Published 12:00 am Monday, February 15, 1999

L’Observateur / Febuary 15, 1999

FISHER LAPLACE – Denitra Faye Fisher, an employee of L’Observateur, died Feb. 4at Kenner Regional Hospital.

Better known to friends and fellow employees and “Ma Ma,” Fisher was head inserter in the newspaper’s circulation department.

Fisher’s infant son, Alfred James Williams Jr., died Feb. 3 at KennerRegional.

Fisher, a native and resident of LaPlace, was 35 years old.

She and the baby are survived by numerous friends and relatives, including Fisher’s daughter, Lashinta S. Fisher; stepchildren Christel Williams andDemario Perrilloux, parents Remey Joseph Perrilloux Jr. and LucillePerrilloux Anderson and loving and devoted friend Alfred James Williams Sr.

Fisher was also the sister of Leonora, Jullone, Addrena and Jermaine Perrilloux, step-daughter of Larry Anderson, granddaughter of Freeman Couto Sr., Remey Joseph Perrilloux Sr., Margret Perrilloux and the lateThelma Coyalle and devoted friend of Carlis Warren.

Fisher is also survived by aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, mother-in-law, brothers- and sisters-in-law, a host of cousins, other relatives and friends.

Relatives and friends of the family and employees of L’Observateur were invited to attend the funeral service Saturday at 11 a.m. at Mt. CalvaryBaptist Church, 127 West Third St., LaPlace. Interment followed inProvidence Cemetery.

Hobson Brown Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

BECNEL RESERVE – Matthew Jon Becnel, 18, a native and resident of Reserve, died Feb. 8. He was the father of Joshua Adam.He was also the son of Henry and Mary Ann Oubre Becnel, the step-son of Charlotte Becnel, the brother of Hank, Aaron, Kerrie and Erica Becnel and Gina St. Amant and step-brother of Rupert Morgan.He was also the grandson of Josephine Oubre, Rita Becnel and the late Linden “Bilbo” Oubre and Placide Becnel.

Services were held Feb. 12 at St. Peter Catholic Church, Reserve, withinterment at the church cemetery.

BELSOME BAY ST. LOUIS, Miss. – James L. Belsome Sr., 75, a native of Hahnville and aresident of Waveland, Miss., died Feb. 10. He was the father of SuzanneHarmon, Susan Sales, Henrietta Foy, James Jr. and Russell Belsome andEdmond Foy.

He was also the brother of Stella Boutte and Marjorie Troxler.

He is also survived by 12 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Services were held Feb. 12 in the chapel of Edmond Fahey Funeral Home,Bay St. Louis, Miss., with interment at Waveland City Cemetery.BOUDREAUX MARRERO – Billie Jo Alexie Boudreaux, 27, a native of New Orleans, former resident of Marrero and resident of LaPlace for four months, died Feb. 9.She was the wife of Chadwick Boudreaux and mother of Chad Phillip Brown and Chelsea Nicole Boudreaux.

She was also the daughter of Larry Sr. and Joy Ann Sapia Alexie and sisterof Larry Jr. and Kassie Alexie.Services were held Feb. 12 in the chapel of Westside Funeral Home,Marrero, with interment at St. Pius Cemetery, Crown Point.COOK LULING – Eldred Edward Cook, 91, a native of Straud, Ala., resident ofBoutte for 46 years and Metairie for 1 1/2 years, died Feb. 9. He was thehusband of Willie Mae Butler Cook and father of Marjorie Lehew.

He was also the brother of the late Johnny, Wiley, Shurley and Mamie Brown.

He is also survived by three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Services were held Feb. 12 at First Baptist Church of Luling, withinterment at St. Charles Cemetery, Luling.DORNIER NEW ORLEANS – The Rev. Russell Leon Dornier, S.J., 86, a native of Conventand a resident of New Orleans, died Feb. 11. He was the son of the lateJoseph and Julie Dicharry Dornier and brother of Gladys Benson and Garland Dornier. He was also predeceased by four brothers and threesisters.

He was educated at Sacred Heart Academy and Jefferson College, Convent, Romeville High School and Louisiana State University.

He entered the Jesuit Order in 1931 and was ordained in 1944. Heministered in Shreveport, Grand Coteau and at Manresa Retreat House, Convent.

Services were Saturday at 10 a.m. at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, NewOrleans, with interment at the Jesuit Cemetery, New Orleans.

HELFRICH COLLEGE POINT, N.Y. – William Foster Helfrich, 76, a native of Flushing,N.Y., former resident of Crown Point and resident of Luling for four years,died Feb. 8. He was the husband of the late Mildred Rohrer Helfrich, fatherof Linda Rinfret and Billi Ann Grisbaum and step-father of Loretta, Hank and Leroy Dymond and the late Terry Dymond.

He is also survived by 10 step-grandchildren and five step-great- grandchildren.

Services were to be held in College Point, with interment at St. Mary’sCemetery, Flushing, N.Y.JAMES ALGIERS – Samuel “Cous” James, 78, a native of Vacherie and a resident of Harvey for 40 years, died Feb. 10. He was the husband of Louise Jamesand father of Bernadine Harrell.

He was also the brother of Almedia London and Ernest James.

He is also survived by 11 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Services were to be held Monday at 11 a.m. at Greater Morning Star BaptistChurch, Algiers, with interment at New Hope Cemetery.

OCKMOND VACHERIE – Lillian Luquette Ockmond, 87, a native and resident of Vacherie, died Feb. 11. She was the wife of the late Robert J. Ockmond Sr.and mother of Gloria Stein, Barbara Becnel, Betty Marse, Dianna Brown, Lillian Granier, Robert Jr. and Russell Ockmond and the late LawrenceOckmond.

She was also the daughter of the late Numa and Corinne Oubre Luquette and sister of Florence Gravois and Albert Luquette, and was predeceased by three brothers and two sisters.

She is also survived by 27 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

Services were held Feb. 12 at Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church, Vacherie,with interment at the church cemetery.

RICHARD GRAMERCY – Palmyre Kroll Richard, 86, a resident of Gramercy, died Feb. 9.She was the wife of the late Amedee “Rich” Richard and mother of Dwain, Carl and Barry Richard.

She was also the daughter of the late Henry and Palmyre Rome Kroll and sister of the late Lillian, Florence, Bernice, Iola, Rose, Blanche, Wilmore, Wilbert, Rudolph and Henry Kroll.

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

Services were held Feb. 11 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Gramercy,with interment at St. Joseph Cemetery, Paulina.RUSSELL LAPLACE – John Russell, 76, a native and resident of LaPlace, died Feb. 11.He was the son of the late John and Martha French Russell and brother of the late Lillian Davis.

Services were held Feb. 12 at Ninde Chapel Methodist Church, LaPlace,with interment at Providence Resthaven Cemetery, LaPlace.

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