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Obituaries from the July 12 paper.

Gregory Mudd

Gregory Mudd, 51, passed away on Monday, July 9, 2018 at his residence surrounded by his family. He was born in Creole and lived there most of his life before moving to Coulee Jacque. He was a graduate of South Cameron High School and a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and St Patrick’s Catholic Church. Greg worked as a truck driver for Saia. He also was a rancher and cattleman. He loved being outdoors, fishing and hunting. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and son.

He is survived by his wife, Doris Manuel Mudd; daughter, Madalyn Mudd of Coulee Jacque, step children whom he loved like his own, Brittany Gaspard and husband Steven of Holmwood, Valarie Boudoin and Jacob Boudoin of Coulee Jacque; father, Alvin Mudd and stepmother, Earline of Cameron; brothers, Kevin Mudd and wife Rene; Mike Mudd and wife Allison of Coulee Jacque; stepbrother, David Dupont and wife Cassie of Moss Bluff; grandchildren Kaden Gaspard, Liam Gaspard, Gage Gaspard, Kenna Gaspard; mother-in-law, Nola Manuel; and numerous uncles, aunts, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Theresa Mudd; his paternal grandparents, Thomas Mudd, Sr., Bernice Mudd and Mildred Mudd; maternal grandparents, Adam and Elma Richard Hebert; maternal grandfather, Carlton Rome; father-in-law, Mack Manuel; step brother, Craig Dupont; uncles, Kent Mudd and Jerry L. Corley.

Pallbearers were Kevin Mudd, Mike Mudd, Jacob Boudoin, Steven Gaspard, Ken Mudd, Troy Mudd, Dwayne Boone and Jess Savoie. Honorary Pallbearers will be Kaden, Liam and Gage Gaspard.

Visitation was held at Hixson Funeral Home of Lake Charles, Wednesday, July 11, from 4 to 9 p.m. with a Rosary at 6 p.m. Visitation resumed Thursday, July 12, at 8 a.m.

Funeral service will be Thursday, July 12, at 11 a.m. in Sacred Heart Catholic Church located in Creole with Father Wayne LeBleu and Msgr. James Gaddy officiating. Burial will be at Sweetlake - Grand Lake Community Cemetery located in Sweetlake.

Greg’s family would like to Thank Heart of Hospice for the Loving Care they gave to Greg and his family with a Special Thanks to Amanda Mason.

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

(Paid Memorial)

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Donna Guidry

Donna Taylor Guidry, 74, was born in Sulphur and died Sunday, July 8, at her residence. She was a native and lifelong resident of Sulphur until moving to Westlake where she resided for the past 11 years. She was a member of St. John Bosco Catholic Church.

She is survived by her husband, Michael J. Guidry; three sons, Bradley Guidry and wife, Tammy of Lake Charles; Bryan Guidry and wife, Kim of Sulphur; Barry Guidry and wife Barbara of Rosenberg, Texas; one sister, Frances Taylor of Natchitoches; four grandchildren; three greatgrandchildren; one step-granddaughter; four step-grandson; and one step-great-grandson.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Louetta Taylor; and three brothers.

After graduating high school, Donna taught professional dance in Sulphur and in Hackberry. She later worked part time at Louviere’s Jewelers and then worked full time at John & Jeree’s. After her children were all in school, she decided to go to Nursing School and after graduating began working as an LPN at St. Patrick’s OB-GYN and Lake Charles Medical and Surgical Clinic. She also taught dance for the Westlake Ramettes and the Iota High School dance group. She was a member of the first Mardi Gras Krewe of Cosmos in Sulphur. She was also a member of The Blue Star Mothers.

A memorial service is scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 4, at St. John Bosco Catholic Church.

In lieu of flowers, send donations to the St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital at 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105, in her memory.

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