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101 Death Notice:

WILLIAM P. LEBLANC, 93, resident of Santa Maria, passed away June 2, 2016. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Lori Family Mortuary, Santa Maria.

(Published in The Santa Maria Times on June 7, 2016) 
LeBlanc, William Paul (I585)
102 Death Notice:

Ella Bernice Hronek, 84, of Caldwell, Texas, passed away on Wednesday September 17, 2015, in Bryan. Services are pending and her care is entrusted to Daniel and Son Funeral Home.

Loehr, Ella Bernice (I1951)
103 Death Notice

Billy Sebesta, Jr., 89, of Caldwell, passed away Monday, September 17, 2018. Services will be at 2:00 p.m., September 20 at Masonic Cemetery, Caldwell, Texas. Services entrusted to Strickland Funeral Home, Caldwell.

(Published in The Bryan/College Station Eagle on September 20, 2018)

Sebesta, Willie Joe Jr. (I3158)
104 Death Notice

HRONEK, Lois E., 85, of Caldwell died Thursday. Visitation 6 p.m. today, Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home, Caldwell. Services 2 p.m. Sunday, Cooks Point Brethren Church, Cooks Point. Burial Cooks Point Brethren Church Cemetery.

(Published in Austin American-Statesman on May 21, 2011)

Schoenemann, Lois Elaine (I1956)
105 Death Notice


Sam German, a well known young man of the Rock Prairie community, died Sunday morning after a short illness. He was a splendid young man, active, industrious, and belonged to a well known family of the southern portion of the county. He had just recently passed his 21st birthday. The funeral was held at Millican this afternoon.

(Published in The Bryan Daily Eagle on January 14, 1918) 
German, Samuel (I3765)


Funeral Today


News of the tragic death of Mrs. Sarah Greer, aged 85 years who was burned to death late Tuesday afternoon at the home of her son, Avery Greer in the Peach Creek community, reached Bryan this morning. Reports of the sad accident are to the effect that Mrs. Greer, and the other members of the family, who were at home at the time, saw the high, dry grass in the pasture near the house burning, and as the fire increased and was fast getting nearer the house, went out to fight against it. While trying to put out the grass fire, Mrs. Greer's clothing caught fire, and were burned off her, her body also becoming deeply burned and charred. So seriously was the aged woman injured, that she died before a doctor could reach the home.

Deceased has been a resident of Brazos county for more than sixty years, having lived in Bryan with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Martin, before the days of the Civil War. Only two sisters and one brother of the once large family survive: Mrs. Tom Caywood, and Mrs. Jane Collard of Bryan and Monroe Martin of Batesville, Texas. Three sons also survive the aged mother: Avery Greer, with whom she made her home, George Greer, and Bud Greer, all of Brazos county.

The body was prepared for burial, and the funeral conducted under the direction of McCulloch-Dansby, funeral directors of Bryan, with interment made at the old Sims cemetery near Millican in the southern part of Brazos county. The hour of the funeral was ten o'clock Wednesday, August 16, and many old time friends and neighbors, who knew and loved the deceased were present to pay the last sad tribute of respect to her memory.

To the bereaved family, and other relatives, sincere and heartfelt sympathy is extended in this sad hour of sorrow, because of the tragic death of mother, and grandmother, whose long life has been such a benediction to them, and whose sudden death brings them such untold grief.

(Published in The Eagle on August 17, 1927)
Martin, Sarah Ann (I2963)
107 FM 3090 takes second life in 2 weeks

Exactly 2 weeks after a Tomball woman was killed in a motorcycle accident on FM 3090, 33-year-old Robert Lynn Nienstedt of Burton succumbed to injuries sustained in a 1-car rollover off the same windy roadway on Sunday morning.

Department of Public Safety Trooper Ross Bates of Brenham reported that the driver, Karen Jeanice Crenshaw of Anderson, 32, was traveling northwest on FM 3090 when her 1998 Chevy SUV left the roadway, struck a tree and rolled.

Precinct 2 Justice of the Peace Joe Imhoff pronounced Nienstedt, a passenger, dead at the scene at 9:40 a.m. Nienstedt's body was transported to Nobles Funeral Home of Navasota.

Nienstedt was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the incident, which occurred at 8:52 a.m., 9.1 miles north of Navasota.

Crenshaw, who was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the incident, was transported to College Station Medical Center in stable condition with head trauma.

Two weeks prior, on June 3, Stephanie Hunt Burton, 51, left the roadway on a Harley-Davidson and struck a fence on FM 3090, about a quarter of a mile west of FM 149 near Anderson.

Trooper Kenneth Balzekas of Anderson previously reported that Burton wore a helmet, but landed on her head after she was ejected from the bike.

(Published by the Navasota, TX Examiner on June 18, 2012)

Nienstedt, Robert Lynn (I5622)
108 LeBleu's History

Deep in the southwest corner of Louisiana lies a region famed in American history as the "Neutral Strip." This forty-mile-wide stretch of wilderness and marsh land, principally in present-day Calcasieu and Cameron parishes, became a geographic entity in 1806 when the boundary between Spanish Texas and the United States was in dispute. In that year, the "Neutral Ground Agreement" established the "Neutral Strip" which was left unoccupied by troops and law enforcement officials of either nation. This agreement remained in effect until 1821. Although a few legitimate land hunters settled there, the Strip soon became notorious for harboring the lawless elements and social outcasts of two nations. Bounded on the west by the Sabine River and on the east by the Calcasieu, the region is noted for its many deep, cypress-lined and moss-draped bayous, its marshy lowlands, and live oak-studded cheniers in the coastal or southern sector, and for its pine forests and hardwood bottomlands in the northern sector. By 1820, only a sprinkling of white settlers and slaves were living there along with small bands of the fast-vanishing Attakapas tribe, led by Chief Calcasieu (Quelqueshue meaning Crying Eagle).

Bartheleme Blaise LeBleu was the first white settler to build a permanent residence in the Calcasieu region. The LeBleus are considered the premier pioneer family of Southwest Louisiana. LeBleu and his family found a way to prosper from the resources they found in the area. His parents, Louis LeBleu and Marie Gentils were immigrants from Bordeaux, France. Bartheleme was born in 1722 at Arkansas Post along the upper Mississippi River. During his years on the Mississippi, he learned the river and coastal areas and became a pilot. He lived in New Orleans for a time, but headed west after his marriage to Marie Josette de la Mirande in 1769. He started westward in a two-wheeled bullock cart and crossed the Calcasieu River several months later. Arriving at the shore of Lake Charles and finding it impossible to ford, he turned back, settling about six miles east of the lake along what is now called English Bayou. Bartheleme and Marie settled and had six children. The two eldest, Arsene and Catherine, became deeply embedded in the lore surrounding the early history of Lake Charles.

Arsene LeBleu was the first white man born in the Calcasieu area on October 30, 1789. In his younger years, LeBleu was a buccaneer, sailing against the Spanish as one of Jean Laffite's captains. By 1815 LeBleu had built his home at a point where the Calcasieu River intersected the Opelousas Trail and Old Spanish Trail in the area now known as LeBleu Settlement. He was among the largest land holders in southwest Louisiana. His home was a spacious cypress house, covered with plaster and attractive painted murals on the smooth walls. LeBleu's stock, numbering in the thousands, grazed the Calcasieu prairie southward below his home located on the upper reaches of English Bayou. He drove his herds from Texas to New Orleans and his home became a well-known way station, or "stand," for the Texas cattle drivers along the Opelousas Trail. Cattle "stands" were operated in Louisiana, giving the drovers access to cattle pens, lodging at night, and warm food. This way of life afforded him the opportunity to meet many people. Some of his friends included James and Resin Bowie. They were such good friends that Resin was named "Parain" or godfather of his son Arsene Jr. While James (Jim) is more famous for killing a man with the bowie knife, most people don't realize it was his brother Resin that designed the famous blade.

Catherine LeBleu married Charles Sallier in 1805. Sallier was a political exile until Barthelemy LeBleu and Jean Lafitte brought him to settle in Louisiana in 1781. Sallier remained in Opelousas, Louisiana until 1797 and then travelled westward until he reached the Arsene LeBleu home, east of the lake that now bears his name. Sallier fell in love with Catherine and settled with her in a cabin on the southeast shore of the lake, which was later called Charles' Lake. The village that grew around this lake was called Charlestown, and finally it became Lake Charles. During the years of 1815 to 1821, when Jean Laffite was headquartered in Galveston, he spent many hours slipping up through the Calcasieu River and Contraband Bayou into Lake Charles. Here he visited his friends, Charles and Catherine Sallier often, docking directly in front of the shell mounds before the house. Their children were loved by Laffite. One day, Jean Laffite told their little girl, Sydalise, "See this bag of gold? If you can pick it up, you can have it.," Needless to say, the weight of the bag was too much for the child, but she remembered it and told the tale often to her own grandchildren. Sydalise would listen from their lakefront home to songs sung by the pirates on their ship. "They accompanied themselves on little accordions," she told her grandchildren, "and I got in trouble when I sang the songs and my mother heard the words!"

The early inhabitants of the Neutral Strip held Jean Lafitte in high esteem and he reciprocated by showering them with luxuries rarely seen on the frontier. Laffite was considered a war hero rather than an outlaw due to his help in defending New Orleans during the Battle of New Orleans. In his journal, Lafitte made many references to the Neutral Strip and its residents. The Lebleu family furnished his crews with beef and vegetables when their ships were in the Calcasieu River. It was their descendants who have perpetuated the legendry of Jean Lafitte in Calcasieu Parish. Laffite made his Louisiana headquarters with his good friend LeBleu, spending many days at his home with the family. Arsene, whom Laffite called "My Captain," always welcomed Laffite and his men into the LeBleu home on English Bayou. LeBleu built a "double-pen" log house, for storage of Laffite's silks, spices, teas, liquor, jewels, and other contraband. This building stood the wear and tear of many years, but was finally destroyed by the hurricane of August, 1918. It was rumored that Lafitte hid some of his treasure there. "Part of my merchandise was unloaded at the mouth of the Calcasieu, in the care of Mr. Arsene LeBleu," Laffite wrote. Once, when LeBleu admired a diamond stud Laffite was wearing in his silk shirt, Laffite unscrewed the gem and tossed it to LeBleu, remarking that he'd better keep it as it was much too beautiful for a rough pirate privateer.

Legend says Lafitte spent a lifetime in love with a woman that couldn't be his, the sister of his best friend Arsene. Charles became jealous of Laffite and accused Catherine of being too friendly with the handsome buccaneer. One day, shortly after the birth of their sixth child, Charles returned home from a business trip to find her wearing a brooch given to her by Lafitte. Raging at Catherine, he drew a pistol and shot her. When she fell to the floor, Charles assumed she was dead and hastily exited the home. Story is told that news of the shooting was sent to Arsene and Lafitte and they made chase. Sallier was never heard from again. Catherine survived and found that the bullet had hit her hand and then the brooch that she was wearing. The brooch kept the bullet from penetrating her body and saved her life. Catherine lived on at Shell Beach until she died at the age of 75. She never remarried, and most people believe that she was innocent of Charles' accusation. Handed down from generation to generation, the family still has this amethyst brooch and there are creases where it was struck by the bullet.

Arsene was instrumental in organizing and establishing government in Calcasieu. In 1840, the state legislature created "Imperial" Calcasieu Parish out of some 5,000 square miles of wilderness. Formerly part of St. Landry parish, its population barely exceeded 2,000. Arsene organized the first police jury elected in Imperial Calcasieu Parish and held the first meeting in his home on August 24, 1840. Shortly after the census of 1850, Arsene LeBleu left his home in Louisiana to join the Gold Rush. He made his way to California and was never heard from again until they learned of his death. He died in Sacramento on October 17, 1850 leaving a lasting legacy in Louisiana.  
LeBleu, Jean Baptiste Sr. (I6334)
109 Louis Hill Bonin: Former national oil executive dies

Louis Hill Bonin, a former national oil executive and Lafayette lawyer, has died at age 71.

Funeral services were held Sunday in Lafayette for Bonin, who died Thursday.

Some people are "talkers" and others are "doers," said Richard Becker, a Lafayette lawyer who worked with Bonin for the last 12 years. "He was a doer," Becker said. "He worked hard to achieve the things he achieved. He was very dedicated."Bonin began working in the petroleum industry in 1952 and joined Gulf Oil in 1964. He served in executive positions around the world for Gulf Oil, eventually serving as executive director of Gulf Oil's Washington, D.C., operations from 1976 to 1982.

He served as chairman of the Federal Relations Committee of the American Petroleum Institute and appeared often in national media as a spokesman for his industry.

After leaving Gulf Oil in 1982, Bonin began a career as a lawyer in Lafayette, specializing in oil and gas and real estate. Becker said Bonin looked at his law practice as a vehicle to bring about change in the community. He served as president of the Performing Arts Society of Acadiana and was a supporter of the Acadiana Symphony and The Arts Council. "I think he had a very successful and colorful career," Becker said.

(Published in The Advocate of Baton Rouge, Louisiana on November 2, 1999) 
Bonin, Louis Hill Jr. (I527)
110 Mafrige Rock Now Part of Bowers Tradition

No Bearkat benefactor personified Sam Houston State University's motto, "The measure of a life is its service," better than the late Ron Mafrige.

Saturday, in a pregame ceremony at the regular season home finale versus Nicholls State, a special new addition to Elliott T. Bowers Stadium will be introduced in the southwest corner of the stadium in memory of the longtime Bearkat benefactor.

The Mafrige Rock, a 58-inch tall block of Texas granite on a pedestal three feet by three feet, will now sit at the bottom of the ramp the Sam Houston football team descends each game at Bowers.

As the players exit the ramp, they will touch the rock then head onto the playing field to continue Sam Houston's tradition of football excellence.

Mafrige, who passed away in August, 2011, was a generous supporter of Bearkat athletics. Nicknamed "The Rock" by his friends and fraternity brothers in college, the 1960 Sam Houston graduate contributed more than $2 million to the university.

"Ron was a leader in many ways for alums," SHSU President Dana Gibson said. "Whether it was related to athletics or developing and advancing the university, he was an alumni leader for years."

Inspiration for the monument came from Mafrige's lifelong friends and Delt fraternity brothers John Bright and Ron Koska.

"John and Ron wanted to find a way to recognize Ron Mafrige's contributions to this campus," SHSU athletic director Bobby Williams said. "Our department is honored that the Mafrige family, John and Ron have allowed us to implement this new tradition to celebrate a great person. The addition of the monument was announced at our "Night of Champions" celebration last April."

Mafrige led and participated in numerous Sam Houston organizations and initiatives. The Houston real estate entrepreneur served as National Campaign Chair for Sam Houston's first capital campaign.

"Ron Mafrige, my friend for more than 50 years, was a great teacher," Bright said."He taught and believed three things. First, give back to your church, community and to Sam Houston. Second, support and honor our men in uniform. Third, when you leave Sam Houston, you should leave with your diploma in hand."

Mafrige was a Life Endowed Member of the Alumni Association and was a longtime member of the alumni board. He also was a board member and director of the Kat Pack and served as a member of the College of Business Administration's Alumni Advisory Council.

"Ron truly loved this great university and all the people involved in its mission to nurture students and develop leaders," Koska said."He was so involved with helping the athletic department, but he also contributed generously to the College of Business and the arts. Ron (the Rock) Mafrige will always be remembered by all as a loyal and true Bearkat. He loved to watch his team and cheer them on as he is doing right now, looking down on all of us saying Eat 'em up, Kats!"

Mafrige was a recipient of the 1997 Distinguished Alumnus and 2004 Outstanding Service Awards.

"The family and I are honored to be part of a new tradition as Sam Houston State University," Chrissy Mafrige, Ron's wife, said. "If anyone could help our boys pull off a win it would be Ron through his sheer tenacity, enthusiasm, passion and love for all things Sam Houston."

In 2005, Mafrige gave $250,000 to make possible construction of an 11,000-squae foot strength and conditioning facility named after longtime Bearkat football head coach Ron Randleman.

"Ron Mafrige was a great friend of Sam Houston and Bearkat football," Randleman said. "His life epitomized service."

The Ron Mafrige Field House located in the south end zone of Bower Stadium houses the university's athletic administration offices. The Mafrige Basketball Challenge has generated more than $250,000 in gifts and commitments for the SHSU's basketball endowment with the goal of reaching $1 million.

"My father was extremely loyal to Sam Houston," Rocky Mafrige, Ron's son, said. "He fell in love with the university and people. It was a big part of his life."

In 2008, Mafrige donated $40,000 to build the 20-foot-tall statute of General Sam Houston created by alumnus David Addicks, which stands near the Lowman Student Center and Smith-Hutson Building.He also purchased many of the granite benches seen across campus in honor of a number of people.

Outside of university endeavors, Mafrige and his family established scholarship programs at his high school alma mater, San Marcos Baptist Academy, and at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, where seven of his $10,000-scholarship recipients have opted to attend SHSU. He was a member of the Houston 100 Club, the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, the Republican National Committee and the Houston Realtors-Political Action Committee.

"I love this university," Mafrige said in a 2006 interview. "The measure of an individual is what is left behind for your fellow man. I can't think of a better way to do that than to help young people get an education."

(Published at )

Mafrige, Ronald Peter Sr. (I4338)

Body Picked Up on Sidewalk, Mrs. Lazroe Admits Shooting, Officers Say

Acting on a number of frantic telephone calls which poured into police headquarters about 1 o'clock this morning to the effect that a murder had been committed, police rushed out to the nineteen hundred block on Walnut street to find a man dead on the sidewalk with a bullet in his breast and a half-elad woman raving close by.

The dead man was identified as Paul LeBlanc, of 1638 Maple street, a switchman in the employ of the K.C.S. railroad. The woman, Mrs. W.M. Lazroe, of 1919 Walnut street, admitted the shooting, according to the police and is being held on a charge of murder.

At first so hysterical that she could not talk coherently, Mrs. Lazroe, who was later joined by her husband, calmed down sufficiently to describe what had taken place. According to her story, LeBlanc and his wife were boarders in her home about 18 months ago. They had been there about six months when disagreements sent them elsewhere. Since that time, Mrs. Lazroe declares, LeBlanc has continually forced his attentions upon her and despite every rebuff lost no opportunity to talk to her or endeavor to molest her particularly in the evenings, owing to the fact that her husband is employed at night.

Last night about 12 o'clock the woman told the police LeBlanc came to the door of her home and knocked. Believing that it was her husband she sad she opened the door and the man began to abuse her violently telling her to "stay away from my wife and not come around there annoying her with men in automobiles."

Mrs. Lazroe said she failed to grasp the man's meaning and told him to get out as her husband would be home any minute. She says he took this hint and went off, cursing her.

She then told the police that she went into her room, got a revolver and followed LeBlanc down the street, catching up with him in front of 1965 Walnut street. Here she says she called upon him to put up his hands. She said he turned around laughing and said: "you have not the nerve to shoot." With that, she said, she pulled the trigger and the man fell dead. She then ran up an alley and got into her house by the back way. Coming out a little later she surrendered to the police. She is being held in police headquarters.

Edward Causey, whose home is at 1969 Walnut street told police he was wakened by the noise of a revolver shot. He jumped to the window and saw the body of the man sprawled over the sidewalk in front of the house. He dashed out, he said, and as he did Mrs. Lazroe, accompanied by a man came up and stopped in front of the body. The woman was in a hysterical condition. Causey telephoned the police and waited by the body till the officers arrived.

(Published in The Shreveport Times on December 1, 1922) 
LeBlanc, Paul C. (I376)
112 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Houston, S.E. (I1651)
113 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Blackburn, J.T. (I1655)
114 Membership:

1st lieutenant United States Army Nurse Corps, 1942-1946, Northern Africa, Italy, Member American Nurses Association, Association Operating Room Nurses (board directors 1974-1976, legislation chairman 1990-1995, Member of Year 1989-1990), Louisiana State Nurses Association (president 1957-1959, secretary district IV 1992-1994).
Tanner, Effie Mae (I994)
115 Memorial for slain Deputy Scott Pine unveiled on anniversary of his death

In the year since Orange County Deputy Jonathan Scott Pine was killed on duty, his youngest son, Maddox, has learned how to walk and talk.

Pine's family has marked birthdays and holidays without him, his wife, Bridget Pine, said during a memorial service honoring her husband Wednesday.

"He kept our family bonded tightly together. Now our family has fallen hopelessly apart," Bridget Pine said, her voice breaking. "This past year has been a never-ending nightmare. Every day without him brings new challenges, new firsts, without Scott."

On the one-year anniversary of Pine's death Wednesday, about 200 people attended a candlelight vigil in the Westminster Landing subdivision in southwest Orange County, down the street from where he was killed.

His parents and children unveiled a memorial, a plaque embedded into a large concrete star on the ground surrounded by yellow and purple pansies in a park that has been renamed in honor of Pine.
Scott Pine's memorial
Orange County Sheriff's Jerry Demings at deputy Jonathan Scott Pine's vigil. (Chandler Doyle, Orlando Sentinel)

Pine left behind three children: Haley, 7; Ryker, 5; and Maddox, 2, who attended the vigil in matching navy blue T-shirts that read "I wear this for my daddy" on the front, with a photo of their father on the back.

Bridget Pine's T-shirt said "I wear this for my husband."

"A year ago today, I had to tell my children that their father is never coming home again," Bridget Pine said. "My life will continue to be lived in lost memories, with three children that want their daddy back."

Pine was Florida's first law-enforcement officer to die on duty in 2014.
A year ago today, I had to tell my children that their father is never coming home again - Bridget Pine, Widow of Deputy Scott Pine

He was called to the Westminster Landing subdivision to investigate a report of car burglaries nearby.

He spotted the burglary suspect, 28-year-old Benjamin Holtermann, and started chasing him. Holtermann ambushed Pine, shooting him three times with a stolen handgun.

Holtermann then shot and killed himself. His girlfriend, Erica Pugh, was arrested for her role as an accomplice to Pine's death and sentenced to 15 years in prison last month.

"Scott died the same way he lived. A servant, one loved by a great many," said Pine's pastor, David Uth of First Baptist Church of Orlando.

Pine's friend and colleague, Deputy Scott Hepburn, had Pine's name engraved in his badge.

Hepburn said he wears a Louisiana State University pin on his uniform to honor his friend, a Louisiana native and LSU football fan.

"We still look at this uniform every day, when we put it on, and it still reminds us of Scott," Hepburn said.

On Wednesday, a large group of neighbors from the Westminster Landing subdivision joined Pine's family and colleagues at the vigil.

Since Pine's death, residents have become warmer toward one another, said Dee McGowan, who has lived in the area for three years.

"The neighbors have come out more in friendship to each other," she said. "It's much tighter, much closer."

(Published in the Orlando Sentinel on February 11, 2015)

Pine, Jonathan Scott (I1663)
116 Murder of Mark Steven Bass - October 16, 1984

Venson Dean Vampran and Susan Bass were charged by a single grand jury indictment with the second degree murder of Mark Steven Bass in violation of La.R.S. 14:30.1. The trial court, on motion of both defendants, ordered severance of the indictment. Defendant, after pleading not guilty, was tried before a jury and found guilty as charged. The trial court sentenced defendant to a term of life imprisonment without benefit of probation, parole or suspension of sentence.

Defendant brings this appeal urging twenty-six assignments of error. Assignments of error numbers six, ten, thirteen, fourteen, fifteen, eighteen, twenty, twentyfour and twenty-five were not briefed and, therefore, are considered abandoned. Uniform Rules, Court of Appeal, Rule 2-12.4; State v. Trevathan, 432 So.2d 355 (La.App. 1st Cir.1983), writ denied, 437 So.2d 1141 (La.1983).


Shortly after midnight on October 17, 1984, a pickup truck driven by Venson Dean Vampran was stopped in Madisonville, Louisiana, by Corporal John Dillon of the St.Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office. Corporal Dillon testified that he pursued defendant's vehicle because of broken taillights and the erratic and evasive manner in which the vehicle was operated. After initially approaching Corporal Dillon, defendant returned to the truck's cab to retrieve his driver's license. At the same time, Susan Bass, a passenger in defendant's vehicle, exited the cab and approached the rear of defendant's truck. Corporal Dillon asked defendant and Susan Bass to step aside so he could check the truck license plate. At that time, he noticed fresh blood seeping from beneath the tailgate. In response to Corporal Dillon's inquiry seeking identification of the cargo being carried, defendant remarked, "Oh, shit," which was followed by Susan Bass' assertion, "It's a body. He's killed my husband." Upon inspection, Corporal Dillon discovered a dead body, later identified as that of Mark Steven Bass, in the bed of defendant's pickup truck. Thereafter, defendant was placed under arrest and advised of his Miranda rights. After preliminary investigation at the scene, defendant and Susan Bass were both transported to the sheriff's office. Each was interrogated and gave a statement describing the events preceding Mark Bass' death.

Defendant stated he returned from work during the afternoon of October 16, 1984, to find that his wife and children had moved from their family home. That evening, he drove to Waveland, Mississippi, hoping to locate his wife, who had relatives residing in that city. Defendant bought a pint of Jack Daniels whiskey in Covington, Louisiana, which he consumed during the trip to Mississippi. Defendant stopped and bought another bottle of Jack Daniels whiskey later that evening. While returning from Mississippi, defendant offered a ride to a female hitchhiker who was standing near a St. Tammany Parish interstate exit That hitchhiker, later identified as Susan Bass, offered defendant sexual favors in exchange for a detour of his intended course of travel. The purported object for the detour was to retrieve a package. Susan Bass directed defendant through a circuitous route which ended on a dead-end road in Oak Knoll Subdivision off the Talisheek-Abita Road in St. Tammany Parish. When defendant stopped his truck, he immediately observed a human figure laying on the side of the road. Further investigation revealed that the figure was the bleeding body of a man, later identified as Mark Steven Bass, Susan Bass' husband. Susan Bass told defendant she would inform the police he had killed her husband if defendant did not assist in disposing of the body. While attempting to leave the scene, defendant's truck became stuck in a drainage ditch. Defendant gave Susan Bass a tire tool to use as a digging implement in an attempt to free his truck. Defendant ultimately used a tractor which had been located in the yard of neighboring property. With the assistance of Susan Bass, defendant towed his truck from the ditch and loaded Mark Bass' body onto the bed of the truck. Defendant and Susan Bass were en route to dump Mark Bass' body in the river when they were stopped by Corporal Dillon.

Lieutenant David Bulloch testified that defendant was able to direct him and Detective McCormick to the site where the victim's body was loaded into defendant's truck. Corporal Wyatt McCullough, also involved in the crime scene investigation, discovered a tire tool in a ditch at that site. About forty feet from the tire tool, he found scattered coins and a brown wallet which contained items belonging to Mark Bass.

An autopsy conducted by Dr. Charles Crumpler, a pathologist, revealed that Mark Bass had died as a result of multiple wounds to the front and back portions of his torso and the back of his head. Hemorrhaging in his soft tissues indicated that the victim was still alive when all the wounds were inflicted. Time of death was fixed at between 6:00 p.m. and 12:00 a.m. on the night of October 16,1984. Additionally, Dr. Crumpler testified that the wounds on the victim's body were consistent with having been inflicted by the recovered tire tool. Because of the similarity in the size of the wounds, Dr. Crumpler opined that all the wounds had been caused by one instrument.

Defendant's employer, Preston Crawford, testified that due to inclement weather defendant did not work on Monday, October 15, 1984. James Tamplin, an employee at the Wine Cellar liquor store in Waveland, Mississippi, testified that the defendant, Susan Bass and Mark Bass arrived together at the store during the late afternoon of October 15, 1984. (Defendant, in his statement, denied ever seeing Mark Bass alive or being acquainted with Susan or Mark Bass prior to the night of October 16, 1984.)

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Bass, Mark Steven (I2699)
117 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Noel, K.M. (I4260)
118 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Holik, Q.A. (I4263)
119 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Noel, K.M. (I4260)
120 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Holik, Q.A. (I4263)
121 Notes on the Death of Bettie Bell Davis from David Davis:

Jewel was Joesph Clifton Davis' Aunt (his Mother - Dona's sister).

She was the one that backed over and killed Bettie. Bettie was playig behind her car and she didn't know it. Vila (Bettie's Mother) thouhgt she was in the house with her Dad and Clifton thought she was with her Mother.

It was a terrible tragedy for both families. After the accident Jewel relocated to Oregon and Cliff and Vila move back to Big Spring, TX.
Davis, Bettie Bell (I240)

18th Judicial District, Parish of
Lafayette, State of Louisiana.
No. 2181.

Whereas Helena Peck, of the parish of Lafayette, Administratrix of the above named estate, has filed a final tableau of classification and distribution of funds of said estate, accompanied by her petition, praying for the homologation of the same.

And whereas the prayer of said petition has been granted by an order of court bearing date February 14th, 1901.
Now, therefore, notice is hereby given to all persons interested to make opposition to said tableau, to file in writing, in my office, in the town of Lafayette, within the time required by law, why said tableau should not be homologated and confirmed.

Clerk of Court.  
LeBlanc, Alcide (I370)
123 Obituary:


Dennis Keith Crnkovic was born on April 2, 1952 and passed away on March 15, 2006. Keith had requested that no service be held and the family will honor his wishes.

He is survived by his two sisters, Lorie Barnett and Susan Craft; his stepfather, Fred Sherrard; numerous nieces, nephews and his fiancee, Sandra Williams.

(Published in The Monroe News-Star on March 17, 2006) 
Crnkovic, Dennis Keith (I4223)
124 Obituary:

"Dude" LeBleu Rites Held on Saturday

Rayne friends learned with much regret this past week of the death of Edward J. "Dude" LeBleu, well-known resident of Rayne for many years, Dude's death occurring in Port Arthur where the family has been residing during recent years.

Mr. LeBleu passed away Friday morning at 3 o'clock at a Port Arthur hospital after a recent critical illness, and funeral services were held from St. James Catholic church in Port Arthur Saturday afternoon at 4 o'clock, with interment in the Greenland cemetery in that city.

Dude had hosts of friends in Rayne during the many years the family made their home here. He was married to the former Miss Rena Mae Hazen, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W.H. Hazen.

In addition, he is survived by his dad and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Ben LeBleu, two uncles, D.P. Pitre of Port Arthur and C. Pitre of Beaumont; and five aunts; Mrs. L. Boudreaux, Mrs. Theresa L. Davis, both of Rayne; Mrs. C.J. LeBlanc of Scott, and Mrs. L. Dupont of California, and Mrs. Alice Prevost of Lafayette.

His grandmother, Mrs. John LeBleu of Rayne, also survives.

Tribune and the family's widespread circle of friends here all join in expressions of condolence to Mr. and Mrs. LeBleu and others of the family in their sorrow.

(Published in The Rayne Acadian-Tribune on April 7, 1950) 
LeBleu, Edward J. (I1450)
125 Obituary:

"For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life." John 3:16

The Lord our God gave Ruby to Claud and Mathilda Ray on February 27 of 1952. February is the month we celebrate love, and that exactly what the Lord made her. Ruby had one brother and four sisters. Raised in a more simple time, Ruby her brother and sisters at a very young age learned what it meant to work for a living, alongside their mother and father they worked the cotton fields through great hardship a strong appreciation of life was cultivated. Aunt Ruby, you are and always will be loved and missed so very much, Charles Hamburg. Ruby is survived by Robert Lovell of Bryan TX, her husband, Paul Erwin of Caldwell TX, her son, Paul Erwin II of Alvin TX, her grandson. Her Brother Claud Ray Jr. of Killeen TX,, Sisters Betty Ray of Caldwell TX, Patsy Martinez of Bryan TX, Ruth Arenas of Killeen TX, and Alice Moore of Bryan TX, 12 nieces and nephews, and numerous great nieces and nephews.

Gone But Not Forgotten
A precious one from us has gone
A voice we loved is stilled;
A place is vacant in our hearts,
Which never can be filled.
God in His wisdom has recalled,
The boon his love had given,
And though the body slumbers here
The soul is saved in Heaven 
Ray, Ruby Mae (I5904)
126 Obituary:

"The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him."
--G.K. Chesterton

Matthew James Douglas

During the First World War, an English poet and soldier named Wilfred Own - who watched his very young comrades die following exposure to chemical weapons - questioned the long-held belief that "it is sweet and fitting to die for one's country." However, he failed to recognize the equally tragic loss that occurs when those of us who do live long enough to become veterans then suffer every day for it, agonizing in private and personal silences that stretch for a lifetime after the service we render to our country.

My name is Matthew Douglas, and although I loved my roles as a husband, father, friend and family man, I died Tuesday, August 16, 2016, after losing the longest battle of my life, with PTSD acquired during my service - two tours in Iraq and one in Afghanistan - as an infantryman for the 101st Airborne Division. At the time of my death, I was 33 years old.

I was born on June 23, 1983, in Grand Island, Nebraska, where I would spend most of my childhood and adolescence. My parents were Scott Douglas and Lorraine "Lori" Kreider, and while I did spend two years with them in Colorado when I was very young, I moved back to Nebraska to live with my mom and brother and sister when I was four years old (after my parents divorced); we used to call ourselves "the four pack" since we were tightly knit and thought of ourselves only as a single unit. My brother and sister are: Jason Lee Douglas and Cassandra Kay Douglas-Papp. As a young man, I participated in Big Brothers, Big Sisters and was mentored by my good friend, Ron Woijeski, who mentored me by taking me fishing, birdwatching and on excursions to his family farm. These trips helped me to develop a love of nature. Around this time, I also realized my love for horses as I spent time with my Grandpa Jack and Grandma Betty Coatney at Altoona Racetrack where Grandpa worked as a Thoroughbred trainer. There, he taught me about patience, communication and building trust with other people and animals. These lessons were especially invaluable to me after age fifteen, when I decided to adopt a retired racing Greyhound named Makeup Eyes; we were together for seven years, and since she came into my life, I have always owned a dog, including my most recent canine companion, Tank, who helped me deal with my anxiety and complications related to PTSD.

When I was 17, my mom's job took our family to Burley, Idaho, where I enjoyed outdoor living and improved upon my skills as an avid hunter and fisherman. Additionally, I worked hard to develop my talent for drawing and especially loved pencil sketches; I also tinkered on cars with my brother, Jason (when we weren't busy getting on each other's nerves, as brothers and best friends often do). I graduated from Burley Senior High School with a single goal in mind: I wanted to join the Army. While my mom was nervous during our discussions surrounding my becoming a soldier, she was also supportive, but she was more than a little mad when I returned home after a weekend of fun in Boise to tell her that I had already joined up. Still, she hugged me tightly as I left for Boot Camp, then moved on to my post in Georgia where I received training as a sniper. She continued praying for me, our family and our country through the events of 9-11 and my subsequent deployment to Monsol, Iraq, where I spent a year before returning home to Texas. Later, I returned to Iraq for another tour, this time to Ramadi. There, our movements were greatly restricted, so I was on base a lot; care packages from home kept me focused during this time. Even so, after two tours, I had received wounds to my knees, back and hip - as well as the unseen scars every soldier carries with him after combat - so I took an early discharge to return home in 2007 and received a Purple Heart.

By then, my life had changed dramatically after I had married my first love, Nicole, and she gave birth to our daughter, Emma, who has had my heart with her for 8 years now. With Emma, I shared my love of country music, as well as my devotion to the Pittsburg Steelers. Eventually, Nicole and I parted ways, and I met the love of my life, Brittany Hunter, as we both worked together for Cognizant Technologies, with my position being that of Building Manager and head of Security Staff. (Incidentally, I loved my job and away from work, I continued to hunt and fish, as well as to study karate at Montoya's Shorin Kempo Karate Jitsu in Bryan. I was blessed to meet many friends, wherever I went.) Together, Brittany and I have five beautiful and vibrant children, including: my stepson Shawn Lapaglia, my daughter Emma, our son Jack Douglas, our daughter Riley Douglas and our newest addition, Gunner Douglas. It was with Brittany that I truly learned the meaning of love, loyalty, devotion and sacrifice as I worked to provide for the family with which God had blessed me. In being a dad, my favorite moments came both on big occasions, such as the days my children were born, and on smaller ones, like the time we went to Legoland in Grapevine together. Over time, I have learned that any day spent with the people you love is a good day, and keeping a sense of humor is the secret to a happy life.

I know that sometimes, tough guys don't say much about such tender things as faith and family, but for me, life was built on both. Since I wasn't able to spend much time with my dad while growing up, I was determined to be the father I had always wanted. With PTSD, I struggled with the demands of daily life as a family man, even though I loved Brittany and our kids with every beat of my heart, with every breath I took. Despite the demons I fought - and maybe because of them - I know that God lives, that I am also one of His sons and that He knows my heart. I've carried a Bible into combat with me, and during dark days, I've often taken comfort in it; I trust that the messages shared in it are true and that God's promises - especially to those that love Him - are sure. I have found peace and comfort in my Savior Jesus Christ, who rose to live again, and through Him, I know that I will too. He is the Friend in whom I have trusted most, and I have tried to love others as He loves me.

Missing me now are my wife Brittany, our daughters, Emma and Riley, and our sons Shawn, Jack and Gunner; my mom, Lori Krieder, my brother, Jason and my sisters, Cassie and Stasha. I am also survived by my grandmother, Betty Coatney, my grandparents, Louise and Bob Young, Aunt Cheryl Werre, Uncle Dennis Werre, cousins Dennise and Michael Werre, Aunt Susan Hansen, Uncle Jeff Hansen, cousins Jordan and Brody Hansen, Uncle Samuel Coatney, Candice Coatney, and my cousins, Calina and Tristan. My father, Scott, and my Grandpa Jack - for whom my son is named - were here to meet me; we look forward to getting to know each other, once again.

Come join my family in celebrating my life (Steelers and Camo Gear Preferred!) on Saturday, August 27, 2016, at Hillier Funeral Home in College Station beginning at 2pm. The celebration will continue with a reception - including my favorite: steak & potatoes...and instead of sending flowers, spend that money on helping others. I recommend Brazos Valley Cares at

To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Matthew James Douglas please visit our Sympathy Store.

(Published by Hillier Funeral Home of College Station, TX) 
Douglas, Matthew James (I5160)
127 Obituary:

A celebration of life service for Keith Hayes, 25, of Lubbock, will be at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, February 24, 2011, at LakeRidge United Methodist Church with Dr. Bill Couch officiating. Private graveside services officiated by Dr. Steve McMeans will be at Resthaven Memorial Park. Arrangements are under the direction of Sanders Funeral Home. Keith went home to be with his Savior Sunday, February 20, 2011.

Keith Daniel Hayes was born May 21, 1985 to Tim and Clarissa Hayes at F.E. Warren AFB in Cheyenne, Wyoming. Keith graduated from Trinity Christian High School in 2004 and received a bachelor's degree in mathematics from Texas Tech University in 2008. He taught a variety of classes at Kingdom Prep Academy impacting the lives of many of his students.

Keith married his high school sweetheart Erin Michelle Luckie on May 12, 2007. While their time together was much too short, it was filled with incredible love and blessings. Keith had a great love of the arts including classical guitar, theater, and drawing. He was a trivia buff with extensive knowledge of movies. In addition, he spent many hours on software programming projects serving as the resident math expert. Keith had a passion for theological studies and exhibited his faith in Jesus Christ in every area of his life.

Loved ones include his wife and parents; his sister, Hope Danielle Hayes of Abilene, Texas; Erin's parents Pat and Linda Luckie of Lubbock, Texas; her sister and brother-in-law Matt and Kristen Sager of New Bern, N.C.; his grandparents, Clarence (deceased) and Iris Rogers and Ted and Sallie Hayes of Lubbock, Texas; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.

The family will receive visitors from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, February 23, 2011, at Sanders Funeral Home. Memorial donations can be made to the Keith Hayes Cancer Fund, P.O. Box 94366, Lubbock, Texas 79493, online at or at any American State Bank location.

Online condolences can be made at 
Hayes, Keith Daniel (I6627)
128 Obituary:

A heart attack suffered on Monday, June 13 resulted in the death of John K. Drgac, 78, prominent resident of the Cooks Point Community. He had been in declining health for the past eight years being confined to his bed several months ago.

Born in Burleson County Dec. 31, 1876, son of the late Joseph and Annie Drgac, he engaged in farming as an occupation. Following his marriage to Miss Stannie Skrivanek on Nov. 20, 1898, the couple settled in the Cooks Point Community. He was a lifetime member of the Caldwell C. M. B. Church and C. M. B. Mutual Aid Society.

Funeral services were held June 16 from Harvey Schiller Chapel at 4p.m. Rev. H.E. Beseda assisted by Rev. Henry Beseda officiated. Interment was in New Tabor Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Frank Sebesta, Frank Bednar, Colbert Drgac, Johnnie Drgac, Bill Skrivanek, Julius Skrivanek, Walter Drgac and Frank Skrivanek.

The following served as flower bearers: Geraldine Siptak, Ella Luksa, Rosalie Marek, Lillie Skrivanek, Edile Lightsey, Lorene Denney, Ella Sebesta, and Annie Pertl.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Stannie Drgac, one son, Alvin of Caldwell, three daughters, Lydia Drgac, Annie Laurie Drgac, and Mrs. William Crnkovic, all of Caldwell, two brothers, F.B. of Caldwell and Pete of Rosenburg, three sisters, Mrs. Annie Sebesta, Mrs. Frank Bednar Sr. and Mrs. Joe J. Skrivanek all of Caldwell and two grand children Billy Crnkovic and Douglas Drgac. One daughter preceded him in death.

(Published in the Caldwell News and the Burleson County Ledger, Vol. 67, No. 45, Ed. 1 on Friday, June 17, 1955.)  
Drgac, John K. (I1361)
129 Obituary:

A Mass of Christian burial was celebrated by Father Bill Ruskoski at St. Joseph Catholic Church at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, August 3, 2009, for Isabelle Benoit McBride, 79, who passed away at her home in Rayne on Saturday, August 1, 2009.

Interment followed at St. Joseph Cemetery #2 in Rayne.

Mrs. McBride was born on Sept. 29, 1930, near Church Point, the youngest daughter of Ophie and Louise Bearb Benoit.

She was a life-long resident of Rayne who was active in St. Joseph Catholic Church as a member of the Catholic Daughters of the Americas Court Rayne #844, the Ladies Altar Society, the Lay Carmelites and a member of the Good Samaritans.

Isabelle McBride was a graduate of SLI (now UL Lafayette) with degrees in business and education.

She and her late husband, Sidney, were proprietors of McBride Grocery for many years and she also spent many years at a teacher at South Rayne Elementary and Armstrong Middle School.

She is survived by sons Stephen McBride of Breaux Bridge and John McBride of Rayne; daughter, Louise McBride Cannon and her husband Mark of Houston, Texas and daughter Janet McBride of Rayne. She is also survived by grandchildren, Ellie Comeaux Duplichain and husband Jared, Dave Comeaux, Jr. and Michael Guidry. Also surviving is one brother, Wilton J. Benoit and sister-in-law Hazel Beaugh Benoit.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Ophie and Louise Benoit; one brother, Mervin "Blackie" Benoit; two sisters, Emma "Rose" Benoit Thibodeaux and Marjorie Benoit Smith; her husband, Sidney James McBride, Sr.; and two sons, Sidney James "Jamie" Mcbride, Jr., and Gregory Neal McBride.

Visitation was observed at Gossen Funeral Home on Sunday, Aug. 2, 2009, from 4 p.m. until 9 p.m. with a Rosary recited at 7:20 p.m. Visitation continued Monday morning, Aug. 3, 2009, from 9 a.m. until the time of services at 11 a.m.

The family would like to express special thanks to Hospice of Acadiana.

Arrangements were entrusted to Goseen Funeral Home Inc. of Rayne. 
Benoit, Isabelle (I4016)
130 Obituary:

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 AM on Saturday, August 4, 2018 in Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist Church for Evelyn Ann Doucet, 87, who passed away on July 31, 2018.

Burial will take place in Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist Cemetery.

Evelyn was a devoted parishioner of St. John Cathedral and an active member of the Catholic Daughters of America. She was a longtime member of Lafayette Chapter of the Louisiana Federation of Business and Professional Women. She was awarded the Lifetime membership to Our Lady of Lourdes Auxillary for her volunteer service. Evelyn was loved by all and to many she was known as Aunt Wynn.

Evelyn, a resident of Lafayette, was the daughter of the late Robert Doucet and the former Myrtle Lauve.

She is survived by her sisters, Joyce Bonin and Joan Chatelain and husband, Ronald; brother in law, Louis "Bruce" Broussard; nieces and nephews, Ann Keifer and husband, J.B., Marc Bonin, Paul Bonin and wife, Ann, Robert Broussard and wife, Karla, Ronald Broussard and wife, Cindi, David Broussard and wife, Michelle, Renee Chatelain and husband, Kevin Lyle, Michael Chatelain and wife, Angie, Jude Chatelain and wife, Andi, and Charles Chatelain as well as numerous grand nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by parents; sister, Patricia Broussard and brother in law, Hill Bonin, Sr.

The family requests that visiting hours be observed at Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church on Saturday, August 4, 2018 from 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM. A Rosary will be recited at 9:00 AM.

The family would like to give special thanks to the staffs of Maison de Lafayette Nursing Home, St. Joseph Hospice and Grace Hospice for their compassionate care.

Personal condolences may be sent to the Doucet family at

Delhomme Funeral Home, 1011 Bertrand Drive, Lafayette, LA is in charge of funeral arrangements.

To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Evelyn Ann Doucet please visit our Sympathy Store.

(Published by Delhomme Funeral Home of Lafayette, La.) 
Doucet, Evelyn Ann (I506)
131 Obituary:

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church, Crowley for Mary Dischler Simon, 86, who died Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014 at 6:15 p.m. surrounded by her loving family. Fr. Martin Nelson will officiate for the service.

The family requests visiting hours Monday from 4:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Tuesday from 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. A rosary will be recited Monday at 6:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery.

Mrs. Simon is survived by four daughters, Sharon S. Nelson and her husband Fr. Martin Nelson of Beaumont, TX, Jacqueline S. Vondenstein and her husband Steven of Scott, Rhonda S. Schwartzenburg and her husband Elridge of Opelousas, Mary S. Briggs of Youngsville; two sisters, Loraine D. Rine of Lake Charles, Johanna D. Dupre of Lafayette; one brother, Richard Dischler of Crowley; nine grandchildren, Sarah Nelson, Virginia Nelson Hunt and her husband Brian, Tara V. Cramer and her husband Marty, Nicholas P. Vondenstein and his wife Erin, Blaire S. Emonet and husband Eric, Lindsey Schwartzenburg, Trey Schwartzenburg, Joshua Briggs and his wife Stephanie, Amber B. Harang and her husband Scott, and sixteen great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband Elmo Simon; her parents, Joseph and Louise Fontenot Dischler.

In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial contributions to St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church, Crowley or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

Words of comfort may be sent to the family at

Arrangements have been entrusted to Geesey-Ferguson Funeral Home, 301 North Avenue F, Crowley, LA 70526, 337-783-3313. 
Dischler, Mary Belle (I2868)
132 Obituary:

A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated for Mr. Jack O. Broussard, age 91, at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at St. Peter's Catholic Church. Fr. Charles Langlois will be the celebrant. Interment will be held privately at a later date.

Jack Oswald Broussard was born April 15, 1922 in New Iberia to the late Dessard Broussard and Evelyn Delcambre Broussard, and passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at Maison Teche Nursing Home, with his family at his side. Mr. Broussard was a graduate of St. Peter's College. He began working at the New Iberia National Bank on September 15, 1938, (a career that would span over 62 years) and rose to the title of Chief Executive Officer, holding that position until his retirement. He proudly served his country in the United States Navy during World War II. Two years after returning from the war, he married the love of his life, Anita Mae Henry on September 18, 1948 and had three children. He leaves behind many fond memories that will forever be cherished by all who knew and loved him.

Survivors include his children, Dwyer H. Broussard and wife Sandy of Baton Rouge, Debra B. Spell and husband Wayne of New Iberia, and Jodi B. Cross and husband Bobby of Salina, Kansas; six grandchildren, Beth S. Arton and husband Art, Traci S. Guilbeau and husband Jerrod, Justin Spell and wife Jessica, Amy B. Nelson and husband Terry, Andrea Broussard, and Allyson G. Carlson and husband Todd; 14 great grandchildren; and his brother, Dr. Nicholas Delcambre Broussard of Oregon.

Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Anita Henry Broussard.

Memorial contributions may be made in Mr. Broussard's name to the Catholic High Endowment Fund, 1301 De LaSalle Drive, New Iberia, LA 70560.

To view the online obituary and leave condolences, please visit Evangeline Funeral Home of New Iberia (337) 364-1881 is in charge of arrangements.

(Published in from Jan. 13 to Jan. 14, 2014) 
Broussard, Jack Oswald (I3517)
133 Obituary:

A memorial service for Ernest Randall "Randy" Goodgion, of Willows, will be 1 p.m. Thursday at the Christian Church in Willows.

Memorial donations may be made to The Randy Goodgion Scholarship Fund, c/o Willows High School, 203 North Murdock St., Willows 95988

Arrangements under the direction of Nadeau Family Funeral Home, 455-7700.

(Published in The Reporter on Apr. 13, 2005)

Goodgion, Ernest Randall (I60)
134 Obituary:

A Memorial Service for Jack Humberto Terry will be held on Sunday July 19, 2015 at 2pm at Hargrave Funeral Home in Morgan City, Louisiana.

Jack was a beloved father, brother grandfather, and great grandfather. He entered eternal life on July 16, 2015 after a short battle with cancer. Jack's honored wish was to have his body donated to the LSU Medical University.

Jack was born on August 10, 1927 in La Ceiba, Honduras. During his senior year of high school he was drafted and served in the U.S. Army and was honorably discharged on July 17, 1947. After being discharged he finished high school and graduated from Pasadena High School in Pasadena, Texas. He was a longtime helicopter pilot for PHI. Jack flew in South America and Saudi Arabia and later in the states until his retirement.

Jack is survived by a brother Wayne Terry and wife Dee, daughters Terry Lee Krueger and husband Royce, Jerry Lynn Terry and a son Jack Humberto Terry, Jr. He is also survived by four grandchildren Christian and wife Megan and Cory Krueger, Kacey and Kori Pacetti and five great-grandchildren.

Jack was preceded in death by his wife Geraldine Terry, parents Humberto and Chloe Terry, sister Jean and brother Joe.

In Lieu of flowers donations may be made to Adullum Household of Faith C/O Bethel Pentecostal Fellowship 101 Tiffany Dr. Patterson, La. 70392 or Journey Hospice 598 Corporate St. Houma, La. 70360.

(Published by Hargrave Funeral Home of Morgan City, LA) 
Terry, Jack Humberto (I6681)
135 Obituary:

A Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at 10:00 AM in La Chapelle de Martin & Castille in Lafayette, for Patricia Lee "Miss Pat" Broussard, 82, who passed away on Saturday, February 4, 2017 in Lafayette.

Inurnment will follow in St. John Cemetery Columbarium.

Deacon Keith Duhon will officiate the service.

Survivors include her husband of 56 years, Louis H. Broussard; her children, Robert Broussard and wife Karla, Ronald Broussard and wife Cinde, and David Broussard and wife Michelle; her grandchildren, Christopher Bordes, and Geoffrey, Benjamin, Christina, and Jessica Broussard; her sisters, Joyce Bonin, Evelyn Doucet, and Joanie Chatelain.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Myrtle Doucet.

The family will receive friends in Martin & Castille's DOWNTOWN location one hour prior to the service on Wednesday.

View the obituary and guestbook online at

Martin & Castille-DOWNTOWN-330 St. Landry St., Lafayette, LA 70506, 337-234-2311

To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Patricia Lee "Miss Pat" Broussard please visit our Sympathy Store.

(Published by Martin & Castille Funeral Home of Lafayette, La.) 
Doucet, Patricia Lee (I507)
136 Obituary:

A Rosary for Mrs. Alice Talbot, 79, of 2716 62nd St., will be recited at 7 p.m. Friday in Grammier-Oberle 39th St. Funeral Chapel. Mrs. Talbot died at 9:30 a.m. Thursday in the Golden Triangle Nursing Home.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Little Flower of Jesus Catholic Church of which she was a member.

Entombment will be in Calvary Mauseoleum.

Mrs. Talbot had resided in Port Arthur 50 years.

(Published in The Port Arthur News on February 4, 1972) 
Boudreaux, Alice (I4621)
137 Obituary:

A sheet metal worker and a member of Sheet Metal Workers Union Local No. 21, he died at 8:23 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 19, 1998, at his residence in Walker. He was 67. He was a U.S. Marine Corps combat veteran of the Korean War. Visiting at Seale Funeral Home, Denham Springs, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Monday. Graveside services at Springville Cemetery, Coushatta, at 2 p.m. Tuesday, with eulogy by Pat Malstrom.

Survived by wife, Darmolene "Jean" Ingle Houston; two stepdaughters, Jean Liles and Patricia Elkins; a daughter-in-law, Faye Flannagan; a foster son, Jimmy Mangham; four stepsons, Neal Flannagan, Fred Elkins, Lewis Weber and Bruce Leaym Jr.; a brother, Otis G. Houston; 14 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

Preceded in death by father, Vester Edgar Houston; mother, Hattye Elizabeth Daughtery Houston; a stepson, Marshal Flannagan; a granddaughter, Diana Flannagan; a grandson, Benjamin Neal Flannagan III; a sister, Elizabeth Kelker; and a brother, Lester Houston.

He was a member of Red Oak Baptist Church. He was known as LG001 on the Louisiana Gators Citizens Band.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Community Hospice of Louisiana, 5647 Superior Drive, Baton Rouge LA 70816.

(Published in The Advocate of Baton Rouge, LA on Monday, December 21, 1998) 
Houston, David Lee (I2306)
138 Obituary:

ABBEVILLE - Funeral services will be held at a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church honoring the life of Linwood John Hebert, 81, who died November 20, 2007 at Abbeville General Hospital. He will be laid to rest at St. Mary Magdalen Cemetery with Reverend William Blanda officiating the services.

He is survived by his wife, Daisetta Hebert; three sons, Jayson Hebert of Kuwait, Joel Hebert and wife Jeffa of Friendswood, TX and Jerome Hebert of Friendswood, TX; one daughter, Corliss Speights and husband Mike of Dickerson, TX; one brother-in-law, Jim Sandoz of New Iberia; and one niece, Sandy Machado of Massachusetts; seven grandchildren; and five great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ebrard Hebert and the former Bertha Clement; one brother, Father Lloyd Hebert; and one sister, Rena Mae Sandoz.
Hebert, Linwood John (I2821)
139 Obituary:


Ed McBride, 95, Will Be Buried In Rites In Church Point Sunday

Church Point - (Spl) - Ed McBride, 95 year old member of one of Acadia's first families, died at his home three miles east of Church Point at 8 p.m. Friday following an extended illness.

Funeral services will be held at 930 a.m. Sunday at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Catholic church in Church Point. The Rt. Rev. Msgr. C.A. Bienvenu will conduct the services.

Mr. McBride was born October 1855, in Church Point, in one of the earliest pioneer homes in that community. Four generations of descendants survive him as well as a member of his own generation, Mrs. Jerry Wimberly, his 99-year old sister.

Survivors include three sons, Wallace of Crowley, Noah of Vinton, Jacob of Lake Charles; four daughters, Mrs. Charles Guidry of Vinton, Mrs. Monroe Higginbotham of Orange, Texas, Mrs. Ollie Marshall of Church Point and Mrs. Leo Guidry of Vinton; 27 grandchildren and several great grandchildren and great, great grandchildren.

The First National Funeral home of Opelousas had charge of arrangements.

(Published in The Crowley Daily Signal on July 29, 1950) 
McBride, Edwin Rouvin (I2436)
140 Obituary:

Adam Clement Is Buried Here Thursday

Funeral services for Adam Clement who died at his home here Wednesday, November 28 at 3:45 P.M., were held Thursday, November 29, from the St. Joseph's Catholic Church. Interment followed in the adjoining Catholic cemetery, Wilbur Ardoin being in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Clement was a pioneer citizen of this section, having resided here all his life. He was 77 years of age at the time of his death. Several months ago, he suffered a serious accident in which he incurred a broken left leg. His age was a factor against his recovery and he passed away as a result of this accident.

He was well-known thruout his community, having resided here for such a long time. Funeral services were widely attended by the scores of friends and relatives of Mr. Clement.

He is survived by his widow, two daughters, Mrs. Ebrard Hebert of Abbeville and Mrs. Otis Nunez of Port Arthur; six sons: Alcee of Winnie, Tex.; Gaston of Highland, Tex.; Francois of Crowley; Leo, Beauregard and Louis, all of this city, and 30 grandchildren.

(Published in The Rayne Tribune on December 7, 1934) 
Clement, Adam (I1477)
141 Obituary:

Adam Watts Clement, 92, of Santa Fe, Texas, passed away Thursday, August 3, 2017. He was born in Orange, Texas, April 16, 1925 to Gaston and Orline (Sonnier) Clement. He married Estelle (Mitchell) Clement, his wife of 60 years on May 12, 1947. Watts grew up in Highlands, Texas. He began working in the Baytown Exxon Refinery at the age of 18 and retired after 32 years in 1975. Watts is a veteran of both World War II and the Korean War. He often shared stories of his experiences while serving in the Army. He loved taming horses in his younger years and then enjoyed raising and working with cattle in Splendora, Texas and also in Dawson, Texas after retirement. Watts lived the last several years in Santa Fe, Texas. He will be missed by many who so loved and are very proud of this hard working, peaceful, family man.

He is preceded in death by his parents, wife Estelle Clement; grandsons, Trent Clement, and Timothy Clement; sisters, Beatrice Sullivan, and Thelma Clement; brothers G.I. Clement and Raymond Clement.

Watts is survived by his children, Beverly Clement, Gary and Deborah Clement, A.W. and Debbie Clement, and Annette and Ron Inkster. He leaves behind grandchildren, Monica Clement, Tracey and Craig Anderson, Dustin and Shelley Inkster, Drake and Stanci Inkster, Drew Inkster; twelve great grandchildren, and one great great grandson. He is also survived by his brothers; Alford Clement and wife, Toni, Frank Clement and wife, Gayle, sister-in-laws, Lucille Clement and Rosemary Clement; many nieces, nephews, family and friends.

The family will receive friends on Sunday, August 6 from 2-5 pm and services will be held Monday, August 7 at 2 pm at Earthman Funeral Home in Baytown Texas.  
Clement, Adam Watts (I2519)
142 Obituary:

Adeal S. Brown of Poteet, TX, age 86, passed away in Jourdanton, TX on July 14, 2002.

Mrs. Brown was born in Paint Rock, TX on November 5, 1915. She was married to Robert L. McIntyre from 1935 until his death in 1961. In 1965, she married William M. Brown, who also preceded her in death in 1978. Mrs. Brown worked as a bookkeeper for the Republic Bank in Dallas, TX. In her later years, she moved to Poteet to be close to her daughter.

Mrs. Brown was preceded in death by her son, Robert L. McIntyre Jr., and daughter, Nettie Elizabeth (Betty) Willmon.

She is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Myrtle M. and A.W. McCulloch of Poteet, TX; one brother, Jay C. Shugart of Picayune, MS; one daughter-in-law, Mary McIntyre of Garland, TX; four grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be on Tuesday, July 16, 2002 from 1:00 until 5:00 P.M. at the Tri-City Funeral Home in Jourdanton, TX.

A Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, July 17, 2002 at 10:00 A.M. in the Chapel of the Tri-City Funeral Home of Jourdanton, TX.

Interment will follow in the Rutledge Cemetery under the direction of the Tri-City Funeral Home of Jourdanton, TX. 
Shugart, Adeal Bernice (I550)
143 Obituary:

After a lengthy illness, our beloved husband, father, grandfather, and friend, Perry Adkisson, passed away peacefully June 25, 2020 at the age of 91.

Perry, the second of two children, was born on March 11, 1929 to Robert (Luby) and Imogene Adkisson on his family's cotton/soybean farm in Blytheville, Arkansas. He attended Armorel High School where he graduated valedictorian of his class of six.

He completed a B.S. Degree at the University of Arkansas in Agriculture in 1950. He was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1951 during the Korean Conflict and was discharged in 1953. He immediately enrolled in the University of Arkansas again and earned a M.S Degree in Agronomy in 1954. He earned a Ph.D. in entomology in 1956 from Kansas State University. He was a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University. He received a Doctor of Letters from Texas A&M in 2001 for his work in integrated pest management (IPM). He held the faculty rank of Chancellor Emeritus and Distinguished Professor-Emeritus. After a short stint at the University of Missouri, he joined the faculty of Texas A&M University's entomology department in 1958, later serving as department head, deputy chancellor, and vice president for agriculture and renewable resources before being named Chancellor of the Texas A&M University System (1986-1990). Dr. Adkisson is the first person to be honored with all three of the world's major prizes in Agriculture-Alexander von Humboldt Award, Wolf Prize, and World Food Prize. He was instrumental in developing what is now known as integrated pest management. Perry was a past President and Fellow of the Entomological Society of America and an elected member of the National Academy of Sciences. He served as Executive Director of the George H. W. Bush Library Foundation after retiring as chancellor. During his career, Perry received 27 honors and gave 75 lectures. He served as a member or chairman of 39 committees including a Congressional appointment to the National Science Board of the National Sciences Foundation. He authored or coauthored 201 scholarly articles. Perry loved spending time with his family, gardening (especially tomatoes), traveling, and fishing with Mike, Don, and Bob.

Perry leaves behind to cherish his memory his wife of 22 years, Gloria R. Adkisson of Bryan and one daughter Amanda Adkisson and husband Bill Crockford of College Station. He also leaves behind two stepchildren, Melissa Ray and Michael Ray and wife Brandy Ray and four grandchildren, Sara, Nathan, Madison, and Brooklyn, all of Benton, Arkansas, and one nephew Jimmy Adkisson of Blytheville, Arkansas.

Perry is preceded in death by his parents, his wife of 39 years Frances Adkisson, and his brother Jack Adkisson and wife Opal Adkisson.

The family wishes to thank Dr. David Hackethorn and Crestview Skilled Nursing for Perry's excellent care.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Hospice Brazos Valley, Brazos Valley Food Bank, or St. Jude's.

(Published by Dignity Memorial Funeral Home of Bryan, TX) 
Adkisson, Perry Lee (I8400)
144 Obituary:

Albert "Al" COE Age 87, died peacefully on Jan. 21, 2009 in Shoreline, WA. Born in Alabama, he served as a bombadier in Leece, Italy. A proud Texas Aggie, he worked 35 yrs for Cities Service Oil Co. in TX, KS, & OK. He married Helen Stephens May, 1946. They were active members of Westgate Chapel, Edmonds, WA. Al is survived by his wife, Helen, son Jeff Coe, daughter & son-in-law Beth & Tom Hanson, and grandson Colin Coe Hanson; sister Juanita Ledford, Chattanooga. Memorial to be held at CRISTA Nursing Center, Saturday, Feb. 21st at 1:30pm.

(Published in The Seattle Times from February 15 to February 16, 2009) 
Coe, Albert Pellett Jr. (I7675)
145 Obituary:

Albert A. Ranly, 72, of Victoria, died Friday morning at his residence.

He was born June 13, 1917, in Westphalia, to the late John B. and Barbara Witcher Ranly. The former El Campo resident had been employed as the general manager for Victoria Auto Supply until his retirement. Mr. Ranly had lived in Victoria for 18 years, and was head counselor for Faith Family Church.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Faith Family Church with the Rev. Jim Graff and the Rev. Gary Upham officiating.

Burial will follow in the Colonial Gardens Cemetery under the direction of McCabe-Carruth Funeral Home.

Visitation will begin at noon Saturday at the funeral home.

Surviving are his wife, Emma Mae Andrus Ranly of Victoria; a daughter, Deborah Lynn Gibson of Abilene; four sisters, Kathern Winfield of Victoria, Mattie Winfield of El Campo, Loraine Tanner of New York and Leona Grewe of Arlington; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Nan Lee Epperson.

Memorials may be made to Faith Family Church.

(Published in The Victoria Advocate on February 3, 1990) 
Ranly, Albert Anthony (I7848)
146 Obituary:


Alce Clement, 67, a resident of Stowell for 23 years and a native of Rayne, La, died Saturday afternoon in his home after a long illness. He was an employee of the highway department.

Funeral services were held Monday morning in the St. Louis Catholic Church, of which he was a member, with Father George Rabroker, pastor, officiating. Burial was in the Fairview cemetery with Broussard's Mortuary of Beaumont in charge.

Survivors include his wife, Mathilda Clement, two daughters, Mrs. Douglas Hoffpauir of Winnie and Mrs. Joe Craft of Stowell; three brothers, Leo, Beauregard and Louis Clement all of Rayne; two sisters, Mrs. Bertha Hebert of Abbeville, and Mrs. Otis Nunez of Port Arthur; a step-daughter, Mrs. Emma Smith of Beaumont and his mother, Mrs. Despalie Clement of Rayne.

(Published in The Anahuac Progress on November 11, 1954) 
Clement, Alce (I2443)
147 Obituary:

Allen A. Poorman, 41, of 1604 Hay Ave., died at 10:30 p.m. Sunday at the U.S. Air Force Medical Center, Wright-Patterson AFB, Dayton.

Poorman, the son of Gifford and Marie Hamer Poorman, was born Sept. 12, 1933 in Monroe Twp. He married Barbara J. Greer, Nov. 22, 1955. She and son, Roger and daughter Kerry, survive him at home.

Other survivors include his mother, Marie Poorman, Warsaw Route 2; sisters, Mrs. Mary K. Lawrence, Warsaw Route 2; Mrs. William (Martha) Collins, Coshocton Route 1; Mrs. Marguerette Gallion, Clark; and Mrs. Kay Stamper, Keene; and brothers, Donald R., Fresno; Larry F., Coshcoton; Kenneth R., Coshocton; and Roger L., Warsaw. Poorman's father, two brothers and a sister are deceased.

Poorman was a Senior Master Sgt. in the Air Force and retired June 30, 1972 after 21 years of active service in Japan, Germany and Thailand.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Fischer Funeral Home. The Rev. Robert Millspaugh will officiate. Burial will be in Coshocton County Memorial Gardens. Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. tonight and until time of services on Wednesday. Military rites will be given by personell of Rickenbach Air Force Base, Columbus.

(Published in The Coshocton Tribune of Coshocton, Ohio on October 8, 1974) 
Poorman, Allen Archie (I5946)
148 Obituary:

Allen O. Whitted of Chiefland died Monday at his home. He was 68.

Mr. Whitted was born in Lansing, Mich., and moved to this area from Elmira, N.Y., 14 years ago. He was a retired brick mason.

He was a member of Chiefland Golf and Country Club.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Jeannie Swendson.

Survivors include his wife, Rosanne Whitted of Chiefland; daughters Tammie Sue Lewis of New Orleans and Donna Carpenter of Kinard, La.; sons Allen Thomas Whitted of New Orleans and Jason M. Sine of Yellow Springs, Ohio; a sister, Dorothy Sage of South Florida; 11 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Hiers-Baxley Funeral Home in Chiefland.

(Published in the Gainesville Sun on March 23, 2004) 
Whitted, Allen Oliver (I4957)
149 Obituary:

Allen T. Ashbaugh, 69, Blue Springs, died Thursday at the Medical Center of Independence. He was born in Kansas City and lived in this area most of his life. He was a retired stationary engineer. He was a member of the Independence Masonic Lodge and the Ararat Shrine. He was a member of the Westport Christian Church. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Vernia Ashbaugh of the home; a son, Edward B. Ashbaugh, 15807 E. 37th Terrace, Independence; four daughters, Mrs. Allene Williams, Blue Springs; Mrs. Joan Goin, Blue Springs; Mrs. Dianne Tuttle, Memphis, and Mrs. Irene Lewis, Pasadena, Tex.; a sister, Mrs. Josephine Harding, Sun City, Ariz., and eight grandchildren.

(Published in The Kansas City Times on January 16, 1976) 
Ashbaugh, Allen Theadore (I2334)
150 Obituary:

Amy Clement, 8 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Willie Clement, of the 2nd Ward, Lafayette parish, died Wednesday evening at 7 o'clock, after an illness of about 3 weeks, from what is thought to have been appendicitis.

Funeral services were held at St. Joseph's Catholic church Thursday afternoon at 4 o'clock with interment following in the St. Joseph's cemetery.

Amy was the eldest of three children, and is survived by a younger sister and a brother.

She was a granddaughter of Deputy Sheriff A.A. Clement, and also had many other relatives here, with whom the Tribune joins in sorrow at this sad death.

(Published in The Rayne Tribune on November 22, 1924) 
Clement, Willie Mae (I7277)

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