RESERVE - Thomas "Tom" J. Boudreaux, 76, a native and resident of Reserve, died Feb. 2, 1999. He was the brother of Lydia Ockman, Violet Duhe and the late Elmore Boudreaux.
Services were held Feb. 4 at St. Peter Catholic Church, Reserve, with interment at the church cemetery.
DES ALLMANDS - The Rev. Joseph J. Dorsey Sr., 81, a native and resident of Paradis, died Jan. 28, 1999. He was the father of Shirley Smith, Vergiania White and Janice, Marilyn, Deborah and Joseph Dorsey Jr.
He was also the brother of Rachel West.
He is also survived by eight grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
Services were held Feb. 4 at Antioch Baptist Church, Des Allemands, with interment at Shell Mound Cemetery.
NEW ORLEANS - Elsie Lemieux Dumas, 90, a native of Vacherie and a resident of New Orleans, died Feb. 2, 1999. She was the daughter of the late Willie and Rosalie Lemieux and sister of Beatrice Harris, Gussie Stevens and the late Sedonia Tillman, Ocelia Wingate, Lacretia Keller, Elenora Jones and Willie, Gabriel and Alexander Lemieux.
Services were held Feb. 5 in the chapel of Tharp-Sontheimer-Laudumiey Funeral Home, with interment in Vacherie.
LAPLACE - Velma Magee LeBan, 94, a native of Tylertown, Miss., and a resident of LaPlace for many years, died Jan. 29, 1999. She was the wife of the late Victor LeBan, mother of Jean Varando Hunter and the late Eugene Varando and step-mother of Jeanette Dandridge.
She was also the daughter of the late Sam and Liza Magee and sister of the late Annie Hill, Emma Johnson, Bessie Ellzey, Sarah Gill, Gladys Washington and Luther Magee.
She is also survived by 11 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren.
Services are today at 11 a.m. at Ninde Chapel Methodist Church, LaPlace, with interment at Providence Resthaven Cemetery, LaPlace. Visitation starts at 8:30 a.m.
NORCO - Gladys Breaux Loupe, 79, a native of Gray and a resident of Norco for 40 years, died Feb. 2, 1999. She was the wife of the late Gustave Loupe and mother of Julianne Vega, Donald and David Loupe.
She was also the sister of Gertrude Dowden, Alvin, Bert and Eddie Breaux and the late Lillian Ulizzi and Arthur and Paul Breaux.
She is also survived by five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
She was the original owner of Loupe's Supermarket, Norco.
Services were held Feb. 5 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Norco, with interment at Garden of Memories Cemetery, Metairie.
ALGIERS - Joan "Tony" Songy Nethery, 67, a native of Edgard and a resident of Algiers for 46 years, died Feb. 2, 1999. She was the wife of Henry S. Nethery and mother of Margaret, Claudia, John, William and Bruce Nethery.
She was also the daughter of the late Claude and Fabiola Songy and sister of Cleo DeGraauw, Enid Nielsen, Elsie Morris and Kenneth, Monsignor James and Monsignor Donald Songy.
She is also survived by two grandchildren.
Services were held Feb. 5 at St. Andrew the Apostle Catholic Church, Algiers, with interment at Westlawn Memorial Park.
DESTREHAN - Odette Troxler Petit, a native of Taft and a resident of Destrehan, died Feb. 4, 1999. She was the wife of the late Hypolite A. "Pete" Petit and mother of Anne Hymel, Carmelite Clement, Lorraine Forrest and the late Cecil J. Petit. She was also the daughter of the late Charles Troxler and Carmelite Lorio and sister of Inez Schexnaydre and the late Felicien, Charles, Anatole, Olide, Cyrile "Trixie," Laura and Delia Troxler and the late Elmire Zeringue.
She is also survived by seven grandchildren.
Services were held Feb. 5 at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, Destrehan, with interment at the church mausoleum.
NEW ORLEANS - Louise Myrtle Washington Pierre, 87, a native of Convent and a resident of New Orleans, died Jan. 28, 1999. She was the wife of the late Arthur Pierre.
She was also the daughter of the late Angell Jones and Isan Washington and the sister of the late Certney Marcelous and John, Willie, Isadore and Leo Washington.
She is survived by nieces and nephews.
Services are today at 10 a.m. at First Corinthian Baptist Church, New Orleans, with interment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Visitation starts at 9 a.m.
METAIRIE - Shirley Joseph "Joe" Surgi, 78, a native of New Orleans and a resident of LaPlace for 15 years, died Feb. 3, 1999. He was the father of Cheryl Oliveri and Brian Surgi.
He was also the brother of Ethel Koerkel and Beverly Kraemer.
He is also survived by seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Services are today at 1 p.m. in the chapel of Tharp-Sontheimer-Tharp Funeral Home, Metairie, with interment at Garden of Memories.
CONVENT - Camille LeBoeuf Brignac, 101, a native of Convent and resident of New Orleans, died Jan. 30, 1999. She was the wife of the late Louis Brignac. She was also the daughter of the late Camille and Louise LeBoeuf and was preceded in death by eight brothers and two sisters.
Services are today at 10:30 a.m. at St. Michael Catholic Church, Convent, with interment at the church cemetery. Visitation starts at 9 a.m.
CONVENT - James H. "Tarzan" Dornier, 87, a native and resident of Convent, died Jan. 31, 1999. He was the husband of the late Odette Landry Dornier and father of James Jr., Gary and Michael Dornier. He was also the son of the late Jules A. and Felicie Dicharry Dornier and brother of the late Lillian, Hazel, Mildred, Jules Jr., Carroll, Benjamin and Anthony Dornier.
He is also survived by eight grandchildren.
Services will be held Feb. 4 at St. Michael Catholic Church, Convent, with interment at the church mausoleum. Visitation is set today at Alexander Funeral Home, Lutcher, from 6 to 9 p.m. and tomorrow from 8 to 9:30 a.m.