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ACOSTA, CHRISTIAN BLAKE
A beloved son, brother and friend and a fourth-grade student at G.W. Carver Primary School, Gonzales, he died at 8 a.m. Monday, May 20, 2002, at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center, Baton Rouge. He was 10, a resident of Gonzales and a native of Hammond. He was a Webelos Scout in Den 8 of Cub Scout Pack 65 and a member of the Carver 4-H Club. He loved to sing and play baseball and soccer. He is survived by his parents, Todd and Rebecca Hanna Acosta, Gonzales; a brother, Avery Acosta, Gonzales; maternal grandparents, Fred and Linda Palmer, Baton Rouge, and Phil and Faye Hanna, St. Amant; paternal grandparents, John and Dorothy Morrel, Prairieville, and Sidney and Theresa Acosta, Baton Rouge; great-grandmothers, Margaret Bryant, Baton Rouge, Lorena Gautreaux, Gonzales, and Louise Acosta, Baton Rouge; and many wonderful aunts, uncles and cousins. Preceded in death by his great-grandparents, Dr. James H. Bryant, John Ray and Mary Hanna, Windom Gautreaux and George Acosta. Heartfelt thanks to all of our family and friends who were very supportive during the most difficult time of our lives. Memorial donations may be made to the Children's Miracle Network, 5000 Hennessy Blvd., Baton Rouge, LA 70808.

DUGAS, JACOB MEADE
An avid and award-winning fisherman and a loving son, he died at his home on Tuesday, May 21, 2002, after fighting a courageous battle with cancer. A resident of Prairieville, he was 25 years old, a graduate of East Ascension High School and of LSU with a bachelor of science degree in wildlife and fisheries. He is survived by his mother, Denise A. Vinet; father, Francis "Rocky" Dugas Jr.; stepfather, Rodney Dotson; fianceŽ, Cathy Allen; grandparents, Raymond and Barbara Vinet of Baton Rouge and Francis Dugas of Thibodaux; aunts and uncles, Raymond Vinet Jr., John Clyde Vinet, Thomas O. Vinet, AndrŽ David Vinet, Camille L. Vinet House, Bridgette Lefort and Bernadette Dugas. Preceded in death by his grandmother, Doris Dugas, who was of Thibodaux. Memorial contributions may be made to Cathy Allen and their unborn child, 11817-A Bricksome Ave., Baton Rouge, LA 70816.

GREEN, JENNIE SMITH "ESSIE"
A native and resident of Lemannville, she died at 5:10 a.m. Friday, May 17, 2002, at Prevost Hospital, Donaldsonville. She was 77. Survived by her husband, Joseph Green Jr., Lemannville; two daughters, Inez Anderson and Nancy Duronslet, both of Baton Rouge; a stepdaughter, Catherine Stevenson, Donaldsonville; three sons, Eldridge and Leroy Green, both of Lemannville, and Pernell Green of Baton Rouge; a brother, Arthur Smith, Donaldsonville; 19 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, two sons-in-law, Roger Anderson and Joel Duronslet; a daughter-in-law, Troylynn Green; 10 sisters-in-law, a brother-in-law, nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. Preceded in death by her parents, Frank Smith and Elvie Coleman Smith; a son, Joseph Green III; 12 brothers and two sisters.

KNIGHT, FLORENCE LYNN
An insurance underwriter and a resident of Prairieville, she died Thursday, May 23, 2002, at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center. She was 43 and a native of Baton Rouge. Survived by her mother, Winnie M. Knight, Galvez; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Judy and Jimmy Isbel, Natchez, Miss., and Patsy and Jerry Meades, Prairieville; a brother and sister-in-law, Gary and Wendy Knight, Ocean Springs, Miss.; three nephews, Eric and David Meades and William Knight; and two nieces, Tara Poirrier and Frances Knight. Preceded in death by her father, Warren Knight; a brother, Earl W. Knight; and grandparents, J.H. and Rena Finley and Bee Hall. She was a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church, where she served as a pianist for 20 years. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Oak Grove Baptist Church.

BERTHELOT, VERNA MARIE MABILE
A homemaker and lifelong resident of Pierre Part, she died at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, July 11, 2002, in an automobile accident in Pierre Part. She was 75. Survived by her husband, Steve J. Berthelot, Pierre Part; mother, Ada Blanchard Mabile, Napoleonville; three daughters and sons-in-law, Evelyn B. and Patrick Martinez, Baton Rouge, Margaret B. and Philip Crochet III, Port Hudson, and Helena B. and Stephen Michel, Donaldsonville; a son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Delores L. Berthelot, Pierre Part; three sisters, Edith M. Boudreaux and Vivian M. Cavalier, both of Pierre Part, and Mary M. Acosta, Donaldsonville; two brothers, Philip Mabile, Marrero, and Joseph Mabile Jr., Sorrento; 11 grandchildren, Daina Martinez Hebert, Tricia Ann Martinez, Nicole Martinez Magee, Patrick Bernard Martinez, Christian Crochet White, Ashley Elizabeth Crochet, Lindsay Rebecca Crochet, Mandy Elizabeth Berthelot, Kristin Sue Berthelot, Mikalyn Marie Berthelot and Tiffany Elizabeth Michel; and six great-grandchildren, Jacob Lee Magee, Matthew Cole Magee, Victoria Elizabeth Hebert, Kaileigh Marie White, Cameron Michell Klein and Brayden Philip Cornette. Preceded in death by her father, Joseph Mabile Sr.; a sister, Delta M. Boudreaux; and a brother, Eugene Mabile Sr. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, Ladies Altar Society and Catholic Daughters of the Americas. She was a retreat captain for Cenacle Retreat House in Metairie.

BURKHALTER, BEVERLY TANNER
Died Monday, July 8, 2002, at her residence in Abilene, Texas. She was 61, born Sept. 7, 1940, in Prairieville. Survivors include four sons, Rock Tanner and his fiancee, Cheryl Elsen, Abilene, Hanson Monroe Tanner, Jennings, Charles Burkhalter Jr., Abilene, and Mark Burkhalter, Comfort, Texas; six daughters, Penny Sue Kmiec, Abilene, Patty Rhodes, Austin, Amber Hunter, Holden, Patricia Rosinbaum, Edith Burkhalter and Laurie Burkhalter, all of Kerrville, Texas; two brothers, John H. Morgan Jr., Zachary, and Dan Morgan, Baton Rouge; four sisters, Betty Martin, Baton Rouge, Allie Wilson, Sue Eberling and Nancy Dubon, all of Prairieville; 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

GROS, JUNE GREAUD OVERTON
A resident of Prairieville, she died Saturday, July 13, 2002, at her home. She was 67. Arrangments are pending with Greenoaks Funeral Home, 9595 Florida Blvd.

GUILLOT, EDGAR FREDRICK
A retired first mate tankerman for Exxon Inland Marine for 26 years and a native and resident of Donaldsonville, he died at 1:35 a.m. Sunday, July 7, 2002, in Baton Rouge. He was 86. Survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Judy Folse Guillot, Plaquemine; two grandchildren, Cindy Champagne and Claire Torrent; and three great-grandchildren, Justin, William and Nicholas. Preceded in death by his wife of 61 years, Mary Landry Guillot; and parents, Fred and Mathilde Simoneaux Guillot.

GUEDRY, JULIAN ANN
A homemaker and a resident and native of St. Amant, she died at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, July 13, 2002, at St. Elizabeth Hospital, Gonzales. She was 82. Survived by her daughter, Dolores Babin, Gonzales; a daughter-in-law, Janet Guedry, St. Amant; four sons and daughters-in-law, Lionel Jay and Marlene Guedry, St. Amant, John Gabriel and Noradean Guedry, Gonzales, Samuel G. and Carol Guedry, Sorrento, and Lamar P. and Gloria Guedry, St. Amant; 18 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her husband, George Guedry; parents, Alexandria and Adell Lavigne Lanoux; a son, Rufus Guedry; a son-in-law, Robert "Boo" Babin; a sister, Bertha Duplessis; two brothers, Herbert and J.B. Lanoux. She was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Her high school senior class was the first to graduate from St. Amant High School.

HOHENSEE, ELLA MAE SOLAR BERGERON
A retired clerk and a resident and native of Donaldsonville, she died at 4:35 a.m. Friday, July 12, 2002, in Baton Rouge. She was 82. Survived by her husband, James Hohensee, Napoleonville; a daughter, Trudy Coupel, Paincourtville; a stepdaughter, a stepson, 11 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her first husband, Morris Bergeron; a daughter, Mary Ann Comeaux; a son, M.J. Bergeron; parents, Sam and Frances Medine Solar; and two brothers, Sam Jr. and Sterling Solar. She was a member of American Legion Ladies Auxiliary.

INZENGA, JESSICA LAUREN
Born May 19, 1986, she left her family and friends on Wednesday, July 10, 2002, after an automobile accident. She was a student and cheerleader at Bishop Sullivan High School. She leaves behind her parents, Jay and Pattie Inzenga; paternal grandparents, Don and Doris Inzenga; and many loving supporting family and friends. She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Herman D. Kornegay and Anne Milne Kornegay. She was full of love and life. She loved cheerleading and was very active in school activities. She previously attended Our Lady of Mercy School and was a member of Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church. Jessica leaves with her family and friends a legacy of love and joy. She always had a smile on her beautiful face and was friendly to everyone she met. The family wishes to thank all the many friends and family who were at her side at the hospital until her passing. Her organs have been donated to LOPA in the hopes of giving life to another. She will be missed greatly by all. Memorial donations may be made to The Jessica Inzenga Memorial Scholarship Fund c/o Bishop Sullivan High School, P.O. Box 86110, Baton Rouge, LA 70879 or Our Lady of Mercy School Tuition Assistance Fund. Burial in Resthaven Gardens of Memory.

MCGUFFEY, WALLACE L.
A retired employee of Baton Rouge Water Works and a resident of Baton Rouge, he died Sunday, July 7, 2002, in Baton Rouge. He was 68 and a native of Hillaryville. Survived by two daughters, Barbara Hilliard-Abram and Leslie M. Stewart; a son, James Thomas; two sisters, Ortha Mae McGuffey and Lillie Mae Taylor; two brothers, Willie Brown and Lawrence McGuffey; and three grandchildren. Preceded in death by his father and mother, George McGuffey Sr. and Carrie H. McGuffey; and three brothers, Wilbert Brown, George McGuffey and Herbert McGuffey.

MENDOZA, JAMES DAVID "JIMMY"
A retired maintenance supervisor with Freeport Chemical and a resident of Gonzales, he died at 9:05 a.m. Wednesday, July 10, 2002, in Baton Rouge. He was 69 and a native of Freeport, Texas. Survived by his wife, Frances Louise Duhon Mendoza, Gonzales; three sons and daughters-in-law, James and Joann Mendoza, Houma, David and Monica Mendoza, Gonzales, and Thomas and Carol Mendoza, St. Amant; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Willa Mae Dugas, Port Sulphur, and Ethel and Leonard Bailey, Ruston; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Henry and Edwina Mendoza, Pearl River, and Irwin and Dee Mendoza, Carrier, Miss.; six grandchildren, three stepgrandchildren, two great-grandchildren and a stepgreat-grandchild. Preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Carmen Theriot Mendoza. He was a past grand knight of Knights of Columbus Council 2657.

MUT, MAUD LANDRY "PADDY"
A native of Smoke Bend and a resident of Baton Rouge, she died at 1 a.m. Tuesday, July 9, 2002, at Lakewood Quarters Nursing Center, after a brief illness. She was 81. Visiting was at Rabenhorst Funeral Home, 825 Government St., from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday, with recitation of the rosary at 7 p.m., led by the Kaycee Auxiliary. She is survived by her children, Katherine "Kathy" Stott and husband Ronald, Baker, Judith "Judy" Maranto and husband Phillip, Baton Rouge, and Lester Mut Jr. and partner Joe Boniol, Baton Rouge; a brother, Floyd P. Landry, Baton Rouge; a sister, Myrle L. Robichaux, Baton Rouge; five grandchildren, Lori Stott Hutchinson of Prairieville, David R. Stott and wife Breezy of Baker, Bryan P. Maranto and wife Amanda of Watson, Dennis M. Maranto and wife Angela of Plaquemine and Christopher A. Maranto and wife Tracy of Watson; 13 great-grandchildren, Dawn and Jeremy Howe and Dara Hutchinson, all of Prairieville, U.S. Marine Corps recruit Dane Hutchinson, Parris Island, S.C., Randall Stott, Walker, Anna, Nathan, Justin and Jacob Maranto, Plaquemine, Stephen and Emily Maranto and Joshua, Hudson and Rebekah Maranto, all of Watson; a stepgreat-granddaughter and her husband, Donise and Mark Roussel and their daughter Victoria; a great-great-granddaughter, Breanna Bercegeay of Prairieville; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Preceded in death by her husband, Lester M. Mut; parents, St. Martin and Irene Landry; a sister, Della L. Bennett; and a brother, Carl M. Landry. She was retired from Acme Refrigeration of Baton Rouge. She was a member of St. Louis King of France Catholic Church, member and past president of Istrouma Kaycee Auxiliary and member of the Catholic Daughters of the Americas Court of St. Charles. She was past state president of the Kaycee Council of Auxiliaries of Louisiana Inc. and a volunteer with the Special Olympics. The family wishes to extend special recognition to the staff at Lakewood Quarters Nursing Center for the care and support provided to their mother during her stay there.

SIMONEAUX, ALVIN MURPHY "VEEN"
A retired employee of Dugas & LeBlanc of Paincourtville and a resident of Gonzales, he died at 12:15 p.m. Tuesday, July 9, 2002. He was 83, born July 3, 1919, in Paincourtville. He is survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents, Gabin and Ursule Cedotal Simoneaux; a brother, Alton Simoneaux; and a sister, Lelia Rivere.

SINGER, CECILE
A homemaker, she died Saturday, July 6, 2002, at Riverwest Medical Center in Plaquemine. She was 97, a native of Klotzville and a resident of Donaldsonville. Survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Faye and George Boutain and Paula and Kermit Woods, all of Donaldsonville; five grandchildren, Paul and Pedro Porter, Quint and Michael Boutain and Alia Woods; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends including Rosemary Landry, Catherine Prean and Gaynell Mills, all of Donaldsonville. Preceded in death by her husband, Alexander Singer; parents; two brothers, Luke and Pierre Condoll; and two sisters, Ordie and Rita Porter.

WEBRE, MAURICE A.
A distributor for Gulf Oil Co., H.J. Truxillo Inc., and a resident of Donaldsonville, he died at 1:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 9, 2002, at his home in Donaldsonville. He was 65 and a native of Vacherie. Survived by his wife, Edith Dugas Webre, Donaldsonville; two daughters and sons-in-law, Rhonda and Randall Bellina, Donaldsonville, and Nicole and Edward Martin, Baton Rouge; three sons and daughters-in-law, Carl and Mary Webre, Baton Rouge, Darryl and Bonnie Webre, Plaquemine, and Gary and Cecile Webre, Donaldsonville; a sister, Loretta Blanchard, Brusly; four brothers, Dennis Webre, Urlic Webre and David Webre, all of Donaldsonville, and Donald Webre, Belle Rose; and seven grandchildren, Carl Webre Jr., Megan Webre, Brandt Webre, Shalyn Webre, Elizabeth Bellina, Nicholas Bellina and Isabel Webre. Preceded in death by his parents, Maurice A. and Marie Becnel Webre; and a sister, Lorraine Woods. He was a member of Ascension of Our Lord Catholic Church. Special thanks to Dr. Patrick Stagg and the staff at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center, Cancer Services of Greater Baton Rouge, Feliciana Home Health and Hospice Odyssy Health Care.


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