Whitney Alfred, Jr.
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LAFAYETTE - Funeral services will be held Saturday, December 17, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church for Whitney Alfred, Jr., 76, who answered the call of Our Lord on December 6, 2011.
Services will be conducted by Father Thomas James, SVD.
Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery.
Whitney Alfred, Jr. was born on December 13, 1934 in Lafayette, LA to the late Whitney Alfred, Sr. and Laura Andrus Alfred.
Whitney was a dedicated husband and father who loved his family dearly. In his spare time he liked going to the horse races and studying the racing forms to try to beat the odds by picking the winner. He retired from the Lafayette Parish School Board as a Bus Operator.
Whitney was married to Annabelle Prejean Alfred for 54 years. From this union, they had seven 7 children; Herbert Alfred, Nancy Jean Alfred Sperling, Rebecca Alfred, Linda Alfred, Rachael Alfred and Whitney Alfred, III, all of Lafayette, LA, and Milton Alfred of New Orleans, LA.
Whitney is survived by his wife Annabelle Prejean Alfred, his 7 children, 12 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren; his sisters, Helen Alfred, Velma Francis, Rose Alfred, Dorothy Alfred, Marjorie Etienne and Lena "Lillie" Alfred Mouton, one brother, Wallace Alfred (Priscilla), all of Lafayette, LA and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.
He was preceded in death by his mother and father; grandson, Keith Alfred; 3 brothers, Walter Alfred, Preston Alfred, Sr., and Alton Paul "Blimp" Alfred; two sisters-in-law, Georgia M. Alfred and Marcella Jane Hebert-Alfred and son-in-law, Clarence Sperling.
Visitation will be held Saturday, December 17, 2011 at Syrie Funeral Home from 7:00 a.m. until time of service.
A rosary will be recited at 10:00 a.m.
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Arrangements have been entrusted to Syrie Funeral Home, Inc. of Lafayette, LA.
Published in the The Advertiser on Dec. 16, 2011