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HOFFMAN, SR. DONALD HUBERT
A retired maintenance contractor and a resident of Baton Rouge, he died at 4:55 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2001, at his home. He was 71 and a native of Rayne. He was a U.S. Army Air Corps veteran of the Korean conflict. He flew 126 missions over Korea and was awarded the Korean Service Medal, Bronze Service Star and United Nations Service Medal. Visiting was at Rabenhorst Funeral Home East, 11000 Florida Blvd., from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday. Visiting at the funeral home chapel from 8 a.m. until religious services at 11:30 a.m. Friday, conducted by the Rev. Miles Walsh. Graveside services at Port Hudson National Cemetery, conducted by Deacon James Wax. He is survived by his wife, Rita Buchmann. From his first marriage, he is survived by nine children: four daughters, Sheryl Richardson, Baton Rouge, Gail Hoffman-Jackson, Navarre Beach, Fla., Carol Toney, Baton Rouge, and Barbara McKinney, Houston; and five sons, Donald Hoffman Jr., Ventress, John Hoffman, Grenada, Miss., Ralph Hoffman, New Market, N.H., David Hoffman, Navarre Beach, Fla., and Mark Hoffman, Baton Rouge. He is also survived by 12 grandchildren, Doug, Jake, Meagan, Mathew, Nathan, Patrick, Caleb, Jonathan, Kyle, Sydney, Jessica and Hunter. He is also survived by a sister, Gloria Lina, Houma; and a brother, Harvey Hoffman, Hammond. Preceded in death by a sister, Lorraine Day; two brothers, Leon Hoffman, and his twin, Ronald Hoffman; father, Leon Hoffman Sr.; and mother, Theres Hoffman. He was a longtime computer and aviation enthusiast and enjoyed cooking and barbecues for family and friends.

JOHNSON, ALBERTHA "BOOGIE"
Owner of Johnson Beauty Salon, she died Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2001, at Woman's Hospital. Visiting at Good Citizens Mortuary, Plaquemine, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Friday. Wake services at St. Matthew Baptist Church, Warren Street, Plaquemine, at 7 p.m. Friday. Religious services at the church at noon Saturday, conducted by the Rev. Nolan Carlin, pastor. Interment in Grace Memorial Park. Survived by two sisters and three brothers-in-law, Faye and Lewis Williams, Edna and James Price, and Lawrence Pannia; eight nieces, Jacqueline Gordon, Jeanotic Green, Wanda and Danielle Crawford, Deborah Washington, Lisa Maracalin, Shalanda Willis and Katina Price; a nephew, Randall Paul Williams; a godchild, Rosaland Johnson; and other relatives and friends.

JOSEPH-DOLLY, LELA PEARL
A private duty nurse with Healthcare, she died Saturday, Nov. 24, 2001, at University Medical Center, Jackson, Miss. She was 64 and a member of Promise Land Baptist Church. Preceded in death by her parents, Elsia Kelson Scott and Samuel Joseph Proctor; stepfather, Elmo Scott; a daughter, Antonia (Tanya Dolly) Rucker; and husband, Ramsey Paul Joseph. Survivors include five sons, Samuel Dolly, Vicksburg, Miss., Arie Dolly, St. Gabriel, Robert L. Joseph and the Rev. Phillip Joseph, both of Port Allen, and Lionel Joseph, Baton Rouge; five daughters, Elsia D. Carey, Patricia L. Hatcher and Mary M. Dolly, all of Baton Rouge, Pearl E. Proctor, Vicksburg, and Willie Mae Honore, Port Allen; a goddaughter, Alicia S Hawkins, Baton Rouge; a foster daughter, Paula R. Grayson, Vicksburg; a stepbrother, James V. Rice, Jackson, Miss.; two special friends, Ceola Tolliver and Henderson Williams, both of Vicksburg; 26 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. Funeral services at Promise Land Baptist Church, Baton Rouge, at noon Saturday, with the Rev. Perry Wright officiating. Interment in Thomas Chapel Cemetery, Sunshine Road, Baton Rouge.

KELLER, SR. JOSEPH VALMOND
A retired welder with Delta Southern and a native of French Settlement, he died at 12:55 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2001. He was 87 and a resident of Livingston. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and a member of American Legion Post 254. Visiting was at Welsh Funeral Home, Gonzales, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, with recitation of the rosary at 7 p.m. Visitation at St. Joseph Catholic Church, French Settlement, from 8 a.m. until religious services at 10 a.m. Friday, conducted by the Rev. James Kinkaid and Deacon Jimmy Little. Interment in church cemetery. Pallbearers will be grandsons, Joseph Keller III, Jarrod Keller, Jeremy Keller, Gerald Dencausse and Mike Barlow, and great-grandsons, Roger Bourque Jr. and Billy Trabeau Jr. Survived by his son, a twin, Joseph V. Keller Jr., Gonzales; a daughter, Blanche Julian "Julie" Aucoin Picou, Gonzales; twin brother, Eugene Keller, French Settlement; a sister, Bernice Daigle, Gonzales; eight grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his wife, Blanche Wentz Keller; a daughter, Helen Keller Poth; parents, Edmond and Julienne Schexnaider Keller; four brothers, Desire, Penny, Eba and Thomas Keller; and two sisters, Fannie Keller and Edmonia Keller LeBlanc. The family extends their heartfelt thanks and gratitude to Patty Dencausse and Hospice of Louisiana for the unfaltering dedication and care extended to their beloved dad.

KIRBY, DIANE PAGE
A resident of Baton Rouge, she died Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2001. She was 50. Visiting at Church of the Way Presbyterian, 250 S. Foster Drive, from 9 a.m. Saturday until religious services at 11 a.m. Survived by her father and mother, Raymond and Phyllis Page; a daughter and son-in-law, Paige and Graham Landry; a son and daughter-in-law, Christopher and Lisa Kirby; a sister, Jan Justin; and two brothers, Douglas Page and Stephen Page. Rabenhorst Funeral Home East in charge of arrangements.

LEBLANC, NORMA JEAN KING
A native of Houston and a longtime resident of St. Gabriel, she went to be with the Lord and joined her beloved family on Sunday, Nov. 25, 2001, at 9:40 p.m. Visiting at Rabenhorst Funeral Home East, 11000 Florida Blvd., from 8 a.m. Saturday until religious services at 10 a.m., conducted by the Rev. Jim Rentz and the Rev. Wayne Austin. Interment in St. Gabriel Cemetery. She is survived by a granddaughter, Patricia LeBlanc and husband Howard Eugene McManon of Cummings, Ga. Preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Edward LeBlanc; two sons, Edward Joseph LeBlanc and Kenneth Ray LeBlanc; parents and a brother. She was a member of the Healing Place Church.

LITTLE, SR. JACK R.
Retired from Uniroyal after serving as vice president of operations for Mono-Chem Inc., Geismar, he died at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 22, 2001, at Summit Hospital. He was a resident of Baton Rouge and a native of Carterville, Ill. Visiting at Rabenhorst Funeral Home East chapel, 11000 Florida Blvd., from 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, 2001, until memorial services at 2 p.m. Survived by his wife, Joann Cupit Little; a daughter, Bronwyn Little McGlothlin; a son, Jack Ransom Little Jr.; two grandchildren, Quentin Terry McGlothlin Jr. and Jack Ransom Little III; and two sisters, Mary Estel McCluskey and Jo Ann McCluskey. Preceded in death by his first wife, Lois Grace Little; two sisters, Margaret Antonich and Lois Jean Lewis; and two brothers, Austin and Donald Little. He was a member of First Baptist Church, Carterville, a 32nd degree Mason and 48-year member of Matteson Lodge No. 175, Joliet, Ill., and a shriner (Joliet York Rite). In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions preferred to a favorite charity.

MARSHALL, MARTHA L. "SWEET"
A retired domestic technician at Baton Rouge General Medical Center and a resident of Baton Rouge, she died at 9 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2001, at Baton Rouge General Medical Center-Mid City. She was 88 and a native of Clinton. Visiting at New St. John Missionary Baptist Church, 1455 South Blvd., from 1 p.m. Saturday until religious services at 1:30 p.m., conducted by the Rev. W. Marshall Myles. Interment in Beech Grove Cemetery, Clinton. Survived by two sisters, Beulah M. Hayes and Olivia M. Dixon. Preceded in death by her father and mother, Joseph and Ollie Atkins Marshall; two brothers, E.U. and Edward Marshall; and four sisters, Ella M. Spurlock, Adelle M. Blount, Sadie M. Whitmore and Josie B. Marshall. Pallbearers will be Marshall J. Spurlock, Jamar Franklin, Felbert Jackson and Prince Lewis. Honorary pallbearers are James Hayes, Robert, Rivers and Haynie Blount, Clyde Dixon and the deacons of New St. John Missionary Baptist Church. Desselle's Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

MCNAIR, JR. WILLIE THE REV.
An employee of Veterans Administration in Los Angeles, he died Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2001, at Kaiser Hospital. He was 61, a resident of Los Angeles and a native of Plaquemine. Visiting at Carter's Mortuary, 23525 Livingston St., Plaquemine, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Friday. Wake and religious services at Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church, Plaquemine, at 7 p.m. Friday, conducted by the Rev. Clyde McNell. Dismissal at 11 a.m. Saturday. Interment in Kaddoville Cemetery. Survived by his wife, Ophelia Wright McNair; five children, Jesse, Corie, Anthony, Cynthia and Robert; four sisters, Rosean, Virginia, Mary and Barbara; eight brothers, Norman, John D., Ernest, Clifton, Darrel, Terron and Joseph, and the Rev. Clyde McNell Sr.; nine grandchildren, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

MOYSE, MARIE L. LEVY "ROCKY"
A resident of Baton Rouge for more than 60 years, she died Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2001, at her home. She was 80 and a native of New Orleans. Visiting at Rabenhorst Funeral Home chapel, 825 Government St., from 10 a.m. until religious services at noon Friday, conducted by Rabbi Barry Weinstein. Private entombment services will follow. She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Hermann Moyse Jr.; a daughter and son-in-law, Marie "Mimi" and Claude Schlesinger of New Orleans; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Lewis A. Moyse of Dandridge, Tenn., and Hermann "Buck" III and Janet Moyse of Baton Rouge; and three grandchildren, Allison Moyse of Baton Rouge, David Moyse of Washington, D.C., and Aaron Moyse of Baton Rouge. Preceded in death by parents, Joe and Marie G. Levy; and a brother, Arthur G. Levy. She was a member of Congregation B'Nai Israel in Baton Rouge and over the years was active in numerous civic and philanthropic organizations. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to Hospice of Baton Rouge, 9063 Siegen Lane, Suite A, Baton Rouge, LA 70810, Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center, 4950 Essen Lane, Baton Rouge, LA 70809 or a charity of your choice.

MYERS, PETER CARMICHAEL
A native and resident of Baton Rouge, he died at 8:50 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2001, at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center as a result of a motorcycle accident. He was 33 and employed for seven years as a field engineer with Anco Industries Inc. A good son, brother and friend, Peter will be remembered with love and laughter. As an organ donor, Peter will enable others to live. He is survived by his mother, Annie Laurie Ivey; father and stepmother, Michael and Wendy Myers; a brother, Tiger Myers; a sister, Anna Ivey; four stepsisters, Carly Fancett, Diane Fancett, Donna Fancett and Claire Burge; a stepbrother, Robert Delgado; aunts and uncles, Joan and Ken Stewart, Penny Nichols, Mary Coy Nichols and James M. Nichols; cousins; and his girlfriend, Dana Sharp. Preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, A.B. and Lillian Myers; and maternal grandparents, James B. and Effie Nichols. Visiting at Rabenhorst Funeral Home chapel, 825 Government St., from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. until religious services at noon Saturday. Burial in Roselawn Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Charles Rogers, James M. Nichols, Tiger Myers, Nathan Fleming, Brian Campbell and Armin Meier. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital memorial program, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

NELSON, SHIRLEY M. DUHON
A former housekeeper at Holiday Inn and Travel Lodge, she died Thursday, Nov. 22, 2001, at her sister's residence in Convent. She was 59, a native of Convent and a resident of New Orleans. Visiting at St. Augustine Catholic Church, Klotzville, from noon Saturday until religious services at 2 p.m., conducted by the Rev. Emanuel Agbor. Burial in church cemetery. Survived by her husband, Frank Nelson; four sisters, Audrey M. Johnson, Hattie D. Wright and Dorastine Dilbert, all of New Orleans, and Emma D. Lane-Mitchell of Convent; and two brothers, Joseph Duhon of Convent and Mitchell Duhon of Gramercy. She was the devoted aunt of Robert Gray III. Also survived by her mother-in-law, Melissa Nelson; sister-in-law, Audrey Duhon; brothers-in-law, Jose Dilbert, Edgar Nelson Jr., Spencer and wife Rosemary, Jerome and Janet, Stanley, Lenroy, and Donald and Giseila Nelson; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Preceded in death by parents, Mitchell and Liza Morris Duhon; a sister, Clara D. Murray; two brothers, Septime and Michael Duhon; father-in-law, Edgar Nelson Sr.; and a brother-in-law, Kenneth Nelson. Williams & Southall Funeral Home, Napoleonville, in charge of arrangements.

PATTERSON, MICHAEL
An auto mechanic and resident of Prairieville, he died Sunday, Nov. 25, 2001, at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center, Baton Rouge. He was 43 and a native of Convent. Visiting at Lawson-Rollins Purple Shield Funeral Home, Gonzales, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday. Religious services at Macedonia Church of Deliverance at 1 p.m. Saturday, conducted by the Rev. Hase Gray Sr. Interment in St. Michael Cemetery, Convent. He is survived by his parents, Alfred Sr. and Odeal Patterson; a daughter, Victoria Lanaute; a son, Vandell Lanaute; a devoted friend, Verna Lanaute; three sisters, Pearl Patterson, Cathrine Jackson and Linda Stephens; three brothers, Alfred Jr., Charles and Lynn A. Patterson; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Preceded in death by his grandparents, a brother, a niece, a nephew and a brother-in-law.

PATTESON, FRANK WALTON
Gone to be with the Lord on Monday, Nov. 26, 2001, he was employed many years with Harrison Paint Co. He was 43, a resident of Ascension Parish and a native of Richmond, Va. Visiting was at Greenoaks Funeral Home, 9595 Florida Blvd., from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday. Visiting at the funeral home chapel from 8 a.m. until religious services at 10 a.m. Friday, conducted by the Rev. Frank Friedman. Interment in Greenoaks Memorial Park. Survived by his wife, Cheryl Garrett Patteson; father and mother, Alvin and Margaret Patteson; two daughters and a son-in-law, Jamie and Jeremy Johnson, and Leann Patteson; a son, Richard Patteson; two sisters, Linda Patteson Pugh and Myra Patteson Young; and two brothers, Michael William Patteson and Alvin "Pat" Patteson Jr. Preceded in death by maternal grandparents, Frank and Lillian Peabody.

PECHON, FLORENCE C.
Died at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2001, at North Oaks Medical Center in Hammond. She was 82, a native of New Orleans and a resident of Independence. Visitation at Mater Dolorosa Catholic Church, Independence, from 9 a.m. Saturday until religious services at 11 a.m., conducted by the Rev. Jack Nutter. Interment in Colonial Cemetery, Independence. Survived by two daughters, Mary Jane Thompson, Independence, and Kathleen Billeaud, Biloxi, Miss.; two sons, Louis Pechon Jr., Charleston, S.C., and David Alton Pechon, Independence; 12 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; and a brother, James A. Childers, New Orleans. She was a member of the Independence Italian-American Cultural Association, Mater Dolorosa Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary and Halimah Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements.

PECOUET, DOROTHY HOLMQUIST "EILEEN"
A loving wife, mother and grandmother and a homemaker, she died at 6:07 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2001, at Baton Rouge General Medical Center-Mid City. She was 67, a resident of Port Allen and a native of Montrose, Miss. Visiting at Wilbert Funeral Home, Port Allen, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, with recitation of the rosary at 7 p.m., led by Sister Emma Noel. Visiting at the funeral home from 8 a.m. to 9:40 a.m. Saturday. Mass of Christian Burial at Holy Family Catholic Church at 10 a.m. Saturday, celebrated by the Rev. Henry Vavasseur. Interment in Roselawn Memorial Park, Baton Rouge. Survived by her husband, Maurice J. Pecouet, Port Allen; two daughters and sons-in-law, Theresa Marie Roberts New and Randy K. New, Bluff Creek, and Monica Pecouet Francis and David Francis, Baton Rouge; and six grandchildren, Brittney Grace Phillips, D.J. Francis, Robert R. New, Kelcy R. New, Dustin Maurice Francis and Amber Eileen Francis. Preceded in death by her parents, Robert Bertram and Marguerite Roberts Holmquist. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice.

PYE, SR. CURTIS STANLEY
A machine operator and a resident of Convent, he died at 12:35 a.m. Friday, Nov. 23, 2001, at St. Elizabeth Hospital, Gonzales. He was 48 and a native of Donaldsonville. Visiting at Demby & Son Funeral Home, Donaldsonville, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Friday. Visiting at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, 8238 Pleasant Hill St., Romeville community, Convent, from 10 a.m. until religious services at 11 a.m. Saturday, conducted by the Rev. Virgil Scott. Interment in St. Michael Cemetery, Convent. Survived by his wife, Gwendolyn "Bonnie" Pye; three daughters, Tonia Pye Jackson and Darielle and Kimberly Pye; and a son, Curtis Stanley "Doo-Doo" Pye Jr., all of Convent; two sisters, Josephine Jones, Baton Rouge, and Catherine Jones, Donaldsonville; a brother, Phillip Jones, Donaldsonville; and a grandchild, Ashai Ollis. Preceded in death by his mother, Elizabeth Jones; father, Morris Pye; and an aunt, Ethel Thomas.

ROUSSELL, CHARLIE JAMES FARRIS "C.J"
A nursing assistant and resident of Sarasota, Fla., he died Friday, Nov. 23, 2001, in Bradenton, Fla. He was 26 and a native of Baton Rouge. He was a member of the U.S. Marine Corps and the Florida National Guard. Visiting at Rabenhorst Funeral Home East, 11000 Florida Blvd., from 9 a.m. until religious services at 10 a.m. Friday, conducted by the Rev. John Phelps. Graveside services at Redwood Baptist Church Cemetery, Slaughter, at noon Friday. Survived by his mother, Wanda Farris Roussell; adoptive father, Joel Roussell; natural father, Bruce Wiley; stepfather, Robert Callegari; a sister, Kristy Lynn Roussell; two brothers, Travis and Brandon Wiley; grandparents, Charlie and Barbara Farris and Raymond and Edna Roussell; great-grandmother, Lois C. Turner; aunts and uncles, Mike and Lynn Walton, Kathy Farris, Jerome Roussell, Gerald Roussell, Myron Roussell and Marsha Ardoin; cousins, Shana Carpenter and husband Scott, Justin Walton, Maci Walton, Randy Ardoin and Ryan Ardoin; and numerous friends and other relatives. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Lupus Foundation or the Kidney Foundation.

SMITH, SR. ALVIN
A resident and native of Bayou Goula, he died at 12:06 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 29, 2001, at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center, Baton Rouge. He was 73. He was a retired employee of Hebert Bros. at the Dow Chemical site, with 36 years of service. Visiting at St. Luke United Methodist Church, Bayou Goula, from 11 a.m. Saturday until religious services at noon, conducted by the Rev. Thomas Wesley. Interment in St. Paul Baptist Church Cemetery. He is survived by wife, Clara Trusclaire Smith; a son and daughter-in-law, Gerald and Marietta W. Smith, Addis; a brother, Willie Smith Sr., Bayou Goula; a godchild, Willie G. Smith and Borell Harris Jr.; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Preceded in death by a son, Alvin Smith Jr.; parents, Johnny C. Sr. and Lillie Smith; a brother, Johnny C. Smith Jr.; two sisters, Esther Mae Smith Marshall and Anna Smith Gilbert; and two nephews, Willie Smith Jr. and Kevin Gilbert. He was a member of Construction & General Laborers Union Local 1177, chairman of Union Hope Benevolent Association of Bayou Goula, and a member of St. Luke United Methodist Church, where he was an active lay leader until his retirement. He was also involved in various other organizations that included Secret Orders. Demby & Son Funeral Home, Donaldsonville, in charge of arrangements.

SPEARS, SR. JAMES MICHAEL "MIKE"
A resident of Baker, he died Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2001, at Lane Memorial Hospital, Zachary. He was 47, born Nov. 7, 1954, and a native of Baton Rouge. Visiting was at Baker Funeral Home, Baker, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday. Visiting at First United Methodist Church of Baker from 9 a.m. until religious services at 11 a.m. Friday, conducted by the Rev. Tom Dolph. Interment in Hillcrest Memorial Gardens. Survived by his wife, Shirlene Catoire Spears; two sons and daughters-in-law, James Michael Spears Jr. and Rebecca, and Landon Kelly Spears and Danielle, all of Walker; mother, Gertrude Webb Wagner of Walker; and four brothers, David Spears, Dale Spears, Jeff Spears and Kenneth Charles Wagner, all of Walker. Pallbearers will be Jimmy LeBlanc, Dale Lasyone, Burt Shaffett, Wayne Bangs, Ronald Catoire and Clyde DuBois. Honorary pallbearers are David Spears, Dale Spears, Jeff Spears and Kenneth Charles Wagner. The family donated his tissues. He was a member of First United Methodist Church of Baker.

SPENCER, ROBERT "BLUE DUCK"
Born July 31, 1921, he died Monday, Nov. 26, 2001. He was 80 and a native of Laurel, Miss. Visiting at Welsh Funeral Home chapel from 10 a.m. until religious services at 2 p.m. Friday, conducted by the Rev. Jim Spencer. Interment in Roselawn Memorial Park. Survived by his wife, Helen Nalley Spencer; three sons, R. Wilson and wife Mary Lou Spencer, Richard T. and wife Patricia Spencer, and Gene A. and wife Philomena Spencer; two granddaughters, Michelle Ridge and Lori Lopez of California; a grandson, Mathew Patrick Spencer of Virginia; five great-grandchildren, Patrick, Ashley and Gary Ridge and Jessica and Alyssa Lopez; and two sisters-in-law, Ollie Spencer and Delaney Nalley. Preceded in death by his parents, T.D. Spencer and Mary Lou Robison Spencer; and three brothers, Tom, Talmadge and W.E. Spencer. He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of World War II and was personally chosen by Col. James Roosevelt to be a member of his personal battalion, the Marine Raiders, operating in the South Pacific. He had a very distinguished career, being wounded twice in making six opposed landings against defended beaches. He was noted as a superior riflesmith, an accomplished maker of Indian arrowheads and for his work in developing an Indian village site in eastern Texas, which he donated to the Texas University, known as the Spencer Site. He was employed at the Exxon plant in Baton Rouge for 30 years, having retired due to a disability relating to wounds received in action against the Japanese. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Baton Rouge.

STERLING, DAN
Owner of D&F Construction Co. and a resident of Maringouin, he died Sunday, Nov. 25, 2001, at 5:50 a.m. at Pointe Coupee Hospital, New Roads. He was 78 and a native of Ravenwood. Visiting at A. Wesley Funeral Home, 10810 Ventress Drive, Maringouin, from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Friday. Visiting at Wiley United Methodist Church, 2936 La. 976, Lottie, from 9 a.m. until religious services at 11 a.m. Saturday, conducted by the Rev. Robert Ross. Interment in False River Cemetery, Blanks. Survived by his wife, Thelma Tillman Sterling; 14 children, a stepdaughter and her husband, a sister, a brother and a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

TALBOT, CHARLES J. "CHARLIE"
A native and resident of Napoleonville, he died at 8:25 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2001. He was 68. Visiting at St. Ann Catholic Church, Napoleonville, from 11 a.m. Saturday until religious services at noon. Survived by his wife, Margie Boudreaux Talbot; two sons, Mitchell and Scott Talbot; two daughters, Gemma T. Svensson and Amy T. Hebert; two sisters, Catherine T. Leonard and Alma T. Termini; and six grandchildren. Preceded in death by his parents, Samuel and Victoria Blanchard Talbot; and a brother, Samuel J. Talbot. Landry's Funeral Home Inc. in charge of arrangements.


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