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He was a retired county agent in East Baton Rouge with the LSU Extension Service that served St. James Parish. George graduated from Plaquemine High and then earned his bachelor's and master's degrees from LSU. He was the parish chairman in East Baton Rouge from 1970 to 1993. He received the Outstanding Country Agent Award in 1978. He served as chairman of the Agriculture Committee for the Capital City Kiwanis. He was a member of the SPUR club - Louisiana Cattlemen's Association. He was on the board of directors for the East Baton Rouge Cattlemen's Association, East Baton Rouge Parish Farm Bureau and had previously served on the board of directors of the LSU Track and Field Association. He was the CEO of East Baton Rouge 4-H Foundation. He was member of the Magnolia Woods Garden Club. He was an usher at St. Jude Catholic Church. He was a U.S. Army veteran who served in the 2nd Army Armored Division, called "Hell on Wheels" from 1951 to 1953 as a first lieutenant. A resident of Baton Rouge and a native of Plattenville, he passed away at 6:15 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 7, 2010, at his home, surrounded by his family. He was 84. Visiting at St. Jude Catholic Church, 9150 Highland Road, Tuesday, Aug. 10, from 9 a.m. until Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m., celebrated by the Rev. Trey Nelson. Interment in Grace Memorial Park in Plaquemine. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Alvine "Baye" Thompson Simoneaux, Baton Rouge; a daughter, Suzy Simoneaux Duncan and husband Greg, Plaquemine; two sisters, Marion Simoneaux Flateau and husband Douglas, Plaquemine, and Mary Edith "Booty" Simoneaux Templain, Donaldsonville; three grandchildren, Dustin Simoneaux, Dylan Simoneaux and Olivia Rose Duncan; stepgrandchildren, Gregory Duncan Jr. and Katelynne Duncan; and a special nephew, Michael Navarre. Pallbearers will be his nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Stella Oufnac Simoneaux; two brothers, Lloyd Simoneaux and Herbert Simoneaux; and two sisters, Lucille Simoneaux Lefevbre and Mae Simoneaux Navarre. Special thanks to Generations Hospice. Memorial donations may be made to the EBR 4-H Foundation, 805 St. Louis St., Baton Rouge, LA 70802. Please share sympathies, condolences and memories at www.wilbertservices.com. Arrangements by Wilbert Funeral Home of Port Allen, (225) 383-1850.
Published in The Advocate on August 8, 2010
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