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OPELOUSAS - Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, October 20, 2012 at St. John Baptist Church in Opelousas, LA, for Mr. Joseph Stelly, 78, who entered eternal rest, Wednesday, October 10, 2012 at his residence in Port Barre, LA.
Interment will be in Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery in Port Barre, LA. Rev. Ronald Freeman will officiate at the services.
Mr. Stelly is survived by his children, a son, Wilton Stelly, Sr. of Palmetto, LA; five daughters, Kathy Charles of Port Arthur, TX, Emma Thomas (John) of Port Barre, LA, Celestine Marcel (Charles) of Port Arthur, TX, Elizabeth Stelly of Port Arthur, TX and Ellen Stelly of Opelousas, LA; a daughter-in-law, Lois Stelly of Beggs, LA; 47 grandchildren, 73 great grandchildren, 6 great- great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and special friends.
Mr. Stelly was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Mae Richard Stelly; two daughters, Mary Doomes and Patsy Sylvester; a son, Charles Stelly; a daughter-in-law, Joyce Brown Stelly; three grandchildren, Keith Brown, Kurt Stelly and Bryant Sylvester; two great grandchildren, Kendrick Stelly and Ashley Stelly.
Visiting hours will be observed from 8:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. Saturday, October 20, 2012 at St. John Baptist Church in Opelousas, LA.
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Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Williams Funeral Home of Opelousas, 337-942-2037.
Williams Funeral Home - Opelousas
817 East South St. Opelousas, LA 70571
Published in the Daily World on Oct. 18, 2012