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From: "Michael J. Smith" <>
Subject: St. Mary Parish, LA, Obits, May 1 to 7, 2004
Date: Tue, 15 Jun 2004 14:03:03 -0500

Note, the dates are day of death.

May 5, 2004

Patricia Singleton, 57, a native and resident of Morgan City, died Wednesday
at Ochsner Foundation Hospital in New Orleans.

Visitation will be Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Mt. Pilgrim Baptist
Church in Morgan City.

Funeral services will be Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the church. Burial will follow
in the Morgan City Cemetery.

Singleton is survived by her companion, Alvin Green of Morgan City; two
sons, Darryl Grogan and Brian Grogan, both of Morgan City; one daughter,
Latonya Grogan of Morgan City; three brothers, Melvin Jackson, James Escort
and Kenneth Escort, all of Morgan City; two sisters, Diane Jones and Clara
Singleton, both of Morgan City; eight grandchildren; and one

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

May 6, 2004

Bertha Dale White Dennis, 82, a former resident of Morgan City and resident
of Shreveport, died Thursday in Shreveport.

Funeral services were held today at Colonial Chapel Funeral Home in Magee,
Miss. Burial was in the Shiloah Baptist Church Cemetery in her native Mount
Olive, Miss.

She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Joe H. (Bettye) White of Waskom,
Texas, Mrs. Russell T. (Glenda) Breaux of Morgan City and Mrs. Harvey R.
(Freida) Muller of New Concord, Ky.; 11 grandchildren and 14

She was preceded in death by her parents, J.W. White and Elizabeth Morris
White; her husband, Reese Dennis; a son, Jimmy Wayne Dennis Sr.; two
brothers and five sisters.

She was a member of Bayou Vista Baptist Church.

Colonial Chapel Funeral Home in Magee, Miss., is in charge of arrangements.

May 7, 2004

John Joseph Adams, 85, born April 28, 1919, a native and resident of
Berwick, passed away May 7, 2004.

Visitation will be Tuesday, May 11, 2004 from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. at Hargrave
Funeral home in Morgan City with Masonic services at 7 p.m. Visitation will
resume Wednesday at 8 a.m. with dismissal at 9:30 a.m. at the funeral home.

The going-home celebration will commence at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the First
Baptist Church in Morgan City, the Rev. David Willoughby officiating.

Mr. Adams will be laid to rest by his Masonic brothers in the Morgan City

The East St. Mary Funeral Squad will conduct military services in honor of
their comrade, who gave of himself in defense of our great nation, with a
solemn 21-gun salute and presentation of the American flag.

Mr. Johnny was retired from Mobile Oil Co. After his retirement he became an
entrepreneur of many careers and occupations, including, but not limited to,
laying flooring, owning a boat company and building his own shrimp boat.

Mr. Johnny was a proud Army air corps veteran of World War II and a lifetime
member of First Baptist Church. During his time he helped plant Bayou Vista
Baptist Church.

He was a Master Mason for 54 years and a member of Masonic Lodge Doric-205
and a Shriner for 37 years who was a large supporter of the Shriners
Hospital. He was a dedicated member of both the Acacia Shrine Temple and of
the St. Mary Shrine Club, a member of the St. Mary chapter of AARP, longtime
member of the National Rifle Association and a regular attendant of the
Wal-Mart bingo club.

He loved politics and a good discussion of the same, and he was a marvelous
cook. He will be sadly missed by all those who were made better by knowing

He is survived by his devoted companion of 18 years, Eva Landry, two living
brothers, Homer Adams and August Adams; and one sister-in-law, Frances
Adams, all of Berwick.

His living children are John Albert Adams of Boyle, Miss., Rodney Wayne
Adams of Pineville and Kent Douglas Adams of Jacksboro, Tenn. His living
daughters-in-law are Susan Stierheim Adams of Boyle, Miss., Kathreen
Brossette Adams of Pineville and Mary Bryant Adams of Jacksboro, Tenn. He
has 15 living grandchildren and 26 living great-grandchildren; seven living
nieces and four living nephews.

He was preceded in death by his brothers, Edgar Adams Jr. and Amos Adams;
one step-brother, Terry Theriot; two sisters, Norma Adams Robinson and Marie
Adams Toups; his parents, Edgar Adams Sr. and Jeanne Tesson Adams; and his
stepmother, Louise Theriot Adams.

Hargrave Funeral Home in Morgan City has been entrusted with the

May 7, 2004

Schelly Betts Hack, 34, born in Sumpter, S.C., on Feb. 14, 1970, passed away
May 7, 2004, in Stephensville.

A resident of Baton Rouge for 12 years, Schelly was a student at Louisiana
State University and was an education major. She was an office manager at
Louisiana Partnership for Innovation and Technology.

Plans for a memorial gathering are pending.

She is survived by her husband, Robert Hack Jr.; her parents, Henry Jay
Dygert and Kandys Ricks Dygert of Spokane, Wash.; her son, Patrick Michael
Betts of Baton Rouge; her daughter, Franchesca Lee Betts of Baton Rouge; and
her brother, H.J. Dygert of Spokane, Wash.

Hargrave Funeral Home in Morgan City has been entrusted with the

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