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Helen S. Burney
JEANERETTE - Services for Helen Burney, 78, the former Helen Shelton, will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church with the Rev. Arthur Lee Jones officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery.
Visitation will be held in the church from 8 a.m. until the time of services.
A native and resident of Jeanerette, Mrs. Burney died Wednesday, Feb. 3, 1999, at Iberia Medical Center following a lengthy illness.
She was a member of the Mount Calvary Deaconess Board, The Golden Circle, People's Benevolent Society No. 2, the Usher Board, the Union Sixth District Women Auxiliary and a former member of the Lucinda Pierre No. 32 Order of Eastern Star.
Mrs. Burney is survived by one son, Travis L. Burney and his wife, Patricia, of Franklin; one daughter, Barbara S. Hills of Jeanerette; two stepdaughters, Ruby Turner and Carrie Joseph, both of Four Corners; one brother, Henry B. Shelton of Jeanerette; one sister, Ruby S. Edwards of Jeanerette; two grandchildren; 14 stepgrandchildren; two great-grandchildren and 14 step-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Gracie and Sylvester Shelton; former husbands, Segers Schaffers and Namon Burney; three sisters, Ruth S. MoLo, Birdie Lee Shelton and Dorothy Lee Gabriel; three brothers, Elton Shelton, Preston Shelton and Dan Shelton Sr.; and three step-daughters, Mary L. Webb, Ollie B. Crosby and Josephine Charles.
Pallbearers will be Zaphany Elroy Banks, Travis Burney, Kerry Edwards, Shannon Williams, Samuel P. Williams Jr. and Terry B. Shelton.
Honorary pallbearers will be Ernest Williams, Charles Clavelle, Elton Edwards, Henry B. Shelton, Rev. Charley Handy, Rev. Timothy Boyd, Irvin J. Thomas, Leo Barabin and the Deacon Board of Mt. Calvary Baptist Church.
Alex Lovett Funeral Services Inc. of Jeanerette is in charge of arrangements.

Clarence Dixon Sr.
Services for Clarence "Ti-Clare" Dixon Sr., 93, will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Edwards Catholic Church with the Rev. Francis Alvin Dixon, SVD, officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery.
Visitation will be from 4-10 p.m. today with a 7 p.m. rosary at Journet and Bolden Funeral Home Chapel, which will reopen Saturday from 7:30 a.m. until the time of services.
A native of Delcambre and a resident of New Iberia for 53 years, Mr. Dixon died at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 2, 1999, at his residence following a brief illness.
Mr. Dixon was a member of the Knights of Peter Claver Council No. 63, the St. Edwards Booster Club, the St. Joseph Society of Delcambre and a retired railroad worker for Missouri Pacific Railroad.
He is survived by four sons, Thomas J. Dixon of Inglewood, Calif., John W. Dixon Sr. of Killeen, Texas, Clarence Dixon Jr. of Los Angeles, Calif., and Francis Alvin Dixon, SVD, of New Orleans; eight daughters, Manella D. Broussard, Florence D. Joseph and Hilda D. Polk, all of New Iberia, Gladys D. Johnson of Tyler, Texas, Alma D. Hughes of Kansas City, Mo., Eva D. Morris of San Jose, Calif., Mary D. Benton of Los Angeles, Calif., and Lonnie D. Wallace of Mission Hills, Calif.; 40 grandchildren, 46 great-grandchildren and 11 great-great-grandchildren.
Mr. Dixon was preceded in death by his wife, Fanella Roy Dixon; one infant son, Thomas Dixon; his parents, William and Elmire Mouton Dixon; and two sisters, Eva Derouen and Avia Dixon.
Pallbearers will be Ralph Broussard Sr., David Joseph, Sidney Broussard Jr., Dwight Roy, Michael Beasley, Darrell Clay, John W. Dixon Jr. and Joseph Roy.
Journet and Bolden Funeral Home of New Iberia is in charge of arrangements.

Amelia Crowley
JEANERETTE - Services for Amelia Crowley, 84, the former Amelia Mitchell, will begin at 1 p.m. Saturday at First Jerusalem Baptist Church with the Rev. Arthur L. Alexander officiating. Interment will be in the Rising Sun Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. Saturday until the time of services.
A native of Olivier and a resident of Jeanerette for many years, Mrs. Crowley died Monday, Feb. 1, l999, at Southwest Medical Center in Lafayette.
She was a member of Jerusalem Baptist Church and served faithfully. She was a housewife, a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. 
Mrs. Crowley is survived by her husband, Arthur Crowley Jr. of Jeanerette; one son, Henry Minor Sr. of Loreauville; a daughter-in-law, Audrey B. Minor of Loreauville; five grandchildren, Henry C. Minor Jr. of Port Lavaca, Texas, Anthony D. Minor of Sioux City, Iowa, Marion "Malik" Minor of Germany, Michael Minor of Baltimore, Md., Maria J. McCoy of Franklin; four great-grandchildren and other relatives and friends. 
She was preceded in death by her parents, Mary Lewis Mitchell and Arthur "Loston" Mitchell; one step-brother, George Mitchell; and numerous aunts and uncles. 
Pallbearers will be James E. Wallace Jr., Wilton Gibson Sr., Wilton Gibson Jr., Larry Tinguee, Walton DeJean, Leo Loston, Gerald Gibson, Ernest Thomas Jr., and William Thomas Jr.
Honorary pallbearers will be Henry C. Minor Sr., Henry C. Minor Jr., Michael Minor, Anthony Minor, Marion (Malik) Minor, Howard Champion, Gene Francis, Morris McCoy, Ernest Thomas Sr., the Deacon Board and Harry Eugene Post No. 549. 
Alex Lovette Funeral Home of Jeanerette is in charge of the arrangements.

Marjorie A. Shoopman
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Services for Marjorie A. Shoopman, 67, will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday at St. Elizabeth Church. Interment will be in the Mount Olivet Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. today with a 7:30 p.m. rosary at Muehlebach Funeral Home.
A native and resident of Kansas City, Mrs. Shoopman died Thursday, Feb. 4, 1999, at the Baptist Medical Center.
Mrs. Shoopman was the mother of The Daily Iberian senior news editor Don Shoopman and a member of St. Elizabeth Church.
She is survived by her husband, William L. Shoopman of Kansas City; three sons, Donald "Don" L. Shoopman and his wife, June, of New Iberia, William L. Shoopman and his wife, Jan, of Kansas City, and Keith A. Shoopman and his wife, Valerie, of Belton; two daughters, Patricia Rendina of Kansas City, and Barbara J. Henry and her husband, Robert, of Augusta, Ga.; one brother, Victor T. Bliss of Kansas City; one sister, Rose Marie Shondell of Mission, Kan.; and 12 grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Community Blood Bank in Kansas City.
Muehlebach Funeral Home of Kansas City is in charge of arrangements.

Odette Jones
BALDWIN - Services for Odette Jones, 94, the former Odette Thompson Pecot, will begin at noon Saturday at Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church with the Rev. Bill J. Melancon officiating. Entombment will be in the church mausoleum.
Visitation will be from 8:30-9:30 a.m. Saturday at Jones Funeral Home in Franklin. Visitation will resume at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of services.
A native of Jeanerette and a resident of Baldwin for 27 years, Mrs. Jones died at 5:55 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 2, 1999, at Franklin Foundation Hospital.
Mrs. Jones was baptized Aug. 19, 1905, according to the rite of the Roman Catholic Church by the Rev. M. Brady at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Jeanerette.
Reared in Franklin, Odette became a Christian as a very young girl and began her work in Christ's Kingdom in St. Jules Catholic Church in Franklin. A very faithful and dedicated worker for more than 60 years at St. Jules Catholic Church, she was especially loyal to the St. Jules Altar Society, St. Jules Parish Council Board of Directors and St. Jules Knights of Peter Claver No. 131 Auxiliary.
A retired St. Mary Parish Schools teacher for 40 years, she was a member of the St. Mary Parish Retired Teachers Association, St. Mary Parish Chapter of AARP, Ladies Auxiliary, a former member of the St. Jules Catholic Church Altar Society, St. Jules Ladies Auxiliary, St. Jules Parish Council Board of Directors, Cancer Society and St. Jules Pokeno 12 Club.
Mrs. Jones was selected and honored with a framed plaque as Citizen of the Month by the Whitney Bank and St. Mary AARP Feb. 2, 1998.
She and her husband, Willie, were married March 11, 1972, at St. Jules Catholic Church. To that union, one son, Sidney Jones Jr., was legally adopted at age 4.
Mrs. Jones attended the St. Mary Parish Training Schools and obtained a bachelor of arts degree in elementary education from Southern University in Baton Rouge.
She worked for the St. Mary Parish School Board in Franklin for more than 40 years as a classroom teacher. During her many years of service in the St. Mary Parish School system, she influentially touched the lives of many students, a fact evident in the many acts of kindness and care shown to her during the years of her extended illness.
Mrs. Jones was a faithful, active and dedicated member of Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church until her health failed her.
She is survived by her loving and devoted husband of 27 years, Willie Jones; three sons, Ulysses Pecot Jr. of Franklin, Cornelius Pecot of Atlanta, Ga., and Sidney Jones Jr. of Reynoldsburg, Ohio; three daughters, Marlene Pecot Polidore and Gwendolyn Pecot, both of Franklin, and Mrs. Mallett of Liberty, Texas; one sister, Anna Adge of Boston, Mass.; 13 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; one faithful sister-in-law, Rebecca Jones Foster of Franklin; four brothers-in-law, Samuel Jones Sr. of Jacksonville, N.C., Albert Jones of Jeanerette, Joseph Jones of Port Arthur, Texas, and Peter Bryant of Port Arthur, Texas; and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
Jones Funeral Home of Franklin is in charge of arrangements.

Mitchell Jacquet
BROUSSARD - Services for Mitchell Jacquet, 78, will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church with the Rev. Murphy officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery.
Visitation will be from 5-9 p.m. today with a 7 p.m. rosary at the church, which will reopen Saturday from 7 a.m. until the time of services.
A native of Broussard and a resident of Cade, Mr. Jacquet died Sunday, Jan. 31, 1999, at Azalea Nursing Home.
Mr. Jacquet is survived by three daughters, Katherine Thibeaux, Barbara Jacquet and Virginia Palmer; three brothers, Joseph, Hamilton and Willie Jacquet; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his wife; one daughter; his parents; one sister; and one brother.
The Syrie Funeral Home of Lafayette is in charge of arrangements.

Lilly R. Bouillion
ERATH - Services for Mrs. Octave Bouillion, 82, the former Lilly "Tout" Richard, will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church with the Rev. Wayne Duet officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery. 
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. today until the time of services Saturday with a 7 p.m. rosary at David & Broussard Funeral Home. The funeral home will remain open all night. 
A native and resident of Erath, Mrs. Bouillion died at 10:45 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 4, l999, at Iberia Medical Center. 
Mrs. Bouillion was a housewife.
She is survived by two sons, Curless Bouillion of New Iberia and Roland Bouillion of Abbeville; four daughters, Vivian Blake of Lafayette, Sue Brown of Cameron, Belinda LaSalle of New Iberia and Judith Theall of Abbeville; one sister, May Mallet of Port Arthur, Texas; one brother, Othan Richard of New Iberia; 25 grandchildren and 34 great- grandchildren. 
Mrs. Bouillion was preceded in death by her husband, Octave Bouillion; her parents, Theodore and Albertine Chattagnier Richard; two brothers, Claude and Clodore Broussard, and three sisters, Ledia Breaux, Alta Hebert and Judith Mergist. 
Pallbearers are Patrick Blake, Chris and Shane Bouillion, Scotty Brown and Ivy and Timothy Poirier.
Honorary pallbearers are Allen and Jason LaSalle.
David & Broussard Funeral Home of Erath is in charge arrangements.

Ivy W. Parker
Services are pending for Ivy Wayne Parker, 60, who died at 6:50 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 4, 1999, at a local hospital.
Evangeline Funeral Home of New Iberia is in charge of arrangements.

Nancy Benoit
PETIT ANSE - Services for Nancy Benoit, 68, the former Nancy Morgan, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Mt. Zion Baptist Church with the Rev. England Archangel officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery.
Visitation will be from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Journet and Bolden Funeral Home Chapel.
A native of Avery Island and resident of New Iberia for many years, Ms. Benoit died at 1:40 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 30, 1999, at Iberia Medical Center following a lengthy illness.
She is survived by her loyal friend, Felix Williams of New Iberia; and one sister, Rebecca Houston Williams of Springfield Gardens, N.Y.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Willie Houston and Cora Morgan Houston; two brothers, Perry and Joseph Houston Sr.; and two sisters, Celie Skaggs and Lela Houston.
Pallbearers will be Joseph Houston Jr., Jacobs and Jason Houston, John H. Volter, James Broussard and Namus Rhines.
Journet and Bolden Funeral Home of New Iberia is in charge of arrangements. 

Ivy Wayne Parker
Services for Mr. Ivy Wayne Parker, 60, will be at 2:30 p.m. today at the Evangeline Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Gerald Heard of Temple Batptist Church in Lafayette officiating. 
Visitation will be from 8 a.m. until time of services today.
A native of Boyce and resident of New Iberia, Mr. Parker died at 6:48 p.m. Friday, Feb. 4, 1999, at a New Iberia Hospital.
He was an Orthotist and had an extensive education and training from numerous University and teaching hospitals throughout the United States. He was retired from Lamberts Limbs & Braces in Lafayette, where he was manager for 28 years. He was a past member of the New Iberia Jaycees and the Beaver's Club of Lafayette.
Mr. Parker is survived by wife, Brenda Block Parker of New Iberia; three sons, Vernon Ray Moody of Forker Island, James Johnson Jr. of New Iberia and Steven Johnson of Broussard; two daughters, Rita Moody of St. Martinville and Valerie Parker Morvant of New Iberia; three brothers, James Jones of Grapeland, Texas, Barto Parker of Trinity, Texas and Vernon Ray Parker of Baytown, Texas; six sisters, Connie Barron of Pasadena, Texas, Bonnie Murrall of Hendersonville, Tenn., Doris Nichols of Polluck, Estelle Burke of Huffman, Texas, Patricia Templeton of Stuarts Draft, Va. and Latisha Brown of Leesburg, Va.; and eight grandchildren.
He was preceded in death his parents, Lessie and Barto Parker; and four brothers, Jerry Eugene, Barton Donald and Carl Riley Parker.
The family wishes memorials be sent to the American Heart Association or the American Cancer Society in your area.
The Evangeline Funeral Home of New Iberia is in charge of arrangements.

Rita Owens Gallagher
Services for Rita Owens Gallagher, 61, will begin at 2 p.m. Monday at the David & Jacquemond Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Ulysse Boudreaux. Interment will be in the Beau Pre Memorial Park Cemetery in Jeanerette.
Visitation will be from 10:30 a.m. Monday until time of services with an 11 a.m. rosary.
A native of Jeanerette and resident of New Iberia, Mrs. Gallagher died at 8:18 a.m. Friday, Feb. 5, 1999, at the Iberia Medical Center.
Mrs. Gallagher is survived by her parents, Wilfred and Lillian Landry Owens Sr. of New Iberia, her son, Larry Dore of New Iberia; six sisters, Mary Jane Goodwin, Doris Burke, Patricia Theriot, Theresa Schouest and Alice Hoofard, all of New Iberia and Audrey Zielke of Stephenville, Miss.; and her brother, Wilfred Owens Jr. of Meaux.
She was preceded in death by her daughter, Brenda Dore.
Pallbearers will be Walter Hoofard, Bobby Jackson, Ivy Romero III, Ivy Romero Jr., Jimmie Theriot and Larry Dore.
Honorary Pallbearers will be Marion Goodwin, Johnny Jackson and Robert Zielke.
The David & Jacquemond Funeral Home of New Iberia is in charge of arrangements.

Ethel L. Meaux
Services for Mrs. Francis R. Meaux, 73, the former Ethel LeBlanc will be at 10 a.m. Monday, at the St. Peter's Catholic Church with the Msgr. Guy Lemoine officiating. Interment will be in the Holy Family Mausoleum.
Visitation will be from 4:30-9 p.m. today with a 7 p.m. rosary at the Evangeline Funeral Home, which will reopen at 8 a.m. Monday until the time of services.
A native of Iberia Parish and resident of New Iberia, Mrs. Meaux died at 8:45 p.m. Friday, Feb. 5, 1999, at a Lafayette hospital.
Mrs. Meaux was an elementary teacher and taught 4th grade at Hilda Robert (now Center Street Elementary) for 35 years until her retirement in 1984. She was a member of St. Peter's Catholic Church, the Catholic Daughters of America and the Louisiana Retired Teachers' Association.
She is survived by her husband, Francis Meaux of New Iberia; three sisters, Anna Mae Landry, Georgie Delcambre and Bertha Dugas, all of New Iberia; two brothers, Alvin LeBlanc Sr. and Edward "E.J." LeBlanc, both of New Iberia; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Meaux was preceded in death by her parents, Norbert and Marie Romero LeBlanc; and one brother, Jules LeBlanc.
In place of memorials, the family prefers to have masses done in Mrs. Meaux's honor.
Pallbearers will be David Bourgeois Sr., David Bourgeois Jr. and Keith, Gregory, Pat and Ryan Dugas.
Honorary Pallbearers will be Alvin LeBlanc Sr. and E.J. LeBlanc.
The Evangeline Funeral Home of New Iberia is in charge of arrangements.

Jeanne K. Barrilleaux
BALDWIN - Services for Mrs. August Barrilleaux, 77, the former Jeanne Kidder, will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church with the Rev. Bill Melancon officiating. Interment will be in the Sacred Heart Cemetery.
Visitation will be from noon until time of services today with a 1 p.m. rosary at the church.
A native of Cecilia and resident of Baldwin, Mrs. Barrilleaux died Friday, Feb. 5, 1999, at her residence.
Mrs. Barrilleaux is survived by two sons, Alfred Paul Barrilleaux and Timothy Gerard Barrilleaux, both of Baldwin; three daughters, Wanda Gianfala of Baldwin and Carolyn Leger and Katherine "Kitty" Stubbs, both of Lafayette; her sister, Lena Quebedeaux of Bayou Vista; 15 grandchildren; five grandchildren; and two step-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, August Barrilleaux; her parents, Sosthen and Anna Quebedeaux Kidder; and several brothers and sisters.
The Ibert's Mortuary of Franklin is in charge of arrangements.

Senua Trahan
KAPLAN- Services for Senua Trahan, 85, will begin at 2 p.m. Monday at Vincent Funeral Home with the Rev. Paul R. Eleazor officiating. Interment will be at Abshire Cemetery. 
Visitation will be from 8 a.m. today until the time of services at the funeral home. 
A resident of New Iberia, Mr. Trahan died at 9:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 4, l999, at his residence in New Iberia. 
Mr. Trahan is survived by one sister, Lelia T. Richard of Kaplan; and two nieces, Mary Ann Touchet and Mary Lona Broussard, both of Kaplan. 
He was preceded in death by his wife, Marie Trahan; and his parents, Dolze and Helen Simon Trahan. 
Vincent Funeral Home of Kaplan is in charge of arrangements. 

Winnie M. Romero
Services for Winnie Marie Romero, 91, will begin at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Evangeline Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Ted Broussard officiating. Interment will be at Memorial Park Cemetery. 
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. Tuesday until the time of services. 
A native of Iberia Parish and a resident of New Iberia, Miss Romero died at 7:15 a.m. Monday, Feb. 8, l999, at a New Iberia nursing home. 
Miss Romero was a retired school teacher who taught at New Iberia Elementary and Pesson Elementary for more than 40 years. She was a member of St. Peter's Catholic Church and the Catholic Daugthers. 
She is survived by one niece, Pat Terrell Pharr of New Iberia; one nephew, Eddie Terrell of New Iberia; and 11 great nieces and nephews. 
She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Alma David Romero; two sisters, Leola R. Trappey and Mildred R. Terrell. 
Pallbearers will be Michael J. Terrell, Edward Terrell IV, Timothy D. Terrell, Steven J. Pharr, Mark G. Pharr, David T. Pharr, and David V. Maraist Jr. 
Kathy P. Maraist will be serving as honorary pallbearer. 
Evangeline Funeral Home of New Iberia is in charge of arrangements.

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