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Jewel Lester Duhon

LAFAYETTE - Joint funeral services will be held on Thursday, February 21, 2013 at 11:00 am at the Ebenezer Church of the Nazarene for Jewel Lester Duhon, 90, who passed away February 18, 2013 at 4:45 am and Winona Faye Sarver Duhon, 84, who passed away on February 17, 2013 at 10:50 am

Reverend Dale Hoffpauir, Pastor of Nouvelle Church of the Nazarene and Reverend Joe Talhelm, pastor of the Ebenezer Church of the Nazarene will conduct the funeral services.

Burial will take place in Ebenezer Methodist Church Cemetery.

Mr. Duhon, a resident of Lafayette , was the son of the late Joseph Eric Duhon and the former Anna Thibodeaux. Lester was born in Orangefield, TX and was raised in South Louisiana. He graduated from Hackberry High School in 1938 then attended McNeese and SLI(UL Lafayette) until the start of WWII. He joined the United States Navy and after boot camp in San Diego, he went to Pharmacist Mate School in Memphis, TN. He then was assigned to a convoy going to England preparing for the Normandy Invasion. He participated in the D Day invasion as a Pharmacist Mate and then served on a PT boat in the Mediterranean Sea. After the war, he returned to Lafayette to attend SLI(UL Lafayette) where he met Winona and married her in 1946. After several years working in the oilfield, he joined the United States Postal Service in 1950's and gave 34 years of service. He was an avid sportsman, outdoorsman and a colorful storyteller. He also loved gardening and eating Cajun food. He was a wonderful, loving father and husband. He dearly loved Winona and they had recently celebrated their 65th anniversary. Lester held Winona's hand as she took her last breath and then eighteen hours later, during his sleep, followed her to their heavenly home.

He is survived by three daughters, Deborah Duhon Nobles and husband John of Woodstock, GA, Denise Duhon and husband Mario Smith of Yorktown, VA and Dianna Duhon Faulk and husband Tab of Mermentau, LA; one son, David Lester Duhon and wife Roxanne of Hattiesburg, MS; twelve grandchildren, Jonathan Duhon, Leah Duhon Ladner, Sarah Duhon, Jessica Nobles, Rebecca Nobles, Rachel Nobles, Kirk Smith, Julia Smith, Stephen Smith, Lauren Green, Daniel Green and Brittany Green; two great grandchildren, Cecilia and Les Duhon; four sisters, Anne Moore of Lafayette, LA, Bobbie Culter and husband Ray of Lafayette, LA, Tessie Culter of Leawood, KS and Judy LeBlanc and husband Terry of Baton Rouge, LA; one brother, Jimmy Duhon and wife Janel of Kaplan, LA; and one sister in law, Evelyn Duhon of Lafayette, LA.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Winona Sarver Duhon, his parents, and two brothers, Joseph Arson "Sam" Duhon and Truby Duhon

The family requests that visiting hours be observed at Delhomme Funeral Home of Lafayette, Wednesday, February 20, 2013 from 4:00 pm until 9:00 pm. Visiting hours will continue at the Ebenezer Church of the Nazarene on Thursday, February 21, 2013 from 9:00 am until the time of service.

Pallbearers will be his grandsons and nephews.

Personal condolences may be sent to the Duhon family at www.delhommefuneralhome.com.

Delhomme Funeral Home, 1011 Bertrand Drive, Lafayette, LA is in charge of funeral arrangements.

Published in the The Advertiser from Feb. 19 to Feb. 21, 2013
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