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March 24, 1998

LOIS C. BAKER

Lois C. Baker, a retired teacher, died Saturday at Slidell Memorial Hospital. She was 81. Mrs. Baker was a lifelong resident of Slidell. She attended Louisiana State University and graduated from Southeastern Louisiana College. She was a teacher at Florida Avenue Elementary School for 20 years. She was a member of the Bayou Liberty Garden Club, Slidell Noon Lioness Club, Camellia Club, Le Cotillion, Alpha Chi Omega sorority and First United Methodist Church. Survivors include her husband, W.A. ``Buster'' Baker; a son, W.A. ``Bill'' Baker Jr.; two daughters, Sue Baker Howe of Houston and Jean B. Martin; a brother, Ernest L. ``Buddy'' Canulette of Lacombe; a sister, Grace C. Cusimano; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. A funeral will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Honaker Funeral Home, 1751 Gause Blvd. West, Slidell. Visitation will be today from 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday from 9 to 11 a.m. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Mausoleum.

SHIRLEY ANN `SHUG' BAKER

Shirley Ann ``Shug'' Baker, a medical technologist, died Saturday of cancer at her home in Dallas. She was 62. Ms. Baker was born in Wills Point, Texas, and lived in New Orleans for 14 years before moving to Dallas in 1979. She was a graduate of Southern Methodist University. She was former chief medical laboratory manager for East Jefferson General Hospital. In New Orleans, she was a member of Rayne Memorial United Methodist Church and the Krewe of Diana. Survivors include her mother, Janet Lybrand Baker, and a brother, H.A. ``Pat'' Baker Jr. A funeral will be held today at 11 a.m. at Russell Memorial United Methodist Church in Wills Point. Burial will be in White Rose Cemetery. Herschel Lybrand Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

PANSY BESSE BELSOM

Pansy Besse Belsom, owner and manager of Pat's Variety Store in Barataria, died Sunday at West Jefferson Medical Center. She was 81. Mrs. Belsom was born in Patterson and lived in Harvey for the past 33 years. Survivors include three daughters, Cheryl M. Belsom, Beryl B. Gros and Nedric B. Austin; two brothers, Jimmy and Wilson Besse; a sister, Virginia B. Schielder; and five grandchildren. A funeral will be held today at 11:30 a.m. at Leitz-Eagan Funeral Home, 919 Amelia St., Gretna. Visitation will begin at 8 a.m. Burial will be in Westlawn Memorial Park.

ERNEST LEON `SLIM' BENNETT JR.

Ernest Leon ``Slim'' Bennett Jr., a former employee of the NOLA Box Co., died Thursday of heart failure at Charity Hospital. He was 61. Mr. Bennett was born in Greensburg and lived in New Orleans for the past 45 years. He attended St. Helena Parish High School. Survivors include his wife, Priscilla Bennett; four sons, Kenneth and Ernest Leon Bennett III and Jerome and Michael Hampton; five daughters, Debra Ballett, Kesha Bennett, Claudette Vallery, Cynthia Anderson and Princilla Epherson; a brother, Samuel E. Bennett; five sisters, Helen Mubarak-Assad of Avondale, Augustine Campbell of St. Rose, Ruth Burton of Saginaw, Mich., Pearly L. Jones of Greensburg and Louvenia Addison of Carson, Calif.; 17 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. A wake will be held today at 8 p.m. at Majestic Mortuary, 1833 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd. Dismissal will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in St. Vincent Cemetery No. 2.

WILLIAM J. FAULKNER

William J. Faulkner, a retired switchman for the Missouri Pacific Railroad, died Saturday in Picayune, Miss. He was 74. Mr. Faulkner was born in New Orleans and lived in Kenner for the past 42 years. He worked for Missouri Pacific for 43 years. He was the founder and treasurer of the Missouri Pacific Credit Union. Survivors include a stepdaughter, Margaret Ann Jessup of River Ridge, and two grandchildren. A graveside service will be held today at 10:30 a.m. at Garden of Memories, 4800 Airline Drive, Metairie. Picayune Funeral Home in Picayune, Miss., is in charge of arrangements.

WALTER E. FINKE JR.

Walter E. Finke Jr., former owner of BR Co., a flag and banner company, died Saturday at his home. He was 84. Mr. Finke was born in St. Louis and lived in New Orleans for the past 60 years. He was a parishioner of St. Dominic Catholic Church and a past president of the New Orleans Square Dance Association. Survivors include his wife, Rita Yvonne Duvic Finke; a son, Robert Edwin Finke; a daughter, Marilyn Yvonne Finke Winston; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. A Mass will be said today at 11 a.m. at St. Dominic Catholic Church, 775 Harrison Ave. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Garden of Memories. P.J. McMahon & Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

EVA HARRISON

Eva Harrison, a retired domestic worker, died Thursday of complications from Alzheimer's disease at her home. She was 81. Mrs. Harrison was born in Thibodaux and lived in Marrero for many years. Survivors include her husband, Ferdinand Harrison Sr.; three sons, Thomas, Gregory and Ferdinand Harrison Jr.; five daughters, Eva Freeman, Brenda Dumas, Deborah Jones, Vanessa Tanner and Theresa H. Price; 22 grandchildren; and 26 great-grandchildren. A funeral will be held today at 1 p.m. at St. Stephen's Baptist Church, 1737 Whitney Ave., Algiers. Burial will be in McDonoghville Cemetery. D.W. Rhodes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

LEONARD JOSEPH JOURDAN

Leonard Joseph Jourdan, a laborer, died March 16 of heart failure at Veterans Affairs Medical Center. He was 62. Mr. Jourdan was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. He worked for Quaid Fence Co. He was an Army veteran. Survivors include his wife, Emily Fisher; two sons, Leonard and Carl Fisher; a daughter, Carnell Fisher; three brothers, Clarence, Lawrence and Alvin Jourdan; two sisters, Helen Jourdan Brock and Evelyn Price; and two grandchildren. A funeral will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Gaskin-Tilly Mortuary, 1225 N. Rampart St. Visitation will begin Wednesday at 8 a.m. Burial will be in Holt Cemetery.

CISCERO LEE

Ciscero Lee, a truck driver, died Thursday of cancer at his home. He was 59. Mr. Lee was born in Tylertown, Miss., and lived in New Orleans for the past 40 years. Survivors include his wife, Mary Toomer Lee; seven sons, Michael, Ricky and Ronald Lee, Randy Quinn, Tony and Mark Hicks, and Reginald Toomer; three daughters, Lori and Malissa Lee and Deborah Toomer; his mother, Lillian L. Lowe; two brothers, Toxie and Maxie Lowe Jr.; two sisters, Willie I. Martin and Gloria Nell Quinn; and many grandchildren. Visitation will be today from 8 to 9 a.m. at Calvin J. Young Funeral Home, 2512 La Salle St., New Orleans, followed by a funeral at 1 p.m. at Holy Hill Baptist Church in Tylertown. Burial will be in Holy Hill Cemetery.

NORMAN A. LERILLE SR.

Norman A. Lerille Sr., a retired welding instructor for the Jefferson Parish Vo-Tech School, died Saturday at West Jefferson Medical Center. He was 76. Mr. Lerille was born in Morgan City and lived in Gretna for the past 58 years. He was a graduate of Martin Behrman High School and a Navy veteran. Survivors include his wife, Aline Sawyer Lerille; two sons, Wayne and Norman Lerille Jr.; a daughter, Patricia Tillotson; five stepsons, Tommy, Timmy, Danny, Chris and Louis Sawyer Jr.; two stepdaughters, Toni Wattigney and Rhonda Sawyer; three brothers, Louis and Lloyd Lerille and Jules Vining; a sister, Doris Braun; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. A funeral will be held today at 9:30 a.m. at Mothe Funeral Home, 2100 West Bank Expressway, Harvey. Burial will be in Westlawn Memorial Park.

HARRISON H. `HARRY' MILEY JR.

Harrison H. ``Harry'' Miley Jr., a former offshore welder and retired owner of Harry's Welding Service in Bogalusa, died Sunday of complications from heart surgery at Meadowcrest Hospital. He was 71. Mr. Miley was born in Poplarville, Miss., and lived in Bogalusa for the past 30 years. Survivors include his wife, Verda Allison Miley; two sons, Sid and Kerry Miley; three daughters, Karen Farrell of New Orleans, Janet Olier of Ocean Springs, Miss., and Cathy Robbins; and five grandchildren. A funeral will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home, 216 Alabama Ave., Bogalusa. Visitation will be today from 5 to 9 p.m. Burial will be in Ponemah Cemetery in Bogalusa.

NOLAN PAUL MILLER

Nolan Paul Miller, director of public safety for the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, died Sunday of heart disease at East Jefferson General Hospital. He was 51. Mr. Miller was born in Eunice and lived in the New Orleans area for the past 35 years. He attended the University of Southwestern Louisiana and Delgado Community College. He retired from the New Orleans Police Department in 1992 after 27 years. He was secretary of the local chapter of the American Society for Industrial Security and a member of the Delta Safety Society, National Safety Council, Fraternal Order of Police, Police Mutual Benevolent Association and Irish Channel Marching Club. Survivors include his wife, Barbara McGinnis Miller; three daughters, Kimberly Miller Abadie and Kellie and Julie Miller; and two sisters, Ella Mae Miller Sonnier and Jo Miller Hand. A Mass will be said Wednesday at 10 a.m. at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd. Visitation will be today from 7 to 10 p.m. and Wednesday from 7 to 10 a.m. Burial will be in Lake Lawn Park Cemetery.

ERNEST `SONNY-MAN' MORGAN SR.

Ernest ``Sonny-Man'' Morgan Sr., a retired crane operator for Avondale Shipyards, died Saturday of a heart attack at River Parishes Hospital. He was 58. Mr. Morgan lived in Reserve for the past 49 years. Survivors include his wife, Priscilla Henry Morgan; a son, Ernest Morgan Jr.; two daughters, Sandy Dents and Yvette Matthews; two brothers, Anthony and the Rev. Ronald Morgan; six sisters, Idetha Stevenson, Mary Helen Mason, Brenda L. Weils, Essie D. Peal, Margaret Brady and Geraldine Johnson; and five grandchildren. A Mass will be said Wednesday at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church on River Road in Reserve. Burial will be in Zion Travelers Cemetery in Reserve. Robottom Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

ROBERT RICKS

Robert Ricks, a retired longshoreman, died Thursday of heart failure at his home. He was 83. Mr. Ricks was born in Avca and lived in New Orleans for the past 35 years. Survivors include his companion, Elizabeth Mackie; a brother, Ernest Ricks; and two sisters, Dorothy Oree of Detroit and Enola Gainey. A funeral was held Monday at Second Morning Star Baptist Church. Dismissal will be today at 10 a.m. at the church, 2616 St. Andrew St. Burial will be in Providence Memorial Park. D.W. Rhodes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

JOHN WILLIAM `BILL' SALISBURY

John William ``Bill'' Salisbury, a retired attorney for the White Gold Sugar Co., died Friday at Metairie Healthcare Center. He was 85. Mr. Salisbury was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. He graduated from Tulane University and Loyola University Law School. He was an officer in the Army Air Force during World War II and was in the Air Force Reserve after the war, retiring as a major. He was a parishioner of Mater Dolorosa Catholic Church and a member of St. Dominic Council No. 3729 of the Knights of Columbus, the Retired Military Officers Association, the New Orleans Chapter of the Military Order of the World Wars and the International Order of Alhambra. Survivors include a son, John William ``Jack'' Salisbury Jr. of Fairfield, Conn.; two daughters, Patricia Anne S. Fousch of Atlanta and Billie Salisbury Baladouni; and six grandchildren. A funeral will be held today at 11 a.m. at Bultman Funeral Home, 3338 St. Charles Ave., followed by a Mass at 11:30 a.m at Mater Dolorosa Catholic Church, South Carrollton Avenue at Plum Street. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Metairie Cemetery.

JOHN SMITH

John Smith, a retired plant superintendent for Freeport-McMoRan Inc., died Saturday of heart failure at Veterans Affairs Medical Center. He was 78. Mr. Smith was born in Simpson and lived in Port Sulphur before moving to Gretna five years ago. He was a sergeant in the Army Air Corps before and during World War II. He survived the Bataan Death March in the Philippines in 1942 and was a prisoner of war for 3 1/2 years. He was awarded the Bronze Star and Philippine Defense Medal. He was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6402 in Port Sulphur. Survivors include his wife, Jeanne Mahe Smith; a son, Anthony L. Smith; two daughters, Linda M. Coorpender and Edith R. Whittington; four sisters, Fannie Jackson, Rosie Petitt, Ollie Boettger and Corina Wigginton; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. A Mass will be said today at 11 a.m. at Mothe Funeral Home, 2100 West Bank Expressway, Harvey. Burial will be in Westlawn Memorial Park in Gretna.

LULA SULLIVAN

Lula Sullivan, a retired homemaker, died Thursday of heart failure at her home. She was 74. Mrs. Sullivan was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. She was a member of Austerlitz Street Baptist Church. Survivors include two sons, Simon Sullivan and Richard Hayes; five daughters, Carol Johnson, Terry S. Calvin and Mary Ann, Lola and Linda Sullivan; four brothers, Joseph Coleman and Louis, Claude and Charles Wallace; 13 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. A funeral will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Austerlitz Street Baptist Church, 819 Austerlitz St. Visitation will begin Wednesday at 9 a.m. Burial will be in Providence Memorial Park. Estelle J. Wilson Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

AMANDA MORRIS TRIPLETT

Amanda Morris Triplett, a homemaker, died Saturday of heart failure at Jefferson Healthcare Center. She was 91. Mrs. Triplett was born in New Orleans and lived in Jefferson for the past 70 years. She was a member of St. John Baptist Church. Survivors include a daughter, Louise Triplett Bevard; a sister, Ethel Morris Dixon; three grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. A funeral will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at St. John Baptist Church, 8540 Panola St. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Providence Memorial Park. Dennis Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

AMOS WILSON JR.

Amos Wilson Jr., a truck driver for Schwegmann Giant Super Markets, died Thursday of leukemia at University Hospital. He was 38. Mr. Wilson was born in New Orleans and lived in Kenner for the past 36 years. He graduated from Bonnabel High School and attended Louisiana State University and Southern University at New Orleans. He was an usher and choir member at Greater Bethlehem Baptist Church and an usher at House of God in Christ Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Amy Milligan Wilson; a son, Amos Jaguar Wilson III; two daughters, Emerald and Ruthie Wilson; a stepson, James Newsome; his father, Amos Wilson Sr.; his mother, Bishop Ruth C. Wilson; a brother, Harry G. Smith; and two sisters, Ruth Ray and Alice Marrone. A funeral will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. at Richardson Funeral Home, 11112 Jefferson Highway, River Ridge. Visitation will begin Wednesday at 9 a.m. Burial will be in Providence Memorial Park.

SAM `FISHMAN' WILSON

Sam ``Fishman'' Wilson, a retired laborer, died Saturday of lymphoma at West Jefferson Medical Center. He was 64. Mr. Wilson was born in St. Francisville and lived in Harvey for the past 40 years. Survivors include his wife, Ida Rose Wilson; four sons, Leo, Leslie, Holly and Olton ``Pete'' Wilson; three daughters, Brenda Scott-Burks, Darlene W. Adams and Yolanda W. Johnson; his mother, Mattie Washington; nine brothers, Jacob, Joseph, Robert, Isaac, Josh, Nehemiah, Isaiah, Feltus and Owen Wilson Sr.; seven sisters, Virginia Henderson, Elnora Johnson, Alberta Raby, Adeline Lavallias, Nellie Jenkins, Shirley Hancock and Roberta W. Rogers; 18 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. A funeral will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Mount Pilgrim Fourth Baptist Church, 429 Newton St., Algiers. Visitation will begin Wednesday at 9 a.m. Burial will be in Restlawn Park in Avondale. Davis Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

March 25, 1998

Daniel Anthony Barrett
Daniel Anthony Barrett, a New Orleans Traffic Court deputy clerk and former New Orleans police officer, died Friday of heart disease at East Jefferson General Hospital. He was 79. Mr. Barrett was born in New Orleans and lived in Metairie for the past 28 years. He was a graduate of St. Aloysius High School and an Army veteran of World War II. He was a police officer for 20 years and worked at Division D of Traffic Court for the past 35 years. He was a member of the Louisiana Police Officers Association, Municipal Officers Association of Louisiana, Fraternal Order of Police and American Association of Retired Persons Chapter 4273. Survivors include his wife, Paula Curcuru Barrett; a daughter, Paula Miller; a sister, Margaret Barrett Jorgensen; and two grandchildren. A memorial service was held Monday. Burial was in Metairie Cemetery. Lamana-Panno-Fallo Funeral Home handled arrangements.

Leo Bazile
Leo Bazile, proprietor of Doris' Sweet Shoppe, died Sunday of heart failure at his home. He was 72. Mr. Bazile was born in Port Arthur, Texas, and had lived in New Orleans for many years. He was an Army veteran and a former merchant seaman. He was a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church. Survivors include his wife, Doris Scott Bazile; three sons, Noble, Bennie and Boris Scott; six daughters, Nobleline Zuniga of Los Angeles, Rose James of Dallas, Barbara Johnson, Doris Porter, Linda Thomas and Rubelyn Scott; two brothers, Walter and Alfred Bazile; 17 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. A funeral will be held Friday at 10 a.m. at Estelle J. Wilson Mortuary, 2715 Danneel St. Visitation will begin Friday at 8 a.m. Burial will be in St. Vincent de Paul Cemetery.

Ernest Leon 
Ernest Leon ``Slim'' Bennett Jr., a former employee of the NOLA Box Co., died Thursday of a stroke at Memorial Medical Center. He was 61. Mr. Bennett was born in Greensburg and lived in New Orleans for the past 45 years. He attended St. Helena Parish High School. Survivors include his wife, Priscilla Bennett; four sons, Kenneth and Ernest Leon Bennett III and Jerome and Michael Hampton; five daughters, Debra Ballett, Kesha Bennett, Claudette Vallery, Cynthia Anderson and Princilla Epherson; a brother, Samuel E. Bennett; five sisters, Helen Mubarak-Assad of Avondale, Augustine Campbell of St. Rose, Ruth Burton of Saginaw, Mich., Pearly L. Jones of Greensburg and Louvenia Addison of Carson, Calif.; 17 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. A wake was held Tuesday at Majestic Mortuary. Dismissal will be today at 11 a.m. at the funeral home, 1833 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd. Burial will be in St. Vincent Cemetery No. 2.

Rosemary Blum Bird
Rosemary Blum Bird, a retired executive secretary, died Sunday at South Austin Hospital in Austin, Texas. She was 76. Mrs. Bird was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. She worked for Corenswet's Department Store, Maison Blanche, the Sugar Bowl Committee, St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church, St. John Vianney Prep School, the Chancery of the Archdiocese of New Orleans, St. Joseph's Academy and the Sisters of St. Joseph of Medaille. She was a member of the New Orleans Alzheimer's Support Group and the American Association of Retired Persons. She was listed in the Gold Star Wives Club of the Air Force. Survivors include a son, Bruce L. Bird of Boston; a daughter, Christine Bird Hofer of Austin; a brother, Joseph Herbert Blum Jr. of Kenner; and six grandchildren. A Mass will be said today at 11 a.m. at St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church, 5500 Paris Ave. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Metairie Cemetery. P.J. McMahon & Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Ardell Briscoe
Ardell Briscoe, a retired Avon saleswoman, died Friday at her home. She was 90. Mrs. Briscoe was born in Camden, Ala., and lived in New Orleans for the past 50 years. She received many awards from the Avon Co. She was a member of Hartzell United Methodist Church. Survivors include four brothers, Edgar Pritchett of Franklinton, Danny Pritchett of Birmingham, Ala., McArthur Pritchett of Norwalk, Conn., and Olee Pritchett; and three sisters, Katie M. Pittman of Long Beach, N.Y., Millie P. Hunt of Inglewood, Calif., and Alberta Bonner of Camden. A funeral will be held today at noon at Hartzell United Methodist Church, 2014 Caffin Ave. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Burial will be in McDonoghville Cemetery. Gertrude Geddes Willis Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Clarence Clayton Sr.
Clarence Clayton Sr., a retired truck driver for McLean Inc., died Monday of heart failure at his home. He was 77. Mr. Clayton was born in Plaquemine and lived in New Orleans for the past 60 years. He was an Army veteran of World War II and a member of the Zulu Social Aid and Pleasure Club. Survivors include his wife, Irma M. Scott Clayton; seven sons, Frank, Karl, Ernest, Charles, David, Eddie and Ronald Clayton; four daughters, Sonja C. McClinton, Gloria C. Malone and Peggy and Brenda Clayton; a sister, Dorothy Leonard; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. A funeral will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at Charbonnet-Labat Funeral Home, 1615 St. Philip St. Visitation will begin Thursday at 9 a.m. Burial will be in Providence Memorial Park.

Edith Mooney Engel
Edith Mooney Engel, a homemaker, died Sunday of respiratory failure at St. Anthony's Nursing Home. She was 73. Mrs. Engel was born in New Orleans and lived in Metairie for the past 20 years. She attended Sophie B. Wright High School. Survivors include her husband, Fredrick P. Engel; two sons, Patrick M. and Russell E. Connolley; three daughters, Suzanne B. Turk and Judy C. and Mary C. Gohres; and 14 grandchildren. A Mass will be said today at 11:30 a.m. at All Faiths Funeral Home, 5200 Canal Blvd. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Cypress Grove Cemetery.

William J. Faulkner
William J. Faulkner, a retired switchman for the Missouri Pacific Railroad, died Saturday in Picayune, Miss. He was 74. Mr. Faulkner was born in New Orleans and lived in Kenner for the past 42 years. He worked for the Missouri Pacific for 43 years. He was the founder and treasurer of the Missouri Pacific Credit Union. Survivors include a stepdaughter, Margaret Ann Jessup of River Ridge, and two grandchildren. A graveside service was held Tuesday at Garden of Memories. Picayune Funeral Home in Picayune, Miss., handled arrangements.

Louise Cedotal Grubb
Louise Cedotal Grubb, an artist and former publicist for Tidewater Marine, died Monday of liver and kidney cancer at her home. She was 60. Mrs. Grubb was born in New Orleans and lived in Mandeville for the past three years. She was a member of the Mandeville Newcomers Club, Mandeville Republican Ladies Club and St. Timothy United Methodist Church. Survivors include her husband, Jack Burton Grubb; three sisters, Mary Ann Norris of Metairie, Grace M. Bartholomew of Slidell and Bernice L. Cedotal; and two brothers, Raymond B. Cedotal of Milton, Fla., and Claude J. Cedotal of Kenner. A memorial service will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at St. Timothy United Methodist Church, 335 Asbury Drive (Louisiana 3228), Mandeville. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Schoen Funeral Home of Covington is in charge of arrangements.

Arlen F. Hoffman Sr.
Arlen F. Hoffman Sr., a retired terminal operator for the Chevron Cos., died Saturday of a heart attack at Meadowcrest Hospital. He was 65. Mr. Hoffman was born in Texas and lived in Buras before moving to Terrytown 22 years ago. He was a veteran of the Korean War. Survivors include his wife, Rose Ann Marinovich Hoffman; a son, Arlen F. Hoffman Jr.; a daughter, Heidi Ann Hoffman; three brothers, Bobby Gene, Lacey and Homer Hoffman Jr.; and two sisters, Lena Null and Gladys Duplantis. A Mass will be said today at noon at Christ the King Catholic Church, 535 Deerfield Road, Terrytown. Visitation will begin at 10:30 a.m. Burial will be in Our Lady of Good Harbor Cemetery in Buras. Mothe Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Linda Ann Dolliole Jones
Linda Ann Dolliole Jones, a homemaker, died Thursday of heart failure at Chalmette Medical Center. She was 53. Mrs. Jones was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. She attended Joseph S. Clark High School and was a parishioner of St. Augustine Catholic Church. Survivors include two sons, Leo and Ronald Washington Jr.; three daughters, Laquetta Cole, Donna Leal and Robin Jones; her father, Milford Dolliole Sr.; her stepmother, Velma Dolliole; eight brothers, Miles, Mervin, Marvin, Michael, Maurice, Ferdinand, Peter and Milford Dolliole Jr.; eight sisters, Marva, Merici, Marlene, Gloria, Melba, Merita, Marilyn and Melissa Dolliole; and 11 grandchildren. A Mass will be said today at 11 a.m. at St. Augustine Catholic Church, 1210 Gov. Nicholls St. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Burial will be in St. Louis Cemetery No. 3. D.W. Rhodes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Dixie Brown Kennedy
Dixie Brown Kennedy, a homemaker, died Tuesday of respiratory failure at Columbia Lakeview Regional Medical Center. She was 66. Mrs. Kennedy was a lifelong resident of St. Tammany Parish. Survivors include her husband, Durward L. Kennedy Sr.; two sons, Durward L. Kennedy Jr. and Matthew Kennedy; three daughters, Rhonda Fredenburg, Pamela Myers and Jane Cappo; a sister, Ella Mae Lee; 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. A funeral service will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at E.J. Fielding Funeral Home, 2260 W. 21st Ave. in Covington. Visitation is today from 6 to 10 p.m. Burial will be in Bennett Cemetery.

William A. Leake Sr.
William A. Leake Sr., a retired payroll clerk for the Army Corps of Engineers, died Monday at Integrated Health Services of Marrero. He was 91. Mr. Leake was born in Wilkinson, Miss., and lived in Harvey. He was a member of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees and the De Gaulle Drive Church of Christ. Survivors include two sons, Alvin Charles and William Alexander Leake Jr.; three daughters, Loretta Ann Chandler, Elaine Rita Hepting and Hannah Janet Walker; a brother, Alonzo Rabb Leake; four sisters, Irene Reed, Mary Belle Hoekman, Bessie Davis and Catherine Hoffman; 15 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. A funeral will be held today at 9 a.m. at Mothe Funeral Home, 2100 West Bank Expressway, Harvey. Visitation will begin at 7:30 a.m. Burial will be in McDonoghville Cemetery.

Lee P. Lombard
Lee P. Lombard, a retired insurance executive and real estate agent, died Saturday of congestive heart failure at Ochsner Foundation Hospital. He was 64. Mr. Lombard was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. He graduated from the Tulane University School of Business. He was the former owner of Lee Lombard Insurance Agency. He was a Louisiana National Guard veteran. He was a past president of the Society of World Relations, vice president of the Metairie Business Association, a member of the executive board of the New Orleans East Chamber of Commerce and a member of the Transportation Committee of the New Orleans Chamber of Commerce. He was a past member of the New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans Philharmonic Symphony, Washington Auxiliary, Olympians Carnival organization, Caledonia Society and St. Andrew Society. Survivors include his wife, Mary Lee Flotte Lombard; a daughter, Debra Lombard; and a grandchild. A Mass will be said Thursday at 11:30 a.m. at Bultman Funeral Home, 3338 St. Charles Ave. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Metairie Cemetery.

Wayne H. Mack
Wayne H. Mack, a retired executive with Mobil Oil Corp., died Tuesday at his home. He was 79. Mr. Mack was born in Columbus, Neb., was raised in Denver and lived in New Orleans before moving to Mandeville 23 years ago. He graduated from the University of Nebraska and was a captain in the Army during World War II. He was a master Mason and a member of Kappa Sigma fraternity, the American Association of Petroleum Geologists and New Covenant Presbyterian Church. Survivors include two sons, Tommy and Gary Mack; a daughter, Linda Freeman; and six grandchildren. A funeral will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. at New Covenant Presbyterian Church, 4375 Louisiana 22, Mandeville. Visitation will begin Thursday at 9 a.m. Burial will be Friday in Rosewood Cemetery in Humble, Texas.

Michael Martin Maniscalco
Michael Martin Maniscalco, a driver for Liberty Bell Cab Co., died Sunday of cancer at Maison Orleans Nursing Home II. He was 62. Mr. Maniscalco was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. He was an Army veteran. Survivors include three brothers, Samuel, Blaise and Vincent Maniscalco; and two sisters, Rosa Maniscalco De Jean and Frances Maniscalco Harper. A memorial service will be held today at 10 a.m. at Professional Funeral Services, 1620 Elysian Fields Ave. Burial will be in St. Vincent de Paul Cemetery No. 3.

Devin John-Micah Matthews
Devin John-Micah Matthews died Sunday of leukemia at Children's Hospital. He was 2 and lived in New Orleans. Survivors include his father, Demetrius J. Matthews Sr.; his mother, Janna C. Raphael; a brother, Demetrius J. Matthews Jr.; five sisters, Jessie Michon, Jasmine, Danielle, Jessica Joyell and Chante Matthews; and his grandparents, Alline B. Raphael and Frank and Margie Matthews. A funeral will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. at New Hope Baptist Church, 1807 La Salle St. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Burial will be in Providence Memorial Park.

Joseph M. Miorana Sr.
Joseph M. Miorana Sr., a retired New Orleans police officer, died Sunday of respiratory failure at East Jefferson General Hospital. He was 76. Mr. Miorana was born in New Orleans and lived in Metairie for the past 22 years. He graduated from Jesuit High School and attended Loyola University. He spent 38 years in the Police Department and was a detective with the Auto Theft Bureau. He was an Army veteran of World War II. Survivors include a son, Joseph M. Miorana Jr.; a daughter, Catherine M. Authement; five grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren. A Mass will be said today at 1 p.m. at All Faiths Funeral Home, 5200 Canal Blvd. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Burial will be in St. Vincent de Paul Cemetery No. 2.

Ernest ``Sonny-Man'' Morgan Sr.
Ernest ``Sonny-Man'' Morgan Sr., a retired crane operator for Avondale Shipyards, died Saturday of a heart attack at River Parishes Hospital. He was 59. Mr. Morgan lived in Reserve for the past 49 years. Survivors include his wife, Priscilla Henry Morgan; a son, Ernest Morgan Jr.; two daughters, Sandy Dents and Yvette Matthews; two brothers, Anthony and the Rev. Ronald Morgan; six sisters, Idetha Stevenson, Mary Helen Mason, Brenda L. Weils, Essie D. Peal, Margaret Brady and Geraldine Johnson; and five grandchildren. A Mass will be said today at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church on River Road in Reserve. Burial will be in Zion Travelers Cemetery in Reserve. Robottom Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Roy Lawrence Payne
Roy Lawrence Payne, a retired electrician, died Feb. 26 at Elmwood Medical Center. He was 79. Mr. Payne was born in Clarksdale, Miss., and lived in New Orleans. Survivors include his wife, Theresa Walker Payne; a son, Charles Luther Payne; and three daughters, Theresa Payne Williams, Royce Elizabeth Payne and Nancy Payne Lotz. A graveside service was held Feb. 28 at Enterprise Cemetery in Enterprise, Miss. Honaker Funeral Home in Slidell handled arrangements.

Helen G. Pillars
Helen G. Pillars, a beautician, died Sunday of cancer at Columbia Lakeland Medical Center. She was 67. Mrs. Pillars was born in Covington and lived in New Orleans. Survivors include her husband, Wilbert Pillars; six sons, Dennis and Stephen Morgan, Errol Flemmings, and Joseph, Darrell and Bernard Keyes; two daughters, Jean Worthy and Ann Pillars; two brothers, Charles and Chester Gordon Jr.; a sister, Marie Staples; 16 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. A Mass will be said Thursday at 11 a.m. at St. Mary of the Angels Catholic Church, 3501 N. Miro St. Burial will be in Providence Memorial Park. Gaskin-Tilly Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Ruby Adams Preston
Ruby Adams Preston, a retired service aide at Le Petit Salon, died March 17 at Holberton Hospital in St. John's, Antigua. She was 82. Mrs. Preston was born in Houma and lived in New Orleans for 77 years and in Antigua for the past five months. Survivors include a daughter, Carolyn P. Martin; a sister, Viola Smith of New Orleans; nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. A funeral was held Friday at St. John's Lutheran Church in Antigua. Burial was in St. John's Public Cemetery. A memorial service will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. at St. John Institutional Missionary Baptist Church, 2538 Jackson Ave.

Michael B. Rainey
Michael B. Rainey, a carpenter for Lanco Construction, died Monday of complications from surgery at St. Tammany Parish Hospital. He was 45. Mr. Rainey was a lifelong resident of Folsom and was in the Marine Corps. Survivors include his girlfriend, Amy Grabert; his father, Ezra Rainey Sr; two daughters, Raven Rainey of Nashville, Ill., and Allison Rose Grabert Rainey; a son, Barry Rainey of Nashville, Ill.; and two brothers, Hank Rainey of Lawrenceville, Ga., and E.J. Rainey. A funeral will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at E.J. Fielding Funeral Home, 2260 W. 21st Ave. Covington. Burial will be in Rainey Cemetery.

Linda Marie Rowe
Linda Marie Rowe, a homemaker, died Feb. 12 of cancer at Riley Memorial Hospital in Meridian, Miss. She was 54. Mrs. Rowe was born in Illinois and lived in New Orleans from 1955 to 1991 before moving to DeKalb, Miss. She was a graduate of Martin Behrman High School. Survivors include her husband, Charles ``Tommy'' Rowe; a son, Mark Rowe; a daughter, Bonnie Lynn Rowe; her mother, Bonnie Barnard of Mansard; a brother, Howard Barnard of Warrenton, Ore.; three sisters, Wanda Tassin of Bordelonville, Carolyn Crabtree of New Orleans and Artis Strunk of Wewoka, Okla; and four grandchildren. A funeral was held Feb. 15. Burial was in Pine Crest Cemetery in DeKalb. Stephens Funeral Home handled arrangements.

Johnnie W. Spencer
Johnnie W. Spencer, a retired foreman for International Paper Co., died Monday of cancer at Chateau Deville Nursing Home in Moss Point, Miss. He was 70. Mr. Spencer was born in Pearl River County, Miss., and lived in Moss Point. He was an Army Air Force veteran. Survivors include a daughter, Helen Stork of Pascagoula, Miss.; a sister, Mittie Neill of Chalmette; and two grandchildren. A funeral will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at McDonald Funeral Home in Picayune, Miss. Visitation will begin at noon. Burial will be in Caesar Cemetery in Picayune.

Rose Marie Williams
Rose Marie Williams, a nurse's aide, died Monday of pneumonia at her home. She was 49. Ms. Williams was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. Survivors include two sons, Derek and Shane Williams; five sisters, Delores Weir, Ora M. Thomas, Betty Samuels, Lula M. Williams and Ernestine Burd; and three grandchildren. A funeral will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. at Jerusalem Church of God in Christ, 3802 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Visitation will begin at 8:30 a.m. Burial will be in Providence Memorial Park. Gertrude Geddes Willis Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


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