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BATISTE 
HAHNVILLE - Wilbert Batiste, 52, a native of Edgard and resident of Marrero, died Nov. 19. He was the husband of Olevia Mae Wilson Batiste andstep-father of Crystal Jusu, Shanell Hall and Darvin, Arlene and Ralph Quinn.
He was also the son of the late John and Louella Lumar Batiste and brother of Rose Mary Haydel, Mary Ann Darjean, Julia Coldwell, Barbara Williams, Doloris Potier, Patricia Landry and Lawrence and Laddie Batiste.
He is also survived by 13 grandchildren.
Services were held Nov. 24 at Philadelphia Baptist Church, Hahnville, withinterment at Bethlehem Cemetery, Hahnville.
Published November 30, 1998

BATTARD
LAPLACE - Ivy J. Battard, 82, a native and resident of Reserve, died Nov.20. He was the son of the late Emile and Ida Battard and brother of Charles Battard. He was preceded in death by seven brothers and three sisters.   Services were held Nov. 23 in the chapel of Millet-Guidry Funeral Home,LaPlace, with interment at St. Peter Cemetery, Reserve.
Published November 30, 1998

CHIERICI 
NEW ORLEANS - Mary Sandridge Chierici, 38, a native of Miami, Fla., and a resident of LaPlace, died Nov. 22. She was the mother of Christina Chierici.
She was also the daughter of Thomas Sandridge and the late June Hart Sandridge McGann and sister of Elizabeth Speight, Cathy Cooley, Wendy Allert, Amy Monroy and Tom Sandridge Jr.
She is also survived by one grandchild.
Graveside services were held Nov. 24 at Metairie Cemetery, New Orleans.
Published November 30, 1998

FERACI
NORCO - Lorraine Duhe Feraci, 71, a native of Napoleonville, resident of Norco for 23 years and resident of Livingston for 25 years, died Nov. 19.  She was the wife by first marriage of the late George Duhe and by second marriage of Charles Feraci Jr., mother of Janice Watson, Craig Duhe and the late Patsy Duhe and step-mother of Jan Brandon and Charles Feraci III.
She was also the sister of Nicolas Lopez and the late Charles Lopez.
She is also survived by six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Services were held Nov. 21 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Norco, with interment at St. Charles Borromeo Cemetery, Destrehan.
Published November 30, 1998

JOHNSON
LAPLACE - Noble Ray Johnson, 75, a native of Kentucky and resident of LaPlace for 41 years, died Nov. 23.  He was the husband of Bernice M. Johnson and father of Denise Lawrence and Ronnie Johnson.
He was also the brother of Thornton Johnson.
He is also survived by one grandchild.
Services are today at 10 a.m. at First Baptist Church, LaPlace, withinterment at Green Forest Cemetery, Salem, Mo. Visitation starts at 8 a.m.
Published November 30, 1998

JOSEPH
LAPLACE - Isaac Joseph Sr., 79, a native of St. James and resident of New Orleans, died Nov. 18.  He was the father of Cynthia Shelby and Kathleen, Ronald, Isaac Jr. and Larry Joseph.  He was also the brother of Ruby Culbreth.
He is also survived by 12 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Services are today at 10 a.m. at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, LaPlace, with interment at St. James Cemetery, St. James. Visitation starts at 9 a.m.
Published November 30, 1998

RAFIEL
LULING - Rashaad Christopher Rafiel, 2 months, a native of New Orleans and a resident of Boutte, died Nov. 19.  He was the son of Renata Rafiel and Shane Smith.
He was also the grandson of Daisy Rafiel, Carl Hilaire, Laverne Bradley and Kenneth Everett and great-grandson of Geraldine White, Bertrand and Minnie Hilaire, Jessie and Jellorine Everett and the late Joseph Rafiel Sr., Melvin and Thelma Bradley.
Services were held Nov. 24 at St. Anthony Catholic Church, Luling, with interment at St. Philip Catholic Church Cemetery, Vacherie.
Published November 30, 1998

STEIB 
NEW ORLEANS - Adleen "Sis" Steib, 93, a native of Vacherie and a resident of New Orleans for 75 years, died Nov. 21. She was the sister of the late Dr. Roland, Lloyd, Stella and Leo Steib and Nola Jacob.She is also survived by three nephews and five nieces.
Services were held Nov. 23 at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, New Orleans, with interment at Hope Mausoleum.
Published November 30, 1998

FISHER
LAPLACE - Denitra Faye Fisher, an employee of L'Observateur, died Feb. 4 at Kenner Regional Hospital.
Better known to friends and fellow employees and "Ma Ma," Fisher was head inserter in the newspaper's circulation department.
Fisher's infant son, Alfred James Williams Jr., died Feb. 3 at Kenner Regional.
Fisher, a native and resident of LaPlace, was 35 years old.
She and the baby are survived by numerous friends and relatives, including Fisher's daughter, Lashinta S. Fisher; stepchildren Christel Williams and Demario Perrilloux, parents Remey Joseph Perrilloux Jr. and Lucille Perrilloux Anderson and loving and devoted friend Alfred James Williams Sr.
Fisher was also the sister of Leonora, Jullone, Addrena and Jermaine Perrilloux, step-daughter of Larry Anderson, granddaughter of Freeman Couto Sr., Remey Joseph Perrilloux Sr., Margret Perrilloux and the late Thelma Coyalle and devoted friend of Carlis Warren. 
Fisher is also survived by aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, mother-in-law, brothers- and sisters-in-law, a host of cousins, other relatives and friends.
Relatives and friends of the family and employees of L'Observateur were invited to attend the funeral service Saturday at 11 a.m. at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church, 127 West Third St., LaPlace. Interment followed in Providence Cemetery. 
Hobson Brown Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Published Febuary 15, 1999

BECNEL 
RESERVE - Matthew Jon Becnel, 18, a native and resident of Reserve, died Feb. 8.  He was the father of Joshua Adam. He was also the son of Henry and Mary Ann Oubre Becnel, the step-son of Charlotte Becnel, the brother of Hank, Aaron, Kerrie and Erica Becnel and Gina St. Amant and step-brother of Rupert Morgan.  He was also the grandson of Josephine Oubre, Rita Becnel and the late Linden "Bilbo" Oubre and Placide Becnel.
Services were held Feb. 12 at St. Peter Catholic Church, Reserve, with interment at the church cemetery.
Published Febuary 15, 1999

BELSOME 
BAY ST. LOUIS, Miss. - James L. Belsome Sr., 75, a native of Hahnville and a resident of Waveland, Miss., died Feb. 10. He was the father of Suzanne Harmon, Susan Sales, Henrietta Foy, James Jr. and Russell Belsome and Edmond Foy.
He was also the brother of Stella Boutte and Marjorie Troxler.
He is also survived by 12 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Services were held Feb. 12 in the chapel of Edmond Fahey Funeral Home, Bay St. Louis, Miss., with interment at Waveland City Cemetery.
Published Febuary 15, 1999

BOUDREAUX 
MARRERO - Billie Jo Alexie Boudreaux, 27, a native of New Orleans, former resident of Marrero and resident of LaPlace for four months, died Feb. 9.She was the wife of Chadwick Boudreaux and mother of Chad Phillip Brown and Chelsea Nicole Boudreaux.
She was also the daughter of Larry Sr. and Joy Ann Sapia Alexie and sisterof Larry Jr. and Kassie Alexie.Services were held Feb. 12 in the chapel of Westside Funeral Home,Marrero, with interment at St. Pius Cemetery, Crown Point.
Published Febuary 15, 1999

COOK
LULING - Eldred Edward Cook, 91, a native of Straud, Ala., resident of Boutte for 46 years and Metairie for 1 1/2 years, died Feb. 9. He was the husband of Willie Mae Butler Cook and father of Marjorie Lehew.
He was also the brother of the late Johnny, Wiley, Shurley and Mamie Brown.
He is also survived by three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Services were held Feb. 12 at First Baptist Church of Luling, with interment at St. Charles Cemetery, Luling.
Published Febuary 15, 1999

DORNIER 
NEW ORLEANS - The Rev. Russell Leon Dornier, S.J., 86, a native of Conventand a resident of New Orleans, died Feb. 11. He was the son of the lateJoseph and Julie Dicharry Dornier and brother of Gladys Benson and Garland Dornier. He was also predeceased by four brothers and three sisters.
He was educated at Sacred Heart Academy and Jefferson College, Convent, Romeville High School and Louisiana State University.
He entered the Jesuit Order in 1931 and was ordained in 1944. He ministered in Shreveport, Grand Coteau and at Manresa Retreat House, Convent.
Services were Saturday at 10 a.m. at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, NewOrleans, with interment at the Jesuit Cemetery, New Orleans.
Published Febuary 15, 1999

HELFRICH 
COLLEGE POINT, N.Y. - William Foster Helfrich, 76, a native of Flushing,N.Y., former resident of Crown Point and resident of Luling for four years,died Feb. 8. He was the husband of the late Mildred Rohrer Helfrich, fatherof Linda Rinfret and Billi Ann Grisbaum and step-father of Loretta, Hank and Leroy Dymond and the late Terry Dymond.
He is also survived by 10 step-grandchildren and five step-great- grandchildren.
Services were to be held in College Point, with interment at St. Mary's Cemetery, Flushing, N.Y.
Published Febuary 15, 1999

JAMES 
ALGIERS - Samuel "Cous" James, 78, a native of Vacherie and a resident of Harvey for 40 years, died Feb. 10. He was the husband of Louise James and father of Bernadine Harrell.
He was also the brother of Almedia London and Ernest James.
He is also survived by 11 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Services were to be held Monday at 11 a.m. at Greater Morning Star BaptistChurch, Algiers, with interment at New Hope Cemetery.
Published Febuary 15, 1999

OCKMOND 
VACHERIE - Lillian Luquette Ockmond, 87, a native and resident of Vacherie, died Feb. 11. She was the wife of the late Robert J. Ockmond Sr.and mother of Gloria Stein, Barbara Becnel, Betty Marse, Dianna Brown, Lillian Granier, Robert Jr. and Russell Ockmond and the late Lawrence Ockmond.
She was also the daughter of the late Numa and Corinne Oubre Luquette and sister of Florence Gravois and Albert Luquette, and was predeceased by three brothers and two sisters.
She is also survived by 27 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Services were held Feb. 12 at Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church, Vacherie,with interment at the church cemetery.
Published Febuary 15, 1999

RICHARD 
GRAMERCY - Palmyre Kroll Richard, 86, a resident of Gramercy, died Feb. 9.She was the wife of the late Amedee "Rich" Richard and mother of Dwain, Carl and Barry Richard.
She was also the daughter of the late Henry and Palmyre Rome Kroll and sister of the late Lillian, Florence, Bernice, Iola, Rose, Blanche, Wilmore, Wilbert, Rudolph and Henry Kroll.
She is also survived by five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Services were held Feb. 11 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Gramercy,with interment at St. Joseph Cemetery, Paulina.RUSSELL LAPLACE - John Russell, 76, a native and resident of LaPlace, died Feb. 11.He was the son of the late John and Martha French Russell and brother of the late Lillian Davis.
Services were held Feb. 12 at Ninde Chapel Methodist Church, LaPlace,with interment at Providence Resthaven Cemetery, LaPlace.
Published Febuary 15, 1999

ANDERSON 
CHALMETTE - Stella Gravois Anderson, 83, a native of Vacherie and resident of New Orleans for many years, died Feb. 5. She was the wife of the late Joseph Nolan Anderson Sr. and mother of Thomas and Joseph Anderson Jr. and the late Frederick Anderson.  She was also the daughter of the late Ozanne Joseph Sr. and Marie Louise Brazan Joseph and sister of Marie Davidson, Rosa Songy, Jacquelyn Waguespack, Lester, Earl and Charles Gravois and the late Rita Roberts and Rene, Guy, O.J. Jr., Della and Denise Gravois.  She is also survived by 13 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
Services were held Feb. 8 at Prince of Peace Catholic Church, Chalmette, with interment at St. Bernard Memorial Gardens.
Published Febuary 11, 1999

BEAVER 
Sybil Vicknair Beaver, 79, a native of Reserve and resident of Thibodaux, died Feb. 7. She was the wife of Marvin Beaver and mother of Linda Guillot.  She was also the daughter of the late Willis and Lutha Berthelot Vicknair and sister of Hilda Peranio and the late Percy Vicknair.
She is also survived by one grandchild.
Services were held Feb. 9 at St. John Catholic Church, Thibodaux, with interment at the church cemetery.
Published Febuary 11, 1999

BORNE 
Raymond Borne Sr., 79, a native and resident of Garyville, died Feb. 7. He was the husband of Gloria LeBoeuf Borne and father of Gwen Becnel, Peggy Lambert, Donna Dicharry, Kay Morvant, Nancy Bourgeois and William Borne and the late Raymond Borne Jr.
He was also the son of the late John and Anna Horn Borne.
He is also survived by 19 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Services were held Feb. 9 at St. Hubert Catholic Church, Garyville, with interment at St. Peter Cemetery, Reserve.
Published Febuary 11, 1999

BOUDOIN 
EDGARD - Lynn Boudoin, 76, a native and resident of Edgard, died Feb. 4. He was the husband of Olga Sorapuru Boudoin and father of Thelma Burrell, Melanie Cox and Nicholas Sr. Wayne Sr. and Michael Boudoin Sr. He was also the son of the late Louis Sr. and Virginia Boudoin and brotherof Alberta Oubre, Flora Mae Numa, Agnes Oubre, Mary Ward, Raymond, Teddy, Nelson and Louis Boudoin Jr. and the late Amanda Jasmine.He is also survived by 11 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Services were held Feb. 8 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Edgard, with interment at the church cemetery.
Published Febuary 11, 1999

CENTANNI 
KENNER - Ione Agnes Fourroux Centanni, 91, a native of Gramercy and resident of Kenner, died Feb. 6. She was the wife of the late Joseph JohnCentanni and mother of JoAnne Pertuis and Christian Paul Centanni.
She was also the daughter of the late Paul and Julia Jumonville Fourroux and sister of Rita Mae Maggiore and the late Leone Windham, Bertha Courtney, Eugenie Jacob, Ethel Mayeaux, Stella Gremillion, Nathan, Roland, Joseph, Paul Jr., Raymond and Cecile Fourroux.  She is also survived by five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Services are today at noon in the chapel of L.A. Muhleisen & Sons Funeral Home, Kenner, with interment at St. Mary Cemetery, New Orleans. Visitation starts at 9 a.m.
Published Febuary 11, 1999

COLEMAN
VACHERIE - Lucy Armant Coleman, 55, a native of Vacherie and resident of LaPlace, died Feb. 3. She was the daughter of Florence "Lilly" Armant andthe late Eliam Armant Sr. and the sister of Rose Dorsey, Florence Harry, Debra Harry, Lorenzo Wright, Joyce Joseph and Velma, Lolita and Warren Armant.
Services were held Feb. 9 at First Baptist Church of Vacherie, withinterment at the church cemetery.
Published Febuary 11, 1999

COLLINS 
NEW ORLEANS - Clarence "C.J." Collins, 52, a native of St. James Parish and resident of New Orleans for many years, died Feb. 4. He was the husband of Dorothy Halley Collins and father of Alicia Rice.
He was also the brother of Erma Bolds, Cheryl Charles, Donna Theodore and John and Donald Collins.
He is also survived by two grandchildren.
Services are today at 10 a.m. at Little Zion Baptist Church, New Orleans, with interment at Providence Memorial Park. Visitation starts at 9 a.m.
Published Febuary 11, 1999

CRIBB 
DURHAM, N.C. - Lena Russell Cribb, 77, a native of Durham, N.C. andresident of Luling for three years, died Feb. 7.  She was the wife of the late Clyde Cribb and mother of Janie Munch, Clyde Jr., Jack and Lynwood "Shorty" Cribb and the late Jimmy "Stumpy" Cribb.
She was also the daughter of the late Ira and Berthan Cain Russell and sister of Lethia Packler and William Russell.
She is also survived by 11 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Services were held Feb. 8 in the chapel of Mothe Funeral Home, Marrero, with interment at Maplewood Cemetery, Durham, N.C.
Published Febuary 11, 1999

GAUTIER 
EDGARD - Leneo Joseph "Doc" "Joe" Gautier, 68, a native of Edgard and resident of Gray, died Feb. 4.  He was the husband of Lois McGuin Gautierand father of Shawn, Tyrone, Carl and Joey Gauthier and the late Byron Gauthier.
He was also the son of the late James and Justine Gauthier and brother of Elmo, James, George and Emmanuel Gautier and the late Cornell and Marion Lumar and Doris Lewis.
He is also survived by 11 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Services were held Feb. 8 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Edgard, with interment at the church cemetery.
Published Febuary 11, 1999

JOHNSON 
KENNER - Edwin Christopher Johnson Sr., 73, a native of St. Rose and aresident of Destrehan for 37 years, died Feb. 6. He was the husband of Theodoria Dennison Johnson and father of Thadrian Johnson Isles and the late Edwin Johnson Jr. and Pamela Joseph, and step-father of Terry White.  He was also the son of the late Lee and Helen Johnson and brother of Curtis Johnson Sr. and the late Beatrice Brumfield and Benjamin Johnson.  He is also survived by seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Services are today at 10 a.m. at Thomas United Methodist Church, Kenner,with interment at Jefferson Memorial Cemetery, St. Rose. Visitation starts at 8 a.m.
Published Febuary 11, 1999

LaBRANCHE
RESERVE - Agnes "Nonnie" Guedry LaBranche, 65, a native of New Sarpy and resident of Reserve for 21 years, died Feb. 6.  She was the wife of Roland LaBranche and mother of Patricia "Patsy" Millet, Annette "Netty" Ayme, Roland "Petsy" Jr. and Timmy LaBranche and the late JoAnn Edler.  She was also the daughter of the late Roger and Delphine Guedry and sister of Josephine Barrient, Edith Ancale, Carol Sutton, Roger, Michael and Sidney Guedry and the late Enda Seri and George Guedry.
She is also survived by 15 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Services were held Feb. 9 at St. Peter Catholic Church, Reserve, with interment at the church cemetery.
Published Febuary 11, 1999

MITCHELL 
EDGARD - Paul C. Mitchell Sr., 69, a native and resident of Edgard, died Feb.4. He was the husband of the late Joyce Mitchell and father of Rachel Dismuke, Dennis, Paul Jr., Kermit and Renee Mitchell and the late AaronMitchell.
He was also the son of the late Sidney and Josephine Borne Mitchell and brother of Christine Pierre, Mary Edwards, Oleander Joseph, Willie and Herman Mitchell and the late Emily Augusta, Simon, Ramos and Phillip Mitchell.
He is also survived by five grandchildren.
Services were held Feb. 9 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Edgard, with interment at the church cemetery.
Published Febuary 11, 1999

SAVOIE 
DES ALLEMANDS - Clarence "Su-Su" "Snowball" Joseph Savoie, 79, a native and resident of Des Allemands, died Feb. 7. He was the husband ofthe late Wanda LeBlanc Savoie and father of Geraldine Hervieu, Alberta, C.H. "Sonny," Curtis, Wildred, Dennis and Mark Savoie and the late Dwight Savoie.
He was also the son of the late Corbett and Sidonia Dufrene Savoie and brother of Loretta Vial, Genevia Rogers and Ralph and Warren Savoie.
He is also survived by 11 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Services were held Feb. 9 at St. Gertrude Catholic Church, Des Allemands, with interment at the church cemetery.
Published Febuary 11, 1999


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