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Lawrence “Be” Joseph Thompson

GUEYDAN — It’s with great sadness and heavy hearts that the family of Lawrence Joseph Thompson, 92, announces his passing from this life on March 18, 2018 at the age of 92. Lawrence was born in Gueydan, LA to Frank “Dutch” Thompson and Ida Fruge Thompson on November 25, 1925. He served Our Nation honorably in the United States Navy. After his enlistment, Lawrence worked in the oil field and later on owned his own businesses, for over 50 years. A few of his businesses were Eastern Wireline and Perf-O-Log. Lawrence loved hunting, fishing, and most of all his farm in Klondike.

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Darothy Mae Dartez Broussard

INDIANOLA, Mississippi — Darothy Mae Dartez Broussard, 91, of Indianola, formerly of Kaplan, LA, died peacefully Tuesday, March 13 in her home following a lengthy illness.
Granny Bruce, a direct descendant of the earliest European migrants to North America, was born on Aug. 25, 1926 to Edna Marie Blanchard Dartez and Gaston Joseph Dartez, Sr. on Forked Island in Vermilion Parish, LA., where the Cajun Prairie meets the marsh.



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