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Obituaries: January 23, 2019

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Obituaries from the January 23 paper.

Harold “David” Raborn, 70, of DeQuincy passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019.

He is survived by his children, Becky Raborn Keel and husband, Brennan of Denham Springs and David Raborn of and Ferriday; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; partner, Lawanna Dove of DeQuincy.

Mr. Raborn’s cremation has been entrusted to Riley Smith Funeral Home.

Arrangements are being handled by Riley Smith Funeral Home, 1810 W. Fourth St., DeQuincy.

(Paid Memorial)

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Louise Shelton, 86, of Sulphur, died Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019.

She was a member of First Baptist Church of Sulphur and sang with the Agin Cajuns Senior Choir. She was the bookkeeper for Dr. Charles Smith for many years.

Survivors include her children, Kathy Walsh and husband Jim Sr. of Carlyss, Karen David and husband Roger of Sulphur, and Jeff Shelton and wife Carol of DeQuincy; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, A. D. Shelton; and two brothers, Charles Terry and Paul Dean Terry.

Her funeral service was held Saturday, Jan. 19, at Hixson Sulphur Memorial Funeral Home. Dr. Andy Buckley officiated. Burial followed in Mimosa Pines Cemetery of Carlyss.

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Joyce Cleary, 81, passed away Friday, Jan. 18, 2019 at her residence in Sulphur.

Joyce was born and raised in Lake Charles, but spent time living in Florida, Las Vegas, Austin, and Germany before coming back to Lake Charles. She was a social butterfly and never met a stranger, which was an asset during her many years managing local restaurants.

Joyce is survived by her two daughters, Gayle Higby and husband Jeffery of Katy, Texas, and Tina Reeves of DeQuincy; one son, William R. Cleary of Sulphur; two grandchildren, Nikki Reeves and Caleb Reeves; four brothers, Clifton Reeves of Topsy, Wayne Reeves and wife Betty of Topsy, Mervin Reeves and wife Peggy of Topsy, and Pete Reeves and wife Marion of Moss Bluff; and a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Howard and Ruth Reeves; daughter, Phyllis Cleary; son-in-law, Randy Reeves; sister, Marie Gill; and brother, Ovie Reeves.

The visitation was held Sunday, Jan. 20, from 5-9 p.m. at Heritage Funeral Home. The funeral service was held Monday, Jan. 21, at 11 a.m. at Heritage Funeral Home. Interment was at Creel Memorial Gardens. Rev. John Palir, III and Rev. Jon Hair officiated.

(Paid Memorial)

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Sam Salvador Lisotta, 87, of Lake Charles, died Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019, in a local care facility.

He was a native to and lived most of his life in Lake Charles and 30 years in Singer. He was a graduate of Lake Charles High School where he played football. He worked 30 years as an operator for Olin Corporation.

Survivors include his wife, Edna O’Kelley Lisotta of Lake Charles; son, Sammy Luke Lisotta and wife Tressie of Singer; three daughters, Cathy Lisotta Reeves, Gay Lisotta Gehrig and husband Doug of Lake Charles and Cindy Lisotta Beaugh and husband Tim of Scott; 11 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Luke and Mariano Giardina Lisotta; four brothers; two sisters; one grandson, Jason Cole Reeves; and one great-granddaughter, Alexis Kaitlyn Robinson.

Funeral services were held Sunday, Jan. 20, at Johnson Funeral Home Chapel. Deacon George Carr officiated. Interment followed in Consolata Cemetery.

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Megan Marie Lack, 26, died Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018.

She was born in DeRidder.

She is survived by her two daughters, Aspen Hayze Lack and Joleigh Gray Turner; parents, Kerry Lack and Jackie Lack and Gina of Ragley; one brother, Baron Lack of DeRidder; and grandmother, Helen Wilson.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Gary Wilson and Sam and Mary Lack.

A celebration of life service was held Sunday, Dec. 30, at Myers Colonial Funeral Home in DeRidder. Her funeral service was held on Monday, Dec. 31, at the funeral home.

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