obituaries, terrebonne parish

And yet more Houma obits

From the Dec. 31, 1972, edition of “The Houma Daily Courier & The Terrebonne Press.”

Alvin Navarre Sr., 70, died at 9:15 a.m. Saturday in Our Lady of the Sea Hospital, Galliano. He was a resident of 118 Hanley Lane, Golden Meadow. Services are slated for 3 p.m. Monday, January 1 in Our Lady of Prompt Succor Catholic Church in Golden Meadow with burial in the church mausoleum. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Julie Boudreaux Navarre; three sons, Alvin J., Philip of Larose, and Aurestile Navarre Jr.; four daughters, Mrs. Rogers Collins, Cut Off, Mrs. Harrison Curole, Mrs. Gilmer Gaudet of Gretna and Mrs. Gene Guidroz of LaRose; and six sisters Mrs. James Toups, Mrs. J.P. Moore, Mrs. O’Neil Labit, Mrs. Octavie Babin, Mrs. Warren Burgess and Miss Julia Navarre. He is also survived by 20 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents the late Aurestile and Julienne Navarre. First National Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Miss Clarice Bouzigard, 69, died Friday, December 29 in Consolata Nursing Home, New Iberia. She was a Golden Meadow native. She is survived by one son, Bobby Lee Seringe; two daughters, Mildred Lee Serigne and Eva Bouzigard; seven brothers, Leo, Edgar, Maurice, Norbert, Lorris, Harris and George; and eight sisters, Mrs. Eusta Lafort, Mrs. Norris Cheramie, Mrs. Inez Martin, Mrs. Julian Lafort, Mrs. Edison Terrebonne, Mrs. Hilton Davis and Miss Nora and Louise Bouzigard. She is also survived by four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Services are slated from First National Funeral Home of Galliano to the Cheramie Cemetery in Galliano. The time had not been set at press deadline.

McGuire Funeral Home of Vivian, La. is in charge of arrangements for Mrs. Annie Heavener, 91. She was the mother of Mrs. D. Frank Smith of 303 Sunset Blvd., Mrs. William T. Maxwell, Palms Apt., and Mrs. Claude Gray, 10 Alamo.

George Joseph Pellegrin Sr. expired at 9:10 p.m. Friday, December 29 in Terrebonne General Hospital. He was 61 years of age and a resident of Grand Caillou Rte., Box 805. Services are scheduled Monday, January 1, at 2 p.m. in Holy Family Church with interment in the church cemetery. He is survived by his wife, Josephine Marie Pellegrin, four sons George Junius, John and Perry Pellegrin, all of Grand Caillou; three daughters, Mrs. Dennis Pellegrin, Mrs. Julius White and Mrs. Michale Gautier; three brothers, Alfred, Pierre and Elie Pellegrin; and three sisters, Mrs. Vincent Scott of Dulac, Mrs. Felix Bourg of Grand Caillou Rte. and Mrs. Bernard Carrere, also of Grand Caillou. He is also survived by 11 grandchildren. Chauvin Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Louise C. LeCompte, a resident of 618 Roosevelt St., died yesterday at 9:35 a.m. She was 79 years of age. She is survived by her husband, Clarence LeCompte; two sons, Linton and Abbie LeCompte; and two sisters, Mrs. Felicie Guidry and Mrs. Velma Bergerson. She is also survived by three grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Preceding her in death were her parents, the late Joseph and Cora Chauvin. Funeral services are set for 10 a.m. Tuesday January 2 in St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church with interment in Magnolia Cemetery. Visitation begins at 3 p.m. today until 10 p.m. First National Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Clara Pitre, 89, died Friday, December 29 at Saco Nursing Home. Services are set for 2 p.m. this afternoon in St. Gregory Barbarigo Catholic church with interment in St. Francis No. 1 cemetery. She is survived by two sons, Evans and Virges Pitre; and five sisters, Mrs. Eddie Babin, Mrs. Ismay Duplantis, Mrs. Vivian Bourgeoise, Mrs. Bernard LeBoeuf, and Mrs. Lea Pitre. She is survived by 38 grandchildren, 71 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren. Preceding her in death were two brothers, the late Harris and Eustis Pitre, and her husband, the late Augustine Pitre. First National Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Donald J. Bonvillain, 71, died Wednesday, December 27. Funeral services took place yesterday at 2 p.m. from First National Funeral Home. He is survived by two sisters, Mrs. R. L. Hodges of Houma and Mrs. William J. Hoffman of Riley, North Carolina. Bonvillain was preceded in death by his wife, the late Eunice Berwick Bonvillain.

obituaries, terrebonne parish

More Houma obituaries

Here are the obits from the Oct. 8, 1972, edition of “The Houma Daily Courier & The Terrebonne Press.”

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Alfreda Verdin

Mrs. Alfreda Verdin, mother of Alfred Verdin and Mrs. Orelia Verdin Williams of Houma, died Thursday, Oct. 5 at 9:15 a.m. at her residence on Big Bayou Black near Gibson. Mrs. Verdin, also survived by brother Wilmore Lee Verdin, nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, was 68 years of age. Wake services are to be Sunday night, Oct. 8, with the recitation of the rosary planned for 7 p.m. at Terrebonne Funeral Home. Religious services from St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church will take place Monday, Oct. 9, at 10 am. with burial rites to follow in New Zion Cemetery in Mechanicville. Terrebonne Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Raymond Bergeron of 625 Pecan St. died Friday, Oct. 6 at Charity Hospital in New Orleans at 7:35 p.m. at the age of 56. He was the son of the late Sidney Bergeron and Louise Champagne. He was also preceded in death by brothers Sidney, Junius and Louis Bergeron as well as sisters Misses Laura and Thelma Bergeron. Survivors included brothers Ivy and Celestin Bergeron, both of Houma, and sister Miss Flavia Bergeron, also of Houma. Services are to be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 9 at St. Eloi Catholic Church. Burial will be in St. Eloi Cemetery in Theriot. Chauvin Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

The man credited with bringing the first large pipeline into Houma for the Texas Co., Frank William Courts, expired Friday, Oct. 6 at 2:30 p.m. at Lakewood Hospital in Morgan City. Mr. Courts, 83 and a resident of 107 Geist St., died following a lengthy illness. He was born in Duke Center, Penn. and worked in the oil field all his life in the Texas, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania and Louisiana areas. Most of his working career was spent with the Texas Co. He was active in the Presbyterian Church, the Shriner Club and the Masonic Lodge, No. 23, F. & A.M. in Healdton, Okla. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Alice Turner Courts of Houma, sons W. M. Courts of Houma, R.T. Courts of Houston, sister Mrs. Ruth McGahey of Pampa, Tex., three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Services are slated from the McCleary Chapel Sunday, Oct. 8 at 2 p.m. with the Rev. James L. Baker officiating, with burial rites to follow in the Garden of Memories Cemetery in Gray.

Mrs. George Weidenbacher Sr., mother of Houma resident Donald Henry Weidenbacher, died Saturday, Oct. 7 at her daughter’s residence in Harvey. A former resident of New Orleans, she had been residing with Mr. and Mrs. Henry Rhiehm for the past three years. She was 65 and the wife of George Weidenbacher Sr. She was also the mother of George Weidenbacher Jr. of New Orleans. Other family survivors include six grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Visitation begins tonight, Sunday, Oct. 8 at 6 p.m. from the House of Bultman on St. Charles Avenue in New Orleans. Funeral services are slated from 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 9 from St. Henry’s Catholic Church in General Pershing in New Orleans. Following the 10 a.m. Requiem Mass, burial will ensue in the Carrollton Cemetery in New Orleans.

 

 

 

obituaries, terrebonne parish

Houma obituaries

Here’s are the obituaries from the Nov. 19, 1972, edition of “The Houma Daily Courier & Terrebonne Press.”

Marie Benoit Francis, a resident of Box 818 Grand Caillou, died Friday, Nov. 17 at 6:10 p.m. at the age of 86. She was the wife of the late Frank Francis and daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Victor Benoit. She was the mother of Aldoir Parfait of Houma, Mabel Francis of Houma, Mrs. Rita Verret, the late Adam Francis, the late Mrs. Hilda Trosclair and the late Wilda Francis. She is also survived by 34 grandchildren and 75 great-grandchildren. First National Funeral Home is handling arrangements which were incomplete at press time.

Mrs. A. J. Bonvillain, wife of the late State Senator A. J. Bonvillain, who died Thursday, Nov. 16, was preceded in death by five sisters and one brother. They included the late Mrs. Leufroy Patout, Mrs. Jimmie Brown, Mrs. Frank Viguerie, Mrs. A.B. Caillouet, Mrs. J.C. Dupont and Leufroy Burguieres.

Randolph Babin, resident of 350 Carlos St., died Friday, Nov. 17 at 11:45 p.m. at the age of 61. He is survived by brothers Eddie, Sidney and Leon Babin of Houma as well as sisters Mrs. Delnott Kieffe of New Orleans and Mrs. Irene Butcher of Houma. Funeral services are set for 9:30 a.m. Monday, November 20, at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church with interment in St. Francis de Sales No. 1 Cemetery. Chauvin Funeral Home is handling the funeral arrangements.

Mrs. Emily Trahan Authement, a resident of St. Rte. Box 620, Chauvin, died Friday, Nov. 17 at 9:10 p.m. at Terrebonne General Hospital at the age of 78. She was the widow of Evest Authement and the mother of Felton, Magnus, Harry, Harvey, Andrew, Willard Authement, all of Houma, Eugene and Herman Authement of Bourg, Mrs. Leon (Bridget) LeBouef of Montegut, Mrs. Wilsey (Egnolia) Dupre of Pointe-Aux-Chenes, Mrs. Frank (Aggie) Picou of Chauvin, Mrs. Nola (Viona) Lapeyrouse of Chauvin and Mrs. Lucius (Leona) Martin of Chauvin. She is also survived by 42 grandchildren and 36 great-grandchildren. Wake services are to be held from Mrs. Authement’s resident with funeral services incomplete at press time. Burial will be in the St. Joseph Cemetery in Chauvin. Chauvin Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Mrs. Edith B. Young, 62, died Friday, November 17, at 5 p.m. She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Marvin (Loretta) Marmande; a son, Jerry Qucner; and two nieces, Hilda Williams Buyer and Stella Broussard Robichaux. Also surviving her are seven grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, the late Joseph Young. Visitation will be from 3-11 p.m. today. Funeral services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Monday, November 20 in St. Eloi Catholic Church in Bayou Dularge with burial in St. Eloi Mausoleum. First National Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Dennis L. Trahan, a resident of 121 Westview, expired at 10 a.m. yesterday. He was 83 years old. He is survived by one brother, Levy Trahan, and three sisters, Mrs. Laura Bonvillain, Mrs. Louise Pellegrin and Mrs. Adenise Hebert. He was preceded in death by his parents, Pierre and Adolia Trahan; five brothers, Leo, Joe, J.P. Clay and Wilbert Trahan and two sisters, Elodie Hebert and May Blanchard. Funeral services are slated for Monday, Nov. 20, at 10 a.m. in St. Anthony Catholic Church with interment in St. Anthony Cemetery. Friends may call after 10:30 a.m. today. Falgout Funeral Home of Raceland is in charge of arrangements.

A Texas resident passing through Houma while on vacation suffered a heart attack several days ago and has died as a result of that illness. The man has been identified as Marvin Gay Brian of Coffman Texas, 50 years of age and the husband of Doris Shughart Brian. First┬áNational Funeral Home, which has handled local arrangements for the Brian family, said Brian died Friday, Nov. 17 at Terrebonne General Hospital, where he had been hospitalized for a few days following the attack. He was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Charles Herman Brian and the father of Anthony Charles Brian of Arlington, Tex.; Mrs. Janet Neff of Kemp, Tex. He was the stepfather of Mrs. Barbara Lynn Roberts and Thomas Brian Arrendell, both of Deer Park, Tex. Authorities at the funeral home reported Brian’s remains have been transferred to Anderson-Clay Funeral Home with funeral services planned from Kemp, Tex. Brian’s family was traveling with him and in Houma when he died.