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ALLEN, LUCILLE DOTSON
A homemaker and resident and native of Baton Rouge, she died at 4:12 a.m. Sunday, May 7, 2000. She was 92. Visiting at Desselle Funeral Home from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Religious services at Second Baptist Church at 2 p.m. Saturday, conducted by the Rev. Leo D. Cyrus. Interment in Roselawn Memorial Park. Survived by five daughters, Mable Taylor, Lucille B. Allen, Mary L. Houston and Lizzie West, all of Baton Rouge, and Pearl Taylor, Detroit; three sons, Henry Allen Jr., Norfolk, Va., and Charles Islam and James Allen, both of Baton Rouge; 44 grandchildren, 73 great-grandchildren and 24 great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and other relatives. Preceded in death by her parents, Ike and Charlotte Dotson; two brothers and a sister.

BAILEY, LUCILLE BROWDER "SISTER"
A native and resident of St. Francisville, she died Thursday, May 4, 2000, at her home. She was 87. Visiting at Miller & Daughter Mortuary, Zachary, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday. Religious services at Greater New Canaan Baptist Church at 11 a.m. Saturday, conducted by the Rev. John H. Emery. Interment in church cemetery. Survived by five daughters and four sons-in-law, Emily B. and Charles Cavalier, St. Francisville, Margaret B. and Huey Million, Mary B. and George McPipe, all of Baton Rouge, Gloria B. and James Patterson and Rosanell Bailey, all of New Orleans; five sons and four daughters-in-law, Zedrick Bailey Jr. and Elvin and Thelma Bailey, all of Baton Rouge, Frank and Marilyn Bailey and the Rev. James and Dorothy Bailey, all of New Orleans, and Leon and Suzie Bailey, St. Francisville; 50 grandchildren, including Alicia Hamilton, Darrow, and Ophelia Million, St. Francisville, whom she reared; 34 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild; a sister, Margaret Jenkins, New Orleans; a brother, the Rev. Frink Browder Sr., Baton Rouge; and four sisters-in-law, Elnora Browder, Baton Rouge, Eleveyn Browder, Emily Price and Louise Cummings, all of New Orleans. Preceded in death by her parents, John and Mamie Johnson Browder; husband, Zedrick Bailey Sr.; two grandchildren; and three brothers.

BOURGOYNE, SR. SIBBY JOSEPH
A resident and native of Plaquemine, he died Wednesday, May 10, 2000, at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center, Baton Rouge. He was 85 and a former resident of White Castle. Arrangements are pending at Wilbert Funeral Home, Plaquemine.

BOWIE, ANNIE LEE MURRAY
A seamstress and resident and native of Baton Rouge, she died at 8:15 p.m. Friday, May 5, 2000, at Baton Rouge General Medical Center. She was 65. Visiting at Winnfield Funeral Home from 10 a.m. Friday until religious services at noon, conducted by the Rev. Arthur G. Murray. Interment in Southern Memorial Gardens. Survived by her husband, Roy D. Bowie; mother, Martha C. Sullivan; two daughters, Jackie Murray Arthur and English M. Murray; six sons, David H. Murray, the Rev. Arthur G. Murray, Paris W. Murray, Therodore B. Murray and Charlie Talbert III, all of Baton Rouge, and Albert D. Murray of North Carolina; a stepson and eight stepdaughters; a sister, Ruby D. Grice; four brothers, Iley D. Dotch, Joe Louis Dotch and Reggie and Telfrey Gaines; four daughters-in-law, Paula H. Murray, Annie L.B. Murray, Phlenda Lathan and Carol Murray; an aunt, Josephine M. Netter; 27 grand-children, 14 great-grandchildren, eight sisters-in-law, two brothers-in-law, and many nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. Preceded in death by her father, Henry L. Murray; stepfather, stepmother, a sister and two brothers.

COLEMAN, RAOUL C.
A medical technologist at LSU Earl K. Long Medical Center and a resident of Baton Rouge, he died Sunday, May 7, 2000, at the center. He was 34 and a former resident of Vidalia. Religious services at Young’s Chapel Baptist Church, Vidalia, at 11 a.m. Saturday. Interment in Vidalia Cemetery. Concordia Funeral Home, Ferriday, in charge of arrangements.

CUREAU, OLIVIA PAYNE
A native and resident of Lutcher, she died at 9:15 p.m. Saturday, May 6, 2000, at St. James Hospital, Lutcher. She was 90. Visiting at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Paulina, from 9:30 a.m. Friday until Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m., celebrated by the Rev. Frank Uter. Burial in church cemetery. Survived by a son, Kenneth Cureau Sr., Lutcher; four sisters, Daisy Morgan and Dora Ford, both of New Orleans, Gertrude Oubre, Vacherie, and Florence Payne, Lutcher; three grandchildren; nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. Preceded in death by parents, Frank Payne and Elizabeth Brown Payne; two sisters, Melvina Hall and Sarah Tureaud; four brothers, Louis, Aaron, George and Daniel Payne; and her husband, Ernest Cureau. Brazier-Watson Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

FENTON, L. B.
A retired pipeline heavy equipment operator and member of Local 406, he died at 7:20 a.m. Wednesday, May 10, 2000, at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center, Baton Rouge. He was 73, a resident of Addis and a native of Cushing, Texas. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. Visiting at Wilbert Funeral Home, Plaquemine, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and after 8 a.m. Saturday. Religious services at the funeral home at 10 a.m. Saturday, conducted by the Rev. Eric Gyan. Interment in Grace Memorial Park. Survived by his wife, Ilse Riedé Fenton, Addis; a daughter and son-in-law, Eveline and Gerald Ferguson, Pennsylvania; two sons and daughters-in-law, Jeffery and Liz Fenton and Stanley and Lisa Fenton, all of Addis; two sisters, Faye Smelley and Jessie Williams, both of Cushing; and four grandchildren, Sherry Lynn O’Hara, Michael Graferman, Michael Fenton and Matthew Fenton. Preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers, Freddie and Elmer Fenton. He was a member of American Legion Post No. 167, Plaquemine. The family requests memorial donations to Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center.

FOSTER, QUEENIE NELSON
A resident of Baton Rouge and a native of Purvis, Miss., she died at 4:50 a.m. Tuesday, May 9, 2000, at Baton Rouge General Medical Center. Visiting was at Hollabaugh Spindle Funeral Home from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday. Visiting at the funeral home chapel from 8 a.m. until religious services at 10 a.m. Thursday, conducted by the Rev. Chris Maynard. Interment in Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Baker. Survived by a daughter, Ginger Foster, Baton Rouge; a son, Van K. Foster, Baton Rouge; a sister, Voncile Whiteside, Baker; a brother, Luther Nelson, Sicily Island; five grandchildren, Wendi Barbari Loup, Karla Ann Barbari, Shannon Foster and Brittany Foster, all of Baton Rouge, and Chuck Barbari, Austin, Texas; and three great-grandchildren.

GUILLORY, ROLAND "RON"
A devoted husband and father and a sales representative for Master Mix Concrete, he journeyed into the kingdom of our Lord at 2:05 p.m. Tuesday, May 9, 2000, at Baton Rouge General Medical Center-Bluebonnet after a brief illness. He was 53, a resident of Port Allen and a native of Ville Platte. Visiting at Wilbert Funeral Home, Port Allen, from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday and 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Friday. Mass of Christian Burial at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Brusly, at 10 a.m. Friday, celebrated by the Rev. Eric Gyan. Entombment in church mausoleum. He is survived by and will be sadly missed by his wife of 26 years, Janice Morse Guillory; a daughter and son-in-law, Penny and Robin Hall of Baton Rouge; a son and daughter-in-law, David and Sherry Guillory of Jackson; sons, Christopher Guillory of Baton Rouge and Ryan Guillory and Kevin Guillory, both of Port Allen; four grandchildren, David Jr. and Dirk Guillory and Casey and Cody Voorhies; mother and stepfather, Clamie and Lamar Golmon of Jackson; brothers, Joseph Guillory and Norman Guillory, both of Jackson, and Robert Guillory of Livonia; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Emily Newchurch and Edward Morse of Port Allen; a sister-in-law, Brenda Morse of Port Allen; and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Preceded in death by his father, Joseph I. Guillory; brothers, Harold Guillory and Floyd Guillory; maternal grandparents, Theresa and Ferdinand Fontenot; and paternal grandparents, Rosa and Tennyson Guillory. Memorial donations may be made to Catholic High School, 855 Hearthstone Drive, Baton Rouge, LA 70806.

HECK, PAUL ANTHONY
At age 42, he passed away unexpectedly at his residence in Houston on Sunday, May 7, 2000. Born in Baton Rouge, he had lived in Houston for 20 years. He was supervisor of service with United Computing Co. He was preceded in death by his father, Professor Robert Warren Heck, who lived in Baton Rouge. He is survived by his son, Paul A. Heck Jr. of Houston; mother, Evelyn M. Heck of Baton Rouge; a brother, Robert Gregory Heck of Dallas; and a sister, Catherine Heck McGough of Plano, Texas. Pallbearers will be Lee Hammett, Gene Cabral, Scott McCoy, Byron Jolley, Wil Calhoun and Dudley Jenkins. The family will receive friends at Rabenhorst Funeral Home, 825 Government St., from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday and from 9 a.m. to 10:10 a.m. Friday. The funeral Mass will be held at St. Joseph Cathedral at 10:30 a.m. Friday, celebrated by the Rev. Jerry Young. Interment in Greenoaks Memorial Park.

HICKS, BARBARA JEAN
A clerk for the U.S. Postal Service and a resident of Baton Rouge, she died Monday, May 8, 2000, at Summit Hospital. She was 45 and a native of Vicksburg, Miss. Visiting at Greater King David Baptist Church Inner City Ministries, 7305 Harry Drive, from 8:30 a.m. Saturday until religious services at 10 a.m., conducted by the Rev. John Montgomery. Interment in City Cemetery, Vicksburg. Survived by her mother, Mary L. Hicks, Vicksburg; a son, Leonard A. Hicks, Baton Rouge; a granddaughter, Doinne M. Hicks, Baton Rouge; a sister, Francis L. Walker, Montgomery, Ala.; three brothers, Ronald E. Hicks, Dennis J. Hicks and Julius W. Hicks, all of Vicksburg; three friends, William Rooks of Dallas and Albert Walton Jr. and Robert Thompson, both of Baton Rouge; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Winnfield Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

HOOVER, JIMMIE HARTMAN
A much-loved, respected and admired former LSU and East Ba-ton Rouge Parish librarian, and a longtime Baton Rouge resident, he died after an unexpected illness on Saturday, April 1, 2000, at Baton Rouge General Medical Center-Bluebonnet. A memorial service will be held Saturday, May 13, 2000, at 3 p.m. at the Chapel on the Campus, 3355 Dalrymple Drive. Memorials may be made to the LSU Foundation for the Jimmie H. Hoover Memorial, SLIS, 3838 W. Lakeshore Drive, Baton Rouge, LA 70803.

JONES, JR. JAMES WILLRAY
A retired truck driver and a resident of Pride, he died at 6:30 a.m. Monday, May 8, 2000, at Ba-ton Rouge General Medical Center-Bluebonnet. He was 69 and a native of Washington. He was a U.S. Army veteran. Visiting at Wilbert Funeral Home, Port Allen, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday and 8 a.m. until religious services at 10 a.m. Friday. Graveside services at Grand Prairie Cemetery, Grand Prairie. Survived by two daughters, Julie and Lynn of Newbury, England; four sisters, a brother, and six grandchildren. Preceded in death by his parents, Willray and Rose Pitre Jones; and a brother, Joseph E. Jones. In lieu of flowers, donations are appreciated to help family with funeral cost.

NORWOOD, MARGARET JOHNSON
A retired employee of East Baton Rouge Parish School Board and a resident of Zachary, she died Tuesday, May 9, 2000, at Lane Memorial Hospital, Zachary. She was 67 and a native of Roseland. Visiting at Mount Carmel Baptist Church from 9 a.m. Friday until religious services at 11:30 a.m., conducted by the Rev. Fred Jeff Smith. Interment in Port Hudson National Cemetery. Survived by her husband, Wilbert Norwood; four daughters, Loretta Deggins, Margie Reese and husband, Foster Reese III, Marsha Evans and husband Alexander, and Kathy Norwood; two sons, Donald R. and Ronald R. Norwood; three sisters, Geraldine Johnson Pidgeon, Lillie Mae Johnson Evans and Doretha Johnson; a brother, Gordon R. Johnson; and nine grandchildren. Preceded in death by her mother, Ada Harrison; father, Willie E. Johnson; two brothers, Ernest and Edgar Johnson; and a sister, Rebecca Shelton. She was a graduate of McKinley High School, a mem-ber of Mount Carmel Baptist Church and owner of Margaret’s Classic Catering. Scott’s Bluff Morticians in charge of arrangements.

PACK, SR. WILFRED "UNCLE"
A retired meter repairman for Baton Rouge Water Works with 29 years of service, he died at 3:30 p.m. Friday, May 5, 2000, at Sterling Place. He was 70 and a resident and native of Baton Rouge. Visiting at Greater Arlington Baptist Church, 5445 Nicholson Drive, from 9 a.m. Thursday until religious services at 10 a.m., conducted by the Rev. Henry Lamb Jr. Interment in Gilbert Memorial Park. Survived by his wife, Elizabeth Jenkins Pack, Baton Rouge; eight daughters and three sons-in-law, Willie Mae Pack, Lydia Pack Poullard and Terrel, Carol Pack Brown, Lorraine Pack Carney and Darryl, Joann Pack Quincy and Larry, Alsiha, Tyra A. and Heather Marie Pack, all of Baton Rouge; three sons and daughters-in-law, Wilfred Pack Jr. and Sue, Tacoma, Wash., James E. and Larry Pack, both of Baton Rouge; three stepsons and a stepdaughter-in-law, John Martin Jr. and Lawanda, Slickerville, N.J., Dewight and Harold Williams, both of Baton Rouge; four sisters and two brothers-in-law, Leona Brown and Emanuel, and Francis Pack, all of Baton Rouge, Thelma Howard and Felton, Portland, Ore., and Ella L. Jones, Baton Rouge; a brother, Lynell Pack, Los Angeles; a devoted friend, Ernest R. Jones; 37 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Preceded in death by his parents, Sye and Angelina Pack; three brothers, Herbert, Joseph and Eldridge Pack; and a sister, Gloria Pack Tubbs. Rhodes United Fidelity Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

PROCTOR, LILLIAN EVANS
Went to be with the Lord from Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center on Saturday, May 6, 2000, about 9:30 p.m. She was 86, a resident of Baton Rouge for more than 50 years and a native of Tuscaloosa, Ala. Visiting at Rabenhorst Funeral Home East, 11000 Florida Blvd., from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday and after noon Friday. Religious services at the funeral home chapel at 2 p.m. Friday, conducted by the Rev. Jan Holloway. Interment in Roselawn Memorial Park. Survived by a sister, Lu Pattison, Santa Cruz, Calif.; a brother, Oliver N. Evans, Baton Rouge; two half-brothers, Harry Evans, St. Peters, Mo., and Tho-mas Evans, Jacksonville, N.C.; and several nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her husband, Henry Swift Proctor. She was a member of First United Methodist Church, Porcelain Art Guild, Tharseon Sunday school class and Tharsynai Circle.

ROME, PAUL ROBERT
An employee of Shell Oil Co. for 37 years and a resident of Evange-line of Ormond in Destrehan for 12 years, he died at 11:15 p.m. Monday, May 8, 2000. He was 88, a native of Donaldsonville and a former resident of Norco for 52 years. He was the beloved husband of the late Loretta Dugas Rome; father of Suzanne R. Laiche, Alice R. Miller, Eileen R. Faucheux, John P. Rome and Michael H. Rome; father-in-law of Leon Laiche, Henry Miller Jr., Pat Faucheux and Janie Cadow Rome; son of the late Leona Robert and Louis Joseph Rome Sr.; brother of Louis Jr., O’Neil and Donald Rome and Lillian R. Blanchard, and the late John Augustin "Gus," Lucie, Ike and C.D. Rome; and is survived by 19 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren. Relatives, friends of the family, retirees and employees of Shell Oil Co. and employees of Evangeline of Ormond are invited to attend the Mass of Christian Burial at Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church, Norco, at 11:30 a.m. Thursday. Friends may call at the church after 9:30 a.m. Thursday. Entomb-ment in St. Charles Borromeo Mausoleum, Destrehan. Arrangements entrusted to H.C. Alexander Funeral Home of Norco, 821 Fourth St., Norco.

SCOTT, C. F. P. ROBERT L. "ROBBY"
A financial consultant and a resident and native of Baton Rouge, he died Tuesday morning, May 9, 2000, in Baton Rouge. He was 33. Visiting was at Rabenhorst Funeral Home East, 11000 Florida Blvd., from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday. Visiting at the funeral home chapel from 8 a.m. until religious services at 10 a.m. Thursday, conducted by the Rev. Russell Stevenson. Interment in Resthaven Gardens of Memory. Survived by his wife of nine years, Keely Yoes Scott, Baton Rouge; mother, Ann A. Exner, Baton Rouge; father and stepmother, Ken and Mackie Scott, Baton Rouge; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Kerry and Gwen Yoes; a sister, Carol Ann Dial, Denham Springs; a brother and sister-in-law, Michael and Karen Scott, Virginia Beach, Va.; two brothers-in-law and a sister-in-law, Jack and Kim Neelis, and Kerry Dale Yoes; three nieces, Chelsea Dannielle and Nikki Martinez; and a nephew, Jack Neelis III. Pallbearers will be Kerry Dale Yoes, Jack Neelis, Michael Scott, Ronald Morel, Stephen Rodriguez and Mark McMorris. He was a member of First Presby-terian Church.

SOLBERRY, AMANDA JOHNSON "MAMA AMANDA"
A resident of Baton Rouge, she died at 6:30 p.m. Friday, May 5, 2000, in an automobile accident. She was a native of Irene. Visiting at Desselle Funeral Home from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday. Visiting at Interdenominational Faith Assembly from 5 p.m. until religious services at 8 p.m. Thursday, conducted by Brother Jim Howard and Sister Edith Howard. Dismissal at 11 a.m. Friday. Interment in Bethany World Ministry Memorial Gardens, Baker. Survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Mary Haynes Benton and Edward Benton; a special niece who was like a daughter to her, Diane Grant; a godson who she reared as her son, Byron L. Mitchell; a brother, Benny "Buddy" Johnson; four grandchildren, Troy D. Haynes and wife Barbara Jean, Maranell Y. Johnson, Kendra D. Benton and Dierdre Pogue; seven great-grandchildren, Corey and Konika Johnson, Trista Pogue and Micheal, Tyni-sah, Chrystal and Terrlyn Haynes; three godchildren, Handsome Robinson, Stella Spears and Carl Johnson; and three devoted friends, Sarah Barryman, Eula Mae Hutter and Julia Mae Clark. Preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Solberry; parents, two sisters and three brothers. Pallbearers will be Sean D. Green, Desmond Fisher, Jeffery Porche, Charles Ross Jr., Terrance D. Ross and Sherman L. Smith. Honorary pallbearers are Benny Johnson, Edward Benton, Troy Haynes, Cary Johnson, Byron L. Mitchell, Gregory Ross, Charles Ross Sr. and Matthew Ross Jr. She was a graduate of McKinley High Adult School, and a member of Little Rising Sun Benevolent Society.

STURGEON, HARRIET M.
A resident of Erwinville, she died Tuesday, May 9, 2000, in Ba-ton Rouge. She was 85 and a native of Louisiana. Visiting at Rabenhorst Funeral Home East, 11000 Florida Blvd., from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday and after 10 a.m. Friday. Religious services in the funeral home chapel at noon Friday, conducted by the Rev. Phillip Willis. Interment in Resthaven Gardens of Memory. Survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Donald Claude and Bettie Sturgeon, Baton Rouge; a sister, Mary Atkins, New London, Texas; four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her husband, Orville Quay Sturgeon.

TURNER, JUANITA "BOOTSY"
A retired salad bar supervisor for Piccadilly Cafeterias and a resident of Baton Rouge, she died at 9:45 a.m. Thursday, May 4, 2000, at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center. She was 75 and a native of Clinton. Visiting at Desselle Funeral Home from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Friday. Religious services at the funeral home at 11 a.m. Saturday, conducted by the Rev. Charles Clay. Interment in Mount Hope Baptist Church Cemetery. Survived by six daughters, Barbara T. Manuel, Jackie T. Sims, Alice T. Pickett, Theresa Turner, Linda Turner and Terri T. Johnson, all of Baton Rouge; three sons, Felton C. Turner, Portland, Ore., Samuel Thomas and Peter Ray Turner, both of Baton Rouge; 28 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and 12 great-great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her parents, Parker and Alice Thomas; husband, Frank Turner Jr.; a brother, Jake Thomas Sr.; a daughter, Dorothy T. Jackson; and a granddaughter, Terrilyn J. Brown. Pallbearers will be Lewis D. Porché Jr., Seanté Turner, Euan Manuel, Tyrone Jackson, Ronald Jackson and Anthony Rixter. Honorary pallbearers are Felton Turner, Samuel Thomas, Peter Ray Turner, Amos Thomas, Cal-von Rixter, J.C. Sanders, Curtis Brown Sr., Willie Manuel Sr., Willie Manuel Jr., J.D. Johnson, Willie Casey Jr., Jake Thomas Jr., Ed-ward Thomas and Darryl Thomas.

VALURE, SR. CARLO
A retired VBC liquor salesman and a resident of Baton Rouge, he died Monday, May 8, 2000, at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center. He was a native of Tickfaw and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. Visiting at Hollabaugh Spindle Funeral Home from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday. Visiting at Our Lady of Pompeii Catholic Church, Tickfaw, from 9:30 a.m. until religious services at 11 a.m. Friday. Interment in church cemetery. Survived by former wife, Peggy Hintermeyer; three daughters, Lena McGee, Joanne Valure and Carol Valure; two stepdaughters, Peggy Llort and Belinda Marretta; three sons, Salvador Valure, Carlo Valure Jr. and Tony Valure; two sisters, Frances Valure and Mary Calderone; two brothers, Joseph Valure and Steve Valure; 14 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by former wife, Mary Pecararo Valure; children, Joseph, Anthony and baby Valure; mother and father, Antoinette and Tony Valure; and sisters, Lena Orlando, Annie Wendt, Tillie DiVincenti and Josephine Tiesi.


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