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Emily M. Breaux
BALDWIN - Services for Emily M. Breaux, the former Emily Martin, will begin at 1 p.m. today at Sacred Heart Church with the Rev. Bill Melancon officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery.
Visitation will be at Ibert's Mortuary in Franklin until the time of services.
A native of Jeanerette and resident of Baldwin for 30 years, Mrs. Breaux died Tuesday, Dec. 2, 1997, at Franklin Foundation Hospital.
She was a member of the Ladies Altar Society in Baldwin.
Mrs. Breaux is survived by one son, L.J. Breaux III of Kiln, Miss.; two daughters, Theckla Breaux Trahan of Baldwin and Dorothy Breaux Davis of Franklin; one brother, Lionel Martin Sr. of Jeanerette; one sister, Odette Martin Rivette of New Orleans; 13 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Louis Breaux Jr.; one grandson; and her parents, Jack Martin Sr. and Eva Boudreaux Martin.
Ibert's Mortuary of Franklin is in charge of arrangements.

Joseph Mendoza Jr.
SCOTT - Services for Joseph "Eddie" Mendoza Jr., 53, will begin at 10 a.m. Friday at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church with the Rev. Gilbert Dutel officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m.-10 p.m. today with a 7 p.m. rosary at Martin and Castille Funeral Home, which will reopen at 8 a.m. Friday.
A native of Lafayette and resident of Scott for 15 years, Mr. Mendoza died at 10:55 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 2, 1997, at Lafayette General Medical Center.
He was employed by Lafayette General Medical Center as a security officer for 16 years, formerly employed at the Lafayette Water Plant for 13 years and a member of the Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Community.
Mr. Mendoza is survived by his wife of 24 years, Martha Cormier Mendoza of Scott; one son, Joey Mendoza of Ruston; and two sisters, Gaelyn "Gail" Lopez and Rosemary Cormier, both of New Iberia.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph Eddie Mendoza Sr. and Bernadette Chaisson Mendoza.
Pallbearers will be Mr. Mendoza's co-workers from Lafayette General's security department.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Acadiana, P.O. Box 3467, Lafayette, La. 70502.
Martin and Castille Funeral Home Inc. of Scott is in charge of arrangements.

Ruby M. Chaisson
Services for Ruby Marie Chaisson, 41, will begin at 7 p.m. today at Fletcher Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Francis Davis officiating. Interment will be in the St. Matthew Cemetery at 9 a.m. Saturday.
Visitation will be held from 4 to 10 p.m. today at the funeral home, which will reopen at 7 a.m. Saturday until the time of dismissal at 9 a.m.
A resident of New Iberia, Mrs. Chaisson died at 9 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 26, 1997, at Iberia Medical Center following a lengthy illness.
She was employed as a bartender at Raps Lounge in New Iberia.
Mrs. Chaisson is survived by three daughters, Kesha Raychelle Chaisson, LaKendra Denis Chaisson and Chasity Larae Chaisson, all of New Iberia; two brothers, Matthew Bashay of Austin, Texas, and Henry Bashay Jr. of New Iberia; three sisters, Virginia A. Minor, Barbara A. Chaisson and Mary Bashay Simmons, all of New Iberia; and one grandchild, Tra-Kasha Chaisson.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Henry Bashay Sr. and Gertie Chaisson Bashay; one daughter, LaShana Chaisson; one brother, Robert Bashay; and two sisters, Shirley Bashay and Evelyn B. Broussard.
Pallbearers will be Gregory Harry, Andrew Ryes, Rickey Crofton, Wilbert Hill, Mack William and Theodore Hypolite.
Honorary pallbearers will be Claude Simmons, Christopher Simmons, James Simmons, Matthew Bashay, Cleveland Davis, Allen Benoit and Clevon Self.
The Fletcher Funeral Home of New Iberia is in charge of arrangements.

Weppie Douglas
JEANERETTE - Services for Weppie Douglas, 70, will begin at 1 p.m. Saturday at Alex Lovett Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Edward Jordan officiating. Interment will be in the Mount Zion Methodist Church Cemetery in Freetown.
Mr. Douglas died Sunday, Nov. 30, 1997, at Ben Taub Hospital in Houston after a lengthy illness.
The Alex Lovett Funeral Services Inc. of Jeanerette is in charge of arrangements.

Freddie F. Riles
Services for Freddie Fredrick Riles, 29, will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday at Journet and Bolden Funeral Home. Interment will be in the St. Matthew Cemetery.
Visitation will begin at 7:30 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
A native of Patterson and resident of New Iberia for six years, Mr. Riles died Tuesday, Dec. 2, 1997.
He is survived by his wife, Samantha Poole Riles of Saracusaville; his mother, Elizabeth Rondeno of New Iberia; one son, Bryon Bias of Morgan City; four daughters, Shahia Sada Allen of Morgan City, Malayshia Moousha Wills of New Iberia, Christina Lashae Pete and Tierra Renee Pete, both of Lafayette; two brothers, Andrew Anthony Riles and Corey Elijah Riles of New Iberia; three sisters, Mary Ann Riles and Evelyn Butler, both of Patterson, and Lilly Mae Charles of Morgan City.
Mr. Riles was preceded in death by his father, Claude Welch; and one sister, Patricia Ann Riles.
Pallbearers will be friends and family members.
The Journet and Bolden Funeral Home of New Iberia is in charge of arrangements.

James Cowart Sr.
FRANKLIN - Services for James "J.D." Cowart Sr., will begin at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Ibert's Chapel with the Rev. Steve McQuiston officiating. Interment will be in the Franklin Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 6-10 p.m. today at the funeral home, which will reopen at 10 a.m. Saturday.
A native of Mississippi and resident of Franklin, Mr. Cowart died at 12:20 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 3, 1997, at Iberia Medical Center.
He is survived by his wife, Leonise Boudreaux Cowart of Franklin; three sons, James David Cowart Jr. of Oaklawn, Calvin "Peanut" Cowart Sr. and Billy Wayne Cowart, both of Franklin; one daughter, Diane Cowart Landry of Franklin; one brother, Curtis Cowart Sr. of Natchez, Miss.; 11 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Mr. Cowart was preceded in death by his parents, Lester and Eunice Smith Cowart; two sons, Leston Cowart II and Ricky Cowart; and one brother, Marvin Cowart.
Ibert's Mortuary of Franklin is in charge of arrangements.

Selina P. Domingue
Services for Mrs. John B. Domingue, 75, the former Selina "Maw" Postieo, will begin at 2 p.m. today at Temple Baptist Church with the Rev. Harlan R. Gott officiating. Interment will be in the St. John Cemetery in Jeanerette.
Visitation will be at Evangeline Funeral Home until the time of services.
A native of St. Mary Parish and resident of New Iberia for 26 years, Mrs. Domingue died at 7:10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 4, 1997, at her daughter's residence in New Iberia.
She is survived by two sons, William Horton of Patterson and Lawrence Domingue of New Iberia; four daughters, Patricia Domingue Boutte and Caroline Domingue Verret, both of New Iberia, Martha Domingue Green of Dubach and Retta Domingue Blanton of Bossier City; three sisters, Edna P. Cuvillier of Patterson, Mabel P. Reese of Baldwin and Pearly P. Randolph of Franklin; 17 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Domingue was preceded in death by her husband, John B. Domingue; her parents, Arthur and Mary Shute Postieo; one brother, Rachelle Postieo; two sisters, Ophelia Postieo and Mary Mayon; and three grandchildren, Larry Boudreaux, Michelle Boudreaux Dorsey and Joseph Horton.
Pallbearers will be John Boudreaux, Tommy Verrett, Gerald Verrett, Timmy Boutte, John Domingue II and Sherman Verrett.
The Evangeline Funeral Home Inc. of New Iberia is in charge of arrangements.

Willie Mitchell Sr.
JEANERETTE - Services are pending for Willie Mitchell Sr., 78, who died Thursday, Dec. 4, 1997.
The Journet and Bolden Funeral Home of New Iberia is in charge of arrangements.

Tracey A. Martin
ST. MARTINVILLE - Services for Tracey Ann Martin, 32, the former Tracey Ann Williams, will begin at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Notre Dame Catholic Church with the Rev. John Tumawu officiating. Interment will be in the St. Joseph Catholic Church Cemetery in Loreauville.
Visitation will be from 7-10 a.m. Saturday with a 8 a.m. rosary at Fletcher Funeral Home in New Iberia with a procession traveling to St. Martinville at 10 a.m.
A resident of St. Martinville, Mrs. Martin died Sunday, Nov. 30, 1997, at her residence.
She was employed with Integrated Health Services at Heritage Manor North of New Iberia as a supervisor of the housekeeping and laundry department.
Mrs. Martin is survived by her parents, Adolph Williams Jr. and Mary Lasseigne Williams, both of St. Martinville; two daughters, Ebony Marie Martin and Albony Nichelle Martin, both of St. Martinville; one brother, Daniel Garrette of Richmond Hill, N.Y.; one sister, Catherine Williams of St. Martinville; her maternal grandfather, Joseph Lasseigne of St. Martinville; and her paternal grandmother, Josephine Williams of St. Martinville.
She was preceded in death by her husband Eugene Martin; her maternal grandmother, Catherine Lasseigne; her paternal grandfather, Adolph Williams Sr.; and one brother, Terry James Williams.
Pallbearers will be members of the immediate family.
Honorary pallbearers will be members of the immediate family.
The Fletcher Funeral Home of New Iberia is in charge of arrangements. 

Rosa B. Willis
ABBEVILLE - Services for Rosa Belle Willis, 80, will begin at 2 p.m. Saturday, at Macedonia Baptist Church with the Rev. E.J. Guidry officiating. Interment will be in the Carter Lewis Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 5-10 p.m., with a wake service to begin at 8 p.m. today at the church, which will reopen at 7 a.m. Saturday.
A resident of Abbeville, Mrs. Willis died Sunday, Nov. 30, 1997, at her residence following a brief illness.
She is survived by one son, Hubert Bessard Jr. of Abbeville; four daughters, Mary Lee Thompson and Brenda Matthews, both of Abbeville, Rose Willis Nunez and Alberta Rice, both of Houston; one sister-in-law, Inez Trice of Abbeville; one daughter-in-law, Eva C. Bessard; four sons-in-law, Albert Thompson and Howard Matthew Sr., both of Abbeville, Robert C. Nunez and Hayward Rice Jr., both of Houston; 25 grandchildren; 50 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
Mrs. Willis was preceded in death by her parents, Howard Willis and Ada Rudd Willis; one son, Howard Willis; one daughter, Ada Willis; and two brothers, Anderson Trice and Warren Willis.
Pallbearers will be Eric Washington, Robert Nunez Jr., Terry Bessard, Darrel Bessard, Howard Matthew Jr., Hayward Rice III and Hubert Bessard III.
Honorary pallbearers will be Hubert Bessard Jr., Howard Matthew Sr., Gary Guidry, Albert Thompson, Cecile Mitchell, Hayward Rice Jr. and Raymond Baptiste.
The Fletcher Funeral Home of Abbeville is in charge of arrangements.

Devin Broussard
DELCAMBRE - Services are pending for Devin Broussard, 3, who died at 3:08 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 4, 1997, at Abbeville General Hospital.
The David and Jacquemoud Funeral Home of New Iberia is in charge of arrangements.

Renoudet A. Touchet
FRANKLIN - Services for Renoudet A. "R.A." Touchet will begin at 2 p.m. today at The Church of Assumption with the Rev. Russo officiating. Interment will be in the Franklin Cemetery.
Visitation will be at Ibert's Chapel until the time of services.
A native of Youngsville and resident of Franklin, Mr. Touchet died at 7:25 p.m. Wednesday Dec. 3, 1997, at his residence.
He was a veteran of World War II having served in the South Pacific and a member of the VFW of Franklin.
Mr. Touchet is survived by his wife, Mildred Touchet of Franklin; one son, Douglas Touchet of Lafayette; two daughters, Robyhn Zalfen of Brusley and Judith Touchet of Franklin; one brother, Hewell Touchet of Texas; two sisters, Mable Picard and Gladys Romero, both of New Iberia; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Leopold Touchet; one brother, Paulin Touchet; and one son, Clyde Touchet.
Ibert's Mortuary of Franklin is in charge of arrangements.

Ruth Voorhies Bourque
Funeral Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, December 6, 1997, in St. Peter's Catholic Church for Ruth Voorhies Bourque, 87, who died at her residence on December 5, 1997, following a lengthy illness. Monsignor J. Guy Lemoine, pastor of St. Peter's Catholic Church will officiate.
Interment will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.
Mrs. Bourque, a native and lifelong resident of New Iberia, graduated from Mt. Carmel Academy in 1926, attended the Academy of the Sacred Heart in Grand Coteau, and graduated from Dominican College in 1931. She taught English for many years and retired from New Iberia High School. She was a devoted member of the St. Peter's Church Choir for many years.
She is survived by two sisters, Grace Voorhies Spiller and Irene Voorhies Minvielle, both of New Iberia, and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her daughter, Muriel Bourque; by her parents, Paul E. Voorhies and Evie Delcambre Voorhies; by her brothers, Cornelius P. Voorhies Sr. and Richard P. Voorhies Sr.; by a nephew, Alfred J. Voorhies; and a great-nephew, Jerry Joseph Voorhies.
Pallbearers will be Dr. Cornelius P. Voorhies Jr., Dr. Donald J. Voorhies, Dudley P. Spiller Jr., Daniel Spiller, Leon J. Minvielle III and L. Steven Minvielle.
Honorary pallbearer is Tommy Gros.
Visitation is from 1 p.m. Saturday until time of services.
The family prefers memorials to Catholic High Endowment Fund, 1301 DeLaSalle Drive, New Iberia, LA 70560.
The Evangeline Funeral Home of New Iberia is in charge of arrangements.

Ke'era Roshelle Colar
Services will be held for Ke'era Roshelle Colar, an infant who died Wednesday, Dec. 3, 1997, at Dauterive Hospital in New Iberia.
Interment for the Jeanerette infant will be in St. Jude Cemetery in New Iberia, following graveside services at 11 a.m. Saturday.
The David Funeral Home of New Iberia is in charge of arrangements.

Jonathan Tyler Kirschman
Graveside services will be held on Monday, December 8, 1997, at 2 p.m. at Holy Family Cemetery in New Iberia for Jonathan Tyler Kirschman. The infant died on Friday at 12:45 a.m. at a Lafayette hospital.
He is survived by his parents, William Todd and Leta Manasco Kirschman of New Iberia; his paternal grandparents, William and Elaine Kirschman of West Mifflin, Penn.; his maternal grandmother, Vivian Manasco of Jasper, Ala.; and his paternal great-grandparents, Charles and Mildred Rowe of Holiday, Fla.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, William Manasco.
The David Funeral Home of New Iberia is in charge of the arrangements.

Dru Scott Duplantis
ST. MARTINVILLE - Services for Dru Scott Duplantis, 25, will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 7, 1997, at Jenkins Memorial Baptist Church in St. Martinville.
Interment will be in the St. Michael Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday at Pellerin Funeral Home of St. Martinville, which will reopen at 9 a.m. Sunday until time of service.
A resident of St. Martinville, Duplantis died Friday, Dec. 5, 1997, in St. Martinville.
He was employed by Nolan "Noonie" Duplantis and Sons Farms.
He is survived by his parents, Warren "Tookie" Duplantis and Janice Blanchard Duplantis of St. Martinville; his paternal grandmother, Helen Rist Duplantis of St. Martinville; his maternal grandmother, Rose Theriot Blanchard of St. Martinville; one brother, Tim Duplantis of Lafayette; and two sisters, Linett Duplantis Horn of Livingston and Kelly Duplantis of Lafayette.
He was preceded in death by both his grandfathers, Harold Armand Duplantis and John Joseph Blanchard.
Pallbearers are "Noonie" Duplantis Jr., Pierre Landry, Guy Cormier, Troy Blanchard, Ray Thibodeaux Jr. and David Broussard.
The Pellerin Funeral Home of St. Martinville is in charge of arrangements.

Catherine W. Fisher
Services for Mrs. Benny Fisher, 39, the former Catherine Wilson, will begin at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 7, 1997, at First United Pentecostal Church, with the Rev. C.W. Hagan officiating. Interment will be in Memorial Park Cemetery in New Iberia.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday at David Funeral Home in New Iberia, which will reopen from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sunday.
A native of Buras and a resident of Coteau, Mrs. Fisher died at 8:14 a.m., Friday, Dec. 5, 1997, in an auto accident on U.S. 90 at Hwy. 88 in New Iberia.
She was a deaf interpreter at L.J. Alleman School in Lafayette and a member of the Deaf Action Center.
She is survived by her husband, Benny Fisher of Coteau; her parents, Caulton "Gene" Wilson and Geraldine Barrilleaux Wilson of New Iberia; a daughter, Jessica Fisher of Coteau; and a sister, Mrs. Dennis (Anne) Harrish of Spring Boro, Ohio.
She was preceded in death by her daughter, Rachel Nicole Fisher; and a brother, Kevin Wayne Wilson.
The David Funeral Home of New Iberia is in charge of arrangements.

Rachel Nicole Fisher
Services for Rachel Nicole Fisher, 7, will begin at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 7, 1997, at the First United Pentecostal Church, with the Rev. C.W. Hagan officiating. Interment will be in Memorial Park Cemetery in New Iberia.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday at David Funeral Home of New Iberia, which will reopen from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sunday.
A native of New Iberia and a resident of Coteau, Miss Fisher died at 8:14 a.m. Friday, Dec. 5, 1997, in an auto accident on U.S. 90 at Hwy. 88 in New Iberia.
She was a second grade student at Coteau Elementary School.
She is survived by her father, Benny Fisher of Coteau; her mother, Debbie Grabert of Houma; a half-sister, Kimberly Baudoin of Houma; her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Byrd of Cade, Mr. and Mrs. John Fisher of Tullalah, Mr. and Mrs. Harris Grabert of Houma, and Mr. and Mrs. Caulton "Gene" Wilson of New Iberia; and a sister, Jessica Fisher of Coteau.
She was preceded in death by her step-mother, Catherine Wilson Fisher.
The David Funeral Home of New Iberia is in charge of arrangements.

Antoinette Marie Jackson
Services for Antoinette Marie Jackson, 27, will begin at 8 p.m. today at Fletcher Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Morris Evans officiating. Interment will be in the St. Paul Cemetery at 10 a.m. Monday.
Visitation will be held from 4 to 10 p.m. today at the funeral home, which will reopen at 7 a.m. Monday until the time of dismissal.
A resident of New Iberia, Miss Jackson died Monday morning, Dec. 1, 1997, at her residence.
She is survived by her mother, Elaine Jackson of New Iberia; her father, Kenneth Lavine of Houston; her stepfather, Lloyd Brown of New Iberia; one son, Devon Jackson of New Iberia; one daughter, Frednika Jackson of New Iberia; one sister, Tina Jackson of New Iberia; an uncle, Rene Jackson of New Iberia; an aunt, Rose Bienvenu; her maternal grandparents, August and Helen Robertson of New Iberia; and her paternal grandmother, Lizzie Lavine of New Iberia.
She was preceded in death by her paternal grandfather, Eugene Lavine.
Pallbearers will be Walter Bienvenu, Rene Jackson, Alfred Joseph, Ronald Batiste, Darrel Batiste and Troy Spencer.
Honorary pallbearers will be Roy Demouchet, Kenneth Lavine, Lloyd Brown and Quintin Jackson.
The Fletcher Funeral Home of New Iberia is in charge of arrangements. 

Shirley L. Guidry
Services for Mrs. Charles Guidry, 78, the former Shirley Landry, will begin at 2 p.m. Monday, at David Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Charles Thevis officiating. Interment will be in the Holy Family Cemetery in New Iberia.
Visitation will be from 2:30 to 10 p.m. Sunday, with a 7 p.m. rosary at the David Funeral Home of New Iberia, which will reopen 8 a.m. Monday until time of services. A 1 p.m. rosary service will be recited Monday by Patrick LeBlanc.
A native of Abbeville and a resident of New Iberia, Mrs. Guidry died at 8:35 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, 1997, in a New Iberia nursing home. She was a housewife prior to her residency at the nursing home.
She is survived by her husband, Charles Guidry of New Iberia; a brother and sister-in-law, Lester and Marjorie P. Landry of New Iberia; a brother and sister-in-law, Preston and Sandy S. Landry of Metairie; a brother, Tony Landry of Mereaux; three grandchildren, Shannon and Sharon Grigsby and Larry LeBlanc Jr., all of Destrehan; a sister, Mary Lee Derouen of Violet; a sister and brother-in-law, Janet and Michael Kaufman of Braithwaite; one great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Clodiase and Lidia Weekly Landry; her daughter, Genevieve David LeBlanc; four brothers, Dores Landry, Harry Landry, Junius Landry and Paul "U.J." Landry; two grandchildren, Michael and Clifton Grigsby Jr.; and three sisters, Eva Dugas, Nerlina Quebodeaux and Maydrin Treadaway.
Family members will serve as pallbearers.
The David Funeral Home of New Iberia is in charge of arrangements.

Donell Jackson
Services are pending for Donell Jackson, 47, who died at 11:38 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, 1997, at Iberia Medical Center following a brief illness.
The Fletcher Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Shannon A. Caulking
Services are pending for Mrs. Theodore Caulking, 27, the former Shannon Albert, who died at 4:50 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 7, 1997.
The Evangeline Funeral Home Inc. of New Iberia is in charge of arrangements. 

Devin D. Broussard
DELCAMBRE - Services for Devin Dominic Broussard, 3, will begin at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at St. Martin De Porres Catholic Church. Interment will be in the Our Lady of the Lake Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Saturday, with a 10 a.m. rosary at the church.
A native of Lafayette and resident of Delcambre, Devin died at 3:08 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 4, 1997, at Abbeville General Hospital.
The David and Jacquemoud Funeral Home of New Iberia is in charge of arrangements.

Harry Davis Jr.
Services are pending for Harry Davis Jr. who died Monday, Dec. 8, 1997.
The Fletcher Funeral Home of New Iberia is in charge of arrangements.

Lawrence Chambers
ST. MARTINVILLE - Services are pending for Lawrence Chambers, 83, who died Monday, Dec. 8, 1997, at Columbia Medical Center of Southwest.
The Fletcher Funeral Home of New Iberia is in charge of arrangements.

Elizabeth LeBlanc
ERATH - Services for Mrs. Lonnie LeBlanc, 50, the former Elizabeth Newsom, will begin at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Broussard Funeral Home with the Rev. Mark Norwood officiating. Interment will be in the Delcambre Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 8 a.m.-10 p.m. today at the funeral home which will reopen at 8 a.m. Wednesday.
Mrs. LeBlanc died at 7:45 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 7, 1997, at her home.
The Broussard Funeral Home of Erath is in charge of arrangements.

Donovan C. Davidson
Services for Donovan Charles Davidson, 3 months, will begin at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Evangeline Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Conley Bertrand officiating. Interment will be in the Holy Family Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 2-10 p.m. today with at 6 p.m. rosary at the funeral home, which will reopen at 8 a.m. Wednesday.
A native of New Iberia and resident of Delcambre, Donovan died at 9 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 7, 1997.
He is survived by his parents, Donald A. and Christine Stevens Davidson Sr. of Delcambre; two brothers, Dillon D. Davidson and Donovan's twin brother, Donald A. Davidson Jr., both of Delcambre; two sisters, Kristie A. Davidson and Tiffany R. Davidson, both of Delcambre; his paternal grandparents, Charles and Christine Sumner Davidson, both of New Iberia; his maternal grandmother, Belinda Sonnier of New Iberia; his maternal grandfather and step grandmother, Irvin and Dorothy Stevens Jr.
Pallbearers will be Charles Davidson, Irvin Stevens Jr., Gilbert Hoffpauir and Danny Davidson.
Honorary pallbearers will be Jimmy Davidson and Michael Stevens.
The Evangeline Funeral Home Inc. of New Iberia is in charge of arrangements.

Shannon A. Caulking
Services for Mrs. Theodore Ray "Teddy" Caulking Sr., 27, the former Shannon Albert, will begin at 2 p.m. Wednesday at First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Mike McLaurin officiating. Interment will be in the Rosehill Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m.-10 p.m. today at Evangeline Funeral Home, which will reopen at 8 a.m. Wednesday until the time of services. 
A native and resident of New Iberia, Mrs. Caulking died at 4:50 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 7, 1997.
She is survived by her husband, Theodore Ray "Teddy" Caulking Sr. of New Iberia; her mother, Patricia Dugan Albert of New Iberia; one son, Teddy Caulking Jr. of New Iberia; two daughters, Christine Albert and Shana Caulking, both of New Iberia; one brother, Duyane Albert of New Iberia; and one sister, Cynthia Barras of New Iberia.
Mrs. Caulking was preceded in death by her father, Harry Albert; her maternal grandparents, Walter and Olive Romero Dugan; and her paternal grandparents, Burton and Edmae Cormier Albert.
Pallbearers will be Gary Garb, Richard Pellerin, Mark Vaughn, Tommy Barras, Alton Albert and Jr. Leger.
Honorary pallbearer will be Duyane Albert.
The Evangeline Funeral Home Inc. of New Iberia is in charge of arrangements.

Lawrence R. Barras
Services for Lawrence Roland Barras, 70, will begin at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Evangeline Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Reggie Ogea officiating.
Visitation will be from 5-9 p.m. today at the funeral home, which will reopen at 8 a.m. Wednesday until the time of services.
A native of Napoleonville, former resident of Morgan City and resident of New Iberia, Mr. Barras died at 2:43 p.m. Monday, Dec. 8, 1997, at a New Iberia hospital.
He was employed with J. Ray McDermott Fabricators for 25 years, past member of First Baptist Church in Morgan City and a member of Highland Baptist Church.
Mr. Barras is survived by his wife, Selina Violette Barras of New Iberia; two sons, Mark L. Barras and his wife, Jodi Falgout Barras, both of New Iberia, and Charles E. Peavy II and his wife, Clara Mason Peavy, both of Branson, Mo.; three brothers, Manuel L. Barras of Houston, Allen J. Barras and Earl Barras, both of Morgan City; one sister, Hazel T. Ponds of Dickinson, Texas; and six grandchildren, Yogi Barras, Brooks Barras and Emily Barras, all of New Iberia; Debbie Peavy, Bridget Peavy and Charles Peavy III, all of Branson.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Enodis and Esma Aucoin Barras; two brothers; and one sister.
Pallbearers will be Charles Peavy II, Earl Barras, Yogi Barras, Brooks Barras, Mark Barras and Allen Barras.
The Evangeline Funeral Home Inc. of New Iberia is in charge of arrangements.


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