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April 11, 1998

DOLORES C.B. CARTER

Dolores C.B. Carter, an employee of the Orleans Parish School Board's Department of Transportation, died Monday of cancer at Memorial Medical Center. She was 64. Ms. Carter was a graduate of Gilbert Academy and attended Southern University at New Orleans. She was a former computer operator at Godchaux Department Stores and the Pepsi Cola Co. Survivors include a son, Kevin C. Belin; a sister, Yvonne Norsworthy of Louisville, Ky.; three grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. A funeral will be held today at 11 a.m. at Progressive Baptist Church, 1214 S. Robertson St. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Burial will be in Providence Memorial Park. Gertrude Geddes Willis Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

LEVY `BRAUD' COLLINS JR.

Levy ``Braud'' Collins Jr., retired owner of Collins Oyster Co., died Thursday of heart failure at Lady of the Sea General Hospital. He was 85. Mr. Collins was born in Leeville and was a lifelong resident of Golden Meadow. He was a lifelong oyster fisherman and was involved in all phases of the industry. He was a member of the Louisiana Oyster Dealers and Growers Association, Lafourche Masonic Lodge No. 427 and Bayou Fellowship Masonic Lodge No. 484 and was a Scottish Rite of Freemasonry 32nd degree Mason. Survivors include a son, Wilbert Collins Sr.; a daughter, Betty Collins O'Neil; nine grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. A funeral will be held today at 2 p.m. at Samart Funeral Home, 15510 W. Main St., Cut Off. Visitation will begin at noon. Burial will be in Our Lady of Prompt Succor Cemetery, Golden Meadow.

DONNELL W. GARRETT

Donnell W. Garrett, a cook for McDonald's restaurant in Covington, died Monday of a gunshot wound at St. Tammany Parish Hospital. He was 17. Mr. Garrett was a lifelong resident of Folsom. Survivors include his mother, Bennie Ruth Garrett; two brothers, Darrell Wayne Bell and Sullivan Lynn Anderson, III; two sisters, Shameka Renee McKenzie and Shanderka Sh'Quill Anderson; and his grandparents, Hazel and Odell Garrett. A funeral will be held today at 2:30 p.m. at Midway Church of Christ Holiness, 83359 Louisiana 25, Folsom. Burial will be in Hay Hollow Cemetery. Crain and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

JUDE J. GLYNN SR.

Jude J. Glynn Sr., a retired plumber, died Thursday of undetermined causes at Kenner Regional Medical Center. He was 67. Mr. Glynn was born in New Orleans and lived in Kenner for the past 35 years. He was a veteran of the Army Air Corps. Survivors include his wife, Rita D. Glynn; a son, Jude J. Glynn Jr.; a daughter, Kellie Glynn; three sisters, Louise Fagan, Katherine Rodriguez and Miriam Meynier; and four grandchildren. A funeral will be held Monday at 9 a.m. at Jacob Schoen and Son Funeral Home, 3827 Canal St. Visitation will be Sunday from 7 to 10 p.m. and Monday from 8 a.m. Burial will be in St. Louis Cemetery No. 3.

MORDECAI WYATT JOHNSON

Mordecai Wyatt Johnson, a retired mortician, died Monday of a heart attack at Columbia Lakeland Medical Center. He was 76. Mr. Johnson was born in West Palm Beach, Fla., and lived in New Orleans for the past 48 years. He attended Xavier University and was a graduate of Atlanta School of Mortuary Science. He was a member of Central Congregational United Church of Christ. Survivors include two sisters, Jewel Johnson Johnson of Atlanta and Bertha Johnson Rogers of Hollywood, Fla. A memorial service will be held Monday at 10:30 a.m. at Central Congregational United Church of Christ, 2401 Bienville St. Louisiana Undertaking Co. is in charge of arrangements.

RONALD CHARLES LEONHARD

Ronald Charles Leonhard, a retired electrician, died Wednesday of a heart attack at Terrebonne General Medical Center. He was 69. Mr. Leonhard was born in New Orleans and lived in Kenner and Dulac for the past 35 years. He was an Army National Guard veteran. Survivors include a brother, Rene J. Leonhard; and two sisters, Mable Galloway and Patricia Godfrey. A funeral will be held today at 1 p.m. at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Lake Lawn Park Mausoleum.

RUTHIE MAE MARTIN

Ruthie Mae Martin, a homemaker, died Saturday of liver disease at Lakeland Medical Center. She was 52. Ms. Martin was born in Hazelhurst, Miss., and lived in New Orleans. She was a graduate of Parish High in Hazelhurst. Survivors include 10 brothers, Wardell, Tommy L., Willie C., John, Robert, Nathaniel, Andrea, Vernon, Cedric and Hugh Martin Jr.; and eight sisters, Mae Ola Jimmie Myles, Virginia D. Martin, Linder F. Beasley, Tara Mack, Doris S. Jackson, Madilyn Martin, Stephanie Dobson and Ethel M. Horton. A funeral will be held today at noon at Richardson Funeral Home, 11112 Jefferson Highway, River Ridge. Burial will be in Providence Memorial Park.

NORMAN ANTOINE MELANCON

Norman Antoine Melancon, a retired water purification operator for Westwego, died Wednesday at West Jefferson Medical Center. He was 76. Mr. Melancon was born in Larose and lived in Westwego for 51 years. He was an Army veteran of World War II and was awarded a Purple Heart. He was a member of American Legion Post 206 and Disabled American Veterans of Westwego. Survivors include his wife, Ama Lois Hebert Melancon; three sons, David A., Dennis M. and Norman A. Melancon Jr.; a daughter, Linda M. Silver; two brothers, Elgin Melancon Sr. and Harris Melancon Jr.; two sisters, Marion Delhommer and Ana Belle Walker; 14 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. A funeral will be held today at 1 p.m. at Mothe Funeral Home, 7040 Lapalco Blvd., Marrero. Burial will be in Our Lady of Prompt Succor Cemetery in Westwego.

BEATRICE HOGAN MORTON

Beatrice Hogan Morton, a homemaker, died Wednesday of complications from diabetes at Lafon Nursing Home. She was 82. Mrs. Morton was born in Lemonville and lived in New Orleans for the past 70 years. Survivors include a son, Roynell Joshua; a brother, Wilfred Hogan; a sister, Audrey Mae Hogan; six grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. A funeral will be held Monday at 8 p.m. at New Birth Baptist Church, 3320 Louisa St. Dismissal will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Mount Olivet Mausoleum. Louisiana Undertaking Co. is in charge of arrangements.

ROOSEVELT `JUNE' SAMBO JR.

Roosevelt ``June'' Sambo Jr., a retired freight handler with Local No. 854 of the Dock Loaders & Unloaders of Freight Cars and Barges, died Tuesday of a heart attack at Memorial Medical Center. He was 68. Mr. Sambo was born in Wilson and had lived in New Orleans for the past 63 years. He was a member of Macedonia Baptist Church, where he was a deacon and a member of the male chorus. He was a former secretary of King George Grand Lodge. He was an Army veteran. Survivors include his wife, Ethel Jean Addison-Sambo; a son, Larry Joseph Sambo; his mother, Irene Keller Sambo; two sisters, Edmonia Sambo Jackson and Mary Sambo Jackson; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. A funeral will be held Sunday at 8 p.m. at Macedonia Baptist Church, 2810 Erato St. Dismissal will be held Monday at noon at St. Paul Baptist Church No. 2 in Wilson. Burial will be in Ruth Cemetery in Wilson. Fraternal Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

GREGORY VICKERS

Gregory Vickers, a skycap, died April 1 of gunshot wound in Metairie. He was 32. Mr. Vickers was born in New Orleans and lived in Metairie. Survivors include his mother, Beatrice H. Vickers; four sons, Jeremy Paul, Gregory, Niguel and Justin Washington; a daughter, Diesha Washington; two brothers, Michael and Patrick Vickers; and his grandmother, Mary A. Hamilton. A dismissal service will be held today at 11 a.m. at Pilgrim Baptist Church, 2114 Third St., Kenner. Burial will be in Providence Memorial Park. Richardson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

RALPH JOSEPH WATTS

Ralph Joseph Watts, a health care executive, died Wednesday of cancer at Memorial Medical Center. He was 51. Mr. Watts was born in Baton Rouge and lived in New Orleans for the past 25 years. He was a graduate of Louisiana State University, Tulane University and the University of New Orleans. He had served as president of Health Matrix, Cardiovascular Ventures and Ramsey Health Care companies. He also served as senior vice president of the Community Psychiatric Center. He was a member of the Metairie Country Club, the Bienville Club, the Sonaeko Club and the Petroleum Club. Survivors include his wife, Dinah Cahn Watts; a daughter, Emily Doris Watts; a brother, Robert Irving Watts III; and a sister, Ina Watts. A funeral was held Friday at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd. Burial will be in Metairie Cemetery.

April 12, 1998

HATTIE AGE

Hattie Age, a homemaker, died Tuesday of a heart attack at her home. She was 63. Mrs. Age lived in New Orleans for many years. Survivors include her husband, Donald Age; a daughter, Shelia Age; eight brothers, T.J., Percy, Curtis, Roger, Danny, Tom, Samuel Jefferson Sr. and Lige Jefferson Jr.; and seven sisters, Mary Rogers, Ruby Smith, and Annie, Lucy, Inez, Francis and Thelma Jefferson. A funeral will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at Gertrude Geddes Willis Funeral Home, 2120 Jackson Ave. Burial will be in Providence Memorial Park.

CHRISTOPHER JOSEPH BELL

Christopher Joseph Bell died Tuesday of gunshot wounds in the 2800 block of Lausat. He was 19. Mr. Bell was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. He was a graduate of Carver High School where he was a member of the basketball team. Survivors include his companion, Tammy Stewart; four sons, Christopher Gilbert and Diamante, Christon and Chrishion Bell; a daughter, Krishon Ashaki; his mother, Mary Nettles; a stepfather, Willie D. Simmons; five brothers, Anthony and Michael Nettles and Lawrence, Michael and Donald Bell; and six sisters, Deondra Nettles, Christine Wheeler, Gail Duplessis, Patricia Taylor, Annie Jean Walter and Brenda Morgan. A funeral will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Macedonia Church of God In Christ, 3015 Louisa St. Visitation will begin at 8 a.m. Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Park. D.W. Rhodes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

REINE CHARLES CONNELL BERTHEAUD

Reine Charles Connell Bertheaud, a clerk for the Union Pacific Railroad, died Friday of cancer at his home. He was 70. Mr. Bertheaud was born in New Orleans and lived in Chalmette for the past 44 years. He attended Redemptorist High School. He was a Navy veteran and received Victory, Asiatic Pacific and American Area ribbons. Survivors include his wife, Helen Murry Bertheaud; two sons, Jay Gerard and Rene Everet; a sister, Carol Bertheaud Doar; four grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; and a stepgreat-grandchild. A Mass will be said Tuesday at noon at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Lake Lawn Park.

ELMA MOORE BOOKER

Elma Moore Booker, a dance instructor, died Wednesday at Ochsner Foundation Hospital. She was 88. Ms. Booker was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. She was a pioneer in teaching dance to minority students. In the 1920s she became the first Creole dance instructor to open her own studio in New Orleans. A Mass will be said Tuesday at 10 a.m. at St. Raymond Catholic Church, 3720 Paris Ave. Burial will be in St. Louis No. 3 Cemetery.

PAUL BRAY

Paul Bray, a self-employed carpenter, died Tuesday of gunshot wounds at Charity Hospital. He was 47. Mr. Bray was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. Survivors include his companion, Earlene Brooks; a son, Clarence Henderson; a daughter, April Thomas; a stepson, Larry Brooks; two stepdaughters, Delores Marquez and Verethia Brooks; his mother, Mercedes Bray; a brother, Tommie Bray; three sisters, Mercedes Patrick, Judy Augustine and Terry Hamilton; a stepsister, Dorothy Lee; and seven grandchildren. A funeral will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at D.W. Rhodes Funeral Home, 1716 N. Claiborne Ave. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Burial will be in Holt Cemetery.

SILAS L. BRIDGES

Silas L. Bridges died Thursday of kidney failure at Chalmette Medical Center. He was 56. Mr. Bridges was born in Hattiesburg, Miss., and lived in New Orleans for the past 40 years. He was an Army veteran. Survivors include six brothers, Julious, Willie, Olon, Jimmy, Alfred and Jessie Bridges Jr.; and two sisters, Eurestine Carter and Aline Nelson. A funeral will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Louisiana Undertaking Co. Inc., 1449 N. Claiborne Ave. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Park.

ELOISE HEIKAMP `AMA' BRONDUM

Eloise Heikamp ``Ama'' Brondum, former owner and operator of Mama's Bar in Metairie, died Wednesday of cancer at her home. She was 71. Mrs. Brondum was born in New Orleans and lived in Kenner for the past 15 years. Survivors include a son, Daly J. Jackson Jr.; two daughters, Darlene J. Taranto and Helen J. Koppens; a brother, Albert Heikamp; a sister, Helen Winn; and two grandchildren. A Mass will be said Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Leitz-Eagan Funeral Home, 4747 Veterans Memorial Blvd. Visitation will be Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. and Tuesday from 8 a.m. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery.

LILLIAN A. CARTER

Lillian A. Carter, a homemaker, died Wednesday of heart failure at Charity Hospital. She was 45. Ms. Carter was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. Survivors include her companion, Lawrence Baptiste; four sons, Brian K. Sr., Torrious, Shannon and Lawrence Carter Jr.; six daughters, Eschette M., Layzette, Iana V., Dawana, Keytha and Jennifer Carter; her mother, Lillian A. Carter; three stepsisters, Joyce Ann Vallery, Barbara Bush and Cynthia Thomas; and six grandchildren. A funeral will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Estelle J. Wilson Mortuary Service Inc., 2715 Danneel St. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Burial will be in Providence Memorial Park.

MAT CRIER

Mat Crier, a laborer and operator for the City of New Orleans Street Department, died April 5 of a heart attack at his home. He was 69. Mr. Crier was born in Prentiss, Miss., and lived in Slidell for many years. He was a former security guard for the Clarence Allen Patrol Service. Survivors include a son, Willie White; a daughter, Betty Johnson of New Orleans; three brothers, Otis and George Crier, both of New Orleans and Charlie Crier of California; a sister, Dixie Lee Barnes of New Orleans; and eight grandchildren. A funeral will be held Monday at noon at Tharp-Sontheimer-Laudumiey Funeral Home, 5001 Chef Menteur Highway. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Park.

JOHN P. `PADDY' DAVIS

John P. ``Paddy'' Davis, a retired postal clerk for the U.S. Postal Service, died Friday at Integrated Health Services in Marrero. He was 81. Mr. Davis was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. He was an Army veteran of World War II. Survivors include a stepson, Michael A. DeBlasio Jr.; two stepdaughters, Linda Denison and Janis Manalla; a brother, Albert Davis Sr.; and four grandchildren. A funeral will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at P.J. McMahon & Sons Funeral Home, 4800 Canal Street. Burial will be in St. Roch Cemetery No. 1.

DUNTEZ SHAWN DAWSON

Duntez Shawn Dawson, a self-employed mechanic, died Wednesday in the 2500 block of North Prieur Street of a gunshot wound. He was 21. Mr. Dawson was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. He was a graduate of St. Augustine High School. Survivors include his companion, Satacha Johnson; a daughter, Katlyn Alyce Dawson; his parents, Gail Bellazer and MacArthur Dawson; a sister, Makesha Marie Dawson; and his grandparents, Bessie and Frank Bellazer. A Mass will be said Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Corpus Christi Catholic Church, 2022 St. Bernard Ave. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Burial will be in St. Roch Cemetery No. 2. Charbonnet-Labat Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

FLORINE BECKER DELATTE

Florine Becker Delatte, a retired teacher in the Orleans and Jefferson Parish school systems, died Wednesday at East Jefferson General Hospital. She was 80. Mrs. Delatte was born in New Orleans and lived in Jefferson Parish for the past 53 years. She was a graduate of Holy Angels Academy and graduated magna cum laude from Ursuline College. She was a parishioner of St. Agnes Church. Survivors include three sons, Joseph G. Delatte Jr. of Baton Rouge and Thomas E. and Stephen A. Delatte; four daughters, Marianne D. Bernard, Marie T. Delatte, Lois ``Missy'' Delatte and Marcia D. Daigre; four sisters, Dolores B. Calkins, Janice B. Ramond, Miriam B. Diecidue and Marian E. Becker; and nine grandchildren. A Mass will be said Monday at noon at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery.

HELEN LEONA HALL GALLOWAY

Helen Leona Hall Galloway, a retired nursing assistant at Charity Hospital, died Wednesday at Chalmette Medical Center. She was 82. Mrs. Galloway was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. She was a nursing assistant at Charity Hospital for more than 35 years. She was a member and on the usher board at New Light Baptist Church. Survivors include two cousins, Marcella Williams and Antoinette Dandridge. A funeral will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at New Light Baptist Church, 1435 Feliciana St. Visitation will begin at 8:30 a.m. Burial will be in St. Louis Cemetery No. 3. Tharp-Sontheimer-Laudumiey Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

JEANNA COMPTON GREEN

Jeanna Compton Green, an accountant, died March 23 in a car accident in Boerne, Texas. She was 53. Mrs. Green was born in England and lived in New Orleans before moving to Boerne four years ago. She served in the British Navy. Survivors include her son, Jonathan Roy Green; and a brother, Roy Compton of England. A memorial service was held March 29 in Boerne. Ebensberger Funeral Home in Boerne was in charge of arrangements.

WILLIAM ALLEN GREEN III

William Allen Green III, a customer service representative for USAA, died March 23 in a car accident in Boerne, Texas. He was 55. Mr. Green was born in New Orleans and lived in Boerne for the past four years. He was a graduate of Alcee Fortier High School and received a master's degree in political science from the University of New Orleans. He was an Air Force veteran. Survivors include his son, Jonathan Roy Green; his mother, Georgeanna Green of Mandeville; a sister, Carol Apperson of San Jose, Costa Rica; and a brother, George Lawrence of Luling. A memorial service was held March 29 in Boerne. Ebensberger Funeral Home in Boerne was in charge of arrangements.

KARL `BIG DADDY' NOLAN HARRIS

Karl ``Big Daddy'' Nolan Harris, a retired waiter, died April 3 of a heart attack at the Veteran Affairs Medical Center. He was 45. Mr. Harris was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. He was an Air Force veteran. Survivors include a son, Ceasar C. Harris; his mother, Mildred Smith Harris; three brothers, Harry Lionel, Raoul and Byron Harris; three sisters, Brenda H. Webb, Adrienne Harris and Melanie H. Dillon; and his grandmother, Thelma Evans Harris. A funeral will be held Monday at 10 a.m. at Gaskin-Tilly Mortuary Inc., 1225 N. Rampart St. Visitation will begin at 8 a.m. Burial will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery.

HENRY HEYMANN

Henry Heymann died Saturday of heart failure at Memorial Medical Center. He was 89. Mr. Heymann was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. He was an Army Air Force veteran and a member of the Southern Yacht Club, Metairie Country Club and Clover Club. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Meek Heymann; a son, Henry James Heymann; and a stepson, Robbie Huber. A graveside funeral will be held Monday at 2:30 p.m. at Metairie Cemetery, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd. Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

GWENDOLYN MARIE FREEMAN HILLARD

Gwendolyn Marie Freeman Hillard, a former claims representative for the Social Security Administration, died April 5 of cancer at her home in Atlanta. She was 44. Mrs. Hillard was born in New Orleans and lived in Atlanta the past four years. She was a graduate of L.B. Landry High School and graduated cum laude from Xavier University. She was a Navy veteran and received the National Defense, Southwest Asia, and Kuwait Liberation Medals. She was a former member and secretary of Salem Baptist Church in San Diego, Calif. Survivors include her husband, Jessie Hillard; three daughters, Daphne, Renada and Jessica Hillard; and two brothers, Wilbert Joseph Freeman of Spring, Texas, and James Henry Rose of Chicago. A funeral was held Saturday at Shiloh Baptist Church in Gretna. Burial was in Providence Memorial Park. Murray Henderson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

MORDECAI WYATT JOHNSON

Mordecai Wyatt Johnson, a retired mortician, died Monday of a heart attack at Columbia Lakeland Medical Center. He was 76. Mr. Johnson was born in West Palm Beach, Fla., and lived in New Orleans for the past 48 years. He attended Xavier University and was a graduate of Atlanta School of Mortuary Science. He was a member of Central Congregational United Church of Christ. Survivors include two sisters, Jewel Johnson Johnson of Atlanta and Bertha Johnson Rogers of Hollywood, Fla. A memorial service will be held Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at Central Congregational United Church of Christ, 2401 Bienville St. Louisiana Undertaking Co. is in charge of arrangements.

ETHEL JONES

Ethel Jones, the former owner and manager of Jones' Exxon Service Station, died April 4 of a stroke at Charity Hospital. She was 74. Mrs. Jones was born in Burnside and lived in New Orleans for the past 60 years. She was the former owner of Jones' Roofing Co. and a member of Beulah Baptist Church, where she was in the Conqueror's Club and choir. Survivors include a son, Anthony Jones Jr.; a daughter, Evelyn Jones Baham; a brother, Isaac Perkins; a sister, Gertrude Perkins Chattman; 10 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. A funeral will be held Monday at 7:30 p.m. at Beulah Baptist Church, 2921 Fourth St. Dismissal will be Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the church. Burial will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery. Majestic Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

MILDRED DAVIS JONES

Mildred Davis Jones, a homemaker, died Monday at her home. She was 85. Mrs. Jones was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. She was a member of the St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church. Survivors include three sisters, Dorothy D. Waits, Helen D. Allen and Juanita D. Dyer. A funeral will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at Gertrude Geddes Willis Funeral Home, 2120 Jackson Ave. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Burial will be in Providence Memorial Park.

GLENN WOODROW KLUG JR.

Glenn Woodrow Klug Jr., a retired financial manager at Martin Marietta, died Saturday of cancer at Ochsner Foundation Hospital. He was 56. Mr. Klug was born in Kansas City, Mo., and lived in Slidell for the past 28 years. He was a member and elder of the Lamb of God Lutheran Church in Slidell. He was a volunteer coach for 30 years and was the torch bearer in the 1996 Olympic run in Slidell on the road to Atlanta. He was an Eagle Scout and a Bridge Life Master. Survivors include his wife, Margaret Lynch Klug; two sons, Kevin Charles Klug of Winter Park, Colo. and Glenn Woodrow Klug III of Farmerville; his mother, Evelyn Clella Outhier Klug of Pineville; a brother, Daniel Martin Klug of Milton, Fla.; and a grandchild. A funeral will be held Monday at 10 a.m. at Bethany Lutheran Church, 627 Gause Blvd. in Slidell. Visitation will begin at 8:30 a.m. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery. Honaker Funeral Home in Slidell is in charge of arrangements.

ALFRED LAWSON

Alfred Lawson, an auto mechanic, died Wednesday at his home. He was 78. Mr. Lawson was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. He was an Army veteran of World War II. Survivors include his wife, Veronica Gillard Lawson; four sons, Kevin, Roy, Wayne and David Lawson; two daughters, Linda Lawson Lee and Lori Lawson Anthony; and four grandchildren. A Mass will be said Tuesday at 10 a.m. at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, 6828 Chef Menteur Highway. Visitation will begin at 8 a.m. Burial will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery. Boissiere-Labat Family Funeral Services is in charge of arrangements.

WILFRED `FRED' JOSEPH LEFORT

Wilfred ``Fred'' Joseph Lefort, the retired owner of Lefort's IGA Food Store in Cut Off, died Saturday of heart failure at Terrebonne General Hospital in Houma. He was 83. Mr. Lefort was a lifelong resident of Cut Off. He was a Navy veteran during World War II. He owned Lefort's IGA Food Store for 32 years. He was a parishioner of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Cut Off. Survivors include his wife, Alzire Cheramie Lefort; three sons, Gene J., Daniel and Victor Lefort; and eight grandchildren. A Mass will be said Monday at 11 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Louisiana 1 in Cut Off. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Samart Funeral Home in Cut Off is in charge of arrangements.

SAMUEL SHREWSBURY LEWIS III

Samuel Shrewsbury Lewis III, a clinical social worker and longtime mental health and substance abuse administrator, died Saturday of pneumonia at Metropolitan Hospice. He was 47. Mr. Lewis was born in New Orleans and lived in the city for the past 24 years. He was a graduate of Central High School in Baton Rouge. He graduated from Louisiana State University with a bachelor's degree in education and a master's degree in social work. Mr. Lewis was a social worker at Lurline Smith Mental Health Center in St. Tammany Parish from 1974-78, manager of Central City Health Center in New Orleans from 1978-81, social work supervisor at Pontchartrain Mental Health Center in New Orleans from 1981-84, regional director of the Jefferson Parish Regional Office of Alcohol and Drug Abuse from 1984-93, director of outpatient services for the Jefferson Parish Human Services Authority from 1993-96, and contracts manager for the Office of Alcohol and Drug Abuse in the New Orleans region since 1996. He also was in private practice for the past 22 years. Mr. Lewis was president of the Louisiana Society for Clinical Social Work in 1979, was treasurer of the National Federation of Societies for Clinical Social Work in 1981, and was a board-certified social worker and served on the state certification board in 1978-80. Mr. Lewis was a member of the Brother Martin Parents Club, the Lakeshore Booster Club and the St. Angela Merici Men's Club. He was a parishioner of St. Angela Merici Catholic Church. Survivors include his wife, Donna Kemp Lewis; two sons, Christopher Kemp Lewis and Nicholas Walsh Lewis; his mother, Patricia W. Lewis of Baton Rouge; two sisters, Colleen Lewis of Baton Rouge and Ruth Reid of Stanton, Texas; and two brothers, Lee Lewis of Baton Rouge and Clay Lewis of McCalla, Ala. Visitation will be today from 6 to 8 p.m. at Lamana-Panno-Fallo Funeral Home, 1717 Veterans Memorial Blvd. in Metairie. A memorial Mass will be celebrated Monday at 1 p.m. at St. Angela Merici Catholic Church in Metairie. Burial will be in Blackwater Methodist Church Cemetery in Baker.

SHELTON MAGEE

Shelton Magee, a retired truck driver for Campbell 66 Co., died Wednesday of heart failure at Ochsner Foundation Hospital. He was 79. Mr. Magee was born in Franklinton and lived in New Orleans the past 54 years. He was a member of Payne Memorial African Methodist Episcopal Church, where he was a member of the Church Society, a member and past treasurer of Usher Board No. 2 and steward emeritus. Survivors include his wife, Velma A. Magee; a son, George Edward Ivy; a daughter, Nellie V. Hayes; an adopted daughter, Charlene Allen; eight grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren. A funeral will be held Monday at 8 p.m. at Payne Memorial African Methodist Episcopal Church, 3306 S. Liberty St. Visitation will begin at 5 p.m. Dismissal will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the church. Burial will be in Restlawn Park. Crain & Sons Funeral Home in Franklinton is in charge of arrangements.

FINIS CROMWELL McCORD

Finis Cromwell McCord, a retired employee for Gulf Oil Co., died Friday at Tomball Regional Medical Center in Tomball, Texas. He was 78. Mr. McCord was born in Joynerville, Texas, and lived in Houston, Henderson and Overton, Texas, before moving to Montgomery, Texas, in 1975. He was employed by Gulf Oil Co. for 32 years. He was a member and deacon at Montgomery Baptist Church in Montgomery since 1972. Survivors include his wife, Hazel Rabb McCord; two sons, Roger Blaine McCord of Houston and Derek Keith McCord of New Orleans; a daughter, Karen McCord Murphy; two sisters, Blance McCord Ellerd Purnipseed of Longview, Texas, and Maddie McCord Daniels of Casper, Wyo.; and three grandchildren. A memorial service will be held April 18 at Montgomery Baptist Church.

PAULA R. MILLER

Paula R. Miller, a homemaker, died Wednesday of cardiac arrest at Northshore Regional Medical Center. She was 61. Ms. Miller was born in Nimrod, Ark., and lived in Slidell for the past 13 years. Survivors include a son, Michael W. Miller of Palm Bay, Fla.; a brother, Ray McDaniel of Burr Ridge, Ill.; and five grandchildren. A graveside service will be held Monday at 1 p.m. at Garden of Memories, 4800 Airline Drive. L.A. Muhleisen & Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

GERTRUDE BEULAH JEANFREAU NEHLIG

Gertrude Beulah Jeanfreau Nehlig, a homemaker, died Friday at her home of complications from stomach surgery. She was 74. Mrs Nehlig was a lifelong resident of St. Bernard Parish. She was previously employed by the food service department of Chalmette Medical Center. Survivors include three sons, David A., Eugene ``Gene'' and Geln M. Nehilg; three daughters, Pearl Pomes Nassar, Diana Melerine and Fay Gonzales Daspit; 17 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. A funeral will be held Monday at noon at St. Bernard Memorial Funeral Home, 701 W. Virtue St. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Burial will be in St. Bernard Catholic Cemetery.

FRANKLIN C. NETZHAMMER

Franklin C. Netzhammer, a retired plant superintendent for Standard Coffee Co., died Friday at his home. He was 90. Mr. Netzhammer was born in New Orleans and lived in Jefferson the past 56 years. He was employed at Standard Coffee Co. for 49 years. Survivors include his wife, Antoinette B. Netzhammer; a niece; and a nephew. A funeral will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd. Visitation will begin at noon. Burial will be in Carrollton Cemetery.

MARK TOD O'DELL

Mark Tod O'Dell, a self-employed painter, died Saturday of leukemia at his home. He was 34. Mr. O'Dell was born in Bay City, Mich. and lived in New Orleans for the past seven years. Survivors include his wife, Fran Trapani; a son, Devon O'Dell; his father, Jesse O'Dell of Bay City; his mother, Sandra O'Dell; and his grandmother, Beulah Wilson of Greenfield, Ohio. A memorial Mass will be said Monday at 6 p.m. at Leitz-Eagan Funeral Home, 4747 Veterans Memorial Blvd. in Metairie. Visitation will begin at 5 p.m.

EDWARD `BOSIE' SMOTHERS

Edward ``Bosie'' Smothers, a retired truck driver at Avondale Industries Inc., died Wednesday of undetermined causes at his home. He was 68. Mr. Smothers was born in St. Francisville and lived in Marrero. He was an Army veteran. Survivors include his wife, Glenda Smothers; two daughters, Veronica S. Hughley and Monica K. Smothers; three brothers, Eugene, Sullivan and Leon Smothers; and two sisters, Ida S. Jackson and Lucille Chambers. A funeral was held Saturday at D. W. Rhodes Funeral Home. Burial was in Resthaven Memorial Park.

DR. FRANCISCO JAVIER SOLER

Dr. Francisco Javier Soler, chief surgeon at Chalmette Medical Center, died Thursday of a heart attack at the hospital. He was 62. Dr. Soler was born in Barcelona Spain and lived in the New Orleans area for the past 35 years. He was a graduate of Villanove University in Cuba and Tulane School of Medicine. His career in New Orleans took him to Mercy+Baptist Medical Center, Pendleton Memorial Methodist Hospital, Lakeland Medical Center, and East Jefferson General Hospital. He was a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and was a member of the American Medical Association, the St. Bernard Parish Medical Society, the Orleans Parish Medical Society, the Louisiana State Medical Society and the Tulane Surgical Society. He was an Army veteran and served in the medical corps as the battalion surgeon for the 1st armored division. Survivors include his wife, Deborah Duke Soler; three sons, Javier J., Miguel A. and Paul J. Soler; five daughters, Laura Soler Grody, Stephanie L. Noto, Ana C., Teresa M. and Olivia M. Soler; three brothers, Jose, Esteban and Lourdes Soler; six sisters, Margarita Roventos, Maria Soler, Tecla Iglesias, Maria Rosa Martinez, Maria Teresa Tijuan and Antonia Berdasco; and five grandchildren. A Mass will be said Monday at 1 p.m. at St. Bernard Memorial Funeral Home, 701 W. Virtue St. Visitation will be today from 6 to 9 p.m. and Monday beginning at 10 a.m. Burial will be in St. Bernard Memorial Gardens.

JAMES STEWART

James Stewart, a truck driver, died Tuesday of tuberculosis at Vencor Hospital. He was 59. Mr. Stewart was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. Survivors include his wife, Herdasean Marshall Stewart; three sons, James, Antoine and Kevin Stewart, all of St. Louis; two daughters, Sharon Randall of St. Louis and Alberta Stewart; a brother, George Stewart; two sisters, Clair Robinson and Deloris Black; and nine grandchildren. A funeral will be held Monday at Dorothy Lawless Mortuary, 3825 Washington Ave. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Burial will be in Providence Memorial Park.

WILLIAM MARDSIE TOOMER

William Mardsie Toomer, a laborer, died Wednesday of a heart attack at Lutheran Nursing Home. He was 92. Mr. Toomer was born in Franklinton and lived in New Orleans for the past 70 years. He was a member of Pleasant Valley Missionary Baptist Church. He was a veteran of the Navy. Survivors include his wife, Alte Toomer; a son, Pete Varnado; three daughters, Dorothy Poingsett of San Jose, Calif., Mardise Thomas of San Francisco, Calif., and Gaynell Breaux; 18 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren. A wake will be held Monday at 8 p.m. at Pleasant Valley Missionary Baptist Church, 3056 Laussat St. A funeral will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Providence Memorial Park. Majestic Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.


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