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From: "Michael J. Smith" <>
Subject: St. Mary Parish, LA, Obits, March 8 to 31, 2004
Date: Mon, 17 May 2004 14:18:35 -0500


Note, the dates are day of death.



March 8, 2004

MARGUERITE A. OLIVIER

Marguerite Angele Olivier, R.N., 90, a native of Franklin and resident of
Houma, died Monday, March 8, 2004, at 10:50 a.m.

She is survived by one sister, Mrs. Frank (Claire) Porretto of Houma.

Mrs. Olivier was preceded in death by her parents, Dozillian J. Olivier and
Isabelle Becnel Olivier; and three brothers, Daniel J. Olivier, Thomas C.
Olivier and Julian A. Olivier.

She was a retired registered nurse.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, March 10, from 12:30 p.m. until funeral
time, at the Church of the Assumption.

Relatives and friends of the family are invited to a Mass of Christian
Burial Wednesday, at 2 p.m., at that church. Interment will follow in the
Franklin Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Vandebilt Catholic High School,
209 South Hollywood Rd., Houma, La. 70360, phone 985-876-2551.

Chauvin Funeral Home of Houma is in charge of arrangements.



March 8, 2004

MARY PIERRE ELLOIS

Mrs. Mary Pierre Ellois, 55, a resident of Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania
and native of Charenton, died Monday, March 8, 2004, at 12:23 p.m., at the
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in Pittsburgh.

She is survived by her husband, J. Bernard Ellois of Cranberry Township,
Pennsylvania; one daughter, Valerie Jolene Ellois of Cranberry Township;
three brothers, Edwin and his wife, Kathy Pierre, of New Iberia, Anthony and
his wife, Rita Pierre, of Charenton and George Marshall Pierre of Charenton;
six sisters, Lois and her husband, Paul Toussaint, Carol P. Lockett, Nina
and her husband, Calvin Martin, of Charenton, Virginia P. Madison of
Baldwin, Dorestine P. Jackson of Sorrell and Debra and her husband, Rev.
Ivory Williams of Franklin; and her mother-in-law, Evelyn R. Ellois of Baton
Rouge.

Mrs. Ellois was preceded in death by her parents, one sister and
father-in-law.

Visitations will be observed Saturday, March 13, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., at
the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Charenton.

Burial rites will be read Saturday, at 11 a.m., at that church. Father Bill
Crumley will officiate. Interment will follow in the Immaculate Conception
Cemetery.

The Otis Mortuary of Franklin is in charge of preparations.



March 9, 2004

LOUIS THOMAS SR.

Mr. Louis Thomas Sr., 44, a resident and native of Franklin, died Tuesday,
March 9, 2004, at 7:45 a.m., at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Lafayette,
following a short illness.

He is survived by his wife, Odelia Gordon Thomas of Franklin; one son, Louis
Thomas Jr. of Franklin; two daughters, Telemeatry Vincent and TeShilonne
Thomas, both of Franklin; one brother, Luke Thomas Jr. of Jacksonville,
Florida; five sisters, Wilma Johnson of New Iberia, Pauline Thomas, Corrine
Foster, Lolette Grant and Dorothy Guy of Franklin; and two grandchildren.

Mr. Thomas was preceded in death by his parents, one sister and one brother.

Visitations will be observed Monday, March 15, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at
the Lighthouse Missionary Baptist Church in Franklin.

Burial rites will be read Monday, at 1 p.m., at that church. The Rev. Allen
Ray Randle Sr. will officiate. Interment will follow in the Franklin
Cemetery.

The Otis Mortuary of Franklin is in charge of preparations.



March 10, 2004

Anatole John Naquin Jr., 84, a native and resident of Franklin, died
Wednesday at 2 a.m. at his residence.

He served in the U.S. Army in the Philippines during World War II.

Visitation will be held Friday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and will resume
Saturday at 10 a.m. at Ibert's Mortuary in Franklin.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with
burial in the Franklin Cemetery.

He is survived by two sons, Glenn J. Naquin of Baldwin and John D. Naquin of
Casper, Wyo.; two daughters, Janet Ann Naquin Samuel of Conroe, Texas, and
Linda P. Naquin Breslin of Decatur, Texas; two brothers, Leroy Naquin of
Youngsville and Charles Naquin of Lutcher; two sisters, Pearl Hebert of
Patoutville and Barbara Gorman of Franklin; 13 grandchildren and 10
great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, parents and one brother.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Little Pass
Baptist Church in his memory.

Ibert's Mortuary in Franklin is in charge of arrangements.



March 10, 2004

Russell Daigle, 69, a resident and native of Franklin, died March 10, 2004,
at Franklin Foundation Hospital.

He is survived by his wife, Gale Daigle of Franklin; three brothers, E.J.
Daigle and his wife, Blue, Leroy Daigle and his wife, Gillian, and Wayne
Daigle and his wife, Lynn, all of Franklin; three sons, Louis Daigle and
wife, Tisha, of Franklin, Russ Daigle of Franklin, and David Daigle of
Stephensville; one daughter, Janet Faulk of Morgan City; seven
grandchildren, Sarah, Travis, Paul Jr., Brice, Lanie and Alexis Daigle, all
of Franklin, and Stevie Faulk of Morgan City; and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Jesse and Ida Daigle; one brother,
Jesse Daigle; one son, Paul Daigle; one nephew, Blake Daigle; and several
uncles and aunts.

Visitation will be observed from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. Friday at Ibert's
Mortuary in Franklin. Funeral services will follow at 2 p.m. with the Rev.
Joseph Sauce officiating.

Interment will be Friday in the Franklin Cemetery.

Ibert's Mortuary of Franklin is in charge of the arrangements.



March 10, 2004

GARY LEE GRAY

Gary Lee (L. Monday) Gray, 43, a native and lifelong resident of Jeanerette,
died Wednesday, March 10, 2004, following a brief illness.

He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Ollie Mae Gray of Jeanerette; one
brother, Rev. Terry Gray of Jeanerette; two nieces, Michelle Levine of
Franklin and Casandra Charles of New Iberia; and two nephews, Terry Levine
and Tynell Levine, both of Franklin.

Mr. Gray was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Arthur and
Melvina Gray; two uncles, William and James Gray; and one aunt, Louise G.
Moneaux.

Visitation will begin at 5 p.m. Sunday, March 14 at the Morning Pilgrim
Baptist Church. The church will close at 10 p.m. and reopen at 8 a.m.
Monday, March 15.

Funeral services will be Sunday, at 8 p.m. at the church. The Rev. Charles
Moncriffe will officiate.

Interment will be Monday, at 10 a.m., in the church cemetery.

Alex Lovette Funeral Service, Inc. of Jeanerette is in charge of
arrangements. 276-3666.



March 11, 2004

Raymond "Pie" Pleasant, 76, a native of Morgan City and resident of Houston,
died Thursday at 1:07 a.m. at the Veteran's Administration Hospital in
Houston.

Visitation will be held Friday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Jones Funeral Home
Chapel in Morgan City.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 1 p.m. at the funeral home with
burial in the Morgan City Cemetery.

He is survived by one daughter, Nancy Pleasant of Morgan City; one brother,
Charles Pleasant of New Orleans; one grandchild; and a host of nieces,
nephews, other relatives and friends.

Jones Funeral Home in Morgan City is in charge of arrangements.



March 11, 2004

John Frederick Kreider Jr., 83, a native and resident of Morgan City, died
Thursday, March 11, 2004, at Ochsner Foundation Hospital in New Orleans.

He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Morgan City.

John was a decorated war veteran, having been given three purple hearts
while serving in the European Theater in World War II. He was honorably
discharged from the United States Army with the rank of 1st lieutenant.

He was a member of the Lions club, VFW, American Legion and St. Mary Parish
AARP. John was also a founding member of the Morgan City Coffee Club.

He was the son of the late John Kreider Sr. and the late Vida Kinsey
Kreider.

He is survived by his loving wife of more than 31 years, Fanny L. Kreider of
Morgan City.

He is also survived by his four sons, Gregory Kreider and his wife, Janet,
of Houston, Kent Kreider and wife, Betty, of Laurel, Miss., Michael Loeb and
wife, Sherry, of Baytown, Texas, and Stephen Loeb of New Orleans; one
sister, Catherine Guillory of Lafayette; one brother, Virgil Kreider of
Pueblo, Colo.; one sister-in-law, Bobbie Kreider of Morgan City; 13
grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild and
numerous nieces and nephews.

The family wishes to thank a very special caregiver, Shirley Myers.

John was preceded in death by his first wife of more than 24 years, the late
Dorothy Walther Kreider; his parents and a brother, Donald Kreider.

Pallbearers to serve will be Dean Kreider, Clay Kreider, Kent Henderson,
James Dusic, Stephen A. Loeb II and Aubin Landry.

The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 13,
2004 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

A Mass of Christian burial will follow at 1 p.m. at the church with Rev.
Roque "JoJo" Anquilero Jr. officiating.

Funeral dismissal will be accompanied by full honors given by the East St.
Mary Parish Funeral Squad, followed by cremation.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be directed to Sacred
Heart Catholic Church in Mr. Kreider's honor.

Twin City Funeral Home of Morgan City has been entrusted with the
arrangements.



March 12, 2004

Ora M. B. Kemp, 70, a native and resident of Verdunville, died Friday at
11:38 a.m. at Franklin Foundation Hospital.

She was a cafeteria technician for the St. Mary Parish school system for
many years.

Visitation will be held Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. at St. Jules
Catholic Church in Franklin.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. at the church with burial
following in the church cemetery.

She is survived by four sons, Anthony Kemp of Dallas, Alfred Kemp III of Las
Vegas and Beverly Kemp and Christopher Kemp, both of Verdunville; four
daughters, Celeste Robinson and Andrea Deliah Paul, both of Franklin and
Veronica Dennis and Monica Kemp, both of Verdunville; three brothers, Dennis
Bourgeois and Freddie Bourgeois, both of Verdunville and Lynol Bourgeois of
Patterson; two sisters, Lelia McClendon of Newtonville, N.J., and Almena
Kirt of Verdunville; 21 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband.

Jones Funeral Home in Franklin is in charge of arrangements.



March 12, 2004

Roberto Forteza, 79, a resident of Amelia, born in Santigo, Chile, on March
10, 1925 to the late Bartolome and Rosa Forteza. Roberto passed away March
12, 2004 in Morgan City surrounded by his loving family.

Mr. Forteza courageously served in the Chilean Air Force. During his time of
service, he became a master airline mechanic, a co-pilot and a pilot of
smaller aircraft. After being honorably discharged from the service, he used
his skills as top mechanic at Lan-Chile Airlines. Upon moving his family to
the United States, with skills and an abundant knowledge of mechanics, he
was soon a first class boat mechanic. After his retirement, he worked for
Vincent Guard Services. Roberto loved spending time outdoors. During his
days of retirement, he spent time repairing numerous mechanical items for
family and friends.

Robert is survived by his loving wife of 50 wonderful years, Maria Carmen
Gonzales Forteza; his daughter, Cecilia and her husband, Jimmy McDowell, of
Houma; his daughter, Carmen and her husband, Chris Gros, of Morgan City; two
grandsons, Christopher Gros and Max McDowell; step-grandsons, Cory Gros,
Cody Gros and Cass Gros; and his step-granddaughter, Beth McDowell.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted at Holy Cross Catholic Church
in Morgan City today at 7 p.m. with Father Jay Baker officiating.

Hargrave Funeral Home in Morgan City has been entrusted with the
arrangements.



March 14, 2004

Kenneth "Chief" Reed Flint, age 71, a native of Painter, Mo., and a resident
of Bayou Vista, died Sunday, March 14, 2004, at Teche Regional Medical
Center in Morgan City.

He was Baptist by faith and was a retired chief engineer from Tidewater in
Amelia. He served his country in the United States Navy and was a member of
the American Legion.

He loved to go fishing and catch red snapper for his family. He loved
camping and boating. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather and
will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.

He was the son of the late August Flint and Golda Metzger Flint.

He also is survived by one daughter, Cindy Riggins and her husband, Thomas,
of Bayou Vista; four stepdaughters, Trudy Sanford and her husband, Brian,
and Juliette Gros and Duane McClendon, all of Morgan City, Vickie Taylor and
her husband, Perry, of Berwick and Norma Gros of Bayou Vista; four stepsons,
Clarence Gros and Everette Gros and his wife, Melinda, all of Belle River,
Robert Gros and his wife, Gwen, of Morgan City, and Purcell Gros of Bayou
Vista; one sister, Tanya Morrison and her husband, Craven, of Flint, Mich.;
a very special companion and friend in life, Rose Anna Gros of Bayou Vista;
one granddaughter, Courtney Resweber and her husband, Jack, of Lafayette; 14
stepgrandchildren; and five step great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his father and his loving wife of over 42 years,
Myrna Rock Flint; and two brothers, Keith Flint and Floyd Flint.

The family will receive friends today from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Twin City
Funeral Home in Morgan City.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, March 17, 2004, at 10 a.m. at the
funeral home with Rev. Charles Gilder officiating.

Pallbearers will be Jack Resweber, Purcell Gros, Norma Gros, Robert Gros,
Brandt Shaddix and Duane McClendon.

Interment will be held at the Morgan City Cemetery with full military honors
by the East St. Mary Veterans Funeral Squad.

Twin City Funeral Home in Morgan City has been entrusted with arrangements.





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