Miscellaneous Orleans Parish, Louisiana Obituaries - 1999

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Jan. 9, 1999

IRENE T. BYRD

Irene T. Byrd, a homemaker, died Tuesday of heart failure at Touro Infirmary. She was 57. Mrs. Byrd was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. She was an usher at Beulah Baptist Church. Survivors include six sons, Wendell Byrd, Byron George Jr., Wayne Livas and Joseph, Charlie and Michael Marshall; two daughters, Michelle Byrd and Cynthia B. Gaunichaux; her mother, Jimmie D. Wright; her grandmother, Lubertha Pickett; and six grandchildren. A funeral will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at Beulah Baptist Church, 517 Upperline St. Visitation will begin Monday at 9 a.m. Burial will be in Holt Cemetery. Charbonnet-Labat Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

CHRISTINE LEMUS

Christine Lemus, a homemaker, died Thursday at her home. She was 92. Mrs. Lemus was a lifelong resident of Covington. Survivors include a son, Donald L. Lemus; four grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren. A funeral will be held today at 11 a.m. at Schoen Funeral Home, 1414 S. Tyler St., Covington. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Burial will be in Covington Cemetery No.1.

ILLIAM H. BRADLEY SR.

William H. Bradley Sr., a retired construction worker, died Tuesday of heart failure at University Hospital. He was 51. Mr. Bradley was born in Pachuta, Miss., and lived in New Orleans for the past 48 years. He graduated from G.W. Carver High School. He was a member of Ray Avenue Baptist Church. Survivors include two sons, Ernest E. and William H. Bradley Jr.; three daughters, Latasha, Shantrell and Tomekia Bradley; his father, Eugene Bradley; his mother, Ruth Snow; three brothers, Ernest, Nixon and Billy Bradley; five sisters, Sara, Ermagene, Burdia, Catherine and Rose Bradley; and 10 grandchildren. A funeral will be held today at 10 a.m. at Ray Avenue Baptist Church, 4712 Ray Ave. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Park. McMahon-Coburn-Briede Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

ELMIRA OSBORNE BIAS

Elmira Osborne Bias, a homemaker, died Tuesday of a stroke at Charity Hospital. She was 43. Mrs. Bias was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. She attended Eleanor McMain High School. She was a member of Mount Moriah Missionary Baptist Church and a volunteer at Charity Hospital. Survivors include her companion, Henry Ivory; a son, Kedric Roynell Bias; two daughters, Keoka M. Bias and Gabriel S. Osborne; her mother, Emma E. Osborne; two brothers, Lawrence and William Osborne Jr.; five sisters, Victoria Osborne, Emma O. Scales, Linda O. Cooper, Diana O. Hamilton and Gertrude O. Shelby; and six grandchildren. A funeral will be held today at noon at Mount Moriah Missionary Baptist Church, 147 Millaudon St. Burial will be in St. John Cemetery. Gaskin-Tilly Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

DALE ANTHONY 'BUMPY' BISHOP

Dale Anthony "Bumpy" Bishop, a draftsman, died Wednesday of neurofibromatosis at Chateau Living Center. He was 49. Mr. Bishop was born in New Orleans and lived in Metairie all his life. He was a member of Ducks Unlimited. Survivors include two sisters, Sandra Dupuy and Gayle Nelson. A funeral will be held today at 9 a.m. at Leitz-Eagan Funeral Home, 4747 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie. Visitation will begin at 8 a.m. Burial will be in Garden of Memories.

DIANE ARCENEAUX

Diane Arceneaux, a Wal-Mart store employee, died Jan. 2 of undetermined causes at University Hospital. She was 26. Ms. Arceneaux was a lifelong resident of Kenner. She attended Alfred Bonnabel High School. She was a former security guard at New Orleans International Airport. Survivors include a daughter, Vashita Arceneaux; her father, Adam Arceneaux; her mother, Mary Ann Arceneaux; two brothers, Brando and Adam Arceneaux Jr.; three sisters, Delicia, Loretta and Patricia Arceneaux; and her grandparents, Loretta Sanford, and Earl and Johnnie Mae Arceneaux. A funeral will be held today at noon at Oakland Baptist Church, 1400 Third St., Kenner. Visitation will begin at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Love and Charity Cemetery in Kenner. Richardson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

ARTHUR E. TRIEMER

Arthur E. Triemer, a retired insurance executive, died Thursday of cancer at his home. He was 82. Mr. Triemer was born in Strong City, Kan., and lived in New Orleans for 53 years and in Metairie for the past year. He graduated from Emporia State University in Kansas, where he was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity. He was a lieutenant commander in the Navy during World War II, serving in the Pacific. He worked for Fireman's Fund Insurance Co. He was a past president of the Louisiana Insurance Field Association and the former Louisiana Rating and Fire Prevention Bureau and chairman of the Louisiana Legislative Committee of the National Board of Fire Underwriters. He was a member of the Louisiana Pond of the Honorable Order of the Blue Goose International, Ye Anciente and Secret Order of Quiet Birdmen, the Iron Angels, the Association of Naval Aviation, American Legion Post 333 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3346. Survivors include his wife, Yvonne Chenoweth Triemer; two sons, Robert T. Triemer of Sandwich, Mass., and Laurence H. Triemer of New Orleans; a daughter, Ann Triemer Heathman of Seminole, Fla.; a sister, Paula Maybell of Kailua, Hawaii; and five grandchildren. A Mass will be said today at 2 p.m. at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd. Visitation will begin at noon. Burial will be in Lake Lawn Park Mausoleum.

RILEY CATHERINE THOMSON

Riley Catherine Thomson died Wednesday of undetermined causes at East Jefferson General Hospital. She was 15 days old and lived in Metairie. Survivors include her father, David Kiel Thomson; her mother, Jeanette Ryan Thomson; her grandparents, Bill and Karen Thomson of South Carolina and John J. and Ruth Ryan of Louisville, Ky.; and her great-grandmother, Agatha Elizabeth Ryan of Louisville. A graveside service will be held at Calvary Cemetery in Louisville. J.E. Ratterman & Son Funeral Home in Louisville is in charge of arrangements.

MABEL LAMBERT STEVENSON

Mabel Lambert Stevenson, a homemaker, died Jan. 1 of congestive heart failure at Ochsner Foundation Hospital. She was 86. Ms. Stevenson was a lifelong resident of Jefferson. Survivors include a son, Lambert Rieux; three daughters, Ammerette F. Moore, Jacqueline M. Washington and Sheila S. Varnado; 11 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. A funeral will be held today at 11 a.m. at First Zion Baptist Church, 1409 S. Causeway Blvd., Jefferson. Burial will be in Providence Memorial Park. Dennis Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

HORACE MUSE JR.

Horace Muse Jr., a TV and radio repairman, died Sunday of undetermined causes at his home. He was 59. Mr. Muse was born in Hammond and lived in New Orleans for the past 50 years. He was a deputy-at-large of the Supreme Conseil of the Sons of Haiti of the United States of America. Survivors include his wife, Delores Muse; a son, Horace Muse III; four daughters, Tammy Bently and Sonja, Ariel and Latoya Muse; his mother, Lucille Muse; a brother, Lionel Muse; five sisters, Caretha Muse, Lucille Recasnar, Augustine Robinson, Donna Rice and Shelia Washington; and four grandchildren. A funeral will be held today at 2 p.m. at Gaskin-Tilly Mortuary, 1225 N. Rampart St. Visitation will begin at noon. Burial will be in Providence Memorial Park.

WARREN R. NEWMAN SR.

Warren R. Newman Sr., former owner of Warren Food Store, died Wednesday of cancer at his home. He was 51. Mr. Newman was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. He graduated from Walter L. Cohen High School and attended Southern University at New Orleans. He was an Army veteran of the Vietnam War and was awarded the Purple Heart. Survivors include a son, Warren R. Newman Jr.; two daughters, Nikia and Leslie Newman; seven brothers, Joseph Curley and Earl, Herbert, Samuel, Ronald, Welton and Keith Newman; three sisters, June Curley, Gloria Newman and Ruby Larce; and a grandchild. A Mass will be said Monday at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Ghost Catholic Church, 2015 Louisiana Ave. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Burial will be in the National Cemetery in Biloxi, Miss. D.W. Rhodes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

THE REV. JOHN J. MARTELL

The Rev. John J. Martell, a retired Catholic priest, died Wednesday at the Mary Joseph Residence for the Elderly. He was 84. Father Martell was born in Philadelphia and joined the Marist Fathers and Brothers, the Society of Mary, in 1937. He attended the novitiate at Our Lady of the Elms in Staten Island, N.Y. After further study at the Marist College in Washington, D.C., he was ordained a priest in June 1948. He served churches in New Orleans; San Francisco; St. Paul, Minn.; Brunswick, Marietta and St. Simon Island, Ga.; Wheeling, W. Va.; Penndel, Pa.; and Bedford, Ohio. He also was a chaplain at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston and St. Joseph Infirmary in Atlanta. In New Orleans, he served Holy Name of Mary Church in 1951-52, St. Joseph Church in 1952-53 and St. Julian Eymard Church in 1994, after which he became a chaplain at the Mary Joseph Residence before retiring in 1996. Survivors include a sister, Rose Smith of Cape May, N.J. A Mass will be said today at 11 a.m. at the Mary Joseph Residence for the Elderly, 4201 Woodland Drive, Algiers. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Burial will be in St. Bartholomew Cemetery. Mothe Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

VINCENT LAWRENCE LIBERT

Vincent Lawrence Libert, a retired longshoreman, died Friday at West Jefferson Medical Center. He was 83. Mr. Libert was born in Plaquemines Parish and lived in Gretna for the past 28 years. He was an Army veteran of World War II. Survivors include two sons, Chris and Vincent "Larry" Libert Jr.; two daughters, Angela M.L. Moll and Mary Lou Martin; five grandchildren; a stepgrandchild; and a great-grandchild. A Mass will be said Monday at 9 a.m. at Mothe Funeral Home, 2100 West Bank Expressway, Harvey. Visitation will be Sunday from 6 p.m. to midnight. Burial will be in Westlawn Memorial Park in Gretna.

MABRY EDWARD 'RED' GRAHAM JR.

Mabry Edward "Red" Graham Jr., a retired industrial mechanic for Freeport Sulphur Co., died Friday of heart disease at Memorial Hospital in Gulfport, Miss. He was 64. Mr. Graham was born in Shubuta, Miss., and lived there for 20 years before moving to Plaquemines and St. James parishes and later to the Mississippi Gulf Coast, where he lived from 1974 to 1993 before returning to Shubuta. He graduated from Waynesboro High School in Waynesboro, Miss., and attended Mississippi State University. He worked for Freeport for 30 years. Survivors include his wife, Virgie H. Graham; two sons, Tommy E. Graham of River Ridge and David W. Graham of Biloxi, Miss.; two daughters, Lisa E. Myers of Magnolia, Miss., and Tracy M. Reed of Ocean Springs, Miss.; his mother, Iva M. Graham; a brother, Richard "Terry" Graham; and six grandchildren. A memorial service will be held later. Riemann Funeral Home in Gulfport is in charge of arrangements.

JOE LOUIS KING

Joe Louis King, a retired St. Bernard Parish school teacher and administrator, died Sunday of heart failure at Chalmette Medical Center. He was 63. Mr. King was a lifelong resident of Violet. He graduated from McDonogh No.35 High School and received a bachelor's degree in secondary education from Southern University and a master's degree in education from the University of Southern Mississippi. He was a former principal of Violet Consolidated School and a coach and teacher at Chalmette Middle School. After retiring from teaching in 1993, he worked for Dash Lumber Co. He was a member of the American Red Cross, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, the Louisiana Teachers Association and the Louisiana Education Association. Survivors include his wife, Audrey Mae Watkins King; two sons, Thurman and Reginald King; a daughter, JoAnn King Ceasar; two brothers, Eddie Sr. and Isreal King Sr.; and three grandchildren. A funeral will be held today at noon at Full Gospel Church of God in Christ, 1031 N. Claiborne Ave. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Merrick Cemetery in Violet. D.W. Rhodes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

DOROTHY D. JACKSON

Dorothy D. Jackson, a retired beautician, died Wednesday of undetermined causes at St. Claude Medical Center. She was 70. Mrs. Jackson was born in Texarkana, Texas, and lived in New Orleans for the past 53 years. She was a member of Central Congregational United Church of Christ. Survivors include her husband, David W. Jackson Jr.; a daughter, Elnoris Denise Jackson; and two sisters, Ida Lee Eddins and Maggarine Roberts. A funeral will be held today at 11 a.m. at Majestic Mortuary, 1833 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Restlawn Park.

DAWADE MARQUISE 'MOOCH' CAIN

Dawade Marquise "Mooch" Cain died Wednesday of undetermined causes at St. Claude Medical Center. He was 23 months old and lived in New Orleans. Survivors include his father, Dwayne Fields; his mother, Metrell Cain; a brother, Michael Cain; his grandparents, Theodore and Jean Cain Reed, and Amzie and Florence Fields; and his great-grandfather, Simon Ancar. A funeral will be held today at 2 p.m. at Gaskin-Tilly Mortuary, 1225 N. Rampart St. Visitation will begin at noon. Burial will be in Providence Memorial Park.

Jan. 11, 1999

WINSTON A. VAZ JR.

Winston A. Vaz Jr., a bailiff for the Hancock County Sheriff's Department in Bay St. Louis, Miss., and retired Orleans Parish public school teacher, died Friday of cancer at his home. He was 69. Mr. Vaz was born in Monroe and lived in New Orleans for 25 years before moving to Bay St. Louis four years ago. He worked for the South Bend, Ind., school system from 1957 to 1969 and the Orleans Parish school system as a special education teacher for 25 years. He was an usher at Union Bethel AME Church and a member of St. Peter Lodge No.31, F&AM, Prince Hall Affiliation. Survivors include his wife, Lois W. Vaz; a son, Winston A. Vaz III of Tracy, Calif.; a daughter, Kim Vaz of Tampa, Fla.; and three grandchildren. A Mass will be said Tuesday at 10 a.m. at St. Rose de Lima Catholic Church, 301 S. Necaise Ave., Bay St. Louis. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Burial will be in Cedar Rest Cemetery in Bay St. Louis. J.T. Hall Funeral Home in Gulfport, Miss., is in charge of arrangements.

RICHARD EDWARD `JOE' SUMLIN

Richard Edward "Joe" Sumlin, a retired surveyor for T.L. James & Co., died Friday of a pulmonary embolism at East Jefferson General Hospital. He was 63. Mr. Sumlin was born in Ruston and lived in Metairie for the past 32 years. He graduated from Delhi High School and attended the University of New Orleans. He was an Army veteran. Survivors include his wife, Gail Borey Sumlin; two sons, Steven and Richard Sumlin Jr.; three daughters, Christy Wagner, Kathleen Bertucci and Jennifer Graham; his mother, Estelle Kelly Sumlin; a brother, Michael Sumlin; two sisters, Dawn Sumlin and Beverly Randall; and six grandchildren. A funeral will be held today at 9 p.m. at L.A. Muhleisen & Son Funeral Home, 2607 Williams Blvd., Kenner. Visitation ia at 6 p.m.

FRIEDA BURSTZYN RADASKY

Frieda Burstzyn Radasky, retired co-owner of LaSalle Department Store, died Friday at Regent Court Nursing Home in Scottsdale, Ariz. She was 80. Mrs. Radasky was born in Warsaw, Poland, and lived in New Orleans from 1949 to 1997 before moving to Scottsdale. She was co-owner of LaSalle Department Store for 25 years. She was a Holocaust survivor and a member of Congregation Anshe Sfard, Hadassah, the National Council of Jewish Women and the New American Social Club of New Orleans. Survivors include her husband, Solomon Radasky; a son, David Radasky of Prairie Village, Kan.; a daughter, Toby Radasky Kornreich of Paradise Valley, Ariz.; and four grandchildren. A funeral will be held today at 11:30 a.m. at Tharp-Sontheimer-Tharp Funeral Home, 4127 S. Claiborne Ave. Burial will be in Anshe Sfard Cemetery.

ANTHONY STIPELCOVICH

Anthony Stipelcovich, a retired maintenance worker, died Saturday of congestive heart failure at Chalmette Medical Center. He was 84. Mr. Stipelcovich was born in Empire and lived in New Orleans before moving to Arabi 40 years ago. He was a parishioner of St. Maurice Catholic Church and a member of its Holy Name Society and Usher Society. Survivors include a son, Melvin Stipelcovich; two daughters, Joy S. Thibodeaux and Debbie S. Hankins; a brother, Nick Stipelcovich; 10 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. A funeral will be held Tuesday at 1 p.m. at St. Bernard Memorial Funeral Home, 701 W. Virtue St., Chalmette, followed by a Mass at St. Maurice Catholic Church, 605 St. Maurice Ave. Visitation is at 10 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial is in St. Bernard Memorial Gardens.

CELESTINE W. SIMMONS

Celestine W. Simmons, a homemaker, died Wednesday at Watson Group Home. She was 100. Mrs. Simmons was born in Kentwood and lived in New Orleans for the past 85 years. There are no immediate survivors. A funeral will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at St. James Methodist Church of Louisiana, 1925 Ursulines Ave. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Park. Gaskin-Tilly Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

VICTOR J. SCIAMBRA

Victor J. Sciambra, a retired salesman and driver for Dixie Brewing Co., died Saturday of heart disease at Ferncrest Manor Nursing Home. He was 85. Mr. Sciambra was born in New Orleans and lived in Jefferson for more than 50 years. He graduated from Warren Easton High School, where he was a star baseball pitcher. After graduation he was offered a contract with the St. Louis Cardinals but went to work instead. He worked for Dixie for 41 years and in a shipyard during World War II. He was a parishioner of St. Agnes Catholic Church and a member of its Usher Society. Survivors include a sister, Clara Laura Sciambra. A Mass will be said Tuesday at 2 p.m. at All Faiths Funeral Home, 5200 Canal Blvd. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery.

JOSEPH A. SANTOPADRE III

Joseph A. Santopadre III, a restaurateur, died Tuesday of undetermined causes at Interstate 10 and Michoud Boulevard. He was 36. Mr. Santopadre was born in New Orleans and lived in Jefferson Parish for the past 24 years. He was a member of the National Fitness Society. Survivors include his father, Joseph A. Santopadre Jr.; his mother, Sandra Saucier Adams; his stepfather, Dain Adams; his stepmother, Lynda E. Santopadre; and a sister, Jamie M. Santopadre. A Mass will be said today at 2 p.m. at Lamana-Panno-Fallo Funeral Home, 1717 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Garden of Memories.

GREG DANA NASSAR

Greg Dana Nassar died Thursday of undetermined causes. He was 40. Mr. Nassar was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. He attended the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts. Survivors include his mother, Joycelyn Forster Nassar; two brothers, Gavin and Gabe Nassar Jr.; and a sister, Greta Nassar. A private funeral was held Saturday. Burial was in St. Roch Cemetery No.2. Bultman Funeral Home handled arrangements.

WAYNE JAMES MURPHY

Wayne James Murphy, a retired dispatcher, died Friday of lung disease at Lifecare Hospital. He was 52. Mr. Murphy was born in New Orleans and lived in Kenner for the past 27 years. Survivors include his wife, Lena Brunet Murphy; a daughter, Wendy M. Vinet; his mother, Camille Murphy; two brothers, Jesse and Mark Murphy; a sister, Penny Maise; and three grandchildren. A Mass will be said Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. at Jacob Schoen & Son Funeral Home, 3827 Canal St. Visitation will be today from 6 to 10 p.m. and Tuesday from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Burial will be in St. Roch Cemetery No.2.

COMANCHE L. MARTIN

Comanche L. Martin, a cook for the Columns Hotel, died Wednesday at Charity Hospital of a gunshot wound. He was 19. Mr. Martin was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. He was a member of St. Mark Full Gospel Baptist Church. Survivors include his companion, Nicole Ward; his father, Charles Temple; his mother, Mary Martin; three brothers, Eddie, Sam and Charlie Martin; two sisters, Quiana and Easter Martin; four stepbrothers, Charles, Harry and Eric Temple and Robert Wallace; and a stepsister, Nika Wallace. A funeral will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Majestic Mortuary, 1833 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Providence Memorial Park.

DR. VERNON RAYMOND KROLL

Dr. Vernon Raymond Kroll, a retired surgeon, died Saturday of cancer at Memorial Medical Center. He was 76. Dr. Kroll was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. He attended Tulane University and graduated from Louisiana State University Medical School and the School of Aviation Medicine in Randolph, Texas, and did his internship and residency at Charity Hospital. He was a flight surgeon in the Army Air Corps during and after World War II. He worked in private practice at the New Orleans Surgical and Medical Clinic for 25 years before opening his own office in 1983. He was a professor emeritus of Tulane's department of surgery and former chairman of the department of surgery, chief of surgery and chief of staff of Southern Baptist Hospital. He was an examiner for the American Board of Surgery, a senior visiting surgeon at Charity and a former staff member at East Jefferson General Hospital, Ochsner Foundation Hospital, Sara Mayo Hospital and Touro Infirmary. He was a diplomate of the American Board of Surgeons, a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the Southeastern Surgical Congress, and a member of many medical and surgical societies. He also was a member of Metairie Country Club, the Pass Christian Yacht Club, Delta Sigma Phi fraternity, Phi Chi medical fraternity and several Carnival clubs. Survivors include his wife, Lorraine Bahan Kroll; a son, Vernon Raymond Kroll Jr.; four daughters, Mary Kathryn "Kitty" Kroll Longman of Lafayette, Kristin Kroll Whitty of Baton Rouge, Karen Ann Kroll and Kendall Kroll Pfister; a sister, Bonnie Kroll Emerson; and 12 grandchildren. A funeral will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Burial will be in Lake Lawn Park Mausoleum.

RICHARD M. JONES

Richard M. Jones, a retired laborer, died Jan. 4 of heart failure at Touro Infirmary. He was 77. Mr. Jones was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. He was an Army veteran and a member of Ephesus Seventh-day Adventist Church. Survivors include three daughters, Wilhelmenia King and Beverly and Lisa Jones; three stepsons, Calvin, David and Alvin Wilson; six stepdaughters, Betty Moten and Mary, Enola, Bobbie, Debra and Carolyn Wilson; and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. A funeral will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Ephesus Seventh-day Adventist Church, 2400 Delachaise St. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Burial will be in Providence Memorial Park. Magee Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

JOSEPH GEORGE JONES JR.

Joseph George Jones Jr., a retired naval commander and businessman, died Sunday of heart failure at his home. He was 82. Mr. Jones was born in New Orleans and lived in Jefferson for the past 58 years. He attended Tulane and Columbia universities. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and participated in the D-Day landing in Normandy. He later worked for Celotex Corp. and the Rust Engineering Division of Mason-Rust, owned an electronics and lightning protection company and worked as a consultant in the lightning protection field. He was a member of the Retired Officers Association, the Reserve Officers Association, American Legion Post 175, the U.S. LST Association and the Naval Amphibious Assault Force Association. Survivors include his wife, Margaret McCarroll Jones, two sons, Thomas G. and James P. Jones; a daughter, Carroll Jones Knowles; a sister, Ivy A. Jones; and a grandchild. A funeral will be held Tuesday at noon at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Metairie Cemetery.

CHARLES EDDIE HAMILTON

Charles Eddie Hamilton, a disabled veteran, died Thursday of a heart attack at Meadowcrest Hospital. He was 56. Mr. Hamilton was born in New Orleans and lived in Gretna all his life. He graduated from Lincoln High School and was an Air Force veteran. Survivors include his wife, Philimenia Hamilton; a son, Sean C. Hamilton; two daughters, Barbara Castine and Tasha Hamilton; a brother, Ronald Hamilton; two sisters, Myra Harris and Ruth Mae Baker; and three grandchildren. A funeral will be held today at 10 a.m. at Murray Henderson Funeral Home, 1209 Teche St., Algiers. Visitation will begin at 8 a.m. Burial will be in Restlawn Park.

EUGENIA LUCILLE DAVIS EDMOND

Eugenia Lucille Davis Edmond, a homemaker, died Thursday at West Jefferson Medical Center. She was 75. Mrs. Edmond was born in Algiers and lived in Gretna for the past 53 years. She was a parishioner of St. Anthony Catholic Church and a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of St. Rita's Court No.36 of the Knights of Peter Claver. Survivors include her husband, George Edmond Sr.; two sons, George Jr. and Patrick Edmond Sr.; four daughters, Winnifred Richard, Gwendolyn Davis, Joyce James and Ava Moss; 20 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. A Mass will be said Wednesday at 11 a.m. at St. Anthony Catholic Church, 900 Franklin St., Gretna. Visitation will begin at 9:30 a.m. Burial will be in McDonoghville Cemetery in Gretna. Murray Henderson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

CHARLES JOSEPH CALDERONE

Charles Joseph Calderone, a retired representative for Merck Pharmaceutical Co., died Thursday at East Jefferson General Hospital. He was 89. Mr. Calderone was born in Algiers and lived in Metairie for the past 35 years. He worked for Merck for 49 years. He was a Navy veteran of World War II, serving in the Pacific, and, along with his shipmates aboard the USS Bouditch, received a presidential citation. He was a parishioner of St. Angela Merici Catholic Church. Survivors include a sister, Frances Zubatsky. 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 St. Louis Cemetery No.3.

ROBERT PAUL BLUE

Robert Paul Blue, a retired longshoreman, died Wednesday of pneumonia at Lakeland Medical Center. He was 96. Mr. Blue was born in Round Lake, Miss., and lived in New Orleans for the past 50 years. He was a former Civil Sheriff's Office deputy. He was a member of Williams Lodge No.56 and St. Andrew's Grand Lodge, AF&AM, a past patron of Mount Lebanon Chapter No.3 of the Order of the Eastern Star, Southern Light Consistory 33rd degree, and a member of the Zulu Social Aid and Pleasure Club. Survivors include a son, Robert Charles Blue; a daughter, Johnnie Taylor; 11 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and 16 great-great-grandchildren. A wake and funeral will be held today at 8 p.m. at Majestic Mortuary, 1833 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd. Visitation will begin at 5 p.m. Burial will be Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. in Resthaven Memorial Park.

WILLIE H. BINGHAM SR.

Willie H. Bing ham Sr., a re tired truck driver, died Tuesday of heart disease at his home. He was 70. Mr. Bingham was born in Lor man, Miss., and lived in New Orleans for the past 50 years. Survivors include a son, Willie H. Bingham Jr.; two brothers, Jimmy and Johnny Bingham; and two sisters, Laura Patterson and Betty Johnson. A funeral will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. at St. John Institutional Baptist Church, 2538 Jackson Ave. Visitation will begin at 8 a.m. Burial will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery. Gertrude Geddes Willis Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

MABEL BOUDREAUX AUGUSTIN

Mabel Bou dreaux Augustin, a homemaker, died Friday at East Jefferson General Hos pital. She was 89. Mrs. Augustin was born in La badieville and lived in the New Orleans area most of her life. She was a member of Lakeside Chapter 1515 of the American Association of Retired Persons and the Busy Bee Social Club. Survivors include her husband, Fernand H. Augustin; a son, Kenneth Augustin; three daughters, Brenda Augustin Compter, Jeannette Augustin Rossi and Jane Augustin DeLoume; a brother, Ernest Boudreaux; a sister, Mary Rose Borne; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. A funeral is today at noon at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd. Visitation is at 11 a.m. Burial is in Lake Lawn Park Cemetery.


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