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Obituaries: January 30, 2019

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Obituaries from the January 30 paper.

Emmett John Armstrong was born and passed away on Monday, Jan. 21, 2019 in Lake Charles.

He is survived by his parents, David Armstrong and Alexandra Nicole Westney along with his siblings, Dacie Haynes and Tate Haynes. He is also survived by several grandparents.

A memorial service was held on Friday, Jan. 25, beginning at 10 a.m. at Riley Smith Funeral Home in DeQuincy. Officiants were Rev. Garon Dardar and Rev. Jake Rainwater.

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

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Brody Fletcher, 11, of Merryville died on Friday, Jan. 18, 2019.

Survivors include his parents, Joshua and Angela Fletcher of Merryville; sister, Taylor Fletcher of Merryville; grandparents, Reginald Fletcher of Merryville, Vicki Pelfrey of Houston, Texas, Tommy Sanders of Sugartown, Robert and Cathy Lott of Merryville; great-grandparents, Johnnie and Ruth Sanders of Sugartown and Doris Pelfrey of Houston, Texas.

He was preceded in death by his great-grandparents, Norma Patz, Don Pelfrey, Huey and Norma Ashworth, Isaac Wacy Stamps.

Funeral services were held on Friday, Jan. 25, at Bethel Grove United Pentecostal Church in Merryville. Pastor Roy Hoosier officiated. Burial followed at Cannon Cemetery in Merryville.

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Clarence “Sonny” Clifton Chandler, 72, of DeQuincy, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019 at West Calcasieu Cameron Hospital.

He was born to his late parents, Clarence and Hallie Chandler on Oct. 13, 1946 in New Orleans,. He was proud of his military service in the United States Navy, where he served during Vietnam.

He enjoyed fishing, hunting, gardening, and tending to his garden. He was active in various church activities. Most of all, he loved spending time with his family

He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Mona Chandler; one son, Clarence Christopher Chandler and wife Tonya of Ragley; two daughters, Susan Moses and Julie Christine Chandler, both of DeQuincy; one sister, Mary Jane Barbery and husband Sam of DeQuincy; eight grandchildren, Rebekah Moses Bourque and husband Ryan of Lake Charles, Bethany Moses of Dallas, Texas, Hallie Moses Wall and husband Dr. Andrew of West Virginia, Justin Vallery of DeQuincy, Morgan Vallery of DeQuincy, and Lyndsie Charpentier of New Iberia, Christopher Cade Chandler of Sulphur, Taylor Chandler of Ragley; along with eight great-grandchildren.

Sonny was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Hallie Chandler.

Services were held at Hixson-Snider Funeral Home on Monday, Jan. 28, at 2 p.m. with Mike Streams officiating. Visitation was at Hixson-Snider Funeral Home on Sunday, Jan. 27, from 5 to 8 p.m. Visitation resumed at the funeral home on Monday, from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. Burial followed at Perkins Cemetery.

Services were entrusted to Hixson-Snider Funeral Home, 205 E. Harrison St., DeQuincy.

Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.hixsonfuneralhomes.com

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Funeral services for Geraline H. Banks, 92, were held Saturday, Jan. 26, at 2 p.m., at Good Hope Missionary Baptist Church, 821 Sampson St, Westlake.

Geraline Banks was born Jan. 19, 1927 in Lake Charles and lived in Westlake most of her life. She was married the late Leon Banks for 47 years; to this union, five children were born.

Geraline died on Monday, Jan. 21, 2019 at her home surrounded by family and loved ones.

Geraline was a member of Good Hope Missionary Baptist Church where she served faithfully as a Deaconess, choir member, and several other positions. Her most loved position was that of Youth Director as she always had a special place in her heart to nurture and guide young people.

She leaves to cherish her memory her daughters, Shirlyn Banks Bassard (Joshua) of Kent, Wash., Linda Banks Harris (James) of DeQuincy, and Millicence Gordon McKnight (Jerome) of Nolanville, Texas.

She also leaves her sons, Rev. Terrell Banks, Sr (Monica) and Bishop Joseph Banks (Cathy) both of Lake Charles and Delron Gordon (Melissa) of Westlake.

She leaves behind 15 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren.

Geraline was preceded by her parents; husband, Leon Banks; daughter, Matilda Banks Gordon; a granddaughter; a grandson; and a great-grandson.

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Ruth Elizabeth Chaumont, 79, of Moss Bluff, died on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019.

She was born in Sumter, S.C., but lived in Moss Bluff since 1972. She lived in Germany for three years, France for four years as part of her 20 years of being an Air Force wife. She worked for the Calcasieu Parish School Board as a school bus driver and as a registrar of voters in Moss Bluff.

She is survived by her husband, Warren Chaumont; sons, Andre Chaumont (Sharon) of Ragley; Maurice Chaumont (E. Grey Talley) of Pollock; daughter, Collette George (Ronnie) of Moss Bluff; brothers, Tom Hodge of Charleston, S.C.; Howard Hodge of Greatfalls, S.C.; sister, Margaret Henderson of Sumter, S.C.; 11 grandchildren; and 13 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Horace Hodge and Ruth Carroll Hodge; daughter, Sharon Weeks; and two sisters.

Funeral services were held at Hixson Funeral Home of Lake Charles on Sunday, Jan. 27. Burial followed at Highland Memory Garden in Lake Charles.

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Comolette R. Murdough, 95, of DeQuincy died Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019.

Funeral services are pending and have been entrusted to Hixson-Snider Funeral Home, 205 E. Harrison St., DeQuincy. Phone: 786-6000.

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Lesta Pearl Martin, 72 of DeQuincy died Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019.

Funeral services are pending and have been entrusted to Hixson-Snider Funeral Home, 205 E. Harrison St., DeQuincy. Phone: 786-6000.

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Wilda Jones Coldiron Moon died on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019, at The Retreat in Beaufort, S.C.

She was born in Longville. She was a 1951 graduate of Northwestern State College in Natchitoches. Following college graduation with a Bachelor of Arts, she then moved to Oklahoma where she began her teaching career in 1952. She moved in 1954 to Baton Rouge and taught school in Louisiana for the next 36 years. She taught at College Oaks, Nelson, and Oak Park Elementary.

She was a long time member of St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church where she sang in the choir.

She is survived by her children, Nancy Coldiron Ferry (Steve) and Kimet Charles Coldiron (Susan); five grandchildren; two step-children; five step-grandchildren; two step great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Elizabeth Izora Pettus and Chappell Bolivar Jones; one sister; her husband Col. Theodore Moon, and her step-son, Teddy Moon.

A celebration of life service was held Saturday, Jan. 26, at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in Lake Charle.Burial was at Prien Memorial Park Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 4020 Hodges St., Lake Charles LA 70605.

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Services for Dorothy Louise Guidry Washington, 86, were held Saturday, Jan. 26, at Evergreen Missionary Baptist Church in DeQuincy at 1 p.m. with Rev. James Boyd Harris officiating.

She died Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019.

She was born in Houston, Texas. She worked at many of the surrounding area hospitals and agencies before starting a home health agency of her own with a coworker, Gloria Jones, in Bon Wier, Texas.

She is survived by her daughter, Doris Faye Washington of DeQuincy; two granddaughters; 12 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Mary and John Johns; grandparents, Rudolph and Mary Guidry; husband, Ellis Washington Sr.; one brother; sons, Ellis Washington Jr., Rodney Stewart Hollins, George Ellis Washington, and Vernon Wayne Washington; daughters, Alice Marie Washington, Penelope Washington Stevenson and Verna Jayne Washington; one granddaughter, and one great-great-granddaughter.

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John Richard Martin of Lake Charles died Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019, at the age of 88.

John was born in Jennings. He resided in the Jennings and Lake Arthur areas until the family moved to Ragley in 1942. He graduated from Ragley High School in 1947. Immediately following graduation, he joined the Marine Corps on June 3, 1947, and was honorably discharged on Aug. 1, 1952.

He moved to Ragley at 13 years of age.

In March 1998, he retired from Citgo Refinery after 46 years. His last position with the company was shift supervisor. He was a member and an usher at Livingway Pentecostal Church in Lake Charles.

He is survived by his wife, Wanda Jackson Martin; children, John Michael Martin of Humble, Texas, Kathy Ann Butler of Spring, Texas, and Keith Alan Martin of Arlington, Tenn.; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert White Martin Sr. and Mamie Pearl Hoffpauir Martin; and two brothers.

The funeral service was held Tuesday, Jan. 29, at Livingway Pentecostal Church. The Reverends Charles Nugent and Chuck Huddleston officiated. Interment followed at Magnolia Cemetery, Ragley

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A memorial service for Michael Keith Elliott, 47, of Duncan, Okla. will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 2, at First Baptist Church in DeQuincy. Family and friends will officiate. Burial will be at Starks Cemetery.

He died on Friday, Jan. 11, 2019, at his home. He was a native of DeQuincy.

He was a member of The Pentecostal Church of DeQuincy. He was employed by Halliburton and was a truck driver for 18 years. He attended school in DeQuincy.

He is survived by his wife, Michelle Laird Elliott of Duncan, Okla.; mother, Syble Mae Gillis of Duncan, Okla. and father, Dennis Williams and stepmother, Pam, of Ratliff City, Okla.; daughter, Ami Elliott Graham and husband, Blake of Marlow, Okla.; son, Katlin Blake Elliott of Duncan, Okla.; and brother, Buddy Williams and wife, Kim of Duncan, Okla.

His mother and siblings are formerly of DeQuincy.

Riley Smith Funeral Home will handle the burial services. The funeral home is located at 1810 W. Fourth St., DeQuincy.

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Deborah Mears, 68, of Ragley, died Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m Wednesday, Jan. 30, at Myers Colonial Funeral Home in DeRidder. Burial will be at Beauregard Cemetery.

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