Numa J. Stelly
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GRAND COTEAU - Funeral services will be held Thursday, January 23, 2014 at a 10:00 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial in St. Charles Borromeo Roman Catholic Church for Numa J. Stelly, age 74, who passed away Tuesday, January 21, 2014 at 1:10 a.m. at Opelousas General Health System in Opelousas.
Interment will be in St. Charles Borromeo Cemetery in Grand Coteau.
Musical selections will be provided by Charlotte Jagneaux, accompanied by Phyllis Simar on the organ.
Mr. Stelly was a native of Grand Coteau and lived in Sunset all of his life. He was retired as chief of Sunset Fire Department and was a lifetime member of the Louisiana State Fireman Association. He more recently served as Town Superintendent for 30 years. Mr. Stelly also served in the National Guard for nine years.
Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Charlotte Guilbeau Stelly of Sunset; one daughter, Tammy Lynn Stelly of Sunset; two sisters, Dianne Kidder and husband, Johnny, of Carencro, Laura Stelly of Scott; a special grandchild, Azaria Savoy; a special nephew, Sean Stelly; two special friends, Luis Padilla and Mark Benoit; and two godchildren, Dana Kidder Rey and Frank "T-Frank" Boss. He is also survived by a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Pierre M. Stelly and the former Laurence Meche; one son, David Gerard Stelly; and one sister, Linda Stelly.
A rosary will be prayed at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home.
The family requests that visiting hours be observed from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday and will continue from 8:00 a.m. until service time on Thursday.
Pallbearers will be Sean Stelly, Brent Guilbeau, Mark Verret, Mark Benoit, Luis Padilla and Teal Padilla. Honorary Pallbearers will be Darrel Sibille, Amedie Meche, Gerald Guilbeau, Earl Guilbeau and Johnny Kidder.
View the obituary and guestbook online at www.melanconfuneralhome.net.
Melancon Funeral Home of Grand Coteau, 289 Church Street, (337) 662-7286, is in charge of arrangements.
MELANCON FUNERAL HOME - Grand Coteau
289 Church Street
Grand Coteau, LA 70541
Published in the Daily World & The Advertiser on Jan. 22, 2014