December 3, 2006

Deaths (Part 2 of 2)

Eunice King Franklin; Amos W. Garrett; Bernice A. Bruzda Hebert; John Cooper Helm Sr.; Margie Lasyone Jarreau; Clifford Joseph Jeanpierre "Rock"; Madeline Miles Landry; Frances Goudeau Laudan; Steve M. Mabry Sr.; Frederick Eugene Metz "Fred"; Peter Wesley Morgan Sr. "Pete"; Aurea Isabel Fernandez Orihuela

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Franklin, Eunice King A resident and native of New Roads, she died Friday, Nov. 24, 2006, at 2:45 p.m. at Pointe Coupee Healthcare. She was 85 and a homemaker. Visiting at St. Peter AME Church, New Roads, on Tuesday, Dec. 5, from 9 a.m. until religious service at 11 a.m., conducted by the Rev. Inita Smith. Interment in St. Paul Cemetery, New Roads. Survived by five daughters, Mary Lee Bradley, Rita Witherspoon, Georgia Mae Taylor, Evelyn Gray and Linda Franklin; two sisters, Fannie Woods and Celia Russell; eight grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and seven great-great- grandchildren. Preceded in death by husband, the Rev. Adam Franklin; parents, Mary Aronia Christopher Woods and Richard King Sr.; two brothers, Sterling and Felix Woods; and sister, Beatrice Johnson. Verrette's Pointe Coupee Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Garrett, Amos W.

A World War II U.S. Navy veteran and a retired machinist with 36 years at ExxonMobil, he died Friday, Dec. 1, 2006, at his home in St. Amant. He was born June 23, 1927, in Baton Rouge. Visitation at Greenoaks Memorial Park Funeral Home, 9595 Florida Blvd., on Sunday, Dec. 3, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Visiting at the funeral home on Monday from 10 a.m. until service in the chapel at noon. Interment in Greenoaks Memorial Park. Survived by his three sons and their wives, David and Ethel Garrett of Watson, Michael and Roggie Garrett of Baton Rouge and Mark and Teresa Garrett of St. Amant; daughters, Cheryl Patteson of St. Amant, Glenda and spouse Kody McCord of Kentwood; brothers, Henry Garrett, Joe Garrett, Donnie Garrett; sisters, Leanna Galloway and Alsie Booker; 14 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Mary Agnes Savoy Garrett; parents, James and Jeanne Gomez Garrett; brothers, Levi and Lawrence Garrett; sisters, Elaine Owens and Lizzie Golf; son-in-law, Frank Patteson; and great-grandson, Gregery Holt Garrett. Pallbearers will be David Garrett Jr., Jude Garrett, Richard Patteson, Jeremy Johnson and Lance Lemoine.

Hebert, Bernice A. Bruzda Bernice A. Bruzda Hebert departed this world to join her Lord, Jesus Christ, and all her loved ones that went before her, on Friday, Dec. 1, 2006. She was 71 years old. Bernice was a resident of Greenwell Springs, formerly of Detroit, and a native of Weirton, W. Va. She devoted her life to her late husband, her children and her grandchildren. Many years of her life were filled with volunteer activities in all the schools which her children attended, and leading Girl Scout troops. She also served as a volunteer at Baton Rouge General Medical Center and at Hospice of Baton Rouge. Bernice is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Kathi and J.B. Hewitt and Nanette and Rick Odom; son, Ross Hebert; granddaughters, Tracie Cotten, Megan Hewitt, Jessica Hewitt and Kelsey Hebert; grandsons, Joe Cotten and Kyle Hebert; great- granddaughter, Madelyn Shaffet; and numerous beloved nieces and nephews. Bernice was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Allen A. Hebert; parents, Rose and John Bruzda; sisters, Helen Fry, Annette Jarrett and Rose Walewski; and brothers, John Bruzda Jr., Henry J. Bruzda and Adam Bruzda. Visitation will be at Greenoaks Funeral Home on Monday, Dec. 4, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Visitation will continue at St. Alphonsus Ligouri Catholic Church on Tuesday, Dec. 5, from 10 a.m. until a funeral Mass at 11 a.m. Interment will follow in Greenoaks Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Kyle Hebert, Joe Cotten, J.B. Hewitt, Michael Walewski, Larry Walewski and Ricky Saloom. Honorary Pallbearer is Gary Walewski. Memorial donations may be made to Cancer Services of Greater Baton Rouge.

Helm Sr., John Cooper Funeral service for Mr. John Cooper Helm Sr., age 68, will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 4, in Ascension Episcopal Church in Lafayette. Interment will follow in the Wilmer Memorial Cemetery in Lecompte. Cooper, a resident of Opelousas, died at 4:45 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 1, 2006, in Youngsville. He was born in Eunice and grew up in Opelousas. He was a past resident of Lafayette, New Orleans and Youngsville. He earned a living as a pharmacist and a stock broker. He also served his country in the U.S. Army. Cooper was a man of many talents. He was a former member of the New Orleans Big Fishing Club and an avid golfer who once shot "par." He enjoyed classical music, loved reading and reciting poetry and dancing to Cajun music. But most of all, his true calling was that of a loving, caring man who inspired the hearts of anyone who knew him -especially his family and friends. In an instant, his joy and love for life rubbed off to whoever was in his presence. Those who knew him best will remember his quote, "when I'm gone the world will be a quieter place." He loved the simple things in life: a newspaper and coffee, a slow waltz, fig preserves, can syrup, the dew on the grass and of course, MSNBC to check the stock exchange. Survivors include his three children, Mary Helm and Caroline Helm, both of Lafayette, and Cooper Helm Jr. of Baton Rouge; two grandchildren, Lauren Boullion of Lafayette and Reilly Helm of Baton Rouge; his companion and soul mate, Yvette Voorhies of Youngsville; his brother, Dr. Robert Helm and wife Catherine Chadwick Helm of New Roads; former wife, Emily Kean; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Newton Cooper Helm and Corinne Gaeinnie Helm. Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Randy Newman, Perkins Thornton, John Polk, Brad Davis, Robert Helm and Michael Helm. Visiting hours will be observed from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 4, at the Ascension Episcopal Church, 1030 Johnston St., Lafayette. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Lafayette Community Health Care Clinic, 1317 Jefferson St., Lafayette, LA 70501 or Hospice of Acadiana, 2600 Johnston St., Suite 200, Lafayette, LA 70503. Words of comfort to the family may be expressed at

Jarreau, Margie Lasyone Margie Lasyone Jarreau died at her home in Zachary at 5:40 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 1, 2006. She was 77 years old and a native of Winnfield. Visiting will be at Charlet Funeral Home Inc., Zachary, on Sunday, Dec. 3, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Visiting will continue at the funeral home on Monday, Dec. 4, from 9 a.m. until service at 10 a.m., conducted by the Rev. Carl Lanclos. Graveside service will be at Dry Prong Cemetery in Dry Prong on Monday at 2 p.m. She is survived by a daughter, Joy Maxine McKay of Texas; two sons, Dale Dean Lasyone of Pride and Johnny Finley of Oak Grove; a sister, Bobby Ruth Downs of Monroe; a brother, Occie N. Lasyone of Zachary; grandchildren, Gordon D. Parlor, Shawn Lasyone, Tami Lasyone, Joshua D. Finley, Jason P. Finley, Jeremiah D. Finley, Pam Stafford, Alisa Moore, Sharon Neathery, Angela Carnahan and Jolandea Hemphill. She is also survived by numerous great- grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Rene Jarreau; daughter, Gloria Neal McKay; parents, Douglas Finley and Lessie Louise Lasyone Finley; and a brother, "Uncle Otto" Lasyone. Pallbearers will be David Bailey, Bobby Lasyone, Russell Lasyone, Cassen Lasyone, Jason Lasyone, Mike Carnahan and Jared Lasyone.

Jeanpierre, Clifford Joseph "Rock" A retired laborer and a resident of Baton Rouge, he died at 1:50 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 27, 2006, at Earl K. Long Medical Center. He was 90, a U.S. Army veteran and a native of New Roads. Visiting at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church on Monday, Dec. 4, from 9 a.m. until recitation of the rosary at 10 a.m. A funeral Mass will be celebrated by the Rev. Thomas F. Clark at 11 a.m. Interment in Southern Memorial Gardens. He is survived by a daughter, Rose M. Jeanpierre Freeman; three sons, Charles M. Jeanpierre, Dennis J. Jeanpierre and Clifton J. Jeanpierre; 13 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Jeanpierre; a daughter, Mary Ann Stewart; and a son, Chester Jeanpierre. Hall Davis & Son Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.

Landry, Madeline Miles A retired domestic worker and a resident of Baton Rouge, she died Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2006, at The Care Center. She was 81 and a native of Klotzville. Visiting at Greenoaks Funeral Home on Wednesday, Dec. 6, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Recitation of the rosary at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church on Thursday, Dec. 7, at 9:30 a.m. with religious service at 10 a.m., conducted by the Rev. Michael Thompson. Interment in Greenoaks Memorial Park. She is survived by two daughters, Jacquline L. Berry of Houston and Wanda L. Greenup of Baton Rouge; a son, Lowell J. Landry of Baton Rouge; grandchildren, Calvin Landry of Tucson, Ariz., Lowell J. Landry III of Norfolk, Va., Schavonne B. Banzouzi of Houston, Lagretta Landry and Alyssa Greenup, both of Baton Rouge; three brothers, Ulysess Miles of Chicago, twin brother, James Miles and Herman Miles, both of New Orleans; and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lowell J. Landry Sr.; parents, Melvin and Rachel Miles; a brother, Edwin Miles; and sisters, Hazel Dorsey, Mildred Franklin and Elnita Smith. She was very active in her church and community.

Laudan, Frances Goudeau A resident of Landmark of Baton Rouge and a recent resident of Calais House on Bishop Ott Drive in Baton Rouge, she died peacefully in her sleep on Thursday, Nov. 30, 2006. Visitation will be at Most Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church on Friday, Dec. 8, from 10:30 a.m. until Mass of Christian Burial at 12:30 p.m., celebrated by the Rev. Mike Collins. Private burial will follow at a later date in Lake Lawn in Metairie. A beautiful, loving woman, she was a source of joy to everyone who knew her and instantly became a forever friend. She always had a smile on her face, joy in her heart and a prayer for everyone; there is indeed a special place in heaven awaiting her. Born in Lakeland on April 22, 1919, as an adult she resided in New Orleans for 40 years before returning to Baton Rouge in 2000 to be near her caretaker, Mona Goudeau Kimball. She is survived by many loving nieces, nephews as well as great-nieces and great-nephews. She is also survived by Ardella Rome Kobalkia, her husband's niece and foster daughter. She was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Conrad Laudan; parents, Louise Bertoniere and Jacque Goudeau; brothers, Emile Goudeau, Kelly Goudeau, J.B. Goudeau, Alvis J. Goudeau and Warren Goudeau; and sisters, Esther Goudeau Stout, Valverda Goudeau LeBeau, Yvonne Goudeau Guidroz and Gladys Goudeau Guidroz; niece, Valery LeBeau Buquoi; and great-niece, Claire Renee Goudeau. Her nephews will serve as honorary pallbearers. She was a former member of St. Matthias Catholic Church in New Orleans. The family expresses its deepest gratitude to Ms. Shandra Clark, who took care of "Miss Frances" with gentle and loving care during her last few months. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Claire Renee Goudeau Memorial Fund at 19533 W. Piney Point Ave., Baton Rouge, LA 70817.

Mabry Sr., Steve M.

Mr. Steve M. Mabry Sr. died Friday, Dec. 1, 2006, at River Region Medical Center in Vicksburg, Miss. He was 85. A native of Yokena, Miss., he had lived in Baton Rouge for some 30 years before returning to Vicksburg. Mr. Mabry was a production supervisor for Arigo Chemical Co. for 30 years. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II where he served in the Pacific Theater. Mr. Mabry was preceded in death by his parents, Steven D. and Beulah Child Mabry; daughter, Catherine Mabry; brother, James Simrall; and half-brother, Elbie Mabry. Mr. Mabry is survived by his wife, Marie Williamson Mabry; two sons, Steve Jr. and wife Karen and John J. and wife Millie; two granddaughters, Jean Marie and Julie Mabry; two stepgrandchildren, Mary Grayson Tamburello and Trey Sherman Natalie; and stepgreat-grandchildren, Whitney Watson, Jake Tamburello, Olivia Sherman and Grayson Sherman. Visiting at Frank J. Fisher Funeral Home, Vicksburg, on Monday from 10 a.m. until service at noon, the Rev. John Harper officiating. Burial will follow in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Vicksburg. Pallbearers will be Jimmy Williamson, Josh Williamson, Michael Elrod, Mike Whitehead, Kevin Whitehead and Mike Ables. Honorary pallbearers are Dr. Russell Barnes, M.D., and Dr. David M. Halinski, M.D. Memorial donations may be made to Hawkins United Methodist Church, 3736 Halls Ferry Road, Vicksburg, MS 39180 or Vicksburg Catholic Schools, 900 Grove St., Vicksburg, MS 39180.

Metz, Frederick Eugene "Fred""But someone will say you have faith and I have works. Show me your faith without your works and I will show you my faith by my works." James 2:18. A lifelong resident of West Feliciana Parish, he died Thursday, Nov. 30, 2006, at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center. He was 83, a retiree from James River Paper Mill and a World War II veteran who served in the European Theater. Visiting will be at Jackson Hall of Grace Episcopal Church, St. Francisville, on Monday, Dec. 4, from 11 a.m. until graveside service at 2 p.m., conducted by the Rev. John Senette. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Alice Leet Metz; son, Fred Jr. and wife Lynetta Thompson Metz of Weyanoke; daughters, Sissy and husband James Bailey of St. Francisville and Melissa and husband Jerry Neyland of Denham Springs; four grandchildren, Allen, Baker and Alana Metz and Jared Neyland; and a great-granddaughter, Aubrey Claire Metz. He was preceded in death by his mother, Myrtle Aronstein Metz; father, Jesse Metz; a brother, Lewis Metz; and two sisters, Bernice Griffin and Myrtle Ford. Honorary pallbearers are all his fellow retired co-workers from James River. Pallbearers will be his grandsons and nephews, Allen and Baker Metz, Jessie Metz, Matt Metz, Charles Griffin, Johnny Metz and Toby Ford. Memorial donations in his name may be made to the VA Medical Center, Voluntary Services, P.O. Box 69004, Alexandria, LA 71306. Charlet Funeral Home Inc., Zachary, is in charge of arrangements.

Morgan Sr., Peter Wesley "Pete"

A factory technician, he died Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2006, at 8:25 a.m. at Baton Rouge General Medical Center-Mid City. He was 59 and a resident and native of Baton Rouge. Visiting at Hall Davis & Son Funeral Service on Monday, Dec. 4, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Religious service at the funeral home on Tuesday, Dec. 5, at 11 a.m., conducted by the Rev. S.C. Dixon of Greater Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church. Interment in Gilbert Memorial Park. Survived by father, Hollis W. Morgan; three daughters, Lisa M. Walker and spouse Robert, LaDonna D. Morgan and Tamika A. Jones; four sons, Carlos Daniels, Dickey Ray Morgan, Peter W. Morgan Jr. and Marcus J. Morgan; four sisters, Ella M. Morgan, Catherine Morgan, Jacqueline Jones and Joycelyn Johnson; four brothers, Hollis Morgan Jr., Elmo Morgan, Samuel Morgan and Jacque Landry; and seven grandchildren, Karmease, Reality, Miracle, Montreall, Shamell, Dontrell and Naila. Preceded in death by his mother, sister and maternal and paternal grandparents.

Orihuela, Aurea Isabel Fernandez

"I have risen and remain with you always". A loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother and great-grandmother, she passed away Friday, Dec. 1, 2006, at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center. She was 82, a resident of Baton Rouge and a native of Puerto Rico. She retired in Florida from the medical field as a LPN, having worked for the Baton Rouge General Medical Center, LSU Medical Center at Earl K. Long and St. James Place. Visiting at Welsh Funeral Home, 6700 Florida Blvd., from 5 p.m. until religious service at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 4. She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Felix L. Orihuela; two sons, Lucas C. Orihuela and Felix "Cookie" Orihuela and wife Joyce; three sisters, Blanca Colon, Paquita Hidalgo and Wilna Dorie; a brother, Lucas Fernandez; three grandsons, Luis C., Aaron and Jeremy Orihuela; two great-grandchildren, Adam and Anna Orihuela; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father and mother, Manuel and Juana Cruz-Colon Fernandez; and sisters and brothers. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the St. Patrick Catholic Church Building Fund, 12424 Brogdon Lane, Baton Rouge, LA 70816.

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