Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home and Cemeteries

Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home and Cemeteries offers families in the New Orleans area unrivaled convenience, security, economy and serenity.

We have always been dedicated to remaining at the forefront of service to families, adapting to changing times and differing needs.

Our funeral home was built on the historic grounds of Metairie Cemetery in 1979, making our facility the first combined funeral home and cemetery in New Orleans. Now, we provide the convenience of all products and services in one beautiful, comfortable location. Families can choose from a wide range of options, traditional or nontraditional funeral services, ground burial, community mausoleum spaces, private family tombs, family copings, cremation and columbarium niches if they prefer cremation as a means of disposition. In addition, a full-service floral shop is located in the funeral home. We also offer the peace of mind of prearranging funeral services through The Simplicity Plan®. Our focus is on providing each family with personalized attention and a meaningful memorialization of their loved one and our professional, caring staff is available 24 hours a day.

Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home Renovated funeral home reopens, proud to serve your needs
After an exciting grand reopening celebration on Nov. 1, 2007, Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home is now serving families better than ever in our beautifully renovated, state-of-the-art facility, offering the following convenient amenities: The Arrangement Center, adjacent to the Carillion Bell Tower, a specific area with eight individual conference rooms reserved to provide privacy and convenience for families making at-need, advance planning or pre-committal arrangements. The Enduring Memories® video recording system, offering families the ability to preserve priceless memories through recording favorite photos and stories on DVD as well as allow family and friends to record and save memories and messages about their loved ones. Meeting space with multimedia capabilities available to community organizations, by appointment. Wall-mounted televisions in seven of the nine visitation parlors and large screens that lower from the two chapel ceilings for presenting video tributes to loved ones during services. A forthcoming concierge program, offering families a new level of service and convenience. Families can get help with setting up various services such as travel arrangements, catering or receptions at banquet halls, photography and security services, just to name a few. The Care and Cremation Center, a separate state-of-the-art building on the cemetery grounds, that serves cremation and preparation needs when we receive your loved ones into our care. A gift shop where families can purchase flowers and other items.

Metairie Cemetery
Beautiful Metairie Cemetery was entered in the National Register of Historic Places on December 6, 1991. It was given this honor in recognition of its stature as the burial place of many famous people and the home to breathtaking aboveground family mausoleums, tombs and monuments. These magnificent memorials, made of marble, granite and brick, testify to the dignity and significance of all those who are buried there. The grounds of Metairie Cemetery originally held a race track that was quite popular in its heyday. The oval outline of the Metairie Race Course, built in 1838, can still be seen in the cemetery today. But the ravages of the Civil War and Reconstruction caused the race track to falter and on May 25, 1872, the land was converted into a cemetery, owned by the Metairie Cemetery Association. In 2003, Metairie Cemetery was named by Forbes.com as one of the ten best cemeteries due to its unique historical significance and beauty. At Lake Lawn Metairie, we have always taken great pride in the serenity and distinctive elegance of this very special place. This honor is a reflection of our deep commitment to preserve the memories of those entrusted to our care. Metairie Cemetery is the final resting place of numerous famous and revered people, including nine governors of the state of Louisiana; seven mayors of New Orleans; and three Confederate generals—including P.G.T. Beauregard and Richard "Dick" Taylor, son of U.S. President Zachary Taylor. Jefferson Davis, the only president of the Confederate States of America, was entombed here temporarily after his death in New Orleans in 1889. Louis Prima, the world-famous singer and entertainer, is also buried here.

Lake Lawn Park Cemetery and Mausoleum
The beautifully landscaped grounds of Lake Lawn Park Cemetery are located adjacent to Metairie Cemetery. Lake Lawn was established in 1949 and offers a variety of options for families, including ground burial spaces, family tombs and outdoor terrace mausoleums, and columbarium niches for cremated remains. A main feature of this serene space is the stately Lake Lawn Park community mausoleum. One of the first major community mausoleums to be built in New Orleans, Lake Lawn Park reflects the beauty and splendor of man's desire to memorialize those who have gone before him. It contains more than 31,000 crypts in a majestic building with fully carpeted corridors, mahogany paneling and peaceful lounge areas. Private and semiprivate rooms are finished in rich imported marbles and enhanced by detailed and colorful mosaic murals. Family spaces and columbarium niches range from elaborate to simple.

All Saints Mausoleum
All Saints Mausoleum is located next to Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, on the lovely grounds of Metairie Cemetery. It was dedicated on November 1, 1986—All Saints Day—as a joint venture with the Catholic Archdiocese of New Orleans. Inside the magnificent, climate-controlled edifice, visitors will find numerous individually handcrafted stained-glass windows. The building also includes the stunning Queen of All Saints Court, a two-story atrium that blends lush greenery with the elegance of hardwood and marble, and the Court of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, another two-story atrium adorned with polished Italian marble, stained-glass, mosaics and an exclusively commissioned statue of Jesus. These areas are perfectly suited for peaceful reflection. We are additionally proud to announce construction plans for the beautiful Phase IV Development, for which preconstruction preneed discounts are now available.


Our Obituaries

Barbara Spiers

February 5, 1938 - April 23, 2015

Barbara Moore Spiers finished her earthly journey on Thursday, April 23, 2015 at the age of 77 at her Lakeview home. She was born and raised in New Orleans, along with her sister Lark. Barbara attended school at Redemptorist and graduated from Baton Rouge High School in 1956. The following year she married James (Jimmy) C. Spiers and transitioned into her lifelong role as his wife and a mother to...
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Wilda Emma Lou Miller

August 4, 1931 - April 23, 2015

Miss Wilda Emma Lou Miller, a native of New Orleans, LA, and a lifelong resident of the Irish Channel passed peacefully from this world on Thursday, April 23, 2015. She was 83 years young. Miss Miller loved to sing and dance, was active for many years in New Orleans Theater, and performed in many play productions. She was a graduate of Redemptorist High School and Soule Business College and...
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David John Pence

July 10, 1958 - April 23, 2015

Arrangements under the direction of Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, New Orleans, LA.
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Nicholas Edward Pence

November 18, 1989 - April 23, 2015

Arrangements under the direction of Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, New Orleans, LA.
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Patricia Margaret Daigre Knipper

October 25, 1918 - April 23, 2015

Patricia Margaret Daigre Knipper, age 96, passed away peacefully in the presence of her loving family on April 23, 2015. Beloved wife of the late Anton William Knipper, Sr. She is survived by her daughters, Judy Hecker (Herb), Shirley Cospolich (Jim), and son, Anton William Knipper, Jr. Also survived by grandchildren Robin Daniels (Ed), Ronnie Hecker (Leah), Cindy Hoerner (Louie), Brian Cospolich...
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Wayne Joseph McWhorter

March 5, 1935 - April 22, 2015

Wayne Joseph McWhorter on April 22, 2015. Age 80 years. Son of the late Samuel Coke McWhorter and Laura Pertuit McWhorter. Beloved husband of Dale Boudreaux McWhorter. Father of Elizabeth Neidrauer, Steve McWhorter and the late Wayne McWhorter, II. Step-father of Treasure Encalade and Ronald Bonvillian.Also survived by 2 grandchildren and 7 step grandchildren.Relatives and friends are invited to...
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Harold Blackshear Patterson

November 22, 1925 - April 21, 2015

Harold Blackshear Patterson passed away on Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at age 89. He was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Emita Benedict Patterson. He was born November 22, 1925 in New Orleans to his late parents, Carolyn Blackshear Patterson and Harold John Patterson. He is survived by his son, Stuart B. Patterson and his daughter, Meryl Patterson Fink; daughter-in-law Joan Patterson; son...
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Joseph A. Vitale

October 1, 1934 - April 21, 2015

Arrangements under the direction of Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, New Orleans, LA.
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Gloria Papa Foto

July 3, 1928 - April 21, 2015

Gloria Papa Foto died in her home peacefully on Tuesday, April 21, 2015, in New Orleans, LA. She was 86 years old. Mrs. Foto was born on July 3, 1928 in New Orleans, LA, to Salvatore and Ella Papa. She is survived by her daughter Susan Foto, and son Michael H. Foto III; twin sister and best friend Marie Papa Cusimano as well as beloved nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews. She is preceded in...
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Bruce Reginald Hoefer

April 10, 1925 - April 20, 2015

Bruce Reginald Hoefer, age 90, died April 20, 2015. He was born in Sheboygan, Wisconsin on April 10, 1925, attended Dwight School in New York City, and graduated from Northwood School in Lake Placid, NY. He attended Yale University and graduated from The United States Naval Academy, class of 1947, as Lieutenant junior grade. After receiving his Masters in Business Administration in Marketing...
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Elizabeth Fischer

September 1, 1927 - April 20, 2015

Elizabeth Fischer, a life-long resident of New Orleans, died on Monday, April 20, 2015 following a lengthy illness. Born Elizabeth Lee Nicholson on September 1, 1927, she was the daughter of Yorke Poitevent Nicholson and Amie Dove Boyd.Elizabeth attended Isidore Newman School and Sophie Newcomb College where she was in the Pi Beta Phi Sorority. Elizabeth was an Art major at Newcomb where she...
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Harold Sidney Blaum

May 2, 1923 - April 20, 2015

Harold (Hal) Sidney Blaum, age 91, passed away peacefully with family by his side to his heavenly reward in the early morning of April 20, 2015 after living an extraordinary and accomplished life. Born in 1923 at his childhood home on 1818 Jackson Avenue, he was the youngest child of the late August J. Blaum Sr. and the late Bertha Maus Blaum . He is survived by his brother Alvin and is the...
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Angelina Favaloro

December 13, 1924 - April 19, 2015

Arrangements under the direction of Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, New Orleans, LA.
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Rebecca Underwood Brechtel

July 30, 1940 - April 19, 2015

Obituary of Rebecca Underwood Brechtel Rebecca Underwood "Becky" or "Dr. B" Brechtel, 74, passed away peacefully at her Metairie home with her loving family on Sunday, April 19, 2015 following a long battle with cancer.Becky was born July 30, 1940 in Foley, Alabama. She graduated from Foley High School in 1958. Attending the University of Southern Mississippi for her higher...
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Gorst Hubball DuPlessis

April 8, 1938 - April 18, 2015

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Margaret LaVerne Schmalstieg Nodurft

June 6, 1924 - April 18, 2015

Mrs. Margaret LaVerne Schmalstieg Nodurft, a native of Wheeling, West Virginia, and a resident of Metairie, LA, passed away on Saturday, April 18, 2015, at the age of 90. Mrs. Nodurft was a member of the 3rd Order of Carmelites. She volunteered as the ICU Receptionist at East Jefferson Hospital in the late 1980s. Funeral services will be held at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, 5100 Pontchartrain...
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Charlotte Joint Rivet

September 7, 1946 - April 17, 2015

Charlotte Joint Rivet, a lifelong resident of New Orleans, was tragically taken from us at the age of 68 on Friday, April 17, 2015. She was preceded in death by her parents; George T. Joint, Sr. and Marjorie McGoey Joint. Survivors include: sons, Clinton Joint Rivet (Christie) and Charles ‘Chad’ Rivet (Carmen); she was “LOTTIE” to her grandchildren, Silvia, Charlie, Chase...
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Fay Ann Forster

December 12, 1928 - April 17, 2015

Fay Moinet Forster loving mother of Garey and Steven Forster passed away on Friday, April 17, 2015, at the age of 86. Beloved wife of the late Edward “Dutch” Forster. Daughter of the late John and Mabel Moinet. Sister of the late Leatrice Moinet Bertucci (Peter). Grandmother of Koren Forster, Kendall Forster Dunn (Andrew), and Kallen Forster (Alec Lundberg). Great-grandmother of...
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Lawrence James Reed

June 9, 1930 - April 17, 2015

Lawrence James Reed, Sr. a retired Electrical Forman from New Orleans Parish School Board passed away on Friday, April 17, 2015 at the age of 84. Beloved husband of Betty Vollenweider Reed. Loving father of Carol Sellers, Allan Bourgeois, Lawrence James Reed, Jr., Sue Bond and Janet Odom. Preceded in death by his parents; Alphonse and Jeanne Reed, his siblings; Harold, Allan, Shirley and Evelyn,...
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Raymond Halpin Gambel

September 19, 1945 - April 17, 2015

Arrangements under the direction of Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, New Orleans, LA.
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Vanessa Conerly Honore

December 3, 1961 - April 16, 2015

Vanessa Conerly Honore' died peacefully in her home on April 16, 2015 after a long fight with cancer. She was 53 years old and wife of 24 years to Michael Gerard Honore' and mother of Nicholas Gerard, 22 years old and Christopher Warren 18 years old. Vanessa was born on December 3, 1961 in New Orleans, La. to the late Modena Walker Conerly of Tylertown, Mississippi and the late Fred ...
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Peggy Koerner

March 7, 1921 - April 16, 2015

Arrangements under the direction of Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, New Orleans, LA.
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Deborah Beaird Tullis

January 14, 1941 - April 16, 2015

Arrangements under the direction of Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, New Orleans, LA.
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Matthew Dennis Edwards

October 5, 1986 - April 15, 2015

Arrangements under the direction of Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, New Orleans, LA.
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Corine Robert Driscoll

August 18, 1914 - April 15, 2015

Corine Robert Driscoll, age 100 passed away on Wednesday, April 15, 2015. Beloved wife of the late Ralph J. Driscoll, Sr. Mother of Ellen D. Witcher, Ralph J. Driscoll, Jr. (Audrey) and Susan D. Amrhein (Philip). Grandmother of Rebecca Witcher, Richard F. Witcher, Jr., and Wade Amrhein. Great- grandmother Jessica Marksbury, Brandon Chauvin, Brandi Chauvin, Angela Graves, and Brittany Witcher....
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Diane Gould Piret

May 29, 1947 - April 15, 2015

Diane A. Piret died in her home, with loving family members at her side, on April 15, 2015, after a nearly five-year battle against colon cancer. For the past 25 years, Diane was the Industry Membership and Affairs Director for the Industry Council for Tangible Assets (ICTA), a leader in the rare-coin and precious-metals industry. Since her taking that position in 1989, she truly was “the...
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Charles Thomas Selser

January 13, 1928 - April 15, 2015

Charles T. Selser, age 87 years, passed away at his home on Wednesday, April 15, 2015. Beloved husband of 64 years to Adeline Biagi Selser. Loving father of Karen Selser Bordelon (Mike Bordelon) and David C. Selser (Nancy Foto Selser). Son of the late James Selser and Lucille Hartman Selser. Brother of the late James Selser, Jr. and William Selser. Grandfather of Kristy Bordelon Lapene, Dylan...
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Archibald Thomas Higgins

January 8, 1924 - April 15, 2015

Early in the morning of April 15, 2015, Archibald Thomas Higgins, Jr. died peacefully in his sleep at the age of ninety one, after having lived a truly extraordinary life.Mr. Higgins was born in 1924, in New Orleans, Louisiana to Emelda Niklaus Higgins Judge Archibald Thomas Higgins, a member of the Louisiana Supreme Court. It was at the Isadore Newman School that he met his first wife, Jacquelin...
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Toni A. Millican

December 10, 1948 - April 15, 2015

Arrangements under the direction of Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, New Orleans, LA.
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Louise T. Kepper

December 24, 1920 - April 14, 2015

Louise Trimble Kepper (Weezie) passed away on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at the age of 94.Mrs. Kepper is survived by her loving children Louise K. Schaefer (Gary), James H. Kepper, III (Jo Nelle), and Dr. William T. Kepper (Sharon); adoring grandchildren Charles K. Schaefer, William L. Schaefer, LCDR James H. Kepper, IV, Stephen M. Kepper, Mary Katherine K. Chatelain, Troy M. Kepper;five great...
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Natalie Blackistone Barry

December 25, 1931 - April 14, 2015

Natalie “Lee” Blackistone Barry, age 83 years, passed away on Tuesday, April 14, 2015. Beloved wife of the late John Anthony Barry. Loving mother of Stephen Robert Barry, Helen Barry Kahl, Patrick Blackistone Barry, and James Edward Barry. Daughter of the late James Nathaniel Blackistone and Mary Catherine Simpson Green. Grandmother of Brian Patrick Barry, Elena Alexandra Barry,...
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Lauralyn M. Dominguez

February 10, 1943 - April 14, 2015

Lauralyn Morales Dominguez passed away on Tuesday, April 14, 2015, at the age of 72.Lauralyn is survived by her beloved husband of 43 years Paul M. Dominguez, Jr.; daughter Beth D. Motto (Greg); grandchildren Jessica Ann Motto and Joseph Anthony Motto.She is preceded in death by her parents Rome G. Morales and Laura Green Morales; brother Rev. Romain Gerard Morales CM.Lauralyn was a graduate of...
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Shirley Trauth Hawkins

January 29, 1925 - April 13, 2015

Shirley Trauth Hawkins, age 90 years, passed away on Monday, April 13, 2015 in Slidell, LA. Beloved wife of the late Edmund O. Hawkins. Loving mother of Carol Lynn Hawkins and the late Donald Lee Hawkins. Daughter of the late Milton Trauth and Josephine Stevens Trauth. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at www.stjude.org.She enjoyed...
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Yvonne Guidry Donelon

December 13, 1926 - April 13, 2015

Yvonne Guidry Donelon passed away on Monday, April 13, 2015, at the age of 88. Wife of the late Leo Donelon, Sr. Mother of Suzanne Donelon Kirkwood and Leo Donelon, Jr. (Trish). Grandmother of David, Jr., (Jen), Jeffrey and Stephen Kirkwood, Ashley Kirkwood Famiglio (Stefan); Leo, III, Ryan, Patrick and Brianna Donelon. Great-grandmother of Sebastian Famiglio and another baby Famiglio on the way...
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Shirley Hawkins

January 29, 1925 - April 13, 2015

Arrangements under the direction of Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, New Orleans, LA.
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George Melvin Lombardino

January 20, 1942 - April 13, 2015

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Chris Howard Wells

October 15, 1950 - April 12, 2015

Chris Wells was born on October 15, 1950 to Vera Reinhardt and Elwood “Woody” Wells, Sr. of New Orleans and Melville, New Jersey. He was raised in the New Orleans area where he attended East Jefferson High School High School and then attended Southeastern Louisiana University. Colonel Chris Wells departed this life on April 12, 2015 after losing his battle to multiple myeloma (cancer...
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Frank Pelicano

May 10, 1941 - April 12, 2015

Frank Anthony Pelicano passed away Sunday, April 12, 2015. Frank was born on May 10, 1941 in New Orleans and resided in Metairie for over 40 years, where he was the previous owner of Zip’s Lounge in New Orleans. Frank attended De La Salle and Warren Easton. Frank is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Sylvia Peyton Pelicano; and was a loving father and PawPaw to April Pelicano Duersel ...
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Richard Anthony Berg

November 25, 1957 - April 12, 2015

Richard Anthony Berg passed away on Sunday, April 12, 2015. Age 57 years. Son of the late Perry Allen and Rita Rolland Berg. Brother of John (Maharani) Berg, Clayton (Susie) Berg and Elaine B. Norman (Michael). Also survived by seven nieces and nephews. He was a native of New Orleans and a longtime resident of Baton Rouge.Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Mass at LAKE...
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Margaret Humphreys West

April 18, 1926 - April 12, 2015

Margaret Humphreys West died peacefully in her sleep on Sunday, April 12, 2015. She was predeceased by her husband, Buddy West and her daughter, Amy West Strain. She was also predeceased by her parents, Dr. and Mrs. D.W. Humphreys, and her sisters Jean M. Smith and Mary Lou Doepel. She is survived by her daughter, Sally West Janke and her husband Christopher E. Janke. She is also survived by four...
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Shirley Timlin Cahall

March 22, 1932 - April 10, 2015

Shirley T. Cahall passed away at her home on Friday, April 10, 2015. She was 83 years old. Loving mother of Michael Y. Cahall, and mother-in-law of Dawn W. Cahall. Adoring grandmother of Kevin M. Cahall. Aunt of Sue Levron, Jill Brister, Kerry Milam (Tim), Rebecca Sapera (Mike), and Randy Baltz (Robin). She is also survived by her brother-in-law, Raymond Baltz. She was preceded in death by...
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Michael Norman Prats

March 16, 1955 - April 10, 2015

Michael Norman Prats, Sr., born on March16th, 1955, passed away on April 10th, 2015.Son of the late Raymond S. Prats, Sr., he issurvived by his mother, Joycelyn Vitari Prats,his son, Michael Norman Prats, Jr., his brothersRaymond S. Prats, Jr.(Linda), Thomas J.Prats(Debbie), his sister Donna Prats Sarrat(thelate Ronald Sarrat), and by several nieces andnephews. Michael was born and raised in...
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David Menge Yeomans

May 12, 1981 - April 10, 2015

David Menge Yeomans passed away on Friday, April 10, 2015. He was 33 years old. Beloved son of David W. and Catherine “Kitty” Menge Yeomans. Loving brother of Lorraine “Rainy” Yeomans Faust (William Bryant Faust IV) and Phoebe Yeomans Robinson (Danny Joseph Robinson). Cherished uncle of Catherine Elizabeth Faust, Wesley Bennett Faust, Kaitlyn Grace Robinson, and Megan...
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Doris Oustalet Yent

June 4, 1924 - April 9, 2015

Mrs. Doris Oustalet Yent, age 90, a native of New Orleans died peacefully on Thursday April 9, 2015. Wife of 61 years to James B. Yent, Sr. She was preceded in death by her parents M. A. Oustalet and Josephine Dauth Oustalet, and her brother, A.J.M. “Bubba” Oustalet. She was educated at St. Rose de Lima School, St. Joseph Academy, Loyola University, and graduated with a BA in History,...
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Doloras Lewis Sanchez

March 6, 1931 - April 9, 2015

Doloras L. Sanchez passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family, on Thursday, April 9, 2015. She was 84. Beloved wife of the late Emile P. Sanchez, Jr. Mother of Emile P. Sanchez III (Sharon), Paul Sanchez (Mandy), and Cindy DiMichiel (Mike). Grandmother of Chris, Michael, Stacey, Emile, Nick, Matt, Dani, Michele, Angie, Susan, Ashlyn, Mandy, Alexis, Becki, Kevin, and the late Maria Lynn....
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Verna Amling Hauser

December 21, 1922 - April 8, 2015

Verna Amling Hauser, 92, of Ormond Beach, Florida, died peacefully at home, with a full view of her Atlantic Ocean, in the early morning of Wednesday, April 8, 2015. Verna, a very unique and talented woman, graduated from Northwestern University in 1944 where she was Secretary of the Student War Council, Associate Editor of the 1944 Syllabus Yearbook, and a sorority sister of Gamma Phi Beta. ...
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LeRoy Shultz

April 26, 1927 - April 6, 2015

LeRoy "Lee" James Patrick Shultz was born by Midwife, to LeRoy Clarence and Margarite (Brady) Shultz on April 26, 1927, in their home over the 17th Street Canal in Bucktown, U.S.A.. Prior to joining the Navy in 1944, where he served in Hawaii and aboard the USS Warren in the South Pacific, he attended St. Aloysius High School in New Orleans. He studied Architecture at Tulane University,...
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Virginia B. Cullen

September 24, 1929 - April 5, 2015

Virginia “Gina” Andersen Cullen, age 85, born in New Orleans, Louisiana. Entered into God’s Kingdom on Easter Sunday, April 5, 2015. Daughter of the late John and Betty Barcelona. Sister of the late Francis B. Speer and Josephine B. Kenan. Preceded in death by her husbands, Hampton Aubrey Andersen, Sr. and James H. Cullen, both served during WWII with the U.S. Marine Corps. ...
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Raydene S. Prichard

December 12, 1925 - April 5, 2015

Raydene (Scott) Prichard passed peacefully on Sunday, April 5, 2015, at home surrounded by family. She was 89 years old. She is survived by daughters Darcy Redmann and Dena Ramsey (Hubert), grandchildren Kerry Redmann III (Mary), Heather R. Penden (Fredrik), Megan Prichard, Rachel Redmann, Keller Prichard, Clare P Briggs (Jason), Hillary Ramsey, Hannah Ramsey, and 6 great-grandchildren. She is...
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Robert Lee Harris

August 11, 1924 - April 5, 2015

Robert L. “Uncle Bob” Harris entered peacefully into eternal rest on Easter Sunday, April 5, 2015. He was 90 years old. Son of the late Samuel L. and Myrtle Dalton Harris. Beloved husband of the late Rose LaMarca Harris. Loving father of Melanie Harris Mary (Milton). Brother of the late Samuel L. Harris, Jr. and David John Harris. He is also survived by many loving nieces,...
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Taryn B. Campo

July 1, 1955 - April 4, 2015

Taryn B. Campo on Tuesday, April 7, 2015. Age 59 years. Daughter of the late William and Marlene Behrens Borges. Beloved wife of Peter Campo. Mother of Andrew and Amy Campo. Sister of William B. Borges, Jr. (Paula), Shawn B. Nunmaker (Robert) and Christopher B. Borges (Sheila). Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Mass at LAKE LAWN METAIRIE FUNERAL HOME, 5100 Pontchartrain...
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Ronald Gee

January 4, 1959 - April 4, 2015

Gee, R. Keith R. Keith Gee, Esq, a lifelong resident of Metairie, Louisiana passed away on April 4, 2015 at the young age of 56. Beloved son of Lillie Hom Gee and the late Yeun Lin Gee. Brother of Cynthia “Cindy” G. Yee, DDS, brother-in-law of Darryl Yee and uncle / Godfather of Tommy Yee. Also survived by scores of aunts, uncles, and cousins.After graduating from Jesuit High School...
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Joshua Donald Laskay

May 17, 1976 - April 4, 2015

Arrangements under the direction of Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, New Orleans, LA.
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Helen Hafner

September 6, 1926 - April 4, 2015

Helen Hafner, age 88 of Covington, La, passed away on Saturday April 4, 2015 in Covington, La. Mrs. Hafner was preceded in death by her husband, Frank S. Hafner. She is survived by her son Frank L. Hafner, two daughters; Agnes Hardwick and Franciska Kemp, grandchildren; Christina Kemp Workman, Robert Kemp, Joseph Kemp, Jonathan Kemp, Virginia Kemp, Shelby Hafner, and Craig Hardwick, one Great ...
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Jennifer Anne Smith

April 16, 1954 - April 3, 2015

Jennifer Rogers Smith passed away Friday, April 3rd at the youthful age of 60. Jennifer was the beloved wife of Rossa Elbert Smith, III, sister of Marc Andrew Rogers (Stacy) and a Bonus Mom to Carolyn Elizabeth Smith Jennifer was born in New Orleans, and graduated from St. Mary’s Dominican High School in 1972. She attended LSU in Baton Rouge and Our Lady of Holy Cross College in New...
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Jeanette Cummings

August 8, 1928 - April 3, 2015

Jeanette M. Senez Cummings passed away on Friday, April 3, 2015, at the age of 86. Jeanette was born in New Orleans to the late Anthony and Bennierita Mortellaro. She moved to St. Bernard and lived there until 2005, when she moved to Mandeville.Jeanette is survived by her seven children Mary Dow, Janet Demary (Paul), Donald Senez, Jr. (Alice), Henry Senez, Sr. (Linda), David Senez, Sr. (Vivian),...
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Kamran Shahlaei

December 25, 1951 - April 3, 2015

Arrangements under the direction of Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, New Orleans, LA.
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Louise Theresa Firmin Gauthier

October 2, 1930 - April 3, 2015

Louise Theresa Firmin Gauthier, age 84 years, passed away on Friday, April 3, 2015. She was born in Bayou Bleu in Avoyelles Parish in 1930 and raised in Hickory, LA. She lived in New Orleans and spent her later years in Metairie. Daughter of the late Enola Ducote Firmin and Blume Firmin. Beloved wife of the late Oza George Gauthier and sister of the late Dale Firmin. Survivors include her...
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Norbert Schmidt

July 7, 1929 - April 3, 2015

A loving father, grandfather and husband, Norbert Emanuel Schmidt passed away April 3, 2015. He was 85. Norbert, or “Baldy” as he was affectionately known, is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Catherine Dicks Schmidt; children Richard Douglas Schmidt (Lynne), William Tracy Schmidt (Pam), Catherine Schmidt Pitts (Jay), John Hugo Schmidt (Elisabeth); 10 beloved grandchildren; 1...
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Victor E. Babin

July 2, 1921 - April 2, 2015

Victor E. Babin, Jr., of New Orleans, LA passed away on Thursday, April 2, 2015 at age 93. Beloved husband of the late Alice Gatti Babin of New Orleans, LA for 64 years. Father of Victor E. Babin, III, Kathleen R. Babin, Diane B. Navarre (Craig), Robert J.A. Babin and Thomas M. Babin. Grandfather of Jennifer B. Bourgeois (Peter), Elizabeth B. Carville (Jules), Katherine B. Ascani (Peter), Stevie...
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Silano Gabriel Orellana

July 31, 1924 - April 1, 2015

Silano Gabriel Orellana passed away on Wednesday, April 1, 2015, age 90. Beloved husband of Filena Sabillon Orellana. Father of George Orellana, Richard Orellana and Sandra Orellana. Also survived by five grandchildren, one great granddaughter, sister in law Maria Foreman and niece Michelle Foreman. Preceded in by three brothers and three sisters.Private funeral services were held at LAKE LAWN...
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Grant Anthony Schulz

June 9, 1948 - April 1, 2015

Arrangements under the direction of Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, New Orleans, LA.
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Jane Pfister Semmes

January 15, 1926 - March 31, 2015

Jane Pfister Semmes, a native of New Orleans, daughter of Anna Duncan Pfister and F.Michael Pfister, slipped quietly away surrounded by her family, Tuesday, March 31th.Mrs. Semmes was born in New Orleans in 1926. She was a graduate of Holy Name of Mary High School as part of the illustrious and fun-loving class of '42. She went to work after graduation to take care of her family following the...
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Mary Vivian Martinez

February 10, 1940 - March 31, 2015

M. Vivian Martinez, age 75 years, passed away on Tuesday, March 31, 2015 in New Orleans, LA. Beloved mother of Victor A. Martinez and Siobhan A. Martinez. Grandmother of Edward L. Martinez. Sister of Marion Martin. Daughter of the late Thomas L. and Mary V. Ward.Mrs. Martinez was a retired teacher at St. Dominic Catholic School in New Orleans, LA. After retirement, she also worked for Imperial...
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Richard George Bel

August 14, 1941 - March 30, 2015

Richard George Bel, age 73 years, passed away on March 30, 2015 at his home in Metairie, LA. Beloved father of the late Michael Taylor Bel. Loving brother of Betty Jo Toups (Dick), Milton “Buddy” Bel (Claire), and Pat Bel (Elena). Son of the late Milton J. and Gwen Evans Bel. Also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and relatives.Mr. Bel was a graduate of Amite High School...
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Charles Saltzman

March 1, 1943 - March 29, 2015

Charles J. (Salty) Saltzman passed away peacefully at the age of 72 on Sunday, March 29, 2015. Born in Bucktown and resided in Metairie for the past 72 years.Beloved husband for 43 years to Patricia Gallagher Saltzman. Loving father of Michael L. Saltzman (Brian L. Scheele). Son of the late Julius John Saltzman and Ilece Saltalamacchia Saltzman. Brother of Beverly S. Siemssen (late Melvin) and...
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Kirk L. Roberts

February 18, 1924 - March 29, 2015

Arrangements under the direction of Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, New Orleans, LA.
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Ernest Daniel Leingang, Jr.

August 23, 1924 - March 28, 2015

Ernest D. Leingang, Jr. passed away on Saturday, March 28th, 2015, at the age of 90. Husband of his loving wife Iris Riley Leingang for almost 25 years, and son of the late Ernest D. Leingang, Sr. and Edna Muller Leingang. Previously married to the late June Hebert Leingang. Father of Carol Williams (Glen) and grandfather of Kevin and Bradley Crochet. Step-father of Julee Day, Jane McLaughlin,...
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Frances Collens Curtis

April 21, 1919 - March 28, 2015

Frances Collens Curtis died on Saturday, March 28, 2015. She was 95 years old. Wife of the late Nathaniel Cortlandt Curtis, Jr. Daughter of the late Thomas Wharton and Stella Harang Collens. Survived by her seven children: Carol C. Kemper (William “Buddy”) of Flat Rock, NC; Nell C. Tilton (Eugene “Chip”) of New Orleans; Nathaniel C. “Cort” Curtis III (Mary)...
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Kenneth Bernell Wisdom

November 30, 1934 - March 27, 2015

Kenneth Bernell Wisdom, Sr., age 80 years, passed away on Friday, March 27, 2015. Beloved husband of Joann Bartley Wisdom. Loving father of Karen Naquin (the late Gregory Naquin) and Kenneth Bernell Wisdom, Jr. Son of the late Frank T. Wisdom and Ruby Camden Wisdom. Brother of Paul Wisdom and the late Iris Henderson and Gerald, Joseph, and Larry Wisdom. Grandfather of Hannah and Charlotte Naquin...
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Evelyn LeBlanc Dormoy

August 4, 1921 - March 27, 2015

Evelyn LeBlanc Dormoy, passed away peacefully at her residence on Friday, March 27, 2015 surrounded by her loving family. She was 93 years old. Beloved wife of the late Lucian Dormoy. Daughter of the late Ulysses LeBlanc and Eula Brignac LeBlanc. Loving mother of Linda (Cliff) Williams, Janis Belanger and Bryan (Merle) Dormoy. Sister of the late Irwin LeBlanc. Grandmother of Karyn Andrews,...
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Daniel William Ness

June 27, 1952 - March 26, 2015

Daniel William Ness, 62, departed this life Thursday, March 26 at home surrounded by his family.Dan was born June 27, 1952 in Rapid City, South Dakota to Gerald and Darlene Ness. Dan was the 2nd of 6 children. Dan loved baseball and started his college baseball career at Indian Hills Community College in Centerville, Iowa. After being recruited by Ron Maestri, he transferred to the University of...
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Anthony Joseph Ferrara

January 4, 1926 - March 25, 2015

Anthony Joseph Ferrara, loving husband and devoted father and grandfather, passed away on Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at the age of 89. Survived by his wife of 68 years, Dorothy Boyer Ferrara; daughter Cindy (Terrence) Ferrara-Riedl; grandson Scott Riedl and granddaughter Erica Riedl. Also survived by a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Preceded in death by his parents, Rose...
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Robert Allen Foret

July 31, 1940 - March 25, 2015

Robert Allen Foret (Bobby) passed away on Wednesday, March 25, 2015 after a three month long battle with leukemia. He was 74. Beloved husband of Kathleen Ferro Foret for 51 years. Loving father of Bobby Foret, Jr. and Ann Marie Foret and brother of Theodore Foret, Jr. (Juie). Also survived by sister-in-law Marilyn Davis (Dave) and a host of nieces and nephews. Son of the late Theodore and Annie...
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Ulyses Robert Landry

September 30, 1933 - March 25, 2015

Ulyses Robert “Bob” Landry passed away on Wednesday, March 25, 2015. He was 81 years old. Son of the late Louis and Lorena Berthelot Landry. Beloved husband of the late Elizabeth Ann Sydboten Landry. Brother of William S. Morrow (Judy), and the late Carol W. Landry. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the...
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Patricia Way Mickleberry

November 4, 1931 - March 25, 2015

Patricia Way Mickleberry passed away on Wednesday, March 25, 2015. She was 83 years old. Daughter of the late Wellington and Ruth Way. Beloved wife of the late Morgan Mickleberry, Jr. Loving mother of Craig Mickleberry (Sherry). Sister of Wellington Way, Jr., and the late Jewell Marie Way. Grandmother of Morgan Dore (J. J.), Evan Mickleberry, and Brandi Edens. Great grandmother of Harrison...
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Rose Talluto Karl

March 14, 1922 - March 24, 2015

Rose Talluto Karl, 93 years of age, passed away on Tuesday, March 24, 2015. Beloved wife of the late John Francis Karl. Survived by her daughters Mary Karl Vamvoras, Karon Karl Leveque, and the late Sharon Karl Torres; sons-in-law Denis P. Vamvoras, Richard W. Leveque, and Julio L. Torres. Also her sister, Lucy Tallulto Pedelahore and late brother-in-law Joseph Earl Pedelahore, Jr.; nephews...
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Joseph E. Mocklin

April 26, 1924 - March 24, 2015

Arrangements under the direction of Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, New Orleans, LA.
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Ioannis George Tsatsoulis

September 4, 1939 - March 24, 2015

Ioannis (John) George Tsatsoulis, a native of Mouzaki, Tripolis, Greece, and long time resident of New Orleans, passed away on Tuesday, March 24, 2015, age 75 years. Beloved husband of Kathy Tsatsoulis. Father of Konstantina Tsatsoulis, Pagona “Peggy” Tsatsoulis (Peter Baldrachi), and Dr. Dimitra Tsatsoulis. Adored Pappou of Konstantinos Ioannis Baldrachi. Son of the late George and...
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Donald Albert Rowan, Sr.

November 20, 1937 - March 24, 2015

Donald Albert Rowan, Sr., 77, passed away in his sleep on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 in the early a.m., after spending a weekend with all of his family. He is the son of Margery Fanz Rowan and Albert T. Rowan, Sr., both deceased. He leaves behind, to cherish his memory, his loving wife of 54 yrs., Sandra Luscy Rowan, his children, Donnie A. Rowan, Jr. (Michelle), Darren M. Rowan (Kathy), David P....
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Bonnie Dunkin

February 18, 1940 - March 24, 2015

Bonnie Crochet Dunkin on Tuesday, March 24, 2015, age 75 years. Wife of the late Richard Dunkin, Jr. Mother of Richard Dunkin III, Randolph Dunkin (Kristine), and Monica Dunkin Bell (Gary). Grandmother of Randolph and Emma Kay Dunkin, Gary, Richard and James Bell. Sister of Randolph Crochet and Connie Crochet.Bonnie was a devoted mother and grandmother. She was an avid gardener.Relatives and...
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Dorothy LoCicero

October 18, 1930 - March 24, 2015

Dorothy LoCicero peacefully entered into eternal life with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Tuesday morning March, 24, 2015 at the age of 84.Born in New Orleans on October 18, 1930, she was the beloved wife of Joseph B. LoCicero for 62 years.She was the loving mother of Kirk John LoCicero, Kim LoCicero Autin and Kathy LoCicero McConnell (Kelle); Devoted daughter of the late Mamie Brown Dupuy...
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Oscar Flores

October 29, 1930 - March 23, 2015

Oscar Flores, 84, went to be with the Lord on March 23, 2015. Oscar Flores de Madriz was born on October 29, 1930 in Guatemala City, Guatemala. He was the youngest son of Amalia and Julio Flores. He enjoyed playing pool and basketball when he was young. He really loved the Holy Week marches in Guatemala. He met Olga Alvarado in school and they were later married and started their family. They...
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Giovanni Vicich, Jr.

December 21, 1934 - March 23, 2015

Arrangements under the direction of Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, New Orleans, LA.
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Bernice Menendez Floyd

February 23, 1922 - March 23, 2015

Bernice M. Floyd was born on February 23, 1922 in Lutcher, Louisiana, and was reborn on Monday, March 23, 2015 in Metairie. She was 93 years old. Daughter of the late Manuel and Olive Menendez. Beloved wife of the late Winford Floyd. Devoted mother of Gloria DiLeo (Joseph), Kenneth Floyd (Denise), and the late Linda Hutcherson. Grandmother of Floyd Hutcherson, Andrew DiLeo, Gia DiLeo, Natalie...
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Douglas Bertrand Thorburn

January 28, 1949 - March 22, 2015

Douglas Bertrand Thorburn, age 66, died of a heart attack at his home in Mandeville, LA on March 22, 2015. He was born in New Orleans to Joseph and Elsie Curtis Thorburn, now deceased, and grew up in Chatawa, MS. He was graduated from the University of Mississippi with a degree in electrical engineering. Post-college he served in the National Guard. After working in telecommunications...
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Edward Eric Wiggers

March 10, 1930 - March 22, 2015

Edward Eric Wiggers, of Kenner, Louisiana, passed away Sunday, March 22, 2015 at his home. Edward was the beloved husband of 58 years to Catherine Patricia Lane Wiggers. He is survived by his wife and five children: Edward A. Wiggers, Danny Wiggers, Laura Anthony-Rigdon, Joanne Darassi, Mary Bastian, nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Edward is further survived by one sister, Joan...
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William Deputy

November 1, 1956 - March 22, 2015

Arrangements under the direction of Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, New Orleans, LA.
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Vera May Caliva

September 28, 1916 - March 21, 2015

Vera May Haase Caliva, former owner of Haase's Shoe Store & Young Folks Shop, passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 21, 2015, at the age of 98. Beloved wife of the late Francis P. Caliva, Sr. Mother of Francis P. (Cal) Caliva, Jr. (Jim Ann), Theresa (Terry) Caliva Boyer (Paul), Bruce Edward Caliva (Debbie), Kevin H. Caliva, (Judy) and the late Mary Katherine (Kit) Caliva Petitpain ...
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Buford G. Drummond

February 2, 1923 - March 21, 2015

Arrangements under the direction of Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, New Orleans, LA.
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Margaret L. Betz

November 17, 1929 - March 21, 2015

Margaret L. Betz passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by family on Saturday, March 21, 2015, at the age of 85. She was born in New Orleans and was a lifelong resident of Metairie. She was preceded in death by her parents Edwin and Margaret Betz her sister Audrey Flato and her niece Jessica Flato. She is survived by her sister Joyce Schilling, her nieces and nephews Mary, Joycelyn, Brian,...
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Marie L. Madona

November 23, 1928 - March 21, 2015

Arrangements under the direction of Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, New Orleans, LA.
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Eva Lyons Brown

April 26, 1929 - March 20, 2015

Eva L. Brown entered into eternal rest on Friday, March 20, 2015 at the age of 85, surrounded by her loving family. She was born in New Orleans and has been a resident of Mandeville since 1966. Eva was a devoted wife and mother who enjoyed volunteering at Southeast Louisiana Hospital and the Headstart Program in Covington.Eva was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Malcolm M. Brown, her...
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Rafael Angel Hernandez

July 9, 1951 - March 19, 2015

Rafael Angel Hernandez, age 63 years, passed away March 19, 2015 in Houston, TX. Beloved husband of Donna Begue (Hernandez). Loving father of Haydee Hernandez and Natasha Aguilera. Step-father of Nick Soriano and Eric Butner. Son of the late Rafael Hernandez and Isabel Sosa Hernandez. Brother of Miriam Espinosa (Esteban, Sr.), Victor Hernandez, Sr. (Migdalia), and Maria Windham (Charles)....
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Beulah D. Turner

July 16, 1913 - March 19, 2015

Beulah Dozier Turner, 102, passed away on Thursday, March 19, 2015 in Kenner, La. She was born July 16th, 1913 in Plaucheville, La. to Alcide and Lela Grimble Broussard Dozier. Beulah is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Euris J. Turner, siblings, Ellison (Eunice) Broussard, J. Miller (Emmy) Broussard, Nolan Broussard, and Hilda (Oscar) Ernst and grandson, Jeffrey M. Balestra.Beulah...
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Yolanda O. RIVERA

March 10, 1931 - March 19, 2015

Yolanda Ocampo Rivera was called home Thursday, March 19, 2015, at age 84. Yolanda was a native New Orleanian and longtime resident of Jefferson Parish. Yolanda was preceded in death by her loving husband William Rivera, Sr. after 58 years of marriage; her beloved niece Yolanda May Burks Planellas; and her parents Gonzalo and Francesca Ocampo. She is survived by her children William Rivera, Jr....
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Geraldine Pranzarone

August 10, 1935 - March 18, 2015

Geraldine Regina Harris Gravette Pranzarone, wife of the late Vincent Pranzarone and daughter of the late Rudolph and Aimee’ Harris, passed peacefully Wednesday night at St. Joseph Nursing Home of natural causes. Geraldine is survived by her children, John Gravette Jr., Ellen Gravette Bonner, Keith Gravette, Steven Gravette, six grandchildren and six great grandchildren.Relatives and...
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Carol Landry

July 28, 1937 - March 17, 2015

Arrangements under the direction of Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, New Orleans, LA.
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Tina Barone Leon

January 4, 1961 - March 17, 2015

Tina Barone Leon passed away peacefully in her home on Tuesday, March 17th in Metairie, Louisiana.She was born in New Orleans, Louisiana on January 4, 1961 to parents Kathleen Bourgeois Barone and Pascal Joseph Barone Jr.She is survived by her son, Brandon Leon, of New Orleans, LA; mother Kathleen Barone, of Metairie, LA; brothers Pascal Barone III, of New Orleans, LA, and Shaun Barone of...
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Nimmi Ranshi

January 14, 1990 - March 16, 2015

Arrangements under the direction of Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, New Orleans, LA.
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