Howard Battle Gist Jr.

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Funeral services for Howard Battle Gist Jr. will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 22, in St. Francis Xavier Cathedral. Interment will be in Greenwood Memorial Park, Pineville, under the direction of John Kramer & Son of Alexandria. Mr. Gist, 91, of Alexandria, died at his residence. He graduated from Tulane University and from Tulane Law School. He was a member of Kappa Alpha Order and was elected to the Tulane Moot Court Board. He was president of the Law School senior class. Mr. Gist was a past president of the Louisiana State Bar Association and a longtime member of the Council of the Louisiana State Law Institute (Vice Chairman). He was recognized by the Louisiana Bar Foundation as an Outstanding Lawyer. He was a Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers. Mr. Gist was a member of the Knights of Columbus, the American Legion and the Boston Club of New Orleans. Howard is survived by the love of his life, Rosemary Flynn, whom he married in 1950. He is also survived by six children, Howard "Trey" Battle Gist III and his wife, Kimberly Craft Gist, and Marcie Elizabeth Gist, all of Alexandria, Stephanie Gist Novakovich and her husband, Eli Novakovich, of Colorado Springs, Colo., Robert Christopher Gist and his wife, Karen Taylor Gist, of New Orleans, Ellen Kyle Gist Scroggs and her husband, John Scroggs, of Alexandria, and William McGowan Gist and his wife, Linda Wood Gist, of Houston. Mr. Gist is also survived by many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Gist was involved in community, legal and banking affairs in Alexandria, Rapides Parish and the state of Louisiana for many years. Online notes of condolence may be sent to the Gist family at [email protected]
Published in TheAdvocate.com on Aug. 21, 2011
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