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Stephen Schouest - September 30, 2013

Stephen James Schouest, 50 years old of Loranger, Louisiana and native of Avondale, LA passed away Monday, September 30, 2013, at North Oaks Medical Center. He was born on Friday, November 16, 1962, in New Orleans, LA son of Dudley A. Sr. and Janet Lineman Schouest . Surviving are his wife of 25 years Donna Richoux Schouest; son Stephen D. Schouest; daughter Shea J. King; 2 granddaughters Jennifer Denise and Marissa Shea Wood; grandson,...

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James Jules Bernos - September 28, 2013

Mr. James Jules Bernos, 88 years old of Hammond, Louisiana, passed away Saturday, September 28, 2013, at Heritage Health Care. He was born on Tuesday, July 7, 1925, in New Orleans, son of the late Harold Raphael and Cora Pearl Tell Bernos. He was a US Navy WWII veteran. Surviving are his sons & daughters-in-law, James and Virginia Ferro Bernos, Donald and Laura Dawsey Bernos, 6 grandchildren and their spouses, David and Christine Bernos,...

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Donald George Rhodes - September 27, 2013

Donald George Rhodes, 86, of Hammond, Louisiana passed away September 27, 2013 at Ochsner Medical Center in New Orleans, Louisiana. Born in Newark, New Jersey October 8, 1926, he was the son of Edna E. and George J. Rhodes. He was a World War II veteran in the United States Navy. After earning the B.A. at the University of Redlands and the Master of Arts in Political Science from Louisiana State University, Donald taught a wide variety of...

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Jenna Leanne Fabre - September 25, 2013

Miss Jenna Leanne Fabre, 22 years old of Ponchatoula, Louisiana, passed away Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at her residence. She was born on Tuesday, December 18, 1990, in Hammond, Louisiana. Surviving are her son, Braedyn Oliver, mother, Lynette Peltier, father, Shannon Fabre, brother, Tyler Hammond, maternal grandparents, Glenn and Alice R. Peltier, and her paternal grandmother, Wanda W. Fabre. She is preceded in death by her paternal...

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Barbara Ann Olivier Hoyt - September 25, 2013

Barbara Ann Olivier Hoyt, 71 years old of Hammond, Louisiana, passed away, Wednesday, September 25, 2013, at her home. She was born on Tuesday, July 14, 1942, in Mobile, Alabama, daughter of the late Frederick Joseph Olivier and the late Estelle Rousseau Olivier both of New Iberia. Barbara was a graduate of Mt. Carmel Academy, New Iberia, and Southeastern Louisiana University, Hammond, an alum and charter member of the Kappa Tau Chapter of...

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Louis Joseph Dugas, Jr - September 24, 2013

Louis Joseph "L.J." Dugas Jr. , 81 years old of Ponchatoula, Louisiana, passed away Tuesday, September 24, 2013, at North Oaks Medical Center. He was born on Tuesday, November 24, 1931, in Morganza, Louisiana son of the late Louis Joseph Sr. and Alice Babin Dugas. Surviving are his daughter, Deborah Dugas Pfisterer; 2 sons Thomas & Roger Dugas; 2 step-daughters Faye Ciolino & Maxine Williams; 6 sisters Denise Schilling, Doris Schilling,...

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Lawanda Rush Turk - September 24, 2013

Lawanda Rush Turk , 71 years old of Hammond, Louisiana, passed away Tuesday, September 24, 2013, at Belle Maison Nursing Home. Lawanda was born on Monday, June 15, 1942, in Clovis New Mexico. Surviving are sons & daughters-in-law, Kevin and Dee Turk and Albert and Colette Turk Jr., also survived by 5 grandchildren, Valarie, Casey, Zearl, Brittney and Alyson. She is preceded in death by husband, Albert "Al" Leroy Turk, son, Frank Turk,...

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King M. DePhillips, Sr. - September 20, 2013

King M. DePhillips Sr., 73 years old of Independence, passed away Friday, September 20, 2013, at North Oaks Medical Center. He was born on Wednesday, August 21, 1940, in Roseland. Mr. DePhillips served in the United States Navy. Surviving are his wife, Linda DePhillips; sons and daughters-in-law, Michael DePhillips and Carol of Killian, and King M. DePhillips Jr. and Debbie of Independence; daughters, Tammy Tanner of Pascagoula, MS, Denise...

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Victor Roche "Vic" Raxsdale - September 20, 2013

Victor Roche Raxsdale Born February 28, 1927 in Alexandria, Louisiana. The Rite of Burial for Victor Roche "Vic" Raxsdale will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, September 28, 2013 in Grace Memorial Episcopal Church with Rev. Paul Bailey officiating. Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. until time of service at the church. Burial will be in Lafayette Memorial Park, Lafayette, LA. Survived by: wife, Anne Cooper Raxsdale of Robert; sons,...

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Linda Gourgues - September 19, 2013

Linda Wells Majesty Gourgues , 60 years old of Slidell, Louisiana, passed away Thursday, September 19, 2013, in Slidell. Linda was born on Saturday, September 20, 1952, in New Orleans. Surviving are husband of 22 years, James Gourgues, daughter & son-in-law, Stephanie Majesty Lormand and Brennan Lormand, sons & daughters-in-law, Daniel Jacob Majesty and Dana Winn Majesty, Patrick James Majesty and Heather Majesty, daughter-in-law, Sandi...

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Minnie Payne Hardy - September 18, 2013

Minnie Payne Hardy , 69 years old of Independence, Louisiana, passed away Wednesday, September 18, 2013, at North Oaks Medical Center. Minnie was born on Monday, October 11, 1943, in Amite. Surviving are daughter & son-in-law, Sandra and Kevin Sims, daughter her boyfriend, Darlene Powell and Robert Doherty Jr., son, Charles Haggard Jr., sister, Sharron Dragicevic, brothers, Sidney and Bobby Payne, grandchildren, Ashley (Anthony), Krissi,...

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Frank Lanier - September 18, 2013

Frank Lanier of Hammond, Louisiana stepped into eternity to meet his Lord face to face on Wednesday, September 18, 2013. He passed away peacefully with his wife and children at his side. Mr. Lanier was preceded in death by his parents Donald Sidney and Alma Drude Lanier, and his brother Herbert Lanier, all of Ponchatoula. He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Nell Townsend Lanier, daughter Patricia Lanier of Lafayette, Louisiana, son...

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Allan Lee Chambers - September 16, 2013

Mr. Allan Lee Chambers, 74 years old of Hammond, Louisiana, passed away Monday, September 16, 2013, at North Oaks Medical Center. He was born on Monday, March 6, 1939, in Parker, Pennsylvania, son of the late Daniel and Edith Redick Chambers. Surviving are his wife of 55 years, Bonnie B. Chamber, daughter, Brenda Chambers, son, Bruce Chambers, 4 grandchildren, Donald Ray Ware, Tiana Nicole White, Elizabeth Anne Morgan, Rebecca Lee Morgan...

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Gene Phillip McDonald - September 15, 2013

Gene Phillip McDonald , 85 years old of Hammond, Louisiana, passed away Sunday, September 15, 2013, at Live Oak Village of Hammond. Gene was born on Friday, July 13, 1928, in Fordland, MO. He was a retired educator from S.L.U. and Trafton, he also taught in the East Baton Rouge Parish Schools. Gene was a U.S. Air Force Veteran. Surviving are wife of 58 years, Betty Lummus McDonald, daughter, Susan Lynette Johnson, son & daughter-in-law,...

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Vincent "Black" Joseph Garafola - September 14, 2013

Vincent "Black" Joseph Garafola, 73 years old of Hammond, Louisiana, passed away, Saturday, September 14, 2013, at North Oaks Medical Center. He was born on Monday, February 12, 1940, in Independence, La., son of the late Tom Garafola and the late Louise Gagliano Garafola. Surviving are wife, Vera Lemoine Garafola, daughter, Vickie Garafola Dauthier, daughter & son-in-law, Valerie Garafola Brown and husband, Jason Brown, son, Vincent Garafola,...

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Juanita Ruth Cleveland Gleber - September 14, 2013

Juanita was born in St. Rose, LA on October 3, 1923 daughter of the late Thomas and Melvina Crespo Cleveland. Instead of celebrating her birthday on October 3, we are celebrating her spiritual rebirth today. She passed away Saturday September 14 at home surrounded by her loved ones. She and husband Louis Gleber Jr. moved from Harrahan to Loranger in 1952. They were active members of St. Dominic Catholic Church in Husser. She loved her church...

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Alton Whiddon - September 14, 2013

Alton Whiddon, 87 years old of Independence, Louisiana, passed away, Saturday, September 14, 2013, at his home. He was born on Thursday, June 3, 1926, in Independence, La., son of the late Nathadus Whiddon and the late Drucilla Watts Whiddon. Surviving are son & daughter-in-law, Billy Alton and Angel Whiddon, grandchildren Kristi and husband, Edward Reimard, Jerry and wife, Jessica Parker, Destiny Whiddon, Seana and husband, Christopher...

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Louise Myrtle Brown Cooper - September 13, 2013

Mrs. Louise Myrtle Brown Cooper, 94 years old of Ponchatoula, Louisiana, passed away Friday, September 13, 2013, at Belle Maison Nursing Home. She was born on Tuesday, October 15, 1918, in New Orleans, daughter of the late Richard and Myrtle Kemp Brown. Surviving are her sons & daughters-in-law, Richard and Carolyn Cooper, Tommy and Mary Ann Cooper, 6 grandchildren, Todd Cooper, Sherry Jones, Tasha Lipps, Dusty Cooper, Joseph Cooper, Jacob...

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Acey Allen - September 12, 2013

Acey Allen , 94 years old of Ponchatoula, Louisiana, passed away Thursday, September 12, 2013. He was born on Monday, November 11, 1918, in Holden, LA son of the late Hubert and Mary Wells Allen. Mr. Allen was a veteran of World War II and was involved in many campaigns including the Normandy Invasion. Surviving are wife, Shirley Gill Allen; 6 children daughter & son-in-law, Gerolyn Ruth & Anthony Mannino, son & daughter-in-law, Gerald...

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Susan Motichek Craddock - September 12, 2013

Mrs. Susan Motichek Craddock, 59 years old of Hammond, Louisiana, passed away Thursday, September 12, 2013, at Hammond Nursing Home. She was born on Sunday, October 25, 1953, daughter of the late James David Motichek, Sr. and the late Carrie Murry Motichek. Surviving are her 4 sons, Philip Rohner, Jr., Kevin Rohner, Joey Craddock, David Craddock; sister-in-law, Rosemary Motichek; and grandchildren, Abbigaile Joann Craddock and Jonah Craddock;...

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