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ANDERSON, DORA MAE JARREAU
A homemaker and a resident of Lafayette, she died at 8:50 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, 2001, in Lafayette. She was 70 and a native of Livonia. Visiting at Ourso Funeral Home, Gonzales, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. Saturday. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Theresa of Avila Catholic Church at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, celebrated by the Rev. Phil Spano. Interment in Roselawn Memorial Park, Baton Rouge. Survived by four daughters, Linda Thomassee, Leonville, Norma Wiltz, Henderson, Kethy Manuel, Rayne, and Pat Braud, Geismar; a sister, Fannie Jarreau, Baker; two brothers, Albert Jarreau, Prairieville, and John Jarreau, Chalmette; nine grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her husband, John Joseph Anderson; parents, Albert and Louella Latiolais Jarreau; and a brother, J.C. Jarreau. Pallbearers will be Larry Wiltz Jr., Johnny Plumb, Broc Manuel, Brook Credeur, John "Jay" Braud, Roby Braud, J.C. "T-Boy" Jarreau Jr. and Oneal Anderson.

BASS, DEMOND MCKINLEY "D"
A student at McKinley Middle Magnet and a resident of Baton Rouge, he died at 8:20 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 11, 2001, at his residence. He was 14 and a native of New Orleans. Visiting at Rhodes United Fidelity Funeral Home from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday. Visiting at Tulane Baptist Church, 3601 Paris Ave., New Orleans, from 8 a.m. until religious services at 10 a.m. Monday, conducted by the Rev. Ross Johnson. Interment in Roselawn Memorial Park, Baton Rouge. Survived by his father and mother, Kelvin and Lennie Bass Williams, Baton Rouge; paternal grandmother, Louise Williams, New Orleans; maternal grandmother, Donna Hobson, New Orleans; a sister, Whitney Arleat Bass, Baton Rouge; a stepbrother, Datron Sylvester, Raceland; three uncles, Jerome, Donald and Marcel Williams; two aunts, Gail and Pamela Williams; and a host of cousins, other relatives and friends. Preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Louis Butler; maternal great-grandfather, Alphonse Davis; and great-grandmother, Louise Bass Davis.

BLACK, ADA WEBB GARDNER
A real-estate agent for Prudential Properties Unlimited and a resident of Baton Rouge, she died at 9:50 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2001, at Woman's Hospital. She was 69 and a native of Star City, Ark. Visiting at Rabenhorst Funeral Home East, 11000 Florida Blvd., from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and after 11 a.m. Saturday. Religious services at the funeral home chapel at 1 p.m. Saturday, conducted by the Rev. Kenneth Carroll. Interment in Resthaven Gardens of Memory. Survived by her husband, Amos L. Black Jr., Baton Rouge; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Marlan and Stan Spence, Prairieville, Colleen Reeder, Raleigh, N.C., and Carolyn K. and C.J. Hebert, Boston; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Samantha and Jerry Lampe, Bethalto, Ill., and Linda and Jack Hauversburk, Alton, Ill.; three brothers and a sister-in-law, Jimmy Webb, Baton Rouge, Rudy Webb, Crossett, Ark., and Doc and Carolyn Webb, Pine Bluff, Ark.; 15 grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Preceded in death by her first husband, R.C. Gardner; a son, Benjamin P. Gardner; a sister, Lou Ann Hager; and a brother, Cecil E. Webb. She was a member of Broadmoor United Methodist Church.

BOWDON, RUDOLPH N.
A U.S. Marine Corps veteran and former director of The O'Brien House, he died in his sleep on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2001. Preceded in death by his beloved wife, Katherine Alesce "Kitty" Bowdon. He is survived by a daughter, Carol Ann of Baton Rouge; and two nephews, Jerry and Jim Bowdon of Texas. Visitation at Rabenhorst Funeral Home East, 11000 Florida Blvd., from 1 p.m. Saturday until religious services at 3 p.m. Interment in Greenoaks Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, please send memorial gifts to The O'Brien House, in memory of Rudolph Bowdon, 1220 Main St., Baton Rouge, LA 70802.

BUTLER, CARRETHA LEE
A resident and native of Greensburg, she departed this life Sunday, Nov. 11, 2001, at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center. She was 96. Visiting at Turner Chapel AME Church, off La. 1042, Greensburg, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, with family visiting from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Religious services at the church at 2 p.m. Saturday, conducted by the Rev. Stanley J. Carter. Interment in church cemetery. She leaves to cherish her memory two sons, Godfrey Butler Jr. and wife Margie, Greensburg, and Clifton Butler, New Orleans; four daughters and three sons-in-law, Elmira Butler Wicker and Fred Wicker, Baton Rouge, Marguerite Butler Pitts and James Pitts, Greensburg, Carrie Butler Hampton and Lee A. Hampton Sr., Opelousas, and Evelyn Butler, Greensburg; a sister, Velma Lee, Greensburg; a brother, Tom Lee, Silver City, Miss.; two aunts, Lena Bennett Jackson and Lillie Bennett Jackson, both of Greensburg; Mildred Spriggins, Baton Rouge, who was like a special daughter to her; foster grandchildren, 10 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and a host of loving nieces, nephews and cousins. MJR Friendly Service Funeral Home Inc., Denham Springs, in charge of arrangements.

CAZES, LEW
A resident of Port Allen, he died at 1:40 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, 2001. He was 72. Arrangements incomplete at Wilbert Funeral Home in Port Allen.

CLAYBORNE, LAURA P.
A homemaker, she died Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2001, of lung cancer at her daughter's home in New Orleans. She was 80. Mrs. Clayborne was a lifelong resident of Prairieville. Survivors include her daughter, Gladys Roberson Mitchell of New Orleans; a sister, Josephine P. Darville; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services at Mount Gillian Baptist Church, Prairieville, at 10 a.m. Saturday. Visitation will be Friday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the church. Burial in the church cemetery. Lawson-Rollins Purple Shield Funeral Home in Gonzales handled arrangements.

COMBS, JR. FRANK
Age 76, a resident of Tampa, Fla., since 1998, and formerly of Ironton, Ohio, he passed away Sunday, Nov. 11, 2001, at his residence. He was born April 22, 1925, in Kenova, W.Va., the son of Frank Combs Sr. and Elizabeth Masters Combs. He was a retired operator and supervisor of Allied Chemical in Louisiana and had formerly worked at the Nitrogen Division in South Point, Ohio, before being transferred to Louisiana. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He graduated in 1943 in Charleston, W.Va. He formerly lived in Baton Rouge for 29 years and was a member of Parkview Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Virginia Markin Combs; three children, Sandra Smith of Lafayette, Rick Combs of Baton Rouge and Sheila Fox of Tampa; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Bert Edward Combs and Robert Combs. Friends may call at Phillips Funeral Home, 1004 S. 7th St., Ironton, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday. Graveside services at Woodland Cemetery at 10 a.m. Saturday, with Dr. Rom Markin officiating.

COMPTON, ROSEMARY MONISTERE PERRICONE
A native and resident of Hammond, she died on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2001, at her residence. She was 69. Visiting was held at Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home, Hammond, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday, with a 7 p.m. vigil prayer service. Visiting at the funeral home from 8 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Friday. Religious services at Holy Ghost Catholic Church, Hammond, at 1 p.m. Friday, conducted by a Dominican priest. Interment in Rose Memorial Cemetery. Survived by three daughters, Diane Muscarello, Hammond, Mary DiBenedetto, Tickfaw, and Paula Musacchia, Hammond; two sons, Joseph A. Perricone Jr. and Michael J. Perricone, both of Hammond; 13 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and four sisters, Katherne Bigner, Maryann Silessi and Beatrice Nicolosi, all of Hammond, and Anna Bell Silessi, Covington. Preceded in death by parents, Philip and Bell Dana Monistere; three brothers, Chris P. Monistere, Albert P. Monistere and Salvadore Monistere; and two sisters, Lucy Todora and Lena Alfonso. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Richard Murphy Hospice.

CRANK, CURTIS K.
Age 42 of Marietta, Ga., and formerly of Baton Rouge, he died Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2001. A graduate of LSU, Mr. Crank was employed as a landscape architect with HDR/W.L. Jordan Co. He was a member of the American Society of Landscape Architects and Holy Family Catholic Church in Canton, Ga. He is survived by his wife, Cindy A. Crank; sons, Connor and Christian Crank; a daughter, Ciara Crank; and brothers, Leonard Crank II and Ed McClure, both of Baton Rouge, and Fred McClure of Lexington, N.C. A funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church, with the Rev. Liam Coyne, celebrant. The family will receive friends Friday evening from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in Canton. Arrangements by H.M. Patterson & Son Canton Hill Chapel, 1157 Old Canton Road N.E., Marietta, GA 30068, 770-997-9485.

DIMATTIA, DOMINIC A.
Owner and operator of Edgewood Shoe Store, a Baton Rouge family-owned business for more than 60 years, he died peacefully at 10:10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2001, after a brief stay at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center. He was 65, born Aug. 12, 1936, in Baton Rouge, and was a resident of Livingston. He was the eldest son of Joseph A. Dimattia and Virginia Drago Dimattia. Visiting was at Greenoaks Funeral Home, 9595 Florida Blvd., from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday. Visiting at the funeral home from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday. Visiting at Greenoaks Funeral Chapel from 9 a.m. until religious services at 11 a.m. Saturday, conducted by the Rev. Galen Sorey and longtime friend, Deacon Jimmy Wax. Entombment in Greenoaks Mausoleum. Survived by his loving mother, Virginia Drago Dimattia of Baton Rouge; his wife of 25 years, Charmaine Thibaut Dimattia of Livingston; a brother, Dr. William J. Dimattia, sister-in-law, Janice Dimattia, and their three children, Jeffery, Gina and Christopher, all of Baton Rouge; a son, Darren J. Dimattia, daughter-in-law, Elizabeth Dimattia, and their three children, Katelyn, Anthony and Sheridan, all of Prairieville; a daughter, Leslie Dimattia Bark, son-in-law David Bark, and their three children, Brandon, Blakeley and Bradley, all of Baton Rouge; a stepson, Robbie Jones, a daughter-in-law Alisa Sanders Jones, and their two children, Britnee and Ashley, all of Prairieville; a stepdaughter, Minnette Stafford Paulsen and son-in-law James H. Paulsen of Cary, Ill.; and a granddaughter, Kristyn Stafford Kilcrease of Livingston. Preceded in death by his father, Joseph A. Dimattia; and a stepson, Steve Stafford. Pallbearers will be Sammy D'Agostino, Mickey Graphia, Jeffrey Dimattia, Christopher Dimattia, Bonnie Guillory and Allen Johnson. Honorary pallbearers are William J. Dimattia and Glenn Shaw. Dominic graduated from Catholic High School on May 27, 1954, and attended LSU for two years. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps from Dec. 1, 1957, until termination of reserve obligation on April 8, 1962. He was a well-respected and prominent businessman in Baton Rouge. The family would like to express their thanks to the many nurses and staff of Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center, with special recognition to nurse Diane Nevels for her exceptional care and attention, to Dr. Roy G. Kadair and associates, Dr. Terry G. Rehn and associates, Home Care Supply and the National Infusion Service.

FOOTE, DOROTHY SLAUGHTER
A resident of Baker, she died at 11:24 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, 2001, at Lane Memorial Hospital, Zachary. She was 89 and a native of Port Hickey. Visiting at Baker Presbyterian Church, Baker, from noon Saturday until religious services at 2 p.m., conducted by the Rev. Ted Roeling. Interment in Young Family Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Young Family Cemetery Perpetual Care, 1370 E. Plains-Port Hudson, Zachary, LA 70791 or Baker Presbyterian Church Memorial Fund, 3015 Groom Road, Baker, LA 70714. Charlet Funeral Home Inc., Zachary, in charge of arrangements.

FREE, DEREK ALLEN
A business owner and a resident and native of Colorado Springs, Colo., he died Monday, Nov. 12, 2001. He was 33 and a U.S. Navy veteran. Arrangements are pending with Fellowship Bible Church. Survived by his father, Charles Harold "Chuck" Free; a daughter, Ashley Lynn Free; a son, Kevin Edgar Free; and four sisters, Donna Free, Colorado Springs, Karley-Brewer-Ditgen, Kiley Free and Korey Free. He will be sorely missed by uncles and aunts, Kenneth and Randi Free, Colorado Springs, and Fred and Billie "B.J." Militello, Baton Rouge; and grandmother, Mary Jane Free, Baker. Preceded in death by his mother, Donna Carol Beaver Free.

GASCON, CELESTE WILBERT
A teacher and homemaker, she died at 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, 2001, at Baton Rouge General Medical Center-Mid City. She was 84 and a lifelong resident of Plaquemine. Visiting at Wilbert Funeral Home, Plaquemine, from 9 a.m. to 12:40 p.m. Saturday. Mass of Christian Burial at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church at 1 p.m. Saturday, celebrated by Monsignor Robert Berggreen. Interment in church cemetery. Survived by a daughter, Celeste Ann "Titter" Gascon Martinez and husband Edwardo Martinez, Baton Rouge; two sons, George Wilbert Gascon and spouse Jeanie Gascon, Plaquemine, and James Altemus Gascon and spouse Celia Rinaudo Gascon, Port Allen; a sister, Germaine Lavenia Wilbert, Baton Rouge; nine grandchildren, Celeste Denise Carney, Danielle Renee Gascon, Erica Leigh Gascon, Andrea Jean Gascon, Ryan Charles Gascon, Daniel Scott Gascon, Marla Kay Gascon Tullier, Mindy Lee Gascon and Laney Beth Gascon; and great-grandchildren, Leigh Mary Tullier, Blair Olivia Tullier and Bryce Michael Ellwood. Preceded in death by her husband, Charles August Gascon Jr.; two brothers, John Fredrick Gascon and Charles Anthony Gascon; and parents, Anthony M. Sr. and Celeste Altemus Wilbert.

GORDON, WELDON
A resident and native of Greensburg, he departed this life on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2001, at his residence. He was 96. Religious services at Turner Chapel AME Church, off La. 1042, Greensburg, at 11 a.m. Saturday, conducted by the Rev. S.J. Carter. Interment in church cemetery. MJR Friendly Service Funeral Home Inc., Denham Springs, in charge of arrangements.

HAGGARD, JR. JAMES L.
An employee of CEI Inc. and a resident of Denham Springs, he died at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2001, at St. Mary's Hospital, Blue Springs, Mo. He was 48 and a native of Bogalusa. Visiting at Seale Funeral Home, Denham Springs, from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and from 10 a.m. until religious services at 3 p.m. Saturday. Interment in Beech Ridge Cemetery, Denham Springs. Survived by his mother, Clara Blackwell Haggard; sisters and brothers, Jeannie Haggard Flint, Missouri, Jack Lynn Haggard, Denham Springs, Jan Haggard Morris, Missouri, and David Virgil Haggard and Vernie Haggard Artieta, both of Denham Springs; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Preceded in death by his father, James L. Haggard Sr.; paternal grandparents, Elmer and Flavia Haggard; and maternal grandparents, Virgil and Edna Blackwell. He was a member of Teamsters Local No. 5.

HAYES, SR. RICHARD
A retired employee of DSM Copolymer plant, with 24 years of service, and a resident of Zachary, he died Sunday, Nov. 11, 2001, at Lane Memorial Hospital, Zachary. He was 81 and a native of Ethel. Visiting at Miller & Daughter Mortuary chapel, Zachary, from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Visiting at New Pilgrim Baptist Church, Zachary, from 6 p.m. until religious services at 7 p.m. Sunday, conducted by the Rev. Thomas Lewis Jr. Dismissal at True Light Baptist Church, Ethel, at 10 a.m. Monday. Interment in church cemetery. Survived by his children, six daughters, two sons and their spouses, Edna and Lionel Sims, Yvonne and David Dotson, Ann and Ronald Brooks, Faye and Roosevelt Johnson, Beverly and David Dixon, Doris Hayes-Lowe, Allen and Selena Hayes, and Richard Jr. and Julie Hayes; a daughter-in-law, Albertha Hayes; a brother and three sisters-in-law, Walsh and Georgiana Robinson, Gladys Baker and Fannie Baker; two grandchildren whom he reared, David Oneal Borskey and Mrs. Cornell (Kendra) Booker; a foster son, Darryl Wright and wife Rosalyn; 28 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Idella Powell Hayes; a son, Ray Hayes Sr.; and seven brothers and four sisters.

HITCHENS, WILLIE MAE
A loving mother, grandmother, sister and friend, she died at 8:05 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2001, at her residence in Baker. She was 58 and a native of Ethel. Visiting at Providence No. 2 Baptist Church, La. 19, Ethel, the Rev. Q.T. Ellis, pastor, from 10 a.m. Saturday until religious services at 11 a.m., conducted by the Rev. Rodney Freeman, assistant pastor. Interment in Little Rock Cemetery, Slaughter. Survived by her husband, Thomas Hitchens, Baker; mother, Eva Matthews, Slaughter; father and stepmother, Willie Gant and Annie Wright, Zachary; three daughters, Evelyn Perkins, Carol Sanders and Pamela Hives, all of Baker; four sons, Thomas Perkins, Jerald Hitchens and Andre Hitchens, all of Baker, and Eric Hitchens, Baton Rouge; five sisters, Lorraine Brown, California, Betty Collins, Ethel, Reatha Wright, Baker, Sara Matthews, Texas, and Loretta Bradford, Clinton; eight brothers, Robert Perkins, Alsen, Jessie Matthews, Kina Wright and Frank Matthews, all of Baton Rouge, Johnny Matthews, Jackson, Richard Matthews, Slaughter, and Earnest and Morris Wright, both of Zachary; and 10 grandchildren. Preceded in death by a grandson, Marquis Perkins; and grandmother, Evelyn Gant Crutchfield.

HOWARD, (INFANT) NICHOLAS
Attended Jackson Pre-School in Baton Rouge, he died Friday, Nov. 9, 2001, at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center. He was 10 months old, born in Baton Rouge. Visiting at Winnfield Funeral Home from 10 a.m. Saturday until religious services at 12:30 p.m., conducted by the Rev. Oscar Gordon. Interment in Winnfield Memorial Park. Survived by his mother, Shandricka Howard, Baton Rouge; two sisters, Tyroneisha and Tatianna Howard; great-grandmother, Edna Carter; grandmother, Debra Howard; grandfather, Lawrence M. Duncan; two great-aunts, Linda Brooks and Wendy Howard; a great-uncle, Michael Howard; an aunt, Marquita Black; godmother, Diane Johnson; two uncles, Chad and Cory Howard; and numerous cousins and other relatives. Preceded in death by his godbrother, Michael Johnson.

INNERARITY, BOYCE EMILE
An ordained minister of Jehovah's Witnesses since April 10, 1965, he was well-known for his Christian qualities. Outstanding among these were his love for his Creator, his family and the many friends he made at work, in the many congregations in which he served and in his day-to-day contacts. He was also known for his generosity, kindness and humility, and yet, he was firm for right principles. Like the "Happy God" (1 Tim 1:11) he served, he had a unique sense of humor, especially loving to tell "Cajun" jokes. He loved to use powerful yet simple illustrations to teach. Boyce was extremely talented in many fields, most notably as a craftsman in the construction field, shipbuilding, home and commercial building projects. Many benefited from his teaching others a trade. Family and friends look forward to the time when the earth is being transformed into a paradise (Luke 23:43), when God's Kingdom (Matthew 6:9,10) is the only legitimate government on earth and our dead loved ones return by means of a resurrection, and sickness and death are forever wiped out. (Rev. 21:3,4). Boyce shared in giving others this hope from the Bible and knowing that we are living in "the last days" (2 Tim 3:1-5) we are confident that his "sleep" in death will be relatively short. We anxiously await the time when we can greet him in the resurrection. Memorial services will be held Sunday at 3 p.m. at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses on La. 190 in Walker, conducted by Brother Rodney Blanchard. Inurnment will be in Greenoaks Memorial Park at a later date. He is survived by his wife of 10 years, Carolyn Otey Innerarity of Prairieville; three daughters, Noemie Moonan of New Orleans, Deborah Ernst of Slidell and Robin Wall of Holden; a son, Barry Innerarity of Denham Springs; a stepdaughter, Vivien Goldring of Memphis, Tenn.; a stepson, Charles K. Normand of Springfield; a sister, Shirley Peak of Mississippi; four brothers, Leo Innerarity of Baker, George Innerarity of Springfield, Harold Innerarity of Slidell and John Wayne Innerarity of Lindale, Texas; five grandchildren, three stepgrandsons and four great-granddaughters. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Lena Louise Innerarity; and his parents, Leo and Rosie Innerarity. He was a member of the Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses in Walker.

KAISER, SR. CECIL A.
Born Aug. 2, 1908, in Natchez, Miss., he died at The Guest House on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2001. He had lived in Baton Rouge since 1937, and was retired from Acme Refrigeration of Baton Rouge Inc. Survived by his son, Cecil A. Kaiser Jr., Baton Rouge; three grandsons, F. Scott Kaiser and wife Sharon Kaiser, Baton Rouge, Steve W. Kaiser, Sorrento, and Douglas S. Kaiser, Dallas; four great-grandchildren, Leah Kaiser and Dane Kaiser, both of Baton Rouge, Kacy Kaiser, Universal City, Texas, and Alana Kaiser, Risen, Ark. Preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, Dorothy B. Kaiser; parents, Emanuel L. and Annie L. Kaiser, Natchez; two sisters, Anita Kaiser Byrnes, Natchez, and Doris K. Dement, Birmingham, Ala.; two brothers, Adrian E. Kaiser Sr. and Marion E. Kaiser Sr., both of Baton Rouge. Visitation was at Welsh Funeral Home, 6700 Florida Blvd., from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday. Visitation at the funeral home from 9 a.m. until funeral services at 11 a.m. Friday, conducted by the Rev. F. William Mackie. Interment in Greenoaks Memorial Park. He was a member of First Christian Church. Pallbearers will be A.E. "Manny" Kaiser III, John L. "Jay" Kaiser Jr., James T. Kaiser, F. Scott Kaiser, Steve W. Kaiser and Douglas S. Kaiser.

LEADER, IVY JOSEPH
A resident of Gonzales, he passed away Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2001, at St. Elizabeth Medical Center. He was 81 and a native of Livingston Parish. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and a retired LSU maintenance supervisor. Visiting at Welsh Funeral Home, Gonzales, from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday. Visitation at St. Mark Catholic Church from 10 a.m. until Mass of Christian Burial at noon Saturday, celebrated by the Rev. Herculon DeMaria. Entombment in Hope Haven Cemetery. Survived by his wife of 54 years, Sybil B. Leader, Gonzales; a son and daughter-in-law, Joseph and Julie Leader, Baton Rouge; two brothers, Avalon "A.J." and Glynn Leader; two grandchildren, Dwayne Leader and wife Tamra, and Byron Leader; and a great-grandchild, Devin Leader. Preceded in death by his parents, Sim Leader and Elsie Brown Leader; two sisters, Willie Pearl Babin and Catherine LeBourgeois; and a brother, Baby Sim Leader. He was a longtime member of St. Mark Catholic Church, a lifetime member of American Legion Post 81 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3693.

LEBLANC, LULA TRAHAN
A loving mother, grandmother and wife, she died at 4:45 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2001, at Plaquemine Manor Nursing Home. She was 89, a homemaker, resident of Plaquemine and a native of Cecilia. Visiting at St. Clement of Rome Catholic Church, Plaquemine, from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, with recitation of the rosary at 11 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at the church at 1 p.m. Friday, celebrated by the Rev. Dean Martin. Interment in Grace Memorial Park. Survived by two daughters, Barbara LeBlanc Breaux and spouse, Sidney "Zeke" Breaux Jr., and Catherine LeBlanc Gomez, all of Plaquemine; a sister, Theresa Alford, Lafayette; nine grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Preceded in death by her husband, Claiborne Joseph LeBlanc; parents, Rene and Eva Trahan; four brothers and five sisters. Pallbearers will be Keith, Kevin and Kraig Breaux and Lewis, Kenneth and James Gomez. Honorary pallbearers are Sidney J. Breaux Jr., Dale Walsh and Felix "Bro" Medine III. She was a former member of the Catholic Daughters of the Americas. Special thanks to Plaquemine Manor Nursing Home staff and Dr. Falgoust, Dr. Prejean, Dr. Melancon, Dr. Valdez and Dr. Hargruder at River West Medical Center. Wilbert Funeral Home, Plaquemine, in charge of arrangements.

LIPSCOMB, GRAHAM RALPH
Died on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2001. He was the beloved husband of the late Betty Jean Wolff Lipscomb; and son of the late Robert and Honor Griffin Lipscomb. He is survived by his wife, Loraine Lovitt Rodwig Lipscomb; two sons, Graham R. Lipscomb Jr. and Dr. Fenton R. Lipscomb, D.V.M.; and two grandchildren, Viginia B. and Fenton M. Lipscomb. He was 87, a native of Montgomery, W.Va., and a resident of Covington for 11 years. Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend funeral services on Friday at 2 p.m. from the chapel at E.J. Fielding Funeral Home Inc., 2260 W. 21st Ave., Covington. Visitation will be on Friday from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Entombment in Lake Lawn Park Mausoleum, Metairie. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Faith Presbyterian Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 1630, Covington, LA 70434.

MAYERS, HILDA BOURGEOIS
A homemaker and a resident of Gonzales, she died at 10:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2001, in Gonzales. She was 93. Visiting at Ourso Funeral Home, Gonzales, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Mark Catholic Church at 2 p.m. Saturday, celebrated by the Rev. Joel LaBauve. Entombment in Hope Haven Mausoleum. Survived by a sister, Mrs. Walter (Gracie) Bolling, Gonzales; a niece and two nephews. Preceded in death by her husband, Leon J. Mayers; parents, Armand and Marie Gautreau Mayers; and a sister, Rose Nonie Bourgeois. She was a member of St. Mark Ladies Altar Society.

McGLOTHLIN, ANTHONY JAY
A resident of Portland, Ore., and former resident of Baker, he died Monday, Nov. 12, 2001, in Portland. He was 45 and a native of Bunkie. Visiting at Baker Funeral Home, Baker, from 1 p.m. Saturday until religious services at 3 p.m., conducted by the Rev. Joe Hammack. Vocals by Ray Thomas and Judy Hammack. Cremation will follow and burial of cremains will be at a later date. Survived by his mother and father, Ruby and Bob McGlothlin, Baker; a daughter, Carley McGlothlin, Cincinnati; a sister, Deborah Lemoine, Baker; and a brother, Robert McGlothlin, Port Allen.

MONTZ, DANIEL M.
Died at 2:45 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, 2001, at Metropolitan Hospice. He was the beloved husband of Bernice "Bonnie" Lambert Montz for 61 years; father and father-in-law of Polly and Leo Bourg, Karen and Richard Landry and Lorna Boies; grandfather of Lisa Specht, Troy Landry, Holly Hinchman and Sarah Boies; grandfather-in-law of Mark Specht and George Hinchman; great-grandfather of Dustin, Hunter and Hailey Specht and Layla Hinchman; son of the late Maurice Montz and Virginia Cambre Montz; and brother of Elmore Montz, Yolande Landry, Quincy Montz, Pearl Madere and Floyd Montz, and the late Vivian Montz and Lillian Griffin. He was 92, a native of Lions and a resident of Norco for more than 60 years. He was an instrument mechanic at Shell for 42 years and was retired for 33 years. Relatives, friends of the family and members of the Ushers Society are invited to attend the funeral Mass at Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church in Norco on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. Visitation at the church from 8:30 a.m. until service time. Interment in St. Peter's Cemetery in Reserve. Enrollment of Masses preferred. The family wishes to express heartfelt appreciation for the loving care given by the staff at Metropolitan Hospice. Arrangements handled by Millet-Guidry Funeral Home, LaPlace.

MORRIS, LOUISE "BABA"
A retired food service worker, she died at 3:45 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2001 at Villa Feliciana Medical Center, Jackson. She was 64 and a resident and native of Baton Rouge. Religious services at Winnfield Funeral Home at 10 a.m. Saturday, conducted by Brother Burnell Hayes Sr. Interment in Hope Cemetery. Survived by her father, Dave Morris Sr.; a daughter, Gloria Morris Irving; two sons, Mark Morris and Terry Morris; a sister, Ellouise Morris Foster; three brothers, Dave Morris Jr., Johnny Morris Sr. and Russell Morris Sr.; and two grandchildren. Preceded in death by her mother, Mary Lee Morris; a son, Anthony Morris; and a brother, Milton Morris.

NELSON, JR. CAYE ARMAND
"I have fought the good fight. I have finished the race. I have kept the faith. From now on a merited crown awaits me." 2 Tim. 4:7-8 He was a man who never met a stranger and was always ready to help others. A loving husband, father, grandfather and friend, he died at 9:45 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2001, at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center after a short-term battle with lung cancer. Visiting at Rabenhorst Funeral Home East, 11000 Florida Blvd., from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday. Visiting at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church from 9 a.m. until Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Saturday, celebrated by the Rev. Trey Nelson. Interment in St. George Catholic Church Cemetery, Siegen Lane. He was 66 and a native of East Baton Rouge Parish. He attended St. Mary's Seminary in Kentucky and he was a 1953 graduate of Catholic High School and attended LSU. He is survived by his loving wife of 40 years, Dorothy Yvonne Heine; two sons, the Rev. Caye A. Nelson III of Napoleonville and Plattenville, and Timothy Nelson and wife Sheila; five daughters, Tara Herrera and husband Esteban, Tonya DeSoto and husband Mark, Tracy Audiffred and husband Glenn, Tyleen Didier and husband John, and Talissa Nelson, all of Baton Rouge; a future son-in-law, Jason Becnel of Katy, Texas; and 10 grandchildren, Ashley, Amanda Caye and Timothy Nelson, Stephen, Matthew and Anna Herrera, Michael and Emily DeSoto, and Mary Katherine and Sarah Audiffred, all of Baton Rouge. Preceded in death by his parents, Caye Armond Nelson Sr. and Mary Anna Brinkhaus; a sister, Catherine Nelson Daly; and a granddaughter, Katherine Elizabeth Audiffred. Pallbearers will be D.R. Atkinson, John and Nelson Daly, Mickey Norton, Tommy Wallace and Buddy Webre.

NEWMAN, GENEVIEVE
A loving wife, mother and grandmother, she died at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2001, at Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center. She was 75, a resident of Greenwell Springs and a native of Berwyn, Ill. Visiting was at Rabenhorst Funeral Home East, 11000 Florida Blvd., from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday. Visiting at Trinity Lutheran Church from 9 a.m. until religious services at 10 a.m. Friday, conducted by the Rev. Scott Schmieding. Interment in Greenoaks Memorial Park. Survived by her husband of 57 years, Clarence H. Newman, Greenwell Springs; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Michael J. Newman, Arlington, Va., and Jeffrey L. and June G. Newman, Baton Rouge; a grandson, Noah J. Newman; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Robert W. and June Shuldes, Barrington, Ill., and Dale V. and Wanda Shuldes, Albert Lea, Minn.; five nieces and nephews and several great-nieces and great-nephews. Preceded in death by her parents, Benjamin J. Shuldes and Pauline Karafiat Shuldes. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, past office holder in the Lutheran Women's Missionary League and Altar Circle, attended the Ladies Bible class and was a member of Nimble Fingers Sewing Group and the Uniroyal Formanettes. Memorial donations may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church, 10925 Florida Blvd., Baton Rouge, LA 70815.

PATE, DAMELL "BOO"
A resident of Tunica, he died Monday, Nov. 12, 2001, at West Feliciana Parish Hospital as the result of an automobile accident. He was 18 and a native of Baton Rouge. Visiting at Miller & Daughter Mortuary, Edward Green Chapel, Zachary, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday. Visiting at New Zion Baptist Church, Tunica, the Rev. Earl Comena, pastor, from 10 a.m. until services at noon Saturday, conducted by Bishop Dwight Pate. Interment in church cemetery. Survived by his parents, Darline Pate, St. Francisville, and Johnny Rae Franklin, Long Beach, Calif.; maternal grandparents, T.J. and Katherine Pate, Tunica; a brother, Brandon Pate, St. Francisville; three aunts, Linda Anderson, Diane Webb and Carolyn Cornish; a godsister, Jackie Cornish, St. Francisville; four uncles, Thomas, Bernard, Terry and Dwight Pate; and a host of other relatives and special friends.

SCIONEAUX, ALLEN JOSEPH
A retired finance administrator and a resident of Donaldsonville, he died at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2001, in Donaldsonville. He was 66 and a native of St. James. Visiting at Ourso Funeral Home, Donaldsonville, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and from 8 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. Saturday. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church at 10 a.m. Saturday, conducted by the Rev. Michael Galea. Entombment in church mausoleum. Survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Pat and Gwen Scioneaux, Thibodaux; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Beverly and Bill Warren, Baton Rouge, and Karen and Ed LeBlanc, Donaldsonville; a brother and sister-in-law, Arthur Jr. and Theresa Scioneaux, Donaldsonville; two grandchildren, Brandon and Alaina Scioneaux, both of Thibodaux; several nieces and nephews; and many wonderful friends. Preceded in death by his parents, Arthur Sr. and Lillian Albarado Scioneaux; and a brother, Autry Scioneaux. Pallbearers will be Marvin Gros, Scott Delatte, Anthony Trepagnier Sr., Bert Grisaffe, Perry Scioneaux, Chris Sylvester and Jason Bergeron. Honorary pallbearers are George Shaheen, Jarred Amato, Billy Guillot, Jeffery Blanchard and Bryan Lanoix.

SEWELL, THE REV. JOHN HENRY
A faithful servant of the Lord, he died Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2001, in Houma. He was 87, born Aug. 20, 1914, in Coke County, Texas. Visiting at Baker Funeral Home, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday. Visiting at First United Methodist Church of Baker, from 9 a.m. until religious services at 10 a.m. Saturday, conducted by the Rev. John Howard Sewell, the Rev. Tom Dolph and the Rev. Dall Eden. Entombment in Hillcrest Memorial Gardens Mausoleum. Survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Katheryn and Warren Rink of Houma; a son and daughter-in-law, the Rev. John and Sally Sewell of Opelika, Ala.; six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by his wife, Louise Edwards Sewell, who he married on Dec. 5, 1936; parents, Alton Z. and Katie LeMond Sewell; and a sister, Jewel Cook. He was a graduate of McMurray College in Abeline, Texas, and received a master's of theology from Perkins School of Theology. He began his ministry in 1941, and served in five churches in Jeanerette, First United Methodist Church in Ferriday, Buelah United Methodist Church in Jena, Centenary United Methodist Church in Franklinton, First United Methodist Church in Baker, Pharr Chapel United Methodist Church in Morgan City, First United Methodist Church and Mount Mariah United Methodist Church in Arcadia, McGuire United Methodist Church in West Monroe and North Highlands United Methodist Church and Morningside United Methodist Church in Shreveport. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Mission Ministry of First United Methodist Church of Baker.

SILLINGER, HAROLD E.
A retired auto glass installer with Landry Glass Co., with 35 years of service, and a resident of Baker, he died at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2001, at Earl K. Long Medical Center. He was 76 and a native of Baton Rouge. He was a U.S. Navy machinist mate third class veteran of World War II, serving in the Asiatic Pacific Campaign. He was awarded the Philippine Liberation Ribbon and Good Conduct Medal. Visiting was at Baker Funeral Home, 6401 Groom Road, Baker, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, with recitation of the rosary at 7 p.m. Visiting at St. Isidore Catholic Church from 10 a.m. until Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. Friday, celebrated by the Rev. Fred Youngs. Interment in Roselawn Memorial Park, Baton Rouge. Survived by his wife of 53 years, Agnes Bouquet Sillinger of Baker; two daughters and sons-in-law, Linda and Randy Bonaventure of Baton Rouge and Cathie and R.J. Jeansonne of Rosedale; five sons and three daughters-in-law, Daniel and Brenda Sillinger of Covington, Glenn and Leslie Sillinger of LaPlace, Gaylord and Janet Sillinger of Knoxville, Tenn., Bill Sillinger of Baton Rouge and Brad Sillinger of Baker; a sister, Hazel Sumner of Baton Rouge; 18 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by his parents, Gaylord and Martha Fleming Sillinger; and a brother, Elliott Sillinger. He was a member of St. Isidore Catholic Church and Knights of Columbus Council 4085.

SLAN, ROBERT
A resident of Baton Rouge, he departed this life Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2001, at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center. He was 80 and a native of Woodville, Miss. Visiting at MJR Friendly Service Funeral Home Inc., 7803 Florida Blvd., Denham Springs, from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday. Religious services at Wells & Wells Funeral Home, Woodville, at 1 p.m. Saturday, conducted by the Rev. Fred Grover. Interment in Cedar Rest Cemetery, Woodville. MJR Friendly Service Funeral Home Inc., Denham Springs, in charge of arrangements.

SMITH, JR. JOSEPH BRADY
A heavy-duty equipment operator and a resident of Prairieville, he died at 12:45 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2001, at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center. He was 64 and a native of Gonzales. Visiting was at Welsh Funeral Home, Gonzales, from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday. Visiting at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Prairieville, from 9:15 a.m. until Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. Friday, celebrated by the Rev. Martin Hernandez. Interment in church cemetery. Survived by his wife Marilyn Eaton Smith, Prairieville; mother, Ethel Marie LeBlanc Smith, Gonzales; two daughters and a son-in-law, Debra and Gerald Cambre, and Angela Eiseman, all of Prairieville; a daughter-in-law, Martha Hancock; two sons and daughters-in-law, Michael Brady and Stacy Smith, Prairieville, and Donald and Carla Smith, Alabama; three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Lura Mae White, Ruth Nell "Toni" and Tyler Babin and Mary Jane and Jimmy Brown, all of Prairieville; and nine grandchildren. Preceded in death by his father, Joseph Brady Smith Sr.; a son, Gary Wayne Hancock; and a brother-in-law, Louis White III.

STEVENS, EVELYN LANEHART "THE ROCK"
Born Aug. 25, 1915, she departed to a better place on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2001, at her residence in Baton Rouge. She retired in 1978 from the state Legislative Auditor's Office. She was 86 and a native of Woodville, Miss. Visiting at Rabenhorst Funeral Home East, 11000 Florida Blvd., from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday. Visiting at Broadmoor United Methodist Church from 10 a.m. until religious services at 11 a.m. Saturday, conducted by Dr. Robert L. Burgess. Graveside services at Eastern Star Cemetery, Wilson, at 1 p.m. Saturday. Survived by a daughter, Diana Stevens Dabadie; three granddaughters, Denise Dabadie, Monique Doyle and Lauryn Smith; and five great-grandchildren, Angelle, Michelle, Crystal, Steven and James. Preceded in death by her beloved husband, Arthur Butler Stevens; parents, Wayne and Sallie Lanehart; a brother, Clarence; sisters, Nora, Ann, Carrie, Jessie, Sallie and Edith. She was a faithful member of Broadmoor United Methodist Church, a member of AARP and Domestic Arts Club, as well as an avid bridge player. She was a wonderful mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend, who will be deeply missed by everyone whose life she touched.

THEZAN, VERNA BUSH
A resident of Metairie, she died Thursday, Nov. 15, 2001, at East Jefferson Hospital. She was 85 and a native of Abita Springs. Visiting at Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home, Hammond, from 9 a.m. Saturday until religious services at 11:30 a.m., conducted by Dr. Rodney Taylor. Interment in Oak Grove Church of God Cemetery, Loranger. Survived by a son, Rene Anthony Thezan, Metairie; a daughter, Eloise Thezan Fuzette, Metairie; four sisters, Leona Bush Willette, LaPlace, Audrey Bush Scafidel, LaPlace, Beulah Bush Freeman, Houma, and Jean Bush Mascair, Ponchatoula; four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her husband, Edward Anthony Thezan; parents, Emile and Mary Bush; four brothers, Wilson, Daniel, Leonard and Marvin Bush; and a sister, Barbara Eloise Bush.

TURNER, EDNA DIXON
Passed away Sunday, Nov. 11, 2001, in Orem, Utah. She was born July 9, 1924, in Baton Rouge, the daughter of Mary Ficklin and John Dixon. She married Leo A. Turner on Nov. 15, 1943. She loved life and thrived on serving others. Her selflessness touched the lives of many people. All those who knew her will miss her dearly. Her greatest joys in life were her family, friends and service in church. She was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, for which she served two missions, one in Nashville, Tenn., and another in Dallas. Visiting at Charlet Funeral Home Inc., Zachary, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and from 8:30 a.m. until services at 10 a.m. Saturday. Burial in Redwood Cemetery. She is survived by four children, Jerry Turner and wife Starlett, Lawton, Okla., Don Turner, Shreveport, Connie Whitney and husband Newell, Alpine, Utah, and Terri Lee and husband John, Orem; 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her siblings, Elmo Dixon, Baton Rouge, Charles Dixon, St. George, Utah, and Dorris Hughes, Orem. Preceded in death by her husband, Leo.

VICKS, SHERMAN
A licensed practical nurse and retired from the U.S. Army, he died Friday, Nov. 9, 2001, at his residence in Baton Rouge. He was 60 and a native of Zachary. Visiting at Capital Funeral Home from 9 a.m. until religious services at 11 a.m. Friday, conducted by Pastor Lee T. Wesley. Inurnment at Port Hudson National Cemetery. Survived by a daughter, Corinthia Victoria Vicks; a son, Sherman Podopolous Vicks; three sisters, Thelma Vicks Wooten, Mattie Wesley and Anna Pearl Watts; three brothers, Herman, Robert and Bennie Vicks; and two godchildren, Louis H. Briggs II and Chalarie Chantrel Vicks. Preceded in death by his parents, Bennie and Charlotte Vicks; parents; and a brother, Leon Vicks.

WILLIE, SR. HESSIE ELVIN WRAY SARA ROGERS
A resident of Simmesport, he died at 8:05 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2001, at Bayou Chateau Nursing Center, Simmesport. She was 90. Visitation at Escude Funeral Home, Simmesport, from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and after 8 a.m. Saturday. Services at the funeral home at 10 a.m. Saturday, conducted by the Rev. William Rodgers, the Rev. Authur Accord and the Rev. Larry Thibodeaux. Interment in False River Memorial Park, New Roads. Survived by a son, Harold Wray, Jeanerette; a daughter, Faye Schott, Simmesport; seven grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her husband, Gordon Wray; and father and mother, Henry Eugene and Mary Alice Rogers. Pallbearers will be Brad Moreau, David Moreau, Rickey Moreau, Chuck Wray, Joey Wray, Randy Wray and Kerry Moreau.

ZERINGUE, KENNETH JOHN "ZIGGY"
An industrial construction painter and a resident of Donaldsonville, he died at 7:45 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2001, in Donaldsonville. He was 39. Visiting at Ourso Funeral Home, Donaldsonville, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday. Visiting at St. James Catholic Church from 9 a.m. until Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. Saturday, celebrated by the Rev. Louis Oubre. Entombment in church mausoleum. Survived by his wife, Victoria Hendrix Zeringue, Donaldsonville; father and mother, J. Victorin and Mary Ann Ordoyne Zeringue, St. James; a stepdaughter, Tanya Williams; two stepsons, Johnny Hendrix and Tommy Williams; five brothers, Brian Zeringue, Prairieville, Dennis Zeringue, Vacherie, Anthony Zeringue, River Ridge, and Gregory and Matthew Zeringue, both of St. James; and three grandchildren. Pallbearers will be his brothers and a stepson. He played on the St. James High School football championship team of 1979.


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