Walter Louis Himel Sr., 70, a resident of Biloxi, Miss., died Saturday in Biloxi, Miss.
He was a native of Hammond and had been a resident of the coast since 1979. He was the former owner of Himel Auto Parts in North Biloxi and retired from MGCCC, Perkinston Campus and was the first instructor and helped develop the automotive sales and management courses. He was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church and Biloxi Elks Lodge #606. Mr. Himel served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Carol J. Himel; parents, Herman D. and Gladys Himel; one brother, H.D. Himel; and one sister, Cora Mae Kuykendall.
He is survived by two sons, Walter Louis Himel Jr. and his wife, Brandie, of Biloxi, Miss., and Scott Dennis Himel of Meridian, Miss.; two brothers, Ray Himel of New Iberia and Jamie Himel of Morgan City; three sisters, Marjorie Galloway of Hammond, Dorothy Koen of Memphis, Tenn., and Patsy Gill of Slidell; two grandchildren, Austin Taylor Leveloe and Kelsay Carolann Himel, both of Biloxi.
Visitation will be Tuesday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Riemann Memorial Funeral Home in Biloxi, Miss.
A Mass of Resurrection will be celebrated at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Biloxi, Miss. Friends may visit from noon to 1 p.m. at the church.
Burial will be in the Biloxi National Cemetery.
Memorials may be sent to Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church Building Fund, 2090 Pass Rd., Biloxi, MS 39531.
Riemann Funeral Home in Biloxi, Miss., is in charge of arrangements.
Deanna Mae DeHart Liner, 61, a native and resident of Theriot, died Tuesday.
Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Andrew Episcopal Church in Theriot.
Memorial services Saturday will begin at 2 p.m. at the church.
She is survived by her husband, Morris Terry Liner Sr. of Theriot; two sons, Morris J. Liner Jr. and Tandy M. Liner, both of Theriot; her mother, Maria Marie Daisey DeHart of Theriot; a brother, Cary DeHart of Theriot; and three sisters, Ellen Rink of Morgan City and Nancy Punch and Merrill Liner, both of Theriot.
She was preceded in death by her father.
Chauvin Funeral Home in Houma is in charge of arrangements.
John Mitchell "Mitch" Hebert
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Stephen Catholic Church in Berwick for John Mitchell "Mitch" Hebert, 44, who died suddenly on June 6, 2003, at his home in San Francisco.
Visitation will be observed from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. Wednesday. Visitation will continue at 8 a.m. Thursday and continue until the beginning of the funeral service officiated by the Rev. Sabino Rebosura.
Mitch was born in the small town of Berwick, La., in 1958, the fourth child of Earl Hebert and Nelwyn Shepherd Hebert. At an early age he felt the pull of bigger places and used hard work and creativity as his transportation.
He founded his first flower shop at the age of 19 in his hometown, the start of a full and creative life in business for himself.
He lived in New Orleans for most of his adult years, where he built and ran a successful florist business still known as Mitch’s Flowers.
At the time of his death, Mitch was several months into establishing another elegant flower shop in San Rafael, Calif.
Many will remember the richness of Mitch’s spirit in the gorgeous and innovative designs he created for innumerable large celebrations; others will remember his talent for simply turning something ordinary into an object of beauty and meaning.
In addition to his creative talent and business savvy, Mitch was a classic car collector and an avid fisherman. He spent every extra minute on his boat or cooking seafood at the family camp in Grand Isle.
Mitch’s time will not be measure in the years of his life, but in the life in his years. His wit and zest will be missed.
Mitch is survived by his parents; his son, Blake Hebert of Lafayette; two sisters, Julie Hebert and her husband, Kenn Norman, of Los Angeles, and Janice Hebert and her husband, Arthur Cormier, of Washington, D.C., and Lafayette; and two brothers, Earl J. Hebert Jr. and his wife, Becky Scott Hebert, of New Roads, and Bradley P. Hebert of Baker.
Mitch was also the proud uncle of Stephan Williams of Portland, Ore., Alexis Petrakis of San Francisco, Mallie Hebert of Lafayette, Annie and Lily Cormier of Lafayette, and Chelsea and Benjamin Hebert of Baker.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Anita Aucoin Hebert and Oscar Hebert of Berwick, and Lottie Price Shepherd and Percy Shepherd of Morgan City.
Twin City Funeral Home in Morgan City is in charge of arrangements.
Gertrude "Gottie" Marsh, 71, a native of Ashton and a resident of Morgan City, died Wednesday, Oct. 1, at 3:56 a.m. at Teche Regional Medical Center in Morgan City.
Visitation will be at Special Province Baptist Church in Baldwin from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday.
Funeral services will be held Saturday at noon at the church. Burial will be in the church cemetery in Baldwin.
She reared Yvonne Marsh, Anna Jones, Ann Ward, Joseph Ward, Tonya Ward, Tojaka Ward and Preston Ward, all of Morgan City. She is survived also by two brothers, Percy Washington of Houston and Johnny Marsh Jr. of Verdunville; and one sister, Odeal Marsh of Morgan City.
Marsh was preceded in death by her parents, four sisters and three brothers.
Otis Mortuary in Franklin is in charge of arrangements.
Maria Pitarro Pecoraro, 99, a native of Hammond and a resident of the Patterson Health Care Center, died Friday, Nov. 28.
She is survived by one daughter, Rosemarie Pecoraro Vining and her husband, Alden, of Morgan City; a daughter-in-law, Rosemarie "Rose" Pecoraro of Metairie; a son-in-law, Sam Nuccio of Metairie; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ottavio Pecoraro; two sons, Anthony "Tony" Pecoraro and Pasquale "Pat" Pecoraro; and one daughter, Lena Pecoraro Nuccio.
Harry McKneely & Sons Funeral Home in Hammond is in charge of arrangements.
Captain D.O. "Don" Donham Sr., 86, a native of Lake Village, Ark., and a resident of Stephensville, died Monday, Feb. 2, 2004, at his residence.
He was a Christian man who loved his family dearly. He loved the outdoors and treasured the times he would go fishing and hunting. He loved boating, which is reflective of his career of being a boat captain. He loved fixing up "Hilda’s House." He will be missed by a host of friends who knew him as "Don."
He was the son of the late Herman Donham and the late Clara (Howard) Donham and his stepmother, the late Florence Rusk Donham.
He is survived by his loving wife of more than 64 years, Hilda Donham of Stephensville; three sons, Donnin H. Donham of Morgan City, Dan P. Donham Sr. and his wife Dell of Thibodaux and Darwin O. Donham Jr. of Morgan City; five grandchildren, Danny Donham, David Donham, DeeAnn Donham Bazile, Anna Donham Campbell and Rufflin Donham; and six great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. today and from 11 a.m. until service time on Wednesday.
Funeral services will be held at Twin City Funeral Home at 1 p.m. Wednesday with the Rev. Marty Harden officiating.
Interment will be at Morgan City Cemetery in Morgan City.
Twin City Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.
Emmanuel J. Touchet
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Vincent Funeral Home in Kaplan for Emmanuel J. Touchet, 70, who died Tuesday at Teche Regional Medical Center in Morgan City.
He will be laid to rest in Hebert Cemetery in Kaplan.
He is survived by his wife, Geneva Rung Touchet of Morgan City; his son, Michael Touchet of Morgan City; his daughter, Nicole Paxton of Denver; one sister, Loris Broussard of Kaplan; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his mother, one sister and one brother.
Visitation will be observed until 10 p.m. today at Vincent Funeral Home in Kaplan with a rosary at 7 p.m.
Visitation will resume at 8 a.m. Thursday until funeral services begin at 11 a.m.
All funeral arrangements are being conducted by Vincent Funeral Home of Kaplan.
Roy Andrew Boudreaux Sr., a lifelong resident of Morgan City, born February 21, 1919, passed away surrounded by his loving family on June 18, 2004.
Mr. Roy spent his working years as a highly skilled mechanic.
He courageously gave of himself in defense of our great nation as an Army Veteran of World War II.
Roy was known for his athletic ability. In his younger years he was a boxer.
His greatest passion was his family and the selfless devotion to his wife of 59 years, Lillian Louis Boudreaux.
Visitation was held Sunday, June 20, 2004, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Hargrave Funeral Home. Visitation resumed today at 8 a.m.
Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. at Hargrave Funeral Home. He was laid to rest in the Morgan City Mausoleum.
He is survived by his devoted wife of 59 years, Lillian Louis Boudreaux; son, Roy Boudreaux Jr. of Morgan City; daughter, Anne Taquino and son-in-law, Weldon, of Cypremort Point; three sisters, Ester Guarisco and Evelyn Morrison, both of Morgan City, and Hilda Wiggins of Houston; three grandchildren, Tracie Boudreaux, Darren Boudreaux, and Brandon Broussard; and three great-grandchildren, Brittany Norman, Michael Boudreaux and Brandon Todd Broussard.
He was preceded in death by his parents, five brothers and two sisters.
Hargrave Funeral Home in Morgan City was in charge of arrangements.
Funeral services for Dewey Guillory, 75, were held Thursday at the Ardoin Memorial Chapel in Oakdale. Burial was in the Reed Cemetery in Guy.
Guillory passed away Wednesday at the Oakdale Community Hospital in Oakdale.
He is survived by his wife, Bertie Johnson Guillory of Guy; two daughters, Sherrie (Mrs. David) Boudreaux of Berwick, and Barbara Latiola of Iota; three sons, Derek Guillory of Pineville, Bill Guillory and Randy Guillory of Jennings; brothers, Rayford Guillory of Wallowa, Ore., and Odrey (Mac) Guillory of Oberlin; sisters, Helen Grundy of Oakdale and Murlene Tamplin of Tacoma, Wash.; 12 grandchildren; and 1 great-grandchild.
Sibyl Jean Edmonds Donahoe, 93, a native of Stella, Mo., and longtime resident of Berwick, passed away peacefully at her home, Aug. 3, 2003.
A private family service was held this morning at Hargrave Funeral Home in Morgan City. Burial followed a graveside service in Normangee, Texas.
She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Jerry and Janet Donahoe of Bayou Vista; her granddaughter and caretaker, Dale Ann Donahoe of Berwick; her granddaughter, Kelly Siracusa Crochet and her husband, Scott, of Pierre Part; her granddaughter, Karen Donahoe Smith of Bayou Vista; her grandson, Steve Donahoe of Lafayette; her granddaughter, Valerie Donahoe Fontenot and her husband, Timothy, of Bayou Vista; her great-grandchildren, Brett Crochet and Samantha Crochet, both of Pierre Part, Ryan Smith and Kyle Smith of Bayou Vista and Shelbi Marie Fontenot of Bayou Vista; and her step-great-grandchildren, Joey Fontenot and Crystal Fontenot, both of Bayou Vista.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Quincy D. Donahoe; her daughter, Beverly Donahoe Siracusa; and her granddaughter, Gina Siracusa.
Hargrave Funeral Home in Morgan City was in charge of local arrangements.