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|ADAMS, JR. WRIGHT W.
A native of Forest City, Ark., and a longtime resident of Baton Rouge, he passed away Friday, Nov. 15, 2002, at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center. A retired contractor, Realtor and resident of Baton Rouge for more than 60 years, he died after a good life of 87 years. Preceded in death by his parents, Wright W. Adams Sr. and Florence Flanagan Adams; his first wife, Eleanor Spiller Adams; and his brothers and sisters, Addie Mae Howenstein, Robert Adams, Louise Davis, Dorothy Rickets, Willis Adams and Rebecca Barnes. Wright built more than 500 fine homes in the Baton Rouge area, doing it his way. Wright was born in Forest City, Ark. He moved to Baton Rouge to attend LSU on a golf scholarship and got his degree in finance. He won the LSU Open Golf Championship in 1935. He played in the first Bing Crosby Open. A member of the Baton Rouge Country Club, Wright won the golf club championship in each of six decades. Wright worked as a federal bank examiner, general contractor and Realtor. Survived by his wife, Joan Nicholas Adams; and his two sisters, Elizabeth Jordan, Little Rock, Ark., and Mrs. Robert Lynch, Franklinton. He is also survived by his children, Margaret Meyer and husband Jim Meyer, Wade Adams and wife Bliss Higgins, Gale Alexander, Joanie Kulage and husband Tim Kulage, and Mark Adams and wife Carla Adams. Grandchildren are Carolyn Emory, Heather Sims, Emily Farrah, Diana Meyer, Christopher Adams, Danica Adams, Rachel Adams, Sage Acardo, Rye Cooper, Graham Cooper, Lydia Alexander, Hannah Alexander, Anna Kulage, Timothy Kulage, Grace Kulage and Jason Adams. Great-grandchildren include Jane Ellen Emory, Logan Sims and Ryan Sims. Wright will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Visiting at Rabenhorst Funeral Home East, 11000 Florida Blvd., from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday. Visiting in the funeral home chapel from 9 a.m. until religious service at 10 a.m. Wednesday.
AUGUSTUS, JOSEPH ANDREWS
A retired operator at Kaiser Aluminum, he died at 4:45 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15, 2002, at his residence in Baton Rouge. He was 82 and a native of Baton Rouge. He served in the U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force Reserve. Visiting at Winnfield Funeral Home from 8:30 a.m. Tuesday until religious service and dismissal at 11:30 a.m., conducted by the Rev. Miller Jackson. Interment in Port Hudson National Cemetery. Survived by his wife, Alice Augustus; four daughters, Audrey Plummer, Marvene Augustus, Jo Ann Augustus and Emelda Thomas; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Joseph A. Jr. and Shieleta D. Augustus, and Richard L. Augustus; a daughter-in-law, Anita Augustus; 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by his parents, Thomas and Sarah Eliza Augustus; and a son, Elton Dale Augustus.
AUGUSTUS SR., GEORGE "DILLIE"
"For I'm already on the point of being sacrificed; the time of my departure has come. I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith." 2 Timothy 4:6-7 George Augustus Sr. departed this life on Friday, Nov. 15, 2002, at Baton Rouge General Medical Center. He was 66. He retired from State National Life Insurance, Liberty Mutual Life Insurance, and Watson, Blanche, Wilson & Posner. Visiting at Winnfield Funeral Home from 2 p.m. Tuesday until religious service at 7 p.m., conducted by the Rev. Leo D. Cyrus. Dismissal at 10 a.m. Wednesday. He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Margaret Winfield Augustus. He leaves to cherish his memory five children and their spouses, Margaret and Leroy Perkins, Alfreda and Dwayne Watkins, George Jr. and Cheryl Augustus, Glenda and Paul Hayes and Harold "Joe" and Nicosha Augustus; a foster child, Barbara Ann Jackson. Nine grandchildren also survive him. He leaves three brothers and two sisters-in-law, Robert and Elsie Augustus, James and Rosa Lee Augustus and Tomal Augustus; a sister, Myrtle Knighten and husband Robert; three brothers-in-law and a sister-in-law, Leander Percy Winfield, W.T. and Rita Winfield and Roosevelt Winfield; two sisters-in-law and a brother-in-law, Edith Mae and Esau Washington and Mary Ann Jones; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert Sr. and Louise Augustus; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Leander and Alice Winfield; and a sister, Ruby Lee Davis.
BERTHELOT SR., M.D., RICHARD JOSEPH
A retired Baton Rouge physician, he died suddenly at his home in White Castle Friday morning, Nov. 15, 2002. He was 82, a native of Bayou Goula and a longtime resident of Baton Rouge. He was a U.S. Army veteran, having trained at Fort Benning, Ga. He served as captain in the Third Army, 71st Infantry Division, marching from Le Harve to the easternmost point reached by American troops in the European theater during World War II and liberating the concentration camp at Gunskerkenlagen. He later served in the Panama Canal and was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving at Portsmouth, Va., during the Korean conflict. He was a member of the American Legion, a longtime member of Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church and Usher Society, and recently Our Lady of Prompt Succor Catholic Church in White Castle. He was a member of the Louisiana State Medical Society, East Baton Rouge Parish Medical Society, American College of Family Practitioners, American College of Emergency Room Physicians, Louisiana State College of Emergency Room Physicians, Southern Medical Society, Southern Medical Association and Baton Rouge City Club. He worked at Stanacola Medical Center. He was a sole practitioner in Zachary for many years prior to joining Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center, where he was chief of emergency room physicians for 13 years. Visiting was at Rabenhorst Funeral Home East, 11000 Florida Blvd., from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, with recitation of the rosary at 7 p.m. Visitation at Our Lady of Prompt Succor Catholic Church, White Castle, from 9:30 a.m. until Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. Monday, celebrated by the Rev. Jules Brunet. Entombment in Greenoaks Memorial Park Mausoleum. Survived by his wife, Imogene Schexnayder Berthelot; three children, Richard Joseph Berthelot Jr., Little Rock, Ark., Laura Berthelot Broadhurst and Deborah Anne Berthelot, both of Baton Rouge; two stepchildren, Elizabeth Carmouche Gamble, Metairie, and Leo Carmouche III, Temple, Texas; a sister, Mirza Berthelot Broussard; six grandchildren, five stepgrandchildren, three great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Pallbearers will be Richard Roy Berthelot, Benjamin C. Fisher, Joshua Osborn, John Broussard, Jimmy Babin and Leo "Skipper" Carmouche III. Preceded in death by his first wife, Ruby Conkin Berthelot; a sister, Gertrude Berthelot Babin; two brothers, James Achille Berthelot and Joseph Louis Berthelot Jr.; and his parents. He will be remembered as a loving father and husband, a compassionate healer and for a gentle generous spirit. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made Our Lady of Prompt Succor Catholic Church Building Fund.
A resident of Baton Rouge and a native of Peru, he died at 9:15 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2002, at Flannery Oaks Guest House. A memorial Mass will be held in the chapel of St. George Catholic Church at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, conducted by the Rev. Juan Juantorena. He was a member of the family of Lucrecia and Walter Walsh and the Terry family.
COLLINS, JESSIE FAYE BROWN GREEN
A loving mother and grandmother, she died Saturday, Nov. 16, 2002, at her residence in Baton Rouge. She was 78 and a native of Gilmer, Texas. Visiting at Greenoaks Funeral Home, 9595 Florida Blvd., from 8 a.m. Monday until religious service at 10 a.m., conducted by the Rev. Bill Brewer. Committal service at Sand Hill Cemetery, Gilmer, at 2 p.m. Tuesday, conducted by the Rev. Ben Clayton. Survived by three daughters and two sons-in-law, Bonnie and Sam Robbins, Aurora, Mo., Janice Stanley, St. Louis, and April and Dale Smithfield, Baton Rouge; a son and daughter-in-law, Johnnie and Connie Green, Ballston Spa, N.Y.; four sisters, Ludie Henson, Geraldine Johnson, Runell Lansford and Bernice Grummert; a brother, Waylon Brown; 12 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her first husband, Dial Dempsey Green; second husband, Jack Collins; parents, Floyd and Exa Rash Brown; a daughter, Donna Carson; and a brother, Troy Brown.
CRUMP, DAMAIN "MUMMY JOE"
A resident and native of Maringouin, he died Saturday, Nov. 16, 2002, at his home. He was 34. Visiting at A. Wesley Funeral Home, 10810 Ventress Drive, Maringouin, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday. Visiting at Greater Bethany Baptist Church, 238 Valverda Road, Maringouin, from 8 a.m. until religious service at 10 a.m. Tuesday, conducted by the Rev. Robinson. Interment in church cemetery. Survived by his mother, Thelma Miller Guerin, Maringouin; father, Horace Crump, Montgomery, Ala.; two sisters, Damita Miller, Maringouin, and Chris Crump, Montgomery; a brother, Kenny Crump, Montgomery; maternal grandmother, Lillie Mae Major, Maringouin; paternal grandfather, Charles Crump Sr., Maringouin; godmother, Veronica Rowe Joseph; a niece, Deyone Cato; a nephew, Deonte Miller; 11 uncles, 11 aunts, two great-aunts, a great-uncle, and a host of other relatives and friends. He attended Valverda Elementary School, Livonia High School, Jumonville Vocational School and Medex Counseling.
DUPUY, IRWIN J.
A retired city-parish electrical inspector and a resident of Baton Rouge, he died at 3:30 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 17, 2002, at Baton Rouge General Medical Center-Mid City. He was 80 and a native of Plaquemine. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and received the Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, European African Middle Eastern Campaign Medal and numerous other awards. Visiting at Wilbert Funeral Home, Port Allen, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday. Visiting at the funeral home from 9 a.m. until religious service at 10 a.m. Tuesday. Interment in Grace Memorial Park. Survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Vicki D. Causey and Gary L. Causey, Baton Rouge; a son, Michael A. Dupuy, Waveland, Miss.; six grandchildren and a great-grandchild; four sisters, Helen Sagetti, California, and Beverly Adams, Catherine Boudreaux and Dolores Hubble, all of Baton Rouge; and three brothers, Harold Dupuy, Baker, Gerald Dupuy, Addis, and Bobby Dupuy, Baton Rouge. Preceded in death by his wife, Ruth C. Dupuy; a brother, C.J. Dupuy; an infant sister, Margaret Dupuy; and an infant brother. Pallbearers will be friends and relatives.
FOSTER, HENRY J.
A resident of Walker and owner of Foster's Glass, he died Saturday, Nov. 16, 2002, at Baton Rouge General Medical Center-Bluebonnet. He was 72 and a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Korean War. Visitation at Seale Funeral Home, Denham Springs, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday. Visitation at the funeral home from 8 a.m. until funeral service at 10 a.m. Tuesday. Interment in Hutchinson Cemetery, St. Helena. Survived by his wife of 46 years, Shirley Young Foster, Walker; a daughter and a son-in-law, Sherry and Jeff Newsom, Walker; sons and daughters-in-law, Michael and Chandra Foster, Denham Springs, and Scott and Sherri Foster, Walker; two sisters, Rita Nell Horton, Amite, and Linda Hutchinson, Ponchatoula; two brothers, Sitman Foster and Carl Foster, both of New Orleans; nine grandchildren, Amber Foster Puma, Kayla, Christie, Jeremiah, Joshua, Jason and Dana Foster and Chelsey and Clay Newsom; and a great-grandchild, Caleb Puma. Preceded in death by his parents, Jesse and Daisy Hutchinson Foster; a son, Mark Foster; a sister, Mona Foster; and a brother, Jesse Reed Foster. He was former past president of The Louisiana Coon Hunters' Association and also served on the board of the Ward 2 Water District.
GAUTREAUX, DORIS LEOLA JAMES "DOT"
A homemaker and resident of Baton Rouge, she died at 10:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15, 2002, at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center. She was 72 and a native of Ponchatoula. Visiting at Ourso Funeral Home, Gonzales, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Monday. Visiting at the funeral home from 8 a.m. until religious service at 10 a.m. Tuesday, conducted by the Rev. Larry Perdue. Interment in Hope Haven Cemetery, Gonzales. Survived by her five children, Mona G. Bruner, Baton Rouge, Randall M. Gautreaux, Ethel, Gail A. Gautreaux, Baton Rouge, Timothy J. Gautreaux, St. Paul, Minn., and Gary P. Gautreaux, Mandeville; two sisters, Elaine James Harelson, Baton Rouge, and Alvonia J. White, Prairieville; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her husband, Malcolm J. Gautreaux; parents, Marshall Edward and Lela Broussard James; two sisters, Agnes J. Perdue and infant Arlene James; and seven brothers, Windon James, Thurman James, Kline James, H.L. James, L.E. James, Jewel James and Douglas James.
A retired professor of law at LSU and a resident of Baton Rouge, he died at 5:50 a.m. Friday, Nov. 15, 2002, at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center. He was 59 and a native of Morse. Visiting was at Rabenhorst Funeral Home, 825 Government St., from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday. Visiting at St. Joseph Cathedral, 412 North St., from 8:30 a.m. until Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Monday, celebrated by the Rev. Gerard Young. Entombment in Resthaven Gardens of Memory Mausoleum. Survived by his wife, Carolyn Hooper Hargrave; mother-in-law, Carrie Nell Hooper; a daughter, Aleah Hargrave; a son, Michel H. Hargrave; and a sister, Calpurnia Hargrave Meredith, all of Baton Rouge; and a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, William C. and Barbara R. Hooper, Houston. Preceded in death by his parents, Philip and Flavie Thibodaux Hargrave. Pallbearers will be James Brady, André Doguet, A. Edward Hardin, Wendell Holmes, Raymond Lamonica, Charles McMahon and Thomas Sullivan. He was a member of St. Joseph Cathedral. He served as coordinator of legal research for the Louisiana Constitutional Convention in 1973 and 1974, and as commissioner of the Louisiana Constitutional Conventions Records Commission from 1975 to 1978. He was a member of the Council of the Louisiana Law Institute from 1990 to 1997, and a of the American Law Institute. He graduated in 1964 from LSU with a bachelor of arts degree in journalism and received a juris doctorate in 1967 from LSU Law School. He was editor in chief of the Louisiana Law Review and member of Order of the Coif. He authored numerous books, course books and law review articles. He was author of the Louisiana State Constitution and co-authored the Louisiana Matrimonial Regimes with Katherine Spaht. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Lee Hargrave Memorial Fund, c/o LSU Foundation, Baton Rouge, LA 70803.
HERRING, LARRY LEE
A resident of Erwinville for the past four years, he died Friday, Nov. 15, 2002, at his home. He was 36 and a native of South Carolina. He was a devoted husband and provider for his wife and children and found great joy in his home in Louisiana. A welder by vocation, Larry took great pride and satisfaction in his work at J&C Machine Works and Fabrication. A job well done was what Larry always strived for, in all endeavors in his life. He was an avid sportsman and spent many hours of peaceful enjoyment fishing with his family. Survived by his wife, Rhonda Harleaux Herring; a daughter, Caitlyn Lee Herring; a stepdaughter, Carley Catherine Boudreaux; and a stepson, John Dale Boudreaux Jr., all of Erwinville; sons, Ryan Herring and Tyler Herring, both of South Carolina; parents, Larry Herring Sr. and Elizabeth Jean Herring, South Carolina; two sisters, Angie Cox, North Carolina, and Ann Litchfield, South Carolina; and a devoted mother-in-law, Audrey Patin Harleaux, Erwinville. Pallbearers will be Jamison David, John Dale Boudreaux Jr., Stephen Juge, John Paul Harleaux, Calvin Collins and Brian Grant. Honorary pallbearers are Larry Herring Sr., Linus Harleaux, Trumaine Johnson, Jerry Van Dyke, David Van Dyke and Bryan Van Dyke. Larry's warm heart, quick wit and ready laugh provided enjoyment for all in his presence. His life, struggles and successes were a great inspiration. He will be greatly missed. Visiting was at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 12364 La. 416, Lakeland, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday, with recitation of the rosary at 7 p.m. Visiting at the church from 9 a.m. until funeral service at 10 a.m. Monday. Interment in Chenal Cemetery. Hall's Mortuary, Port Allen, in charge of arrangements.
JOHNSON, VANESSA DRU
Retired from mortgage banking and a resident of Baton Rouge, she died at 5:10 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15, 2002, at her home. She was 47, a native of Dallas and spent many years in Norwich, Conn., and Virginia Beach, Va. Memorial service at Rabenhorst Funeral Home, 825 Government St., at 10 a.m. Tuesday, conducted by the Rev. Michael Betz. Survived by her husband, Chuck Johnson; parents, Kerney and Glenys Patrick of Slidell; a daughter, Amanda Johnson of Greenville, S.C.; a sister, Reneé Leavens of Chattanooga, Tenn.; two sisters by love, Gail Butler of Bremerton, Wash., and Fay Ryan of Norfolk, Va.; and a brother, Kerney Patrick III of Mattawan, Mich. She graduated from Radford High School, Honolulu, in 1973, and Commercial College, Baton Rouge, in 1989. In lieu of flowers, the family would like memorial donations sent to Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of America Louisiana Chapter in the name of our beautiful angel so that one less family might not feel the effects of Multiple Myeloma.
KARNS, AGNES LOCKHART
A homemaker and resident of Stanhope, N.J., and former resident of Baton Rouge for 82 years, she died at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10, 2002, in Roxbury Township, N.J. She was 83 and a native of Livingston Parish. Visiting was at Rabenhorst Funeral Home East, 11000 Florida Blvd., from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday. Visiting in the funeral home chapel from 9 a.m. until religious service at 11 a.m. Monday, conducted by her nephew, the Rev. Howard Turner. Interment in Roselawn Memorial Park. Survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Terry G. Karns and Willadene O. Karns, Stanhope; three granddaughters and spouses, Kelli and Jim Taggart, Phoenix, Gennifer and Tom Otinsky, Lake Hiawatha, N.J., and Sara and Steven McHugh, Hackettstown, N.J.; and a great-grandson, Steven McHugh Jr. Preceded in death by her husband, Benjamin T. Karns Jr.; and parents, Charles Lockhart and Ellodee Stafford Lockhart. Pallbearers will be Dean Turner, Donald R. Turner, Trevor J. Turner, Edwin D. Smith, Walter G. Milam and Ronald D. Lockhart. Honorary pallbearers are Donald R. Turner Jr., Charles L. Turner, Samuel D. Lockhart, Sam Locicero, Raymond Babin, William Jenkins, Ellis Fowler, Butch Breaux and Richard Turner.
MAPES, PEARL VANDIWATER-WHITE
In memory of a loving mother and grandmother. A resident of Baton Rouge, she passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Friday, Nov. 15, 2002. She was 80 and a native of Grant Parish. Visiting was at Welsh Funeral Home, 6700 Florida Blvd., from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday. Religious service at Spring Hill Church, Ball, at 10 a.m. Tuesday. Interment in church cemetery. Survived by two daughters, Barbara Majors and Frances Thomason; a son, Mitchell Mapes; 10 grandchildren, Joe, Jimmy, Johnny Dale and Floyd Majors, Becky Langhart, Charlene Whittington, Anthony Thomason, Tamara Laurie, and Matthew and Donavan Mapes; 15 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her parents, Walter and Martha Vandiwater; husband, Richard Mapes; a son, Max Wayne Mapes; four brothers and two sisters. Psalm 23:4.
MARSALIS, MARY BLANCH ROGERS
A longtime resident of Baton Rouge, she died Friday, Nov. 15, 2002, at Regency Place. She was 86 and a native of Norwood. Visiting at Rabenhorst Funeral Home East, 11000 Florida Blvd., from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday. Visiting in the funeral home chapel from 9 a.m. until religious service at 10 a.m. Tuesday, conducted by the Rev. Milford Walters. Interment in Oaklawn Cemetery, Centreville, Miss., at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday. Mrs. Marsalis was born Oct. 26, 1916, in Norwood to John Hugh and Rosa Poole Rogers. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Thomas Henry Marsalis; a brother, Clifton H. Rogers; and two sisters, Mildred R. McKnight and Rosalie R. Turfitt. She is survived by a brother, Richard Jackson and wife Allie Rae Welch Rogers; four sisters, Patricia Alice Rogers, Elizabeth R. Hastings, Juanita R. and husband Joseph Allen Rollins, and Elaine R. and husband T.C. Reynolds; and many beloved nieces and nephews. Mrs. Marsalis was a charter member of Winbourne Avenue Baptist Church, where she served as church pianist, department superintendent and teacher of 9- to 12-year-old girls and boys. She loved Baptist Missions work and was an avid member of that organization, and a member of the Senior Adult K.I.T. Club and choir.
MCCAIN, WILLIAM H. "BUDDY"
A retired truck driver with Chemical Leaman and a resident of Baton Rouge, he died at 11 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, 2002, at his home. He was 74 and a native of Memphis, Tenn. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. He was awarded a Bronze Star and the Korean Service Medal. Survived by his wife, Lorene McCain; a daughter, Lattie Darlene Thorn; six sisters, Mazelle Stokes, Esselle Sheppard, Rose St. Laurent, Vera Poe, Clara Nelms and Velma Bright; a brother, Ben McCain; a granddaughter, Natalie Diane Accardo; and a great-grandson, Tommy Percele Beauchamp Jr. Preceded in death by his parents, Lattie McCain and Henry McCain; a half-brother, Willie McCain; and a sister, Lola McCain. He was a member of Teamsters Truck Drivers Union. Visiting at Rabenhorst Funeral Home East, 11000 Florida Blvd., from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday and from 9 a.m. until service in the chapel at noon Wednesday.
MENIER, RYAN SCOTT
An 11th-grade student at Parkview Baptist School and a resident and native of Baton Rouge, he died Friday, Nov. 15, 2002, in Denham Springs. He was 16. Visiting was at Greenoaks Funeral Home, 9595 Florida Blvd., from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday. Visiting at St. George Catholic Church from 9:30 a.m. until Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. Monday, conducted by the Rev. Joey F. Angeles. Interment in church cemetery. Survived by his parents, Kirk and Monica Menier; paternal grandmother, Anna Menier; maternal grandmother, Barbara McGee; a sister, Paige Juanita Menier; and numerous other family members.
MONGET, ELAINE H. "LANEY"
A beloved wife, mother and grandmother, she died Thursday, Nov. 14, 2002, at Ollie Steele Burden Manor. She was a lifelong resident of Baton Rouge. She was a graduate of LSU and a member of Chi Omega sorority and First Presbyterian Church. Visiting at Dunham Chapel of First Presbyterian Church, 701 North Blvd., from 2 p.m. Tuesday until memorial service at 3 p.m. Survived by her husband, Dr. N. Gayle Monget, a retired Baton Rouge dentist; a brother and sister-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Malcolm V. Hansen, Huntsville, Texas, and their family; a daughter, Lynn Monget Petree; a son, N. Gayle "Jet" Monget and wife Cindy; and two devoted grandchildren, Lily and Willis Petree. Preceded in death by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Bertram L. Hansen. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Alzheimer's Services of the Capital Area.
MORAN, EULA MAE CANNON
A resident and native of Baton Rouge, she died at 7:40 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, 2002, at Lakewood Quarters. She was 75. Visiting at Rabenhorst Funeral Home East, 11000 Florida Blvd., from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday. Visiting in the funeral home chapel from 1 p.m. until service at 2 p.m. Wednesday. Interment in Resthaven Gardens of Memory. Survived by a daughter, Debbie Moran; a son and daughter-in-law, Anthony "Deano" and Dunbar B. Moran; four grandchildren, Bridget, Chris, Christine and Leslie; two great-grandchildren, Ashley and Billy; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her husband, Anthony John Moran; parents, Martin and Elizabeth; sisters, Ethel, Elma, Bea, Daisy and Herminie; and brothers, Jesse, Lawrence, Thompson, Buck and Nelson. Special thanks to Trinity Hospice for their loving care and concern.
PILLOW, RAVANELL HUGHES
A beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, she is asleep in the arms of Jesus. She died Sunday, Nov. 17, 2002, in Baton Rouge. She was 84, a resident of Baton Rouge and a native of Graves County, Ky. Visiting at Rabenhorst Funeral Home East, 11000 Florida Blvd., from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday. Visiting in the funeral home chapel from 10:30 a.m. until religious service at noon Tuesday, conducted by Brother Basil Wicker of Slaughter Baptist Church. Interment in Resthaven Gardens of Memory. Survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Dotty and Larry Edmonston, Baton Rouge; a son, Glen Pillow, Baton Rouge; four grandchildren, Susan Yglesias, David Pillow, Georgeann Butler and Victor Pillow; and a great-grandchild, Erica Yglesias. Preceded in death by her husband, Cleatus Pillow; parents; and a granddaughter, Lesley Dawn Pillow. She was a member of Woodlawn Baptist Church.
SMILEY, NANCY ELLEN MCDONALD
A homemaker and resident of Livingston, she died Thursday, Nov. 14, 2002, at her home. She was 51 and a native of Baton Rouge. Visitation at Seale Funeral Home, Livingston, from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesday. Visitation at the funeral home from 8 a.m. until service at 11 a.m. Wednesday, conducted by Brother Sydney McMorris and Russell Henson. Burial in Old Red Oak Cemetery, Livingston. She is survived by her husband, John "Coco" Colin Smiley of Walker; a son and daughter-in-law, James Jr. and Adele Magee; three brothers, Casey C. McDonald II, Jerry R. McDonald and William "Fuddy" McDonald; a sister, Carolyn Brock; a granddaughter, Makayla Magee; father, Casey C. McDonald; mother-in-law, Vera "Meme" M. Smiley; a sister-in-law, Claudette Smiley; and a sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Betty and Curtis Thomas. She was preceded in death by her mother, Annie Conner McDonald; and stepmother, Serena McDonald.
VENABLE, JOHN LEROY "JAY"
A retired pipe fitter and a member of Plumbers and Steamfitters Union Local 198, he died at 5:40 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 17, 2002, at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center, Baton Rouge. He was 66, a resident of Gonzales and a native of Morrow. Visiting at Ourso Funeral Home, Gonzales, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday and 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday. Religious service at St. Theresa of Avila Catholic Church at 11 a.m. Wednesday, conducted by the Rev. Phil Spano. Entombment in Hope Haven Mausoleum, Gonzales. Survived by his wife, Catherine Gautreaux Venable, Gonzales; a daughter and son-in-law, Timi and Darren St. Amant, Baton Rouge; four sons and daughters-in law, Todd and Lynette Venable, Gonzales, Micah and Shannon Venable, St. Amant, and Vance and Kandis Venable and Jay M. and Vanessa Venable, all of Gonzales; a brother and sister-in-law, Herman and Joyce Venable, Alexandria; godmother, Eva Thibodeaux, Morrow; 14 grandchildren, Christy Acosta, Brock, Brooklyn, Felicia, Sarah, Emily, Victoria, Kathryn and Jacob Venable, Landon Gautreau, Jared Babin and Jordan, Alexandra and Matthew St. Amant; and two great-grandchildren, Katie and Abigail Acosta. Preceded in death by his parents, Saul and Alice Thibodeaux Venable; two sisters, Elsie Marcott and Della Fermin; and a brother, Ervin Venable.
WELLS, SABRY ROSE
A resident of Morganza, she died at 6:10 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 17, 2002, at Pointe Coupee General Hospital, New Roads. She was 102 and a native of Tunica. Visiting at St. Ann's Catholic Church, Morganza, from 9 a.m. Tuesday until religious service at 11 a.m., conducted by the Rev. Howard Hall. Interment in church cemetery. Niland's Funeral Home, New Roads, in charge of arrangements.
WHITE, GORDON MORRIS
Gordon Morris White passed from this world peacefully at Baton Rouge General Medical Center on Friday, Nov. 15, 2002, at 6:30 a.m. He was 91, born July 4, 1911, in Lena, and resided in Baton Rouge. He was a loving husband, wonderful and dedicated father and a dear Paw Paw to us all throughout his marriage of 60 years to the love of his life, Geraldine "Jerry." He distinguished himself as a standout athlete at Bolton High School, having competed in football, swimming and boxing and was awarded an LSU football scholarship in 1931. In the fall of 1934, Gordon entered LSU Law School and earned a law degree with the graduating class of 1937. Following law school, Gordon was employed by the Investigations Division of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. His secretary, Geraldine Hendrickson, became his wife on Nov 7, 1942, thus technically skirting the section's "no-dating" policy. During World War II, he served in the U.S. Navy and was ranked as an Athletic Specialist 2nd Class and a rifle instructor, at which time he received a Sharpshooter's Medal. He also taught naval aviators how to safely evacuate their planes in the event of forced landing in water. Discharged from the Navy in December of 1945, he and his family settled in Baton Rouge. He began his private practice and consulted on the legal staff of the Civil Aeronautics Administration, which participated in building municipal airports. He earned his private pilot's license and was a member of the Quiet Birdmen. He, along with Hamlet May, founded White and May, attorneys-at-law, and practiced until his retirement in the 1980s. He co-founded the Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association and served as its second president. He was a member of the Louisiana Bar Association. He was also a member of the Baton Rouge Camellia Society and grafting camellias became one of his favorite hobbies. Hunting and fishing were his passions. He was greatly loved and will be sadly missed. Visiting was Friday at Greenoaks Funeral Home, 9595 Florida Blvd., from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Visiting was at the funeral home from noon until service at 2 p.m. Saturday, conducted by the Rev. Scott Hornsby of Christian Bible Fellowship, Clinton, assisted by the Rev. Tommy French of Jefferson Baptist Church, Baton Rouge. Interment was in Greenoaks Memorial Park. He was preceded in death by his father, Kelly Benjamin White; and his mother, Ella Brashear White. He is survived by his wife, Geraldine Hendrickson "Jerry" White, Pawhuska, Okla.; a sister, Nell White Sanders, M.D., Big Spring, Texas; two sons, Michael Morris White and retired Judge Darrell Dean White, and daughter-in-law, Fran Boudreaux White, Jennings; a daughter, Virginia Nell White Hornsby (Mrs. Brent C. Hornsby), Baton Rouge; four granddaughters, Ehren Courtney White Bolleter, D.V.M., Alexandra Giselle White, Eugenia Camille White and Juliana Christine White; five grandsons, Jason Christopher Hornsby, Roger Brian Hornsby, Gordon Morris White II, Winston Eric White and Hamilton Craig White, all of Baton Rouge; and four great-grandchildren, Connor Austin Bolleter, Trent Preston Hornsby, Adrianne René Hornsby and Preslie Fay Hornsby. Pallbearers will be Jason and Roger Hornsby, Gordon, Winston and Hamilton White and Mark Bolleter. Honorary pallbearers are Steve Marks, F.T. Smith, Dr. L.G. Cox, R.O. Rush, Louis Margot, Gordon Thompson, Charlie Foster, Jason Stern, John Mark Sanders, Randolph Kent Sanders, Roy Smith, Mike Townsend, Frank Hornsby Sr., Leon "Butch" Hornsby, Luke Walters, Dennis Berthelot, Trent Hornsby and Connor Bolleter. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to the Louisiana Family Forum, 655 St. Ferdinand St., Baton Rouge, LA 70802 or Christian Bible Fellowship, P.O. Box 8005, Clinton, LA 70722. "...We would not have you ignorant, brethren, about those who fall asleep in death, that you may not grieve for them as the rest do who have no hope beyond the grave. For since we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will also bring with Him through Jesus those who have fallen asleep in death." I Thess. 4:13-14. God Is Good!