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Current Obituaries

Obituaries from the October 18 paper.

Arleen Duhon

Arleen Marie Duhon, 88, of Hackberry passed away on Friday, Oct. 12, 2018 in her residence surrounded by her family. She was a member of St. Peter Catholic Church in Hackberry, the Catholic Daughters, and sang in the choir. Arleen enjoyed fishing, ceramics, and sewing.

Arleen is survived by her two sons, James Duhon and Louis Kent Duhon and wife Cindy; her daughter, Danita Maria Mitchell and husband Jerry, all of Hackberry; 10 grandchildren, Cherelle Blanchard, Nicole Trahan, Marciea Duhon, Melanie Courvelle, Chasitie Mitchell, Charitie Mancuso, Cade Mitchell, Landon Duhon, Brennan Duhon, and Erica Berwick; 13 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Austin “Bud” Joseph Duhon; parents, Clarville and Estelle Sanner; two brothers; and three sisters.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Monday, Oct. 15, at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Hackberry at 10 a.m. with Father Arvind Minz, HGN officiating. Burial was held in New Hackberry Cemetery under the direction of Johnson and Robison Funeral Home. The family received friends on Sunday, Oct. 14, from 4-9 p.m. with a rosary at 6:30 p.m. at St. Peter’s Catholic Church Hall in Hackberry. Visitation continued on Monday, Oct.15, at 8 a.m. until time of the service.

Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.johnsonrobisonfh.net.

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Glenda McClelland

Glenda Marie Benoit McClelland, 68, of Lake Charles Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018 in a local hospital.

She was born in Cameron where she lived all of her life until moving to Lake Charles after Hurricane Rita. She worked at Cameron Elementary School for a number of years and most recently at Hackett’s Cajun Kitchen. She was a member of Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church and attended St. Margaret Catholic Church.

She is survived by her husband, Joseph R. McClelland of Lake Charles; daughters, Jennifer Rhorer and husband Robin of Fenton and Christina McClelland of Lake Charles; brothers, Floyd Benoit of Creole, Andrew Benoit of Texas, and Donald Benoit of Lake Charles; four grandchildren; and one great-grandson.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Sidney and Anastazie Benoit; son, Matthew McClelland; and grandson, Nathaniel Soileau.

Her funeral service was held Friday, Oct. 12, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Creole. Father Babasino Fernandes officiated. Burial followed in Our Lady of the Marsh Cemetery in Little Chenier.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the family to help with expenses.

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Shenah Fountain

Shenah Elaine Fountain 56, died Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018, at her residence.

She was born in Cameron. She was an employee of Thrifty Way Pharmacy in Cameron for over 20 years. She was also employed by Omega Protein as a Marine Dispatcher. After receiving her safety certification; she began working in the Oil Refineries of Calcasieu Parish. Her latest position was an Admin Crane & Rigger for McDermott, formerly CB&I.

She was a lifelong resident of Cameron prior to Hurricane Rita. She was a 1980 graduate of South Cameron High School.

She is survived by her mother, Bertina Fountain; fiancée, Joshua Allison; five sisters, Shirley Ellison of Grand Lake, Patricia Coleman of Orange, Texas, Bessie Fountain and Rachael Michelle Fountain, both of Lake Charles, and Tina Fountain of Baton Rouge, La.; six brothers, Roosevelt “Jabo” Fountain Jr., Troy Fountain, Alan Fountain, Dexter Fountain, Ronnie Fountain and Dwayne Fountain, all of Lake Charles.

She was preceded in death by her father, Roosevelt “Schoolboy” Fountain Sr.

Her funeral service was held Saturday, Oct. 13, at Trinity Baptist Church in Lake Charles. Pastor John C. Doyle III of 7th Street Baptist Church in Port Arthur, Texas, officiated. Burial followed at the Consolata Cemetery Lake Charles.

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MArie Giroir

Marie “Vernis” Theriot Giroir, 86, of DeRidder, died on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018.

She was born in Erath and was a native of Cameron.

She is survived by her sons, Andre Joseph Giroir Jr. and wife Barbara of Big Lake and Samuel Giroir and wife Collettia of Westlake,; daughters, Anna Hunt of Slidell, Sylvia Cormier and husband Lee of Ragley, Theresa Abrahamsen and husband, Stanley of Lake Charles, Sherry DeBarge of Grand Lake, Monica Gripp and husband Charles of Iowa, and Katrina Giroir of Bundicks Lake; 24 grandchildren; 58 great-grandchildren; and 15 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Andre Joseph Giroir Sr.; parents, Seville and Theresa Gary Theriot; and three brothers.

Memorial services were held Friday, Oct. 12, at Hixson Funeral Chapel in Lake Charles. Elder Lee Cormier officiated.

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Margie Dimas

Margie Rita Dimas, 93, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018 at Harbor Hospice Hospital.

She was born in Creole and lived there all her life until Hurricane Ike. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Altar Society, Catholic Daughters and she was an organist for the church. She also received the Diocesan Medal of St. Charles. She loved and enjoyed being with her family and friends. She and her family survived Hurricane Audrey by spending it in Sacred Heart Church in Creole.

She is survived by her sons, Jean Dimas (Cathy) of Holmwood; Jerome Dimas (Irma) of Orange, Texas; Gary Dimas (Valerie) of Creole; Joey Dimas (Sheila) of Moss Bluff; David Dimas (Carmen) of Grand Lake; daughters, Theresa Townsend of Grand Lake; Christy Fitzhenry (Mark) of Sealy, Texas; 33 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ray Dimas; parents, Abra T-Chon and Christina Vaughan Nunez; brother, Amos Nunez; sister, Velma Nunez; son-in-law, Ken Townsend; and grandchild, Mikey Dimas.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 20, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Creole. Rev. Babasino Fernandes will officiate.

Visitation will be Friday, Oct. 19, from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. with a rosary at 6 p.m. and will resume Saturday at 8 a.m. until time of service.

Burial will follow at St. Anthony Dimas Cemetery.

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

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