St. Charles Herald-Guide


Staff Report - May 2, 2007

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Marie Josephine Babin Ledet, 80, of Houma, died Friday, April 20 at 1:59 p.m.

She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Nicholas A. Ledet of Houma; two sons, Dale Ledet and wife, Cindy, of Luling and Mark Ledet and wife, Mary, of Houma; four daughters Judith Chauvin of Luling, Connie Laster and husband Bobbie, of Destrehan, Mary Fanguy and Donna Ledet of Houma. Two brothers Phillip Babin of Metairie and Milton Babin and wife, Pat of Houma; one sister, Marion Babin (Sister Mary Austin) of New Orleans; 10 grandchildren Nicholas, Joseph and Christopher Chauvin, Lindy Bourgeois and husband Loyd, Jamie Laird and husband Ryan, Erica and Joshua Sanders, Joshua, Zachary Laster, Phillip Ledet, Emily Fanguy and Adam Ledet; four great grandchildren, Luke Chauvin, Preston and Sophie Bourgeois and Ella Smith.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Harry and Edna Chaisson Babin and three brothers, Harry, Nolan, and Edward Babin; two sisters Mildred Hebert and Eva Babin and two sons-in-law, Danny Chauvin and Steve Fanguy. She was a loving wife and mother and grandmother and she will be sadly missed.


Dakota Wayne Candella, April 5, 1989 to April 22, 2007. Funeral services for Mr. Dakota Wyane Candella will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 26 in Bible Center Church in Luling with Reverend Gary McCall officiating and at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 28 in Pine Prairie First Baptist Church with Reverend Chet Kitting officiating. Interment will follow under the direction of Rush Funeral Home, Oakdale. Mr. Candella, age 18, of Luling entered eternal rest on Sunday, April 22 in Savoy Medical Center in Mamou. Dakota was preceded in death by one half brother, Shad-Linzay Michael Candella. Survivors with cherished memories he left behind include his parents, Linzay Stewart Candella and Janice "Cotton" Candella, both of Luling; one brother Stewart Linzay Candella of Lafayette; one sister, April Dawn Candella of Berwick; paternal grandparents; Phillip Louis Candella and Bennie Berneda Candella, both of Luling. Maternal grandparents, Owen Donald Clark and Anita Joyce Clark, both of Turkey Creek; two aunts Janie Patricia Williamson of Metairie and Barbara Gay Clark of Pine Prairie; three uncles Jerry David Clark of Pine Prairie, Johnny Mitchell Clark of Oakdale and Ricky Dale Clark of Turkey Creek; one great uncle Charlie Candella and his wife Louise of Bunkie; one great aunt Juliette Dewitt Linzay; two paternal cousins; Traci Anzalon and Brandi Fallon Williamson, seven maternal cousins and five maternal step- cousins.

Friends may call at Bible Center Church on Thursday April 26 from 5:00 p.m. until time of service at 7:00 p.m. and at Pine Prairie First Baptist Church on Friday, April 27 from 5:00 pm until service time on Saturday, April 28 at 2:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the family to help cover funeral expenses. Friends may post online messages of condolence for the Candella Family by visiting