Edward Overton Cailleteau
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Edward Overton Cailleteau died on April 14, 2020 at Baton Rouge General Regional Medical Center Bluebonnet Campus in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Assistant Sergeant-at-Arms, Louisiana House of Representatives (1973-74 and 1997-2016). Born in Baton Rouge in 1945, son of Edward Grant Cailleteau, M.D. and his wife, Katharine Overton, both of Alexandria, LA. Grandson of Ralph Cornelius Cailleteau, D.D.S. of Alexandria and his wife, Florence Talbot of Plaquemine and U.S. Senator John Holmes Overton of Alexandria and his wife, Ada Ruth Dismukes of Natchitoches. Educated in the public schools of East Baton Rouge Parish with the exception of one year at Jefferson Military College at Washington, Mississippi. Graduated from LSU. Attended Loyola University School of Law in New Orleans. Member of Society of the Cincinnati (Past President, Lone Star Association); Sons of the Revolution; Sons of the American Revolution (Vice President General of National Society, Past President, General Philemon Thomas Chapter of Baton Rouge and Louisiana Society); Society of the War of 1812 in the State of Louisiana (Past President); Military Order of the Stars & Bars (Past Commander-in-Chief); Sons of Confederate Veterans (Past Commander, Louisiana Division and Trans-Mississippi Department); Society of Colonial Wars in the State of Mississippi (Past President); Society of the Founders of the City of New Orleans; Founders of Old Mobile Society; First Families of Tennessee; Huguenot Society; Texas Branch, Royal Society of St. George; St. James Lodge #47 F&AM, and several New Orleans Carnival organizations. Survived by his wife of 45 years, Virginia; a daughter, Virginia Kathleen; and a first cousin, Elizabeth Hood Brazelton of Alexandria. Also survived by long-time friends Fred W. Huenefeld Jr., Mark Lea "Beau" Cantrell, and Joseph E. Mathias Jr. Interment at Pine Crest Cemetery, Mobile, Alabama. Memorial contributions may be made to: Friends of the Cabildo or the Historic New Orleans Collection. Rabenhorst Funeral Home, 825 Government St. was in charge of arrangements.

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Published in The Advocate from Apr. 25 to Apr. 26, 2020.
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July 8, 2020
I met Ed while I was a member of the Louisiana Division, Sons of Confederate Veterans. He was a true Southern gentleman of the old school style. My image of him is the impeccably dressed man in a white linen suit. He knew history and he was proud to be a Confederate descendent. So proud to have been acquainted with him. Rest In Peace, sir.
Robert Bailey
Acquaintance
July 7, 2020
I wish I could have told you goodbye. I am sorry I did not keep in contact with you as I should have. I was fond of you and will miss you very much.
Martha Butler Brosch
Friend
June 12, 2020
Please accept my condolences for the passing of a true Southern gentleman. Ed was one of both my parents' good friends and stalwart colleagues in the SCV. He could always be counted on to attend and even to pitch in and lend a hand for activities. His ready smile and friendly nature towards myself and my new fiancé made her feel welcome at the 2013 convention in Vicksburg. He entertained us with some wonderful stories of my late mother's interactions. He drove into town to attend the meetings of our Camp to provide moral support, although he was not a member of that Camp. I will always remember how proud he was to participate in the 2011 reenactment of the Louisiana secession convention, playing the part of his ancestor Gov. Moore. Each time I ran into him was enriching. I only wish there had been more such occasions. Ed will not be forgotten.
I hope the family will forgive the tardiness of this submission. It was originally submitted some time ago but was not posted due to a computer error by the host site. Thanks to the legacy folks for responding to my inquiry. Dr. Bernard E. "Ben" Eble III
Bernard E. Eble III
Friend
April 28, 2020
I got to know Ed over the last year or so of his life, and even then only in brief phone calls and email exchanges regarding membership in the Louisiana Society of the Military Order of the Stars and Bars. Ed was unfailingly helpful in guiding me through that process, and spoke eagerly of attempting to renew interest in MOSB's Louisiana Society. My handful of interactions with Ed led me to the inescapable conclusion that the man with whom I was dealing was a true gentleman Southerner and patriot. I only wish I had gotten to know him better. Requiescat in pace, sir.
Houston Middleton
Acquaintance
April 28, 2020
My condolences to all of the family. Ed will be sorely missed.
Grady Hardy
April 27, 2020
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Keith Hebert
Friend
April 26, 2020
Deepest Condolences from the members of the Brigadier General J.J. Alfred A. Mouton Camp #778, Sons of Confederate Veterans, Opelousas, La.
Charles Lauret
Friend
April 26, 2020
Rest in Peace Commander. Charles Lauret, Chief of Staff, International Sons of Confederate Veterans
Charles Lauret
Friend
April 26, 2020
Deepest condolences from Richard Taylor Camp, SCV
David Hill
Acquaintance
April 26, 2020
I will miss Ed.
Brian OBrien
Friend
April 26, 2020
My condolences to the family.
Rayburn Clipper
Acquaintance
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