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On Sunday December 20, 2020 Carole Dupas Johnson, age 78 of Bush, LA passed away peacefully with her family by her side. Mrs. Johnson is survived by her loving and devoted husband James Johnson, Sr., her sons James Edward Johnson, Jr. and Robert William Johnson, her sister Edna Dupas Ecker, grand children Joshua Eugene Fleming, Amber Lynn Johnson, Christine Haley Johnson, Connor Morgan Hamrick Johnson, Carolynn Dee Johnson, Clay Johnson, Melanie Johnson, Patrick Johnson, Michael Johnson, Rachael Johnson, Rebecca Johnson, Thomas Johnson, Sean Johnson, Stephen Johnson, James Johnson, and Andrew Johnson, and a host of great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents Robert and Winnifred Dupas and her brother Robert Morgan Dupas, Jr. She will be deeply missed and loved. Williams Funeral Home 67525 Hwy 41 Pearl River, LA 70452 in charge or arrangements.
On Wednesday January 13, 2021 Renee’ Reynolds Dibble, age 60 of Slidell, LA went to be with our Lord surrounded by her family. She is survived by her son Bradley Fletcher Dibble (Amanda), her grandchildren Maci Searcy, Caleb Searcy, Braizley Dibble, Rayden Dibble, Kolten Dibble, and Bradley Nugent, her siblings; Nanette Evans Pate, Paula Shortnancy (David), Kathleen Ballard (Kevin), Clay Delaughter, Pam Delaughter, brother in law Charles Stewart, and a host of nieces, nephews, friends, and family. She is preceded in death by her parents Catherine and Charles Delaughter, her grandparents Luene and Walter Fletcher, and her siblings Charles Delaughter, Joyce Stewart, and Roxanna Delaughter. She will be greatly loved and missed by all she leaves behind. Williams Funeral Home 67525 hwy 41 Pearl River, La. 70452 in charge of arrangements.
Robert Morrison, Sr.
On Tuesday January 12, 2021 Robert Daily Morrison Sr., age 80 of Pearl River, LA passed away. He was an avid hunter, fisherman, and golfer who loved the outdoors and spending time with his family and precious grandchildren. Mr. Robert is survived by his loving wife of 57 yrs. Louise Morrison, his children Robyn Morrison, Rebecca Morrison, and Robert Morrison Jr., and his grandchildren Wyatt, Cameron, and Sophie Yates. He is preceded in death by his parents Leland and Irene Morrison and his sister Betty Morrison Garrett. He will be greatly missed and cherished. Williams Funeral Home, Pearl River, LA in charge of arrangements.
On Friday January 8, 2021 Nichole Marie Lacour, age 41 of Slidell, LA passed away peacefully with her family by her side. She is survived by her parents Patricia and Charles Falgout, her siblings Anthony Falgout, Ian Lacour, Jamie Gebbia, and James Moore and her grandfather Pascal Palmisano. Nichole is preceded in death by her father, Dennis Lacour, grandparents Faye Palmisano, Edna Persick, and Woody Persick. She will be greatly cherished and shine bright through all who live on through her. The family of Nichole would like to invite everyone to attend a graveside service on Wednesday January 13, 2021 at 11 am at Crawford Cemetery, Hwy. 41 Spur, in Pearl River, Louisiana.
On Monday January 4, 2021 Mary Jo Revette, age 82 of Slidell, LA, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family. Mary dedicated her entire life to rescuing animals and was a part of the Slidell Humane Society. She will be greatly missed. Mary is survived by her daughters Donna Matranga and Deborah Thomas, her grandchildren; Chasity Brooks, Ashley Fleming, Michael Coulter, and Stephen Austin, and a host of great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband Donnie Revette, and her parents Frank and Bessie Hamilton. To honor the memory of Mrs. Revette the family asks that donations be made to Slidell Animal Shelter 2700 Terrace Ave., Slidell, LA 70458 in her name.
Help control the pet population, please spay and neuter your animals.
Williams Funeral Home 67525 Hwy 41 Pearl River, LA 70452 in charge of arrangements.
William Paul Gilchrist, Sr.
On Tuesday January 5, 2021, William Paul Gilchrist, Sr. age 90 of Pearl River, LA went peacefully to be with our Lord. He was a member of Sts Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Pearl River, LA., retired from Kaiser Aluminum, and served in the Korean Conflict with the United Stated Army. Mr. Gilchrist is survived by his children Patricia Mitchell (Darren), William Paul Gilchrist, Jr. (Paula), and Terry Blaine Gilchrist Sr., his brothers Ronald and Lee Gilchrist, grandchildren Cody Ryan, Courtney Gilchrist, Shane Gilchrist, T.J. Gilchrist, and Sabrina Gerchaw, and a host of great grandchildren. He was cherished and will be greatly missed. He is preceded in death by his wife Dorothy Gilchrist, his parents Louis and Winnie Gilchrist, his son Bernard Paul Gilchrist, and his siblings; J.L. Gilchrist, James Gilchrist, Lloyd Gilchrist Sr., Rita Coupel, Yvonne Wells, Brenda Gilchrist, Norman Gilchrist Sr., Theresa Salvato, and Elmo Gilchrist.
The family of Mr. Gilchrist would like to invite everyone to attend visitation on Thursday January 7, 2021 from 10 am to 2 pm at Williams Funeral Home 67525 Hwy 41 Pearl River, LA 70452, with the Funeral starting at 2 pm. Interment to follow at Austin Cemetery in Pearl River, LA.
Frank L Hilliard, Jr, resident of Slidell, LA for the past 55 years. He was born in Little Rock, AR May 22, 1923. Frank went to be with the Lord December 31, 2020 at the age of 97.
Frank is survived by daughter, Gloria “Jan” (Hilliard) D’Antoni, son, John Hilliard. He is also survived by 2 sisters, Vivian (Hilliard) Rye and Carolyn (Hilliard) Estelle. In addition, Frank is survived by 5 grandchildren, Shelly D’Antoni, Kristin D’Antoni, Kelly (D’Antoni) Dean, Chris D’Antoni, Hope Hilliard, 7 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Proceeded in death by wife, Billie Jeanne (Wilson) Hilliard, son, Michael “Mike” Hilliard, parents Frank L Sr and Hazel Jerrine (Cunningham) Hilliard, 2 brothers, Allan Hilliard and Edward “Ed” Hilliard.
He attended Arkansas Tech, Russellville, AR before serving the Army Air Corp in WWII.
Frank had been a Quality Control Engineer and photographer with Rockwell Rocketdyne at Stennis Space Center, Mississippi working with the Mercury and Apollo Space Programs as well as other propulsion programs.
Frank was awarded the Silver Snoopy Award by NASA presented by Astronaut Brian Duffy.
Frank was an avid airplane pilot, photographer, water skier, roller skater and loved to tinker with cars or anything mechanical. He loved singing in church.
D.T. William Funeral Home, 67525 Hwy 41 Pearl River, LA 70452 will handle arrangements.
Family graveside will be in Knoxville, AR at a later date.
Rosemary Fontenot, born June 13, 1936, went to be with our Lord on Friday, December 25, 2020 at the age of 84.
She worked as a cafeteria worker at Northshore High School in Slidell, La. and was a member of the Elks Dance Club and Pearl River Dance Club.
Mrs. Rosemary is survived by a daughter, Thyra Younce (Kelly), her companion, Paul Niehaus, a sister, Debbie Evans and 2 brothers, Raymond and Wayne Stephens. She is also survived by a daughter-in-law, Gwendolin Fontenot and 3 sons-in-law, Danny Shill, David Shill and Darryl Baragona and 11 Grandchildren, 24 Great-grandchildren and 1 Great-great-grandchild.
Preceded in death by a son, Joseph Fontenot, 3 daughters, JoAnn Shill, Marilyn Shill and Pamela Baragona, her parents, William and Louise Stephens, and 1 grandchild.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Jan. 2, 2020 at 2:00 PM at Williams Funeral Home, 67525 Hwy. 41, Pearl River, La. Visitation on Saturday, at the funeral home, from 12:00 PM until funeral time at 2:00 PM. Interment to follow at Hickory Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Pearl River, la.
On Wednesday, December 23, 2020 Linda Cunningham Beagle, born April 10, 1947 in Marion, Alabama, passed away at the age of 73 in Slidell, LA. She is survived by her children: Colleen Breaux, Mark Beagle, Donnie Beagle, Larry Gonzales, Elizabeth Huey, Dane Beagle, and Dwayne Beagle, her brother Waymon Cunningham, grandchildren; Carolyn, Amanda, Paige, Daniel, karlye, William, Lauren, Sarah, Emily, Donna, Gary, Cassie, Mark, Dillon and her great grandchildren Cassidy, Emma, Kason, Caitlyn, Christopher, Cameron, Cara Mia, and Caryn. Linda is preceded in death by her husband Donald Beagle, her parents Henry and Willie Mae Cunningham, and her siblings Arthur Cunningham, Nancy Tucker, and Doris Unbehagen and her grandson, William Larry Gonzales, Jr. She will be missed dearly. A Memorial service will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021 at Williams Funeral Home 67525 Hwy 41 Pearl River, LA 70452, at 7:00 PM, with visitation from 5:00 PM until service time at 7:00 PM.
On Tuesday December 22, 2020 Mary Joyce Howard Noto, age 67 of Pearl River, LA went to be with our Lord in Heaven. She is rejoicing with her parents and loved ones who have preceded her in death. Mrs. Mary was a parishioner of Sts Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Pearl River, LA., a loving caregiver to many, she worked as a secretary, and a homemaker, but she loved and adored her family most. She will be greatly cherished and missed. She is survived by her husband Alfred Noto, her daughter Stacie Noto, her brothers John F. Howard III, William Howard, and David Howard, and her aunt Shirley Morrow. Mary is preceded in death by her parents John and Joyce Howard, and her brother Jimmy Howard. Mrs. Mary’s family would like to invite everyone to attend a Catholic Mass at Sts Peter and Paul Catholic Church 66192 St. Mary Dr. Pearl River, LA 70452 on Monday December 28, 2020 at 11 am with visitation from 10 am until service time. Interment to follow at Hickory Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Pearl River, LA.
JoAnn C. Faciane, born January 4, 1948 in Walnut Ridge, Arkansas, went peacefully to be with Our Lord on Friday, December 18, 2020 in Pearl River, La., at the age of 72, surrounded by her loving family, who loved her dearly.
She was the owner of JoAnn’s Golden Girls in Pearl River, La.
Mrs. JoAnn is survived by a daughter, Nanette Faciane Williams (Lucious Lee Williams, III), the father of her children, Bertrand Faciane, Jr., Siblings, Hazel Fern Livingston, Patricia Rose Dennis, Ricky Collins, Jim Collins, Diane Collins, Brenda Collins, and Gary Barbe and Grandchildren, Jody Jones (Guy) and Heather Eck (Michael, Jr.). She is also survived by 3 Great-grandchildren, Brayden and Juliana Jones and Lily Grace Eck and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Preceded in death by her son, Bertrand Faciane, III, adopted daughter, Connie Gail Willie, Parents, James Collins and Susan Baham and siblings, Pama Baham, Myra Klobas, Debbie Landry, Stephen Wade Baham, Larry Collins, Sammy Collins and Barbara Collins.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, December 21, 2020 at 1:00 PM from the chapel of D.T. Williams Funeral Home, 67525 Hwy. 41, Pearl River, La. Visitation on Monday at the funeral home from11:00 AM until service time at 1:00 PM.
Ruth Polk, age 75, passed away in her sleep on December 4, 2020 at Greenbriar Care Center. Services will be at noon Tuesday, December 8, 2020 at Williams Funeral Home 67525 Hwy 41 Pearl River, LA 70452, with visitation beginning at 10:00 am until 12 pm with Funeral starting at 12 pm. Graveside service to follow at 1 pm at Charter Oak Baptist Church. Ruth was born March 18, 1945 to John and winnifred Despard in Everett, Washington. She was preceded in death by her husband, Virgil Emile Polk, Jr. aka Dickie; her son B.J. Chapin, her parents; her foster dad Earl Slade; and her sister Sandy Rowe. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-las Ginger Polk and Scott Culpepper; stepchildren Matt Wayne and Terri Polk, Carla and Chuck Roussell; grandchildren Micah, Josiah, and Hannah Culpepper, Katie and Carlton Griffin, Jessica and Noah Barrois, Ethan and Denise Polk, Blaine Roussell; great-grandchildren Matthew and Gabriel Jones, Colt and Levi Barrois, and Hunter Polk; foster mother Ethel Craddock Davis; and dearest friend Jody Lamkin. Ruth was an active member of Evans Creek Baptist Church. She knew her Lord and Savior and was ready to meet Him and join her beloved in heaven. She fought and overcame many obstacles, and now she is at peace.
Louise Schultz Walder was born on Oct. 23, 1927 on the family farm outside of Caldwell, Tx. She passed on to our LORD and Savior JESUS CHRIST at 93 years of age on Nov. 28, 2020 at her residence in Lacombe, LA. She is survived by her four children, David (Cathy) Havel, Debbie (Charlie) Ernst, Ernie (Jackie) Walder, and Earline Smith. She was also Blessed with 14 Grandchildren, 31 Great Grandchildren and 1 Great Great Grandchild. Her two most favorite things to do were to worship our LORD JESUS CHRIST at North Shore Church where she was a member and family visiting her. She will be missed by all who knew her. Until we meet again.
On Tuesday December 1, 2020 Barbara Kennedy Sigrest, age 82 of Pearl River, LA passed away surrounded by her loving daughter and granddaughter. She is survived by her daughter and son in law Manya and Walter Whitten, her daughter in law Wendy Sigrest, grandchildren; Melodi Mims, Michael Mims, Walter Sigrest, Greg Sigrest, Stefanie Hasty, and Bryan Sigrest, and 9 great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents Chalmus and Pearl Kennedy, her husband Richard Sigrest, and her son Steven Sigrest. She will be deeply cherished and missed. Graveside services will be held on Saturday December 5, 2020 at 10:30 am at Evans Creek Cemetery in Pearl River, LA. Williams Funeral Home 67525 Hwy 41 Pearl River, LA 70452 in charge of arrangements.
Rev. Samuel Ferguson
On Wednesday November 25, 2020 Reverend Samuel Michael Ferguson, age 60 of Picayune, Ms. went to be with our Lord and savior. Samuel was a loving, God fearing man who would give the shirt off his back for anyone in need. He will be deeply missed by anyone who knew or met him. Sammy is survived by his siblings William Ferguson (Cindy) and Norma Louise Crowley (the late Tony), his adopted sister Sylvia Slaughter, nieces and nephews; Samantha Crowley, Sheila Crowley, David Crowley, Candace Ferguson, Chris Ferguson, Scott Ferguson, Samuel Ferguson, Tinisha Ferguson, Samantha Pittman, and Julie Watson, great nieces and nephews; Mariella Ferguson, Abraham Ferguson, Marco Ferguson, and George Ferguson, and his church family whom he cherished greatly. He is preceded in death by his parents Samuel William Ferguson and Norma Rose Penton Ferguson, and his siblings March Ferguson (Patricia), Bobby Joe Ferguson, and Billie Jean Watson. The family of Sammy would like to invite friends and family to attend the visitation on Friday December 4, 2020 from 6pm to 9 pm at Williams Funeral Home in Pearl River, LA, and again on Saturday December 5, 2020 from 10 am to 12 pm at House of Refuge 6509 Hwy 11 N Carriere, Ms 39426. Funeral Services will start at House of Refuge at 12 pm noon with interment to follow immediately after at Audubon Cemetery in Pearl River, LA. Brother Brad Heffner to be officiating.
Donald Lloyd Breland, 82, a longtime resident of Pearlington, Mississippi, passed away Wednesday, November 25, 2020. Donald was born in Bogalusa, La. He spent his early childhood in Bogalusa and Napoleon, Ms. He graduated from Logtown Elementary School, Bay High School, and The University of Southern Mississippi with a Bachelors in Commercial Art. Don retired from Martin Marietta (Lockheed Martin) at Michoud as a technical illustrator. He was a tool designer for the space shuttle external tanks. Don was a member of First Southern Baptist Church in Pearlington, Ms where he taught Sunday School for over 25 years. He was a talented artist, an avid hunter and fisherman, and loved the great outdoors. He was such an inspiration and cherished by all who knew him. Don is preceded in death by his wife of 41 years, Ruth Anne Mitchell Breland; his father, Earl Breland; his mother, Mittie Landrum Breland; his maternal grandparents, Martha (Mama Marth) Boyet Landrum and Rupert (Papa Rube) Landrum; his paternal grandparents Elisha (Pa) Edward Breland an Julia Thigpen; his brothers Dan Ehrman Strahan, Rupert Earl Breland, and Ronald Landrum Breland. Don is survived by his devoted daughters Tawna, Taren Ann (Jack) Sessions, and Tanis (Cary) Lowery; grandchildren Olivia Cooperider, Steele Sessions, Carah Anne and Cage Lowery; sister Martha Gail Breland (Bill) Griffin; close first cousin Ray Smith; Michael Cooperider; and his loving and devoted companion Marla Eason of Pass Christian, Ms. Don and Marla spent 17 years together traveling the world and enjoying Pass Christian sunsets on the back Bay. Don will be laid to rest at the Napoleon Cemetery in Napoleon, Ms. A graveside service will be held on Saturday, November 28, 2020 at 2:00 pm. Pastor Terry Hoyt will officiate.
On Wednesday November 25, 2020 Billy Paul Lott age 79 of Pearl River, La went peacefully to be with our Lord. He will be cherished greatly by his family and friends. Billy was a member of Pine Grove United Pentecostal Church in Pearl River, he loved fishing and dirt track racing, but the thing he enjoyed most in his life was spending time with his wife, children, and grandchildren. Billy is survived by his wife of 37 years, Sue Lott, his children; Elaine Perkins (Ronnie), Larry Lott (Tammy), Faye Thomas (Kelvin), and Mark Lott (Christina), his brother Harvey Lott (Carolyn), grandchildren; Melissa Parish (Shane), Kami Ellis (Anthony), Christopher Lott (Katie), Brittany Glover (Daniel), Travis Martin (Logan), Tiffany Martin, Deanna Schultz (Bobby), Nicole White (Dereck), Aaron Lott, and Lucas Lott, and numerous great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents Harvey and Willie Mae Lott and 7 siblings.
Mr. Lott’s family would like to invite everyone to attend the funeral service on Friday November 27, 2020 at 1 pm from the chapel of Williams Funeral Home 67525 Hwy 41 Pearl River, LA 70452, with visitation from 11 am until service time. Interment to follow at Audubon Cemetery in Pearl River, LA. Brother Jason Shawley and Brother Billy Trusley to be officiating.
Wayne Robert Winter went to be with the Lord on November 15, 2020.Born March 12,1942, in Flint, Michigan, he was preceded in death by parents Carmen Dremer Winter Hampton (biological father Robert McFall) and Earl Allen Winter (adoptive father).He was preceded in death by his wife of 47 years, Shirley Victoria Hoover Winter. He is survived by his daughter, Tammy Renee Shepherd; son-in-law, James Robert Shepherd; grandson, Kyle Robert Shepherd; granddaughter, Savanna Paige Shepherd of Gulfport, MS. He is survived by two brothers; Richard Winter(Susanna), Gary Winter; one sister Dianna Hanks; sister in law Marie Babington(Bobby).He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. We want to give thanks to his special friends that have always been there for him: Davy Gant(Sandra); and Al Krenkel(Ada). We want to give special thanks to his caregiver/friend/‘’family’’ Tanya Dupre Spencer for her love and friendship during a time of need. Funeral Services will be held Friday, November 20,2020, at Williams Funeral Home, Pearl River, LA with Pastor Mike Spann officiating.
On Thursday November 5, 2020 sweet baby girl Calyssa Madison Wilfred left this world to be our guardian angel at 6 days old. Although her time here with us was short, her life filled us with so much joy and we will cherish her memory forever. She is survived by her parents Amber Crawford and Cordell Wilfred, her sister Ava Wilfred, grandparents Christina Crawford, Zenetta Wilfred, and Charles Jones Sr., great grandmother Antonia Grandpre, and her aunts and uncles Miranda Crawford, Tiffany Crawford, Stephanie Crawford, Charles Jones Jr., and Courtney Wilfred. Visitation will be held on Friday November 13, 2020 from 10 am to 11 am with funeral starting at 11 am from the chapel of Williams Funeral Home 67525 Hwy 41 Pearl River, LA 70452. Interment to follow at Hickory Memorial Gardens Cemetery Pearl River, LA.
On Tuesday November 3, 2020 Judith “Judy” Ann Crawford Penton, age 78 of Pearl River, LA went to be with her Lord and Savior. She will be greatly cherished and missed by her loved ones and friends. Sister Judy is survived by her devoted and faithful husband and the love of her life Fred E. Penton, her sons Fred R. Penton (wife Joelma), Eric O. Penton (wife Pamela), and Kendall D. Penton (wife Michele), and her grandchildren; Victoria Penton, Erin Simmons (Logan), Courtney Brewer (Luke), Koby Penton (Kaylan), Christian Penton (Victoria), Cameron Penton, Kyla Penton, and Nicolas, and great grandchildren; Edyn Simmons, Mabel Brewer, Ezra Simmons, Koen Penton, and Deacon Penton. She is preceded in death by her parents Leslie and Mary Crawford. Her loving and kind spirit will live on in the lives of all she touched.
Funeral services for Mrs. Judy will be held on Saturday November 14, 2020 at 1 pm with visitation from 10 am until service time from the chapel of Williams Funeral Home 67525 Hwy 41 Pearl River, LA 70452. Interment to follow at Audubon Cemetery in Pearl River, LA. Brother Trusley to be officiating.
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William “Bill” Stadler, Sr., 84, of Slidell, Louisiana, passed away Sunday, November 1st, 2020, and is now being held in the loving arms of his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. His memory will live on in the hearts of all who knew him, as he was an extraordinary man. Bill was born in Charleston, West Virginia, on August 7, 1936, to Nile and Hazel Stadler. He enjoyed a happy childhood. As a boy, he worked at his mother's greenhouse with his beloved sister, Louise, and his older brother, Dick. He would later use the work ethic his family cultivated to become an outstanding businessperson.
Bill graduated from West Virginia University, where he was a member of the Beta Theta Pi fraternity. He married the love of his life, Betty Fields, during his final year of college, and they began to build their family together in West Virginia. He started working for Esso Standard Oil Company in Charleston in 1958, and in 1962 he began his long career with Texaco, Inc. In 1965, he was transferred to Fort Wayne, Indiana, where he earned an MBA at Indiana University while working as a Sales Supervisor. In 1980, Bill accepted a transfer to New Orleans as Texaco’s Manager of Crude Supply, and the family moved to Slidell. He loved the challenge of that job, which he performed until his retirement in 2000, after 39 years with Texaco. But retirement just wasn’t for Bill, and he worked for Flash Gas and Oil in Mandeville, Louisiana for many years thereafter. Bill was also an entrepreneur, and the founder of Stadler Sales and the Slidell Gun and Knife Show.
After retirement, Bill also became involved in volunteer work in his community, and his volunteer work was extensive: He was a member of the St. Tammany Action Committee, and served as a Board member of the Hospice Foundation of the South. Bill had a passion for classical music, and was a member of the Slidell Symphony Society, and served as its Chairman of the Board from 2000-2003, as well as remaining active on the Board for many years. He was a member of the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra (LPO) North Shore Advisory Committee, the Slidell LPO Advisory Committee, the Slidell LPO Support Group, and Mayor Drennan’s Commission to Support the LPO. He was appointed by Mayor Ben Morris to the Slidell Commission on the Arts, where he also served as Chairman. Bill was also a member of the Robert E. Lee Monument Association, and the Sons of Confederate Veterans. Bill loved his community, and thoroughly enjoyed acting as the Duke of Krewe of Slidellian at one of his most memorable Mardi Gras.
Bill was also a gifted athlete, and especially enjoyed tennis and basketball. At the age of 60, Bill earned several gold medals in basketball at the Mississippi Senior Olympic Games, and in 2000 he scored his age, 64 points, in one game. Bill stayed active throughout his life and into his 70’s.
Bill was a member of First Baptist Church of Slidell, and was a dedicated Christian throughout his life.
To know Bill was to know a man of integrity, strong work ethic, generous spirit, a great sense of humor, and tireless optimism. He loved Alabama and West Virginia football, dancing with Betty, listening to jazz and classical music, and spending time with his family. Very few people in the world get to enjoy the level of admiration, love and respect that Bill's family and friends had for him.
Bill is survived by his loving wife Betty, with whom he was married for 68 happy years, his three daughters Christie Stadler of Slidell, Beth Stadler Mills of Noblesville, Indiana, and Linda Stadler of Slidell, as well as five loving grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister and brother, Louise and Richard, and many nieces and nephews. Bill was predeceased by his son, William Stadler, Jr.
According to Bill’s directive, no service will be held, as well as due to concerns for the health and safety of family and friends due to the current Covid crisis. Well-wishers may go to the Facebook page "D.T. Williams Funeral Home" to view photographs and send messages to the family.
Richard Gordon “Dick” Karchner, age 83, passed away peacefully in his sleep at his home in Pearl River, La, on October 28, 2020. A native of Milton, Pa., Dick had been a resident of Pearl River since 1967. Dick was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Evelyn Karchner of Milton, Pa; his wife’s parents, Clyde and Anona Crawford of Pearl River; and brother-in-law, Glynn Fairburn of Slidell. Dick is survived by his wife of 55 years, Donna Crawford Karchner; a son, Martin D. Karchner (Paula) of Destrehan, La; three daughters, Gina Ward Troyer (Tate) of Pearl River; Cynthia Ward Mroueh (Mike) of Gulfport, MS; and Stephanie Karchner Dunlap (Jeff) of Slidell; his sister, Barbara Karchner Sykes (Charles) of Milton, Pa.; his Uncle Pete of Milton, Pa.; and his sister-in-law, Eloise Crawford Fairburn of Slidell; 6 grandchildren, Melissa Monroe, Ashley Champagne, Lyndsay Karchner, Brandon Maxwell, Vincent Stagni (Danielle), and Austin Dunlap II; and 2 great-grandsons, Beau Casselberry and Lucas Riley. Dick is also survived by many cherished nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, and classmates. Dick graduated from Milton High School, Milton, Pa., Class of 1955. Dick served in the United States Air Force, and during his service, he completed studies at Yale University’s Institute of Far Eastern Languages. He was deployed to Okinawa, Japan and other locations. His last assignment was at Barksdale Air Force Base in Bossier City, La. While there, mutual friends introduced him to Donna on a blind date and just five months later, they were married in the base chapel at Barksdale. Dick left the Air Force as a SSGT and began working in Maryland before the family moved back to Louisiana. He was a Manufacturing Engineer with The Boeing Co.; Bell Aerospace, where he worked on the SES-100B; and retired in 1999 from Lockheed Martin with 22 years working on NASA’s Space Program. Dick participated in many community activities, including Pearl River Jr. and Senior High PTAs. He was Past President of the Pearl River Lions Club. He was elected to and served 16 years as Alderman on the Pearl River Town Council. Dick loved family activities with his children, fishing, crafting, and attending his grandchildren’s activities. Dick and Donna sponsored a Panamanian student, Ricardo, who became part of their family. Dick also enjoyed the family’s annual November vacation in Mexico Beach, FL.
Due to current health restrictions, the family will hold a private Celebration of Life. Burial at Southeast Louisiana Veteran’s Cemetery in Slidell will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the Pearl River Lions Club, P.O. Box 71, Pearl River, LA 70452, or the Charity of your choice.
Williams Funeral Home 67525 Hwy 41 Pearl River, LA in charge or arrangements.
Lisa Marie Miller, born September 23, 1965 in Phoenix, Arizona passed away on Wednesday, October 21, 2020 in Pearl River, Louisiana at the age of 55.
She is survived by her husband, James Miller, children, Wade Eugene Singletary (Lindsey), Cody Travis Singletary (Shay) and Chase Eugene Miller (Melenia), her parents, Rose and Melvin Glover and a brother, Daniel Glover. Lisa is also survived by 7 grandchildren, Grayson Eugene Singletary, Emmalyn Marie Singletary, Maelyn Olivia Singletary, Landon Thode, Brodie Darty, Mason Singletary and Drake Singletary and a niece, Nicole Glover Lee and nephew, Bobby Glover. Preceded in death by a brother, William Eugene Glover.
Funeral service will be held on Monday, October 26, 2020 at 2:00 PM, with visitation on Monday from 11:00 AM until service time at 2:00 PM at D.T. Williams Funeral Home, 67525 Hwy. 41, Pearl River, La.
Interment to follow at Hickory Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Pearl River, La.
Alex Provost, age 37 of Pearl River, LA passed away on Sunday October 11, 2020. Alex was the loving son of Tammy Provost and Ricky Hamm, proud brother of Jessie Hamm, Dewayne Mayfield, and Betty Marlow, grandson of the late Ida Penton Provost, Harvey Provost, and Mr. and Mrs. Hamm. Alex was the adored nephew of the late Curtis Hamm and Wesley Provost, equally adored nephew of Rose Provost Cobbs, John Provost, Bonnie Theriot, and Betty Hamm. A visitation will be held on Saturday October 24, 2020 from 10:30 am until 2 pm at Williams Funeral Home 67525 Hwy 41 Pearl River, LA 70452, with the Funeral starting at 2 pm. Interment will follow at Austin Cemetery. Everyone is welcome.
Laurie Schmidt Tanner, beloved wife, mother, sister, grandmother, and friend received her angel wings after a brave battle with cancer at the age of 67 on October 6, 2020. She was surrounded by her family. Laurie was born December 31, 1952 to the late Audrey and Peter Schmidt. She was raised in Slidell and was a dedicated employee of Textron Marine and Land Systems for over 25 years. She leaves behind her beloved husband of 22 years, Brett Tanner; who was truly the love of her life. She also leaves behind 3 beautiful daughters; Alison Troullier, Cindy Bech, and Megan Capron. Between them she also had six grandchildren she adored; Kadin, Kaleb, Malcholm, Kaitlyn, Paisley and Kole. She was a caring sister to Kathleen, Bob (Cindy), Susan (Tom), Joan (Mike), Steve (Kim). She had many nieces and nephews as well as countless friends of whom she considered family. Laurie was a strong woman, a free spirit, and loved life to its fullest. She found joy in everything she did and every person she met quickly became a friend; she never knew a stranger. She was loved by many and will be truly missed by all who knew her. She was already an angel, in every sense of the word. A celebration of life will be held at her home on Sunday October 18th for friends and family. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the American Cancer Society in her honor. Williams Funeral Home 67525 Hwy 41 Pearl River, LA 70452 is in charge of arrangements.
On Tuesday October 6, 2020 Ondalee McCarra, age 85 of Slidell, La went peacefully to be with our Lord. She is survived by her son Larry McCarra, daughters-in-law Terri McCarra and Diedre McCarra, grandchildren Fred Funck (Katy), Preston McCarra, Shelby Cambre, CJ McCarra, Justin McCarra, and many more, and her siblings Richard Ray, Angelina Maurer, and Mary Jane Taflinger. Ondalee was a very independent, hard-working, and outgoing woman who loved her family and friends dearly and cherished her time with them. She will be deeply missed. She was retired from Hartwig Moss Insurance Agency and served in the United States Army. She is preceded in death by her husband Nevle McCarra, her parents Ora and Beulah Ray, her children
Cynthia Mills (Mike), Rickey McCarra, and Tina Tittle, and her siblings, Melvin Ray, Jack Ray, Bonnie Ray, Delores Jean Coombs, Sandra Lynn Ray, and Lorena Wright.
Visitation will be held on Monday, October 12, 2020 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM with funeral starting at 2:00 PM from the chapel of Williams Funeral Home 67525 Hwy 41 Pearl River, LA 70452. Interment to follow at Hickory Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Pearl River, LA.
Spencer Wayne Landry
Spencer Wayne Landry, born March 31, 1970 in Covington, La., passed away on Saturday, September 26, 2020 at the age of 50. He was an avid fisherman and gun collector and his last project was airplane models. He was close to retirement and was excited about that! Mr. Landry is survived by his wife of 16 years, Jenny Landry, 4 children, Patrick Landry, Anthony Wilkins, Christopher Wilkins and Mary Wilkins, his father Wayne Landry Sr., 2 brothers, Wayne Landry, Jr. and Leland Landry and 2 sisters, Melissa Basse and Pamela Moore. He was also survived by a host of extended family and friends. He is preceded in death by his mother Beth Landry and brother Jarrell Landry. He will be greatly missed. Memorial Services will be held at a later date.
Anthony Michael "Mikey" Braden
On Tuesday September 29, 2020, Anthony Michael Braden, age 31 of Pearl River, LA, passed away. He is survived by parents, Tracy Halburnt (stepfather Tim), and father, Tony Braden, a sister, Mia Braden (Justen Ortiz), a brother, Randy Johnson and grandfather, Floyd Stark. He is preceded in death by his grandparents, Andra Stark, Peggy Holland mcGhee, and Gus Braden and he was the beloved uncle of Jasten, Jayce, and Aven Ortiz. Mikey was loved by all who knew him and will be deeply missed. A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Barry Brauner Jr.
Barry J. Brauner, Jr., age 45, passed away on Tuesday, September 22, 2020. Barry was survived by his mother, Debra D. Johns (Matthews), his father, Barry J. Brauner, Sr. (Tina), his children, Blade Karcher, Alexis Karcher, Devin Brauner, Braeden Monday, Shelly Ivy, His siblings, Jason Brauner (Andrea), Jennifer Hoffmann (Jacob, Sr.), and his nieces, Justice Hoffmann, Grace Brauner, Gabrielle Brauner, and nephew, Jacob Hoffmann, Jr. And an abundance of Aunts, Uncle, Cousins and friends.
Barry had a heart of gold, always wanted to help people no matter the cost. He was definitely a man of all trades. Barry was always looking to make someone laugh and his laugh was definitely unforgettable. He was one of the most forgiving people you could have ever met.
Services for Barry J. Brauner, Jr. will be held at 3:00 PM on Saturday, October 3, 2020 at D. T. Williams Funeral Home, 67525 Hwy. 41, Pearl River, La., with visitation from 11:00 AM until service time at 3:00 PM.
Michelle Marie Fontenot Denney, born on February 9, 1970 in New Orleans, LA., passed away on September 21, 2020 in Gonzales, La. She was the loving mother to 3 children, Ryan, Amber and Alex Kordish, and proud Nana to 2 granddaughters, Avery and Arya Johnson her companion of 16 years, Jamie Falcon, and her siblings; Gayle Eisemann, Debra Eisemann, Donna Conforto Gayle Eisemann, Debra Eisemann, Donna Conforto, Freddy Eisemann, and Joey Rodriguez and a host of nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents Maurice J. Fontenot and Joyce Hartman, and her brother Herbie Rodriguez. Visitation will be held on Monday, September 28, 2020 from 1:00 PM until 4:00 PM at D.T. Williams Funeral Home, 67525 Hwy. 41, Pearl River, La. 70452
In loving memory of Richard Robinson, of Slidell, LA. Richard Robinson, 83, while surrounded by the love of his family, found his home in heaven with the Lord on September 13, 2020. Richard was born to the late Raymond and Rose Robinson, on May 15, 1937 in Grand Island Nebraska. Richard was the devoted and loving husband of the late Elaine Robinson. They were married on July 28th, 1956 in Grand Island Nebraska, before relocating to Louisiana in 1961. Richard was the father of Craig Robinson (Denise), Christi Robinson Blake (Jeff), and Mark Robinson. Richard was the Grandfather of Jennifer Robinson Putnam (Joel), Charles Robinson (Bethany), Cory Robinson, and Brandon Blake. Richard was the brother of Rita Robinson Peterson (Bob), Rojean Robinson Feldman (Bryce), Randy Robinson, and the late Ronnie Robinson (Doris). Richard was the brother-in-law of Pam Hale Kissinger (Del) and was the loving uncle to numerous nieces and nephews. More recently, Richard was a loving and devoted companion to Ms. Barbara McKaskel. Richard devoted his life to his family. He was known by his family for his signature slow grilled barbecue chicken and ribs with his own special rub which was the center of our family gatherings. He was absolutely the most gracious host, always offering with a smile to serve you a glass of wine or freshen up your mixed drink. Richard was an adventurer at heart, loving the out of doors, fishing, hunting, and traveling. One of Richard's favorite places to travel to was Pensacola, FL, where he had many special times during short get-a-ways. A funeral and Catholic Mass to follow will be held at St Luke Church in Slidell, LA beginning at 2:00 PM on Friday September 18, 2020. A celebration of his life will be held in Pensacola Beach, Florida where he will be laid to rest next to his deceased wife, Elaine Robinson, at Bayview Memorial Park in Pensacola, FL.
“I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith.”
2 Timothy 4:7
On Wednesday September 16, 2020 Barbara Champagne Crowe age 64 of Foxworth, Ms. went peacefully to be with our Lord surrounded by her loving family.
Barbara was a retired postal employee, a faithful Sunday school teacher at Abundant Life Community Church of Pearl River, LA., spent countless hours singing ministry at several local nursing homes with her husband, and above all being surrounded by her devoted and loving family and friends. Her legacy will carry on through her family and faith.
She is survived by her husband of 48 years Rickie Crowe, her children Daniel Crowe, Abram Crowe, Jesse Crowe, and April Crowe, her grandchildren; Seth, Kalin, Olivia, Adrienne, Collin, Julyan, Courtney, Marchus, Alysia, and George, step grandchildren Dylan and Dawson, and her sisters Gwen, Mary, Julie, and Sheila. She is preceded in death by her parents Shirley and Jules Champagne II., and her brother Jules Champagne III.
Funeral Services will be held on Saturday September 19, 2020 at 12 pm with visitation from 10 am until service time from the chapel of Williams Funeral Home 67525 Hwy 41 Pearl River, LA 70452. Interment to follow at Crowe Cemetery in Lacombe, La. Brother Russell Crowe and Brother Rick Dickson to be officiating.
Tommy Ingram Sr.
On Thursday September 10, 2020 Tommy Larue Ingram, Sr., age 51 of Pearl River, LA passed on to be with our Lord. He is survived by his children Tommy Ingram Jr., Derick Ingram, Summer Ingram, and Jordan Ingram, his parents Linda and Billy Singletary, his siblings William Ingram Jr., and Amber Howell, and his grandchildren Bruce, Charlie, Ruby, Rylen, Lorelei, Malorie, and Jeremiah. He is preceded in death by his dad William Ingram Sr. He will be greatly missed. The family of Mr. Tommy will be holding a memorial service held on Saturday, September 19, 2020 at 12:00 PM at Charter Oak Baptist Church, 70325 Hwy. 41, Pearl River, La. Williams Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
On Sunday August 30, 2020 Patricia Ann Binning, age 56 of Covington, La passed away. She was a very devoted wife, mother, daughter, and sister. She will be deeply cherished and missed by her family and friends. Patricia is survived by her husband Wayne Binning, her children Alyssa Binning and Robert Binning, her mother Minnie Leidenheimer, her siblings Suniou Pete Leidenheimer Jr., Lawrence Leidenheimer, Sandra Lambou, and Vicky Chexnayder, and a host of nieces, nephews, and extended family. She is preceded in death by her father Suniou Leidenheimer Sr. Visitation will be held on Friday September 4, 2020 from 2 pm to 4 pm with funeral starting at 4 pm at Williams Funeral Home 67525 Hwy 41 Pearl River, LA 70452. Interment to follow at a later date at Southeast Louisiana Veterans Cemetery in Slidell, LA. Brother Byron Brown to be officiating.
On Monday August 31, 2020 Oneita Howard Holden, age 93 of Slidell, La went to be with our Lord surrounded by her loving family. She was a member of Living Waters Jesus Name Church in Pearl River, LA., she enjoyed singing and playing the tambourine, and spending time with all of her family. Her time here on Earth will be forever cherished in the hearts of her family in friends. Oneita is survived by her daughters; Sharon Hall, Charlette James, Brenda Holden, Mosetta Holden, Betty Hebert, Denise Deangelis, and Jeanice Kirkbride, 14 grandchildren, and a host of great grandchildren and great great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband of 55 years Moses Thomas Holden, her daughter Charlene Temple, 1 brother, 3 sisters, and her grand daughter April Bordelon.
Visitation will be held on Thursday September 3, 2020 from 9 am to 11 am with the funeral starting at 11 am from the chapel of Williams Funeral Home 67525 Hwy 41 Pearl River, LA 70452. Interment to follow at Holden Cemetery in Kiln, Ms. Rev. Troy Hebert to be officiating.
Joney Willie Rushing, Sr.
On Friday August 21, 2020 Joney Willie Rushing Sr., age 78 of Carriere, MS passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by loving family. Joney was a member of Faith Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife Clara Mae Rushing, his children Rose Marie Mancuso (Ernie), Missy Faulkner (Ricky), Shannon Spiers (Billy), and Joney Rushing Jr. (Bobbi Sue), his son in law Billy Burley, his sister Maxine Kahl (Peewee), 15 grandchildren; Josh (Amy), Sarah (Lee), Christina, Jonathon (Sarah), Jordan (Alyssa), Lacey, Christopher (Victoria), Jason (Crystal), Destiny, Kaylee, Alyssa, Lisa, Austin, Faith, and Gracie, and a host of great grandchildren. Mr. Rushing is preceded in death by his parents Mack and Martha Rushing, his daughter Teresa Burley, and his siblings David Rushing, Vernie Harris, and Sylvia Wiggins. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him. Visitation will be held on Saturday August 22, 2020 from 5 pm to 9 pm and again on Sunday August 23, 2020 from 11 am until Funeral Service time at 2:30 pm from the chapel of Williams Funeral Home 67525 Hwy 41 Pearl River, LA 70452. Interment to follow at Austin Cemetery, Pearl River, LA. Brother James McCraney to be officiating.
On Tuesday August 18, 2020 Roy Salvador Mistretta, Sr., age 91 of Bush, La passed away peacefully in his sleep to be with our Heavenly Father. Mr. Roy was a very dedicated hardworking entrepreneur his whole life. He started Mistretta’s Produce in 1940 with his five brothers operating from a garage converted to a walk-in cooler where his brother Leon ran the business from his home for 10 years until Mr. Roy took over in 1947 where he successfully ran the business until it was passed down to his son Roy Mistretta Jr., in 1989 to keep the family tradition alive. Today, Roy’s niece, Christina Jeansonne, is currently the Vice President and Operations Manger of the family business proudly honoring the Mistretta legacy. Roy also owned a car lot for many years, he love crabbing and fishing, being outdoors, taking part in the Dixie Pigeon Racing Club where he won many awards, and although these were some of his life passions, his main focus in life was spending time with his family and cherishing every minute spent with them. He was such a compassionate and loving man who would give anything for his family. He will be forever cherished and missed by his loving family. Mr. Mistretta is survived by his 3 children Deborah Haney (Phil), Gina Wehner (Kenny), and Roy Mistretta, Jr. (Dawn), his sister Rita Thibodeaux, and 10 grandchildren; Shane Haney (Emily), Alicia Byrd (Ryan), Brandy LaBiche (Bobby), Carley Davis (Ray), Brett LaBiche (Mindy), Christina Jeansonne (Brian), Randy Canada (Joey), Allan Perreand, Lauren Dobbs (Chris), and Roy Mistretta III. He is also survived by 25 great grandchildren; Rosalee Haney, Evan Phillip Haney, Jakob Gergal, Blake Byrd, Mollie Byrd, Nikki Werf, Rhonda Stockstill, Devon Meyers, Jordyn Meyers, Breanna Davis, Serenity Davis, Betty Davis, Bella Davis, Allie LaBiche, Trent LaBiche, Ashley Patterson (Dustin), Alyssa Sweeney (Bobby), Anthony Nine, Aubrey Jeanssone, Ashton Jeansonne, Ozborne Mistretta Canada, Adelaide Canada, Stephan Perreand, Asher Anderson, and Maddison Cribbs, and 4 great great grandchildren Ava Patterson, Bentley Patterson, Cali Patterson, and Charli-Mae McNeil. Roy went to Heaven to be with his loving wife of 60 years Joycelyn Mercier Mistretta, his parents Carmelo Mistretta and Katherine Laborde, his daughter Rhonda LaBiche, grandson Andrew Perreand, son in law Phil Haney, and his siblings Leon, Tony, Frank, Josephine, Steve, and Emile Mistretta.
Mr. Mistretta’s family would like to invite everyone to attend the visitation on Monday August 24, 2020 from 10 am to 1 pm with the funeral starting at 1 pm at Williams Funeral Home 67525 Hwy 41 Pearl River, LA 70452. Interment will follow at Hickory Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Pearl River, LA. A family gathering at Yum Yum’s Restaurant in Pearl River, LA will follow the service.
Wilda Johnston Harper
On Tuesday August 18, 2020 Wilda Oretha Johnston Harper, age 85 of Pearl River, LA passed on to be with our Lord. She was a member of 1st Baptist Church in Pearl River, La and taught at Doyle High School in Livingston Parish and S. Bauregard, in DeRidder, LA. for many years. She will forever hold a special place in our hearts. Mrs. Harper is survived by her husband of 65 years Paul Joseph Harper, Sr., her 3 children Patricia Lynne Harper, Paul Joseph Harper, Jr., and David Allen Harper, her siblings; Barbara Johnston Winham and Franklin Johnston, 4 grandchildren Anne Andrea Harper, David Harper, Jr., Joseph Parks Harper, and Anne Michelle Harper Kowolczyk, and 2 great grandchildren Joseph James Harper Kawolczyk and Ava Mariguel Harper. Wilda is preceded in death by her parents Samuel and Verna Johnston, her son James Estes Harper, grandson Paul Willis Harper, and her siblings Titus Johnston, Samuel Johnston, Ralph Johnston, Allen Johnston, Arvin Johnston, Carvin Johnston, and Delores Johnston.
The family of Mrs. Harper would like to invite everyone to attend the visitation on Thursday August 20, 2020 from 9:30 am to 10:30 am with the funeral starting at 10:30 am from the chapel of Williams Funeral Home 67525 Hwy 41 Pearl River, LA 70452. Interment to follow at Austin Cemetery in Pearl River, LA. Brother Tobey Pittman to be officiating.
Gregory James Checkan, born June 21, 1956 in Pittsburg, PA, passed away on Friday, Aug. 14, 2020 in Slidell, LA.
He cherished his time with his Grandchildren going on bike rides and playing at the park. He was an animal lover and enjoyed playing his guitar.
Mr. Checkan is survived by 3 children, Richard Babb, Geoffrey Checkan and Chelsea Checkan Miranda, his mother, Merry Jane Checkan, 2 sisters, Kim Jaworski and Holly Fleck. He is also survived by 12 grandchildren who referred to him as
“Pop”; Brooklyn, Bryson, Braelyn, Brighton, Brevon, Grayson, Avery, Jack, Hailey, Raegan, Ava and Christopher.
Preceded in death by his wife, Charity Babb Checkan his father, James Stanley Checkan and a sister, Linda Legendre.
Funeral service will be held on Saturday, Aug.22, 2020 at 12:00 PM with visitation from 10:00 AM until12:00 PM at D.T. Williams Funeral Home, 67525 Hwy. 41, Pearl River, La.
Interment to follow at Haaswood Cemetery, Slidell, LA.
Stella Cooper Kemp, age 73 years, of Pearl River, Louisiana, passed away on August 13th, 2020 with family at her side. Stella was born in Mobile, Alabama on October 27th 1946 to Veneal and Silsbee Cooper, Jr. She grew up in Pearl River, LA as the oldest of five siblings and attended Slidell High School. She married Tommy Kemp on November 16, 1967 and lovingly raised one daughter, Noel Kemp. Stella was a substitute teacher in the Pearl River schools and taught Sunday School for many years at First Baptist Church Pearl River, of which she was a member. She welcomed her grandson, Robert Elliot, home this year with her hair combed and a mint in her mouth.
Stella was a dedicated daughter to her parents and a loving and bossy sister to Bakey Hoover, Delphine Garretson, Tommy Cooper and Limon Cooper. She was blessed with many nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews. Family was of the utmost importance to her and holidays and important life events were always spent gathered together where she could be counted on to bring the ham, deviled eggs and pick the fight of which child was the prettiest (hers). Stella and Tommy were married 43 years until his death in 2011. At one point, she could be found on the back of his motorcycle or riding in his boat on the Pearl River. She was a fierce and thoughtful friend which endeared her to many and cultivated long lasting friendships. She loved her son in law, Robert Mercadel, and bonded over travel and shopping.
Stella always thought of others and never met someone she couldn’t talk to. She was an avid reader and loved the Pearl River Library as well as the ladies of the Pearl River Library. She enjoyed travel and trying new things. She brought back rocks from her travels (Roman Coliseum) and coerced others to bring her rocks from theirs. She enjoyed souvenir shopping just as much as the event or museum. Stella loved food and trying new restaurants and counted the mussels from Le Crepe Nanou as her favorite. She enjoyed her time and involvement with The Bayou Lacombe Republican Women’s Club.
Stella was a wonderful mother and provided endless love, care and guidance. She has always been Noel’s best friend. She will be sorely missed and cherished by her daughter, family, friends and loved ones. She was preceded in death by her parents, Veneal Cooper and Silsbee Cooper, Jr., and her husband, Tommy Kemp. Arrangements entrusted to Williams Funeral Home 67525 Hwy 41 Pearl River, LA 70452. Visitation to be held Tuesday, August 18, 2020 at 9:00am with Funeral services following at 12pm.
On Friday August 7, 2020 Zachery “Zack Man” Duane Taylor, age 31 of Pearl River, LA went to be with our Lord. Zachery was a technician for Folgers, he enjoyed spending time with his young children, family and friends, he loved the outdoors, hunting, being on the river, and tinkering on trucks and cars. He will be deeply cherished and missed by all who knew and loved him. Zachery is survived by his children Cadeyn James Taylor and Jameson Lee Taylor, his significant other and mother of his children Chelsea Lee Ellinger, his parents James Taylor and Theresa Goubler Zeleny (Billy), 4 brothers Justin Fowler, Charles “Charlie bug” Taylor, Matthew Payne, and William “Will” Zeleny III, and his grandparents James Charles Taylor, Sr. “Grandpop”, Tommy Meredith “PawPaw Tommy”, Fran Lambert “MawMaw Fran”, and Lionel Goubler “PawPaw Goubler”. He is also survived by numerous cousins, aunts, uncles, and friends who adored and loved him. He is preceded in death by his brother James “Lil Jim” Charles Taylor III, and his grandparents Patricia Meredith “MawMaw Pat”, David Lambert “PawPaw David”, Jerry Oliver “PawPaw Jerry”, and Joann Goubler.
Visitation will be held on Friday August 14, 2020 from 11 am to 1 pm with funeral starting at 1 pm from the chapel of Williams Funeral Home 67525 Hwy 41 Pearl River, LA 70452. Interment to follow at Greenwood Cemetery in Slidell, LA.
Lena Lucille Mayfield Alexander
On Thursday August 6, 2020 Lena Lucille Mayfield Alexander age 59 of Pearl River, LA went to be with our Lord. She attended Pearl Hickory Baptist Church in Pearl River, LA, and was a school bus driver with the St. Tammany Parish Public school Board for 23 years. Lucy is survived by her children Bradley Mayfield (Tammy), Nicole Mayfield, and Ashley Alexander Lambert, her siblings Mid Fogg (Dixie) and Doreen Fogg, 10 grandchildren Raven, Destiny, Hayden, Bella, Cole, Luke, Brooklyn, Brinley, Jason, and Jonah, and 2 great grandchildren Mia and Ava. She will be missed dearly by all who knew and loved her. She is preceded in death by her parents Alton and Opal Fogg, and her sister Connie. Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday August 12, 2020 at 11 am with visitation from 10 am until service time at Williams Funeral Home 67525 Hwy 41 Pearl River, LA 70452. Interment to follow at Peace Grove Cemetery in Lacombe, LA. Brother Alvin Waller to be officiating.
Jessie was a graduate of Prince of Peace Lutheran School in NOLA as well as Holy Cross Class of ‘95. He bravely served on the N.O.P. D. task force for 2 years and was currently a National Accounts Manager for United Rentals.
“Our loss is Heaven’s gain.”
Joyce Winifred McDonald
Joyce Winifred McDonald, born December 13, 1931 in Pearl River, La., passed away on Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020 surrounded by her family in Slidell, La.
She was a housewife and mother and was of the Baptist faith.
Mrs. McDonald is survived by 2 children, Ray M. McDonald (Elaine) and Lea Cooper (Tommy). She is also survived by 2 Grandchildren, Ray McDonald, Jr. (Chelsey Langfitt) and Shayne Cooper (Joelle) and Great-grandchildren, Brody Ray McDonald, Summer Rae McDonald, Anna Kathryn Cooper and Ella Grace Roger. Preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Norwood McDonald, 2 brothers, Albert and Kenneth Crawford and her parents, Kenison and Ella Crawford.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020 at 2:00 Pm from the chapel of D.T. Williams Funeral Home, 67525 Hwy. 41, Pearl River, La. with visitation starting at 9:30 AM until service time.
Interment to follow at Hickory Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Inc., Pearl River, La.
Mary Ellen Blackledge, born June 27, 1931 in New Orleans, La., passed away on Saturday, August 1, 2020 in Slidell, La. at the age of 89.
She was a longtime resident of Pearl River, La. and worked with STARC. In her free time, she loved reading, crochet, making pillows and enjoyed family time.
Mrs. Mary is survived by 5 children, Brenda Harder, Joseph J. Blackledge, LouAnn Allday, Elmire Davis, and Lester James Blackledge and a host of Grandchildren and Great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her husband, Virgil Lewis Blackledge, Sr., 4 sons, Earl Joseph Cummins, Brian Ziegler, Virgil Lewis Blackledge, Jr. and John Louis Blackledge and her parents, Joe and Elmire Cummins.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020 at D.T. Williams Funeral Home, 67525 Hwy. 41, Pearl River, La., from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM.
Born 12/02/1931 Died 07/26/2020
Yvonne Dolores Hover passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 26, 2020 at her home in Slidell, Louisiana at the age of 88. She was preceded in death by her husband James F. Hover, Jr., and was the daughter of Avenelle C. Pichon and Juanita Galatas. Devoted mother of the late Laren Hover, Brian Hover (Linda), Deirdre Sollberger (Craig), Dreux Hover, J.F. Hover, III, Ava Kirkland (J.C.), and the late Patricia Thibodeaux. She was blessed with numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. Yvonne was a lifelong parishioner of St. Genevieve Catholic Church and enjoyed cajun and line dancing, playing the organ and spending time with her family. Visitation will be held on Saturday August 1, 2020 from 9:30 am to 11:00 am at St. Genevieve Catholic Church in Slidell, LA with a Funeral Mass to follow. Interment will be held at a later date at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Slidell, LA. Williams Funeral Home 67525 Hwy 41 Pearl River, LA 70452 in charge of arrangements.
On Sunday July 26, 2020 Harold Richard Brightman, age 82 of Pearl River, LA passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family. Harold was a native of New Orleans, Louisiana, a resident of Arabi, La in St. Bernard Parish for 44 years, and lived in Pearl River, Louisiana for the last 15 years. He was the former owner of St. Bernard Sporting goods and Game Fisher Inc. Harold worked in the sporting goods industry his entire career, and after retirement he worked at hook and line. He was a member of the 11th Airborne Association, and a Veteran of the United States Army. Mr. Brightman was the father of Joelle Brightman Norton (Robert Norton III), brother of Carol A. Brightman McFadden, Paw Paw to Madison Lois Norton, Mallory Erin Norton, and Brittany Lace Brightman, brother in law to Sylvia Brightman, and uncle to numerous nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his Parents Viola Abadie Brightman and Edward Richard Brightman, his wife of 47 years Lois Blancher Brightman, son Harold Lloyd Brightman, brother Edward A Brightman, and his niece Lori Brightman Shick. Mass will be held on Friday July 31, 2020 at 12:00 pm with visitation Friday from 9:30 am until 12:00 pm at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church 66192 St. Mary Dr. Pearl River, La 70452. Interment to follow at Hickory Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Pearl River, LA. Father Travis Clark to be officiating. Williams Funeral Home 67525 Hwy 41 Pearl River, LA 70452 in charge or arrangements.
Bobby Harper Jr.
Robert (Bobby) Harvey Harper Jr., a retiree of Lockheed Martin and St. Tammany Parish, passed away on Tuesday, July 21, 2020 in Hickory La. He was born in Lake Charles, La. on March 13, 1956.
Bobby is survived by his brothers, Tim (Donna) Harper, Clay (Jennifer) Harper, and sister Cheryl (Brant) Sanford. Nephews; Tim (Casey) Harper Jr., Phillip Harper, Chase Harper, Levi (Alison) Sanford, and Jett (Heather) Sanford, and his nieces Tiffany Harper, Caitlyn Harper, Kenady Harper, and Charley Harper. Bobby was preceded in death by his parents Robert and Barbara Crawford Harper.
After retiring, Bobby spent most of his life in the West Pearl River Basin. He loved what the outdoors had to offer him. He was passionate about Native American ancestry and enjoyed searching for artifacts. For the last 7 years of his life, Bobby cared for his big buddies, the Honey Island Clydesdales. Bobby will be greatly loved and missed by all knew and him. A private ceremony will be held at a later date.
Fly high my love We will miss you. Norman Clinton Sterling was lifted up by the angels to meet his Lord July 19, 2020 he was 71. He lived in Kenner for 30 years and was owner of Normans home improvement. The last 15 years he lived in Loranger with his wife Louana Sterling and daughter Venus Bigner. Norman loved spending time with his family, cooking dinners for holidays, hunting, gardening and caring for his flowers and yard. He leaves behind His wife Louana, 7 children Leroy and Kelly Gray, Malinda Torres, Lynn Perry, Cristen Hemstad, Robert Bigner and Venus Bigner. Also 11 Grand Children Crystal Crochet Diggs, Abbie Lynn Ketchem, Christopher clay, Alissa, Keely and Isabella Perry, Amy Hemstad and Ryan Rica,and Elizabeth, Kimberly and Gavin Bigner. One Great Grandchild JAYCION PAUL HOWARD Two brothers Larry and Gary sterling, 2 sisters Judy Gaspart and Myra Timberlake Also Many nieces and nephews. He was proceeded in death by his parents Hyman and Norma Sterling, one brother Jim sterling and one sister Peggy Smith. He also leaves behind two loving pets Bella and Glitter Sterling. Two very special ones were waiting for him Sugar and Chester sterling. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, July 23, 2020 at 1:30 PM from the chapel of D.T. Williams Funeral Home, 67525 Hwy. 41, Pearl River, La. Visitation on Thursday at the funeral home from 10:00 AM until service time. He will wait for the Lords return at Evans Creek cemetery. You will be forever Loved and missed.
“God has made a way for all who mourn and grieve, death will never be the end, if you just believe.” On July 15, 2020, Gene M. Faurie went home to be with our Lord and Savior. Born on June 6, 1949 to Wallace and Odile Faurie, he was a retired United Methodist minister, Vietnam Veteran, Carpenter, phone repairman, mechanic, electrician, clown, jokester, husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend to all. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Debbie Cutrer Faurie, a son, Gene M. Faurie, Jr., his daughter Terri Faurie Guitreau (Troy), his grandson Dakota Guitreau, mother Odile Barousse Faurie, sister Lynn Breuhl (Bob), brother Mark Faurie (Patti), sister in laws Chanel Cutrer and Ellen Reagin, brother in laws Jerry Cutrer (Dianna) and Claude Cutrer, Jr. as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and special friends. He is preceded in death by an infant son, Wade Michael, his father Wallace M. Faurie, father and mother in law Claude and Margaret Cutrer, and sister in law Susan Cutrer. He will be greatly cherished and missed by all who knew him. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday July 18, 2020 at 1 pm with visitation from 11 am until service time at Pearl River United Methodist Church 65480 Hwy 41 Pearl River, LA 70452. Interment to be held at a later date at Southeast Louisiana Veterans Cemetery in Slidell, LA. Williams Funeral Home Pearl River, Louisiana in charge of arrangements.
Edward Prattini, Jr.
Edward "Eddie" H. Prattini Jr., 44, of Slidell, was called home to the Lord on June 24, 2020. He was born to Edward Prattini Sr. and to the late Gloria Prattini on June 18, 1976 in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was a wonderful son, brother, uncle, father and friend whom his family cherished very much. Eddie was a cook in many local restaurants and a fun, loving and adventurous person who loved to live life to the fullest. Eddie is survived by his father Edward Sr., his sisters Roxann and Cheryl, his seven nieces and nephews, and his wonderful children Arriana, Alexis and Aiden. Eddie's memorial will be held at Grace Memorial Church on Friday July 17, 2020 at 1:00pm. Williams Funeral Home 67525 Hwy 41 Pearl River, LA 70452 in charge or arrangements.
Dennis Freeman, born on Feb. 20, 1966 in Picayune, MS., passed away on Wed., July 8, 2020.
He was a lifelong resident of Pearl River, La. and a Carpenter in the construction business.
Dennis is survived by his mother, Addie Singletary Freeman, brother, Travis Freeman, Jr. (Sue) and a sister, Lorri Freeman Perkins (Dale). He is also survived by nieces and nephews, Tasha Nicole Hagadone (Michael), Aaron Benjamin Freeman (Alexis), Randy Freeman (Shaynna), Weston Perkins (Skye), Austin Perkins, and Emily Perkins and a host of great-nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his father, Travis Freeman, Sr. and a brother, Windel Freeman.
A memorial service will be announced at a later date.
On Sunday July 12, 2020 Christopher Emile Polk, age 28 of Pearl River, LA passed away peacefully. He is survived by his parents Scott Polk (Lisa) and Tiffany Luttrell, his brother Brett Micheal Crosser, his aunts and uncles Christy Polk, Louis Polk, Robert Luttrell, and Earnest Jefferson, and his grandparents, Mary Polk, Cynthia Luttrell, and Vickie Johnson. He will be forever cherished and loved by all who knew him. His family would like to invite friends and family to attend visitation on Thursday July 16, 2020 from 6 pm to 9 pm and again on Friday July 17, 2020 from 9 am until Funeral Service time at 11 am at Williams Funeral Home 67525 Hwy 41 Pearl River, LA 70452. Interment to follow at Evans Creek Cemetery in Pearl River, LA. (Due to the recent mandate given by the Governor of Louisiana, Masks are required to enter the building for the Visitation and Funeral. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.)
Wuanita Theodora Browne Talley, of Talisheek, LA passed away peacefully on July 2, 2020 at the age of 99 yrs. She was born on March 21, 1921 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Her father, Dr. Waldmar Therodor Browne died when she was but 12 years old. She grew up during the Depression and married Vernon Adolph Talley. She is survived by her 6 children; Glenrose Pitt of Natchatches, LA., Vernon E. Talley of Talisheek, La., Mary Talley Crawford of Pearl River, LA., Monroe L. Talley of St. Amant, LA., Clinton A. Talley of Angie, LA., and Suzette Bush of Newfield, NJ., 13 grandchildren, numerous great grandchildren and great great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents Marie Brauer Lacroix Browne and Waldmar Therodor Browne. She will be deeply loved and cherished by all she leaves behind. Funeral services will be held on Saturday July 11, 2020 at 11:30 am form the chapel of Williams Funeral Home 67525 Hwy 41 Pearl River, LA 70452. Visitation will be held on Saturday July 11, 2020 form 9:30 am until service time at 11:30 am. Interment to follow at Evans Creek Cemetery, Pearl River, LA.
Thomas Tilmer Morris, born November 19, 1943, passed away on Wednesday, June 24, 2020 in Slidell, La at the age of 76.
He was a retired foreman with United States Gypsum and was honorably discharged from the United States Navy.
Thomas was the husband of the late Drema Morris for 27 years. He was the father of Sherry Morris and Paula Faciane, and son of the late Clinton and Edna Morris. Brother to Effie Reinike, Elaine Penton, Cora Lawson and the late Frank Morris and Juanita Tresh. He is grand-father to Erin and Kayla Hamilton, and Mikhail Elison, and great grandfather to Faith Hamilton, Brian Hamilton, Renesmee Hamilton, Jason Marks, Jaliyah Marks, Ayden Warren, Brandon Deflanders and Braelyn Deflanders.
A memorial service will be held on Wednesday July 8, 2020 at 6 pm from the chapel of D.T. Williams Funeral Home, 67525 Hwy. 41, Pearl River, La. Visitation will be from 4 pm until service time.
Private committal service will be held at Southeast Louisiana Veterans Cemetery, Slidell, La., at a later date.
On Thursday July 2, 2020 Chiffone Singletary, age 92 of Pearl River, LA went peacefully to be with her Lord and savior. Mrs. Chiffone was a long time member of Charter Oak Baptist Church. She is survived by her sister in law Marie Singletary, her nieces and nephews Tammy Kozier (Mike), Carl Singletary (Melissa), Cheri Cebulski (Joe), and Michael Singletary, and great nieces and nephews Kristin, Daniel, Chelsea, Thomas, Jason, and John. Chiffone is preceded in death by her husband Larry Singletary, and her parents Sangu and Ni Pin Zhang Chang. She will be deeply missed. Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday July 7, 2020 at 12 pm at Charter Oak Baptist Church in Pearl River, LA with visitation from 10 am until service time. Interment to follow at Charter Oak Cemetery. Brother Carl Dickens and Roger Miller to be officiating. Williams Funeral Home 67525 Hwy 41 Pearl River, LA 70452 in charge of arrangements.
Craig John Parker, Sr.
Craig John Parker, Sr., born March 4, 1967 to Charles Parker and Judy Gaudet, passed away on Jun 25, 2020 at 5:05 pm at the age of 53 due to complications with his heart. Craig was a loving big-hearted man, who worked as an auto paint and body man, an oysterman for many years, and loved spending time fishing. He is survived by his children Craig John Parker Jr. age 21 of Quitman, MS, Charles E Parker, III age 16, Angilina S. Parker age 13, and Clayton S. Parker age 11, his parents, Charles Parker, I, Judy Gaudet and step-mother, Brenda Parker, his ex-wife Jennifer R. Parker of Quitman, MS, his siblings and their children; Michael and Lisa Hicks and daughter Marley Hicks of Bay St. Louis, MS., Amber Parker Galey and James Galey and father of Ambers kids Markie Malone and their kids Kyle Malone, Kayla Malone, and Samantha Galey of Slidell, LA, Kevin Parker Romano and his children Kevin Romano Jr and Alexis Romano of Gretna, LA, Oscar Joseph Pagart and girlfriend Jennifer Buxton and his children’s mother Felicia Davis and their children Joey, Heather, and Chelsea Davis of Gretna, LA, Charles J. Pagart and his children Angilina and Clayton Parker of Gretna, LA., and Mary Alice Francis Pagart her children Crystal and Chrsitina Pagart and grandchildren Bradley Malone and Starlynn Ferman all of Lacombe, LA. Craig is also survived by his closest and dearest friends he considered his brothers; Timothy Myers, Andrew Arceneaux, Sonny Penton, Bobby Treadway, James Howerton, and his brother in law Milton Sims, numerous aunts, uncles, God children, nieces, and nephews and his dog Trump. Mr. Parker is preceded in death by his brother Charles Edward Parker, II. He will be greatly missed and loved forever by all who knew him. Memorial Services will be held on Friday July 3, 2020 at 2 pm from the chapel of Williams Funeral Home 67525 Hwy 41, Pearl River, LA 70452. Brother Danny Williams to be officiating.
Donald "Don" Joseph Crowe
On Tuesday June 23, 2020 Donald “Don” Joseph Crowe, age 70 of Pearl River, LA went peacefully to be with our Lord surrounded by his loving family. He was a faithful and devoted member of 1st Pentecostal Church in Slidell, LA for 30 years. Don loved writing, singing, and playing music. He is survived by his children Angie Crowe Mumphrey (Andre), Jennifer Moran Reams, Tony Joseph Crowe (Katie), and Clinton John Crowe, his siblings; Alton Daniel Crowe Sr., Rodger Dale Crowe, Kathy Lynn Crowe Shirah, John Wayne Crowe, Ricky Neil Crowe, Russell Gene Crowe, and Damon Richard Crowe, and his grandchildren; Bethany Mumphrey Cutrer (Robby), Madison Mumphrey, Katelyn Mumphrey, Trinity Reams, Dallas Crowe, and one on the way (Lane Donald Crowe). Don is preceded in death by his parents Alton Daniel Crowe, Sr. and Margaret Becker Crowe, and his siblings Robert “Red” George Crowe, Douglas Grant Crowe, Dorothy Lou Crowe Hoover, Clara Joan Crowe Weaver, Kenneth Patrick “Pat” Crowe, and Raymond James Crowe. He will be deeply missed and cherished by everyone who knew him. The family of Mr. Crowe would like to give a special thanks to the nurses and aids of St. Tammany Hospice for all the love and care they gave to Don during this difficult time.
Visitation will be held on Friday June 26, 2020 from 6 pm to 9 pm and again on Saturday June 27, 2020 from 9 am until Funeral time at 11 am from the chapel of Williams Funeral Home 67525 Hwy 41 Pearl River, LA 70452. Interment to follow at Hickory Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Pearl River, LA. Brother Donald Bryan to be officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations preferred to the family to help cover final expenses.
Rodney William Herbert, Sr.
On Sunday June 14, 2020 Rodney William Herbert, Sr. age 61 of Slidell, LA passed away. He loved fishing, softball, and the casino among many things. Mr. Rodney was loved by many and never met a stranger. He is survived by his children Shanell Carr (Chris) and Rodney Herbert Jr., his grandchildren Samantha Moseley (Seth Davis), Isabella Bowen, and Crislynn Carr, his siblings Kay Falgoust, Jules Herbert III, Cathy Scott, Mark Wilkinson, Jimmy Wilkinson, Cindy Bahr, and Nancy Wilkinson, his godson Dennis Falgoust II, his step mother Louise Herbert, and son in law Bobby Moseley. Mr. Rodney is preceded in death by his parents Jules Henry Herbert Jr. and Annie Rose Helton, and his sisters Johnnie Hoffpauir and Terri Praesel. He will be forever cherished and greatly missed. Memorial Services will be held on Thursday June 25, 2020 from 6 pm to 7:30 pm with Funeral service starting at 7:30 pm from the chapel of Williams Funeral Home 67525 Hwy 41, Pearl River, LA 70452.
Mark David Landry
On Wednesday June 10, 2020 Mark David Landry, age 60 of Slidell, LA went to be with our Lord. He is survived by his wife of 35 yrs Jacqueline “Jackie” Landry, his son Chad A. Landry, and his brother Michael R. Landry. Mr. Mark is preceded in death by his parents Thomas and Jane Landry. He will be deeply missed. Mark served in the United States Air Force and loved to play golf, watch the Saints play football, and enjoyed the Nascar races.
Memorial Services will be held on Thursday June 18, 2020 from 9 am to 11 am with the service starting at 11 am from the chapel of Williams Funeral Home 67525 Hwy 41 Pearl River, LA 70452. Interment to be held at a later date at Southeast Louisiana Veterans Cemetery in Slidell, LA. In lieu of flowers, donations to STARC of Louisiana 40201 Hwy 190 E. Slidell, La 70461 can be made in Mark’s name.
Jennie “Jerry” Helen Abney Gant, born in New Orleans LA, and a resident of Slidell and Hickory for the past 80 years, passed away peacefully on Monday, June 8th, 2020. Loving Mother of Thomas George (Phyllis) and Davy Jay (Sandra) Gant. She was preceded in death by her husband of 38 years Elmer Clell Gant Sr. and her eldest son Elmer “Chip” Gant Jr. Jennie is also survived by her daughter-in-law Melissa” Missy” Gant. Jennie was the daughter of the late Leo S. Abney Sr. and Helen Boyle Abney. She was preceded in death by four siblings: Malcolm John, Leo Jr., Dennie Willard and Gloria Luther Boyles. Jennie was the second oldest of nine children. She is survived by her siblings: Robert “Bobby” Crosby, William “Billy” John, Ellis James “Jimmy” and Adrian Abney Innerarity. Jennie was “Jay” to eight grandchildren: Nicole (Judd), Thomas “Tom” (Tami), Richard “Rick” (Tracy), Wendy, Michael (Jenna), Donna, Amanda “Mandy” (Jason) and Davy Jay. One greatgrandchild, Jake Thomas, preceded her in death and she is survived by fourteen great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. Jennie also has many nieces, nephews and cousins who loved her dearly and they spent many hours visiting and helping Jennie with her hobbies of baking, sewing, antiquing and genealogy. Jennie was active in Cub scouts, PTA, First United Methodist Church Sunday School and was Room Mother for her three sons. The Abney Genealogy History Book, was researched by Jennie and Robert Grace Abney and penned by Robert Grace Abney, was published on her 91st birthday. A graveside service will be held on Saturday, June 13th,2020, at Greenwood Cemetery at 11:00 AM. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Jennie's name to a charity of your choice.
On Thursday June 4, 2020 Frances Mary Thomas Pichon, age 83 of Slidell, LA went peacefully to be with our Lord. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her. Mrs. Frances is survived by her sons Charles Thomas Knight, Robert Alan Knight, Richard Glen Knight, and Randall David Knight, and numerous grandchildren. Cherish her memories and keep her close in your heart.
Williams Funeral Home 67525 Hwy 41 Pearl River, LA 70452 in charge of arrangements.
Cherish Amber Singletary
Cherish Amber Singletary, born September 2, 1986 in Conroe, TX., passed away on Thursday, June 4, 2020 in Slidell, La.
She is survived by her husband, the love of her life, Jason Singletary and her children, Kylie Lynn King and Cadence Amber King, who were also the loves of her life. Parents, Mark A. Claus and Felicia Bingham and her siblings, Corey Claus (Brittney), Chasity Claus (Chase), Shawn Bingham (Holly) and Colby Fullen (Holli). Cherish is also survived by her paternal grandparents, Ronald L. and Nancy J. Claus and step-siblings, Jordan Blackstone, Morgan Blackstone, Lacy Blackstone and Joseph Chesnutt and a host of Aunts, Uncles, Cousins and friends.
Preceded in death by her maternal grandparents Tina Inez White and Ed Bingham.
Memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 6, 2020 at D.T. Williams Funeral Home, 67525 Hwy. 41, Pearl River, La. 70452, with visitation from 2:00 PM until 5:00 PM with the Eulogy starting at 5 PM
Sadie Johnson O’Berry, born March 22, 1936, passed away on Wednesday June 3, 2020 surrounded by family. She and her husband, Willis owned and operated O’Berry Slaughter House where she worked alongside her husband.
Mrs. Sadie is survived by 2 sisters, Shirley Elizabeth O’Berry and Audrey Johnson Asay and a host of nieces and nephews. She was very loved and respected by her family.
Preceded in death by her husband, Willis O’Berry, her parents, James Andrew Johnson and Mamie Ava Johnson, and a brother, Frederick Wilkins.
Funeral services will be held on Friday June 5, 2020 at 11 am, from the chapel of D.T. Williams Funeral Home, 67525 Hwy. 41, Pearl River, La. Visitation at the funeral home will be held from 9 am until service time.
Interment to follow at Audubon Cemetery, Pearl River, La.
On Sunday May 24, 2020 Sylvia Thorp passed away peacefully at Greenbriar Community Care Center. She was born on October 19, 1939 in Monterrey, Mexico and worked as a legal secretary. Sylvia was a member of the Greenbriar family for over 22 years. She is remembered by her love for coffee and social time, speaking in her native language and reminiscing of memories with her sister Nancy. Sylvia will be missed and fondly remembered by staff and residents. Graveside services will be held on Tuesday June 2, 2020 at 11 am at Hickory Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Pearl River, LA located at Williams Funeral Home
On Saturday May 16, 2020 Carol Jane Lea, age 68 of Pearl River, LA went to be with our Lord. She is survived by her son Michael Deroche, Jr (Danielle), her brother Leo Schwarz (Michele), and her grandchildren Cameron, Anna, James, and William. Carol is preceded in death by her husband James “J.D.” Lea, her parents Albert and Mary Schwarz, and her brothers Harold “Gene” Schwarz and John “J.C.” Schwarz. She will be greatly missed. Graveside Services will be held on Saturday May 23, 2020 at 1:15 pm at Austin Cemetery Pearl River, LA. We will be hosting a visitation prior to the graveside service from 11 am to 1 pm at Williams Funeral Home 67525 Hwy 41 Pearl River, LA 70452. Brother Joe Rozelle to be officiating.
On Thursday May 14, 2020 Jackie Yvonne Rosser, age 72 of Picayune, MS passed away. She will be greatly missed. Jackie is survived by her children Kyle E Herkender and Ginger Herkender, her brothers Jimmy Rosser (Debbie) and Ricky Rosser, Sr., her grandchildren Kyle W. Herkender, Ryan Herkender, and Liam Herkender, and a host of friends especially Kristy and William Whitehead. She is preceded in death by her parents Vera and Wallace Rosser, Sr., three brothers and one sister. Memorial Services to be held at a later date. Williams Funeral Home 67525 Hwy 41 Pearl River, LA 70452 in charge or arrangements.
Raymond Bourgeois III
Raymond Michael Bourgeois III aka “RayRay” to mom and dad and “worm” to his friends, was born a big bundle of joy on September 23, 1987. He went to a better place in his sleep on April 23, 2020 at the age of 32. He came into this world smiling and never stopped. No matter how bad life got, he just smiled and lived it to his best ability. He loved helping people and was very selfless, when it came to that, he didn’t judge anyone. He loved fishing, hunting, riding 4 wheelers, and shooting pool for Mr C’s Bar. He loved his job and co-workers/family at R’s Towing. Ray loved his family and friends more than they will know. He loved his god children and would have helped them through this crazy life. His sister said it best, “God knew he wanted to do so much for everyone, he knew he was a peace keeper and lived and cared for everyone. Therefore God took him up and made him our guardian angel so he can keep us safe forevermore. He is not struggling for peace on earth anymore.” You are so very missed and loved son, sincerely Mom, Dad, April, and Kameron. RayRay is survived by his parents Gracie G Coble (Robby) and Raymond M Bourgeois, Jr. (Hattie), his sister April N Morressey (Jonny), step brothers and sisters; Anna Coble, Ashley Wright, Ronnie Reeb, Ryan Reeb, Rene Reeb, and Marie Dobson, and his grandparents; W. Reed Gorden, Betty Loyd, and Janet Bourgeois. He is also survived by his God Children whom he considered his own Kameron Bourgeois (Kiah), Kash Jordan, Kayden David, David Jordan, Jayce Bankston, Jordan Bankston, Bella Bankston, and Christina Lovell, his girlfriend of 2 ½ years Jessica Franklin, life long friend Madelyn M David, Godmother and aunt Donna Cobb (Danny), Aunts and Uncles; Kenneth, Shelia, Clifton, Reid, Sylvia, Eddie, Shawn, Autumn, Clay, Shannon, Henry, Janice Cobb (Dave), Cheryl Edward (Jeff), Karen Trapani (Tony), and Rodney Bourgeois (Brandy), nieces and nephews; Michael Foster, Rowdy Foster, Julia Morrissey, Mia Morrissey, and Jonathon Morrissey, great niece Kallie Mae Bourgeois, and numerous cousins and friends. He is preceded in death by his great grandparents Grace and Clint Hunt and Mary Stratton, his grandparents Barbara Gorden, Earl Loyd, and Raymond Bourgeois Sr., his godfather and uncle Wayne Bourgeois, his uncle David Gorden, and his step brother Robert Coble Jr. Ray will be forever cherished in the hearts of all who knew him. Memorial Services will be scheduled at a later date. Williams Funeral Home 67525 Hwy 41 Pearl River, LA 70452 in charge of arrangements.
Stella Harper Jones
On Friday May 8, 2020 Stella Harper Jones, age 79 of Pearl River, La went peacefully to be with our Lord surrounded by her loving family. She loved being a home maker and her church where she taught 4th grade Sunday School at First Baptist Church in Pearl River, LA. She will be greatly missed. Ms. Stella is survived by her children Rebecca Parker (Stephan), Anita Harris (James), and Kevin Jones (Twylla), her grandchildren; Tabitha, Shaunna and Aaron (Erin), Dennon (Keri Ann), and Kirsten, and a host of nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her husband of 49 years Carroll Jones, her parents Marion and Birdie Harper, and her siblings Robert Harper, Lula Harper, Doris Zechenelly, Joyce Maxwell, and Elaine Taylor. Private graveside services were held at Austin Cemetery in Pearl River, LA. Williams Funeral Home 67525 Hwy 41 Pearl River, LA 70452 in charge of arrangements.
On Friday May 1, 2020 Patricia Louise Vance Phillips, age 69 of Slidell, LA went to be with our Lord. She is survived by her husband of 51 yrs George C. Phillips, the mother to two children Larry and Cheryl, and Maw Maw to many grandchildren Ashley, Joshua, Anthony, Austin, and Cameron. She will be loved and missed by all her family. Williams Funeral Home 67525 Hwy 41 Pearl River, LA 70452 in charge or arrangements.
Claire Mistretta passed away on April 27, 2020 in Slidell, Louisiana from Covid 19. Claire was born July 29, 1928. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She was preceded in death by her loving husband Frank Mistretta Sr., son Frank Mistretta Jr., daughter Patricia SzLag, and granddaughter Jodi Auxilien. Claire is survived by Diane Mistretta (daughter-in-law), grandchildren Cindy Dwyer (Johnny), Frank Mistretta III (Kim), Louann DeRoche (Darren), and Louis Mistretta. Great grandchildren Charles Auxilien (Randi), Michael Beals (Kasie), Frank Mistretta IV (Danielle), Mindy Perrin, Louis Mistretta II, Max Decote, and Mary Kate Mistretta, and 9 great great grandchildren. A private service will be held in her honor at a later date. Williams Funeral Home 67525 Hwy 41 Pearl River, LA 70452 in charge of arrangements.
Douglas Edward Gamso
On Monday April 27, 2020 Douglas Edward Gamso, age 58 of Slidell, La passed away. Mr. Gamso loved riding his motorbike and loved his family more than life. He was a good person and would do anything for anyone. He will be deeply missed. Douglas is survived by his life companion Linda Poe, his children Jillian Gorman, Ashley Peachey, Daniel Gamso, Jennifer Peachey, David Gamso, and Shelby Lindsey, his step children Rachel Honea, Chelsea Ellinger, and Charles Ellinger, 14 grandchildren, and numerous brothers, sisters, nieces, and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents Leo and Elizabeth Gamso. Memorial Services will be held at a later date. Williams Funeral Home 67525 Hwy 41 Pearl River, LA 70452 in charge or arrangements.
On Sunday May 3, 2020 Elaine Beverly Reavis Harper age 74, of Pearl River, La went peacefully to be with our Lord surrounded by her loving family. She is survived by her husband of 55 yrs Robert "Butch" Harper, her children Robin Lynn Moore (Tim), Jennifer Marie Alligood (Scott), and Joy P. Harper, her siblngs William Reavis (Lois), Warren Reavis (Debbie), Chester Reavis, Iris Whitehead (Bruce), and Shirley Smith (Jimmy), grandchildren; Heather, Julissa, Rodney, Bethany, Destiny, Tyler, Brayden, Brianna, and Liam, step grandchildren Danielle and Timothy Moore, and a host of great grandchildren. Mrs. Elaine is preceded in death by her parents Warren and Shirley Mae Reavis, and her brothers Jessie and Wayne Reavis. She will be greatly missed. Graveside services will be held for Immediate family on Friday May 8, 2020 at 1 pm at Austin Cemetery, Pearl River, LA. Brother Tobey Pitman to be officiating. Williams Funeral Home 67525 Hwy 41 Pearl River, LA 70452 in charge or arrangements.
On Friday May 1, 2020 Robbi Baragona, age 63 of Pearl River, LA passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family. She had a strong passion for her artistic skills in the Floral Industry where she had her own business, and she loved spending time outdoors. Robbi was a member of the Baptist faith and was cherished by all who met her. She a very strong willed, funny, witty, woman who befriended anyone and everyone she met. She will be greatly missed. Robbi is survived by her children Angela Touchet, Andrea Baragona Preveau (Jason), and Ethan Baragona, stepdaughter Billie Chauppetta (Alex Sr.), her grandchildren Cynthia White, Victoria Stewart, and Brantley Preveau, , step grandchildren Chantel, Alex Jr.(Rebecca), and Katelyn, and great granddaughter Kinsley Marie. She is preceded in death by her husband Bruce Charles Baragona, her parents Nancy and Herbert Marelo, and her brother Johnny Moore.
Graveside services will be held on Tuesday May 5, 2020 at 2 pm at Holmes Cemetery in Talisheek, LA. Brother Tobey Pitman to be officiating. Williams Funeral Home 67525 Hwy 41 Pearl River, LA 70452 in charge or arrangements.
On Monday April 13, 2020 Geneva Byrd Ziegler, age 82 of Slidell, La went peacefully to be with our Lord. She is survived by her children Fred Ziegler, Elaine Morain, and John Ziegler, her siblings George Byrd, Ben Byrd, and Ann Wolf, 14 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, and 4 great great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her loving husband Jacob Ziegler Sr., her children Jacob Ziegler Jr. and Martha Ziegler, her parents Earthen and Letha Byrd, and her siblings James Byrd, Billy Byrd, and Elisie Dominigue. She will be deeply missed. Memorial Services will be held at a later date. Williams Funeral Home 67525 Hwy 41 Pearl River, LA 70452 in charge or arrangements.
On Monday April 27, 2020 Douglas Edward Gamso, age 58 of Slidell, LA passed away. Douglas loved his family, riding his motor bike more than life, was a good person and would do anything for anyone. He was loved by many. He is survived by numerous family members and friends. Memorial Services will be held at a later date. Williams Funeral Home 67525 Hwy 41 Pearl River, LA 70452 in charge of arrangements.
On Saturday April 25, 2020 Diane Catherine Maone, age 77 of Pearl River, LA passed away with her loving family by her side. She was dearly loved by her husband and family and will be missed greatly. She had a love for gardening and enjoyed motorcycles and classic cars with her husband. Mrs. Diane is survived by her husband Joseph Maone, her children David Michael Maone and April Ann Rester, her siblings Charles Hubert and Carol Scoriels, 4 grandchildren Derek Maone, Kevin Maone, Devin Rester, and Gaej Lavigne, and 2 great grandsons Kayden and Brayden Maone. She is preceded in death by her parents Charles Hubert Sr. and Ruby Ledet Hubert. Private memorial services will be held at a later date. Williams Funeral Home 67525 Hwy 41 Pearl River, LA 70452 in charge or arrangements. .
On Tuesday April 21, 2020 Eddie Eugene Singletary, age 63 of New Orleans, Louisiana went to be with our Lord. He was a devoted member of Abundant Life Jesus Name Community Church in Pearl River, La., and served in the United States Army. Eddie is survived by his aunts and uncles; Alton Daniel Crowe, Jr., Roger Crowe, John Crowe, Don Crowe, Ricky Crowe, Russell Crowe, Damon Crowe, and Kathy Crowe Shirah. He is preceded in death by his parents Clara Joan Crowe Singletary and Clifford Singletary, his sisters Lisa Singletary Edmonds and Ruby Singletary Ferguson, and his aunts and uncles; Dorothy Lou Crowe Hoover, Douglas Crowe, Patrick Crowe, Robert "Red" Crowe, and Raymond Crowe. He will be greatly missed. Graveside Services were held at Crowe Cemetery in Lacombe, Louisiana.
On Monday March 30, 2020 Julie Ann Hall Costello, age 51, of Slidell, La passed away. She was a loving mother, sister and friend to many. Julie had a very strong passion for music, she was extremely talented in the piano and clarinet, and was crowned as the Catfish Queen of the annual Catfish Festival in Pearl River. She will be deeply missed. Julie is survived by her daughter Pariche Fortenberry, her father Willie Hall, and her brother Troy Hall. She is preceded in death by her mother Jessica Marshall Hall. Memorial Services will be held at a later date. Williams Funeral Home 67525 Hwy 41 Pearl River, LA 70452 in charge of arrangements.
Betty Langhauser Ethridge
Betty Langhauser Ethridge, age 89, born Meridian, Ms., December 18, 1930 passed away on Monday, April 6, 2020. She was preceded in death by her parents Alonzo Blackwell and Lura Trest Blackwell, her first husband Raymond J. Langhauser, Sr., her second husband, Hubert Ethridge, 2 brothers, William A. (Pete) Blackwell, Gilbert A Blackwell and a sister, Esther Blackwell Tate. She is survived by 2 wonderful sons, Raymond J. Langhauser, Jr. and Michael A Langhauser (wife Tammy, 6 grandchildren, Stephanie, Brianna and Michael, Jr., Sarah and Micah and Colton, 2 great grandchildren, Lauren and Kylen and a great-great-grandchild, Kai. She is also survived by a host of nieces and nephews.
Betty was a longtime employee of Pitney Bowes, New Orleans, La.
Private burial was held.
A memorial service will be announced at a later date
She was a longtime resident of Slidell, La. working as the lunch room manager in the public school system.
Mrs. Patsy is survived by 2 daughters, Judy Ann Craddock Comeaux and Patricia Gwyn Craddock, a brother, Daniel Lee Pace and 6 grandchildren, Tommy Joe Singletary, Penny Comeaux Hulon, Erica Sylvester, Allison Craddock Peterson, Cassie Craddock and Paige Craddock. She is also survived by 5 Great-grandchildren, Kimberlee Ann Singletary, Caleb Michael Hulon, Khali Craddock, Mallory Martin and Nolan Sylvester.
Preceded in death by her husband, Jimmy Gerald Craddock, 2 sons, Jimmy Gerald Craddock Jr. and Paul Ray Craddock, a brother, Robert Wayne Pace and her parents, Robert and Bertha Pace.
Private funeral will be held.
Arrangements by D.T. Williams Funeral Home, 67525 Hwy. 41, Pearl River, La.
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