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ADCOCK, MABEL BOURG
A retired postmistress with the U.S. Postal Service in Belle Rose/Klotzville and a resident of Donaldsonville, she died at 7:40 a.m. Friday, April 20, 2001, in Donaldsonville. She was 79 and a native of Belle Alliance. Visiting at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, Donaldsonville, from 11 a.m. until Mass of Christian Burial at noon Saturday, concelebrated by the Rev. Michael Galea and the Rev. Randy Cuevas. Entombment in Ascension Mausoleum. Survived by a sister, Alma B. Adams, Donaldsonville; a brother, Claude Bourg Sr., Donaldsonville; a special nephew, Darden "Potchie" Adams; a special great-niece, Erin Adams; nieces and other nephews. Preceded in death by her husband, Charles V. "Chuck" Adcock; a daughter, Valerie Adcock; a granddaughter, Hattie Falcon; parents, Valery and Sedonia L. Grange Bourg; a sister and six brothers.

ANDERSON, LUBERTHA ELLOIS
A retired principal with the Pointe Coupee Parish school system and a resident of New Roads, she died at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 17, 2001, in Ventress. She was 92 and a native of Ventress. Visiting at St. Augustine Catholic Church, New Roads, from 8 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Saturday. Services will be conducted by Knights of Peter Claver Ladies Auxiliary and Zeta Phi Beta sorority. Religious services at the church at 11 a.m. Saturday, conducted by the Rev. Anthony Nwachukou-Udaku, S.S.J. Interment in Chenal Cemetery. Survived by two sisters, Eveline Christopher and Georgiana Batiste, both of Ventress; two sisters-in-law, Angelena Ellois, Ventress, and Evelyn Ellois, Baton Rouge; a niece, Catherine E. Stevenson and husband Roosevelt J. Stevenson, Baton Rouge; two great-nieces, Kemberly A. Stevenson and Valarie Ellois, both of Pittsburgh; and two nephews, Willard J. Ellois and wife Mary C. Ellois, Ventress, and J. Bernard Ellois and wife Mary P. Ellois, Pittsburgh. Preceded in death by her husband, Cary Anderson; parents, Edward and Delphine Ellois; a sister, Beatrice Ellois; and two brothers, Leroy Ellois and Dr. Edward R. Ellois Jr. She received a bachelor of arts degree from Southern University and a master of arts degree in administration and supervision from the University of Illinois. She pursued further studies at LSU, Syracuse University and the University of Chicago. She was a life member of Mu Zeta Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta sorority and Southern University and the University of Illinois alumni associations. She was a member of Knights of Peter Claver Ladies Auxiliary, National Education Association of Elementary and Secondary School Principals and American Legion Auxiliary Post No. 560. Pointe Coupee Funeral Home, New Roads, in charge of arrangements.

BLADES, OTERA THELMA PIERCE
Died at 10:30 p.m. Thursday, April 19, 2001, at Kentwood Manor Nursing Home, Kentwood. She was 95, a native of Tangipahoa Parish and a resident of Kentwood. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, from 8 a.m. until religious services at 11 a.m. Saturday, conducted by Dr. Danny Smith. Interment in Spring Creek Cemetery, Spring Creek. Survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Elaine B. and Cade Williams, Kentwood; three daughters-in-law, Donice McIntyre Blades, Lenora Givens Blades and Inez Slaven Blades, all of Kentwood; 11 grandchildren, Reggie and Roy Blades, Keitha B. Allen, Connie B. Blades, Desiree and Darcy Blades, Jimmy Lynn Williams, Vickie W. Neyland, Sonya W. Newman and Jason and Tyrone Blades; and seven great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her husband, Lynn Elias Blades; three sons, James Dalton Blades, Winfred Alva Blades and Bobby Lynn Blades; three sisters, Hollen Pierce, Edna Ellen P. Breland and Ruby Cleo P. Guy; and four brothers, Ashford Bryant "Boots" Pierce, Roy Peter Pierce, Devon "Duby" Pierce and Norman Vernon "Pete" Pierce. Pallbearers will be her grandsons. She was an excellent cook and a loving and dedicated mother and wife who always put the needs of her children and family ahead of her own. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions or donations to the Spring Creek Baptist Church Challenge Fund, 72937 La. 1061, Kentwood, LA 70444, Louisiana Baptist Children’s Home, P.O. Box 4196, Monroe, LA 71211, or to a charity of choice.

BROWDER, ELINORA
A retired employee of Southern University Housing Department and a resident of Baton Rouge, she died at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, April 19, 2001, at Baton Rouge General Medical Center. She was 85 and a native of St. Francisville. Visiting at Mount Bethel Missionary Baptist Church from 3 p.m. Sunday until religious services at 7 p.m., conducted by the Rev. Gregory L. Coates. Dismissal at 11 a.m. Monday. Interment in Southern Memorial Gardens. Survived by her husband, the Rev. Frank Browder Sr.; two daughters, Mamie Bell and Jessie Mae Taylor; three sons, Frank Browder Jr., Walter E. Browder and Alvin J. Browder; four sisters, Winnie Sanders, Sallie Coleman, Mary Johnson and Augusta Bush; 14 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her parents, a daughter and three brothers. Pallbearers will be Frank Browder Jr., Walter Browder, Frank Browder III, Matroy Browder, Iberville Taylor and James Walter. Honorary pallbearers are Alvin Browder, Frank Browder III, Troy Browder, Leadrew Johnson Jr., Don Browder, Reginald Johnson, Keith Johnson, Jesse Sanders and Emanuel Sanders. She was a member of the Steward Board, Alsen Senior Citizens and Alsen-St. Irma Lee Volunteer Fire Department. Winnfield Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

COLEMAN, SAMMIE LEE
A resident of Baton Rouge, he departed this life Thursday, April 19, 2001, at Earl K. Long Medical Center. He was 50. Visiting at Black Creek AME Church, off La. 10 in Greensburg, from 10 a.m. until religious services at 2 p.m. Saturday, conducted by the Rev. Amanda Lee. Interment in church cemetery. MJR Friendly Service Funeral Home Inc., Denham Springs, in charge of arrangements.

DUPONT, VERA CORDELIA LANDRY
The first supervisor and a former director of the Plaquemine Teenage Youth Center from 1941-1953 and a retired sales associate with the Village Dress Shop from 1953-1965, she died at 4:01 a.m. Friday, April 20, 2001, at Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center, Lafayette. She was 100, a native of Paincourtville, a resident of Lafayette and a former longtime resident of Plaquemine. Visitation at Wilbert Funeral Home, Plaquemine, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday, with recitation of the rosary at 7 p.m. Visitation at St. Clement of Rome Catholic Church from 9 a.m. until Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. Monday, celebrated by the Rev. Jerome Dugas. Interment in St. John Cemetery, Plaquemine. Survived by two daughters, Barbara D. Bourgeois, Broussard, and Celeste "Willie" Milliken, Lafayette; a son, Joseph E. Dupont Jr., Plaquemine; 17 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Emile Dupont Sr.; a son, Thomas Dalton Dupont; her parents, Dr. Adrian A. Landry and Celeste Barker Landry; four brothers, her eldest brother James B. Landry, Earl A. Landry, George D. Landry and Louis A. Landry; and two sisters, Grace L. Knecht and Eva L. Rayne. Pallbearers will be her grandchildren. She was an active member of St. Edmond Catholic Church in Lafayette and was a former member of Catholic Daughters of the Americas. The family will accept flowers. Memorial donations may be made to Missionaries of Charity, 911 St. John St., Lafayette, LA 70501, or to St. John Interparochial School System, c/o Lester Bourg, 58645 St. Clement Ave., Plaquemine, LA 70764-3599.

GAUDIN, GERALD WAYNE
A Louisiana National Guardsman and a resident of Walker, he died at 4:50 a.m. Friday, April 20, 2001, at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center. He was 46 and a native of Baton Rouge. Visiting at Rabenhorst Funeral Home East, 11000 Florida Blvd., from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday. Other arrangements are pending.

GERAN, NAOMI WASHINGTON "PEACHES"
A musician and a resident and native of Baton Rouge, she died at 3 a.m. Monday, April 16, 2001, at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center. Visiting at Hall’s Mortuary, Port Allen, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Visiting at Interdenominational Faith Assembly from 5 p.m. until religious services from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday, conducted by pastors Jim and Edith Howard. Dismissal at 10 a.m. Monday. Interment in Southern Memorial Gardens. Survived by her husband, Mitchell J. Geran; two sons, Derek Washington and wife Chandra, Donaldsonville, and Michael Geran and wife Mallery, Denham Springs; two daughters, Michelle G. Johnson and husband Joseph, and Stephanie Harris and husband Elcide, all of Baton Rouge; Anita Renee Chatman, Atlanta, who was like a daughter to her; a stepson, Mitchell Duncan and wife Melanie; a sister, Barbara Washington Brown; three nieces, Naomi Riley, Baton Rouge, Barbara Lewis and Farris Smith, both of New Orleans; a nephew, Edwin Terry Brown, Baton Rouge; and 13 grandchildren, Dereka, Derek Jr., Sean Christopher, Genesis, Gabrielle, Michael Terence II, Joshua David, Kayla, Kameron Micah, Brittany, Brian, Chris and Joseph Haywood III. Preceded in death by her mother, father and a sister.

LANDRY, MARIE DAIGLE
And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, Today shalt thou be with me in paradise. — Luke 23:43. Beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, she went to meet her beloved Jesus at 3 a.m. Thursday, April 19, 2001, at Dixon Hospital in Summit Hospital. She was 90, a resident of Baton Rouge and a native of Brusly St. Martin. Visiting was at Rabenhorst Funeral Home East, 11000 Florida Blvd., from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday. Visiting at the funeral home from 8 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. Saturday. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Louis King of France Catholic Church, 2121 N. Sherwood Forest Drive, at 10 a.m. Saturday, celebrated by the Rev. Maynard E. Hurst. Interment in Resthaven Gardens of Memory. Survived by three sons and two daughters-in-law, Hubert L. Landry, Baton Rouge, Charles R. and Margaret Landry, Walker, and Edgar J. and Susan Landry, Baton Rouge; nine grandchildren, Liz R. Berg, Kathy Bently, Donna Bodin, Mary Stewart, Janelle Guidry, Tammy Joseph, Lisa Landry, Jamie Landry and Bert Landry; and seven great-grandchildren, Matt Landry, Ashley and Julie Bodin, Kyle and Kaci Guidry and Terry and Chris Berg. Preceded in death by her husband, Luke Henry Landry; and a daughter, Marie "Bootsie" Rousseau. She was a member of St. Louis King of France Catholic Church and Catholic Daughters of the Americas.

LODGE, GARY RAY "WIZARD"
An employee of the town of St. Gabriel and a native and resident of Sunshine, he died Wednesday, April 18, 2001. He was 38. Religious services at First Mount Carmel Baptist Church at 11 a.m. Saturday, conducted by Bishop Eugene Harris. Interment in church cemetery. Survived by his wife, Rosie Lee Lodge; parents, Frank and Lucille Lodge, Sunshine; a daughter, Ashley Lodge, Baton Rouge; two sons, Gary and Carlos Lodge, both of Sunshine; a stepson, Calvin Collier, Baton Rouge; two sisters, Beverly Lodge, Sunshine, and Sandra Davis, Baton Rouge; five brothers, Frank Lodge Jr., Ronald Grace and wife Terry, St. Gabriel, Michael Johnson, Darrell Lodge and wife Jacqueline, and Aaron Lodge Jr. and wife Jessica, all of Sunshine; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

MATTSON, VIRTUE NICHOLS
Went to be with the Lord at 9:30 a.m. Friday, April 20, 2001, at Lane Memorial Hospital, Zachary. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother and retired nurse’s aide at Lane Memorial Hospital, Zachary. She was 86, a resident of Baker and a native of Sargeant’s Bluff, Iowa. Visiting at Baker Funeral Home, Baker, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday and after 9 a.m. Monday. Religious services at the funeral home chapel at 11 a.m. Monday, conducted by the Rev. Jerry Potts. Graveside services at Memorial Cemetery, Fremont, Neb., under the direction of Ludvigsen Mortuary, Fremont, (402-721-4440). Survived by her husband of 52 years, Raymond L. Mattson, Baker; six sons and daughters-in-law, Gary and Judy Benham, Golden, Colo., Daryl and Beverly Benham, Fremont, Paul and Wanda Mattson, Baker, Daniel and Elizabeth Mattson and Ted and Margaret Mattson, all of Zachary, and Martin and Barbara Mattson, Baker; a sister, Ann Giffin, Colorado; 12 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by a brother and three sisters. She was a member of Northside Baptist Church.

MCKNIGHT, LEROY
A resident and native of Baton Rouge, he died Friday, April 13, 2001. He was 45. Visiting at New Southside Funeral Home from 9 a.m. until 10:45 a.m. Saturday. Religious services at the funeral home at 11 a.m. Saturday, conducted by the Rev. Hardin. Interment in Sweet Olive Cemetery. Survived by his mother, Delores McKnight, Baton Rouge; a sister, Dianne Holland, Los Angeles; and two brothers, Lawrence H. McKnight, Los Angeles, and Darryl McKnight, Baton Rouge. Preceded in death by his father, Lawrence H. McKnight; and grandmother, Irene Robinson.

MEDINE, JR. ANTHONY
Died at 11:10 a.m. Friday, April 20, 2001. Arrangements pending at Ourso Funeral Home, Donaldsonville.

MORRIS, SR. CLIFTON TATE
A retired Baton Rouge pediatrician who practiced for 61 years, he died Thursday afternoon, April 19, 2001, at Ollie Steele Burden Manor. Visiting at Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church, 2250 Main St., from 8:30 a.m. Monday until funeral Mass at 10 a.m., celebrated by the Rev. Frank Uter, the Rev. Daniel Walsh and the Rev. Kenneth Smith. Interment in Roselawn Memorial Park. Survived by his wife, Sybil Ory Uter Morris; three children, Mary Morris Carlock Kidd, Dr. Clifton Tate Morris Jr. and Dr. William Gourrier Morris; five stepchildren, Candace Uter DeRussy, Nancy Uter Giordano-Echegoyen, Susan Uter Daly Shaughnessy, Ellen Driscoll Uter and Lawrence Aloysius Uter Jr.; 10 grandchildren; seven stepgrandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by his first wife, Florence Gourrier Selser Morris; father and mother, Dr. and Mrs. Harrison G. Morris; a brother, Harrison G. Morris Jr.; a sister, Neva Morris Iles; and a grandson, Daniel Carlock Jr. Pallbearers will be grandsons, Dr. James Morris, Dr. Eric Morris, Clifton Tate Morris III, David Carlock, Adam Daly and Andre DeRussy. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church.

NELSON, HAZEL PARRIS
A homemaker and retired formal joint proprietor of Booty’s Southner for 22 years, she died at 8 p.m. Thursday, April 19, 2001, at Heritage Manor Nursing Home, Houma. She was 73, a resident of Houma and a native of Spartanburg, S.C. Visiting at Chauvin Funeral Home chapel, 5899 La. 311, Houma, from 10 a.m. until religious services at 11:30 a.m. Saturday. Interment in Garden of Memories Cemetery. Survived by a son, Roy Boudreaux Jr., Baton Rouge; a sister, Agnes P. Curry, Spartanburg; and two grandchildren, Will and Brown Boudreaux. Preceded in death by her second husband, William H. Nelson; first husband, Roy Boudreaux Sr.; parents, J.P. and Mary Ann Mason Parris; three brothers, Claude, Wallace and Boyd Parris; and a sister, Annie Lou Parris.

PETERMAN, ROMA LOCKE
A resident of Hammond, she died at 6:30 a.m. Friday, April 20, 2001, at North Oaks Medical Center, Hammond. She was 88 and a native of Taylor County, Ga. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 1 p.m. until religious services at 4 p.m. Saturday, conducted by the Rev. Casey Tingle. Interment in Amite Memorial Gardens, Amite. Survived by three daughters and sons-in-law, Elizabeth and John R. Breezee, Hammond, Nadine and Bobby "Bull" Lambert, Amite, and Frances and Robert Smart, Roseland; three sons and daughters-in-law, Jerry and Mildred Peterman, Butler, Ga., Charles and Shirley Peterman, Zachary, and Ronnie and Vivian Peterman, Springfield; 16 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; a great-great-granddaughter; and eight sisters-in-law. Preceded in death by her husband, L.E. Peterman Jr.; a son, Clifford Peterman; two granddaughters, Brenda Hawkins and Sandra Kay Smart; a great-grandson, Adam Lawrence Lambert; a sister, Pauline Locke; a brother, Eugene Locke; and her parents, Cliff and Susie Locke.

PHILLIPS, ELOISE
A resident of Kentwood, she died at 11:47 p.m. Thursday, April 19, 2001, at Hood Memorial Hospital, Amite. She was 72 and a native of Pike County, Miss. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday. Visitation at the funeral home from 8 a.m. until religious services at 2 p.m. Sunday, conducted by the Rev. Otis Hope. Interment in Tangipahoa Cemetery, Tangipahoa. Survived by a daughter, Debbie Delitha Phillips, Kentwood; a son, Pierce Madison Phillips, Georgia; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two sisters, Inez Blades, Kentwood, and Marguerite Bethany, Baton Rouge; and three brothers, T.C., Whyman and John Slaven, all of Kentwood. Preceded in death by her husband, William Pierce Phillips; two sons, Ronnie Ray and Jimmy Dale Pierce; and a brother, Junior Slaven.

SANFORD, OLLIE BELL DANIEL
A resident of Baton Rouge, she died at 4:30 a.m. Thursday, April 19, 2001, at her home. She was 80 and a native of Clinton. Visiting at Green’s Chapel AME Church from 4 p.m. Sunday until religious services at 7 p.m., conducted by the Rev. C.P. Coleman. Dismissal at 10 a.m. Monday. Interment in Southern Memorial Gardens. Survived by a brother, Robert Daniel Sr.; a nephew, Robert Daniel Jr.; a stepdaughter, Dr. Juanita S. Bradford; and a stepson, Clifton Sanford. Preceded in death by her parents, Jeff and Gertrude Daniel; and husband, McBurnett Sanford. She was educated in the East Feliciana Parish public school system and graduated from Carrie’s Beauty School. She was a member of the church choir and Missionary Society. Richardson Funeral Home, Clinton, in charge of arrangements.

SCHUETZ, THOMAS EUGENE ARTHUR
Born in Lincoln, Neb., on April 22, 1932, he was educated at Concordia Preparatory School in Milwaukee and Concordia Lutheran Seminary in St. Louis. Ordained in 1957, he served as missionary-at-large, overseeing the establishment of Trinity Lutheran Church in Baton Rouge. In 1963, he took the call to Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in New Orleans, where he served until 1986. Embarking on a new career, he became a nursing home administrator, first at St. John’s Lutheran Home and subsequently at Forest Manor in Covington and Harahan Guest House until his retirement. He was called home on Wednesday, April 18, 2001, after a lengthy battle with leukemia. Preceded in death by his parents, Theodore W.E. Schuetz and Alma Parsch Schuetz. He is survived by a daughter, Katherine M. Schuetz; a son and daughter-in-law, Stephen D.M. Schuetz and Robin Holloway Schuetz, and their children, Michael and Hannah Schuetz; his first wife, Barbara Gerland Schuetz; and his second wife, Sandra Crosby Schuetz, and her family. Visitation at Tharp-Sontheimer-Tharp Funeral Home, 1600 N. Causeway Blvd., Metairie, from 1 p.m. until funeral services at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 22, 2001, on his 69th birthday. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to Leukemia Society or to Trinity Lutheran Church are preferred.

VICKNAIR, JOHN ELMORE "BIG JOHN"
A civil superintendent with Barriere Construction Co. and a resident of Gonzales, he died at 5:03 a.m. Friday, April 20, 2001, in Gonzales. He was 63 and a native of Springfield. Visitation was from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday at Ourso Funeral Home, Gonzales. Visiting at the funeral home from 10 a.m. until religious services at 2 p.m. Saturday, conducted by the Rev. Eugene Gullet. Interment in Hope Haven Cemetery, Gonzales. Survived by his fiancée, Cecilia Wright, Gonzales; mother, Edith Paxton Vicknair, Baton Rouge; two daughters, Carla Vicknair Turner, Springfield, and Darla Vicknair Winkler, Brittany; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Violet LeBlanc, Gonzales, and Connie and Ray Rivette, Franklinton; and two brothers and sisters-in-law, Tommy and Marian Vicknair, Slidell, and Bill and Jean Vicknair, Centreville, Miss. Preceded in death by his father, Elmore Vicknair. Pallbearers will be Junior Ballard, Duane, Jeff and Tommy Vicknair, Doyle Rushing and Cecil E. Turner II. Honorary pallbearers are Darrell and Darrin Rushing. He was a member of Hominy Ridge Hunting Club.


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