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Obituaries: March 29, 2018

Obituaries from the March 29 paper.

Patty Singletary

Patty Jean McFatter Singletary, 81, a resident of Ragley died Tuesday, Mar. 20, 2018.

She received a Masters Degree from McNeese State University and retired from Cameron Parish School System after 28 years of service. She was a member of the Magnolia Baptist Church, Eastern Star, Daughters of the American Revolution, Ragley Historical Society and a member of Phi Mu Sorority.

She is survived by her children, Joseph Teal Singletary and wife Beverly and David Mal Singletary, all of Ragley; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Boyd Singletary; and parents, John Elbert McFatter and Verone Mitchell McFatter.

Funeral services were held Saturday, Mar. 24, at Magnolia Baptist Church with Pastor David Free officiating. Interment followed at McFatter Cemetery in DeQuincy.

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Travis Richard

Travis Nathan Richard, 54, of Frisco, Texas passed away on Monday, Mar. 19, 2018 in Plano, Texas.

Mr. Richard was born on Mar. 16, 1964 in Lake Charles and grew up in Grand Lake before moving back to Lake Charles. He was a 1982 graduate of Barbe High School where he played basketball. Mr. Richard attended McNeese State University where he was an initiate of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity. He joined the US Navy in 1984 and later moved to the Dallas, Texas area in 1990. Mr. Richard was a senior analyst for many different companies, most recently for NTT Data.

He was an avid sports fan and was LSU’s biggest fan as well as the Dallas Stars hockey team and had seasonal tickets. He also had interest in music, especially for classic rock and could often be found at rock concerts.

Those left to cherish his memory are his loving wife, Jill Perkins of Frisco, Texas; step son, Steven Perkins (Lisa) of Frisco, Texas; step daughter, Andrea Yarbrough of Sanger, Texas; parents, Roberta and Eldred Richard of Iowa; sister, Gaylin Vaughan (Andy “AJ”) of Sweetlake; a brother, Walt Richard (Cathy) of Grand Chenier; two step grandchildren, Justin and Nick Grisham; nieces and nephews, Justin Richard, Matthew Richard (Brittany), Buddy Miller (Courtney), Clint Miller (Taylor), Gina Droddy (Jason), Bryan Walker (Amber), and Jacob Vaughan; and numerous great nieces and great nephews.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Elie and Nita Conner and Gilferd and Della Richard; and an uncle, Ervin Richard.

Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Mar. 24, in the Johnson Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Wayne LeBleu officiated. Burial followed in Sweetlake-Grand Lake Community Cemetery. Visitation began on Friday from 2 until 9 p.m. with a rosary being recited at 6 p.m. Visitation resumed on Saturday from 8 a.m. until the start of the service.

Words of comfort to the family may be expressed at www.johnsonfuneralhome.net.

(Paid Memorial)

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Billy Caudill

Billy Charles Caudill, 71, of Savannah, Mo., passed away Sunday, Mar. 18, 2018 in Saint Joseph, Mo.

He was born Feb. 23, 1947 in Healdton, Okla., son of the late Jimmie and Charles Caudill. He served in the Army and was a veteran of the Vietnam War. He worked on offshore oil rigs in the Gulf, and was a Heavy Equipment Operator, Electrician and a Steel Worker. He was a passionate, caring person and loved spending time with his grandsons, watching them play baseball, in his younger years he was a Boy Scout leader.

Survivors include a son, Ray (Gina) Caudill; grandsons, Alex and Matthew Caudill, all of St. Joseph, Mo.; sisters, Treva (Jimmy) Billiot, and Charlotte (Howard) Anderson-Robinson.

Billy was preceded in death by his parents, and a brother, Terry Caudill.

Funeral service was at 1 p.m. Saturday, Mar. 24, at Johnson Bayou Baptist Church in Johnson Bayou. Visitation was held on Friday, Mar. 23, from 5 until 8 p.m. at the church. Interment with military honors followed in Head of the Hollow Cemetery in Johnson Bayou under the direction of Clayton Thompson Funeral Directors in Groves, Texas.

(Paid Memorial)

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Jeri Rider

Jeri LaFleur Rider, 42, of Moss Bluff, died Thursday, Mar. 22, 2018, at her residence.

A life-long resident of the Lake Charles area, Rider was a native of Hackberry, a 1993 graduate of Hackberry High School and attended Gillis Baptist Church. She was also a graduate of McNeese State University and worked as a bookkeeper.

Survivors include a son, Hayden Lane Galloway of Baton Rouge; daughter, Madison Grace Rider of Longville; father, Michael LaFleur of Moss Bluff; sister, Tressa Daigle and husband Brad of Sulphur; and a brother, Johnny LaFleur of Moss Bluff.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Pamela Riggs LaFleur.

Funeral service was held on Sunday, Mar. 25, at Johnson and Robison Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Marcus Wade officiating. Burial was in Hackberry Community Cemetery.

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Michael Kohl

Michael David Kohl, 58, of Lake Charles, died Saturday, March 24, 2018, in a local health care facility.

He was a lifelong resident of Lake Charles. He was a 1977 graduate of Barbe High School and attended Sowela Technical College. He retired from A & R Pipeline in Grand Chenier where he was a Dispatcher.

Survivors include one son, Aaron Michael Kohl of Lake Charles; two sisters, Theresa Conner and Marsha Cosby, both of Grand Lake; and former wife, Laura Bearden of Lake Charles.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Arnold and Dorothy Garrison Kohl; a sister; and a brother.

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Wilma Granger

Funeral service for Wilma “Toot” Duhon Granger, 92, was held Wednesday, Mar. 28, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in DeRidder. Rev. Jude Brunnert officiated. Burial was in Beauregard Cemetery.

She died on Saturday, Mar. 24, 2018 at her residence.

She was a native of Hackberry and lived in DeRidder for nearly 70 years. She was a parishioner of St. Joseph Catholic Church, serving as a longtime member of the Altar Society and Catholic Daughters. She was an Auxiliary Volunteer at Beauregard Memorial Hospital for many years.

Survivors include five sons, David Granger (Connie) of DeRidder, Johnny Granger (Diane) of DeRidder, Tommy Granger of Beaumont, Texas, Kenny Granger (Dorothy) of Zachary, Mark Granger (Angie) of Hackberry; and one daughter, Mary Bass (Mike) of Rosepine; sister, Margie Ford of Lake Charles; 18 grandchildren; and 27 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, O.M. “Buster” Granger; one sister; one brother; and parents, Lucy Jackson Duhon and Lee Duhon.

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