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Miscellaneous St. Mary's Parish, Louisiana Obituaries


Gertrude Phillips Lowry
Gertrude Phillips Lowry, 98, a native of Gaffney, S.C., and long-time resident of Spartanburg, S.C., died this morning in Asheville, N.C. She is survived by her daughter, Mrs. Doyle E. (Lucy) Shirley of Morgan City; a host of grandchildren, including Linda Shirley, Steve Shirley and Andy Shirley, all of Morgan City, and Becky Shirley Hymel of Arden, N.C.; and a host of great-grandchildren, including Dusty Shirley, Charlie Shirley, Jonathan Shirley, Christopher Shirley and Allison Shirley, all of Morgan City; and Jon Eric Hymel and Ashley Hymel of Arden, N.C.; a son, C.W. "Billy" Lowry Jr. of Manden, N.D.; three brothers, Horace Phillips, Dever Phillips and Levys Phillips, all of South Carolina; and two sisters. She was preceded in death by her husband, three brothers, two sisters and a son. Funeral services Saturday will begin at 2 p.m. at Bethany Baptist Church in Spartanburg, S.C. Bobo Funeral Chapel in Spartanburg, S.C., will be in charge of arrangements.

John Joseph Aucoin Sr.
John Joseph Aucoin Sr., 81, a native of Morgan City and resident of Amelia, died Thursday at 10 p.m. at Lakewood Medical Center in Morgan City. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II. Visitation today will be from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. and resume Saturday at 8 a.m. at Hargrave Funeral Home in Morgan City. A Rosary service will begin at 7 p.m. today. Funeral services will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Morgan City. Burial will be in the Morgan City Cemetery. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Lorena Gaudet Aucoin of Amelia; two sons, John J. Aucoin Jr. of Baton Rouge and Anthony J. Aucoin of Berwick; four brothers, Leonard J. Aucoin of Bayou Vista, Henry J. Aucoin of Bayou LíOurse and Paul J. Aucoin and Albert J. Aucoin, both of Morgan City; four sisters, Mrs. Mary Dinger of Bayou LíOurse, Mrs. Margie Mitchell and Mrs. Carrie Daigle, both of Morgan City and Mrs. Beatrice Landry of Houma; four grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Leonce J. and Anna Lee Lombas Aucoin; and two brothers, Clement J. Aucoin and Lynis J. Aucoin. Hargrave Funeral Home in Morgan City is in charge of arrangements.

Linda Kay DiMiceli
Linda Kay DiMiceli, 50, a native of Lake Arthur and a longtime resident of Morgan City, died Thursday at 10:30 a.m. Visitation will be held today from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. and will resume Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Miguez Funeral Home in Jennings. Burial will be in the Mermentau Cemetery. She is survived by her husband, Robert "Bobby" DiMiceli of Morgan City; her mother, Mercie Rials of Lake Arthur; one sister, Nola Mallett of Lake Arthur; two daughters, Glinda Mowry and Buffy Russell, both of Mermentau; two sons, Aaron Cradeur of Morgan City and Jody Cradeur of Bayou Vista; and 12 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her father, one sister and one brother.

The Rev. Harry Tompson
The Rev. Harry Tompson, a Jesuit priest, pastor and educator, died of prostate cancer early Thursday in the rectory of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church of New Orleans. He was 64. At the time of his death, Tompson was pastor of Immaculate Conception, once merely a drop-in church for office and retail workers in the Central Business District. But in seven years there, he revived the downtown church, launched a $1 million renovation and made it the center of a community of about 2,200 people from throughout metro New Orleans. Benevolence was a strongpoint of his character. The most recent was the Good Shepherd Nativity Mission School, a novel Catholic school for poor children he helped found in a former furniture store a few blocks from Immaculate Conception. The school is scheduled to open in August. "Father Harry Tompson was a legendary priest in our community. And I do not use that word lightly," said Archbishop Francis Schulte, who will celebrate Tompsonís funeral Mass next week. Immaculate Conception was Father Tompsonís last major assignment in a 33-year career that included his work as principal and president of Jesuit High School, where between 1974 and 1987 he imprinted his forceful personality on thousands of students and parents. Tompson grew up in Algiers and arrived at Jesuit a socially backward, shy stutterer who often sought to hide at the edges of student life. His personality flowered there, however, and continued to bloom under the highly structured disciplines of the Society of Jesus, which he joined right out of high school. When he returned to Jesuit, Tompson said, he made it his mission to seek out every student and mine him in search of his gifts. Tompson was ordained in 1967, having earned bachelorís and masterís degrees from Spring Hill College in Mobile, Ala. Shortly after ordination, he completed studies toward an advanced theology degree from St. Louis University. Tompson spent his first years as a priest at Jesuit-run schools in Dallas and Houston. He returned to New Orleans in 1974 for his work at Jesuit. Later, he served briefly in a Jesuit mission office in New Orleans and did more advanced theological studies at the Weston School of Theology in Cambridge, Mass. He ran the Jesuitsí Manresa Retreat House in Convent from 1989 to 1994, and then went to Immaculate Conception. Survivors include his mother, Jeanne Tompson; a brother, Richard; and four nieces and nephews. Tompsonís body will lie in state for two days at Immaculate Conception, Monday from 1 to 8 p.m. and Tuesday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Schulte will celebrate Tompsonís funeral Mass at Immaculate Conception on Wednesday at 10 a.m. Burial will follow at the Jesuit novitiate at St. Charles College in Grand Couteau. Jacob Schoen & Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Melanie Elaine Smith
Funeral services will be held at a 2:30 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial today at Delhomme Chapel of the Flowers for Melanie Elaine Smith, 27, who died at the residence of her parents in Lafayette, Wednesday, April 4. The Rev. Gary Schexnayder, pastor of St. Edmond Catholic Church, will be the celebrant of the Mass and conduct the funeral services. Interment will take place at Lafayette Memorial Park Cemetery. Miss Smith was a native of Morgan City and a resident of Lafayette. She was the daughter of Mike Terro and the former Deborah Skinner. Survivors include her parents, Mike and Deborah Skinner Terro of Lafayette; her maternal grandparents, Virgil M. and Patricia D. Skinner of Lafayette; and one sister, Nicole Terro of Lafayette. She was preceded in death by her brother, Joshua. Pallbearers will be Tim Skinner, George Skinner, Virgil Skinner, Fred Shea, David Sonnier and Konrad Kirsch. Delhomme Funeral Home, 1011 Bertrand Drive in Lafayette, is in charge of arrangements.

Carole Jean Gray Billiot
Carole Jean Gray Billiot, 57, a native and resident of Morgan City, died Monday at Lakewood Medical Center in Morgan City. She was a convenience store assistant manager and a member of Holy Cross Catholic Church in Morgan City. Visitation will be held Wednesday from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. and will resume Thursday at 8 a.m. at Twin City Funeral Home in Morgan City. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday at Holy Cross and interment will follow in the Morgan City Cemetery. She is survived by her husband, Aubrey Billiot Sr. of Morgan City; two sons, Aubrey Billiot Jr. and Wayne Billiot, both of Morgan City; one daughter, Charlene B. Barrow of Bossier City; one brother, A.J. Gray of Summerville, S.C.; one sister, Margaret G. Floyd of Bayou Vista; and nine grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, one daughter and one brother. Twin City Funeral Home in Morgan City is in charge of arrangements.

Paul M. Sheehan
Paul M. Sheehan, 62, a native of New Orleans and resident of Port Charlotte, Fla., died Thursday, June 27, at his residence after a short bout with cancer. He is survived by his wife, Patricia Vining Sheehan; four daughters, Joanne Crawley and her husband, Daniel, Tina Richards and her husband, Pete, all of Florida, Michelle Tholen and her husband, Paul, of Okinawa, Japan, and Katrina Leftwich and her husband, Doug, of Bayou Vista; one brother, Charles Sheehan Jr. and his wife, Maria, of Berwick; and a sister, Pat LaCoste and her husband, John, also of Berwick; two stepsons, Linden Richard and his wife, Sandra, of Thibodaux, and Chris Richard and his wife, Jackie, of Pierre Part; one stepdaughter, Anna Knight and her husband, Alan, of North Carolina; and nine grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles I. Sheehan Sr. and Anna Evelyn Sheehan. His remains will be cremated as per his wishes. A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Myrtle Rushing Bougues
Myrtle Rushing Bougues, 83, a native of Jonesville and resident of Patterson since 1987, died at 11:50 a.m. Monday, Dec. 2, 2002, at Franklin Health Care Center. Visitation will be Wednesday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and continue Thursday at 8 a.m. at Ibertís Mortuary in Patterson. Funeral services will begin at 10 a.m. Thursday at Ibertís Mortuary in Patterson. Burial will be in the Patterson Protestant Cemetery. She is survived by two sons, Roger Thornton of Fort Worth, Texas, and Billy Thornton of Winnsboro; one daughter, Mary Graves of Monterey; one sister, Nell Montgomery of Minden; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren, with her grandchild, Rita Taylor, being her caregiver for the past 13 years. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Ross Bougues Sr.; her father, Joe Rushing; her mother, Kitty Calvit Rushing; three brothers, Ray Rushing, J.C. Rushing and Cammie Rushing; and two sisters, Ethel Boles and Lela Applegate. Ibertís Mortuary in Patterson is in charge of arrangements.

John Brisco
John Brisco, 42, a native of Lafayette and resident of Morgan City, died Monday at 4:13 p.m. at Teche Regional Medical Center in Morgan City. Visitation will be Friday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Church of Christ in Franklin. Funeral services will be held Friday at 1 p.m. at the church. Burial will be in the Franklin Cemetery. He is survived by his father, Essix Brisco of Baldwin; two brothers, Michael Brisco of Baldwin and Richard Brisco of Morgan City; and three sisters, Neoami Brisco of Dallas, Essie Mae Brisco Wells of New Iberia and Donna Marie B. Short of Franklin. Jones Funeral Home in Morgan City is in charge of arrangements.

Samuel "Sam" Elmore
Samuel "Sam" Elmore, 70, a resident of Morgan City, died Wednesday in Houma. He was employed by Bollinger Marine Fabrication for six years and by McDermott for 23 years. He retired from the U.S. Navy after 24 years of service. Funeral services will be held Monday at 10 a.m. at Lewis Funeral Home in Magnolia, Ark. Burial will be in the Philadelphia Cemetery in Magnolia, Ark. He is survived by his wife, Kay Elmore; one son, Dale Dunham; two daughters, Pam Hyatte and Allison Whittington; two brothers, Britton Elmore and Barge Elmore; and one sister, Belvern "Jack" James. He was preceded in death by his parents, five brothers and five sisters. Hargrave Funeral Home in Morgan City is in charge of local arrangements.

Rita Mae Stansbury
Rita Mae Stansbury, 81, a native and resident of Morgan City, died Sunday in Morgan City. Funeral services were held Monday at 11 a.m. at Hargrave Funeral Home in Morgan City. Burial was in the Morgan City Cemetery. She is survived by her sisters, Ella Ruth Mensman and Rose Ann Williams, both of Morgan City, Rebecca Emeline Aucoin of Port Allen, Wanzie Cousin of Marrero and Carolyn Jean Darce of Baton Rouge; and her brothers, Owen Oneill Stansbury, Dirk Danial Stansbury and Jack Andrew Stansbury, all of Morgan City. She was preceded in death by her parents and three brothers. Hargrave Funeral Home in Morgan City was in charge of arrangements.

Annie Mae T. Campbell
Annie Mae T. Campbell, 83, a resident of Kaplan, died Wednesday at Teche Regional Medical Center in Morgan City. Funeral services were held today at 2 p.m. at Vincent Funeral Home in Kaplan. Burial was in the Kaplan Cemetery. She is survived by two sons, Vernice Campbell of Abbeville and Charles Campbell of Patterson; two brothers, Willis Trahan of Abbeville and Leo Trahan of Port Neches, Texas; one sister, Bernice Simon of Sulphur; six grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband. Vincent Funeral Home in Kaplan was in charge of arrangements.

Jeffrey Albert Aucoin
Jeffrey Albert Aucoin, 19, a native of Houma and resident of Bogalusa, died Saturday, Aug. 2, in Bogalusa. Visitation will be Tuesday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Hargrave Funeral Home in Morgan City. Funeral services will begin at 3 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in the St. Andrew Cemetery in Amelia. He is survived by his father, Lucien James Aucoin of Morgan City; one sister, Christina Aucoin of Bayou LíOurse; two brothers, James Casey Aucoin and Bret James Legnon, both of Bayou LíOurse; and his paternal grandmother, Doris Aucoin. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Victor Aucoin; and a first cousin, Victor Joseph Aucoin. Hargrave Funeral Home in Morgan City is in charge of arrangements.

Emily Robicheaux Guidry
Emily Robicheaux Guidry, 81, a native and resident of Centerville, died Sunday at Our Lady of Lourdes in Lafayette. Visitation will be observed from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. today at Ibertís Mortuary in Franklin, and resume at 11 a.m. Wednesday. Funeral services will begin at 2 p.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Centerville, the Rev. Kenneth Mayne officiating. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery. Guidry is survived by one son, Roy "Buck" Guidry of Centerville; one daughter, Gail Guidry of Centerville; one brother, Joe Robicheaux Jr. of Centerville; three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, two brothers and one grandson. Arrangements were entrusted to Ibertís Mortuary in Franklin.

H.J. "Jim" Lee Jr.
H.J. "Jim" Lee Jr., 69, passed away Nov. 29, 2003, at his home in Bayou Vista, following a courageous battle with cancer. Public visitation was held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday at Hargrave Funeral Home in Morgan City. Visitation resumed this morning before dismissal at 10:30 a.m. A memorial tribute was held Dec. 1, 2003, prior to Masonic services at 7 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial was held at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Patterson, conducted by Monsignor Richard Green at 11 a.m. on Dec. 2. Trusted friends and fellow Masons of Lafayette Lodge 87 were pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were Jimís lifelong loving friends, Tom Dontay, Sidney Raymond and John Harrison II. Entombment was in the Morgan City Mausoleum. Jim is survived by his devoted wife of 42 years, Elinor L. Lee. He is the blessed father of four sons and daughters-in-law: James A. Lee (spouse, Cathy Premeaux) of West Palm Beach, Fla., Kenneth P. Lee (spouse, Donna Thibodaux) of Lafayette, Robert F. Lee (spouse, Shawn Brizzard) of West Palm Beach, Fla., Earl B. Lee (spouse, Lisa Derrick) of Baton Rouge; and one daughter and son-in-law, Mary Catherine Lee Stephens (spouse, Dan Stephens) of Bayou Vista. Jim is an Air Force veteran of the Korean War Conflict. He was a loyal Mason and current master of Lafayette Lodge 87 in Patterson where he devoted much time and efforts to the lodgeís Dyslexic Clinic for children in St. Mary Parish. Jim is also a 32nd degree Mason through the Baton Rouge Consistory and a member of the Jerusalem Temple which supports the Shrinerís Hospital for crippled and burned children in Louisiana. Jim spent many years as a salesman in the oil field industry in south Louisiana. Jim is the proud grandfather of 13 grandchildren and three great-grandsons. He was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Simon Lee-Briehn of Morgan City; his father, Herman J. Lee Sr. of St. Petersburg, Fla.; his brother, Weldon Briehn of Milton, Fla.; and his father- and mother-in-law, Paul and Catherine Lee of Bayou LíOurse. The East St. Mary Funeral Squad honored him with military graveside services in which their comrade courageously gave of himself in defense of our great nation, with presentation of the American flag and a 21-gun salute. In lieu of flowers, Jim and his family strongly request memorial donations be made to either of the following: Lafayette Lodge 87 F&AM, P.O. Box 765, Patterson, LA 70392 for benefit of dyslexic clinic, or, Bayou Region Hospice, 1340 West Tunnel Blvd., Suite 310, Houma, LA 70360-2827. Hargrave Funeral Home in Morgan City has been entrusted with arrangements.

Nathan Williams
Nathan Williams, 60, a native of Lafayette and a resident of Franklin, died Saturday at 8:43 a.m. at Teche Regional Medical Center in Morgan City. He was a veteran of the United States Army. Visitation will be held Saturday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at St. Joseph Baptist Church in Franklin. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at the church with burial following in the church cemetery. He is survived by his wife, Eulie W. Williams of Franklin; two sons, Christopher Williams of Charenton and William Davis Jr. of Franklin; three daughters, Karen Williams of Charenton and Patricia Davis and Cheryl Davis, both of Franklin; two sisters, Idell Stokes of Franklin and Lillie L. Lee of New Orleans; one Godchild; and eight grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother. Jones Funeral Home in Franklin is in charge of arrangements.

Lilly Mary Adams
Lilly Mary Adams, 47, a native of Berwick and resident of Morgan City, died Monday, March 29, 2004, at Teche Regional Medical Center in Morgan City. She was a member of Holy Cross Catholic Church in Morgan City. She was the daughter of the late Maurice Adams and the late Henrietta Carpenter Adams. She is survived by seven sisters, Fay Adam of Pearland, Texas, and her children, Meagan, Scott and Will; Emily Austin and her late husband, Harold, of Matthews, N.C., and their children, Kathy, Joanie and Dennis; Joe Etta Willeford of Houston, Texas, and her children, B.J. and Jason; Dee Miller of Reno, Nev., and her daughter, Dawn; Susie Motichek and her husband, John, of Madisonville, La., and their daughter, Jamie Lynn; Janet Ballard and her husband, Lloyd, of Odessa, Texas, and her children, Shawn and Tommy; and Molly Womack of Carencro and her children, Natalie and Troy. She also is survived by two brothers, Warren Adams and his wife, Lillian, of New Iberia and their children, Julie, Joshua and Donna; and Morris Adams and his wife, Janice, of Franklin, La. She was preceded in death by her parents, Maurice and Henrietta Adams; and twin brothers, Alcee and Atlas Adams. A memorial service was held at Twin City Funeral Home in Morgan City on Monday, April 5, with the Rev. Jay Baker officiating. Twin City Funeral Home in Morgan City has been entrusted with arrangements.

Norman Russell Willis Jr.
Norman Russell Willis Jr., 43, a native of Morgan City, former resident of Franklin and a resident of Sulphur since 2000, died Tuesday in Sulphur. He is survived by his wife, Sandra Fowler Willis, of Sulphur; three daughters, Christy Angeron of Bayou Vista, Cheri Moncada of Tennessee and Brandi Willis of Franklin; his father, Norman Russell Willis Sr. of Franklin; his mother, Melba Lombas Willis of Franklin; two sisters Linda Willis of Sherman, Texas, and Sherry Willis of New Iberia; two step-sons, Barry Bonin Jr. of Sulphur and Fred Bonin of New Iberia; and six grandchildren. Funeral services were held this afternoon at Ibertís Mortuary in Patterson, the Rev. Randy Plessala of Riverlife Revival Center officiating. Interment followed in the Berwick Cemetery. Arrangements were entrusted to Ibertís Mortuary of Patterson.

Martha Lecamu
Martha Lecamu, 86, a native of Monroe and resident of Morgan City, died Saturday, Aug. 2, 2002. Visitation will be today from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and will resume Tuesday at 8 a.m. at Hargrave Funeral Home in Morgan City. Funeral services, the Rev. Paul Wilson officiating, will begin at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial will follow in the Morgan City Mausoleum. She is survived by two brothers-in-law, Lloyd Lecamu and Luzin Lecamu and his wife, Annie Lecamu, all of Bayou Vista. She was preceded in death by her husband, Levice Lecamu; her parents; two brothers; and one sister. Hargrave Funeral Home in Morgan City is in charge of arrangements.

Beatrice Mary Liner
Beatrice Mary Liner, 77, born Dec. 14, 1926, a native of Linerís Canal and resident of Morgan City, passed away Feb. 1, 2004, at Teche Regional Medical Center in Morgan City. Visitation will be observed today from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Hargrave Funeral Home in Morgan City with a rosary at 7 p.m. Visitation will resume Tuesday at 8 a.m. Funeral services Tuesday will begin at 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Morgan City. Interment will follow in the Morgan City Cemetery. Mrs. Liner was a longtime housekeeper at Lakewood Medical Center, a member of the AARP St. Mary Chapter and she was a member of Our Lady Star of the Sea. She is survived by one son, Frank McGonagill and his wife, Sheli, of Berwick; five sisters, Gladys Henry of Morgan City, Anne Lott of Lafayette, Beverly Valdes of New Orleans, Eileen Liner of Avondale and Wilda Moreau of Bayou Vista; five brothers, Andrew Liner of Franklin, Jimmy Liner of Patterson, Roy Liner of New Orleans, Karl Liner of Bayou Vista and Raymond Liner of Franklin. She also is survived by three grandchildren, Shannon McGonagill, Maddi McGonagill and Tristan McGonagill; 63 nieces and nephews and her very close family friend, Debbie Leonard of Bayou Vista. She was preceded in death by her parents, Aurthur and Liza Liner; her husband, Joseph Vidrine; and four brothers, J.C. Liner, Collins Liner, Golden Liner and James Liner. Hargrave Funeral Home in MorganCity has been entrusted with the arrangements.

Louise Della "Taunt Dod" Gaspard
Louise Della "Taunt Dod" Gaspard, 86, a native and resident of Belle River, died Tuesday, April 6, 2004, at Jackson Manor in Jonesboro. She was a member of Church of God of Prophecy in Belle River. She was the daughter of the late Frank Gaspard and the late Louisiana Leonard Gaspard. She is survived by four nephews, Randall Gaspar of Texas, Honory Gaspard of Belle River, Curtis Gaspard of Pierre Part and Carl Gaspard of Belle River; nine nieces, Mildred Raggio of Baton Rouge, Gaydell Simmons of Morgan City, Susie Sanford of Morgan City, Frankie Groves of Mississippi, Ebe Lambert of Belle River, Ezelle Grissom of Mississippi, Leola Lofton of Chatham, Sue Gaspard of Morgan City and Letetia Blanchard of Belle River. She was preceded in death by her mother and father, and six brothers, Philip Gaspard, Pierre Gaspard, Frank Gaspard Jr., Paul Gaspard, Ellis Gaspard and John Gaspard; and two sisters, Anna Himel and E. Frozien. The family will receive friends from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. today, April 7, 2004, at Church of God of Prophecy in Belle River. Visitation will resume at 9 a.m. Thursday and continue until service time at the church. Funeral services will begin at 4 p.m. Thursday, April 8, 2004, at Church of God of Prophecy, with the Rev. Tony Pittman officiating. Interment will be at Church of God of Prophecy Cemetery in Belle River. Twin City Funeral Home in Morgan City has been entrusted with the arrangements.

Dorothy "Dot" Carver Roberts
Dorothy "Dot" Carver Roberts, 71, a native of Gadsden, Ala., and resident of Morgan City, died Saturday, June 19, 2004, at her residence in Morgan City. She was a faithful member of First Baptist Church in Morgan City since the late Ď60s. She was a past member of the Eastern Star and past member of the Krewe of Galatea. She enjoyed arts and crafts and cooking. She loved to travel and would take trips to Hawaii several times a year. She loved children, which was evident by the countless hours of volunteer work she gave to Immanuel Christian School in Morgan City. She loved life and lived it to the fullest, pouring her energies into that which she loved most, her family. Her passion was raising her grandson and spending time with the love of her life and soulmate for over 44 years, her husband, James "Slick" Roberts. James and Dot founded and own Master Electric Service Co. in Morgan City. She was the daughter of the late Leroy Carver and Alberta Harris Carver of Morgan City. She is survived by her husband of over 44 years, James O. "Slick" Roberts of Morgan City; two daughters, Leisha Abrams of Cumming, Ga., and Julie Bridge and her companion, Terrance Holcombe of Morgan City; one son, Patrick Glen Roberts of Morgan City; a sister, Patricia Banicky of Morgan City; two brothers, Leroy Carver and his wife, Sue, of Pascagoula, Miss., and Leland Carver and his wife, Gladyce of Longview, Texas; three grandchildren, Christopher Bridge, Melissa Abrams and Michael Abrams. She was preceded in death by her father, Leroy Carver. The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. today at Twin City Funeral Home in Morgan City. Funeral services will be at Twin City at 5 p.m. today with Dr. Roderick Theiring officiating. Mrs. Robertsí wishes were that she be cremated. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be directed to the American Cancer Society in her honor. Twin City Funeral Home in Morgan City has been entrusted with the arrangements.

Narcess Clement Crappell
Narcess Clement Crappell, 89, a native of Berwick and resident of Morgan City, died Wednesday in Morgan City. Visitation will be today, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., and resume Friday at 8 a.m. at Hargrave Funeral Home in Morgan City. Funeral services will begin at 10 a.m. Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Morgan City Cemetery. She is survived by five sons, Junius Crappell, Larry Crappell and Wade Crappell Sr., all of Morgan City, Herbert Crappell of Patterson and Lawrence Crappell of Albuquerque, N.M.; two daughters, Iris Crappell Fry of Patterson and Ruby Crappell Van Cleave of Mississippi; three sisters, Dolly Thompson Klein of Berwick, Rena Deslotte of Morgan City and Kay Suttoon of Bayou Vista; one brother, Gerald Fabre of Bayou LíOurse; 25 grandchildren; and 43 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Preston Crappell; one son, Roland Crappell; her father, Clement Fabre; her mother, Tillie Fabre; one granddaughter, Kim Crappell Black; four brothers, Morris Fabre, Lawrence Fabre, Nolon Fabre and Alden Fabre; and five sisters, Della Meranto, Mildred Fabre Price, Ethel Fabre Whetstone, Anna Fabre Scott and Romana Fabre. Pallbearers will be her five sons and her grandson, Alex Crappell. Hargrave Funeral Home in Morgan City is in charge of arrangements.

Dorothy B. Lewis
Dorothy B. Lewis, 82, a native of Independence and resident of Morgan City, died Wednesday, June 11, 2003. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Morgan City. Funeral services will follow at 2 p.m. at the church. Interment will follow at the Morgan City Mausoleum. Lewis is survived by her husband, Russell Lewis; her sister, Rose Marie Robichaux, and husband, Ibert Robichaux, of Morgan City; her niece, Diane Fears, and husband, Glynn Fears, of Morgan City; two great-nieces, Alicia Fears and Ashley Fears, both of Morgan City; and many other family members and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents. Pallbearers will be Larry Bergeron, Chris Bergeron, Eldon Gouldy, Chris Gouldy, Glynn Fears and Bill Cefalu. Hargrave Funeral Home in Morgan City is in charge of arrangements.

Sibyl Jean Edmonds Donahoe
Sibyl Jean Edmonds Donahoe, 93, a native of Stella, Mo., and longtime resident of Berwick, passed away peacefully at her home, Aug. 3, 2003. A private family service was held this morning at Hargrave Funeral Home in Morgan City. Burial followed a graveside service in Normangee, Texas. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Jerry and Janet Donahoe of Bayou Vista; her granddaughter and caretaker, Dale Ann Donahoe of Berwick; her granddaughter, Kelly Siracusa Crochet and her husband, Scott, of Pierre Part; her granddaughter, Karen Donahoe Smith of Bayou Vista; her grandson, Steve Donahoe of Lafayette; her granddaughter, Valerie Donahoe Fontenot and her husband, Timothy, of Bayou Vista; her great-grandchildren, Brett Crochet and Samantha Crochet, both of Pierre Part, Ryan Smith and Kyle Smith of Bayou Vista and Shelbi Marie Fontenot of Bayou Vista; and her step-great-grandchildren, Joey Fontenot and Crystal Fontenot, both of Bayou Vista. She was preceded in death by her husband, Quincy D. Donahoe; her daughter, Beverly Donahoe Siracusa; and her granddaughter, Gina Siracusa. Hargrave Funeral Home in Morgan City was in charge of local arrangements.

John Douglas Smith
John Douglas Smith, 69, a native of Morgan City and a resident of Renton, Wash., died Wednesday, Oct. 1, at 10:26 p.m. at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Seattle. Visitation will be held Thursday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Walmsley United Methodist Church in Morgan City. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. at the church with burial following in the Morgan City Mausoleum. He is survived by his wife, Carrie Mae Myles Smith of Renton, Wash.; four sons, John Warner Smith of Baton Rouge, Kirk Smith of Houston, Leslie Smith of Salinas, Calif., and Brian Smith of Baytown, Texas; one adopted son, Glen Smith of Renton, Wash.; three stepsons, Glen Hebert and Terry Hebert, both of Everett, Wash., and Shawn Hebert of Renton, Wash.; three daughters, Sherry Williams of Patterson and Lesia Smith and Adrienne Smith, both of Houston; one stepdaughter, Anita Rogers of Renton, Wash.; six brothers, Fred Smith of Las Vegas, Harold Smith of Atlanta, Ralph Smith of Missouri City, Texas, Gregory Smith of Spring, Texas, and Rodney Smith and Darrel Smith, both of Baton Rouge; one sister, Doris Caliste of Biloxi, Miss.; 12 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers. Otis Mortuary in Franklin is in charge of arrangements.

Ryan Caleb Robicheaux
Ryan Caleb Robicheaux, 12, resident of Morgan City, born June 10, 1991, in Beaumont, Texas, died Jan. 17, 2004, in Morgan City. Visitation was held today at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Morgan City, with a Mass of Christian Burial conducted by Father Jay Baker. Interment followed in the Morgan City Cemetery. Ryan was a faithful parishioner of Holy Cross Catholic Church. He was a seventh grade student at Central Catholic who played for the Central Catholic Eagles football team. Ryan was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting and fishing. Ryan is survived by his parents, Rusty Robicheaux of Morgan City and Lisa Mire Robicheaux of Morgan City; his sister, Lauren Robicheaux of Morgan City; his paternal grandparents, Russell and Dolores Robicheaux of Morgan City; maternal grandparents, Mike and June Mire of Morgan City; maternal great-grandparents, Dickie and Vera Mire and Clayo and Belle Mayon, all of Morgan City; and a host of friends and relatives. Ryan will be sadly missed by all those who knew and loved him. Hargrave Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


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