Victoria Gagliano Spizale, 95, a native and resident of Gramercy, died April 19, 1999. She was the wife of the late John Spizale and the mother of Dorothy Ordeneaux, John Spizale and the late Carl Spizale Jr. and BeverlyKahl.
She was the sister of the late Lena Accardo, Mary Manda, Marion Gagliano, Lawrence Gagliano, Joseph Gagliano and Martin Gagliano.
She is survived by 14 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren and was preceded in death by two grandchildren.
Services were April 22 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Gramercy, with interment in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Paulina.
Jacqueline Stirgus, 52, a native and resident of LaPlace, died April 20, 1999. She was the daughter of Beatrice Bazile and the step-daughter of the late Ernest Bazile. She was the mother of Alana and Lela Stirgus. She is survived by one grandchild.
Services were April 24 at Providence Baptist Church No. 1, LaPlace, with interment at Providence Rest Haven, LaPlace.
Irvin Tyler, a native of Destrehan and resident of Kenner, died April 21, 1999. He was the brother of Geraldine Myers and Malyon Scott.
He is also survived by a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives.
Services were April 24 at Richardson Funeral Home, Inc., River Ridge, with interment at Belgrove Cemetery, Kenner.
Harry "Harry Hippy" Willson, 55, a resident of Hahnville, died April 14, 1999. Hewas the father of Carolina Willson, Donna Calloway and Sharon Davis.
He was the brother of James and Charlie Willson Jr. and Rosalie Brown, Vera Willson, Ophelia Walker, Donna Meeks and Elaine Lumar.
He is survived by five grandchildren.
Services were April 21 at True Vine Baptist Chruch, Hahnville, with interment in Bethlehem Cemetery, Hahnville.
Beverly Idstrom Barbazon, 59, a native of New Orleans and a resident of St. Rose for 10 years, died Sept. 27, 1999. She was the wife ofLester J. Barbazon Jr. and mother of Gina Gustafson, Kristen Compton andCarrie, Leonard and Joseph Barbazon.
She was also the daughter of the late Leonard and Regina Idstrom.
She is also survived by five grandchildren.
Services were held Sept. 29 in the chapel of Jacob Schoen and Son FuneralHome, New Orleans with interment at Greenwood Cemetery.
Freddie Brooks Sr., 73, a native of New Orleans and a residentof St. Rose for one year, died Sept. 23, 1999. He was the father of Frieda Howard and Freddie Brooks Jr.
He was also the brother of Helen Cole, Delores Bourgeois, Annie Mae Willis, Ernest Flowers and Isaac, Ellis and Thelma Brooks.
He is also survived by three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Services were held Sept. 29 at New Pilgrim Baptist Church, Reserve, with interment at Zion Travelers Cemetery, Lions.
Geneva Himes Brown, 85, a native and resident of LaPlace, died Sept. 28, 1999. She was the wife of the late Edward H. Brown Sr. and mother ofRosalie Lennix, Beatrice Himes and Edward Jr., Harold, Lilton and EarlBrown.
She was also the daughter of the late Octavia Variste and George Himes.
She is also survived by 25 grandchildren, 47 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren.
Services are today at 11 a.m. at Mt. Nebo Baptist Church, LaPlace, with interment at Providence Rest Haven, LaPlace. Visitation starts at 10 a.m.
Henry J. Champagne Sr., 83, a native and resident of Mt. Airy, died Sept. 29, 1999. He was the husband of Ethel Sutton Champagne and father ofJoycelyn Martinez and Barry, Bryan, Ralph, Michael, Ronnie, David and Henry Champagne Jr.
He was also the son of the late Andre and Alice Champagne and brother of Geraldine Berthelot and the late Irving, Clarence, Lloyd and Lawrence Champagne.
He is also survived by 13 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Services were held Oct. 1 in the chapel of Millet-Guidry Funeral Home,LaPlace with interment at St. Peter Cemetery, Reserve.
Joyce Colbert Claverie, 57, a native and resident of Lutcher, died Sept. 23, 1999. She was the mother of Ivy Coleman and Cathy Cyprian.She was also the daughter of the late Ernest Sr. and Elnora Smith Colbertand the sister of Diana Kenney, Reynaud Stewart and Ernest Jr. and GeorgeColbert.
She is also survived by five grandchildren.
Services were held Sept. 30 at St. Joe Baptist Church, Lutcher, with interment at St. Joseph Cemetery, Paulina.
James W. Colly, 76, a native of Luling and a resident of Bouttefor 53 years, died Sept. 26. He was the husband of Eloise Coleman Collyand father of Artemise Jones and Burnard, Wallace and James Colly.
He was also the son of the late James and Florence Markey Colly and brother of Esther Holton, Florence Lewis and Vance, Hewitt and Herschel Colly.
He is also survived by 13 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Services are today at 11 a.m. at Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Boutte, with interment at St. Mary Cemetery, Boutte.