Alice Paray, 69, a native of Amelia and resident of Lafayette, passed away Wednesday, August 10, 2011, at the Regional Medical Center in Lafayette.
Alice is survived by three sons, Clint Abshire of Bayou L’Ourse, James Mitchell of Lafayette, and Danny Davis of Picayune, Miss.; one brother, Bill Paray and his wife Lela of Broussard; four sisters, Carrie Lange and her husband Wilbert of Berwick, Emily Thibodeaux and her husband Rodnis of Bayou L’Ourse, Martha Overbay and her husband Chip of Marrero, and Julie Paray of Calumet; one sister-in-law, Patricia Paray; 10 grandchildren, Shantell, Kaitlyn, Lara, Colby, Corie, Cody, Courtney, Connor, Elizabeth and Chloe; four great-grandchildren, Lannie, Peyton, Jaelyn and Logan; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Alice Fryou Paray; a son, Gabriel Abshire; and two brothers, Lennis and Harry Paray.
Alice retired from One Hour Martinizing after 35 years of devotion. A loyal 49ers fan, she adored watching Joe Montana and later Tom Brady play. Alice was a very independent person, who spoke freely about what was on her mind. She loved cooking and was a perfectionist in everything she did. She loved her family.
The family requests that visitation be observed today, Thursday, Aug. 11, 2011, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Hargrave Funeral Home in Morgan City with a Rosary being prayed at 7 p.m. Visitation will resume Friday, Aug. 12 at 8 a.m. until time of services at Hargrave Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held Friday, Aug. 12, 2011, at 11 a.m. at Hargrave Funeral Home in Morgan City. Burial will follow in the St. Andrew’s Cemetery in Amelia.