Published 12:00 am Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Kim Wempren Cox on Thursday, December 11, 2008, at 3:23 p.m. Beloved wife of Robert (Dale) Cox. Mother of the late William Cox. Daughter of the late Roy and Frances Wempren. Sister of Sue Esposito and husband Rick, Dane and wife Sandra, Rodney and wife Gina and Todd Wempren. Daughter-in-law of Henry Sr. and Anna Lee Cox. Sister-in-law of Henry Jr. and wife Geraldine, Gary Sr. and wife Monica, Kevin and wife Susan and Jeffrey and wife Stephanie Cox. Age 52 years. A native of LaPlace and a resident of Reserve for the past 30 years.
Services were held at Millet-Guidry Funeral Home Chapel in LaPlace on Saturday, December 13. Burial in St. Peter Cemetery in Reserve.
Ruffin J. Montz on Monday, December 8, 2008, at 10:35 a.m. Beloved husband of the late Marie Loupe Montz. Father of Jimmie Montz and wife Cathy, JoAnn Jacob and husband Wayne, Charlene (Penny) Triche and husband Barry and Cynthia (Cindy) Terrio and husband Peter. Also survived by 11 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Son of the late Eddie and Bertha Hymel Montz. Brother of Edward (Za) Montz, Ruth Levet, the late Helmuth, Harry and Eddie Montz, Florence Vicknair, Ruby Roussel and Evelyn Graungard. Age 92 years. A native of Edgard and a resident of Reserve for the past 81 years.
Visitation and services were held at St. Peter Catholic Church in Reserve on Friday, December 12. Burial in St. Peter Cemetery in Reserve.
Ecc: 3:1 says, “There’s a time to be born” and in 1908 Aslena was born, and “a time to die” so on Saturday, December 6, 2008, she answered the voice of her Savior at the young age of 100 years old. Beloved wife of the late Willie Sanders Sr. Mother of eight beautiful children. Also survived by 51 grandchildren, 112 great-grandchildren, 47 great-great-grandchildren, daughters- and sons-in-law and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends. A native and resident of Reserve for many years.
She was preceded in death by two sons: William Woddsy and Herbert Sanders.
Services were held at Providence B.C. in LaPlace on Saturday, December 13. Interment in Church Cemetery.
Dayle Madison Smith, a retired federal employee, passed away on Wednesday, December 10, 2008, at the age of 70, after a long battle with cancer. He was born in Chicago, Ill., to the late William Novis Smith and June Quigley Smith. Beloved husband of Mary Ellen Heausler Smith for 42 years. Father to William E. H. (Stephanie) and Dayle M M. Smith. Grandfather of Zoe and Billy Smith. Brother of Novis (Anna), Wayne (Merle Jean), Kenneth (Cookie) and Darryl (Cathy). He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Services were held at Millet-Guidry Funeral Home LaPlace on Tuesday, December 16. Private interment.
Donald J. Songy on Sunday, December 7, 2008, departed this life. He is survived by one sister, Eva Songy Duhe, two brothers Malcolm (Angela) Songy, Oliver (Sedonia) Songy Jr. and one brother-in-law Roy Keller of Reserve, along with a host of nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, relatives and friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents Oliver and Theresa Barre Songy, three sisters Lorrita Songy, Loretta Songy Stewart and Olivia Songy Keller, two brothers-in-law Walter Stewart and Edmond Duhe Sr.
A Catholic Mass was held at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in Reserve on Friday, December 12. Interment in Mt. Zion Travelers Cemetery.
Kelly Taylor, 33, on Monday, December 8, 2008 at River Parishes Hospital. The Montz native is the beloved wife of Kevin Taylor, mother of Ty Taylor, daughter of Marsha Milton Thomas and Victor Thomas, sister of Brandon Thomas, Gerard Milton.
Funeral services were held Friday, December 12 at Covenant Church in Destrehan. Interment at St. Peter Catholic Church Cemetery in Reserve.
Anthony Farrell Valentine Sr. on Saturday, November 29, 2008, in Austin, Texas. Son of the late Joseph Ferdinand and Myrtle Keller Valentine. Father of Anthony (Tony) Jr., Tami V. Allen, Terrance, Aaron, Bryan and Antoinette Valentine. Beloved brother of Joseph Frederick Valentine. Also survived by devoted friends, Sylvia Costa, Sue Arledge, Charlie Taylor and Everage Tuircuit Jr. and a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, aunts, uncles, other relatives and friends. Age 69 years. A native of Reserve and a resident of Austin, Texas.
Visitation and services were held at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in Reserve on Thursday, December 11. Interment in St Peter Cemetery in Reserve.
Marvel Lynne Aguillard Venus on Thursday, December 11, 2008, at 3:30 p.m. found peace in the arms of her Heavenly Father. Mother of Mary Elizabeth, Meagan Noelle, Josef Levi and Jacob Charles Venus and Brayden Andrew Aguillard. Grandmother of Lysia Russell. Daughter of Reverend Rod Jr. and Mary Aguillard. Sister of Rod Aguillard III, Amber Town, Reverend Stephen Aguillard and Angelle Marix. Father of her children Charles Venus. Fiancé of Jimmy Watson. Age 44 years. A native and resident of LaPlace.
Visitation and services were held at The Reserve Church on Monday, December 15. Burial in St. Joseph Cemetery in Paulina.
Patricia Ann Vinet, age 59, entered into eternal rest on Monday, December 8, 2008. She leaves to cherish her most precious memories her loving husband, Paris Vinet Sr.; three children: Ellen, Lisa and Christopher Vinet; three stepchildren: Paris Jr., Keith and Kenney Vinet; and a host of grandchildren, other relatives and friends.
Services were held on Friday, December 12, at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church in LaPlace. Burial will be private.
Charles “CJ” “Trick” Watkins on Friday, December 5, 2008, at River Region Hospice in River Ridge. Son of the late Emily Charles and James Charles Watkins. Father of Orlando Joseph Watkins Sr., Nathaniel Joseph Watkins, Juan “Sug” Michael Watkins Sr., and Alisha Bates. Also survived by nine grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Age 66 years. A native and resident of LaPlace.
Visitation and services were held at Our Lady of Grace Catholic in Reserve on Saturday, December 13. Interment in St Peter Cemetery in Reserve.
Edward V. Zezulka on Wednesday, December 10, 2008, at 8:00 p.m. Father of Jimmy Zezulka of Birmingham, Ala., Judy Z. Mac of Detroit, Mich., and Amy Z. Kehrer of Detroit, Mich. Son of the late Vincent and Frances Zezulka. Brother of Kenneth Zezulka (Retired Capt. USN, Honorary Consul General of the Czech Republic) of Kenner and the late James Zezulka. Brother-in-law of Dollye M. Zezulka. Also survived by four grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Age 80 years. A native of Detroit and a resident of Reserve for the past 2 years.
Visitation and services were held at the Southeast Louisiana War Veterans Home Chapel in Reserve on Monday, December 15. Burial in Biloxi National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations preferred to the Southeast Louisiana War Veterans Home, 4080 W. Airline Hwy, Reserve, La. 70084.