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Barbara D. Faulk
Loving wife, mother 
Services for Mrs. Gene T. Faulk, 70, the former Barbara DeBlanc, will begin at 10 a.m. Tuesday at David Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Steven Leblanc officiating. Entombment will be in the Holy Family Mausoleum. 
Visitation will be from 2-9 p.m. today with a 7 p.m. rosary at the funeral home, which will reopen Tuesday from 8 a.m. until the time of services. 
A native of Iberia Parish and a resident of New Iberia, Mrs. Faulk died at 2:20 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 26, 1999, at Dauterive Hospital. 
Mrs. Faulk was a housewife and a loving wife and mother. 
She is survived by her husband, Gene T. Faulk of New Iberia; her son, Gene T. Faulk Jr. of Austin, Texas; her mother, Lorance Andre DeBlanc of New Iberia; her brother, Fredric DeBlanc of New Iberia; her daughter-in-law, Laura L. Faulk of Austin, Texas; her grandson, Robert Faulk of Austin, Texas; and her granddaughter, Sarah Faulk of Austin, Texas.
Mrs. Faulk was preceded in death by her father, Fred DeBlanc.
Pallbearers will be Kenneth Adcock, Mark Borel, Keith DeBlanc, Gerald Faulk, Tommy Reaves and Roy Williams.
Honorary pallbearers will be Inez Francois, Robert Harrington, Robert Krepper, Dr. Roy G. Lasalle and Merle Ruff. 
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the American Heart Association. 
David Funeral Home of New Iberia is in charge of arrangements.

Wallace Benoit
Loving brother, friend 
FREETOWN - Services for Wallace "Solo" Benoit, 66, will begin at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Mount Olive Baptist Church with the Rev. Henry L. Maze officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery. 
Visitation will be from 4-10 p.m. Tuesday at Journet and Bolden Funeral Home in New Iberia. 
A native and past resident of Coteau, and a resident of Youngsville for the past three years, Mr. Benoit died at 9:45 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 23, 1999, at Abbeville General Hospital following a lengthy illness. 
He is survived by a close friend, Timothy Hunter; 10 sisters, Edna (Eunice) Jones, Mary Louise Andrus, Genieve Lyons, Clarrisse Armstead and Magnolia Benoit, all of New Iberia, Rena Benoit of Abbeville, Doris Washington of Breaux Bridge, Anne Dell Jackson of Youngsville, Mabel Broussard of Delcambre, and Rozella Linden of St. Martinville; seven brothers, Joseph Walker, Ephraim, Frank, Wilson (Allen), Engine and Alwin Benoit Sr., all of New Iberia, and John Benoit of Cade; and numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends. 
Mr. Benoit was preceded in death by his parents, John Benoit Sr. and Rita Harrison Benoit; his paternal grandparents, Jean Baptiste and Clarrisa Comeaux Benoit; his maternal grandparents, Jacque Harrison and Cresie Walker Brooks; five brothers, Wally Benoit (his twin brother) and Adam, Dudley, Gabriel and Nelson Benoit Sr.; and his sister, Agnes Milton. 
Journet and Bolden Funeral Home of New Iberia is in charge of arrangements.

Cecile L. Miller
Devoted mother
JEANERETTE - Services for Cecile Laudun Miller will begin at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church with the Rev. Ed Degeyter officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery. 
Visitation will be from 4-9 p.m. today with a 7 p.m. rosary at David Funeral Home, which will reopen Wednesday from 8 a.m. until the time of services. 
A native of Centerville and a resident of Jeanerette, Ms. Miller died at 8:45 a.m. Monday, Sept. 27, 1999, at Dauterive Hospital in New Iberia. 
Ms. Miller was a past member of the Catholic Daughters, former Jeanerette city clerk and a former Iberia Parish poll commissioner. 
She is survived by one son, Edward "Eddie" Miller III of Jeanerette; two sisters, Mrs. Sterling "Marguerite" Dublain of Harahan, and Mrs. William "Anne" Mayfield of Jeanerette; 10 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and five step-great-grandchildren.
Ms. Miller was preceded in death by her father, Frederick Laudun; her mother, Margaret Laudun Porche; her daughter, Mrs. Earl "Margaret" (Ticker) Deare; three brothers, Frederick and Joseph Laudun, and Harold Porche; two sisters, Mrs. Felix "Eula" Talbot and Mrs. Marie Young; and her grandson, Earl W. "Trey" Deare III. 
Pallbearers will be Chris Deare, Richard Descnier, Michael Guardia, Cardell Jumonville, Wayne Landry, Jeb and Edward Miller IV, and Bill Porche. 
Honorary pallbearers will be Frederick "Rick" and Mike Deare, John Laudun, Shawn Switzer and Marshall Young. 
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Hospital. 
David Funeral Home of Jeanerette is in charge of arrangements.

Germaine M. Hebert
Honorary grandmother
JEANERETTE - Services for Germaine Marie Hebert, 95, will begin at 1 p.m. Wednesday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church with the Rev. Jerry Young officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery. 
Visitation will be from 5-9 p.m. today with a 6:30 p.m. rosary at David Funeral Home, which will reopen Wednesday from 8 a.m. until the time of services. 
A native and resident of Jeanerette, Ms. Hebert died at 4:20 a.m. Monday, Sept. 27, 1999, at Iberia Medical Center in New Iberia. 
Ms. Hebert was a bookkeeper for Albania Sugar Co. for over 49 years and also for St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. She was president of the Sisters of Mercy Club until it disbanded and was a member of the Children of Mary. She was a substitute teacher at St. Joseph School in Jeanerette, where the children had adopted her as their honorary grandmother. 
She is survived by her nephew, Roland J. Hebert Jr. of Jeanerette; and her niece, Beverly H. Smith of Lafayette. 
Ms. Hebert was preceded in death by her parents, Virgest and Dalila Darce Hebert; and her brother, Roland J. Hebert Sr. 
Pallbearers will be Dr. Jeffrey Breaux, Jon and Harry Breaux Jr., Gerard Garcia, and Lyon and Mark Hebert. 
David Funeral Home of Jeanerette is in charge of arrangements.

Donald J. Duhon
Loving father, brother
JEANERETTE - Services for Donald James Duhon, 44, will begin at 3:30 p.m. today at Evangeline Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Ed Degeyter officiating. Interment will be in St. John Cemetery. 
Visitation will be from 8 a.m. until the time of services today at the funeral home. 
A native and resident of Jeanerette, Mr. Duhon died at 4 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 28, 1999, at his residence. 
He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Bernadette Dupuy Duhon of Jeanerette; one daughter, Renada Duhon of Grant; three brothers, E.J. Duhon of Jeanerette, Larry Duhon of New Iberia, and Terry Duhon of Bayou Lewis; and two sisters, Virgil Curtis of Bayou Lewis and Betty LeBlanc of New Iberia. 
Mr. Duhon was preceded in death by his son, Jacob Duhon; his father, Edgar Duhon; and two sisters, Lisa and Elaine Duhon. 
Pallbearers will be E.J., Larry, Terry, Bobby, Scott and E.J. Duhon Jr., Craig LeBlanc and Kenneth Curtis Jr.
Evangeline Funeral Home of Jeanerette is in charge of arrangements.

Veloy H. Sutton
ABBEVILLE - Memorial services for Mrs. Tom Sutton, 92, the former Veloy Humphries, will be held at a later date. Interment will be in St. Paul Cemetery.
A native of Tahoka, Texas, and a resident of Abbeville, Mrs. Sutton died at 5:15 a.m. Monday, Sept. 27, 1999, at Sunbridge Health Care. 
David Funeral Home of Abbeville is in charge of arrangements.

Lucille Joe
LAFAYETTE - Services for Lucille Joe, 89, the former Lucille St. Julien, will begin at 10 a.m. Thursday at Immaculate Heart of Mary. Interment will be in St. Anne Cemetery in Youngsville. 
Visitation will be from 5-9 p.m. today at Syrie Funeral Home. 
A native and past resident of Cade, and a resident of Lafayette for the past nine years, Mrs. Joe died at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 26, 1999, at her residence. 
Syrie Funeral Home of Lafayette is in charge of arrangements.

Dr. Albert Pavy Jr.
Retired medical doctor
NEW ORLEANS - Services for Dr. Albert Berchmans Pavy Jr. will begin at 11 a.m. Thursday at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home. 
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. Thursday until the time of services at the funeral home. 
A native of Opelousas and a resident of Metairie, Dr. Pavy died Tuesday, Sept. 28, 1999, at his residence.
Dr. Pavy was born in Opelousas and graduated from the University of Southwestern Louisiana and Tulane University Medical School. He interned at Baptist Hospital in New Orleans and served two years in the United States Army Medical Corps as a captain during World War II. He engaged in the general practice of medicine for 44 years and in 1970 was named the first director of Emergency Medical Services at Southern Baptist Hospital, which was a pioneer in providing 24-hour emergency care in the city of New Orleans. He retired in 1989.
Dr. Pavy was a member of the American Medical Association, the Louisiana State Medical Association, Orleans Parish Medical Society, Metairie Country Club and several carnival organizations.
He is survived by his wife, Marjorie Perrin Williams Pavy; one son, Albert Berchmans Pavy III of Metairie; two daughters, Margaret Williams Pavy Gray of Clearwater, Fla., and Susan Garland Pavy Davis of Atlanta; four brothers, Laurent Dupre', Robert Louis, Donald Adams and Alfred Octave Pavy; two sisters, Mrs. Harold (Jeanne) Sellers and Mrs. Harold (Adele) Comeaux; and five grandchildren. 
Dr. Pavy was preceded in death by his parents, Dr. Albert Berchmans Pavy and Betsy Dupre' Pavy; and three brothers, Francis Xavier and William Pepper Pavy, and Judge Henry Garland Pavy. 
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Tulane University Medical School or to a charity of one's choice. 
Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home of New Orleans is in charge of arrangements.

Viola R. Lewis
Homemaker
Services for Viola Lewis, 73, the former Viola Rener, will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Joy Tabernacle, 230 Robertson St., with Pastor Sandra Nerve officiating. Interment will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery in Jeanerette. 
Visitation will be from 5-10 p.m. Thursday at Joy Tabernacle and will resume at 8 a.m. Friday. 
A native and lifelong resident of Jeanerette, Mrs. Lewis died at 4:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 25, 1999, at her residence. 
Mrs. Lewis was a homemaker. 
She is survived by four sons, Frank Ray Lewis and Oneal Landor, both of Jeanerette, Willie D. Lewis of Sorrell, and Cornelius Lewis of Franklin; 10 daughters, Cora L. Westley of New Iberia, Mary L. McGee, Alice Robert, Leeannie Lewis, Rose Dauphine, Louvenia Antoine, Celestine Loston and Irma Lewis, all of Jeanerette, Annie Mae Evans of Kenner, and Evelyn Dixon of Dallas; 49 grandchildren; 74 great-grandchildren; and 17 great-great-grandchildren. 
Mrs. Lewis was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and three grandchildren. 
Otis Mortuary of Franklin is in charge of arrangements.

Annette Boudreaux
FRANKLIN - Services for Annette Boudreaux, 96, will begin at 3 p.m. Thursday at the Church of the Assumption. 
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until 2:45 p.m. Thursday with a 2 p.m. rosary at Ibert's Mortuary. 
A native of New Iberia and a resident of Charenton, Miss Boudreaux died at 8:55 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 28, 1999, at Franklin Health Care Center. 
Ibert's Mortuary of Franklin is in charge of arrangements.

Michael J. Landry
BALDWIN - Services for Michael J. Landry, 56, will begin at 1 p.m. Friday at Sacred Heart Church. 
Visitation will be from 10:30 a.m. until the time of services Friday at the church. 
A former resident of Baldwin and a resident of Grand Bay, Ala., Mr. Landry died Wednesday, Sept. 29, 1999. 
Ibert's Mortuary Inc. of Franklin is in charge of arrangements.

Enole Boutte
ABBEVILLE - Services for Enole Boutte, 91, will begin at 2 p.m. today at David Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will be in St. Mary Magdalen Cemetery. 
Visitation will be until the time of services today at the funeral home. 
A native of Vermilion Parish and a resident of Erath, Ms. Boutte died at 11:20 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 28, 1999, at Abbeville General Hospital. 
David Funeral Home of Abbeville is in charge of arrangements.

Daisy B. Gonsoulin
Beloved mother
JEANERETTE - Services for Mrs. Sidney J. "S.J." Gonsoulin, 80, the former Daisy "Becky" Becnel, will begin at noon Friday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church with the Rev. Ed Degeyter officiating. Entombment will be in the church mausoleum. 
Visitation will begin at 3 p.m. today with a 7 p.m. rosary at David Funeral Home in Jeanerette, which will remain open all night until the time of services Friday. 
A native of Franklin and a resident of New Iberia, Mrs. Gonsoulin died at 11:22 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 29, 1999, at Lafayette General Medical Center. 
Mrs. Gonsoulin was a homemaker, a past member of Catholic Daughters and a member of the American Legion Auxiliary. She was a volunteer worker for St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church Parish and she taught CCD religion classes. She resided at Azalea Estates in New Iberia, but lived most of her life in Jeanerette. 
She is survived by two sons, Sidney Gonsoulin of Hattiesburg, Miss., and Simon Gonsoulin of Baton Rouge; three daughters, Linda G. Babineaux of Lafayette, Nellie G. Fanguy of Baton Rouge, and Gwendolyn G. Granger of Cypremort Point; four brothers, Bill Becnel of Lafayette, John Becnel of Franklin, Ray Becnel of Houma, and Simon Becnel of Jeanerette; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. 
Mrs. Gonsoulin was preceded in death by her husband, Sidney J. "S.J." Gonsoulin; her parents, Simon and Nellie Dupre Becnel; and her grandchild, Eric Granger. 
Pallbearers will be Joel and Lawson Babineaux, Sidney and Simon Gonsoulin, and Bryan and Scott Granger.
Honorary pallbearers will be Bill, John, Ray and Simon Becnel, and Ben Gonsoulin. 
David Funeral Home of Jeanerette is in charge of arrangements.

Nelson Drake Sr.
Devoted father
ST. MARTINVILLE - Services for Nelson Drake Sr., 42, will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday at Notre Dame Catholic Church with the Rev. Thaddeus Boucree officiating. Interment will be in Union Baptist Church Cemetery. 
Visitation will be from 4-10 p.m. Friday with a 7 p.m. rosary at Fletcher Funeral Home Chapel in New Iberia, which will reopen Saturday from 7:30-10:30 a.m. 
A native of St. Martinville and a resident of New Iberia, Mr. Drake died at 5:35 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 26, 1999, at Lafayette General Medical Center following a lengthy illness. 
Mr. Drake was a member of Notre Dame Catholic Church. He served as a helicopter maintenance craftsman for over 20 years in the U.S. Air Force and received several medals. 
He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Lizzie Drake of St. Martinville; one son, Nelson Drake Jr. of St. Martinville; three daughters, Angela, Leslie and Rosemary Drake, all of St. Martinville; three brothers, Kenneth, Kawaski and Willis Drake Jr., all of St. Martinville; four sisters, Delores Menard, Rose Roberts, and Evelyn and Darlene Drake, all of St. Martinville; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. 
Mr. Drake was preceded in death by his wife, Rosemary Green Drake; his father, Willis Drake Sr.; his brother, Allen Drake; and his sister, Mary Ann Drake.
Pallbearers will be members of the immediate family.
Honorary pallbearers will be members of the immediate family. 
Fletcher Funeral Home of New Iberia is in charge of arrangements.

Lillian B. Cormier
Loving mother
Services for Lillian Cormier, 84, the former Lillian Broussard, will begin at 8 p.m. Friday at St. Edward Roman Catholic Church with the Rev. Sebastian Myladiyil officiating. Interment will be in St. Anthony Catholic Church Cemetery in Cade. 
Visitation will be from 4-10 p.m. Friday with a 7 p.m. rosary at Fletcher Funeral Home Chapel, which will reopen Saturday from 7:30 a.m. until dismissal at 9 a.m. 
A resident of New Iberia, Mrs. Cormier died at 2:35 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 26, 1999, at Integrated Health Services at Heritage South following a lengthy illness. 
She is survived by two daughters, Gloria Jackson of New Iberia, and Betty Provost of Jeanerette; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. 
Mrs. Cormier was preceded in death by her parents, John and Irene Daniels Broussard; her former husband, Lamuel Provost; her husband, Leonard Cormier; two brothers, John and Joseph Broussard; her sister, Ethel Provost; and her daughter, Evola Provost. 
Pallbearers will be members of the immediate family. 
Honorary pallbearers will be members of the immediate family. 
Fletcher Funeral Home of New Iberia is in charge of arrangements.

Elsie B. Alexander
Faithful church member
PATOUTVILLE - Services for Elsie Alexander, 84, the former Elsie Bourgeois, will begin at 8 p.m. Friday at Mount Carmel Baptist Church with the Rev. Joel Green Jr. officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery at 10 a.m. Saturday. 
Visitation will be from 5 p.m. until the time of services Friday at the church, which will reopen Saturday at 8 a.m.
A native of Patoutville and a resident of Jeanerette for 45 years, Mrs. Alexander died at 11:35 p.m. Friday, Sept. 24, 1999, at Iberia Medical Center following a lengthy illness. 
Mrs. Alexander was baptized in 1932 by the late Rev. Joe Young at Mount Carmel Baptist Church. She worked faithfully in the church as a member of the Deaconess Board and the Home Mission Department, and served as mother of the church. 
She is survived by four sons, William Alexander Jr., and Alvin and Rev. Elijah Ray Alexander, all of Jeanerette, and Warren Alexander Sr. of Texas City, Texas; three daughters, Geraldine A. Matthews and Ella A. Sutton, both of Jeanerette, and Doretha A. Misher of El Paso, Texas; 21 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. 
Mrs. Alexander was preceded in death by her husband, William Alexander Sr.; her mother, Eldora Bourgeois; two sons, Raden and Allen Alexander Sr.; her infant daughter, Evoina Alexander; her grandson, Willie Alexander; two sisters, Corine Serf and Florida Mae Davis; and two brothers, James Wilson and Huey Burney. 
Pallbearers will be Clarence Sutton Jr., Lionel Matthew Jr., Allen Alexander Jr., Elwin R. and Kevin Alexander, and Nathaniel Misher.
Honorary pallbearers will be William Alexander Jr., Warren, Alvin and Rev. Elijah R. Alexander, Clarence Sutton Sr. and Lionel Matthews Sr. 
Alex Lovett Funeral Services Inc. of Jeanerette is in charge of arrangements.

Elia Stelly
Church parishioner
GRAND COTEAU - Services for Mrs. Sidney Stelly, 95, the former Elia Stelly, will begin at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church with the Rev. David Andrus, S.J., church pastor, officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery. 
Visitation will be from 3-9 p.m. today with a 7 p.m. rosary at Melancon Funeral Home in Carencro, which will reopen Saturday from 8 a.m. until the time of services. 
A native and past resident of Grand Coteau, and a resident of New Iberia for the past 10 years, Ms. Stelly died at 10:05 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 30, 1999, at Integrated Health Services at Heritage South Nursing Home in New Iberia. 
Ms. Stelly lived most of her life in Grand Coteau and had been a parishioner of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church.
She is survived by one son, Nelson Stelly and his wife, Theresa, of New Iberia; three grandchildren, Sharon Henry and her husband, Robert, of Lafayette, Paulette Newman and her husband, Joey, of Arnaudville, and Patrick Stelly and his wife, Geri, of Jeanerette; 12 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson. 
Ms. Stelly was preceded in death by her husband, Sidney Stelly; her parents, Felix and A. Louise Guilbeau Stelly; one brother, Matthais Stelly; and three sisters, Evelyn Meche, and Agnes and Celonise "Sue" Stelly. 
Melancon Funeral Home of Carencro is in charge of arrangements.

Edwin Pierre Jr.
Devoted father, grandfather
LOREAUVILLE - Services for Edwin "Sam-Too" Pierre Jr., 81, will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church with the Rev. John Choorackunnel 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 in New Iberia. 
A native and lifelong resident of Loreauville, Mr. Pierre died at 3:08 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 25, 1999, at Iberia Medical Center following a lengthy illness. 
Mr. Pierre was a retired farmer and a Iberia Parish school bus driver. He had also retired from Redd Fox Machinery in New Iberia. 
He is survived by one son, Duplantis Pierre of Loreauville; one daughter, Clara P. Decuir of Houston; one brother, Eddie Pierre of Loreauville; two sisters, Alberta P. Washington and Marie P. Doucette, both of Loreauville; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. 
Mr. Pierre was preceded in death by his wife, Rose G. Pierre; his parents, Clara B. and Edwin Pierre Sr.; and his sister, Rose P. Anthony.
Pallbearers will be family members and friends. 
Journet and Bolden Funeral Home of New Iberia is in charge of arrangements.

Edwin P. Spivey
British Army veteran
Services for Edwin Patrick Spivey, 87, will begin at 2 p.m. Saturday at Evangeline Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Arlan Peltier officiating. Interment will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. 
Visitation will be from noon until the time of services Saturday at the funeral home. 
A native of Manchester, England, and a resident of New Iberia, Mr. Spivey died at 9:45 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 29, 1999, at a New Iberia nursing home. 
Mr. Spivey served in the British Army in India during the 1930s. During World War II he served with the British 6th Airborne Division. He was captured on D-Day and spent 11 months as a German prisoner of war. 
He is survived by his nieces and nephews, John Spivey of Glasgow, Scotland, Anne Hayes and Marie Holmes, both of Manchester, England, John and Mary Ward and Violet Johnston, all of Birmingham, England, Bobby G. and his wife, Dorothy Bailey, of Houston, and Jan R. and his wife, Faye Bailey, of Slidell; and numerous great and great-great nieces and nephews.
Mr. Spivey was preceded in death by his first wife, Thetis Rosina Bridge Spivey; his second wife, LaVanira "Jackie" Bailey Spivey; his parents, John Edwin and Elizabeth Bishop Spivey; two brothers, George Michael and John William Spivey; and five sisters, Violet, Mary, Elizabeth, Sarah and Catherina. 
Pallbearers will be Mike Ford, Nolton Hebert, Mike and Todd Bailey, and Fred Scherer. 
Evangeline Funeral Home of New Iberia is in charge of arrangements.


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