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Abella, Eugenie Schuster "Genie"  
Eugenie "Genie" Schuster Abella, 62, a resident of Zachary, LA, died on Monday, May 4, 2015, at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center. Visitation will be at Charlet Funeral Home, Inc. in Zachary on Wednesday, May 6, 2015, from 5 pm until 8 pm and then on Thursday, May 7, 2015, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Zachary from 9 am until 10 am (viewing) and Funeral Mass at 10 am, conducted by Fr. M. Jeffery Bayhi. She is survived by her husband of 35 years, Alex S. Abella; two daughters, Geal Abella Goldbeck and her husband Chris of Nashville, TN; RosaGale Schuster Abella of Baton Rouge, LA; and one brother Adolph Schuster Jr. and his wife Nelly of Willingboro, NJ. She was preceded in death by her sister, Cathy Schuster Bieneman, sister Diana Schuster, and brother Frank Schuster. She was a founding member of the Zachary Newcomers Club and worked briefly for St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. Share sympathies, memories, and condolences at www.CharletFuneralHome.com
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Published in TheAdvocate.com from May 5 to May 7, 2015
Anders, Doris Monica Newbery  
Doris Monica Newbery Anders, resident of Baton Rouge, passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 2, 2015, at her home. She was born on March 5, 1927, in Romford Essex, England. Doris met and married her husband in England during WWII and moved to the United States in the 1940's. She was a member of the Daughters of the Union Jack. Doris is survived by her three sons, Anthony, John Davis, Jr. and wife, Raye, and Kerry and wife, Rhonda, all of Baton Rouge; eight grandchildren; and 11 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband of 68 years, John D. Anders Sr.; sisters, Muriel and Kathleen; brothers, Alfred and Elfie; daughter-in-law, Patsy Fox Anders; and grandson, Jeremy Anders. Services will be private. Doris will be laid to rest next to her husband at Greenoaks Memorial Park.
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Published in TheAdvocate.com from May 4 to May 6, 2015
Andre Sr., Burnett Oscar Shelby  
"I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race." He passed peacefully on Sunday, May 3rd at his home in Fordoche. He was born on July 23, 1923, in Grand River, La. He served his country during World War II. He was a Navy Seaman First Class on the USS Essex aircraft carrier in the South Pacific. He married his wife, Leona Free Andre, and they had 64 years together before her death on April 25, 2009. He began his career in the oil field and retired as an oil rig manager, (Tool Pusher). Even after his retirement at age 70, he was still working on work over oil rigs. He took pride in his family of three children, eight grandchildren, thirteen great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren. Daughters: Carolyn Andre and companion Ronald Martin of Baton Rouge, Barbara Richard and the late Elvin Richard Jr. of Livonia. Son: Shelby Oscar Andre Jr. and wife Deborah of Redfield, Arkansas. Grandchildren: Frank Breazeale Jr. and wife Kerilyn, Tamatha Heffley, Chuck Whitfield and wife Sherry, Joey Thompson, Jamie Thompson and wife Sophie, Jason Andre, Nicole Nelson and husband Josh, Josh Andre. Preceded in death by his wife Leona Free Andre, parents Oscar and Corinne LeJeune Andre, brothers Marvin and Urban Andre, sisters Nellie Pollet, Mable Fryoux, Eva Mae Monson, Joyce Chauvin. Pallbearers: Joey and Jamie Thompson, Chuck Whitfield, Gene Ray Free, Larry Fryoux, Harry Chauvin, Ricky Andre, Gene Fryoux. Honorary pallbearers: Raymond Fryoux Jr. and Trey Breazeale. Visiting will be held at Faith Baptist Church in Livonia on Tuesday, May 5, 2015, from 5 pm until 9 pm and on Wednesday, May 6, 2015, from 9 am until religious services in the church at 12 noon conducted by the Rev. Freddie Rodrigue. Interment to follow in St. Francis Cabrini Cemetery. To sign the guest register, go to www.nilandfuneralservice.com. NILAND'S FUNERAL SERVICE INC., NEW ROADS, LA.
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Published in TheAdvocate.com from May 4 to May 7, 2015
Bailey, Marva Ann (Smith)  
Marva Ann Smith Bailey, departed this life on Friday, May 1, 2015 at the age of 72. Beloved wife of James Bailey; Daughter of the late Fred Smith, Jr. and Dora Hall Smith; Devoted mother of Tyrone (Deserae) and Tracey (Daphane) Bailey; Sister of Cleo (Russell) Augustine, Glenda Mae (Johnny) Nash, Sr. and Ferdinand (Diane) Smith and the late Larry Smith; Grandmother of Trent, Trevor, Tara, Tiffany, Nicholas and Chase Bailey; Niece of Willie Smith and Evelina Mitchell; Sister in law of Melva Bailey. Also survived by a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. Relatives and friends of the family, also pastors, officers and members of Oakville MBC, Asbury UMC, Rose of Sharon BC of Monroe, LA and New Israel BC, employees of Rainbow Automotive, Orkin, Inc., McDonogh #26 School, Ochsner Foundation Hospital and former employees of the Belle Chasse Metropolitan Development Center are invited to attend the Funeral Service at Oakville Missionary Baptist Church, 100 W. Oakville St., Oakville, LA on Friday, May 8, 2015 at 11:00 am; visitation will begin at 9:00 am. Bishop Wilfret Johnson, officiating. Interment: Oakville Cemetery. Arrangements by DW Rhodes Funeral Home, 1020 Virgil St., Gretna, LA. Please visit www.rhodesfuneral.com to sign the guest book.
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Published in TheAdvocate.com from May 5 to May 6, 2015
Bottger, Gene "Justin"  
Mr. Gene "Justin" Bottger, a resident of Baton Rouge, LA, passed away Saturday, May 2, 2015. He was born on June 15, 1954, in Houston, TX, to Mr. Merle "Gene" and Jo Ellen Bottger. Mr. Bottger is a graduate from Catholic High School, class of 1972 and earned a degree in Civil Engineering from LSU and a Licensed Professional Engineer in the state of Louisiana. Mr. Justin was a loving father and grandfather who loved spending time with his family and cooking. He is survived by his son, Justin "Blake" and wife Kelli Drago Bottger, daughter Lindsay Elizabeth Bottger and grandson, Blake "Riley" Bottger. Preceded in death are his parents, Mr. Merle "Gene" and Jo Ellen Scallan Bottger. A memorial service will be held at Greenoaks Funeral Home, 9595 Florida Blvd., Baton Rouge, on Thursday, May 7, 2015, from 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm. In lieu of flowers please donate to Canon Hospice or Hospice of Baton Rouge.
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Brown, Willie Moses "Uncle Swamper"  
Willie Moses Brown "Uncle Swamper" passed away Sunday, May 3, 2015, at Lane Nursing Home in Zachary, LA. He was born September 13, 1940, to the union of the late George and Selena Wilson Brown in Zachary, LA. Willie retired from the City of Baton Rouge/Parish of East Baton Rouge North Baker lot as a supervisor after 30 years service. Willie is survived by his children, Lucretia (David) Schad of Duluth, GA, Deatrict Brown, Dwayne Brown, Sr., Willie D. Brown, and Chenecca Wallace; siblings, George (Laverne) Brown, Annie Lee Brown, Dorothy (Rev. Nathaniel) Thomas, Edward (Mildred) Brown, Hattie (Eugene) Kemp, and Sarah (Robert) Hayes; nine grandchildren; a godchild; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other family members and friends. Preceded in death by his wife. The visitation will be Friday, May 8, 2015 from 5 to 7 PM at Miller & Daughter Mortuary, 5905 Highway 19, Zachary, LA. Viewing will continue at 9 AM on Saturday, May 9, 2015, with funeral services following at Greater New Hope Baptist Church pastored by Rev. Nathaniel Thomas, 1896 Flanacher Road, Zachary, LA at 11 AM.
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Published in TheAdvocate.com from May 6 to May 8, 2015
Chavers, Roger D.  
Funeral services will be held at 7 pm, on Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at Pellerin Funeral Home Chapel in Breaux Bridge, for Roger D. Chavers, 52, who passed away on Sunday, May 3, 2015. The family requests that visiting hours be observed at the funeral home from 9 am until 10 pm on Wednesday. Trey Chavers will officiate at the Funeral Service. Roger worked for Brand Pro-Therm for the last 15 years. He loved family gatherings, fishing, horseback riding, barbecuing, and boiling crawfish. Roger was an avid fan of L.S.U. Football and never missed an opportunity to watch a game. He is survived by his wife, Tina Breaux Chavers of Breaux Bridge; his mother, Joyce Ann Chavers; daughter, Brandy Wascome and step daughter Jolie Rester; step-son, Joshua Breaux; brothers, Garland Ray Chavers, Jr. and Bob Chavers; sister, Kathy Hebert; half-sisters, Michelle Bass and Danielle Price; and his grandchildren, Kryssa Hebert and Brennan Hebert. He is preceded in death by his father, Garland Ray Chavers, Sr.; son, Paul Wayne Berry, Jr.; his maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. R.L. Fugler, Jr.; and paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Archie Chavers. Pellerin Funeral Home of Breaux Bridge is in charge of arrangements. To view on-line obituary, sign guestbook and view video tribute, go to www.pellerinfuneralhome.com.
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Published in TheAdvocate.com from May 5 to May 6, 2015
Decoteau, Doris Gautreau  
Doris Gautreau Decoteau passed away at 7:20 a.m., Tuesday, May 05, 2015 at The Crossing at Clarity Hospice surrounded by her family. Doris lived a long and fulfilling life, having died at the age of 92. She was a native and resident of Gonzales, a life-long member of St. Theresa of Avila and St. Mark Catholic Churches and active member of the Ladies Altar Society. Visitation will be at St. Mark Catholic Church in Gonzales on Thursday, May 7, 2015 from 9:00 am until Mass of Christian Burial at 11:30 am. Entombment to be in St. Theresa cemetery. She is survived by two daughters and son-in-law, Yvonne D. Templet, and Sharon D. and Jerry Bedgood; four sons and daughters-in-law Norris Decoteau, Ronnie and Cecile Decoteau, Glenn and Beverly Savoy Decoteau and Richard and Phyllis Clouatre Decoteau; grandchildren Brad, Jeff, Mike, Ashley, Rachel, Amy, Joey, Brandon, Beau, Dana, Angelle, Ryan, Scott, Andrea, Alyson and Alysha, 39 great-grandchildren, 6 great-great grandchildren, 6 step-grandchildren, 15 step-great-grandchildren. She is also survived by two brothers and sisters-in-law, Howard and Marie Gautreau and Bernard and Betty Gautreau. She was preceded in death by her husband of 72 years, Herman J. Decoteau, her parents Alcide and Agnes Babin Gautreau, her brothers and sisters Layton, Feltus, Donald and Dayton Gautreau, Leola Decoteau and Lois Templet. Also preceded in death by her granddaughter, Tania Reine; her daughter-in-law Judy Decoteau and sons-in-law Paul Reine and Leo Templet. Arrangements being handled by Ourso Funeral Home in Gonzales. Her grandchildren will serve as pallbearers. The family wishes to thank all family and friends who offered their support during her illness, including Clarity Hospice Services. Condolences may be offered to the family at www.oursofh.com.
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Published in TheAdvocate.com on May 6, 2015
Dencausse, Michael Anthony  
Resident of St. Amant, LA, passed away on May 3, 2015, at St. Elizabeth Hospital surrounded by his family. Visitation will be held at Ourso Funeral Home, Gonzales, on Thursday, May 7, 2015, from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm and resume on Friday, May 8, 2015, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Prairieville, from 9:30 am until Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 am. Interment to follow at Hope Haven Garden of Memories, Prairieville. Pallbearers will be Chance Dencausse, Robert Dencausse, Paul Musso, Emery Dencausse, Brent Delaune, David Patrick Williams, Steven Pirvu. He is survived by his 3 daughters and son in law, Brooke Musso and husband Paul, Gabrielle Dencausse, Gracie Dencausse; parents, Arnold and Ruby Decoteau Dencausse; sister and brother in law, Brenda Dencausse-Hendricks Reulet and husband Stucky; brother and sister in law, Robert Dencausse and wife Sonya; 3 nieces, Meaghan Hendricks, Liana Dencausse, Jacie Dencausse; 3 nephews, Steven Hendricks, Chance Dencausse, Emery Dencausse; preceded in death by niece, Lanie Dencausse. Michael was employed with Temperature Controls Inc. of Gonzales, LA, as a mechanical engineer. Michael graduated from St. Amant High School. He was an amazing artist, loving father, had a passion for fixing up cars and motorcycles and loved spending time with his family. We would like to give a special thanks to the doctors and nurses at St. Elizabeth Hospital for the kindness and care they showed to our family. You may visit our website at www.oursofh.com to offer condolences to the family. Ourso Funeral Home- Gonzales, LA, in charge of arrangements.
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Published in TheAdvocate.com from May 5 to May 7, 2015
East, Morris Lawrence  
Morris Lawrence East died on April 30, 2015, surrounded by his family. He was born on April 19, 1938, in Hackberry, La., where he lived until he joined the Army in 1955. Morris served with distinction in Army Intelligence throughout the world, including stints in Afghanistan, Italy, Germany, France, and tours in Vietnam, and retired at the rank of Sargent First Class. During his military service he received the Meritorious Service Medal and was part of a unit that received the Meritorious Unit Commendation for intelligence efforts in the Gulf of Tonkin. After retiring with 20 years of service, he moved his family to Baton Rouge where he and his wife attended LSU. After graduating LSU, he went to work for the Louisiana Department of Education. During his 20 year career with the state, he served in a variety of administrative roles. A lifelong learner, Morris went through the LSU Paralegal Program, took language classes, photography classes and even dance classes with his wife of over 47 years. A devoted public servant, Morris dedicated his time and talents to numerous civic causes and political campaigns for Democrats throughout his life. He was also a devout Roman Catholic who served in a variety of leadership and ministry positions in all of the churches he attended. Morris is survived by his wife Rebecca of Baton Rouge and his three children: Mary East Sanders of Zachary, Charles East and his wife Jennifer of Milton, Ga., and Susan East Nelson and her husband Danny of Baton Rouge. He is also survived by his four grandchildren, Joey, Lauren, Samantha and Emily, who were a great source of pride and joy for him. Visitation will be held at St. Aloysius Catholic Church on Thursday, May 7, from 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. with a Funeral Mass immediately following. His ashes will be interred with military honors at Arlington National Cemetery in a ceremony later this year. In lieu of flowers, the family request that donations be made to Catholic Charities of Baton Rouge, Volunteers In Public Schools, or the Christ the King Catholic Church Building Fund.
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Published in TheAdvocate.com from May 2 to May 7, 2015
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