Walter Ray Harmon

BRANCH–– Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, January 14, 2010, at St. Edmund Catholic Church in Branch for Walter Ray Harmon, 83.

Mr. Harmon, a native of Church Point and life-long resident of Branch, died at 9:15 a.m. Tuesday, January 12, at Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center in Lafayette,

Father Kevin Bordelon will conduct the services with interment following in the St. Edmund Cemetery in Branch.

Survivors include his wife of sixty-two years, Ollie Fontenot Harmon of Branch; a son, Ray Anthony Harmon and wife, Pamela, of Branch; two daughters, Lillie Harmon Leonards of Rayne, and Rachael Harmon Bang of Lake Charles; a sister, Mabel Harmon Pontoliano of Orlando, Fla.; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter William and Esther Hornsby Harmon; a brother, Lester “Babs” Harmon and a half-brother, R.C. Harmon.

The family requested that visiting hours be observed from 11:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 13, and continue from 8:00 a.m. Thursday until the time of the services.

A recitation of the Rosary was held at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday.

Mr. Harmon, a life-long farmer, was a U.S. Army veteran of WWII, serving in the Philippines in the Pacific Theater. He was a life member of American Legion Post 225 and Woodmen of the World Lodge #444 in Church Point.

Arrangements are being handled by Guidry Funeral Home, Inc.of Church Point.

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