Obituaries

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Sable ‘Toppy’ (Wills) Calais

Breaux Bridge – Sable “Toppy” (Wills) Calais, born on April 25, 1927, in Church Point, Louisiana, to the late Etta Bergeron Wills and the late Prescot Wills, passed away at age 91 on September 5, 2018, at St. Agnes Nursing Home in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana.
Sable’s first husband was the late Belton Bergeron. Later, she was married to the late Allen Calais Sr.

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Edna Benoit

Leesville – It is with great sadness that the family of Edna Marie (Wiltz) Benoit announces her passing after battling pancreatic cancer. Edna was a Child of God, a faithful Catholic and is now at his side.
She was born August 13, 1948, in Lafayette. She was raised in Parks. Her and her husband raised their children in New Iberia and made Leesville their home.
In death, as in life, Edna will be honored and celebrated for her accomplishments. She is part of the 1967 graduating class of Breaux Bridge High.

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Kyle Jude Poirier

Cecilia – Funeral services will be held on Thursday, September 13, 2018, at a 3:30 p.m. Liturgy of the Word in St. Joseph Catholic Church for Kyle Jude Poirier, 31, who passed away Saturday, September 8, 2018, in Yazoo City, Miss.
Interment will be in St. Joseph Cemetery. Deacon Art Bakeler of St. Genevieve Catholic Church will officiate at the services.

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Alex Scott Bernard

St. Martinville – A Celebration of Life will be held at 12 p.m. on Wednesday, September 5, 2018, at Our Savior’s Church in Broussard for Alex Scott Bernard, 20, who passed away on Wednesday, August 29, 2018.
The family requests that visiting hours be observed at the funeral home in St. Martinville from 11 a.m. on Tuesday and continue until 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday.
Pastor Gabe Smith will be the Celebrant. Interment will follow at St. Michael Cemetery.

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Jimmy Paul Smith

New Iberia – Jimmy Paul Smith, 71, passed away peacefully at his home, surrounded by loved ones, on Wednesday, August 29, 2018.
Jimmy never wanted a funeral, therefore there will be a Celebration of Life gathering at his home on Saturday, September 8, 2018, starting at 10 a.m.. Please BYOB.

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