Agatha "Aggie" Bearb Melancon

Rayne - Funeral services will be held at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Saturday, September 22, 2012 at 10:00 A.M. for Agatha "Aggie" Bearb Melancon, 86 who died Thursday, September 20, 2012 in Rayne Guest Home in Rayne, LA.

Interment will be in the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Cemetery in Mire. Father Kendall Faulk will officiate the services.

She is survived by one sister, Ludy B. Lantier of Scott and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Odell "Bleu" Melancon; her parents Edvalien "Joe" and Malazie Alleman Bearb; four sisters Edith Leger, Elise Smith, Eva Mae Lavergne and Melise Brasseaux; and one brother Advia Bearb.

She was born Friday, May 21, 1926, Daughter of the late Edvalien "Joe" Bearb and the late Melazie Alleman Bearb.

Mrs. Melancon retired from Mervin Kahn and worked at Worthmore's 5 10 25 Cent Store in Rayne. She was also a member of the St. Joseph Ladies Altar Society.

A rosary will be recited Friday, September 21, 2012 at 6:30 p.m. at Gossen Funeral Home in Rayne, LA.

Friends will be received at Gossen Funeral Home, Inc., Rayne, LA. Friday, September 21, 2012 from 2:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. and Saturday, September 22, 2012 from 8:00 A.M. until 9:30 A.M..

Pallbearers will be Blaine Meche, Kevin Meche, Jim Bearb, Bob Lantier, Mark Lantier, William Brown and Adam Meche. Honorary pallbearers will be Horace Leger and Ervin Brasseaux. Readers will be Bill Lantier and Lorraine Meche. Eulogy will be given by Donna B. Helo. Offertory gift bearers will be Therese Hayes, Judy Melancon, Margaret Brown and Grace Dorrington.

The family would like to thank the staff of the Rayne Guest Home and Hospice Compassus for the kind, warm-hearted and tender care provided to Aggie.

Friends may view the obituary and guestbook online at

Arrangements have been entrusted to Gossen Funeral Home, Inc. of Rayne, LA, (337) 334-3141.

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