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39301 It is with a heavy heart that the family of Ricky Paul "Rick" Istre, 61, announce his passing. Father Clint Trahan, Pastor of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church will officiate for the private graveside services at a later date.

Mr. Istre had a great love for wood working and construction which included his skills in home remodeling. He also enjoyed watching movies, dancing, cooking, and traveling.

He is survived by his sister, Roxie I. Viator and her husband Jody of Lyons Point, and his brother Michael and his wife Brenda of Prosper, TX.; two aunts, Mrs. Allison "Margie" Henry of Lyons Point, and Mrs. L.J. "Lou" Trahan Jr. of Lafayette; three nieces, Kristi I. Simon and her husband Trey of Cypress, TX, Lesli I. Nelson and her husband Chris of McKinney, TX, and Kira V. Weber and her husband Matt of Duson; one great-niece, Harper G. Nelson; and one great-nephew, Blake L. Nelson.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Mitchell and Helen Trahan Istre; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. L.J. Trahan Sr.; and paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Amar Istre. 
Istre, Ricky Paul (I409109)
 
39302 It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that the family of A. J. Guillory announces his passing on Monday, June 15, 2015 at Prairie Manor Nursing Home in Pine Prairie. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Thursday, June 18, 2015 at 3:15 PM at St. Peter's Catholic Church in Pine Prairie. Rite of Committal will follow in the St. Peter's Catholic Church Cemetery with Fr. Richard Broussard celebrant.

Mr. Guillory proudly served his country in the United States Army. A loving husband, father, brother, and grandfather, A. J. will be fondly remembered by his wife of 69 years, Verla Fontenot Guillory of Pine Prairie, son Michael Guillory and wife Dorothy of Ville Platte, brother J. R. Guillory of Pine Prairie, sisters Effie Ardoin of Krotz Springs, Emily Charlie of Ville Platte, and LouAnna Guillory of Carencro. Also left behind to cherish his memory are his two grandchildren Toby Guillory and Carissa Guillory and four great grandchildren Taylor, Logan, and Alayna Guillory and Noah Godeaux.

He now rests in Heaven with his parents Rene and Elise Ortego Guillory.
At the request of the family, visitation will be held at Ardoin's Funeral Home in Vile Platte on Wednesday, June 17, 2015 from 5:00 PM until 9:00 PM and again on Thursday, June 18 beginning at 8:00 AM until time of service. A rosary will be recited in his honor Wednesday evening at 6:00 PM.

Family and friends may sign the online guestbook and/or leave condolences for the family at www.ardoinfuneralhomes.com.

Ardoin's Funeral Home in Ville Platte is in charge of arrangements. 337-363-2181 
Guillory, A. J. (I461862)
 
39303 It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that the family of Agnes Johnson Fontenot announces her passing on Tuesday, October 31, 2017 in the comfort of her home at the age of 88. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated at 1:00 PM on Thursday, November 02, 2017 at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Basile. Entombment will follow in the St. Augustine Mausoleum with Father Brown Celebrant.

Agnes was a Parishioner of the Church of Annunciation in Duralde. She loved Cajun music but most of all she loved her family and friends. She was a loving and wonderful mother to three children; a son, Rowdy J. Fontenot and wife, Joan of Basile; two daughters, Carol Meche and husband, Ambrose of Basile and Cecelia Aycock and husband, Glenn of Alvin, TX; a loving sister to her brother, Joe Johnson and wife, Mary of Evangeline and a sister, Irene Fruge of Basile; a wonderful grandmother to six grandchildren, Nicole Clavier, Glenn Aycock, Jr., Michael Ortego, Rona Pless, Dustin and Daris Fontenot and four step grandchildren; fourteen great grandchildren and fourteen step great grandchildren; as well as extended family and friends. Agnes will be missed by all who knew and loved her.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Dennis J. Fontenot; her parents, Amar and Osea Vidrine Johnson; her brother, Curtis Johnson, Sr. and a great grandson, Austin LeBouef.

At the request of the family, visitation will be held at Ardoin's Funeral Home in Basile on Wednesday, November 1st from 3:00 PM until 9:00 PM and again on Thursday, November 2nd from 8:00 am until time of services. Deacon Jim Cormier will recite a Rosary at 6:30 PM Wednesday.

Family and friends may view this obituary and sign the guestbook at www.ardoinfuneralhomes.com

Ardoin's Funeral Home of Basile, 1210 South Ryan, (337)432-6726 is in charge of arrangements. 
Johnson, Agnes (I159339)
 
39304 It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that the family of Betty Ann Fontenot, 72 announces her passing on Saturday, March 29, 2014 at 8:10 PM at Savoy Care Center in Mamou. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, March 31, 2014 at 3:00 PM at St. Ann's Catholic Church in Mamou. Rite of Committal will follow in the New St. Ann's Cemetery in Mamou.

Betty will be greatly missed by her husband of 53 years, Joseph Dudley Fontenot; two sons, James Kirk Fontenot and wife, Jan of Mississippi and Michael Wayne "Tonka" Fontenot and wife, Melissa of Eunice: two daughters, Cynthia Gail Dudding and husband, John of Indian Bayou and Rachel Lynne Clavier and husband, David of Eunice; one brother, Raymond Thibodeaux of Opelousas and one sister Mary Lou Leger of Opelousas; six grandchildren, John Ross Dudding, Jacob Joseph Dudding, Jesse James Clavier, Samantha Lynne Brown, Tobi Lynne Fontenot and Heather Brooke Fontenot and nine great grandchildren.

Betty will now reunite in Heaven with her parents, Adam and
Isabelle Thibodeaux, and two sisters, Shirley Thibodeaux and Jeanette Chellette.

They surely await her arrival with open arms and joyous hearts.
At the request of the family, visitation will be held at Ardoin's Funeral Home on Sunday, March 30, 2014 from 3:00 PM until 9:00 PM. The Funeral Home will reopen at 9:00 am on Monday until time of services.

A Rosary will be recited at 6:00 PM; Family and friends may view the online obituary and sign the guestbook at www.ardoinfuneralhomes.com.

Ardoin's Funeral Home in Mamou is in charge of arrangements. 337.468.5231 
Thibodeaux, Betty Ann (I421423)
 
39305 It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that the family of Brenda Faye Christ announces her passing on Friday, October 22, 2010 at her home. She was 63. A Celebration of Life will be Celebrated at 2:00 PM on Sunday, October 24, 2010 at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Basile. Entombment will follow in the St. Augustine Mausoleum with Father Brian Taylor, Celebrant.

Brenda will be remembered as one who enjoyed being with her family and friends as will as reading, watching sports and was a big L.S.U. fan. She was very much loved by her brother, Herman Christ and wife, JoAnn of Basile; her sister, Carol "Noonie" Zaunbrecher and husband, J.W. of Mowata; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She now rests in Heaven with her beloved parents, Elridge "Bee" and Cleola Chaumont Christ.

At the request of the family, visitation will be held at Ardoin's Funeral Home in Basile on Saturday, October 23rd from 1:00 PM until 10:00 PM and again on Sunday, October 24th from 8:00 am until time of services. A Rosary will be recited at 7:00 PM Sunday evening. 
Christ, Brenda Faye (I393242)
 
39306 It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that the family of Burkman John Fontenot, 70, announces his passing on Friday, August 31, 2012 at Mercy Regional Hospital. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Monday, September 3, 2012 at 10:00 AM at Our Lady Queen of all Saints Catholic Church. Rite of committal will follow in the Gates of Heaven Cemetery with Father Mitchell Guidry celebrant.

A loving husband, father, brother, and grandfather, Burkman leaves behind his wife of 23 years, Wanda Ducote Fontenot of Ville Platte, three sons Darrell Fontenot and wife Angie, John Fontenot and wife Bridget, and Chuncey Fontenot and wife Tiffany all of Ville Platte, one step-son William Turner of Whiteville, three daughters Phyllis Saucier and husband Darrell Glenn, Liz Hollier and husband Mark, and Melissa Soileau all of Ville Platte, and one sister Grace Aucoin of Lone Pine. Also left behind to cherish his memory are his grandchildren Sammy Fontenot, Maggie Fontenot, Faith Fontenot, Matthew Saucier, Brandie Fontenot, Adrian Hollier, Rebecca Hollier, Kaygan Jones, Kalee Fontenot, Karlie Fontenot, Tobi Soileau, and Garrett Nix and his great grandchildren Abigail Nix, Sydney Fontenot, Adalynn Fontenot, and Devin and Ashley Turner.

He now joins in Heaven his parents Amel and Eldena Fontenot.

At the request of the family, visitation will take place at Ardoin's Funeral Home in Ville Platte beginning Sunday, September 2, 2012 at 9:00 AM and continuing until time of service on Monday. A rosary will be prayed Sunday evening at 6:30 PM.
Family and friends may view the online obituary and/or sign the online guestbook at www.ardoinfuneralhomes.com.

Ardoin's Funeral Home in Ville Platte is in charge of all arrangements. 
Fontenot, Burkman John (I159296)
 
39307 It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that the family of Don Wayne LaFleur, 73, announces his passing on Monday, September 7, 2015 at Mercy Regional Medical Center in Ville Platte. A Celebration of Life will be celebrated on Wednesday, September 9, 2015 at 1:00 PM at Ardoin's Funeral Home in Ville Platte. Burial will follow in the Platin Cemetery.

Don Wayne was a veteran, having proudly served his country in the United States Army National Guard. One of his greatest joys during his life was that of being an accomplished musician, drummer, and singer. Don Wayne also took great pride in being a loving father to his son Clint LaFleur of Ville Platte, step-son Justin LaFleur of Grand Prairie, and three daughters: Connie Cheramie Hall and husband David of Hattisburg, Mississippi, Tammy LaFleur Kalb of Lafayette, and Tressa LaFleur Fontenot and husband Doug of Lafayette. Also left behind to cherish his memory is his former wife Judy LaFleur of Grand Prairie, brother John Burke LaFleur of Mamou, sister Betty LaFleur Hight and husband Bill of Mamou, and ten grandchildren: Kade, Alex, Dylan, Dustin, Christopher, Taylor, Summer, Jaxtyn, Edison, and Rachell.

He now rests with his parents Joseph Kirtly and Anna LaFleur and his brother Joseph Kirtly LaFleur, Jr. Their reunion is sure to be a joyous one filled with laughter and music.

At the request of the LaFleur family, a visitation will be held at Ardoin's Funeral Home in Ville Platte on Tuesday, September 8, 2015 from 10:00 AM until 10:00 PM and again on Wednesday, September 9, 2015 from 8:00 AM until time of service. A tribute to the life of Don Wayne LaFleur will be held Tuesday evening at 6:30 PM.

Family and friends are invited to sign the online guestbook and/or leave words of comfort for the family at www.ardoinfuneralhomes.com.

Ardoin's Funeral Home in Ville Platte is in charge of arrangements. 337-363-2181 
LaFleur, Don Wayne (I369957)
 
39308 It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that the family of Elmie Thibodeaux Fontenot announces her passing on Sunday, December 17, 2017 at Senior Village Nursing Home in Opelousas surrounded by loved ones. Elmie was 88 when she left this world to join her Lord and Savior.

Elmie was born to Israel and Mercedes Courville on November 26, 1929 in Sunset, Louisiana. On June 1, 1946 she married Walter Thibodeaux. They were blessed with four children which they raised in the Catholic faith. Elmie enjoyed listening to French music and never turned down the opportunity to dance. She had a lifelong ritual of praying the rosary and attending mass.

Elmie will be greatly missed by her four children Wilda Deville and husband Vinice of Ville Platte, Wilson Thibodeaux and wife Bonnie of Church Point, Bert Herbison and husband Joey of Cleveland, Mississippi, and Sandy Richard and husband Michael of North Little Rock, Arkansas. She was further blessed with 10 grandchildren: Angela and Stephanie Deville, Shannon and Walter Thibodeaux, Charlotte Castille, Spring Bowlin, Billy and Adam Herbison, Ryan Richard, and Stacey Pugh, step grandchild Shawn Everett, 10 great grandchildren, two step great grandchildren, and two great great grandchildren. Also left behind to cherish her memory are her siblings Lydia Credeur, Joyce Burton, Scurdy Courville, Leonard Courville, and Marie Lou Williams.

She now rests in Heaven with her parents, her husbands Walter Thibodeaux, Ignace Daigle, Wyble Diaville, Alphonse Leger, and Wilson Fontenot, and her siblings Jeston Courville, Eli Courville, and Nita Leger.

At the request of the family, a visitation will be held at Lafond-Ardoin Funeral Home in the Skip Montet Chapel in Opelousas on Monday, December 18, 2017 from 3:00 p.m. '96 9:00 p.m. and it will resume on Tuesday, December 19, 2017 from 8:00 a.m. until the time of service. A rosary will be prayed in her honor on Monday Evening at 6:00 p.m.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, December 19, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Landry Catholic Church. Father Jim James Brady will officiate the Mass. Rite of Committal and interment will follow in the St. Bridgette Catholic Church Cemetery.

Family and friends are invited to sign and view the online guestbook at www.lafondardoin.com.

LaFond-Ardoin Funeral Home of Opelousas, 2845 South Union Street, Opelousas, LA, 70570 (337-942-2638) has been entrusted with the funeral arrangements. 
Courville, Elmie (I378976)
 
39309 It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that the family of Florence Ardoin, 98, announces her passing on Friday, June 17, 2016 at Heritage Manor Nursing Home in Ville Platte. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday, June 20, 2016 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church at 11:00 AM. Burial will follow in the Mount Calvary Cemetery in Eunice with Fr. Matthew Bazare officiating services.

Visitation will take place at Ardoin's Funeral Home in Ville Platte on Sunday, June 19 from 2:00 PM until 8:00 PM and again on Monday, June 20 from 8:00 AM until time of service. A rosary will be prayed in her honor Sunday evening at 7:00 PM.

A loving mother, sister, and grandmother, Florence will be greatly missed and never forgotten by her daughters Terrie A. Mire and husband Aubrey of Ville Platte and Melba A. Bertrand of Abbeville and her brother Harris Veillon and wife Wilda of Ville Platte.

Also left behind to cherish her memory are her eight grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren, and six great great grandchildren.

She now rests with her husband Lannes Ardoin, parents Felicien and Armide Veillon, and her son-in-law L. J. Bertrand.

Family and friends may sign the online guestbook and/or leave words of comfort for the family at www.ardoinfuneralhomes.com.

Ardoin's Funeral Home in Ville Platte is in charge of arrangements.
337-363-2181 
Veillon, Florence (I485133)
 
39310 It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that the family of Gerald Duplechin, Sr., 65, announces his passing at his residence on June 27, 2015. A Memorial Mass will be held on Wednesday, July 1, 2015 at 3 PM at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Ville Platte. Interment will follow in the Sacred Heart Mausoleum with Father Richard Broussard as celebrant.

A loving husband, father, brother, grandfather and friend, Gerald will be greatly missed by his loving wife of 17 years, Peggy LaFleur Duplechin of Pine Prairie, sons, Gerald Duplechin, Jr. of Gries Germany, Derek Duplechin and wife Leah of Denham Springs, Tony Duplechin of Denham Springs, daughters, Tanya Hurst and husband Travis of Baton Rouge, Lori Askey and husband Larry of Chicot, Liza Fontenot and husband Todd Duncan of Baton Rouge, Lanie Ledoux and husband Kris of Point Blue, Dr. Lindsey Fruge and husband Adam of Rayne, brothers, John Ory Duplechien and wife Deannie of St. Amant, La., Harold Duplechin and wife Trish of Lafayette, sisters, Ruby Barker and husband Bill of The Villages, Florida, Geri Fontenot of St. Landry, Roma Toncrey of Pine Prairie, and Debbie Crabtree and husband Gene of Pine Prairie. Also left behind to cherish his memory are his 9 grandchildren.

Gerald will now reunite in heaven with his parents, Hubert and Theolise Duplechin, sister, Leolta Marie Duplechin and several unborn grandchildren.

At the request of the Duplechin family, a visitation will be held on Wednesday, July 1, 2015 from 12 noon until time of services. A rosary will be recited in Mr. Duplechin's honor that same day at 2:15 PM.
Arrangements are entrusted to Ardoin's Funeral Home of Ville Platte, La.

Family and friends may view the online obituary and/or send words of comfort to the Duplechin family at www.ardoinfuneralhomes.com. 
Duplechin, Gerald Sr. (I391271)
 
39311 It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that the family of Hazzie Y. Lavergne, 84, announces her passing on Saturday, October 20, 2012 at Mercy Regional Medical Center. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Monday, October 22, 2012 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church at 10:00 AM. Rite of Committal will follow in the Evangeline Park Cemetery with Fr. Mitchell Guidry celebrant.

Hazzie loved gardening, cooking, and sewing, but above all she loved spending time with her family. A loving mother, sister, and grandmother, She will be greatly missed by her two sons Larry Lavergne and his friend, Gale Stanford and Gary Lavergne and wife Faye, one daughter Sue Fontenot and husband Kenneth all of Lanse Aux Pailles, one sister Della Dupre of Prairie Rhonde, six grandchildren Richard Lavergne, Rhena Garcia, Lance Lavergne, McKenzy Lewis, Lana Quibodeaux and Amber Carter, and nine great grandchildren Hunter, Andre, Kennedy, Alex, Marie, Abby, Aidan, Jeremy, and Alyssa.

She now joins in heaven her beloved husband Clevins Lavergne, her granddaughter Marvel Lavergne, her daughter-in-law Charlotte Lavergne, and her parents Marent and Elda Young.

At the request of the family, visitation will be held at Ardoin's Funeral Home in Ville Platte on Sunday, October 21, 2012 from 11:00 AM until 10:00 PM and again on Monday, October 22, 2012 from 8:00 AM until time of service. A rosary will be recited in her honor Sunday evening at 6:00 PM.

Family and friends may view the online obituary and/or sign the online guestbook at www.ardoinfuneralhomes.com.

Ardoin's Funeral Home in Ville Platte is in charge of arrangements. 
Young, Hazzie (I4317)
 
39312 It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that the family of Helen F. Sittig, 82, announces her passing on Thursday, November 24, 2011 at her residence. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated at 11:00 am on Saturday, November 26, 2011 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Iota. Rite of Committal will follow in the St Joseph Mausoleum with Father Mikel Polson Celebrant.

Helen will always be remembered for her love and devotion to her family and friends, and for her outgoing personality. A loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother, great grandmother and friend, Helen will always remain in the heart of her beloved husband of 63 years, John D. Sittig of Iota; son, Jude K. Sittig and wife, Debbie of Iota; brother, Mervin Fontenot and wife, Sue of Basile; sister, Shirley Ledoux and husband, Davis of Basile; six grandchildren, Jamie Anderson, Kristian Boudreaux, Roxie Smith, Rachelle Garon, Madison and Peyton Sittig; and eleven great grandchildren, Morgan Teetzel, Michael, Connor and Cameron Anderson, Demi and Isabel Boudreaux, Liz, Olivia and Trevor Smith, Gracie Domingue, and Ava Garon. She will be missed by everyone who knew and loved her.

She is preceded in death by her son, Kent Sittig; parents, Maxile and Zula Fontenot; and brother, Maurice Fontenot.

Pallbearers for the Service will include Kevin Ledoux, Bobby Anderson, Kevin Sittig, Neal Lege, Dale Trahan and Adam Dupre. Honorary pallbearers will include Billy Boudreaux and Matt Smith.

At the request of the family, visitation will be held at Ardoin's Funeral Home in Iota on Friday, November 25, 2011 from 10:00 am until 9:00 pm and again on Saturday, November 26, 2011 from 7:00 am until time of services. A rosary will be recited Friday evening at 6:00 pm.

Ardoin's Funeral Home of Iota is in charge of arrangements. 337.779.3083 
Fontenot, Helen (I352050)
 
39313 It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that the family of Henry Joseph Lantz announces his passing from this life on Wednesday, May 9, 2018 in the Carpenter House of Lafayette. He was 86 years old.

A mass of Christian burial will be held at 10:00a.m. Saturday at Our Lady Help of Christians Catholic Church in Jennings with Rev. Charles McMillin officiating.

Visiting hours will be entrusted to Miguez Funeral Home in Jennings on Friday, May 11, 2018 from 10:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and will resume Saturday morning at 8:00 a.m. until time of service.

A rosary will be recited at 7:00 p.m. Friday in the funeral home chapel.

Musical selections will be provided by his grandson Dylan Trahan.

Henry will be laid to rest in the Calvary Cemetery next to his 2nd wife, Patsy Miller Lantz. He will be honored with full military rites. Due to his courageous service in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, he served his country honorably. He fought on the front line for 21 months. Henry enlisted July 16, 1952 and was discharged with honors from Camp Chaffee Arkansas as Sgt. E-5 on April 16, 1954.

Mr. Lantz was a native of the Welsh-Pine Island area and a resident of Jennings. He was born to James Lantz and Amanda Courville Lantz on March 1, 1932. He was a member of Our Lady Help of Christians Catholic Church, he worked as a mechanic 33 years for Bubba Oustalet Ford in Jennings and his pass time was reading and he loved to dance.

On June 5, 1954 Henry was united in Holy Matrimony to Melanie M. Vidrine. To this union they had three children, Imelda, Phyllis and Marvin.

Henry is survived by his three children, Imelda Savoy of Lafayette, Marvin Lantz and Phyllis Trahan both of Jennings; his special friend, Audry Landry; four stepchildren, Pat Caswell, Dorothy Cormier,Priscilla Breaux, Jane Newman and Randy Miller; seven grandchildren, Tabitha (Jason) Stewart, Daphne (Willard ll) Landry, Timothy (Jen) Savoy, Courtney and Heather Savoy, Dylan Trahan, and Chrystal Lantz; 11 great grandchildren, Sidney, Aiden and Riley Stewart, Crystal, Kelsey and Caleb Savoy, Gabby and Elicia Lopez, Richard Fuselier, Jr. Avery, Parker and Peyton Landry.

Henry now rests in heaven with his beloved family who preceded him in death; his parents Amanda and James Lantz, his sister, Lena Vanicor, his second wife, Patsy Trahan Lantz; his grandparents, Theophile Courville, and Enda Gilchrist, Israel Lantz and Cleveana Gary, an infant great grandchild Biancha Lopez; and two stepchildren, Connie Behvene and Robert Miller.

Carrying Henry to his eternal resting place will be Timothy Savoy, Jason Stewart, Will Landry, Dylan Trahan, Marvin Lantz, Ricky Gaspard, Malcolm Vanicor and Ronald Byrd. 
Lantz, Henry Joseph (I544606)
 
39314 It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that the family of Jamice Johnson Fruge announces her passing on Thursday, October 17, 2013 in the comfort of her home at the age of 86. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated at 10:00 am on Saturday, October 19, 2013 at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Basile. Entombment will follow in the St. Augustine Mausoleum with Father David Hebert Celebrant.

Jamice was a homemaker and devoted her life to the care of her family. She was a very kind and loving woman and spending time with her family and friends brought a great deal of joy to her life. Jamice's memory will live on in all who loved her, especially her son, Ron Richard and wife, Dee of Baton Rouge. She was a wonderful and loving grandmother to three grandchildren, Rachel Christmas of Camp LeJeune, N.C., Ann Marie Taylor of Jacksonville, FL and Katherine Dorman of Charleston, S.C. and six great grandchildren, Ryan David, Caroline, Garrett and Anna-Grace Christmas, David and Charlie Taylor and her deceased grandson, Ryan Nelson Richard.

Many thanks to her dear friends who joined her in her last days to remember the good times, and to the kind and loving caregivers, Kim, Tabitha and Barbara who provided excellent care for our mother.

At the request of the family, visitation will be held at Ardoin's Funeral Home in Basile on Friday, October 18th from 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM and again on Saturday, October 19th from 8:00 am until time of services. Father David Hebert will recite a Rosary at 6:00 PM Friday evening. 
Johnson, Jamice (I29021)
 
39315 It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that the family of Jane Ardoin Richard, age 77, announces her passing on Sunday, June 12, 2016 at Mercy Regional Medical Center. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, June 14 at 2:00 PM at Our Lady Queen of all Saints Catholic Church in Ville Platte. Burial will follow in the Sacred Heart Mausoleum with Father Mitchell Guidry officiating services.

At the request of the Richard family, visitation will take place at Ardoin's Funeral Home in Ville Platte on Monday, June 13 from 1:00 PM until 9:00 PM and again on Tuesday, June 14 from 9:00 AM until time of services. A rosary will be prayed in her honor Monday evening at 7:00 PM.

Jane was born on December 8, 1938 in Ville Platte, Louisiana and was a 1956 graduate of Ville Platte High School. For 31 years, she was a secretary by trade having worked in the offices of Dr. Don McGee, Dr. Ranson Vidrine, Dr. Charles Fontenot, and Dr. Nick Cantu. Jane was active in her community. She was a member of the Woodmen of the World for 33 years, an RV Camping Club, the Louisiana Cotton Pickers, and her rosary group. In her spare time, Jane enjoyed baking bread, dancing, entertaining, and camping. Her greatest pleasure was that of spending time with and taking care of her family.

She will be greatly missed and never forgotten by her loving husband of 59 years, J. Carroll Richard of Ville Platte, two sons Joey Richard and wife Sonya of Toledo Bend and Ricky Richard and wife Elvie of Houston, Texas, four grandchildren Brandon Richard and wife Rana of Crowley, Jacob Richard and Christie Widdle of Willis, Virginia, Carson Richard and Emily Richard both of Houston, and three great grandchildren. Also left behind to cherish her memory are her two sisters Audrey Verrette and husband Ray and Rebecca Buller and husband Gene both of Ville Platte and her half-sister Sue O. Kimensky and husband Ted of Houston.

She now rests in Heaven with her step-father Elair Ortego, mother Marise F. Ortego, half-sister Wanda Ardoin, and half-brother Lionel Ardoin.

Family and friends may sign the online guestbook and/or leave condolences for the family at www.ardoinfuneralhomes.com.

Ardoin's Funeral in Ville Platte is in charge of arrangements. 
Ardoin, Earlene Jane (I86514)
 
39316 It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that the family of Jerry L. Dupre, 77, announces his passing on Friday, June 17, 2016 at his residence in Ville Platte. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Ville Platte on Monday ,June 20, 2016 at 10:00 A.M. Rite of Committal will follow in the Evangeline Memorial Park with Father Matthew Bazare as Celebrant.

Jerry was a Member of the Sheriff Posse for 58 years, Louisiana Quarter Horse and Thoroughbred. He was also a member of the Evangeline Parish Cattlemen's Association.

Jerry will be greatly missed by his wife of 59 ½ years, Jeanette F. Dupre of Ville Platte; his children, Kerry Dupre and wife, Jeanne and Cynthia ''Cindy'' Dupre Young all of Ville Platte; three grandchildren, Callie Young Vidrine and husband, Bret, Jenna Cay Young Stoma and husband, Tre and Sarah E. Dupre; five great-grandchildren, Catherine, Dominic and Joseph Vidrine and Olivia and Rose Stoma.

He will now reunite in Heaven with his parents, Hillry and Ethel Dupre and one grandchild, Jessica Nicole Young. They surely await his arrival with open arms and joyous hearts

The Dupre family requests that visiting hours be observed on Sunday June 19, 2016 from 2:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M. at the Ardoin Funeral Home in Ville Platte. The funeral home will reopen at 8:00 A.M. on Monday until time of services. A Rosary will be recited on Sunday evening starting at 7:00 P.M.

You may go on line to observe the obituary at www.ardoinfuneralhomes.com

Ardoin's funeral Home of Ville Platte is in Charge of Funeral Arrangements. 337-468-5231 
Dupre, Jerry Lee (I141589)
 
39317 It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that the family of Jerry Lee Thompson, 63, announces his passing on Monday, July 1, 2013, at Savoy Medical Center in Mamou. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, July 3, 2013 at 4:00 PM at St. Ann Catholic Church in Mamou. Rite of Committal will be in the Platin Cemetery with Father Mark Melancon Celebrant.

Jerry was a Retired School teacher and FFA Advisor, and was a current Evangeline Parish School Board Member.

Jerry will be greatly missed by his wife, of 42 years, Veronica Tate Thompson of Vidrine; two daughters, Monique Thompson Fontenot and husband Jacob and Erika Lee Thompson Hicks all of Vidrine. The joys of his life were his six grandchildren, Gabrielle, Andrew, Amelia and Sophia Fontenot and Landon and Kaylee Hicks.
At the request of the family, visitation will be held at Ardoin's Funeral Home in Mamou on Tuesday, July 2, 2013, from 6:00 PM until 10:00 PM and again on Wednesday, July 3, 2013 from 9:00 AM until Services. A Rosary will be recited at 7:30 PM Tuesday evening.

Family and friends may view the online obituary and sign the guestbook at www.ardoinfuneralhomes.com.

Ardoin's Funeral Home in Mamou is in charge of arrangements. 337.468.5231 
Thompson, Jerry Lee (I107462)
 
39318 It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that the family of Jo Ellen Fall announces her passing on Friday, February 27, 2015 at Lafayette General Medical Center with loving family by her side at the age of 76. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated at 10:00 am Monday, March 02, 2015 at St. Thomas More Catholic Church in Eunice. Rite of Committal will follow in the St. Paul Cemetery with Father Cedric Sonnier Celebrant.

Jo Ellen was very loyal to her family and friends, and spending time with them brought great joy to her life. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She will be deeply missed by her husband of 32 years, Murry J. Fall of Eunice; two sons, John Ricky Guillory and wife, Tammy of Eunice, Todd D. Guillory of Huffman, TX; two daughters, Shelia G. Aucoin and husband, Karl J., and Gina G. McCoy and husband, Bert, all of Eunice; two step sons, Lance T. Fall and wife, Taffy, and Brock M. Fall, all of Eunice; two step daughters, Evette M. Bellow and husband, Kevin of Pitreville, and Constance A. Fall of Eunice. She was blessed with seven grandchildren, and nine step grandchildren; two great grandchildren, and one step great grandchild; as well as extended family and friends.

She is preceded in death by her late husband, John Nolan Guillory; parents, Henry and Dora Regan Pelsia; and brother, J.W. Pelsia.

At the request of the family, visitation will be held at Ardoin's Funeral Home in Eunice on Sunday, March 1st from 2:00 PM until 9:00 PM and again on Monday, March 2nd from 8:00 am until time of services.

Deacon David Guillory will recite a Rosary at 6:00 PM Sunday evening. 
Pelsia, Joellen (I228049)
 
39319 It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that the family of Joan Richard Stroderd announces her passing on Thursday, December 14, 2017 at The Carpenter House in Lafayette with her loving family by her side. She was 65. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated at 2:00 PM on Monday, December 18, 2017 at St. Jules Catholic Church in Tee Mamou. Rite of Committal will follow in the St. Jules Cemetery with Father Paul LaFleur Celebrant.

Joan was a cashier at Walmart for 19 years and always greeted you with a smile. She loved to read, especially her bible, attend her grandkids functions, watch football, and go to church but most of all she loved her family and spending time with them was a great joy. She was a loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother, great grandmother and friend and will be missed dearly by all who knew and loved her especially her husband of forty seven years, Allen Paul Stroderd of Tepetate; her five daughters, Joan Yvette Stroderd of Eunice, Danielle Elizabeth Stroderd and Rebekah Michelle Comeaux and husband, Steve all of Tepetate, Anya Nicole Guillory and husband, Eric of Eunice and Amanda Claire Beard and husband, Corey of Tepetate; her sister, Bernadine Smith of Plano, TX; her thirteen grandchildren, Tori Sonnier, Taylor Fontenot, Brooks Stroderd, Lexi Champagne, Maci Stroderd, Mackenzie Comeaux, Madison Comeaux, Meghan Comeaux, Caroline Beard, Claudia Beard, Colby Guillory, Colleen Beard, Sarah Guillory and three great grandchildren, Andrew Fontenot, Grayson Fontenot and Zoe Sonnier; as well as extended family and friends.

She is preceded in death by her mother, Lula V. Young; father, Roosevelt Richard and step father, Edmund Young.

At the request of the family, visitation will be held at Ardoin's Funeral Home in Eunice on Sunday, December 17th from 11:00 am until 10:00 PM and again on Monday, December 18th from 8:00 am until time of services. The Catholic Daughters will recite a Rosary at 6:00 PM Sunday.

Family and friends may view this obituary and sign the guestbook at www.ardoinfuneralhomes.com

Ardoin's Funeral Home of Eunice, 1301 West Laurel Ave, (337)457.3371 is in charge of arrangements. 
Richard, Joan (I370576)
 
39320 It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that the family of JoAnna Durbin, age 69, announces her passing on Wednesday, September 16, 2015 at Opelousas General Hospital. A Catholic Service will be held on Friday, September 18, 2015 at 1 PM in the Ardoin's Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in the Evangeline Memorial Park Cemetery with Father Theodore Broussard as Celebrant.

JoAnna was a proud graduate of Northside High School in 1963 finishing 3rd in her class.

A loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother and friend, JoAnna will be missed by her loving husband of 20 years, Glen Allen Durbin of Ville Platte, sons, Timothy Champagne and wife Carmen of Lafayette and Joey Champagne of Carencro, daughter, Kim Champagne of Lafayette and sister, Catherine Bernard Romero. Also left behind to cherish her memory are her 5 grandchildren: Jamie Guilbeau, Tayler Champagne Guillory, Cody Champagne, Madison Champagne, Griffen Champagne and 4 great grandchildren: Emma Guillory, Adalyn Guillory, Olivia Delafusse and Jacquelynn Reed.

Pallbearers will include Tim Champagne, Joey Champagne, Cody Champagne, Kirk Champagne, Greg Chretien, Todd Bijeaux and Honorary Pallbearers will be Brian West, Chris Romero, David Romero and Griffin Champagne.

JoAnna now rests in heaven with her parents, James Junius and Doris Landry Bernard, first husband, Elias ''Al'' Champagne and her sister, Patsy Bernard Montin.

At the request of the Durbin Family, a visitation will be held on Thursday, September 17, 2015 at Ardoin's Funeral Home in Ville Platte from 12 PM until 9 PM and again on September 18, 2015 at 8 AM until time of services. A rosary will be prayed in JoAnna's honor on September 17, 2015 at 6 PM.

Arrangements are entrusted to Ardoin's Funeral Home of Ville Platte, La.

Friends and family may sign the online guestbook and/or send words of comfort to the Durbin family at www.ardoinfuneralhomes.com. 
Bernard, Joanna (I461774)
 
39321 It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that the family of John Clyde Courville, Sr., 75, announces his passing on Friday, November 08, 2013 at 8:41 am at Savoy Care Center in Mamou. A Celebration of Life will be held on Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at 11:00 am at the Ardoin's Funeral Home Chapel in Mamou with Father Mark Melancon Celebrant.

John, better known as Soupee by those who knew and loved him, will be greatly missed by his loving children, John Clyde "Pete" Courville, Jr. of Reddell, Shannon Marie Courville and husband, Anthony Rougeau of Mamou, Audrey LeDoux and husband, Larry of St. Landry, and Juanita Castille of Lawtell; sisters, Agnes Ashford of Basile, Ruth Rawls of Baton Rouge, Elaine Guillory of Eunice, and Joann Sittig of Bradengon, FL; ten grandchildren, Brandon, Chase, Logan, Toni, Bryant, Joshua, Erica, Anthony, Sarah, and Calvin; and sixteen great grandchildren.

John is preceded in death by his beloved wives, Genora Young Courville and Cookie Courville; parents, Eve and Bell Courville; sister, Norma Jean Koshaua.

At the request of the family, visitation will be held at Ardoin's Funeral Home in Mamou on Wednesday, November 13, 2013 from 8:00 am until time of services. A Rosary will be recited at 10:30 am on Wednesday morning.

Family and friends may view the online obituary and sign the guestbook at www.ardoinfuneralhomes.com.

Ardoin's Funeral Home in Mamou is in charge of arrangements. 337.468.5231 
Courville, John Clyde Sr. (I4649)
 
39322 It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that the family of John LaFleur, age 72, announces his passing on Friday, October 2, 2015 a Savoy Care Center in Mamou. A Chapel Service will be held on Sunday, October 4, 2015 at Ardoin's Funeral Home in Ville Platte at 11 AM. Burial will follow in the Platin Cemetery with Reverend Trudy LaFleur as officiant.

Mr. LaFleur will be greatly missed by his loving wife of 17 years, Carol Sanchez LaFleur, sons, Ronald LaFleur and Christopher LaFleur, daughters, Jonna LaFleur and Sherry LaFleur and sister, Betty LaFleur Hight. Also left behind to cherish his memory are several grandchildren.
John will now rests with his parents, Joseph Kirtly LaFleur, Sr. and Anna LaFleur and brothers, Don LaFleur and Joseph Kirtly LaFleur, Jr.

At the request of the LaFleur family, a visitation will be held on Saturday, October 3, 2015 at Ardoin's Funeral Home in Ville Platte from 2:30 PM until 9 PM and will reopen on Sunday, October 4, 2015 at 8 AM until time of services.

Arrangements are entrusted to Ardoin's Funeral Home of Ville Platte, La. 
LaFleur, John Burke (I370246)
 
39323 It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that the family of John Vidrine, age 67, announces his passing on Friday, October 9, 2015 at his residence.

A loving father, brother, grandfather and friend, John will be greatly missed by his son, Danny Vidrine of Point Blue, daughter, Sally Vidrine Deshotel of Lafayette and sister, Patricia Fontenot of Texas. Also left behind to cherish his memory are his 2 grandchildren, Harli and Dylan Deshotel.

John will now rest in Heaven with parents, Roy and Eleanor Vidrine.
At the request of the Vidrine family, a visitation will be held on Wednesday, October 14, 2015 at Ardoin's Funeral Home in Ville Platte from 8 AM until 4 PM.

All arrangements have been entrusted to Ardoin's Funeral Home of Ville Platte.

Family and friends are invited to view the online obituary and/or send words of comfort to the Vidrine family at www.ardoinfuneralhomes.com. 
Vidrine, John Roy (I392817)
 
39324 It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that the family of Joseph "Joe" Guillory announces his passing at the Savoy Care Center in Mamou at the age of 89. A Celebration of Life will be celebrated at 11:00 am on Monday, August 27, 2012 at Ardoin's Funeral Home Chapel in Mamou. Entombment will follow in the New St. Ann Mausoleum with Brother David Plunkett officiating.

Joseph known as "Joe" to all who knew him, was retired from the Merchant Marines and the Scott Paper Company. He was a beloved husband, father, brother, grandfather and great grandfather. Joe will be missed greatly by his wife, Beverly Hicks Guillory of Mamou; daughter, Heidi Byrne and husband, Jack of Middle Village, N.Y.; step-daughter, Karen McVeigh and husband, Dennis of Chadds Ford, PA; step-brother, Johnny Pommier of Opelousas; three sisters, Berna Kuntze of Mamou, Joyce Powell of Eunice, and Bernice Siebert of Mamou; step-sister, Emily Duke of Eunice; four grandchildren and one great grandchild.

He is preceded in death by his beloved first wife, Wanda M. Guillory; parents, Yourick and Jeanne Tourte Guillory; daughter, Melonie Guillory; and brother, Burley Guillory.

At the request of the family visitation will be held at Ardoin's Funeral Home in Mamou on Sunday, August 26, 2012 from 2:00 pm until 9:00 pm and again on Monday, August 27, 2012 from 8:00 am until time of Services. 
Guillory, Joseph Enos (I28605)
 
39325 It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that the family of Joseph Calvin Ardoin, 89, announces his passing on July 27, 2014 at Heritage Manor Nursing Home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church at 1:00 PM. Burial will follow in the Evangeline Memorial Park Cemetery with Fr. Jason Vidrine, celebrant.

A loving father and grandfather, Calvin leaves behind two daughters: Janel Fontenot and companion Earl Belleau of Ville Platte and Peggy McDaniel and husband Mason of Baton Rouge. His memory will be cherished also by his six grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

He now rests with his wife Ruby Ortego Ardoin, his parents Odin and Amy Pitre Ardoin, his brothers Audrey Ardoin, Cyrus Ardoin, and Horrace Ardoin, his sisters Thelma Ardoin Manuel, Ollie Ardoin, and Sue Sylvester, his grandson Christopher McDaniel and his son-in-law Clyde Fontenot.

At the request of the family, visitation will be at Ardoin's Funeral Home in Ville Platte on Monday, July 28, 2014 from 12:00 PM to 9:00 PM and again on Tuesday, July 29, 2014 from 8:00 AM until time of service. A rosary will be recited in his honor Monday evening at 6:00 PM.

Family and friends may send condolences to the family at www.ardoinfuneralhomes.com.

Ardoin's Funeral Home in Ville Platte is in charge of arrangements.
337-363-2181 
Ardoin, Joseph Calvin (I440306)
 
39326 It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that the family of Joseph O. Verrette announces his passing on Wednesday, August 25, 2010 at 1:00 PM at Heritage Manor Nursing Home in Ville Platte. He was 85 years old. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, August 28, 2010 at 11:00 AM at Our Lady Queen of All Saints Catholic Church. Rite of Committal will follow in the Old St. Ann's Cemetery with Fr. Mario Romero Celebrant.

Joseph served in WWII, he was a veteran of both the United States Army and United States Air Force.

He will be lovingly remembered by his four sons, Jerry Verrette of Ville Platte, Donald Verrette of Ville Platte, James Verrette of Rayne, and Steve Verrette and his wife, Julie of Plaisance; two daughters, Judy Verrette Rider and husband, Bobby of Eunice and Brenda Verrette Fontenot and husband, Ted of Ville Platte; one brother, Ray Verrette and wife, Audrey of Ville Platte; two sisters, Grace Miller of Opelousas and Rose Vidrine of Ville Platte; sixteen grandchildren and twenty one great grandchildren.

He now rest in Heaven with his parents, Adam and Alida Landreneau Verrette; son, Kenneth Verrette; daughter, Patricia Verrette, and grandson, Jerry Verrette, Jr.
The family request that visiting hours be observed Friday, August 27, 2010 from 10:00 AM until 12:00 AM and again on Saturday, August 28, 2010 from 8:00 AM until time of services. A rosary will be recited at 6:30 PM Friday evening.

The family would like to express a heartfelt thank you to Dr. Alvarez and his staff, Eltac Hospital in Mamou, Mercy Regional Medical Center, Hospice Compassus, and Heritage Manor Nursing Home especially Jenny Reed.

Ardoin's Funeral Home in Ville Platte is in charge of arrangements. 
Verrette, Joseph O. (I391863)
 
39327 It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that the family of Joyce Mae Twozin announces her passing on Friday, October 29, 2010 at her home. She was 83. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, November 03, 2010 at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Basile. Entombment will follow in the St. Augustine Mausoleum with Father Brian Taylor, Celebrant.

Joyce was known and will always be remembered for her baking, quilting, and service to her church. She was a member of the St. Augustine Catholic Church Ladies Alter Society, as well as a member of the American Legion Ladies Auxillary and the Prayers and Patches Quilting Group. She baked for benefits and church activities, and won the Basile's Best Baker of 2000 award. A loving mother, sister, grandmother, great grandmother, aunt and friend, Joyce was very much loved by her four daughters, Glenda Trahan, and Trena Wendt and husband, Wally, all of Basile, Charlene White and husband, Ray of Hornbeck, Angela Reed and husband, Kenneth of Lanse' Meg; brother, Phillip Doga of Bayou Vista; eleven grandchildren, Greg Manuel and wife, Marla of Basile, Vicky Broussard and husband, Marty of Moss Bluff, Brentley Manuel, Chad Manuel, Francine Butts and husband, Dempsey, all of Basile, Christina Peterson and husband, Cannon of Rothchild, WI, Raye Anne Duplechain and husband, Mike of Magnolia, TX, Renee? Roberie and husband, Lance of Mandeville, Robin Connell and husband, Seth of Maumelle, AR, Patricia Reed of Mamou, and Heather Reed of Eunice; thirteen great grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.

She now rests in Heaven with her beloved husband, Paul Twozin; parents, Nickel Doga and Ella Fruge Hunt; two sisters, Hazel Granger and Ethel Bertrand; grandson, Neal Manuel; great grandson, Danial Broussard; and three son-in-laws, Larry Manuel, L.D. Trahan, and Francis Manuel.

At the request of the family, visitation will be held at Ardoin's Funeral Home in Basile on Tuesday, November 2nd from 11:00 AM until 9:00 PM and again on Wednesday, November 3rd from 8:00 AM until time of services. A Rosary will be recited at 7:00 PM Tuesday evening by the Ladies Alter Society.

Ardoin's Funeral Home of Basile is in charge of arrangements. 337.432.6726. 
Doga, Joyce Mae (I5201)
 
39328 It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that the family of Jules Enicke, 87, announces his passing on Monday, April 27, 2015. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, April 30, 2015 at Our Lady Queen of All Saints Catholic Church at 1:30 PM. A burial will follow in the Gates of Heaven Cemetery with Father Mitchell Guidry as celebrant.
Mr. Enicke was a Veteran, having proudly served in the United States Army.

A loving husband, father, grandfather and friend, Jules will be greatly missed by his loving wife of 65 years, Ida Fontenot Enicke of Ville Platte, sons; Benny Enicke and wife Arlene of Vidrine, Byron Enicke and wife Debbie of Ville Platte, Gary Enicke and wife Sally of Ville Platte, Myles Enicke and wife Pat of Ville Platte and Bart Enicke and wife Jana of Ville Platte. Also left behind to cherish his memory are his 15 grandchildren and 16 Great grandchildren.

Jules will now reunite in heaven with his parents, John and Joyce Enicke and one brother, Ryan Louis Enicke. They will be awaiting his arrival with open arms and joyous hearts.

At the request of the Enicke family, a visitation will be held on Wednesday, April 29, 2015 from 10 AM until 9 PM at Ardoin?s Funeral Home in Ville Platte and will reopen on Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 8 AM until time of services. A rosary will be recited in Mr. Enicke?s honor on Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at 6:30 PM.

Arrangements are entrusted to Ardoin's Funeral Home of Ville Platte, La.

Family and friends may view the online obituary and/or send words of comfort to the Enicke family at www.ardoinfuneralhomes.com. 
Enicke, Jules (I461879)
 
39329 It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that the family of Laura Lydia Zaunbrecher Bellard announces her passing on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 in the comfort of her home surrounded by her loving family. She was 85. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated at 10:00 am on Monday, December 23, 2013 at St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Mowata. Rite of Committal will follow in the St. Lawrence Cemetery with Father Joseph Tran Celebrant.

Laura was a homemaker and devoted her life to the care her family. She was very kind and loving woman and spending time with her family and friends brought a great deal of joy to her life. A loving mother, sister, grandmother who was a friend to all who knew her and will be greatly missed by all who knew her especially her four sons, Michael Bellard and wife, Betty of Rayne, Charles Bellard and wife, Jocelyn of Mowata, Jude Bellard and wife, Arleen of Eunice and Dale Bellard of Mowata; three daughters, Sophie Bellard Guillory and husband, Larry of West Monroe, Carolyn Bellard Danton and husband, Thomas of Lafayette and Lynell Bellard Guillory and husband, Mitchell of Eunice; four brothers, Stanley Zaunbrecher of Mowata, Robert Zaunbrecher and wife, Claudette of LeCompte, Ronnie Zaunbrecher and wife, Elaine and Butch Zaunbrecher all of Iowa; six sisters, Helen Z. Thevis of Mowata, Margaret Z. Reagan and husband, Larry of Egan, JoAnn Z. Meyer of Roberts Cove, Francis "Teenie" Z. Fruge of Eunice, Jeanette Z. Holtzapple of Lafayette and Edna Mae Z. Leger and husband, Michael of Bell City. She was a loving and wonderful grandmother to fourteen grandchildren, Jessica Pourciau, Ashley Hutchinson, Brooke McGee, Brian Bellard, Patrick Bellard, Nicholas Bellard, Taylor Bellard, Allison Bellard, Krista Waggoner, Kenneth Danton, Adam Danton, John-Eric Guillory, Laura Guillory and Wesley Guillory and twelve great grandchildren.

She now rests in Heaven with her beloved husband, Louis J. Bellard; son Kenneth Bellard; parents, Nicholas and Josephine Frey Zaunbrecher; granddaughter, Leslie Bellard; great granddaughter, Sydney McGee; brothers, Lawrence and Louis Zaunbrecher; and a sister, Thelma "Tillie" Leonards.

At the request of the family, visitation will be held at Ardoin's Funeral Home in Eunice on Sunday, December 22nd from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM and again on Monday, December 23rd 8:00 am at St. Lawrence Catholic Church until time of services. Deacon Thomas Adams will recite a Rosary at 7:00 PM Sunday evening. 
Zaunbrecher, Laura Lydia (I144064)
 
39330 It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that the family of Lena Fontenot, 82 announces her passing on Saturday, July 31, 2010 at Heritage Manor Nursing Home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday, August 2, 2010 at 10:00 AM at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Ville Platte. Rite of Committal will follow in the Sacred Heart Mausoleum with Fr. Clinton Sensat Celebrant.

A loving mother, sister, and grandmother, Lena will be lovingly remembered by her son, Kearnie Lafleur, Jr. and wife, Judy of Youngsville; three daughters, Jackie Cary and husband Bob Lawrence of Pine Prairie, Peggy Duplechin and husband, Gerald of Pine Prairie, and Rosie Manuel and husband, Brent of Ville Platte; one brother, Roy Allen Vidrine of Ville Platte; eleven grandchildren, seventeen great grandchildren, and one great grandchild.

She now rest in Heaven with her former husband, Dr. Reed Fontenot, Sr.; parents, Amada and Lizzie Fontenot; and a brother, Lee Burke Fontenot.

At the request of the family visiting hours will be observed Sunday, August 1, 2010 from 10:00 AM until 10:00 PM and again on Monday, August 3, 2010 from 8:00 AM until time of services. A rosary will be recited at 7:00 PM Sunday evening. 
Fontenot, Lena Rae (I67808)
 
39331 It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that the family of LeRoy L. (Lee) LeBlanc, 82, announces his passing from this life on 11-14-17. Lee was born in Lake Arthur, LA on January 20, 1935 to the late Ellis LeBlanc and Dora Trahan LeBlanc Dugas, and lived most of his life in Lake Charles. A 1954 graduate of LaGrange High, he played on the football team and ran track. Lee served in the Louisiana National Guards Hdqtrs Co. 156th Infantry for several years and earned Master Sergeant status. He married his high school sweetheart, Hilda Gaspard, and they raised 3 children. Lee was a faithful member of St. Martin de Porres Catholic Church, 3rd Degree Knights of Columbus, choir member for several years, attended the Cursillo movement, Senior Circle, SMdP Altar Society, and an ACTS team member. He worked as a manager of National Food Stores and then Lakeshore Discount before going to work at Hercules where he was a member of the Operating Engineers Local 407, retiring in 1993.

For many years, Lee and Hilda were members and former court royalty of the Mardi Gras Krewe du Grande Bois having served on court three different times. He was a member of the Cajun French Music Association and served as State Board officer from the Lake Charles Chapter and was a member of CFMA of LA Chapitre Du Lac Charles Les Bon Temps Danseurs for many years. He loved dancing to Cajun music.

In his younger years he was active in coaching and manager of a Little League Baseball team. Lee was an outdoorsman, enjoyed nature, camping and fishing on Toledo Bend Lake with the kids and grandchildren and friends, cruising, working in his yard, traveling in the states, Canada and abroad. He was an avid duck hunter. He hunted and guided for numerous sport people from around the nation, while he was able, as well as family members and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers Daniel and Richard LeBlanc.

He leaves to honor his memory his wife of 63 years, Hilda Gaspard LeBlanc, their daughter, Debra (Chuck) Bennett, of San Antonio, Texas; Ronald LeBlanc of Bozrah, Conn.; Michael (Desiree) LeBlanc of Cypress, Texas; 9 grandchildren, 9 Great grandchildren; one sister, Dorothy (Ferdie) Wiltz of Henderson; bothers-in-law Abbie, Jr. (Ida Mae) Gaspard and Richard (Grace) Gaspard of Lake Charles; sister-in-law Vivian Bonvillain of Baton Rouge, and one aunt, many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Funeral services will be at 11 AM on Saturday November 18, 2017 in St. Martin de Porres Catholic Church under the direction of Johnson Funeral Home. Msgr. Jace Eskind, Msgr. Harry Greig and Rev. Keith Pellerin will officiate. Interment will follow in Consolata Cemetery. Visitation will be held at Johnson Funeral Home from 5 PM until 8 PM on Friday and will resume on Saturday from 8 AM until 10:30 AM. A rosary will be recited at 6 PM on Friday at the funeral home. 
LeBlanc, LeRoy (I494089)
 
39332 It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that the family of Martha Lee Stone, announces her passing on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at the age of 61. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated at 10:00 am on Saturday, January 21, 2017 at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Eunice. Rite of Committal will follow in the Mt. Calvary Cemetery with Msgr. Romero Celebrant.

Martha will be missed dearly by all who knew and loved her especially her two children, Monique Davis of Baton Rouge and Trey Smith of New Roads; her three sisters, Ann Stone of Baton Rouge, Sue S. Street of Lafayette and Margaret Stone of Houston.

She is preceded in death by her son, Todd Laughlin; and her parents, A. J. and Earlene Rozas Stone.

At the request of the family, visitation will be held at Ardoin's Funeral Home in Eunice on Friday, January 20th from 5:00 PM until 9:00 PM and again on Saturday, January 21st from 8:00 am until time of services. Msgr Romero will recite a Rosary at 6:00 Friday evening. 
Stone, Martha Lee (I503002)
 
39333 It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that the family of Mary Grace Ardoin announces her passing on Monday, November 22, 2010 at the age of 79. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, November 26, 2010 at 10:00 AM at St. Peter's Catholic Church in Pine Prairie. Rite of Committal will follow in the Sacred Heart Mausoleum in Ville Platte.

Mary leaves behind a loving family that will cherish her memory forever in their hearts including her husband, Murray "Polly" Ardoin of Pine Prairie; two sons, Steven Ardoin and wife, Evelyn of Vidrine and Tony Ardoin and wife, Theresa of Youngsville; three daughters, Judith Rolon and husband, Orlando of Carencro, Tammy Villalobos and husband, Angel of Lafayette, and Sharon Ardoin of Youngsville; one brother, Winston C. Fontenot of Pine Point; and ten grandchildren, Sonja Ardoin, Josh Ardoin, Jerrad Rolon, Alex, Alisha, and Andrew Villalobos, Lindsey and Kristen Ardoin, Chance Doucet, and Megan Istre.

She now rests in Heaven with her parents, Jean Batiste and Evela Fontenot and a brother, Nelson Fontenot.

The family request that visiting hours be observed Thursday, November 25, 2010 from 11:00 AM until 10:00 PM and again on Friday, November 26, 2010 from 7:00 AM until time of services. A rosary will be recited at 7:00 PM Thursday evening.

Ardoin's Funeral Home in Ville Platte is in charge of arrangements. 
Fontenot, Mary Grace (I90223)
 
39334 It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that the family of Mary Yvonne Hoffpauir announces her passing from this life on April 9, 2015 at the age 64.

Mary was born in Crowley to Rufus and Lillia B. Hoffpauir on December 1, 1950. Mary enjoyed her earlier jobs as a baker and decorator in local bakeries around Crowley. She enjoyed creative cooking and sharing her talents with her many family members and friends. She also enjoyed crocheting, making one-of-a-kind beaded jewelry and playing games. She was blessed to have been reunited with numerous old friends and made many news ones throughout her time at Southwinds Nursing Home. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Mary is survived by two daughters, Glasarah (Raymond) Welch and Claudette (Michael) Welch of Crowley, La; three sons, William Earl Welch, Jr. of Crowley, La., Jeremy (Megan) Welch of St. Martinville, La. and Nathan Stopyra of Austin, TX; her parents, Rufus and Lillia B. Hoffpauir of Crowley; two sisters, Gloria (David) Taylor of Foley, AL, and Sarah (Phil) Martin of Crowley, La; two brothers, John (Barbara) Hoffpauir of Lafayette, La, and Russel (Debbie) Hoffpauir of Crowley, La; and 12 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.
A gathering of family and friends will be held on Saturday, April 11, 2015, at 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Duhon Funeral Home Chapel of Crowley. Funeral Services will be Saturday, April 11, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. in the Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Jimmy Broussard will be officiating for the services.

In her final wishes, Mary requested to be cremated and spread near the Grand Canyon, an area in which she always wanted to visit.
Please send personal condolences to the family at www.duhonfuneralhome.com

Duhon Funeral Home, LLC of Crowley will be in charge of the arrangements. 
Hoffpauir, Mary Yvonne (I451223)
 
39335 It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that the family of Maudry Doucet Prather announces her passing on Friday, December 2 at the age of 84. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, December 5, 2016 at 10:00 AM at St. Landry Catholic Church. Rite of Committal will follow in the Bellevue Memorial Park Cemetery with Father James Brady officiating services.

She is survived by her son, Randall J. Prather and wife Cynthia "Cindy" Leger of Opelousas, two daughters Karen Burley and husband Kenneth "Mike" of Denham Springs and Karla Watts and husband Randy of Gonzales, daughter-in-law Seeta K. Prather of Opelousas, brother James Vernon Doucet and wife Joyce of Eunice. Also left behind to cherish her memory are her ten grandchildren, two step-grandchildren, eight great grandchildren, and three step-great grandchildren.

Maudry now rests in Heaven with her husband of 64 years, Joseph Ernest Prather, Sr., son Joseph "Joey" Ernest Prather, Jr., brother, Widley Doucet, and sister Norma Vidrine.

At the request of the family, visitation will take place at Sibille Funeral Home in Opelousas on Sunday, December 4, 2016 from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM and again on Monday, December 5 from 8:00 AM until 9:30 AM. A rosary will be prayed in her honor on Sunday evening at 6:00 PM.

Family and friends may view the online obituary and/or sign the guestbook at www.sibillefuneralhomes.com.

Sibille Funeral Home in Opelousas is in charge of arrangements. 
Doucet, Maudry (I498655)
 
39336 It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that the family of Mr. Rudy Paul Soileau announces his passing on Monday, September 18, 2017 at Camelot Brookside in Jennings at the age of 83.

Memorial services for Mr. Soileau will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, September 23, 2017 in the Miguez Funeral Home chapel with Rev. Charles McMillin officiating.

The time of visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until time of service.

Mr. Soileau was a native of Eunice and a resident of Jennings one year moving here from Slidell. He retired as a Commercial Insurance Safety Engineer. He was an outdoorsman, loved to hunt, sailing, was part of the Corvette Club and was part of the Quick Draw Western Club.

Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Gertie "Dolly" Thibodeaux Soileau; two daughters, Maureen Frieson of Marksville, Cheryl Estep of Slidell; two sons, David Soileau of Picayune, MS, Michael Soileau of Slidell; and nine grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Wallace and Zetta Vasseur Soileau.

The family request no flower arrangements, but rather donations be made to the Parkinson's Foundation. They would also like to thank the staff of Camelot Brookside and LAMM Hospice for their compassion and care while taking care of Rudy. 
Soileau, Rudy Paul (I450905)
 
39337 It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that the family of Patsy Manuel Leger announces her passing on Saturday, May 05, 2012 in the comfort of her home surrounded by her loved ones. She was 57. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 am on Tuesday, May 08, 2012 at St. Thomas More Catholic Church in Eunice. Rite of Committal will follow in the Reed Cemetery in Lanse Meg with Father Cedric Sonnier Celebrant.

Patsy was a Pharmacy Technician but most importantly she was a loving mother, sister, grandmother, and friend. Patsy enjoyed gardening but what she loved and lived for was spending time with her loving family especially her grandchildren. She will be sadly missed but never forgotten by her significant other, Joe Thibodeaux of Eunice; her son, Michael Joseph Leger, II and wife, Danielle of Eunice; her three daughters, Joy Navare and husband, Darrin of Lafayette, Marhyia Leger and Jeaunne Butcher and husband, Noel all of Eunice; her sister, Pearl Foutz of Vinton. She was blessed with five grandchildren, Connor, Chaise, Lindsay, Mikie and Gabriel.

She now rests in Heaven with her beloved parents, John B. and Willa Vasseur Manuel, Sr; her husband, Michael Joseph Leger; two brothers, Selton Manuel, Sr. and June Manuel.

The family would like to express their gratitude to the IBC Hospice Care, family, friends and Jesus. It was very much appreciated and will not be forgotten.

At the request of the family, visitation will be held at Ardoin's Funeral Home in Eunice on Monday, Mary 7th from 9:00 am until 10:00 pm and again on Tuesday, May 8th from 8:00 am until time of services. Deacon Robby Leger will recite a Rosary Monday evening at 7:00 pm. 
Manuel, Patsy (I408210)
 
39338 It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that the family of Pearl Suire, 91, announces her passing on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at 3:40 PM at Savoy Medical Center in Mamou. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, April 11, 2014 at 12:00 noon at St. Ann's Catholic Church in Mamou. Rite of Committal will follow in the New St. Ann's Cemetery in Mamou with Father Mark Melancon as Celebrant.

Pearl will be greatly missed by her three sons, Oran Suire and wife, Joy of Baton Rouge, Charles Suire and his late wife, Ruby of Mamou, and Glen Suire and wife, Pat of Lafayette ; one daughter Brenda Suire Landreneau and husband, Doug of Mamou; eighteen grandchildren, twenty-four great-grandchildren and seven great-great grandchildren.

Pearl will now reunite in Heaven with her husband, Oris Suire, her parents, Justin and Octavia Saucier Miller, one brother Robert Miller and one granddaughter, Paula Suire Fontenot.

They surely await her arrival with open arms and joyous hearts.
At the request of the family, visitation will be held at Ardoin's Funeral Home on Thursday, April 10, 2014 from 4:00 PM until 10:00 PM. A Rosary will be recited at 6:30 PM by Deacon Chuck Ortego.

Visitation will resume on Friday April 11, 2014 from 8:00 am until time of services. Family and friends may view the online obituary and sign the guestbook at www.ardoinfuneralhomes.com.

Ardoin's Funeral Home in Mamou is in charge of arrangements. 337.468.5231 
Miller, Pearl (I426965)
 
39339 It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that the family of Peggy Vidrine Hudspeth announces her passing on Saturday, January 10, 2015 at Lafayette General Hospital at the age of 58. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Monday, January 12, 2015 at Sacred Heart of Jesus Christ Catholic Church in Ville Platte at 11:00 AM. Interment will follow in the Sacred Heart Cemetery in Belaire Cove with Father Jason Vidrine, celebrant.

Peggy was not simply a teacher by trade but she devoted her life to education and held a special place in her heart for all the children whose lives she touched. She was a proud graduate of LSU where she received honors upon graduation. Peggy's career in education included teaching second grade at Ville Platte Lower Elementary and serving as Assistant Principal and Master Teacher at Bayou Chicot Elementary. The education world has suffered a great loss, but her knowledge and inspiration will be carried on through her students. When not educating tomorrow?s leaders, Peggy was a loving wife, daughter, mother, sister, and grandmother. She will be lovingly remembered by her husband of 39 years Roy Allen Hudspeth, parents Earlis and Shirley Vidrine, and sons Jacob Hudspeth and Lucas Hudspeth all of Ville Platte. Also left behind to treasure her memory are her three brothers Chris Vidrine and wife Becky, Danny Vidrine and wife Letitia, and Philip Vidrine, sister Maria Sittig all of Ville Platte, and one grandson Colin Hudspeth of New Orleans.

She now rests in Heaven with her son Brady Paul Hudspeth.

At the request of the Hudspeth family, visitation will be held at Ardoin?s Funeral Home in Ville Platte on Sunday, January 11, 2015 from 3:00 PM until 9:00 PM with a rosary at 6:30 PM and again on Monday, January 12, 2015 from 8:00 AM until time of service.

Family and friends may sign the online guestbook and/or leave condolences for the family at www.ardoinfuneralhomes.com.

Ardoins Funeral Home in Ville Platte is in charge of arrangements. 
Vidrine, Peggy (I418834)
 
39340 It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that the family of Ray Neil Stagg, 56, announces his passing on Wednesday, November 18, 2015. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, November 19, 2015 at 2 PM at Chapel of Resurrection Catholic Church in Whiteville. Burial will follow in the Chapel of Resurrection Catholic Church Cemetery with Father Mike Guidry officiating.

A loving husband, father, brother, grandfather and friend, Neil will be greatly missed by his wife of 11 years, Phyllis Guillory Stagg of Whiteville, son, Dusty Raymond Stagg and wife Amanda of Whiteville, daughters, Kellie Trahan and husband Shane of Grand Prairie, Kasey Stagg Johnson and husband Buckey of Point Blue and Kimberly Stagg Guidry and husband Koby of Vidrine, brother, Ricky Stagg and wife Phyllis of Whiteville, sisters, Sandy Stagg Morein and husband Todd of Whiteville, Vicki Stagg of Whiteville and Heidi Fontenot Kingston and husband Gregg of Lafayette. Also left behind to cherish his memory are his grandchildren: Kali Stagg, Jozie Stagg, Logan Guillory, Alayna Guillory, Kaylee Johnson, Jack Johnson, Elouise Johnson, Sawyer Guidry, Austin Bruchhaus, Reese White, Creed Linderman, Lakyn Fontenot and step children: Eric Bruchhaus and wife Jeannee, Lindsay Bruchhaus Linderman, Shelby Bruchhaus Fontenot and husband Kyle Fontenot.

Neil will now reunite in Heaven with his parents, Norris and Dessie Stagg.

At the request of the Stagg family, a visitation will be held on Wednesday, November 18, 2015 at Ardoin's Funeral Home in Ville Platte from 4 PM until 9 PM and will reopen again on Thursday, November 19, 2015 at 7 AM. A rosary will be prayed in Mr. Stagg's honor on Thursday, November 19, 2015 at 1 PM at Ardoin's Funeral Home in Ville Platte.

All arrangements have been entrusted to Ardoin's Funeral Home of Ville Platte.

Family and friends may view the online obituary and/or send words of comfort to the Stagg family at www.ardoinfuneralhomes.com. 
Stagg, Ray Neil (I468254)
 
39341 It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that the family of Reston Fall, 75, announces his passing on December 15, 2012 at Lafayette General Hospital.

A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Monday, December 17, 2012 at 2:00 PM at St. Ann's Catholic Church. Rite of committal will take place in the Reed Cemetery with Fr. Mark Melancon officiating the services.

Reston, a retired pipeline superintendent, enjoyed raising race horses, gardening, and animals. Most of all he enjoyed spending time with his family. A loving husband, father, brother, and grandfather, he will be fondly remembered by his wife Jeanita G. Fall of Mamou, four children Reston Jude Fall and wife Amy of Mamou, Paula Arnold and husband Chip of Lafayette, Brenda Smith of Eunice, and Lisa Snider and husband Dan of Opelousas, and four step-children Debbie Phillips and husband Charlie of Crowley, Diane Murphy and husband Brian of St. Martinville, Blaine Lacombe and wife Janelle of Egan, and Rhonda Hodge and husband Jimbo of Egan. Also left behind to cherish his memory are his brother Raylan Fall of Jennings, six sisters Helen Ardoin of Pine Prairie, Kathaleen Mire of Eunice, Mary Ann Sonnier of Eunice, Wanette Johnson of Lafayette, Jeanette Ashford of Oakdale, and Bonita Fall of Abbeville, fifteen grandchildren, and nine great grandchildren.

He now joins in heaven his parents Charles and Lydia Manuel Fall and six siblings.

At the request of the family, visitation will be held at Ardoin's Funeral Home in Mamou Sunday, December 16, 2012 from 11:00 AM until 10:00 PM and again on Monday, December 17, 2012 from 8:00 AM until time of service. A rosary will be prayed Sunday evening at 7:00 PM led by Deacon David Guillory.

Family and friends may view the online obituary and/or sign the guestbook at www.ardoinfuneralhomes.com.

Ardoin's Funeral Home in Mamou is in charge of arrangements. 
Fall, Reston H. (I32003)
 
39342 It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that the family of Ruby Gautreaux Duos, 95, announces her passing on Saturday, April 16, 2016 at Heritage Manor Nursing Home in Ville Platte. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday, April 18 at 3:00 PM at Our Lady Queen of all Saints Catholic Church. Rite of Committal will take place in the Gates of Heaven Mausoleum with Fr. Mitchell Guidry officiating services.

Ruby was the last living member of the first graduating class of Vidrine High School of 1938.

A loving mother and grandmother, Ruby will be greatly missed by her three daughters: Sharon Kay Soileau and husband Donald Ray of Ville Platte, Stephanie Fontenot and husband Herbert ''Butch'' also of Ville Platte, and Phyllis Ortego of Redell. Also left behind to cherish her memory are her eight grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren.

She now rests with her husband Elvin Duos, parents Alex and Maize McCauley Gautreaux, brother Calwood Gautreaux, sister Lula G. Fontenot and son-in-law Charles Ray Ortego.

At the request of the Duos family, visitation will be held at Ardoin's Funeral Home in Ville Platte beginning at 9:00 AM on Monday, April 18 until time of service. A rosary will be prayed in her honor at 2:30 PM on Monday.

Family and friends may view the online obituary and/or leave words of comfort for the family at www.ardoinfuneralhomes.com.

Ardoin's Funeral Home in Ville Platte has been entrusted with arrangements. 337-363-2181 
Gautreaux, Ruby (I416843)
 
39343 It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that the family of Ruby T. Johnson announces her passing on Saturday, July 18, 2015 at Heritage Manor Nursing Home in Ville Platte. A Catholic service will be held in her honor on Monday, July 20, 2015 at 2:00 PM at Ardoin's Funeral Home in Ville Platte. Rite of Committal will follow in the Johnson Cemetery in Bayou Chicot with Father Greg Downs as celebrant.

A loving mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, Ruby will be lovingly remembered by her daughters Mrs. Robert (Jackie) Jones and Donna Sue Fontenot and husband Jasper all of Ville Platte. Also left behind to cherish her memory are her 5 grandchildren: Prentice ''Buddy'' Downs, Cynthia Downs Cober and husband Steve, Fr. Greg Downs, Jaime Jasper Fontenot and wife Elizabeth, and Jody Paul Fontenot and wife Nicole and numerous great grandchildren and great great grandchildren.

She now joins in Heaven her beloved husband Eluid Johnson, parents Willis and Odette Thibodeaux, daughter Claudia Johnson Downs, and an infant son.

At the request of the Johnson family, visitation will be held on Monday, July 20, 2014 from 10:00 AM until time of service at Ardoin's Funeral Home in Ville Platte. A rosary will be recited Monday at 1:00 PM.
Family and friends may view the online obituary and/or send condolences to the family at www.ardoinfuneralhomes.com.

Ardoin's Funeral Home in Ville Platte is in charge of arrangements. 
Thibodeaux, Ruby (I461793)
 
39344 It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that the family of Shelton Lee Romero announces his passing on Sunday, April 21, 2013 in the comfort of his home surrounded by his loving family. He was 77. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated at 11:00 am on Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Basile. Rite of Committal will follow in the St. Augustine Cemetery with Father David Hebert and Father Marshall Boulet officiating.

Shelton proudly served in the United States Air Force. He worked for Cleco and retired after working 30 years. He was a loving father, grandfather, great grandfather, and friend and will be missed dearly by all who knew and loved him especially his son, Brennus Romero and wife, Brenda of Elton; two daughters, Renetta Kibodeaux and husband, Jimmy of Elton and Donna LaFleur and husband, Mike of Basile. He was blessed with six grandchildren, Amber, Jacob, Brenda, Kyle, Will, and Kim and further blessed with four great grandchildren, Matthew, Austin, Carah, and Emma.

He now rests in Heaven with his beloved wife, Isabelle M. Romero; and his parents, Vital and Alida LeJeune Romero.

At the request of the family, visitation will be held at Ardoin's Funeral Home in Basile on Tuesday, April 23rd from 10:00 am until 10:00 PM and again on Wednesday, April 24th from 8:00 am until time of services. A Rosary will be recited at 7:00 PM Tuesday evening. 
Romero, Shelton Lee (I421527)
 
39345 It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that the family of Velma R. Feucht announces her passing on the morning of Monday, November 13, 2017 at The Carpenter House in Lafayette with loving family by her side. She was 87. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated at 11:00 am on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Eunice. Interment will follow in the Mt. Calvary Cemetery with Father Wayne Duet Celebrant.

Velma was known by her family as a wonderful, loving mother and grandmother. She will be missed dearly by her children; Etienne B. Feucht, Jr. and wife, Carol Cooper, Charles S. Feucht and wife, Lynette Young and Robert P. Feucht and wife, Shelly Fruge all of Eunice and Jeanne F. Comeaux of Ville Platte; her brother, Elvin Reed and wife, Nary of Mamou; her twenty grandchildren, John Kirk, Andre', Jessica, Greta and Clay; Jamie, Tricia, Etienne III and Chris; Stan, Laura and Leslie; William; Wesley, Emily and Juliee; David, Mark, Alex and Lainey and forty two great grandchildren; as well as extended family and friends.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Etienne B. Feucht, Sr.; three sons, Darryl, Donald and Blake Feucht; her parents, Herod and Ethel Reed; two brothers, Elward "Tasso" and Fulton Reed and a sister, Edwina Reed.

The family asks in lieu of flowers, and for those who desire, memorial contributions be made in Velma Feucht's memory to American Cancer Society, 1604 West Pinhook Road, Lafayette, LA 70508, (337)237-3739, www.cancer.org

At the request of the family, visitation will be held at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Eunice on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 from 10:00 am until time of services at 11:00 am.

Family and friends may view this obituary and sign the guestbook at www.ardoinfuneralhomes.com

Ardoin's Funeral Home of Eunice, 1301 West Laurel Ave, (337)457.3371 is in charge of arrangements. 
Reed, Velma (I106466)
 
39346 It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that the family of Wade Hampton Reed, Jr., 92, announces his passing at his residence on Monday, July 20, 2015. A Mass of Christian Burial will held at Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church at 10:30 AM on Wednesday, July 22, 2015. Burial will follow in Evangeline Memorial Park Cemetery with Father Tom Voorhies as celebrant.

Hampton served during WWII in the Philippines as a United States Coast Guard Veteran and was instrumental in the construction and fabrication of the Higgins Boats in New Orleans for WWII. Mr. Reed was also the proud owner and operator of Hampton Reed's Garage from 1958 until 1986, a retired fire chief with 25 years of service with the Ville Platte Fire Department and a member of the Knights of Columbus with Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church.

A loving husband, father, grandfather and friend, Hampton will be greatly missed by his loving wife of 23 years, Jean Pitre Reed of Ville Platte, sons, David Reed and fiancé Cynthia LeBlanc of Broussard, Dennis Reed of Ville Platte, Dale Reed and wife Carla of Bunkie, Richard Reed and wife Cindy of Youngsville, Stephen Reed of Ville Platte, step son, Jody Ortego of Ville Platte, daughters, Karen Doumit and husband Carl of Columbus, MS., step daughters, Ann Greene and husband Bobby of Lafayette and Kay Fontenot and husband Dess of Ville Platte. Also left behind to cherish Hampton's memory are his 20 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren.

Mr. Reed will now reunite in Heaven with his first wife, Lou Ellen ''Sis'' Reed, parents, Wade Reed, Sr. and Elta Guillory Reed, brothers, James Reed and Clinton Reed, sisters, Margaret Fontenot and Alice Marcantel and great grandson, Seth Pellegrin. They will be awaiting his arrival with open arms and joyous hearts.

At the request of the Reed family, a visitation will be held at Ardoin's Funeral Home in Ville Platte on Tuesday, July 21, 2015 from 11 AM until 9 PM and again on Wednesday, July 22, 2015 at 8 AM until time of services. A rosary will be prayed in Mr. Reed's honor on Tuesday, July 21, 2015 at 6 PM.

Arrangements are entrusted to Ardoin's Funeral Home of Ville Platte, La.

Family and friends may view the online obituary and/or send words of comfort to the Reed family at www.ardoinfuneralhomes.com. 
Reed, Wade Hampton Jr. (I67850)
 
39347 It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that the family of William Guillory, Sr., 88, announces his passing on Sunday, June 28, 2015 at his residence after a short illness. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, July 1, 2015 at 10 AM at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Ville Platte. Burial will follow in the Sacred Heart Cemetery with Father Jason Vidrine as celebrant.

Mr. Guillory was a United States WWII Navy Veteran, having enlisted at the age of 17 and witnessed the raising of the flag at Iwo Jima.
A loving husband, father, brother, grandfather and friend, William will be greatly missed by his wife of 64 years, Verna Soileau Guillory, sons, Dr. William R. Guillory Jr. of Lafayette, Stephen L. Guillory of Lafayette, daughter, June Guillory Inhern of Washington and sister, Bernita Guillory of Shreveport. Also left behind to cherish his memory are his 7 grandchildren: Alyce Inhern Chachere and husband Nick, Jean-Paul Inhern and wife Sheree, Ann Marie Inhern LaFleur and husband Justin, Philippe Inhern and wife Andree, Blaire E. Guillory Bobo and husband Taylor, Samantha Guillory, Andrew Paul Guillory and his 8 great grandchildren.

William will now reunite in Heaven with his parents, Laurent and Pearl Guillory, brother, James G. Guillory, sister, Helen Grace Cedatol and grandchildren, William Matthew Guillory, Adam Michael Guillory and Stephen Ross Guillory.

At the request of the Guillory family, a visitation will be held on Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at 11 AM until 9 PM and will reopen on Wednesday, July 1, 2015 at 8 AM until time of services. A Catholic Daughters and Come Lord Jesus rosary will be recited in Mr. Guillory's honor on Tuesday June 30, 2015 at 5 PM followed by another rosary at 6 PM.

Arrangements are entrusted to Ardoin's Funeral Home of Ville Platte, La.

Family and friends may view the online obituary and/or send words of comfort to the Guillory family at www.ardoinfuneralhomes.com. 
Guillory, William Roy Sr. (I380092)
 
39348 It is with great sadness and the heaviest hearts that the family of James Anthony Rozas announces his passing on Sunday, October 17, 2010 at the Mercy Regional Medical Center in Ville Platte. He was 19. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated at 2:00 PM on Thursday, October 21, 2010 at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Eunice. Entombment will follow in the Mt. Carmel Mausoleum with Father Conley Bertrand, Celebrant.

James was a 2009 graduate of St. Edmund Catholic High School and currently a sophomore at the Louisiana State University at Eunice where he was active in the Pre-Professional Health Majors Association (P.P.H.M.A.). While in high school, James was involved in various athletics as well as Literary Rally earning him awards and recognition in both. In his younger years James participated in the local chapters of Cub Scouts and Weeblo's Scouts. He was also a volunteer firefighter for the Chataignier Fire Department and an Alter Server for Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church. James loved the outdoors. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and camping and was a fourth generation cattleman at their family farm.

James leaves behind a loving and grateful family including his parents, Anthony and Lauren Fraser Rozas of the Chataignier Community; his paternal grandfather, Arthur Rozas of the Chataignier Community; his maternal grandmother, Margaret Fraser of Frankston, TX; his brother, William Osmin Rozas of the Chataignier Community and his sister, Sara Maries Rozas of the Chataignier Community. Also mourning his loss are many other loving family members and many friends. James will be loved and remembered in our hearts forever.

James now rests in Heaven with his beloved paternal grandmother, Tessie B. Rozas and his maternal grandfather, John James Fraser.

At the request of the family, visitation will be held at Ardoin's Funeral Home in Eunice on Wednesday, October 20th from 3:00 PM until 10:00 PM and then again on Thursday, October 21st from 9:00 am until time of services. Deacon T.J. Richard will recite a Rosary at 7:00 PM Wednesday evening. 
Rozas, James Anthony (I393138)
 
39349 It is with great sadness that family announces the passing of their beloved mother, grandmother, great grandmother, great great grandmother and friend, Jeanette Thibodeaux Leger, on Friday, August 06, 2010 at the Acadian Medical Center in Eunice. She was 87. A Celebration of Life will be Celebrated at 11:30 AM on Sunday, August 08, 2010 at Ardoin's Funeral Home in Eunice. Entombment will follow in the St. Paul Mausoleum with Deacon David Guillory officiating.

Jeanette was a homemaker and devoted her life to the care of her family. She was a very kind and loving woman and spending time with her family and friends brought a great deal of joy to her life. Jeanette loved to cook and an excellent cook she was. She will be lovingly missed by her five sons, Howard Joseph Leger, Jr., James Douglas Leger, Michael G. Leger and wife, Connie, Ronald K. Leger and wife Margaret, Brendon K. Leger and wife, Lisa all of Eunice; her daughter, Laura Frey and husband, Barry of Eunice; her seventeen grandchildren, twenty four great grandchildren and seven great great grandchildren. Also mourning her loss is a half brother, Robert Lee Thibodeaux and half sister, Leola McGee, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Along with her love for her family she also had a special love for her dog Peanut. Jeanette was a special person and we will all miss her greatly.

Now she rests in Heaven with her beloved husband, Howard Joseph Leger, Sr.; her parents, Leo Paul and Laura McGee Thibodeaux; two great grandchildren, and fourteen siblings.

At the request of the family, visitation will be held at Ardoin's Funeral Home in Eunice on Saturday, August 7th from 11:00 AM until 10:00 PM and again on Sunday, August 8th from 8:00 AM until time of services. Deacon David Guillory will recite a Rosary at 7:00 PM Saturday evening.

Carrying Jeanette to her eternal resting place will be her five sons, Howard, Jr., James, Michael, Ronald, Brendon and her son-in-law, Barry.

Jeanette's family request that donations be given in her memory to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1942, or call 1.800.873.6983. 
Thibodeaux, Jeanette (I266441)
 
39350 It is with great sadness that the children announces the passing of their beloved mother, JoAnn Frey, on October 09, 2012 in the comfort of her home with her loving children by her side. She was 81. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated at 1:00 pm on Thursday, October 11, 2012 at St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Mowata. Rite of Committal will follow in the St. Lawrence Cemetery with Father Cedric Sonnier Celebrant.

JoAnn was a homemaker and devoted her life to the care of her family. She was a very kind and loving woman and spending time with her family and friends brought a great deal of joy to her life. She loved the outdoors and was known for being that lady in the crawfish pond. Precious memories of her will remain forever in the hearts of her children and those who love her especially her five sons, Larry "Bubba" Frey and wife, Melissa, Robert "Bobby" Frey, Stephen Frey and wife, Vickie, Patrick Frey and wife, Saundra, and Reginald Frey, Jr all of Eunice; six daughters, Cynthia Hollier, Susan Deaville and husband, Donald, Earlene LeJeune and husband, Tyrell "To-To", Harriet Young and husband, David "Mack", Edna Granger, and husband, Mitch and Melissa Lavergne and husband, Kurt all of Eunice; three brothers, James Bollich of Lafayette, Elmo Bollich of Jones, and Charles Bollich of Beaumont; one sister, Missionary Sister Isidore "Edna" Bollich of Philadelphia, PA; She was blessed with twenty three grandchildren and further blessed with twenty one great grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Reginald Frey, Sr.; her parents, Anthony and Edna Bollich; sister, Gloria Coleman; three brothers, Stephen, Andrew and Al Bollich.

At the request of the family visitation will be held at Ardoin's Funeral Home in Eunice on Wednesday, October 10th from 3:00 pm until 10:00 pm and again on Thursday, October 11th from 7:00 am until time of services. Loretta Kruta will recite a Rosary at 7:00 pm Wednesday evening. 
Bollich, Joann (I144371)
 

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