Miscellaneous Orleans Parish, Louisiana Obituaries - 1999

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Jan. 31, 1999

RAY JONES DALFERES

Ray Jones Dalferes, a homemaker, died Wednesday at Memorial Medical Center. She was 96. Mrs. Dalferes was born in Donaldsonville and lived in New Orleans for the past 70 years. She graduated from St. Augustine High School in Donaldsonville. She was a parishioner of St. Philip the Apostle Catholic Church and a member and junior daughter of the Ladies Auxiliary Knights of Peter Claver. Survivors include three sons, Warren, Bertram and Edward Dalferes Jr.; 12 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. A Mass will be said Monday at 10 a.m. at St. Philip the Apostle Catholic Church, 3300 Metropolitan St. Visitation will begin Monday at 9 a.m. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery. D.W. Rhodes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

CLARENCE COURTNEY

Clarence Courtney, a freight handler, died Thursday of complications from pneumonia at St. Charles General Hospital. He was 86. Mr. Courtney was born in Bunkie and lived in New Orleans for the past 65 years. Survivors include his wife, Nevada Louvall Courtney; two daughters, Edna C. McCovins and Joycie Melancon; a sister, Aphine Courtney; seven grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. A funeral will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Dorothy Lawless Mortuary, 3825 Washington Ave. Visitation will begin at 8 a.m. Burial will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery.

WALTER FRANK CAMBA JR.

Walter Frank Camba Jr., a retired lumber salesman, died Friday at East Jefferson General Hospital. He was 86. Mr. Camba was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. Survivors include a son, Bob Camba; two daughters, Bonnie Kalbaugh and Cheryl Brown; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Visitation will be held Monday from noon until 1 p.m. at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd. Burial will be in Metairie Cemetery.

YVONNE ELLOIE ANTOINE

Yvonne Elloie Antoine, a former real estate agent for Donald Julian and Associates, died Wednesday of a heart attack at West Jefferson Medical Center. She was 57. Mrs. Antoine was born in Ventress and lived in Gretna for many years. She graduated from New Roads High School in New Roads. She was a founder and co-pastor of Greater King Solomon Full Gospel Baptist Church in Marrero, founder of Women of Liberty, a Sunday school teacher and Bible school director, and co-founder of Individuals Developing Others for Academic Enhancement. Survivors include her husband, Ennis Antoine Sr.; four sons, Ennis Antoine Jr., Kenneth Antoine, Rodney Antoine and the Rev. Byron Antoine; two daughters, Lolita and De Jeune Antoine; her mother, Stella Elloie; five brothers, Gus, Freddie, Frederick, Wilton and Dorsey Elloie Jr.; five sisters, Alma Adolph, Susie Gremillion, Marilyn Henderson and Kelly and Sherry Elloie; and eight grandchildren. A wake and funeral will be held Monday at 7 p.m. at Lowerlight Missionary Baptist Church, 4422 Ray Ave. Visitation will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at St. Luke Baptist Church in Ventress. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Murray Henderson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

LESTER PAUL BRAUD

Lester Paul Braud, a retired bread salesman for Heebe's Bakery, died Friday of cancer at his home. He was 84. Mr. Braud was born in Thibodaux and lived in Gretna for the past 58 years. He was a member of Local No.270 of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters. Survivors include his wife, Ruth Michel Braud; two daughters, Nancy Guidry and Betty Tourelle; three brothers, Gerald, Hughes and Talton Braud; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. A Mass will be said Monday at 9 a.m. at Mothe Funeral Homes Inc., 2100 West Bank Expressway, Harvey. Visitation will be today from 6 to 10 p.m. and Monday at 8 a.m. Burial will be in Westlawn Memorial Park, Gretna.

DOROTHY ANNE BARNES

Dorothy Anne Barnes, a retired secretary of the Jefferson County Board of Education in Louisville, Ky., died Friday of heart failure at Slidell Memorial Hospital. She was 73. Mrs. Barnes was born in Daleville, Ind., and lived in Louisville before moving to Slidell. She was a member of Eastern Star and the Bethany Methodist Church in Louisville. Survivors include two sons, Dann E. Barnes of Las Vegas, and Mark L. Barnes; a daughter, Anne Dollinger of Pembroke Pines, Fla.; and six grandchildren. Arrangements are not complete, but a funeral will be held at Ballard & Sons Funeral Home in Daleville. Burial will be in Saunders Cemetery in Daleville. Honaker Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.

BERNICE DUMAS WRIGHT

Bernice Dumas Wright, a retired housekeeper for Charity Hospital, died Friday of respiratory failure at Vencor Hospital. She was 89. Ms. Wright was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. She was a member of Stronger Hope Baptist Church and its choir, benevolent society and deaconess board. She also was a member of Queen Vashti Order of Eastern Star King George No.3 and AA Daughter of Sphinx Elector Court No.2. Survivors include two cousins; and a godchild. A wake and funeral will be held Monday at 8 p.m. at Stronger Hope Baptist Church, 2401 S. Galvez St. Dismissal will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Park. Estelle J. Wilson Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

ANITA WATTIGNEY WILSON

Anita Wattigney Wilson, a homemaker, died Friday at Meadowcrest Hospital. She was 83. Mrs. Wilson was a lifelong resident of Algiers. Survivors include two sons, Francis A. and Woodrow T. Wilson; a daughter, Jo Ann Wilson Bergeron; 10 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. A Mass will be said Monday at 9:15 a.m. at St. Julian Eymard Catholic Church, 2701 Lawrence St. Visitation will be 6 p.m. today until 9 a.m. Monday at Mothe Funeral Homes Inc., 1300 Vallette St., Algiers. Burial will be in Westlawn Memorial Park, Gretna.

JOHNNEY WILLIAMS

Johnney Williams, a retired security guard, died Thursday of complications from seizures at his home. He was 51. Mr. Williams was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. He graduated from Carver Senior High School and attended Straight Business School and Southern University at New Orleans. Survivors include his mother, Odile Williams; three brothers, Sylvester, Charles and Gerald Williams; and a sister, Emelda Williams. A funeral will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at D.W. Rhodes Funeral Home, 1716 N. Claiborne Ave. Visitation will begin Monday at 9 a.m. Burial will be in Providence Memorial Park.

NANCY JEAN SCOTT WALKER

Nancy Jean Scott Walker, a former employee of the Navy Trident Missile program in Washington, died Friday of heart failure at her home. She was 57. Mrs. Walker was born in Alexandria, Va., and lived in Slidell for the past five years. She attended Goldenwest College in Huntington Beach, Calif., and George Washington University in Washington. She was a past president of the Naval Academy American Society of Military Comptrollers and was awarded a Navy Unit citation. She also was a member of the Grace Memorial Church in Slidell. Survivors include her husband, Houston E. Walker; and a daughter, Debra Jean Ludlow Peman. A funeral will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Honaker Funeral Home, 1751 Gause Blvd. West, Slidell. Visitation will begin at 8 a.m. Burial will be in Biloxi National Cemetery.

ALEXIX CATERRA TAYLOR

Alexix Caterra Taylor was stillborn Wednesday at Lakeland Medical Center. Survivors include her mother, Toshiba Taylor, and her grandparents, Jessie and Rose Taylor. A graveside funeral will be held Monday at 10 a.m. at Resthaven Memorial Park. D.W. Rhodes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

TRACI JONES ROGERS

Traci Jones Rogers, a pharmaceutical sales representative for Omni Hearing Systems, died Thursday of undetermined causes at her home. She was 28. Mrs. Rogers was born in Dalton, Ga., and lived in New Orleans for the past two years. She graduated from Dalton High School and the University of Georgia. She was member of Kappa Delta and the National Honor Society and was a Word of Life Scholarship recipient. Survivors include her husband, Curtis "Chip" Charles Rogers III; her parents, David and Elaine Jones; a sister, Krista Jones Elrod; and her grandparents, Arnold and Eva Lee Jones and Ellen Pipkin. A funeral will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at Leitz-Eagan Funeral Home, 4747 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie. Visitation will begin at 8 a.m. Burial will be in the Garden of Memories.

ALBERT D. POPULIS

Albert D. Populis, an examiner and driver instructor for Greyhound Bus, died Friday of brain cancer at his home. He was 60. Mr. Populis was born in Amite and lived in Metairie for the past 41 years. Mr. Populis was formerly a machine operator for American Can Co. and a former Jefferson Parish Reserve Deputy. He was a member and past president of United Steelworkers No.5433 and Forum Lodge No.395 F&AM and a member of Memorial Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Bonnie Roberts Populis; a son, Christopher S. Populis; two brothers, Denver and Delma Populis; and five sisters, Ives P. Ryan, Lucy P. Clement, Thelma P. Gordon and Iona P. and Evelyn P. Wallace. A funeral will be held Monday at noon at L.A. Muhleisen & Son Funeral Home, 2607 Williams Blvd. Visitation will be today from 6 to 9 p.m. and Monday after 10 a.m. at the funeral home and also at 2:30 p.m. at Lawrence Memorial Baptist Church in Independence. Burial will be in Lawrence Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Independence.

LOUIS SPIRO PIZZALATO

Louis Spiro Pizzalato, a retired painter, died Saturday at Jefferson Health Care Center. He was 81. Mr. Pizzalato was born in New Orleans and lived in Marrero. He was a member of the Painter's Union Local No.1233. Survivors include a daughter, Penny Grego; two stepsons, Louis and Angelo Brocato; two brothers, Salvador and Peter Pizzalato; and a sister, Mary Lopiparo. A graveside service will be held Monday at 1 p.m. in Garden of Memories, 4800 Airline Highway, Metairie. Tharp-Sontheimer-Tharp Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

BRIAN KEITH PALMER

Brian Keith Palmer, a restaurant worker, died Friday at St. Anthony Nursing Home of injuries suffered in an auto accident. He was 20. Mr. Palmer was born in New Orleans and lived in Slidell for many years. He attended Salem High School and played on the school's state championship football team. Survivors include his father, Jay A. Palmer; his mother, Donna L. Underwood of Hammond; his stepmother, Tammy Palmer; two sisters, Candace and Melissa Palmer, both of Hammond; two stepbrothers, Zach Stelly and Dustin Bruce; a stepsister, Amber Bruce; and his grandparents, Walter C. Underwood of Pensacola, Fla., J.W. Palmer of Covington and Leroy and Eloise LaVigne of Charleston, S.C. A funeral will be held Monday at 8 p.m. at Honker Funeral Home, 1751 Gause Blvd. West, Slidell. Visitation will begin at 6 p.m. Private burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery.

ANITA MAE GATTI NICOLOSI 

Anita Mae Gatti Nicolosi, a former classified advertising employee at The Times-Picayune, died Friday of cancer at East Jefferson General Hospital. She was 75. Mrs. Nicolosi was a lifelong resident of the New Orleans area. She worked for The Times-Picayune classified advertising department for eight years. She was a former member of the St. Philip Neri Catholic Church choir. Survivors include her husband, Saverio J. "S.J." Nicolosi; a son, Kenneth J. Nicolosi Sr.; three daughters, Susan N. Goebel, Peggy N. Schlotterer and Jane N. Gordon; a sister, Alice Babin; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. A Mass will be said Monday at noon at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery.

THE REV. WALTER NEALY JR.

The Rev. Walter Nealy Jr., a retired truck driver for Stone Lumber Co., died Jan. 24 at Memorial Medical Center. He was 79. Rev. Nealy was born in Fayette, Miss., and lived in New Orleans for the past 58 years. He was an evangelist in Louisiana and Mississippi with the Church of God in Christ. He was an Army veteran of World War II. Survivors include his wife, Ora C. Nealy; four sisters, Bessie Morgan and Pearl Porter, both of California, and Della Fountain and Thelma Oaks. A funeral will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at Thompson Temple of God in Christ, 1515 Whitney Ave., Gretna. Visitation will begin Monday at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Restlawn Cemetery. Tharp-Sontheimer-Tharp Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

CECIL C. DOIRON SR.

Cecil C. Doiron Sr., a retired electrician for Illinois Central Railroad, died Saturday at Ochsner Foundation Hospital. He was 83. Mr. Doiron was born in Darrow and lived in Jefferson for the past 50 years. He was employed at the Illinois Central Railroad for 35 years. He was a parishioner of St. Agnes Catholic Church, an Explorer leader of Boy Scout Troop No.36., and a member of the Knights of Columbus Marian Council No.3923 and Jolly Joe Club. Survivors include two sons, John E. and Cecil C. Doiron Jr.; a sister, Bessie Reddock; and three grandchildren. A Mass will be said Monday at 1 p.m. at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd. Visitation will begin Monday at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Lake Lawn Metairie Park.

MELINE MARIE EVANS

Meline Marie Evans, a paralegal, died Monday of undetermined causes at her home. She was 39. Ms. Evans was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. She graduated from John F. Kennedy Senior High School, the University of New Orleans and Atlanta Paralegal School. She formerly worked at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. She was a parishioner of St. Patrick's Catholic Church. Survivors include a brother, William John Evans; a sister, Janice Elizabeth Evans; and her grandmothers, Mamie Belle Evans of Alexandria and Meline Hechler Poynot. A Mass was said Friday at All Faiths Funeral Home. Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery.

M. YVONNE GAIENNIE'

M. Yvonne Gaiennie', a retired receptionist, died Wednesday at Memorial Medical Center. She was 82. Miss Gaiennie was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. She was a receptionist for the private practice of Dr. Frank Kinberger for more than 25 years. She was a parishioner of St. Rita Catholic Church. Survivors include three sisters, Audry G. Bitterman of Houston, Marilyn G. Garon and Dorothy G. Simon; and a brother, Warren G. Gaiennie' of Houma. A Mass will be said Monday at 11 a.m. at St. Rita Catholic Church, 2729 Lowerline St. Burial will be in St. Louis Cemetery No.2.

HEATHER MARIE GUIDRY

Heather Marie Guidry, a college student, died Thursday at Charity Hospital of injuries suffered in an automobile accident in Algiers. She was 20. Miss Guidry was born in Marrero and lived in Harvey for the past six years. She was a graduate of St. Mary's Dominican High School and an honor student at Loyola University. Survivors include her father, Nolan J. Guidry; her mother, Roberta J. Bumgarner; her stepmother, Cynthia Stander; two sisters, Robin G. Poore and Elaine F. Guidry; and her grandparents, Doris Pitre and Hazel Guidry. A Mass will be said Monday at 11 a.m. at Westside Funeral Home, 5101 West Bank Expressway, Marrero. Visitation will be today from 6 p.m. until midnight. Burial will be in Westlawn Cemetery.

CELINA WALLACE JAMES

Celina Wallace James, a homemaker, died Saturday of cancer at Touro Infirmary. She was 73. Mrs. James was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. She was a deaconess at Household of Faith Family Worship Church. Survivors include six sons, Tyronne, Nathaniel, Leroy, Larry, Charles Jr. and Pastor Kevin James; four daughters, Joan W. Turner, Dolores J. Miles, Lynn M. Dickerson and Veronica J. Davis; a sister, Delories Tanner; 26 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. A funeral will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Household of Faith Family Worship Church, 630 Jackson Ave. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Burial will be in Restlawn Park. D.W. Rhodes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

EMMA L. WILSON KING

Emma L. Wilson King, a retired beautician, died Monday of a heart attack at Kenner Regional Medical Center. She was 77. Mrs. King was born in Gloster, Miss., and lived in New Orleans for the past 75 years. She graduated from McDonogh No.35 Senior High School and Katie's Beauty School. She was a member of Worthy Matron of Fusion Chapter No.79 Order of Eastern Star, King Solomon Palace No.1, Martha Grand Chapter Order of Eastern Star, Grand Amaranth, Wisdom Amaranth Court No.1, Grand Conductress of Martha Grand Order of Eastern Star, Prayer Line No.8, president of Pilgrim Rest Gospel Choir, president of Women's Say and vice president of Cheerful Givers. She also was a poll commissioner. Survivors include a brother, Freddie Wilson, and a sister, Johnnie Lee Hutchison, both of Los Angeles. A funeral will be held Monday at 8 p.m. at Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church, 2200 Louisiana Ave. Visitation will be Monday from 5 to 8. Dismissal will be Tuesday at 10 a.m. Burial will be in St. Louis Cemetery No.3. Dorothy Lawless Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

RUDOLPH KOSPELICH SR.

Rudolph Kospelich Sr., a retired cab driver, died Thursday of undetermined causes at Wynhoven Health Care Center. He was 73. Mr. Kospelich was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. He was a driver for United Cab Co. and Yellow Cab Co. He was a member of Salem United Church of Christ. Survivors include a son, Rudolph Kospelich Jr.; a brother, Ralph Kospelich; a sister, Joyce Kospelich; and a grandchild. A funeral will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at Salem United Methodist Church, 4212 Camp St. Burial will be in St. Vincent No.2 Cemetery. Bultman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

MICHAEL JAMES L. MORAN

Michael James L. Moran, a student at the University of New Orleans, died Friday of leukemia at East Jefferson General Hospital. He was 25. Mr. Moran was lifelong resident of Jefferson Parish. He graduated from Jesuit High School. Survivors include his wife, Jennifer Mayne Moran; his father, Michael J. Moran; his mother, Linda Lackey Moran; two sisters, Marlowe Elizabeth and Meghan Elise Moran; and his grandparents, Alfred G. and Alice Brady Lackey. A Mass will be said Monday at noon at St. Clement of Rome Catholic Church, 4317 Richland Ave., Metairie. Visitation will begin Monday at 9:30 a.m. Burial will be in St. Joseph's Benedictine Cemetery, Covington. Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

HARRY ELMORE

Harry Elmore, a security guard, died Monday of pancreatic cancer at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center. He was 68. Mr. Elmore was born in St. George, S.C., and lived in New Orleans most of his life. He was an Army veteran and a part-time bartender at Ruth's Cozy Corner. Survivors include his companion, Louise Lafargue; a brother, Grant Smith Jr. of Dorchester, S.C.; two sisters, Hattie Singleton of Dorchester and Sharon Richards of Virginia Beach, Va. A funeral will be held Monday at 10 a.m. at Gaskin-Tilly Mortuary, 1225 N. Rampart St. Visitation will begin at 8 a.m. Burial will be in Biloxi National Cemetery in Biloxi, Miss.


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