Nelda McClanahan Mains

December 24, 1926September 26, 2013
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NEW IBERIA – Funeral Services will be conducted for Mrs. Hubert W. Mains, the former Nelda McClanahan, age 86, at 10:00 am Tuesday, October 1, 2013 at Evangeline Funeral Home with Rev. Ed Downs of First Baptist Church officiating. Interment will be held on Wednesday, October 2, 2013 at Mount Freedom Cemetery in Many, LA.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm until 9:00 pm on Monday. The funeral home will reopen at 8:00 am on Tuesday until service time.

Visitation will also be held at Warren Meadows Funeral Home-355 South Capitol Street, Many, LA on Tuesday from 5:00 pm until 9:00 pm. Warren Meadow Funeral Home will reopen at 8:00 am on Wednesday until service time at 10:00 am and will be held in the funeral home chapel.

A native of Bossier City and resident of New Iberia, Mrs. Mains passed away at 9:45 pm on Thursday, September 26, 2013 at her residence.

Mrs. Mains was a member of First Baptist Church, she enjoyed sewing and cooking. She loved traveling, especially taking bus trips with her husband to Branson every year. She will be missed dearly by her children and grandchildren and extended family members who took such great care of her.

She is survived by one son, Martin Mains and one daughter, Janis Bonin and husband Bill all of New Iberia; two grandchildren, Lori Delhomme and husband Darrell and Jerod Babineaux and Monique; five great grandchildren, Dylan, Ashley and Brody Delhomme and Mackenzie and MaKayla Babineaux; two brothers, James McClanahan of Trenton, NJ and Ed McClanahan of Baton Rouge and extended family, Dorothy “Dot” Trahan of New Iberia.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Hubert W. Mains; Parents, Prentis Martin and Myrtle Tooke McClanahan and one sister, Lelia M. Watson.

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Evangeline Funeral Homes, Inc. of New Iberia is in charge of arrangements.


  • Funeral Service Tuesday, October 1, 2013
  • Visitation Monday, September 30, 2013
  • Visitation Tuesday, October 1, 2013
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, October 2, 2013
  • Visitation Tuesday, October 1, 2013
  • Visitation Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Nelda McClanahan Mains

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Thea Smith

October 8, 2013

Marty, I am so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. Please know that my prayers are with you and your family. You have my deepest sympathy. Peace be with you.....Thea Mines Smith (Alexandria, LA)

October 1, 2013

Marty - I was very sorry to hear about your Mother. I will keep you and your family in my prayers. Judy Miller

September 30, 2013

You are in my prayers. God is looking after you and me and those we love especially during our own transitions in life. Through the years we accomplished many good things together. We are true survivors. That is the greatest gift God has given us and examples for others. Delia Flynn

September 30, 2013

We are so sorry about the loss of Aunt Nelda,but we know she is happy in her perfect home and with her Lord.I will remember the good times when she and uncle Hubert visited mom and dad and the family reunions and her g
ood food.Our thoughts are with all of you ,
Charles and family

Brent Soirez

September 30, 2013

Martin, sorry for your loss. You have my sympathy.

Darrell & Rosalie Morgan

September 30, 2013

Marty, Our deepest condolences on the loss of your mother. We will keep you and your family in our thoughts and prayers.

Keith and Joni Duplantis

September 30, 2013

Marty, you and your family are in our prayers.

From the Staff of Evangeline Funeral Home

September 29, 2013

Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.