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Charles Eugene Chavanne

SHREVEPORT - Charles Eugene Chavanne, 73, passed away on Friday, April 6, 2012, after a courageous battle with cancer. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, April 10, 2012, at Osborn Funeral Home from 5:30 - 7:00 p.m., 3631 Southern Avenue in Shreveport, La. Funeral services will begin at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, April 11, 2012, at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Officiating will be Father Karl Daigle and Father Thomas Elavunkal. Interment will follow at Greenwood Memorial Park in Pineville, Louisiana.

Charlie was a native of Lake Charles, Louisiana, and a graduate of De La Salle High School in New Orleans. He lived in Shreveport for 46 years. Charlie was active in the credit community in Shreveport, working as credit manager at Tri State Oil Tool, and with the Shreveport Wholesale Credit Association for many years. He loved hunting, fishing, boating, cooking, and eating! Charlie was also a devoted, active member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and enjoyed breakfast with his crew after daily 8:00 a.m. Mass.

Charlie was preceded in death by his first wife, Elinor Culp Chavanne, son, Michael Charles Chavanne, daughter, Denise Catherine Chavanne, daughter, Karen Elizabeth Chavanne, and second wife, Margaret Ellen LeBlanc Chavanne. Charles is survived by his daughter, Shelley Chavanne Braswell and husband, Robert; sons, Charles Eugene Chavanne, Jr., and Thomas Culp Chavanne and wife, Paula; stepdaughters, Rochelle LeBlanc, Margaret Cavallo Stephenson and husband, Chuck; stepsons, Dut LeBlanc, Jr. and wife, Kathy, Mike LeBlanc and wife, Toni, and Johnny LeBlanc and wife, Carrie; grandchildren, Alexa Braswell, Carly Braswell, Eliot Chavanne, Paylor Chavanne, Caitlin Chavanne, Drake Burton, Colby Burton, Daniel LeBlanc, wife, Shannon and daughter, Eloise, Lauren LeBlanc, Emily LeBlanc Cypher and daughter, Claire, Laura LeBlanc, Ian Flint, Selene Smith, Johnathon Cavallo and daughter, Ella, Dustin Cavallo, Crystal Cavallo, Marshall Stephenson, and Peyton Stephenson. Charles is also survived by his brother, John Chavanne and wife, Bonnie; and sister, Liz Sinitiere and husband, Jerry; sisters-in-law, Mickey Fleming and husband, Ed, Toni Costanza and husband, Carl, and Therese Thomas; brother-in-law, H.M. Messmer and wife Marcia; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Robert Braswell, Chuck Stephenson, Johnathon Cavallo, Dustin Cavallo, Eliot Chavanne, and Marshall Stephenson.

The family requests that memorials be made to LifeShare Blood Centers, 8910 Linwood Avenue, Shreveport, LA 71106, where Charlie was a frequent and long-time donor.

The family would like to express their sincere appreciation and a special thanks to Dr. Emma McCarty, St. Joseph Hospice, and Home Instead for the loving care and attention shown Charlie.

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Published in Shreveport Times from Apr. 9 to Apr. 11, 2012
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