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CRONVICH, ALWYNN LEE
An attorney and a resident of Baker, he died Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2000. He was 48 and a native of River Ridge. Survived by his mother and father, Berenice Hautau and Alwynn J. Cronvich; a son, A. Kyle Cronvich; a sister, Karen C. Zimmer, Los Angeles; and a brother, Fred L. Cronvich, Kiln, Miss. He was a graduate of Archbishop Rummel High School in New Orleans, the University of Southwestern Louisiana and LSU Law School. New Southside Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

CRONVICH, ALWYNN LEE
A lawyer, he died Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2000, of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. He was 48, the son of Berenice Hautau and Alwynn J. Cronvich. He is survived by his son, Kyle; a brother, Fred L. Cronvich, Kiln, Miss.; and a sister, Karen C. Zimmer, Los Angeles. He graduated from Archbishop Rummel High School, University of Southwestern Louisiana and LSU Law School. He was a member of the Louisiana Bar Association and Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association. He was a board member of the Fireman's Charitable and Benevolent Association of New Orleans. Cryptside services at All Saints Mausoleum in Metairie Cemetery, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd., New Orleans, at 2:30 p.m. Friday. Visitation at St. Isidore Catholic Church, 5657 Thomas Road, Baker, from 11:30 a.m. until memorial Mass at 12:30 p.m. Saturday. Memorial donations to a charity of choice would be appreciated. Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, New Orleans, in charge of arrangements.

DARENSBOURG, PAUL WAYNE
A first lieutenant in the U.S. Army Medical Corps and a resident of Kaneohe, Hawaii, he died Friday, Nov. 24, 2000, in Hawaii. He was 29 and a native of Baton Rouge. Visiting at St. Thomas More Catholic Church from 10 a.m. until religious services at 11 a.m. Friday, conducted by the Rev. Gerard Martin. Interment in Greenoaks Memorial Park. Survived by his parents, Wayne and Maxine Darensbourg. Preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Joseph E. Darensbourg Sr. and Norma Verette Darensbourg; and maternal grandparents, Louis Maxie and Mildred Sigur Ricard. Greenoaks Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

DOSS, JR. JAMES T.
A retired supervisor with AT&T Technologies Electronic Switching Systems with 33 years of service, he died at 11:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2000, at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center. He was 70, a resident of Baton Rouge and a native of New Orleans. He was a corpsman in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War and a survivor of the Chosin Reservoir. Visiting was at Rabenhorst Funeral Home East, 11000 Florida Blvd., from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday. Visiting at the funeral home chapel from 9 a.m. until religious services at 11 a.m. Friday, conducted by the Rev. Ron Tyndall and the Rev. Wayne Dubose. Interment in Resthaven Gardens of Memory. Survived by his wife of 44 years, Sarah A. Doss, Baton Rouge; mother, Emily Jackson Romagoz, Terrytown; a son and daughter-in-law, James A. and Darlene Doss, Baton Rouge; a sister and brother-in-law, Betty Lou and Lawrence Larocca, Thibodaux; a brother and a sister-in-law, Harold C. and Dee Doss, Picayune, Miss.; and three grandchildren, Grayson A., Melissa D. and Joshua B. Doss. Preceded in death by his stepfather, Howard Romagoz. He was a member of Parkview Baptist Church. Memorial donations may be made to Parkview Baptist Church Benevolent Committee.

DRUMMOND, JIMMY L. "BULLDOG"
A maintenance department employee of Crown Vantage Paper Mill, St. Francisville, for 30 years and a resident of Baker, he died about 4:35 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2000, at Lane Memorial Hospital, Zachary. He was 62 and a native of Aliceville, Ala. Visiting was at Baker Funeral Home, 6401 Groom Road, Baker, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday. Visiting in the funeral home chapel from 10 a.m. until religious services at 2 p.m. Friday, conducted by the Rev. Murray Tannehill. Interment in Hillcrest Memorial Gardens. Survived by his wife, Ruby H. Drummond, Baker; three daughters and sons-in-law, Sandra and Freddie Prescott and Mary and Mike Farris, all of Baker, and Kay and Bo Williamson, Watson; eight grandchildren, Elisha and Jamie Prescott, Jimmy, Jesse and Whitney Farris and Michael, Chad and Darren Williamson; and a great-granddaughter, Katelyn Farris. Preceded in death by a son, Jimmy Lee Drummond II. He was a member of Plumbers and Steamfitters Union Local 198.

GREMILLION IV, CHARLES CLINTON "T-BO"
A resident of the Louisiana Special Education Center, Alexandria, he died Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2000. He was 21, born May 24, 1979, and a native of Erwinville. Visitation at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 12364 La. 416, Lakeland, from 8 a.m. Saturday until recitation of the rosary at 10 a.m., followed by a graduation presentation. Mass of Christian Burial at the church at 11 a.m. Saturday, celebrated by the Rev. Matt Lorrain. Interment in St. Augustine Cemetery, New Roads. Survived by his loving parents, Charles C. "PeeWee" III and Stella DeCuir Gremillion, Erwinville; a sister and brother-in-law, Christie G. Gremillion-Monroe and Roman G. Monroe, Bueche; maternal grandmother, Ida Ricard DeCuir, Erwinville; godmother, Gloria A. Gremillion, Durham, N.C.; godfather, Manuel Raymond Collins Jr., Erwinville; a godchild, Louis Eric Gremillion Jr., Erwinville; aunts and uncles, Joyce and Nathaniel Butler, Durham, Yvonne Gremillion, New Roads, Rena and Hilliard Caldwell, Glynn, Gloria and Luke "Peter" Gremillion, Durham, Margaret Porche, Glynn, Anthony Porche, Baton Rouge, Nora and Michael Porche, and Glynette Polar, all of Glynn, Michael Polar, New Roads, Rogers and Alveria DeCuir and Maxine DeCuir, all of Erwinville, Patricia and Eddie Davis Sr., Las Vegas, Nev., and Michelle and Darryl Louis, Erwinville; and many cousins, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by paternal grandparents, Charles C. "Blue" Jr. and Elizabeth G. Gremillion; maternal grandfather, Ernest R. DeCuir; and two uncles, Louis H. "Big Daddy" Gremillion and Edward Ramsey Jr. Honorary pallbearers are Roman Monroe, Luke "Peter" Gremillion, Rogers DeCuir, Clifford DeCuir Jr., Henry DeCuir Jr., Michael Porche, Anthony Porche, Michael Polar, Eddie Davis Sr., Darryl Louis and Hilliard Caldwell, Nathaniel Butler, Stan Miller, Bill Wyatt, Walter Thomas, William "Bill" Dick, Karl Trenton Senegal, Theron P. Gremillion, Louis E. Gremillion Jr., Morgan C. Ramsey and the students at the Louisiana Special Education Center. Pallbearers will be Matt Amond, Eddie Davis Jr., Louis E. Gremillion Sr., Paul T. Gremillion, Charles Porche, Dr. Keith Ramsey, Mickey Senegal and Richard Sheppard. He was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Lakeland. Hall's Mortuary, Port Allen, in charge of arrangements.

GRIFFIN, MARY P.
A retired hotel custodian and a resident of Darrow, she died at 6:10 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 23, 2000, at her home in Darrow. She was 70 and a native of Central. Visiting at Zion Travelers Baptist Church, Convent, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday. Religious services at the church at 2 p.m. Saturday, conducted by the Rev. Ronald Coleman. Interment in church cemetery. Survived by a stepdaughter, Connie Valentine; a sister, Ollie Hamilton; a devoted friend, George Davis Jr.; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Griffin; and parents. She was a deaconess with Zion Travelers Baptist Church. Lawson-Rollins Purple Shield Funeral Home, Gonzales, in charge of arrangements.

HAMILTON, HENRIETTA EDNA
A resident of Denham Springs, she died at 8:25 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2000, at her home. She was 60 and a native of Lake Charles. Religious services at Seale Funeral Home, Denham Springs, at 10 a.m. Saturday. Survived by her husband, William Edmond Hamilton; two daughters, Shawn Rene Knight and Tammie Celeste Kiddy; a son, Alan Craig Knight; two sisters, Marcia M.C. Mayard and Alma M. Bennett; a brother, Charles Mehciz; 16 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Preceded in death by her parents. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to Cancer Services of Baton Rouge, 550 Lobdell Ave., Baton Rouge, LA 70806.

HEE CHUNG, LENA MAE TAYLOR "MICKEY"
A resident and native of Clinton, she died at 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 26, 2000, at Earl K. Long Medical Center. She was 51. She was a U.S. Army veteran and attained the rank of sergeant first class. Visiting at Richardson Funeral Home, Clinton, from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday. Religious services at Days Chapel AME Church at 1 p.m. Saturday, conducted by the Rev. Willie L. Brumfield. Interment in church cemetery. Survived by her mother, Lizzie M. Taylor, Clinton; two goddaughters, Shamita S. Robins and Damita J. Robins, both of Baton Rouge; four sisters, Cynthia M. Taylor, Clinton, Carolyn F. Robins, Helen M. Taylor and Carolyn Taylor, all of Baton Rouge; three brothers, Micheal Taylor, Clinton, and Roosevelt Taylor and Sterling Taylor, both of Baton Rouge; and special and devoted niece and nephew, Malena Taylor, Baton Rouge, and Jonathan Davis, Clinton. Preceded in death by her father, Freeman Muse; maternal grandparents, David and Lizzie Wren Taylor; and paternal grandparents, Billy and Lelia Muse.

HILLEN, HERMAN
A retired employee of Exxon Co. USA and a resident of Baker, he died Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2000, at Lane Memorial Hospital, Zachary. He was born Dec. 6, 1910, in New Albany, Ind. Visiting was at Rabenhorst Funeral Home, 825 Government St., from 4:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday. Visiting in the funeral home chapel from 9 a.m. until religious services at 11 a.m. Friday, conducted by the Rev. B.K. Miller and a grandson, the Rev. Randy Goudeau. Interment in Roselawn Memorial Park. Survived by two daughters and a son-in-law, Gloria Hillen Moore and Beverly and William Gullett, all of Zachary; two sons and three daughters-in-law, Dempsey and Lucille Hillen of Ethel, Richard and Alison Hillen of Zachary, and Mary Gouedy Hillen of Walker; a sister and brother-in-law, Lillian and Bremen Burch, Zachary; a brother-in-law, Richard Watson Sr., Baton Rouge; 20 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by first wife, Alberta "Bill" Boyd Hillen; second wife, Frances Combs Ivers Hillen; a son, Edward Homer "Eddie" Hillen; a stepdaughter, Kay Ivers Bourgoyne; parents, Frank and Caroline Hillen; two brothers, Frank and Eddie Hillen; three sisters, Mary Hill, Eva Alesce and Libby Watson; and a great-grandson, Adamo Mucciacciaro. Pallbearers will be Brett Moore, Alan Moore, Scott Hillen, Emile Bourgoyne, Jessie Bourgoyne and Ricky Saloom. He was a member of First Baptist Church, Baker. Special thanks to Dr. Gene Thompson and all the nurses at Lane Memorial Hospital.

HOLLINS, FRANCES "FEAN"
A resident of Baton Rouge, she died Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2000, at Baton Rouge General Medical Center. She was 78 and a native of Erwinville. Religious services at Mount Zion Baptist Church, Baton Rouge, at noon Saturday, conducted by the Rev. George Pierce. Interment in Calvary Baptist Church Cemetery, Erwinville. Survived by a daughter, Minerva Allen-Johnson; two sons, Earl and Alfred Hollins; a brother, Herbert Lang; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her husband, Freddie.

HORNSBY, HELEN AUGUSTA WALLACE
A devoted wife and mother and a retired educator from Denham Springs High School whose legacy remains of the numerous students whose lives she touched, she died at 9:40 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 30, 2000, at her home in Denham Springs. She was 86 and a native of Kentwood. Visiting at Seale Funeral Home, Denham Springs, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday. Visiting in the funeral home chapel from 11 a.m. until religious services at 2 p.m. Sunday, conducted by the Rev. Danny Henderson and the Rev. Wayne Young. Interment in Denham Springs Memorial Cemetery. Survived by three daughters and sons-in-law, Vicky and Sonny Cutrer, Baton Rouge, Sylvia and Jimmy Dunn, Covington, and Elizabeth and Tim Smith, Denham Springs; a son and daughter-in-law, Grady and Terri Hornsby, Baton Rouge; nine grandchildren, Chivas James, Jamey Dunn, Stephen Dunn, Clay Smith, Sarah Springfield, Ben Smith, Laurin Hornsby, Charlie Hornsby and Lynda Hornsby; three stepgrandchildren, Christin, Jarrell and Terryn Fudickar; five great-grandchildren, Austin and Madison Eupora Dunn, Jonathan Grady and Kaitlyn Smith, and Hunter James; and a companion for many years, Minnie Bordelon. Preceded in death by her husband of 46 years, Charles Grady Hornsby Sr.; parents, Mittie Eupora Schwartz Wallace and Arch Lee Wallace; and three brothers, Arch Lee, Howard McLain and John Edson Wallace. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Denham Springs. Memorial donations may be made to the Grady and Helen Hornsby Scholarship Fund, Hibernia Bank, attn. Cindy Wells, P.O. Box 3597, Baton Rouge, LA 70802.

JENNINGS, CHARLES ARTHUR
Retired from U.S. Steel in Baytown, Texas, after 33 years of service and a resident of Crosby, Texas, he died at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2000, at San Jacinto Methodist Hospital, Baytown. He was 67 and a native of Baywood. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean conflict. Visiting was at Seale Funeral Home, Denham Springs, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday. Visiting in the funeral home chapel from 8 a.m. until religious services at 10 a.m. Friday, conducted by Dr. Bobby R. Smith. Interment in South Union Cemetery, Baywood. Survived by his wife of 48 years, Margaret Peterson Jennings, Crosby; two daughters, Sherry Ann Temple, Baytown, and Merry Anne Gamblin, DeRidder; three sons and two daughters-in-law, Gary Wayne and Deanna Jennings, Baytown, Thad Allen and Patti Jennings, Mount Belvieu, Texas, and Brad Lee Jennings, Baytown; a sister, Wilma Vicknair, Denham Springs; three brothers and two sisters-in-law, Thad and Myrtle Jennings, Watson, and Edgar "Allen" Jennings Jr. and Cary and Joyce Jennings, all of Denham Springs; 17 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Elizabeth and Robert Wamsher, Carson, Calif.; two sisters-in-law, LaVerne Jennings, Missouri, and Rita Jennings, Denham Springs; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Preceded in death by his parents, Edgar Allen Sr. and Amy Jennings; a brother and sister-in-law, Wilford and Winnifred "Wimpy" Jennings; a brother, Edward Jennings; and a brother-in-law, Wilbert Vicknair. Pallbearers will be Eugene Branch, Jason Jennings, Jeremy Jennings, Scott Branch, Gary Jennings, Ted Temple, John Jennings and Brian Branch. He was of the Baptist faith. He was a devoted husband and father who enjoyed his family and his grandchildren. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed guitar playing, hunting, fishing and gardening. He was a very helpful individual who was always willing to extend a helping hand to whoever needed it. His big smile and joking personality will be greatly missed.

KERNION, (INFANT) MEREDITH CRYSTAL
Born May 4, 1999, she went to be God's little angel at 3:20 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 30, 2000, after a courageous battle with cancer. Her wonderful smile and beautiful blue eyes will be remembered by all. She was 18 months old and a resident of Marietta, Ga. She is survived by her parents, Chris Kernion and Jill Graffeo Kernion, Marietta; maternal grandparents, Kennith and Anne Graffeo, Baton Rouge; paternal grandparents, Jerry and Charlene Kernion, Anniston, Ala.; a sister, Breann Kernion, Marietta; two great-grandmothers, Vivian Nettleton, New Orleans, and Bobbie Potts, Kentwood; and loving aunts, uncles and cousins. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Children's Wish Foundation, P.O. Box 28785, Atlanta, GA 30358, or Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation. The family expresses thanks and appreciation to the doctors and staff at Children's Health Care of Atlanta for their care and support during her illness. Funeral services in Greenoaks Funeral Home chapel, 9595 Florida Blvd., at 11 a.m. Saturday. Interment in Greenoaks Memorial Park.

NEWCHURCH, AMY GUILLOT (MRS. HENRY)
A retired deputy clerk of court with Assumption Parish with 40 years of service and a resident of New Iberia, she died at 2:10 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2000, at IHS of Heritage North, New Iberia. She was 90 and a native of Plattenville. Visiting at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, Paincourtville, from 10 a.m. until religious services at 1 p.m. Friday, conducted by the Rev. Gary Belsome. Interment in St. Elizabeth Cemetery. Survived by a daughter, Georgiana Boudreaux Musso, New Iberia; a brother, Edwin Guillot, San Juan, Puerto Rico; two granddaughters, Anne Melancon, New Iberia, and Susan Viator, New Orleans; three grandsons, John and Stephen Musso, both of New Iberia, and Thomas Musso, Lafayette; a son-in-law, Dr. Joseph Musso, New Iberia; seven great-grandchildren; and three stepgreat-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her husband, Henry Newchurch; parents, Jean and Georgiana LeBrun Guillot; and a sister, Thelma Thibodeaux. Pallbearers will be Keith Melancon, John, Stephen and Thomas Musso, Malcolm Thibodeaux and Stafford Viator. She was an avid card player and sports fan and greatly enjoyed reading. She was and still is someone very special. David Funeral Home, New Iberia, in charge of arrangements.

PETERSON, ROSEMARIE DONNELLY
A Realtor with Coldwell Banker Mackey Co., she died at 10:39 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2000, at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center. She was a native of New Orleans and a resident of Baton Rouge. Visiting at Rabenhorst Funeral Home, 825 Government St., from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday. Visiting at Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church, 2250 Main St., from 11:30 a.m. until Mass of Christian Burial at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, celebrated by the Rev. Kenneth A. Smith Jr. Burial in Resthaven Gardens of Memory. She is survived by her husband, Albert Frederick Peterson Jr., Baton Rouge; three daughters, Karen Irene "Kip" Peterson and her husband, Bobby Jorgensen, Memphis, Tenn., KerryAnn Bleikamp and her husband, Kurt Bleikamp, Evergreen, Colo., and Kelleen Marie "Kelli" Seitz and her husband, Dr. Paul Seitz Jr., Houston; two sons, Albert Frederick Peterson III and his wife, Jane Dreher Peterson, and Donnelly Frederick Peterson, all of Baton Rouge; two sisters, Lorraine August, Alexandria, Va., and Ann Claire Mart, Metairie; a brother, James Francis Donnelly, New Orleans; and six grandchildren, Michael, Jonathan, Stephen and Sarah Peterson and Katie and Kyle Bleikamp. She was preceded in death by her parents, James William and Vertillian Marie Falkenstein Donnelly; and a sister, Vertillian Salgado. She was a member of Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church and Catholic Daughters of the Americas and was a life member of Our Lady of the Lake Auxiliary. She was designated chairwoman of the alumnae chapters at Dominican College. Memorial donations may be sent to Children's Miracle Network, 5000 Hennessey Blvd., Baton Rouge, LA 70808.

POCHE, BARRY ANTHONY
A training coordinator with Motiva Enterprises-Convent Plant with 22 years of service and a resident of Paulina, he died at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2000, in Baton Rouge. He was 47 and a native of Lutcher. He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran. Visiting was at Alexander Funeral Home, 2208 Jefferson Highway, Lutcher, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday. Visiting at the funeral home from 8 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Friday. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Paulina, at 11 a.m. Friday, conducted by the Rev. Frank Uter. Entombment in church mausoleum. Survived by his fiancee, Kitty Tramonte Louque, Gramercy; mother, Eunice Louque Poche, Paulina; twin daughter, Brandy Lynn Poche, Gramercy; two sons, twin, Brandon Anthony Poche and Jason Paul Poche, both of Gramercy; a sister and brother-in-law, Stacy and Blain Roussel, Garyville; and three brothers and sisters-in-law, Randy and Jenny Poche, Baton Rouge, Kenny and Kim Poche, Gramercy, and Marty and Annette Poche, Paulina. Preceded in death by his father, Marvin A. Poche.

PRICE, CLAUDIUS L. "PETE"
A resident of Baton Rouge, he died Saturday, Nov. 25, 2000, at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center. He was 81 and a native of Woodville, Miss. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. Visiting at Shiloh Baptist Church, 185 Eddie Robinson Sr. Drive, from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Friday. Religious services at the church at 11 a.m. Friday, conducted by the Rev. Charles T. Smith. Interment in Port Hudson National Cemetery. Survived by his wife, Alta Mae H. Price; his children and their spouses, Enola and Watson Williams, Richmond and Willie Mae Price, Melvin and Rose Price, Alton and Fannie Mae Price, Joseph Price, Atlanta, Annie and Jerry Shelby, Huntsville, Ala., Claudius Jr. and Mary Price, Jennie and Bennie Perry, Harry and Linda Price, Nadine Towns, Claudia M. Sterling and Alice R. Williams; and a brother, Victor Price Sr. Preceded in death by a son, Carver A. Price; mother and father, Lauria and Joseph St. Claire Price; and two sisters, Nadine Richardson and Velma P. Coleman. Honorary pallbearers are sons and sons-in-law. He was a member of American Legion Post 505, Shiloh Male Chorus and Leo S. Butler Senior Citizen Group. Desselle Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

PROVO, THE REV. GEORGE
A retired self-employed carpenter and a native and resident of Plaquemine, he died at 3:20 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 26, 2000, at River West Medical Center, Plaquemine. He was 91. Visiting at Beulah Lite Baptist Church, Plaquemine, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Friday. Visiting at Plymouth Rock Baptist Church, Plaquemine, from 6 p.m. until wake services at 7 p.m. Friday. Religious services at Plymouth Rock Baptist Church at 11 a.m. Saturday, conducted by the Rev. Joseph Jones and the Rev. Henry Tatten. Interment in Beulah Lite Baptist Church Cemetery. Survived by seven children, Dorothy Williams, Earline Smith, Shirley Lee, Lucille Cannon, Everline Mellieon, Joyce Henderson and George Provo Jr.; a brother, Earnest Provo; nieces, nephews, grandchildren, numerous other relatives and friends. A. Wesley Funeral Home, 10810 Ventress Drive, Maringouin, in charge of arrangements.

ROUSSEAU, ROGER JOAN
An employee of St. James Sugar Co-op and a resident of St. James, he died at 8:45 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 30, 2000, in St. James. He was 61 and a native of Paincourtville. Visiting at St. James Catholic Church from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Friday and after 8 a.m. Saturday. Mass of Christian Burial at the church at 11 a.m. Saturday, celebrated by the Rev. Louis Oubre. Entombment in church mausoleum. Survived by his wife, Gertrude Falgoust Rousseau, St. James; a daughter and son-in-law, Lynette and Kurt Martinez Sr., Donaldsonville; a son and daughter-in-law, Kevin and Lana Rousseau, St. James; two sisters, Eveline Alleman, Baton Rouge, and Agnes Hymel, Biloxi, Miss.; four brothers, Roy Rousseau, Klotzville, Stephen Rousseau, Donaldsonville, Eric Rousseau, Paincourtville, and Irwin Rousseau, Florida; and five grandchildren, Jessica, Jon and James Rousseau and Kurt Jr. and Justin Martinez. Preceded in death by his parents, Roy and Agnes Blanchard Rousseau; and a sister, Adele Rousseau. Ourso Funeral Home, Donaldsonville, in charge of arrangements.

ROUSSEL, ST. VIVIAN PIERRE "KET"
Retired from the U.S. Postal Service after 32 years of service and a resident of Convent, she died at 8:08 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 30, 2000. She was 80 and a native of Paulina. Visitation at H.C. Alexander Funeral Home of Lutcher, 2208 Jefferson Highway, Lutcher, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Saturday. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Michael Catholic Church, Convent, at 11 a.m. Saturday. Entombment in church cemetery. She was the beloved wife of the late Melvin J. Roussel; and mother and mother-in-law of Diane and Edmond Kinler Jr., Gaskin "Jimmy" and Elaine Roussel, Wayne and Sylvia Roussel and a late infant daughter. She was the daughter of the late Gaskin and Eleanor St. Cyr St. Pierre; sister of the late Henry J. Vicknair Jr.; grandmother of Donna, Bryan, Graig, Troy, Sheri, Dru and Shaun; and great-grandmother of six.

SCOTT, DENNIS RAY
A resident of Baton Rouge, he died Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2000, at Baton Rouge General Medical Center. He was 41 and a native of New Orleans. Visiting at Little Rock Baptist Church from 9 a.m. Saturday until religious services at 10 a.m., conducted by the Rev. J.W. Scott. Interment in Hope Cemetery. Survived by his mother, Onetha A. Scott, Baton Rouge; a daughter, Monica; three sons, Dennis Mars and Christopher Branaugh, both of Baton Rouge, and Stanley Johnson, Gonzales; three sisters, Margaret Page Scott and Catherine Scott Brown, both of Baton Rouge, and Geraldine Scott Boykins, Brooklyn, N.Y.; a brother, Kenneth Wayne Scott, Baton Rouge; three aunts, Rosa Cain, Hilda King and Phyllis James, all of Baton Rouge; three uncles, Matthew King Sr., Baton Rouge, Nolan Scott, New Orleans, and Leroy Scott, Inglewood, Calif.; nieces, nephew, other relatives and friends. Preceded in death by his father, Jesse Scott Sr.; a brother, Jesse Scott Jr.; a nephew, John Edward Boykins; and grandparents. Miller & Daughter Mortuary, Zachary, in charge of arrangements.

SCOTT, ELOUISE
A homemaker and a resident of Convent, she died at 2:15 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 23, 2000, at St. Elizabeth Hospital, Gonzales. She was 80 and a native of Welcome. Visiting at Lawson-Rollins Purple Shield Funeral Home, 511 W. Tobey, Gonzales, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday. Religious services at Jeremiah Baptist Church, La. 44, Convent, at 11 a.m. Saturday, conducted by the Rev. Joseph White. Interment in St. James United Methodist Church Cemetery. Survived by five daughters, Luberda Hawkins, Eula, Brenda and Barbara Scott and Shirley Peters; six sons and their wives, Herbert and Claudet Scott, Junious and Brendalen Scott, Norman and Louann Scott, Freeman and Sheila Scott, Melvin Scott, and Raymond and Carolyn Scott; three sisters, Enola Shield, Albertha Blair and Catherine Porter; five brothers, Melvin Winfield Sr., Elder Clarence Winfield, the Rev. Willie Winfield, Charlie Winfield and Freddie Winfield; two great-aunts, Rose Douglas and Leona Smith; 28 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Preceded in death by her husband, a son, parents, two sons-in-law, a daughter-in-law and a grandchild. She was mother of Jeremiah Baptist Church.

SCOTT, ERNADINE STALLINGS
A retired Piccadilly Cafeteria employee and a resident of Baton Rouge, she died at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2000, at her home. She was 60 and a native of Louisiana. Visiting at New Macedonia Church of God in Christ from 10 a.m. Saturday until religious services at 12:30 p.m., conducted by Elder Lloyd Nelson. Interment in Winnfield Memorial Park. Survived by a daughter, Bernadine S. Nelson, Zachary; two sons, Larry Hilbert, Baton Rouge, and Edward Stallings, Jackson; a sister, Idean Stallings, Baton Rouge; three brothers, Marshall, Jerry and Toney Stallings, all of Baton Rouge; 11 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Preceded in death by her parents, Charlie and Irene Stallings; and a son, James Stallings. Winnfield Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

SMITH, CARRIE JAMES
A resident of Baton Rouge, she died Sunday, Nov. 26, 2000, at Baton Rouge General Medical Center. She was a native of Geismar. Visiting at Winnfield Funeral Home from 8:30 a.m. Saturday until religious services at 10 a.m., conducted by the Rev. Dr. Edward Gaines. Interment in Winnfield Memorial Park. Survived by four daughters, Sandra, Janice and Kimberly Smith and Debbie Chaney; four sons, Elroy, Carnell, Rodney and Tyrone Smith; two sisters, Virginia James and Rosemary Favorites; a brother, Felton James; a brother-in-law, Amos Favorites; a sister-in-law, Velma Gaines; 31 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and numerous uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives. Preceded in death by her father and mother; and a son, Kevin Smith.

STEPHENS, NADINE WATKINS
A beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, she died Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2000, at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center. She was 81, a resident of Baton Rouge and a native of Denham Springs. Visitation at Rabenhorst Funeral Home East, 11000 Florida Blvd., from 10 a.m. Saturday until religious services at 11 a.m., conducted by the Rev. Ron Tyndall. Private cryptside services at Resthaven Gardens of Memory Mausoleum, conducted by the Rev. Ron Tyndall. Preceded in death by her husband of more than 60 years, Melvon "Steve" Stephens; a grandson, Scott E. Little; three sisters; and a brother. Survived by two daughters and a son-in-law, Barbara and Glen Smith, Baton Rouge, and Mary Ann DeBord, Houston; a son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Rhonda Stephens, Houston; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and a sister, Mrs. Roy (Estelle) Miley, Denham Springs. She was a member of Parkview Baptist Church for 55 years and a member of the Lydia Sunday school class. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to American Parkinson's Disease Association, 1250 Hylan Blvd., Suite 4B, Staten Island, NY 10305. (1-800-223-2732).

STODDARD, JOSEPH RODNEY
A retired mechanical engineer with Martin Marietta and a resident of Baton Rouge, he died at 12:35 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 30, 2000, at his home. He was 92 and a native of Lincolnville, Maine. Visiting at University Presbyterian Church, 3240 Dalrymple Drive, from 2 p.m. Saturday until memorial services at 3 p.m., conducted by the Rev. Carla Keys. Survived by his wife, Charlotte Estabrook Stoddard; a daughter and son-in-law, Linda Stoddard and Douglas Walker, Baton Rouge; two sons and a daughter-in-law, John E. and Julie Stoddard, W. Groton, Mass., and Carl Philip Stoddard, Rockland, Maine; a sister, Dorothy Stoddard French, Rockland, Maine; eight grandchildren, John E. Stoddard Jr. and wife Beth, East Lyme, Conn., James P. Stoddard and wife Lisa, Middle Grove, N.Y., Jody Carl Stoddard, Boulder, Colo., George Camden Stoddard, San Francisco, Amity Elizabeth Stoddard, Bar Harbor, Maine, Kent Benson Walker, Boone, N.C., and Cheryl Rebekah Walker and Jaclyn Stoddard Walker, both of Baton Rouge; five great-grandchildren, Catherine, Allison, Megan, James and Joshua. He was a graduate of the University of Maine and a member of Tau Beta Pi. He was also a member of a Masonic lodge in Reading, Mass. Rabenhorst Funeral Home, 825 Government St., in charge of arrangements.

TAYLOR-LEONARD, MARY D.
A homemaker and a resident and native of Baton Rouge, she died Saturday, Nov. 25, 2000, at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center. She was 91. Visiting at Desselle Funeral Home from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday. Religious services at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church at 11 a.m. Saturday, conducted by the Rev. Michael Saah-Buckman, S.S.J. Interment in Gilbert Memorial Park.

THOMPSON, LOTTIE
A homemaker and resident and native of Geismar, she died at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 25, 2000, at Baton Rouge General Medical Center-Mid City. She was 75. Visiting at Mount Pilgrim Baptist Church, La. 75, Geismar, from 5 p.m. until wake services at 8 p.m. Friday. Religious services at the church at 11 a.m. Saturday, conducted by the Rev. Irvin Briley Jr. Interment in church cemetery. Survived by four daughters, Viola, Ola and Vivian Thompson and Bobby Anderson; three sons, Larry, Allen and Perry Thompson; a sister, Irma Morris; two brothers, Jimmy and Edward Miller; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Preceded in death by her husband; a son; parents; and a daughter, Onita Thompson, on Nov. 22, 2000. She was a deaconess with Mount Pilgrim Baptist Church. Lawson-Rollins Purple Shield Funeral Home, Gonzales, in charge of arrangements.

THOMPSON, ONITA "MICKEY"
A custodian with Orleans Parish school system, she died at 11:38 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2000, at Meadow Crest Hospital, Gretna. She was 42, a resident of New Orleans and a native of Geismar. Visiting at Mount Pilgrim Baptist Church, La. 73, Geismar, from 5 p.m. until wake services at 8 p.m. Friday. Religious services at the church at 11 a.m. Saturday, conducted by the Rev. Irvin Briley Jr. Interment in church cemetery. Survived by a daughter, Jasmine Perry; a son, Tony Thompson; four sisters, Viola, Ola and Vivian Thompson and Bobby Anderson; three brothers, Larry, Allen and Perry Thompson; a devoted friend, James Perry; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Preceded in death by her father and a brother. Her mother, Lottie Thompson, died Nov. 25, 2000. She was a member of Greater Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church, Algiers. Lawson-Rollins Purple Shield Funeral Home, Gonzales, in charge of arrangements.

WASHINGTON, BESSIE
An adult sitter and a resident of Baton Rouge, she died at 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2000, at Baton Rouge General Medical Center-Mid City. She was 81 and a native of Fayette, Miss. Visiting at First Baptist Church of Richmond Park, 3115 Newton St., from 8 a.m. Saturday until religious services at 11 a.m., with the Rev. William Davis Sr. officiating. Interment in Southern Memorial Gardens, Scotlandville. Survived by a daughter, Mary T. Green, Riverside, Calif.; eight sons, Robert Lee, Johnny and Joe Berry, all of Baton Rouge, Benjamin Berry, Monrovia, Calif., Shelby M. Berry, Decatur, Ill., James Stewart, Natchez, Miss., Donald Lee and Ronald Lee Washington, both of Baton Rouge; 41 grandchildren, 49 great-grandchildren, 41 great-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. Preceded in death by her parents, Monroe and Mary Warner; two sisters, Mary Warner and Amma Ferrell; two brothers, Eugene Warner Sr. and Isaih Warner; three daughters, Margie L. James, Dianne Berry and Dell Baby Berry; and husbands, Benjamin Berry Sr. and Herman Washington. Pallbearers will be grandsons. Arrangements are handled by Daigre Southern Funeral Home (225-389-1002).

WATKINS, CHARLIE
A resident and native of Baton Rouge, he died Monday, Nov. 27, 2000, at his home. He was a U.S. Army veteran. Visiting at Miller & Daughter Mortuary, Edward Green Chapel, Zachary, from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday. Religious services at St. John Baptist Church No. 1, Woodville, Miss., at 1 p.m. Saturday, conducted by the Rev. Ernest Ford. Interment in church cemetery. Survived by his wife, Allean C. Watkins, Baton Rouge; two daughters and a son-in-law, Jennifer L. Watkins and Kathy Watkins and Gregory Ross, all of Baton Rouge; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Frederick C. Watkins and Dwayne E. and Alfreda Watkins, all of Baton Rouge; father-in-law, Oliver Conrad Sr., Woodville; a sister, Mary W. Johnson, Meriden, Conn.; five grandchildren, Courtney Watkins, Eboney Watkins, Ivory Watkins, Jasmin Ross and Jeniah Calvin, all of Baton Rouge; three godchildren, two brothers-in-law, five sisters-in-law, and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Preceded in death by parents, maternal grandparents, paternal grandparents and mother-in-law.

WHEELER, WAYNE
A resident of Baton Rouge, he died at 10:20 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 30, 2000, at Baton Rouge General Medical Center. He was 58 and a native of Birmingham, Ala. He was a National Guard veteran. Survived by his mother, Ernestine Wheeler, Baton Rouge; two sons, Beau Wheeler, Gonzales, and Christian Wheeler, Baton Rouge; two sisters, Diane Wheeler Reeves, Walker, and Nina David, Baton Rouge; two grandchildren, Amber Polozola and Tristyn Wheeler, both of Gonzales; and numerous nieces, nephews and close friends. Preceded in death by his father, Clyde Buford Wheeler. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made 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.

WHITLEY, MRS. WILLIAM ASHER (JOEL NICHOLS)
A longtime resident of Baton Rouge, she died at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2000, in Memphis, Tenn. She was 86 and a native of Monroe. Visiting at Rabenhorst Funeral Home, 825 Government St., from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday. Religious services at First United Methodist Church, 930 North Blvd., at 10 a.m. Saturday, conducted by the Rev. Chris Andrews. Entombment in Resthaven Gardens of Memory Mausoleum. She was preceded in death by her husband of more than 60 years, William Asher Whitley; and son, William Danton Whitley. She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Jayne and Don Berube of Germantown, Tenn.; two grandsons, a granddaughter and three great-grandchildren. She was a member of First United Methodist Church, the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the state of Louisiana, Kappa Delta sorority, Chapter AA of PEO Sisterhood in Baton Rouge and Memphis, Novel Book Club, Arts and Decorations Club and Study Club of Baton Rouge.

WILLIAMS, LOUISE WEBB
A retired clerk with the U.S. Postal Service and a resident of Baton Rouge, she died at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2000, at her home. She was 58 and a native of Woodville, Miss. Visiting at Elm Grove Baptist Church, North 38th St., from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday. Religious services at Bleakhouse Baptist Church, Woodville, at 2 p.m. Saturday, conducted by the Rev. John H. Scott Sr. Interment in church cemetery. Survived by her husband, Douglas Williams Sr.; mother, Ollie Mae Webb; a daughter, Leticia Williams Barth‚ and husband Clifford; two sons, Douglas Williams II and Desmond Williams; three sisters, Cinderella Clark, Gail Tolliver and husband Charles, and Janice Holloway and husband Michael; two brothers, Leon Webb Jr. and Cardell Webb and wife Nanna; and a grandson, Joshua Williams. Preceded in death by her father, Leon Webb Sr. She was a 1966 graduate of Southern University. Winnfield Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

WILLIAMS, MARY ELLA WASHINGTON
Beloved mother of Betty Williams Paul and Charles and Ronald Williams, she passed into the hands of our Lord and Savior at 4:15 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2000, at Baton Rouge General Medical Center-Mid City. She was a retired dedicated teacher with East Baton Rouge Parish school system. She was 78 and a resident and native of Baton Rouge. Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend religious services at Greater St. James Baptist Church, conducted by the Rev. Dr. W.M. Finister, at 10 a.m. Saturday. Visitation at the church from 8 a.m. until religious services begin. Interment in Lutheran Cemetery. Winnfield Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. She will be lovingly missed by her daughter, Betty, and two sons, Charles and Ronald. She is also survived by a son-in-law, Oscar Marshall Paul; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild; two sisters-in-law, Olivia "Sweetie" Roberts, Blue Island, Ill., and Ophelia Jones, Chicago; a special friend and neighbor, Eliza Tucker; other relatives and friends. Preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Letha Washington; a son, Arthur Williams Jr.; and the father of her children, Arthur Williams.


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