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A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered for Antoinette "Toni" Ducote Blalock on Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church with Fr. Scott Chemino officiating. Burial will be in the Pythian Cemetery under the direction of Melancon Funeral Home, Bunkie.

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Funeral services for Madeline Valois Gauthier of Moreauville will take place at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Moreauville on Saturday, August 30, 2014 beginning at 2:00pm with Father Marc Noel officiating. Visitation will take place at the Escudé Funeral Home of Moreauville that morning from 8:00am to 2:00pm. Burial service will commence at the Sacred Heart Catholic Mausoleum.

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Ted Normand of Hessmer passed away on Friday, August 22, 2014. Memorial services will be announced at a later date by Hixson Brothers of Marksville.

Funeral services for Verlyn Grace Dupont Poché of Mansura will held on Saturday, August 30, 2014 at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church in Hessmer beginning at 11am. Visitation will be held at Escudé Funeral Home in Mansura on Saturday, August 30, 2014 beginning at 8am until 10:40am. Burial will be held at the St. Alphonsus Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Escudé Funeral Home.

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Jacqueline Ann Gaspard, resident of Baton Rouge and native of Belldeau, peacefully walked with Jesus hand-in-hand to her final resting place on Monday, August 25, 2014.

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Funeral services for Sgt. Eugene Joseph Ponthier of Mansura will be held on Thursday, August 28, 2014 beginning at 10am at the Escudé Funeral Home in Mansura with Fr. Martin Laird officiating. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 beginning at 4pm until 10pm and will continue Thursday at 8am. Burial & military honors will be held at the St. Paul Cemetery in Mansura. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Escudé Funeral Home.

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A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered for Gary Anthony Richard on Friday, August 29, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Peter's Catholic Church in Morrow, LA with Fr. Austin Leger officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery under the direction of Melancon Funeral Home, Bunkie. Mr. Richard, age 62, of Prairieville, a native of Lemoyen, passed away in his residence on Friday, August 22, 2014.

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