Emerson P. “Ta Ta” Abshire

Emerson P. “Ta Ta” Abshire

Funeral services will be held Saturday, January 4, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. in the Chapel of Geesey-Ferguson Funeral Home for Emerson P. “Ta Ta” Abshire, 81, who died Wednesday, January 1, 2014 at 3:35 a.m. at American Legion Hospital in Crowley. 

Mr. Abshire was a native and lifelong resident of Morse. He served his country during the Korean Conflict in the US Army. He and his wife owned and operated Morse Food Mart for 29 years. He served as Mayor of Morse from 1966 to 1978 and served on the Acadia Parish Police Jury from 1976-1995. 

Fr. Clint Trahan, Pastor of Immaculate Conception-Morse, will officiate for the services. The family requests visiting hours Friday from 12 noon to 10 p.m. and Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to service time. A rosary will be recited Friday at 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in North Hanks Cemetery. 

Mr. Abshire is survived by his wife of 48 years, Shirley Hanks Abshire of Morse; two sons, Ray Abshire and his wife Peggy of Lafayette, Todd Abshire and his wife Colleen of Crowley; seven grandchildren, Travis Abshire, Brent Abshire, Brittany Abshire, Paige Abshire, Cade Abshire, Madison Laughlin and Miles Laughlin; eight great-grandchildren, Payton J. Morvant, Paisley Grace Morvant, Maddux Abshire, Kaden Abshire, Isaiah Abshire, Audrey Abshire, E. J. Abshire and Andre Abshire; one brother, Huey Abshire of Arlington, TX.; numerous nieces and nephews along with loving family friends, Marian and David Laughlin. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, Remus and Ada LeLeux Abshire; five brothers, Sandrus, Allison, Chester, Jed and Rudy Abshire; two sisters, Beatrice Fontenot and Thelma Guidry; one half-sister, Eunice Palombo. 

Pallbearers will be Todd Abshire, Cade Abshire, Ray Abshire, Brent Abshire, Travis Abshire and Brittany Abshire. 

Words of comfort may be sent to the family at www.geesey-ferguson.com 

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