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MAGEE, Russell E.
FRANKLINTON, LOUISIANA: Russell E. Magee, 74, died February 11, 1999. He was a retired teacher and supervisor for the Washington Parish Schools. He was a U.S. Marine veteran of World War II. He is survived by two sons, Archie and Sam; three daughters, Audrey, Kathy and Margaret; two brothers, Jake Magee of Pine, and Hamp Magee of Madison, AL; and two sisters, Patsy Kistner of New Orleans, and Kaye Magee of Port Allen. Interment was at Roberts Cemetery near Mount Hermon under the direction of Crain Funeral Home.

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MAGNON, Osen, Jr.
CROWLEY, LOUISIANA: Osen Magnon Jr., 69, died September 23, 2000. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Korean Conflict. Survivors include his wife, Marie Magnon of Crowley; a daughter and son-in-law, Dallana and Rickey Mouton of Crowley; a brother, Brady Mier of Crowley; and 3 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Belle Spell, and Osen Magnon, Sr. Interment was at Indian Bayou United Methodist Cemetery with arrangements by Duhon Funeral Home.

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MAIRE, Ferdinand
NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA: Ferdinand "Ferd" Maire, 83, died January 13, 2008. He was a retired carpenter. He was born Decemeber 23, 1924 to the late Emanuel Maire, Sr. and Mercedes Kennedy Maire. He was a lifelong resident of New Orleans, but relocated to Dallas following Hurricane Katrina. He attended Epiphany Catholic Church. He is survived by a devoted nephew, Sydney Williams, Jr.; and many other nieces, nephews, and additional relatives and friends. He was the brother of Mercedes Leblanc, Clarence Maire, and the late Emanual Maire, Jr., Lionel, Christopher, Raymond, and Lawrence Maire, Margurite Williams, and Salida Ersinto. Services were held at Corpus Christi Catholic Church. Interment was at Resthaven Cemetery under the direction of Charbonnet-Labat-Glapion Funeral Home.

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MALHIET, Herbert L.
BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA: Herbert L. Malhiet, 76, died January 7, 2007. Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Mary Joyce Natal Malhiet; a daughter, Marilyn Malhiet Holland and husband, Don; two sons, Michael and Mark "Speedy" Malhiet; two grandchildren; and a daughter-in-law, Anne Malhiet. He was preceded in death by his parents, Elandie Derouen and Albert Malhiet, Sr. Services were held at St. George Catholic Church with the Rev. Frank Bass presiding. Entombment was at the church mausoleum.

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MANASCO, Lovie Lorene
MANY, LOUISIANA: Lovie Lorene Manasco, 87, died November 6, 2006. She was born May 7, 1919 to Marion Columbus "Lum" Sr. and Laura Jane Mitchell Eason. She was a homemaker and a Baptist. Survivors include two daughters, Nelda Caudill and her husband, Carroll of Diana, TX and Robbie Jean Edwards and her husband, Doug of Joan, AR, a stepdaughter, Judy Fay Conerly of Florien, LA; a stepson, Rodney Manasco of Carthage, TX; a sister, Jean Nash of Shreveport, LA; 20 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Rubin Manasco; an infant daughter, Betty Gaye; a daughter, Alice Fay Haynie; a stepson, John Rubin Manasco; three brothers; and five sisters. Mrs. Manasco had been living in Arkadelphia, Arkansas; local arrangements there were handled by Welch Funeral Home. Services were held at Warren Meadows Funeral Home in Many, LA with Rev. Vernon Stephenson officiating. Interment was at Fisher Cemetery in Many, LA.

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MANNINO, Marco
SLIDELL, LOUISIANA: Marco J. Mannino, 52, died June 4, 2004, of multiple myeloma cancer. He was a teacher and musician. He was a graduate of Southeastern Louisiana University and was a member of the Musical Arts Association of Slidell, the American Federation of Musicians, Louisiana Music Educators Association, the Army National Gaurd of Louisiana Band, the United States Chess Federation and Phi Mu Alpha. He taught music at a number of schools, and also taught private lessons. He played with the Frankie Mann Orchestra, Crescent River Big Band, the Deutsches Haus October Fest Band, Shrine Band/Jerusalem Temple, The Jazz Professors, Les Elgart Orchestra, Guy Lombardo Orchestra and the Slidell Community Band. He has performed for such artists as Frank Sinatra, Jr. Regis Philbin, Don Rickels, Ray Charles, Bob Hope, Milton Berle, Al Martino, Jerry Vail, Fabian and Frankie Avalon, among others. He was the son of Frank J. Mannino and the late Julia Palazalo Mannino. Marco is survived by his wife, Georgia Ketteringham Mannino and his children, Jonathan Michael, Anna Maria and Wesley Vaughn Mannino. He is also survived by his siblings, Sylvia Jaynes, Gina Laguna, Milo Mannino and his stepmother, Virgie Lee Mannino. Funeral arrangements were handled by Honaker Funeral Home.

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MANUEL, Arsent
OPELOUSAS, LOUISIANA: Arsent "Pete" Manuel, 92, died February 27, 2008 at Prompt Succor Nursing Home. He served in the U.S. Army and the U.S. Air Force, and was a veteran of both World War II and the Korean War. He retired after 21 years of service. He is survived by a brother, Edless "Bill" Manuel of Opelousas. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jumere and Aurora Guillory Manuel; a sister, Sue Drew Thibodeaux; and a his brother, Lastie Manuel. Interment was at the St. Landry Church Mausoleum by Lafond-Ardoin Funeral Home.

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MANUEL, Lorraine
NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA: Lorraine Shirley Manuel, 56, a bio-chemist and teacher, died on April 25, 2005. She was born in New Orleans. She attended National Lewis University, Malcolm X College and Roosevelt University. She was a phlebotomist at Cook County Hospital and teacher at Timothy Lutheran School. She attended Trinity United Church of Christ, where she was a member of the Women's Chorus and Greeters Ministry. She is survived by a son, Shannon Manuel; her mother, Shirley Brooks Manuel; two brothers, Romalis Manuel and Troy Manuel Sr.; eight sisters, Janelle Manuel, Debra Seaton, Sernita Parker, Synda Windon, Edith Kennedy, Letetia Wiley, Trudy Powell and LaVergne Dickerson; and seven grandchildren. Services were held at Historic Second Baptist Church. Interment was at Resthaven Park with arrangements by Cooper-Glapion Funeral Home.

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MANUEL, Vera
NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA: Vera Faye Manuel, 28, died October 21, 1965 in Panama City, FL. She was born October 22, 1937. Survivors include her husband, Leon C. Manuel; a son, William E. Sanders; a daughter, Pennie Sanders; her mother, Pansy Wachob; four brothers, John H. Wachob, Prentes Wachob, Getson Wachob and Vasco Wachob; and four sisters, Mrs. Monte Mikolajek, Mrs. Gwendolyn Williams, Sylvia Wachob and Mrs. Angeline Sanders. Services were held at New Orange Baptist Church. Interment was at New Orange Cemetery in Washington County, FL with arrangements by Blackburn Funeral Home.

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MARCEAUX, Dometile
CROWLEY, LOUISIANA: Dometile Theriot Marceaux, 83, died September 16, 2006. Survivors include three sons, Eulice Marceaux, Sr. and his wife, Lois of Ebenezer, Eugene Marceaux, Sr. and his wife, Mary of Lyons Point and Woodrow Marceaux and his wife, Diana of Crowley; two daughters, Lee Anna Marceaux of Jennings and Mary Marceaux Cormier and her husband, Johnny of Lyons Point; a daughter-in-law, Cheryl Marceaux of Kaplan, 21 grandchildren; and 48 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Nelson Marceaux; a son, Ervin Marceaux; a grandson, Philip Marceaux; her parents, Leonard and Cecilia Roche Theriot; a brother, Telsmar Theriot; and five sisters, Azina Primeaux, Agnes Kratzer, Felice Simon, Elta Vondenstein and Lorraine Bertrand. A Mass of Christian Burial was held at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church with Fr. Matthew Higginbotham presiding. Interment was at Hanks Cemetery with arrangements handled by Geesey-Ferguson Funeral Home.

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MARCEL, Angelle Richoux
HOUMA, LOUISIANA: Angelle Richoux Marcel, 82, died on October 12, 2005. She was a parishioner of St. Francis de Sales Church. She was preceded in death by her parents Abel and Eve Richoux; brothers Wilton and Andrew Richoux; sisters Rose Walden, Gladys Bourgque and Meon Prejean; and great-grandson Matthew Davis. Survivors include her husband, Russel Marcel; son Thomas Marcel of Houma; daughters Lyla Barker, Phyllis Boudreaux and Janet Hirsch; six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Burial was at St. Francis de Sales Cemetery No. 2 in Houma, LA under the direction of Falgout Funeral Home.

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MARIX, Gervais E., Jr.
BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA: Gervais Ernest Marix, Jr., 97, died January 29, 2005. He was a retired machinist with Exxon, formerly Standard Oil Refinery. He was born February 26, 1907. Survivors include four daughters, Mary Louise Marix of New Orleans, Kathleen M. Karnolt-Greaves and husband Charlie of Glastonbury, CT, Constance M. Beauclair and husband Randy of Shreveport and Elaine M. Becker and husband Keith of White Rock, British Columbia, Canada; two brothers and their wives, Joseph H. and Naomi Marix and Carlysle J. and Lois Marix, all of Plaquemine; four sisters, Ida M. LeBlanc of Port Allen, Vivian M. Kelly of Zachary, and Vera M. Ramirez and Elmire M. Caffarel, both of Plaquemine; 8 grandchildren; a great-grandson; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Louise Adele Becnel Marix; his parents, Gervais E. Marix, Sr. and Josephine Rills Marix; and three sisters, Evelyn Marix, Maggie Marix and Geraldine Marix. A Mass of Christian Burial was held at St. Aloysius Catholic Church with Rev. Gerald H. Burns officiating. Interment was at Roselawn Memorial Park with arrangements by Rabenhorst Funeral Home.

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MARTIN, Donald
BOSSIER CITY, LOUISIANA: Donald Martin, 67, died November 30, 2005 at his home. He was born October 22, 1938 in Gurdon, AR. He owned Martin, Langley and Hines Sawmill for 20 years. Survivors include his wife, Mary Martin; a daughter, Kelly Gardner (David) of Shreveport; three sisters, Willene Nipper of Cabot, AR, and Ruthell Smith and Margaret Lee, both of Gurdon, AR; two brothers, Carol Martin of Gurdon, AR, and Glen Martin of Hot Springs, AR; a sister-in-law, Blanche Martin of Arkadelphia, AR; 2 grandchildren; his nieces and nephews; and his friends. Interment was at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Plain Dealing with arrangements by Smith Funeral Home of Stamps, AR.

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MARTIN, Elon
RUSTON, LOUISIANA: Elon Martin, 85, died February 13, 2005. She attended Emmanuel Baptist Church, and operated Martin Day Care for over 30 years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Ferrell Martin, and by 7 brothers and sisters. She is survived by her children, Susan M. Hudson and husband Mike of Stonewall, Ferrell Martin and wife Jennie of Mineral Springs Community, and Bevon Martin of Rock Corner Community; her grandchildren, James Donald Raburn, Joseph Dean Raburn, Lee Martin, Aubree Cowan, James Martin, Rachel Martin and Ryan Martin; siblings, Margaret Jones, Otis Glass, Bobby Glass and Lamar Glass; and 43 nieces and nephews. Services were held at Emmanuel Baptist Church with Dr. Michael Hawley and Rev. Charles Harlon officiating. Burial was at Mineral Springs Cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Ruston, LA.

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MARTIN, Roland
BASTROP, LOUISIANA: Roland "Curly" Martin, 77, died November 15, 1999. He retired from International Paper Company, and attended Bonita Road Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Geneva Riles Martin; two daughters, LaFran Jaggers and husband Leroy of Bastrop and Pat DeShazo and husband Gary of Huttig; a son, Hubert Martin and wife Naydine of Sherman, TX; a sister, Mattie Lee Riles of Bastrop; two brothers, William Martin of Hamburg and James Martin of Monticello; 5 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Burial was at the Causey Cemetery under the direction of Golden's Funeral Home.

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MATHERNE, Glynn J., Sr.
HOUMA, LOUISIANA: Glynn J. Matherne Sr., 40, died August 31, 1997. He is survived by his wife, Linda Lodrigue Matherne; his mother, Malvina Trahan; one son, Glynn Matherne Jr.; three daughters, Ida and Tina Matherne and Kitty Bergeron; three brothers, Henry, Mark and Lynn John Matherne; one sister, Rose Blanchard; his grandmother and step grandfather, Irene and Leonard Bourg; and one grandchild. He was preceded in death by his father, Albert Matherne Sr.; two brothers, Gil and Albert Matherne Jr.; his maternal grandfather, Gibson Galliano; and his paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Augustine Matherne. Burial was at Bisland Cemetery, with arrangements handled by Samart Funeral Home.

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MATTHEWS, Salone
BASTROP, LOUISIANA: Salone Matthews, 65, died January 23, 2005. Services were held January 29, 2005 at the New Life Temple Church with pastor George Cooper officiating. Interment was at the Red Hill Cemetery with arrangements by Montgomery Funeral Home.

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MAY, Gordon J.
LOGANSPORT, LOUISIANA: Gordon J. May, 74, died July 30, 2005. Survivors include his wife, LaFaye May; two daughters, Vickie Hassell and Karen Matthews; a son, Mark May; 6 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; and a grandson, Adam Matthews. Services were held at Logansport First Baptist Church with Rev. Charles Hall and Rev. Al Turner officiating. Burial was at O.E. Price Cemetery.

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McBROOM, Myrtle
ARABI, LOUISIANA: Myrtle A. McBroom, 83, died January 26, 2000 in Arabi. She was born July 5, 1916 in Crenshaw County, AL to Cleveland and Laura Eiland Grover. She had been living in Arabi for 5 years, and was a former resident of DeFuniak Springs, FL, where she was a member of the Baldwin Avenue Baptist Church. She is survived by a daughter, Roslyn Daniel of Arabi; a brother, Rev. Wayne Grocer of Decatur, GA; 3 grandchildren; and 4 great-grandchildren. Interment was at Magnolia Cemetery in DeFuniak Springs, FL with arrangements by Clary-Godwin Funeral Home.

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McCALLISTER, James L.
RUSTON, LOUISIANA: James Leonard McCallister died February 13, 2009. He was born September 19, 1962 to James "Cap" Hatter and Laura M. Spivey. He worked for the Lincoln Parish School System, and was presently employed as head custodian at I.A. Lewis School. He is survived by his mother, Laura M. (Walter) Spivey; his father, James Hatter, Sr.; three sisters, Linetta (Lorenzo) Williams, Williene S. (Wayne) Woods of Ruston, and Julie (Earl) Atkins of Monroe; six brothers, Harold (Mabella) Cheffin, Eugene (Samantha) Spivey, and James (Sharonda) Hatter, Jr. all of Ruston, Ronald (Ruthie) Spivey of Simsboro, LA, Derrick Dunn of Houston, TX, and Christopher Hatter of Monroe, LA; his aunts and uncles; his nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by a brother, Clifford McCallister; and a nephew, Derrion M. Richards. Services were held at New Prosperity Baptist Church. Arrangements were handled by King's Funeral Home.

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McCARTER, Jane Ellen O'Brien
SHREVEPORT, LOUISIANA: Jane Ellen O'Brien McCarter, 81, died March 29, 2009. She was born April 27, 1927 to Harold and Adelaide O'Brien. Survivors include her sons, Andrew Franklin McCarter and wife Jane Cochran McCarter, and Franklin Christopher McCarter and wife Rachel McCarter, all of Shreveport, a daughter, Linda McCarter McConnell and husband Robert D.C. McConnell of Baton Rouge; her sisters, Nancy O'Brien Clarke, Susan O'Brien Jones, Adelaide O'Brien Sampson, and Patricia O'Brien Gruber, all of Dallas, TX; her brothers, Harold A. O'Brien, Jr. of Los Alamos, NM, and Robert J. O'Brien of Dallas, TX; and 8 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Carroll Franklin McCarter; a daughter, Karen McCarter Elliott; and a brother, John O'Brien. Interment was at Centuries Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Rose-Neath Funeral Home.

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McDONALD, Happy
WEST MONROE, LOUISIANA: Happy McDonald, 80, died June 20, 2005. She was born September 18, 1924. She attended the First Baptist Church of West Monroe, and owned Happy's Dress Shop for over 20 years. She was a former Regent of the Chief Tusquahoma Chapter of the D.A.R., and was a former State D.A.R. officer. Survivors include a sister, Mildred Salley; a sister-in-law, Eloise Stalk; two nephews, Jimmie McDonald and wife Dianne and Henry T. McDonald and wife Gayle; six nieces, Maggie McDonald, Terri Barr, Renee Davis, JoLynn Gates, Karen Gibb, and Becky Skipper; a great-aunt, Margie McDonald; 3 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; and a host of other family and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Henry S. McDonald and Martha McDonald; two brothers, Harry and James McDonald; and two nephews, Billy McDonald and Marshall McDonald. Services were held at the Feazel Chapel of the First Baptist Church with Rev. Mark Fenn officiating. Interment was at Clark Springs Cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home.

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McDONALD, William
SPEARSVILLE, LOUISIANA: William O. McDonald, 78, died July 24, 1976. He was a retired employee of the Union Parish Police Jury. Survivors include four sons, R. Ferrell McDonald of Holly Pond, AL, Drexel R. McDonald of Haughton, Thelbert M. McDonald of San Antonio, TX, and Bobby L McDonald of Keithsville; two daughters, Mrs. Ruth M. Murray of Shreveport and Mrs. Dianne Tanton of El Dorado, AR; a brother, Robert B. McDonald of Fort Worth, TX; two sisters, Mrs. Eva Mell of Fresno, CA and Mrs. Fannie Blair of Weatherford, TX; 15 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren. Services were held at Mount Union Baptist Church with Rev. Forrest Post officiating. Burial was at the church cemetery under the direction of Spears Funeral Home of Ruston, LA.

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McMORRIS, Betty Stafford
ALBANY, LOUISIANA: Betty Darlene Stafford McMorris, 56, died May 26, 2007. She is survived by two sons, Chris Sanders and Richard McMorris, both of Albany; two daughters, Katie Sykes of Holden, and Tammy McMorris of Albany; four sisters, Sheila Hano of Holden, Debra Meadours of Albany, Lynn Smith of Livingston, and Linda Stafford of Hemingway, SC; two brothers, David B. Stafford of French Settlement, and Tom Dooley Stafford of Livingston; her mother, Clovette Pierson of Hemingway, SC; 10 grandchildren; and her nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father, Walter Stafford; and a sister, Audrey Calvarouso. Interment was at Carter Cemetery under the direction of Geisler Funeral Home.

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MECHE, Francis
SULPHUR, LOUISIANA: Francis Meche, 70, died June 23, 2009. He attended Our Lady of Prompt Succor Catholic Church, and enjoyed reading and traveling. He is survived by his mother, Louise Granger; his sons, Timothy Meche and wife Cyndi, Anthony Meche, Francis Meche, Jr. and wife Patti, and Byron Meche and wife Mindy; a brother, George Meche; a sister, Mildred Vincent; 5 grandchildren; an aunt, Florence Cameron; and his beloved dog Sophie. He was preceded in death by his wife, Brenda Meche; and his father, Cyprian Meche. Burial was at Mimosa Pines Cemetery under the direction of Hixson-Sulphur Memorial Funeral Home.

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MENARD, Lula Mae
ERATH, LOUISIANA: Lula Mae Lange Menard, 83, died November 4, 2008. She was born April 26, 1925 to Whitney and Paula Lopez Lange. She was a housekeeper at Heritage Manor Nursing Home for over 20 years, and was a member of the American Legion Ladies' Auxiliary. She is survived by two sons, Russell Menard and Wilmer "Joe" Menard, both of Lafayette; a sister, Bertha David of Port Neches, TX; a brother, Curley Lange of Port Neches, TX; and 7 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Minos Menard; a son, Whitney Menard; her parents, Whitney and Paula Lopez Lange; two sisters, Lydie Trahan and Lucy Romero; and a brother, Dudley Lange. Services were held at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. Interment was at Our Lady of Lourdes Cemetery under the direction of David Funeral Home.

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MERCANTE, Ignatius Dominic
METAIRIE, LOUISIANA: Ignatius Dominic "I.D." Mercante, 78, died January 31, 2005. He retired from Jax Brewery, and was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He was a member of St. Catherine of Sienna Catholic Church, the Usher Society, the Holy Name Society, and the Maple Ridge Park Improvement Association. He was the husband of Shirley Lee Mercante, and the father of Denise Mercante Danna, Donald Mercante, Karen Mercante and Susan Mercante Walsh. He was the brother of Chris Fugarino and the late Carlo Mercante, the grandfather of Dawn Danna-Marullo, Staci Danna, Gary Danna, Jr., Lorenza Mercante, Anna Mercante, Dominic Mercante, Ian Walsh, Corey Walsh and Frank Marullo, III. He had 2 great-grandchildren. He was the son of the late Andrew and Josephine Monteleone Mercante. Services were held at St. Catherine of Sienna Catholic Church. Interment was at Lake Lawn Park Mausoleum.

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MERE, Adia Thomas
LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA: Adia Thomas Mere, 91, died October 18, 2006. She was born February 4, 1915. She was a former baker for College Oaks Cafeteria, and was well-known for her homemade bread and blackberry pie. She is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Dorothy and C.D. Terry, and Edith and Lloyd Lintzen, all of Lake Charles; a sister, Astozie Delaney of Lake Charles; 8 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and 11 great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Alcee Mere. Services were held at St. Margaret Catholic Church. Burial was at Consolata Cemetery by Johnson Funeral Home.

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MERRIN, Linda
FRANKLIN, LOUISIANA: Linda Hall Merrin, 64, died December 14, 2009. She was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses. She is survived by a son, Angelo Hall (Sandra) of New Iberia; four brothers, Adrian Hall (Detral), Renaldo Hall (Shelia), Ronald Hall of New Iberia, and Benjamin Hall (Margaret) of Omaha, NE; two sisters, Dorothy Lopez (Edward) of Youngsville, and Jessica Provost of New Iberia; 6 grandchildren; her nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, George Merrin; her parents, Benjamin Hall, Sr. and Florence Bowser Hall; a brother, August Hall; and a sister, Celestine Lopez. Arrangements were handled by Fletcher Funeral Home

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MEXIC, Bernice
NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA: Bernice Israel Mexic passed away March 30, 2011 in Metairie. She was born June 3, 1914 in New Orleans to Grover and Anna Silver Israel. Survivors include a daughter, Janice Oppenheim (Jay) of Metairie; a son, Daryl Mexic (Huddy) of Bethesda, MD; 5 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; her caregivers; and her friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Sam Mexic; and a sister, Velma Harris. Interment was at Anshe Sfard Cemetery in New Orleans under the direction of Tharp-Sontheimer-Tharp Funeral Home.

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MICELI, Charles R.
NEW IBERIA, LOUISIANA: Charles Raymond Miceli, 84, died April 12, 2008. He retired from Shell Oil Company. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, and a member of the Knights of Columbus. He is survived by a sister, Catherine Martinez and husband Lindon of Metairie; his brothers, Frank Miceli and wife Carol, Paul Miceli and wife Carolyn, all of Baton Rouge, Peter Miceli of Lafayette, and Walter Vincent Miceli and wife Marcia of Kissimmee, FL; 3 grandchildren; and his nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Gertrude Schexnayder Miceli; his parents, Charles Nathan Miceli and Rose Arnaud Miceli; a son, Carl Miceli; a sister, Mary Lee Adams; and his brothers, John Benjamin and Jacques "Jack" Miceli. Interment with military honors was at Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of David Funeral Home.

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MILAM, Hazel Hilton
RUSTON, LOUISIANA: Hazel Hilton Milam, 85, died March 6, 2009. She was born September 29, 1923 to the late William and Cora Cook Hilton. She held a degree in music from Louisiana Polytechnic Institute, and was a former vocal music director at Ruston High School. She attended Cook Baptist Church. She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Mark and Judy Milam of Shreveport, and Paul and Dana Milam of Ruston; two daughters and sons-in-law, Cindy and Jerry Singleton of Homer, and Kay and Blake Redd of The Woodlands, TX; two sisters-in-law, Etta Hilton and Patsy Hilton; 8 grandchildren; and 6 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Don Hayes Milam; and four siblings, Odell, Wince, Hayward, and Billy Hilton. Interment was at Greenwood Cemetery by Owens Funeral Home.

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MILLER, Eda Mae
BOGALUSA, LOUISIANA: Eda Mae Miller, 95, died March 17, 2006. Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Johnny and Pauline Leos of Bogalusa; 4 grandchildren; and 4 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a great-grandson, Banning Pounds. Interment was at Hillview Memorial Gardens under the direction of Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home.

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MILLER, Opal
BONITA, LOUISIANA: Opal Miller, 96, passed away February 25, 1999. She was a retired teacher, and attended Antioch Methodist Church. She was a graduate of Arkansas A&M College (now the University of Arkansas at Monticello). She taught in several schools, and also operated the T. P. Miller Company. She was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas Pryor and Fannie Hill Miller; a brother, Thomas Pryor Miller, Jr.; and two sisters, Pearline and Jewel Miller. Survivors include many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Interment was at Antioch Cemetery with arrangements by Cromwell Funeral Home of Hamburg, AR.

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MILLER, Tammy R.
BOGALUSA, LOUISIANA: Tammy Regina Miller, 41, died November 15, 2002. She was a member of St. John Temple Church of God in Christ. Among the survivors are her father, Charles Williams of North Highland, CA; her mother, Barbara Williams of Bogalusa; four sons, Jermaine, Jerrod, David and Michael Miller, all of Bogalusa; a daughter, Ciji Miller of Bogalusa; 2 granddaughters; three brothers, Christopher Williams, of Bogalusa, and Brian and Craig Williams of North Highland, CA; a sister, Bridget Scott of Baton Rouge; her grandmother, Willie Mae Williams of Bogalusa; seven aunts, Annie Rose Smith, Shirley Peters, Janice Pigott, Rose Rayford, Brenda Burris and Carrie Hicks, all of Bogalusa, and Arlene Nash of Houston, TX; two uncles, Donald and Kenneth Williams of Bogalusa; a niece; a nephew; and a host of cousins, other relatives, and friends. Services were held at St. John Temple Church of God in Christ with the Rev. Ernest Scott officiating. Interment was at Bogalusa Cemetery with arrangements by Cook-Richmond Funeral Home.

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MILLS, Emelda
PLATTENVILLE, LOUISIANA: Emelda "Na Nan" Mills, 89, died February 24, 2009. She is survived by two daughters, Marynell James of Dorseyville and Hazel Mills of Plattenville; six sons, Hayward Mills and wife Mary Ann of Thibodaux, Roynell Mills of Thibodaux, Stanley Mills and wife Betina of New Iberia, Ruben and wife Beverly of South Dakota, and Rudy and Darwin Mills of Plattenville; 22 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Hayward Mills, Sr.; a daughter, Grace Harris; and two sons, Nathaniel and Lionel Mills. Services were held at Wesley United Methodist Church in Napoleonville. Burial was at the church cemetery under the direction of Williams and Southall Funeral Home.

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MILTON, Almanzie
BAPTIST, LOUISIANA: Almanzie Milton, 88, died October 20, 2009. She is survived by two sons, Mack Milton, Jr. and wife Jean Ann, Hollis Gerald Milton, Sr. and wife Catherine; a daughter, Hilda Marie Milton Pier and husband Larry; a sister, Gladys B. Denham; 5 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Mack Milton, Sr.; a grandson, Troy Milton; and a sister, Oneta Skinner. Interment was at New Beulah Baptist Church Cemetery under the direction of Brandon G. Thompson Funeral Home.

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MILTON, Gary R.
BASTROP, LOUISIANA: Gary R. Milton, 62, died June 24, 2005. He was a retired mechanic. He attended Pine Grove Baptist Church, and served in the National Guard. Survivors include his daughters, Kim Land and husband Marchel Allen of Bearden, AR, and Kristy Milton of Bastrop; his sisters, Maxine Stevenson and husband Hosie of Winnsboro, Jimmie Lou Bradford and husband Hugh of Dallas, TX; and a brother, Don Milton and wife Mary of Florida. He was preceded in death by his wife, Sylvia Milton; a son, Darren Milton; his parents, James Andrew and Lilly Mae Milton; and two brothers, Thomas and Charles Milton. Services were held at the Golden Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. James Moffett officiating. Interment was at Pine Grove Baptist Church Cemetery with arrangements by Golden Funeral Home.

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MINIX, Clifton
RAYNE, LOUISIANA: Clifton Minix, 73, died March 23, 2004. He is survived by a brother, Frank Minix, of Rayne; one sister, Louella Montgomery, Rayne; and a host of nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Oralee Mouton; parents, Aristial Minix and Daisy James; three sisters, and three brothers. Services were held March 27, 2004 at the Duhon Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Loucille Loore officiating. Interment was at the Rayne Protestant Cemetery with arrangements by Duhon Funeral Home of Rayne, LA.

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MIRE, LeOscar
CROWLEY, LOUISIANA: LeOscar Mire, 95, died April 24, 2001. Survivors include two sisters, Gertrude M. and Ernest McLeod of Sulphur and Louise M. and Michael Gravino of Mountain View, Calif.; one brother, Walter and Ethel Mire of Lyons Point; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Leonard and Bella Mire; two sisters, Ella H. Mire Gaspard, Agnes Mire Williams; four brothers, Joseph, Theodore, Duval and Severn Mire. Services were held at Duhon Funeral Home Chapel in Crowley with Deacon Rodless Leleux officiating. Burial was at St. John the Baptist Cemetery in Lyons Point.

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MOBLEY, O'Dessa
SHREVEPORT, LOUISIANA: O'Dessa Nadine Mobley died July 7, 2007. She was born August 19, 1916. She retired after 30 years of employment in the medical field. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Blanchard. She is survived by a son, Elmer Allen Mobley and wife, Jo B. of Blanchard; a daughter, Dean Davis and husband Dave of Shreveport; her grandchildren, James Stone, Glen, Robert, Clay and Gary Owens; 11 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husband, Curtis A. Mobley; her parents, Lummie and Nellie E. McCann; and two sisters, Louise Lambert and Eunice Pipkin. Interment was at Springville Cemetery in Coushatta, LA under the direction of Rose-Neath Funeral Home.

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MOCK, David
SHREVEPORT, LOUISIANA: David Mock passed away February 20, 2005. He was born December 18, 1951. Services were held February 25, 2005 at the American Rose Center Chapel. He was preceded in death by his brother Gene Mock, Jr. He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Edwin E. Mock, Sr and a twin sister, Dee Mock, all of Shreveport; a sister-in-law, Deborah Mock; a niece, Leslie Mock; and a nephew, Wynn Mock of Baton Rouge; a longtime family friend, Margaret Bray of Shreveport; an aunt and numerous cousins.

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MOFFETT, Lanell Taylor
COVINGTON, LOUISIANA: Lanell Taylor Moffett, 79, died December 22, 2005. Survivors include her daughters, Jonell "Jody" Moffett and fiance, Lenny LaPlace, and Lauren "Cissy" Glass and fiance, Larry Christ; a sister, Hazel Cooper; a brother, Arnold Taylor; 6 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph W. Moffett; and two grandchildren, Jason T. Sears and Joseph R. Mendow. A funeral Mass was held at E.J. Fielding Funeral Home in Covington. Interment was at Fussell Cemetery.

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MONGER, Helen
JENNINGS, LOUISIANA: Helen May Cormier Monger, 83, died January 21, 2009. She was a member of Our Savior's Church. She is survived by two sons, Alfred M. Monger II and Karl W. Monger, both of Jennings; 4 grandchildren; and 7 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Eugena and Anna Doucet Cormier; her husband, Alfred Monger; and a daughter, Cheryl Monger. Burial was at Greenwood Cemetery under the direction of Miguez Funeral Home.

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MONTGOMERY, Willie Mae
GONZALES, LOUISIANA: Willie Mae Montgomery, 93, died September 30, 2005 at her residence. She was an elementary school teacher, and had taught in Mississippi, Louisiana and Arkansas for 43 years. Survivors include her husband of 59 years, William V. Montgomery; and her nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, William C. and Katie Mae Shaddock Ezell; two brothers, Elzie and George Ezell; and a sister, Maxine Ezell Cauble. Services were held at the First United Methodist Church of Gonzales with arrangements by Ourso Funeral Home. Additional arrangements were handled by Benton Funeral Home of Fordyce, Arkansas. Interment was at the Princeton Cemetery in Princeton, AR.

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MOORE, Johnny
MINDEN, LOUISIANA: Johnny N. Moore, 92, died November 15, 2002. He was a retired salesman with Ken Burnham Chevrolet in Minden. He was a World War II veteran. He attended the First Baptist Church in Minden, and belonged to the Civitans and the VFW. Survivors include two nieces, Betty Palmer of Springhill, and Linda Sample of Trinity, TX; and a number of nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Annie Ruth Frye Moore. Interment at Gardens of Memory Cemetery in Minden with arrangements by Rose-Neath Funeral Home.

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MOORE, Mary
WINNSBORO, LOUISIANA: Mary Minta Moore, 86, died September 5, 2005. She was a retired public school teacher, and attended the First United Methodist Church of Winnsboro. She is survived by several cousins, Thomas C. Wooldridge, M.D., of Franklin Parish, LA; Robert Tomlinson of Haynesville, LA; Pamela H. Brown of Henderson, TX; Jack Bailey of Shreveport, LA; Bill Jackson, Jr. of Denver, CO; Frances Holloway of Bastrop, LA; Jack Reily of Olla, LA; and Virginia Houston of Shreveport, LA. She was preceded in death by her parents, Emmett B. Moore and Mary Gustavus Reily; and a brother, Emmett Brumoy Moore, Jr. Services were held at the chapel of Mulhearn Funeral Home the Rev. William Moon III officiating. Interment was at Providence Memorial Cemetery.

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MOORMAN, Clarence M.
NATCHITOCHES, LOUISIANA: Clarence Mitchell Moorman, 82, died May 25, 2007. He was born May 8, 1925. He was a longtime school teacher, and attended Fountain of Life United Pentecostal Church. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He is survived by a son, Bill Moorman of Natchitoches; a grandchild; and 2 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife of over 50 fifty years, Rose Moorman; his parents; and a twin sister. Interment was at Fern Park Cemetery under the direction of Blanchard St. Denis Funeral Home.

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MORET, Adoria LaCoste
NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA: Adoria "Nanny" LaCoste Moret passed away June 27, 2007. She was a member of Ephesus Seventh Day Adventist Church. She was the widow of Ernest J. Moret. Jr. She was the daughter of the late Sidney and Esther Simeon LaCoste, and the sister of Esther L. Darmas, Elma L. McClain and Ferrell J. LaCoste, Sr. She was the sister-in-law of Vienna J. LaCoste and the late Walter L. Darmas, Sr., the godmother of Sabrina L. Smith and the late Walter L. Darmas, Jr., and the friend of Emelda Lewis. Other survivors include 12 nieces and nephews; 22 great-nieces and nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends, and her church family. Services were held at Ephesus Seventh Day Adventist Church. Interment was at St. Louis #3 Cemetery under the direction of Charbonnet-Labat-Glapion Funeral Home.

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MORNAY, Conrad A., Sr.
NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA: Conrad Albert Mornay, Sr., died September 4, 2007. He was a hospital worker for over 25 years. He was the husband of Jacqueline Briscoe Mornay, and the son of the late Emile and Agnes Conrad Mornay. He was the father of April, Conrad, Jr., and Shawn Mornay. Other survivors include 9 grandchildren; brother and sisters-in-law, Beverly, Ernest and Brenda Briscoe, Theresa and Rose Mornay; a special nephew, Kenneth Arthur; and many other relatives and friends. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church. Interment was at Greenwood Cemetery with arrangements entrusted to Charbonnet-Labat-Glapion Funeral Home.

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MOSES, Jerlean Coleman
ANGIE, LOUISIANA: Jerlean Coleman Moses died June 1, 2006. She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Marie and Christopher Jefferson of Angie; 2 grandsons; a sister, Essie Mae McCullum of Laurel, MS; and two sisters-in-law, Rosemary Moses of Richmond, CA and Frances Moses of Washington, DC. She was preceded in death by her parents, William Coleman and Mary Myers Coleman; two brothers, Dee Coleman and Alf Coleman; and two sisters, Lilly Coleman and Coreen Kirskey. Services were held at Wesley Ray United Methodist Church. Interment was at Nora Davis Cemetery in Laurel, MS under the direction of Brown's Mortuary.

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MOSES, Louis Jesse
ANGIE, LOUISIANA: Louis Jesse Moses, 87, died September 17, 2004. He was a graduate of the Tuskegee Institute, and a veteran of the U.S. Army. He also worked as a supervisor for the White Motor Trucking Company in Cleveland, OH. He was married to Estella Moses, and the couple had three daughters, Tappet, Ester and Patsy. He later married Jerlean Coleman Moses, with whom he had a daughter, Marie. Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Jerlean C. Moses; a daughter, Marie (Christopher) Jefferson of Angie; 2 grandsons; three sisters, Rosemary Moses of Richmond, CA, Frances Moses of Washington, DC, and Essie Mae McCullum of Laurel, MS; 18 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; 7 great-great grandchildren; his cousins, nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Louis and Emma Brown Moses; a son, Otis Moses; three sisters, Una, Mary and Beatrice Moses; and 11 brothers, Conley, Frank, Monroe, Theodore, Jerry, Madison, Robert, Lovie, Curtis, Sagie, and Ozell Moses. Services were held at Wesley Ray United Methodist Church. Burial was at Nora Davis Cemetery in Laurel, MS by Brown Mortuary, Inc.

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MOSTKOFF, Doris R. Arst
BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA: Doris Rhea Arst Mostkoff died December 21, 2006. Survivors include a son, Dale Mostkoff of Eugene, Oregon; a daughter, Anne Mostkoff of Wyoming; and brothers, Paul Arst of Baton Rouge and Norton Arst of California. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold "Skeeter" Mostkoff. Graveside services were held at the Jewish Cemetery with Rabbi Stanton Zamek officiating. Arrangements were handled by Rabenhorst Funeral Home.

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MULHEARN, Robert F.
WINNSBORO, LOUISIANA: Robert F. Mulhearn, 88, died February 7, 2005. "Bobby" Mulhearn was a long-time resident of Winnsboro. He moved there in 1938 to run the family-owned funeral business. He eventually became the mayor of Winnsboro, having previously served two terms on the Town Council. At age 30, he was the youngest mayor in the state, and also had the distinction of serving as mayor at the same time that his brother, the late John E. Mulhearn, held the same post in Rayville. Bobby Mulhearn served as mayor until 1962. He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Winnsboro, and served in a number of civic, professional, and service organizations, including the Winnsboro Lions Club, Winnsboro Chamber of Commerce, Louisiana State Florist Association, and the Winnsboro Masonic Lodge. He is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Fred and Roxanne Mulhearn of Denham Springs; grandsons Dylan Mulhearn and Rob Mulhearn and Rob's wife Tammy, all of Denham Springs; and a sister Alwine Mulhearn Ragland of Tallulah. He was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Lucile Robinson Mulhearn; a daughter, Mary Margaret Mulhearn; brothers, Peter S. Mulhearn Jr., Thomas H. Mulhearn, and John Ernest Mulhearn; and sisters Caroline S. Mulhearn and Margaret Mulhearn Garrett. Services were held at the chapel of Mulhearn Funeral Home in Winnsboro with Rev. Wybra Price II officiating. Burial was at Myrtle Memorial Cemetery in Winnsboro with arrangements by Mulhearn Funeral Home.

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MUNIZZA, Glenda
BOGALUSA, LOUISIANA: Glenda Joyce Munizza, 53, died July 30, 2010. She was employed by Northshore EMS, and was a member of Talley's Chapel. She is survived by her husband, Tony Munizza; two daughters, Jenny (Shane) Bennett of Bogalusa, and Connie (Steven) Little of Roseland; two sons, Michael Baggett and Danny (Traci) Munizza, both of Bogalusa; her mother, Hazel Gregorie of Baton Rouge; two brothers, Rickey Wilson of Baton Rouge, and Jimmy Wilson of Bogalusa; three sisters, Shelia Nelson of Bruton, AL, Linda Fuller of Bogalusa, and Debbie Fuller of Denham Springs; three stepbrothers; and 7 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her father, Ramsey Wilson; and a brother-in-law, John Fuller. Burial was at Hunt-Jenkins Cemetery with arrangements by Brown-McGehee Funeral Home.

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MUNSELL, Para Belle Cox Sharkey
AMITE, LOUISIANA: Para Belle Cox Sharkey Munsell, 75, died April 28, 2006. She was born February 7, 1931 in New Orleans to the late Austin H. and Octavia Watts Dykes. She was a homemaker, and also worked for many years at Kellwood Company in Liberty. She attended Montpelier United Methodist Church. Survivors include her husband of 32 years, Charles Munsell of Amite; four sons and three daughters-in-law, Gene and Glenda Sharkey of McComb, Tim and Elsie Sharkey of Kentwood, La., Henry L. Cox of Amite and Steve and Luan Munsell of Denham Springs, La.; a daughter and son-in-law, Judy and Twig Webb of Magnolia; 14 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and numerous friends and caretakers. Services were held at Montpelier United Methodist Church in Montpelier, LA with the Rev. Rand Guy and the Rev. Lewis M. Morris, Jr. officiating. Burial was at Sharkey Cemetery in Amite with arrangements by Catchings Funeral Home of McComb, MS.

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MURPHY, Audie
BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA: Audie Murphy, 45, died in April of 2007. He was a cook and a U.S. Army veteran. He is survived by his mother, Bessie Murphy Amonds; his father, LeRoy and wife Mary Young; five sisters, Karen, Votika, Vanessa, Meci and Deidre; and a brother, LeRoy, Jr. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Alex and Elizabeth Murphy and Viola and David Young; and a sister, Bridgett. Services were held at Winnfield Funeral Home with Rev. C.W. McKnight presiding. Interment was at Port Hudson National Cemetery.

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MUSE, Corestine Williams
PAINCOURTVILLE, LOUISIANA: Corestine "MaMa Tine" Muse, 95, passed away November 15, 2008. She was a member of the Usher Board at St. Charles Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband, Griffin Muse, Jr.; two daughters and spouses, Cora Lee and Eugene Jones and Verina and Willie James, all of New Orleans; a sister, Gertrude Hall of Atlanta; 9 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; 4 great-great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Julia and Willie Williams, Sr.; a son, Samuel Muse; and three brothers, Augusta, Willie and Ollie Williams. Services were held at St. Charles Baptist Church in Paincourtville. Burial was at the church cemetery under the direction of Williams and Southall Funeral Home.

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NAQUIN, Alice Arcement
THIBODAUX, LOUISIANA: Alice Arcement Naquin, 85, died January 21, 2006. She was a graduate of Louisiana Technical College. Survivors include one son, Robert R. Naquin; six daughters, Sally N. Lederer, Nellie N. Carpenter, Belle N. Toups, Joy A. Naquin, Regina R. Naquin and Maxine M. Naquin; two brothers, Francis Arcement and Raymond Arcement; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and one step-great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edmond Naquin Sr.; her parents, Ettienne Arcement and Esma Martinez Arcement; one son, Edmond Naquin, Jr.; two brothers, Chester Arcement and Russell Arcement; and one grandson, Nicholas Lederer. Services were held at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, followed by interment at the church cemetery.

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NARO, Lorraine
NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA: Lorraine Sposito Naro, 84, died December 23, 2009. She was born February 23, 1925. She is survived by a daughter, Susan Sanchez; a son-in-law, Paul Sanchez; 3 grandchildren; a great-grandchild; and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Louis A. Naro; and a daughter Janet M. Naro. Interment was at St. Patrick #1 Cemetery by Greenwood Funeral Home.

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NASH, Velma Fancher
DeRIDDER, LOUISIANA: Velma Fancher Nash, 93, died December 11, 2008. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. She is survived by 7 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; and a great-great grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Acie T. Nash; a daughter, June Jenkins; and a grandson, Shannon Lynch. Burial was at Cannon Cemetery in Merryville, LA under the direction of Myers-Colonial Funeral Home.

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NEAL, Dalton
WEST MONROE, LOUISIANA: Dalton Neal, 60, died November 9, 2004. He was born January 19, 1944. He is survived by his wife, Evelyn Neal; three children, Tony Neal and wife Kim of Calhoun, Tracy Neal of West Monroe, and Terry Neal and wife Lea of Calhoun; his mother, Elvie Neal; a sister, Flo Lee; a sister-in-law, Flora Spillers and husband Don of West Monroe; his nieces and nephews; and 5 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father, George A. Neal; and a brother, Ralph Neal. Interment was at Aulds Chapel Cemetery with arrangements by Kilpatrick Funeral Home.

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NEAL, Evelyn Halsey
WEST MONROE, LOUISIANA: Evelyn Halsey Neal, 64, died November 25, 2008. She was born November 2, 1944. She attended White's Ferry Road Church of Christ. She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law; Tony and Kim Neal, and Terry and Lea Neal; a daughter and son-in-law, Tracy and Phil Hobbs; a sister, Flora Spillers and husband Don; a sister-in-law; Florence Lee; and 5 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dalton Neal; and her parents, Philip Halsey and Annie Harper Halsey. Services were held at White's Ferry Road Church of Christ. Interment was at Aulds Chapel Cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home.

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NEATHERY, Doris
RAYVILLE, LOUISIANA: Doris M. Neathery, 83, died March 6, 2009 in Rayville. She was born May 6, 1925 in Smackover, AR to Thomas J. and Minnie E. McCartney. She is survived by a son, Larry Neathery of Rayville; two daughters, Brenda Thomas (Danny) of Rayville, and Martha Neathery of Salsbury, NC; a sister, Eddie Mae Cline of Mangham; 5 grandchildren; and 5 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Alson Scott Neathery; her parents; a sister; and three brothers. Interment was at Lynn Cemetery in Archibald, LA under the direction of Brown-Holley Funeral Home.

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NEWMAN, Eva HAMMOND, LOUISIANA: Eva Delores Newman, 84, died November 7, 2009. She was born April 9, 1925. She is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Frances and Eugene Short, and Patricia and Johnny Monistere, Sr.; 4 grandchildren; and 7 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Aristle Gregoire and Corneila Picou Gregoire; and two brothers, Adam and Morgan Gregoire. Interment was at Sand Hill Cemetery under the direction of Harry McKneely and Son Funeral Home.

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NICKENS, Larry Dale
TICKFAW, LOUISIANA: Larry Dale Nickens, 47, died December 25, 2009. He was born July 11, 1962 to Margie Rogers Nickens and the late Millard Nickens, Jr. He was a carpenter. He is survived by two sisters and brothers-in-law, Jo Anne and Thomas Addison, and Priscilla and John Curtis; a niece, Ashley Traylor; and a nephew, Joseph Locicero. He was preceded in death by his wife, Vicki Locicero Nickens. Interment was at Jerusalem Baptist Church Cemetery under the direction of Harry McKneely and Son Funeral Home.

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NOLAN, Daisy
ABBEVILLE, LOUISIANA: Daisy Marie Nolan, 54, died December 24, 2010 at a local hospital. She was born July 24, 1954. She was a longtime employee of Robie's Supermarket. Survivors include her husband, Rod Nolan of Abbeville; her mother, Marvis F. Nolan (Willie, Sr.) of Abbeville; her sisters, Sandra Shelvin (Donald Ray) of Abbeville, Michelle Borden of Moss Point, MS; Etta Rae Hills (Willie) of Lucedale, MS, Christine Borden of Three Rivers, MS, and Ida Borden Lewis of Houston, TX; her brothers, Rev. Terrance Wells, Sr. (Cheryl) of Harleston, MS, and Willie G. Nolan (Sylvia) and Anthony E. Borden, all of Abbeville; her stepbrothers and stepsisters; a grandmother, Odessa Madison of Harleston, MS; her aunts, Alice Levine (Chris) and Julia Ned, all of Abbeville; her uncles, Claude Wells of Lucedale, MS, and Alphonse Simmons of Moss Point, MS; a great-uncle, Harvey Fairley of Moss Point MS; a brother-in-law, Ted Nolan (Brenda) of Abbeville; a sister-in-law, Lana Graham (Willard) of Abbeville; her cousins; her nieces and nephews; and her friends, including Brenda Mire of Abbeville. She was preceded in death by her father, Metro Louis Borden; a sister, Joyce Guyton; a brother, Mitchell Louis Borden; her mother-in-law, Maudry Hoffpauir; a grandfather, Robert Madison; and two nephews. Services were held at Macedonia Baptist Church. Interment was at St. Paul Cemetery by David Funeral Home.

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NORMAN, Wynona Fortson
PRAIRIEVILLE, LOUISIANA: Wynona Fay Fortson Norman, 82, died March 2, 2005. Survivors include four daughters, Lyndall Nichols, Barbara Jahan, Jacquelyn Evans and Jane Bueche; two sons, John Norman III and James Norman Sr.; a sister, Martha Bienvenu; four brothers, Herbert, Arthur, Richard and Charles Fortson; 16 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Norman Jr.; her parents, Herbert and Estelle Fortson; and a brother, Melvin Fortson. A memorial service was held at the Prairieville Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses.

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NORRIS, Dixie Smith
CHOUDRANT, LOUISIANA: Dixie V. Smith Norris, 87, died October 26, 2005. She was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church in Ruston. She is survived by her daughters, Glenda Pipes and husband Bert of Choudrant, La., Mickey Hollis and husband Victor of Choudrant; son, Malcolm Eugene Norris and wife Andi of Southhaven, Miss., daughter, Shirley Haynes of Phoenix, Ariz.; her grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Malcolm M. Norris; and two granddaughters. Services were held at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Ruston with Dr. Michael Hawley presiding. Interment was at Sibley Cemetery in Choudrant with arrangements by Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Ruston, LA.

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NORRIS, Minnie
DELHI, LOUISIANA: Minnie Tadlock Norris, 101, died March 4, 1986. She was survived by her nieces and nephews. Interment was at Roselawn Cemetery in Junction City, Arkansas with arrangements by Cox Funeral Home.

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NUSCHLER, Andrew N.
COVINGTON, LOUISIANA: Andrew Noel "Bill" Nuschler, 78, passed away January 17, 2004. He was preceded in death by his wife, Doris Labasse Nuschler. He was the father of Wayne Andrew Nuschler, Randy Noel Nuschler and Drew Jay Nuschler; brother of Joseph Calvin Nuschler, Joyce Nuschler Hendrix, Rosemary Nuschler Blissett and the late John J. Nuschler, Edwin Arthur Nuschler and Ruth Nuschler Argeanton. Other survivors include five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Interment was at Barker McManus Cemetery with arrangements by Schoen Funeral Home.

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OALMANN, Linda Morse
COVINGTON, LOUISIANA: Linda Oalmann, 55, died February 9, 2006. Survivors include her husband, R.L. Oalmann; her children, Roy L. Oalmann III and wife Stephanie, April O. Gardner and husband David, and Carrie E. Oalmann; a brother, Lucious W. Morse; her sisters, Kathy Sharp, Judy Crawford, and Donna Little; her mother, Betty Morse; a grandmother, Elmira T. Thompson; 5 grandchildren; and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her father, Lucious Morse; and her stepfather, Emmette Thigpen. Services were held at Landmark Church of God. Interment was at Oalmann Cemetery under the direction of Bagnell and Son Funeral Home.

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O'HUSKY, Kellie Renaye
BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA: Kellie Renaye O'Husky, age 5 months, died March 6, 2005. She is survived by her mother and stepfather, Kathryn and Robert Kerst; brother, Robert Allen O'Husky; maternal grandfather, Robert Allen O'Husky; maternal grandmother, Mary Lee O'Husky; grandparents, Kathy and Ray Leteff; aunts, Connie Ballard, Kristie Hayden and Brooklyn Ardoin; uncle, Edmund O'Husky; great-aunt and great-uncle, John and Janet Campbell; and cousins, John and Jaleen Campbell. Services were held at Parkview Baptist Church on March 8, 2005, Rev. Ron Tyndall and Rev. Sonny Spurlock officiating. Interment was at Resthaven Gardens of Memory.

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OLIVE, Arthur
NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA: Arthur Olive, 78, died June 18, 2007. He was born July 1, 1928 to Rev. Preston Samuel Olive, Sr. and Mosanna Randolph Olive Cox. He was mechanic at Automotive Clutch and Brake with over 40 of service. He was a faithful member and usher at Mount Zion Methodist Church. He was also a charter member of the Zulu Social Aid and Pleasure Club. He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Ruby Noil Olive; three children, Brenda Richard, Shari Hicks, and Allen Francois, Jr.; 5 grandchildren; two siblings, Thelma Olive Wells of Toledo, OH and David Olive of Seattle WA; his brothers-in-law, Henry Neal and Elmer Simmons; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; his stepfather, Willie Cox; three brothers, James Olive, Preston Olive, and Wilbert Olive; and two sisters, Helen Neal and Rosemary Simmons. Interment was at Lake Lawn Metairie Cemetery under the direction of Charbonnet-Labat-Glapion Funeral Home.

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OLIVIER, Mary
LOREAUVILLE, LOUISIANA: Mary Olive Olivier, 69, died September 25, 2009. She attended Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church. She is survived by three sons, Joseph Felton Olivier, Sr. (Laurie) of New Iberia, Calvin Olivier of Loreauville, and Walter Olivier, Sr. (Jackie) of Franklin; five daughters, Cheri Olivier (Milton), Mary Doris Olivier, and Janice Olivier (Leslie) of Loreauville, and Rita Tauriac (Nicholas) and Anna Martin (Raymond) of New Iberia; a godson, Raymond Jones of New Iberia; 25 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; her nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Hurley Olivier, Sr.; her parents, Clema Doucette and Louise Anthony; a daughter, Geraldine O. Mallery; a son, John Hurley Olivier, Jr.; and a brother, John Murphy Doucette. Services were held at Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church. Interment was at All Saints Cemetery by Fletcher Funeral Home.

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OLIVO, Marvin L.
MONROE, LOUISIANA: Marvin L. Olivo, 81, died September 3, 2006. He was born April 21, 1925. Originally from Monroe, he owned a concrete business in Slidell for many years. Survivors include his wife, Luvenia Olivo; a sister, Lola Shipley; his children, Helen Gable of Monroe, LA; Buddy Olivo and wife Brenda of Slidell, LA; Gail Bass and husband John of West Monroe, LA; Tracy Olivo and wife Evie of Slidell, LA; his stepchildren, Brenda Smith and husband Travis of West Monroe, LA; Terry Patterson and husband David of Columbia, LA; and Mike Tharpe of Slidell, LA; 14 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Services were held at the Kilpatrick Funeral Home Chapel in Monroe, LA with Rev. Joel Brackett officiating. Interment was at Hall Cemetery.

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ORDOYNE, Marlene Theriot
FRANKLINTON, LOUISIANA: Marlene Theriot Ordoyne, 68, died September 24, 2009. She is survived by a daughter, Michelle Hill; two sons: Troy (Apri) Ordoyne and Floyd (Tracey) Ordoyne, Jr., both of Franklinton; a daughter-in-law, Melissa Ordoyne of Franklinton; a brother, Kevin (Evelyn) Theriot of Marrero; a sister, Sue Allo of Marrero; and 11 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Floyd Ordoyne, Sr.; a son, Brian Ordoyne; her parents, Lawrence and Lillian Aguilar Theriot; a sister, Betty Territo; and her in-laws, Freddie and Edna Ordoyne. Burial was at Pleasant Hill Cemetery with arrangements by Crain Funeral Home.

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ORTEGA, Maria Martinez
JEANERETTE, LOUISIANA: Maria Juventina "Tina" Martinez, 92, died November 14, 2007. She was born January 25, 1915. She was a graduate of Sacred Heart of San Luis Potosi in Mexico, and held a botany degree. She enjoyed knitting and praying the rosary. She was a native of Tampico, Mexico, and had been a resident of Jeanerette for over 50 years. She is survived by a son, Joaquin Ortega, Jr. and wife Betty of New Iberia; and 2 grandsons. She was preceded in death by her husband; Joaquin Ortega, Sr., her parents, Timoteo and Inocencia Tovar Martinez; three brothers, Federico, Salvador, and Jose Angel Martinez; and two sisters, Maria Esther Martinez Colorado, and Maria Genoneva Maritnez Rangel. Services were held at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Interment was at St. John's Cemetery by David Funeral Home.

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ORTEGO, Wilda Marie
BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA: Wilda Marie Ortego, 67, passed away December 30, 2004. She attended Hebron Baptist Church in Denham Springs, and was active with the Pairs and Spares Sunday School class. She is survived by her husband of 47 years, Gilbert Ortego; three sons, Dennis Ortego, Phil Ortego and wife Chris, and David Ortego and wife, Wendy; two daughters, Peggy Andrews and husband Keith, and Cheryl Fay Barlow and husband John; a sister, Ruby Folks and husband Calvin; and 10 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Orelien and Maria Taylor Matte; and an infant son, Gilbert Ortego III. Interment was at Denham Springs Memorial Cemetery.

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OURSO, Vickie Smith
MONROE, LOUISIANA: Vickie Diane Smith Ourso, 49, passed away November 7, 2004. She was born February 25, 1955. She was an emergency room nurse at Citizens' Medical Center in Columbia, and worked for 16 years for Dr. Sanit Sirikul in Jena, LA. She was survived by her best friend and love of her life, Bill Johnson; two children, Nichelle Dawn Ourso and Colby Nere Ourso; her mother: Bonnie V. Hawsey Smith; five sisters, June Poole and husband Chuck, Marilyn Wiggins and husband Tim, Margaret Copeland and husband Glenn, Sharon Pate and husband Gary, and Rhonda George and husband Rev. De'L; a brother, Joseph Smith; and her nieces and nephews. Services were held at Living Way Apostolic Church. Interment was at Monroe Memorial Park with arrangements by Kilpatrick Funeral Home.

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PACE, Harvey
DRY PRONG, LOUISIANA: Harvey Oliver Pace, 91, died February 7, 2007. He was a retired logger, and attended the First Baptist Church of Dry Prong. He was born April 13, 1915. He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Dora Hudnell Pace; a son and daughter-in-law, Howard and Deborah Pace of Dry Prong; two daughters and sons-in-law, Maurita and Larry Hollowell of Ball, and Carol and Bruce George of Benton; 16 grandchildren; and his great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Herman Walter Pace; and his parents, John and Docia Pace. Services were held at the First Baptist Church of Dry Prong. Burial was at Dry Prong Cemetery by Rush Funeral Home.

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PAINICH, Willie Mae
WEST MONROE, LOUISIANA: Willie Mae Irby Painich, 85, died May 27, 2007. She was born August 11, 1921. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of West Monroe, where she taught Sunday school for over 50 years. She traveled throughout the state doing children's ministries for the church. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, having served as Worthy Grand Matron; she traveled the country representing Louisiana, and received numerous honorary awards from various states. She is survived by a son-in-law, Pat Anderson; 3 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Vera Painich and husband Willie, and Juanita Cooper. She was preceded in death by her husband, Johnnie Painich; a daughter, John Ann Anderson; two brothers, Malville Irby and T.J. "Pee Wee" Irby; and a sister, Bertille Prager. Interment was at Mulhearn Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home.

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PALAZZO, Angelina Aidone
PLAQUEMINE, LOUISIANA: Angelina Aidone Palazzo, 75, died January 7, 2007. She worked in retail for 30 years for both West Brothers and Weill's Department Store. Survivors include a daughter, Susie Palazzo Borruano and husband Angelo; a son, Mark Joseph Palazzo and wife Marcella; 5 grandchildren; three sisters, Josie Aidone Gourgues, Rosa Lee Aidone Lyall and Frances Aidone Ferachi; two brothers, Victor Aidone and Frank Aidone; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Anthony Palazzo; her parents, Antonio and Frances Aidone; and her sisters, Mary Aidone Denicola and Tena Aidone Ache� Viccellio. Services were held at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church with the Rev. Cleo Milano and the Rev. Jerome Dugas officiating. Entombment was at Grace Memorial Park Mausoleum under the direction of Wilbert Funeral Home.

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PALKO, Pearl
ALEXANDRIA, LOUISIANA: Pearl Ruth Palko, 69, died January 14, 2007. She was born October 2, 1937 to Harry Robert Madden and Vera Carmack Madden. She was a retired assistant admitting supervisor at Huey P. Long Hospital. She is survived by two daughters and a son-in-law, Kayla and Bryan Book of Montgomery, and Verna Elliott of Alexandria; two sons, Paul Elliott of Negreet, and Jerry Elliott of Alexandria; a brother and sister-in-law, Samuel and Cindy Glatt of Brookline, NH; a sister, Louise Glatt of Otis; 4 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends. Burial was at Calvary Baptist Church Cemetery under the direction of Rush Funeral Home.

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PALMATARY, William H.
NATCHITOCHES, LOUISIANA: William Henry Palmatary, 67, died September 28, 2008. He was born February 7, 1941. He was a graduate of Georgia Tech, and held a degree in chemical engineering. He retired from the H.B. Fuller Company after 38 years of service. He enjoyed fishing, and was a baseball player and coach. He is survived by his wife, Judith Kay Palmatary; a daughter and son-in-law, Eden and Jeff Fields of Hillsborough, NC; a son, Bill Palmatary of Hilliard, OH; a sister and brother-in-law, Barbara and Dan Zuckek of Phoenix, AZ; 2 grandchildren; an aunt, Eleanor Jurich of Media, PA; and his nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, William Palmatary and Alice Schneider Palmatary. Services were held at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Interment was at American Cemetery by Blanchard St. Denis Funeral Home.

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PANZECA, John
NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA: John Panzeca, 93, died July 21, 1999. He was the husband of Irma Wilson Panzeca and father of Angela Hagen, Wilma Pretus, Salvatore and John "Jack" Robert Panzeca and the late George Panzeca. He was the son of the late Angela Rini Panzeca and George Panzeca, and brother of the late Phillipa Cusimano, Josephine Ortalano, Giavana Mariano, Mary Pervel, Salvadora Nordstrum and Frank Panzeca. He is also survived by 16 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Services were held at Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Church. Internment was at St. Vincent De Paul Cemetery #2.

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PARDO, Joseph
TICKFAW, LOUISIANA: Joseph Pardo, 84, died May 6, 2009. He was born on December 10, 1924. He was a retired bottling mechanic for Coca-Cola. He is survived by two daughters, Catherine Fortenberry and Andrea Pardo; a son, John Pardo; a sister, Rosalie Morgan; a brother, Vincent Pardo; 9 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Phillpot Pardo; his parents, John Pardo and Mary Angelo Pardo; a brother, Tony Pardo; and a half-brother, Joseph Bruno. Interment was at Rose Memorial Park Cemetery in Hammond, LA with arrangements by Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home.

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PARENT, Randolph
HAMMOND, LOUISIANA: Randolph "Randy" Parent, 58, died December 21, 2009. He was born March 23, 1951. He was a member of Jerusalem Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Fay Parent; three daughters, Jessica Cygielnik, Kimberly Wilkins, and Tiffany Cuevas; a son, Billy Landrum; 8 grandchildren and one on the way; and two brothers, Rodney Parent and Jimmy Parent. He was preceded in death by his parents, Mary Estelle Holden and Clifton Parent; two sisters, Gwen Parent Goudeau and Jannelle Parent Salmon; and three brothers, Gary, C.J., and Richard Parent. Interment was at Jerusalem Baptist Church Cemetery under the direction of Harry McKneely and Son Funeral Home.

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PARKS, Edna J.
PARADIS, LOUISIANA: Edna Josephine Folse Parks, 100, passed away on November 22, 2003. Survivors include her sons, Wilmer P., Venis A., Raymond P., Terry J. and Gary P. Parks; daughters Velma Dufrene and Ethel Savoie; 19 grandchildren; 37 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Omer and Josephine Guidry Folse; brothers Columbus, Milton and Tilton Folse; and a sister, Hilda Daigle. A funeral Mass was held at St. John the Baptist Church in Paradis, LA.

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PARKS, Peggy Jeane Greene
DENHAM SPRINGS, LOUISIANA: Peggy Jeane Greene Parks died February 4, 2005 in Denham Springs. She was 73. She was a retired apartment manager at Belle Monte Victoria for 15 years. She is survived by a daughter, Tracy Denise Smith Sibley, Denham Springs; a son, Blake Greene, Gulfport, Miss.; and a granddaughter, Crystal Jeane Smith. Preceded in death by her mother, Lucille Hubbard Weseman; and father, W. Weseman. She was of the Full Gospel faith. Arrangements by Seale Funeral Home of Denham Springs.

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PATERO, Joseph A.
SHREVEPORT, LOUISIANA: Joseph Andrew "Joe" Patero, 81, died February 13, 2009. He was born February 4, 1928 to Charlie and Rose Carriere Patero. He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Billie Patero; three sons, Charlie Patero, Willis Patero, and Andrew Patero and wife Dorothy; a daughter, Josephine Patero Letson and husband Charles; and 3 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Karen Jean Patero; and a son, Joseph A. Patero, Jr. Interment was at Forest Park St. Vincent Cemetery with arrangements by Rose-Neath Funeral Home.

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PATTON, Betty
VIDALIA, LOUISIANA: Betty W. Patton, 73, died July 21, 2008 at Natchez Community Hospital. She was born January 29, 1935 in Rolling Fork, MS to J.W. and Lela Newcomb Watson. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Vidalia. She is survived by her husband, William Loyd Patton, Jr.; her children, Lynn Patton of Walker, Lisa Patton Sartin of Harrisville, MS, Laurence Patton of Brewton, AL, Lamar Patton of Hollister, MO, and William Loyd Patton, III of Spokane, WA; 8 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers. Interment was at the Natchez City Cemetery with arrangements by Laird Funeral Home.

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PAYNE, George Willard
ALEXANDRIA, LOUISIANA: George Willard Payne, 73, died June 13, 2008. He served for 20 years in the U.S. Air Force. He enjoyed football, bowling, and restoring old cars. He is survived by his wife, Nita Payne; a son, Ray Windham of Conroe, TX; seven daughters, Sheree Bevering of Columbus, MS, Robbie Gail Payne of Ball, Georgia Marie Wells of Tioga, Barbara Ellen Matthews of Pineville, Linda Diane Ray of Pineville, Lisa Cheryl Carter of Boyce, and Lori Shannon Turner of Otis; three sisters, Otheal Terrel of Liberty, MS, Beatrice Eads of Columbus, MS, and Hazel Barton of Columbus, MS; 17 grandchildren; and 8 great-grandchildren. Interment was at Alexandria Memorial Gardens with arrangements by Rush Funeral Home.

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PAYTON, Abraham
BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA: Abraham Payton died February 11, 2008. He is survived by his wife, Betty Payton; a son, Russell Payton; a daughter, Juanita Payton; two brothers; nine sisters, and two godchildren. Services were held at Good Shepherd Full Gospel Missionary Baptist Church. Interment was at Winnfield Memorial Park under the direction of Winnfield Funeral Home.

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PEAVY, Earnest S.
SLIDELL, LOUISIANA: Earnest S. Peavy, 71, died May 29, 2001. He was a cement contractor. He was the husband of Doshie M. Peavy. He was the father of 6 children, and was also survived by several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Services were held at Doyle Funeral Home with Pastor Elder V. McDay presiding.

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PELLERIN, Sandrus J.
LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA: Sandrus J. Pellerin, 65, died December 27, 2009. He was a salesman for over 30 years with Pelican Cigar Company, and was a veteran of the Vietnam War. He is survived by his children and their spouses, Monica and Kevin Fontenot of Mermentau, Michelle and Todd Hammer of Washington, IN, Joseph and Shannon Pellerin of Katy, TX, and April and Paul Williams of Iowa; two brothers, James Pellerin and wife Dorothy of Lake Charles, and John Jessen of Kentucky; a sister, Dora Ross of Alexandria; and 8 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Wilton Pellerin and Agnes Jessen. Services were held at St. Martin de Porres Catholic Church. Cremation arrangements and internment at Consolata Cemetery was handled by Johnson Funeral Home.

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PENNYWELL, Clarence
SHREVEPORT, LOUISIANA: Mr. Clarence Pennywell, 72, passed away March 12, 2005. Services were held March 19, 2005 at Providence Baptist Church in Stonewall, LA, with Pastor Odell Pennywell officiating.

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PETER, Gloria Lamping
PONCHATOULA, LOUISIANA: Gloria Lamping Peter, 77, passed away on May 15, 2004. She was the daughter of the late Milton Lamping and Laureta Van Doren Lamping. She served on the St. Tammany Parish Hospital Guild and was active with the St. Joseph Altar Society at St. Anselm Catholic Church. She was the widow of Louis M. Peter. Survivors include her two sons and their wives, Stephen L. and Cheryl L. Peter and Keith M. and Carol S. Peter; her grandchildren, Katie Chandler, Brian Peter, Sarah Peter and Aaron Peter; and her great-granchildren, Lauren Chandler and Brian L. Peter. She is also survived by her brothers, Clarence, Ray and Arthur Lamping. Services were held at St. Anselm Catholic Church in Madisonville followed by interment at Ponchatoula Cemetery with arrangements by E.J. Fielding Funeral Home.

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PETITJEAN, Jason Jon
RAYNE, LOUISIANA: Jason Jon Petitjean, 34, died March 23, 2004 in a helicopter accident. Survivors include his wife, Christi Petitjean; a son, Jason Blake Petitjean of Mire; a daughter, Blaire McKenzie Petitjean of Mire; his mother, Mary Alice Petitjean of Rayne; his father, Donald J. Petitjean and wife Jane, of Mire; a brother, Jonathan Petitjean and wife Nalani of Mire; his birth mother, Karen Pickett; his sisters, Katrina Pickett and Erika (Dani) Pickett; a brother, Gator Pickett; and his stepsisters and brother, Lynette Gotte, Darren Gotte and wife Kim, Vanessa Miller and husband Robert. Services were held at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Burial was at Assumption Cemetery in Mire with arrangements by Gossen Funeral Home Inc. of Rayne.

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PHILLIPS, Carrie
BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA: Carrie Phillips, 76, died March 25, 2009. She was a retired housemother for the Louisiana School for the Visually Impaired. She is survived by a daughter, Betty James; a son, Charles Dillard; five sisters, Gertrude Phillips, Patricia Britten, Ella Haynes, Edna Galloway and Sally Spencer; seven brothers, Jack Jr., James, Isaac, Willie, Walter, Joseph and Henry Phillips; 3 grandchildren and a great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by a son, Ernest Dillard. Services were held at Israelite Baptist Church. Interment was at Winnfield Memorial Park with arrangements by Rhodes United Fidelity Funeral Home.

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PHILLIPS, Ursula
MARION, LOUISIANA: Ursula Phillips, 79, died June 22, 2005. She was a member of Dean Baptist Church in Marion, LA. She was preceded in death by her husband, Woody Phillips, and a daughter, Mary Elisabeth Phillips. Survivors include a son, Larry Phillips and wife Brenda of Marion, LA.; daughter Linda Case and friend Ray Fulgium of Shreveport, LA.; 3 grandchildren, Brandon Kelly, and fianc�e Tabatha Burson, Jason Kelly and Kendra Phillips. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association or to the Dean Baptist Church. Services were held at Dean Baptist Church with interment at Dean Cemetery.

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PICOU, Irma
HOUMA, LOUISIANA: Irma Jane Porche Picou, 81, died December 7, 2009. She is survived by eleven children, Lisette Brunet, Deborah Picou, Larke Fabre, Etienne Picou, Nicole Lovitt, Monique Rozands, Jelpi Picou, Jr., Emilie Pitre, James Picou, Charles Picou and Adrienne Picou; 10 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Jelpi Pierre Picou; and her parents, Armand and Isare Cenac Porche. Her body was donated to the LSU School of Medicine.

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PICQUETT, Daisy
NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA: Daisy "Mama D" Picquett, 92, a retired entertainer, passed away February 4, 2005. She was born in Kingston, Jamaica on March 5, 1912, and debuted in the film "Drums" in 1939. She was a parishioner of St. David Catholic Church and a member of its Women's Guild. She is survived by two sons, Almando Rodriquez and Henry Picquett, Jr.; two daughters, Lana Williams and Marilyn Douglas; 10 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; and 6 great-great-grandchildren. Services were held at St. David Catholic Church. Burial was at St. Thomas Cemetery in Pointe-a-la-Hache with arrangements by Cooper-Glapion Funeral Home.

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PIERCE, Joe
GONZALES, LOUISIANA: Joe Pierce, 72, died May 29, 2006 at Capitol Nursing Home. Survivors include a brother and sister-in-law, Percy Pierce, Sr. and Beatrice Pierce; three sisters, Beatrice P. Woodfork, Geraldine P. Gray, and Ethel P. Watson; and his nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister; a niece; and a nephew. Services were held at Do Right Full Gospel Baptist Church. Interment was at the church cemetery under the direction of Lawson-Rollins Purple Shield Funeral Home.

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PITRE, Yolande Judice
LOREAUVILLE, LOUISIANA: Yolande Judice Pitre, 91, died July 21, 2005. She is survived by a daughter, Carolyn P. Hammons of Haughton; a son, Arlan Pitre and wife Connie of New Iberia; a brother, Andrew Judice and wife Joyce of Port Arthur, TX; five sisters, Leona J. Landry of St. Martinville, Inez J. Cormier of Lafayette, Euline J. Lancon of Loreauville, Eloise J. Verret of Baldwin, and Evelyn J. Lancon and husband Taylor of Jeanerette; 4 grandchildren; and 4 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Dumas and Anaise Dugas Judice; her husband, George E. Pitre; a sister, Rita J. Babineaux; two brothers, Alfred and Louis Judice; and a son-in-law, Lonnie Hammons. Entombment was at All Saints Mausoleum in Loreauville under the direction of David Funeral Home.

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PLOWDEN, Rose Anna
ABBEVILLE, LOUISIANA: Rose Anna Plowden, 76, died July 9, 2005. She is survived by two sisters, Edna Mae Robinson of Los Angeles and Audrey Robinson of Port Arthur, TX; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, George Plowden, Sr. and Eva H. Plowden; two brothers, George Plowden, Jr. and Calvin Plowden; and two sisters, Edie Crittle and Gracie Plowden. Services were held at Rose Hill Baptist Church with Bishop Raymond Captville officiating. Arrangements were handled by Fletcher Funeral Home of New Iberia, LA.

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POLLARD, Randall
NAPOLEONVILLE, LOUISIANA: Randall Pollard, 96, died January 28, 2009. He was a retired postal worker, and was a veteran of World War II. He is survived by numerous relatives. He was preceded in death by his wife, Theodora White Pollard; his parents, Randall Pollard, Sr. and Nola Clement Pollard; and a brother, Grover Pollard, Sr. Arrangements were handled by Williams and Southall Funeral Home.

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POLOZOLA, Edward G.
BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA: Edward G. Polozola, 56, died December 24, 2006. He was born February 10, 1950. He was a business manager for Baton Rouge Metro Airport. He attended St. Joseph Cathedral, where he was a Eucharistic Minister and lector. He enjoyed cooking, and sponsored many dinners for the church parish. Survivors include a sister, Pat Domas and husband Ronnie Domas of Baton Rouge; and four brothers, Judge Frank J. Polozola and wife Linda Polozola of Baton Rouge, S. Gary Polozola and wife Cathy Polozola of Arlington, TX, and Steve Polozola and wife Cheryl Polozola and Ron Polozla and companion Sara Wall, all of Baton Rouge. He was preceded in death by his parents, Steve Anthony Polozola and Caroline Lucito Polozola; his maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Sam Lucito; and paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Polozola, Sr. Interment was at Roselawn Memorial Park under the direction of Rabenhorst Funeral Home.

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PONTHIEUX, Letha
MANSURA, LOUISIANA: Letha Polly Ponthieux, 81, died December 3, 2008. She was born May 21, 1927 to Alva Lee Boyer and Viola Estelle Lee. She was a member and past commander of the DAV Ladies' Auxiliary, and was also a member of the VFW Ladies' Auxiliary. She provided over 50 years of volunteer service at the Alexandria V.A. Hospital. She is survived by a brother, Emmitt Boyer of Dallas, TX; and her nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Pershing Paul Ponthieux; her parents; five sisters, Lillie Boyer, Delma Thompson, Irene Hamilton, Mattie Lou Boyer, and Bessie Boyer; and three brothers, Samuel Boyer, Raymond Boyer, and Jessie Boyer. Burial was at St. Paul Catholic Cemetery with arrangements by Escude Funeral Home.

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POOLE, Clara
WEST MONROE, LOUISIANA: Clara H. Poole, 87, died February 20, 2009. She was born April 11, 1921. She is survived by her husband, Harold Poole; her children, Patricia Ann Vicker, Danny Ray Mills, and Harold Leon Poole, Jr.; two brothers, Richard Herring and Floyd Herring, Jr.; two sisters, Ruthie Lapradd and Betty Guidry; 14 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. Interment was at Mulhearn Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home.

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POSEY, Rose
HOUMA, LOUISIANA: Rose Marie Brown Posey, 75, died September 8, 2006. She was a retired schoolteacher, and was a member of the Retired School Teachers' Association, the National Education Association, and the Daughters of the American Revolution. She was a member of Living Word Church. Survivors include a son, Nolan John Posey, Jr. of Austin, TX; a daughter, Lisa P. Chehardy of Ft. Myers, FL; 2 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husband, Nolan John Posey, Sr.; her parents, James and Rosalee Brown; and a daughter, Carolyn Kay Smith. Arrangements were handled by Chauvin Funeral Home.

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PRADOS, Ferdinand III
NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA: Ferdinand Prados III, 71, died September 25, 2007 at the age of 71. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Korean War. He was the son of the late Ferdinand Prados II and Gaynelle Prados; the father of Ferdinandez Prados; grandfather of Ferdinadez Prados, Jr.; the brother of Cornell, Myrna, Goudeau McMillan, Delores Dugas, the late Marvin Prados, Anntoinete Jones, Kenneth Prados, and Vanessa Miller; and is also survived by a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and other relatives and friends. A funeral Mass was held at Corpus Christi Catholic Church. Interment was at Holt Cemetery under the direction of Charbonnet-Labat-Glapion Funeral Home.

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PREJEAN, Helen Bergeron
HOUMA, LOUISIANA: Helen Antoinette Bergeron Prejean, 87, died December 24, 2009. She was a member of the Catholic Daughters. She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Richard and Jennifer Prejean of Houma, and Barrie and Janis Prejean of Flowery Branch, GA; two daughters, Joanne McCammon and husband Carl of Cadiz, KY, and Barbara Prejean of Houma; 8 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Leon J. Prejean; her parents, Peter Bergeron and Emma Eschete Bergeron; a son, Daniel Joseph Prejean; four sisters, Laura Freeman, Thelma Babin, Leona Blanchard and Annis Freeman; and five brothers, Albert, Alvin, Bill, Charles and Ivy Bergeron. Services were held at St. Bernadette Catholic Church. Interment was at St. Francis No. 2 Cemetery by Chauvin Funeral Home.

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PREVOST, Jacqueline
LAFAYETTE, LOUISIANA: Jacqueline Babin Prevost, 85, died May 30, 2008. She was born August 20, 1922. She is survived by a son, Herman "Benny" Prevost of Lafayette; a sister, Eloise Castille of Lafayette, LA; her nieces and nephews; a granddaughter; and 4 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Jean Batiste Babin and Louise Shay Babin; and her brothers, Leroy, Paul, Robert, John and Willis Mouton, Sr. Arrangements were handled by Syrie Funeral Home.

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PRINGLE, Catherine
BASTROP, LOUISIANA: Catherine Chancellor Pringle, 83, died November 3, 2004. She was a former sales clerk. Survivors include two daughters, Joyce Pringle Howie of Spencer, and June Pringle Mattison of Utica, MS; two brothers, Jack Clayton Pringle of Mena, AR, and John Monroe Chancellor of Seattle, WA; 5 grandchildren; and 6 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Arthur W. Pringle; and her parents, John Monroe Chancellor and Lena Brown Pringle. Burial was at Hughes Chapel Cemetery under the direction of Golden Funeral Home.

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PRINZ, Barbra Cazeaux
SLIDELL, LOUISIANA: Barbra Cazeaux Prinz, 77, died December 29, 2003. She was a homemaker and attended St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church. She was the wife of Robert R. Prinz; mother of Kurt V. Prinz and Karen Prinz Galway; and daughter of the late Louis Philip and Edna Gleeson Cazeaux. She was a sister of Peter Cazeaux and the late Edna McMahan and Rosemary Gautrau; and grandmother of Melissa A. Galway, Melanie A. Galway, Kraig V. Prinz, Kris A. Prinz and Kati M. Prinz; and survived by many nieces and nephews. Interment was at Forest Lawn Cemetery under the direction of Honaker Funeral Home.

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PRITCHETT, Walter L.
DENHAM SPRING, LOUISIANA: Walter L. Pritchett, 75, died September 10, 1999. He was a retiree of the Merchant Marines and a member of the Seafarers International Union. Survivors include his wife, Shirley R. Pritchett; two daughters, Bernie Amorosa and Nancy McDaniel; and eight grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Kevin Noel Pritchett; a stepson, John Frances McDonner; and a grandchild, Blain Courtney Pritchett. Cremation and subsequent burial at sea was handled by Rabenhorst Funeral Home.

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PURCELL, Mary Barrios
HOUMA, LOUISIANA: Mary Barrios Purcell, 89, died December 28, 2009. She retired from the medical records department of Terrebonne General. She attended St. Gregory Barbarigo Catholic Church, where she was a member the Altar Society. She is survived by a son, Thomas F. Purcell, Jr.; a daughter, Patrice Bordelon; a grandchild; two nieces; and a nephew, Leroy Barrios. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas F. Purcell, Sr; her parents, Philocles Barrios and Movillia Lerille; a daughter, Marie Purcell; three sisters, Elva Cheramie, Velma Ledet and Elvire Barrios; three brothers, Elvest "Brass" Barrios, Ivy Barrios and Joseph Barrios; and a nephew, Blaise "Sonny" Ledet, Jr. Services were held at St. Gregory Barbarigo Catholic Church. Burial was at St. Francis de Sales Cemetery #2 by Chauvin Funeral Home.

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QUEBEDEAUX, George B.
ARNAUDVILLE, LOUISIANA: George B. Quebedeaux, 90, died May 27, 2005. He was preceded in death by his parents, David and Alice Taylor Quebedeaux; three brothers, John, Robert and Louis Quebedeaux; and three sisters, Germaine Gautreaux, Almor Gautreaux and Edith Lejune. Among the survivors are four brothers, Lloyd Quebedeaux of Arnaudville, Wade, Jessie and Lee Roy Quebedeaux all of Westwego; and two sisters, Mary Angelle of Cecilia and Lucy Morgan of Westwego. Services were held at St.Francis Regis Catholic Church in Arnaudville. Interment will be at St. Francis Regis Cemetery in Arnaudville with arrangements by Pellerin Funeral Home.

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QUIETT, Mary
BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA: Mary Alice Quiett, 83, died May 26, 2008 at her residence. She was born August 26, 1924 in Chaneyville. She earned bachelor's and master's degrees from Southern University, and was a retired schoolteacher. She is survived by two sons, Muhammed Salaam (formerly Ron Quiett, Sr.) of Baton Rouge, and Felton Quiett of Ethel; a daughter, Dorothy Quiett Toussaint of Baton Rouge; 7 grandchildren; and 5 great-grandchildren. Services were held at St. Mark United Methodist Church. Interment was at Southern Memorial Gardens under the direction of Winnfield Funeral Home.

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RACCA, Marie Duhon
SULPHUR, LOUISIANA: Marie Inis Duhon Racca passed away October 23, 2004. She was born Octobter 14, 1924. She is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Faye and Bruce Frickey, Sr., and Margaret and Terry Meyer of Raceland; three sons and daughters-in-law, James and wife Brenda, Kenneth and wife Elaine, and Harold and wife KiKi, all of Sulphur; a sister and brother-in-law, Dorothy and Andrew Drost of Kirksville, MO; a brother and sister-in-law, James Willis and Liz Duhon of Sulphur; a brother-in-law, George McFerrin of Lafayette, TN; 12 grandchildren; and 8 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Stanley Racca; her parents, Olivia Miller Duhon and Willis Duhon; a sister, Ethel McFerrin; and a brother, Hubert Duhon. Services were held at the Hixson-Sulphur Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Sulphur. Burial was at Magnolia Cemetery.

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RAGSDALE, Lorene
DELHI, LOUISIANA: Lorene Priddy Ragsdale, 98, died November 29, 2005 at Richland Manor Nursing Home in Delhi. She was born October 20, 1907 in Danville, AR to Judge A.B. and Augusta Priddy. She was a 1929 graduate of Galloway Women's College (now Hendrix College). She and her husband farmed at Raritan Plantation in Newellton, and she was a former school teacher. She was a founding member and past president of the Delta Art Association, and was a member of Newellton Union Church, where she taught a ladies' Sunday School class for 10 years. Survivors include two sons, William G. Ragsdale (Janet) of Newellton, and Arthur Ragsdale (Lorraine) of Dallas, TX; two daughters, Evelyn Russell (Raymond) of Delhi, Marian Mulligan (James) of Newellton; 7 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; and 3 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Glen Monroe Ragsdale; 5 siblings; and 2 grandsons. Interment was at Legion Cemetery in Newellton by Crothers-Glenwood Funeral Home.

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RAIFORD, Pearl Fletcher
PONCHATOULA, LOUISIANA: Pearl Fletcher Raiford, 95, died December 17, 2009. She was born October 27, 1914. She is survived by a daughter, Bethel Arnold; a son, Clarence Raiford, Jr.; a sister, Barbara Raiford; 6 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and 5 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Raiford, Sr.; her parents, Ovey and Flavia Fletcher; a sister; and three brothers. Interment was at the Ponchatoula Cemetery by Harry McKneely and Son Funeral Home.

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RAINWATER, Millie
RUSTON, LOUISIANA: Millie Rainwater, 89, died December 28, 2005. She attended Temple Baptist Church. She was a longtime employee of the Louisiana Tech University Bookstore. Survivors include two daughters, Linda R. Hinton and husband Charlie of Baton Rouge, and Rebecca R. Davis and husband Jeff of Benbrook, TX; 3 grandchildren; and 5 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Tommy Rainwater. Interment was at Greenwood Cemetery with Rev. Lynn Hawkins officiating. Arrangements were handled by Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Ruston, LA.

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RALLINSON, Verna Smith
BASTROP, LOUISIANA: Verna Mae Smith Rallinson, 76, died October 13, 2006. She was a homemaker and attended Hillview Freewill Baptist Church. Survivors include two sons, Bob Rallinson and wife Shelia of Bastrop and Sam Rallinson and wife Brenda of Bastrop; a sister, Ann Williams and husband Eugene of Bernice; her grandchildren, Kris Rallinson and wife Sandi, Kurt Rallinson, Justin Rallinson and wife April all of Bastrop, Jessie Waid, Jacob Waid, both of Kansas City, Mo. and Ashley Womack and husband Chad of Orlando, Florida; and 2 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert L. Rallinson, Sr.; two daughters, Phyllis Rallinson and Debby Waid; two sisters, Audrey McCollumn and Jerri Buckner; and her parents, Samuel and Annie Mae Smith. Services were held at the Golden Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. R. H. McQuin and the Rev. Art Crymes officiating. Interment was at the Mer Rouge Cemetery.

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RANSOME, Ernest
St. AMANT, LOUISIANA: Ernest "Ernie" Ransome, 55, died March 12, 2006. He was a boilermaker, and the former owner of Mitey Muffler. He is survived by two daughters, Tara Ransome of Brookhaven, MS and Tiffanie Ransome of Jacksonville, FL; a son, Shannon Ransome of Virginia; the mother of his daughters, Margaret Russell Ransome; four sisters, Gail Stamm of Harahan, LA, Jeanne Barnes and Sue Ramsey, both of Jefferson, LA, and Sandi Tadlock of Kenner; a brother, Walter Ransome, Jr. of Metairie; eight nieces; six nephews; and his friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter Ransome, Sr. and Gertrude Smith Ransome. Arrangements were handled by Ourso Funeral Home.

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RAPHAEL, Sylvania
ABBEVILLE, LOUISIANA: Sylvania Vallot Raphael, 83, passed away January 29, 1999. She owned Raphael Funeral Homes in Lafayette, Jennings and Abbeville. She was a member of the St. Joseph Society and the Kaplan Benevolent Society. She is survived by two sons, Victor Raphael of New Orleans and Adonis "Penny" Raphael of Abbeville; a daughter, Jerri Caillier of Lafayette; a sister, Lucy Vallot Hebert of Abbeville; 13 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. Services were held at St. Theresa of the Child Jesus Catholic Church with Rev. Chester Arceneaux officiating. Interment was at Our Lady of the Lake Cemetery in Delcambre with arrangements by Raphael Funeral Home.

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RASURE, John
MOSS BLUFF, LOUISIANA: John Rasure, 59, died September 26, 2006. He was an executive casino host at L'Auberge Du Lac Casino and Hotel. He enjoyed fishing and fantasy football. He is survived by his wife, Kathleen Rasure; his mother, Euna Fay Rasure; his stepmother, Nelda Rasure, both of Midland, TX; a sister and brother-in-law, Becky and Mark Bozich of Woodlands, TX; a brother and sister-in-law, Don and Jodie Rasure of Midland, TX; two nieces; and a nephew. He was preceded in death by his father, Frank Rasure. Arrangements were handled by Johnson Funeral Home.

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RAY, Elmus Glendora
BASTROP, LOUISIANA: Elmus Glendora Ray, 92, passed away December 13, 2003. She was born July 7, 1911. Survivors include a sister, Elsie Bailey of Jacksonville, TX; her nephews, Andrew Carroll of West Monroe, and Bruce Carroll of Memphis, TN; a niece, Peggy Hood of Rusk, TX; 9 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and 18 great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Andrew Caldwell and Eva Greenlee Carroll. Services were held at Cox Funeral Home in Bastrop with Rev. James Andrews officiating. Burial was at Memorial Park Cemetery.

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REASONOVER, Myra Kellum
SHREVEPORT, LOUISIANA: Myra Reasonover, 58, died April 21, 2009. She was born September 25, 1950 to the late Arthur and Lillian Kellum. She is survived by her husband, William; a son, Anthony; her daughters, Tyra and Schawna; a daughter-in-law, Sharon; 2 grandchildren; two sisters, Linda Bradford and Diane Kellum; and a brother, Michael Kellum. Services were held at New Elizabeth Baptist Church. Burial was at Lincoln Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Good Samaritan Funeral Home.

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REED, Oscar W.
MANDEVILLE, LOUISIANA: Oscar W. Reed died December 14, 2005. He was born March 30, 1919. He retired from Bell South, and was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. Survivors include his wife, Martha Forschler Reed; two sons, James Loubat Reed, and Michael Oscar Reed; a brother, Edgar Reed; and his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Interment was at the Mandeville City Cemetery under the direction of Schoen Funeral Home.

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REINSTEIN, Berthold R., Jr.
SULPHUR, LOUISIANA: Berthold Roland Reinstein, Jr., 54, died December 28, 1963 in Lake Charles. He was born June 25, 1909 in Lake Charles. He owned R&H Auto Air Conditioning in Lake Charles, and had lived in Sulphur for 25 years. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, and was of the Jewish faith. Survivors include his wife, Anne Foster Reinstein; a son, Bert Reinstein; and two daughters, Jackie Reinstein and Roberta Reinstein. Interment was at Graceland (Orange Grove) Cemetery in Lake Charles under the direction of Hixson Funeral Home.

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RENFRO, James C.
DeRIDDER, LOUISIANA; James "Jim" C. Renfro, 98, died August 7, 2008. He is survived by his wife, Mary O. Renfro; a son, Fred Renfro of Mesa, AZ; his daughters, Wilda Allen, Louise Hudson, and Doris Springer, all of DeRidder, and Pat Goebel of Ramona, CS; his brothers, Abe Christian, Everett Christian, and Charley Christian; 12 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Edna L. Renfro. Burial was at Cooper Cemetery in DeRidder under the direction of Myers-Colonial Funeral Home.

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RENTHROPE, Kerry, Sr.
MORGAN CITY, LOUISIANA: Kerry Renthrope, Sr., 57, died January 14, 2005. He was a U.S. Army veteran. He is survived by his parents, James and Sally Randle of Patterson; his wife, Rosa Renthrope of Patterson; two sons, Kerry Renthrope, Jr. and Shawn Renthrope, both of Patterson; three daughters, Yavette Johnson of Berwick, and Chantell Renthrope and Velissa Renthrope, both of Patterson; four brothers, Ralph Randle of Houston, Warren Renthrope of Atlanta, Charles Renthrope of Morgan City, and Ronald Renthrope of New Orleans; and five sisters, Maxine Johnson of Bryan, TX, Lorraine Gantt and Almetria Gantt, both of Houston, and Yvonne Renthrope and Gail Renthrope, both of Morgan City. Burial was at Patterson Cemetery under the direction of Jones Funeral Home.

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REPPOND, Edith
MARION, LOUISIANA: Edith J. Reppond, 72, died October 29, 2007. She was born November 12, 1934. She is survived by her husband of 47 years, Alfred Reppond; two sisters, Margrett Clark Holt of Virginia, and Mattie Palmer of Oklahoma; a brother and sister-in-law, Howard and Betty West Clark of Virginia; a sister-in-law, Pearline Scroggins of Marion; and her nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, William L. Clark and Retta Nester Clark. Interment was at Abscent Cemetery.

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RESOR, Peggy Roy
NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA: Peggy Roy Resor, 81, died December 4, 1998. Survivors include three daughters, Peggy R. Frederick, Patricia R. Berthelot and Pamela R. Doran; a son, William S. Resor Jr.; 7 grandchildren; five siblings, J. Folse Roy, Betty R. Trefny, Dorothy R. Dane, Faye R. Bryan, Joel R. Barnett; and her mother, Inez Folse Roy. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Seth Resor; a brother Alphonse K. Roy, Jr.; and her father, Alphonse K. Roy, Sr. A funeral Mass was held at Leitz Eagan Funeral Home, followed by interment at Metairie Cemetery.

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RESTER, Ruth
BOGALUSA, LOUISIANA: Ruth Wadsworth Rester, 81, died January 20, 1999. Survivors include a sister, Marie Lyons of Grand Junction, CO; her cousins, James and John Wadsworth of Bogalusa; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Winnie Rester; and an aunt, Sara Wadsworth. Services were held at the Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Vernon Fairley officiating. Interment was at Ponemah Cemetery.

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REVERE, Hiram Q.
SLIDELL, LOUISIANA: Hiram Q. Revere died August 26, 2006. He was born April 8, 1945. Survivors include his brothers, Antoine, Arnold, Bruce and Dexter Revere; sisters, Patricia Stein, Nora Houlemard, Maureen Glapion, Kay Gasery, Fay Williams and Rhea Diaz; an uncle; two aunts; and his nieces and nephews. Services were held at St. Genevieve Catholic Church. Internment was at Morgan Cemetery in Slidell with arrangements by Doyle's Funeral Service.

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RHODUS, Zelma Conerly
SLAUGHTER, LOUISIANA: Zelma Conerly Rhodus, 73, died April 20, 2006. She was born October 26, 1932 to Ezel and Dora Conerly. She attended Sandy Creek Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Harold Rhodus; a daughter and son-in-law, Janet and Ray Schmieder of Prairieville; a son and daughter-in-law, Keith and Michal Rhodus of Land O'Lakes, FL; a sister, Louise Mote of Magnolia; 4 grandchildren; and 4 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Ralph and Edwin Conerly; and a sister, Jessie Barnes. Services were held at Sandy Creek Baptist Church in Pride, LA with Rev. Mitch Harris and Rev. Dwayne Rogers officiating. Burial was at the church cemetery under the direction of Bill Charlet Funeral Home Inc. of Clinton, LA.

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RICHARDSON, Alvania
MONROE, LOUISIANA: Alvania Richardson of Monroe, 85, passed away September 13, 1998. Survivors include three sisters, Mary Newman of Monroe; Gladys Dove of Detroit, MI, and Minnie Fletcher of Vallejo, CA; and many other relatives and friends. Services were conducted at the Riverside Baptist Church with Rev. C.R. Jackson officiating. Burial was at Magnolia Cemetery with arrangements by Miller Funeral Home.

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RINK, Grazilia
HOUMA, LOUISIANA: Grazilia LaCoste Rink, 94, died June 7, 2009. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Houma. She is survived by a daughter, Rose Mary Matherne of Houma; a sister, Roseilia Theriot of Houma; a brother, Allen LaCoste of Houma; 5 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and 4 great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Alvin Sylvester Rink; her parents, Manuel and Josephine Aucoin LaCoste; and a foster brother, Paul LaCoste. Burial was at St. Francis #2 Cemetery by Chauvin Funeral Home.

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ROBIN, Joseph Calvino
OPELOUSAS, LOUISIANA: Joseph Calvino Robin, 73, died January 20, 2005. He worked in sales, and was a veteran of the Korean War. He was a member of the Opelousas VFW, and Woodmen of the World. He is survived by two daughters, Denise R. Lastrapes and her husband Kim of Opelousas, and Monique R. Cross and husband Britton of Greenwell Springs; and 4 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Cleopha Robin and Elta Moreau Robin. Burial was at Bellevue Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Sibille Funeral Home.

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ROBINSON, Alfred P.
LAFAYETTE, LOUISIANA: Alfred Paul Robinson, 65, passed away July 28, 2000. He is survived by two aunts, Mable Robertson of Lake Charles, and Edith Joseph of Abbeville; and two uncles, Irving Robertson of Beaumont, TX, and Clarence Robertson of Lake Charles. Services were held at St. Theresa Catholic Church with Fr. Raymond Carignan officiating. Interment was at South Crowley Cemetery with arrangements by Owens-Thomas Funeral Home.

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ROCKETT, Anna Grissom
BERNICE, LOUISIANA: Mrs. W.E. (Anna Grissom) Rockett, 79, of Bernice died May 1, 1968. She was a native of Spearsville, and a Bernice resident since 1930. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Lillian Spears of Bernice and Miss Irma Rockett of Bernice; two sisters, Mrs. Wade Byron of Bernice and Mrs C.A. McKnight of El Dorado, AR; 17 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren. Services were held at the Bernice Church of Christ. Burial was at the Bernice Cemetery.

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ROCKETT, Audrey
BOSSIER CITY, LOUISIANA: Audrey Parmer Rockett, 87, died December 18, 2009. She was born July 25, 1922 to George B. and Fannie E. Tidwell Parmer. She was a retired restaurant owner. She was a member of the Red Hat Society, and attended Red Chute Church of Christ. She is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law, Michael and Sally Chandler of Rowlett, TX, Willie and Christy Stafford Rockett of Haughton, LA, and Ben Warren and Kay Rockett of Haynesville, LA; a daughter and son-in-law, Judy Gail and James Kent of Sandersville, GA; a sister and brother-in-law, Barbara and Charles Davis of Haughton; a brother, James E. Parmer of St. Jo, TX; 20 grandchildren; and 33 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ben "Rocky" Rockett; two sons, Leonard and Wayne Chandler; three sisters, Hazel, June and Debora; and two brothers, Jacob and Richard. Interment was at Pease Chapel Cemetery under the direction of Rose-Neath Funeral Home.

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ROGERS, Marguerite
MILTON, LOUISIANA: Marguerite Derouen Rogers, 78, died December 24, 2007. She was born July 8, 1929. She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Joseph and Abby Gail Rogers of Milton; and several brothers, sisters, sons and daughters. She was preceded in death by her parents, Delino Derouen and Anna Smith; and her husband, Joseph T. Rogers, Sr. Interment was at St. John's Cemetery by David Funeral Home.

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ROGERS, Vonell
BASTROP, LOUISIANA: Vonell Phillips Rogers, 68, died December 6, 2007. She was born October 28, 1939 to James Clarence and Elma Devore Roan. She attended Corinth Baptist Church. She is survived by her children, Kenneth Phillips and wife Darlene of Bastrop, Deborah Sharp and husband Keith of Bastrop, Rhonda Lott and husband Mike of Tallulah, and Lisa Cooper and husband Bodie of Bastrop; a brother, Tommy Roan and wife Stephanie of Monroe; four sisters, Linda Crooks of Monroe, Elaine Cascio and husband Carl of Bastrop, Jimmie Coleman and husband Wayne of Bastrop, and Pat Rowe and husband Wayne of Monroe; 20 grandchildren; and 5 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Johnny Ray Phillips; her parents; two sisters, Barbara Hilton and Wanda Ryder; two brothers, Cecil Roan and LaVelle Roan; and 3 grandchildren. Services were held at the chapel of Cox Funeral Home with Rev. Garry Massey officiating. Interment was at Redwing Cemetery.

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ROMERO, Esma Segura
BROUSSARD, LOUISIANA: Esma Segura Romero, 86, died January 7, 2007. She was born September 22, 1920. She is survived by a daughter, Janelle Romero Dore and husband Jimmy of Broussard; a brother, Jerome Segura of New Orleans; 3 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and six great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Wilbert Romero; her parents, Onezine Segura and Ellia Viator Segura; two sisters; two brothers; and a grandson. Services were held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Burial was at Our Lady of Lake Cemetery in Delcambre under the direction of David Funeral Home.

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ROMERO, Ida Oubre
NEW IBERIA, LOUISIANA: Services for Ida Oubre Romero, 83, were held at St. Peter's Catholic Church with Rev. Charles Langlois officiating. Interment was at St. Peter's Cemetery. She was a homemaker and a member of the VFW Ladies' Auxillary Post 1982 and American Legion Ladies' Auxillary. She was a seamstress and enjoyed playing bingo and going to the casino. Survivors include her son, Wayne Romero and wife Brenda of New Iberia; four daughters, Linda Stott and husband Morton of Erath, Susan M. Romero, Sally Martin and husband James, Jr. and Nancy Comeaux and husband Wilton, all of New Iberia; two brothers, Paul Norris Oubre of East Aurora, NY, and Willie Oubre; two sisters, Gertrude Migues, both of New Iberia, and Hazel Flowers of Ellisville, MS; 11 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Hamilton P. Romero; and her parents, Albert and Blanche Luquette Oubre. David Funeral Home-North, was in charge of the arrangements.

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ROMERO, Joseph
NEW IBERIA, LOUISIANA: Joseph "Joe" Romero, 71, died May 21, 2004. He was a carpenter, and a member of the South Congregation of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses. Survivors include his wife of 40 years, Louise McClain Romero of New Iberia; two daughters, Jeanne Romero Breaux and her husband Dennis and Kellie Leigh Romero, all of New Iberia; two sons, Joseph Anthony "Tony" Romero of New Iberia and Ernest J. Romero of Franklin; 8 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Lester Romero of Baton Rouge and Richard Romero of Erath and six sisters, Betty Jean R. Decoux of Erath, Esther R. Boatwright, Theresa R. Tucker and Lucille Romero, all of New Iberia, Mary Helen Trosclair of Franklin and Mildred R. Bonin of Coteau Holmes. He was preceded in death by his parents, Melvin and Lorenza Romero; a grandson, Joseph Anthony Boutte; a brother, Lizay Romero; and three sisters, Anna Mae Gary, Audrey Crochet and Eula Mae Boudreaux. Services were held at Evangeline Funeral Home Chapel with Richard Roland, Elder of the Central Congregation of Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, officiating. Interment was at Memorial Park Cemetery.

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ROSS, Earthalea L.
METARIE, LOUISIANA: Earthalea L. "Big Mama" Ross, 87, passed away June 6, 2006. She was the mother of Evelyn Johnson of Mitchellville, MD, Serena Duncan (Gilbert) of Riverside, CA, Edwin Brumfield, Sr. (Debra) of Harvey, LA, Sabrina Hill (Matthew) of Clinton, MD, and Olga-Jean Grays (Tommy) of Forest Heights, MD. Other survivors include a sister, Dora S. Robertson of Algiers, LA; 19 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; and 2 great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one of her children, Arnell M. Ross. Services were held at Ninevah Baptist Church. Interment was at Providence Memorial Park Cemetery in Metairie, LA.

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RUSHTON, Harold
SPRINGHILL, LOUISIANA: Harold Rushton, 66, died May 8, 2009. He was born December 21, 1942 to the late Ruth and Elvis Rushton. He was a retired heavy equipment operator for International Paper with 29 years of service, and was of the Baptist faith. He enjoyed working for Springhill Land and Timber, and driving his 18 wheeler. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Donna Haynes Rushton; two sons and daughters-in-law, Russell Todd and Vicki Rushton of Magnolia, AR, and Toby Ryan and Candace Rushton of Emerson, AR; a grandson; a sister and brother-in-law, Flo and Otha Hailey of Pineville, LA; and a brother and sister-in-law, J.W. and Ann Rushton of Dry Prong, LA. He was preceded in death by his parents; and a sister, Barbara Stangle. Burial was at Western Cemetery under the direction of Lewis Funeral Home, Inc.

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REYENGA, Ruby
BENTON, LOUISIANA: Ruby Inez Hamric Reyenga, 91, died March 27, 2003 at her residence. She was born December 7, 1911 in Emmett, AR to John and Lula Arterbury Hamric. She lived in Arkansas until moving to Benton in 1954. She worked for the Bossier Parish Schools at the Benton High School cafeteria. She is survived by a daughter, Melanie Gayle of Shreveport; a son, Curtis Reyenga of Benton; 8 grandchildren; and 7 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jacob Ralph Reyenga; two sons; a sister; three brothers; and a grandson. Interment was at Snell Cemetery in Emmett, Arkansas by Brazzel/Oakcrest Funeral Home of Hope, AR.

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SALMONS, Charles
LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA: Charles Salmons, 94, died January 30, 2007. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps, and later re-enlisted in the Air Force, retiring after over 20 years of service. He also served in the Air Force Reserve, and retired at age 71 as a Harbor Police Officer. He attended University United Methodist Church. He is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Dr. Scott and Jane Salmons of Lincoln City, OR; a daughter, Sharon Allured of Lake Charles; and four sisters, Verna Curnutte of Wayne, WV, Mary Floyd of Wellston, OH, Angie Preston of Naugatuck, WV, and Opal Kistler of Lancaster, OH. He was preceded in death by his wife, Alberta Salmons; a daughter, Charlotte Salmons Wetteman; four brothers, Henry, Leonard, Randolph, and Lace Salmons; and a sister, Alma Wood. Services were held at University United Methodist Church. Burial was at Consolata Cemetery by Johnson Funeral Home.

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SAMPSON, Willie, Sr.
NORCO, LOUISIANA: Willie Sampson, Sr., 68, died March 19, 2008. He was the son of the late Abraham and Mary Sampson. He was the father of Tanza Sterling, Angela Grant, Maria Chopin, Daryl Sampson, David Sampson, Willie Sampson, Ron Sampson, and the late Eddius Sampson. Services were held at Greater Good Hope Baptist Church. Interment was at Montz Cemetery.

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SANCE, Patricia Lee
PONCHATOULA, LOUISIANA: Patricia Lee Sance, 77, died March 10, 2008. She retired from the school system's food services department. Survivors include two daughters and a son-in-law, Patricia "Sissy" Sance of Baton Rouge, and Shirley and Johnny Creel of Ponchatoula; two sons and daughters-in-law, Larry and Linda Sance of Flat Rock, NC, and Kenneth and Kim Sance of Bedico; 8 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; a sister, Ruth Peltier of Ponchatoula; a brother, George Lee of Ponchatoula; her nieces and nephews; and her friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Antoine "Tony" Sance; a great-grandson; a great-granddaughter; her parents, Sandy and Eulice Sommer Lee; a sister, Barbara Lee Cambetta; and her infant twin brother. Interment was at Ponchatoula Cemetery by Geisler Funeral Home.

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SAUCIER, Hazel
LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA: Hazel Fontenot Kelly Saucier, 85, died March 25, 2008. She was born December 11, 1922. She attended Mrs. Vinson's Business School, and formerly worked for the Clerk of Courts office. She was attended St. Theodore Catholic Church, and enjoyed fishing and the outdoors. She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Judy and Guy Fanguy of Lake Charles; a granddaughter; three nieces; and four nephews. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Billy Kelly; her second husband, Elwood Saucier; her parents, Kenneth and Melina Fontenot; a sister, Burnice Basone; and a brother, Joe Fontenot. Interment was at Prien Memorial Park by Johnson Funeral Home.

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SAVANT, Evie
MELVILLE, LOUISIANA: Evie T. Savant, 79, died August 14, 2008. She was born March 5, 1929. She is survived by her sons, Harold Savant and wife Marlene of Denham Springs, and Carlos Savant and wife Cindy of Krotz Springs, LA; 5 grandchildren; and 5 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold (Chucker) Savant, Sr.; and her parents, Elie and Leah Leblanc. Interment was at St. John's Cemetery in Melville under the direction of Lafond-Ardoin Funeral Home.

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SAVOIE, Ames
GALLIANO, LOUISIANA: Ames Joseph Savoie, 76, died September 5, 2006. He attended St. Joseph Catholic Church. He was a member of the St. Joseph Holy Name Society, Lafourche Levee Board, the National Guard, and was a former Lafourche Parish Police Juror. Survivors include his wife, Betty Eymard Savoie; two sons, Tony Savoie and wife, Susan, and Nicki Savoie and wife, Lisa; and 8 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Noles and Sezar Gisclair Savoie. A Mass was held at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Galliano, followed by burial at Cheramie Cemetery under the direction of Falgout Funeral Home of Galliano, LA.

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SAVOY, Pauline
DeQUINCY, LOUISIANA: Pauline Manuel Savoy, 73, died January 22, 2005. She was a member of Our Lady of LaSalette Catholic Church of DeQuincy. Survivors include a son, Elford James Savoy; two daughters, Doyline Marie and husband Donald, Jr. Wold of Moss Bluff, and Natalie Ann and husband Edward Covert of DeQuincy; four brothers, Howard Manuel of Beaumont, TX, Wilson Manuel of Garland, TX, Edmond Manuel of Beaumont, TX, and Amory Manuel of Winnie, TX; five sisters, Anna Mae Boullion of Baytown, TX, Hazel Guidry of China, TX, Pricilla Bracewell of Liberty, TX, Sally Barbee of Vinton, and Mary Gaspard of Port Arthur, TX; and 5 grandchildren. Services were held at Our Lady of LaSalette Catholic Church with Father Scott DesOrmeaux officiating. Burial was at Perkins Cemetery with arrangements by Hixson-Snider Funeral Home.

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SAXBY, Maureen
MOSS BLUFF, LOUISIANA: Maureen Elswick Saxby, 39, died July 12, 2005. She served in the U.S. Army as an aviation mechanic. She is survived by a son, David Pettifield; a daughter, Jeannie Pettifield, both of Lake Charles; her mother, Anajeanne Elswick of Big Lake; four sisters, Bonnie Elswick of Lake Charles, Bette Hollier and Mary Wamsley, both of Big Lake, and Molly Elswick of Lake Charles; and two nephews. Cremation was handled by Johnson Funeral Home.

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SCATES, Taziel
BASTROP, LOUISIANA: Funeral services for Taziel "T.W." Scates were held on Oct. 5, 2004 at Mt. Sinai Williams Temple C.M.E. Church in Collinston, with the Rev. Gwendolyn Pabon officiating. Interment was at Howell Hill Cemetery with arrangements by Tennant Funeral Home of Rayville, LA.

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SCHEXNIDER, Joseph
RAYNE, LOUISIANA: Joseph Schexnider, 74, died March 9, 2004. Services were held March 12, 2004 at Our Mother of Mercy Church with Fr. Richard Wagner officiating. Survivors include his adoptive mother, Lucille Senegal of Rayne, and two adopted sisters, Rosa Mae Granger and Jane Logan, both of Rayne. Arrangements were entrusted to Duhon Funeral Home of Rayne.

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SCHNADELBACH, Beverly Leitz
NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA: Beverly Leitz Schnadelbach, 78, widow of the late Carl Robert Schnadelbach, died December 8, 2004. She was born July 14, 1926 to the late John T. and Antionette Leitz. She was the mother of Larry James and the late Rev. Thomas Robert and Richard Julius Schnadelbach, and grandmother of Richard, Robyn, Randall and Robert Schnadelbach. She was a former employee of the Bank of New Orleans and was an artist. A funeral Mass was held at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home Chapel with interment at Lake Lawn Park Mausoleum. Donations may be made to Chateau de Notre Dame, Alzheimer's Unit Staff Association, 2832 Burdette St. New Orleans, LA 70118.

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SCHWAB, John L., Sr.
MANDEVILLE, LOUISIANA: John L. Schwab, Sr., 56, died December 20, 2005. Survivors include his wife, Karen Koehl Schwab; his children, John L. Schwab, Jr., Ashley H. Schwab, Stephen G. Schwab, Jeffrey P. Schwab and Blake B. Beeland; a granddaughter; a sister, Katherine S. Yeargain; his parents-in-law, Beverly and Terry Koehl; and many other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Katherine L. Schwab and George A. Schwab. Services were held at E.J. Fielding Funeral Home in Covington. Entombment was at Lake Lawn Park Mausoleum.

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SCHWANER, Ruby M. Manson
MANDEVILLE, LOUISIANA: Ruby Mae Manson Schwaner died May 28, 2006. She was born July 1, 1921 to the late Lillie Gray and Isaac Raymond Manson. She was the mother of Terry Douglas Schwaner, Susan Fay Schwaner, Carol Lee Schwaner Keenan, and Scott Leonard Schwaner. Additionally, she is survived by a daughter-in-law, Delilah Voelker Schwaner; a son-in-law, Burt Henry Keenan; several nieces and nephews; 3 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edwin L. Schwaner. Interment was at Pinecrest Memorial Gardens Mausoleum in Covington under the direction of E.J. Fielding Funeral Home.

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SEAL, Estelle Strickland
SHREVEPORT, LOUISIANA: Estelle Strickland Seal, 80, died November 2, 2005. She was born September 21, 1925 to the late Henry Lee and Selena Wyatt Strickland. Survivors include her husband of 62 years, Robert Seal; daughters: Bobbie Scudder and husband William, Linda Burback and husband Bruce; son, Robert Joe Seal; grandsons: Bill Scudder, Brandon Burback, Aaron Burback, Jacob Seal; granddaughters: Deranda Scudder, Selena Hogue; and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers; and six sisters. Graveside services were held at Forest Park West Cemetery with Rev. Bill Stowell, pastor of Emmanuel Baptist Church, officiating. Arrangements were handled by Rose-Neath Funeral Home.

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SEAL, Maxine Moore
PINE, LOUISIANA: Maxine Moore Seal, 90, died January 19, 1999. She was a charter member of the Pine First Baptist Church. Survivors include five sons and daughters-in-law, Daniel H. and Ann Seal of Tupelo, MS, Lavell and Nancy Seal of Colorado Springs, CO, Tommy J. and Audrey Seal, Walton E. and Sally Seal, and Johnny J. and Sybil Seal, all of Pine; four daughters and sons-in-law, Marilyn M. and Dwight Schilling of the Hays Creek community, Ida R. Seal of Pine, Alice F. and Wayne DeVries of Camdenton, MO, JoAnn and John A. Taylor of Canaan; 14 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; 7 step-grandchildren; and 11 step-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bernice Lester Seal; and a son, Colin Ray Seal. Services were held at Pine First Baptist Church with interment in the church cemetery. Arrangements were handled by Crain Funeral Home.

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SEAUX, Cleophas
CANKTON, LOUISIANA: Cleophas Seaux, 86, died April 28, 2003. He was a retired farmer. He attended St. John Berchman Catholic Church in Cankton. Preceding him in death were his parents, Henry Seaux and Louisa Cormier Seaux; four brothers; and four sisters. Surviving him are his wife, Verdie Myers Seaux of Cankton; three brothers, Claby Seaux of Scott, Leo Seaux and Leman Seaux, both of Crowley; one sister, Bertha Seaux of Crowley, and nieces and nephews. Services were held at St. John Berchman Catholic Church with burial at St. John Berchman Cemetery in Cankton with the Rev. Mario Romero officiating. Arrangements were handled by Melancon Funeral Home.

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SEELY, Alma H.
ABITA SPRINGS, LOUISIANA: Alma H. Seely died December 10, 2006. Services were held in the chapel of E.J. Fielding Funeral Home in Covington, LA, followed by interment at the Abita Springs Cemetery.

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SEGURA, Bettie Thompson Lewis
NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA: Bettie Thompson Lewis Segura, 56, died in a car accident on January 20, 2002. She was the widow of Alphonse J. Segura; daughter of the late Willie C. Sr. and Classie Mingo Thompson; mother of Cheryl and Ivan Lewis; sister of Mary Greely, Augustine Anderson, Annie Meyers, Clarissa McGowan, Deckzell, Willie C. Jr., Leonard, Lorandy, Homer and the late Edna L. and Eula Mae Thompson; grandmother of Lauren L. Winters, Dejenae A. Lewis and Jonquil A. Griffin; great-grandmother of Ingrid and Gerald Head; mother-in-law of LaChina G. Lewis; stepmother of Raymond Segura, Eva Head, Evelyn Lewis, Helen McDermott, Preston Segura and Cedrick Spencer; 20 other grandchildren; 29 other great-grandchildren; three brothers-in-law; eight sisters-in-law; and a host of other relatives and friends. Services were held at the Second Mt. Olive Baptist Church in New Orleans with Rev. James Edwards Jr. officiating. Interment was at Restlawn Memorial Park in Avondale, LA with arrangements by Cooper-Glapion Funeral Home of New Orleans, LA.

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SELF, Christopher Columbus
OAK GROVE, LOUISIANA: Christopher Columbus "Chris" Self, 72, died August 13, 2009. He was born December 20, 1936. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Carolyn Fay Self; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Chris Self, Jr. and Gail Self of Atlanta, GA, and Anthony D. Self of Lafayette; two daughters, Cynthia Elaine Wease of Oak Grove, and Wanda Rene Bearden of Bastrop; five brothers, Curtis Self and Gethern Self, both of Pioneer, LA, T.C. Self of West Monroe, Curvin Self of Ringgold, LA, and Sanford Self of Monroe, Louisiana; a sister, Beatrice Brister of West Monroe; 5 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; and his nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jehu Traver Self and Bertha Lee Moore Self; a daughter-in-law, Tammy Self; two brothers, Jehu Self and John Edwards Self; and three sisters, Gertrude Powell, Travis Powell, and Gladys De Ramus. Services were held at the First United Pentecostal Church of Oak Grove. Interment was at Red Wing Cemetery under the direction of Cox Funeral Home.

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SELVAGE, Juanita Diane
BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA: Juanita Diane Selvage, 59, died September 12, 2007. She was a sales associate for Wal-Mart. She is survived by her husband, Albert C. Selvage; her mother, Bernice Livous; her father, Green Patterson, Jr.; a daughter, Tonya L. Selvage; a son, Marvin Selvage; six sisters, Lois Knighten, Sandra Sims, Berdice Haynes, Theresa Patterson, Sheila King and Zelda Livous; two brothers, Ronnie Follins and Stacy Livous; and 4 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her grandmother, Renella Bennett; her stepfather, John Livous; a grandson, Terry Selvage; her mother-in-law, Martha Selvage; five nieces; and a nephew. Services were held at Antioch Full Gospel Missionary Church with Bishop Elder Harris presiding. Interment was at Southern Memorial Gardens under the direction of Wilson-Wooddale Funeral Home.

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SENEGAL, Archie J., Sr.
RAYNE, LOUISIANA: Archie Joseph Senegal, Sr., 56, died May 5, 2003. He worked for R.E. Heidt, and later worked at Lafayette Regional. Survivors include his wife, daughter and grandson: Lillian Breaux Senegal, Latanya Senegal and Dillon Charlot; three sons, Archie Jr. (Stephanie), Jared, and Marcus; 9 grandchildren, his parents, Theresa G. Senegal and Willie Floyd Senegal; a sister, Gracia P. Senegal (Austin); four brothers, Sanders (Verna), Hebert (Faye), Nolton (Patricia) and Robert (Marie) Senegal; his nieces and nephews; aunts and uncles; and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Willie J. Senegal, Sr., and Travis J. Senegal, Sr.; and a nephew, Jonathan Keith Harmon. Services were held at the Shrine of Our Mother of Mercy Catholic Church with the Rev. Richard Wagner, S.S.J. officiating. Burial was at the church cemetery with arrangements by Syrie Funeral Home.

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SENEGAL, Theresa
RAYNE, LOUISIANA: Theresa Guidry Senegal, 80, died March 31, 2009. She is survived by a daughter, Gracia Pearl Senegal (Austin); four sons, Herbert (Faye) of San Diego, CA, and Sander (Verna), Nolton (Patricia), and Robert (Marie), all of Rayne; three daughters-in-law, Bernadine Senegal, Lillian Breaux Senegal, and Mona Jolivette Senegal; two sisters, Warbell Mosley (J.D.) and Valentine Strauss (Stanley); her nieces and nephews; her aunts and uncles; 23 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; a great-great grandchild; and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Willie Senegal; three sons, Willie J. Senegal, Sr., Travis James Senegal, Sr., and Archie Senegal; five sisters, Verlis, Melba, Agnes, Gloria, Gertie and two brothers, Wallace and Joe; and two grandchildren, Jonathan Keith Harmon and Tanisha Magdelene Senegal. Services were held at Our Mother of Mercy Catholic Church. Interment was at the church cemetery under the direction of Syrie Funeral Home.

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SENNETT, Helena
RAYNE, LOUISIANA: Services were held on January 14, 2004 at the Starlight Baptist Church for Helena Sennette, age 89. Among the survivors are two brothers, Martin Lewis, of Rayne, and Johnny Lewis of Port Arthur Texas; and two sisters, Nola Nickson of Rayne, and Mary Louise Guidry. Arrangements were handled by Gossen Funeral Home of Rayne, LA.

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SERMONS, Minnie Ola
SHREVEPORT, LOUISIANA: Graveside services for Minnie Ola Sermons, 95, were held at Forest Park West Cemetery with arrangements by Rose-Neath's Southside Funeral Home. She died February 24, 2005. She was born June 19, 1909 to the late George R. and Mary M. Chandler. She was a Baptist. She worked at the LA Ammunition Plant during WWII, and had also been employed at Louisiana Cleaners of Shreveport as a clerk. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Joseph Sermons; a son, Billy Ray Small; and a daughter, Marie Lammons. Survivors include her daughters, Peggy Truett of Livingston, TX and Joyce Vinson of Belle Chase, LA; a son, Charles N. Small of Orange Park, FL; 13 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; her great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

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SETTOON, Alma J. Rousseau
PONCHATOULA, LOUISIANA: Alma Jane "Janie" Rousseau Settoon, 44, died July 16, 2000. She is survived by her husband, Lee Settoon; two sons, Andy and Brett Settoon; two sisters, Frances Parent and Brenda Jones; and a brother, Darrell Rousseau. She was preceded in death by her parents, Andrew and Ruby Rousseau. Funeral services were held with the Rev. Charles Bigner and Rev. Johnnie Hernandez officiating. Burial was at Ponchatoula Cemetery with arrangements by Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home.

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SEXTON, Lester L.
GRAMERCY, LOUISIANA: Lester Lawrence Sexton, 92, died January 1, 2009. He was born December 21, 1916. He retired from Kaiser Aluminum, and owned Gramercy Wood Products. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He is survived by wife of 48 years, Madeline Lucia Sexton, his daughters, Jo Ann Poche and Georgia Sexton Hymel; a son, George Sexton; a sister, Tosty Fortenberry; 10 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Vince Patterson; a grandson, Todd M. Poche; his parents, John and Virginia Sexton; two brothers, Leland and Gerald Sexton; and two sisters, Amus Zeigher and Daisy Greer. Services were held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Arrangements were handled by Rose Lynn Funeral Services.

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SHARP, Joel L.
BUSH, LOUISIANA: Joel Lindsey Sharp, 60, died July 21, 2004. He was the son of Ollis Pittman Sharp and the late Lindsey Sharp. Survivors include his sons, Eddie Sharp and Gregory Sharp; a brother, Kenneth E. Sharp, 2 grandchildren; and 4 step-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Stacey Sharp. Services were held at Sharp's Chapel Church of God. Interment was at Sharp's Chapel Cemetery under the direction of E.J. Fielding Funeral Home.

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SHARP, Sherian Houck
BUSH, LOUISIANA: Sherian "Sherry" Sharp, 56, died December 15, 2006. She was the wife of Calvin Sharp; the stepmother of Leann Threadgill, Timmy Sharp and Donna Hendricks; the aunt of Felicia Dutruch, Kay Taylor, and Andrew Briley; the sister of Randy Barlow and the late Sandy Briley; the daughter of the late Jack Houck and Hazel E. Stanfill Barlow; and the stepdaughter of Evan Barlow. Services were held at Sharp's Chapel Church of God. Interment was at Sharp's Chapel Church of God Cemetery in Bush, LA with arrangements by E.J. Fielding Funeral Home.

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SHEEK, Linda
THIBODAUX, LOUISIANA: Linda Sheek, 48, died September 5, 2005. Survivors include her parents, Theresa A. and Andrew Van Buren of Patterson; a son, Caleb Lee Howard of Morgan City; a daughter, Lydia Howard of Houma; two brothers, Henry Johnson III and Micheal Ray Johnson of Patterson; two sisters, Barbara Jack and husband, Lawrence, of Houston and Brenda Voclain and husband, Joel, of Schriever; and two grandchildren. A memorial service was held at the Jehovah's Witness Kingdom Hall in Thibodaux.

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SHINE, Elbert Lee
DeRIDDER, LOUISIANA: Elbert Lee Shine, 56, died November 4, 2008. He is survived by his companion, Glenda Myles; his sons, Keidrick Shine of Oklahoma City, OK, Terrance Homes of Nashville, TN; and Laron C. Myles; his daughters, Kenya Shine of Oklahoma City, OK, Layvonne V. Myles of DeRidder, and LaConia Selby of Ames, IA; a brother, Larry Shine; a sister, Peggy Lee of DeRidder; a nephew, Everette Lee of DeRidder; and 9 granchildren. He was preceded in death by his mother, Lucile Lee; his father, Tommy Shine; and a brother, Charles Lee. Services were held at God's Temple of Deliverance in DeRidder. Burial was at Starlight Cemetery.

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SIGUR, George
NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA: George O'Brien Sigur, 76, died November 16, 2009. He was born February 11, 1933 to the late Dallas Sigur, Sr. and Cecile Roubion Sigur. He held a degree in mathematics from Southern University at New Orleans, and retired from the U.S. Postal Service. He was a military veteran of the Korean War. Survivors include his wife, Eva Sigur; his children, Gwendolyn Honore and Thais and Wendel Sigur; a brother, Eldon (Debra) Sigur; three sisters-in-law, Emily, Ramona, and Yvonne; 5 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; his cousins; his nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Margaret "Jean" Pazon; four brothers, Zephaniah, Dallas, Jr., Lawrence, Sr., and Carl Sigur Sr.; his mother-in-law, Eva Reimonenq Collins; a brother-in-law, Whitaker Pazon, Sr.; and a sister-in-law, Grace Sigur. Services were held at Corpus Christi-Epiphany Catholic Church. Interment was at Mount Olivet Cemetery with arrangements by Charbonnet-Labat-Glapion Funeral Home.

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SIMON, Florence
LAFAYETTE, LOUISIANA: Florence Guidry Simon, 83, died October 18, 2009. She was born December 15, 1925. She retired from Lafayette Woodworks after 25 years, and also worked for H&R Block. She enjoyed camping and traveling. She is survived by four sons and their spouses, Jimmy and Diana Henry, Bobby and Toni Henry, Donny Henry, and Harry and Julie Henry, all of Sulphur; 17 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and her nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Wilson Simon; her parents, Rene Guidry and Julie Dupuis; four brothers, Wilfred Guidry, Ames Guidry, Oliver Guidry and Garland Guidry; and two sisters, Mildred Thibodeaux and Isabelle Landry. Interment was at Calvary Cemetery in Lafayette by Martin and Castille Funeral Home.

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SIMON, Mamie Barousse
NEW IBERIA, LOUISIANA: Mamie Barousse Simon, 90, died December 19, 1997. She is survived by two sons, S. Gerald Simon and James H. Simon, both of New Iberia; two sisters, Jeanne B. Johnson and Eloueese B. Akins, both of Lake Charles; 4 grandchildren; and 8 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank H. Simon; and by a granddaughter, Jean S. Bryan. Services were held at the Episcopal Church of the Epiphany. Interment was at Rosehill Cemetery under the direction of Evangeline Funeral Home.

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SIMONEAUX, Sidney, Jr.
PAINCOURTVILLE, LOUISIANA: Sidney "Dixie" Simoneaux, Jr., 69, died December 30, 2009 at his residence. He was a retired painter. He is survived by his wife, Celia Mae Simoneaux; a daughter, Vanessa S. (Fabian) Wilson of New Orleans; a brother, Ronald (Evelyn) Simoneaux of New Orleans; two sisters, Theresa S. Breaux of Paincourtville, and Barbara (Jack) Robertson of Darien, FL; four brothers-in-law; three sisters-in-law; 5 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, William Simoneaux; his parents, Carrie and Sidney Simoneaux, Sr.; brothers, Raymond, Walter, Curtis, Alfred, Fred, and Roland Simoneaux; and a sister, Sandra Simoneaux. Burial was at St. Charles Baptist Church Cemetery under the direction of Williams and Southall Funeral Home.

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SINGLETON, Elton
PRAIRIE LAURENT, LOUISIANA: Elton Singleton, 93, died January 26, 2005. He was a member of the Inseparable Friends Benevolent Society. Survivors include six daughters, Lois Auzenne (Emanuel) of Frilot Cove, Delrine De-Conge (Alvin) of Pleasantant, GA, Audrey Granger (Wilbert) of Lafayette, Orelia Lemelle (Edward) of Baytown, TX, Elizabeth Landry (Peter) of New Orleans, and Catherine Robertson (Donald) of St. Martinville; 20 grandchildren; and 28 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Clementine McIntyre Singleton. Services were held at St. Jules Catholic Church. Burial was at St. Ann's Cemetery with arrangements by Williams Funeral Home of Opelousas, LA.

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SKAINS, Lewis E.
MONROE, LOUISIANA: Lewis Eugene Skains, 84, died January 10, 2007. He was born June 22, 1922. He was a veteran of World War II, and was a member of the Knights of Columbus. Survivors include a son, Lewis "Chip" Skains II; and two daughters, Lea Spinks and Melissa Coleman. Services were held at Jesus the Good Shepherd Catholic Church with Msgr. Edmund Moore officiating. Interment was at Hasley Cemetery with arrangements by Mulhearn Funeral Home.

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SMITH, Alfred James
NEW IBERIA, LOUISIANA: Alfred James Smith, 97, died January 25, 2005. He was a retired nurse. Survivors include a son, Alfred Smith III; a daughter, Mary Smith Parkman; a brother, Hinton Smith; a daughter-in-law; 15 grandchildren; and 44 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Alfred and Alverta Smith; former wives, Jean Smith and Elizabeth Smith-Green; a son, Anthony Smith; and a son-in-law, Louis Parkman, Sr. Services were held at Journet and Bolden Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Roland Fontenot officiating. Interment was at St. Matthew Cemetery.

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SMITH, Solomon, Jr.
NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA: Solomon Smith, Jr. died January 1, 2010. He was born May 28, 1919 to Clara Anderson and Solomon Smith, Sr. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and playing cards. He attended James Chapel Baptist Church. He was the husband of the late Beatrice Smith; father of Isaac Reynolds; brother of David Reynolds and the late Cleveland Smith; nephew of Eliza Spurden; brother-in-law of Doris Reynolds; and the godfather of Ned Marie Toliver. He is also survived by 3 grandchildren; his nieces and nephews; his great-nieces, great-nephews and cousins; and other relatives and friends. Services were held at James Chapel Baptist Church. Interment was at Providence Park with arrangements by Charbonnet-Labat-Glapion Funeral Home.

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SMITH, Theresa
NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA: Theresa Augustine Smith, 77, died June 25, 2010 in New Orleans. She was born September 17, 1932 in New Orleans. She was a lifelong New Orleans resident, and a former catcher for the Pichon Chicks. Survivors include her sons, Bartholomew Smith, Jr. and Craig J. Smith; her daughters, Jill S. Harris, Roma S. Arnold, and Mary S. Jordan; three sons-in-law, Arthur Harris, Kenneth Arnold, and Larry Jordan, Jr.; a sister, Esteline A Barard; two brothers, Arnold Barard, Jr. and Gregory Barard; her grandchildren; and her great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bartholomew "Bill" Smith, Sr.; her parents, Arnold Augustine, Sr. and Pauline Delery Augustine; a brother, Melvin "Jordan" Paul Augustine; a sister, Esteline A. Barard; and 2 grandchildren. Services were held at Corpus Christi-Epiphany Catholic Church. Arrangements were handled by Boyd-Brooks Funeral Service.

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SNIDER, Numa L.
COVINGTON, LOUISIANA: Numa L. Snider died November 11, 2006. He was born February 22, 1913 to the late Herbert and Zetella Chatellier Snider. He was employed by GATX and Shell Oil Company. He was a World War II veteran. He is survived by his daughters, Linda Robinson Stockton (Gerald) of Covington, Sue LeBlanc (Steve) of LaPlace, Sharon Nunez (Harry) of Covington and Mary Beth Snider of Wiggins, MS; 7 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren. He was the brother of the late Zetella Passman, Eunice Diano, Phoebe, Lillie, Genevieve, Herle and M.G. Snider. He was preceded in death by his wife, Billie B. Snider. Interment was at Pinecrest Memorial Gardens in Covington with arrangements by E.J. Fielding Funeral Home.

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SOIGNET, Yvonne
THIBODAUX, LOUISIANA: Yvonne M. Soignet, 84, died September 4, 2009. She is survived by a brother, Lester J. Soignet; three sisters, Patricia R. Soignet, Grace A. Soignet, and Joyce Soignet Chauvin; her nieces and nephews; and her great-nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Theard and Eugenie Bernard Soignet; two brothers, Russell J. Soignet and Harold James Soignet; and a nephew, Gerard Soignet. Services were held at St. Genevieve Catholic Church. Burial was at St. Joseph Cemetery under the direction of Thibodaux Funeral Home.

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SOILEAU, Herman
VILLE PLATTE, LOUISIANA: Herman L. Soileau, 89, died April 26, 2008 at Ville Platte Medical Center. He was born September 3, 1918. Survivors include a daughter, Carleen Soileau Stansbury (Bruce) of Lafayette; a son, Kenneth Soileau (Emerella) of Ville Platte; four sisters, Lucille Soileau Guillory and Isabelle Soileau Vidrine, both of Ville Platte, Evelyn Soileau Fontenot, and Stella Mayeau of Lafayette; a brother, Donald Soileau of Florida; 6 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Marie Ortego Soileau; a sister, Alice Lou Dumond; and a brother, Rapheal Soileau. Services were held at Sacred Heart Church. Interment was at B.J. Fontenot Cemetery under the direction of LaVille Funeral Home.

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SOLAR, Cletus M.
RACELAND, LOUISIANA: Cletus Martin Solar, 84, died September 5, 2009. He was a retired administrator at South Lafourche Nursing Home. He was a veteran of World War II, and attended St. Mary's Nativity Catholic Church. He was a member of the VFW and American Legion. He is survived by his wife, Barbara Jennings Solar; a son, Thomas D. Solar; three daughters and sons-in-law, Mildred and Ronny Sexton, Janice and James Kline, and Phyllis and Michael Beard; 7 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Sidney and Mildred Cantrelle Solar; two brothers; and five sisters. Services were held at St. Mary's Nativity Catholic Church. Arrangements were handled by Falgout Funeral Home.

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SOMMERS, Audrey
TURKEY CREEK, LOUISIANA: Audrey C. Sommers, 94, passed away December 30, 2008. She was a former mayor of Turkey Creek, and was a retired school teacher with over 40 years of service. She was the last of the original Bayou Chicot school teachers. She attended Trinity Baptist Church. She is survived by a nephew, W.L. Chapelle of Turkey Creek; two nieces, Glenda Chapelle of Turkey Creek, and Kathy Chapelle of Jacksonville, FL; her great-nieces and great-nephews; and her great-great nieces and great-great nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Sommers; a son, Chris Sommers; a brother, Leroy Chapelle; and a sister, Maude C. Norris. Services were held at Trinity Baptist Church. Interment was at Turkey Creek Cemetery by Rush Funeral Home.

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SOPRANO, Glenn Peter
CHARENTON, LOUISIANA: Glenn Peter Soprano, 71, died February 9, 2009. He is survived by three sons, Joel Soprano and wife Tina of Koko, MS, Mario Soprano and wife Monica of Breaux Bridge, and Alfredo Soprano of Charenton; three daughters, Tonya Hebert and husband Todd, of Lake Charles, Magdalene Soprano of Charenton, and Mia Soprano of Lafayette; 9 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Judith Morales Soprano; a son, Nino Soprano; his parents, Joseph Soprano and Mae Dugas Soprano; and a brother, Barry Soprano. Services were held at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Burial was at the church cemetery with arrangements by Iberts Mortuary, Inc.

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SPEARMAN, Roy L.
BASTROP, LOUISIANA: Roy L. Spearman, 61, died January 9, 2001. Services were held at Cherry Hill No. 2 Missionary Baptist Church in Galion with Rev. W.J. Hardy, Jr. officiating. Interment was at the church cemetery with arrangements handled by Montgomery Funeral Home.

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SPEARS, Gertha
SPEARSVILLE, LOUISIANA: Gertha Spears died December 22, 1976. Survivors include two sons, J.V. Spears of Farmerville and Marvin D. Spears of Ruston; a grandson, Jake Spears of Ruston; 24 other grandchildren; 56 great-grandchildren; and 77 great-great grandchildren. Services were held at Mt. Union Church. Burial was at Mt. Union Cemetery.

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SPEARS, Gladys
WEST MONROE, LOUISIANA: Gladys Virginia Moore Spears, 88, died September 19, 2007. She was born October 27, 1918 to Rosa Tucker Moore and Floyd Clark Moore. She worked with her husband in business, and taught Sunday School classes at Zion Hill Baptist Church, where she was a longtime member. The Sunday School class was named after her upon her retirement. Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Michael D. and Susan Spears; two daughters and sons-in-law, Sue and Ronnie Green, and Beth and Wendell Coplin, all of West Monroe; 7 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Lovie Ledbetter and Rosa B. Edwards. She was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Marvin D. Spears; her parents; and an infant sister, Reba Moore. Services were held at Zion Hill Baptist Church in Farmerville, LA. Interment was at Zion Hill Cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home.

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SPEARS, Grayson L.
FARMERVILLE, LOUISIANA: Grayson L. Spears, 69, died February 4, 1969. He was a retired mail carrier. He is survived by his wife, Lillian Rockett Spears; six sons, James W. (Jake) Spears, owner of the Spears Funeral Homes, Teddy Joe Spears of Junction City, AR, Paul E. Spears of Monroe, Jerry M. Spears of Shreveport, Donny R. Spears of Ruston, and Greyson E. Spears of Lewisville, AR; three daughters, Miss Florene Spears and Mrs. Evelyn Barmore, both of Shreveport, and Mrs. Barbara Roberson of Lewisville, AR; his mother, Mrs. Girtha Spears of Farmerville; two brothers, J.V. Spears of Hiwasse, AR and Marvin D. Spears of Farmerville; and 17 grandchildren. Services were held at Farmerville Church of Christ. Burial was at Bernice Cemetery by Spears Funeral Home.

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SPEARS, Lillian
FARMERVILLE, LOUISIANA: Funeral services for Lillian Rockett Spears were held December 1, 1972 at Spears Funeral Home in Ruston. She was the widow of of the late Grayson Spears, and was a native of Spearsville. Survivors include six sons, Jake and Paul Spears, both of Ruston, Grayson E. Spears of Hope, AR, Teddy Joe Spears of Junction City, AR, Jerry Spears of Shreveport, and Donny Spears of Camden, AR; three daughters, Florene Keech of Shreveport, Evelyn Barmore of Blanchard, and Barbara Roberson of Hope, AR; a sister, Mrs. Irma Rockett of Bernice; and 20 grandchildren. Burial was at Bernice Cemetery under the direction of Spears Funeral Home.

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SQUARE, Mary Rivers
ZACHARY, LOUISIANA: Mary Rivers "Big Mama" Square, 84, died January 29, 2005. She was predeceased by her husband, parents and four brothers. Survivors include five daughters, Ardelia and husband Johnny Hayes Sr., Milwaukee, Maude and husband Herman Miller Jr., Slaughter, Gloria D. Higgins, Zachary, Rosie Mitchell, Los Angeles, and Deloris Shanklin, Baton Rouge; a son, Lawrence and wife Gay Square, Inglewood, Calif.; two sisters, Mable Young, Baton Rouge, and Thelma and husband Robert Williams, Zachary; 24 grandchildren, 48 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren. Services were held on February 5, 2005 with Rev. Glorius Wright officiating. Interment was at Holly Grove Cemetery in Zachary with arrangements handled by Miller & Daughter Mortuary.

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STALKS, Shirley
NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA: Shirley Stalks, 69, died August 2, 2009. She was the daughter of Cedalia Hopkins. She was the mother of Peter, Donald, Michael, Leonard, Ronald, Vanessa, Sharon and Angela; the mother-in-law of Linda, Terry, Earlene, Coana and Latasha; and the sister of Mary Lee Hardy. She was also survived by 30 grandchildren; 44 great-grandchildren; a great-great grandson; a sister-in-law; 8 brothers-in-law; her nieces and nephews; her aunts and uncles; and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Peter Stalks, Sr. Interment was at Holt Cemetery by Gertrude Geddes Willis Funeral Home.

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STEWART, Geneva
ALBANY, LOUISIANA: Geneva A. Gill Stewart, 89, died November 17, 1982 at Hammond Nursing Home. Survivors include a daughter in law, Edith Stewart; 2 grandchildren; ad her nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Burlin Stewart; a son, Grady Stewart; and 7 siblings. Services were held at Bethlehem Baptist Church. Interment was at the church cemetery.

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STEWART, Precious
NAPOLEONVILLE, LOUISIANA: Precious Stewart, 65, died December 8, 2008. Survivors include four daughters, Anna Greenup and Angella Stewart of Lake Charles, Lucille Cooks of Thibodaux, and Wendy Stewart of San Antonio; four brothers, Mervin, Sr., Wallace, Sr. and Ronald Gustave, Sr., all of Napoleonville, and Peter Gustave of Lake Charles; two sisters, Agnes Thomas of Napoleonville, and Maude Burdis of Thibodaux; 22 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Evester Stewart, Sr.; a sister, Audrey Washington; and a brother, Lawrence Gustave, Jr. Services were held at St. Paul Baptist Church. Burial was at the church cemetery with arrangements by Williams and Southall Funeral Home.

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STILES, Emma
RUSTON, LOUISIANA: Emma Kate Stiles, 92, died July 3, 2006. She was born July 30, 1913 to Dr. Charles and Willie Curtis. She held a Bachelor's degree from the University of Georgia, and earned a Master's degree in Nutrition from Louisiana Tech. She worked as a Dietary Consultant for the State Department of Hospitals, Health, and Human Resources for over 20 years before retiring at the age of 70. She was a Charter member of Grace United Methodist Church. She was a member of the Quota Club, the American Dietetic Association, Chi Omega Fraternity, and was a charter member of College Park Junior Women's Club. She enjoyed reading and cooking. She was the wife of Dr. John E. Stiles. She is survived by an adopted daughter, Carolyn Terrill Sumrall and husband Mickey of Ruston; a niece, Memye C. Tucker of Marietta, GA; a nephew, Walker Lewis Curtis, Jr. and wife Dedre of Cleveland, GA; two grandsons: Jeffrey M. Williamson and wife Courtney of Homer, LA and Phillip W. Bond, Jr. of Ruston; 2 great-grandchildren; several great-nieces and great-nephews; and extended family members, Linda and Eddie Gay and children of Stutgart, AR; Peggy and Rush Hull and children of Ruston; Billy M. "Pete" Terrill and wife Margaret of Ruston; James Slaton and children of Homer; Amanda Teague and children of Texas; Norman Wright; and Paul Wright and children of LA. Burial was at Greenwood Cemetery in Ruston under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home.

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STOUTE, Lillie
PORT BARRE, LOUISIANA: Lillie Jagneaux Stoute, 89, died January 7, 2010. She was the former owner of the Buckhorn Cafe in Lottie. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, the Sacred Heart Rosary Group, and the American Legion Auxiliary. She is survived by three sons, Ronald Courville, Sr. and wife Janel of Melville, Dale Courville and wife Pat of Madison, AL, and Lawrence Stoute, Jr. and wife Pauline of Sunset; four daughters, Joyce Soileau and husband Bobby of Port Barre, Sylvia Bowy of Carencro, Diane Dietrich and husband Paul of Eunice, and Venida Collette and husband Mitch of Lottie; a daughter-in-law, Nat Courville of Port Barre; a sister, Dorothy Manuel of Prairie Ronde; 17 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence Stoute, Sr.; a son, Donald Courville, Sr.; her parents, Joseph Jagneaux and Marie Semar Thibodeaux; her stepfather, Edless Thibodeaux, Sr.; four great-grandchildren, Terrel and Randy Satterley, and Eric and Ethan Courville; and four siblings, Carrie Radtke, Allen Thibodeaux, Edless Thibodeaux, Jr., and Gerald Thibodeaux. Services were held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Interment was at Sacred Heart Cemetery with arrangements by Sibille Funeral Home.

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STREDIT, Lucius
NEW IBERIA, LOUISIANA: Lucius Stredit, 64, died February 9, 1998. He was a member of St. Edward Catholic Church, where he served as an usher. He was a member of the Knights of Peter Claver #179, and the Holy Name Society. He is survived by his wife, Irma Stredit of New Iberia; a son, Christopher Johnson, Sr. of New Iberia; and a grandchild. He was preceded in death by his father, Orelia Lee Stredit; his mother, Mary Riggs; two brothers, Arthur Stredit, Sr. and Horace Brown; and two sisters, Louise Harris and Edna Stredit. Services were held at St. Edward Catholic Church with Rev. Thomas James officiating. Interment was at the church cemetery under the direction of Journet and Bolden Funeral Home.

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STRENTZ, Elaine Bernard
LAFAYETTE, LOUISIANA: Elaine Bernard Strentz died February 16, 2007. She was born October 26, 1925 to the late George and Ella Bernard. She is survived by her husband of 49 years, Lloyd Strentz; a daughter, Valerie Disatell and her husband, Joel, of The Woodlands, TX; two sons, Rory Strentz and Scott Strentz, both of Lafayette; and 5 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Marjorie Langlinais; and two brothers, George Bernard, Jr. and Bobby Bernard. Interment was at Fountain Memorial Cemetery with Rev. John DeLeeuw officiating. Arrangements were handled by Delhomme Funeral Home.

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STUTES, Donna R. Sarver
CROWLEY, LOUISIANA: Donna Rose Sarver Stutes, 85, died September 25, 2006. She was a member of Les Dames, the Rebekah Lodge, Ebenezer Home Demonstration, and the Order of the Eastern Star. She attended the First United Methodist Church of Crowley. She enjoyed traveling to, and collecting spoons from all 50 states. She is survived by a daughter, Cheryl LeMaire and husband Mike of Crowley; two sons, William Donald Stutes and wife Gwen of League City, TX, and Kerry Lee Stutes and wife Debbie of Crowley; and 3 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Don Stutes; a brother, Linton Sarver; a sister, Olive Sarver; and her parents, Frank and Julia Sarver. Interment was at Woodlawn Cemetery under the direction of Geesey-Ferguson Funeral Home.

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SZANYI, John, Jr.
ALBANY, LOUISIANA: John Szanyi, Jr., 94, died May 29, 2001 at his residence. He was a member of St. Margaret Catholic Church. Survivors include his wife, Mary Marshall Szanyi; and a daughter, Elizabeth Rhodes of California. He was preceded in death by a sister, Helen Szanyi; and two brothers, Arpod and Joe Szanyi. Services were held at St. Margaret Catholic Church. Interment was at the church cemetery under the direction of Geisler Funeral Home.

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