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Robert "Bobby" James Foster - September 28, 2014

Robert "Bobby"James Foster a native of Springfield, LA passed away peacefully in his home on Sunday, September 28, 2014. He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Patricia Hebert Foster, son Billy Foster and his wife Tammy, step-daughter Beryl Caillouet Stokes and her husband Mike, grandsons Caleb and Will Foster, three step-daughters, four step-grandchildren, sister Wilma McKinney, and bother Henry Foster. Proceeded in death by parents...

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Eloina C. Alvarez - September 27, 2014

Eloina C. Alvarez, 89 of Hammond, Louisiana, passed away September 27, 2014, at Forrest Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Covington where she was a resident for 4 years. Eloina Alvarez was born in Cuba on October 3rd, 1924. She was married to Luis C. Alvarez. She worked as a seamstress for many, many years. Eloina enjoyed cooking, sewing, spending time with her three grandchildren and her numerous cats and kittens. Eloina is...

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Tracey S. Childress - September 27, 2014

Tracey S. Childress, 49 years old of Ponchatoula, Louisiana, passed away, Saturday, September 27, 2014, at North Oaks Medical Center. He was born on Monday, October 26, 1964, in Independence, LA, son of the late James Childress and the late Diane Wolf Childress. Surviving are brothers, Terry Childress, Sr. and wife Brenda Childress of Pride, LA; Steve Childress and wife Ginger Childress of Robert, La, Tommy Childress and wife Denise Childress...

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Rufus "Ken" Kennedy Sticker - September 27, 2014

Rufus "Ken" Kennedy Sticker, 82 years old of Ponchatoula, Louisiana, passed away, Saturday, September 27, 2014, at his home with his family by his side. He was born on Friday, May 13, 1932, in New Orleans, La., to Rufus B. Sticker Jr. and Gertie "Nana" Vining Sticker. Ken was a barber for over 60 years in Ponchatoula. He enjoyed life and loved to go hunting, fishing and gardening, but especially loved his church and spending time with his...

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James "Buddy" Edward Bodker, Sr. - September 23, 2014

James Edward "Buddy" Bodker Sr., 93 years old of Ponchatoula, Louisiana, passed away peacefully, with his loving wife, daughter and son by his side on Tuesday, September 23, 2014, at Richard Murphy Hospice House. He was born on Wednesday, January 26, 1921, in Ponchatoula, La., son of the late Albert John Bodker and the late Sarah Bendix Bodker. He was a lifelong resident of Ponchatoula and a teacher and coach at Ponchatoula High School for...

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Laurie Gay Stevens Perrin - September 23, 2014

Laurie Gay Stevens Perrin, 60 years old of Ponchatoula, Louisiana, passed away Tuesday, September 23, 2014, at her home surrounded by family. She was born September 14, 1954 to Violet Byers Stevens and the late Paul Joseph Stevens. Laurie was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Ponchatoula, LA Surviving are her husband of 32 years, Ronald Joseph Perrin; daughter, Casey Lane Perrin Robert (husband Garrick Robert) of Ponchatoula, LA; 2 sons...

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Mary Lou Harris - September 21, 2014

Mary Lou Harris, 64 years old of Independence, Louisiana, passed away on Sunday, September 21, 2014 in Hammond. She was born on August 17, 1950, in Independence, Louisiana to John L and Lenora Erwin Kinchen. Mary enjoyed life and loved serving her Lord, helping others, shopping, her salt water fish tank but especially loved spending time with her family. Mary is survived by her loving husband of 49 years, Bentley "Bennie" John Harris, Sr.,...

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Dorothy Doris Lemoine - September 20, 2014

Dorothy Doris Lemoine, 86 years old of Hammond, passed away Saturday, September 20, 2014, at Live Oak Village of Hammond. She was born on Saturday, October 22, 1927, in Jayess, Mississippi. Surviving are her 2 sons, Marvin Boyd and Alton Boyd; 6 grandchildren, Jackie Lambert, Fred Kilcrease, Bryan Kilcrease, Megan McClendon, Marie Faulk, and Amanda Ridgel; 7 great-grandchildren; and 4 great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her...

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Joyce Frances Bentivegna - September 19, 2014

Joyce Frances Bentivegna , 79 years old of Robert, Louisiana, passed away on Friday, September 19, 2014, at her home with her family by her side. She was born on June 17, 1935, in New Orleans, Louisiana to Frank and Beatrice Canizaro Cantrell. Joyce enjoyed life and loved to cook and sew but especially loved spending time with her family. Joyce is survived by her daughter, Mona Bentivegna, her grandson, Dustin Crisp, her granddaughter,...

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Mary Fedele Giacone - September 18, 2014

Mary Fedele Giacone, 85 years old of Hammond, passed away Thursday, September 18, 2014, at her residence. She was born on Sunday, October 14, 1928, in Tickfaw. Mrs. Mary touched the lives of many people with her warm and loving smile as she greeted when they entered the A&P and Guys Quality Foods. She will be missed by many. Surviving are her daughter & son-in-law, Anna Marie and Butch Wiley; son & daughter-in-law, Jasper Steve and Debbie...

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Hollis Herbert Poche - September 18, 2014

The sight of Hollis Herbert Poche backing up his truck to unload at the farmers' market on a Saturday in April always meant one thing: high demand for the most delicious, sun-ripened, juicy red Ponchatoula strawberries. For 45 years, Hollis produced acres of strawberries, to local acclaim. The beloved Naturalist, 91, was welcomed into heaven and joined his treasured wife, Betty, on September 18, 2014. Hollis Herbert Poche was born on May 26,...

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Jacob Paul Brignac - September 17, 2014

Jacob Paul Brignac, 32 years old of Killian, Louisiana, passed away Wednesday, September 17, 2014, at North Oaks Medical Center. Jacob was born on Thursday, December 17, 1981, in Hammond. Surviving are father, Paul Brignac, sister, Krystal Brignac, brother, C.J. Calder, grandfather, Elga Paul Brignac, grandparents, Bobby and Lavergne Lambert, Jacob is lovingly remembered by many cousins, a nephew and aunts and uncles. He is preceded in...

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Jacob Wayne Eugene Byers - September 17, 2014

Jacob Wayne Eugene Byers, 32 years old of Ponchatoula, passed away Wednesday, September 17, 2014, at North Oaks Medical Center. He was born on Friday, January 1, 1982, in Hammond. Surviving are his father, Lonnie Byers; sister, Ladonna Ernest; and brother, Josh Byers. He is preceded in death by his mother, Patsy Ann Guthrie Byers.

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Rosa Basham - September 16, 2014

Rosa Basham, 70 years old of Tickfaw, Louisiana, passed away, Tuesday, September 16, 2014, at Our Lady of the Lake - Livingston. She was born on Thursday, January 6, 1944, in Independence, La., daughter of the late Pittman Rainey and the late Myrtle McQueen. Surviving are sons, Edmond Basham Jr. and wife Shirley Basham, Michael Basham, Albert Bashman and wife Melissa Basham, Johnnie Basham and wife Denise Basham, daughter, Lisa Basham sisters...

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Joseph "Joe" F. Coco III - September 13, 2014

Joseph F. "Joe" Coco, III, 51 years old of Robert, Louisiana, passed away on Saturday, September 13, 2014 at home with his family by his side. Joe was born on August 7, 1963, in New Orleans, Louisiana to Joseph F (Beth) Coco Jr. and Merry O'Brien Johnson . Joe is survived by his wife, Stacy Singletary Coco, his son, Thad (Katie) Coco, grandchildren, Serenity, Phoenix, and Ember Coco and Roman Pomes, his brothers, Sean (Monique) Johnson,...

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Debbie Lynette Holland - September 13, 2014

Debbie Lynette Holland, 44 years old of Ponchatoula, passed away Saturday, September 13, 2014, at her residence. She was born on Thursday, March 12, 1970, in Independence. Surviving are her father, Eldon Ivy Holland and wife Linda; 3 daughters, Erica Erwin, Missy Stanford, and Rachael Stanford; and 5 sisters and brothers, Cindy May Holland, Eldon Jean Holland, Lisa Ann Stokely, Carolyn Denise Holland, and Eric Edward Holland. She is preceded...

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James Lampin Dunn, Sr. - September 11, 2014

James Lampin Dunn, Sr., 84, passed away quietly in his sleep on September 11, 2014. He was born on October 12, 1929 in Hammond, Louisiana. He graduated from Hammond High School and attended Southeastern Louisiana University before entering the Air Force. After moving to Houston in 1962, Jim founded several companies including Dunn Advisory Services, American Security Trust Company, American Life Insurance Company, Jackson Landing Shipyard and...

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Jeffray "Peanut" R Leco - September 11, 2014

Jeffray "Peanut" R. Leco jr., 56 years old of Independence, Louisiana, passed away on Thursday, September 11, 2014, at home with his family by his side. Peanut was born on March 26, 1958, in New Orleans, Louisiana to Jeffray Raymond, Sr. and Pearl Melancon Leco.

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Emmett Eugene Egnew - September 10, 2014

Emmett Eugene Egnew, a lifelong resident of Ponchatoula, he died at 6:53 pm Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at Lakeview Regional Hospital in Covington. He was 73, born October 2, 1940, at the family home in Ponchatoula. Emmett was a 1958 graduate of Ponchatoula High School and retired from the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development with 33 years of service. Affectionately known as Frog or Jake Joseph, he loved hunting and fishing...

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Zoltan "Zolie" Paul Bajaczky - September 9, 2014

Zoltan "Zolie" Paul Bajaczky, 88 years old of Hammond, Louisiana, passed away on Tuesday, September 9, 2014 in Covington where he spent his last days fighting a brave battle succumbing to renel failure. He was born on October 2, 1925 in Ungvar, Hungary to Janos and Maria Bajaczky. Zolie enjoyed life and loved to work in the yard, cooking, being outdoors, carpentry, watching Fox News and CNN, but especially loved his grandchildren and his family....

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