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Arcediano, Rebecca Lynn  
Rebecca Lynn Arcediano, resident of Houston, TX. and native of Baton Rouge, LA. passed away on Friday, August 26, 2016 at the age of 33 years old. Services details can be obtained with Greenoaks Funeral Home.
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Published in TheAdvocate.com from Aug. 30 to Aug. 31, 2016
Boudreaux, Woodrow Wilson  
Noonie passed away on August 30, 2016 at Plaquemine Caring at the age of 86. He was a retired supervisor with Hebert Brothers Engineers having never missed a day of work and resident of Plaquemine. He was a U.S. Army veteran. Graveside service at Grace Memorial Park in Plaquemine on Thursday, September 1st at 10am. He is survived by his three children Terry and Robert Boudreaux and Kathy Ketchum and ex son in law Edward Ketchum; six grandchildren Eddie, Joshua and Alicia Ketchum and Chris, Jessie and B.J. Boudreaux; one great grandchild Paisley Ketchum. Preceded in death by his wife Dorothy Piper Boudreaux and parents Theophile Boudreaux and Aurelia Guillory Boudreaux LeJeune and eight siblings.
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Published in TheAdvocate.com from Aug. 31 to Sept. 1, 2016
Bramhall, Dorothy Louise Diamond  
Dorothy Louise Diamond Bramhall born on February 24, 1952, joined her parents in Heaven on August 11, 2016. She will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, sister, aunt, cousin, and friend. Dottie was always a caring, compassionate, friendly, forgiving woman, with an infectious smile, and who loved music listening and dancing, especially to the Chase Tyler Band. She is survived by her loving family and friends. Dottie was preceded in death by her parents, Jack L. and Frances E. Diamond. Husband James Bramhall, previous husbands Steve LeBlanc and Frank Jones. Dottie and James had a combined family consisting of children Melissa Bramhall Flaherty, Jessica Bramhall, Katrina Bramhall, Thomas Jones, Christopher LeBlanc, and Stephanie LeBlanc. Sisters Frances Diamond Allen and Mary A Diamond-Stockwell. Grandchildren Jakob Nail, Kennedy Jones, Adriana LeBlanc, Connor Flaherty, Keira Flaherty, and Cole Flaherty as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. Visitation will be held at Resthaven Funeral Home, 11817 Jefferson Hwy., Baton Rouge, LA, on Tuesday, August 30, 2016, from 6pm-9pm. Visitation will also be held at St. Aloysius Church, 2025 Stuart Ave., Baton Rouge, LA, on Wednesday, August 31 from 11:30am until Mass of Christian burial at 12:30pm. Burial to follow at Resthaven Gardens of Memory in the Garden of Crucifixion. In lieu of flowers, her family requests that donations be made to Mary Bird Perkins in the name of Dorothy Bramhall. Family and friends may sign the online guestbook or leave a personal note to the family at www.resthavenbatonrouge.com.
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Published in TheAdvocate.com from Aug. 27 to Aug. 31, 2016
Branau, Hilda  
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, August 31, 2016 at a 10:00 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial in St. Peter Roman Catholic Church in Carencro for Hilda Branau, age 86, the former Hilda Kuechler, who passed away Saturday, August 27, 2016 at Lafayette General Medical Center. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery in Lafayette. The Rev. Mark Ledoux, pastor of St. Peter Roman Catholic Church, will officiate at the services. Mrs. Branau was a native of Long Island, NY and had been a resident of Carencro 1997. She was a parishioner of St. Peter Roman Catholic Church and was a member of the Bonne Mort Society, Mount Carmel Society and Rosary Society. Survivors include two daughters, Denise E. Halvorson and Barbara A. Newhouse and her husband, Richard; one daughter-in-law, Tracie Branau; five grandchildren, Jessica Newhouse and her boyfriend, David Danziger, Lisa Ross and her husband, William, Christopher Newhouse and his wife, Marite, Jennifer Hebert and her husband, David, and Bryce Branau; and one great grandson, Landon Hebert. She was preceded in death by her husband Edward F. Branau, Sr.; her parents, John Kuechler and the former Martha Wosnitza; one son, Edward F. Branau, Jr.; and one sister, Margaret Kuechler. A rosary will be prayed at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home. The family requests that visiting hours be observed from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Tuesday and will continue from 8:00 a.m. until service time on Wednesday. View the obituary and guestbook online at www.melanconfuneralhome.net. Melancon Funeral Home, Evangeline Memorial Gardens Chapel, 4117 N. University Ave., Carencro, (337) 896-3232, is in charge of arrangements.
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Published in TheAdvocate.com from Aug. 29 to Aug. 31, 2016
Breaux, Jeanette Haynes Rita  
Jeanette Haynes Rita Breaux, native of Plaquemine and resident of Baton Rouge, passed away on Sunday, August 28, 2016 at the age of 89. She was retired from the Department of Motor Vehicles. Jeanette had a passion for cooking, especially anything with a roux. She enjoyed her rocking chair and watching her favorite games shows, but most of her she valued her family. A loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and sister. Jeanette is survived by her daughter, Lisa Breaux Vetter and husband Andrew; son, Warren P. Breaux, Jr. and wife Carmen; four grandchildren, Christie and Brittany Breaux ,Drew and Luke Vetter; two great grandchildren, Holton and Abigal Breaux; and sister, Ruth Babin. She is preceded in death by her husband, Warren P. Breaux, Sr.; parents, Leon and Vivian Haynes; and sisters, Doris Boudreaux and Evelyn Dupre. Visiting hours will be on Wednesday, August 31, 2016 beginning at 12pm until funeral service at 2pm. Pallbearers are Warren P. Breaux, Jr., Holton Breaux, Andrew Vetter, Luke Vetter, Mike Savignol, and Timmy Babin. Interment will follow on the grounds of Greenoaks Memorial Park. Condolences are welcome at www.greenoaksfunerals.com.
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Published in TheAdvocate.com from Aug. 29 to Aug. 31, 2016
Brister, Genevieve Walker  
Genevieve Walker Brister, age 91, of Baton Rouge, LA passed from this world on August 30, 2016 at Landmark residence home. She was born on November 11, 1924 in Pensacola, Florida to Newman L. Walker and Philomen W. Walker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dewey A. Brister, Sr. Surviving family members are her daughter, Laura B. Blanchard and children, Dr. G. Michael Blanchard & wife Tricia Hatten Blanchard, Andrew T. Blanchard & wife Claire Murphy Blanchard, daughter, Jennie B. Walsh and son, Douglas B. Walsh, son Dewey A. Brister, Jr. & wife Phyllis Wells Brister and children, Adam W. Brister and Andrew W. Brister. Also surviving are 4 great-grandchildren, Annie, Joey, Tommy, and Brenna Blanchard. Pallbearers will be Dewey A. Brister, Jr., Dr. Michael Blanchard, Drew Blanchard, Douglas Walsh, Adam Brister, and Andrew Brister. Genevieve was a school teacher, real estate broker, and owner of Brister Catering, and the ever popular Jennie's Snow Ball Stand. She was the sole survivor of 11 siblings and now joins her family in paradise. Visitation will be at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church, 445 Marquette Ave, Baton Rouge, LA 70806, at 9:00am until funeral mass at 10:00am on Friday, September 2, 2016. Burial to follow at Greenoaks Memorial Park. Arrangements by Church Funeral Services & Crematory, Baton Rouge 225-293-4174 www.churchfuneralservices.com
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Published in TheAdvocate.com from Aug. 31 to Sept. 2, 2016
Brown, Clara W.  
Clara W. Brown native and resident of Baton Rouge departed this life on Thursday, August 18, 2016 at her residence. Clara leaves to cherish her memories; brother James E. Wilson, devoted nephew Gerald D. McGee, Goddaughter Youlanda Wilson, devoted friend Vera Stephens and a host of relatives and friends. Visitation 9am Friday September 2, 2016 at New St John BC 1455 S. Blvd Baton Rouge until religious services at 11am, by Rev W. Marshall Myles. Interment in Roselawn Cemetery. Services Entrusted to Desselle Funeral Home.
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Published in TheAdvocate.com from Aug. 31 to Sept. 2, 2016
Brumfield, Lonnie Ray  
Lonnie Ray Brumfield, 61, a resident of Denham Springs and born in Amite, got his angel wings on Friday, August 26, 2016 at his brother's home surrounded by his family after a long and courageous battle. He worked as a corrections officer for 18 years and a fork lift operator for Smitty's Supply Inc. for 14 years. Visitation will be on Tuesday, August 30, 2016 at Charlet Funeral Home, Inc., Zachary from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm. Visitation will continue at the funeral home on Wednesday, August 31, 2016, from 9:00 am until service time at 11:00 am conducted by Bro. Joe Day. Burial will follow in Eastern Star Cemetery in Wilson. Lonnie is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 13 years, Beverly Kay Brumfield, Son, James Hunter Rene (Chloe), stepdaugther, Tina Ehrhart and Stephanie "Lil Bit" Hostetler (who took them in as her parents) (Larry), mother in law, Elisa Lewis, sisters, Betty Lou Lanclos (Earl), Diane Varnado (Greg Poe), Judy Murphy (Eddie), brothers, Robert E. Brumfield (Rose), Bobby Brumfield (Elbie) and Alfred Lewis Brumfield (Diane), sisters in law, Jimmie Lou Brumfield and Rose Miller, grandchildren, Dawson Rene, Lawson Rene, Jamie Ehrhart, Julie Ehrhart and numerous nieces and nephews. Lonnie is preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Margaret Brumfield, brothers, R.L. Miller, Billy Brumfield and father in law, Allen James Fitzgerald. Pallbearers are Cully Cangelosi, Billy Woodward, Kevin Domingue, Rhett Demars, James Lanclos, Vincent Nagel, Michael Charlie and George Brumfield and honorary pallbearer is James Hunter Rene and Charles Merritt. He loved going away for the weekend with his wife, loved spending time with his grandkids and his dog Panda Ray Brumfield.
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Published in TheAdvocate.com from Aug. 28 to Aug. 31, 2016
Casas, Maria Elisa  
Maria Elisa Casas, age of 94, very dedicated Mother and Grandmother, native of Colombia and a resident of Baton Rouge passed away on Monday, August 29, 2016. Maria was very dedicated to the Catholic Church and enjoyed going to Mass on a regular basis. She is survived by a daughter, Amparo; and three sons, Orlando, Rodolfo and Raul; and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. Maria was preceded in death by her daughter Gladys. Visitation will be Wednesday, August 31, 2016 at Rabenhorst Funeral Home, 11000 Florida Blvd. 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Visitation will resume on Thursday at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church 1:00 p.m. until the mass of Christian burial at 2:00 p.m. celebrated by Fr. Minj Nutan.
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Published in TheAdvocate.com from Aug. 30 to Sept. 1, 2016
Chaney, Sharkey Vance  
Sharkey Vance Chaney, a resident of Baton Rouge, and previous resident of Gonzales, passed away at the age of 96 on Tuesday, August 30, 2016, only six months after the death of his beloved wife, Marie. Sharkey was an US Army veteran of World War II who served in Africa, France, Italy and Germany as a member of the Signal Corps. He was an active particiant for many years in the Gonzales chapters of the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He retired from Bell South / AT&T. He loved to watch LSU Tigers Baseball and Football games and was there in person to watch the famous run of Billy Cannon. Sharkey is survived by a daughter, Deirdre Lyne Chaney Yanes, a son, Vance "Rennie" Chaney and his wife, Lori, of Long Beach, MS; four grandchildren: Tania Surane and her husband, John, of Chicago; Christina Yanes Winters, and her husband, Shannon, of Orlando; Carlos Antonio Yanes and his wife, Carolina, of the Republic of Panama; and Tiffany Chaney of Baton Rouge; 5 great grandchildren: Sharkey Yanes, Jake Surane, Julia Surane, Carlos Andres Yanes and Elena Marie Yanes. Sharkey will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.
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Published in TheAdvocate.com from Aug. 30 to Sept. 2, 2016
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