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Obituaries: April 26, 2018

Obituaries from the April 26 paper.

Althea Cox

Althea Mae Meaux Cox, 88, passed away Saturday, Apr. 21, 2018.

She was a native of Oak Grove and lived in Sweetlake for 65 years. Mrs. Cox was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Sweet Lake and was a longtime member and supporter of Farm Bureau.

She will always be remembered by her family and friends as the Matriarch of the James Cox family, as a surrogate mother to all who knew her, Me Me, to her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews and as Mama Cox to her extended family.

Althea is survived by her sister, Madge Reina and husband, JC of Oak Grove; son, James “Bozo” Cox and wife, Ruthie Vallet Cox of Sweetlake; daughter in law, Valerie Cox Unkel and husband Pete, of Kinder; daughter, Beverly Cox of Sweetlake; grandchildren, Melissa Ogea and husband, Greg of Big Lake, Laura Reeves of Sweetlake, Mindy Beeson and husband, Dean of Baton Rouge, David Cox and wife, Sasha of Katy, Texas, Sadie Savant and husband, Eric of Kinder and 11 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, John Henry and Esther (Nunez) Meaux; husband, James Cox; son, Terry Lynn Cox; and sister, Frances “Punk” Schmid.

A special thanks to Ro Risa Pearce for always being available for medical guidance; Gloria Rolland, Mary “Cissy” Nunez and granddaughter, Melissa Ogea for their loving care; Heart of Hospice for their special ability, skills and support needed for our mom’s journey home; and Renee Reina for her support, knowledge and guidance during this difficult journey.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the McNeese State University Terry Cox Scholarship Fund or a charity of choice.

Visitation was held from 5-9 p.m., Monday, Apr. 23, with a Rosary at 6:30 p.m. and resumed Tuesday from 8 a.m. until time of service at Hixson Funeral Home of Lake Charles. Funeral service was held Tuesday, Apr. 24, at 11 a.m. at St. Mary of the Lake Church. Msgr. James Gaddy officiated. Interment followed at Sweetlake United Methodist Church Cemetery.

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

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William Little, Sr.

William “Bill” Little, Sr., 79, of Hackberry passed away on Saturday, Apr. 21, 2018 with his family by his side.

Bill was a native of Hackberry and a member of St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church where he was a lay minister. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus. Bill retired from Texaco after 30 plus years.

Bill loved working with and raising cattle and was a member of the Louisiana Cattleman’s Association. His hobbies also included tinkering with things, fishing and camping. Bill’s biggest enjoyment was his grandson, Blaine and the highlight of his life was sharing his days with him.

Bill is survived by his wife of 58 years, Patricia; his daughter in law, Frances Little; his grandson, Blaine Little; his granddaughter, Jennifer Galligan; two brothers, Gene and Robert Little; and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur and Evie Little; his son, William Little, Jr.; and one brother, Clifford Little.

Services for Bill were held on Tuesday, Apr. 24, at 10 a.m. at St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church in Hackberry. Burial followed in St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Cemetery. The family received friends in the church hall on Monday, Apr. 23, from 4-9 p.m. with a Rosary at 6 p.m.

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

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Weldon Vincent

Weldon Aubrey “Sno” Vincent, 83, passed away on Apr. 22, 2018, surrounded by his family.

Weldon Aubrey "Sno" Vincent was born on Jan. 11, 1935 in Creole,, to Durphy Vincent and Ruby Belle Trahan Vincent. He grew up in Creole and Cameron and graduated from Creole High School in 1953, and attended McNeese State University, where he graduated with a B.A. in Education in 1957, and later earned his Masters of Education +30 in 1972. He served in the U.S. Army from 1958 to 1960.

Sno was voted Best All-Around Athlete in his senior year of high school, and he carried his love of sports through the rest of his life. Basketball was his great love, and he began his career as a basketball coach first at Johnson Bayou High School, and then at Grand Lake High School, where he coached the men’s basketball and track teams, as well as serving as assistant principal and briefly as principal, until he retired from teaching in 1973. He enjoyed nothing better than watching his grandkids compete in wrestling, basketball, and volleyball, and showing livestock. He was the SLWA Knights basketball team’s biggest fan.

Sno left teaching to open the Cameron Outdoor Shop, which he ran with his partner, Don Criglow, until 1979.

Sno worked as a contractor in the oilfield until he retired from his company, Base Operators, Inc. in 1999. He opened Production Filters with Coach “June” Vidrine. Not being one to sit around the house, after retirement he joined his son, Charles, in opening Santa Rita Honey Bee Farm. Known as “the Honey Bee Man,” Mr. Vincent spent many hours at the Cash and Carry Market in Lake Charles, and at the Horse Farm in Lafayette, visiting with his many customers while his wife, Pat, sold the honey. He loved capturing swarms of bees, even though he got stung himself.

He loved people, and never met a stranger. He could tell you the history and family tree of everybody he knew in Cameron Parish. He loved to laugh, and hearing and telling funny stories was one of his favorite things. He was always ready to pull a practical joke on family and friends.

He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Patricia Falgoust Vincent; children, Carla (and Dan) Dugas of Las Cruces, N.M., Darla Vincent of Natchez, Miss., Charles (and Ann) Vincent of Lake Charles, Susan Vincent of Crescent Hill, Ore., and Michael Vincent of Baton Rouge; and eight grandchildren, Jacqueline, Caitlin, Evan, Joseph, Jacob, Joshua, Jessie, and Jenna; brother, Ernest (Valerie) Vincent of Grand Lake; brother, Stephen Vincent of Cameron; step-mother, Mildred Vincent of Cameron; and a host of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Durphy and Ruby; and an infant son, Steven.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Apr. 27, at Christ the King Catholic Church. Reverend Anthony Fontenot, V.F. will officiate. Burial will follow in Highland Memory Gardens.

Visitation will be held from 4-9 p.m. Thursday at Hixson Funeral Home of Lake Charles with a Rosary at 6 p.m. and will resume at 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. Friday all at the funeral home.

A gathering to celebrate his life will be held following services at Christ the King Catholic Church Hall.

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

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Bonita Doxey

Bonita Louise Doxey, 62, of Cameron, died Sunday, Apr. 22, 2018.

She was born in Elizabeth.

She is survived by her husband, William Doxey; two sons, Willard Nolen and Wesley Doxey and wife Amber, both of Cameron; one brother, Johnny Nolen of Oberlin; three sisters, Wandie Gary, Donnie Strother, and Debra Dougharty, all of Pitkin; and five grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Willard and Jean Nolen; and two sisters.

Services were held at Our Lady Star of the Sea Wednesday, Apr. 25, with Father Babasino Fernandes officiating. Burial followed at Doxey Cemetery.

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Gene Little

Gene Arthur Little, 76, of Hackberry passed away peacefully in his home on Monday, Apr. 23, 2018.

Gene was a lifelong member of St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church, serving as an Extraordinary Eucharist Minister and on the Pastoral council. He was a devout Catholic who attended Mass daily. Gene was 4th Degree Knight of the Knights of Columbus and a member of the cursillo movement. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force and worked as a self-employed general contractor.

Survivors include his two sons, Matthew Thaddeus Little and wife Teresa A. of Minden and Michael Hampton Little and wife Angela I. of Texarkana, Ark.; one brother, Robert Little of Ponchatoula; grandchildren, Tyler Thomas Little and wife Melody of Fort Worth, Texas, Kristin Amber Little of Minden, James Dee Little, Lawson Lee Little and Emme Kate Little, all of Texarkana, Ark.; and two great-grandchildren, Stephen and Annabelle of Fort Worth, Texas.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur and Evie Little; and two brothers, Clifford Little and William “Bill” Little.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday, Apr. 27, in St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church of Hackberry. Visitation will be held 5-8 p.m. Thursday, Apr. 26, with a Cursillo Rosary at 7 p.m. and resume Friday 8 a.m. until time of service.

Memories and words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.johnsonrobisonfh.net.

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