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Katie Richard

Nov 28, 1981 - Nov 17, 2023

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Arnaudville, LA

ARNAUDVILLE ~ Private memorial services will be held at a later date for Katie Ann Richard, age 41, the former Katie Ann Arnaud , who passed away Wednesday, November 8, 2023 in Duson. Katie was a native of Arnaudville and graduated from Beau Chene High School. She was a current resident of Duson. Katie leaves to cherish her memories her mother, Colleen H. Arnaud of Arnaudville; two sisters, Sara St. Romain and her husband, Adam, and Laurie Peters DeBolt and her husband, Rusty; nieces and nephews...Read More

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Ethel Bergeron

Jun 07, 1936 - Feb 13, 2024

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Arnaudville, LA

ARNAUDVILLE ~ Funeral services will be held Saturday, February 17, 2024 at a 11:00 a.m. Liturgy of the Word in Melancon Funeral Home of Arnaudville, for Ethel Bergeron, age 87, the former Ethel Patin, who passed away Tuesday, February 13, 2024 at J. Michael Morrow Memorial Nursing Home in Arnaudville.Interment will be in St. Francis Regis Cemetery in Arnaudville. The Rev. Deacon Cody Miller, will officiate at the services.Musical selections will be Go Rest High On That Mountain, Homesick, and Amazing Grace- Cajun French.Mrs. Ethel was a native of Breaux Bridge and a long-time resident of Arnaudville. A devout catholic she was a parishioner of St. Francis Regis Catholic Church. Mrs. Ethel was never intimidated by hard work; in her younger years she and her siblings spent much of their time in the fields picking potatoes and cotton. As she grew older she held on to those same characteristics, taking great pride in doing whatever she could to support her family. She always appreciated the simpler things in life, she had a child like demeanor and her sweet smile could truly light up any room. Mrs. Ethel passed on much knowledge to her family and her amazing characteristics of life will forever be spoken about through each generation.Survivors include her son, Kenny Bergeron; her daughter, Priscilla Richardson and her husband, Ricky; her sister, Rebecca Sims; three grandchildren; two great grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.She was preceded in death by her parents, Oleus Patin and the former Vinette Champagne; her husband, Roosevelt Jean Bergeron; her daughter, Jenny Huval; her brother, Ronald Patin; her sisters, Sarah Freeman, Ann Dorea, and Helen Robin.The family requests that visiting hours be observed from 10:00 a.m. Saturday until service time on Saturday.Pallbearers will be Stoney Bergeron, Wallace Smith, Cody Cupit, and Verbon Bergeron. Honorary pallbearers will be Ricky Richardson and Kenny Bergeron.Melancon Funeral Home of Arnaudville, 224 Main St. Arnaudville, LA., 70512 (337)754-5725, is in charge of arrangements.

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Rose Marie Knott

Dec 19, 1943 - Jan 29, 2024

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Arnaudville, LA

ARNAUDVILLE ~ Private services will be held for Rose Marie Knott, age 80, the former Rose Marie Guidry, who passed away Monday, January 29, 2024.Mrs. Knott was a native and lifelong resident of Arnaudville. She was employed in retail for over thirty years and later owned and operated Kids Castle Daycare in Lafayette. Rose enjoy politics and started St. Martin Parish Republican Executive Committee where she served on the Board of Supervisors for over thirty years. She loved spending time with her family and watching old movies.Survivors include her husband, Floyd Joseph Knott; three children, Karlos Joseph Knott (Stephanie), Byron Floyd Knott (Rinea), and Dorsey J. Knott (Laurin) all of Arnaudville; and four grandchildren, Cory Knott, Courtney Knott, Michelle Knott and Joshua McLaurin.She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Lucy Guidry.Melancon Funeral Home, (337) 896-3232, is in charge of arrangements.

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Francis Dale Andrus

Dec 10, 1956 - Jan 08, 2024

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Arnaudville, LA

ARNAUDVILLE ~ Funeral services will be held Friday, January 12, 2024 at an 11:00 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial in St. Francis Regis Catholic Church in Arnaudville for Francis Dale Andrus, age 67, who passed away Monday, January 8, 2024 at Ochsner Lafayette General Medical Center.Interment will be in St. Francis Regis Cemetery in Arnaudville. The Rev. Travis Abadie, pastor of St. Francis Regis Catholic Church, will officiate at the services. Readers will be Allison Arnaud Knott and Amanda Arnaud Bergeron.Musical selections will be provided by Valarie Andrus. The songs will be I will Always Remember You My People, The Old Rugged Cross, One Bread, One Body, Ave Maria, and How Great Thou Art.Mr. Andrus was a native of Opelousas and resident of Arnaudville. He began his working career as a machinist, later deciding to attend barber school so that he could have more time with the children and their activities. He then worked alongside his father-in-law at Chautin’s Barber Shop and during that time, was a school bus driver with the St. Landry Parish School Board until his retirement in 2020.Mr. Andrus loved his second home – his camp in Toledo Bend, where he spent most of the last sixteen years making memories with his family. He enjoyed fishing and hunting with his wife, children and grandchildren. He also loved to travel with a great set of friends. They would go on a Friends Annual Fishing Trip, and attended the Annual Shrimp Festival in Gulf Shores, many cruises, visiting Nashville and many more! He enjoyed Monday night suppers and card games with his male friends. He always had a smile, whistled a lot and was very generous. He also enjoyed conversations with all of his barber shop clients.Mr. Andrus was the best husband, dad, grandpa, brother, brother-in-law, son-in-law, uncle and Parain who will be greatly missed.Survivors include his wife of forty-four years, Vicki Chautin Andrus; three sons, Austin Blake Andrus (Brittany), Keevin Dale Andrus (Lauren), and Devin Tyler Andrus (Ravin); his grandchildren, Tailor Deshotel, Jacob Deshotel, Bailey Prudhomme, and Olivia, Annalise, Gabriel, Emorie, Madilynn and Fisher Andrus; two brothers, Warren Arnaud (Nancy) and Harland Arnaud (Jackie); one sister, Jackie Andrus Eames (Robert); and his mother-in-law, Peggy Arnaud Chautin.He was preceded in death by his daughter, Marcia Nichole Andrus; father, Walter C. Andrus, Jr.; mother, Gloria Badeaux Andrus and Noelie Bergeron Arnaud Andrus; and his father-in-law, Lester Chautin.A rosary will be prayed at 6:00 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home.The family requests that visiting hours be observed from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Thursday and will continue from 8:00 a.m. until service time on Friday.Pallbearers will be Blake Andrus, Keevin Andrus, Devin Andrus, Warren Arnaud, Harland Arnaud, and Todd Stelly.The family would like to extend their deepest appreciation to Dr. Phillip Prouet, Dr. Jason Bourque, nurse Chelsey, and the ICU staff of Lafayette General Medical Center for their tremendous medical care. A special thanks goes to his partner in crime, Todd Stelly, who was always there for him.Melancon Funeral Home of Arnaudville, 224 Main Street, (337) 754-5725, is in charge of arrangements.

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Justin Paul Broussard

Jan 05, 2005 - Dec 31, 2023

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Arnaudville, LA

Arnaudville - A Funeral Service will be held at 3:00 PM, Monday, January 08, 2024, at Pellerin Funeral Home in Arnaudville for Justin "Crazy J" Paul Broussard, 18, who passed away on Sunday, December 31, 2023. A visitation will take place at the funeral home in at Pellerin Funeral Home in Arnaudville on Sunday from 12:00 PM to 11:00 PM and will continue on Monday from 8:00 AM until the time of service. A rosary will be prayed at 7:00 PM on Sunday. Pastor David Everitt will officiate the funeral service. Burial will follow at St. John Francis Regis Cemetery. Justin, known to many as, "Crazy J" was born on January 5, 2005. He loved to be outdoors, hunting and fishing. He had a collection of shoes and always had the best pair on. Justin cherished his time with his friends, going out and making memories. He will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him. He is survived by his mother, Kelly Marie Broussard (Corey); siblings, Emily Hooks, Brandy Gros, Jimmy Gros, Jr., Mary Nelson and Whitney Middleton; grandparents, Joseph "Paw Joe" and Christine "Maw Tina" Schexneider and Dora Fizette; friends that were like brothers, Elliot Taylor, Logan and Seth Schexneider; Collin Cortez, who was like a son to Justin; god parents, Christine Marie Guillory (Tommy), Claudette Cox-Robin, Arthur Edmond Broussard and Wayne Paul Hooks; girlfriend, Abigail Fontenot; and nieces and nephews, Abigail Olivier, Jordyn Olivier, Gabriel Gros, Easton Nelson, Carleigh "Ava Reese" Nelson. He is preceded in death by his father, Dwayne Hooks; grandparents, Arthur and Sandra Broussard; grandfather, Joseph Hooks; papa, Earl Fizette; and uncle, John Broussard. Pallbearers will be Jimmy Gros, Jr., Elliot Taylor, Dylan Brousard, Corey Boudreaux, Collin Cortez, Jacoup Taylor, Landon Delahoussaye and Holden Broussard. Honorary pallbearers will be Francis Broussard, Tyler Hendershot, Daniel Potter, and Devin Taylor. Pellerin Funeral Home of Arnaudville, 314 St. Landry St., Arnaudville, LA 70512 (337-332-2111) is in charge of arrangements.

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Wilton Anthony Miller

Mar 17, 1931 - Dec 25, 2023

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Arnaudville, LA

ARNAUDVILLE ~ Funeral services will be held Saturday, December 30, 2023 at a 1:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial in St. Francis Regis Catholic Church in Arnaudville for Wilton Anthony Miller, also known as Pop, beloved father, grandfather, and friend to many, who passed away on December 25, 2023 in Arnaudville, Louisiana at the age of 92.Interment will be in St. Francis Regis Cemetery in Arnaudville. Deacon David Menard will officiate at the services.Born on March 17, 1931, Wilton was a native and lifelong resident of Arnaudville. A veteran of the military, he proudly served his country in the United Stated Air Force during the Korean War. In 1983, he retired from McDermott as a fabricator with twenty years of employment where he was known as “Cap”. During his time in the oilfield, he worked in many countries, such as Germany, Indonesia, Arabia, Korea, Trinidad, and Singapore. In his later years, he enjoyed going to events with his daughter, Linda. He was a master of puzzles and dancing - two-step was his favorite.He is survived by his five children, Linda Gomez (Ricky), Steven Miller (Cathy), Edward Miller (Georgia), Shiela Massana (Archie III), and Rodney Miller. His grandchildren are Kay Dhanraj (Stephen), Ricky Gomez (Amy), Eric Miller, Jennifer Faulk (Adam), Nakita Beauclaire (Beaux), Nadia Massana, Archie Massana IV, and Danielle Schaffer. His great-grandchildren are Logan, Colin, Lily, Addie, Luke, and Gabriel. Wilton is also survived by many friends and family in Cajun Country.Wilton was preceded in death by his parents, Vaniola Dugas and Daniel Miller, both natives of Arnaudville. He was also the last living child, preceded in death by his siblings Wilfred Miller, Numa Miller, Roman Miller, Ella M. Lalonde, Leta M. Guidry, Orelia M. Simon, Nola M. Leblanc, Evelyn M. Arnaud, Wilma M. Richard, and Mable M. Trahan. Also, another that preceded his passing was his ex-wife and love of his life, Jeanne Ruth Miller. They were married for twenty years and had five children together.A rosary will be prayed at 6:00 p.m. Friday in the funeral home.The family requests that visiting hours be observed from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Friday and will continue from 9:00 a.m. until service time on Saturday.Pallbearers will be Ricky Gomez, Rodney Miller, Eric Miller, and Archie Massana.Melancon Funeral Home, Evangeline Memorial Gardens Chapel, 4117 N. University Ave., Carencro, (337) 896-3232, is in charge of arrangements.

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James Richard

Dec 24, 1946 - Dec 20, 2023

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Arnaudville, LA

ARNAUDVILLE ~ Funeral services will be held Thursday, December 21, 2023 at a 1:30 p. m. Mass of Christian Burial in St. Francis Regis Catholic Church in Arnaudville for James Harold Richard, age 76, who passed away Friday, December 15, 2023 at The Carpenter House in Lafayette. Interment will be in St. Francis Regis Cemetery in Arnaudville. The Rev. Fr. Joseph Brasseaux will officiate at the services. Readers will be Glenda Brasseaux and Chad Hebert. Musical selections will be provided by Valerie Andrus. The songs will be Amazing Grace, On Eagle's Wings, How Great Thou Art, Here I Am Lord, Taste and See, and One Bread, One Body. Mr. Richard was a native of Leonville and a long-time resident Arnaudville. A devout catholic he was a parishioner of St. Francis Regis Catholic Church for many years. He had a love for gardening and took great pride in growing and tending to his vegetables; especially his garlic and cucumbers. A true country boy at heart he enjoyed hunting, fishing, and camping. Mr. Richard left behind so much knowledge and love, he will be truly missed by his family and friends. Survivors include his wife of fifty-eight years, Beverly Kidder Richard; one son, Guy Daniels Richard and his wife, Ramona; one daughter, Betina Richard Marks and her husband, Kenny; one sister, Rhena Kidder; seven grandchildren; and four great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Eugo Richard, Jr. and the former Delphine Guidry; one brother, Raymond Richard and his wife, Velma; one sister, Odile Richard; one brother-in-law, Carol Kidder. A rosary will be prayed at 11:00 a. m. Thursday in the funeral home led by Fr. Joseph Brasseaux. The family requests that visiting hours be observed from 9:00 am Thursday and will continue until service time on Thursday. Pallbearers will be Guy Daniels Richard, Bradley Richard, Jack Richard, Kenny Marks, Kevin Kidder, and Alvin Kidder. Honorary pallbearers will be Larry Thibodeaux, Mike Richard, and Chad Hebert. The family would like to extend their sincere appreciation to the 5th floor staff at Ochsner Lafayette General Medical Center and the staff and nurses at The Carpenter House for their devoted care and compassion. Melancon Funeral Home, of Arnaudville, 224 Main St, Arnaudville, LA 70512, is in charge of arrangements.

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Adam Miller

Oct 20, 1947 - Dec 20, 2023

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Arnaudville, LA

SCOTT ~ Adam Miller, age 76, peacefully passed away Sunday, December 17, 2023 at University Hospital and Clinics in Lafayette. Military graveside services will be held at a later date in the Southwest Louisiana Veterans Cemetery in Jennings. Mr. Miller was a native of Grand Cheniere and a resident of the Carencro/Scott area. He retired from PHI after forty-two years of dedicated service. A devout Catholic, he was a parishioner of St. Peter Roman Catholic Church. Mr. Miller was a proud veteran of the United States Army, serving from 1968-1970. Survivors include his wife of forty-four years, Marlene Hebert Miller of Scott; one daughter, Jennifer Gilbert of Morris; and one granddaughter, Hailey Gilbert. He is preceded in death by his mother, Bernice Miller Clark and her husband, Roy; one brother, Roy A. Clark; and one sister, Mary Clark. Melancon Funeral Home of Carencro, 4615 North University Avenue, (337) 896-6366, is in charge of arrangements.

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Paula Dwyer

Jan 01, 1954 - Dec 16, 2023

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Arnaudville, LA

CARENCRO ~ Memorial services will be held at a later date for Paula Ann Dwyer, age 69, who passed away Thursday, December 7, 2023 at her residence in Carencro. Survivors include her husband of fifty years, Daniel James Dwyer; four sons, Joey Dwyer of Scott, Jacob Dwyer and his wife, Ashley, of Duson, Jeffrey Dwyer of Scott, and Jared Dwyer and his wife, Denise, of Arnaudville; five grandchildren, Kailey Dwyer, Jaden Dwyer, Bentlee Dwyer, Payton Dwyer, and Adalyn Tripkobich; and one brother, Steve Pressler and his wife, Theresa, of Sunset. She is preceded in death by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Pressler, the former Iris Martin. Melancon Funeral Home of Carencro, 4615 North University Avenue, (337) 896-6366, is in charge of arrangements.

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Sharon Durio

Dec 29, 1940 - Dec 16, 2023

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Arnaudville, LA

ARNAUDVILLE ~ Memorial services will be held Friday, December 22, 2023 in Melancon Funeral Home of Arnaudville. Public sharing will begin at 10:30 a. m. and procession into St. Francis Regis Cemetery will immediately follow. Sharon Durio, age 82, passed away Wednesday, December 13, 2023 at Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center in Lafayette. Mrs. Durio was born in Odessa, TX, lived in New Orleans, and was a current resident of Lafayette. She received her Bachelor's Degree from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, formerly USL, later working for Oschners as a Lab Technician. Upon leaving the medical field, Sharon became an Underwriter for her family, Durio Family Insurance Agency in Arnaudville. Mrs. Durios favorite times were spent with her family. She enjoyed musical productions, was an avid bridge player, competitive swimmer and was a great cook but preferred to stay out of the kitchen. Survivors include two sons, Michael Durio (Shannon Frey) and David Durio (Erin Michel); one daughter, Michele Giroir (Scott); five grandchildren, Justin Giroir, Natalie Hill (Josh), Andrew Durio, Lindsey Durio, and Sydney Durio; and one great grandchild, Clive Hill. She was preceded in death by her husband, Sidney Neal Durio; and her parents, Miles Stone and the former Josephine Olivia Macaluso. The family requests that visiting hours be observed from 8:30 a. m. Friday until service time on Friday. Pallbearers will be her two sons, Michael and David Durio. Melancon Funeral Home of Arnaudville, 224 Main Street, (337) 754-5725, is in charge of arrangements.

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Deborah Meche

Sep 23, 1950 - Dec 16, 2023

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Arnaudville, LA

LAFAYETTE ~ Funeral services will be held Sunday, December 17, 2023 at 2:00 p. m. in Evangeline Memorial Gardens Chapel in Carencro for Deborah "Mimi" Meche, age 73, the former Deborah Tipton, who passed away Thursday, December 14, 2023 at Calcutta House in Lafayette. Deacon Randy Hyde will officiate at the services. Mrs. Meche was a native of Maryville, TN and a resident of Lafayette, LA. She was employed as a salesperson for many years. "Mimi" as she was affectionally known, was an extreme lover of animals, and was known by everyone as "Mimi" because she was like a grandmother to all. She adored her family dearly and they were her greatest joy in life. She will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her. Survivors include one son, Michael Lee "Mikki" Meche (Clara) of Lafayette; and three grandchildren, Dallas Landry, Victoria Meche, and Alexandra Meche. She was preceded in death by her husband of forty-one years, Ronald L. Meche; and her parents, William Lee Tipton and the former Imogene Morton Tipton. The family requests that visiting hours be observed from 10:00 a. m. Sunday until service time on Sunday. Pallbearers will be Dallas Landry, J. J. Garcia, Boyd Bradley, Brantyn Labove, Jayce Meche and John Martin. Honorary pallbearers will be Michael Meche, Albert Meche and James Meche. Melancon Funeral Home, Evangeline Memorial Gardens Chapel, 4117 N. University Ave. , Carencro, (337) 896-3232, is in charge of arrangements.

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