November 28, 2006
DEATHS (Part 2of 2)
William Daniel "Mr. Bill" Krewitz; the Rev. Willie N. "Billy" Kyser; Dorothy M. Moak; Carolyn Murphy "Deda" Moncrieffe; Jamie McNeely Paige; Jeanne Marie Parker; Essie Louise Davis Turner Pearce; Vivian Ruth Reinninger Rayborn; Carl Lynn Sanders; Anna Katherine Saucier; Herman Smith; William Walter "Mr. Bill" Thompson; Osdell Eloise Dougherty; John Vignes; Myrne Marie Teaser Warren; Cornelius "Pipe" Washington Jr.
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He was ever mindful of the needs of others and lived a Godly, useful life. He was 101, born Oct. 6, 1905, in Llano, Texas, and died Sunday, Nov. 26, 2006, at Baton Rouge General Medical Center- Mid City. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, with the rank of colonel. He retired from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in New Orleans. He was a former resident of Harahan and lived at Williamsburg Assisted Living in Baton Rouge. He was preceded in death by his wife, Florence Brown Krewitz. He is survived by his nephews, Steve Hogg and wife Mary of Gulf Breeze, Fla., Jim Powell and wife Joyce of Benoit, Miss., and Robert Powell and wife Nancy of Greenville, S.C.; nieces, Frances Cotaya and husband Julian of Gulf Breeze and Marion Beadle and husband Burton of Baton Rouge; great- niece, Holly Hallum and husband Trent of Baton Rouge; and numerous great- and grandnieces and grandnephews. Visitation at St. James Episcopal Church on Wednesday, Nov. 29, from 11 a.m. until service at 11:30 a.m., conducted by the Rev. Susan Davidson of All Saints Episcopal Church, River Ridge. Interment in Roselawn Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to your favorite charity. Arrangements by Welsh Funeral Home, 6700 Florida Blvd.
Kyser, the Rev. Willie N. "Billy"
A retired mechanical engineer and a resident of Baton Rouge, he died at 6:05 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 25, 2006, at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center. He was 66 and a native of New Orleans. Visiting at Nazarene Baptist Church on Wednesday, Nov. 29, from 9 a.m. until religious service at 11 a.m., conducted by Dr. Albert Green Jr. Interment in Roselawn Memorial Park. Survived by his wife, Rubie T. Kyser; four daughters and three sons-in-law, Melissa Early, Priscilla and Arthur Sopsher, Crystal and Darrick Joseph, and Louvinia and Henry Thomas; two sons, Willie Kyser III and wife Yolanda, and Kenny Kyser; six sisters, Ida, Mary, Brenda, Rosetta, Angela and Myrlene; three brothers, Freddie, John and Newton; and 12 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father, Willie Kyser Sr.; mother, Viola McCreary; and sister, Barbara Jean Kelly. Pallbearers will be Joshua Banks, Alvin McCreary, Roderick Early II, Arthur Sopsher, Darrick Joseph and Henry Thomas Jr. Honorary pallbearers are Kenny Kyser Sr., Willie Kyser III, Cory Early, Willie Kyser IV, Kenneth Banks Jr., Henry Thomas III, Harry Nelson, Darian Thomas, Keon Kyser, Desmond Banks and the ministers of Nazarene Baptist Church. He was a graduate of Capitol High School and attended Southern University. Special thanks to Dr. Abernathy and the staff of Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center. Arrangements by Capital Funeral Home.
Moak, Dorothy M.
Dorothy M. Moak, 91, passed away on Monday, Nov. 27, 2006, at LSU Medical Center. She was a resident of Bogalusa. She is survived by her daughter, Barbara Lewis and husband Ted of Kentwood; a grandson, Brian Scott Lewis of Austin, Texas; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Weldon Moak; brothers, Prentiss Mathis, the Rev. Cecil Mathis and Bill Mathis; a sister, Anna Meade Leggitt; and a grandson, Joey Lewis. Visitation at Brown-McGehee Funeral Home chapel in Bogalusa on Wednesday, Nov. 29, from 9 a.m. until service at 1 p.m., with the Rev. Dr. Bob Adams officiating. Burial in Moak's Creek Cemetery, Summit, Miss. Pallbearers will be Meade Mathis, Freddie Smith, Brad Mathis, Mark Mathis, Carey Smith and Mike Smith.
Moncrieffe, Carolyn Murphy "Deda"
A retired employee with the East Baton Rouge Parish school system, she died Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2006, at her home in Baton Rouge. She was 84 and a native of the Ravenwood community in Pointe Coupee Parish. Visiting at Little Rock Missionary Baptist Church on Wednesday, Nov. 29, from 9 a.m. until religious service at 11 a.m., conducted by the Rev. Joe Coleman Sr. Interment in Winnfield Memorial Park. She is survived by two daughters, Carolyn and husband Bobby Johnson, Zachary, and Barbara Meyers, Baton Rouge; stepdaughter, Ruth Jefferson, Baton Rouge; two sons and daughters- in-law, Samuel and Almenia Moncrieffe and Peter and Brenda Moncrieffe, all of Baton Rouge; stepson, Louis Moncrieffe Jr., Baton Rouge; three sisters, Iceola Dixon, Seattle, Olivia Guerin, Fort Worth, Texas, and Ernestine and husband Jimmy Mills, Baton Rouge; 18 grandchildren, five stepgrandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, eight stepgreat-grandchildren and a stepgreat-great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husband, Louis Moncrieffe Sr.; parents, Isreal and Bessie Murphy; son, Darrell Moncrieffe Sr.; five brothers, Jessie Reed and Alex, James, Charles and Ernest Murphy; and two sisters, Leola Duncan and Willie Mae Moore. Arrangements by Winnfield Funeral Home.
Paige, Jamie McNeely
A native of Woodville, Miss., and a resident of Baker, she was born on June, 2, 1929. She was 77 and since February of this year she had made her home with her son in Napoleonville. She died on Saturday, Nov. 25, 2006, at 4 p.m. Visiting at Charlet Funeral Home Inc. in Zachary on Monday, Nov. 27, was from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Visiting resumes at the funeral home Tuesday from 8:30 a.m. until service at 10 a.m., conducted by the Rev. Jason Palermo. Burial in Greenoaks Memorial Park in Baton Rouge. She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Joseph L. Paige; two daughters, Mary A. Swearingen and Sharon E. Zito, both of Baker; two sons, Joseph L. Paige Jr. of Walker and Jerry Paige and wife Michelle Butler Paige of Napoleonville; and two sisters, Adelle Robinson of Baton Rouge and Lucy Rosenthal of St. Francisville. She is also survived by eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, James Clarence and Mary Alda Delaneauville McNeely. Pallbearers will be Lt. Jake Paige, Luke Paige, Chris Zito, Corey Altazin, Wallace E. Paige and Tommy Paige. Honorary pallbearers are W.G. Plettinger, Gaston Gerald, Willie Wyatt, Lewis Powell, Herbie Hebert, Al Blanchard, Joe Cannon, Willard Clapp, Henry Locklar, Jimmy Suggs and Al Suggs. A special thanks to Dr. Charles Bolotte and staff at Assumption Community Hospital, Napoleonville, for their dedication and compassionate care in our time of need. Also a special thank you to Gladys Gros for her loving care.
Parker, Jeanne Marie
A beloved wife, mother, daughter and friend, she passed away on Sunday, Nov. 26, 2006, in Denham Springs, following a long, courageous battle with cancer. Jeanne is survived by her husband, Chris, and their three sons, Michael, Adam and Nick; her mother, Bea Clark; and brother, Dan DeRouchey and his wife, Diana. Family visitation will be at Rabenhorst Funeral Home East, 11000 Florida Blvd., on Tuesday, Nov. 28, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Service will be held at Lutheran Church of Our Savior, 3555 Jones Creek Road, at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 29. Memorials to the church may be given in Jeanne's name in lieu of flowers if desired.
Pearce, Essie Louise Davis Turner
"For everything there is a season and a time for every purpose under Heaven." Eccl. 3:1. A beautiful lady, Essie Louise Davis Turner Pearce, passed away into glory on Sunday, Nov. 26, 2006, at Lane Regional Medical Center in Zachary. She was 91. Maw Maw Pearce was loved by all who knew her. She was a member of Blackwater Methodist Church. Visitation at Greenoaks Funeral Home chapel, 9595 Florida Blvd., ,on Tuesday, Nov. 28, from 10 a.m. until religious service at 2 p.m., with the Rev. Bill Moon officiating. Interment in Greenoaks Memorial Park. Survivors include her daughter, Jerry Beddingfield and husband Bobby; son, Jim Turner and wife Rosa; sister, Billie Ruth Lockwood and husband Allen; grandchildren, Brenda Gerald, Scott Beddingfield and wife Rhonda, Todd Beddingfield and wife Cheryl, Terrie Hodges and husband Johnny, and Tracie Butters; and 12 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Howard L. Turner and Ray Pearce; sisters, Margaret Hardin, Rebecca Snipes and Mariam Stanfill; brother, James W. Davis; and sister-in-law, Henrietta Davis. Pallbearers will be her grandsons. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Youth Fund at Blackwater Methodist Church. A special thanks to the doctors and nursing staff of Lane Regional Medical Center for their love and care of our mother and grandmother.
Rayborn, Vivian Ruth Reinninger
A native and resident of Watson, she passed away at 8:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 26, at Ochsner of Baton Rouge. She was 77. Visitation at Seale Funeral Home, Denham Springs, on Tuesday, Nov. 28, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. and in the chapel on Wednesday from 10 a.m. until funeral service at 2 p.m., conducted by Brother Benny Jones. Burial in Live Oak United Methodist Church Cemetery. She is survived by her daughters and a son-in-law, Linda and Roger Morris, and Janice Abadie; sons and daughters-in-law, Dale and Jennifer Rayborn and Ronald and Tina Rayborn; sisters, Hazel Chavers and Edith Benton; grandchildren, Michelle Morris, Lesley Howitz and husband Steven, Elizabeth Abadie, Frankie Abadie Jr. and wife Crystal, Amber Guidry, Cristi Burnett, Christopher Rayborn and Joshua Rayborn; great- grandchildren, Jayden Guidry, Brittany Carr, Natalie Lynn, Christian Abadie, Asa McCluskey and Haley Howitz; and special friend, Frankie Abadie Sr. She was preceded in death by her husband, R.T. Rayborn; parents, Will and Geneva Reinninger; son, Robby Rayborn; and four sisters and seven brothers.
Sanders, Carl Lynn
A retired U.S. Postal Service letter carrier and a director in the School of Communications at Shaw University, he died at 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16, 2006, at Kaiser Hospital, Fontana, Calif. He was 72, a resident of Rialto, Calif., and a native of Baton Rouge. He was a U.S. Navy veteran. Visiting at Winnfield Funeral Home, 7221 Plank Road, was on Monday, Nov. 27, from 9 a.m. until religious service at 11 a.m., conducted by the Rev. Glorious M. Wright. Interment in Southern Memorial Gardens. He is survived by four daughters, Linda and Yvette Sanders, both of Atlanta, Donia Thompson, Spokane, Wash., and Jolinda Scott, Chino Hills, Calif.; two sons, Carl L. Sanders Jr., New Orleans, and Sean E. Sanders, Rialto; two sisters, Lurtie S. Dillon, Petersburg, Va., and Constance M. Sanders, Chicago; two brothers, Melvin and Vernon Sanders, both of Baton Rouge; 12 grandchildren and several great- grandchildren. Preceded in death by his wife, Doris Sanders; parents, Edward and Josie Sanders; and a stepson. Pallbearers were Lee Andrew Jones, Amos Favorite, Bruce Sanders, Melvin Ray Sanders, Carl Sanders Jr., Daryl Malone and Sean Sanders. Honorary pallbearers are the Capitol High School class of 1952. He was educated in the East Baton Rouge Parish school system and graduated from San Diego High School. He received an associate degree from San Diego Junior College and a bachelor of arts degree from Shaw University. He received a master's degree in broadcast journalism from North Carolina Central University.
Saucier, Anna Katherine
"I have fought the good fight. I have finished my course. I have kept the faith." II Timothy 4:7. A loved wife, mother, daughter, sister and aunt, she passed away on Saturday, Nov. 25, 2006, at our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center. She was 42, born on April 9, 1964, in St. Francisville. She grew up in Central and graduated from Central High School in 1982. She received her associate degree in computer science from Southeastern Louisiana University in 1984. She was a resident of Baton Rouge and was a data analyst with Woodward Clyde Consultants. Visitation at Rabenhorst Funeral Home East, 11000 Florida Blvd., on Monday, Nov. 27, was from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Visitation resumes at the funeral home Tuesday from 10 a.m. until religious service at 12:30 p.m. Interment in Resthaven Gardens of Memory. She is survived by her gentle and devoted husband of 20 years, Randall P. Saucier; and by her loving and devoted son, Benjamin M. Saucier, 17. She is also survived by her loving family: father and stepmother, Barry and Susan Smith; sister and brother-in- law, Kandyce S. and Brian Cowart; niece, Hannah Cowart; nephew, Hayden Cowart; stepsisters, Emily Cowart and Amy and Austin Berthelot; grandmother, Billy O. Smith; father and mother-in-law, R.J. and Pat Saucier; sister and brother-in-law, Cheli M. and Keith Roberson; sister-in-law, Rebecca L. Saucier; nieces, Amanda, Jessica and Samantha Roberson; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. She was preceded in death by her mother, Katherine Doherty; grandmother, Florine Doherty; grandfathers, Charles A. Doherty and the Rev. Ted Smith.
A resident of Fifth Ward and retired from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers as a construction supervisor, he died Sunday, Nov. 26, 2006, in Fifth Ward. He was 85. Visiting at Hixson Brothers Funeral Home chapel, Marksville, on Tuesday, Nov. 28, from 5 p.m. until funeral service on Wednesday, Nov. 29, at 10 a.m. Burial in Our Lady of Lourdes cemetery in Fifth Ward. He is survived by three sons, Sam Smith Sr. of Livingston, and Melvin Smith and Donnie Smith, both of Simmesport; a daughter, Tammy Dauzat of Fifth Ward; 16 grandchildren and 37 great-grandchildren.
Thompson, William Walter "Mr. Bill"
He went to be with the Lord his Savior on Monday, Nov. 27, 2006, at his home after a battle with lung cancer. He was surrounded by his family and special friends. He was a Navy veteran of World War II, a graduate of Istrouma High School, a former employee of Exxon Chemical Co. and was retired from H.E. Wiese Construction Co. "Mr. Bill" was a member of lstrouma Masonic Lodge, Veterans of Foreign Wars, the American Legion and Campers on Mission. He is survived by his constant companion and love of his life, Alice L. Singleton; daughters, Beverly Sue Roberts and husband Dale, Sherry Thompson Winchell and husband Tom, and Eva Thompson Blades; sons, William Walter Thompson Jr., Ernest "Doug" Thompson and wife Karen, and Curtis R. Thompson and wife Cathy; brother, Joseph "Jack" Rogillio and wife Felicie; 14 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father, Ernest D. Thompson; and mother, Annie Love Thompson. The family would like to give special thanks to Dr. Jay Brooks, Dr. Robert Craig, St. Joseph's Hospice and the chemotherapy group at Ochsner's. Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Foundation or St. Joseph's Hospice. Visiting on Tuesday, Nov. 28, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., with Masonic service at 7 p.m., at Rabenhorst Funeral Home, 825 Government St. Visiting resumes at the funeral home Wednesday from 10 a.m. until religious service at noon, conducted by the Rev. Tim LaCoste. Interment in Roselawn Memorial Park.
Van Osdell, Eloise Dougherty
A homemaker, Eloise Dougherty Van Osdell, passed away of natural causes on Sunday, Nov. 26, 2006, at her home in Denham Springs. She was 89 and a native of Pride. Visiting at Rabenhorst Funeral Home East, 11000 Florida Blvd., on Tuesday, Nov. 28, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Visiting resumes at the funeral home chapel on Wednesday from 9 a.m. until religious service at 10 a.m., conducted by President Ruben B. Clark. Interment in Azalea Rest Cemetery, Zachary. She is survived by four daughters, Joyce Ann Brock, Eurline Landry, Jacqueline Jones and Judy O'Conner; two sons, Walter H. Van Osdell Jr. and Craig Van Osdell; 25 grandchildren and 44 great- grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter H. Van Osdell Sr.; parents, James Edward and Ella Croft Dougherty; two sisters and three brothers. Her grandsons will serve as pallbearers.
John Valentine "Val" Vignes died at 9:15 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 26, 2006, at Hospice of Baton Rouge Inpatient Unit after a short and very brave struggle with renal cancer. Val was 47, born April 27, 1959, in New Orleans. He grew up in Baton Rouge and had lived in Eugene, Ore., New Orleans, New York City, Brooklyn, N.Y., and Seattle, and most recently, Tucson, Ariz. He also enjoyed spending time in Biloxi, Miss., where his parents were born and his grandparents lived. He returned to Baton Rouge to be with his family at the time of his illness. Val attended Our Lady of Mercy School, Broadmoor Junior High School and Lee High School. He worked for several years in the theater, television and movie industries in New York City. Val graduated from Beth Israel Nursing School in New York as a registered nurse in 1994. His career in nursing included work in emergency services, critical care and Medivac flight nursing. Val traveled to Louisiana within a few days of Hurricane Katrina to spend several weeks in New Orleans as a volunteer nurse providing health care to the rescue workers. He also traveled as a volunteer to remote regions in China and Tibet in order to assist with setting up hospitals and health-care services in rural areas. Val loved life, and died in peace with a smile on his face. He believed in compassion, and practiced his beliefs. He is survived by his mother, Betty Peresich Vignes, Fairfax, Va.; his father and stepmother, Dr. and Mrs. John Todd Vignes, Baton Rouge; his brother, Kammer Lemieux- Vignes; his stepbrother, Chaobin Fang; his sister, Ilaine Vignes Upton of Fairfax, her husband, Chris Upton, and their sons, Benjamin and Nicholas Upton; sister, Lydia Vignes Waite of Baton Rouge, her husband, David Waite, and their daughters, Sarah Waite Owens and her husband, Kyle Owens, and Camille Waite Beck and her husband, Kirk Beck, and their daughter, Gabrielle; his sister, Jean Lorraine Vignes of Seattle; his uncle and aunt, Dr. and Mrs. Edwin Victor Vignes; and his many beloved cousins and dear friends. He was preceded in death by his grandparents. At the end of his life, Val's heart was filled with gratitude to everyone who cared for him during his illness. In the hope that something more be learned about his medical condition and to benefit others diagnosed with renal cancer, he asked that his body be donated to medical science for research and training of future doctors at Tulane Medical School. The family would like to thank Dr. Yadlapati, Dr. Abernathy, Dr. Muhumuza and the staff at the Our Lady of the Lake oncology unit, Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center and Dr. DeJesus and the other physicians and staff of the Hospice of Baton Rouge Inpatient Unit for their compassionate care during his last illness. Mass and celebration of Val's life will be held in Baton Rouge at St. Aloysius Catholic Church, 2021 Stuart Ave., at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 2. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to a cancer charity of your choice.
Warren, Myrne Marie Teaser
"I have fought the good fight. I have finished my course. I have kept the faith." 2 Timothy 4:7. Myrne Marie Teaser Warren, 44, a loving mother, a retired employee of the Louisiana Department of Social Services and a Mary Kay consultant, died Thursday morning, Nov. 23, 2006, at her home. Myrne's survivors include her sons, James and Jerron Warren; and sisters, Charlene Teaser-Polk, Sandra Bailey, Penelope Jordan, Patricia Anderson and Lisa Williams Rowe. Myrne was preceded in death by her parents, Moses and Lelia Teaser. Funeral service at St. Peter Baptist Church, 58116 Court St., Plaquemine, at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 29, officiated by the Rev. Van Smith Jr. She was a faithful member of St. Peter Baptist Church. Arrangements by Wesley Mortuary, Plaquemine.
Washington Jr., Cornelius "Pipe"
A native of Napoleonville and a resident of Lutcher, he died at 10:43 p.m. Monday, Nov. 20, 2006, at East Jefferson Hospital, Metairie. He was 64. Visiting at Greater King Triumph Baptist Church, 2572 Lionel Washington St., Lutcher, on Wednesday Nov. 29, from 9:30 a.m. until religious service at 11 a.m., conducted by the Rev. Reginald Joseph. Interment in Western Cemetery, Lutcher. He is survived by his wife, Patsy Collins Washington; three sons, Derick and Javan Washington and Ira Brown; daughter, Trenese Brown; six sisters and three brothers-in-law, Liza Davis, Lucille Johnson, Dorothy Turner, Annie and Reginald Robinson, Laura and Stanley Joseph, and Rose and Robert Gordon; brother and sister-in-law, Lionel and Karen Washington; five sisters-in-law, Brenda Jefferson, Tolan Fraizer, Gertrude Parnell and Mary Ann and Sarah Collins; four brothers-in-law, Leon and Rogers Collins, Leo McQueen and Freddie Wallace.; nine grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Cornelius Washington Sr. and Laura Wright Washington; and two sisters, Rosetta Washington and Marilyn Wallace. Arrangements by Brazier-Watson Funeral Home, Donaldsonville.
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