Benjamin "Ben" James Stutes

Rayne - Funeral services will be held at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Monday, August 29, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. for Benjamin "Ben" James Stutes, 32 who died on August 21, 2011 in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.

Interment will be in the Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Cemetery, Church Point.

Surviving are parents, Darrell and Nancy Bush Stutes, Sr. of Hammond, two sisters, Anne Stutes Matthews and husband Fred of Baton Rouge, Christine Stutes Landry and husband Brad of Hammond, one brother, Johnny Stutes and Cinia Klibert of Hammond, two nephews, Andrew Matthews, Jack Matthews, three nieces, Caroline Matthews, Emily Matthews, Jules Landry, paternal grandmother, Gladys Bourque Stutes of Rayne, maternal grandmother, Betty Ann Guidry Bush of Rayne, five aunts, four uncles and nineteen cousins.

He was preceded in death by paternal grandfather, Joseph W. Stutes, maternal grandfather, Dr. James Bush, Sr., one uncle, Jerome Bush, one cousin, Derek Bush.

He was born Saturday, June 2, 1979 in Lafayette, LA, son of Darrell J. Stutes, Sr. and Nancy Bush Stutes.

A rosary will be recited Sunday, August 28, 2011 at 7:00 p.m..

Friends will be received at Gossen Funeral Home, Inc., Rayne, LA. Sunday, August 28, 2011 from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Monday, August 29, 2011 from 8:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m..

Friends may view the obituary and guestbook online at

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

Gossen Funeral Home, Inc.

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