GROVETOWN, Ga. - Mr. Wade Noah Dupuis, 83, entered into eternal rest Saturday, December 31, 2005 at his residence. Mr. Dupuis was a native of Lake Charles, LA but had lived in the Augusta area a number of years. Mr. Dupuis served his country as a United States Marine in WWII. He was commissioned in the United States Army in 1951 and retired as a Lieutenant Colonel in 1970 after having served in Korea and Vietnam. Mr. Dupuis was a former Grand Master of the Knights of Columbus for District II in the state of Louisiana. He was a member of St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Church, the Cardinal Cooke 8495, Council of the Knights of Columbus and a member of the Patrick Walsh Assembly 174. Mr. Dupuis is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Natalie Dupuis; son, Van Dupuis; daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Gene Frazier; granddaughters and grandsons-in-law, Denise and Kevin Bailey, Ashlee and Chad Medlin, Courtney and Ben Payne, Rhianna and Tom Watson; grandson and granddaughter-in-law, Eric and Michelle Dupuis; great-grandchildren, Brittany Kraus, Tristan Kraus, Justin Bailey, Chris Bailey, Trevor Payne, Madyson Payne, T.J. Watson and Katrina Watson. He was a shining example of what a father should be and a hero to his family. He always made a "celebration" out of every occasion. He loved his church, his family and his country. The Funeral Mass will be held Wednesday, January 4, 2006 at 2:00 P.M. at St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Church, located on Columbia Road in Grovetown. Entombment will follow in Bellevue Memorial Gardens Mausoleum. Memorials may be made to St. Teresa of Avila Building Fund, 4921 Columbia Rd., Grovetown, GA 30813 or Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (Lou Gehrig Disease), Attn: Brooke Vaught, 1120 15th St. B. P. 3117, Augusta, GA 30912. The Vigil for the deceased will be at 6:00 P.M. tonight, Tuesday, January 3, 2006 and the family will receive friends until 8:00 P.M. at Thomas Poteet & Son Funeral Directors,214 Davis Rd., Augusta, GA 30907 (706) 364-8484.
The Augusta Chronicle January 3, 2006