Obituaries from the April 16 paper.
Robert Harland “Sam” Yellott of DeQuincy passed away on Saturday, Apr. 12, 2014 at the age of 80 after a brief illness.
Sam was a native of DeQuincy and retired from PPG. He was a member of First Baptist Church of DeQuincy. “Papa” was an avid fisherman, hunter, gardener, sports enthusiast and wood crafter.
Those left to cherish his memory are his wife of 59 years, Sue Treadway Yellott of DeQuincy; two sons, Steve Yellott and wife Sheila of Baton Rouge and Scott Yellott and wife Pam of DeQuincy; one daughter, Kim Andrews and husband Kent of Kinder; seven grandchildren, Jonathan, Bradley and wife Janae Yellott of Lake Charles, Kate Desormeaux and husband Joey of Round Rock, Texas, Anna Gregory and husband Ryan of Oak Grove, Jill Rice and husband Blake, Kalli and Kade Andrews of Kinder; five great-grandchildren, Emma Kate Rice of Kinder, James and Samuel Gregory of Oak Grove and Reece and Baby “D” (due in three weeks) Desormeaux of Round Rock, Texas; one brother, Randy Yellott and wife Bobbie of Westlake; and a sister, Dorothy Yellott of Ponca City, Okla.
Sam was preceded in death by his parents, Maner and Hannah Yellott; a brother, Ralph Edward Yellott; and a son, Sammy Dean Yellott.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, Apr. 15, at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church of DeQuincy. Bro. Rob Walls officiated. Burial followed at Perkins Cemetery.
Visitation began on Monday, Apr. 14, from 5 until 9 p.m. at Hixson-Snider Funeral and resumed Tuesday 9 a.m. until service time at the church.
Pallbearers who honored Sam were his grandsons, Bradley and Jonathan Yellott, Kade Andrews, grandson-in-law, Ryan Gregory and Blake Rice and a special nephew, David Yellott.
Honorary pallbearer was grandson-in-law, Joey Desormeaux.
The family requested in lieu of flowers to please make donations to First Baptist Church of DeQuincy or to your favorite charity.
Words of comfort can be shared with the family at www.hixsonfuneralhomes.com.
Darryl Wayne Breaux, 53, of Sulphur died Saturday, Mar. 15, 2014.
He was born in DeQuincy.
He lived in New Hampshire for 10 years prior to returning home to the Sulphur area.
He is survived by his children, Thomas, Christopher, Jeffery, Wesley, Amy, and Andrew; two grandchildren; and two brothers, Ronald Breaux of Lake Charles and Frank Breaux of Sulphur.
He was preceded in death by one sister; and six brothers.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, Apr. 15, at Johnson Funeral Home. Burial was at Magnolia Cemetery in Ragley. Rev. Tom Bruce officiated.
Henry “Skip” Glover Jr., 56, of Lake Charles died Thursday, Mar. 27, 2014, at his residence.
He was born in Lake Charles and lived there all of his life. He was a graduate of Barbe High School. He worked for Olin Chemicals as an operator for many years.
He is survived by a brother, Rodney Glover and wife Myra of The Woodlands, Texas; a sister, Denise Martin and husband Darrell of DeQuincy; step mother, Elayne Glover of Jasper, Texas; step brother, Roger Burgess and wife Claire of Sulphur; step sister, Rev. Barbie Strauss and husband David of Jasper.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Gloria and Henry Glover Sr.
A memorial service was held Tuesday, Apr. 15, at the Johnson Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Barbie Strauss officiated.
Cremation was entrusted to Johnson Funeral Home. The inurnment will be held at Highland Memory Garden Cemetery at a later date..
Funeral services for Marcia Lee Johnson were held Saturday, Apr. 12, in the Rush Chapel of Oakdale, with the Rev. Greg Willis officiating. Interment followed in Blue Branch Cemetery in Pitkin.
Ms. Johnson, 63, of Oakdale, died Wednesday, Apr. 9, 2014, in Grace Home of Alexandria.
She was preceded in death by her parents, McClenon and Claudia Johnson; two brothers; and four sisters.
Survivors include three brothers, M. C. Johnson of Oberlin, Gipson Johnson of Sulphur, and Harvey Johnson of Ragley; and two sisters, Ann Doyle of Oakdale, and Nedaith Albarado of Lake Charles.
Funeral services for Doris Elaine Wood Allen were held Wednesday, Apr. 9, at 10 a.m. at Antioch Baptist Church in Minden. Officiating was Rev. Keith Adams. Interment followed at Stateline Cemetery in Bradley, Ark. under the direction of Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Minden.
Doris was born Apr. 2, 1939 in Shreveport and died Apr. 6, 2014 in Minden.
Preceding her in death was her husband, Jack Allen; and granddaughter, Sarah Griffin.
She is survived by her sons, David Thomas of Minden, Tommy Thomas and wife, Donna of Ragley; daughters, Lois Cedars and husband, Alvin of Sibley, Karen Griffin and husband, Parrish of DeQuincy; sisters, Carolyn Weldon and husband, George of Heflin, Janice Gould of Arkansas; brothers, Jack Wood and wife, Debra of Castor, Marshall Wood of Mansfield, Johnny Wood and wife, Reba of Springhill, 11 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.
(Editor's Note--Sharon was wife of Joe Mueller and mother of Chris Mueller, longtime sports writer and current sports writer for the DeQuincy News.)
Sharon Mueller, 73, of DeQuincy passed away on Monday, Apr. 14, 2014 at a local hospital.
Mrs. Mueller was born in Spokane, Wash. and lived in DeQuincy since 1974. She was an active member of Our Lady of LaSalette Catholic Church where she served as CYO Director and co-founded the Thanksgiving Basket Program at the church. She was also a Catechism teacher. Sharon was very active in various community and civic organizations. She also received the Distinguished Citizen of the Year Award and the Civic Pride award. She ran the DeQuincy Oak Recreational Center and started many youth activities.
She was like a mother to everyone. She baked many birthday cakes for the people of DeQuincy. She was a creative, talented artist and crafter who enjoyed teaching others her skills. She supported all local sporting events. She never met a stranger and only sought the best in people.
Mrs. Mueller was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend who always had a smile and a kind word for everyone. She was known by most as MeMaw.
Left to cherish her memory is her husband, Joseph Mueller of DeQuincy; sons, Chris Mueller and wife, Laurie, Jeff Mueller of Carlyss and John Mueller of Arlington, Texas; daughters, Shelli Mueller Richard and husband Steve of DeQuincy, Kelly Mueller Conway and husband Joe of Katy, Texas; sister, Linda Cooper of Spokane, Wash; nine grandchildren, Jayme, Tyler, Amy, Jade, Matt, Kaci, Tayler, Cassidy and Colin; five great-grandchildren, Carter, Grant, Harper, Marley and Grady.
She was predeceased by her parents, Lawrence and Hazel Griffith; and grandson, Ryan Edward Richard.
Her funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, April 17, at Our Lady of LaSalette Catholic Church with Father Ed Brunnert and Father Eddie Richard officiating.
Visitation will be on Wednesday from 5-9 p.m. at Hixson-Snider Funeral Home with a Rosary at 7:30 p.m. and will resume at the funeral home on Thursday from 8 a.m. until time of service at the church.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Our Lady of LaSalette Thanksgiving Food Baskets.
Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.hixsonfuneralhomes.com.
John Peter Chenier, 60, died Monday, Apr. 14, 2014.
The Wake will be held Monday, Apr. 21, from 6-10 p.m. at Combre Funeral Home on 1200 Mill Street in Lake Charles with a Rosary at 6:30 p.m.
The funeral will be held on Tuesday, Apr. 22, at 11 a.m. at Our Lady of LaSalette Catholic Church in DeQuincy. There will be a viewing prior to the funeral mass from 9:30 a.m.-10:45 a.m. with Rev. Edward Brunnert officiating.
Joe H. Mallory, 81, died Wednesday, Apr. 9, 2014 at home in Columbus, Ohio. He was born in Childersburg, Ala.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, Apr. 19 at 1 p.m. at Paradise Cemetery in DeQuincy.
Jackson Memorial Funeral Services will be handling arrangements. Phone: 601-969-9457.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Mallory; and children.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Lewis and Rosanne Mallory.