Debbie Sue Hartsell Baham

January 12, 1937December 22, 2011

Debbie Sue Hartsell Baham, 74, of Sulphur died Thursday, December 22, 2011, in a local hospital. She was a native of Lafayette, La., and lived in Sulphur for 53 years.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Donn A. Baham, Sr.; her son, Donn A. Baham, Jr.; her parents, James Baker Hartsell and Annie Toussel Hartsell; her brother, William (Billy) Hartsell; her sisters, Cornelia (Neely) Hartsell Douglas and Libby Hartsell Clanton.

She was survived by a brother, Thomas Hartsell; a son, David Baham and his wife Tracey Hilbun Baham; a daughter, Donna Boudreaux and her husband Perry W. Boudreaux; eight grandchildren, Julie Friedersdorff Petry, Amanda Friedersdorff Davis, Stephanie Friedersdorff, Steven Guillory, Elizabeth Friedersdorff, Anne Baham, Donn Baham III, and Tracy Baham; five great grandchildren, Jase Davis, Lawrence Petry, Taylor Davis, Luke Petry and Francesca Friedersdorff; a nephew, James Lee Canton and family; and her lifelong friends, Alice Webb and L. Glynn Broussard.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, December 26, 2011,in Big Woods Cemetery, in Edgerly, LA.


  • Graveside Service Monday, December 26, 2011

Debbie Sue Hartsell Baham

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Lemie Derbonne

January 3, 2012

BDDegin your Guest Book entry here.
Dear Donna Ann, David, Tommy and family, sorry for your loss. I always enjoyed visiting with Don and Debbie through the years. Debbie was in the band with me at LHS. Little did I know that she would later marry my favorite Uncle Dan. Take comfort in the fact that as Christians we will one day get to see Don and Debbie in Heave.
Love, Lemie and Faye Derbonne

Steve and Gwen Hare

January 2, 2012

Our condolences to the Baham family!

Laurel Montagnet

January 1, 2012

Sorry for your loss. I remember Ms. Debbie from my high school days and basketball. I still enjoy those memories.

Craig Doner

January 1, 2012

Donna,sorry for your loss. Mrs Baham was part of what made our time on Quelqueshue St.such great times.

December 31, 2011

Donna I am so very sorry for you loss! May you find peace in your memories!
Barb Hungerford (Battle Creek, MI)

December 29, 2011

Sincere condolences to the family. May we all look forward to the time when "death will be no more."

December 27, 2011

Donna, Phil and I send our deepest sympathy to you and famliy . Our prayers are with you. Phil and Judy English

Jeanne Lejeune

December 26, 2011

Ms. Debbie, Dwight, Katy, and I will miss you very much. You were the best neighbor we have ever had. Thank you for your kindness over the years. You always watched over our home, we knew you were checking up on the electricity if it went out, watching the kids get off the bus when we were not home, and always remembering Katy on her birthday. Thank you for the Michaels and Hobby lobby coupons. I wish we had more opportunities to drink coffee together. Love, Jeanne Lejeune

Stephanie Friedersdorff

December 24, 2011

I miss you Grandma. Glad I got to see you before you left us.

Susan Savant

December 23, 2011

My cousin, my Godmother, my life long friend. I will miss you more than you can or will ever know, but, I know you and Juanita are together playing Rummy and waiting for me. I will miss you dearly and love you with all of my heart all of my life! Susan