Miscellaneous Orleans Parish, Louisiana Obituaries - 1998

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May 6, 1998

Robert P. Ballay Sr., a retired quarantine inspector for the U.S. Public Health Service, died Monday of a heart attack at Meadowcrest Hospital. He was 69. Mr. Ballay was a lifelong resident of Algiers. He was a Navy veteran of the Korean War and a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3121 and American Legion Post 218. He was a member, financial secretary, past grand knight and past district deputy of Santa Maria Knights of Columbus Council 1724, and a member of T.J. Larkin Assembly 4th Degree Knights of Columbus and Order of Alhambra Aragon Caravan No. 65. He also was a board member of the Year-Round LSU Tiger Boosters. Survivors include his wife, Mollie Clause Ballay; a son, Robert P. Ballay Jr.; two daughters, Joan Marie Sharp and Jane P. Legendre; a sister, Marie Ballay; and six grandchildren. A Mass will be said today at 12:30 p.m. at Holy Name of Mary Catholic Church, Alix and Verret streets, Algiers. Visitation will be from 8:30 a.m. to noon at Mothe Funeral Home, 1300 Vallette St., Algiers. Burial will be in St. Mary Cemetery in Algiers.

Camilla Richard Bourgeois, a retired licensed practical nurse, died Sunday at Doctors Hospital of Jefferson. She was 90. Mrs. Bourgeois was born in New Orleans and lived in Jefferson for the past 35 years. She worked at Charity Hospital and Hotel Dieu. She was a parishioner of St. Agnes Catholic Church, a member and past president of the Dahraf Ladies and a member of the Metairie Ridge chapter of the Order of Eastern Star. Survivors include her husband, Ernest Joseph Bourgeois; a son, Richard Ernest Bourgeois; a daughter, Carol Ann Bourgeois Landry; seven grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. A Mass will be said Friday at 11 a.m. at Leitz-Eagan Funeral Home, 4747 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie. Visitation will be Thursday from 7 to 10 p.m. and Friday from 8 to 11 a.m. Burial will be in Lake Lawn Park Mausoleum.

Barbara Anne Boat Bush, a retired development director for St. Martin's Episcopal School, died Monday of liver cancer at her home. She was 56. Mrs. Bush was born in Oskaloosa, Iowa, and lived in New Orleans before moving to Mandeville six years ago. She graduated from Central College in Pella, Iowa, and received a master of fine arts degree from the University of New Orleans. She was a former art teacher and had some of her works displayed in the New Orleans area. She was active in the Jefferson Performing Arts Society, the New Orleans Symphony and the St. Tammany Art Association. Survivors include a son, Nathan Bush of Albuquerque, N.M.; two daughters, Cali Bush of Berkeley, Calif., and Sacha Bush of Minneapolis; her parents, Bert and Anne Boat of Dallas; a brother, Thomas Boat of Cincinnati; and a sister, Andrea Roorda of Dallas. A memorial service will be held Thursday at 5 p.m. at Christ Episcopal Church, 120 S. New Hampshire St., Covington. E.J. Fielding Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Elijah Bryant ``E.B.'' Dill Jr., a retired switchman for the Southern Railroad, died Monday of a heart attack at Chalmette Medical Center. He was 74. Mr. Dill was born in Carriere, Miss., and lived in Chalmette. He was an Army veteran and a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7194 and Puptent 15 in Arabi. He was a member of St. Bernard Baptist Church. Survivors include a son, James B. Dill of Harvey; two daughters, Katherine B. Sigur of Marrero and Sarah V. Goodale; three sisters, Doris Spiers of Picayune, Miss., Dixie Ford of Indianapolis and Jane Ann Mitchell of Carriere; 12 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. A funeral will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. at McDonald Funeral Home, 401 W. Canal St., Picayune. Visitation will be today from 6 to 9 p.m. Burial will be in Carriere Cemetery.

Leroy J. Domingue, a retired brick masonry contractor, died Saturday of cancer at his home. He was 64. Mr. Domingue was born in Erwinville and lived in New Orleans for the past 47 years. He was the owner of Domingue Contractors. He was a member of the Ravens Social and Pleasure Club. Survivors include his wife, Melba Dominick Domingue; two sons, Deric and Craig Domingue; two daughters, Wendy Severin and Lori Labat; his father, Alcide Domingue; three brothers, Lionel, Paul and Joseph Domingue; a sister, Mary Decoudreaux; and nine grandchildren. A Mass will be said today at 10:30 a.m. at St. Brigid Catholic Church, 13445 Granville St. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Burial will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery. United Funeral Services is in charge of arrangements.

Paddy Grayson Farris, a homemaker, died Monday of heart failure at West Jefferson Medical Center. She was 70. Mrs. Farris was born in Essex, England, and lived in Gretna. She was a member of Grace Lutheran Church. Survivors include her husband, Tom Kelly Farris; two stepsons, Philip and Bart Farris; a stepdaughter, Lisa Farris; two sisters, Jean Yeatts and Daphne Pickard; and seven grandchildren. A memorial service will be held today at noon at Grace Lutheran Church, 5800 Canal Blvd. Burial will be in California. Mothe Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Regina Coleman Fisher, a social worker, died April 27 of cancer at East Jefferson General Hospital. She was 73. Ms. Fisher was born in New Orleans and lived in Bridgeport, Conn., for four years before returning to New Orleans in 1965. She graduated from the Academy of the Sacred Heart and, after working seven years in the public health field, Tulane University. She received a master's degree from the Tulane School of Social Work. She began her career in social work in 1957, working for the Children's Bureau of New Orleans and later for the Family Service Society of Southern New England. Returning to Louisiana, she became a supervisor in the state's child welfare system and later its Adoptions Unit, supervising adoption petition workers from 1970 to 1987. In 1988 she became supervisor of the state's Administrative Review Unit and later worked as an adoptions specialist for the state Department of Social Services. In the summers of 1996 and 1997, she studied at the Anna Freud Institute in England. She was a board member of the Tulane School of Social Work Alumni Association. She is survived by six cousins. A Mass was said Thursday at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home. Burial was in Metairie Cemetery.

Ethel Folse, a homemaker, died Sunday of undetermined causes at Columbia Lakeland Medical Center. She was 74. Mrs. Folse was born in Mobile, Ala., and lived in New Orleans for the past 67 years. Survivors include her husband, Thomas Folse Jr.; two brothers, James and Raymond Thomas, both of Mobile; and five sisters, Grace Williams and Gloria Rankin of Mobile, Veole Fisher, Marie Horace and Theresa Jarreau. A Mass will be said Thursday at 11 a.m. at St. Gabriel the Archangel Catholic Church, 4700 Pineda St. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Burial will be in Providence Memorial Park. Louisiana Undertaking Co. is in charge of arrangements.

Gerald Glaser, a former assistant night city editor for The Times-Picayune, died Sunday of undetermined causes at his home. He was 52. Mr. Glaser was born in New Orleans and lived in Bon Secour, Ala. Survivors include two daughters, Kelli Lyn Glaser of Foley, Ala., and Karen Bell of Russellville, Ark.; and a grandchild. A graveside service will be held Thursday at 3 p.m. at Wallace Cemetery in Gulf Shores, Ala. Pine Rest Funeral Home in Foley is in charge of arrangements.

Mittie Abadie Granderson, a retired elevator operator and sales clerk for Sears, Roebuck and Co., died Thursday of heart failure at Memorial Medical Center. She was 74. Mrs. Granderson was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. She graduated from McDonogh No. 35 High School. She worked for Sears for 30 years. She was a parishioner of St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church. Survivors include a son, Isaac B. Granderson Jr.; a daughter, Cheryl A. Granderson; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. A Mass will be said Thursday at 11 a.m. at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, 8321 Burthe St. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Burial will be in St. Mary Cemetery. Louisiana Undertaking Co. is in charge of arrangements.

Olivia ``Weeva'' Walker Harry, a homemaker, died Saturday at West Jefferson Medical Center. She was 86. Mrs. Harry was born in Harvey and lived in Marrero. She was a member of Morning Star Baptist Church and the Bright Star Benevolent Association. Survivors include five sons, Leon Harry of Long Beach, Calif., and Daniel, Hilris, Welton and Michael Harry; three daughters, Geneva Johnson, Emelda Simmons and Elizabeth Gaither; 30 grandchildren; 51 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren. A wake and funeral will be held today at 8 p.m. at Morning Star Baptist Church, 1000 Cross St., Marrero. Dismissal will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at the church. Burial will be in Restlawn Park in Avondale. Murray Henderson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Charles P. Kelly Jr., a retired distributor for Little Debbie Snack Cakes, died Sunday of heart failure at his son's home. He was 58. Mr. Kelly was born in New Orleans and lived in Metairie for the past 28 years. As longtime chairman of the Lafreniere Walking Club, he helped build the club to 400 members and organized monthly meetings and walks. He was a member of the Krewe of Argus and was active in fund-raising for the American Heart Association and American Cancer Society. He coached baseball at Girard Playground and was a former king of the Irish Channel St. Patrick's Day Parade. Survivors include his wife, Lynne Unger Kelly; a son, Charles P. Kelly III; three daughters, Karen Gilley, Kimberly Hammant and Dawnell McClendon; and 13 grandchildren. A funeral will be held today at noon at Leitz-Eagan Funeral Home, 4747 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Burial will be in Garden of Memories.

Linda S. Mackie, a Westwego police officer, died Sunday at West Jefferson Medical Center of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. She was 43. Ms. Mackie was born in North Carolina and lived in Gretna for 30 years before moving to Westwego. She was a graduate of West Jefferson High School and the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office Training Academy. She also had worked for the Sheriff's Office. She was a member of the Fraternal Order of Police. Survivors include a son, Terry D. Mackie; her mother, Jean Smith Hollingsworth; a brother, Danny Hollingsworth; and a sister, Karlene Hollingsworth Sacco. A funeral will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at Mothe Funeral Home, 2100 West Bank Expressway, Harvey. Burial will be in Westlawn Memorial Park.

Florine Riley McKinley, a retired licensed practical nurse, died April 29 at University Rehabilitation Hospital. She was 86. Mrs. McKinley was born in St. Francisville and lived in New Orleans for many years. She worked at the New Orleans Home for Incurables. She was a former member of Greater Rose Hill Baptist Church and its Usher Board No. 2 and of Ruth Grand Chapter of the Order of Eastern Star. Survivors include an adopted son, William McKinley; two daughters, Alice Givens Miller and Rosalee Bradley; three sisters, Mary Lewis, Dora Givens and Rhodessa Price; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. A funeral will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. at Gaskin-Tilly Mortuary, 1225 N. Rampart St. Visitation will be today from 5 to 9 p.m. and Thursday from 8 to 10 a.m. Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Park.

Wiltz Matthew Navarre, a retired driver for Ryder Truck Lines, died Tuesday of cancer at his home. He was 74. Mr. Navarre was born in New Orleans and lived in Lacombe for the past nine years. He worked for Ryder for 42 years. He was a Marine Corps veteran of World War II and was awarded two Purple Hearts. He was a member of Teamsters Local Union No. 612, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8290 in Lacombe and Jans F. Hursey Marine Corps League Detachment 748 in Slidell. Survivors include his wife, Mary Camp Navarre; two daughters, Sandra N. Monson and Susan Navarre; two sisters, Dot Guthrie and Rhodibell Jacobs; and a grandchild. A Mass will be said today at 10:30 a.m. at Jacob Schoen & Son Funeral Home, 3827 Canal St. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Burial will be in Cypress Grove Cemetery.

Bartholomew ``Lil George'' Peters III, a truck driver for Louisiana Coca-Cola Bottling Co., died Saturday at Charity Hospital. He was 28. Mr. Peters was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. He graduated from Redeemer High School and attended the University of New Orleans. He was a Marine Corps veteran of the Gulf war. He was a part-time coach at Bishop McManus Academy. Survivors include his wife, Theresa Peters; a son, Dominic Peters; a daughter, Brittany Peters; his parents, Geneva and Bartholomew George Peters Jr.; three brothers, Shawn, Troy and Eric Peters; two sisters, Karen Cummings and Kisha Sears; and his grandmother, Willie Mae Small. A funeral will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. at Mount Zion Baptist Church, 2200 Dumaine St. Visitation will begin Thursday at 9 a.m. Burial will be in Providence Memorial Park. D.W. Rhodes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Gerald William Savarese, a mechanic for K&S Diesel Service, died Saturday of cancer at East Jefferson General Hospital. He was 46. Mr. Savarese was born in New Orleans and lived in Harvey for the past three years. He graduated from East Jefferson High School and Delgado Community College and was an Army veteran. He was a member of the National Rifle Association and a past member of the Krewe of Aquila. Survivors include his wife, Aleeda Baxter Savarese; two daughters, Shelly Lynn and Julie Christina Savarese; a stepson, Paul ``Michael'' Pembo Jr.; his father, Ernest Eugene Savarese Jr.; his mother, Anna Durr Savarese; a brother, Ernest Eugene Savarese III; and a sister, Lana Ann Savarese Phillips. A memorial service will be held today at 9 p.m. at Tharp-Sontheimer-Tharp Funeral Home, 1600 N. Causeway Blvd., Metairie. Visitation will begin at 7 p.m. Burial will be private.

Laburtta Smith, a homemaker, died Sunday of heart failure at West Jefferson Medical Center. She was 71. Ms. Smith was born in Phoenix, La., and lived in Pointe a la Hache for the past 70 years. Survivors include three sons, Gregory, David and the Rev. Darnell Smith Sr.; two daughters, Sandra and Penny Smith; a sister, Dora Davis; six grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. A funeral will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Pointe a la Hache. Visitation will be today from 4 to 7 p.m. at D.W. Rhodes Funeral Home, 1716 N. Claiborne Ave., and Thursday from 9 to 11 a.m. at the church. Burial will be in Bethlehem Cemetery in Pointe a la Hache.

Rose Purcell Smith, a former country singer known as Faye Darlin, died Saturday of heart failure at her home. She was 65. Mrs. Smith was born in New Orleans and lived in St. Bernard Parish most of her life. She appeared on the ``Louisiana Hayride'' radio show in Shreveport and the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tenn. Survivors include her husband, Otis C. Smith; two sons, Fred L. and George E. Armentor; a daughter, Myrtrilla Smith; three brothers, John H., James E. and George P. Purcell; and five grandchildren. Visitation will be Thursday from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at St. Bernard Memorial Funeral Home, 701 W. Virtue St., Chalmette, followed by a graveside service at St. Bernard Memorial Gardens.

James L. Songer, a retired regional sales manager for Glass Containers Corp., died April 21 of heart failure at Ochsner Foundation Hospital. He was 65. Mr. Songer was born in Marienville, Pa., and lived in Metairie for the past 25 years. He was a parishioner, eucharistic minister and lector at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in New Orleans. He received the Order of St. Louis Medallion from the Archdiocese of New Orleans for his service to St. Patrick's. Survivors include three sons, Joseph Songer of Springville, Ala., Michael Songer of Baden, Pa., and John Songer of Kenner; and seven grandchildren. A Mass was said April 25 at St. Ann's Catholic Church in Marienville. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Willie Thomas Jr., a cement finisher, died Friday of heart failure at Kenner Regional Medical Center. He was 60. Mr. Thomas was born in Natchez, Miss., and lived in Kenner. He worked for J.L. Construction and Richard Owen Construction Co. He was a deacon of Cypress Grove Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Gertrude Wilson Thomas; a son, Willie Thomas III; a daughter, Gwendolyn Thomas Treece; a brother, Tommy Thomas; two sisters, Catherine Thomas Minor and Dorothy Thomas Clay; and three grandchildren. A funeral will be held today at 8 p.m. at Cypress Grove Baptist Church, 901 31st St., Kenner. Burial will be in Calvary Baptist Church Cemetery in Geismar. Richardson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Latimore Wilson, a retired longshoreman, died Thursday of heart failure at his home. He was 88. Mr. Wilson was born in Franklinton and lived in New Orleans for many years. Survivors include a son, Bennie Gean Wilson Sr.; two brothers, Charlie and John D. Wilson; three sisters, Ethel Perkins, Leatha Bickham and Mae Lee Mingo, all of Franklinton; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. A funeral will be held today at 11 a.m. at Water Valley Church of God in Christ, 32077 Louisiana 438, Franklinton. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Burial will be in Hayes Chapel Cemetery. Crain & Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 

May 7, 1998

CARROL ARCEMENT 

Carrol Arcement, a self-employed handyman, died Tuesday of heart failure at Ochsner Foundation Hospital. He was 57. Mr. Arcement was born in Marrero and lived on the north shore for the past 22 years, most recently in Folsom. He formerly worked at Avondale Shipyards as a sheet metal mechanic for 16 years and at Mechanical Air Control in Baton Rouge as a superintendent for five years. He also worked for the Society of St. Teresa of Jesus and Montgomery Ventures. He was president of Woodman of the World Lodge No. 5 in Hammond and a veteran of the Air Force Reserve. Survivors include his wife, Claudette Fabre Arcement; a son, Keith P. Arcement of McKinney, Texas; a daughter, Yolande Billman of Covington; and two grandchildren. A Mass will be said Friday at 11 a.m. at E.J. Fielding Funeral Home, 2260 W. 21st Ave., Covington. Visitation will be today from 6 to 10 p.m and Friday from 9 to 11 a.m. Burial will in St. Joseph Abbey Cemetery. 

LILLIE BERTEL BRADLEY 

Lillie Bertel Bradley, a home sitter, died Saturday of a stroke at Kenner Regional Medical Center. She was 61. Mrs. Bradley was born in Magnolia, Miss., and had lived in Kenner and New Orleans for the past 44 years. Survivors include her husband, Howard Bradley; two sons, Wayne Richards and Ronald Haynes; two daughters, Cynthia Haynes and Donna Thomas; four brothers, Mack and Lawrence McKay and Guy and Robert Richards; four sisters, Angelene Ruffin, Mildred Green, Geanelle Dixon and Dorothy Edwards; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. A funeral will be held Friday at 8 p.m. at Pilgrim Baptist Church, 2114 Third St., Kenner. Dismissal will be Saturday at 10 a.m. at the church. Burial will be in Bellgrove Cemetery in Kenner. Richardson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 

GERTRUDE WOLF CAPPEL 

Gertrude Wolf Cappel, a homemaker, died Tuesday at her home. She was 76. Mrs. Cappel was born in Norfolk, Va., and lived in New Orleans for more than 30 years and in Slidell for the past two years. She was a former parishioner of Resurrection of Our Lord Catholic Church. Survivors include a son, Harvey Cappel, and two grandchildren. A Mass will be said today at 7 p.m. at Tharp-Sontheimer-Laudumiey Funeral Home, 5001 Chef Menteur Highway. Visitation will be from 6 to 10 p.m. Burial will be Friday in Biloxi National Cemetery in Biloxi, Miss. 

DOROTHY B. CORLEY 

Dorothy B. Corley, a retired homemaker, died Wednesday at Hattiesburg Convarest Home in Hattiesburg, Miss. She was 83. Mrs. Corley was born in Kingsville, Ohio, and lived in Slidell for many years before moving to Hattiesburg a year ago. Survivors include her husband, Oscar J. Corley; an adopted son, Charles Frierson; a brother, Steve Bowdler of Florida; a grandchild; and a great-grandchild. A funeral will be held Friday 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. 

MILTON JOSEPH COSSE 

Milton Joseph Cosse, a retired fisherman, died Monday at Meadowcrest Hospital. He was 87. Mr. Cosse was a lifelong resident of Pointe a la Hache. Survivors include three sons, Rudolph, Larry and Gerald Cosse; three daughters, Pearl LaFrance, Emelda Bentley and Joyce Cosse; a brother, Kermit Cosse; 31 grandchildren; 42 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. A Mass will be said Friday at 11 a.m. at St. Thomas Catholic Church in Pointe a la Hache. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Davis Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. 

OLIVIA JACKSON 

Olivia Jackson, an employee of Popeyes Chicken, died Sunday of complications from a stroke at St. Charles Parish Hospital in Luling. She was 57. Miss Jackson was a lifelong resident of New Sarpy. Survivors include five brothers, Howard, Walter, Russell, Gregory and Abraham Jackson Jr.; and three sisters, Mary Lee Vinnett, Gloria Clark and Brenda Jackson. A funeral will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at St. Matthew Baptist Church on E.S. Johnson Street in New Sarpy. Burial will be in St. Rose Cemetery. Robottom Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. 

CAROLYN T. GORE WISE 

Carolyn T. Gore Wise, a retired licensed practical nurse, died April 30 of congestive heart failure at Doctors Hospital of Jefferson. She was 47. Mrs. Wise was born in White Castle and had lived in the New Orleans area for the past 31 years. She graduated from Iberville High School and the Orleans Parish School of Health Occupations. She worked at Charity Hospital. She was a member of Clearview Baptist Church. Survivors include two daughters, Angela Gore and Jara Wise; her parents, Louis and Dorothy Thompson; four brothers, Nathan, Paul, Jeffery and Michael Thompson; a sister, Mary Ann Boveland; and five grandchildren. A funeral will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at Gertrude Geddes Willis Funeral Home, 1610 Lapeyrouse St. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Burial will be in Providence Memorial Park. 

ELIJAH BRYANT `E.B.' DILL JR. 

Elijah Bryant ``E.B.'' Dill Jr., a retired switchman for the Southern Railroad, died Monday of a heart attack at Chalmette Medical Center. He was 74. Mr. Dill was born in Carriere, Miss., and lived in Chalmette. He was a Navy veteran and a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7194 and Puptent 15 in Arabi. He was a member of St. Bernard Baptist Church. Survivors include a son, James B. Dill of Harvey; two daughters, Katherine B. Sigur of Marrero and Sarah V. Goodale; three sisters, Doris Spiers of Picayune, Miss., Dixie Ford of Indianapolis and Jane Ann Mitchell of Carriere; 12 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. A funeral will be held today at 10 a.m. at McDonald Funeral Home, 401 W. Canal St., Picayune. Burial will be in Carriere Cemetery. 

LEROY J. DOMINGUE 

Leroy J. Domingue, a retired brick masonry contractor, died Saturday of cancer at his home. He was 64. Mr. Domingue was born in Erwinville and lived in New Orleans for the past 47 years. He was the owner of Domingue Contractors. He was a member of the Ravens Social and Pleasure Club. Survivors include his wife, Melba Dominick Domingue; two sons, Deric and Craig Domingue; two daughters, Wendy Severin and Lori Labat; his father, Alcide Domingue; three brothers, Lionel, Paul and Joseph Domingue; a sister, Mary Decoudreaux; and nine grandchildren. A Mass will be said today at 10:30 a.m. at St. Brigid Catholic Church, 13445 Granville St. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Burial will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery. United Funeral Services is in charge of arrangements. 

AUDREY MORRIS DUPLESSIS 

Audrey Morris Duplessis, a homemaker, died Tuesday of complications from diabetes at Pendleton Memorial Methodist Hospital. She was 69. Mrs. Duplessis was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. She graduated from Booker T. Washington High School and attended Straight Business College. She was a parishioner of Epiphany Catholic Church. Survivors include three sons, Jeffery M. Duplessis of St. Louis and Charles G. and Wardell L. Duplessis Jr.; and a grandchild. A Mass will be said Friday at 11 a.m. at Epiphany Catholic Church, 1949 Duels 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. 

LEAH ABADIE FAURIE 

Leah Abadie Faurie, a homemaker, died Monday of cancer at her home. She was 49. Mrs. Faurie was born in New Orleans and lived in Metairie. Survivors include her husband, Larry A. Faurie Sr.; a son, Larry A. Faurie Jr.; a daughter, Leslie A. Faurie; her mother, Audrey Mahl Abadie; and three brothers, Rodrick, John and Donald Abadie. A Mass will be said today at 10 a.m. at Tharp-Sontheimer-Tharp Funeral Home, 1600 N. Causeway Blvd., Metairie. Burial will be in Garden of Memories. 

BESSIE WILLIAMS HEADSPETH 

Bessie Williams Headspeth, a homemaker, died Friday at her home. She was 75. Mrs. Headspeth was born in Ferriday and lived in New Orleans for the past 44 years. She was the church mother and former president of the Senior Choir of Greater St. Peter Baptist Church and a member of the Women's Auxiliary of the Brotherhood Missionary Baptist Association. Survivors include her husband, the Rev. Steve Headspeth; two daughters, Jean Donley of Kansas and Michele Pittman; a sister, Mary Stovall; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. A funeral will be held Friday at 8 p.m. at St. James Methodist Church of Louisiana, 1925 Ursulines Ave. Visitation will begin at 1 p.m. Burial will be in Restlawn Park in Avondale. Gaskin-Tilly Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. 

SAMMIE S. `NUBBY' JOHNSON 

Sammie S. ``Nubby'' Johnson, a retired longshoreman, died Saturday at University Hospital. He was 89. Mr. Johnson was born in Beaumont, Texas, and lived in New Orleans for the past 60 years. He was a member of St. John Divine Baptist Church and a former member of International Longshoremen's Association Local 3000. Survivors include five sons, David, Larry, Samuel Lee, Anthony and Emmitt Johnson; four daughters, Delores Bowman, Lola Bee, and Shirley and Gloria Johnson; 26 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. A funeral will be held Saturday at 9 a.m. at St. John Divine Baptist Church, 1763 N. Derbigny St. Visitation will begin at 8 a.m. Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Park. D.W. Rhodes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 

PEARL JENKINS KING 

Pearl Jenkins King, a retired nurse's aide at St. Tammany Parish Hospital, died Monday of cancer at her home. She was 83. Mrs. King was born in Pine and lived in Bush for the past 67 years. Survivors include three sons, Tilman M., Cletus B. and Curtis King; six daughters, Shirley Aaron, Betty DuBarry Schelb, Patsy Wallace, Norma King, Dianne Clairain and Kety Calmes; a sister, Bertha MaGee; 30 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. A funeral will be held today at 10:30 a.m. at Shepherd's Fold Church of God, 79236 Louisiana 40 near Covington. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. at E.J. Fielding Funeral Home, 2260 W. 21st Ave., Covington. Burial will be in Barker-McManus Cemetery. 

LARRY G. MARCOTTE 

Larry G. Marcotte, a salesman in the electrical supply industry, died Tuesday of kidney failure at NorthShore Regional Medical Center. He was 65. Mr. Marcotte was born in Bunkie and lived in Slidell. Survivors include his wife, Betty S. Marcotte; two sons, Michael L. Marcotte of New Orleans and Lonnie G. Marcotte; three daughters, Sharlene M. Cox of Picayune, Miss., Laurie M. Tortorich of Mandeville and Tracey M. Gioe of Chalmette; two sisters, Betty M. Billiot of Mandeville and Grace B. Creppel of Marrero; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held today at 10 a.m. at First Baptist Church, 4141 Pontchartrain Drive, Slidell. Burial will be private. Honaker Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 

WILLIAM LOMAX TREADWAY JR. 

William Lomax Treadway Jr., an insurance broker, died Tuesday of a brain aneurysm at St. Tammany Parish Hospital. He was 71. Mr. Treadway was born in Atlanta and had lived in Covington for many years. He was a Navy veteran of World War II, serving in the Pacific. He was a member of the Louisiana Club. Survivors include three sons, William Lomax Treadway III, Lt. Col. Charles Goodrich Coyle Treadway and Alexander McCarrol Treadway; and four grandchildren. A memorial service will be held today at 1:30 p.m. at Christ Episcopal Church, 120 S. New Hampshire St., Covington. E.J. Fielding Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 

DOUGLAS BRYANT 

Douglas Bryant, a laborer, died April 24 of heart failure at Pendleton Memorial Methodist Hospital. He was 66. Mr. Bryant was born in Cleveland and lived in New Orleans for the past four years. Survivors include three daughters, Renona Walton of California, Lori Lovelace of Cleveland and Angela Mitchell; two brothers, Walter and Clyde Bryant Jr.; six sisters, Thelma Graham, Lossie and Grace Miller, Melba Childs, Jean Sagent and June Anderson; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Services were private. Littlejohn's Funeral Home handled arrangements. 


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