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Jan. 5, 1999

LESLIE LOUISE BARBACK CARROLL

Leslie Louise Barback Carroll, a homemaker, died Sunday of a heart attack at West Jefferson Medical Center. She was 53. Mrs. Carroll was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. Survivors include her husband, Kenneth Eugene Carroll; three sons, Kenneth Michael, Jason Patrick and Steven Thomas Carroll; a daughter, Kelly Ann Carroll; her parents, Lester and Isabel DiRosa Barback; two brothers, Lester and David Barback; three sisters, Isabel Wingerter, Susan Finney and Joan Hailey; and a grandchild. A Mass will be said Wednesday at 1 p.m. at St. Dominic Catholic Church, 775 Harrison Ave. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd. Burial will be in Lake Lawn Mausoleum.

JASON ADLER CLOTWORTHY

Jason Adler Clotworthy, a student at the University of Tennessee, died Saturday at his home. He was 19. Mr. Clotworthy was born in New Orleans and lived in Metairie all his life. He graduated from St. Martin's Episcopal School, where he received the Coaches Award in football, the Captain's Award in baseball and the Glen "Abe" Martin Award for outstanding athlete. He was a member of Carrollton Presbyterian Church, Alpha Tau Omega fraternity and the Squires, Apollo and Hermes organizations. Survivors include his father, John Octave Clotworthy; his mother, Laura Adler Clotworthy; a sister, Corinne Florence Clotworthy; and his grandparents, Hubert and Georganne Schmidt Clotworthy and Florence Lazarus Levy Adler. A funeral will be held today at 1 p.m. at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd. Visitation will begin at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Metairie Cemetery.

ARCHIE J. COOLEY

Archie J. Cooley, a retired carpenter, died Sunday at Metropolitan Hospice. He was 80. Mr. Cooley was born in Abita Springs and lived in Metairie. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. He was a member of Carpenters Local Union No.1846, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6640 and American Legion Post 175. He was a former president of the River Region Beekeepers Organization and was active with the Crescent City Farmers Market and the People Program. Survivors include his wife, Iris Quinn Cooley; two stepsons, Gregory P. and Louis J. Braquet Jr.; and four stepgrandchildren. A Mass will be said today at 11 a.m. at Leitz-Eagan Funeral Home, 4747 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery.

GERARDO DIAZ SR.

Gerardo Diaz Sr., a retired merchant seaman, died Dec. 27 of respiratory failure at Chalmette Medical Center. He was 77. Mr. Diaz was born in New York City and lived in St. Bernard Parish for the past 55 years. He was an Army veteran of World War II and a Mason. Survivors include two sons, Joseph W. and Gerardo Diaz Jr.; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. A funeral will be held Wednesday at 7 p.m. at St. Bernard Memorial Funeral Home, 701 W. Virtue St., Chalmette. Visitation will be from 6 to 10 p.m. Burial will be private.

AGNES GUILLION DUPRE

Agnes Guillion Dupre, a homemaker, died Wednesday at Physicians Hospital. She was 94. Ms. Guillion was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. She was a parishioner of Epiphany Catholic Church. Survivors include a son, Antoine J. Dupre Jr.; six grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. A Mass will be said today at 11:30 a.m. at Epiphany Catholic Church, 1949 Duels St. Visitation will begin at 9:30 a.m. Burial will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery. D.W. Rhodes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

ROSAMOND ELIZABETH EGGERS

Rosamond Elizabeth Eggers, a retired crystal, china and sterling silver buyer for Adler's Jewelers, died Dec. 26 of cancer at Touro Infirmary. She was 87. Mrs. Eggers was born in Howard, S.D., and lived in New Orleans for many years. She worked at Adler's for more than 30 years. She was a parishioner of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church. Survivors include a son, William Charles Eggers of Overland Park, Kan.; two sisters, Charlotte Grammer of Tucson, Ariz., and Lorraine Jacobson of Sioux Falls, S.D.; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. A memorial Mass will be said Saturday at 9:30 a.m. at Chateau de Notre Dame Nursing Home, 2832 Burdette St. Burial will be in Mount Moriah Cemetery in Kansas City, Mo. Bultman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

RONALD LEONARD EVANS

Ronald Leonard Evans, a retired commercial fisher for Quinn Menhaden Fisheries, died Monday of kidney failure at Touro-Shakspeare Nursing Home. He was 57. Mr. Evans was born in Port Sulphur and lived in New Orleans for many years. Survivors include his foster mother, Lola A. Moore, and a sister, Agnes Cosse Ross. A wake and funeral will be held Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Murray Henderson Funeral Home, 1209 Teche St., Algiers. Burial will be private.

FRANK JOSEPH FAHRENBACHER

Frank Joseph Fahrenbacher, a retired shop foreman for Yale Materials, died Dec. 27 at Lifecare Hospital. He was 82. Mr. Fahrenbacher was born in Springfield, Ill., and lived in Chalmette for the past 45 years. He was an Army veteran of World War II and a member of St. Bernard United Methodist Church. Survivors include his wife, Lois Philbrook Fahrenbacher; two sons, Ronald and Richard Fahrenbacher; two daughters, Suellen Fahrenbacher and Terry Lynn Olson; two brothers, Henry and Bob Fahrenbacher; and 11 grandchildren. A funeral will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. at St. Bernard United Methodist Church, 115 E. D'Amour St., Chalmette. Visitation will be today from 6 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday from 9 to 10 a.m. Burial will be in Lake Lawn Park Mausoleum. St. Bernard Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

FREDERICK D. FOLEY II

Frederick D. Foley II, a photographer for Portraits Inc., died Thursday of a stroke at University Hospital. He was 71. Mr. Foley was born in Natchez, Miss., and lived in New Orleans for many years. He was a parishioner of Holy Ghost Catholic Church, where he was a eucharistic minister and a member of the rosary broadcast. Survivors include his wife, Rachel H. Foley; four sons, Frederick B. Haley and Gilbert A. Sr., Rene J. and Frederick D. Foley Jr.; two daughters, Myra J. Foley and Roxanne F. Brunious; his mother, Rosalie Lewis Foley; a brother, Charles Foley; a sister, Mary Rose Fletcher; 16 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. A Mass will be said Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Ghost Catholic Church, 2015 Louisiana Ave. Visitation will begin Wednesday at 9 a.m. Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Park. Estelle J. Wilson Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

COL. WILLIAM ARTHUR GRESHAM

Col. William Arthur Gresham, a retired Army colonel, died Thursday of complications from a stroke at St. Tammany Parish Hospital. He was 79. Col. Gresham was born in Jackson, Miss., and lived in Covington for the past 23 years. He graduated from Central High School and Mississippi State University. He spent 34 years in the Army. Among his assignments were military attache to Nepal and Army attache to Argentina. Both countries awarded him commendation medals, and he also was awarded three Legion of Merit awards. He was a 32nd-degree Mason, a Rotarian and a lay reader at Christ Episcopal Church for 15 years. Survivors include his wife, Juanita Dowdy Gresham; two daughters, Gail G. Hamlin and Catherine G. Homan; three sisters, Ethel P. Stubblefield, Erline E. Gresham and Nita P. Musselwhite; and two grandchildren. A memorial service will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Christ Episcopal Church, 120 S. New Hampshire St., Covington. Burial will be in Arlington National Cemetery in Washington. E.J. Fielding Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

LILLIAN HARVEY

Lillian Harvey, a retired homemaker, died Saturday at Riverview Medical Center in Gonzales. She was 84. Mrs. Harvey was a lifelong resident of Convent. Survivors include five sons, Clarence Harvey of Gonzales and Shedrick Jr., James, Lois and Lionel Harvey Sr.; and a sister, Irma Diggs of New Orleans. A funeral will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Mount Pilgrim Baptist Church in Convent. Visitation will be today from 4 to 8 p.m. at Lawson-Rollins Purple Shield Funeral Home in Gonzales.

MAGGIE HOWARD

Maggie Howard, a homemaker, died Dec. 29 of a stroke at Touro Infirmary. She was 81. Mrs. Howard was born in McComb, Miss., and lived in New Orleans for the past 55 years. Survivors include two sons, George and Gerald Howard; two daughters, Creola Carter and Olivia Howard; 22 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. A funeral will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Majestic Mortuary, 1833 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd. Visitation will begin Wednesday at 9 a.m. Burial will be in Providence Memorial Park.

EMELDA V. JEFFERSON

Emelda V. Jefferson, a retired seamstress for Deansgate Manufacturing Co., died Saturday of cardiac arrest at Ochsner Foundation Hospital. She was 74. Ms. Jefferson was born in Convent and lived in New Orleans for the past 70 years. She attended St. Monica and Danneel schools. She worked for Deansgate for more than 30 years. Survivors include a stepson, Selwyn T. Jefferson of Compton, Calif.; two brothers, Wallace and Adrian Valentine Sr.; and a sister, Gwendolyn V. Drew of New York City. A funeral will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at D.W. Rhodes Funeral Home, 3933 Washington Ave. Visitation will begin Wednesday at 9 a.m. Burial will be in Providence Memorial Park.

THOMAS V. KIRK

Thomas V. Kirk, a retired U.S. Postal Service clerk, died Saturday of lung cancer at East Jefferson General Hospital. He was 75. Mr. Kirk was born in Trenton, N.J., and lived in Metairie for the past 49 years. He was an Army corporal during World War II and was a prisoner of war in Germany. He was awarded three Bronze Stars, the Purple Heart, the Good Conduct Medal, the Victory Medal and the POW Medal. Survivors include two daughters, Lorraine K. Cucchiara and Kathleen K. Wilbert, and two grandchildren. A Mass will be said today at noon at Leitz-Eagan Funeral Home, 4747 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie. Burial will be in Lake Lawn Mausoleum.

SHIRLEY GERALDINE 'JERRY' McCORMICK

Shirley Geraldine "Jerry" McCormick, a homemaker, died Friday of cancer at her home. She was 68. Ms. McCormick was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. She was a member of Central Missionary Baptist Church. Survivors include four sons, Arnold, Troy Sr., Rodrick Sr. and Howard McCormick Jr.; seven daughters, Geraldine Porter, Twyla Rattler, Selbra and Tonya Jackson, Travelle Jones, and Wanda and Terri McCormick; a sister, Audrey Charles; 26 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. A funeral will be held Friday at 10 a.m. at Central Missionary Baptist Church, 1438 Alabo St. Visitation will be Thursday from 3 to 7 p.m. at D.W. Rhodes Funeral Home, 3933 Washington Ave., and Friday from 9 to 10 a.m. at the church. Burial will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery.

HELEN MAY GROVES MEQUET

Helen May Groves Mequet, a retired legal secretary, died Sunday of respiratory failure at her home. She was 82. Mrs. Mequet was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. She graduated from Holy Name of Jesus School. Survivors include her husband, Edmund Michael Mequet; a son, Michael Groves Mequet of Bothell, Wash.; three daughters, Angela Mequet Carll, Barbara Mequet Cressy and Mary Claudia Mequet Hollier; two brothers, James and William Groves; 13 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. A Mass will be said Wednesday at 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 3200 Canal St. Visitation will begin Wednesday at 9 a.m. Burial will be in Hope Mausoleum. Jacob Schoen & Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

OLLIE GUIDROZ TASSIN

Ollie Guidroz Tassin, a homemaker, died Saturday of a heart attack at her home. She was 86. Mrs. Tassin was born in Lockport and lived in Westwego for many years. Survivors include a daughter, the Rev. Janet Marie Guillot; a sister, Elise Tassin; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. A funeral will be held today at 11 a.m. at Mothe Funeral Home, 7040 Lapalco Blvd., Marrero. Burial will be in Our Lady of Prompt Succor Cemetery in Westwego.

CALEB GARY TOUSSAINT

Caleb Gary Toussaint died Saturday of complications from heart surgery at Children's Hospital. He was 5 months old and lived in New Orleans. Survivors include his father, Gary Toussaint; his mother, Maria Berenice Toussaint; a brother, Jeremiah G. Toussaint; and his grandparents, Luis Alvarez of Colombia, Jeannette Blanc and Best S. Toussaint. A memorial service will be held today at 11 a.m. at Suburban Baptist Church, 10501 Chef Menteur Highway. Burial will be in Hollywood Memorial Gardens North Cemetery in Hollywood, Fla. Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

SHARON DENISE ADLINE WHITE

Sharon Denise Adline White, a homemaker, died Sunday of lupus at her home. She was 42. Ms. White was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. Survivors include a daughter, Jasmine Ke'andre White; a brother, James Walter of Chicago; and four sisters, Gwendolyn W. Jones, Rosalind White, Macqueline W. Miller and Jacqueline W. Jones. A funeral will be held Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. at D.W. Rhodes Funeral Home, 3933 Washington Ave. Visitation will begin Wednesday at 8:30 a.m. Burial will be in Lake Lawn Metairie Cemetery.

BRIAN CLAUDE MICHAEL DOBIN WIESAND

Brian Claude Michael Dobin Wiesand, a self-employed painter, died Dec. 24 of injuries suffered in a traffic accident in Atlanta. He was 37. Mr. Wiesand was born in New Orleans and lived in Atlanta for the past eight years. Survivors include his wife, Shannon Marie Wigen Wiesand; a daughter, Alia Marie Wiesand; a brother, Craig Wiesand of Mobile, Ala.; and his great-aunt, Janet Mary Riley of New Orleans. A memorial service will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Bill Head Funeral Home in Duluth, Ga.

MARIO ADELFIO SR.

Mario Adelfio Sr., a former manager for Tomba Communications, died Thursday of a heart attack at St. Tammany Parish Hospital. He was 63. Mr. Adelfio was born in New Orleans and lived in Bush for the past 20 years. Survivors include his wife, Florrie Bonner Adelfio; four sons, Mario Jr., James P., Anthony J. Sr. and John Adelfio Sr.; two daughters, Joanne A. Meyers and Jeanette A. Pastrana; a brother, Sylvain P. Adelfio; nine grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. A Mass will be said today at 11 a.m. at E.J. Fielding Funeral Home, 2260 W. 21st Ave., Covington. Burial will be in Pinecrest Memorial Gardens.

SCOTT DAVID BENOIT

Scott David Benoit, an accounting supervisor for Triple G Express Inc., died Thursday in a fireworks explosion in Harvey. He was 29. Mr. Benoit was a lifelong resident of Harahan. He was a graduate of Archbishop Rummel High School and a parishioner of St. Rita Catholic Church. He was a former employee of Southeastern Motor Freight. Survivors include his father, Eddie Benoit Sr.; his mother, Margie Melancon Benoit; four brothers, Eddie Jr., Stephen, Chris and Keith Benoit Sr.; and two sisters, Joy Mouledous and Gay Garafola. A Mass will be said Wednesday at noon at St. Rita Catholic Church, 160 Imperial Woods Drive, Harahan. Visitation will begin at 9:30 a.m. Burial will be in Garden of Memories. Leitz-Eagan Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

CATHERINE LICALI BROWN

Catherine Licali Brown, a homemaker, died Thursday at All Saints Hospital in Fort Worth, Texas. She was 85. Mrs. Brown was born in New Orleans, where she lived until moving to Fort Worth in 1996. She graduated from St. Joseph High School, where she was president of her class. Survivors include a son, Dominic Licali of Folsom; a daughter, Frances Licali Bresler; eight grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. A Mass was said Monday at Lamana-Panno-Fallo Funeral Home. Burial was in Garden of Memories.

GLORIA MAE BURAS BYRNES

Gloria Mae Buras Byrnes, a homemaker, died Monday of congestive heart failure at NorthShore Regional Medical Center. She was 71. Mrs. Byrnes was born in New Orleans and lived in Slidell for the past 21 years. Survivors include her husband, Richard A. Byrnes III; three sons, Richard A. IV, Dennis A. and Thomas A. Byrnes Sr.; a daughter, Susan Ann Byrnes Muller; and seven grandchildren. A funeral will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Schoen Funeral Home of Slidell, 3808 Pontchartrain Drive. Visitation will be today from 5:30 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday from 9 to 11 a.m. Burial will be in St. Bernard Memorial Gardens.

Jan. 6, 1999

Elton Ray Adams Jr., a retired Navy electronics engineer, died Dec. 18 of kidney failure in Winter Springs, Fla. He was 77. Mr. Adams lived in New Orleans before moving to Geneva, Fla. He was a veteran of World War II and the Korean War and retired as a chief warrant officer after 27 years in the Navy. He was a former Naval Junior ROTC instructor at Brother Martin High School in New Orleans. Survivors include his wife, Marianne Adams; four sons, Gray Adams III of Beverly Hills, Calif., Steve Adams of De Queen, Ark., Stewart Moskal of Coral Springs, Fla., and Nelson Moskal of Titusville, Fla., three daughters, Kathleen Stassi of Slidell, Arlene Adams of Titusville and Roxanne Burglund of Apex, N.C.; 17 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. A memorial service was held in Winter Springs. Baldwin-Fairchild Funeral Home in Oviedo, Fla., handled arrangements.

Roberta Gilly Anzalone, a retired clerk for Pan-American Life Insurance Co., died Monday at Chateau Living Center in Kenner. She was 89. Mrs. Anzalone was born in New Orleans and lived in Metairie for the past 45 years. She worked for Pan-American Life for 20 years. Survivors include a son, Ronald Harry; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. A funeral will be held Thursday at noon at Tharp-Sontheimer-Tharp Funeral Home, 1600 N. Causeway Blvd., Metairie. Burial will be in Lake Lawn Mausoleum.

Catherine Bode, a homemaker, died Tuesday at Chalmette Medical Center. She was 80. Mrs. Bode was born in New Orleans and lived in Metairie. Survivors include two sons, Barry and Thomas Bode; a brother, Gustave Kruebbe; two sisters, Edna M. Massey and Rita Bailey; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. No funeral will be held. L.A. Muhleisen & Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Elray J. Boudreaux Sr., a retired heavy equipment operator, died Dec. 12 of heart failure at St. Charles Hospital in Luling. He was 66. Mr. Boudreaux was born in Taft and lived in Luling for 22 years and in Chackbay for the past 10 years. Survivors include his wife, Louisa Cortez Boudreaux; two sons, Paul and Elray Boudreaux Jr.; a daughter, Toni Treichler; three stepdaughters; three brothers, Earl Flory and Henry and Guy Boudreaux; a sister, Lillian Hebert; four grandchildren; and nine stepgrandchildren. A Mass was said Dec. 14 at Thibodaux Funeral Home in Thibodaux. Burial was in St. Charles Cemetery in Luling.

Gloria "Muzzy" Brown, a homemaker, died Thursday of a heart attack at Tulane University Hospital. She was 72. Mrs. Brown was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. Survivors include three sons, Ronald and Penny Handy and Tyrone Banks; nine daughters, Joann Darby, Kneother Gibson, Beatrice Foley and Alice, Valene, Carmen, Mary, Earline and Shirlene Handy; a brother, Clarence Jones; three sisters, Joyce Picard, Mary Jones and Elaine Banks; 37 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren. A funeral will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at Cooper-Glapion Funeral Home, 2201 Caffin Ave. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Burial will be in St. Vincent de Paul Cemetery.

Bertha Mae Harris Cameron, a homemaker, died Monday at Forrest General Hospital in Hattiesburg, Miss. She was 93. Mrs. Cameron was born in Pearl River County, Miss., and lived in Picayune, Miss., before moving to Hattiesburg. Survivors include three sons, Emmett Cameron of Mobile, Ala., Larry Cameron of New Orleans and W. Don Cameron; a brother, Hershel Harris of Picayune; a sister, Alma Longino; 17 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren. A funeral will be held today at 2 p.m. at McDonald Funeral Home in Picayune. Burial will be in New Palestine Cemetery in Picayune.

Augusto de Guzman Canta, an engineer, died Monday of heart failure at North Shore Regional Medical Center in Slidell. He was 51. Mr. Canta was born in Manila, Philippines, and lived in Slidell for the past eight years. Survivors include his wife, Elpidia Cruz Canta; two sons, Noel Lee and Marco Jay Canta; three brothers, Rene, Octavio and Isidro Canta, all of the Philippines; and a sister, Julie Canta of the Philippines. A Mass will be said Thursday at 11 a.m. at St. Luke Catholic Church, 910 Cross Gates Blvd., Slidell. Visitation will be today from 7 to 10 p.m., with a vigil service at 8 p.m., and Thursday from 10 to 11 a.m. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery. Honaker Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Leonard Carbo Jr., a construction worker, died Monday of lung cancer at University Hospital. He was 45. Mr. Carbo was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. He attended Booker T. Washington High School. He was a member of New Home Ministries. Survivors include a son, Lenard Carbo; a daughter, Tamara Lynn; a stepdaughter, Rashanda Johnson; his mother, Evangeline Rogers Carbo; his stepfather, Edward Brown; two sisters, Faye Ann Carbo and Dianne Carbo Mjie; and a grandchild. A funeral will be held Thursday at 1:30 p.m. at Dorothy Lawless Mortuary, 3825 Washington Ave. Visitation will begin Thursday at 11:30 a.m. Burial will be in Providence Memorial Park.

Roberta V. White Davis, a homemaker, died Monday of cancer at West Jefferson Medical Center. She was 74. Mrs. Davis was born in Greenwood, Miss., and lived in Buras for the past 30 years. Survivors include five sons, James A., William D., Marvin G., Glenn M. and Danny Davis; a daughter, Mary J. Scanlan; two brothers, William and Howard White; two sisters, Aline Abbott and Alburna King; 16 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Visitation will be today from 6 p.m. to midnight at Mothe Funeral Home on East Gulf Drive in Triumph. A funeral will be held Friday at Garner-Harper Funeral Home in Grenada, Miss. Burial will be in Sparta Cemetery in Grenada.

Robert Joseph Denley Jr., a retired Orleans Parish schoolteacher, died Sunday of respiratory failure at Pendleton Memorial Methodist Hospital. He was 71. Mr. Denley was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. He received a bachelor's degree in industrial arts education and a master's degree in administration from Southern University in Baton Rouge. He was a Navy veteran. He also had taught in St. James Parish. He was a member of the Louisiana Retired Teachers Association, the American Association of Retired Persons, the Autocrat Social and Pleasure Club and the Seventh Ward Pilot Senior Citizens Center. Survivors include his wife, Cynthia Butler-Denley; a son, Brian Joseph Denley; a daughter, Dianne Denley Stewart; a brother, Wilkie Denley; two sisters, Alice D. Gabriel and Joyce D. Lewis; and five grandchildren. A funeral will be held Friday at 1 p.m. at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd. Visitation will begin at noon. Burial will be in All Saints Mausoleum.

Joyce Comeaux Dupre, a retired executive secretary for the Southern Rail way, died Monday of a heart attack at East Jefferson General Hospital. She was 81. Mrs. Dupre was born in Berwick and lived in New Orleans before moving to Metairie 33 years ago. She was a parishioner of St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church. Survivors include her husband, Roy J. Dupre, and a sister, Fay C. Giordano. A Mass will be said today at 2:30 p.m. at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd. Visitation will begin at 1 p.m. Burial will be in Lake Lawn Mausoleum.

Louise Margaret Rosati Fortunato, a homemaker, died Saturday of respiratory failure at West Jefferson Medical Center. She was 65. Mrs. Fortunato was born in Niagara Falls, N.Y., and lived in Marrero for the past 31 years. She was a parishioner of Visitation of Our Lady Catholic Church. Survivors include three sons, Michael J., Nicholas A. and Paul J. Fortunato; a brother, Fabian Rosati; a sister, Rebecca Mayflower; seven grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. A Mass will be said Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at Visitation of Our Lady Catholic Church, 3500 Ames Blvd., Marrero. Visitation will be today from 6 to 10 p.m. and Thursday from 8 to 10 a.m. at Mothe Funeral Home, 7040 Lapalco Blvd., Marrero. Burial will be in Westlawn Memorial Park in Gretna.

Mildred Brigtsen Kevlin Frankel, a retired housemother for Warren House of Newcomb College, died Friday at Bay View Nursing Pavilion in Clearwater, Fla. She was 89. Mrs. Frankel was born in New Orleans and lived in Clearwater for the past eight years. Survivors include a son, Ross Patrick Kevlin of Palm Harbor, Fla.; a daughter, Carol Frankel Triplett of Dallas; a stepdaughter, Courtney Frankel Wolfe of Gautier, Miss.; a sister, Anna Maria Rordam of Miami; six grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Services were private. Sylvan Abbey in Clearwater handled arrangements.

Dorothy Mae Lewis Green, a homemaker, died Dec. 30 at Memorial Medical Center. She was 75. Mrs. Green was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. She was a member of Bibleway Missionary Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, Cleveland Green Sr.; a son, Cleveland Green Jr. of Long Beach, Calif.; five daughters, Eva and Evelyn Green, Yvonne Mitchell, Gladys Gibson and June Dumas; 10 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. A funeral will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. at Bibleway Missionary Baptist Church, 3201 Orleans Ave. Visitation will begin Thursday at 8 a.m. Burial will be in St. Louis Cemetery No.3. Gertrude Geddes Willis Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Lenora Cox Guertin, a waitress at Tony Angello's Restaurant, died Saturday of undetermined causes at her home. She was 54. Mrs. Guertin was born in New Orleans and lived in Metairie. She worked at Tony Angello's for 15 years. Survivors include a brother, Johnny Dale Cox. A funeral will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd. Visitation will begin Thursday at 10 a.m.

Edward Michael Hankel Sr., a retired Navy master chief, died Dec. 21 of brain cancer at Keesler Medical Center in Biloxi, Miss. He was 55. Mr. Hankel was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. He attended Francis T. Nicholls High School. Survivors include his wife, Diane C. Hankel; a son, Edward Michael Hankel Jr.; a daughter, Desiree Marie Hankel; a brother, Harry M. Baldo Sr.; and three grandchildren. A Mass was said Dec. 23 at St. Bernard Memorial Funeral Home. Burial was private.

George Philip Helmer III, a retired mechanic, died Monday of fluid in the lungs at the Guest House of Slidell. He was 75. Mr. Helmer was born in New Orleans and lived in Slidell for the past four years. He worked for American Standard and Radiator Sanitary Corp. Survivors include his wife, Thelma B. Helmer; a son, Guy Helmer; two daughters, Rouge and Georgia Helmer; a brother, Cyril Helmer; and a sister, Coralynn Hunt. A graveside service will be held today at 2:15 p.m. at Greenwood Cemetery, 5242 Canal Blvd., New Orleans. Schoen Funeral Home of Slidell is in charge of arrangements.

Peter Eugene Jackson, a retired maintenance worker, died Friday at Tulane University Hospital. He was 75. Mr. Jackson was born in Natchez, Miss., and lived in New Orleans for the past 55 years. He was a member of Old Zion Baptist Church. Survivors include a son, Gerald Warren; two daughters, Lucille Jackson of St. Louis and Florence Stewart of Natchez; and four brothers, Isaac and David Jackson of Natchez, William Jackson of Avondale and Earl Jackson. A funeral will be held Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at Old Zion Baptist Church, 430 N. Johnson St. Visitation will begin Thursday at 9 a.m. Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Park. Dorothy Lawless Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Gussie Bell James Joseph, a seamstress and homemaker, died Friday of complications from diabetes at her home. She was 67. Mrs. Joseph was born in LaPlace and lived in Mount Airy for many years. Survivors include her husband, Henry Joseph Jr.; five sons, Hurrain and the Rev. Reginald Joseph of LaPlace, Henry Joseph of St. Rose, Ricky Joseph of Kennesaw, Ga., and Rodney Joseph; two daughters, Veronica Scott of Garyville and Valerie Keller of Destrehan; a brother, Peter James Sr. of LaPlace; three sisters, Shirley Schnyder of Reserve and Ceola Nabor and Ethel Johnson of LaPlace; 22 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. A funeral will be held today at 11 a.m. at Greater King Triumph Baptist Church, 2572 Lionel Washington St., Lutcher. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Burial will be in Providence Baptist Church Cemetery in LaPlace. Hobson-Brown Mortuary in Garyville is in charge of arrangements.

Ruben Curtis "Tamale King" Kirkland, a retired food and beverage manager, died Monday of heart failure at his home. He was 70. Mr. Kirkland was born in Summit, Miss., and lived in New Orleans for 50 years and in St. Rose for the past nine years. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. Survivors include his wife, Sheila Walls Kirkland; a son, Kirk Kirkland; three daughters, Sandra Baretela, Charmaine Allesandro and Renny Martyn; two sisters, Geraldine Kemp and Eva Lee Bryant; and seven grandchildren. A funeral will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd. Visitation will begin Thursday at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Lake Lawn Park Cemetery.

Muriel Lackey, a homemaker, died Monday of a stroke at Pendleton Memorial Methodist Hospital. She was 69. Mrs. Lackey was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. Survivors include a brother, John Luening. No funeral was held. Mothe Funeral Home handled arrangements.

Bessie C. Lizana, a retired housekeeper, died Saturday at Sunrise Nursing Home. She was 91. Mrs. Lizana was born in Labadieville and lived in Bay St. Louis, Miss., for the past 60 years. She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Knights of Peter Claver, Mother Katharine Drexel Court. Survivors include a son, Kent Taylor; two daughters, Sheila T. Twiggs and Yolanda T. Barrow; and five grandchildren. A Mass will be said Thursday at 10 a.m. at St. Rose de Lima Catholic Church, 301 Necaise St., Bay St. Louis. Burial will be in Cedar Rest Cemetery. United Funeral Services is in charge of arrangements.

Wallace Lowe Jr., a retired construction worker, died Friday of lung cancer at Touro-Shakspeare Nursing Home. He was 53. Mr. Lowe was born in New Orleans and lived in Bridge City for the past 10 years. Survivors include his wife, Anna Lowe; a son, Aaron Lowe; two stepsons, Ben Flowers and Leonard McGee; a stepdaughter, Velvet Maize; five brothers, Charles, Warren, Robert and George Lowe and Randolph Gray; and two sisters, Carolyn Wilson and Mary Lowe. A funeral will be held today at 8 p.m. at Richardson Funeral Home, 11112 Jefferson Highway, River Ridge. Burial will be in Providence Memorial Park.

William E. Moore Sr., a retired computer specialist and director of information resources for the U.S. Department of Agriculture at the Michoud Assembly Facility, died Sunday of cancer at East Jefferson General Hospital. He was 67. Mr. Moore was born in Rome, Ga., and lived in Metairie for the past 45 years. He worked for the Department of Agriculture for 37 years. He was a Navy veteran. Survivors include his wife, Joyce Dominique Moore; a son, William E. Moore Jr.; a daughter, Yvette Moore Shields; his mother, Agnes Shepard; a brother, Paddie Moore; three sisters, Katherine Berniard, Betty Corbin and Susie Walters; and two grandchildren. A funeral will be held 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.

Isadore B. Narcisse, a retired Postal Service employee, died Saturday of heart failure at Slidell Memorial Hospital. He was 76. Mr. Narcisse was a lifelong resident of Slidell. He was an Army veteran. Survivors include his wife, Ora Doucette Narcisse; eight daughters, Lillian Narcisse of Dallas and Carolyn Rousseau, Linda Kirk, Antonia Brown, Virginia Searcy, Leora Bolden, Sheila Miller and Grace Narcisse; 15 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. A Mass will be said today at 2 p.m. at St. Genevieve Catholic Church, 58203 Bayou Liberty Road, Slidell. Visitation will begin at noon. Burial will be in Dubuisson Cemetery in Slidell. Doyle Funeral Home in Slidell is in charge of arrangements.

Sidney C. Pardue Jr., a retired salesman, died Saturday in Knoxville, Tenn. He was 83. Mr. Pardue was born in New Orleans and lived in Knoxville for the past three years. Survivors include two sons, Thomas S. Pardue of Atlanta and Robert M. Pardue; two sisters, Helen Jordan and Mrs. Gerald Rodrigue, both of New Orleans; and a grandchild. A funeral will be held Thursday at 12:30 p.m. at Tharp-Sontheimer-Laudumiey Funeral Home, 5001 Chef Menteur Highway. Visitation will begin Thursday at 10:30 a.m. Burial will be in St. Louis Cemetery No.3.

Henry A. Pollar, a retired draftsman for Brechtel Corp., died Dec. 24 of complications from surgery at St. Mary's Hospital in San Francisco. He was 74. Mr. Pollar was born in New Orleans and lived in Oakland for the past 50 years. Survivors include his wife, Mary Ann M. Pollar; a son, Douglas V. Pollar; three daughters, Barbara A. Tolbert, Mary A. McJimson and Odette M. Pollar; a brother, William J. Pollar of New Orleans; three sisters, Isabell P. Johnson and Shirley P. Bailey, both of New Orleans, and Amelia A. Parker; and five grandchildren. A memorial service will be held Friday at Mosswood Chapel in Oakland. McMary-Morgan-Engel and Jackson Funeral Home in Oakland is in charge of arrangements.

Penelope "Penny" Fry Richards, an artist, died Dec. 27 of lung cancer at Touro Infirmary. She was 62. Mrs. Richards was born in Shreveport and lived in New Orleans for the past 20 years. She graduated from Byrd High School in Shreveport and the Parsons School of Design in New York. Survivors include a daughter, Pamela Jeter Comegys of Shreveport; two sisters, Cynthia Fry Drane of Colorado and Elizabeth Fry Franklin of Shreveport; and two grandchildren. No funeral was held. Burial was in Sullivan Cemetery in Marshall, Texas. Bultman Funeral Home handled arrangements.

Theodore Riviore Sr., a retired housekeeping supervisor for Ochsner Foundation Hospital, died Saturday of cancer at his home. He was 75. Mr. Riviore was born in Napoleonville and lived in New Orleans for the past 71 years. He was a parishioner of Holy Name of Mary Catholic Church. Survivors include his wife, Agnes Bougere Riviore; six daughters, Sheila and Joyce Riviore, Andre Riviore Banks, Lisa Riviore Dobard, Linda Riviore Fleming and Sadie Riviore Lewis; two sons, Willie Riviore of Gretna and Theodore Riviore Jr. of Hopewell, Va.; a brother, Joseph Bougere; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. A Mass will be said Thursday at 10 a.m. at Holy Name of Mary Catholic Church, 500 Verret St., Algiers. Visitation will begin Thursday at 9 a.m. Burial will be in St. Benedict the Moor Catholic Church Cemetery in Bertrandville. Williams & Southall Funeral Home in Napoleonville is in charge of arrangements.

Leila Bridger Robinson, a retired employee of the Family Services Department at Ochsner Foundation Hospital, died Monday of an aneurysm at Ochsner. She was 72. Mrs. Robinson was born in Savannah, Ga., and lived in Metairie for the past 52 years. She graduated from Newcomb College. Survivors include her husband, Alan J. Robinson; a son, Barry A. Robinson, two daughters, Beth R. Carroll and Linda R. Pacquette; and five grandchildren. A funeral will be held today at 2 p.m. at Munholland United Methodist Church, 1201 Metairie Road, Metairie. Burial in Metairie Cemetery will be private. Leitz-Eagan Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Joseph Edward Schielder Jr., a floral designer, died Dec. 16 of pneumonia at Charity Hospital. He was 37. Mr. Schielder was born in New Orleans and lived in Chalmette most of his life. He graduated from Chalmette High School and St. Bernard Community College. Survivors include his father, Joseph Edward Schielder Sr.; his mother, Peggy Henderson Wust; two brothers, Michael and Roy Schielder; a half-brother, Mark Schielder; two sisters, Dorothy Nelson and Theresa Soniat; and his grandmother, Ann Schielder. A memorial service was held Dec. 27 at St. Bernard Memorial Funeral Home. Burial was private.

Mathilde Weil Shapiro, a homemaker, died Monday at her daughter's home in Buffalo, N.Y. She was 77. Mrs. Shapiro was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. She graduated from Eleanor McMain High School and attended Newcomb College. She was an artist whose work was exhibited in several shows. She was a member of Touro Synagogue and the Council of Jewish Women and a volunteer for local hospitals and the WYES-TV Auction. Survivors include a daughter, Sybil S. McGennis of Buffalo; a sister, Joan W. Stern of Philadelphia; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. A funeral will be held Thursday at noon at Bultman Funeral Home, 3338 St. Charles Ave. Visitation will begin Thursday at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Hebrew Rest Mausoleum.

Theresia D. Stierwald, a retired film inspector, died Saturday at Garden Park Community Hospital in Gulfport, Miss. She was 86. Mrs. Stierwald was born in New Orleans and lived in Kiln, Miss., for the past 23 years. Survivors include a daughter, Cheryl Smith; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. A private service was held at Leitz-Eagan Funeral Home. Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery.

Concetta D'Antoni Signorelli, a homemaker, died Sunday at her daughter's home in New Orleans. She was 88. Mrs. Signorelli was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. Survivors include a son, Vincent J. Signorelli; a daughter, Virginia Signorelli Gerrets; a brother, Salvadore D'Antoni; a sister, Frances D'Antoni Anzelmo; nine grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. A funeral will be held today at 2 p.m. at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd. Visitation will begin at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery.

Shay Michell Terrebonne, a homemaker, died Sunday of heart failure at West Jefferson Medi cal Center. She was 37. Mrs. Terrebonne was born in New Orleans and lived in Myrtle Grove for the past eight years. Survivors include her husband, Randall Paul Terrebonne; two sons, Spencer Edward and Randall Paul Terrebonne II; two daughters, Hillaree Anjelle and Alexandra Michell Terrebonne; her mother, Marie Bergeron Michell; a brother, Vincent Charles Michell; and three sisters, Carla Lewis, Letty Lizana and Kellsie Maldonado. A Mass will be said today at 11 a.m. at Mothe Funeral Home, 2100 West Bank Expressway, Harvey. Visitation will begin at 8:30 a.m. Burial will be in Westlawn Memorial Park in Gretna.

Edwin Charles Wimby Jr., a telex operator, died Sunday of kidney failure at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center. He was 51. Mr. Wimby was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. He graduated from Joseph S. Clark High School and attended Delgado Community College. He was an Army veteran. He was a former employee of Western Union and Central Gulf Steamship Co. Survivors include his wife, Darnell Cousin Wimby; a son, Edwin C. Wimby Jr.; five daughters, Lisa C. Rowel and Elise Charlene, Eileen Caprice, and Elshaa C. and Ejell Chanice Wimby; a stepson, Edwin Charles Wimby; his father, Earl C. Wimby Jr.; his mother, Postelle Durden Wimby; two brothers, Ellard C. and Earl C. Wimby III; a sister, Elayne Wimby Birch; and 18 grandchildren. A funeral will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at Gaskin-Tilly Mortuary, 1225 N. Rampart St. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Burial will be private.


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