MISCELLANEOUS OBITUARIES
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Alexandria Daily Town Talk, July 29, 1999

WINTER PARK, Fla. - Lucille Kerry Gardner, 69, of Winter Springs died
Saturday, July 24, 1999.
She was a native of Derry, La., a former resident of Alexandria, La., and
resided in Florida since 1987. She was a medical records coder for Florida
Hospital, Orlando.
Survivors include one son, Bruce Gardner of Winter Springs; two daughters,
Sheri Overman of Memphis and Dee Ann of Melbourne, Fla.; one brother, James
Kerry of Alexandria, La.; one sister, Fronzie Webb of Natchitoches, La.; and
six grandchildren.

EUNICE - Services for Della Middlebrooks Goss will be at 10 a.m. Friday in
Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church with the Revs. Nathan L. Robinson, Lee Perkins
and J. Roddy Taylor officiating. Burial will be in Pilgrim Rest Cemetery,
Richard, under direction of Ardoin's, Eunice.
Mrs. Goss, 90, of Eunice died Wednesday, July 28, 1999, in Eunice Care
Center.
She was a retired school teacher.
Survivors include two daughters, Carolyn Goss Robison of Pineville and Martha
Dee Goss Scanlan of Church Point- one brother Sims Mddlebrooks of Bunkie- one
sister, Lula Hddlebrooks Prather of Eunice; and four grandchildren.
Friends may call from 1-10 p.m. today in the funeral home.

PINEVILLE - Services for Linda Johnson Kile will be at IO a.m. Friday in the chapel of
Forest Lawn, Pineville, with the Rev. Larry Walters officiating. Burial will
be in Forest Lawn Memorial Park.
Mrs. Kile, 42, of Pineville died recently.
She was employed at Pinecrest State School for 23 years.
Survivors include one daughter, Thea Johnson of Pineville; her mother,
Christine Stuckey Johnson of Pineville; one sister, Diane Walters of Cotile-
and three brothers, Wayne Johnson and Randy Johnson, 7 both of Pineville and
Johnny Johnson of Zachary.
Friends may call from 1-9 p.m. today in the funeral home.



From The Knoxville News Sentinel 2 Aug 1999

JOHNSON, WILMA L. - age 82 of Oak Ridge, formerly of the Lake City and
Caryville area passed away Saturday, July 31, 1999 at the Methodist Medical
Center of Oak Ridge. She was a member of Highland Church of Christ in Oak
Ridge, TN. She is preceded in death by husband Hugh Johnson; parents Henry
and Annabell Craig Amos. She was born May 17, 1917 in Blair, Ohio. Survivors:
daughter, Donna and Rick Pinkerton of Caryville; son, Gary and Anita Johnson
of Clinton; brother, Arnold Amos of Caryville; sisters, Mildred and Ben
Dabney of Ohio, Alma Jean and Carl Beach of Florida; grandchildren, Lauren
and Megan Johnson, Jessee Pinkerton; and a host of friends. The family will
receive friends from 6:00-8:00 p.m., Monday, August 2, 1999 at Holley-Gamble
Funeral Home in Lake City with funeral services following at 8:00 p.m. in the
chapel with Minister Carl Hicks officiating. Interment will be held 11:00
a.m., Tuesday at Anderson Memorial Gardens in Clinton. Holley-Gamble Funeral
Home in Lake City in charge of arrangements.

PHILLIPS, ABE - age 86 of Clinton, TN, formerly of the New River Community.
Passed away Saturday, July 31, 1999. He was born November 27, 1912. His
visitation will be Tuesday August 3, 1999, from 6 until 8 p.m., with his
funeral service to follow at 8 p.m. in the Cox-Martin Funeral Home Chapel.
His interment will be August 4, 1999 at Rains Grove Cemetery in Caryville, TN
at 11 a.m. Cox-Martin Funeral Home in charge of all arrangements.



Alexandria Daily Town Talk, July 29, 1999

LECOMPTE - Services for Kelly Fabain "Demp" Mertens will be at 10 a.m.
Saturday in St. Martin Catholic Church. Burial will be in Alexandria Memorial
Gardens under direction of John Kramer & Son.
Mertens, 77, of Forest Hill died Wednesday, July 28, 1999, in Christus St
Frances Cabrini Hospital.
He was a lifelong dairy farmer and a member of St. Martin Catholic Church of
Lecompte.
Survivors include his wife, Ruth Milner Mertens of Forest Hill; two sons,
Richard K. Mertens of Baton Rouge and Ronald W. Mertens of Forest Hill; one
daughter, Karen M. Strange of Forest Hill; one brother, Ray Mertens of Boyce;
two sister, Nean Thompson of Alexandria and Jeanette Canales of Monroe; eight
grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
A wake service will begin at 6 p.m. Friday in the funeral home.
Friends may call from 5-10 p.m. Friday and from 8:30-9:30 a.m. Saturday in
the funeral home.

VIDALIA - Services for Melba M. Oliphant will be at 10 a.m. Friday in First
Baptist Church with the Rev. Gary Nunn officiating. Burial will be in
Greenlawn Memorial Cemetery, Natchez, Miss., under direction of Young's,
Ferriday.
Mrs. Oliphant, 79, of Vidalia died Wednesday, July 28, 1999, in Natchez,
Miss.
She was retired from Armstrong Tire and Rubber Company and a member of First
Baptist Church of Vidalia.
Survivors include one brother, Alton Graves of West Monroe; and two sisters,
Virginia Burson and Myrtle Stripling, both of Park City, 111.
Pallbearers will be Jim Knapp, Wayne Randall, Eddie Constantini, James Jones,
Roy Doughty and Billy Ray Smart.
Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. today in the funeral home. Memorials may be
made to First Baptist Church, Vidalia.

ALEXANDRIA - Services for Bertha Smith will be at 10 a.m. today in the chapel of Gonzaque
Purple-Shield, Alexandria, with the Rev. Wade Sykes and Freeman Young Jr.
officiating. Burial will be in Garden of Memories.
Mrs. Smith, 90, of Alexandria died Monday, July 26, 1999, in Christus St.
Frances Cabrini Hospital.
Survivors include one son, Robert Sneed of Woodworth; one half-sister, Bessie
Mae Johnson of Alexandria; and four grandchildren.

SPRINGHILL - Services for William Delaney Stevens Sr. will be at 10 a.m.
Friday in Central Baptist Church with the Revs. Ron Harvey and Kenneth
Everett officiating. Burial "I be in Springhill Cemetery under direction of
Smith Funeral Home, Hope, Ark.
Stevens, 75, of Springhill died Tuesday, July 27,1999, in Springhill Medical
Center.
He was a retired electrician with International Paper Company of Springhill,
a veteran of World War 11 and a member of Central Baptist Church. He was a
native of Lafayette County, Ark.
Survivors include his wife, Maxine Matthews Stevens of Springhill; one son,
William Delaney Stevens Jr. of Alexandria; two daughters, Kay Gipson of
Springhill and Beth Smith of Nacogdoches, Texas; two sisters, Doris Payne of
Springhill and Hattie Formby of Placquemine; seven grandchildren and two
great-grandchildren.
Friends may call until 9 a.m. Friday in Bailey Funeral Rome, Springhill.

MITTIE - Services for Hunter Jude Tompkins, infant son of Charles and Yvette
Tompkins Jr. of Oakdale, will be at 2 p.m. Friday in First United Pentecostal
Church of Mittie with Bob Lyles and Dudley Rutledge officiating. Burial will
be in Simmons Cemetery under direction of Ardoin, Oakdale.
The infant, 8 months, died Tuesday, July 27,1999, in Oakdale Community
Hospital.
Survivors in addition to his parents include two brothers, Blaise Tompkins
and his twin, Gage Tompkins, both of Oakdale; one half-brother, Randall
Parker of LeBlanc; one sister, Victoria Cameron Baggett of Oakdale; paternal
grandparents, Wayne and Verona Montou of Oberlin and Charles Tompkins of
Grand Prairie, Texas; paternal great-grandmother, Lurline Fontenot of
Oberlin; maternal grandfather, Brady Baggett of Mittie; and maternal
great-grandparents, Clarsie Cole and Victor Cole of Mittie and Myrtle Baggett
of Oberlin.
Friends may call from 4p.m. today until time of services Friday in the
church.

Services for Louis Howard Tumminello "I be at 3 p.m. today in St. Frances
Cabrini Catholic Church, Alexandria. Burial will be in Greenwood Memorial
Park, Pineville, under direction of John Kramer & Son.
Tumminello, 94, of Alexandria died Wednesday, July 28, 1999, in Christus St.
Frances Cabrini Hospital.
He worked for a number of years at Central Wholesale Grocery in Colfax. In
1944, he opened a Specialty Business and Coffee Roasting plant in Colfax. He
moved the plant to Alexandria in 1946 and worked there until his retirement
in 1978,
Survivors include two daughters, Mary Jo Moorhead and Loujean Wasson, both of
Alexandria; one brother, Robert C. Tumminetio of Alexandria; six
grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
A rosary "I begin at 2:40 p.m. today in the church.
Friends may call from 2 p.m. until time of services today in the church.

COLFAX - Services for Epsie Nelson West "I be at 7 p.m. today in Big Mt. Zion
Baptist Church with the Rev. Roosevelt Lair officiating. Burial with
dismissal at 10 a.m. Friday will be in Ravencamp Cemetery under direction of
Shepard, Boyce.
Mrs. West, 70, of Colfax died Sunday, July 25,1999, in Christus St. Frances
Cabrini Hospital, Alexandria.
Survivors include four sons, Lutcher Nelson of Westurga, Willie Nelson of
LaPlace, Albert Nelson of Folsom and Jerry Mitchell of Mandeville; four
daughters, Shirley Mitchell and Carolyn Mitchell, both of Colfax, Bobbie
Jones of New Orleans and Gloria Robinson of Richardson, Texas; two brothers,
Willie Nash of Alexandria and ]Daton Nash of Dallas, Texas; seven sisters,
Anna Duncan of Colfax, Lovey Brown of Washington, D.C., Verdia Pierson of
Houston, Texas, Dorothy Mes, Jeneva Felton and Judy Chew, all of Alexandria,
and Cecilia Martin of Natchez, Miss.; 26 grandchildren and 24
great-grandchildren.
Friends may call from 5 p.m. today in the church.

SIMMESPORT - Services for Dorothy Mae Williams will be at II a.m. Saturday in
Pilgrim Baptist Church with the Rev. C.A. Harris officiating. Burial will be
in Pilgrim Rest Cemetery under direction of Eseude, Simmesport.
Mrs. Williams, 69, of Simmesport died Monday, July 26,1999, in Christus St.
Frances Cabrini Hospital.
She was a native of Cottonport.
Survivors include five daughters, Shirley Franklin, Eura Funches, Delores
Williams and Rose Mary Williams, all of Simmesport, and Emma Lou Pate of Los
Angeles, Calif.; 24 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.
Friends may call from 5-10 p.m. Friday and from 8 a.m. until time of services
Saturday in the church.

COTTONPORT - Services for Wayne Dale Williams "I be at 10 a.m. Saturday in
St. Mary's Catholic Church with the Rev. Matt Woollett officiating. Burial
will be in St Anthony Cemetery under direction of Eseude, Mansura.
Williams, 42, of Marksdale died Monday, July 26, 1999, in his residence.
He was a native of Cottonport.
Survivors include two sons, Javas Tyler and Kethevain Tyler, both of Mansura;
six daughters, Emily Bradford and Evlyn Bradford, both of Dallas, Texas,
Meledy Francisco, Asia Tyler, Sanquita Tyler and Shamira Tyler, all of
Mansura; seven brothers, Aristine Danny Williams of Lafayette, Eli Williams
and Jefferson Williams, both of Cottonport, Larry Williams, Randy Williams
and Steve Williams, all of Mansura, and Wedson Williams of Simmesport; and
four sisters, Loretta Alexander, Willie Lee Ravare and Thelma Lee Jones, all
of Marksville and Erma Lee James of Beaumont, Texas.
Friends may call from 5-10 p.m. Friday and from 8-9:30 a.m. Saturday in the
funeral home.

Services for Corinne Zabasky will be at II a.m. today in the chapel of Forest
Lawn, Pineville, with the Revs. Robert Daniel and Don Gauthier officiating.
Burial will be Forest Lawn Memorial Park.
Mrs. Zabasky, 88, of Alexandria died Monday, July 26, 1999, in Dubuis
Hospital, Alexandria.
She was a member of Twin Bridges Road Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband, John A. Zabasky of Alexandria; two sons,
Gordon & Zabasky of Prospect and John T. Zabasky of Silver Springs, Md.; two
daughters, Geraldine Z. Carley of Baton Rouge and Ferof Z. Kelly of
Alexandria; one sister, Clara Corley Gray of Pineville; 12 grandchildren and
16 great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Twin Bridges Road Baptist Church, Alexandria.

KINDER - Services for Martha Louise "Marty" Bell will be at IO a.m. Tuesday
in St. Philip Neri Catholic Church with the Rev. Carlos Garcra officiating.
Burial will be in Carter Memorial Cemetery under direction of Ardoin.
Ms. Bell, 44, of Kinder died Sunday, July 25, 1999, in Allen Parish Hospital.
She was a native of Kinder and worked as an infant and toddler
interventionist for Evangeline Parish School Board. She was a 1972 graduate
of Kinder I-Egh School and a 1976 graduate of McNeese Station University. She
served for 23 years in education and development services to children and
parents of Evangeline Parish. She was a member of Magnolia Garden Club,
Louisiana Teacher's Association, Ville Platte Teacher's Association and
Louisiana Reading Association. She was also involved in the preparation for
the Cleanest City Contest in Ville Platte. In 1994, she was nominated as
"Unsung Hero and "Woman of the Year".
Survivors include her father and mother, Lovelin A. Bell and Lula Bell of
Kinder- and one brother, Marcus Scott Bell of Edinburgh, Scotland.
A vigil service will begin at 7 p.m. today in the funeral home.
Friends may call from 2-9 p.m. today and from 8 a.m. until time of services
Tuesday in the funeral home.

VIILLE PLATTE - Services for Thomas T. Harvey will be at I p.m. today in the
chapel of LaVille. Burial will be in Ferguson Cemetery.
Harvey, 57, of Bayou Chicot died Saturday, July 24, 1999, in Ville Platte
Medical Center.
He was a native of Houston, Texas.
Survivors include his wife, Barbara Chauvin of Bayou Chicot; one son, Aaron
Harvey of Camp Lejeune; three daughters, Leslie Marie Doering and Amanda
Grace Harvey, both of Stoughton, Wis., and Julia Mae Haag of Madison, Wis.
one brother, Roland Clement Harvey of Port Lavaca, Texas; one sister, Emmy
Louise Harvey Rausheck of Katy, Texas; and seven grandchildren.
Friends may call from 8 a.m. until time of services today in the funeral
home.

Services for Russell Carl Hinrichs will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the chapel
of John Kramer & Son. Burial will be in Alexandra Memorial Gardens.
Hinrichs, 61, of Alexandria died Sunday, July 25, 1999, in Christus St.
Frances Cabrini Hospital.
He was retired as a Senior Master Sgt. with 3 0 years of service in the U.S.
Air Force. He was currently the maintenance superintendent for Doctors
Formosa and Genoff. He was also currently serving as Junior Warden of Able
Hinson Lodge No. 472 and was a 32nd degree Mason. He was a Mason for 25 years
and a Shriner.
Survivors include two sons, Russell W. Hinrichs of Wichita Falls, Texas, and
Gregory S. Hinrichs of Seattle, Wash.; one daughter, Elizabeth A. Gardner of
Boyce- three sisters, Delores Farlow of Sophia, N.C., Joyce Newman of
Milwaukee, Wis., and Carla Witker of Pemberville, Ohio; and four
grandchildren.
Friends may call from 5-9 p.m. Tuesday and from 8:30 a.m. until time of
services Wednesday in the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Masonic Leaming Center of Louisiana or Shriner's
Hospital for Children, Shreveport, La.

Alexandria Daily Town Talk, July 26, 1999

ROBELINE - Services for Lydia Lois Bryant Jones will be at I p.m. today in
Central Baptist Church with Peggy Maricelli and the Revs. J.D. Shaw and Eddie
Edwards officiating. Burial will be in Central Cemetery under direction of
Blanchard-St. Denis, Natchitoches.
Mrs. Jones, 67, of Robeline died Saturday, July 24, 1999, in Dubois Hospital,
Shreveport.
She was a native of Robeline and a former housekeeping manager at El Camino
Motel. She was a former private sitter and a member of Provencal Free
Methodist Church.
Survivors include her husband, A.J. Jones of Robeline- one son, Dyron Jones
of Robeline; one daughter, Darla Susan Jones of Robeline; two sisters, Eula
Hall of Many and Iva Geter of Robeline.
Pallbearers will be Juddy Hamous, David Hamous, Bobby Stoker, Jerry Lambert,
David Edkins and David Crenwelge.
Friends may call after noon today in the church.

ZWOLLE - Services for Billy Wayne Leone Sr. will be at IO a.m. Tuesday in
First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Ted Freeland officiating. Burial
will be in Zwolle Cemetery under direction of Warren Meadows.
Leone, 70, of Zwolle died Saturday, July 24, 1999, in Zwolle.
Survivors include two sons, Billy Wayne Leone Jr. of Lutz, Fla., and Michael
Gene Leone of Bossier City; two daughters, Sandy Leone Tyson of Bossier City
and Toni Leone of Zwolle; two brothers, Harold Lamar Leone Sr. of Conroe,
Texas, and Douglas Clinton Leone of Laurel, Miss.; nine grandchildren and one
great- grandchild.
Friends may call from 3-10 p.m. today in the funeral home.

WINNFIELD - Services for Thelma Tolbert "I be at 2 p.m. today in the chapel
of Southern with the Revs. Kenneth Tarver and James Simons officiating.
Burial will be in Friendship Cemetery, Sikes.
Mrs. Tolbert, 87, of Sikes died Saturday, July 24,1999, in Winn Parish
Medical Center.
She was a member of Friendship Baptist Church and a homemaker.
Survivors include one son, Jerry Tolbert of Sikes; two granddaughters and
four great-granddaughters.
Pallbearers will be Mike Green, Jimmy Green, Billy Bustin, Carl David Bustin,
A.J. Tolbert, Gary Tolbert, Lyndon Hammons and Donald Hammons.
Friends may call from 8 a.m. until time of services today in the funeral
home.

Alexandria Daily Town Talk, July 29, 1999

FIFTH WARD - Services for Shannon Sasser will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the
chapel of Kramer of Fifth Ward. Burial will be in Lamartinere Cemetery.
Mrs. Sasser, 30, of Hessmer died Saturday, July 24,1999, in Avoyelles
Hospital, Marksville.
She was a member of New Life Baptist Church.
Survivors include two daughters, Brittany Sasser and Kara Sasser, both of
Center Point; her mother, Edna Dauzat of Hessmer; her stepfather, Steven
Dauzat of Hessmer; her father, Gerald Juneau of Echo; her stepmother, Bertha
Juneau of Echo; three stepsisters, Christal Miles, Rhonda Juneau and Erica
Juneau, all of Poland; one stepbrother, Ricky Paul Dauzat of Fifth Ward; and
maternal grandmother, Marggie Dupuy of Fifth Ward.
Friends may call from 4-10 p.m. today and from 8:30 a.m. until time of
service Tuesday in the funeral home.

Alexandria Daily Town Talk, July 25, 1999

MARKSVIILLE - Services for Joanne M. Brouillette will be at I 1: 3 0 a. m.
Monday in St. Joseph Catholic Church. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery
No. 2 under direction of Hixson Bros.
Mrs. Brouillette, 53, of Marksvifle died Friday, July 23, 1999, in Christus
St. Frances Cabrini Hospital.
She was a native of Houma and a registered nurse at Cabrini Home Health. She
was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and American Cancer Society.
Survivors include her husband, Allen Brouillette of Marksville; two
daughters, Allison Carmouche and Jennifer Brouillette, both of Marksville;
her mother, Marie Martinez of Houma; one brother, Chris Martinez of Houma;
one sister, Joyce Hebert of Lulling; and one grandchild.
A wake service will begin at 6:30 p.m. today in the funeral home.
Friends may call from 4-10 p.m. today and from 8 a.m. until time of services
Monday in the funeral home.

CREWS - Services for Irene Edna Greer will be at I I a.m. Monday in New Salem
Baptist Church with the Revs. Robert Stround and Jeff Stround officiating.
Burial will be in Mount Zion Cemetery under direction of Southern, Winnfield.
Mrs. Greer, 70, of Alexandria died Saturday, July 24, 1999, in Rapides
General Hospital, Alexandria.
She was a member of New Salem Baptist Church and a retired psychiatric aide
for Central Hospital.
Survivors include one daughter, Delores Gayle Peterson of Henderson, Nev.
two sisters, Ardis Stround and Audrey Marie Carroll, both of Montgomeiy;
three brothers, Steve Garner of Houston, Texas, Wade Garner of Montgomery and
Hue Garner of LaGrange, Texas; and one grandchild.
Friends may call from 2- 1 0 p. m. today in the funeral home and from 9 a. m.
until time of services Monday in the church.

LAFAYETTE - Services for Charlotte Cappel-Gutieffez will be at I I a.m.
Monday in Fountain Memorial Gardens. Arrangements are under direction of
Deu-Iomme.
Mrs. Cappel-Gutierrez, 5 1, of Lafayette died Friday, July 23, 1999, in her
residence.
She was a former resident of Alexandria and a graduate of LSU with a
Bachelors degree in psychology. She was a member of Kappa Kappa Garnma
Sorority.
Survivors include four sons, Brooks Staples, Chandler Staples, Tripp Staples
and Edward Gutierrez, all of Lafayette; her mother, Mary Cappel of
Alexandria - one sister, Mary Mantiply of Pinevflle- and one granddaughter.

CLOUTIPERVILLE - Services for Mary Jean Howard will be at 10 a.m. Monday in
St. John the Baptist Catholic Church with the Rev. Victor Vead officiating.
Burial will be in Cloutierville Catholic Cemetery under direction of
Blanchard-St. Denis, Natchitoches.
Mrs. Howard, 55, of Cloutierville died Thursday, July 22, 1999, in Huey P.
Long Medical Center, Pineville.
She was a seamstress at Jordache Inc. in Colfax and a member of St. John the
Baptist Catholic Church.
Survivors include her husband, Roy Howard of Cloutierville; two daughters,
Gwendolyn Merritt of Cloutierville and Melissa Howard of Dallas, Texas; her
mother, Camelia Rachal Monette of Cloutierville; one brother, Robert Monette
of Chicago, Ill.; and three grandchildren.
A rosary service will begin at 7 p.m. today in the funeral home.
Friends may call from 5-9 p.m. today and from 8-9 a.m. Monday in the funeral
home.

KINDER - Services for Harry "Skip" Patterson will be at 10 a.m. Monday in St.
Philip Neri Catholic Church with the Rev. Carlos Garcra officiating. Burial
will be in Kinder Cemetery under direction of Ardoin.
Patterson, 39, of Kinder died recently in Lafayette.
Survivors include his parents, Claudia Marcantel of Crowley and Butch and Dee
Dee Patterson of Fenton; three brothers, Troy Patterson of Fenton, Charlie
Patterson of Lake Charles and Mitch Marcantel of Houston, Texas.
A rosary service will begin at 6 p.m. today in the funeral home.
Friends may call from 3-9 p.m. today and from 8 a.m. until time of services
Monday in the funeral home.

Services for Alfred Dan Piper Sr. will be at 7 p.m. Monday in the chapel of
Progressive with the Rev. Robert Price Jr. officiating. Burial with dismissal
services at 10 a.m. Tuesday will be in Jameshill Cemetery, Boyce.
Piper, 63, of Alexandria died Wednesday, July 21, 1999, in Christus St.
Frances Cabrini Hospital.
He was a native of Alexandria.
Survivors include nine sons, Alfred Dan Piper Jr., Dennis Starks, Tommy
Piper, Larry Piper, Gerald Piper and Terry Louis Piper, all of Alexandria,
Crawford Dan Piper of Bayou Rapides, Johnny Ray Piper of Lena and Jimmie
Piper of Las Vegas, Nev.; four daughters, Theresa Jenkins and Debbie Dixon,
both of Alexandria, Veronica King of Las Vegas, Nev., and Sandra M. Mason of
Hawaii; three brothers, the Rev. Eddie Piper of Los Angeles, Calif., Floyd
Piper of Bakerfield, Calif., and Lloyd Piper of Egland Air Force Base, Neb.;
three sisters, Rebecca Wysingle and Linda D. Reynolds, both of Alexandria,
and Fannie Jefferson of Lena; 34 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren.
Friends may call after 5 p.m. Monday in the funeral home.

OAKDALE - Services for Pauline Whatley will be at 10 a.m. Monday in Sacred
Heart Catholic Church with the Rev. Fred Russi officiating. Burial will be in
Cryer Cemetery under direction of Ardoin.
Mrs. Whatley, 90, of Oakdale died Friday, July 23,1999, in Allen Oaks Nursing
Rome.
She was a native of Oberlin and a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church.
Survivors include one son, Charles Whatley of Oakdale.
Friends may call from 3-10 p.m. today in the funeral home.

Alexandria Daily Town Talk, July 30, 1999

Services for Blanche Eloise Collins will be at I I a.m. today in St. James
Episcopal Church, Alexandria, with the Revs. Paul D. Tunkle and Thomas A.
Dunbar officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Memorial Park under direction
of Hixson Bros.
Ms. Collins, 82, of Alexandria died Thursday, July 29, 1999, in Versailles
Retirement Center.
She retired in 1986 as the quality assurance supervisor in the Accounting and
Finance Office at England Air Force Base in Alexandria after 41 years of
service. Upon her retirement she was given a special recognition ceremony by
the Wing Commander. She was one of the original 10 charter members and
founder of the Louisiana chapter of Epsilon Sigma Alpha and had been a member
since May of 1948. She was past state president and past president of the
southeastern region. She also chaired many conunittees on the local, state,
regional, and national levels and was recognized for her outstanding service.
She was an active, longtime member of the Alexandria Pilot Club and also a
member of St. James Episcopal Church for 58 years.
Survivors include one sister, Zelda Adams of Amite.
Friends may call from 10 a.m. until time of services today in the church.
Memorials may be made to Epsilon Sigma Alpha for St. Jude Children's Research
Hospital, 504 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tenn., 38105-1905, or to St. James
Episcopal Church, 1620 Murray Street, Alexandria, La., 71301.

JONESVIILLE - Services for Mamie Davis will be at 2 p.m. today in Patton
Baptist Church with the Rev. Randy Coleman officiating. Burial will be in
Jena Cemetery, Jena, under direction of Young's.
Mrs. Davis, 86, of Jonesville died Wednesday, July 28, 1999, in Natchez,
Miss.
She was a member of Patton Baptist Church.
Survivors include one son, Marion Davis of Jonesville; one daughter, Tommy
Oglethorpe of Jonesville; one sister, Ordia Reardon of Jonesville- seven
grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Stephen Davis, Michael Davis, Kirk Thompson, Frankic
Chapman, Lionel Montpelier and Dewayne Knapp.
Friends may call until time of services today in the church.

VILLE PLATTE - Services for Jeanne Suire Dupre will be at IO a.m. today in
Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church. Burial will be in Evangeline
Memorial Cemetery under direction of LaVille.
Mrs. Dupre, 73, of Ville Platte died Wednesday, July 28, 1999, in her
residence.
Survivors include one son, Danny Dupre of Point Blue; three daughters, Diane
Vidrine and Gayle Dupre, both of Violet, and Kaye Guillory of Ville Platte;
two brothers, Wilton Suire and Preston Suire, both of Abbeville- four
sisters, Lilias Cenac, Lillian Turner, Zoie Stoutes and Hilda Marceaux, il
all of Abbeville; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Friends may call from 8 a.m. until time of services today in the funeral
home.

BUNKIE - Services for Florence Johnson will be at I p.m. Saturday in
Christian Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Roger Green Sr.
officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery under direction of Bunkie
Mortuary.
Mrs. Johnson, 89, of Bunkie died Thursday, July 22, 1999, in Bunkie General
Hospital.
She was a member of Christian Missionary Baptist Church.
Survivors include three sons, James Johnson Jr. and Leroy Johnson, both of
New Orleans, and Adam Johnson of Kansas City, Mo.; one daughter, Audrey J.
Hamilton of Bunkie; one sister, Annie Bell Corner of Port Arthur, Texas; nine
grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
A wake service will be from 7- 1 0 p.m. today in the chapel.

OAKDALE - Services for James Calvin Mann Jr. will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in
the chapel of Ardoin with the Revs. W.W. Smith and George Smith officiating.
Burial with military services will be in Clearwater Cemetery.
Mann, 78, of Boise, Idaho, died Sunday, July 25, 1999, in Boise, Idaho.
He was a U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Army veteran of World War 11, serving in
Europe during the war. He worked for Carter and Burgess Engineering and
oversaw the construction of the Dallas-Fort Worth Airport in addition to
several other major construction projects. He was a life member of the
National Rifle Association, the U.S. Coast Guard Power Squadron and VFW.
Survivors include two sons, James C. Mann III of Lehigh Acres, Fla., and
Robert Mann of Boise, Idaho; one brother, Jack Mann of San Angelo, Texas; one
sister, Mary Barnes of Deming, N.M.; three grandchildren and three
great-grandchildren.
Friends may call from 10 a.m. until time of services today in the funeral
home.
Memorials may be made to Idaho Federation for the Blind, 1301 S. Capitol
Blvd., Suite C, Boise, Idaho, 83702.

Services for Roberta "Mama Bert" Monette will be at 10 a.m.
Saturday in St. Augustine Catholic Church with the Rev. Victor Veade
officiating. Burial will be in St. Augustine Catholic Church with the Rev.
Victor Veade officiating. Entombment was in St. Augustine Mausoleum under
direction of Blanchard-St. Denis, Natchitoches.
Mrs. Monette, 80, of Melrose died Wednesday, July 28, 1999, in Grace Home,
Shreveport.
She was a member of St. Augustine Catholic Church, Christian Mothers,
Quilting Club, St. Augustine Prayer Group and Bible Study Group. She was a
homemaker.
Survivors include her husband, Neal Monette Sr. of Melrose; five sons, Joseph
Severin of Chicago, Ill., Alvin Severin of Seoul, Korea, Willie "Brother"
Monette of Albuquerque, N.M., Neal Monette Jr. of Cane River and Gerald
"Dick" Monette of Greenwood; three daughters, Patricia Lacour and Geraldine
Christophe, both of Greenwood, and Gussie Sers of New York, N.Y.; 24
grandchildren and 27 great- grandchildren.
Pallbearers "I be Joseph Severin, Willie T. Monette, Chuckie Moran, Emory
Jones, Robert Boyd and Ernest LeMelle. A rosary service will begin at 7:30
p.m. today in the funeral home.
Friends may call from 6-9 p.m. today and from 8-9 a.m. Saturday in the
funeral home.

WEST MONROE - Services for Mary E. Osbon Rawls will be at 8 a.m. Saturday in
the chapel of Kilpatrick Funeral Home with Hill Hearne officiating. Burial "I
be in Luna Assembly Cemetery.
Mrs. Rawls, 87, of West Monroe died Thursday, July 29,1999 in West Monroe.
She was a member of Yeager Protestant Methodist Church.
Survivors include two daughters, Molly Evans of West Monroe and Kathy J.
Hicks of Leesville; three sons, Robert E. Rawls of Tennessee, Earl W. Rawls
of Texas and Wayde Rawls of Georgia; 17 grandchildren and 12
great-grandchildren.
Friends may call from 5-9 p.m. today in the funeral home.

BUNKIE - Services for Ezekiel Tyler will be at I p.m. Saturday in First Union
Baptist Church with the Rev. Raymond Ennette officiating. Burial will be in
the church cemetery under direction of Eseude, Mansura.
Tyler, 63, of Chicago, Ill., died Friday, July 23, 1999, in North Shore
Terrace Nursing Home, Waukegan, Ill.
He was a native of Bunkie.
Survivors include his mother, Beatrice Tyler of Mansura; one brother, Joseph
Tyler of Mansura; and three sisters, Lela Sutton of Houston, Texas, and
Barbara Tyler and Virginia Tyler, both of Mansura.
Friends may call from 5-10 p.m. today in the funeral home.

TIOGA - Services for Gary "Tooty" D. Velotta will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in
Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church with the Rev. Gerard Foley
officiating. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Pineville, under
direction of Rush, Pineville.
Velotta, 45, of Ball died Wednesday, July 28,1999, in his residence.
He was a native of Alexandria. He received an honorable discharge from the
U.S. Army in 1978 and was awarded the National Defense Service Medal for
Marksman M16. He was a member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, a
member of the National Fishing Association and an employee of Rapides
Regional Medical Center.
Survivors include his wife, Joy Rigby Gallion Velotta of Ball; two sons,
Jeremy Neil Velotta and Joshua Paul Velotta, both of Ball; two daughters,
Meghan Nicole Velotta and Brandy Nicole Gallion, both of Ball; one brother,
Ted S. Velotta of Brownsville, Tenn.; and two sisters, Constance "Connie"
Velotta Steen of Pineville and Vicki Alichia Velotta of Alexandria.
A wake service will begin at 7 p.m. today in the funeral home.
Friends may call from 2 p.m. today until time of services Saturday in the
funeral home.


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