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Jan. 20, 1999

ANTHONY HAROLD SCORSONE

Anthony Harold Scorsone, a former electrician's helper and sheet metal worker, died Friday in a traffic accident in Gretna. He was 22. Mr. Scorsone was a lifelong resident of Terrytown. He attended Brother Martin High School and graduated from West Jefferson High School. Survivors include his father, Gary Scorsone; his mother, Nancy Foltmer; a brother, Jason Scorsone; a sister, Erin Scorsone; and his grandparents, John and Mattie Scorsone and Hazel Foltmer. A funeral will be held today at 11 a.m. at Mothe Funeral Home, 2100 West Bank Expressway, Harvey. Burial will be in Westlawn Memorial Park in Gretna.

MARY LOIS GARNER SMITH

Mary Lois Garner Smith, a retired sales associate for Krauss Co., died Thursday of cancer at her home. She was 77. Mrs. Smith was born in Belton, Texas, and lived in New Orleans for the past 52 years. She was a member of Mount Zion United Methodist Church and president of its Gospel Choir. Survivors include two daughters, Cheryl S. Alexander and Wilberine S. Martinez; two brothers, Henry W. Garner of Belton and Charles L. Garner of Richmond, Va.; a sister, Alfreda Andrews of Belton; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. A funeral will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at Mount Zion United Methodist Church, 2700 Louisiana Ave. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Burial will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery. D.W. Rhodes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

ROBERT PAUL WETWISKI SR.

Robert Paul Wetwiski Sr., a self-employed contractor, died Saturday of a brain aneurysm at East Jefferson General Hospital. He was 41. Mr. Wetwiski was born in Algiers and lived in Metairie for the past 21 years. He graduated from O. Perry Walker High School. Survivors include his wife, Kathleen Rizk Wetwiski; two sons, Sean and Robert Wetwiski Jr.; his mother, Evelyn Treuil Wetwiski; three brothers, Bruce and Gerry Wetwiski and Pablo Florez; and three sisters, June Goss, Janice Spencer and Pamela Lopez. A Mass will be said today at 11:30 a.m. at St. Christopher Catholic Church, 309 Manson Ave., Metairie. Burial will be in Garden of Memories. Mothe Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

ARTHUR JOHN ALPHONSO

Arthur John Alphonso, a retired foreman for Todd Shipyard, died Sunday at Chalmette Medical Center. He was 88. Mr. Alphonso was a lifelong resident of Violet. Survivors include his wife, Leonia Nunez Alphonso; two stepsons, Hillary J. "Tookie" and Sammy B. Nunez Jr.; four stepgrandchildren; four stepgreat-grandchildren; and two stepgreat-great-grandchildren. A Mass will be said today at 11 a.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Colonial and East Judge Perez drives, Violet. Visitation will be from 9 to 10:30 a.m., with a funeral at 10:30 a.m., at St. Bernard Memorial Funeral Home, 701 W. Virtue St., Chalmette. Burial will be in St. Bernard Memorial Gardens.

YVETTE GAUDIN BADGER

Yvette Gaudin Badger, a teacher and dean of education at Cameron College, died Monday of cancer at her home. She was 74. Mrs. Badger was born in Ascension Parish and lived in New Orleans for the past 50 years. She graduated from Newcomb College and received a master of business administration degree from Tulane University and a certificate as a chartered financial analyst from the University of Virginia. She taught at Cameron College for the past 17 years. She was a former social worker for the American Red Cross and an employee of the welfare departments in New Orleans and Topeka, Kan., and a former teacher at the University of New Orleans. Survivors include a son, Christian Super, and a brother, George Gaudin Jr. A funeral will be held today at 11 a.m. at Jacob Schoen & Son Funeral Home, 3827 Canal St. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Burial will be in Garden of Memories.

BESSIE MAE McCLAIN BAILEY

Bessie Mae McClain Bailey, a lab technician at Louisiana State University Medical Center, died Saturday of cancer at Memorial Medical Center. She was 56. Mrs. Bailey was born in Norwood and lived in New Orleans for the past 38 years. She graduated from Jackson High School in Jackson. She was a member of Greater St. Stephen Full Gospel Baptist Church and its Usher Board. Survivors include her husband, Emile Elvin Bailey; her mother, Clara Hopkins McClain; five brothers, Edward McClain of Chicago, Freddie McClain of Norwood, Johnny McClain of Baton Rouge and Larry and Cary McClain Jr.; and four sisters, Cora Jackson of Baton Rouge, Joyce and Jane McClain, and Judy Coleman. A funeral will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at Greater St. Stephen Full Gospel Baptist Church, 5600 Read Blvd. Visitation will begin Thursday at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Lake Lawn Cemetery. D.W. Rhodes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

JAMES EDWARD BEAVER

James Edward Beaver, a machinist for Ericksen's Machine Shop, died Tuesday of cancer at his home. He was 42. Mr. Beaver was born in Youngsville and lived in Metairie for the past 12 years. Survivors include his wife, Donna McIntosh Beaver; three sons, Ryan N., Cory J. and Jesse R. Beaver; a daughter, Kelly B. Mendoza; his father, Horton Elvin Beaver; his mother, Ramona Marie Gautreaux Beaver; his stepmother, Irene Landry Beaver; three brothers, Chris A. and Horton E. Beaver Jr. and Edric Joseph Rock; and two sisters, Florence B. Chapman and Patti Guidry. A funeral will be held Thursday at noon at L.A. Muhleisen & Son Funeral Home, 2607 Williams Blvd., Kenner. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m.

LOUIS V. BUSENLENER

Louis V. Busenlener, founder and board chairman of Industries Sales Corp., died Tuesday of complications from a stroke at his home. He was 86. Mr. Busenlener was born in Birmingham, Ala., and lived in New Orleans before moving to Metairie more than 60 years ago. He graduated from Auburn University, where he was a member of the Blue Key and Delta Sigma Phi fraternities. He was a past president of Metairie Country Club, Club Atlanticus, the Auburn Alumni Club, the American Society of Heating and Ventilating Engineers, and the American Society of Refrigerating Engineers. He was a board member of First Metropolitan Bank, Ecole Classique school and Manresa House, a member of the President's Council of Loyola University and a founding member of the Southern Institute of Management. He received a service citation from Manresa House. He was a parishioner of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. Survivors include his wife, Lucille Jenness Busenlener; two sons, L. Tom and John R. Busenlener; a daughter, Jane Busenlener Mills of Atlanta; nine grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. A Mass will be said Thursday at 10 a.m. at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd. Visitation will begin at 9:30 a.m. Burial will be in All Saints Mausoleum.

TONI ELENA CREEL CARELLI

Toni Elena Creel Carelli, a claims collector in the auto industry, died Friday of complications from diabetes at NorthShore Regional Medical Center in Slidell. She was 43. Mrs. Carelli was born in Port Sulphur and lived in Slidell. She was a former member of the MG Car Club. Survivors include her husband, Robert E. Carelli; her mother, Agnes M. Coludrovich Creel; two brothers, Harmon D. Creel Jr. of Empire and Max Y. Creel of Shreveport; and a sister, Sonja Gail Creel Watkins. A funeral was held Tuesday at Honaker Funeral Home in Slidell. Burial was in Forest Lawn Mausoleum.

PEARL MARY PONTIFF CHARPIO

Pearl Mary Pontiff Charpio, former owner of Adolph's Restaurant in Carrollton, died Sunday at Waldon Health Care Center in Kenner. She was 84. Mrs. Charpio was born in Thibodaux and lived in Metairie for the past 18 years. She was a former member of the krewes of Rhea and Venus. Survivors include two sons, Donald J. and Ronald J. Charpio Sr.; a brother, Allen Pontiff; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. A Mass will be said today at 1 p.m. at P.J. McMahon & Sons Funeral Home, 4800 Canal St. Burial will be in Garden of Memories.

DONALD JUDE CHASTAIN

Donald Jude Chastain, a former waiter at Petra Restaurant, died Sunday of undetermined causes at his home. He was 43. Mr. Chastain was a lifelong resident of the New Orleans area. Survivors include his wife, Sharon Haindel Chastain; two sons, Dain and Donald Chastain Jr.; a daughter, Melanie Kutzer; his mother, Leah Messina Chastain; two brothers, James J. and Lawrence Chastain; three sisters, Patricia Losea, Teresa Michaux and Mary Farrell; and a grandchild. A funeral will be held today at 5 p.m. at Fellowship Bible Church, 4600 Clearview Parkway, Metairie. Burial will be private. Vickers Northshore Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

PATRICIA ESTELLA COLLINS

Patricia Estella Collins died Friday of undetermined causes at Meadowcrest Hospital. She was 6 months old. She was born in Gretna and lived in Algiers. Survivors include her father, Charles D. Collins; her mother, Loyce Ann Venson; a brother, Terrence Joseph Venson; a sister, Charlene Collins; and her grandfather, Calvin Venson. A funeral will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. at Davis Mortuary, 230 Monroe St., Gretna. Visitation will begin Thursday at 9 a.m. Burial will be in Restlawn Park in Avondale.

HOWARD DAVIS IV

Howard Davis IV, a laborer, died Thursday in a traffic accident on the River Road in Aben. He was 25. Mr. Davis was born in New Orleans and lived in Aben for the past three years. He attended John McDonogh High School. He worked at a Texaco refinery. Survivors include his companion, Keysha Carter; a daughter, Key'Asia Shi'August Charnel Davis; his father, Howard Davis III of New Orleans; his mother, Charleszetta Davis of New Orleans; a brother, Dominic Davis of New Orleans; a sister, Danielle Bethley of New Orleans; and his grandparents, Enola Madison and Ann and Joe Green, all of New Orleans. A funeral will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. at Richardson Funeral Home, 11112 Jefferson Highway, River Ridge. Visitation will begin at 8 a.m. Burial will be in Providence Memorial Park.

GEORGE R. EBERHARDT SR.

George R. Eberhardt Sr., an investigator for a law firm, died Sunday of a heart attack at his home. He was 68. Mr. Eberhardt was born in Motley, 
Minn., and lived in Algiers for many years. He was a former officer for the Mississippi River Bridge Authority and an auxiliary officer for the New Orleans Police Department. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. Survivors include his wife, Therese Landry Eberhardt; three sons, Frank, Troy and George Eberhardt Jr.; three daughters, Alvina Humphrey, Bonnie Eberhardt and Carol Olsen; his father, Frank A. Eberhardt Sr. of Minnesota; a brother, Frank A. Eberhardt Jr.; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. A Mass will be said today at 9:30 a.m. at Holy Name of Mary Catholic Church, Verret and Alix streets, Algiers. Burial will be in Westlawn Memorial Park in Gretna.

KEITH GATLIN

Keith Gatlin, a shipfitter, died Saturday of a heart attack at Pendleton Memorial Methodist Hospital. He was 38. Mr. Gatlin was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. He graduated from Sclafani's Cooking School. He was a member of the Industrial Canal Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses. Survivors include his wife, Trenalle Gatlin; a son, Kyle Jackson; a daughter, Keynell Gatlin; his mother, Jane Butler; four brothers, Bryant, Darrell and Kevin Gatlin and Robert Magee; three sisters, Andrea and Nathalie Gatlin and Verna Mae Howard; and his grandmother, Gertrude Bentley. A funeral will be held Friday at 1 p.m. at the Industrial Canal Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses Kingdom Hall, 5707 St. Claude Ave. Visitation will begin Friday at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Restlawn Park. Majestic Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

BRIAN EARL HUBERT

Brian Earl Hubert, a Navy gunner's mate, died Thursday in an accident in Newport, Va. He was 21. Mr. Hubert was a lifelong resident of Arabi. He graduated from Chalmette High School. Survivors include his father, Earl Hubert; his mother, Marie Palermo Hubert; a brother, Wayne Hubert; a sister, Laura Marie Hubert; and his grandparents, Anthony and Marie Palermo. A Mass will be said Thursday at 11 a.m. at St. Bernard Memorial Funeral Home, 701 W. Virtue St., Chalmette. Visitation will be today from 6 to 10 p.m. and Thursday from 8:30 to 11 a.m. Burial will be in St. Bernard Memorial Gardens.

MYRTLE HARRIS IRVING

Myrtle Harris Irving, a retired public school teacher in Jeanerette, died Saturday of heart failure at Specialty Hospital of New Orleans. She was 100. Mrs. Irving was born in New Orleans and lived in New Iberia for many years before returning to New Orleans in 1991. She graduated from New Orleans University. She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church and a former member of St. James Methodist Church in New Iberia and Hartzell United Methodist Church in New Orleans. She was a member of Leah Court No.24 of the Heroines of Jericho, Ghadur Court No.129 of the Daughters of Isis and Ernest Gullet Court No.16 of the Order of the Eastern Star. Survivors include a foster daughter, Myrtle White Gordon; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. A wake and funeral will be held Thursday at 7 p.m. at Grace United Methodist Church, 2001 Iberville St. Dismissal will be Friday at 10 a.m. at the church. Burial will be in Providence Memorial Park. Estelle J. Wilson Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

BRENDA MYERS LEWIS

Brenda Myers Lewis, a retired teacher at Our Lady of Perpetual Help School in Kenner, died Monday of cancer at East Jefferson General Hospital. She was 54. Mrs. Lewis was born in New Albany, Miss., and lived in Kenner for the past 22 years. After retiring, she was a member and former president of the board of Our Lady of Perpetual Help School. She was a member of the Krewe of Iris. Survivors include her husband, William C. Lewis Jr.; a son, Gregory M. Lewis; a daughter, Angela Lewis Morales; and a brother, Robert L. Myers of Tupelo, Miss. A funeral will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd. Visitation will begin Thursday at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Metairie Cemetery.

Jan. 21, 1999

Bertha Laney Anderson, a homemaker, died Friday at her home. She was 98. Mrs. Anderson was born in Megalin and lived in New Orleans most of her life. She was a member of Morning Star Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, Bill Anderson; three sons, Robert Lee, Joe Willie and Mega Lee Anderson; and a daughter, Pearle Lee Thompson. A funeral will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at Tharp-Sontheimer-Laudumiey Funeral Home, 5001 Chef Menteur Highway. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Burial will be in Providence Memorial Park.

Pearl Blakes Augustus, a homemaker, died Friday at her home. She was 76. Mrs. Augustus was born in Pinkneyville, Miss., and lived in New Orleans for the past 50 years. Survivors include her husband, Roosevelt Augustus; a son, Nathaniel Lee; seven brothers, Isaac and Johnny Blakes and Robert Crutchfield of Baton Rouge, Frank Blakes of Newport News, Va., and Ananias, Edward and R.E. Blakes; two sisters, Flora B. Johnson of Baton Rouge and Rosa Lee B. McKinsey; and two grandchildren. A funeral will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at Second Mount Calvary Baptist Church, 2828 Fourth St. Visitation will begin Saturday at 8:30 a.m. Burial will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery. Gaskin-Tilly Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Yvette Guichard Bayham, a retired piano, music and voice teacher, died Tuesday of respiratory failure at her home. She was 72. Mrs. Bayham was born in New Orleans and lived in Chalmette for the past 38 years. She attended Francis T. Nicholls High School. She was a parishioner of Our Lady of Prompt Succor Catholic Church and a member of its choir. Survivors include her husband, Robert M. "Mickey" Bayham Sr.; four sons, David Bosco of Austin, Texas, Michael Bayham of Dallas, Robert Bayham Jr. of Prairieville and Thomas Bayham; a brother, Lawrence Guichard; a sister, Yvonne Guichard Busurelo; seven grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. A funeral will be held today at noon at St. Bernard Memorial Funeral Home, 701 W. Virtue St., Chalmette, followed by a Mass at Our Lady of Prompt Succor Catholic Church, 2320 Paris Road, Chalmette. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in St. Louis Cemetery No.3.

Albert Stanley Bibbens, a retired foreman for the New Orleans Housing Authority, died Monday at Meadowcrest Hospital. He was 92. Mr. Bibbens was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. He worked for the Housing Authority for 25 years. He was a member of First Free Mission Baptist Church and Nehemiah Lodge No.11986 and Past Masters Grand Council No.241 of the Grand United Order of Odd Fellows, Louisiana Jurisdiction in America. He is survived by his wife, Thelma Jones Bibbens. A wake and funeral will be held today at 8 p.m. at First Free Mission Baptist Church, 426 Lamarque St., Algiers. Dismissal will be Friday at 10 a.m. at the church. Burial will be in McDonoghville Cemetery in Gretna. Murray Henderson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Angel Nicole Ballom was stillborn Saturday at University Hospital. Survivors include her father, Holly D. Morris; her mother, Tiffiney Nicole Ballom; two brothers, Hollis K. and Bryce D. Ballom; a sister, Taylor N. Ballom; and her grandparents, Wanda Ballom, Charles Jackson, Roselie Morris and Hamilton Cook. A graveside service will be held Friday at 1 p.m. at Resthaven Memorial Park, 10400 Old Gentilly Blvd. D.W. Rhodes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Arthur John Boudreaux, a retired electrician for Kaiser Aluminum, died Tuesday of a heart attack at Lifecare Hospital. He was 68. Mr. Boudreaux was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. He graduated from St. Aloysius High School and Delgado Community College. He was a former sergeant in the Army National Guard. He was a member of the New Orleans Golf Association and St. John's Golf Club. Survivors include three sons, Arthur M., Mark D. and Barry W. Boudreaux; and seven grandchildren. A Mass will be said Friday at 2 p.m. at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd. Visitation will begin at 11 a.m. Burial will be in All Saints Mausoleum.

Keith Borjes, a retired mechanical engineer, died Tuesday of heart failure at Chalmette Medical Center. He was 73. Mr. Borjes was born in Norman, Okla., and lived in Chalmette for the past 25 years. He was a Navy veteran. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy J. Borjes; two sons, Vernon Allen Borjes of St. Peters, Mo., and Keith Hart Borjes Jr.; a sister, Lucille G. Passmore of Santee, Calif.; and six grandchildren. A funeral will be held Friday at 8 p.m. at St. Bernard Memorial Funeral Home, 701 W. Virtue St., Chalmette. Visitation will begin Friday at 4 p.m. Burial will be private.

Thor Eugene "Man" Boyd, a musician, died Thursday of cancer at Southwest Hospital in Atlanta. He was 32. Mr. Boyd was born in Marrero and lived in Atlanta for the past two years. He graduated from John Ehret High School and attended Dillard University, Southern University and American Nursing College. He was a member of the Children of Christ Choir. Survivors include his father, Al Williams; his mother, Bertha Lewis Boyd; his stepmother, Ada Williams; four brothers, Alvin, Tyrone and Kevin Boyd and Mervin Williams; three sisters, Corinne Boyd Cambrice, Landa Boyd and Myra Williams White; and his grandmother, Corine Lewis. A funeral will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at St. Mark Baptist Church, 1929 Huey P. Long Ave., Gretna. Visitation will begin Saturday at 8:30 a.m. Burial will be in Restlawn Park in Avondale. Davis Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Dr. Raymond K. Caillouette Jr., a surgeon at L.O. Crosby Memorial Hospital, died Jan. 6 of a heart attack in Gunnison, Colo. He was 42. Dr. Caillouette was born in Arabi and lived in Picayune, Miss., for the past 12 years. He graduated from Louisiana State University Medical School and did his residency at Charity Hospital. He was a member of the American Medical Association, Mississippi State Medical Association, Southern Medical Association, Tulane Booster Club and Elphage Caillouette Green Wave Club. Survivors include his wife, Brenda Caillouette; a daughter, Merissa Caillouette; a stepson, Will Lumpkin; a stepdaughter, Courtney Lumpkin; his mother, Marie Caillouette; a brother, George Caillouette; and two sisters, Carol Casanova and Ray Maria Walle. A memorial Mass will be said Saturday at 1 p.m. at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd. Visitation will begin Saturday at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Lake Lawn Park Mausoleum.

Randell Eugene Corey, a bartender, died Monday of liver failure at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center. He was 47. Mr. Corey was born in Buchman, Mo., and lived in New Orleans for the past 15 years. He was an Army veteran. Survivors include his companion, Lloyd Perret. A memorial service will be held later. Tharp-Sontheimer-Tharp Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Dustin Charles Cottier, a client of the St. Tammany Association for Retarded Citizens' Better Way Service Work/Training Program, died Tuesday of complications from a stroke at Slidell Memorial Hospital. He was 30. Mr. Cottier was born in New Orleans and lived in Slidell for the past year. Survivors include his father, Charles J. Cottier; his mother, Julie Cottier; and his grandfather, Lionel M. Cottier Sr. A funeral will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at Schoen Funeral Home of Covington, 1414 S. Tyler St. Visitation will be today from 6 to 10 p.m. and Friday from noon to 2 p.m. Burial will be in Mandeville Cemetery.

Spencine Curtis Dupre, a retired housekeeper for Ochsner Foundation Hospital, died Monday at West Jefferson Medical Center. She was 76. Mrs. Dupre was born in New Orleans and lived in Bridge City for 40 years and in Harvey for the past 1 1/2 years. Survivors include six sons, David, Robert, Daniel and Freddie Dupre Jr. and Lionel and Cassimere Glenn; three daughters, Alice Dupre, Pamela Burns and Jeanne C. Sincere; a sister, Ida Mae Brown; 39 grandchildren; and 28 great-grandchildren. A funeral will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at Davis Mortuary, 6820 West Bank Expressway, Marrero. Burial will be in Restlawn Park in Avondale.

Edna B. Edwards, a homemaker, died Tuesday at Chalmette Medical Center. She was 93. Mrs. Edwards was born in Baxterville, Miss., and lived in New Orleans for the past 57 years. She was a member of Faith Church. Survivors include three sons, Douglas "Buddy," Benny and William Horace Edwards Jr.; three daughters, Patricia Wright, Edna "Kitty" Chabert and Laura Lea Cronic; a brother, Harold Boyles; a half-brother, J.D. Newman; 21 grandchildren; and 46 great-grandchildren. A funeral will be held today at noon at Tharp-Sontheimer-Tharp Funeral Home, 1600 N. Causeway Blvd., Metairie. Burial will be in Garden of Memories.

Wilbert Ellis, a retired longshoreman, died Saturday at Lakeland Medical Center. He was 79. Mr. Ellis was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. He was an Army veteran and a member of Greater Carver Baptist Church. Survivors include three sons, Wilbert Ellis Jr. of Merrimack, N.H., Roland Ellis of St. Bernard and Corey Ellis; a daughter, Doris Ellis Young of Harvey; three stepsons, Lawrence Jones of San Diego, Allen Jones and Alfred Jackson Sr.; 33 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. A funeral will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at Greater Carver Baptist Church, 3343 Metropolitan St. Visitation will begin Saturday at 9 a.m. Burial will be in Restlawn Park Mausoleum. Louisiana Undertaking Co. is in charge of arrangements.

Lona M. Frederick, a retired medical transcriptionist, died Tuesday of undetermined causes at her home. She was 57. Ms. Frederick was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. She was a graduate of Xavier Preparatory High School and a parishioner of Epiphany Catholic Church. Survivors include two daughters, Monique Lange Egana and Leilani Lange; her father, Melvin Frederick; her mother, Audrey DeCoudreaux Frederick; two sisters, Cheryl F. Thompson and Carmel F. Vaucresson; and four grandchildren. A Mass will be said Friday at 11:30 a.m. at Epiphany Catholic Church, 1949 Duels St. Visitation will begin Friday at 10 a.m. Burial will be in St. Roch Cemetery No.2. Majestic Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Pearl Davenport Glockner, a homemaker, died Wednesday at St. Tammany Parish Hospital. She was 88. Mrs. Glockner was a lifelong resident of Mandeville. Survivors include a son, Clifford Glockner Jr. of Lacombe; a daughter, Loretta Boswell; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. A funeral will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at E.J. Fielding Funeral Home, 2260 W. 21st Ave., Covington. Visitation will be today from 6 to 9 p.m. and Friday from noon to 2 p.m. Burial will be in Mandeville Mausoleum.

Marion Watts Harris, a retired secretary at Valena C. Jones Elementary School, died Monday of complications from a stroke at her home. She was 73. Mrs. Harris was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. She graduated from Xavier Preparatory High School and attended Southern University. She was a former employee of F.C. Ricard and Johnson C. Lockett schools. She was a parishioner of St. Gabriel the Archangel Catholic Church and a member of the Marshal Neils and the Cliquers Social and Pleasure Clubs. She was queen of the Young Men of Illinois Club in 1947. Survivors include her husband, James Daniel Harris; two daughters, Glynis Harris McGee and Tammy Harris Richard; four grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. A Mass will be said today at 10:30 a.m. at St. Gabriel the Archangel Catholic Church, 5029 Louisa St. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Burial will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery. D.W. Rhodes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Isiah Henderson III, a fifth-grader at Sylvanie F. Williams School, died Saturday at Charity Hospital of injuries suffered when he was struck by a streetcar. He was 11 and was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. He played football for Taylor Park Playground. Survivors include his father, Isiah Henderson Jr.; his mother, Carlyn Henderson LaBranch; his stepfather, Tony LaBranch; a brother, Isaac Henderson; a sister, Anisha Henderson; his grandparents, Milton J. Lewis, Evelyn T. Davis and Jerry D. Henderson; his stepgrandparents, Harry and Lorean LaBranch; his great-grandmother, Lucinda Thomas; and his stepgreat-grandparents, Willie and Flora Thompson and Mildred LaBranch. A funeral will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at Macedonia Baptist Church, 2810 Erato St. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Burial will be in Providence Memorial Park Mausoleum. Estelle J. Wilson Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Ronald Sterling Holmes, a ballast control operator for Shell Oil Co., died Monday at his home. He was 42. Mr. Holmes was born in California and lived in Covington for the past three years. He was a member of North Vineyard Fellowship of Mandeville. Survivors include his wife, Janice T. Holmes; a son, Jason P. Holmes; a daughter, Tawnya R. Holmes; his father, Eugene Franklin Holmes; a brother, Donald Dewayne Holmes; and a grandchild. A funeral will be held today at 11 a.m. at E.J. Fielding Funeral Home, 2260 W. 21st Ave., Covington. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Pinecrest Memorial Gardens.

Elmer J. Kinabrew, a retired dairy farmer, died Tuesday at Chateau de Notre Dame. He was 82. Mr. Kinabrew was born in New Orleans and lived in Kenner for the past 53 years. He was a former purchasing manager for Rheem Manufacturing Co. and operator of a dairy farm in Johnston Station, Miss. He was a member of the Men's Amaryllis Club of Greater New Orleans. He is survived by a sister, Alice Jamieson. A graveside service will be held Friday at noon at Metairie Cemetery, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd. Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Dotsia Harris Lewis, a retired beautician, died Monday of respiratory failure at her home. She was 66. Mrs. Lewis was born in Napoleonville and lived in New Orleans for the past 50 years. She attended Sidney N. Collier Vocational School of Cosmetology. She was a member of Galatia Missionary Baptist Church and the Community Fellowship Mission Auxiliary. Survivors include a son, Joseph Lewis III of Laurel, Md.; five daughters, Brenda Gibson of Gretna, Lisa Norman of Slidell, Linda Wilson of Kenner, and Karen and Terri Lewis; three sisters, Cecilia Dumas of Marrero, Lillie Mae Jeanpierre and Alma Harris; 14 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. A funeral will be held Friday at 7 p.m. at Galatia Missionary Baptist Church, 1821 N. Villere St. Visitation will begin Friday at 5 p.m. Dismissal will be Saturday at 10 a.m. at the church. Visitation Saturday will begin at 9 a.m. Burial will be in Restlawn Park in Avondale. Boissiere-Labat Family Funeral Services is in charge of arrangements.

Grace Newman Long, a homemaker, died Wednesday of complications from Alzheimer's disease at Kenner Regional Medical Center. She was 82. Mrs. Long was a lifelong resident of the New Orleans area. She was a former member of the Krewe of Iris. Survivors include two sons, Russell P. "Rusty" and Robert O. Long III; a brother, Alan A. Newman; a sister, Gloria Jenkins; four grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. A funeral will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at L.A. Muhleisen & Son Funeral Home, 2607 Williams Blvd., Kenner. Visitation will be today from 6 to 9 p.m. and Friday from 9 to 11 a.m. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery.

Flate McCants, a retired truck driver, died Sunday of cancer at his home. He was 69. Mr. McCants was born in Hybart, Ala., and lived in New Orleans for the past 47 years. He worked for R. Guercio & Son Produce Co. and A.J. Produce Co. He was a member of Greater Evergreen Missionary Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Louise McCants; a son, Larry James McCants; a brother, Richard McCants; four sisters, Anna B. Ball, Bell Davis, Florita Hazard and Lillie B. Radcliff; and two grandchildren. A funeral will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at Greater Evergreen Missionary Baptist Church, 3123 N. Tonti St. Visitation will begin Saturday at 8:30 a.m. Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Park. Tharp-Sontheimer-Laudumiey Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Clarence Moore Sr., a truck driver, died Saturday of a stroke at Ferncrest Manor Nursing Home. He was 71. Mr. Moore was born in Orrville, Ala., and lived in New Orleans for the past 50 years. Survivors include his wife, Alice Moore; three sons, Dennis and Clarence Moore Jr. and Edward Ruffin; two daughters, Debra Bradley and Denise White; a brother, Jack C. Williams; 11 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. A funeral will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at Pine Grove Baptist Church, 2513 St. Maurice St. Visitation will begin Friday at 9 a.m. Burial will be in Restlawn Park. Gertrude Geddes Willis Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Helen B. Monroe, a homemaker, died Sunday of respiratory failure at West Jefferson Medical Center. She was 69. Mrs. Monroe was born in Raceland and lived in Marrero for the past 49 years. Survivors include a son, Henry Monroe III; a daughter, Dorothy Monroe Honor; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. A funeral will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at Macedonia Baptist Church, 1219 Cohen Ave., Marrero. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Burial will be in Morning Star Baptist Church Cemetery in Raceland. Davis Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

George Edward Norfleet, a retired Postal Service employee, died Tuesday of heart failure at Physicians Hospital. He was 73. Mr. Norfleet was born in Bessemer, Ala., and lived in New Orleans for the past 53 years. He attended Xavier University and was an Army veteran of World War II. Survivors include his wife, Gonzelle James Norfleet; a daughter, Gelon Norfleet; a brother, Samuel Bell of Bessemer; two sisters, Rhodelia B. Patton of Bessemer and Vivian L. Prince of Buffalo, N.Y.; and two grandchildren. A funeral will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at Central Missionary Baptist Church, 1438 Alabo St. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Park. Cooper-Glapion Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Rufus Pansy, a sandblaster and painter, died Friday of undetermined causes at his home. He was 39. Mr. Pansy was a lifelong resident of Boothville. Survivors include his wife, Sharon Riley Pansy; a brother, Sammy Boykinn of California; a sister, JoAnn Ellis of New York; and the aunt and uncle who raised him, Wilbert and Irene Williams. A wake will be held Friday at 8 p.m. at Zion Hill Christian Church in Boothville. A funeral will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at the church. Burial will be in Tropical Bend Cemetery in Empire. Gertrude Geddes-Willis Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Justin Clarence Powell, a fourth-grade student at Albert Wicker Elementary School, died Sunday of a blood disease at Children's Hospital. He was 9. He was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. Survivors include his father, Clarence Simon; his mother, Consueswallar Powell; his stepmother, Laila Lateef; a brother, Brandon Powell; three sisters, Crystal Powell and An'jail and Saudi Lateef; and his grandparents, R.B. and Inabell Powell. A funeral will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at Louisiana Undertaking Co., 1449 N. Claiborne Ave. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Park.

Reed Michael Schehr died Monday of complications from premature birth at Lakeview Regional Medical Center in Covington. Survivors include his father, David Paul Schehr; his mother, Dawn Michael Allotto; and his grandparents, Albert S. and Yvonne M. Pellitteri, and Elliot and Phyllis Schehr. A graveside service will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at Greenwood Mausoleum, 5242 Canal Blvd., New Orleans. Schoen Funeral Home of Covington is in charge of arrangements.

Nathaniel Melvin Schexnayder Sr., a retired porter, died Monday of cancer at his home. He was 66. Mr. Schexnayder was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. He was a member of Pilgrim Progress Missionary Baptist Church. Survivors include four sons, Gary, Larry, Kevin and Nathaniel Schexnayder Jr.; a daughter, Jewel S. Lee; a brother, George Green; two sisters, Jo Ann Ray and Ethel Kennedy; 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. A funeral will be held Friday at 10 a.m. at Pilgrim Progress Missionary Baptist Church, 3600 Loyola Ave. Visitation will begin at 8 a.m. Burial will be in Providence Memorial Park. Majestic Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Aline R. Schmolke, a homemaker, died Tuesday of complications from Alzheimer's disease at Slidell Memorial Hospital. She was 73. Mrs. Schmolke was born in New Orleans and lived in Slidell for many years. Survivors include two sons, John R. Schmolke of New Orleans and James R. Schmolke of Covington; a daughter, Kathleen Easley of Lacombe; and two grandchildren. A graveside service will be held Saturday at 9 a.m. at Haaswood Cemetery in Slidell. Honaker Funeral Home in Slidell is in charge of arrangements.

Bennie Thomas, a retired truck driver, died Monday of a heart attack at West Jefferson Medical Center. He was 68. Mr. Thomas was born in New Orleans and lived in Marrero for the past 10 years. Survivors include his wife, Geraldine Duronslet Thomas; two sons, Emile and Rogers Washington; eight daughters, Rose Smith, Crystal Gross, Sandra Harris, Darlene Willoughby, Marilyn Edwards, Bertha Evans, Nadine Gauthier and Aline Johnson; 23 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. A Mass will be said Friday at 10 a.m. at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church on River Road in Edgard. Visitation will begin Friday at 8 a.m. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Robottom Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Foster "Dick" Tigler, a retired employee of Anchor Pipeline Co., died Monday at Meadowcrest Hospital. He was 82. Mr. Tigler was born in Carpenter, Miss., and lived in Harvey for the past 60 years. Survivors include his wife, Corine Andrews Tigler; five sons, Randolph, Oscar, Willie, David and Elliott Tigler; 34 grandchildren; and 44 great-grandchildren. A funeral will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at White Oak Baptist Church on Mississippi 18 in Carpenter. Visitation will be Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Davis Mortuary, 6820 West Bank Expressway, Marrero. Burial will be in Springfield Cemetery in Hermanville, Miss.

Charlotte Venable, a nurse, died Sunday of lung cancer at Memorial Medical Center. She was 50. Ms. Venable was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. She graduated from William Carey Nursing School. She was a community nurse for the Great Expectations program and a neonatal nurse at Charity Hospital for 15 years. She was a member of Berean Presbyterian Church. Survivors include a son, Christopher A.J. Venable; a daughter, Utria Ward; her mother, Lula Mead Venable; and a grandchild. A funeral will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Berean Presbyterian Church, 1629 Simon Bolivar Ave. Visitation will begin at 8:30 a.m. Burial will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery. Majestic Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Beatrice Rodriguez Villere, a homemaker, died Tuesday at her home. She was 85. Mrs. Villere was born in Slidell and lived in Covington for many years and in Poplarville, Miss., for the past three years. She was a volunteer with Habitat for Humanity and other organizations. Survivors include three grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild. A funeral will be held today at 11 a.m. at Schoen Funeral Home of Covington, 1414 S. Tyler St. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Burial will be in Garden of Pines Cemetery.

Phylis Miller Watson, a homemaker, died Friday at Memorial Medical Center. She was 94. Mrs. Watson was born in St. Francisville and lived in New Orleans for many years. Survivors include a sister, Rosa Lee Varnes, and four grandchildren. A funeral will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at Dorothy Lawless Mortuary, 3825 Washington Ave. Visitation will begin Friday at 9:30 a.m. Burial will be in Providence Memorial Park.

Irvin Joseph Williams Sr., a technician for BellSouth Telecommunications, died Sunday of heart failure at Lakeland Medical Center. He was 49. Mr. Williams was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. He graduated from McDonogh No.35 High School and attended Tulane University and Nova University in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. He was a member of the Pin-Troubles Bowling League and the Shake, Rattle and Roll bowling team and a past president of Louisiana Chapter No.24 Gentilly Council of the Telephone Pioneers of America. Survivors include a son, Irvin Joseph Williams Jr.; his mother, Helen Humphrey Williams; three brothers, Leo Joseph Jr., Gerald Joseph Sr. and Merlin Joseph Williams Sr.; three sisters, Rita Williams Wilson of Roswell, Ga., Helena Williams Hebert of Hoover, Ala., and Alice Williams Green; and two grandchildren. A funeral will be held later. D.W. Rhodes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Elmo Wright Sr., a truck driver for Comeaux Furniture Co., died Friday of liver cancer at a niece's home in Hammond. He was 61. Mr. Wright was born in Wilson and lived in New Orleans for more than 40 years. He was a member of Travel Rest Baptist Church in Wilson. Survivors include two sons, Elmo Wright Jr. of Alabama and Byron Wright; two stepsons, Oscar and Donald Ray Dunkins; a stepdaughter, Myra Dunkins; a brother, Simpson Wright; two sisters, Emma Lee Wright of Wilson and Rose Brumfield; and 17 grandchildren. A funeral was held Wednesday at Travel Rest Baptist Church in Wilson. Dismissal will be today at 10 a.m. at the church. Burial will be in Morning Glory Baptist Church Cemetery in Wilson. Fraternal Funeral Home in Clinton is in charge of arrangements.


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