Miscellaneous Orleans Parish, Louisiana Obituaries - 1999

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Jan. 26, 1999

ALBERTA HOLMES VANTRESS

Alberta Holmes Vantress, a homemaker, died Thursday at Memorial Medical Center. She was 89. Mrs. Vantress was born in Raceland and lived in New Orleans for the past 59 years. She was a member of Greater Galilee Baptist Church and ACORN. Survivors include two sons, Joseph Sr. and Lawless Vantress Jr., and a sister, Lucy Carter. A funeral will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Greater Galilee Baptist Church, 2019 St. Ann St. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Burial will be in Providence Memorial Park. Boissiere-Labat Family Funeral Services is in charge of arrangements.

RUTH S. THOMAS BOUTTE

Ruth S. Thomas Boutte, a retired seamstress for J.H. Rutter Rex and Cute Togs sewing factories, died Friday at her home. She was 84. Mrs. Boutte was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. She was a parishioner of the Shrine of St. Jude at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Chapel. Survivors include nieces and nephews. A Mass will be said Wednesday at 10 a.m. at Tharp-Sontheimer-Tharp Funeral Home, 4127 S. Claiborne Ave. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Burial will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery.

ANDREW HERBERT DEFFES SR.

Andrew Herbert Deffes Sr., a retired longshoreman, died Saturday at Chalmette Medical Center. He was 86. Mr. Deffes was a lifelong resident of Arabi. Survivors include his wife, Edna Roloff O'Neal Deffes; a son, Andrew Deffes Jr.; a daughter, Barbara Daigle; a brother, John Deffes; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. A Mass will be said Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Tharp-Sontheimer-Tharp Funeral Home, 4127 S. Claiborne Ave. Visitation will begin Wednesday at 9 a.m. Burial will be in St. Vincent de Paul Cemetery No.3.

ROSALIE LEWIS FOLEY

Rosalie Lewis Foley, a homemaker, died Friday of heart failure at Touro Infirmary. She was 90. Mrs. Foley was born in Natchez, Miss., and lived in New Orleans for the past 60 years. She was a member and stewardess of Greater Mount Rose Baptist Church. Survivors include a son, Charles Foley of Chicago; a daughter, Mary Rose Fletcher; 18 grandchildren; 50 great-grandchildren; and 29 great-great-grandchildren. A wake will be held Wednesday at 8 p.m. at Greater Mount Rose Baptist Church, 1318 Simon Bolivar Ave. Visitation will begin Wednesday at 6 p.m. Dismissal will be Thursday at 9 a.m. at the church. Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Park. Majestic Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

WARREN T. GOODMAN

Warren T. Goodman, a retired shipping and receiving department manager for Graef Bros. in Cullman, Ala., died Friday of undetermined causes at his home in Navarre, Fla. He was 62. Mr. Goodman was born in Wooster, Ohio, and lived in Cullman for 38 years before moving to Navarre. He was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Cullman. Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth M. "Libby" Greenawalt Goodman; two sons, William A. Goodman of West Newton, Pa., and Eric D. Goodman of Addison, Ala.; a daughter, Nancy G. Moragas of Slidell; a brother, John W. Goodman of Beach City, Ohio; two sisters, Alverda Feeman of Orrville, Ohio, and Clarissa Boyd of Massillon, Ohio; and five grandchildren. A funeral will be held today at 10 a.m. at Custer Funeral Home in Wooster. Burial will be in Wooster Cemetery.

AGNES JUNEAU PETERSON KILLEN

Agnes Juneau Peterson Killen, a homemaker, died Sunday of pneumonia at Rapides General Hospital in Alexandria. She was 96. Ms. Killen was born in Echo and lived in Natchitoches for many years before moving to New Orleans four years ago. She graduated from Northwestern State Normal College. Survivors include a son, William Paul Peterson of the Dallas area; a daughter, Geraldine Peterson Settoon of Jefferson; and two grandchildren. A funeral will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. at Blanchard/St. Denis Funeral Home in Natchitoches. Burial will be in Fern Park Cemetery in Natchitoches.

SCOTT HENRY LAWSON

Scott Henry Lawson died Friday of respiratory failure at West Jefferson Medical Center. He was 2. He was born in Fort Worth, Texas, and lived in Westwego for the past 2 years. Survivors include his father, Stephen Scott Lawson; his mother, Christi McCollum Lawson; his grandparents, Robert and Patricia Lawson, and Donald and Donna McCollum; and his great-grandparents, Mildred Lawson, Mary Jane Burnham, Bernice Zimmer and Willard Barr. A Mass will be said today at 9 a.m. at Mothe Funeral Home, 2100 West Bank Expressway, Harvey. Visitation will begin at 8 a.m. Burial will be in Westlawn Memorial Park in Gretna.

JOSEPH LOUIS McLAUGHLIN III

Joseph Louis McLaughlin III, a retired dispatcher for United Cabs Inc., died Sunday of cancer at Chalmette Medical Center. He was 66. Mr. McLaughlin was born in New Orleans and lived in Chalmette for the past 35 years. He attended Chalmette High School and was a veteran of the Navy and the National Guard. He formerly worked for the St. Bernard Parish Sheriff's Office. Survivors include his wife, Beverly Rodriguez McLaughlin; a son, Patrick Michael McLaughlin; two daughters, Maureen McLaughlin Lauro and Kristy McLaughlin Chilton; a brother, Gerald A. McLaughlin; and five grandchildren. A Mass will be said today at noon at St. Mark Catholic Church, 3024 Charles Drive, Chalmette. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Burial will be in St. Bernard Memorial Gardens. St. Bernard Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

LINDA HACK PELLETTE

Linda Hack Pellette, a homemaker, died Sunday of respiratory failure at Our Lady of the Lake Medical Center in Baton Rouge. She was 45. Mrs. Pellette was born in New Orleans and lived in Belle Chasse and in Natchez, Miss., before moving to Baton Rouge seven years ago. She was a member of Education for Living and a leader of Girl Scout Brownie Troop No.458 in Baton Rouge. Survivors include her husband, Jerome Pellette; two sons, Ryan Louis and Jason Michael Bettencourtt; two daughters, Lindsey Ann and Tender Ann Pellette; her father, Robert Hack of New Orleans; and a brother, Robert Hack Jr. of New Orleans. Visitation will be today from 2 to 8 p.m. at Rabenhorst Funeral Home, 11000 Florida Blvd., Baton Rouge. No funeral will be held.

CONNIE 'BERT' RILEY RAGAS

Connie "Bert" Riley Ragas, a homemaker, died Wednesday in a traffic accident on Louisiana 23 in West Pointe a la Hache. She was 44. Mrs. Ragas was a lifelong resident of Port Sulphur. She attended Port Sulphur High School. She was a member of Greater Macedonia Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, Mervin Ragas Jr.; three sons, Ellery, Trevor and Xavier Turner; two daughters, Kizzy and Samantha Turner; five brothers, Herman, Clark, Jackie, Rodney and Renell Riley; two sisters, Bevelyn Williams and Reshell Marshall; and four grandchildren. A funeral will be held today at 11 a.m. at Greater Macedonia Baptist Church in Port Sulphur. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Burial will be in Barthelemy Cemetery in Diamond. D.W. Rhodes Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

CLAUDE A. BARTHOLOMEW

Claude A. Bartholomew, a disabled Army veteran, died Jan. 18 at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center. He was 78. Mr. Bartholomew was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. He attended Xavier University and was a parishioner of St. Matthias Catholic Church. Survivors include a brother, Norman Bartholomew. A funeral will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. at D.W. Rhodes Funeral Home, 3933 Washington Ave. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Burial will be in the National Cemetery in Biloxi, Miss.

VALENTINE W. VAUGHN SR.

Valentine W. Vaughn Sr., a retired supervisor for the U.S. Postal Service, died Friday at Ochsner Foundation Hospital. He was 88. Mr. Vaughn was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. He was a member of First English Lutheran Church and a past president of the Morris Henry Hobbs Bromeliad Society and Greater New Orleans Bromeliad Club. Survivors include a son, Valentine William Vaughn of Salt Lake City; a daughter, Mary Vaughn O'Brien of Ocean Springs, Miss.; two sisters, Edna Vaughn Rini and Mildred Vaughn Moss; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. A funeral will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd. Visitation will begin Wednesday at 9 a.m. Burial will be in Lake Lawn Park Cemetery.

RUTH MARILYN PENOUILH

Ruth Marilyn Penouilh, a retired clerk for the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office, died Saturday of emphysema at Wynhoven Health Care Center in Marrero. She was 67. Ms. Penouilh was born in New Orleans and lived in Westwego for the past 11 years. She attended Our Lady of Holy Cross College and Delgado Community College. Survivors include two sons, Bryan Mark Baudean of Maryland and Bruce Merrill Baudean of California; a daughter, Brett Marie Gillis of California; a brother, Percy Penouilh; two sisters, Barbara Davis of Huntsville, Ala., and Sister Rose Marie Penouilh; and seven grandchildren. A funeral will be held today at 11 a.m. at Mothe Funeral Home, 7040 Lapalco Blvd., Marrero. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Burial will be in Garden of Memories.

ADAM R. OSTARLY

Adam R. Ostarly, a retired Navy chief boatswain's mate and diver, died Sunday of lung cancer at St. Tammany Parish Hospital. He was 71. Mr. Ostarly was born in New Orleans and lived in Covington for the past 20 years. He was a veteran of World War II and the Korean War. He was the former general manager of Global Divers and owner of Sierra Nursery in Covington. Survivors include his wife, Juliette Soniat duFossat Ostarly; four sons, Larry R., Thomas R., Richard A. and Adam R. Ostarly Jr.; four daughters, Deborah O. Finnan, Mary O. Henderson, Lori A. Ostarly and Wendy O. Edwards; two brothers, George N. and Walter N. Ostarly; two sisters, Kinta O. Brown and Stenie O. Seals; and 23 grandchildren. A Mass will be said Wednesday at 11 a.m. at E.J. Fielding Funeral Home, 2260 W. 21st Ave., Covington. Visitation will begin Wednesday at 8:30 a.m. Burial will be in the National Cemetery in Biloxi, Miss.

ANNA RITA `PIP' LUMAR

Anna Rita "Pip" Lumar, a retired housekeeper at Ochsner Foundation Hospital, died Saturday of pneumonia at River Parishes Hospital. She was 70. Mrs. Lumar was a lifelong resident of Edgard. Survivors include her husband, Raymond Lumar Sr.; five sons, Donald, John, Harold Van, Eugene and Raymond Lumar Jr.; two daughters, Clariette Lumar and Joann Evans; two brothers, Roger and George Brooks; three sisters, Gloria Johnson, Delores Lumar and Marie Samson; 11 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. A Mass will be said today at 10 a.m. at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church on River Road in Edgard. Visitation will begin at 8 a.m. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Earl Baloney and Sons Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

LUCILLE GLISSON

Lucille Glisson, a retired real estate agent, died Sunday at Heritage Manor Nursing Home in Mandeville. She was 90. Ms. Glisson was born in New Orleans and lived in Covington for the past 85 years. She was a charter member of the Covington Business and Professional Women Association and a member of Covington Presbyterian Church, the Covington Garden Club, the Friends of the Library and the Pilot Club of New Orleans. Survivors include three sisters, Frances G. Rowles of Ames, Iowa, Naomi G. Charbonnet of Mandeville and Ruth G. Fischer. 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 Garden of the Pines Mausoleum.

VINCENT PAUL COSTANZA JR.

Vincent Paul Costanza Jr. a businessman, died Saturday of chronic pancreatitis at East Jefferson General Hospital. He was 59. Mr. Costanza was born in New Orleans and lived in Kenner for the past 35 years. He was a chemist, real estate broker, general contractor, real estate developer and scrap metal recycler. He graduated from St. Aloysius High School and the University of New Orleans. He was a National Guard veteran. Survivors include his wife, Veronica Weeser Costanza; three sons, Christopher Vincent, Dominick Vincent and Vincent Paul Costanza III; a daughter, Veronica Costanza Blanko; his mother, Rose E. Schwartz Costanza; two sisters, Mary Costanza Dupont and Pauline Kessler Costanza; and five grandchildren. A funeral will be held Wednesday at noon at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd. Visitation will be today from 6 to 10 p.m. and Wednesday from 10 a.m. to noon. Burial will be in Metairie Cemetery.

LEOMIE GIVENS VanWAESBERGE

Leomie Givens VanWaesberge, a homemaker, died Sunday at NorthShore Regional Medical Center in Slidell. She was 83. Mrs. VanWaesberge was born in Mandeville and lived in New Orleans for many years and in Slidell for the past 15 years. Survivors include a son, Peter VanWaesberge Jr. A funeral will be held today at 2 p.m. at Jacob Schoen & Son Funeral Home, 3827 Canal St. Visitation will begin at noon. Burial will be in St. Louis Cemetery No.3.

CYRIL F. DUNN

Cyril F. Dunn, a retired sales engineer for Cooper Industries, died Saturday at East Jefferson General Hospital. He was 80. Mr. Dunn was born in Baltimore and lived in Metairie for the past 48 years. He was a captain in the Army Air Corps during World War II. He was a member of Colonial Country Club and Metairie Rotary Club and a parishioner of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. Survivors include his wife, Anita McDonald Dunn; two daughters, Diane D. Rankin of High Point, N.C., and Susan B. Hayne of New Orleans; two brothers, Paul and John Carroll Dunn Jr., both of Baltimore; a sister, Charlotte Dunn Jones of Baltimore; and a grandchild. A funeral will be held today at 3 p.m. at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd. Visitation will begin at 2 p.m. Burial will be in Lake Lawn Park Cemetery.

JOSEPH ANTHONY RED

Joseph Anthony Red, a laborer, died Jan. 17 of undetermined causes at Charity Hospital. He was 37. Mr. Red was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. Survivors include his father, T.C. Taylor; his mother, Beatrice Bell; a brother, Herbert Young; and a sister, Diane Red. A funeral will be held today 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.

ERICA MONIQUE BRADLEY

Erica Monique Bradley, a student at Marion Abramson High School, died Jan. 17 of undetermined causes at Pendleton Memorial Methodist Hospital. She was 16. Miss Bradley was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. She was a member of her school's soccer team. Survivors include a daughter, Breyelle Jordre Bradley; her mother, Clover Bradley; her stepfather, Lonnie Williams; two brothers, Christopher and Oliver Bradley; a sister, Kimberly Bradley; and her grandparents, L.C. and Sarah Graham Bradley. A funeral was held Monday. Burial was in Resthaven Memorial Park. Gaskin-Tilly Mortuary handled arrangements.

Jan. 27, 1999

BELINE LAMAR DEVINE

Beline Lamar Devine, who acted in local theater productions and TV commercials, died Monday at St. Anna's Residence. She was 106.
Mrs. Devine was born in 1892 in Jalapa, Mexico, and spent part of her childhood there.
As a girl, she spent time with her father's family in Georgia and came to New Orleans in the early 1900s. She attended Newcomb High School, an all-girls school affiliated with Newcomb College. She attended the Lucy Cobb Institute in Valdosta, Ga., and Gunston Hall in Washington, D.C.
Mrs. Devine lived in Texas, but she returned to New Orleans at the outbreak of World War II. She worked here as a translator with the federal Office of Censorship, where she used her knowledge of Spanish to inspect mail coming into the United States from Latin America.
She also worked as a receptionist with the California Co. in New Orleans. After her retirement from that company in 1954, she began acting with Le Petit Theatre, the Gallery Circle Theatre and the New Orleans Recreation Department's theater program.
She had a walk-on role in the film, "A Walk on the Wild Side," playing a peddler of day-old newspapers.
"I was a derelict in rags, with my face all dirty," she said, describing her role. "It was awful, the way I looked."
In her 80s, Mrs. Devine appeared in commercials for a variety of businesses, including Popeyes Fried Chicken.
When she was 93, Mrs. Devine privately published "Mi Vida," a semifictional account of her life.
Mrs. Devine was a member of St. Stephen's Church for 30 years. She is survived by a daughter, Mary Frances Berry; a son, Lanier Devine; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Private services were held. Burial was at Lake Lawn.

MARY RUSSELL

Mary Russell, a retired housekeeper, died Jan. 21 at Easthaven Care Center. She was 84. Ms. Russell was born in Meridian, Miss., and lived in New Orleans for many years. Survivors include nieces and nephews. A funeral will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at Union Bethel A.M.E. Church, 2321 Thalia 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.

EMELDA L. PICOU

Emelda L. Picou, a retired custodial worker, died Sunday at Memorial Medical Center. She was 78. Ms. Picou was a lifelong New Orleans resident. Survivors include a sister, Irene Bates. A funeral will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at D.W. Rhodes Funeral Home, 1716 N. Claiborne Ave. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Burial will be in St. Roch Cemetery.

SHELIA ANN LEWIS

Shelia Ann Lewis, a housekeeper, died Friday of undetermined causes at Memorial Medical Center. She was 40. Mrs. Lewis was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. She was a graduate of Xavier University. Survivors include her husband, Morris Raymond Lewis Sr.; two sons, Kendrell and Morris R. Lewis Jr.; a daughter, Nikia Lewis; her father, Harold Johnson Sr.; three brothers, Connie, Elvis and Harold Johnson Jr.; a sister, Wanda Darensbourg of New Albany, Ind.; and three grandchildren. A funeral will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. at Dorothy Lawless Mortuary, 3825 Washington Ave. Visitation will begin at 8 a.m. Burial will be in Providence Memorial Park.

MORRIS STEPHEN LOPEZ JR.

Morris Stephen Lopez Jr., an employee of Hughes Aircraft Corp., died Thursday of complications from diabetes in Denver. He was 55. Mr. Lopez was born in New Orleans and lived in Denver. Survivors include a son, Stephen Lopez Minor of Los Angeles; his stepmother, Mary E. Lopez of New Orleans; and a sister, Ann Lopez Haynes of New Orleans. A funeral will be held in Denver at a later date. A memorial Mass will be said Thursday at 4 p.m. at St. Maria Goretti Catholic Church, 7300 Crowder Blvd., New Orleans.

YVONNE CLAIRE KISTNER

Yvonne Claire Kistner, a homemaker, died Jan. 18 at her home. She was 80. Mrs. Kistner was born and grew up in New Orleans and lived in Bremerton, Wash., before moving to the Washington, D.C., area 50 years ago. She lived in Gaithersburg, Md. She formerly worked on circuit boards for the early rocket program at Diamond Ordinance Fuse Laboratories in Washington. She was a parishioner of the Sodality at St. Catherine Laboure Church in Wheaton, Md., and the senior clubs at St. Catherine and St. Jude Catholic churches. Survivors include her husband, Henry Paul Kistner; three sons, William W., Robert B. and Henry P. Kistner Jr., all of Wheaton; a daughter, Cheryl A. Stanley; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Services were private. Burial was in Parklawn Memorial Gardens in Rockville, Md. Francis J. Collins Funeral Home in Silver Spring, Md., handled arrangements.

KARL KILINSKI

Karl Kilinski, a retired self-employed violin teacher and manager of Karl Kilinski Recording Studio, died Dec. 4, 1998, at East Jefferson General Hospital. He was 95. Mr. Kilinski was born in Poland and lived in New Orleans and Metairie for the past 70 years. He attended the Berlin Conservatory, Marquette University in Madison, Wis., and Gulf Radio School. He worked as a government translator for the United States during World War II. Survivors include his wife, Virginia Kilinski; two sons, Karl Kilinski II of Dallas and Robert H. Kilinski; a sister, Hulda Heisler of Alhambra, Calif.; and three grandchildren. A memorial service will be held Saturday at 3 p.m. at First Christian Church, 8121 Airline Drive in Metairie. Mr. Kilinski donated his body to Tulane University.

ELIZABETH CLAYTON JOHNSON

Elizabeth Clayton Johnson, a retired assistant dean of women at Hampton University, died Dec. 18 at Sentara Hampton General Hospital in Hampton, Va. She was 83. Mrs. Johnson was born in Violet and lived in Hampton for more than 30 years. She also lived and taught in Maryland, Kentucky, Michigan and Germany. She graduated summa cum laude from Dillard University and received a master's degree from Hampton University. She was a member and Sunday school teacher at Bethel A.M.E. Church in Hampton and a former member of Bethel A.M.E. Church in New Orleans. She was a member of John G. Lewis Chapter No.1 of the Order of the Eastern Star, Prince Hall Affiliation, in New Orleans and Naomi Assembly No.16 of the Order of the Golden Circle in Hampton. Survivors include her husband, Jesse J. Johnson; a brother, Willie Clayton of New Orleans; and a sister, Leontine Clayton of New Orleans. A funeral was held Dec. 22 at Bethel A.M.E. Church in Hampton. Burial was in Hampton Memorial Gardens. Cooke Bros. Funeral Home handled arrangements.

FERDINAND J. ILLG

Ferdinand J. Illg, a retired pipe inspector, died Monday of heart failure at his home. He was 81. Mr. Illg was born in New Orleans and lived in Thibodaux for the past year. He was a member of the Bernadotte Golf Club and Riverland's Golf Club. Survivors include three sons, Richard Thomas Illg, Glenn M. Illg and John Robert Illg Sr.; seven grandchildren; and six great-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 private.

ODA 'ODIE' WESTON HOLLEY

Oda "Odie" Weston Holley, a retired superintendent for Metal Service Corp., died Jan. 21 of congestive heart failure. He was 73. Mr. Holley was born in Kennett, Miss., and lived in Slidell for the past 21 years. Survivors include his wife, Dolores Bielicki Holley; two sons, James Weston and Donald Christopher Holley; a daughter, Joanne Brothers; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Immanuel Baptist Church of Slidell, 62160 Airport Road. Schoen Funeral Home of Slidell is in charge of arrangements.

JOAN PUNCH GERACI

Joan Punch Geraci, a retired payroll clerk for Rheem Manufacturing, died Monday of heart failure at Ochsner Foundation Hospital. She was 66. Mrs. Geraci was born in New Orleans and lived in Metairie for the past 46 years. She was a parishioner of St. Mary Magdelen Catholic Church. Survivors include her husband, Joseph Geraci; a son, Keith Geraci; a daughter, Nicole Geraci Gleeson; a brother, Jerry Punch; and a grandchild. A Mass will be said Thursday at 10 a.m. at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd. Visitation will be today from 6 to 10 p.m. and Thursday beginning at 8 a.m. Burial will be in Metairie Cemetery.

ELLIS EMERY

Ellis Emery, a cabdriver for Ed's and Rollin's Cab Company, died Monday of a heart attack at his home. He was 70. Mr. Emery was born in St. Francisville and lived in New Orleans for 51 years. He was a member of The Original Dukes and Ed's Maroon and White Social & Pleasure Club. Survivors include his wife, Clemontine Emery; a son, Wayne Smith; a daughter, Gwendolyn Wright; a brother, Celly Dangerfield of Woodville, Miss.; a sister, Waldore Taylor of Baton Rouge; and two grandchildren. A funeral will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at D.W. Rhodes Funeral Home, 3933 Washington Ave. Burial will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery.

IRMA ARRINGTON DURDEN

Irma Arrington Durden, a retired cosmetologist, died Friday at NorthShore Regional Medical Center in Slidell. She was 76. Mrs. Durden was born in Lacombe and lived in Seattle and New Orleans for 30 years before moving to Slidell. She was a former dietitian and beautician and a member of Greater Tulane Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, Rudolph Durden; a brother, Charles Arrington Jr.; and three daughters, Ruby Porter, Jeannette Batiste and Annette Arrington. A funeral will be held today at 11 a.m. at Doyle Funeral Home Chapel, 2430 Fourth St., Slidell. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery.

CARL THEODORE CRAWFORD

Carl Theodore Crawford, a retired employee of New Orleans Public Service Inc., died Monday at East Jefferson General Hospital. He was 82. Mr. Crawford was born in St. Tammany Parish, lived in New Orleans for more than 45 years and in Metairie for the past 10 years. He was a former Navy Seabee and veteran of World War II. Survivors include a daughter, Carol C. Nelson of Metairie; and two grandchildren. A Mass will be said Thursday at 11 a.m. at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd. Visitation will be today from 6 to 9 p.m. and Thursday beginning at 9 a.m. Burial will be in All Saints Mausoleum.

MARTHA BROWN

Martha Brown, a retired New Orleans public school teacher, died Friday of heart failure at Touro Infirmary. She was 73. Mrs. Brown was a lifelong resident of New Orleans and a graduate of Southern University of Baton Rouge. She was a director of the youth department at Pentecostal Church of God in Christ. Survivors include her husband, Marshall Brown; a son, Lloyd Brown; a brother, Nathaniel Turner; a sister, Mable Isom; five grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. A funeral will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at Prayer Tower Church of God in Christ, 8708 Willow St. Burial will be in Providence Memorial Park. Majestic Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

LAWRANCE WAYNE BALDERAS

Lawrance Wayne Balderas, a pizza maker, died Friday at Charity Hospital of injuries suffered in a beating. He was 48. Mr. Balderas was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. Survivors include a daughter, Danielle Balderas; four brothers, Joseph, Anthony, Stephen and Michael Balderas; and five sisters, Sheila Maggiore, Dolores Schwandt, Marion Downey, Connie Van Order and Patricia Mattern. A private memorial service will be held. United Funeral Services is in charge of arrangements.

JOYCE MARIE WALDON

Joyce Marie Waldon, a homemaker, died Saturday of undetermined causes at Lakeland Medical Center. She was 33. Miss Waldon was a lifelong New Orleans resident. She was a graduate of Marion Abramson Senior High School. She was a member of Faithful Community Baptist Church. Survivors include two sons, Willard and Alex Waldon; her father, James Waldon; her mother, Marie Louise Talbert; and two brothers, Merlin and Micah Talbert. A funeral will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at Littlejohn's Funeral Home, 8033 Chef Menteur Highway. Visitation will begin Saturday at 8 a.m. Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Park.

MASON DAVID ADCOCK

Mason David Adcock, a newborn, died Sunday of undetermined causes at Slidell Memorial Hospital. Survivors include his father, David P. Adcock; his mother, Maria Newton Adcock; and his grandparents, James and Dorothy Adcock of Chalmette and Donald and Theresa Newton of Chalmette. A graveside service was held Monday at Forest Lawn Cemetery. Honaker Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

LOUIS 'LOUIE' STIGLER

Louis "Louie" Stigler, a parts assistant at Bergeron-Chrysler-Plymouth-Volvo-Jeep Inc., died Saturday of injuries suffered in a skydiving accident in Pascagoula, Miss. He was 30. Mr. Stigler was born in New Orleans and lived in Kenner for the past 28 years. He was a 1988 graduate of Bonnabel High School, where he was a member of the band. He was a former employee of Robert's Glass and Mirror Co., and Chuck E. Cheese restaurants. Survivors include his wife, Dawn Monaghan Stigler; his father, Louis M. Stigler; his mother, Earline Pradat; his stepfather, Robert Pradat; a brother, Steve M. Stigler; and his grandparents, Aimee M. Schaefer and Joyce Pradat. A funeral will be held today at Leitz-Eagan Funeral Home, 4747 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie. Visitation will begin at 11 a.m. Burial will be in St. Patrick Cemetery No.3.

JOYCE MARIE WALDON

Joyce Marie Waldon, a homemaker, died Saturday of undetermined causes at Lakeland Medical Center. She was 33. Miss Waldon was a lifelong New Orleans resident. She was a graduate of Marion Abramson Senior High School. She was a member of Faithful Community Baptist Church. Survivors include two sons, Willard and Alex Waldon; her father, James Waldon; her mother, Marie Louise Talbert; and two brothers, Merlin and Micah Talbert. A funeral will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at Littlejohn's Funeral Home, 8033 Chef Menteur Highway. Visitation will begin Saturday at 8 a.m. Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Park.


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