'Gert' Dupont honored posthumously at council
Parish President J. Mitchell Ourso Jr. and the Iberville Parish Council last week posthumously honored former Iberville Clerk of Court J. Gerald “Gert” Dupont Sr. for his exemplary public service and dedication to the citizens of Iberville Parish.”
A resolution expressing condolences on the January 28 death of Dupont at age 83 noted Dupont as an avid cattleman, real estate developer, newspaper publisher, businessman and clerk of court from 1976-1988.
“Under the guidance and leadership of J. Gerald “Gert” Dupont, numerous residential subdivisions were developed and commercial businesses and shopping centers were constructed in Iberville Parish, Louisiana. These endeavors have contributed to the continued growth of Iberville Parish,” the resolution said.
It also lauded him for modernizing the records and upgrading staff training during his tenure at the clerk's office.
The Parish Council observed moments of silence for both Dupont and for the late Rev. Orris Dupuy Sr., pastor of the Greater St. Mary Baptist Church of Plaquemine and a past president of the Iberville Parish Minister's Conference, who died February 10.
The council also presented a resolution of condolence to Director of community Services Randolph W. Ware on the death of his mother, Arlene Ware.