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Obituaries: January 4, 2018

Obituaries from the January 4 paper.

Elougia Richard

Elougia Mae “Lady” Richard, 90, died Sunday, Dec. 24, 2017, in a local hospital.

She was born in Grand Chenier and lived in Cameron Parish most of her life where she taught school for over 30 years. She was a member of St. Eugene Catholic Church and the Catholic Daughters and taught catechism for many years. She was on the board for the Alligator Festival and co-owner of Twin Oaks Trailer Park.

She is survived by two grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dalton Richard; and parents, Joseph and Dorothy Sturlese; one sister; and two brothers.

In lieu of flowers, make donations to the charity of your choice or purchase a book for Cameron Parish Schools in her memory.

Services were held Saturday, Dec. 30, at St. Eugene Catholic Church in Grand Chenier. Burial followed at Sacred Heart Cemetery in Creole.

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David Lute

David Lute died Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2017. Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 6, at Ebenezer Baptist Church of Cameron, under the direction of Hixson Funeral Home of Lake Charles.

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John Boudreaux

John Galton Boudreaux, 78, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, Dec. 29, 2017, at his home.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Wednesday, Jan. 3, at 11 a.m. at Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church in Creole. His nephew, Reverend Wayne LeBleu, officiated.

Visitation was held Tuesday from 3 until 9 p.m., with a Holy Rosary prayed at 6 p.m., at Hixson Funeral Home in Lake Charles. Visitation resumed Wednesday at 9 a.m. at Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church in Creole until the 11 a.m. funeral, with burial at Sacred Heart Cemetery. A luncheon followed for all family and friends at the Creole Fire Station.

Galton was born and lived in Creole, where he was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus, the Louisiana Cattleman's Association, the Louisiana Fur and Wildlife Festival, the Southwest Ranch Rodeo Association, and Chenier Chefs, as well as a former member and ongoing supporter of Cameron Parish 4-H and FFA livestock programs.

As a member of Chenier Chefs, a local volunteer group that cooks for fundraising, community and family events, Galton was one of the primary planners and chefs in Joplin, Mo., cooking a variety of Cajun meals and serving victims, disaster responders and volunteers for several days, following destructive tornadoes in 2011, as a way of giving back to a community that had had helped Cameron Parish in 2005. This same spirit of selfless giving was how Galton lived his life, always ready to lend a hand, chop an onion, stir a pot, round up cattle or simply do whatever was needed, without expecting anything in return. But, his love of cooking for others will truly be missed. Galton originated cooking shoulder clods, a Creole specialty for serving large groups. Canik’s Grocery has truly lost a legend, as Galton was not only a cook, but could be found at a table every single day, visiting and sharing stories with everyone who walked in the door. Galton’s big heart will always be remembered.

He is survived by his sons, Mitchell Boudreaux and wife, Pauline of Oberlin, and Stephen Boudreaux and wife, Lisa of Kinder; stepchildren, Dirk Desonier, Dean Desonier, Delaine Chastain and Jengi Miller; sisters, Geraldine Richard, Martha Conner, and Joyce Savoie; eight grandchildren, Hayley Boudreaux, Dylan Boudreaux, Lacey Boudreaux, Bethany Boudreaux, Jayci Rattay, Cody Hayes, Lori Lemons and Jodi Oliver; ten great-grandchildren; and numerous step grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Dianna Dale Boudreaux; parents, Mayo and Lucia Boudreaux; mother of his children, Shirley Grace Sanner; brothers, Clarence "Bo Chaulk" Boudreaux, Dewey Boudreaux, and Charlie Boudreaux; and sisters, Agnes Mae LeBoeuf and Willa Dean Boudreaux.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Southwest Ranch Rodeo Association, at 875 East Creole Highway, Creole LA 70632.

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

(Paid Memorial)

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Jackie Jinks

Jackie Anna Jinks, 74, of Johnson Bayou went to her Eternal Home on Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017. She was born on Jan. 10, 1943 in Lake Charles.

Jackie was a lifelong resident of Cameron Parish. She was nominated by the Johnson Bayou Extension Homemaker’s Club for the Cameron’s Citizen of The Year Award. She was a Vacation Bible School and Sunday School Teacher, a parent Advisor for the FHA Club, and a parent sponsor for the Cheerleading Club.

She loved gardening, cooking gumbo which was her specialty, shopping on the QVC Network, but especially spending time with her family. She helped her husband raise horses for many years. Jackie attended all of her kids and grandkids sporting events. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend who will be greatly missed.

Those left to cherish her memories are her husband of 58 years, Charles Jinks; three children, Charlene Jinks Young and husband, Phillip, Trudy Jinks Young and husband, Paul, and Clayton Carl Jinks and wife, Angie, all of Johnson Bayou; eight grandchildren, Adam and wife, Megan, Katie, Kandace, Damian, Chance, Ashtyn, Camren, and Reece; six great-grandchildren, Trevor, Duncan, Lainey, Charley, Paisley, Allie; five sisters, Mary Louise Nunez, Connie Sue Hicks and husband, George both of Mauriceville, Mary Lynn Constance and husband, John of Big Lake, Georgia Constance of Carlyss and Wilma Sullivan of Lake Charles; and a host of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a son, Marion Ira Jinks; father, Jackson Authement; and mother, Azora LaFort Martin; sisters, Barbara Leger, Jean Erbelding, and Thelma Cook.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018 at Johnson Bayou Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Head of The Hollow Cemetery.

Visitation was held from 3-9 p.m. Wednesday, and resumed at 8:30 a.m. until time of service on Thursday all at the church.

In lieu of flowers, family request that donations may be made to St. Jude's Children's Hospital.

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

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