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April 22, 1998

Stanley Paul Alexis, a former employee of Inner Parish Security Inc., died April 7 of a heart attack at Tulane University Medical Center. He was 37. Mr. Alexis was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. He graduated from Alcee Fortier High School. Survivors include a son, Stanley Alexis; a daughter, Jene Barber; his mother, Audrey Alexis; three brothers, Joseph, Ronald and Edgar Alexis III; a stepsister, Vanessa Lashley; and his grandparents, Meresdene Alexis and Joseph Chambers. A Mass will be said today at 11 a.m. at St. Theresa of the Child Jesus Little Flower Catholic Church, 3810 Leonidas St. Visitation will begin at 9:30 a.m. Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Park. D.W. Rhodes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Hannah Calamia Arcana, a retired homemaker, died Saturday of Alzheimer's disease at St. Rita's Nursing Home in St. Bernard. She was 88. Mrs. Arcana was born in New Orleans and lived in Chalmette for the past 18 years. She was a former member of the Elenians Club and TOPS (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly). Survivors include a daughter, Carolyn Gauthier; a sister, Dena Marinello; four grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. A graveside service will be held today at 10 a.m. at Metairie Cemetery, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd. St. Bernard Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Marks H. Bagalman, a lawyer, real estate developer and restaurateur, died Tuesday of undetermined causes at Memorial Medical Center. He was 47. Mr. Bagalman was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. He graduated from Loyola University Law School. Survivors include his wife, Donna Coughlin Bagalman; five daughters, Torre and Jennifer Bagalman and Brandi, Lindsay and Sarah Haley; and a brother, Phil Bagalman. A graveside service will be held today at 1:30 p.m. at Ahavas Sholem Cemetery, 4400 Elysian Fields Ave. Tharp-Sontheimer-Tharp Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Kristine Poulsen Barilleau, a cosmetologist for Wonder Cuts, died Sunday when she was struck by a train while horseback riding in Kenner. She was 32. Mrs. Barilleau was born in New Orleans and lived in Metairie. She was a member of the Rhinestone Riders. Survivors include her husband, Mark D. Barilleau, and her father, John E. Poulsen. A memorial service will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. at Leitz-Eagan Funeral Home, 4747 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie. Visitation will be today from 6 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in Garden of Memories.

Sedonia McMurray Boudreaux, a retired child care provider, died Saturday of cancer at her daughter's home. She was 83. Mrs. Boudreaux was a lifelong resident of New Orleans, most recently at the Delille Inn. She was a parishioner of St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church and a member of its Sodality of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Legion of Mary and the 55 and Faster Seniors Club. She also was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Knights of St. Peter Claver, Iona Berteaux Court No. 240. Survivors include a daughter, Pauline Stewart, and a grandchild. A Mass will be said Thursday at 10 a.m. at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, 6828 Chef Menteur Highway. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Burial will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery. D.W. Rhodes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Leatrice Burdine, a retired employee of South Central Bell Telephone Co., died Monday of complications from surgery at Slidell Memorial Hospital. She was 72. Mrs. Burdine was born in Union, Miss., and lived in Slidell for the past 20 years. Survivors include her husband, Elvin B. Burdine; a daughter, Frances Olivia Hardee; a brother, William A. Mitchell; three sisters, Marie Waldrop, Johnnie Wasmuth and Jean Grelier; and a grandchild. No funeral was held. Her body was donated to the Louisiana State University Medical School.

Dr. Salvador Anthony Casente, a pediatrician, died Monday of a heart attack in Houma. He was 65. Dr. Casente was born in New Orleans and lived in Houma. He graduated from St. Aloysius High School, Tulane University and Louisiana State University School of Medicine. He did his internship at Charity Hospital and residencies at Charity and in Lafayette. He was the first pediatrician in Morgan City, practicing there for more than 30 years and founding the Pediatric Clinic. After retiring from his practice, he was a volunteer medical director for Lakewood Hospital in Morgan City. He was a former captain in the National Guard and a former assistant state medical officer. He was a past president of the St. Mary Parish Medical Society and a member of the American Medical Association, Louisiana State Medical Society, Terrebonne Parish Medical Society and American Academy of Pediatrics. He was a parishioner of St. Francis de Sales Cathedral in Houma and former parishioner of Holy Cross Catholic Church in Morgan City. Survivors include his wife, Connie Lirette Casente; a son, Salvador Anthony Casente Jr. of San Carlos, Calif.; three daughters, Mary Catherine Glass of Metairie, Lisa Marie Hebert of Baton Rouge and Susan Anne Connick of New Orleans; his mother, Josephine Zummo Casente of Metairie; a sister, Rosemary C. Habighorst of Metairie; and six grandchildren. A Mass will be said today at 11 a.m. at St. Francis de Sales Cathedral in Houma. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Burial will be in St. Anthony Cemetery in Houma. Chauvin Funeral Home in Houma is in charge of arrangements.

Teresa Medley Coignet, a retired teacher, died Monday of cancer at her home. She was 69. Mrs. Coignet was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. She graduated from Xavier Preparatory High School and Xavier University. Sbe taught at Joseph A. Craig Elementary School. She was a member of the Kasual Klubbers Social Club. Survivors include her husband, Linus Coignet Sr.; two sons, Kenneth and Linus Coignet Jr.; two daughters, Mavis C. Weiss and Rhonda C. Floyd; two brothers, Ralph and Lloyd Medley Sr.; a sister, Joyce Heath; and four grandchildren. A Mass will be said Thursday at noon at St. Gabriel the Archangel Catholic Church, 4700 Pineda St. Visitation will begin Thursday at 10 a.m. Burial will be in St. Roch Cemetery No. 2. D.W. Rhodes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Albert Davis died April 11 of cancer at Veterans Affairs Medical Center. He was 49. Mr. Davis was born in Lexington, Miss., and lived in New Orleans for the past 20 years. Survivors include his wife, Shirley Davis; a daughter, Latoria Davis; and four sisters, Bertha Marsha, Parilee Stamp, Blanch White and S.P. Brown. A graveside service will be held today at 2 p.m. at Biloxi National Cemetery in Biloxi, Miss. All Faiths Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Levi Evans, a security system installer, died Sunday of a heart attack at his home. He was 60. Mr. Evans was born in Dodge County, Ga., and lived in Marrero for the past 36 years. He was an Air Force veteran. He worked for ADT Security Services for 37 years. Survivors include his wife, Brenda Smith Evans; a son, Lee Evans; a daughter, Michele Evans; and three grandchildren. A funeral will be held today at 9 p.m. at Mothe Funeral Home, 7040 Lapalco Blvd., Marrero. Visitation will be from 6 to 11 p.m. Burial will be in Chancy City Cemetery in Dodge County.

John Germain Fife, a retired Orleans Parish public school teacher, died Sunday of kidney failure at Zale Lipshy Hospital in Dallas. He was 84. Mr. Fife was born in Baton Rouge and lived in Marrero for 36 years before moving to Dallas eight years ago. He received bachelor's and master's degrees from Louisiana State University and was a Navy veteran of World War II. He taught at Orleans Parish high schools for 38 years. He was a member of the Holy Name Society and Ushers Society of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church and the Marrero Lions Club. Survivors include his wife, Mary Lou Lanier Fife; two daughters, Jeanne Luft of Gretna and Judy Mead; two brothers, Stanley Fife of San Antonio and Floyd Fife of Baton Rouge; four grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. A Mass will be said today at 11 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 4401 Seventh St., Marrero. Burial will be in Westlawn Memorial Park. Mothe Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Hilda Populas Francis, a homemaker, died Friday at Memorial Medical Center. She was 89. Mrs. Francis was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. Survivors include two sons, Charles and Albert Francis Jr.; six daughters, Marylise Murphy of Detroit, Gloria Tyrone of Chicago, Lois Allen, Joyce Montana, Emelda Daliet and Shirley Nodd; 45 grandchildren; 81 great-grandchildren; and many great-great-grandchildren. A funeral will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. at St. James Methodist Church of Louisiana, 1925 Ursulines Ave. Burial will be in St. Vincent de Paul Cemetery. Gaskin-Tilly Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Alma Marie Gerken, a homemaker, died Tuesday at West Jefferson Medical Center. She was 80. Mrs. Gerken was born in Marrero and lived in Westwego for the past 15 years. Survivors include a son, Wilson Hostettler, and a sister, Sophie Dunn. A graveside service will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. at Westlawn Memorial Park, 1225 Whitney Ave., Gretna. Westside Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Malcolm Harris, a teacher's aide at Hope House Adult Learning Center, died Saturday of cancer at her home. She was 48. Mrs. Harris was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. She was a member of God's Prince of Protection Church. Survivors include her husband, Jessie Harris; three sons, Charles Frederick Parker and Malcolm T. and Jessie Harris III; two daughters, Denise M. Parker and Shawanda Harris; a brother, Lawrence Gilmore; and six grandchildren. A funeral will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. at God's Prince of Protection Church, 2900 Philip St. Visitation will begin Thursday at 9 a.m. Burial will be in Restlawn Park. Jacob Schoen & Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Elnora Raymond Jasmin, a homemaker, died Monday of a heart attack at West Jefferson Medical Center. She was 61. Mrs. Jasmin was born in New Orleans and lived in Marrero. She was a former cook at Lincoln Middle School in Jefferson Parish. Survivors include her husband, Joseph Adam Jasmin Sr.; three sons, Clement, Reginald and Joseph Jasmin Jr.; three daughters, Leontine and Grace Jasmin and Bernadette ``Bunny'' Bennett; a brother, Lawrence Raymond; two sisters, Leontine Keith and Augustine Broussard; 11 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. A Mass will be said today at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church, 455 Ames Blvd., Marrero. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Burial will be in Love and Charity Cemetery in Kenner. Davis Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Helen Mae Jones-Clifton, a schoolteacher, died Tuesday of congestive heart failure at Memorial Medical Center. She was 65. Mrs. Jones-Clifton was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. She was a parishioner of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. Survivors include three sons, Tyrone, Jeffery and Earl Clifton Jr.; four daughters, Betty, Rosanda, Shelia and Comateta Clifton; a brother, T.J. Jones; and three sisters, Alma B. Foster, Eugenie Augustus and Aldine Cannon. A Mass will be said Thursday at 2 p.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Napoleon Avenue at La Salle Street. Visitation will begin at noon. Burial will be private. Dorothy Lawless Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Iola Scott Jones, a homemaker, died Sunday at St. Charles Health Care Center. She was 97. Mrs. Jones was born in Jackson, La., and lived in New Orleans. She was the last surviving founding member of New Zion Baptist Church and a member of Petty's Delight Chapter No. 5 of the Order of Eastern Star. Survivors include a brother, Edward Scott. A funeral will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at New Zion Baptist Church, 2319 Third St. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Burial will be in Providence Memorial Park. Dorothy Lawless Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Paul W. Krogh, an armored car driver, died Saturday at Charity Hospital of gunshot wounds. He was 43. Mr. Krogh was born in Liverpool, England, and lived in New Orleans for the past three months. He was a U.S. Navy veteran. Survivors include his wife, Linda T. Krogh; a son, Paul W. Krogh Jr. of Liverpool; a daughter, Tina Krogh of Liverpool; his parents, Roy G. and Ann Foley Krogh of Liverpool; two brothers, Michael Krogh of Mildenhall, England, and Tony Krogh of Liverpool; and three sisters, Angela, Dee and Sheila Krogh, all of Liverpool. A funeral will be held later in Liverpool. Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.

Karl R. Kuchta, a self-employed maintenance worker, died Friday of a heart attack at St. Tammany Parish Hospital. He was 52. Mr. Kuchta was born in Cleveland and lived in Covington for the past 19 years. He was a Navy veteran of the Vietnam War. Survivors, all of Cleveland, include a son, Joseph Kuchta; his parents, Agnes and Chalmers Kuchta; and a brother, William Kuchta. A Mass will be said Thursday at 10 a.m. at St. Benedict's Catholic Church, 21035 Smith Road near Covington. E.J. Fielding Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

William J. Miller III, a New Orleans Criminal District Court bond clerk, died Sunday of a heart attack at Memorial Medical Center. He was 58. Mr. Miller was born in New Orleans and lived in Kenner for the past four years. He worked at Criminal District Court for 35 years. Survivors include a niece and two nephews. A Mass will be said Thursday at 11 a.m. at Leitz-Eagan Funeral Home, 4747 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie. Visitation will be today from 6 to 10 p.m. and Thursday from 8 to 11 a.m. Burial will be in St. Patrick Cemetery No. 1.

Will Monroe Sr., a retired self-employed contractor, died April 15 of cancer at Veterans Affairs Medical Center. He was 74. Mr. Monroe was born in Rayne and lived in New Orleans for the past 50 years. He attended Rayne High School and Booker T. Washington Trade School. He was an Army sergeant during World War II, serving in Europe, and was awarded the World War II Victory Medal and Good Conduct Medal. Survivors include two sons, Darryl and Will Monroe Jr.; a daughter, Audrinne Monroe; three brothers, A.B., Andrus and Joe Monroe; two sisters, Ella Mae Monroe and Rosa Jane Johnson; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held Thursday at 8 p.m. at Dorothy Lawless Mortuary, 3825 Washington Ave.

Leo Quinton Nash Jr., a retired financial manager, died Sunday of heart failure at Slidell Memorial Hospital. He was 58. Mr. Nash was born in Algiers and lived in Slidell for the past 21 years. He was a veteran of the Air National Guard. Survivors include his wife, Pamela Webster Nash; two sons, Wade Steven Nash of Marrero and Leo Quinton Nash III; two daughters, Nancy Nash Gambino of Marrero and Stacy Ann Nash Brack of Metairie; his father, Leo Quinton Nash of Gretna; his mother, Victory Lucille Landry Nash of Gretna; and five grandchildren. A Mass will be said today at 1 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. Honaker Funeral Home in Slidell is in charge of arrangements.

Gloria ``Miss G'' Keller Pearce, a homemaker, died Monday of lung cancer at her home. She was 72. Mrs. Pearce was born in New York City and lived in New Orleans for the past eight years. Survivors include a daughter, Gloria Pearce McCarter; a brother, Joseph Keller of New Medford, N.J.; and four grandchildren. A memorial service will be held Thursday at 5 p.m. at Bultman Funeral Home, 3338 St. Charles Ave. Visitation will begin at 4 p.m.

Eleanor Ruth Hill Polk, a presser for Liberto Cleaners and a home health aide, died Thursday of a brain tumor at her home. She was 51. Mrs. Polk was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. Survivors include two sons, Samuel and Sean Hill; three daughters, Samatra Johnson, Stephanie Hill and Shelita Hill Green; her mother, Dorothy Hill Bowser of Lake Charles; a brother, Paul Robertson; a sister, Tanya Spencer of Lake Charles; her grandmother, Beatrice Dennis of Lake Charles; and 18 grandchildren. A wake will be held today at 8 p.m. at Mount Moriah Missionary Baptist Church, 147 Millaudon St. A funeral will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. at New Light Baptist Church in Lake Charles. Burial will be in High Mount Cemetery in Lake Charles. D.W. Rhodes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Maude Rodgers, a retired secretary, died Tuesday of undetermined causes at her home. She was 73. Miss Rodgers was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. She graduated from Isidore Newman High School. She worked for Dr. H. Kelly Wynne for 37 years. Survivors include three cousins. A funeral will be held Thursday at 9 a.m. at Bultman Funeral Home, 3338 St. Charles Ave. Visitation will begin Thursday at 8:30 a.m. Burial will be in Metairie Cemetery.

Recy C. Saucier, a retired engineer at Charity Hospital, died Tuesday at Kenner Regional Medical Center. He was 85. Mr. Saucier was born in Simmesport and lived in New Orleans and the Kenner area for the past 34 years. He was in the Air Force for 16 years and was a veteran of World War II and the Korean War. He worked at Charity for 17 years. Survivors include his wife, Esther Firmin Saucier; a son, Patrick H. Saucier; a daughter, Catherine S. Benoit; three brothers, Joseph ``Gee,'' Vance ``V.O.'' and Elster ``Cooter'' Saucier; two sisters, Rena Good and Dorothy ``Hun'' Guillot; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. A Mass will be said today at 11 a.m. at All Faiths Funeral Home, 5200 Canal Blvd. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Burial will be in Greenwood Mausoleum.

Jessie Mae Givens Smith, a homemaker, died Friday of cancer at her home. She was 74. Mrs. Smith was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. She was a member of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church and its Deaconess Board. Survivors include four sons, Walter Hilliard Jr. and Willie, Wilbert and Robert Smith; two daughters, Barbara Montgomery and Jeanette Smith; 17 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. A funeral will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. at New Birth Missionary Baptist Church, 3320 Louisa St. Visitation will begin Thursday at 8:30 a.m. Burial will be in St. Roch Cemetery No. 2. Tharp-Sontheimer-Laudumiey Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Norman Smith Jr., a bartender at the Blue Flame Lounge, died April 15 of cirrhosis of the liver at his home. He was 48. Mr. Smith was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. Survivors include his companion, Thelma Cole; a daughter, Nicole Smith; his mother, the Rev. Gladys Smith; two brothers, Nathaniel and Dwayne Smith; and three sisters, Evelyn Bazley and Paula and Patricia Smith. A funeral will be held today at 11 a.m. at Gaskin-Tilly Mortuary, 1225 N. Rampart St. Visitation will begin at 8 a.m. Burial will be in Providence Memorial Park.

Mary Ina Steed, a retired music store clerk, died April 11 at West Calcasieu-Cameron Hospital in Sulphur. She was 92. Mrs. Steed was born in Laneburg, Ark., and lived in Greenville, Miss., for 43 years and in Slidell for the past 11 years. She graduated from Prescott High School in Prescott, Ark. She was a clerk at Wallich Music Store in Greenville for many years. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Slidell. In Greenville, she was a member of First Baptist Church and the Magnolia Garden Club. Survivors include a daughter, Mary Lynn Steed Kimzey; three grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. A funeral was held April 15 in Greenville. Burial was in Prescott.

Icy W. Toy, a homemaker, died Monday of lung disease at NorthShore Regional Medical Center in Slidell. She was 71. Mrs. Toy was born in the Evans Creek community and lived in Flint, Mich., before moving to Pearl River in 1976. She was a member of Evans Creek Baptist Church. Survivors include a brother, William J. Wilson, and two sisters, Lela W. Sharpe and Ella W. Mills, both of Slidell. A funeral will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. at Honaker Funeral Home, 1751 Gause Blvd. West, Slidell. Visitation will be today from 7 to 10 p.m. and Thursday from 8:30 to 10 a.m. Burial will be in Magee Cemetery in Evans Creek.

April 24, 1998

LOIS BANKS

Lois Banks, a retired employee of D.H. Holmes Co., died April 17 at East Jefferson General Hospital. She was 78. Ms. Banks was born in Magnolia, Miss., and lived in New Orleans for more than 40 years. She graduated from Dillon High School in Magnolia and attended teacher training school in Kentwood. She worked for Holmes for 25 years. She was a member of Cypress Grove Baptist Church, where she was a former recording secretary, president of the Pastor's Aid Ministry and a member of the Women's Auxiliary. She also was a member of the Order of Eastern Star. Survivors include three sisters, Lovie Honeywood of Los Angeles, Eleanor Dickerson and Corrine Orticke. A funeral will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at Cypress Grove Baptist Church, 901 31st St., Kenner. Dismissal will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at Kelly Missionary Baptist Church in Osyka, Miss. Burial will be in the Osyka church cemetery. Richardson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

ALMA BLOOMFIELD

Alma Bloomfield, a homemaker, died Sunday at Memorial Medical Center. She was 97. Ms. Bloomfield was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. Survivors include three nieces. A wake and recitation of the rosary will be held today at 8 p.m. at D.W. Rhodes Funeral Home, 1716 N. Claiborne Ave. A Mass will be said Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at Corpus Christi Catholic Church, 2022 St. Bernard Ave. Visitation will begin Saturday at 9 a.m. Burial will be in St. Louis Cemetery No. 2.

DAN BUTLER

Dan Butler, a retired construction worker, died Saturday of a heart attack at Memorial Medical Center. He was 59. Mr. Butler was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. Survivors include his wife, Martha Lee Anderson-Butler; a son, James Butler; two daughters, Barbara Butler and Dannila Victor; a brother, Eli Butler; six sisters, Betty Hawkins, Thelma and Alma Taylor, Irma D'Anjou, Juanita Bradford and Sadie Knox; and five grandchildren. A wake and funeral will be held today at 7 p.m. at D.W. Rhodes Funeral Home, 3933 Washington Ave. A motorcade will leave Saturday at 9 a.m. for burial in Pleasant Green Church Cemetery in St. Francisville.

WALLACE V. deGRUY

Wallace V. deGruy, a retired electrical engineer for New Orleans Public Service Inc., died April 17 of heart failure at Ferncrest Manor Nursing Home. He was 81. Mr. deGruy was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. He graduated from Jesuit High School and Tulane University. He was a Coast Guard radio technician and later a Navy lieutenant during World War II. He worked for NOPSI for 42 years. He was a member of Tau Beta Pi electrical engineering honor society, the Louisiana Engineering Society and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. He was a parishioner of St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church and received the Order of St. Louis Medallion from the Archdiocese of New Orleans. Survivors include his wife, Helen S. Garniewicz deGruy; a son, Mark V. deGruy of Mandeville; a daughter, Claudia V. deGruy Voulgarakis; and two grandchildren. A Mass will be said Saturday at 10 a.m. at St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church, 5500 Paris Ave. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Burial will be in St. Louis Cemetery No. 3. Jacob Schoen & Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

JOSEPH DISON

Joseph Dison, a retired longshoreman, died Saturday at Chalmette Medical Center. He was 81. Mr. Dison was born in St. Bernard Parish and lived in Meraux for the past 61 years. He worked for Lykes Bros. Steamship Co. Survivors include his wife, Odile Reddick Dison; four sons, Clement, Ernest, Harold and William Dison; five daughters, Rosemary Thompson, Judy Lee, Carolyn Daggons, Betty Smith and Emeldia Wilson; a brother, Charles Dison Sr.; 15 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. A funeral will be held Saturday at noon at First Asia Baptist Church, 2408 Walkers Lane, Meraux. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Burial will be in Merrick Cemetery in Violet. Lawson-Rollins Purple Shield Funeral Home in Gonzales is in charge of arrangements.

KERRY L. `K-DOG' DUNMORE

Kerry L. ``K-Dog'' Dunmore died Saturday at Charity Hospital of a gunshot wound. He was 24. Mr. Dunmore was born in Chicago and lived in New Orleans for the past 14 years. Survivors include three sons, Kerry Short, Kerdrick Day and Andrew Toney; a daughter, Kerryion Carline; his mother, Cheryl Dunmore Edwards; his stepfather, Ralph Edwards; a sister, Tiffany Dunmore; and his grandfather, Otis Dunmore. A funeral will be held Saturday at 11:30 a.m. at D.W. Rhodes Funeral Home, 3933 Washington Ave. Visitation will begin Saturday at 9:30 a.m. Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Park.

SISTER LELIA GAGNET

Sister Lelia Gagnet, a retired teacher and Catholic nun, died March 25 at the Seton Residence in Evansville, Ind. She was 91. Sister Lelia was born in New Orleans. She attended St. Stephen's School and earned a master's degree and doctorate in mathematics at De Paul University in Chicago. She joined the Daughters of Charity in 1926. She taught at Notre Dame School in Price, Utah, and several schools in the Midwest and the South, including St. Joseph High School and Seton Academy in New Orleans. She became directress of sister students at Marillac College in St. Louis in 1957. In 1982 she moved to the Marillac Provincialate in St. Louis, where she joined the sisters in the Apostolate of Prayer. She moved to Evansville in 1993. Survivors include a brother, George Gagnet of New Orleans; and two sisters, Elizabeth Gagnet of New Orleans and Eloise Krause of Longmont, Colo. A memorial Mass will be said Saturday at 11 a.m. at St. Stephen's Catholic Church, 1025 Napoleon Ave. A reception will follow.

ROBERT GREEN

Robert Green, a retired barber and operator of Bobby Green's Barber Shop, died Sunday of complications from a blood clot at Touro Infirmary. He was 71. Mr. Green was born in Gibson and lived in New Orleans for many years. Survivors include his wife, Elsie Kenner Green; a brother, James Green of Omaha, Neb.; and a sister, Ollie G. Mitchell. A funeral will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at D.W. Rhodes Funeral Home, 3933 Washington Ave. Visitation will begin Saturday at 9 a.m. Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Park.

ETHEL P. GUIDRY

Ethel P. Guidry, a homemaker, died Wednesday at Lacombe Nursing Centre. She was 89. Mrs. Guidry was born in New Orleans and lived in Slidell for the past 18 years. She was a parishioner of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Slidell. Survivors include her husband, Michael O. Guidry Jr.; a son, Michael P. Guidry of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; a daughter, Marilyn G. Graf; a sister, Vera Allen of New Orleans; and many grandchildren. A funeral will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Honaker Funeral Home, 1751 Gause Blvd. West, Slidell. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery.

EDITH MILDRED WEAVER HAYES

Edith Mildred Weaver Hayes, a homemaker, died Monday at Charity Hospital. She was 93. Mrs. Hayes was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. She was a member and Communion steward at Mount Zion United Methodist Church. She was a former member of the Sylvanie Williams and John W. Hoffman School parent-teacher associations. Survivors include four sons, Bernard Hayes of Los Angeles and Noel, Leonard and Thomas Lee Hayes Jr.; two daughters, Gloria Hayes Deruise and Helena Hayes Thomas; 16 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. A funeral will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at Mount Zion United Methodist Church, 2700 Louisiana Ave. Visitation will begin at 8 a.m. Burial will be in St. Mary Cemetery. D.W. Rhodes-Good Citizens Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

BENJAMIN JOSEPH HIGGINS

Benjamin Joseph Higgins, a retired longshoreman, died Monday at Touro Infirmary. He was 81. Mr. Higgins was born in Rushville and lived in New Orleans for the past 64 years. Survivors include a son, Ivey Lacey; four daughters, Donna Higgins Mathieu of Minneapolis, Rosemary Higgins Johnson, Celia Higgins Miles and Elsia Duhon; two sisters, Rosalie H. Morse and Beatrice H. Curry; 13 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren. A wake and funeral will be held today at 8 p.m. at Greater Antioch Full Gospel Baptist Church, 818 Sixth St. Dismissal will be Saturday at 9:30 a.m. at the church. Burial will be in Bayhi Cemetery in Rushville. D.W. Rhodes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

KENNETH `NU-NU' JACKSON

Kenneth ``Nu-Nu'' Jackson, a laborer, died Wednesday at Charity Hospital of a gunshot wound. He was 24. Mr. Jackson was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. He attended Booker T. Washington High School. He worked for the Marriott Hotel's food service. Survivors include his companion, Trenise Sam; a son, Domonique Jackson; a daughter, Char'de Williams; his father, Kenneth Watson; two brothers, Johnell and Keron Horn; and two sisters, La Tanya Jackson and Ikeisha Horn. A funeral will be held Saturday at noon at Dorothy Lawless Mortuary, 3825 Washington Ave. Visitation will begin Saturday at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Carrollton Cemetery.

LILLIE JOHNSON

Lillie Johnson, a retired domestic worker, died Tuesday at her home. She was 82. Mrs. Johnson was born in Centreville, Miss., and lived in New Orleans for many years. She was a member of St. Bernard Temple Church of God in Christ. Survivors include her husband, Edgar Johnson; a son, Alphonse Feliciana III; a brother, Samuel Packnett; three sisters, Louise P. Ford, Leana P. Williams and Addie P. Breaux; and two grandchildren. A funeral will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at St. Bernard Temple Church of God in Christ, 4113 Jumonville St. Visitation will begin Saturday at 8:30 a.m. Burial will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery. D.W. Rhodes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

WILLIAM FERGUS KERNAN JR.

William Fergus Kernan Jr., a retired employee of Hibernia National Bank and Standard Mortgage Corp., died Wednesday at East Jefferson General Hospital. He was 79. Mr. Kernan was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. He graduated from Alcee Fortier High School and attended Tulane University. He was a first lieutenant in the Army during World War II and was awarded the Bronze Star. He was a parishioner of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church and a member of several genealogical and social organizations. Survivors include his wife, Rosalie Lococo Bezou Kernan; a daughter, Catherine Kernan Young; three stepsons, Jacques F., Raoul A. and Pierre B. Bezou; three stepdaughters, Juliette Bezou Bishop, Denise Bezou Garretson Pierce and Andree Bezou Carter; two sisters, Emma Brierre Boone of Covington and Helen Kernan Currie of Toronto, Canada; two grandchildren; 10 stepgrandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. A Mass will be said today at 11 a.m. at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 631 State St. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Burial will be private. Bultman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

PERCY LEVY SR.

Percy Levy Sr., a self-employed mechanic, died Sunday of a heart attack at Charity Hospital. He was 59. Mr. Levy was born in Belle Rose, was raised in New Orleans and lived in California for many years before returning to New Orleans a year ago. He attended Walter L. Cohen High School. He was a Navy veteran. Survivors include his wife, Mary Lou Levy; a son, Percy Levy Jr.; four daughters, Desiree, Barbara, Hilda and Cynthia Levy; three stepsons, Melvin, Calvin and Huey Cosey; three stepdaughters, Melissa Gallo and Joyce and Yolanda Cosey; three brothers, Otis, Roy and Wendell Levy; a sister, Linda Richardson; and eight grandchildren. A funeral will be held today at 7 p.m. at Majestic Mortuary, 1833 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.

BRIAN KEITH McKNIGHT

Brian Keith McKnight, a janitor for the New Orleans public school system, died April 17 of liver failure at his home. He was 32. Mr. McKnight was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. Survivors include two sons, Davin Brian McLin and Kevvon Devante Watson; his mother, Dellia M. McKnight; his father, Robert Carter Jr.; three brothers, Carlos and Ashton McKnight and Sean Pierre; a sister, Yakim Montgomery; and his grandmother, Clattie L. Pollar. A funeral will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Christian Bible Fellowship Ministries, 1300 Alvar St. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Burial will be in Holt Cemetery. D.W. Rhodes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

JAMES IGNATIUS MORAN SR.

James Ignatius Moran Sr., a retired circulation supervisor for The Times-Picayune Publishing Corp., died Tuesday at Veterans Affairs Medical Center. He was 81. Mr. Moran was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. He was a parishioner of St. Agnes Catholic Church and a former parishioner of St. Alphonsus Catholic Church. He was an Army Air Corps veteran of World War II. Survivors include four sons, James I. Moran Jr. of Baton Rouge, Terrence J. Moran of Seattle and Michael J. and Patrick J. Moran of Metairie; a daughter, Kathleen M. Thompson of Bay St. Louis, Miss.; a brother, Malcolm C. Moran of Metairie; 15 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. A Mass will be said today at 11 a.m. at McMahon-Coburn-Briede Funeral Home, 600 Moss St. Visitation will begin at 8:30 a.m. Burial will be in St. Patrick Cemetery No. 1.

JOSEPH MUMPHREY JR.

Joseph Mumphrey Jr., a retired service station owner, died Wednesday at St. Rita's Nursing Home in St. Bernard. He was 80. Mr. Mumphrey was a lifelong resident of the New Orleans area. He graduated from St. Bernard High School. He was a staff sergeant in the Army during World War II and was awarded the Silver Star. Survivors include two sons, Gary Joseph and Joseph ``Sandy'' Mumphrey III; a brother, Anthony J. Mumphrey Sr.; and seven grandchildren. A funeral will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd. Visitation will begin at 9:30 a.m. Burial will be in Lake Lawn Park Mausoleum.

LAWSON PARKER SR.

Lawson Parker Sr., a truck driver, died Sunday of a stroke at Touro Infirmary. He was 58. Mr. Parker was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. He attended Booker T. Washington High School. He worked for New Orleans International Airport, Cudahay Meat Packing Co. and Louisiana Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Survivors include his wife, Rosa Parker; two sons, Michael Rene and Lawson Parker Jr.; four daughters, Wendy Marie and Lori Ann Parker, Denise Moore and Robin Ward; three sisters, Laura P. Singer, Audrey P. Jackson and Brenda P. Webb; 16 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. A funeral will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at St. James Methodist Church of Louisiana, 1925 Ursulines Ave. Visitation is today from 4 to 9 p.m. Burial will be in Providence Memorial Park. Gaskin-Tilly Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

ANNA CLESI PECORARO

Anna Clesi Pecoraro, a retired cosmetics sales clerk for Maison Blanche department store, died Wednesday of a heart attack at Chalmette Medical Center. She was 87. Mrs. Pecoraro was born in Little York, Texas, moved to New Orleans when she was 3 and lived in Chalmette for more than the past 20 years. She graduated from McDonogh No. 15 High School, where she was a member of the track team and won city and state championships in the high jump. She was a member of the Prince of Peace Senior Citizens Club and the St. Bernard Council on Aging. Survivors include two sons, Anthony D. and Leon Pecoraro Jr.; a daughter, JoAnn Fandal; and seven grandchildren. A Mass will be said Saturday at 11 a.m. at Prince of Peace Catholic Church, 3700 Jean Lafitte Parkway, Chalmette. Visitation will be today from 6 to 10 p.m. at St. Bernard Memorial Funeral Home, 701 W. Virtue St., Chalmette, and Saturday from 9 to 11 a.m. at the church. Burial will be in St. Vincent de Paul Cemetery.

DANIEL PIERRE JR.

Daniel Pierre Jr., a retired assistant housekeeping supervisor for Southern Baptist Hospital, died Monday of a heart attack at Memorial Medical Center. He was 68. Mr. Pierre was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. Survivors include his wife, Josephine Smith Pierre; three sons, Daniel III, Melvin and Ernest Pierre Sr.; two daughters, Pamellia Kelly and Joyce Ann Pierre; three sisters, Iola Anderson, Myrtle Rhodes and Geraldine Parker; and six grandchildren. A wake and funeral will be held today at 8 p.m. at D.W. Rhodes Funeral Home, 3933 Washington Ave. Dismissal will be Saturday at 9 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Providence Memorial Park.

HAZEL BEATRICE ROBERTSON

Hazel Beatrice Robertson, a retired domestic worker, died April 17 at her home. She was 87. Mrs. Robertson was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. She was a member of Greater Bright Morning Star Baptist Church and its Senior Choir and vice president of its Home Mission. She also was a member of Robert Coston Chapter No. 2 of the Order of Eastern Star. Survivors include two daughters, Shavell Nicholas and Sandra Jean Davis; a brother, Thomas Hyde; a sister, Albertha Davis; and seven grandchildren. A funeral will be held Saturday at 9 a.m. at Greater Bright Morning Star Baptist Church, 2418 Louisiana Ave. Visitation will begin at 8 a.m. Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Park. Dorothy Lawless Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

SADIE `BOBBIE' MATRANA SHUEY

Sadie ``Bobbie'' Matrana Shuey, a homemaker, died Thursday of cancer at her home. She was 75. Mrs. Shuey was born in New Orleans and lived in Metairie for the past 27 years. Survivors include two sons, Dan M. and Lawrence N. Shuey Jr.; a brother, Nick Matrana; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. A funeral will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at Leitz-Eagan Funeral Home, 4747 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie. Visitation will begin Saturday at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Garden of Memories.

CHRISTINE CANNON SMITH

Christine Cannon Smith, a retired homemaker, died Tuesday at Prayer Tower Rest Home. She was 85. Mrs. Smith was born in Clinton and lived in New Orleans for many years. She was a member of St. Luke Baptist Church. Survivors include a son, Emmitt Dunn; a daughter, Leola Victor; a stepdaughter, Rosie Davis; four sisters, Mamie Coston, Fannie Wasso, Ethel Tapps and Josie Sensley; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. A funeral will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at St. Luke Baptist Church, 2738 Valence St. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Burial will be in Asbury Community Cemetery in Clinton. Dorothy Lawless Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

REGINA E. THOMAS

Regina E. Thomas, a reservoir engineering technician for Mobil Oil Corp., died Monday of cancer at her home. She was 42. Ms. Thomas was born in Philadelphia and lived in New Orleans for the past 22 years. She was a former waitress at the Half Moon Restaurant and a cashier at Harry's Ace Hardware. She attended the Boston Art Institute. She was a member of Soka Gakkai International, a Buddhist peace organization, and a volunteer for the NO/AIDS Task Force, Art Against AIDS and the AIDS Buddy Program. Survivors include her mother, Helen Thomas, and a brother, John Thomas. A memorial service will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Soka Gakkai International, 2435 S. Carrollton Ave. Jacob Schoen & Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

ALLEN THOMPSON JR.

Allen Thompson Jr., a construction worker, died Monday in a riverfront accident. He was 45. Mr. Thompson was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. He was a Navy veteran. Survivors include three sons, Joseph, Dwayne and Allen Thompson III; his father, the Rev. Allen Thompson; his mother, Margie Thompson; a brother, Louis Thompson; a sister, Lynette Thompson Dandridge of Atlanta; and a grandchild. A funeral will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at St. Rose Missionary Baptist Church, 2612 Forstall St. Burial will be in Providence Memorial Park. Majestic Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

LARRY DARNELL `ONKY' THOMPSON JR.

Larry Darnell ``Onky'' Thompson Jr., a laborer, died Sunday of a gunshot wound in the 2200 block of Whitney Avenue in Algiers. He was 29. Mr. Thompson was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. Survivors include his companion, Schwanda McKnight; a son, Larry Leslie; a daughter, Sunseri Samuel; his mother, Darleen Thompson; two brothers, Raymond Robinson and Keshawn Newsome; two sisters, Doris Thompson and Selina Robinson; and his grandmother, Estelle Newsome. A funeral will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at Cooper-Glapion Funeral Home, 2201 Caffin Ave. Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Park.

JIMMIE E. WILLIAMS

Jimmie E. Williams, a laborer, died Monday of a heart attack at Memorial Medical Center. He was 44. Mr. Williams was born in Woodville, Miss., and lived in New Orleans for the past 41 years. Survivors include his mother, Eunice S. Williams; three brothers, Freddie C., Kenneth B. and Donald E. Williams; three sisters, Gwendolyn Williams Holte and Cheryl Manette Williams, both of St. Louis, and Linda Faye Williams; and his grandmother, Pensacola Dupree. A funeral will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at Second Mount Everest Baptist Church, 2528 First St. Visitation will be today from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Littlejohn's Funeral Home, 4311 S. Claiborne Ave., and Saturday from 8 to 10 a.m. at the church. Burial will be in Providence Memorial Park Mausoleum.

MARY DAIGS WILLIAMS

Mary Daigs Williams, a retired licensed practical nurse, died Sunday at Marin General Hospital in Marin City, Calif. She was 85. Mrs. Williams was born in Reserve and lived in Kenner for many years and in Marin City for the past 38 years. She graduated from the Charity Hospital School of Nursing. She was a member of St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, Naomi Chapter of the Order of Eastern Star, the Senior Sunshine Club and the Senior Citizens of Marin City. She was named Outstanding Senior of the Year in 1994. Survivors include a son, Benjamin Myles; two daughters, Helen Butler Madere of New Sarpy and Pearl Butler Turner of Metairie; 18 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren. A funeral will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at Richardson Funeral Home, 11112 Jefferson Highway, River Ridge. Burial will be in St. Mark's Cemetery in Kenner.

ORIS HAYNES WILLIAMS

Oris Haynes Williams, a homemaker, died Monday at West Jefferson Medical Center. She was 79. Mrs. Williams was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. Survivors include her husband, Oscar Williams Sr.; four sons, Norman Haynes Jr. and Ronald, Dale and Oscar Williams Jr.; eight daughters, Enetta Brew and Iris Ezeb, both of Berkeley, Calif., Grace Ann Perry of Oakland, Calif., Josephine Peart of Washington, D.C., Edna Gross of Baton Rouge, Louise Ford, Joyce Jones and Julie Singleton; 28 grandchildren; and 31 great-grandchildren. A funeral will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Austerlitz Street Baptist Church, 819 Austerlitz St. Visitation will begin at 8 a.m. Davis Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

BRENT MATTHEW `BIG DOE' WILLIAMSON

Brent Matthew ``Big Doe'' Williamson, a former roustabout, died Sunday of injuries suffered in a traffic accident in Plaquemines Parish. He was 19. Mr. Williamson was born in New Orleans and lived in Port Sulphur. Survivors include his mother, Brenda Ancar Williamson; two brothers, Brad and Glen Williamson Jr.; and his grandparents, Osgood and Odile Williams and Rose Ancar. A funeral will be held today at 11 a.m. at City Price Baptist Church, 24963 Diamond Road, Diamond. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Burial will be in Roxie James Cemetery in Port Sulphur. D.W. Rhodes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


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