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Obituaries: March 28, 2018

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Obituaries from the March 28 paper.

Marlin Eldridge Seabaugh, 64, died Saturday, Mar. 17, 2018 at his residence.

He was a native of Cape Girardeau, Mo., and had been a resident of the Sulphur/DeQuincy area for 40 years before he retired at his camp at Toledo Bend eight years ago.

Survivors include his wife, Anita Seabaugh of Florien; sons, Jerrod Seabaugh and wife Tina of Westlake, and Andy Seabaugh and wife Missy of Moss Bluff; stepdaughters, Tammy Swarthout of Orange, Texas, and Ursala Christopher of Starks; five sisters; three brothers; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

A life celebration was held Saturday, Mar. 24, in Hixson-Sulphur Memorial Funeral Home led by Jody Barrilleaux.

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Patty Jean McFatter Singletary, 81, a resident of Ragley passed away on Tuesday, Mar. 20, 2018.

Patty received a Masters Degree from McNeese State University and retired from Cameron Parish School System after 28 years of service. She was a member of the Magnolia Baptist Church, Eastern Star, Daughters of the American Revolution, Ragley Historical Society and a member of Phi Mu Sorority.

She is survived by her children, Joseph Teal Singletary and wife Beverly and David Mal Singletary, all of Ragley. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Garret Singletary, Harley Singletary, Leslie Ann Bell and husband Bill along with three great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. She is also survived by her nephew, John Boyd Duggins and wife Debbie and family, along with a host of cousins, other family and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Boyd Singletary; and her parents, John Elbert McFatter and Verone Mitchell McFatter.

The family received friends on Friday, Mar. 23, from 5-8 p.m. at Magnolia Baptist Church in Ragley with the funeral service being held at Magnolia Baptist Church on Saturday, Mar. 24, beginning at 10 a.m. with Pastor David Free officiating. Interment followed at McFatter Cemetery in DeQuincy.

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

(Paid Memorial)

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Gaynell Hardin was born on Feb 17, 1925 and passed away on Mar. 23, 2018 at the age of 93.

She is survived by her daughter, Dottie Holt of Deweyville, Texas; grandchildren, Melissa Fletcher, Stephanie Barnes and Charles Holt along with five great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her three sisters, Dorothy Foreman, Norma Hallmark and Wanda Caruthers.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Milford Hardin; daughter, Dani Margo Barnes; parents, John Emmett Allred and Myrtle Geneva Alford; two brothers and two sisters.

The graveside service was held on Monday, Mar. 26, at 11 a.m. at Pilgrims Rest Cemetery in Many. Rev. Michael Orange officiated.
Arrangements were handled by Riley Smith Funeral Home, 1810 W. Fourth St., DeQuincy.

(Paid Memorial)

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Jeri LaFleur Rider, 42, of Moss Bluff, died Thursday, Mar. 22, 2018, at her residence.

A life-long resident of the Lake Charles area, Rider was a native of Hackberry, a 1993 graduate of Hackberry High School and attended Gillis Baptist Church. She was also a graduate of McNeese State University and worked as a bookkeeper.

Survivors include a son, Hayden Lane Galloway of Baton Rouge; daughter, Madison Grace Rider of Longville; father, Michael LaFleur of Moss Bluff; sister, Tressa Daigle and husband Brad of Sulphur; and a brother, Johnny LaFleur of Moss Bluff.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Pamela Riggs LaFleur.

Funeral service was held on Sunday, Mar. 25, at Johnson and Robison Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Marcus Wade officiating. Burial was in Hackberry Community Cemetery.

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George Charles Cormier, 64, of Westlake, died Tuesday, Mar. 20, 2018, at his residence.

Mr. Cormier was born in Chicago, Ill. He was raised in DeQuincy where he was a graduate of DeQuincy High School. He moved to Lake Charles in 1975 and had lived in Westlake for more than 25 years. He was an operator at Olin Chemical for ten years before becoming disabled.

Survivors include two daughters, Amanda Cormier Ardoin (Philip) of West Monroe and Georgia Cormier of Aurora, Colo.; two grandchildren; and six siblings, Warren Cormier, Jr of Lake Charles, Pamela Ann Whitsitt of Sulphur, Suzanna Cooper and James Cormier, both of Huffman, Texas, Mark Cormier of Lake Charles, and William “Billy” Cormier of Channelview, Texas.

He was preceded in death by a son, Ross Allen Cormier; one brother; and parents, Elizabeth and Warren Cormier, Sr.

Funeral service was held Monday, Mar. 26, at Johnson Funeral Home. Deacon George Carr officiated. Cremation followed service.

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Barbara Jean “Bobby” Lewis, 75, of Lake Charles died on Sunday, Mar. 25, 2018.

She attended Washington High School. She was the owner of Lewis Texaco in Lake Charles and then spent 25 years in Ragley.

Survivors include two sons, Michael Lewis and Edward Lewis (the late Melissa Lewis); all of Lake Charles; three daughters, Jacqueline (Jerry) Fontenot and Ericka (Thomas) Mallett, all of Lake Charles, and Dorothy (Jarrod) Iles of DeRidder; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brothers, Alfred, Vincent Jr., Robert and Lawrence; and sister, Juanita Antoine.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Vincent and Lillian Antoine and husband, Abbie Lewis.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, Mar. 31, at 11 a.m. at Johnson Funeral Home in Lake Charles. Pastor Clifton David of First Church of God in Christ will officiate. Burial will follow at Combre Memorial Park. Visitation will be held at 10 a.m. until the time of the service.

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