Obituaries for December 15

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen

Babin Jr., James Warren “Jim”

A project manager with Excel Construction & Maintenance and resident of Gonzales, he died Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2009, at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center. He was 62, an Army veteran and native of Baton Rouge.

Berthelot, Jestine C.

A native of Head of Island and a resident of Gonzales, she died Saturday, Dec. 12, 2009, at age 90. She was a parishioner of St. Joseph Catholic Church in French Settlement and a member of the Rosary Group. Visitation at St. Joseph Catholic Church, French Settlement, on Tuesday, Dec. 15, from 9 a.m. until a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. Interment in Whitehall Community Cemetery.

Boudreaux, LeRoy P. “Lefty”

He died Thursday, Dec. 10, 2009. Born Dec. 20, 1923, he was 85, a native of Gonzales and member of St. Theresa Catholic Church in Gonzales. He served in World War II was wounded in the Battle of the Bulge and received the Silver Star and Purple Heart medals. Entombment was with military honors in Hope Haven Mausoleum in Gonzales. He was a longtime member of the Gonzales Country Club, a member of the American Legion Gautreaux-Williams Post No. 81 Gonzales and VFW Post 3693.

Cross III, Victor Rabb “Trey”

A resident of Gonzales, he died Friday, Dec. 11, 2009. He was 20. Funeral arrangements pending with Ourso Funeral Home, Gonzales.

Jacobs Jr., Harry “Jake”

A retired carpenter, he died at 1 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2009, at his home in Prairieville. He was 63, a native of South Carolina and a U.S. Marine Corps veteran. Visiting at Winnfield Funeral Home on Friday, Dec. 18, from 9 a.m. until religious service at 11 a.m. Interment in Port Hudson National Cemetery.

Millet Jr., John B. “Teenie”

John B. “Teenie” Millet Jr. 52 of Lillie, died Friday, Nov. 27, 2009 at the Medical Center of South Arkansas following a sudden illness. Born July 21, 1957 in Baton Rouge, he was the son of John Buck Millet Sr. and Betty Ann LeBlanc Millet. He had been employed the past four years as a body repairman at Laney’s Collision Centre. He attended Bethel Baptist Church near Lillie. Preceding him in death along with his father were a sister, Margaret Lisa Lowring and his maternal grandmother, Margaurette Williams. Survivors include a sister, Dana Millet of Haynesville; a brother, Paul Millet and his wife Becky of St. Amant; his mother, Betty Ann Millet of Farmerville;  and his maternal grandfather, L. C. Williams of Bacliff, Texas. He is also survived by nephews, Jason LeMoine of Quitman, Ricky Durbin of Jonesboro, James Whitman of Hodge, Joshua Millet and Michael Millet both of St. Amant; and nieces, Jessica Baker of Coushatta, and Sara Odenbaugh of Weston; a great nephew, Ethan Conville of Weston; and great nieces, Madelynn Baker and Gracie Baker both of Coushatta. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 30, 2009 at Bethel Baptist Church near Lillie, with Rev. Adair Ellen officiating. Interment followed in Bethel Cemetery under the direction of Bailey Funeral Home. The family received friends at Bailey Funeral Home in Junction City from 4-9 p.m. Sunday evening. Please sign the online registry at To sign and view the family guest book, please visit

Powers, George M.

A native of Baton Rouge and a resident of Gonzales, he died Friday, Dec. 11, 2009. He was 61, born Feb. 13, 1948, and a member of COEA, the A-Team with COEA, the Arc of East Ascension, where he attended for 45 years. He was a former member of the Road Runners. He was also a member of St. Mark Catholic Church in Gonzales. Visitation at St. Mark Catholic Church, Gonzales, Tuesday, Dec. 15. from 8 a.m. until a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Interment will be in the St. Theresa Catholic Church Cemetery.

Wactor Sr., David Earl

David Earl Wactor Sr. died on Dec. 11, 2009 at his home in Prairieville. He was born in New Orleans and was the son of William L. Wactor Sr. and Bonnie Delaney Wactor. Survivors include his former wife, Joan Tullier; and children, David E. Wactor Jr., and Kristy Moss and her husband, Henry Moss; four grandchildren; three brothers and one sister. Preceded in death by his father, William L. Wactor Sr. and his partner Edna Barger. To sign and view the family guest book, please visit

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