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Yolande Richard
B: 1946-03-26
D: 2024-02-22
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Richard, Yolande
Joseph Morgan
B: 1953-12-09
D: 2024-02-21
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Morgan, Joseph
Cole Stanford
B: 2013-03-15
D: 2024-02-21
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Stanford, Cole
Judy Abshire
B: 1961-07-10
D: 2024-02-16
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Abshire, Judy
Lula LeBeouf
B: 1934-09-03
D: 2024-02-16
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LeBeouf, Lula
Carrol Castille
B: 1943-01-31
D: 2024-02-11
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Castille, Carrol
Jimmie Schmitt
B: 1932-03-10
D: 2024-02-08
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Schmitt, Jimmie
Calvin Briscoe
B: 1935-07-17
D: 2024-02-05
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Briscoe, Calvin
Wilbert Clement
B: 1941-05-07
D: 2024-02-03
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Clement, Wilbert
Belva Meche
B: 1943-12-03
D: 2024-02-02
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Meche, Belva
Deborah Adams
B: 1950-07-17
D: 2024-02-01
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Adams, Deborah
Glendale Menard
B: 1945-03-15
D: 2024-01-31
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Menard, Glendale
Tammy Primeaux
B: 1971-03-22
D: 2024-01-30
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Primeaux, Tammy
John Trahan
B: 1934-04-07
D: 2024-01-30
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Trahan, John
Joshua Domingue
B: 1988-06-30
D: 2024-01-27
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Domingue, Joshua
Roland Vasseur
B: 1960-07-29
D: 2024-01-25
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Vasseur, Roland
Marilyn Carmouche
B: 1950-04-10
D: 2024-01-25
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Carmouche, Marilyn
Newjay Richard
B: 1934-03-09
D: 2024-01-24
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Richard, Newjay
Clara Bertrand
B: 1941-06-06
D: 2024-01-24
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Bertrand, Clara
Barbara Gilbert
B: 1946-09-27
D: 2024-01-22
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Gilbert, Barbara
Bobby Stokley
B: 1958-01-03
D: 2024-01-20
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Stokley, Bobby

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Melinda Duhon Arabie, Owner / Manager / Licensed Funeral Director
Email: mduhonfuneralhome1@yahoo.com
Website: www.duhonfuneralhome.com
Office Phone: 337-684-5552
Fax: 337-684-3338

 Melinda D. Arabie, is a second generation funeral director born in DeRidder Louisiana to Ray and Joyce Duhon, both Louisiana Licensed Funeral Directors. Melinda is a 1984 graduate of Church Point High School, attended U.S.L. (now U.L at Lafayette). She then graduated from University of Phoenix with a degree in Accounting.
 Melinda started her employment at Farmers State Bank and Trust Co. where she served the community of Church Point with their financing needs.
 In 1992 Melinda joined the Duhon Family Business, beginning her career in the funeral industry.
  In June 2008 she began her funeral director internship under the supervision of her mother, completing her exam with the Louisiana State Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors to become a licensed funeral director in July 2009.
 Service in the work sector not being the only expression of her desire to help others, she is also a member of St. Edward Catholic Church in Richard serving as a Eucharistic Minister and a member of the finance committee. Melinda is a past member of Our Mother of Peace Elementary School Board, having served two consecutive terms. She also served four years as President of the Our Mother of Peace Elementary Parent Support Club.
 Melinda is married to Church Point native, Randall Arabie and they are the parents of three children, Adrienne, Dustin, and Shawn as well as proud grandparents of three grandsons Jayden, Corbin, and Gunner.
Melinda’s business training and public service experience combine to provide her with the basics needed to run a business. These basics, coupled with the passion of faith and parenthood, as well as the moral character instilled by her parents, create in Melinda the traits necessary for the demanding, yet compassionate calling of funeral service.
For recreation Melinda enjoys traveling, spending time with her family and friends, and supporting her children and grandchildren in school and sporting events.