Staff Report

Murphy Jarreau, a native of Oscar and resident of White Castle was entrusted into God's loving care Sunday, June 22, 2008 at his residence. He was 91 and a sugar cane farmer. Visitation June 24 from 8:30 a.m. until time of religious services at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Donaldsonville conducted by Fr. Phil Spano. Interment at False River Memorial Park Cemetery in New Roads June 24 at 2 p.m. He is survived by wife, Mrs. Barry Melancon Jarreau of White Castle; daughters and sons-in-law; Leona and Rocky Bernard of Lakeland, Jane Iris Francis of Hammond, Mardine and Thomas Dupre of Donaldsonville, Murphette and David Carely of Baton Rouge, Clothilde and Brian Berry of Lafayette and Julia and Robert Lemann Jr. of Donaldsonville; sons and daughters-in-law, Murphy and Sue Jarreau of Brusly, Lester and Vicky Jarreau of St. Francisville, John and Martha Jarreau of Prairieville and Steve and Judy Jarreau of Napoleonville; step daughter, Melissa McAllister of Livonia; brothers, Harry Jarreau, Ed Jarreau and Allen Jarreau, all of New Roads; 32 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren and great grandchildren. Preceded in death by parents, Clotheide and Rama Jarreau; first wife, Mary B. Jarreau; brother, Dewey Jarreau; sister, Aricie Jarreau; two sons, Ronald Jarreau and Noel Jarreau. Pallbearers are Charles Jarreau, Steve Jarreau, David Carley, Robert Lemann Jr., Thomas Dupre and John Dupre. He was also a foreman at Evans Hall Coop, grounds keeper at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church and an avid gardener and outdoorsman.