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Aimee T. Naquin
Services for Mrs. Guy Henry Naquin, the former Aimee Thibodeaux, will begin at 11 a.m. Monday at David Funeral Home of New Iberia, with the Rev. Bill J. Melancon officiating. Interment will be in the Sacred Heart Cemetery in Baldwin.
Visitation will be from 3-9 p.m. Sunday, with an 8 p.m. rosary at the David Funeral Home, which will reopen from 8-11 a.m. Monday.
A native of Iberia Parish and a resident of Baldwin since her marriage, Mrs. Naquin died at 2:14 p.m. Friday, April 24, 1998, at the Franklin Foundation Hospital in Franklin.
She was the owner and operator of rental properties. She was a member of the Catholic Daughters of American Franklin Unit and the ladies Auxiliary of the Franklin Foundation Hospital.
She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Jane Andrepont and Milton "Andy" Andrepont Jr. of New Iberia; a grandson, Michael Andrepont of Lafayette; a great-granddaughter, McKenna Andrepont of Lafayette; and a granddaughter, Nicole Andrepont of New Iberia.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Guy Henry Naquin; her parents, Amadeo Thibodeaux and Elina Boudreaux Thibodeaux; one brother, Willis Thibodeaux; and three sisters, Esther Thibodeaux Bonvillain, Cordelia Thibodeaux Borel and Noelie Thibodeaux Peltier.
Pallbearers will be her nephews, Pete Boudreaux, Paul Naquin, David Thibodeaux, Huey Thibodeaux, Johnnie Thibodeaux and Rick Thibodeaux.
Honorary pallbearers will be Moise Clements Jr. and Bobby Peltier.
The David Funeral Home of New Iberia is in charge of arrangements.

Patrice Ann Guinn
Services for Patrice Ann Guinn, 48, will begin at 10 a.m. Monday at First Assembly of God Church, with the Rev. Paul Neel officiating.
A native of Los Angeles and a resident of New Iberia, Ms. Guinn died at 3:50 a.m. Thursday, April 23, 1998 at a New Iberia hospital.
She was a member of First Assembly of God Church.
She is survived by her mother, Anna Guilbeaux Trahan of New Iberia; one daughter, Kim Raved of New Iberia; one brother, Joseph Trahan of Coteau; one sister, Carol Anne Thomas of New Iberia; and two grandchildren, Heather and Joshua Raved, both of New Iberia.
She was preceded in death by her father, James G. Guinn, and her maternal grandparents, Aldores and Noelie LeBlanc.
The Evangeline Funeral Home of New Iberia is in charge of arrangements.
In memory of Patrice Ann Guinn:

Love never gives up.
Love cares more for others than for self.
Love doesn’t want what it doesn’t have.
Love doesn’t strut,
Doesn’t have a swelled head,
Doesn’t force itself on others,
Isn’t always "me first,"
Doesn’t fly off the handle,
Doesn’t keep score of the sins of others,
Doesn’t revel when others grovel,
Takes pleasure in the flowering of truth,
Puts up with anything,
Trusts God always,
Always looks for the best,
Never looks back,
But keeps going to the end.
(I Corinthians 13:7)

Carl R. Morein
ABBEVILLE - Carl R. Morein the owner of Mrs. Redd’s Pie Co. passed away Sunday at the age of 63, ending a three-year fight with cancer. He died as he wished at home with his family.
Visitation will be at David-Hebert Funeral Home in Abbeville from 10 a.m.-10 p.m. today and will resume at 10 a.m. Tuesday.
Funeral services will be held at St. Theresa Catholic Church at 1 p.m. Tuesday April 28, 1998. Burial will immediately follow at St. Paul’s Cemetery.
Carl worked as a salesman and was the owner of Mrs. Redd’s Pie Co. He attended Landry High School in Lake Charles where he was a member of the football and boxing team. He was a man of strong convictions with a good heart who loved helping and doing for others. He coached and umpired little league baseball and football in Coteau. He will be missed by all who knew him.
He is survived by his wife, Patsy Ann LeBlanc Morein of Abbeville; his brother, Alfred Morein of Leesville; his sister, Versie DeRose of Sulphur; and his children, Lisa M. Barton of New Iberia, Suzanne M. Guillory of Youngsville, Stephanie M. Robichaux of New Iberia, Donna Morein of Abbeville, Carl E. “Bubba” Morein of New Iberia, Kenny Morein of George, West Texas, and Kathy Morein of Kaplan; and 13 grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Ezra Morein and Amy Fontenot; his sister, Pearl Thibodeaux; and daughter Renee’ Morein.

Loria M. Duplantis
ERATH - Services for Mrs. Gilbert Duplantis, 94, the former Loria Menard, will begin at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. Interment will be in the church cemetery.
Visitation will be from 8:30 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. Tuesday until the time of services.
A native of Vermilion Parish and resident of Erath, Mrs. Duplantis died at 12:42 a.m. Sunday, April 26, 1998, at Abbeville General Hospital.
The David and Broussard Funeral Home of Erath is in charge of arrangements.

Richard V. Racca
Services for Richard Vandyke Racca, 64, will begin at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Nativity of Our Lady Catholic Church with the Rev. Albert Boumans officiating. Entombment will be in the church mausoleum.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m.-10 p.m. today with a 7 p.m. rosary at Evangeline Funeral Home, which will reopen at 9 a.m. Tuesday.
A native of Jennings and resident of New Iberia, Mr. Racca died at 5 a.m. Sunday, April 26, 1998, in a local hospital.
He was retired from Arceneaux Ford Parts Department after 10 years of service.
Mr. Racca is survived by his wife, Doris LeBlanc Racca of New Iberia; three sons, Donald Racca and his wife, Bonnie Judice Racca of Pineville, Brian Paul Racca and Robert Van Racca, both of New Iberia; one daughter, Mona Racca Gondran and her husband Patrick Gondran of New Iberia; three brothers, Ray Racca, Roy Racca and Howard Racca, all of Jennings; two sisters, Frances Racca Pretes of Galveston, Texas, and Mrs. Bill (Margie) Morris of Jennings; and three grandchildren, Cody Gondran of New Iberia, Elliott Racca and Kevin Racca, both of Pineville. 
He was preceded in death by his parents, Marcel and Donatile Monceaux Racca; two brothers, Clayton Racca and Hulin Racca; and two sisters, Lou Wilkerson and Florence Richert.
Pallbearers will be Gene Nora, James Manuel, Sidney Istre, Allen Noel, Wilton Fitch and Larry Landry.
The Evangeline Funeral Home Inc. of New Iberia is in charge of arrangements.

Una V. Simon
ERATH - Services for Una Morvant Vice Simon, 80, will begin at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. Interment will be in the church cemetery.
Visitation will be from 10:30 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. Wednesday.
A native of Iberia Parish and resident of Erath, Mrs. Simon died at 3:03 p.m. Monday, April 27, 1998, at Morris Lahasky Nursing Home.
The David and Broussard Funeral Home of Erath is in charge of arrangements.

Gabriel Boutte
LYDIA - Services for Gabriel Boutte, 81, will begin at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Nicholas Catholic Church with the Rev. Emmanuel Hernandez officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery.
Visitation will be from 4-10 p.m. today with a 6 p.m. rosary at St. Nicholas Catholic Church Life Center, which will reopen at 7 a.m. Wednesday.
A native of Grand Marais and resident of Houston for many years, Mr. Boutte died at 12:29 p.m. Friday, April 24, 1998, at St. Joseph Hospital in Houston following a brief illness. 
He is survived by six sons, Melvin Boutte Sr. of New Iberia, Charles Boutte, Xavier Boutte, Paul Boutte, Arthur Boutte and Rev. Clarence Boutte, all of Houston; three daughters, Joyce Boutte, Jeanette Boutte and Theresa B. Vaughn, all of Houston; one brother, Paul Verdun of Grand Marais; two sisters, Yola Broussard of New Iberia and Bertha Desdunes of New Orleans; 21 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Mr. Boutte was preceded in death by his parents, Alcee Boutte and Josephine F. Boutte; his wife, Eunice P. Boutte; four brothers, Alcide Boutte, Lucien Boutte, John Boutte and Albert Boutte Sr.; and two sisters, Francis Boutte and Lucia Boutte.
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.

Arthur L. Schexnayder Sr.
Services for Arthur Lewis Schexnayder Sr., 84, will begin at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Evangeline Funeral Home Chapel with the Deacon Ken Waguespack officiating. Interment will be at St. Peter’s Cemetery with military graveside services conducted by VFW Post 1982 Honor Guard of New Iberia.
Visitation will be from 4-10 p.m. today with a 7 p.m. rosary at the funeral home, which will reopen at 10 a.m. Wednesday.
A native and resident of New Iberia, Mr. Schexnayder died at 8:15 a.m. Monday, April 27, 1998, at a New Iberia hospital.
He was a graduate of Soule Business College and the University of Southwestern Louisiana. Mr. Schexnayder was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, having served during World War II, a past member of the Sea Bees and a Third Degree Knight of St. Peter’s Knights of Columbus Council 1208, a member and past president of the Lions Club.
Mr. Schexnayder is survived by five sons, Arthur L. Schexnayder Jr., Gene A. Schexnayder and R. Wayne Schexnayder, all of New Iberia, James Robert “Jim” Schexnayder of Orangefield, Texas, and Norman E. Schexnayder, of Bradenton, Fla.; three daughters, Mrs. J.B. (Carole) Viviano of Opelousas, Mrs. Byron (Madeline) Bernard of Baton Rouge and Mrs. Irby (Beth) Delahoussaye of Harvey; one brother, Gordon A. Schexnayder of New Iberia; 29 grandchildren; and 29 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his prents, Arthur J. and Anita Mestayer Schexnayder Sr.; five brothers, Clifford Schexnayder Sr., Arthur J. Schexnayder Jr., Francis Sitges Schexnayder, Rev. Leo Schexnayder and Oswald Schexnayder; and two sisters, Lillian Veazey and Una Brigante.
Pallbearers will be Arthur L. Schexnayder Jr., James Robert “Jim” Schexnayder, Norman E. Schexnayder, Jean Schexnayder, Ricky Viviano, Leon Delahoussaye, Bobby Bernard and Allen “Bubba” Gonsuron.
Honorary pallbearers will be Michael Delahoussaye, Kirby Delahoussaye, Chuck Delahoussaye, David Viviano, Neil Schexnayder, Eugene Schexnayder, Brian Schexnayder, Douglas Schexnayder, Bobby Schexnayder and Jimmy Schexnayder Jr.
Memorials may be made to ARC Unlimited: 3716 Redwood Drive, New Iberia, La. 70560.
The Evangeline Funeral Home of New Iberia is in charge of arrangements.

Sheila B. Pere’
ABBEVILLE - Services for Mrs. Ronnie James Pere’, 40, the former Sheila Broussard, will begin at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church. Interment will be in the St. Paul Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m.-10 p.m. today at David and Hebert Funeral Home, which will reopen at 8 a.m. Thursday with a 9 a.m. rosary.
A native of Abbeville and resident of Maurice, Mrs. Pere’ died at 1:35 a.m. Tuesday, April 28, 1998, at her residence.
The David and Hebert Funeral Home of Abbeville is in charge of arrangements.

Elus Trahan
BROUSSARD - Services for Elus “Pop” Trahan, 84, will begin at 2 p.m. today at St. Anne Catholic Church. Interment will be in the Lafayette Memorial Park Cemetery.
Visitation will be at David Funeral Home until the time of services.
A native of Maurice and resident of Youngsville, Mr. Trahan died at 4:25 p.m. Monday, April 27, 1998, at University Medical Center.
The David Funeral Home of Broussard is in charge of arrangements.

Laura H. Badeaux
FRANKLIN - Services for Laura Hebert Badeaux, 68, will begin at 2 p.m. Friday at Ibert’s Chapel. Interment will be in the Perpetual Park Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 6-10 p.m. Thursday at Ibert’s Chapel, which will reopen at 10 a.m. Friday until the time of services.
Mrs. Badeaux died at 10:38 p.m. Monday April 27, 1998, at Terrebone General Hospital in Houma.
The Ibert’s Mortuary of Franklin is in charge of arrangements.

Alwin I. Landry Sr.
Services for Alwin I. Landry Sr., 82, will begin at 3 p.m. Friday at David Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Bill Rogalla, associate pastor of St. Peter’s Catholic Church, officiating. Interment will be in the Memorial Park Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 8:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Thursday with a 7 p.m. rosary at the funeral home, which will reopen at 8 a.m. Friday.
A native of Jeanerette and resident of New Iberia, Mr. Landry died at 10:35 p.m. Tuesday, April 28, 1998, at Iberia Medical Center.
He was a retired machinist with J&L Engineering of Jeanerette.
Mr. Landry is survived by his wife, Gladys Rabeaux Landry of New Iberia; one son, Alwin I. Landry Jr. of Centerville; four daughters, Betty Trahan and Jacquelyn Wiggins, both of Coteau, Ellena Faye Poirrier of New Iberia and Laura Smith of Lydia; one brother, Russell Landry Sr. of Jeanerette; 21 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Ludy Escagne Landry and Whitney Landry; two brothers, Francis Landry and Robert Landry; and one great-grandchild.
Pallbearers will be Alwin Landry Jr., Paul Trahan Sr., Paul Trahan Jr., Bobby Wiggins, Bobby Smith and Brock Smith.
Honorary pallbearers will be Anthony Nicko Poirrier, Todd Trahan, Dean Wiggins, Heath Wiggins and Ian Smith.
The David Funeral Home of New Iberia is in charge of arrangements.

Lela G. Freeman
Services for Mrs. Walter J. Freeman, 91, the former Lela Guilbeau, will begin at 2 p.m. Friday at David Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Michael Guidry officiating. Interment will be in the Memorial Park Cemetery. 
Visitation will be from 4:30-10 p.m. today with a 7 p.m. rosary at the funeral home, which will reopen at 9 a.m. Friday until the time of services.
A native of Carencro and resident of New Iberia, Mrs. Freeman died at 12:40 a.m. Thursday, April 30, 1998, at Iberia Medical Center.
She is survived by three sons, Bobby Freeman and Walter Reed Freeman, both of New Iberia, and Patrick Freeman of Jeanerette; two daughters, Lela Rose Freeman Ashy of Lafayette and Lorraine Freeman Broussard of New Iberia; one sister, Florence Patin of Lafayette; 11 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Freeman was preceded in death by her husband, Walter J. Freeman; her parents, Authur Guilbeau and Estelle Guilbeau Guilbeau; two brothers, Authur Lee Guilbeau and Rene’ Guilbeau; and two sisters, Beatrice Camel and Birdie Patin.
Pallbearers will be Thad Broussard, Boyd J. Freeman, Darren James Freeman, Jonathan V. Freeman, Robert Warren Freeman and Ray Picou.
Honorary pallbearers Harry Barton, Robert Broussard, Jeremy Picou and Tommy Sargent.
The David Funeral Home of New Iberia is in charge of arrangements.

Dorothy A. Lee
Services for Dorothy A. Lee, 66, the former Dorothy Ambrose, will begin at 8 p.m. today at Fletcher Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Harold Syrie officiating. Interment will be in the St. Matthew Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 4-10 p.m. today at the funeral home, which will reopen from 7:30-10 a.m. Saturday.
A resident of New Iberia for many years, Mrs. Lee died at 2:50 a.m. Sunday, April 26, 1998, at University Medical Center following a brief illness.
She is survived by her husband, Russell Lee Sr. of New Iberia; four sons, Harold Lee, Darrell Lee, Joseph Lee and Russell Lee Jr., all of New Iberia; one daughter, Josephine Phillips of New Iberia; three brothers, Leonard Ambrose and Edward Ambrose, both of New Iberia and Arthur Ambrose of Hartford, Conn.; three sisters, Willie Mae Ambrose, Delores A. Raymond and Elizabeth Jones all of New Iberia; six grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Mrs. Lee was preceded in death by her parents, Amos Ambrose Sr. and Melvina T. Ambrose; two daughters, Linda Lee Vangure and Susanna Lee; and one brother, Amos Ambrose Jr. 
Pallbearers will be Harold Lee, Darrell Lee, Joseph Lee, Corey Raymond, Cubalyn Johnson and Robbie Johnson.
Honorary pallbearers will be Russell Lee Jr. Arthur Ambrose, Leonard Ambrose, Edward Ambrose, Jarius Lee and Arthur Reno.
The Fletcher Funeral Home of New Iberia is in charge of arrangements.

Otis J. Decuir
Services for Otis “Cap” Joseph Decuir, 60, will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Edward Catholic Church with the Rev. Thomas James officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery.
Visitation will begin at 7 a.m. Saturday with a 9 a.m. rosary at Journet and Bolden Funeral Home Chapel.
A native and resident of New Iberia, Mr. Decuir died at 4:30 p.m. Saturday April 25, 1998, at Iberia Medical Center following a lengthy illness.
He is survived by three sons, Lawerence Decuir, William Anthony Decuir Sr., and Joseph Decuir, all of New Iberia; three daughters, Loria Decuir Lewis of Four Corners, Jacqueline Boutte and Barbara Ann Gilliam, both of New Iberia; one brother, Arthur Paul Decuir of New Iberia; one sister, Gloria D. Jacquet of New Iberia; and 19 grandchildren.
Mr. Decuir was preceded in death by his parents, Felix Decuir and Aline Jean Batiste; one son, Otis Joseph Decuir Jr.; one daughter, Rhonda Decuir; and one sister, Emma Elow.
Pallbearers will be friends and family members.
The Journet and Bolden Funeral Home of New Iberia is in charge of arrangements.

Raymond A. Guillotte Bonin
Services for Raymond “Rain Man” A. Guillotte Bonin, 26, will begin at 1 p.m. today at David and Jacquemoud Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. William Rogalla officiating. Interment will be in the Methodist Cemetery in St. Martinville.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. today at the funeral home.
A native of Franklin and resident of New Iberia, Mr. Bonin died at 4:08 p.m. Wednesday, April 29, 1998, at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Lafayette.
He is survived by his father, August Bonin II of New Iberia; his mother, Agnes “Puppi” Guillotte Lallande of Huntsville, Ala.; one brother, Dennis Lallande Dugan of St. Martinville; eight sisters, Denise M. Guillotte of Pasadena, Texas, Crystal Lallande Abney and Mellisa Lallande Abney, Chantel Guillotte, Dawn Guillotte and Tony Guillotte, all of New Iberia; Claudette Guillotte and Stacey Lallande Jernigan, both of St. Martinville; his paternal grandmother, Mary L. Bonin of New Iberia; his maternal grandfather, Paul T. Guillotte of Jeanerette; a special friend, Janet Richard of New Iberia; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Mr. Bonin was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, August Bonin Sr.; and his maternal grandmother, Marjorie Derouen Guillotte.
Pallbearers will be family and friends. 
Memorials may be made to the family to defray funeral cost.
The David and Jacquemoud Funeral Home of New Iberia is in charge of arrangements.

Beatrice R. Batiste
Services for Beatrice R. Batiste, 68, the former Beatrice Rankin, will begin at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Edward Catholic Church with the Rev. Thomas James officiating. Interment will be in the St. Matthew Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 4-10 p.m. today with a 6 p.m. rosary at Fletcher Funeral Home Chapel, which will reopen at 7 a.m. Saturday.
A resident of New Iberia, Mrs. Batiste died at 1:50 p.m. Sunday, April 26, 1998, at Iberia Medical Center following a brief illness.
She was a member of St. Edward Catholic Church.
Mrs. Batiste is survived by her mother, Mildred Johnson Rankin of New Iberia; one son, Larry Collins of New Iberia; one stepson, David McCoy Jr. of Franklin; seven daughters, Jacqueline Colbert, Marion Batiste, Sheila Rankin, and Mildred Walker, all of New Iberia, Beverly Jean Batiste of Hartford, Conn., Shirley Fontenette of Port Arthur, Texas, and Charlene Batiste of Lafayette; 34 grandchildren; 50 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her father, Henry Rankin; her husband, Paul Junius Jean Batiste; and two sons, Fredrick McCoy and Dennis Batiste.
Pallbearers will be Olivier Walker Jr., Diallo McCoy, Roland Jeanlouis, Ira Valore, Louis Alexander Jr. and Clarence McCoy.
Honorary pallbearers will be Larry Colllins, Glenwood Alexander, Norman Anthony, Sylvester Sigure, Micheal Pierre, Davian Batiste, Clement Brown and Robert Kirkwood.
The Fletcher Funeral Home of New Iberia is in charge of arrangements.

Eliza Davis
ABBEVILLE - Services for Eliza Davis, 76, will begin at 1 p.m. Saturday at St. Theresa Catholic Church with the Rev. Chester Arceneaux officiating. Interment will be in the St. Paul Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 6-10 p.m. today with a 7 p.m. rosary at Fletcher Funeral Home, which will reopen at 7:30 a.m. Saturday.
A resident of Abbeville for many years, Ms. Davis died at 12:43 p.m. Monday, April 27, 1998, at Abbeville General Hospital following a brief illness.
She is survived by two sisters, Mable Myles of Abbeville and Exzetta Watson of Port Arthur, Texas; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Ms. Davis was preceded in death by her parents, Olivier Davis and Eliza Davis; two brothers, Clifton Davis and Preston Davis; and one sister, Eula Davis.
Pallbearers will be Terrance Dauphine, Corey Celestine, Milton Collins, Micheal Cormier, Gerald Watson and Ernie J. Davis.
Honorary pallbearers will be members of the immediate family.
The Fletcher Funeral Home of Abbeville is in charge of arrangements.

Betty Fredrick
Services are pending for Betty Fredrick, 46, who died at 10:25 a.m. Thursday, April 30, 1998, at Abbeville General Hospital following a brief illness. 
The Fletcher Funeral Home of New Iberia is in charge of arrangements.

Wallice O. Durbin
HARVEY - Memorial services for Wallice O’Quin Durbin, 79, will begin at 2 p.m. Sunday at The Chapel of Mothe Funeral Home.
A native of Alexandria, Mrs. Durbin died at 6:05 p.m. Wednesday, April 29, 1998.
She was a charter member and president of Aurora Plantation Gardeners, president of New Orleans Council of Nationally Accredited Flower Show Judges, recipient of the 1975 Peter D. Nielson Horticulture Achievement Award, board member of Louisiana Horticulture Research Society, a nationally accredited master flower show judge and a member of DAR and PEO.
She will be remembered for her kindness, generosity, great sense of humor and as a expert amateur fisherman, bridge player and lover of animals.
Mrs. Durbin is survived by her husband, Gilbert J. Durbin; two daughters, Mrs. Elaine Abell of Lafayette and Mrs. Doris Heard of Friendswood, Texas; one brother, Robert O’Quin Jr. of Alexandria; and three grandchildren, Edward Charles Abell III and Jessica Durbin Abell, both of Lafayette and Christopher Durbin Heard of Friendswood.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Lucille Peters O’Quin and Robert Newton O’Quin.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Algiers Methodist Church, 637 Opelousas Ave., New Orleans, La. 70114, or to the American Sugar Cane League Foundation, 206 E. Bayou Road, Thibodaux, La. 70301.
The Mothe Funeral Home of Harvey is in charge of arrangements.

William Beauford Jones Jr.
Services for William Jones Jr., 85, will begin at 2 p.m. Sunday at the First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Mike McLaurin officiating. Interment will be in the Rosehill Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the Evangeline Funeral Home, which will reopen at 11 a.m. Sunday until time of services.
A native of Bogalusa and a resident of New Iberia for more than 60 years, Mr. Jones died at 11:30 a.m. May 1, 1998 at a New Iberia Hospital.
Mr. Jones was a graduate of Isidore Newman School and Tulane University. After doing graduate work in Business Administration at Harvard University, he operated the Ben Franklin Store in New Iberia for 10 years. He then worked with his father at Wm. B. Jones & Son Inc. for 15 years and then owned and operated Wm. B. Jones, an appliance & air-conditioning business, for more than 25 years. During World War II, he served in the Navy as a Communication Officer on a Minesweeper in the Mediterranean area during the invasion of southern France. Upon his return, he was one of the first businessmen to become involved in the air-conditioning field. After closing his appliance business on South Lewis, he reconditioned room air-conditioners and sold new ones at his shop on the Twenty Arpent Road. He was an active member of the First United Methodist Church in New Iberia. For several years, Mr. Jones belonged to the Rotary Club, the Krewe of Andalusia and the Krewe of Iberians.
He is survived by his wife, Mary-Ingrid Nelson Jones of New Iberia; one daughter, Ingrid Jones Booth of Richardson, Texas; two grandchildren, Erin Alisal Booth and Benjamin Nelson Booth both of Richardson, Texas and one brother, Louis McKnight Jones of Covington, La.
Mr. Jones was preceded in death by his son, William “Bill” Jones III and his parents, William Jones Sr. and Bonnie Eloise McKnight Jones.
Pallbearers are Peter Boyd Doremus, John William Booth, Louis McKnight Jones, Jose Sanchez, Gerald Hubbard and Alfred Smith Landry.
Honorary pallbearers are Jacob Landry, Edward Dauterive Jr., G.K. Munson, William Watson and Ray Himel and Frank Russell Courts.
The Evangeline Funeral Home in New Iberia is in charge of arrangements.


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