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Hixson-Snider Funeral Home

205 E. Harrison St., DeQuincy, LA

OBITUARY

Carolyn Sue Carraway

November 6, 1940September 7, 2019
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Carolyn Sue Carraway, 78, of Lake Charles, passed away on Saturday, September 7, 2019 at Christus St. Patrick's Hospital. She was born to her late parents, Chester and Ruby Barber on November 6, 1940 in Kensett, Arkansas. Longtime resident of DeQuincy, LA, Carolyn served with her husband in the First Baptist Church, where they founded the Golden Heirs seniors’ group. Upon moving to Lake Charles, she became a member of Trinity Baptist Church and sang in the Joy Choir. Carolyn enjoyed shopping, rearranging and decorating her home, spending weekends on the lake, and playing cards with her friends and husband. Always dressed to the nines, she was gracious, eagerly hosting friends and family in her home. Carolyn deeply loved her family and was particularly proud of her grandchildren. Her affection extended to many, including her dog, Shadow.

She is survived by her loving husband, Pete Carraway; two sons, James Joseph "J.J." Cooley and wife Kyra of DeQuincy, Dennis Carraway and wife Stephanie of Chandler, Arizona; three daughters, Natalie Gouldin and husband Will of Lake Charles, Melody Shaw and husband Steve of Mesa, Arizona, Donnis Wilson and husband Richard of Kileen, TX; brother, Bill Barber of Port Allen, LA; grandchildren, Garrett Cooley, Micah Cooley, Chad Cooley, Tracy Lujan, Mandy Aelomino, Tiffany Cota, Nathaniel "Nate" Gouldin, Manny Shaw, Stewart Shaw, Megan Shaw, Paden Clayton, and Lyle Clayton; along with sixteen great grandchildren.

Carolyn is preceded in death by her first husband, Ronald Glenn Cooley; daughter, Leanna Lynn Cooley; and sister, Norma Bare.

Services will be held at First Baptist Church of DeQuincy on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at 11:00am, with Bro. Gil Arthur officiating. Visitation will be at First Baptist Church of DeQuincy on Tuesday, September 10, 2019 from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. Visitation will resume at the church on Wednesday from 9 a.m. until the time of the service. Services are entrusted to Hixson-Snider Funeral Home of DeQuincy. Burial will follow at Alston Cemetery in DeQuincy. Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.hixsonsnider.com.

  • FAMILY

  • She is survived by her loving husband, Pete Carraway; two sons, James Joseph "J.J." Cooley and wife Kyra of DeQuincy, Dennis Carraway and wife Stephanie of Chandler, Arizona; three daughters, Natalie Gouldin and husband Will of Lake Charles, Melody Shaw and husband Steve of Mesa, Arizona, Donnis Wilson and husband Richard of Kileen, TX; brother, Bill Barber of Port Allen, LA; grandchildren, Garrett Cooley, Micah Cooley, Chad Cooley, Tracy Lujan, Mandy Aelomino, Tiffany Cota, Nathaniel "Nate" Gouldin, Manny Shaw, Stewart Shaw, Megan Shaw, Paden Clayton, and Lyle Clayton; along with sixteen great grandchildren.

    Carolyn is preceded in death by her first husband, Ronald Glenn Cooley; daughter, Leanna Lynn Cooley; and sister, Norma Bare.

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, September 10, 2019
  • Visitation Resumes Wednesday, September 11, 2019
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, September 11, 2019

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Tracy Lujan

September 10, 2019

Vana Rash

September 8, 2019

My Aunt Poochie was awesome! She always had a smile and a kind word for me. When I lost my mom, Norma, her sister, Carolyn called me and sent JJ and Natalie in her place. Living far apart never diminished the love we had for our families! I am sad that she has passed, but I am so excited to think that heaven is a little more precious now. Natalie, JJ, Pete and everyone my prayers are for comfort and peace at this time! ❤️❤️

Nickie Wall

September 8, 2019

Such a great friend, always a classy lady with a great personality ..
Love and prayers for her family and thank you Pete for making her so happy!!

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