Mary Lou Thibodeaux Falgout, 55, a native of Thibodaux and a resident of Hahnville, died Sept. 28, 1999. She was the wife of Larry Falgout Sr. and mother of Larry Falgout Jr.
She was also the daughter of Norris Thibodeaux and the late Zenobia Leonard Thibodeaux and sister of Glenn, Wayne and Terry Thibodeaux.
She is also survived by one grandchild.
Services were held Oct. 1 at Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Hahnville with interment at the church cemetery, Taft.
Gloria Triche Lanier, 62, a native of Reserve and a resident of Ponchatoula, died Sept. 29, 1999. She was the wife of Herbert Lanier and mother of Terri Albert, Stacie Motichek, Christie Atkins and Connie and Donald Lanier.
She was also the daughter of the late Charles and Antoinette Catoire Triche and sister of Sherry Migues, Warner and Allen Triche and the late Marian Jacob and David and Charles "Pickle" Triche.
She is also survived by seven grandchildren.
Services were held Oct. 1 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Ponchatoula, with interment at Ponchatoula Cemetery.
Willie J. Miller, 89, a native of Convent and a resident of Reserve for 65 years, died Sept. 28, 1999. He was the husband of Marie Louise Kinler Miller and father of Marie Brownlow, Barbara Tamplain, Alice Mollere and Wilton Miller.
He was also the son of the late Alfred Sr. and Clarice Miller and brother of George Loise and Alfred Miller Jr. and the late Lillie Trosclair, Emily Bourgeois, Lelia Landry, Lillian Bread and Clarence Miller.
He is also survived by 14 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.
Services were held Oct. 1 at St. Peter Catholic Church, Reserve, with interment at the church cemetery.
Jacqueline Robinson, 54, a native and resident of St. James, died Sept. 26, 1999. She was the wife of the late Oscar Robinson Jr. and mother of Leotha Dumas and Oscar III, Archie, Kevin, Maron and Keith Robinson Sr.
She was also the daughter of the late Celina Spencer Chiquet and Edward Johnson Sr.; step-daughter of Rebecca Johnson; and sister of Paulette Johnson, Gloria Johnson, Shirley Dixon, Theresa Carter, Brenda Simmons, Earl Spencer, Harold Jr., Louis, Paul, Edward Jr. and Ronald Johnson and the late Eula Mae, Dianne, Warren, Jacob and Joseph Johnson.
She is also survived by 13 grandchildren.
Services are today at 11 a.m. at St. James Catholic Church, St. James, with interment at the church cemetery. Visitation begins at 9:30 a.m.
Oscar Joseph "O.J." "Jay" Williams, 78, a native of Lions and a resident of Baton Rouge, died Sept. 29, 1999. He was the husband of 52 years of Hope Breeden Williams and father of Ginger Marks and Fran Shurtz.
He was also the brother of Rita Simon, Mae Trosclair, Joyce Graugnard, Merle Guidry and Peter and J.P. Williams. He is also survived by two grandchildren.
He was a graduate of Southeastern Louisiana College, where he lettered in football and served as student body president. He was a World War II Army veteran, earning the Bronze Star and Purple Heart. He was a teacher and coach and retired as principal from Wyandotte Elementary School.
Services were held Oct. 1 at First United Methodist Church, Baton Rouge, with interment at Greenoaks Memorial Park.
Ruben Williams, 72, a native of Boutte and a resident of New Orleans for 40 years, died Sept. 26, 1999. He was the husband of Vera Williams and father of Lillian Alexander, Leroy Williams, James Thomas and the late Rochelle and Gregory Williams.
He was also the son of the late Rebecca and Thomas Williams Sr. and the brother of Shirley Green, Evalina Jackson, Orelia Butler, Morris Sr. and Preston Williams and the late Elenora Morris and Thomas Jr., Otis, Samuel and Clementine Williams.
He is also survived by 24 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.
Services were held Oct. 1 at First House of Prayer Baptist Church, New Orleans, with interment at St. Mary Cemetery, Boutte.
Earl Joseph Zeringue, 77, a native of Ama and a resident of Metairie for 33 years, died Sept. 29, 1999. He was the husband of the late Myra Babin Zeringue and father of Candace Lovitt, Melanie Dormandy, Melissa Drake and Monica Zeringue.
He was also the son of the late Henry J. and Olive Friloux Zeringue and brother of Amy Roux, Marie Poche, Esther Detillier, Eula Young, Henry Zeringue and the late Whitney Zeringue.
He is also survived by eight grandchildren.
Services are today at 11 a.m. at St. Philip Neri Catholic Church, Metairie, with interment at Metairie Cemetery. Visitation starts at 10 a.m.
KENNER - Jack W. Burk, 83, a native of Bogalusa, former resident of Media, Pa. for 27 years and resident of Destrehan for two years, died Nov. 1, 1999. He was the husband of the late Lynn P. Burk and father of Linda Mollere and Jeffery Burk.
He was also the son of the late Leon and Margie Bass Burk and brother of the late Glenn Burk.
He is also survived by five grandchildren.
He was a vice president of refining for Gulf Oil Corp. for 38 years. Memorial services were held Nov. 5 at Kenner United Methodist Church.
LAPLACE - Georgia Cooley, 73, a native of Kansas and a resident of LaPlace for the past 30 years, died Nov. 2, 1999. She was the wife of the late Dean Cooley and mother of Fran Payne and Gary Cooley.
She is also survived by four grandchildren.
Memorial services are Nov. 10 at 10 a.m. in the chapel of Millet-Guidry Funeral Home, LaPlace. Visitation starts at 9 a.m.
DES ALLEMANDS - Ella Dufrene Candies Deckard, 76, a native of Des Allemands and a resident of El Dorado, Ark. for six years, died Nov. 2, 1999. She was the wife of Jack Deckard and mother of Kathy Granier, Karen Simmons and Calvin, Marty and Lonnie Candies.
She was also the daughter of the late Hector and Eunice Leonard Dufrene and sister of Rose Wiggins and Vaniss Sr., Shelby, Hector Jr., Elvin Sr. and the late Leona, Norman Sr. and Leo Dufrene. She is also survived by 14 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Services were held Nov. 4 at First Assembly of God Church, Des Allemands, with interment at Sunset Cemetery, Bayou Gauche.