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Bengtson, Bonnie  
Bonnie Bengtson LAFAYETTE - Bonnie Bengtson born and raised in Algiers in New Orleans, walked in beauty and grace for 85 years, a loving and devoted preacher's wife and mother, passed peacefully from this life on Friday, April 17, 2015 at her residence in Lafayette. A Celebration of Life will be held in memory of Bonnie Bengtson on Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at 2:00 PM in La Chapelle de Martin & Castille in Lafayette. Chaplain Francis Fontenot will conduct the services. Eulogist will be Sharon Bengtson, Karen Broussard, organist and soloist, will sing for the services. Survivors include her five children, Karl Bengtson, Sharon Bengtson, Vickie Bengtson, Debbie B. McNeely and husband Lee, and Becky B. Canatella and husband Raymond; her sister, June D. Rosentreter; and her brother, Childs Dunbar, Jr. She was preceded in death by husband Robert "Bob" Bengtson; her parents, Childs and Mamie Arthur Dunbar; and her sister, Merlyn D. O'Neil. The family will receive friends in Martin & Castille's DOWNTOWN location on Wednesday from 1:00 PM until time of service. Memorial contributions can be made in Bonnie Bengtson's name to the Louisiana United Methodist Children & Family Services, P.O. Box 929, Ruston, La. 71273-0929. A heartfelt appreciation is extended by Bonnie's children to the staff of First Name Basis, Family Choice Hospice, and Dr. Shameem Akhtar for the loving support given to her in her time of need, and a special thanks to Dee Baillargeon for her loving care. View the obituary and guestbook online at www.mourning.com Martin & Castille-DOWNTOWN-330 St. Landry St., Lafayette, LA 70506, 337-234-2311
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Published in the The Advertiser on Apr. 20, 2015
Blackwell, Aaron "Junior"  
Aaron "Junior" Blackwell BUTTE LA ROSE - Funeral services will be held Friday, April 24, 2015 at a time pending Liturgy of the Word in Evangeline Memorial Gardens Chapel in Carencro for Aaron "Junior" Blackwell, age 75, who passed away Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at 12:12 a.m. at his residence in Butte La Rose. Interment will be in Evangeline Memorial Gardens in Carencro. Readers will be Kevin Blackwell and Kourtney Blackwell. Mr. Blackwell was a native of Evangeline and a resident of Butte La Rose. He retired in 2011 with National Oilwell Varco having worked his lifetime in the oilfield. Survivors include his wife of fifty two years, Cherlene "Chin" Benoit Blackwell of Butte La Rose; two sons, Kevin Blackwell and his wife, Tammy, of Broussard and Kirk Blackwell of Butte La Rose; two daughters, Kimberly Brasseaux and her husband, Bret, of Carencro and Katie Blackwell of Broussard; thirteen grandchildren; five great grandchildren; one brother, Gerald Blackwell and his wife, Doris, of GA; one sister, Wanda Lejeune of Scott; and his boxer, Duke. He was preceded in death by his parents, Aaron M. Blackwell, Sr. and the former, Lily Vern Sitig. The family requests that visiting hours be observed from 10:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m. Thursday and will continue from 8:00 a.m. until service time on Friday. Pallbearers will be Kevin Blackwell, Kirk Blackwell, Jason Descant, Jason Girouard, Kevin Blackwell, Jr. and Lane Brasseaux. A rosary will be prayed at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home. View the obituary and guestbook online at www.melanconfuneralhome.net . Melancon Funeral Home, Evangeline Memorial Gardens Chapel, 4117 N. University Ave., Carencro, (337) 896-3232, is in charge of arrangements.
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Published in the The Advertiser on Apr. 23, 2015
Blanc Jr., Nicholas  
Nicholas Blanc Jr. BATON ROUGE - Nicholas Blanc Jr., a resident of Baton Rouge, passed away on Sunday, April 19th with loving family at his side. Born in Kaplan, LA, Nick was a Korean War veteran and a general contractor in Baton Rouge for over 40 years. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Mary Racca Blanc, and his brother Kenneth Blanc. He is also survived by his sons, Dwayne (Donna) Blanc and David Blanc; two grandchildren, Rachel (Ben) Treuting and Ryan Blanc; and one great-grandchild, Lenin Treuting. He is predeceased by his parents, Nicholas, Sr. and Azelie Blanc, sisters Lorraine Dake, Beatrice Cutler, Geraldine Baudoin, and Barbara Cooper. A celebration of his life will be held on Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at Rabenhorst Funeral Home East 11000 Florida Blvd. beginning at 9:00am with memorial services in the funeral home chapel at 11:00am. Graveside service and Inurnment will be at 10:30am on Thursday, April 23, 2015 at Calvary Cemetery in Lafayette. In lieu of flowers, donations to Autism Speaks, a science and advocacy research organization or the John Ritter Foundation for aneurism research would be appreciated.
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Published in the The Advertiser on Apr. 22, 2015
Borbas, Deacon Timothy  
Deacon Timothy Borbas McKINNEY, TEXAS - Deacon Timothy Borbas, 53, a permanent Deacon assigned to St. Gabriel the Archangel Catholic Community, McKinney, TX. died and entered into everlasting life with Jesus on Friday, March 27, 2015 in McKinney, TX. Timothy was ordained Deacon, February 26, 2000, by Bishop Edward J. O'Donnell, at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist in Lafayette LA. His first assignment was to his home parish of St. Edmond Catholic Church in Lafayette, LA., where he served until mid 2002. He graduated Magnum Cum Lade from West Virginia University with a degree in Petroleum Engineering in 1984. His professional career began as a Petroleum Engineer with ConocoPhillips Company where he worked for more than 27 years and retired in July of 2012. Later that same year Tim and Gina relocated to McKinney, Texas to begin a new opportunity with Denbury Resources, Inc. in Plano, Texas where he has been working as a Senior Petroleum Advisor. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at St. Edmond Catholic Church on Thursday, April 23, 2015 at 6:00pm with Reverend Father Gary Schexnayder presiding with Reverend Father Gil Dutel concelebrating. A reception will immediately follow in the parish Atrium. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to: Nemours Ruritan Club, P.O. Box 113, Nemours, WV 24738 Serving as honorary pallbearers will be David Beasley, George Boudreaux, Terry Boudreaux, John Broussard, Kenneth Broussard, Michael Keefe, Glen Leleux, and Frank Summers.
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Published in the The Advertiser on Apr. 23, 2015
Brooks Jr., Captain Oscar  
Captain Oscar Sunny Brooks Jr. LAFAYETTE - Captain Oscar Sunny Brooks Jr. departed this earthly life on April 15, 2015 at the age of 79. He is survived by his wife Mary Faye Brooks; his children and grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends. Visitation will be Saturday, April 25, 8am till Mass of Christian Burial at 10am at St. Paul Catholic Church 326 S. Washington St Lafayette, La. Interment at Calvary Cemetery. Services Entrusted to Desselle Funeral Home, Theophilus and Jonathan Rose.
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Published in the The Advertiser on Apr. 24, 2015
Broussard, Dolores  
Dolores "Sue" Broussard SCOTT - Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, April 21, 2015, at a 10:00 AM Mass of Christian Burial in Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Scott for Dolores "Sue" Broussard, age 84, who died at 10:20 PM on Saturday, April 18, 2015 at Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center in Lafayette. Interment will be in Sts. Peter & Paul Cemetery. Reverend Andre Metrejean, Associate Pastor of Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, will be the Celebrant of the Funeral Mass and will conduct the funeral services. Lectors will be Christie Robichaux and Rami Lanclos. Giftbearers will be Amy Duhon, Keri Alphonso, Julie Goodwin and Daina Louviere. Eulogist will be Jan Verret. Karen Broussard, organist and soloist, will sing for the services. Survivors include her son, Jimi Broussard and wife Susan; her daughters, Linda Huval and husband Tony, and Janet Duhon and husband Chuck; her half sister, Earline Landry; her 8 grandchildren; and her 12 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Leon Broussard, Sr.; her parents, Emick and Wilda Landry; her half sisters, Claudette Romero and Verna Terrebonne; and a dear companion, Wiltz Falgout. Pallbearers will be Jamie "Bull" Broussard, Derrik Lavergne, Todd Robichaux, Jordan Alphonso, Anthony Broussard, Ryan Lanclos and Joshua Goodwin. Honorary Pallbearers will be Jimi Broussard, Chuck Duhon, Tony Huval, Glen Trahan and Rickey Lavergne. The family requests that visitation be observed in Martin & Castille's SCOTT location on Monday from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM and on Tuesday from 8:00 AM until time of service. A Rosary will be prayed Monday at 7:00 PM in Martin & Castille Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be to the family for a special memorial in Sue's honor. View the obituary and guestbook online at www.mourning.com Martin & Castille-SCOTT-802 Alfred St., Scott, LA 70583, 337-234-2320
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Published in the The Advertiser on Apr. 20, 2015
Burney, Hazel  
Hazel Meyers Burney LAFAYETTE - Hazel Meyers Burney was born August 27, 1927 and departed this life at the young age of 87 on April 15th, 2015 at home surrounded by family. She was a longtime resident of Lafayette. She is survived by her children, Michael Roy, Glyn Burney, Martha Guilbeaux, Joseph Raphael Burney, and Catherine Sims; 17 grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Burney; her mother, Estelle Semere; and her siblings, Felicia Fuselier, Lena Colomb, Lloyd Meyers, Archie Meyers, Felton Meyers, Willie Meyers Sr., and Mary Meyers. She was indeed the last button on Gabriel's coat. She was an avid fisherman, and amazing seamstress. She loved to travel, and loved her family and friends.
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Published in the The Advertiser on Apr. 23, 2015
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