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Bourgeois' service will be held at 2 p.m., Oct. 5, at Rocheport Methodist Church. Bourgeois is survived by his wife, Roslyn Bourgeois, whom he married in 2005; four children, Marcia Bourgeois, Curtis Bourgeois, Karen Bourgeois and Stephen Bourgeois; and five granddaughters.

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