Carroll James Thorguson

September 20, 1945 — May 2, 2013

Carroll James Thorguson, 67, a native and lifelong resident of Berwick, passed away Thursday, May 2, 2013, at Lafayette General Medical Center surrounded by his family.

Carroll was a 1963 graduate of Berwick High School and a 1967 graduate of Nicholls State University with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. After college, Carroll joined the family’s marine construction business for nine years before opening his own real estate business, which became Thorguson Realty Inc.

In 1972, Carroll was elected to the St. Mary Parish School Board, a position he held until 1986. He was the board’s president from 1984 to 1986 and served two terms prior to that as the board’s vice-president. In 1994, Carroll was appointed to serve on an interim basis as a councilman for the Town of Berwick. For 27 years, Carroll was a member of the Board of Directors of Patterson State Bank.

Carroll was longtime member of the Morgan City Rotary Club and a Paul Harris Fellow. He was also a member and past president of the St. Mary Board of Realtors, as well as a member of both the Louisiana Realtor’s Association and the National Association of Realtors.

For many years Carroll was very active in Berwick youth baseball. He served as both a coach and sponsor of Dixie Youth Baseball and helped to organize and raise funds for the construction of the baseball field at Berwick High School. He was also an avid supporter of LSU athletics. His favorite pastime was visiting with friends on his daily rides around the Town of Berwick.

Carroll is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Genevieve Manfre Thorguson of Berwick; one daughter, Karen Trahan and her husband, Mitch, of Youngsville; two sons, David Thorguson and his wife, Kimberly, of Berwick and Brian Thorguson and his wife, Amy, of Berwick; seven grandsons, Zachery Paul Trahan, Brett Patrick Trahan, Gunnar Douglas Thorguson, Owen Alexander Thorguson, Jackson Griffin Thorguson, Henry Charles Thorguson and Ian Michael Thorguson; and two brothers, Gus Thorguson and Steve Thorguson.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Caesar and Camille Thorguson.

Visitation was observed Sunday, May 5, 2013, from 6 to 10 p.m. at Hargrave Funeral Home in Morgan City. Visitation will resume today, Monday, May 6, 2013, at St. Stephen Catholic Church in Berwick from 9 until 11 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian burial with Monsignor Douglas Courville officiating. Interment followed in the Berwick Mausoleum.

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