Miscellaneous Orleans Parish, Louisiana Obituaries - 1998

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Nov. 30, 1998

JOYCE M. WALL Joyce M. Wall, a retired medical secretary, was found dead Friday after a fall at her home in Algiers. She was 63. Mrs. Wall was born in Wichita, Kan., and lived in New Orleans for the past 45 years. She was a member of Aurora United Methodist Church, where she taught Sunday school and Bible school. Survivors include two sons, Steve and Greg Wall; a daughter, Debbie Rittiner; and five grandchildren. A funeral will be held Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Aurora United Methodist Church, 3300 Eton St., Algiers. Visitation will begin at 10:30 a.m. Burial will be in Westlawn Memorial Park. Mothe Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

LINUS L. COIGNET SR. 

Linus L. Coignet Sr., a retired Postal Service letter carrier, died Saturday of colon cancer at Memorial Medical Center. He was 73. Mr. Coignet was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. He was an Army veteran and a former member of the Autocrat Social and Pleasure Club, St. Augustine High School Booster Club and Vikings Carnival Club. Survivors include two sons, Kenneth and Linus Coignet Jr.; two daughters, Mavis C. Weiss and Rhonda C. Floyd; a brother, Howard Coignet; a sister, Dorothy C. Stanley; and four grandchildren. A Mass will be said Tuesday at noon at St. Gabriel the Archangel Catholic Church, 4700 Pineda St. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m., with recitation of the rosary at 11 a.m. Burial will be in St. Roch Cemetery. D.W. Rhodes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

ISAAC ATKINS JR.

Isaac Atkins Jr., a retired nurse's assistant at the Veterans Administration Medical Center, died Thursday of heart failure at Touro Infirmary. He was 73. Mr. Atkins was born in Bush Grove and lived in Metairie for the past 43 years. He graduated from Straight Business College. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of Thomas United Methodist Church, the Methodist Men and Alvin E. Armstrong Chapter No.15 of the Disabled American Veterans. Survivors include his wife, Daisy Norman Atkins; five sons, Norman, Carl, Craig, Gerard and Isaac Atkins III; two daughters, Rita A. McKinnis and Anita Atkins; three sisters, Martha Lee, Hester Atkins and Josephine Williams; 11 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. A funeral will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Thomas United Methodist Church, 420 Webster St., Kenner. Visitation will be today from 7 to 9 p.m. at L.A. Muhleisen & Son Funeral Home, 2607 Williams Blvd., Kenner. Burial will be in Providence Memorial Park.

MORRIS R. ALFRED 

Morris R. Alfred, a retired St. Tammany Parish teacher and school administrator, died Friday at his home. He was 84. Mr. Alfred was born in Starling and lived in Lacombe for many years. He earned a master's degree in education from Southern University. He was an Army veteran. Survivors include four sons, Wendell Morris Alfred of Houston, Gerald Reginald Alfred of Coppell, Texas, Cornell Stephen Alfred of Richardson, Texas, and Jamie Tremayne Alfred of Folsom; two daughters, Gwendolyn LaCroix of Cincinnati and Diedra Harrison of Garland, Texas; three brothers, Stanley, John and Samuel Emmitt Alfred, all of Slidell; and four grandchildren. A Mass will be said Tuesday at noon at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 28088 Main St., Lacombe. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Burial will be private. D.W. Rhodes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

EVELYN LOIS BURROWS AUTHEMENT 

Evelyn Lois Burrows Authement, a retired credit clerk, died Thursday of heart failure at West Jefferson Medical Center. She was 74. Mrs. Authement was born in Algiers and lived in Harvey for the past 56 years. She was a parishioner of St. Martha Catholic Church in Harvey. Survivors include her husband, Woodrow L. Authement; two daughters, Denise M. Authement and Carolyn A. Levet; two sisters, Lillian B. Wells and Mildred B. Morgan; and three grandchildren. A Mass will be said today at 11 a.m. at St. Martha Catholic Church, 2555 Apollo Ave., Harvey. Visitation will be from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Mothe Funeral Home, 2100 West Bank Expressway. Burial will be in Westlawn Memorial Park.

CAPT. LOUIS A. GILMORE SR.

Capt. Louis A. Gilmore Sr., a retired yacht captain, died Friday at East Jefferson General Hospital. He was 83. Capt. Gilmore was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. He worked for the estate of William G. Helis. He also was a former landing craft builder for Higgins Inc. and an instructor for Army and Navy personnel on the use of landing craft. He was in the Marine Corps before World War II and the Navy during the war, serving in the Pacific. He was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No.351, American Legion Post No.114, the People Program and the Lakeview Shepherd Center. Survivors include his wife, Burdette F. Gilmore; a daughter, Linda Gilmore Dunn; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. A Mass will be said today at 1 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.

JERRY GRAFFATO SR.

Jerry Graffato Sr., a retired tugboat deckhand for J. Ray McDermott Co., died Friday of a heart attack at Meadowcrest Hospital. He was 63. Mr. Graffato was born in New Orleans and lived in Harvey for the past 30 years. He was a member of the David Crockett Volunteer Fire Co. Survivors include his wife, Judy Rabeneck Graffato; a son, Jerry Graffato Jr.; a daughter, Lori Avery; a sister, Anna Mae Rome; and two grandchildren. A Mass will be said today at 1 p.m. at Mothe Funeral Home, 2100 West Bank Expressway, Harvey. Visitation will begin at 8 a.m. Burial will be in Restlawn Park.

ALFRED FRANCIS HAYDEL

Alfred Francis Haydel, former owner of A.F. Haydel Supermarket, died Saturday at Wynhoven Health Care Center in Marrero. He was 100. Mr. Haydel was born in Geismar and lived in Westwego for the past 66 years. He was a parishioner of Our Lady of Prompt Succor Catholic Church and a member of Monsignor Peter M. Wynhoven Council No.3091 and the Monsignor Richard Fourth Degree Assembly of the Knights of Columbus. Survivors include four daughters, Irene H. Warren of Stamford, Conn., Shirley H. Quick of Kenner, Maude H. Temento and Marie H. Uzee; a sister, Della H. Himel; 17 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. A Mass will be said Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Prompt Succor Catholic Church, 146 Fourth St., Westwego. Visitation will be today from 6 to 10 p.m. and Tuesday from 8 to 10 a.m. at Mothe Funeral Home, 2100 West Bank Expressway, Harvey. Burial will be in Westlawn Memorial Park.

IONA TROG LAPRIME

Iona Trog Laprime, a retired secretary, died Friday of cancer at Chalmette Medical Center. She was 86. Mrs. Laprime was born in New Orleans and lived in Arabi for the past 45 years. She was a past president of the Ladies Auxiliary of Hinton Causey Post No.7194 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and a past president of District No.1 of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary. She was a member of the St. Bernard Chapter of the American Red Cross and the St. Bernard Society for Crippled Children and Adults. Survivors include two daughters, Dorothy Delaune and Carolyn Deano; a sister, Alice Twiggs; eight grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. A Mass will be said today at 1:30 p.m. at St. Bernard Memorial Funeral Home, 701 W. Virtue St., Chalmette. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Burial will be in St. Vincent de Paul Mausoleum.

LOUIS MARTIN

Louis Martin, a retired chef for Etienne's Cui sine Francais Restaurant, died Thursday at Metropolitan Hospice. He was 78. Mr. Martin was born in Union and lived in New Orleans for the past 60 years. He was an Army veteran. Survivors include his wife, Mary "Helen" Valentine Martin; six sons, James Martin of Richardson, Texas, Lloyd Martin of Berkeley, Calif., and Robert, Ronald, Glenn Paul and Rogers Martin; five daughters, Helen M. Connelly, Carolyn M. Williams, Marilyn M. Turbinton, Betty M. Williams Fosselman and Barbara M. Watkins; 21 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. A Mass will be said Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Holy Ghost Catholic Church, 2015 Louisiana Ave. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Burial will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery. D.W. Rhodes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

JULIE ANN MILLER

Julie Ann Miller, a student at the University of New Orleans, died Nov. 21 of a brain tumor at her home. She was 31. Ms. Miller was born in New Orleans and lived in Kenner for many years. Survivors include her father, Raymond Glenn Miller; her mother, Marie Allain; and a sister, Terry Miller Weiss. A Mass will be said today at 6 p.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, 1908 Short St., Kenner. Burial will be in Garden of Memories. Tharp-Sontheimer-Tharp Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

GLORIA M. OCHOA

Gloria M. Ochoa, a seamstress, died Thursday of heart failure at Northwest Memorial Hospital in Chicago. She was 75. Mrs. Ochoa was born in New Orleans and lived in Metairie for the past 15 years. Survivors include her husband, Alberto B. Ochoa; three sons, William, Ralph and Louis Ochoa; three daughters, Beatriz O. Hardy, Gloria O. Campo and Luz Stella Ochoa; two brothers, Benjamin and Joseph Ivan Jaramillo; two sisters, Ruby Zuleta and Ligia Molina; 10 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. A Mass will be said Tuesday at noon at L.A. Muhleisen & Son Funeral Home, 2607 Williams Blvd., Kenner. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Lake Lawn Park Cemetery.

SGT. MAJ. SIDNEY E. RICHARDSON JR.

Sgt. Maj. Sidney E. Richardson Jr., a retired Army veteran, died Nov. 13 at the Veterans Home of Califor nia in Yountville, Calif. He was 81. Sgt. Maj. Richardson was born in New Orleans and lived in Yountville for the past 10 years. He spent 30 years in the Army and was a veteran of World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. He was awarded the European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with four Bronze Stars, American Defense Service Medal, Air Medal with four Oak Leaf Clusters, National Defense Service Medal with one Oak Leaf Cluster, Armed Forces Reserve Medal, Senior Army Aviator Badge, Army Commendation Medal with one Oak Leaf Cluster and Good Conduct Medal. Survivors include a son, Sidney E. Richardson III of Keller, Texas; a daughter, Sandra S. Martin of Kenner; a stepson, Gunter W. Deininger of California; his parents, Sidney E. Richardson and Bertha LaPlace, both of New Orleans; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. A wake will be held Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Advent Funeral Service in Falls Church, Va. Burial will be Thursday at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va.

ROBERT KENNETH SMITH

Robert Kenneth Smith, a retired state employee in Baton Rouge, died Friday of complications from Alzheimer's disease at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Biloxi, Miss. He was 74. Mr. Smith was born in Oil City, Pa., and lived in Mandeville. He was an Army Air Corps veteran of World War II and became a prisoner of war in Germany. He graduated from Tulane University School of Engineering and was in the Army Corps of Engineers during the Korean War. He also was a former general manager for Hayes Dairy and Ozark National Life Insurance Co. He was a past commander of the Red Stick Chapter of the American Legion Ex-Prisoners of War and the Veterans of Foreign Wars post in Baton Rouge. Survivors include a son, Robert K. Smith Jr.; two daughters, Cissie Chavers and Lisann Cheaney; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. A funeral will be held today at 1 p.m. at Jacob Schoen & Son Funeral Home, 3827 Canal St. Visitation will begin at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Metairie Cemetery.


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