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Funeral services set for Cajun musician Ray Abshire

Posted at 2:39 PM, Feb 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-26 16:51:19-05

Funeral Services will be held Saturday for Ray Abshire, a well-known Cajun accordion player.

The service will be at 1 p.m. in the Delhomme Chapel of the Flowers.

Abshire died on Mardi Gras at the age of 68.

Ray was owner/operator of Magnolia Torque and Testing, Inc., but probably was best known as a Cajun musician who played with many artists, including the legendary Balfa Brothers. To read about his musical career, visit his website by clicking here.

He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Peggy S. Abshire; mother, Mary Louise Cormier; stepmother, Shirley Abshire; two sons, Travis Abshire and Brent Abshire and wife, Pam; grandchildren, Maddux, Kaden, Isaiah, Audrey, E.J., and Andre Abshire; two brothers, James Leprette and Todd Abshire.

He was preceded in death by his father, Emerson Abshire.

The family requests that visiting hours be observed at Delhomme Funeral Home - Bertrand on Friday, February 28, 2020 from 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm. A rosary will be recited at 7:00 pm on Friday evening. Visiting hours will continue on Saturday from 8:00 am until the time of service.

Personal condolences may be sent to the Abshire family at