Joseph 'T-Joe' Courville Jr.

Catahoula – Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Monday, April 14, 2008, at St. Rita Catholic Church for Joseph “T-Joe” Courville Jr., 94, who passed away on Friday, April 11, 2008, at his residence.

Interment followed at Our Lady of the Lake Cemetery.

Fr. Ed Degeyter will officiate at the funeral Mass.

Mr. Courville and his wife, Yola, were married on Jan. 4, 1933. He was an honorary member of the Catahoula Hunting Club and a “Special Deputy” of Catahoula.

Survivors include loving wife of 75 years, Yola Theriot Courville of Catahoula; five sons, David Courville and wife Joan of Marrero, Dennis Courville and wife Sesina of Loreauville, Raymond Courville and wife Peggy of Breaux Bridge, James Courville and wife Judy, and Brannon Courville and wife LouElla, all of Catahoula; four daughters, Eula Mea Champagne of St. Martinville, Una Borel and husband Walter of Lafayette, Deana Broussard and husband Carroll of Broussard, and Brenda Thibodeaux and husband Allen of Coteau Holmes; two brothers, Otis Courville of Catahoula, and Douglas Courville of Cecilia; 47 grandchildren; 85 great-grandchildren; 28 great-great-grandchildren; and numerous step grandchildren and step great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Eunice B. and Joseph Courville Sr.; three sons, Willis, John and Daniel Courville; one daughter, Eunice Barras; a son-in-law, Rufus Champagne; three brothers, Similian, Dewey and Donald Courville; five sisters, Youla Laviolette, Yolan Boudreaux, Doris Forestier, Bernice Stevenson and Sue Kilgore; and six grandchildren.

A rosary was recited at 7 p.m. on Sunday.

Pallbearers were Brannon Courville, Carroll Broussard, James Courville Jr., Scott Courville, Bill Clark and Brett Courville.

Pellerin Funeral Home ws in charge of arrangements.

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