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Obituaries

L’Observateur / November 25, 1998

BATISTE HAHNVILLE – Wilbert Batiste, 52, a native of Edgard and resident of Marrero, died Nov. 19. He was the husband of Olevia Mae Wilson Batiste andstep-father of Crystal Jusu, Shanell Hall and Darvin, Arlene and Ralph Quinn.

He was also the son of the late John and Louella Lumar Batiste and brother of Rose Mary Haydel, Mary Ann Darjean, Julia Coldwell, Barbara Williams, Doloris Potier, Patricia Landry and Lawrence and Laddie Batiste.

He is also survived by 13 grandchildren.

Services were held Nov. 24 at Philadelphia Baptist Church, Hahnville, withinterment at Bethlehem Cemetery, Hahnville.

BATTARD LAPLACE – Ivy J. Battard, 82, a native and resident of Reserve, died Nov.20. He was the son of the late Emile and Ida Battard and brother of CharlesBattard. He was preceded in death by seven brothers and three sisters.Services were held Nov. 23 in the chapel of Millet-Guidry Funeral Home,LaPlace, with interment at St. Peter Cemetery, Reserve.

CHIERICI NEW ORLEANS – Mary Sandridge Chierici, 38, a native of Miami, Fla., and aresident of LaPlace, died Nov. 22. She was the mother of ChristinaChierici.

She was also the daughter of Thomas Sandridge and the late June Hart Sandridge McGann and sister of Elizabeth Speight, Cathy Cooley, Wendy Allert, Amy Monroy and Tom Sandridge Jr.

She is also survived by one grandchild.

Graveside services were held Nov. 24 at Metairie Cemetery, New Orleans.

FERACI NORCO – Lorraine Duhe Feraci, 71, a native of Napoleonville, resident of Norco for 23 years and resident of Livingston for 25 years, died Nov. 19.She was the wife by first marriage of the late George Duhe and by second marriage of Charles Feraci Jr., mother of Janice Watson, Craig Duhe andthe late Patsy Duhe and step-mother of Jan Brandon and Charles Feraci III.

She was also the sister of Nicolas Lopez and the late Charles Lopez.

She is also survived by six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Services were held Nov. 21 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Norco, withinterment at St. Charles Borromeo Cemetery, Destrehan.

JOHNSON LAPLACE – Noble Ray Johnson, 75, a native of Kentucky and resident of LaPlace for 41 years, died Nov. 23. He was the husband of Bernice M.Johnson and father of Denise Lawrence and Ronnie Johnson.

He was also the brother of Thornton Johnson.

He is also survived by one grandchild.

Services are today at 10 a.m. at First Baptist Church, LaPlace, withinterment at Green Forest Cemetery, Salem, Mo. Visitation starts at 8 a.m.

JOSEPH LAPLACE – Isaac Joseph Sr., 79, a native of St. James and resident of NewOrleans, died Nov. 18. He was the father of Cynthia Shelby and Kathleen,Ronald, Isaac Jr. and Larry Joseph.He was also the brother of Ruby Culbreth.

He is also survived by 12 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Services are today at 10 a.m. at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, LaPlace,with interment at St. James Cemetery, St. James. Visitation starts at 9a.m.

RAFIEL LULING – Rashaad Christopher Rafiel, 2 months, a native of New Orleans and a resident of Boutte, died Nov. 19. He was the son of Renata Rafiel andShane Smith.

He was also the grandson of Daisy Rafiel, Carl Hilaire, Laverne Bradley and Kenneth Everett and great-grandson of Geraldine White, Bertrand and Minnie Hilaire, Jessie and Jellorine Everett and the late Joseph Rafiel Sr.,Melvin and Thelma Bradley.

Services were held Nov. 24 at St. Anthony Catholic Church, Luling, withinterment at St. Philip Catholic Church Cemetery, Vacherie.

STEIB NEW ORLEANS – Adleen “Sis” Steib, 93, a native of Vacherie and a resident of New Orleans for 75 years, died Nov. 21. She was the sister of the lateDr. Roland , Lloyd, Stella and Leo Steib and Nola Jacob.She is also survived by three nephews and five nieces.

Services were held Nov. 23 at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, NewOrleans, with interment at Hope Mausoleum.

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