Thanks for writing. I downloaded and printed a copy of the form and bookmarked the site for future reference. There are so many people with the same name and so many places to look, it is mind-bogging.
Another good place to look is the Social Security Death Index, but the only one online that is still free is not kept up to date. I have ordered a new SSDI CD (thru 2003)from Ancestry.com - my old one was 1937-1995. This is a great way to find people. If our ancestors were still alive during the early 1960s when Medicare was implemmented, they were assigned a SS# so they could collect Medicare benefits. Many, such as my mother, did not pay into the system, but she collected SS & Medicare benefits because my dad had paid into the system.
The name of your ancestor, O'Neal Fontenot, is a very familiar one. My grandfather, Pierre Morein, lived in the Beaver Community in Evangeline Parish, LA, not far from Oakdale, and for some reason, I want to associate the name O'Neal Fontenot with him. O'Neal may have been one of his neighbors, or, they may even have served on the police jury together. Of course, I am just speculating.
I worked at the Dupré Insurance Agency in Ville Platte, and O'Neal may have purchased his insurance from Ellis Dupre. I also worked in the business office at the hospital in Ville Platte, and O'Neal may have been a patient. Both the insurance agency and the hospital are long gone. I doubt records have been retained.
I just realized why so many names are so familiar. I am a French-speaking native of Ville Platte. I still have family there and visit twice a year. I have lived in Birmingham since 1954 and sometimes feel as tho'I am in a time warp!