Friday, Jun 27 2008 

Velma Metoyer, 90, died on or about June 25, 2008. A wake with 7:00 PM rosary will be on Monday June 30th 2008. Funeral Mass will be at 12:00 noon on Tuesday, July 1, 2008 at St Anthony’s Church Natchitoches, LA with burial at St Augustine Cemetery. Arrangements under the direction of Winnfield Funeral Home. Repast St Anthony’s Church Hall, Natchitoches, LA

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Tuesday, Jun 10 2008 

Service for Franklin “Frank” Sylvia, age 91, of Alexandria, will be held in Alexandria from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. of June 11, 2008 under the directions of Winnfield Funeral Home. Franklin died at 3:55 a.m., June 8, 2008 in Alexandria. He was born July 30, 1916 in Isle Brevelle. He was preceded in death by his parents Vigar and Laocadia Sylvie and two brothers, Christophe and Mark Sylvie. He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of WW II. After leaving the service Franklin tried farming but eventually went back to his true calling, cooking. His civilian cooking skills developed at Manhattan Café and eventually he moved on to Head Chefs positions at Herbie K`s, Murphy`s, and Plantation Manor restaurants. He was a loving husband and father and enjoyed hunting, fishing spending time with his family. Franklin was a superb Whist and Domino player. He leaves to cherish his memory his loving wife of 70 years, Beatrice Sarpy Sylvia; daughter, Virginia Nell Fontes (Paul); sons, Joseph Metoyer (Yevonne), Franklin “Frank/Pootie” Sylvia Jr. (Margie), Roqueland “Rocky” Sylvia (Idell), Phillip Sylvia (Jung Neem), Christopher Sylvia (Laney), Gerard Sylvia (Yolanda) two sisters; Laetter Lacour and Leocadia Lacour; twenty three grandchildren, thirty-eight great grandchildren, eight great great grandchildren, and a host of other family members and friends. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., on Wednesday June 11, 2008 at Winnfield Funeral Home, Alexandria. Wake service and Rosary will begin at 7 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be at Saint Juliana Catholic Church, Alexandria, on June 12, 2008 at 10 a.m.. Burial will be at Saint Augustine Cemetery, Melrose, LA.

Sunday, May 11 2008 

James Raggio, 64, died April 22, 2008. Details in the next newsletter. We send our heartfelt sympathy to the family.

Thursday, Mar 13 2008 

Myra Chelette Friedman has died at age 104.

A Mass of Christian burial was Saturday, March 15, 2008 at St. Augustine Catholic Church on Cane River at 11 am. She lied in state starting at 8 am in the church hall with the rosary recited at 9 am. Arrangements under the direction of Blanchard St. Denis in Natchitoches, La.

A complete obituary will appear in the next issue of the Cane River Trading Co. Newsletter.

Thursday, Mar 13 2008 

Ola Long Metoyer has died at age 102.

 A Mass of Christian Burial was held for Aunt Ola at 10 am at St. Anthony Catholic Church preceeded by rosary. The church is located at 901 Fifth Street in Natchitoches, LA.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Winnfield Funeral Home of Natchitoches.

A complete obituary will be in the next issue of the Cane River Trading Co. newsletter.

Saturday, Jan 19 2008 

Lucille Roque Rawlins, 87, died December 30, 2007. See Spring newsletter for complete details.

Saturday, Jan 19 2008 

Earl Metoyer, 85, died January 9, 2008 at Natchitoches Reginal Medical Center. He was a lifelong member of the Cane River Creole community.

Sunday, Dec 16 2007 

Ethelyne Rachal Llorens, 97, of Cane River died Saturday, December 15, 2007 in Natchitoches. Ms. Ethylene was the daughter of Addie Balthazar and Russell “Ross” Rachal. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Wednesday at 11:00 AM at St. Augustine Church. Arrangements are under the direction of Blanchard-St. Denis Funeral Home, Natchitoches.

Friday, Dec 7 2007 

Lena Mae Terrell Jones, 92, died December 2, 2007. Viewing was on Dec 4, 2007, arrangements by Ben Johnson Funeral Home. A funeral Mass was celebrated on Wednesday December 5, 2007 at St. Augustine Catholic Church following a rosary. Burial was in the church cemetery. She was born on Feb 17, 1915 to the late Gloucester “Pete” and Sarah Metoyer Terrell.

Friday, Dec 7 2007 

Semerian “Toot” Rachal Delphin, 94, died December 4, 2007. Born on Nov. 22, 1913, she was the daughter of Marie Louisiana Severin and Willie Rachal, Sr. A funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday December 10, 2007 at St. Augustine Catholic Church, Isle Brevelle following the rosary. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

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