June 2003 Obituaries and Death Notices from the Crowley Post Signal:
CHURCH POINT - Lionel Seaux, 70, of Lafayette, died at 4:45 A.M. on Friday, June 6, 2003 at his residence. Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 7 at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Burial was in the Sacred Heart Mausoleum.
Guidry Funeral Home of Church Point was entrusted with the arrangements.
Frank D. Sarver
GUEYDAN - Funeral services will be held on Sunday, June 8, 2003 at 2 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church for Frank Darrell Sarver, 63, of Gueydan, who died on Friday, June 6 at 6:30 p.m. at Lafayette General Hospital.
Rev. Doyle Volentine will officiate for the services. Visitation will be held on Saturday, June 7, from 2:30 - 9 p.m., and on Sunday from 8 a.m. until service time.Burial will be in the Gueydan Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Bonnie Ann. W. Sarver of Gueydan; one son, Kevin Dale Sarver and his wife Cindy of Youngsville; two daughters, Melanie Dawn Sarver of Gueydan and Christine Armour and her husband John of Memphis, Tn; his mother, Mrs. Wilmer (Stella Belle) Sarver of Gueydan; one sister, Linda S. Hair of Gueydan; and, four grandchildren, Anna Katherine and Caroline Armour and Carli and Marcus Shannon.
He was preceded in death by his father, Wilmer Francis Sarver.
Pallbearers will be John Armour, Marion Edwards, Troy Hair, Dinney Sarver, Stephen Stefanski and Wayne Zaunbrecher.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Hospice of Acadiana, 2600- Johnston Street, Suite 200, Lafayette, LA 70503; or, to the First United Methodist Church of Gueydan.
Matthews and Son Funeral Home of Gueydan has been entrusted with the arrangements.
RAYNE – Ovide E. Boudreaux, 88, Rayne native and resident of Brunswick, Ga., will be laid to rest at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 7, 2003 during funeral services at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Interment will be in the church cemetery. Gossen Funeral Home in Rayne is in chrge of the arrangements.
Charlotte Chambers Mayeux
Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, June 7, at St. Michael Catholic Church in Crowley for Charlotte Chambers Mayeux, 71, who died Thursday, June 5, 2003, at Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center in Lafayette.
Fr. Gary Schexnayder, pastor, will officiate for the services. A rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Friday evening. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery.
Visitation will be observed Friday from noon to 10 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. until the time of the services.
She is survived by her husband, Louis Mayeux Sr. of Crowley; two sons, Louis (Buddy) J. Mayeux Jr. and his wife Mari of Crowley and Charles M. Mayeux and his wife Anna of Cottonport; five daughters, Michelle Leger and her husband Mitchell of Crowley, Andree Brown and her husband Mark (Boz) Brown of Crowley, Jeanne Schmid and her husband Kurt of Crowley, Yvette Hoffpauir and her husband Harrell of Crowley and Claire Kelbaugh and her husband Keeffer of New Orleans; 24 grandchildren; one sister, Shirley Cassidy of Jennings; and one brother, Noble Chambers of Crowley.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Noble and Anna Chambers.
She was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church and was recently chosen as an Outstanding Volunteer for the American Cancer Society.
Geesey-Ferguson Funeral Home of Crowley has been entrusted with the arrangements.
Lucy Klumpp Guillory
TEE MAMOU - Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 3, at St. Jules Catholic Church in Tee-Mamou for Lucy Klumpp Guillory, 96, who died Sunday, June 1, 2003 at the Jeff Davis Assisted Living Center in Jennings.
Fr. David Broussard will officiate for the services. A rosary was recited at 7 p.m. Monday evening.
Burial will be in Reed Cemetery.
Visitation was observed Monday from 3 to 10 p.m. and Tuesday from 8 a.m. until the time of the service.
She is survived by a daughter, Gale Hebert and her husband Terry of Tee Mamou; one son, Michael Guillory of Lake Charles; three sisters, Marie Fish of Houston and Cleo Leger and June Wood, both of Tee Mamou; six granddaughters, Karen Wimberly and her husband Danny of Tee Mamou, Faye Brasseaux and her husband Roger of Tee Mamou, Rhonda Legros and her husband Donnie of Tee Mamou, Nanette Roy and her husband Adam of Iota, Lisa Benoit and her husband Farley of Iota, and Shelly Cormier and her husband Shane of Lake Charles; 16 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Guillory is preceded in death by her husband, Murphy Guillory; her parents, Joseph and Angeline Hebert Klumpp; three brothers, D.E., Roman and J.C. Klumpp; ad two sisters, Niki Francois and Laura Hoffpauir.
Pallbearers are Danny Wimberly, Roger Brasseaux, Derrick Legros, Adam Roy, Farley Benoit and Shane Cormier.
Geesey-Ferguson Funeral Home of Iota has been entrusted with the arrangements.
JENNINGS – Lucy F. Gott, 76, died at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 31, 2003 at Jennings American Legion Hospital. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 3, at Living Word Assembly Word of God. Matthews and Son Funeral Home of Jennings is in charge of arrangements.
Mildred Eliza Nixon Nolan
OAK RIDGE - Funeral services will be held Tuesday morning, June 3, 2003 at 11 a.m. at Oak Ridge Methodist Church for Mildred Eliza Nixon Nolan, 98, of Oak Ridge, Crowley native, who died Saturday, May 31, 2003 in Shreveport.
Officiating will be Rev. William Peoples, District Superintendent Shreveport District, assisted by Rev. Marie Williams, District Superintendent Monroe District.
Burial will be in Oak Ridge Baptist Cemetery in Oak Ridge.
Visitation is Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Mulhearn Funeral Home of Rayville.
She is survived by a son, Rev. William Earl Nolan and his wife Janet of Shreveport, and grandchildren, William Walter Nolan, John Charles Nolan, Julie Nolan Loker and Joseph Lowell Nolan.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William McKinley Nolan; two sons, John Travis Nolan and Charles Henry Nolan; a sister, Dorothy Younce, and a brother, Larry Nixon.
Mrs. Nolan was a retired school teacher with the Morehouse Parish School System. She was the first woman member on the Council of Ministries Louisiana Methodist Conference where she served as chairperson for Archives and History. She was also a member of Delta Kappa Gamma and the Daughters of the American Revolution. She wrote 17 feature articles for the Bastrop Enterprise on Methodism in Northeast Louisiana and edited several books on history. Her father, John T. Nixon was editor for the Crowley Daily Signal and started the Monroe Evening News with partner Julius Cheney in 1893.
Her mother, Leola White Nixon was an educator in mathematics and at one time was a principal of Oak Ridge School. Mrs. Nolan followed that legacy left by her parents.
Memorials may be made to the Oak Ridge Methodist Church or the Archives of Centenary Colloge.
Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Shreveport (318) 222-0348 is in charge of arrangements.
CROWLEY – Mrs. Lula Mae Guidry, 70, died at 10:10 p.m. Saturday, May 31, 2003 at Vermilion Health Care Nursing Home in Kaplan. Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. Sunday, June 1, at Duhon Funeral Home Chapel in Crowley. Burial will be in Cassinade Cemetery in Kaplan under the direction of Duhon Funeral Home of Crowley.
RAYNE – Timothy (Timmy) Miller, 43, died at 5:29 p.m. Thursday, May 29, 2003 at his home in Broussard. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 1, at Duhon Funeral Home in Rayne. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery #2 under the direction of Duhon Funeral of Rayne.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, June 2, at St. St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church for Ovey Trahan, 87, who died Friday, May 30, 2003 at Crowley American Legion Hospital.
Fr. Gary Schexnayder, pastor, will officiate for the services. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery.
Visitation will be observed from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday and from 7 a.m. until the time of the service Monday.
A rosary will be recited at 6:30 p.m. Sunday evening at the funeral home.
Survivors include one daughter, Rita T. Deville of Crowley; one son, Buford Trahan of Crowley; two sisters, Lillian T. Racca of Crowley and Nedia T. Guidry of Bell City; two brothers, Ophelias Trahan and Wilson Trahan, both of Crowley; 10 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Amant H. Trahan; his parents, Darius and Edna L. Trahan; two grandsons, Robert and Michael Deville; one sister, Zulmae Roy, and one son-in-law, Norris “Sam” Deville.
Pall bearers are Donnie Trahan, Glenn Deville, Steven Deville, Darrell Deville, Brian Deshotel and Quentin Zaunbrecher.
Honorary pall bearers are Michael David Edwards, Mike Edwards, Ivy Cradeur and Marcus Deville.
Geesey-Ferguson Funeral Home of Crowley has been entrusted with the arrangements.
Lora J. ‘Poor Boy’ Pastor
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, June 2, at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church for Lora J. “Poor Boy” Pastor, 76, who died Friday, May 30, 2003 at 5:35 p.m. at his residence in Crowley.
Fr. Gary Schexnayder, pastor, will officiate for the services. Entombment will be in Woodlawn Mausoleum.
Visitation will be observed Sunday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Monday from 8 a.m. until the time of the service.
Rosaries will be recited Sunday at 2 p.m. by the Knights of Columbus Council 5499 and at 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
Survivors include his wife, Helen Sonnier Pastor of Crowley; three daughters, Pearl P. Reynolds and her husband Robert of Crowley, Susan P. Guidry and her husband Chuck of Crowley and Elaine Pastor Stelly of Crowley; five sons, Michael Pastor and his wife Alice of Crowley, Julian Pastor of Rayne, John Wayne Pastor of New Orleans, Chris Pastor and his wife Patricia of Crowley, and Lora J. Pastor Jr. and his wife Tricia of Rayne; three sisters, Jean Hanks and Earline Spell of Crowley and Linda Greenman of Raleigh, N.C.; three brothers, Daniel Pastor of Vermont and Robert Pastor and John Pastor, both of Crowley; 20 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Mr. Pastor was preceded in death by one son, Donald Pastor; his parents, Lumay J. Pastor Sr. and Ernestine LaBorde Pastor, and one brother, Anthony “Buster” Pastor.
He was a veteran of World War II having served his country in the United States Army. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus Council 5499, VFW Post 6720, and American Legion Post 15 of Crowley. He was a recipient of the United Blood Services Diamond Donor Award.
He owned and operated “Poor Boys” Grocery Store for over 35 years having a love for shrimping and the sale of fresh seafood.
Pall bearers will be his five sons, Michael, Julian, John Wayne, Chris and Lora Jr., with the memory of his deceased son, Donald, being remembered as the sixth pall bearer.
Geesey-Ferguson Funeral Home, 301 N. Ave. F., Crowley (783-3313) has been entrusted with the arrangements.
CHURCH POINT – Mrs. Gervais Lyons, nee Leola Richard, 84, died at 4:45 a.m. Saturday, May 31, 2003. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, June 2, at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery under the direction of Guidry Funeral Home of Church Point.
Laila Paige Stutes
Funeral services for Laila Paige Stutes, 5 months, will be held Sunday, June 1, at 1:30 p.m. at Duhon Funeral Home Chapel in Crowley with Fr. Donald Pousson officiating.
She died at 4:36 a.m. Friday, May 30, 2003 at Oschner Clinic Foundation in New Orleans.
Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery in Rayne.
Visitation will be observed Saturday from 11 a.m. until 10 p.m. and Sunday from 8 a.m. until the time of the service.
Survivors include her parents, Jeremy Stutes and Katie Hebert of Morse; paternal grandparents, Gail Thibodeaux of Estherwood and Patrick Stutes of Rayne; maternal grandparents, Stephanie (Sis) Hebert and John Hebert of Morse; great paternal grandparents, Bernice Stutes and Mr. and Mrs. Freddie Stelly Sr. of Duson; and great maternal grandparents, Allen and Jeanette Stutes of Crowley.
She is preceded in death by her great grandparents, Louis Stutes and Mr. and Mrs. John J. Hebert.
Pall bearers are Wesley Hebert, Corey Stutes, Eric Stutes and Jude Rice. Honorary pall bearer is Marcus Roy.
Duhon Funeral Home of Crowley is in charge of arrangements.