Alvin John "A.J." Pourciau Jr., born July 29, 1949, died at his home in Hineston, surrounded by family, on Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2007. Wake at Baker Funeral Home, 6401 Groom Road, Baker, on Thursday, Sept. 27, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wake at St. Clair Baptist Church, Gardner, on Friday from 10 a.m. until service at 2 p.m., with the Rev. Alfred Murphy officiating. Graveside service at Burroughs Cemetery, Elmer, under the direction of White Oaks Funeral Home, Oakdale. A.J. served his country in the Navy aboard the USS Lapon as a mechanic and was employed at Georgia Pacific in Port Hudson. His passion was his family, especially his grandchildren, his horses, trailriding across the country and fishing. He was a member of the NRA and BASS. A.J. leaves behind his wife, Jeanette "Jett" Harvey-Pourciau; mother, Emma Pourciau Millet, Baker; three sons and a daughter-in-law, Christopher and Arlene James, Morgan City, Davis Lee "Bubba," Breaux Bridge, and Alvin John III, Walker; stepson, Frank Harvey and wife Kim, Gonzales; two stepdaughters, Jody and husband Kevin Guidry, and Jenny, whom A.J. called his "Angel," of Hineston; 12 grandchildren, Britney, Jasmine and Dakota, all of Breaux Bridge, Ayden, of Gonzales, Hayley and Sidney, both of Arnaudville, Lynden, Lacey and Gabe, all of Gonzales, and Laramie, Laiklin and Lawson, all of Hineston; stepgranddaughter, Brooke Barker, Morgan City; stepgreat-granddaughter, Saige Barker, Morgan City; sister, Alma Marroy, Baker; nephews, John David Marroy, Baker, and Mike Marroy, Walker; and niece, Christina Marroy, Baker. A.J. was preceded in death by his father, Alvin J. Pourciau Sr.; stepfather, Larry "Poppie" Millet; maternal grandparents, Roy F. and Louise Bosch Roger, who were of New Orleans; and paternal grandparents, Clarence and Odette Basso Pourciau, who were of Baton Rouge. Pallbearers will be Chris, "Bubba" Davis and John Pourciau, Frank Harvey and Kevin Guidry, Mike and John David Marroy and Ricky Saloom. Honorary pallbearers are E.J. Miller, Elroy Taylor, Carl Hunt, Jim Joiner, Wayne Waller, Don Richey and his trail-riding pals, Vic, Larry and Buddy.
Published by The Advocate on Sep. 27, 2007.