WILSON, ELIZABETH ANN CREIGHTON
A former 17-year employee of the East Baton Rouge Parish School Board and a resident of Rosedale, she died at 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4, 2001, at her residence. She was 48 and a native of Lafayette. Visiting at St. Joseph Catholic Church hall, Grosse Tete, from 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. Mass of Christian Burial at the church at 6 p.m. Wednesday, celebrated by the Rev. Shelton Fabre. Interment in Evergreen Memorial Park. Survived by her husband of 25 years, Steven Robert Wilson; a daughter, Jordan Wilson, Rosedale, and fiance, Chuck Sanders; a sister, Sissy Sampson, Denham Springs; two brothers, Ronnie Creighton, Baton Rouge, and Cliff Creighton, Lafayette; and beloved friends and pets. Preceded in death by her parents. Pallbearers will be family members. Green Maringouin Funeral Home, 625-2117, in charge of arrangements.
ACHORD, (INFANT) ABIGAILE ELIZABETH
A beloved child, she was born and died Thursday, Oct. 25, 2001, at Baton Rouge General Medical Center. Graveside services in Evergreen Memorial Park, Denham Springs, at 10 a.m. Thursday, conducted by the Rev. Larry Devall. Survived by her father and mother, John Joseph Achord and Lisa Danielle Sanford; three half-brothers, Joshua Blaine Walker, John Cameron Achord and Jonathan Cole Achord; maternal grandparents, Charles and Sherry Sanford; paternal grandparents, Nelson Sr. and Betty Achord; great-grandparents; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins, including a special uncle, Brian Sanford. Seale Funeral Home, Denham Springs, in charge of arrangements.
ALBAREZ, GERALD ANDREW
A resident of Baton Rouge, he died Monday, Oct. 29, 2001. He was 63 and a native of Belle Rose. Visiting was at Greenoaks Funeral Home, 9595 Florida Blvd., from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday. Visiting at the funeral home chapel from 10 a.m. until services at noon Wednesday. Interment in Greenoaks Memorial Park. Survived by his mother, Nolda Albarez; a daughter, Stacy O'Rourke and husband Mike; a son, Gary Paul Albarez and wife Andrea; a sister, Dorene Bloodworth; grandchildren, Austin, Ben, Sally, Kobi, Richie, Carson, Camille, Dane and Grace; and three brothers, J.V., Cary and Kenneth Albarez. Preceded in death by his father, Andrew Joseph Albarez.
ALONZO, JESSICA MICHELLE "JESSIE"
A resident and native of Watson, she died at 9 a.m. Monday, Oct. 29, 2001, at her home. She was 2 months old. Visiting at Charlet Funeral Home Inc., Zachary, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday. Religious services at the funeral home at 10 a.m. Wednesday, conducted by the Rev. Darwin Hall and chaplain Gary Pearce. Interment in Star Hill Cemetery, St. Francisville. Survived by her father and mother, Kevin and Caroline Alonzo; paternal grandparents, Perrie and Barbara Alonzo, Watson; maternal grandparents, Linda Felker, Zachary, and Robert Rogers, Jackson; and two brothers, Arren Davis Alonzo, 2 years old, and Tyler Daniel Alonzo, 1 year old.
BARROW, KATIE FOSTER "MAMA KATIE"
A retired food service employee with the East Baton Rouge Parish school system and a resident of Baker, she died Tuesday morning, Oct. 23, 2001, at her residence. She was 84 and a native of Baton Rouge. Visiting at Bethany World Prayer Center, Baker, from 9 a.m. until religious services at 1 p.m. Wednesday, with Pastor Alfred Moore III officiating. Interment in Southern Memorial Gardens. Survived by a daughter, Dorothy Barrow Anderson; four sisters, Harriet Foster, and Mary Jane Blakes and husband Alex, all of Baton Rouge, Pastor Emma Foster Howard and husband Pastor J.P. Howard, Galveston, Texas, and Clara Foster Early, Baker; a brother, James Foster and wife Amanda, Baker; two grandchildren, Carolyn S. Anderson, Union City, Ga., and LaTwanda A. Anderson, Stockbridge, Ga.; two great-grandchildren, Marco J. Pounds and Morgan Anderson, both of Union City; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. Preceded in death by her husband, Mack Barrow Sr.; a son, Mack Barrow Jr.; parents, John Foster Sr. and Virginia Albert Foster; stepmother, Angeline Foster; a brother, Cleveland Foster; a sister, Bertha Foster Washington; and a brother-in-law, Pastor Robert Early Sr. Pallbearers will be Narvel Hamilton Sr., Michael James Sr., Frankie Myers, Quinton Myers, Bertell Noble Sr. and Mason Schexsnayder. Winnfield Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
BONDS, REBECCA PATE
A resident of Pensacola, Fla., she died Monday, Oct. 22, 2001, in Miami. She was 46 and a native of Picayune, Miss. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday and 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Friday. Religious services at the residence of her parents in Fluker at 11 a.m. Friday, conducted by the Rev. David Pate, the Rev. Larry Sylvest and the Rev. Welby Bozeman. Interment in Tangipahoa Cemetery, Tangipahoa. Survived by two daughters and a son-in-law, Stephanie Nicole and Anthony Novak, Silver Hill, Ala., and Kristen Renee Bonds, Pensacola; parents, Robert and Florene Pate, Fluker; three sisters, Robbie Pate Bishop, Baton Rouge, Deborah Pate Ragan, Orlando, Fla., and Lisa Pate Ginn, Raleigh, N.C.; a brother, Robert Pate Jr., Orlando; three nephews; two nieces and a great-niece. Preceded in death by a sister, Sarita Pate. She was a member of Ira Chapter 84 of Order of the Eastern Star, and First Baptist Church, Tangipahoa.
BOURG, EDITH SCHEXNAYDRE "BOO BOOT"
A loving wife, mother and grandmother and co-owner of Bourg Insurance Agency, she died at 12:44 a.m. Monday, Oct. 29, 2001, at her home in Donaldsonville. She was 64 and a native of Orange Grove Plantation in Burnside. She is survived by her husband of 43 years, Claude "Toby" Bourg, Donaldsonville; a daughter and son-in-law, Bambi and Chuck LeBlanc, Donaldsonville; three sons and three daughters-in-law, Brad Paul and Malea Bourg, Baton Rouge, Berthil J. and Stephanie Bourg, Donaldsonville, and Brennan Michael and Becky Bourg, Prairieville; seven grandchildren, Chase, Michael and Lauren LeBlanc, and Caroline, Davis, Abigail and Brennan Bourg Jr.; two sisters, Sister Mary de Montfort, Ponchatoula, and Ione LeBlanc of Burnside; and seven brothers and spouses, Vernon "Coon" and Barbara Schexnaydre of Gonzales, Nolte and Agnes Schexnaydre, Berthil and Ola Mae Schexnaydre, Clyde and Marie Schexnaydre, Dayton and Lady Schexnaydre, Lyle and Francis Schexnaydre, and Kenneth Schexnaydre, all of Burnside. Preceded in death by her parents, Berthil J. and Edith Brou Schexnaydre; three sisters and a brother. Pallbearers will be Nicholas Bourg, Myles Schexnaydre, Kent Schexnaydre, Dale Schexnaydre, Blaine Schexnaydre, Vincent "Beazy" Sotile Jr., Jack "Spike" Noel Jr. and Danny Savoie. Visitation at Ourso Funeral Home, Donaldsonville, from 8 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. Wednesday. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Ascension Catholic Church, Donaldsonville, at noon Wednesday, concelebrated by the Rev. Randy Cuevas, the Rev. Michael Galea, the Rev. Kenneth Laird, the Rev. Clarence Waguespack and the Rev. Donald Blanchard. Entombment in Ascension Catholic Church Mausoleum. Memorial donations may be made to Ascension Catholic Church Preservation or Ascension Catholic Interparochial School. Special thanks to Dr. Jon A. Savoie and Dr. Georgia Reine, and their staffs, and Dawn Landry.
BROWNING, THELMA CESSNA
A homemaker and a resident of Baton Rouge, she died at 9 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28, 2001, at Summit Hospital. She was 76 and a native of Vicksburg, Miss. Visiting at Rabenhorst Funeral Home East, 11000 Florida Blvd., from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday and from 8:30 a.m. until services at 11 a.m. Friday. Survived by a daughter, Janice Scavone Williams; three sons, Charles W. Marter, Robert G. Marter and Raymond A. Scavone; 12 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her husband, Edward E. Browning; a daughter, Dorothy Decker; mother, Florence Cessna; and father, Charles W. Cessna.
CANGELOSI, ROSALIE GRECO
A resident of Baton Rouge, she died Monday, Oct. 29, 2001, at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center. She was 79 and a native of Hollandale, Miss. Visiting was at Rabenhorst Funeral Home, 825 Government St., from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday. Visiting at Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church, 2250 Main St., from 2 p.m. until Mass of Christian Burial at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, celebrated by the Rev. Donald Blanchard. Entombment in Greenoaks Memorial Park Mausoleum. Survived by a daughter, Josephine Constance "Jo" Cangelosi, San Francisco; two nephews, Sam and John Greco, both of Houston; and a niece, Victoria G. Ross, Fort Walton Beach, Fla. Preceded in death by her husband, Sam F. Cangelosi; and her twin brother, Sam Greco. She was a member of Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church, Catholic Daughters of the Americas and the Potpourri Club. She was a past member of East Baton Rouge Lions Club Auxiliary. Special thanks for the love and care given by Jane Lange and Rosemary Turner. In lieu of flowers, the family prefers donations to a favorite charity.
A retired employee of Dolese Concrete Co. and a resident of Baton Rouge, he died Sunday, Oct. 28, 2001. He was a native of Star Hill. Visiting at St. Mary Baptist Church from 5 p.m. Thursday until religious services at 7 p.m., conducted by the Rev. Conway Knighton. Visiting at the church from 8 a.m. until dismissal at 10 a.m. Friday. Interment in Southern Memorial Gardens. Survived by his wife, Ada R. Cavalier; two daughters, Geraldine Cavalier Bradford and Deborah Lynn Cavalier; and a granddaughter, Ingrid Benae Bradford, all of Baton Rouge; two sisters, Albertha Clark, Port Hudson, and Erma Veal, Baton Rouge; a brother, George Cavalier III, Baton Rouge; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Preceded in death by his parents, three brothers and five sisters. He was a member of St. Mary Baptist Church, where he served in the deacon and brotherhood ministries and as a member of the trustee board and male chorus. Brother Cavalier loved his church. Miller & Daughter Mortuary, Zachary, in charge of arrangements.
CHRISTIAN, SR. GARY O'NEIL
Born Oct. 28, 1958, in Baton Rouge, he died in a motorcycle accident Saturday, Oct. 27, 2001, on Hooper Road in Baton Rouge. Visiting was at Greenoaks Funeral Home, 9595 Florida Blvd., from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday. Visiting at the funeral home chapel from 8 a.m. until religious services at 10 a.m. Wednesday, conducted by Brother Hugh Lambert of McComb, Miss. Gary was a loving, caring, thoughtful father, brother, fiance and son. He is survived by three children, Gary Jr., Leigh Anne and Crystal Christian; and a granddaughter, Emily Christian, all of Gonzales; fiancee, Linda Lenoir Rougeau and daughter Shannon of Baton Rouge; two brothers, Danny Christian and wife Terrie of Baton Rouge, and Kevin Christian and wife Pauline of Krotz Springs; a sister, Cyd Christian McCool and husband Kelley of Austin, Texas; father, Roy "Buck" Christian and wife Margaret of Gloster, Miss.; mother and stepfather, Geri and Bill Blansfield of Baton Rouge; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and special friends. Preceded in death by his 18-year-old son, Jeremy Paul Christian; and his special great-aunt, Ruby Voth.
CLOUATRE, ROGER JAMES
Manager of human resources at Vulcan Chemicals in Geismar and a resident of St. Amant, he died at 5:15 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2001, in St. Amant. He was 53 and a native of New Orleans. He was a U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force veteran of the Vietnam War, with the rank of specialist five as a crew chief and aviation mechanic in both fixed and rotary wing Army aircraft. He was an honor graduate of his 1968 advanced individual training class at Fort Rucker, Ala. He was awarded the following military honors: Air Medal with Oak Leaf cluster, Army Commendation Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal with Oak Leaf cluster and Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal. Visiting at Ourso Funeral Home, Gonzales, from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday. Visiting at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, St. Amant, from 9 a.m. until Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. Friday, concelebrated by the Rev. Bob Stine and the Rev. Tom Ranzino. Entombment in church mausoleum. Survived by his wife, Katherine LeBourgeois Clouatre, St. Amant; father and mother, Arthur J. Sr. and Laura Agnes Frederic Clouatre, St. Amant; a daughter and son-in-law, Stephanie Leah Clouatre-Davis and Michael Davis, Lafayette; three sons and daughters-in-law, Capt. Spencer and Jill Clouatre, Stafford, Va., and Stuart and Jaime Clouatre and Styles and Heather Clouatre, all of St. Amant; four sisters, Monica C. McCrory, Phylis C. Decotreau and Kathleen Clouatre, all of St. Amant, and Jill C. Gautreau, Gonzales; five brothers, A.J. Clouatre Jr. and Randy Clouatre, both of St. Amant, Robert Clouatre, French Settlement, and Bruce and William Clouatre, both of Gonzales; and three grandchildren, Caleb, Callie and Madeline Clouatre. Preceded in death by an infant brother, Clark Matthew Clouatre. Pallbearers will be Courtney Clouatre, Sean Clouatre, Randy Clouatre Jr., Bruce Clouatre Jr., Jessie Piper, Damien LeBourgeois, Cassie Clouatre and Titan Gautreau. He was a graduate of St. Amant High School and an undergraduate in business at Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond. He was a member of the Quad Area board of directors, Ascension Parish Home Rule Charter Committee, East Ascension Drainage Committee and board of directors of St. Amant Properties. He was a two-term member of the Ascension Parish School Board and a 25-year employee of Vulcan Chemicals. He was recipient of the 1999 Ascension Parish Chamber of Commerce Man of the Year award and the 1999 Vulcan Chemicals Volunteer of the Year award. His major initiatives were Ascension Parish Trash Bash, Chem Friends, Physics Fun Fest, Library Technology Center, Parish Science Fair, Boy Scout food drives, Tools for Schools, Junior Achievement and Teacher and Student Shadow Days. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Roger J. Clouatre Memorial Scholarship Fund at United Community Bank in Gonzales, c/o William Clouatre.
CRYAR, EARL "DOC"
A retired civil engineer of the Department of Transportation and Development, with 30 years of service, and a resident of Baton Rouge, he died Sunday, Oct. 28, 2001, at Baton Rouge General Medical Center-Bluebonnet. He was 76, born Dec. 20, 1924. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. Visiting was at Rabenhorst Funeral Home East, 11000 Florida Blvd., from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday. Visiting at the funeral home chapel from 9 a.m. until religious services at 11 a.m. Wednesday, conducted by the Rev. F. William Mackie. Interment in Greenoaks Memorial Park. He is survived by his wife, Mary Juan Cryar; a son and daughter-in-law, Kenneth and Patty Cryar of Katy, Texas; three grandchildren, Megan, Sarah and Katie Cryar, all of Katy; a brother, W.L. Cryar of Longview, Texas; and a sister, Georgia Faye Kurtz of Pennsylvania. Preceded in death by his parents, Z.G. and Nancy Cryar; a son, Micheal Cryar; and two brothers, Richard and Lloyd Cryar. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, P.O. Box 50, Memphis, TN 38101-0050, or to First Christian Church, 8484 Old Hammond Highway, Baton Rouge, LA 70809.