TGS Newsletter
Vol. 29 No. 10 January 2011
Membership, book orders and/or 
     address changes, contact: 
      Corresponding Secretary: Jess Bergeron 
      Email:  jessndot at bellsouth.net
      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: January 29, 2011 — 1:00 p.m., Main Library Branch 151 Library Dr. , Houma , LA

Welcome 2011 HAPPY NEW YEAR

We finish 2010 with our annual social holiday gathering. What a glorious event it was! The Church of Latter Day Saints (Mormon Church) was very gracious to lend us a hand, since we did not have a place to hold the event. We want to thank Sondras Saucier for making this happen. If you were not able to attend you missed a wonderful day. We had a very scrumptious feast and we had so many door prizes that everyone went home with at least three gifts each. We hope that you end this year with us at the social holiday gathering.


Remember to start the new year by renewing your membership. Yes it's that time of the year. Our current membership expires 02/11. Labels for this newsletter were printed in early January 2011. If your dues were paid in late December 2010, received in January 2011, the expiration date on your label may not reflect the correct information. If you have not paid yet, there is a renewal form attached. Don't wait do it now.

We have a few guest speakers lined up for this year, but we are always looking for guest speakers. If you know of anyone of interest that has something they may be interested in sharing with the group please let Louis Duet know. He will make the arrangements so that we do not have overlapping speakers.


Have you heard of the DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution)? Theresa Elliott “Ms. T” will be speaking at our January meeting. She will explain the procedure of what you will need to do to become a member of DAR.


Essie and Marcie Cavalier have done it again. They have a fabulous new book for sale. History, St. Lawrence Catholic Church, St. James Catholic Church, Schaubhut Family Cemetery, Trosclair Cemetery and Cemetery Inscriptions, 2010, Lafourche Parish, LA . Cost $15 plus $3 for postage. Get your copy now. See the attached order form. THANK YOU Essie and Marcie Cavalier for this new book and your continued dedication. What a dream to have more members like you two. THANK YOU.


Have you seen the model display of the City of Thibodaux that Ronald Berger created with the help of Sandra Boudreaux? It has tiny models of the houses and buildings on each street. It is a miniature City of Thibodaux . If you would like to see it, the Thibodaux Parish Library has it on display. Check is out.


We have received numerous donations of books, family charts and monetary donations. We want to thank everyone that has made these donations. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU.


We are collecting old pictures for a new future book. No photos of living people and possibly pre-date 1930, name person in photo and who photo is from. We plan to scan the photo and return the original or you can send a scanned copy to the address listed above.


CASTLE , Louis Joseph Sr. “Pony”

He was the brother of our member William Castle of New York. Born Jan. 15, 1942 and departed this life, Jan. 3, 2011.Christ will comfort his loving wife, Mother Willie Mae Castle; his four daughters, Gwenette Townsend of Houma, Sonia Castle-McGuire and husband, Ted Sr. of Stone Mountain, Ga., Kellie Castle-Middlebrooks and husband, Cedric Sr. of Lithonia, Ga. and Heather Castle of Decatur, Ga.; one son, Louis Joseph Castle Jr. of Lithonia; one grandson that he reared as his own, Ardale Burns-Castle of Houma; one daughter-in-law, Leshiba Fry-Castle of Lithonia; three brothers, William Henry and wife, Musette Castle Sr. of Pittsford, N.Y., and Donald Sr. and Cynthia Castle of Fayetteville, N.C., Joseph Castle Sr. and his devoted friend, Doris of Houma; five sisters, Josie Mae Austin, Carolyn and husband, Carlus Carter, Rosalyn Castle, Clara and husband, Albert Barabin of Houma, and Paulette Castle-Lay of Hahnville; three brothers-in-law, William "Percy" Russell of Garden Grove, Calif., Sidney Russell of Gray, Stanley Russell of Port Arthur, Texas; two sisters-in-law, Delores Sylvan of Dularge and Thelma Lee and husband, Roland Ozaen of Port Arthur, Texas; one uncle, Wallace Theriot of Houma; four aunts, Ernestine Theriot and Winnie Holly of Houston, Charlotte and husband, Sherman Sr. Barabin, and Rose Hampton of Houma; 12 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; his two devoted friends, Cornell Robison and Ronald Johnson of Houma; and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Curvin Sr. and Riffie Champagne Castle ; two brothers, Isaac Castle Sr. and Curvin Castle Jr.; one daughter, Kim Castle; one grandson, Tedrick McGuire; his godchild, Pauline Theriot; his paternal grandparents, William and Clara Castle; and his maternal grandparents, Beatrice Miller Theriot and Henry Champagne.

CHAISSON , Joseph “Ti-Joe” Paul Jr.

He was the son of our member Juanita Chaisson. He was 58, a native of Houma and a resident of Dulac, died Jan. 8, 2011. Burial at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Houma. He is survived by his parents, Joseph “Joe” and Juanita Cecile Crochet Chaisson; two daughters, Nikki C. Drennan and companion, William “Will” Beetz, and Ketti C. Spiers and fiance, Michael Wiley; one brother, Raoul J. Chaisson and companion, Kim Duthu; two sisters, Terry Lynn C. Daigre and husband, Gilbert, and Darlene C. Coffman and husband, Kenneth; and five grandchildren, Taylor Chaisson, Ransey and Gavin Drennan, and Evan and Claire Wiley. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Raoul J. and Leah Legendre Chaisson; and his maternal grandparents, Houston J. and Elena LeBlanc Crochet.

WHITNEY , Stanley “Bernard”

He was the father of our TGS President Patty Whitney. He was 87, a native of New Orleans and a lifelong resident of Houma, passed into his eternal reward Nov. 24, 2010.Interment at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Houma. He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Elmay Marie Domangue; eight children and spouses, Gregory Anthony Whitney and wife, Fabian Thibodeaux, Richard David Whitney and wife, Helen Herman, Patricia “Patty” Whitney (Gravois), Ella Catherine Whitney and husband, Lee LeCompte, Mary Whitney, Philip Luke Whitney and wife, Nonna Pitre, Christopher Douglas Whitney, and Elmay Marie Whitney and husband, Irvin “Buddy” Hotard; one daughter-in- law, Diane Boudreaux Bass; and two sisters, Genevieve Whitney (Mrs. Charles Darsey) and Claire Marie Whitney (Mrs. Ellis “Peter” Lottinger). He is also survived by 39 grandchildren and spouses, Gregory “Chip” Whitney Jr., U.S. Air Force retired, Sebastian Michael Whitney and wife, Jani Wallace, detective Tara Lynn Whitney of the Terrebonne Sheriff's Office, Abraham Paul Whitney and wife, Kim Voisin, Richard “Rick” Whitney Jr. and wife, Nicole Domangue, Aaron Paul Whitney and wife, Jennifer Dempsey, Chad Michael Whitney and wife, Amanda Bowden, Jenny Leigh Whitney and husband, Dr. Klaus Koebel, Bryan Daniel Whitney and wife, Amy Robertson, Victoria Kristine Whitney and husband, Jason Fenger, Joshua Jude Whitney, Simon Matthew Whitney, Zachary Drew Whitney and fiancee, Stephanie Laurie, Hunter Gage Whitney, PFC Forest Christian Whitney, Anastasia Rebecca Whitney and fiance Alex Louque, Xavier Drummond Whitney, Abigail Aria Whitney, Andrea Marie Whitney and husband, Bradley Doyle, Thomas Noel “Bubba” Whitney Jr. and wife, Heidi Cavalier, Noelle Claire Whitney, Elizabeth Ann Whitney, Alex Bernard Gravois and wife, Mary Grace Richard, Gavin Charles Gravois, Albert Joseph “A.J.” Gravois, Mark William Dickey, III and wife Meaghan Jones, Katrin Michelle Dickey and husband, Andrew Yorgason, Erin Ashley Dickey, Sarah Elizabeth Dickey, Stephen Matthew Whitney, Marissa Kaye Fanguy and husband, Keith Fanguy, Ben David Chaisson, Emily Rose Bell and husband, Mike Bell, Stanley Bernard “Stan” Whitney and fiancee, Alyce Van Alstine, Theresa Marie “Tess” Whitney, Kyle Christopher Whitney, Ross Spencer Whitney, William Austin Hotard and Whitney Claire Hotard. He is also survived by 36 great-grandchildren, Logan Bailey Whitney, London Sebastian Whitney, Emily Claire Whitney, Adalyn Grace Whitney, Baylen Matthew Whitney, Carson Paul Whitney, Richard David Whitney III, Hayes Joseph Whitney, Jake Harrison Whitney, Claire Marie Whitney, Andrew Paul Whitney, Maggie Mackenzee Whitney, Jack Cutter Whitney, Lukas Finn Koebel, Jasper Max Koebel, Oliver Levi Koebel, Adalynn Rose Whitney, Aurey Brice Whitney, Avyn Coleman Whitney, Aleya Ann Whitney, Jason Paul “J.J.” Fenger Jr., Conner Alexander Doyle, Maximillian Thomas Doyle, Meritt Elizabeth Doyle, Ethan Thomas Whitney, Jillian Lee Whitney, Alexander John Gravois, Jacob Michael Gravois, Dallas Olivia Tabor, Kennedy Ann-Marie Tabor, Reese Andrew Yorgason, Kate Isabella Yorgason, Emma Catherine Dickey, Annaliesa Renee Fanguy, Nicholas Michael Fanguy and Dominic Joseph Fanguy. He was preceded in death by his parents, Philip Luke Whitney and Claire Marie Tinney; four brothers, Msgr. Philip Luke Whitney, Leo Francis Whitney, Stephen Douglas Whitney and John Donald Whitney; one sister, Ella Catherine Whitney; two sons, Thomas Noel Whitney and Stanley Bernard “Bennie” Whitney, who died as an infant; and one grandson, Brandon Gyles Chaisson, who died as an infant. He was a retired plumber and salesman and served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

Birth announcement :

Cullen David Schulte was born on Dec. 28, 2010.His parents are Jerome David Schulte Jr. and Christy Ann Cavalier Schulte; paternal grandparents are Jerome David Schulte Sr. and Roberta Theriot Schulte; maternal grandparents are Chris John Cavalier and Christina Ann Hebert Leger;

Paternal great grandparents are Joseph B. Schulte (dec.) and Catherine M Engelhaupt Schulte (dec.) Eugene (dec.) and Leona Tivet Theriot (dec.); maternal great grandparents are Essie J. and Marceline Landry Cavalier and Lee Roy and Beverly Trombly Hebert.


Can't find a genealogy or family history book at the Terrebonne Parish Library and you would like to have it there. Jot down the title, author, publisher and if you now where it can be purchased; get that information to Sondras Saucier. She can be reached at (985) 688-6792 or email svbs@yahoo.com . If you call leave a message of why you are calling her.


If you have moved it is your responsibility to give us your correct address. If your mail is return we will not forward unless you pay the extra cost of re-mailing. Please forward any address changes to Jess Bergeron, TGS P O Box 20295, Houma , LA 70360-0295.


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