Aug. 27, 1953 ~ Sept. 26, 2011

Funeral services will be held Friday, September 30, 2011, at 2 p.m., at Ibert’s Mortuary for Milton Paul Picard Jr., 58, a Franklin native and resident of Sorrell for the past 13 years, who passed away Monday, Sept. 26, 2011, at 9:15 a.m., at his home.

Burial will follow in St. Helen’s Cemetery in Florence. Dr. Chris Holloway will officiate the services.

Survivors include his wife, Betty Hawkins Picard of Sorrell; his stepchildren, John C. “James Dale Hawkins” Woods of Kilgore, Texas; Shelby Carl “Carlin David Hawkins” Woods of Lafayette; and Tony Wayne Hawkins Thibodeaux of Erath; two sisters, Wanda Picard of Sorrell and Gayle P. Dupuy of Jeanerette; six grandchildren; eight step grandchildren; and his beloved pals, Peanut, Precious, Bandit, Smokey and Lucky.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Milton Paul Picard Sr. and Marguerite Derouen Picard; his grandparents; and a niece.

A gathering of family and friends will be held Thursday at Ibert’s Mortuary, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., and resume Friday, at 9 a.m. until time of service.

Pallbearers will be John Woods, Carlin Woods, Benjamin Picard, William Kelly, Jaime Wilbur and Oscar Stewart. Honorary pallbearers will be James Cryer and Tommy Collins.

To view the online obituary and memory book, please visit

Arrangements have been entrusted to Ibert’s Mortuary, Inc of Franklin.

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