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Hulna Manuel

February 24, 1924 — March 20, 2020

VILLE PLATTE-Private graveside services will be held for Hulna Manuel, 96, who passed away on Friday, March 20, 2020 in Crowley, LA.

Burial will take place in Evangeline Memorial Park Cemetery.

Hulna Manuel was born in Ville Platte, LA on February 24, 1924 to Martin and Odette Fontenot Attales.  She enjoyed working in her yard and flower beds, sewing, baking bread and making candy.  Her greatest joy was entertaining her grandchildren.  She was an amazing wife, mother, and grandmother.  She leaves her family with many memories that they will cherish forever.

She is survived by her two daughters, Raynell Manuel Gilder and husband Eugene of Crowley and Katherine M. Donham and husband James of Crowley; seven grandchildren, Rustin Gilder and wife, Kathleen, Tiffany Istre and husband, Kody, Yvonne Anderson and husband, Jason, Caroline G. Boudreaux, Margaret G.Cox and husband, Jared, Emma Ruiz and husband, John, and Carson Donham; 14 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great grandchild; last remaining sister-in-law of the Manuel family, Ruth Zerangue; and last remaining cousin of the Attales family,  Nettie Wayne Thibodeaux.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Martin and Odette Fontenot Attales; and her husband, Duvie Manuel.

Pallbearers will be Rustin Gilder, Carson Donham, Kody Istre, Jason Anderson, Jared Cox and Cecil Reed.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance at or to a charity of your choice.

Family and friends may view the online obituary and/or leave condolences for the family at

Ardoin’s Funeral Home of Ville Platte is in charge of arrangements.

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