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Colleen Hodgins Aycock
  • In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial donations be made to:
  • St. Mary's Episcopal Church
    805 First Street
    PO Box 95
    Franklin, LA 70538

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“I am so sorry for your loss. Ms. Colleen and Mr. Guy will always hold a special place in my heart. Dawne and Maurye and family, you will be in my...Read More »
1 of 24 | Posted by: Billie S. Baham - Franklin, LA

“I enjoyed the times I spent with your mother and father. They always made me feel an important part of the your family. Mrs. Collen and I would...Read More »
2 of 24 | Posted by: Billie Simoneaux Baham - Franklin, LA

“To Ms. Aycock's family, I would like to offer my sincere condolences. I always enjoyed visiting with her at Landmark meetings and she was so...Read More »
3 of 24 | Posted by: Ray Breaux - baldwin, LA - Friend

“Colleen always made me smile - she was friendly and added a spark to every moment - I'll miss seeing her around. My condolences to her family. ”
4 of 24 | Posted by: Mariana Titus - Franklin, LA

“Dear Dawne, Timothy, Maurye, Paul and Family, We were so sorry to hear about Colleen. She was always so gracious to extend an invitation to holiday...Read More »
5 of 24 | Posted by: Joe and Marion Fairchild - LA

“Dawne, Maurye, I am so sorry for the loss of your Mother. Sorry that I was unable to attend her funeral. You are in my thoughts and prayers. May she...Read More »
6 of 24 | Posted by: Perry Lowery - LA

“Maury, We are so sorry to hear of the passing of your Mother. The happiness you shared with your Mother will always be a part of you. With...Read More »
7 of 24 | Posted by: Quin and Lauranel Bates - Marrero, LA

“To the family of Ms. Colleen: We are sadden to hear of the passing of your mother. I had the pleasure of visiting with her in the store a couple of...Read More »
8 of 24 | Posted by: Dana and Desiree' Lange - LA

“Maurye, I am proud to have had Collen as my friend, and prouder that she counted me amongst hers. Kindest wishes for you and Dawne at this sad time....Read More »
9 of 24 | Posted by: Michael Wells - Gates, NC

“Dawne & Maurye, I was so stunned to hear of your mother's passing. I will always remember hers and your father's hospitality and generosity. Her...Read More »
10 of 24 | Posted by: Nelson B. Cortez - Morgan City, LA

“Maurye and Dawne ... my heart goes out to you both. I remember Mrs Colleen as such a bright smile and lover of life! I am so sorry for your loss...Read More »
11 of 24 | Posted by: Paula Alleman Goode

“I'm so sorry for your loss. She was a great woman, and will be missed. My prayers to her family. ”
12 of 24 | Posted by: Penny Stages - Jeanerette, LA

“Maurye & Dawne: My deepest heartfelt sympathy to you both. Terry ”
13 of 24 | Posted by: Terry Latiolais - Breaux Bridge, LA

“Dear Maurye, we have such fond memories of spending a great weekend with Colleen and Guy in Franklin many years ago. Please know that you are in our...Read More »
14 of 24 | Posted by: Susie and John Hurd - Bethesda, MD

“A grand, grand lady to be sure! Our thoughts are with you. I wish we could be there in person but please know that we raise our glasses in her...Read More »
15 of 24 | Posted by: Sara and Mark O'Hara - Potomac, MD

“We are very sorry to hear about your mother's death. To us she will always be remembered by her friendly smile and warm laughter. She will be missed...Read More »
16 of 24 | Posted by: Scott and Serda Tibbs

“Hi Dawne and Maurye... So many fond memories of both of your father was best man at their wedding. I remember the fun times, your...Read More »
17 of 24 | Posted by: Linda Guidry Stanley - Lafayette, LA

“Maurye, I'm so sorry to hear about your mother. I have so many fond memories of her. What a terrific lady. She will be truly missed. I know it is...Read More »
18 of 24 | Posted by: Mary Ann Klimas - Arlington, VA

“Maurye, I pray that God will comfort you and your family during this difficult time. I know how much you adored your mom. ”
19 of 24 | Posted by: Karen Hayes

“Maurye and Dawne, We want you to know our thoughts are with you. We have such fun memories of Colleen she will be missed. Love Lynden and John ”
20 of 24 | Posted by: Lynden Titus - Rockville, MD

“Dawne and Maurye, I am so saddened to hear this news. "Miss Colleen" was a wonderful, gracious lady and I will miss our little talks immensely. ...Read More »
21 of 24 | Posted by: Jerry Barrilleaux - Slidell, LA

“I will always remember " Miss Colleen" and how she embraced Maurye's group of friends from LSU. She was so much fun, the perfect host, the perfect...Read More »
22 of 24 | Posted by: Patrick North, Jr. - Metairie, LA

“Maurye, So saddened and shocked to hear of your mom's sudden passing. One of God's greatest titles is "Comforter." We will be praying that you and...Read More »
23 of 24 | Posted by: Scott Vice - Shelby Twp, MI

“Dawyne & Maurye, I was so shocked to learn about your Mom...Please know that both of you and your families will be in my thoughts and prayers. ...Read More »
24 of 24 | Posted by: Jeanne delaHoussaye Sulzbach - TX

Memorial services will be held Thursday, August 2, 2012, at 11:00 AM at St. Mary's Episcopal Church for Mrs. Colleen Hodgins Aycock, 75, a New Orleans native and resident of Franklin for the past 54 years, who passed away Tuesday, July 31, 2012, at 3:15 AM at Franklin Foundation hospital following a brief illness. Rev. Dr. Cal Lane will officiate the services. Private inurnment will take place at a later date.

Mrs. Aycock was owner of A&R Promotions and was very active in the Franklin community. In addition to overseeing her business, she was a longtime member of several civic and social organizations including Rotary International, St. Mary Landmarks, where she served on the Board, Franklin Carnival Club, Krewe of Adonis, Franklin Fortnightly, and the Thursday Group. She was a staunch supporter of the Cajun Coast Visitors and Convention Bureau, and volunteered with several tourism development projects, particularly the organization of the Bayou Teche Black Bear Festival. Mrs. Aycock also served on the vestry of St. Mary's Episcopal, her church home.

Survivors include her daughters, Dawne Porche and her husband Timothy of Duluth, GA, and Maurye McCarthy and her husband Paul of New Orleans; and two grandchildren, Ashley Porche and Timothy Porche, II, both of Duluth, GA.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Guy A. Aycock; and her parents, Thomas Percy Hodgins and Gladys Ebert Hodgins.

Honorary pallbearers will be Timothy Porche, Paul McCarthy, Timothy Porche, II, and Dr. Thomas Frere Kramer.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial donations be made to St. Mary's Episcopal Church, PO Box 95, Franklin, LA 70538.

The family would like to thank Dr. Steven McPherson, Dr. Donna Tesi, and the staff at Franklin Foundation for their care.

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Arrangements have been entrusted to Ibert's Mortuary, Inc., 1007 Main Street, Franklin, LA 70538, (337)-828-5426.