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Sep 21, 2009 7:04 PM by sleonard

J. HAROLD FONTENOT: 1936- 2009

It is with great sadness that the St. Landry Homestead family announces the untimely death of its Chairman of the Board, CEO and President, Mr. J. Harold Fontenot, on Sunday, September 20, 2009.  The employees of the Homestead wish to extend to Mr. Fontenot's family their sincere condolences and sympathy.

The Homestead family  also wish to thank the Fontenot family for so generously sharing their husband, father, grandfather and brother with us over the last 35 years. He served the Homestead in the capacity of Board Member since 1975 and Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer and President since 1989.

Visitation services will be held at Lafond-Ardoin Funeral home on Tuesday, September 22, 2009 from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. with a rosary being said at 7:00 p.m.

There will be visitation  at Our Lady of Queen of Angels Church on Wednesday, September 23, 2009 from 8:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m.  Funeral services will begin at 11:00 a.m.

The Homestead will be closed all day Wednesday, September 23, 2009 to honor the legacy and devotion  of this community leader and to allow the employees and their family to attend his funeral.

The Homestead will resume normal hours on Thursday, September 24, 2009.

The Homestead will continue to service the community with the same commitment and dedication that it has done since 1922.

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