Member Obituaries

LFDA Member Obituaries

Tex Rickard Kilpatrick
October 4, 1932 – October 19, 2018

Tex was born October 4, 1932, the son of Effie Mae Hicks and Edgar Noel Kilpatrick of Farmerville, Louisiana, and he passed to his heavenly home on October 19, 2018, to be reunited with his parents, his brother, Kenneth Dale “K.D.” Kilpatrick, and his sister, Johnnie Nell “Sis” Kilpatrick Gorton.

Tex was a licensed funeral director for over fifty years and an active member of numerous professional funeral associations both at the state and at national levels. At the time of his death, Tex served as owner and CFO for Kilpatrick Enterprises that includes Kilpatrick Funeral Homes, Kilpatrick’s Serenity Gardens in West Monroe, and Kilpatrick’s Memorial Gardens in Ruston.

Tex is survived by his treasured wife of sixty love-filled years, Carole Eady Kilpatrick; daughter Kerry Layne Kilpatrick; daughter Robin Carole Kilpatrick Fincher, her husband Michael, and their children Kiley Ann, Layne Carole, and Laura Lynette; and daughter Laura Eady Kilpatrick Marchelos, her husband Zak, and their son James Kilpatrick; and sister-in-law Anne Burford Kilpatrick. Also missing Tex will be a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and wonderful friends who enjoyed their times together and who offered up prayers from coast to coast and abroad on his behalf.

Serving as pallbearers will be the funeral directors of Kilpatrick Funeral Homes: Bob Hearn, Jason McKee, John Cunningham, Steve Lanigan, Jerry Roark, Mike Roark, and Marvin Dearman, the General Manager of Kilpatrick’s Cemeteries. Thank you and all of the Kilpatrick team for your continued loyalty and devotion to our family. Honorary pallbearers will be Dixon Abell, Nelson Abell III, Kent Anderson, Stein Baughman, Lad Cazedessus, Dr. Jim Geisler, Sam Henry, Joe Ledoux, Harry Liner, James Moore, and Senator Neil Riser.

Memorials may be made to the Carole and Tex Kilpatrick Mission Fund at First Baptist Church of West Monroe, 500 Pine Street, West Monroe, Louisiana 71291, or the ULM Foundation, 700 University Avenue, Monroe, Louisiana 71209. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, October 24, 2018, from 4:00 until 7:00 p.m. in the chapel of Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe.
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Mrs. Edith Ann McDaniel Price, age 80 of Winnfield, Louisiana, passed away Friday, September 7, 2018 at her home after a long and protracted illness.   Mrs. Price was the daughter of the late Simon G. McDaniel and the late Audie Townsend McDaniel.  She was also preceded in death by her husband, Larry L. Price; sister, Helen McDaniel Chapman; brother, Marvin McDaniel.
Mrs. Price was a member of the First Baptist Church of Winnfield where she was organist for more than 50 years. She obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Music Education from Louisiana Tech and her Master’s in Organ Performance from Northwestern State University. Mrs. Price was retired as a piano instructor having taught children from Winn and surrounding parishes for more than 50 years and was co-owner of Southern Funeral Homes, Inc.    
Those left to cherish her memory include her son, Patrick Price (Kathy), daughters, Laura Hennigan (David) and Ashley Naquin (Shawn);  grandchildren, Evan Price (Brittani), Loren Price, Alyssa Hennigan (Hugo), Andrea Allen (Eahgan), Kandi Deese (Jody), Mandi Stevenson (Andy), Tobi Wiley (Chris) and T.K. “Bubba” Spillers; great-grandchildren, Jackson, Micah, Hayden, Hugo and a host of other special great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were on Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at First Baptist Church of Winnfield with Reverends Calvin Phelps, John Holland and Steven Smithson officiating. 
Serving the family as pallbearers: Evan Price, Loren Price, David Hennigan, Shawn Nacquin, Eahgan Allen, Lamar Tarver, Bryan Price and Mark Maxwell.
The Price Family wishes to extend heartfelt gratitude to her caregivers who became like family to her, Cathy Flowers and Geneva Ball as well as Jennifer and Samantha with Heart of Hospice.
Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church Music Ministry, P.O. Box 230, Winnfield, LA 71483.
 Daniel "Capt. Dan" Lemoine, August 26, 1946 – June 19, 2018
Daniel "Capt. Dan" Alan Lemoine, beloved husband of Elizabeth Genovese Lemoine, proud father of Craig (deceased), Todd (Jodi), Eric (Jennifer), and Danielle (Glen). Cherished "Papa" of his 8 grandchildren, Brandon, Baylee, Ian, Nicholas, Ryleigh, Gaven, Talon, & Quinn. He went to be with his Lord on June 19, 2018 at UMC in New Orleans, surrounded by his devoted wife & children. We did not leave his side for 9 days after being struck by a car while riding his motorcycle.
Capt. Dan was born to the late Anthony, Sr. and Edna Mae Lemoine at Port Hueneme Naval Base in California and was a lifelong resident of St. Bernard Parish. He was married to his high school sweetheart for 51 years. The family suffered the loss of their beloved first son, Craig, whom was struck by a car as well on December 26, 1985. Dan's most cherished times were spent with his children, grandchildren and riding his motorcycle. Dan was a proud graduate of Chalmette High School, class of 1965. After graduation, he entered the Merchant Marines then joined the Navy. After attending radio school, he became a radio disc jockey for WCKW for "Dan's Round Round of Sound." Dan was the manager of K&B Drugs for 20 years before opening Capt. Dan's Cleaners. He was a commissioned officer with the St. Bernard Sheriff's Dept. For the past 18 years, he worked in the funeral industry until the time of his death. His passion was riding motorcycles for the past 60 years. He traveled over 1 million miles across the country, taking his children in tow, all as he described while "having a good one." Dan prided himself as a safe driver & had not had a motorcycle accident until now, due to the negligence of another driver.
Capt. Dan is also survived by his very special "Uncle Dennis" who he cherished like a father and his childhood friend Charles Mayaux, his only brother Anthony "Tony Lemoine, Jr, his sisters, Yvette Siebenkittel (Dave), Carol Gillian (AJ), many nieces, nephews and friends.
The family would like to especially thank the St. Bernard Parish Sheriff's Dept, St Bernard Parish Fire Dept, Acadian EMS and especially the exceptional medical staff of the Trauma ICU at UMC in New Orleans. Family and friends; Priests and Parishioners of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church were invited to attend the funeral. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 2621 Colonial Blvd, Violet, LA, on Friday, June 22, 2018 at 1:30 P.M. Interment, Private. Visitation was held at 10:30 A.M. IN THE CHURCH. Family and friends were invited for a gathering following at his daughter's home.
Plants preferred or donations to St. Bernard Chapter of The Compassionate Friends, 1210.
 Lowell Sibille, March 29, 1939 - June 10, 2018

 Mr. Lowell Sibille, age 79, a resident of Opelousas, passed away on Sunday, June 10, 2018, at his home.

He is survived by his children, Jill Sibille Manuel and husband, Mark, Lowell Sibille III and wife, Wendy, and Blane Sibille and wife, Kitty; former wife, Sylvia Dodge Sibille; step-children, David Doucet and wife, Jacinda, Chuck Doucet and wife, Melanie, Michelle Pavy and husband, Felix, and Nichole Dupre and husband, Ray; sisters, Josephine Kuntz and Juliette Kuylan and husband, Doug; grandchildren, Nicole Dupuis Omicioli and husband, Mike, Seth Dupuis and wife, Lorali, Allie Dupuis Schexnayder and husband, David, Aston Sebastien, Blair J. Sibille and wife, Muneera, Saxon S. Sibille and wife, JaNaye’, Blane Sibille, Jr. and wife, Angela, Kara Sibille and Ariel Sibille; great-grandchildren, Brach Minyard, Sophia Dupuis, Daimen Sebastien, Gabrielle Omicioli, Scarlet Omicioli, Mary Dupuis, Amelia Schexnayder, David Michael Schexnayder, Julia Dupuis, Rebecca Ann Sibille, Aven Sibille, Bruce Sibille, Dean Sibille, and Blane Sibille III.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Lowell Sibille, Sr. and Monique Guilbeau Sibille; wife, Dolores Quebedeaux Sibille, daughter, Jeanine Sibille; and sisters, Camille and Elizabeth Sibille. 

Visitation was held on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. in the Sibille Funeral Home in Opelousas. The Rosary was prayed by Reverend James Brady at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday. Visitation resumed on Thursday from 8:00 a.m. until time of service at 11:00 a.m.
Services for Mr. Jackson Lee “PaJack” Swisher were held on Monday, July 2, 2018 at Dry Creek Baptist Church with Reverend Charlie Bailey and John Gray officiating. Burial was in Hopewell Cemetery, under the direction of Hixson Brothers, Alexandria.
Jackson Lee Swisher, 83 of DeRidder LA passed away at 9:15am on Thursday, June 28th at Lake Charles Memorial Hospital.
He was born May 4, 1935 in Lost Creek, West Virginia where he lived until enlisting in the United States Air Force July 16, 1954. His first duty station was in Japan after that he was sent to Lake Charles Air Base in Lake Charles, LA. This is where he met the Love of his life, Sharon Rose Hester. They were married December 12, 1958. He was then stationed to Warner Robins Air Base in GA then to England Air Force Base in Alexandria where he retired in 1974. 

Jackson and Sharon and their 3 children then settled in DeRidder where he worked at Hester’s Radiator and Body Shop and as a bus driver for Beauregard Parish School Board for 20 plus years. After retiring from Hester’s and the School system he spent the remainder of his life being a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. PaJack was a devout Christian and a member of Dry Creek Baptist Church, where he served as a Deacon and in the Van ministry. He never missed a ball game or dance recital and loved cheering on the Trojan football team. 

He was preceded in death by his parents Alma Ford Swisher and Lewis Carl Swisher.
Those left to cherish his memory is his wife of 59 years Sharon of DeRidder, son Jerry Swisher and wife Nanette of DeRidder, daughter Jaclyn Swisher Gray and husband Greg of Dry Creek, son Joel Swisher and wife Edie of Alexandria. 11 grandchildren: Jeremy Swisher and wife Courtney, Justin Gray and wife Kaitlyn, Kimberlee Simmons and husband Justin, Jayson Gray, Joseph Gray, Nathaniel Swisher, Ben Easley and Allen Swisher. 8 Great Grandchildren Jenna, Emma, Jareth, Colton, Jaxson, Jaxstin and soon to be Jacee; brothers Bill Swisher and wife Anne, Neal Swisher and wife Barbara; sisters Norma Zinn, JoAnn Murtha and husband Joe, Mary Bargeloh and husband Jim and numerous nieces and nephews.  Pallbearers were Jeremy Swisher, Justin Gray, Jason Gray, Joseph Gray, Justin Simmons, Nathaniel Swisher, Brian Hester and Danny Hester.

Memorials may be made to Dry Creek Baptist Church Building Fund, 7800 Hwy 394, Dry Creek, LA 70634.

Funeral Services for Floyd J. Giblin, 72, of Many, LA., will be held on Wednesday January 24, 2018 at 1:00 PM at The First United Methodist Church of Many with Rev. Wilton Anthony and Rev. Bo Horne officiating.  Burial will follow at the Many Cemetery.  Visitation will begin on Tuesday January 23, 2018 at 5:00 PM at Warren Meadows Funeral Home Chapel, Many, LA.

 Floyd J. Giblin, the oldest of twin boys, was born on Wednesday December 26, 1945, in Baton Rouge, LA.  He passed away Friday January 19, 2018, at his home in Many, LA.  He was preceded in death by his mother, Tolita Simon Giblin; father, Robert Giblin; uncle, Cleo Simon. 

Born to hearing impaired parents, Floyd learned his communication skills at a very young age by serving as a bridge between the deaf and hearing world.  This became a base of personal connection that has served him throughout his life.  He enjoyed hunting, fishing, scuba diving, running, but most of all, his first love was football.  Floyd was a patriot that served his country with convection and pride.  With all of this, plus being mentored by Warren Meadows, he became a very compassionate and caring funeral director that loved serving his community with his whole heart.

He is survived by his wife, Susan Meadows Giblin of Many, LA.;  daughter, Amy Giblin Barnhill and husband Ben of Many, LA.; fur babies, Josie and Lizzie; grandchildren, Hope and Kamryn Barnhill; fur-grandchildren, Sadie, Shelby, and Sophie; brother, Lloyd Giblin and wife Jon Ann of Baton Rouge, LA. and their children, Shelly, Tracy, and Scott.  Extended family, members of The Warren Meadows Funeral Home Family: Ken Leach, Jennifer LeBaron, Kirk Rogers, Curtis Rogers, Hunter Tarpley, Mike and Brenda Lyddy, Bobbie Harper, Charlene Leone, Eva Montgomery and Lori Brant; Amber Barajas, her son Taylor Barajas, and Reba Lane; Vic and Zona Terro; Pat, Lana, and Kagan Sandel.    
Pallbearers will be Chris Hills, Chris Loupe, Taylor Barajas, Dean Lambert, Brian Carroll, Ben Tekell, Harold Anderson and Jackie Craig. Honorary Pallbearers will be members of the Board of Directors and the Vultures.

Memorial donations may be made to the Louisiana Association for the Deaf, 3112 Valley Creek C, Baton Rouge, LA., 90808 or the Many Lion’s Club.

Opelousas-Funeral services for Mrs. Dolores Quebedeaux Sibille will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, November 4, 2016, at the Episcopal Church of the Epiphany in Opelousas. Madre Annie Etheridge will officiate the services. Interment will follow in the St. Charles Catholic Church Cemetery in Grand Coteau.

Mrs. Dolores was known to many as ''Dodley'' and ''MeMe.'' She was a native of Lafayette and a lifelong resident of Opelousas. She passed away on Tuesday, November 1, 2016, at the Opelousas General Health System surrounded by her family at the age of 74. 

She was active in the community and participated in numerous organizations. She was a longtime member of the Opelousas Garden Club where she was active in Bal Masque. She was a devoted member of the St. Landry Preservationists Club where she also served on the Board of Directors for over 20 years and as well as Secretary. 

She lived her life to the fullest and enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. She was a loving and caring wife, mother, sister, grandmother, and friend. Lowell and Mrs. Dolores shared many cherished moments while Antique shopping and traveling to the casinos playing the Sizzling Seven Machines. She would meet weekly with her friends playing Pokeno and Mexican Dominos. 

Survivors include her husband of 27 years, Lowell A. Sibille, Jr. of Opelousas; two sons, David Doucet and wife, Jacinda, Chuck Doucet and wife, Melanie; two daughters, Michelle Pavy and husband, Felix, and Nichole Dupre and husband, Ray all of Opelousas; stepsons, Lowell A. Sibille III and wife, Wendy of Bayou Current, Blane Sibille and wife, Kitty of Austin, TX; stepdaughter, Jill Manuel and husband, Mark of Ohio; brother, Jerry Quebedeaux of Houston, TX; cousin, Paula Stevens of Crowley; and her grandchildren, Nikki Doucet, Chelsea St. Julien, Seth Doucet, Eugene R. Dupre II, Cameron Dupre, and Maria Pavy.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Clovis Quebedeaux and Odile Lagrange Quebedeaux Reed.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, November 3, 2016, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Sibille Funeral Home of Opelousas. A Rosary service will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday evening in the funeral home. On Friday, visitation will continue in the Episcopal Church of the Epiphany from 8:00 a.m. until the time of service.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations can be made in memory of Dolores to St. Jude Hospital or to the charity of your choice.

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          Funeral services celebrating the life of James L. "Bo" Gill will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, September 26, 2016, in the Chapel or Hixson Brothers, Pineville, with the Reverand Bart Walker officiating.  Interment will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Ball.
Pallbearers honored to serve will be Joshua Gates, Jason Mizell, John Marien, Blake Rikard, Robert Duncan and Wade Williams. Honorary pallbearers will be the employees of Hixson Brothers.
The family asks that friends call at Hixson Brothers, Pineville, after 5:00 until 8:00 p.m. Sunday, September 25, 2016, and continue Monday, from 8:00 a.m. until the time of service.
Growing up, Bo was active in the Boy Scouts, was an Eagle Scout and a member of The Order of The Arrow. In high school, Bo played football as running back for the DeRidder High School Dragons. He was affectionately known by his team mates as "Bouncing Bo". He proudly served his country in the United States Air Force and during his working life, was a funeral director for Hixson Brothers for over 45 years. His great passion was the outdoors, thoroughly enjoying hunting and fishing. 
His parents, W.H. and Velma Jones Gill, precede him in death.
He leaves to cherish his memory, his wife of 43 years, Voylene Floyd Gill; his sons, Mark Gates and James L. Gill, Jr.; his daughter, Cathy Gill Williams and her husband Wade; grandchildren, Joshua Gates, Hannah Gates, Avery Williams, Annabelle Williams, Sarah Williams and Georgia Williams; brother, Dr. Billy Gill and his wife, Sharon; sister, Jo Frances Keel and her husband, Bennie; and a host of other family members and friends. 
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          Joann Cornish Delhomme
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 9, 2016 at a 10:00 AM Mass of Christian Burial at St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church for Mrs. Rene' Donat "Poochie" Delhomme, the former Beverly "Joann" Cornish, 79, who died at 8:58 AM at her residence in Lafayette surrounded by her loving family. 

Reverend Gary Schexnayder, Pastor, will be Celebrant of the Funeral Mass and conduct the services. Con Celebrant will be the Very Reverend Msgr. Russell J. Harrington, VE. Lectors will be Seth Greene and Vicki Delhomme. Giftbearers will be all of her granddaughters. Musicians will be Francis LeBlanc, Jodi Bollich, Karen Broussard, Kevin Martin, Will Green and Lauren Baker. Musical Selections will be, "If They Could See Me Now", "The Lord's Prayer", "Pie Jesu","Psalm 23", "Ave Maria"," Panis Angelicus", "Easter Hallelujah" and "I Will Always Love You". 

Interment will take place in the Peace Chapel Mausoleum at Lafayette Memorial Park. 

She was preceded in death by: her parents? her loving husband of 43 years, Rene' Donat "Poochie" Delhomme, Sr? and her oldest son, Rene Donat Delhomme, Jr. 

Survivors include three daughters, Monique Alice Delhomme Wesh and her husband Chris, Janice Inez Delhomme Camel and her husband Nicky and Deborah Jo Delhomme Greene and her husband Seth? four sons, Danny Jude Delhomme and his wife Vicki, Francis Timothy Delhomme and his wife Tina, Darrell John Delhomme and his wife Lori and  Gabriel RT Delhomme and his wife Kelly? one sister, Deborah Ann Cornish Barrett? one sisterinlaw, Daphne Delhomme James and twenty three grandchildren, Timothy Luke Delhomme, Brady Thomas Delhomme, Brandon David Burleigh, Lauryn Michelle Burleigh, Cameron Joseph Delhomme, Christopher William Wesh, Bryce Matthew Wesh, Beau Michael Wesh, Beverly Marie Wesh, Noelle Knight Delhomme, Peighton Ruby Delhomme, Addison Renee Delhomme, Kirstie Ann Camel, Kaitlyn Renee Camel, Korin Alice Camel, Dylan Jacob Delhomme, Ashely Claire Delhomme, Brodie Delhomme, Gracie Renee Greene, Sophie Ryan Greene, Regan John Greene, Gabriel Abram Delhomme and Caroline Ava Delhomme? a nephew, Jason Barrett and his wife Brandi and numerous nieces and nephews. 

Joseph Harry Fruge

Joseph Harry Fruge, 87, died Friday, March 4, 2016, in a local hospital.

He was a native of Coulee Croix and had lived in Sulphur most of his life. Harry was a member of Our Lady of Prompt Succor Catholic church. He worked construction for many years but spent the majority of his life working as a funeral director. He was employed with Hixson Funeral Homes for several years before his retirement. Harry stayed busy doing things around the house such as woodworking and gardening, but he also enjoyed watching boxing and mixed martial arts, as well as spending time with his family. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran.

Survivors include his children, Rickey Joseph Fruge and wife, Vickie, Marilyn Fruge Knauf, and Charlotte Istre and husband, Gerald, all of Sulphur; ten grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. He is preceded in death by his wife, Mary Fruge; two sisters; and three brothers.

His funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 9, in Hixson-Sulphur Memorial Funeral Home. Deacon Patrick Lapoint will officiate. Burial will be in Highland Memory Gardens Cemetery in Lake Charles. Visitation is from 3-9 p.m. Tuesday with a rosary service at 7 p.m. and from 8 a.m. until the time of service Wednesday in the funeral home. Words of comfort may be shared with the family at

Evelyn Trahan "Red" Istre
January 23, 2016

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 26, 2016 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church for Evelyn Trahan “Red” Istre, 96, who died January 23, 2016 at Southwind Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Fr. Mikel Polson, pastor of St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church will be officiating for the services.  The family is requesting visiting hours to be held Monday from 2:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. and Tuesday from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  A rosary will be recited at 6:30 p.m. Monday.  Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery.

Ms. Istre was a devoted member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church since the existence of the parish.  She started her career at Louisiana Bank and then was the receptionist at Broussard, Poche, Lewis, and Breaux for many years until her retirement.

She is survived by six sons, Dennis J. Istre and his wife, Mary Beth of Crowley, Michael H. Istre of Crowley, Gerald W. Istre and his wife, Sandra of Lafayette, Gregory P. Istre and his wife, Robyn of Crowley, Ray C. Istre of Waco, TX, and Anthony J. “Tiger” Istre and his wife, Debby of Evangeline; one sister, Patricia T. Schneider and her husband, Ray of Roberts Cove; one brother, R.C. Trahan and his wife, Mac of Tucker, GA; one sister-in-law, Mary S. Trahan of Crowley; nineteen grandchildren, and eighteen great-grandchildren.

Ms. Istre is preceded in death by her husband, Harry J. Istre; her parents, Calise and Amy Simon Trahan; two sisters, Ruby M. Trahan, and Rita T. Privat; and one brother, Glady J. Trahan.

Those who wish to make memorial contributions may do so to Redemptorist Catholic School: 606 South Avenue N   Crowley, LA 70526

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Arrangements have been entrusted to Geesey-Ferguson Funeral Home of Crowley.