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March 12, 1998

Jo Ann Bergeron
Jo Ann Bergeron, a retired secretary to the president of the Police Association of New Orleans, died Tuesday of cancer at University Hospital. She was 54. Mrs. Bergeron was born in New Orleans and lived in Metairie. Survivors include a daughter, Angelle B. Relle; and a sister, Peggy Provenzano. A prayer service will be held today at noon at Tharp-Sontheimer-Tharp Funeral Home, 1600 N. Causeway Blvd., Metairie, followed by a Mass at 12:30 p.m. at St. Ann Catholic Church, 4920 Loveland St., Metairie. Visitation will begin at 9:30 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Hope Mausoleum. 

Ivory ``Scorch'' Berry Jr.
Ivory ``Scorch'' Berry Jr., a barber, died Monday of undetermined causes at JoEllen Smith Medical Center. He was 36. Mr. Berry was born in New Orleans and lived in Algiers. He attended L.B. Landry High School and Katie's School of Barbering. He was a member of the Nazarene Benevolent Association. Survivors include his father, Ivory Berry Sr.; a brother, Terrance Butler; three sisters, Sanedra Faye, Danna Lynn and Yvette Berry; and his grandmother, Harriet Santiago Steward. A funeral will be held Saturday at noon at Second Baptist Church, 2836 Sullen Place, Algiers. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Burial will be in Nazarene Cemetery. Murray Henderson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Joy Ann Cochran Blanchard
Joy Ann Cochran Blanchard, a partner and saleswoman for Blanchard Distributors, died Tuesday of complications from diabetes at East Jefferson General Hospital. She was 64. Mrs. Blanchard was born in Hammond and lived in Kenner for the past 38 years. She was a member of Williams Boulevard Baptist Church and the Metairie Art Guild. Survivors include her husband, Frederick Blanchard; a daughter, Kim B. Hebert; her mother, Rubye Avera Cochran; two brothers, Richard R. and Ronnie A. Cochran; and a grandchild. A funeral will be held today at 11 a.m. at L.A. Muhleisen & Son Funeral Home, 2607 Williams Blvd., Kenner. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Burial will be in St. Louis Cemetery No. 3.

Lawrence Breaud Sr.
Lawrence Breaud Sr., a retired technician for Goodyear Tire Co., died Monday at his home. He was 83. Mr. Breaud was born in Lutcher and lived in New Orleans for the past 56 years. He was an Army veteran of World War II and received a campaign medal with a bronze star, the Good Conduct Medal and the World War II Victory Medal. Survivors include his wife, Adele Parent Breaud; three sons, Charles, Cedric H. and Lawrence Breaud Jr.; a daughter, Anita B. Thompson; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. A Mass will be said Friday at 10 a.m. at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, 6268 Chef Menteur Highway. Visitation will begin at 8 a.m. Burial will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery. D.W. Rhodes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Roosevelt ``Son'' Dillon
Roosevelt ``Son'' Dillon, a retired construction worker for Kelley Truet Co., died March 5 of cancer at his home. He was 65. Mr. Dillon was born in Franklinton and lived in New Orleans for the past 40 years. Survivors include his wife, Lucille Dillon; seven daughters, Dorothy, Velda, Denise, Lynette, Joyce and Anita Dillon and Tammie Booth; four brothers, Jesse, Elbert, Louis T. and Alton Dillon; six sisters, Rosia Lee Grant, Evelyn Joyner, Jessie Dillon, Odeal Warner, Elise Starworth and Maeola Wilson; 20 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. A funeral will be held Friday at 1 p.m. at Bethel Church of Christ Holiness, 42592 Bethel Road, Franklinton. Burial will be in Hayes Chapel Cemetery. Crain & Son Funeral Home in Franklinton is in charge of arrangements.

Edgar Oscar Duncan
Edgar Oscar Duncan, a retired sea captain, died March 5 of a stroke at Jefferson Healthcare Center. He was 73. Capt. Duncan was born in Guyana and lived in New Orleans for many years. He worked for Belle Chasse Shipping. He also was a minister in the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Survivors include his wife, Millicent Duncan; three daughters, Ann Marie and Vanessa Duncan and JoAnne Jeffrey; three brothers, Oswald, Vibert and Dennis Marcus; four sisters, Hernestine Hercules, Agnes Garraway, Eloise Barnes and Winnifred Marcus; and a grandchild. A funeral will be held Friday at noon at Dorothy Lawless Mortuary, 3825 Washington Ave. Visitation will begin at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Providence Memorial Park.

Albert E. Green Sr.
Albert E. Green Sr., a truck driver and parking attendant, died Friday of cancer at his home. He was 70. Mr. Green was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. He was an Army veteran. Survivors include his wife, Leah Cordova Green; five sons, Harold, Donald, Aaron and Albert E. Green Jr. and Ronald Matthews; three daughters, Julie Batiste, Stephanie Payne and Shelia Green; two brothers, Melvin and Waldon Green Sr.; four sisters, Marion Gayles, Sylvia Green, Julia Martinez and Barbara Boldman; and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. A Mass will be said Friday at noon at St. Peter Claver Catholic Church, 1923 St. Philip St. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery. Charbonnet-Labat Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Myrtle Halsall Grisaffi
Myrtle Halsall Grisaffi, a retired mailroom supervisor for Pan American Life Insurance Co., died Monday of congestive heart failure at Touro Infirmary. She was 83. Mrs. Grisaffi was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. She worked for Pan American for more than 25 years. She was a parishioner of St. Raphael Catholic Church. Survivors include a daughter, Joan G. Fleetwood; two sisters, May Ellen H. Matherne and Shirley H. LaFaye; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. A Mass will be said today at 1:30 p.m. at All Faiths Funeral Home, 5200 Canal Blvd. Visitation will begin at 9:30 a.m. Burial will be in St. Roch Cemetery No. 2.

Manuel L. Haynes Jr.
Manuel L. Haynes Jr., a former night auditor for the Travelodge Hotel New Orleans Westbank, died Sunday of heart failure at Project Lazarus. He was 33. Mr. Haynes was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. He was a graduate of McMain Magnet High School and received a pharmacy degree from Louisiana State University. He also had worked for the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in St. Louis. Survivors include his father, Manuel Haynes Sr.; his mother, Claudia Haynes of Avondale; a brother, Delvin Haynes; and three sisters, Sharon Haynes of St. Louis and Pamela and Tammy Haynes. A memorial service will be held today at 11 a.m. at Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church, 1419 Fourth St., Westwego. D.W. Rhodes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Booker T. James
Booker T. James, a truck driver, died March 4 of heart failure at his home. He was 74. Mr. James was born in Natchez, Miss., and lived in New Orleans for the past 50 years. He was an Army veteran. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy T. James; two daughters, Katie and Veronica James; his stepfather, Hubert Horn; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. A funeral will be held today at 7 p.m. at New Hope Baptist Church, 1807 La Salle St. Dismissal will be Friday at 10 a.m. at the church. Burial will be in Providence Memorial Park. Majestic Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

James E. King
James E. King, a retired Air Force medic and longshoreman, died Monday of undetermined causes at Ferncrest Manor Nursing Home. He was 70. Mr. King was born in Ponchatoula and lived in New Orleans for the past 25 years. He was a staff sergeant in the Air Force and was awarded the Good Conduct Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal and Outstanding Unit Award. Survivors include his wife, Secious Russell King; a stepson, Johnie Mathews Jr.; a brother, Walter King; and two grandchildren. A funeral will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at James Chapel Baptist Church, 4228 Thalia St. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Burial will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery. Gaskin-Tilly Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

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 the American Manufacturing Corp. and Deansgate Manufacturing Co. Survivors include a son, Joseph U. Larkins; and three sisters, 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.

Desford George Lighty
Desford George Lighty, a retired Army officer and employee of Martin Marietta Manned Space Systems, died Tuesday of heart failure at NorthShore Regional Medical Center. He was 77. Mr. Lighty was born in Estherville, Iowa, and lived in Slidell for the past 24 years. He spent 20 years in the Army, including service as a lieutenant during World War II. He worked for Martin Marietta for 21 years. He was a member of Nevada Lodge No. 4, AF&AM, in Nevadaville, Colo., and the Scottish Rite Consistery in New Orleans. He is survived by his wife, Roxie Jacobs Lighty. A funeral will be held Friday at 4 p.m. at Honaker Funeral Home, 1751 Gause Blvd. West, Slidell. Visitation will begin at 3:30 p.m. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery. 

Lena Sortino Lopez
Lena Sortino Lopez, a retired nursing supervisor at Charity Hospital, died Sunday at Doctors Hospital of Jefferson. She was 95. Mrs. Lopez was born in New Orleans and lived in Metairie for the past 40 years. She was a nursing supervisor at Charity for 20 years. She was a parishioner of St. Edward the Confessor Catholic Church and a member of the St. Edward Hilltoppers and the St. Lucy Society. She was a volunteer worker at many St. Joseph altars. Survivors include a son, Joseph M. Lopez Jr.; 12 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. A funeral will be held today at 10:30 a.m. at Lamana-Panno-Fallo Funeral Home, 1717 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, followed by a Mass at 11 a.m. at St. Edward the Confessor Catholic Church, 4921 West Metairie Ave. Burial will be in All Saints Mausoleum at Metairie Cemetery.

Chris Louis Maire
Chris Louis Maire, a self-employed carpenter, died Friday of lung disease at Pendleton Memorial Methodist Hospital. He was 64. Mr. Maire was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. He was a parishioner of Epiphany Catholic Church. Survivors include six brothers, Ferdinand, Lionel, Raymond, Lawrence, Clarence and Manuel Maire Jr.; two sisters, Margurite Williams and Mercedes LeBlanc; and a stepsister, Salida Ernisto. A Mass will be said Friday at 10 a.m. at Epiphany Catholic Church, 1949 Duels St. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Park. Boissiere-Labat Family Funeral Services is in charge of arrangements.

Gloria A. Moran
Gloria A. Moran, a former bookkeeper for the New Orleans Port of Embarkation, died Wednesday of pulmonary fibrosis at NorthShore Regional Medical Center in Slidell. She was 67. Mrs. Moran was born in the Bronx, N.Y., and lived in Arabi for 30 years and in Lacombe for the past 10 years. She was a member of the Lady Elks of Slidell Lodge No. 2321, the Bayou State Elks, the Friends International Camping Club and the Good Sams Camping Club. Survivors include her husband, Roy A. Moran Jr.; a son, Roy A. Moran III of Mississippi; two daughters, Mallary M. Collins of Idaho and Brenda M. Lemoine of Louisiana; a brother, Stuart Goldman of New York; two sisters, Charlotte Israelton and Susan Atonsay, both of New York; and four grandchildren. A funeral will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at Honaker Funeral Home, 1751 Gause Blvd. West, Slidell. Visitation will begin at noon. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery.

Albert S. Newman
Albert S. Newman, a retired employee of Gulf Engineering and the New Orleans Sewerage & Water Board, died Wednesday at Slidell Guest House. He was 75. Mr. Newman was born in New Orleans and lived in Slidell for the past 23 years. He was a Navy veteran and a member of American Legion Post 374 and Masonic Temple Osiris-Trowel-Fidelity Order No. 300. Survivors include his wife, Leona May Gerdes Newman; two daughters, Geraldine Newman Ragan and Cecilia N. Zuviceh Hoelzel; seven grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and three stepgreat-grandchildren. A funeral will be held Friday at 1 p.m. at Schoen Funeral Home of Slidell, 3808 Pontchartrain Drive. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Burial will be in St. Roch Cemetery No. 1.

Barbara A. Smith
Barbara A. Smith, a homemaker, died Sunday of heart failure at St. Charles General Hospital. She was 45. Ms. Smith was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. Survivors include a son, Anthony E. Smith; a daughter, Terry A. Smith; and six grandchildren. A funeral will be held Friday at 10 a.m. at St. James Methodist Church of Louisiana, 1925 Ursulines Ave. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Park. Littlejohn's Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Donald Joseph Smith
Donald Joseph Smith, a retired supervisor for GATX Terminals Corp., died Saturday of complications from diabetes at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center. He was 62. Mr. Smith was born in New Orleans and lived in Norco for the past 27 years. He also was a deputy sheriff in St. Charles Parish, where he earned three bronze stars. He was an Army veteran and received the Purple Heart, three Bronze Stars and a Good Conduct Medal. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Survivors include his wife, Simone Smith; five sons, Donald Smith of Baton Rouge, Troy Smith of Houston, Arnold and Christope Smith of Dallas and Tracy Smith of Waco, Texas; a daughter, Towanna Smith of Killeen, Texas; his mother, Oletta Smith of Indianapolis; a sister, Eloise Goldman of Indianapolis; and eight grandchildren. A funeral will be held Friday at 1 p.m. at Richardson Funeral Home, 11112 Jefferson Highway, River Ridge. Visitation will be today at 7 p.m. Burial will be in St. Charles Borromeo Cemetery in Destrehan.

Wilton K. Tankersley
Wilton K. Tankersley, a retired master plumber, died Wednesday of a heart attack at Hancock Medical Center in Bay St. Louis, Miss. He was 58. Mr. Tankersley was born in New Orleans and lived in Bay St. Louis for the past 16 years. He was a member of Shoreline Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Debbie H. Tankersley; four sons, Michael Gaude of LaPlace, Patrick Herrington of Dallas, James Gaude and Stanley Tankersley; two daughters, Sherrie St. Germain of Chalmette and Lois Tankersley of Madisonville; a brother, John Tankersley Jr.; and 15 grandchildren. A funeral will be held today at 8 p.m. at Riemann Funeral Home in Bay St. Louis. Visitation will begin at 6 p.m. A graveside service will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at Biloxi National Cemetery in Biloxi, Miss.

Vincent J. Territo Sr.
Vincent J. Territo Sr., owner and manager of Bertucci's Restaurant in Harvey, died Tuesday of cancer at his home. He was 74. Mr. Territo was a lifelong resident of Harvey. He also was a Jefferson Parish school bus driver. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and was awarded the Bronze Star. He was a charter member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9034 and a member of Archbishop Blenk Council 1905 of the Knights of Columbus. Survivors include his wife, Marie Bertucci Territo; a son, Vincent J. Territo Jr.; a daughter, Christine Martin; four brothers, Jake K., Rosolino ``Dinah,'' Peter and Paul Territo; four sisters, Conchetta Gendusa, Rose Gisclair, Genevieve Gautreau and Josephine Territo; and three grandchildren. A Mass will be said Friday at 10:30 a.m. at St. Rosalie Catholic Church, Second Avenue and Sixth Street, Harvey. Burial will be in Westlawn Memorial Park. Mothe Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Shedrick Earl Victoran Sr.
Shedrick Earl Victoran Sr., a retired laborer for Tobrats Construction Co., died Tuesday of a heart attack at his home. He was 87. Mr. Victoran was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. He was a member of Grace United Methodist Church and Richmond Lodge I of the Prince Hall Grand Masonic Lodge. Survivors include a son, Shedrick Earl Victoran Jr.; his stepfather, Joseph Young; three grandchildren; five stepgrandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. A funeral will be held Friday at 10 a.m. at Littlejohn's Funeral Home, 4311 S. Claiborne Ave. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Burial will be in Green Street Cemetery.

Leroy Victorian Sr.
Leroy Victorian Sr., a retired Louisiana corrections officer, died Saturday of heart failure at Columbia Lakeland Medical Center. He was 65. Mr. Victorian was born in New Roads and lived in New Orleans for the past 30 years. Survivors include his wife, Marie Lewis Victorian; a son, Lenniere Victorian; a daughter, Demetria Victorian; six brothers; and two sisters. Visitation will be today from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Charbonnet-Labat Funeral Home, 1615 St. Philip St. A Mass will be said Saturday at 10 a.m. at St. Augustine Catholic Church in New Roads. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Charlene ``Lene'' Young
Charlene ``Lene'' Young, a cashier, died Monday at Charity Hospital of a gunshot wound. She was 24. Miss Young was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. She attended Francis T. Nicholls High School. Survivors include a daughter, Shandranika Nicole Young; her parents, Anthony and Linda Hatcher; two brothers, Anthony and Lonnie Hatcher; a sister, Charlotte Hatcher; and her grandparents, Evelyn Young and Roy and Laura Hatcher. A funeral will be held Saturday at 9 a.m. at Gaskin-Tilly Mortuary, 1225 N. Rampart St. Visitation will be Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. Burial will be in Green Street Cemetery.

March 13, 1998

ZERACH HARRY BARRIERE
Zerach Harry Barriere died Saturday of undetermined causes at Tulane University Medical Center. He was 2 and lived in New Orleans. Survivors include his mother, Dana Barriere; his father, Tracey Clements; and his grandparents, Carol Barriere, Anderson Williams and Lillie Miller. A funeral will be held Saturday at 11:30 a.m. at New Macedonia Baptist Church, 8308 Sheldon St., Metairie. Visitation will begin Saturday at 10:30 a.m. Burial will be in Metairie Cemetery. Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

ANITA LORETTA CARMOUCHE BURKE BROWN
Anita Loretta Carmouche Burke Brown, a retired private duty nurse and probation officer for Orleans Parish Juvenile Court, died Wednesday at Memorial Medical Center. She was 75. Mrs. Brown was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. She was a graduate of St. Mary's Academy. Survivors include her husband, Rudolph Brown Sr.; a son, David L. Burke Sr.; a daughter, Patricia Burke Grimes of Fresno, Calif.; and a sister, Claire Carmouche of Kalamazoo, Mich. A Mass will be said today at 11 a.m. at St. Raymond Catholic Church, 3738 Paris Ave. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery. D.W. Rhodes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

JANICE MAE BROWN
Janice Mae Brown, a supervisor at New Orleans Adolescent Hospital, died Monday of cancer at her home. She was 54. Ms. Brown was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. Survivors include two sons, Kelvin M. Smart and Duane R. Parker, and three grandchildren. A Mass will be said Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at Incarnate Word Catholic Church, 8316 Apricot St. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Park. Gertrude Geddes Willis Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

MAGGIE ELAINE BURKE
Maggie Elaine Burke, a homemaker, died March 6 of a stroke at Meadowcrest Hospital. She was 50. Ms. Burke was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. She was a member of Second Pleasant New Zion Baptist Church. Survivors include a son, Jason Burke; a daughter, Hope Marie Daggs; a brother, Joseph Williams; two sisters, Marsha Diane Bovia and Sylvia Williams; and four grandchildren. A funeral will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at Second Pleasant New Zion Baptist Church, 3329 Fourth St. Visitation will begin Saturday at 8 a.m. Burial will be in Holt Cemetery. Littlejohn's Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

DANIEL COLLINS
Daniel Collins, a retired construction worker, died Saturday of cancer at his home. He was 75. Mr. Collins was born in Ventress and lived in New Orleans for the past 60 years. He was a member of Second St. John Baptist Church and the Laborers International Union of North America. He was an Army veteran. Survivors include three sons, Larry, Leonard and Curtis Collins; a daughter, Linda Collins Bourgeois; 12 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. A funeral will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Second St. John Baptist Church, 242 Avondale Garden Road, Avondale. Visitation will begin Saturday at 9 a.m. Burial will be in Restlawn Memorial Park. Majestic Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

LEOLA YOUNG DOAKES
Leola Young Doakes, retired supervisor of central supplies at Touro Infirmary, died Saturday of complications from Parkinson's disease at Vencor Hospital. She was 74. Mrs. Doakes was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. She was a member of the Ideal Baptist Association, Southern General Baptist Association and St. John Divine Missionary Baptist Church. Survivors include a daughter, Gwendolyn Taylor; three brothers, Robert and Morris Young and Andrew James; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. A funeral will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at St. John Divine Missionary Baptist Church, 1763 N. Derbigny St. Visitation will begin Saturday at 8 a.m. Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Park. Gertrude Geddes Willis Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

SHANDRIEKA A. FOX
Shandrieka A. Fox, a student at Southern University at New Orleans and a cashier at Save More Grocery, died Monday of a gunshot wound in the 800 block of North Claiborne Avenue. She was 21. Ms. Fox was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. She graduated from St. Mary's Academy, where she was president of the Student Council and a member of the basketball team. Survivors include her companion, Tarik McMaster; a son, Tarik Darnell McMaster; her mother, Elaine Johnson Fox; her father, Anthony C. Bernard; her adoptive father, Ivin Fox; five brothers, Anthony Maguire, Anthony Bernard Jr. and Larry, Tharon and Lance Roberts; and seven sisters, Karasia Faulk, Latoya Monette, Tamara and Takia Bernard and Shelia, Nicole and Domonique Roberts. A Mass will be said Saturday at 11:30 a.m. at St. Peter Claver Catholic Church, 1923 St. Philip St. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Park. Charbonnet-Labat Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

LENA JEANSONNE GASPARD
Lena Jeansonne Gaspard, a homemaker, died Tuesday at Ochsner Foundation Hospital. She was 92. Mrs. Gaspard was born in Marksville and lived in Metairie for the past 33 years. She was a parishioner of St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church. Survivors include a son, Alfred J. Gaspard; three daughters, Daphine G. Dufour, Mildred G. Arsenaux and Barbara Cook; a brother, Irvin Jeansonne; a sister, Ida Austin; 25 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. A funeral will be held today at 1 p.m. at Lamana-Panno-Fallo Funeral Home, 1717 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, followed by a Mass at 1:30 p.m. at St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church, 6425 West Metairie Ave. Burial will be in Garden of Memories.

REBECCA MARIE `MATTIE' ASHTON GOLDEN
Rebecca Marie ``Mattie'' Ashton Golden, a retired cafeteria cook at Springfield High School, died Saturday of cancer at her home. She was 62. Mrs. Golden was born in Maurepas and lived in Killian. She worked at Springfield High for 17 years. She was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church and its Deaconess Board and Mission Board. Survivors include two sons, the Rev. Melvin Golden Jr. of Hammond and Carl Golden; four daughters, Marilyn Golden Vaughn, Carolyn Golden Watson and Yvonne Golden, all of New Orleans, and Debra Golden Johnson; a sister, Helen Ashton Brooks; 17 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. A wake will be held today at 8 p.m. at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Killian. Visitation will begin at 6 p.m. A funeral will be held Saturday at noon at the church. Burial will be in the church cemetery. MJR Friendly Service Funeral Home in Denham Springs is in charge of arrangements.

ALBERT E. GREEN SR.
Albert E. Green Sr., a truck driver and parking attendant, died March 6 of cancer at his home. He was 70. Mr. Green was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. He was an Army veteran. Survivors include his wife, Leah Cordova Green; four sons, Harold, Donald, Aaron and Albert E. Green Jr.; three daughters, Julie Batiste, Stephanie Payne and Shelia Green; his foster mother, Edna Young ``Nanny'' LaLlande; two brothers, Melvin and Waldon Green Sr.; four sisters, Marion Gayles, Sylvia Green, Julia Martinez and Barbara Boldman; and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. A Mass will be said today at noon at St. Peter Claver Catholic Church, 1923 St. Philip St. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery. Charbonnet-Labat Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

OLA V. HARRIS
Ola V. Harris, a homemaker, died March 3 of a heart attack at Ochsner Foundation Hospital. She was 67. Ms. Harris was born in Marthaville and lived in New Orleans. Survivors include two sons, Lonnie R. Yarcy and Leon Harris; three daughters, Celeste Johnson and Renita and Bennie Ruth Harris; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. A funeral will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Marine Baptist Church, 3034 Andover St., Jefferson. Visitation will begin Saturday at 10 a.m. Burial will be in First Zion Cemetery. Dennis Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

YVONNE VON WOLF HENO
Yvonne Von Wolf Heno, retired proprietor of The Avenue Sandwich Shop, died Thursday of kidney failure at Doctors Hospital of Jefferson. She was 80. Mrs. Heno was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. She was a graduate of Joseph Kohn High School and a member of the First Trinity Ladies Guild. Survivors include three sons, David R., Howard S. and Harold J. Heno Jr.; two daughters, Harriett Heno Sanders and Dolores E. Heno; two sisters, Ethel Dermenstein and Alma Magorno; 11 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. A funeral will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at All Faiths Funeral Home, 5200 Canal Blvd. Visitation will be today from 6 to 9 p.m. and Saturday from 9 to 11 a.m. Burial will be in Metairie Cemetery.

FRANK HILL
Frank Hill, a laborer, died Sunday of cancer at his home. He was 73. Mr. Hill was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. Survivors include his wife, Cecile S. Hill; a son, Gerard Tyrone Hill; six daughters, Eve Brooks, Pamela Luke, Frankie Gardner, Chonia Taylor, Charlotte Lewis and Kathy Barker; a stepson, Gerald Cordier; a brother, Douglas Hill Sr.; a sister, Mary Hill Andrews; 17 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. A wake and funeral will be held today at 8 p.m. at New St. Matthew Baptist Church, 2041 Gordon St. Dismissal will be Saturday at 10 a.m. at the church. Burial will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery. D.W. Rhodes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

BRISCO JACKSON
Brisco Jackson, a truck driver and construction worker, died Monday of undetermined causes at Touro Infirmary. He was 40. Mr. Jackson was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. He graduated from Walter L. Cohen Senior High School. Survivors include his wife, Linda I. Daggs; a son, Brisco ``Palmer'' Jackson; his parents, Daniel and Ophelia A. Jackson; four brothers, Gregory, Emmett, Jaren and Frank Jackson; a sister, Yolland Jackson; a stepbrother, Daniel Seaberry; and a stepsister, Lucy Mae Seaberry. A funeral will be held Saturday at 9 a.m. at D.W. Rhodes Funeral Home, 3933 Washington Ave. Visitation will begin at 8 a.m. Burial will be in Providence Memorial Park.

NANCY T. JACKSON
Nancy T. Jackson, a homemaker, died March 5 of a heart attack at Charity Hospital. She was 61. Mrs. Jackson was born in Baton Rouge and lived in New Orleans for many years. She was a member of Tulane Memorial Baptist Church and its Deaconess Board. Survivors include her husband, Otis L. Jackson; three sons, Dwayne, Lorenzel and Otis Jackson Jr.; three daughters, Maudeva J.Hansford of Washington, D.C., Urseleen J. Stephens and Sheila Jackson; her mother, Irene Thomas of Baton Rouge; six brothers, Henry, Donald, Joseph, Matthew, Alfred and Alvin Thomas, all of Baton Rouge; two sisters, Gloris D. Thomas and Ruth M. Kemp, both of Baton Rouge; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. A funeral will be held Saturday at noon at Tulane Memorial Baptist Church, 3601 Paris Ave. Visitation will begin Saturday at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Providence Memorial Park. D.W. Rhodes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

JAMES E. KING
James E. King, a retired Air Force medic and longshoreman, died Monday of undetermined causes at Ferncrest Manor Nursing Home. He was 70. Mr. King was born in Ponchatoula and lived in New Orleans for the past 25 years. He was a staff sergeant in the Air Force and was awarded the Good Conduct Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal and Outstanding Unit Award. Survivors include his wife, Secious Russell King; a stepson, Johnie Mathews Jr.; a brother, Walter King; and two grandchildren. A funeral will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at James Chapel Baptist Church, 4228 Thalia St. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Burial will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery. Gaskin-Tilly Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

HATTIE KNOX
Hattie Knox, a homemaker, died March 6 of cancer at her home. She was 76. Ms. Knox was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. Survivors include two sons, Roger and Herman Moore Jr.; three daughters, Lola Bruce, Anita Pujol and Lois Moore; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. A funeral will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at Christian Bible Fellowship Church, 1300 Alvar St. Visitation will begin Saturday at 9 a.m. Burial will be in Westlawn Cemetery in St. Rose. D.W. Rhodes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

OLLIE DYER LEWIS
Ollie Dyer Lewis, a homemaker, died Tuesday at Vencor Hospital. She was 88. Mrs. Lewis was born in Baton Rouge and lived in Kenner for the past 80 years. She was a deaconess at Oakland Baptist Church. Survivors include a son, Marvin C. Lewis of Modesto, Calif.; two daughters, Dorothy L. Carter and Elsie Lewis of Kenner; and five grandchildren. A wake will be held today at 8 p.m. at Oakland Baptist Church, 1400 Third St., Kenner. Dismissal will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at the church. Burial will be in Love and Charity Cemetery in Kenner. Richardson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

EARLEAN MAGEE
Earleen Magee, a homemaker, died Monday of a heart attack at Pendleton Memorial Methodist Hospital. She was 37. Ms. Magee was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. Survivors include a daughter, Kawana Magee; her mother, Genevieve Magee; a brother, Willie Magee Jr.; four sisters, Mary Tibbet, Pearline Barnes, Barbara Mitchell and Jeanette Riddle; and her grandmother, Mattie Lee Calahan of Franklinton. A funeral will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Mount Kingdom Missionary Baptist Church, 3756 Louisa St. Burial will be in Hayes Creek Cemetery in Warnerton. Craft Funeral Home in McComb, Miss., is in charge of arrangements.

JAMES ANDREW PARKER SR.
James Andrew Parker Sr., a retired gas inspector and surveyor for Entergy Corp., died Wednesday of lung cancer at Pendleton Memorial Methodist Hospital. He was 72. Mr. Parker was born in Lake Providence and lived in New Orleans for many years. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Seymour Parker; two sons, Claude Lee and James Andrew Parker Jr.; five daughters, Patricia Horton, Elsie P. Smith, Elaine E. Seals, Rhonda J. Minnis and Edna P. Cunningham; her stepfather, Charles Watson Sr.; a brother, Charles Watson Jr. of Texas; a sister, Melba P. Mark of San Francisco; 11 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. A funeral will be held Saturday at 9 a.m. at Cooper-Glapion Funeral Home, 2201 Caffin Ave. Visitation will begin Saturday at 8:30 a.m. Burial will be in Holt Cemetery.

LAWRENCE ANTHONY PECORARO
Lawrence Anthony Pecoraro, a retired sergeant with the Louisiana State Police, died Monday at North Oaks Medical Center in Hammond. He was 79. Sgt. Pecoraro was born in Hammond and lived there most of his life. He was a former bodyguard for Gov. Earl K. Long and was formerly assigned in the New Orleans area. He was an Army veteran of World War II and was awarded the Purple Heart. Survivors include two daughters, Judy P. Bergeron of Baton Rouge and Karen I. Pecoraro; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. A graveside service will be held today at 12:30 p.m. at Sand Hill Cemetery in Ponchatoula. Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home in Hammond is in charge of arrangements.

ALICE DIAZ PICHON
Alice Diaz Pichon, a homemaker, died Monday of heart failure at Pendleton Memorial Methodist Hospital. She was 82. Ms. Pichon was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. Survivors include three daughters, Mildred P. Rister, Carolyn P. DeGruy and Sandra P. Dalcour; a sister, Eunice D. Smith; and 10 grandchildren. A Mass will be said Saturday at 10 a.m. at St. Raymond Catholic Church, 3738 Paris Ave. Visitation will begin Saturday at 9 a.m. Burial will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery. Majestic Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

RICHARD ROBINSON
Richard Robinson, an auto mechanic, died Saturday of gunshot wounds in the 900 block of Nunez Street in Algiers. He was 30. Mr. Robinson was born in New Orleans and lived in Algiers for the past 20 years. He attended L.B. Landry High School. Survivors include his companion, Joyce Pierce; a son, Richard Jenkins; three daughters, Ranesha and Ranada Hamburg and Keyshonda Allen; two stepsons, Jerome and Thomas Pierce; four stepdaughters, Tonita and Verna Cooper and Charlotte and Kiyhatta Pierce; his father, Joseph Carter; four brothers, Joseph, Perry, Troy and Jermaine Robinson; two sisters, Betty and Keyonna Robinson; and his grandparents, Leroy and Doris Robinson. A funeral will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at Davis Mortuary, 230 Monroe St., Gretna. Visitation will begin Saturday at 8 a.m. Burial will be in Norban Cemetery.

MICKY GEROY `BLACK' SMITH
Micky Geroy ``Black'' Smith, a retired laborer, died Tuesday of a heart attack at Pendleton Memorial Methodist Hospital. He was 57. Mr. Smith was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. He was a former employee of Gambino's Bakery. Survivors include two brothers, Samuel A. Jr. and Gary Smith Sr., and three sisters, Alzenia E. Chriss, Verna D. Billison and Deberial S. Lee. A funeral will be held Saturday at 12:30 p.m. at Gertrude Geddes Willis Funeral Home, 2120 Jackson Ave. Visitation will begin Saturday at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Providence Memorial Park.

THE REV. WILLIE `SUG' STAVES SR.
The Rev. Willie ``Sug'' Staves Sr., a retired construction worker, died March 5 at his home. He was 80. The Rev. Staves was born in Waterproof and lived in New Orleans for the past 60 years. Survivors include a son, Willie Staves; a daughter, Bernice Staves Knoten; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. A funeral will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Greater Bright Morning Star Baptist Church, 2418 Louisiana Ave. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Burial will be in Providence Memorial Park. D.W. Rhodes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

THELMA JONES STOVALL

Thelma Jones Stovall, a retired homemaker, died Tuesday at her home. She was 79. Mrs. Stovall was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. She was a member of the Jefferson Park Mid-City Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses. Survivors include four sons, Brenson and Bruce Stovall of Dallas and Harry and Glenn Stovall; five daughters, Gloria Ruben and Sabrina Stovall of Long Beach, Calif., Verna Stovall, Elise S. Lee and Joan S. White; a brother, William Jones; four sisters, Beola J. Jenkins, Helen J. Robinson, Gloria J. Veal and Shirley J. Morris; 67 grandchildren; and 87 great-grandchildren. A funeral will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Jefferson Park Mid-City Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses, 3100 Banks St. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Park. Dorothy Lawless Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

CAMILLE KATIE `BIG C' LaFRANCE SYLVESTER
Camille Katie ``Big C'' LaFrance Sylvester, a homemaker, died March 4 of a heart attack at St. Claude Medical Center. She was 63. Mrs. Sylvester was born in Plaquemines Parish and lived in New Orleans for many years. Survivors include seven sons, Robert, Kevin, Wayne and Joseph Sylvester and Freddie, Reddick and Larry Chandler; two daughters, Sandra Sylvester and Alfreda Claiborne; two stepsons, Nevilles and Everett Moore; a stepdaughter, Avis Moore; four brothers, Clarence, Huey, Warren and Charles LaFrance; two sisters, Anna Mae Tinson and Henrietta Bienemy; 37 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. A wake will be held today at 8 p.m. at Deliverance Missionary Baptist Church, 6122 Hayne Blvd. A funeral will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at St. John Baptist Church in Phoenix, La. Burial will be in St. Joseph Baptist Church Cemetery in Phoenix. D.W. Rhodes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

JOYCE TERESE TRAPANI
Joyce Terese Trapani, a homemaker, died Wednesday of heart failure at East Jefferson General Hospital. She was 62. Mrs. Trapani was born in New Orleans and lived in Metairie. Survivors include her husband, Frank C. Trapani; three sons, Rickey, Charles and Terry Trapani; four daughters, Gail Radosta, Jackie Barbara, Frankie Trapani and Joyce Laborde; a brother, Bob Terese; a sister, Linda Bon; and 11 grandchildren. A Mass will be said today at 11 a.m. at Tharp-Sontheimer-Tharp Funeral Home, 1600 N. Causeway Blvd., Metairie. Burial will be in Garden of Memories.

ALFRED WARE JR.
Alfred Ware Jr., a sawmill worker, died Monday of heart disease at University Hospital in Jackson, Miss. He was 65. Mr. Ware was born in Woodville, Miss., and had lived in Jackson for more than 40 years. Survivors include two sisters, Ella Carroll and Julia Carter. A funeral will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at Dorothy Lawless Mortuary, 3825 Washington Ave. Visitation will begin at 8:30 a.m. Burial will be in Providence Memorial Park.

WEDA BAHAM WILLIE
Weda Baham Willie, a homemaker, died Wednesday at her home. She was 85. Mrs. Willie was a lifelong resident of Folsom. Survivors include a daughter, Connie Willie, and three sisters, Josephine B. Couget, Inez B. Pelitere and Vyette B. Reid. 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 10 a.m. Burial will be in Willie Cemetery.

HOWARD J. WRIGHT
Howard J. Wright, a lieutenant with the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office, died Wednesday of cancer at his home. He was 57. Mr. Wright was born in Pittston, Pa., and lived in Marrero for the past 30 years. He was a Marine Corps veteran of the Vietnam War. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Police, Louisiana Deputies Association and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7307. Survivors include his wife, Kathy Dempster Wright; two sons, Dwayne C. LeJeune and Patrick A. Rooney; a daughter, Dolly Wright; a brother, Arthur Wright; four sisters, Blanche McHale, Joan Manganiello, Grace Klimek and Gloria Gibbs; and four grandchildren. A Mass will be said today at 11 a.m. at Mothe Funeral Home, 7040 Lapalco Blvd., Marrero. Burial will be in McDonoghville Cemetery.


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