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|ACHORD, SR. EARL CURTIS
A Denham Springs native, he died Sunday, June 16, 2002, at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center. He was 61. Visiting was held at Seale Funeral Home, Denham Springs, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday. Visiting at the funeral home from 8 a.m. until religious service at 2 p.m. Tuesday, conducted by the Rev. Terry Booth. Interment in Evergreen Memorial Park. He is survived by his wife, Anita Parker Achord; three sons and two daughters-in-law, Earl C. Achord Jr., Willie J. and Jane Achord and R. Jason and Tami Achord; two daughters and sons-in-law, Anita L. and John Fabre and Rebecca A. and Jacob Kropog; two brothers, Huey L. and Willie A. Achord; and seven grandchildren, Ashlee Achord, Josh Lusk, Jacob Achord, Jordyn Achord, Earl C. Achord III, Dave Guidroz and B.J. Guidroz. He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry Robert and Beulah Harris Achord; 17 brothers and sisters; and a grandson, Calvin Lamman Tyler. He was an avid sportsman, a member of the Ironworkers Union Local 623 and a founding member of the Live Oak Sports Association.
BARFIELD, SR. BARWICK ODESSA "BOB"
A longtime resident of Baton Rouge, he died at 5:30 a.m. Sunday, June 16, 2002, at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center. He was born May 28, 1921, in Anguilla, Miss., and raised in Vicksburg, Miss. He was preceded in death by his son, Eugene Kline Barfield; parents, Louis Nelson and Mary Dudley Barfield; brothers, Louis Nelson Barfield Jr. and Marty Dudley Barfield, both were of Vicksburg; and a sister, Katherine Eugene Leonard, who was of Lexington, Ky. He is survived by his wife, Marilee Wilshire Barfield; a son, Barwick O. "Wick" Barfield Jr. and wife Cynda; daughters, Denise Alba and husband Adrian and Pamela Katz and husband Stephen; three grandchildren, Barwick O. "Trea" Barfield III, Adrian T. Alba III and Lauren Marie Alba; and devoted friends including Robert "Bob" Bethoney, El Paso, Texas. He graduated from Cooper High School in Vicksburg in 1939 and attended Mississippi State University. After World War II broke out, he joined the U.S. Army and was commissioned an officer in the U.S. Army Air Corps in 1943. He was a second lieutenant and navigator on B-17s in the 100th Bomb Group stationed in England during World War II. During his tenure, he was shot down on his 13th mission over Germany and was a prisoner of war for 11 months, liberated by Gen. George Patton in 1945. He received numerous decorations including the Airman's Medal with two oak clusters. He continued his commission as a first lieutenant in the Mississippi Army National Guard. Upon returning from service, he attended and graduated from LSU in 1950, with a bachelor of arts degree in political science. He most recently served as an elder at the First Presbyterian Church in Baton Rouge and formerly as an elder at the Metairie Ridge Presbyterian Church in Metairie. He was also a member of the Red Stick Chapter of Ex-POW's. Professionally, he was very active nationally in securities, insurance and banking firms, among them E.F. Hutton, Paine Webber and Providian, until his retirement in 1999. He looked forward to his weekly Saturday morning meetings exchanging intellectual and political banter with a variety of stimulating and loyal friends at Books-A-Million. He will be remembered primarily for his creative and innovative genius in financial product development and the highest degree of honesty and integrity. A wonderful and devoted husband, father and grandfather, a brave and courageous soldier and a loyal friend, his great wit, intelligence and candor will be truly missed. Visiting at Fisher-Riles Funeral Home, 1830 Cherry St., Vicksburg, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday. Visiting at the funeral home from 8:30 a.m. until religious service at 10 a.m. Wednesday. Burial in Cedar Hill Cemetery.
BARNES, DOROTHY MAE "DOT" "SAM" "DAR"
A homemaker and resident of Baton Rouge, she died Thursday, June 13, 2002, at Baton Rouge General Medical Center-Mid City. She was 54 and a native of Clinton. Religious service at Ministry of Love, 5956 Hooper Road, at 11 a.m. Wednesday, conducted by Pastor Steib. Interment in St. John Baptist Church Cemetery. Survived by her devoted former husband, Abe Watson Jr.; parents, Lawerence and Addie Williams; five daughters, Ora Barnes, Betty Maten and husband Ray, and Melinda, Paulette and Kenyetta Watson, all of Baton Rouge; five sons, Abe Watson and wife Rhonda, Gerald Watson, Larry Watson and wife Joy and Joseph Barnes, all of Baton Rouge, and Abe Williams, Clinton; a brother, Lawerence Williams and wife Felicia; 16 grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Preceded in death by a daughter, Charlene Barnes; a grandson, Deameal Barnes; and her father, Sam Powell. She was devoted to God and faithful to the church. Arrangements entrusted to Richardson Funeral Home, Clinton.
BELANGER, LORETTA DELAUNE
A devoted wife, mother, grandmother and a registered nurse with the Capitol Area Center for Addictive Disorders, she died Monday, June 17, 2002, at Memorial Medical Center, New Orleans. She was 56, a native of St. Louis and a longtime resident of Baton Rouge. Visiting at Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church, 2250 Main St., from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday and 9 a.m. until religious service at noon Wednesday, conducted by the Rev. Donald Blanchard. Interment in Roselawn Memorial Park. Survived by her husband, Paul R. Belanger Sr.; a daughter and son-in-law, Lisa and Michael Albano; a son and daughter-in-law, Paul R. Belanger Jr. and Kristen Belanger; eight grandchildren, Claire, David, Catherine, James and John Albano, and Aaron, Alyse and Alexandra Belanger; and two brothers and a sister-in-law, William and Patricia Delaune and Donald E. Delaune. Preceded in death by her parents, Emile D. and Isabel Champagne Delaune; and a grandchild, Mary Elizabeth Albano. Pallbearers will be Michael Steinkamp, Lee Alexander, Mike Albano, Mike Belanger Jr., Dr. John Atkinson and Randy Dornier. Honorary pallbearers are Dr. Augusto Abad, Dr. Ron Boudreaux and Dr. Louis Hargus. The family requests that in lieu of flowers enrollment of Masses is preferred. Rabenhorst Funeral Home, 825 Government St., in charge of arrangements.
A resident and native of Baton Rouge, she was 98 years old. She died Friday, June 14, 2002 at Baton Rouge Health Care at 12:05 p.m. Visiting at Sherobee Baptist Church, 10064 Jones Vaughn Creek Road, Jackson, from 11 a.m. Wednesday until service at noon, conducted by Rev. Roosevelt Norflin. Interment in church cemetery. Survived by many cousins, Eddie Sr. and Martha Coates, Golden Collins, George and Willie Lewis, Ethel Underwood, Dorothy Lee, Rose Brown, Lirty Stokes, Classie Collins, and ministers Grayling and Linda Ward. Miller and Daughter Mortuary, Zachary, in charge of arrangements.
BOYLES, BUREN WESLEY
Retired owner of a convenience store and a lifelong resident of Monticello in Lawrence County, Miss., he died Friday, June 7, 2002, at Veterans Hospital in Jackson, Miss. He was 80, born Nov. 30, 1921. Visiting was at Wilson Funeral Home, Monticello, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, June 8, 2002, and from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, June 9, 2002. Service was at Bethel Baptist Church, Monticello, at 4 p.m. Sunday, June 9, 2002. He was a member of Carmel Baptist Church, a life member of the VFW and a member of the 25th Division Infantry Association. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was preceded in death by his parents, William Columbus and Maude Glover Boyles; and two brothers. Survived by his wife, Mildred Lambert Boyles, Monticello; two sons, Dale Boyles, Brookhaven, Miss., and William F. Boyles, Houston; two daughters, Pamela Boyles Stanley, Monticello, and Phyllis Boyles Kelly, Prentiss, Miss.; two brothers, LaRue Boyles, Jackson, and Odell Boyles, Monticello; two sisters, Irene Duvall, Baton Rouge, and Marie Templet, New Hebron, Miss.; 10 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
BREELAND, DANNY MICHEAL
A boilermaker and a native and resident of Springfield, he died Sunday, June 16, 2002, in Livingston Parish. He was 29. Visiting was at Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home, Ponchatoula, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday. Visiting at the funeral home from 8 a.m. until religious service at 11 a.m. Tuesday, conducted by the Rev. Billie Kennedy. Interment in Carter Cemetery. Survived by parents, Mike and Susie Simoneaux Breeland, Springfield; and a sister and brother-in-law, Shannon and Tim Addison, Denham Springs. Preceded in death by paternal grandparents, Jessie and Zillie Patterson Breeland; and maternal grandparents, Harry and Della Picou Simoneaux.
COON, THOMAS LAMAR
A retired boilermaker and member of Boilermakers Union Local 582, he died at 3:10 p.m. Saturday, June 15, 2002, at his residence in Baton Rouge. He was 68 and a native of Brookhaven, Miss. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean conflict. Visiting was at Greenoaks Funeral Home, 9595 Florida Blvd., from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday. Visiting in the funeral home chapel from 10 a.m. until religious service at 1 p.m. Tuesday, conducted by Dr. Stephen Trammel. Interment in Greenoaks Memorial Park. Survived by his wife, Charlotte Coon; two daughters and a son-in-law, Connie Coon and Renee and Aaron Betts; a son, Chris Coon; two sisters, Peggy Roberts and Bobbie Faye Bowman; two brothers, Jerry Coon and the Rev. Mark Coon; and five grandchildren, Nicholas Betts, Sydney Betts, Bailey Betts, Ryan Coon and Christina Coon. Preceded in death by his parents, Thomas Jefferson Coon and Ada Pearl Douglas Coon. Honorary pallbearer is Luster Hayden. He was a member of Florida Boulevard Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Florida Boulevard Baptist Church Youth Ministry, 10915 Florida Blvd., Baton Rouge, LA 70815.
COTTON, ELEANOR DAVIS
A homemaker and resident of Baton Rouge, she died at 3:25 a.m. Saturday, June 15, 2002, at Jefferson Manor Rehabilitation Center. She was 61 and a native of Norwood. Visiting at Mount Calvary Baptist Church, Norwood, from 1 p.m. Tuesday until religious service at 2 p.m., conducted by the Rev. George Veals. Interment in church cemetery. Survived by her husband, Jessie Cotton; father-in-law, Edward Cotton Sr.; three stepsons, Jessie Jr. and wife Ann, Gregory and wife Jerlnia and Clavin and wife Glenda Cotton, all of Baton Rouge; four sisters, Bessie Turner, Johnnie Branch and Saviola Davis, all of Clinton, and Deloris Davis, Baker; six sisters-in-law, including a devoted sister-in-law, Willie Mae Girtley, New Orleans; two brothers, Roosevelt Andrews and wife Andrea and MacAuthur Andrews and wife Myrtle, all of New Orleans; two brothers-in-law and eight stepgrandchildren. Preceded in death by her mother and father, a nephew, a niece and mother-in-law. Arrangements entrusted to Richardson Funeral Home, Clinton, 225-683-5222.
DUGAS, SELMA MARIE SIMONEAUX
A homemaker and resident of Belle Rose, she died at 11 a.m., Sunday, June 16, 2002 in Baton Rouge. She was 89 and a native and former resident of Brusly St. Martin. Visiting at Ourso Funeral Home, Donaldsonville, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday. Visiting at St. Jules Catholic Church, Belle Rose; from 8 a.m. until religious service at 10 a.m. Wednesday. Interment in church cemetery. Survived by five sons and four daughters-in-laws, E.J. and Tracie Dugas, Mike and Frances Dugas and Medric and Carol Dugas, all of Baton Rouge; Chip and Audrey Dugas, Belle Rose, and Sidney Dugas, Hayes, Va.; one sister, Lee Anna Sagona, Donaldsonville; one brother, Noble Simoneaux, Montegut; 18 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her husband, Eddie P. Dugas; parents, Alex Simoneaux and Eda Landry Simoneaux; and two brothers, Heard and Gus Simoneaux.
FLOWERS, JOE MELVIN
A retired federal employee, he died Sunday, June 16, 2002, at his residence in Baker. He was born Nov. 14, 1914, in Wilkinson County, Miss. Visiting at Brown Funeral Home chapel, Gloster, Miss., from 9 a.m. until funeral service at 2 p.m. Tuesday, conducted by the Rev. J.T. Halley. Interment in Evergreen Cemetery, Woodville, Miss. Survived by his wife, Cathie McCurley Flowers of Baker; a daughter and son-in-law, Katherine and Mike Swearingen of Baker; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; five sisters, Earlene Carter, Thoris Stutzman and Polly Atkins, all of Natchez, Miss., Ernestine Beattie of Baton Rouge and Velee Henderson of Prairieville; and two brothers, John Flowers of Baton Rouge and George Flowers of Woodville. Preceded in death by his parents, John E. Flowers and Vera Leake Flowers; a daughter, Jo Ann Flowers Barrett; a grandson, James Atkins; a sister, Wilma Scott; and a brother, Myrel Flowers. Pallbearers will be Gene Barrett, Guy Rogers, Daniel Rogers, Mike Swearingen, Joe Swearingen, Donnie Ashford and Jack Flowers. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Baker. He was a Mason, a Shriner and a member of Oddfellows Lodge of Woodville.
GREEN, DOROTHY ROLLINS
A retired manager of Rider's Jewelry Store in Westmoreland Village and a resident of Baton Rouge, she died at 5:23 p.m. Friday, June 14, 2002, at her home surrounded by her family and friends. She was 77 and a native of Shreveport. Visiting at New Sunlight Baptist Church from 9 a.m. Wednesday until religious service at 11 a.m., conducted by the Rev. Dale Flowers. Entombment in Roselawn Mausoleum. Survived by her three daughters, Shirley Lewis Henderson, Peggy Green Jackson and Sharon Michelle Green, all of Baton Rouge; two sons, Charles Wesley Lewis, Baton Rouge, and Sherman Michael Green and wife Rona, Nacogdoches, Texas; 15 grandchildren, Lee Wesley Henderson Sr. and wife Chandra, Kimberly Lewis Robinson and husband Antonio, Charlene Lewis Johnson and husband Zito, Charles Wesley Lewis Jr. and wife Jackie, Terry Lynn Kent Jr., Jarmeca Norris Berry and husband Omahar, Janaé Monique Norris, Ruffin Paul Norris, Brian O. Norris, Sherman Green Jr., Bradford Green and wife Latoya, Brian Grimes and wife Felicia, Ashley Green, Cody Green and Christopher Green; two sisters, Doris Rollins Alcorn and husband Jerome, Los Angeles, and Margie Rollins Broussard and husband Alton, Baton Rouge; and eight great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her husband, Ruffin Green; mother, Ethel Shelvin Rollins Spotsville; father, Wesley Rollins; stepfather, Mack Spotsville; a sister, Bobbie Rollins Ricard; and aunts and uncles. Pallbearers will be her grandsons. Honorary pallbearers are Jerome D. Alcorn, Omahar Berry, Alton Broussard, Ruffin Green, Oscar J. Nelson, Jay Frank Norris, James Perkins, Antonio Robinson, New Sunlight Baptist Church deacons and deaconesses, board members of the East Baton Rouge Council on Aging, board members of the Dumas House and board members of the Scott Gilcrest Quality of Life Center. She was secretary of the board of the East Baton Rouge Council on Aging, board member of the Dumas House and Scott Gilcrest Quality of Life Center. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Baton Rouge, 9063 Siegen Lane, Baton Rouge, LA 70810-1951. Winnfield Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
HARRIS, JR. DARNELL JAMES "NOOK"
An eighth-grader at Kenilworth Elementary School and a native and resident of Baton Rouge, he died Tuesday, June 11, 2002, at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center. He was 13. Visiting at Winnfield Funeral Home, 7221 Plank Road, from 9 a.m. Wednesday until religious service at 11 a.m., conducted by Bishop A.A. Gayden. Survived by his parents, Darnell James Harris Sr. and LaSandra Renee Harris; a sister, Shaliethia LaShae Gray; a brother, Darryl Lionel Harris; and a nephew, Travis Gray. Preceded in death by his great-grandfather, Walter Harris; and cousins, LaKeisha Norwood, Pauline Vessel and Walter Vessel. Pallbearers will be Darryl Harris, Clarence Myles, Jermaine Gray, James Rogers, Bobby Rodney Jr., Patrick Coates and Terry Jackson. He was a member of the Kenilworth Elementary basketball team and enjoyed video games, music and swimming.
HEBERT, ARMAND J. "BLA"
A resident of Gonzales, he died at 4:18 p.m. Monday, June 17, 2002. He was 79. Arrangements pending at Welsh Funeral Home, Gonzales.
HOWARD, PASTOR EDITH MARIE
Pastor of Interdenominational Faith Assembly and a resident and native of Baton Rouge, she died at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 12, 2002. She was 59. Visiting at Interdenominational Faith Assembly from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday. Religious service at the church from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesday, conducted by Minister Guevara Johnson. Dismissal at 10 a.m. Wednesday. Interment in Southern Memorial Gardens. Survived by her husband, Pastor Jim H. Howard; mother, Mary Elizabeth Clark; three daughters, Florence Duncan and husband Lawrence Jr., Lolita Howard and Theresa Howard; four sons, Danny R. Collins Sr. and wife Tonya and Reginald and Casey Howard, all of Baton Rouge, and Carlton Howard Sr. and wife Candice, Dallas; three sisters, Julia E. Greenup and Janet M. Clark, both of Zachary, and Lue Dora S. Simms, Baton Rouge; two brothers, Julius and wife Betty Stampley and Richard J. Clark Sr., both of Baton Rouge; four grandchildren, Marlon Schaffer and Danny Jr., Desmond and Daniel Collins, all of Baton Rouge; and two great-grandchildren, Marlene and Marissa Schaffer, both of Baton Rouge. Preceded in death by her father, Emanuel L. Clark Sr.; two brothers, Emanuel L. Clark Jr. and Henry L. Clark Sr.; three sons, Harold J. Clark, Ulysses Collins Jr. and Jim H. Howard Jr.; grandfather, Superintendent James Stampley; and an aunt, Julia E. Wilson. Hall's Mortuary, Port Allen, in charge of arrangements.
JOHNSON, FANNIE MAE
A homemaker and a resident of Leesville, she died Monday, June 17, 2002, in Leesville. She was 80 and a native of Provencal. She and her husband were the owners of Johnson's Dairy in Walnut Hill. Visiting at Labby Memorial Funeral Home of Leesville, from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday and 8 a.m. until service at 10 a.m. Wednesday, conducted by the Rev. Gil Arthur. Burial in Walnut Hill Cemetery, Slagle. She is survived by her two sons, Larry Paul Johnson of Anacoco and Bill Johnson Jr. of Jeanerette; a daughter, Barbara J. Verdin of Baton Rouge; a daughter-in-law, Mary Johnson of Leesville; 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband, Winston Johnson; and a son, Bruce Johnson. She was a member of East Leesville Baptist Church in Leesville. The family would like to thank the staff of Byrd Regional Hospital and Dr. Matthew's office.
JONES, MICHAEL "NON-STOP" "BOILER"
Michael Jones was born on Dec. 24, 1960, in New Orleans to the parentage of Sidney Jones Sr. and Alma Rebecca Williams Jones. He was the fourth of six siblings. Michael departed this life on Thursday, June 13, 2002, at 11 a.m. at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center. Michael was baptized by the Rev. Dr. Robert Brown at the First Mount Carmel Baptist Church, Sunshine. Michael was self-employed and utilized his mechanical skills. He was 41 and a native and resident of Sunshine. Visiting at Desselle Funeral Home, 263 Eddie Robinson Sr. Drive, from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday. Religious services at Mount Carmel Baptist Church, Bayou Paul Lane, Sunshine, at 7 p.m. Wednesday, conducted by the Rev. Alfred Thomas. Dismissal at 11 a.m. Thursday. Interment in church cemetery. He leaves to cherish his memory his devoted father, Sidney Jones; three sisters, Bernadine J. York and husband Cleveland, Jacqueline J. Ausbon and Pamela R. Wade and husband Corey; two brothers, Rickey Jones, Sunshine, and Larry Jones and wife Adriane, Baker; two uncles, Albert Jones, Baton Rouge, and Roger Jones, Chicago; godmother, Linda Smith; godfather, Mayor George L. Grace Sr.; six nieces, four nephews, a great-nephew and a host of aunts, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his mother, Alma W. Jones; a brother, Sidney Jones Jr.; and maternal and paternal grandparents.
KENDRICK, HAROLD DALTON
A veteran of the U.S. Navy who served during World War II and a retired foreman at Ethyl Corp. with 38 years of service, he passed away at 4 p.m. Sunday, June 16, 2002, at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center. He was 78 and a resident of Baton Rouge. He was a graduate of Istrouma High School and attended LSU. He was a wonderful and devoted husband, father and grandfather, with the highest degree of honesty and integrity. Visiting at Rabenhorst Funeral Home East, 11000 Florida Blvd., from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday. Visiting at Foster Road Baptist Church, 11333 Foster Road, from 10 a.m. until service at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, conducted by Brother Huey Moak. Interment in Greenoaks Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Hugh Herring, Larry Sullivan, Gary Lee, Dean Davis, Scott Lang and Mike Bird. Survived by his wife, Eleanor Davis Kendrick; a daughter, Linda Kendrick Herring and husband Hugh Herring; a brother, J. Alfred Kendrick; a granddaughter, Tanya Rachelle Herring; and a grandson, Chad Eric Jones and wife Kathleen McCarty Jones. Preceded in death by his daughter, Wanda Kendrick Patterson; and parents, James "Bo" and Ella Mae Kendrick. Special thanks to Dr. Roy Kadair and attending physicians at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center for their tireless effort and support.
KNIFFEN, VIRGINIA ARP
Passed away Friday, May 31, 2002, at her home in Baton Rouge. Visiting at University Presbyterian Church, 3240 Dalrymple Drive, from 9 a.m. Thursday until memorial service at 11 a.m.
LAICHE, AMEDIA SCHEXNAYDER
A resident of Paulina, she died at 8:10 a.m. Monday, June 17, 2002, at Riverlands Health Care Center. She was 99, born Feb. 26, 1903, in Grand Pointe. Survived by a son, Owen Francis Laiche, Paulina; five daughters, Anna Jane L. Mizell and Ida Rae L. Jowers, both of Baton Rouge, Lorraine L. Trahan, Houma, Patricia L. Lasseigne, St. James, and Mary Leola L. St. Pierre, Lutcher; two brothers, Wilton Schexnayder, Gramercy, and Warren Schexnayder, Houma; 21 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her husband, Leopold J. Laiche; parents, Louis and Marguerite Louque Schexnayder; a daughter, Marjorie L. Giroir; six brothers, Anicet, Wilfred, Didier, Alley, Marc and Laurel Schexnayder; and a sister, Ida S. Vicknair. She was a member of St. Joseph Altar Society and Catholic Daughters of the Americas Court St. Joseph 1642. Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the funeral services. A Mass of Christian Burial at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Paulina, at 11 a.m. Wednesday, will be celebrated by the Rev. Frank M. Uter. Interment in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery. Friends may call at the church after 9 a.m. Wednesday. H.C. Alexander Funeral Home, Lutcher, in charge of arrangements.
LEBLANC, LOUELLA SHOLAR
The loving wife of Elvin LeBlanc and a mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, she died the morning of Sunday, June 16, 2002, at her home in Baton Rouge. She was 80. Visiting at Welsh Funeral Home, 6700 Florida Blvd., from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday with recitation of the rosary at 7 p.m. Religious service at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Prairieville, at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, conducted by the Rev. Jerry Young. Interment in Prairieville Cemetery. Survived by four daughters, Donnie Fisher, Yvonne Ropollo and husband Vick, Penny Rizzi and husband Joe and Cindy Leslie and husband John; three sons, Michael LeBlanc and wife Racheal, Troy LeBlanc and wife Mercedes and Warren LeBlanc and wife Dorothy; two sisters-in-law, Nettie Richardson and husband Walter J. and Audrey Roussel and husband Adrien; two brothers, Andrew Sholar and wife Edith, and Paxton Sholar; 16 grandchildren, Terry Fisher, Lisa Stroud, Brent Fisher, David Roppolo, Kelly Vicknair, Traci Roppolo, Michelle Talley, Denise Price, Troy LeBlanc, Dixie Roppolo, Travis LeBlanc, Robyn Rizzi, Breigh Leslie, Chris LeBlanc, Joseph Rizzi Jr. and Taylor Leslie; 17 great-grandchildren; and a close family friend, Chuckie Bonne. Preceded in death by her loving husband of 36 years, Elvin LeBlanc. She was a member of Most Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church. She kept the family together with the wonderful meals she lovingly prepared on Sunday mornings and she will be greatly missed.
LEROY, DANIEL WAYNE
"In HIS mighty arms He bears them … THOUGH he giveth or HE taketh, God His Children never forsaketh; His the loving purpose solely to preserve them pure and holy." by Young, from the song, "Children of the Heavenly Father." A resident and native of Port Allen, he died at 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 14, 2002, at Baton Rouge General Medical Center-Mid City as a result of a motorcycle accident. He was 19. Visiting was at Wilbert Funeral Home, Port Allen, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday. Visiting at First United Methodist Church, 930 North Blvd., Baton Rouge, from 8:30 a.m. until religious service at 10 a.m. Tuesday. Interment in St. John the Baptist Catholic Church Cemetery, Brusly. He is survived by his parents, Jim and Faith Theriot LeRoy, Port Allen; maternal grandmother, Cora Theriot, Port Allen; a sister and brother-in-law, Tiffany and Jeremy Domingue, Prairieville; a brother, John LeRoy, Baton Rouge; and a nephew, Nicholas Domingue, Prairieville. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, A.C. and Edna "Sis" LeRoy; and maternal grandfather, Harry Theriot Sr. Pallbearers will be friends. He was a member of South Louisiana Import Car Club and Sports 'n Imports. Special thanks to the surgical intensive care staff at Baton Rouge General Medical Center-Mid City. Memorial donations may be made to United Methodist Children's Home in Ruston.
LOYD, JACK ROBERT
A resident of Denham Springs, he died Monday, June 17, 2002. Arrangements are pending at Seale Funeral Home, Denham Springs.
A resident and native of Spring Creek, she died at 11:05 a.m. Sunday, June 16, 2002, at Hammond Rehabilitation Hospital in Hammond. She was 79. Visitation at spring Creek Baptist Church, Spring Creek, from 9 a.m. until religious service at 10 a.m. Tuesday, conducted by the Rev. Danny Smith. Interment in Spring Creek Cemetery. Survived by a sister, Lorese "Sally" Hyde Higgins, Line Creek; a stepbrother, Wildon McDaniel, Lewiston; a sister-in-law, Annie Soaper McDaniel, Spring Creek; five nieces, a nephew, seven grandnieces, seven grandnephews, 9 great-nieces and two great-nephews. Preceded in death by her parents, Balaam and Elma Corkern McDaniel; three brothers, William Hubert McDaniel, Rex McDaniel and Voit McDaniel; and a sister-in-law, Hazel Boyd McDaniel. She was a member of Spring Creek Baptist Church. McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, in charge of arrangements.
MCGRAW, HARRY BURNELL
A building contractor and Wilkinson County sheriff for 28 years, he died at 7:50 p.m. Sunday, June 16, 2002, at Natchez Regional Medical Center, Natchez, Miss. He was 75 and a resident and native of Woodville, Miss. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. Visiting was at Woodville United Methodist Church, Woodville, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday. Religious service at the church at 11 a.m. Tuesday, conducted by Brother Bernard Waites and the Rev. Ray Branch. Interment in Evergreen Cemetery, Woodville. Survived by his wife, Louisa Harkey McGraw, Woodville; two daughters, Nancy M. Kennedy, Woodville, and Laverne M. McDaniel, Centreville, Miss.; a son, Dr. David B. McGraw, Woodville; seven grandchildren, two stepgrandsons and four great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by his parents, Harry McDonald McGraw and Doris Scott McGraw; a sister, Shirley M. Carpenter; two brothers, Walter Warren McGraw and Thomas Earl "Dick" McGraw; and a grandson, Jay McDaniel. Pallbearers will be Eddie Sellars, B.H. Patterson, Louis Lisk, David Bramlette, W.V. Carter and Jimmy Ray Reese. Honorary pallbearers are Richard Watson, Jessie Stewart, Tom Bryan, Earl Reid, Jack R. "Buck" Darden, Reggie Cupit, Gary Crum and James Vines. Berryhill Funeral Home, Woodville, in charge of arrangements.
MOORE, MAGGIE BELLE
"Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his Godly ones." Psalm 116-15. Rainbows appear where sunshine meets rain; her life was a rainbow where love conquered pain. Maggie Belle Moore, affectionately known as Miss Belle, went home to be with her master on Sunday, June 16, 2002, at Baton Rouge General Medical Center-Bluebonnet. Miss Belle was born in Tangipahoa Parish on March 10, 1910. She was a Louisiana Southern Baptist Missionary for many years. She served the Lord for most of her life by teaching children in Sunday school and Vacation Bible School, leading Bible studies, helping feed many people in her community and sharing her faith in Christ at Flannery Oaks Guest House where she was a resident. She was a nurse as well. Miss Belle was a longtime member of Weller Avenue Baptist Church and in her later years, was a member of Jefferson Baptist Church and Zoar Baptist Church. Visitation at Hollabaugh Spindle Funeral Home, 1553 Wooddale Blvd., from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday. Visiting at Zoar Baptist Church, 11848 Hooper Road, from 9 a.m. until service at 11 a.m. Wednesday, conducted by Dr. Kevin Hand and Brother Allen Johnson. Burial in church cemetery. Survived by her sister-in-law, Mary A. Moore, Carlsbad, N.M.; three nieces, many cousins and numerous friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Samuel David and Maggie Eva Lambert Moore; a brother, Maynard Monroe Moore; and a stepsister, Hetty Moore. Pallbearers will be Matthew Morris, Michael Morris, James "Butch" Morris, Fred W. Rogers, George Goudeau and Jimmie Spangler. Honorary pallbearer is Robert B. Crawford Jr.
PARTIN, SEITH "DOODLE"
A retired trucker and owner and operator of Partin Trucking Co. for more than 25 years and a resident of Pride, he died at 2:45 a.m. Sunday, June 16, 2002, at Lane Memorial Hospital, Zachary. He was 77 and a native of Crosby, Miss. Visiting was at Charlet Funeral Home Inc., Zachary, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday. Visiting at Milldale Baptist Church, Pride, from 1 p.m. until religious service at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, conducted by the Rev. Jimmy Robinson. Burial in church cemetery. Survived by his wife of more than 59 years, Elena Collier Partin, Pride; three daughters, Betty F. Zito, Walker, Jo Ann Smith, Denham Springs, and Mary P. Jones, Frisco City, Ala.; four sons, Seith Partin Jr., Woodville, Miss., Robert R. Partin, Walker, Michael W. Partin, Pride, and Keith Partin, Greenwell Springs; two sisters, Eulone Havard, Denham Springs, and Edna Collier, Greenwell Springs; six brothers, Charlie Partin, Wakefield, Lawrence Partin, Baker, Earnest Partin, Zachary, Andrew Partin, Gloster, Miss., Alvin Partin, Jackson, and Carl Partin, Centreville, Miss.; 14 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by his parents, Benjamin F. and Jannie Mae Ebey Partin; brothers, W.C. Partin and Albert Lee Partin; and a sister, Ruby Havard. Pallbearers will be his grandsons, Seith Partin, James Edward Partin, Anthony Ray Partin, John W. Jones, Leonard D. Jones, Brandon Keith Partin and Matthew Partin. He was a member of Milldale Baptist Church.
SAVAGE, FENA CANNATELLA (MRS. MARSHALL SAVAGE JR.)
A secretary at Melville High School for more than 22 years, she died at 6:59 p.m. Saturday, June 15, 2002, at Lafayette General Hospital. She was 78 and a resident of Melville. She and her husband owned and operated Buckhorn Cafe in Lottie for many years. Visiting at Lafond-Ardoin Funeral Home, Melville, from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, with recitation of the rosary at 7 p.m. Visiting at the funeral home after 8 a.m. Wednesday. Religious service at St. John Catholic Church, Melville, at 11 a.m. Wednesday, conducted by the Rev. Joe Padinjarepeedika, the Rev. Mr. Carlo Cannatella and the Rev. Robert Courville. Interment in St. John Cemetery. She is survived by a son, Marshall Savage III of St. Francisville; four daughters, Cathie Savage and Christie Savage, both of Grand Coteau, Jennifer Ziegler of Lafayette and Dorothea Holley of Clinton; three brothers, Pete Cannatella of Melville, Frank Cannatella of Port Neches, Texas, and the Rev. Mr. Carlo A. Cannatella of Opelousas; four sisters, Katie Vachiere of Melville, Elizabeth Onnebane of Lafayette, Rosie Cannatella of Melville and Martha Burt of Marble Falls, Texas; nine grandchildren, Tony Kaiser, Shannon Lawton, Marsha Day, Tommy Savage, Kimberly Ziegler, Rachel Ziegler, Emma Holley, Brandon Achord and Kathryn Achord; and two great-grandchildren, Marshall Cole Lawton and Marsha Ann Savage. She was preceded in death by her husband, Marshall Savage Jr.; a daughter, Kim Celeste Savage; a brother, Joseph Cannatella; a sister, Jennie Cannatella; and her parents, Charles Cannatella and Mathilde Gulino. The family requests memorial donations be made to the American Heart Association.
SELDERS, LOTTIE MAE
A homemaker and native and resident of Clinton, she died at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, June 15, 2002, at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center, Baton Rouge. She was 78. Visiting at Richardson Funeral Home, Clinton, from 10 a.m. until religious service at 11 a.m. Wednesday, conducted by Rev. Johnny Turner. Interment in St. John Baptist Church cemetery. Survived by her husband, J.C. Selders, Sr.; four daughters, Catherine Selders-Matthews, Diana Selders-Brown, Ora Lee Selders-Fort and Ora Dean Selders-Daniels; three sons, Joseph B. Selders, Robert L. Selders and Arthur Selders; two sisters, Zelma Galmon and Berthella Gross; one brother, Stevens Spears; 23 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
STEIB, RAYMOND "ROCK"
A retired welder at Avondale Shipyards and a resident of St. James, he died at 3:45 p.m. Saturday June 15, 2002, at Memorial Medical Center, New Orleans. He was 62 and a native of Vacherie. Visiting at St. James Catholic Church, St. James, from 8 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Wednesday. Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. at the church, conducted by Rev. Louis T. Oubre. Interment in Our Lady of Peace Cemetery, Vacherie. Survived by his mother, Lucille Dumas Steib; four daughters, Antoinetta, St. James, Fanchonette, Darrow, Kristie Sterling, Atlanta, Ga; Kellie Sterling, LaPlace; three sons, Angelo, Jackson, Miss.; Antonio, Houston, Texas; Anquindas Steib, St. James; four sisters, Audrey Steib, Vacherie, Rosa Marie Long, Lutcher, Carolyn Gauthier, Jefferson, Geneva Perez, Harvey; four brothers, Charles, Joseph, John and Wilbert Steib, all of Vacherie, and four grandchildren. Preceded in death by his wife, Virginia Jackson Steib, father, Clerville Steib, Sr., a brother, Clerville Steib, Jr.
STRINGER, DR. L.E.
Coroner for St. Helena Parish for 36 years and a longtime resident of Greensburg, he died Saturday, June 15, 2002, at his home with his family by his side. He was 69 and a native of Bassfield, Miss. He was a U.S. Army veteran. He was a graduate of Bassfield High School and the University of Mississippi Medical School. He was a well-known fixture in St. Helena Parish and was best known for his medical practice. In 1966, he opened the newly built St. Helena Parish Hospital and served as chief of staff for 15 years. Aside from his thriving medical practice, he was also very passionate when it came to the humane and ethical treatment of animals, so he founded The Parish Animal Adoption Society, P.A.W.S. He was also the founder of St. Helena Citizens for Good Government Inc. A memorial service will be held at Greensburg First Baptist Church, Greensburg, at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Seale Funeral Home, Denham Springs, in charge of arrangements.
TOUPS, NICHOLIS ANTHONY "NICK"
A self-employed carpenter and a resident of Baton Rouge, he died at 1:15 p.m. Sunday, June 16, 2002, in Baton Rouge. He was 19 and a native of Lafayette. Arrangements are pending at Rabenhorst Funeral Home East, 11000 Florida Blvd. Survived by his father, James Toups, Baton Rouge; his mother, Amanda Anne Mouton, Greensburg; fiancee, D'wana McBride, Baton Rouge; a brother, Brandon Michael Toups; four sisters, Nichole, Natalie and Crysta Toups and Courtney Fife; maternal grandparents, Margaret and Frank Mouton Sr.; paternal grandmother and stepgrandfather, Sally and Hugh Thompson; and paternal grandfather and stepgrandmother, Bennie and Mona Toups.
VICKNAIR, SR. ROY
A resident of Baker and a retired home builder, he died at 8 a.m. on Father's Day, Sunday, June 16, 2002. He was 65. Visiting was at Welsh Funeral Home, 6700 Florida Blvd., from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday. Visiting at the funeral home from 10 a.m. until service at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, conducted by Deacon James E. Wax. He is survived by his wife, Claudia Wax Vicknair; two daughters and sons-in-law, Debra and Blackie Bell and Jolynn and Darrin LeBlanc; three sons, Jake, Kerry and Dennis Vicknair; a daughter-in-law, Liz Vicknair; two sisters and a brother; 10 grandchildren, Tiffany Bell Tourere and husband Josh Tourere, Colt and Ashlee Bell, Jeremy Vicknair and wife Erin, Zachary Vicknair, Daniel, Anna and Emily Vicknair, Whitlee Vicknair and Darrian LeBlanc. Preceded in death by his father, Dennis Jacob Vicknair; his mother, Noelie Vicknair; and a brother, Douglas Vicknair, Pallbearers will be Jake and Dennis Vicknair, Blackie Bell, Darrin LeBlanc, Josh Tourere and Dale Doyle. Honorary pallbearers are Cecil Buhler and Don Helmke. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude children's Research Hospital in honor of his grandchild, Emily Vicknair.
WILLIAMS, THE REV. ERIC B.
A priest in the Episcopal Church, the fourth rector of St. Luke's Episcopal Church, former rector of St. Columb's Episcopal Church in Jackson, Miss., and former rector of St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Abbeville, he died Saturday, June 15, 2002, at his residence in Baton Rouge. He was 49. He was a decorated U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War and a helicopter pilot. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, Distinguished Flying Cross first oak leaf cluster, Army Commendation Medal with the V device, Bronze Star, awarded the Purple Heart three times and the Honor Medal of the Republic of South Vietnam. Visiting at St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 8833 Goodwood Blvd., from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday. Visiting at the church from 10 a.m. until religious service at 11 a.m. Wednesday, conducted by the Right Rev. Charles E. Jenkins, Bishop of Louisiana, assisted by the clergy of St. Luke's Episcopal Church. Survived by his wife, Sally Siakel; mother, Dot K. Williams; three daughters, Dana, Tess and Chloe Williams; and three brothers, Rickie, Johnny and Scott Williams. Preceded in death by his father, Rollin Williams Jr. Memorial donations may be made to Camp Hardtner, c/o St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 8833 Goodwood Blvd., Baton Rouge, LA 70806. Rabenhorst Funeral Home East, 11000 Florida Blvd., in charge of arrangements.
WILSON, BERTHA WENONAH
"I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith." II Timothy 4:7 Service for Bertha Wenonah Wilson was held Friday, June 14, 2002, at Prater-Lampton Funeral Home in Hugo, Okla. Dr. George Warren officiated. Interment was in the Fort Towson, Okla., cemetery. A retired public and private school teacher, Bertha Wilson died at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center on Wednesday, June 12, 2002. She was born Nov. 8, 1906, at Warner, Indian Territory, Okla. She is survived by two daughters and their husbands, June and Gene Pizzolato and Mary and Cecil Bell of Baker; one sister, Ruby Vincent, Aragon, Ga.; and one brother, Earl Rogers, Hugo. Also surviving are grandchildren, Lynda Canezaro and Gina Milton, both of Baker, Lisa Schultz of Port Allen; 14 great-grandchildren, seven great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, L. Harlon Wilson; her father, Jess S. Rogers; her mother, Susan Elizabeth Rogers; a brother, Samuel J. Rogers; a granddaughter, Dianna Sue Bell Guidry; and a grandson, Kenneth Harlon Bell. She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Baton Rouge.