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Percy L. Charles Sr.
FOUR CORNERS - Services for Percy Lee "Foot" Charles Sr., 48, will be at 7 p.m. Friday at St. John Baptist Church with the Rev. Craig Gregory officiating. Interment will be in the Sorrell Community Cemetery on Saturday at 11 a.m.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at St. John the Baptist Church.
A native and resident of Four Corners, Mr. Charles died Sunday, Jan. 10, 1999, at University Medical Center in Lafayette.
He is survived by his wife, Catherine Charles of Four Corners; two sons, Percy Charles Jr. and Steven August, both of Four Corners; seven daughters, Christine Charles of Monroe, Tressa Charles, Alicia Charles, Sabrina August, Colanda August, Stephanie August, and Diingjienell Mitchell, all of Four Corners; seven brothers, Edward Charles of Chicago, Roy Charles, Joseph Charles, Lawrence Charles, Roland Charles and King Charles, all of Four Corners, and Leonard Ray Charles of Dallas; six sisters, Delores C. Coleman, Doretha C. Turner and Ellen C. Lewis, all of Houston, Verna Jennings of Chicago, and Martha Charles and Evelyn Simpson, both of Four Corners; an adopted brother; three grandchildren; eight brothers-in-law; seven sisters-in-law; many aunts and uncles; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends who realize that earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot heal.
Mr. Charles was preceded in death by his parents; one sister; two brothers-in-law; two sisters-in-law; and one granddaughter.
Jones Funeral Home of Franklin is in charge of arrangements.

Egon E. Saiko
LAFAYETTE - Services for Egon Edmund Saiko, 79, will be at 2 p.m. Friday at St. John's Cathedral.
A native of Retnje, Slovenia, and resident of Youngsville, Mr. Saiko died at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 11, 1999, at Medical Center of the Southwest in Lafayette.
David Funeral Home of Broussard is in charge of arrangements.

Richard J. Roper
LAFAYETTE - Memorial services are pending for Richard J. Roper, 86, who died at 12:10 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 14, 1999, at IHS Healthcare Center.
A native of Iowa and a resident of Lafayette since June 1, 1998, Mr. Roper was the son of the late Guy F. Roper and the former Blanche E. Tanner, both natives of Iowa. He was a member of the Our Redeemer Lutheran Church.
Mr. Roper is survived by two daughters, Sharon Rae Weisz and her husband, Allen J., of Sunset, and Donna Puckett and her husband, Charles, of Cartersville, Ga.; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wives, Mildred I. Brown Roper in 1959 and Maxine E. Stephens Roper in 1998; his parents; two sons, Larry D. Roper in 1979, and Thomas F. Roper in 1990; one sister, Rae Parson in 1979; and one brother, Guy C. Roper in 1997.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the National Kidney Foundation of Louisiana, 8200 Hampson St., Suite 425, New Orleans, La. 70118.
Martin and Castille Funeral Home Inc. of Lafayette is in charge of arrangements.

Curley Louis
ST. MARTINVILLE - Services for Curley Louis, 69, will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday at Notre Dame Catholic Church. Interment will be in the Queen of Peace 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 7:30 a.m. until the time of services.
A native and lifelong resident of St. Martinville, Mr. Louis died at 7 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 9, 1999, at Dauterive Hospital in New Iberia.
Mr. Louis is survived by his mother, Estelle Charles Louis of St. Martinville; two brothers, Alexander Lewis of Houston and Nolan Lewis of St. Martinville; and three sisters, Clara Anthony of Loreauville and Margaret Lawrence and Syrine Lewis, both of St. Martinville.
He was preceded in death by his father, Early Louis.
Pallbearers will be Kevin Anthony, Oswald Anthony Jr., Trevor Anthony, Nathaniel Lawrence, Shawn Alexander Lewis and Sidney Lawrence.
Honorary pallbearers will be Alexander Lewis Jr., David Willis, Marshal Berard, Calvin Mallery, Alexander Lewis Sr. and Oswald Anthony Sr.
Golden Meadow Funeral Home of St. Martinville is in charge of arrangements.

Paul D. Higgison
Services for Paul Daniel Higgison, 92, will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday at David Funeral Home with the Rev. Ed Downs officiating. Interment will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 5:30-8 p.m. today at David Funeral Home, which will reopen Saturday from 9 a.m. until the time of services.
A native of Lincoln, Mich., and a resident of New Iberia, Mr. Higgison died at 6:56 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 14, 1999, at Dauterive Hospital.
Mr. Higgison was a tug boat master for Atlantic Gulf and Pacific Co. for more than 40 years. He moved from Brooklyn, NY, and began residing in New Iberia since Jan. 6, 1969. He was a mason and a member of Midwood Lodge No. 288 F&AM in Brooklyn, NY.
He is survived by one nephew, Edwin C. Higgison of Bathesda, Md.; three nieces, Glenda Hale of Florence, Ala., Dorothy Cole Kirkland of Sequin, Wash., and Barbara H. Stone of Charolettesville, Va.; one sister-in-law, Jewell Higgison of Charolettesville, Va.; one devoted friend, Paul Reed of New Iberia; four great nieces and four great nephews.
Mr. Higgison was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Ann Buro Higgison; his parents, 
William and Ida Thompson Higgison; his step-son, Edwin W. Higgison; and two sisters, Jessie H. Cole and Ida H. Ramsey.
David Funeral Home of New Iberia is in charge of arrangements.

Thelma Brooks
Services for Thelma Amy "Putsy" Brooks, 70, of New Iberia will begin at 2 p.m. today at David Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Albert Boumans officiating. Interment will follow in Holy Family Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 8:30 a.m. Saturday until time of services, with an 11 a.m. rosary at David Funeral Home.
A native of Loreauville and resident of New Iberia, Mrs. Brooks died at 12:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 15, 1999 at her New Iberia residence.
She is survived by her husband, Jeff L. Brooks of New Iberia; a nephew, Dwayne Amy of New Iberia; and a niece, Debra Amy Courtois of New Iberia.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Martin and Isaure Broussard Amy; one brother, Howard Amy; and a nephew, Dale Amy.
Pallbearers will be Lance Amy, and Chad, Coby, Coy, Curt and Cye Courtois.
David Funeral Home of New Iberia is in charge of arrangements.

Gracie Mae Londo
Services for Gracie Mae Londo, 63, the former Gracie Mae Alexander, will begin at 8 p.m. today at Fletcher Funeral Home with the Rev. Harold E. Sayrie officiating. Interment will be in St. Matthew Cemetery at 10 a.m. Monday.
Visitation will be from 4 to 10 p.m. Sunday in Fletcher Funeral Home Chapel, which will reopen at 7 a.m. Monday until time of dismissal.
A resident of New Iberia, Mrs. Londo died at 11:25 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 12, 1999, at Consolata Nursing Home following a brief illness.
She is survived by her husband, Junius Londo of New Iberia; four sons, Whitney Alexander, Michael Alexander, Randy Alexander and Amos Alexander, all of New Iberia; two daughters, Sandra Alexander and Tracy Alexander, both of New Iberia; two brothers, Lionel Alexander and Raymond Alexander of Houston; three sisters, Mable Johnson, Ada Alexander and Dorothy Alexander, all of Houston; 10 grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Arthur Alexander and Jestina Johnson Alexander; a daughter, Betty Jean Alexander; and a brother, June Alexander.
Pallbearers and honorary pallbearers will be members of the immediate family.
Fletcher Funeral Home of New Iberia is in charge of arrangements.

Robert Brasseux
ERATH - Services for Robert "Bob" E. Brasseux, 78, will begin at 10 a.m. Monday at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. Entombment will be in Our Lady of Lourdes Mausoleum.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. today, with a 7 p.m. rosary at David and Broussard Funeral Home of Erath, which will reopen at 7 a.m. Monday until time of services.
A native of Vermilion Parish and resident of Erath, Mr. Brasseux died at 2:50 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 16, 1999, at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Lafayette.
He was the former chief of police in Erath.
David and Broussard Funeral Home of Erath is in charge of arrangements.

William J. Landry Jr.
FRANKLIN - Services for William J. "Buster" Landry Jr., 61, will begin at 10 a.m. Monday at Ibert's Mortuary Chapel. Burial will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery in Patterson.
Visitation will be from 8 a.m. until time of services Monday at Ibert's Chapel.
Mr. Landry died Friday, Jan. 15, 1999, at Iberia Medical Center.
Ibert's Mortuary of Franklin is in charge of arrangements.

Robert Edler
Services for Robert "Bob" Edler, 69, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at David Funeral Home with the Rev. Mark Derise officiating. Interment will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Military graveside services will be conducted by VFW Post 1982 of New Iberia.
Visitation will be today until 10 p.m. with a 6 p.m. at David Funeral Home, which will reopen Tuesday from 8 a.m. until the time of services.
A native of Loreauville and resident of New Iberia, Mr. Edler died at 4:50 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 17, 1999, at Iberia Medical Center.
He was a drilling superintendent with Exxon and was a member of the Exxon Retirement club. Mr. Edler was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force.
Mr. Edler is survived by his wife, Doris Duhon Edler of New Iberia; two daughters, Henny Edler Mahoney and Julie Edler Armentor, both of New Iberia; one son, Robert Joseph "Bozo" Edler Jr. of New Iberia; three grandsons, David Armentor, Sean Mahoney and Robert Edler III, all of New Iberia; six granddaughters, Jennifer Armentor, Dacie Mahoney, Brenna Mahoney, Makenzie Mahoney, Lauren Edler and Anna Leesa Edler, all of New Iberia; two sisters, Anna Mae Lanclos of Jeanerette and Thelma Theriot of New Iberia; and one brother, Clarence Toffier of New Iberia.
He was preceded in death by his father, Eddie Edler, his mother, Mary Edler Verret; three brothers, Eddie N. Edler Jr., Fred Edler Sr. and Curtis Toffier; and three sisters, Nita Horton, Celina Latiolais and Gertrude Saintes.
Pallbearers will be Debra Aucoin, Kaylor Delcambre, Billy Edler, Terry Edler, Tim Edler, Benny Saintes, Mark Saintes and Gilcey Theriot Jr.
Honorary pallbearers will be Tan Dugas, Fred Edler Jr., Clarence Toffier, Glenn Lanclos, James Lanclos, Julius Lennie, Alvin Prosper, Regis Seneca and Gilcey Theriot Sr.
David Funeral Home of New Iberia is in charge of arrangements.

Collins Louviere
LOREAUVILLE - Services for Collins "Lou" Louviere, 72, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church with the Rev. Charles Thevis officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery.
Visitation will be from 2:30-10 p.m. with a 7 p.m. rosary today at David Funeral Home of Loreauville, which will reopen from 7 a.m. until the time of services Tuesday.
A native and resident of Loreauville, Mr. Louviere died at 3:43 a.m. Monday, Jan. 18, 1999, at his residence in Loreauville.
He was a retired supervisor for Breaux Bay Craft with 25 years of service.
Mr. Louviere is survived by two sons, Kerney Louviere of Loreauville and Gene Louviere of Pierre Part; three daughters, Hazel Louviere and Mrs. Troy (Norma) Dautreuil of Loreauville and Mrs. Will (Lily) Roberts of Baton Rouge; six brothers, Moise Louviere, Junius Louviere, Lloyd Louviere and Ury Louviere, all of Loreauville, Claude Louviere of St. Martinville and Jerry Louviere of New Iberia; two sisters, Yolande L. Gondron of St. Martinville and Joyce L. Albert of Loreauville; 10 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and special friend, Lucille.
He was preceded in death by his father, John Louviere; his mother, Josephine Melancon Louviere; his wife, Doris Bourque Louviere; and two brothers, Clarence Louviere and Fernest Louviere.
Pallbearers will be Bud Roberts, Seth Dautreuil, Ricky Albert, Jerry Bourque, Jerritt Louviere, Russell Louviere, Danny Louviere and Keith Burch.
Honorary pallbearers will be Norman Chastant, Levi Ronsonet, Troy Dautreuil, Francis Mestayer, Vice Wiltz, Lloyd Broussard, David Romero, Will Roberts, Stanley Green, David Louviere, Moise Louviere, Claude Louviere, Junius Louviere, Lloyd Louviere, Ury Louviere and Jerry Louviere.
David Funeral Home of New Iberia is in charge of arrangements.

Gertrude L. Romero
YOUNGSVILLE - Services for Mrs. Widdes Romero, 79, the former Gertrude "Ta Toot" LeBlanc, will be at 2 p.m. today at St. Anne Catholic Church. Entombment will be in the church mausoleum.
Visitation will be until the time of services today at David Funeral Home in Broussard.
A native and resident of Youngsville, Mrs. Romero died at 12:22 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 16, 1999, at Medical Center of the Southwest in Lafayette.
David Funeral Home of Broussard is in charge of arrangements.

Brett Castille
Services are pending for Brett Joseph Castille, 18, who died at 7:40 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 17, 1999, at a Lafayette Hospital. 
Visitation will be Tuesday at 1 p.m. until the time of services Wednesday. 
Evangeline Funeral Home of New Iberia is in charge of arrangements.

Charles Felps Jr.
Services for Charles "Junior" W. Felps Jr., 70, will begin at 10 a.m. Thursday at First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Mike McLaurin officiating. Interment will be in the Rosehill Cemetery. Military graveside services will be conducted by the VFW Post 1982.
Visitation will begin at 8 a.m. until the time of services today at David Funeral Home.
A native and resident of New Iberia, Mr. Felps died at 6:32 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 19, 1999, at Iberia Medical Center.
Mr. Felps was employed as a truck driver for nine years with Sigmor Corporation.
Memorials may be made to the family.
He is survived by his wife, Theresa Gonzales Felps of New Iberia; three daughters, Charlene Theresa Felps Poirrier of New Iberia, and Cheryl Ann Felps Benoit and Charlette Rose Felps Estave, both of Lafayette; a sister, LeoPauldine (Sis) Felps Gaudet of Plaquemine; nine grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles W. Felps Sr. and Marie Rose Santies Felps; a brother, Lawrence J. Felps; and a sister, Winnie T. Felps Clampet.
Pallbearers will be Irving C. Estave, Irving Estave Jr., Brad Poirrier, Brent Poirrier Jr., Brent J. Poirrier Sr., and Marty Yewchuk.
Honorary pallbearers will be Neal Broussard and Beau J. Poirrier.
David Funeral Home of New Iberia is in charge of arrangements.

Kearns C. Voorhies
Memorial services for Mr. Kearns C. Voorhies, 72, will be held at a later date. 
A resident of New Iberia, Mr. Voorhies died at 2:45 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 20, 1999, at Dauterive Hospital.
Mr. Voorhies was a member of the Iberia Parish School Board and retired from the U.S. Treasury Department after 25 years of service. He was a member of VFW Post 1982, Veterans of Foreign Wars and of the Walter Mcllhenny Chapter of the Marine Corps League. He was a combat veteran of the South Pacific with naval and marine forces during the battle of Iwo Jima during World War II and also served during the Korean conflict.
He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Betty LaBauve; a son, Glenn Voorhies; a daughter, Mrs. Keith (Elodie) Patterson; three grandchildren, Gina Voorhies, Blake Patterson and Glenn Michael Voorhies; one step-grandchild, Jade Rogers; and a foster sister, Aline S. Tucker.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Sidney and Elodie Voorhies, his foster parents, W.C. "Son" and Aline Voorhies Segura; two foster brothers, William and George Segura; and two foster sisters, Antonia "Toe" Segura McNeely and Irene Segura Bernard.

Evia Pontiff
FRANKLIN - Services for Evia Boudreaux Pontiff, 89, will begin at 11 a.m. today at the Church of Assumption with the Rev. Bill Melancon officiating. Interment will be in the Franklin Cemetery.
A native of Lydia, and a resident of Franklin, Mrs. Pontiff died at 8:15 p.m. Monday, Jan. 18, 1999, at her residence. 
Mrs. Pontiff was a member of the Ladies Altar Society , a member of the Home Demonstration club, and a member of the Church of Assumption. She was married to her husband for 71 years.
She is survived by her husband, Robert P. Pontiff Sr of Franklin; two sons, Robert Pontiff Jr and Donald Pontiff Sr., both of Franklin; a daughter, Shirley Pontiff LeBlanc of Metairie; 12 grandchildren; and 23 great granchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Lenest and Mariette Laine Boudreaux; and two sisters, Eunice B. Jolet and Effie B. Labiche.
Ibert Mortuary Inc of Franklin is in charge of arrangements.

Alfred Bernard Jr.
Services for Alfred Bernard Jr., 71, will begin at 7 p.m. Friday at St. Edward Catholic Church with the Rev. Thomas James officiating. Interment will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in the St .James Cemetery. Military rites will be performed by VFW Post 1982.
Visitation will be from 4-6:45 p.m. Friday with a 6 p.m. rosary at Fletcher Funeral Home chapel, which will reopen at 7 a.m. Saturday until the time of dismissal services.
A resident of New Iberia, Mr. Bernard died at 5:45 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 16, 1999, at Iberia Medical Center following a brief illness.
Mr. Bernard was a veteran of World War II.
He is survived by his mother, Ada Bernard of New Iberia; two sisters, Dessie Mae Morris and Lou Ella Brown both of New Iberia; and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.
Mr. Bernard was preceded in death by his father, Alfred Bernard Sr., a brother, Harry J. Bernard; a sister, Gilda Ann Bernard; paternal grandmother, Amelia Bernard; and maternal grandmother, Priscilla Edwards.
Pallbearers will be members of the immediate family.
Fletcher Funeral Home of New Iberia is in charge of arrangements.

John Daigre
Services for John Alfred Daigre, 43, will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday at Highland Baptist Church with the Rev. Reggie Ogea and Rev. Fred Reynolds officiating. Entombment will be in the Memorial Park Mausoleum.
Visitation will be from 4-9 p.m. today with a 6 p.m. rosary at Evangeline Funeral Home. Visitation will resume at 8 a.m. Saturday at Highland Baptist Church until the time of services.
A native and resident of New Iberia, Mr. Daigre died Tuesday, Jan. 19, 1999, in Las Vegas while attending a photography convention.
Mr. Daigre was the owner of John Daigre Photography in New Iberia. He was a 1974 graduate of Catholic High School, where he was a member of the Key Club and the Varsity Football Team. He graduated from East Texas State University in Commerce, Texas, with a bachelor's degree in photography. He was a member of Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity. Mr. Daigre was a member of Highland Baptist Church where he served as deacon, a leader in the Children's Ministry and past Sunday School teacher. He also was active in the Promise Keepers.
He was a member of Gideons International and served on the Louisiana Sugar Cane Festival and Fair Association Board of Directors.
Mr. Daigre was president of the Acadiana Photography Guild and a member of Professional Photography of America. He was also a past member of the New Iberia Rotary Club.
He is survived by his wife, Carolyn Crittenden Daigre of New Iberia, formerly of Fort Worth, Texas; his mother and stepfather, Hildarose Guidry Daigre deBlanc and Francis deBlanc, both of New Iberia; mother and father-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. D.M. Crittenden of Fort Worth, Texas; a son, Justin Allen Daigre of New Iberia; a brother, Joseph Allen Daigre of St. Louis, Mo.; four sisters, Mrs. Carmen Daigre Merryman and Hildarose Daigre Curry, both of New Iberia, Mrs. Claudia "Corky" Daigre Hutchison of Lafayette, and Stephanie Daigre of San Francisco; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Crittenden of Austin, Texas, Mr. and Mrs. Donny Crittenden of Fort Worth, Texas, and Mr. and Mrs. James Crittenden of Dallas, Texas; 14 nieces and nephews; and 10 great nieces and great nephews. 
Mr. Daigre was preceded in death by his father, J. Allen Daigre; paternal grandparents, Joseph A. Daigre and Carmen Harry Daigre; and maternal grandparents, Judge E.L. Guidry Sr. and Claudia Gary Guidry.
Memorials may be made to Gideons International, P.O. Box 9943, New Iberia, La., 70562-9943, or the Gladney Center, 2300 Hemphill St., Fort Worth, Texas, 76104.
Pallbearers will be John Curry, Scott Hutchison, Jim Hutchison Jr., Allen Kenner, Kenneth Kenner and Paul Allain.
Honorary pallbearers will be Paul Gulotta, Stephen Laperouse, Bill Trappey, Art Merryman, Floyd Curry, Carl de la Houssaye, Jim Laque, Will Grubbs, Barry Case, Ray Bryant, John Yates, Jim Hutchison, Frank Crittenden, James Crittenden, Donny Crittenden, Nicholas Bourque, Glen Davidson and Brad Bigley.
Evangeline Funeral Home of New Iberia is in charge of arrangements.

Anna Green
Services are pending for Anna Green, 82, who died at 12:17 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 20, 1999, at Iberia Medical Center following a lengthy illness.
Journet and Bolden Funeral Home of New Iberia is in charge of arrangements.

Kearns Voorhies
Memorial services for Kearns C. Voorhies, 72, will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Peter's Catholic Church.

Euphemie Derise
JEANERETTE - Services for Mrs. Drozen Derise, 89, the former Euphemie Landry, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church with the Rev. Ed Degeyter officiating. Entombment will be in the church mausoleum.
Visitation will be from 4-10 p.m. today with a 7 p.m. rosary at David and Landry Funeral Home, which will reopen at 8 a.m. until the time of services.
A native of Patoutville and a resident of Jeanerette, Mrs. Derise died at 11:50 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 21, 1999, at Iberia Medical Center.
Mrs. Derise was a housewife.
She is survived by a daughter, Dorothy D. Daugherty of Metairie; two sons, Donald Derise of Lydia and Edward Derise of Houston; two brothers, August Landry of Biloxi, Miss., and Euzebe Landry of Jeanerette; five sisters, Mabel Breaux of Franklin, Virginia Louviere of Franklin, Gertrude Thibodeaux of New Iberia and Clara Dupre and Agnes Hebert, both of Lydia; 12 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Drozen Derise; her parents, Caliste and Eva Stansbury Landry; a daughter, Delores D. Rising; two sisters, Elma Broussard and Mary Guillotte; and a brother, Dominic Landry.
Pallbearers will be Darryl Daugherty, Brian Derise, Clint Derise, Donald Derise, Kevin Derise and Paul Rising. 
David and Landry Funeral Home of Jeanerette is in charge of arrangements.

Olivia Hypolite
ST. MARTINVILLE - Services for Olivia B. Hypolite, 85, the former Olivia Jean-Batiste, will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday at Notre Dame Catholic Church with the Rev. Bernard Kwane Assenyoh SVD. Interment will be in the St. Michael Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 8-10:30 a.m. Saturday with a 9 a.m. rosary at Golden Meadows Funeral Home.
A native of St. Martinville, Mrs. Hypolite died at 6 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 20, 1999, at her residence following a lengthy illness.
Mrs. Hypolite was a retired school teacher for St. Martin Parish School Board.
She is survived by a stepson, Charles Hypolite of Ingelwood, Calif.; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert Hypolite; her parents, Arthur and Ozea Jean-Batiste; three sisters, Iola Nicholas, Felecia Jean-Batiste and Lydia Holloway; four brothers, Clarence, Lawrence, Paul, and William Jean-Batiste.
Pallbearers will be members of the immediate family.
Journet and Bolden Funeral Home of New Iberia is in charge of arrangements.

Serena Benoit
Services for Serena "Ma-Ma" Benoit, 79, the former Serena Wilson, will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Edwards Catholic Church with the Rev. Thomas James officiating. Interment will be in the Our Lady of the Lake Cemetery in Delcambre.
Visitation will be form 4-10 p.m. today with a 7 p.m. rosary at Journet and Bolden Funeral Home, which will reopen at 7:30 a.m. Saturday until the time of services.
A native of Erath and a residence of New Iberia for many years, Mrs. Benoit died at 5:45 p.m. Friday, Jan. 15, 1999, at Iberia Medical Center following a brief illness.
Mrs. Benoit was a former member of the Eastern Star.
She is survived by two sons, Freddie "Harry" Broussard and Larry Benoit, both of New Iberia; a step-son, Curtis Narcisse of New Iberia; six daughters, Mary B. Williams, Rose B. Alexander, Gustavia B. Narcisse, Delores B. Hypolite and Enola Benoit, all of New Iberia, and Velma B. David of Lafayette; three stepdaughters, Barbara Narcisse and Yvonne Narcisse, both of Baytown, Texas, and Enessa N. Babineaux of New Iberia; two sisters, Nellia Walker and Marion Wilson, both of New Iberia; 44 grandchildren and 45 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, August and Louisa V. Wilson; her husband, Batiste "Yoa" Benoit; three sons, Darryl, Javis and Stafford Benoit; three sisters, Nola Wilson, Emila Johnson and Dorrian Walker; and four brothers, Gus, John, Whitney, and Wallace Wilson.
Pallbearers will be Alfred Davis, Willie George, Anthony Hypolite, Michael Hypolite, Derrick James and Aquinas Johnson.
Journet and Bolden Funeral Home of New Iberia is in charge of arrangements.

Noemie Viator
Services for Noemie Romero Viator, 102, will begin at 1 p.m. Saturday at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church with the Rev. Michael Guidry officiating. Interment will be in the St. Peter's Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. until 10 p.m. today with a 7 p.m. rosary at David Funeral Home, which will reopen from 8 a.m. Saturday until the time of services.
A native of Abbeville and a resident of New Iberia, Mrs. Viator died at 10:20 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 21, 1999, at IHS of Heritage North Nursing Home.
Mrs. Viator was a housewife.
She is survived by two stepdaughters, Delta Boudreaux of New Iberia and Pearly Richard of Abbeville; two step-sons, Wilbert Viator and Claude Viator Jr., both of New Iberia; three granddaughters, Tammy Hebert Branson and Shannon Hebert Dauphenbough, both of Lake Charles, and Rose Hollier Clement of New Iberia; two grandsons, Allen Hebert and Nolan Hebert, both of Lake Charles; a sister, Mrs. Noelice Bienvenue of New Iberia; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; 13 great-great-grandchildren; and four great-great-great-children.
She was preceded in death by her second husband, Claude Viator Sr.; her parents, Trasimon Romero and Helena Toups Romero; a daughter, Dorothy Hollier Hebert; two sons, Doris and Dorphias Hollier; her first husband, Dedier Hollier; two sisters, Mrs. Clomie R. Bourque and Mrs. Edna Babin; and four brothers, Alphe Romero, Ophe Romero, Romale Romero and Clovis Romero.
Pallbearers will be family members.
David Funeral Home of New Iberia is in charge of arrangements.

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