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Courville, Harlyn L.  
Harlyn L. Courville entered an eternal life on Thursday August 27, 2015. A memorial service will be held in his honor at Resthaven Funeral Home on Sunday with visitation from 5-8. Visitation will continue Monday from 12-2 with funeral services beginning at 2pm in the chapel. Harlyn was born in Arnaudville, Louisiana February 13, 1950 and was a graduate of Redemptorist High School. He began his secondary education at University of Southwest Louisiana, but departed early to join the U.S. Army in 1970. After serving his country he returned to Baton Rouge to begin a successful business career. He spent the past 20 + years in Venezuela with a focus of business development for MMR South American operations. He will forever be remembered as a man true to his core values/beliefs, his pride in being an American, and his unwavering love for LSU sports. Harlyn Courville is survived by his beloved Nancita, mother Gladys Kahl, children and their spouses: daughter Kellie Maranto and husband Tony; son Chad Courville and wife Tara, four grandchildren Marlee and Brock Maranto, Chase and Caroline Courville, five brothers and their spouses: John & Patty Courville, Gerald & Angie Courville, Aaron & Bridget Courville, Kevin & Monica Courville, Craig & Traci Courville, stepbrother and spouse, Marvin Jr. and Gloria and stepsister Ann and numerous nieces and nephews. Pallbearers: Tony Maranto, Brian Courville, Blaine Courville, Brent Courville, Ryan Courville and Jake Courville. Preceded in death by his father Aswell "Mr. C" Courville, stepfather Marvin Kahl, Sr., paternal grandparents Louis & Denise Courville and maternal grandparents Remi & Eleanor Meche. Special thanks to Ashley Smith-McDonner. Without a doubt Ashley was God sent by Harlyn's buddy, Bubba "The Grinder" Smith. Additional thanks to Harlyn's medical care team ICU nurse Terri Thompkins, Dr. Hanson, Dr. Landry, Dr. Fields, and Dr. Bonnecaze. In lieu of flowers please send donations to Mary Bird Perkins. "Seeing death as the end of life is like seeing the horizon as the end of the ocean." "It is foolish and wrong to mourn the man who died, rather we should thank God that the man lived."
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Published in TheAdvocate.com from Aug. 28 to Aug. 31, 2015

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Cabell, Ellen Elspeth Rolston  
Ellen died Saturday, August 22, 2015, after a long and well-lived life, at her home, Rock Castle, in Goochland, Virginia. She was born June 5, 1919, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Her young years were spent in Baton Rouge and on Francisco Plantation in Camaguey, Cuba. After graduating from LSU with a degree in Journalism, she moved to New York City, where she met the love of her life, William Daniel Cabell. They married and lived many years in Chappaqua, NY while William practiced law in New York City. During her tenure in Chappaqua, Ellen was one of the founders of Planned Parenthood of Westchester County, New York. Ellen and William retired to Rock Castle where she was involved in The Goochland Garden Club, Grace Episcopal Church, The James River Foundation and other associations. Her life-long passion for art found her painting in the woods around Squam Lake and the streets of Paris and all places in between. As Matriarch of the Cabell Clan, Ellen enjoyed hosting her family and friends at their summer hide-away at Squam Lake, New Hampshire (On Golden Pond) for more than 75 summers. Ellen was preceded in death by her loving husband of 57 years William Daniel Cabell. Also, from Baton Rouge, her parents Kathleen and William A. Rolston, Sr.; her brothers, John R. (Jack) Rolston, William A. Rolston, Jr., and Dr. Richard H. Rolston. She is survived by her children Kathleen C. Hildreth and her husband Christian Keller, of Golden, CO, and William D. Cabell, Jr. and his wife Susan Ackley of Ashland, NH. She also has five beloved grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Also surviving Ellen from Baton Rouge is her sister-in-law, Marcella V. Rolston, and nieces, Kathleen Rolston Robbins and Mary Virginia (Ginger) Rolston Weber. A service was held on Saturday, August, 29, 2015, at Grace Episcopal Church in Goochland.
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Published in TheAdvocate.com from Aug. 29 to Aug. 30, 2015

Obituaries from Two Days Ago

Carreras, Paul Eugene "Gene"  
Gene, a man so worthy of his heavenly home, passed from this life August 26, 2015, at this home in Rosedale, La. Gene had a beautiful soul that had the love of God for all and lived it to the fullest. Gene shared his life with his brother Dave, together they were available to anyone who needed them. Gene was devoted to his other home here, St. Joseph Catholic Church, by taking care of the parishioners and priest needs. Gene and Dave always had a bountiful garden that they loved to share with the people of the community. He was a CCD Teacher, Lector, and Eucharistic Minister, a member of the Charismatic group and Adoration of the Blessed Mother. He was also an altar server. Surely the Lord is very pleased with his good and faithful servant. Gene was a Staff SGT in the U.S. Air Force and served in the Korean Conflict. Gene retired from the postal service after 46 years, and he was a volunteer fireman for the Rosedale Fire Dept. Visiting will be at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Grosse Tete, on Saturday, August 29, 2015, from 9 am until Mass of Christian Burial at 11 am, celebrated by Father Amrit Raj. Interment will follow at Rosedale Cemetery, Rosedale. Preceded in death by his mother, Elizabeth Hooper Carreras Dardenne; father, Edward S. Carreras; and brothers, Joseph Ellis Carreras, Ramond F. E. Carreras and Edward S. Carreras, Jr. He is survived by his brothers, Dave Carreras and Roland Dardenne and wife Virginia; nieces, Pat Pankey, Marsha D. Reese and Christy D. Peterson; and nephews, Mike, Glenn, Paul and Mark Carreras. Please share memories at www.wilbertservices.com.
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Published in TheAdvocate.com from Aug. 27 to Aug. 29, 2015

Obituaries from the Past Three Days

Chiasson, Joseph Galen Wayne  
Mr. Galen Chiasson, age 77, passed away at his residence in Tylertown on Sunday, August 23, 2015. He was born July 12, 1938 in Plaquemine, Louisiana to the late Ambrose Chester and Leola Catherine Tullier Chiasson. In addition to his parents he was also preceded in death by several brothers and sisters. Mr. Chiasson had been an Electrical Instrumentation Technician with Georgia Gulf and had served in the US Navy and Coast Guard. He loved to dance and enjoyed listening to Blues Music, reading, and watching old westerns. Survivors include his wife of 20 years, Shelby Hinton Chiasson; son Lance (Michelle) Chiasson; daughters Shana (Joe) Fincher and Connie Hollenden; stepchildren Cynthia Travis, Prentiss Travis and Bradford (Tamsie) Travis; grandchildren Ian, Isaac and Julianne Fincher; step-grandchildren Eric and Andrew, Ashley Gann, Audrey Travis, Kristina and Devin Travis; and step-great-grandchild Gabriela Gann. Hartman-Hughes Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Family and friends may sign the online guest book at www.hartmanhughesfuneralhome.com.
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Published in TheAdvocate.com from Aug. 27 to Aug. 28, 2015
Coffey, Charles Edward  
Charles Edward Coffey, aged 81, of Shelbyville, TN, went home to be with the Lord on August 24, 2015, around 9:15 pm at his home. Services will be held on Saturday, August 29th at 1 pm at the First Christian Church of Shelbyville, TN. Charlie was born on June 28, 1934, in Bedford County to Gladys Victory and Dewey Coffey. Charlie was the 5th of 10 children. Charlie served in the Army, and was both a successful college football coach and businessman, as well as loving father and husband to 4 children. He last served as Head Football Coach at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Va., and founder and owner of Nationwide Express Trucking Company before retiring. He was a proud grandfather of 10, and great grandfather of one. Charlie had been a member of First Christian Church sine he was 7 years old and a follower of Christ for as many years. Coffey was preceded in death by his parents and several of his siblings. He is survived by his wife of almost 60 years, Mai Coffey and his two daughters and two sons: Suzanne Mielke of Charlotte, NC, Cindi Johnson and husband Rush Johnson of Charlotte, Mike Coffey and wife Christy of Shelbyville, and David Coffey and wife Tanya, also of Shelbyville, TN. Survivors also include his treasured 10 grandchildren, Matthew Mielke of Charlotte, Meredith Crenshaw and husband Chas, of Greenville, SC, Charlie Coffey of Shelbyville, TN, Hunter Johnson of Daytona Beach, FL, Emily Feldbruegge and husband Adam, Peter Johnson of Charlotte, NC, Katherine Coffey of Nashville, Parker Johnson of Knoxville, TN, Allie Coffey of Shelbyville and Mary Elizabeth Johnson of Charlotte, NC. Charlie has one grandchild, Levi Crenshaw of Greenville, SC. Brothers and sisters: Preceded in death Marie Coffey and husband Robert King; Preceded in death Ray Coffey, survived by wife Evelyn; Survived by Dot Coffey, whose husband Quincy Dooley is deceased; Survived by Shirley Coffey, whose husband Frank Davis is deceased; Survived by Betty Coffey, whose husband Haywood Russell is deceased; Survived by Peggy Coffey and husband Herbie Gibson; Survived by Evelyn Coffey Methvin. Visitation with the family is Friday, August 28th at the First Christian Church at 4-7 pm and again from 12-1 pm the day of the funeral. Charlie's grandsons will serve as his pallbearers. The Reverend Tom Henry will officiate. Charlie died as he had lived, fighting. He was a good man and he made a difference. Memorials can be given to the First Christian Church of Shelbyville, TN. or the Church Street United Methodist in Knoxville, TN.
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Published in TheAdvocate.com from Aug. 26 to Aug. 28, 2015

Obituaries from the Past Week

Callaway, Karen  
Resident of Fordoche, La. Passed away at Hospice of Baton Rouge Butterfly Wing at the age of 63. Funeral arrangements are pending. A. Wesley's Funeral Home, Maringouin, La.
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Published in TheAdvocate.com from Aug. 23 to Aug. 24, 2015
Carter, Daisy Hamilton  
Daisy Hamilton Carter, a resident of Baton Rouge passed away on Tuesday August 18, 2015 at St. Joseph's Carpenter House at the age of 98. She was born to the late Ed and Martha Hamilton on May 23, 1917 in Old Bird Station. She was married to Johnnie Carter and was a loving mother of six children. She was also a loving grandmother, great grandmother and great great grandmother. She was affectionaly known as ""Mama Daisy"" to everyone who knew her. She is survived by four daughters, Dorothy C. Butler, Myrtis Carter, Baton Rouge, Ella Matthews, Gardena, CA, Barbara Gail Carter (Lionel), one son, Harry Carter, Houston, TX, eleven grandchildren, sixteen great grandchildren and six great great grandchildren, a sister-in-law, Gladys Hamilton, devoted caregiver, Audrey Black, two adopted daughters, Joyce Dixon (deceased) and Sarah Jackson; two God children, Catresa Green, Baton Rouge and Saundra Grisby, Los Angeles, CA. and a host of nieces, nephews and other family and friends. Visiting hours will be from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., at Hall Davis & Son Funeral Home, Tuesday August 25, 2015. Visitation will resume at 8:00 a.m. Wednesday at the True Light Baptist Church, 3836 North Street until the celebration of life at 11:00 a.m., conducted by Reverend Dennis Hebert, Sr. Interment at Greenoaks Memorial Park. Arrangements entrusted to Hall Davis and Son Funeral Home, Baton Rouge LA.
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Published in TheAdvocate.com from Aug. 22 to Aug. 25, 2015
Croft, Gregory Kevin  
Gregory Kevin Croft, "Greg", "Taco", 62, a resident of Pride, LA, died on Sunday, August 23, 2015. He was a former employee of Industrial Pump Service, where he worked for over 24 years. Visitation will be at Sandy Creek Baptist Church on Thursday, August 27, 2015 from 9am until funeral services at 1pm, conducted by Josh Madsen and Jerry Potts. Burial will be in the church cemetery. He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Sherri Dale Cupit Croft; two daughters: Jessica Dorsa and her husband Warren Dorsa of Kings Mills, OH; Jaimie Fontenot and her husband Brennan Fontenot of Oberlin, LA; one brother, Dean Croft and his wife Susan Croft, of Pride, LA; eight grandchildren: Ted Dorsa, Jared Dorsa, Abby Dorsa, Lana Fontenot, Lacy Fontenot, Brennan Fontenot II, Gracie Fontenot, and Ava Fontenot; and one great-grandchild, Emma Ryder. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jesse Croft and Alverda Young and two brothers, Randy Croft and Ricky Croft, all of Pride, LA. Pallbearers will be Dean Croft, Justin Croft, Chris Chandler, Brennan Fontenot, Jon Smith, and Rex Cupit. Honorary pallbearers will be Warren Dorsa, Tommy Flowers, Kyle Flowers, and Buster Sullivan. In the past, he enjoyed fishing, and hunting, and in the last few years his passion was helping others. Share sympathies, memories, and condolences atwww.CharletFuneralHome.com.
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Published in TheAdvocate.com from Aug. 25 to Aug. 27, 2015
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