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October 21, 2017

Adeline "Mud" Albert

Adeline "Mud" Albert

Funeral Services for Adeline "Mud" Albert age 80, will be held Saturday, October 21, 2017 at Zion Travelers Baptist Church, 11900 Pointe Coupee Rd., New Roads, LA. Rev. Isiah Nelson, officiating. Visitation from 10:00 a.m. until religious services at 11:00 a.m. Interment Zion...

Larry William "Billy" Arnold

Larry William "Billy" Arnold

Larry William "Billy" Arnold, 82 of Denham Springs, LA passed away Friday, October 20, 2017. Billy worked as an electrician and was a member of Local 995 for over 40 years. He loved to rabbit hunt in his spare time. But his true joy was playing with his grandchildren. He was a...

Demetra Michelle Bell

Demetra Michelle Bell

Entered into eternal rest at Lane Regional Medical Center on Friday, October 13, 2017. She was a 48 year old native and resident of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Visitation at Little Zion B.C. on Saturday, October 21, 2017 from 9:00 am until service at 11:00 am conducted by Pastor...

Don Kent "Ken" Bonacorso

Don Kent "Ken" Bonacorso

A native and resident of Baton Rouge, Ken passed away at home on Saturday, October 07, 2017 at the age of 65. Ken is survived by his wife of 38 years, Sue McCormick Bonacorso; daughter, Kimberly Bonacorso Seals; son-in-law, Justin Seals; beloved grandchildren, Bonnie Seals and...

Herbert Brandon

Herbert Brandon

Herbert Brandon, a resident of Baton Rouge, LA, passed away on Sunday, October 15, 2017 at home. He was born to the late Joseph Brandon and Enetta Thomas. He is survived by his wife Lauris L. Brandon; four sons, Herbert Perkins, Gerald (Cheryl) Perkins, Larry Brandon, Ronald...

William Edward 'Bill' Brown

William Edward 'Bill' Brown

William "Bill" Edward Brown, a loving husband, father, and grandfather, passed away at his home on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at the age of 92. An avid hunter and fisherman, Bill was a member of the Millbrook Hunting Club in Woodville, MS. Bill served in the U.S. Navy during...

Shirley Morris Bush (Perry)

Shirley Morris Bush (Perry)

Shirley Morris Perry Bush entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at the age of 82. She was born November 14, 1934 to the late Morris and Susie Perry in Baton Rouge. Sis. Shirley primary years were spent in East Baton Rouge Parish schools and was a graduate of...

Julia Mary Calvaruso (Tranchina)

Julia Mary Calvaruso (Tranchina)

Julia Mary Tranchina Calvaruso, resident of Donaldsonville, passed away on Thursday, October 19, 2017, at the age of 96. She was born to parents, Victor and Leontine Pardo Tranchina in Bayou Goula, La. She is survived by her children, Judy, JoAnn, Mary Ann, Sam, Dale, Kenneth,...

Harriet Carter (Harrison)

Harriet Carter (Harrison)

Harriet Harrison Carter, native of Baker, Louisiana and resident of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, passed away on October 18, 2017 at the age of 92. Harriet was a retired state/city parish employee who worked for the Register of Voters Offices. A loving mother, grandmother, and great...

Laura Irene Chellew

Laura Irene Chellew

Laura Irene Chellew, a resident of Baton Rouge, died at home on October 11, 2017 – she was 83 years old. She is survived by her loving husband Dennis Chellew and two sons, Michael and Dennis, three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren and her brother Stanley Beaver and...

Gloria R. "Boots" Cristina

Gloria R. "Boots" Cristina

Gloria R. "Boots" Cristina passed away on Sunday, October 15, 2017 at the age of 88. She is survived by her children: Jack Cristina, Jr. and wife, Nellie; Burt Cristina and wife, Alice; Daughter-in-law, Tina Cristina; Grandchildren: Dawn Cristina Houston and husband, Mundy;...

William L. Darden

William L. Darden

Funeral Services for William L. Darden, age 53, will be held Saturday, October 21, 2017, at Beacon Light Baptist Church 7518 Prescott Rd. Visitation from 12:30 pm until religious services 2:30 p.m. Interment Private. Services entrusted to Carney Mackey Funeral Home 1576 Robin St.

Betty Jo "Bobo" "Beppie" "Franny" DeRush (Adkins)

Betty Jo "Bobo" "Beppie" "Franny" DeRush (Adkins)

Betty Jo Adkins DeRush (Bobo, Beppie, Franny) (83) a beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt, and dear friend passed away after a long struggle with cancer on October 9th, 2017, in Antioch, Calif. She was born on November 8, 1933, in Lakeland, La. She is...

Michelle Dyer (Phillips)

Michelle Dyer (Phillips)

Michelle entered into eternal rest on October 14, 2017. She was a Registered Nurse. Survived by her spouse, Herman Dyer; mother, Mrs. Julia Phillips; daughters, Hermetria and Vicki Dyer; sons, Jonathan Singleton and Derwin Dyer. Preceded in death by her father, Freddie...

Ivory Fisher

Ivory Fisher

Ivory Fisher, 74, a resident of St. Louis, Missouri and native of Greewell Springs, departed this life Friday, Oct. 6, 2017. Visitation at St. Luke United Methodist Church, 16678 Greenwell Springs Rd. from 9 am Saturday, Oct. 21 until religious service at 11 am. Conducted by...

Betty Gandy (Bell)

Betty Gandy (Bell)

Betty Bell Gandy passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, October 14, 2017, at the age of 87. She was born on September 11, 1930, in Moundsville, Ala., to Willie and Ollie B. Bell. After graduation from Moundville High School, she moved to Tuscaloosa, Ala., where she met...

Larry Gosserand

Larry Gosserand

Larry Gosserand, a resident of Baton Rouge, LA. Omega April 4, 1962 - Alpha October 10, 2017 at home. Visitation will be held on Saturday, Oct. 21 from 9 am until service at 11 am at Saintsville Church, 8930 Plank Rd. Interment will follow at Hope Cemetery, Plank Road.

Wilfred Guerin Sr.

Wilfred Guerin Sr.

Wilfred Guerin Sr. entered into eternal rest on October 15, 2017, at the age of 59. He was an owner of a construction company, Guerin & Son. Survived by his wife of 38 years, Yvonne Guerin; son, Wilfred Guerin Jr.; adopted sons, Deshawn Thompson and Robert Woods; sisters,...

John C. "Coach" Hamilton Sr.

John C. "Coach" Hamilton Sr.

January 14, 1936 – October 15, 2017. John "Coach" Clarence Hamilton was a retired high school teacher and coach with the EBR Parish school system with over 30 years of service with 22 years spent at McKinley Sr. High School and 11+ years Baton Rouge Magnet High School. On...

Patricia Hampton

Patricia Hampton

Patricia Ann Hampton, a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, passed away at the Baton Rouge General on Thursday, October 19, 2017 at the age of 76. Patricia is survived by her daughter, Susan Davis Hogg and husband, George; grandchildren, Hayley Hogg, Brandon...

Mary Elizabeth 'Robin' Hartzog

Mary Elizabeth 'Robin' Hartzog

Mary Elizabeth "Robin" Hartzog passed away on October 14, 2017 at the age of 52. Robin was born and raised in Baton rouge, Louisiana and a graduate of Central High School. Her passions were riding horses and her treasured Harley. Robin is survived by her only brother, Jay...

Francis J. "Jerry" Helluin

Francis J. "Jerry" Helluin

Francis J. "Jerry" Helluin, age, 88, passed away on Wednesday, October 18, 2017, at 10:50 p.m. Jerry was a native of Donaldsonville, Louisiana, and a resident of Houma, Louisiana. Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the visitation at St. Anthony Catholic...

William Higgins

William Higgins

William "Bill" Higgins, age 74, was welcomed into heaven Thursday, October 19, 2017 in his home surrounded by family and friends. Bill was born on May 18, 1943 and married the love of his life on January 26, 1963. He was a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather. ...

Michael "Mike" Hill

Michael "Mike" Hill

Michael "Mike" Hill passed away at his home in Covington, La., on Tuesday, October 10th, 2017, after a 3-year battle with Dementia. He was born May 5th, 1939, in Baton Rouge La. He was a 1957 graduate of Baton Rouge High School and graduated from LSU in January 28th, 1964....

Da'Journ Marquell Holmes Sr.

Da'Journ Marquell Holmes Sr.

Da'Journ entered into eternal rest on October 14, 2017. Survived by his parents, Cassandra H. Davis and Jason E. Miller, Sr.; daughters, D'Ariel M. and D'Asia M. Holmes; son, Da'Journ M. Holmes, Jr.; sisters, Gasha Holmes, Alaysha Davis, Za'Niyla Ceasor; brothers, Tevan...

Sonja Janies Jarvis

Sonja Janies Jarvis

Sonja , a resident of Brusly, died on Sunday, October 15, 2017, at the age of 63. Visitation on Friday, October 20, 2017, at Grant's Westside Funeral Services from noon to 4pm. Visitation resumes on Saturday at funeral home from 8am until service at 10am. Burial Antioch...

Leo Johnson

Leo Johnson

Leo Johnson was born in Independence, LA on September 24, 1954 to the late Stella Mae Johnson and the late Henry W. Johnson, Jr. He was raised in Walker, LA where he graduated from Walker High School. He was a member of the Walker High band and also the Louisiana State Gospel...

Margaret Kish (Supple)

Margaret Kish (Supple)

Margaret Supple Kish, who died at age 28, was a brilliant and elegant young woman. Maggie cherished her family and friends and the time she spent with them; she combined her strong identity with an undiminished spirit. Maggie was proud of her Irish heritage and her family's...

Mary Beecher Powell "Mopsy" Korndorffer

Mary Beecher Powell "Mopsy" Korndorffer

Mary ("Mopsy") Beecher Powell Korndorffer passed away on August 19, 2017. She was born in Memphis, Tennessee on June 22, 1935, to Dr. Louise Ewing Beecher Powell, a pediatrician and descendant of Harriet Beecher Stowe and Henry Ward Beecher. Her father was Mr. Ernest Allen...

Published in TheAdvocate.com from Sep. 23 to Oct. 23, 2017.

Victor Ngozi Kwentua

Victor Ngozi Kwentua

Victor Ngozi Kwentua, 59, departed this life on October 9, 2017, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He was born August 24, 1958 in Asaba, Nigeria. Victor attended Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge and received a B.S. in Petroleum Engineering. Victor later became an Environmental...

Cynthia Howard Legro

Cynthia Howard Legro

Cynthia Howard Legro age 50, a lifelong resident of Baton Rouge passed away Wednesday, October 11, 2017, at her residence. Funeral Services will be held Saturday, October 21, 2017, at Greater King David Baptist Church 222 Blount Rd. Visitation from 9:00 a.m. until religious...

George Leo 'Snook' Livous Sr.

George Leo 'Snook' Livous Sr.

April 29, 1928 - October 14, 2017. George "Snook" passed away to be with his family and Lord. George "Snook" was a loving husband, Father, Grandfather, and Great-grandfather. He is survived by his wife Matilda Pitcher Livous of 66 years, 5 children, George Jr., Michael,...

Marilyn Macmurdo (Swindler)

Marilyn Macmurdo (Swindler)

Marilyn Swindler Macmurdo, born June 23, 1938, in Cottonport, La., and a resident of Baton Rouge, passed away on Wednesday, October 18, 2017. On this morning, our Heavenly Father called his angel home. She is now free to run and dance with the Lord. She was a wonderful...

Templer Mary Montero (Daigle)

Templer Mary Montero (Daigle)

Templer Mary (Daigle) Montero, resident of Donaldsonville and native of White Castle, passed away on Friday, October 20, 2017, at the age of 84. She was a devoted wife, loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She is survived by her son, Anthony Montero, Prairieville;...

Chris Craig Oynes

Chris Craig Oynes

Chris Craig Oynes passed away peacefully in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on Wednesday October 18, 2017 at the age of 70. Chris was born in Anaheim, California on April 28, 1947 to the late Christian and Lorraine Oynes. He held a Juris Doctor Degree from George Washington University...

Reita Mae Lawrence Passmore

Reita Mae Lawrence Passmore

Reita Mae Lawrence Passmore was born in Carthage, Mo. on Aug. 8, 1923, passed away at the age of 94, on Tuesday, October 17, 2017. She was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Roy Lawrence of Carthage, Mo. Reita is survived by her sister, Marcella Willoughby; sons, James...

Courtney Francis Picou

Courtney Francis Picou

Courtney Francis Picou of Diamondhead, MS passed away on October 6th after a brief illness. He was born in 1932 in New Orleans to the late Arthur Picou and the late Mildred Picou Wilson. He attended school at St. Paul's School in Covington, Louisiana. He studied Chemical...

Wesley Aaron Prevost

Wesley Aaron Prevost

Wesley Aaron Prevost passed away on Wednesday, October 18, 2017, at the age of 22. He was born on Thursday, December 8, 1994 in Hammond, Louisiana to Leah Richton Prevost and Leon Prevost. He was a native of Independence, Louisiana. Wesley is survived by his mother, Leah...

Francis Sprague Pugh

Francis Sprague Pugh

Francis Sprague Pugh, 82, a native of Plaquemine and resident of Baton Rouge, La., passed away on Thursday, October 19, 2017. He was a graduate of Catholic High School and LSU. Sprague was a retired controller at the Dow Chemical Company, retiring after 39 years of service....

Roosevelt "Trick" Riley Jr.

Roosevelt "Trick" Riley Jr.

A resident of Livonia & native of Augusta, Ga., Roosevelt 'Trick' Riley Jr. passed away Wednesday October 18, 2017, at Baton Rouge General Butterfly Wings at the age of 44. Visitation services Friday October 20, 2017, at A. Wesley's Funeral Home, 10810 Ventress Dr, Maringouin,...

Dr. Richard E. "Dickie" Robichaux Jr.

Dr. Richard E. "Dickie" Robichaux Jr.

Dr. Richard E. "Dickie" Robichaux, Jr., 65, died unexpectedly Tuesday, October 17, 2017. He was born in Raceland February 3, 1952, and worked as an orthopaedic surgeon in Baton Rouge for more than 30 years. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a visitation at Christ the...

Allen Clay Shelton Jr.

Allen Clay Shelton Jr.

Allen Clay Shelton, Jr. passed away on Wednesday, October 18, 2017, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, at the age of 26. He was born on Sunday, January 20, 1991 in Hammond, Louisiana to Marcie Shively Hudson and Allen Clay Shelton Sr. He was a resident of Robert, Louisiana. Allen is...

Tonisha Michell Shepherd

Tonisha Michell Shepherd

Tonisha Michell Shepherd, a beloved, mother, daughter, sister, aunt and friend went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on October 14, 2017. She was 40 years old and a lifelong resident of Baton Rouge, La. Tonisha leaves to cherish her memory, three sons, Keeyon...

Betty Ann Smith

Betty Ann Smith

Betty Ann Smith, a native of Baton Rouge, La., passed away peacefully at her home on October 14, 2017, at the age of 39. She leaves to cherish her memories Children: Alaric and Kayla Woodard; Mother: Melanie O'Connor; and Sisters: Jamie Ann Smith, Mary Lee Brent-Willis, Evelyn...

Elnor M. Robbs Stewart

Elnor M. Robbs Stewart

Elnor M. Robbs Stewart, entered into eternal rest on October 16, 2017 at the age of 83. Survived by her daughters, Esparonza Albert (Alphonse), Philliper, Zelda, and Sonia Stewart; son, Julius Stewart, III; 11 grandchildren and a host of great grandchildren. Visitation Friday,...

Elizabeth "Beth" Sumrall (Harvey)

Elizabeth "Beth" Sumrall (Harvey)

Elizabeth "Beth" Harvey Sumrall passed away Monday, October 16, 2017, at the age of 80. Beth is survived by her loving husband of 59 years, Johnny Sumrall; sons, Randy and wife Julie, and Rick Sumrall; daughters, Rhonda Sloneker and husband Mike, Rebecca Moore, Rachel Bass and...

Cecil Eric "Big Cec" Swanson

Cecil Eric "Big Cec" Swanson

If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone. Romans 12:18. Cecil Eric Swanson, 61, peacefully passed away at his home on October 18th after a brief battle with cancer. He was a native and resident of Port Allen, LA. Cecil was a lover of nature...

Apostle Calvin Veal Sr.

Apostle Calvin Veal Sr.

Apostle Veal, a resident of Addis, died on Wednesday, October 18, 2017, at the age of 62. He was the pastor at God's Children Ministries Worship Center Church for over 26 years and he was the CIAN Gulf Coast Regional Director with Christian International, Santa Rosa Beach,...

Marcella Walker (Gautreaux)

Marcella Walker (Gautreaux)

A native and resident of Convent, Marcella Gautreaux Walker passed away at her daughter's residence in LaPlace at 8:23 a.m., Thursday, October 12, 2017. She was 72. Visiting at St. Michael's Catholic Church, Convent, Saturday, October 21, 2017, from 9:30 a.m. until Mass of...

Mary Lou Carriere Whitaker

Mary Lou Carriere Whitaker

Mary Lou Carriere Whitaker was born July 28, 1928 and died October 17, 2017. She was the last living child to her parents Hilda and Leonce Carriere and the only sister to her younger brothers John and Ollen. They were raised in Leonville, LA before moving to Port Arthur, Texas...

Hosey "OC" White

Hosey "OC" White

At 70 years old, Hosey "OC" White passed away at his home. He was a resident of Baton Rouge, La. He was preceded in death by his parents, Mr. & Mrs. Lauris White and three siblings. He is survived by sister, Dianne (Willie) Page of Baton Rouge; brother, Joseph (Betty) White...

Luvenia "Pickey" White

Luvenia "Pickey" White

Luvenia "Pickey" White, 71, a native of McComb, Ms and resident of LaPlace, La, died Oct 16. Visitation will be on Sat, Oct 21 at BleakHouse Baptist Church from 10am until religious at 12 noon. Interment in Sweet Home BC cemetery in McComb. Arrangements entrusted to Mercy...

Richard Williams Sr.

Richard Williams Sr.

"For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life." (Jn 3:16) Richard Williams, Sr., a loving father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at...

October 20, 2017

James "Noel" Adams

James "Noel" Adams

James "Noel" Adams, a United States Army Veteran, passed away on Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 9:10 p.m., St. James Parish Hospital, Lutcher, LA., at age 84. Visiting at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church, 6484 LA Hwy. 44, Convent, LA on Friday, October 20, 2017 from 9...

Cleveland "June" Alcorn

Cleveland "June" Alcorn

Cleveland "June" Alcorn, a Vietnam War Veteran and a member of American Legion Post 512, transitioned from this world on Sunday October 15, 2017 at his residence in Thibodaux, LA. He Retired from Sears and Roebuck as an Associate Sales Manager with 42 years of service. He...

Presley C. 'PC' Bates

Presley C. 'PC' Bates

Presley C. "PC" Bates, age 87, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, October 17, 2017, at St. Clare Manor in Baton Rouge, LA at 12:20 a.m. A native of Arkansas and resident of Prairieville, LA. He was retired from Cooper T. Smith Stevedoring. Visiting at Ascension Funeral Home,...

Tracie McLin Caston

Tracie McLin Caston

Tracie McLin Caston, 53, passed away Wednesday morning, October 11, 2017, at Our Lady of the Lake Hospital, surrounded by her family and friends after battling leukemia for four months. Tracie loved life and lived it to the fullest. She brought great joy to those who were...

Thomas Wilson Davis Jr.

Thomas Wilson Davis Jr.

A native of Shreveport, LA and a long term resident of Baton Rouge, Thomas passed away in Baton Rouge on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at the age of 71. Tom was a graduate of Northwestern State University having participated in the ROTC and was a percussionist in the Northwestern...

Reese Catherine Graham

Reese Catherine Graham

"Before you were born, I set you apart." Jeremiah (1:5) Just five months after coming into this world, Reese Catherine Graham entered into heaven. She was born on May 7, 2017, & earned her angel wings on October 13, 2017. Reese was the beloved daughter of Kenneth Graham &...

Betty W. Greenup

Betty W. Greenup

Betty entered into eternal rest at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center on Sunday, October 8, 2017. She was an 81 year old native and resident of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Visitation at Living Faith Christian Center on Friday, October 20, 2017 from 8:00 am until...

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Carolyn "Cal" Howard

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Carolyn "Cal" Howard

Carolyn "Cal" Howard, 58, of Geismar, died on Oct. 11, 2017. Visiting at Hambricks Family Mortuary, on Friday, Oct. 20, from 6-8 PM, and on Saturday, Oct. 21, at Faith City International Church, Baton Rouge from 10 AM until service time 11 AM. Services by Hambricks.

Curtis Lee Jackson

Curtis Lee Jackson

A native of Lewisville, AR and a resident of Baton Rouge for the past 14 years, Curtis departed his life on Saturday, October 14,2017, at the age of84. Visitation at Carney Mackey Funeral Home, 1576 Robin St., Baton Rouge, LA, on Friday, October 20, from 4 pm to 7 pm. Funeral...

Alan Michael Kahrs

Alan Michael Kahrs

Alan Michael Kahrs passed away on Sunday, October 15, 2017, in Hammond, Louisiana, at the age of 51. He was born on Wednesday, October 27, 1965 in New Orleans, Louisiana to Sharon Vallas Kahrs and Terry Michel Kahrs. He was a resident of Hammond, Louisiana. Alan is survived...

Hilda Kemp (Vosburg)

Hilda Kemp (Vosburg)

Hilda Vosburg Kemp passed away on Sunday, October 15, 2017, at her residence in Denham Springs at the age of 80. She was a native of Morganza, La. There will be a private family burial at Whispering Oaks Cemetery in Denham Springs. She is survived by her 2 sons and a...

James "Billy" Kennedy

James "Billy" Kennedy

James "Billy" Kennedy entered into eternal rest on Friday, October 13, 2017, at The Crossing Hospice of Baton Rouge. A retiree of LSU, BREC and JK Printing (Owner). Survived by his daughter Michelle Kennedy, grandsons James Kennedy Jr, Cameron Shorter, granddaughter A'Lexus...

Rita G. Kern (Guillot)

Rita G. Kern (Guillot)

Rita G. Kern, 77, a native of Barataria and resident of Pierre Part, peacefully passed away into the arms of our Heavenly Father on Saturday, October 14, 2017, at her home. Rita was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother and friend to many....

Published in TheAdvocate.com from Oct. 17 to Oct. 20, 2017.