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AREA DEATHS Charles H. Masters, Jr BATON ROUGE-Funeral services for Charles Helm Masters, Jr. were held on Tuesday, April 10, 2012 at 2 p.m. at Resthaven Funeral Home, Baton Rouge. Charles Helm Masters, Jr., of Baton Rouge, age 80, passed at 3:45 a.m., March 9, 2012, surrounded by his family. He was the beloved husband of Gwen L. Masters, formerly of Eunice. Mr. Masters was bom in Marksville, on December 23, 1931 and attended Marksville High School, graduating in 1950. From 1950-1954 he attended the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana, where he received his BA in Economics. He was a loyal and consistent benefactor throughout his life. Returning to Avoyelles Parish, he went into business with his father, Charles Helm Masters, Sr. operating and owning Ideal Chevrolet and various other businesses for 37 years. He was a community leader, beginning from his time as an Eagle Scout to his tinnacie as CEO of Union Bank of Marksville. He was a member of Kasatchie National Park for Preservation, President of the Association of special needs children in Avoyelles Parish, a member of the Marksville Beautification Project, the Marksville Chamber of Commerce, and traveled widely to solicit new business for Avoyelles Parish. ' ' He was prominent in political circles, being appointed to several state commissions by several Governors including John J. McKeithen to Governor Edwin Edwards. He was one of the youngest members of the internationally renoud Young Presidents Organization, a group of civic leaders dedicated to improving communities throughout the United States and abroad. He was large promoter of the community, and for many years spearheaded events hosted at his camp on Spring Bayou. Some of the projects he hosted were CODOFIL, a Louisiana Board of Education meeting, a visit of a Canadian prime minister offical. One of the events he took most pride in was the honoring of World War One veterans. Every year, at Veterans Day, the camp was the gathering point as the dwindling number of vets were treated to a Cochon de Lait. He is preceded in death by his father, Charles Helm Masters, Sr. and his mother, Marie Agnes Moreau. He is survived by his wife, Gwen L. Masters; and his six children Coral Marie Masters of Baton Rouge, her two children, and five grandchildren; Donna Lea Childress (Lamar) of New Orleans; John David Masters (Janet) of Pineville, their child, and one grandchild; Claudette Detty Masters of Lafayette; Michele Ann LaCombe (Jody) of Plaucheville and their three children; and Marie Aggie Littleton (Ronnie) of Effie and their two children; and his three step-daughters Monica Joubert (Jacques) of Eunice and their two children; Veronica Soileau (Jody) of Mamou; and Angie Myers i Brandon) of Dallas, Texas. ra Lee P. Jacob BATON ROUGE - Ira Lee Perkins Jacob passed away on Sunday, April 1, 2012 at the age of 69. She was a resident of the Guest House in Baton Rouge. A private memorial for the family will be held at a later date. Ira was bom on November 15, 1942 in New Orleans to John and Shirley (Rankins) Perkins of Greenburg. She was one of 12 children. At an early age, Ira married and began her family. She subsequently became the mother of four daughters and two sons. Throughout her life, Ira resided in New Orleans, Marksville, and Baton Rouge. She is preceded in death by her parents, John Sr. and Shirley Perkins; two brothers, John Jr. and Armond Perkins; and a grandson, Keenan Porchd. She leaves to cherish her memory, six children: Debra (Bennie) Mills of Slidell, Kimberley (Raymond) Faulkner of Tampa, Florida, Dana Porchd of Jackson, Mississippi, Stephan Sanders of Tyler, Texas, Miguel (Michelle) Jacob of Longview, Texas, and Shannah Jacob of Kema, Texas; 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; five sisters and three brothers, Cornelia Blackburn of Baton Rouge, Constance (Rev. Herbert) Wagner of Hammond, June (PoIIand) Perkins of New Orleans, Veronica Shepard of Midwest City, Oklahoma, Condrumel (Osburn) Gordon of Baton Rouge, Rudy (Teresa) Perkins of Palm Desert, California, Ronald Perkins of New Orleans, and Donald Perkins of New Orleans; and a host of nieces and nephews. Karl J. Aymond BROU1LLETTE-Funeral services for Mr. Karl J. Aymond were held at 2 pm. Wednesday, April 4, 2012 at the St. Genevieve Catholic Church in Brouillette where Father Jose Pallipurath officiated. Burial followed in the Church Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Marksville. Mr. Aymond, age 53, of Brouillette, passed away at Oschner Hospital in Baton Rouge on Monday, April 2, 2012. He is survived by his wife, Betty Ducote Aymond of Brouillette; two daughters, Angela (John) Schlumbrecht of Brouillete, and Alana Aymond of Brouillette; parents, Charles Aymond and Ruth Bordelon Moreau of Cottonport; one sister, Judy Duet of Cottonport; two brothers, Michael Aymond of Mobile, Alabama, and Tommy Aymond of Houma; and seven grandchildren. Pallbearers were John Schlumbrecht, Lance Aymond, Nicholas Aymond, Philip Dauzat, Jr., Richard Wilkins and Lany Toner. Corrine Dauzart SIMMESPORT-Funeral services for Corrine Michel Dauzart of Simmesport were held on Thursday, April 5, 2012 at the Christ the King Catholic Church of Simmesport, at 1 1 a.m. Burial services followed at the Christ the King Mausoleum. Corrine Dauzart, age 71 , passed away at her home on Monday, April 2, 2012. She is preceded in death by her husband, LJ. Dauzart; parents, Elmore and Thelma Michel; brother and sister-in-law, Roy and Janelle Michel. She is survived by her five children, Glenn (Barbara) Dauzart of Simmesport, Laine (Laura) THE MARKSVILLE WEEKLY NEWSTHE BUNKIE RECORD, Thursday, April 12, 2012, Section I, Page 7 Dauzart of Simmesport, Belinda Dauzart, Faith (Ricky) Farbe of Simmesport, and Debra (Ricky) Martin of Big Bend; one sister, Juanita Lemoine of Harvey; one daughter-in-law, Greta Dauzart of Simmesport; 12 grandchildren and 15 greatgrandchildren. Services and arrangements were under the direction of Escudd Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial for Jimmie Joseph Ducote was held at 10:30 a.m., Monday, April 9, 2012 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Cheneyville with Fr. Scott Chemino officiating. Burial was in Pythian Cemetery in Bunkie under the direction of Melancon Funeral Home of Bunkie. Mr. Ducote, age 62, of Cottonport, passed away on Friday, April 6, 2012 in his residence. He was bom on November 26, 1951. He was preceded in death by his parents, Flonen and Lola Brassette Ducote. He is survived by his wife of 27 years, Judy Ducote of Cottonport; three daughters, Tammie Ducote (Charles) Swafford of Pineville, Melissa (Brad) Guillory of Woodworth and Gaye (Robert) Knott of Lecompte; one sister, Susan (Burton) Michot of Hessmer; one brother, Richard (Connie) Ducote of Mansura; and two grandchildren Grace Knott and Christian Guillory. Irvin Gauthier COTTONPORT-Funeral services for Irvin Gauthier were held at the Bayou Rouge Baptist Church of Evergreen on Thursday, April 5, 2012, at 10 a.m. where Rev. David Trimbur officiated. Burial services followed at the First Baptist Cemetery of Cottonport. Irvin Gauthier, age 71, passed away at Rapides Regional Medical Center on Tuesday, April 3, 2012. He is preceded in death by his parents, Euris and Lillie Redmon Gauthier. He is survived by his wife, Elaine Hukins Gauthier of Cottonport; two children, Christine (David) Campbell of Sunse and Sheila (Dwight) Juneau of Baton Rouge; two step-children, Chad (Sherry) Hukins of Hessmer and Sheila (Jamie) Aymond of Marksville; two sisters. Myrtle (B.F.) Lemoine of Simmesport and Shirlene Armand of Cottonport; three brothers, Marvin (Lou Ann) Gauthier of Bunkie, Russell (Pam) Gauthier of Cottonport, and Gene Gauthier of Hessmer; 14 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Services and arrangements were under the direction of Escudd Funeral Home. Bernadine Tassin Lemoine MOREAUVILLE-Funeral services for Bemadine Tassin Lemoine were held on Saturday, March 31, 2012 at St. Isidore Catholic Church in Baker at 10 a.m. Burial took place in Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Baker. A resident of Zachary and formerly of Moreauville, she died Wednesday, March 28, 2012. She was 72 years old and was a retired Dental Assistant with John Ory, DDS. She was a lifelong member of St. Isidore Catholic Church. She was a member of the Knights of Columbus 4085, Ladies Auxiliary, and the Catholic Daughters. She enjoyed quilting at the Zachary Library with her quilting guild. She is preceded in death by her parents, Hazel and Abby Tassin. She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Hubert P. Lemoine; three daughters, Liz (Sonny) Devall, Treba (Ray) Allen, and Sabrina (Bob) Whitaker; three sisters, Euniceann Clark, Margaret Dessell and Patricia Dowden; one brother, Rodney Tassin; five grandchildren, Brandy Giroir, Cheri Whitaker, Bubbie Allen, Robbie Whitaker and Paul Dillion Allen; seven great-grandchildren, Austin, Mason, Landon, Logan, Laryn, Tristan, and Gage. Pallbearers were Sonny Devall, Bob Whitaker, Ray Allen, Robbie Whitaker, Bubbie Allen, Paul Allen, Shannon Giroir and Austin Whitaker. Mulhearn CONWAY, ARKANSAS - A memorial service for Stella Rose Mulhearn was held at 10 a.m., Saturday, April 7, 2012 at the First United Methodist Church in Conway, Arkansas. Stella Rose Mulhearn, age 3, of Conway, Arkansas passed away at Arkansas Childrens Hospital Tuesday, April 3,2012. Stella was bom March 20, 2009 to her loving parents, Travis and Amanda Mulhearn. She was a very active member of the Frog Class at the Early Childhood Center, her preschool. She knew all her shapes, numbers, colors, as well as all the important letters, S-T-E-L-L-A. Survivors include her parents, Travis and Amanda; one brother, Davis; great-grandparents, Claudia and Milton Davis of Conway, Arkansas, Jessie Barnes of Cookeville, Tennessee and Sue Epting of Roswell, Georgia; grandparents, Chuck and Nancy Mulhearn of Conway, Arkansas and formerly of Marksville, and Greg and Connie Copley of Fort Smith, Arkansas; as well as many aunts, uncles and cousins across the nation. She was preceded in death by her sister, Charlotte; great-grandfathers, Hoyt Copley, Wilbur Epting and Frank Mulhearn; and great-grandmother, Myrtis Mulhearn. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you make a donation to Arkansas Childrens Hospital, First United Methodist Church, or any charity benefiting the fight against cancer. EFFIE - Funeral services for Mrs. Viney Cole Muse were held at 10 a.m. Monday, April 9, 2012 in the chapel of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home in Marksville where Rev. Charles Freeman officiated. Interment was in Richey Baptist Church Cemetery in Effie. Arrangements were under the direction of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Marksville. Mrs. Muse, age 93 of Centerpoint, passed away on Friday, April 6, 2012 at Christus St. Francis Cabrini Hospital in Alexandria. She was bom on June 2, 1918. She was preceded in death by her husband Preston Muse; one son, Nathan Muse; two daughters, Edith Muse and Shirley Gagnard; parents, Martin and Dillie Cole; two brothers, Lee Cole and Dennis Lucas; and one sister, Nelda McGraw. Survivors include one brother, Carrol Cole of Centerpoint; four sisters, Bobbie Laprairie of Centerpoint, Agnes Muse of Centerpoint, Tressie Muse of Centerpoint, and Bertie Lawrey of Alexandria; seven grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and 14 great-great-grandchildren. Tinnie OBrien TRUSSVILLE, ALABAMA - A celebration of the life of Tinnie Ruth OBrien was held on Monday, April 9, 2012 at 9 a.m. followed by a service at 10 a.m. at Jefferson Memorial Gardens in Trussville, Alabama. Tinnie Ruth OBrien, age 88, went to her heavenly home on Wednesday, April 4, 2012. She was bom April 17, 1923 in Marksville and moved to Birmingham in 1957 where she worked for 29 years with the Southern Company. She was a long time member of Huffman Baptist Church, where she enjoyed numerous mission trips, her weekly Sunday school class and activities, and assisting in the serving of the Wednesday night suppers. She was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Woodrow E. OBrien; parents, Louis and Dora Brouillette Ortego; three sisters, Mrs. Tressie Woodworth, Mrs. Lela Bordelon, and Mrs. Leona Barton; and one infant brother. She is survived by one sister, Joyce Scallan; one daughter, Terrye (Ron) Dachelet; one son. Woody (Ginny) OBrien; seven grandchildren, Dawn (Tom) Wilczek, Dana Dachelet, Darren Dachelet, Whitney Dachelet, Scott (Yolima) OBrien, Jon (Jamie) O'Brien and David (Amy) OBrien; and six greatgrandchildren, Abby, Haley, Harper, Nicolas, Banks, and Josephine. Memorials may be made to Huffman Baptist Church. Mervin Lee Redmon, III BUNKIE - Funeral services for Mervin Lee Redmon, III were held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 10, 2012 in the chapel of Melancon Funeral Home in Bunkie. Burial followed in Trinity Episcopal Cemetery in Cheneyville, under the direction of Melancon Funeral Home in Bunkie. Redmon, age 29, of Bay St. Louis, Mississippi and formerly of Bunkie, passed away in his residence on Thursday, April 5, 2012. He was bom on September 20, 1982. He was a tankman with J W Stone Towing Company. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Mervin Babe Redmon; maternal great-grandfather, William Ford, Jr.; maternal great-grandmother, Edith Ford and paternal greatgrandmother, Pearl Matthews. Survivors include two sons, Patrick Redmon of Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, and Justin Redmon of Bay St. Louis, Mississippi; one daughter, Mallory Redmon of Pearl, Mississippi; father, Mervin Lee (Laura) Redmon, Jr. of Bay St. Louis, Mississippi; mother, LaJuan Ford (Jack) Johnson of Marksville; one brother, Andrew Redmon of Pearl, Mississippi; two sisters, Jessica Redmon of Pearl, Mississippi, and Rachel Redmon of Pearl, Mississippi; maternal grandfather, William Ford, III of Cheneyville; maternal grandmothers, Bonny Holder of California; and Marie (Edward) Troha of Bunkie; one step-brother, Allen Frazier of Madisonville; two step-sisters, Elizabeth (Justin) Lachney of Atlantic Beach, Florida and Lisa Frazier of Madisonville, and his former step-mother, Sandra Redmon of Pearl, Mississippi. Tyrone Joseph St. Romain MANSURA- Graveside services for Tyrone Joseph St. Romain of Mansura were held at the St. Paul Catholic Cemetery of Mansura on Tuesday, April 10, 2012, at 11 a.m. Honored to serve as pallbearers, were his family and friends. Tyrone St. Romain, age 56, passed away at his home in Mansura on Saturday, April 7, 2012. He is preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Jocelyn Ducote St. Romain. He is survived by his two daughters, Deidre Cook (David) of Marksville, and Samantha Hailey (Andrew) of Marksville; three grandchildren, David Cook of Marksville, Cameron Cook of Marksville, and Isabella Hailey of Marksville; two brothers, Terrell St. Romain of Moreauville, and Kim St. Romain of Moreauville; and two sisters, Pam Couvillion (Jason) of Moreauville, and Michelle St. Romain of Mansura. Services and arrangements were under the direction of Escude Funeral Home. Robert E. Watts HOUMA - Funeral services for Robert Bob Earl Watts were held on Tuesday, April 10, 2012 at 10 a.m. at Falgout Funeral Home in Houma. Burial followed at St. Francis de Sales Cemetery II. Arrangements were handled by Falgout Funeral Home of Houma. Watts, age 77, of Houma, passed away Friday, April 6, 2012. He was a native of Hessmer and a resident of Houma for the past 52 years. Watts was a successful businessman. He was founder and proud owner of Bob Watts & Sons Furniture and Appliances in Houma. He is preceded in death by his parents, Rancey and William Roak Watts Sr.; one brother, Jerry Watts; and one sister, Ruth Watts Juneau. He is survived by his beloved wife, Mary Jeansonne Watts; brother, William Bill Watts Jr.; two daughters, Kristine Watts McGuire and Kay Watts Breaux; two sons, Tony Watts and Kim Watts; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Jude Childrens Hospital. Dan Warren, Jr. LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA- A private memorial service for Dan Little Dan Warren, Jr. was held in Victorville, See Obits, Page 8

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