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Dabney, Felecia - Houma  
Felecia Rena Dabney, 37, a native of Terrebonne Parish and resident of Houma, died at 4:34 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. until funeral time Saturday at Greater St. Matthew's Baptist Church. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the church, with burial in Southdown Cemetery. She is survived by her daughter, Toccara L. Dabney; mother, Karen Steverson Dabney; sisters, Angela Brown, Janice (Keith) Celestin, and Leslie Jackson; and brothers, Robert Steverson and Jeral Johnson. She was preceded in death by her father, the Rev. Henry Dabney Jr.; brother, Bryant Keith Johnson; maternal grandparents, Kemar and Sarah Steverson; and paternal grandparents, Henry Sr. and Helen Dabney. Jones Funeral Home in Houma in charge of arrangements.
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Published in Houma Today & The Daily Comet from Nov. 25 to Nov. 26, 2014
Davis, Gladys (Marin) - Gray  
Gladys Ann Davis, 76, a native of Franklin and resident of Gray, died Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014. A memorial service will be at 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 8, 2014, at New Hope World Outreach Center, 2600 Coteau Road in Houma. She is survived by her husband, Charles R. Davis Jr.; son, Duane Davis and wife, Denise; daughter, Cindy Davis Boudreaux and husband, Wayne; grandchildren, Jessica Davis Chaisson and husband, Justin, Cory Caillouet and wife, Lauren, and Aaron Davis and wife, Kristen; great-grandchildren, Emma Grace Chaisson, Madeline Claire Chaisson, Aubrey Claire Caillouet, Amelia Rose Caillouet, Charlee Rae Davis, and Lincoln Graham Davis; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Godfrey and Beulah Marin; brothers, Godfrey "Buddy" Marin and Roy Marin; and sister, Lois Marin Walker. Gladys was a longtime doctor's assistant at Houma OB-GYN and Women's Health and Wellness for 28 years. She was an active member of the Republican Committee in Louisiana, a passionate supporter of Right to Life, a Patriot, and a member of New Hope World Outreach Center where her son is pastor. She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother, who will be dearly missed. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Right to Life or the Alzheimer's Association. Samart Funeral Home in Houma is in charge of arrangements.
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Published in Houma Today & The Daily Comet from Nov. 18 to Nov. 20, 2014
Delise Jr., Anthony - Labadieville  
Anthony Joseph Delise Jr., 87, a native and resident of Labadieville, died at 12:25 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014. He is survived by his wife, Larkell Marie Delise; son, Michael Delise, of Baton Rouge; daughters, Barbara Prather, of Baton Rouge, and Cynthia Delise, of Thibodaux; brother, Lionel Delise, of Labadieville; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Anthony Joseph Delise Sr. and Nobie Vedros Delise Talbot; and sisters, Lucille Howard, Shirley Delaune, and Ruth Benoit. Landry's Funeral Home in Thibodaux is in charge of arrangements.
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Published in Houma Today & The Daily Comet from Nov. 19 to Nov. 20, 2014
DeRouen M.D., Gerald - North Little Rock  
Dr. Gerald Joseph "Jerry" DeRouen, 67, native of south Louisiana and resident of North Little Rock, Arkansas, died Thursday, July 3, 2014. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Mass of Christian burial at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at St. John the Evangelist Cathedral in Lafayette, with burial in the church cemetery. He is survived by his four children and their families: Jeannie DelGreco, husband Anthony, and their children, Nicolas and Lucia, of Lafayette; Leita Schiemann and husband, Dylan, daughters, Maria and Greta Reyna and son, Otto, of Phoenix, Arizona; Camille Clark and husband, Stuart, and their daughter, Jeanne Kathryn, of Shreveport; and his one son, Jeremy DeRouen, of Phoenix, Arizona. He also leaves the mother of his children, Bonnie Carret DeRouen; and three siblings, Catherine Boudreaux and husband, Mac, and brothers, Dr. Mark DeRouen and wife, Sandra, and Msgr. Keith DeRouen. Additionally, he is survived by his godmother, Janette Louviere Cochran; his aunts, Theresa LaBiche Collins, Annie Lee LaBiche Bourgeois, and Marie Comeaux; and one uncle, Whitney LaBiche and wife, Mary Ellen. He is also survived by many cousins, nephews, and nieces and his companion, Jill McKenna, of Little Rock, Arkansas. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in his name may be made to: Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System, c/o Voluntary Services-Palliative Care Department, 135-NLR, 4300 West 7th Street, Little Rock, AR 72205, where he was cared for beautifully in his last week of life. Online obituary and guest book may be viewed at http://memorial.yourtribute.com/jerryderouen.
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Published in Houma Today & The Daily Comet from Nov. 22 to Nov. 24, 2014
Dill, Ray - Houma  
Ray Francis Dill, 89, a native and resident of Houma, died at 2:05 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014, from injuries sustained in a fall. Visitation will be 1-3 p.m. Monday at St. Francis de Sales Cathedral in Houma. A Mass of Christian burial will be at 3 p.m. Monday at the Cathedral, with burial in St. Francis de Sales Cemetery II. He is survived by his spouse, Marjorie Henry Dill, of Houma; daughters, Susan Dill Laperouse and husband, Jude, of Houma, Christine Dill Forrest and husband, Miles, of Houma, and Nancy Dill Carroll, of San Diego, California; daughter-in-law, Roxanne Keams Dill, of Baton Rouge; sisters, Janelee Dill Guidry, of Houma, Shirley Dill Chauvin and husband, Tillman, of Houma, Barbara Dill Babin, of Baton Rouge; grandchildren, Edward "Ted" Jude Laperouse II and wife, Jennifer, of Baton Rouge, Christian Miles Forrest and wife, Kelly, of Birmingham Alabama, Rae Katherine Forrest Baker and husband, J. Payne Baker Jr., of Mountain Brook, Alabama, Katherine "Katy" Dill Edgmon and husband, Blake, of Dublin Ireland, and Dr. James Joseph Dill II, of Tucson, Arizona; and great-grandchildren, Lauren Elizabeth Laperouse, Alex Edward Laperouse, Ethan Miles Forrest, Logan Christopher Arlint, Zoe Abigail Forrest, Zachary Austin Forrest, Eden Edgmon, and Katherine Payne Baker. He was preceded in death by his parents, James Joseph Dill and Emma Pitre Dill; son, Stephen James Dill; brother, James H. Dill; and infant sister, Rita Dill. Ray was a 47 year veteran of The Courier, starting in the circulation department delivering newspapers and working his way to the top positions of Editor and Publisher. Working and learning in every department at the newspaper over the course of his career, he was the consummate hometown newspaperman. He took the newspaper from a biweekly publication to a six-day daily newspaper in 1970. Under his leadership and guidance, the newspaper was universally recognized as one of the best publications in Louisiana, receiving numerous journalistic awards. Several of his proudest accomplishments were the 1972 Terrebonne Sesquicentennial edition, the 1978 100th Anniversary edition of The Courier and Bayou Gourmet Cookbook. Outside of The Courier, which was his passion, his greatest interest was the Southdown Museum and the Terrebonne Historical and Cultural Society, where he served as its Vice President during the time of the museum's creation. He was a past member of the board of directors for the Houma-Terrebonne Chamber of Commerce, the Terrebonne Historical and Cultural Society, the Bayouland YMCA, the Freedom of Information Board at Nicholls State University, the Louisiana Press Association Board of Directors and the Advisory Board for Fletcher Community College and its predecessor institutions. In addition, he was a past President of the Louisiana Press Association. Other honors he received include the St. Louis Award from St. Francis de Sales Cathedral, where he was a parishioner, the Archbishop Phillip Hannan Award and the Louisiana Press Association's President's Award. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and a member of the American Legion. In addition, he was a Fourth Degree Knight in the Knights of Columbus. He was a loving husband, devoted father and affectionate grandfather who taught by example, exhibited great patience and was a teacher of life. The family would like to thank the two nurses and the staff and security personnel who came to his aid at the Allen J. Ellender Federal Building for their kind assistance at the scene of his fall and the staff at Terrebonne General Medical Center for their care, concern and kindness. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations for Southdown Museum be made through the Terrebonne Historical and Cultural Society. To send condolences please visit www.chauvinfuneralhome.com. Chauvin Funeral Home in Houma is in charge of arrangements.
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Published in Houma Today & The Daily Comet from Nov. 20 to Nov. 24, 2014
Dubuisson, Donald - Houma  
Donald J. Dubuisson, 86, a 40-year resident of Houma, joined his Lord and Savior Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until funeral time Monday at St. Bernadette Catholic Church in Houma. Funeral services Will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the church. He is survived by his children, Peter Dubuisson, Angela Essig, Lucie Dubuisson, Shawn Dubuisson, Christian Dubuisson, Debra Bergeron, and Sally Bergeron. Don was blessed with eight grandchildren, Chad Dubuisson, Laura Davis, Rachael Oehring, Ryan Oehring, Alicia Stensland, Doug Dubuisson, Nicole Linscomb, and Blake Bergeron; four great-grandchildren, Gabriel Davis, Sarah Davis, Charlotte Stensland, and Logan Linscomb; brother, Roger Dubuisson; daughters-in-law, Janie and Tresa Dubuisson; and sons-in-law, Cliff Essig, Petch Bergeron, and Pete Bergeron. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Betty Bergeron Dubuisson. Born in Biloxi, Mississippi, Don graduated from Gulfport High School and the University of Mississippi in Oxford. In Houma, he was an insurance salesman for Pan American and later worked for Town and Country Real Estate. Don played trombone in both his high school and college bands, was a member of the Gulfport Symphony, and was a proud member of the Houma Community Band. Many thanks go to Dr. Helman, the Oaks of Houma, and Maplewood Health Care Center in Jackson, Tennessee. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Alzheimer Association at alz.org. To send condolences please visit www.chauvinfuneralhome.com. Chauvin Funeral Home in Houma is in charge of arrangements.
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Published in Houma Today & The Daily Comet from Nov. 22 to Nov. 24, 2014
Duet, Allen - St. Charles community  
Allen Joseph Duet, 79, a native of Labadieville and resident of St. Charles community, was born Aug. 6, 1935, and passed away Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014. Visitation will be from 8:30 a.m. until funeral time Saturday at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the church, with burial in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Betty Richard Duet; children, Anne Morales and husband, Danny, Alice Robichaux, Arleen Duet, Louis Duet and wife, Sheila, Robert Duet and wife, Trudy, and Annette Landry and husband, Addis; brother, Eddie Duet; sister, Joyce Duet LeBlanc; grandchildren, Jennifer Randlett, Stephanie Morales, Heather Robichaux, Kallie Landry, Taylor Duet, Klint Landry, Dustin Duet, and Mandy Robichaux; and great-grandchild, Collin Randlett. He was preceded in death by his parents, Louis and Marie Diaz Duet; and sisters, Vivian Duet Morvant and Lucy Duet Troxler. Allen enjoyed working in the garden and selling his vegetables to the community as well as being a dedicated fireman to the surrounding areas. He enjoyed owning and operating Duet Superette for more than 20 years and spending time at his camp. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather who will be greatly missed by his family and friends. Landry's Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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Published in Houma Today & The Daily Comet from Nov. 25 to Nov. 26, 2014
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