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BENSABAT, BETTY LILLY 
A resident of Waveland, Miss., she died peacefully at home Saturday morning, Sept. 11, 1999. She was 63. Memorial Mass at Our Lady of the Gulf Catholic Church, Bay St. Louis, Miss., at 11 a.m. Tuesday. Survived by five children, Corinne Bensabat Young of Tampa, Fla., Mark Perry Ben-sabat of Baton Rouge, Christopher Loeber Bensabat of Clear Lake Shores, Texas, Caroline Bensabat Marshall of Winter Park, Fla., and Andrew Dunbar Bensabat of Tampa; and 10 grandchildren. Preceded in death by her husband, George Dunbar Bensabat, who lived in Waveland; and her parents, Lillian and Orley Lilly, who lived in Grenada, Miss. Until this spring, she taught English and literature at Our Lady Academy in Bay St. Louis, where she was chosen star teacher five times by the students during her 12 years of service. Previously, she taught at St. Clare Catholic School in Waveland. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to the Betty Lilly Bensabat Scholarship Trust, Our Lady Academy, 222 S. Beach Blvd., Bay St. Louis, MS 39520. Edmond Fahey Funeral Home, Bay St. Louis, in charge of ar-rangements. 

BERNARD, JOSHUA IRWIN 
Born Nov. 16, 1979, he went home to be with the Lord on Sat-urday, Sept. 11, 1999. He was deeply loved by his family and many friends and will be greatly missed. He was the beloved son of John Newcomb Bernard and Stephanie Penny Baum. He is survived by a brother, John Jules Bernard; a sister, Nichole Schroop of Melbourne, Fla.; his paternal grandmother, Geraldine Newcomb Bernard of Diamondhead, Miss.; and maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Irwin Penny. His aunts and uncles are Mr. and Mrs. Vernon L. Slayton of Winston-Salem, N.C., Mr. and Mrs. Gerald James Bernard of Walker, Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Glenn Ber-nard, Mr. and Mrs. Gary J. VanOss, Mr. and Mrs. Richard B. Odom, Mary Isabel Harris and Henry Harvey Harris of Mesa, Ariz. He is also survived by numerous cousins and special friend, Jamie Nicole Hill. Preceded in death by paternal grandfather, Gerald Jules Bernard. Pallbearers will be Todd Paul Guillot, Paul Bennett, Jonathan M. Wilson, Pat Taylor, William Worley, Richard B. Odom, Ronald Glenn Bernard and Gerald Thomas Bernard. Vis-iting at Greenoaks Funeral Home, 9595 Florida Blvd., 8 a.m. until religious services at 1 p.m. Monday. Interment in Greenoaks Memorial Park.

BRUMFIELD, ELSIE MAGEE 
A resident of Baton Rouge and a native of New Orleans, she died at 3:45 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 9, 1999, at her home. She was born Sept. 16, 1921. Visiting at Greater New Guide Baptist Church, 9 a.m. until religious services at 11 a.m. Tuesday, conducted by the Rev. Isaiah Webster. Interment in Roselawn Memorial Park. Survived by hus-band, Quincy Brumfield Jr., Baton Rouge; a daughter, Rosalyn M. Brumfield, Atlanta; a son, Kenneth Brumfield, Baton Rouge; two brothers, Delos Magee, Baton Rouge, and Willie Magee, Mount Hermon; and two grandchildren, Preceded in death by parents, two sisters and a brother. Miller & Daughter Mortuary, Zachary, in charge of arrangements.

CHUSTZ, WELDON J. 
A resident of New Roads, he died Sunday afternoon, Sept. 12, 1999. He was 72. Visiting at Niland's Funeral Home, New Roads, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday. Other arrangements are pending.

DYKES, O.L. 
A resident of Hammond, he died Saturday, Sept. 11, 1999, in Hammond. He was 76 and a native of Springfield. Visiting at Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home Inc., Ponchatoula, 11 a.m. until religious services in the funeral home chapel at 1 p.m. Monday. Interment in Bankston Cemetery. Survived by two stepdaughters, Louise Prine, Springfield, and Joy Bonham, Arkansas; a stepson, Teddy Winkle, Springfield; nine stepgrandchildren; and 25 step-great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by his wife, Ocie Hurley Dykes; and five brothers and sisters.

FONTAINE, JONATHAN JOSEPH 
A beloved son, loving brother and wonderful friend to everyone, he joined the kingdom of God on Saturday, Sept. 11, 1999, as the re-sult of an automobile accident in Kentwood. His wonderful smile will remain in the hearts of his relatives and friends forever. He was the love of his family's life for 18 wonderful years. He was a na-tive and resident of Baton Rouge. Visiting at Rabenhorst Funeral Home, 825 Government St., 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday and after 10 a.m. Tuesday. Religious services in the funeral home chapel at noon Tuesday. Survived by his mother, Tara Hernandez Arbour, Baton Rouge; stepfather, Paul Michael Arbour, Walker; a sister, Adair Francine Arbour, Baton Rouge; maternal grandfather, and maternal stepgrandmother, Roy J. and Silvia Hernandez, Baton Rouge; aunt, Lisa Hernandez Beard, Lufkin, Texas; an uncle and aunt, Andre A. and Marie Hernandez, Baton Rouge; and five cousins, Amy Hernandez, Hillary A. Hernandez Spillman, Chelsea Spillman and Kendall B. Beard, all of Baton Rouge, and Chase B. Beard, Lufkin. Preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Francine M. Hernandez; and an uncle, Roy J. Hernandez Jr. Honorary pallbearers are Tam Nygen, Trent Harvey, Joey Pierce, Robert Taylor, Shae Snyder and Stephen Bachaleda. He will be greatly missed by his younger sister and best friend, Adair Arbour.

HEBERT, CHRISTIAN BLAINE DEBLANC (INFANT) 
Our beautiful boy was born and left this earth to claim his place as a precious angel on Friday, Sept. 10, 1999, at Woman's Hospital. Private graveside services with the family will be held Tuesday, Sept. 14, 1999, at Resthaven Gardens of Memory. He is survived by his father and mother, Cyrus Peter deBlanc Jr. and Crista Hebert; brothers, Cody and Dickie; maternal grandparents, John and Mary Kay Carpenter; uncle, Dustin Carpenter; paternal grandmother, Dolly Hebert; aunt, Brandy Hebert; great-grand-mother, Marjorie deBlanc Hebert; and numerous relatives and friends. Preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Cyrus Peter deBlanc Hebert. Hollabaugh Spindle Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

KLEINPETER, CARL R. 
A retired veteran service officer for Ascension Parish with 24 years of service and a resident of St. Amant, he died at 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept 11, 1999, at Riverview Medical Center, Gonzales. He was 69 and a native of Port Arthur, Texas. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean conflict. Visiting at Welsh Funeral Home, Gonzales, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesday. Visiting at the funeral home from 8 a.m. until religious services at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, conducted by the Rev. Bob Stine. Interment in Prai-rieville Cemetery, Prairieville. Survived by his wife, Josephine W. Kleinpeter, St. Amant; a daughter and son-in-law, Tara Gail and Ron-nie David, Zachary; two sons, John Ray Kleinpeter, Irvine, Calif., and Terry Gene Kleinpeter, Baker; a stepson and daughter-in-law, Joey and Paula Babin, St. Amant; five stepdaughters and spouses, Jeanette and Barry Lambert, Lois Faye and Stanley Villneurve and Susie and Joey Templet, all of St. Amant, Linda Gayle and Terry Melancon, Sorrento, and Carolyn and Dave Matlosz, Baton Rouge; two brothers, Frank Kleinpeter, Emerson, Ga., and Carey Kleinpeter, Jena; two grandchildren, Aimee and Holly David, Zachary; 19 stepgrandchildren; and 15 step-great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by his parents, John F. "Jessie" and Thelma McAdams Kleinpeter; and two brothers, J.F. Kleinpeter Sr. and Lloyd Kleinpeter. Pallbearers will be Duane Lambert, Adam Dunnam, Trent Melancon, Chaise Templet, Jared Babin and Donald Kleinpeter. Honorary pallbearers are Olen Kleinpeter, Dustin Villneurve, Chase Lenoux, Kirk Lambert and Ty Lambert. He was a founder and member of the 23rd Infantry Regiment of the Korean branch. He was a member of the Louisiana Selective Service Board. He was a member of the Disabled American Veterans, Jambalaya Chapter No. 45, American Legion Gautreau-Williams Post No. 81 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 3693. He was of the Catholic faith.

PENTON, HILDA ORICA NOBLE 
A resident and native of Pride, she died at 11:15 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 11, 1999, at Lane Memorial Hospital, Zachary. She was 67. Visiting at Charlet Funeral Home Inc., Zachary, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday. Visiting at Sandy Creek Baptist Church, Pride, 8:30 a.m. until religious services at 10 a.m. Tuesday, conducted by the Rev. Dale Phillips. Interment in church cemetery. Survived by husband of 45 years, Hardy J. "Buddy" Penton of Pride; three daughters and sons-in-law, Debbie and Lowell Helmke, Rhonda and Ray Sanders and Sherry and Jeff Sanchez, all of Pride; a sister and brother-in-law, Becky and Charles Collier of Pride; two foster sisters and brothers-in-law, Joann and Larry Johnson and Betty and Mike Rains, all of Baton Rouge; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Jerry and Beverly Noble of Prairieville, and Terry and Gloria Noble of Baton Rouge; eight grandchildren, Angie M. Karras, Kayla Rain-water, Davey, Dwayne and Bridget Moran, Shaine Powers, and Erin and Erica Chesne; four stepgrandchildren, two great-grandchildren, four stepgreat-grandchildren, seven nephews and two nieces. Preceded in death by parents, Leon F. and Clemmie K. Noble. Pallbearers will be Davey and Dwayne Moran, Shaine Powers, Erin Chesne, Wayne Noble and Andy Collier. She was a mem-ber of Sandy Creek Baptist Church, Pride.

PRITCHETT, WALTER L. 
Retired from the Merchant Ma-rine and a resident of Denham Springs, he died of asbestosis at 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 10, 1999, at his home. He was 75 and a native of Montana. Visiting at Rabenhorst Funeral Home East, 11000 Florida Blvd., from 3 p.m. until religious services in the funeral home chapel at 4 p.m. Monday. Crema-tion will follow with burial at sea. Survived by his wife, Shirley R. Pritchett; two daughters, Bernie Amorosa and Nancy McDaniel; and eight grandchildren. Preceded in death by a son, Kevin Noel Pritchett; a stepson, John Frances McDonner; and a grandchild, Blain Courtney Pritchett. He was a member of Seafarers Interna-tional Union. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Cancer Services of Greater Baton Rouge, 550 Lobdell Ave., Baton Rouge, LA 70806.

SCHILLINGS, HILLERY A. 
A retired security officer for Southeastern Louisiana University and a resident of Kentwood, he died at noon Sunday, Sept. 12, 1999, at his home. He was 90 and a native of Mount Hermon. He was a U.S. Marine Corps and a U.S. Army veteran. Visiting at Spring Creek Baptist Church, Spring Creek, from 9 a.m. until religious services at 1 p.m. Monday, conducted by the Rev. Danny Smith. Interment in Spring Creek Cemetery. Survived by his wife, Ona Gill Schillings, and a daughter, Glenda J. Schillings, both of Kentwood; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by three sisters, Agnes Gill, Doris Schillings and Edna Fish; two brothers, Pete Schillings and Doc Schillings; and a daughter, Linda Schillings. McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, in charge of arrangements.

SOLAR, JR. SAM P. "POOL" 
A retired warehouse manager for Ascension Parish School Board with 40 years of service and a resident of Donaldsonville, he died at 4:15 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 12, 1999, at Prevost Memorial Hospital, Donaldsonville. He was born Jan. 16, 1918, to Sam and Frances Medine Solar of Donaldsonville. He served in the U.S. Army Medical Corps during World War II. Visiting at Ourso Funeral Home, Donaldsonville, from 8 a.m. until Masonic services at 11 a.m. Monday. Entombment in Ascension Mausoleum. Survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Linda and John Allen Landry, Donaldsonville, and Jane and Michael Roby, Napoleonville; three grandsons, Jon and André Landry and Micah Roby; three sisters-in-law, Syble Sutton, Brooks, Ga., Hazel Cooper, Douglasville, Ga., and Helen Pittman, Bowdon, Ga.; and a niece, Trudy Coupel, Paincourtville. Preceded in death by his wife of 52 years, Ella Ruth Pittman Solar; and his parents. He was a member and past master of Ascension Masonic Lodge No. 251 F&AM, Istrouma York Rite Bodies, Scottish Rite of Baton Rouge, Acacia U.D. Temple of Baton Rouge, Istrouma Commandery No. 28, Ascension Chapter No. 49 RAM, Istrouma Council No. 33 R&SM and American Legion Post No. 98. 

ALDREDGE, SARA I. 
A retired schoolteacher and resident of Baton Rouge, she died Thursday, Nov. 11, 1999, at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center. She was 86 and a native of Many. Visiting at Rabenhorst Funeral Home East, 11000 Florida Blvd., 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and after 8 a.m. Saturday. Religious services at the funeral home chapel at 9 a.m. Saturday, conducted by Dr. Dennis Johnsey. Graveside services at Memory Lawn Cemetery, Natchitoches, at 2:30 p.m. Saturday. Survived by a sister-in-law, Nettie H. Aldredge, New Iberia; three nieces, Janet A. Pritchard, Denham Springs, Susan A. Fulfer, Midland, Texas, and Sandy A. Williams, Jena; two nephews, Jim Aldredge, New Orleans, and Tom Aldredge, Brigham City, Utah; 12 great-nieces and great-nephews, and 13 great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews. Preceded in death by her father, Tom Aldredge; mother, Mina D. Aldredge; and two brothers, Leroy and Ferma Aldredge. She was a member of and a Sunday school teacher at Florida Boulevard Baptist Church. 

ANKUM, ALICE LEBEOUF 
A native and resident of Welcome, she died at 2:59 p.m. Monday, Nov. 8, 1999, at LSU Earl K. Long Medical Center, Baton Rouge. She was 63. Visiting at Mount Calvary Baptist Church, St. James, 5 p.m. until religious services at 7 p.m. Friday, conducted by the Rev. Samuel Jones. Dismissal at noon Saturday. Burial in church cemetery. Survived by a son, Alfred Ankum Jr., St. James; two daughters, Pamela Ankum, St. James, and Patricia Harris Vaultz, Slidell; four sisters, Eva Mae Harris, St. James, Joyce and Willie Ann LeBeouf, both of New Orleans, and Octavia Thornton, Brittany; four brothers, Warren and Charles LeBeouf, both of St. James, Paul LeBeouf, Donaldsonville, and Albert LeBeouf, Baton Rouge; nieces, nephews, cousins, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, other relatives and friends. Preceded in death by parents, June LeBeouf Sr. and Octavia Gauthreaux LeBeouf; husband, Alfred Ankum Sr.; two sisters, Fannie and Ethel LeBeouf; and two brothers, Junior and the Rev. June LeBeouf Jr. Brazier-Watson Funeral Home, Donaldsonville, in charge of arrangements. 

BOUDREAUX, NOLAND WALTER "SHINE" 
A retired waiter for Jake’s Place with 30 years of service and a resident of Baton Rouge, he died at 6:45 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 4, 1999, in West Feliciana Parish. He was 85 and a native of New Roads. Visiting at New Southside Funeral Home from 9 a.m. Saturday until religious services at 11 a.m., conducted by the Rev. Kenneth Smith. Interment in Public Cemetery, Zachary. Survived by his wife, Marie Antoinette "Tilly" Boudreaux; a daughter, Shelia Bertrand, Baton Rouge; a son, Claude Clifton Boudreaux, Baton Rouge; two half-brothers, Johnny Boudreaux, New Roads, and Mathew Boudreaux, Empire; eight grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by father; mother; two brothers; and two sisters. 

BRIGNAC, GRACE SALASSI 
A retired school teacher with 50 years of service, she died at 11:50 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 9, 1999, at Harvest Manor Nursing Home, Denham Springs. She was 103 and a native of French Settlement. She taught for 43 years in French Settlement public schools and seven years at St. Theresa of Avila School in Gonzales. Visiting at St. Joseph Catholic Church, French Settlement, 8:30 a.m. Saturday until Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m., conducted by the Rev. James A. Kinkead. Interment in church cemetery. Survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Mary Agnes and Edwin C. Holmer, New Caanan, Conn.; two sons and daughters-in-law, Warren J. and Carmen C. Brignac, Fort Worth, Texas, and Edmond P. and Annette T. Brignac, Decatur, Ala.; eight grandchildren, Lisa Lynch, Paul Brignac, Stephen Brignac, Donna Borret, Dr. Raymond Brignac, Gary Brignac, Edwin Holmer Jr. and Russell Holmer; and 14 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her husband, Hercule Paul Brignac; and six brothers and sisters. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, French Settlement Historical Society, various teachers’ associations and was a graduate of Louisiana Normal College, Natchitoches. Memorial donations may be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church of French Settlement. Rabenhorst Funeral Home East, 11000 Florida Blvd., in charge of arrangements. Miss Grace, as she was known, was a devoted teacher who had a positive influence on the lives of the many area residents who passed through her classrooms. 

DESLATTE, SR. JOSEPH M. 
An employee of Dixie Machine Welding and Metal Works Inc., New Orleans, and a resident of Lacombe since 1977, he died at his home Wednesday, Nov. 10, 1999, of cancer. He was 59 and a native of New Orleans. Visitation at Honaker Funeral Home, 1751 Gause Blvd. West (in Forest Lawn Cemetery), Slidell, from 9 a.m. Saturday until religious services at 11 a.m., officiated by the Rev. Don Gilmore. Interment in White Hall Cemetery, White Hall. He was the beloved husband of Rita G. Deslatte; father of three sons, Joseph M. Deslatte Jr., David Deslatte and Glen Deslatte, and a daughter, Lori Deslatte Ruiz; son of the late Oscar and Julia Fontenot Deslatte; brother of J.A. Deslatte, Adam Deslatte, Lena Barrient, Eunice Fontenot, Rozalia Anselmo, Addie V. Lucinski and the late Wilson Deslatte; and is survived by seven grandchildren. He was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church, Slidell. 

DILWORTH, CORLAS M. 
A graphics engineer and a resident of Baton Rouge, he died at 3:45 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 6, 1999, at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center. He was 28 and a native of New Orleans. Visiting at First Church of God in Christ United, 10 a.m. Saturday until religious services at noon. Interment in Mount Olivet Cemetery, New Orleans. Survived by his wife, Kimyata DeJean Dilworth; mother, Leontene Rankins Dilworth; and a brother, Dr. Curtis McMurry Dilworth Jr. Preceded in death by his father, Curtis Dilworth Sr. Pallbearers will be Bryce Crier, Robert Guesnon, Dreux Lawes, Jimmy Lee Lewis, Byron Strain, Wilton Tate III and Ronald Taylor. Honorary pallbearers are Revius Adams, Curtis Dilworth Jr., Curtis Dilworth III, Joel Dixon, Renauld Lewis, Ernest Berry Polk and Reubin Porter. He was a graduate of Redeemer High School, received a bachelor of arts degree in mass communications at Southern University and was enrolled in a dual masters program in mass communications and computer science. Richardson Funeral Home, Kenner, in charge of arrangements. 

GREEN, EDWARD "JIMMY" 
A resident of Baton Rouge, he died Saturday, Nov. 6, 1999, at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center. He was 66 and a native of Fort Adams, Miss. Religious services at New Beachgrove Baptist Church at 10 a.m. Friday, conducted by the Rev. Joseph Armstrong. Interment in Winnfield Memorial Park. Survived by his wife, Diane Green; mother, Alberta Jones; two daughters, Alberta and Lakela Collins; eight sons, LaKron, Lonterio, Naquel, Antonius, John, Gregory, John and James; four sisters, Ethel Davis, Ella Armstrong, Lucille Armstrong and Jaqueline Robinson; six brothers, Joseph Armstrong, Tanner Jr., Grammer, Isreal, Jackson and David Green; 32 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by his father, Tanner Green Sr.; a son, Carl Coleman; a stepson, Curtis Doss; a brother, George Green; and maternal and paternal grandparents. Winnfield Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. 

HOLLOWAY, ZELMA JEAN PIERCE 
A retired AT&T employee with 21 years of service and a resident of Baton Rouge, she died at 5 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 11, 1999, at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center. She was 71 and a native of Kentwood. Visiting at Greenoaks Funeral Home, 9595 Florida Blvd., 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday. Religious services at Florida Boulevard Baptist Church at 1 p.m. Saturday, conducted by Dr. Dennis Johnsey. Interment in Greenoaks Memorial Park. Survived by two daughters, Ginger Darlene Chism and Darla Jean Wells; two sons, Donald Devon Wood and Daryl Gene Wood; a sister, Helen Courtney, Louisville, Ky.; a brother, Ray Pierce, Monroe; and a grandchild, Taylor Wells. Preceded in death by parents, Devon and Aner Pierce; and a brother, Troy Pierce. She was a member of Florida Boulevard Baptist Church and Telephone Pioneers of America. 

JOHNSON, LILLIE A. 
A retired employee of East Baton Rouge Parish School Board, she died at 6:40 a.m. Monday, Nov. 8, 1999, at Woman’s Hospital. She was a resident and native of Baton Rouge. Visiting at Rhodes United Fidelity Funeral Home, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Friday. Visiting at Shiloh Baptist Church, 5 p.m. until religious services from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, conducted by the Rev. Charles T. Smith. Dismissal at 10 a.m. Saturday. Interment in Southern Memorial Gardens. Survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Carl J. Sr. and Deborah Johnson, Zachary; a sister, Rosa A. Beshears, Baton Rouge; two brothers, Johnnie and Eugene Angrum, both of Brooklyn, N.Y.; and three grandchildren, Keisha, Carl and Tracy Johnson, all of Zachary. Preceded in death by her husband, Iveary Johnson; parents, five brothers and three sisters. She was a member of Shiloh Baptist Church and Senior Choir. 

JONES, EASTER 
A resident of Baton Rouge, she died at 10 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 4, 1999, at Baton Rouge General Medical Center. She was 83 and a native of Greenwood. Visiting at Miller & Daughter Mortuary, Zachary, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday. Religious services at New Hollywood Baptist Church at noon Saturday, conducted by the Rev. George Norflin. Interment in church cemetery. Survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Rosa and Walter Hall and Lora and Spencer Haynes, all of Baton Rouge; five sons and daughters-in-law, Wilson and Thelma Jones, Joseph N. and Nettie Jones, Mitchell and Joyce Jones and Louis and Geraldine Jones, all of Baton Rouge, and Howard and Willie Mae Jones, Baker; a sister, Carrie Sterling, Baton Rouge; 30 grandchildren and 41 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, including Ailean Woods, St. Francisville, and Annie Bell Williams; nephews, other relatives and friends. Preceded in death by husband, David Jones; parents Bynum Sr. and Matilda Norflin; two sons, Wallace and William Jones; four brothers, Byron Norflin Jr., Jesse Sterling, John Ruth and Adam Hillard; and three grandsons. 

JOSEPH, TANOS 
Former owner of Joseph’s Super Market and a resident of Franklin, he died Wednesday, Nov. 10, 1999, at his home. He was 96 and a native of Baalbeck, Lebanon. He was an organizer of I.G. Food Stores, first president of Louisiana Retail Food Dealers Association, a civic and fraternal leader, appointed honorary Louisiana attorney general on two occasions and was an honorary Louisiana senator as well as numerous other accomplishments. Recitation of the rosary at Ibert’s Mortuary chapel, Franklin, at 7 p.m. Friday, followed by visitation until 9 p.m., and after 9 a.m. Saturday. Religious services at Church of the Assumption at 11 a.m. Saturday, conducted by the Rev. Michael Russo. Interment in Franklin Cemetery. Survived by two daughters, Mrs. Kennedy (Doris) J. Dugas Sr. and Mrs. William (Marguerite) A. Anderson Jr., both of Franklin; 15 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his wife, Adele John Joseph; a daughter, Mary Ann Joseph Prevost; father, John Joseph; mother, Mary Karam Joseph; a brother, Saseen J. Joseph; and two sisters, Doris Barbara Joseph and Mathile Joseph. In lieu of flowers, family requests memorial donations be made to St. John-Hanson Capital Campaign, 924 Main St., Franklin LA 70538. 

KELLER, LILLIAN HUTTON 
A homemaker and a resident and native of Baton Rouge, she died Thursday, Nov. 11, 1999, at her home. She was 89. Graveside services at Greenoaks Memorial Park at 10 a.m. Friday, conducted by Gary Rayburn. Survived by a son, John H. Keller III and his wife, Brenda; four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her husband, John H. Keller Jr. Welsh Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. 

LANDRY, MILTON JOSEPH "MOON" 
A retired employee of Shell Oil Co., Norco, with many years of service, he died Tuesday, Nov. 9, 1999, at his home in Lutcher. He was 82 and a native of Lutcher. Visiting was at H.C. Alexander Funeral Home, 2208 Jefferson Highway, Lutcher, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday. Visiting at the funeral home from 8 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. Friday. Relatives, friends of the family and employees of Shell Oil Co. are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Paulina, at 10 a.m. Friday. Entombment in St. Joseph Mausoleum. He was the beloved husband of the late Mabel Richard Landry; father of James Landry, Betty Duhe and the late Vera Heltz; father-in-law of Gilbert "Gilly" Duhe; grandfather of Paul, Don and Ricky Oubre, Donna Naquin, Darrin Heltz, Patty Brock, Jane "Shoo Shoo" Bourgeois and Jan Englade; brother of Estelle Millet and the late Arthur Landry; and survived by 11 great-grandchildren. He was a member of Knights of Columbus Council No. 1817. In lieu of flowers, the family requests enrollment of Masses or memorial donations to Cancer Services of St. James, 1899 George St., Lutcher LA 70071. 

LEBLANC, MERCEDES BRAUD 
A native and resident of Convent, she died at 3:31 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 10, 1999, at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center, Baton Rouge. She was 83. Visiting at St. Michael’s Catholic Church, Convent, from 9:30 a.m. Saturday until Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m., celebrated by the Rev. Mario Rizuto. Burial in the church cemetery. Survived by a daughter, Jacqueline LeBlanc Folse, Convent; a son, Lawrence "Dickie" LeBlanc, LaPlace; a sister, Eunice Braud DeCuire, Baton Rouge; two brothers, Jules and Horace Braud, both of Baton Rouge; five grandchildren, Maj. Eldred Folse, U.S. Air Force, Cheryl Folse, Metairie, Melanie Folse, Chandler, Ariz., Kelly Folse, Lafayette, and René Garetino, Gilbert, Ariz.; three great-grandchildren, Michael and Lauren Folse and Avery Headley; a son-in-law, Earl Folse; a daughter-in-law, Paulette Taylor LeBlanc; nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. Preceded in death by parents, Gaston Braud and Beatrice Dave Braud; husband, Kelly LeBlanc Sr.; a son, Kelly "Sonny" LeBlanc Jr.; three sisters, Gladys Veret, Marie Patin and Iona Key; a brother, Wesley Braud; and stepmother, Eola Braud. Brazier-Watson Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. 

MATTHEWS, ERMA B. 
A native and resident of Ethel, she died Wednesday, Nov. 10, 1999, at her home. She was 84. Visiting at Evergreen Baptist Church, Ethel, from 9 a.m. Saturday until religious services at 10 a.m., conducted by the Rev. Morris Jackson. Interment in St. Mark Cemetery, Ethel. Survived by two daughters and a son-in-law, Alice and Oliver Miles, New Orleans, and Brenda Matthews, Ethel; a daughter-in-law, Jeanette Matthews, Ethel; a godchild, Essie McCray, Plaquemine; four stepsisters; eight grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was a member of Order of the Eastern Star Progressive Chapter No. 186. Arrangements are entrusted to Richardson Funeral Home, Clinton. 

MCINTYRE, ANN FAUST 
The Lord God sent His angels for her on Wednesday, Nov. 10, 1999. She died peacefully at home. She was a native of Albany, a resident of Springfield and retired from the state of Louisiana as a nurse. She was a member of Order of the Eastern Star, Golden Age Club, Pineview Homemakers Club, a foster grandmother at Springfield Elementary School, charter member of American Legion Auxiliary Unit No. 258 and a faithful member of Woodland Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, Kermit A. McIntyre; a daughter, Patricia A. McIntyre, Brookhaven, Miss.; a son, Alden W. McIntyre, Springfield; four grandsons, Keith Barnes, Thomasville, Ga., Kenneth Barnes, Baker, Rick Barnes, Crystal Springs, Miss., and Jay McIntyre, Springfield; five great-grandchildren, Leah, Randy and Jamie Barnes, all of Springfield, and Wesley and Chereé Barnes, Thomasville; two brothers, Lee and Leroy Faust; and five sisters, Nell Anderson, Stella Goodspeed, Estelle Glynn, Willie Fleniken and Eloise Tate. Preceded in death by a grandson, Randy Barnes Sr.; two sisters, Velma Carpentar and Amy Voss; and a brother, L.A. Faust. Visitation at Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home, Ponchatoula, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and after 8 a.m. Saturday. Religious services at the funeral home at noon Saturday, conducted by the Rev. Jake Roudkovski. Burial in Carter Cemetery, Springfield. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to North Oaks Hospice, American Cancer Society or Woodland Baptist Church in her memory. 

MULLIGAN, PATRICIA EILEEN 
A resident of Denham Springs area for many years, she died Wednesday, Nov. 10, 1999. She was 44, a native of Covington and former resident of Baton Rouge. She was the beloved daughter of Gloria Webb Mulligan and the late Dr. Raymond F. Mulligan Jr.; sister of Raymond F. Mulligan III, Thomas J. Mulligan, Michael W. Mulligan and Barbara A. Mulligan; sister-in-law of Terrie and Julie Mulligan; and is survived by six nephews and a niece. Visitation at E.J. Fielding Funeral Home Inc., 2260 W. 21st Ave., Covington, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and after 9 a.m. Saturday. Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the services at the funeral home chapel at 11 a.m. Saturday. Memorial services at Summit Hospital meditation room at 7:30 a.m. Sunday. In lieu of flowers, family requests enrollment of Masses or memorial donations to a charity of choice. 

ODOM, FRANCES MOORE 
A homemaker and resident of Baton Rouge, she died at 5:21 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 10, 1999, at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center. She was 70 and a native of Lake Providence. Visiting was at Rabenhorst Funeral Home East, 11000 Florida Blvd., 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday, with recitation of the rosary at 7 p.m. Visiting at the funeral home from 9 a.m. to 2:40 p.m. Friday. Mass of Christian Burial at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church at 3 p.m. Friday, celebrated by the Rev. John Pappu. Interment in Greenoaks Memorial Park. Survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Julia Odom Olinde and Daryl Olinde, Natchez, Miss.; a sister, Mary E. Sinclair, and her friend, L.B. Hanna, Baton Rouge; four grandchildren and spouses, Michelle and Chris Sturdivant, Shreveport, Brad Olinde, Natchez, Brian and Betty Olinde and Tiffany and Jason Clark, all of Baton Rouge; and two great-grandchildren, Dayton Kolby Clark and William Rossie Olinde. Preceded in death by her husband of 35 years, William Joseph Odom; parents, Charles F. Moore and Lilly Rodriguez Moore; and a brother, Harold Joseph Landry. Pallbearers will be Brad Olinde, Brian Olinde, Chris Sturdivant, Jason Clark, James Jeansonne and Jerry Odom. She was a member of Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church and VFW Auxiliary Post No. 4224, Baker. Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 3704, Memphis, TN 38173-9966 or Cancer Services of Greater Baton Rouge, 550 Lobdell Ave., Baton Rouge, LA 70806. 

RYDER, JOYCE WELCH 
A retired employee of Dixie Electric Membership Corp. and a resident of Baton Rouge, she went peacefully in her home at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 9, 1999. She was 71 and a native of Whiteville. Visiting was at Greenoaks Funeral Home, 9595 Florida Blvd., 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, with recitation of the rosary at 7 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Pius X Catholic Church at 11 a.m. Friday, celebrated by the Rev. Jon Koehler. Interment in Greenoaks Memorial Park. She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Freddie Ryder of Baton Rouge; two sons and daughters-in-law, Terry and Joyce Ryder of St. Francisville and Don and Karen Ryder of Greenwood; three grandchildren, Scott Ryder and Geli Ryder, both of Baton Rouge and Tim Ryder of Greenwood. Preceded in death by her parents, Thadeus and Hattie Foret Welch; and a brother, T.C. Welch. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Cancer Services of Greater Baton Rouge, 550 Lobdell Ave., Baton Rouge LA 70806. 

SHOCKLEY, LILLIE OREE 
A homemaker and a resident and native of Baton Rouge, she died at 10:45 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 11, 1999, at Summit Hospital. She was 87. Visiting at Welsh Funeral Home, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday. Visiting at Life Tabernacle Prayer Garden, 8 a.m. until religious services at 10 a.m. Saturday, conducted by the Rev. B.A. Spell. Interment in Greenoaks Memorial Park. Survived by two daughters, Marlene Smith and Rebecca Shockley; two sisters, Ethel Smith and Levetta Harvard; two brothers, Otis Merritt and Jack Merritt; nine grandchildren, Bobby, Donald, Jerry and John Williamson, Barbara Moore, Beverly Mann, Betty Boyd, Debra Boothe and David Toth; and 24 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her husband, Eli Shockley; a daughter, Murrell Williamson; and two grandsons, Billy Smith and Daniel Williamson. Pallbearers will be David Toth, Billy Shane Smith, Jerry Williamson, Bryan Boothe, Bryan Boothe Jr. and Chris Smith. Preceded in death by parents, David and Stella Merritt; two brothers and a sister. She was a member of Life Tabernacle Prayer Garden. 

THOMPSON, RITA PHILLIPS 
A resident of Hillsdale, she died at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 10, 1999, at St. Helena Parish Nursing Home, Greensburg. She was 88 and a native of Pine Ridge. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, with Order of the Eastern Star services at 7 p.m. Visiting at Kedron Baptist Church, Amite, 9 a.m. until religious services at 10 a.m. Saturday, conducted by the Rev. Casey Tingle, the Rev. Jerry Nance and the Rev. W.S. Manchester. Interment in Roberts Cemetery, Hillsdale. Survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Ramona and Frank Powers, Grangeville, and Dolores and Glen Cox, Denham Springs; a son and daughter-in-law, Walter "Buster" and Bonnie Thompson, Hillsdale; a brother, John Phillips, Amite; four grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by husband, Walter T. Thompson Jr.; a daughter, Mattie Marie Thompson; two grandsons, Peavey Powers and Michael Cox; father, WCL "Chris" Phillips; mother, Mattie Mae Strickland Phillips; stepmother, Jewel Phillips; four brothers, Breed, Hanie, Willie Lea and Sidney Phillips; and a sister, Nellis Phillips Bridges. She was a member of Kedron Baptist Church. 

VESSELL, JULIA B. "LIL’ BIT" 
A retired employee of Modern Cleaners and a resident and native of St. Francisville, she died at 2:10 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6, 1999, at Baton Rouge General Medical Center. She was 66. Visiting at St. Francisville Funeral Home, St. Francisville, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Friday. Religious services at St. Andrew Baptist Church at 7 p.m. Friday, conducted by Dr. G.R. Noflin. Dismissal at 10 a.m. Saturday. Interment in Pilgrim Rest Cemetery. Survived by lifelong companion, Dave Duncan; a daughter, Shelia Whittaker; five sisters, Carrie Williams, Alice Morris, Sarah Shaw, Ruby Vessell and Gloria Dean Vessell; three brothers, Andrew, Charles and William Vessell; a granddaughter, Dedira Whittaker; a great-grandchild, Jalen Brown; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Preceded in death by her father, Willie Vessell; mother, Rosie Vessell; a brother, Willie Vessell Jr.; and a son-in-law, Edward Whittaker Jr. 

WADE, SUSIE RINGGOLD "JOAN" 
On Sunday, Nov. 7, 1999, at 5 a.m., our beloved wife, mother, daughter, sister and grandmother was called from labor to reward. A native of Port Hudson and a resident of Baton Rouge, she was born July 7, 1933, to the union of Willie Sr. and Winnie Ringgold. Viewing at Winnfield Funeral Home, 7221 Plank Road, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Religious services at Beech Grove Baptist Church, La. 68, Jackson, at 8 p.m. Sunday. Dismissal at noon Monday, with the Rev. Johnny Spears Sr., officiating minister. Interment in the church cemetery. Survived by husband, Ledell Wade Sr.; mother, Winnie Ringgold; three children and spouses, Weslie Huff and Clyde, John Brown Sr. and Brenda, and Sgt. Ledell Wade Jr.; six grandchildren, Jeremy, Bethany, Ebony, John Jr., Clynesia and Everett; three sisters, Elise Joubert, Rosa Kelly and Clara Talbert; four brothers, Willie Sr., Smith, Clint and Albert Ringgold; father-in-law, Johnny Wade Sr.; three sisters-in-law, four brothers-in-law, two devoted cousins, Sarah Holmes and Elva McCoy; and numerous nieces, nephews, other cousins and friends. Preceded in death by father, Willie Ringgold Sr.; a brother, Eugene Ringgold; and a sister, Winnie R. Wells. 

YOUNG, EVELYN WINTERS "SNOOK" 
A retired nurses’ aide with Woman’s Hospital and a resident of Baton Rouge, she died at 9:45 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6, 1999, at Baton Rouge General Medical Center. She was 78 and a native of Clinton. Visiting at Capital Funeral Home, 3540 North St., 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Friday. Visiting at Elm Grove Baptist Church, 1069 N. 38th St., 6 p.m. until religious services at 8 p.m. Friday, conducted by the Rev. J.R. Williams. Dismissal at 11 a.m. Saturday. Interment in Gilbert Memorial Park. She is survived by her husband, Guss Young Sr.; two sons, Guss Young Jr. and George Allen Young Sr.; three daughters, Lucretia Young, Loretta Young and Marion Y. Creer; a daughter-in-law, Mary J. Young; and two sons-in-law, Samuel J. Creer Sr. and Bobbie E. Brown Sr., all of Baton Rouge; a stepson, Matthew Young, Oakland, Calif.; six grandchildren, six stepgrandchildren, four great-grandchildren and 15 stepgreat-grandchilden; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Sarah Harrison Winters; an infant son, nine sisters and three brothers.


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