Eula Blanche Tarver

June 9, 1931 ~ August 1, 2016

Eula Blanche Tarver, 85, of Sulphur, LA, died at 3:15 PM on Monday, August 1, 2016 in a local care facility.


Mrs. Tarver was born June 9, 1931 in Calion, AR, where she was raised. She met the love of her life and married him in Natchez, MS and settled in the Lake Charles area in 1966. She earned her degree in nursing from Sowela Tech and worked as an LPN at various locations throughout her career, including Green Acres Nursing Home, Resthaven, Lake Charles Care Center, Lake Charles Memorial Hospital and Moss Regional. She retired in 1982 and always joked that she “trained all the Doctors in the area.” Mrs. Tarver enjoyed volunteering, both her time and her talents and would crochet hats for St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, the Oncology department at LCMH, Abraham’s Tent and for the Care Cats at Northrop Grumman. Mrs. Tarver was always deep rooted in her faith and attended First United Methodist Church in Iowa and Emmanuel Baptist Church. She enjoyed writing stories and poems and painting pictures, but her true love in life was for her family. Her whimsical and humorous spirit will live on forever in the hearts of her children, grandchildren, and family.


Mrs. Tarver is survived by her children, Vincent Wade Tarver and wife Marcella of Sulphur, LA, Gordon Bruce Tarver and wife Jo Ann of Nantachie Lake, LA, Donald Brian Tarver and wife Julia of Moss Bluff, Phillip Tarver and wife Dewanna of Lake Charles, Catherine Elizabeth Long of Lake Charles, Laura Grace Duhon of Iowa, LA, Sheila Joy Davis and husband Mike of Lake Charles, and Timothy Edward Tarver and wife Melissa of Lake Charles; brothers, Kenneth M. Talkington and wife Evelyn C. of Westlake, LA and William W. Talkington of Tooele, UT; sister-in-law, LaVelle Talkington of Booneville, MS; twenty-eight grandchildren; forty-two great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.


She was preceded in death by her husband, Vince Edward Tarver; brother, Charles Wesley Talkington, Jr.; daughter-in-law, L’Iska Tarver; one grandson; and two great-grandchildren.


Her funeral service will be held at 10:00 AM on Friday, August 5, 2016 at the Johnson Funeral Home Chapel. Reverend Doug Ezell will officiate. Burial will follow in Consolata Cemetery. Visitation will be at the funeral home on Thursday from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM and continue on Friday from 9:00 AM until the start of the service.


Pallbearers for the service will be her grandsons.


The family would like to express a special word of thanks to Marcella Tarver for the care and compassion given over the past year and a half.


In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Abraham’s Tent, 2424 Fruge Street, Lake Charles, LA 70601.

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  1. My Condolences to Mr.Eric and the family at this time of grief. May the Lord comfort you in this time of sorrow. Sincerely, Tammy Harris

  2. So sorry for the loss of your beautiful mother Sheila, Laura & family. Prayer for peace during this difficult time.

  3. There is nothing I can say to make the pain go away, I can tell you, your mother was one of a kind and will be missed by many! I will be keeping y'all in my prayers.

  4. Dearest Sheila and Family We are so sorry for your loss and are thinking of you. Moms are never truly gone…only from our sight. Yet, each time we close our eyes or gaze up at the sky, they are nearer to us than they have ever been. They live inside the hearts and minds of the families they created. All our thoughts and prayers are with you. May God's angels surround you and comfort you today and always.

  5. God bless you all and my sincerest apologies to the family. In all the dealings I have ever had with the Tarver sons, I can imagine she was a pretty great lady.

  6. Sending our condolences to all the family. May faith and loving memories carry you through this difficult time.

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