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Cecile G. Delcambre
Loving mother, grandmother
ST. MARTINVILLE - Services for Cecile Gaspard Delcambre, 94, the former Cecile Babineaux, will begin at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Martin de Tours Catholic Church with the Rev. Austin Leger officiating. Entombment will be in St. Michael's Mausoleum. 
Visitation will be from 2-10 p.m. today with a 7 p.m. rosary at Evangeline Funeral Home, which will reopen Wednesday from 7 a.m. until the time of services.
A native of New Iberia and a resident of St. Martinville, Mrs. Delcambre died at 8:10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 13, 1999, at a Lafayette hospital.
Mrs. Delcambre was a member of St. Martin de Tours Catholic Church and the Catholic Daughters of America. She and her husband, Sully Delcambre, owned and helped establish Western Auto in St. Martinville. 
She is survived by three sons, Raymond Gaspard and Luther L. Delcambre, both of St. Martinville, and Irvin J. Delcambre of Lafayette; one brother, Lloyd Babineaux of New Iberia; one sister, Mae Hardy of Lafayette; 10 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and 16 great-great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Delcambre was preceded in death by her parents, Adonis Pierre and Natalie Romero Babineaux; her first husband, David Gaspard; her second husband, Sully Delcambre; one son, Harold Gaspard; three brothers, Wilford, Sim and A.D. Babineaux; and three sisters, Alice Reaux, Lelia Theriot and Nedie LeBlanc.
Evangeline Funeral Home of St. Martinville is in charge of arrangements.

Earnest Swanson Jr.
Retired oil field worker
Services for Earnest Swanson Jr., 74, will begin at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Episcopal Church of the Epiphany with the Rev. Edmund Dohoney officiating. Entombment will be in the Holy Family Mausoleum.
Visitation will be until the time of services Wednesday at David Funeral Home, which will remain open all night. 
A native of Glenmora and a resident of New Iberia, Mr. Swanson died at 6:47 a.m. Monday, Sept. 13, 1999, at Iberia Medical Center. 
Mr. Swanson was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and worked in the oil industry as a tool pusher. 
He is survived by his wife, Rita Sullivan Swanson of New Iberia; one brother, Earl Swanson of Glenmora; and one sister, Gloria Boone of Glenmora. 
Mr. Swanson was preceded in death by his parents, Blanche Chitty and Earnest Swanson Sr.; and his sister, Marie Farris.
Pallbearers will be family members and friends. 
David Funeral Home of New Iberia is in charge of arrangements.

Irma E. Prince
Loving sister
JEANERETTE - Services for Mrs. Leroy Prince, 62, the former Irma Ewing, will begin at 10 a.m. Wednesday at David Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Andrew Hebert officiating. Interment will be in Beau Pre Memorial Park Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 2 p.m. today until the time of services Wednesday at the funeral home, which will remain open all night. 
A native of Cypremort Point and a resident of Lydia, Mrs. Prince died at 3 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 12, 1999, at her residence. 
Mrs. Prince was a housewife and a loving sister. 
She is survived by three brothers, Ageus Ewing of Cypremort Point, Eddie Ewing of Sulphur, and Oris Ewing of New Jersey; two sisters, Margaret E. Buteau of Lake Charles, and Elise Rhor of Ludlow Falls, Ohio.
Mrs. Prince was preceded in death by her husband, Leroy Prince; her parents, Margaret Pinel and George Ewing Sr.; two brothers, William and George Ewing Jr.; and one sister, Emily Race.
Pallbearers will be David Andrus Jr., Jason Andrus Jr., Chris and Eric Ewing, Ageus Ewing Sr. and Johnson Ewing Sr. 
David Funeral Home of Jeanerette is in charge of arrangements.

Eva L. Delahoussaye
Loving and devoted mother
Services for Eva Delahoussaye, 87, the former Eva Louviere, will begin at 8 p.m. today at Star Pilgrim Baptist Church with the Rev. C.V. Jackson officiating. Interment will be in St. Matthew Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 4 p.m. until the time of services today at the church, which will reopen Wednesday from 8-10 a.m. 
A native and lifelong resident of New Iberia, Mrs. Delahoussaye died at 2 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 8, 1999, at Iberia Medical Center following a lengthy illness.
Mrs. Delahoussaye was an accomplished seamstress for many years and was a loving and devoted mother.
She is survived by two daughters, Cynthia Delahoussaye of New Iberia, and Babara Pierson of Los Angeles; one sister, Easter Mae Kately of New Iberia; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. 
Mrs. Delahoussaye was preceded in death by her parents, Willie Louviere and Mary Wade; her husband, Ernest Delahoussaye; four brothers, Otis Anderson, and Rufus, Profit and Robert Kately; and one sister, Easter Anderson.
Pallbearers will be Ernest Crofton, Glenn Fondal, Russell and Walter Broussard, and Ronald and Donald Delahoussaye. 
Journet and Bolden Funeral Home of New Iberia is in charge of arrangements.

Charles R. Butler
BROUSSARD - Services for Charles Ray Butler, 86, will begin at 2 p.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church. Interment will be in Lafayette Memorial Park Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 2-10 p.m. today and from 8-10 a.m. Thursday at David Funeral Home in Broussard, and from 10:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the church. 
A native of Brookhaven, Miss., and a resident of Lafayette, Mr. Butler died at 10:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 6, 1999, at Lafayette General Medical Center. 
David Funeral Home of Broussard is in charge of arrangements.

Alvin J. Dauphine
Devoted husband
RYNELLA - Services for Alvin John Dauphine, 79, will begin at 2 p.m. Friday at St. Marcellus Catholic Church with the Rev. Conley Bertrand officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery with military honors to be performed by VFW Post 1982. 
Visitation will be from 4-10 p.m. Thursday with a 7 p.m. rosary at Fletcher Funeral Home Chapel in New Iberia, which will reopen Friday from 7 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. 
A resident of Avery Island, Mr. Dauphine died at 4:26 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 12, 1999, at his residence following a lengthy illness.
Mr. Dauphine was a member of St. Marcellus Catholic Church and was a World War II veteran. 
He is survived by his wife, Rose Belle Dauphine of Avery Island; one son, Allen Dauphine of New York; two daughters, Debra and Charlene Dauphine, both of New York; two sisters, Frances Davis of Port Arthur, Texas, and Josephine Jackson of Dallas; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. 
Mr. Dauphine was preceded in death by his parents, John and Olita Domar Dauphine; two brothers, Wesley Dauphine and Skipper Domar; and one sister, Beatrice Domar.
Pallbearers will be Alvin Harrison, John Nelson, Charles and Loveless Robinson, Wilson Schello III and Beechman Vallian.
Honorary pallbearers will be Francis and Glenn Dale Robinson, Wilton Campbell and Ross Waters. 
Fletcher Funeral Home of New Iberia is in charge of arrangements.
(Correction: Mr. Dauphine also was survived by three sons, Kenneth J., Lance C. and Jules A. Dauphine, all of Jeanerette; and two daughters, Patricia L. and Monique N. Dauphine, both of Jeanerette. He also was preceded in death by his granddaughter, Lavender L. Vallian; and his grandson, Malik L. Narcisse.)

Monique L. Powers
Loving mother, daughter
Services for Monique L. Powers, 23, will begin at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Edward's Catholic Church with the Rev. Thomas James, SVD, 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, which will reopen Thursday at 7:30 a.m. 
A native and lifelong resident of New Iberia, Ms. Powers died at 9:49 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 11, 1999, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. 
Ms. Powers was a 1993 graduate of New Iberia Senior High and was attending the University of Southwestern Louisiana, where she pursued a degree in speech pathology. She was an employee of Cypress Bayou Casino. 
She is survived by her parents, Christopher and Minette Powers and Melvin Tyrone Carrier; two daughters, Kaitlyn and Kollyn Journet, both of New Iberia; one brother, Christopher Powers of New Iberia; two sisters, Akela Powers and Cynthia Cash, both of New Iberia; five stepsisters, Tiersa Miller of Houston, Takiyah, Takiesha, Taquilla and Ta'Jania Carrier, all of Oakland, Calif.; her maternal grandparents, Jean and Doris Gardner; her paternal grandparents, Clara Degay Carrier and Katie and Collins Powers; her maternal great-grandmother, Lucille Moore; and her niece, Kaelin Cash. 
Ms. Powers was preceded in death by her grandfather, Melvin "Mello" Carrier; her great-grandfather, John Moore Jr.; her aunt, Cynthia H. Cash; and her uncle, Clarence "Boo" Carrier. 
Pallbearers will be Chancellor Journet, Ronald Spencer, Kevin Youman, Reginald Davis, Taverence Jones, Jermaine Gregoire and Jabar Johnson.
Honorary pallbearers will be Christopher Powers, Dwight, Greg, Bryan and Terrence Gardner, Marcus Carrier, Warner Ray Bethel, Shannon Barlow, Troy Cooper, Wilbert Delahoussaye, Terry Guillory and Kevin Moore. 
Journet and Bolden Funeral Home of New Iberia is in charge of arrangements.

Wilton Walker
Father of twelve
Services for Wilton Walker, 50, will begin at 7 p.m. Friday at Mount Olive Baptist Church with the Rev. Roland Jones officiating. Interment will be in St. Matthew Cemetery after a 10 a.m. dismissal from the church Saturday. 
Visitation will be from 4 p.m. until the time of services Friday at the church, which will reopen Saturday at 8 a.m. 
A native and lifelong resident of New Iberia, Mr. Walker died at 9:05 a.m. Friday, Sept. 10, 1999, at Dauterive Hospital following a brief illness.
He is survived by his father, Carlton Brannon Sr. of Los Angeles; his mother, Mable Walker Jones of Petit Anse; five sons, Christopher, Bryant, Jeremy, Wilton and Jermaine Vital, all of New Iberia; seven daughters, Barbara, Norma, Delanda, Tiffany, Danielle and Fallen Vital and Allison Thibodeaux, all of New Iberia; two brothers, Rev. Roland Jones of Petit Anse, and Michael Walker of Rynella; four stepbrothers, Tony, Keith, Mark and Carlton Brannon Jr., all of Los Angeles; one sister, Stacey Maneaux of Petit Anse; one stepsister, Gean Lewis of Los Angeles; and 11 grandchildren.
Mr. Walker was preceded in death by his stepfather, Leroy Jones Sr.; three brothers, Eddie and Leroy Jones Jr., and Harold Walker Sr.; one sister, Joyce Latulas; and one stepbrother, Martin Brannon.
Pallbearers will be family members and friends. 
Journet and Bolden Funeral Home of New Iberia is in charge of arrangements.

Guster F. Veazey
ABBEVILLE - Services for Guster F. Veazey, 76, will begin at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church. Interment will be in Our Lady of Lourdes Cemetery in Erath. 
Visitation will be from 2-10 p.m. today with a 7 p.m. rosary at David Funeral Home, which will reopen Friday from 8-9:45 a.m. 
A native of Pecan Island and a resident of Abbeville, Mr. Veazey died at 6:15 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 15, 1999, at Abbeville General Hospital. 
David Funeral Home of Abbeville is in charge of arrangements.

Donald Martin
Loving husband, father
Services for Donald "Pee Wee" Martin, 80, will begin at 1 p.m. Friday at David Funeral Home with the Rev. Michael Guidry officiating. Interment will be in Broussard Cemetery with VFW Post 1982 performing graveside honors. 
Visitation will be from 2:30-10 p.m. today with a 7 p.m. rosary at the funeral home, which will reopen Friday from 8 a.m. until the time of services. 
A native of Jeanerette and a resident of New Iberia, Mr. Martin died at 4:07 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 15, 1999, at Dauterive Hospital.
Mr. Martin was a veteran of the U.S. Army and served during World War II. He was on the board of directors for the Louisiana Sugar Cane Festival and Fair Association for the past 30 years and was Mr. New Iberia 1988. He was a former member of the Lion's Club and a member of VFW Post 1982. Mr. Martin retired with Dresser Atlas after 30 years, where he worked as a perforation gun operator. He also was a licensed funeral director/embalmer who worked for Mouret Funeral Home of Jeanerette and David Funeral Home of New Iberia. 
He is survived by his wife, Rena Savoy Martin of New Iberia; three daughters, Blynn Martin Broussard, Tara Martin Mestayer and Cynthia Martin Suit, all of New Iberia; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. 
Mr. Martin was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Izama Bourque Martin; his son, Donald "Donnie" Martin Jr.; two brothers, Roy Martin and Charlie Mouret Sr.; three sisters, Marqurite Freman, Mabel Segura and Josie Vines; one grandchild; and one great-grandchild. 
Pallbearers will be Waylon, Wayne and William Broussard, Everett Chapman, John Richard and Joshua Suit.
David Funeral Home of New Iberia is in charge of arrangements.

Donalyn Harris
Graveside services for Donalyn Harris, infant, will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at Holy Family Cemetery. 
A native and resident of New Iberia, Donalyn died at 12:45 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 16, 1999, at Dauterive Hospital.
David Funeral Home of New Iberia is in charge of arrangements.

Vernice Aubrey
BREAUX BRIDGE - Services for Vernice "Peg" Aubrey, 89, will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church. Interment will be in the church cemetery. 
Visitation will be from 7-8 a.m. Saturday with an 8 a.m. rosary at Winnfield Eternal Garden in St. Martinville. 
Ms. Aubrey died at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 11, 1999, at Community Rehabilitation Center in Lafayette.
Winnfield Eternal Garden of St. Martinville is in charge of arrangements.

Aliba J. LeBlanc
DELCAMBRE - Services for Aliba "A.J." Joseph LeBlanc, 82, will begin at 2 p.m. Saturday at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church. Interment will be in the church cemetery. 
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. Saturday until the time of services at Evangeline Funeral Home.
A resident of Port Neches, Texas, Mr. LeBlanc died at 9:20 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 16, 1999, at a Port Neches hospital. 
Evangeline Funeral Homes Inc. of Delcambre is in charge of arrangements.

Jesse Williamson Sr.
BROUSSARD - Memorial services for Jesse Frank Williamson Sr., 48, will be held at a later date. 
A native of Toledo, Ohio, and a resident of Broussard, Mr. Williamson died at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 15, 1999, at University Medical Center in Lafayette. 
David Funeral Home of Broussard is in charge of arrangements.

Winifred C. Knauth
Business owner
Services for Winifred "Wimpy" Clayborn Knauth, 79, will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Peter's Catholic Church with the Rev. Charles Thevis officiating. Entombment will be in the Holy Family Mausoleum with military graveside services to be conducted by the VFW Post 1982 Honor Guard.
Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. today with a 7 p.m. rosary at Evangeline Funeral Home, which will reopen Saturday from 8 a.m. until the time of services. 
A native of Florence, Texas, and a resident of New Iberia, Mr. Knauth died at 7:40 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 15, 1999, at a Lafayette hospital. 
Mr. Knauth was a World War II Army veteran and was a member of the National Rifle Association. He was employed by Halliburton and was part owner of Superior Electric Wireline.
He is survived by his wife, Virginia Drago Knauth of New Iberia; two stepsons, Jack Lamperez of Philadelphia, and James Lea of New Iberia; one stepdaughter, Virginia Gore of New Iberia; five brothers, Edmund Knauth of Georgetown, Texas, Leroy and Kenneth Knauth, both of Florence, Texas, Calvin Knauth of Corsacana, Texas, and Bob Knauth of Austin, Texas; two sisters, Hazel Brookings of Florence, Texas, and Ida Merideth of Brownwood, Texas.
Mr. Knauth was preceded in death by his parents, Fredrick Theodore and Hazel Marie Glass Knauth; one brother, Fred Knauth; and one sister, Ruth Knauth. 
Evangeline Funeral Home of New Iberia is in charge of arrangements.

Ronnie J. Comeaux
Loving husband, father
Services for Ronnie Joseph Comeaux, 52, will begin at noon Saturday at St. Peter's Catholic Church with Monsignor Guy Lemoine officiating. Interment will be in the Holy Family Cemetery. 
Visitation will be from 4-10 p.m. today with a 7 p.m. rosary at Evangeline Funeral Home, which will reopen Saturday from 8 a.m. until the time of services. 
A native and a past resident of New Iberia, and a resident of Youngsville, Mr. Comeaux died at 1:13 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 16, 1999, at a Lafayette hospital. 
Mr. Comeaux was a Vietnam Era veteran of the Navy. He was a member of the Carencro High School Football Boosters and an Iberia Parish School Board special education bus driver for 10 years. He also was a sales representative for LeBlanc & Broussard (now Arceneaux Ford) for 10 years and for Hub City Ford for 10 years.
He is survived by his wife, Linda Romero Comeaux of Youngsville; two sons, Kenny J. and Chad M. Comeaux, both of New Iberia; one stepson, Shannon Bourque of Youngsville; one daughter, Brittany Comeaux of Youngsville; one stepdaughter, Leslie Segura of New Iberia; and three grandchildren, Kelsey Comeaux, and Brandon and Tyler Segura, all of New Iberia. 
Mr. Comeaux was preceded in death by his parents, Sabre and Stella Borel Comeaux. 
Pallbearers will be Leonard Romero Jr., Allen J., Lance A., Tracy J., Chris P. and Eric J. Romero. 
Evangeline Funeral Home of New Iberia is in charge of arrangements.

Wilson Thompson Sr.
Father of nine
ST. MARTINVILLE - Services for Wilson Joseph Thompson Sr., 76, will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday at Notre Dame Catholic Church with the Rev. Thomas Malalay officiating. Interment will be in St. Michael Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 4-10 p.m. today with a 6 p.m. rosary at Golden Meadow Funeral Home Chapel , which will reopen Saturday from 7 a.m. until the time of services.
A native and lifelong resident of St. Martinville, Mr. Thompson died a 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 12, 1999, at Iberia Medical Center following a brief illness.
Mr. Thompson is survived by five sons, Huey Thompson of St. Martinville, Lawrence Thompson Sr. of Lafayette, Wilfred Thompson of Broussard, and Wilson Thompson and Terry Jones, both of New Iberia; four daughters, Beverly Washington of Lafayette, Shirley Francios and Gloria Menard, both of St. Martinville, and Lisa Mouton of New Iberia; one brother, Hypolite Chretien of Beaumont, Texas; one sister, Lorenza Batiste of New Iberia; 17 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Rufus and Evelyn Joe Thompson; his step-father, Hypolite Chretien; his wife, Elsie JeanBaptiste Thompson; one brother, Melvin Chretien; and one grandson, Jonas Francois.
Pallbearers will be family members and friends.
Golden Meadow Funeral Home of St. Martinville is in charge of arrangements.

Rose Brown
Nurse
BALDWIN - Services for Rose Trilby Lockett Brown, 78, will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with the Rev. Bill Melancon officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery.
Visitation will be from 8 a.m. until the time of services at the church.
A native of Four Corners and a resident of Baldwin for many years, Mrs. Brown died at 11:15 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 14, 1999, at Ochsner Medical Foundation Hospital in Jefferson.
Mrs. Brown was a nurse.
She is survived by her husband, Paul Stafford Brown Sr. of Baldwin; five sons, Paul Stafford Brown Jr. of Jeanerette, John A. Brown, James Carlton Brown and Berlon L. Brown, all of Baldwin, and Joseph L. Brown of Yonkers, N.Y.; one daughter, Rose Marie Brown LaSalle of Patterson; two sisters, Annie Mae Johnson of Four Corners and Alister Williams of Beaumont, Texas; 23 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Brown was preceded in death by her parents, two sons, three brothers and two grandchildren.
Otis Mortuary of Franklin is in charge of arrangements.

Camille Hebert
Father of four
CENTERVILLE - Services for Camille Hebert, 89, will begin at 3 p.m. Sunday at St. Joseph Catholic Church with Father Landry officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery.
Visitation will be from noon until 3 p.m. Sunday at Ibert's Mortuary of Franklin.
A native of Jeanerette and resident of New Iberia, Mr. Hebert died Friday, Sept. 17, 1999, at Dauterive Hospital.
Mr. Hebert is survived by one son, C.J. Hebert of Centerville; three daughters, Regina Darby and Harriet Hebert, both of New Iberia, and Betty Comeaux of Jeanerette; 17 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren and 13 great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry Gabriel and Rosalie Granger Hebert; his wife, Irene Luke Hebert; seven brothers, Charles, George, Benjamin, Guy, Antoine, Roy and Lawrence Hebert; two half-brothers, Henry and Andre Hebert; seven sisters, Mrs. Gaston "Aglia Mim" Broussard, Mrs. Willard "Helen" Gabriel "Gabby" Bourgeois, Mrs. Adonis "Jeanne" Broussard, Mrs. Patrick "Odette" Markham, Mrs. Cyril "Odile" Hebert, Mrs. Lester "Elise Pitre" Aucoin, and Mrs. Octave "Elodie" Derouen; one half-sister, Mrs. Charles "Dora" Hebert; three grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Melvin Hebert, Patrick Landry, Richard Darby, Ty Hebert, Andrew Hebert and Brent Hebert.
Ibert's Mortuary of Franklin is in charge of arrangements.


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