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Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home

Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Homes and Crematory has provided generations of families a place to remember and celebrate the life of a loved one. Our staff, as an extended family, has treated these families with dignity, sincerity and respect.

Funerals, celebrations of life and memorial ceremonies all serve as important needs in our society. They serve as a dignified and respectful ceremony or tribute for a loved one's life. Equally important, these gatherings help survivors face the reality of death, the first big step toward overcoming grief. This brings together, when most needed, relatives and friends who lend support and consolation. We offer families a choice of many options from very traditional services to a variety of cremation services.


Our Obituaries

Charlie Edward Bennett, Sr.

May 26, 1928 - October 16, 2018

Charlie Edward Bennett Sr. passed away on Tuesday, October 16, 2018, in Hammond, Louisiana, at the age of 90. He was born on Saturday, May 26, 1928 in Independence, Louisiana. Charlie was a resident of Independence, Louisiana and proudly served in the United States Army. He had a love for horses and his farm, and was also employed with the Tangipahoa Parish Council for many years as a road grater...
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Bruce John Buras

December 9, 1943 - October 14, 2018

Bruce John Buras was born on December 9, 1943. He met Judy Foucha in October of 1961 and they immediately fell in love. They both knew they had found their true soul mates. They were married and became one in November of 1964. Bruce became a proud father of two daughters, Monique and Nicole. The two girls grew into women, married and gave Bruce and Judy three beautiful grandchildren, Brooke,...
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David R. Carter

November 29, 1932 - October 14, 2018

David R. Carter, 85 years old of Hammond, Louisiana, passed away on Sunday, October 14, 2018, at the Southeast Louisiana Veterans Home in Reserve, Louisiana. He was born on November 29, 1932, in Montpelier, Louisiana, one of six sons of the late Leon Carter and the late Ernestine Cutrer Carter. David was a proud veteran of the U.S. Army, and retired from Sunbeam Bakery after 29 years. David is...
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Mary Lou Culbreath

January 18, 1938 - October 13, 2018

Mary Lou Culbreath, 80 years old of Hammond, Louisiana, passed away on Saturday, October 13, 2018, at home with her family by her side. She was born on Tuesday, January 18, 1938, in Hammond, Louisiana to Louis and Tommie Burgess Addison. Mary Lou enjoyed life and loved gardening, but she especially loved spending time with her family. Mary Lou is survived by her sons, Lee Miles III and his...
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Rosa Beeland Atkins

September 9, 1946 - October 13, 2018

Mrs. Rosa Beeland Atkins, 72 years old of Albany, Louisiana, passed away Saturday, October 13, 2018, at her residence. She was born on Monday, September 9, 1946, in Griffin, Georgia, daughter of the late Pope and Jewel Pritchett Beeland. Surviving are her husband of 52 years, Ronny Atkins, son & daughter-in-law, David and Christie Atkins, grandchildren, Colleen Atkins, Blair Atkins, and...
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Wilma "Dinky" Ethel McKinney

May 15, 1942 - October 11, 2018

Wilma "Dinky" Ethel McKinney, 76 years old of Springfield passed away on Thursday, October 11, 2018, at home with her family by her side. She was born on Sunday, May 15, 1942, in Springfield, Louisiana to William and Ethel McKinney Foster. Dinky enjoyed life and loved her coffee, crocheting, word searches, the outdoors and floral gardening, but she especially loved spending time with her family. ...
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Louis J. Elliott

January 21, 1925 - October 11, 2018

Louis J. Elliott, age 93, of New Orleans passed away on Thursday, October 11, 2018 in Hammond. Services are pending.
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C J Costa

October 22, 1949 - October 11, 2018

C J Costa passed away on Thursday, October 11, 2018, in Hammond, Louisiana, at the age of 68. He was born on Saturday, October 22, 1949 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He was a resident of Independence, Louisiana. C J is survived by his 3 sons, Eric Costa and his wife Stacey, Joshua Costa and Jonathan Costa and his wife Nicole: daughter, Tara Lynn Burkhalter and her husband James; grandchildren,...
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Nicholas Paul Fischer

November 18, 1994 - October 6, 2018

Nicholas Paul Fischer passed away on Friday, October 6, 2018 at the age of 23. He was born on Friday, November 18, 1994 in Covington, Louisiana. Nicholas is survived by his father, Paul Fischer, mother, Rebecca Rauch Walker, step father, Paul Walker, brothers; Brett (Fischer) Carroll and wife Bettina and Alexander Fischer; dearest cousin, Chase Carcabasis, 3 nieces, 1 nephew, and numerous...
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Jesse David Kinchen

June 9, 1952 - October 6, 2018

Jesse David Kinchen passed away on Saturday, October 6, 2018 at the age of 66. He was born on Monday, June 9, 1952 in Independence, Louisiana. Jesse is survived by his daughter, Shannon Kinchen, son, Andrew D.F Kinchen, grandchild, Tana Grace Cashio, and Former wife, Karen Downey. He was preceded in death by his father, John Leonard Kinchen; mother, Lenora E. Kinchen; and son, William ...
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Andrew Joseph Dagro

October 13, 1927 - October 5, 2018

Andrew Joseph Dagro, of Independence, Louisiana, passed away surrounded by his loving family on Friday, October 5, 2018. He was just eight days away from turning 91. Andrew was born on October 13, 1927, in the exact room that he passed away, one of three children of the late Noby Dagro and the late Ida LaMarca Dagro. He was a proud veteran of the U.S. Army, and also a familiar face in the...
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Myrtle Mae Lusk

November 8, 1933 - October 4, 2018

Myrtle Mae Lusk passed away on Thursday, October 4, 2018, at the age of 84. She was born on Wednesday, November 8, 1933 in Ponchatoula, Louisiana. Myrtle is survived by her two sons, Melvin Henry Lusk III and wife Karen, David Lusk and wife Carol, six grandchildren, and many great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Melvin Henry Lusk, Jr.; father, Basile Hoover; and...
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Michael Joseph Richardson

March 7, 1956 - October 4, 2018

Michael Joseph Richardson, 62 years old of Hammond, Louisiana, passed away Thursday, October 4, 2018, at North Oaks Medical Center. Michael was born on Wednesday, March 7, 1956, in Hammond. Surviving are son & daughter-in-law, Christopher Michael and Brooke Richardson, daughter & son-in-law, Christina and Dustin St.Pierre, daughters, Karissa Richardson, Jenny Richardson, Michelle Nuccio,...
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Rosemary Louise Chappetta

July 27, 1932 - October 2, 2018

Rosemary Louise Chappetta passed away on Tuesday, October 2, 2018, at the age of 86. She was born on Wednesday, July 27, 1932 in New Orleans, Louisiana Rosemary was a resident of Ponchatoula, Louisiana. Rosemary is survived by her 3 sons, William Chappetta, Jr., Mitchell Chappetta and his wife Susan and Tim Chappetta and his wife Brenda; grandchildren, Michelle, Billy III, Josh, Allen,...
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Frank Joseph Rumfola

April 23, 1930 - October 1, 2018

Frank Joseph Rumfola passed in peace on October 1, 2018 at the age of 88, surrounded by his loved ones. He was born on Wednesday, April 23, 1930 in Pennsylvania to Rosalia Sedita and Jack Rumfola. Frank, better known to all as "Flappy" served in the United States Army from 1952 to 1954. He was truly loved by everyone who had the privilege to know him. Frank leaves behind his children, Sharon...
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Ramona "Mona" Risi Dumas

February 13, 1952 - September 30, 2018

Ramona "Mona" Risi Dumas, 66 years old of Holden, Louisiana, passed away on Sunday, September 30, 2018, with her family by her side. She was born on February 13, 1952, in Millville, New Jersey to George Risi, Sr. and Eugenia Vit Risi. After graduating from nursing school in Georgia, she moved to Louisiana to be closer to family. In a nursing career that spanned 4 decades, she was involved in...
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Marilyn Husser Vicknair

August 5, 1944 - September 29, 2018

Marilyn Husser Vicknair, 74 years old of Husser, Louisiana, passed away peacefully Saturday, September 29, 2018, at St Tammany Hospital surrounded by her loving family. She was born on Saturday, August 5, 1944, in Amite, Louisiana daughter of Muriel L. and Hilda Burnthorn Husser. Mrs. Vicknair was a member of St Dominic Catholic Church in Husser, Louisiana. She worked as a paraprofessional for...
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Coltin Brennan LeBlanc

September 28, 1994 - September 27, 2018

"... to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord" II Corinthians 5:8 Coltin Brennan LeBlanc, 23, Left this earth tragically on September 27, 2018, one day shy of his 24th birthday. He was born on September 28, 1994 in Hammond Louisiana. As Coltin departed from those who loved him dearly, he stepped into the arms of our Heavenly Father. Coltin, under heavy conviction of our Lord,...
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Judy Drude Workman

October 9, 1946 - September 27, 2018

Judy Drude Workman passed away on Thursday, September 27, 2018, in Hammond, Louisiana, at the age of 71. She was born on October 9, 1946 in Ponchatoula, Louisiana to the late Maggie Schliegelmeyer and the late Melvin Francis Drude, Sr. She was a resident of Ponchatoula, Louisiana. Judy is survived by her husband of 34 years, Larry D. Workman, Jr.; daughter, Ashley Macaluso; grandchildren,...
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Allen "Big A" Anthony

March 27, 1939 - September 22, 2018

Allen "Big A" Anthony died peacefully on Saturday, September 22, 2018 at the age of 79. He was born on Monday, March 27, 1939 in Amite, Louisiana. He was a proud resident of Ponchatoula, Louisiana. Allen retired from Cudahy Meat Packing where he was employed as a butcher. Later in life, he was employed by Joiner Construction and B&K Construction where he laid gas lines all over the state of...
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Harold Joseph Connor, Sr.

February 17, 1935 - September 22, 2018

Harold Joseph Connor, 83 years old of Hammond, Louisiana, passed away Saturday, September 22, 2018, at North Oaks Medical Center. He was born on Sunday, February 17, 1935, in New Orleans, Louisiana. Harold proudly served in the United States Army during the Korean War. He was a resident of Hammond, Louisiana. Harold is survived by his wife, Sylvia Pierce Connor; children, Kathleen Connor...
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Anne King Larson

June 19, 1920 - September 22, 2018

Anne King Larson, 98, of Hammond, Louisiana and formerly Merritt Island, Florida, died Saturday, September 22, 2018. She is survived by her children, Ross Larson and wife Geraldine, and Sally Stephenson and husband John. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Jefferson Larson Sr., and son, John Jefferson Larson, III. Arrangements with Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home.
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Alicia Lemm

September 17, 2018 - September 17, 2018

Alicia Lemm passed away on Monday, September 17, 2018. She was born on Monday, September 17, 2018 in Hammond, to Brittany Beach and Frankie Lemm III. Alicia is survived by her father, Frankie Lemm, III, mother; Brittany Beach, siblings; Baylee and Trenton, grandparents; Susan Gauthier, Trina and Frank Lemm, great grandparents; Donnis Fletcher, Carol and Hank Helmer, Joe and Mary Gauthier,...
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Shelby Aubrey Forrester

July 23, 1935 - September 16, 2018

Shelby Aubrey Forrester passed away on Sunday, September 16, 2018, in Hammond, Louisiana, at the age of 83. He was born on Tuesday, July 23, 1935 in Anderson, South Carolina to the late Mayble Forrester and the late Alvero Forester. Shelby was a veteran of the United States Air Force, serving from 1953 to 1961 in Abilene, Texas. Shelby married Karen Hudson Forrester, and they had four...
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William Nemeth

September 24, 1924 - September 14, 2018

Mr. William Nemeth , 93 years old of Hammond, Louisiana, passed away on Friday, September 14, 2018, at North Oaks Medical Center. He was born on Wednesday, September 24, 1924, in Albany, Louisiana, son of the late Joseph and Teresa Szakel Nemeth. Mr. Nemeth was a US Army/Air Corp Veteran of WWII. He retired in 1986 as a maintenance supervisor for Southeastern Louisiana University after more...
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Lane Allen Gottschalck

May 8, 2015 - September 13, 2018

Lane Allen Gottschalck, age 3 of Hammond, Louisiana, gained his wings on Thursday afternoon, September 13, 2018 to be with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. He was surrounded by family and friends at his passing in New Orleans at Children's Hospital. He was born on Friday, May 8, 2015, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Lane was deeply loved by his parents, Chester and Whitney Rousseau Gottschalck;...
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Gary "Ronnie" Ronald McLin

January 9, 1942 - September 11, 2018

Gary "Ronnie" Ronald McLin, 76 years old of Ponchatoula, Louisiana, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, September 11, 2018. He was born in Ponchatoula on January 9, 1942. Ronnie attended Ponchatoula schools and graduated from Southeastern Louisiana University with a degree in Industrial Arts Education and his Master's from Loyola University. He taught school in Jefferson Parish for over 30 years....
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Mary Lee Fellows

October 4, 1944 - September 9, 2018

Mary Lee Fellows, 73 years old, passed away Sunday, September 9, 2018, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She was born on Wednesday, October 4, 1944, in Amite, Louisiana. Mary was a resident of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Mary is survived by her mother, Marie Barnes; sister, Jeanine Nault; brother, Leonard Barnes; children, Paul Taillon, Marlena Buzzell and James Taillon; and numerous grandchildren. She...
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Evelyn Ryan Lewis Stafford

July 21, 1928 - September 9, 2018

Our Mother's love was the one constant, the one absolute, the one rock upon which we could all stand and the safety net that protected us from ever totally falling or failing. She faced all challenges that life had for her. Love is what our mother did. Our mother is gone from us and for the first time in our lives we are left to lookout for ourselves, but we are really never alone, through her...
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Larry Joseph Jacob

September 12, 1944 - September 8, 2018

Larry Joseph Jacob, Sr., 73, passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 8, 2018. He was born on September 12, 1944, in El Dorado, Arkansas and was a lifelong resident of Ponchatoula, Louisiana. Larry was a Ponchatoula strawberry farmer from 1976 to 1997 as well as a timber man. He graduated from SLU with a degree in Plant Science and graduated from LSU with a degree in Forestry which led him...
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Tim Anthony Portera

November 26, 1958 - September 7, 2018

Tim Anthony Portera, 59 years old of Ponchatoula, Louisiana, passed away on Friday, September 7, 2018, at his residence. Tim was born on November 26, 1958, in New Orleans. Surviving are his wife of 37 years, Tammy Prudhomme Portera; daughter, Amber Portera; son, Wyatt Portera; sisters, Janet Hebert and husband Michael, Cynthia Portera, and Toni Offner and husband Charles; mother-in-law, Marian...
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Darlene Bushey

September 9, 1963 - September 5, 2018

Darlene Joanne Bushey, 54 years old of Ponchatoula, Louisiana, passed away on Wednesday, September 5, 2018, at home with her family by her side. She was born on Monday, September 9, 1963, in Lakewood, Ohio to Donald Detwiler and Dorothy Springer Detwiler. Darlene was very proud of working as the office manager of a law firm.She enjoyed life and loved to check on the weather, Harley's and animals...
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Barbara Perkins

July 8, 1951 - September 4, 2018

Barbara Perkins of Independence, Louisiana, passed away on Tuesday, September 4, 2018 at the age of 67. She was born on Sunday, July 8, 1951 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Barbara leaves behind her loving husband of 37 years, Thomas Leto Perkins, her son, Christopher Rowe, and her granddaughter, Tiffany "TK" Rowe. Arrangements under the direction of Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home. www...
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Donald Philip Steadman

May 28, 1949 - September 4, 2018

Donald Philip Steadman's journey ended on Tuesday, September 4, 2018, at his home in Bedico, LA at the age of 69 from pancreatic cancer. Don was born on Saturday, May 28, 1949 to Ernest Henry and Aurora Beals Steadman and lived in New Orleans until the age of 9. Graduated from St. Joseph Catholic School, Ponchatoula, LA 1963, graduated from St. Paul School, Covington, LA 1967, graduated from...
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Rena Patrice Bernard

November 11, 1978 - September 3, 2018

Rena Patrice Bernard, 39 years old of Hammond passed away suddenly at home on Monday, September 3, 2018. She was born on Saturday, November 11, 1978, in Las Vegas, Neveda to Diana Steward. Rena enjoyed life and loved gardening, arts and crafts, but she especially loved spending time with her son. Rena is survived by her parents, Diana Steward and Mark Cabral, her son, Coleston Haar, her...
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Louis Kenner Bizot, Sr.

November 9, 1927 - September 3, 2018

Louis Kenner Bizot Sr., of Hammond, Louisiana, passed away on Monday, September 3, 2018, at Landmark of Hammond at the age of 90. He was born on November 9, 1927, in New Orleans, Louisiana, the son of the late John H. Bizot and the late Elenora Kenner Bizot. Louis was a Merchant Marine during WWII. Louis is survived by his beloved wife of 31 years, Dorothy Harrison Bizot; children, Louis K....
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Frances Viola Fletcher

May 28, 1948 - September 3, 2018

Frances Viola Fletcher, 70 years old of Killian, Louisiana, passed away Monday, September 3, 2018, at her residence. Frances is lovingly remembered by all who were honored to know, love, and be loved by her. Frances was born in Independence on May 28th, 1948. She was a self-taught pianist who loved to play and sing for the Lord. Her music and voice were beautiful parts of weddings, church...
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Melvin Arlee Mitchell

October 15, 1944 - September 2, 2018

Melvin Arlee Mitchell, 73 years old of Ponchatoula, Louisiana, went to be with Jesus on Sunday, September 2, 2018, surrounded by his family at North Oaks Medical Center in Hammond. He was born on Sunday, October 15, 1944, in Vincennes, Indiana to Robert Arlee and Dorothy Stella Mitchell. On September 10, 1964 he married Shirley Jones with whom he was married to until his passing…. nearly 54...
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Lorenzo Dow Davis, Jr.

June 8, 1941 - August 31, 2018

Lorenzo Dow Davis Jr., 77 years old of Springfield, Louisiana, passed away on Friday, August 31, 2018, at North Oaks Medical Center. He was born on Sunday, June 8, 1941, in Columbia, son of the late Lorenzo D. and Margie Stanton Davis Sr. Surviving are his daughter, Karen Cumbee, son, Lorenzo Davis, III, step-sons, David Quirin and Charles Quirin, 11 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, sister...
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Joean Rachell

March 3, 1940 - August 30, 2018

Joean "Mitzi" Rachell, 78 years old of Independence, Louisiana, passed away on Thursday, August 30, 2018, with her family by her side at her grandsons' home in Tickfaw. She was born on Sunday, March 3, 1940, in Calumet, Wisconsin to Erwin and Esther Jensen Schussman. Mitzi enjoyed life and loved spending time with her family. Mitzi is survived by her daughter Dawn Wiltberger and her husband...
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Diane Daigle Martinez

March 30, 1961 - August 27, 2018

Diane Daigle Martinez passed away on Monday, August 27, 2018, in Hammond, Louisiana, at the age of 57. She was born on Thursday, March 30, 1961 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Diane was a resident of Chalmette, Louisiana and recently relocated to live with family in Robert, Louisiana. Diane is survived by her son, Anthony Joseph Martinez, Jr.; daughter, Melissa Lynn Martinez; grandson, Anthony...
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Mark Calvin Owens

April 11, 1968 - August 27, 2018

Mark Calvin Owens, 50 years old of Albany, Louisiana, passed away Monday, August 27, 2018, at his residence. He was born on Thursday, April 11, 1968. Mark was a lifetime Notary Public, and owner of Mark's Notary Services in Albany. Surviving are his parents, Max and Barbara Stein Owens; partner, Susan Gauthier and her children, Trenton and Bailee; aunts and uncles, Lily and Mitch Williams,...
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Michael Glenn Marshall

March 28, 1965 - August 27, 2018

Michael Glenn Marshall passed away on Monday, August 27, 2018, in Independence, Louisiana, at the age of 53. He was born on Sunday, March 28, 1965 in Jal, New Mexico. Michael proudly served his country in the United States Army for over 20 years. He was a resident of Independence, Louisiana. Michael is survived by his father, Jerry Marshall; mother, Charlene Wasson Marshall; and sister Karen...
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Lena Piediscalzo

June 11, 1932 - August 27, 2018

Lena Piediscalzo passed away on Monday, August 27, 2018, in Hammond, Louisiana, at the age of 86. She was born on Saturday, June 11, 1932. Lena was a resident of Hammond, Louisiana. Lena is survived by her devoted husband, Joseph S. Piediscalzo; son, Chris Piediscalzo and his wife Janet; grand daughter, Kaycee Colona and her husband Art; great-grandchildren, Ryleigh Anne and Carter Joseph...
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Michael David Stevens

March 18, 1963 - August 26, 2018

Michael David Stevens passed away on Sunday, August 26, 2018 at the age of 55. He was a resident of N. Ft. Myers, Florida. He was born on Monday, March 18, 1963. Michael is survived by his daughter, Kristina Stevens, sister, Teresa Stevens LaFountain and her husband Lance, brothers, Danny and John Stevens, and several Grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Forrest and...
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Mamie Ida Moore

February 12, 1923 - August 25, 2018

Mamie Ida Moore died Saturday August 25, 2018 at her home in Hammond. She was born February 12,1923 in Greensburg, LA. Mamie was the daughter of the late William Ellison and Mamie Yarborough Phillips. Because of the untimely death of her mother, she was reared by two aunts, Dora Phillips Carruth and her husband Ransom and Ethel Phillips. She was married to Benjamin Richard Moore, whom she had met...
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Wanda Arnold McGarvey

August 16, 1954 - August 25, 2018

Wanda Arnold McGarvey, of Hammond, Louisiana, passed away on Saturday, August 25, 2018, at Richard Murphy Hospice House in Hammond at the age of 64. She was born on August 16, 1954, in Hammond, Louisiana, the daughter of the late Barney James Arnold Sr. and Myrtle Arnold Marine. Wanda is survived by her mother, Myrtle Arnold Marine; fiance, Dale Harp; daughter, Erika Smith (Brent); son, Caleb...
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June "JuJu" Koles Olah

May 11, 1940 - August 24, 2018

On August 24, 2018 our hearts were broken as our beloved mother and friend, June "JuJu" Koles Olah passed away. She was born in the Hungarian Settlement on May 11, 1940 to Frank Louis and Margaret Vassil Koles. She lived a wonderful childhood on a strawberry farm in a home filled with love, laughter, family and friends. June went on to become a teacher and mentor at Springfield schools where...
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Terri Paulette Jewett

January 30, 1987 - August 20, 2018

Terri Paulette Jewett, 31 years old and resident of Hammond, Louisiana, passed away on Monday, August 20, 2018. She was born January 30, 1987 in Hammond, Louisiana. Terri is survived by her husband, Jimmie Jewett; children, Cheyenne Jewett and Jimmie Jewett Jr.; parents, Paul and Glenda Lewis; sisters, Melissa L. Almanza, Mendy Hall and Marcus White; brother, Paul "PJ" Joseph Lewis; and...
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Rex Alan Bardwell

April 17, 1966 - August 20, 2018

Rex Alan Bardwell passed away on Monday, August 20, 2018, in Hammond, Louisiana, at the age of 52. He was born on Sunday, April 17, 1966 in Covington, Louisiana. Rex was a resident of Hammond, Louisiana. Rex is survived by his brothers, Ervin "Skeeter" Bardwell and his wife Sharon of Texarkana, Arkansas, and Lester "Doodle Bug" Bardwell of Robert, Louisiana; nieces, Robin Taylor and her...
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Peter "Pete" Michael DiBenedetto

May 13, 1926 - August 20, 2018

Peter "Pete" Michael DiBenedetto, of Tickfaw, Louisiana, passed away at the Richard Murphy Hospice House in Hammond on Monday, August 20, 2018 at the age of 92. He was born on May 13, 1926, in Tickfaw, Louisiana the son of the late Antonino DiBenedetto and the late Sarah Giaratino DiBenedetto. Pete proudly served in the U.S. Navy. Pete is survived by his sons, Anthony DiBenedetto and his wife...
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Shirley May Cooper Decker

February 2, 1939 - August 20, 2018

Shirley May Cooper Decker passed away on Monday, August 20, 2018, at the age of 79. She was born on Thursday, February 2, 1939 in Magnolia, Mississippi. She was a resident of Ponchatoula, Louisiana. Shirley is survived by her husband, Jerry Decker, daughters, Norma Decker and Cynthia Coats Morgan and her husband Jerry Morgan Jr.; son, Charles Foster, Jr.; grandchildren, Somer Smith, Jeremy...
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Glenn Pruett

July 9, 1963 - August 19, 2018

Glenn Edward Pruett passed away on Sunday, August 19, 2018, in Hammond, Louisiana, at the age of 55. He was born on Tuesday, July 9, 1963 in Independence, Louisiana. He was a resident of Hammond, Louisiana. Glenn is survived by his wife, Christine Pruett; daughters, Laura and Cynthia Pruett; son, Glenn Edward Pruett, Jr.; sister, Bridget Pruett; brother James Hill; aunts, Doris Stevens and...
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Kirk Anthony Kemp

April 14, 1965 - August 18, 2018

Kirk Anthony Kemp, 53 years old of Hammond, Louisiana, passed away on Saturday, August 18, 2018, at Post Acute Specialty Hospital in Hammond. He was born on Wednesday, April 14, 1965, in New Orleans, Louisiana to George Clarence and Renee Lorena Kemp. Kirk is survived by his brother, William Kemp and his wife Lynne, his niece, Brandi Kemp Windecker and her husband Walter, his nephews, Bryan...
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Kenneth Matthew Schatzle

January 11, 1948 - August 16, 2018

Kenneth Matthew Schatzle passed away on Thursday, August 16, 2018, in Ponchatoula, LA, at the age of 70. He was born on Sunday, January 11, 1948 to the late Lanny Hebert Schatzle and Robert Schatzle. Kenneth leaves behind his devoted wife of 46 years, Beverly Sicard Schatzle; daughter, Marcy Sonnier and husband Billy; son Kyle Schatzle and wife Brett; two greatly loved grandchildren, Kenley...
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Robert Adam Bardwell, Sr.

December 18, 1921 - August 16, 2018

Mr. Robert Adam Bardwell Sr., 96 years old of Ponchatoula, Louisiana, passed away Thursday, August 16, 2018, at his residence. He was born on Sunday, December 18, 1921, in Ponchatoula, son of the late Emmett and Ella Frey Bardwell. Surviving are his wife of nearly 70 years, Erma Joiner Bardwell, son, J. R. Bardwell, son & daughter-in-law, Ronnie "Hoot" and Rae C. Bardwell, son-in-law, John...
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Margaret Ann Micele Baglio

April 3, 1941 - August 15, 2018

Mrs. Margaret Ann Micele Baglio, 77 years old of Independence, Louisiana, passed away on Wednesday, August 15, 2018, at her residence. She was born on Thursday, April 3, 1941, in Hammond, Louisiana, daughter of the late Frank and Margaret Alfano Micele. She retired from the Tangipahoa Parish School System where she was an elementary school teacher and a principle for 26 years. She was dedicated...
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Gwendolyn "Cheryl" Martens

November 10, 1950 - August 14, 2018

Gwendolyn "Cheryl" Martens, 67 years old of Hammond, Louisiana, passed away at home on Tuesday, August 14, 2018. She was born on Friday, November 10, 1950, in Hammond, Louisiana to George O., Jr. and Ethel Clark Martens. Cheryl enjoyed life and loved traveling to new places, going on cruises and sharing her experiences. She loved and adored her family especially her nieces and nephews and was...
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Lena S.. Marsiglia

November 8, 1938 - August 13, 2018

Lena S. Marsiglia, 79 years old of Hammond, Louisiana, passed away on Monday, August 13, 2018, in New Orleans. She was born on Tuesday, November 8, 1938, in Hammond, Louisiana to Sam and Connie Spalitta. Lena enjoyed life and loved to play pokeno, ceramics and cryptoquip puzzles. She was an avid cook book collector who loved to cook, especially for her family on Sunday's. Lena is survived by...
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Mary Ann Marten Caples

February 9, 1940 - August 13, 2018

Mary Ann Marten Caples, 78 years old of Hammond, Louisiana, passed away on Monday, August 13, 2018, at Oak Park Village in Hammond. She was born on Friday, February 9, 1940, in Hammond, Louisiana to Sam and Annie Matise Marten. Mary enjoyed life and loved spending time with her family. Mary is survived by her sisters, Frances Magee, Chris Bryant and Anne Morello, also many nieces, nephews and...
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Ray Joseph Ingolia, Sr.

October 29, 1929 - August 12, 2018

FUNERAL NOTICE OF: Ray Joseph Ingolia Sr. Ray Joseph Ingolia Sr. passed away on Sunday, August 12, 2018, in Hammond, Louisiana, at the age of 88. Ray was born on Tuesday, October 29, 1929 in Belle Rose, Louisiana. He was a resident of Ponchatoula, Louisiana. Ray is survived by his wife of 64 years, Dorothy "Dot" Morales Ingolia, son, Ray Ingolia, Jr., son & daughter-in-law, Eric and Cindy...
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Jeanette Herring Pevey

February 14, 1965 - August 4, 2018

Jeanette H. Pevey took her final breath on Saturday, August 4, 2018 surrounded by her family. She was born in Hattiesburg, MS on February 14, 1965. Jeanette was an avid shopper and had a heart for people. She volunteered with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and served in Korea on a mission trip. Her three grandchildren, Gemma, Abram and Aislinn, were lucky to call her Nanny. Jeanette was a...
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Florence Odelia Cummings

June 12, 1929 - August 3, 2018

Florence Odelia Cummings, 89 years old of Ponchatoula, Louisiana, passed away with her family by her side on Friday, August 3, 2018 in Hammond. She was born on Wednesday, June 12, 1929, in Killian, Louisiana to Mart, Sr. and Odelia Picou McKinney. Florence enjoyed life and loved making jelly, gardening and cleaning, but she especially loved spending time with her family. Florence is survived...
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Diane McConnell Bell

August 4, 1958 - August 2, 2018

Diane McConnell Bell received her "angel wings" on Thursday, August 2, 2018 at the age of 59. She was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on August 4, 1958. Diane was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, friend and nurse. She was a long-time member of the United Methodist Church in Springfield where she taught Sunday School for years. Diane is survived by her loving husband of 44 years Larry...
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Sylvia Jean Laird Oliphant

May 8, 1943 - August 2, 2018

Sylvia Jean Laird Oliphant went home to be with her Lord and Savior on August 2, 2018, surrounded by her loving family in her home after a long, brave battle with lymphoma. Jean was born on May 8, 1943 in Ponchatoula, Louisiana, to Gene and Myrtle Laird, the youngest of 8 siblings. She married the love of her life, Jim Oliphant, on January 19, 1963. Jean dedicated her life to Jesus and her...
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Jane McLendon Core

June 24, 1928 - July 31, 2018

Jane McLendon Core received her "angel wings" on Tuesday, July 31, 2018. She was born in Donaldsonville, Louisiana on June 24, 1928 to W.F. and Henrietta McLendon and is survived by a brother, Herman McLendon. Jane was preceded in death by her brother, W.F. McLendon Jr., and her sister, Flora Nelson. She was the beloved wife of the late Talmadge E. Core for 58 years. In those years they...
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Glenn Sawyer

August 13, 1950 - July 29, 2018

Glenn Stephen Sawyer passed away on Sunday, July 29, 2018, at the age of 67. He was born on Sunday, August 13, 1950 in New Orleans, Louisiana to the late Alice Berner Sawyer and the late Grayson Sawyer. He was a resident of Covington, Louisiana. Glenn is survived by his sister, Brenda Connolly; niece, Kerry Hughes; and nephew, Eddie Connolly. He was preceded in death by his mother, Alice...
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Gerald "Chick" John Rousseau, Sr.

December 4, 1938 - July 29, 2018

Gerald "Chick" John Rousseau, Sr., age 79, passed away on Sunday, July 29, 2018. A native of Paincourtville, La. and resident of Hammond, La, he was known for his quick-witted humor and ability to spin a tall tale. He relished in the company of others, enjoying great conversation, coffee and sharing his Cajun fare. A carpenter by trade, Chick loved working with his hands. Building, tinkering...
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Kathie Jo Curry Hutcheson

December 16, 1958 - July 29, 2018

Kathie Jo Curry Hutcheson passed away on Sunday, July 29, 2018, in Hammond, Louisiana, at the age of 59. She was born on Tuesday, December 16, 1958 in Alexandria, Louisiana. She was a resident of Tickfaw, Louisiana. Kathie Jo's main interest was Karate and she was a member of the Japan Karate Association for 45 years. She enjoyed being around her Karate family and going to Karate camps all over...
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Margaret DeMars

February 22, 1948 - July 29, 2018

Margaret DeMars, 70 years old of Springfield, Louisiana, passed away on Sunday, July 29, 2018, at home with her family by her side. She was born on Thursday, February 22, 1948, in New Orleans, Louisiana to Clarence and Irene Fontenot Poche. Margaret enjoyed life and loved gardening and the river, but she especially loved caring for her grandkids and spending time with her family. Margaret is...
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Joe Moschitta , Jr.

August 9, 1929 - July 26, 2018

Joe Moschitta, Jr. 88 yrs. old of Hammond, Louisiana passed away on Thursday July 26,2018 at Landmark of Hammond. He was born on Aug. 9,1929 to Joe & Rose Cuilla Moschitta. Joe proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, where he saw action on the front line. After returning home from Korea he lived in New Orleans & worked as manager at McKensies Bakery on Gentilly Blvd....
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Edith Saucier McLendon

September 2, 1936 - July 26, 2018

Edith Saucier McLendon, 81 years old of Ponchatoula, went to be with the Lord at her home on July 26, 2018 surrounded by her family. She was born in New Orleans, Louisiana on September 2, 1936. Mrs. McLendon taught many years in the Tangipahoa Parish School System and retired as principal of Perrin Early Learning Center. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Ponchatoula, served as Past...
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Beverly Ann Jones

June 21, 1938 - July 24, 2018

Beverly Ann Jones passed away on Tuesday, July 24, 2018, in Springfield Louisiana, at the age of 80. She was born on Tuesday, June 21, 1938 in Venice, Louisiana to the late Gertrude Loar and the late Mitchell Spongia. She was a resident of Springfield, Louisiana. Beverly is survived by her daughter, Terry Jones Foley and her grandchildren, Edward Glenn Jones, Jeannie Kilpatrick(Jeremy),...
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Jason Hernaez

June 16, 1976 - July 23, 2018

Jason was born June 16, 1976 in New Orleans and passed away July 23, 2018 at the age of 42. Jason leaves behind siblings Julie, Juan and Julian and two aunts, Rosary and Florence. Services were private.
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Josephine Drago

October 9, 1927 - July 23, 2018

Josephine Noto Drago, of Hammond, Louisiana, passed away on Monday, July 23, 2018, at Belle Maison Nursing Home at the age of 90. She was born on Sunday, October 9, 1927, in Tickfaw, Louisiana, the daughter of the late Vito Noto and the late Laura Michelli Noto. Josephine is survived by her daughters, JoAnn Drago Kostik and husband Norman, Dianna Drago Harrold, and Vicki Drago Hebert and...
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Barbara Holak

July 29, 1936 - July 23, 2018

Barbara Ellen (Hansen) Holak Barbara passed away on July 23, 2018 in Hammond, Louisiana at approximately 1:30 PM. Barbara was born in Chicago, Illinois on July 29, 1936 to Harold John Hansen and Mildred Barbara Vykoukal, both born in Chicago. Barbara was the third of seven children - Richard (dec. 1999), Bill (dec. 2008), then Barbara, John, Judy, Linda, and Nancy. Barbara was named after her...
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Sarah "Sally" Canale

June 19, 1933 - July 22, 2018

Sarah "Sally" Canale, 85 years old of Tickfaw, Louisiana, passed away on Sunday, July 22, 2018, at home with her family by her side. She was born on Monday, June 19, 1933, in Independence, Louisiana to Carlo and Lena Pumillia Lapuma. Sally was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend to all she knew. She was a devout Catholic and a member of Our Lady of Pompeii Catholic Church. ...
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Irene Carter Holland

October 31, 1927 - July 19, 2018

Irene Carter Holland, 90 years old of Hammond, Louisiana, passed away on Thursday, July 19, 2018, at Belle Maison Nursing Home in Hammond. She was born on Monday, October 31, 1927, in Liverpool, England to George and Florence Taylor Carter. Irene enjoyed life and loved gardening, sewing, knitting, crocheting, movie stars, watching old movies and cooking, it's been said she could fry a mean...
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Patricia Barker Morgan

April 6, 1938 - July 19, 2018

Patricia Barker Morgan passed away on Thursday, July 19, 2018, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, at the age of 80. She was born on Wednesday, April 6, 1938 in Abilene, Texas. She was a resident of Holden, Louisiana. Patricia graduated from Abilene High School in Abilene, Texas. She loved her family, her animals and travelling the world with her husband. Patricia is survived by her daughter, Melissa...
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George M Hess, Phd

May 15, 1933 - July 19, 2018

Loving husband, father, grand and great-grandfather and educator. Born May 15, 1933 and departed to his Heavenly Father on July 19, 2018, at 85 years. George was an avid reader and master gardener (a skill acquired from his father). He provided to many in the local area the fruits of his labor. He was born on the family homestead in Weiss, LA. He was a 1951 graduate of Live Oak High School...
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William Scott Pulling

July 1, 1970 - July 18, 2018

William Scott Pulling, 48 years old of Slidell, Louisiana, passed away on Wednesday, July 18, 2018. He was born on Wednesday, July 1, 1970, in Satellite Beach, Florida, son of Ethel "DiDi" Miller Pulling and the late Walter Pulling. Surviving are his daughter, Kaitlyn Pulling, mother, Ethel "DiDi" Miller Pulling, sister and brother-in-law, Sharyn Pulling and Jim McKelly, aunt and uncle, John...
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Zora Bernice Garrett Marshall

July 8, 1923 - July 17, 2018

Zora Bernice Garrett Marshall, 95 years old of Ponchatoula, Louisiana, passed away on Tuesday, July 17, 2018, at North Oaks Medical Center in Hammond. She was born on Sunday, July 8, 1923, in New Orleans, Louisiana to Charles Reed and Zaidee Bernice Latimer Garrett. Zora was the 1957 Flying Mile Ladies Class Champion at the Powder Puff's Drag Racing event in Daytona Beach, Florida with a top...
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Dorall Stice Forbes

June 15, 1934 - July 14, 2018

Dorall Stice Forbes passed away on Saturday, July 14, 2018, in Amite, Louisiana, at the age of 84. She was born on Friday, June 15, 1934 in Montevallo, Missouri. Dorall was a resident of Amite, Louisiana. She loved living for the Lord. Some of her greatest joys in life were singing, sewing and caring for her family. She was a very involved mother/homemaker, praying and singing with her children...
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Alan Robert Varnado

February 18, 1990 - July 13, 2018

Alan Robert Varnado, 28, of Springfield, Louisiana passed away Friday, July 13th, 2018. He was the adoring father to his son Braylon Varnado and the devoted son of Bill and Angela Varnado. He is survived by his loving sister Jessica Varnado Puissegur and her husband Scott Puissegur, two nieces Ally and Macy, his grandparents June and Ray Hutchinson, and honorary grandmother Irene Kennedy, close...
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George Townsend Dorrill

August 27, 1942 - July 13, 2018

George Dorrill, 30-year professor of English at Southeastern Louisiana University, passed away on Friday, July 13, 2018, at Richard Murphy Hospice House. At his side was his wife of 47 years, Masako Dorrill. George was born to Henry Townsend and Beatrice Corbett Dorrill on August 27, 1942, in Orangeburg, South Carolina. After graduating from the high school in 1960, he pursued his Bachelor's...
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George Truman Bigelow, Sr

May 31, 1945 - July 12, 2018

George Truman Bigelow Sr., 73 years old, longtime resident of Ponchatoula, Louisiana passed away peacefully at his home on Thursday, July 12, 2018. He was born on Thursday, May 31, 1945, in Bogalusa. Louisiana where he was raised. George voluntarily joined the United States Army during the Vietnam War and was promoted to Drill Sergeant. He graduated with a Master's Degree in History from...
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Eddie Louise Myers

September 1, 1931 - July 12, 2018

It is with heavy hearts that we share news of the death of Eddie Louise Thomas Brignac Myers on July 12, 2018. She was 86 years old. Louise was born on September 1, 1931 in Van Burren, Arkansas to her parents Willis Edward Thomas and Susie Ann Sheppard Thomas. Louise was a long-time resident of Ponchatoula and Maurepas, Louisiana. Louise graduated from Southeastern Louisiana University with...
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Beverly E. Teel

February 4, 1941 - July 9, 2018

Beverly E. Teel, 77 years old of Ponchatoula, Louisiana, passed away on Monday, July 9, 2018, at her home with her family by her side. She was born on Tuesday, February 4, 1941, in Madisonville, Louisiana to Jodie and Inez Wild Eaves. Beverly enjoyed life and loved gardening, crocheting, hummingbirds and cooking but she especially loved spending time with her family. Beverly is survived by...
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Janice Umbach DeLattre

December 22, 1942 - July 8, 2018

Janice Umbach DeLattre entered His heavenly kingdom on July 8, 2018. Janice was the beloved wife of the late Lawrence DeLattre for 44 years. She was the daughter of the late Vernon Umbach and Eunice Massey Umbach. She is preceded in death by her brother Ronald Umbach (Shirley) and is survived by her sister Judy Delaney. She was the loving mother of Darren James (Kellie) and David Lawrence...
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Pamela M. Mitchell

August 23, 1951 - July 8, 2018

It is with heavy hearts that we share news of the death of Pamela M. Mitchell on July 7, 2018. She was 66 years old. Born on August 23, 1951 in Ponchatoula, Louisiana to her parents, Sampson P. Mitchell and Nita Wells Mitchell which she will now join in eternal life. Pam resided in beautiful St. Francisville with her longtime friend, Marjorie Hagler. Pam graduated as valedictorian from...
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Stacey Renee Sentell Ribando

March 30, 1976 - July 7, 2018

Stacey Renee Sentell Ribando, of New Orleans, Louisiana, passed away at her home on Saturday, July 7, 2018 at the age of 42. She was born on March 30, 1976, in Independence, Louisiana. Stacey is survived by her husband, Michael Joseph Ribando, Jr.; sons, Michael Anthony Jon Ribando, and Alexander Cole Jude Ribando; mother, Dana White Ducote; sister, Lindsay Sentell Smith and husband Joshua;...
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Theresa Jason Hinson

April 30, 1929 - July 7, 2018

Theresa Jason Hinson, 89 years old of Ponchatoula, Louisiana, passed away on Saturday, July 7, 2018, at Belle Maison Nursing Home in Hammond. She was born on Tuesday, April 30, 1929, in Albany, Louisiana to John and Theresa Juhasz Jason. Theresa enjoyed life and loved gardening, but she especially loved spending time with her family. Theresa is survived by her sons, Mike Hinson and Jack Hinson...
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Tommy Glenn Modisette

June 15, 1950 - July 6, 2018

Tommy Glenn Modisette , age 68, of Arcadia, Louisiana passed away on Friday, July 6, 2018. A Visitation will be held on Monday, July 9, 2018 from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm at Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home in Hammond. A Graveside Service will be held on Tuesday, July 10, 2018, 10:00 am at Lighthouse Baptist Church Cemetery, 30997 Horseshoe Rd, Independence, Louisiana. Arrangements entrusted to...
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Ella Mae Vampran

June 22, 1920 - July 1, 2018

Ella Mae Vampran passed away on Sunday, July 1, 2018, in Hammond, Louisiana, at the age of 98. She was born on Tuesday, June 22, 1920 in Maurepas, Louisiana. Ella was a resident of Maurepas, Louisiana. She loved flowers, reading and going to the Maurepas Community Center. Ella Mae is survived by her son, Kenneth Vampran and his wife Betty: daughter, Joane Matherne and her husband Jerry;...
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Goldie Greig Krafft

May 2, 1920 - June 30, 2018

Goldie Greig Krafft, 98 years old, a native of Lafayette La. and a resident of Hammond since 1959 passed away peacefully at her residence on June 30, 2018. A loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and great great grandmother who was devoted to her family, church, and community. She received her undergraduate degree from ULL and completed her post graduate work at LSU. She worked in the...
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Anna Guiffreda

August 2, 1931 - June 30, 2018

Anne Marie Guiffreda, 86 years old of Tickfaw, Louisiana, passed away Saturday, June 30, 2018, She was born on Sunday, August 2, 1931, in Tickfaw. Surviving are Brothers and sisters in law, Frank and Nettie Guiffreda, Ray and Winnie Guiffreda also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Friends will be received Monday, July 2, 2018 from 9:00 am until 12:00 pm at Harry McKneely & Son Funeral...
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Betty Joy Mitchell Falterman

October 20, 1925 - June 27, 2018

Betty Joy Mitchell Falterman, of Robert, Louisiana, passed away at her home on Wednesday, June 27, 2018, at the age of 92. She was born on October 20, 1925, in New Orleans, Louisiana, the daughter of the late Henry H. Mitchell and the late Amelia Morgan Mitchell. Betty graduated in 1942 and went on to graduate from the school of nursing at Charity Hospital class of 1946. She retired as a...
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Victor T Fazzino

July 29, 1925 - June 26, 2018

Victor "Vic" T. Fazzino, 92 years old of Hammond, Louisiana, passed away on Tuesday, June 26, 2018, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Collierville, Tennessee. He was born on Wednesday, July 29, 1925 in New Orleans, Louisiana to Thomas and Katie Giannoble Fazzino. Vic served in the Army during WWII in the South Pacific from December 8, 1943 until February 19, 1946. Vic enjoyed life and loved...
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Carolyn Ann Reed

August 5, 1942 - June 26, 2018

Carolyn Ann Reed, of Hammond, Louisiana, passed away on Tuesday, June 26, 2018, at North Oaks Medical Center at the age of 75. She was born on August 5, 1942, in Husser, Louisiana the daughter of the late Elmer Otis Fortenberry and the late Isyl Etheline Ferrin Fortenberry. Carolyn earned a Master's Degree from the University of Mississippi, and worked as a librarian there until she retired. ...
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Buster Sampere

February 2, 1934 - June 26, 2018

Buster Sampere passed away on Tuesday, June 26, 2018, in Hammond, La. at the age of 84. He was born on Friday, February 2, 1934 in Cook County, Illinois. He was a resident of Independence, Louisiana. Buster loved dogs and never met a stranger. He also served our country in the United States Navy. Buster is survived by his daughters, Laurie Rumfalo and Angela Bordok and her husband David;...
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