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Current Obituaries

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Obituaries from the October 22 paper.

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Julia Areno Tower, 92, died on Oct. 18, 2014. She was a lifelong resident of Westlake and a charter member of the Lighthouse Tabernacle Church in Sulphur.

She is survived by her son, Wendell H. Tower Jr. and wife Rose White Tower of Lake Charles; two daughters, Myrtle Tower Warden and husband Milton Warden of DeRidder and Carla Tower Doucet and husband C. A. Doucet of Carlyss; five grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; a brother, Harold Areno of Westlake; and two sisters, Beulah Burnett of DeQuincy and Lillie Mae Burnett of Sulphur.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Wendell Henry Tower; her parents, John and Irene Vincent Areno; and her great-grandson, Alexander Gage Tower.

Funeral services were held on Tuesday, Oct. 21, at the Lighthouse Tabernacle Church in Sulphur with Rev. Allan Upton officiating. Burial was in Magnolia Cemetery in Westlake.

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Barbara Jean LeDoux Myers, 68, of Sulphur died Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, at her daughter's home.

She was a native of Lake Charles and had been a resident of Orange, Texas for the last 18 years, coming from Sulphur.

Barbara loved to dance, sew, bake, and spend time watching her grandchildren grow. She loved all of her friends. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend to all.

Survivors include her husband of 18 years, Kenneth Myers of Orange, Texas; son, Jeffery LeDoux and wife, Naomi of Westlake; daughters, Tanya Drozda and husband, Enoch, and Shelley Davis and husband, Derek, all of DeQuincy; two brothers, Robert LeJeune and Russell LeJeune, both of Lake Charles; three sisters, Delores LeBlue and Patricia Pharris, both of DeQuincy, and Peggy Bourne of Jefferson, Texas; and six grandchildren, Austin LeDoux, Kourtney Drozda, Brody Drozda, Dalton Davis, Dawson Davis, and Dayne Davis.

She was preceded in death by her spouse, Arvil LeDoux; her parents, Edd and Sybil LeJeune; and her half sister, Lois Istre.

Her funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 22, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Sulphur. The Rev. Aubrey Guilbeau will officiate. Burial will be in Mimosa Pines Cemetery South in Carlyss under the direction of Hixson-Sulphur Memorial Funeral Home.

Visition was held from 2-9 p.m. Tuesday with a scripture service at 6 p.m., followed by a rosary service. Visitation will resume at 9 a.m. until time of service Wednesday in the funeral home.

Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.hixsonfuneralhomes.com

(Paid Memorial)

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Christopher "Scott" Marcantel, 44, of West Monroe passed away on Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014 at his residence.

Scott graduated with Honors from both DeQuincy High School and Louisiana Tech. He worked at CenturyLink as an IT Manager. He was an avid LSU fan and NFL Saints and Cowboys fan, enjoyed traveling, adventure and spending time with family, especially on special occasions. He was a wonderful and loving husband, father, son, brother and uncle.

Scott is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 15 years, Kelli Measel Marcantel of West Monroe; parents, Roger and Joyce Riley Marcantel of Sulphur; son, Breyden Marcantel of Cabot, Ark.; daughters, Amber Marcantel, Katie Marcantel and Madison Gould, all of West Monroe; paternal grandmother, Annie Marcantel of Sulphur; brother, Jon Marcantel of Austin, Texas and sister, Lori Chehotsky of DeQuincy.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Harold and Arleen Riley; and paternal grandfather, Marvin Marcantel.

Visitation was held on Tuesday, Oct. 21, at Hixson-Snider Funeral Home from 5-9 p.m. and will resume on Wednesday at 11 a.m. until service time at Pine Grove Baptist Church.

His funeral service will be at 2 p.m. at the church with Rev. Chris Jeffus, Rev. Glenn George and Rev. Jerry Hext officiating. Burial will be in Perkins Cemetery.

A Memorial Service will be held on Monday, Oct. 27, at 6 p.m. at Mt. Vernon Baptist Church in West Monroe.

Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.hixsonfuneralhomes.com

(Paid Memorial)

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