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Elward Roman "Crack" Altazan Sr.

A resident and native of Port Allen, Elward Roman "Crack" Altazan Sr. died on Monday, Dec. 8, 2008. He was 86, retired from Cargill Inc., and a veteran of the U.S. Army. Visiting at Wilbert Funeral Home, Port Allen, on Tuesday, Dec. 9, was from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Visiting resumes at the funeral home on Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Religious service at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Lakeland at 12:30 p.m., conducted by the Rev. Greg Daigle. Interment at Chenal Cemetery in Lakeland. Survived by his former wife, Lucille Gautreaux Altazan; two daughters, Wanda Van Norden and husband Michael and Lizette Hebert and companion Joseph A. Dupuy; four sons, Darryl J. Altazan and wife Carolyn Major, Norman J. Altazan and companion Kathy Gomez, Brett M. Altazan, and Glynn W. Altazan and wife Jackie Harrison; a daughter-in-law, Gwen Perault Altazan; three brothers, Ferdinand, Emerson and Leon Altazan; 16 grandchildren, Michael Altazan, Shantelle Graves, Angie Schouest, Darren Altazan, Derek Altazan, Norah Altazan, Diane Bourgoyne, Brandi Altazan, Brett Altazan Jr., Cane Altazan, Levi Barbier, Joshua Harrison, Jamie Harrison, Jessica Mcintosh, and Hunter and Destiny Hebert; and 21 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by a son, Elward "Braco" Altazan Jr.; parents, Louis H. and Aline Sequin Altazan; sister, Louise Sterling; four brothers, Ralph, Norman, Ernest "Snake" and Elmo Altazan; and two great-grandchildren, Phoenix Elise and Skyler Jordan. Pallbearers will be six grandsons and a grandson-in-law, Michael, Darren, Derek Altazan, Levi Barbier, Joshua Harrison, Hunter Hebert and Matt Bourgoyne. He was a former member of the American Legion in Port Allen, a welder and a former owner and operator of 8th Street Grocery Store. The Altazan family would also like to thank our dedicated caregiver, Mary Anderson, and Jim Arceneaux, our family spiritual guide. Thanks also to Comfort Care Hospice. To offer condolences and sympathies online, please visit www.wilbertservices.com.

Published in The Advocate from Dec. 9 to Dec. 10, 2008
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