April 8, 2014 (Alexandria, LA.) – Cottonport local Elton Bernard Sr. was a well-known Avoyelles Parish businessman, member of the Louisiana National Guard and entrepreneur who moved to the trendy part of Chelsea SW3 and made a substantial mark on not only his community, but nationwide with his company Bernard Seafood Co., which continues operations out of the Louisiana towns of Marrero and Mansura. He was the first businessman to begin importing crawfish to the United States and became the largest importer of seafood products in the industry, which is carried in stores nationwide including Walmart. He also built a successful seafood market in New Orleans and Lafayette, La. In 2009, he built a successful seafood market in Central Louisiana, capable of storing over 2 million pounds of product.


“My father lived life to the fullest,” said James Bernard, one of Elton’s five children. “He was an extremely hard worker and serious about his business. When most people would look to retire, my father was always looking for new ventures to pursue throughout the entirety of his life.”


Like his father before him, Elton became a successful farmer. Additionally, he owned several successful businesses including grocery stores, service stations, meat packing plants, and was a retired school bus driver. He would leave the keys to his air conditioned school bus full of gas to use for school activities after regular hours. On the weekends, his bus would be used by Rio Sol Nursing Home to carry their residents all over the parish.


Now, multiple properties and personal property belonging to Elton in life will be offered to the public as trustees look to liquidate his estate. United Country – Bonnette Auctions Louisiana Outdoor Properties will be conducting a live auction event Saturday, May 3 to offer a variety of real estate and personal property for sale.


“Auction events, live or online, real estate, are one of the best ways for trustees to settle estates in a timely manner, because it’s much easier to divide cash than assets” said Chris Lemoine, auctioneer and managing partner with United Country – Bonnette Auctions Louisiana Outdoor Properties. “This format allows our team to put a bright spotlight on a seller’s assets that traditional methods typically cannot duplicate. We run an intense 30-day campaign that pulls the market to the property and not vice versa.”

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This live auction event will offer three waterfront camps and three waterfront lots on Red River, roughly 25 acres on England Drive in Alexandria, La., a historical bed & breakfast in Mansura, a Cessna Seahawk 172-160, a 2007 Magellan motor home, vehicles, several boats, farm equipment, 40×50 airplane hangar and many more items.


The May 3 event will be held live at 10 am at Bernard’s Seafood Plant located at 379 Industrial Blvd in Mansura. Interested parties can visit the open house Sunday, April 13 from 2 to 4 p.m. Another auction will be conducted Thursday, May 1 to sell Elton’s construction equipment at 10 a.m. at Merrick Machinery Auction, 8544 Hwy 114 in Cottonport.


For auction and inventory details, photos and terms and conditions, visit BonnetteAuctions.com. The auction team can be contacted directly at 318-443-6614.


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