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ANDREWS, JEFRÉ MICHAEL
A loving son, father and brother and a security guard at KOA Campground, he died Sunday, Nov. 4, 2001, in Denham Springs. He was 41, a resident of Denham Springs and a native of Baton Rouge. Visiting at Seale Funeral Home, Denham Springs, from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesday and after 8 a.m. Wednesday. Religious services at the funeral home at 11 a.m. Wednesday, conducted by the Rev. Kenneth Duke. Interment in Denham Springs Memorial Cemetery. Survived by his mother, Janis Theriot Andrews; a daughter, Tara Lynn Andrews; a son, Anthony Michael Andrews; two sisters, Annaleah A. Miller and Irene Wisner; a niece, Heather Elizabeth Miller; and numerous aunts, an uncle and cousins. Preceded in death by his father, Harry Andrews. He was a member of Northside Baptist Church. Memorial donations may be made to American Heart Association, 3968 North Blvd., Baton Rouge, LA 70806.

CALLEGAN, MELVIN A. "MEL"
A retired barber and a resident of Plaquemine, he died Sunday, Nov. 4, 2001, at his residence. He was 61 and a native of White Castle. Visiting at Wilbert Funeral Home, Plaquemine, from 10 a.m. to 1:10 p.m. Tuesday. Mass of Christian Burial at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Plaquemine, at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, celebrated by the Rev. Joseph M. Camilleri. Interment in Grace Memorial Park. Survived by a godson, Danny Ramagos, Addis; and numerous cousins, including Richard Ramagos and his wife, Patsy. Preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Lillian Ramagos Callegan. Pallbearers will be Gary Haydel, Raymond Tullier, Clyde Favron, Mickey Rivet, Clyde Loubiere, Tony "Hummer" Falcon and Mickey Waller. He enjoyed bowling and playing golf and was a big LSU fan.

CAREY, WILSON "BABE"
A retired laborer and member of Local 1177, he died at 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, 2001, at St. Elizabeth Hospital, Gonzales. He was 73 and a resident of Darrow. Visiting at Lawson-Rollins Purple Shield Funeral Home, Gonzales, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday. Religious services at Mount Olive Baptist Church, 4396 La. 75, Darrow, at 8 p.m. Tuesday, conducted by the Rev. Myron Jones Sr. Dismissal at 11 a.m. Wednesday. Burial in Von Hoffa Cemetery, Darrow. Survived by eight daughters, Gloria P. Riley, Marjorie C. Bush, Dorothy C. Earl, Brenda C. Jones, Joyce C. LeBlanc, Rosemary C. Lawson, Debra C. Williams and Jacqueline C. Palmer; a son, Dennis Carey; four sisters, Evamae Nelson, Althea Jenkins, Luverta Dunbar and Lillian Owens; a brother, James Carey; 21 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends. Preceded in death by his parents, Louis and Melvina Price; his wife, Mary Glover Carey; a son, Percy L. Parker; and four sisters.

CLEMENT, MABEL GRANIER BABIN
A resident of Norco and Metairie, she died at 3:50 a.m. Monday, Nov. 5, 2001, at St. Elizabeth Hospital. She was 84 and a native of Plaquemine. She was the wife of the late Joseph Carl Clement by second marriage and the late Gervais J. Babin by first marriage. She was the daughter of the late Ernest and Alexina Granier Babin. She is survived by two sons, Larry C. Babin and Alfred M. Babin; a daughter, Lynette B. LaCaze; two daughters-in-law, Kathleen M. Babin and Jane H. Babin; a son-in-law, John P. LaCaze Jr.; a brother, Ulysse Babin Sr.; eight grandchildren, Larry C. Babin Jr., Danielle N. Babin, Christa B. Marshall, Adele M. Babin, Dave M. Babin, Alicia A. LaCaze, Trish E. LaCaze and Kayla M. LaCaze; and a great-grandson, Larry C. Babin III. She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Ernest Babin Sr. and Louis Babin Sr.; and three sisters, Florence Babin, Virginia Pontiff and Beatrice Berger. Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the funeral services. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Norco, at 11 a.m. Wednesday. Friends may call at the church after 9 a.m. Wednesday. Entombment in St. Charles Borromeo Mausoleum. Arrangements entrusted to H.C. Alexander Funeral Home of Norco.

DAIGRE, JR. ROLAND EDWARD
Died Thursday, Nov. 1, 2001, at 7:30 a.m. He was 74, a longtime resident of Baton Rouge and a native of Plaquemine. He was born on Aug. 29, 1927, to Roland Edward Daigre Sr. and Mary Grace Breaux Daigre. He graduated from St. John's High School in Plaquemine in 1944, and he served his country during World War II. In 1950, he graduated from LSU with a degree in speech and journalism. He was the first on-the-air television news announcer on WAFB-TV in Baton Rouge. From 1958 to 1992, he served as the personnel manager and public relations director of DSM Copolymer. He was a past president of PRAL. During a lifetime of public service and civic activism, he served on numerous boards and worked for countless causes. A few of these many causes and organizations included: Junior Achievement, the United Way, Chamber of Commerce, Community Fund for the Arts, Volunteer Baton Rouge, St. Joseph's Academy, the Foundation for Historic Louisiana, Friends of Public Television, WBRH radio, Friends of the Baton Rouge Zoo, CODOFIL, the Arts Council, Operation Upgrade, the Press Club and the Southside Civic Association. Mr. Daigre was a longtime parishioner of St. Aloysius Catholic Church. He was a musician and a very knowledgeable jazz expert who hosted his own radio show for a number of years. His public service achievements were many, but his greatest joys were meeting people and sharing a great joke with his friends. He was a bon vivant and a true gentleman to all who knew him, and to his family, he was always a dutiful son and brother, faithful husband, proud father and doting grandfather. He was preceded in death by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Roland Daigre Sr.; and his beloved wife, Una Mildred Fournet Daigre. He is survived by a brother and sister-in-law, Thomas and Sylvia Daigre of Plaquemine; and a sister and brother-in-law, Harold and Mary Janice Schexnayder of White Castle. He is also survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Renee Fournet Daigre Ferguson and Dr. Daniel Ferguson of Baton Rouge, and Alice Fournet Daigre Lamy and Emmanuel Lamy of St.-Germain-en-Laye, France; and five grandchildren, Anna Claire Ferguson, Andrew Ferguson, Anthony Ferguson, Cecile Lamy and Francois Lamy. Visiting at St. Aloysius Catholic Church, 2025 Stuart Ave., from 9 a.m. Saturday Nov. 10, 2001, until memorial Mass at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, friends may wish to make memorial donations to Tulane Medical School or to Alzheimers Research. "Well done, good and faithful servant." Matthew 25:21

GILCREASE, JR. GEORGE R.
A retired instrumentation electrician for Exxon Pipeline Co. with 35 years of service, he died at 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4, 2001, at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center. He was 83, a resident of Baton Rouge and a native of Natchitoches. He was a U.S. Army Air Corps veteran, having served with the 309th Fighter Squadron in Northern Africa and the European Theater during World War II. Visiting at Rabenhorst Funeral Home East, 11000 Florida Blvd., from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday and after 10 a.m. Wednesday. Religious services at the funeral home chapel at noon Wednesday, conducted by the Rev. Merlin Liverman. Interment in Port Hudson National Cemetery. Survived by his wife of 54 years, Lela Dyson Gilcrease, Baton Rouge; a daughter and son-in-law, Cynthia Ann Wheeler and Jim Wheeler, Colorado; three sons and two daughters-in-law, Robert L. and Dianna Ragusa Gilcrease and Bruce and Marie Gilcrease, all of Denham Springs, and Rodney G. Gilcrease, Baton Rouge; a sister, Marceil Dyson, Montgomery; a brother, Gain Gilcrease, Colfax; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by his parents, George R. Gilcrease Sr. and Edie Carroll Gilcrease; and four brothers, Darron, Milburn, Ray and Glen Gilcrease. Pallbearers will be Kyle Bannister, Ronnie Constanza, Mitch Covington, Tim Thompson, Jason Gremillion and Beau Miesner. He was a member of Parkview Baptist Church and a Masonic lodge in Montgomery for 50 years.

HAWKINS, HELEN MERKISON
A resident of Zachary, she died Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2001, at her residence. She was 73, a former resident of Detroit and a native of Butler, Ga. Visiting at Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, 22911 Reams Road, Zachary, from 11 a.m. Wednesday until religious services at 1 p.m., conducted by the Rev. John Turner. Arrangements entrusted to Swanson Funeral Home, Detroit, and Winnfield Funeral Home.

HILL, RITA FAYE TARVER
A homemaker and a resident of Baton Rouge, she died at 7:40 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4, 2001, in Baton Rouge. She was 68 and a native of Wisner. Visiting at Ourso Funeral Home, Gonzales, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesday and after 8 a.m. Wednesday. Religious services at the funeral home at 1 p.m. Wednesday, conducted by Dr. T.J. Osbun. Interment in Carpenters Chapel Cemetery, Galvez. Survived by two daughters and two sons-in-law, Denise "Dee" and Scott Dowell, Galvez, and Debi "Deb" and Kelley Babin, Claremore, Okla.; a son and daughter-in-law, Wendell "Buck" and Debra Hill, Galvez; three sisters, Mable Gibson and Ida Mae Lofton, both of Brookhaven, Miss., and Ruth King, Centerville, Texas; two brothers, Guy Tarver, Hazlehurst, Miss., and W.C. "Buddy" Tarver, Centerville; and six grandchildren, Kelley "Pete" Babin Jr., Kaylee Babin, Diana Kay Brown, Christopher Galyean, Stacie Hill and Christy Hill. Preceded in death by her parents, Jenning C. and Addie Mathews Tarver; a son, Russell Wade Hill; a sister, Eula Mae Howell; and five brothers, Bill, Frank, Louis, Clarence and Russell Tarver.

HILTON, CLAUDIA MARIE RABVAIS
A sales clerk and a resident of Jacksonville, Fla., she died at 3 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 28, 2001, in Jacksonville. She was 34 and a native of Baton Rouge. Visiting at Little Zion Baptist Church, 1955 74th Ave., from 9 a.m. Wednesday until religious services at 11 a.m., conducted by the Rev. Charles Taylor. Interment in Thomas Chapel Cemetery. Survived by her husband, Curtis Hilton; mother and father, Evelyn Darander and Clyde Robvias; loving stepfather, Eddie Darander; grandfather, Edward L. Taplin; a son, Dequail Dewayne Robvias; three brothers, Gerrod Lynn, Donald Lee and Enoch Tyrone Robvias; paternal grandmother, Roseanna Bradford; a devoted friend, Shelton Stence; and numerous other relatives and friends. Preceded in death by her maternal grandmother, Myrtle Taplin; an aunt, Gloria Williams; and an uncle, Edward L. Taplin Jr. Carney-Mackey Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

HOFFMAN, WALTER
A resident of Baton Rouge, he died Monday, Oct. 29, 2001. He was 52 and a native of New Roads. Memorial services at New Southside Funeral Home at 1 p.m. Wednesday. Survived by two sons, Andre of Baton Rouge and James Deshon of Memphis; and three sisters, Ollie Kinsey, Homer, Olivia Kelly, Houston, and Mardrey Butler, Baton Rouge. Preceded in death by his mother, Mary Kelley; father, Rayfield Hoffman; a brother, Winnfield Hoffman; a sister, Veronica Cotton; and an uncle, Walter Williams.

HOGAN, MARY J.
A homemaker and resident of Baton Rouge, she died Thursday, Nov. 1, 2001, in Baton Rouge. She was 73 and a native of Mount Hermon. Visiting at Allen Chapel AME Church, 6175 Scenic Highway, from 9 a.m. until religious services at 1 p.m. Tuesday, conducted by the Rev. A.J. Parnell. Interment in Southern Memorial Gardens. Survived by three daughters and sons-in-law, Janice H. and Jewel Washington and Kim H. and Randall Lang, all of Zachary, and Helen H. and Ralph Robins, Baton Rouge; five sons and three daughters-in-law, Charles C. and Annie Hogan, James E. and Joycelyn Hogan, Gordon F. and Owena Hogan and Michael E. Hogan, all of Baton Rouge, and Keith T. Hogan, Destrehan; two sisters, Devora Wilson, Mount Hermon, and Katherine Washington, Baton Rouge; two brothers, Jesse James, Baton Rouge, and Talmadge James, Cleveland; 17 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charley Hogan; a grandson, Marco Davis; father, Conway James; mother, Charlotte Dyson James; a sister, Helen Johnson; and brothers, Richard James, Wilbert James, Claudie James, Maurice James and Robert Mike James. Winnfield Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

JOHNSON, DAVID LEE
A retired city-parish employee with 30 years of service and a resident of Deerford, he died at 1:40 a.m. Monday, Nov. 5, 2001, at Lane Memorial Hospital, Zachary. He was 50 and a native of Zachary. Visiting at Baker Funeral Home chapel, 6401 Groom Road, Baker, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday, with recitation of the rosary at 7 p.m. Visiting at St. Pius X Catholic Church, Baton Rouge, from 9 a.m. until Mass of Christian Burial at noon Thursday, celebrated by the Rev. Jon Koehler. Interment in Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Baker. Survived by his wife of 28 years, Debra Courville Johnson, Deerford; two sons, Daniel J. Johnson and Darren L. Johnson, both of Zachary; two sisters, Gayle Keeley, Atlanta, and Jackie Couture, Patterson; a brother, Steve Johnson, Baton Rouge; and two aunts, Myrtis Aucoin, Baker, and Verna Jean McCaffee, West Covina, Calif. Preceded in death by his parents, Joseph F. and Esther Park Johnson. He was a member of St. Pius X Catholic Church. Donations may be made to St. Pius X Catholic Church in memory of David Johnson.

JONES, HAZEL MORGAN
A retired lunchroom worker at Walker High School and a resident of Denham Springs, she died at 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 5, 2001, at Summit Hospital, Baton Rouge. She was 86 and a native of Independence. Visiting at Seale Funeral Home, Denham Springs, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday and after 10 a.m. Wednesday. Religious services in the funeral home chapel at 3 p.m. Wednesday, conducted by the Rev. Paul Jones. Interment in Salem Cemetery, Walker. Survived by two daughters, Jeanette Jones Pierson and Barbara Diane Jones, both of Denham Springs; three sisters; three brothers; seven grandchildren, Carolyn Curtis, Darlene Ashley, Larry May, Roger May, Arthur Blount, Keith Blount and Donna Sibley; 10 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Andrew Jones; a daughter, Norma Jean Blount; and parents, Oscar and Lessie Lee Morgan. She was a member of Salem Baptist Church, Walker.

KENT, MARGARET
Services are scheduled for 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Moore Funeral Home, Hattiesburg, Miss., for Margaret Kent, 99, of Sumrall, Miss., and formerly of Baton Rouge, who died Monday, Nov. 5, 2001, at Conva-Rest in Petal, Miss. Visitation at the funeral home after 9:30 a.m. Wednesday. Interment in Midway Cemetery near Hattiesburg. Born May 6, 1902, in Duncannon, County Wexford, Ireland, she was a homemaker and had been a volunteer at Woman's Hospital, Baton Rouge. She was a member of St. Thomas Catholic Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, James. G. Kent; a son, James W. Kent; her parents, two brothers and two sisters. Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Helena and Aubrey O. Farlow of the Oloh community near Hattiesburg; a brother, William Clothier of Toronto; a sister, Patricia Stephenson of England; a grandson, James Farlow and his wife, Debbie; two great-grandchildren, Cory and Amanda Ritchey; a great-great-grandchild, Christopher Ritchey; and several nieces and nephews.

LANDRY, IDA JANE "AUNT JOHNNIE"
Born to Epheriam J. and Dolly Chaney Rudison on Nov. 24, 1918, in Dennis Mills, she was the fifth of five children. She was called from labor to reward at 12:15 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2001, at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center. Visiting at First Emmanuel Missionary Baptist Church from 1 p.m. until religious services at 7 p.m. Tuesday, conducted by the Rev. Henry Brown. Dismissal at 11 a.m. Wednesday. Burial in Southern Memorial Gardens. She was a dedicated and longtime member of First Emmanual Missionary Baptist Church, where she sang in the choir, served as a musician and Sunday school teacher, member of the Fourth District Women's Auxiliary and Home Mission Society. She also served as a musician for other churches. Sister Landry leaves to cherish her memory, a daughter, Rhonda Raenell Landry, Los Angeles; a son, the Rev. Adam H. Landry Jr., Crown Point, Ind.; a daughter-in-law, Edith Lynn Williams; a nephew, Robert James Allen Jr., Los Angeles; a niece, Maxine Delores Pointer, New Orleans; five grandchildren, Cheryl, Tremmell, Cynthia, Adam and Brittany; a great-grandson and godchild, Kermit Ray Brown; a special niece, Yvette Dorsey; and many great-nieces, great-nephews, cousins, church members and friends. Preceded in death by her parents; husband, the Rev. Adam H. Landry Sr., with whom she worked diligently in the church; two brothers and two sisters. Hall's Mortuary, Port Allen, in charge of arrangements.

LEVY, HAROLD BENJAMIN
Passed away on Monday, Nov. 5, 2001. He was born Jan. 10, 1918, in New Orleans. A 1938 graduate of LSU, he served as personnel director of LSU beginning in 1953, and later coordinator of personnel for the LSU system until 1983. He was also past president of the Southern College and University Personnel Association. His father, Herman, preceded him in death, as did his mother, Hanna Klein; and his sister, Beryl Rodrigue. Surviving him are his loving wife of 58 years, Billie Kathleen Hooten, whom he loved more than life itself; a brother, Dr. Louis Levy of New Orleans; three sons, their wives and their children: William Byron Levy of San Mateo, Calif., his wife, Catherine Gates, and children, John and Ann; Robert Wallace Levy of Ruston, his wife, Elaine Guy, and children, Melanie, Jennifer and Clair; and Harold Mark Levy of Baton Rouge, his wife, Mary Karen Cormier, and children, Noah and Sam; and numerous nieces and nephews. Visiting at Rabenhorst Funeral Home, 825 Government St., from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday and after 9 a.m. Thursday. Religious services at the funeral home at 10 a.m. Thursday, with the Rev. Chris Andrews conducting.

MARSHALL, JOHN LOUIS "JOHN BOY"
A resident and native of Baton Rouge, he died Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2001. He was 25. Visiting at Winnfield Funeral Home, 7221 Plank Road, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday. Services at the funeral home at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Dismissal at 10 a.m. Wednesday. Interment in Winnfield Memorial Park. Survived by his father, John Browder; his mother, Lorita Marshall; a daughter, Tyranesha Riley; three sisters, Danielle Marshall, Tiffany Marshall and Felicia Chambers; two brothers, Anthony Marshall and John Sheppard; maternal grandparents, Earnest and Emily Marshall; paternal grandmother, Bertha Browder; godmother, Jeanetta Marshall; and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Preceded in death by great-grandmother, Laura Wallace; grandfather, Henry Browder; and a brother, Malcolm Marshall.

MARTIN, DELORES ELIZABETH "DEE"
"But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint." Isaiah 40:31. The first-born child of Dorothy Sturdivent, she was born on May 10, 1938, in Baltimore. She departed this life on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2001. She accepted Christ at an early age and re-dedicated her life at the Church of Burning Fire, where she was a member of the dance ministry and a graduate of El Shaddai Ministry. She later became a faithful member of Times of Refreshing Evangelistic Ministry, where she served in many capacities in ministry, under the leadership of Apostle Calvin Emery. She was a registered nurse at Earl K. Long Medical Center and other locations in New Orleans and Lake Charles. She served as an administrator at Baker Manor, Baker, and Convention Street Nursing Home, Baton Rouge. Religious services at Winnfield Funeral Home at 10 a.m. Wednesday. Burial in Winnfield Memorial Park. She leaves to mourn her mother, Dorothy Sturdivent; a loving stepfather, James Sturdivent, Baton Rouge; a daughter, Delois Johnson and husband Charley, Baton Rouge; two sons, William Richardson, Alabama, and Keitha Martin, St. Petersburg, Fla.; two sisters, Dorthea Perry, Plainfield, N.J., and Dorothea Jackson, Bremen, Ga.; three brothers, Jonathan Barnett and wife Ella, Detroit, Arnold Barnett, Orange, N.J., and Michael Sturdivent and wife Kathy, St. Petersburg; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a devoted godchild, Jeffery Johnson, Baton Rouge; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

MAYEUX, NELSON JOSEPH "JEAN-MICHAEL"
"The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me to lie down in green pastures." Psalm 23:1-2 A chef with Desiree's Catering and a resident and native of Baton Rouge, he died at 2:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 5, 2001, at his home after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was 45. Graveside inurnment services in Bethany World Prayer Center Cemetery at 2 p.m. Wednesday. conducted by Pastor Darren Maracin. Survived by his mother and stepfather, Mary and James McFarland; father and stepmother, Horman "Hank" and Nicki Mayeux; a sister and brother-in-law, Shelia Mayeux Chenevert and David Chenevert, Baton Rouge; a brother, Billy W. Mayeux, Baton Rouge; two nieces, Brittany Coursey and Heather Coursey Ryder; a nephew, Jason Coursey; and a brother-in-law, Don Coursey, Baton Rouge. Preceded in death by a son, Arrington Taylor Mayeux-Sharp. He was a graduate of Culinary Institute, New York, and was named as one of America's top young 25 chefs by the American Food and Wine Institute in 1985. His hobbies were cooking, fishing and reading. Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Baton Rouge, 9063 Siegen Lane, Suite A, Baton Rouge, LA 70810-1951, or Cancer Services of Greater Baton Rouge, 550 Lobdell Ave., Baton Rouge, LA 70806.

PALMINTIER, SR. M.D. DOMINIC J.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, Lafayette, for Dr. Dominic John Palmintier, who passed away peacefully after an extended illness at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 4, 2001, at his home in Lafayette with his family by his side. Interment in Fountain Memorial Gardens, Lafayette. Visitation at Martin & Castille Funeral Home, Lafayette, from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Monday, with recitation of the rosary at 8 p.m. Visitation at the funeral home after 8 a.m. Tuesday. Monsignor Glen Provost of Our Lady of Fatima will be the celebrant of the funeral Mass and will conduct the services. Maestro Xiao-Lu Li, accompanied by Geraldine Hubbell, will play the "Meditation" from the opera "Thais." Other musical selections for the services will be "The Prayer of St. Francis," Schubert's "Ave Maria," and "Oh, Lord, I Am Not Worthy," sung by Ramona Carmichael, accompanied by Jason Pennington. Also included will be the "Pié Jesu" from the Fauré Requiem. Dr. Palmintier was a prominent and beloved surgeon for more than 50 years. Originally from Hammond, he graduated from the LSU School of Medicine in 1946, and interned at Charity Hospital in New Orleans. He served his country as a captain in the U.S. Army Medical Corps from 1947 to 1950, and did his surgery residency at LSU-New Orleans and Lafayette Charity Hospital. He went to Lafayette in 1953, and was a founding member of the Hamilton Medical and Surgical Group. He was certified by the American Board of General Surgery in 1956. During his years of service to the Lafayette community, he served as clinical director of Lafayette Charity Hospital, and as chief of staff at Lafayette General Medical Center, Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center and Hamilton Medical Center. He served as president of the Louisiana Chapter of the American College of Surgeons, as president of the James Rives Surgical Society and as a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the Southeastern Surgical Congress. He was a member of the New Orleans Surgical Society and the Surgical Association of Louisiana. After his retirement in 1986, he served as clinical professor of surgery at LSU Medical Center in Lafayette, where he taught surgical residents for 15 years. He was a longtime parishioner of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. He was a member of City Club of Lafayette and Petroleum Club of Lafayette, and a former member of Oakbourne Country Club, Chaines des Rotisseurs, the American Angus Society, the Louisiana Cattlemen's Association and the Krewe of Gabriel. He was also an avid supporter of the Acadiana Symphony Orchestra and of his alma mater, LSU. Dr. Palmintier is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Betty Brownsberger Palmintier; and six children, including a daughter, Patricia P. Pritchard and her husband, Mark O. Pritchard, and five sons, Jon Stephen Palmintier and his wife, Joan, Michael C. Palmintier and his wife, Laura, David J. Palmintier and his wife, Sally, James P. Palmintier, and Daniel C. Palmintier and his wife, Nicole. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Dominic II and his wife, Lori, Joshua and his wife, Erin, Bryan, Blake, Ellen, Genny, Julia, Andrew, Sarah and Rebecca Palmintier, Kari P. Price, Lindsay Pritchard and Benjamin Kommor; and two great-grandchildren, Cameron Palmintier and Tobin Price. Other survivors include his five sisters, Mary Alack, Augustine Lobue, JoAnn Peco, Mary Ann Masaracchia and Katherine DePaula. He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph Palmintier and Giavanna Signorelli; and his brothers, Vincent Palmintier, Joseph Palmintier, Johnny Palmintier and Frank Palmintier. Pallbearers will be his grandsons, and grandson-in-law, Jason Price. Honorary pallbearers include Dr. Stephen Abshire, Dr. Aubrey Alexander, Dr. Brian Barnes, Dr. Al Beacham, Dr. Zerben Bienvenu, Dr. Edgar Breaux, Dr. Paul Breaux, Dr. John Bolin, Dr. Howard "Beau" Burch, Forrest K. "Dick" Dowty, Dr. Gerald Hubbell, Dr. Hugh Larriviere, Dr. Cliff Payne, Dr. Robert Pavy, Joseph Piccione, Ben Thibeaux and Orey Thibodeaux. Dr. Palmintier's family wishes to thank those caregivers who so tirelessly attended him in his final days, including Dr. Robert Rivet, Dr. Gene Brierre, Dr. David Autin, Dr. David Baker, Dr. Patrick Welch, Julie Guillory, Angela "Kat" Young, Eula Mae Bernard, Dona Broussard and Lorilla Geerts. In lieu of flowers, Dr. Palmintier's family requests donations be made to Hospice of Acadiana, 2600 Johnson St., Suite 200, Lafayette, LA 70508. Until you have needed them, you cannot imagine how wonderful they are.

PREVOST, YVONNE GIROIR
A behavior shaping specialist at East Louisiana State Hospital for 25 years, she died at 12:25 a.m. Monday, Nov. 5, 2001, at her residence in Jackson. She was 58 and a native of Houma. Visiting at Second Baptist Church, Jackson, from 5 p.m. Monday until religious services at 2 p.m. Tuesday, conducted by Dr. Mack P. Stewart and the Rev. Barry Stanley. Interment in church cemetery. Survived by her husband of 37 years, Floyd V. Prevost, Jackson; mother, Lucille Giroir, Jackson; a son, Kim Prevost and his wife, Lisa Null Prevost, Jackson; grandchildren, Taylor Lee Prevost, Justin Ryan Prevost and Tiffany Marie Prevost, all of Jackson; and four brothers, Sylvester Giroir and his wife, Frances McCrory Giroir, and Alvin Giroir and his wife, Kay Dear Giroir, all of Jackson, Thomas "Tommy" Giroir and his wife, Barbara Dale DeLatte Giroir, Baker, and Ronald "Coonie" Giroir and his wife, Dawn McQueen Giroir, Jackson. Preceded in death by his father, Milton S. Giroir; and a brother, Milton Paul Giroir. Pallbearers will be Derreck Carpenter, Jason Giroir, John Prevost and Randy Prevost, and her brothers, Sylvester, Alvin, Tommy and Coonie Giroir. She was a member of Second Baptist Church, Jackson. Charlet Funeral Home Inc., Clinton, in charge of arrangements.

RODRIGUEZ, ALPHONSO JOSÉ
A musician and a resident and native of Baton Rouge, he died at 7:05 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2001, at his home. He was 58. Visiting at Scott's Bluff Morticians, 8546 Scenic Highway, from 6 p.m. Wednesday until religious services at 8 p.m., conducted by the Rev. Ivory Payne. Dismissal at 10 a.m. Thursday. Interment in Southern Memorial Gardens. Survived by his mother, Mary Rodriguez; grandmother, Lillie Kent; a daughter, Mary Donnetta Rodriguez Latchman; a son, Milton Clanton; a sister, Anita Marie Winsey; and a brother, Archie Alton McGee. Preceded in death by his wife, Loretta Rodriguez; and a son, Raymond Clanton.

SANCHEZ, MILTON "HONEY"
A lifelong resident of Baton Rouge, he died at 4:40 a.m. Monday, Nov. 5, 2001, at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center. He was 76. Visiting at Greenoaks Funeral Home, 9595 Florida Blvd., from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday. Visiting in the funeral home chapel from 2 p.m. until services at 4 p.m. Wednesday, conducted by John Mullens. Entombment in Greenoaks Memorial Park Mausoleum. Survived by his wife, Kathryn Albritton Sanchez; a daughter, Dana Lee Haltom of San Luis Obispo, Calif.; a son and daughter-in-law, Milton Jr. "Pug" and Sulyn Sanchez of Orlando, Fla.; three sisters, Julia Mullens, Naomi Jones and Eva Sue Chadbourne, all of Baton Rouge; and six grandchildren, Gia Lafield Esposito, Redondo Beach, Calif., Britt Lafield of New York City, and Davin, Trevor, Lyndsay and Adam Sanchez, all of Orlando. Preceded in death by parents, Robert and Blanche Sanchez; and three brothers, Hagler, Flip and Bobby Sanchez. Pallbearers will be Davin and Trevor Sanchez, Bobby Sanchez, Paul Gregg, Britt Lafield and Charles O'Bryant.

STOUTE, LESTER J.
A retired heavy equipment operator with George Neal Construction, he died at 2 a.m. Monday, Nov. 5, 2001, at his residence in Morganza. He was 60 and a native of Leonville. Visiting at St. Ann's Catholic Church, Morganza, from 9 a.m. until religious services at 11 a.m. Tuesday, conducted by the Rev. Howard Hall. Interment in church cemetery. Survived by his wife, Rose Mary J. Stoute, Morganza; a daughter and son-in-law, Sandra and David Brown, Morganza; five stepsons, Randy, Danny, Kenneth and John David, all of Pointe Coupee Parish, and Darrell David of Atlanta; three sisters, Elta Chautin, Oscar, Jessaline Landry, Frisco, and Olea Ray Goudeau, Jarreau; two brothers, Sidney Stoute Jr., Ventress, and John Allen Stoute, Jarreau; a grandchild, Thomas "T.J." Brown; and five stepgrandchildren. Preceded in death by his parents, Sidney Sr. and Alta Stoute; and a stepson, Harold David. Pallbearers will be stepsons and brother. Niland's Funeral Service Inc., New Roads, in charge of arrangements.

WILLIAMS, JOHN "BEAR MAN"
A resident of Baton Rouge, he died at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, 2001, at Baton Rouge General Medical Center. He was 52. Visiting at Scott's Bluff Morticians, 8546 Scenic Highway, from 10 a.m. Wednesday until religious services at 1 p.m., conducted by Bishop Otis Collins. Interment in Winnfield Memorial Park. Survived by his mother, Sarah Williams; five sisters, Pearlie Mae, Gloria Mae, Gloria Ann and Barbara Ann Williams and Mandy W. Johnson; a devoted brother-in-law, Lawrence Jackson; two brothers, David and Charles Williams; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Preceded in death by two sisters, Margaret Williams and Lillian Franklin; and a nephew, Derrick Johnson.

WILSON, ELIZABETH ANN CREIGHTON
A former 17-year employee of the East Baton Rouge Parish School Board and a resident of Rosedale, she died at 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4, 2001, at her residence. She was 48 and a native of Lafayette. Visiting at St. Joseph Catholic Church hall, Grosse Tete, from 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. Mass of Christian Burial at the church at 6 p.m. Wednesday, celebrated by the Rev. Shelton Fabre. Interment in Evergreen Memorial Park. Survived by her husband of 25 years, Steven Robert Wilson; a daughter, Jordan Wilson, Rosedale, and fiance, Chuck Sanders; a sister, Sissy Sampson, Denham Springs; two brothers, Ronnie Creighton, Baton Rouge, and Cliff Creighton, Lafayette; and beloved friends and pets. Preceded in death by her parents. Pallbearers will be family members. Green Maringouin Funeral Home, 625-2117, in charge of arrangements.


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