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OBITUARY: Patrick Gordon Babin, 83, of Kingsland dies Jan. 3, 2014

Patrick Gordon Babin, 83, passed away Jan. 3, 2014. He was born to E.J. and Stella (Brand) Babin on March 17, 1930, in White Castle, La.

He proudly served his country as an electronics technician Third Grade in the U.S. Navy. He was a salesman for electrical supplies during his working years. In his spare time, he was very interested in lapidary work, doing a lot of rock hunting and polishing.

Patrick is survived by his wife, Joyce Babin of Kingsland; children, Patrick Babin of Austin, Donna Beicher of Baton Rouge, La., and Patricia Fanning of Illinois; stepchildren, Joyce Collett of League City and John Allan Qualtrough of Tucson, Ariz.; five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; and sisters, Marion and Lorraine, both of Louisiana.

A memorial service will not be held at his request.

Cremation arrangements by Putnam Funeral Home, 145 Texas Ave. in Kingsland, (325) 388-0008. An online guest register may be signed at