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Miscellaneous West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana Obituaries

An electrician with Excel in Prairieville, he died Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2000, in Gonzales. He was 49 and a native of Wisner. He was a U.S. Army veteran. Visiting was at Ourso Funeral Home, Gonzales, Friday and Saturday, conducted by the Rev. Charles Hatcher. Interment was in Hope Haven Cemetery, Gonzales. Survived by his wife, Linda Wilson Ford, Gonzales; father and mother, Ernest Roosevelt and Mary Magdalene Estis Ford, Donaldsonville; three daughters, Shannon Elizabeth Ford, Covington, Patsy LeShay Ford and Heather LeAnne Ford, both of Gonzales; three sisters, Sherry Ilene Politz, Brusly, Theresa Lynn Smith, Donaldsonville, and Vickie Deonne Naquin, Thibodaux; and a grandchild. Pallbearers will be Shanon Hedoux, Dale Riffe, Lee Pennington, Matt Weil, Mark Ledet and Tommy Kenny. He was a former employee of I.S.C., J.E. Merrit and M.E.I.

A homemaker and a resident of Opelousas, she died at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 31, 2000. She was 84 and a native of Church Point. Visiting was at Lafond-Ardoin Funeral Home, Old Sunset Highway, Opelousas, Friday, with recitation of the rosary. Religious services were at Our Lady Queen of Angels Catholic Church, Saturday, conducted by the Rev. Angelo Cremaldi. Interment in Bellevue Memorial Park. Survived by a daughter, Sandra Fitzgerald and her husband, Gerald, of Brusly; three sisters, Mary Sedonia Sonnier and Mary Lou Young, both of Baton Rouge, and Anita LaComb and her husband, Jimmy, of Port Barre; a brother, Ogden Gay and his wife, Lee, of Lewisburg; grandchildren, Jamie Chustz and her husband, Mike, of Brusly, Marty Fitzgerald and his wife, Patti, of Central, and Dirk Fitzgerald and his wife, Annette, of Hammond; and four great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her husband, Elton Delahoussaye; parents, Faustine and Amenthe Labbe Gay; two sisters, Rita Jeanne Fontenot and Rosabelle Gay; and an infant brother.

She was a caring and loving grandmother, great grandmother and godmother to many. A homemaker and a resident of Erwinville, she died at 3:15 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2000. She was 84 and a native of Blanks. Visiting was at Wilbert Funeral Home, Plaquemine, Thursday and Friday. Mass of Christian Burial at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church on Friday, conducted by the Rev. Matt Lorrain. Interment in Grace Memorial Park. Survived by two daughters and son-in-law, Novell Pollet and Marshall Ray Moses, Sr. Erwinville, and Marquette Pollet Merritt, Jarreau; one son and daughter-in-law; Marvin Joseph and Jeannette McCaa Pollet, Erwinville; two sisters; Joyce Andre Chauvin and Mabel Andre Fryoux, both of Norco; and one brother; Oscar Shelby Andre, Sr., Fordoche. Preceded in death by her husband; Sitman Joseph Pollet, one sister; Eva Mae Andre Monson, two brothers; Joseph Marvin and Urban Lynn; and her parents Oscar Joseph and Corinne LeJeune Andre. Pallbearers were Randal Andre, Jr., Roland Gaudet, Harry Chauvin, Jr., Rickey Andre, Jason Moses and Sitman Moses, Jr. Honorary Pallbearers were Oscar Shelby Andre, Jr., Gene Fryoux and Marvin Joseph Pollet, II.

A loving husband, dad and grandpa, a retired employee of the Iberia Parish School Board Maintenance Department and a resident of New Iberia, he died Monday, Sept. 4, 2000. He was 56 and a native of Lafayette. Visiting was at St. Nicholas Catholic Church, Lydia, Friday, with a rosary service. Visiting was at the church, Saturday, conducted by the Rev. Richard Fabre and Deacon L.J. Freyou. Entombment in St. Nicholas Mausoleum. Survived by his wife, Mary Lavern Derbingney of New Iberia; a daughter, Reneé Lynn B. Myer of Baton Rouge; brothers, Dalton J. Boutte of Grand Marais, Glenn P. Boutte and Henry Rifford Boutte, both of Houston, James Ernest Boutte of Port Allen, Michael J. Boutte of Dallas, Paul E. Boutte of New Iberia and Howard Boutte Jr. of Jackson, Miss.; sisters, Shirley Boutte of New Iberia, Betty J. Boutte-Landry of Lake Charles, Mary "Lonnie" B. Greene of Houston, and Doris B. Rader of Fort Worth, Texas; a granddaughter, Madelyn Elizabeth Myer of Baton Rouge; a son-in-law, Malcolm G. Myer of Baton Rouge; and many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his father, Howard Boutte Sr.; mother, Frances Boutte Boutte; and a sister, Dolly Boutte White. Pallbearers will be Dalton J. Boutte, Glenn P. Boutte, Henry Rifford Boutte, James Ernest Boutte, Michael J. Boutte, Paul E. Boutte and Howard Boutte Jr. He was a member of Holy Name Society at St. Nicholas Catholic Church.

A retired employee of the Council on Aging and a resident of Port Allen, she died at 8:50 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 2, 2000, at her home. She was 69 and a native of Maringouin. Visiting was at Hall's Mortuary, Port Allen, Friday. Visiting was at Shiloh Baptist Church, Port Allen, Saturday, conducted by the Rev. Reginald L. Pitcher. Interment in Mount Gideon Baptist Church Cemetery. Survived by two daughters, Delores Jackson and Stephanie Moore; five sons, Lawrence Moore Jr., Glinton Moore, Reginald Moore, Kenneth Moore and Jeffrey Moore; a brother, Willie Brown Sr.; 16 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her parents, Albert Jeff Brown and Charlotte Brown; husband, Lawrence Moore Sr.; three sisters, Leana Long, Alice Oliver and Elzena Watson; five brothers, Porter Brown, Albert Brown, Isiah Brown, Eli Brown and Freddie Brown; and a granddaughter, Tawsha McKinney.

A machine operator and a resident of Baton Rouge, he died Monday, Sept. 4, 2000, at Baton Rouge General Medical Center. He was 26 and a native of Port Allen. Visiting at Allen Chapel AME Church, Saturday, conducted by the Rev. A.J. Purnell. Interment in Lady of Knight Cemetery, Port Allen. Survived by his fiancée, Lisa Bell; mother and stepfather, Catherine B. Johnson and John H. Johnson; three stepdaughters, Jazzica Bell, Crystal Bell and Diamon Bell; a son, Cameron Charles Johnson; a stepson, Randy Bell; three sisters, Modlynn Johnson, Elizabeth Johnson and Rachel Johnson; and two brothers, Shawn Johnson and Jacob Johnson. Preceded in death by his father, the Rev. Charles Johnson. Hall's Mortuary, Port Allen, in charge of arrangements

A retired salesman for Fred Jones Manufacturing Co. and a resident of Metairie, he died at 3:36 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2000, at Alton Ochsner Medical Foundation, New Orleans. He was 61 and a native of Lakeland. He served in the National Guard. Visiting was at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Lakeland, until Mass of Christian Burial, Friday, celebrated by the Rev. Matt Lorrain. Interment in Chenal Cemetery. Survived by his wife, Jimmie Lee Pourciau Landry; two daughters and sons-in-law, Rhonda and Donival Theriot Jr., Chalmette, and Kimberly and Roy Jacob Jr., Mandeville; four grandchildren, Jamie Lee and Gavin Clement and Brandon and Brooke Jacob; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Eva Landry Aguillard, Baton Rouge, and Lillian and Robert Loupe, New Roads; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Edmond Jr. and Amie Landry, Erwinville, Delton and Leona Landry, Lakeland, and Clarence and Cathy Landry, Baton Rouge; a special aunt and uncle, Beatrice and Claude Ross Sr., Chalmette; and a sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Peggy and Glynn Cazayoux, Jarreau. Preceded in death by his parents, Edmond Sr. and Melanie Comeaux Landry; and father-in-law and mother-in-law, Faustin and Eula Jarreau Pourciau. Pallbearers will be Patrick Cazayoux, Jerry Landry, Donival Theriot Jr., Brent Loupe, Curt Clement and Barrett Landry. Honorary pallbearers are Jerry Hunt, Claude Rost Sr. and Roy Jacob Jr. He was a member of St. Benilde Catholic Church, Metairie. Niland's Funeral Home, New Roads, in charge of arrangements.

A 45-year-old operator at J. E. Merrick (Exxon Mobile Refinery) died January 15, 2001 at Our Lady of The Lake Medical Center. Services were held Friday, January 19, 2001 at Mount Gillion Baptist Church with Elder Eric Shaffer officiating. He was laid to rest at Orange Grove Cemetery. Pallbearers were Desmond Lawson, Ernest James, Sr., Ernest James, Jr., Nat James, Edward James and Benny James. Survivors include his devoted wife, Linda Jackson James, three sons, Marcus Carla James Sr., Alton James III, and Donovan Kennedy; one adopted daughter, Mahajjah Mutakabbirg, three grandsons, Jamarcus, Alton III and Marcus James Jr.; mother, Rosa Lee Carter and devoted stepfather Eugene Carter; six sisters, Evelyn Cannon, Ethel Stewart, Mildred Lawson, Shirley Murphy, Margaret Batiste and Linda Carter; two brothers, Nat James and Edward James; devoted father-in-law Isiah Jackson. He is preceded in death by his father, Alton James, Sr., grandparents Mildred and Nat Murray, Clara and Doc James; brother Michael James; mother-in-law Luzzenia Lee Jackson and sister-in-law Shirley Robinson.

A retired school teacher with 33 years of service with the Pointe Coupee Parish School Board and a resident of Batchelor, she died at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 22, 2001, at Pointe Coupee General Hospital, New Roads. She was 83 and a native of Morganza. Visiting at Niland's Funeral Home, New Roads, from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday. Visiting at St. Ann's Catholic Church, Morganza, from 9:30 a.m. Wednesday until religious services at time to be announced, conducted by the Rev. Howard Hall. Interment in church cemetery. Survived by her husband, Dalton B. Ewing, Batchelor; two daughters, Theresa Moniotte, Jarreau, and Anita Juneau, Cottonport; three sons, Tommy Ewing, St. Francisville, Ted Ewing, Prairieville, and Theo Ewing, Port Allen; a sister, Anita Tircuit, New Orleans; and 10 grandchildren, Billy, Brandon, Kevin, Heather, Patrick, Adam, Nicholas, Selina, Kaylin and Jeni Lynn. Preceded in death by her parents, Numa and Camille Tircuit. She was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Altar Society and a lector and Eucharistic minister for St. Vincent de Paul.

A resident of Erwinville, he died Thursday, Jan. 18, 2001, at Baton Rouge General Medical Center. He was 54. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War. Visiting at Hall's Mortuary, Port Allen, from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Friday. Religious services at St. Peter Baptist Church, Erwinville, at 11 a.m. Saturday, conducted by the Rev. J.C. Harrison. Interment in church cemetery. Survived by his wife, Frankie R. Lockett; a daughter, Leresa Westley, Baton Rouge; two sons, Wilfred Jr., Baton Rouge, and Anthony McGrew, Pensacola, Fla.; three sisters, Nancy and Lottie Lockett, both of Erwinville, and Bertha Wilson, Atlanta; a brother, Leroy Lockett, Baton Rouge; and 10 grandchildren. Preceded in death by his father and mother, Daniel Lockett and Bertha Paul Lockett; three brothers and two sisters.

A retired automobile mechanic and a resident of Plaquemine, he died at 6:20 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20, 2001, at his home. He was 49 and a native of Plaquemine. Visiting at Good Citizens Mortuary, Plaquemine, from 8 a.m. Thursday until religious services at 10 a.m. Burial in Homestead Cemetery. Survived by his wife, Wilberina Jefferson Davis; four daughters, three sons, two grandchildren, two sisters, a brother and a sister-in-law. Preceded in death by parents, Myrtle and Lawrence Davis Jr.; a sister and four brothers. Hall's Mortuary, Port Allen, in charge of arrangements.

A retired construction worker and a resident and native of Plaquemine, he died Saturday, Jan. 20, 2001, in Plaquemine. He was 84. He was a U.S. Army veteran. Visiting at Hall's Mortuary, Port Allen, from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Friday. Religious services at St. Paul Baptist Church, Port Allen, at 1 p.m. Saturday, conducted by the Rev. Ernest Mills. Interment in Clement Cemetery, Plaquemine. Survived by four daughters, Linda Johnson and Bessie Johnson, both of Plaquemine, Catherine Johnson, Riverside, Calif., and Joyce Sorrell, New Orleans; sons, Weldon Johnson, Denver, Frank Johnson, Port Allen, and George and Rodney Johnson and Arvin and Byron Banks, all of Plaquemine; 51 grandchildren; and 45 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by his wife, Bessie Gray Hall Johnson; mother, Malinda Johnson; father, Frank Johnson; three sisters; and three brothers.

A resident of Albany, she died Saturday, Jan. 27, 2001, at Tulane Medical Center. She was 61 and a native of Roboleen. Visitation at Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home, Hammond, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Monday. Visiting at the funeral home from 8 a.m. until religious services in the chapel at 2 p.m. Tuesday. Interment in New Beulah Baptist Church Cemetery. Survived by five daughters, Tammie Edwards, Albany, Vickie Richardson, Holden, and Connie, Shelia and Vivian Edwards, all of Albany; three sons, Pete, Mark and Lucky Edwards, all of Albany; parents, Billy and Bessie Joles Cooper, Hammond; a grandson, Fabian Edwards, Albany; four sisters, Rachel Dyson, Mississippi, Elizabeth Droddy and Rose Whatley, both of Texas, and Larrie Ann St. Romain, Hammond; and five brothers, Sullivan Cooper, Port Allen, Tony Cooper, Baker, Billy Ray Cooper, Meridian, Miss., Jack Cooper, Alexandria, and Johnny Cooper, Hammond. Preceded in death by her husband, Boris Edwards.

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