TGS Newsletter
Vol. 26 No. 9 October 2007
Membership, book orders and/or 
     address changes, contact: 
      Corresponding Secretary: Jess Bergeron 
      Email:  jessndot at juno.com
      Phone (985) 876–2348 
      TGS, Station 2 Box 295, Houma, LA 70360-0295 
News items or events, contact: 
     Newsletter Editor: Wanda Moore
      116 Cottonwood Dr., Houma, LA 70360  
      E-mail: wmoore1048 at aol.com
      Phone: (985) 876-2686  

Next meeting:    

Saturday, December 8, 2007
Main Branch Library, Houma, LA                                                                                                                1:00 p.m.


Since we did not have a meeting in November and will not have our regular meeting the last Saturday of December we are having a HOLIDAY PARTY on December 8, 2007. So ya’ll come and bring a dish of your favorite food or dessert and a gift or two for when we pull names everyone will go home with a gift.

Also, Juanita Chaisson is collecting toys for the Toys for Tots Program to help the needed children in the area. Please do not wrap the gift and do not send any used toys. Toys must be kept in their original package. If you prefer to make a monetary donation, make check payable to Toys for Tots-Houma-Terrebonne. Remember the 9-12 year girl category, toys are not just for small children. Bring these toys to our Holiday Party and Juanita will bring the toys to the children.


I must apologize for my error in last month’s  newsletter. I thanked Mr. and Mrs. Alvarez for their delicious sausage dish, but it was Perry and Cathy Albarado that made that delicious dish. Please forgive me Mr. and Mrs. Albarado and thanks again.

It is almost time to renew your membership for 2008. Dues are due by March 1, 2008. Dues are $25.00 individual or $30.00 for family.

If you would like to run or nominate someone for an officer position or board member for the election coming in February 2008 contact one of the following people on the election committee, Marcie Cavalier, Gloria Hicks or Dot Bergeron.


The Louisiana Genealogical and Historical Society is holding its 2008 annual meeting and seminar on Saturday, April 26 at the Embassy Suites Hotel, 4914 Constitution Ave. in Baton Rouge. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Speakers will be Claire Mire Bettag and Augusta Elmwood. Full details are available on their website, http://www.rootsweb.com/~la-lghs/ or call Sue Elizabeth Badeaux at 225-659-7422.


COUPEL, Jimmy Antoine, 53, a native of Pierre Part and resident of Schriever, died Saturday, Nov. 10, 2007.He is survived by his wife Diana Metrjean Coupel; two daughters, Tabby C. Breen and husband, Stephen, of Clinton and Sabrina C. Pope of San Antonio; three sisters, Rosemary C. Stelly, Virgie C. Dugas and Barbara C. Gros; one brother, Edward Coupel Jr; and two grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ruby H. and Edward Coupel Sr.; and two sisters, Lula Mae C. Landry and infant sister. He was formerly an employee of TPCG I.T. Dept. He was a 3rd degree Knight of Columbus with St. Bridget Knights of Columbus Council No. 12285 and an Eucharistic minister. He was a Schriever volunteer fireman and rescue with the fire department. His wife Diana is the librarian at the North Branch Library.

PONVILLE, Enola Antoinette Dupre, 76, a native of Lafourche Parish and resident of Bayou Blue, died Friday, Nov. 9, 2007. She is survived by three sons, Michael Ponville and wife Pamela of Houma, Joseph A. Ponville Jr. and wife Mel of Egypt, Thomas Ponville and wife Tammy of Colorado Springs, CO.; two daughters, Ellen Cassell and husband Jimmy of Weatherford, TX, and Annette Weigel of Larose; one brother, Wickles Dupre Jr. of Gibson; two sisters, Therese Marcel of Bayou Blue, and Catherine Witherwax of Houma; eight grandchildren, Brad Marcel, Jessica P. Aysen, Joshua Ponville, Jacqulyne Ponville, David Cassell, Devin Ponville, Collin Ponville and Shelby Weigel; and two great-grandchildren, Matthew Ponville and Cameron Aysen. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph “A.J.” Alphonse Ponville Sr.; her parents, Wickles Louis Dupre Sr. and Marguerite Olivia Dupre; and two brothers, Louis Dupre and Daniel Dupre. She was a homemaker and a parishioner of St. Louis Catholic Church and a member of the Genealogy Club.

ACOSTA, Hazel Ann Blanchard, 63, a native of Chauvin and resident of Houma, died Friday, Oct. 19, 2007. She is survived by six sons, Russell Acosta, Lacy Acosta Sr. and wife, Patrina, Thomas Acosta and wife, Kristin, Perry Acosta, Byron Acosta and Travis Acosta of Houma; two daughters, Phyllis Acosta Poiencot and husband, Guy, of Houma and Crystal Acosta Landry and husband, Kyle, of Thibodaux; two brothers, Minus Blanchard and wife, Patricia, and Mannuel Blanchard Sr. and wife, Karen; two sisters, Martha Blanchard Savoie and Hilda Blanchard Didier and husband Steve, of Orlando, FL; and eight grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond J. Acosta Sr.; her parents,  Preston G. Blanchard and Hilda Dumont Blanchard; one son, Raymond Acosta Jr.; one brother, Terry J. Blanchard; and one sister, Evelyn Blanchard. She was a homemaker and a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She was a parishioner of Holy Rosary Catholic Church.

I want to thank everyone for their book suggestions. Judy at the library tells me they will be ordered very soon. Remember if you see a book related to genealogy or Louisiana History that you would like to see in the Terrebonne Parish Library please let me know. Please have the title, author, publisher, price and where it can be purchased. Send to wmoore1048 at aol.com or just let me know at the next meeting or call me.


We offer our thanks and gratitude to the following for collating our quarterly: Jane and Phil Chauvin, Marcie and Essie Cavalier, Lou Ostheimer, Sandra Boudreaux, Beverly Alford, Jess Bergeron, Nancy Wright, Cynthia Daigle, Blanche Brown and Gloria Darcey. Again thanks, without your help we may not have gotten our quarterly on time.

We also want to thank all those who bring the treats we eat at our meetings. I would like to divulge their names but some would like to remain unknown. But two people we can always count on to have a treat or two are Dorothy Bergeron and Marcie Cavalier. Thank You Dot and Marcie.

Audrey says thanks for all the material she is getting, but she still needs more for the quarterly. Get your history in the quarterly by sending it to Audrey today.


Last month a quarterly was returned for Kim P. Vanek. All members are responsible for giving us their address if they move. It costs the Society $2.00 for returned mail and another $2.00 to re-mail the quarterly.

Merry Christmas and Happy NewYear to all.

Terrebonne Genealogical Society, P. O. Box 20295, Houma, LA 70360-0295

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