St. Landry

May 7, 2013 2:56 PM by Ian Auzenne

Former Opelousas Alderman Louis Butler, Sr., Dies at 99

A former Opelousas alderman has died. Louis Butler, Sr., passed away Sunday at his home. He was 99 years old. Butler was first elected to the Opelousas board of aldermen in 1972 and served four non-consecutive terms. His last term ended in 1998. Prior to holding elected office, Butler was a noted civil rights leader in Opelousas.

Visitation will be held Friday evening from 5:00 until 9:00 at Holy Ghost Catholic Church in Opelousas. The funeral will take place Saturday morning at 9:00 at Holy Ghost Catholic Church, with burial to follow in the St. Landry Cemetery.

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