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Esme B. Boutte
Services for Esme B. Boutte, 88, will begin at 10 a.m. Thursday at David Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Albert Boumans officiating. Entombment will be in the Memorial Park Mausoleum.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. today with a 7 p.m. rosary at the funeral home, which will reopen at 8 a.m. Thursday.
A native of Loreauville and resident of New Iberia, Mrs. Boutte died at 3:55 p.m. Monday, March 30, 1998, at her daughter's residence.
She was a former employee of The Daily Iberian.
Mrs. Boutte is survived by one daughter, Fay B. Thomas of New Iberia; one brother, Roy Boutte of New Iberia; two sisters, Mrs. Emile (Lizzie) Haydel and Earline B. Migues, both of New Iberia; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Simon Joseph Boutte; her parents, Joseph Louis and Ira Margaret Decoux Boutte; one brother, Louis Boutte; one grandson, Timothy Thomas; and two sisters, Louise Boutte and Hazel B. Orr.
Pallbearers will be Zie Thomas Sr., Roy Boutte, Joe Haydel, Donald LaBauve, Fredy Thomas and Zie Thomas Jr.
The David Funeral Home of New Iberia is in charge of arrangements.

Alice J. Bigler
FRANKLIN - Services for Alice Juanita "Red" Bigler, 80, will begin at 2 p.m Thursday at Ibert's Chapel with the Rev. Rowell officiating. Interment will be in the Franklin Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
A resident of Franklin, Miss Bigler died Monday, March 30, 1998, at Franklin Nursing Home.
Miss Bigler graduated from Franklin High School. After working many years for Columbia Plantation, the Draft Board and Blevins Motor Co., she joined the U.S. Navy Reserve, and attained the rank of chief yeoman. She served in Naval Intelligence in Washington from 1943-1947 and was a charter member of Women in Miliary Service for America – a memorial that honors all women of all wars who served for America. After returning from military service, she attended SLI (now USL) in Lafayette, and received a degree in business and English. She was a member of the Freshman Honor Society, Lamda Omega, Tri-Sigma Sorority, and the Red Jackets. After graduating from college, she went to work for Shell Oil Co. in Franklin and Morgan City and retired after 26 years of service as administrative assistant in the off-shore division. Miss Bigler was also a member of the First United Methodist Church.
She is survived by four brothers, Louis S. Bigler of Lafayette, H.M. Bigler Jr.and William R. Bigler, both of Franklin and Clyde S. Bigler of Baytown, Texas; four sisters, Elizabeth B. Carr and Majorie B. Shinn, both of Franklin, Rosemary B. Romero of New Iberia and Marguerite B. Primeaux of Hayes; 23 nieces and nephews and a host of friends and relatives.
Miss Bigler was preceded in death by her parents, Henry Mayer Bigler Sr. and Alice Ellen Kappel Bigler; and one brother, Karl J. Bigler.
Memorial donations may be made to Women in Military Service for America, P.O. 96742, Washington, D.C. 20077-7771, First United Methodist Church or the St. Mary chapter of the American Cancer Society.
Ibert's Mortuary Inc. of Franklin is in charge of arrangements.

Cynthia P. LeBlanc
Services for Mrs. Dewey A. LeBlanc, 77, the former Cynthia Jane Powell, will begin at 2 p.m Thursday at Evangeline Funeral Home with the Rev. Donald Pharr of Word of Faith Deliverance Center officiating. Entombment will be in the Sacred Heart Mausoleum in Broussard.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m.-10 p.m. today at the funeral home, which will reopen at 8 a.m. Thursday.
A native of Trion, Ga., and resident of New Iberia, Mrs. LeBlanc died at 7 a.m. Tuesday, March 31, 1998, in a local hospital.
She is survived by her husband, Dewey A. LeBlanc of New Iberia; two daughters, Mrs. Jennie Viola Watson and her husband Troy S. Watson and Cynthia Dolores Swanson, all of Dallas; one sister, Mae Vance of Somerville, Ga.; 11 grandchildren, Diane and Andy Landry of Jeanerette, Ray and Nancy Reed of Pottsboro, Texas, Ronnie and Bertie Bledsoe of Chicago, Susan Delaine and Don Pharr of Broussard, Cynthia Kathleen Schwab of Fort Worth, Texas, and Timothy and Joyce Watson of Dallas; 13 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Mrs. LeBlanc was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Jennie Simmons Powell; and three sisters, Lockie Griffeth, Eva Wilson and Ruth Bryson.
Pallbearers will be members of the family.
The Evangeline Funeral Home Inc. of New Iberia is in charge of arrangements.

Eunice M. Hebert
HITCHOCK, Texas - Funeral Mass for Eunice Mire Hebert, 92, was held Tuesday, March 31, 1998, at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church with the Rev. Peter Ferguson officiating. Interment was in the Galveston Memorial Park.
A native of Jeanerette, former resident of Franklin, and resident of Hitchock for more than 40 years, Mrs. Hebert died Friday, March 27, 1998.
She is survived by two sons, Robert Hebert of Hitchock and Jerome Hebert of Santa Fe, Texas; and two brothers, Clifford Mire of Galveston and Fred Mire of Jeanerette.
Mrs. Hebert was preceded in death by her husband, Abel Hebert.

Scott Stoute
LONGVIEW, Texas - Services for Scott Stoute, 39, will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary's Catholic Church with the Revs. Gavin and Joe officiating. Interment will be in the Rosewood Park
A rosary with Rev. Mark officiating will be held at 7 p.m. Friday at Croley Chapel in Gilmer, Texas.
A native of Lafayette and resident of Longview, Mr. Stoute died Wednesday, March 25, 1998, in Saudi Arabia as the result of an automobile accident. 
He was employed in sales and service for Halliburton.
He is survived by his wife, Donna Stoute of Longview; two daughters, Mitzi Stoute and Savannah Stoute, both of Longview; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Stoute of New Iberia; one brother, Greg Stoute of Kingwood, Texas; one sister, Charlene Martinez of Longview; and his mother-in-law, Charlene Brannon of Diana, Texas.
The Croley Funeral Home of Gilmer, Texas, is in charge of arrangements.

Aubrey Jeffreys
Services for Aubrey "Jeff" Jeffreys, 85, will begin at 10 a.m. Friday at David Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Reggie Ogea officiating. Interment will be in Beau Pre Memorial Park Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 5-9 p.m. today at David Funeral Home, which will reopen at 8 a.m. Friday.
A native of Brownwood, Texas, and resident of New Iberia, Mr. Jeffreys died at 3:45 p.m. Wednesday, April 1, 1998, at Dauterive Hospital.
He retried from Exxon after 32 years of service as a construction foreman. Mr. Jeff was well known among trail riding groups for his lifetime enjoyment of riding and his commitment to encouraging many young people to get involved in horsemanship. He was a veteran of the North African campaign during World War II.
Mr. Jeffreys is survived by his wife, Bernice Bronson Jeffreys of New Iberia; one son, Edward A. Jeffreys of New Iberia; one daughter-in-law, Jacklyn Prince Jeffreys of New Iberia; one grandson and his wife, David and Stephanie Richard Jeffreys of Magnolia, Miss.; one granddaughter and her husband, Timothy and Gretchen Jeffreys Stewart of Fort Smith, Ark.; and one great-grandson, Aaron Jeffreys of Magnolia.
He was preceded in death by his parents, George Iven and Elizabeth Burleson Jeffreys; three brothers, Norman Jeffreys, Richard Jeffreys and William Jeffreys; and three sisters, Maggie Lou Corbel, Lucy Delashaw and Bonnie Belle Whitwell.
Pallbearers will be David Jeffreys, Timothy Stewart, Larry Guidry, Bruno Habety, Errol Neuville and Allen Hebert.
Honorary pallbearers will be C.L. Viator, Wilsey Boudoin, Jimmy Geer, Pat Pondrom, Hugh Breaux and Carrol Mestayer.
The David Funeral Home Inc. of New Iberia is in charge of arrangements.

Donald J. Moulis
LAFAYETTE - Services for Donald J. Moulis, 71, will begin at 2 p.m. today at Delhomme Bertrand Chapel of the Flowers with the Rev. Michael Champagne officiating. Interment will be in the Lafayette Memorial Park Cemetery. 
Visitation will be at the funeral home until the time of services.
A native of St. Martinville and resident of Lafayette, Mr. Moulis died at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 1, 1998, at his residence.
He retired after 30 years of service with the Lafayette Utility System as the chief operator and chemist at the "Doc Bonin" Electric Generating Station, where he received commendations for his outstanding services in that capacity.
A veteran of World War II, he served in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Kalinin Bay, participating in the Pacific Operations in the Marshall Islands, the Titian capture and occupation, Western Carolina Islands and the Battle for Leyte Gulf. His awards and decorations include the Victory Medal, Asiatic Pacific Medal with four stars, American Area Medal, the Philippine Liberation Medal with one star, Presidential Unit Citation with one star, and a commendation at Meritorious Mast for excellent performances against the Japanese Surface Forces.
His commendation for the Battle of Leyte Gulf reads as follows; "Your nation and its citizens will never forget your sacrifices and gallant action during that stressful period." He was also commended for devotion to duty, courage and uncommon bravery. Mr. Moulis was also called upon and served with the U.S. Navy during the Korean Conflict.
Mr. Moulis is survived by his wife, Joyce Olivier Moulis of Lafayette; three sons, David and his wife, Mary Moulis, Mark and his wife, Vickie Moulis and Frank Moulis all of Lafayette; three daughters, Donna Moulis Rabeaux and her husband, Karl Rabeaux of Youngsville, Cathrine Moulis of Houston and Nancy Moulis of Youngsville; one brother, Col. Wallace J. Moulis, U.S. Army Ret., of Arlington, Va.; one sister, Florence Mestayer of Loreauville; eight grandchildren, Kristi M. LaCaze, Scott Moulis, Jason Rabeaux, Nicholas Rabeaux, Holly Harmon, Andy Harmon, Marshall Moulis and Malloy Moulis; and five great-grandchildren; Ashley LaCaze, Laney LaCaze, Dustin Rabeaux, Kourtney Moulis and Ashley Bourque.
He was preceded in death by two sons, Jeffrey Moulis and Edward Moulis; two brothers, Ralph Moulis and Warren Moulis; and one sister, Rowena M. Boudreaux.
Pallbearers will be Scott Moulis, Karl Rabeaux, Jason Rabeaux, Nicholas Rabeaux, Richard LaCaze, Ned Hawkins, Karl Mestayer and Brian Resweber.
Honorary pallbearers will be Andy Harmon, Marshall Moulis, Malloy Moulis, Donald Olivier, John O'Donavan and Dustin Rabeaux.
The Delhomme Funeral Home of Lafayette is in charge of arrangements.

Mattie W. Henry
Services for Mattie W. Henry, 62, the former Mattie Welcome, will begin at 2 p.m. Saturday at Star Pilgrim Baptist Church. Interment will be in the church cemetery.
Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. at the church.
A native of New Iberia and resident of Houston for five years, Mrs. Henry died at 9:30 am. Sunday, March 29, 1998, at Columbia Hospital in Houston.
She is survived by four sons, Charlie Henry Jr. and Dwayne Henry, both of Houston, Warren Henry and Terry Henry, both of Maurice; four daughters, Gloria Doucette, Diane H. Johnson, Betty Mitchell and Lisa Henry, all of Houston; seven brothers, Junius Welcome, Harry Welcome, Aurthur Welcome, Lorne Welcome, James Welcome and Roy Welcome, all of New Iberia and Harrison Welcome of Houston; one sister, Mary Ann W. Rideaux of New Iberia; 13 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Mrs. Henry was preceded in death by her husband, Charlie Henry Sr.; her parents, Harry Welcome Sr. and Mary St. Julian Welcome; two sons, Michael Henry and Jerry Henry; and one daughter, Mona Henry.
Pallbearers will be Wilton Livingston, James Welcome, Charlie Henry Jr., Willis Anderson, Curtis Johnson and Warren Henry.
The Fondal Funeral Home of Houston, Texas, is in charge of arrangements.

Roselie George
Services for Roselie George, 74, the former Roselie Londo, will begin at 7 p.m. today at Fletcher Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Edward Tauriac officiating. Interment will be in the Mount Zion Baptist Cemetery in Petit Anse at 11 a.m. Saturday.
Visitation will be from 4-10 p.m. today at the funeral home, which will reopen at 7:30 a.m. Saturday.
A resident of Avery Island for many years, Mrs. George died at 5 p.m. Monday, March 30, 1998, at her residence following a brief illness.
She is survived by two sons, Lester Harris Jr. of Sweeny, Texas, and Norbert George Jr. of Baldwin; two daughters, Ida Arceneaux of Avery Island and Leona Faye Irving of Angleton, Texas; two brothers, Wilton Londo of Alexandria and Issac Londo Jr. of New Iberia; two sisters, Rosemary Anthony of New Iberia and Audrey Moore of Houston; 18 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Mrs. George was preceded in death by her parents, Issac Londo Sr. and Emma S. Londo; her husband, Norbert George Sr.; two daughters, Emma Lee Harris and Ines Harris; three brothers, Stewart Londo, Walter Londo and Wallace Londo; and three sisters, Victoria Broussard, Dorothy Mae Shello and Mary Hayes.
Pallbearers will be Wilson James Shello Jr., Floyd Arceneaux, Arthur Shello, Wilson James Shello III, William Andrew and Weston George.
Honorary pallbearers will be Lester Harris Jr., Norbert George Jr., Wilton Andrew, Nathan Walker, Rufus Irving and Issac Londo Jr. 
The Fletcher Funeral Home of New Iberia is in charge of arrangements.

Ronald J. Derouen
Services for Ronald Jacque Derouen, 56, will begin at 3 p.m. Tuesday at St. Peter’s Catholic Church with the Rev. William Rogalla officiating. Entombment will be in the Holy Family Mausoleum with Military Rites conducted by VFW Post No. 1982.
Visitation will be from 2:30-10 p.m. today with a 7 p.m. rosary at David Funeral Home, which will reopen at 8 a.m. Tuesday.
A native of Jeanerette and resident of New Iberia, Mr. Derouen died at 1:48 p.m Saturday, April 4, 1998, at Dauterive Hospital. 
He was a technician and a U.S. Navy veteran.
Mr. Derouen is survived his wife, Georgie Kelly Derouen of New Iberia; his mother, Mary Mae LeBlanc Derouen of Jeanerette; two sons, Donovan Derouen and Ron Derouen, both of New Iberia; one step son, R.P. Boutte of New Iberia; two step daughters, Anita Boutte Berard and Bridget Boutte, both of New Iberia; two brothers, Alcee John Derouen and Eli Derouen, both of Jeanerette; one sister, Marian Derouen Dartez of New Iberia; one grandson, Donovan Derouen Jr. of New Iberia; and one step granddaughter, Kailey Boutte of New Iberia.
He was preceded in death by his father, Jacque Derouen; one son, Stacy Derouen; and his first wife, Peggy Mae Aucoin Derouen.
Pallbearers will be Ronnie Aucoin, Ben Dartez, Dean Dartez, John Derouen, Jordan Derouen and James Wright.
Honorary Pallbearers will be R.P. Boutte, Marcus Dartez, Rusty Dartez and Kip Gonsonlin.
The David Funeral Home of New Iberia is in charge of arrangements.

Lionel Martin Sr.
JEANERETTE - Services for Lionel Martin Sr., 94, will begin at 2 p.m. Tuesday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church with the Rev. Ed Degeyter officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery.
Visitation will be from 5-10 p.m. today with a 7 p.m. rosary at David and Landry Funeral Home, which will reopen at 8 a.m. Tuesday.
A native and resident of Jeanerette, Mr. Martin died at 5:05 p.m. Sunday, April 5, 1998.
He was a retired auto mechanic for Lapeyrouse Motors for 35 years, a member of the Jeanerette Volunteer Fire Department, a former member of Jeanerette Knights of Columbus and an inactive member of Woodmen of the World.
Mr. Martin is survived by one son, Lionel Martin Jr. of Franklin; three daughters, Mrs. T.J. (Jo Ella) Guillotte and Mrs. Donald (Mary Lee) St. Germain, both of Jeanerette, and Mrs. Roy (Jeanette) Cunningham of New Iberia; one sister, Odetta Martin Rivette of New Orleans; 17 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Sadie Martin; his parents, Jacques Martin and Eva Boudreaux Martin; one son, Jackie Martin; two brothers, Deluke Martin and Leonard Martin; one sister, Emily Martin Breaux; and one grandson, Roy Cunningham Jr.
Pallbearers will be Glenn St. Germain, Todd Martin, Randy Martin, Jeffrey Kern, Ernie Cunningham and Larry Segura.
Honorary pallbearers will be Brad Martin, T. J. Guillotte, Roy Cunningham, Donald St. Germain and Dr. Steve Boudreaux.
The David and Landry Funeral Home of Jeanerette is in charge of arrangements.

Henry Schexnyder
ABBEVILLE - Services for Henry Schexnyder, 77, will begin at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church. Interment will be in the Baudoin Cemetery in Milton. 
Visitation will begin at 8:30 a.m. today with a 6:30 p.m. rosary at David and Hebert Funeral Home which will remain open all night.
A native and resident of Maurice, Mr. Schexnyder died at 2:45 p.m. Monday, April 6, 1998, at Abbeville General Hospital.
The David and Hebert Funeral Home of Abbeville is in charge of arrangements. 

James W. Collins
Services for James "Jim" W. Collins, 70, will begin at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church with the Revs. Keith DeRouen and Steve LeBlanc officiating. Entombment will be in the Holy Family Mausoleum with military graveside services conducted by VFW Post No. 1982.
Visitation will be from 5-9 p.m. today with a 7 p.m. rosary at Evangeline Funeral Home, which will reopen at 9 a.m. Wednesday.
A native of Enterprise, Ala., and resident of New Iberia for 47 years, Mr. Collins died at 7:05 p.m. Monday, April 6, 1998, at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital following a brief illness.
He was an original owner of Cardinal Wireline Specialists Inc. and retired after 33 successful years in that capacity. Mr. Collins was a 1951 graduate of Auburn University and a Marine Corps veteran. He was also involved in the formation of the Evangeline Little League, the Boy Scouts of America and the Panther Club.
Mr. Collins is survived by his wife, Theresa LaBiche Collins of New Iberia; three sons, James Neil Collins and Gene Micheal Collins both of New Iberia and John William Collins of Forest Hill, Md.; one daughter, Karen Theresa Collins of Burnville, Minn.; one sister, Nell Collins Hardwick of Panama City, Fla.; 10 grandchildren, Beau Fontenot, Lauren Fontenot, Weeks Collins, Nicholas Collins, Elena Quevedo, Victoria Quevedo, Jamie Collins, Chris Collins, Claire Collins and Nicole Collins.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Eugene Wallace Collins and Ellen Miller Collins; and one brother, Guy Collins.
Pallbearers will be Steven Boudreaux, Billy Lohr, Richard Johnson, Dr. Mark S. DeRouen, Jamie Collins and Beau Fontenot.
Honorary pallbearers will be Numa LaBiche, Dr. Joseph Musso, Charles Lemaire, Tom Holleman, Erroll Delahoussaye, Jon Delahoussaye, Herman "Chick" Falgout, Paul Crochet, Gilbert Rejewski, David Graugnard, Danny Dartez, Red Gremillion, Weeks Collins and Chris Collins.
Memorials may be made to National Kidney Foundation: P.O. Box 13821, New Orleans, La. 70185-3821 or to the charity of one's choice.
The Evangeline Funeral Home of New Iberia is in charge of arrangements.

D'Aun T. Shampine
LOREAUVILLE - Services for Mrs. Roger Shampine, 38, the former D'Aun "Peanut" Thibeaux, will begin at 12:30 p.m. Thursday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church with the Rev Charles Thevis officiating. Interment will be in the All Saints Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 4:30-9 p.m. today with a 7 p.m. rosary at David Funeral Home of Loreauville, which will reopen at 8 a.m. Thursday.
A native of New Iberia and resident of Loreauville, Mrs. Shampine died at 8:06 p.m. Monday, April 6, 1998, at M.D. Anderson Hospital in Houston. 
She was a housewife.
Mrs. Shampine is survived by her husband, Roger Shampine of Loreauville; her parents, Preston and Rita Mae LeBlanc Thibeaux Sr., of New Iberia; two sons, Chad Shampine and Travis Shampine, both of Loreauville; two daughters, Melanie Shampine and Tracie Shampine, both of Loreauville; three brothers, Bryan Thibeaux and Michael Thibeaux, both of Loreauville, and Preston Thibeaux Jr. of New Iberia; one sister, Susan T. D'Avy of Coteau; and her grandparents, Ravis and Margaret Thibeaux, of New Iberia. 
Pallbearers will be Jason Thibeaux, Chris D'Avy, Dustin D'Avy, Jacob D'Avy, Zeke D'Avy and Troy Berard.
The David Funeral Home of Loreauville is in charge of arrangements.

Alice H. Perry
ERATH - Services for Mrs. Hebrard Perry, 86, the former Alice Hebert, will begin at 12:30 p.m. Thursday at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. Interment will be in the church cemetery.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m.-10 p.m. today with a 7 p.m. rosary at David and Broussard Funeral Home, which will reopen at 8 a.m. Thursday. 
A native of Vermilion Parish and resident of Abbeville, Mrs. Perry died at 1:20 p.m. Tuesday, April 7, 1998, at Lafayette General Medical Center.
The David and Broussard Funeral Home of Erath is in charge of arrangements.

Robert Blanchard
Services for Robert "ToBee" Blanchard, 73, will begin at 3 p.m. Thursday at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church with the Rev. Mike Guidry officiating. Entombment will be in the Memorial Park Mausoleum. 
Visitation will begin at 4 p.m. today with a 7 p.m. rosary at Evangeline Funeral Home, which will remain open all night.
A native of Lafayette and resident of New Iberia, Mr. Blanchard died at 6:45 a.m. today, April 8, 1998, at a local hospital.
He worked for Trappey's for 41 years, 16 of which he was a truck driver and the remainder in the factory. He was a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church.
Mr. Blanchard is survived by his wife, Mae Bernard Blanchard of New Iberia; one brother, Hugues "Earl NoNo" Blanchard of New Iberia; and one sister, Victoria B. Romero of New Iberia.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Galbert Blanchard and Talita LaPointe Blanchard; and one sister, Eula B. Touchet.
The Evangeline Funeral Home Inc. of New Iberia is in charge of arrangements.

Joyce D. Boutte
Services are pending for Mrs. Elton Paul Boutte, 51, the former Joyce Dozier, who died at 1:10 a.m. today, April 8, 1998, at a local hospital.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday at Evangeline Funeral Home, which will reopen at 8 a.m. Saturday.
The Evangeline Funeral Home Inc. of New Iberia is in charge of arrangements.

Alvin J. Champagne
ST. MARTINVILLE - Services for Alvin Joseph Champagne, 38, will begin at 4 p.m. Thursday at St. Martin de Tours Catholic Church with the Rev. Austin Leger officiating. Interment will be in the St. Michael's Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 4-10 p.m. today with an 8:15 p.m. rosary at Evangeline Funeral Home, which will reopen at 8 a.m. Thursday.
A native and resident of St. Martinville, Mr. Champagne died Tuesday, April 7, 1998. 
He is survived by his mother, Goldie Roseberry Champagne of St. Martinville; three brothers, Michael H. Champagne and Robert R. Champagne, both of St. Martinville and Larry Champagne of Lebanon, Mo.; two sisters, Donna C. Stockberger of New Iberia and Lisa C. Laviolette of St. Martinville; and 12 nieces and nephews.
Mr. Champagne was preceded in death by his father, Louis Joseph Champagne.
Pallbearers will be Robert Champagne, Michael Champagne, Robert Louis Champagne, James Akers, Peter Foti and Martin Alleman.
The Evangeline Funeral Home Inc. of St. Martinville is in charge of arrangements.

Robert A. Bienvenu Sr.
ST. MARTINVILLE - Services for Robert A. Bienvenu Sr. 84, will begin at 2 p.m. Thursday at St. Martin de Tours Catholic Church with the Rev. Austin Leger officiating. Entombment will be in the St. Michael's Mausoleum.
Visitation will be from 2-10 p.m. today with an 8 p.m. rosary at Evangeline Funeral Home, which will reopen at 10 a.m. Thursday.
A native and resident of St. Martinville, Mr. Bienvenu died at 11:35 a.m. Tuesday, April 7, 1998, in a Lafayette hospital.
He was a retired plumber, carpenter and electrician in St. Martinville, a member of St. Martin de Tours Catholic Church and the Woodmen of the World in St. Martinville.
Mr. Bienvenu is survived by two sons, Robert A. Bienvenu Jr. of Beaumont, Texas, and Ray J. Bienvenu of New Iberia; two daughters, Sylvia Oubre of Parks and Barbara Hebert of Breaux Bridge; 15 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Adolphina Melancon Bienvenu; his parents, Edgar and Constance Fuselier Bienvenu; one son, Dennis J. Bienvenu; three brothers, Louis Bienvenu, Jerome Bienvenu and Edgar Bienvenu Jr.; and one sister, Eulalie Ellender.
Pallbearers will be Mike Bienvenu, Wayne Oubre, Grayson Bienvenu, Corey Melancon, Jared Bienvenu and Robert Bienvenu III.
Honorary pallbearers will be Jimmy Bienvenu, Casey Melancon, Richard Bienvenu, Joel Bienvenu and Neil Bienvenu.
The Evangeline Funeral Home Inc. of St. Martinville is in charge of arrangements.


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