Obituaries week of July 11

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen

Berthelot, Troy James

A native and resident of St. Amant, he died Monday, July 8, 2013. He was 52. Visitation will be at Ourso Funeral Home, Gonzales, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday and at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, St. Amant, from 9 a.m. until a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. Thursday. He was employed by Super Products as a Regional Manager.

Firman, Patricia Ann

A native of Independence and resident of Prairieville, she passed away Monday, July 1, 2013, at the age of 58. Interment in Greenoaks Memorial Park Cemetery in Baton Rouge.

Frump, Ella Rose Fontenot

A resident of Gonzales, she passed away on Sunday, July 7, 2013. She was 85 and a native of Ville Platte, raised in Mamou. Burial in Hope Haven Gonzales.

Gordon, Ida Mae

A homemaker and residence of Gonzales, She passed away on Friday, June 28, 2013 at The Carpenters House nursing home in Baton Rouge, LA. She was 68 and a Native of Gonzales. Interment in the DoRight Full Gospel Baptist Church cemetery.

Hagan, Terry Rondell

A native of Sorrento and resident of Gonzales, he passed away on Sunday, June 30, 2013. He was 47 years old and a member of Word of Life Christian Center in Darrow. He was employed with the Department of Children and Family Services. Interment in Sacred Heart Cemetery, 38161 Cornerview Road, Gonzales.

Hedges Jr., Ernest "Junior"

He passed away on Saturday, July 6, 2013 at St. Joseph Carpenter House. He was 60, a native of Bayou Pigeon and a resident of Gonzales. He was formally co-owner of Hedges Gauging Services and Hedgco Inc. Interment Grace Memorial Park.

LeBlanc, Elgie Mae Waguespack "Mrs. Jimmie"

She was 94 and passed away on Sunday, June 30, 2013 at her home in Donaldsonville. She was a native of Burnside and graduate of St. Amant High School. Interment to follow at Ascension of Our Lord Catholic Mausoleum in Donaldsonville.

Moore, Janice Pinkeny

A native and resident of Donaldsonville, she died at 1:12 a.m. Friday, June 28, 2013, at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center, Baton Rouge. She was 65. Visiting was held at Brazier-Watson Funeral Home on Friday, July 5 and Saturday, July 6.

Smith, Joyce Tyler

A native of Livingston and resident of Prairieville, she passed on Tuesday, July 2, 2013, at the age of 87 at the Butterfly Wing of the Baton Rouge General. She was born April 23, 1926. Interment will be in Prairieville Community Cemetery in Prairieville.

Temple, Melissa Lee Wild "Missy"

She passed away on Sunday, July 7, 2013. She was 46 and a lifetime resident of Brittany. She graduated from St. Amant High School and was an active member of Dutchtown Baptist Church, where she served in the nursery ministry. She was involved in the day to day operations of the family owned business, Wild Trucking and Construction. Visiting will be at First Baptist Church, Gonzales, on Thursday, July 11 from 9:30 a.m. until services at 11 a.m., Dr. James B. Law officiating. Burial to follow in New River Baptist Church Cemetery.

Wilson Jr., Robert

A native and resident of Gonzales, he passed away on Wednesday, June 26, 2013 at the Carpenter's House. He was 77 and a retired School Bus Driver Ascension School Board. Interment in the St. Landry U.M.C. Church Cemetery.

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