Evan Hughes, radio legend
LAFAYETTE -- Services will be Friday for Evan Hughes, a legend in Acadiana radio broadcasting. He died April 6 at age 96.
Hughes, a World War II US Army veteran, was active in radio from 1947 until 1974. He was former general manager and co-owner of KVOL and of stations in Tennessee, Alabama and Georgia.
He accomplished many firsts in Louisiana radio broadcasting and held a number of professional awards.
Survivors include a number of nieces and nephews.
Services are under direction of Delhomme.
Dr. Okoye, ULL professor
LAFAYETTE -- Services will be Saturday for Dr. Christian Okoye, Sr., former head of the Dept. of Petroleum Engineering at ULL. He died March 19 at age 60.
A native of Nigeria, Okoye held offices in several professional organizations. He was a professor of petroleum engineering at ULL for 28 years.
Survivors include his wife Ifeyinwa, seven sons and a daughter.
Martin & Castille is in charge of arrangements.