In Remembrance


Huey Henry Breaux                          1935 - 2016
Eula Frederick Delhommer                 1946 - 2016
Joseph Harvey Broussard                   1932 - 2016
Mary Duplechin                                 1953 - 2016
Joyce Lavergne Ducote                     1930 - 2015
James Harold Prejean, Jr                   1948 - 2015
Yvonne Breaux Carter                       1922 - 2013
Ruby Melancon                                  1931 - 2013
Donald Joseph Boudreaux                 1932 - 2013
Jacqueline Larson                              1926 - 2012
Cheryl Ann (Reh) Gates                     1941 - 2012
Alan Fredric Kiesel                            1948 - 2011
Sarah "Pete" Pearl Hamilton Must      1921 - 2011
Olympe Butcher                                 1918 - 2010
Lucien Martin                                    1918 - 2007
Woodley Phillip Hebert                      1927 - 2007
Vincent X. Sonnier                             1917 - 2006
Eddie Joseph Richard                         1922 - 2005
William Yandle                                    1933 - 2004
Earl Foco                                           1922 - 2005
Nefor Bertrand                                  1922 - 2005
Harold Page                                      1922 - 2005
Irene L. Schnaars                               1922 - 1998
Jack W. Baker                                   1930 - 1998
Lida M. Scharbhut                              ???? - 1998
Lloyd M. Bourque, Sr.                        ???? - 1997
David R. Schnaars                               ???? - 1997
Benny Gautreaux                                 ???? - 1997
Audrey Frederick Broussard               1929 - 1995


  

Huey Henry Breaux - Lafayette-- ( January 31, 1935  -  , September 29, 2016) Funeral services will be held on Monday, October 3, 2016 at a 12:00 PM Mass of Christian Burial in Martin & Castille's La Fleur de Lis Chapel for Huey Henry Breaux, 81, who died on Thursday, September 29, 2016 at Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center in Lafayette.

Interment will be held in Memorial Park Cemetery in New Iberia.Reverend Howard Blessing, Pastor of Holy Cross Catholic Church, will be the Celebrant of the Mass and will conduct the funeral services.

Huey Henry Breaux, was born on January 31, 1935 in Vermilion Parish and reared in Iberia Parish. He was the son of Henry J. Breaux and Argentine Marie Bailleux. His father was an investor, a rice planter and a rancher in both Vermilion and Iberia Parishes. Huey graduated from New Iberia High School in 1952 and then attended SLI (Southwestern Louisiana Institute), which is now the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, LA. After graduating from SLI, he served in the U.S. Army in Northern Italy.

Huey attended Loyola Law School in New Orleans, Louisiana. He graduated from Loyola in 1961 with a Juris Doctorate (law) degree. He served for one year as a law clerk for Judge J. Cleveland Fruge with the Third Circuit Court of Appeals. Huey went on to practice law with the Edwin W. Edward and Nolan J. Edwards law firm, located in Crowley, Louisiana. He then moved to Lafayette, LA, where he practiced within the firm of Pugh and Boudreaux. He served as Assistant General Counsel for the Louisiana Department of Revenue, under Governor John J. McKeithen, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. After leaving the Louisiana Department of Revenue in June 1970, he began to practice law in Lafayette, Louisiana. While practicing law over the next thirty years he was actively involved in the Lafayette area real estate development industry.

Huey loved history and genealogy, successfully tracing his family ancestry back many generations to its European roots. Huey loved travel and extensively traveled throughout all of Western Europe.

He served twenty years as a member of the Board of Directors and as an officer of the Lafayette Office of Council on Aging. He was also a member of the Attakapas Chapter of National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution as well as a member of several genealogical associations.

Huey is survived by three children, son Henry J. Breaux and his wife, Melissa Ann of Charlotte, NC; daughter Marguerite Breaux Potier and her husband, Benjamin J. Potier, Jr. of Lafayette, LA; and daughter Marie-Anne Breaux of Amsterdam, and her husband Vincent Copejans; six grandchildren, Peyton Breaux and Madeline Breaux of Charlotte, NC. William C. Guidry, Jean-Marie Guidry, Benjamin J. Potier, III and Eleanor Potier of Lafayette, LA; and his two nephews, Craig P. Hebert and Blaine H. Hebert and his wife, Patricia of New Iberia, LA.

Huey was preceded in death by his parents, Henry J. Breaux and Argentine Marie Bailleux Breaux; one sister, Dorothy "Dot" Breaux, widow of James P. Hebert, and one nephew, Gordon James Hebert, all of New Iberia, LA.

A Rosary will be recited by Brady LeBlanc on Sunday, October 2, 2016 at 6:30 PM in Martin & Castille's SOUTHSIDE Location.

The family requests that visitation be observed on Sunday from 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM and will continue on Monday from 10:00 AM until time of services.

Memorial contributions may be made in Huey Henry Breaux's name to Hospice of Acadiana, 2600 Johnston St., Ste 200, Lafayette, LA. 70503 www.hospiceacadiana.com.

View the obituary and guestbook online at www.mourning.com

Martin & Castille - SOUTHSIDE, 600 E. Farrel Rd. Lafayette, LA. 70508 337-984-2811 Published in the The Advertiser on Oct. 1, 2016

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Eula Frederick Delhommer - MAURICE-- ( 1946  -  August 28, 2016) –Funeral Services will be held at 9:00 AM on Friday, September 2, 2016 in St. Alphonsus Catholic Church for Eula Frederick Delhommer, 70, who passed away on August 28, 2016.

Reverend O. Joseph Breaux, Pastor of St. Alphonsus Church will conduct the funeral services.

Burial will take place in St. Alphonsus Cemetery.

Eula, a resident of Maurice for 44 years, was the daughter of the late Preston Frederick and the former Matile Trahan.

She is survived by her husband of 52 and a half years, Robert John Delhommer, Sr.; two sons, Robert John Delhommer, Jr. and his wife, Pam and Michael James Delhommer and his wife, Sue; seven grandchildren, Jonathan, Cheri, Andrea, Caleb, Garrett, Brandi and Mari Jane Delhommer.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her daughter, Rhonda Delhommer; one brother, Ray Frederick and two sisters, Hazel Frederick and Linda Frederick Hebert.

Eula loved to spend time with her grandchildren and enjoyed camping, fishing and genealogy.

Personal condolences may be sent to the Delhommer family at www.delhommefuneralhome.com.

Delhomme Funeral Home, 200 Chief H. Fred Road, Maurice, LA is in charge of funeral arrangements.

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Joseph Harvey Broussard - LOREAUVILLE-- (May 3, 1932  -  April 5, 2016) –A graveside service will be held for Joseph Harvey ¨Hop¨ Broussard, age 83, on Saturday, April 9, 2016 at 10:00AM at St. Joseph Cemetery in Loreauville with Deacon Theo Landry officiating. Interment will be at St. Joseph Cemetery.

Joseph Harvey ¨Hop¨ Broussard was born into the rich French Acadian Culture that he was so proud of on May 3, 1932. The first of two sons born to Rose and Solonge Broussard. His certificate of Baptism from St. Joseph Church is beautifully hand lettered in French.

He grew up on a country road, star route A, Box 25, amongst Sugar Cane fields, farm animals, family speaking solely Cajun French, and hard work. To many that seems perfectly normal and nothing to really take note of, but to a small city boy it was magical and special.

It’s hard to believe now that he was born into a world without indoor plumbing or electricity. At his younger brother, Mark Davy Broussard’s funeral, he told the story of when they would haul water by hand to the troughs for the animals and his uncle would pay them a nickel.

Harvey would go on to graduate as one of 18 from Loreauville High School, lettering in Football, Basketball, and Boxing.

He would have a brief stint with Pacific railroad as a telegraph operator before enlisting with the United States Army.

As a handsome soldier he appeared in the local newspaper donning the U.S. Army dress kakis. August 3, 1953 a Private at Ford Hood Texas. That chapter would end with an Honorable discharge in May of ’55.

He persevered through tight times to get a Bachelor’s degree from USL.

Harvey enjoyed a career with Fenstermaker, a survey and mapping company that was established in New Iberia, working almost exclusively for oil and gas clients.

He would work diligently to become an accomplished, and prolific, self taught artist. His early work, like many classic artists, included reproductions of famous works. He went on exploring architectural subjects from New Orleans and Paris. He documented family members and their homes in oils and acrylics. In later years he demonstrated artistic versatility as he painted less and began wood working more. Harvey set up a professional woodworking shop in his garage. From there he turned out beautiful, complex and intricate bowls and vases.

His work appeared in many local galleries and many pieces were sold from there and at art fairs making their way into the homes of many southern Louisiana families.

If you were with him for more than five minutes he would probably say something in French, tell you a story about days gone by, or talk about one of his vacations to an exotic location. His leisure travel took him to places like Poland, Western Europe, Asia and even Machu Pechu, Peru.

One of my personal favorite stories, among the many, were captured in a painting were he portrayed himself in a red USL uniform making a one hand, touchdown, game winning catch against LSU. And the announcer would come across the stadium P.A. shouting “touchdown – Harvey Broussard”!

His athletic endeavors continued throughout his life. There were always bowling trophies on the shelf for being on the league championship team. There were always golf clubs in the garage but no trophies for that. Needless to say he was better at bowling than golf but that never stopped him and my dad from having fun on the golf course.

Harvey was a lifetime member of the “Famille Beausoleil Association”. He received several certificates of accommodation for his contributions to the preservation and celebration of our Cajun Heritage. In that vein he did extensive work documenting his family tree linking him to the first “Broussard” that would settle here in Acadiana.

He demonstrated loyalty and devotion to family in his care of his parents throughout their lives.

I will never forget the big smile, thumbs up under the imaginary suspenders stretching them as he greeted me with a big “Bonjure” or “What do you say Governor”?! When our visit was through the favorite salutation would be “Well I’m glad you got to see me”.

His Faith in God and Trust in Jesus to provide a way for him to salvation were real.

He would never marry nor have children so as his “next of kin”, nephew, Mark Broussard, Jr. I would like to thank you for being here and honoring the memory and life of my “Uncle Hop” —Joseph Harvey Broussard.

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

David Funeral Home 118 Main Street (337) 229-8338 is handling the funeral arrangements
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Mary Duplechin BROUSSARD-- (June 14, 1953  -  January 30, 2016) Funeral Services for Mary Duplechin,62, will be conducted on Thursday, February 4, 2016 in the Chapel of Louisiana Funeral Services & Crematory, 108 Hardware Road Broussard, LA. The family will receive visitors beginning at 10 a.m. until 1 p.m.at which time Funeral Services will begin. Burial will follow at Sacred Heart Catholic Church Cemetery in Broussard, LA.

Mary Duplechin of Broussard, LA passed away on Saturday, January 30, 2016 at Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center in Lafayette.

Mary was born in Church Point, LA to Gurvais and Vermae Matte.

Mary is survived by her husband Raymond Duplechin; parents Gurvais and Vermae Matte; daughters Sally Duplechin, Sue Duplechin and Sandra Duplechin and one son Wade (Stephanie) Duplechin.

Share your condolences with the family at www.lafuneralservices.com.

Final arrangements under the direction of Louisiana Funeral Services & Crematory of Broussard (337) 330-8006.

Mary was president of the Lafayette Genealogical Society for 1989 - 1990. She was the third president of our society.
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Joyce Lavergne Ducote CARENCRO-- (September 7, 1930 - June 30, 2015) ~ Funeral services will be held Friday, July 3, 2015 at a 3:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial in St. Charles Borromeo Roman Catholic Church for Joyce Lavergne Ducote, age 84, who passed away Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at River Oaks Retirement Manor in Lafayette.

Interment will be in St. Charles Borromeo Cemetery in Grand Coteau. The Rev. Chester Arceneaux, pastor of Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, will officiate at the services.

Musical selections will be provided by Charlotte Jagneaux, accompanied by Phyllis Simar on the organ. The songs will be Ave Maria, J'Irai La Voir Un Jour, On Eagle's Wings, Notre Pere, and Amazing Grace.

Mrs. Ducote was a native and resident of Sunset for thirty years and currently a resident of Lafayette. She retired with Davidson Sash and Door Company after thirty years. Mrs. Ducote was a parishioner of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church.

Survivors include one brother, W.C. "Pete" Lavergne and his wife, Mary Ann, of Lafayette; two sisters-in-law, Evelyn W. Lavergne of Lafayette and Dianna K. Lavergne of Cumming, GA; four nephews; seven nieces; and several great nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Lucius Jerriel Lavergne and the former, Louise Mae Robin; three brothers, Allen Jude Lavergne, Courtney A. Lavergne and Harold J. Lavergne; and one nephew, Scott A. Lavergne.

A rosary will be prayed at 2:00 p.m. Friday at the church.

The family requests that visiting hours be observed from 1:00 p.m. Friday at St. Charles Borromeo Roman Catholic Church until service time on Friday at St. Charles Borromeo Roman Catholic Church.

In Lieu of Flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children Research Hospital in the name of Ms. Joyce Lavergne Ducote online at: St. Jude Research Hospital, by phone 1-800-805-5856 or by mail: 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105 and also to Hospice of Acadiana online at Hospice of Acadiana or by phone (337) 232-1234.

Melancon Funeral Home of Grand Coteau, 289 Church Street, (337) 662-7286, is in charge of arrangements.
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 James Harold Pejean Jr. 

James Harold Prejean Jr. LAFAYETTE-- James Harold Prejean Jr., age 72, died at his home in Lafayette, LA Friday, February 20th, 2015. Mr. Prejean died of natural causes.

Born February 17th, 1943 in Opelousas, LA, Mr. Prejean lived most of his life in Lafayette. Mr. Prejean worked at Fleming Foods as a warehouseman until retiring in 2005.

Harold was a member of the Lafayette Genealogy Society and a longtime volunteer at several other Genealogy clubs.

Mr. Prejean was an enthusiastic craftsperson creating many 3 dimensional sculptures from an assortment of raw materials. After graduating from Lafayette High School in 1961, Harold briefly served in the United States Navy. Then attended Southwest Louisiana Vocational Technical School, graduating in 1966 with an associate’s degree in Architectural drafting.

Survivors include his mother: Bessie D. Prejean of Lafayette, LA; Sisters: Linda P. Hargrave, of Duson, LA, and Kay P. Thibeaux of Houston, TX; Brothers: Henry A. Prejean of Arnaudville, LA, and Ben A. Prejean of Lafayette, LA.

Harold was preceded in death by his father, James Harold Prejean Sr.

Burial and memorial service will be held at Holy Mary Mother of God Cemetery on Johnston St. in Lafayette at 10:00 A.M., Tuesday, February 24th. St. Jules Catholic Church Deacon Reggie Bollich will preside over the burial and memorial service.

Relatives and friends are welcome at the burial and memorial service. Personal condolences may be sent to the Prejean family at www.delhommefuneralhome.com. Delhomme Funeral Home, 1011 Bertrand Drive, Lafayette, LA is in charge of funeral arrangements.
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 Yvonne Breaux Carter 

Yvonne Breaux Carter GUEYDAN-- Funeral services will be held Friday, July 26, 2013 at a 11 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Peter the Apostle Roman Catholic Church honoring the life of Yvonne Carter, 90, who died peacefully on Monday, July 22, 2013 at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital. She will be laid to rest at Gueydan Cemetery with Reverend Jason Vidrine officiating the services.

Yvonne Breaux Carter, honored librarian and dedicated public servant. Yvonne was born in Crowley, LA on August 3, 1922 to Valentin D. and Annie H. (Oertling) Breaux. The eldest of their large family, she graduated from Gueydan High School as Valedictorian in 1939, setting a high academic standard for her brothers and sisters who followed. In 1943, Yvonne attained a Bachelors of Science in Mathematics at Southwestern Louisiana Institute, which is now known as the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Teaching in Calcasieu Parish, she met and married Walter Carter in April 1943. After Walter’s death in 1957, she never remarried. Although Yvonne never had children of her own, she bestowed love of books and reading upon her nieces and nephews. Christmas at the Breaux home always meant beautiful new books from Aunt Yvonne, most signed by the authors whom she had met.

She went on to earn a Bachelors of Science in Library Science, a Masters of Library Science, and Education Specialist in Library Science from George Peabody Teachers College and Vanderbilt University. Through her career, Yvonne was a classroom instructor, principal, Assistant Professor of Library Science at Northwestern and University of Southwestern Louisiana, Educational Program Specialist for School Libraries for the United States Office of Education in Dallas, TX and finally, administrator of the Higher Education Act: Title IIB Library Education Grant Program for the Department of Education in Washington, DC. Her library science work took her all around the country and the world; and, she retired in 1993 from the US Department of Health Education and Welfare after many outstanding years of service.

Her desire for excellence is proven by her many awards throughout her academic and professional career, most notably SLI Salutatorian with High Distinction, induction into Kappa Delta Pi, membership in the Honorary Library Science Society Beta Phi Mu, the US Department of Education Meritorious Service Award, the Delta Kappa Gamma Mary Thornton Scholarship, and the Kappa Kappa Iota Scholarship.

After her retirement, Yvonne returned to her beloved Acadiana and to the ancestral home of her father and his family. She undertook the restoration of the family’s 200+ year old home on Louis Arceneaux Road, between Carencro and Lafayette. Along with this new satisfying project, she also became a member of several local organizations, including the Galvez Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Louisiana Society of the United States Daughters of War of 1812, and the Alfred Mouton Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, as well as various other groups associated with the Lafayette Public Library, Lafayette Women’s Club, and the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. The members of these groups quickly realized that she was a dedicated new member, and that her knowledge, ability, and accomplishments were valuable assets to their organizations. Soon she became a leader; and, the organizations flourished with her direction.

In her later years, Yvonne faithfully attended St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Carencro, where she had often attended mass as a young girl while visiting with her Aunt Beatrix and Great Aunts Bathilde and Josette. Her love of music led her to almost all of the symphony concerts in Lafayette.

She is survived by her brothers, Valentin Breaux Jr. of Lafayette and Charles W. Breaux Sr. M.D. of Birmingham, Alabama; sisters, Helena (Breaux) Anderson of Baton Rouge and Carmen (Breaux) and her husband, Berton Perry of Pascagoula, Mississippi, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, and cousins. Yvonne will not only be missed by her family, but by many students and friends from all walks of life, who came to know her during her almost 91 years.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter R. Carter.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Galvez Chapter of the DAR, the Lafayette Public Library Foundation, the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Hospice of Acadiana, or the donor’s favorite charity.

The family requests that visiting hours be observed at Vincent Funeral Home - Gueydan, 311 Fourth Street, on Thursday, July 25, 2013 from 3 p.m. until 9 p.m. with a rosary being prayed at 7 p.m.; Friday, July 26, 2013 from 8 a.m. until services.
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 Ruby Melancon 

Ruby Melancon LAFAYETTE-- Ruby Melancon LAFAYETTE - A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, June 26, 2013 at St. Pius X Catholic Church for Ruby S. Melancon, 82, who passed away on Sunday, June 23, 2013. Father Steve LeBlanc, Pastor of St. Pius X Catholic Church, will officiate the funeral ceremony. Readers will be Jennifer Duff and Joy Melancon, and gift bearers will be Benjamin Hernandez and Rebecca Johnson. Interment will take place at Calvary Cemetery.

She is survived by one daughter, Odile Moreau and her husband Michael of Toronto, Canada; three sons, Mario Melancon and his wife Joy of Lafayette, Maurice "Moe" Melancon of Lafayette, and Anthony Melancon and his wife Sandra of Lafayette; one sister, Juanita Fortier and her husband Pierre of Lafayette; four grandchildren, Sarah Haynes, Jennifer Duff, Rebecca Johnson, and Stephanie Melancon; and four great-grandchildren, Benjamin Hernandez, Joelle Friedman, Zachary Friedman, and Sophia Haynes.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John Melancon; and her parents, Odile and Claude Sonnier.

Mrs. Melancon was a volunteer for the Bayou Council Girl Scouts, Evangeline Area Boy Scout Council, and was an active member of the Congres de Mondral Acadian. She was also an organizer of the Benoit Family Reunion, known for her banana bread, and crocheted blankets for the sick and her friends.

Pallbearers will be Mario Melancon, Maurice "Moe" Melancon, Anthony Melancon, Colin Duff, Joachin Fortier, and Leonce Fortier. Honorary Pallbearers are Philip Haynes, Benjamin Hernandez, and Russell Dilley.

The family requests that visitation hours be observed on Tuesday, June 25, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m., and on Wednesday from 8:00 a.m. until time of service. A rosary will be prayed on Tuesday at 6:00 p.m.

View the obituary and sign the guestbook online at www.waltersfh.com.

Walters Funeral Home, (337) 706-8941, 2424 North University Avenue in Lafayette, is in charge of funeral arrangements.

Published in the The Advertiser on June 25, 2013
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 Donald Boudreaux 

Boudreaux, Donald Joseph LAFAYETTE--(April 29, 1932 - June 10, 2013) A Funeral Ceremony wfll be held Saturday, June 15, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at Fountain Memorial Funeral Home in Lafayette for Donald J. Boudreaux, 81, who passed away on Monday, June 10, 2013 at Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center in Lafayette.

Entombment will follow in Fountain Memorial Cemetery in Lafayette. Reverend Moak of Broussard will officiate.

Donald was born Thursday, April 29, 1932 in Loreauville and was a lifetime resident of Acadiana. He started his career with Chevron Corporation in 1956 as a Draftsman for a Seismic Crew and retired as a Computer Analyst in 1992. He was very active in his community; serving as President of the Lafayette Geneology Society, member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans (SCV) and was the President and Treasurer of The Boudreaux Family Association, He enjoyed Big Bands, never hearing the same thing twice.

Mr. Boudreaux is survived by his beloved wife of 60 years, Joan Boudreaux; his daughter, Lisa Menard both of Lafayette; sister, Shirley Ducote and her husband Jimmy of Franklin; brother, Elray Boudreaux and his wife Debra of Charenton; one grandson, Ryan Patrick Menard and numerous dear nieces, nephews and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Addy Boudreaux and Lillian Rollinson Boudreaux.

Visitation will be observed at Fountain Memorial Funeral Home in Lafayette on Saturday, June 15, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. until time of services. The family wishes to thank the physicians and staff of Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center for the compassionate care given to Donald and his family.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Donald's name to the charity or organization of your choice.

Fountain Memorial Funeral Home and Cemetery of Lafayette, 1010 Pandora St., (337) 981-7098 is in charge of arrangements.
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 Jacqueline Larson 

Jacqueline Larson LAFAYETTE--(October 5, 1926 - May 3, 2012) A funeral service will be held at the Episcopal Church of the Ascension at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday May 12, 2012 at for Jacqueline Hart Larson who passed away on Wednesday May 2, 2012 at our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Lafayette, Louisiana.

The Reverend Joseph Daly, Rector of the Episcopal Church of the Ascension, will officiate the memorial service. Honorary pallbearers will include members of the local United States Marine Corps League.

Mrs. Larson was born on October 5, 1926 in Wardell, Missouri, the daughter of Albert Wade Hart and the former Suda Marie DePriest. She was a resident of Lafayette, Louisiana since 1966 during which time she was also an active member of the Episcopal Church of the Ascension. Mrs. Larson enthusiastically served in various capacities within the church including the alter guild, the Olive Branch outreach program, as well as St. Martha's Guild and St. Hilda's Guild. Mrs. Larson was especially appreciated for her personal ministry to homebound people in Lafayette.

Jacqueline Hart Larson graduated from Delta State University in Cleveland, Mississippi with a Bachelor of Science degree in physical education. She taught physical education at various elementary and high schools within Lafayette Parish before pursuing a career in real estate in 1977. In that field, she was consistently recognized for achieving Million Dollar Realtor status. Mrs. Larson lobbied on behalf of the state board of realtors and was the recipient of the Realtor of the Year award in 1988. Mrs. Larson was an active member in the local Republican Women's Organization. She and her husband enjoyed golf and music, and in particular the Lafayette Symphony, the Lafayette Concert Band, and jazz music.

Mrs. Larson was a devoted and loving wife and mother, and tirelessly served those who needed help, comfort and friendship. She was preceded in death by her parents, her daughter Catheryn Hart Corley, her sisters Margaret Kemp and Peggy Hart. Mrs. Larson is survived by her husband of 54 years, Wendell M. Larson, her son Lars Larson and his wife and daughters Sarah Bourgeois Larson, Alexis Blake Miller and Abigail Grace Miller of Ocean Springs, MS. She is also survived by her nieces Teresa Hayes, Paige Posey Warwick, Palette Posey Butler, and Stacey Kemp.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the Olive Branch Program at the Episcopal Church of the Ascension in memory of Jacqueline Hart Larson to: Episcopal Church of the Ascension, 1030 Johnston Street, Lafayette, LA 70501.

Personal condolences may be sent to the Larson family at www.delhommefuneralhome.com. Delhomme Funeral Home, 1011 Bertrand Drive, Lafayette, LA, is in charge of funeral arrangements.
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 Cheryl Gates 

Cheryl Ann (Reh) Gates LAFAYETTE-- Graveside Services will be held at 10:00 AM on Friday, January 27, 2012 at Lafayette Memorial Park Cemetery in Lafayette for Cheryl Ann (Reh) Gates, who passed away Monday, January 23, 2012 at the age of 70, losing her battle with cancer. Interment will be in Lafayette Memorial Park.

Reverend Michael Keith Landry, Pastor of St. Anne Catholic Church in Cow Island, Louisiana, will conduct the graveside services.

She is survived by her husband, Earl Gates and children, Allison Marie Dulaney and her husband, Paul Dulaney and Georgia Lynn Gates; one son, Rick Gates; three grandchildren, Jackson Henry Gates, Charles Edward Gates and Earl Joseph Berry; one sister, Lila (Bobbie) Roberta Reh and one brother, Edward Marice Reh Jr. and his wife, Hope Reh.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Edward Marice Reh, Sr. and the former Roberta Earle Smith, both natives of St. Louis, Missouri.

Mrs. Gates was born in St. Louis, Missouri on July 21, 1941, and moved to Houston, Texas with her parents, Edward Marice Reh and Roberta Earle Smith. She met her husband, Earl Gates and married August 27, 1964 in Houston, Texas and they have lived in Lafayette for the past 12 years. Mrs. Gates loved being with her family and her special grandchildren, whom she adored. She enjoyed her hobby of painting, which is displayed all over her home walls and she also enjoyed gardening.

Pallbearers will be Paul Dulaney,Rick Gates, Ed Reh and David Goff.

The family requests that visitation be observed in Martin & Castille's SOUTHSIDE location on Thursday, January 26, 2012 from 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM and on Friday, January 27, 2012 from 8:00 AM until time of service.

View the obituary and guestbook online at www.mourning.com

Martin & Castille-SOUTHSIDE-600 E. Farrel Rd., Lafayette, LA 70508, 337-984
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 Alan Kiesel 

Kiesel, Alan Fredric LAFAYETTE-- Funeral services will be held at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, August 2, 2011 in the Delhomme Chapel of the Flowers for Alan Fredric Kiesel, 62, who passed away on Sunday, July 31, 2011.

Rabbi Barry Weinstein of Temple Shalom, will conduct the funeral services.

Interment will take place at Hebrew Rest Cemetery.

Mr. Kiesel, a resident of Lafayette, LA, was the son of the late Fred Kiesel of Pryor, OK and the former Mildred Kravitz of Saratoga Springs, New York. He enjoyed playing Bridge. He was an avid cook. He was active in the Temple and he enjoyed spending time with family and friends.

He is survived by his wife of 21 years, Jean Schmidt Kiesel; two daughters, Leah Esther Kiesel and Sara Nicole Kiesel both of Lafayette, LA; two brothers, Eric Kiesel and wife Julie of Tacoma, WA and Brian Kiesel and wife Debbie of Lufkin, TX.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

The family requests that visiting hours be observed at Delhomme Funeral Home of Lafayette on Tuesday, August 2, 2011 from 11:00 am until the time of service.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Temple Shalom Rabbi Fund, 603 Lee Avenue, Lafayette, LA, 70501, (337) 234-3760, or to the United Way of Acadiana, 215 East Pinhook Road, Lafayette, LA, 70501, (337) 233-8380.

Personal condolences may be sent to the Kiesel family at www.delhommefuneralhome.com.

Delhomme Funeral Home, 1011 Bertrand Drive, Lafayette, LA, is in charge of funeral arrangements.
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Sarah "Pete" Pearl Hamilton Must-- Graveside services will be held at 2:00 pm on Monday, January 2, 2012 at Lafayette Protestant Cemetery for Sarah Pearl "Pete" Hamilton Must, 90, who passed away on December 28, 2011.

Reverend Steve Horn, Pastor of First Baptist Church of Lafayette, will conduct the funeral services. Burial will take place in Lafayette Protestant Cemetery.

Mrs. Must, a resident of Lafayette, LA, was the daughter of Fuller Hamilton and the former Lillie Litton. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Lafayette. She was a member of the Adonian Club of Lafayette. She enjoyed researching genealogy and was a lifetime member of the Genealogy Society. Sarah enjoyed cross stitching, quilting, and sewing. Pete received her Bachelor's degree from SLI and later received her Master's degree in English from USL. Following her education, she taught in the Lafayette Public School system for 29 years.

She is survived by one daughter, Joan Must McCullough and husband Charley of Agusta, GA; one son, John "Jack" Hamilton Must and wife Rose of Lafayette, LA; four grandchildren, Laurie Beth McCullough of Huntsville, AL, Amy Ruth Greene of Lake Charles, LA, Eric Hamilton Must of Barcelona, Spain and Cory Douglas Must of Lafayette, LA, as well as seven great grandchildren, Devan, Bethany, Hayley, Charley, Chloe, Eric and Paul.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Ernest Must, two sisters, Versie Tuttle, and Bonnie Hills, and one brother, Herbert A. Hamilton.

Memorial contributions can be made in the name of Mrs. Must to Louisiana's Baptist Children's Home, P.O. Box 7196, Monroe, LA 71203 or LBCH.org.

Personal condolences may be sent to the Must family at www.delhommefuneralhome.com.

Delhomme Funeral Home, 1011 Bertrand Drive, Lafayette, LA, is in charge of funeral arrangements.
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 Olympe Butcher 

Olympe Arceneaux Butcher LAFAYETTE-- Olympe Arceneaux Butcher, 92, passed away peacefully on Friday, December 31, 2010 at Evangeline Oaks Guest Home in Carencro.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, January 4, 2011, at a 10:00 AM Mass of Christian Burial in the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist in Lafayette, followed by interment in Lafayette Memorial Park. Reverend Monsignor Keith J. DeRouen, Pastor of Our Lady Queen of Angels Catholic Church in Opelousas, will be the Celebrant of the Funeral Mass and will conduct the funeral services. Giftbearers will be Ronald and L'Reece Butcher. Lectors will be Lee Broussard and Marie Saussy. Pallbearers will be John Anthony Swann, Benjamin Louis Arceneaux, Jr., Jay Joseph Menard, Brian Butcher, John J. Simon and John Kimble Arceneaux. Jodi Bollich, soloist, accompanied by Tom Niel, organist, will sing "Ave Maria," "J'irai La Voir Un Jour," "On Eagles' Wings," "How Great Thou Art" and "Precious Lord."

She was preceded in death by her husband William Butcher, Jr. Survivors include one son, Ronald William Butcher and his wife L'Reece of Lafayette; a stepson, Dr. Donald Kent Butcher and his wife Cindy of Gautier, Mississippi; two grandchildren, Brian J. Butcher and his wife Elizabeth of Albany, NY and Samantha Butcher Hannigan and her husband Travis of Lafayette; and two step-grandchildren, Ryan Butcher and Jennifer Butcher Allain, both of Lafayette.

A longtime resident of Lafayette and recent resident at Evangeline Oaks Guest Home in Carencro, Mrs. Butcher was the daughter of the late Emile Galbert Arceneaux, Sr. and the former Rose Celeste Mouton, both of Carencro. In addition to her parents and late husband, she was preceded in death by nine siblings: Louise Arceneaux Pellerin and her husband Otis, Blanche Arceneaux Swann and her husband Fenwick, Evangeline Arceneaux Simon and her husband Willie, Joseph Arceneaux, Mary Arceneaux, Benjamin Louis Arceneaux, Sr. and his first wife Palmyre Martin and second wife Vita Piccione Gilbert, Rose Arceneaux Dugal and her husband Merrick, Emile Galbert Arceneaux, Jr. and his wife Virginia Gardner and Charles Arceneaux.

She was a member of the St. John Cathedral Altar Society, Louisiana Alpha Alpha Chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa, Galvez Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution, Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist St. Anne Society, Catholic Daughters of the Americas - Court Immaculata, St. Anne Society of St. John's, Alfred Mouton Chapter of United Daughters of the Confederacy, and the Louisiana Retired Teachers Association. She taught 5th/6th grade in the Lafayette Parish School System for 41 years before retiring in the 1970s. Her hobbies included rock collecting/polishing, photography and genealogy. Mrs. Butcher will be dearly missed by her family, friends and all who knew and loved her.

The family requests that visitation be observed in Martin & Castille's DOWNTOWN Lafayette location on Monday, January 3, 2011 from 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM and on Tuesday from 8:00 AM until time of service. Two Rosaries will be recited on Monday evening: the first Rosary will be led by the Catholic Daughters of America at 5:00 PM, followed by another Rosary at 7:00 pm. Condolences may be addressed to Mr. Ronald William Butcher, 223 Bruce St., Lafayette, LA 70503 and/or Dr. Donald Kent Butcher, 900 Greystone St., Biloxi, MS 39532. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Evangeline Oaks Guest Home, 240 Arceneaux Road, Carencro, LA 70520.

View the obituary and guestbook online at www.mourning.com Martin & Castille-DOWNTOWN-330 St. Landry St., Lafayette, LA 70506, 337-234-2311 . Published in the The Advertiser on Jan. 3, 2011
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 Lucien Martin 

Lucien Martin LAFAYETTE-- A memorial service will be held 2 pm Saturday Sept. l, 2007, with visitation with the family starting at 1 p.m. in La Chapelle de Martin & Castille in Lafayette for Lucien T. Martin, 89, who died Aug. 27, 2007 at Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center.

Mr. Martin was born April 7, 1918 and was the seventh of ten children born to Sidney J. Martin Sr. and the former Anais Mouton. He graduated from Cathedral High School in Lafayette in 1936. During the years following, he was employed by Lafayette Parish Police Jury where he did road and bridge construction in Ward 3. He also worked seasonally at Mary's Syrup Mill. His military service began in 1940 at Keesler Field, Biloxi, Miss. when he joined the Army Air Force. During World War II, he was awarded three Air Force Air Medals for 15 combat missions and 70 combat hours over enemy territory. He logged a total of 1361 hours of flying time while serving as a navigator in the European Theater of operations. Toward the end of his establishment, he flew B-29 bombers with the 7th Bomb Group of the 8th Air Force. He attained the rank of Captain and was honorably discharged in 1947. He served in the Air Force Reserve until 1955. Mr. Martin attended Saint Edward's University, Austin, Texas, Tulane University, New Orleans, La. and the University of Southwestern Louisiana, Lafayette, La. where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering. He married Melba Gene Brown on Sept. 8, 1953 in Belle Fourche, S.D. where he was employed by Atlantic Refining Company as Supervisor of Field Operations. In 1958, he returned to Lafayette where he was employed by Phillips Petroleum Company until 1978. After he retired, Mr. Martin did extensive research on Acadian genealogy and co-authored Remember Us, a profusely illustrated work with over 500 pictures, cattle brands, maps, signatures and sketches.

He received the Mayor's Outstanding Citizen Award in 1984. He was also recognized for his outstanding contribution to the Lafayette Centennial Celebration that year. In 1985, he received an "Academy Award from Acadiana Open Channel Television for his production and televised presentation of L'Histoire d'Anais, detailing his mother's life. He attended Life Writing classes at the University of Louisiana for several years. His latest story, The Blanc Brothers, received recognition at the town of Scott's centennial this summer.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Sidney J. Martin Sr. and Anais Mouton; siblings, Rodolph Martin, Frances Martin, Victor Martin, Wilfred Martin, Chester Martin and Margaret Harding, of Lafayette, La., and Noemie Kopp, of Edgerton, Wisc.He is survived by his wife of 53 years, the former Melba Gene Brown, of Hayes, La.; brothers, Paul Martin, of Lafayette, La., and Sidney J. Martin Jr., of Opelousas, La.; his daughters, Claire English, of Vancleave,Miss., and Camille Martin, of Toronto, Ontario, Canada; grandchildren, Lael English, of Pensacola, Fla., and Sadie Medina, of Ocean Springs, Miss.; and great-grandchildren Ean Lundy, Siobaun English and Logan English, of Atmore, Ala.; as well as many nieces and nephews.

View the obituary and guestbook online atwww.mourning.com Martin & Castille-Lafayette, 234-2311.
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 Woodley Phillip Hebert 

Hebert, Woodley Phillip LAFAYETTE-- Born 2 August 1927 Kaplan, Louisiana and Died 12 June 2007 Lafayette, Louisiana. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 16, 2007, at a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church in Lafayette for Woodley Phillip Hebert, 79, who passed away peacefully surrounded by his children June 12, 2007 at his residence in Lafayette.

Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery.The Rev. John DeLeeuw will be the celebrant of the funeral. Eucharistic minister will be Larry Hebert. Giftbearers will be Rosie and Meredith Hebert. Lectors will be Jo Ann Tanner and Donna Landry. Eulogy will be by Roland Lormand. Music will be by Phyllis Simar, organist, and Ron Moreau, soloist.

Mr. Hebert's survivors include one son, Terry Phillip Hebert and his wife, Meredith Perez Hebert, of Lafayette; twin daughters, Michelle Theresa Hebert, of Lafayette, and Elizabeth Ann Marquez and her husband, SSG Rene' Marquez, of Fort Hood, Texas; devoted mother of his children, Rose Marie Racca Hebert, of Lafayette; and two step children, Troy Marc Green, of Lafayette, and Donna G. Landry and her husband, David, of Baytown, Texas. Surviving him are his grand children whom he adored; his six granddaughters, Shai Michelle, Sadi Marie, Ariana Raye, Isabelle Rose, Demi Lane, Zoe Lyndon; and his only grandson, Christian Phillip. He is survived by his be loved brother, Larry John Hebert; his niece, Jo Ann Hebert Tanner and her husband, Clifford Tanner, all of Scott, La.; his great niece, Amy Jo Broussard and her husband, Darrell, of Youngsville; and his great nephew, John Tanner and his wife, Jeri Terri, of Ville Platte, La. He was preceded in death by his parents, Wilfred Hebert and Olive Trahan Hebert; and his sister-in-law, Lucille Delhomme Hebert.

Born Aug. 2, 1927 in Kaplan, La. and a resident of Lafayette for most of his life, Mr. Hebert graduated from Lafayette High School in 1945. He was a graduate of the University of Colorado, Boulder class of 1954, with a Degree in Pharmacy. He was a member of Rho Chi Society, past parish president and member of St. Elizabeth-Seton Catholic Church, Treasurer for Confederation of Associations of Families Acadian, Inc.,(CAFA) and was a member of the Knights of Colum bus, The Laredo Dove Hunting Group and The original Camp Rouge Duck Hunting Club. He shared his love and enthusiasm for the LSU Tigers with every one, and his ulitmate goal was to take each grandchild to their first LSU football game. He proudly served his country as a member of the U.S. Navy and USNR from 1945 -1953. He was employed as a Professional Pharmaceutical Representative for Merck Sharpe & Dohme from 1956 until his retirement in 1991. His passions included the profession of pharmacy, his Cajun Heritage, his extensive genealogy research, The Lafayette Community Health Care Clinic and last but not least his passion for a beautiful lawn. He spent many hours laboring in his yard in silent bliss. Dear to his heart were his family and friends. He was a loving father and grandfather, a faithful friend and confidant, a devoted brother, son, and a hard worker his entire life. He valued a job well done and was a true believer that "anything worth doing was worth doing well". He was an avid duck and dove hunter, enjoyed the company of good friends and good food especially Jan's chicken and sausage gumbo.What endeared him to many was his doting nature towards his grandchildren. Affectionally known as "PawPaw", he spent countless hours giving tractor rides, making "coosh-coosh" on Sunday mornings, rocking his grandchildren to sleep, and was delighted when his home was filled with his grandchildrens' laughter. He cherished every moment with them and each had a special place in his heart.Mr. Hebert was a voice of reason to many, a notorious organizer, an optimist at heart, and most of all he loved well and was well loved. His presence will be missed by many.

Pallbearers will be Terry Hebert, Troy Green, David Landry, SSG Rene' Marquez, Clifford Tanner and John Tanner. Honorary pallbearers will be his brother, Larry Hebert, his best friends, Roland Lormand and William Bernard, MD, his Camp Hebert compadre, Kernel Menard, his long-time barber and friend, Mr. J.C. Camel, and both past and present members of the Laredo Dove Hunting Group and Camp Hebert Duck Hunting Club. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Mr. Hebert's name to the Lafayette Community Health Care Clinic, 1317 Jefferson St, Lafayette, LA 70501, and Hospice of Acadiana, 2600 Johnston St., Suite 200, Lafayette, LA 70503.The family would like express their gratitude and appreciation for the excellent and professional care he received from Hospice of Acadiana, especially his nurse, Becky, his CNA, Tuwana, Dr. Chastant . and many heartfelt thanks to his compassionate and dedicated caregiver, Mrs. Mary LeBlanc. The family would also like to thank James Cole, MD, Julian Krawczwk MD, and staff for their care and concern.

A rosary will be prayed at 6:30 p.m. Friday at Martin & Castille Funeral Home.The family requests that visitation be observed Friday from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m. and will continue Saturday from 10 a.m. until time of services at Martin & Castille Funeral HomeView the obituary and guestbook oneline at Martin & Castillle-Lafayette, 232-2311.
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Vincent X.Sonnier

Sonnier, Vincent X.   (Born 6 October 1917  & Died 8 November 2006)--Funeral service    s will be held on Saturday, November 11, 2006 at a 10:00 AM Mass of Christian Burial in the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist for Vincent X. Sonnier, 89, who passed away peacefully at 1:59 PM on Wednesday, November 8, 2006, at his residence in Lafayette.

Entombment will be in Fountain Memorial Gardens Cemetery Mausoleum. Reverend Monsignor Glen John Provost, Pastor of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, will be the Celebrant of the funeral Mass and will conduct the funeral services. Karen Melancon, soloist, accompanied by David Domingue, soloist and Tom Neil, organist, will perform for the services, "Offertory", "The Lord Is My Shepherd", and "Precious Lord, Take My Hand".

Vincent X. Sonnier was born in Crowley, Louisiana to C.C. and Aimee Haines Sonnier. He was preceded in death by his son, V. Farley Sonnier and his six brothers, Alden, Bruce, Vernon, Edward, Paul and Earl. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Duhon Sonnier and his daughter Anne Sonnier, his three grand children, Stephanie Sonnier Grand, Christy Sonnier Roemer and Aimee Paige Sonnier, five great-grand daughters and one great-grandson.

Vincent was a reservist during WWII at the New Orleans Navy Airfield where he instructed flight. After the war, he worked as a petroleum landman for over 50 years. He was the first member of the Lafayette Petroleum Club. Fascinated by the history of Louisiana, Vincent became well-versed on the Battle of New Orleans and lectured about this battle for various groups locally. He pursued his genealogy for several years and found the majority of his ancestors dating back to the 15th century. He was an avid member of the local genealogy club. He enjoyed deep-sea fishing in the Gulf of Mexico and hunting in the rice fields of Vermillion Parish. He rarely missed a day of hunting during the season and was asked to judge many duck and goose calling contests in the area.

Fluent in French and English, he pursued learning the Spanish language through self-study and his association with the Lafayette Spanish Club. He regularly volunteered at the Lafayette Visitor and Tourism Center in Lafayette and truly enjoyed meeting travelers with whom he could speak French or Spanish. Vincent was an ardent and active member of the Republican Party and never missed an opportunity to vote. He especially loved the comraderie he had with his friends of the "round table" for weekly lunch at the Petroleum Club.

He will be missed tremendously by his family and friends.

Pallbearers will be David Eason, Trent Grand, Franklin Roemer, Charles Schoeffler, Edward Weeks, III, and Charles Chatelain. A Rosary will be prayed on Friday, November 10, 2006 at 6:30 PM in Martin & Castille Funeral Home in Lafayette.

The family requests that visitation be observed on Friday from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM and on Saturday from 8:00 AM until time of services. View the obituary and guestbook online at www.mourning.com

Martin & Castille Funeral Home, Inc. of Lafayette has been chosen to help with the arrangements. 337-234-2311
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 Eddie Richard 

Richard, Eddie Joseph SCOTT-- Services for Eddie Joseph Richard, 82, will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery under direction of Martin & Castille Funeral Home. Visitation will be today from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. and from 8 a.m. Friday until the services. He died Tuesday at Lafayette General Medical Center. He was president of Zach-Rich Inc., an international media company whose operations include music publishing, recording and professional management for his son, songwriter Zachary Richard. Published in The Advocate on Feb. 3, 2005
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Yandle, William Edward LAFAYETTE-- Funeral services will be held at a 10 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, Nov. 6, 2004, in the Delhomme Chapel of the Flowers for William Edward Yandle, 71, who died at 3:45 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 4, 2004, at Lafayette General Medical Center.

Interment will take place at St Dominic Cemetery in Loranger, La.

The Rev. Martin C. Borcherding, pastor of Holy Cross Catholic Church, will be celebrant of the Mass and conduct the funeral services.

Mr. Yandle, the son of the late Sylvester Edward Yandle and the former Emily Butcher, was a native of Houston, Texas and a resident of Lafayette. He was employed by Stuller Settings Inc. He was a member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans No. 1421, upon eligibility record of Brig. Gen. Jean-Jacques Alexandra Alfred Mouton. He was also a member of the Stars and Bars and the Genealogy Society. Mr. Yandle was a graduate of St. Thomas High School in Houston, Texas and a graduate of SLI of Lafayette.

Survivors include his wife, Edwina B. Yandle, of Lafayette; one daughter, Stephanie Y. Con-cilio and husband, Thomas, of Atlanta, Ga.; and one granddaughter, Charlotte Ashley Con-cilib. He was preceded in death by his parents, Sylvester Edward Yandle and Emily Butcher Yandle; and one sister, Mrs. Mervin "Emily Rose" Hebert.

Visitation will be observed from 4 pjn. until 10 p.m. today and will continue from 8 a.m. Saturday until the time of services. A rosary will be prayed this evening at the funeral home. Delhomme Funeral Home, 1011 Bertrand Drive, Lafayette, (337) 235-9449, is in charge of all funeral arrangements.
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 Irene Schnaars 

Schnaars, Irene LAFAYETTE-- Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 30, 1998, in the Delhomme Bertrand Chapel of the Flowers for Mrs. David R. Schnaars, the former Irene Lamenzo, 76, who died at 12:45 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 27,1998, in her own home. The Rev. Roy S. Daigle will preside. Interment will take place in the Lafayette Memorial Park Cemetery Born in 1922, Irene was a native of Long Island, N.Y. She was the daughter of the late Ralph Lamenzo and the former Mabel Cooms. Irene and her late husband, Dave, moved to Lafayette in 1988, after she retired from teaching in Danville, Penn. She was a Registered Nurse, a certified teacher and member of the DAR. In Lafayette, Irene was a volunteer at the Social Security Administration, R.S.V.P. and the Acadian Regional Children's Special Health Services. Mrs. Schnaars is survived by three sons, David Schnaars of Harford, Penn., Donald Schnaars of Virginia Beach, Va., and Daniel Schnaars of Lafayette; her brother, Ralph Lamenzo of Newark, Del.; her sister, Ruth Reighard of Oceanport, N.J.; six grandchil-dren; and three great-grandchildren. The family requests that visiting hours be observed from 5 to 9 p.m. today and from 8 a.m. Wednesday until service time. Delhomme Funeral Home, 1011 Bertrand Drive, Lafayette, are the funeral directors in charge of the arrangements.
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 Jack W Baker 

Baker, Jack Wesley LAFAYETTE--Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 25, 1998, at Asbury United Methodist Church for Jack Wesley Baker. 68, who died at 12:15 p.m. Sunday, March 22, at the M.D. Anderson Hospital in Houston.

The Rev. Robert Burgess, pastor, Asbury United Methodist Church, will conduct, the services. Interment will be in Lafayette Memorial Park Cemetery

Mr. Baker was a native of Pineville. the son of the late Ben W. Baker and the former Clarice Creed. He was a graduate of Bolton High School in 1947. lettering two years in football and track. He attended Southwest Junior College in Summit, Miss., lettering in football in 1948 and 1949. He transferred to USL, where he lettered in football in 1950 and 1951. He received a bachelor's degree from USL in 1952 and a master's degree from LSU in 1959. He served in tho Navy from 1952 to 1956. playing service football three years. He served as assistant coach at Franklin High in 1956 and assistant coach at Baker High from 1957 to 1960. He guided Bakei' High as head coach in 1961 and 1962 and was assistant coach at Lee High in 1963. He transferred to Lafayette High in February 1964 as assistant football and head track coach. He was the first head football coach at Comeaux High School and served as principal at Comeaux High School and N.P. Moss Elementary. Following retirement from the school board, he worked for the City of Lafayette Recreation Department for 10 years. Jack is survived by his wife of 45 years, the former Jane Douglas of Lafayette; one daughter. Sharon Baker Poche of Roswell. Ga.; one son, Doug Baker of Houston; one granddaughter, Kelly Poche of Roswell, Ga.; one grandson. Brett Poche of Roswell, Ga.; and one brother, Ben Ray Baker of Ruston.

He was preceded in death by his father, Benjamin West Baker; his mother. Clarise Creed Baker; one brother, Chester Lee Baker; and a sister, Genevieve Flowers.

Pallbearers will be Terry Rogers. Fred Mouton. Robert Poche, Matt Angers, David Andrews and Bill Cobb. Honorary pallbearers will be Doug Baker. Ellis Savoy and Ed Hebert. The family has requested that visitation be observed from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. today and from 8 a.m. until time of services Wednesday The Delhomme Funeral Home, 1011 Bertrand Dr., Lafayette, are funeral directors in charge of the arrangements.
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