Baker, Helen Woods
Died 7:30 AM Saturday, March 5, 1993, at Meriter Hospital, Madison, Wis. She was 80, a native of Lewisville, Ark., a resident of Middleton Village Nursing Home, Middleton, Wis., since Oct. 8, 1991, and a former longtime resident of Baton Rouge. She was a retired Istrouma High School teacher, having taught music and later Englilsh, from 1942-73. She directed the Esso Chorus and was a member of Alpha Delta Kappa, a professional teachers society. Visiting at Rabenhorst Funeral Home East, 11000 Florida Blvd., 4 to 8 PM Friday and 10 AM until religious services at 11 AM Saturday, conducted by the Rev. Pete Spitzkeit. Burial is Greenoaks Memorial Park. Survived by a sister, Mrs. Wanda Woods Slack, Springhill; two daughters, Rebecca Baker Moran, Los Angeles, Calif., and Suzan Baker Peek, Middleton, Wis.; two sons-in-law, Thomas F. Moran, Los Angeles, and Robert David Peek, Middleton; and four grandchildren, Charles Thomas and Catherine Rebecca Moran, both of Los Angeles, Heather Ann and Travis MacAllyn Peek, both of Middleton; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by husband, Charles R. Baker; parents, Mr. and Mrs. W.L. Woods; and two brothers, Dr. W.L. Woods and Walter Mason Woods. She was a member of Broadmoor United Methodist Church. Memorial donations may be made to American Diabetes Association, 9420 Lindale Ave., Baton Rouge, 70815.
Bankston, Janie Carmena
Died Thursday, July 23, 1992, at Baton Rouge General Medical Center. She was a native of Baton Rouge. She was a retired East Baton Rouge Parish history, economics and government schoolteacher, with 41 years at Istrouma High School and two years at Woodland High School. Visiting at Rabenhorst Funeral Home, 825 Government St., 8 AM until religious services at 9 AM Saturday, conducted by the Rev. Russell Stevenson. Burial in Magnolia Cemetery. Survived by two cousins, Dr. Clifford L Mondart Sr., and Wife, Mamie, Baton Rouge, and Mrs. Margaret Hanson Jonson, Freeport, Texas; and relatives, and close friends. Preceded in death by parents, Eugene and Mary Ambrose Carmena; a brother, Howard Carmena; three sisters, Camille Galey Dixon, Eugenia L. Carmena and Mary Bradley Hirschman; and a nephew, James C. Galey. Pallbearers will be Fred Bankston, T.J. Bankston, Irvin J. Hirschmann, Clifford L. Mondart Sr., Dr. A Foster Sanders, Dr. Hal Voss and Jada J. Hirschmann. She was lifetime member of First Presbyterian Church, charter member and past president of Alpha Xi, chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma, past president of Parish Council for Social Studies and a member of Parish Retired Teachers. She was a graduate of LSU and attended Tulane University and Ashville Normal. She was chosen to attend the first Economics Workshop sponsored by the Tulane School of Business Administration in 1957, where her project on banks and banking earned a high grade. She was a volunteer for USO during World War II. Memorial donations may be made to First Presbyterian Church Restoration Fund.
Brown Coach Ellis A. "Little Fuzzy"
Died 5 AM Thursday, Aug. 14, 1986, at Baton Rouge General Medical Center. He was 79, a native of Homer and resident of Baton Rouge. He was a retired Istroma High School principal and coach, and was in real estate sales. Visiting at Welsh Funeral Home, 9:30 to 11:30 AM Friday. Visiting at First United Methodist Church, 3 PM Friday until religious services at 4 PM conducted by the Rev. Hoe McCain. Survived by wife, Mary Alien Aycock Brown, Baton Rouge; two daughters, Barbara Jane Foote, Hattisburg, Miss., and Molly McAlvany, Denver, Colo.; a son, John Terrell Brown, Baton Rouge; and nine grandchildren. Preceded in death by a twin brother, James "Big Fuzzy" Brown. Pallbearers are Carl Maddox, Tom Holliman, Hal Phillips, A.M. Hochenedel, Asher Whitley, Glenn Darsey, Milton Ourso, and Kenner Day. Honorary pallbearers are members of North Baton Rouge Lions Club, Istrouma High School graduating classes of 1935-1972, LSU "L" Club, and Louisiana High School Athletic Association, and Lydon B. Sherrill, Dale Bennett, Leslie McKenzie, Arden O. French, and Fielding Reed. He was a member and elder of First United Methodist Church, and member of Baton Rouge Real Estate Commission. In lieu of flower, memorial donations may be made of James E. "Big Fuzzy" Brown and Ellis A. "Little Fuzzy" Brown Memorial Scholarship Fund, c American Bank, 4 United Plaza, 8553 United Plaza Blvd., Baton Rouge, 70809.
Brown, Mary Aline Aycock
Died Wednesday, June 25, 2003. She was a native of Laurel, Miss., and a resident of Baton Rouge since 1934. She was an East Baton Rouge Parish school teacher for 30 years. She was a member of First United Methodist Church, a reserve member of Delta Kappa Gamma, an international professional teachers society, and several civic and social groups, including The Study Club, The Novel Club, The Woman's Club, Arts and Decorations and a founding member of the Harness Club. Survived by two daughters, Mrs. Lawrence Y. (Barbara Jane) Foote Jr. of Hattiesburg, Miss., and Mrs. Don (Molly) McAlvany of Durango, Colo.; a son, John Terrell Brown of Baton Rouge; a sister, Mrs. George Campbell of Baton Rouge; nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; two sons-in-law, Don McAlvany and Lawrence Y Foote Jr.; and a daughter-in-law, Mary Kay Collette Brown. Preceded in death by her husband, Ellis A. "Little Fuzzy" Brown; and brother-in-law, James E. "Big Fuzzy" Brown. Memorials may be sent to the James E. "Big Fuzzy" Brown, Ellis A. "Little Fuzzy" Brown and Aline A. Brown Memorial Scholarship of the Baton Rouge Area Foundation, 301 Main St., Baton Rouge, LA 70802. Visiting at Rabenhorst Funeral Home chapel, 825 Government St., from noon Friday until religious service at 2 p.m., conducted by the Rev. Chris H. Andrews. Interment in Roselawn Memorial Park.
Cangelosi, Seritta Mary
A retired school teacher with 31 years at Istrouma High School and 10 years at St. Joseph Seminary, she died at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 31, 2003 at St. Clare Manor. She was 90 and a resident and native of Baton Rouge. Visiting at Rabenhorst Funeral Home East, 11000 Florida Blvd., from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, with recitation of the rosary at 5 p.m. Visiting at the funeral home from 10 a.m. to 1:10 p.m. Monday. Mass of Christian Burial at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church at 1:30 p.m. Monday, conducted by the Rev. Miles Walsh and Deacon Jim Wax. Interment in Roselawn Memorial Park. She is survived by a brother, Vincent Paul Cangelosi. She was preceded in death by her parents, Sam and Theresa Michelli Cangelosi; and a sister, Rosalie Theresa Cangelosi. She was a member of Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church and Catholic Daughters of the Americas.
Creaghan, Gertrude Marie
A retired teacher and former longtime resident of Baton Rouge, she died at 11:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 17, 1998, at St. Patrick's Hospital, Lake Charles, while residing with her nephew and family in Lake Charles. She was 91, born Aug. 9, 1906, in Pittsburgh. She moved to Baton Rouge in 1917. She was a mathematics teacher for 49 years in Lafourche Parish at Cut Off and in East Baton Rouge Parish at Istrouma, Catholic and Redemptorist high schools. Visiting was at Rabenhorst Funeral Home, 825 Government St., 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday, with a rosary at 8 p.m. Visiting at the funeral home, 10 a.m. to 1:40 p.m. Tuesday. Religious services at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church at 2 p.m. Tuesday, conducted by a former pupil, the Rev. Stephen Hymel, and concelebrated by the Rev. Mario Termini. Interment in Roselawn Memorial Park. Survived by a sister-in-law, Myrtle Coxe Creaghan; a niece, Jackie Creaghan; five nephews, twins John F. Robichaux and Dr. Robert P. Robichaux, James P. Creaghan, Frank C. Creaghan Jr. and Thomas M. Creaghan; 20 great-nieces and great-nephews and five great-great-nieces. Preceded in death by parents, James P. and Mary Flannery Creaghan; a sister, Mildred C. Robichaux; and two brothers, John C. and Frank C. Creaghan Sr. Pallbearers will be great-nephews, John and Paul Robichaux, Colin Creaghan and Robert, Richard and Ryan Robichaux. Honorary pallbearer is Stephen Creaghan. In lieu of flowers, family asks that donations be made to Catholic High School Scholarship Fund, 855 Hearthstone Drive, Baton Rouge, 70806.
Edgar, Sr., John Barrett
Died 4:35 PM Tuesday, Oct. 21, 1986, at Sterling Place. He was a native of New Iberia and resident of Baton Rouge. He was a retired East Baton Rouge Parish schoolteacher. Visiting at Welsh Funeral Home, 9 AM to 12:30 PM Thursday. Religious services at St. James Episcopal Church, 1 PM Thursday, conducted by the Rev. James Coleman. Burial in Greenoaks Memorial Park. Survived by wife, Genevieve Southwick Edgar; two daughters, Mrs Genevive E. (Cookie) Jones, Nacogdoches, Texas, and Mrs. Darlene E. Kyle, Welsh; two sons, J. Barrett "Barrie" Edgar Jr. and Robert S. Edgar, both of Baton Rouge; four sisters, Mrs Chester (Liddy) Paige and Mrs. Claude (Judy) Sampson, both of Alexandria, Mrs. Rex (Rachel) Githens, Vivian, and Mrs Jennie Detrick, Hampton, S.C.; and nine grandchildren. Preceded in death by parents, Mr. and Mrs. John McDonald Edgar; a brother, Alexander G. Edgar; and two sisters, Mrs. Mary Lou Harold Bennett and Mrs Roseanna Harper. Pallbearers will be Thomas G. Holliman, Clyde H. Lindsey, Thomas P. Hebert, J.D. Sharp, James Mathis, and Cliff G. Davis. Honorary pallbearers are Chip Kayle and Dr. H.L. Jones. He was a member of St. James Episcopal Church and was Sunday School superintendent for 15 years. He was a charter member of Baton Rouge Sportsmans League, a member of Capitol Lodge No. 399 F&AM, and Louisiana Retired Teachers Association. He received the Outanding Service award from the Baton Rouge Chamber of Commerce in 1968 and was known as the Father of Distributive Education of East Baton Rouge Parish. He was a former Baton Rouge City Police Academy teacher.
Fousse, Velma Magee
Died 8:05 AM Sunday, Oct. 1, 1995, at Baton Rouge General Medical Center. She was 91, a longtime resident of Baton Rouge and native of Franklinton. She was a retired schoolteacher, having taught at Istrouma High School for more than 30 years. Visiting at Greenoaks Funeral Home, 9595 Florida Blvd.; 5 to 9 PM Monday, and 8 AM until religious services in the chapel at 10 AM Tuesday, conducted by the Rev Edwin Scott. Interment in Greenoaks Memorial Park. Survived by a stepdaughter, Vera Fousse Holladay; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by husband, Florestan B. Fousse; parents, Joe N. and Lula Jenkins Magee; three brothers, Doyle Magee, Clyde Magee and T.C.W. Magee; and a sister, Lula Mae Magee. She was a longtime member of Goodwood Baptist Church, a member of Delta Kappa Gamma Sorority, and graduate of Baylor University.
Gaushell, Sr., Charles S.
A retired music teacher and resident of Ruston, he died Friday, Aug. 1, 1997, in Arcadia. He was 90 and a native of Lincoln Parish. Visiting was at Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, Ruston, 6 PM to 8 PM, Saturday. Religious services at the funeral home chapel at 2 PM Sunday. Interment in Forest Lawn Cemetery. Survived by wife, Kitty Burch Gaushell; two sons, Charles B. Gaushell, Ruston, and W. Harper Gaushell, Monroe; a daughter, Susan G. Jones, Houston; nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. He began his professional musical career in 1924 at the age of 17 as a trumpet player in vaudeville bands. For a number of years he toured the United States, Canada and Europe with many bands. He attended the LSU School of Music, where he met and married Kitty Aline Burch. He later received a master's degree from the Vandercook Music School in Chicago. In 1935 in Monroe, he became Neville High School's first band director. In 1944, he moved to Baton Rouge and became director of the Istrouma High School band. During his years at Istrouma, the band won many state and national awards for excellence. He retired from the Louisiana school system in 1973, after 38 years of service.
Kendrick, Mrs. Bess P.
Died at 2:30 PM Sunday, May 19, 1984, at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center. She was a native of LaSalle Parish and resident of Baton Rouge. She was a retired East Baton Rouge Parish school teacher. Visiting at Welsh Funeral Home from 2:30 to 9 PM Monday and from 8 AM until religious services at 10 AM Tuesday, conducted by the Rev. S.C. Stevens and the Rev. Ralph West. Graveside services at Taylor Cemetery, near Summerville, at 3 PM Tuesday. Survived by two sisters, Mrs. W.B. (Kate) Campbell and Mrs. Ora T. McCarroll, both of Baton Rouge; numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her husband, the Rev. John Kendrick. She was a member of First Church of Nazarene and National and Louisiana Retired Teachers Association.
Lewis, E. R. "Bob"
E.R. "Bob" Lewis, 99, died Wednesday, June 17, 2009, at his home in Baton Rouge in the company of his wife, Louise. A 57-year resident of Baton Rouge, he was born in Franklin County, Miss., on June 28, 1909. Visitation at Greenoaks Funeral Home, 9595 Florida Blvd., on Friday, June 19, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Visitation continues at the funeral home on Saturday, June 20, from 9 a.m. until funeral services at 10 a.m. Interment at Greenoaks Memorial Park. His grandsons will serve as pallbearers. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Parkinson's Association, Hospice of Baton Rouge, 9063 Siegen Lane, Suite A, or to Broadmoor Baptist Church, 9755 Goodwood Blvd. A retired educator, Bob earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Southern Mississippi and a master's degree in education from LSU. Throughout his long teaching career, he was dedicated to the success of his students. He taught physics, chemistry and other sciences. He occasionally coached at public schools in Mississippi and in Tensas Parish before moving in 1952 to Baton Rouge, where he taught at Baker High School, then Istrouma High School. In 1965, he accepted a position at LSU as a civil defense instructor. After 11 years at LSU, he retired in 1976. When time permitted, he enjoyed LSU basketball and football, reading, hunting and fishing, playing bridge, checkers and chess, gardening and working in his yard. After retiring, he had more time for these pleasures and for spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was a member of the Baton Rouge Retired Teachers Association, the Military Officers Association of America and Broadmoor Baptist Church. During World War II, he volunteered for the U.S. Army and served on active duty for four years. Entering the U.S. Army as a private, he advanced to the rank of first lieutenant and served as commander of the chemical warfare unit at Camp Gordon Johnston in Florida. After leaving active duty, he joined the Army Reserves, rising to the rank of major. In 1969, he retired from the Army Reserves and joined the Retired Reserves. Bob Lewis was a devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather who always put the interests and welfare of his family before his own. He is survived by his loving wife of 68 years, Louise Lea Lewis; children, Rosemary Buddecke and husband Robin, of Houston, W. James Lewis and wife Doris, of Lincoln, Neb., R. Bradley Lewis and wife Susan, of Bogalusa, and Virginia L. Walker and husband David, of Baton Rouge; grandchildren, Chris Buddecke, Barbara Buddecke Swarm, Michael K. Lewis and wife Nadia Kahn, Robert B. Lewis and wife Mechelle, Tanya Gonzalez Baker and husband Alan, David G. Lewis and wife Debra, Leigh W. Greene and husband Jason, Andrew B. Lewis, Paul W. Walker and wife Jill, Steven R. Lewis and Matthew L. Walker; great-grandchildren, James Gonzalez, Catelyn Greene, Estelle Gonzalez, Hanna Lewis, Ginny Greene, Tommy Greene, Eli Lewis, Sabina Lewis, Nell Baker, Emily Claire Greene and Gordon Lewis; and many cousins, nephews and nieces. He was preceded in death by his parents, William James and Mary A. Lewis; brothers, Lonnie Lewis and Romie Lewis; and sisters, Lavania Porter, Lessie Chisholm and Lola Barnett. After a long and meaningful life, the past few years of his life were a struggle because of the debilitating effects of Parkinson's disease. The family wants to express our thanks to the staff of Hospice Care of Baton Rouge and to the women who provided 24-hour care for our father and husband. We thank Valerie Banks, Nova Brandon, Frances Johnson, Fran Matthews and Barbara Sanders and we especially want to thank Bessie Clark for her gentle and professional care.
Stewart, Annie McGlaughan
Born May 12, 1901, in Winton, N.C., she was retired from teaching English at
Istrouma High School since 1966. She was 102 and a resident of Baton
Rouge. Visiting at Istrouma Baptist Church from 10 a.m. Tuesday until
religious service at noon, conducted by Pastor Jim Bain. Interment in
Roselawn Memorial Park. Survived by two nieces, Lila Jordan and Betty Key;
and two nephews, Tommy Stewart and Floyd Patterson. She was a charter
member of Istrouma Baptist Church, a member of Order of the Eastern Star
and a graduate of LSU. Rabenhorst Funeral Home East, 11000 Florida Blvd.,
in charge of arrangements.
Stewart, Marvin Christopher
Marvin Christopher Stewart, a resident of Pebble Beach, Calif., affectionately known as "Moose Stewart," died Sunday, Aug. 30, 2009, at the Avé Maria Convalescent Hospital in Monterey, Calif. Lt. Col. Stewart, 97, was the son of the late Mary Frances Stockstill Stewart and Thomas Jefferson Stewart, of Picayune, Miss. He was an All-SEC offensive and defensive center for the LSU football team on their 1935-1937 SEC championship teams. He played in the Tigers' second and third Sugar Bowls earning him a trophy and record "most minutes played in a Sugar Bowl." He earned two All-American honors and the opportunity to play on the College All-Star team against the Chicago Bears. At the same time, he was picked in the second round of the draft by the Chicago Bears to play professional football. He was the first athlete selected to the LSU Hall of Fame. Stewart chose to take a commission in the U.S. Marine Corps. During World War II he saw action in the Pacific Theater. In 1947, he coached the Quantico Marine Team to the All-Navy Championship. He was selected as a member of the United Nations Peacekeeping mission 1948 during the formation of the state of Israel. Retiring after 23 years in the Marine Corps, he was a teacher, coach and administrator at Istrouma High School in Baton Rouge. He was an assistant coach for the Istrouma High School team winning the 1963 and 1964 state championships. He served as principal of Istrouma High School from 1972 to 1982. He was married for 57 years to the late Dorothy Spikes, who was of Richton, Miss. He is survived by his daughters, Mary Stewart, Nancy Stewart Cava and her husband, Gregory W. Cava, of Pebble Beach. He is also survived by three grandchildren, Lee O'Callaghan, Lesley Caracci and Frank Caracci. There will be a brief visitation at Jones & Son Funeral Home in Richton prior to graveside services held at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 5, at the Sunset Cemetery in Richton. In lieu of flowers, the family requests all memorials to be sent in memory of Lt. Col. Marvin C. Stewart, U.S.M.C. (retired) to America's VetDogs, 371 E. Jericho Turnpike, Smithtown, N.Y. 11787, a foundation that trains and provides guide and therapy dogs to disabled veterans.
Vay, Victoria Naul "Viccie"
Died 3 PM Saturday, March 16, 1991, at the Baton rouge General Medical Center. She was a native of East Feliciana Parish and resident of Baton Rouge. She was a retired schoolteacher with over 37 years of teaching service. Visiting at Welsh Funeral Home, after 11 AM until religious services at 1:30 PM Monday, conducted by the Rev. Wayne Miller. Burial in Roselawn Memorial Park. Survived by a daughter, Vera Vay Stevens, Baton Rouge; a brother, C.W. Naul, Baton Bouge; three grandsons, Kevin L. Steven, Longview, Texas, Daryl K. Steven and Kary L. Steven, both of Baton Rouge; a granddaughter, Vickie S. Elliott, Columbus, Ohio; eleven great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by husband, S. L. "Sep" Vay; an a son, Jerry Wayne Vay; parents, I.N. and Viccie Lucas Naul; three brothers, Everett Lucas and I.B. Naul; five sisters, Copra Davis, Bernice Roark, Evelyn Norwood, Nita Bond and Bessie Berthelot. Pallbearers will be Keith Naul, Bernie Naul, Dale Berthelot, Dr. C. Lynn Naul, Wayne Naul, Dr. Obie Naul, Donald James Naul, Kenneth Roark, Carrol Lucas Naul, Kerry Downs, Daryl Stevens and Kary Stevens,. She was a graduate of Baywood High School and Louisiana State University. She was a member of the State and National Education Association and a member of Florida Blvd. Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Florida Blvd. Baptist Church, Bethany Baptist Church, Baywood, or a charity of your choice.
Yunkes, Mary Matthews
She succumbed to cancer on Monday, Oct. 5, 1998, at age 96, after a brief and sudden illness. Until recently, she was strong and active and enjoyed weekly volunteer work for her church of 50 years, as well as daily work, weather permitting, maintaining the grounds and plantings of her Morning Glory Avenue home. She was born in 1902, second among eight children, at the Darlington farm of her parents, William P. Matthews, a prominent planter and longtime president of St. Helen Parish Police Jury, and the former Blanche Freeman of Hickory Hill Plantation, Wilson. She married Julius Yunkes of Bayou Sara in 1921 and they had been married 59 years when he died in 1981. She was a graduate of Silliman Academy and LSU, where she obtained a master's degree in education, her chosen career. She began teaching in St. Francisville and then went on to teach for more than 50 years in Baton Rouge schools, where she had the pleasure of seeing hundreds of her students go on to positions of leadership in the community. She received many honors during her career, including "Outstanding Teacher in the Parish" in 1965 to 1966, and she was elected president of each of her several teachers associations. Her lifelong interest in student sports, especially football, included a stint as the first football coach at Magnolia School and the awarding of an "honorary coach" team jacket at Istrouma High School. She was attended at her death and during her final days by loving family members, and they report that her passing was a painless and peaceful one. She was predeceased by a daughter, Marion Y. Donnelly of St. Petersburg, Fla., as well as five of her seven siblings. She is survived by her daughter, Joyce Y. Speck, Dallas; eight grandchildren, F. Paul Naquin, SuEllen N. Hull, Nancy N. Hernandez and J. Reagan Naquin, all of Baton Rouge, and F.M. Donnelly Jr. and Anne D. Baum of St. Petersburg, Jean D. Morra, Cincinnati, and Lynne Donnelly, Durham, N.H.; 16 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. She is also survived by sisters, Rebecca Matthews Carter, Greensburg, and Doris Matthews McLean, Morning Glory Avenue, Baton Rouge. A "Happy 95th Birthday" celebration held for her in 1997 had more than a hundred attendees, including nearly all of her surviving family members and their spouses and offspring, as well as old friends, past students, member of her church, sororities and other organizations. She was a member of Alpha Delta Kappa, Phi Lambda Pi, St. Margaret's Guild, Trinity Episcopal Church Altar Guild, National Education Association, National Retired Teachers Association and many other professional and post-professional groups. Funeral arrangements are being made privately, but a public memorial service will be conducted by the Rev. Ralph Howe at Trinity Episcopal Church, 3552 Morning Glory Avenue, at 1:30 p.m. Monday. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Trinity Episcopal Church, in the memory of this remarkable woman who has led such a remarkable and long life in our community.