Obituaries from the July 23 paper.
Funeral services for Morris Kay Weldon, 82, of Pitkin, were held Monday, July 21, at Smyrna Baptist Church in Sugartown, with Rev. Frank Ott, Elder Chad Boone and Rev. Tim Lee officiating. Burial followed in Smyrna Cemetery in Sugartown.
Mr. Weldon died Friday, July 18, 2014, in DeRidder Retirement and Rehab Center in DeRidder.
He was born in Sugartown, where he lived most of his life. He was formerly employed with Beauregard Electric CO-OP Inc., Welborn Construction and Kulaga Construction. He had also been employed as a school bus driver for Vernon Parish School Board for 13 years.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, serving during the Korean War. He was a member of Smyrna Baptist Church where he was a deacon and Sunday School superintendent for over 50 years. He was a mason and member of Sam Todd Lodge #182 in Sugartown, for 50 years. Morris was a member of “The Glory Bound Four” quartet.
He is survived by his wife, Patricia Ann Weldon of Pitkin; three sons, Nolen Weldon and wife Kimberly of Cole Central, Shane Weldon and wife Jennifer of Sugartown and Gregory Corum and wife Julie of Pitkin; two daughters, Judy Weldon and husband Ronald Cooley of DeRidder, and Sis Boone and husband Chad of Hicks; three sisters, Jean Cox and Delora Gill of Pitkin, and Elva June Craft of DeQuincy; and eight grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Joe and Nancy Stracener Weldon; one grandson, Jody Weldon; two brothers; and one sister.
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Mary Hazel Breaux, 88, of Sulphur died Saturday, July 19, 2014, in a local hospital.
She was a native of Kaplan and had resided in Vinton for 80 years. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, VFW Ladies Auxiliary Post 9854 and Ladies Auxiliary of the American Legion John C. Bowden Post.
Survivors include her five children, John V. “Johnny” Breaux Jr. and wife Donna of Vinton, Kent Breaux of Fort Worth, Gloria Manuel and husband Ted of DeQuincy, Cathy Richardson and husband Steve of Fort Worth, and Swinford Breaux and wife Roxanne of Carlyss; 13 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 23 in St. Theresa’s Catholic Church. Rev. Joe Aquino will officiate. Interment will follow in Big Woods Cemetery in Edgerly.
Visitation will be held at Hixson-Sulphur Memorial Funeral Home from 8-10:30 a.m. Wednesday.
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