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  • Obituaries from THE HAMMOND DAILY STAR, September 2001; Hammond, Tangipahoa Parish, LA. Submitted to the USGenWeb Archives by Don Johnson, Sep, 2001 ************************************************ Copyright. All rights reserved. http://usgwarchives.net/copyright.htm http://usgwarchives.net/la/lafiles.htm ************************************************ September 02, 2001 * Lester Rufus Atkinson, 86, Amite * Ruby Jean Whitehead Lambert, 66, Madisonville. * Billie Lee Westmoreland, 62, Amite. LESTER RUFUS ATKINSON AMITE - Lester Rufus Atkinson, 86, died Friday, Aug. 31, 2001, at Amite Nursing Home in Amite. A native of Philadelphia, Miss., and resident of Amite, he was a carpenter and the father of Jim Atkinson of Houma, David Atkinson of Roseland and Carolyn Mallette of Poplarville, Miss. Survivors also include seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Visitation will be from noon until the funeral at 2 p.m. today at McKneely Funeral Home in Amite. The Rev. David Cutrer will conduct the service. RUBY JEAN WHITEHEAD LAMBERT MADISONVILLE - Ruby Jean "Jeanie" Whitehead Lambert, 66, died Thursday, Aug. 30, 2001. She was a native of Denham Springs and resident of Madisonville. Survivors include her husband, Michael H. Lambert of Madisonville; daughter, Darlene Lambert of Hammond; mother, Callie B. Whitehead of Denham Springs; brother W.J. Whitehead of Denham Springs; and two grandchildren. Visitation is from 6 until 9 p.m. today at E.J. Fielding Funeral Home Inc., 2260 W. 21st Ave., Covington and from 9 a.m. until the funeral mass at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Anselm Catholic Church, 306 St. Mary St., Madisonville. Private burial will be Tuesday at Greenoaks Memorial Park in Baton Rouge. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Muscular Dystrophy Association, 8126 One Calais Drive, Suite D., Baton Rouge, 70809. BILLIE LEE WESTMORELAND AMITE - Billie Lee Westmoreland, 62, a native of New Orleans and resident of Amite, died Saturday, Sept. 1, 2001 at North Oaks Medical Center in Hammond. She was a clerk. Survivors include her husband, R.D. Westmoreland; a son, Johnny Lee Westmoreland; a sister, Jerry Cutrer; and two brothers, Clifton and Cleve Buniff. All are from Amite. Visitation will be from 6 until 9 tonight and from 8 until the funeral at 10 a.m. Monday at McKneely Funeral Home in Amite. The Rev. Bob Simpson will conduct the service, and burial will be in Amite Memorial Gardens in Amite. September 03, 2001 * Audie Lee Ward Callihan, 99, Covington * Elaine Cleveland, Norwood * Jeffrey "Rabbit" Russell, 40, Holden AUDIE LEE WARD CALLIHAN COVINGTON - Audie Lee Ward Callihan of Covington, wife of the late William Bentley Callihan, died Saturday, Sept. 1, 2001. She was 99. A native of Sandersville, Miss., she had lived in Covington for the past 79 years. Survivors include her children, Mary Louise West of Hammond, Betty Ruth Esquinance of Mandeville, Clarence L. Callihan of Lake Charles, and Douglas E. Callihan of Richardson, Texas. She was a sister of the late Clarence and Cecile Ward, Eva Alexaander and Lola Johnson. She had 10 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Tuesday at E.J. Fielding Funeral Home, 2260 W. 21st Ave., Covington. The funeral will be at noon in the funeral home chapel, followed by burial in Covington No. 1 Cemetery. The family prefers donations to First United Methodist Church of Covington, 203 Jefferson Ave,. Covington, 70433, in lieu of flowers. ELAINE CLEVELAND NORWOOD - Elaine Cleveland, a native of Albany, died Saturday, Sept. 1, 2001, at 4:115 a.m. at her home in Norwood. Survivors include her husband Len D. Cleveland of Norwood; two children, Sharon Graham of Hawthorne, Calif., and Larry Cleveland of Norwood; three sisters, Jeanette Addison of Holden, Diane Addison of Albany and Naomi Sullivan of Walker; a brother, Jerry Addison of Holden; and five grandchildren. A brother, Earl Addison, and a grandson preceded her in death. The Rev. Carl Sullivan conducted at graveside service Monday at 10 a.m. in the Union Baptist Church Cemetery approximately seven miles east of Brookhaven, Miss. Arrangements were with Charlet Funeral Home, Clinton. JEFFREY RUSSELL HOLDEN - Jeffrey "Rabbit" Russell, 40, a native of Baker and resident of Holden, died Sunday, Sept. 2, 2001. Survivors include his wife, Lisa Porter Russell of Holden; a daughter, Courtney Herring Rodriguez of Holden; his father, A.C. Russell of Watson; a brother, Roy Clinton Russell of Bearden, Ark.; a sister, Frances Lynn McCain of Clinton; and two grandsons. His mother was the late Mary Allen Rish Russell. Visitation will be at St. James Chapel Church in Holden tonight from 6 until 10 and Tuesday from 8 until the funeral at 10 a.m. The Rev. Michael J. McCain will conduct the service. Burial will be in the church cemetery. September 04, 2001 * Ruby Lee Hill Purvis, 61, Albany * Jerry Rheams, 45, Baton Rouge RUBY LEE HILL PURVIS ALBANY - Ruby Lee Hill Purvis, 61, died Monday, Sept. 3, 2001, at her home. She is survived by her husband, Arnold Purvis of Albany; one daughter, Tammy Harris of Albany; three sisters, Grace Bonvillain of Houma and Hazel Sanders and Audrey Brady, both of Albany; three brothers, Newton, Herbert and Marvin "Eddie" Hill, all of Albany; and one grandchild. She was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Bridget Gail Purvis; her parents, Scott and Ella Hill; four brothers, Wilton, J.W., Ervin and Raymond Hill; and one sister, Maxine Morrison. Visitation will be Wednesday from 6 to 9 p.m. at Geisler Funeral, Albany. The Rev. Carl Sullivan, the Rev. Dan Munson and the Rev. Ed Jelks will conduct the funeral Thursday at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Bethlehem Cemetery, Albany. JERRY RHEAMS BATON ROUGE - Jerry Rheams, 45, died Saturday, Aug. 25, 2001, at Earl K. Long Medical Center, Baton Rouge. He was a native of Ponchatoula and employed with Gerry Lane Buick of Baton Rouge. He is survived by three daughters, Anntionette and Brandy Lewis, both of Osyka, Miss., and Latasha Lewis of Ponchatoula; five sisters, Ruby and Helen Rheams, both of Hammond, Albertha and Geraldine Rheams, both of Marietta, Ga., Elorise June Jones of Benton Harbor, Mich.; two brothers, Wiley Rheams Jr. of Benton Harbor and Ellis Jewell Rheams of Albany; and three grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters and one brother. The wake will be Wednesday at Pentecostal One Way Holiness Church located at 46482 Chapman Road, Ponchatoula, from 9 a.m. until Larry Rheams conducts the funeral at 11. Burial will be in Ponchatoula Cemetery. Daigre Southern Funeral Home, Baton Rouge, is in charge. September 05, 2001 * Richard Emile Benton, 54, Jacksonville, Fla. * Johnny B. Brumfield, 78, Independence * Donnell Mack, 19, Natalbany * Douglas Sherman McAlister, 62, Holden * Luke Nicolosi Jr., 61, Cumming, Ga. * Eulalie Guillaum Tallo, 80, Hammond * Alexander Forrest Thibodeaux III, 69, Many * Christopher James Trammell, 30, New Orleans * Oernia Williams, 54, Springfield RICHARD EMILE BENTON JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Richard Emile Benton, 54, died Saturday, Sept. 1, 2001, in Jacksonville, Fla. He was a native of New Orleans, worked as a carpenter and was a U.S. Navy veteran of Vietnam. He is survived by his wife, Kathy Benton of Ocala, Fla.; two sons, Richard Emile Benton Jr. and James Lee Benton, both of Jacksonville, Fla.; one stepdaughter, Misty Proulx of Highland Ranch, Colo.; his mother, Gussie Bigner Bennett of Ponchatoula; three sisters, Helen Fay Underwood of Baton Rouge, Edna May of Tickfaw and Judy Nicholas of Ponchatoula; and nine grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father, Emile Benton; his grandparents, John and Florence Touchstone Bigner, and San and Rottie Hughes Benton. Visitation will be Thursday at Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home, Ponchatoula, from 11 a.m. until the Rev. Mitch Williams conducts the funeral at noon. Burial will be in Ponchatoula Cemetery. JOHNNY B. BRUMFIELD INDEPENDENCE - Johnny B. Brumfield, 78, died Sunday, Sept. 2, 2001. He was a native of McComb, Miss. He is survived by his wife, Bonnie Brumfield of Independence; three daughters, Julia Ceazer of Independence, Lekisha Barnwell of Miami and Theresa James of Hammond; four sons, Timmy Smith of Brookhaven, Miss., Christopher Ceazer of New Orleans, Jimie James of Ponchatoula, and Johnny B. Brumfield Jr. of Hammond; one sister, Temelia Lewis of McComb, Miss.; one brother, Joe Hart of Independence; and nine grandchildren. The Rev. Timothy Richardson will conduct the funeral Thursday at 11 a.m. at Richardson Funeral Home, Hammond, and burial will be in Flemming Cemetery, Independence. DONNELL MACK NATALBANY - Donnell "Skeeta" Mack, 19, died Saturday, Sept. 1, 2001, at North Oaks Medical Center as a result of a gunshot wound. He was a native of Hammond and was employed with Elmer's Candy Co. He is survived by his mother, Patsy Greely; his father, Alfred Greely Sr.; one daughter, Donneisha Mack; seven sisters, Emerald U. Greely, Ulisa A. Carey and Teyonda R. Ashton, all of Hammond, and Shaundretta M. Lindsey, Cecilia M. Buckley and Chekeria D. Greely, all of Kenner; two brothers, Alfred Greely Jr. of Hammond and Galen Seals of Kenner. He was preceded in death by his grandmothers, Deloris G. Ricks and Virgie M. Mack; and his grandfather, Henry Mack. Visitation will be Saturday from 9 a.m. until noon at Zion Apostolic Church, 13000 Palmetto St., Hammond. The Rev. Joseph Williams Sr. will conduct the funeral at 1 p.m., and burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Hammond. Angelic Funeral Home, Roseland, is in charge. DOUGLAS SHERMAN MCALISTER HOLDEN - Douglas Sherman McAlister, 62, died Sunday, Sept. 2, 2001, at his home. He was a retired iron worker and a U.S. Army veteran. He is survived by two brothers, Joel Patrick McAlister of Holden and Donald Cleveland McAlister of Independence; four sisters, Juanita Thompson, Pansy Marler and Janice Morgan Lupo, all of Holden, and Charlene Ross of Walker. He was preceded in death by his parents, Wiley James McAlister Sr. and Addie Sibley McAlister; two sisters, Theresa Durr and Brenda McAlister; and four brothers, Wiley "Buddy" McAlister Jr., Lonnie "Ted" McAlister, Michael Daniel McAlister and Keith McAlister. Visitation will be today from 5 to 9 p.m. at Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home, Hammond, and Thursday from 8 a.m. until the Rev. Ricky McAlister conducts the funeral at 10. Burial will be in Pine Grove Methodist Church Cemetery, Pine Grove. LUKE NICOLOSI JR. CUMMING, Ga. - Luke Nicolosi, 61, died Monday, Sept. 3, 2001. He is survived by his children, Luke Nicolosi III of Dahlonega, Ga., Mary N. Martin and Mark D. Nicolosi, both of Ellijay, Ga., and Tony J. Nicolosi of Dallas; four sisters, Angie Jones, Bea Bridges and Corine Beyl, all of Hammond, and Lena Bigner of Ponchatoula; one brother, Leon Nicolosi of Athens, Ga.; and seven grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Luke and Lena Nicolosi. The Rev. William M. Hickey will conduct the funeral Friday at 7 p.m. at Ingram Funeral Home Chapel, Cumming, Ga. EULALIE GUILLAUM TALLO Eulalie Guillaum Tallo, 80, died Monday, Sept. 3, 2001, at North Oaks Medical Center, Hammond. She was a native of Amite. She is survived by her husband, Vincent A. Tallo of Hammond; three daughters, Carolyn Ann Tallo of Hammond, Dottie Calderone of Tickfaw and Susan Jumonville of Metairie; four sons, Joseph A. Tallo and Patrick M. Tallo, both of Hammond, Louis Raymond Tallo of Tickfaw and Vincent "Deboy" Tallo of Baton Rouge; one sister, Marguerite Delaney of Baton Rouge; two brothers, Henry Gillaume of Baton Rouge and Raymond Guillaume of Zachary; 20 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Felicie Chenevert Guillaume; three sisters, Elvira Alello, Isabelle Matherne and Louise Robinson; one brother, Joseph Guillaume; and two grandchildren. Mass was held this morning at Holy Ghost Catholic Church, Hammond, and burial was in Parklawn Memorial Gardens. Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home, Hammond, was in charge. ALEXANDER FORREST THIBODEAUX III MANY - Alexander Forrest "Coach" Thibodeaux III, 69, died Monday, Sept. 3, 2001, at Sabine Medical Center, Many. He was a principal and a veteran. Survivors include his wife, Barbara Thibodeaux of Many; his mother, Mattie Mabry Thibodeaux of Many; a daughter, Teresa Thibodeaux of Ponchatoula; a son, A.F. "Bubba" Thibodeaux IV of Wheatland, Wy.; and five grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father, Alexander Forrest Thibodeaux. Graveside services will be Thursday at 10 a.m. at Crystal Springs Cemetery, Jackson, Miss. Warren Meadows Funeral Home, Many, is in charge. CHRISTOPHER JAMES TRAMMELL NEW ORLEANS - Christopher James Trammell, 30, died Saturday, Sept. 1, 2001. He is survived by his mother, Mary Cooper Tafaro; his father, Bruce James Trammell; one brother, Jason Trammell; half-siblings, Jonathan, Greg, Eric and Carrie Trammell; and his grandparents, Mary Cooper, Wallace Trammell and Lethia Trammell. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, James Cooper. Visitation will be Thursday from 10 a.m. until a Mass at 1 p.m. at All Faiths Funeral Home, 5200 Canal Blvd., New Orleans. Burial will be in Pierce Cemetery, Sun. OERNIA WILLIAMS SPRINGFIELD - Oernia Williams, 54, died Sunday, Sept. 2, 2001, at her home. She is survived by her husband, Frank Williams Sr. of Springfield; one daughter, Karen Taylor of Springfield; two sons, Troy Brumfield of Albany, and Frank Williams Jr. of Springfield; two stepchildren, Ray Charles Caleb and Rose Williams, both of Houston; one brother, Earl George of Springfield; one sister, Alma Barze of Ponchatoula; and eight grandchildren. Visitation will be Saturday at True Love Baptist Church, Ponchatoula, from 9 a.m. until the Rev. Carl Coleman conducts the funeral at 11. Burial will be in St. James Cemetery, Springfield. MJR Friendly Service Funeral Home, Inc., Denham Springs, is in charge. September 06, 2001 * Betty Baham, 63, Amite * Connie Mae Booker, 86, Independence * Charles Emerson Causey Sr., 68, Greensburg * Edna Cyprian, 49, Kentwood * Donnell Mack, 19, Natalbany * Alvin Anthony O'Connor, 67, Ponchatoula * Gayle Antoinette Ingraham O'Heeron, 53, Houston * Brian Keith Summers, 38, Sulphur BETTY BAHAM AMITE - Betty Baham, 63, died Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2001, at Hood Memorial Hospital, Amite. She was a native of New Orleans, and a housewife. She is survived by her husband, Charles Baham of Amite; three daughters, Debbie Cuccia and Lessie Baham, both of Amite, and Wanda Cuti of Roseland; two sons, Charles Baham of Hammond and Philip Baham of Tickfaw; two brothers, Thomas Anthony of Kentwood and James Anthony of Osyka, Miss.; three sisters, Patricia Ardillo of Tickfaw, Ruby Fournier and Inell Fabre, both of Metairie; 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one brother, John Moore Jr.; one sister, Susie Patarea; her stepfather, James Anthony; her father, John Moore Sr.; and her mother, Lessie Anthony. Visitation will be today from 6 to 9 p.m. at Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home, Amite, and Friday from 8 a.m. until the funeral at 10, conducted by the Rev. Leonard McMichael. Burial will be in Amite Memorial Gardens, Amite. CONNIE MAE BOOKER INDEPENDENCE - Connie Mae Booker, 86, died Aug. 30, 2001, at Lallie Kemp Medical Center, Independence. She is survived by five sons, H.C. Booker of Sacramento, Calif., Robert Lee Booker of New Orleans, S.D. Booker of Homestead, Fla., Otis Booker of Baton Rouge and Leroy Booker of Albany; four daughters, Lee Anner Williams and Lovie Booker, both of Independence, and Letha V. Grant and Ruthie L. Collier, both of Baton Rouge; 53 grandchildren, 75 great-grandchildren and 15 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and two sons. Visitation will be Friday from 6 p.m. until the Rev. Jermaine Brumfield conducts the funeral at 7:30 at Macedonia Baptist Church, Independence. Dismissal will be Saturday at 11 a.m., and burial will be in the church cemetery. Richardson Funeral Home, Amite, is in charge. CHARLES EMERSON CAUSEY SR. GREENSBURG - Charles Emerson Causey Sr., 68, died Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2001. He was a native of Baker and U.S. Navy veteran who served in Korea. He worked as a driver. He is survived by two daughters, Kayren Beattie of Baton Rouge and Catherine Chaney of Denham Springs; two sons, Charles E. Causey Jr. of Albany and Jeff Causey of Baton Rouge; and three grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia Lee Causey. Visitation will be Friday at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 6 to 9 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. until the funeral at 10 at Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church. The Rev. William G. Sewell will conduct the services. Burial will be in Wesley Chapel Cemetery, Darlington. EDNA CYPRIAN KENTWOOD - Edna Cyprian, 49, died Friday, Aug. 31, 2001, at New Orleans Charity Hospital. She is survived by one daughter, Lora Cohn of Kentwood; five sisters, Carolyn Travis of Greensburg, Patsy Cohn of New Orleans, Alice Barnes, Helen Taylor and Mary Cohn, all of Kentwood; four brothers, Hollis Cohn of Long Beach, Calif., Wallace Cohn Jr. of Hammond, Fred Cohn of Jackson, Miss., and Frank Cohn of Kentwood; her mother, Francis Cohn of Kentwood; and three grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her father, Wallace Cohn Sr.; her husband, Walter Cyprian; and her grandparents. Visitation will be Friday from 5 to 9 p.m. at Richardson Funeral Home, Amite. The Rev. Joshua Brown will conduct the funeral Saturday at 1 p.m. at Temple Chapel Baptist Church, Kentwood, and burial will be in Hope Cemetery, Kentwood. DONNELL MACK NATALBANY - Donnell "Skeeta" Mack, 19, died Saturday, Sept. 1, 2001, at North Oaks Medical Center as a result of a gunshot wound. He was a native of Hammond and was employed with Elmer's Candy Co. He is survived by his mother, Patsy Greely; his father, Alfred Greely Sr.; one daughter, Donneisha Mack; seven sisters, Emerald U. Greely, Ulisa A. Carey and Teyonda R. Ashton, all of Hammond, Shaundretta M. Lindsey, Cecilia M. Buckley and Chekeria D. Greely, all of Kenner, and Tricia Lane of Baltimore; two brothers, Alfred Greely Jr. of Hammond and Galen Seals of Kenner. He was preceded in death by his grandmothers, Deloris G. Ricks and Virgie M. Mack; and his grandfather, Henry Mack. Visitation will be Saturday from 9 a.m. until noon at Zion Apostolic Church, 1300 Palmetto St., Hammond. Joseph Williams Sr. will conduct the funeral at 1 p.m., and burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Hammond. Angelic Funeral Home, Roseland, is in charge. ALVIN ANTHONY O'CONNOR PONCHATOULA - Alvin "Tweety" Anthony O'Connor, 67, died Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2001, at St. Tammany Parish Hospital, Covington. He was a native of New Orleans and the owner of AA O'Connor Disposal Service. He is survived by his wife, Pauline Reno O'Connor of Ponchatoula; one daughter, Anne Pier of Ponchatoula; one son, Alvin "Chuck" O'Connor Jr. of Ponchatoula; one sister, Audrey Otillio of Chalmette; one brother, Walter "Pottie" O'Connor of Metairie; and four grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Florence Simond O'Connor; and one brother, Thomas O'Connor. Visitation will be today at Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home, Ponchatoula, from 6 to 10 p.m., and Friday from 8 a.m. until the funeral at 10. Burial will be in Parklawn Memorial Gardens. GAYLE ANTOINETTE INGRAHAM O'HEERON HOUSTON - Gayle Antionette Ingraham O'Heeron, 53, died Sunday, Sept. 2, 2001. She is survived by one son, Forrest O'Heeron; her father, Joseph Francis Ingraham; her mother, Dorothea Treiber Ingraham; two brothers, Joseph and Douglas Ingraham; and two grandchildren. A celebration of life will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at the home of Joseph Ingraham, 43120 Jerry Wilde Road, Ponchatoula. Compean Funeral Home, Houston, is in charge. BRIAN KEITH SUMMERS SULPHUR - Brian Keith Summers, 38, died Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2001. He was a native of Ponchatoula and a student at McNeese University studying early childhood development. He is survived by one daughter, Emily Ann Summers of Livingston; his mother, Margaret Broussard of Sulphur; one brother, Aaron James Broussard of Sulphur; one sister, Kristi Lynn Broussard of Sulphur; and his maternal grandmother, Hazel Smith of Ponchatoula. He was preceded in death by his father, Deril Summers; paternal grandparents, A.B. and Grace Summers; and maternal grandfather, Norris Smith. Visitation will be today at Robison Funeral Home, Sulphur, from 4 to 9 p.m. Marvin Douglas will conduct the funeral at 7 p.m. Graveside services will be Friday at Ponchatoula Cemetery. BATON ROUGE (AP) - Justin Wilson, the Cajun humorist and chef whose distinctive accent delighted viewers of his "Cookin' Cajun" television show, has died. He was 87. His daughter Sarah Sue Easterly said Wilson died Wednesday in Baton Rouge. She would not give details but said more information would be released later today. Over Wilson's career, he released five cookbooks, 27 albums of short stories and an album of Christmas songs. He was host of several cooking programs, including "Louisiana Cookin'." He referred to himself as JOOS-tain and became known for the expression: "I ga-ron-tee!" (guarantee), from the Cajun "J'vous garantis." A native of Amite, Wilson had lived in Summit, Miss., for about six years, his daughter said. Wilson called himself a "half-bleed" Cajun. His father was Louisiana's commissioner of agriculture for 32 years, and his mother, Olivet, was Louisiana French. She taught him how to cook. "She was a great improviser," Wilson said. "She'd cook a dish and we'd go 'Mama, w'at's this here, hanh?' And she'd say, 'Children, that's a mus-go. It mus' go down yo' t'roat.'" Originally a safety engineer, he was inspired to pursue a career in public speaking after he met Will Rogers in the 1930s. Survivors include three daughters. September 07, 2001 * Dock Campbell, 74, New Orleans * Coy Edward Kinchen, 87, Holden * Genevia Seiber, 68, Independence * Ana flora Alvarado Wells, 64, Hammond * Ziporiah Ananda Williams, 24, Port Arthur, Texas * Justin E. Wilson, 87, Summit, Miss. DOCK CAMPBELL NEW ORLEANS - Dock Campbell, 74, died Saturday, Sept. 1, 2001, at Lutheran Nursing Home, New Orleans. He is survived by one daughter, Patricia Campbell, Chicago; one sister, Alma Brock of Jayess, Miss.; one brother, Lee Campbell of Jayess, Miss. The Rev. Dwight Campbell will conduct the funeral Saturday at New Home Christ Holiness Church, Jayess, Miss., at 1 p.m. Burial will be in the church cemetery. N.A. James Funeral Home, Hammond, is in charge. COY EDWARD KINCHEN HOLDEN - Coy Edward Kinchen, 87, died Thursday, Sept. 6, 2001, at North Oaks Medical Center, Hammond. He was a native of Livingston Parish, worked as a logger, a sawmill operator and was a member of Countryside Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Edna Starkey Kinchen of Holden; one son, Eddie Kinchen of Jackson, Miss.; two daughters, Betty Jinright of Jacksonville, Fla., and Coylene Kinchen Woodall of Pumpkin Center; two brothers, Norman and Edward Kinchen, both of Albany; one sister, Lonie Thornhill of Albany; seven grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, William Eddie and Mary Stewart Kinchen; one sister, Idelle Stewart; and three brothers, Arthur Kinchen, Elzie Kinchen and Oscar Kinchen Sr. Visitation will be today at Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home, Hammond, from 5 to 9 p.m. and Saturday after 8 a.m. until the Rev. Murphy Brantley and the Rev. Mike Clark conduct the funeral at 10. Entombment will be in Kinchen Cemetery, Holden. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Countryside Baptist Church, 50140 state Highway 1065, Hammond 70401; to the St. Jude's Children's Research Center or to the charity of one's choice. GENEVIA SEIBER INDEPENDENCE - Genevia Seiber, 68, died Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2001, at Medical Center of Louisiana, New Orleans. She is survived by her husband, James Seiber of Independence; four sons, Matthew Spears of Houston, James Earl Seiber, Roosevelt Anthony Seiber and Leandres Seiber, all of Independence; three daughters, Doris Marie Martin of Independence, Deloris Yvette Seiber of Hammond and Beverly Williams of Houston; three sisters, Ida Bell Miller of Velma, Joseph Watson, Johnny Watson and Rellis Watson Jr., all of Independence, and Randolph Watson of Houston; 15 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Almon and Rellis Watson; one son, Charles Ray Seiber; and two brothers, Alfred Watson and Clemard Watson. The Rev. Johnny Johnson will conduct the funeral Sunday at 7 p.m. at Mount Calvary Baptist Church, Independence. Dismissal will be Monday at 11 a.m., and burial will be in Durbin Cemetery, Independence. Richardson Funeral Home, Amite, is in charge. ANA FLORA ALVARADO WELLS Ana Flora Alvarado Wells, 64, died Sunday, Sept. 2, 2001, at the home of her daughter in Baton Rouge, as the result of a brain tumor. She is survived by her husband, four children and five grandchildren. Her ashes will be entombed in San Jose, Costa Rica. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Baton Rouge. Welsh Funeral Home, Baton Rouge, is in charge. ZIPORIAH ANANDA WILLIAMS PORT ARTHUR, Texas - Ziporiah Ananda Williams, 24, died Monday, Sept. 3, 2001, at Gasper Nursing Home in Port Arthur, Texas. She is survived by her mother, Kathy Ginn Clayton of Alvin, Texas; her father, Alvin Williams of Roseland; her stepfather, John Clayton of Alvin, Texas; four sisters, NeoTasha Williams, LaYadna Clayton and LaTwila Clayton, all of Alvin, Texas, and Mironda Lott of Roseland; one brother, Tony Love of Alvin, Texas; and her grandparents, John and Carrie Ginn of Chesbrough and Monroe and Dorothy Williams of Roseland. Visitation will be today from 6 to 8 p.m. at Rosevalley Baptist Church. The Rev. Bobby Showers will conduct the funeral Saturday at 11 a.m., and burial will be in Big Zion Cemetery. N.A. James Funeral Home, is in charge. JUSTIN E. WILSON SUMMIT, Miss. - Justin E. "Papa Justin" Wilson, 87, died Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2001, in Baton Rouge. He was a native of Roseland. He was an internationally known Cajun cook and humorist, a professional safety engineer and a U.S. Army veteran. He was also a member of St. Francis Church, Denham Springs, a professional member of the American Society of Safety Engineers, a member of the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, American Legion Facundas Post 181 and a lifetime member of Duck Unlimited. He is survived by three daughters, Sara Sue Easterly of Denham Springs, Pam Colleran of Biloxi, Miss., and Menette Catalanotto of Baton Rouge; eight grandchildren, two step-grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Sara Rhody Wilson; his parents, Harry D. Wilson and Olivette Toadvin Wilson; one stepson, Pat M. Gaddy; three sisters, Olivette Wilson Garrison; Menette Wilson Kemp and Eloise Wilson Heidleberg; and two brothers, Ned Wilson and Glenn Wilson. Visitation will be today at St. Luke's Episcopal Church, Baton Rouge, from 6 to 9 p.m., and Saturday from 10 a.m. until the Rev. Brien Koehler conducts the funeral at noon. Burial will be in St. Williams Catholic Church, Cemetery, Port Vincent. Memorial donations may be made to St. Francis Episcopal Church Building Fund, 726 Maple St., Denham Springs 70726. Seale Funeral Service, Inc., is in charge. September 09, 2001 * Icie Tillie Bissell, 60, LaPlace * Rodney Terence Collins, 44, Hammond * Dorothy Jenkins, 83, Covington * Genevia Seiber, 68, Independence * Lawrence James Watts, 83, Ponchatoula * Justin E. Wilson, 87, Summit, Miss ICIE TILLIE BISSELL LaPLACE - Icie Tillie Bissell, 60, died Friday, Sept. 7, 2001, at River Parishes Hospital in LaPlace. She was a native of Salinetown. Survivors include her husband, Arthur "A.D." Bissell, LaPlace; four daughters, Elizabeth Ann Bissell Watts, Bogalusa, Cindy Bissell Ochsner, Folsom, Tammy Bissell Martin, Lakeland, Fla., and Gaylynn Bissell Elliott, Hammond; three sons, Charles Ray Bissell, Bouttee, Larry David Bissell, Liberty, Texas, and Gary Dean Bissell, Covington; four sisters, Genea Simon, Sacramento, Calif., Marie Baker, Houston, Durainey Sue Rawls, Anchorage, Alaska, Kathy Matthews, Tallulah; three brothers, Harmon Tillie and Allen Lee Tillie, both of Pioneer, William Tillie, Concord; 13 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Michael Bissell. Visitation will be at Lee Valley Baptist Church in Uneedus on Monday from 10 a.m. until the funeral at noon. The Rev. Marvin Wilson will conduct the service, and burial will be in the church cemetery. Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home in Hammond is in charge. RODNEY TERENCE COLLINS Rodney Terence Collins, 44, died Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2001, at his parents' home in Moss Point, Miss. He was a native of Moss Point. Survivors include his wife, Joyce M. Collins, Hammond; a daughter, Valerie Givens, Plaquemine; three sisters, Gail Collins and Michelle Collins, both of Alexandria, Va., and Wanda Cook, Denver; two brothers, Willie Collins Jr., Triangle, Va., and Edward Collins, Ocean Springs, Miss.; his parents, Lucille Dott and Willie Collins Sr., both of Moss Point. He was preceded in death by his stepfather, Melvin Dott Sr.; and his grandmother, Viola Lawson. Visitation will be at Richardson Funeral Home in Hammond on Monday from 5 until 9 p.m. The Rev. Darryl V. Phoenix will conduct the funeral at New Home Temple of Praise Tuesday at 1 p.m., followed by burial in Holly Gardens Cemetery. DOROTHY JENKINS COVINGTON - Dorothy Jenkins, 83, died Saturday, Sept. 8, 2001. She was a native of Enon. Survivors include six daughters, Shirley Vaughn, Dottie Galladora, Geraldine Hardy, Barbara Polezcek, Anite Leonard and Nettie Ruth Ussery; a son, Phillip Jenkins; five siblings, Fredie Rogers, Homer Rogers, Alma Buras, Lillie Mae Byers and Jeanette Gerding; 29 grandchildren, 64 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert Jenkins; and a daughter, Geneva Jenkins. Visitation will be at Schoen Funeral Home in Covington Monday from 6 to 10 p.m. and Tuesday from 8 a.m. until the funeral at 10. Burial will be in Pilgrim Rest Cemetery. GENEVIA SEIBER INDEPENDENCE - Genevia Seiber, 68, died Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2001, at Medical Center of Louisiana, New Orleans. She is survived by her husband, James Seiber of Independence; four sons, Matthew Spears of Houston, James Earl Seiber, Roosevelt Anthony Seiber and Leandres Seiber, all of Independence; three daughters, Doris Marie Martin of Independence, Deloris Yvette Seiber of Hammond and Beverly Williams of Houston; three sisters, Ida Bell Miller of Velma, Ollie Spears of Richmond, Calif., and Barbara Alexander of Houston; five brothers, Edward Watson of Velma, Joseph, Johnny and Rellis Watson Jr., all of Independence, and Randolph Watson of Houston; 15 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Almon and Rellis Watson; two sons, Charles Ray Seiber and Ray Charles Seiber; and two brothers, Alfred Watson and Clemard Watson. The Rev. Johnny Johnson will conduct the funeral today at 7 p.m. at Mount Calvary Baptist Church, Independence. Dismissal will be Monday at 11 a.m., and burial will be in Durbin Cemetery, Independence. Richardson Funeral Home, Amite, is in charge. LAWRENCE JAMES WATTS PONCHATOULA - Lawrence James "L.J." Watts, 83, died Saturday, Sept. 8, 2001, in his home. He was a native of Tangipahoa Parish and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He retired after more than 50 years in the lumber industry. He worked as a Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office bailiff in the 21st Judicial District Court at the time of his death. Survivors include his wife, Mildred Woodard Watts, Ponchatoula; two daughters, Elizabeth Watts Newson, Fulton, Miss., and Josie Watts Rollins, Slidell; a son, Larry Watts, Ponchatoula; two brothers, Milton "Bob" Watts, Ponchatoula, and Sam Watts, Hammond; two sisters, Violet Traylor and Dorothy Woodard, both of Ponchatoula; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by six brothers, Leslie, Norman "Pete," Johnny, Clarence, Morris and John "Wesley" Watts. Visitation will be at Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home in Ponchatoula Monday from 6 to 9 p.m. Arrangements for the funeral are incomplete. In lieu of flowers, the family request memorials be made to Richard Murphy Hospice, 16013 Halbert Lane, Ponchatoula 70454. JUSTIN E. WILSON SUMMIT, Miss. - Justin E. "Papa Justin" Wilson, 87, died Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2001, in Baton Rouge. He was a native of Roseland. He was an internationally known Cajun cook and humorist, a professional safety engineer and a U.S. Army veteran. He is survived by three daughters, Sara Sue Easterly of Denham Springs, Pam Colleran of Biloxi, Miss., and Menette Catalanotto of Baton Rouge; eight grandchildren, two step-grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Sara Rhody Wilson; his parents, Harry D. Wilson and Olivette Toadvin Wilson; one son, Harry D. Wilson; one stepson, Pat M. Gaddy; three sisters, Olivette Wilson Garrison; Menette Wilson Kemp and Eloise Wilson Heidleberg; and two brothers, Ned Wilson and Glenn Wilson. The Rev. Brien Koehler conducted the funeral Saturday, and burial was in St. Williams Catholic Church, Cemetery, Port Vincent. Memorial donations may be made to St. Francis Episcopal Church Building Fund, 726 Maple St., Denham Springs 70726. Seale Funeral Service, Inc., was in charge. September 10, 2001 * Rodney Terence Collins, 41, Hammond * Dorothy Dimple McNabb Frohn, 89, Greensburg * Lawrence James Watts, 83, Ponchatoula RODNEY TERENCE COLLINS Rodney Terence Collins, 41, died Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2001, at his parents' home in Moss Point, Miss. He was a native of Moss Point. Survivors include his wife, Joyce M. Collins, Hammond; a daughter, Valerie Givens, Plaquemine; three sisters, Gail Collins and Michelle Collins, both of Alexandria, Va., and Wanda Cook, Denver; two brothers, Willie Collins Jr., Triangle, Va., and Edward Collins, Ocean Springs, Miss.; and his parents, Lucille Dott and Willie Collins Sr., both of Moss Point. He was preceded in death by his stepfather, Melvin Dott Sr.; and his grandmother, Viola Lawson. Visitation is today at Richardson Funeral Home, Hammond, from 5 until 9 p.m. The Rev. Darryl V. Phoenix will conduct the funeral at New Home Temple of Praise Tuesday at 1 p.m., and burial will be in Holly Gardens Cemetery. DOROTHY DIMPLE MCNABB FROHN GREENSBURG - Dorothy Dimple McNabb Frohn, 89, died Saturday, Sept. 8, 2001, at the St. Helena Parish Nursing Home, Greensburg. She was a native of Roseland. She was an active member of the Order of Eastern Star, Camellia Chapter in Amite, where she served as a worthy matron and district deputy. She was the town of Roseland clerk until she retired and was a member of the Amite Church of Christ. She is survived by one daughter, Jo Ellen Frohn Carruth of Greensburg; three sons, Robert H. Frohn of Amite, William A. Frohn of Jackson, Miss., and Richard E. Frohn of McComb, Miss.; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles E. Frohn Sr.; one son, Charles E. Frohn Jr.; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Samson McNabb; five sisters, Alma McNabb Case, Nelsie McNabb Bigner, Lorena McNabb McCraney, Grace McNabb McClendon, Margaret McNabb Sanders; five brothers, Hiram, Glenn, Alton, Benton and Wilton McNabb. The Rev. Kenneth Istre and the Rev. Luther Stanford conducted the funeral this morning, and burial was in the Arcola-Roseland Cemetery, Arcola. Memorial contributions may be made to the Amite Church of Christ, 301 E. Mulberry St., Amite; First Baptist Church Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 37, Greensburg; or Charles E. Frohn Jr. Southeastern Louisiana University, Scholarship Fund, c/o Jo Ellen Carruth, P.O. Box 366, Greensburg 70441. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, was in charge. LAWRENCE JAMES WATTS PONCHATOULA - Lawrence James "L.J." Watts, 83, Ponchatoula, died Saturday, Sept. 8, 2001, at his home. He was a native of Tangipahoa Parish. He was retired from the lumber industry, and at the time of his death he was employed by the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office as a bailiff with the 21st Judicial District Court in Amite. He was also a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He is survived by his wife, Mildred Woodard Watts of Ponchatoula; two daughters, Elizabeth Watts Newsom of Fulton, Miss., and Josie Watts Rollins of Slidell; one son, Larry Watts of Ponchatoula; two brothers, Milton "Bob" Watts of Ponchatoula and Sam Watts of Hammond; two sisters, Violet Traylor and Dorothy Woodard, both of Ponchatoula; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Laura Harris Watts; six brothers, Leslie, Norman "Pete," Johnny, Clarence, Morris and John "Wesley" Watts. Visitation will be today at Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home, Ponchatoula, from 6 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday from 8 until 10:15 a.m. The Rev. Jake Roudkovski will conduct the funeral at 10:30 at First Baptist Church, Ponchatoula, and burial will be in Ponchatoula Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Richard Murphy Hospice Foundation, 16013 Halbert Lane, Ponchatoula 70454. September 11, 2001 * Vivian Elmire Bridges Dendinger, 85, Baton Rouge * Obet S. Jones, 52, North Carolina * Josephine Milioto Monistere, 78, Hammond * Johnnie Ray Williams, 104, Hammond VIVIAN ELMIRE BRIDGES DENDINGER BATON ROUGE - Vivian Elmire Bridges Dendinger, 85, died Sunday, Sept. 9, 2001, at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center, Baton Rouge. She was a native of Ponchatoula, a former parishioner of St. Joseph Catholic Church and past president of the Ponchatoula Gardenettes. She is survived by her husband, Theodore J. "Teddy" Dendinger of Baton Rouge; one daughter, Barbara Jean Dendinger Brown Acton of Tickfaw; two sons, Theodore Joseph Dendinger of Killian and Kenneth Lee Dendinger of Augusta, Ga.; two sisters, Cathleen Bridges Tiaconi of Bay St. Louis, Miss., and Dorothy Bridges Donnow of New Orleans; 11 grandchildren, 19 great- grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two infant sons, Rodney and Ronald Dendinger; her parents, Virgil Harrison and Monica Snow Praetorius Bridges; and one brother, Edmund Virgil Bridges. A memorial service will be Wednesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Ponchatoula, from 9:30 a.m. until Mass at 10. Burial will be in St. Joseph Abbey, Covington. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church, P.O. Box 388, Ponchatoula 70454 or the charity of one's choice. Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home, Hammond, is in charge. OBET S. JONES NORTH CAROLINA - Obet S. Jones, 52, a former resident of Independence, died. He was a retired Eastern Airlines maintenance manager in New Orleans and an ordained minister. He is survived by his wife, Vonnie Johnson Jones; one son, Obet "Buddy" Jones Jr.; two daughters, Nita Scruggs and Ann Falcon; two sisters, six grandchildren and eight great- grandchildren. Visitation will be today from 7 to 9 p.m. at Jackson Funeral Service and Crematory, Hendersonville, N.C. The Rev. Travis Scruggs will conduct the funeral Wednesday at 2 p.m., and burial will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. JOSEPHINE MILIOTO MONISTERE Josephine Milioto Monistere, 78, died Monday, Sept. 10, 2001, at North Oaks Medical Center, Hammond. She was retired from the Tangipahoa Parish School Board having been employed in food services; was a charter member of the Catholic Daughters of the Americas, Court St. Albert the Great; and was a member of the Knights of Columbus Auxiliary Council 2952 of Hammond. She is survived by one daughter, Pelegrina "Peggy" Johnson of Hammond; two sons, Joseph Monistere of Ponchatoula and Jerome Monistere of Hammond; two sisters, Katie Cardinale of Hammond and Mary Lato of Hammond; nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe A. Monistere; two infant sons and seven sisters, Antonia Nicolosi, Lena Catalanotto, Rosie Rollo, Frances Marchese, Jennie Vallaroutto, Maggie DiPrima and Mamie Rollo. Visitation will be today at Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home, Hammond, from 6 to 10 p.m. and Wednesday from 8 until 9:45 a.m. The funeral will be at Holy Ghost Catholic Church, Hammond, at 10, and burial will be in Carter Cemetery, Springfield. JOHNNIE RAY WILLIAMS Johnnie Ray Williams, 104, died Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2001, at Heritage Nursing Home, Hammond. He was a native of Gloster, Miss. He is survived by four daughters, Laura Mae Williams and Mary Williams Beasley, both of Hammond, Margaret Williams of New Orleans and Lenora Williams of Shreveport; four sons, Rocky Williams, David Lee Williams and Dwight Williams, all of Hammond, and Willie Williams of Albany; one sister, Fannie Hardenson of Hammond. Visitation will be Thursday at United COGIC, Hammond, from 10 a.m. until Russell Watkins conducts the funeral at 11. Burial will be in Holly Garden Cemetery, Hammond. MJR Friendly Service Funeral Home, Inc., Denham Springs, is in charge. September 12, 2001 * Mary Jackson Armstead, 85, Hammond * Robert Alton Baham, 62, Hammond * Ainsley Courtney Bailey, 85, Amite * Nicholas J. Bruno Jr., 78, Independence * Earl Lee Pike, 93, Hammond MARY JACKSON ARMSTEAD Mary Jackson Armstead, 85, died Thursday, Sept. 6, 2001, at her home. She was a housewife and a member of Christian Helping Hand Dedicated Member at Greater St. James AME Church. She is survived by three daughters, Millie Jackson and Elaine Banks, both of Hammond, and Marion Knox of Clinton, Iowa; three sons, Frank Armstead of California, George Armstead of Queens, N.Y., and Lawrence Armstead of Hammond; two brothers, John and Alex Jackson, both of New Orleans; 29 grandchildren and 29 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank D. Armstead; and one daughter, Yvonne Jackson. Visitation will be Thursday at Greater St. James AME Church. The Rev. Mack Hurst will conduct the funeral Friday at 1 p.m., and burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery. N.A. James Funeral Home, Hammond, is in charge. ROBERT ALTON BAHAM Robert Alton "Bobby" Baham, 62, died Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001, at Summit Hospital, Baton Rouge. He was a native of Ponchatoula, retired from the Hammond Police Department, a retired pipefitter and steamfitter Local 60 of New Orleans and a U.S. Army veteran. He is survived by his wife, Annie Silessi Baham of Hammond; two daughters, Kathy Lynn Baham Landry of Pride and Regina Baham Forrest of Pine Grove; one son, Robert Alton Baham Jr. of Hammond; one brother, Eugene Gayle Baham of Ponchatoula; and eight grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, William E. and Satilda Roberts Baham. Visitation will be Thursday at Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home, Hammond, from 5 to 10 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. until the funeral at 10:30. Burial will be in Rose Memorial Cemetery, Hammond. AINSLEY COURTNEY BAILEY AMITE - Ainsley Courtney Bailey, 85, died Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001, at her home. She was a native of Amite and worked as a shipping clerk. She is survived by two sons, Edward M. Bailey of Bogalusa and John J. Bailey of Amite; two daughters, Jane L. Burnthorn of Baton Rouge and Clara L. Conerly of Amite; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Albert Bailey; and one son, James A. Bailey II. Visitation will be today at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 6 to 9 p.m. and Thursday from 8 a.m. until the funeral at 2 p.m. Burial will be in Amite Cemetery, Amite. NICHOLAS J. BRUNO JR. INDEPENDENCE - Nicholas J. Bruno Jr., 78, died Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001, at his home. He was a native of Independence, a maintenance worker at the Hammond Developmental Center and a U.S. Army veteran. He is survived by his wife, Annette DiGiovanni Bruno of Independence; one son, Nick J. Bruno III of Independence; and two grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father, Nicholas Bruno Sr.; and his mother, Edna Schenxayder Bruno. Visitation will be today at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 6 to 9 p.m. and Thursday from 8 to 9:40 a.m. The Rev. Paul McDuffie will conduct the funeral at 10 at Mater Dolorosa Catholic Church, Independence. Burial will be in Colonial Cemetery, Independence. EARL LEE PIKE Earl Lee Pike, 93, died Monday, Sept. 10, 2001, at Heritage Manor Nursing Home, Hammond. He was a native of May, Texas. He is survived by one son, Earl Lee Pike Jr. of Houston; three grandchildren and four great- grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Christine Yarbrough Pike; his parents, Arthur and Lou Venia Lawhon Pike; two sisters, Ruby Pike Stahl and Winnie Opal Pike Perry; and three brothers, Herbert MacDowell Pike, John Charles Pike and Arthur Stanley Pike Jr. The Rev. Lonnie Wascom will conduct a graveside service Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at Holly Gardens Cemetery, Hammond. Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home, Hammond, is in charge. September 13, 2001 * Robert Alton Baham, 62, Hammond * Alvin Butler, 86, Amite * Enoch Emile Chadwick, 87, Mandeville * J.D. Felder, 49, Hammond * Everett Rayford Glass, 68, Tickfaw * Katherine Stass Gregoire, 83, Quitman, Miss. * Ezekiel Jones, 37, Killian * Robert Lee Stevenson, Jackson, Miss. ROBERT ALTON BAHAM Robert Alton "Bobby" Baham, 62, died Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001, at Summit Hospital, Baton Rouge. He was a native of Ponchatoula, a former Hammond policeman with 15 years of service, retired from Pipefitter and Steamfitter Local 60 of New Orleans and a U.S. Army veteran. He is survived by his wife, Annie Silessi Baham of Hammond; two daughters, Kathy Lynn Baham Landry of Pride and Regina Baham Forrest of Pine Grove; one son, Robert Alton Baham Jr. of Hammond; one brother, Eugene Gayle Baham of Ponchatoula; and eight grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, William E. and Satilda Roberts Baham. Visitation will be today at Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home, Hammond, from 6 to 10 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. until the funeral at 10:30. Burial will be in Rose Memorial Cemetery, Hammond. ALVIN BUTLER AMITE - Alvin Butler, 86, died Sunday, Sept. 9, 2001, at North Oaks Medical Center, Hammond. He is survived by his wife, Mary Butler of Amite; one son, James Butler of Ashland, Va.; one daughter, Elizabeth Robinson of Amite; one sister, Winnie Foster of Amite; one brother, Murray Butler of Amite; 11 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Newsom and Carrie P. Butler; and one daughter, Elizar Smith. Visitation will be today at Richardson Funeral Home, Amite, from 5 to 9 p.m. The Rev. Francis Williams will conduct the funeral Friday at 1 p.m. at Butler's Chapel AME Church, Amite. Burial will be in the church cemetery. ENOCH EMILE CHADWICK MANDEVILLE - Enoch Emile Chadwick, 87, died Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001, at Lakeview Regional Medical Center, Covington. He was a native of Loranger, a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, retired from the Illinois Central Railroad, a former employee of Guaranty Bank and a member of Woodland Park Baptist Church in Hammond. He is survived by his wife, Jeanette Beckwith Chadwick of Mandeville; one daughter, Linda Gayle Chadwick of Mandeville; three sisters, Valrea Jones of Birmingham, Ala., Dora Zell Booth of Hammond and Gertrude Meyer of Loranger; two brothers, Arvil Chadwick of Loranger and Osborn Chadwick of Loranger. He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Mary Joiner Chadwick; and one sister, Myrtle Fussell. The funeral was Wednesday at Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home, Hammond, and burial was in Joiner Cemetery. J.D. FELDER J.D. Felder, 49, died Friday, Sept. 7, 2001, at his home. He was a native of Liberty, Miss. He is survived by four daughters, JaDisha and Katina Felder and Chanta Spears, all of Hammond, and Corrine Lewis of Atlanta; five sisters, Emma Felder, Lucille Felder, Jackie Felder and Will May Tate, all of Hammond, and Barbara Marshell of Baton Rouge; six brothers, Walter Felder, Laydell Felder, Henry Felder, James Felder, A.B. Felder and Norwood Felder, all of Hammond; and one grandchild. He was preceded in death by his parents, Abraham and Lola Felder; one sister, Luella Felder; and one brother, Emmson Felder. Visitation will be Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. at N.A. James Funeral Home, Hammond, and the funeral will be Saturday at 11 a.m. Burial will be in co*ckerham Cemetery, Liberty, Miss. EVERETT RAYFORD GLASS TICKFAW - Everett Rayford "Jimmy" Glass, 68, died Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2001, at the V.A. Regional Medical Center, New Orleans. He was a native of Covington. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean conflict. He is survived by his wife, Mary Reid Glass of Tickfaw; three daughters, Cindy Glass Dahmes of Seabrook, Texas, Leslie Smith Berteau of Ponchatoula, and Tina Smith of Dallas; one son, Kevin James Glass of Tickfaw; two sisters, Ima Jean Lemons of Ponchatoula and Ernestine Sharp of Natalbany; two brothers, Austin H. Glass of Baptist and Bobby Glass of Denham Springs; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her parents, Louis and Myrtle McClain Glass; and one son, Robert Gary Glass. Visitation will be Friday at Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home, Hammond, from 10 a.m. until the funeral at 1 p.m. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery. KATHERINE STASS GREGOIRE QUITMAN, Miss. - Katherine Stass Gregoire, 83, died Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2001. She was a native of Ponchatoula. She is survived by one daughter, Peggy Scott of Quitman, Miss.; one son, Bob Gregoire of Diamond Head, Miss.; six grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Peter and Katherine Ellenberger Stass; her husband, Bruce Gregoire; two sisters, Mary Forrest and Molly Flanagan; one brother, Peter Stass; and one infant son. Visitation will be Friday at Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home, Ponchatoula, from 10 a.m. until the funeral at 1 p.m. Burial will be in Wetmore Cemetery. EZEKIEL JONES KILLIAN - Ezekiel Jones, 37, died Sunday, Sept. 9, 2001, at his home. He was a native of Killian. He is survived by his wife, Vanessa Jones of Killian; two sons, Jamar Jones and Ezekiel Jones Jr., both of Killian; two brothers, Reginald Jones of Houston and Eric Jones of Albany; his mother, Alma Jones of Ponchatoula; and his father, Joseph Jones of Hammond. He was preceded in death by one daughter, Leola Jones; three sisters, Gladys, Wanda and Erica Jones; one brother, Joseph Jones; and his grandmother, Julia Weathersby. Visitation will be Friday at Bethlehem Baptist Church, Killian, from 7 p.m. until the Rev. Robert E. Smith conducts the funeral at 8. Dismissal will be Saturday at 11 a.m., and burial will be in the church cemetery. Richardson Funeral Home, Hammond, is in charge. ROBERT LEE STEVENSON JACKSON, Miss. - Robert Lee Stevenson, died Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001, at St. Dominic Hospital in Jackson, Miss. He was a native of Hammond. He is survived by two daughters, Delores Stevenson of Hammond and Faye Smith of Jackson, Miss.; two sons, Charles Stevenson of Hammond and Ned Stevenson of New Orleans; 18 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Bessie Mae Stevenson; and one daughter, Renee Stevenson. The funeral will be Saturday at Oak Grove Baptist Church, Pearl, Miss., at 1 p.m., and burial will be in the church cemetery. Hays Funeral Home, Pearl, Miss., is in charge. September 14, 2001 * Kelsey Henry Meyers, 80, Ponchatoula * Marion Wadsworth Pugh, 79, Ponchatoula KELSEY HENRY MEYERS PONCHATOULA - Kelsey Henry Meyers, 80, died Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2001, at his home. He was retired from the U.S. Army and Navy and a member of AmVets Post 68 of Springfield. He is survived by one son, Joe Meyers of West Virginia; one stepson, John Hicks of Missouri; two daughters, Jenny Lusher of West Virginia, and Devita Meyers of California; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Jean Hicks Meyers; his parents, Charles and Henrietta Spence Meyers; two daughters, Julia McClendon and Joyce Benoit; three sisters, Mary Dominguez, Louise LeBlanc and Devita Forbes; and four brothers, Louis Meyers, Charles Meyers, Frank Meyers and Ranie Meyers. Visitation will be today at Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home, Ponchatoula, from 6 to 10 p.m., and Saturday from 8 a.m. until the Rev. Charles Bigner conducts the funeral at 11:30. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery. MARION WADSWORTH PUGH PONCHATOULA - Marion Wadsworth Pugh, 79, died Thursday, Sept. 13, 2001, at her home. She was a native of Hammond, a retired owner and operator of Pugh's Florists of Ponchatoula, a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, the Altar Society, Republican Women's Club and Fil'et Due. She is survived by one daughter, Marion Amedee of Baton Rouge; two sons, Charles P. "Buddy" Pugh Jr. and Steve Pugh, both of Ponchatoula; one sister, Adrienne W. Sims of Garland, Texas; 12 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Benjamin and Louise Thompson Wadsworth; her husband, Charles P. Pugh Sr.; one daughter, Patricia P. Yeargain; and one brother, Jimmy Wadsworth. Visitation will be today at Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home, Ponchatoula, from 6 to 10 p.m. with a vigil prayer service at 7, and Saturday from 8 until 9:45 a.m. The funeral will be at 10 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Ponchatoula, and burial will be in Ponchatoula Cemetery. September 16, 2001 * Elnora Hartford, 63, Holden * Annie Belle Walley Whigham, 91, Ponchatoula ELNORA HARTFORD HOLDEN - Elnora "Ellie" Hartford, 63, a native of New York State and resident of Holden, died Thursday, Sept. 13, 2001, at North Oaks Medical Center, Hammond. She is survived by two daughters, Nancy Knight of Holden and Tamara Gordon of Ponchatoula; a son, Richard Searles of New York; a brother, John Hagadorn of New York; 11 grandchildren; and one great granddaughter. Her husband, Norriss Dukes, and one son, Robert Searles, preceded her in death. Visitation will be today at Geisler Funeral Home, in Albany, from 1 p.m. p.m. until funeral at 3 p.m. The Rev. Mark Lubbock wil officiate. Burial will be in James Chapel Methodist Church Cemetery in Holden. ANNIE BELLE WALLEY WHIGHAM PONCHATOULA - Annie Belle Walley Whigham, 91, died Thursday, Sept. 13, 2001, at North Oaks Medical Center, Hammond. She was a native of Walley, Miss., and resident of Ponchatoula. Survivors include her son, James Burnett of Wesson, Miss.; a sister, Corinne King of Ellisville, Miss.; six grndchildren and great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, a daughter, Jean Bennet and two sisters, Irene Lofton and Myrta Pauline Williams. Deacon Warren Fortenberry conducted the funeral at 2 p.m. Saturday at Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home in Hammond. Burial was in Ponchatoula Cemetery. September 17, 2001 * Kathy Sellers Adams, 52, Kentwood * Elton Carruth, 72, Greensburg * Shirley Simoneaux Dimm, 74, Independence * Tiny Bell Glockner, 77, Springfield * Bonnie Joe Saxon Pittman, 70, Bogalusa * Herbert H. Quinn, 71, Hammond KATHY SELLERS ADAMS KENTWOOD - Kathy Sellers Adams, 52, died Saturday, Sept. 15, 2001, at Lakeview Regional Medical Center, Mandeville. She was a longtime resident of Kentwood and was the former justice of the peace for Ward 1, Tangipahoa Parish. She is survived by her husband, Troy J. Adams of Kentwood; one son, John Adams of Tacoma, Wash.; one daughter, Kelly Slocum of Kentwood; two sisters, Elizabeth S. Howell of Olathe, Kan., and Pam Sellers of St. Louis; two brothers, Jerry Sellers of Baton Rouge and David Sellers of Kentwood; and two grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Hascal and Mary Sellers; and a brother, Rayford Harold Sellers. The Rev. Fred Moore conducted the funeral this morning and burial was in Woodland Cemetery, Kentwood. McKneely Funeral Home in Kentwood was in charge. The family requests that memorial contributions be made to a favorite charity. ELTON CARRUTH GREENSBURG - Elton Carruth, 72, died Saturday, Sept. 15, 2001, at his home. A native of Greensburg, he was a retired police officer, school bus driver and cattle farmer. He is survived by his wife, Bobbie Wilson Carruth of Greensburg; two sons, William and Greg Carruth, both of Greensburg; three daughters, Lana Easley, Sandy Dees and Deborah Pruett, all of Greensburg; one sister, Yvonne Pecoraro of Tickfaw; one brother, Kenneth Brown of Baton Rouge; 10 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father, William Day Carruth; and his mother, Josephine Callihan Carruth Brown. Visitation will be today from 6 to 10 p.m. at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, and Tuesday from 8 a.m. until the Rev. Larry Robertson and the Rev. Marshall Wallace conduct the funeral at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Interment Centre Cemetery, Greensburg. SHIRLEY SIMONEAUX DIMM INDEPENDENCE - Shirley Simoneaux Dimm, 74, died Saturday, Sept. 15, 2001. She was a parishioner of Mater Dolorosa Church and Altar Society, a former member of the Knights of Columbus Auxiliary and a volunteer at Lallie Kemp Hospital. She is survived by one son, Thomas H. Dimm; one daughter, Deborah Dimm Guidry; one sister, Yvonne S. Jaeger; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Claire Simoneaux; her husband, Thomas Roser Dimm; one sister, Earlin S. Bajon; and a grandson. Visitation will be Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Mater Dolorosa Church, Independence, from 11 a.m. until a funeral Mass at 1 p.m. Burial will be in Colonial Mausoleum, Independence. Leitz-Eagen Funeral Home, Metairie, is in charge. In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be sent to Metropolitan Hospice, 1221 S. Clearview, Jefferson 70121. TINY BELL GLOCKNER SPRINGFIELD - Tiny "Ms. Tee" Bell Glockner, 77, died Sunday, Sept. 16, 2001, at Baton Rouge General Medical Center. She was a native of North Carolina. She is survived by two sons, Joe Williams of Magnolia, Texas, and Jimmie Williams of Waynesboro, Miss.; two sisters, Effie Glockner of Springfield and Emily Surgi of New Orleans; two brothers, Mason Terry and Joe Terry, both of Charlotte, N.C.; seven grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Tiny Sowers Terry; her first husband, B.C. Williams; and her second husband, Andy Gloeckner. The funeral was this afternoon at Harry McKneely &Son Funeral Home in Ponchatoula. BONNIE JOE SAXON PITTMAN BOGALUSA - Bonnie Joe Saxon Pittman, 70, died Sunday, Sept. 16, 2001, at Bogalusa Community Medical Center, Bogalusa. Survivors include a daughter, Judith Karen Pittman of Bogalusa; a son, Joe Edward Pittman of Loranger; and three grandchildren. Visitation will be tonight from 6 to 10 at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home, Bogalusa. The Rev. Marty McCormic will conduct the funeral Tuesday at 2 p.m., and burial will be in Ponemah Cemetery, Bogalusa. HERBERT H. QUINN Herbert H. Quinn, 71, died Sunday, Sept. 16, 2001, at North Oaks Medical Center, Hammond. He was the owner and operator of Quinn's Texaco in Hammond for 41 years and was retired from the Tangipahoa Parish School System having served as a bus driver for 30 years. Survivors include his wife, Marlene Hilbert Quinn of Hammond; two sons, Jeff Quinn of Hammond and Davey Quinn of Albany; a daughter, Rhonda Quinn of Hammond; a sister, Bessie Quinn Boudreaux of Ponchatoula; two brothers, Charles "Buddy" Quinn and Donald Quinn, both of Hammond; and eight grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Gracie Case Quinn. Visitation will be Tuesday at Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home, Hammond, from 9 a.m. until the Rev. Leon Dunn conducts the funeral at 1 p.m. Burial will be in Parklawn Memorial Gardens. September 18, 2001 * Stewart Preston Kent, 90, Hammond * Early Seals, 54, Amite STEWART PRESTON KENT Stewart Preston Kent, 90, died Sunday, Sept. 16, 2001, at North Oaks Medical Center, Hammond. He was retired from the oil industry and worked as an engineer with Texaco Oil Co. He is survived by his wife, Vernie P. Kent of Hammond; one daughter, Beverly Kent Urda of Englewood, Colo.; and one grandchild. He was preceded in death by his parents, Nat and Coe Kent; two sisters, Marian Kidder and Zozie Hebert Cook. A memorial service will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, Hammond. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of one's choice. Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home, Hammond, is in charge. EARLY SEALS AMITE - Early Seals, 54, died Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2001, at his home. He is survived by a host of sisters including, Betty C. Seals Kennie and Brenda Seals, both of New Orleans and Gloria M. Seals Richardson of Amite; five brothers, Early B. Seals of Amite, Jessie and Ernest Seals of Montpelier, Lonnie B. Seals of Baton Rouge and Author Seals of New Orleans. He was preceded in death by his parents, Early Lee Seals Sr. and Eula Lee Baker Seals; and two brothers. Visitation will be Wednesday at Richardson Funeral Home, Amite, from 9 a.m. until Arthur Seals conducts the funeral at noon. Burial will be in Butler Cemetery, Amite. September 19, 2001 * James Eugene Cook, 65, Kentwood+ * Stewart Preston Kent, 90, Hammond * C.F. Sinagra, 67, McDonough, Ga. JAMES EUGENE COOK KENTWOOD - James Eugene Cook, 65, died Thursday, Sept. 13, 2001, at the Mandeville Rehabilitation Center. He is survived by one daughter, Elaine Morris Cook of New Orleans; one sister, Catherine Cook Powell of Milwaukee; and two grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Emma Jean Morris Cook. Visitation will be Thursday at Richardson Funeral Home, Amite, from 9 a.m. until the Rev. Joshua Brown conducts the funeral at noon. Burial will be in Hope Cemetery, Kentwood. STEWART PRESTON KENT Stewart Preston Kent, 90, died Sunday, Sept. 16, 2001, at North Oaks Medical Center, Hammond. He was retired from the oil industry and worked as an engineer with Texaco Oil Co. He is survived by his wife, Vernie P. Kent, Hammond; one daughter, Beverly Kent Urda of Englewood, Colo.; and one grandchild. He was preceded in death by his parents, Nat and Zoe Kent; two sisters, Marian Kent Kidder and Zozie Hebert Cook. A memorial service will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, Hammond. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund or the charity of one's choice. Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home, Hammond, is in charge. C.F. SINAGRA MCDONOUGH, Ga. - C.F. Sinagra, 67, died Monday, Sept. 17, 2001, in McDonough, Ga. He was born in Independence. He was a graduate of Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, served in the U.S. Army, was employed in the food processing and technology industry and was retired from MidSouth Ice. He is survived by his wife, Eleanor Sinagra; a son, Charles Sinagra of McDonough; one daughter, Claudia DeGuzman of Jonesboro, Ga.; one sister, Maria Murray of Butte, Mont.; and four grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, C.F. Sinagra Sr. and Josephine Cardinale Sinagra. A memorial will be held Saturday at St. James Catholic Church in McDonough. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the St. James Catholic Church Building Fund in memory of C.F. Sinagra. For those who wish to send their condolences to the family, they may do so via the on-line guest registry at www.cannon.cleveland.com. Cannon-Cleveland Funeral Directors, McDonough/Stockbridge, is in charge. September 20, 2001 * Ethel Lee Williams Bias Brumfield, 88, Gulfport, Miss. * Hilda Rene Lenoir Christmas, Amite * Norma Beale Hansen, Baton Rouge * Robert Lee Pines, 53, Roseland * Anna Robertson Strahan, 96, Hammond * Annie Louise Tucker, 92, Springfield ETHEL LEE WILLIAMS BIAS BRUMFIELD GULFPORT, Miss. - Ethel Lee Williams Bias Brumfield, 88, died Monday, Sept. 17, 2001, at Memorial Hospital in Gulfport, Miss. She was a native of Hammond and a retired beautician of Ethel's Beauty Salon in Hammond. She is survived by one son, King David Dunomes Jr. of Gulfport; 10 grandchildren, 25 great- grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. The Rev. J.C. Wilkes will conduct the funeral Saturday at 11 a.m. at Mount Bethel Baptist Church, 30th Avenue in Gulfport. J.T. Hall Funeral Home, 31st Street, Gulfport, Miss., is in charge. Service information was provided by N.A. James Funeral Home, Hammond. HILDA RENE LENOIR CHRISTMAS AMITE - Hilda Rene Lenoir "Mama Ene" Christmas died Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2001, at the North Oaks Extended Care Unit in Hammond. She was a native of McComb, Miss., and retired from Lallie Kemp Charity Hospital in Independence. She is survived by one daughter, Merrie Christmas Bennett of Baton Rouge; two sons, Ernest Dayle Christmas of Garland, Texas, and Charles D. "Boo" Christmas of Amite; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles H. Christmas; her parents, Evan Harvey Lenoir and Minnie McDonald Lenoir; one brother, Evan Thomas Lenior. Visitation will be Friday at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 8 a.m. until the Rev. Bill Willis conducts the funeral at 11. Memorial contributions may be made to Shriner's Hospital for Children, 3100 Samford, Shreveport 71103, or to a charity of one's choice. NORMA BEALE HANSEN BATON ROUGE - Norma Beale Hansen died Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2001, at her home after a lengthy illness. She was born in New Orleans. She had a career in business and was a graduate of a business college in New Orleans. She was employed with Exxon, worked in her husband's office until he retired and was a member of member of the East Baton Rouge Parish Medical Society Alliance, the Baton Rouge Art League and a local garden club. She is survived by her husband, Dr. Robert H. Hansen Sr.; one son, Dr. Robert H. Hansen Jr.; one brother, Charles C. Beale of San Antonio; one sister, Rubye Beale Bernard of Baton Rouge; and three grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Clyde C. Beale and Effie White Beale; two sisters, Aline Beale and Mary Alice Jones Beale. Visitation will be today at Rabenhorst Funeral Home, 825 Government St., Baton Rouge, from 5 to 7 p.m. The Rev. George D. Kontos will conduct the service at noon Friday at Greenlawn Cemetery, Hammond. Memorial donations may be made to the Cancer Services of Greater Baton Rouge, 550 Lobdell Ave., Baton Rouge 70806, Hospice of Baton Rouge, 9063 Siegen Lane, Suite A, Baton Rouge 70810, or St. James Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 126, Baton Rouge 70821. ROBERT LEE PINES ROSELAND - Robert Lee Pines, 53, died Sunday, Sept. 16, 2001, at Hood Memorial Hospital, Amite. He is survived by his wife, Jacqueline Pines of Roseland; four sons, Telra Q. Mobley of Roseland, Byron Carter of Hammond, Ned Mobley of Fluker and Jeffery Peters of Atlanta; four daughters, Katrina L. Mobley and Robnisha B. Lewis, both of Roseland, Teandra Brown of Fluker and Tonita Carter of New Orleans; two sisters, Rosa Lee Chambers of Baton Rouge and Gwendolyn Lindsey of St. Francisville; five brothers, Louis Walker of Baton Rouge and Craig Williams, Melvin Williams, Robert Lindsey and Fredrick Lindsey, all of Hammond; his mother, Alice Thomas of Baton Rouge; his stepmother, Kate Pines; and 12 grandchildren. Visitation will be Friday at Richardson Funeral Home, Hammond, from 5 to 9 p.m. The Rev. Wilbert Jones will conduct the funeral Saturday at 11 a.m. at Rock Zion Missionary Baptist Church, Natalbany. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Hammond. ANNA ROBERTSON STRAHAN Anna Robertson Strahan, 96, died Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2001, at Hammond Nursing Home, Hammond. She was a native of Robert. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Geisler Funeral Home, Hammond. ANNIE LOUISE TUCKER SPRINGFIELD - Annie Louise Tucker, 92, died Monday, Sept. 17, 2001, at North Oaks Medical Center, Hammond. She is survived by one daughter, Evelyn Martin of Oakland, Calif.; three sons, Charles Tucker and Purblic Tucker, both of Springfield, and Lonnie Tucker of Hammond; and one brother, Vernon Caleb of Springfield. She was preceded in death by her husband, Percy L. Tucker Sr., and one son, Percy L. Tucker Jr. Visitation will be at N.A. James Funeral Home, Hammond, Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. The Rev. Warren Richards will conduct the funeral Saturday at 11 a.m. at Galilee Baptist Church, Springfield. Burial will be in St. James Cemetery, Springfield. September 21, 2001 * Alex J. Galladora, 81, Albany * Rodney Lee Jackson, 37, San Antonio * Granville McCoy, 81, Amite * Anna Robertson Strahan, 96, Hammond * Riley Williams, 69, Independence ALEX J. GALLADORA ALBANY - Alex J. Galladora, a decorated World War II veteran and longtime employee of Geisler Funeral Home, died Thursday, Sept. 20, 2001, at his home. The 81-year-old native of New Orleans had recently and retired from Geisler Funeral Home after 14 years of service. Galladora served in the U.S. Army during World War II where he earned two Purple Hearts and a Bronze Medal. He was a member of St. Margaret Catholic Church, the AmVets, the American Legion Knights of Columbus, the Young At Heart, Hungarian Heritage and Hungarian Culture organizations. He is survived by his wife, Helen Galladora of Albany; two sons, Jimmy and Bobby Galladora, both of Albany; one daughter, Alice Martina of Baton Rouge; one brother, Johnny Galladora of Arizona; one sister, Josie Mocsary of Albany; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Sam and Virginia Galladora; two brothers, Fred and Joe Galladora; and two sisters, Francis Winslow and Antoinette Marshall. Visitation will be Sunday at Geisler Funeral Home from 6 to 10 p.m. A military funeral will be Monday at St. Margaret Catholic Church, Albany, at 11 a.m., with burial following. RODNEY LEE JACKSON SAN ANTONIO - Rodney Lee Jackson, 37, died Thursday, Sept. 13, 2001, at his home. He was a native of Wilmer. He is survived by his wife, Darlon B. Jackson of San Antonio; one daughter, Alexandria Gabrielle Jackson of San Antonio; one sister, Carrie Lee Garrett of Folsom; two brothers, Gene Jackson of Arkansas and Robert Jackson of New Orleans. He was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents. Visitation will be today at Richardson Funeral Home, Amite, from 5 to 9 p.m. John Smith will conduct the funeral Saturday at 11 a.m. at Oak Ridge Baptist Church, and burial will be in Good Hope Cemetery. GRANVILLE MCCOY AMITE - Granville "G.K." McCoy, 81, died Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2001, at Hood Memorial Hospital, Amite. He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of World War II and a retired game warden for the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries. He is survived by two sons, Granville McCoy of Albany and Johnny McCoy of Arcola; two sisters, Ruth Summons of Grand Junction, Colo., and Wyonna "Doll" Rector of Bluff Creek; one stepbrother, W.A. Kogel of Baton Rouge. He was preceded in death by his wife, Evelyn Inez McCoy; one sister, Warrine Thompson; and three brothers, Norwood McCoy, Leroy "Sonny" McCoy and Otto McCoy; and two grandchildren. The Rev. Pat Bourg and the Rev. Casey Tingle conducted the funeral today at 11 a.m. at Kedron Baptist Church, Amite. Burial was in Kedron Cemetery, Amite. McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, was in charge. ANNA ROBERTSON STRAHAN Anna Robertson Strahan, 96, died Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2001, at Hammond Nursing Home, Hammond. She was a native of Robert. She is survived by four daughters, Anna Cowart of Hammond, Nell Lawson of Livingston, Dorothy Sloan and Christine Grimes, both of Plant City, Fla.; 14 grandchildren, 27 great- grandchildren and 18 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Luther Strahan; one son, Joseph Strahan; two daughters, Luther Mae Mitchell and Joyce Leatrice Strahan; three grandchildren, two sisters and two brothers. Visitation will be Saturday at Geisler Funeral Home, Hammond, from 9 a.m. until the Rev. Keith McAllister conducts the funeral at 2 p.m. Burial will be in Holly Gardens Cemetery. RILEY WILLIAMS INDEPENDENCE - Riley Williams, 69, died Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2001, at his home. He is survived by his wife, Elouise Doty of Independence; three sons, Bernard Batiste, Larry Williams and Stanley Williams, all of Independence; two sisters, Mattie W. East of Montpelier and Josephine W. Robertson of Independence; two brothers, the Rev. Francis Williams and Herbert Williams, both of Independence; 11 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two sons, Riley Williams Jr. and David Houston; one brother, Tyrie Williams; his mother, Mary Williams; and his father, John "Pete" Williams. Visitation will be today at Angelic Funeral Home, Roseland, from 4 to 9 p.m. The Rev. Francis Williams will conduct the funeral Saturday at noon at Butler's AME Zion Church, Amite. Burial will be in Durbin Cemetery, Independence. September 23, 2001 * Verna P. Broome, 84, Kentwood * Emilie Reeves Laird Davis, 80, Hammond * David T. Evans Jr., 78, Independence * Smiley Murrell Miller, 69, Hammond * James Carlton Parker Sr., 95, Hammond * Vincent Sanchez, 78, Kenner * Kevinia Lindasia Washington, newborn, Amite VERNA P. BROOME KENTWOOD - Verna P. Broome, 84, died Saturday, Sept. 22, 2001, at her home. She was a native of Foxworth, Miss., and a retired seamstress. Survivors include her son, Willie Broome of Kentwood; her daughters, Bessie Hayden of Amite and Elizabeth Parker of Poplarville, Miss.; nine grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren. Her husband, Willis Broome; and daughter, Mary Strickland; preceded her in death. Visitation is today at McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, from 6 to 9 p.m. and Monday from 8 a.m. until the funeral at 1 p.m. The Rev. Dennis Mitchell will conduct the service. Burial will be in Woodland Cemetery, Kentwood. EMILIE REEVES LAIRD DAVIS Emilie Reeves Laird Davis, 80, died Friday, Sept. 21, 2001, in Hammond Nursing Home. She was a native of Jayess, Miss. Survivors include her son, Gordon E. Laird of Warsaw, Mo.; two daughters, Carrie Laird Wagner of Hammond and Carol Laird Kyzar Fancher of Brookhaven, Miss.; two brothers, Carl S. Reeves of Denham Springs and Samuel V. Reeves of Zachary; her sister, Clara Reeves Mulkey of Tickfaw; 10 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Her first husband, Wilbur Laird; and her second husband, Clarence A. Davis; her son, Wilbur Lee Laird; and three brothers preceded her in death. Visitation is today at Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home, Hammond, from 6 to 10 p.m. and Monday from 8 a.m. until the funeral at 11 a.m. The Rev. Brian Bravo will conduct the service. Burial will be in Arcola Roseland Cemetery. DAVID T. EVANS JR. INDEPENDENCE - David T. Evans Jr., 78, died Saturday, Sept. 22, 2001, at his home. He was a native of Independence and a member of the First Baptist Church of Independence. Survivors include his wife, Daisy K. Evans of Independence; a daughter, Judy Fresina of Hammond; a son, David T. Evans III of Baton Rouge; four grandchildren and seven great- grandchildren. His daughter, Carolyn Evans, four sisters and five brothers, preceded him in death. Visitation will be Monday at Geisler Funeral Home, Hammond, from 10 a.m. until the funeral at 2 p.m. The Rev. Mitch Williams will conduct the service. Burial will be in the New Beulah Baptist Church Cemetery, Baptist. SMILEY MURRELL MILLER Smiley Murrell Miller, 69, died Thursday, Sept. 20, 2001, at his home. He was a native of Glen St. Mary, Fla., and a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean conflict. He was a retired district manager for Purina Mills. Survivors his wife, Janette Jones Miller of Hammond; three daughters, Teresa Miller Leone of Lilburn, Ga., Barbara Miller Sanders and Cheryl Miller Bankston, both of Brandon, Miss.; a sister, Alice Taylor of Ocala, Fla.; three brothers, Levy Miller of Reidsville, Ga., Arthur "Randy" Miller of Bracketville, Texas, and Henry Miller Jr. of St. Simons Island, Ga.; and six grandsons. His parents, Henry E. and Annie Mae Campbell Miller, preceded him in death. A graveside funeral was Saturday at the Brandon Memorial Cemetery, Brandon, Miss. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to the American Cancer Society. Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home, Hammond, was in charge. JAMES CARLTON PARKER SR. James Carlton "J.C." Parker Sr., 95, died Thursday, Sept. 20, 2001, at Heritage Manor Nursing Home in Hammond. He was a native of Mobile, Ala. Survivors include his daughter, Doris Ann Barbee of Hammond; his son, J. Carlton Parker Jr. of Slidell; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. His wife, Mary Reed Parker, three brothers and a sister, preceded him in death. A graveside service will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at the Pine Crest Cemetery in Mobile. Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home, Hammond, is in charge. VINCENT SANCHEZ KENNER - Vincent Sanchez, 78, died Friday, Sept. 21, 2001, at his home. He was a native of New Orleans and served 3 1/2 years in the U.S. Air Force. Survivors include his wife, Leontine "Teenie" Sanchez; his son, John Vincent Sanchez; his daughter, Peggy Ordonez; and five grandchildren. A Catholic service will be held at 3 p.m. today at Leitz-Eagan Funeral Home, Metairie. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery. KEVINIA LINDASIA WASHINGTON AMITE - Newborn Kevinia Lindasia Washington was stillborn Monday, Sept. 17, 2001 at St. Tammany Hospital, Covington. Survivors include her parents, Linda C. Edwards Washington and Kevin Washington, both of Montpelier; grandmothers, Marion Bell Washington and Sally Mae Edwards, both of Montpelier; and a grandfather, Woodrow Edwards of Montpelier. She was preceded in death by one brother, Kevin W. Washington; and a grandfather, Willie Washington. A graveside service will be Monday at 9 a.m. at St. Joseph Cemetery, Pine Grove, under the direction of Nathaniel Richardson. Richardson Funeral Home, Amite, is in charge. September 24, 2001 * Georgia Bertha Coleman, 66, Ponchatoula * Edna Dupuy Shaw, 89, Ponchatoula * Eunice Ritchie Stewart, 56, Livingston GEORGIE BERTHA COLEMAN PONCHATOULA - Georgie Bertha Coleman, 66, died Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2001, at her home. She was a homemaker and a member of Full Faith Christian Fellowship Church in Ponchatoula. She is survived by one son, Kenneth Coleman of Fullerton, Calif.; three daughters, Vallery A. Coleman Thorn of Ponchatoula, Phyllis McGary of Baton Rouge and Bertha N. Coleman of Superior, Wis.; five sisters, Helen Morris of Vallejo, Calif., Aline Johnson of Pomona, Calif., Louise Jackson of San Bernardino, Calif., Doris Triche of Ponchatoula and Flora Dean Flowers of Decatur, Ga.; two brothers, Lawrence and Robert Triche, both of Chicago; seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Visitation will be Tuesday at Richardson Funeral Home, Hammond, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. The Rev. Donnell Henderson will conduct the funeral at 7 at Full Faith Christian Fellowship Church. Dismissal will be Wednesday at 11 a.m., and burial will be in Holly Garden Cemetery. EDNA DUPUY SHAW PONCHATOULA - Edna Dupuy Shaw, 89, died Sunday, Sept. 23, 2001, at North Oaks Medical Center, Hammond. She was a native of Whitehall. She is survived by two daughters, Louella Robertson of Ponchatoula, and Mae Nell LeJeune of St. Amant; nine grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by an infant grandchild; five brothers, Sam, Joseph, Octave, Jessie and Eddie Dupuy; and three sisters, Palmyria Picou, Aglia Bezee and Marie Berthelot. Visitation will be Tuesday at Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home, Ponchatoula, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. The funeral will be at 2 at St. Stephens Catholic Church, Whitehall, and burial will be in Whitehall Cemetery. EUNICE RITCHIE STEWART LIVINGSTON - Eunice Ritchie Stewart, 56, died Sunday, Sept. 23, 2001, at Ochsner Foundation Hospital. She is survived by her husband, Joseph Stewart Sr. of Colyell; one daughter, Gracie Stewart of Colyell; three sons, Joseph Elliott Stewart Jr. of Loranger, Edward Ray Stewart of Ovid, Mich., and James Eric Stewart of Gonzales; one sister, Elsie Maier of Colyell; three brothers, Eugene and Kenneth Ritchie, both of Slidell, and William Ritchie of Florida; and 11 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Daniel Theodore and Lilly Mae Bateman Ritchie; and two sisters, Ruth Pauline McClain and Dorothy Ritchie. Visitation will be today at Midway Baptist Church in Satsuma after 6 p.m. The Rev. Wayne Talley will conduct the funeral Tuesday at 2:30 p.m., and burial will be in Colyell Cemetery. Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home, Hammond, is in charge. September 25, 2001 * Rita M. Estrada, 60, Nashville, Tenn. * Margaret Welch Hendry, 52, Roseland * Alkalene Lea Randol, 88, Wilmer * Mamie Seaberry, 73, Hammond * Barry Timberlake, 30, Memphis, Tenn. RITA M. ESTRADA NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Rita M. Estrada, 60, died Friday, Sept. 21, 2001, at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn. She was a native of Mansfield and was a bookkeeper. She is survived by two daughters, Cheryl E. Passman of Amite and Missy Dassel of Nashville; one son, Chester Lynn Estrada Jr. of Nashville; four grandchildren; and a former husband, Chester Lynn Estrada Sr. of Amite. Visitation will be Wednesday at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from noon until the funeral at 3 p.m. Burial will be in Pine Hill Cemetery, Arcola. MARGARET WELCH HENDRY ROSELAND - Margaret Welch Hendry, 52, died Monday, Sept. 24, 2001, at Hood Memorial Hospital in Amite. She was a native of Magnolia, Miss., and a housewife. She is survived by her husband, Pat Hendry of Chesbrough; two sons, Earl Clark Jr. of Greensburg and Travis Hendry of Amite; two brothers, Johnny and L.J. Welch Jr., both of Kentwood; one sister, Holly Morgan of Kentwood; and 12 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, L.J. Welch Sr. and Barbara Travis Welch; and one brother, Allen Welch. Visitation will be today at McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, from 6 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday from 8 a.m. until the Rev. Ted Long conducts the funeral at 11. Burial will be in Hyde Cemetery, Chesbrough. ALKALENE LEA RANDOL WILMER - Alkalene Lea Randol, 88, died Monday, Sept. 24, 2001, at her home. She was a member of Wilmer Baptist Church. She is survived by two sons, James Ely Randol of Stony Point, and William "Bill" Randol of Osyka, Miss.; three daughters, Delores Genusa of Amite, Louella Brooks and Maudine Athey, both of Stony Point; one brother, Dan Lea of Franklinton; one sister, Ruth Spears of Stony Point; 21 grandchildren, 46 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, James N. Randol; four brothers, Van, Lexford, Ted and Darwin Lea; and one sister, Massie Lee Miller. Visitation will be today at Crain Funeral Home, Franklinton, from 6 to 10 p.m., and Wednesday at Wilmer Baptist Church from 1 p.m. until the funeral at 2. Richard Magee and Joe Lott will conduct the service, and burial will be in the church cemetery. MAMIE SEABERRY Mamie Seaberry, 73, died Thursday, Sept. 20, 2001, at her home. She was a native of Centreville, Miss. She is survived by two daughters, Janet Robeye and Brenda Miller, both of Hammond; one son, Daniel Jackson of Hammond; nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Visitation will be today at Richardson Funeral Home, Hammond, from 6 to 9 p.m. The funeral will be Wednesday at 11 a.m., and burial will be in Holly Gardens Cemetery. BARRY TIMBERLAKE MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Barry Timberlake, 30, died Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2001, of heart failure. He was born in Independence and a member of the National Guard. He was an employee of the Maytag Co. He is survived by three sons, Jarrid Michael Timberlake, Zachary Raiden Timberlake and Duncan McCloud Timberlake, all of Memphis; his father, Stanley Timberlake of Ponchatoula; his mother and stepfather, Brenda and Michael DeSaix; one sister, Tiffany Kay Culver of Memphis; two half brothers, Christopher Ryan and Jonathor Timberlake, both of Memphis; and three stepbrothers, Gary Stephen Guillory, Kerry Michael Guillory and Scott Jarrid Guillory, all of Louisiana. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Bill Bo Newman Sr. and Hettie Lou Palmer Newman and Beaulah and Edward Timberlake. Services were held Friday at Family Funeral Care, Memphis, with a military burial following in Memory Hill Gardens. September 26, 2001 * Hazel Schroeder Cook, 71, Springfield * Durwood O'Neil Crain, 69, Hammond * Harry Gram Gist Jr., 50, Hammond * Carlton Don Guthrie, 58, Fort Worth, Texas * Margaret Welch Hendry, 52, Roseland * Barbara Jackson, 46, Tickfaw * Willie D. Johnson, 33, Kenner HAZEL SCHROEDER COOK SPRINGFIELD - Hazel Schroeder Cook, 71, died Monday, Sept. 24, 2001, at the Hammond Nursing Home. She was survived by two daughters, Edith Rogers of Kenner and Susan C. Stegeman of Madisonville; one son, Robert Cook Jr. of Springfield; one sister, Jessie Kinchen of Killian; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert L. Cook; one daughter, Cathy Higginbotham; one sister, Edith H. Timberlake; two brothers, Frederick and James Schroeder; and her parents, John and Hazel Blystad Schroeder. Visitation will be today at Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home, Ponchatoula, from 6 to 10 p.m. and Thursday from 8 a.m. until the funeral at 11. The Rev. Jerry Hughes will conduct the service. Burial will be in Schroeder Cemetery. DURWOOD O'NEIL CRAIN Durwood O'Neil Crain, 69, died Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2001, at his home. He was a native of Varnado. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home, Hammond. HARRY GRAM GIST JR. Harry Gram Gist Jr., 50, died Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2001, at North Oaks Medical Center, Hammond. He was a native of Winnfield and the vice president of the Bank of Greensburg. He is survived by his wife, Brenda Glass Gist; one son, Alan Gist; and twin sister, Heather Gist Swenson. A memorial service will be Thursday at 7 p.m. at Woodland Park Baptist Church, Hammond. The doors will open at 6 p.m. In lieu flowers, donations may be made to the Cancer Society or the building fund of Woodland Park Baptist Church, 1909 J.W. Davis Drive, Hammond 70403. N.A. James Funeral Home, Hammond, is in charge. CARLTON DON GUTHRIE FORT WORTH, Texas - Carlton Don Guthrie, 58, died Monday, Sept. 24, 2001, in Fort Worth, Texas. He was a retired U.S. Army sergeant first class and a Pinkerton security guard. He served in Korea, Germany, Thailand and the United States. He is survived by his wife, Erika Guthrie; one son, Mike Guthrie of New Orleans; one brother, Terry Guthrie of LaPlace; two sisters, Billie Van Huss and Effie Smith, both of New Orleans; and one grandchild. He was preceded in death by one brother, R.S. Guthrie. Visitation will be Thursday at Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home, Hammond, from 6 to 8 p.m. A graveside service with military honors will be Friday at Fort Hudson National Cemetery, * Zachary. *[Port Hudson ] [DWJ] Memorial may be made to the American Cancer Society, 3301 W. Freeway, Fort Worth, TX 76107. MARGARET WELCH HENDRY ROSELAND - Margaret Welch Hendry, 52, died Monday, Sept. 24, 2001, at Hood Memorial Hospital in Amite. She was a native of Magnolia, Miss., and a housewife. She is survived by her husband, Pat Hendry of Chesbrough; two sons, Earl Clark Jr. of Greensburg and Travis Hendry of Amite; two daughters, Barbara Sims of Chesbrough and Julie Hutchinson of Tangipahoa; two brothers, Johnny and L.J. Welch Jr., both of Kentwood; one sister, Holly Morgan of Kentwood; and 12 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, L.J. Welch Sr. and Barbara Travis Welch; and one brother, Allen Welch. The Rev. Ted Long conducted the funeral today at McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, and burial was in Hyde Cemetery, Chesbrough. BARBARA JACKSON TICKFAW - Barbara Jackson, 46, died Monday, Sept. 24, 2001, at North Oaks Medical Center, Hammond. She was a native of Independence and a homemaker. She is survived by her husband, Raymond Jackson of Independence; two daughters, Ramona Jackson and Bionca Jackson of Tickfaw; one son, Raymond Jackson Jr. of Independence; four brothers, Thomas Gulley of Amite, Jimmy Ray Gulley and Michael Johnson, both of Tickfaw, and Rayford Johnson of Independence; her mother, Pearline Gulley of Amite; her father, Thomas Gulley of Independence; and four grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one brother, James David Johnson. Visitation will be Thursday at Martin Chapel AME Church from 10 a.m. until the Rev. Thelma Thomas conducts the funeral at 1 p.m. Burial will be in Fleming Cemetery, Independence. Richardson Funeral Home, Hammond, is in charge. WILLIE D. JOHNSON KENNER - Willie D. Johnson, 33, died Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2001 in Tennessee. He was a native of Amite. He is survived by his wife, Charlene P. Johnson of Kenner; two stepdaughters, Nakesha Peters and Latoya Parker, both of Kenner; three sisters, Jennifer, Michelle and Janet Johnson, all of Houston; one stepbrother, Stacey Heard; five brothers, Antoine and Marvin Heard of Michigan, Jason Card, Donte Michael and Mark Johnson, all of Houston; his mother, Virginia Washington; his father, Willie Johnson Sr.; his stepmother, Pam Johnson; his grandparents, Elouise and Owen Haynes; and one grandchild. The funeral was this morning at Richardson Funeral Home, Kenner, and burial was in Mt. Zion Cemetery, Montpelier. September 27, 2001 * Georgia Bertha Coleman, 66, Ponchatoula * Durwood O'Neil Crain, 69, Hammond * Fred Knighten, 95, New Orleans GEORGIA BERTHA COLEMAN PONCHATOULA - Georgia Bertha Coleman, 66, died Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2001, at her home. She was a homemaker and member of Full Faith Christian Fellowship Church in Ponchatoula. She is survived by one son, Kenneth Coleman of Fullerton, Calif.; three daughters, Vallery A. Coleman Thorn of Ponchatoula, Phyllis McGary of Baton Rouge and Bertha N. Coleman of Superior, Wis.; five sisters, Helen Morris of Vallejo, Calif., Aline Johnson of Pomona, Calif., Louise Jackson of San Bernardino, Calif., Doris Triche of Ponchatoula and Flora Dean Flowers of Decatur, Ga.; two brothers, Lawrence and Robert Triche, both of Chicago; seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. The Rev. Donnell Henderson conducted the funeral Tuesday at Full Faith Christian Fellowship Church. Dismissal was Wednesday, and burial was in Holly Garden Cemetery. Richardson Funeral Home, Hammond, was in charge. DURWOOD O'NEIL CRAIN Durwood O'Neil Crain, 69, died Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2001, at his home. He was a native of Varnado. He was a U.S. Marine veteran of the Korean conflict and a retired electrician. He is survived by his wife, Ann Mydland Henkel Crain of Hammond; four daughters, Duran Crain of Santa Monica, Calif., Tanya Barstow and Charmane Momchilovich, both of San Diego, and Glynis Gecs; one son, Durwood O. Crain II of Las Vegas; one sister, Marcell Crain Davis of Albany; and one grandchild. He was preceded in death by his parents, H.L. and Vivian Seal Crain; and one sister, Marjorie Crain Jelsma. Visitation will be today at Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home, Hammond, from 5 to 9 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. until the funeral at 10. The Rev. Rodney Taylor will conduct the service. Burial will be in Seal Cemetery, Varnado. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Richard Murphy Hospice, the Shriners Hospital or to the American Cancer Society. FRED KNIGHTEN NEW ORLEANS - Fred Knighten, 95, a native of Hammond, died at his home. He is survived by one brother, Kirby Knighten of Hammond; and eight grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Georgia Knighten; and one son, Emmitt Knighten. Visitation will be today at N.A. James Funeral Home, Hammond, from 3 to 8 p.m. The Rev. Larry Cross will conduct a graveside service at Holly Gardens Cemetery, Hammond, Friday at 11 a.m. September 28, 2001 * Willie Alexander, 74, Hammond * Georgia Bertha Coleman, 66, Ponchatoula * Beaula Dyson, 89, Mt. Hermon * Shelby Hegwood, 52, Hammond * Leroy C. Sanders Jr., 72, Hammond * Edna Williams, 92, Hammond WILLIE ALEXANDER Willie Alexander, 74, died Monday, Sept. 24, 2001, at North Oaks Medical Center, Hammond. He was a native of New Orleans and retired from Schwegmann. He is survived by one daughter, Samantha Alexander of New Orleans; two sons, Anthony and Joseph Alexander, both of New Orleans; six daughters, Malbe McGhee and Mytris Jenkin, both of New Orleans, Alice Turner and Judy Doherty, both of Hammond, Bernice Pea of Ponchatoula and Estelle Reese of Cleveland; six brothers, Leroy Alexander, Otis Reese, Alton Jenkin and Charlie Jenkin, all of New Orleans, and James Alexander and Curtis Jenkin, both of Liberty, Miss.; and 23 grandchildren. Visitation will be today from 4 to 8 p.m. at N.A. James Funeral Home, Hammond. The Rev. L.T. Maryland will conduct the funeral Saturday at Mount Olive Baptist Church at 11 a.m. Burial will be in the church cemetery. GEORGIA BERTHA COLEMAN PONCHATOULA - Georgia Bertha Coleman, 66, died Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2001, at her home. She was a homemaker and a member of Full Faith Christian Fellowship Church in Ponchatoula. She is survived by one son, Kenneth Coleman of Fullerton, Calif.; three daughters, Vallery A. Coleman Thorn of Ponchatoula, Phyllis McGary of Baton Rouge, and Bertha N. Coleman of Superior, Wis.; five sisters, Helen Morris of Vallejo, Calif., Aline Johnson of Pomona, Calif., Louise Jackson of San Bernardino, Calif., Doris Triche of Ponchatoula and Flora Dean Flowers of Decatur, Ga.; two brothers, Lawrence and Robert Triche, both of Chicago; seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. The Rev. Donnell Henderson conducted the funeral Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Full Faith Christian Fellowship Church. Dismissal was Wednesday at 11 a.m. Burial was in Holly Garden Cemetery. Richardson Funeral Home, Hammond, was in charge. BEAULA DYSON MT. HERMON - Beaula Dyson, 89, died Thursday, Sept. 27, 2001, at Hood Memorial Hospital. She is survived by one sister, Hazel Shelton of Mt. Herman; and one brother, Eldee Dyson of Mt. Herman. The funeral will be Saturday at 1 p.m. at Union Chapel AME Church, Kentwood. Burial will be in the church cemetery. N.A. James Funeral Home, Hammond, is in charge. SHELBY HEGWOOD Shelby Hegwood, 52, died Thursday, Sept. 20, 2001, at North Oaks Medical Center, Hammond. He was a native of Independence. He is survived by five sisters, Mable Hegwood and Beverly Williams, both of Hammond, Evon Homes of Greensburg, Mildred Llod of Natalbany and Annie Gayle of Florida; three brothers, Lynn and Glenn of Hollywood, Fla., and Melvin Hegwood of Covington; and her mother, Mary Hegwood of Natalbany. Visitation will be today at Richardson Funeral Home, Hammond, from 5 to 9 p.m. The funeral will be Saturday at Reimer's-Gordon COGIC, Amite, at 11:30 a.m. W.K. Gordon will conduct the service, and burial will be in Holly Garden Cemetery, Hammond. LEROY C. SANDERS JR. Leroy C. Sanders Jr., 72, died Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2001, at North Oaks Medical Center. He was a native of Bunkie and a Korean War veteran. He is survived by his wife, Zcereita R. Sanders of Hugo, Okla.; four daughters, Ruby Giles of Amite, Iesha Sanders of Durante, Okla., Marion Sheridan and Sydner Garner, both of Hammond; two sons, Leroy Hall of West Monroe and Darren Sanders of Amite; 14 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his mother, Ophelia Cooper; one sister, Doris Jackson; and three brothers, Alfred Sanders, Clarence Campbell and Ernest Martin. Visitation will be today at Richardson Funeral Home, Hammond, from 6 to 9 p.m. The Rev. Jerry Hanible will conduct the funeral Saturday at 1 p.m., and burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery. EDNA WILLIAMS Edna Williams, 92, died Sunday, Sept. 23, 2001, at North Oaks Rehabilitation Center, Hammond. She was a native of Fluker. Visitation will be today from 4 to 7 p.m. at N.A. James Funeral Home, Hammond. The funeral will be Saturday at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery. September 30, 2001 * Charles Edward Blomquist Jr., 81, Hammond * Catherine Genco Cuti, 81, Amite * Ethel Louise McQueen Goldsby, Bogalusa * James David Jones, 87, Ponchatoula * Don Robichaux, 60, Ponchatoula * Jacob Cullen Simmons, 22, Independence * Elmer Herbert Smith, 48, Port Vincent * Carmilete Maxine Neal Wilson, 74, Ponchatoula CHARLES EDWARD BLOMQUIST JR. Charles Edward "Swede" Blomquist Jr., a cattle farmer and long-time member of the First Christian Church of Hammond, died Friday, Sept. 28, 2001, at his residence in Hammond. He was 81. He was a member of Dairymen Inc., for many years and was a member and former president of the Louisiana Farm Bureau. During World War II, he served in the Merchant Marines. Survivors include his wife, Kathryn Robertson Blomquist of Hammond; a brother, Curtis Blomquist of Hammond, and a sister, Sylvia Blomquist LaDew of Ponchatoula. Another brother, Wilbur Clarence Blomquist, preceded him in death. Visitation will be at Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home, Hammond, today from 1 p.m. until the funeral at 3 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. The Rev. William Eubanks and the Rev. Jeffrey Fletcher will conduct the service, and burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery. Donations to First Christian Church, 305 E. Charles St., Hammond 70401, or to North Oaks Hospice, P.O. Box 2668, Hammond 70404 are suggested in lieu of flowers. CATHERINE GENCO CUTI AMITE - Catherine "Katie" Genco Cuti, 81, a native and resident of Amite, died Friday, Sept. 28, 2001, at North Oaks Medical Center in Hammond. A homemaker, she was married to the late Domenico Cuti. Survivors include four children, Nancy Brown, Mary Cuti and Dominick Cuti, all of Amite, and Charles Cuti of St. Amant; two sisters, Mary Cefalu of Amite and Pauline Schittone of Baton Rouge; a brother, Paul Genco of Amite; nine grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. A daughter, Pauline "Polly" Remondet, and a brother, Sam Genco, preceded her in death as did a grandson. Visitation will be at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, tonight from 6 until 9 p.m. and Monday from 8 a.m. until 9:40 a.m. The Rev. Jack Nutter will conduct the service at St. Helena Catholic Church, Amite, at 10 a.m., and burial will be in Amite Memorial Gardens. ETHEL LOUISE McQUEEN GOLDSBY BOGALUSA - Ethel Louise McQueen Goldsby, wife of the late Joseph Hugh Goldsby Jr., of Amite and Bogalusa, died Friday, Sept. 28, 2001, following a brief illness. She was a resident of Amite. A graduate of the Mather School of Nursing at Baptist Hospital in New Orleans, she served several terms on and chaired the Bogalusa Mental Health Advisory Board. She was a member of the Ingleside Literary Society, the Bogalusa Philharmonic Society and St. Matthews Episcopal Church of Bogalusa. Survivors include her daughter, Carolyn Goldsby Kolb, and two grandchildren. Burial in Hillview Memorial Cemetery in Bogalusa followed the private funeral service held Saturday with the Rev. Keith Hall, rector of St. Matthews, officiating. Arrangements were with Brown-McGehee Funeral Home, Bogalusa. Donations to the Bogalusa Public Library or to the Altar Guild of St. Matthews are suggested. JAMES DAVID JONES PONCHATOULA - James David "J.D." Jones, 87, a native of Covington and resident of Ponchatoula, died Friday, Sept. 28, 2001, at his home. A welder, he had retired from Kaiser Aluminum. Survivors include his wife, Claire Fisher Jones of Ponchatoula; two sons, Edward J. Jones of Ponchatoula and James D. Jones Jr. of Picayune, Miss.; five grandchildren; three great- grandchildren; four sisters, Annie Jones Ferrant of Ponchatoula, Pat Jones Parrish and Ethel Jones Stroecker, both of Hammond, and Lena Jones Benoit of Kenner; and two brothers, Jakes Jones of Hammond and Edward "Bumpy" Jones of Ponchatoula. Five siblings, J.C. Jones, Castle Jones, Sidney Jones, Edna Jones Hebert and Irene Jones Barnes, preceded him in death, as did two grandchildren. Visitation will be at Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home, Ponchatoula, tonight from 6 until 9 p.m. and Monday from 8 a.m. until the funeral at 2 p.m. in the funeral home chapel in Ponchatoula. The Rev. Charles Bigner will officiate, and burial will be in Ponchatoula Cemetery. DON ROBICHAUX PONCHATOULA - Don Robichaux, 60, a native of Bossier City and resident of Ponchatoula, died Saturday, Sept. 29, 2001, at North Oaks Medical Center. Survivors include his wife, Josephine Palermo Robichaux of Ponchatoula; a daughter, Phyllis Robichaux of Meridian, Miss.; and a grandson. His parents were the late Joseph and Dixie McDaniel Robichaux. The Rev. Justin Kauchak, O.P., will conduct a memorial mass Monday at 6 p.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Ponchatoula. JACOB CULLEN SIMMONS INDEPENDENCE - Jacob Cullen Simmons, 22, a native of New Orleans who worked as a job performance trainer, died Friday, Sept. 28, 2001, at his residence near Independence. Survivors include his parents, George and Kate Simmons of Independence; two children, Chloe Simmons and Evan Zeigler, both of Holden; two sisters, Tiffany Kress of Brookfield, Wis., and Tara Simmons of Bogalusa; and a brother, Scott Simmons of Hammond. A graveside service will be held today at 2 p.m. with burial at the family cemetery in Independence. Arrangements are with McKneely Funeral Home, Amite. ELMER HERBERT SMITH PORT VINCENT - Elmer Herbert Smith, 48, a native of Ponchatoula, died Thursday, Sept. 27, 2001, at his home in Port Vincent. He was a welding inspector with J.E. Merit Contractors of Baton Rouge and had been employed with the company for 25 years. He was a member of the Army National Guard for six years. Survivors include his wife, Caroline Thomas Smith of Port Vincent; four children, Jerry Smith of Ponchatoula, Chris Smith and Samantha Smith, both of Port Vincent, and Amie Edwards of Korea; two grandchildren; his mother, Vernie Irene Cooper Smith of Ponchatoula; and six siblings, Irene Cannino and Bobby Allen Smith, both of Hammond, Marie Brooks of Riverside, Calif., Robelia Tycer of Loranger, Ruth Threeton of Springfield and Laton "Cooter" Smith of Ponchatoula. His father was the late Jerry Laton Smith. Visitation will be at Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home, Ponchatoula, Monday from 5 until 10 p.m. and Tuesday from 8 a.m. until the funeral at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel. Burial will be in Ponchatoula Cemetery. CARMILETE MAXINE NEAL WILSON PONCHATOULA - Carmilete "Connie" Maxine Neal Wilson, 74, a native of Husser and resident of Ponchatoula, died Friday, Sept. 28, 2001, at North Oaks Medical Center. She had worked for TG&Y. Her husband is the late Earl F. "Shorty" Wilson of Ponchatoula. Survivors also include four children, Donna Wilson Overland of Albany, Russell Earl Wilson of Husser, Rick Woodrow Wilson of Vider, Texas, and Duke Flint Wilson of Convent; 13 grandchildren and five great- grandchildren. Her parents, Percy and Alice Bahm Neal, preceded her in death as did a sister, Drusilla Wells, and three brothers, Harold, Donald and Oliver Neal. Visitation will continue at Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home, Ponchatoula, today from 8 a.m. until the funeral at 2 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. The Rev. Charles Bigner will conduct the service, and burial will be in Bahm Cemetery. ************************************************ Copyright. All rights reserved. http://usgwarchives.net/copyright.htm ************************************************

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Introduction: At N.A. James Funeral Home, we understand the profound impact of losing a loved one. We strive to provide compassionate support during these difficult times and help families honor the lives and legacies of their dearly departed. In this article, we will explore the significance of obituaries, their role in memorializing individuals, and how N.A. James Funeral Home crafts meaningful obituaries that pay tribute to those who have passed away.

Heading 1: The Purpose of Obituaries Obituaries serve as a way to inform the community about the passing of a loved one. They provide essential details such as the deceased's name, age, date of death, and sometimes the cause of death. However, they also go beyond mere factual information, offering an opportunity to share stories, memories, and accomplishments that defined the person's life.

Heading 2: Crafting Personalized Obituaries At N.A. James Funeral Home, we believe that every life is unique and deserves to be celebrated in a meaningful way. Our team of dedicated writers takes great care in crafting obituaries that reflect the individual's personality, achievements, and impact on others. By delving into the personal details provided by the family, we create a tribute that captures the essence of the person being honored.

Heading 3: Preserving Legacies Through Words Obituaries not only inform the community of a loss but also serve as a lasting legacy for the deceased. They provide an opportunity to highlight the person's accomplishments, passions, and the impact they made on the lives of others. By capturing and preserving these stories, obituaries become a testament to the individual's life and ensure their memory lives on.

Heading 4: Honoring Traditions and Cultural Practices Different cultures and traditions have their unique ways to honor and remember the deceased. At N.A. James Funeral Home, we recognize the importance of cultural sensitivity and work closely with families to incorporate these traditions into the obituary. From religious rituals to customs specific to certain communities, we ensure that the obituary serves as a respectful reflection of the deceased's heritage.

Heading 5: The Role of Obituaries in Grief Support During times of loss, obituaries can provide solace and support to grieving families and friends. They serve as a platform for sharing stories and memories, allowing individuals to come together and celebrate the life that was lived. Obituaries also serve as a way for the community to express condolences and offer support during these challenging times.

Heading 6: N.A. James Funeral Home: Your Compassionate Partner When dealing with the loss of a loved one, having a compassionate and understanding funeral home by your side can make a significant difference. N.A. James Funeral Home is committed to providing personalized services that honor the life of your loved one. From crafting heartfelt obituaries to arranging meaningful services, we are here to support you every step of the way.

Conclusion: Obituaries play a vital role in memorializing individuals and celebrating their lives. At N.A. James Funeral Home, we understand the significance of crafting obituaries that capture the essence of the person being honored. Through personalized and compassionate writing, we ensure that the obituaries we create become a lasting tribute to the legacies of those who have passed away.

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  1. How long does it take to create an obituary? Creating an obituary is a collaborative process between our team and the family. The timeline can vary depending on the complexity of the tribute, but we strive to complete it within 24-48 hours.

  2. Can we include personal anecdotes and stories in the obituary? Absolutely! Personal anecdotes and stories are highly encouraged as they provide a unique insight into the life of the individual being remembered.

  3. Can we request specific formatting or structure for the obituary? Yes, we are more than happy to accommodate specific formatting or structure requests. Our goal is to create an obituary that reflects the wishes of the family and honors the deceased in the most meaningful way possible.

  4. Will the obituary be published in local newspapers? Yes, we work closely with local newspapers to ensure the obituary reaches the community. However, it is ultimately up to the family to decide where they would like the obituary to be published.

  5. Can we make changes to the obituary after it has been published? Yes, we understand that details may need to be updated or added. We offer assistance in making any necessary changes to the obituary even after it has been published.

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