Obituaries

Donald J. Launey Jr.

Ville Platte- It is with great sadness that the family of The Honorable Donald J. Launey, Jr., age 71, of Ville Platte announces his passing. To celebrate his life, visitation will be held on Thursday, May 25, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Ardoin's Funeral Home with a Rosary Service being held by Father Tom Voorhies at 7:00 p.m. Visitation will continue Friday, May 26, 2017, from 8:00 a.m. until time of services. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church on Friday, May 26, 2017 at 10:00 AM, with Father Buddy Breaux officiating.

Billy Broadhurst

Billy Broadhurst, adviser to Edwin Edwards, dies

Billy Broadhurst, an adviser to Edwin Edwards and countless other elected officials across the state, has died, according to several people who knew him. He was 77.

Broadhurst was a lawyer who rose to prominence as a political operative working with a wide range of officials and a lobbyist for some of the most powerful interests in the state.

Broadhurst had been actively working on politics up until this past weekend, when he was in New Orleans meeting with officials and potential clients.

Details about Broadhurst's death were not immediately available.

Mildred Millie Young

Mildred "Millie" Darbonne Young passed away on Sunday May 21, 2017, at the age of 60.
A Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, May 24, 2017, at 11:00 AM. at
Quirk and Son Funeral Home in Eunice with burial to follow at Bellevue Memorial Park Cemetery in Opelousas.
Pastor Tim Moffett will officiate.
Visitation will begin on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at 10:00 AM until 10:00 PM.
and will reopen on Wednesday at 8:00 AM until time of services.
Mildred is survived by companion, EJ Fuselier of Eunice, one son; Carroll Joseph "CJ" Wyble III

Gilbert "Pud" Andrus

A funeral service for Gilbert"Pud" Andrus, 76, will be held on Monday, May 22, 2017,
at 11:00 AM at Quirk & Son Funeral Home.
Reverends Doug Doyle and Joey Reed will officiate.
Visitation will begin on Sunday at 3:00 PM until Midnight.
Pud is survived by his wife, Anita Bergeaux Andrus; a son Steve Andrus and his wife Kimberly;
daughter, Brittain Mask and husband Mike;
step-daughters, Kami Barnard and her husband Billy and Amanda Bellard;
brothers, Melvin Andrus and his wife Lois and Robert Andrus;
sister, Jackie Aucoin;

Olaf Ted Callahan

EUNICE~Our hearts are filled with sorrow as the family announces the passing of our loving husband, father, brother, grandfather, great grandfather and friend, Olaf "Ted" Callahan on Monday, May 15, 2017 in the comfort of his home surrounded by his loving family and friends. He was 87. A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00pm on Thursday, May 18, 2017 at Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church in Richard with Pastor Orville Rogers officiating.

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