St. Charles Herald-Guide

Obituaries

By Staff Report - April 5, 2006

Dufrene
Annie D. Dufrene, on Wednesday, March 29, 2006 at 5:45 a.m. in Luling, LA. Beloved wife of Raymond J. Dufrene for 68 years. Mother Leslie Dufrene and his Evelyn, Dale Dufrene and his wife Mary, Flora Arceneaux and her husband Wally. Daughter of the late Pierre and Lucia Authement Dufrene. Sister of Josh Dufrene, Walterine Comardelle, Winnie McCully, Dessie Burson, Vonnie McBlair and the late Walter Dufrene and Eula Dufrene. Also survived by 8 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren. A native of Bourg, La and resident of Des Allemands, La. Age 88 years. Relatives and friends of the family were invited to attend funeral services at First Assembly of God Church, Des Allemands, La. Interment was at Matherne Cemetery, Bayou Blue, La. Falgout Funeral Homes in charge of arrangements.

Simoneaux
My’Keyell De’Jae Simoneaux on Wednesday, March 29, 2006. Daughter of Tracy Simoneaux and Larry Blackmon. Sister of Ta’Ziria Simoneaux and Clinfanela Simoneaux. Grand daughter of Dorothy Simoneaux and Felton Boston. Also survived by a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives and friends. Age one month old. A native and resident of Luling, LA. Relatives and friends of the family were invited to attend funeral services at Robottom Mortuary, Hahnville, LA, on April 1, 2006. Serivced by Robottom.

Polk
On Monday, the 27th day of March, John Polk, Sr., age 75, left this life for his eternal reward. He was born in Bogalusa, La, on July 10, 1930 and lived in Luling for the past 46 years. Preceded in death by his parents, James Knox and Beluah Nobles Polk; sisters: Margie Snow and Helen Estes; brothers: JW Polk and Charles Ray Polk; survived by brother: Jimmy Polk. He is survived by his loving wife of almost 48 years Lena Pulizzano Polk, their sons Johnny and Jim Polk, daughter Patricia Polk Brou, son-in-law Robert Brou, daughter-in-law Aida Polk. Also survived by grandchildren: Jai Polk, Fernando Mattey, Robbie Brou, Allison Brou, and Phillip Brou. Retired from American Cyanamid after 38 years of employment. Life member and former President of the Louisiana Archaeological Society, Delta Chapter. Received an award in 2006 for appreciation and outstanding contributions to archaeology and service to the Louisiana Archaeological Society. He discovered a site, Orange Grove Plantation, which brought archaeology to students of St. Charles Parish and the surrounding parishes, every year during Archaeology week for 10 years. The site is currently located on the grounds of Cytec Chemical Facility. He was a member of the St. Charles Historical Society, River Road Historical Society, LA senior Olympics, Friends of St. Charles Parish Library, Knights of Columbus #9933, The atlatl Association, St. Charles Parish Computer Club, and belonged to the St. Charles Parish and Swinging Seniors Bowling Leagues. He is credited with bringing the Atlatl competition to the Senior Olympics for the River Parishes. Relatives and freinds of the family are invited to attend memorial services on Thursday, April 6, 2006 with visitation starting at 9 a.m. Followed by 11:00 a.m Mass at Holy Family Catholic Church, 151 Holy Family Lane, Luling, La. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in the memory of John Polk to the Louisiana Archaeological Society, 9364 Rainford Road, Baton Rouge, La, 70810; to further the study and discovery of prehistoric and historic Louisiana.