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Apr. 28, 1999 New Orleans Times Picayune

Kenneth Peter Barrow, a sales representative for Smarketing Computer Co. in Houston, died Sunday of encephalitis at Park Plaza Hospital in Houston. He was 34. Mr. Barrow was born in New Orleans and lived in Houston. He graduated from St. Augustine High School and attended Louisiana State and Texas A&M universities. Survivors include his wife, Diane Green Barrow; two sons, Joshua and Kenneth Barrow Jr.; his father, Clarence Barrow; his mother, Marion Ralph Barrow; two brothers, Stephen and Clarence Barrow Jr.; and a sister, Madelin Barrow. A Mass will be said Thursday at 11 a.m. at Corpus Christi Catholic Church, 2022 St. Bernard Ave. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Burial will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery. D.W. Rhodes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Aaron Bims, a retired cement finisher, died Monday at St. Charles Health Care Center. He was 91. Mr. Bims was born in St. Mary Parish and lived in New Orleans most of his life. He was a member of Peck United Methodist Church. Survivors include a son, Donald Brown; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. A funeral will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. at Peck United Methodist Church, 3631 Washington Ave. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Burial will be in Providence Memorial Park. D.W. Rhodes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Bessie Rotolo Cangelosi, a retired nurse's aide at St. Charles General Hospital, died Sunday of cancer at Metropolitan Hospice. She was 78. Mrs. Cangelosi was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. She worked for St. Charles General for 20 years. Survivors include two sons, Salvadore and Carlo Cangelosi; four daughters, Angelina Baldwin, Rosemary Adams, Joann Ditcharo and Gloria O'Brien; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. A Mass will be said today at 1 p.m. at Lamana-Panno-Fallo Funeral Home, 1717 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Burial will be in St. Louis Cemetery No.3.

Norman "Noodle" Caston Sr., a longshoreman, died Saturday of a gunshot wound in the 3600 block of Alvar Street. He was 34. Mr. Caston was born in New Orleans and lived in Violet. He attended G.W. Carver High School. Survivors include his companion, Andrea Callais; a son, Norman Caston Jr.; two daughters, Nia Marsh and Dalana Bell; his father, Joseph Caston Sr.; his mother, Beaulah C. Margiano; his stepfather, Douglas Margiano; a brother, Joseph Caston Jr.; and two sisters, Cassandra C. Sneed and Yvonne Caston. A funeral will be held today at 11 a.m. at Littlejohn's Funeral Home, 8033 Chef Menteur Highway. Visitation will begin at 9:30 a.m. Burial will be in Providence Memorial Park.

Joseph P. Duplex, a retired painter for Continental Can Co., died Monday at West Jefferson Medical Center. He was 96. Mr. Duplex was born in New Orleans and lived in Chicago before moving to Harvey 35 years ago. He was a parishioner of St. Rosalie Catholic Church. Survivors include his wife, Alvira Bouvier Duplex; two daughters, Hazel Mays and Dolores Holloway; two sisters, Edith Duplex and Alvina Matts; and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. A Mass will be said Thursday at 11:30 a.m. at St. Rosalie, 600 Second Ave., Harvey. Visitation will be today from 6 to 10 p.m. and Thursday from 8 to 11 a.m. at Mothe Funeral Home, 2100 West Bank Expressway, Harvey. Burial will be in Westlawn Memorial Park.

Dorothy Cribbs Furlow, a housekeeper for the Treasure Chest Casino, died Sunday of heart failure at Kenner Regional Medical Center. She was 57. Mrs. Furlow was born in New Orleans and lived in Kenner for the past 20 years. She attended Warren Easton High School. She was a former bookkeeper for King Cotton. She was a parishioner of Nativity of Our Lord Catholic Church and a member of the Women's International Bowling Congress. Survivors include her husband, Robert E. Furlow Sr.; a son, Robert E. Furlow Jr.; a daughter, Sherry M. Bodenheimer; her father, George W. Cribbs; her mother, Virginia Iles; five brothers, William, Patrick, Michael, Richard and Jerry Cribbs; three sisters, Eleanor, Nita and Darlene Cribbs; and six grandchildren. A Mass will be said Thursday at 11 a.m. at Nativity of Our Lord Catholic Church, 3325 Loyola Drive, Kenner. Visitation will be today from 6 to 10 p.m. at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd., and Thursday from 9 to 11 a.m. at the church. Burial will be in Metairie Cemetery.

Shirley Perret Giovengo, a retired Avon representative, died Saturday of cancer at her home. She was 70. Mrs. Giovengo lived in Arabi for the past 50 years. She received many sales awards as a member of the Avon President's Club. Survivors include her husband, John J. Giovengo Sr.; a son, John J. Giovengo Jr.; a daughter, Cheryl G. Pridgen; a brother, Earl Perret; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. A funeral will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at Christ Lutheran Church, 3300 Jupiter Drive, Chalmette. Visitation will begin Thursday at 9 a.m. Burial will be in St. Bernard Memorial Gardens.

Alvin "Peanut" Hamilton, a cook at Popeyes, died Friday of undetermined causes at Charity Hospital. He was 32. Mr. Hamilton was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. He attended Joseph S. Clark High School. He was a member of Antioch Apostolic Church. Survivors include two sons, Alvin Simms and Alvin Berfect; a daughter, Jockia Simms; his father, S.P. Hamilton; his mother, Mary L. Hamilton; a brother, Tommy Hamilton; and a sister, Marilyn Mathieu. A funeral will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at Antioch Apostolic Church, 3501 N. Claiborne Ave. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Park. Gertrude Geddes Willis Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Gloria Rehm Harper, a bookkeeper, died Sunday of lung cancer at her daughter's home in Lafayette. She was 55. Mrs. Harper was born in Algiers and lived in Lafayette for the past 19 years. Survivors include a son, Michael James Harris; a daughter, Shelley Harris Moncrief; two brothers, Franklin D. Rehm Sr. of Slidell and Stanley G. Rehm of Belle Chasse; and four grandchildren. A funeral will be held today at 10 a.m. at Mothe Funeral Home, 2100 West Bank Expressway, Harvey. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Burial will be in McDonoghville Cemetery in Gretna.

Charles Jacob Heslin Jr., a retired teacher at Benjamin Franklin High School and teacher recruiter for the Orleans Parish public school system, died Monday of emphysema and cancer at his home. He was 60. Mr. Heslin was born in New Orleans and lived in Slidell for the past 21 years. He graduated from Francis T. Nicholls High School and Tulane University, where he also received a master's degree in education. He also taught at Alcee Fortier and Cabrini high schools. He was a former first lieutenant, Green Beret and paratrooper in the National Guard. Survivors include a son, Charles Jacob "Chad" Heslin III. A Mass will be said today at 8 p.m. at Jacob Schoen & Son Funeral Home, 3827 Canal St. Visitation will begin at 6 p.m.

Steven Michael Hoffman II was stillborn Sunday at Keesler Air Force Base Medical Center in Biloxi, Miss. Survivors include his parents, Steven Michael and Melissa Marie Hoffman; and his grandparents, Cyresa Parker, Richard Kelley, and Frank and Amanda Hoffman, all of Poydras. A graveside service will be held today at 11:30 a.m. at the National Cemetery in Biloxi. Visitation will be from 10:15 to 11:15 a.m. at Bradford-O'Keefe Funeral Home on Pass Road in Biloxi.

Atha Kelley Jackson, an accounting clerk for the Housing Authority of New Orleans, died Thursday at Charity Hospital of gunshot wounds. She was 31. Mrs. Jackson was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. She graduated from Booker T. Washington High School. She was a member of the Enchanting Ladies Organization. Survivors include her husband, Gerard Jackson; a son, Damian Kelley; a daughter, Geranesha Jackson; her mother, Lynn K. Williams; her stepfather, Pernell Williams; three brothers, Dwayne, Johnathan and Lendel Kelley; a sister, Desiree Kelley; and her grandfather, Emery Chaney Sr. A funeral will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at D.W. Rhodes Funeral Home, 3933 Washington Ave. Visitation will begin Saturday at 8 a.m. Burial will be in Providence Memorial Park.

Joyce Mae Williams Jones, a retired Postal Service supervisor and the first black woman in the Deep South to hold the position of a Postal Service floor supervisor, died Friday of a heart attack at her son's home. She was 67. Mrs. Jones was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. She was a former pharmacist at several Uptown drugstores. She graduated from Dillard University and the College of Pharmacy at the University of New Mexico at Albuquerque. She was a member of St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church. Survivors include a son, Leo Elston Jones; a brother, Calvin J. Williams Jr.; and two sisters, Althea Williams Woods of Carson, Calif., and Mary Ellen Williams. A memorial service will be held today at 11 a.m. at St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church, 3219 Danneel St. Louisiana Undertaking Co. is in charge of arrangements.

Gertrude D. "Peaches" Williams Langford, a registered nurse and director of nursing at Lafon Nursing Home of the United Methodist Church, died Friday of cancer at her home. She was 61. Mrs. Langford was born in New Orleans and lived in Avondale for the past 26 years. She graduated from Joseph S. Clark High School and Louisiana State Medical College. She was a member of New Hope Baptist Church Mission No.1 and Louisiana Freedman General Association Senior Mission No.1, president of the New Hope Baptist Church Nurses Guild and secretary of the Louisiana Freedman General Association President's Council. Survivors include her husband, Willie Langford; two sons, Carlton and Lloyd Alec Langford; a daughter, Laura Langford Abbott-Smith; her mother, Laura Thigpen; a sister, Bernadine Gibson; and nine grandchildren. A funeral will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at New Hope Baptist Church, 1807 La Salle St. Visitation will begin Thursday at 9 a.m. Burial will be in Restlawn Park. Davis Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Eloise Riley Mashia, a cook for the St. Charles Parish public school system, died Monday of undetermined causes at her home. She was 71. Mrs. Mashia was born in Jefferson and lived in Norco. She was a member of Greater Good Hope Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, Blenny L. Mashia Sr.; three sons, Rodney C., Barry and Darrell Mashia Sr.; two daughters, Sheryl L. Williams and Emily Mashia; a brother, Louis Riley Jr.; and 14 grandchildren. A wake will be held today at 8 p.m. at Greater Good Hope Baptist Church, 47 Cathey St., Norco. Visitation will begin at 5 p.m. A funeral will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at the church. Burial will be in First Zion Cemetery in Jefferson. Richardson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Doris D. Oxford, a homemaker, died Monday of complications from diabetes at West Jefferson Medical Center. She was 74. Mrs. Oxford was born in Cottonport and lived in Avondale for the past 34 years. Survivors include four sons, Steven W., David Paul, Rickey Allen and Marvin Oxford II; a daughter, Cheryl Gros; a sister, Dorothy Mocklin; 17 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. A funeral will be held Thursday at noon at Westside Funeral Home, 5101 West Bank Expressway, Marrero. Visitation will begin at 8:30 a.m. Burial will be in McDonoghville Cemetery in Gretna.

Leola Smith, a homemaker, died Friday of a stroke at Meadowcrest Hospital. She was 69. Ms. Smith was a lifelong resident of Pointe a la Hache. Survivors include two brothers, Herman and Andrew Smith, and five sisters, Viola Riley, Elenora Burrle, Violet Turner, and Eltonia and Mary Smith. A Mass will be said Thursday at 11 a.m. at St. Thomas Catholic Church in Pointe a la Hache. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Gertrude Geddes Willis Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Booker T. "Steve" Stevenson died Saturday of heart failure at Lakeland Medical Center. He was 97. Mr. Stevenson was born in Marshall, Texas, and lived there for 45 years, in Los Angeles for 44 years and in New Orleans for the past eight years. He attended the Braille Institute of Los Angeles. He was a former member of Trinity Baptist Church in Los Angeles. Survivors include a sister, Anna Mae Huff of Los Angeles; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and 14 great-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 10 a.m. Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Park.

William F. Tadlock, a retired foreman for American Standard Manufacturing, died Monday of heart failure at Slidell Memorial Hospital. He was 74. Mr. Tadlock was born in Cave In Rock, Ill., and lived in Slidell for many years. He was a horseman and a Navy veteran of World War II, serving in the European and Pacific theaters. Survivors include his wife, Mercedes Marcev Tadlock; a son, Jerry Tadlock; a daughter, Lisa Tadlock; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. A funeral will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. at Honaker Funeral Home, 1751 Gause Blvd. West, Slidell. Visitation will be today from 7 to 10 p.m. and Thursday from 9 to 10 a.m. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery.

Joseph Percy Terrance Sr., a retired laborer, died Friday of a heart attack at Memorial Medical Center. He was 66. Mr. Terrance was born in New Roads and lived in New Orleans for many years. He worked for Firestone, Goodyear and Fleet Tire Service. Survivors include his wife, Eula Mae Terrance; two sons, Milton and Joseph Percy Terrance Jr.; a daughter, Joyce Terrance Crowden; a sister, Rose Mary Willard; and five grandchildren. A Mass will be said Thursday at 11 a.m. at St. Augustine Catholic Church, 1210 Gov. Nicholls St. Visitation will begin Thursday at 9 a.m. Burial will be in Providence Memorial Park. Louisiana Undertaking Co. is in charge of arrangements.

Lorean Irene Lamb Tillar, a homemaker, died Sunday at her home. She was 77. Mrs. Tillar was born in Derik, Ark., and lived in Pricedale, Miss. Survivors include three sons, Lloyd and David Crisp of Mandeville and Leonard Tillar of McComb, Miss.; four daughters, Helen DiGiovanni of McComb, Betty Rottman and Wanda Forrest of Hammond, and Linda Hiner of California; 21 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. A graveside service will be held today at 3 p.m. at Mandeville City Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. at Catchings Funeral Home in McComb.

May T. Verde, a day-care center owner, died Monday at West Jefferson Medical Center. She was 84. Mrs. Verde was born in New Orleans and lived in the New Orleans area all her life, most recently in Metairie. She was a member of the New Orleans Budgerigar Society and a former member of the Deep South Budgerigar Society. Survivors include three daughters, Charlotte Havens, JoAnn Nelson and Debbie Perniciaro; a brother, Joseph Gerdes; nine grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. A Mass will be said Thursday at 11 a.m. at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, 448 Metairie Road. Visitation will be today from 7 to 10 p.m. at All Faiths Funeral Home, 5200 Canal Blvd., and Thursday from 10 to 11 a.m. at the church. Burial will be in Lake Lawn Mausoleum.

Martha Bourke Warner, a retired homemaker and volunteer leader, died April 16 of congestive heart failure at Metropolitan Hospice. She was 87. Mrs. Warner was born in Monroe and lived in Metairie for the past 50 years. She graduated from Sophie B. Wright High School. She formerly worked for South Central Bell Telephone Co. She was a former director of volunteers for the Jefferson Parish Red Cross, volunteered at East Jefferson General Hospital and founded the Patient Bookmobile at Ochsner Foundation Hospital. She was a member of St. Martin's Episcopal Church, the New Orleans Opera Guild, the East Jefferson General Hospital Auxiliary, the Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat Hospital Auxiliary, the DePaul Hospital Auxiliary Guild, the Goodwill Auxiliary and the Blue Goose Insurance Guild. Survivors include a son, John H. Warner of Talisheek; a daughter, Martha L. Warner; and two grandchildren. A memorial service will be held Thursday at 3 p.m. at St. Martin's Episcopal Church, 2216 Metairie Road, Metairie. Visitation will be at 2:30 p.m. L.A. Muhleisen & Son Funeral Home handled arrangements.

Frances Sansone Wysowaty, a retired secretary for the Department of the Navy, died Tuesday of a stroke at the Care Center in Baton Rouge. She was 83. Mrs. Wysowaty was born in Donaldsonville and lived in Slidell for many years and in Baton Rouge for the past year. She was a parishioner of St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church in Slidell. Survivors include two sisters, Josie Sansone Augustine of Greenville Springs and Rosina Sansone Munson. A Mass will be said today at 11 a.m. at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church, 1050 Robert Blvd., Slidell. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery. Honaker Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.



May 1, 1998  New Orleans Times Picayune

MARY LOGARBO AVRIL

Mary Logarbo Avril, a homemaker, died Tuesday at East Jefferson General Hospital. She was 80. Mrs. Avril was born in Lutcher and lived in Metairie for many years. Survivors include her husband, Joffre G. Avril; three sons, Robert A. Avril of Loranger, Tommy J. Avril Sr. of Kenner and James J. Avril; a daughter, Josie A. Ramsey of Bay St. Louis, Miss.; five brothers, Sammy LaCarbo of Port Vincent, Richard LaCarbo and Michael Logarbo of Gramercy, and Peter and James LaCarbo of Lutcher; two sisters, Jackie Lauret of Baton Rouge and Margaret Logarbo of Metairie; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. A Mass will be said today at 1 p.m. at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Lake Lawn Park Cemetery.

LEATHA BENNETT

Leatha Bennett, a homemaker, died Thursday at Lifecare Hospital in Chalmette. She was 80. Ms. Bennett was born in Syntag and lived in New Orleans. Survivors include two grandchildren. Services were private. D.W. Rhodes Funeral Home handled arrangements.

IRMA CHAUVIN

Irma Chauvin, a homemaker, died Monday at Pendleton Memorial Methodist Hospital. She was 80. Mrs. Chauvin was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. Survivors include her husband, Francis Chauvin; two sons, Herbert Collins and Marlowe Chauvin; three daughters, Joanne Coleman, Shelia Jenkins and Pamela Chauvin; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. A Mass will be said today at 11 a.m. at St. David's Catholic Church, 5617 St. Claude Ave. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Burial will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery. D.W. Rhodes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

PAUL ANTHONY COOK

Paul Anthony Cook, a former employee of Burger King and Piccadilly Cafeterias, died Saturday of heart failure at Charity Hospital. He was 30. Mr. Cook was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. He attended Walter L. Cohen High School. Survivors include his mother, Dottie Cook; five brothers, Charles Cook Jr. of Dallas, Warren Cook of Port Arthur, Texas, James and Edward Cook Sr. and Kevin Williams; and four sisters, Diane Cook Deal of Port Arthur, Stella Gloston, Linda Bartholomew and Paula-Ann Henry. A funeral will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at Dorothy Lawless Mortuary, 3825 Washington Ave. Visitation will begin at 8:30 a.m. Burial will be in Providence Memorial Park.

JULIUS ALPHONSE `J.L.' CONERLY

Julius Alphonse ``J.L.'' Conerly, a retired longshoreman, died Monday of complications from diabetes at Veterans Affairs Medical Center. He was 74. Mr. Conerly was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. He was an Army sergeant first class during World War II. He was a member of General Longshore Workers Local 3000 of the International Longshoremen's Association. Survivors include his wife, Annie B. Conerly; a son, Douglas Conerly; two daughters, LaMarion Swangain and Bobbie Conerly; 10 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. Visitation will be today at 6 p.m. at Nazarene Baptist Church, 2510 Orleans Ave. A funeral will be held Saturday at St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church in Tylertown, Miss. Ginns Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

EMELDA THERESA DREXLER

Emelda Theresa Drexler, a seamstress, died Tuesday of heart failure at University Hospital. She was 61. Mrs. Drexler was born in Triumph and lived in New Orleans. She was a member of First Emanuel Baptist Church and its Senior Choir, Feed the Hungry program and Mission Department. Survivors include her husband, Alvin Drexler Sr.; a son, Edward LeBeaux; a daughter, Phyllis Williams; a stepson, Alvin Drexler Jr.; a brother, the Rev. Eugene Merrick; three sisters, Evelyn M. Jones of San Jose, Calif., Eliska M. Martin and Bernice M. Jones; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. A funeral will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at First Emanuel Baptist Church, 1829 Carondelet St. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Burial will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery. Gaskin-Tilly Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

HELEN THOMAS DUCKETT

Helen Thomas Duckett, a homemaker, died April 24 at her home. She was 78. Mrs. Duckett was born in Winterville and lived in Marrero. She was a member of St. Luke Baptist Church and past president of its Usher Board No. 1. Survivors include a son, Ivory Thomas Jr.; a foster daughter, Geraldine Love; two brothers, Wilson Jr. and Leon Hannibal Sr.; a sister, Willie Mae Christoph; 10 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. A wake will be held today at 8 p.m. at St. Luke Baptist Church, 2738 Valence St. A funeral will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at the church. Burial will be in Restlawn Park in Avondale. Davis Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

PATRICIA VATH GAGLIANO

Patricia Vath Gagliano, a retired teacher's assistant at Rudolph Matas Elementary School in Metairie, died Thursday of ovarian cancer at her home. She was 62. Mrs. Gagliano was born in New Orleans and lived in Metairie for the past 35 years. Survivors include a son, Charles Gagliano Jr.; three daughters, Phyllis Develle, Theresa Catalanotto and Patti Gagliano; her mother, Manola Vath; a brother, Eugene Vath; a sister, Janet Deutschmann; and six grandchildren. A funeral will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Burial will be in All Saints Mausoleum.

BERNICE HUGHES

Bernice Hughes, a retired food service worker for the Jefferson Parish school system, died Saturday of kidney failure at Memorial Medical Center. She was 70. Mrs. Hughes was born in Lumberton, Miss., and lived in Metairie for the past 46 years. She also was a former domestic worker. She was a member of First Zion Baptist Church and its Deaconess Board No. 2, Willing Workers and Women of Temperance, and Causeway Chapter No. 88 of the Order of Eastern Star. Survivors include a daughter, Yolanda Thompson-Franklin of Baton Rouge, and three grandchildren. A funeral will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at First Zion Baptist Church, 1409 S. Causeway Blvd., Jefferson. Visitation will begin Saturday at 9:30 a.m. Burial will be in Providence Memorial Park. Louisiana Undertaking Co. is in charge of arrangements.

ALVIN JOSEPH HUMBLE

Alvin Joseph Humble, a presser for Young's Professional Dry Cleaners, died Monday at his home. He was 24. Mr. Humble was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. He was a former employee of Walgreen Drug Stores. He attended G.W. Carver High School and a Job Corps training program. Survivors include his father, Alvin Joseph; his mother and stepfather, Gracie and Jerry Weathersby Sr.; three brothers, Levar Humble, Mornear Mark and Jerry Weathersby Jr.; three sisters, Gennesaret and Shimshi Mark and Mushi Weathersby; and his grandparents, Evelean and John Tyler and Phillip Falls. A funeral will be held today at 10 a.m. at Miracles of Deliverance Ministry, 2900 Franklin Ave. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Burial will be in Providence Memorial Park. Gaskin-Tilly Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

BRENDA ANN `SHORTY' THOMAS JACKSON

Brenda Ann ``Shorty'' Thomas Jackson, a homemaker, died Sunday of complications from hypertension at Charity Hospital. She was 48. Mrs. Jackson was born in New Orleans and lived in Gretna before returning to New Orleans. She attended Gretna Junior High School. Survivors include three sons, Darrell and Javis Jackson and Ferdinand Thomas; a daughter, Taska Jackson; her mother, Althea Thomas; two brothers, Freddie and Cantrell Gayle; three sisters, Donna Adams, Debra Jackson and Pamela Thomas; her grandmother, Stella Davis; and a grandchild. A funeral will be held Saturday at noon at First Free Mission Baptist Church, 426 Lamarque St., Algiers. Visitation will begin Saturday at 10 a.m. Burial will be in New Hope Cemetery in Gretna. Murray Henderson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

ADA MAE JONES

Ada Mae Jones, a homemaker, died Sunday of heart disease at Meadowcrest Hospital. She was 72. Mrs. Jones was born in McComb, Miss., and lived in New Orleans for the past 40 years. Survivors include a son, Harlon Smith Sr.; a daughter, Jessie Winters; five brothers; six sisters; six grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. A funeral will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at Craft Funeral Home in McComb. Burial will be in Tylertown Cemetery in Tylertown, Miss.

MARGERY H. JONES

Margery H. Jones, a homemaker, died Sunday of lung cancer at a niece's home in Chicago. She was 82. Mrs. Jones was born in Napoleonville and lived in New Orleans until moving to Chicago two years ago. In New Orleans, she was a member of Historic Second Baptist Church and treasurer of its Midday Usher Board. Survivors include nieces and nephews. A funeral will be held Saturday at 9 a.m. at Historic Second Baptist Church, 2505 Marengo St. Visitation will begin at 8 a.m. Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Park. Estelle J. Wilson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

WALTER E. `BUDDY' KNOWLES SR.

Walter E. ``Buddy'' Knowles Sr., a general organizer for the Iron Workers District Council of the Mid-South, died Wednesday of lung cancer at his home. He was 57. Mr. Knowles was born in Memphis, Tenn., and lived in Kenner for the past 34 years. He was a Marine Corps veteran. He was a member and former business manager of Iron Workers Local Union 58 and a former vice president of the Southeast Louisiana Building and Construction Trades Council of the AFL-CIO. Survivors include his wife, Katherine Fulco Knowles; three sons, Billy and Buddy Knowles Jr. and Jimmie Nix; four daughters, Donna and Rhonda Knowles, Rome Ford and Shannon Nix; a sister, Patricia K. Carollo; and eight grandchildren. A funeral will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at L.A. Muhleisen & Son Funeral Home, 2607 Williams Blvd., Kenner. Visitation will be today from 6 to 10 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Burial will be in Jefferson Memorial Gardens in St. Rose.

PLEASANT BEN `COKE' LEMON JR.

Pleasant Ben ``Coke'' Lemon Jr., a retired truck driver, died Saturday of cancer at his home. He was 72. Mr. Lemon was a lifelong resident of Jefferson. Survivors include his companion, Frances Jackson; six sons, Willie, Jason, Kenneth, Terry and Pleasant Lemon III and Gary Green; seven daughters, Janice L. White, Carolyn Douglas, Joyce Turner, Veronica Bannester, Judy Hampton, Barbara Johnson and Sylvia Lemon; two brothers, Alfred Lemon and Raymond Hamilton; a sister, Helen Thompson; 28 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren. A funeral will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at First Mission Baptist Church, 3836 River Road, Jefferson. Burial will be in First Zion Cemetery. Dennis Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

CHRISTOPHER ERNEST LOCKETT

Christopher Ernest Lockett, a laborer, hanged himself April 22 in the St. Bernard Parish Jail. He was 23. Mr. Lockett was born in New Orleans and lived there most of his life. He graduated from Thibodaux High School. Survivors include his fiancee, Iuanna Arnold; his father, Edward Lockett Sr.; his mother, Mary Reynolds Lockett; four brothers, David T. Lockett of Fayetteville, N.C., Darrell J. Lockett of Livingston, Ala., and Michael and Edward Lockett Jr.; three sisters, Angie Sepulveda, Cheryl Alexander and Lisa Edgerson; and his grandparents, Rosaline and Elvin Lockett Sr. A funeral will be held today at 10 a.m. at Brooks United Methodist Church, 4000 Buchanan St. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Burial will be in Mount Olivet Mausoleum. Littlejohn's Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

BILLY R. MANTON

Billy R. Manton, a retired tugboat chief engineer for Midland Enterprises Inc., died Wednesday of cancer at Pontchartrain Health Care Centre in Mandeville. He was 58. Mr. Manton was born in Independence and lived in Folsom for many years. Survivors include a daughter, Dora G. Manton; a sister, Ann McCrimon; and two grandchildren. A funeral will be held today at 11 a.m. at E.J. Fielding Funeral Home, 2260 W. 21st Ave., Covington. Burial will be in Folsom Baptist Church Cemetery.

YVONNE RITA MATTEI

Yvonne Rita Mattei, a homemaker, died Wednesday at West Jefferson Medical Center. She was 76. Mrs. Mattei was born in New Orleans and lived in Slidell for the past 29 years. Survivors include a son, Keith Michael Gebbia Sr.; a daughter, Mary M. Marquez; a stepdaughter, Flora Mae Clemons; three brothers, Alvin, Aldon and Eno Guillot Jr.; two sisters, Teresa Gros and Julianne Spunizo; 13 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren. A funeral will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at Schoen Funeral Home of Slidell, 3808 Pontchartrain Drive. Visitation will be today from 5 to 10 p.m. and Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery.

VIRGINIA RICHARDSON

Virginia Richardson, a homemaker, died Monday of cancer at her home. She was 62. Mrs. Richardson was born in Franklinton and lived in New Orleans for the past 40 years. She attended Franklinton High School. She was a member of Pentecostal Church of God in Christ and its choir, Young Women Christian Council and Young People Willing Workers. Survivors include her husband, Robert Richardson; a son, Ricky Richardson; two daughters, Sharlene and Angelia Richardson; her stepmother, Clara Mae Magee; four brothers, Lafayette, Elbert, Alonzo and Joe Magee; and six sisters, Alice Benson, Clarice and Wilamenia Williams, Louise Gabriel, Elnora Andrews and Betty Atkins. A funeral will be held today at 8 p.m. at Pentecostal Church of God in Christ, 2925 Audubon St. Dismissal will be Saturday at Lear Hill Church of God in Christ in Franklinton. Burial will be in Lear Hill Cemetery. Richardson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

STEVE `PIE' ROGERS JR.

Steve ``Pie'' Rogers Jr., a retired crane operator for Bollinger Shipyard, died Tuesday of cancer at his home. He was 68. Mr. Rogers was born in Hermanville, Miss., and lived in Algiers. Survivors include his wife, Estella Johnson Rogers; a son, Johnny Polk; a daughter, Thelma Jeannie Nicholas; a stepson, Robert Myles; a stepdaughter, Gloria Williams; five brothers, Curtis Ross, James H. Barnes and Larry Holt, all of Detroit, William Holt of Vero Beach, Fla., and Jimmy Lee Holt of Port Gibson, Miss.; three sisters, Fay Davis of Port Gibson, Jackie Brown of Vicksburg, Miss., and Bessie Conley of Chicago; 12 grandchildren; nine stepgrandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and 15 stepgreat-grandchildren. A wake will be held today at 8 p.m. at Davis Mortuary, 230 Monroe St., Gretna. A funeral will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Hermanville. Burial will be in Hermanville Cemetery.

DEBORAH CHARLENE SAPP

Deborah Charlene Sapp was found dead Monday of an apparent drug overdose in the 7800 block of East St. Bernard Highway in Poydras. She was 20. Miss Sapp was a lifelong resident of Poydras. She graduated from P.G.T. Beauregard High School. Survivors include her parents, Edd and Deborah Sapp; a brother, Charles Glenn Sapp; and two sisters, Vernitia Whitfield and Lisa Garriga. A Mass will be said today at 5 p.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 6305 E. St. Bernard Highway, Violet.

ALAN F. `IRONMAN' SMITH

Alan F. ``Ironman'' Smith, a retired machinist for Shell Oil Co., died April 24 of pneumonia at River Parishes Hospital. He was 88. Mr. Smith was born in Gramercy and lived in Reserve for the past 67 years. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. Survivors include his wife, Victoria Solange Jaubert; a son, Alan Smith Jr. of Norco; three daughters, Ann S. Kimball of Lafayette, Joycelyn S. Monica of Garyville and Phyllis S. Martin of LaPlace; a brother, Mark Smith of LaPlace; two sisters, Eola Smith and Lettie Smith Friloux, both of Norco; 15 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren. A Mass was said Monday at St. Peter Catholic Church in Reserve. Burial was in the church cemetery. Millet-Guidry Funeral Home handled arrangements.

DOROTHY `GRANNY' STEVENS

Dorothy ``Granny'' Stevens, a former cook for King's Restaurant, died Tuesday of complications from a stroke at her home. She was 68. Mrs. Stevens was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. She also was a former janitorial worker at the Michoud Assembly Facility. She was a member of Sixth Baptist Church. Survivors include three sons, Lawrence, Henry and Ernest DeJean; five daughters, Mildred Carr, Earlene McMillan, Vinnie Davis, Carolyn Stevens and Evelyn DeJean; a brother, Alvin Williams; a sister, Olivia Bartholomew; 42 grandchildren; and 29 great-grandchildren. A funeral will be held today at 11 a.m. at D.W. Rhodes Funeral Home, 3933 Washington Ave. Visitation will begin at 8 a.m. Burial will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery.

DORIS MOGA STONE

Doris Moga Stone, a homemaker, died Wednesday of cancer at her home. She was 52. Mrs. Stone was born in St. Rose and lived in Kenner. Survivors include her husband, Paul J. Stone; three daughters, Georgia Stone, Ella Valdez and Terrie Watson; two brothers, James and Adrian Moga Jr.; a sister, Laura Lowman; and two grandchildren. A graveside service will be held today at 2:30 p.m. at Restlawn Park on U.S. 90 in Avondale. Falgout Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

CARRIE ROSIE THOMAS

Carrie Rosie Thomas, a homemaker, died Monday of a pulmonary embolism at Lifecare Hospital. She was 76. Mrs. Thomas was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. She attended John W. Hoffman and McDonogh No. 35 high schools. She was a former employee of Baumer Foods. She was a former vice president of the Senior Choir and treasurer of the Sunday school at Mount Abram Baptist Church. Survivors include two daughters, Rosalee T. McDaniels and Eunice M. Thomas; a sister, Gladys Lewis; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. A funeral will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at St. James Methodist Church of Louisiana, 1925 Ursulines Ave. Visitation will begin Saturday at 9 a.m. Burial will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery. Gaskin-Tilly Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

ELTON `JUNE' WICKER JR.

Elton ``June'' Wicker Jr., president of Tombstone Records, died Saturday at Charity Hospital of a gunshot wound. He was 32. Mr. Wicker was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. He attended Joseph S. Clark High School and Americo Technical Institute. He was a former employee of Southern Scrap and Popeyes. He was the founder of the Tombstone Basketball League and Cool Spot Baseball League and was a volunteer for the Goretti Saints. Survivors include his wife, Kim P. Wicker; a son, Elton Wicker III; a daughter, Kerrionne Wicker; his father, Elton Wicker Sr.; his mother, Ethel Wicker; his stepfather, Nathaniel ``Jack'' Groves; two brothers, Charles Wicker and Sandy ``Pat'' Price; a sister, Dionne Wicker Murphy; and his grandfather, Joseph Burgess. A funeral will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at Cooper-Glapion Funeral Home, 2201 Caffin Ave. Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Park.



May 20, 1998 New Orleans Times Picayune

Hillard ``Booley'' Barrow Jr., a laborer, died May 13 of complications from asthma at Reelfort Manor in Tiptonville, Tenn. He was 42. Mr. Barrow was born in New Orleans and lived in Tiptonville for the past few years. He was a member of Victory Outreach Ministries. Survivors include three sons, Hillard and Deon Samuels of Beaumont, Texas, and Hillard Smith of Los Angeles; two daughters, Norma and Vandy Smith, both of Los Angeles; his father, Hillard Barrow Sr.; five brothers, Samuel Barrow of Bunkie, Kenneth Barrow of Norfolk, Va., Gerald Barrow, Morris Green and Earl Smith; and three sisters, Beverly Green, Norma Deverney and Antoinette Dempsey. A wake will be held Thursday at 8 p.m. at Majestic Mortuary, 1833 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd. Dismissal will be Friday at 10 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Green Street Cemetery.

Richard Allen Brazzel Jr., a lunchtime supervisor, custodian and food service worker at Mission Burgner Elementary School in Oceanside, Calif., died May 4 of a stab wound in Oceanside. He was 28. Mr. Brazzel was a lifelong resident of Oceanside. He attended Mira Costa College. He was a member of St. John Missionary Baptist Church and its Usher Board, Youth and Young Adult Department, Youth and Adult Choirs and Brotherhood Ministry. Survivors include his father, Richard A. Brazzel Sr.; three brothers, Daniel Gettridge Jr., Shelton Brazzel and Douglas Cato Jr., all of New Orleans; and four sisters, Linda Singleton, Aloma Elliott and Andrea Cato, all of New Orleans, and Carolyn Gettridge. A funeral will be held Thursday at 9 a.m. at Gaza Missionary Baptist Church, 7258 Ransom St. Visitation will begin Thursday at 8 a.m. Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Park. Blandin Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 

Arthur Caron Sr., a retired insurance executive, died Tuesday at his home. He was 75. Mr. Caron was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. He was an Army veteran of World War II. Survivors include his wife, Mary Ann Caron; two sons, Dennis and Arthur M. Caron Jr.; five daughters, Gail Ann Campbell, Leslie Lopez, Mary Higdon, Christine Caron-Jurez and Kimberly Moran; 16 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. A memorial Mass will be said Friday at 11 a.m. at St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church, 5500 Paris Ave.
 

Walter Reese Gay, a retired construction foreman, died Monday at St. Helena Parish Hospital. He was 81. Mr. Gay was born in Quitman and lived in Kentwood. Survivors include a son, Walter R. Gay Jr. of Arabi; three daughters, Patsy J. Bullock of Choudrant, Ann Whitman of Hodge and Linda Frazier; a sister, Marie Little of Bridge City, Texas; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. A funeral will be held today at 1:30 p.m. at Edmonds Funeral Home in Jonesboro. Burial will be in Walnut Ridge Cemetery.
 

Adrienne Guggenheim, a homemaker, died Saturday at her home in Frederick, Md. She was 88. Mrs. Guggenheim was born in Evanston, Ill., and lived in Frederick for the past 51 years. She graduated from Northwestern University. She worked for a stock and bond house in Chicago before World War II, the War Production Board during the war and the Children's Aid Society during the 1970s. She was a member of the Historical Society of Frederick, Frederick County Landmarks and the Duplicate Bridge Club. Survivors include a son, David Guggenheim of La Jolla, Calif., and a sister, Elsie Schaefer of New Orleans. A memorial service will be held Friday at Beth Shalom Community Center in Frederick. Burial will be later in the Jewish Cemetery in New Orleans.
 

Lorenzo Gunn, a retired biology and general science teacher at Alcee Fortier High School, died Sunday of a stroke at University Hospital. He was 72. Mr. Gunn was born in Fulton City, Tenn., and lived in Baltimore for many years and in New Orleans for the past 25 years. He graduated from Frederick Douglass High School in Baltimore and Morehouse College in Atlanta and received a master's degree in education from Loyola College in Baltimore. He also taught at Xavier University in New Orleans, Vincennes University in Vincennes, Ind., and the Maryland School for the Blind in Baltimore. He founded the Lorenzo Gunn Institutes in Baltimore and New Orleans to tutor students and conduct religious services. He received honorary degrees from Baltimore Biblical College and Jameson Bible Institute in Pennsville, N.J. He was an Army veteran. He was a member of Kappa Delta Pi Education Honor Society and Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity. He participated in the Senior Olympics and won several medals. Survivors include his companion, Dorothy McKnight; a daughter, Stephanie Bridgeforth of Randallstown, Md.; a brother, John T. Gunn of Chicago; a sister, Johnetta Gunn Hart of Louisville, Ky.; and a grandchild. A funeral will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at Estelle J. Wilson Mortuary, 2715 Danneel St. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Burial will be Tuesday in Arbutus Memorial Park Cemetery in Baltimore.
 

Bernice Lewis Hankton, a retired laundry manager for the Downtown Howard Johnson Hotel, died Friday of heart failure at Tulane University Medical Center. She was 72. Mrs. Hankton was born in Sorrento and lived in New Orleans for the past 65 years. Survivors include 10 sons, Johnny, Fred, Burnell, Frank, Eddie Bookie, Cornell, Leonard, Troy, Steve and Eddie Hankton Jr.; nine daughters, Cathy, Della, Angel, Shirley, Leslie, Cheryl, Elaine, Dorothea and Judy Hankton; 58 grandchildren; and 34 great-grandchildren. A funeral will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at Pilgrim Progress Missionary Baptist Church, 3600 Loyola Ave. Visitation will begin at 8 a.m. Burial will be in Providence Memorial Park. Majestic Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.
 

Ora Cecil Miles Johnson, a retired registered nurse at Orthopedic Hospital of Los Angeles, died April 17 of breast cancer at her home. She was 63. Mrs. Johnson was born in New Orleans and lived in Los Angeles for the past 30 years. She was a graduate of Booker T. Washington High School, Southern University at New Orleans and the Charity Hospital School of Nursing. She was a parishioner of Transfiguration Catholic Church. Survivors include her husband, Freddie Johnson; two daughters, Veronica Johnson-Taylor and Pamela Johnson; her father, Albert Miles of New Orleans; and three brothers, Stanley, Floyd and Albert Miles Jr., all of New Orleans. A Mass was said April 24 at Transfiguration Catholic Church in Los Angeles. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery in Culver City, Calif.
 

John Joseph Leon, a retired waterfront laborer, died Monday at his home. He was 86. Mr. Leon was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Young Leon; two sons, Donald and John A. Leon Jr.; a stepson, Warren Tervalon Jr.; a brother, Albert Dellande; 10 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. A Mass will be said Thursday at 11 a.m. at St. Peter Claver Catholic Church, 1923 St. Philip St. Visitation will begin Thursday at 9 a.m. Burial will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery. D.W. Rhodes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 

Rudolph Andrew ``Duke'' Martin, a laborer for Bridon Elm, died Sunday of a heart attack at Charity Hospital. He was 51. Mr. Martin was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. Survivors include his companion, Gloria Boulieu; two sons, Rudolph Johnson and Demetrius Boulieu; a daughter, Denesha Boulieu; eight brothers, Robert, Earl, Nelson, Sidney, Lloyd, James, Keith and Donald Martin; a sister, Michele Martin; and three grandchildren. A funeral will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at Charbonnet-Labat Funeral Home, 1615 St. Philip St. Visitation will begin Friday at 9 a.m. Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Park.
 

Ella Mae Crawford Mason, a homemaker, died Saturday of cancer at her home. She was 74. Mrs. Mason was born in Slidell and lived in New Orleans for the past 59 years. Survivors include two sons, Melvin J. Sr. and William J. Mason III; a daughter, Miriam D. Perique; three sisters, Laura Burkhalter of Slidell, Francis Brooks of Kenner and Bertha Blue; 12 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren. A funeral will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at Cornerstone United Methodist Church, 5276 Bullard Ave. Visitation will begin at 8 a.m. Burial will be in Mount Olivet Mausoleum. D.W. Rhodes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 

James Miller Jr., a porter for Fidelity Homestead Association, died Sunday of cancer at his home. He was 44. Mr. Miller was born in New Orleans and lived in Gretna for the past 20 years. He was a graduate of West Jefferson High School and an Army veteran. He was a member of Little Zion Baptist Church No. 3. Survivors include his wife, Loretta Smith Miller; three daughters, Trinell, Kelly and Menyuon Miller; his father, James Miller Sr.; his mother, Anna Shepherd Miller; three sisters, Trina Miller, Patricia Page and Linda Varnado; and a grandchild. A funeral will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at Little Zion Baptist Church No. 3, 441 Wilson Road, Marrero. Visitation will begin Thursday at 8:30 a.m. Burial will be in Evening Star Cemetery. Davis Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.
 

Karline Brooks Monroe, a child-care provider, died Friday of heart failure at her home. She was 48. Mrs. Monroe was born in New Orleans and lived in Harvey most of her life. She was a member of Mount Pilgrim Baptist Church. Survivors include three brothers, Gerald, Glynn and Kermit Brooks, and two sisters, Jacquelyn Alexander and Sheila Herron. A funeral will be held Thursday at 8 p.m. at Mount Pilgrim Baptist Church, 922 Estalote Ave., Harvey. Dismissal will be Friday at 11 a.m. at the church. Burial will be in Evening Star Baptist Church Cemetery in Harvey. Davis Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.
 

Rachel Rebecca Peterson Roy, a homemaker, died Sunday at Meadowcrest Hospital. She was 89. Mrs. Roy was a lifelong resident of Algiers. She was a member of the Stewardess Board of Shiloh Baptist Church. Survivors include a daughter, Mildred Boseman; eight grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and 24 great-great-grandchildren. A wake and funeral will be held today at 8 p.m. at Shiloh Baptist Church, 723 Magellan St., Gretna. Dismissal will be Thursday at 10 a.m. at the church. Burial will be in New Hope Cemetery in Gretna. Murray Henderson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 

Shirley Marie Falgout Sapia, a homemaker, died Sunday of undetermined causes at Raceland Manor Nursing Home. She was 72. Mrs. Sapia was born in Lafourche Parish and lived in Raceland. Survivors include two sons, Jackie and Larry Sapia; a daughter, Deborah Orgeron; a sister, Selma Bagala; seven grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. A Mass was said Tuesday at St. Mary Nativity Catholic Church in Raceland. Burial was in St. Mary Cemetery. Falgout Funeral Home in Raceland handled arrangements.
 

Henrietta W. Sherman, a retired domestic worker, died Thursday at East Jefferson General Hospital. She was 82. Mrs. Sherman was born in Hattiesburg, Miss., and lived in Metairie. She was a member of Nineveh Baptist Church and Carnation Chapter No. 146 of the Order of Eastern Star. Survivors include a stepson, Steve Sherman; a stepdaughter, Ardimese Sherman; and a sister, Edna Woodard. A funeral will be held today at 11 a.m. at Nineveh Baptist Church, 1009 S. Atlanta St., Metairie. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Burial will be in Providence Memorial Park. Leitz-Eagan Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 

John Frederick Stuebben Sr., a retired employee of Avondale Shipyards, died Tuesday at Metropolitan Hospice. He was 87. Mr. Stuebben was born in Marshall, Texas, and lived in New Orleans for the past 56 years. He was a member of Cardinal Gibbons Council No. 2918 of the Knights of Columbus. Survivors include his wife, Merlyn Rantz Stuebben; three sons, Gerald J., Michael J. and John Frederick Stuebben Jr.; four daughters, Jane S. Kent, Merlyn S. Mittelbronn, Mary Catherine Williams and Elisabeth S. Retz; a sister, Uella Warren; 21 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. A Mass will be said Thursday at 11 a.m. at St. Dominic Catholic Church, 775 Harrison Ave. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Cypress Grove Cemetery. Jacob Schoen & Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 

Lee Charles ``Carl'' Wetz, a retired signal maintenance worker for Southern Pacific Railroad, died May 11 of a stroke at Ochsner Foundation Hospital. He was 92. Mr. Wetz was born in Wetmore, Texas, and lived in Texas for many years and in Metairie for the past five years. He was a member of Parkway Presbyterian Church in Metairie. He was a 32nd-degree Mason, a member of Fraternity Lodge No. 1111, AF&AM and El Maida Shrine, a past president of the Shrine Oriental Band and a past patron of Woodbine Chapter of the Order of Eastern Star, all in El Paso, Texas. Survivors include his wife, Mary Siebenhor Wetz; a daughter, Sharon Oler; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. A memorial service was held Sunday at Parkway Presbyterian Church in Metairie. Burial was in Mission Park North Mausoleum in San Antonio. Professional Funeral Services handled arrangements.



May 29, 1998 New Orleans Times Picayune

Edward ``Jack'' Barriere, a retired construction worker, died Monday at University Rehabilitation Hospital. He was 87. Mr. Barriere was born in Gray and lived in New Orleans for the past 60 years. He was an Army Air Corps veteran of World War II and a member of Loving Four Baptist Church. Survivors include 13 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. A funeral will be held today at 8 p.m. at Loving Four Baptist Church, 2900 Thalia St. Visitation will be from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Dismissal will be Saturday at 10 a.m. at the church. Burial will be in Providence Memorial Park. P.J. McMahon & Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Robert H. ``Bobby B.'' Belisle, a former promotion and marketing manager for Warner Bros. Records, died Wednesday of cancer at his home. He was 52. Mr. Belisle was born in Pawtucket, R.I., and lived in New Orleans for 30 years before moving to Covington two years ago. Survivors include his parents, Henry E. and Claire Dupre Belisle of Cumberland, R.I.; and two brothers, Richard E. Belisle of Racine, Wis., and Michael T. Belisle of Clayton, N.C. A memorial service will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at E.J. Fielding Funeral Home, 2260 W. 21st Ave., Covington. Visitation will begin Saturday at 10 a.m.

Alexander ``Pooch Boylick'' Coleman, a porter for Wemco Inc., died Monday of undetermined causes at his home. He was 46. Mr. Coleman was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. Survivors include two sons, Derwin and Derrick Coleman; two daughters, Champranell Carter and Kristy Mark; his parents, Joseph and Delerita L. Coleman; a brother, Don J. Coleman; his grandmother, Virginia Larkins; and five grandchildren. A funeral will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Majestic Mortuary, 1833 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Burial will be in Providence Memorial Park.

Keith Anthony ``Dirty Red'' Collins, a former security guard for the New Orleans Private Patrol Service, died May 22 of cystic fibrosis at Tulane University Medical Center. He was 30. Mr. Collins was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. He graduated from Walter L. Cohen High School. He was a member of Sixth Baptist Church and Camp Pelican. Survivors include his wife, Tracy Hawkins Collins; a son, Torrence Brown; a daughter, Anjelique Hawkins; his mother, Yvonne Collins Ashley; and two sisters, Katrina Bilbo and Kimberly Collins. A funeral will be held Saturday at 9 a.m. at Sixth Baptist Church, 928 Felicity St. Visitation will begin at 8 a.m. Burial will be in Holt Cemetery. D.W. Rhodes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Dorothy Crutcher, a retired accountant for 7-Up Bottling Co., died May 22 at Guardian of Rossmoor in Walnut Creek, Calif. She was 87. Mrs. Crutcher was born in New Orleans and lived in Walnut Creek for the past 25 years. She was a member of the Walnut Creek Senior Center. Survivors include a daughter, Anne David, three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. A Mass was said Tuesday at St. John Vianney Catholic Church in Walnut Creek. The Neptune Society of Northern California handled arrangements.

Terrell J. Davis died Saturday of sudden infant death syndrome at University Hospital. He was 3 months old and lived in New Orleans. Survivors include his parents, Carlnell J. and Tonja D. Davis; two brothers, Carldell J. and Carlnell J. Davis Jr.; a sister, Carlnella C. Holmes; and his grandparents, Rita and Bobbie Marshall and Beverly and Lionel Franklin. A funeral will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Gertrude Geddes Willis Funeral Home, 1610 Lapeyrouse St. Visitation will begin Saturday at 9 a.m. Burial will be in Providence Memorial Park.

Cleophus Greene III, a sophomore at Destrehan High School, died Sunday of a gunshot wound. He was 17. Mr. Greene was born in Baton Rouge and lived in St. Rose for the past 13 years. He worked at a Winn-Dixie store. Survivors include his father, Cleophus Greene Jr.; his mother, Barbra Greene; two sisters, Chevelle Peters and Caleesha Greene; and his grandmother, Aline Perkins. A funeral will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at Richardson Funeral Home, 11112 Jefferson Highway, River Ridge. Burial will be in Belgrove Cemetery.

Geneva W. Johnson, a retired teacher, died Monday of cancer at Memorial Medical Center. She was 63. Mrs. Johnson was born in St. Francisville and lived in New Orleans for the past 50 years. She graduated from Southern University and received a master's degree from Tulane University. She taught at public schools in Orleans and Jefferson parishes and was named Teacher of the Year at Mahalia Jackson Elementary School, where she taught kindergarten. She was a Daisy and Brownie Scout troop leader. She was a member of Mount Zion United Methodist Church, where she was coordinator for higher education, a Sunday school teacher and a member of the Sanctuary Choir and the Administrative Board of United Methodist Women. She also was a member of the Louisiana Education Association and the United Teachers of New Orleans. Survivors include a daughter, Chandra Johnson-Celestin; a ward, Javier L. Vessell; her father, Rubin Watkins Sr. of Baton Rouge; two brothers, Martin and Rubin Watkins Jr.; a sister, Hilda Watkins of Baton Rouge; and a grandchild. A funeral will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at Mount Zion United Methodist Church, 2700 Louisiana Ave. Visitation will begin Saturday at 8 a.m. Burial will be in Mount Olivet Mausoleum. Davis Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Mary Alice Johnson, a housekeeper at a La Quinta Inn, died May 21 of cancer at University Hospital. She was 52. Mrs. Johnson was born in Heidelberg, Miss., and lived in New Orleans for the past 45 years. She attended George Washington Carver High School. Survivors include her father, Harvey Porter; three brothers, John, Johnny and Harvey Porter Jr.; and two sisters, Betty and Shelia Porter. A funeral will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at New Kingdom Missionary Baptist Church, 3611 St. Ferdinand St. Visitation will begin Saturday at 9 a.m. Burial will be in Providence Memorial Park. D.W. Rhodes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Gustave Anthony Kruebbe Sr., a retired auto mechanic, died May 21 of cancer at East Jefferson General Hospital. He was 74. Mr. Kruebbe was born in New Orleans and lived in Metairie for the past 20 years. He was a Marine Corps Reserve veteran. Survivors include his wife, Amy Rucker Kruebbe; three sons, Robert W., Wayne M. and Gustave A. Kruebbe Jr.; eight daughters, Bonnie Kerner, Amy Himel, Annetta Scherer, Nanette Miller, Pamela Ebersole, Susan K. Ghawaly, Cherie Feliciana and Michele Shultz; 36 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. A Mass was said Thursday at Leitz-Eagan Funeral Home. Burial was in Garden of Memories.

Alvin Joseph LaBeau, a retired U.S. Postal Service inspector, died Sunday of a heart attack at Pendleton Memorial Methodist Hospital. He was 55. Mr. LaBeau was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. Survivors include his wife, Joyce Anderson LaBeau; two sons, Thomas E. LaBeau of Sacramento, Calif., and John Michael LaBeau; two stepsons, Jerome Anderson of El Paso, Texas, and John Anderson II; two stepdaughters, Cheryl A. Whittington and Carol A. Flot; a brother, Darrel A. LaBeau; five sisters, Charmaine L. Marrero, Joan L. Mathieu, Susan L. Galbreth, Janice L. Hull and Ann L. Williams; and eight grandchildren. A Mass will be said today at 11 a.m. at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, 6300 Pines Blvd. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Burial will be in St. Roch Cemetery No. 2. Charbonnet-Labat Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Davis Murphy Jr., a laborer, died Saturday of a gunshot wound in Atlanta. He was 40. Mr. Murphy was born in New Orleans and lived in Atlanta for the past 10 years. He attended Booker T. Washington High School. He worked for Gay Construction Co. in Atlanta. He was a member of Christian Light Baptist Church. Survivors include a son, Davis Murphy III; a daughter, Dayshenell Murphy; two stepsons, Kevin and Chester Albert of Port Arthur, Texas; his mother, Pernella Williams Murphy Wilson of New Orleans; his stepfather, Henry Wilson of New Orleans; three brothers, Deville Murphy Sr. of New Orleans and Dewayne and Andre Murphy; two sisters, Mechelle Bullock and Shewanda Murphy; and his grandfather, the Rev. Gus Williams of New Orleans. A funeral will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at St. James Methodist Church of Louisiana, 1925 Ursulines Ave. Visitation will begin Saturday at 8 a.m. Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Park. Gaskin-Tilly Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Travis Nathan Sr., a security guard at the Fair Grounds, died Monday of a heart attack at his home. He was 55. Mr. Nathan was born in Mobile, Ala., and lived in New Orleans for the past 40 years. Survivors include his wife, Bobbie Nathan; two sons, Antonio and Travis Nathan Jr.; seven daughters, Shelia, Adrian, Marketia, Shannon, Tanita, Robin and Amina Nathan; his father, Ruben Lee of Chicago; his mother, Mary L. Davis of Prichard, Ala.; two brothers, Ruben Lee Jr. of Chicago and Ralph Davis of Cincinnati; three sisters, Regina and Pamela Davis of Atlanta and Sherry Smith of Chicago; and 21 grandchildren. A funeral will be held today at 11 a.m. at Craft Funeral Home in McComb, Miss. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Burial will be in New Bethel Cemetery in Tylertown, Miss.

William Nellon Sr., a retired mechanic for Westwego Metal Co., died Tuesday of heart failure at West Jefferson Medical Center. He was 78. Mr. Nellon was born in Waterproof and lived in Marrero for the past 40 years. Survivors include his wife, Jessie Jordan Nellon; eight sons, McKensy Turner and Fred Barden of New Orleans, James Turner, and Willie, Louis, Jimmy, Grayson and Troy Nellon; five daughters, Amanda Nellon of Jackson, Miss., Jessie Mae Jackson, Francis Lewis, and Vanessa and Renae Nellon; two sisters, Beatrice Cole of Waterproof and Anna Bell Prater of New Orleans; 52 grandchildren; and 32 great-grandchildren. A funeral will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at Mount Everest Baptist Church, 2837 First St. Visitation will begin Saturday at 8 a.m. Burial will be in Bright Star Cemetery in Marrero. Littlejohn's Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Kathryn Beyer Caronia Pinkard, a retired secretary for Alcoholics Anonymous, died Wednesday at her home. She was 88. Mrs. Pinkard was born in Birmingham, Ala., and lived in New Orleans for many years and in River Ridge for the past 22 years. Survivors include a son, Benedetto Marion Caronia; a stepdaughter, Sylvia ``Elaine'' Roberts of West Palm Beach, Fla.; seven grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held Saturday at noon at L.A. Muhleisen & Son Funeral Home, 2607 Williams Blvd., Kenner. Visitation will begin Saturday at 9 a.m.

Annie Restivo, a homemaker, died Thursday at North Oaks Medical Center in Hammond. She was 88. Ms. Restivo was a lifelong resident of Tickfaw. Survivors include three brothers, Dominick Restivo of Independence, Jim Migilatia of Plaquemine and Frank Restivo; and six sisters, Christine Castijohn of Ponchatoula, Mary and Frances Lamonte, Pauline and Phine Abene and Lena Mitchell. A Mass will be said Saturday at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Pompeii Catholic Church in Tickfaw. Visitation will be today from 6 to 10 p.m., with a vigil prayer service at 7 p.m., and Saturday from 8 to 9:30 a.m. at Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home, 2000 N. Morrison Blvd., Hammond. Burial will be in Colonial Cemetery.

Stanley Richard Royal Sr., a retired printer, died May 22 of shock at Veterans Affairs Medical Center. He was 67. Mr. Royal was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. He attended Booker T. Washington High School and was an Air Force veteran of the Korean War. Survivors include his wife, Gwendolyn F. Royal; two sons, Stanley R. Royal Jr. of Channelview, Texas, and Darryl Royal; a daughter, Cheryl Royal of Redlands, Calif.; a sister, Alonia R. Johnson of Waggaman; and four grandchildren. A funeral will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at First Church of God in Christ United, 2453 Josephine St. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Burial will be in Providence Memorial Park. Professional Funeral Services is in charge of arrangements.

Philomena ``Mary'' Perniciaro Savoy, a homemaker, died Wednesday of cancer at Touro Infirmary. She was 88. Mrs. Savoy was born in New Orleans and lived in Arabi for the past 54 years. Survivors include a son, Oscar Savoy; a daughter, Rosemary Savoy Hushfield; a sister, Dorothy Perniciaro Gordy; a stepsister, Josephine Culotta Del Buno; two stepbrothers, Sam and Simon Culotta; four grandchildren, two stepgrandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and a great-great-grandchild. A funeral will be held Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at St. Bernard Memorial Funeral Home, 701 W. Virtue St., Chalmette. A Mass will follow at St. Louise de Marillac Catholic Church, 6800 Patricia St., Arabi. Visitation will be today from 6 to 10 p.m. and Saturday from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in St. Bernard Memorial Gardens.

Walter ``Lalu'' Simoneaux, a retired laborer, died Sunday of kidney failure at Advance Care Hospital in Marrero. He was 86. Mr. Simoneaux was born in Vacherie and lived in Marrero for more than 50 years. Survivors include his wife, Pecola Harris Simoneaux; six sons, Walter and Kermit Simoneaux of Vacherie, David Hensley of New Orleans, George and Sidney Warren, and Harold Simoneaux; four daughters, Philomenia Simoneaux and Aldonia Joseph of Vacherie, Cleona Simoneaux of Chicago and Odessa Pinkins; two brothers, Isiah and Bernard Simoneaux; two sisters, Mary and Bertha Simoneaux; 62 grandchildren; and 53 great-grandchildren. Visitation will be Saturday from 8 to 9:30 a.m. at Davis Mortuary, 6820 West Bank Expressway, Marrero. A funeral will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Highway Baptist Church, 1185 Magnolia Heights, Vacherie. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Curtis ``Kurt'' Taylor, a junior at John McDonogh High School, drowned Monday in a motel swimming pool. He was 16. Mr. Taylor was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. He was an honor student at John McDonogh and a member of St. John No. 5 Baptist Church. Survivors include his father, Russell Taylor; his mother and stepfather, Gail and James Roberts; three brothers, Russell, James and Val Taylor; five sisters, Arnel and Dionne Carter and Mary, Darlene and Eloise Taylor; and his grandparents, Katie Roberts and Elisha Dorsey. A funeral will be held Saturday at noon at St. John No. 5 Baptist Church, 3613 Hamburg St. Visitation will begin Saturday at 8:30 a.m. Burial will be in Providence Memorial Park. Gaskin-Tilly Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Joanna Bazile Thomas, a homemaker, died Tuesday at her home. She was 82. Ms. Thomas was born in Vacherie and lived in Marrero for the past two years. She was a deaconess at St. Luke Baptist Church in Moonshine. Survivors include six daughters, Anna Lee Lewis, Sedonia Stewart, and Margarine, Patricia A., Jacqueline M. and Brenda M. Bazile; two brothers, Lawrence and Elvin Bazile Jr.; three sisters, Florida Emery, Henrietta Domino and Eliza Celestine; 21 grandchildren; and 28 great-grandchildren. A wake will be held today at 8 p.m. at St. Luke Baptist Church in Moonshine. A funeral will be held Saturday at noon at the church. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Davis Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Louvinia Washington Thompson, a homemaker, died May 21 of a stroke at Charity Hospital. She was 87. Mrs. Thompson was born in Plaquemine and lived in New Orleans for many years. She was a member of Sunlight Missionary Baptist Church and its Deaconess Board and Pastor's Aid Committee. She was a former member of Kingsley House. She is survived by several cousins. A funeral will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at Sunlight Missionary Baptist Church, 4722 Coliseum St. Visitation will begin Saturday at 8:30 a.m. Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Park. Estelle J. Wilson Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Estelle Louise Tinson, a sitter, died May 21 of cancer at her home. She was 49. Mrs. Tinson was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. Survivors include a daughter, Stephanie Tinson; a stepson, Myron Tinson; four stepdaughters, Patsy Ruth, Shelia, Phyllis and Pamela Tinson; three sisters, Rosetta Doubout, Priscilla McIntosh and Hilda Butler; 21 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. A funeral will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at D.W. Rhodes Funeral Home, 3933 Washington Ave. Visitation will begin Saturday at 9 a.m. Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Park.

Chad ``Calisia'' Valdery, a former cashier, died Saturday of undetermined causes at his home. He was 32. Mr. Valdery was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. He graduated from G.W. Carver High School. Survivors include his mother, Angie Valdery; his father, Michael Phillips; five brothers, Michael, Gregory and Todd Phillips and Michael and Theris Valdery; five sisters, Darlene Phillips, Sheila Roberts and Dionne, Bridgette and Sarnitre Valdery; and his grandmother, Louise Recasner Phillips. A Mass will be said Saturday at 10 a.m. at St. Peter Claver Catholic Church, 1923 St. Philip St. Visitation will begin Saturday at 8 a.m. Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Park. Charbonnet-Labat Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Alice Williams, a homemaker, died Sunday at Southwest Medical Center in McComb, Miss. She was 85. Mrs. Williams was born in McComb and lived in New Orleans for the past 45 years. She was a member of Buena Vista Baptist Church. Survivors include two sons, Jack and Alton Williams; four daughters, Allie Mae Lee, Emma Jean Allen, Velma Winchester and Eliza McMillion; two brothers, the Rev. Charlie Jackson and Louis Johnson; a sister, Mary L. Williams; 34 grandchildren; 48 great-grandchildren; and 21 great-great-grandchildren. A funeral will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at Brown Chapel Freewill Baptist Church in McComb. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Tyler Funeral Home in McComb is in charge of arrangements.

Charles Williams Jr., a painter for Fred's Painting Co., died May 17 of complications from AIDS at Lazarus House. He was 43. Mr. Williams was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. He attended G.W. Carver High School. He was a member of New Birth Baptist Church. Survivors include two daughters, Nicole Williams and Trenese Bates; his mother, Alberta Hughes; five brothers, Kenneth, Dennis, Kelvin and Tyrone Williams and Cornelius Hughes; a sister, Linda Williams; and three grandchildren. A funeral will be held Saturday at 9 a.m. at Gaskin-Tilly Mortuary, 1225 N. Rampart St. Visitation will begin Saturday at 8 a.m. Burial will be in Green Street Cemetery.

Edna Finnie Williams, a retired cook, died May 22 at West Jefferson Medical Center. She was 93. Mrs. Williams was a lifelong resident of New Orleans. She was a member of Old Zion Baptist Church and its Deaconess Board. Survivors include a daughter, Easter Williams Wiltz; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. A funeral will be held Saturday at 9:30 a.m. at Old Zion Baptist Church, 430 N. Johnson St. Visitation will begin Saturday at 8:30 a.m. Burial will be in Restlawn Park. Boissiere-Labat Family Funeral Services is in charge of arrangements.


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