LAFAYETTE -- Memorial services will be Saturday for Dr. Frans Amelinckx, longtime head of the Department of Romance Languages at ULL. He died March 28 at age 77.
Amelinckx was named Distinguished Professor in Francophone Studies and, on retirement, professor emeritus in that field.
He was a native of Belgium and a Korean War veteran.
Survivors include his wife, Carol, two sons and a daughter.
Fountain Memorial is in charge of arrangements.
Food company executive
OPELOUSAS -- Services will be Thursday for Alexander Chachere, president and CEO of Tony Chachere Creole Foods from 1982-2000. He died April 6 at age 77.
Prior to 1982, he operated Tony Chachere & Sons Insurance Agency. He was Louisiana Small Business Person of the Year in 1991 and remained on the board of the food company until his death.
Survivors include two daughters.
Sibille Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.