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Re: Glapion in New Orleans
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The Glapion family in New Orleans owned a funeral home for many years prior to Hurricane Katrina. I know that they performed the arrangements on behalf of some of my family members for at least the last 30+ years.
Here was the address and phone number Pre-Katrina:
Glapion Funeral Home
I found the following article online stating that the funeral home did not survive Katrina because of it's location; in the lower 9th ward.
"Louis Charbonnet, owner of Charbonnet-Labat Funeral Home that has been in existence since the 1880s, has been the coordinator of many traditional jazz-style funerals in the city. Charbonnet owns Cooper-Glapion funeral home on Caffin Avenue in the lower ninth ward of New Orleans. The home, like mostly all of the area has been pummeled by the hurricane.
“Completely destroyed,” Charbonnet said of the place that is molded and debris strewn. “There’s nobody there . . . There’s not any activity around there. That’s about 25 percent of my business that’s gone,” he said."
Not sure if this helps, but I would probably search for Glapion's in the lower 9th ward of New Orleans or those that were involved in the funeral business.
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