Our Obituaries

Louise Louise James

December 13, 1930 - January 27, 2018

MARY LOUISE DEAN JAMES, a native of Nacogdoches County, Texas, and a resident of Gonzales, passed away on Saturday, January 27, 2018, at the age of 87. She was a retired physical education teacher with the Ascension Parish School Board. She is survived by her two sons, Steven M. James and Jerry D. James and his wife, Justine, her two grandchildren, Dr. Allison A. James and Derek M. James, and...
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Elenor V. Whiddon

November 29, 1934 - January 27, 2018

Elenor "Virginia" Whiddon, a native of Mississippi and resident of Prairieville, Louisiana passed away on Saturday, January 27, 2018 at the age of 83.Virginia was a faithful member of The Church of God. She enjoyed reading mystery novels, watching Murder, She Wrote and spending time with her faithful Dachshund, Misty. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Peggy Owens Sibley; son, Kenneth...
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Ned Crawford Goldston

November 15, 1924 - January 22, 2018

Funeral services will be held for Mr. Ned Crawford Goldston at 10:00 am, Friday, January 26, 2018 at First United Methodist Church of Gonzales. Visitation will take place on Thursday evening at Ourso Funeral Home from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm and again on Friday morning at First United Methodist Church starting at 9:00 am and continuing until services begin at 10:00 am. Burial will follow at Hope...
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Charles Glen Dickson

October 10, 1934 - January 20, 2018

Our loving father and husband, Charles Glen Dickson (Glen) was called home by God on January 20, 2018. He was 83 years old. A native of Vivian, La. and a resident of Gonzales, La., he was a Veteran of the US Navy, and served during the Korean War. He is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Gertie Lambert Dickson; and five daughters: Rhonda Beckworth (Glenn), Gail Forrester (John), Teresa...
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James Douglas Myers

January 6, 1934 - January 20, 2018

James Douglas Myers, a native of Claremoore, OK and resident of Prairieville, LA, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Saturday, January 20, 2018 at the age of 84. James honorably served in the U.S Navy and Air Force, which he retired from. He was a master cabinet maker and enjoyed sports, especially basketball. James had a deep love for animals and cared for any stray animals he...
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Louella Melancon Andermann

September 26, 1931 - January 18, 2018

Louella "Catoon" Melancon Andermann died Thursday, January 18, 2018 in her home at the age of 86. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was a caregiver for her husband and a devoted Catholic. Survived by her son, Mark (Debra) Andermann; daughters Lori (Roland) Schexnayder and Dawn (Todd) Vicknair. Also survived by her brother, Joseph "Fuzzy" Melancon; grandchildren,...
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Webby Richard Paul

December 3, 1939 - January 16, 2018

Webby Richard Paul Jr. passed away on the morning of January 16, 2018 at Ochsner Medical Center in Kenner LA.Webby R. Paul Jr. was born December 3, 1939 to union of the late Webby R. Paul and Francis Paul. Richard, as he was called grew up in Maurepas, LA.As a young child, Richard was curious about learning and could always be found helping others. His curiosity about the world and desire for...
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Bruce Joseph Sarrazin

September 22, 1953 - January 16, 2018

Bruce Joseph Sarrazin, son of the late Benedict Joseph and Betty Jo (Andrews) Sarrazin, was born September 22, 1953, in New Orleans, Louisiana, and departed this life on January 16, 2018, at his residence in Mountain Grove, Missouri.Bruce grew up in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and graduated from Redemptorist High School in Baton Rouge. He served his country in the United States Army from 1973-1976.On...
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Stephen Michael Perry

January 22, 1980 - January 16, 2018

Known by all for his loving, giving nature, Stephen Michael Perry was called home by our Lord on Tuesday, January 16, 2018. Raised in Prairieville, LA, Stephen met his beloved soulmate and wife of 12 years, Dawn Ravain Perry, at his Alma Mater LSU. There he was a proud member of the Golden Band From Tigerland and has called Baton Rouge home ever since. Stephen is survived by his wife, Dawn;...
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Jessica Deville Lemoine

March 29, 1958 - January 15, 2018

Lemoine, Jessica Deville A native of Ft. Campbell, Kentucky and a resident of Prairieville Jessica passed away Monday, January 15, 2018 at 2:04 AM at her residence. Jessica was an Administrative Assistant at Holloway Companies. There will be a visitation at Ourso Funeral Home, Gonzales on Wednesday , January 17, 2018 from 5:00 PM until 9:00 PM. The visitation will resume on Friday, January...
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Laura Fontenot Savoy

January 19, 1936 - January 14, 2018

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held for Mrs. Laura Fontenot Savoy at 11:00 am, Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Visitation will take place prior to the service from 9:00 am until 11:00 am with the Rosary at 9:30 am. Burial will follow at the church mausoleum. Mrs. Savoy passed away on Sunday, January 14, 2018. She was 81 years old. Mrs. Savoy was a retired...
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Sherry Rae Tatsch

May 24, 1956 - January 14, 2018


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Mona Lisa Sanchez

June 24, 1959 - January 13, 2018

Mona Landry Sanchez, a native of Napoleonville and resident of Geismar passed away on Saturday, January 13, 2017 at the age of 58. Mona will be remembered for her kind heart and welcoming spirit. She never met a stranger and always treated everyone like family. She enjoyed being a grandmother and loved spending time with her granddaughter. She worked hard but liked to party when the work was...
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Margaret Ellen Desselle

December 28, 1930 - January 13, 2018

Loving Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Sister and Aunt, Margaret Ellen Long Desselle, a native of Ladoga, Indiana and resident of Gonzales, LA, passed away on Saturday, January 13, 2018 at the age of 87.Margaret was known for her spunky character, laughter, sense of humor, loving heart and devotion to family. She enjoyed peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, word search puzzles, and crocheting blankets...
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Eddie L. Bennett

April 24, 1929 - January 9, 2018

Funeral services will be held for Mr. Eddie L. Bennett on Saturday, January 13, 2018, 11:00 am, at Jefferson Baptist Church of Baton Rouge. Interment will take place at Resthaven Gardens of Memory at a later date. Visitation will take place on Saturday morning starting at 9:00 am and continue until service time at 11:00 am. Mr. Bennett was born on April 24, 1929 and passed away on Tuesday,...
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Cecil Joseph Landry

December 9, 1947 - January 8, 2018

Cecil Joseph "C.J." Landry Lifelong resident of Prairieville, La; passed away at the age of 70 on January 8, 2018. He was a retired barber of 45 years. Proudly served his country as a United States Marine and was a Vietnam Veteran. He loved his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, his family and his beloved country. C.J. was passionate about cars, motorsports, cooking, gardening, LSU Football, LSU...
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Rosa M. Alleman

August 21, 1927 - January 8, 2018

Rosa Mae Moran Alleman a native and resident of Lake, Louisiana, passed away on Monday, January 8, 2018 at the age of 90.Rosa was a multi-talented lady, a fabulous cook, gardener, floral designer, seamstress and fashionista. Rosa loved collecting antique porcelain shoes. She and her husband enjoyed traveling with their best friends Ruby and Ninnie. She was preceded in death by her husband Maurice...
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Shirley Hoyt Bowman

April 23, 1930 - January 6, 2018

Shirley Hoyt Bowman, a native of Livingston and resident of Prairieville, passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 6, 2018 at the age of 87. Shirley was a loving mother, grandmother, aunt, and sister, who enjoyed spending time and drinking coffee with her family and friends. She is survived by her daughters, Linda Lanell Hill and husband, Wayne, Rhonda Elaine Parker and husband, Benny;...
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Joyce Nickens Broussard

June 18, 1931 - January 5, 2018

Mrs. Joyce was born on June 18, 1931 in Galvez, LA. and passed away on Jan. 5, 2018 in McComb, MS. at the age of 86. Joyce dedicated her life to three things: Family, faith, and the Ascension Parish School System. She began her career as a speech teacher at Gonzales High School. Then moved on to be a parish supervisor at the school board office. Throughout her over 40 year career she impacted the...
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Marilyn Jean Penalber

February 4, 1958 - January 5, 2018

Marilyn Penalber, age 59, passed away on Friday, January 5, 2018. Marilyn was a loving and caring wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, and friend, who always put others before herself. Survived by her husband, Andrew Penalber; son, James "Aaron" Penalber and wife, Kerri Singletary Penalber; grandchildren, Devin and Brenan Penalber; father, James McCasland; sister, Debra LeBlanc;...
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Alma Ruth Cadenhead

January 24, 1942 - January 1, 2018

Alma Ruth Cadenhead, a native of Baton Rouge, LA and resident of Gonzales, LA passed away on January 1, 2018 at the age of 75. Alma was a loving mother and grandmother who enjoyed gatherings and cooking for her family and friends. Alma worked as a nurse her whole life and was very active parishioner with St, Theresa of Avila Catholic Church, serving as a Eucharistic Minister. Alma is survived...
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John Taylor Bowman

December 10, 1938 - January 1, 2018

Funeral services will be conducted For Mr. John T. Bowman on Saturday, January 6, 2018, 11:00 am, at Oak Grove Baptist Church of Prairieville. Interment will follow at Serenity Oaks Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Friday, January 5, 2018 from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm at Ourso Funeral Home and again on Saturday, January 6, 2018 at Oak Grove Baptist Church starting at 9:00 am and continuing...
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Milton John Vicknair

July 30, 1938 - December 31, 2017

Milton John "Needlenose" Vicknair passed away on Sunday, December 31, 2017 at the age of 79. Born on July 30, 1938. He was a native of Paulina, Louisiana and graduated from Lutcher High School. He and his family moved to the Town of Sorrento in 1974. He worked at Colonial Sugars where he was president of the union for 14 years. Milton was a political figure in Ascension Parish for 40 years...
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Sybil Braud Leader

February 13, 1928 - December 30, 2017

Sybil Braud Leader of Gonzales, LA went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on December 30, 2017. She passed away at Nottingham Regional Rehab and Nursing Home Center in Baton Rouge, LA. Funeral Mass services will be held at 11:00 am on Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at St. Mark Catholic Church where she was a member. Visitation will be held at the church starting at 8:30 am and...
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Eloise M. Roddy

March 23, 1925 - December 29, 2017

Eloise S. Roddy"Maw Maw"a native and resident of Gonzales, LA passed away on Friday, December 29, 2017 at the age of 92.Eloise was a loving Mother, wonderful Grandmother and an extraordinary Mawmaw to all. She gave generously to everyone and made sure no one went home hungry. Eloise was strong and independent, laughed often, and was very affectionate.She was preceded in death by her parents...
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Linda Lamendola

January 27, 1950 - December 28, 2017

Linda Kay Jones Lamendola, a native of Dubach, LA and resident of Gonzales, LA, passed away on Thursday, December 28, 2017. Linda's greatest joy in life was raising her daughters. She worked hard to provide the best life for her girls and delighted in all they accomplished. In her later years, she lived to spoil her grandchildren. She also enjoyed sewing, reading, rainy weather and spending time...
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Marcus Fredrick Snider

June 5, 1952 - December 27, 2017

Marcus Fredrick "Marc" Snider passed away Wednesday, December 27, 2017 at the age of 65. He was born June 5, 1952 to Ruth and William Snider in Cincinnati, Ohio. He moved to St. Amant, LA and called it home. Marc loved to play baseball, football and basketball. He really enjoyed swimming and horseback riding, spending time with his family was very important to him and he always wanted to spread...
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Micheline Rousseau

January 2, 1924 - December 27, 2017

Micheline "Mitch" Aubry Rousseau, 93, a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother passed away on Wednesday, December 27, 2017, at Ascension Oaks in Gonzales, La. She was born in Paris, France, and resided in Maurepas, La., where she was a homemaker. Mitch loved to go to the casino, play Bingo and shop. Mitch is survived by 3 daughters and 1 son-in-law, Mimi and Gill Delatte of Maurepas,...
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Marilyn Kay McLain

July 25, 1951 - December 26, 2017

Marilyn Kay Pearson McLain, a native of Gonzales and resident of Baton Rouge, passed away on Tuesday, December 26, 2017 at the age of 66. Marilyn was a loving mother, daughter, grandmother, and sister, who enjoyed spending time with her family. She was a bookkeeper for many years, who enjoyed decorating and making crafts, especially silk floral arrangements for weddings and other special...
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Charles Eaton Guilbeau

October 8, 1954 - December 25, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Ourso Funeral Home, Gonzales, LA.
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Albert Louis Dozert

January 25, 1940 - December 23, 2017

Albert Louis "Bookie" Dozert, Sr., died on December the 23rd, 2017 at the age of 77, in St. Amant, LA. He was a loving Husband, Father, U.S. Army Veteran and Friend. He had a love of family, sports, classic movies and Westerns and a work ethic matched by few. He will be missed beyond belief. The family's pain is real because of our loss but the love and understanding that he gave to all helps...
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Mary Gibson Riedlinger

May 17, 1940 - December 23, 2017

Mary Gibson Riedlinger entered into eternal rest on Saturday, December 23, 2017. She was 77 years old and a resident of Gonzales, LA. Mary will be remembered by her husband of 59 years, Roy Phillip Riedlinger; son and daughter, Ricky and Kim Riedlinger; grandchildren, Ashely, Rick Jr., Brandi, Krystal, R.J. and Erin; 13 great grandchildren; loving in-laws, nieces, nephews, and a host of...
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Jesse James Thompson

August 18, 1941 - December 22, 2017

A native of Corbin, La. and a resident of Livingston, Jesse passed away on Friday, December 22, 2017 in Denham Springs at the age of 76. Jesse was a carpenter having worked for Jenkins Tile Company and a veteran of the U.S. Navy Peace Time. There will be a visitation at Ourso Funeral Home, Gonzales on Wednesday, December 27, 2017 from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM with a religious service to take place...
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Joseph Cutris Decoteau

March 20, 1929 - December 22, 2017

Mr. Joseph Curtis Decoteau, 88, died Friday, December 22, 2017. He leaves behind his wife of 62 years, Gail Ann Braud Decoteau, three sons; Christopher "Butch" Decoteau and his wife Melanie (Breaux) of Prairieville, Mathew Decoteau and his wife Bethe (Hanson) of Prairieville, Thomas Decoteau and his wife Bonnie (Hurley) of Dutchtown, one daughter, Angela Decoteau Manuel and her husband Michael...
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Charles Edward Lay Rogers

July 10, 1950 - December 18, 2017

Charles Edward Lay Rogers, Sr., a native of Minden, LA and resident of Paulina, LA, passed away Monday, December 18, 2017 at the age of 67. Charlie was a loving and devoted father and husband as well as a supportive brother, cousin, and friend. Always a rock for anyone who needed someone. He touched the hearts and souls of everyone who was lucky enough to be a part of his life. He enjoyed Tai...
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Mary Kay McGovern-Gaspard

March 8, 1959 - December 17, 2017

Mary Kay (McGovern) Gaspard, of Gonzales, beloved mother, Mimi, daughter, sister, Nannie, and friend was called home by our Lord, Jesus, on Sunday, December 17, 2017, to join her Dad and loving family members in Heaven. She was 58. Kay had a long battle with CREST Syndrome, and she was thrilled to finally receive her "golden liver" transplant on December 13th. As much as her disease had taken...
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Marcus Alvin David

April 5, 1930 - December 17, 2017

Marcus Alvin "Sooky" David, a retired locomotive engineer with the Illinois Central Railroad with 40 years of service, passed away December 17, 2017. He was 87 years old, a resident of the War Veterans Home in Reserve, La. and a native of Prairieville, La. He served in the Army during the Korean Conflict. He was a member of the American Legion #81, Veterans of Foreign Wars and St. John the...
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Agnes Walker Jones

March 18, 1938 - December 17, 2017

Agnes Walker Jones, native of Sorrento, passed away on Sunday, December 17, 2017 at the age of 79. Agnes was a loving mother, grandmother, aunt, and friend who enjoyed spending time and social gatherings with her family and friends. She had a kind heart and was always willing to care for her family and friends in anyway needed. Agnes enjoyed watching sports, especially when the Saints, LSU,...
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Julia Julia Davis

March 13, 1929 - December 16, 2017

Mrs. Julia "Judy" Davis, native of Three Creeks, AR and resident of Gonzales, LA passed away at her home on Saturday, December 16, 2017 at the age of 88. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, December 19, 2017 from 5:00 pm until 9:00 pm at Ourso Funeral Home of Gonzales, LA and again on Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at Ourso Funeral Home from 9:00 am until 11:00 am with the funeral service beginning...
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Emerson J. West

April 23, 1943 - December 16, 2017

Emerson James West a native of Galvez and resident of Gonzales, passed away at the age of 74 on Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 4:45pm at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center surrounded by his loving family. Emerson will be remembered for his kind and compassionate heart, his giving nature, and his strong faith in the Lord. He was a humble man who never let an opportunity pass to help...
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Cally D. Carpenter

September 17, 1932 - December 13, 2017

Mr. Carpenter served in the Army during the Korean War operating and maintaining heavy equipment. He continued this trade into civilian life where he worked for H E Weise 25 years and later in construction until he retired from Local 406 Brotherhood of Operating Engineers. He was an avid hunter and recreational and commercial fishermen who kept his family fed in good times and bad. He enjoyed...
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Gloria LeJeune Webre

November 2, 1937 - December 13, 2017

Gloria LeJeune Roberts Webre, 80, passed away Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at her residence. She was born in Utica, MS and resided in Gonzales. She was retired from BASF where she worked in Accounting. In her high school years, Gloria was an All-State basketball player. She is survived by her husband, Joseph B. Webre; 3 daughters, Kim Gautreau (Richard) of Gonzales, Vickie Young (Bobby) of St...
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Hilda Mae Hebert

April 8, 1926 - December 11, 2017

Hilda Mae (Mason) Hebert died on December 11, 2017 at Landmark of Baton Rouge. She was 91 years old, born on April 8, 1926 in Stephensville, LA. She was a resident of Gonzales, a native of Morgan City and a former resident of Baton Rouge. Survived by her sons, Ronnie Hebert (Claudia), Gary Hebert (fiance' Debbie Dooley), both of Gonzales; daughters Janet Hebert of Baton Rouge and Carol Lee ...
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Rose Ann Gray

July 31, 1934 - December 7, 2017

Rose Ann Kenna Gray, age 83, passed away Thursday, December 7, 2017 at Our Lady of the Lake Hospital in Baton Rouge. She was a native of Sioux Falls, SD and a resident of Gonzales. Rose graduated from St. Mary' Catholic School in Salem, SD. She was a household engineer for 63 years. Rose is survived by her husband, Stewart Dean Gray of Gonzales; 5 daughters, Jolene (Russel) Roy of Amite,...
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Johnny A. Cornelius

March 22, 1921 - December 5, 2017

Johnny Cornelius passed away Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at the age of 96. Johnny is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Dale G. and Elizabeth A. Cornelius; sister, Annie Orliki (99 years old); brother, George Coniglio, Jr. (88 years old); 4 grandchildren, Geoffrey Andre Rhunke, Julie Renee Cornelius, Claire Marie Henderson and Jennifer Ann Cornelius. He was preceded in death by his wife,...
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Donald Allison

November 3, 1941 - December 5, 2017

Donald "Don" Larry Allison, a native of Freestone, TX and long term resident of Gonzales, LA passed away at the Carpenter House peacefully surrounded by his family on Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at the age of 76. Don was a member of the 1st United Methodist Church of Gonzales as well as a member for over 50 years of the Gonzales Masonic Lodge. Don also enjoyed being a part of the 1st United...
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Jason LeBlanc

April 8, 1980 - November 28, 2017

Jason Micheal LeBlanc a native of and resident of Gonzales, passed away on Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at the age of 37.Jason loved music, being outdoors and served in the United States Air Force. He was loved and will be greatly missed by his family and friends.He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Paul Jules LeBlanc and Theola Vonceil LeBlanc; Uncle Gary LeBlanc and Aunt Paula VanArsdall...
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Audrey Hebert Duplessis

June 18, 1919 - November 28, 2017

Audrey Marie Hebert Duplessis a native and resident of Dutchtown, passed away on Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at her home at the age of 98.Audrey loved her flower garden and fishing at her camp at Toledo Bend. She loved watching sports, particularly LSU Women's Basketball. Audrey was a wonderful and adventurous cook well into her 90's. Some of her happiest moments were times spent with her...
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Stephan Lawrence Rogers

February 18, 1957 - November 24, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Ourso Funeral Home, Gonzales, LA.
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Bonnie Carville Reames

March 1, 1947 - November 24, 2017

Bonnie Margaret Carville Reames, 70, born March 1, 1947 and a native of Carville, Louisiana, passed away surrounded by her large, loving family in Baton Rouge, LA. Bonnie was a devout Catholic, with a special devotion to the Blessed Mother and Blessed Francis Xaxier Seelos. She was especially known for the many lives she touched as a superb educator and mentor - education was her vocation, and...
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Frances Sheree Braud

January 13, 1964 - November 23, 2017

A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted for Frances Sheree Braud on Thursday, 11:00 am, November 30, 2017 at St. Mark Catholic Church. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm at Ourso Funeral Home and again on Thursday at St. Mark Catholic Church starting at 9:00 am continuing until Mass begins at 11:00 am. Burial will follow at Cornerview...
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Olive K. Champagne

April 6, 1925 - November 23, 2017

Olive Ruth Kinler Champagne, a native of Luling, LA and resident of Gonzales passed away on November 23, 2017 at the age of 92. Olive was a loving mother, wife and grandmother, who enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. She is survived by her daughter, Olive Champagne; sons, Harold Champagne, Jr. and wife, Patricia, and Michael Champagne; grandchildren, Jason Champagne and wife,...
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William Douglas Perkins

January 3, 1950 - November 22, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Ourso Funeral Home, Gonzales, LA.
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Kelsi Brooke Johnson

May 7, 1996 - November 22, 2017

Kelsi Brooke Johnson, a native of Baton Rouge and a resident of Sorrento, passed away Wednesday, November 22, 2017, at the Baton Rouge General Bluebonnet Burn Unit at the age of 21. She was a cashier in the retail industry. The visitation will be observed at Ourso Funeral Home, Gonzales, on Tuesday, November 28, 2017 from 5:00 PM until 9:00 PM. and will resume on Wednesday, November 29, 2017, at...
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Helen Theresa LeBeau

July 11, 1931 - November 21, 2017

Helen Theresa Babin LeBeauI have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. 2 Timothy: Chapter 4, Verse 7.Helen Theresa Babin LeBeau passed away Tuesday, November 21, 2017 in St. Amant at the age of 86 surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Gonzales and resided in St. Amant.Helen is survived by 6 daughters, Carol L. Marcus, Linda L. Averett (Donald),...
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Vera Paulette Dozert

December 22, 1942 - November 20, 2017

Vera Paulette Rosser Dozert died in the early hours of Monday, November the 20th at the age of 74, in St. Amant, LA surrounded by her loving family. She was a loving wife and mother, had a great sense of style for decorating, smart and witty with a wonderful sense of humor. She was very giving and generous. She leaves behind her loving husband of 60 years Albert (Bookie) Louis Dozert, Sr. and...
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Charles C. Moore

March 30, 1934 - November 18, 2017

Charles C. Moore a native of Galvez, Louisiana passed away Saturday, November 18, 2017 at Ascension Oaks Nursing Home. Charles was a member of the New River Masonic Lodge 402 of Gonzales, LA. He was a retired electrician of local union 995 of Baton Rouge, LA. He enjoyed cooking and being an outdoorsman. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He was preceded in death by his wife Melva ...
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James E. Dunn

October 14, 1942 - November 14, 2017

James "Jimmy D." Dunn a native of McComb, Mississippi passed away at his residence on Tuesday, November 14, 2017. He was preceded in death by his parents Richard and Evelyn Dunn; brother Richard Dunn and sister Peggy Bonham. He is survived by his wife Mary Dunn; Daughters Rachel Aymond, Kim Thompson (Johnny); Grandchildren Blake Jones (Caitlin), Cory Jones (Abby), McKenna Aymond, Gracelyn Aymond...
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Norris John Arceneaux

July 14, 1925 - November 11, 2017

Norris John Arceneaux, a native and resident of Gonzales, passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 11, 2017 at the age of 92. Norris was a proud Navy Veteran and retired Assistant Chief of the Baton Rouge Fire Dept. Norris is survived by his loving wife of 71 years, Earline LeBlanc Arceneaux; sons, Barry Arceneaux and wife, Priscilla, Jerry Arceneaux and wife, Shannon, Bryan Arceneaux and...
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James Robert Boltin

August 25, 1939 - November 11, 2017

James Robert "Bob" Boltin, Sr., a native of Augusta, Ga and resident of Gonzales, LA passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Saturday, November 11, 2017 at the age of 78. Bob graduated from Richmond County Military Academy in Augusta, GA and also attended LSU and University of Tennessee. He was a retired State Farm Agent of 33 years. Bob was an active member in all Lay Ministries in...
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Scott Allen Miller

August 11, 1956 - November 10, 2017

Scott Allen Miller, Sr. a native of Sault Ste Marie, MI and resident of Geismar passed away on Friday, November 10, 2017 at the age of 61. Scott was a loving father and grandfather who always offered help and support to anyone in need. He enjoyed having long conversations and spending time with his family and friends, especially his grandson, Jayden. Scott was an outdoors enthusiast with a...
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Kermit Paul Braud

September 4, 1927 - November 10, 2017

Kermit Paul Braud, a native of Reserve and resident of Prairieville, Louisiana, passed away at St. Elizabeth's Hospital at the age of 90 years old. Kermit was awarded the 1999 Blue Cross Blue Shield "Ageless Hero for Love of Learning" and this truly represented his passion for teaching and education. Kermit was an Agricultural Extension Agent at LSU. He was a World War II veteran in the United...
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Stephen Harry Keller

July 14, 1957 - November 7, 2017

Stephen Harry Keller, 60, passed away Tuesday, November 7, 2017 in Baton Rouge at the Crossing at Clarity Hospice. He was born in New Orleans and resided in Prairieville. Stephen was an operator/maintenance planner with C. F. Industries. He is survived by his wife of 39 years Karen Moore Keller of Prairieville; daughter and son-in-law Lindsey and Chad LaCoste of Ponchatoula; sister Val Ann...
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David Ambler Young

May 25, 1955 - November 7, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Ourso Funeral Home, Gonzales, LA.
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Charles Dale McKey

September 21, 1953 - November 4, 2017

Open My Eyes, that I may see Glimpses of truth Thou has for me; Place in my hands the wonderful key, That shall unclasp and set me free. Silently now I wait for Thee, Ready for God, Thy will to see; Open my eyes, illumine me, Spirit divine! Charles Dale McKey, a native of Baton Rouge and a resident of Prairieville was born September 21, 1953 and passed away November 4, 2017. Dale was a retired...
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Wayne Wayne Borne

August 30, 1935 - November 4, 2017

J. Wayne Borne a native and resident of Prairieville, passed away on Saturday, November 4, 2017 at the age of 82.He was preceded in death by his parents Floyd and Effie Borne.He is survived by his daughters Rhonda Borne, Patti Gunter and husband Tony, Jackie Preifer and husband Garry; sister Norma Gautreau (J.L.); grandchildren, Christy Schexnaildre, Jason Gunter, Tony Gunter Jr., Kati LeBeau,...
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Brian Matthew Tumas

April 17, 1973 - November 3, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Ourso Funeral Home, Gonzales, LA.
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Catherine Theresa Bourgeois

October 15, 1930 - November 1, 2017

Catherine Theresa Daigle Bourgeois, a resident of St. Amant, Louisiana, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at The Carpenter House in Baton Rouge. She was 87. A dedicated parishioner of Holy Rosary Church for many years, she served as a member of the Catholic Daughters and in other church ministries. She enjoyed gardening, cooking, and sewing, and she was an avid LSU sports fan....
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Sandra L. Stanford

March 4, 1943 - November 1, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Ourso Funeral Home, Gonzales, LA.
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Mary Lee Hebert Chiasson

May 22, 1936 - October 31, 2017

Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 am on Saturday, November 4, 2017 at Ourso Funeral Home of Gonzales for Mary Lee Hebert Chiasson. Visitation will be held prior to the service starting at 9:00 am and continuing until service time at 11:00 am. Burial will follow at Lake Cemetery. Mary was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church in St. Amant. She is survived by her daughters, Monica...
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Nona B. Moody

May 11, 1945 - October 31, 2017

Nona Ann Bonneval Moody passed away October 31, 2017 at the age of 72. She was born in New Orleans on May 11, 1945 and resided in Gonzales. She was a retired homemaker and bank teller. Nona is survived by 2 daughters Leslie Ann Moody Bunyett and husband Darrin, Laura Nicole Moody Bourgeois and husband Jeffery; son David Christopher Moody and wife Loretta; brother Ralph J. Bonneval and 9...
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Dennis Lee Starrett

June 25, 1954 - October 30, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Ourso Funeral Home, Gonzales, LA.
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Mary Ann Little

May 8, 1944 - October 29, 2017

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held for Mrs. Mary Ann Little on Thursday, November 2, 2017, 11:00 am at St. Theresa of Avila Catholic Church with burial to follow at Hope Haven Cemetery of Gonzales. Visitation will take place on Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at Ourso Funeral Home from 5:00 pm until 9:00 pm and again on Thursday morning at St. Theresa Church starting at 9:00 am and continuing...
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Linda Kate Fogelberg

August 10, 1940 - October 27, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Ourso Funeral Home, Gonzales, LA.
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Sean David Phillips

July 27, 1969 - October 26, 2017

Sean David Phillips, a native of Baton Rouge and resident of Prairieville, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Thursday, October 26, 2017 at the age of 48. Sean was a kind and loving person who touched the heart, mind, and spirit of everyone he met. He had a friendly and outgoing personality and had the sweetest smile. He lived life to the fullest and never let his long term...
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Joseph Fellman Broussard

January 14, 1943 - October 24, 2017

Joseph Fellman "Dee Dee" Broussard, Sr. passed away Tuesday, October 24, 2017 in Prairievillle at the age of 74. Dee Dee was a retired boiler/mechanic with GATX/Reinjes and Kinder Morgan. Visitation will be held at Ourso Funeral Homes in Gonzales on Thursday, October 26, 2017 from 6PM - 9PM. Visitation will continue on Friday, October 27, 2017 from 8:30AM until service at 10:30AM also at Ourso...
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Alexander Daniluk

November 28, 1932 - October 24, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Ourso Funeral Home, Gonzales, LA.
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Elizabeth Boudreaux

December 14, 1936 - October 20, 2017

Elizabeth "Betty" Boudreaux, a native of Carville, LA and resident of Gonzales, LA, passed away on October 20, 2017, at Gonzales Healthcare Center at the age of 80.She was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, J. Roland Boudreaux; parents, Omer and Blanche Kling; siblings, Violet Boudreaux, Juanita Waguespack, Joyce Griffin, Mary Ann Griffin, Melvin Kling, Maxwell Kling, Omer Kling Jr.,...
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Inez Virginia Breaux

January 3, 1945 - October 19, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Ourso Funeral Home, Gonzales, LA.
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Ginnie Breaux

January 13, 1945 - October 19, 2017

Ginnie Breaux, loving wife and mother, passed away Thursday, October 19, 2017. She was a native of Gonzales. Ginnie loved to dance, travel, was a secretary at Temperature Controls in Gonzales and especially loved dogs. She is survived by her husband of 54 years, John Pistol Breaux; son, John Dody Breaux and Re; daughter, Angela Marie Ainsworth and husband Robert; sister, Nona DeArmond; brother...
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Audrey S. Braud

March 7, 1921 - October 19, 2017

Audrey S. Braud died at her son's home in Prairieville at 3:36 AM , October 19, 2017. She was born in Dutchtown, LA, on March 7, 1921. She was 96 years old. Audrey was the retired owner and operator of Audrey's Beauty Shop in Gonzales for 42 years. She was a member of the American Business Women's Assn., the VFW auxiliary, and the American Legion Auxillary. She is survived by her two sons...
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Jorda Joseph Young

November 3, 1961 - October 17, 2017

Funeral services for Jorda Young, Jr. will be held on Monday, October 23, 2017, 12:00 pm at First Baptist Church in Gonzales with visitation starting at 8:30 am and continuing until services begin at noon. Burial will follow at Hope Haven Mausoleum in Gonzales. Mr. Young passed away on Tuesday, October 17, 2017. He was 55 years old. Jorda was a beloved husband, son, father and grandfather. He...
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Carole Marie Wolfe

December 22, 1946 - October 16, 2017

Carole Marie Wolfe, age 70, passed away Sunday, October 15, 2017. She was a native of Joliet, IL and a resident of Gonzales. Carole was retired from the State of LA, Department of ATC. She is survived by her daughter Christina Wolfe; son Cubby Wolfe; 3 grandchildren Nathan Wolfe, Ethan Eiserloh and Maddox Breaux Wolfe and sister Cynthia Cooper. Preceded in death by her husband George Wolfe,...
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James Willis Brown

May 17, 1932 - October 15, 2017

James Willis (Jimmy) Brown, Sr., a resident of Dutchtown, LA, born May 17, 1932 in Lambert, MS passed away Sunday, October 15, 2017 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Gonzales, LA at the age of 85. He was retired from Teamsters Local No. 5 where he was a Business Agent for 25 years and later worked 10 years as an operator with Engineers Local #406. Jimmy was a graduate of Gonzales High School where...
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Jonathan Daniel Toban

June 4, 1981 - October 12, 2017

Jonathan Daniel Toban, 36, passed away on October 12, 2017 while camping in Morgan City. He loved outdoor activities, fishing, and kayaking. Jonathan was an intelligent man who enjoyed writing and learning through research. He was a caring father, enjoyed teaching his son and taking him on adventures.Preceded in death by his father, Daniel Scott Toban and son, Ethan Toban. He is survived by his...
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Albert E. Schexnaider

January 25, 1927 - October 12, 2017

Albert Eugene Schexnaider passed away on October 12, 2017 at St. Joseph Carpenter House at the age of 90. He was a native and resident of French Settlement who was a World War II veteran serving with the Navy and the Air Force. Albert was the former owner of the Moonlight Inn. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and Construction Workers Local #53. Survived by son Donald Schexnaider...
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David Jonathan Day

July 4, 1996 - October 10, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Ourso Funeral Home, Gonzales, LA.
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Catherine Marie Rivere

August 19, 1948 - October 7, 2017

A native and resident of Sorrento, she passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family in her home at 11:10 am on Saturday, October 7, 2017. She was 69 years old. She loved her family, spending time with her great grandchildren, going to the casino, and putting a smile on the faces of anyone in her presence. Visitation will be held at Ourso Funeral Home of Gonzales from 5:00 pm until 9:00 pm...
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Elsie Mae Brown

August 29, 1926 - October 4, 2017

Elsie Mae Minks Brown, age 91, passed away Wednesday, October 4, 2017. She is survived by her children Marilyn Walters, Evelyn Davison (John), Gaynell Hardy (Michael), Bonnie Roubique (Morris'), Leona Barfield (Charlie), Jennifer Chambers (Gordon), Leonard Brown (Barbara); sister Elaine Minks Blake; 12 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband Leon Joseph...
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Minnie Marie Mondy

April 27, 1938 - October 3, 2017


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Lisa B. Woodburn

September 18, 1953 - October 3, 2017

Lisa Bordelon Woodburn passed away on October 3, 2017 at the age of 64. She is survived by her husband, Kenneth Woodburn, Sr.; daughter, Rachael Woodburn Dupepe and husband Bart Anthony Dupepe "Cooter"; son, Kenneth "Buddy" Woodburn; sisters, Linda Bordelon Jordan and husband Ray Jordan; brothers, Brent Edward Bordelon and Jean Pierre Bordelon; grandchildren, Chaz Montaldo, Skylar Dupepe,...
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Hubert William James

December 31, 1938 - October 3, 2017

Hubert "Q-Ball" James age 78, passed away Tuesday, October 3, 2017. He is survived by his wife Catherine Babin James; One son and daughter-in-law Tracy W. James(Beverly); Daughters and son-in-law Melissa Marchand, Micha Dupuy(Chad) ; 6 grandchildren, Brandi Harrell, Ryan Melancon, Jessica Robertson, James Bruno, Mckae and Kyler Dupuy, and 3 great-grandchild, Karsyn and Paisley Melancon,...
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Joseph Roy Delaune

April 20, 1933 - October 2, 2017

A lifetime resident of St. Amant, he passed away in his home surrounded by his loving family on Monday, October 2, 2017. He was a corporal in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and the owner of Joe Delaune Trucking, D&M Rental, and Delaune Cattle Company. He was 84. He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Marguerite "Daisy" Arcement Delaune; two daughters, JoAnn Bercegeay and husband...
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Jude Joseph Englade

June 22, 2017 - October 2, 2017

Jude Joseph Englade died on Monday Oct. 2, 2017 in Baton Rouge, LA. at the age of 3 months. Jude was a native of Baton Rouge, LA. and a resident of Gonzales, LA .. Visitation will begin on Friday Oct. 6, 2017 at Ourso Funeral Home in Gonzales, LA. from 9:30 am until the celebration of Jude's life that will begin at 12:30 pm to be celebrated by Deacon Steven Gonzales and Rev. John Torres. Burial...
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Irvin Joseph Smith

October 3, 1935 - October 1, 2017

Irvin Joseph Smith, a native of Ville Platte and resident of Gonzales, passed away on Sunday, October 1, 2017 at the age of 81. He was a kind and loving person who enjoyed spending time with his family. Irvin was an avid amateur photographer and self-taught programmer as well as a devoted LSU and Saints football fan. He served in the US Airforce as a crypto Operator and received the Good...
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Clinton C. Gautreau

March 9, 1921 - October 1, 2017

Clinton Charles Gautreau, native of Duplessis, LA and resident of Gonzales, LA, passed away Sunday, October 1st at Sanctuary at Passages Hospice in New Orleans, LA. He was 96 years of age, born March 9, 1921. Clint graduated from Dutchtown High School and enlisted in the United States Navy. He served honorably in the United States Navy with service in the Pacific Theatre during WWII followed by...
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Lawanna Marie Robinson

October 8, 1966 - September 27, 2017

Lawanna Marie Templet RobinsonLoving mother, daughter, sister, and grandmother who was known by her beautiful smile, gorgeous eyes, and contagious laugh passed away from brain cancer on September 27th 2017 at her home in Gonzales surrounded by family. She was 50 years old and a resident of Gonzales, LA. Visitation will be held Sunday October 1, at Ourso Funeral Home, Gonzales, from 5 p.m. to 9 p...
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Donald James Lassetter

November 25, 1955 - September 26, 2017

Donald James Lassetter, 61, passed away September 26, 2017. He was born in McComb, MS and was a resident of Prairieville, LA. He was a millwright supervisor for Turner Industries at PCS Nitrogen. Donald had a great love for Chevrolet cars. He enjoyed swamp pop music and making people smile. Survivors include daughter, Shani Lassetter Carruth and husband Lanis; son, Donald Norwood Lassetter;...
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Sterling Joseph Hebert

February 18, 1944 - September 26, 2017

Sterling Joseph Hebert, Jr., 73, a resident and businessman in Gonzales, LA went to be with his Lord and Savior on September 26, 2017. He was owner of Hebert Steel for over 39 years. Survived by his wife of 20 years Sharon Neyland Green Hebert; his mother Hilda Mason Hebert; children, son Sterling Hebert III (SJ) and wife Gloria; daughter Sonia Hebert O'Gwynn and husband Chris; son Steven...
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Leona Marie Hodges

May 4, 1936 - September 25, 2017

Leona Marie Fossier Hodges, 81, passed away on Monday, September 25, 2017. She was a native of Reserve, LA and a resident of Prairieville, LA. Leona was a retired bookkeeper from Sears and was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Prairieville. She is survived by 3 daughters Mary Hodges, Annette Phillips and Julie Hodges; son-in-law Randy Guidry; 2 sisters Diane Webber and...
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