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Current Obituaries

Obituaries from the February 15 paper.

Clayton Gray

Clayton James “Jim” “CJ” Gray, 90, of Hackberry died on Monday, Feb. 5, 2018, at his residence.

He graduated from Hackberry High School in 1945, and shortly after entered into the Navy. He served his country from 1945 to 1947 as Seaman 1st Class. He was employed with Gulf State Utilities/Entergy where he retired after 39 years of employment. He was also involved in the Boy Scouts as an Assistant Scout Master for Troop 86 for four years, Scout Master for one year and Institutional Representative for one year, and Order of the Arrow. He joined the Knights of Columbus, Council 5755. He started as Bar Chairman; trustees, Deputy Grand Knight, and Grand Knight. He helped in the organization of the original Holy Name Society at St. John Bosco Catholic Church.

He is survived by his wife, Joyce Mae Gray; son, Clayton P. Gray of Sulphur; daughter, Sharon Moses and husband Billy of Moss Bluff; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Elmer and Mamie Gray; three brothers; and sister, Verna Lee Savoie.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held Saturday, Feb. 10, at St. John Bosco Catholic Church. Burial followed at Mimosa Pines South Cemetery.

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Jennifer Granger

Jennifer Jane Granger, 64, of Grand Lake passed away Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018.

She was born in Jennings. She graduated from Bell City High School in 1971 and attended Spencer Business College in Lafayette.

She was a member of Diggers & Weeders Garden Club for more than 10 years, the Louisiana Garden Club Federation where she served as the Scholarship Chairman and Garden Fest Flower Show Chairman for numerous years.

Survivors include her husband; Neil Granger; daughter; Amanda Granger and fiancé, Dale Conner; son, Christopher Granger and wife, Christina; four grandchildren; four great-granddaughters; mother, Ella LaCombe; and sisters, Kathy Tell, Delores Campbell, Connie Thevis and Milly Guillory.

She was predeceased by her father, Clyde LaCombe.

Funeral services were held Monday, Feb. 12, at Hixson Funeral Home in Lake Charles. Burial followed at Grand Lake Cemetery.

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Janice Dupont

Janice Marie Dupont, 56, of Grand Lake, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018 at St. Patrick’s Hospital.

She was born to parents C.D. and Mary Pugh on Feb. 6, 1962 in Orange, Texas. She enjoyed crocheting, shopping, watching and spoiling her grandchildren, sewing, and loved teaching her students down through the years.

She is survived by her loving husband of 33 years, Joe Dupont; three sons, Kory Clay and wife Shelby of Katy, Texas, Christopher Dupont and wife Katie of Grand Lake, Dane Dupont of Grand Lake; one daughter, Marissa Dupont of Grand Lake; her mother, Mary “Louise” Pugh; four brothers, Michael Pugh of Lafayette, Edward Pugh of Bridge City, Texas, Charles Pugh and wife Deanna of Lake Charles, Donald Pugh and wife Wardella of Cameron; one sister, Paula McConnell and husband Dennis of Humble, Texas; five grandchildren, Karlie, Addyson, Dylan, Kate, and Jackson; along with many nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her father, C. D. Pugh.

Funeral services will be held at Hixson Funeral Home of Lake Charles on Thursday, Feb. 15, at 12 p.m. with Reverend Monsignor James M. Gaddy officiating. Visitation was held at Hixson Funeral Home of Lake Charles on Wednesday, Feb. 14, from 4-9: p.m. with a Rosary at 6 p.m. Visitation will resume on Thursday, from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. Burial will follow at Sacred Heart Cemetery in Creole.

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

(Paid Memorial)

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Howard Reina

Howard Reina, 88, died at a local hospital on Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018.

He was born in Lake Charles.

Survivors include his children, Paul Reina (Julie) of Lake Charles, David Reina of Reeves, Nancy Womack of Indian Village; stepdaughter, Renee Halay (Michael) of Nathrop, Colo.; and one brother, J. C. Reina of Grand Chenier; eight grandchildren; and three great-granddaughter.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Lena Leone Reina; three siblings; and his wife, Marjorie Rhomer Reina.

His funeral service was held on Friday, Feb. 9, at Johnson Funeral Home. Monsignor Jace Eskind officiated. Burial followed the service in Prien Memorial Park.

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Mary Eanes

Mary Maurice "Missy" Roberts Eanes, 84, died Feb. 10, 2018 at a local hospital. She was born in DeRidder.

Missy is survived by two sons, Greg Eanes and wife Melinda of Cornelius, N. C. and Jimmie Eanes, Jr. of Fort Worth, Texas; two daughters, Damita "Dee Dee" Moody of Lake Charles and Jennifer Wilmoth and husband David of Greensboro, N. C.; two sisters, Nona Helms of Sweet Lake and Charlene Connolly of Lafayette; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her father, Emmitt Leroy Roberts; mother Lucille Roberts Freeman; stepfather Charlie Lee Freeman; three brothers; and great-nephew Matthew LeBlanc.

Visitation will be held Thursday, Feb. 15 from 5 to 8 p.m. at J. E. Hixson & Sons in Lake Charles and will resume Friday at noon at the church. The memorial service celebrating her life will be on Friday, Feb. 16 at 1 p.m. at Sweet Lake United Methodist Church in Sweet Lake with a graveside service to follow at Highland Memorial Park in Lake Charles.

Flowers may be sent to J. E. Hixson & Sons in Lake Charles or memorial donations may be made to Faith Bible Church in Lake Charles.

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Yvonne Theriot

Yvonne Theriot, 88, of DeQuincy died Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018 at West Calcasieu Cameron Hospital.

She was born in Montgomery. She was a teacher and school librarian at Starks and DeQuincy Elementary for 31 years. She was a graduate of Atlanta High School, Northwestern State University, and Louisiana State University. She was known throughout the parish and state for her presentations and workshops using creative techniques with children’s books and story-telling.

She is survived by her three sons, Ricky Horn of Montgomery, Thomas Horn and wife Lisa, of DeQuincy, Doug Horn and wife Ruthie of Moss Bluff; one brother, Dr. Nat Keiffer of College Station, Texas; nine grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene Theriot, formerly of Chenier Perdue; one daughter, La Vonne Horn; and one grandson, Jesse “Man” Horn.

Services were held at Hixson-Snider Funeral Home in DeQuincy on Tuesday, Feb. 13, with Father Eddie Richard officiating. Burial followed at Perkins Cemetery.

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