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Saturday, June 10, 2017
Sunday, June 11, 2017 at Harper Springs Miss-ionary Baptist Church Cemetery in Huttig. Officiating will be the Rev. Ricky Watts.He was born on April 16, 1933 in Litroe, Louisiana, and passed away on June 8, 2017 in Farmerville, Louisiana.He was preceded in death by his parents, J.M. and Hattie Mae McCuller Spells; grandson, Brett Allen Spells; brothers, Ernest Gene, Jimmie Aulton Sr., and John Henry Spells; and wife, Rose Littles Spells.Survivors include his wife, Allene Darden Spells of Rocky Branch; sons, James Michael and wife, Teri Spells, of Madill, Oklahoma, and Gregory Spells of Marion, Louisiana; grandsons, Aaron and wife, Emma, Jason and Thornton; granddaughters, Meagan, Mallorie, and Stormy; great-granddaughters, Avaleigh and Zoey; step-daughters, Karen and husband, Dickie Patterson, and Sharon Massie; nieces, nephews and extended family.The family wishes to thank his special angel, Tina Spells.Mr. Billy served in U.S. Navy, Korean War and retired from Georgia Pacific in Crossett, and served as a volunteer firefighter. Visitation will be held from 4 until 6 p.m. on Saturday, June 10, 2017 in the chapel of Kilpatrick Funeral Home, Farmerville.Online condolence messages may be sent to the family www.kilpatrickfuneralhomes.com.Monday, May 01, 2017
Demme went to Louisiana after Hurricane Katrina in 2006, but he had a different purpose from that of the carpetbagger journalists and filmmakers who used the catastrophe to show off their bleeding-heart bona fides. This film is part of Demme’s planned project to document the American issue of “right to return” — citizens of New Orleans’s Lower Ninth Ward who were denied the right to reclaim their flooded homes. Demme found a fertile subject in the charming, articulate, middle-aged Parker, who had survived an unsuccessful marriage, assorted career ventures, genuine tests of faith, and then Katrina. One friend tells Carolyn, ‘We are spiritual beings going through a human experience.’ That realization summarizes Demme’s art. Parker held fast to her cultural and spiritual heritage and her citizen’s rights, which makes this a far richer film than Spike Lee’s two (count ’em) overblown HBO documentaries about Katrina or any of Anderson Cooper’s countless, grandstanding CNN reports/arguments that exploited the disaster. Lee and Cooper both showered typical liberal condescension on less fortunate people, merely to show off their own bourgie political dogma. But Demme worked artistically t...Monday, May 01, 2017
Bernard and was one of five children. He passed away Saturday, April 22, 2017, at his residence at the age of 34.Nicholas was a 2000 graduate of Catholic High School in New Iberia, and was a true Louisiana outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting and fishing. His greatest love was being a father to his children. He will be missed dearly. Rest now Nicki for your journey on this earth is complete.Survivors include his children Reece Bernard, Cindy Bernard and William Bernard; his parents, Betty Haile Bernard and Dr. Douglas Allen Bernard, MD and wife, Becky; his sister and brothers, Megan Elizabeth Bernard, Mckenzie Allen Bernard, Tollie John Bernard and Troy Douglas Bernard; his nephew Liam Bernard; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Edward Lewis Haile and Eloise Larkin Haile, and Hugh Allen Bernard and Laverne Forchee Bernard.Pallbearers will be member of the family and friends.In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Nicholas’s name to First United Methodist Church, 119 Jefferson Street, New Iberia, LA 70560.Evangeline Funeral Home of New Iberia, 364-1881, is in charge of arrangements.
Lolis Elie, Lawyer Who Helped Desegregate New Orleans, Dies at 87 - New York TimesSaturday, April 08, 2017
The cause was apparently complications of Parkinson’s disease, said his son, Lolis Eric Elie, a journalist, food historian and filmmaker.A childhood victim of discrimination growing up in segregated Louisiana, Mr. Elie (pronounced E-lie) vowed that he would never return to the South after experiencing, at 17, relative racial anonymity in New York City, having gone north for a brief stint as a merchant seaman.But after he was drafted into the Army in 1951, a fellow soldier encouraged him to pursue a legal career once he was discharged. He did, returning home to continue his schooling.As a newly minted lawyer in the early 1960s, Mr. Elie found himself in the vanguard of a nascent movement to integrate downtown lunch counters and other public accommodations and to boycott stores in a black shopping district where blacks could get only menial jobs.“When we got to the civil rights movement, I would have to say that the most important thing that came out of it was a rising of the consciousness on the part of African-American people,” he said in a C-SPAN interview in 2003. “The world that I inherited was a world that said white people were superior, and people of African descent were all powerless.”“What the civil rights movement did was to remove that,” he said. “It raised our consciousness.”Mr. Elie’s advocacy on behalf of civil rights organizations, individual clients and generations of aggrieved blacks raised white cons...Saturday, April 08, 2017
Friday, March 31, 2017, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church with Fr. Bill Melancon officiating. Interment will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery with military honors provided by the Louisiana National Guard Honor Guard.Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. on Thursday with a Rosary at 7 p.m. The funeral home will reopen at 8 a.m. on Friday until service time.A native and resident of New Iberia, Mr. Peltier passed away at 10:54 a.m. on Tuesday, March 28, 2017, at his residence.Mr. Peltier was a graduate of NISH in 1969. He was a member of the Louisiana Army National Guard from 1970-1976 as an infantryman. He was employed with National Supermarket for 23 years and then Super 1 Foods for 20 years. He loved Cajun music and dancing with his wife, especially a regular following to TK Hulin and Smoke.He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Carolyn Hebert Peltier, of New Iberia; four sons, Chet Peltier and Brandi of Lafayette, Chad Peltier, Cory Peltier and Chantel and Clint Peltier Sr. and Heidi Guidry, all of New Iberia; six grandchildren, Caitlin Peltier, Maxwell Peltier, Curtlyn Arabie, Chacelyn Peltier, Caelen Peltier and Clint Peltier Jr.; and three brothers, Larry Peltier of Breaux Bridge, Ronald Peltier and Donna and Edward Peltier...
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Monday, June 26, 2017
Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home.Jim was born September 11, 1926 to Alvin and Annie (Smith) Baker in Gladewater, Texas and passed away Sunday, June 18, 2017 in Many, Louisiana. Jim served his country in the United States Navy during WWII. He married Betty Jo Harrison on September 1, 1948 in Union Grove, Texas. He retired from J & L Oil Supply after 30 years of service. Following retirement, he went back to work for Sundance Energy as production manager. Not wanting to retire, he last worked for Riteway Construction. He and Betty Jo were long time members of the First Baptist Church of Enid, where he served as a deacon. He was predeceased by his wife Betty Jo Baker; and two brothers, A. C. Baker and Edward Baker.He is survived by two daughters, Cherry Wells and husband Danny, of Many, LA; Cindy Wagner and husband Wayne Wagner, of Enid; four grandchildren, Jeremy Wells, of Many, LA; Seth Wells and wife JoLeigh, of Columbia, SC; Jeffrey Wagner and wife Hannah, of Woodward, OK; Lisa Naccarato and husband John, of Firestone, CO; eight great-grandchildren; sister, Sophia Jean Lenderman, of Tyler, TX; and brother Charles Baker and wife Doris, of Longview, TX.Memorials in Jim’s name may be made to the National Alzheimer’s Association with Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home serving as custodian of the funds.Condolences may be made online at www.ladusauevans.com.Monday, May 01, 2017
Southerner was as a cigar-chomping, prison floor-walker in the 1967 classic "Cool Hand Luke."His long list of roles also includes swaggering, tobacco-spitting Louisiana Sheriff J.W. Pepper in the Bond films.His portrayal of the redneck sheriff in "Live and Let Die" in 1973 more than held its own with sophisticated English actor Roger Moore's portrayal of Bond.James was such a hit that writers carved a role for him in the next Bond film, "The Man With the Golden Gun," in 1974. James, this time playing the same sheriff on vacation in Thailand and the epitome of the ugly American abroad, gets pushed into the water by a baby elephant."He wasn't supposed to actually go in," said his daughter. "They gave him sugar in his pocket to feed the elephant. But he wasn't giving it to the elephant fast enough."She said her father met with real Southern sheriffs to prepare for his role as Pepper. Of his hundreds of roles, it was the Louisiana sheriff that people most often recognized and approached him about.His daughter noted that her father sometimes said actors get remembered for one particular role out of hundreds."His is the sheriff's, but he said he would have never picked that one," she said.George Clifton James was born May 29, 1920, in Spokane, Wash., the oldest of five siblings and the only boy. The family lost all its money at the start of the Great Depression and moved to Gladstone, just outside Portland, Ore., where James' maternal grandparents lived.In the 1930s, James got work with the Civilian Conservation Corps and then entered World War II in 1942 as a soldier with the U.S. Army in the South Pacific, receiving two Purple Hearts, a Bronze Star and a Silver Star.Lynn James said one of the Purple Hearts...Tuesday, April 18, 2017
La. He enjoyed many years taking customers and family fishing on his boat the Miss Happ in Breton Sound. An avid hunter and fisherman, his passion and expertise led him to aid in forming the CCA of Louisiana in order to conserve marine life and the coastal environment. While raising their four children, Ben and Lois became avid world travelers, frequenting the Yucatan Peninsula, where the family explored Mayan ruins and made lifelong friends.In his early life, he spent countless hours in City Park, fishing in the lagoons and paddling in Bayou St. John. His love of the outdoors led him to look for rural property. In 1974, he bought his first piece of land in Mississippi. What started as a weekend getaway for the family became an outlet for his restless work ethic; he built houses, grew crops, took steps to conserve the land and made the property self-sustaining. He became a farmer, tennis player, woodsman and conservationist. His farm has not only served as a treasure for family and friends, but also became a temporary home for many after Katrina. In the aftermath of the storm, Cembell moved to Laplace and grew incrementally. Today, with over 300 employees, Cembell Industries is one of the premier fabricators of process equipment in North America. Up until December 2016, Ben was still working every day, fishing, and traveling to the farm on weekends. His legacy of successful entrepreneurship and his strong work ethic will live on through his children and grandchildren as he moves on to the cosmos to join his grandsons Cyrus and Justin. The family would like to give special thanks to Dr. Frank Wilklow and everyone at Gifted Health Care especially Tina Bacchus, Iana Carter and Gina Cardoza.Relatives and friends of the family at invited to attend A Celebration of Life at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd., (In Metairie Cemetery) on Friday, March 31 at 1 p.m. Visitation will begin at 10:30 am. Interment will follow in Metairie Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family would prefer donations to Friends of City Park, Land Trust for Louisiana and/or CCA Louisiana.To view and sign the Funeral Guest Book, please visit lakelawnmetairie.com...Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Tuesday at his home in Jackson. He was 94.Deborah Ashcraft of Lakewood Funeral Home in Jackson confirmed Minor's death.Minor was a native of Hammond, Louisiana, and graduated from Tulane University in 1943. He served on a Navy destroyer, the USS Stephen Potter, in World War II before going to work for the Times-Picayune newspaper in New Orleans in 1946. His first assignment for the newspaper in Mississippi was in August 1947, on what Minor later recalled was a sweltering, gnat-filled day covering the funeral of arch-segregationist U.S. Sen. Theodore Bilbo.Minor covered the 1955 trial and acquittal of two white men accused of killing black teenager Emmett Till for whistling at a white woman; the 1962 riots after the court-ordered integration of the University of Mississippi; the 1963 assassination of Mississippi NAACP leader Medgar Evers; and the 1964 "Mississippi Burning" slayings of three civil rights workers.AdvertisementIn May 2013, Minor attended a 50th anniversary commemoration of an event he had covered — a 1963 sit-in by a racially mixed group of Tougaloo College students at the Woolworth's lunch counter in downtown Jackson. It happened about a month before Evers was killed, and Minor said Evers called reporters to tip them to the news. White students...