George Viator Sr.
George Viator Sr., 83, a native and resident of New Iberia died Saturday, Jan. 17, 1998, at Iberia Medical Center following a brief illness.
He was a retired salesman extradoinaire.
Mr. Viator is survived by two sons, Raleigh Viator and George Viator Jr. of New Iberia; two daughters, Kathy Viator and Chris Riggs of New Iberia; one sister, Mrs. Raymond Dola Flory of Abbeville; 10 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; 11 brothers and sisters. John Touchet
Services for John "Sally" Touchet, 87, will begin at 3:30 p.m. today at David and Jacquemoud Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Steven LeBlanc officiating. Entombment will be in the Holy Family Mausoleum with Military graveside services conducted by VFW Post 1982.
Visitation will be at the funeral home until the time of services with a 2 p.m. rosary.
A native of Boston, La., and resident of New Iberia, Mr. Touchet died at 10:50 a.m. Monday, Jan. 19, 1998, at Dauterive Hospital.
He was a member of the VFW Post 1982.
Mr. Touchet is survived by one stepdaughter, Bobbie Dyson of New Orleans; one brother, D.J. Touchet of Beaumont, Texas; and one nephew, Jimmie Touchet of Erath.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Rosalie Breaux Touchet; his parents, Arthur and Rose Boudreaux Touchet; one brother, L.B. Touchet; four sisters, Cecilia Belair, Ozia Cormier, Agnes Farligh and Inez LeBlanc.
Pallbearers will be Gerald Comeaux, Bradley Comeaux, Jason Comeaux, Christopher Lemaire, Carol Melancon and Tyler Melancon.
The David and Jacquemoud Funeral Home of New Iberia is in charge of arrangements.
Idell J. Ward
JEANERETTE - Services for Idell "Fema" Ward, 75, the former Idell Joe will begin at 8 p.m. Friday at Alex Lovett Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Lillie A. Lockett officiating. Interment will be in Our Lady of Rosary Cemetery, Saturday at 10 a.m.
Visitation will be from 1-10 p.m. Friday at the funeral home, which will reopen at 8 a.m. Saturday.
A resident of Jeanerette, Mrs. Ward died at 11:06 am. Sunday, Jan. 11, 1998, at Dauterive Hospital following a lengthy illness.
She was a member of Miracle of Deliverance Church of Jeanerette and the Benevolent Society No. 2.
Mrs. Ward is survived by one son, Willie Ward Sr. of Jeanerette; one son-in-law, Harris Horace Lewis of Jeanerette; one daughter, Mrs. Ruby L. Lewis of Jeanerette; three daughters-in-law, Shirley C. Ward, Marilyn Holmes and Druella C. Ward; one brother-in-law, James Oliver of Lake Charles; one sister, Rita Joe Linton Smith of Jeanerette; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband Joseph C. Ward Sr.; her parents, Douglas Joe Sr. and Eliza Washington Joe; one son, Joseph C. Ward Jr.; five brothers, Douglas Joe Jr., Raymond Joe, Roy Joe, Willie Joe Sr. and Henry Joe; and two sisters, Dorothy Oliver and Louise Joe Millette.
Pallbearers will be Robert Lee Jackson, Ulyesses Sereal, Peter Jackson, Forrest Lewis, Ronald Jackson and Rayford Gilliam.
Honorary pallbearers will be Harris Lewis, Louis Lockett Jr., Curtis Carter Jr., Walter Millett Jr., Larry Linton Sr., Percy K. Arthur Jr., Paul Ward, Jerry Ward and Landon Ward.
The Alex Lovette Funeral Services Inc. of Jeanerette is in charge of arrangements.
YOUNGSVILLE - Services for Benita Landry, 86, will begin at 2 p.m. today at St. Anne Catholic Church. Entombment will be in the church mausoleum.
Visitation will be at David Funeral Home of Broussard until the time of services.
A native of Youngsville and resident of Groves, Texas, Mrs. Landry died at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 13, 1998, at her residence.
The David Funeral Home of Broussard is in charge of arrangements.
Ida R. Matte
JEANERETTE - Services for Mrs. Cleveland Matte, 94, the former Ida Richard, were held at 10 a.m. today at David and Landry Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Ed Degeyter officiating. Entombment was in the St. John Mausoleum.
A native of Church Point, former resident of Jeanerette and resident of Lafayette, Mrs. Matte died at 4:45 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 13, 1998, at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital.
She was a housewife.
Mrs. Matte was preceded in death by her husband, Cleveland Matte; her parents, Lucien Richard and Ozia Matte Richard; and one sister; Pauline Richard.
Pallbearers will be family members.
The David and Landry Funeral Home of Jeanerette is in charge of arrangements.
Alberta D. Compton
Services for Alberta D. Compton, 83, the former Alberta Dauphiney, will begin at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Edward Catholic Church with the Rev. Thomas James officiating. Entombment will be in the church mausoleum.
Visitation will begin at 7 a.m. Friday with a 9:30 a.m. rosary at Fletcher Funeral Home Chapel.
A native of New Iberia and resident of Rialto, Calif., for 10 years, Mrs. Compton died at 1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 11, 1998, in Rialto at the home of her sister, Erma Anderson, following a lengthy illness.
She was a member of St. Edward Catholic Church and a housewife.
Mrs. Compton is survived by her husband, Curley Joseph Compton Sr. of New Iberia; one son, Curley Joseph Compton Jr. of Lafayette; one daughter-in-law, Sandra A. Compton of Lafayette; two sisters, Mrs. Lillian B. Harrison of Baton Rouge and Mrs. Erma Anderson of Rialto; one sister-in-law, Mrs. Ruth O. Dauphiney of Victorville, Calif.; three grandchildren, LaVonne Marie Compton and Brandon J. Compton, both of New Iberia, and Daphne M. Jones of Washington, D.C.; eight nieces, two nephews, five great-nieces; three great-nephews; one great-great-nephew; and a host of other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her grandparents; brothers; sisters; uncles; aunts; nephews; and cousins.
Pallbearers will be Benjamin Burns, Edwin Charles, Elton Davis Charles Gray, Terry C. Landry and Grover Pollard.
The Fletcher Funeral Home of New Iberia is in charge of arrangements.
Lelia L. DeRouen
RYNELLA - Services for Mrs. Elias DeRouen Sr., 91, the former, Lelia Laviolette will begin at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Marcellus Catholic Church with the Rev. Conley Bertrand officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery.
Visitation will be from 2-9 p.m. today with a 6:30 p.m. rosary at Evangeline Funeral Home, which will reopen at 8 a.m. Friday until the time of services.
A native of Vermilion Parish and resident of Rynell, Mrs. DeRouen died at 3:15 p.m. Jan. 14, 1998, at a New Iberia nursing home.
She is survived by two sons, Ridgeway A. DeRouen Sr. and his wife, Winona Melancon DeRouen and Elias J. DeRouen Jr. and his wife, Verna Mae Prados DeRouen, all of New Iberia; one daughter, Mrs. Harold (Dianna Lynn) Smith of New Iberia; 11 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
Mrs. DeRouen was preceded in death by her husband, Elias DeRouen Sr.; her parents, Adam and Adellia LeBlanc Laviolette; two brothers, Eugene Laviolette and Elias Laviolette; and three sisters, Adele LeBlanc, Inez Laviolette and Adalla LeBlanc.
Pallbearers will be Ridgeway DeRouen Jr., Macena Elias DeRouen, Scotty James DeRouen, Jason DeRouen, Errol DeRouen, Royce DeRouen and Gayland Cook.
The Evangeline Funeral Home Inc. of New Iberia is in charge of arrangements. Warren Gaspard III
Services for infant Warren Gaspard III will begin at 2 p.m. Friday at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church with the Rev. Daniel Picard officiating. Interment will be in the Holy Family Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at David Funeral Home.
A resident of New Iberia, Warren died at 1:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 14, 1998, at Women's and Children Hospital in Lafayette.
He is survived by his parents, Warren Gaspard and Judy Prather Gaspard of New Iberia; one sister, Krystian Gaspard of New Iberia; his paternal grandparents, Warren and Sandra Gaspard Sr. of New Iberia; his maternal grandparents, Billy and Judy Prather of New Iberia; his paternal great-grandparents, Minos and Janet Delcambre of New Iberia; and his maternal great-grandparents, Garlan and Ruth Prather of DeRidder; and his maternal great-grandmother, Emma Havner of Sulphur Springs Texas.
Pallbearers will be family members.
The David Funeral Home of New Iberia is in charge of arrangements.
Hilson Dugas Sr.
Services for Hilson "IronMan" Dugas Sr., 64, were held at 10 a.m. today at St. Edward Catholic Church with the Rev. Thomas James officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery.
Visitation was at Journet and Bolden Chapel.
A native and resident of New Iberia, Mr. Dugas died at 9:35 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 13, 1998, at Dauterive Hospital.
He is survived by his wife, Theresa Dugas of New Iberia; four sons, Milton Sam, John Dugas and Lionel Dugas, all of New Iberia; and Hilson Dugas Jr. of Houston; six daughters, Mary Anson, Kathy Dugas, Elizabeth George, Linda Dugas, Jamie Dugas and Kevia Broussard, all of New Iberia; two brothers, Preston Dugas of New Iberia and Rodney Dugas of Monohawd, Texas; three sisters, Elta Lewis of New Iberia, Mary Elvene Miller of St. Martinville and Mary Lucille Dugas of Breaux Bridge; 21 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Mr. Dugas was preceded in death by his parents, Valsin Dugas and Bertine Gloud; one son, Harold Dugas; two sisters, Cecile Williams and Leona Dugas; and two brothers, Lonnie Dugas and Murphy Dugas.
Pallbearers were friends and family members.
The Journet and Bolden Funeral Home of New Iberia was in charge of arrangements.