Our Obituaries

James Albert Pepitone, Sr.

February 8, 1935 - January 15, 2022

James Albert Pepitone, Sr., a lifelong resident of Ponchatoula passed away at home peacefully, Saturday, January 15, 2022, at the age of 86. Albert retired from Kaiser Aluminum on June 1, 1986, and then went to work with the Steelworkers Union in 2001 in Chalmette, LA. He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Bernice Booth Pepitone; sons, Jimmy Pepitone (Lynne), and Keith Pepitone (Paulette);...
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Ann "Annie" Palazzotto Wallace

December 7, 1931 - January 15, 2022

Ann "Annie" Palazzotto Wallace, 90 years old of Hammond, died Saturday, January 15, 2022, surrounded by her family. She was born on December 7, 1931, in Independence, daughter of the late Virginia Margo Palazzotto and Sam Palazzotto. Ann was preceded in death by her husband, Louis T. Wallace; son, Samuel Wallace; son-in-law, Tony Glorioso; 6 sisters, Rose Monistere, Josie Gagliano, Mary...
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Yvonne C, Charbonnet

February 26, 1941 - January 15, 2022

Yvonne C. Charbonnet passed away on Saturday, January 15, 2022, in Hammond, Louisiana, at the age of 80. She was born on Wednesday, February 26, 1941 in Hammond, Louisiana to the late Hester Ciruti and the late Manuel Ciruti. She was a resident of Ponchatoula, Louisiana. Yvonne is survived by her son, Richard Charbonnet Jr. (Valerie), Daughters, Mary Bordelon, Laura Charbonnet/Brown (Brad),...
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Kenneth Joseph Micheli

March 13, 1956 - January 14, 2022

Kenneth Joseph Micheli passed away on Friday, January 14, 2022, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, at the age of 65. He was born on Tuesday, March 13, 1956 in Amite, Louisiana to the late Matilda Saragusa Micheli and Charlie Micheli. He was a resident of Saint Amant, Louisiana. Kenneth is survived by his sister, Phenie Guzzardo Miller; nieces, Cindy Guzzardo Morrison (Scott) and Sharon Guzzardo...
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Barbara Ann Gilly

September 21, 1948 - January 13, 2022

Gilly, Barbara Ann Barbara Ann Gilly was born September 21, 1948, in New Orleans, LA, to Chester and Albertine Guitreau Marse and passed away at her residence in Ponchatoula January 13, 2022. She was 73 years old and is survived by her husband, Richard G. Gilly; step-daughters, Kelly Gilly (Justin) and Ricki Burke (Carl); brothers, Gerald Marse (Peggy) and Kenneth Marse; sisters, Melinda...
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Elton Randolph Blount

October 3, 1935 - January 13, 2022

Elton Randolph Blount went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, January 13, 2022, at his homein Loranger, Louisiana, at the age of 86. He was born on Thursday, October 3, 1935 in Livingston Parish, Louisiana to the late Leona Burlingame Blount and the late Henry E. Blount. He was a resident of Loranger, Louisiana. Elton was an avid sportsman, and he loved hunting and fishing. He also loved to...
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Joshua Wayne Wiggins

September 30, 1982 - January 12, 2022

Joshua Wayne Wiggins passed away on Wednesday, January 12, 2022, in Hammond, Louisiana, at the age of 39. He was born on Thursday, September 30, 1982 in Hammond, Louisiana to Debbie Vutera Wiggins and Wayne Wiggins. He was a resident of Hammond, Louisiana. Joshua is survived by his parents, Debbie and Wayne Wiggins; brothers, Leighton Wiggins (Katy) and Tyler Wiggins (Nichole); niece and...
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James Allen Jordan

December 23, 1950 - January 11, 2022

James Allen Jordan passed away on Tuesday, January 11, 2022, in Slidell, Louisiana, at the age of 71. He was born on Saturday, December 23, 1950 in Steele, Missouri to the late Calvin Thomas and Esther Deaton Jordan. He was a resident of Ponchatoula, Louisiana. James loved the outdoors, and was always running around, looking for kids to play with. He also loved Christmas day and his birthday,...
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Tammy Ferrara Smith

May 25, 1970 - January 10, 2022

Tammy Ferrara Smith, of Hammond, Louisiana, passed away at her home on Monday, January 10, 2022, at the age of 51. She was born on May 25, 1970, in Hammond, Louisiana, the daughter of the late Frank Ferrara and Ruby Kitchens Ferrara. Tammy is survived by her husband, James David Smith; daughter, Brittany Smith; son, Chrystain Smith; granddaughter, Aliyah Smith; sister, Bonnie Shelton; brother,...
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Wesley Harrison Younger, Jr.

June 20, 1949 - January 10, 2022

Wesley Harrison Younger Jr. of Loranger, LA, passed to eternal life on Monday, January 10, 2022, surrounded by his family. He was born in Dallas, Texas, on June 20, 1949, to the late Wesley H. Younger and Iva Jean Pope Younger Smith. He is survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Eva Holland Younger. Wesley was the loving father of four children: Wesley H. Younger, III, Joy E. Scott (Jonathan),...
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Leandro "Dro" Pena

January 16, 1981 - January 10, 2022

Leandro "Dro" Salomon Pena Leandro went to the great fishing hole in the sky on Monday, January 10, 2022. He was known as the fun guy, always making jokes, singing silly songs, or dancing around, really anything to make people laugh. Dro was very hard worker and was the best at everything he did and instilled that quality into his three girls growing up. He was born in the great state of...
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Mildred Terry Keene

December 9, 1935 - January 9, 2022

Mildred Terry Keene, of Rochelle, Georgia, passed away at Summerhouse Senior Living on Sunday, January 9, 2022, at the age of 86. She was born on Monday, December 9, 1935, in Lenox, Georgia, the daughter of the late Dan and Ruby Mise Terry. Mildred is survived by her daughter & son-in-law, Melba O. and Darren Bennett, grandchildren, Bryan O'Connor(Jennifer), Barry O'Conner Jr.(Chelsey),...
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Evelyn Stout McGee

May 4, 1927 - January 9, 2022

Evelyn Stout McGee passed away on Sunday January 9th, 2022, at St. Catherine's Village. She was born in Plant City, Fl. May 4th, 1927, to Edna Johnson Stout and Milo Norton Stout. She and her family moved to Hammond, Louisiana when she was less than 3 years old. She was educated in the public schools of LA and later graduated from Southeastern Louisiana University and Louisiana State University....
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Deborah Dianne Iverstine

July 29, 1954 - January 9, 2022

Deborah Dianne Iverstine passed away on Sunday, January 9, 2022, in Hammond, Louisiana, at the age of 67. She was born on Thursday, July 29, 1954, in New Orleans, Louisiana to the late Mary Frances Oliphant and the late James Edward Brady Sr. She was a resident of Livingston, Louisiana. Deborah is survived by her loving husband of 38 years, Ernest Iverstine, daughters, Tammy Delaune (Stephen...
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Kerry Kim Presley

September 30, 1964 - January 8, 2022

Kerry "Kim" Presley Mrs. Kim peacefully went to her heavenly home on Saturday, January 8th, 2022 surrounded by her loving family. She loved animals, dove and duck hunting, reading and catching up on her shows, but she truly loved spending time with her family, or at the kids games and being involved in their lives. Mrs. Kim was a wonderful mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, and friend to...
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Betty Jean Fontenot Adams

October 25, 1934 - January 8, 2022

Betty Jean Fontenot Adams (October 25, 1934 - January 8, 2022) Betty Jean Fontenot Adams, 87, passed peacefully following a brief illness, to join her Lord and Savior on January 8,2022. Beloved widow and soulmate to Donald W. Adams; loving mother and friend to Deborah Barron (David), Sharon Lemieux (Rocky), Monty Adams (Ramona), Suzette Adams, Donald Adams Jr, Aaron Adams (Theresa), Kelly...
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Claire Ann Segura

March 2, 1935 - January 7, 2022

Claire Ann Segura, of Ponchatoula, Louisiana, passed away at Landmark Nursing Center of Hammond on Friday, January 7, 2022, at the age of 86. She was born on Saturday, March 2, 1935, in New Orleans, Louisiana. Claire is survived by her husband of 63 years, Alvin Segura, daughter & son-in-law, Linda and Louis Phillips, daughter & son-in-law, Shirley and Carl Schmidt, grandchildren, Leslie...
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Syvonne Joan Nuccio

June 29, 1940 - January 7, 2022

Syvonne Joan NuccioMrs. Joan went to her heavenly home on January 7th, 2022, surrounded by her loving family at the young age of 81 years old. She was a Ponchatoula native but settled in Tickfaw as her home to raise her beautiful family. Maw Maw Joan was known for her spunky "Million Dollar Woman" attitude, she was always dressed up with a place to go and people to see and lived life to the...
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Sally Russell Giacone

May 19, 1942 - January 6, 2022

Sally Russell Giacone, of Hammond, Louisiana, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family on Thursday, January 6, 2022, at the age of 79. She was born on May 19, 1942, in Monticello, Mississippi, the daughter of the late William Russell and Bonnie Wascom Russell. Sally was a devoted wife and loving mother and grandmother who loved fishing, gardening, cooking, and reading. She...
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Wayne Richard Huguet, Sr

October 10, 1940 - January 6, 2022

Wayne Richard Huguet Sr., of Ponchatoula, Louisiana, passed away at North Oaks Medical Center on Thursday, January 6, 2022, at the age of 81. He was born on Thursday, October 10, 1940, in Marksville, Louisiana, the son of the late Johnnie R. Huguet and the late Helen Dupuy Tisdale. Wayne was an US Army veteran of the Korean War. Wayne is survived by his daughter, Echo Huguet and her...
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Anna Marie Bereziuk

December 6, 1984 - January 5, 2022

Anna Marie Bereziuk, of Covington, Louisiana, passed away on Wednesday, January 5, 2022, unexpectedly at the age of 37. She was born on Thursday, December 6, 1984, in Gretna, Louisiana, where she lived for many years before moving to Covington. Anna was a very outgoing person with a bubbly personality. She would light up a room with her smile and lived life to its fullest. She loved her family...
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Anna Silessi Baham Cook

September 5, 1946 - January 5, 2022

Anna Silessi Baham Cook, longtime resident of Pine Grove, Louisiana, passed away at St. Tammany Parish Hospital surrounded by her daughters on Wednesday, January 5, 2022, at the age of 75. She was a native of Hammond, Louisiana born on Thursday, September 5, 1946, the daughter of the late Peter and Maryann Silessi. Ms. Anna was a retired bus driver and monitor for Tangipahoa Parish School Board. ...
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Dale Joseph Gautreaux, Sr.

April 1, 1957 - January 5, 2022

Dale Joseph Gautreaux Sr., of Hammond, Louisiana, passed away at North Oaks Medical Center on Wednesday, January 5, 2022, at the age of 64. He was born on Monday, April 1, 1957 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Dale loved riding in his golf cart, hanging out in his man cave, boiling seafood for family and friends, and cheering on the LSU Tigers. Dale is survived by his wife, Dawn Wetmore Gautreaux;...
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Betty Jo Hoover Guillory

January 5, 2022

Betty Jo Hoover Guillory, of Hammond, Louisiana, passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by loved ones on Wednesday, January 5, 2022, at the age of 75. She was born in Hammond, Louisiana, the daughter of the late Joseph Hoover and Jesse Lee Roberts Hoover. Betty was a Notary Public for over 25 years in Hammond. Betty is survived by her sons, Randall Guillory and his wife Ursula and Mark...
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Nunzio Pete Inzinna

July 15, 1945 - January 4, 2022

Nunzio Pete Inzinna, of Springfield, Louisiana, passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his loving family on Tuesday, January 4, 2022, at the age of 76. He was born on July 15, 1945, in Independence, Louisiana, the son of the late Emile Joseph Inzinna and Virginia Macaluso Inzinna. Nunzi grew up in Independence and was very active in the community. He attended Mater Dolorosa Catholic...
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Frank V Zummo

April 17, 1948 - January 4, 2022

Frank Victor Zummo, age 73 of Independence, Louisiana, passed away at North Oaks Medical Center on Tuesday, January 4, 2022. He was born on April 17, 1948, in Rockford, Illinois, the son of the late Nicholas Zumo and the late Rose Pecoraro Zumo. Frank is survived by his wife, Betty F. Zummo; daughter & son-in-law, Andrea and Jason Wilson; 2 grandchildren, Addelyn and Knox Wilson; brother-in...
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Linda Voisin Webre

February 10, 1949 - January 4, 2022

Linda V. Webre Linda went to join her husband in heaven on Tuesday, January 4, 2022, surrounded by her loving family. She was a very kind and strong-willed woman who enjoyed sewing, helping people in need, and trying her luck at the casino. Linda worked at Ochsner Hospital for 22 years, and then as a care giver with Care Incorporated for 15 years, doing what she did the best, taking care of...
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Redrick James Joiner, Jr.

July 16, 1930 - January 3, 2022

Redrick James Joiner, Jr., of Loranger, Louisiana, passed away at The Crossing in Baton Rouge on Monday, January 3, 2022, at the age of 91. He was born on Wednesday, July 16, 1930, in Tallahatchie County, Mississippi, the son of the late Redrick James Joiner, Sr. and Nellie Kyzar Joiner. James is survived by his wife of 41 years, Audrey Berne Joiner; daughters, Dorris Joiner Milton, Rebecca...
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Thomas Lester Browning

December 25, 1939 - January 3, 2022

Thomas Lester Browning, of Husser, Louisiana, passed away at North Oaks Medical Center on Monday, January 3, 2022, at the age of 82. He was born on December 25, 1939, in Lexington, Kentucky, the son of the late Thomas Lee Browning and Virginia Etherington Browning. He was a proud veteran of the U.S. Army during the Vietnam Era. Thomas had a passion for living and a thirst for adventure. There was...
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Pearl Guilbeau Peterson

July 23, 1923 - January 2, 2022

Pearl Guilbeau Peterson, formerly of New Orleans, Louisiana, passed away on Sunday, January 2, 2022 in Hammond, Louisiana at the age of 98. She was born on July 23, 1923, in Golden Meadow, Louisiana, the daughter of the late Gustave Joseph Guilbeau and Blanche Terrebonne Guilbeau. Pearl was raised in Golden Meadow and always dreamed of becoming a nurse. She graduated from Charity School of...
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Minnie Wall Patterson

February 2, 1932 - January 2, 2022

Minnie Wall Patterson, of Springfield, Louisiana, passed away at Ocshner Medical Center O'Neal, on Sunday, January 2, 2022, at the age of 89. She was born on Tuesday, February 2, 1932, in Springfield, Louisiana. Minnie is survived by her daughter, Diane Patterson, daughter & son-in-law, Joyce Irene Sunseri and Keith Sunseri, son & daughter-in-law, Eric Joseph "Fuzzy" Patterson and Sandra...
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Thomas William Campbell

February 2, 1945 - January 2, 2022

Thomas William Campbell passed peacefully on January 2nd, 2022 in Hammond Louisiana. Born on February 2, 1945 to Marton Henry and Margaret Josephine Schott Campbell in Hobbs, New Mexico. Tom attended schools in Hobbs, Artesia and Lovington, New Mexico. He graduated from high school in Post, Texas. He studied at Cisco Junior College in Cisco, Texas and North Texas State in Denton, Texas. Tom was...
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Shirley Keller Vicknair

September 14, 1936 - January 2, 2022

Shirley Keller Vicknair passed away on Sunday, January 2, 2022, in Hammond, Louisiana, at the age of 85. She was born on Monday, September 14, 1936 in Eunice, Louisiana to the late Bernadette Champagne Keller and the late Amadee Keller. She was a resident of Nine Mile Point, Louisiana. Shirley was a seamstress all of her life and used her skills to work on the Mardi Gras costumes for Carnival...
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Lorinda Montelepre

December 5, 1946 - January 1, 2022

LORINDA ROSS MONTELEPRE Lorinda Ross Montelepre passed peacefully at home on New Year's Day, January 1, 2022. In her 75 years, she was admired as a pacesetter in the art and interior design industry, obtaining her ASID certification in 1980. Not only was creativity her calling, but it also became her forte, her career and will remain her legacy. Lorinda was born in New Orleans, LA to...
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Lynn Augustus King, Jr.

December 26, 1961 - December 31, 2021

Lynn Augustus King Jr. was born December 26th, 1961 in Marrero, Louisiana to parents Lynn King Sr. (deceased) and Elaine King. He passed away on December 31st, 2021. He was a hard working boat captain, devoted father, loyal son, and the very best friend anyone could ask for. His goofiness and sarcasm was treasured by all who knew him. He enjoyed riding his motorcycles, working on a new project...
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Dennis Joseph Clouate, Jr.

July 30, 1937 - December 31, 2021

Dennis Joseph Clouate Jr. passed away on Friday, December 31, 2021, in Hammond, Louisiana, at the age of 84. He was born on Friday, July 30, 1937 in Edgard, Louisiana to the late Aline Guillot Clouate and the late Dennis J. Clouate Sr. He was a resident of Hahnville, Louisiana. Dennis is survived by his daughter, Leslie Clouate Dempster (Ted), grandchildren, Blake J. Dempster (Raelyn),...
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Frank John Giamalva

November 27, 1948 - December 30, 2021

Frank John Giamalva passed away on Thursday, December 30, 2021, in Hammond, Louisiana, at the age of 73. He was born on Saturday, November 27, 1948 in Independence, Louisiana to the late Congetta Sampere Giamalva and the late Joseph Giamalva. He was a resident of Independence, Louisiana. Frank is survived by his wife of 53 years, Angelina Vilardo Giamalva; children, Pete Giamalva (Lisa),...
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Milton Joseph Vicknair

October 24, 1946 - December 30, 2021

Milton Joseph Vicknair passed away peacefully on Thursday, December 30, 2021, surrounded by his family and loved ones at his residence in Independence, Louisiana at the age of 75. Milton was born on Thursday, October 24, 1946 to the late Rowina Delatte Vicknair and Alex "Louis" Vicknair. He served in the Navy during the Vietnam War aboard the U.S.S. Jouett. He is a Plank Owner of the vessel...
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Ella May Maklary

July 14, 1950 - December 29, 2021

Ella May Maklary passed away on Wednesday, December 29, 2021, in Independence, Louisiana, at the age of 71. She was born on Friday, July 14, 1950, in Folsom, Louisiana to the late Mary Pierre Anthony and the late Dan Anthony. She was a resident of Independence, Louisiana. Ella is survived by her loving husband of nearly 50 years, Gary Maklary, daughter, Jaime Maklary, four grandchildren,...
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Frederick R. Klugh, Sr.

November 28, 1943 - December 28, 2021

Frederick R. Klugh, Sr., was born November 28, 1943 in Kittanning, PA and passed away December 28, 2021 in Clanton, AL at age 78. Frederick grew up in Kittanning, was a U.S. Air Force veteran, and a retired telephone engineer. Frederick's hobbies included photography, watching football, especially pulling for the Auburn Tigers and the Pittsburg Steelers, and playing on his computer. He is...
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Frank Todora, Jr.

February 24, 1947 - December 27, 2021

Frank Todora, Jr. passed away on Monday, December 27, 2021, in Covington, Louisiana, at the age of 74. He was born on Monday, February 24, 1947 in Hammond, Louisiana to the late Lucy Monistere Todora and the late Frank Todora, Sr. He was a resident of Ponchatoula, Louisiana. Frank was a Freemason and a member of the Pinegrove Lodge 288. Frank is survived by his wife of 54 years, Gail...
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Ryver Alycee Gann

August 3, 2021 - December 26, 2021

Ryver Alycee Gann was born August 3, 2021, in Baton Rouge, LA, and passed away December 26, 2021, in New Orleans, LA. She was the daughter of Madison Alyssa Gann; granddaughter of Shang and Tareh Gann; niece of Brianna Gann; great granddaughter of Patricia Burns, and Percy and Penny Gann; great niece of Jay Temple, Jr.; best friend of Ariana Brewer and Michal Dunn. She is also survived by...
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Scott Patrick Henkel

April 25, 1964 - December 26, 2021

Scott Patrick Henkel 1964-2021 "But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint." Isaiah 40:31 Scott Henkel, a lifelong resident of Hammond, Louisiana, passed away December 26, 2021 at the age of 57. Scott was born on April 25, 1964 to Ronnie and Ann Henkel in...
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Houston George McKnight

February 8, 1971 - December 26, 2021

Houston George McKnight passed away on Sunday, December 26, 2021, in Independence, Louisiana, at the age of 50. He was born on Monday, February 8, 1971 in Independence, Louisiana to Connie Pierre McKnight and the late Carlos McKnight. He was a resident of Loranger, Louisiana. Houston is survived by his mother, Connie Pierre McKnight. He was preceded in death by his father, Carlos McKnight...
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Raymond Joseph Barrios

December 25, 1935 - December 24, 2021

Raymond (PIP) Joseph Barrios of Independence, La. gained his Angel Wings on December 24, 2021, one day before his 86th Birthday. He was born on December 25, 1935 Harvey, La. Raymond was a member of Mater Dolorosa Catholic Church and served in the Marine Corp during the Korean War. Raymond is survived by his wife of 58 years, Frances Button Barrios and sister Carolyn Breaux. He was preceded...
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Robert Victor Hackney

August 7, 1965 - December 24, 2021

Robert Victor Hackney, of Holden, Louisiana, passed away at his home on Friday, December 24, 2021, at the age of 56. He was born on August 7, 1965, in Madison, Indiana. Bob was the owner of Standard & Magna Electric. He specialized in rewinding motors and HVAC work in Hammond, Louisiana. Bob was a loving person with a heart of gold he enjoyed working and helping everyone. He was a member of...
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Edward Clyde Moreland

May 31, 1948 - December 24, 2021

Edward Clyde Moreland, of Hammond, Louisiana and formerly of Homestead, Florida, passed away at his home on Friday, December 24, 2021, at the age of 73. He was born on May 31, 1948, in Paterson, New Jersey. Ed was the Chief Estimator for Fisk Electric, a member of First Baptist Church of Independence and the Tangi Flying Club, a former youth football coach, and a proud veteran of the U.S. Navy. ...
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Mildred Louise Blount Morse

February 20, 1940 - December 24, 2021

Mildred Louise Blount Morse, of Robert, Louisiana, passed away at her home on Friday, December 24, 2021, at the age of 81. She was born on February 20, 1940, in Independence, Louisiana, the daughter of the late Milton and Corilea Blount. Mildred is survived by her husband, Dennis Morse; children, Ricky Dewayne Morse, Cheryl Lynn Morse, Doyle Lavon Morse, Sharon Renee Morse, and Louis Milton...
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Emily Darlene Chase Vampran

June 26, 1959 - December 23, 2021

Emily Darlene "Chase" Vampran passed away on Thursday, December 23, 2021, in Albany, LA at the age of 62. She was born on Friday, June 26, 1959 in Magnolia, Mississippi to the late Emily Bridges and the late Randall Gene Chase. She was a resident of Hammond, Louisiana. Emily is survived by her son & daughter-in-law, Joel Vampran Jr. (Toshia), daughter & son-in-law, Danielle Vampran (Edwin...
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Christina "Christy" Cannoles

May 27, 1962 - December 22, 2021

Christina "Christy" Cannoles Christy went to her heavenly home on Wednesday, December 22, 2021. She was a wonderful mother, grandmother, daughter, sister and friend, who loved spending time with her family. When she was younger Christy enjoyed drawing and painting beautiful artwork. Christy was a bright and kind person that was very generous and had a huge heart that loved helping people in...
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Ronald Oscar Brewer

June 1, 1950 - December 20, 2021

Ronald Oscar Brewer June 1, 1950 – December 20, 2021 It is with our hearts so incredibly heavy we announce that Ronald, 71, went to his heavenly home on Monday, December 20, 2021. Ronald was a lifelong resident of Natalbany, La. He worked as an electrician, a profession he loved which allowed him to always provide for his family which he took great pride in. Ronald was an avid outdoorsman,...
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Delores Louise Anthony Brewer

November 15, 1952 - December 20, 2021

Delores Louise Anthony Brewer, of Hammond, Louisiana, passed away at her home on Monday, December 20, 2021, at the age of 69. She was born on November 15, 1952, in Roseland, Louisiana, the daughter of the late Sidney Anthony and Thelma Lambert Anthony. Delores was a printer and self-taught graphic artist. She created the Livingston Parish Fair booklet for over 30 years among other community...
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Parker Faith Stewart

January 15, 2002 - December 19, 2021

Parker Faith Stewart, of Albany, Louisiana, passed away on Sunday, December 19, 2021, at the age of 19. She was born on January 15, 2002, in Hammond, Louisiana. She was always full of smiles and could light up any room she would enter. Parker had a huge heart, a passion for animals, and will be deeply missed by all who knew her. She is survived by her parents, Melissa Sherman and Michael...
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Robert George Priez

March 25, 1941 - December 19, 2021

Robert George "Bob" Priez, age 80, died on Sunday, December 19, 2021. He was a long-time resident of Hammond, LA and was born at Charity Hospital in New Orleans, son of the late Albert J. Priez, Sr. and Ellen B. (Sculthorp) Priez. He grew up in Algiers where he attended Belleville and Schwartz Elementary schools, and was a 1958 graduate of Behrman High School. He retired from a 33-year...
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Alonzo "Lonnie" William McCrory

December 29, 1935 - December 19, 2021

Alonzo William "Lonnie" McCrory, of Ponchatoula, Louisiana, passed away at his home on Sunday, December 19, 2021, at the age of 85. He was born on December 29, 1935, in Ponchatoula, Louisiana, the son of the late William McCrory and Stella Joiner McCrory. Lonnie was a lifelong strawberry farmer and a proud veteran of the U.S. Air Force. Lonnie is survived by his wife of 53 years, Diane Lambert...
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Fannie Ruth "Tate" Whiddon

November 5, 1939 - December 18, 2021

Fannie Ruth "Tate" Whiddon passed away on Saturday, December 18, 2021, in Hammond, Louisiana, at the age of 82. She was born on Sunday, November 5, 1939 in Livingston, Louisiana to the late Pearl R. Tate and the late Frank Tate. She was a resident of Independence, Louisiana. Fannie is survived by her daughter, Vonda Anthony (Kenneth), son, Keith, Darrell and Robert Whiddon, brothers, Kelly ...
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Donna Mae McCahill Stanga

July 9, 1932 - December 18, 2021

Donna Mae McCahill Stanga, of Ponchatoula, Louisiana, passed away at her home on Saturday, December 18, 2021, at the age of 89. She was born on July 9, 1932, the daughter of the late Jim and Millie McCahill. Donna was a longtime member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. She was a wonderful wife and mother dedicated to making a warm happy home. Donna loved reading, she was a member of the Home...
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Anna Joy Thomas

November 22, 1941 - December 17, 2021

Our precious mother, Anna Joy Thomas passed away on Friday, December 17, 2021 at the age of 80. She devoted her life to her children and family. She is proceeded in death by her husband John Thomas, Sr., her Father Sylvester Fernandez, her Mother Edolia "Bea" Fernandez, and her Brother Roger Fernandez (Rachel). Mother to six children, Lisa Thomas Davis (Ron), John "Pat" Thomas, Jr. (Carol),...
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Lucy Crawford Davis

October 11, 1945 - December 16, 2021

Lucy Crawford Davis passed away on Thursday, December 16, 2021, at her home in Hammond, Louisiana, surrounded by people who loved her, at the age of 76. She was born on Thursday, October 11, 1945 in Steele, Missouri to the late Mack and Hazel Picou Crawford. She was a resident of Hammond, Louisiana. Lucy was an amazing wife, mother, grandmother, and sister, who loved the Lord with all of her...
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Flora Bush

July 11, 1940 - December 15, 2021

Flora was born July 11, 1940, in New Orleans, LA to the late Hall and Beulah Schilling Bush, and passed away at her home in Hammond, LA December 15, 2021, at age 81. She was a retired clerk with the State of Louisiana, Health Department, and was a landowner and property manager. Flora was a member of Jerusalem Baptist Church. She is survived by her children, Lloyd Wilson Davis, III, Daphne...
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Johnathan Ross Mire

March 22, 1992 - December 14, 2021

Johnathan Ross Mire passed away on Tuesday, December 14, 2021, in Ponchatoula, Louisiana, at the age of 29. He was born on Sunday, March 22, 1992, in Hammond , Louisiana to the late Melissa Pierre and Gregory Mire. He was a resident of Denham Springs, Louisiana. Johnathan is survived by his father, Gregory Mire, sister, Brittany Mire, nephews, Rey and Tucker, niece, Brenna, grandmother,...
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Martin Louis Varisco, Jr.

December 1, 1958 - December 13, 2021

Martin L. Varisco, Jr, of Hammond, LA passed away on the morning of Dec. 13, 2021 while rehabilitating from an injury. He most recently worked for the city of Mandeville. Several of his hobbies were restoring tricycle John Deere tractors, ham radio, and family genealogy. Marty is survived by his loving and dear friend Donna Gutierrez of Mandeville; his daughter Emily Varisco of Ridgeland,...
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Edna Marie Null

April 29, 1934 - December 12, 2021

Edna Marie Null, of Loranger, Louisiana, passed away at North Oaks Medical Center on Saturday, December 11, 2021, at the age of 87. She was born on Sunday, April 29, 1934, in Independence, Louisiana. Edna is survived by her daughter & son-in-law, Karen and Ronnie Pinion, son & daughter-in-law, Robert and Paulette Null, son & daughter-in-law, Charles and Penny Null; grandchildren, Robert Null...
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Luke Stephen (Steve) Elston

August 27, 1945 - December 11, 2021

Luke Stephen (Steve) Elston, age 76, passed away at his home in Loranger, Louisiana, on Saturday, December 11th, 2021, with loving family and friends at his side. Steve was born on August 27, 1945, the youngest of six children, in the rural timber area of DeRidder, Louisiana, to Luke Stanberry Elston and Effie Smith Elston. Steve is survived by his loving wife of fifty-four and one-half years,...
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Cheri Chenniliaro

September 23, 1954 - December 11, 2021

Cheri Chenniliaro passed away on Saturday, December 11, 2021, in Hammond, LA, at the age of 67. She was born on Thursday, September 23, 1954, in Athens, Texas to the late Margie Ward and the late Roland J. LeBlanc. She was a resident of Loranger, Louisiana. Cheri is survived by her husband of 21 years, Robbie Chenniliaro, daughter & son-in-law, Jamie Jones (Luke Lloyd), daughter & son-in-law,...
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Logan Kane St.Romain

October 5, 2001 - December 9, 2021

Logan Kane St. Romain, of Tickfaw, Louisiana, passed away at North Oaks Medical Center on Thursday, December 9, 2021, at the age of 20. He was born on Friday, October 5, 2001, in Hammond, Louisiana, the son of Joseph A. St. Romain Jr. and the late Nichole "Nikki" Minor. Logan is survived by his father, Joseph A. St. Romain, Jr., mother, Scarlet St.Romain, grandmother, Sheryl Davis, grandfather...
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Sandy Ochsner Prevost

July 5, 1975 - December 8, 2021

Sandy Ochsner Prevost, of Loranger, Louisiana, passed away on Wednesday, December 8, 2021, at the age of 46. She was born on Saturday, July 5, 1975, in Hammond, Louisiana. Sandy is survived by her husband, Patrick G. Prevost, son, Austin (Huck) Prevost, brother, Alton Ochsner (Marlene), sisters, Ruth Moore (Cliff), Dawn Joiner (Arthur), Rita Larpenter, Nancy Matthews (Buddy), sister-in-law,...
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Josie LaMarca Heughan

December 6, 1937 - December 7, 2021

Josie LaMarca Heughan, of Loranger, Louisiana, passed away at her home surrounded by loving family on Tuesday, December 7, 2021, at the age of 84. She was born on December 6, 1937, in Independence, Louisiana, the daughter of the late Pasquale LaMarca and Sarah LaRocca LaMarca. Josie was a longtime member of Mater Dolorosa Catholic Church where she attended school, was confirmed, and married the...
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Clarence "CJ" Bourg, Jr.

February 14, 1977 - December 6, 2021

Clarence "CJ" Bourg, Jr. CJ went to his heavenly home on Monday, December 6, 2021 at the age of 44. He was a man of many interests, who loved working with his hands and could fix anything. CJ's heart of gold was always willing to help anyone in need. Each day of his life was lived to its fullest potential; he was known as an all-around fun guy. CJ had a love for music and was known as "DJ CJ"...
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Dana Claire Bottolfs Keen-McCaslin

October 17, 1963 - December 6, 2021

Wrapped peacefully in the arms of her husband, her life and her love, Claire ended her battle with Ovarian Cancer on Monday December 6, 2021. To those who knew her, Claire was mother, sister, daughter, caregiver and friend until the very end. She lived her life to make others happy and filled her soul with the smiles she created. Claire graduated from Ponchatoula High School and went on...
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Linda Prevost Coumes

August 21, 1942 - December 6, 2021

Linda Prevost Coumes, 79, of Ponchatoula, Louisiana, passed away on Monday, December 6, 2021. She was born on August 21, 1942, in Robert, Louisiana. Linda was predeceased by her husband, Gene Coumes, her parents, Mack and Henrietta Prevost, and two brothers, Douglas Prevost and Tim Prevost. She is survived by her children, Crystal Edgerton (Tim), Gene Coumes (Stephanie) and Keelie Madona ...
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Joan Alice Duplessis

September 16, 1936 - December 4, 2021

Joan Alice Duplessis, of Ponchatoula, Louisiana, passed away at Belle Maison Nursing Home on Saturday, December 4, 2021, at the age of 85. She was born on Wednesday, September 16, 1936, in New Orleans, Louisiana, the daughter of the late Troy and Alice Decoteau Duplessis. After graduating from Ponchatoula High School in 1954, Joan entered the Order of School Sisters of Notre Dame. She served...
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Mary Beverly Jacob Ingraffia

August 24, 1937 - December 4, 2021

Mary Beverly Jacob Ingraffia passed away on Saturday, December 4, 2021, in Loranger, Louisiana, at the age of 84. She was born on Tuesday, August 24, 1937 in New Orleans, Louisiana to the late Eleanor and Samuel Jacob. She was a resident of Loranger, Louisiana. Beverly is survived by her children, Donna Varisco (Charles), Imelda "Mel" Howes, Joanna Garaudy (Sidney), Roy "Butch" Ingraffia, Jr...
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Mary LaMonte Prine

December 5, 1930 - December 3, 2021

Mary was born in Tickfaw, LA, to the late Anthony and Josephine LaMonte on December 5, 1930. She passed away December 3, 2021, in Hammond at age 90. She was a resident of Ponchatoula and a former longtime resident of Chalmette. During her years of residence in Chalmette, Mary, a devout Catholic, could be found attending daily Mass and Eucharistic Adoration at Our Lady of Prompt Succor Catholic...
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Bertha Bergeron Ourso

October 15, 1928 - December 1, 2021

Bertha Bergeron Ourso passed away on Wednesday, December 1, 2021, surrounded by her family in Hammond, Louisiana, at the age of 93. She was born on Monday, October 15, 1928 in Donner, Louisiana to the late Mabel Guillot Bergeron and the late Paul Felix Bergeron. She was a resident of Ponchatoula, Louisiana and was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. Bertha is survived by her children,...
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Frank Salvadore Restivo

August 16, 1927 - December 1, 2021

Frank Salvadore Restivo was born August 16, 1927, in Independence, LA to the late Joe and Vita Pingo Restivo. He passed away at his residence in Tickfaw, LA December 1, 2021, at age 94. Frank was a parishioner of Our Lady of Pompeii Catholic and retired in 1986 after 32 years of service from the Physical Plant Services at Southeastern Louisiana University. He is survived by his wife of 73 years...
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Patsy Bennett Beauchamp

May 16, 1929 - December 1, 2021

Patsy Bennett Beauchamp was born May 16, 1929, in Greensburg, LA to the late Euell and Mattie Dillon Bennett. She passed away December 1, 2021, in Hammond, LA at age 92. She was a longtime resident of Ponchatoula, a member of First Baptist Church, Ponchatoula, and retired after 25 years of service as a supervisor with Elmer Candy Corporation. She was the widow of the late W.D. Beauchamp. ...
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Joseph Guerra III

September 26, 1944 - November 30, 2021

Joseph Guerra III passed away on Tuesday, November 30, 2021, in Hammond, Louisiana, at the age of 77. He was born on Tuesday, September 26, 1944 in New Orleans, Louisiana to the late Gloria Guerra and the late Joseph Guerra Jr. He was a resident of Hammond, Louisiana. Joseph was a veteran of the U.S. Army and served during the Vietnam War. Joseph is survived by his sons, Benjamin Guerra and...
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Lenore J. Johnson

November 14, 1931 - November 30, 2021

Lenore J. Johnson of Ponchatoula, passed away in Ponchatoula on Tuesday, November 30, 2021 at the age of 90. She was born on November 14, 1931 in Dallas, Texas and became a Louisiana resident in 1950 when she moved to Louisiana to attend college. Valedictorian of North Dallas High School class of January 1949, she attended Newcomb College (Tulane) on full scholarship and graduated with her...
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Joseph Lobue, Jr.

July 11, 1939 - November 30, 2021

Joseph Lobue, Jr. passed away on Tuesday, November 30, at his home in Hammond, Louisiana, at 2:55 AM, with his son David, his wife, Pat, and his step-son, Butch Tucker by his side, at the age of 82. He was born on Tuesday, July 11, 1939 in Hammond, Louisiana to the late Augustine Palmintier Lobue and the late Joseph Lobue, Sr. He was a resident of Hammond, Louisiana. Joseph was known...
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Raymond Joseph Evans

October 30, 1953 - November 30, 2021

Raymond Joseph "Lightboat Raymond" Evans, of Vacherie, Louisiana, passed away on Tuesday, November 30, 2021, at the age of 68. He was born on Friday, October 30, 1953, in New Orleans, Louisiana. Raymond loved to fish and worked on the river for over 40 years. He never met a person or an animal that didn't like him. Raymond is survived by his wife, Kaye Evans; son, Ralph Dixon; daughters,...
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Juanita Monteleone Wells

June 23, 1937 - November 30, 2021

Juanita Monteleone Wells, of Hammond, Louisiana, passed away at Landmark Nursing Center on Tuesday, November 30, 2021, at the age of 84. She was born on Wednesday, June 23, 1937, in Hammond, Louisiana, the daughter of the late Sam Monteleone Sr. and Louise Linder Monteleone. She was a retired receptionist/switchboard operator for the Cedar Motel in Hammond with over 30 years of service. ...
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Ervin Joseph Arnouville, Sr.

April 2, 1933 - November 29, 2021

Ervin Joseph Arnouville Sr. passed away on Monday, November 29, 2021, in Amite, Louisiana, at the age of 88. He was born on Sunday, April 2,1933 in Hamburg, Louisiana to the late Cecile Bordelon Arnouville and the late Walter Arnouville. He was a resident of Amite, Louisiana. Ervin is survived by his daughter, Cecilia Ann Arnouville and son, Ervin Joseph Arnouville Jr., Julia Marie McCurdy,...
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Ronald Wayne Smith

August 26, 1946 - November 29, 2021

Ronald Wayne Smith passed away on Monday, November 29, 2021, in Covington, Louisiana, at the age of 75. He was born on Monday, August 26, 1946 in Hammond, Louisiana to the late Weir and Edna Smith. He was a resident of Independence, Louisiana. Ronald is survived by his sons, Larry (Claudia), Bryan (Keri) and Errol (Shelley), grandchildren, Aaron Chapman (Margaret), Bryce Smith, Hayden Smith,...
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Mary Margie Blanchard Madere

December 3, 1943 - November 28, 2021

Mary Margie Blanchard Madere passed away on Sunday, November 28, 2021, at home, at the age of 77. She was born on Friday December 3, 1943 in Eunice, Louisiana to Ambrose and Jeanne Blanchard. She was a resident of Ponchatoula, Louisiana. Mary worked at the match factory until she accomplished her goal of becoming a nurse, at the age of 50. She enjoyed sewing, quilting, embroidery and spending...
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Cheryl Mercedes Bardwell Addison

June 17, 1960 - November 27, 2021

Cheryl Addison was a caring mother, sister, aunt and friend. She left this world suddenly on November 27, 2021 at the young age of 61. Cheryl was born in Illinois on June 17, 1960 to Senior Chief Petty Officer Milton Bardwell and Mercedes Ochsner Bardwell. She was actually given her name by her two older brothers, Donald and Patrick. The family later moved back to Louisiana where Cheryl made her...
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John Paul Sciara

October 1, 1985 - November 27, 2021

John Paul Sciara passed away on Saturday, November 27, 2021, at his home in Hammond, Lousiana, at the age of 36. He was born on Tuesday, October 1, 1985 in Hammond, Louisiana to the late Paul Joseph Sciara. He was a resident of Hammond, Louisiana. John is survived by his grandmother, Mary Sciara; aunt, Sadie Dunn, and her husband, Steve; and cousins, Brian Dunn, and his wife, Alissa and...
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Allen Michael Thibodeaux

March 15, 1945 - November 27, 2021

Allen Michael Thibodeaux passed away on Saturday, November 27, 2021, in Independence, Louisiana, at the age of 76. He was born on Thursday, March 15, 1945 in Harvey, Louisiana to the late Albert and Cecilia Crabtree Thibodeaux. He was a resident of Independence, Louisiana. Allen is survived by his wife, Brenda Thibodeaux; sister, Betty Hardy; children, Alton Ray(Scarlett), John Brubaker,...
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Mary Ella Hope Flynn

October 25, 1930 - November 26, 2021

Mary Ella Hope Flynn was born October 25, 1930, in Hornersville, MO to the late Cecil and Effie Hampton Miller. She passed away November 26, 2021, in Hammond, LA at the age of 91. Mary was a resident of Loranger and a member of Oak Grove Church of God. She is survived by her four children, Kay D. Stover (Michael), Kathy L. Palmer (Ferlin), Dennis G. Flynn (Pam), and Timothy H. Flynn (Melissa);...
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Madeline Cecile Peltier Thibodeaux

April 19, 1928 - November 25, 2021

Madeline Cecile Peltier Thibodeaux, of Ponchatoula, Louisiana, passed away on Thursday, November 25, 2021, at the age of 93. She was born on April 19, 1928, in Ponchatoula, Louisiana, the daughter of the late Felix Peltier and Anna Legendre Peltier. Madeline was a longtime member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and their Food Ministry. She led the Rosary at 5 o'clock Mass at church as well as for...
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Kevin Powers

December 26, 1951 - November 24, 2021

Kevin Powers Kevin peacefully passed away on November 24, 2021 at the age of 69. He was born in Illinois but eventually became a permanent resident of Ponchatoula after he fell in love with the swamps and bayous of Louisiana. Kevin was a retired Pipefitter/Welder, who was known as the best in the state, and even held multiple positions in the Pipefitters Union through the years. He was an...
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Richard Allen Beyl, Jr.

November 23, 1956 - November 22, 2021

Richard Allen Beyl, Jr. Richard, passed away on November 22, 2021, at his Ponchatoula residence. He was born in New Orleans, he worked construction when he was younger in the plants then owned his own lawn care business in the 90s. Richard also was a dedicated Santa Clause for the last 20 years at private parties and was even in a 2019 lifetime movie as an extra Santa in Holiday Wish. He...
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Doris Jean Woolsey Ellison

August 23, 1933 - November 22, 2021

Doris Jean Woolsey Ellison, 88, of Ponchatoula, LA passed away November 22, 2021 in Hammond, LA. Visitation will be from 10:00 am to 11:00 am and the funeral service will be held at 11:00 am November 27, 2021 at 1st Baptist Church of Ponchatoula 325 E. Pine St, Ponchatoula, LA. With Rev David Cranford of 1st Baptist Church, officiating. Doris was born in Millerton, OK to Lawrence Woolsey...
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Ernestine Gates Williams

May 18, 1924 - November 21, 2021

Ernestine Gates Williams passed away on Sunday, November 21, 2021, in Fort Worth, Texas, at the age of 97. She was born on Sunday, May 18, 1924 in Ponchatoula, Louisiana to the late Ursulla Lavigne Gates and the late Desrie Gates. She was a resident of Fort Worth, Texas. Ernestine is survived by her daughter, Carmen Bility, 73; son, Paul Henry Williams, III, 74; 6 grandchildren; and 7 great...
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Karen Mandella

July 16, 1949 - November 19, 2021

Karen Mandella passed away on Friday, November 19, 2021, in Hammond, Louisiana, at the age of 72. She was born on Saturday, July 16, 1949 in Independence, Louisiana to the late Jennie Misita Danna and the late Tony Danna. She was a resident of Independence, Louisiana. Karen was a dear friend to all, and her personality reflected that. She would always greet you with a smile, provide a...
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Lorraine Dunn Millet

February 16, 1934 - November 18, 2021

Lorraine Dunn Millet was born in Maurepas, LA on February 16, 1934, to the late Edward W. Smiley, Sr. and Ada Pinion Smiley. She passed away on November 18, 2021. She was 87. Beloved wife of the late Albert Dunn, Sr. by first marriage and the late Wilfred Millet by second marriage. Mother of Albert E. Dunn, Jr., Susan Dunn Welch (Mike), and Brenda Dunn Brewster (Mark). Grandmother of Chad Dunn ...
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Danielle Elizabeth McCrory

July 25, 1979 - November 16, 2021

It is with the heaviest of hearts that we announce that Danielle, 42 went to her heavenly home on Tuesday, November 16, 2021. She was a proud lifelong resident of Ponchatoula, LA. After much hard work and dedication, she fulfilled her lifelong dream of becoming a nurse. Danielle was a beloved daughter, sister, aunt, niece, mother, mother-in-law, cousin, and friend. But the title nearest and...
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Gary Wayne Clark

April 5, 1946 - November 16, 2021

Gary Wayne Clark passed away on Tuesday, November 16, 2021, in Hammond, Louisiana, at the age of 75. He was born on Friday, April 5, 1946 in Hammond, Louisiana to the late Pernell and Fannie Clark. He was a resident of Ponchatoula, Louisiana. Gary is survived by his wife, Gwendolyn Clark, eldest daughter & son-in-law, Angela Galbo (Ron), daughter & son-in-law, Johnnie Galbo (Chad),...
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Glenn Terry Hanna, Sr.

January 21, 1947 - November 16, 2021

Glenn Terry Hanna, Sr. passed away on Tuesday, November 16, 2021, surrounded by his family, in Loranger, Louisiana, at the age of 74. He was born on Tuesday, January 21, 1947 in Hammond, Louisiana to the late Ethel Mae Tuttle Hanna and the late James Arbis Hanna. He was a resident of Loranger, Louisiana. Glenn was an avid fisherman, and often went on fishing trips to Manchac. He also loved...
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Estelle Wilson Marcum

March 16, 1923 - November 16, 2021

Estelle Wilson Marcum passed away on Tuesday, November 16, 2021, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, at the age of 98. She was born on Friday, March 16, 1923 in Pumpkin Center, to the late Ella Ballard and the late Murphy Wilson. She was a resident of Denham Springs, Louisiana. Estelle worked at Community State Bank before retiring after 30 years. She loved all animals, especially dogs, and was a...
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