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Carl Paul Ducote

(June 8, 1946 - May 30, 2009)

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 Funeral services for Carl Paul Ducote will be at 11:00 am, Tuesday, June 2, 2009 at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church with Fr. Edward Rodriguez-Hernandez officiating. Entombment will be in the St. Alphonsus Mausoleum under the direction of Melancon Funeral Home, Bunkie. Mr. Ducote, age 62, of the Bayhills of Bunkie, passed away on Saturday, May 30, 2009 in Lafayette General Hospital. He was a retired sweet potato farmer, having farmed for over 40 years.

He was a member of the Avoyelles Sweet Potato Association, Lake Pearl Hunting Club, Woodmen of the World and the Bayhills Supper Club.He was an avid duck hunter and enjoyed camping, traveling, NASCAR and casinos.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Clinton and Sybil Ducote. Survivors include his wife of forty years, Beverly Saucier Ducote of the Bayhills; one son, Blake Ducote and his wife, Christe, of Baton Rouge; two daughters, Keisha Ducote Bergeron and her husband, Joey, of Lafayette and Carla Ducote Juneau and her husband, Ned, Jr., of Plaquemine; two sisters, Mary Louise Villemarette and her husband, Donald, of Baton Rouge and Darnell Clark of Alexandria and six grandchildren, Sara and Jack Ducote, Allison and Ellie Bergeron and Landon and Jaci Juneau. The family would like to thank Dr. Henry Kaufman, IV and Dr. Gene Brierre, whom Carl trusted so dearly, for their care and concern for Carl.They would also like to extend their sincere appreciation to St. Joseph Hospice of Alexandria, Hospice of Acadiana and the caring staff of the Oncology Unit at Lafayette General Hospital. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph Hospice of Alexandria - 1308 Dorchester Dr. - Alexandria, LA 71303 or Hospice of Acadiana - 2600 Johnston St. - Suite 200 - Lafayette, LA 70503.

Visitation will be at MELANCON FUNERAL HOME, Bunkie from 5 pm - 10 pm on Monday, June 1, 2009 with a Rosary at 7 pm and the visitation on Tuesday, June 2, 2009 will be at ST. ALPHONSUS CATHOLIC CHURCH, Hessmer from 8:30 am - 10:45 am.

Source: May 31, 2009

Pelican Footnote: Carl was in the sixth grade when EHS burned in February, 1958.  He was a member of the first class to graduate from the new EES in May, 1960 and graduated from BHS in 1964


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