ASCENSION PARISH, LA (WAFB) - According to Ascension Parish President Tommy Martinez, former Parish President Harold Marchand passed away suddenly on Tuesday.
Marchand was parish president from 2000 until 2004.
All American flags in Ascension Parish are to be flown at half-staff in honor of Marchand.
"Ascension Parish is saddened by the death of Mr. Marchand and I ask that everyone please keep the Marchand family in their thoughts and prayers," President Martinez said. "Harold worked tirelessly for the parish and he was not only the parish president but a great citizen and a friend to many here in Ascension Parish. He will be sorely missed."
Although arrangements are pending, flags are to remain at half-staff until funeral services are complete.