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Obituaries: September 6, 2017

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Obituaries from the September 6 paper.

Albert Lee Clifton of DeQuincy passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017 just four days before his 98th birthday. He joined his wife, his parents and seven siblings in heaven.

He is survived by his brother, Leonard Clifton; and five children, Gay and Lawrence Langston, Mary Alice and Mark Middlebrooks, Denise Delphen, Anne and Ric Ellis and Warren and Annelise Clifton. His grandchildren are Lauren and Michael Alexander, Lisa and Alfonso Torres, Matthew and Heather Middlebrooks, Michael and Meagan Middlebrooks, Mason and Kaitlyn Middlebrooks, Sawyer Clifton, Evan Ellis, Ransom Clifton and Harper Clifton. His great-grandchildren are Anne Katherine Alexander, Aidan Torres, Caleb Middlebrooks, Nicole Alexander, Garrett Alexander, Mark Middlebrooks and Chloe Torres. There is a large extended family.

Visitation was held Saturday, Sept. 2 from 7-9 p.m. at First Baptist Church of DeQuincy. The funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 3 at First Baptist Church of DeQuincy with Rev. Gil Arthur officiating. The family hosted a reception in the church fellowship hall after the service. He was buried in Rigmaiden Cemetery next to Gwen, his wife of 63 years. His honorary pallbearers were his six grandsons.

The family thanks the caregivers and friends who allowed him to live at home this past year.

The family suggests that memorial gifts be given to Building Improvement Fund of the First Baptist Church of DeQuincy or to the Rigmaiden and Perkins Cemetery Association, Inc., P. O. Box 59, DeQuincy LA 70633

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

(Paid Memorial)

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Elenora “Nora” Fruh, 86, of Westlake, died Friday, Aug. 25, 2017, at a local hospital. She was born in Lake Charles. She was a member of St. John Bosco Catholic Church. Mrs. Fruh graduated from St. Charles Academy and worked 20 years at the Calcasieu Parish Food Stamp Office. She was a homemaker.

She is survived by three daughters, Cynthia Regan of Moss Bluff, Roxanne Whitstine and husband Duane of DeQuincy, Deborah Williams and husband Greg of The Woodlands, Texas; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and sister, Leola Rougeou of Lake Charles.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Fruh; parents, Captain Daniel Goss Jessen and Beulah LeLeux Jessen; and two brothers.

Services were held at St. John Bosco Catholic Church of Westlake on Saturday, Sept. 2, with Deacon Garrett Caraway officiating. Burial followed at Westlake Memorial Park Cemetery.

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Kenneth (Ken) Raymond Craft was born in Tomball, Texas and died Friday, Aug. 25, 2017, in an auto accident in Bellville, Texas.

Craft graduated from South Beauregard High School, attended McNeese and graduated from Delta Business College. He was a pipe designer for Kellogg, Brown & Root.

He is survived by one son, J. D. (Krystal); two grandsons, Hunter and Remington; parents, Gene and Sandy Craft of Ragley; two brothers, Kelly and Kerry.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Mace and Dorothy Craft, Charles and Bernice Kelly.

Funeral service was Saturday, Sept. 2, at Squyres United Methodist Church in Ragley, with the Revs. Kelly Craft and James Reed officiating. Burial will be at Reisinger Memorial Park in Ragley, at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Squyres Methodist Church, P. O. Box 46, Ragley LA 70657.

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