Miscellaneous Orleans Parish, Louisiana Obituaries - 1998

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Nov. 19, 1998

Seagram "Sue" Autin, a homemaker, died Tuesday of lung cancer at her home. She was 52. Ms. Autin was born in Crown Point and lived in Westwego for the past 14 years. Survivors include a son, Dudley Autin; two daughters, Lisa and Sandy Autin; two brothers, Ludwig and Charlie Autin; and five grandchildren. A Mass will be said today at 9:45 a.m. at Mothe Funeral Home, 7040 Lapalco Blvd., Marrero. Visitation will begin at 6 a.m. Burial will be in Our Lady of Prompt Succor Mausoleum in Westwego.

Robert Joe Barker, a retired metal products worker for Kaiser Aluminum, died Nov. 7 of a heart attack at Chalmette Medical Center. He was 51. Mr. Barker was born in New Orleans and lived in St. Bernard Parish for the past 40 years. He is survived by a daughter, Jennifer Lea Barker. Services are private. Professional Funeral Services is handling arrangements.

Shelby Ray Bentley, a retired steel worker, died Monday at St. Barnabas Hospital in Livingston, N.J. He was 86. Mr. Bentley was born in Bear Creek, Ala., and lived in River Ridge for more than 45 years before moving recently to New Jersey. He was a member of Iron Workers Local Union No.58. Survivors include his wife, Anna Druilhet Bentley, and a son, James R. Bentley. A funeral will be held Friday at 1 p.m. at Tharp-Sontheimer-Tharp Funeral Home, 1600 N. Causeway Blvd., Metairie. Visitation will begin Friday at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Hope Mausoleum.

Gerard Michael Buford, an accountant, died Monday of undetermined causes at his home. He was 38. Mr. Buford was born in New Orleans and lived in New York City for 10 years before returning to New Orleans five years ago. He was a member of the Krewe of Armenius, Vieux Carre Metropolitan Community Church and the Leukemia Society of New York City. Survivors include his companion, Russell Burkett; four brothers, David, Dean, John and Gordon R. Buford Jr.; and his grandmother, Velma Buford. A funeral will be held Friday at noon at Leitz-Eagan Funeral Home, 4747 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie. Visitation will be today from 6 to 10 p.m. and Friday from 10 a.m. to noon. Burial will be in Garden of Memories.

Frank Carey Jr., a retired transportation worker for the Orleans Parish school system, died Saturday of respiratory problems at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center. He was 69. Mr. Carey was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. He attended Booker T. Washington High School. He spent 23 years in the Navy and Army, retiring as a sergeant. He was a 32nd-degree Mason and a member of the Travelers National Bowling Association Bowling League. Survivors include his wife, Veronica Overton Carey; four sons, Edmond Carey of Austin, Texas, and Gailon, Willie and James Carey; four daughters, Dottie Ann and Frankie Carey, Violet Henderson and Cynthia Wimberly; a brother, Welton Carey of Los Angeles; four sisters, Delores Johnson, Mary F. Jones, Catherine Hicks and Elizabeth LeBranch; 16 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. A funeral will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at Greater Mount Carmel Baptist Church, 3721 N. Claiborne Ave. Visitation will begin Saturday at 9 a.m. Burial will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery. Charbonnet-Labat Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mary Anne Pascal Dodson, a retired cashier for the Monteleone Hotel, died Nov. 11 at her home. She was 84. Mrs. Dodson was born in Baltimore and lived in New Orleans for the past 44 years. She was a parishioner of St. Louis Cathedral. A Mass will be said Monday at 2:30 p.m. at Bultman Funeral Home, 3338 St. Charles Ave. Visitation will begin Monday at 1:30 p.m. Burial will be in Richmond National Cemetery in Richmond, Va.

L.C. Duff, a retired auto parts dealer and St. Tammany Parish sheriff's deputy, died Tuesday of a heart attack after surgery for a perfo rated ulcer at Ochsner Foundation Hospital. He was 72. Mr. Duff was born in Bulls Gap, Tenn., and lived in Slidell for the past 38 years. He was a former chief of security for the O'Aces truck stop and a deputy with the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office. Survivors include his wife, Patricia Simmons Duff; two sons, Richard Carl Duff of Pearl River and Michael Lee Duff of Palmerton, Pa.; a daughter, Pamela Duff Reavis; a brother, Bill Duff of Oklahoma; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. A graveside service will be held today at 10:30 a.m. at Forest Lawn Cemetery, 1751 Gause Blvd. West, Slidell. Honaker Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Sharon Passman "Sissy" Dunaway, a homemaker, died Monday of undetermined causes at Lallie Kemp Regional Medical Center in Independence. She was 46. Mrs. Dunaway was born in Loranger and lived in Kentwood. Survivors include her husband, Monel Dunaway; a son, Joey Dunaway; two daughters, Donna LaBrun of Hammond and Jina Dunaway; her father and stepmother, Mr. and Mrs. Hezzie Passman of Nashville, Tenn.; her stepfather, Joe Baham of Folsom; four brothers, Donice Cortez of Tennessee, Pete Passman of Las Vegas, Clint Passman of McComb, Miss., and Scott Passman; and six sisters, Pam Martin of Folsom, Jackie Morgan of Ponchatoula, Tracey Pierce of McComb, Filicity Davis of Amite, Julie Gibson of Tennessee and Connie Albrado. A funeral will be held Friday at 10 a.m. at Lee Hill Baptist Church, 11007 Lee Settlement Road, Folsom. Visitation will be today from 6 to 10 p.m. Burial will be in Friendship Cemetery. E.J. Fielding Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Barbara Brown Elmer, a retired buyer for Gayfers' Department Stores, died Monday of undetermined causes in Baton Rouge. She was 54. Mrs. Elmer was born in Little Rock, Ark., and lived in Gulfport and Biloxi, Miss., before moving to Baton Rouge a year ago. She graduated from Biloxi High School and attended the University of Southern Mississippi. She was the former owner of Barbara's Frame of Mind, a framing shop in Biloxi. Survivors include her husband, Morel M. Elmer III, formerly of New Orleans; two daughters, Lisa Breckenridge Rosenthal of Atlanta and Amy Breckenridge Chizk of Maryville, Tenn.; her father, Thomas E. Brown of Gulfport; a brother, Thomas E. Brown Jr. of Houston; and two grandchildren. A funeral will be held today at 2 p.m. at Riemann Funeral Home in Gulfport. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Burial will be private.

Julius C. Feltus Jr., a retired machine operator for the Mobil Oil Refinery in Chalmette, died Sunday of a heart attack at his home. He was 62. Mr. Feltus was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. He was an Army veteran. Survivors include his wife, Shirley Mae Johnson Feltus; a son, Julius Feltus; a daughter, Desiree Feltus; a stepdaughter, Gail Watts; and two grandchildren. A funeral will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at Boissiere-Labat Family Funeral Services, 1703 N. Claiborne Ave. Visitation will be at 8 a.m. Burial will be in Providence Memorial Park.

Ruby L. Hills, a retired floral designer, died Friday of undetermined causes at Memorial Medical Center. She was 71. Mrs. Hills was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. She was a member of New Home Full Gospel Baptist Church and Historic Second Baptist Church. Survivors include two daughters, Beverly Hills and Jenell Hills Bennett, and a grandchild. A funeral will be held Friday at 10 a.m. at New Home Full Gospel Baptist Church, 1616 Carondelet St. Visitation will begin Friday at 8:30 a.m. Burial will be in Providence Memorial Park. Gaskin-Tilly Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Hilda M. Kent, a retired bookkeeper and cafeteria manager for the Polk County, Fla., school system, died Sunday at Highlands Lake Center in Lakeland, Fla. She was 88. Mrs. Kent was born in New Orleans and lived in Lakeland for the past 39 years. She was a parishioner of St. Joseph Catholic Church. Survivors include three sons, John Kent of Jacksonville, Fla., James Kent of Seattle and Jerard Kent; 11 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. A Mass will be said today at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Lakeland. Heath Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements in Lakeland. A graveside service will be held Saturday at 11:15 a.m. at Garden of Memories, 4800 Airline Drive, Metairie. L.A. Muhleisen & Sons Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.

Robert Langston Jr., a laborer, died Sunday of respiratory failure at Touro In firmary. He was 76. Mr. Langston was born in Rosedale, Miss., and lived in New Orleans for the past 70 years. He was a member of Christian Love Baptist Church. Survivors include five sons, Curtis, Michael, Mark, Tyrone and Elliot Langston; two daughters, Marilyn Jones and Deborah Donald; two brothers, Jacob and Isaac Langston; 18 grandchildren; and four great- grandchildren. A memorial service will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at Majestic Mortuary, 1833 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.

Frederick "F.J." Madison, a retired laborer, died Monday of undetermined causes at his home. He was 71. Mr. Madison was born in New Orleans and lived in New Sarpy for the past four years. Survivors include two sons, Sidney James and Anthony Peter Madison; a daughter, Carolyn Madison-Lowe; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. A funeral will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at House of Prayer Baptist Church in Destrehan. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Burial will be in New Sarpy Cemetery. Majestic Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Delinda Russell Murray, a homemaker, died Saturday of heart failure at her home. She was 53. Mrs. Murray was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. Survivors include her husband, Leroy Murray Sr.; a son, Leroy Murray Jr.; a daughter, Gina L. Russell; her mother, Dorothy Russell Smith; her stepfather, James M. Smith; her stepmother, Shirley Russell; six brothers, Gregory A. and Art Russell, Milton King, and Taft W., Pierre and Dante Smith; 10 sisters, Barbara R. Rillieux, Sylvia R. Matthews, Charlotte R. Hyde, Zina R. Baptiste, Jamaine Smith, and Shirley K., Consuella, Ruth, Aletha and Addie Russell; her grandmother, Mary Henderson; and five grandchildren. A funeral will be held Saturday at 9 a.m. at Calvin J. Young Funeral Home, 2512 La Salle St. Visitation will begin at 7 a.m. Burial will be in Holt Cemetery.

Henry W. "Oley" Olschner, a retired employee of Page Avjet Corp., died Monday of prostate cancer at his home. He was 69. Mr. Olschner was born in Metairie and lived in Westminster, Colo., before moving to St. Cloud, Fla., in 1969. He spent 20 years in the Air Force as a tail gunner on B-29s, B-36s and B-52s. He was a member of the Air Force Gunner Association. Survivors include his wife, Frances Schell Olschner; two daughters, Debora Proctor of Orlando, Fla., and Janine Gray of Kissimmee, Fla.; his stepmother, Kay Olschner of McComb, Miss.; two brothers, Carl L. Olschner of Alexandria, Va., and Leonard Olschner of London; a sister, Ann Elliott; and six grandchildren. A Mass will be said today at 11 a.m. at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Kissimmee. Burial with military honors will be in Florida National Cemetery. Osceola Memory Gardens Funeral Home in Kissimmee is in charge of arrangements.

Dorothy Pillow Ordway, a retired executive secretary and legal assistant to former Louisiana Supreme Court Justice John Fournet, died Friday at Cornerstone Village South in Lafayette. She was 88. Mrs. Ordway was born in New Orleans and lived in Lafayette for the past two years. She attended Duke and Loyola universities. She was a past state president of the Episcopal Women of the Church and a member of the Circle Review, Stewart Clan, Orleans Club, New Orleans Country Club, Le Petit Salon, Daughters of 1812 and Spirit of '76 Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Survivors include a daughter, Patricia Holmes Boudreaux; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held today at 10 a.m. at St. Martin's Episcopal Church, 2216 Metairie Road, Metairie. Visitation will begin at 9:30 a.m. Burial will be in Metairie Cemetery. Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Mattie Theresa Sheridan, a homemaker, died Friday of undetermined causes at University Hospital. She was 73. Mrs. Sheridan was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. She attended Booker T. Washington High School. Survivors include a daughter, Jacqueline Jocelyn Sheridan. A funeral will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at Gertrude Geddes Willis Funeral Home, 2120 Jackson Ave. Visitation will begin at 8:30 a.m. Burial will be in Providence Memorial Park.

Hester O. White, a retired physical therapy aide at Charity Hospital, died Tuesday at Memorial Medical Center. She was 91. Mrs. White was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. A Mass will be said Friday at 11 a.m. at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, 6828 Chef Menteur Highway. Visitation will begin Friday at 9 a.m. Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Park. D.W. Rhodes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Keith Joseph Smith, a former builder for Brand Scaffold Services, died Monday at Chalmette Medical Center of a gun shot wound. He was 27. Mr. Smith was born in New Orleans and lived in Meraux. Survivors include his mother, Judith Hughes Hardy; five brothers, Bruce, Bobby and Lee Naquin and Dave and Glenn Smith; a sister, Bitsy Serigne; and his grandmother, Heloise Hughes. A funeral will be held today at 1:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Arabi, 7500 W. Judge Perez Drive. Visitation will begin at 11:30 a.m. Burial will be in St. Bernard Memorial Gardens. Vickers Northshore Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Lacie Mae White, a lab technician, died Sunday of undetermined causes at Tulane University Medical Center. She was 46. Mrs. White was born in Cankton and lived in New Orleans. Survivors include her companion, Preston Goffner; two sons, Joseph and Charles Wheeler; a daughter, Merletric Wheeler; her foster parents, Loney and Annie Bell Henry; three brothers; eight sisters; and a grandchild. A funeral will be held Friday at 8 p.m. at First Corinthian Baptist Church, 2527 Burgundy St. Visitation will begin Friday at 5 p.m. Dismissal will be Saturday at noon at Sunrise Baptist Church in Bristol. Burial will be in the Bristol church's cemetery. Gaskin-Tilly Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

James W. "Casey" Wright, a retired technical engineer for Boeing Aerospace, died Monday of an aneurysm at Slidell Memorial Hospital. He was 76. Mr. Wright was born in Amy, Mo., and lived in Frederick, Okla., before moving to Slidell 35 years ago. He spent 32 years in the Navy and served in the Pacific during World War II. He was a member of Frederick Lodge No. 249, AF&AM, and Scottish Rite. He was a member and former president of the Ozone Amateur Radio Club and a member of First Methodist Church in Frederick. Survivors include his wife, Erbie V. "Jenny" Wright; a daughter, Adonna Gay Wright Bruser of Baton Rouge; a sister, Marie W. Reece of Tipton, Okla.; and four grandchildren. A Masonic service will be held today at 8 p.m. at Honaker Funeral Home, 1751 Gause Blvd. West, Slidell. Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Burial with military honors will be Friday at 10:30 a.m. at the National Cemetery in Biloxi, Miss.

Doris Marie Broussard Viltz, a homemaker, died Saturday of cancer at her home. She was 64. Mrs. Viltz was born in Delcambre, grew up in New Iberia and lived in New Orleans for the past 42 years. Survivors include four sons, John, Kevin, Frank and Shawn Viltz; a daughter, Javetta Viltz Melancon; two brothers, Harold and Michael Broussard; five sisters, Elizabeth Jeanminette, Marie Bertha Washington, Geraldine Augusta, and Loris and Viola Broussard; and 16 grandchildren. A funeral will be held Saturday at noon at Gertrude Geddes Willis Funeral Home, 2120 Jackson Ave. Visitation will begin Saturday at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Restlawn Park.

Miguel Angel Viloria, a former security consultant with Sonitrol of New Orleans, died Monday of a pulmonary embolism at his home. He was 36. Mr. Viloria was born in Caracas, Venezuela, and lived in Mandeville for the past three years. He was the owner of Golf Central in Santa Rosa, Calif., and a member of Covington Country Club and the Louisiana Scratch Tour. Survivors include his wife, Erin O'Hara Viloria; three daughters, Sabrina, Haley R. and Gabrielle B. Viloria; his mother, Elena Viloria; a brother, Gustavo Viloria; and two sisters, Angelina and Elena Viloria. A funeral will be held Friday at 4 p.m. at E.J. Fielding Funeral Home, 2260 W. 21st Ave., Covington. Visitation will begin at 3 p.m.

Nov. 20, 1998

James G. Alevizo, a retired merchant seaman, died Tuesday at Terrebonne General Medical Center in Houma. He was 90. Mr. Alevizo was born in Lowell, Mass., and lived in Lacombe before moving to Houma a year ago. Survivors include his wife, Vetta Vardell Gilbert Alevizo. A funeral was held Thursday at Honaker Funeral Home in Slidell. Burial was in Forest Lawn Cemetery.

Alvin Dermillion "John Dee" Armour Sr., a beer salesman, died Monday of undetermined causes at Memorial Medical Center. He was 55. Mr. Armour was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. He worked for Crown Beverage Co., Dixie Brewing Co. and Boh Bros. Construction Co. He was a member of Mercy Seat Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Elaine Edgerson Armour; three sons, Raymond Armour Sr. of Atlanta and Alvin Jr. and Donell Armour Sr.; eight brothers, Henry, Herman, Louis, Nelson, Melvin, Jules, Theodore and Mitchell Armour Jr.; three sisters, Evelyn A. May, Brunetta A. Moore and Shirley A. Jones; and 14 grandchildren. A funeral will be held Saturday at 9 a.m. at Mercy Seat Baptist Church, 2031 Caffin Ave. Visitation will be today from 4 to 8 p.m. at Gaskin-Tilly Mortuary, 1225 N. Rampart St., and Saturday from 8 to 9 a.m. at the church. Burial will be in Holt Cemetery.

Rose Marie Thomas Bennett, a self-employed seamstress and cook, died Sunday of cancer at University Hospital. She was 51. Mrs. Bennett was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. She graduated from Joseph S. Clark High School. Survivors include five sons, Ronnie Slyvester, Bryan Stipling and August, Keith and Therin Bennett; a daughter, Demetrice Bennett; two brothers, Alfred and Michael Thomas; five sisters, Gloria Green, Shirley Batiste and Brenda, OraLee and Wanda Jean Thomas; and 20 grandchildren. A funeral will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at D.W. Rhodes Funeral Home, 3933 Washington Ave. Visitation will begin Saturday at 8 a.m. Burial will be in Providence Memorial Park.

Neva Marie Noble Cassube, a homemaker, died Wednesday at Pendleton Memorial Methodist Hospital. She was 86. Mrs. Cassube was born in Logansport, Ind., and lived in Sanford, Fla., for many years and in New Orleans for the past nine years. Survivors include two daughters, Patricia C. Krider of Collingdale, Pa., and Barbara C. Haynes; a brother, Wayne Noble of Safford, Ariz.; a sister, Pauline Sheehan of Logansport; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. A funeral will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at Bultman Funeral Home, 3338 St. Charles Ave. Visitation will begin at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Metairie Cemetery.

Lisa Lynette Lee Cox, a certified nursing assistant, died Tuesday of heart failure at her home. She was 27. Mrs. Cox was born in Bogalusa and lived in Mount Hermon before moving to Harvey 10 years ago. She graduated from Mount Hermon High School, Delta College and Metropolitan Institute. She worked for Cher-AMI Homes, Stonebridge Convalescent Center and Lisa Little Loveables. She was a member of New Salem Church of Christ Holiness. Survivors include her husband, Thomas Jefferson Cox Jr.; a daughter, Tahira Tiae Lee; her father, Winfred Dyson of Wilmer; her mother, Phyllis Lee Barnes of Mount Hermon; a brother, Bryan Lee of Mount Hermon; a sister, Patricia Barnes of Mount Hermon; her grandfather, Bennie A. Lee of Folsom; and her stepgrandmother, Bessie Lee of Folsom. A funeral will be held Saturday at noon at Bethel Church of Christ Holiness, 25333 Harvey Road, Franklinton. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Burial will be in Bethel Cemetery. Crain & Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

William Thomas Crump III, a retired federal employee, died Saturday of injuries suffered in a traffic accident in Opelousas. He was 50. Mr. Crump was born in New Orleans and lived in St. Rose for the past year. He graduated from Archbishop Shaw High School and attended the University of New Mexico. He was an Air Force veteran of the Vietnam War and was awarded the Purple Heart. He was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No.7732, the Vietnam Veterans of America and St. Charles United Methodist Church. Survivors include his wife, Lisa Annette Williams Crump; two sons, Eric James and Timothy Easten Crump; three daughters, Amy Annette, Alexis Elizabeth and Jessica Rita Crump; his father, William Thomas Crump II; two sisters, Patricia Crump Nastasi and Odelia Crump Parker; and a grandchild. A memorial service will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at St. Charles United Methodist Church, 1905 Ormond Blvd., Destrehan.

Paul Davis, a retired waiter at Kabby's Restaurant in the New Orleans Hilton Hotel, died Wednesday of heart disease at Ochsner Foundation Hospital. He was 74. Mr. Davis was born in Hillsboro, Ohio, and lived in the New Orleans area for the past 50 years, most recently in Metairie. He was a Coast Guard and Merchant Marine veteran of World War II and was awarded the Merchant Marine Emblem, Atlantic War Zone Bar and Combat Bar with Stars. Survivors include his wife, Carol Davis; a daughter, Lauren Rae Davis of New Orleans; and two sisters, Garnett Cartwright and Pauline Rhubert, both of Xenia, Ohio. No services will be held. L.A. Muhleisen & Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Lisa Ann Billiot Detillier, a homemaker, died Wednesday of undetermined causes at St. Charles Manor Nursing Home in Luling. She was 34. Mrs. Detillier was born in Raceland and lived in Lockport for 20 years and in Ama for the past 14 years. Survivors include her husband, John Gilbert Detillier Jr.; three daughters, Sarah, Mary and Celeste Detillier; her father, Magnelta Billiot; her mother, Elvira Billiot; five brothers, Steve, Melvin, Russell, Irvin and Magnelta Billiot Jr.; and four sisters, Thelma Griffin, Joyce Crosby, Velma Boudreaux and Frances Loupe. A Mass will be said Saturday at 10 a.m. at St. Mark's Catholic Church in Ama. Burial will be in St. Charles Mausoleum in Luling. Falgout Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Louise Alice Lacher Elizardi, a homemaker, died Saturday at her home. She was 86. Mrs. Elizardi was born in New Orleans and lived in Houston. She attended Loyola University Law School. She was a member of the Houston Country Club, the Houston Club, the Petroleum Club, Allegro, the New Orleans Country Club and Le Petit Salon. Survivors include her daughter, Betty Pace Elizardi Bland; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. A memorial service was held Wednesday at St. Luke's United Methodist Church in Houston. Burial was in Lake Lawn Metairie Cemetery in New Orleans.

Antoine England, a laborer and short-order cook at the Hard Rock Cafe, died Tuesday of gunshot wounds in the 2800 block of Clara Street. He was 22. Mr. England was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. He was a member of New Home Full Gospel Ministries. Survivors include two daughters, Toinieika England and Se-Hara Polk; his father, Winston Love; his mother, Lillie Bea England; a brother, Brian England; three sisters, Pamela and Monica England and Sharonda Love; and his grandparents, Mary Washington, Herbert Williams, and Horace and Louise Love. 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.

Lloyd James "Pappy" Ferdinand, a retired operator for Kaiser/LaRoche Chemicals, died Nov. 13 of complications from diabetes at Baton Rouge General Medical Center. He was 62. Mr. Ferdinand was a lifelong resident of Lutcher. He was a member of Lloyd Ferdinand and the Singing Allstars, and the Golden Harmonizers. Survivors include his wife, Artie Ferdinand; four sons, Troy Ferdinand of Norfolk, Va., Nathaniel Ferdinand of Gramercy, Lloyd Ferdinand Jr. of Paulina and Craig Ferdinand; two daughters, Claudia Williams of Paulina and Keisha Goff of LaPlace; his mother, Alzetta Ackers of Vacherie; two sisters, Earline and Lula Ferdinand; and 11 grandchildren. A wake will be held today at 7:30 p.m. at King Triumph Baptist Church on Lionel Washington Street in Lutcher. Visitation will begin at 5 p.m. A funeral will be held Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at the church. Burial will be in Golden Wreath Cemetery in Lutcher. Brazil-Watson Funeral Home in Donaldsonville is in charge of arrangements.

Viola Bruntion Flowers, a retired health-care worker, died Monday at Stonebridge Convalescent Center. She was 81. Mrs. Flowers was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. Survivors include a son, John Williams; a daughter, Debra Flowers-Maxon; 12 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. A funeral will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at Mount Zion Baptist Church, 2200 Dumaine St. Burial will be in Lake Lawn Park Cemetery. D.W. Rhodes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Lucille Forman, a cook, died Wednesday of heart failure at Pendleton Memorial Method ist Hospital. She was 70. Mrs. Forman was born in Ferriday and lived in New Orleans. Survivors include four sons, Bonnie Lawrence, Glenn Beverly, and Larry and Michael Forman; three daughters, Mortie Allen, Dornishey Forman and Carolyn Mayo; three brothers, James, Roy and Roges Forman Jr.; two sisters, Doris O'Neal and Lannie Lawrence; 30 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren. A funeral will be held Saturday at 9 a.m. at Gertrude Geddes Willis Funeral Home, 2120 Jackson Ave. Visitation will begin Saturday at 8 a.m. Burial will be in Providence Memorial Park.

Crystal Monique Gilmore, a fifth-grade student at Crocker Elementary School, died Nov. 12 of cancer at Children's Hospital. She was 11. Miss Gil more was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. She was a former student at Danneel Elementary School. Survivors include her father, Michael Ray Combs; her mother, Linda Fay Gilmore Combs; a brother, Eric Gilmore; and her grandmother, Viella Combs. A funeral will be held Saturday at noon at Dorothy Lawless Mortuary, 3825 Washington Ave. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Providence Memorial Park.

Farrell "Red Bird" Heltz, a code inspector for the St. John the Baptist Parish Roads and Bridges Department, died Saturday at East Jefferson General Hospital of injuries suffered in a traffic accident. He was 51. Mr. Heltz was born in Reserve and lived in LaPlace for the past 21 years. He was a former employee of Avondale Shipyards and owned Red Bird's Aluminum, a fabrication shop. Survivors include his wife, Jeannie Hughes Heltz; two sons, Darrell and Darren Heltz; a daughter, Danielle Heltz Paciera; his mother, Esther Roussel Heltz of Reserve; and a sister, Cynthia Heltz Scioneaux. Burial was in St. Peter Cemetery in Reserve. Millet-Guidry Funeral Home handled arrangements.


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