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Obituaries: January 11, 2018

Obituaries from the January 11 paper.

David Lute

A funeral service was celebrated Saturday, Jan. 6, at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church in Lake Charles, for David Lute, 85, who died Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2017, at Landmark of Lake Charles.

Rev. Lannis Joseph, Pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church of Cameron in Lake Charles, officiated.

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Dorothy Hargrave

Dorothy Ann Richard Southern Hargrave, 77, died on Monday, Dec. 25, 2017.

She was a lifelong resident of Cameron Parish and lived the later part of her life in Westlake with her family.

Survivors include her daughter, Robin Takes and husband Tommy Joe; two sons, David Southern and wife Donna, Ronald Southern and wife, Raquel, all of Westlake; nine grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Philibert John Richard and Helena Conner Richard of Cameron; sons, Rudy Eugene Southern Jr. and Richard Earl Southern of Cameron;and two sisters.

A celebration of her life was held at Hixson Funeral Home of Westlake on Monday, Jan. 8, with Celebrant Jody Barrilleaux officiating.

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Gervis Conner

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Tuesday, Jan. 9, at 12 p.m., at Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church in Creole for Gervis Adam Conner, 86, who passed away surrounded by his loved ones on Saturday, Jan. 6,2018.

Mr. Conner was born on Feb. 5, 1931 to Theophile and Bernice Conner of Creole, whom lived with his mother’s parents, Aruthur and Osite Baccigalopi, assisting them with their farm and cattle herd. He began school in 1936 and graduated in the largest class, 31, from Creole High School in 1948 and worked in a mechanic shop until his enlistment to the United States Army. He began his journey, first to Ft. Sill, Okla. before joining and completing basic training and mechanical training, at Ft. Gordon, Ga. with 30-40 other enlistees. His first duty station was in Harau, Germany, serving at a Service Depot and furthering his education at U.S. Armed Forces Institute earning his diploma in business.

In 1952 he departed from Germany arriving back in the United States at Camp Kilmen, New Jersey then traveling to South Carolina where he received an honorable discharge having earned the rank of E-4. Upon return to his beloved Creole, he became deeply rooted to serve others in the local community organizations and groups.

Left with a lifetime of memories to forever cherish are his children: son, Tim Conner and wife Cynthia; two daughters, Jackie Huse and Janice Broussard and husband Shane; 14 grandchildren, Jobe and wife Dana, Lancey and Laura, Santana and husband Trey, Brandon and wife Lauren, Courtney, Cody, Keisha and husband Jake, Cory and wife Mary Beth, Tiffany and husband Timmy, Adam and wife Kayln, Jordan, Madison, and Brianna; 26 great-grandchildren, Baleigh, Taylor, Cayden, Grayson, Makenzi, Wyatt, Adrianna, Liam, Ella Kate, Raylee, Adam, Tenley, Jaxton, Gavin, Raegan, Reyce, Noah, Kyndal, Baylor, Mia, Elizabeth, Emmalea, Demi, Darby, Ethan, and Paislee.

Preceding Mr. Conner in death were his devoted wife of 57 years, Leola Conner; one son, Douaine Conner; and one grandson, Channing Conner.

Family and friends were invited to the visitation beginning from 3 until 9 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 8, with a Holy Rosary prayed at 7 p.m. at Hixson Funeral Home of Lake Charles.

Visitation resumed on Tuesday, Jan. 9, from 9 a.m. at the Life Center of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Creole. Mr. Conner was buried alongside his wife Leola, son, Douaine Conner and grandson, Channing Conner at Sacred Heart of Jesus Cemetery in Creole.

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

(Paid Memorial)

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Carl Faulk

Carl “Sing” Faulk, 91 of Cameron, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018.

Sing was born on Feb. 10, 1926 in Creole to Delma Faulk and Margaret LeBeouf Faulk.

He was a proud veteran who served in the Army Air Corp during World War II where he was an E6-Staff Sergeant as a B-24 Bomber and Gunner. After the war, he returned to Cameron, where he married Ruth “Tat” Rogers Faulk of Cameron, worked in the oilfield, shrimping industry, and started his own successful Gulf Service Station in 1958, and in 1959 he started Gulf Coast Supply. In 1961, he purchased the land and opened Faulks Washeteria, and he retired at age 55.

After retirement, he was heavily involved with VFW, American Legion, Civil Defense, Cameron Fire Department with his dog Rex, Optomist Club, and a founder of the Cameron Parish Veteran’s Memorial Wall.

He was a parishioner at Our Lady Star of the Sea. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, afternoon hi ball, playing cards at the camp, and “outlawing.” He was an avid gardener where he tended 40 fruit trees. He was a cattlemen, quick-witted, and a practical joker. He was a man of few words, but when he spoke, you listened. He made certain that those he cared about had all the opportunities he did not.

He is survived by his loving wife of 71 years, Tat Faulk; daughter, Charlotte “Da Da” LaBove, wife of Paul “Ownself” LaBove; four grandchildren, Melanie “Tunie” Faulk Richard, wife of Tommy Richard; Carlotta “Tu Tu” LaBove Savoie, wife of Zoe Savoie; Mia “Mi Mi” Faulk DuBois, wife of Nic DuBois; and Michael “Mike-O” Faulk, husband of Monique Faulk; 11 great-grandchildren, Michael Savoie, Racissa Savoie, Thomas Richard, Malorie Richard, Luke Richard, John Henry Richard, Mary Camille Richard, Wyatt DuBois, Bella DuBois, Landon Faulk, and Sawyer Faulk; and one great-great-grandchild, Jayson Clyde Savoie; along with his beloved cats, Smokey, Nancy, and Grace.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Harold Faulk; his sister, Hilda Savoie; and his son, Michael Faulk.

A Tribute To Those Who Served

I was what others did
not want to be and
went where others
feared to go and
did what others
failed to do.

I asked nothing
from those who gave
nothing and reluctantly
accepted the thought of
eternal loneliness had
I failed to survive.

I have seen
the power of teamwork,
the face of terror,
the meaning of
true friendship,
felt the stinging cold of
fear, heard the
roaring flame of hell
and enjoyed the
sweet taste of love.

I have cried, prayed and hoped, but most of all
I have lived times
others would say
were best forgotten.

I am proud to say I went when called and did my
best while serving
my country in the
quest for victory,
to protect our freedom.

United States
Army Air Corps
Carl “Sing” Faulk WWII

Pallbearers include: Michael Savoie, Zoe Savoie, Michael Faulk, Nic DuBois, Luke Richard, Thomas Richard.

Honorary pallbearers include: Tommy Richard, Edward Petersen, Jimmy Kelley, Rocky Kelly, Hursey Duhon, George LeBeouf, Wyatt DuBois, John Henry Richard, Sawyer Faulk, Landon Faulk.

Services were held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Creole at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 10, with Father Wayne LeBleu officiating.

Visitation was held at Hixson Funeral Home of Lake Charles on Tuesday, Jan. 9, from 5-9 p.m. with a Rosary at 6 p.m. Visitation resumed at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Creole on Wednesday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. Burial followed at Sacred Heart Cemetery in Creole.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cameron Parish Veteran’s Wall; 140 Kjerulff Road in Bell City LA 70630.

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

(Paid Memorial)

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