Obituaries from the October 8 paper.
Christine Nannette Manuel, 53, of Lake Charles, died Monday, Oct. 6, 2014, in a local hospital.
Manuel was born in Kinder and lived in Lake Charles all of her life. She was a graduate of Lake Charles High School. Christine was an insurance agent for State Farm for over 20 years.
Survivors include a son, Marcus Crochet and wife Crystal of Welsh; a daughter, Heather Digby and husband Shawn of DeRidder; her mother, Barbara Theriot and husband Martin of Longville; two brothers, Chris Manuel of Rome, Ga., and Charles Manuel of Moss Bluff; and five grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her father, Lawrence Preston Manuel.
Funeral services were held Friday, Oct. 10, at the Johnson Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Alan Trouille officiated. Burial followed in Prien Memorial Park Cemetery.
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Arnold Lee Smith, 82, of Starks died Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014.
Survivors include his wife, Hilda Smith of Starks; son, Arlis Smith of Starks; daughters, Denise Lake and husband, Lee “Digger” of Starks, Vonda Smith and husband, David of Weatherford, Texas; brother, Frank Smith of Navasota, Texas; sister, Sadie Welch of Mauriceville, Texas; six grandchildren; and three great grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, Oct. 14, at Calvary Apostolic Church in Starks. Buria followed at Miller Annex Cemetery in Starks. Rev. Jeremy Shields officiated.
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Brunell Hunter died on Monday, Oct. 6, 2014. He was born in Franklin.
He is survived by his wife, Virginia Myles Hunter; daughters, Vennessa Ann Hollins (Henry) of Houston, Texas, Laura Bell Williams, Virginia Ann Mouton, Patricia Marie Campbell and LaTosha Marie Myles, all of Lake Charles; sons, Harold Alvin Campbell, Howard (Mendy) Allan Campbell, and Hayward Allen Campbell, all of Lake Charles; Vaalon Miles; three brothers, Benjamin of Port Arthur, Texas, Leroy and Ronnie Hunter, both of DeQuincy; four sisters, Ella Braxton of Mossville, Ola M. Leday and Clara Frohm, both of DeQuincy, and Cynthia Benjamin of Lake Charles; one sister-in-law, Willie Mae Hunter; 28 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his mother and father; two sisters, Vernell Hunter and Edna Mae Simien; and one brother, Johnny Hunter.
His funeral was held Saturday, Oct. 11, at Evergreen Baptist Church. Pastor James Harris officiated. Burial was in Community Cemetery.
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