Charles Edward Childers

Funeral services for Mr. Charles Edward Childers, Sr., 81, of Indian Bayou will be held on Saturday, December 10, 2011, at 11:30 a.m. in Rayne’s Duhon Funeral Home Chapel.

The Reverend Berl Adams will officiate.

Interment will follow in St. Paul Cemetery, Abbeville.

Mr. Childers passed away on Sunday, December 4, 2011, at 3:38 A.M. in an Abbeville hospital.

A native of Mississippi, Mr. Childers was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps. He spent many years in the Rayne area, where he retired as a heating and air conditioning contractor. Mr. Childers enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Survivors include his daughter, Donna Morris; sons, Charles “Charlie” E. Childers, Jr. and wife, Liz, and Mike Childers and wife, Traci; sister, Ellen Mustaccia and husband, Jack; grandchildren, Hollie, Madison, Jennifer, Desiree, Harlan, Brittany, Luke, Sean, and Seth; and eight great-grandchildren.

Proceeding Mr. Childers in death were his wife, Gloria R. Childers; parents, Murray Edwin Childers, Sr. and Carrie Jane Johnson Childers; brother, Murray Edwin Childers, Jr., and sisters, Elizabeth Pilcher and Merrye J. White.

Visitation will be held on Friday, December 9, 2011, from 11:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. in Duhon Funeral Home, Rayne, and will continue on Saturday from 8:00 a.m. until service time in the funeral home.

Condolences may be expressed online at

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