Yvonne S. Petit, on Monday July 30, 2007 at 11:05 a.m. in Ama. Beloved wife of the late Gerald W. Petit. Mother of Charlotte P. Madere, Darryl Petit and Eric Petit. Daughter of the late Hayes Savoie and Alma Dufrene Sevin. Sister of Angie Fruge, Earl Sevin Jr., Willis Dufrene and the late Arnold Sevin, Sr. Also survived by seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. A native of Des Allemands and a resident of Ama. Age 67 years. Relatives and friends oft he family are invited to attend the funeral. Religious services were on Wednesday, Aug. 1 at 10 a.m. at Falgout Funeral Homes, 3838 Highway 1 in Raceland. Interment Mennoite Cemetery in Des Allemands. Visitation from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. on Tuesday, July 31 and from 8 a.m. until funeral time Wednesday, Aug. 1 at Falgout Funeral Homes, Raceland. Falgout Funeral Homes in charge of arrangements.
Vicki Lynn McCarter was born on May 8, 1946 in Carthage, Missouri to Dr. Melvin and Katheryn “Tommy” McCullough. She entered into rest at 2:11 a.m. on Saturday, July 28, 2007 in Destrehan at the age of 61 years, 2 months and 20 days losing her fight with ovarian cancer. She was a teacher for 35 years of her life touching the lives of countless students. Vicki is survived by her loving husband Robert William McCarter, daughter and son-in-law Bonni Jean McCarter and husband Cole LeMay; four grandchildren: Gregory, Rachel, Madeline and Benjamin Danielson. A visitation was held on Wednesday, Aug. 1 at H.C. Alexander Funeral Home of Norco from 5 p.m. until a memorial service at 7:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial donations to the American Cancer Society Ovarian Research - 1-800-ACS-2345.
Adrien Roland “Skee” Roger, age 97, a native of Bourg and a resident of Des Allemands died on Friday, July 27, 2007 in Metairie. He is survived by one son; Marvin Roger and wife Patricia Frickey Roger; one daughter Yvette Roger, three grandchildren, Mrs. Gerald (Monique Roger) Barbier, Brent and Michael Roger; three great-grandchildren, Evan, Matthew and Ryan Barbier. Numerous nieces, nephews and godchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife Leona Dufrene Roger; parents, Seraphin Louis Roger and Josephine LeCompte Roger; six brothers, Aubry, Noble, Kirby, Alfred, Dallas Rogers and an infant brother; three sisters, Josephine “Belle” Rogers Matherne, Valerie Rogers Bascle and Lucretia Rogers Hornsby. He was a member of the American Legion, VFW and Forty & Eight. He was also a duck carver. Relatives and friends of the family and Krewe of Des Allemands Mardi Gras are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Gertrude Catholic Church, Des Allemands, on Tuesday, July 31, 2007 at noon with the Rev. Peter Rogers, S.J. officiating. Interment St. Gertrude Cemetry. Visitation from 8:30 a.m. until funeral time Tuesday, July at St. Gertrude Catholic Church. Falgout Funeral Homes in charge of arrangements.
Russell “Stinky” Dean Madere, beloved husband, father, and grandfather joined the Lord peacefully on Tuesday, July 24 at the age of 72. He was a resident of Luling. He was a St. Charles parish Deputy from 1967 from 1971. He retired from Cyctec Industries. Survived by wife, Nadine Madere for 35 years; father of Paul G. Madere, married to Calli Troxler, and their children, Cain. Sonni Mae, Rilee Ann, Addi Jo and Trulee Dee and Brent and Megan of Hahnville; stepson, Patrick Van Houtte and his children, Kim and Kevin of Antwerp, Belgium. He was the son of the late James Farrell and the late Julie Gaubert Madere of Hahnville, and brother of Farrell Madere, Freddie “Red” Madere, Donald Madere, Delores Guillot, the late Alvin “Preacher” Madere and the late Billie Horn. Relatives and friends were invited to attend the funeral mass at Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Hahnville on Friday, July 27 at 11 a.m. Interment followed at Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Cemetary in Taft. Visitation began at 9 a.m.
Robert J. Loupe of Norco passed away on Thursday, July 26 at River Parishes Hospital, LaPlace. Son of the late Clarence and Lucille Bowers Loupe. Husband of Faye Lynn Friloux Loupe for 41 years. Father of Robert J. Loupe. Jr. and wife, Melissa Timberlake Loupe and Lisa L Kirk and husband, Lyonald Gene Kirk. Brother and brother-n-law of Dudley Loupe and Elizabeth Loupe, Alan Loupe and Valerie Loupe and Wallace Friloux, Jr. and Margaret Friloux. Grandfather of Chad Kirk, Chfelsea Kirk, Brad Kirk, Caroline Loupe, Robert P. Loupe and Joseph M. Loupe. Grandson of the late George and Hariette Thibodeaux Bowers and Gustave and Octavie Loupe. He was fire chief of Norco Volunteer Fire Department from January 1980 until January of 2007. Assistant fire chief of Shell Oil Fire Emergency Resonse Team for 25 years and 39 plus years served as a volunteer fireman. Visitation was held Monday, July 20 at H.C. Alexander Funeral Home in Norco from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Tuesday, July 31 from 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. also at the funeral home. Mass of Christian Burial was at 11 a.m. on July 31 at Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church. Entombment followed in St. Charles Borromeo Mausoleum in Destrehan. H.C. Alexander Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
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A pipe malfunction is reportedly behind a powerful explosion that was felt throughout the parish and caused a fire at the Diamond Green Diesel Refinery in Norco in early August.