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Evelyn A. Duplantis
Loving mother, grandmother
LOUISA - Services for Mrs. C.A. Duplantis Jr., 87, the former Evelyn J. Alleman, will begin at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Helen Catholic Church with the Rev. David Robicheaux, Parochial Vicar of St. Andrew's Catholic Church, Algiers, officiating. Valerie Andrus, organist, will sing, "On Eagles' Wings," "Ave Maria," "Be Not Afraid" and "Our Father." Entombment will be in the church mausoleum. 
Visitation will be from 1-10 p.m. today with a 7 p.m. rosary at Martin and Castille Funeral Home in Lafayette and from 8 a.m. until the time of services Tuesday at the church. 
A native of Napoleonville, a former resident of Alice B. Plantation near Louisa, and a resident of Scott, Mrs. Duplantis died at 12:25 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 29, 1999, at her residence. 
Mrs. Duplantis graduated from Louisiana State Normal College/Northwestern State University, Natchitoches. She had been a grammar school teacher. She was former president of the Newman Club, a former member of the Current Sauce', Purple Heart and former student council member. She was also a member of the Alpha Phi Gamma Sorority and Sigma Sigma Sigma Sorority. 
Mrs. Duplantis was the daughter of the late Samuel Anatole Alleman and the former Marie Aurela Marks, both natives of Napoleonville. She moved to Scott five years ago to make her home with her daughter and granddaughter. Mrs. Duplantis was known for her beautiful flowering gardens in Napoleonville, at Alice B. Plantation and in Scott. Even after her stroke, she would ride around her flower gardens picking the best blooms to create the most beautiful arrangements to brighten her apartment. More than anything though, she loved all of her 12 children, 39 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Every morning and evening she would read her prayers and said her rosary praying for peace and looking up to God with love and forgiveness. There is no doubt she is safely home with Jesus, Mary and Joseph. 
Mrs. Duplantis shared often with us how the Lord's angels surrounded her bedside. She could not see the angels, but certainly felt their presence. The angels she could see were Dr. Mehta and Dorothy, Dr. Boudreaux and Brenda, Complete Home Health and Ginger and Lequilla, Rosella Richard, Hospice of Acadiana and her family. You all loved and respected her and she knew that you treated the whole patient, body, mind and spirit. Thank you for your kindness. Your good deeds will return to you through God's graces. Look up to heaven and see Mrs. Duplantis looking down on you and thanking you with her prayers.
She is survived by eight daughters, Mrs. Ruche "Juanita" Marino of Norco, Mary Edith Duplantis of Franklin, Sister Jeanne Edna Duplantis of Baton Rouge, Evelyn Duplantis Bourgeois of Shreveport, Mrs. Rinnie "Molly" Robicheaux of Luling, Marie D. Bacque of Scott, and Mrs. Owen "Julie" Risher and Mrs. Douglas "Rebecca" Begneaud, both of Lafayette; three sons, Anthony Duplantis of Lafayette, Isaac Duplantis of Tacoma, Wash., and Samuel Duplantis of Erath; 39 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and two sisters, Elise A. Campbell Hughey of Houma, and Jeanne Cecile Alleman of Gonzales. 
We believe that waiting to receive Mama in heaven are her husband, C.A. Duplantis Jr. who died in 1977; her first born child, C.A. Duplantis III; her parents, Sam and Mollie Alleman; her sister and brother, Mary Ann and Samuel A. Alleman; her grandchildren, Wynn Bryant and John Dudley Duplantis; many aunts and uncles, and her Duplantis-in-laws who preceded her in death. We were made to be happy with God forever in the next and are happy knowing you are happy Mama.
Memorial contributions in Mrs. Duplantis' name may be made to Hospice of Acadiana, 2600 Johnston St., Suite 200, Lafayette, La. 70503, or to the Sisters of St. Joseph of Medaille, 3080 Kleinert Ave., Baton Rouge, La. 70806. 
Martin and Castille Funeral Home Inc. of Lafayette is in charge of arrangements.

Lota B. Richard
Housewife
LOREAUVILLE - Services for Mrs. Sidney J. Richard, 86, the former Lota Borres, will begin at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church with the Rev. Charles Thevis officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery. 
Visitation will be from 8 a.m. until the time of services Wednesday with a 9:30 a.m. rosary at David Funeral Home. 
A native and resident of Loreauville, Mrs. Richard died at 11:10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 30, 1999, at Consolata Nursing Home.
Mrs. Richard was a housewife. 
She is survived by her nieces and nephews. 
Mrs. Richard was preceded in death by her husband, Sidney Joseph Richard; her parents, Charles and Lucie Bonin Borres; two brothers, Bertin J. and Emile F. Borres; and three sisters, Mae Borres, Noelie Borres Dressel and Yola Borres Eldridge.
Pallbearers will be family members and friends.
David Funeral Home of Loreauville is in charge of arrangements.

Leona D. Boutte
Devoted mother, grandmother
LYDIA - Services for Mrs. Phillip Touissant Boutte, 85, the former Leona Darbgney, will begin at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Nicholas Catholic Church with the Rev. John Choorackunnel officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery. 
Visitation will be from 7:30 a.m. until the time of services Wednesday at the church. 
A native of Jeanerette and a resident of Grand Marais, Mrs. Boutte died at 5:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 30, 1999, at a New Iberia nursing home. 
Mrs. Boutte was a devoted mother and grandmother. 
She is survived by one son, Bernard G. Boutte and his wife, Mary Ann Delasbour Boutte, of Grand Marais; five daughters, Mrs. Irving (Jean) Boutte, Catherine Boutte and Mrs. Raymond (Georgie) Nelson, all of Grand Marais, Betty B. Finley of Lafayette, and Mary Bell Wade of Omaha, Neb.; one daughter-in-law, Janice Labbe Boutte of Lafayette; one sister, Leontine D. Boutte of Jeanerette; 16 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. 
Mrs. Boutte was preceded in death by her husband, Phillip Touissant Boutte; two sons, Phillip Dominick and George Boutte; her parents, Jumonville and Ament Olivier Darbgney; four brothers, Walter, Ernest, Frank and Talton Darbgney; and one sister, Alida Olivier.
Pallbearers will be family members.
Evangeline Funeral Home of New Iberia is in charge of arrangements.

Forrest J. Landry Sr.
Retired business owner
Services for Forrest Joseph Landry Sr., 81, will begin at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Trinity Baptist Church with the Rev. Joseph Wilson, pastor of First Baptist Church in Lydia, officiating. Military graveside services will be conducted by VFW Post No. 1982 Honor Guard in Memorial Park Cemetery. 
Visitation will be from 2-9 p.m. today at Evangeline Funeral Home, which will reopen Wednesday from 8 a.m. until the time of services. 
A native of Iberia Parish and a resident of New Iberia, Mr. Landry died at 12:45 a.m. Monday, Aug. 30, 1999, at an Alexandria hospital. 
Mr. Landry was a retired business owner and served as Justice of the Peace for 36 years. He was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Army and also served in the Normandy, Northern France, Ardennes, Rhineland and the European campaigns. He was a member of the VFW Post No. 1982 and the American Legion and also a charter member of First Baptist Church in Lydia for 41 years. 
He is survived by his wife, Jencie Ivy Landry of New Iberia; one son, Forrest J. Landry Jr. and his wife, Debbie Landry, of Denton, Texas; one daughter, Dorothy L. Segura and her husband, Harry, of New Iberia; two brothers, Roland Landry of St. Bernard, and Fernand Landry Jr. of Moss Bluff; one sister, Lillian L. Owens of New Iberia; three grandchildren, Jonathon A. Ewing Jr. of New Iberia, Dannielle M. Strothers of Bossier City, and Amy Berend of Denton, Texas; and three great-grandchildren, Brennan A. Ewing of New Iberia, and Joshua M. and Seth D. Strothers, both of Bossier City. 
Mr. Landry was preceded in death by his parents, Fernand and Elveria Theriot Landry Sr.; three brothers, Delton, Doris and Elton Landry; two sisters, Delta Mae Chauvin and Dorothy Landry; one granddaughter, Jencie Alois Arcemont; and one great-granddaughter, Bailee Alois Camacho.
Pallbearers will be Forrest J. Landry Jr., Roland and Fernand Landry Jr., Harry Segura, Jonathan Ewing Jr. and Daniel Strothers. 
Evangeline Funeral Home of New Iberia is in charge of arrangements.

Albertine H. Leblanc
Loving wife, mother
Services for Mrs. Lloyd Joseph Leblanc Sr., 90, the former Albertine Hulin, will begin at 1 p.m. Thursday at David Funeral Home with the Rev. Bart Boyer officiating. Interment will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. 
Visitation will be from 10:30 a.m. until 10 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, which will reopen Thursday from 8 a.m. until the time of services. 
A native of St. Martin Parish and a resident of New Iberia, Mrs. Leblanc died at 1 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 29, 1999, at IHS of Heritage North Nursing Home. 
Mrs. Leblanc was a housewife and a loving wife and mother. 
She is survived by five sons, Wilson P. Landry of Breaux Bridge, Allen J. Leblanc of Albany, Ga., Eugene J. Leblanc of Moultrie, Ga., Leroy J. Leblanc of New Iberia, and Lloyd J. Leblanc Jr. of Tifton, Ga.; two daughters, Mercedes L. Naquin of Youngsville, and Antonia L. Leblanc Stiles of Devers, Texas; 22 grandchildren; and numerous great and great-great grandchildren. 
Mrs. Leblanc was preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd Joseph Leblanc Sr.; her father, Emile Hulin; her mother, Emma Dutile Leblanc; one son, Jimmy J. Leblanc; one brother, Albert Hulin; three sisters, Marie Hulin, Eva Landry and Antoinette Menard; and two infant daughters.
David Funeral Home of New Iberia is in charge of arrangements.

Elia L. Landry
ERATH - Services for Mrs. Otis Landry, 98, the former Elia "Toute" LeBlanc, were held at 10 a.m. today at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. Interment was in the church cemetery.
A native of Vermilion Parish and a resident of Erath, Mrs. Landry died at 7:25 p.m. Monday, Aug. 30, 1999, at Morris Lahasky Nursing Home. 
David Funeral Home of Erath was in charge of arrangements.

Lonnie J. Gaspard
Loving son
Services for Lonnie J. Gaspard, 36, will begin at 1 p.m. Thursday at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church with the Rev. Michael Guidry officiating. Entombment will be in Beau Pre Mausoleum in Jeanerette.
Visitation will be from 4-10 p.m. today with a 6:30 p.m. rosary at David and Jacquemoud Funeral Home, which will reopen Thursday from 8 a.m. until the time of services. 
A native of Lafayette and a resident of New Iberia, Mr. Gaspard died at 1 a.m. today, Sept. 1, 1999, at Iberia Medical Center. 
Mr. Gaspard was a member of the Catholic Deaf Center of Lafayette. He was a very good and kind person. 
He is survived by his parents, Paul D. and Delores Bourque Gaspard of New Iberia; two sisters, Jackie M. Bonin and Sharon L. Gaspard, both of New Iberia; his maternal grandmother, Edith Bourque of Erath; his maternal grandfather, Victor Bourque of Delcambre; his nephew, Daniel Tanberillo of New Orleans; his niece, Chantel Bonin of New Iberia; and his fiancee, Belinda Berguess of Marrero.
Mr. Gaspard was preceded in death by his sister, Sally A. Gaspard; and his paternal grandparents, Olympia and Otis Gaspard Sr.
Pallbearers will be family members and friends.
David and Jacquemoud Funeral Home of New Iberia is in charge of arrangements.

Debra Williams
Mother of five
Services for Debra Williams, 38, the former Debra Kaye St. Julien, will begin at 8 p.m. Thursday at Fletcher Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Emile Jolivet officiating. Interment will be in St. Matthew Cemetery at 10 a.m. Friday. 
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home, which will close at 10 p.m. and reopen Friday from 7 a.m. until dismissal at 10 a.m. 
A resident of New Iberia, Mrs. Williams died at 11:20 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 28, 1999, following an auto-pedestrian accident. 
She is survived by her husband, Gregory Williams Sr. of New Iberia; her mother, Mrs. Willie Mae Porter St. Julien of New Iberia; four sons, Gregory Williams Jr., and Isaac, Austin and John Williams, all of New Iberia; one daughter, Savondra Monique St. Julien of New Iberia; two brothers, Earl Wallace St. Julien Jr. and Usey Joseph St. Julien, both of New Iberia; three sisters, Carol Ann, Ella Marie and Diannah St. Julien, all of New Iberia; her maternal grandmother, Dorciane Porter of Olivier; and numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends. 
Mrs. Williams was preceded in death by her father, Earl Wallace St. Julien Sr.; her brother, Brian Keith St. Julien; her paternal grandparents, Edward and Rachel Carrier Beals; and her maternal grandfathers, Austin Porter and Lionel Wilturner. 
Pallbearers will be Troy Manuel, Grady and Earl St. Julien, John Thibodeaux, John Menard and Carl Butler.
Honorary pallbearers will be her brothers and uncle.
Fletcher Funeral Home of New Iberia is in charge of arrangements.

Nellie L. Chesteen
Mother of four
FRANKLIN - Services for Nellie Chesteen, 76, the former Nellie Landry, will begin at 1 p.m. Friday at Ibert's Mortuary with the Rev. David Chesteen officiating. Interment will be in Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Charenton.
Visitation will be from 6-10 p.m. today at the funeral home, which will reopen Friday at 8 a.m. 
A native of New Iberia and a resident of Franklin, Mrs. Chesteen died at 11 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 31, 1999, at Franklin Foundation Hospital.
She is survived by her husband, Loyd Chesteen of Franklin; three sons, Edward "Jimmy" Domingue of Franklin, Alfred "Freddy" Domingue of St. Gabriel, and Michael Domingue of Charenton; one daughter, Dolores D. Darden of Charenton; two brothers, Murphy Landry of Chicago, and Calvin Landry of Mississippi; one sister, Anna Belle Allen of Denham Springs; 14 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. 
Mrs. Chesteen was preceded in death by her first husband, Harry Joseph Domingue; her parents, Alfred and Selina Alleman Landry; one son, Patrick Domingue Sr.; one grandson, Charles Ray Darden; two brothers, Nelson and Minus Landry; and two sisters, Mildred Landry and Flavia Savoie.
Ibert's Mortuary Inc. of Franklin is in charge of arrangements.

Christopher Daly III
Father of two, coach 
LAFAYETTE - Services for Christopher L. Daly III, 43, will begin at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Pius X Catholic Church with the Rev. Russell Harrington, Monsignor Richard Mouton, pastor of St. Pius X Catholic Church, and Rev. Keith DeRouen, pastor of the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, officiating. Entombment will be in the Holy Family Mausoleum in New Iberia. 
Visitation will be until 9 p.m. today with a 7 p.m. rosary at Martin and Castille Funeral Home, which will reopen Friday from 8 a.m. until the time of services. 
A native of New Orleans and a resident of Lafayette for 25 years, Mr. Daly died Tuesday, Aug. 31, 1999, at Lafayette General Medical Center.
Mr. Daly was employed by Ocean Energy Inc. He was a member of the St. Pius X Catholic community, a youth baseball and basketball coach and a Boy Scout troop leader. 
He is survived by his wife, Claire Cortez Daly of Lafayette; two sons, Benjamin Louis and Jonathan Louis Daly, both of Lafayette; his mother, Carolyn Smith Daly of Metairie; one sister, Cheryl Puckett and her husband, David, of Lafayette; and one brother, Timothy Daly and his wife, Deirdre, of New Iberia.
Mr. Daly was preceded in death by his father, Christopher Louis Daly Jr.
Pallbearers will be Neal Whipp, Mark Artall, Tim Daly, David Puckett, Kenneth Blanchette and Tubby St. Blanc. 
Memorial contributions in Mr. Daly's name may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 52884, Lafayette, La. 70505, to the St. Thomas More Foundation, 450 E. Farrell Rd., Lafayette, La. 70508, or to the Cathedral Carmel Foundation, 848 St. John St., Lafayette, La. 70501.
Martin and Castille Funeral Home Inc. of Lafayette is in charge of arrangements.

Clifton Derouen Jr.
Loving husband, father
Services for Clifton "Jun" Derouen Jr., 65, will begin at 1 p.m. Friday at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church with the Rev. Mark Derise officiating. Interment will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. 
Visitation will be from 2:30-10 p.m. today with a 7 p.m. rosary at David and Jacquemoud Funeral Home, which will reopen Friday from 8 a.m. until the time of services. 
A native and resident of New Iberia, Mr. Derouen died at 12:35 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 1, 1999, at Dauterive Hospital. 
Mr. Derouen was a former roustabout in the oil industry and was a U.S. Army veteran. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. 
He is survived by his wife, Mary Hebert Derouen of New Iberia; three sons, Jack, Jason and Jessie Derouen Sr., all of New Iberia; one daughter, Jodi Derouen of New Iberia; and nine grandchildren.
Mr. Derouen was preceded in death by his parents, Clifton Derouen Sr. and Lorena Viator Derouen; and his sister, Ethel Guidry.
Pallbearers will be family members.
David and Jacquemoud Funeral Home of New Iberia is in charge of arrangements.

Renee J. Viator
Retired NIPD detective
Services for Renee James Viator, 85, were held at 10 a.m. today at St. Peter's Catholic Church with Monsignor Guy Lemoine officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery. 
A native and resident of New Iberia, Mr. Viator died at 6:50 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 1, 1999, at a Lafayette hospital.
Mr. Viator retired in 1969 from the New Iberia Police Department as a captain of detectives. 
He is survived by his wife, Dixie Mae Delcambre Viator of New Iberia; one son, Loyd Jamie Ingle Sr. of New Iberia; one sister, Mrs. Doris McLoud of Mississippi; three grandchildren, Loyd J. Ingle Jr., Brandon Lee Ingle and Lacy Joe Gaspard, all of New Iberia; two nephews, David Tygres of St. Francisville, and Clinton Tygres of Niceville, Fla.; and several other nieces and nephews. 
Mr. Viator was preceded in death by his parents, Renee and Dorsene Louviere Viator; four brothers, Lionel, Harold, Elton and Eugene Viator; and two sisters, Rena Ilage and Yvonne Tygres.
Pallbearers were City of New Iberia police officers. 
Honorary pallbearers were Herman "T-Man" LeBlanc and Norbert Broussard.
Evangeline Funeral Home of New Iberia was in charge of arrangements.

Vernon Colson Sr.
Loving father, grandfather
Services for Vernon John Colson Sr., 51, will begin at 1 p.m. Saturday at Evangeline Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Mike Guidry officiating. Interment will be in Beau Pre Cemetery. 
Visitation will be from 3-10 p.m. today with a 6:30 p.m. rosary at the funeral home, which will reopen Saturday from 8 a.m. until the time of services. 
A native of Iberia Parish and a resident of New Iberia, Mr. Colson died at 10:10 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 1, 1999, at a New Iberia hospital. 
Mr. Colson was a loving father, grandfather and brother. 
He is survived by one son, Vernon John Colson Jr. and his wife, Jamie, of New Iberia; one daughter, Natasha C. Romero and her fiance, Marshall Romero, of New Iberia; five brothers, Leroy, Paul, David and Jessie Colson, all of New Iberia, and James Colson of Jeanerette; four sisters, Theresa C. Gros, Marie C. Maturin and Verna Colson, all of New Iberia, and Shirley C. Russo of Broussard; and one grandchild, Dustin John Romero of New Iberia.
Mr. Colson was preceded in death by his parents, Vernon James and Edise Romero Colson; and one daughter, Charlene Colson.
Pallbearers will be Vernon John Colson Jr., David, Paul, Jessie and Joseph James Colson, and Marshall Romero. 
Evangeline Funeral Home of New Iberia is in charge of arrangements.

Kenneth Perry Sr.
Loving father
ST. MARTINVILLE - Services for Kenneth Paul Perry Sr., 61, will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Martin de Tours Catholic Church. Entombment will be in St. Michael Mausoleum. 
Visitation will be until 10 p.m. today with an 8 p.m. rosary at Pellerin Funeral Home, which will reopen Saturday at 7 a.m.
A resident of St. Martinville, Mr. Perry died Thursday, Sept. 2, 1999, at University Medical Center in Lafayette. 
He is survived by his ex-wife, Timmy Chataignier of St. Martinville; his parents, Paul and Pearly M. Perry of St. Martinville; four sons, Kenneth Perry Jr. of Lafayette, Stephen Perry of New Orleans, and Jason and Michael Perry, both of St. Martinville; and three grandsons, Paul, Benjamin and Stephen Perry. 
Mr. Perry was preceded in death by his daughter, Charlotte Perry. 
Pellerin Funeral Homes Inc. of St. Martinville is in charge of arrangements.
 
Carolyn W. Latula
Devoted mother, daughter
Services for Carolyn Latula, 50, the former Carolyn Ann Williams, will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Edward Catholic Church with the Rev. Thomas James officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery. 
Visitation will be from 4-10 p.m. today with a 7 p.m. rosary at Journet and Bolden Funeral Home Chapel, which will reopen Saturday at 7:30 a.m. 
A native and lifelong resident of New Iberia, Mrs. Latula died at 5:23 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 28, 1999, at Lafayette General Medical Center. 
Mrs. Latula was a devoted mother, daughter and sister. 
She is survived by her mother, Lena L. James; her father, Nathan Jerry Williams; three sons, Bryan Latula of Vallejo, Calif., and Jason and Jorick Latula, both of New Iberia; four brothers, Floyd J. Williams of New Iberia, Royal J. King of Rohnirt Park, Calif., and Rickey and Sterling James, both of Santa Rosa, Calif.; nine sisters, Maxine Moses, Geraldine Brown Segura, Ida James, Jessica Thomas, Gilda J. Gregoire, Jennifer J. Oliver, Jessie Mae Williams and Evelyn J. Louis, all of New Iberia, and Eva J. Volter of Baytown, Texas; and five grandchildren.
Mrs. Latula was preceded in death by one sister, Margaret James; and one niece, Terri V. Volter. 
Pallbearers will be family members and friends. 
Journet and Bolden Funeral Home of New Iberia is in charge of arrangements.

Rose Muffoletto Gautreaux
Native of Jeanerette
LAFAYETTE - Funeral services will be held today at a 10 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial in La Chappelle de Martin and Castille for Rose Muffoletto Gautreaux, 83, who died Thursday, Sept. 2, 1999, at our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center.
Interment will be in St. Mary Magdalen Cemetery in Abbeville.
The Rev. Thomas P. Voorhies, pastor of Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church in Delcambre, will be the celebrant of the funeral Mass and will conduct the services. Jodi Bollich, organist, will sing for the services, On Eagles' Wings, Be Not Afraid, Ave Maria and Just a Closer Walk with Thee.
Survivors include one daughter, Janet G. Born and her husband, Joseph F. Born Jr., of Broken Arrow, Okla., two grandchildren, Ryan K. Broussard of Lafayette and Megan Rose Born of Oklahoma, one sister, Christine Armentor of New Iberia, two brothers, Joseph Muffoletto of Jeanerette and Vincent Muffoletto of New Iberia, and her companion, Joyce Muffoletto.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles F. Gautreaux, her parents, one son-in-law, Ronald K. Broussard, four sisters, Sarah Liberto, Carrie Muffoletto, Dora M. Macaione and Christine Muffolette, and two brothers, Thomas G. Muffoletto Sr. and Sam S. Muffoletto.
A native of Jeanerette and a resident of Lafayette for 44 years, Mrs. Gautreaux was the daughter of the late Paul Muffoletto and the former Josephine Piarro, both natives of Cefalo, Sicily. 
She was a member of the Cathedral of St. John community, the St. Anne Society and the White Subdivision Rosary Group.
A rosary was recited at 6 p.m. Friday in the funeral home. Visiting hours were 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and from 8 a.m. until time of services today.
Memorial contributions in Mrs. Gautreaux's name may be made to the American Heart Association, 2500 Johnston, Lafayette, La., 70503, or the American Diabetes Association, 9240 Lindale St., Suite B, Baton Rouge, La., 70815.
Pallbearers are Walter Paul Muffoletto, Ryan K. Broussard, Joseph F. Born Jr., Joseph E. Muffoletto Jr., Michael J. Armentor and Thomas G. Muffoletto Jr. Honorary pallbearers are Ben Voorhies Jr., Domonick Liberto, Bill Ruffin and Ivan J. Armentor.
Arrangement have been entrusted to Martin and Castille Funeral Home Inc. of Lafayette.

Roy David Gibson Sr.
Franklin native
HOUSTON - Funeral services for Roy David Gibson Sr., 69, will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 10, at the Eternal Rest Funeral Home at 4610 South Wayside in Houston, Texas.
Interment will be in the Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Houston. Wake services will be held Thursday, Sept. 9, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
A native of Franklin and a resident of Houston, he died Friday, Sept. 3, 1999, after a short illness at the VA Hospital in Houston.
He served 20 years in the Air Force and later worked for General Electric, the U.S. Post Office and the city of Houston, from which he retired.
Gibson was preceded in death by his parents, Roy and Annie Maze Gibson.
Survivors include his wife, Gloria Beasley Gibson of Franklin, and five sons, Ronald, Roy David Jr., Ray, Kenneth and Terry, all of Houston.
He is also survived by two sisters, Rdell Gibson Hamilton of Franklin and Mercie B. Hardy of Houston, eight grandchildren, 11 nieces and nephews, including Gail Hamilton Davis and Carlotta Washington of New Iberia, two grandsons, Dean Hamilton and Tracie Hamilton of Franklin, 14 great nieces and nephews, one great-great nephew, and one goddaughter, Diana Monette of Franklin.

Preston Joseph Sonnier
Veteran of WWII
Services for Preston Joseph Sonnier, 78, will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Jeanerette, with the Rev. Ed Degeyter officiating.
Interment will be in St. John Cemetery.
Visitation will be at David Funeral Home of Jeanerette from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Monday with a rosary service at 6 p.m. Visitation will continue at 8 a.m. Tuesday until time of the services.
At native of Abbeville and a resident of Jeanerette, Sonnier died at 3:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 4, 1999, at Iberia Medical Center.
He was an appliance service technician, working for Kern's Jeanerette Electric for more than 30 years. He was a 3rd degree Knight in Knights of Columbus Council 1425 of Jeanerette. He was an usher for St. John the Evangelist Church and was a member of Disabled American Veterans. He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the Army. Military graveside rites will be conducted by VFW Post 1982.
Sonnier is survived by his wife, Joyce Margaret Crochet Sonnier of Jeanerette, one daughter, Donnie Ann Reaux of Jeanerette, two sons, Kenneth J. Sonnier of Jeanerette and W. Paul Sonnier of Sunset, one sister, Paula LeBlanc of Jeanerette, five brothers, John Coston Sonnier of Jeanerette, Lois James Sonnier of Jeanerette, Neuville Joseph Sonnier of Jeanerette, Paul Clifton Sonnier of Franklin and Issac Sonnier Sr. of Jeanerette, five grandchildren, Jason Paul Reaux of Jeanerette, Margaret Claire Reaux of Jeanerette, Lloyd J. Reaux Jr. of Jeanerette, Byron Paul Sonnier of Breaux Bridge and Marikatherine Sonnier of Lafayette, and one great grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his father, Paul Sonnier, and his mother, Katherine Marie Smith Sonnier.
Pallbearers are Clarence Delaune, Jason Reaux, Lloyd Reaux Jr., Byron P. Sonnier, Earl Sonnier, Kenneth J. Sonnier, Paul Sonnier, Issac Sonnier Jr. and Issac Sonnier Sr. Honorary pallbearer is Skyler P. Sonnier.
David Funeral Home of Jeanerette is in charge of arrangements.

Icle E. Patton
Loving mother, grandmother
Services for Mrs. Joseph Alfred Patton Sr., 92, the former Icle Epley, will begin at 10 a.m. Wednesday at David Funeral Home with the Rev. E.A. Starks officiating. Interment will be in Rosehill Cemetery. 
Visitation will be until 9 p.m. today at the funeral home, which will reopen Wednesday from 8 a.m. until the time of services. 
A native of Woodward, Okla., and a resident of New Iberia since 1940, Mrs. Patton died at 6:15 a.m. Monday, Sept. 6, 1999, at Iberia Medical Center.
Mrs. Patton was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She was a Pink Lady at Iberia Medical Center for 26 years, a retired businesswoman and former owner and operator of Patton's Grocery and the Little Susan Shop in New Iberia. She was a charter member and active worker in the Bethel Assembly of God Church. At the time of her death, she was a resident of Azalea Estates where she had many dear friends. 
She is survived by three sons, Joseph A. Patton Jr. of Port Allen, and Kenneth E. and Earl E. Patton, both of New Iberia; one daughter, Patsy P. Duck of New Iberia; one sister, Inice Epley Thomas of Shidler, Okla.; 11 grandchildren, Mark Duck, Linda Duck Simmons, Eddie, Chris and Kenny Patton, and Catherine Patton Bryant, all of New Iberia, Bobby, Tommy and David Patton, all of Baton Rouge, Patrick Patton of Vicksburg, Miss., and Bridget Patton of Port Allen; 23 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. 
Mrs. Patton was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Alfred Patton Sr.; her parents, John Henry and Nora Bell Tedrick Epley; one sister, Irene Epley Dickerson; and one brother, Aubrey Roy Epley.
Pallbearers will be Mark Duck, and Bobby, Chris, Eddie, Kenny and Tommy Patton. 
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Gideons International Memorial Bible Fund.
David Funeral Home of New Iberia is in charge of arrangements.

Patsy M. Bustamante
Loving mother, CNA
Services for Patsy Bustamante, 48, the former Patsy Menard, will begin at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church with the Rev. Mike Guidry officiating. Interment will be in St. Michael Cemetery in St. Martinville at a later date. 
Visitation will be from 7-10 p.m. today with a 7:30 p.m. rosary at Evangeline Funeral Home. 
A native of St. Martinville, a past resident of New Iberia and a resident of San Antonio, Texas, Mrs. Bustamante died Sunday, Sept. 5, 1999, in McAllen, Texas. 
Mrs. Bustamante was a loving mother, a certified nursing assistant and part owner of Prestige Home Health Care in San Antonio, Texas. 
She is survived by her husband, Gilberto Bustamante of San Antonio, Texas; her parents, Lloyd Menard Sr. and Lelia Hebert Menard of New Iberia; three sons, Bobby Bustamante of Austin, Texas, and Andy Paul and Jeremiah Bustamante, both of San Antonio, Texas; three daughters, Diane B. Esquivel, Tammy Lynn B. Spence and Angel Marie Bustamante, all of San Antonio, Texas; two brothers, Sidney Menard of New Iberia, and Lloyd Menard Jr. of Branch; two sisters, Hazel M. Foreman and Joyce M. Patty, both of New Iberia; and seven grandchildren. 
Mrs. Bustamante was preceded in death by her infant sister, Barbara Menard. 
Evangeline Funeral Home of New Iberia is in charge of arrangements.


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