Obituaries – May 23

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, May 23, 2001


LAPLACE – Wilton “Boo-Boo” Dufresne, 83, a native and resident of LaPlace, died May 18.He was the husband of Dorothy Montegut Dufresne.He was also the son of the late Albert and Louise Cambre Dufresne and brother of Adele Richard, Marie Louise Hanson and the late Vivian Landry, Winnie Millet, Thelma Blank, Evena Luquette and Clarence and Henry Dufresne.He was a World War II veteran and an employee of Shell Oil for 33 years.Services were held May 21 at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, LaPlace, with interment at St. Peter Cemetery, Reserve.GLOSTER
VACHERIE – Nettie “Coon” Amant Gloster, 89, a resident of Vacherie, died May 16. She was the wife by first marriage of the late Jules Armant and by second marriage of the late Etienne Gloster and mother of Clarence Bazile, Jerry Lee Williams, Norman and Joseph Armant Jr. and the late Imelda Ross and Rose Lee Williams and stepmother of Onelia Williams, Irma and Joshua Gloster.She was also the daughter of the late Angelle Noel and Sullivan Williams and sister of Leona Moses and the late Albertha Gibson, Geneva Fletcher and Isaiah Williams.She is also survived by 37 grandchildren, 53 great-grandchildren and 12 great-great-grandchildren.Services were May 22 at First Baptist Church of Vacherie, with interment at the church cemetery.GUERET
RESERVE – Lawrence Lee “Graton” Gueret Sr., 71, a native and resident of Reserve, died May 17. He was the husband of Elsie Vicknair Gueret and father of Brenda, Clayton and the late Lawrence Jr., Ronald and Cheryl Gueret. He was also the son of the late Abraham and Jeanne Labranche Gueret and brother of Abraham and Charles Gueret, Anna Oubre, Dolores Duhe and the late Bertha Aubert, Odelia Gagliano, Lucresa Russell and Hazel and Henry Gueret.Services were May 22 at St. Peter Catholic Church, Reserve, with interment in the church cemetery. JOSEPH
EDGARD – Matthew “Tut-Tut” Joseph Sr., 73, a native and resident of Edgard, died May 16.He was the husband of Julia Samuel Joseph and father of Tabatha and Michael Joseph Sr. and by first marriage of Mary Rounds, Shirley Dorsey, Gilda Woods, Matthew Jr. and Ulysses Joseph. He was also the foster parent of Marisa Smith.He was also the son of the late Rev. Omer and Violet Joseph and brother of Romalis Sr., Annette and the late Alfred Joseph Sr.He is also survived by 17 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.Services were May 21 at Second African Baptist Church, Edgard, with interment at St. John the Baptist Mausoleum, Edgard.ROUX
NORCO – Betty Mae Roux, 68, a native and resident of Norco, died May 19. She was the daughter of the late Joseph and Angelle Troxler Roux and sister of Margie Braud, Thelma Louque and Clay Roux.She is also survived by nieces Glenda Bergeron, Gail Johnson, Jo Ann Schexnayder, Terri Baudler and June Rabalais and nephews Kenneth Breaud, Mark Louque and Alan Roux.Services were May 21 at Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church, Norco, with interment at St. Charles Borromeo Mausoleum, Destrehan.