A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, February 18, 2019 at 2:00 P.M. at St. Michaels Catholic Church in Crowley for Allen J.”A. J.” Stutes, 87, who passed away on Thursday, February 14, 2019 at 7:13 P.M. at his home in Crowley surrounded by his family and love ones.
Fr. Brent Smith will be officiating for the services. Burial will be held in Woodlawn Cemetery in Crowley.
The family has requested the visitation to be held on Sunday, February 17, 2019 at 11:00 A.M. until 10:00 P.M. in the Duhon Funeral Home Chapel in Crowley. A rosary will be recited on Sunday at 6:00 in the evening in the Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation will resume on Monday at 8:00 A.M. until time of services.
Survivors include his wife of fifty four years, Jeanette G. Stutes of Crowley; four daughters, Gerry and husband, Bennett Trahan of Kaplan, Elsie and husband, Darrell Thibodeaux of Mire, Sue Stafford of Crowley, and Sis Hebert of Morse; one sister, Shirleen Thibodeaux of Morse; one brother, Emery Stutes of Crowley; twenty one grandchildren, forty seven great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter.
Mr. Stutes was preceded in death by the mother of his five children, Dora Hoffman Stutes; one daughter, Elizabeth Stutes Hebert; three sons, David and Darrell Stutes and Michael Sensat; his parents, Wallace and Elsie T. Stutes; two sisters, Lovenia “Chet” Stutes Duprie, and Hazel Stutes Foreman; one grandson, Brent Stutes; one great-granddaughter, Laila Stutes.
Mr. Stutes served our country in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. He was a lifetime member of the VFW Post 6720. He was a member of the riffle squad for several years for the VFW Post 6720.
The family would like to send a heartfelt thank you to Lamm Family Care and Dr. Patrick Dale LeLeux and Taylor Valdetero, NP with Acadia Total Health.
Pallbearers for the services will be Wesley Hebert, Shawn Thibodeaux, Blayne Thibodeaux, Tayden Thibodeaux, Scotty Sensat and Bennett Trahan. Honorary Pallbearers for the service will be Robert and Darrell Thibodeaux.
You may view the obituary, sign the guest registry and express condolences online to Mr. Stutes’ family at www.duhonfuneralhome.com.
Duhon Funeral Home-Crowley, (337)783-1395, 1529 Crowley-Rayne Hwy., Crowley, LA 70526 is in charge of all of the arrangements.