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Joseph Dupas, Jr., 2013

Joseph Dupas, Jr., 85, of DeRidder, LA went to be with the Lord on January 23, 2013.He was born February 26, 1927 in Mansura, LA, the son of the late Pierre and Ellen Dupas.  He was one of 8 siblings. On June 23, 1946 he married Marjorie Batiste, who survives.He performed several duties while employed by International Paper Company, from which he retired.  He was also a fourth degree Knight of Columbus.

He is survived by his wife, Margie; sons, Joseph Dupas and Carl Dupas; daughter and son-in-law, Georgelon and Chris Jenkins; daughter and son-in-law, Royce and Richard Clark; daughter and son-in-law  Renee and Raymond Whitley; daughter, Virginia Dupas; daughter and son-in-law, Dorothy and Michael Hitchens; daughter and son-in-law Paula and Willie Guillory; sister, Ethel Dupas and brother David and Vastie Dupas; sister-in-law, Dorothy Boyer; sister-in-law, Mary Emma Dupas, godson, Raymond Jr. Dupas, whom he loved dearly, adopted grandson, Brandt Gainey; granddaughter, Arletta Pender and  21 grandchildren and 43 great grandchildren and a host of nephews, nieces, cousins, family members and friends.

He was preceded in death by his brothers, Raymond Dupas and Gaston Dupas; sisters, Yvonne Dupas, Ollie Dupas and Hazel Dupas; daughter, Mary Mercado and son, Peter Dupas and nephew, Harold Boyer.

Visitation will be held Saturday, Januray 26, 2013 beginning at 10:00am at St. Joseph Catholic Church in DeRidder, LA, with a rosary at 10:30am.  Funeral service will begin at 11:00am.  Burial will follow at Beauregard Cemetery in DeRidder, LA.  Father Jude Brunnert will officate.

Joseph Dupas, Jr., 2013
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