Miscellaneous Orleans Parish, Louisiana Obituaries - 1998

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April 16, 1998

John Herbert Aguillard Sr.
John Herbert Aguillard Sr., a retired self-employed welder, died April 6 of cancer at Metropolitan Hospice. He was 57. Mr. Aguillard was born in New Orleans and lived in Algiers for the past 30 years. Survivors include his companion, Nellie T. Charles; three sons, Anthony and John H. Aguillard Jr. and Herbert Tyler; six daughters, Brenda Swayne, Andrea Wrather, Wanda Brown, Glenda Draughn, Patricia Forest and Marelle Aguillard; five brothers, Joseph, Jack, Charles, Sidney and Donald Aguillard; two sisters, Yvonne Bart and Janet Dubuclet; 24 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. A memorial Mass will be said Saturday at 10 a.m. at Corpus Christi Catholic Church, 2022 St. Bernard Ave.

Sandra Austin
Sandra Austin, a homemaker, died April 8 of a heart attack at her home. She was 50. Miss Austin was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. Survivors include a son, Charles Austin; two brothers, Monticello and Henry Austin; and a sister, Patricia Maldon. A funeral will be held Friday at 1:30 p.m. at Gaskin-Tilly Mortuary, 1225 N. Rampart St. Visitation will begin Friday at 8 a.m. Burial will be in Providence Memorial Park.

Freddie Lathaniel Barnes
Freddie Lathaniel Barnes, a retired trackman for the New Orleans Public Belt Railroad, died Tuesday of heart failure at Veterans Affairs Medical Center. He was 71. Mr. Barnes was born in Vidalia and lived in New Orleans for the past 48 years. He attended Grambling State University. He was a Navy veteran of World War II, serving in the Pacific, and was awarded the Victory Medal. He worked for the railroad for 35 years. Survivors include his wife, Louise Barnes; four sons, Onerray Neal and Ronald, Larry and Victor Barnes; two daughters, Janiece Barnes Mitchell of Atlanta and Jackie St. Martin; a sister, Gladys B. Scretchings of Los Angeles; 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. A funeral will be held Friday at 1 p.m. at Tharp-Sontheimer-Tharp Funeral Home, 4127 S. Claiborne Ave. Visitation will begin Friday at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Park.

William ``Tiny'' Benoit
William ``Tiny'' Benoit, a retired laborer on an oyster boat, died April 6 of undetermined causes at Chalmette Living Center. He was 57. Mr. Benoit was born in New Orleans and lived in Verret for the past four years. Survivors include a brother, Howard Eugene, and a sister, Lisa Benoit. A funeral was held Wednesday at D.W. Rhodes Funeral Home. Burial was in Promised Land Cemetery in Bertrandville.

Dustin Blue
Dustin Blue, a student at Alfred Lawless High School, died April 5 of complications from a seizure at his home. He was 22. Mr. Blue was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. Survivors include his mother, Dolores Blue; three brothers, Abdule and Samuel Blue and Michael Barnes; and a sister, Carol Blue. A funeral will be held Friday at 10 a.m. at Gaskin-Tilly Mortuary, 1225 N. Rampart St. Visitation will begin at 8 a.m. Burial will be in Providence Memorial Park.

Rachel Agnes Bridgewater
Rachel Agnes Bridgewater, a homemaker, died Friday of heart failure at Meadowcrest Hospital. She was 82. Mrs. Bridgewater was born in New Roads and lived in Marrero for the past 54 years. She was a parishioner of St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church. Survivors include seven sons, Lionel, Lawrence, Warren, James, Harry, Leonard and Larry Bridgewater; five daughters, Mildred Roussell, Delores Darensburg, Melva Boone, Daisy Wilson and Bernadette Lain; five sisters, Leona Neal, Angeline Harris, Pauline Ruth, Carrie Joseph and Doretha Allen; 91 grandchildren; 59 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren. A Mass will be said Saturday at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church, 455 Ames Blvd., Marrero. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Burial will be in Restlawn Park in Avondale. Davis Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Ramona Dupre Cannon
Ramona Dupre Cannon, a retired special-education teacher's assistant at E.D. White School and Danneel Vocational School, died Monday of pancreatic cancer at her home. She was 69. Mrs. Cannon was born in Jefferson Parish and lived in New Orleans for the past 51 years. She was honored in 1990 for her work at Danneel Vocational School. She was a parishioner of St. Raphael the Archangel Catholic Church and a member of the Lay Order of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, secretary of the order's Motherhouse Chapter and a member of the Kitty Club. Survivors include a son, Reynold Gerard Cannon; four brothers, Emilo N., Lloyd R., Elmer St. Elmo and Warren Dupre Sr.; and a sister, Inez D. Taylor. A Mass will be said Friday at noon at St. Raphael the Archangel Church, 5600 Elysian Fields Ave. Visitation will begin Friday at 10 a.m. Burial will be in St. Louis Cemetery No. 3. McMahon-Coburn-Briede Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Bernadine Curry Crowley
Bernadine Curry Crowley, a bar owner, died Tuesday at Pendleton Memorial Methodist Hospital. She was 85. Mrs. Crowley was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. She was a member of the Lady Jugetts and the Football Bunch. Survivors include her husband, Herbert Crowley; a daughter, Muriel Williams; a grandchild; and two great-grandchildren. A Mass will be said Friday at 10 a.m. at St. Maria Goretti Catholic Church, 7300 Crowder Blvd. Visitation will begin Friday at 9 a.m. Burial will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery. Magee Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Margaret ``Maggie'' Cahill Friedman
Margaret ``Maggie'' Cahill Friedman, a retired abstracter for the state of Louisiana, died Friday at Specialty Hospital of New Orleans. She was 90. Mrs. Friedman was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. She worked for the state for 26 years. Survivors include two sons, Maurice B. and Frank P. Friedman; three daughters, Sister Mary Maurice Friedman, R.S.M., Imelda M. Moriarity and Jeanne Rose Hammell; a sister, Mary Francis Betz; 12 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. A Mass was said Wednesday at P.J. McMahon & Sons Funeral Home.

The Rev. Willis G. Garrison Sr.
The Rev. Willis G. Garrison Sr., retired pastor of Truevine Missionary Baptist Church in DeKalb, Texas, died April 9 in Texarkana, Texas. He was 91. The Rev. Garrison was born in Clinton and lived in Texarkana for many years. He was the retired executive secretary of the Texarkana YMCA. He was a member of St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church. Survivors include a son, Herbert E. Garrison Sr.; 10 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. A funeral will be held Friday at 7 p.m. at St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church in Texarkana. Burial will be in Chapelwood Memorial Gardens. Richardson Funeral Home in Texarkana is in charge of arrangements.

Florence Antoinette Hills
Florence Antoinette Hills, a former secretary and administrative assistant, died April 8 of liver disease at University Hospital. She was 43. Ms. Hills was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. She attended John McDonogh High School, Sidney N. Collier Technical College and Cameron Community College. She worked for the University of New Orleans, Tulane University's A.B. Freeman School of Business and the Office of Vital Statistics in the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals. She was a member of First Zion Baptist Church, where she was an assistant to the pastor, and the Women's Entrepreneurial Workshop. Survivors include her husband, Andrew Moore; a son, Steven Jamal Hills; a daughter, Karima Onekie Hills; a brother, Lionel C. Hills Jr.; two sisters, Barnessa Hudson and Tina Hills; and a grandchild. A funeral will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at First Zion Baptist Church, 7201 Olive St. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Burial will be in St. Louis Cemetery No. 3. Gaskin-Tilly Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Darryl Joseph Leavings
Darryl Joseph Leavings, a distribution clerk for the Postal Service, died Monday of lung cancer at Touro Infirmary. He was 45. Mr. Leavings was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. He graduated from Booker T. Washington High School and attended Southern University at New Orleans. Survivors include his father, Carl Leavings Sr.; his mother, Jessie Mae Linton Leavings; two brothers, Carl Jr. and Vernell Rene Leavings Sr.; and four sisters, Beverly Leavings McCann, Carla Leavings Caliste, Darlene Leavings Washington and Gisele Leavings Nevins. A funeral will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at Second True Light Baptist Church, 540 Fourth St. Visitation will begin Friday at 9 a.m. Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Park. Gaskin-Tilly Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Elton Thomas Mackie Jr.
Elton Thomas Mackie Jr., a retired consulting petroleum engineer, died Tuesday of Alzheimer's disease at St. Anna's Residence. He was 68. Mr. Mackie was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. He graduated from Metairie Park Country Day School and Louisiana State University, where he was a member of Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity. He was a Navy veteran of the Korean War. He was a member of the Pickwick Club, Southern Yacht Club and several Carnival organizations. Survivors include his wife, Martha Means Mackie; a son, Thomas S. Mackie; a daughter, Elizabeth Mackie; his mother, Thelma McCarthy Carriere; a brother, R. Dale Mackie; and two grandchildren. A memorial service will be held today at 3:30 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church, 1329 Jackson Ave. Visitation will begin at 2:30 p.m. Burial will be in Metairie Cemetery. Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Sara Alice Mahan
Sara Alice Mahan, a retired schoolteacher, died April 9 in Birmingham, Ala. She was 78. Miss Mahan was born in Briarfield, Ala., and lived in New Orleans before moving to Birmingham. She graduated from Blessed Sacrament Academy and the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She taught at schools in Alabama and for 10 years at St. Jude Elementary School in Louisiana. She was a parishioner of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Birmingham and a member of its Altar Society and of Beta Sigma Phi. Survivors include two sisters, Christabel M. Haynes and Cornelia Ada Fridley. A Mass was said Tuesday at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church. Burial was in Elmwood Cemetery in Birmingham. Elmwood Chapel in Birmingham handled arrangements.

Mary L. McCray
Mary L. McCray, a retired teacher, died Monday of a heart attack at Easthaven Care Center. She was 71. Mrs. McCray was born in Kentwood and lived in New Orleans for the past four years. She attended O.W. Dillon High School in Kentwood. Survivors include a son, Frank E. Taylor of Kentwood; two daughters, Barbara T. Robertson and Mary A. Odom; a sister, Esther Mae Fluker; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation will be Friday from 4 to 9 p.m. at Gaskin-Tilly Mortuary, 1225 N. Rampart St. A funeral will be held Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at Oak Grove A.M.E. Church, 801 Ave. I, Kentwood. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Janette Henderson Mickens
Janette Henderson Mickens, a homemaker, died Monday at her home. She was 75. Mrs. Mickens was born in Morgan City and lived in New Orleans most of her life. She was a member of Sixth Baptist Church and its Deaconess Board. Survivors include six sons, Royal Mickens of Tallahassee, Fla., and Joseph, Michael, Ralph, Lloyd and Raymond Mickens; three daughters, Janice Limeaux, Lorraine Lyons and Debra Jones; two sisters, Gloria Davis and Lucille Delcour; 25 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. A funeral will be held Saturday at 9:30 a.m. at Sixth Baptist Church, 928 Felicity St. Visitation will begin at 8 a.m. Burial will be in Providence Memorial Park. Gertrude Geddes Willis Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Victor Moreira
Victor Moreira died April 6 of undetermined causes at Charity Hospital. He was 27. Mr. Moreira was born in Honduras and lived in New Orleans for the past five years. A funeral will be held today at 7:30 p.m. at Jacob Schoen & Son Funeral Home, 3827 Canal St. Visitation will begin at 5 p.m. Burial will be private.

Ferdinand ``Ferdy'' Perrien
Ferdinand ``Ferdy'' Perrien, a retired infant clothing designer, died Tuesday of cancer at his home. He was 73. Mr. Perrien was born in New Orleans and lived in Gretna for the past 54 years. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. Survivors include his wife, Shirley Melling Perrien; two sons, Dennis and Gary Perrien; a brother, Alvin Perrien; a sister, Catherine Gressett; and four grandchildren. A Mass will be said today at 2 p.m. at Mothe Funeral Home, 2100 West Bank Expressway, Harvey. Visitation will begin at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Westlawn Memorial Park.

Jeannette Pomes Smith
Jeannette Pomes Smith, a homemaker, died Tuesday of cancer at her home. She was 65. Mrs. Smith was born in New Orleans and lived in St. Bernard Parish before moving to Lacombe a year ago. Survivors include her husband, Harold J. Smith Jr.; three sons, Henry E., Brian M. and Harold J. Smith III; three sisters, Dorothy P. Maynard, Joel P. Stewart and Jean Boudoin; and two grandchildren. A funeral will be held Friday at 10 a.m. at St. Bernard Memorial Funeral Home, 701 W. Virtue St., Chalmette. Visitation will be today from 6 to 10 p.m. and Friday from 9 to 10 a.m. Burial will be in St. Vincent de Paul Cemetery No. 3.

Vernon ``Tiny-Man'' ``Nonnie'' Watkins Jr.
Vernon ``Tiny-Man'' ``Nonnie'' Watkins Jr., a carpenter, died Monday of gunshot wounds in the 2100 block of Whitney Avenue, Algiers. He was 21. Mr. Watkins was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. Survivors include his father, Vernon Watkins Sr., and a sister, Jo'Von Makeima Watkins. A wake will be held Friday at 8 p.m. at Davis Mortuary, 6820 West Bank Expressway, Marrero. Dismissal will be Saturday at 9 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Christian Social Cemetery in Gretna.

The Rev. Harold Weber, S.J.
The Rev. Harold Weber, S.J., a retired Catholic priest and educator, died Tuesday in Batticoloa, Sri Lanka. He was 84. Father Weber was born in New Orleans and lived in Sri Lanka for the past 50 years. He graduated from Jesuit High School and entered the Society of Jesus at Grand Coteau in 1931. He was ordained in St. Marys, Kan., in 1944. He taught at Jesuit High School before volunteering to go to Ceylon, now Sri Lanka, as a missionary in 1947. He taught for 40 years at St. Michael's College in Batticoloa, where the main athletic field was named Weber Stadium in his honor. The school's athletic teams and band were outfitted with uniforms donated by New Orleans schools. Burial will be in Batticoloa.

Clifton ``Red'' Wells
Clifton ``Red'' Wells, a retired concrete finisher, died Sunday of throat cancer at Memorial Medical Center. He was 78. Mr. Wells was born in Cottonport and lived in New Orleans for the past 42 years. He was an Army veteran of World War II. Survivors include a son, Clifton Wells Jr. of Detroit; three daughters, Hilda Jones of Mansura, Rose Guillot of Cottonport and Terrisita Reimonenq; a brother, Earnest Wells; a sister, Viola Wells; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. A wake will be held Friday from 5 to 10 p.m. at Escude Funeral Home in Cottonport. A funeral will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. Burial will be in New Light Baptist Cemetery in Evergreen.

Willie Williams
Willie Williams, a retired truck driver for Porta Can Inc., died Saturday of pneumonia at Ochsner Foundation Hospital. He was 71. Mr. Williams was born in Arcadia and lived in New Orleans for the past 33 years. He also was an auto mechanic. Survivors include his wife, Marcella Walker Williams; five sons, Ernest, Willie B., Ronnie, James and Paul Walker; four daughters, Rosetta Meeks, Loretta A. Thomas, Pauline W. Hughes and Ruby L. Miller; two sisters, Velma Gray and Laretta Nabors; 32 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren. A funeral will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Beautiful Zion Baptist Church, 1017 Elmira Ave., Algiers. Visitation will be Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. at Murray Henderson Funeral Home, 1209 Teche St., Algiers, and Saturday from 9 to 11 a.m. at the church. Burial will be in Restlawn Park in Avondale.

John H. Woodward
John H. Woodward, a retired teacher, died April 9 of complications from a ruptured pancreas at Seton Hospital in Austin, Texas. He was 67. Mr. Woodward was born in New Orleans and lived in Slidell for many years before moving to Marble Falls, Texas, where he taught at Marble Falls Elementary School. He was a Marine Corps pilot during the Korean War. Survivors include his wife, Mary Carolyn Yeates Woodward; two sons, Scott and Randy Woodward; and three grandchildren. A graveside service will be held today at 1 p.m. at Forest Lawn Cemetery, 1751 Gause Blvd. West, Slidell. Honaker Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

April 18, 1998

YVONNE MARIE BROWN-MUSE

Yvonne Marie Brown-Muse, a homemaker, died Sunday of an aneurysm at her home. She was 50. Mrs. Brown-Muse was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. She graduated from L.B. Landry High School and the University of Connecticut and received a computer technology degree from Phillips Junior College. She was a member of Beautiful Zion Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, Thomas Muse; a son, Devin White; four brothers, David, Robert, Chester and Kessler Brown; five sisters, Dorothea Gilliam, Gloria Hudson, Thelma Brown, Denise Tankersley and Tollenta Ovide; and a grandchild. A wake and funeral will be held Sunday at 8 p.m. at Beautiful Zion Baptist Church, 1017 Elmira Ave., Algiers. Dismissal will be Monday at 10 a.m. at the church. Burial will be in Westlawn Memorial Park. Murray Henderson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

RAE GEARY CRANE

Rae Geary Crane, a retired homemaker, died Friday at the Poydras Home for Elderly Ladies. She was 87. Mrs. Crane was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. She graduated from Sophie B. Wright High School and attended Newcomb College. Survivors include a son, G. Price Crane Jr.; two daughters, Patricia C. Mason and Rae C. Pertuit; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. A Mass will be said today at 11 a.m. at St. Rita Catholic Church, 2729 Lowerline St. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Lake Lawn Park Mausoleum. Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

GEORGE O. FERGUSON JR.

George O. Ferguson Jr., a retired marine claims adjuster for the Hartford Insurance Co., died Wednesday at Memorial Medical Center. He was 75. Mr. Ferguson was born in Stephenville, Texas, and lived in New Orleans for the past 24 years. He graduated from Tarleton State University in Stephenville and the University of Texas. He was a lieutenant in the Navy during World War II, serving in the South Pacific. He was a member of the vestry at St. Philip's Episcopal Church. Survivors include his wife, Cynthia Donat Ferguson; two sons, David Ferguson of Dalton, Ga., and Christopher Ferguson of Glen Allen, Va.; a daughter, Susan Ferguson; a brother, Charles Ferguson of Irvine, Calif.; a sister, Mary Anderson of Stephenville; and two grandchildren. A memorial service will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at St. Philip's Episcopal Church, 3643 Aurora Drive, Algiers. Burial will be in Lake Lawn Park Mausoleum. Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

ERNEST `TOOG-A-LOW' FISHER

Ernest ``Toog-A-Low'' Fisher, a retired conductor for the Illinois Central Gulf Railroad, died Saturday of complications from brain surgery at Veterans Affairs Medical Center in New Orleans. He was 78. Mr. Fisher was born in Bayree and lived in LaPlace. He was a former sergeant in the Army. He was a deacon at Providence Baptist Church No. 1 in LaPlace and a member of the St. John Council on Aging and Starlight Lodge No. 5, where he was senior warden for many years. Survivors include his wife, Lois Braud Fisher; a son, Ronnie Fisher of Clarksville, Tenn.; four daughters, Ruby Fisher Stewart of Reserve, Julone Fisher of New Orleans, Chantel Fisher Allen and Marnita Anderson; 16 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. A funeral will be held today at noon at Providence Baptist Church No. 1, 240 Pine St., LaPlace. Visitation will begin at 10:30 a.m. Burial will be in Providence Cemetery in LaPlace. Hobson-Brown Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

BARBARA JANE HIXSON GELLING

Barbara Jane Hixson Gelling, a homemaker, died Thursday of heart failure at her home. She was 69. Mrs. Gelling was born in Philadelphia and lived in Mandeville. She was a member of Christ Episcopal Church. Survivors include her husband, Norman Charles Gelling; two daughters, Susan Marie Gelling Tynes of Gonzales and Rebecca Ann Gelling Baute; and three grandchildren. A memorial service will be held today at 1 p.m. at Christ Episcopal Church, 120 S. New Hampshire St., Covington. E.J. Fielding Funeral Home in Covington is in charge of arrangements.

THEODORE `MERK' GOODMAN JR.

Theodore ``Merk'' Goodman Jr., a self-employed carpenter, died Thursday of a heart attack at Charity Hospital. He was 63. Mr. Goodman was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. He was an Army veteran. Survivors include his companion, Irish L. DeSilva; seven sons, Darrell, Brian, Kevin and Theodore Goodman III, Wayne and Daniel DeSilva and Larry Dillinger; three daughters, Sharon G. Williams, Cheryl M. Garrison and Simeko G. Revader; six brothers, Dominick ``Jesse'' Goodman and Salvador, Sterling, Alfred, Roland and Curtis Doucette; four sisters, Marilyn Doucette and Karen, Sharon and Mary Ellen Goodman; 20 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. A Mass will be said Monday at 11 a.m. at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church, 1835 St. Roch Ave. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Park. Charbonnet-Labat Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

EARLINE GORDON

Earline Gordon, a homemaker, died April 9 of heart disease at Tulane University Medical Center. She was 70. Mrs. Gordon was born in Columbia, Miss., and lived in New Orleans for many years. She was a member of Beulah Land Baptist Church. Survivors include a daughter, Artis Dixon; six brothers, L.V. Johnson of Chicago, Bill and Sellers Johnson of Gulfport, Miss., Ervin Johnson of Houston and Sylvester and Willie P. Johnson; three sisters, Eveline Johnson Richards of Seattle, Martha Ann Johnson Grimm of Gulfport and Birdie Mae White; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. A funeral will be held today at 8 p.m. at Friendship Baptist Church in Columbia. Visitation will begin at 7 p.m. Dismissal will be Sunday at 8 a.m. at the church. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Cook Galloway Funeral Home in Columbia is in charge of arrangements.

LEAH HALEY

Leah Haley, a retired social worker with the state Office of Public Health's Family Planning Program, died April 10 of heart failure at University Hospital. She was 57. Mrs. Haley was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. She attended Delgado Community College and graduated from Tulane University and the New Careers Training Program. She was a member of Little Mount Olive Baptist Church, where she was president of the Beautifying Club and a member of the Pastor's Aid Club and Sunday school. She also was a member of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, the Louisiana Initiative for Teen Pregnancy Prevention and the Clerical Association of Louisiana. Survivors include her husband, Johnnie Lee Haley; three sons, Ronald, Vincent and Donald Washington; two daughters, Darlene and Roslyn Washington; a brother, James Ervin Jr.; four sisters, Edna Wiltz, Mercedes Foster, Rosa Sullivan and Barbara Ervin; 22 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. A funeral will be held today at 11 a.m. at Little Mount Olive Baptist Church, 3709 Gen. Taylor St. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Burial will be in Providence Memorial Park. D.W. Rhodes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

JOHN HENRY `BIG JOHN' `BOO' McCRAY

John Henry ``Big John'' ``Boo'' McCray, a retired laborer for Avondale Industries, died Monday at Charity Hospital of injuries suffered in a traffic accident. He was 63. Mr. McCray was born in Clinton and lived in New Orleans for the past 50 years. He was an Army veteran. Survivors include his wife, Leola McCray; two sons, Irben and Earl McCray; a daughter, Michelle McCray; and five grandchildren. A wake will be held Sunday at 6 p.m. at Mount Carmel Baptist Church, 2024 N. Tonti St. Dismissal will be Monday at 10 a.m. at the church. Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Park. D.W. Rhodes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

JOSEPH H. `POP' MEADOWS

Joseph H. ``Pop'' Meadows, a retired service manager for Coastal Equipment Co. of Louisiana, died Thursday of a heart attack at West Jefferson Medical Center. He was 72. Mr. Meadows was born in Lettsworth and lived on the West Bank, most recently in Harvey, for more than 50 years. He was a graduate of Innis High School and attended Louisiana State University. He was a member of International Union of Operating Engineers Local 406. Survivors include his wife, Lena Bonfiglio Meadows; two sons, Joseph S. and Paul A. Meadows; a brother, Warren Meadows; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. A funeral will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at Mothe Funeral Home, 2100 West Bank Expressway, Harvey. Burial will be in Westlawn Memorial Park.

LYDIA MICKAL

Lydia Mickal, a retired New Orleans public school teacher, died Friday of heart failure at Memorial Medical Center. She was 90. Miss Mickal was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. She graduated from the New Orleans Normal School. She was a member of St. Luke's United Methodist Church, the Syrian and Lebanese American Club of New Orleans and the New Orleans Retired Teachers Association. Survivors include a sister, Odette Mickal. A funeral will be held today at 1 p.m. at St. Luke's United Methodist Church, 5875 Canal Blvd. Visitation will begin at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery. Jacob Schoen & Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

THERESA ANN MONTGOMERY

Theresa Ann Montgomery, a respiratory therapist, died Tuesday of cancer at University Hospital. She was 39. Ms. Montgomery was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. She graduated from Xavier University and Delgado Community College. She worked at Tulane University Medical Center for several years and at THC New Orleans, now Vencor Hospital, for the past three years. She was a member of Gideon Christian Fellowship and a counselor with its Living Alternative Outreach Ministry, counseling single women. Survivors include two sons, Cyril Montgomery and Larry Francis Jr.; her father, Floyd Montgomery Sr.; her mother, Jacqueline Lampkins; her stepmother, Ruby Montgomery; two brothers, Gregory and Floyd Montgomery Jr.; and two sisters, Ella and Daisy Montgomery. A funeral will be held today at 11 a.m. at Gideon Christian Fellowship, 3401 Elysian Fields Ave. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Providence Memorial Park. D.W. Rhodes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

DENNIS MARTIN POWERS

Dennis Martin Powers, a merchant seaman, died Friday of cancer at his home. He was 52. Mr. Powers was born in Martinez, Calif., and lived in Slidell for the past six years. He was a Navy veteran. Survivors include a sister, Selma Jean Cambron of Overland, Mo. No services are scheduled. Honaker Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

LAURA MARY RECKNER

Laura Mary Reckner, a retired draftswoman for Boeing Co. and Gandolfo Surveyors, died Wednesday at her home. She was 76. Miss Reckner was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. She graduated from John McDonogh High School and attended Tulane University. She was a former parishioner of Annunciation Catholic Church. Survivors include a sister, Annabelle Reckner. A Mass will be said today at 11 a.m. at P.J. McMahon & Sons Funeral Home, 4800 Canal St. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Burial will be in St. Patrick Cemetery No. 1.

EUGENE SAMUELS JR.

Eugene Samuels Jr., a retired truck driver for Delta Containers, died Monday of a heart attack at St. Claude Medical Center. He was 72. Mr. Samuels was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. Survivors include his wife, Wilhelmina Samuels; nine sons, Eugene III, Robert, Richard, Peety, Dereck, Vernon, Clifford, Henry and Eugene Samuels IV; four daughters, Geraldine Hubbard and Ellamay, Lilyveraia and Margarite Samuels; 10 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. A funeral will be held today at 11 a.m. at Cooper-Glapion Funeral Home, 2201 Caffin Ave. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Ellen Cemetery.

ELIJAH WEATHERSBY

Elijah Weathersby died Sunday of congenital heart failure at Tulane University Hospital. He was 2 and lived in New Orleans. Survivors include his parents, Jerry and Gracie Weathersby; four brothers, Levar and Alvin Humble, Mornear Mark and Jerry Weathersby Jr.; three sisters, Gennesaret and Shimshi Mark and Mushi Weathersby; and his grandparents, Evelean and John Tyler and Loraine Weathersby. A funeral will be held today at 9 a.m. at Gaskin-Tilly Mortuary, 1225 N. Rampart St. Visitation will begin at 8 a.m. Burial will be in Providence Memorial Park.


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