Miscellaneous Orleans Parish, Louisiana Obituaries - 1998

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Nov. 15, 1998

HARRY RAYMOND 'SMITTY'SMITH JR. 

Harry Raymond "Smitty"Smith Jr., a retired cab driver for Service Cab, died Thursday of heart failure at Memorial Medical Center. He was 74. Mr. Smith was born in New Orleans and lived in Jefferson for the past 20 years. He was a Merchant Marine veteran of World War II. Survivors include his wife, Elaine Antoine Smith; three sons, Bruce, Mark and Wayne Smith; and nine grandchildren. A funeral will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at P.J. McMahon & Sons Funeral Home, 4800 Canal St. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Burial will be in St. Roch Cemetery. 

FLORENCE MONETTE BATTEAU 

Florence Monette Batteau, a retired employee of Haspel Bros. Inc., a clothing manufacturer, died Friday at Memorial Medical Center. She was 81. Mrs. Batteau was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. Survivors include two daughters, Melba Martin and Barbara Essex Smith; a brother, Wilbert Monette Sr.; three sisters, Claudell June, Esther Rouzan and Betty Ashton; six grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. A funeral will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at Louisiana Undertaking Co., 1449 N. Claiborne Ave. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Park. 

ISABELLE LINDSEY BARNES 

Isabelle Lindsey Barnes, a retired sales representative for Universal Life Insurance Co., died Monday of complications from diabetes at her home. She was 78. Mrs. Barnes was born in Vaughan, Miss., and lived in New Orleans for the past 59 years. She was a member of Greater St. Stephen Full Gospel Baptist Church and the Senior Citizen Arts and Craft group. Survivors include a daughter, Lena J. Johnson; two brothers, Walter Lindsey of St. Louis and James Lindsey; three sisters, Alberta Day of St. Louis, and Mary Carter and Arista Ellis, both of Yazoo City, Miss.; seven grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. A funeral will be held Monday at 10 a.m. at Greater St. Stephen Full Gospel Baptist Church, 2308 S. Liberty St. Visitation will begin at 8:30 a.m. Burial will be in Providence Memorial Park. Dorothy Lawless Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. 

CASHMERE SMITH JR. 

Cashmere Smith Jr. died Monday of undetermined causes at St. Claude General Hospital. He was 49. Mr. Smith was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. He was an Army veteran. Survivors include his mother, Edna Mae Smith; three brothers, Glenn, Calvin and Kevin Smith; and two sisters, Joan and Debra Sorapuru. A memorial service will be held Saturday at noon at Gaskin-Tilly Mortuary, 1225 N. Rampart St. Burial will be private. 

JOHN BAPTIST PRADAT JR. 

John Baptist Pradat Jr., the retired owner of Corona's Upholstery & Glass Co., died Friday of cancer at Metropolitan Hospice. He was 72. Mr. Pradat was born in New Orleans and lived in Kenner for the past 35 years. He was a former employee of Furniture Fashions & Interiors. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and received the Victory Ribbon and Asiatic Pacific Campaign Ribbon. Survivors include his wife, Joyce Wickes Pradat; three sons, Robert W., Brett E. and John B. Pradat III; two brothers, Douglas and Joseph Pradat; five sisters, Edith Rooney, Elaine Canty, Vivian Barilleaux, Beverly Massaman and Sandra Fenaice; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation will be held today from 6 to 9 p.m. at Leitz-Eagan Funeral Home, 4747 Veterans Memorial Blvd. 

ASMA SOPHIE BADOUH OWEN 

Asma Sophie Badouh Owen, a retired public school teacher, died Thursday at her home. She was 90. Mrs. Owen was born in Bay City, Texas, and lived in El Paso, Texas, from 1916 to 1940, when she moved to New Orleans. She graduated from Radford School for Girls and attended the University of California at Berkeley. She was a music teacher for 12 years in the El Paso public school system. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star-Star of the East Chapter, past president of Syrian Lebanese American Ladies Social and the Chanterettes. Survivors include a son, Kalil N. Owen; four daughters, Martha L., Marian V. and Melanie May Owen, and Minerva O. Tobin; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. A funeral will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at Jacob Schoen & Son, 3827 Canal St. Visitation will be today from 1 to 5 p.m. and Monday after 8 a.m. Burial will be in Lakelawn Metairie Masoleum. 

LEONCE 'DICK' ORGERON 

Leonce "Dick" Orgeron, a counselor for the Veterans Administration, died Friday at West Jefferson Medical Center. He was 61. Mr. Orgeron was born in Lafourche Parish and lived in Gretna for the past 30 years. He was a graduate of Golden Meadow High School and the University of Southwestern Louisiana. He was a member of the Archbishop Blenk Knights of Columbus Council No.¤1905 and the Very Rev. T.J. Larkin Assembly Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus. He was a parishioner of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Gretna. He was an Army veteran. Survivors include his wife, Geraldine Schipplin Orgeron; two sons, Richard and Phillip Orgeron; a daughter, Ann Neie; his mother, Mae Hartman Duet; his stepfather, C.J. Duet; a brother, Darryl Orgeron; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. A Mass will be said Monday at 1 p.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Gretna. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Mothe Funeral Home, 2100 West Bank Expressway, Harvey. Burial will be in Westlawn Memorial Park. 

ADDIE MAE NUNNERY 

Addie Mae Nunnery, a homemaker, died Friday of heart failure at Memorial Medical Center. She was 68. Ms. Nunnery was born in Liberty, Miss., and lived in New Orleans for the past 42 years. She attended Liberty High School. She was a former employee at the Felix Bonura Chicken Plant. Survivors include two sons, Jack and Tommie Nunnery; two daughters, Mary Verret and Janice Nunnery; three sisters, Mildred Collins, Hattie Polk and Janie Nunnery; 12 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. A funeral will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Estelle J. Wilson Mortuary, 2715 Danneel St. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Park. 

ADAM 'OLD MAN'MATTHEWS 

Adam "Old Man"Matthews, a retired welder, died Friday of emphysema at St. Elizabeth Health Care Center in Harvey. He was 64. Mr. Matthews was born in Vinton and lived in Waggaman for the past 25 years. Survivors include his wife, Wenona "Dee"Thibodeaux Matthews; three sons, Allen Adam, Mark Anthony and Alex Matthews; three daughters, Wenona Mary Bumgarden, Laura Lee Adams and Lisa Ann Petit; three brothers, Joseph, Henry and Gus Matthews; two sisters, Betty M. and Beatrice M. Perez; and 14 grandchildren. A funeral will be held Monday at 11 am. at Westside Funeral Home, 5101 West Bank Expressway, Marrero. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Burial will be in Restlawn Park Cemetery. 

DEOTHA JOSEPH LANGUAGE 

Deotha Joseph Language, a retired nurse's assistant at Manhattan Manor, died Thursday of cancer at her home. She was 74. Mrs. Language was born in New Orleans and lived in Harvey for the past 42 years. She was a founding member of the Original Modernetts in Harvey, was a former deaconess of the Greater St. Stephen Full Gospel Baptist Church and was a mother of the Life Center Full Gospel Baptist Church. Survivors include a son, Herman Language Jr.; six daughters, Deothear Thomas, Dorothear Parker, Deatrice Richardson, Denetrias Smith, Daphne Language and DeSandra Simmons; a stepdaughter, Jean Toney; 20 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. A funeral will be held Monday at 1 p.m. at Life Center Full Gospel Baptist Church, 1101 Franklin Ave., Gretna. Visitation will begin at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Westlawn Park Cemetery in Gretna. 

CLEM HARRIS JR. 

Clem Harris Jr., a retired landscaper for J. Ray McDermott Inc., died Tuesday at St. Charles General Hospital. He was 81. Mr. Harris was born in St. James Parish and lived in New Orleans. He was an Army veteran and worked as a farmhand. Survivors include a daughter, Lora Allen Austin; a stepson, Harry Sorrell; a brother, Walter Harris; two grandchildren; and four step-grandchildren. A funeral will be held Monday at 9 a.m. at Israelites Baptist Church, 2100 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Visitation will begin at 8:30 a.m. Burial will be in Providence Memorial Park. Dorothy Lawless Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. 

LIONEL GEORGE HANLEY SR. 

Lionel George Hanley Sr., a retired educator, principal and administrator for the Lafourche Parish School System, died Thursday at Terrebonne General Medical Center in Houma. He was 78. Mr. Hanley was a lifelong resident of Lockport. He worked for the Lafourche Parish School System for 30 years. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of the Lockport Lions Club. Survivors include three sons, John, David and Lionel Hanley Jr.; three daughters, Sheila Meyer and Margaret and Jennifer Hanley; two brothers, Fleming and Robert Hanley; two sisters, Lolita DeFelice and Anna Bourgeois; and five grandchildren. A Mass will be said Monday at 11 a.m. at Holy Savior Catholic Church in Lockport. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Falgout Funeral Homes in Raceland is in charge of arrangements. 

HOLLIS GORDON SR. 

Hollis Gordon Sr., a retired plant foreman at Delta Petroleum Co. Inc., died Monday at Charity Hospital. He was 79. Mr. Gordon was born in Greenburg and lived in New Orleans for more than 65 years. He was an Army veteran. Survivors include five sons, Hollis Gordon Jr. of Irvington, N.J., Wayne, Donald, Tetheorance and Keith Gordon; five daughters, Kartranka Palm of Baton Rouge, Ann Piper and Judy, Monica, and Hollena Gordon; 13 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. A funeral will be held Monday at 1 p.m. at Dorothy Lawless Mortuary, 3825 Washington Ave. Visitation will begin at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery. 

CLARENCE MICHAEL FAIRCHILD 

Clarence Michael Fairchild, a retired machinist, died Friday of a heart attack at his home. He was 62. Mr. Fairchild was born in New Orleans and lived in Kenner for the past four years. Survivors include his wife, June Stark Fairchild; two daughters, Melanie F. Marquar and Amy F. Burton; a sister, Ruth F. Heymann; and three grandchildren. A Mass will be said Monday at 1 p.m. at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Burial will be in Lake Lawn Metairie Cemetery. 

ELLEN EXPOSE 

Ellen Expose, a homemaker, died Thursday at Marion County Hospital in Mississippi. She was 93. Mrs. Expose was a lifelong resident of Expose, Miss. She was a member of St. John Missionary Baptist Church. Survivors include two sons, Howard and Gene Expose, both of Expose; eight daughters, Myrlene Terrell and Geraldine Norwood both of Jackson, Miss., Betty Gholar of Oakvale, Miss., Burstine Florence, Beulah and Lucy Expose, Earth Rushing and Gail Thompson, all of Expose; 29 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren; and sevengreat-great-grandchildren. A funeral was held Saturday at 2 p.m. at St. John Missionary Baptist Church in Expose. Burial will be in the church's cemetery. Washington Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 

MARGURITE DUNCAN 

Margurite Duncan, a homemaker, died Tuesday of a heart attack at her home. She was 42. Ms. Duncan was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. Survivors include her companion, Willie Charles Pittman; five brothers, James, Victor and Theodore Fernandez and Matthew and Leonard Duncan; and seven sisters, Rita Pixley, Shirley Barnes, Patricia Zeno, Angel Jackson, Helen Hosley, and Eyvonne and Cecile Duncan. A wake will be held today at 7:30 p.m. at Dorothy Lawless Mortuary, 3825 Washington Ave. Visitation will begin at 5 p.m. A Mass will be said Monday at noon at Our Lady of Guadalupe Chapel, 411 N. Rampart. Burial will be in Holt Cemetery. 

ALFRED LORENZE DIGGINS 

Alfred Lorenze Diggins, a laborer for Brown's Velvet Dairy, died Wednesday of undetermined causes at Charity Hospital. He was 55. Mr. Diggins was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. Survivors include two sons, Lance S. and Vance T. Diggins; two daughters, Olita D. Evans and Chinita N. Diggins; his mother, Vanira Fairley Diggins; a brother, Lenard T. Diggins; a sister, Vernelle M. Diggins; and five grandchildren. A funeral will be held Monday at noon at Tharp-Sontheimer-Laudumiey Funeral Home, 5001 Chef Menteur Highway. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Park. 

JEAN NELSON CAIN 

Jean Nelson Cain, a clerk typist with the Office of Family Security, died Thursday of a heart attack at Memorial Medical Center. She was 66. Mrs. Cain was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. She graduated from Gilbert Academy and attended Clark University in Atlanta. Survivors include a son, Shelton Nelson Price; three daughters, Terri Lynn Braud, Elizabeth Cain Milligan and Marcella Rochelle Cain; a brother, Willie Nelson Jr.; a sister, Bessie N. Nelson; and four grandchildren. A funeral will be held Monday at Willing Workers Baptist Church, 2715 Washington Ave. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Burial will be in Providence Memorial Park. D.W. Rhodes Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. 

FLORENCE MONETTE BATTEAU 

Florence Monette Batteau, a retired employee of Haspel Bros. Inc., a clothing manufacturer, died Friday at Memorial Medical Center. She was 81. Mrs. Batteau was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. Survivors include two daughters, Melba Martin and Barbara Essex Smith; a brother, Wilbert Monette Sr.; three sisters, Claudell June, Esther Rouzan and Betty Ashton; six grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. A funeral will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at Louisiana Undertaking Co., 1449 N. Claiborne Ave. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Park. 

ISABELLE LINDSEY BARNES 

Isabelle Lindsey Barnes, a retired sales representative for Universal Life Insurance Co., died Monday of complications from diabetes at her home. She was 78. Mrs. Barnes was born in Vaughan, Miss., and lived in New Orleans for the past 59 years. She was a member of Greater St. Stephen Full Gospel Baptist Church and the Senior Citizen Arts and Craft group. Survivors include a daughter, Lena J. Johnson; two brothers, Walter Lindsey of St. Louis and James Lindsey; three sisters, Alberta Day of St. Louis, and Mary Carter and Arista Ellis, both of Yazoo City, Miss.; seven grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. A funeral will be held Monday at 10 a.m. at Greater St. Stephen Full Gospel Baptist Church, 2308 S. Liberty St. Visitation will begin at 8:30 a.m. Burial will be in Providence Memorial Park. Dorothy Lawless Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. 

Nov. 17, 1998

HELEN PONTHIEUX

Helen Pon thieux, a retired warehouse man ager for K&B Inc., died Thursday of liver dis ease at her home. She was 66. Ms. Pon thieux was born in Bayou Current and lived in Marrero for the past five years. She worked for K&B for 20 years. Survivors include a son, Alan Copping; a stepson, Ziggy Copping; two brothers, Edison and Evans Ponthieux; a sister, Inez Ponthieux; and a grandchild. A graveside service will be held today at 2 p.m. at Restlawn Park on U.S. 90 in Avondale. United Funeral Services is in charge of arrangements.

ODILE KIEFF PINEDA

Odile Kieff Pineda, a homemaker, died Saturday at East Jefferson General Hospital. She was 87. Mrs. Pineda was born in Houma and lived in Metairie for many years. Survivors include five sons, Herman S., Joseph and Ronald Pineda and Peter and Dudley Ajan; a sister, Mae Plessala; 19 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. A Mass will be said today at 11 a.m. at Lamana-Panno-Fallo Funeral Home, 1717 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Burial will be in Lake Lawn Park Mausoleum.

BARBARA JEAN PIERCE

Barbara Jean Pierce, a certified nursing assistant, died Friday of complications from diabetes at Community Hospital in Monterey, Calif. She was 58. Mrs. Pierce was born in New Orleans and lived in France, the Netherlands and Germany before moving to Monterey County, Calif., 19 years ago. She graduated from Walter L. Cohen High School and attended Louisiana State University in New Orleans. She was a member of Take Off Pounds Sensibly, a former volunteer for Army Community Services in Germany and a member of Fifth African Baptist Church in New Orleans. Survivors include her husband, Leonard H. Pierce of Seaside, Calif.; a son, Alvarez Meechie Pierce of Monterey; a daughter, Veshawndus Le Boeuf; her parents, Charles and Alva DeLong of New Orleans; a brother, Charles R. DeLong of New Orleans; and two sisters, Gwendolyn and Sharon DeLong of New Orleans. A funeral will be held today at 2 p.m. at Paul Mortuary in Pacific Grove, Calif. Burial will be in Monterey City Cemetery.

VERA LeCLERE NETTLES

Vera LeClere Nettles, a retired branch manager for St. Bernard Bank, died Sun day of cancer at her home. She was 72. Mrs. Nettles was born in Delacroix Island and lived in St. Bernard Parish all her life. She attended Lee College. She was a member of Cornerstone Church of God. Survivors include her husband, Russel R. Nettles; two sons, Enoch and Mark Nettles; five grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. A funeral will be held today at 11 a.m. at St. Bernard Memorial Funeral Home, 701 W. Virtue St., Chalmette. Visitation will begin at 10:30 a.m. Burial will be in St. Bernard Catholic Cemetery.

ALICE CASADABAN MAHER

Alice Casadaban Maher, a retired dental assistant, died Sunday of cancer at her home. She was 73. Mrs. Maher was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. She was a member of the Fort Pike Firemen's Ladies Auxiliary and the St. Nicholas Church Altar Society and a board member of the Lake Catherine Land Corp. Survivors include her husband, Maurice A. Maher, and three sisters, Marie C. Versowsky, Catherine C. Brown and Yvonne C. Smith. A Mass will be said Wednesday at 11 a.m. at St. Bernard Memorial Funeral Home, 701 W. Virtue St., Chalmette. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Burial will be in St. Bernard Memorial Gardens.

ROSARIO LoGIUDICE

Rosario LoGiudice, a retired accountant for Ayers Steamship Co., died Monday of anemia at East Jefferson General Hospital. He was 75. Mr. LoGiudice was born in New York City and lived in Metairie for the past 20 years. He was an Army veteran of World War II and a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No.6640. Survivors include his wife, Florence Rose LoGiudice; a son, Joseph Ross LoGiudice; a daughter, Carmel Briseno; a sister, Mary LoGiudice of New York City; and two grandchildren. A funeral will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. at Leitz-Eagan Funeral Home, 4747 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie. Burial will be in the National Cemetery in Biloxi, Miss.

CARL JOSEPH KOLLIN JR.

Carl Joseph Kollin Jr., a mechanic, died Sunday of a stroke at East Jefferson General Hospital. He was 53. Mr. Kollin was born in New Orleans and lived in Jefferson Parish for the past 30 years. He graduated from Jesuit High School and Louisiana State University. He was a Navy veteran. Survivors include his father, Carl J. Kollin Sr.; his mother, Marie Stecca Kollin; and a sister, Ann Kollin Rockwell. A graveside service will be held today at noon at All Saints Mausoleum, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd. Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

CAROLINE THOMAS KELLY

Caroline Thomas Kelly, a homemaker, died Sunday at her home. She was 88. Mrs. Kelly was born in Tu pelo, Miss., and lived in Metairie for the past 33 years. Survivors include her husband, John W. Kelly Jr.; a son, John W. Kelly III; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. A funeral will be held Wednesday at noon at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd. Visitation will begin at 10:30 a.m. Burial will be private.

DANIEL JONES

Daniel Jones, a retired laborer for Avondale Shipyards, died Saturday of com plications from Alzheimer's dis ease at Ochsner Foundation Hos pital. He was 74. Mr. Jones was born in LaPlace and lived in St. Rose for the past 44 years. He also was a former longshoreman. After retiring from Avondale, he worked as a farmer, gardener and produce peddler. He was an Army veteran of World War II. Survivors include a son, Michael Jones; a daughter, Danette Jones; a sister, Victoria Jones Taylor; three grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. A funeral will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Robottom Mortuary, 850 U.S. 44, Reserve. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Burial will be in St. Rose Cemetery.

GASTON JOSEPH GRAVOIS

Gaston Joseph Gravois, a retired accountant, died Sunday at his home. He was 86. Mr. Gravois was born in Va cherie and lived in New Orleans for the past 75 years. He graduated from Warren Easton High School and the Soule School of Business. He was a parishioner of St. James Major Catholic Church and a member of its Holy Name Society and the Gentilly Council of the Knights of Columbus. Survivors include his wife, Mae Reulet Gravois; five sons, Warren, Ronald, Richard, James and Charles Gravois; two daughters, Carolyn Gravois and Rosemary Kerrin; three brothers, Ernest, Wilfred and Theodore Gravois; a sister, Rose Abadie; 23 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. A Mass will be said today at noon at St. James Major Catholic Church, 3736 Gentilly Blvd. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Burial will be in St. Louis Cemetery No.3. Jacob Schoen & Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

REYNELL GARDNER

Reynell Gardner, a laborer for ATS Personnel Services, died Nov. 5 of a gun shot wound in the 7100 block of Colapissa Street. He was 21. Mr. Gardner was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. He attended Sidney N. Collier Technical School. He was a member of the Gert Town Resource Center. Survivors include his fiancee, Charo Geiger; a son, Reuben Geiger; two daughters, Reynisha and Shawnell Geiger; his father, Don Carter; his mother, Sylvia Gardner; five brothers, Corey Johnson, Quenton and Don Smith, Donnie Rogers and Dont'a Jackson; four sisters, Knyisha Morrison, D'Loria Carter, Trinica Gardner and Sheneka Aguillard; and his grandparents, Shirley and James Jackson, and Joyce and Jessie Nichollas. A funeral will be held today at 10 a.m. at Dorothy Lawless Mortuary, 3825 Washington Ave. Visitation will begin at 8:30 a.m. Burial will be in Holt Cemetery.

DORMAN LEE FLOYD

Dorman Lee Floyd, a retired chief dispatcher for New Orleans Public Service Inc., died Saturday of cancer at East Jefferson General Hospital. He was 71. Mr. Floyd was born in Boss, Mo., and lived in the New Orleans area most of his life. He was an offi cer in the Mer chant Marine during World War II and was awarded the Bronze Star for heroism. He was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No.3267. Survivors include his wife, Erinee Hoffman Floyd; a son, Lee L. Floyd; a daughter, Deslys Sarah Floyd; and a sister, Reba Floyd Hagler. A Mass will be said today at 11 a.m. at Leitz-Eagan Funeral Home, 4747 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie. Visitation will begin at 8:30 a.m. Burial will be in St. Patrick Cemetery No.1.

MACK YOUNG JR.

Mack Young Jr., a painter, died Nov. 10 of lung cancer at his home. He was 41. Mr. Young was born in Chi cago and lived in New Orleans for the past 12 years. He was an Army veteran and was awarded the National Defense Service Medal. Survivors include his wife, Antoinette Young; two sons, Miykael and Mack Ware; two daughters, Henryetta Payne of Los Angeles and Mechelle Ware; a brother, Kenneth Watkins; and four sisters, Angela Watkins of Chicago, Wantha Johnson of Lawton, Okla., Alma Watkins and Sandy Dennis. A funeral will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Dorothy Lawless Mortuary, 3825 Washington Ave. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Burial will be in Providence Memorial Park.

CLIFF VAN METER

Cliff Van Meter, an executive with the Gray Co., died Sunday of undetermined causes at his home. He was 71. Mr. Van Me ter was born in Bache, Okla., grew up in Henryetta, Okla., and lived in Metairie for the past 50 years. He graduated from Tulane University, where he starred on the school's Southeastern Conference championship football team of 1949. He was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers but decided to go into the oil industry, first with Noble Drilling Co. He was a former vice president of Cyclops Drilling Co. and former president of SeaDrilling and Van Meter drilling companies. He was a past president of the Petroleum Club of New Orleans, a member of Metairie Country Club and a past member of the Tulane Athletic Advisory Committee and the board of the Tulane Alumni Association. He was a past board member of the International Association of Drilling Contractors. Survivors include his wife, Patty Henry Van Meter; a son, Cliff Van Meter Jr.; a daughter, Jade Van Meter Forlidas; two brothers, Vernon and Gene Van Meter, both of Henryetta; a sister, Peggy Funk of Oklahoma City; and six grandchildren. A funeral will be held Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. at St. Martin's Episcopal Church, 2216 Metairie Road, Metairie. Visitation will be today from 6 to 8 p.m. at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd. Burial will be in Okmulgee, Okla.

ELEANOR MAGGIE TURNER

Eleanor Maggie Turner, a secretary, died Satur day of kidney failure at Metro politan Hospice. She was 75. Mrs. Turner was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. Survivors include her husband, Charles Turner Sr.; two sons, Michael and Charles Turner Jr.; a brother, Emmanuel Washington; a sister, Ethel Hayes; and four grandchildren. A funeral will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Gaskin-Tilly Mortuary, 1225 N. Rampart St. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Burial will be in Garden of Memories.

THEA KOEHLER TERRY

Thea Koehler Terry, a retired nurse at Baton Rouge General Hospital, died Wednesday at her home. She was 81. Mrs. Terry was born in New Orleans and lived in Baton Rouge for many years. Survivors include a son, David K. Terry of Tulsa, Okla.; two daughters, Jennifer H. Terry of Fort Myers, Fla., and Ruth Terry-Sipos of Abita Springs; and two grandchildren. A memorial service will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. at First Lutheran Church in Baton Rouge. Vickers Northshore Funeral Home in Covington is in charge of arrangements.

MARGUERITE SEHRT SHORT

Marguerite Sehrt Short, a homemaker, died Saturday at her home. She was 86. Mrs. Short was born in New Orleans and lived in Slidell. Survivors include a son, Marvin Short; two daughters, Marcia Barto and Marlene Turgeau; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. A Mass will be said today at 12:30 p.m. at Lamana-Panno-Fallo Funeral Home, 1717 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery.


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