Miscellaneous Orleans Parish, Louisiana Obituaries - 1998

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April 19, 1998

JENNIFER BILLINGS ARRAZATE

Jennifer Billings Arrazate, a sales agent for Lee Michaels Fine Jewelry in Lakeside Shopping Center, died Friday at East Jefferson General Hospital of gunshot wounds. She was 29. Mrs. Arrazate was a lifelong resident of the New Orleans area. She graduated from East Jefferson High School. Survivors include her son, Nicolas ``Nikki'' Arrazate; her parents, David Lee and Brenda Fitzmorris Billings; a brother, David Billings; three sisters, Dana Pollet, Rochelle Billings and Hope Wingfield; and her grandmothers, Mabel Kinney and Ethel Fitzmorris. A funeral will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd. Visitation will be Monday from 6 to 10 p.m. and Tuesday from 9 to 11 a.m. Burial will be in All Saints Mausoleum in Metairie Cemetery.

ANNISE WARNING BELLO

Annise Warning Bello, a private sitter, died Thursday of cancer at her home. She was 64. Mrs. Bello was born in Natchitoches and lived in New Orleans for the past 40 years. She was a member of Greater St. Stephen Full Gospel Baptist Church. Survivors include six sons, Timothy George, Donald, Ronald, John F., and Arthur A. Warning Jr. and Dennis A. Warning Sr.; a daughter, Betty A. Warning; her mother, Ann Huey Morgan; 11 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. A funeral will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Greater St. Stephen Full Gospel Baptist Church, 2308 S. Liberty St. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Burial will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery. D.W. Rhodes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

CLARENCE `CJ' WARREN BEN JR.

Clarence ``CJ'' Warren Ben Jr., a carpenter for Mobil Oil Chalmette Refinery, died Friday of heart failure at Touro Infirmary. He was 49. Mr. Ben was born in Bertrandville and lived in Violet for the past 23 years. He was a parishioner of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, president of the Tchoupitoulas Beagle Club and a member of Central Mississippi-Louisiana Beagle Club. Survivors include his wife, Yvonne Joyce Williams Ben; a son, Wesley J. Ben; a daughter, Trudy B. Cage; his parents, Iona C. and Clarence W. Ben Sr.; and three brothers, Lawrence Ben of Fort Washington, Md., and Tyrone and Michael Ben. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at St. Bernard Memorial Gardens and Funeral Home, 701 W. Virtue St. followed by a Mass at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Violet. Visitation will be at the funeral home Monday from 4-7 p.m. and Tuesday at 9 a.m. Burial will be in Bertrandville Cemetery.

ROBERT BENJAMIN BLAND SR.

Robert Benjamin Bland Sr., former owner of Bland Produce and Bland Trucking, died Friday of cancer at East Jefferson General Hospital. He was 82. Mr. Bland was born in Minneapolis and lived in Metairie for the past 60 years. He worked with Second Harvesters Food Bank, the Sisters of the Poor and New Orleans Artists Against Hunger and Homelessness. He was a member of the krewes of Babylon, Okeanos and Bards of Bohemia. He was also a member of the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Organization, the Restaurant Association and the Produce Marketing Association. Survivors include his wife, Midge ``Margie'' Bland; a son, Robert B. Bland Jr.; a daughter, Michelle L. Bland; a sister, Ruth Bailey; nine grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Leitz-Eagan Funeral Home, 4747 Veterans Memorial Blvd. Visitation will begin at 6 p.m.

MARY ANN BOURGEOIS

Mary Ann Bourgeois, a retired nurse's aide for Dependable Nursing and Family Care, died Thursday of pneumonia at Chalmette Medical Center. She was 68. Mrs. Bourgeois was born in New Orleans and lived at St. Rita's Nursing Home in St. Bernard for the past three years. Survivors include her husband, Charles W. Bourgeois Sr.; two sons, Paul and Charles Bourgeois Jr.; a daughter, Deborah B. Annis; two sisters, Rita Pizzalatto and Effie Proctor; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. A Mass will be said Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Jacob Schoen & Son Funeral Home, 527 Elysian Fields Ave. Visitation will be Monday from 6 to 10 p.m. and Tuesday from 8 to 11 a.m. Burial will be in St. Vincent de Paul Cemetery No. 2.

JOHN DONALD BOX

John Donald Box, a director of computer operations for CTA Inc., died Friday of cancer at his home. He was 66. Mr. Box was born in Scotland and came to the United States at age 7. He lived in New Orleans, Ohio and New York before moving to Mandeville in 1986. He earned bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Michigan. He formerly worked for the Army Corps of Engineers and as a senior data processing officer for Martin Marietta. He was a 33rd-degree Mason and Shriner and a member of Mensa. Survivors include his wife, Nancy Howell Box; two sons, John Calvin and Matthew Box; and a daughter, Jennifer Box. A funeral will be held Monday at 1 p.m. at Schoen Funeral Home, 1414 S. Tyler St., Covington. Visitation will begin at noon.

LAWRENCE `SKINNY' CARTER JR.

Lawrence ``Skinny'' Carter Jr., a retired employee of Domino's Sugar, died Monday of heart failure in Harleyville, S.C. He was 69. Mr. Carter was born in Gray and lived in New Orleans for many years. He was a co-owner of Pee-Wee's Auto Shop and an Army veteran. Survivors include a son, Toney Carter of Harleyville; a brother, Wilbert Riley of Houston; a sister, Betty C. Wilkerson; and four grandchildren. A funeral will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Guiding Light Baptist Church, 2012 Washington Ave. Visitation will begin Tuesday at 9 a.m. Burial will be in Providence Memorial Park. Majestic Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

MICHAEL FRANCIS FITZMORRIS

Michael Francis Fitzmorris, an employee for Schell Co., died Friday of cancer at East Jefferson General Hospital. He was 52. Mr. Fitzmorris was born in New Orleans and lived in Metairie for the past 25 years. He was a graduate of De La Salle High School and attended Loyola University. He was a Navy and Marine Corps veteran and received a Bronze Star, Vietnamese Cross for Gallantry and Purple Heart. Survivors include his wife, Bernice Clark Fitzmorris; a son, Michael Brandon Fitzmorris; his mother, Theresa Jemison Fitzmorris; and three brothers, Terrence W., Dennis K. and John D. Fitzmorris Jr. A Mass will be said Monday at 11 a.m. at All Faiths Funeral Home, 5200 Canal Blvd. Visitation will begin after 9 a.m. Burial will be in Westlawn Memorial Park and Mausoleum.

PETER R. FRANK

Peter R. Frank, a retired employee of Lone Star Industries, died Thursday at his home. He was 80. Mr. Frank was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. Survivors include his wife, Kittoria B. Frank; two sons, Glenn R. and Peter Frank Jr.; two daughters, Estella Smith Frank and Dora M. Pierre; 17 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; and a great great-grandchild. A Mass will be said Monday at 10 a.m. at St. Mary of Angels Catholic Church, 3501 N. Miro St. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Burial will be in Restlawn Park. D.W. Rhodes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

ELAINE LORETTA GRAFFATO

Elaine Loretta Graffato, a homemaker, died Thursday of cancer at her home. She was 54. Ms. Graffato was born in New Orleans and lived in Kenner for the past 30 years. She had worked as a salesclerk for Schwegmann grocery stores for 29 years. She was a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church. Survivors include a brother, Vincent Graffato; and three sisters, Yvonne Hull, Agnes McNulty and Glenda Lovell. A Mass will be said Monday at 11:30 a.m. at Tharp-Sontheimer-Tharp Funeral Home, 1600 N. Causeway Blvd. Visitation will be today from 6 to 10 p.m. and Monday at 9 a.m. Burial will be in Cypress Grove Cemetery.

EMELDA `MAMA MEL' GREEN

Emelda ``Mama Mel'' Green, a homemaker, died Friday at her home. She was 91. Mrs. Green was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. Survivors include a daughter, Mary Cartwright Jones; a sister, Lois Hyer Pollard; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. A funeral will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Mount Pilgrim Fourth Baptist Church, 429 Newton St., Algiers. Visitation will begin at 8 a.m. Burial will be in McDonoghville Cemetery. Murray Henderson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

ALBERT HART

Albert Hart, a retired cement finisher, died Friday of cancer at his home. He was 73. Mr. Hart was born in Franklinton and lived in New Orleans before returning to Franklinton a year ago. He was an Army veteran of World War II. Survivors include two sons, Willis Earl Hart of New Orleans and James Earl Hart; two daughters, Brenda Burris and Olivia McCant; two brothers, Marvin Hart of Tylertown, Miss., and George Hart Jr. of New Orleans; two sisters, Corine H. Brumfield and Mamie H. Martin; 10 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. A funeral will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at Crain & Sons Funeral Home, 2000 Washington St., Franklinton. Visitation will be today from 3 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in Hayes Chapel Cemetery.

MINNIE LEE HARTMANN

Minnie Lee Hartmann, a homemaker, died Wednesday at her daughter's home in Boise, Idaho. She was 80. Mrs. Hartmann was born in New Orleans and lived in Germany and Texas before moving to Boise. She was active in church groups. Survivors include a son, Harold Hartmann Jr. of Seattle; a daughter, Carol A. Jones; a brother, Martin Richard of Baton Rouge; four sisters, Lois Richard, Isabel Tell, Catherine Ledoux and Mary Ann Fernandez, all of New Orleans; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. A funeral will be held Monday at Calvary Baptist Church in Boise. Burial will be in Meridian Cemetery, Boise. Alden-Waggoner Chapel in Boise is in charge of arrangements.

ALEEN WEST HOOLEY

Aleen West Hooley, a homemaker, died Tuesday at Doctor's Hospital. She was 85. Mrs. Hooley was born in Gadsden, Ala., and lived in Metairie for the past 17 years. She was a member of First Baptist Church of New Orleans. Survivors include two daughters, Gail H. Gremillion of Louisville, Ky., and Janet H. Saucier; a sister, Margaret W. Sicard; nine grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. A graveside funeral was held Saturday at Lake Lawn Park Cemetery. Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

JOHNNIE REE MOORE

Johnnie Ree Moore, a self-employed brick mason, died Tuesday of heart failure in Detroit. He was 67. Mr. Moore was born in Porterville, Miss., and lived in New Orleans for many years and in Detroit for the past six years. He was an Army veteran. He was a member of St. Philip's Missionary Baptist Church and its Male Chorus in Detroit and the Imperial Sports Club in New Orleans. Survivors include his wife, Annie McDonald of Meridian, Miss.; two sons, Robert and Gregory Moore; two daughters, Dianna Moore-Causey and Christine Moore, both of New Orleans; his mother, Eddie Adwina Mobley of New Orleans; four brothers, Luther Ross Moore of Sandusky, Ohio, Albert and Howard Moore of New Orleans and Bobby Ray Moore of Porterville; three sisters, Earmia Philon of Sandusky, Mary Hubbard of Chicago and Rosie Boudreau of New Orleans; 14 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. A funeral will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at St. John Baptist Church in Porterville. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Clerk's Funeral Home in Meridian is in charge of arrangements.

MARY CATHERINE PURDY

Mary Catherine Purdy, a retired employee of the Orleans Parish School Board, died Friday of complications from a stroke at Guest House of Slidell. She was 82. Mrs. Purdy was born in St. Louis and lived in New Orleans for the past 32 years. Survivors include three sons, Robert E., James J. and William M. Purdy; two daughters, Nancy Munzenberger and Kathy McGuire; two brothers, Hugh and William O'Keeffe, both of St. Louis; 12 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. A memorial Mass will be said Monday at 1 p.m. at St. Cletus Catholic Church, 3600 Claire Ave. in Gretna. Visitation will begin after 11:30 a.m. Tharp-Sontheimer-Tharp Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

EMMA ROBERTSON

Emma Robertson, a homemaker, died Thursday of cancer at University Hospital. She was 73. Mrs. Robertson was born in Columbia, Miss., and lived in New Orleans for the past five years. Survivors include her husband, Bonnie Ray Robinson; three brothers, Jarvis, Chattis and Marion Robertson; four sisters, Susie Smith, Brenda Idom, Lucy Benton and Vera Robertson; four grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. A wake will be held Tuesday at 8 p.m. at Charbonnet-Labat Funeral Home, 1615 St. Philip St. A funeral will be held Wednesday at Cook Galloway Funeral Home in Columbia. Burial will be in New Hope Cemetery in Columbia. Charbonnet-Labat Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

SAM SHERMAN

Sam Sherman, a retired New Orleans public school teacher, died Friday at Touro Infirmary. He was 88. Mr. Sherman was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. He received his bachelor's and master's degrees and doctorate from Louisiana State University. He taught speech and English at Martin Behrman and Warren Easton high schools and was chairman of the English department at John McDonogh High School. He also taught at the University of South Dakota. He was the author of ``A History of Speech Education in New Orleans Elementary and Secondary Schools.'' He was a past president of the New Orleans Public Schools Masters' Club, the Louisiana Speech Association and the West Bank Optimist Club and a former secretary of the West Bank Lions Club. He was a 33rd-degree Mason with Individual Friends Lodge No. 504, F&AM, a founder of the Lures and Liars Sportsmen's Club, and a member or former member of the West Bank Rotary Club, Southern Speech Association, National Communication Association and Louisiana Wildlife Federation. He also was a member or former member of Temple Sinai, Touro Synagogue, the Jewish Community Center and Jewish Family Service. He was an honorary colonel on the staffs of Govs. Earl Long and Edwin Edwards. Survivors include a daughter, Bette Sherman Mopsik; a sister, Becky S. Blotner; and a grandchild. A graveside service will be held today at 2 p.m. at Hebrew Rest Cemetery No. 3, 2100 Pelopidas St. Tharp-Sontheimer-Tharp Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

VALENTINE ROBERT SPRINGER III

Valentine Robert Springer III, the owner of Val Springer Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning, died Friday of a stroke at Chalmette Medical Center. He was 61. Mr. Springer was born in New Orleans and lived in St. Bernard Parish for the past 27 years. He was an Army veteran. Survivors include his wife, Gayle P. Springer; a son, Valentine R. Springer IV; three daughters, Rhonda Lind, Karen Springer and Sandy Boss; and six grandchildren. A Mass will be said Monday at 9 a.m. at St. Bernard Memorial Funeral Home, 701 W. Virtue St. Visitation will be today from 6 to 10 p.m. at the funeral home and Monday at 8:30 a.m. Burial will be in St. Bernard Memorial Gardens.

GEORGE STEWART

George Stewart, a construction worker, died Wednesday of tuberculosis at East Jefferson General Hospital. He was 57. Mr. Stewart was a lifelong resident of Kenner. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Bradford Stewart; a son, George M. Stewart; two daughters, Dionne Stewart Varmall and Geraldine Singleton; a stepdaughter, Annette Bradford; two sisters, Clair S. Robinson and Deloris Black; and six grandchildren. A funeral will be held Monday at noon at Dorothy Lawless Mortuary, 3825 Washington Ave. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Providence Memorial Park.

GEORGE TUCKER

George Tucker, a retired tractor operator at Mississippi River Grain Elevator of Myrtle Grove, died Wednesday of cancer at his home. He was 66. Mr. Tucker was born in Sharkey, Miss., and lived in Gretna for the past 42 years. He was a member of Good Hope Baptist Church. Survivors include a son, Kevin Wilson; a daughter, Daneen W. Camese; a stepdaughter, Louise Bartholomew; two brothers, James Tucker of Rollins Fork, Miss., and the Rev. Earnest Tucker; three sisters, Anna Lee Walton of Bolton, Miss., Mammye Davenport of Los Angeles, and Lillie Mae Johnson of Rollins Fork; two grandchildren; and five stepgrandchildren. A funeral will be held Tuesday at noon at Murray Henderson Funeral Home, 1209 Teche St. Visitation will begin Tuesday at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Restlawn Park.

MARION AMOS WILLIAMS

Marion Amos Williams, a barmaid, died Wednesday of an aneurysm at Touro Infirmary. She was 64. Mrs. Williams was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. She was a graduate of Booker T. Washington High School. Survivors include two sons, Robert Johnson Jr. and Zebadiah Wilson; two daughters, Wanda McMillian and Bobbie Powell; two sisters, Helen Henderson and Irma Brown; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. A funeral will be held Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Gaskin-Tilly Mortuary, 225 N. Rampart St. Visitation will begin at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Providence Memorial Park.

April 20, 1998

James Allen Bartee
James Allen Bartee, retired owner of Bartee Antiques and Bartee's Model A's and co-owner of Bartee's Child Care, died Sunday of cancer at Metropolitan Hospice. He was 83. Mr. Bartee was born in Interlachen, Fla., and lived in Kenner the past 61 years. He attended Delgado Trade School and worked for the Civil Conservation Corps, Todd Shipyard in Algiers, McDermott Shipyard, Dixie Machine Shop and Boland Machine Shop. He was a charter member of Model A Club of New Orleans and a founding member of Riverside Baptist Church. He was an assistant paymaster in the U.S. Army and was attached to the Indian Army during World War II with the rank of technical sergeant. Survivors include his wife, Theola Bordelon Bartee; a son, Michael Jude Bartee of Metairie; a daughter, Marsha Lynn Bartee of New Orleans; three brothers, William Harvey Bartee of Palatka, Fla., Robert Clifton Bartee of Melrose, Fla., and John Lewis Bartee; a sister, Virginia B. Alexander of San Mateo, Calif.; and two grandchildren. A funeral will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Tharp-Sontheimer-Tharp Funeral Home, 1600 N. Causeway Blvd., Metairie. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Jefferson Memorial Gardens in St. Rose.

Inez Beatrice Calcara
Inez Beatrice Calcara, a homemaker, died Thursday at Metropolitan Hospice. She was 80. Mrs. Calcara was born in Memphis and lived in New Orleans the past 26 years. She was a parishioner of St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church. Survivors include two daughters, Anna C. McMahon and Florence C. Stallings; and five grandchildren. A Mass will be said Tuesday at P.J. McMahon & Sons Funeral Home, 4800 Canal St. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Burial will be in Biloxi National Cemetery.

Lorin E. Easterling
Lorin E. Easterling, a student at Bonne Ecole Elementary School, died last week of strangulation in eastern New Orleans. She was 11. Ms. Easterling was a lifelong resident of Slidell. Survivors include her father, Gerald T. Easterling; her mother, Trina S. Easterling; her stepmother, Wanda K. Easterling; and her grandparents, Carol and James ``Skip'' Easterling of Picayune, Miss., Steve Hicks of Belmont, Miss., and Dexter and Wanda Straw. A funeral will be held today at 2 p.m. at First Pentecostal Church, 384 Robert Blvd. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery.

Leo H. Forrester
Leo H. Forrester, a retired employee of Coca-Cola, died Sunday at his home. He was 77. Mr. Forrester was born in Bogalusa and lived in the Metairie and River Ridge areas for the past 48 years. Survivors include his wife, Eva Metre Forrester; three daughters, Lisa G. Forrester, Cynthia Forrester Howse and Vikki Forrester Clark; and two grandchildren. A funeral will be held Tuesday at noon at L.A. Muhleisen & Son Funeral Home, 2929 Metairie Road. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Garden of Memories.

Ursula Mae Hardy
Ursula Mae Hardy, a homemaker, died Thursday of heart failure at St. Charles General Hospital. She was 58. Mrs. Hardy was born in Plaquemines Parish and lived in New Orleans the past 35 years. She attended Phoenix High School and worked at Lakeside Shopping Center and Ochsner Foundation Hospital. She was a member of Mount Arrat Baptist Church, where she was president of the choir. Survivors include her husband, Eddie Hardy Jr.; three sons, Wayne, Reginald and Terrell Hardy; two daughters, Cynthia Encalade of Fort Eustis, Va., and Tanya Hardy; three brothers, George, Romalice and Ulysses Davis of Braithwaite; a sister, Barbara Johnson of Braithwaite; and two grandchildren. A funeral will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Mount Arrat Baptist Church, 2525 First St. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Burial will be in English Turn Cemetery in Braithwaite.

Charles Frederick Hoffield
Charles Frederick Hoffield, a retired Navy chief petty officer, died Saturday of heart disease at his home. He was 64. Mr. Hoffield was born in Pittsburgh and lived in Kenner the past 25 years. He was a member of American Legion Post No. 175. He received the National Defense Service Medal, and the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal. Survivors include his wife, Catherine M. Hoffield; four sons, Ricky and Glenn Hoffield of Pittsburgh and Kevin and Keith Hoffield of Metairie; a daughter, Kathy Hoffield of Metairie; three stepdaughters, Collette and Christy Newman of Metairie and Carolyn Tanner of Texas; and four grandchildren. A funeral will be held today at 8 p.m. at Leitz-Eagan Funeral Home, 4747 Veterans Memorial Blvd. Visitation will begin at 6 p.m.

Joseph ``Quiet'' Jones Jr.
Joseph ``Quiet'' Jones Jr., a retired carpenter, died Thursday at his home of heart disease. He was 60. Mr. Jones was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. He was a former employee of the Municipal Yacht Harbor and Bernard Lumber Co. Survivors include his wife, Loyce Lewis Jones; a son, Wilford Johnson; five daughters, Brenda, Tamara, Demitri, Diane and Chanel Jones; a sister, Victoria Washington; 12 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. A funeral will be held today at 11 a.m. at D.W. Rhodes Funeral Home, 3933 Washington Ave. Visitation will begin at 9:30 a.m. Burial will be in Providence Memorial Park.

Frank Emerson Lankston
Frank Emerson Lankston, a retired Air Force officer and aerospace engineer, died Friday at East Jefferson General Hospital. He was 79. Mr. Lankston was born in Robinson, Ill., and lived in Metairie the past 36 years. He attended George Washington University and worked for the Chrysler Aerospace division. He was a World War II and Korean War veteran and was a member of the American Legion Post No. 267. Survivors include his wife, Willie Frances Johnson Lankston; two sons, John Frank and Ray Emerson Lankston; a daughter, Brenda Lankston Melady; a sister, Pauline Lankston; five grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Services will be held at a later date. L.A. Muhleisen & Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

John Gerard LeBlanc
John Gerard LeBlanc, a salesman at Lee Michael's Fine Jewelers and a student at Nicholls State University, died Friday of gunshot wounds at Lakeside Shopping Center in Metairie. He was 25. Mr. LeBlanc was born in Cut Off and lived in Lockport. He graduated from South Lafourche High School in Raceland. Survivors include his father, Thomas Breaux; his mother, Annette LeBlanc Lutgring; his stepmother, Mary L. Breaux; his stepfather, Karl Lutgring; a sister, Colette Breaux; two half-brothers, Mark and Thomas Breaux Jr.; three stepsisters, Erika Lutgring, Elizabeth Mizell and Kristi Kinsella; two stepbrothers, Kurt and Kreig Lutgring; and his grandparents, John N. and Norma LeBlanc and Elson and Sidonia Breaux. A Mass will be said today at 10:30 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church, 15300 W. Main St., Cut Off. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Burial will be in Lafayette Memorial Cemetery in Lafayette. Falgout Funeral Home of Raceland is in charge of arrangements.

Emma Longmyle
Emma Longmyle, a homemaker, died Friday at her home. She was 83. Mrs. Longmyle was born in Vicksburg, Miss., and lived in New Orleans for more than 60 years. Survivors include a son, Jesse A. Longmyle Jr.; a daughter, Audrey A. Ezidore; two sisters, Sirphonia and Betty Wilson of Berkley, Calif.; a brother, Willie James Wilson of Maywood, Ill.; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. A funeral will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. at Gertrude Geddes Willis Funeral Home, 2120 Jackson Ave. Visitation will begin at 8 a.m. Burial will be in Providence Memorial Park.

The Rev. Othello Phillips Sr.
The Rev. Othello Phillips Sr., a retired merchant seaman and minister, died April 6 of sepsis and pneumonia at Veterans Affairs Medical Center. He was 74. The Rev. Phillips was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. He attended Danneel Elementary School. Survivors include his wife, Mary Jane Phillips; three sons, Chase and Othello Phillips Jr. and Charles Mamon; four daughters, Brenda, Rosetta, Barbara and Dianne Mamon; a brother, Lawrence Phillips; 20 grandchildren; and 33 great-grandchildren. A funeral was held Tuesday at Tharp-Sontheimer-Tharp Funeral Home. Burial was in Providence Memorial Park.

Emma Robertson
Emma Robertson, a homemaker, died Thursday of cancer at University Hospital. She was 73. Mrs. Robertson was born in Columbia, Miss., and lived in New Orleans for many years. Survivors include her husband, Bonnie Ray Robinson; three brothers, Jarvis, Chattis and Marion Robertson; four sisters, Susie Smith, Brenda Idom, Lucy Benton and Vera Robertson; four grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. A wake will be held Tuesday at 8 p.m. at Charbonnet-Labat Funeral Home, 1615 St. Philip St. A funeral will be held Wednesday at Cook Galloway Funeral Home in Columbia. Burial will be in New Hope Cemetery in Columbia. Charbonnet-Labat Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


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