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151 A memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held at a later date for Valex Guilbeaux, age 89, who passed away Sunday, June 21, 2020 at his residence in Lafayette.

Interment will be in Evangeline Memorial Gardens in Carencro.

Mr. Guilbeaux was a native of Carencro and resident of Lafayette where he was a parishioner of St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church. He retired from the City Bus of Lafayette with over forty years of service. A veteran of the military, Mr. Guilbeaux proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War.

Survivors include his wife of sixty-eight years, Anna Belle Guilbeaux; one son, Carl Guilbeaux; one daughter, Christine Ann Lemaire and her husband, Paul, all of Lafayette; three grandchildren, Justin Paul Lemaire and his wife, Sarah, Lt. Col. Ryan Paul Lemaire of the United States Airforce and his wife, Katie, and Kathryn Claire Cruthirds and her husband, Stephen; and seven great grandchildren, Charlotte Lemaire, Douglas Lemaire, Chloe Lemaire, Noelle Lemaire, Charlie Cruthirds, Alex Cruthirds, and Rosalie Cameron Cruthirds.

He was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Rita Faye Guilbeaux; his parents, Lucien Guilbeaux and the former Hermenia Prejean; four brothers, Jacques "Jack" Guilbeaux, Eugene Guilbeaux, Fabien Guilbeaux and Pierre Guilbeaux; and five sisters, Edna G. Miller, Vivian Guilbeaux, Amilda G. Benoit and two infant sisters, Marie Rose Guilbeaux and Noella Guilbeaux.

Melancon Funeral Home, Evangeline Memorial Gardens Chapel, 4117 N. University Ave., Carencro, (337) 896-3232, is in charge of arrangements. 
Guilbeaux, Valex (I222615)
 
152 A Memorial Mass will be held at 10:30 am on Thursday, July 25, 2019, at St. Martin de Tours Catholic Church in St. Martinville for Juliette "Ju-Ju" Bienvenu Landry, 71, who passed away on Thursday, July 18, 2019, at Landmark of Acadiana Nursing Home.

The family requests that visiting hours be observed at the funeral home from 9:30 am until time of service.

Rev. Ed Degeyter will officiate at the Memorial Mass. Readers will be Anna Katherine Pellerin and Edna B. Landry.

As a child, Juliette, or "Ju-Ju," as she was often called, loved to ride her bike around town, play with her cousins, swim, and pirogue down the bayou. She attended Mercy Elementary, Mercy High Class of 1966, and USL class of 1971.

She was a dedicated and loving wife and mother to her husband and two boys. She delighted in bringing them on adventures. Her favorite place in the world was Seaside, Florida, where she and her family would spend many summer vacations. She had a passion for drawing and painting and always had a project on hand. Her favorite were seashells and sailboats.

Ju-Ju had a heart for the poor and downtrodden, going out of her way to provide clothes, transportation, food, or whatever was needed to help out. Many people have been on the receiving end of her generosity and compassion. She will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.

She is survived by her husband, Pierre Rex "Rocky" Landry; sons, Pierre Landry, III and Philippe Landry; brother, Fred Bienvenu and wife Lynnie; sister, Sylvia McHugh; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Martin Landry and spouse Tarra, David Landry and spouse Alice, Rachael Alexander and spouse HC, and Marguerite Landry.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Fred and Margaret Fournet Bienvenu; brother, Don Bienvenu; and brother-in-law, Butch McHugh.

The family would like to thank Landmark of Acadiana and Pathways Hospice for their warm and loving care shown to Juliette.

She was a dedicated and loving wife and mother to her husband and two boys. She delighted in bringing them on adventures. Her favorite place in the world was Seaside, Florida, where she and her family would spend many summer vacations. She had a passion for drawing and painting and always had a project on hand. Her favorite were seashells and sailboats.

Ju-Ju had a heart for the poor and downtrodden, going out of her way to provide clothes, transportation, food, or whatever was needed to help out. Many people have been on the receiving end of her generosity and compassion. She will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.

She is survived by her husband, Pierre Rex "Rocky" Landry; sons, Pierre Landry, III and Philippe Landry; brother, Fred Bienvenu and wife Lynnie; sister, Sylvia McHugh; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Martin Landry and spouse Tarra, David Landry and spouse Alice, Rachael Alexander and spouse HC, and Marguerite Landry.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Fred and Margaret Fournet Bienvenu; brother, Don Bienvenu; and brother-in-law, Butch McHugh.

The family would like to thank Landmark of Acadiana and Pathways Hospice for their warm and loving care shown to Juliette.

She was a dedicated and loving wife and mother to her husband and two boys. She delighted in bringing them on adventures. Her favorite place in the world was Seaside, Florida, where she and her family would spend many summer vacations. She had a passion for drawing and painting and always had a project on hand. Her favorite were seashells and sailboats.

Ju-Ju had a heart for the poor and downtrodden, going out of her way to provide clothes, transportation, food, or whatever was needed to help out. Many people have been on the receiving end of her generosity and compassion. She will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.

She is survived by her husband, Pierre Rex "Rocky" Landry; sons, Pierre Landry, III and Philippe Landry; brother, Fred Bienvenu and wife Lynnie; sister, Sylvia McHugh; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Martin Landry and spouse Tarra, David Landry and spouse Alice, Rachael Alexander and spouse HC, and Marguerite Landry.

In lieu of flowers please consider a contribution to the organization of your choice.

On Friday, July 19, 2019, 03:34:29 PM CDT, Pellerin Funeral Homes wrote:
Pellerin Funeral Home of St. Martinville, 112 New Market St., St. Martinville, LA 70582, (337-332-2111) is in charge of arrangements. 
Bienvenu, Juliette Marie (I54725)
 
153 A Memorial Service will be conducted for Mr. Quentin "Jude" Desormeaux, 59, on Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at 1:00 PM at the David Funeral Home Chapel with Fr. Keith Landry officiating. Inurnment will follow at Holy Family Cemetery.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, July 22, 2020 from 9:00 AM until time of service. A Rosary will be recited by the Men's Rosary Group at the funeral home at 10:00 AM.

Jude was born August 21, 1960, as the youngest son to Carol and Patty Desormeaux.  A native and lifelong resident of New Iberia, Jude passed away on Friday, July 17, 2020 at Lafayette General Medical Center. Jude was a member of the ELL State Championship team in 1972.  He went on to graduate from Catholic High School (00 AM) in 1978, where he was a member of the football team.  He played like a champ, in every game.  He also did color commentary on the radio, for football games.  His career was in the Oilfield Industry.  It began in the Drilling Industry (Teledyne Moveable Offshore).  Then his career brought him to the Production Industry (Penzoil).  Finally, he finished his career in the Sales Industry (H.I.S. Fire and Safety).  His hobbies included, fishing, trolling, camping and golfing.  He watched college and pro football, participated in several fantasy football leagues.  Most mornings, you could find him at Victor's Cafeteria, solving the problems of the world, with his coffee drinking friends.  In the afternoons, you could find him discussing sports happenings and news, with his other drinking friends.  He will be missed by all his friends and family.

He is survived by his wife of 22 years, Nicole Robin White Desormeaux of New Iberia; father, Carol John Desormeaux of New Iberia; brother, John Kent Desormeaux  and wife Melissa Delcambre Desormeaux of New Iberia; sons, Christopher Jude Desormeaux of Lafayette, and Justin Kyle Desormeaux and wife Heather Crappell Desormeaux of Lafayette; daughter, Megan Nicole Desormeaux Mendoza and husband Zach Anthony Mendoza of Youngsville; and grandchildren, Rhett Jude Desormeaux, Paxton Alexander Desormeaux, Cooper McCoy Desormeaux and Brooks Anthony Mendoza; and sister-in-law, Pam Buteaux Desormeaux of TX.  Also survived by many nephews and nieces.   

He is preceded in death by his mother, Patty Pelloquin Desormeaux; and brother, Jerome Kevin Desormeaux.

The family would like to thank Lafayette General Medical Center (Intensive Care Unit) and DCI Bayou Teche.

In lieu of flowers, donation can be made in Jude's honor to American Kidney Fund (AKF) and/or Our Lady of the Oaks:

American Kidney Fund, 11921 Rockville Pike, Suite 300. Rockville, MD 20852.

Our Lady of the Oaks, P.O. Drawer D, Grand Coteau, La. 70541.

Family and friends may sign the guest register book and/or send condolences at www.davidfuneralhome.org

Following the Inurnment, a gathering for friends and family will be held at the home of Kent and Melissa Desormeaux at 417 Rosemount Drive, New Iberia, 70560.

In order to help keep the community safe we will honor the July 13, 2020 Louisiana Mandates.  All families and their guests are required to wear a face covering while at the funeral home. Thank you for your understanding during this unprecedented time.

David Funeral Home of New Iberia, 1101 Trotter St. 337-369-6336 is in charge of arrangements. 
Desormeaux, Quentin Jude (I627925)
 
154 A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00 PM, on Monday, December 7, 2015, at Pellerin Funeral Home in New Iberia, for James Lorne Picard, 53, who passed away on Friday, December 4, 2015.

The family requests that visiting hours be observed at the funeral home from 9:00 am until 1:00 PM on Monday.

Deacon Jay Bergeron will officiate the Memorial Service.

James "Jimmy" Lorne Picard went home to be with his Heavenly Father on December 4, 2015 after being a good and faithful servant here on earth.  Jimmy was born on October 17, 1962 to John Walter "Coon" and Beverly Picard of Milton, LA.  At the time of his death, he was 53 years of age.

Jimmy is survived by the love of his life, Dawn, his wife of 28 years.  His two daughters, Alison and Katherine, were his greatest joys, as well as a most recent addition to the family, his beloved granddaughter, Ava Claire, daughter of Alison and Hunter.  After 24 years, Jimmy finally got his sons, Hunter Moody, Alison's husband, and Andrew Boulet, Katherine's boyfriend.

Jimmy is also survived by his six sisters and brothers:  Julie Picard Fox, Susan Picard Menard, Mattie Picard Mouille, Larry Picard, Richard Picard and Robert Picard.  Jimmy was preceded in death by his parents.

Jimmy was a member of the Comeaux High School graduation class of 1980 and remained close friends with many of his classmates.  After high school, Jimmy enrolled at USL (now UL) in Lafayette where he received an undergraduate degree.

Jimmy was born in Milton, LA and has been a resident of New Iberia for over 28 years.  Jimmy was an avid golfer and shared many wonderful days golfing with his Squirrel Run buddies.  His other pleasures in life included spending time with family, hunting and fishing.  One of his favorite activities was spending time with his "Classic Country Saturday Night" gang, which included neighborhood friends and family. Jimmy showed his enjoyment for life through music, dancing, cooking and serving others.  He was known for his love and nurturing of animals.

In lieu of flowers, the family of Jimmy asks that you honor his memory by making a donation to your  charity of choice.

Pellerin Funeral Home of New Iberia, 502 Jefferson Terrace Blvd., New Iberia, LA 70560, (337-365-3331) is in charge of arrangements. 
Picard, James Lorne (I214436)
 
155 A Memorial Service will be held at 1:30 pm on Thursday, October 24, 2019, at St. Martin de Tours Catholic Church in St. Martinville for Thomas Anthony Patin, Sr., 84, who passed away on Friday, October 18, 2019, at Maison de Lafayette.

The family requests that visiting hours be observed at the funeral home from 9:00 am until 1:00 pm on Thursday.

A rosary will be prayed at 12:00 pm on Thursday.

Rev. Bill Melancon will officiate at the Memorial Service.

Interment will follow at St. Michael Cemetery in St. Martinville.

Thomas was a veteran of the United States Army who honorably served his country during the Korean War. He worked with Southern Pacific Railroad for 27 years and this is where he met some of his dearest and closest friends who became like family to him. As a pastime, Thomas enjoyed fishing, RVing, entertaining his friends while camping, and spending time with his family and friends. He will be deeply missed by his family and friends.

He is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Jessie L. Patin; daughters, Mitzi Broussard and husband, Stephen of Youngsville, and Patrice Fraser and husband Devin of Canton, GA; sons, Todd Patin of Beaumont, TX, and Thomas A. Patin, Jr. and wife Jennifer of Flaggstaff, AZ; brother, Irvin Patin and wife Marie of St. Martinville; sister, Ruby P. Robin of Henderson; grandchildren, Meagan B. Kozma, Alysa B. LeBlanc, Calvin Smith, Katy Patin, Kohlton Patin, Ethan Fraser and Jacob Fraser; and his great grandchild, Asher Kozma.

He was preceded in death by his parents Jamine and Jeanette Keith Patin; brothers, Ernest Patin and Jim Patin; and his sister, Gladys Brasseaux.

Pellerin Funeral Home of St. Martinville, 112 New Market St., St. Martinville, LA 70582, (337-332-2111) is in charge of arrangements. 
Patin, Thomas Anthony Sr. (I417670)
 
156 A memorial service will be held for Marie Orgeron Dawson, age 67, at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 19, 2015, in the Lafond-Ardoin Funeral Home Chapel with visitation beginning at 12:00 p.m.

Ms. Dawson, a resident of Arnaudville, LA, died on Sunday, December 6, 2015, at Opelousas General Health System.

Marie did exquisite knitting and needle work and was a wonderful cook. She graduated Suma Cum Laude with a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Political Science from Oklahoma City University. Marie will be greatly missed by her family, her friends and all who knew and loved her.

She is survived by her daughters, Dianne Dawson, of Burbank, CA; Peggy Rambosk of Havana, FL; Camille Dawson Moore and husband, William, of Sunset, LA; her sister, Jacqueline Orgeron Landrum and husband, Terry, of Arnaudville, LA; her brother, Douglas Orgeron and wife, Colleen, of Youngsville, LA and three grandchildren, Gabriel Dawson, Tyler Rambosk and Kaitlyn Rambosk.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph Edward Orgeron and Louise Arnold Hartiens.

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. 
Orgeron, Marie Antionette (I275624)
 
157 A memorial services will be held for Johnny Ray Higginbotham  on Saturday, October 12, 2019 at 1:30 p.m. in the Sibille Funeral Home Chapel. Fr. Clint Trahan will conduct the service.

Johnny, age 64, a resident of Port Barre, passed away on Saturday, September 28, 2019 at his home.

He is survived by son, Johnny Keye Higginbotham and his wife, Tara of Union Missouri; his daughter, Kimberly Wilson and her husband, Les of Union, Missouri; brother, Michael Higginbotham and his wife, Sharron of Opelousas; sisters, Pam Devillier of Teague Texas, and Anna Davis and her husband, Jason of Baton Rouge; grandchildren, Mackenzie Wilson, Trent Speyrer, Trinity Higginbotham; and one great-grandchild, Brynlee Alcorn.

He is preceded in death by parents, Leonce and Rena Higginbotham; his wife of 31 years, Sally Higginbotham; brother, Kenneth Higginbotham.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, October 12, 2019 from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. in the Sibille Funeral Home in Port Barre.

Words of Comfort to the family may be expressed at www.sibillefuneralhomes.com. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Sibille Funeral Home of Port Barre. 
Higginbotham, Johnny Ray (I477952)
 
158 A Military Memorial Service will be held at 10:00 am on Sunday, July 5, 2020 at the Paul Angelle Park in Cecilia for Charles M. Lalanne, 83, who passed away on Thursday, April 23, 2020, at Lafayette General Medical Center.

Charles honorably served in the United States Army and Louisiana National Guard. He served and retired with 30 years of service. He was a part of Operation Desert Shield/Dessert Storm (Iraqi Freedom). Charles received several medals of honor during his military career: Army Achievement Medal; Good Conduct Medal; Armed Permanent Change of Station (Reserved); 2 Army Reserve Component Achievement Medals; National Defense Service Medal; NCO Professional Development Ribbon; Army Service Ribbon; Army Lapel Button, Marksman M16 Rifle; 3 Louisiana Commendation Medals; Louisiana Emergency Service Medal; Louisiana General Excellence Medal; 2 Louisiana Longevity Awards; Louisiana Retirement Ribbon and Louisiana War Cross. He was also a member of the American Legion Post 289 in Parks, LA.

After retirement in the military, he worked for St Martin Sheriff's Office under the guidance of Sheriff Ronnie J. Theriot for approximately 4 years. Charles' love and passion for the military has been passed to his family and he was a proud uncle of a United States Army Soldier, grandfather of United States Army Soldier and a future United States Army Soldier.

Charles was a loving son, husband, father, grandfather, brother in law, father in law, son in law, uncle, godfather and friend. He loved serving his country and never met a stranger; always willing to lend a helping hand to anyone that needed. He enjoyed watching sports, especially the New Orleans Saints and Ragin Cajuns football and was a baseball fan of the New York Yankees and St Louis Cardinals. His favorite past time was going to the casino, playing solitaire, and most importantly, spending time with his family

He is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Mary Ann LeBlanc Lalanne of Arnaudville; sons, Charles L. "Chuck" Lalanne (Penny) of Richardson, TX and Christopher "Chris" Lalanne (Lori) of Breaux Bridge; daughter, Michelle L. Williams (Zachary) of Arnaudville; grandchildren, Zachary Lalanne (Nicole) of Richardson, TX, Megan Lalanne (Brandon Dominick) of Kenner, Jacob Lalanne of Euless, TX, Camille Bunting (Jamie) of New Orleans, Drew Lalanne of Montgomery, AL, Sarah Lalanne of Richardson, TX, PVT Ian Boutte, Beau Boutte and Hannah Williams all of Arnaudville; step grandchildren, Phillip Domingue (Shelby Pepper) of Breaux Bridge and Tylor Boutte (Kaityln Landry) of Kinder; great grandchildren, Marguerite and Maggie May Dominick of Kenner and Caden Lalanne of Richardson, TX; brother-in-law, Dale LeBlanc (Sandy) of Breaux Bridge; sister-in-law, Rachel LeBlanc of Lafayette; his nephew and godchild, Adam Tarver of Breaux Bridge; and his nephews, PFC Chase Tarver (Brooke) and their children Catherine and Colleen of Fort Riley, KS and Cory LeBlanc (Stacy) and their children Kaleb, Collin and Kennedie LeBlanc, Robbie and Kayleb Comb and Silyn Meche of Breaux Bridge,.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles William and Edna Miller Lalanne; paternal grandparents, William E. and Linnie Mosely Lalanne; maternal grandparents, Ephriam and Alice Bergeron Miller; in-laws, Anthony "Tony" and Marie "Mae" LeBlanc; and his first wife, Jane Richard Lalanne.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to the amazing doctors, nurses and staff at Lafayette General Hospital ER for the extraordinary care given to Charles and the spectacular communications with his family during his very short stay there.

Pellerin Funeral Home (337-332-2111) is in charge of arrangements. 
Lalanne, Charles M. (I378632)
 
159 A Prayer Service will be held at 2:00 P.M. Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at Guidry Funeral Home in Church Point, LA for Michael Barney Daigle, Jr., 38. Mr. Daigle, a native and currently a resident of Acadia Parish near Mire, LA, died Sunday morning, September 22 at Lafayette General Hospital in Lafayette, LA.

His best friend, Coby Foreman, will conduct the service and the interment following in the Assumption Church cemetery in Mire.

Survivors include his parents, Mike and Cindy Daigle of Mire; his maternal grandmother, Bea Guilbeau of Sunset, LA; a son, Ashton Delahoussaye of Pine Prairie, LA; two Godmothers, Tonya Tony and Trish Guilbeau; a nephew, Lucas Daigle; two nieces, Leah and Luci Guardia and a sister, Michelle Guardia and husband Mickey of Mire. 

A hard worker who loved his bike, Mr. Daigle had found Christ and turned his life around. Truly loved, he will be sadly missed by his extended family and friends.

The family requested that visiting hours be observed at Guidry Funeral Home from 8:00 A.M. Wednesday until the time of the services. 

Arrangements are being handled by Guidry Funeral Home, Inc.; 219 N. Broadway, Church Point, LA (337) 684-5488. 
Daigle, Michael Barney Jr. (I395837)
 
160 A Private Mass of Christian burial will be held on Thursday, May 28, 2020 at 2:00 pm at St. Leo IV Catholic Church in Roberts Cove for Dolores "Bubbles" Zaunbrecher Habetz, 89, who died peacefully on Sunday, May 24, 2020 at her residence in Roberts Cove with her family by her side.

Family and friends are invited to attend the graveside services that will be held at St. Leo IV Cemetery in Roberts Cove, LA., following the Private Mass. The family invites the public to the visitation at Gossen Funeral Home in Rayne on Wednesday, May 27, 2020 from 3:00 to 9:00 pm., and on Thursday, May 28 from 8:00 am until time of service. A rosary will be recited on Wednesday at 6:30 pm at Gossen Funeral Home.

Father Gary Schexnayder will conduct the funeral and graveside services.

Survivors include her seven children; Jules and wife, Claudia, of Vinton; Chris and wife, Kim, of Vinton; Celeste Lalande and husband, Paul, of Church Point; Damian and wife, Dinah, of Roberts Cove; Fred and wife, Joan, of Vinton; Jackie Valdetero and husband, Doug, of Roberts Cove; and Connie Bossier and husband, Kevin, of Roberts Cove. Her nineteen grandchildren; Jake, Scott, and Blake Habetz; Hunter, Hali, and Kyle Habetz; Alex Lalande, Claire Lalande Gatte, and Jaclyn Lalande; Lance Habetz and Simone Habetz Doucet; Bradley and Nathan Habetz, Katelyn Habetz Porter, and Brooke Habetz; Andrew and Luke Valdetero; and Adam and Natalie Leger. Her fourteen great grandchildren; Ella, Brody, Brandon, Colt, Philip, Anna Claire, Grace, William, Benjamin, Everett, Addison, Whitley, and Habetz twins on the way. Her brother, Steve Zaunbrecher of Roberts Cove; three sisters-in-law, Anna Margaret Zaunbrecher, Hilda Habetz Simoneaux, Pauline Habetz Reiners; and one brother-in-law, Will Leleux.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 62 years, Philip; her parents, Charles and Bertha Dischler Zaunbrecher; one sister, Jane Zaunbrecher Leleux; three brothers, Fr. Charles Zaunbrecher, Vincent Zaunbrecher, and William "Billy" Zaunbrecher; and one grandchild, Broc Habetz.

Dolores "Bubbles", affectionately known as "O'Ma", was born, raised and lived in Roberts Cove her entire life. Born of German parents, she married her childhood friend, classmate and fellow German, Philip, and raised 7 children who were her pride and joy. She was also a loving grandmother of 20 and great grandmother of 14. She always put her family first. She taught them to follow her devotion to the Catholic faith with a special adoration to Mary, our Mother. She started and ended her day with prayer, and made sure her children and grandchildren made the sign of the cross with Holy Water from her font by the door every time they left her home.

She was a firm believer in Catholic schools, and when her children were young, she often volunteered her time and talents at Rayne Catholic. She was an avid Notre Dame football fan and would attend as many games as possible, especially to watch her grandsons play. In her later years, she loved cheering on her Pios while listening to the games on the radio.

She loved collecting antiques from the time she was a young girl and displayed them proudly in her home. She had a story about each item, and especially cherished the ones that were passed down to her from her ancestors.

She was very proud of her German heritage. She was a devoted worker of the Roberts Cove Germanfest and Museum since its inception. Her favorite pastime was completing her genealogy books that included articles and pictures of her ancestors. She was so proud of her large family heritage including her 122 first cousins and could always tell you how everyone was related.

She served as a lifelong member of St. Leo's Catholic Church in Roberts Cove where she was a member of the Ladies Altar Society and Catholic Daughters of America.

Pallbearers will be her grandsons. Honorary pallbearers are her godchildren, Debbie Zaunbrecher Forte and Gretchen Zaunbrecher.

Donations may be made in her honor to Notre Dame High School, 910 Northeastern Avenue, Crowley, LA. 70526 or Our Lady's Catholic School Gymnasium Fund, 1111 Cypress St., Sulphur, LA 70663 in memory of Broc Habetz.

The family would like to send a heartfelt thanks to her caregivers: Magen, Amanda, DeeDee, Alanna, Morgan, and Gloria and also Dr. D. Thomas Curtis.

Friends may view the obituary and guestbook online at www.gossenfuneralhome.net.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Gossen Funeral Home, Inc. of Rayne, LA, (337) 334-3141. 
Zaunbrecher, Dolores Marie (I144018)
 
161 A private memorial service will be held at a later date for Mr. Edwin George "Nookie" Buteau Jr, age 81.  Mr. Buteau passed away on Wednesday, July 29, 2020 at Iberia Medical Center.

A native of Jeanerette and resident of New Iberia, Mr. Buteau, was the owner of B and B Construction for 20 years. He was respected and well known AKC registered Beagle trainer and owner of 49 champions.  He was the past president of the Teche Beagle Club in New Iberia.  His pride and joy was his first champion Beagle "Mr. Ed". Edwin had a love of baseball and enjoyed coaching little league, colt league, and loved playing softball. In his younger days, he enjoyed boxing and later in life, he loved tending to his vegetable garden. He loved to watch MLB games on TV and was an avid Dodgers fan. He also enjoyed watching LSU sports, the LA Lakers and the Cleveland Browns.  He enjoyed the simple life and will be missed by many.    

He is survived by his children, Rocky Buteau and wife Michelle of New Iberia, Randy Buteau and Anne of Georgetown, TX, Troy Buteau and wife Cheryl of New Iberia, Kay Breaux and husband Brian of New Iberia, Lindsey Dugas and husband Dwayne of New Iberia, Emily Rodrigue and husband Ronnie of Youngsville, Bailey Buteau of New Iberia; 27 grandchildren; 24 great grandchildren and one on the way; 1 great great granddaughter; two brothers, Raymond Buteau and wife Dee of New Iberia, Rickey Buteau and wife Faye of Jeanerette; one sister, Audrey Derouen of Jeanerette; and numerous nieces and nephews.  

He was preceded in death by his parents; Edwin Buteau Sr. and Marion Legnon Buteau; daughter, Amanda Racheau; brothers, Allen Buteau, Lambert Buteau, Howard Buteau, Curris Buteau, and Ray Buteau; and his companion for the last 28 years, Deborah Simpson.

The family would like to thank the Dr. and nursing staff at Iberia Medical Center for the care and compassion shown to their father.

Family and friends may sign the guest register book and/or send condolences at www.davidfuneralhome.org

David Funeral Home of New Iberia, 1101 Trotter St. 337-369-6336 is in charge of arrangements. 
Buteau, Edwin George Jr. (I484059)
 
162 A private memorial will be held at a later date honoring the life of Willie Ray Lane, 79, who died Saturday, December 2, 2017 at Eastridge Nursing Center.

Willie is survived by his wife of 54 years, Cecile Foster Lane; daughters, Janise McAfee of La Valle, WI and Sharon Fournerat of Porter, TX; step-daughter, Gwen L. Johnson of Abbeville; step-son, George Anthony De Angelo of Abbeville; four grandchildren, Tobian Ivins, Kelsey McAfee, Brandie Fournerat and Brenda Fournerat; four step-grandchildren, William "Chip" H. Miller, III, Beau C. Johnson, Jeremy De Angelo and Jared Roy De Angelo; twelve great grandchildren; four step-great grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; and numerous brothers and sisters.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Hugh Lane and the former Myrtle Mae Bonnette; daughter, Cynthia Lynn Lane; grandson, Charles Fournerat; and numerous siblings. 
Lane, Willie Ray (I78202)
 
163 A Private Service will be held for the immediate family of Doyle Copell, 60, who passed away on Friday, August 7, 2020, in Lafayette.

A Public Celebration of Doyle's life will be held at a later date.

A native and lifelong resident of New Iberia, Doyle was born on February 16, 1960 to the late Marvin and Virgie Denise Copell and was a 1978 graduate of New Iberia Senior High. He was a successful business owner, having owned and operated several different businesses throughout the area. Doyle was a big part of our community and was well known and loved by many.

Survivors include his wife, Jennifer Copell of Youngsville; son, Doyle Kellams Copell of Youngsville; daughter, Brittany Copell (Donald) Segura of Youngsville; sisters, Sonya Copell Depue of Broussard and Sherry Copell of Duson; and a brother, Marc Copell of New Iberia.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a daughter, Bridget Copell.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to LOPA at give.lopa.org or by mail, LOPA, 68190 Hwy 190 Service Road, Covington, LA 70433.

Pellerin Funeral Home, 502 Jefferson Terrace Blvd., New Iberia, LA 70560, (337-365-3331) is in charge of arrangements. 
Copell, Doyle (I608126)
 
164 A resident of Central, La, and a native of Lafayette, La, he passed away Thursday May 13, 2010, at the Carpenter House.

Douglas is survived by his wife, Cathy Chesson; mother, Willa Dean Comeaux Chesson; two daughters, Allison Dean Chesson, and Kristen Chesson Canella, and husband, Frank Canella; son, Matthew Gerald Chesson; sister, Carolyn Brupbacher.

Douglas was preceded in death by his father, Dr. Douglas M. Chesson.

Visitation will be at Greenoaks Funeral Home 9595 Florida Blvd. on Saturday from 8 AM till service time at 10 AM interment to follow in Greenoaks Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Richard Bell, Stephen Comeaux, Desmond Gillam , Richard Davis, Barton Bernard, Phillip Brupbacher. Honorary Pallbearers will be Russell Comeaux, Gene Rizzo, Fred Fournet, Don Chesson Jr., Andrew Chesson, Mackie Verot, Pat Foley, Ashton Mouton, George Debaillion.

Douglas received a BS Degree in Biology form University of Louisiana at Lafayette, he enjoyed hunting, cooking, gardening, and spending time with his family. 
Chesson, Douglas Milton Jr. (I389121)
 
165 After her marriage Emilie settled herself in a large house with a
beautiful view of the shoreline. 
Delisle, Emelie Sophie (I277852)
 
166 Although the timeframe was sooner than those who loved him would have hoped, Robert "Woody" Woodburn achieved his highest goal on October 18, 2019 when he drew his final breath on Earth and moved with love and wonder into the arms of his Heavenly Father, the One he sought to understand and know more fully, every moment of his life.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 am on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at St. Peter's Catholic Church, 108 E. St. Peter Street, in New Iberia, with Rev. Brent Smith as the Celebrant. Interment will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery.

A Rosary will be prayed at 7:30 am on Tuesday at St. Peter's Catholic Church, with visitation to follow from 8:00 am until 9:45 am.

Woody was born June 1st, 1953 in Houma, La, and lived most of his life in New Iberia. He graduated from Catholic High School and later received his bachelor's degree from Nichols State University. Most of his career, he was fortunate to work in an industry that he loved. He spent his working life providing food and services to the oil and gas industry, with the last 25 years at Doerle's Food Services. Woody's ability to build strong relationships with so many led him to his last role as the Senior Vice President of Doerle's Food Service Energy and Marine Division.

Woody was an incredible family man and devout Christian. What he enjoyed most in life was cooking and sharing laughs with the many family and friends that he loved and cherished so dearly. His ever-present smile and endless jokes were gravitating to everyone around him and his cooking was second to none. He also enjoyed golfing, hunting and fishing and the companionships that were made in the outdoors. Woody was an avid LSU Tigers fan and T.A.F. member who supported the purple and gold throughout all seasons. Most of all, Woody was a man of God who lived every day serving others as a true Samaritan and role model to all who knew him.

As a devout Catholic, Woody served his church faithfully in many ways, some of which include serving as Lector, Altar Server, Usher, and Extraordinary Minister of Communion. Additionally, he was a member of the Bereavement Committee.

Survivors include his wife of 43 years, Barbara Doerle Woodburn; son, Chad Allen Woodburn of Broussard; daughter, Ashley Woodburn Boudreaux and husband Joey of Youngsville; grandchildren, Ali Woodburn, Ryker Fontenot; brothers, Donald Woodburn and wife Joyce of Foley, Alabama; Patrick Woodburn of New Iberia; sisters, Chris Massett and husband Dr. Edward of Slidell; Phyllis Woodburn of Lafayette; sister-in-law, Carolyn Doerle Schumacher and husband Dr. William "Kip" Schumacher; brother-in-laws, Paul A. Doerle, Jr. and wife Mindy Bixler Doerle, and Gordon Doerle.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Dr. Alonzo A. Woodburn and Evelyn Arheart Woodburn; sister, Nancy Woodburn Guidry; and brother-in-law, Frank E. Doerle.

Pallbearers will be Donald Woodburn, Paul Doerle, Jr., Gordon Doerle, Chad Woodburn, Joey Boudreaux, and Johnny Musso.

Honorary pallbearers include Dr. Ron Ray, Dan Spiller, Dr. Edward Massett, Dr. William "Kip" Schumacher, Johnny Habeeb, and James Verret.

The family would like to give special thanks to both Palliative Medicine of Acadiana and Hospice of Acadiana, especially Lacy Guidry, for the wonderful care provided to Woody during his final days.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Disch DeClouet Social Service Center, 432 Bank Avenue, New Iberia, LA 70560.

Pellerin Funeral Home, 502 Jefferson Terrace, New Iberia, LA 70560, 337.365.3331, is in charge of the arrangements. 
Woodburn, Robert (I591109)
 
167 Billy James Serrette, a native of Breaux Bridge and longtime resident of St. Martinville, passed away peacefully Wednesday September 18, 2019 at his residence surrounded by his loving family. He was 62.

Billy was born August 2, 1957 to the late Anatole James Serrette and the late Ida Mae McGee Serrette. In his early years Billy lived in Australia with his family where he worked on a ranch taming horses. After moving back to the states, he joined the United States Marines and served his country during the Vietnam War. Billy worked most of his life in the oilfield as a Seismic Consultant, a career that brought him too many destinations throughout the world. No matter the destination, Billy would leave a testament of love to his wife Paula by carving "Billy loves Paula" in a tree many that can still be seen today.

Outside of his work, Billy had several pastimes. He was a true outdoorsman that enjoyed being out in nature. Whether it was hunting or fishing with family, tending to his garden or chickens, or just relaxing on the patio, Billy enjoyed that time. Those that knew Billy, knew of his passion for music and playing guitar. He played in a band in his earlier years, but mostly played for enjoyment and relaxation, and to entertain his family. Above all, his greatest achievement was his marriage to his best friend Paula, raising a beautiful family of three children and three granddaughters that he spoiled lovingly. Billy leaves a legacy of love that will live on in the hearts of all who knew and loved him. Rest well Billy. Until we meet again.

He is survived by his wife and best friend of 41 years, Paula Citty Serrette; his three children, Crystal Serrette Gauthier and husband Harvey, Kenneth Serrette and Calvin Serrette and wife Sarah; his three granddaughters, whom he adored, Tana Gauthier, Amelie Serrette and Isabelle Serrette; his sisters and brothers, Linda Serrette, Laura Hebert, Michael Serrette and Mitchell Guidry; and his stepmother, Lorraine Serrette.

Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Wayne Guidry.
It was Billy's wish that his body be donated and studied for the advancement of medical research. Therefore, his family will have a Celebration of Life Gathering on Saturday September 28, 2019 at Evangeline Funeral Home of St. Martinville from 9:00 am until 11:00 am. A reception will be held afterward for everyone to enjoy and continue sharing memories of Billy.

To view his online obituary and to share memories of Billy, please visit his memorial page at www.evangelinefuneralhome.com

Evangeline Funeral Home of St. Martinville is in charge of arrangements. 
Serrette, Billy James (I380137)
 
168 Breaux Bridge native John Angelle, 67, passed away on August 10, 2013.

Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Patsy Fontenot Angelle of New Iberia; two daughters, Debbie Richard (Brock) of New Iberia, and Angelica Wiggins (Dean) of Broussard; six sons, Melvin John Angelle (Pamela) of New Iberia, Willie Corey Angelle (Donna) of Lafayette, Brian Christopher Angelle (Grace) of Scott, Tommy Angelle (Arlette) of Sunset, Scott Wayne Angelle and his companion Holly Miller of Sunset, and Ronnie Paul Angelle and his companion Amber of Carencro; one sister, Josie Boudreaux of Breaux Bridge; one brother, Honore Angelle (Maryann) of Lafayette; twenty grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Emelia and Willie Angelle; three sisters, Shirley Mire, Emmeline Duhon, and Patricia Meche; and one brother, Henry Angelle.

In his free time, John enjoyed riding his four wheeler, fishing, and hunting.

Pallbearers will be his sons and L.J. Boudreaux, Honore Angelle, Brad DeValcourt, and Patrick Angelle.

The family requests that visitation be held Monday, August 12, 2013 from 3:00 - 10:00 p.m., and resume Tuesday, August 13, 2013 at 8:00 a.m. until noon. A rosary will be prayed Monday evening at 7:00 p.m. Graveside services will be held at a later date in Calvary Cemetery.

John's family would like to extend its special thanks to Aunt Josie, Scotty, and Tommy. 
Angelle, John Carroll (I390882)
 
169 Carter Jude Freeman, 6, passed away on Wednesday, September 25, 2019, at his residence.

The family requests that visiting hours be observed at the funeral home on Sunday, September 29, 2019 from 1:00 pm until 3:00 pm.

Carter was a child that was loved by everyone and he always expressed his love through his eyes. His way of greeting you was with his infectious smile and a high five. Carter enjoyed listening to music and playing with his brothers and sister.

He is survived by his father, Jake Freeman of St. Martinville; mother, Cristal Freeman of Breaux Bridge; brothers, Ashton Theriot of Parks, and Braxton Freeman of Breaux Bridge; sister, Embry Freeman of Breaux Bridge; maternal grandparents, Cristine and Leo Douet of Breaux Bridge and Mark and Nellie Dumatrait of New Orleans; and paternal grandmother, Betty Freeman of St. Martinville.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Fred Freeman; and maternal great grandparents, Laura and Roland LeBlanc.

Pellerin Funeral Home of Breaux Bridge, 211 Berard St., Breaux Bridge, LA 70517, (337-332-2111) is in charge of arrangements. 
Freeman, Carter Jude (I596190)
 
170 celebration of life will be held on Saturday, June 20, 2020 for Mr. Edmund Patout.

Born to Rose Marie Gonsoulin Patout and the late Gaston "Guy" Patout on September 23, 1958 in New Iberia.

Edmund Patout, age 61 passed away on Thursday, June 11, 2020 at 9:51 am at his residence in St. Martinville.

He loved spending time with his family and numerous friends playing pool, and cooking in his cast iron pots. He liked being outdoors and was an avid hunter and fisherman.  He also operated his own crawfish farm.

Edmund is survived by his wife of 25 years Vicky Burbank Patout; his two children, Jed Michael Patout and wife Reagan, Drew Elliott Patout and wife Ashley all from Youngsville; siblings, Adrienne Patout of Boise, Lloyd Patout and wife Loretta of St. Martinville, Guy Patout and wife Sherry of Loreauville, Lilla Patout of St. Martinville, Tommy Patout and husband Noel of St. Martinville, Joe Patout and wife Kathlene of Loreauville; grandchildren, Jude Patout, Ava Patout, Audrey Patout, and Amelie Patout.

He was preceded in death by his father Gaston "Guy" Patout.

The family of Mr. Edmund Patout would like to express a very special thank you to Dr. George Cousin, Dr. Joseph Brierre, Dr. Jaffer Ajani, and the staff of MD Anderson and Lourdes Oncology Infusion Center

In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made in Edmund Patout's name to MD Anderson Cancer Research Center.

You may sign the guest registry book and/or send condolences at www.davidfuneralhome.org

David Funeral Home of New Iberia, 1101 Trotter St. (337) 369-6336 is in charge of funeral arrangements. 
Patout, Edmund Felix (I516073)
 
171 Corinne Conrad Bujard, "Gammy," passed away peacefully on June 20, 2020 at her home surrounded by her loving family. A Holy Mass of Christian Burial celebrated by the very Rev. William Blanda will be held at St. Peter's Catholic Church at 2:00 pm on Friday June 26, 2020.

A visitation for family and friends will be from 9:00 am until 1:30 pm including a rosary led by Deacon Patrick Burke at 11:00 am at Pellerin Funeral Home in New Iberia. Entombment will follow in the Holy Family Cemetery in New Iberia.

Corinne was 85 years old, born in 1934 to the late Wilfred and Olive Conrad. She was one of five children, though as a young girl lost her two brothers to a tragic automobile accident.

Corinne attended Mount Carmel Academy where she was a cheerleader and graduated in 1952.
She pursued her elementary education degree at Southwestern Louisiana Institute, currently known as ULL. She went on to teach at Susan Terrell Elementary School in New Iberia where, according to one of her former students, she would often read to the students during recess to comfort them from the heat.

While attending high school, she met the love of her life, Dr. Burt Bujard. They were married on July 6, 1957, nearly 63 years ago. After marriage and moving to New Orleans, she continued to teach until she turned her focus to starting and growing a big beautiful family. Once Dr. Burt completed his medical degree, they returned to their hometown of New Iberia where together they raised 9 beautiful children, which kept her very busy. There was seldom a dull moment.

Corinne's hobbies included tennis, gardening, playing cards, occasional girls' trips to the casino, family beach vacations and gatherings at her home. Regardless of the occasion, it was always about family.

Known for her active social life, she was a member of the Ladies Medical Auxiliary, Fort Knightly, Krewe of Iberians and Krewe of Andalusia. She was crowned queen of Krewe of Andalusia in 1984.

In addition to living for her family and community, Corrine was known for her strong faith in the Lord. She often prayed the Holy Rosary to our Blessed Mother, her favorite form of prayer.

Corinne was a true matriarch to the Bujard family, the loving mother of 9 children, grandmother to 22 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband of 63 years Dr. Burt Bujard and nine children: Sherry Molbert of New Iberia, Fran Bice of Lake Charles, Cyndi Broussard and husband Mark Broussard of New Iberia, Burt Bujard, Jr. of New Iberia, Conrad Bujard and wife Michelle Bujard of Kenner, Lisa Durand and husband Jeff Durand of St. Martinville, Corinne Rubin of Scottsdale, Arizona, William Bujard of Youngsville, and Marty Bujard of New Iberia.

She is also survived by 19 grandchildren: Charlie Molbert, Lucas Molbert, Mandy Meyers, Jeannie Hebert, Megan Barrett, James Bice, Patrick Bice, Kyle Bujard, Lauren Bujard, Natalie Bujard, Melanie Durand, Rebecca Richard, Ryan Durand, Sarah Rubin, Jack Rubin, William Bujard, Brock Bujard, John Bujard, and Luke Bujard. Survivors also include 13 great grandchildren.

In addition, she also leaves a sister Olive Menville and husband Ronald, sister-in-law Goldie Cestia and husband Wayne, and brother-in-law Pierre Schwing.

She was preceded in death by her parents Wilfred and Olive Landry Conrad, father-in-law and mother-in-law Alton and Goldie Bujard, Sr, sister Kitty Schwing, brothers Will Conrad and Jack Conrad, son-in-law Dr. Mark Molbert, grandsons John Thomas Bice and Blake Broussard, and granddaughter Hollie Broussard.

Pallbearers will be seven of her grandsons: Charlie Molbert, Lucas Molbert, James Bice, Patrick Bice, Kyle Bujard, Ryan Durand and William Bujard. The honorary pallbearers will be Jack Rubin, Brock Bujard, John Bujard, Mark Broussard and Jeff Durand.

The family would like to thank Dr. Carl Ditch, the caregivers Vera Lewis, Mona Moore, and Bethany Bourque as well as Hospice of Acadiana for their compassion and devoted care of our beloved Gammy.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to the Catholic High School Endowment Fund, 1301 Delasalle Dr, New Iberia, LA 70560; the Sisters of Mount Carmel Development Office, P.O. Box 476, Lacombe, LA 70445; or St. Peter's Catholic Church, P.O. Box 12507, New Iberia, LA 70562.

Pellerin Funeral Home, 502 Jefferson Terrace, New Iberia, LA (337-365-3331) is in charge of the arrangements. 
Conrad, Corrine (I129140)
 
172 Dale Peter Hotard, 87, passed away peacefully at Jennings American Legion Hospital at 11 a.m. on October 2, 2019. Dale was born in Garyville, Louisiana on August 8, 1932. His family moved to Jennings when he was two years old. He graduated from Jennings High School in 1950 and entered Louisiana State University that same year.

Dale put his college career on hold to join the United States Air Force during the Korean Conflict and served in the 19th Air Division from 1952-1956. Following his military service, he returned to LSU and graduated with a degree in education in 1958. While at LSU, he met Sandra Ann Passantino of Thibodaux, LA. They were married on June 6, 1959. They resided in Jennings for the next sixty years where they raised their family.

Dale began his teaching career at Jennings High School and later at Midland High School. He went on to earn his master's degree from McNeese State University and served as Assistant Principal at Jennings High and then Principal at Northside Junior High.

Dale left education for a few years in the 1970s and 1980s, first becoming General Manager of Foley Drilling Tools, and later founding K&H Cypress Outdoor Furniture. In the 1990s, he returned to education and taught history at Notre Dame High School in Acadia Parish until his retirement.

Driven by his love of baseball, he spent many of his summers coaching area youth baseball teams. Most notably, he was coach for the Jennings American Legion baseball team from 1965-1974, culminating in this area's first regional tournament appearance in Ruston in 1974, a feat not replicated until 2006.

A man of deep Catholic faith, Dale was a long time parishioner of Our Lady Help of Christians Catholic Church in Jennings, a member of the Knights of Columbus, the Serra Club, and the OLHC Social Committee.

Mr. Hotard was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph Leonce Hotard II and Marie Montz Hotard; his son, David Kieran Hotard; his sisters, Mrs. Leo Devall (Dorothy "D.D"), Mildred Hotard, Mrs. Benny Buller (Noelie), Mrs. Lawrence Foley (Leona); and his brother, Joseph Leonce "Buddy" Hotard III.

Dale is survived by his wife of 60 years, Sandra Ann Passantino Hotard, his sons, Dale Peter Hotard II (Wendy Hundley) of St. Louis, Missouri, Thomas J. Hotard (Jitlada Klongdee) of Welsh, Louisiana, Patrick M. Hotard (Donna Taylor) of Irving, Texas, Stephen C. Hotard (Wendy Hornsby) of Welsh, Louisiana; his grandchildren, Pete, Emma, Catherine, David, Elisabeth, Nathan, Meredith, and Arya, and his great-granddaughter, Colette.

A mass of Christian burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, October 5, 2019 at Our Lady Help of Christians Catholic Church with Father Charles McMillin officiating. Graveside services will follow at Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be at Matthews & Son Funeral Home, Jennings, on Friday, October 4, 2019 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. , with a rosary recited at 6pm.

Special thanks to the staff at Jennings American Legion Hospital for their compassion and care.

Words of comfort may be expressed at, www.matthewsandsonfuneralhome.net

Arrangements have been entrusted to Matthews & Son Funeral Home. 
Hotard, Dale Peter Sr. (I597056)
 
173 Dorothy Marie Delahoussaye Escuriex, 87, passed away peacefully on April 21, 2020 at her residence surrounded by her family. A Memorial Mass to celebrate her life will be held at 10:00 am on Saturday, June 20, 2020 at St. Peter's Catholic Church.

A gathering of family and friends will be from 8:30 am until 10:00 am at the church.

Inurnment will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery in New Iberia.

A native and lifelong resident of New Iberia, "Dot" was born February 6, 1933 to Walter Rene "Tucker" Delahoussaye and Nita Martha Lassalle, the youngest of 5 children. She married Ray Francis Escuriex, Sr. on May 24,1952. That love produced a large family of 9 children. She is survived by her 9 children, 27 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, with another great-grandchild due in May. Numerous nieces and nephews also survive Dot and will cherish her memory.

Dot was a graduate of Mt. Carmel Academy, and worked briefly as a telephone operator until she and Ray began their family of 9 "active" ones. Holidays and get-togethers were always wild and crazy, and quite loud! Ever a lover of children, after her own children were grown, Dot went to work at The Gingerbread House Nursery School, doing what she knew best. She continued for many years "helping to raise" many of New Iberia's children there. With her
humor,and strong but gentle hand, she helped in her wonderful way of shaping, molding, and nurturing future generations. Her faith was an important part of her life, and she was extremely proud of the fact that all of her children attended and graduated from New Iberia's Catholic schools, St. Edwards, Mt.Carmel, and Catholic High.

Dot is survived by her husband of 68 years, Ray Francis Escuriex, and nine children: Catherine E. and husband Karl Mestayer (Lafayette), Ray Jr and wife Julie Menard Escuriex (Lafayette), Adrienne E. and husband Steve Mestayer (Youngsville), Pierre Escuriex and Carolyn Voelker (Lafayette), Michelle Escuriex (Seattle, WA), David and wife Jennifer Wade Escuriex (New Iberia), Martha E. and husband Craig Girouard (New Iberia), Jeanne E. and husband Destinn Cutrera (New Iberia), Michael Escuriex and Alissa Suarez (Youngsville).

She is survived by 27 grandchildren: John Mestayer (Clearwater, FL), Christopher Francis Mestayer (Broussard), Lauren M. and husband Patrick McElligott (Lafayette), Alix E. and husband Bob Koscick (Baton Rouge), Andree E. Duplantis (Baton Rouge), Bianca Menard (Lafayette), Holly L. and husband Stephen Thubron (Morgantown, W. VA), Jonathan and wife Kelly Mestayer (Baton Rouge), Stephanie M. and husband Ryan Thalji (Youngsville), Philip and
wife Jessica Mestayer (Broussard), Hillarie E. and husband Josh Buck (Broussard), Zachary Escuriex and fiance Kaylan Bourque (Denver,Colorado), Lanie Escuriex (Lafayette), Carly Escuriex (Youngsville), Craig Girouard (Youngsville), Amy Girouard (New Iberia), Andrew Girouard (Youngsville), Sarah Dorothy Boudreaux (New Iberia), Jacob Boudreaux (U.S. Navy, Virginia), Celeste C. and husband Brett Delcambre (Youngsville), Dylan Cutrera (New Iberia), Elise Cutrera (New Iberia), and Emily Escuriex, Clare Escuriex, Cecilia Escuriex and Margaret Escuriex (all of New Iberia).

Survivors also include 21 great grandchildren and another due in May.

In addition, she also leaves a sister, Martha D. Borel, sister-in-laws Geri L. Delahoussaye and Joyce Belaire, and brother-in-law Larry Escuriex to cherish her memory.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her twin brothers, C. L. "Speedy" Delahoussaye, and Rene Francis Delahoussaye and wife Mercedes Fenerty Delahoussaye, her sister, Evelyn D. Voorhies, a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Lionel Escuriex, Jr and his wife, Louise "Sue" Bernard Escuriex, brother-in-law Louis Belaire, sister-in-law Ella Belaire Domingues and husband Kenneth Domingues, father-in-law Lionel Escuriex, Sr., mothers-in-law
Odette Petitfils Escuriex, and Rosalie Bares Belaire Escuriex, as well as an infant granddaughter, Amy Theresa Mestayer.

Dot possessed a rich and deep devotion to her Catholic faith, especially to Mary, Our Lady, and passed on the tradition of The Holy Rosary to her family. Throughout her illness, she enjoyed watching her hummingbirds and cardinals. She was always patient, and never complained about her circumstances. She "sacrificed" and "offered it up" during her illness - phrases we were often told when we were growing up if we were complaining or were having a difficult time. Dot had an infectious smile, and the uncanny ability to laugh at herself.

Dot loved gardening and flowers, but in lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to the Catholic High Endowment Fund, 1301 DelaSalle Drive, N. I. 70560, or to The Sisters of Mt. Carmel Development Office, P.O. Box 476, Lacombe, LA., 70445. The family would like to thank Hospice of Acadiana, particularly Louise Young and Marcie Walker. The family would like to extend their deepest and heartfelt thanks especially to Seth Porche of Hospice of Acadiana, who was a tremendous guide in steering us through this journey for the last year and a half.

Pellerin Funeral Home, 502 Jefferson Terrace Blvd., New Iberia, LA 70560, 365-3331 is in
charge of arrangements. 
Delahoussaye, Dorothy Marie (I545528)
 
174 Eula Mae L. Usie, 86, passed away on Tuesday, November 24, 2020, at St. Agnes Healthcare & Rehab Center.

Interment will follow at St. Michael the Archangel Mausoleum in Henderson at a later date.

She is survived by her son, Ted Usie of Breaux Bridge; her grandson, Chris John Usie; and two sisters, Leota L. Lester and Luda L. Stutes.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest Usie; parents, Valsin and Honorine Melancon LeBlanc; brothers, Noe LeBlanc, Bernard LeBlanc, Joseph Holden LeBlanc, Willis LeBlanc, and Stanley J. LeBlanc; and sister, Fabiola L. Huval.

Pellerin Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 
LeBlanc, Eula Mae (I436106)
 
175 Funeral services for Earl "Tooch" Lee Touchet, 79 of Jennings, LA will be held at Our Lady Help of Christians on Tuesday, July 14, 2015 at 2:00 PM with Father Charles McMillin officiating. Visitation will be held at Matthews & Son Funeral Home on Monday, July 13th from 2:00 PM until 10:00 PM with a rosary at 6:00 PM. Visitation will resume on Tuesday, July 14th at 8:00 AM until the time of his service. Earl will be laid to rest in Pine Island Cemetery.

Earl was born in Lowry, LA on October 13, 1935 to Adam Touchet and Lelia Touchet. He was called to his Heavenly Father on July 11, 2015 surrounded by his beloved family. Earl worked, as an electrician, for forty-five years. In his spare time he enjoyed watching TV especially his western movies. He also loved spending quality time with his family. Earl was loved by many and will be greatly missed by all.

Earl is survived by his wife, Marie Louise Miller Touchet of Jennings, LA; his son, Earl Dale Joseph (Kathy Baudoin) Touchet of Jennings, LA; one daughter, Rachel Louise Touchet (Christopher) Matthews of Jennings, LA; one brother, Russell (Brenda Credeur) Touchet of Pine Island, LA; two grandchildren, Dustin (Fiancée Stacy Lavergne) Touchet of Jennings, LA, Kisha Touchet (Joseph) Hardy of Jennings, LA; and three great grandchildren, Ava Hardy, Clara Touchet and Allan Touchet all of Jennings, LA.

Earl was preceded in death by parents, Adam and Lelia Touchet; two brothers, John and Adam Touchet; and beloved grand dog, Rocky.

Carrying Earl to his final resting place in Pine Island Cemetery will be Seth Crochet, Christopher Matthews, Kim Landry, Johnny Watson, Brandon Landry and Paul Miller. Honorary pallbearers are Earl Touchet, Dustin Touchet, Russell Touchet, Kisha Hardy and Tommy Crochet.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Heart of Hospice and Angie, Jenifer, Marcie and Trina.

To extend online condolences, please visit our website at www.matthewsandsonfuneralhome.net

Arrangements have been entrusted to Matthews & Son Funeral Home. 
Touchet, Earl Lee (I456855)
 
176 Funeral services for Elsie Mae LaFleur Manuel, 93, Will be held at 3:30 PM Wednesday, November 27, 2019 at our Lady Queen of all Saints Catholic Church, with burial to follow in the Sacred Heart Cemetery. Father Mitch Guidry will officiate the funeral mass.

Ms. Manuel, a resident of Ville Platte, passed away Monday, November 25, 2019 at her residence.

She is survive by her son Kip Manuel and wife Becky of Ville Platte; daughter Fonda LaFleur Guillory and husband George of Crowley; five grandchildren Tricia (Chris) Soileau, Terri (Damien) Douget, Robin LaFleur, Candace (Spencer) Manuel, Paige (Steven) Gaudet; 10 great grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents Hosea and Esther Guillory LaFleur, husband Henry Lee Manuel, and sister Lora Dean LaFleur.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, November 27, 2019 at our Lady Queen of All Saints Catholic Church beginning at 2PM, with a rosary being recited at 3PM, and Funeral mass following at 3:30 PM.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alzheimer's Foundation of America, 322 8th Ave., 16th floor, New York, New York, 10001

The guestbook can be signed online at www.lavillefuneralhome.net

LaVille Funeral Home, 2353 East Main St., Ville Platte, LA 70586, 337-363-1100 
LaFleur, Elsie Mae (I159359)
 
177 Funeral services for Essie Mae Johnson Thompson, 91, will be held (pending) Monday June 8, 2015 at Our Lady Queen of all Saints Catholic Church in Ville Platte with burial to follow in the St. Peter's Cemetery in Pine Prairie.

Mrs. Thompson a resident of Lanse Greis passed away Friday June 5, 2015 at Mercy Regional Medical Center.

She will deeply missed by her sons Landy Thompson and wife Nancy of Chataignier, David Thompson and wife Pam of Lake Charles; sister Delza Attilio and husband Tony of Baytown, TX; 8 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren. Preceded in death by her parents Ernest and Emma Brunet Johnson, husband Clavin Thompson, son Terry Thompson.

Visitation will be held Sunday June 7, 2015 from 2PM-10PM with a rosary being recited at 6PM, and will resume again Monday June 8, 2015 at 8AM.

The guestbook can be signed online at www.lavillefuneralhome.net

LaVille Funeral Home 2353 East Main St. Ville Platte, LA 70586 337 363 1100 
Johnson, Essie Mae (I454294)
 
178 Funeral services for John E. "Shorty" Dupre Jr., 78, will be held at 3:30 PM Wednesday  August 12, 2020 in the LaVille Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow in the Ferguson Cemetery in Bayou Chicot.

Mr. Shorty, a resident of Ville Platte, currently of Heritage Manor Nursing Home, passed away Sunday August 9, 2020.

He will be missed by his son John Ellis Dupre and wife Wanda of Bayou Chicot; brother Joseph Dale Dupre and wife Peggy of Ville Platte; sisters Ida Mae Daigrepont of Baton Rouge, Mildred Waddell of Mamou, Rose Soileau of Mamou; 7 grandchildren Garrett Dupre, Logan Dupre, Marie Therese Guidroz, Elijah Dupre, Olivia Lahaye, Charlie Goudeau, Courtney Goudeau; 3 great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents Eldridge and Hilda Guillory Dupre, wife Joyce Musgrove Dupre, brother Jessie Ray Dupre, sisters Joyce Vidrine, Lydia Brown.

Visitation will be held Wednesday August 12, 2020 from 11:30 AM until the time of services, with a rosary being recited at 1PM.

The guestbook can be signed online at www.lavillefuneralhome.net

LaVille Funeral Home, 2353 East Main St., Ville Platte, LA 70586, 337-363-1100 
Dupre, John Eldridge Jr. (I584814)
 
179 Funeral services for Lorraine Landry Castille of Breaux Bridge, LA, will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 28, 2019 at Saint Bernard Catholic Church in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana. Burial will follow in Saint Bernard Cemetery #2.

Visitation will be Friday, September 27, 2019 from 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM at Pellerin Funeral Home in Breaux Bridge, LA, with a Rosary Prayed for her at 7:00 PM by Fr. Stephen Pellessier. Visitation will continue on Saturday at 8:00 a.m. until 10:30 a.m.

Lorraine is survived by her husband of 68 years, Joseph Clayton Castille, Jr; six children; sons David (Janice); Danny (Tammy); Jeffrey (Lorna); daughters Sally LeBlanc (L.J.), Susan Nomey (Ike), and Amy LaGrange (Calvin) all of Breaux Bridge, LA; fourteen grandchildren; Mandy LeBlanc, Sara LeBlanc, Scott LeBlanc, Jamie Castille, Jeremy Castille, Jonathan Castille, Ashley Borel, Justin Castille, Jordan Castille, Bailey Castille, Aaron Nomey, Matthew Nomey, Jacob Castille, and Danielle Castille. Twenty great-grandchildren; sister Evelyn Martin; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents Blanche Picard and Cyril Landry, Jr., brothers John B. Gauthier, George Cormier, Lynton Paul Cormier, Robert Landry, James Landry, Harris Landry, and Linton Landry; and sisters Anasta Landry, Amanda Landry, Mae Landry, Sr. Paula Landry, and Sue Landry.

Lorraine was Valedictorian of Breaux Bridge High School (BBHS) Class of 1951. She was a High School Cheerleader, Volleyball and Basketball player, Homecoming Queen and member / president of the first BBHS Student Council.

After graduating from Breaux Bridge High School, Lorraine chose to be a homemaker, mother, grand & great mother. She supported her husband's career by remaining involved in many church organizations to include Catholic Daughters of America where she served as president and regional representative. She also served from its inception, as a team leader for the Perpetual Adoration Chapel (35 years), as well as a member and Chairman of the Saint Bernard Church Council for six years. She was a member of the Blue Army, Ladies Altar Society, Eucharistic Minister, Lector and received the Bishops Service Award in 2014. Her passion remained her family where she tried to follow her children and grandchildren's activities. She was an avid baker and seamstress and spent many years making celebration cakes for weddings and other events. Most recently baking weekly cakes while her grandsons and great-grandson played Breaux Bridge Football. Other hobbies included quilting, crocheting, and enjoying preparing Thanksgiving Dinner for her extended family.

Lorraine continued her faith by attending Food for the Journey and many religious education classes.

Lorraine's sons and sons-in-law will serve as pallbearers with her grandsons as honorary pallbearers.

Altar Servers will be great-granddaughters Madilyn Nomey and Laniee Borel. Granddaughters will bring up the gifts.

Donations may be made to St. Bernard Chapel of Perpetual Adoration, 219 E. Bridge Street, Breaux Bridge, LA 70517.

The family would like to express their gratitude to the staff of St. Martin Hospital and Rahab for the compassion and care given to their loved one.

Pellerin Funeral Home of Breaux Bridge, 211 Berard St., Breaux Bridge, LA 70517, (337-332-2111) is in charge of arrangements. 
Landry, Lorraine (I17705)
 
180 Funeral services for Mary Ann Hebert Vallot, 78, will be held Wednesday December 9, 2015 at 2:00 PM in David Funeral Home. With Pastor Carl and Ellen Cormier officiating.

Visitation will be held Tuesday December 8, 2015 from 3:00 PM until 8:00 PM and will resume Wednesday from 8:00 AM until time of services. Burial will follow at St. Anne Catholic Cemetery in Youngsville.

Mary was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend and will be missed by all. Mary passed away Sunday December 6, 2015 at a River Oaks Retirement Manor.   Survivors include her two daughters Judy Stelly and Sarah and her husband Steve Gregory; and one son Randal and his wife Dee Vallot; three sisters Louella and her husband Lester Boutte, Lorine and her husband Raymond Steiner, and Florine and her husband James Faul; four grandchildren, and four great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband George Ray Vallot; her son Larry Earl Vallot,  son in law Randy Stelly; her parents Arthur and Olivia Viator Hebert and one sister Ethel Hebert.

Serving as pallbearers will be Randal Vallot, Chris Stelly, Steve Gregory, Ernie Hebert,  Melvin Romero, and James Romero, Joshua Vallot. Honorary pallbearer will be Edna Mae Romero.

Condolences may be sent to the Vallot family ay www.davidfuneralhome.org  David Funeral Home 316 Youngsville Hwy Lafayette La. (337-837-9887) is in charge of  arrangements. 
Hebert, Mary Ann (I314180)
 
181 Funeral services for Mr. Bobby John Breaux, age 65, of Duson will be held on Monday, November 4, 2019 at 3:00 PM in Gossen Funeral Home Chapel, Rayne. Deacon Denis LaCroix of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Rayne will officiate. Interment will follow in St. Theresa of the Child Jesus Catholic Cemetery, Duson.

Visitation will be held on Monday, November 4, 2019 from 9:00 AM until service time, with a rosary to be recited at 1:00 PM, in Gossen Funeral Home, Rayne.

Mr. Breaux passed away on Friday, November 1, 2019 in a Lafayette care facility.

A resident of Duson, Mr. Breaux formerly served with the Duson Police Department. He had also worked as a farmer, truck driver, lawn care operator, and security guard for Keg Arabian Ranch and Blanda Arabian Ranch. Mr. Breaux loved horses, and he owned and trained Quarter Horses.

Survivors include his sisters, Susan Campbell of Duson, Jeannette Layman and husband, Steven of Duson, Angela Simon and husband, Kemmith of Mire, Pamela Richard and husband, David of Lafayette, Connie Breaux of Mamou, and Christine Breaux of Duson; brothers, Sidney Breaux, Sr of Milton, Mitchell Breaux of Duson, and Burt Breaux of Duson; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

Preceding Mr. Breaux in death were his parents, Wilbert and Hilda Stutes Breaux.

Serving as pallbearers are Noah Simon, David Richard, Medmond Breaux, Hunter Campbell, Nicholas Breaux, and Burt Breaux. Named as honorary pallbearers are Kemmith Simon, Quinton Andrew Thibodeaux, Sidney Breaux, Sr., Sidney Breaux, Jr., Mitchell Breaux, Brandon Breaux Bourliea, Steven Layman, and Scott Campbell.

The family wishes to express their gratitude to the staffs of Magnolia Estates and Hope Hospice for their kind and compassionate care.

Condolences may be expressed online at www.gossenfuneralhome.net.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Gossen Funeral Home, Inc. of Rayne, LA, (337) 334-3141. 
Breaux, Bobby John (I232165)
 
182 Funeral services for Mr. Carlton Soileau, will be held 2PM Friday January 22, 2016 in the LaVille Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow in the St. Peter's Cemetery in Grand Prairie.

Mr. Soileau a resident of Ville Platte formerly of Grand Prairie passed away Thursday January 22, 2016 at Heritage Manor Nursing Home.

He is survived by his brother Marion Soileau and his wife Mary of Opelousas. He is preceded in death by his parents Albert and Camille Soileau. 
Soileau, John Carlton (I474431)
 
183 Funeral services for Mr. Donald D. Deshotel, 73, will be held 4PM Friday June 12, 2015 in the LaVille Funeral Home Chapel. Father Jason Vidrine will officiate.

Mr. Deshotels a resident of Vidrine passed away Thursday June 11, 2015 at Mercy Regional Medical Center.

He will be missed by his sister Gloria Dupre of Ville Platte; 13 nieces and nephews. Preceded in death his parents Maurice and Annie Guillory Deshotels, brothers Lowell Deshotels, UL "Red" Riley Deshotels.

Visitation will be held Friday June 12, 2015 from 12 PM until the time of services.

The guestbook can be signed online at www.lavillefuneralhome.net

LaVille Funeral Home 2353 East Main St. Ville Platte, LA 70586 337 363 1100 
Deshotels, Donald David (I107438)
 
184 Funeral services for Mr. Frank "F.E." Landry, Jr. 93, will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, January 22, 2013 in the St. Lawrence Catholic Church with Rev. Babasino Fernandes officiating.

Burial will be in the St. Paul Cemetery in Elton under the direction of Miguez Funeral Home of Jennings.

Funeral home visitation will be from 5:30 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Tuesday with a rosary recited by the Knights of Columbus at 6:00 p.m. Tuesday.

Visitation will be at the church Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. until time of service.

Mr. Landry was a lifelong resident of Hathaway with the last 18 years of his life in Rayne. He was a retired rice, soy bean and cattle farmer. He was a 4th Degree Knight of Columbus and a charter member of council 4787, where he served as past Grand Knight. F.E. served as chairman of the board of the Jennings Production Credit Association. He was an avid square dancer, accomplished wood carver and wood worker. He was a founding member of St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Raymond and now a parishioner of St. Leos in Roberts Cove.

Survivors include his wife, Louise Theunissen Landry; one daughter, Ann Allums and husband Hub of Loreauville; three sons, Dan E. Landry and wife Jennifer of Hathaway, Joe Landry and wife Gwen of Hathaway, Frank Landry, III and wife Rhonda of Zachary; eleven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Frank E. and Alice Fuselier Landry, Sr.; his wife of 44 years, Helen Heinen Landry ; one daughter, Janet Landry; five sisters, Lorma LeBlanc, Edna Mae Doise, Yola LaBlanc, Leola Hensgens and Alice Courville. 
Landry, Francois Elio III (I361206)
 
185 Funeral Services for Mr. Ray Allen Harrington, 73, will be held at 1:00 PM on Saturday, October 10, 2015 at David funeral Home Chapel of Erath with Chaplain Paul Broussard officiating. Interment will follow at LeBlanc Cemetery.

Visitation will be at David funeral Home of Erath on Saturday, October 10, 2015 from 9:00 AM until the time of the services with a recitation of the rosary at 11:00 AM.

A native of Delcambre and a resident of Erath Mr. Harrington died at 2:30 PM on Friday, October 9, 2015 at his residence. Mr. Ray was a member of Sam's Camping Club and an avid outdoorsmen. He was known for his love of camping, fishing, and helping people.

He is survived by two sons, Steve Harrington of Abbeville and Mark Harrington and his wife Christina of Erath; two daughters, Laurie H. Guidry and her husband Dale of Abbeville and Connie Harrington of Moresville, NC; his companion, Betty Bodin of Erath; a step son, Timothy Lege and his husband Philip LeBlanc; a step daughter, Debbie Lege; ten grandchildren, Coby Vice, Amber Goutierrez, Jonathan Harrington, Jared Harrington, Jax Harrington, Phillip Vincent, Shaynarae Foret, Joshua Harrington, Jace Harrington, and Jenna Harrington; and ten great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Yula Trahan Harrington; his parents, Ora and Annie Mae Duhon Harrington; a brother, Paul Julius Harrington; a sister, Janet Connor; and a great grandchild, Caden Vincent.

Serving as pallbearers will be Coby Vice, Jonathan, Harrington, Jared Harrington, Joshua Harrington, Jace Harrington, and Kevin Foret.

Serving as honorary pallbearer will be Jax Harrington.

David Funeral Home of Erath at 209 E. Putnam St. (337)937-0405 will be handling the arrangements. 
Harrington, Ray Allen (I355974)
 
186 Funeral services for Mr. Rayln Joseph Fall, 85, will be held at 2:00 PM, Friday, January 25, 2013 at St. John the Evangelist Church in Mermentau, with Father Neil McNeill officiating.

Burial will be in St. John the Evangelist Cemetery under the direction of Miguez Funeral Home of Jennings.

Funeral home visitation will be from 2:30 PM until 9:00 PM, today, Thursday; and 8:00 am until time of services.

A rosary led by Deacon Mike Trammel will be recited at 7:00 PM today, Thursday in the funeral home chapel.

Mr. Fall died on January 22, 2013 in the Jennings American Legion Hospital.

Mr. Fall was a lifelong resident of Mermentau. He loved to garden, fish and camp. He loved to dance with his wife.

Survivors include his wife of 61 years; Betty Fall; three daughters, Pamela (Benjamin) Martin, Patricia Fall, and Priscilla (Dale) Leger all of Jennings; three sons, Daniel (Joddi) Fall of Moss Bluff, Nolan (Katie) Fall of Nashville TN, and Darrell (Cindy) Miller of Mamou; six sisters, Helen Ardoin of Pine Prairie, Kathaleen Mire of Eunice, Jeanette Fall of Oakdale, Mary Sonnier of Eunice, Bonita Fall of Abbeville, Wyeanette Johnson of Lafayette; 14 Grandchildren and 18 great-grandchidren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Lydia Manuel Fall, a son, Rayln Fall Jr., a grandson, Chad Martin and seven siblings.

Pallbearers will be Daniel Fall, Nolan Fall, Darrell Miller, Dale Leger, Ben Martin, Jeremy Leger, Ross Riquelmy and Donovan Fall. 
Fall, Rayln Joseph (I417287)
 
187 Funeral Services for Mr. Warren Joseph Renard, 84, will be held at 1:00 PM on Thursday, July 9, 2015 with Pastor Dave Rousse officiating. Interment will follow at LeBlanc Cemetery.

Visitation will be at David Funeral Home of Erath on Wednesday, July 8, 2015 from 4:00 PM until 9:00 PM. Visitation will resume on Thursday, July 9, 2015 from 8:00 AM until the time of the services.

A native of Avery Island and a resident of Erath, Mr. Renard died at 7:45 PM on Monday, July 6, 2015 at Southwest Louisiana Veterans Home. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict. During that time he was part of a crew that flew a secret mission overseas; and was a Military Policeman while stationed in Roswell, NM. After the military he worked a short time in the mines in New Mexico, then returned home and worked as a welder till he retired. After retirement he became an active member of Faith Cathedral Church and was a member of their prayer team.

He is survived by two daughters, Cathy Renard Simon of Lafayette and Vonnie Renard Louviere of Kaplan; five sons, Keith Renard and his wife Tina of Delcambre, Dean Renard and his wife Vicki of Abbeville, Doug Renard and his wife Lynette of Maurice, David Renard of Erath, and Kim Renard and his wife Jamie of Parks; a sister, Mara Renard Ramsey of Houston, TX; sixteen grandchildren and eighteen great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Grace Duhon Renard; his parents, Clemile and Electa Dubois Renard; two brothers, Sidney Paul Renard and Ronald Dean Renard, and a grandson, Colby Simon.

Serving as pallbearers will be Keith Renard, Dean Renard, Doug Renard, David Renard, Kim Renard, and Carl Bourque.

The family would to extend a special thanks to the staff at Southwest Louisiana Veterans Home and the staff at Amedisys Hospice Care.

David Funeral Home of Erath at 209 E. Putnam St. (337)937-0405 will be handling the arrangements. 
Renard, Warren Joseph (I456502)
 
188 Funeral services for Mrs. Barbara Wilder Bailey, 92, will be held at 10:00 a.m. in the Jennings United Methodist Church with Rev. Walter Parker officiating.

Burial will be in the Woodlawn Cemetery in Crowley under the direction of Miguez Funeral Home of Jennings.

Funeral home visitation will be from 1:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Thursday; and at the church from 8:00 a.m. until time of service Friday. Mrs. Bailey died at 4:45 p.m., Monday, May 5, 2014 at the Jefferson Davis Living Center.

Mrs. Bailey was a native of Crowley and a 61 year resident of Jennings. She was a retired school teacher after teaching for 40 years and a member of the Order of Eastern Star where she was Past Matron. She was a member of the Jennings United Methodist Church.

Survivors include her daughter, Barbara Nell Reppond of Westlake; her son, William W. Bailey of Jennings; three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Jesse and Ruth Blakeman Wilder; her husband, Clovis Bailey; two sisters, Beverly Wilder and Peggy Wilder; and four brothers, Jack, Herschel, Samuel and George (Buster) Wilder. 
Wilder, Barbara (I257848)
 
189 Funeral services for Mrs. Dorothy Brown Guillory, 81, will be held 10 AM August 8, 2015 at Our Lady Queen of all Saints Catholic Church with burial to follow in the Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Father Matthew Bazare will officiate.

Mrs. Guillory a resident of Ville Platte passed away Wednesday August 5, 2015 at her residence.

She will be deeply missed and forever remembered by her sons Richard Guillory of Ville Platte, Keith Guillory of Ville Platte; daughter Deborah (Debbie) Poret and husband Dan of Ville Platte; brother Voorhies Brown and wife Norma of Washington; 5 grandchildren Dawn Poret Fontenot, Kim Poret Cloud, Renee Poret Nevils, Madison Leigh Guillory, Hydi Renee Guillory; 8 great grandchildren Olivia Ann Fontenot, Casey Dunagan, Courtney Cloud Gotreaux, Carly Cloud, Colby Cloud, Justin Nevils, Taylor Nevils, Makaylin Guillory. She is preceded in death by her parents Pierre and Olivia Vidrine Brown, husband Herman Guillory, brother Louis Allen Brown, sisters Mary Mae Fontenot, Lou Helen Brown.

Visitation will be held Friday August 7, 2015 from 10AM-9PM with a rosary being recited at 6:30 PM, and will resume again Saturday August 8, 2015 at 8AM.

The guestbook can be signed online at www.lavillefuneralhome.net

LaVille Funeral Home 2353 East Main St. Ville Platte, LA 70586 337 363 1100 
Brown, Dorothy (I163829)
 
190 Funeral Services for Mrs. Edolia "Sue Soon" Demette Savoy, 94, will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, December 19, 2015 at St. Anne Catholic Church with Deacon Cody Miller officiating.   Interment will follow at St. Anne's Mausoleum.

Visitation will be at David Funeral Home of Lafayette on Friday, December 18, 2015 from 4:00 PM until 9:00 PM with a recitation of the rosary at 7:00 PM.  Visitation will resume on Saturday, December 19, 2015 from 8:00 AM until the time of the services.

Edolia " Sue Soon" was born to Joe and Laura Viator Demette on August 31, 1921 in Maurice, LA.  She died on December 17, 2015 at 6:19 PM at her residence in Youngsville surrounded by her family.  She married Lores Savoy, Sr.  on September 20, 1939 and they had three children.  She was a farmer's wife, homemaker, and mother.  She cleaned house, ironed clothes for family and friend, and babysat her grandchildren and great grandchildren.  She loved to cook and bake.  Her specialty that her family fondly remembers are her tarts, fudge, and rice dressing.   She enjoyed playing cards with her special cousins; Anna Mae, Diana, and Olita.  She was also a member of St. Anne's Alter Society of Youngsville.

She is Survived by a son, Lorris Savoy, Jr. and his wife Rose; two daughters, Shirley Sonnier and her husband David and Laura Carlin and her fiancé Russell Meche; twelve grandchildren, twenty-one great grandchildren,  six great great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Serving as pallbearers will be her great grandsons.

Serving as gift bearers will be three of her great granddaughters and music will be provided by Jodi Bollich.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to her caregivers over the last three and a half years; Joann, Tracey, Kelly, Zelda, Jeannie, Melanie, and especially Sable for her daily care and companionship, and the nurses and staff of Lamm Family Care Hospice.

David Funeral Home of Lafayette at 316 Youngsville Hwy (337)837-9887 will be handling the arrangements. 
Demette, Edolia (I288334)
 
191 Funeral services for Mrs. Eula Mae Broussard Deshotel Williams, 83, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, April 6, 2013 in the Miguez Funeral Home of Lake Arthur with Rev. Pat Deshotel officiating.

Burial will be in the Lakeview Cemetery in Lake Arthur.

Funeral home visitation will be from 2:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. , Friday and 10:00 a.m. Saturday until time of services.

Mrs. Williams died at 10:15 p.m., Thursday, April 3, 2013 in the Jeff Davis Living Center.

She was a lifelong resident of Jennings, a member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary in Jennings, lifetime member of the Hot Box Brothers and Sisters Cooking Team and was a retired Jeff Davis Parish School Cafeteria worker.

Mrs. Williams is survived by two daughters, Sue Dirks and husband Woodrow of Jennings, Ginger McIntosh Reiley and husband Shawn of Houma; one son, Louis Deshotel, Jr. and wife Becky of Denham Springs; two sisters, Joy Deshotel Fontenot of Welsh, Delta Giles of Lake Arthur; one brother, Aldes Broussard of Lake Arthur; seven grandchildren, Josh and Ben Deshotel, Kim Dirks, Jimmie and Brandie Croker, Katherine and Elizabeth Reiley; four great-grandchildren, London Deshotel, Trey and Silver Duhon, Siera Croker; and one great-great grandchild, Justin Trevon Zeno.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Julian and Eva Broussard; one son, Minos Deshotel; one sister, Helen Broussard Guillotte Breaux; and one brother, Amos Broussard. 
Broussard, Eula Mae (I34295)
 
192 Funeral services for Mrs. Helen Ann Guidry Matlick, 68, will be held at 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 13, 2013 in Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church with Msgr. Ronald Groth officiating.

Burial will be in the St. Anthony Cemetery under the direction of Miguez Funeral Home of Lake Arthur.

Funeral home visitation will be from 1:30 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. Tuesday; and 8:00 a.m. Wednesday until time of services.

A rosary will be recited at 6:00 p.m., Tuesday in the funeral home chapel.

Mrs. Matlick died at 8:00 a.m., Monday, November 11, 2013 in the Jennings American Legion Hospital.

She was a homemaker and a lifelong resident of the Lake Arthur area.

Mrs. Matlick loved spending time with her family, especially her great-granddaughter, Emma Grace.

Survivors include her five daughters, Melinda Abshire Roe and husband Glenn, Donna Ryder and husband Bubba, Sharon Sonnier and husband David, Lonette Benoit and husband Steven all of Lake Arthur, Mary Abshire Hibbitts and husband Todd of Jennings; her eleven grandchildren, Sarah, TuTu, Logan, Kyle, Brittney, Joseph, Grant, Donavon, Luke, Alex and Taylor; and her two great-grandchildren, Xander and Emma.

Mrs. Matlick is preceded in death by her parents, Wilton (Cook) Paul and Eunice Bertrand Guidry; one sister, Dorothy LeMaire; one brother, Sydney "Bonnie" Guidry and one grandson, Jordan Cole Benoit.

Pallbearers will be Glenn A. Roe I, Glenn A. Roe II, Kyle Ryder, David Sonnier, Steven R. Benoit and Todd Hibbitts. Honorary pallbearers will be Logan Ryder, Joseph Sonnier, Grant Benoit, Donavon Benoit, Luke Benoit and Alex Hibbitts. 
Guidry, Helen Ann (I428980)
 
193 Funeral services for Mrs. Lou Ella Cormier Istre, 84, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, February 3, 2014 in Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church with Rev. Charles McMillin and Msgr. Ronald Groth officiating.

Burial will be in the Andrus Cove Cemetery under the direction of Miguez Funeral Home of Lake Arthur.

Funeral home visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m., Sunday; and 8:00 a.m. Monday until time of services.

A rosary will be recited at 6:00 p.m.by the Catholic Daughters #1573, Sunday in the funeral home chapel.

Mrs. Istre died Wednesday, January 29, 2014 in the Camelot Brookside Nursing Home in Jennings.

Mrs. Istre was a lifelong resident of Lake Arthur. She loved to iron and was known for her delicious fried chicken. She loved attending Mass, saying her rosary, dancing and having family get-togethers. Mrs. Istre never had a negative word to say to anyone and she was loved and will be missed by all who knew her. She was a member of Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church and was chosen Catholic Daughter Mother of the Year. She was a member of the church choir, the funeral choir and the Coalition Choir.

She is survived by her husband of 64 years, Mr. Carlton Istre; one daughter, Jessica Guidry and husband Lorne of Jennings; three sons, Robert Dale Istre and wife Bonnie, Dennis Istre and wife Betty, Wayland Istre and wife Laura all of Lake Arthur; 12 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Arcade and Amelie Broussard Cormier; eight sisters and four brothers. 
Cormier, Lou Ella Mary (I351902)
 
194 Funeral services for Mrs. Naomie Thibodeaux Lanthier, 98, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 20, 2013 in Our Lake of the Lake Catholic Church with Msgr. Ronald Groth officiating.

Burial will be in the St. Anthony Cemetery under the direction of Miguez Funeral Home of Lake Arthur.

Funeral home visitation will be from 2:30 p.m. until 10:00 p.m., today, Tuesday; and 8:00 a.m. Wednesday until time of services. A rosary led by the Catholic Daughters will be recited at 7:00 p.m. today, Tuesday in the funeral home chapel.

Mrs. Lanthier died at 8:07 a.m., Monday, March 18, 2013 in the Camelot Brookside Nursing Home in Jennings.

She was a lifelong resident of Lake Arthur, a member of Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church and the Catholic Daughters. Her favorite past-time was working in her yard.

Survivors include three daughters, Wilda Trahan and Una Champagne both of Lake Arthur, Susan Storm of Knoxville, TN; three sisters, Alice Martin, Ann Mathieu , Edith Gutierrez; one brother, Wilton Thibodeaux; ten grandchildren, Kevin Trahan, Julie LaCombe, Colette Manuel, Tony Trahan, Camala Hebert, Jeffery Champagne, Jude Champagne, Paula Broussard, Tina Champagne and Connie Storm; ten great-grandchildren, Jennifer Cormier, Jared Manuel, Brittany Simon, Ashlyn Reed, Josh Trahan, Robbie Trahan, Nicholas LaCombe, Lindsey LaCombe, Chelsea Champagne and Katlin Champagne; and 12 great-great grandchildren. Pallbearers will be Kevin Trahan, Tony Trahan, Jeffery Champagne, Jude Champagne, Marlon Hebert and Jared Manuel.

Mrs. Lanthier is preceded in death by her parents, Evariste and Editha Thibodeaux, her husband Jessie Lanthier, four sisters and three brothers.

The family would like to thank the nurses and aides at Camelot Brookside, her sitter Angie Lacombe, Heart of Hospice. They all were wonderful to her and a special thanks to Father Jeff Starkovich. 
Thibodeaux, Naomie (I420340)
 
195 Funeral Services for Norma Jean Ellis Credeur will be held at 1:00 PM on Saturday, August 25, 2018, at The First Baptist Church of Krotz Springs. Brother Chad Bolfa will conduct the services. Burial will follow in the First Baptist Church Cemetery.

Mrs. Credeur, age 73, a resident of Krotz Springs, passed away on Thursday, August 23, 2018 at Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center.

Norma enjoyed crocheting and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

She is survived by her sons, Bobby St. Romain of Krotz Springs, LA; Charles "Chuck" Dale St. Romain of Krotz Springs, LA; her daughter, Kimberly St. Romain (Craig Trahan) of Arnaudville, LA; her step-son, Charles Ray Credeur of Carencro, LA; her sisters, Elizabeth Huffman (Donnie) of Jonesville, LA; Shirley Dupont (Ronald) of Melville, LA; Debra Evans (Jimmy) of Krotz Springs, LA and Karen Sally Stelly (Olan) of Krotz Springs, LA. She is also survived by eight grandchildren, Brittany Dawn St. Romain, Bobby Neal St. Romain, Jr., Brennan Shane St. Romain, Logan Anthony Reeves, Ethan Earl-John Reeves, Caelan Jean St. Romain, Kieran Renee' St. Romain, Caanan Earl-Blake St. Romain; one great-grandchild, Preslee Skye Torres and a host of nieces, nephews and step-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Essie Credeur; her parents, Ethel Marie Dupuis Ellis and Leon Earl Ellis; her brothers, Eddie Leon Ellis, Robert "Joe" Charles Ellis and Michael Anthony Ellis and her nephew, Eddie Shane Ellis.

Visitation will be held on Friday, August 24, 2018, from 3:00 PM to 10:00 PM at the Lafond-Ardoin Funeral Home in Krotz Springs. It will continue on Saturday, August 25, 2018 from 8:00 AM until the time of service.

Pallbearers will be Logan Anthony Reeves, Robert Kyle Ellis, Bobby Neal St. Romain, Jr., Justin Kyle Kidder, Christopher Michael Huffman, Shawn Darian Ellis, Ronald Steven Dupont, Chad Oscar Nall and Colt Landon Nall.

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

Lafond Ardoin Funeral Home of Krotz Springs, 239 8th Street, Krotz Springs, LA 70750, (337-942-2638) has been entrusted with the funeral arrangements. 
Ellis, Norma Jean (I288975)
 
196 Funeral Services for Verna Morvant LeBlanc,83, will be at 2:00 PM Friday August 2, 2019 in David Funeral Home of Abbeville with Deacon Josh LeBlanc officiating. Interment will follow in St. Paul Mausoleum.

Visitation will be in David Funeral Home of Abbeville Friday from 9:00 AM until service time with recitation of the rosary at 11:00 AM.

Verna, a native and life resident of Abbeville, passed away Wednesday July 31, 2019 in her residence. She enjoyed arts and crafts and trips to the casino. She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother.

She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Allen LeBlanc, her sons, Michael Simon and wife Lynette, Wilbe Simon, Randall Simon and wife Dona, David Simon and partner George, Troy Simon and companion Cecelia, a daughter, Jane Naquin, a brother, Clifton Morvant and wife Virginia, a sister, Helen Frederick, her grandchildren, Shawn, Ryan, Brandie, Blake, McKenzie, Keith, Tiffany, Constance, Joshua, and Gillian, 9 great grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Wilton and Ouida Bourque Morvant, and a son Steven Simon.

Serving as her Pallbearers will be Michael, Shawn, Ryan, Randall, David, and Troy.

The family would like to express a very special thank you to her caregivers Lisa Knight and Mary Comeaux, also to Krystal Boudreaux, Brittny Walker, Lisa Istre and all the helpers at Lamm Hospice who were so kind and caring.

David  Funeral Home of Abbeville is in charge of arrangements 2600 Charity Street Abbeville, LA 70510 (337) 893-3777 
Morvant, Verna Mae (I266881)
 
197 Funeral Services will be conducted for Darius "Danny" Merrick Soileau, Jr., Age 68, at 7:00 PM Wednesday, October 21, 2015 at Evangeline Funeral Home with Rev. Scott Bullock officiating. Interment will be held privately at a later date.

Visitation will begin at 4:00 PM until 9:00 PM on Wednesday at the funeral home.

A native and resident of New Iberia, Danny passed away at 3:10 PM on, Friday, October 16, 2015 at Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center.

Danny loved spending time outdoors at his camp in Loreauville and hunting and fishing. He also enjoyed racing his 1963 Ford Falcon. His family was very important to him and he enjoyed spending time with them and spoiling his grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Theresa Louviere Soileau of New Iberia; one daughter, Tracey S. LeMaire and husband Charles of St. Martinville; one son, Dane Soileau of Lafayette; three grandchildren, McKenzie LeMaire, Conner LeMaire and Cameron LeMaire and three sisters, Lorraine Barras and Debra Romero and husband Barry all of New Iberia and Doris David of Lafayette.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Darius Merrick and Lessie Hilliard Soileau, Sr.; mother and father in law, Maurice and Edna Louviere; brother in law, Eddie Barras, nephew, Tommy Barras and his great niece, Cacie Barras.

To view on-line obituary and sign the guest register, please visit www.evangelinefuneralhome.com.

Evangeline Funeral Homes, Inc. of New Iberia is in charge of arrangements. 
Soileau, Darius Merrick Jr. (I464701)
 
198 Funeral services will be conducted for Elias J. "E. J. " Bodin, 92, at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, October 2, 2019, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church with Father Garrett Savoie officiating. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Mausoleum with Military Graveside Rites Conducted by the New Iberia Veterans Honor Guard.

Visitation will be on Tuesday, October 1, 2019, from 4:00 PM until 9:00 PM and resume on Wednesday, October 2, 2019, at 8:00 AM until 9:30 AM. The rosary will be prayed in the funeral home on Tuesday at 7:00 PM by the Men's Rosary Group.

A native of St. Mary Parish and a resident of New Iberia, E. J. passed away on Friday, September 27, 2019 at 6:00 PM at his residence.

He retired with Loomis after many years of employment. He was a Veteran of the Korean Conflict having served in the U. S. Army, while in the military he worked in post office. He enjoyed gardening, football, all sports and watching western movies.

He is survived by his sons, Byron Bodin, Wayne Bodin both of New Iberia, Neal Bodin and his spouse Barbara of Murphy, N.C., Robby Bodin and his spouse Amy of Cade, Joey Bodin and his spouse Samantha of Jeanerette and Don Bodin and his spouse Keith of Springdale, Arkansas and his daughter, Cris Bodin of Sulphur and eight grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his spouse, Glory Anna LeBlanc Bodin; his father, Saul Bodin and his mother, Hilda Haynes Bodin; his brother, Gerald Bodin and his sisters, Flavia Sanchez, Amy Clements and Dorothy "Dot" Migues.

Serving as pallbearers will be Don Bodin, Robby Bodin, Joey Bodin, Neal Bodin, Byron Bodin and Kenneth Bodin.

Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Ben Bodin.

You can sign the guest register book and / or send condolences at www.davidfuneralhome.org

David Funeral Home of New Iberia, 1101 Trotter St. (337) 369-6336 is in charge of arrangements. 
Bodin, Elias J. (I416428)
 
199 Funeral services will be conducted for Kimberly Eve Decuir, 24, on Wednesday, May 6, 2015, at 12:00 PM at St. Joseph Catholic Church with Father Buddy Breaux officiating. Burial will follow in All Saints Mausoleum.

Visitation will be on Tuesday, May 5, 2015, from 5:00 PM until 9:00 PM and resume on Wednesday, May 6, 2015, at 9:00 AM until the service time. A rosary will be prayed in the funeral home on Tuesday at 7:00 PM.

A native of New Iberia and a resident of Loreauville, Kimberly passed away on Friday, May 1, 2015, at 3:10 PM in a Lafayette hospital.

She was an Honor Student and a 2009 Graduate of Loreauville High School. She was captain of the Cheerleading Squad, selected as an All American Cheerleader in 2008 and 2009 and performed at the Capitol Bowl in Orlando, FL. She was active in Swimming and Gymnastics. She fought a brave battle with mental illness for six and a half years.

She is survived by her parents, Byron J. Decuir and Rose Anne Dugas Decuir of Loreauville; her sister, Jana Angelle and her husband Ron of Loreauville; her brothers, Michael P. Decuir and his wife Lauren of Lafayette, Benjamin M. Decuir of New Iberia and Christopher J. Decuir and his wife Annie of Broussard; her nephews, Cameron, Kale, Landon and Aiden Decuir, Ascher Carhart, her godchild and nephew, Eli Angelle and her nephew, Dylan Angelle; her nieces, Addison Decuir and Jillian Angelle and her special aunt, Penny Decuir of Loreauville.

She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Nolan and Annette Dugas and her paternal grandparents, Lester and Grace Decuir.

Pallbearers will be Michael Decuir, Benjamin Decuir, Christopher Decuir, Ron Angelle, Shane Dugas and Dumas Dugas, Jr.

Serving as honorary pallbearers will be her nephews, Cameron Decuir, Kale Decuir, Landon Decuir, Eli Angelle, Dylan Angelle and Ascher Carhart.

In lieu of flowers the family request memorials to the National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI) at P. O. Box 51903 Lafayette, LA 70505

You can sign the guest register book and / or send condolences at www.davidfuneralhome.org

David Funeral Home of Loreauville, 118 Main St. (337) 229-8338 is in charge of arrangements. 
Decuir, Kimberly Eve (I417666)
 
200 Funeral Services will be conducted for Mr. Jose Balderas, Jr., age 55, on Saturday, June 8, 2013 at 10:00 am at Evangeline Funeral Home. Interment will follow at St. Joseph Church Cemetery in Patterson.

Visitation will be held from 3:00 PM until 9:00 PM on Friday with a Rosary at 7:00 PM. The funeral home will reopen at 8:00 am on Saturday and remain open until service time.

A native of Kingsville, Texas and resident of New Iberia, Mr. Balderas passed away at 11:15 am on Wednesday, June 5, 2013 at Iberia Medical Center.

Mr. Balderas was a member of the Plain View Hunting Club. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. Spending time with family, friends and his granddaughters were especially happy times for him. He was employed by Shamrock Management as an Oilfield Production Foreman.

He is survived by his wife Linda Balderas of New Iberia; son, Jo Ray Balderas of Kingsville, TX, stepson, Joseph Aufleri and wife Nicole of Franklin, LA; daughters, Sunday Landry and husband Charles of Broussard, LA, Jessica Balderas of Kingsville, TX; sisters, Norma Lundy of New Iberia, Linda Hughes of Austin, TX; grandchildren, Ashlyn Landry, Alexi Aufleri, Lillie Balderas and countless nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents Jose Balderas, Sr. and Josefa Mendietta Balderas.

Pallbearers will be Steven Kilsby, Joseph Aufleri, Jo Ray Balderas, Ray Frederick, Rydel Frederick, and Charles Landry.

Honorary pallbearers will be Mike Tobat and Scott Louviere.

To view on-line obituary, video tribute and sign the guest register, please visit www.evangelinefuneralhome.com.

Evangeline Funeral Homes, Inc. of New Iberia is in charge of arrangements. 
Balderas, Jose Jr. (I520030)
 
201 Funeral services will be conducted for Mrs. James T. Desormeaux, Sr., the former Mary Ruth Verret, 75, on Friday, January 15, 2010 at 3:00 PM at St. Peters Catholic Church with Father Ed Degeyter officiating. Interment will follow in Beau Pre Memorial Park Cemetery.

Visitation will begin on Thursday, January 14, 2010 at 2:00 PM until 9:00 PM and resume on Friday, January 15, 2010 at 8:00 AM until services. A rosary will be prayed in the funeral home on Thursday at 6:00 PM.

A native of Jeanerette and a resident of New Iberia, Mrs. Desormeaux died on Tuesday, January 12, 2010 at 10:00 AM in a New Iberia hospital. Mrs. Ruth was truly an amazing woman and always giving of her love, time and support. You could always find her cooking or sewing, as well as encouraging those she loved. She leaves her family and friends with a lifetime of love and memories. She enjoyed cooking and feeding families. She volunteered at area nursing homes and at ARC. She lived for her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

She is survived by her children, Ronnie Desormeaux of Baton Rouge, Tommy Desormeaux and his wife Jeanene of Lafayette, Barry Desormeaux, Tamie Lopez and her husband Mitchell all of New Iberia and Michael âœBoo❠Desormeaux, Sr. and his wife Cristy of De Soto, IL; her brother, Arthur Lee Verret of Jeanerette; her sister, Nileas Migues of New Iberia; her beloved campanion, Dewey Touchet; 19 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James T. Desormeaux, Sr.; her parents, Eulgy and Masey Migues Verret; her sisters, Margaret Breaux and Laura Mae Bourque; her brothers, E. J. Verret, Woodrow Verret, Drolen Verret, Huey Verret and Alvin Verret; her daughter-in-laws, Monica Desormeaux and Kathy Desormeaux.

Pallbearers will be Eric Desormeaux, Jason Desormeaux, Ryan Desormeaux, Adam Desormeaux, James Desormeaux, Chase Desormeaux, John Desormeaux, Michael Desormeaux, Jr. and Brach Lopez.

David Funeral Home of New Iberia, 1101 Trotter St. (337) 369-6336 is in charge of arrangements. 
Verret, Mary Ruth (I376178)
 
202 Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM, with a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Ann's Catholic Church in Mamou on Friday, July 24, 2020 for Juanita Fuselier Young, 87, who passed away on Thursday, July 23, 2020 in Mamou, LA surrounded by her loving family.

Father Billy Massie will be celebrant of the Mass and will conduct funeral services.

Entombment will take place in New St. Ann's Mausoleum.

Juanita Fuselier Young was born on July 20, 1933 to Alexson and Dulea Vige Fuselier. She enjoyed cooking, reading, crochet, and crafting for her family and charity. Juanita's greatest joy, though, was that of spending time with and caring for her family. She was a beautiful wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She was a loving homemaker. Her greatest joy, though, was that of spending time with and caring for her family. Her family and friends will miss her dearly.

Juanita is survived by her children, Melinda Lodge and husband Richard of Bossier City, Randall Young and wife Jerri of Mamou, Melody Pierrotti and husband Marion of Mamou, Rhett Young and wife Sally of Ville Platte, Manon Deloach and husband Ernie of Vidrine, and Robin Young and wife Missy of Mamou; grandchildren, Megan Lodge, Ashley Fontenot and husband Sam, Lauren Key and husband Tim, Raymond Young, Dr. Steven Young and wife Caroline, Katlin Begnaud and husband Jared, Ross Deloach and wife Amy, Gabrielle Rider and husband Steven, Cesily Wilson, Mallory Young, and Marissa Young; step-grandchildren, Brian Pierrotti and wife Kimberly, Michelle Kidder and husband Troy, and Dawn Pierrotti; 12 great-grandchildren, 5 step great-grandchildren; sister, Marsha Reed and husband Charles of Mamou; and brother, Alex Fuselier of North Carolina.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Roderick (Dicky) Young, her parents, Alexson and Dulea Vige Fuselier; brother, Harold Fuselier, and sisters, Jenella Manuel and Priscilla Landreneau.

A rosary will be recited at 9:30 AM on Friday, July 24, 2020 at St. Ann's Catholic Church.

Family and friends may leave condolences for the family at www.ardoinfuneralhomes.com.

Ardoin's Funeral Home in Mamou is in charge of arrangements. 
Fuselier, Juanita (I39905)
 
203 Funeral services will be held at 10:30 A.M. Monday, March 18, 2013 at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Church Point, La. for Estelle Higginbotham, the former Estelle Tweedel. Mrs. Higginbotham, a native of Lewisburg, La. and long-time resident of Church Point, died at 10:25 A.M. Saturday, March 16 at Acadia-St. Landry Guest Home in Church Point. Monsignor Jefferson J. DeBlanc will conduct the services with entombment following in the Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Mausoleum on Highway 35 north of Church Point.

Survivors include two sons, Danny Higginbotham of Opelousas and Blane Higginbotham of Church Point; a daughter, Carla Ethridge and husband Marty of Youngsville, La.; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dan Higginbotham, Sr.; her parents, Joseph and Josephine (Gay) Tweedel and two grandchildren, Martin Allen Ethridge, Jr. and Scott Tyler Ethridge. She was also preceded by a sister and four brothers. Mrs. Higginbotham was an LPN at Acadia-St. Landry Hospital in Church Point for over forty years. The family requested that visiting hours be observed from 1:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M. on Sunday, March 17 and continue from 8:00 A.M. Monday until the time of services. A recitation of the Rosary will be held at 7:00 P.M. on Sunday by Monsignor DeBlanc 
Tweedel, Estelle (I334563)
 
204 Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 A.M. Monday, March 9, 2015 at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Church Point, La. for Judy Boudreaux, 68, the former Judy Anne Gauthreaux. Mrs. Boudreaux, a native and currently a resident of Church Point, died Friday morning, March 6 at her residence. Monsignor Jefferson J. DeBlanc will conduct the services with interment to be determined by family.

Survivors include three sons, Lane Galloway II and wife Jessica of Montgomery, Tex. and Maury Thibodeaux and wife Christina and Shawn Thibodeaux and wife Maria-all of Sulphur, La.; a brother, Larry "Goat" Gauthreaux and wife Merillene of Lafayette, La. and seven grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Norman and Leonie Johnson Gauthreaux and two grandchildren, Kyler and Krischan Thibodeaux.

The family requested that visiting hours be observed from 4:00 P.M. until 10:00 P.M. on Sunday, March 8 and continue from 8:00 A.M. Monday until the time of the services. A recitation of the Rosary will be held at 7:00 P.M. Sunday by Monsignor DeBlanc.

A devoted Catholic, Mrs. Boudreaux was actively involved in the Catholic Church and a Church Point Bible group for many years.

Arrangements are being handled by Guidry Funeral Home, Inc.; 219 N. Broadway, Church Point, La. (337) 684-5488. View the obituary and guest book on-line at guidryfuneralhome.com. 
Gauthreaux, Judy Ann (I382776)
 
205 Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Monday, August 10, 2015 at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Church Point, La. for Gladys Cecilia Henry, 85. Ms. Henry, a native and long-time resident of Church Point and currently a resident of Maison de Lafayette, died Thursday morning, August 6 at Lafayette General Medical Center in Lafayette, La. Father Matt Melancon will conduct the services with entombment following in the Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Mausoleum adjacent to the church.

Survivors include five nieces: Jenny Domingue of Lafayette, Karen Levy and husband Mark of Baton Rouge, La., Denise Caldwell and husband Brent of Albany, La., Lynn Patin and husband Keith of Scott, La. and Joan DeJean and husband Bobby of Prairieville, La.; a nephew, Ronnie Doucet and wife Ginger of Lafayette and numerous great nieces and great nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Ivy and Emily LeJeune Henry and two sisters, Lena Doucet and Ola Mae Cormier.

The family requested that visiting hours be observed at Guidry Funeral Home from 4:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M. on Sunday, August 9 and continue from 8:00 A.M. Monday until the time of the services. A recitation of the Rosary will be held there at 7:00 P.M. Sunday by Father Melancon and the local council of the Catholic Daughters of the Americas.

Pallbearers will be Ben Domingue, Matt and Damian Doucet, Kyle Patin, Sam Levy, Brannon Byrd and Tyler Caldwell. Readers will be Karen Levy and Norma Johnson and gift bearers will be Abby and Luke Domingue.

A valued employee of long standing at Horecky Motors in Church Point, Ms. Henry was a member of the Catholic Daughters of the Americas and volunteered at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church Rectory as a "money-counter" for many years. The family wishes to thank her caretakers at Maison de Lafayette for their services. Ms. Henry always thought of them as her friends and "second family". 
Henry, Gladys Cecilia (I459130)
 
206 Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Monday, June 29, 2015 at Guidry Funeral Home in Church Point, La. for James Lester Clavier, 60. Mr. Clavier, a native and long-time resident of Church Point, died Friday evening, June 26 at Acadia-St. Landry Hospital in Church Point. Pastor Josh Carrier will conduct the services with interment following in the Monsignor Bienvenu Cemetery on Highway 35 north of Church Point.

Survivors include a son, Tyson Clavier of Lafayette, La.; two brothers, Henry Clavier of Eunice, La. and Nelson Clavier of Church Point; two sisters, Gloria Carrier and Betty C. Gaultier and husband Richard-all of Church Point and a grandchild, Delaney Orr.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Hilton and Rena Cormier Clavier and two brothers, Clyde and Roy Clavier.

The family requested that visiting hours be observed at Guidry Funeral Home from 10:00 A.M. until 9:00 P.M. on Sunday, June 28 and continue from 8:00 A.M. Monday until the time of the services.

Arrangements are being handled by Guidry Funeral Home, Inc.; 219 N. Broadway, Church Point, La. (337) 684-5488. View the obituary and guest book on-line at guidryfuneralhome.com. 
Clavier, James Lester (I455738)
 
207 Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, October 21, 2019, at St. Bernard Catholic Church in Breaux Bridge for George Menard, Sr., 95, who died peacefully at his home October 19, surrounded by his family.

The family requests that visiting hours be observed from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Sunday, October 20th and continue at 7:00 a.m. Monday morning until 10:30 a.m. A rosary will be recited at 7:00 p.m. Sunday evening by his sisters-in-law. Sheriff Ronnie Theriot will deliver the eulogy Monday.

Father Stephen Pellessier, Associate Pastor of St. Bernard Church, will officiate at the funeral Mass. Readers will be granddaughters Kacie Breaux and Allie Dore. Gift bearers will be great grandchildren Hayden Berard, Kaisley Devillier and Jace Menard.

Interment will follow at St. Bernard Cemetery No. 2 in Breaux Bridge.

Mr. Menard was the first elected Chief of Police in Breaux Bridge, and served in that position for 30 years until his resignation in 1995. He also served as 4th Ward Constable for 8 years from 1953 - 1961, then as City Marshal in Breaux Bridge from 1961 to 1973 prior to his service as Police Chief. He started his role as Chief in 1973 with a 3-man force & one police car and retired with a 17-man force and 6 patrol cars, establishing a strong law enforcement foundation that continues to grow today.

He enjoyed serving the people of Breaux Bridge and worked tirelessly to help those in need. His love of politics led many politicians to his door to ask for his support when running for office. These included candidates for police jury, city council, mayor, sheriff, state legislature, judge and Governor.

He was an honest man who prayed the rosary faithfully every day, reciting a long list of names of family members during these daily prayers to assure that God knew who he was praying for. He was a parishioner of St. Bernard Catholic Church, where he attended weekly Mass, arriving 1 1/2 hours ahead of time so he could recite up to 4 rosaries prior to Mass.

"Chief", as he was affectionately called, enjoyed raising race horses and watching his brothers and nephew train them. He also raised, at one time or other, goats, sheep, chickens and pigs on his "farm". George worked hard all of his life as a farmer with his father and brothers, on the pipelines being built in South Louisiana, then in law enforcement for 42 years. Life dealt a cruel hand to him in his last years, reducing his vision to a minimum and preventing him from driving to the farm to tend to his animals. His love of dancing found him at Pat's Atchafalaya Club on weekends dancing and visiting with his friends.

George was a member of the Louisiana Chiefs of Police Association and the American Legion, having served in the U.S. Army during World War II, St. Bernard's Holy Name Society, and the Woodmen of the World.

Survivors include five children, Nolan and his spouse Joyce, Georgie Devillier, Ethel Huval, George Jr. (Poncho), and Viola (ShuShu) and her spouse Don; one sister, Rose Savoy (Whitney), one brother, Harold (Barbara); his grandchildren, Cy, Jamie, and Chris Devillier; Brock, Kolin, Camron Menard and Tara Berard; Vince Menard; Sidney, Blake, and Brady Huval; Kasey Breaux, Abbie Mouton, Allie Dore and Kobie Rhodes; 18 great grandchildren; his stepchildren, Liz Landry, Cynthia Usie (Louis), and Howard Dupuis; 6 step grandchildren, and 14 step great grandchildren.

George was preceded in death by his wife and mother of his children, Viola LeBlanc Menard, his second wife, Ione Bergeron Dupuis Menard, his parents Clement and Feliciane Champagne Menard, his brothers Wilton, Francis, and Alton (Kye) Menard, his daughter-in-law, Bonnie Pontiff Menard, two sons-in-law, Keith Huval and Jimmie Devillier,1 step grandchild, and 1 step great grandchild.

Pallbearers will be his grandsons, Cy and Chris Devillier, Brock, Vince and Kolin Menard, and Sidney Huval.

Honorary pallbearers will be grandsons, Brady and Blake Huval, Jamie Devillier, Camron Menard and dear friends, Charlie Thibodeaux and Jerry Frederick.




Pellerin Funeral Home of Breaux Bridge, 211 Berard St., Breaux Bridge, LA 70517, (337-332-2111) is in charge of arrangements. 
Menard, George Sr. (I497299)
 
208 Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 P.M. Saturday, November 17, 2012 at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Church Point, La. for Alton Leon "Tony" Huckaby, 71. Mr. Huckaby, a native of Eunice, La. and long-time resident of Church Point, died at 7:00 A.M. Monday, November 12 at his residence.

Father Mark Thibodeaux will conduct the services with interment following in the Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Cemetery on Highway 35 north of Church Point.

Survivors include a daughter, Dawn Cole and husband Bill of Smithfield, R.I.; his sisters, Verda Mae Siffert and Patsy Chapman of Eunice and Becky Miller and husband Craig of Basile, La.; a granddaughter, Kayla Cole of Tuscaloosa, Ala.; a special friend, Bernadine LeJeune of Church Point and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Lucille (Barousse) Huckaby; his parents, Alton L. and Eulalie (Fruge) Huckaby; a brother, James Huckaby and two sisters, Kathleen Briscoe and Betty Jayne LeCoq..

The family requested that visiting hours be observed from 10:00 A.M. until 9:00 P.M. on Friday, November 16 and continue from 10:00 A.M. Saturday until the time of the services. A recitation of the Rosary will be held at 7:00 P.M. on Friday by Monsignor Jefferson J. DeBlanc.

Pallbearers will be Paul, John and James Siffert; Alton James, James and Brandon Huckaby and honorary pallbearer Craig Neal Miller II. Mr. Huckaby, a Viet Nam veteran, retired from the U.S. Air Force in 1983 as a Master Sergeant with some twenty-two years service. He learned air conditioning and electrical repair and worked for the Acadia Parish School Board for many years. An avid hunter and fisherman, Mr. Huckaby enjoyed doing so with his daughter, granddaughter and many nephews. An active member of VFW Post 9903 and American Legion Post 225, a Fourth Degree Knight of Knights of Columbus Council 2504 and a member of the Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Choir for many years, he will be honored with a Flag Presentation Ceremony at the time of services. 
Huckaby, Alton Leon (I342882)
 
209 Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 PM on Monday, August 10, 2015 at Duhon Funeral Home Chapel, LLC of Rayne, LA for Wallace Joseph Trahan. He was 73 years of age. Visitation will be held at Duhon Funeral Home, LLC. , Chapel on Sunday, August 9,2015 beginning at 10:00 AM, with a Recitation of the Holy Rosary at 7:00 PM, until 10:00 PM and will resume on Monday at 8:00 AM until just prior to service time. Interment will follow the funeral service and will be in St. Theresa Catholic Cemetery in Duson, LA. Mr. Trahan passed away on Saturday, August 8, 2015 in Lafayette, LA.

He is survived by his wife, Marjorie C. Trahan of Duson, LA; daughters, Debra Broussard and her husband, David of Church Point, LA, Pamela Trahan and partner, Victor Hebert of Opelousas, LA; grandchildren, David Broussard, II, Sean Tate, Crystal Broussard, DonnaJo Broussard and Aaron Tate; great-grandchildren, Alyssa Broussard, Taylor Broussard, Shanan Beckwith and Hunter Broussard; brothers, Wilton Trahan, Carol Trahan, Rodney Trahan and Paul Trahan; sisters, Delta Thibodeaux and Linda Credeur.

Mr. Trahan was preceded in death by his parents, Edney Trahan and Ethel Marie Albarado Trahan; brother, Dalton Trahan and sister, Rosa Mae Spell.

Pallbearers will be David Broussard, II, Sean Tate, Aaron Tate, Michell Trahan, Ronnie Trahan and Victor Hebert. Honorary pallbearers will be Jr. Thibodeaux, David Broussard and Bradley Thibodeaux.

You may view the obituary, sign the guest registry and express condolences online to Mr. Trahan' s at www.duhonfuneralhome.com.

Duhon Funeral Home, LLC- Rayne, LA, (337)334-3600, 900 East Texas Avenue, Rayne, LA 70578 is in charge of all of the arrangements. 
Trahan, Wallace Joseph (I330722)
 
210 Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, June 10, 2020, at Pellerin Funeral Home in New Iberia for Kenneth E. Patton, Sr., 92, who passed away on Thursday, June 4, 2020, at his home.

A gathering of family and friends will be at the funeral home from 9:00 am until 1:00 pm on Wednesday.

Interment will follow at Broussard Cemetery Annex in New Iberia, with military honors provided by the Acadiana Veterans Honor Guard.

Kenneth Eugene Patton, Sr. was born in Webb City, Oklahoma on December 27, 1927 to the late Joseph A. Patton, Sr. and Icle Epley Patton. In his college years he enjoyed boxing. He proudly served our country in the United States Air Force during WWII, where he trained as an airplane mechanic, and was the recipient of the WWII Victory Medal. A faithful Christian, Mr. Patton read his Bible daily, and was a member of Cornerstone Cowboy Church and Gideons International. He was a dedicated family man who enjoyed woodworking, fishing, doing crossword puzzles, and working with cattle and horses at Patton Farms. Mr. Keno was a loving father, grandfather, great-grandfather who will be deeply missed.

He is survived by a son, Kenneth "Kenny" Patton, Jr. and wife Phyllis of New Iberia; granddaughters, Ansley Barnes and husband Paul of Katy, TX, and Angela Blanchard and husband Brian of New Iberia; sister, Patsy Patton Duck of New Iberia; brother, Earl E. Patton and wife Lorraine of New Iberia; great-grandchildren, Hailey Blanchard Bell and spouse Daniel, Ali Blanchard, Courtney Blanchard, Patton Barnes, Paisley Barnes, and Parker Barnes.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 61 years, Lillia Pesson Patton; a brother, Joseph Alfred Patton, Jr.; and a great grandchild, Ashtyn Barnes.

Pallbearers will be Paul Barnes, Brian Blanchard, Patton Barnes, Eddie Patton, Mark Duck, Bobby Patton. 
Patton, Kenneth Eugene Sr. (I282723)
 
211 Funeral services will be held at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, October 16, 2019, at Our Savior's Church in Broussard for Kenneth J. Segura, 64, who passed away on Friday, October 11, 2019, in New Iberia.

Entombment will follow in the Nativity of Our Lady Cemetery in New Iberia.

Pastor Paul Neel will officiate.

A gathering of family and friends will be Tuesday from 4:00 pm until 9:00 pm at Pellerin Funeral Home in New Iberia. Visitation will continue on Wednesday from 8:00 am until 12 noon.

A native and lifelong resident of New Iberia, Mr. Segura was born on January 7, 1955 to the late Alton and Lois Bodin Segura. He was a graduate of New Iberia Senior High and had worked for Dutch Gosnell, Allen Tank, and Cameron International. He enjoyed fishing and spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife, Kathy Suire Segura of New Iberia; son, Brandon Segura (Jody) of Erath; daughters, Hope Segura of New Iberia, Amy Segura (Andy Marshall) of New Iberia; brothers, Percy Segura of New Iberia, Lynn Segura (Brenda) of New Iberia, Ronald Segura (Tina) of St. Martinville; grandchildren, Jace Segura, Landyn Segura, Joshua Segura, Tony Segura, Trevor Faucheaux, Dylan Vidrine, and Madison Vidrine.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his infant son, Christopher; mother & Father in law, Mary and Eugene Suire; and a sister-in-law, Cheryl Segura.

Pallbearers will be Troy Segura, Ben Segura, Damon Suire, Richard Suire, Zachary Lavergne, and Micah Charpentier.

Pellerin Funeral Home, 502 Jefferson Terrace Blvd., New Iberia, LA 70560, (337-365-3331) is in charge of arrangements. 
Segura, Kenneth J. (I488451)
 
212 Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 PM, on Sunday, January 11, 2015, at St. Bernard Catholic Church in Breaux Bridge, for Lawrence Picard, 84, who passed away on Friday, January 9, 2015, at Lafayette General Medical Center.

The family requests that visiting hours be observed from 10:00 am until 8:00 PM on Saturday, and continue on Sunday at 8:00 am until 12:30 PM, at Pellerin Funeral Home in Breaux Bridge. A rosary will be prayed at 6:30 PM on Saturday.

Rev. David Broussard will officiate at the Funeral Service. Scriptures will be read by Joey Picard and Jennifer Angelle. Entombment will follow at St. Bernard Cemetery No. 2 in Breaux Bridge.

Mr. Picard was a veteran of the Korean Conflict, honorably serving his country in the United States Navy, while serving aboard the aircraft carrier, U.S.S. Valley Forge. He was the owner and operator of Picard's Auto Parts since 1961, which still today remains a family owned business. Lawrence was a parishioner of St. Bernard Catholic Church and a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He was an airplane pilot and loved riding his tractor and spending time with his family.

He is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Irene Friedman Picard; two sons, Larry Picard and wife, Millie, and Rick Picard and wife, Lisa; two daughters, Tavia Hudi and husband, Tony, and Nicole Blanchard and husband, Tommy; his brother, Jack Picard, Jr. and wife, Mimi; his sister-in-law, Mary Picard; six grandchildren, Brandon Picard and wife, Nicole, Robert Picard and wife, Abbi, Richard Picard, Sam Hudi, Simon Hudi, and Tanner Blanchard; and four great grandchildren, Emma and Chloe Picard and Jake and Andrew Picard.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Jack Picard, Sr. and Idalie Thibodeaux Picard; and his brother, Joe Picard.

Pallbearers will be Brandon Picard, Robert Picard, Richard Picard, Tommy Blanchard, Tony Hudi, Sam Hudi, Simon Hudi, and Bryce Andrepont.

Honorary pallbearer will be Tanner Blanchard.

Pellerin Funeral Home of Breaux Bridge, 211 Berard St., Breaux Bridge, LA 70517, (337-332-2199) is in charge of arrangements. 
Picard, Lawrence (I419117)
 
213 Funeral Services will be held at 1:30 P.M. Monday, September 1, 2014 at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Church Point for Mavis Douga, 90, the former Mavis Faul. Mrs. Douga, a native and long-time resident of Church Point, died at 7:05 P.M. Friday, August 29 at Opelousas General Hospital in Opelousas, La. Monsignor Jefferson J. DeBlanc will conduct the services with interment following in the Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Cemetery on Highway 35 north of Church Point.

Survivors include her sons, Ebey Henry, Jr. and wife Jacqueline of Mire, La; Michael Henry and wife Patsy of Carencro, La. and Kenneth Henry and wife Albercy, Johnny Henry and Billy Henry and wife Jessica - all of Church Point; her daughters, Dorothy Nelams and husband Robert of Church Point, Geraldine Circello and husband Pete of Melville,La., Delores Vidrine and husband Velton of Opelousas and Geneva Stelly and husband Mike of Arnaudville, La.; her brothers, Reivers and Clinton Faul of Church Point; her sisters, Evelyn Huval and Liera Porche of Baton Rouge, La. and Eva Jean Miller of Nederland, Tex.; a daughter-in-law, Patsy Henry and thirty-two grandchildren, sixty-one great-grandchildren and twelve great-great-grandchildren and numerous loving nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Easton Douga; her parents, Valmont, Sr. and Aldogonte Vasseur Faul; a son, Gerald Henry; an infant son; a daughter, Mary Henry; six brothers; four sisters and three grandchildren, David Nelams, Jordan Mobert and Conner Lamana.

The family requested that visiting hours commence at 11:00 A.M. Sunday, August 31 and continue uninterrupted until the time of the services on Monday. A recitation of the Rosary will be held at 7:00 P.M. on Sunday by Monsignor DeBlanc.

An unfailingly loving mother, family was everything to her.

Arrangements are being handled by Guidry Funeral Home, Inc.; 219 N. Broadway, Church Point, La. (337) 684-5488. View the obituary and guest book on-line at guidryfuneralhome.com. 
Faul, Mavis Mary (I442048)
 
214 Funeral Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, July 2, 2018 for Janel Bourque Duplechin in the Skip Montet Chapel at Lafond-Ardoin Funeral Home. Deacon Sammy Diesi will officiate the service. Rite of Committal will follow at Bellevue Memorial Park Cemetery.

Visitation will be held at Lafond-Ardoin Funeral Home on Monday, July 2, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service. A Rosary will be prayed at 10:00 a.m. by Deacon Sammy Diesi.

Mrs. Duplechin, age 75, passed away on Friday, June 29, 2018 at her residence.

Janel was a bank teller for many years at American Bank, Washington State Bank and St. Landry Bank. She then went to work as a secretary at the Louisiana Yambilee Association and the St. Landry Parish School Board. Janel enjoyed playing cards and spending time with her cousins and friends. She also loved doing crafts and ceramics with her elderly friends. Janel will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Ernest Duplechin; and her parents, Elsie Doucet Bourque and Darius Bourque.

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. 
Bourque, Janel (I365108)
 
215 Funeral Services will be held at 1:30 P.M. Thursday, November 14, 2019 at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Church Point, LA for Tommy A. "Tom" Norman, 78. Mr. Norman, a native of Rayne, LA and currently a resident of Church Point, died Sunday morning, November 10 at The Carpenter House Hospice in Lafayette, LA. Pastor Patrick Broussard will conduct the services and the interment following in the church cemetery on Hwy 35 north of Church Point.

Survivors include his wife, Jean Norman of Church Point; his sons, Keith and Mike Norman of Sunset, LA; a stepson, Jonathan Murphy and wife Jill of Church Point; his stepdaughters, Bridget Boudreaux and companion David Theriot of Church Point, Roxanne Bourgeois and husband Michael of Lawtell, LA and Stacey Priestner and husband Roger of Zachary, LA; a sister, Cynthia Breaux and husband Richard of Addis, LA; two grandchildren, eight step-grandchildren and seven step-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two daughters, Christine and Victoria Norman; his parents, Anthony and Odile Hulin Norman and a brother, Kenneth Norman.

The family requested that visiting hours be observed at Guidry Funeral Home from 11:00 A.M. until 9:00 P.M. on Wednesday, November 13 and continue from 9:00 A.M. Thursday until the time of the services. A rosary will be recited at 7:00 P.M. Wednesday by Jonathan Murphy. Pallbearers will be Keith, Mike and Logan Norman; David Theriot, Nick Doucet and Michael Bourgeois; Honorary pallbearers will be Chris Romero, Freddy Deshotel, Dave Watt and Michael Bourgeois II. His stepson, Jonathan Murphy, will be an altar server. The owner operator, along with his wife Jean, of "Le Vieux Moulin"; Mr. Norman loved working with his hands, loved to dance, just loved Life. A proud U.S. Marine veteran of the Viet Nam War and member of VFW Post 9903, Mr. Norman will be honored with a Flag Presentation Ceremony at the time of services. Truly loved, he will be sadly missed by his extended family and friends. Arrangements are being handled by Guidry Funeral Home, Inc.; 219 N. Broadway, Church Point, LA. 
Norman, Tommy Anthony (I417561)
 
216 Funeral Services will be held at 1:30 P.M. Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Church Point, La. for Mrs. Huey "Nell" Olivier, 71, the former Nelwin Marie Bergeron. Mrs. Olivier, a native and long-time resident of Church Point, died at 10:50 P.M. Friday, October 18 at Opelousas General Hospital in Opelousas, La. Monsignor Jefferson J. DeBlanc will conduct the services with entombment following in the Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Mausoleum on Highway 35 north of Church Point.

Survivors include her husband, Huey "Sunny" Olivier of Church Point; her son and daughter, Darby Michael Olivier and Rochelle Olivier of Church Point; two sisters, Roberta Thibodeaux of Church Point and Nadine Thibodeaux and husband Jay of Iowa, La.; eight grandchildren: Simone B. Daigle and husband Cullen, Allison Benoit and fiance James Meche, Jr., Jordan Benoit, Colby Leger and Tiffany Olivier, Alona Olivier, Tricia Olivier and Tara Olivier-all of Church Point-and six great-grandchildren: Madisyn, Cole and Leigha Daigle; Hayden Meche, Raegan Elkins and Ana' Leah Rose Olivier. She was preceded in death by her parents, Alphonse "Bea" and Ester Leger Bergeron and two sons, Dirk and Lawrence Randall Olivier.

The family requested that visiting hours be observed from 10:00 A.M. until 10:00 P.M. on Monday, October 21 and continue from 8:00 A.M. Tuesday until the time of the services. A recitation of the Rosary will be held at 7:00 P.M. on Monday by Monsignor DeBlanc.

Mrs. "Nell" and her husband Huey established "Sunny's", a family restaurant, in 1972. Co-managing it, they made it a popular eating and meeting place for Church Point and the surrounding area. 
Bergeron, Nelwin Marie (I349356)
 
217 Funeral Services will be held at 1:30 PM Saturday, March 28, 2015 at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Church Point for Shevonne Cormier Tweedel, 58, who passed away at 9:20 PM Tuesday, March 24 at her residence. Msgr. Jefferson J. DeBlanc, Pastor of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, will conduct the funeral services with burial in the St. John Cemetery in Lewisburg, La.

Shevonne, a resident of Lewisburg, was the daughter of the late Joseph Alton Cormier and the former Beulah Fontenot.
She is survived by her husband, Douglas B. Tweedel, Sr. of Lewisburg; two step- daughters, Shannon Tweedel and Toni Tweedel-both of Lewisburg; one step-son, Douglas "Dougie" Tweedel, Jr. of Krotz Springs, LA; two step-granddaughters, Kurstin and Ariana Tweedel of Lewisburg; her in-laws, Mr. and Mrs. James Tweedel, Sr. of Stuart, OK; her "children", Gizmo, Denim and Diggity II and a host of cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a step-daughter, Riki Tweedel.
The family requests that visiting hours be observed at Guidry Funeral Home from 2:00 PM to 9:00 PM on Friday, March 27 and continue from 9:00 am Saturday until the time of services. A rosary will be recited in the funeral home at 6:30 PM Friday evening.

Shevonne, with a Masters of Education in teaching the "learning disabled", taught for some thirty-two years in local schools. A devout Catholic and tireless volunteer, she was a member of the Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Parish Council, The Catholic Daughters of America, a Eucharistic minister and a Church Lector; rising to the highest level of lay persons in the Diocese of Lafayette. Loved by her family, friends and associates, she will truly be missed.

Personal condolences may be sent to the Tweedel family at www.guidryfuneralhome.com. Guidry Funeral Home, 219 N. Broadway St., Church Point, LA is in charge of final arrangements. 
Cormier, Shevonne (I400559)
 
218 Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 P.M. Friday, December 7, 2012 at St. Edward Catholic Church in Richard, La. for Raphael "Ralph" Vanicor,74. Mr. Vanicor, a native and long-time resident of rural Acadia Parish near Church Point, died at 11:50 A.M. Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center in Lafayette, La. Father Wayne Duet will conduct the services with interment following in the Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Cemetery on Highway 35 north of Church Point.

Survivors include a son, Marcus Vanicor and wife Marla of Church Point; a daughter, Jennifer Scanlan and husband Charles of Church Point; a sister, Della Richert and husband Jerry of Church Point; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Sadie (Venable) Vanicor; his parents, Gervais and Rena (Richard) Vanicor and a grandson, Trae Vanicor.

The family requested that visiting hours begin at 10:00 A.M. on Thursday, December 6 and continue uninterrupted until the time of the services on Friday. A recitation of the Rosary will be held at 7:30 P.M. on Thursday by Monsignor Jefferson J. DeBlanc.

Mr. Vanicor was a member of Knights of Columbus Council 9436 in Richard and a member of the Acadia Parish and Louisiana Cattlemen's Associations. 
Vanicor, Raphael (I187652)
 
219 Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 P.M. Friday, November 29, 2013 for Beatrice Savoy Constantine who died on the morning of Tuesday, November 26. Mrs. Constantine died of natural causes at the glorious age of 100. She was born on December 24, 1912 to Berchman and Alice Leger Savoy. She was a life-long resident of Church Point where she raised her family. She was married to Frank "Yan" Alvin Bergeron and Joseph Ovey Constantine. She was a member of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

She is survived by her children, Wayman Bergeron and his wife Benita of Lafayette, La., Helen Bergeron of Church Point, Charles "Shirley" Bergeron (spouse of the late Madeline Johnson) of Scott, La., Sylvia Bergeron Daugereaux and her husband Rodney of Church Point, Anthony "Tony" Constantine and his wife Susan of Bloomington, Ind., a daughter-in-law, Madeline Bergeron of Church Point as well as a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Mrs. Constantine was preceded in death by her parents, her husbands, her son, Charles Ray Bergeron, three grandchildren, Diana Labbe and Ronald and Kurt Thibodeaux, a son-in-law, Kurtney Thibodeaux and two great-grandchildren, Daniel and Gabrielle Bearb. Visitation will be observed from 9:00 A.M. Friday until the time of the services and a recitation of the Rosary will be held at 1:15 P.M. The Services and Rosary will be officiated by Monsignor Jefferson J. DeBlanc with entombment in the Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Mausoleum on Highway 35 north of Church Point.

Pallbearers will be Sylvia and Rodney Daugereaux, Paul and Susie Daigle, Anthony "Tony" Constantine and Wayman, Charles "Shirley" and Frank Bergeron. 
Savoy, Beatrice (I379621)
 
220 Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, October 4, 2019 for Verna Faul O'Pry in the Skip Montet Chapel at LaFond-Ardoin Funeral Home in Opelousas. Deacon Ulysses Joubert will officiate the services. Rite of Committal will follow at Bellevue Memorial Park.

Visitation will be held at LaFond-Ardoin Funeral Home on Friday, October 4, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. until the time of services. A Rosary will be prayed at 1:30 p.m. by Deacon Ulysses Joubert.

Verna Faul O'Pry, age 89 and a resident of Opelousas, passed away on Monday, September 30, 2019 at Heritage Manor Nursing Home.

Verna worked as an LPN for many years at Opelousas General Health Systems and at a local OB/GYN office. She loved reading, baking and she was known for her bargain shopping. Verna enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. She was a loving mother and grandmother, who will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

She is survived by her daughter, Judy O'Pry Sosa; brother, Carlton Faul and his wife, Ethel; grandchildren, Joseph Sosa, Julie Balhoff and her husband, Matthew, Jennifer Vidrine and her husband, Casey, Josie Pitre and Justin O'Pry; great-grandchildren, Parker, Hannah, Elizabeth, Sophie, Christian and Blakely; and great-great-grandchildren, Bailee and Alyiah.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Ezoide and Aline Richard Faul; son, Michael O'Pry; father of her children, Joseph Melvin O'Pry; sisters, Mary Hollier and her husband, Robert and Verna Walsh and her husband, Hugh; nephew, Carl Faul; and nieces, Peggy Miles, Claire D. Bourque and Christie Campbell Bergeron.

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. 
Faul, Verna (I596872)
 
221 Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM at Ardoin's Funeral Home in Mamou on Sunday, September 9, 2018, for Schuyler David McGee, 45, who passed away on Thursday, September 06, 2018 in Mamou, LA.

Burial will take place in the New St. Ann's Cemetery in Mamou.

Schuyler David McGee was born in Houston, TX on October 24, 1972 to Kenneth Wayne McGee and Diana D. Deason.

He is survived by his parents, Kenneth Wayne McGee and Diana D. Deason; two sons, Chase McGee and Jordan McGee; paternal grandmother, Bernice McGee Siebert; maternal grandmother, Ethel Deshotels; several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Bobby McGee and maternal grandfather, Wesley Deshotels.

The family requests that visitation be observed at Ardoin's Funeral Home in Mamou on Saturday, September 8, 2018 from 4:00 PM until 10:00 PM. Visitation will continue Sunday from 8:00 AM until service time.

Personal condolences may be sent to the McGee family at www.ardoinfuneralhomes.com

Ardoin's Funeral Home of Mamou is in charge of arrangements 
McGee, Schuyler David (I40870)
 
222 Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM at Ardoin's Funeral Home of Ville Platte on Tuesday, September 18, 2018, for Daniel Kade Fontenot, 30, who passed away on Saturday, September 15, 2018 in Ville Platte, LA.

Brian Dore, pastor of New Life Assembly of God Church, will conduct the funeral services.

Burial will take place in St. Andrew Cemetery in Plaisance, LA.

Kade was born in Opelousas, LA on February 17, 1988 to Danny Fontenot and Tammy LaFleur Kalb. He went home to be with his Lord and Savior on September 15, 2018. Kade loved the Lord Jesus with all his heart and he longed to study his bible daily. He attended New Life Assembly of God in Ville Platte and when he lived in Lafayette he was a faithful member of Metro Life Church.

As a young man, Kade worked on the pipelines as a certified pipe x-ray technician. During his spare time he enjoyed spending time with his family, playing video games, and listening to music. He loved his family immensely and their memories with Kade will never be forgotten. His life brought everyone great joy and his legacy will be cherished in the hearts of his loved ones forever.

He is survived by his father, Danny Fontenot of Ville Platte; mother, Tammy Kalb of Lafayette; three brothers, Alex Fontenot, Dustin Kalb, and Dylan Kalb; aunts, Connie Hall and Annette Lodrigue; uncles, Justin LaFleur of Grand Prairie, Clint LaFleur of Grand Prairie, and Merril Fontenot of Grand Prairie; grandmothers, Ana Lee Saucier of Opelousas and Judy LaFleur of Grand Prairie; Nanny, Tressa LaFleur; and Parain, Burke Saucier of New Orleans.

He is preceded in death by his grandfather, Larris Fontenot, Yat Saucier, Don LaFleur, and Bobby Lodrigue; and Uncles, Randell Fontenot and Chris Ortego.

The family requests that visitation be observed at Ardoin's Funeral Home in Ville Platte on Tuesday, September 18, 2018 from 9:00 AM until 2:00 PM. Burial will follow service.

Personal condolences may be sent to the Fontenot family at www.ardoinfuneralhomes.com

Ardoin's Funeral Home of Ville Platte is in charge of arrangements. 
Fontenot, Daniel Kade (I557038)
 
223 Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM on Monday, July 6, 2015 at St. Edward Catholic Church in Richard, LA for Alice B. LeJeune, 93, who passed away at 07:39 PM Friday, July 3 at her residence. Rev. Wayne Duet, Pastor of St. Edward Catholic Church, will conduct the funeral services with burial immediately following in St. Edward Cemetery adjacent to the church.

Alice, a resident of rural Acadia Parish near Richard, was the daughter of the late Daniel Blanchard and the former Celiman Boudreaux.

She is survived by three daughters, Lois LeBlanc and husband John "J.V." of Duson, LA., Lou Anna Barry of Rayne, LA and Charlotte Lavergne of Lafayette, LA; two sons, Roland LeJeune and wife Patty of Pitreville, LA and Randal LeJeune of Lafayette; 16 grandchildren; 29 great grandchildren, five great great grandchildren and one brother, Tilman Blanchard of Baytown, TX.

She was preceded in death by parents; her husband, Aaron LeJeune and six sisters and four brothers.

The family requests that visiting hours be observed at Guidry Funeral Home on Sunday, July 5 from 2:00 PM until 9:00 PM and on Monday from 9:00 am until the time of service. A Rosary will be recited there at 7:00 PM Sunday.

Pallbearers will be Marty LeJeune, Bryan Savoy, Keith Savoy, Matthew and Aaron Lavergne and Dillon LeJeune. Honorary pallbearers will be Tilman Blanchard and Greg Lavergne. Lectors will be Lisa Martin and Parker Vige.

Personal condolences may be sent to the LeJeune family at www.guidryfuneralhome.com. Guidry Funeral Home, 219 N. Broadway St., Church Point, LA is in charge of final arrangements. 
Blanchard, Alice (I456221)
 
224 Funeral Services will be held at 3:00 P.M. Tuesday, July 9, 2013 at St. Edward Catholic Church in Richard, La. for Mrs. Wilfred LeDoux, 83, the former Ethel Thibodeaux. Mrs. LeDoux, a native and long-time resident of rural Acadia Parish near Richard, died at 1:05 A.M. Sunday, July 7 at Acadia-St. Landry Guest Home in Church Point. Father Bali will conduct the services with interment following in the St. Edward Cemetery adjacent to the church.

Survivors include her husband, Wilfred LeDoux of Church Point; a son, Floyd LeBouef and wife Delores of Church Point; two stepsons, Joseph LeDoux of Texas and Scott LeJeune and wife Adina of Oakdale, La.; two daughters, Genora Giles and husband Shane of Lafayette, La. and Geneva White and husband Jim of Lumberton, Tex.; two stepdaughters, Tina Brown of Texas and Tammy Thibodeaux of Richard; a sister, Odile Cormier of Groves, Tex.; twelve grandchildren, nineteen great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Ferrier and Marante (Richard) Thibodeaux; six brothers and four sisters.

The family requested that visiting hours be observed from 2:00 P.M. until 10:00 P.M. on Monday, July 8 and continue from 8:00 A.M. Tuesday until the time of the services. A recitation of the Rosary will be held at 7:00 P.M. on Monday by Deacon Bryne Winn. 
Thibodeaux, Ethel (I253012)
 
225 Funeral services will be held at 4:00 pm on Wednesday, October 9, 2019 at Pellerin Funeral Home in New Iberia for Ronald James Bourque, 66, who passed away peacefully at his residence on Friday, October 4, 2019.
Entombment will be at a later date.
A gathering of family and friends will be at the funeral home from 11:00 am until 6:00 pm on Wednesday. A rosary, led by the Men's Rosary Group, will be prayed at 3:00 pm Wednesday.
A native and lifelong resident of New Iberia, Ronald James Bourque was born on September 28, 1953 to the late Rinaud "Nunu" and Bernice Hebert Bourque. Ronald, better known by so many as "Ronnie," will always be remembered by family, friends, and our community for being especially kind and helpful. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, brother-in-law, uncle, and a good friend. He was always ready and willing to help anyone in need.

Mr. Bourque retired from the New Iberia Fire Department after 40 years of faithful service. He began his career as a fire fighter, then moving up to Fire Inspector, and ending in the position of Fire Chief. He also served on the 911 Commission. Ronnie served our community with integrity, pride, joy and excellence.

Mr. Bourque loved camping, fishing, gardening, going to the beach, and taking daily walks with his wife.

Ronnie is survived by his loving wife of 38 years,, Toni Migues Green Bourque; daughters, Tonia Green and fiancé John Comeaux, Dawn Duhon and husband Bud, and Summer Dupuis; special granddaughter, Bailee Dore; grandchildren, Kyle Bourque, Gage Duhon, Cy Dupuis, Tiffany Dupuis, Katlyn Dore; great-grandchildren, Landon Theriot and Liam Courville; two very special dogs, Trouble and Abbie; a brother, Guy Bourque and wife Peggy; sisters, Dianne Bourque Henneman and husband Doug, and Renee' Bourque Voorhies and husband Walter; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Linda Bourque Moore; great nephew, Gabriel; and his father-in-law, Frank Migues.

Pellerin Funeral Home, 502 Jefferson Terrace Blvd., New Iberia, LA 70560 (337-365-3331) is in charge of arrangements. 
Bourque, Ronald James (I407631)
 
226 Funeral services will be held at a 11:00 AM Mass of Christian Burial at Our Lady Queen of All Saints Church in Ville Platte on Tuesday, April 03, 2018 for Hope "Pinky" Wiggins Demourelle, 86, who passed away on Thursday, March 29, 2018 in Ville Platte, LA surrounded by her loved ones.

Father Mitch Guidry, pastor of Our Lady Queen of All Saints Catholic Church, will be celebrant of the mass and will conduct the funeral services.

Rite of Committal will take place in the Sacred Heart Cemetery in Ville Platte, LA.

Hope "Pinky" Demourelle was born in Ville Platte, LA on September 28, 1931 to Dr. J.H. and Claudia Ardoin Wiggins. A life-long resident of Ville Platte she graduated from Sacred Heart High School. She went on to receive degrees from USL and LSU. Hope was the Ville Platte High School librarian from 1967 until her retirement in 1996. Ms. Pinky continued to work at the public library from 1997 until 2011. She was a lover of books and the stories they held for people. She encouraged so many to find books that interested them and to love the library the way she did. She taught several generations of families' children and inspired all those she came into contact with.

She is survived by her daughter, Dale Gaudet; sons, Sidney Gaudet, Jr and Walter Gaudet; grandchildren, Daniel Guidry, Robert Deville, Sarah Rhodes, Danielle Gaudet, Matt Lahr, and Victor Gaudet; and great-grandchildren, Hope Guidry, Louis Deville, Lelia Deville, Dylan Guidry, Matthew Guidry, Frances Rhodes, and Kelsey Ardoin.

She is preceded in death by her parents; Dr. J.H. and Claudia Ardoin Wiggins; brother, Joseph Wiggins; daughter, Claudia Quinlivan; and grandchildren, Brandon Gaudet, and Michael Dunigan.

The family requests that visitation be observed at Ardoin's Funeral Home of Ville Platte on Monday, April 2, 2018 from 1:00 PM until 9:00 PM. A rosary will be recited at 6:00 PM Monday. Visitation will continue Tuesday from 9:00 AM until time of service.

Personal condolences may be sent to the Gaudet/Demourelle family at www.ardoinfuneralhomes.com

Ardoin's Funeral Home of Ville Platte is in charge of arrangements. 
Wiggins, Claudia Hope (I86600)
 
227 Funeral Services will be held at a Mass of Christian Burial on Monday, September 23, 2019 at 11:00 AM in St. Joseph Catholic Church in Rayne for Ricks "Peter" Comeaux, age 85, who died on Wednesday, September 18, 2019 in his home. Reverend Kevin Bordelon, Pastor of St. Joseph Catholic Church, will serve as celebrant for the Mass. Musical selections will be provided by Karen Broussard. Entombment with military honors will follow in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery No. 2 Mausoleum, Rayne.

Mr. Comeaux was born in Acadia Parish, and was a 1953 graduate of Rayne High School. He also graduated from Spencer Business College. Mr. Comeaux worked as a bookkeeper for Lamb Rental Tools before enlisting in the U. S. Army. He served one year in the United States, and two years in Okinawa. Following honorable completion of his military duties, he attended S.L.I. (now U.L. Lafayette) for three years.

Mr. Comeaux was a bookkeeper at Labbe's Service Garage in Duson for a number of years, and he worked at Rayne Acadian Tribune and Rayne Branch Hospital. He then went to work as a lease operator offshore for Tenneco Oil Company for fifteen years. He went to Lafayette Regional Vo-Tech School, graduating in computer programming, then worked for Shell Drilling Company until his retirement in 1998.

He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Rayne, a member of Knights of Columbus Council 1987, American Legion Post 77, St. Vincent de Paul Society, The Good Samaritan Organization, and The Elderberries.

Mr. Comeaux's hobbies included reading and traveling, but his greatest joy in life was spending time with and caring for his family. He loved having his children and grandchildren over for Sunday dinner, and for whatever came in between.

Survivors include his wife of 57 years, 10 months, Barbara Lantier Comeaux of Rayne; two sons, David Comeaux and wife, Rhonda of Rayne, and Jason Comeaux and wife Rebecca of Mire; two daughters, Andrea "Ann" Comeaux of Mire, and Allison Comeaux of Mire; grandchildren, Zachary Comeaux and wife, Kristi, Blade Leger, Jaelynn Comeaux, Ethan Paul Comeaux, Caleb Comeaux, Jason "Deuce" Comeaux, II, Ani Comeaux, and Andrew Comeaux; great-grandchildren, Peyton Marsh, Olivia Comeaux, and Johnny Comeaux; Godchildren, Janice Farris and Paula Doucet; sister-in-law, Anabel F. Comeaux; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

Preceding Mr. Comeaux in death were his parents, Esta and Arsene Hebert Comeaux; brother, Roe Comeaux; sister, Rose Comeaux, LeBlanc; and brother-in-law, Fred LeBlanc.

Serving as pallbearers are his sons, David Comeaux and Jason Comeaux, and his grandsons, Zachary Comeaux, Blade Leger, Ethan Comeaux, Caleb Comeaux, Jason "Deuce" Comeaux, II, and Andrew Comeaux.

The family requests that visitation be held on Sunday, September 22, 2019 from 2:00 PM until 8:00 PM, with a Rosary to be prayed at 6:00 PM in Gossen Funeral Home, Rayne. Visitation will continue on Monday, September 23, 2019 from 8:00 AM until 10:30 AM in the funeral home.

The family wishes to thank the staffs of Acadia General Hospital in Crowley, Jennings Rehab Hospital, and Bridgeway Hospice for the compassionate care given to Mr. Comeaux. The family has also asked that memorial donations be made in memory of Ricks "Peter" Comeaux to Bridgeway Hospice, 2014 West Pinhook Road, Lafayette, LA.

Condolences may be expressed online at www.gossenfuneralhome.net.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Gossen Funeral Home, Inc. of Rayne, LA, (337) 334-3141. 
Comeaux, Ricks (I51024)
 
228 Funeral services will be held at Gossen Funeral Home Chapel, Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at 2:00 PM for Joseph Saul Hebert , 89, who died Sunday, October 19, 2014 in Lafayette General Medical Center in Lafayette, LA.

Interment will be in the St. Joseph Cemetery #2, Rayne, LA.

Surviving are two daughters, Betty Bryan and husband Julius of Missouri City, TX, Brunella Borne and husband Curtis, Perry, Georgia, one grandson, Thomas Edward Bryan of Houston, TX.

He was preceded in death by wife, Elita Higginbotham Hebert, parents, Raoul Hebert and Lucia Trahan Hebert, one sister, Della Hebert.

A rosary will be recited Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at 6:00 PM at Gossen Funeral Home in Rayne, LA.

Friends will be received at Gossen Funeral Home, Inc., Rayne, LA Tuesday, October 21, 2014 from 11:00 am until 8:00 PM and Wednesday, October 22, 2014 from 8:00 am until 2:00 PM.

Friends may view the obituary and guestbook online at www.gossenfuneralhome.net.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Gossen Funeral Home, Inc. of Rayne, LA, (337) 334-3141. 
Hebert, Joseph Saul (I334870)
 
229 Funeral services will be held at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Saturday, May 2, 2015 at 11:00 am Mass of Christian Burial for Patricia "Pat" Champagne Alleman , 74, who died Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at her residence.

Interment will be in the St. Joseph Cemetery #2, Mausoleum, Rayne, LA.

Surviving are husband, Merlin A. Alleman, six children, Gregory Alleman and wife Deanna, Pamela Alleman Landaiche and husband Andre, Michael Alleman and wife Catherine, Catherine Alleman Lyons and husband Marx, Jeffrey Alleman and wife Kimberly, Angela Alleman Moring and husband Christopher, sixteen grandchildren, two great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Andrea Claire Alleman, father, Benton Champagne, mother, Effie Fontenot Champagne.

A rosary will be recited Friday, May 1, 2015 at 6:00 PM at Gossen Funeral Home Chapel.

Friends will be received at Gossen Funeral Home, Inc., Rayne, LA Friday, May 1, 2015, 2:00 PM until 9:00 PM and Saturday, May 2, 2015, 8:00 am until 10:30 am.

Friends may view the obituary and guestbook online at www.gossenfuneralhome.net.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Gossen Funeral Home, Inc. of Rayne, LA, (337) 334-3141. 
Champagne, Patricia (I380491)
 
230 Funeral services will be held at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Saturday, November 24, 2012 at 1:30 P.M. for Thomas Philip Zaunbrecher, 86 who died Thursday, November 22, 2012 in American Legion Hospital.

Interment will be in the St. Joseph Cemetery #2, Rayne, LA.

Surviving are two sisters, Louise Z. Carpenter of Rayne and Patricia Zaunbrecher of Rayne; one brother, Bernard Zaunbrecher of Rayne; three nephews, Karl Bailey of Lafayette, David Bailey of Natchitoches and Wallace Ousse of Frederick, MD; four nieces, Barbara Carpenter Miller of Rayne, Kathleen Bailey Burk of Shreveport, Helena Ousse Long of Kenner and Anne Ousse of Lafayette; five great-nieces, Teresa Bailey Day of Baton Rouge, Brianna Bailey Megee of Natchitoches, Elizabeth Long Cormier of Lafayette, Stacy M. Miller of Lafayette and Jennifer Ousse Seye of Baltimore , MD; three great-nephews, Joseph Long of Kenner, Ryan L. Miller of Bellvue, NE and Christopher Ousse of Frederick, MD.

He was preceded in death by his parents Karl Zaunbrecher, Sr. and Helena Frey Zaunbrecher; four sisters Stephanie Zaunbrecher, Teresa Z. Bailey, Eleanor Z. Ousse and Julia L. Zaunbrecher; three brothers, John Zaunbrecher, Karl Zaunbrecher, Jr. and Hubert Zaunbrecher; and one great-nephew David Karl Burk.

Mr. Zaunbrecher served his country in the United States Army.

He was born Wednesday, May 26, 1926 in Rayne, La, Son of the late Karl Zaunbrecher, Sr. and the late Helena Frey Zaunbrecher.

Friends will be received 4:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. Friday, November 23 and 9:00 A.M. until 1:00 P.M. Saturday, November 24, 2012. at Gossen Funeral Home, Inc., Rayne, LA.

Friends may view the obituary and guestbook online at www.gossenfuneralhome.net.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Gossen Funeral Home, Inc. of Rayne, LA, (337) 334-3141. 
Zaunbrecher, Thomas Phillip (I143872)
 
231 Funeral services will be held at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at 3:00 PM Mass of Christian Burial for Carroll Lynn Boudreaux Stutes, 57, who died Sunday, March 6, 2016 in Rayne Guest Home, Rayne, LA.

Interment will be in the St. Joseph Cemetery #2, Rayne, LA.

Surviving are husband, Ronald Stutes of Rayne, one daughter, Ashley Stutes Seibold and husband Cade of Rayne, one sister, Mary Stoddard of Lake Charles, one brother, Charles Stoddard Houma, four nieces, Carla Sue Lormand and Joe of Rayne, Sheila Richard of Rayne, Daphne Winters of Lake Charles, Nicole Manuel of Norcross, GA, two nephews, Don Boudreaux and Sheila of Sunset, Todd Boudreaux and Janie of Houma.

She was preceded in death by father, Hampton Boudreaux, Sr., mother, Ida Broussard Boudreaux, one brother, Hampton Boudreaux, Jr..

A rosary will be recited Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at 12:00 PM at Gossen Funeral Home of Rayne, LA.

Friends will be received at Gossen Funeral Home, Inc., Rayne, LA Tuesday, March 8, 2016, 10:00 am until 2:30 PM.

Friends may view the obituary and guestbook online at www.gossenfuneralhome.net.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Gossen Funeral Home, Inc. of Rayne, LA, (337) 334-3141. 
Boudreaux, Carol Lynn (I17363)
 
232 Funeral services will be held at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Wednesday, December 19, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. for Marion Trahan Zaunbrecher, 88, who died Sunday, December 16, 2012 at her residence.

Interment will be in the St. Joseph Cemetery #2, Rayne, LA.

Surviving are one daughter, Elaine Schiller and husband Steve of Olympia, WA, three sons, Chris Zaunbrecher and wife Peggy of Rayne, Reginald "Dusty" L. Zaunbrecher, Jr. of Lake Arthur, Lester "Jody" J. Zaunbrecher and wife Kay of Arnaudville, seven grandchildren, Nick Schiller, Stephaine Schiller, Christina Mayeaux, Cicely Barousse, Catherine Zaunbrecher, Claire Zaunbrecher, Eve Zaunbrecher, three great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Reginald Louis Zaunbrecher, Sr., parents, Lester Trahan and Manila Rees Trahan, two sisters, Belle Gilder, Lois Gossen, one brother Buddy Trahan, one grandchild, Alex Zaunbrecher.

She was born Thursday, July 31, 1924 in Rayne, LA, daughter of the late Lester Trahan and the late Manila Rees Trahan.

A rosary will be recited Tuesday, December 18, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. at Gossen Funeral Home in Rayne, LA.

Friends will be received at Gossen Funeral Home, Inc., Rayne, LA. Tuesday, December 18, 2012 from 1:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Wednesday, December 19, 2012 from 8:00 a.m. until 9:30 a.m..

Friends may view the obituary and guestbook online at www.gossenfuneralhome.net.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Gossen Funeral Home, Inc. of Rayne, LA, (337) 334-3141. 
Trahan, Marion (I144409)
 
233 Funeral Services will be held for Bradley Joseph Cormier, 20, at 1:00 PM on Tuesday, August 7, 2018 in the Duhon Funeral Home-Crowley Chapel with Pastors Bud Plake and Bru Lantier of Crossroads Church in Lafayette, LA officiating.

Visitation will begin on Monday, August 6, 2018 in the Duhon Funeral Home-Crowley Chapel at 11:00 AM until 10:00 PM and will resume on Tuesday at 8:00 AM until just prior to the service time. Interment will follow the chapel service and will be in Johnson-Hanks Cemetery in Morse, LA. Bradley passed away on Saturday, August 4, 2018 at Acadia General Hospital in Crowley, LA.

Bradley is survived by his parents, Chad J. Cormier and his wife, Stephanie of Rayne, LA and Bridget Vincent Trahan and her companion, Mark Trahan of Morse, LA; sister, Christy Cormier of Crowley, LA; brothers, Dustin Cormier of Houma, LA, Daniel Cormier of Baton Rouge, LA and Kylan Cormier of Rayne, LA; maternal grandmother, Evelyn Vincent of Crowley, LA; maternal grandfather, Calvin Vincent and his wife, Rose of Texas City, TX; godmother, Ramona "Nana" Vincent of Crowley, LA; aunt, Donna Hanks and her husband, C.J. of Morse, LA; cousins, Myra Hanks and Maddox Hanks of Morse, LA; great-grandmother, Anna Vincent of Morse, LA.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Raymond Lester Cormier and Stella Cormier; maternal great- grandparents, Ouida "Dot" and Emile Hanks; paternal great-grandfather, Alton Vincent and one aunt, Mona Gayle Vincent.
Pallbearers will be C.J. Hanks, Maddox Hanks, Bruce Simon, Philip Myers, Ronnie Myers and Dustin Cormier Honorary pallbearer will be Josh Hollier.

You may view the obituary, sign the guest registry and express condolences online to Mr. Cormier's family at www.duhonfuneralhome.com.

Duhon Funeral Home, LLC-Crowley, (337) 783-1395, 1529 Crowley-Rayne Hwy., Crowley, LA 70526 is in charge of all of the arrangements. 
Cormier, Bradley Joseph (I337224)
 
234 Funeral services will be held for David Wayne Stepp at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, September 27, 2019, in the Sibille Funeral Home Chapel. Pastor Eugene Reiszner will conduct the service.

David, age 66, a resident of Opelousas, passed away on Monday, September 23, 2019 at his home.

David served in the Vietnam war, served in the AWANA-ministry, retired from Valero Oil & Gas Company after working for the company over 20 years (known by his co-workers as Stepper). David enjoyed woodworking, restoration, and camping with his wife and grandkids and he was a huge New Orleans Saints fan.
He is survived by his loving wife of 41 years, Darlene Fontenot Stepp of Opelousas, his children, Jared Stepp and Jennifer Stepp Lege and her husband, Jarrod all of Lafayette, brother, Richard Stepp, Jr. and his wife, Priscilla of Scott, LA., sister-in-law, Gladys Stepp of Port Neches, Texas, two grandchildren, Olivia Lege, Hudson Lege  and two step grandchildren Lilly Lege and  Samantha Lege.

He is preceded in death by mother, Lena Roche Stepp, father, Richard Stepp, Sr, and his brother, Fred Stepp.

Visitation will be held on Friday, September 27, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. until time of service at 2:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers donations can be sent to Camp Pearl Ministries of Reeves LA. and The Refinery Mission of Opelousas LA.

Words of Comfort to the family may be expressed at www.sibillefuneralhomes.com. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Sibille Funeral Home of Opelousas. 
Stepp, David Wayne (I286984)
 
235 Funeral services will be held for Mr. Al Joseph Dore, 88, on Saturday, August 1, 2020 at 12:00 PM at David Funeral Home of New Iberia. Interment will follow at Holy Family Cemetery.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, August 1, 2020 from 9:30 AM until the time of the service.  The family requests that friends and family come celebrate his life as well as his love for LSU by wearing LSU attire.

A native of Jefferson Island and longtime resident of New Iberia, Al passed away on Monday, July 27, 2020 at his residence in Lake Charles, La.  Mr. Dore proudly served his country as a member of the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. He was a policeman with the New Iberia Police Dept. for 38 years before retiring as Police Captain. Mr. Al also worked for the Iberia Parish Sheriff Department and was instrumental in beginning the 16th Judicial Iberia Parish Drug Court.

Al enjoyed playing baseball and softball and coaching softball.  He was a Semi-Professional baseball player for the Louisiana Pelicans in the 1950s. After his baseball days, he coached for the Iberia Parish Sheriff Colt League and played for the Iberia Parish Recreation Softball League.  Al was also a member of the Louisiana Umpires Association.  On February 10, 2015 Mr. Al was inducted into the Softball Hall of Fame.  

He is survived by his children, Carolyn Marino and husband Roger of Sunset; Denise Monceaux and husband Mike of Lake Charles; grandchildren, Scott Dore of Sunset, Michael Marino and wife Olivia of Sunset, Brooke Escobar and husband Freddy of Houston, TX, Simone Clements and fiancé Jermaine Ledet of Lake Charles; great grandchildren, Mason Marino of Sunset, Alexandra, Isabella, and Makaila Escobar all of Houston, TX, Kaitlyn Clements, Kymberlyn Jefferson, Jhalys and Jhaya Ledet all of Lake Charles; and his godchild, Kevin Hebert and wife Tina of New Iberia.   

He was preceded in death by his wife, Stella Hebert Dore; parents, Wilson and Evelia Delahoussaye Dore; and one brother, Davey Lee Dore. 

Honored to serve as Pallbearers are Scott Dore, Michael Marino, Freddy Escobar, Jermaine Ledet, Kevin Hebert and Dean Dugas.

The family would like to thank Heart of Hospice of Lake Charles for their care and compassion and his caregiver, Ashley for the loving tender care she showed to our father.

In lieu of flowers, donation can be made in Mr. Dore's honor to Heart of Hospice.

Family and friends may sign the guest register book and/or send condolences at www.davidfuneralhome.org

In order to help keep the community safe we will honor the July 13, 2020 Louisiana Mandates.  All families and their guests are required to wear a face covering while at the funeral home. Thank you for your understanding during this unprecedented time.

David Funeral Home of New Iberia, 1101 Trotter St. 337-369-6336 is in charge of arrangements. 
Dore, Al Joseph (I423099)
 
236 Funeral services will be held for Ozelima Tabb Fontenot at 1:00 PM on Friday, November 23, 2018, in the Skip Motet Chapel at Lafond-Ardoin Funeral Home. Visitation will begin at 9:00 AM until time of service at 1:00 PM. Burial will be held at Bellevue Memorial Park Cemetery.

Mrs. Fontenot, age 97, a resident of Opelousas, LA, passed away on Tuesday, November 20, 2018, at St. Landry Extended Care in Opelousas.

Ozelima was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great grandmother. She retired from T. G. & Y. in Opelousas, loved sewing and gardening. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

She is survived by her sons, Gene R. Fontenot, Mark K. Fontenot, Glenn T. Fontenot; her daughter, Rita F. Hawkins and step-daughter, Margarite Miller. She is also survived by numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Alvin J. Fontenot; her parents, Anderson and Marie Cormier Tabb; daughters-in-law, Debia L. Fontenot and Sherry Fontenot; her son-in-law, Harry Hawkins, Jr.; her brothers, Houston Tabb, Gilbert Tabb, Dallas Tabb, Wilbert Tabb; her sisters, Louisa Bedford, Lucy Ann Bergeron; her step-sisters, Audrey Richard, Patricia Cain and her step-brothers, Warren Fontenot and Alvin Earl Fontenot.

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. 
Tabb, Ozelima (I238376)
 
237 Funeral services will be held Friday, August 14, 2015 at an 11:00 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial in St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church in Lafayette for Bertha T. Lavergne, age 63, Mrs. Joseph Lavergne, the former Bertha Trahan, who passed away Sunday, August 9, 2015 at her residence in Lafayette surrounded by her family and friends.

Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery in Lafayette. The Rev. Gary Schexnayder, pastor of St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church, will officiate at the services.

Mrs. Lavergne was a native of Esther and a resident of Lafayette for most of her life. She was employed for Auto Zone Area Distribution Center for eleven years until becoming disabled. She was a parishioner of St. Peter Roman Catholic Church and St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church where she was a member of the Bonne Mort Society, St. Peter Adoration Chapel since first opening and a suffering associate for the Community of Jesus Crucified. She will be remembered by the phrase "I love you more".

Bertha Trahan Lavergne was indeed a very special lady. She loved God, her husband Jay, and her three beautiful daughters Lana, Wendy and Dana with a fierce passion that only grew with the love that she had for her four grandchildren Colton, Mark, Marissa and Riley. She took great pleasure in her family and treasured every moment that she was able to spend with them. When she was able, Bertha loved cooking which was the source of many family memories. She also spent time caring for her cats and plants which kept her in touch with God's endless powers of creation.

Bertha's faith in God was truly an inspiration. While in the pain and struggles of her illness, she actually spent the majority of her time praying for others that were also ill, struggling with life, or for God's acceptance into heaven of those who have died. Her devout faith comforted her through her many physical challenges, but at times when her pain was unbearable she would become frustrated with her inability to focus on praying for others which was her real goal. Bertha received much inspiration from a healing prayer group led by Father Manny when she was able to attend. Her example of faith and devotion to God could be truly noted in her children and grandchildren from a young age and were easily visible by anyone who came in contact with her or her family.

Bertha's fun and down to earth disposition made her easily approachable (she never met a stranger). She made everyone she met feel comfortable with her warm smile and sincere concern she expressed in her interactions with you. Anyone who knew Bertha knows she was not always serious but instead loved to laugh and enjoyed a good joke. Her smile was infectious and her laughter touched your soul. Though it was hard at times, she still managed to get out a little giggle or a soft smile that left you wondering how she could gather the strength to smile while in such pain or discomfort. That's when you understood how strong and special her faith was and how truly beautiful and genuine her soul was. She fought the good fight!!!

Survivors include her husband of forty-eight years, Joseph D. "Jay" Lavergne of Lafayette; three daughters, Lana L. Johnson and her husband, Barney "Paul", of Denham Springs, Wendy L. Menard and her husband, Brian, of McDonough, GA and Dana L. Domec of Lafayette; four grandchildren, Colton Johnson, Mark Menard, Marissa Menard and Riley Domec; one brother, Rene Trahan, Jr. and his wife, Terri, of Forked Island; one half-sister, Marceline Trahan of Gonzales; and one sister-in-law, Lydia Hebert of Abbeville.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph Rene Trahan, Sr. and the former Elia Roger; two brothers, Joseph Ray Trahan and Joseph Elray Trahan; and one sister, Brenda T. d'Augereau.

Per her requests A Divine Mercy will be prayed at 3:00 p.m. and a Cursillo rosary will be prayed at 7:00 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home.

The family requests that visiting hours be observed from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. Thursday and will continue from 8:00 a.m. until service time on Friday.

Pallbearers will be Brian Menard, Mark Menard, Matthew Trahan, Sammy Trahan, Barney "Paul" Johnson, and Colton Johnson. Honorary pallbearers will be Joseph "Jay" Lavergne, Rena Trahan Jr., Jimmy Lavergne and Marroll Alleman.

The family would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to everyone who provided prayers along her entire journey and to all of the healthcare professionals who did their best to make Bertha's five-year journey as comfortable as possible especially Father Manny, Dr. Matthew Mitchell, Yvonne Tarry and Lindsey Thibeaux.

Melancon Funeral Home, Evangeline Memorial Gardens Chapel, 4117 N. University Ave., Carencro, (337) 896-3232, is in charge of arrangements. 
Trahan, Bertha (I330619)
 
238 Funeral services will be held Friday, July 31, 2020 at a 7:00 PM Liturgy of the Word in Evangeline Memorial Gardens Chapel in Carencro for Emery "Pappy" Benoit, age 71, who passed away Tuesday, July 28, 2020 at his residence in Duson.

Mr. Benoit was a native of Lawtell and resident of Duson. He was employed as a truck driver for fifty years having worked with Duke Transportation and later, Deepwell Energy Services.

Survivors include his wife, Judy Bower Benoit of Duson; one daughter, Tobi Benoit (Cody Campbell) of Scott; three grandchildren who he raised, Brooke, Alexis "Ali" and Dylan Domingue; two brothers, Joe Benoit and his wife, Pam, and J.C. Benoit both of Duson; and two sisters, Peggy Castille and her husband, Bobby, of Lafayette and Beatrice Bailey of Michigan.

He was preceded in death by one son, Jamie Benoit; his parents, Berchman Benoit and Angelle Castille Benoit; seven brothers, Dalton Benoit, Berchman Benoit, Jr., Simon Fontenot, Roy Benoit, Wilbert Benoit, Billy Benoit and Elton Benoit; and two sisters, Barbara Benoit and Eldine Benoit.

The family requests that visiting hours be observed from 11:00 a.m. Friday and will be extended until after the service until 9:00 PM on Friday.

Melancon Funeral Home, Evangeline Memorial Gardens Chapel,  4117 N. University Ave., Carencro, (337) 896-3232, is in charge of arrangements. 
Benoit, Emory (I354310)
 
239 Funeral services will be held Friday, May 25, 2018 at a 10:00 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial in St. Landry Catholic Church for Joseph Neal Kerry, age 59, who passed away Monday, May 21, 2018 at his residence in Opelousas.

Interment will be in Bellevue Memorial Park in Opelousas. The Rev. James Brady, pastor of St. Landry Catholic Church, will officiate at the services.

Mr. Joseph was a native and lifelong resident of Opelousas.  He was a painter for many years for large and small companies, including Exxon Mobile and DOW Chemical.  He enjoyed fishing and hunting at the local rivers and levees.

Survivors include his brother, Dennis Kerry; his sister, Linda Marie Kerry, both of Opelousas; a stepson, Zane Moody of Texas; two nieces, Nikki Touchet and Lacey Kerry; four great-nephews, Trey Quebedeaux, Brendan Vidrine, Jase Doucet and Kane Kerry; and three great-nieces, Brooke Thibodeaux, Tori Quebedeaux and Mya Doucet.

He was preceded in death by his wife, the former, Linda Moody; and his parents, Felix Kerry, Jr. and the former Berta Lee Pitre, both natives of Opelousas.

A rosary will be prayed at 6:00 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home.

The family requests that visiting hours be observed from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. Thursday and will continue from 8:00 a.m. until service time on Friday.

Melancon Funeral Home of Opelousas, 4708 I-49 North Service Road, (337) 407-1907, is in charge of arrangements. 
Kerry, Joseph Neal (I507898)
 
240 Funeral services will be held Friday, October 2, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. in Melancon Funeral Home, Evangeline Memorial Gardens Chapel in Carencro for David Wayne Latiolais, age 61, who went to be with his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, September 30, 2020.

Pastor Jeff Ables of Crossroads Church will officiate at the services.

Born on October 29, 1958 to the late Willie and Edna Mae Latiolais, Brother Wayne (as he was affectionately called), was the 4th of 6 children.

A devoted husband to his wife, Roxanne Latiolais, his love for her could be seen in the way she dedicated herself to his care and comfort for the past 33 years of marriage.

His legacy lives on in the lives of the three children he and Roxanne had. Amber, Angel and Ty have each inherited characteristics that show the great man that Wayne was. He allowed each of his children to follow the passions that allowed them to become the women and man they are today. From saying yes to 4-H sheep/pig showing, dance lessons and baseball/football he never wavered in his support of the hobbies they pursued.

When he was not working his oilfield job of 32 years Wayne could be found supporting his children at various livestock shows, football games, baseball games and dance recitals. In addition to doting on his children in this way he was always a man who needed a project. He was constantly improving and building various buildings, barns and projects on the land that he and Roxanne built up from the empty field it used to be.

Even though he had a successful career and built up a home and life any man would be proud of, his greatest legacy is the work ethic and importance of family which he instilled in his children which carried on to their spouses (Jared, Travis and Sydney) who loved him as a father as well.

In recent years Wayne became an indulgent grandfather to Collin, Piper, and Ila and was fighting hard to be able to meet his newest grandson who will be entering the world in 2021. He never tired of supplying them with special candy and treats and then sending them home to their parents. He'll be greeted in Heaven by two grandchildren who opened their eyes to Jesus first.

In 2010 he began attending Crossroads Church in Lafayette where he enjoyed listening to the sermons and joined the horseback riding small group. Sundays became a day he looked forward to worshipping in the house of the Lord and spending time with his family afterwards.

If you were lucky enough to call Brother Wayne your friend, then you had a companion for life. To know him was to have someone you could call no matter what, if you ever got in a bind, he would be there to lend a hand and offer a bud light when the job was done.

Survivors include his loving wife of thirty-three years, Roxanne Latiolais of Carencro; one son, Ty Latiolais (Sydney) of Carencro; two daughters, Amber Withers (Travis) of Breaux Bridge and Angel Chamberlain (Jared) of Carencro; four grandchildren, Collin Withers, Piper Withers, and Ila Latiolais and one grandson due in 2021; and his siblings, JoAnn Smith, Willie "Bill" Latiolais, Elaine Credeur (Kenneth), Marceline DeHart (Billy), and Albert Latiolais (Theresa).

He in preceded in death by his parents, Willie Albert Latiolais and the former Edna Mae Willingham; two precious grandchildren, Ella Grace and Baby Chamberlain; two sisters-in-law, Beverly and Shavawn Latiolais; and one brother-in-law, Rocky Smith.

The family requests visiting hours be observed from 9:00 a.m. Friday and will be extended until after the service time until 9:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in the name of Wayne Latiolais be made to Hospice of Acadiana.

Melancon Funeral Home, Evangeline Memorial Gardens Chapel,  4117 N. University Ave., Carencro, (337) 896-3232, is in charge of arrangements. 
Latiolais, David Wayne (I203944)
 
241 Funeral services will be held Friday, September 28, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. in Melancon Funeral Home in Opelousas for Malcolm "Mac" Lalonde, age 79, who passed away Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at Opelousas General Health System in Opelousas.

Interment will be in Bellevue Memorial Park in Opelousas.

Mr. Lalonde was a native and lifelong resident of Opelousas.  He enjoyed racing horses in his younger years, loved cutting his grass and riding his four-wheeler. Mac was a great dancer and enjoyed sitting on his swing waving to all who passed by on Highway 31.

Survivors include two sons, Cheyenne Anthony Lalonde of Bedico and Robert Grant Lalonde of Baton Rouge; a daughter, Skila Credeur and her husband, David Keith, of Duson; his companion of sixteen years, Shirley Perron; four brothers, Yves Lalonde, Jr., Ralph Lalonde, Leroy Lalonde and Kenneth Lalonde; four sisters, Georgie Tauzin, Jeanne Miller, Sandra Degeyter and Betty Joe Doucet; ten grandchildren, Summer, Kipp, Hunter, Meah-Morgan, Chase, Tristan, Brennon, Lincoln, Jordan and Kaitlyn; and five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Eva Thibodeaux Lalonde; a son, Dirk Douglas Lalonde; his parents, Yves Lalonde, Sr. and Cora Leger Lalonde; two brothers, Roland Lalonde and Jude Lalonde; and two sisters, Gloria Marks and Shirley Lalonde.

The family requests that visiting hours be observed Thursday from 5:00 p.m. and will continue all night until service time on Friday.

Pallbearers will be Tristan Lalonde, Brennon Richard, Chase Viator, Josh Lalonde, Jeremy Broussard and Hunter Basco.  Honorary pallbearers will be his brothers, Craig Thomas and Mike Smith.

Melancon Funeral Home of Opelousas, 4708 I-49 North Service Road, (337) 407-1907, is in charge of arrangements. 
Lalonde, Malcolm Louis (I557755)
 
242 Funeral services will be held Monday, October 12, 2020 at an 11:00 a.m. Liturgy of the Word in Evangeline Memorial Gardens Chapel in Carencro for James "Jimmy" LeBlanc, age 67, who passed away Tuesday, October 6, 2020 at his residence in Church Point.

Interment will be in St. John Berchmans Cemetery in Cankton. Deacon Barney LeJeune of St. Jules Catholic Church will officiate at the services.

Mr. LeBlanc was a native of New Iberia and Rayne and was a current resident of Church Point for the past thirty-four years. He was a parishioner of St. John Berchman Roman Catholic Church. Mr. LeBlanc was an automotive car restoration specialist.

Survivors include his wife of forty-three years, the former Barbara Trahan of Church Point; one son, Jason LeBlanc and his wife, Tama Stears, of Washington; and their children, Drake, Reggie, Matthew, Dane, Loren, Madilynn, Jase and Londynn; two daughters, Iravette LeBlanc and her husband, Lonnie Ray, of Church Point; and their daughter, Lexie, and daughter, Tammy LeBlanc of Port Arthur; and one sister, Kathy M. LeBlanc and her husband, Danny, of Church Point.

He was preceded in death by an infant son, Joseph LeBlanc; and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.B. LeBlanc (the former Adelia Trahan).

A rosary will be prayed at 7:00 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home.

The family requests that visiting hours be observed from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. Sunday and will continue from 8:00 a.m. until service time on Monday.

Melancon Funeral Home, Evangeline Memorial Gardens Chapel,  4117 N. University Ave., Carencro, (337) 896-3232, is in charge of arrangements. 
LeBlanc, James (I618980)
 
243 Funeral services will be held on Saturday, January 20, 2018 at a 1:30 PM Mass of Christian Burial at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Rayne, LA for Verna Mae "Timmy" Fruge Stelly, 92, who died Wednesday January 17, 2018 at Rayne Guest Home in Rayne LA.

Interment will be in the St. Joseph Cemetery #2 in Rayne, LA.

Rev. Kevin Bordelon, Pastor of St. Joseph Catholic Church will be the Celebrant of the Funeral Mass and will conduct the funeral services.

Survivors include two daughters, Marie Stelly Gilbert of Rayne, Lisa Stelly Cline and husband Robert of Scott, two sons, Kenny Stelly and wife Diane of Lafayette, Timmy Stelly and wife Jessica of Rayne, ten grandchildren, ten great grandchildren, one great great granchild, sister, Jeanie Fruge Thomas of Florida.

She was preceded in death by husband, Edmond Stelly, son, Sonny Stelly, son in law, Dana Gilbert, parents, Romaine Fruge and Adelle Hardy Fruge, two sisters, Hazel Necessary, Priscilla Hollier, brother, Romaine Fruge, JR.

Mrs. Stelly was owner and operator of the Town House Restaurant in Rayne for 35 years. She was a member of the St. Joseph Ladies Altar Society, Catholic Daughters of America, Lay Carmelite's of St. Joseph.

A Rosary will be prayed Friday, January 19, 2018 at 7:00 PM in Gossen Funeral Home in Rayne LA.

The family requests that visitation be observed in Gossen Funeral Home in Rayne LA on Friday January 19, 2018 from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM and on Saturday January 20, 2018 from 9:00 am to 1:00 PM.

Friends may view the obituary and guestbook online at www.gossenfuneralhome.net.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Gossen Funeral Home, Inc. of Rayne, LA, (337) 334-3141. 
Fruge, Verna Mae (I420971)
 
244 Funeral services will be held on Saturday, July 25, 2020 at 1:00 pm at Gossen Funeral Home Chapel in Rayne, LA for Mary Touchet Leonard, 74, who died Saturday, July 18, 2020 at her residence in Rayne, LA.

Interment will be in the St. Basil Cemetery in Duson, LA.

Deacon Denis LaCroix with St. Joseph Catholic Church in Rayne, LA will conduct the funeral services.

Survivors include daughter, Linda Credeur Wyble and spouse Steve of Duson, son, L.J. Gary and companion Jennie Teague of Indiana, two grandchildren, Amy Maggio and spouse Rich of Youngsville, Lee Credeur and spouse Nicole of Lafayette, seven great-grandchildren, Paige Maggio, Camron Maggio, Kelly Credeur, Aiden Credeur, Mason Credeur, Dean Credeur, Gunner Credeur, two sisters, Dolores Venable and spouse Dupe of Carencro, Verna Barbier of Rayne, brother, Wilford Touchet of Duson.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Harry Gary, second husband, Allen Leonard, father, Olefiad Touchet, mother, Lillian Marie Morvant Touchet, one sister, Gladys Touchet, one brother, Offord Touchet.

A Rosary will be prayed Friday, July 24, 2020 at 6:30 pm in Gossen Funeral Home in Rayne LA.

The family requests that visitation be observed in Gossen Funeral Home in Rayne LA on Friday, July 24, 2020 from 12:00 pm to 9:00 pm and on Saturday, July 25, 2020 from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm.

Friends may view the obituary and guestbook online at www.gossenfuneralhome.net.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Gossen Funeral Home, Inc. of Rayne, LA, (337) 334-3141. 
Touchet, Virginia Mary (I419533)
 
245 Funeral services will be held on Saturday, June 27, 2020 at a 12:00 pm Mass of Christian Burial at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Rayne for Ryan O'dell Martin, 42, who died Tuesday, June 23, 2020 in Rayne, LA.

Interment will be in the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Cemetery in Mire, LA.

Rev. Brent Smith, Pastor of St. Joseph Catholic Church will be the Celebrant of the Funeral Mass and will conduct the funeral services.

Survivors include his parents, Cindy Martin and Curt Marks of Mire, companion, Mindy Garza, step children, Zaniah Arreola, Na'Laya Arreola, Xavier Arreola all of Hobbs, NM, two sisters, Jamie Marks Meche and spouse Randy Meche of Mire, Jessica Marks and fiancé Dustin Haymon of Dubberly, LA, brother, Wilton Marks and fiancé Desivae Stone of Mire, eight nieces and nephews, Kaelyn Mire, Allie Mire, Braxton Meche, Aiden Meche, Eleanor Stone-Call, Josephine Marks, Dean Haymon, Desiree Haymon, godmother, Sheila Myers.

He was preceded in death by maternal grandparents, Wilton and Odette Martin, uncle, Kermit Cormier, aunt, Carolyn Martin, uncle, John Martin.

A Rosary will be prayed Friday, June 26, 2020 at 6:30 pm in Gossen Funeral Home in Rayne LA.

The family requests that visitation be observed in Gossen Funeral Home in Rayne, LA on Friday, June 26, 2020 from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm and on Saturday, June 27, 2020 from 8:00 am to 11:30 pm.

Friends may view the obituary and guestbook online at www.gossenfuneralhome.net.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Gossen Funeral Home, Inc. of Rayne, LA, (337) 334-3141. 
Martin, Ryan O'dell (I624573)
 
246 Funeral services will be held on Saturday, June 27, 2020 at a 12:00 pm noon Mass of Christian Burial at St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Mowata, LA for Napoleon Joseph Beard, 90, who died Tuesday, June 23, 2020 at Southwind Nursing & Rehabilitation Center Nursing Home in Crowley, LA.

Interment will be in the St. Lawrence Cemetery in Mowata, LA.

Rev. Joseph Tran, Pastor of St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Mowata, LA will be the Celebrant of the Funeral Mass and will conduct the funeral services.

Survivors include his six children, Annie P. Habetz and spouse Charles of Rayne, Elizabeth McFarlain of Crowley, Deborah Daigle of Mire, Anthony Beard of Link, Byron Beard of Link, Gerri Borde and spouse Joe of Crowley, brother, Levi Beard of Rayne, twenty two grandchildren, forty six great grandchildren, twenty two great great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by wife, Betty Jane Faul Beard, two sons, Ronald James Beard, Lonny Keith Beard, two grandchildren, Gabrielle Beard, Daniel Beard, father, Valsin Beard, mother, Helena Hebert Beard, sister, Angela Boulet, brother, Joseph Bearb.

A Rosary will be prayed Friday, June 26, 2020 at 6:00 pm in Gossen Funeral Home in Rayne, LA.

The family requests that visitation be observed in Gossen Funeral Home in Rayne, LA on Friday, June 26, 2020 from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm and on Saturday, June 27, 2020 from 8:00 am to 11:15 am.

The Beard family would like to give a special thank you to Southwind Nursing & Rehabilitation Center Nursing Home in Crowley, LA and Grace Hospice & Palliative Care in Lafayette, LA for the care the gave to Mr. Beard.

Friends may view the obituary and guestbook online at www.gossenfuneralhome.net.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Gossen Funeral Home, Inc. of Rayne, LA, (337) 334-3141. 
Beard, Napoleon Joseph (I388704)
 
247 Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, September 1, 2015 at 2:00 P.M. in the Duhon Funeral Home Chapel in Crowley for William C. Gautreaux, Jr., 58, who passed away at his home in Crowley surrounded by his family on Sunday, August 30, 2015 at 8:05 A.M.

Deacon Brian Winn, from Our Lady of the Sacred Heart will be officiating for the services. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery in Crowley.

The family has requested the visitation to be held on Monday, August 31, 2015 from 4:00 P.M. until 10:00 P.M. A Rosary will be recited on Monday at 6 o'clock in the evening in the Funeral Home Chapel in Crowley.

Visitation will resume on Tuesday at 8:00 A.M. until time of services.
Survivors include his wife, Charlene B. Gautreaux of Crowley; one daughter, Nichole Gautreaux of Crowley; two sons, William C. Gautreaux, III of Crowley and Wilfred Menard of Crowley; four brothers, Keith, Brian, Shane, and Chris Gautreaux all of Crowley; one sister, Michelle Menard of Kaplan and six grandchildren, Grant, Katelyn, Autumn, Hailee, Jaylen and Taylor.

Mr. Gautreaux was preceded in death by his parents, William and Sylvia Gautreaux, Sr. and one brother, Lance Paul Gautreaux.

Pallbearers for the services will be Willie Gautreaux, J. R. Menard, Shane Gautreaux, Brian Gautreaux, Chris Gautreaux and Wesley Hebert. Honorary Pallbearer will be his grandson, Grant Gautreaux.

You may view the obituary, sign the guest registry and express condolences to Mr. Gautreaux's family at www.duhonfuneralhome.com.

Duhon Funeral Home, LLC of Crowley, LA (337) 783-1395, 1529 Crowley-Rayne Hwy., Crowley, LA 70526 is in charge of all of the arrangements. 
Gautreaux, William Charles Jr. (I403002)
 
248 Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. in the Duhon Funeral Home, LLC in Rayne for Naklion "Nackie" Credeur, 59, who passed away at her sister's home in Duson surrounded by her family on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at 4:20 a.m.
Deacon Dan Besse, Deacon from St. Joseph Catholic Church in Rayne will be officiating for the services. Burial will be in the St. Theresa Catholic Church Cemetery in Duson.

The family has requested the visitation to be held on Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. until time of services in the Funeral Home Chapel in Rayne.

Survivors include one son, David and wife Kristy Sonnier of Rayne; one sister, Eldean and husband, Harold Comeaux of Duson; one grandson, Landen Sonnier of Rayne; two nieces, Tessica and husband, Mark Lantier of Duson and Tiree and husband, David Champagne of Duson; five great nieces, Latosha R. Lantier of Scott, Latoya L. Lantier of Rayne, Terin M. Champagne of Duson, Haleigh Domingue of Duson and Brittanie Ahlers of Duson; three great nephews, Trent and wife, Samantha Champagne of Duson, Corey Champagne of Duson and Charles Champagne, IV of Duson; one great-great nephew, Braxton Lantier of Rayne and three great-great nieces, Kadynce Lantier of Rayne, Addison Champagne and Elizabeth Winn of Duson.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Darrell James Credeur; her parents, Joseph V. & Laura Alleman and one brother, Farrell Alleman.

Pallbearers for the services will be Tiree Champagne, Cheri Credeur, Trent Champagne, Tim Credeur, Corey Champagne, Caroll Alleman, Toby Credeur and David Sonnier. Honorary Pallbearers will be Freddie Stelly, Jr., Charles Champagne, IV and Allen Dale Dugas.
The family would like to extend heartfelt thanks to the staff of Hospice of Acadiana for their care and compassion shown to Nackie and her family during her illness and also a special thanks to Cheri and Tim Credeur; Brittany Trahan and Joshua Rogers.

Please send personal condolences to the family at www.duhonfuneralhome.com.

Duhon Funeral Home, LLC of Rayne will be in charge of the arrangements. 
Alleman, Nacklion (I392047)
 
249 Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at a 11:00 am Mass of Christian Burial at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Rayne for Jeannette Lavergne Dupont, 80, who died Sunday, April 28, 2019 at her residence in Rayne, LA.

Interment will be in the St. Joseph Cemetery #1 in Rayne, LA.

Rev. Kevin Bordelon, Pastor of St. Joseph Catholic Church will be the Celebrant of the Funeral Mass and will conduct the funeral services.

Survivors include three daughters, Bernadette D. Jennings and spouse Gary J. Jennings, Michelle D. Vernoy and spouse Louis C. Vernoy, Antoinette D. Hoffpauir and spouse Lloyd L. Hoffpauir, four sons, Mark A. Dupont and spouse Christine H. Dupont, Christopher Dupont and spouse Michelle B. Dupont, Stephen C. Dupont and spouse Jeanne H. Dupont, Paul J. Dupont and spouse Paige C. Dupont all of Rayne, eighteen grandchildren, Clare D. Faul, Katie E. Dupont, Joshua B. Jennings, Lauren M. Theunissen, Tyler Jennings, Eric L. Vernoy, Zachary J. Vernoy, Timothy M. Hoffpauir, Natalie H. Gautreaux, Sarah D. Meche, Emily Dupont, Reid Dupont, Madalyn Dupont, John-David Dupont, Jude-Mikal Dupont, Julianna Dupont, Jakob-Paul Dupont, ten great-grandchildren, Mallorie Richard, Analei Jennings, Aylei Theunissen, Lukas Theunissen, David S. Jennings, Asher Jennings, Bailey Hoffpauir, Lane Gautreaux, Drew Gautreaux, Owen Meche, and soon to be baby Jennings

She was preceded in death by husband, Charles John Dupont, grandson, David S. Jennings, father, Elza Lavergne, mother, Rose Thibodeaux Lavergne Ancelet, brother, James F. Lavergne, in laws, Elton and Hermie L. Dupont.

Pallbearers will be her four sons and three sons in-laws, Mark Dupont, Christopher Dupont, Stephen Dupont, Paul Dupont, Gary Jennings, Louis Vernoy and Lloyd Hoffpauir. Honorary Pallbearers will be her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

A Rosary will be prayed Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at 7:00 pm in Gossen Funeral Home in Rayne LA.

The family requests that visitation be observed in Gossen Funeral Home in Rayne LA on Tuesday April 30, 2019 from 2:00 pm to 10:00 pm and on Wednesday May 1, 2019 from 8:00 am to 10:30 am.

Friends may view the obituary and guestbook online at www.gossenfuneralhome.net.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Gossen Funeral Home, Inc. of Rayne, LA, (337) 334-3141. 
Lavergne, Jeanette (I8731)
 
250 Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at 2:00 pm in Indian Bayou Methodist Church in Indian Bayou, LA for James Kenneth DuBose, 85, who died Saturday, November 9, 2019 at Carpenter House in Lafayette, LA.

Interment will be in the Indian Bayou Methodist Cemetery in Indian Bayou, LA.

Rev. Robert Johnson and Rev. Larry Maxwell will conduct the funeral services.

Mr. DuBose was born March 24, 1934 in Indian Bayou, LA to James Kirby DuBose and Winnie Hess DuBose. He enjoyed working in the rice fields and spending time with family. He loved riding his John Deere Tractor, reading and sports shooting.

Survivors include wife, Shirley Mae Sarver DuBose, two daughters, Debra Dubose Sonnier and spouse Carl, Donna DuBose Whitehurst, daughter in law, Karen "Sessie" DuBose, son, Layne DuBose and spouse Connie, seven grandchildren, Will DuBose, Sean DuBose, Adam Sonnier, Arielle Conrad, Sky Abshire, Jake DuBose, Matthew Whitehurst, six great-grandchildren, Koi DuBose, Daniel DuBose, Riely DuBose, Victor Conrad, Daphne Conrad, Ace Abshire, siblings, Syble Broulette, JoAnn Foreman, Donnie DuBose, Billy DuBose.

He was preceded in death by son, Kenneth DuBose, grandson, Dusty DuBose, parents, James Kirby DuBose and Winnie Hess Perry DuBose, siblings, Margie DuBose Garrett, Calvin DuBose, Mims DuBose, Wheeler DuBose.

Pallbearers will be Will DuBose, Sean DuBose, Adam Sonnier, Jake DuBose, Stephen Conrad, Cory Abshire, Matthew Whitehurst.

The family requests that visitation be observed at Indian Bayou Methodist Church in Indian Bayou, LA on Tuesday November 12, 2019 from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm and on Wednesday November 13, 2019 from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm.

Friends may view the obituary and guestbook online at www.gossenfuneralhome.net.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Gossen Funeral Home, Inc. of Rayne, LA, (337) 334-3141. 
DuBose, James Kenneth (I53126)
 
251 Funeral services will be held Thursday, December 4, 2014 at a 10:00 a.m. in Crossroads Church for Annie Jean Chargois Welch, age 85, who passed away Sunday, November 30, 2014 at 9:45 p.m. in Lafayette.

Interment will be in Evangeline Memorial Gardens in Carencro. Pastor Jeff Ables of Crossroads Church will officiate at the services.

Mrs. Welch was a native of Lafayette and a resident of Carencro. Her and her husband were founders of Bethel Assembly of God, which is now Crossroads Church. Mrs. Welch had a gift of hospitality, was very giving and always had food on the stove.

Survivors include two sons, James "Hoss" Welch, Jr. and his wife, Debra, and John Douglas Welch and his wife, Brandy, all of Carencro; four daughters, Sarah "Pucci" Butcher and her husband, Kelly, of Carencro, Charlene "Charlie" Squires and her husband, Stephen, of Lafayette, Maxine "Mackie" Prejean and her husband, Randy, of Carencro, and Faye "Fe Fe" Melancon and her husband, Chris, of Breaux Bridge; one son-in-law, Louis Dupuis; one daughter-in-law, Sandra Welch; one brother, John Chargois of Sulphur; one sister, Mary Chargois of Sulphur; twenty grandchildren; twenty nine great grandchildren; and one great great grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her husband James Welch, Sr.; her parents, Albert Chargois and the former, Agnes Gardner; one son, Aaron Welch; one daughter, Frances Dupuis; and three brothers, Jimmy Chargois, Joe Chargois and Eddie Chargois.

The family requests that visiting hours be observed from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Wednesday at Crossroads Church and will continue from 8:00 a.m. until service time on Thursday.

View the obituary and guestbook online at www.melanconfuneralhome.net.

Melancon Funeral Home, Evangeline Memorial Gardens Chapel, 4117 N. University Ave., Carencro, (337) 896-3232, is in charge of arrangements. 
Chargois, Annie Jean (I32008)
 
252 Funeral services will be held Thursday, June 25, 2015 at 2:00 PM in the Sunrise Chapel at Walters Funeral Home for Jackie Don Clothier, 86, who passed away June 23, 2015. Pastor Chad Thibodeaux of Vatican Baptist Church will conduct the funeral services. Interment will follow in Calvary Cemetery.

Survivors include one daughter, Chyrl Clothier and her partner Tina Richard of Lafayette; two sons, Jay Clothier of Lafayette and Don Clothier and his wife Deborah of Sunset; two grandchildren, Tressie Trail of Lake Charles and Logan Clothier of Lafayette and one great-granddaughter, Morgan Trail of Lake Charles.
He was preceded in death by his wife Shirley Camel Clothier; his parents, Harry Otho and Zelda Clothier; and one sister, Peggy Williams.

Jack was a native of Binger, Okla. and resident of Lafayette for the past 65 years. He served his country honorably as a United States Marine during the Korean Conflict.

Pallbearers will be Jay Clothier, Don Clothier, Logan Clothier, Francis Camel, Jim  Patin, and Mason Trail. Honorary pallbearer will be Bill Williams.

The family requests that visitation be held Thursday from 9:00 am until service time.

Special thanks are given to Courtyard Manor Nursing Home and AAA Hospice for their sincere care and concern for Jack's wellbeing. 
Clothier, Jack (I253363)
 
253 Funeral services will be held Thursday, June 25, 2020 at an 11:00 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial in St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church in Grand Coteau for James Vincent Lavergne, age 76, who passed away Saturday, June 20, 2020 at his residence in Sunset.

Interment will be in St. Charles Borromeo Cemetery in Grand Coteau.

Mr. Lavergne was a native and lifelong resident of Sunset where he owned Lavergne Shoe Repair Shop for over 30 years. In his younger years, he worked with Hanger, Limb and Brace in Lafayette. He also did bush hogging for the town of Sunset and its residents in his later years. He was a parishioner of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church in Grand Coteau. J.V. proudly served his country during his enlistment in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War era.

Survivors include his companion for over 40 years, Judith Ann Kern of Sunset; his Godchild, Sherie Landry; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Vincent Lavergne and the former Effie May Savoie; his uncles, V.L. Savoie, A.B. Savoie, Emmett Savoie, Wilson Savoie and Tom Lavergne; his aunts, Doris Hukin, Alzina Boudreaux and Leola Deville.

The family requests that visiting hours be observed from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Wednesday and will continue from 8:00 a.m. until service time on Thursday.

Pallbearers will be Carroll "Hook" Willingham, Jeremy Willingham, Harold "Mudd" Sibille, Ronnie Stelly, Kenneth Prejean, Kevin Cady, David Fruge and Lincoln Savoie. Honorary pallbearers will be Robert Landry, Thomas Landry, Francis Braquet, Joe Miller, Russell Courville, Dalton Richard, Jimmy Savoie, Marshall Savoie, Russell Savoie, Joshua Minix, Robert Fruge, Keith Savoie, Jimmy Savoie and Glenn Savoie.

Melancon Funeral Home of Grand Coteau, 289 Church Street, (337) 662-7286, is in charge of arrangements. 
Lavergne, James Vincent (I624409)
 
254 Funeral services will be held Thursday, October 31, 2019 at 11:30 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial in St. Peter Roman Catholic Church in Carencro for John Ray Robin, age 90, who passed away Monday, October 28, 2019 at his residence in Carencro.

Interment will be in Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Cemetery. The Rev. Gary Schexnayder will officiate at the services. Readers will be Kristan Alleman and Jamille R. Menard. Giftbearers will be his great granddaughters.

Musical selections will be provided by Charlotte Jagneaux, accompanied by Phyllis Simar on the organ.

Mr. Robin was a native of Duson and a resident of Carencro. He was a 1947 graduate of Scott High School. Ray was previously employed by Gulf States Utilities Company for thirty eight years. He was a parishioner of St. Peter Roman Catholic Church in Carencro and Sts. Peter and Paul Roman Catholic Church in Scott where he was an Usher at both. Having been a veteran of the military, he served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict. He was an active advocate of the 4H Club, a member of the VFW 9822 in Judice and a member of the Scott Lions Club for fifty one years.

Survivors include his loving wife of sixty five years, the former Evely Benoit, of Carencro; two sons, John Timothy Robin of Carencro and Joey Jude Robin and his wife, Francine, of Duson; one daughter, Pamela Ann Alleman of Carencro; six grandchildren, Brandt Robin and his wife, Jamie, Jamille R. Menard and her husband, Brent, Emily Robin and her husband, Ben, Timmy Robin and his wife, Rebecca, Kristan Alleman and Jay "Bubba" Alleman and his wife, Mischelle; thirteen great grandchildren; one brother, John Harry Robin and his wife, Betty, of Lafayette; and two sisters, Lorena Stutes of Lake Charles and Clara Mae Domingue of Lafayette.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank Robin and the former, Claudia Romero; four brothers, Wilson Robin, Dudley Robin, Bennett Robin and Claude Robin; six sisters, Aline Martin, Florence Arceneaux, Beauta Broussard, Hazel Trahan, Bernice Patin and Daisy Cormier; and one son-in-law, Jay C. Alleman.
A rosary will be prayed at 7:00 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home by the Scott Lions Club.

The family requests that visiting hours be observed from 3:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Wednesday and will continue from 9:00 a.m. until service time on Thursday.
Pallbearers will be John Timothy Robin, Joey Jude Robin, Brandt Robin, Timmy Robin, Jay Alleman, II and Brent Menard. Honorary pallbearers will be Gavin Lorraine, Cameron Robin, Jacque Menard, Aaron Groverman, Isaac Groverman, Ben Groverman, John Harry Robin and Wade Robin.

Memorial contributions may be made in the name of Mr. Ray Robin to the Louisiana Lions Camp 292 L. Beauford Dr., Anacoco, LA 71403 (337) 239-6567 https://www.lionscamp.org/.

A heartfelt appreciation extended by the Robin family to Ray's nurse, Heidi Cain and Hope Hospice. The family would also like to extend a special thanks to family and friends who offered support and care to our family during this difficult time.

Melancon Funeral Home, Evangeline Memorial Gardens Chapel, 4117 N. University Ave., Carencro, (337) 896-3232, is in charge of arrangements. 
Robin, John Ray (I439218)
 
255 Funeral services will be held Tuesday, August 4, 2020 at a 2:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial in St. Peter Catholic Church in Grand Prairie for Lois Ann Lee, age 73, the former Lois Ann Caillier, who passed away Saturday, August 1, 2020 at Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center in Lafayette.

Interment will be in St. Peter Cemetery in Grand Prairie. The Rev. Daniel Picard will officiate at the services.

The songs will be Hail Mary Gentle Woman, How Great Thou Art, Ave Maria, and Amazing Grace.

Ms. Lee was a native of Grand Prairie where she lived all her life.  She was employed for 20 years at Martco in Le Moyen then worked with the St. Landry Parish School Board for 19 years, finally retiring in January 2016 after working at Grand Prairie Elementary.  She was a seamstress and an avid supporter of any sporting event that her grandchildren played in.  She assisted with Little Dribblers Basketball Organization and also had an aftercare program in her home.  Lois was a parishioner of St. Peter Catholic Church in Grand Prairie.

Survivors include two sons, Cary Lee and his wife, Rachael, of Ville Platte and Mitch Lee and his wife, Beth, of Washington; three daughters, Andrea Buller and her husband, Danny, Maria Dawn LeBlanc and her husband, Gordon, all of Washington, and Jennifer Robin and her husband, Chris, of Arnaudville; her former husband, Jeanel "Fatty" Lee of Ville Platte; fourteen grandchildren, Brock Guillory, Amber Dabney, Ceph Guillory, Emily LeBlanc, Anna LeBlanc, David Lee, Ashlyn Lee, Alaina Lee, Drake Lee, Alex Robin, Leah Robin, Holden Lee, Cameron Lee, and Christian Lee; and  nine great grandchildren plus two on the way.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Rousseau Caillier and the former Judith Frederick both natives of Arnaudville; and one grandchild, Morgan Guillory.

A rosary will be prayed at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday in the funeral home by Deacon Joubert.

The family requests that visiting hours be observed from 9:00 a.m. until service time on Tuesday.

Pallbearers will be Brock Guillory, Ceph Guillory, David Lee, Drake Lee, Alex Robin, Holden Lee, Cameron Lee, and Christian Lee.

Melancon Funeral Home of Opelousas, 4708 I-49 North Service Road, (337) 407-1907, is in charge of arrangements. 
Caillier, Lois Ann (I629570)
 
256 Funeral services will be held Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at a 2:00 PM Mass of Christian Burial in St. John Berchman Roman Catholic Church in Cankton for Bryon "Bree" Mayeaux, age 47, who passed away Wednesday, December 4, 2019 in Lafayette.

Interment will be in St. John Berchmans Cemetery in Cankton. The Rev. Kenneth Domingue, pastor of St. John Berchmans Catholic Church, will officiate at the services.

Musical selections will be provided by Charlotte Jagneaux, accompanied by Phyllis Simar on the organ.

Bryon was a native of Lafayette and a resident of Duson. He enjoyed boxing, computers, dancing, politics and President Donald Trump. Bryon was a lover of Jesus Christ.

Survivors include his parents, Harold Mayeaux and Paula Guillory both of Duson; his girlfriend of five years, Jennifer Morris of Lafayette; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Mary Joyce Lemoine and her husband, John Edward Lemoine; maternal grandfather, Wilton J. Guillory; paternal grandmother, Rita Venable Romero and her husband, A.J.; paternal grandfather, Benton Mayeaux; paternal great grandparents, Hermine Burleigh and Cyphroien Burleigh; paternal great step grandfather, Steven Venable; two uncles, Kevin Chassion and Terry Guillory; and one aunt, Melissa Guillory.

A rosary will be prayed at 6:30 PM Monday in the funeral home.

The family requests that visiting hours be observed from 2:00 PM until 9:00 PM Monday and will continue from 8:00 a.m. until service time on Tuesday.
Pallbearers will be Jason Guillory, Dustin Winn, Ryan Hebert, Steven Benoit, Glenn Romero, Jr. and Gavin Romero. Honorary pallbearers will be Paul Guillory, Glenn Romero, Kevin Thibodeaux and Stewart Lemoine.

Melancon Funeral Home, Evangeline Memorial Gardens Chapel, 4117 N. University Ave., Carencro, (337) 896-3232, is in charge of arrangements. 
Mayeaux, Bryon (I603136)
 
257 Funeral services will be held Tuesday, June 9, 2015 at a 1:00 p.m. in Melancon Funeral Home in Opelousas for Clifton Johnson, age 90, who passed away Saturday, June 6, 2015 at 1:15 p.m. at Heritage Manor Nursing Home in Opelousas.

Interment will be in Cedar Hill Cemetery in Washington.

Mr. Johnson was a native of Monroeville, AL and a long time resident of Opelousas, LA. He worked as a machine welder for Roy Motors, H.D. Fowlers, and C & D Fabricators. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and loved his candy and something cold to drink and riding his four-wheeler in the woods. He was very particular of his garden, liked to visit with friends and family and make his rounds. He cooked many dinners at Allen's Bait Shop in Washington.

Survivors include two sons, Timothy Johnson and his wife, Rachelle, of Opelousas, LA and Donald Johnson and his wife, Debbie, of Lake Charles; six grandchildren, Nichol Kierum, Lauren Johnson, Marcus Johnson and his wife, Jessica, Joshua Johnson, Coby Johnson, Kyle Johnson, and Tyler Johnson due in July; three great grandchildren, Victoria, Gracie, and Avery; and one great granddaughter due in October; one brother, Kenneth Johnson and his wife, Vickie, of Little River, AL; two sisters, Wilma Jones of Saraland, AL and Sue Godwin of Goodway, AL.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Neva Jones Johnson; his parents, Clifton Johnson and the former Mamie Gregson; three brothers, Ed Johnson, Rayford Johnson, and Joe Johnson; and two sisters, Bobbie Gant and Anne Johnson.

The family requests that visiting hours be observed from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Monday and will continue from 8:00 a.m. until service time on Tuesday.

Pallbearers will be Derek Leger, Shane Leger, Marcus Johnson, Cory Fisher, Charles Fontenot, and Derek Fontenot. Honorary pallbearers will be Joshua, Kyle, and Coby.

Melancon Funeral Home of Opelousas, 4708 I-49 North Service Road, (337) 407-1907, is in charge of arrangements. 
Johnson, Clifton D. (I454466)
 
258 Funeral services will be held Tuesday, October 27, 2015 at a 1:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial in St. John Berchmans Catholic Church in Cankton for Mr. Alvin J. Soileau, age 55, who passed away Saturday, October 24, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. at his residence in Cankton.

Interment will be in St. John Berchmans Cemetery in Cankton. Msgr. Russell Harrington will officiate at the services.

Musical selections will be provided by Kip Faul. The songs will be Amazing Grace, Go Rest High On That Mountain, The Old Rugged Cross, and I Will Never Forget You.

Mr. Soileau was born and raised in Duson until the age of 18, when he moved to Cankton where he resided for the last 37 years. He was employed for Shane Boullion Trucking as a Truck Driver. Mr. Soileau was a parishioner of St. John Berchman Catholic Church, where he was formerly an usher, a member of the Bonne Mort Society, as well as a member of the 3rd Degree Knights of Columbus.

Survivors include his wife of 37 years, Gladys Myers Soileau of Cankton; two sons, James Soileau and his wife, Naomi, and Jason "Bill" Soileau, both of Cankton; two brothers, Calvin Soileau and Steve "T-Red" Soileau and his wife, Tina, both of Duson; three sisters, Debbie Arceneaux and her husband, Patrick, of Lafayette, Tammy Soileau of Duson, and Angela Hollier of Church Point; five grandchildren, Dawson James Soileau, Allison Marie Soileau, Jaxon Joseph Soileau, Bryson John Soileau and Ethan James Soileau; two god-children, Danielle Johnson and Ashley Soileau; and his mother-in-law, Irene Myers of Carencro.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph "Snook" Soileau and the former Mary Jane Cormier; his father-in-law, John L.J. Myers; and his brother-in-law, John F. "Boy" Myers.

A rosary will be prayed at 7:00 p.m. Monday in the funeral home by Barbara Richard.

The family requests that visiting hours be observed from 10:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m. Monday and will continue from 8:00 a.m. until service time on Tuesday.

Pallbearers will be James Soileau, Jason Soileau, Dawson Soileau, Steve Soileau, Shane "Cannon Ball" Boullion and J. R. Brown. Honorary pallbearers will be Allison Soileau, Jaxon Soileau, Bryson Soileau, Ethan Soileau, Naomi Soileau and Ashby "Gabby" Clavelle.

Melancon Funeral Home, Evangeline Memorial Gardens Chapel, 4117 N. University Ave., Carencro, (337) 896-3232, is in charge of arrangements. 
Soileau, Alvin J. (I377537)
 
259 Funeral services will be held Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at a 1:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial in St. Leo the Great Catholic Church in Leonville for Matthew Paul Angelle, age 37, who passed away Friday, September 13, 2019 at his home in Lafayette. His family takes comfort in knowing that after struggling with addiction, he is now at peace.

Interment will be in St. Leo the Great Cemetery in Leonville. The Rev. Darren Eldridge, pastor of St. Leo The Great Catholic Church, will officiate at the services. Readers will be P.J. Gary and Wayne Reiners. Giftbearers will be Joshua Stelly and Jacob Benoit.

Musical selections will be provided by Charlotte Jagneaux, accompanied by Phyllis Simar on the organ. The songs will be Amazing Grace, One Bread, One Body, Isaiah 49, On Eagle's Wings, and Always Be A Child.

Matthew was a native of Leonville and a resident of Lafayette, where he was a parishioner of The Bayou Church. He graduated from high school with honors and excelled athletically and academically. He was a charismatic person who never met a stranger and had a fun loving nature. Having been gifted with intelligence, Matthew could figure anything out. He was previously employed with Rain Corbin, Core Lab and Halliburton as a Lab Tech. Matthew loved fishing and Bar-B-Queing. He had a kind heart and gentle soul.

Survivors include his parents, Jules Marc Angelle and the former Kaye Marie Stelly, both natives of Leonville; his companion of five years, Samantha Kaufman of Lafayette; his dogs, Patches and Lucky; one sister, Rachel Benoit and her husband, Erik, of Lewisburg, LA; one godchild, Jacob Benoit; and a host of aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was preceded in death by one uncle, Doria Angelle; his paternal grandparents, Joseph Alfred Angelle and Margie Speyrer Angelle; and maternal grandparents, Percy John Stelly and Ethel Willingham Stelly.

A rosary will be prayed at 7:00 p.m. Monday in the funeral home.

The family requests that visiting hours be observed from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Monday and will continue from 8:00 a.m. until service time on Tuesday.

Pallbearers will be Edwin Stelly, Stacy Stelly, Daniel Reiners, Jared Angelle, Joshua Stelly and Mike Stelly. Honorary pallbearers will be Jacob Benoit and Erik Benoit.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to Matt and Crystal Gullit for their love and support during Matthew's life.

Melancon Funeral Home of Opelousas, 4708 I-49 North Service Road, (337) 407-1907, is in charge of arrangements. 
Angelle, Matthew Paul (I595370)
 
260 Funeral services will be held Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at a 2:00 PM Liturgy of the Word in Evangeline Memorial Gardens Chapel in Carencro for Pearl Hebert, age 87, the former Pearl Benoit, who passed away Saturday, February 3, 2018 at Bethany Nursing Home in Lafayette.

Interment will be in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens in Lafayette. The Rev. Gary
Schexnayder will officiate at the services.
Musical selections will be provided by Valerie Andrus.

Mrs. Hebert was a native of Scott and lived most of her life in Lafayette. She was employed with the Lafayette Parish School Board as a cafeteria worker at Broadmoor Elementary School for 5 years. She was a parishioner of St. Jules Catholic Church in Lafayette. Mrs. Hebert enjoyed fishing, cooking, baking, sewing, painting pictures and having get togethers with family and friends. She was a very good homemaker and will be greatly missed by her family.

Survivors include one son, Chester Hebert, Jr. of Lafayette; four daughters, Linda Patin and husband, Michael, of Scott, Peggy Hebert and Patsy Depue, both of Lafayette, Sharon Buteaux and husband, Oliver, of New Iberia; seven grandchildren, Reggie Patin, Dwayne R. Prejean, Lane Paul Cormier, Nathan Hebert, Angelic Begnaud Colvin, Christopher Begnaud and Wendy Deville; one brother, Jessie Benoit of New Iberia; and one sister, Shirley Poirrier and husband, Joe, of New Iberia.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Chester M. Hebert, Sr.; her parents, Antoine Benoit and the former Alida Broussard; one brother, P.J. Benoit; and one sister, Lurnice Larive.

A rosary will be prayed at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday in the funeral home.

The family requests that visiting hours be observed from 8:30 a.m. until service time on Wednesday.

Pallbearers will be Joseph Porrier, Mike Patin, Reggie Patin, Lane Cormier, Cody Cormier and Nathan Hebert. Honorary pallbearers will be Chester Hebert, Jr., Jessie Benoit, Francis Comeaux and Brock Cormier.

Melancon Funeral Home, Evangeline Memorial Gardens Chapel, 4117 N. University Ave., Carencro, (337) 896-3232, is in charge of arrangements. 
Benoit, Pearl Theresa (I264802)
 
261 Funeral services will be held Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at 1:00 PM Liturgy of the Word in Evangeline Memorial Gardens Chapel in Carencro for Mrs. Briggite McDonald, age 83, the former Briggite Guilbeau, who passed away Saturday, June 15, 2019 at Our Lady Prompt Succor Nursing Home in Opelousas.

Interment will be in St. Peter Catholic Cemetery in Carencro.  Father Greg Cormier, pastor of St. Joseph Catholic Church, will officiate at the services.

Mrs. McDonald was a native and lifelong resident of Carencro. She was employed with Evangeline Downs, where she was Head of Reservations, and retired after 36 years.

Survivors include her loving husband Richard "Mac" McDonald, of Carencro; one daughter, Dorothy "Dotty" McDonald, of Carencro; two brothers, Carrol Guilbeau and his wife, Barbara, of Dallas, TX, and Charles Guilbeau, Jr. and his wife, Dana, of Carencro; one sister, Mary Ruth Bernard of Carencro; one sister-in-law, Margaret Guilbeau; and numerous nieces and nephews, relatives, and friends
She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles Guilbeau, and the former Louise Credeur, both natives of Carencro; two brothers, Shelby Guilbeau and Oran Guilbeau; one sister, Eva Guilbeau Meche, and a brother-in-law, John Bernard.
A rosary will be prayed at 7:30 PM Tuesday in the funeral home.

The family requests that visiting hours be observed from 6:00 PM until 9:00 PM Tuesday and will continue from 9:00 a.m. until service time on Wednesday.

The family would like to extend a special heartfelt thanks to the Doctors, Nurses, and staff with Hospice of Acadiana and Our Lady Prompt Succor Nursing Home for their compassion and care with Mr. & Mrs. McDonald. In lieu of flowers donations in the name of Briggite McDonald may be made to Hospice of Acadiana, 2600 Johnston St., Lafayette, LA 70503, (337)232-1234, or at www.hospiceacadiana.com/donate

Pallbearers will be Brent Brocato, Peter Brocato, Jake McDonald, Matt Bernard, Todd Martin, and Danny Guilbeau. Honorary Pallbearer will be Billy McDonald.

Melancon Funeral Home, Evangeline Memorial Gardens Chapel, 4117 N. University Ave., Carencro, (337) 896-3232, is in charge of arrangements. 
Guilbeau, Briggite (I178654)
 
262 Funeral services will be held Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at a 2:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial in St. Peter Roman Catholic Church in Carencro for Lorena Marie Dugas, age 80, the former Lorena Marie Alleman, who passed away Monday, November 24, 2014 at 1:47 p.m. at her residence in Duson.

Interment will be in St. Peter Catholic Cemetery in Carencro. The Rev. Allen Breaux, associate pastor of St. Theresa of the Child Jesus Church, will officiate at the services.

Mrs. Dugas was a native and resident of Duson. She retired with the Lafayette Parish School System after over 30 years of service as a cafeteria worker at Duson Elementary alongside her husband, Calvin, where they were affectionately known as Pop and Momma Dugas. She enjoyed cooking, especially at her home, baking beautiful goods, including many wedding cakes for family and friends and she hosted all the Christmas and holiday events. Before Hurricane Rita, she enjoyed going to the camp in Holly Beach. Mrs. Dugas was a parishioner of St. Theresa of the Child Jesus Catholic Church in Duson.

Survivors include two sons, Jason Dugas of Lafayette and Allen Dale Dugas of Duson; one daughter, Jacqueline Duplechine and her husband, Kim, of Cankton; three brothers, Louis Alleman and his wife, Betty, John Lee Alleman and his wife, Bercie, all of Duson and Carrol Alleman and his wife, Yvonne, of Scott; two sisters, Birdie Guilbeau and Marge Ray, both of Rayne; four grandchildren, Nick Duplechine and his wife, Lori, Kyle Duplechine and his companion, Sandra Harris, Kipp Duplechine and his wife, Brooke, and Bridget Dugas; and five great grandchildren, Madison, Hannah, Haley, Spencer, and Ivan Duplechine.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Calvin Dugas; her parents, Wilfred Alleman and Solita Guidry, both natives of Duson; two brothers, Jessie Alleman and Joseph "Voice" Alleman; and two sisters, Grace Trahan and Dacie Dugas.

A rosary will be prayed at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday in the funeral home.

The family requests that visiting hours be observed from 9:00 a.m. Wednesday until service time on Wednesday.

Pallbearers will be Jacqueline Duplechine, Nick Duplechine, Kyle Duplechine, Jamie Alleman, Allen Dale Dugas, and Rollen Trahan.

Melancon Funeral Home, Evangeline Memorial Gardens Chapel, 4117 N. University Ave., Carencro, (337) 896-3232, is in charge of arrangements. 
Alleman, Lorena Marie (I392052)
 
263 Funeral services will be held with a Mass of Christian Burial on Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at 1:00 PM in the Sunrise Chapel at Walters Funeral Home for Dr. Wilfrid G. Dolan who passed away on April 25, 2013 at the Regional Medical Center of Acadiana with his family at his bedside.

Father Gary Schexnayder, pastor of St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church in Lafayette, will be the celebrant of the mass and conduct the funeral service. Jodi Bollich, organist and soloist will perform "Amazing Grace", "On Eagles Wings", "Panis Angelicus",  "Shepherd Me Oh God", and "Ave Maria". Lector will be Lauren Richard and gift bearer will be Lisa Bordelon. Entombment will follow in Calvary Cemetery. Dr. Dolan was a member of St. Mary's Church.

Survivors include two daughters, Judith D. Richard and her husband Robley A. Richard, III of Carencro, LA, and Brigid D. Raleigh and her fiance Mark Stevens of Millsboro, DE; a son Wilfrid G. Dolan, II of Lafayette, LA; three grandchildren, Raquel R. LaGrange and her husband Mark LaGrange, Robley A. Richard, IV, his wife Lauren, and their daughter Camille of Lafayette, and Megan L. Raleigh of Millsboro, DE.

Dr. Dolan was preceded in death by his beloved and devoted wife of fifty-three years, Mary Jane Lee Dolan; his parents Mr. and Mrs. Edward L. Dolan; four brothers, Rev. George E. Dolan, C.M., Charles Norbert Dolan, John Vincent Dolan and Stephen Alan Dolan, all of New Orleans.
A native of New Orleans, Dr. Dolan has been a resident of Lafayette since 1955 practicing Obstetrics and Gynecology. In New Orleans he was a graduate of St. Stephen's Parochial School, Holy Cross High School, Tulane University (Pre-Med) and LSU School of Medicine in 1949.
Dr. Dolan was a veteran of military service having served in the U.S. Navy from 1944-1946 during WWII and again from 1949-1952 during the Korean War. He was a member of the U.S. Naval Reserve local unit for several years and retired from the U.S. Naval Medical Corps Reserve with the rank of Lt. Commander in 1958.

Dr. Dolan completed his internship at St. Mary's Hospital in E. St. Louis, IL in 1950 and his OB-GYN residency program at Charity Hospital, LSU School of Medicine in New Orleans from 1952-1955. He was appointed to Chief Resident in his last year of residency. In 1956 he became a member of the American College of OB-GYN (AGOG) and became board certified in 1960. Dr. Dolan began his practice in 1955 at which time he was also made Department Head of OB-GYN services at Lafayette Charity Hospital starting as clinical instructor for the LSU School of Medicine OB-GYN Department. In 1973 he was promoted to Clinical Associate Professor. He retired from private practice in 1994. Dr. Dolan was the Medical Director of the local plasma center Talecris from 1996-2013.

During his years of medical practice he was a member of the American Medical Association, Southern Medical Association, Pan American Association, Chief of Staff at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Chief of Staff at Lafayette Charity Hospital, president of the Lafayette Parish Medical Society and a member of Louisiana State Medical Society. Dr. Dolan was also a member of several social organizations, including the Krewe of Gabriel, Krewe of Gabriel Dukes, a Duke of the Krewe of Attakapas and a member of the Lafayette Townhouse. He was also a member of the Lafayette Lions Beaver Club and the American Legion.

In 1972 Dr. Dolan promoted the perspective building of the present Women's & Children's Hospital, which was finally opened in 1983 with the efforts of most of the local OB-GYN doctors. In 1990 Dr. Dolan was recognized by The Daily Advertiser for having delivered over 10,000 babies. On April 2, 2009 the Lafayette Parish Medical Society honored Dr. Dolan for sixty years of community service.

The family requests that visitation be observed from 3:00-9:00 PM on Tuesday, April 30, 2013, and resume Wednesday morning at 8:00 am until time of services. A rosary will be recited at 7:00 PM Tuesday evening at the funeral home.

The Dolan family wishes to extend thanks and appreciation to his office nurses of twenty years plus, Mrs. Virginia LaFleur, LPN (deceased) and Mrs. Rowena Johnson, RN for their faithful service; Mr. Hubert "Red" Dumesnil his banker; Mr. Mike Smith his insurance advisor; and Mr. Arthur D. Mouton his attorney. Special thanks to the ICU nurses at Regional Medical Center of Acadiana for their kind and gentle care. Dr. Dolan will be remembered for his love of family, friends and dedication to his patients and the community.

Memorial contributions in Dr. Dolan's name may be made to Hospice of Acadiana, 2600 Johnston St., Ste. 200, Lafayette, LA 70503.

Walters Funeral Home, 2424 N. University Ave., Lafayette, LA 70507, (337) 706-8941 is in charge of arrangements. 
Dolan, Dr. Wilfrid Greg (I358903)
 
264 Graveside services will be celebrated for Derwin Lyman "Billy" DuBose, age 91, at 2:00 pm on Saturday, June 27, 2020 at Indian Bayou United Methodist Cemetery with Rev. Robert Johnson officiating.

A native of Indian Bayou and resident of New Iberia, Mr. DuBose passed away on Wednesday, June 24, 2020 at his residence.

Mr. DuBose was a Veteran of the US Army and served his country honorably during the Korean War. He then obtained his Bachelor of Science Degree in Agriculture form SLI. After college he was employed with the State of Louisiana as a Health Inspector for more than 30 years. He was a member of the Aurora Masonic Lodge 193 in New Iberia and held the rank of 32nd Degree. Mr. DuBose loved guns and was a Master Class Pistol Shooter. He was able to enjoy both his retirement and love of guns by serving as Range Master and Firearms Instructor for the New Iberia Police Department and also St. Martin Sheriff Department for more than 15 years. He enjoyed spending time with his family and being outdoors tending to his many rose gardens.

He is survived by his daughter, Karen DuBose Throop of New Iberia; his son, John Howell DuBose and wife Veronica of Lafayette; two grandchildren, Victoria Throop and Zachary Throop; two sisters, Sybil Brouillette of Alexandria and JoAnn Foreman of Indian Bayou; one brother, Donnie DuBose and wife Rose of Lafayette and his sister in law, Shirley DuBose of Indian Bayou.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Mattie Joye Sarver DuBose; parents, James Kirby and Winnie Perry DuBose; one granddaughter, Kristi Gayle Throop; his son in law, Glenn Throop; one sister, Margie Garrett and four brothers, J.K. DuBose, Wheeler DuBose, Mims DuBose and Calvin DuBose.

Pallbearers will be members of the family.

Memorial donations may be made in his name to Indian Bayou United Methodist Church, 1029 LA 700, Rayne, LA 70570.

To view the on-line obituary, video tribute, and sign the guest register, please visit www.evangelinefuneralhome.com.

Evangeline Funeral Homes, Inc. of New Iberia is in charge of arrangements. 
DuBose, Derwin Lyman (I53125)
 
265 Graveside Services will be held at 2:30 pm on Tuesday, July 21, 2020, at Memorial Park Cemetery in New Iberia, for Ovey Owens, Jr., 60, who passed away on Wednesday, July 15, 2020, at Pleasant View Nursing Center in Metter, Georgia.

A gathering of family and friends will be at Pellerin Funeral Home in New Iberia from 12:00 pm until 2:00 pm on Tuesday.

A native of New Iberia, and a longtime resident of Dexter, Georgia, Ovey Owens, Jr. was born on September 24, 1959 to the late Ovey Owens, Sr. and Mildred Marie Theriot Owens. His degree was in electronics, and he also worked a security job at the sugar mill before moving to Georgia to live with his sister, Mary in the 80s. Ovey was very intelligent and well loved. His caregivers called him their "Gentle Giant" and "Teddy Bear." He will be deeply missed.

Ovey is survived by a sister, Mary Wood of Dexter, GA; a brother, Jessie (wife Deborah) Owens of Coteau; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an uncle, Alvin Theriot; cousin, Janet Theriot Trosclair; and brother-in-law, Thomas Tyler.

Pallbearers will be Jessie Owens, Kevin Theriot, John Tyler, Rocky Watterson, Zachary Owens, and Aron Charpentier.

Pellerin Funeral Home, 502 Jefferson Terrace Blvd., New Iberia, LA 70560, (337-365-3331) is in charge of arrangements. 
Owens, Ovey J. Jr. (I627218)
 
266 Graveside services will be held Friday, July 5, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. in St. John's Cemetery  for Gage Michael Foreman, son of Mary and Mark Foreman, Jr., who passed away June 30, 2013 at their residence.

Deacon Brady Broussard will conduct the funeral service.

Survivors include his parents; twin sisters Ava Lynn  and Lily Grace Foreman; brother Aiden Louis Breaux; maternal grandparents Lynnette and Brian Wyble; paternal grandmother, Jamie Foreman; and paternal grandfather, Greg  Morvant.

He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Mark Foreman, Sr..

Visitation will be held Friday morning at 9:00 a.m. until time of service.

The family requests that monetary contributions be mailed to 106 Grazing Trace, Lafayette, LA 70508. 
Foreman, Gage Michael (I423574)
 
267 Graveside services will be held Saturday, November 16, 2013 at 3:00 PM in Sts. Peter & Paul Cemetery in Scott for Rickie Paul Guilbeau, 58, who passed away November 7, 2013. Deacon Art Bakeler will officiate the ceremony, and Skip Dent will give the eulogy.

Survivors include two daughters, Hollie Guilbeau, Dana Guilbeau; two sons, Jacob Guilbeau and Rickie Richard; and eight grandchildren, Tre Choplin, Brody Choplin, Chloe Guilbeau, Ethan Guilbeau, Brett Credeur, Logan Comeaux, Logan Thorton, and Karsen Richard

He was preceded in death by his parents, Viateur "Tatoo" and Carita "PU" Guilbeau, and one brother, Ernoll "EJ" Domingue.

Rickie was a lifelong resident of Scott. He loved playing his accordion, watching football and NASCAR, and driving across our nation.

The family wishes to thank Hospice of Acadiana, Dr. Mire, Dr. Monacada, Dr. Shanmuganathan and nurses Tricia, Monique, Ms. Mary, Chuck, Karen, Dana, Angela, Adrienne, and "Ms. Nurse" Vanessa; and to his dearest friends, Sherri Wilson and Crystal Theriot. 
Guilbeau, Rickie Paul (I222906)
 
268 In late 1883, several of the children and grandchildren of James John & Penelope McKinnon Etheredge loaded up their belongings on horse and mule driven wagons and moved to the Ashford, Alabama area in what was then Henry County and is now Houston County.  The story told to my Uncle Terrell 'Buck' Etheridge is that according to his Daddy, Elonzo 'Lonnie' Etheredge, 5 of the sibling families were a part of this move.  The group included: Laura Etheredge, her Husband Redding Bryant Beasley and their 2 children; Henry H. 'Mack' Etheredge, his wife Alice Henrietta Lofton and their 2 children; Thomas Thower  Etheredge, his wife Sarah 'Sallie' Ragan and their son Elonzo 'Lonnie' Etheredge, (then 8 years old); Lewis A. 'Luly' Etheredge and his wife Idella Ragan; and Callie Etheredge, her husband George Washington Hicks and their oldest child.  This move also included Sarah 'Sallie' Ragan's sister, Eliza Elizabeth Ragan, her husband Daniel Lafayette Moody and several of their oldest children.  Uncle 'Buck' says 'Lonnie' was only 8 years old at the time, but often talked about the childhood adventure of the move.  It was also told by Lonnie that Sarah's sister, Rebecca Ann 'Becky' Ragan, her husband Seaborn Jefferson Brown and their oldest children had moved to Henry County not long before this group did.

Census records also reflect and the story has been passed down by my Granddaddy, Clifford Etheridge, my Daddy, Henry Ethridge, and my Stepmom, Irene Ethridge, that 2 of the older Etheredge siblings made a similar move to Baker County, Georgia, not long after the Civil War.  This included William Arthur Etheredge, his wife Mary Jane Sanders (Irene's grandparents) and their children, along with John Franklin Etheredge, his wife Sarah Angeline Sanders and their children.  Note that these two brothers married sisters, making their children what is referred to as double first cousins, which was a common occurrence since the Civil War in many families.  There are several of these cases in my family history in the Etheredge, Pate, and Blalock lines.

My Daddy, Henry and my Stepmom, Irene discovered they were cousins, not long after they were married in 1976.  The story goes that once they were discussing the family history with my Granddaddy, Clifford Etheridge and Irene shared with him that her Granddaddy, William Arthur Etheredge had lost his leg while fighting in the Civil War.  Cliff could also remember his Granddaddy, Thomas Thrower Etheredge telling the story of his brother, William Arthur, losing his leg in the War.  That means Irene and Cliff are 2nd cousins, making Irene and Henry 2nd cousins, 1x removed.

Stories compiled by Jerry Ethridge, March 21, 2013 
Etheredge, James John (I459963)
 
269 It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that the family of Lena Mae Hudspeth Williams, 90, announces her passing on Sunday, December 28, 2014 at Mercy Regional Medical Center in Ville Platte. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on January 1, 2015 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Ville Platte at 11:00 AM. Rite of Committal will be in the Evangeline Memorial Park Cemetery with Father Brian Harrington, celebrant.

A loving mother, sister, and grandmother she will be fondly remembered by her three sons Samuel Hudspeth and wife Lill of Highland, Michigan, Roy Hudspeth and wife Peggy of Ville Platte, and Dean Hudspeth and wife Celeste of Lafayette, three daughters Carolyn Landreneau and husband Buford of Bayou Chicot, Emily Kahler of Plant City, Florida, and Elaine Hudspeth of Ville Platte, and one sister Emily Joy Dupre of Rockwell, Texas. Also left behind to cherish her memory are her 17 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren, and one great great grandchild.
Lena now rests in Heaven with her first husband James E. Hudspeth, her second husband Robert L. Williams, her parents John and Emily Ortego, her son James E. Hudspeth, Jr., her daughter Ellen Hudspeth, her brothers Edward Ortego, Edgar Ortego, Lee Roy Ortego, Allen Ortego, Rodney Ortego, Sylvan Ortego, and Howard Ortego, her sisters Verna Hart and Eva Lou Kubiak and her grandson Brady Hudspeth.

At the request of the Williams family, visitation will take place at Ardoins Funeral Home in Ville Platte on Wednesday, December 31, 2014 from 2:00 PM until 9:00 PM and again on January 1, 2015 from 8:00 AM until time of service. A rosary will be recited in her honor Wednesday evening at 7:30 PM.

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

Ardoins Funeral Home in Ville Platte is in charge of arrangements. 
Ortego, Lena Mae (I163971)
 
270 It is with great sadness that the family of Alaven John LeJeune, Jr. announces his passing from this life surrounded by his family on May 9, 2015 at the age of 68. Alaven was born and raised in the Hathaway/Jennings area. He worked at Olin Chemicals for 25 years then took medical retirement. He loved hunting, fishing and gardening. He also loved bragging on his 19 grandkids and 6 great grandkids. He would tell stories on them for days. He was a member of The Knights of Columbus and St. Lawrence Catholic Church.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held at St. Lawrence Catholic Church for Alaven John "Al" LeJeune, 68 of Roanoke, LA on Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at 10:00 AM with Father Babasino Fernandes. Visitation will be held at Matthews & Son Funeral Home on Monday, May 11th from3:00 PM until 9:00 PM with a rosary recited at 7:00 PM by Dec. Mike Tramel and the Knights of Columbus. The family request visitation resume on Tuesday from 8:00 AM until the time of his Funeral Mass. Alaven will be laid to rest in Doucet Cemetery.

Alaven is survived by his wonderful wife of 48 years, Sandra Lynn Fontenot LeJeune of Roanoke, LA; three sons, Keith LeJeune and his significant other, Kasha LeDoux, of Lake Charles, LA, Troy "Bubba" LeJeune and his wife, Karen of Minneola, FL, Brian "Scooter" LeJeune and his wife, Beronica of Buna, TX; one daughter, Mikka L. Guidry and her husband, Glen of Lake Arthur, LA; one former daughter-in-law, Jackie and her husband, Shawn Gotte of Hathaway, La; his mother-in-law, Lorena "Rena" Fontenot of Kinder, LA; nineteen grandchildren, Lane, Tanya, Wesley, Brennon, Katie, Maggie, Lil Al, Kayla, Tate, BJ, Wyatt, Sammie LeJeune, Bailey Gotte, Elissa Hoffpauir, Jeremy Rabalails, Amber, Rory, Gabby and Glen Guidry; six great grandchildren, Kinley and Rylie LeJeune, Logan Bonnette, Holden Hoffpauir, Austin Cormier, Brylee Fontenot and two on the way.; four brothers, Phil (Wanda)LeJeune, Byron, Brennon (Debbie) LeJeune, Dwayne (Dana) LeJeune; four sisters, Emily (Robert) Doucet, Alice (Michael) Tramel, Theresa (Steve) Campbell, Katherine (Mark) Marceaux; five godchildren and a multitude of nieces and nephews.

Alaven is preceded in death by his parents, Alaven "Bib" LeJeune and Ora B. LeJeune; his honorary parents, Son and Shug Guillotte; his father-in-law, Louis Attlie Fontenot; one brother, Winston LeJeune and his favorite uncle Leo Bourgeois, Jr.

Carrying Alaven to his final resting place in Doucet Cemetery will be his sons, Keith, Bubba, Scooter as well as Glen Sr., Darren Gary and Cody LeBlanc. Honorary pallbearers will be all of His grandsons, Kent Barras, Stephen Guillotte and Dwayne LeJeune.

To extend online condolences, please visit our website at www.matthewsandsonfuneralhome.net

Arrangements have been entrusted to Matthews & Son Funeral Home 
LeJeune, Alaven John Jr. (I436221)
 
271 It is with great sadness that the family of Shelton Joseph Blanchard, announces his passing on Tuesday, August 21, 2018 at Vitas Hospice in Conroe, TX at the age of 81.

He was a loving son, brother, husband, father, grandfather, uncle and friend.

He was President and Founder of Acadiana Fittings and Supply, Inc., which was started in Lafayette, La.

He and his son worked hard to build Acadiana into a thriving business in Fulshear, TX. His business and Classic Cars were his passions.

He is survived by his wife Peggy D. Blanchard. Sons, Randall Blanchard and wife Melinda, Brian Blanchard and wife Karen, Anthony Blanchard and wife Tracy. Two grandsons, Corey and Maxwell Blanchard. Brother Melvie Blanchard and wife Shirley. Sister in Law, Bertha Blanchard. One Niece and two Nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents; Eddie Blanchard and Melda Thibodeaux; sister, Ludy Blanchard White and brother-in-law Ray White; and brother, Clinton Blanchard.

At the request of the family, visitation will be held at Ardoin's funeral home in Eunice on Thursday, August 23, 2018 from 10:00 am until 11:00 am. Entombment will follow in the St. Paul Mausoleum.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in his name to M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, one of his favorite charities.

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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 arrangement. 
Blanchard, Shelton Joseph (I279299)
 
272 It is with great sadness the family of Arista Guidry announce his passing on April 17, 2015, at 5:15 PM at Jennings American Legion Hospital at the beautiful age of 99. Mr. Guidry was a familiar face in the Tee-Mamou area for over 60 years dealing with the farming community, cattle and planting his garden. Mr. Guidry never met a stranger and was admired by all who knew him. He never hesitated to help his fellow farmer. Whether it was planting a crop, cutting rice, or plowing a field, if help was needed, Mr. Guidry was there to do it for over 66 years. He was an avid cattleman for over 50 years. He loved his cattle and raised many different breeds. People often talked how he would call his cows they seemed to know him. He also loved his garden. He always shared his crop of tomatoes, potatoes, and corn or beans, and peppers when in abundance. Mr. Guidry also served his God and church as a member of KC Council 4906 for over 65 years and was initiated as a 4th degree KC since 1971.

But mostly Mr. Guidry loved his family. He taught his sons and grandchildren the value of hard work and honest pay by the example he showed. He enjoyed life to the fullest, had a hardy laugh, loved a good joke, a cold beer, good food, Cajun music, and a good conversation. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Mr. Guidry is survived by his beloved wife of 77 years, Hazel Fuselier Guidry of Tee-Mamou; three sons, James (Corieta) Guidry of Evangeline, LA, Donald (Carroll) Guidry of Basile, LA, Thomas (Kathleen)Guidry of Iota. Also left to cherish his memory is his pride and joy of 10 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren. As well as two brothers, Danis (Eunice) Guidry of Lake Charles, LA and Alec Guidry of Iowa, LA.

He was preceded in death by parents, Treville and Celestine Lormand Guidry; three brothers, Moise, Dewey and Treville, Jr.; three sisters, Elise Bertrand, Azelima Granger, Bertha Royer; one great grandchild, Juian Ray Smith.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held at St. Jules Catholic Church in Tee-Mamou on April 20, 2015 at 10:00 AM with Father Charles McMillin officiating. Burial will follow in the Tee-Mamou Mausoleum. Visitation will held at Matthews and Son Funeral Home in Jennings starting on Sunday April 19th at 11:00 AM until 9:30 PM with a rosary at 6:00 PM recited by KC Council 4906 of Tee-Mamou. Visitation will resume on Monday April 20th at 8:00 AM until the time of his funeral mass.

Honoring Mr. Guidry as his pallbearers will be his grandsons, Darin Guidry, Michael Guidry, Chris Guidry, Thomas Guidry, Matthew Guidry, and Eric Guidry. Honorary pallbearers will be his three sons, James, Donald and Thomas Guidry.

To extend online condolences, please visit our website at www.matthewsandsonfuneralhome.net
Arrangements have been entrusted to Matthews & Son Funeral Home. 
Guidry, Arista (I393308)
 
273 It's with great sadness and heavy hearts that the family of Allen Fontenot announces his passing from this life on April 12, 2015 at the age of 82. Allen was born in Jennings, La. to the late Ednus Fontenot and the late Dora Lopez Fontenot on January 11, 1933. Allen was a Welder. He was also an avid gardener. Allen enjoyed raising cattle, listening to French music and dancing. His dog Scooter held a special place in his heart. He was loved by many and will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Allen is survived by his beloved wife, Daisy Ortego Fontenot of Hathaway, LA; two sons, Roger (Tammy) Fontenot of Iota LA, Carl (Robbie) Fontenot of Baton Rouge, LA; two daughters, Carol (Keith) Reed of Iota, LA, Sandra (Doug) Landry of Hathaway, LA; one sister, Joyce (Wilbert) Arnold of Welsh, LA; fourteen grandchildren, twenty two great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.

Allen was preceded in death by his parents, Ednus and Dora Fontenot, five brothers, Howard, Louis, Lloyd, Ivan and Curtis Fontenot.

Funeral Services with Full Military Rites will be held at Matthews and Son Funeral Home Chapel in Jennings on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at 3:00 PM with Father Charles McMillin officiating, with a gathering of family and friends to continue after his services until 5:00 PM.
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To extend online condolences, please visit our website at www.matthewsandsonfuneralhome.net
Arrangements have been entrusted to Matthews & Son Funeral Home. 
Fontenot, Allen (I126266)
 
274 It's with great sadness and heavy hearts that the family of Alton "Al" P. LeBlanc, Jr. announces his passing from this life on the evening of June 15, 2015. Al was born in Elton, LA on March 16, 1937 to the late Alton Paul LeBlanc, Sr. and Lorma Landry LeBlanc. Al worked as a Maintenance Supervisor for Coushatta. He loved his job and enjoyed going to work. In his spare time he loved to be outdoors, he was an avid hunter and fisherman. Al also loved to dance and spend time with his family and friends. He was loved by many and will be greatly missed by all.

Al is survived by his beloved wife, Myrna LeBlanc of Hathaway, LA; one son, Tim LeBlanc of Jennings, LA; two daughters, Lisa LeBlanc Woodson (Rick) of Dallas, TX, Sheila LeBlanc Burgin (Charlie) of Hathaway, LA; one sister, Dorothy LeBlanc of Lake Arthur, LA; nine wonderful grandchildren, Ashley DeFir Miller (Brent), Jarrett LeBlanc, Jami LeBlanc, Cassidy Woodson, Haley LeBlanc, Kaylee LeBlanc, Camryn Woodson, Reilly LeBlanc and Nyla LeBlanc.

Al was preceded in death by parents, Alton and Lorma LeBlanc; one sister, Margaret Porche'; one brother, Richard LeBlanc.

Funeral services for Alton "Al" LeBlanc, 78 will be held at Matthews and Son Funeral Home on Thursday, June 18, 2015 at 2:00 PM with Father Charles McMillin officiating. Visitation will be held at Matthews & Son Funeral Home on Wednesday, June 17th from 4:00 PM until 9:00 PM. with a rosary recited at 7:00 PM by Deacon Mike Tramel. Visitation will resume on Thursday, June 18th at 8:00 AM until the time of his service. Al will be laid to rest in Oaklawn Cemetery.

Carrying Al to his final resting place in Oaklawn Cemetery will be Jarrett LeBlanc, Cody LeBlanc, Charlie Burgin, Chip LeBlanc, Brent Miller and Ken Porche'. Honorary pallbearers will be Reilly LeBlanc, Lloyd Bruchhaus, Jim Smith, Frank Cormier, Don LeBlanc, Rick Woodson and Stanley Landry.

To extend online condolences, please visit our website at www.matthewsandsonfuneralhome.net

Arrangements have been entrusted to Matthews & Son Funeral Home. 
LeBlanc, Alton Paul Jr. (I430983)
 
275 It's with great sadness and heavy hearts that the family of Emily Elizabeth Tramel announces her passing from this life on April 19, 2015 at the age of 29. Emily was born in Jennings, La. to Michael Tramel and Alice Claire LeJeune Tramel on November 5, 1985. Emily worked as a Reservationist for Coushatta Casino Resort. She enjoyed the outdoors and spending time with her family and friends. Emily also enjoyed talking on her phone, dancing, as well as listening to French and Zydeco Music. She loved the song "Every Day was Mothers' Day". She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Emily is survived by her parents, Deacon Mike and Alice Claire Tramel of Hathaway, LA; her son, Austin Romero of Gulf Port, MS; her daughter, Alaina Romero of Elton, LA; two sisters, Charissa Tramel of Hathaway, LA, Ruth Tramel of Welsh, LA; her godmother, Catherine Marceaux; one niece, Christian Naquin; four nephews, Christopher Naquin, Wyatt Naquin, Hayden Dennis, Zane Bias; her grandfather, E.B. "Billy" Tramel; close friend Curtis Breaux; several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Emily was preceded in death by maternal grandparents, Alaven "Bib" and Ora LeJeune; her paternal grandmother, Betty Tramel; her godfather, Winston LeJeune.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, April 23, 2015 at 11:00 AM with Father Babasino Fernandes officiating. Burial will follow in Doucet Cemetery. A gathering of family and friends will be held at Matthews & Son Funeral Home in Jennings on Wednesday, April 22nd from 3:00 PM until 10:00 PM with a rosary recited at 7:00 PM by the Cursillo family. Visitation will resume on Thursday, April 23rd at 8:00 AM until the time of her mass at 11:00 AM.

Carrying Emily to her final resting place in Doucet Cemetery will be Byron LeJeune, Dwayne LeJeune, Logan LeJeune, Richard "Chip" LeBlanc, Cody LeBlanc and Jared Dennis.

To extend online condolences, please visit our website at www.matthewsandsonfuneralhome.net
Arrangements have been entrusted to Matthews & Son Funeral Home. 
Tramel, Emily Elizabeth (I436251)
 
276 It's with great sadness and heavy hearts that the family of Grace Sons announces her passing from this life on May 11, 2015 at the age of 90. Grace was born in Jennings, LA to the late Charles Justman and the late Eunice Trahan on September 7. 1924. She was a homemaker and devoted her life to the care of her family. She loved listening to the radio, watching and listening to Wheel of Fortune. Grace enjoyed spending time with her family and grandchildren. She loved to pray for people. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Grace is survived by one son, Randy (Shirley) Brown of Jennings, LA; three grandchildren, Vickie Hands, Tonya Williams and Dwayne Brown; five great grandchildren, Hillary Vincent, Trevor Vincent, Tyler Brown, Sydnee Brown and Denver Brown; one great-great grandchild, Isabella Henry; two step-sons, Neal (Sue) Sons of Erath, LA, Daniel Sons of Delcambre, LA.

Grace was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Eunice Justman.

Funeral Services will be held at Matthews and Son Funeral Home Chapel in Jennings on Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at 2:00 PM with Father Charles McMillin officiating. Burial will follow in Andrus Cove Cemetery. A gathering of family and friends will be held at Matthews & Son Funeral Home in Jennings on Tuesday, May 12th from 9:00 AM until 2:00 PM.

Carrying Grace to her final resting place in Andrus Cove Cemetery will be Randy Brown, Dwayne Brown, Tyler Brown, Denver Brown, Trevor Vincent and Dwain Ardoin.

To extend online condolences, please visit our website at www.matthewsandsonfuneralhome.net
Arrangements have been entrusted to Matthews & Son Funeral Home. 
Justman, Grace V. (I453094)
 
277 K. "Jim" Broom, 76, died Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2008, at Palo Pinto Hospital in Mineral Wells.Service is 10 AM Saturday, Jan. 12, at White's Mineral Wells Funeral Chapel, 101 N.E. 4th Ave., Mineral Wells. Interment will be in Soda Springs Cemetery, Parker County.

Visitation is 6-8 PM Friday at the funeral home.Jim Broom was born Sept. 26, 1931, in Palo Pinto County, the son of the late Wiley and Nancy Wells Broom. Jim married the former Thalta Wright on Sept. 28, 1951, and together started their family of three children. He proudly served in the Air Force National Guard. Jim was a director of Mineral Wells Junior Jaycees, a Millsap ISD school board member, a member of the Road Runner Travel Club and the Mountain River Volunteer Fire Department. Very active in the community, Jim also served as election clerk and election judge in Parker County. He made his career working for Texas Power and Light and retired in 1987 after 37 years of service. Jim was a member of Soda Springs Baptist Church, where served as a deacon since July 4, 1963.Jim's faith was genuine, quiet and practical. He deeply believed in God, in life, in others and in himself. Several things happened to him along the way that might have embittered him. He never held a grudge or harbored resentment. Jim made it easy for his family to believe in a Heavenly Father whose steadfast love endures forever. He will never be forgotten.

Survivors include sons, Randy Broom of Granbury, Texas, and Craig Broom and wife, Gina, of Sherman, Texas; daughter, Renya Broom of Mineral Wells and her special friend,T.C. Casey, of Millsap; grandsons, Tyler Broom of Houston, Tanner Broom of Granbury and Colton Broom of Sherman; brothers and sisters, Don Broom of Fort Worth, Charles Broom of Quitman, Texas, Bob Broom of Woodville, Texas, Ted Broom of Branson, Mo., Jerry Broom of Mineral Wells, Ann Smyers of Fort Worth, Marguriete Crum of Mineral Wells and Louise Duvall of Poolville, Texas; special aunt Florine Crawford of Fort Worth; "precious friend" Betty Jones; and a host of other loving family and friends.

Jim was preceded in death by his wife, Thalta, in 2004; his parents; and daughter-in-law, Lana Cooper Broom.White's Funeral Home - Mineral Wells 
Broom, James Kenneth (I134525)
 
278 Known to his family as "Papoose", "Uncle Bernice", "Parrain"; to others as "Mr. Bernice"; or "Mr. B" and "Guid"; to his wife as "Sweetheart"; to his sons as "Daddy" and his grand/great grandchildren as "Paw Bernice."

Born July 10, 1943 in the old Church Point Sanitarium to Noah (Noe') Guidry and Evelina Richard, Bernice was the youngest of five children and worked sharecropping with his family while attending Our Lady of the Sacred Heart School, Church Point Jr. High and High Schools. Always active and energetic, he remained a hard worker all of his life content to live simply by the work of his hands. After graduation form Church Point High School in 1961, Bernice worked in farming, painting and the oilfield before being drafted into the United States Army during the Vietnam Era in 1965 serving on American bases in Europe, primarily in France where his ability to speak French was put to good use while he worked on aircraft. Upon honorable discharge in 1967, Bernice returned to Church Point where he met and later married on April 26, 1969 Mary Geraldine Higginbotham, daughter of Roosevelt Higginbotham and Yvonne Guidry. To this union were born two sons, Mitchell Gregory and Jody Matthew Guidry.

As a young husband and father, Bernice left the oilfield to spend more time with his family and was employed by Church Point Wholesale for nearly 25 years, beginning as a truck driver and eventually became the frozen foods department shipping clerk. Bernice retired from the 'workforce in 2013 after having been employed by Richard's Cajun Foods for 18 years. A loyal, friendly and outgoing man always with a smile, Bernice had a deep faith, a positive demeanor, was humble, respectful, and believed in doing good for others. With his wife, Mary, he was active in the Our Lady of the Sacred Heart French Choir, Our Mother of Peace Parent Support Club, OLSH Altar Servers, OLSH Parish Council, and served as an Extraordinary Minster of the Holy Eucharist.

A faithful Catholic and patriotic American, Bernice belonged to and was active in the Knights of Columbus, Woodmen of the World, Boy Scouts of America, the Catholic Committee on Scouting and was a proud member of the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars. He was a charter member of the Serra Club of Acadia Parish, made Cursillo #135 in 1981 in Prairie Ronde, and enjoyed annual weekend retreats at Our Lady of the Oaks in Grand Coteau and the Christian Life Center of St. Joseph Abbey near Covington. Bernice participated in the Church Point Centennial in 1973, the Saddle Tramp Riding Club, Church Point Mardi Gras, was a regular blood donor and a regular contributor to various religious, civic, and personal fundraisers in and around Church Point. Bernice was a family man who believed in being a good provider and enjoyed working and cooking outdoors. He loved visiting with his extended family, studying genealogy and local history, growing vegetables, raising chickens, guineas, rabbits, sheep, pigs and calves building his own sheds and pens. He hosted old-time boucheries at home and knew well the craft of making smoked sausage, boudin, tasso and cracklins. When he couldn't work outdoors, Bernice enjoyed baking cakes and pies and making candy. He taught his sons the value of hard work and a loving respect for the simple, rural life. Above all, he was the moral and spiritual head of his family, teaching his children right from wrong, using discipline as necessary, but always with an explanation of why he did so, leading family prayers and taking his family to Mass. He prayed the Rosary daily and taught his children by example to guide their lives by faith. He had his own opinions, but was willing to listen to others' points of view; if he disagreed with them, he did so respectfully.

Diagnosed with colon cancer in 2015 and losing his wife in 2017, Bernice fought the good fight with his usual can-do attitude until June of this year when it became evident that his cancer had become more aggressive. "Mr. B" died in grace and peace in the early hours of the morning of October 24, 2019 at Our Lady of Prompt Succor Nursing Facility in Opelousas. Il etait content et fier d'etre un Cajun de Church Pointe!

Bernice is survived by his sons, Fr. Mitchell Guidry of Ville Platte, Jody Guidry and wife Rachel of Opelousas; his grandchildren Tyler and Courtney Savoie of Sunset; his great-grandchildren Kaden Albarado and Paisley LaHaye of Sunset; his elder sister, Gladys G. Savoie of Church Point, elder brother Paul Guidry of Baton Rouge and twin sister, Bernadine G. Richard of Plaquemine; his brothers in law Rufus Higginbotham and wife Belinda and Clinton Higginbotham and wife Carolyn of Church Point; sisters in law Betty Levings of Baton Rouge and Glinda Thibodeaux of Lewisburg; mother in law, Yvonne G. Higginbotham of Church Point; his God-sons, Donald Savoie of Baton Rouge and Jeremy Higginbotham of Lewisburg; numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Geraldine Higginbotham; his parents, Noah Guidry and Evelina Richard; his grandparents, Jean Baptiste Gustave Richard and Eve Guidry and Pierre Ecess Guidry and Josephine Colligan; his brother Howard "Blue" Guidry; his father-in-law, Roosevelt Higginbotham; his niece Erica Higginbotham Latiolais and great niece Rachel Lyons; his nephew Nicholas Thibodeaux and great nephew Tyler Thibodeaux; his brothers in law Austin Savoie, Russell Richard, Terry Higginbotham, Wayne Higginbotham and Patrick Thibodeaux; his sisters in law Rita R. Guidry and Anna C. Guidry.

Bernice's family requests that visiting hours take place at Guidry Funeral Home in Church Point beginning at 1:00 pm Sunday, October 27 ending at 9:00 pm. The Rosary will be prayed at 7:00 pm by his son Fr. Mitchell Guidry. Visitation will resume at 9:00 am Monday, October 28 until the time of service at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church for his Mass of Christian Burial at 12:00 pm. His body will be laid to rest until the Resurrection in the Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Mausoleum on Hwy. 35 north of Church Point.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be made in Bernice's name to Our Mother of Peace Elementary, Church Point, La., St. Joseph Abbey and Seminary College, St. Benedict, La., Our Lady of the Oaks Retreat Center, Grand Coteau, La., Disabled Veterans, Washington, DC or any veterans' charity of your choice.

Guidry Funeral Home, 219 N. Broadway Street, Church Point, LA 70525 www.guidryfuneralhome.com is in charge of final arrangements. 
Guidry, Bernice (I408340)
 
279 Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 am, on Wednesday, June 24, 2015, at Our Lady of Prompt Succor in Coteau, for Joseph Larel Roger, 77, who passed away on Sunday, June 21, 2015, at his residence.

The family requests that visiting hours be observed at the funeral home from 12:00 PM until 9:00 PM on Tuesday, and continue on Wednesday from 7:00 am until 10:30 am .

A rosary will be prayed at 7:00 PM on Tuesday.

Rev. Barry Crochet will be the celebrant. Scripture readings will be read by Debbie Leger. The Gift Bearers will be Nelda Powell and Staci Bellfleur.

Interment will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Lafayette.

Mr. Roger enjoyed being a musician, especially playing the drums, being a horse trainer, and would volunteer as a rodeo clown at rodeos throughout the area. He was a member of the Cajun Joker and Hub City Riders horse riding club. Joseph honorably served his country as a United States Marine. He was a member of the St. Martin Parish Rotary Club and the Odd Fellows Fraternal Organization. Mr. Roger was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed camping, fishing, and hunting. He will be sadly missed by everyone who knew and loved him.

He is survived by his children, Natalie Kidd and husband Larry of Nampa, ID, Elizabeth Roger of New Iberia, Laurie Roger of New Iberia, Raven Roger Keoudone and husband Khamkong of Youngsville; one sister, Nelda Powell and Husband Billy of Broussard; special friend, Farrel Armentor; four grandchildren, Joseph Kibbe, Fred Kidd, Adrianna Roger, and Don Derouen.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Geraldine Roger; mother, Eunice Lantier Roger; father, Aldus Roger; and brother, Charles Roger.

Pallbearers will be Billy Powell, Khamkong Keoudone, Farrell Armentor, Kenneth Blanchard, Chris Huval, William Powell, and Don Derouen.

Pellerin Funeral Home of New Iberia, 502 Jefferson Terrace Blvd., New Iberia, LA 70560, (337-365-3331) is in charge of arrangements. 
Roger, Joseph Larel (I326885)
 
280 Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, December 12, 2013 at Saint Lawrence Catholic Church in Mowata for Edward Frey, Jr., 79, who died at 5:40 a.m. Tuesday, December 10, 2013 in Crowley.

Fr. Joseph Tran, Pastor of Saint Lawrence Catholic Church will celebrate the Mass. Visitation may be observed on Thursday from 11:00 a.m. until service time at the church. A Rosary will be prayed at 12:30 Thursday. Burial will follow in the Saint Lawrence Mausoleum.

Mr. Edward was born March 7, 1934 in Mowata to the late Edward, Sr. and Annie Thevis Frey. He was a Veteran of the United States Army and served his country in Germany. He worked most all of his life in the Auto-parts industry. He loved woodworking and tending to his yard.

Edward is survived by 1 son Bryan Frey and his wife Tina of Lena, LA; a grandson Christopher Frey and his wife Sherry of Fairmont, WV; a granddaughter Regina Richard of Youngsville; 2 great grandchildren Hailey Richard and Ellenor Frey; 5 sisters and brothers Genevieve Leonards of Morganza, Mildred Boudreaux of Jennings, Rita Hebert of Iota, Frederick Frey of Sansabelt, FL, and Sadie Thevis of Simmesport, LA.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife D'Aun Fontenot Frey and his second wife Pam Schlicher Frey. 
Frey, Edward Jr. (I430217)
 
281 Memorial Service will be held at a later date at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Erath, LA for George Paul LeBlanc , 80, who passed away on Friday, April 10, 2020, at Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center.

George honorably served his country in the United States Marine Corps for four years. He was an avid sportsman; he loved spending time watching horse racing, football, basketball and baseball. He also enjoyed spending time outdoors, crabbing. George will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

He is survived by his loving spouse Tammy LeBlanc; daughters, Paige Duplechien and husband Nicky, Stacey LeBlanc and fiancé' David Lastrapes and Katelyn LeBlanc; step-daughter, Jennifer Allen and partner Moxey Bordelon; step-son, James "JR" Allen and wife Jenna; grandchildren, Asa Trail, Talon Duplechien, Rowan Cavazos, Jaxon Doucet, Greyson Allen, Eva Allen, Lyla Allen and Max Allen; and sisters, Joan Langlinais and husband Tilford and Judy Shiner.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Patrice LeBlanc; father, George J. LeBlanc; and mother, Melba LeBlanc.

Pellerin Funeral Home (337-332-2111) is in charge of arrangements. 
LeBlanc, George Paul (I235660)
 
282 Memorial service will be held Saturday, August 8, 2020 at a 1:30 PM Mass of Christian Burial in St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church for Joseph Caro Louviere, age 84, who passed away in his sleep with the rise of the morning sun Wednesday, July 29, 2020 in his home surrounded by immediate family.

Interment will be in St. Charles Borromeo Cemetery in Grand Coteau. The Rev. Steve Kimmons, pastor of Our Lady of the Oaks Retreat House, will officiate the service.

Mr. Louviere, only child of Mabel (nee Raggio) and Alcee Louviere, was a native of Lafayette and resident of Grand Coteau where he was a parishioner of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church.  After attending Scott High School, he graduated from Southwest Louisiana Trade School in 1955 as a diesel mechanic and in 1956, married his beautiful bride of 63 years, Shirleen Pastor. Upon graduation, he was employed with Halliburton where he distinguished himself in the early days of offshore drilling with new inventions and methods, also sharing his skills abroad in Australia, Nicaragua, and Singapore.  In the 1970's, Caro helped pioneer and develop the nonprofit Clean Gulf Associates, to research, fabricate, maintain, and instruct the 132 oil companies and Coast Guard on oil spill prevention and cleanup. He ultimately was appointed senior manager.  After working 40 years at Halliburton, he retired at age 62.

Living meant service. A veteran of the military, Mr. Louviere proudly served his country in the United States National Guard for 10 years and was contracted by the Army to maintain their large diesel equipment.  Living in the Morgan City area 30 years, he served his community as Fire Chief of the Bayou Vista Volunteer Fire Department for five years. Later choosing to move nearby, Caro became devoted to the historical St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church in Grand Coteau. He funded and labored tirelessly for over 20 years to maintain and improve the facility from its foundation to its steeple, especially the beautiful flooring throughout.  Parishioners often found him welcoming them and serving wherever there was a need.

Having diverse interests, Mr. Louviere and his wife enjoyed touring the United States, Canada, and Mexico first by motorcycle and later by RV.  He was talented in working with his hands. Whether wood or metal, his furniture and crafts grace the homes of family and friends. Always protective and focused on safety, Caro held NRA instructor certifications in pistol, shotgun, rifle, and home safety for over 50 years.

Above all, Mr. Louviere was passionate about love for God and love for his family. Survivors include his wife Shirleen Pastor Louviere; three daughters, Zoe Louviere Robicheaux of Grand Coteau, Carmen Louviere Frederick of Houston, TX, and Rebecca Louviere Ahlstrom and her husband Leonard of Thompson Station, TN; four granddaughters, Brynn Robicheaux Crady and her husband Jeremy, Danielle Lauren Doty and her husband Joseph, Melody Gayle Harmon and her husband Chad, and Miranda Gayle Bieniawski and her husband Alec; three grandsons, Zane Robicheaux and his wife Michelle, Aaron Ahlstrom, and Garrett Jacob Louviere; seven great granddaughters, Olive Andrea Ahlstrom, Gabrielle Marie Robicheaux, Presley Mea Crady, Aubree Reese Robicheaux, Finley Gayle Harmon, Ayla Rae Crady, and Merle Alise Crady; and three great grandsons, Kingston Laine Harmon, Zachary Adam Robicheaux, and Elias Caro Harmon.

Welcoming him into Heaven with open arms is his beautiful and vibrant granddaughter, Meagan Elaine Ahlstrom, whom he missed terribly. "Those we love don't go away; they walk beside us every day. Unseen, unheard, but always near, so loved, so missed, so very dear."      

Melancon Funeral Home of Carencro, 4615 North University Avenue, (337) 896-6366, is in charge of arrangements. 
Louviere, Joseph Caro (I284960)
 
283 Memorial services are pending for Angela Marie Denais, age 53, who passed away Wednesday, July 29, 2020 at her residence in Rayne.

Mrs. Denais was a native of Texas and lived most of her life in Lafayette. She was a member of Kingdom Gathering Place and was very expressive in her love for God. Angela loved to cook and truly enjoyed fishing and crabbing. As the rock of her family, she loved her life and family and had a special place in her heart for her grandchildren.

Survivors include two sons, Dayton Credeur and his fiancée, Kendra Batiste, and Josh Credeur and his girlfriend, Michelle Touchet, all of Lafayette; one daughter-in-law, Janesse Brown; five grandchildren, Daylan Credeur, Jámyria Brown, Kendell Alexander, A'Cisa Cormier and Demarion Bruno; and her boyfriend, Timmy Melancon of Rayne.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Alex Denais; her parents, John Dale Meche and the former Sherry Brumlow; and one sister, Christy Myers.

Melancon Funeral Home of Carencro, 4615 North University Avenue, (337) 896-6366, is in charge of arrangements. 
Meche, Angela Marie (I386145)
 
284 Memorial Services will be held at a later date for Darlene Olivier Ray, 63, who died Monday, December 7, 2020 at her residence in Rayne, LA.

Survivors include her husband, Anthony "Tony" Hart of Rayne, two daughters, Denise A. Ray, DaRon A. Ray both of Rayne, five sons, Ronnie L. Ray, Jr. and spouse Chrissie Ray, Ryan L. Ray and spouse Denee' Ray, Reggie L. Ray, Richie L. Ray, Riley L. Ray and spouse Angel Ray all of Church Point, twenty grandchildren, Alexis, Zachary, Abigail, Ava, Anna, Zayde Ray, Kodi Leigh Venable, Jaydon, Kayleigh, Abbigail Ray, Anya Rae, Eyan Joseph, Hazeli Ann, Caitlyn, Brittni, Halli, Brenn, Branson, Conleigh, Rebekaah Ray, four great grandchildren, Ainslee, Royce and River Trahan, Livian-Kate Ray,one sister, Anne Olivier, one brother, Dickie Olivier.

She was preceded in death by father, Raliegh Olivier, mother, Hazel Matte Olivier, two brothers, Duke Olivier, Donnie Olivier.

Friends may view the obituary and guestbook online at www.gossenfuneralhome.net.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Gossen Funeral Home, Inc. of Rayne, LA, (337) 334-3141. 
Olivier, Darlene (I644012)
 
285 Memorial services will be held at a later date for Gladys Marie Simon, 90, who died Thursday October 10, 2019 at her residence in Rayne, LA after a long lengthy illness.

Survivors include her four sons, Douglas Simon and spouse Judy of Rayne, Wilders Simon and spouse Gloria of Crowley, Harold Simon of Carencro, Gerald Simon and companion LaShae Pellerin of Lafayette, daughter, Neva Simon Smith of Rayne, grandchildren, Paula, Terry and Dane Simon, Lisa Simon Castille, Rachael Simon, Helena Seaux Smith, Chasity Seaux Kaiser, Stoney Simon, Angela and Christine Simon, Gladys Marie Reed Broussard, Marlene Reed, Arlene Reed Salameh, Corey Simon, Trevor Simon, Garon Johnston, Steven Johnston, Mervin Smith and spouse Morgan, daughter in law, Kimberly Spell Simon, and survived by several great grandchildren and great great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by husband, Clomare Simon, father, Thear Simon, mother, Edna Hargrave Breaux, daughter, Ozeline Reed, granddaughter, Harolyn Simon and three sons in law, Morgan Reed, Donald Johnston and Mervin Smith.

The family would like to thank Hospice of Acadiana for the wonderful care given throughout her lengthy illness. Dr. Gregory Riggs, Ms. Jamie Bearb, Ms. Brittany Meaux and Ms. Charlotte Jagneaux. Also a special thank you to Karen Seaux for her kindness and prayers.

Friends may view the obituary and guestbook online at www.gossenfuneralhome.net.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Gossen Funeral Home, Inc. of Rayne, LA, (337) 334-3141. 
Simon, Gladys Marie (I598688)
 
286 Memorial services will be held Monday, August 10, 2020 at an 11:00 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial in St. Charles Borromeo Roman Catholic Church in Grand Coteau for Roselind Catherine Dugal, age 79, who passed away Thursday, August 6, 2020 at Evangeline Oaks Guest House in Carencro.

Inurnment will be in St. Peter Catholic Cemetery in Carencro. Rev. Mark Kraemer, SJ, pastor of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, will officiate at the services.

Ms. Dugal was a native of Houma and a resident of Lafayette for over twenty years. She was employed as a License Practical Nurse and was compelled to further her calling by completing mission work in Tarahumara, Mexico for over ten years. A devout Catholic, Ms. Dugal lived to serve the Lord and she was faithful and steadfast in doing so.

Survivors include two brothers, Dr. Charles Dugal and his wife, Susan, and Donald Francis Dugal and his wife, A. Marie, all of Sunset; and one sister, Mary Geralyn Menard and her husband, Jay, of Walland, TN.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Merrick A. Dugal, Sr. and the former Rose Arceneaux; and one brother, Merrick A. Dugal, Jr.

The family requests visiting hours be observed at St. Charles Borromeo Roman Catholic Church from 10:00 a.m. Monday until service time on Monday.

Melancon Funeral Home, (337) 896-3232, is in charge of arrangements. 
Dugal, Roselind Catherine (I220782)
 
287 Memorial services will be held on Sunday, August 16, 2020 at 3:00 pm at Gossen Funeral Home Chapel in Rayne, LA for Joey Paul LeBlanc, 56, who died Monday, August 3, 2020 surrounded by family at his residence in Rayne, LA.

Deacon Barry LeBlanc with St. Joseph Catholic Church of Rayne, LA will conduct the memorial services.

Joey Paul LeBlanc served in the United States Army having served in the Desert Storm Gulf War. He retired as Sergeant 1st Class from the United States Army after twenty-two and a half years of service with the 256th Intelligence Unit as a supplies specialist. During his time in the Army, Joey was the recipient of many medals including but not limited to: United States Army Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, Armed Forces Reserved Medal, Noncommissioned Officer's Professional Development Ribbon, the LA War Cross, La Cold War Victory Ribbon, LA Emergency Service Retention Ribbon, LA General Excellence Medal, LA Longevity Ribbon. After retiring from the Army Joey went to work for Lanter Delivery Systems for 6 years as the Terminal Manager of Transportation.

Survivors include his wife, Annette Bourque LeBlanc of Mire, son, Brad LeBlanc and spouse Ariel LeBlanc of Loreauville, daughter Shyanne Mellano of Crowley, 2 granddaughters, Brielle LeBlanc and Bryleigh LeBlanc, brother, John Randy LeBlanc and spouse Rochelle LeBlanc of Carencro. sister, Christine LeBlanc Douet and spouse Leo Douet of MS.

He was preceded in death by his father, Joseph Roland LeBlanc, and mother, Laura Allemond LeBlanc.

The family would like to thank his doctors at Our Lady of Lourdes and the staff of Hope Hospice for the care he received.

The family requests that visiting hours be observed at Gossen Funeral Home in Rayne, LA on Sunday, August 16, 2020 from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm.

Friends may view the obituary and guestbook online at www.gossenfuneralhome.net.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Gossen Funeral Home, Inc. of Rayne, LA, (337) 334-3141. 
LeBlanc, Joey Paul (I526659)
 
288 Memorial services will be held on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at 3:00 PM at Gossen Funeral Home Chapel in Rayne, LA for Mary Louise Credeur Nero, 59, who died Sunday October 14, 2018 at her residence in Rayne, LA.

Interment will be in the St. Joseph Cemetery #2 in Rayne, LA.

Deacon Tommy Adams of St. Joseph Catholic Church will be conducting the memorial services.

Survivors include her husband, Carl Dean Nero of Rayne, two daughters, Crystal Nero Comeaux and spouse Joshua Comeaux of Rayne, Ashley Nero of Rayne, two sisters, Judy Credeur Bailey and spouse Larry Bailey of Crowley, Janelle Credeur Cormier and companion Tommy Morgan of Rayne, two brothers, Donald Credeur and spouse Mary Credeur of Rayne, Michael Credeur and companion Linda Leger of Lafayette, five grandchildren, Landon Comeaux, Jaden Comeaux, Caden Nero, Daylen Nero, Hayden Harris.

She was preceded in death by father, Richard Credeur, mother, Mary Lou Venable Credeur, three sisters, Jackie Credeur, Thelma Credeur, Melissa Credeur.

The family requests that visitation be observed in Gossen Funeral Home in Rayne LA on Wednesday October 17, 2018 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM.

Friends may view the obituary and guestbook online at www.gossenfuneralhome.net.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Gossen Funeral Home, Inc. of Rayne, LA, (337) 334-3141. 
Credeur, Mary Louise (I449147)
 
289 Memorial services will be held Saturday, August 8, 2020 at a 2:30 p.m. rosary service in Evangeline Memorial Gardens Chapel in Carencro for Conrad Joseph "Bull" Schatzle, Jr., age 79, who passed away Wednesday, August 5, 2020 at his residence in Arnaudville.

Inurnment will be held at a later date.

Mr. Schatzle was a native of Lake Charles where he lived most of his life and was a resident of Arnaudville since 1995. He was the owner and operator of Continental Engineering and Construction Services for twenty-two years. He was a parishioner of St. Peter Roman Catholic Church in Carencro.

Survivors include his wife, Barbara Sue Milford Schatzle of Youngsville; one son, John Schatzle and his wife, Ann, of Tampa, FL; one daughter, Lucia Brazda and her husband, Steve, of Parks; one stepson, David Hawes of Lake Charles; one stepdaughter, Tracy Doshier of Youngsville; five grandchildren, Colby Melvin, Ariel Morvant, Atley Morvant, Angelle Morvant and Arlyn Boyer; and one sister, Jackie Halliburton Schatzle.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Conrad Schatzle, Sr. and the former Anna Fontenot; and one brother, Donald Schatzle.

The family requests that visiting hours be observed from 11:00 a.m. Saturday until service time on Saturday.

Melancon Funeral Home, Evangeline Memorial Gardens Chapel,  4117 N. University Ave., Carencro, (337) 896-3232, is in charge of arrangements. 
Schatzle, Conrad Joseph Jr. (I630183)
 
290 Memorial services will be held Thursday, October 24, 2019 at a 10:00 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial in St. Landry Roman Catholic Church in Opelousas for Lillian Hooks, age 93, the former Lillian Marmottin, who passed away Sunday, October 20, 2019 at her residence in Opelousas.

Interment will be in Bellevue Memorial Park in Opelousas. The Rev. Msgr. Russell Harrington, pastor of St. Landry Roman Catholic Church, will officiate at the services.

Ms. Lillian was a native of Carencro and a resident of Opelousas where she was a parishioner of St. Landry Roman Catholic Church.  She was a homemaker who enjoyed her many years raising her children and spending time with her family.

Survivors include three sons, Mark Hooks and his wife, Ruth, Ryan Hooks and his wife, Pamela, and Matthew Hooks and his fiancée, Ann, all of Opelousas; one daughter, Vanessa Thibodeaux and her husband, Darrell, of Opelousas; a daughter-in-law, Sandra Libello of Opelousas; thirteen grandchildren; thirty one great-grandchildren; and ten great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Curtis Hooks, Sr.; her parents, Jules Victor Alexandre Marmottin and the former Alida Babineaux; three sons, Curtis Hooks, Jr., John Robert Hooks and Christopher Hooks; a daughter, Raye Marie Venable and her husband, Carl; a daughter-in-law, Suzanne Robin Hooks; two brothers, Jules Marmottin and his wife, Blanche, and George Marmottin and his wife, Viola; five sisters, Lucie M. Stoute and her husband, Joshua, Julie Marmottin, Anaise M. Guilbeau and her husband, Camille, Leonie Marmottin and Hazel M. Hebert and her husband, Merlin; and two half-sisters, Celine Marmottin Prejean and her husband, Olide, and Pauline Marmottin Guidroz and her husband, David.

A rosary will be prayed at 9:30 a.m. Thursday in the church.

The family requests that visiting hours be observed at St. Landry Catholic Church Thursday from 9:00 a.m. until service time on Thursday.

The family would like to extend their heartfelt appreciation and gratitude to Louisiana Hospice and Palliative Care for their wonderful end of life care, compassion and treatment of Ms. Lillian.

Melancon Funeral Home of Opelousas, 4708 I-49 North Service Road, (337) 407-1907, is in charge of arrangements 
Marmottin, Lillian (I285955)
 
291 Memorial services will be held Tuesday, July 28, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. in Evangeline Memorial Gardens Chapel in Carencro for John Aubrey Leger, age 77, who passed away Monday, July 20, 2020 at Lafayette General Medical Center.

Rev. Msgr. Keith Derouen, pastor of Our Lady Queen of Angels, will officiate at the services.

Mr. Leger was a native of Bosco and a resident of Church Point. He was a 1961 graduate of Sunset High School. A devout Catholic, he was a parishioner of St. John Berchman Catholic Church. Mr. Leger was employed with Shell Oil for over thirty years in Operations and Safety Training.

Survivors include one son, Cody Leger and his spouse, Lance Parker, of Port Allen; two grandchildren, Blake Hysaw and Nicholas Hysaw; three great grandchildren, Cayden Anderson, Riley Hysaw and Gavin Hysaw; one brother, Emery Leger and his wife, Judy; and one sister, Mary Leger Redlich and her husband, Douglas, of Jennings.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ramona Cary; one daughter, Stacey Elizabeth Leger; and his parents, Curley Leger and Marita Roger-Olivier.

The family requests that visiting hours be observed from 8:00 a.m. Tuesday until service time on Tuesday.

Melancon Funeral Home, Evangeline Memorial Gardens Chapel,  4117 N. University Ave., Carencro, (337) 896-3232, is in charge of arrangements. 
Leger, John Aubrey (I380563)
 
292 Mrs. Ann "Nana" Blanchard Dupuis, 91, died peacefully on October 22, 2019, at her home.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 am on Friday, October 25, 2019, at St. Bernard Catholic Church in Breaux Bridge.

The family requests that visiting hours be observed at the funeral home from 4:30 pm until 9:00 pm on Thursday and continue on Friday at 7:00 am until 9:30 am. A rosary will be prayed at 7:00 pm on Thursday.

Rev. Garrett McIntyre will officiate at the Funeral Mass. Readers will be George Blanchard and Etheline Dupuy. Gift bearers will be Hayden Dugas, Annie LeBlanc, and Marshall Roberts. Altar Server will be Sawyer Roberts. Interment will follow at St. Bernard Cemetery No. 1 in Breaux Bridge.

Ann was a native and life-long resident of Breaux Bridge. She was born on September 25, 1928 to the late Valentine Landry and Joseph Blanchard. Known by many as Miss Ann or Momma, in her younger years and then simply as "Nana" once her grandchildren arrived. She was a devoted wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt, friend, and a most beloved grandmother. During her life, she served as a member of the St. Bernard Catholic School PTA, The St. Bernard Catholic Church Altar Society, was an enthusiastic member of the Home Demonstration Club, and a current member of the Catholic Daughters of America. Nana was also an accomplished seamstress and an avid gardener. She enjoyed praying the rosary with her Wednesday morning prayer group, and did so for many years.

As a trained LPN, her true calling in life was to take care of others - putting their needs before her own. She cared for many family members in her home during their time of need. Her days were filled with neighborliness and acts of charity done quietly and happily performed. She took great pleasure in her role as wife and mother and believed in the dignity of a woman's work. Her daily chores were extensive, but always done out of love for God and devotion to family. Ever the gracious hostess, she routinely had a pot of coffee brewing and a carrot cake ready to serve friends and family stopping by for a visit. These times spent with friends and family on her porch were her happiest. We saw in Nana how a woman can be simple yet great, how the deeds that God asks of us-however unnoticed or unimportant these may be - are the deeds that win His graces and blessings. And blessed she was with a long life, well lived, and filled with God's love - a love she so freely shared with all who knew her, especially her family.

Mourning her departure, yet cherishing the many beautiful memories, include three daughters, Yvonne D. Roberts (Eddie) of Lafayette, Elaine D. Zuschlag (Richard) of Lafayette, and Peggy D. Chance (Alfred) of Fairhope, AL; sons, Blaise Dupuis (Pattie) of Breaux Bridge and Mark Dupuis (Alison) of Breaux Bridge; grandchildren, Natalie Roberts, Trevor Roberts, Scott Roberts (Ashley), Blair Zuschlag (Sara), Beth LeBlanc (Ross), Blaise Zuschlag (Monica), Byron Chance, Robert Adley Chance, Stephen Dupuis (Ashley), Sammy Dupuis, Stacie McNeill (Ryan), Angelle Dugas, Mac Dupuis (Teren), and Danielle Dupuis; 25 great grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; and her beloved brother and sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Adley Dupuis; great-great grandchild, Dawson LeBlanc; parents; and her brothers, Paul, Vincent and Harris Blanchard.

Pallbearers will be Trevor Roberts, Scott Roberts, Blair Zuschlag, Byron Chance, Stephen Dupuis, and Mac Dupuis.

Honorary pallbearers will be Blaise Zuschlag, Robert Adley Chance, Sammy Dupuis, Ross LeBlanc, and Ryan McNeill.

The family would like to thank Dr. Warren Degatur for the care he has given Nana over the last few years. Also, special thanks to his son Dr. Ben Degatur, PA Wendy Fuselier, and their office staff, and the staff at St. Martin Hospital. We are also grateful to Hospice of Acadiana for their care and compassion during this difficult time, as well as Mrs. Vee's Sitting Service.

Memorial contributions can be made to Hospice of Acadiana, 2600 Johnston St, Lafayette, LA, 70503, or the Discalced Carmelites of Lafayette Support Fund, 1250 Carmel Drive, Lafayette, LA 70501.

Pellerin Funeral Home (337-332-2111) 211 Berard St., Breaux Bridge, LA 70517 is in charge of arrangements. 
Blanchard, Ann (I372478)
 
293 Name: George CULVER Sr.
Sex: M
Birth: 1721 in Somerset County, MD.
Note: or 1728
Death: 1782 in Sussex County, DE.
Note: or 1784
Note:
Note: Son of John Culver, who came to America from England with three sons, Joseph, Aaron and Moses

Was given a gold-headed cane in 1743 by a J. H. Davis; at last report it was owned by one of his descendants,
Mr. Dillon Culver of Houston, TX

It is assumed that he had at least two, possibly three, wives because of the wide range in the ages of his children

Feb 8, 1770 - George Culver sold to John Wainright, 64 acres of land called "Bailey's Chance" and 50 acres called
"Drumany" for 55 pounds current money, in hand paid

Will - Sussex Co., DE - dated Feb 28, 1782, probated Dec 30, 1782
George Culver Jr., son, executor
Heirs: John Culver, Jesse Culver, Nathan Culver, Isaac Culver, Salathiel Culver, William Culver, George Culver Jr., sons
Easter Culver, Milly Culver, daughters
To:
Sons John, Jesse, Nathan, Isaac and Salathiel - one shilling each
Daughters Easter and Milly - one shilling each
Son Salathiel - horse, cow and calf, and all cash after funeral charges are paid
Son William - half of the remainder of the estate (in case he dies without heirs it goes to son George)
Son George - other half of the remainder of the estate (in case he dies without heirs it goes to son William)

Inventory of estate totals 165 pounds, 7 shillings; includes two mares, one colt, cattle, hogs, sheep, furniture,
165 bushels of corn, 15 gallons of brandy, tobacco, farm tools and implements, cart, sppining wheels, yarn,
wool, beans, peas, salt pork, beef, wearing apparel, bridles and shoe leather.

George Culver Jr, the son of George Culver Sr and Martha Calloway, was born in Somerset Co MD about 1760. On 19 Mar 1784 after the death of their father, George's brothers, William 16 and Salathael 14, asked the court to appoint George as their guardian.

About 1790, George along with brothers Nathan, Salathael, and their first cousin, Joshua Joseph Culver (son of Aaron Culver) moved to Hancock Co GA. After arriving in Hancock Co, George married Elizabeth Ellis who had also recently moved from Delaware. They had eleven children. All of their children were born in Hancock Co. It is possible that they traveled to Georgia together.

The Smyrna Methodist Church was consittuted in 1797. Members listed were Philip and Anna Vinson Jackson, John Vinson - Lay Exhorter, Thomas Jackson, C. L., then Nathan, George, Levin, and Hardy Culver, N., Nancy Jackson, Eliza, and Mary Culver, Margaret and Elizabeth Vinson. (137)

In the 1812 Hancock Co GA list of taxable property for Capt Newsome's District, George owns the following: 6 negroes, 250 acres of #3 land in Hancock Co on Beaver Dam adjoining Capt Newsome. The land was originally granted to George. (104)

In the list of land holdings in 1825 Hancock Co GA, George Culver owns 522 acres in Hancock Co located on Lake Ogeechee. His land was located next to the Atkinson property.

NOTES:
Children in order named in Geo Sr's will. Wife/wives not known. Wm & Salathael [age 14] were minors in 1784 when Geo Sr died. Geo jr named their guardian. Geo SR received a gold headed cane in 1743 from J.H. Davis. From the fact that he signed his names in MD & GA and and the others signed by mark, the author (Spillers) thought Nathan the child of a different
mother. Nathan named as 3d son of Geo was a soldier in Amer Rev or at least rendered service ("by your bond Dr. to confiscated property sold, payable on or before Jan 1st to Wm McBride, Nathan Culver & Wm Dashiell, 1406 pounds -5 shillings. Nathan bought "Collins Adventure" from Nehemiah King in 21 Jun 1780.

Nathan's wife Nancy Powers probate papers identifies the heirs. Nathan Geo jr & Salathael all moved to Hancock Co GA before 1790, as did "their 1st cousin Joshua J(oseph?) son of Aaron. All of Geo jr's children were born in GA (no GA census 1790, 1800, 1810 destroyed in 1812). More on this line in book. It is supposed that Geo SR's wife was Martha as each of the 3 sons who came to GA named a dau Martha. The name of Geo SRs last wife may have been Calloway. He may have had as many as three wives.

pg 125 (Spillers) Georgetown, DE. C. No 3, Mar 19, 1784. Orphans Court "Came into court, William Culver, a minor son of George culver dec'd, and prayed admittance to choose for his guardian, his brother, George Culver, of who this court approves and the said George Culver being present, accepts the trust and prayed bond with Aaron Culver, Surety. Same date. Came (pg 126) into court, George Culver and made known to the court that George Culver, late of Sussex Co, Dec'd, did not in his lifetime dispose of the guardianship of his son, Salathael Culver, a minor, and 14 years of age, and prayed this court to approve some person to be guardian to said minor person and his estate during his minority, or until he arrives at age to choose for himself, whereupon the court appointed the said George Culver, guardian to said minor, and he being present accepts the trust and prayed bond with Aaron Culver, Surety.

======Notes=======
Year Surname Given Name (s) County State Page Township or Other Info
Record Type
1860 CULVER GEORGE Worcester County MD 761 Parsons District Federal Population Schedule MD 1860 Federal Census Index
1850 CULVER GEORGE Worcester County MD 238 6th E District Federal Population Schedule MD 1850 Federal Census

Year Surname Given Name (s) County State Page Township or Other Info
Record Type
1830 CULVER GEORGE Sussex County DE 137 Little Creek Hundred Federal Population Schedule DE 1830 Federal Census
1842 CULVER GEORGE Sussex County DE Washington Federal Population Schedule DE 1840 Federal Census I
1870 CULVER GEORGE L. SUSSEX CO. DE 8 M NOV DE TYPHOID FE NONE LISTED

Will is on record in Sussex Co., Delaware

THIS IS MY 5th GREAT-GRANDFATHER ON THE CULVER SIDE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Father: John CULVER b: ABT 1693 in England or Somerset Co., MD
Mother: Martha COPPINGER b: BEF 1695 in England or Somerset Co, MD

Marriage 1 Martha CALLOWAY
Married: 1748
Children
Nathan Andrew CULVER Sr. (RS) b: 1746 in Somerset County, MD.
John M. CULVER b: 1752 in Somerset County, MD.
Isaac CULVER b: ABT 1755 in Somerset Co, MD
Jesse CULVER b: 1758 in Delmar, DE nee Somerset, MD
George CULVER Jr. b: 1760 in Somerset County, MD.
Easter CULVER b: 1765 in Somerset Co, MD
Millie CULVER b: 1768 in Sussex County, DE.
William CULVER b: ABT 1768 in Sussex County, DE
Salathael CULVER b: 1770 in Sussex County, DE. 
Culver, George Sr. (I246433)
 
294 Our dear sister, Trudy Guillot, 62, passed away on Sunday, December 27, 2020, after a six year battle with cancer. A Funeral Service will be held at 2:00 pm on Thursday, December 31, 2020, at Pellerin Funeral Home in New Iberia.

Interment will follow in Rosehill Cemetery.

Rev. Keith Landry will officiate.

A gathering of family and friends will be Thursday from 11:00 am until 2:00 pm at Pellerin Funeral Home.

A native and lifelong resident of New Iberia, Trudy was born on December 3, 1958 to the late Harrison and Nina Comeaux Guillot. She was an exceptional talented picture framer and was well known for her work at Disch's Frame Shop, where she worked for over 25 years. Trudy dearly loved her job and grew close with many of her customers. She enjoyed being out and about, going for rides, traveling, making new friends and spending time with her family and friends.

She is survived by her two sisters, Gail Disch (Bill) of New Iberia and Katie Lancon (Lynn) of New Iberia; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Janie Schick.

Pellerin Funeral Home, 502 Jefferson Terrace Blvd., New Iberia, LA 70560, (337-365-3331) is in charge of arrangements. 
Guillot, Trudy (I634686)
 
295 Private Funeral services will be held for Joseph Larry Berzas, 79, who passed away peacefully at his residence on Tuesday, July 14, 2020 in Mamou, Louisiana.

Deacon Chuck Ortego will conduct funeral services.

Burial will take place in New St. Ann's Cemetery.

Joseph Larry Berzas was born in Mamou, LA on September 13, 1940 to Odey and Bazelite Morein Berzas.

He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Sharon Tate Berzas; two sons, David Elliott  and wife, Sheila of Mamou and Jonathan Toby Berzas and wife, Bylinda of State Collage, PA; his daughter, Lisa Berzas Triplett and husband Mike of Reddell; step-son, Chad Veillon and wife Lynn of Moss Bluff; two step-daughters, Rachel LaFleur and husband, Kirk and Nichole Fritz and husband Shannon both of Mamou; seventeen grandchildren; twenty-three great grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren and his mother-in-law, Carina "Taunte Sue" Vasseur of Mamou.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Odey and Bazelite Morein Berzas and his sister, Etheline Bolfa.

Family and friends may leave condolences for the Berzas family at www.ardoinfuneralhomes.com.

Ardoin's Funeral Home in Mamou is in charge of arrangements. 
Berzas, Joseph Larry (I420778)
 
296 Private services will be held at a later date for Joyce Trahan Stutes, 86, who passed away on Monday, December 2, 2019, in New Iberia.

Mrs. Stutes was born on August 20, 1933 to the late Firmin and Eva Hollier Trahan. She loved taking care of her pets, going to the casino, and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband, Larry Stutes of New Iberia; son, Charles A. Smith, III of California; daughters, Dawn Marie Garcia and husband Albert of Austin, Texas, Christine Villermin of New Iberia; brothers, Gerald James Trahan and wife Earline of Duson, Audry Trahan and wife Eva of Duson; sister, Velma Jane Lytle and husband Richard of Katy, Texas; grandchildren, Britney M. Meaux, Kelli Villermin, Douglas M. Villermin, Geordie Hitter; and several great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Willis Trahan and Paul John Trahan.

Pellerin Funeral Home, 502 Jefferson Terrace, New Iberia, LA 70560, 337.365.3331, is in charge of the arrangements. 
Trahan, Joyce (I150124)
 
297 Reverend Martin Charles Leonards, 72, pastor of St. Theresa of the Child Jesus and St. Benedict the Moor in Duson, LA died peacefully on Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at Lafayette General Medical Center, Lafayette, LA.

News of Fr. Leonards death has been greeted with sadness by people throughout the diocese. His commitment to Catholic education and gentle devotion to the people entrusted to his care will always be remembered.

The Most Reverend Michael Jarrell, Bishop of the Diocese of Lafayette, will be the principal celebrant and homilist at the Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Rayne, LA on Friday, August 8, 2014 at 10:00 a.m Mass.

Father Leonards will be laid to rest in St. Joseph Cemetery #2, Rayne, LA.

Fr. Leonards was born on January 8, 1942 in Rayne, LA. He attended St. Joseph School during his elementary school years. Thereafter he attended Immaculata Seminary in Lafayette and Notre Dame Seminary in New Orleans.  He was ordained a priest of the Diocese of Lafayette on December 17, 1966. He served as Associate Pastor in the parishes of Sacred Heart in Broussard, LA and St. Anthony in Eunice, LA.  Along with his current assignment, Fr. Leonards faithfully served as Pastor of the parishes of St. John the Evangelist, Mermentau, LA; St. Margaret, Estherwood, LA; St. Peter, Gueydan, LA; St. Alphonsus, Maurice, LA; St. Theresa, Duson, LA, and St. Benedict, Duson, LA.

He is survived by his sister, Jane Frances Leonards of Rayne, LA; one nephew, Gerhard "Boo" LeBlanc, and his children Hailey, Hudson, and Holden LeBlanc of Rayne, LA; one niece, Anne LeBlanc Guidry and husband Matthew, and their children Emma, Anna, Sarah, and Jacob Guidry of Rayne, LA; one brother-in-law, Alfred "Popcorn" LeBlanc of Rayne, LA.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Gerhard J. and Annie Victoria Schatzle Leonards; one brother, Charles Gerhard Leonards; three sisters, Theresa Ann Leonards LeBlanc, Cecile Louise Leonards, and  Barbara Mary Leonards.

The pallbearers will be his cousin, Rev. Michael Schatzle, and other priests in the Diocese of Lafayette, LA.

Vigil Service will be held Thursday, August 7, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. The Vigil Service will be prayed by Fr. Michael Schatzle.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, August 7, 2014 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Rayne, LA from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.  and will resume at St. Joseph Catholic Church on Friday, August 8, 2014 from 8:00 a.m. until the time of the Funeral Mass.

In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to St. Theresa of the Child Jesus Catholic Church, St. Benedict the Moor Catholic Church in Duson, LA or Rayne Catholic Elementary, Rayne, LA.

Friends may view the obituary and guestbook online at www.gossenfuneralhome.net.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Gossen Funeral Home, Inc. of Rayne, LA, (337)334-3141 
Leonards, Rev. Martin Charles (I225947)
 
298 rosary will be prayed at 4:00 pm by the Men's Rosary Group and be followed by a Eulogy from Mr. Rivers family and friends. Interment will be held privately at a later date.

A native of Killeen, TX and resident of New Iberia, LA, George passed away on Sunday, February 3, 2019 at Iberia Medical Center.

George was the most genuine and kind man you could ever have the joy of knowing. He was a truly selfless person who dedicated his time and efforts to helping better the lives of those less fortunate and down trodden. George was very active in the community and was a leader in the AA. He was often called "Jesus on Earth" for his helping nature and his tendency to walk around bare footed everywhere he went.

George provided food for the hungry, clothing for the needy, and help for the sick. He enjoyed cooking a lot and was well known by all as an excellent baker, especially for his pineapple upside-down cake. George was a tradesman and worked in the construction industry for many years. He dealt with everything from infrastructure to carpentry. In his down time, George loved to fish. He would often catch and release unless someone need a nice meal. A loving son, brother, uncle, and friend to all, George will be truly and deeply missed by all those who knew and loved him.

He is survived by his father, Albert Rivers, Sr.; step-mother, Janell Rivers; sister, Laura Roeben and husband Herman; step-siblings, Roxanne Mayfield, Trudy Gondron, Nathan Derouen, and Kerry Derouen; nieces and nephews, Jason Rivers, Michelle Roeben, Julie Roeben, and Natisha; step-niece, Crystal Rivers; great nieces and nephews, Taryn Roeben, Dean Roeben, Reese Roeben, Evelyn Lautzenheiser, Brandon Lautzenheiser, Tommie Mae Brown, Jorge Colon, Josh Colon, and Blake Batista; and great-great nieces and nephews, Tray-tray, Peanut, Panda, and Pecan.
He is preceded in death by his mother, Joyce Gulia Rivers; and brother, Albert Rivers, Jr.

To view the on-line obituary, video tribute and sign the guest register, please visit www.evangelinefuneralhome.com.

Evangeline Funeral Home of New Iberia is in charge of arrangements. 
Rivers, George Aquilino (I568257)
 
299 Services will be held for Shirley Courvelle Labit, 79, on Friday, November 1, 2019 at 1:00 PM in David Funeral Home Chapel, with Deacon Francis Kao officiating.  Interment will follow in Graceland Cemetery.

Visitation will be held at David Funeral Home of Abbeville on Friday, November 1, 2019 from 9:00 AM until the time of service, with the recitation of the rosary at 11:00 AM.

David Funeral Home of Abbeville, 2600 Charity Street, (337) 893-3777 are in charge of the arrangements.

Ms. Labit ("mom") was a beautiful woman with a strong heart. Our mother was the most selfless person I've ever known.  Mom didn't plan her girls' trip, or a night out alone, or a spa treatment, her first official pedicure was at 76 when I had to beg her to have it done (and she instantly LOVED IT), you see our mother would have never splurged on herself for such a thing.  However, she made sure her children had everything she could, we had very little, but we always had what we needed, we were not rich by money but she had a way of making us feel we had it all!  You never left her house without saying I love you and hearing I love you, and you surely NEVER went to bed without those words either.  She valued her family like a Queen would value gold!  Our father worked away for many months at a time leaving mom to care for their children alone, basically as a single mother, and she was a force to be dealt with.  Mom was less than 5ft tall, I can't list her true height because she may haunt me for years to come, but let me tell you if you did well she praised you, she made you feel very special in so many ways.  If you messed up and didn't follow rules, you could have sworn she was 7ft tall, because she let you know exactly how she felt about it, and what you would do to make it right.  Our mother was the type of woman who would love you with all her might, and if she knew you committed a crime (especially one that hurt others) she would be the first to turn you in yet visit you in detention every Sunday with love.  She taught us right from wrong, she gave us amazing advice, whether it was hard advice to hear or not.

She was a wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, daughter, aunt, friend and so much more to so many of us.  She was a stay at home mom of 8 children which was a huge task in itself; she later assisted in caring for most of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  NO ONE could comfort a new born baby as mom could; she had such a touch that could comfort any baby.  When her 8 children were young, you could find mom cooking a home cooked meal every day.  She later taught most of her daughters and granddaughters how to cook her favorite Cajun meals, pies, cakes etc.  But please never say your dish was better than hers, which never went over well in "Shirley's Kitchen".  Mom made so many traditions with our family, every Sunday we could smell the meat browning as she prepared one of her amazing rice and gravy meals with all of our favorite sides for our Sunday meals. Our mother had an ART of making a little go very far between 8 children, and everyone else was always welcomed.  We often joked she had earned her path to Heaven by raising 8 children, YES SHE HAS, nonetheless when you think you can't possibly have enough love to go around between so many, our mother could prove you wrong and still have some love left over for the child that may have needed extra or for a neighbor or stranger that needed her.  Mom's door was never closed; if you needed she was there to help you.  We often joke that once you marry or become a significant other in our family, you're stuck in the family for life!  Before mom passed away, she could see a former spouse or friend from many years ago, and she was able to give that person a hug, smile and love that made them feel as they had never left our family.

Our mother taught us to love, nurture, be kind, help others in need and to always under any condition respect others.  Mom taught her children to be partners and parents to their families.  She taught us to love ourselves and always give selflessly without expecting any return.

She is survived by her 7 of her children, Cindy D. Labatt of Abbeville, Lisa L. Broussard of Henry, Patty Labatt of Abbeville, Gerald J. Labatt of Alexandria, Tammie L. Duke of Abbeville, Kelly Labatt of  Abbeville, and Shannon L. Motty of Abbeville.  Grandchildren:  Justin Delcambre, Rhani Ganze, Andrea Toups, Theo Labit, Skyla L. Matthew, Louis Hebert, Codi Bessard, Payton Durke, Brianie Burke, Joshua Labit, Brittani Duhon, Drake Duhon, Slayte Nugier, Nicholaus Nugier and Marie-Claude Motty, and many great-grandchildren.

She was also survived by her sisters Claudille Sandifer and Bonnie Blanchard and her brothers, Bobby Courvelle and Lonnie.

She was preceded in death by our father, Theo Gerald Labit, father, her son Gregory M. Labit, her grandsons, Jeremiah J. Broussard and Clay Allen Durke, her father, Leman Courvelle and her mother Paulette Benoit Courvelle and several siblings.

Pallbearers are:   Gerald Labit, son and grandsons Joshua Labit, Slayte Nugier Drake Duhon, Nicholaus Nugier and Payton Durke and great-grandson Dayten Matthew.  Honorary Pallbearers are:  Gregory Labit Son, and grandsons Justin Delcambre, Louis Hebert, Theo Labit, the Late Jeremiah Broussard and the Late Clay Durke.

David Funeral Home, 2600 Charity Street, (337) 893-3777 is charge of the arrangements. 
Courvelle, Shirley (I600655)
 
300 Sidney Joseph Lavergne, 80 of New Caney, TX was called from this life on August 17, 2015. Sidney was born in Crowley, LA to Evita LaVergne and Alida Leger Lavergne on September 22, 1934. Sidney was employed as an Electrician, he loved his job. He also loved to dance and have a good time with family and friends. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Sidney is survived by one son, Rommie Joseph Lavergne of Montgomery, TX; two daughters, Tammy Ann Lambert (Garrey) of New Caney, TX, Gay Judith Rains (George) of New Caney, TX; one brother, E.J. Lavergne of Houston, TX; thirteen grandchildren and twenty three great grandchildren.

Sidney is preceded in death by his parents, Evita and Alida Lavergne; his beloved wife, Della Mae Lavergne; his daughter-in-law, Ivy Gail Lavergne; two sisters, Mabel Dubois and Naomie Guidry.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held at St. Peter's Catholic Church in Gueydan, LA on Saturday, August 22, 2015 at 10:00 AM with Father Corey Campeaux officiating. Burial will follow in the Gueydan Cemetery under the direction of Matthews and Son Funeral Home. A gathering of family and friends will be held at Matthews & Son Funeral Home in Gueydan, LA on Friday, August 21st from 5:30 PM until the time of his Funeral Mass with a Rosary recited at 6:00 PM Friday evening.

To extend online condolences, please visit our website at www.matthewsandsonfuneralhome.net

Arrangements have been entrusted to Matthews & Son Funeral Home. 
Lavergne, Sidney Joseph (I444856)
 

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