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William Melvin Sonnier

Visitation:
Saturday, November 29, 2008
4:30 PM until 10:00 PM
Matthews and Son Funeral Home
511 N. Cutting Ave.
Jennings, LA 70546

Visitation:
Sunday, November 30, 2008
8:00 AM until 2:00 PM
Matthews and Son Funeral Home
511 N. Cutting Ave.
Jennings, LA 70546

Service:
Sunday, November 30, 2008
2:00 PM
Matthews and Son Funeral Home
511 N. Cutting Ave.
Jennings, LA 70546



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Mr. Melvin was a retired farmer. He had a gift for growing rice, soybeans, and raising cattle. He also enjoyed fishing. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Survivors include his special friend, Beulah Marcantel of Jennings; two sons, Dewey Sonnier and wife Magloria of Lake Arthur and Richard "Dickie" Sonnier and his wife Gail of Jennings; three daughters, Sue Richey of Jennings, Phyllis Guillory and husband Raymond of Lake Charles, and Peggy Robinson of Hitchock, TX; one sister, Lillian Ardoin and husband Harry Sr. of Jennings; and 10 grandchildren & 13 great grandchildren.

Preceded in death by his parents; wife, Mable Hebert Sonnier; one son, Glenn Paul Sonnier; brother, Calvin Sonnier; sisters, Joyce Newman and twin sister, Mildred LaBauve; and one half sister, Lena Guillory.

Pallbearers will include Richard Sonnier, John Guillory, Jo Richey, Mac Robinson, Scott Sonnier, and Paul Richey. Honorary pallbearers will be Wayne and Kevin Richey.


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