Miscellaneous Orleans Parish, Louisiana Obituaries - 1998

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April 3, 1998

LORMA MONROE ANDERSON

Lorma Monroe Anderson, a homemaker, died Tuesday at Bayfront Medical Center in St. Petersburg, Fla. She was 82. Mrs. Anderson was born in New Orleans and had lived in St. Petersburg since 1949. Survivors include a son, James W. Anderson of Tallahassee, Fla.; a sister, Neva Intravia of Metairie; a grandchild; and two great-grandchildren. There will be no services. Blount, Curry & Roel Funeral Home in St. Petersburg is in charge of arrangements.

FLORENCE M. BLOXSON

Florence M. Bloxson, a retired domestic worker, died Saturday at Memorial Medical Center. She was 87. Mrs. Bloxson was born in Centreville, Miss., and lived in New Orleans for many years. She was a member of Stronger Hope A&P Club No. 3 and the Order of Calanthe Knights of Pythias. She was a co-founder of Elder Call Inc. Survivors include a daughter, Arthemease Melancon; a brother, Bill Swift of Centreville; and two sisters, Mary Lizzie Riley of East St. Louis, Ill., and Wilhelmina Hadley of Little Rock, Ark. A wake will be held today at 8 p.m. at Plymouth Rock Baptist Church, 233 Hillary St. A funeral will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at the church. Burial will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery. D.W. Rhodes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

LEROY BRIDGES JR.

Leroy Bridges Jr., a retired bricklayer, died Monday of cancer at University Rehabilitation Hospital. He was 65. Mr. Bridges was born in Monticello, Miss., and lived in New Orleans for the past 40 years. He was a member of Pilgrim Progress Baptist Church. Survivors include his companion, Mable Davis; a foster daughter, Beryl Stypes of Atlanta; and two brothers, Joseph Bridges of Moses Lake, Wash., and James Bridges of Denver. A funeral will be held Friday at 10 a.m. at Pilgrim Progress Baptist Church, 3600 Loyola Ave. Burial will be in Providence Memorial Park Mausoleum. Dorothy Lawless Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

MIRACLE JOY BROWN

Miracle Joy Brown was stillborn Friday at University Hospital. Survivors include her parents, Trina and Byron Brown Sr.; three brothers, Sean Johnson and Devin and Byron L. Brown Jr.; a sister, Chelsea Brown; and her grandparents, Geraldine Hunter and Viola and Leroy Montreuil. A funeral will be held Friday at noon at Household of Faith Church, 630 Jackson Ave. Visitation will begin Friday at 11:30 a.m. Burial will be in Providence Memorial Park. D.W. Rhodes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

LOUISE J. BUTLER

Louise J. Butler, a homemaker, died Monday of a heart attack at St. Claude Medical Center. She was 73. Mrs. Butler was born in Plaquemine and lived in New Orleans for the past 54 years. Survivors include two sons, Gerald L. Butler of Atlanta and Ronald Butler; four daughters, Edna M. Love, Louella B. Bland, Sharon D. Nettles and Doris A. Mack; a brother, Joseph Johnson; a sister, Rosemary Johnson; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. A wake and funeral will be held Friday at 8 p.m. at Greater St. Matthew Baptist Church No. 2, 1626 S. Rampart St. Dismissal will be Saturday at 10 a.m. at the church. Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Park. D.W. Rhodes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

BEATRICE TAYLOR WILLIAMS CARR

Beatrice Taylor Williams Carr, a homemaker, died Sunday at East Jefferson General Hospital. She was 75. Mrs. Carr was born in Detroit and had lived in Jefferson for many years. Survivors include seven sons, John Carr of Wildwood, Fla., L.S. Carr and Albert, Larry, George, August and Presley Williams; six daughters, Jeanette Stevenson of San Francisco, Brenda Wallace of Union City, Calif., Lois Hughes, Catherine Heim, Mary Apels and Margaret Walters; a sister, Evelyn T. Jones; 32 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. A funeral will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at First Zion Baptist Church, 1409 S. Causeway Blvd., Jefferson. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Mount Olivet Mausoleum. D.W. Rhodes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

RAYMOND `BO' CARTER

Raymond ``Bo'' Carter died Tuesday of gunshot wounds in the 2500 block of Gravier Street. He was 30. Mr. Carter was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. Survivors include his companion, Elitia C. Parker; three daughters, Renice Daniels and Rayelle and Ashante Parker; his mother, Iris Hebert Carter; two brothers, Ralph and Tiche Carter; three sisters, Demara Davis and Ivory and Sonia Carter; and his grandmother, Geraldine Page. Services will be private. Burial will be in Providence Memorial Park. Jacob Schoen & Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

MARY DAWSON

Mary Dawson, a homemaker, died Sunday of heart failure at Maison Orleans Nursing Home II. She was 59. Ms. Dawson was born in Amite and lived in New Orleans for the past 23 years. Survivors include a daughter, Antoinette Dawson; her mother, Ida Mae Dawson; three brothers, Eugene, Rogers and George Dawson; and eight sisters, Dawn, Alice, Betty, Dorothy, Mary, Edith and Louise Dawson and Gloria Charles. A funeral will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at Majestic Mortuary, 1833 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd. Visitation will begin Friday at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Providence Memorial Park.

JERALD B. DORSEY

Jerald B. Dorsey, an artist, illustrator and writer, died Monday of heart failure at his home. He was 49. Mr. Dorsey was born in Minden, grew up in Reserve and had lived in New Orleans for many years. He graduated from St. Augustine High School and received bachelor's degrees in fine arts from Tulane University and landscape architecture from the University of Oregon. He had many local art exhibits. He was a member of the New Orleans Community of the Baha'i Faith. Survivors include a sister, Sandra Dorsey Horne. A funeral will be held Friday at 10 a.m. at Dennis Mortuary, 1812 Louisiana Ave.

DARRELL ANDREW DOUCETTE SR.

Darrell Andrew Doucette Sr., a landscaper and painter, died Sunday at Charity Hospital of a head injury suffered in a traffic accident. He was 48. Mr. Doucette was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. Survivors include his wife, Susan Friedman Doucette; a son, Darrell Doucette Jr.; a daughter, Angelle Doucette; his stepfather, Edgar L. Ratleff; seven brothers, Theodore ``Merk'' and Dominick ``Jessie'' Goodman and Salvadore, Alfred, Sterling, Roland and Curtis Doucette; a sister, Marilyn Doucette; and a grandchild. A Mass will be said today at 11 a.m. at St. Rosa of Lima Catholic Church, 2545 Bayou Road. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Burial will be in St. Louis Cemetery No. 3. D.W. Rhodes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

GABE GALLOWAY

Gabe Galloway, a retired waterfront freight handler, died Saturday at his home. He was 85. Mr. Galloway was born in Sandy Hook, Miss., and lived in New Orleans for the past 60 years. He was a member of Dock Loaders and Unloaders Local 854 of the International Longshoremen's Association. Survivors include three sons, Roy L. Sr. and Kenny R. Galloway Sr. and Gabe Halley; a daughter, Geneva Halley; a brother, Ned Galloway of Batavia, N.Y.; 16 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. A wake will be held today at 8 p.m. at D.W. Rhodes Funeral Home, 1716 N. Claiborne Ave. Visitation will begin today at 5 p.m. Dismissal will be Friday at 10 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in St. Vincent de Paul Cemetery.

LORRAINE ANITA ROSE FREDERIC GENOVESE

Lorraine Anita Rose Frederic Genovese, a homemaker, died Monday at East Jefferson General Hospital. She was 78. Mrs. Genovese was born in New Orleans and lived in Metairie for the past 25 years. She was a member of Grand Lodge and Fidelity Lodge No. 219 of the Benevolent Knights of America. Survivors include three daughters, Lorraine G. Genovese, Joyce Irene G. White and Darlene Ann G. Poindexter; and two grandchildren. A funeral will be held today at 11 a.m. at Leitz-Eagan Funeral Home, 4747 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie. Visitation will begin at 8 a.m. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery.

VANDRY MAE IRENE `BUNCH' HAHN

Vandry Mae Irene ``Bunch'' Hahn, a homemaker, died Monday of congestive heart failure at West Jefferson Medical Center. She was 79. Mrs. Hahn was born in New Orleans and lived in Algiers for the past 42 years. She was a member of the Catholic Daughters of America, the Golden Agers and the Eric Knobloch Bromeliad Society. Survivors include a son, Louis Carl ``Chip'' Hahn III, and a grandchild. A Mass will be said today at noon at Mothe Funeral Home, 1300 Vallette St., Algiers. Visitation will begin at 7:30 a.m. Burial will be in St. Vincent de Paul Cemetery No. 3.

WILLIAM WAYNE LAWSON

William Wayne Lawson, a retired Army sergeant, died Sunday of congestive heart failure at Veterans Affairs Medical Center. He was 59. Sgt. Lawson was born in Chicago and lived in Gretna. During his 20 years in the Army, he was stationed in Germany and Korea and fought in the Vietnam War. He was awarded the Bronze Star, Cross of Gallantry with Palms, Vietnam Service Medal with seven bronze service stars, Vietnam Campaign Medal with the 60 device, Army Commendation Medal and Good Conduct Medal. He was a former security guard at the Algiers Naval Support Activity. Survivors include his wife, Anna Mack Lawson; a son, Corey Wayne Lawson; a daughter, Sgt. Katherine Lawson of Stuttgart, Germany; three stepdaughters, Ada Triggs of Havelock, N.C., Mary Alice Flemings and Arnetta Bloomer; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. A funeral will be held Friday at 10 a.m. at Murray Henderson Funeral Home, 1209 Teche St., Algiers. Visitation will begin at 8 a.m. Burial will be in Biloxi National Cemetery in Biloxi, Miss.

EDDIE LEE SR.

Eddie Lee Sr., a retired truck driver for Southeastern Motor Freight Lines, died Friday of a heart attack at his home. He was 59. Mr. Lee was born in Ferriday and lived in New Orleans for many years. Survivors include his wife, Hermanese Lee; five sons, Reginald, Darrin, Brian, Troy and Eddie Lee Jr.; a daughter, Sharon Lee; three brothers, Joseph, Willie and Johnny Lee, all of Ferriday; and 12 grandchildren. A funeral will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Estelle J. Wilson Mortuary, 2715 Danneel St. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Burial will be in Providence Memorial Park.

ALBERT LIONEL LUCKY SR.

Albert Lionel Lucky Sr., a mechanic, died Saturday of undetermined causes at Charity Hospital. He was 36. Mr. Lucky was born in Marion, Ala., and had lived in New Orleans for the past 30 years. Survivors include his wife, Cassandra W. Lucky; four sons, Albert Landry, Albert Ward, and Andrew and Albert Lucky Jr.; a daughter, Ashley Lucky; his parents, Bernice and Paul Lucky Sr.; two brothers, Phillip Woods of South Carolina and Paul Lucky Jr.; three sisters, Thelma Lucky-Heard of Hackensack, N.J., Paula L. Boyd and Yolanda F. Lucky; and his grandfather, William Webster Rhynes of Marion. A wake will be held today at 7 p.m. at Littlejohn's Funeral Home, 8033 Chef Menteur Highway. Visitation will begin at 6 p.m. Burial will be in Heard Cemetery in Marion.

EVELYN MARIE MARTIN

Evelyn Marie Martin, a homemaker, died Tuesday at Doctors Hospital of Jefferson. She was 79. Mrs. Martin was born in Hugo, Okla., and lived in Picayune, Miss., before moving to Slidell. Survivors include four sons, Hollis Earl Martin of New Orleans, Larry Joal Martin of Picayune and Roger Murry and Allen Gene Martin; two daughters, Linda Ruth Gutierrez of Metairie and Stella Martin; a brother, John C. Hutchings Jr. of Swedborg, Mo.; a sister, Margaret Hutchings Golden of Pasadena, Texas; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. A funeral will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at McDonald Funeral Home, 401 W. Canal St., Picayune. Visitation will be today from 6 to 10 p.m. Burial will be in New Palestine Cemetery in Picayune.

MARJORIE JANE McCOY

Marjorie Jane McCoy, a retired legal secretary, died Saturday at Memorial Medical Center. She was 79. Mrs. McCoy was born in Carlinville, Ill., and lived in New Orleans for the past 44 years. She attended Carlinville High School and Blackburn College in Carlinville. Survivors include a son, Russell L. McCoy Jr. A Mass will be said today at 2 p.m. at Jacob Schoen & Son Funeral Home, 3827 Canal St. Visitation will begin at 11 a.m. Burial will be private.

ADELAIDE BROWN MICKENHEIM

Adelaide Brown Mickenheim, a homemaker, died Monday at a daughter's home. She was 92. Mrs. Mickenheim was a lifelong resident of Abita Springs. Survivors include two daughters, Rita M. Correa of Biloxi, Miss., and Lurlean ``Mickie'' M. Houk; six grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. A Mass will be said today at 1:30 p.m. at St. Jane de Chantal Catholic Church, 72040 Maple St., Abita Springs. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at E.J. Fielding Funeral Home, 2260 W. 21st Ave., Covington. Burial will be in Abita Springs Cemetery.

THE REV. MILLER NORMAN SR.

The Rev. Miller Norman Sr., a retired minister, died Tuesday at St. Charles General Hospital. He was 88. The Rev. Norman was born in Bayou Goula and lived in New Orleans for many years. He was a former employee of First National Bank of Commerce. He was president of the Shiloh Missionary Baptist Association and the founding pastor of Noah's Ark Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Betty Scott Norman; a son, Miller Norman Jr. of San Francisco; two daughters, Kathy Maxwell Randolph of Pontiac, Mich., and Ernestine Norman Carter; three stepsons, Leon, Robert and Richard Scott; two stepdaughters, Willie Mae and Carolina Scott; a sister, Elouise Norman Washington; 17 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. A wake and funeral will be held Friday at 7 p.m. at James Chapel Baptist Church, 4228 Thalia St. Visitation will begin at 5 p.m. Dismissal will be Saturday at 10 a.m. at the church. Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Park. Dorothy Lawless Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

FRANCIS PORTER

Francis Porter, former proprietor of Porter's Restaurant, died Sunday of heart failure at Touro Infirmary. She was 89. Mrs. Porter was born in Plaquemine and had lived in New Orleans for many years. She was a deaconess and choir member at Greater Mount Rose Baptist Church, founder of the Christian Workers Society and a member of the Ninth Ward Prayer Band. She also was a member of the Ideal Baptist Educational Association and was crowned its first queen. Survivors include a grandchild and three great-grandchildren. A wake and funeral will be held Friday at 8 p.m. at Greater Mount Rose Baptist Church, 1318 Simon Bolivar Ave. Dismissal will be Saturday at 9 a.m. at the church. Burial will be in Carrollton Cemetery. Estelle J. Wilson Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

MARIA GUTIERREZ RICO

Maria Gutierrez Rico, a homemaker, died Saturday of cirrhosis of the liver at Metropolitan Hospice. She was 73. Mrs. Rico was born in Guadalajara, Mexico, and lived in Arabi for the past five years. She was a former custodian for the French Market Corp. Survivors include her husband, Francisco Rico; four sons, Jose, Gilbert, Ricardo and Victor Rico; five daughters, Maria, Delores, Angie, Josie and Carmen Rico; 23 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. A Mass will be said today at 11 a.m. at St. Mary of the Angels Catholic Church, 3501 N. Miro St. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Burial will be in St. Roch Cemetery No. 2. Jacob Schoen & Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

ANN LeJEUNE SCHNEIDER

Ann LeJeune Schneider, a homemaker, died Wednesday of lung failure at Ochsner Foundation Hospital. She was 72. Mrs. Schneider was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. She graduated from Isidore Newman School and Newcomb College. She was a former golf champion of the Audubon Golf Club and New Orleans Country Club. She was a member of St. Charles Avenue Presbyterian Church, the Orleans Club, New Orleans Country Club and the Junior League of New Orleans and an associate member of the Military and Hospitaller Order of St. Lazarus of Jerusalem. Survivors include her husband, George Theodore Schneider; a daughter, Lynne Schneider Cantrell of Aspen, Colo.; her mother, Anna Lynne LeJeune; a brother, Francis E. LeJeune Jr.; and two grandchildren. A private funeral will be held today at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home. Burial will be in Metairie Cemetery.

ERNEST SINGLETON

Ernest Singleton, a retired railroad maintenance worker, died March 26 of heart failure at Memorial Medical Center. He was 93. Mr. Singleton was born in Woodville, Miss., and lived in New Orleans for the past 60 years. Survivors include a daughter, Charlene Singleton Barnes; a brother, Plunk Singleton Sr.; and two sisters, Lucinda Singleton and Mary Liza Jackson, both of Woodville. A funeral will be held Friday at 10 a.m. at Majestic Mortuary, 1833 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Park.

ALBERT `SLOB' WILLIAMS

Albert ``Slob'' Williams, a former truck driver, died Saturday of cancer at Hunt Correctional Facility in St. Gabriel. He was 48. Mr. Williams was born in New Orleans and lived in Marrero most of his life. Survivors include a son, Albert Edwards; a daughter, Janelle Edwards; three stepsons; a stepdaughter; his mother, Virginia Williams; and four brothers, Edward, Clarence, Earl and James Williams Jr. A funeral will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at Davis Mortuary, 6820 West Bank Expressway, Marrero. Visitation will begin at 8:30 a.m. Burial will be in Restlawn Park.

DELORES LAFRANCE WILLIAMSON

Delores Lafrance Williamson, a homemaker, died Sunday of kidney failure at JoEllen Smith Life Care Center. She was 67. Ms. Williamson was born in Woodland and lived in Oakville for many years. She was a member of Greater St. Peter Baptist Church. Survivors include four sons, Larry and Jerry Cannon, Randy Williamson and George Lafrance; three daughters, Tracey Williamson, Penny Avist and Cheyenne Burns; a brother, Theodore Keeler; four sisters, Lillie Cannon, Daisy Lafrance, Bernice Duncan and Mercedes Keeler; 24 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. A funeral will be held today at 11 a.m. at Greater St. Peter Baptist Church in Oakville. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Burial will be in Oakville. D.W. Rhodes Funeral Home in Gretna is in charge of arrangements.

April 6, 1998

Martin Alfano
Martin Alfano died Saturday of cancer at Slidell Guest House. He was 70. Mr. Alfano was born in Rockford, Ill., and lived in Hammond before moving to Slidell 14 years ago. Survivors include a sister, Mary Ann A. Messina; and a brother, Oscar Alfano of Tickfaw. The funeral is private. Honaker Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Lois June Bertoniere Callegan
Lois June Bertoniere Callegan, a retired accounting clerk for Standard Supply & Hardware, died Saturday of congestive heart failure at East Jefferson General Hospital. She was 68. Ms. Callegan was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. Survivors include two daughters, Debra G. Callegan and Sandralee ``Whookie'' C. McCormick; and two grandchildren. A funeral will be held Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Jacob Schoen & Son Funeral Home, 3827 Canal St. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery.

Mary Hardesty Duren
Mary Hardesty Duren, a retired researcher and teacher, died March 17 in Charlottesville, Va. She was 92. Mrs. Duren was born in San Francisco, grew up in New Orleans and lived there for many years, and lived in Charlottesville since 1955. She graduated from Newcomb College in 1926 and earned a doctorate at the University of Chicago in 1930. She did research in developmental biology and later worked as a technician in cancer research at Ochsner Medical Clinic. In Charlottesville, she taught Latin, French and English at St. Anne's, Walker and Lane high schools. She also attended many graduate courses at the University of Virginia and continued auditing such classes until she was 87. Survivors include her husband, William L. Duren Jr.; two sons, Peter L. Duren of Ann Arbor, Mich., and David M. Duren of Silver Spring, Md.; a daughter, Sally Duren Schloemann of Weston, Mass.; a sister, Katharine Hardesty Destler of Longwood, Fla.; and three grandchildren. Services were private.

The Rev. Martin Voorhies Jarreau
The Rev. Martin Voorhies Jarreau, a Jesuit priest and teacher, died Thursday at Memorial Medical Center. He was 82. Father Jarreau was born in New Orleans and lived here much of his life. He attended St. Aloysius High School, Loyola University, St. Mary's College and Spring Hill College. In 1970, he was named vice president of community relations at Loyola. He also was the first director of Ignatius Retreat House in Atlanta and worked in parish ministry in Miami. He served three years in the Louisiana National Guard. Survivors include a brother, the Rev. J. Niel Jarreau, and a sister, Marcelle Bendernagel. A Mass will be said today at 10 a.m. at Holy Name of Jesus Church, 6363 St. Charles Ave. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Burial will be in the Jesuit cemetery at St. Charles College in Grand Coteau. Jacob Schoen & Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Marian LaGarde Pauson
Marian LaGarde Pauson, a retired philosophy professor, died March 30 in Norfolk, Va. She was 75. Mrs. Pauson was born in New Orleans and lived in Norfolk for the past 20 years. She was a graduate of Webster College, the University of Montreal and Tulane University, where she obtained her doctorate in philosophy. She began teaching at Oakland City College in California and later taught at Tulane, Duquesne University, the University of South Carolina, Newberry College, Tuskegee University and Old Dominion University. While at Old Dominion, she began a graduate studies program on philosopher Carl Jung. She wrote ``Jung the Philosopher: Essays in Jungian Thought.'' Survivors include three sons, Gregory V. and James W. Pauson of Eastbourne, New Zealand, and Jerome Pauson of California; two daughters, Marie-Louise Pauson of Bainbridge Island, Wash., and Frances P. Bouton of Suffolk, Va.; a brother, William A. LaGarde of Norco; three sisters, Marcia L. O'Toole and Helen L. Fisher of Metairie and Anna L. Rominger of Mobile, Ala.; and two grandchildren. A memorial service was held Sunday. Burial was in All Saints Mausoleum. Lakelawn Metairie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Harold E. Schloegel Jr.
Harold E. Schloegel Jr., retired owner and operator of the Mirabeau Lounge, died Saturday at University Hospital of complications from a stroke. He was 68. Mr. Schloegel was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. He also owned and trained racehorses until 1979. Survivors include a son, Samuel A. Schloegel; a daughter, Darlene S. Bretz; a brother, James E. Schloegel; and four grandchildren. A Mass will be said today at 1 p.m. at Lamana-Panno-Fallo Funeral Home, 1717 Veterans Memorial Blvd. Visitation will begin at 11:30 a.m. Burial will be in Lakelawn Mausoleum.


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