Miscellaneous Orleans Parish, Louisiana Obituaries - 1998

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Nov. 12, 1998

Charles Cedric Beaujeaux, a retired equipment operator for the Office of State Parks, died Tuesday at his home. He was 81. Mr. Beau jeaux was a lifelong resident of Mandeville. He was an Army veteran of World War II and a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars post in Abita Springs. Survivors include his wife, Althea Champagne Davis Beaujeaux; a son, Douglas Beaujeaux; a daughter, Marian Holliday; five stepsons, Herb, Tom, Rick, Don and Scott Davis; a stepdaughter, Beth Thibodeaux; five grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. A Mass will be said today at 1 p.m. at E.J. Fielding Funeral Home, 2260 W. 21st Ave., Covington. Visitation will begin at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Pinecrest Mausoleum.

Ella Mae Hester Brown, a retired housekeeper for the Quality Inn in Gretna, died Saturday of lupus at University Hospital. She was 50. Mrs. Brown was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. She was a member of Mount Pilgrim Fourth Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, Alfred Earl Brown; six brothers, Ronald Johnson of Lakeland, Fla., Alvin Hester of Houma, and Lionel Sr., Leonard, Calvin and LeRoyal Hester Sr.; and a sister, Lillie Hester Dumas. A funeral will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Mount Pilgrim Fourth Baptist Church, 429 Newton St., Algiers. Visitation will begin Saturday at 10 a.m. Burial will be in McDonoghville Cemetery. Murray Henderson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Luther "L.C." Callahan, a driver for High Tech Trucking Co., died Nov. 5 of a stroke at West Jefferson Medical Center. He was 54. Mr. Callahan was born in Independence and lived in Avondale for many years. Survivors include his wife, Roselean D. Callahan; a daughter, Darlene L.C. Scanchia; five stepsons; four stepdaughters; a brother, Michael Callahan; and a grandchild. Dismissal will be today at 10 a.m. at Second St. John Baptist Church, 242 Avondale Garden Road, Marrero. Burial will be in Restlawn Park. D.W. Rhodes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Geraldine Blair Quillen Clements, a homemaker, died Tuesday at Northshore Living Center in Slidell. She was 82. Mrs. Clements was born in Ice, Ky., and lived in Neon, Ky., for many years and in Slidell for the past 20 years. She was a member of First Church of God in Slidell. Survivors include a son, John Victor Quillen Jr.; two daughters, Nina Fay Q. Collins of Violet and Nelda Gay Quillen; a brother, Glen Howard Blair of Michigan; 13 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren. A funeral will be held today at 8 p.m. at Honaker Funeral Home, 1751 Gause Blvd. West, Slidell. Visitation will begin at 7 p.m.

Herman Colly Sr., a retired St. Charles Grain Elevator em ployee, died Monday at St. Charles Parish Hospital in Luling. He was 72. Mr. Colly was a lifelong resident of Luling. Survivors include three sons, Michael, Kimbal and Herman Colly Jr.; a daughter, Erith Colly Raymond; four brothers, Vance, Hewitt, James and Hershel Colly; two sisters, Florence Lewis and Esther Holten; 10 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. A funeral will be held today at 11 a.m. at Mount Airy Baptist Church in Boutte. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Burial will be in Holy Rosary Cemetery in Taft. Robottom Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Dr. Howard Joseph Francois, an internist and cardiologist, died Nov. 4 of a heart attack at Baptist Hospital in Nashville, Tenn. He was 72. Dr. Francois was born in Port Arthur, Texas, and lived in Nashville for many years. He graduated from Lincoln High School in Port Arthur, Tennessee A&I University and Meharry Medical College in Nashville. He did research in cardiology, taught, had a private practice and was on the staff at Matthew Walker Health Center. He later was active in the Forensic Division of the Tennessee Mental Health and Mental Retardation Department. He was a Marine Corps veteran of the Korean War and a parishioner of St. Ignatius Catholic Church in Antioch, Tenn. Survivors include his wife, Doris J. Wright-Francois, formerly of New Orleans; a son, Renard Francois of New York City; a brother; Delcom Francois of Port Arthur; and two sisters, Alice Walker and Hattie Oville, both of Port Arthur. A Mass will be said today at 11 a.m. at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, 8321 Burthe St. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Burial will be in Lake Lawn Cemetery. Gaskin-Tilly Mortuary is in charge of local arrangements.

Isiah Hulbert, a retired truck driver and mechanic, died Friday of complications from Alzheimer's disease at Pendleton Memorial Methodist Hospital. He was 85. Mr. Hulbert was born in St. Francisville and lived in New Orleans for the past 65 years. He attended Rosenwald School in West Feliciana Parish. He was a member of the King George Masons. Survivors include his companion, Mildred Jones; a son, Isiah Hulbert Jr.; a sister, Evelyn H. Taylor; and two stepgrandchildren. A funeral will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at Union Bethel A.M.E. Church, 2321 Thalia St. Visitation will be Friday from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Burial will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery. Louisiana Undertaking Co. is in charge of arrangements.

Abraham Saul Leach Sr., a retired laborer, died Sunday at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center. He was 82. Mr. Leach was born in St. Bernard Parish and lived in Chicago for many years and in New Orleans for the past nine years. He was an Army veteran and a member of Bibleway Missionary Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Leach of Chicago; a son, Abraham Leach Jr. of Chicago; a brother, Albert Leach of Violet; and a sister, Louise Leach Turner. A funeral will be held Friday at 10 a.m. at Bibleway Missionary Baptist Church, 3201 Orleans Ave. Visitation will begin Friday at 9 a.m. Burial will be in Merrick Cemetery in Violet. Cooper-Glapion Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Kenneth A. Marino Sr., owner of K.A.M. Mechanical Con tractors, died Tuesday of can cer at Ochsner Foundation Hos pital. He was 50. Mr. Marino was born in New Orleans and lived in Metairie for the past 28 years. Survivors include his wife, Donna T. Marino; four sons, Kevin, Kory, Kasey and Kenneth Marino Jr.; a daughter, Krissy Marino; his mother, Mildred Hill Marino; and a brother, Anthony Marino. A Mass will be said Friday at 12:30 p.m. at St. Christopher Catholic Church, 309 Manson Ave., Metairie. Visitation will be today after 6 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. to noon at Leitz-Eagan Funeral Home, 4747 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie. Burial will be in Garden of Memories.

Thomas Levi Matthews, a former employee of Offshore Navigation Inc. of Harahan, died Tuesday of congestive heart failure at Ocean Springs Hospital in Ocean Springs, Miss. He was 71. Mr. Matthews was born in Ridgeway, Va., and lived in Vancleave, Miss., for the past 20 years. He was a retired chief master sergeant in the Air Force and a veteran of the Korean War. Survivors include his wife, Cathy Matthews; six sons, Patrick Bourke Matthews of Houston, Thomas Michael Matthews of River Ridge, Andrew John Matthews of Leiden, Netherlands, Carl Kirksey of Westwego, David Kirksey of Gulfport, Miss., and Ronnie Romero of New Iberia; three daughters, Linda Jane Matthews of Covington, Diane Kirksey of Dallas and Angel Romero-Yoon; a sister, Nancy Matthews Barnes of Martinsville, Va.; 15 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. A funeral will be held today at 11 a.m. at Bradford-O'Keefe Funeral Home in Ocean Springs. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Gardens of Memory in Bay St. Louis, Miss.

Banard "Lalu" McCary Jr., a retired security guard for Southern Baptist Hos pital, died Sun day at Memorial Medical Center. He was 82. Mr. McCary was born in Burnside and lived in New Orleans. He was a member of New Genesis Baptist Church and the Superior Sportsman Club. Survivors include a son, Banard McCary III; three daughters, Edna Williams, Bonnie McCary-Mims and Diane Johnson; four stepdaughters, Ethel Hubert, Rosemary Franklin, Shirley Dozier and Jo Ann Hawthorne; a sister, Ella Gilyard; 23 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren. A wake will be held today at 8 p.m. at New Genesis Baptist Church, 3316 Second St. Dismissal will be Friday at 10 a.m. at the church. Burial will be in Green Street Cemetery. Calvin J. Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

William Monroe, a roofer, died Monday at Sunrise Woodland Village Health Care Center. He was 87. Mr. Monroe was born in Port Allen and lived in New Orleans. He was a member of Mount Salem Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Marion Porter Monroe; a daughter, Lorraine M. Horde; five stepsons, George and Gilbert Porter and Ray, Robert and Jonathan Ruffin; a stepdaughter, Pamela Haywood; his mother, Cloary Tymes Monroe; a sister, Verna Bourgeois; 22 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. A funeral will be held Friday at 10 a.m. at Mount Salem Baptist Church, 2415 Clara St. Visitation will begin Friday at 8 a.m. Burial will be in Holt Cemetery. Tharp-Sontheimer-Laudumiey Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Hildara "Tia" Monzon, a retired garment worker, died Tuesday of a stroke at Ochsner Foun dation Hospital. She was 78. Mrs. Monzon was born in Cuba and lived in New York City and Miami before moving to River Ridge four years ago. She was a member of the Harahan Senior Citizen Center and the International Ladies' Garment Workers Union and a parishioner of St. Rita Catholic Church. Survivors include a sister, Aida Garcia. A funeral will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd. Visitation will begin at 11 a.m. Burial will be in All Saints Mausoleum.

Gloria Cecile Ovalasiti, a re tired entertainer, died Saturday of cancer at St. Charles General Hospital. She was 73. Miss Ovalasiti was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. She was a former singer at the Blue Room of the Roosevelt Hotel under the stage name of Gloria Bellmont. Survivors include several cousins. A graveside service will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at St. Patrick Cemetery No.1, 143 City Park Ave. All Faiths Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Willie Mae James Palmer, a homemaker, died Nov. 5 at St. Charles General Hospital. She was 76. Mrs. Palmer was born in East Point and lived in New Orleans. Survivors include many nieces and nephews. A funeral will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at Gaskin-Tilly Mortuary, 1225 N. Rampart St. Visitation will begin Saturday at 8 a.m. Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Park.

Alice Hammel Savana, an accounting clerk, died Wednesday of heart failure at St. Tammany Parish Hospital. She was 67. Mrs. Savana was born in New Orleans and lived in Abita Springs for the past 10 years. She attended Metairie High School. Survivors include her husband, Wilmer F. Savana; a son, Rickey F. Savana; two daughters, Terry Dewenter and Robin Perilloux; a brother, Emile Hammel Jr.; and a sister, Muriel Bonnette. A Mass will be said today at noon at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Burial will be in Lake Lawn Park Cemetery.

Mary Duvigneaud Sentenn, a lawyer, died Monday of a heart attack at her home. She was 51. Mrs. Sentenn was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. She graduated from St. Mary's Dominican High School, St. Mary's Dominican College and Loyola University Law School. She was a member of Theta Pi sorority in college. She taught math for 10 years in New Orleans public and private schools, including Jesuit High School. She was admitted to the bar in 1983 and worked for the law firms of Marsha J. Hopper and later Stephen Bernstein. She was a former clerk for the state 4th Circuit Court of Appeal and U.S. District Court. She was a member of the Louisiana and American bar associations and a fellow of the Institute of Politics. Survivors include her husband, Walter L. Sentenn Jr.; two daughters, Margaret and Janet Sentenn; and two sisters, Shirley D. Bowler of Harahan and Ann D. Patterson of Baton Rouge. A Mass will be said Friday at 1:30 p.m. at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, 4600 Canal St. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. at Jacob Schoen & Son Funeral Home, 3827 Canal St. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery.

Herley "Joe" Thibodeaux, a sheet metal fitter for Avondale Shipyards, died Tuesday of pneumonia at Meadowcrest Hospital in Gretna. He was 65. Mr. Thibodeaux was born in Labadieville and lived in Bridge City. Survivors include two sons, Rodney and Randy Thibodeaux; two daughters, Debra Deleney and Pamela Short; three brothers; four sisters; and nine grandchildren. A Mass will be said today at 11 a.m. at Westside Funeral Home, 5101 West Bank Expressway, Marrero. Burial will be in Restlawn Park.

Roselia Collins Thomas, a do mestic worker, died Nov. 3 of heart failure at West Jefferson Medical Center. She was 94. Ms. Thomas was born in St. James Parish and lived in Harvey for the past 46 years. Survivors include a daughter, Marion Thomas; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. A funeral will be held today at 8 p.m. at Mount Olive Baptist Church, 1314 Pailet Ave., Harvey. Dismissal will be Friday at 10 a.m. at the church. Burial will be in Restlawn Park. Richardson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Amelia Wickliffe, a retired homemaker, died Friday at Memorial Medical Center. She was 98. Mrs. Wickliffe was born in Goudeau and lived in Bunkie for many years and in New Orleans for the past eight years. She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church. She is survived by a son, Guy Wickliffe of Seattle. A Mass will be said Friday at 9 a.m. at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, 8321 Burthe St. Burial will be in St. Charles Catholic Cemetery in Goudeau. Bunkie Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Donald J. Wigginton Sr., a truck driver, died Saturday of pneumonia at the Veterans Af fairs Medical Center. He was 51. Mr. Wiggin ton was born in New Orleans and lived in St. Bernard Parish for the past 11 years. He was a Navy veteran of the Vietnam War. Survivors include three sons, Donald Jr., Wilfert and Randy Wigginton Sr.; a daughter, Karen W. Bouffanie; a brother, John Patrick Wigginton; and four grandchildren. A memorial Mass will be said today at 5 p.m. at Our Lady of Prompt Succor Catholic Church, 2320 Paris Road, Chalmette. Burial will be private. St. Bernard Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Darold J. Zalenski, a self-employed engineer, died Tuesday of undetermined causes at NorthShore Regional Medical Center. He was 52. Mr. Zalenski was born in Saco, Maine, and lived in Slidell for the past four years. He was a member of the Lakewood Congregation Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses. Survivors include his wife, Charlotte L. Zalenski; a son, Douglas J. Zalenski; a daughter, Deana L. O'Brien; a brother, David A. Zalenski of Dothan, Ala.; and two grandchildren. A memorial service will be held Friday at 7 p.m. at the Lakewood Congregation Kingdom Hall, 1475 Fremaux Ave., Slidell. Honaker Funeral Home in Slidell is in charge of arrangements.

Nov. 13, 1998

Ruth Savoy Abbott, a homemaker, died Tuesday of heart failure at her home. She was 74. Mrs. Abbott was born in White Castle and lived in New Orleans for 34 years before moving to Boutte a year ago. Survivors include a son, David Michael Abbott; a daughter, Elizabeth Abbott Madere; three brothers, Roy, Earl and Goldman Savoy; two sisters, Katherine Savoy Timmons and Mabel Clulee; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. A Mass will be said Saturday at 9 a.m. at Mothe Funeral Home, 7040 Lapalco Blvd., Marrero. Visitation will be today from 6 to 10 p.m. Burial will be in Westlawn Memorial Park. 

Amanda Flowers Babin, a homemaker, died Monday of a stroke at Charity Hospital. She was 61. Mrs. Flowers was born in White Castle and lived in New Orleans for many years. She was a member of New Tree of Life Baptist Church. Survivors include four sons, Lawrence Babin of Kuwait and Lloyd, Wayne and Louis J. Babin Jr.; two daughters, JoAnn Miles of White Castle and Dianna Babin of Los Angeles; a brother, Joseph Flowers of Los Angeles; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. A wake will be held today at 8 p.m. at New Tree of Life Baptist Church, 3140 Erato St. A funeral will be held Saturday at noon at the church. Burial will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery. Murray Henderson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 

Albert J. "Red" Bellande Jr., a retired New Orleans police officer, died Tuesday at his home. He was 79. Mr. Bellande was born in New Orleans and lived in Beaumont, Texas. Survivors include two daughters, Valerie Turner of Azel, Texas, and Sandra B. Waits; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. A funeral will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at Forest Lawn Funeral Home in Beaumont. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. 

James T. Briggs, a retired courtesy car driver for Sewell Cadil lac, died Nov. 5 of pancreatic cancer at his home. He was 66. Mr. Briggs was born in Bay Springs, Miss., and lived in New Orleans for many years. Survivors include his wife, Mary E. Briggs; a son, Jerry Briggs; two daughters, Mary F. and Dale Briggs; three brothers, Johnny and Judge Love Jr., both of Laurel, Miss., and Clifton E. Harrison of Sacramento, Calif.; two sisters, Mildred Davis and Mattie Ulmer; and nine grandchildren. A funeral will be held today at 2 p.m. at Mount Jordan Methodist Church in Rose Hill, Miss. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Bay Springs Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 

Louis Brown Jr., a laborer, died Wednesday of heart failure at University Hospital. He was 80. Mr. Brown was born in Lake Providence and lived in New Orleans for the past 50 years. Survivors include three daughters, Claudia Fields, Shelia Coleman and Lavenia McKnight; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at Majestic Mortuary, 1833 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd. 

Marshall George "Martee" Charbonnet, a retired operator for Chevron Chemical's Oak Point Plant in Belle Chasse, died Tuesday of cancer at West Jefferson Medical Center. He was 74. Mr. Charbonnet was a lifelong resident of Gretna. He was an Army veteran of World War II and a past president of the Gretna Sportsman Club. Survivors include a son, Marshall George Charbonnet Jr.; four daughters, Barbara Tague, Marsha Smith, Melinda Guidroz and Mary Jane Sanchez; a sister, Adele Whittington; 11 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. A Mass will be said today at 1 p.m. at Mothe Funeral Home, 2100 West Bank Expressway, Harvey. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Burial will be in Westlawn Memorial Park. 

Marcos Conner, a hotel worker, died Nov. 6 of pneumonia at Charity Hos pital. He was 28. Mr. Conner was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. He attended a vocational-technical school. He is survived by his mother, Colixta Conner. Services were private. Littlejohn's Funeral Home handled arrangements. 

Valery Armas Ducote Sr., a retired exterminator, died Thursday of cancer at his home. He was 77. Mr. DuCottonport and lived in Jefferson Parish for the past 50 years, including the past 17 years in Harahan. He was a member of a Civilian Conservation Corps camp in the 1930s. Survivors include his wife, Theresa Trosclair Ducote; a son, Valery A. Ducote Jr.; two daughters, Gail A. Ducote and Janell D. Graft; four sisters, Yvonne Nash, Odessa Juneau, Denise Ducote and Anna Armond; five grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. A graveside service will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Lake Lawn Park Cemetery, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd. Visitation will be today from 6 to 10 p.m. and Saturday from 9 to 11 a.m. at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home at the same address. 

Shirley T. Emelle, a homemaker, died Nov. 6 of congestive heart failure at her home. She was 63. Ms. Emelle was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. She was a parishioner of Holy Ghost Catholic Church. Survivors include a son, Richard Simmons Jr.; two daughters, Collette E. Francisco of Kodiak, Alaska, and Paulette E. Lonzo of Eagan, Minn.; two brothers, Anthony and Robert Emelle; two sisters, Geraldine E. Bazley of Los Angeles and Audrey E. Raymond; and four grandchildren. A Mass will be said Saturday at 10 a.m. at Holy Ghost Catholic Church, 2015 Louisiana Ave. Visitation will begin Saturday at 9 a.m., with recitation of the rosary at 9:30 a.m. Burial will be in St. Vincent de Paul Cemetery No.2. Dorothy Lawless Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. 

Theresa Bell Gordon, a homemaker, died Wednesday of kidney disease at Lakeland Medical Center. She was 53. Mrs. Gordon was born in Albuquerque, N.M., and had lived in New Orleans for the past three years. Survivors include her husband, Oscar Gordon Jr.; two sons, Oscar E. and Earl Lee Gordon; two daughters, Valerie and Lenora Fay Gordon; and 12 grandchildren. A funeral will be held Saturday at noon at Macedonia Church of God in Christ, 3015 Louisa St. Visitation will begin at 10:30 a.m. Burial will be in Providence Memorial Park. Tharp-Sontheimer-Laudumiey Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 

Herman Gray, an employee of the Winn-Dixie warehouse in Jefferson, died Sunday of lung cancer at Robert Farley House. He was 56. Mr. Gray was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. Survivors include his wife, Bernice Curley-Gray; two daughters, Guillarne Marie and Courtney Michele Gray; eight brothers, Clarence Joseph, Wallace Johnson, Peter Gray, and Calvin, Alvin, Royal, Edward and Charles Brown; and two sisters, Patsy Warner and Rosemary Beathley. A funeral will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at Dorothy Lawless Mortuary, 3825 Washington Ave. Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Park. 

Junius Hatcher, a retired longshoreman for United Fruit Co., died Saturday at his home. He was 80. Mr. Hatcher was born in Oak Grove and lived in New Orleans for the past 70 years. He was an usher at Mount Zion Lutheran Church and a member of the LLL Men's Club and International Longshoremen's Association Local No. 3000. Survivors include his wife, Betty N. Hatcher. A funeral will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at Mount Zion Lutheran Church, 1401 Simon Bolivar Ave. Visitation will begin Saturday at 8 a.m. Burial will be in Providence Memorial Park. D.W. Rhodes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 

Sadie Newman Hogan, a retired seamstress, died Monday at Vencor Hospital. She was 80. Mrs. Hogan was born in Chamberlin and lived in New Orleans for the past 70 years. She was a member of the Willing Workers Club of Mount Zion Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, Edward Hogan Sr.; a son, the Rev.Edward Hogan Jr.; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. A funeral will be held today at 8 p.m. at Mount Zion Baptist Church, 2200 Dumaine Street. Visitation will begin at 5 p.m. Dismissal will be Saturday at 10 a.m. at the church. Burial will be in Providence Memorial Park. Gaskin-Tilly Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. 

John Matthew "Jay" Jalanivich Jr., owner of Jay Realty in Ocean Springs, Miss., died Wednesday at Ochsner Foundation Hospital. He was 82. Mr. Jalanivich was born in New Orleans and lived in Biloxi, Miss., and Memphis, Tenn., before moving to Ocean Springs. He was an evangelist for the Assembly of God. Survivors include his wife, Hilda Weems Jalanivich; two daughters, Joanne Jalanivich Gilmore of Memphis and Joan Jalanivich Jones; two brothers, Bill and Dewey Jalanivich; three sisters, Aline McGraw, Gertrude Medlock and Dorothy Sells; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. A funeral will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Bradford-O'Keefe Funeral Home in Ocean Springs. Visitation will be today from 6 to 9 p.m. Burial will be in Southern Memorial Park in Biloxi. 

Joyce Casey Mackey, a retired seamstress, died Monday of undetermined causes at her home. She was 70. Mrs. Mackey was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. She attended Gaudet High School. She worked for Deansgate Inc., a men's clothing manufacturer. She was a member of Elks Local No.427. Survivors include her husband, Ralph Mackey; a son, Kevin Pierre; a daughter, Elmira Hamilton; and a grandchild. A funeral will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at Pentecost Baptist Church, 1510 Harrison Ave. Visitation will begin at 8 a.m. Burial will be in Metairie Cemetery. Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 

Shirley Summers Morgan, a former restaurant and lounge operator, died Sun day of cancer at her home. She was 61. Mrs. Morgan was born in McCall and lived in New Orleans for the past 40 years. Survivors include two sons, Gregory and John O. Summers; two daughters, Charlene and Elaine Morgan; three brothers, Lionel Ricardo, Bernard Simms and Lawrence Troth; a sister, Irma Ricardo; 15 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. A funeral will be held today at 10 a.m. at Household of Faith, 630 Jackson Ave. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Burial will be in Restlawn Park. Magee Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 

Annetta Estelle Parson O'Flarity, a medical office manager and secretary, died Thursday of cancer at Memorial Medical Center. She was 65. Mrs. O'Flarity was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. She attended Eleanor McMain High School. She worked for Dr. George Barnes for 25 years. She also was a secretary at the St. Gabriel Catholic Church rectory. Survivors include her husband, Patrick L. O'Flarity; a son, Timothy O'Flarity; three daughters, Margaret O'Flarity, Susan Delahoussaye and Mary Currera; 11 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. A funeral will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at All Faiths Funeral Home, 5200 Canal Blvd. Visitation will begin Saturday at 9 a.m. Burial will be in Lake Lawn Park Cemetery. 

Rudolph J. Schmidt Sr., a retired employee of Shell Oil Co., died Thursday at Chateau de Notre Dame nursing home. He was 87. Mr. Schmidt was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. He graduated from Riverside Military Academy. He was a member of the New Orleans Athletic Club swimming team and a Southern Amateur Athletic Union champion diver and swimmer. He was a past grand knight of Gentilly Council No.2925 of the Knights of Columbus. Survivors include a son, Rudy Schmidt Jr.; a brother, Earl "Apple" Schmidt; and a grandchild. A Mass will be said Saturday at 11 a.m. at Tharp-Sontheimer-Laudumiey Funeral Home, 5001 Chef Menteur Highway. Visitation will begin Saturday at 9:30 a.m. Burial will be in St. Roch Cemetery No.2. 

Melvin Sherman, a leather craftsman, died Monday of liver disease at University Hospital. He was 43. Mr. Sherman was born in New Orleans and lived in Violet. Survivors include a son, Melvin Onidas; two daughters, Shawanda Carter and Mindy Onidas; his father, Joseph Barthlemy; his stepfather, Edmond Johnson; his stepmother, Doris Barthlemy; four brothers, Calvin Sherman, Ernest and Samuel Johnson and Bobby Barthlemy; and five sisters, Shelia Sherman, Marie Johnson, Varel Barthlemy, Lanetta Smith and Debra Johnson. A funeral will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Bethlehem Baptist Church, 111 Bethlehem Lane, Dalcour. Visitation will be today from 5 to 7 p.m. at Davis & Davis Funeral Home, 9200 Interstate 10 Service Road. Burial will be in Promiseland Cemetery in Dalcour. 

Nathan J. Stein, an outfitter for Halter Marine, died Tuesday of heart failure at Pendleton Memorial Methodist Hospital. He was 37. Mr. Stein was a lifelong resident of Marrero. Survivors include his companion, Linda Aucoin; a son, Michael James Stein; a daughter, Rachel Marie Stein; a stepson, Brent Aucoin; his mother, Gloria Ockmond Stein; and a sister, Susan S. Flettrich. A funeral will be held today at 1 p.m. at Westside Funeral Home, 5101 West Bank Expressway, Marrero. Burial will be private. 

Ira Payne Taylor, a retired manager for Caterpillar Tractor Co., died Wednesday of a stroke at Memorial Medical Center. He was 81. Mr. Taylor was born in Aberdeen, Miss., and lived in Metairie for the past 27 years. He worked for Caterpillar for 41 years. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. He was a member of Memorial Baptist Church and a past president of the South Shreveport Rotary Club and the Elmwood Industrial Association. Survivors include his wife, Sarah Taylor; a son, Charles Winston Taylor; a daughter, Ann Taylor Anderson; three stepsons, Tim, David and Stephen Woodard; two stepdaughters, Nancy Werner and Jane Robson; two brothers, Walton G. Taylor of Kenosha, Wis., and William Edward Taylor of Aberdeen; and two grandchildren. A funeral will be held today at 1 p.m. at Leitz-Eagan Funeral Home, 4747 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie. Visitation will begin at noon. Burial will be in Garden of Memories. 

James Tibbs, a welder, died Monday of heart failure at University Hospital. He was 56. Mr. Tibbs was born in New Roads and lived in New Orleans for the past 35 years. Survivors include a son, Justin A. Tibbs; a daughter, Patrice Tibbs Shropshire; six brothers, Nelson Jr., Joseph, Lynn Burg, Lynn, Hilton and Johnny Tibbs Sr.; five sisters, Doris Irene Tibbs Proctor, Rozenia Tibbs, Edna Tibbs Valdry, Albertha Tibbs Cowart and Gwendolyn Tibbs Hutchinson; and two grandchildren. A funeral will be held Saturday at 9:30 a.m. at Magee Funeral Home, 2141 Washington Ave. Visitation will begin Saturday at 8:30 a.m. Burial will be in Restlawn Park. 

Alberta "Ms. Bee" Crudup Wilson, a retired horticulturist for Farley's Nursery, died Saturday at Tulane University Medical Center. She was 97. Ms. Wilson was born in Palmetta, Ark., and lived in New Orleans for many years. Survivors include a son, Ben James Johnson; two grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. A funeral will be held Saturday at 9:30 a.m. at Gertrude Geddes Willis Funeral Home, 1610 Lapeyrouse St. Visitation will begin Saturday at 8 a.m. Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Park.


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