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March 14, 1998

RICHARD DALLAS ARRINGTON
Richard Dallas Arrington, an aircraft mechanic, died Thursday of cancer at Veterans Affairs Medical Center. He was 46. Mr. Arrington was a lifelong resident of Lacombe. He was a former deputy for the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office. He was an Army veteran of the Vietnam War and received the Purple Heart and Vietnam Gallantry Cross. Survivors include his wife, Carole Thomas Arrington; two sons, Brian Anthony and Michael Todd Arrington; three brothers, Don, Herman Lee and Johnny Arrington; and six sisters, Mona Byers, Wanda Hill, Marion Strain, Margaret Arrington, Janice Melina and Kay Wilkinson. A funeral will be held Monday at 12:30 p.m. at E.J. Fielding Funeral Home, 2260 W. 21st Ave., Covington. Visitation will begin at 10:30 a.m. Burial will be in Biloxi National Cemetery in Biloxi, Miss.

PATRICIA STRECKFUS CLARK
Patricia Streckfus Clark, a homemaker, died Wednesday of heart failure at Memorial Medical Center. She was 72. Mrs. Clark was born and raised in New Orleans and lived in Jackson, Miss., from 1952 to 1963 before returning to New Orleans. She was a graduate of the Academy of the Sacred Heart and Newcomb College. She was a member of the New Orleans Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution and a member and past president of Jefferson Davis Chapter 2191 of the United Daughters of the Confederacy. Survivors include her husband, Ira George Clark Jr.; a son, George Streckfus Clark; and three grandchildren. A Mass will be said today at 2 p.m. at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd. Visitation will begin at 12:30 p.m. Burial will be in Lake Lawn Park Mausoleum.

MARIE `SADIE' L. DENNIS
Marie ``Sadie'' L. Dennis, a homemaker, died Wednesday of a cerebral hemorrhage at East Jefferson General Hospital. She was 84. Ms. Dennis was born in New Orleans and lived in Metairie for the past 27 years. Survivors include a son, Walter ``Buddy'' Dennis Jr.; two daughters, Cynthia Panepinto and Lee Marchese; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. No services will be held. All Faiths Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

CORA GRIFFITH RIGBY FRANCES
Cora Griffith Rigby Frances, a retired buyer for Harrison Drug Center, died Wednesday at Kenner Regional Medical Center. She was 98. Mrs. Frances was born in Vicksburg, Miss., and lived in the New Orleans area for the past 94 years. Survivors include a son, Gerald M. Frances; a daughter, Norma F. Crapser; nine grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and 12 great-great-grandchildren. A funeral will be held today at 1 p.m. at Tharp-Sontheimer-Tharp Funeral Home, 1600 N. Causeway Blvd., Metairie. Burial will be in Garden of Memories.

DRUCIE JEANSONNE GASPARD
Drucie Jeansonne Gaspard, a homemaker, died Tuesday at Ochsner Foundation Hospital. She was 92. Mrs. Gaspard was born in Marksville and lived in Metairie for the past 33 years. She was a parishioner of St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church. Survivors include a son, Alfred J. Gaspard; three daughters, Daphine G. Dufour, Mildred G. Arsenaux and Barbara Cook; a brother, Irvin Jeansonne; a sister, Ida Austin; 12 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. A funeral was held Friday at Lamana-Panno-Fallo Funeral Home, followed by a Mass at St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church. Burial was in Garden of Memories.

CHARLIE B. HEARD
Charlie B. Heard, a retired salesman for Gallo Wine Co., died Tuesday at Veterans Affairs Medical Center. He was 77. Mr. Heard was born in Shubuta, Miss., and lived in New Orleans for many years. He was an Army veteran of World War II. Survivors include his wife, Frances Heard; a son, Troy Joseph Heard; four daughters, Janice Guidry, Patrinella Sowell, and Charlene and Rita Heard; 11 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. A Mass will be said today at 11 a.m. at St. Leo the Great Catholic Church, 2916 Paris 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.

GUSTAVE HELLMERS
Gustave Hellmers, a retired carpenter and stationary engineer, died Thursday of cancer at his home. He was 78. Mr. Hellmers was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. He was a former employee of the Orleans Levee Board and Werlein's for Music. He was a Navy Seabee veteran of World War II. He was a member of the American Legion. Survivors include his wife, Virginia ``Ginger'' Asher Hellmers; two sons, Niles and Greg Hellmers; a brother, Al Hellmers; four sisters, Jean Lailhengue, Ann Fernandez, and Clara and Vera Hellmers; and six grandchildren. A funeral will be held today at 1:30 p.m. at Jacob Schoen & Son Funeral Home, 3827 Canal St. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery.

HATTIE JEAN ROBINSON JOSEPH JACKSON
Hattie Jean Robinson Joseph Jackson, a bartender, died Monday of heart failure at Pendleton Memorial Methodist Hospital. She was 43. Ms. Jackson was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. She attended Booker T. Washington High School. She was a member of Greater St. Andrew Missionary Baptist Church. Survivors include a brother, William Earl Robinson, and two sisters, Earlesther Celestine and Joanie Marie Robinson. A funeral will be held today at 1 p.m. at Dorothy Lawless Mortuary, 3825 Washington Ave. Visitation will begin at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Providence Memorial Park.

AGNES M. JOHNSON
Agnes M. Johnson, a homemaker, died Tuesday at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont, Texas. She was 85. Mrs. Johnson was born in Staten Island, N.Y., and lived in Beaumont for the past 40 years. She was a member of Trinity Methodist Church. Survivors include a son, F. Lane Johnson of Victoria, Texas; three daughters, Sandra J. Sutton of Metairie, Barbara J. Rogers of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Jane Roudabush of Villamont, Va.; 14 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. A funeral will be held today at Trinity Methodist Church in Beaumont. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Beaumont. Forest Lawn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

EMILE JOSEPH LEINGANG
Emile Joseph Leingang, a retired office manager for Chevron Oil Co., died Wednesday of congestive heart failure at his home. He was 78. Mr. Leingang was born in New Orleans and lived in Metairie for the past 52 years. He attended Jesuit High School and graduated from Warren Easton High School. He was a first lieutenant in the Army during World War II, serving in Europe and North Africa, and received three Bronze Stars. He worked for Chevron for 30 years. He was a parishioner of St. Angela Merici Catholic Church and a member of the City Park Golf Club, Merrie Mixers Round Dancers and Gadabouts Round Dancers. Survivors include his wife, Nell Atchley Leingang; two sons, Glenn J. Sr. and Eric J. Leingang Sr.; three daughters, Susan L. Hibbs, Amelie L. Clement and Jennifer L. Michaelson; a brother, Leo J. Leingang; three sisters, Alma Eilers, Emily Guchereau and Corinne Crellin; 14 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. A Mass will be said today at 1 p.m. at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Burial will be in St. Patrick Cemetery No. 3.

JOAN LINDA LEWIS
Joan Linda Lewis, a homemaker, died Monday of heart failure at University Hospital. She was 53. Mrs. Lewis was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. She was a graduate of Violet High School and a volunteer in the children's ward at Charity Hospital. Survivors include her husband, Benny Lewis; three sons, Brian, Alexander and Benny Lewis Jr.; six daughters, Latasha Harris and Jennifer, Wanda, Monique, Moeshia and Gabrielle Lewis; two sisters, Yvonne Butler and Emelda Williams; and 10 grandchildren. A funeral will be held Monday at noon at D.W. Rhodes Funeral Home, 1716 N. Claiborne Ave. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Merrick Cemetery in Violet.

IRENE HENNESSY McGEE
Irene Hennessy McGee, a retired registered nurse, died March 3 in Meridian, Miss. She was 82. Mrs. McGee was born in New Orleans and lived near Heidelberg, Miss., for the past 26 years. She attended Peabody College in Nashville, Tenn., and Louisiana State University in New Orleans and graduated from the Hotel Dieu School of Nursing. She was a registered nurse for more than 50 years. She worked at Charity Hospital and the New Orleans Health Department. She also worked in Quitman, Miss., for the Clarke County Health Department, the former Watkins Hospital, as a school nurse and at the Archusa Convalescent Center. Survivors include two sons, Charles A. McGee Jr. of Heidelberg and James H. McGee of Ellisville, Miss.; a daughter, Stella M. Vasquez of Marrero; and eight grandchildren. Burial was in Hickory Grove Cemetery in Laurel, Miss.

SYLVIA POWERS MITCHELL
Sylvia Powers Mitchell, a homemaker, died Thursday of breast cancer at her home. She was 56. Mrs. Mitchell was born in Harahan and lived in Metairie for the past two years. She was a member of Little Farms United Church of Christ in River Ridge and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3267. Survivors include her husband, Jimmy Mitchell; a son, Ricky Powers; two daughters, Darlyne Terrebonne and Sheila Marano; her parents, Pauline M. and Carl J. Robinson Sr.; three brothers, Woody and Carl ``Rusty'' Robinson and Keith McKay; six sisters, Carol Lundgren, Catherine LeBlanc, Millie Wehner, Karen Gurtner, Ruth ``Asha'' Chotard and Sandra Huynh; and five grandchildren. A funeral will be held today at 11 a.m. at L.A. Muhleisen & Son Funeral Home, 2929 Metairie Road, Metairie. Burial will be in Lake Lawn Park Mausoleum.

RICHARD JILES MIZZELL
Richard Jiles Mizzell, a seaman and gardener, was found beaten to death March 6 at his home. He was 54. Mr. Mizzell was born in Ashland, Ala., and lived in New Orleans for the past 10 years. He was an Army and Marine Corps veteran. Survivors include his wife, Barbara Young Mizzell; three sons, William, Michael and Miguel Mizzell; his father, Walker J. Mizzell; his mother, Mary Tumlin; and a grandchild. No funeral was held. Burial was in St. John Cemetery Crematory. Littlejohn's Funeral Home handled arrangements.

LIONEL MOORE SR.
Lionel Moore Sr., a maintenance worker for the Housing Authority of New Orleans, died March 6 of an aneurysm at East Jefferson General Hospital. He was 49. Mr. Moore was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. Survivors include his wife, Thelma Singleton Moore; a son, Lionel Moore Jr.; six daughters, Fredreka Singleton, Lynell Williams, Lawan Mosley and Shanell, Destiny and Mandisa Moore; two brothers, Austin and Lloyd Moore; and four sisters, Sylvia Moore, Bernadette Harold, Sandra Rolland and Cynthia Williams. A funeral will be held today at 11 a.m. at D.W. Rhodes Funeral Home, 3933 Washington Ave. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Park.

CHARLES `SCOOTER' NAQUIN III
Charles ``Scooter'' Naquin III died Monday of undetermined causes at his home. He was 29. Mr. Naquin was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. Survivors include three brothers, James, Floyd and Daniel Naquin; a sister, Pamela Ann Naquin; and his grandmothers, Beulah G. Veal and Fannie M. Naquin. A funeral will be held today at 9 a.m. at Calvin J. Young Funeral Home, 2512 LaSalle St. Visitation will begin at 8 a.m. Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Park.

GLORIA ORSBY
Gloria Orsby, a homemaker, died March 5 of a stroke at Charity Hospital. She was 43. Ms. Orsby was born in Bogalusa and lived in New Orleans for the past 40 years. She was a former employee of the African Harvest Store. Survivors include her companion, Tyrone Lenoir; a son, Roy Orsby Jr.; a daughter, Tanganika Heard; her mother, Genevieve Magee; a brother, Willie Magee Jr.; five sisters, Mary Tibbet, Pearline Barnes, Earlean Magee, Barbara Mitchell and Jeanette Riddle; her grandmother, Mattie Lee Calahan; and five grandchildren. A memorial service will be held today at 11 a.m. at Mount Kingdom Missionary Baptist Church, 3756 Louisa St. Majestic Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

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

IDA MAE PRICE
Ida Mae Price, a retired licensed practical nurse, died March 6 at St. Charles General Hospital. She was 75. Ms. Price was born in Plaquemine and lived in New Orleans. Survivors include a daughter, Roslyn A. Price; a brother, Alvin Price; four sisters, Thelma Burl, Pearl Camper, Dorothy Pittman and Arlene Jackson; and two grandchildren. Dismissal will be today at 11 a.m. at Charbonnet-Labat Funeral Home, 1615 St. Philip St. Burial will be in Western Cemetery in Lutcher.

MARGARET MARY CRAWFORD SALISBURY
Margaret Mary Crawford Salisbury, a retired teacher at St. Pius X School, died Wednesday at Metairie Healthcare Center. She was 79. Mrs. Salisbury was born in Burlington, N.J., and lived in New Orleans for the past 53 years. She graduated from St. Mary's Dominican College. She was a parishioner of Mater Dolorosa Catholic Church, a member of the Wives of Retired Officers Organization and a volunteer at Children's Hospital. Survivors include her husband, John William Salisbury Sr.; a son, John William ``Jack'' Salisbury Jr. of Fairfield, Conn.; two daughters, Patricia Anne S. Fousch of Atlanta and Billie Salisbury Baladouni; and six grandchildren. A Mass will be said today at 11:30 a.m. at Mater Dolorosa Catholic Church, South Carrollton Avenue at Plum Street. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. at Bultman Funeral Home, 3338 St. Charles Ave. Burial will be in Metairie Cemetery.

GERARD M. SCHUPPERT
Gerard M. Schuppert, a retired printing company operator and member of the communications department of Loyola University, died Tuesday of heart failure at his home. He was 78. Mr. Schuppert was born in New Orleans and lived in Metairie. He graduated from Jesuit High School and Loyola. He was a captain in the Army during World War II. He was manager of Wetzel Printing Inc. from 1947 to 1966, then founded Printing Production Service Inc., from which he retired in 1985. He was a graphic instructor at Loyola from 1985 to 1995. He was a founding member of the Art Directors and Designers Association of New Orleans and a former member of the Chamber of Commerce Sales Executive Club and the Young Men's Business Club. Survivors include two sons, Andrew and Gerard Schuppert; four daughters, Natalie Hale, Mary Tipton, Patrice Carmichael and Cynthia Hildebrand; and 11 grandchildren. A Mass will be said 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.

LORENZ ANDREA `DOODLE' SCOTT
Lorenz Andrea ``Doodle'' Scott died Tuesday after being struck by a vehicle in Convent. He was 21 months old and lived in Convent. Survivors include his mother, Althea Scott; his father, Leonard Green; two sisters, Tramecia Smith of Shreveport and Laquesha Scott; his grandparents, Elvies Scott, Marshall Scott Jr. and Alfredia Green; his stepgrandmother, Donna Scott; and his great-grandmother, Julie Scott. A funeral will be held today at 1 p.m. at Young Pilgrim Baptist Church in Convent. Burial will be in St. Michael Cemetery in Convent. Hobson Brown Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

HILDA PERRY FUSSELL SHARPE
Hilda Perry Fussell Sharpe, a homemaker, died Thursday at St. Tammany Parish Hospital. She was 88. Mrs. Sharpe was a lifelong resident of Covington. Survivors include her husband, Lecia Sharpe; a son, Rueben L. Fussell; a daughter, Lorraine Jenkins; a sister, Mae Perry Gibson; six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. A funeral will be held today at 10 a.m. at New Zion Baptist Church, 17387 New Zion Baptist Church Road, Covington. Burial will be in Fussell Cemetery. E.J. Fielding Funeral Home in Covington is in charge of arrangements.

JOHNNY SMITH
Johnny Smith, a laborer, died Tuesday of kidney failure at Charity Hospital. He was 30. Mr. Smith was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. Survivors include his mother and stepfather, Catherine and Joseph Villere; a brother, Kim Smith; and four sisters, Lucy, Cynthia, Yacter and Sophie Smith. A funeral will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at Gaskin-Tilly Mortuary, 1225 N. Rampart St. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Burial will be in Holt Cemetery.

THEODORE H. WILLEMS
Theodore H. Willems, a retired employee of the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development, died Thursday of cancer at his home. He was 70. Mr. Willems was born in Covington and lived in Waldheim for the past 33 years. He was a Navy and Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Abita Springs, where he was the congregational president for several years. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Schech Willems; two sons, Daniel J. and Michael J. Willems Sr.; two daughters, Judith L. Willems of Anchorage, Alaska, and Katherine W. Sharp; a brother, Edgar H. Willems; a sister, Kathryn Toups Riley; and 14 grandchildren. A funeral will be held today at 1 p.m. at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 22139 Level St., Abita Springs. Burial will be in Waldheim Cemetery. E.J. Fielding Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 

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

March 15, 1998

Enola Muse Boseman
Enola Muse Boseman, a homemaker, died Thursday at Touro Infirmary. She was 89. Mrs. Boseman was born in Paincourtville and lived in New Orleans for many years. Survivors include her husband, the Rev. Maxie Boseman; two daughters, Charmine Taylor and Geraldine Crawford; two grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. A funeral will be held Tuesday at 8 p.m. at St. John Institutional Missionary Baptist Church, 2538 Jackson Ave. Dismissal will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. Burial will be in St. Mary Cemetery.

Irene Cecile Dempesy
Irene Cecile Dempesy, a homemaker, died Friday at Poydras Home. She was 95. Mrs. Dempesy was born in Chicago and lived in Montreal and Calgary, Canada, and Amherst, Mass., before moving to New Orleans in 1978. In Massachusetts, she was secretary-treasurer of the Cooley Dickinson Hospital Auxiliary, treasurer of the Amherst Women's Club and a volunteer for the Children's Aid and Family Services of Hampshire County and the Northampton State Hospital. In New Orleans, she was a volunteer at the Tulane Medical Center Hospital and Clinic. Survivors include a son, Colby Wilson ``Skip'' Dempesy; two daughters, Cynthia Ann Dempesy of Honolulu and Irene Caryl Dempesy; a brother, Norbert Sirovatka; a sister, Bernice Yarnik; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. A private graveside funeral was held Saturday at Lake Lawn Park Mausoleum. Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

John Terrance Dyer Jr
John Terrance Dyer Jr., a truck driver, died Monday of cancer at his daughter's home in New Roads. He was 65. Mr. Dyer was born in New Orleans and lived in Pontiac, Mich., for the past 10 years. He was a former member of Williams Chapel Methodist Church in New Orleans. Survivors include a daughter, Deborah Paul of New Roads; a brother, George P. Dyer Sr. of New Orleans; four sisters, Geraldine Berrie of San Bernardino, Calif., and Juanita Mason, Gloria Jordan and Fredricka Adams of New Orleans; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. A funeral will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at Pointe Coupee Funeral Home in New Roads. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Burial will be in St. Augustine Cemetery in New Roads. 

Fannie Granderson
Fannie Granderson, a former foster grandparent for the Metropolitan Developmental Center, died Wednesday at her cousin's home in Violet. She was 87. Mrs. Granderson was born in Oakville and lived in New Orleans and on the West Bank for many years. She was a past president of the Oakdale Benevolent Association and a member of the Senior Choir at Mount Sinai Baptist Church. Survivors include a grandson and three great-grandchildren. A wake and funeral will be held Monday at 8 p.m. at Mount Sinai Baptist Church, 1249 Leboeuf St., Algiers. Dismissal will be Tuesday at noon at the church. Burial will be in McDonoghville Cemetery. Murray Henderson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Grace F. Green
Grace F. Green, retired collector at First National Bank of Commerce and The Bank of New Orleans, died Friday of respiratory failure at Memorial Medical Center. She was 73. Mrs. Green was born in Bude, Miss., and lived in New Orleans for the past 30 years. She was employed at First National Bank of Commerce for 20 years. Survivors include a son, Lawrence E. Green Jr.; four daughters, Beverly Smith and Connie Cibulski, both of Bude, Becky Thompson of Vidalia, Miss., and Rhonda Green; a stepdaughter, Laura Jansen of Port Orchard, Wash.; 13 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Visitation will be today from 9 to 10 a.m. at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd. A funeral will be held today at 3 p.m. at Bude Methodist Church. Visitation will begin at 1 p.m. Burial will be in Midway Cemetery in Bude.

Lois Hilton
Lois Hilton, a nurse technician at Ochsner Foundation Hospital, died March 8 at Charity Hospital of a gunshot wound. She was 52. Mrs. Hilton was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. She was a member of Lion of Judah Missionary Baptist Church. Survivors include a brother, Warren X. Carter; and two sisters, Marion Dukes and Delores Banks, both of Oceanside, Calif. A wake will be held today at 7 p.m. at D.W. Rhodes Funeral Home, 3933 Washington Ave. Visitation will begin at 5 p.m. A funeral will be held Monday at 10 a.m. at Lion of Judah Missionary Baptist Church, 1996 Florida Ave. Burial will be in Carrollton Cemetery.

Earl Howard
Earl Howard died Tuesday of a heart attack at St. Elizabeth Nursing Home. He was 78. Mr. Howard was born in Baton Rouge and lived in Harvey for the past 25 years. Survivors include a brother, Donny J. Scott. A funeral will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at D.W. Rhodes Funeral Home, 1020 Virgil St., Gretna. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Burial will be in Restlawn Park. 

Darrell Sedrick Hutchinson
Darrell Sedrick Hutchinson, a housekeeper at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, died at the center Tuesday of heart failure. He was 47. Mr. Hutchinson was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. He was an Army veteran of the Vietnam War. He was a member of River of Life Fellowship. Survivors include his wife, Janet Whiticar Hutchinson; two sons, Darrell Hutchinson Jr. and Herbert Gibson; a daughter, LaToya Hutchinson; three brothers, Gregory, Oscar and Kevin Hutchinson; and three sisters, Lisa Hutchinson Martin and Sandra and Lana Hutchinson. A funeral will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at Littlejohn's Funeral Home, 4311 S. Claiborne Ave. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Green Street Cemetery.

Rev. Benjamin Peter Jackson Sr.
The Rev. Benjamin Peter Jackson Sr., a retired mortician and minister, died Tuesday of cancer at Pendleton Memorial Methodist Hospital. He was 73. The Rev. Jackson was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. He worked as a mortician for 50 years. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of New Orleans Triumph Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Hilda Joan Douglas Jackson; two sons, Kenneth and Benjamin Jackson Jr.; a daughter, Valerie Jackson Mercadel; two stepsons, Thaddeus Bose and Eric L. Roche; a stepdaughter, Amyre-Suane Gillard Romain; six grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. A wake will be held today at 7 p.m. at Franklin Avenue Baptist Church, 2515 Franklin Ave. A funeral will be held Monday at 10 a.m. at the church. Burial will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery. Boissiere-Labat Family Funeral Services is in charge of arrangements.

Bertram S. Loeb
Bertram S. Loeb, a former account executive for Dorsey and Co. Inc., died Saturday at Touro Infirmary. He was 89. Mr. Loeb was born Montgomery, Ala., and lived in New Orleans for the past 70 years. He was a graduate of Sidney Lanier High School in Montgomery, attended Tulane University and was a graduate of Officers Training School in Fort Benning, Ga. He was a second lieutenant in the Army. He was a founding member of the Judah Touro Society and a member of Temple Sinai and Lakewood Country Club. Survivors include his wife, Pauline Rodrigue Loeb. A funeral will be held today at 5 p.m. at Bultman Funeral Home, 3338 St. Charles Ave. Visitation will begin at 3 p.m. Burial will be Tuesday in Montgomery.

Tiffany McCuin
Tiffany McCuin, a student at Gretna Junior High School, died Thursday of a gunshot wound in the 2100 block of Pace Street in Algiers. She was 14. Miss McCuin was a lifelong resident of Algiers. Survivors include her father, Derrick Gray; her mother, Annette McCuin Adams; a stepfather, Alcus Adams; and two brothers, Brandon and Reginald McCuin. A funeral will be held Monday at 7 p.m. at Power of the Cross Ministries Baptist Church, 147 12th St. in Bridge City. Burial will be in Lincoln Memorial Cemetery in Dallas, Texas. Majestic Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Warren C. McDougall
Warren C. McDougall, a retired quality control manager, died Friday of a heart attack at East Jefferson General Hospital. He was 66. Mr. McDougall was born in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, and lived in Metairie for the past 26 years. Survivors include his wife, Roberta ``Toni'' Rebechi McDougall; two sons, Robert W. and Douglas C. McDougall; three daughters, Patricia M. D'Argonne, Carole-Lynn M. Redmann and Betty Ann Hoss; a sister, Carole Rodgers; and six grandchildren. A prayer service will be held Monday at 12:30 p.m. at Leitz-Eagan Funeral Home, 4747 Veterans Memorial Blvd. A Mass will follow at St. Catherine of Sienna Catholic Church. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Garden of Memories.

Marie P. Miles
Marie P. Miles, a retired tax accountant for the Internal Revenue Service, died Thursday of cancer at the Guest House of Slidell. She was 88. Mrs. Miles was born in Lake Charles and lived in New Orleans before moving to Slidell 16 years ago. She was a parishioner of St. Genevieve Catholic Church in Slidell. Survivors include a brother, Edwin Crawford of Springfield, Mo., and a sister, Doris Oliveri of Fresno, Calif. A graveside service will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at Gardon of Memories, 4800 Airline Highway, Metairie. Honaker Funeral Home in Slidell is in charge of arrangements.

Donald J. Plessala
Donald J. Plessala, a waiter, died Friday of cancer at his home. He was 56. Mr. Plessala was born in Lafitte and lived in New Orleans for the past 30 years. He was a Navy veteran. Survivors include a brother, Reuban Plessala Jr.; and two sisters, Violet Brown and Lois Castillo. A funeral will be held Monday at 1:30 p.m. at Gaskin-Tilly Funeral Home, 1225 N. Rampart St. Burial will be in Westlawn Memorial Park.

Rudolph A. Sara Jr.
Rudolph A. Sara Jr., a security officer for Pinkerton Security Services, died Monday of a stroke at Columbia Lakeland Medical Center. He was 49. Mr. Sara was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. He graduated from Joseph S. Clark High School. He formerly worked for Mayfair Department Store. He received the Man of the Year Award from Pinkerton. Survivors include his mother, Ernestine Wallace Sara; two brothers, Ernest J. and Kenneth C. Sara; and a sister, Sylvia S. Davis. A Mass will be said Monday at 11 a.m. at St. Peter Claver Catholic Church, 1923 St. Philip St. Burial will be in Providence Memorial Park. Charbonnet-Labat Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Laura Louise Hampton Scott
Laura Louise Hampton Scott, president of the Iberville Resident Council, died Wednesday of a stroke at Memorial Medical Center. She was 45. Mrs. Scott was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. She was a graduate of Andrew J. Bell Senior High School. Survivors include her husband, Keith Scott Sr.; four sons, Leon, Rudolph and Jarrell Johnson and Keith Scott Jr.; two daughters, Lynette and Latasha Johnson; a brother, Larry Hampton; three sisters, Patricia Cheatum, Sheila Richardson and Lisa Lee; and many grandchildren. A funeral will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at Treme Community Center, 1400 St. Philip St. Visitation will begin at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Holt Cemetery. Charbonnet-Labat Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Charles John Steele
Charles John Steele, a refrigeration technician, died Tuesday of kidney failure at Charity Hospital. He was 35. Mr. Steele was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. He was a graduate of John McDonogh Senior High School. He was a member of St. John the Baptist Church No. 5 and was a member of the church's male choir. He was also co-director of the youth choir and drill team. Survivors include his wife, Beverly Russell; a son, Charles John Steele Jr.; three daughters, Ronnicka, Ronlita and Charielle Steele; a stepson, Donnell Russell; four brothers, Elston, Gregory, Chadwick and Wallace Steele Jr.; and five sisters, Rosalyn, Samantha and Natasha Stelle, Laurette Bernard and Victoria Davis. A funeral will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at St. John the Baptist Church No. 5, 3613 Hamburg St. Visitation will be Monday beginning at 8 p.m. at Gertrude Geddes Willis Funeral Home, 1610 Lapeyrouse St., and Tuesday beginning at 9 a.m. at the church. Burial will be in Providence Memorial Park.

Mary Ethel Story
Mary Ethel Story, a homemaker, died March 5 at Mater Dolorosa Apartments. She was 83. Miss Story was born in St. Bernard Parish and lived in New Orleans for the past 58 years. She was previously employed by the Louisiana Public Welfare office and Baptist Hospital's Catholic Ministries. Survivors include her sister, Gladys Story Kuhn, and many nieces and nephews. A graveside service was held Friday at Hope Mausoleum, 4841 Canal St. Jacob Schoen & Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

John Darribere Ulmo Jr
John Darribere Ulmo Jr., a business owner, died Thursday of Lou Gehrig's disease at St. Claude Medical Center. He was 53. Mr. Ulmo was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. He was a graduate of Francis T. Nicholls High School and attended the University of New Orleans. He was co-owner of the Sedgefields Gallery and Framing and The New York Times Metro New Orleans. He also worked for The Property Network, Associated Office Systems, Delta Com and Pickering and Associates. He was a member of the U.S. Postal Service Customer Council and the Professional Picture Framers Association. He was a Marine Corps veteran and received the sharp shooter award. Survivors include his companion, Bonnie Bonner; and his mother, Idell Verda. A funeral will be held Monday at noon at Jacob Schoen & Son Funeral Home, 3827 Canal St. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Burial will be in Cypress Grove Cemetery.

Eleanor Richardson Walker
Eleanor Richardson Walker, a retired chef at Sarah Mayo Hospital, died Wednesday of respiratory failure at University Hospital. She was 80. Mrs. Walker was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. She was a former chef at Commander's Palace. She was a member of Pentecostal Church of God In Christ. Survivors include two sons, Ernest Walker Jr. of Chicago and Isiah Myers III of Baton Rouge; a daughter, Delores M. Toussaint; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. A wake and funeral will be held Monday at 8 p.m. at Pentecostal Church of God In Christ, 2925 Audubon St.m. Visitation will be Monday from 1 to 4:30 p.m. at Dorothy Lawless Mortuary, 3825 Washington Ave., and at the church from 5 p.m. until the start of the services. Dismissal will be Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the church. Burial will be in Providence Memorial Park.

Stafford Wallis
Stafford Wallis, an employee of Frito-Lay Inc., died Thursday of a heart attack at his home. He was 38. Mr. Wallis was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. He was a former employee of Perque Carpets and Touro Synagogue. He was an Army veteran. Survivors include a son, Sheldin Stafford Wallis; a daughter, Jessica Johnson; his mother, Dorothy O'Neal; his stepfather, the Rev. Harry Lewis; six brothers, Leon, Roy, Glynn, Eric, Patrick and Steven Wallis; and four sisters, Vera Blakes, Vernette Andry, Gloria Emilien and Gayle Hicks. A funeral will be held Monday at 9 a.m. at Littlejohn's Funeral Home, 8033 Chef Menteur Highway. Visitation will begin at 8 a.m. Burial will be in the National Cemetery at Port Hudson.

Carl Washington
Carl Washington, a surgical technologist for Capital Region Medical Center S.W. Campus and St. Mary's Health Center, both in Jefferson City, Mo., died Thursday of a heart attack at Capital Region Medical Center. He was 31. Mr. Washington was born in New Orleans and lived in Jefferson City. He was a graduate of St. Augustine High School, Delgado Community College and Charity Hospital School of Nursing. He was a former parishioner of St. Leo the Great Catholic Church. Survivors include his companion, Donna Van De Hey; his parents, Charles and Mary Betty Washington; a brother, Gary Washington; and a sister, Terri Washington Williams. A Mass will be said Tuesday at 10 a.m. at St. Leo the Great Catholic Church, 2916 Paris Ave. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. with a rosary said at 9:30 a.m. Burial will be in Providence Memorial Park. Gertrude Geddes Willis Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


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