Miscellaneous Orleans Parish, Louisiana Obituaries - 1998

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March 10, 1998

Evelia Dufrene Acosta
Evelia Dufrene Acosta, a homemaker, died Sunday of congestive heart failur at West Jefferson Medical Center. She was 98. Mrs. Acosta was born in Lafourche Parish and lived in the Westwego-Marrero area for the past 70 years. Survivors include a son, Calvin J. Acosta; three daughters, Bertha DiPascal, Mary Whiting and Eunice Gauthier; 16 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and 14 great-great-grandchildren. A Mass will be said Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Mothe Funeral Home, 7040 Lapalco Blvd., Marrero. Burial will be in Our Lady of Prompt Succor Cemetery.

Bruce D. Askew
Bruce D. Askew, a sales representative for a security firm, died Saturday of lung cancer at Memorial Medical Center. He was 63. Mr. Askew was born in Knoxville, Tenn., and lived in New Orleans for the past 30 years. He also worked as an antiques restorer for The Bank, an architectural antiques firm. He was a Marine Corps veteran of the Korean War. Survivors include his wife, Carole Prohaska Askew; three brothers, Robert L. Askew of Indian Harbour Beach, Fla., and Wallace and John B. Askew of Knoxville; and a sister, Anne Askew Smith of Elizabethton, Tenn. A Buddist memorial service will be held today at noon at the Soka Gakkai International Community Center, 2435 S. Carrollton Ave. A funeral will be held today at 8 p.m. at Lamana-Panno-Fallo Funeral Home, 1717 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie. Visitation will begin at 7 p.m. at the funeral home. A graveside service will beheld Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Biloxi National Cemetery in Biloxi, Miss.

August Barthelemy
August Barthelemy, an oyster fisherman, died Friday of lung cancer at his home. He was 66. Mr. Barthelemy was born in Pointe a la Hache and lived in New Orleans for the past 25 years. Survivors include his wife, Mary Louise Davis; five sons, August, Jerry, Alonzo, Reginald and Michael Davis; two daughters, Myra Barthelemy and Jo-Ann Davis; four brothers, Joseph Barthelemy, LouisEncalede and Norman and Arthur Reddicks; four sisters, Emma Barthelemy, Geneva Thomas, Louise Parker and Rita Johnson; 13 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. A Mass will be said Wednesday at 11 a.m. at St. Thomas Catholic Church on Louisiana 39 in Pointe a la Hache. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Burial will be in St. Thomas Cemetery. Tharp-Sontheimer-Laudumiey Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Kathryn Chefney Batiste
Kathryn Chefney Batiste, a home visitation aide for Total Community Action, died Thursday of a brain hemorrhage at her home. She was 51. Mrs. Batiste was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. She was a member of Trinity Missionary Baptist Church in Colorado Springs, Colo. Survivors include her husband, Elmore Batiste Jr.; two sons, Samuel D. Batiste of Colorado Springs and Darrin M. Batiste; two daughters, Courtney K. Batiste of Colorado Springs and Erin Batiste-Jones; her mother, Wilma R. Scott; a sister, Pamela Chefney; and two grandchildren. A funeral will be held Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at Boissiere-Labat Family Funeral Services, 1703 N. Claiborne Ave. Visitation will begin at 8 a.m.

Albert Braxton
Albert Braxton, a retired masonry engineer for the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, died Saturday at Memorial Medical Center. He was 78. Mr. Braxton was born in Wilson and lived in Kenner and New Orleans for many years. He was an Army veteran and a former deacon of Progressive Baptist Church. Survivors include a son, Felton Braxton Sr.; a daughter, Deidra Braxton Levasseur; his stepmother, Mary Braxton; three stepdaughters, Ursel G. Staples of Detroit, Karen Stemley-Hayes and Glynis O. Major; five grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren. A funeral will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Progressive Baptist Church, 1214 S. Robertson St. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Burial will be in St. Vincent Cemetery No. 2. Calvin J. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Clarence Brown Sr
Clarence Brown Sr., an Army veteran, died Wednesday at Hospice Atlanta in Decatur, Ga. He was 79. Mr. Brown was born and raised in New Orleans and lived in Chicago for the past 40 years. He was a Mason. Survivors include a son, Clarence Brown Jr.; five daughters, Elizabeth Tilman, Patricia Brown and Sandra Brown Alexander of New Orleans, Shirley Brown Moseby of Decatur and Catherine Brown; two brothers, Melburn Bradley of New Orleans and Bobby Brown; a sister, Vivian Brown Sheltor; and 15 grandchildren. A graveside service was held Friday at Resthaven Memorial Park in New Orleans. Donald Trimble Funeral Home in Decatur handled arrangements.

Emanuel G. ``Frenchie'' DeFraites
Emanuel G. ``Frenchie'' DeFraites, founder and president of Reliable Disposal Co., died Monday at Touro Infirmary. He was 81. Mr. DeFraites was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. He also was the founder and president of Carrollton Brick Co. and Southport Mini-Storage and the former owner of Carrollton Lumber and Wrecking Co. He graduated from Fortier High School, where he was All-Prep and All-State in football, and Tulane University, where he was a three-year letterman and played in the 1940 Sugar Bowl. Survivors include his wife, Mary Rosa Prieto DeFraites; two sons, Robert G. and Emanuel G. DeFraites Jr.; two daughters, Sharon DeFraites Clark and Judith A. DeFraites; and seven grandchildren. A funeral will be held Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. at Bultman Funeral Home, 3338 St. Charles Ave. Visitation will begin at 11:30 a.m. Burial will be private.

Harold Edward Delaune
Harold Edward Delaune, an accounting clerk, died Sunday of heart failure at North Oaks Medical Center in Hammond. He was 72. Mr. Delaune was born in Napoleonville and lived in Ponchatoula for many years. Survivors include three daughters, Phyllis Delaune of Kenner, Martha D. Cooper of Bush and Judith Delaune; and two grandchildren. A funeral will be held today at 2 p.m. at Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home in Ponchatoula. Visitation will begin at 8 a.m. Burial will be in Garden of Memories in New Orleans.

Oscar Wilson Deslatte
Oscar Wilson Deslatte, a former machinist for Johns-Manville Inc., died Sunday of undetermined causes at St. Claude General Hospital. He was 73. Mr. Deslatte was born in Whitehall and lived in New Orleans for the past 60 years. Survivors include his wife, Mabel Hingle Deslatte; two daughters, Deborah Bradford and Susan Colson; three brothers, Joseph, Adam and Milton Deslatte; four sisters, Lena Barrient, Eunice Fontenot, Addavie Lapp and Rozelia Anselmo; four grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. A Mass will be said today at 10 a.m. at Jacob Schoen & Son Funeral Home, 527 Elysian Fields Ave. Visitation will begin at 8 a.m. Burial will be in St. Roch Cemetery No. 2.

Theresa Picataggio Dufrene
Theresa Picataggio Dufrene, a homemaker, died Sunday at West Jefferson Medical Center. She was 96. Ms. Dufrene was born in Morgan City and lived in Westwego for the past 60 years. She was a member of the Altar Society at Our Lady of Prompt Succor Catholic Church. Survivors include a son, Roosevelt A. Dufrene; a daughter, Josephine D. Bergeron; two brothers, Peter and Joseph Picataggio; six sisters, Jennie Fiorella, Ann Liuzza, Virginia Fruchtnicht, Corinne Mula, Lena Bontempi and Carolyn Novak; five grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. A Mass will be said today at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Prompt Succor Catholic Church, 146 Fourth St., Westwego. Burial will be in Westlawn Memorial Park. Westside Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Betty J. Earls
Betty J. Earls, a homemaker, died Sunday of undetermined causes at Touro Infirmary. She was 49. Mrs. Earls was born in Lake Providence and lived in New Orleans for the past 46 years. She was a graduate of G.W. Carver High School. She was president of the Missions Department of Ephesian Baptist Church and a member of the First District Missionary Baptist Association Ministers' Wives Club. Survivors include her husband, the Rev. Jesse L. Earls; a daughter, Jestina E. Grimes; her parents, Bennie Ree and Arthur Jones Sr.; six brothers, Nathan, Johnathan, Benjamin, James, Freddie and Arthur Jones Jr.; two sisters, Estelle Nelson and Vera Jones; and three grandchildren. A funeral will be held Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at Asia Baptist Church, 1400 Sere St. Visitation will begin at 5 p.m. Dismissal will be Thursday at 10 a.m. at Ephesian Baptist Church, 4020 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Burial will be in Providence Memorial Park. Littlejohn's Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

David George Franz
David George Franz, former chief operating officer for Hernandez Engineering, died Sunday of brain cancer at his home in Houston. He was 62. Mr. Franz was born in New Orleans and lived in Houston for the past 30 years. He graduated from De La Salle High School and Tulane University and received a master's degree in business administration from the University of Houston, Clear Lake. He formerly worked for TRW and McDonnell-Douglas. He was a member of the Space Center Rotary Club and the board of the Bay Area YMCA and a parishioner of St. Bernadette Catholic Church. Survivors include his wife, Pat Ginesi Franz; a son, David Franz Jr.; a daughter, Paulette Franz; his mother, Gertrude Zay Franz; two brothers, Raymond and Philip Franz; three sisters, Gertrude F. Cabaud, Rita Mae F. Bodney and Bernie F. Morgan; and three grandchildren. A Mass will be said Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at St. Bernadette Catholic Church in Houston. A graveside service will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at Lake Lawn Park Cemetery, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd., New Orleans. Forest Park East Funeral Home in Houston is in charge of arrangements.

Joseph Irwin Harper
Joseph Irwin Harper, retired owner and operator of Harper's Barber Shop in Metairie, died Sunday at his home. He was 87. Mr. Harper was born in Ponchatoula and lived in the New Orleans area for the past 51 years. He was a former strawberry farmer. Survivors include two sons, Ronald Jerome and Gerald Joseph Harper; and nine grandchildren. A funeral will be held today at 2 p.m. at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd. Visitation will begin at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Lake Lawn Park Mausoleum.

Briana Raven Johns
Briana Raven Johns died Thursday of undetermined causes at her home. She was 14 months old and lived in Metairie. Survivors include her mother, Princess Katie Amanda Johns; her father, Otis Anthony Jones; her grandparents, Geraldine K. Johns, Carol Ann Crockett and Otis Moore Jr.; and her great-grandparents, Elbe Keasley Sr., Bula Johns, Johnetta Jones, Elouisa Moore and Otis Moore Sr. A funeral will be held Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at Hill of Zion Baptist Church, 1413 S. Dilton St., Metairie. Burial will be in Providence Memorial Park. Richardson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Theresa Heirsch Johnson
Theresa Heirsch Johnson, a homemaker, died Saturday at her home. She was 82. Mrs. Johnson was born in New Orleans and lived in Metairie for the past six years. Survivors include two sons, Paul C. and Thomas J. Johnson; two daughters, Gayle Johnson Calamari and Judith Johnson Gomez; a stepbrother, Raymond Heirsch; a sister, Agnes Turner; 10 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. A Mass will be said today at noon at Jacob Schoen & Son Funeral Home, 3827 Canal St. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Burial will be in Cypress Grove Cemetery.

Ida Mae Noil McSwain
Ida Mae Noil McSwain, a clerk-typist for the Internal Revenue Service, died Thursday at her home. She was 56. Mrs. McSwain was born in New Orleans and lived in Brooklyn, N.Y., before returning to New Orleans several years ago. She was a member of Second Baptist Church and its Usher Board No. 2 and Mission Society and of the Eureka Benevolent Association. Survivors include four daughters, Gwendolyn Robinson of Dallas, Valarie McSwain Carrier, Jacqueline McSwain and Marilyn Critney; three brothers, Herbert, Errol and Napoleon Noil Jr., all of New York; a sister, Ophelia Banks; and 10 grandchildren. A funeral will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Second Baptist Church, 2836 Sullen Place, Algiers. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Burial will be in Eureka Cemetery in Algiers. Murray Henderson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Vivian Wolf Milano
Vivian Wolf Milano, a homemaker, died Friday of heart failure at her home. She was 84. Mrs. Milano was born in Reserve and lived in Harahan for the past 48 years. She was a past president of the Harahan Lioness Club and a member of the Harahan Senior Citizens and the American Association of Retired Persons. Survivors include three sons, Joseph C., Steven R. and Leon P. Milano Jr.; two daughters, Jo Ann M. Scheuermann and Carmen M. Teresi; a sister, Althea W. Ricca; 12 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. A Mass was said Monday at Jacob Schoen & Son Funeral Home. Burial was in Cypress Grove Cemetery.

English Roy Perrilloux
English Roy Perrilloux, a retired electrical technician, died Monday at St. Tammany Hospital in Covington. He was 82. Mr. Perrilloux was a lifelong resident of Ponchatoula. Survivors include a brother, Floyd Perrilloux Sr. of Folsom, and a sister, Yvonne Dies of Metairie. A funeral will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home in Ponchatoula. Visitation will be today from 6 to 10 p.m. and Wednesday from 8 to 11 a.m. Burial will be in Morse Cemetery.

June Smith
June Smith, a retired employee of Microdyne Corp. in Ocala, Fla., died Saturday of cancer at her home. She was 73. Mrs. Smith was born in Garrett, Ind., and lived in Elkhart, Ind., and Ocala before moving to River Ridge two years ago. She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 8030 in Belleview, Fla. Survivors include two sons, Tom Smith of San Francisco and Michael Smith of Ocala; two daughters, Sunday Smith Anderson of Ocala and Bridget Smith Mancuso; a sister, Connie Walley of Rochester, Ind.; and six grandchildren. Services will be private. Leitz-Eagan Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Perry Van Tillman Jr.
Perry Van Tillman Jr. died Friday of mitochondrial disease at Tulane University Medical Center. He was 4 months old and lived in New Orleans. Survivors include his father, Perry Van Tillman Sr.; his mother, Geneva M. Johnson; five brothers, Michael, Julius, Jonathan, Jacob and Harry Lee Johnson Jr.; a sister, Catherine H. Johnson; his grandparents, Edward and Frances Tillman; and his great-grandmother, Lucille Tillman. A funeral will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m at Gaskin-Tilly Mortuary, 1225 N. Rampart St. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Burial will be in Holt Cemetery.

March 11, 1998

Roxye Nugent Bagby
Roxye Nugent Bagby, a retired teacher and legal secretary, died Feb. 12 of complications from a stroke at Cartmell Nursing Home in Palestine, Texas. She was 97. Mrs. Bagby was born in Stephenville, Texas, and lived in Dallas for 50 years before moving to Palestine in 1997. She was a graduate of Midland (Texas) High School and what is now Texas Woman's University in Denton. She was a member of Munger Place United Methodist Church in Dallas. Survivors include three daughters, Dorothy Bagby Seemann of New Orleans, Susan Bagby Tilley of Palm Beach, Fla., and Martha Bagby Hill; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. A funeral was held Feb. 14 in Dallas. Burial was in Restland Memorial Cemetery in Dallas. Restland Funeral Home handled Arrangements

Mildred Evelyn Barthelmy
Mildred Evelyn Barthelmy, a retired home health aide and nursing assistant, died Thursday of cancer at Prayer Tower Rest Home. She was 64. Mrs. Barthelmy was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. She was a parishioner of St. Maurice and St. Paul Catholic churches. Survivors include her husband, Junius Barthelmy; two sons, Edward Cook Jr. of Arizona and James Wilkerson; three daughters, Chevette and Cheryll Cook and Tamara Barthelmy; and 14 grandchildren. A funeral will be held today at 10:30 a.m. at Magee Funeral Home, 2141 Washington Ave. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Burial will be in Holt Cemetery.

Bernard ``Doty'' Bertram
Bernard ``Doty'' Bertram, a retired insurance salesman, died Saturday of congestive heart failure at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center. He was 68. Mr. Bertram was born in Slidell and lived in Metairie for the past 20 years. He was an Army veteran. Survivors include his wife, Shirley S. Bertram; a son, Stephen G. Bertram; two daughters, Lisa C. Bertram and Linda B. King; and two sisters, Cora B. Stucke and Catheryn B. Richards. A Mass will be said Thursday at 1 p.m. at L.A. Muhleisen & Son Funeral Home, 2929 Metairie Road, Metairie. Visitation will begin Thursday at 9 a.m.

Ruth Joyce Boyer
Ruth Joyce Boyer, a housekeeping supervisor for the Hotel De La Poste, died March 4 of cancer in Spring Valley, Calif. She was 68. Mrs. Boyer was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. She was a member of Greater St. Stephen Full Gospel Baptist Church. Survivors include three sons, Gary Boyer of Spring Valley and Charles and George Boyer III; two daughters, Gwendolyn Eugene of San Diego and Sedalia Powell of West Palm Beach, Fla.; her father, Joseph Brooks; a brother, Joseph Brooks Jr.; two sisters, Sedalia Louding and Shirley Banks; 10 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. A funeral will be held today at 11 a.m. at Greater St. Stephen Full Gospel Baptist Church, 2308 S. Liberty St. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Burial will be in St. Louis Cemetery No. 3. Boissiere-Labat Family Funeral Services is in charge of arrangements.

Philomene Williams Coler
Philomene Williams Coler, a homemaker, died March 4 of heart failure at West Jefferson Medical Center. She was 77. Mrs. Coler was born in New Orleans and lived in Avondale. Survivors include her husband, Walter Coler Jr.; a son, Ronald Miller; a daughter, Elnora Miller; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. A wake will be held today at 8 p.m. at St. Joseph Baptist Church, 241 Robinson Ave., Marrero. Dismissal will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at the church. Burial will be in Bright Star Cemetery. Dennis Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Sidney J. Fernandez Jr
Sidney J. Fernandez Jr., a former waiter in the Merchant Marine, died Friday at Memorial Medical Center. He was 76. Mr. Fernandez was born in Bay St. Louis, Miss., and lived in New Orleans for the past 50 years. He was a former employee of the Monteleone and Marriott hotels. He was a member of Vieux Carre Baptist Church and a former member of Gideon Baptist Church. He was an Army veteran of World War II, serving in the Military Police, and he received the World War II Victory Medal and Army of Occupation Medal. Survivors include a son, Dewyer Fernandez; a daughter, Ingram George; a sister, Elvira Sanders; and many grandchildren. A graveside service will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. at Biloxi National Cemetery in Biloxi, Miss. Visitation will be Thursday from 10 to 11 a.m. at Dorothy Lawless Mortuary, 3825 Washington Ave.

Rosemary Tebault Guy
Rosemary Tebault Guy, a homemaker, died Friday of complications from a stroke at Charity Hospital. She was 74. Mrs. Guy was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. Survivors include a son, Lawrence Guy; three sisters, Annie Richard, Earline Tebault and Gloria Austin; and three grandchildren. A funeral will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at Charbonnet-Labat Funeral Home, 1615 St. Philip St. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Davis Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Marie Gray
Marie Gray, a homemaker, died Monday at her home. She was 76. Mrs. Gray wasa lifelong resident of New Orleans. Survivors include her husband, Ernest R.Gray; a son, Manuel Palmer; a daughter, Linda G. Daniels; seven grandchildren;and five great-grandchildren. A Mass will be said Thursday at 10 a.m. at St.Raymond Catholic Church, 3738 Paris Ave. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m.Burial will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery. D.W. Rhodes Funeral Home is in chargeof arrangements.

Beth Ann Henson
Beth Ann Henson, a ninth-grade student at Archbishop Blenk High School, died Sunday at Meadowcrest Hospital of injuries suffered in a traffic accident. She was 15. Miss Henson was a lifelong resident of Gretna. She was a member of the Archbishop Blenk swim team. Survivors include her mother, Jane Lehmann Henson; her grandparents, Dorothy Hardy, Calvin J. Henson, Edward J. Lehmann and Leonore ``Cleo'' Doyle Lehmann; and her great-grandmother, Mary L. Henson. A Mass will be said Thursday at 11:30 a.m. at Christ the King Catholic Church, 535 Deerfield Road, Terrytown. Visitation will be today from 6 to 11 p.m. at Mothe Funeral Home, 2100 West Bank Expressway, Harvey. Burial will be in Garden of Memories.

Velma Montegut Larkins
Velma Montegut Larkins, a retired merchandise marker, died Monday of a stroke at Touro Infirmary. She was 87. Mrs. Larkins was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. She graduated from McDonogh No. 35 High School. She was a former employee of American Manufacturing Corp. and Deansgate Manufacturing Co. Survivors include a son, Joseph U. Larkins; and three daughters, Marguerite M. Perez, Vivian Montegut and Leonie M. Smith. A Mass will be said Friday at 1 p.m. at St. James Major Catholic Church, 3736 Gentilly Blvd. Visitation will begin at noon. Burial will be in St. Roch Cemetery No. 2. Charbonnet-Labat Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Jessie S. Leggett
Jessie S. Leggett, a former employee of the Navy and the U.S. Department of Justice, died Monday at Slidell Memorial Hospital. She was 84. Mrs. Leggett was born in Sugartown and lived in Oakdale for many years and in Slidell for the past year. Survivors include a daughter, Joan W. Cogliandro; a stepson, Jack Leggett Jr. of Texas; a brother, Lloyd Sigler of Covington; a sister, Minnie S. Elkins of Fullerton; eight grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren. A funeral will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at Honaker Funeral Home, 1751 Gause Blvd. West, Slidell. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery.

Robert F. Mullen
Robert F. Mullen, an administrative supervisor for Freeport-McMoRan's Main Pass sulfur mine, died Sunday of cancer at his home. He was 56. Mr. Mullen was born in Winter Haven, Fla., and lived in Tulsa, Okla., before moving to Slidell in 1987. He graduated from Marion Military Institute in Marion, Ala., and Florida Southern College. He was a member of Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity. Survivors include his wife, Patricia Cook Mullen; two sons, Mark E. and Christopher O. Mullen, both of Orlando, Fla.; his mother, Ruth Virginia Causey of Winter Haven; two brothers, Dennis and James Mullen, both of Winter Haven; and a grandchild. A memorial service will be held Thursday at 7 p.m. at Christ Episcopal Church, 1534 Seventh St., Slidell. Visitation will begin at 6 p.m. Burial will be in Gulf Cemetery in Santa Rosa Beach, Fla. Honaker Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

John H. Parker Jr
John H. Parker Jr., a former superintendent at Avondale Shipyards, died Sunday at West Jefferson Medical Center. He was 80. Mr. Parker was a lifelong resident of Gretna. He was a member of Archbishop Blenk Council 1905 of the Knights of Columbus and the Oakdale Golden Age Club. Survivors include three daughters, Jeanne Ellis, Diane LaHare and Corinne Mott; a brother, Edward Parker; a sister, Rene P. Haro; 16 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. A Mass will be said today at 1 p.m. at Mothe Funeral Home, 2100 West Bank Expressway, Harvey. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Westlawn Memorial Park.

Corinne Ashe Perkins
Corinne Ashe Perkins, a retired beautician, died March 4 at her home. She was 88. Mrs. Perkins was born in Demopolis, Ala., and lived in New Orleans for the past 75 years. She was a member of St. Mark's Fourth Baptist Church and its Senior Choir and Benevolent Society and the Queen Vashti Grand Chapter of the Order of Eastern Star. Survivors include a daughter, Sandra Perkins Haynes; two grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. A funeral will be held today at 11 a.m. at St. Mark's Fourth Baptist Church, 2126 Perdido 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.

Dale Lynn Ross
Dale Lynn Ross, a security guard for the New Orleans Fair Grounds, died Friday of heart failure at his home. He was 46. Mr. Ross was born in McComb, Miss., and lived in New Orleans for the past 44 years. He graduated from Booker T. Washington High School. Survivors include a son, Dural Benoit; two daughters, Shayla Benoit and Jamilyn Ross; a brother, Cardell Ross Sr.; two half-brothers; two half-sisters; and a grandchild. A Mass will be said today at noon at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 1139 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Providence Memorial Park. Professional Funeral Services is in charge of arrangements.

Ebb Simmons Jr
Ebb Simmons Jr., a retired pipe threader for Johns-Mansville Inc., died Friday of cancer at St. Charles Health Care Center. He was 68. Mr. Simmons was born in Clayton and lived in New Orleans for the past 50 years. Survivors include a son, Ebb Simmons III; two daughters, Joyce Marie and Karen Simmons; a sister, Elvenia Frazier; and a grandchild. A funeral will be held Thursday at noon at Tharp-Sontheimer-Tharp Funeral Home, 4127 S. Claiborne Ave. Visitation will begin at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Providence Memorial Park.

Christopher A. Sterling
Christopher A. Sterling, a laborer, died Sunday at Charity Hospital of gunshot wounds. He was 18. Mr. Sterling was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. He graduated from Marion Abramson High School. Survivors include his parents, Byron M. and Annette Maldonado Sterling; two brothers, Kevin and Byron Sterling II; a sister, Danita Sterling; and his grandmother, B. Sterling. A funeral will be held Thursday at noon at Franklin Avenue Baptist Church, 2515 Franklin Ave. Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Park. Charbonnet-Labat Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Shirley Jenkins
Shirley Jenkins Stonecypher, a retired St. Tammany Parish schoolteacher, died Saturday of congestive heart failure at St. Tammany Parish Hospital. She was 66. Mrs. Stonecypher was born in Springfield and lived in Covington for the past 42 years. She was a teacher in the St. Tammany school system for 22 years, including many years at Covington High School. She also taught at Enon High School in Washington Parish. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Covington. Survivors include her husband, Homer J. ``Stoney'' Stonecypher; two sons, Craig and David Stonecypher; her parents, Beatrice and Curtis Lilly of Hammond; a brother, Aubrey Jenkins; and two grandchildren. A funeral was held Tuesday at Schoen Funeral Home of Covington. Burial was in Ponchatoula Cemetery.

Mayron David Sudduth
Mayron David Sudduth, a retired Air Force master sergeant, died March 4 of lung cancer at his home in Pearl, Miss. He was 67. Master Sgt. Sudduth was born in Greenwood, Miss., and lived in Pearl for the past 20 years. He was stationed at Air Force bases worldwide and at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo. Survivors include his wife, Vivian Sudduth; a brother,Ben Sudduth of New Orleans; and a sister, Joann Alford of Jackson, Miss. A funeral was held Friday at Baldwin Lee Funeral Home in Pearl.

Allen Alfred Woodruff
Allen Alfred Woodruff, an auto mechanic, died Sunday of undetermined causes at his home. He was 30. Mr. Woodruff was a lifelong resident of Metairie. He was a member of the Krewe of Thor. Survivors include his father, Alfred Woodruff; his mother, Sarah ``Sally'' Finkelstein; a brother, Alfred Jack Woodruff; and a sister, Michelle Woodruff Griggs. A graveside service will be held today at 10 a.m. at Greenwood Cemetery, 120 City Park Ave. Lamana-Panno-Fallo Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Ruby L. Wright
Ruby L. Wright, a homemaker, died Thursday at Ferncrest Manor Nursing Home. She was 94. Mrs. Wright was born in Union Church, Miss., and lived in Chicago for 14 years and in New Orleans for the past 45 years. She was a former beautician, seamstress and housekeeper. She was a member of First Street United Methodist Church. Survivors include a daughter, Delores Chisholm; a brother, Cleveland Whalum of Kankakee, Ill.; a sister, Inez Cole of Chicago; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. A funeral will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at First Street United Methodist Church, 2309 Dryades St. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Burial will be in Providence Memorial Park. Dorothy Lawless Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Cynthia Faust Young
Cynthia Faust Young, a homemaker, died Monday of heart failure in Hattiesburg, Miss. She was 50. Mrs. Young was born in New Orleans and lived in Poplarville, Miss. She was a parishioner of St. Joseph's Catholic Church. Survivors include her husband, Jack H. Young; a son, John Young; two daughters, Kathryn and Lauren Young; and a brother, John Faust of Slidell. A Mass will be said Thursday at 11 a.m. at Jacob Schoen & Son Funeral Home, 3827 Canal St. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Visitation today will be from 6 to 9 p.m. at White Funeral Home in Poplarville. Burial will be in Lake Lawn Park Cemetery.


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