Obituaries from the February 15 paper.
Rose Ann Henry, 78, passed away on Monday, Feb. 6, 2017 at a local hospital.
She loved having a girl’s night out, traveling, shopping, and always would attend her class reunions with the class of 1956. She loved her dog Skipper and cat Heidi, whom were devoted to her.
She is survived by her loving husband of 65 years, Harry James Henry; sons, Ronald Henry and wife Mary of Carlyss, Randy Henry and wife Connie of DeQuincy; daughters, Rebecca LaFleur and husband Craig of Carlyss, Rhonda Duhon and husband Mark of Sulphur; along with eleven grandchildren, Jennie, A. J., Christopher, Kevin, Kayla, Nick, Travis, Jared, Laura, Ryan, Jessica; along with 11 great-grandchildren.
Rose was preceded in death by parents, Hypolite and Lena Guidry; along with two sisters, Bert Guidry, and Norcille Andersen.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. at St. Theresa Catholic Church on Thursday, Feb. 9. Visitation was held on Wednesday, Feb. 8, from 5-9 p.m. with a Rosary at 6 p.m. at Hixson Sulphur Memorial Funeral Home. Visitation will resume on Thursday, from 8:30 a.m. until the procession to St. Theresa Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Mimosa Pines South.
Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.hixsonfuneralhomes.com
Barbara Ann Evans died Monday, Feb. 6, 2017, at a local hospital.
Mrs. Evans was born in Lake Charles. She was a long-time resident of Moss Bluff, and graduate of Sam Houston High School. She was of the Baptist faith and worked at The Eye Clinic for 16 years.
She is survived by her husband, Samuel Evans of Lake Charles; daughter, Stephanie Kennedy (Kart) of Ragley; two sons, James Drounett (Daphnie) of Westlake, and Van Drounett Jr. of Ragley; stepson, Philip Evans (Jesica) of Deville; sister, Delores Bourque of LeBleu Settlement; one grandson; one granddaughter; and one step granddaughter.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and son, Brandon Kopp.
Cremation has been entrusted to Johnson Funeral Home. A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Shirley Ann Ashworth, 82, of Starks, died at her home on Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017.
She was a lifelong resident of Starks and member of First Pentecostal Church of Starks. She was a life member of the VFW Auxiliary, longtime member of the Lions Club and MOCA. She drove a bus for Calcasieu Parish School Board for many years.
Survivors include her six children, Shelton (Theressa) Ashworth, Armithea (Terry) Borel, Lena Mae Ashworth, Ricky Lee (Marilyn) Ashworth, and Thomas Ashworth, all of Starks, and Karen (Rod) Harrison of Houston, Texas; 18 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
Shewas preceded in death by her husband, Roy Lee Ashworth; mother, Alena; father, Maurice; one sister; one brother; and a grandson, Jacob Barks.
Funeral services were held Saturday, Feb. 11, at First Pentecostal Church of Starks. Rev. Karl Smith, Rev. Jeremy Shields and Rev. Darrell Orange officiated. Interment was in Clark Cemetery.
Glenn D. Harrison, 76, of Moss Bluff, died Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017, at Lake Charles Memorial Hospital. He was born Sept. 19, 1940 in DeQuincy.
Mr. Harrison worked for many years as an oil field consultant until he retired in 2012.
He is survived by his wife, Regina Harrison; one son, Darrell W. Harrison of Elizabeth; three daughters, Glenda L. Grey (Robert) of Jacksonville Beach, Fla., Stephanie L. Morrissey (Chris) of Nottingham, England, and Melinda G. Yelverton (Ross) of New Iberia; 11 grandchildren; two sisters, Georgia H. Sutton of Lake Arthur and Margia H. Rodrigue of Thibodaux.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Jack and Julia Smith Harrison; one brother; and one sister, all of DeQuincy.
Funeral services were held Friday, Feb. 10, at the First Baptist Church of Gillis. Rev. Glenn George officiated. Burial followed at Old Ritchie Cemetery in Moss Bluff.
Nora Nell Royer, 78, died Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017, in her residence.
She was a native of Sparta, Tenn., and had been a resident of Vinton, for the last 58 years. She worked for 26 years as a school bus driver with the Calcasieu Parish School Board. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church.
Survivors include her husband, Melvin Joseph Royer; her children, Lori Thrower and husband Tony, Kenny Royer, and Joanie Royer, all of Vinton, and Darryl Royer and wife Lucy of Starks; her brother, Kenneth Conley of Chiefland, Fla.; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Her funeral was held Friday, Feb. 10, in St. Joseph Catholic Church of Vinton. Rev. Carlos Garcia officiated. Burial was in Big Woods Cemetery in Edgerly.
Deborah Ann Duhon, 63, of Lake Charles, died Friday, Feb. 10, 2017, at a local hospital.
Deborah was born in Orange, Texas, and was a longtime resident of Lake Charles. She was a homemaker and a member of Glad Tidings.
Survivors include her husband, Rickey T. Duhon; son, Richard Carl Pierce (Cady Suzanne) of LeBleu Settlement; daughter, Jennifer Pierce (Florabel) of Ragley; mother, Newellyn Roberts of Moss Bluff; brother, David Sonnier of Moss Bluff; sister, Karen Hagen of Ragley; and two grandchildren.
Preceding her in death were her father, Perry Sonnier; stepfather, Floyd Roberts; brother, Tony Sonnier; and two grandchildren, Trevor Pierce and Matthew Pierce.
Graveside services were held Monday, Feb. 13, at the Old Ritchie Cemetery in Moss Bluff with Rev. Gary Evers officiating.
Janice Reel, 79, of Starks died on Friday, Feb. 10, 2017, at her residence.
Mrs. Reel was born in Starks. After moving back to Louisiana from Delaware, she worked at the Postal Service. She also worked at Micelle’s Meat Market as a sales rep.
She is survived by a son, Bobby Keith Reel Jr. and wife Eleshia (Hyatt) Reel; daughters, Beverly Kay Reel Stephenson and husband Lloyd Glenn Stephenson Jr., Yvonne Eileen Reel Alexander and husband David Glenn Alexander Sr.; siblings, Edith Bourgeois, Dwaine Thompson, Billy Roy Thompson; eight grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Bobby Keith Reel, Sr. and parents, Louie Thompson and Annie Thompson
Services were held at Hixson-Snider Funeral Home Tuesday, Feb. 14, with celebrant Jody Barrileaux. Burial followed at Miller Annex in Starks.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Claudia Charoline Gough Googe, 73, of Sulphur died Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017 at M. D. Anderson Hospital in Houston.
Mrs. Googe was born in Burlington, N.C. She was a homemaker as well as a busdriver for 24 years for Calcasieu Parish School Board. She and her husband relocated to Louisiana in 1968.
Survivors include her husband, Millard W. Googe Sr.; her children, Millard Googe Jr. and wife Leann of Seattle, Wash., Angie Googe, and Jason Googe and wife Misty; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild, Brooks Michael Lanclos.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas and Elizabeth Gough;and one sister, Virginia “Gen” Silvey.
Funeral services were held Friday, Feb. 10, at Houston River Baptist Church. Rev. Lonnie Gothrup officiated. Burial will follow in Mimosa Pines Cemetery.
Drew Dee Pitre, 88, a native and resident of DeQuincy, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017 at Christus St. Patrick Hospital in Lake Charles.
He was a direct descendant of John Jacob Ryan, Sr. and Mathis Gimnick. He was a Corporal in the U.S. Army Missile Battalion and served from his Country from August, 1954 through August 1956. Drew was a welder and boilermaker with Local 587. He loved to read Western novels. Drew was a loving husband, father, and grandfather and he will be greatly missed.
He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Kathryn Charpentier Pitre, six children, daughters, Dru Elayne Talbot and husband, Ben of Lake Charles, Darlene Oneal and husband, Robert of Beaumont, Texas, Jolyn Pitre of DeQuincy, Donna Collins and husband, Monty of Farmington, New Mexico, Debra Lockett and husband, Bobby of Lake Charles, and son, Dale Pitre and wife, Tina of DeQuincy, along with 17 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank Pitre and Ida Royer Pitre, and one sister, Frankie Pitre Quinn.
The family received friends on Tuesday, Feb. 14,from 7-9 p.m. at Riley Smith Funeral Home. There will be a private funeral service at Riley Smith Funeral Home with a private interment at DeQuincy Memorial Park.
Arrangements are being handled by Riley Smith Funeral Home, 1810 W. Fourth St., DeQuincy.