August 2, 2014 12:53 PM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans is saying good-bye to jazzman Lionel Ferbos with a jazz funeral, including a traditional second-line parade. The 103-year-old trumpeter died July 19. He had been the city's oldest active jazz musician, playing gigs after his hundredth birthday. His funeral Saturday morning comes as the... more »
May 22, 2013 7:13 PM
Lafayette Police Lieutenant Ricky Rees was laid to rest today.
He died Saturday after a motorcycle crash in Iberville Parish. He was a 23 year veteran of the Lafayette Police Department and leaves behind two teenage children.
Hundreds turned out to pay their final respects. Holding American flags,... more »
February 1, 2013 10:29 AM
Every agency from across Acadiana and the state, even as far away as Hancock County in Mississippi, came to pay their respects to Sergeant Rick Riggenbach of the Chitimatcha police department.
"We all care and actually love each other because we know what each one of us do everyday... more »
December 31, 2012 6:30 PM
Hundreds are mourning the loss of Lafayette native, Harold Abdalla after he loses his battle with cancer.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held at Saint John the Evangelist Church Monday afternoon.
Abdalla began his career in the family business of Abdalla's and was the founder and owner... more »
December 1, 2012 9:54 PM
Funeral arrangements have been made for 3-year-old Julian Madera, who was killed Thursday in Lafayette. The boy was from Fairfield, Texas, and had only lived in Lafayette for the past month. He will be buried in Fairfield where his biological father lives.
Visitation is Monday, December 3, 2012 from... more »
November 22, 2012 8:57 AM
EL PASO, Texas (AP) - Friends and family remembered actor Sherman Hemsley at his funeral Wednesday in Texas by showing video clips of him as George Jefferson, the TV role that was his best known. About 150 people attended the service at Cielo Vista Church in El Paso. Hemsley, 74,... more »
November 1, 2012 10:14 AM
A longtime Acadiana businessman and owner of several car dealerships loses his battle with cancer.
Adrian Vega was 63 years old. KATC's Chris Welty spoke with those who knew him best and has more on his legacy.
Adrian Vega was born in Havana, Cuba to a wealthy family... more »
September 10, 2012 5:11 PM
Funeral services will be held in Crowley on Tuesday, September 11, for Noah Stoute. Stoute, a Crowley native and long time funeral director and assistant coroner, was found stabbed to death in his Harvey Apartment in the New Orleans area.
The funeral will take place at The Pentecostals of... more »
September 6, 2012 11:17 PM
A Crowley native was found stabbed to death in his New Orleans apartment, now the community he served in Acadia Parish for more than 20 years is mourning the loss. Police found the body of 51-year-old Noah Stoute in his apartment Tuesday. However, police believe he was murdered a week... more »
August 19, 2012 9:48 PM
LAPLACE, La. (AP) - Funerals will be held this week for the two St. John the Baptist Parish sheriff's deputies gunned down Thursday in LaPlace. Two wounded deputies remained hospitalized Sunday. The hospitals say privacy rules keep them from releasing condition reports on Deputies Michael Scott Boyington and Jason Triche.... more »
July 18, 2012 9:41 AM
The co-founder of a Lafayette church has died. Joseph Dallas Johnson, Sr., died Tuesday following a lengthy illness. He was 79. Johnson, a lifelong resident of Lafayette, co-founded Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church, where he served on the Ushers' Society and in the Knights of Peter Claver. He... more »
June 30, 2012 4:02 PM
Lafayette Police are investigate a shooting at 12th Street and Simcoe that took place around 11:00 am Saturday. According to witnesses, the suspects drove by the funeral home and fired multiple shots in the direction of the building from the vehicle. The vehicle was then seen leaving the area. Police... more »
April 18, 2012 5:58 AM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Four years ago, the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation purchased a 12,500-square-foot funeral home at a sheriff's auction. The nonprofit didn't know exactly what to do with the historic two-story structure, but it was located in the same block as the foundation's headquarters and seemed... more »
April 3, 2012 6:12 PM
A Louisiana soldier, killed in Kabul, Afghanistan on March 24, will be buried in Acadiana this week. His body is being brought back to Jennings for the funeral and burial services.
37-year-old Captain Aaron Istre joined the Army right out of high school. When his enlistment was over, he... more »
October 6, 2011 7:00 AM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - In the ornate and venerable French Quarter cathedral, with the pomp and tradition of the Catholic church and surrounded by clergy, politicians, and both the high and the humble of New Orleans society, Archbishop Philip Hannan was to be buried. Over 1,000 people were expected to... more »
August 18, 2011 6:35 PM
A Crowley teen was laid to rest Thursday after being hit by a drunk driver less than a week ago.
Northside Christian School let out early Thursday morning, so that faculty and students could say goodbye to one of their own, 18-year-old Mitchell Romero.
"She was a good... more »
April 1, 2011 7:45 PM
Funeral arrangements have been made for a Mamou soldier who died Tuesday at Ft. Hood. Sgt. Randy Richard suddenly collapsed while standing in formation. His family says Richard died after a blood clot in his knee lead to a heart attack.
"Randy was a very friendly person, a very... more »
December 15, 2010 4:45 PM
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 AM Saturday, December 18, 2010 at Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church in New Iberia for Dr. Robert Brown Chastant, D.D.S. 59, who died Monday, December 13, 2010 in New Iberia .
Interment will follow in Lafayette Memorial Park... more »
December 7, 2010 7:32 PM
Port Barre Elementary School students continue to mourn the loss of one of their kindergartener classmates. Five year old Karen Stoute passed away yesterday. She was critically injured in last week's crash---when a tractor trailer slammed into the back of her St. Landry Parish School Bus. Eleven Port Barre Elementary... more »
November 21, 2010 5:15 PM
CULVER CITY, Calif. (AP) - Hundreds of Hollywood insiders gathered this weekend to pay tearful tribute to a publicist-to-the-stars, Ronni Chasen, who was shot to death as she drove home from a movie premiere. Some 500 people jammed Hillside Memorial Park's largest chapel near Los Angeles Sunday to pay respects... more »
November 3, 2010 7:18 PM
A Milton native whose life was cut short by an IED in Afghanistan is sent to his final resting place today as a hero.
As KATC's Mike Magnoli discovered people drove in from all over the state to pay their final respects for Army Specialist Steven Dupont. ... Crowds... more »
November 1, 2010 12:12 AM
Funeral services have been set for SPC. Steven Dupont (left), the Lafayette soldier killed last week in Afghanistan. Dupont's family will receive guests at Martin & Castille Southside location (600 E. Farrel Rd.) Tuesday from 3:00 to 9:00 p.m. with a rosary to be prayed at 7:00 p.m. A funeral... more »
October 13, 2010 3:53 PM
Funeral plans are set for the late Dr. James B. Falterman Sr. He served as Iberia Parish Coroner for 18 years. Dr. Falterman died Tuesday at the hospital. He was 75 years old. His family has announced that a memorial fund to honor Dr. Falterman has been set up at... more »
October 12, 2010 5:34 PM
Iberia Parish Coroner Dr. James B. Falterman Sr. passed away just after 11 o'clock this morning. He died at New Iberia Hospital. Falterman served as coroner for the past 18 years. He was one of the few doctors who still made house calls. Dr. Falterman was 75-years old.
He... more »
October 10, 2010 12:15 AM
Funerals will be held Sunday and Monday for the Crowley couple killed in a train accident Friday morning.
The victims were 29-year-old Joshua Kade Feverjean and his wife, 37-year-old Natalie Feverjean.
The accident happened on Sidney Richard Road off Highway 90 outside of Crowley. Deputies say the train... more »
October 8, 2010 11:45 AM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Wearing black and holding signs such as, "Goodbye LSU hello Louisiana State Community College," several hundred students, faculty and staff led a funeral march for education. Billed as a jazz funeral, Thursday's event came one day after higher education officials learned that colleges' share of... more »
September 12, 2010 9:44 PM
A funeral service will be held Tuesday for the Erath pilot killed when his small plane crashed in Las Vegas.
50 year old Douglas Touchet of Erath will be remembered at a funeral mass Tuesday morning at St. Anne Catholic Church in Youngsville.
Touchet was killed earlier this... more »
September 7, 2010 12:13 PM
A Kenner Marine Killed in Afghanistan will be buried this week. Sgt. Joseph Bovia, 24, died August 31 in a shootout in Marjah. He had served two tours of duty in Iraq, before volunteering for this latest mission in Afghanistan. He was assigned to the 3rd Combat Assault Battalion, 3rd... more »
August 14, 2010 11:07 PM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A New Orleans man faces up to 10 years in prison after being charged with issuing worthless checks to pay for his wife's funeral. Saturday's Times-Picayune reported that James Simmons, 67, appeared in Criminal District Court on Friday. Simmons is accused of purposely avoiding the funeral... more »
May 20, 2010 10:24 AM
FERRIDAY, La. -Funeral services will be held Friday for a Concordia Parish sheriff's deputy who was killed in a traffic accident. John T. Mott Jr. of Ferriday died in the crash Sunday on La. Highway 568. He was 41. The Alexandria Town Talk reports Mott's funeral will be at 2... more »
April 5, 2010 6:47 PM
Standing room only Monday, as friends and family gathered for the funeral of a slain pizza delivery man. Tim Falgout, 50, was robbed and stabbed to death one week ago. It was an agonizing few hours for family as they said goodbye to Tim on earth. Loved ones pored over... more »
March 31, 2010 7:19 PM
Funeral Services For Luca Barbato will be held on Friday, April 2, 2010 at 11:00 AM in the Delhomme Chapel of the Flowers for Luca Barbato, age 86, who passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 31 at 6:52 AM at Lafayette General following a brief illness.
After graduating high... more »
January 14, 2010 7:02 PM
The reward has been upped in St. Landry Parish for the case of the missing urn.
A burglary suspect stole an urn from Dupuis Memorials, but inside were the cremated remains of James Franklin Elder.
Now a $2,000 reward is being offered by the family for help finding... more »
January 13, 2010 4:38 PM
The visitation for fallen Trooper Duane is at Johnson Funeral Home, 4321 Lake St., Lake Charles, LA from 11:00 am until 10:00 pm on Friday January 15, 2010. The procession will be moved to Trinity Baptist Church, 1800 Country Club Rd. Lake Charles, LA at 9:00 am Saturday January 16,... more »
January 12, 2010 6:41 PM
Funeral arrangements have been made for 23-year-old Britney Sion and her two young children. The three were killed in an Opelousas house fire on Saturday. Services are set for 1 PM at Holy Ghost Catholic Church in Opelousas.
January 7, 2010 5:36 PM
Opelousas, LA. - A Mass of Christian Burial will be held for Eula M. Savoie, 83, will be held on Saturday, January 9, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. in the Our Lady Queen of Angels Catholic Church followed by interment in the Myrtle Grove Cemetery in Opelousas, LA. The very Reverend... more »
November 25, 2009 3:45 PM
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, November 28, 2009, at a 1:00 PM Mass of Christian Burial in the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist in Lafayette, for Rubie Guidroz Kilchrist, 92, who passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 21, 2009 at her residence in Lafayette. Entombment will be... more »
November 25, 2009 3:20 PM
Celebration of Life Services for 13 year old Emile Devon Williams, will be held on Friday, November 27, 2009 at 1:00 p.m. at Fletcher Funeral Home Chapel, New Iberia, LA A resident of Jeanerette, LA Emile passed on Saturday November 21, 2009 in New Iberia, LA; he was a student... more »
November 18, 2009 2:05 PM
BOLIVER LEE HAIT
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Thursday, November 19, 2009, in the Delhomme Chapel of the Flowers for Bolivar Lee Hait, 98, who passed away peacefully at 9:57 pm at Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center. Reverend Perry Sanders, retired Pastor of... more »
November 10, 2009 1:09 PM
Rayne - Funeral services will be held at Our Mother of Mercy Catholic Church, Friday, November 13, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. for Lucille Jolivette Senegal, 100, who died Thursday, November 5, 2009 in Meadowbrook Specialty Hospital in Lafayette, LA.
Interment will be in the Sts. Peter and Paul Cemetery... more »
October 30, 2009 7:19 PM
Martin & Castille Funeral Home Named Scott Business Of The Year
SCOTT, LOUISIANA: Martin & Castille Funeral Home with locations in Scott and in Lafayette, Louisiana has been named the Scott Business Association and City of Scott 2009 Business of the Year. The recognition was announced October 6, 2009... more »
October 30, 2009 2:02 PM
Delhomme Funeral Home and Sts. Leo Seton Catholic School will be joining forces for the month of November to collect food for the needy in Lafayette. Throughout November, people can drop of non-perishable food items at either Lafayette location. Please call Daniel at 235-9449 for more details.
October 29, 2009 8:21 AM
BENTONVILLE, Ark. (AP) - The world's largest retailer wants to keep its customers even after they die. Wal-Mart has started selling caskets on its Web site at prices that undercut most funeral homes, long the major seller of caskets. The move follows a similar one by discount rival Costco, which... more »
October 21, 2009 11:52 AM
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - A Eunice family is search for answers after discovering that the bodies of their mother and another women were picked up from a hospital by the wrong funeral homes, and their mother's body was mistakenly cremated. Kenneth Joseph said his 58-year-old mother, Ruby, died of a... more »
October 20, 2009 7:19 PM
New information from Lafayette General Medical Center about what happened the day two bodies were switched up, leaving one wrongfully cremated.
The hospital is now finished with their internal investigation after 58 year old Ruby Joseph and 82 year old Rose Alex were brought to the wrong funeral homes.... more »
October 19, 2009 7:26 PM
Changes are coming to a Lafayette hospital after two bodies were mixed up at the morgue.
Lafayette General Medical Center says they'll now have two representatives on hand to double check every corpse leaving their facility. Those representatives will make sure the correct body is taken when the funeral... more »
October 18, 2009 7:44 PM
A mix up at the morgue leaves the wrong person cremated. The women died at Lafayette General Medical Center but their bodies went to the wrong funeral homes. "I can't explain the feeling," said Chakakhan Joseph, Ruby Joseph's daughter, "It's overwhelming," she said as she started to cry.
Her... more »
October 6, 2009 8:14 AM
The UL Lafayette community is mourning the loss of a long-time professor. Bradley Pollock died Thursday at the age of 54. Professor Pollock taught African American studies at UL for more than 20 years. He was instrumental in establishing the African American program and its curriculum. Funeral services will be... more »