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ADAMS, ALLY CHRISTINE    
A resident of Pine Grove, she died at 2:27 p.m. Monday, June 19, 2000, at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center, Baton Rouge. She was 1 and a native of Baton Rouge. Visitation was at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, Pine Grove, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesday. Visitation at the church from 8 a.m. until religious services at 10 a.m. Wednesday, conducted by the Rev. Jay McIntosh. Interment in Pine Grove Cemetery. Survived by her parents, Marice D. "Reese" Adams Jr. and Mechelle Sibley Adams, Pine Grove; a sister, Kayce L. Adams; three brothers, Marice D. Adams III, Trent Sibley and Michael T. Adams; grandparents, Julia Ann Adams, Jackson, and James "Jimbo" and Frances G. Sibley, Pine Grove; and great-grandparents, Jimmy R. and Rena Sibley, Pine Grove. Preceded in death by grandfather, Marice D. Adams Sr.; and great-grandparents, Julius R. and Christine B. Gross and Ruby L. Williams. Pallbearers will be Jimmy R. Sibley, James C. Sibley, Trent L. Sibley, Joey Sibley, Marice D. Adams III, Michael T. Adams, Terry Sibley and Buddy Fitzhugh. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements.
 
ANGELO, TILLIE BAKER    
A former longtime resident of Franklinton and a resident of Flannery Oaks Guest House, Baton Rouge, she died at 5:45 a.m. Tuesday, June 20, 2000, in Baton Rouge. She was 84. Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Victoria and Carlos Rabb of Baton Rouge; a son and daughter-in-law, Norman and Brenda Angelo of Franklinton; a stepdaughter, Mary Lou Lutz of Houston; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She was the widow of Victor Angelo; and was preceded in death by a grandson, Larry Sheridan; and three stepchildren, Frances Knight, Ella Campbell and Victor Logsdon. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Franklinton Visitation at Crain Funeral Home, Franklinton, from 9:30 a.m. until religious services at 2 p.m. Wednesday, with the Rev. Karl Tingle officiating. Burial in Ellis Cemetery.
 
BURDGE, RICHARD C.    
A retired engineer with Braun Engineering and a resident of Orlando, Fla., he died at 3:30 a.m. Sunday, June 18, 2000, at Sandlake Hospital, Orlando. He was a former longtime resident of Baton Rouge and a native of New York. Cryptside services at Greenoaks Memorial Park Mausoleum at 3 p.m. Thursday, conducted by the Rev. Robert Burgess. Survived by his wife, Elizabeth Burdge of Orlando and a former resident of Baton Rouge. Greenoaks Funeral Home, 9595 Florida Blvd., in charge of arrangements.
 
CHANDLER, ROBERT LEE    
A loving son, brother, grandson and nephew, he died at 5:30 a.m. Monday, June 19, 2000, at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center, Baton Rouge. He was 22, a resident of Walker and a native of Baton Rouge. Visiting at First Pentecostal Church of Baton Rouge from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Wednesday and after 8 a.m. Thursday. Religious services at the church at 10 a.m. Thursday, conducted by the Rev. Curtis Young. Survived by his mother, Verna Chandler; maternal grandparents, Ray and Melba Ducote; a sister, Elisha Chandler; two brothers, Thomas and Louie Chandler; a nephew, Nathaniel Chandler; and numerous uncles, aunts and cousins. Preceded in death by his father, Thomas Pizzolatto; maternal grandfather, Vernon Chandler; paternal grandmother, Ethel Pizzolatto; a brother, Billy Chandler; and an uncle, Robert Lee Pizzolatto. He was a member of First Pentecostal Church of Baton Rouge. Seale Funeral Home, Denham Springs, in charge of arrangements. Memorial donations may be sent to the funeral home to help with funeral expenses.
 
DAVIS, BEULAH JOHNSON    
A resident and native of Baton Rouge, she died at 6 a.m. Monday, June 19, 2000, at her home. She was 85. Quiet hours at Winnfield Funeral Home, 7221 Plank Road, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday. Visitation at Shady Grove Baptist Church, 16443 Plank Road, Baker, from 10 a.m. until religious services at noon Friday, conducted by the Rev. Lionel Lee Sr. Interment in Southern Memorial Gardens. Survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Theresa D. Tate and John Tate Jr.; a daughter-in-law, Deloris H. Davis; a sister, Daisy Griffin; a brother, Albert Gray; three grandchildren, DeShon L. Wailes, Monroe Davis Jr. and Charles Baker; three great-grandchildren, Joshua, Jason and Marcus Davis; two sisters-in-law, Florence Jones and Velma Davis; a brother-in-law, Van Davis Sr.; a foster daughter, Lucille Hilliard; a dedicated and loving caregiver, Bernadine Lathan; and a devoted friend, Arlevia Drummond. Preceded in death by her husband, Arthur Davis; a son, Monroe Davis Sr.; parents, Aline Gray and Henry and Mattie Johnson; two brothers, George and James Gray; and a sister, Sarah Wilson.
 
DAVIS, GEORGE ROBERT  "BABY GEORGE"  
A resident and native of Baton Rouge, he departed this life at 11:30 p.m. Saturday, June 17, 2000, at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center. He was 52. He served in the U.S. Army for two years. Visiting at Hall’s Mortuary, Port Allen, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday. Visiting at St. Mary Baptist Church, 1252 N. Acadian Thruway E., Baton Rouge, the Rev. Conway Knighten, pastor, from 5 p.m. until religious services from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Wednesday, conducted by pastor Randall Eillisons. Dismissal at 10 a.m. Thursday. Interment in Port Hudson National Cemetery. Survived by his wife, Barbara Ann Davis; mother, Maudra E. Davis; father, George Fitzgerald Sr., Baton Rouge; a daughter, LaShonja Davis; five sons, Christopher Ray Davis, Jason Robert Davis, Sean Edward Davis, George R. Davis and Brian Davis; two brothers, Gathel Davis and Clifford Davis; nine grandchildren, three godsisters and many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by stepfather, Ellis E. Davis; grandmothers, Annie Davis and Hattie Fitzgerald; three aunts, Irene and Bessie Fitzgerald and Hattie Spears; and two cousins, Melvin and Darrel Spears.
 
JONES, SR.  RODERIC ANTHONY  "BEEDY"  
A warehouse supervisor with Southern Fasteners and a resident of Baton Rouge, he died at 10 p.m. Friday, June 16, 2000, at LSU Earl K. Long Medical Center. He was 34 and a native of Baker. He was a U.S. Army veteran and received an honorable discharge. Visiting at Scott’s Bluff Morticians, 8546 Scenic Highway, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday. Religious services at Little Star Freewill Baptist Church, Zachary, at 8 p.m. Thursday, conducted by Bishop Claude White, pastor. Dismissal at 10 a.m. Friday. Interment in Public Cemetery, Zachary. Survived by his wife, Tammie Allen Jones; parents, Louis W. Jones Sr. and Rosella Jones; three sons, Roderic A. Jones Jr., Thomas J. Allen and Ranier D. Jones; three sisters, Tamara Underwood and Cheryl Jones, both of Baton Rouge, and Sandy J. Allen, Baytown, Texas; and a brother, Louis W. Jones Jr., Baton Rouge. Preceded in death by his grandparents. He was a 1984 graduate of Baker High School, a 32nd degree member of a Masonic Lodge and a member of Elks, Royal Arch, Spinks and Hiram Consistory No. 26.
 
MAYES,    JAMES R.    
A resident of Baton Rouge, he died Monday evening, June 19, 2000, at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center. He was 63 and a native of Savannah, Ga. Memorial services will be held at a later date. Survived by his wife, Yvonne N. Mayes, Baton Rouge; and two sons, Christian Anderson, Atlanta, and John R. Anderson, East Liverpool, Ohio. Preceded in death by his parents, Raymond and Rosemary Mayes. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 3704, Memphis, TN 38173-9966. Rabenhorst Funeral Home East, 11000 Florida Blvd., in charge of arrangements.
 
MELTON,    MARY ANN    
A resident of Harvest Manor Nursing Home, Denham Springs, she died Monday, June 19, 2000, at the nursing home. She was 63 and a native of Coffeeville, Miss. Visiting was at Garner-Harper Funeral Home, Granada, Miss., from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday. Visiting at the funeral home from 8 a.m. until religious services at 11 a.m. Wednesday, conducted by Brother Dennis Kizzare. Interment in Elom Baptist Church Cemetery, Coffeeville. Survived by two brothers, Jake Whitman of Enid, Okla., and Bob Whitman of Fayetteville, N.C.; two sisters, Rose Carpenter of Vicksburg, Miss., and Edwina Jaco of Batesville, Miss.; two daughters-and sons-in-law, Carolyn and Albert Nugent of Demopolis, Ala., and Shirley and Richard Alred of Smithville, Miss.; two sons and daughters-in-law, Jeff and Susan Pugh, Clinton, Miss., and Kevin and Juaquine Pugh of Walker; seven grandsons, Dereck, Mitchell and Matthew Alred, Brett and Heath Pugh, Corey Anderson and Ryan Pugh.
 
RECTOR, LESTER ELMO    
A retired homebuilder and a resident of Baton Rouge, he died Tuesday, June 20, 2000. He was 80 and a native of Nacogdoches, Texas. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, having served in the European Theater of Operations. Visiting at Rabenhorst Funeral Home East, 11000 Florida Blvd., from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday. Visiting at the funeral home from noon until religious services at 1 p.m. Thursday, conducted by the Rev. James Boatman of Kilgore, Texas. Interment in Resthaven Gardens of Memory. Survived by his wife of 58 years, Sadie Smith Rector; two daughters, Melanie R. Hanley of Baton Rouge and Manda R. Bennett of Prairieville; two sons, Mark M. Rector of Nashville, Tenn., and Monte D. Rector of Atlanta; 12 grandchildren and many nieces and nephews, including Jean Boatman and Judy Ann Christian, both of Texas. Preceded in death by a son, Matthew E. Rector; and an infant son. Pallbearers will be Mark Rector, Monte Rector, Joshua Rector, Will Hanley, Laris Bennett and Bobby Ezell. Honorary pallbearers are his nephews, Malcolm Rector, Gil Rector and Joe Biggerstaff, all of Texas. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge of Nederland, Texas.
 
ROTOLO, MAGGIE RUMFOLA    
Died at 3:15 p.m. Monday, June 19, 2000, at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center. She was a native of St. James Parish and a resident of Baton Rouge. She was a homemaker and a member of Our Lady of Mercy parish. Visiting at Welsh Funeral Home, 6700 Florida Blvd., from noon to 1:15 p.m. Wednesday, with a rosary service at 12:30 p.m. Mass at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, conducted by the Rev. John Pappu. Interment in Resthaven Gardens of Memory. Survived by two daughters, a son, a brother, four grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Vincenzo "Charlie" Rotolo.
 
SIMS, ARTHUR V.    
An employee of Rhodia Inc. and a resident of Baker, he died Friday, June 16, 2000, as a result of an automobile accident in West Baton Rouge Parish. Religious services at St. John Baptist Church, New Rafe Mayer Road, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, conducted by the Rev. M.L. Carter. Dismissal from Mount Zion Baptist Church at 10:30 a.m. Friday. Interment in Southern Memorial Gardens. Survived by his wife, Danice T. Sims, Baker; two daughters, Latashe L. and Candra Sims, both of Baker; a son, Damon T. Sims, Baker; father, Alvin Sims Sr., Baton Rouge; two grandsons, Kornell D. and Jávon K. Sims, both of Baker; a sister and brother-in-law, Patricia and Lawrence Ovete, Plaquemine; two brothers and a sister-in-law, Curtis Sr. and Peggy Warren and Alvin Sims Jr., all of Baton Rouge; a goddaughter, Courtney J. Taylor, Zachary; three brothers-in-law and a sister-in-law, Ivy and Virginia Taylor, Ricky Taylor and William Butler Jr., all of Zachary; two sisters-in-law, Roslyn Hayes and Laura Butler, both of Zachary; mother-in-law, Ellen Butler, Zachary; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends, including Rhodia Inc. employees and staff. Miller & Daughter Mortuary, Zachary, in charge of arrangements.
 
WHITMAN, JR.  GEORGE J.    
A resident of Thibodaux, he died at 12:15 p.m. Monday, June 19, 2000. He was 82, born May 24, 1918, in New Orleans. Visiting was at Landry’s Funeral Home, Thibodaux, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesday. Visiting at the funeral home after 8 a.m. Wednesday. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, on the Nicholls State University campus, at 10 a.m. Wednesday. Interment in St. Joseph Cemetery. Survived by three sons, Dr. John, Joseph and Philip Whitman; five daughters, Susan Talbot, Linda Oubre, Anne Naquin, Carmel Drago and Catherine "Cathy" Bunfill; 18 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by his wife, Bernice Rehage Whitman; parents, George J. Sr. and Annie Rice Whitman; and a sister, Nell Maness.

ARCEMENT, ST.  ISABELLE GERMAIN    
A resident of Labadieville, she died at 9:20 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2000. She was 80 and a native of Napoleonville. Visiting at Landry's Funeral Home, Labadieville, after 9 a.m. Friday. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Philomena Catholic Church, Labadieville, at 1 p.m. Friday. Interment in St. Philomena Cemetery. Survived by three sons, Billy Arcement, Prairieville, Larry Arcement, Houma, and Jody "Byrd" Arcement, Thibodaux; two brothers, Ronnie and Leonard St. Germain; a sister, Shirley Boudreaux, Napoleonville; nine grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her husband, Herman "Tobin" Arcement; parents, Felix and Elizabeth St. Germain; and a brother, Albert "Dickie" St. Germain. She was a member of St. Philomena Catholic Church. She was a former volunteer librarian and French teacher at St. Philomena School.

ARD,  RUBY LEE PARHAM    
A resident of Independence, she died at 10:13 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2000, at Lallie Kemp Regional Medical Center. She was 67 and a native of Noonan, Ga. Visitation at First Baptist Church, Independence, from 9 a.m. until religious services at 11 a.m. Friday, conducted by the Rev. Mitch Williams. Interment in Starkey-Hoover Cemetery, Independence. Survived by her husband, Harold Ard, Independence; three sons, Jonathan Ard, Fairfield, Calif., Randy Ard, Independence, and Jared Ard, U.S. Air Force, Montgomery, Ala.; two daughters, Janet Hammons, Chesbrough, and Johanna Austin, Oakvale, Miss.; 12 grandchildren; a great-grandchild; three sisters, Edna Jones, Folsom, and Edith Hopkins and Nancy Wilson, both of Cedartown, Ga.; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her parents, Curtis H. and Wilma Eady Parham; and two brothers, Everett and Elliott Parham. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, in charge of arrangements.
 
BACON, MILBURN JAMES    
A resident of Baton Rouge, he died at 1:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 30, 2000, at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center. He was 79 and a former resident of Simmesport. Visitation at Escud‚ Funeral Home, Simmesport, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, with Christian wake services at 7 p.m. Visitation at the funeral home after 8 a.m. Saturday. Religious services at Christ the King Church, Simmesport, at 10 a.m. Saturday, conducted by the Rev. Daniel Corkery. Interment in church cemetery. Survived by his wife, Ethel Mae Bacon; a son, Brent Bacon; and a daughter, Susan Stout, all of Baton Rouge; two brothers, Edwin Bacon, Baton Rouge, and John Bacon, Natchitoches; three sisters, Mary Lee Chatelain, Simmesport, Betty Delaney, Alexandria, and Rita Lemoine, Simmesport; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by his parents, Otis and Elmyra Bacon; and four brothers, Elliot, Lurry, Ray and Warren Bacon.
 
BORSKEY,    MARY WILLIAMS    
A retired caregiver and a resident of Zachary, she died at 11 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 26, 2000, in Zachary. She was 79 and a native of New Roads. Visiting at Scott's Bluff Morticians, 8546 Scenic Highway, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday. Religious services at Olive Grove Baptist Church, Lindsey, at 11 a.m. Saturday, conducted by the Rev. Johnny Turner. Interment in church cemetery. Survived by six daughters, six sons, a son-in-law, two daughters-in-law, two sisters, a brother-in-law, 59 grandchildren, 72 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her husband, Joseph H. Borskey Sr.; parents, Charlie Sr. and Nisha Williams; three sons, Joseph Jr., Lionel and Donald Ray; two sisters, Iceola Green and Gertrude Singleton; and a brother, Charlie Williams Jr. She was a member of the deaconess board at Mount Olive Grove Baptist Church.
 
BROWN, JR.  LEANDERS    "BIG BRO"  
A retired bus driver with East Baton Rouge Parish School Board, he died Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2000, at Baton Rouge General Medical Center. He was 66 and a native of Denham Springs. Visiting at Winnfield Funeral Home, 7221 Plank Road, from 10 a.m. Saturday until religious services at 1 p.m., conducted by the Rev. Thomas Jones. Interment in Winnfield Memorial Park. Survived by his wife, Shirley W. Brown; and children and their spouses, Larry A. Brown, Carolyn B. and Norwood Witherspoon, Sherman L. Sr. and Donna Brown, Kenneth W. Brown, David G. Sr. and Debra Brown, Bruce E. and Janice Brown, Ronald L. Brown, Constance B. Polk, Glenn E. Brown, Julius R. Brown, Judy K. Brown, and Pamela B. and Frederick Grayer. Preceded in death by his parents, Clothilde and Leanders Brown Sr.; two sisters, Lillie Bell Sanders and Edna Mae Patty; and a brother, Julius Brown Sr.
 
BUTLER, LILLIE GALES    
A resident and native of Jackson, she died Sunday, Nov. 26, 2000, at Lane Memorial Hospital, Zachary. She was 75. Visiting at Richardson Funeral Home, Clinton, from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday. Religious services at New Charleston Baptist Church, Jackson, at 11 a.m. Saturday, conducted by the Rev. Sterling Wrights. Interment in Jackson Cemetery. Survived by two daughters and a son-in-law, Elsie Butler and Ruby and Clarence Dixon; three sons and two daughters-in-law, Howard Butler Jr., Edward and Ledora Butler and Robert and Laura Butler; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, including a devoted niece, Ruby King; nephews, other relatives and friends.


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