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Gladney, Luther Beckett "Skip"  
Luther Beckett "Skip" Gladney, the Wizard of Southdowns, passed into the Summerland on Friday August 19, 2016. He is now sitting beside a cool, rushing, stream, drinking an IPA after taking a long walk. Skip was a lover of anything where people can get together to make music and costume. Whether it was watching the LSU Band come down the hill towards Tiger Stadium, walking through the French Quarter on Mardi Gras day, or parading through Southdowns in the Krewe of Gleaux. He adored brass band music, impromptu street jams, and dancing at Jazz Fest. Skip also enjoyed being outdoors, whether he was taking a long hard hike in the woods or cruising around in the bayous, after which he he liked to relax under the stars. He loved the energy of big crowds and the solitude of his own mind. A Baton Rouge native, and son of Mary Manship Gladney and William Washburn Gladney, Purple and Gold ran in Skip's blood. He was a devoted LSU fan who rejoiced and suffered dutifully with the Tigers. Skip was a passionate husband to his wife of 33 years, Mim Aretsky. He was an amazing, dedicated father to his children, Ariel and Jesse Gladney. He was a loving brother to his siblings William Gladney, Lewis Gladney and Mary Gay Gladney. They all thought their little brother hung the moon. He adored them and showed it in many ways. As a child and as an adult, he loved to play and bring his family together. He was central in the lives of his nieces and nephews, Nathan Koenig, Sarah Landrum, Patrick Gladney Logan Gladney, Adelaide Gladney, Anne Marie Gladney, and Kate Gladney. Skip loved babies and children. He knew how to interact with them so they felt safe and could learn and grow. It was what made him such an exceptional and beloved teacher at La Printaniere Montessori School for the past 20 years. Skip will be sorely missed by all who knew him. He was a unique and talented man who quietly impacted the lives of many people. We fondly remember Skip as a spirit pole waver, fire starter, tarp slinger, rock skipper, night sky watcher, maker of coffee, finder of stillness, and inventor of silly songs.
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Published in from Aug. 25 to Aug. 28, 2016
Goff, Barbara Dell  
Barbara Dell Goff, 73, native of Walker, LA and resident of Gonzales, LA passed away Friday, August 19, 2016 at Our Lady of the Lake Hospital. She was a member of My Church in Prairieville, LA. She is survived by her daughters Stacy Annette Goff-Carpenter and Laura Goff-Johnson and husband Ward Johnson; son Jimmy Darryl Goff; grandchildren Daniel Johnson, Victoria Johnson, Ashlyn Plaisance, Zackary Carpenter, Sierra Johnson and Ryan Johnson; great-grandchild Emalynn Sanders. Preceded in death by her parents Edd C. Ballard and Eva Lee Tisdale, daughter Pamela Lynn Goff and brother Gene Ballard. Visitation will be held at Ourso Funeral Home on Thursday, August 25, 2016 from 6PM – 9PM and will resume on Friday, August 26, 2016 from 10AM until religious service at 12PM by celebrants Brother Steve Gautreaux and Brother Ronnie Warren. Pallbearers will be Darryl Goff, Danny Johnson, Daniel Johnson, Zackary Carpenter, Ryan Johnson, Rayne Plaisance, Ryhan Plaisance and Travis Hebert. Interment will be at Judson Baptist Church Cemetery in Walker, LA. Please offer condolences to the family at Ourso Funeral Home of Gonzales is in charge of arrangements.
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Published in from Aug. 23 to Aug. 26, 2016
Grant, Isabell  
Isabell Grant, native of Norwood, LA Resident of Baton Rouge, LA Died August 22, 2016 at OLOL. She leaves to cherish her precious memories, a loving and devoted son, James C. Grant, sisters and brothers; Myrtle Sims, Rev. Clarence Grant (Leona) Rev. Thomas Grant (Carolyn), Geraldine Aucoin and Pearl Cavalier. Visiting at Greater St. James B.C., Rev. Rolon Glover Pastor, 1919 Arizona St., Baton Rouge, LA from 9am until religious service at 11am on Saturday, August 27. Interment Southern Memorial Gardens. Services entrusted to Desselle Funeral Home.
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Published in from Aug. 25 to Aug. 27, 2016
Gregoire, Elsie LeBlanc  
Died peacefully with a loving family surrounding her August 23 2016 at 7:30pm at The Crossing in Baton Rouge LA. Survived by son Jeff Gregoire and daughter in law Kerry Ann Gregoire; 2 Sisters Cecilia Wright and Faye Delatte (Gary) ; 3 Grandchildren Halee, Rylee ,Jennifer and 3 great grandchildren Cameron, Ava and Connlee. She is preceded in death by her husband Nelson Gregoire; son Danny Gregoire, Grandson Devin Gregoire; father Adam "Lute" LeBlanc; mother Ola LeBlanc and a sister Marie Bercegeay. Visitation will be on Friday after 9 am until 11 am at the time of the Mass at St. Theresa-Avila Catholic Church Gonzales. Interment will follow at Hope Haven Cemetery under the direction of Church Funeral Services. Memorials preferred to American Cancer Society Church Funeral Services & Crematory St. Amant
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Published in from Aug. 24 to Aug. 26, 2016
Guidry, Sheila Ann LeBoeuf  
Sheila Ann LeBoeuf Guidry, 44, a native of Houma, LA and resident of Galvez, LA passed away Saturday August 20th in New Orleans. Mrs. Guidry was working for the Louisiana State Department of Education as Executive Director of Grants Management. Sheila had completed her Masters plus 30 and was in the process of obtaining her Doctorate. She loved doing scrapbooking, sharks, Disney, the Audubon Aquarium, and spending precious time with her family. Sheila leaves behind to cherish her memories her husband, Toby M. Guidry, her daughter, Daisy Louise Guidry, her father, John R. LeBoeuf, Sr., sister, Cindy Matheson and her brother John R. LeBoeuf, Jr. Sheila is preceded in death by her mother, Daisy Pitre LeBoeuf. A gathering of friends and family will be Saturday August 27th from 2 to 5 pm at Ourso Funeral Home in Gonzales. Friends who can't attend may express words of condolences at
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Published in from Aug. 24 to Aug. 27, 2016

Yesterday's Obituaries

Godso Jr., John L.  
John Lucien Godso, Jr., 80 yrs old, passed away August 22nd, 2016. John was born January 21st, 1936 to John L Godso, Sr. and Mamie (LaFleur) Godso , he was the oldest of nine and was a resident of Port Vincent, Louisiana. John graduated from LSU in Chemical Engineering and worked for Duriron Company for 25 years before founding his own company in 1984, G.C.I. (Gulf Coast Industrial Equipment), a Duriron distributor of pumps and valves for the Gulf South. He sold his company in 2010 and it is still operating today. He was an astute and dedicated business man and a good friend to all. His legacy in the pump industry will forever be remembered. John loved his home on the river, racquetball and watching LSU football. He was a devoted husband and loving father and is survived by his beloved wife, Madison and his four children, Ian (Julie), Donna (Pete), Randall, and Brandi (Michael); four grandchildren, Keith, Connor, Ava and Jackson; and five great grandchildren; three brothers, Dennis, Jim and Ronald and five sisters, Mary Louise, Betty, Patty, Jeanie and Debbie. Services will be Thursday, August 25th at Seale Funeral Home in Livingston from 11:00am until 2:00pm. Religious services begin at 2:00pm and burial will follow at Felders Cemetery in Denham Springs. Through this medium we invite relatives and friends to celebrate his life. In lieu of flowers the family ask that you make a donation to help flood victims or to the church or charity of your choice.
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Published in from Aug. 23 to Aug. 25, 2016
Guillory, Ronald Dale (Funeral Notice)  
Ronald Dale Guillory, 67, native of Baton Rouge, LA and resident of French Settlement, LA passed away on August 14, 2016. Visiting hours will be held on Saturday, August 27, 2016 from 12pm until Memorial Service at 2pm at Greenoaks Funeral Home.
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Published in from Aug. 24 to Aug. 25, 2016

Obituaries from Two Days Ago

Gillespie, Irene Rhodes  
Irene Rhodes Gillespie passed away on August 20, 2016. Born in Bourg, Louisiana to Gertrude Savoie Rhodes and Howard Joseph Rhodes. Her mother died when she was an infant, and she spent her childhood surrounded by cousins/adoptive brothers, Alvin White, Eugene White, Shirlyn White, Louis Ray White and Allen White along Bayou Paul and in St. Gabriel. After a few years at LSU, Irene met and married Frank Russell Owen, Jr. and they settled in Memphis, Tennessee. Thereafter, they had two children, D. Adele Owen and Michael Garry Owen both currently of Baton Rouge. Irene subsequently met and married Dr. Harold R. Gillespie and thereafter welcomed her third child, Ronald Christopher Gillespie, who died in infancy. Irene began her lifelong career in the medical field first with a group of physicians at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis and ultimately retiring in 2010 after 27 years of working with her best friend, Tom Kiebach. She was known for her love of animals and of gardening. Irene was preceded in death by her parents, Gertrude Savoie Rhodes and Howard Joseph Rhodes, her brother, Charles Joseph Rhodes, sister, Norma Rhodes Sherburne, and adoptive brothers, Eugene Shite and Shirlyn White. Irene is survived by two children, Adele and Mike, and one grandchild, Trevor Michael Owen, and cousins/adoptive brothers, Alvin White, Louis Ray White, and Allen White. Irene is also survived by her "adopted" sons, Bo Kiebach and Kit Kiebach. Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 23, 2016, at Rabenhorst on Government Street. Funeral services are private. In lieu of flowers, contributions to the charity of your choice would be appreciated.
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Published in from Aug. 21 to Aug. 24, 2016

Obituaries from the Past Week

Garrene, Kathleen Gomez  
Kathleen Gomez Garrene, age 66, passed away on Tuesday, August 16, 2016 at 2:00 a.m. at The Crossing of Clarity Hospice in Baton Rouge, LA. A resident of Donaldsonville, LA and native of White Castle, LA., she retired from the L.S.U. Athletic Department after 34 years of service. Visiting at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 818 W. Tenth St., Hwy. 1, Donaldsonville, LA on Saturday, August 20, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. until funeral rite outside of mass at 11:00 a.m. conducted by the Rev. Ju Hyung (Paul) Yi. Survived by her daughter, Holly Rayne; son, Austin Garrene; three sisters, Mary Anne Smith, Angela G. Capone and husband, Carl, and EveAnna Gomez; five brothers, Randy G. Gomez and wife, Joyce, Edmond J. Gomez Jr. and wife, Bonnie, Wayne A. Gomez and wife, Katie, Lionel F. Gomez and wife, Rose, and Terry J. Gomez and wife, Debbie; and one granddaughter, Madeline Graham. Preceded in death by her mother and father, EveAnna and Edmond J. Gomez Sr.; and a nephew, Christian Gomez. Ascension Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Please visit the online guestbook at
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Published in from Aug. 18 to Aug. 20, 2016
Gauthier, Buffie Thibodeaux  
Our beloved Buffie Thibodeaux Gauthier (Sunshine) of Denham Springs, passed away on August 15, 2016, at 4:40 p.m. at Ochsner in New Orleans La. She was born in Mamou, La. on January 11, 1969. Buffie is a graduate of Denham Springs High School & Southeastern University. Buffie had a HUGE love of LSU & the Saints Football teams. Buffie was a fun loving person to all who made her acquaintance. She loved beach trips, fishing with her husband, traveling, working out & special times with family & friends. Her first loves were her sons, her husband (Jeremy) and her extended family & friends. She was a Marketing Director for Hospice Care and her job was of the utmost importance to her, throughout her career as a nurse. She is survived by her husband Jeremy M. Gauthier, her two sons: Colton O'neal and Camden O'neal, her Father, Don Thibodeaux and her brother Bart Thibodeaux. She is preceded in death by her dear Mother, Ethelette Thibodeaux, Grandparents, Clinton & Agnes Thibodeaux and Batson & Ethel Fontenot. Visitation will be held, Friday, August 19, from 12:30 p.m. until the Mass of Christian Burial at 1:30 p.m. at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church, 445 Marquette St. in Baton Rouge. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Traditions of Tomorrow Campaign OLOM Catholic Church.
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Published in from Aug. 17 to Aug. 19, 2016
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