Published 12:00 am Wednesday, April 28, 1999

L’Observateur / April 28, 1999

DAVIS GRAMERCY – Nita Rivoire Davis, 84, a native of Breaux Bridge, lifelong resident of Gramercy and resident of Baton Rouge, died April 23. She wasthe wife of the late Stark L. Davis Jr. and mother of Gwendolyn Crouch,Judy Stamper and John Stark Davis.

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

Services were held April 26 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Gramercy, with interment at St. Joseph Mausoleum, Paulina.FERGUSON LAPLACE – William Ferguson, 82, a native of New Orleans and a resident of LaPlace for two years, died April 25. He was the husband by first marriageof the late Doris Ferguson and by second marriage of the late Denise Ferguson. He was father of Bill Ferguson and step-father of CoralWimberly.

He was also the son of the late Joseph and Minnette Ferguson and brother of the late Joseph Ferguson.

He is also survived by four grandchildren and three step-grandchildren.

He was an Army Air Force veteran of World War II and earned the Purple Heart. He was a former vice president of Bellows Electric Signs, vicepresident of Industrial Signs of New Orleans and chairman of the Tri- Traders Commission in Washington D.C.Services are today at 10 a.m. at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, LaPlace,with interment at Lake Lawn Cemetery, New Orleans. Visitation starts at8 a.m.KELLER VACHERIE – Alvin “Metoe” Keller, 59, a native and resident of Vacherie, died April 24. He was the son of the late Noel and Lubertha James Kellerand brother of Rosalie Joseph, Mary “Lubertha” Allen, Elix, Louis and Gufielle Keller and the late Noelle Becnel, Loretta Gros, Melvina Jackson, Pauline Dumas, Armond Bernard and Johnny Keller.

Services are today at 11 a.m. at Second Baptist Church, Vacherie, withinterment at the church cemetery. Visitation starts at 8:30 a.m.LAURENT GRETNA – Betty Laurent, 58, a native of Gretna and a resident of St.

Charles Parish for two years, died April 22. She was the mother of LisaBerthelot, Annette Couch, Linda Tillis and Robert Guillot.

She was the daughter of Nora Laurent and the sister of Audrey Orgeron, Joyce Shafer, Jacqueline Hotard, Paullette McGintey, Beverly Lafont and Richard, Paul and David Laurent.

She is also survived by eight grandchildren.

Graveside services are today at 10 a.m. at Westlawn Memorial Park,Gretna.PERILLOUX LAPLACE – Eva Rousselle Perilloux, 89, a native of Lucy and a resident of LaPlace for 73 years, died April 24. She was the wife of the late ClevelandPerilloux and mother of Joyce Millet, Cynthia Cambre and Cleveland Jr.,Allen and the late G. Wayne Perilloux.She was also the daughter of the late Ignace and Ernestine Rousselle and sister of the late Annette Deslattes, Leonie Madere and Adam, Pheophile, Ben and Leona Rousselle.

She is also survived by 14 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren.

Services were held April 27 in the chapel of Millet-Guidry Funeral Home, LaPlace, with interment at St. Peter Cemetery, Reserve.SCOTT CONVENT – Elviesha Marie “Bundy” Scott, 15, a native and resident of Convent, died April 19. She was the daughter of Lloyd Dupard and SandraScott and sister of Tamara Scott.

She was also the grandchild of Elvies and Marshall Scott Jr. and FeltonDupard Sr. and great-grandchild of Julie Scott.Services were held April 24 at Young Pilgrim Baptist Church, Convent, with interment at St. Michael Cemetery, Convent.

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