CHURCH POINT – Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, November 28, 2008 at St. Edmund Catholic Church in Branch for Elton Louis Melancon, 91.
Mr. Melancon, a native of Rayne and long-time resident of Branch, died Tuesday, November 25 at Southwest Medical Center; Lafayette. Father Kevin Bordelon will conduct the services with interment following in the St. Edmund Catholic Cemetery, Branch.
Survivors include a son, Elmer Melancon and wife Connie of the Higginbotham Community; a son-in-law, Louby Faulk of Crowley; five brothers, Elmo Melancon, Joe Melancon and Clovis Melancon-all of Hampshire, Texas, Rodney Melancon of New Iberia and Purvis Melancon of Iowa; five grandchildren, Paul, Blaine and Sherry Faulk and Nathan and Dustin Melancon. He is also survived by seven great-grandchildren: Joshua, Christopher, McKenzie and Kadence Faulk and Hunter, Justin and Skye Wagers.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Isabella “Belle” Savoy Melancon; his parents, Romelous “Jack” and Lena Credeur Melancon; his daughter, Patty Melancon Faulk; his brothers, Murphy, Eraste, Ervin, Andrus, Edmond and Raymond Melancon; a sister, Sarah Melancon Richard; two stepbrothers, Romelous Melancon and L.C. Melancon; and two stepsisters, Ezola Melancon Matte and Trixie Walker Hebert.
The family requested that visiting hours be observed from 8 a.m. Friday until the time of the services. A recitation of the Rosary was held at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday by Fr. Bordelon.
Mr. Melancon was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army. He will be honored with a Flag Presentation Ceremony before the services on Friday.
Arrangements are being handled by Guidry Funeral Home of Church Point. View the obituary and guest book on-line at guidryfuneralhome.com.