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Garafola, Anthony Alex 'Tony'  
Anthony "Tony" Alex Garafola, 75 years old of Hammond, LA, passed away Saturday, June 27, 2015. Tony was born on Friday, June 30, 1939, in Hammond. Surviving are brother & sister-in-law, Nace and Deborah Garafola; nieces and nephews, George and Jerry Miller, Debbie Shapiro, Sherry Barker, Timothy Garafola, Terri Traylor, Eddie Tynes, Brice Tynes, Cody Garafola, and Rachel Davis, also numerous great nieces & nephews. Tony's "adopted grandchildren", in his heart, Candace Ellis, Lacey Ellis, and Bailey Barber. He is preceded in death by parents, Nace Garafola Sr. and Johanna Latino Garafola, sisters, Angie Miller, Rose Tynes, Angelina and Frances Garafola, brothers, Sam, Joe and Charles Garafola. Friends will be received Tuesday, June 30, 2015 from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home, Hammond, and on Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. until services at Calvary Pentecostal Church. Services will be held at Calvary Pentecostal Church, Wednesday, at 11:00 am, with Rev. Jeffrey Ellis officiating. Interment will follow in the Colonial Cemetery, Independence, LA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Tony Garafola to Calvary Pentecostal Church,14602 Jericho Road, Hammond, LA 70401 or to the American Cancer Society. An on-line guest book is available at www.harrymckneely.com.
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Published in TheAdvocate.com from June 29 to June 30, 2015
Gehling, Ruth 'Gayle' Cantrell  
A loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, Gayle passed away at 11:46 p.m. on Friday, June 26, 2015 surrounded by her family. She was a resident of Belle River, Louisiana. She was a retired artist who loved her craft. She won many awards for her paintings at the Senior Olympics. She was 80, and a native of Dallas, Texas. Visiting at Greenoaks Funeral Home will be Tuesday, June 30, 2015 from 5:00pm-9:00pm, with the Rosary recited at 8:00pm. Visitation will resume Wednesday, July 1, 2015 at St. Alphonsus Ligouri Catholic Church from 9:30am- 10:00am until Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00am celebrated by Reverend Tom Duhe'. Interment immediately following at Greenoaks Memorial Park. Gayle is survived by her four sons and three daughters-in-law, Martin A. Gehling, III, Central, James E. ""Jim"" Gehling, Sr. and wife Cindy, Central, John M. Gehling, Sr. and wife Laurie, Watson, William Micheal ""Billy Mike"" Gehling, Sr. and wife Jamie, Zachary; 12 grandchildren, Martin Gehling, IV, and wife Sarah, Monika Arnold and husband Corey, Brandi Aydell and husband Brian, Jimmy Gehling, Jr. and wife Michelle, Misty Banes and husband Andrew Sr., Christie Guillory and husband Brandon, Ashley Trinh and husband Kevin, John Gehling, Jr., B.J. Gehling, Jr. and wife Jolie, Tommy Gehling, Brittney Fresina and husband Tony, Kimberly Cline and husband Joey; 21 great grandchildren, Ruby Gehling, Marty Gehling, V, Shelby Aydell, Daniel Aydell, Geoffrey Aydell, Matthew Aydell, Shaianne Gehling, Brianna Gehling, Drew Banes, Jr., Christian Banes, Truong Quan Trinh, Truong Quy Trinh, Lap Thien Trinh, Bao Bao Trinh, Gia Binh Gehling, Sophia Gehling, Zachary Gehling, Dillon Gehling, Ailynn Fresina, Kailah Fresina, and Lawson Cline; and she was eagerly awaiting the arrival of her first great-great grandson, Kohen Vaughan; a brother, Edwin B. Cantrell, III. and wife Jane. She was preceded in death by her husband of 48 years, Martin A. ""Bill"" Gehling, Jr., mother, Olli Mae Compton, father, Edwin B. Cantrell, Jr. Pallbearers will be her grandsons. She was a member of St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church, Pierre Part, Louisiana, where she gave baptism seminars with her husband Bill. She was a former member of St. Alphonsus Catholic Church where she and Bill were involved with Engaged Encounter and also volunteered as a Sponsor Couple for couples preparing for marriage. She spent many happy hours with her Red Hat ladies, her Pokeno group and her many friends on the bayou. Memorial donations may be sent to St. Jude or the Wounded Warrior Project.
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Published in TheAdvocate.com from June 29 to June 30, 2015
Gladney, Charles Wallace 'Wally'  
He died at home on Friday, June 26, 2015 at the age of 84. Wally was a Dufrocq Duck, graduated from Sewanee Military Academy in 1947, and LSU in 1951. He served in the US Air Force from 1951 - 1955, had over 500 hours in the F-86 Sabre Jet, and also traveled twice the speed of sound. After serving in the USAF, in 1962 he accepted an offer from E.F. Hutton to become the Branch Manager, and retired as Senior Vice-President of Morgan Stanley Smith Barney in 2010 with 54 years of service. Wally was an avid sportsman and golfer with 8 hole-in-ones, a double eagle, Baton Rouge Country Club Champion in 1971, Stockholder Champion in 1972, and Louisiana State Senior Olympian in 1986. He duck hunted at Pecan Island for over 50 years and hunted deer at Rifle Point in Central Louisiana. In 1958 he became the Charter President of the Baton Rouge Exchange Club which later became the Baton Rouge Round Table, Charter member of the Camelot Club, past Associate Vestry Member of St. James Episcopal Church, past board member of the Baton Rouge Country Club, past President and Treasurer of the Gladney's of America, and served on numerous boards throughout his lifetime. He is survived by his loving wife of 63 years Blanche Town Gladney; daughters Dr. Beverly Gladney Buckingham (Neil), and Leslie Hays Gladney, and son Charles Wallace "Windy" Gladney, Jr. (Pamela); step-mother Mildred Saucier Gladney; nine grandchildren, Travis Austin Buckingham (Bianca), Catherine Wallace Hall Wilson (Blane), Courtney Buckingham Kisinger (Darren), Christopher Barrett Hall, Edward Michael Boyle, Elizabeth Hays Boyle, Caroline Gladney Shirley (Robert), Charles Wallace Gladney III, Charlotte Washburn Gladney; and three great-grandchildren, Beckett Andrew Wilson, Hansford Wallace Wilson, Garner McLin Wilson; and brother-in-law Hays Town, Jr. He was predeceased by his parents William Beckett Gladney and Ruth Washburn Gladney; a brother, William Washburn Gladney; and sister-in-law, Mary Manship Gladney; his father and mother-in-law Blanche and Hays Town; and his three best friends Raymie Edmonds, Earl Elliott, and Chester Freeman. Visitation will be on Sunday, June 28, 2015 at Rabenhorst Funeral Home (825 Government Street, Baton Rouge, LA 70802) from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM. Visitation will continue on Monday, June 29, 2015 at St. James Episcopal Church, 205 N. 4th St., Baton Rouge, LA 70801, from 9:00 AM until the Service at 11:00 AM officiated by Father Mark Holland and The Rt. Reverend Robert C. Witcher. Burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park. Pallbearers will include Travis Buckingham, Michael Boyle, Barrett Hall, Charles Gladney, III., Darren Kisinger, Robert Shirley, Blane Wilson, Chris Town, and Dr. Will Gladney. Honorary Pallbearers will include Hays Town, Jr., Charles Kahao, Paul Meng, Dr. Clifton Morris, members of the B & B Supper Club, his Poker, Golf, Fishing, and Lunch Groups. Memorial Donations will be appreciated to the St. Elizabeth Foundation (8054 Summa Ave, Baton Rouge, LA 70809) or to the charity of your choice.
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Published in TheAdvocate.com from June 26 to June 29, 2015
Glueck, Gregory M.  
"A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity." Proverbs 17:17 Gregory Max Glueck was a genuinely loving friend, brother, son, and father. He was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on June 16, 1960, to Dee and Edris Glueck. Greg passed early Sunday morning, June 28, 2015. Greg graduated from Louisiana State University in 1984, where he worked as a student- athletic trainer for the wrestling and gymnastics teams. After graduation, he continued his education and became a paramedic, and worked with the East Baton Rouge Parish Emergency Medical Services. He was most recently employed as a Corporate Safety Manager for Turner Industries. Greg was a proud member of the L-Club and Tiger Athletic Foundation, and LSU was a big part of his life. He was an active member of Healing Place Church, where he made many lifelong friends. Greg's family was also a big part of his life. Greg will be greatly missed by his two daughters, Lauren Glueck Spahn and husband Josh, and Catherine Kelly Glueck; and his dog, Cooper. He is also survived by his parents, Dee and Edris Glueck, his brothers and sisters Jami Glueck Zellner, Dary Glueck and wife Donna, DeAnne Coltrane and husband Cullen, Randy Glueck and wife Karleen, Scott Glueck and wife Irma, Jon Glueck and wife Nancy, and Jennifer Braile and husband Dave, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his grandparents James and Estelle O'Neal, and Louis and Shiela Glueck. The family requests that visiting hours be observed on Tuesday, June 30, 2015, at Resthaven Gardens of Memory and Funeral Home, 11817 Jefferson Highway, Baton Rouge, LA 70816, from 5:00 PM until 9:00 PM. A second visitation will take place on Wednesday, July 1, 2015, at Resthaven Funeral Home from 10:00 AM until the time of services. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, July 1, 2015, at 11:00 AM at Resthaven Gardens of Memory & Funeral Home, officiated by Pastor Johnny Green. Interment will take place at Resthaven Gardens of Memory, 11817 Jefferson Highway, Baton Rouge, LA 70816. Family and friends may sign the online guest book or leave a personal note to the family at www.resthavenbatonrouge.com. Resthaven Gardens of Memory & Funeral Home, 11817 Jefferson Highway, Baton Rouge is in charge of funeral arrangements.
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Published in TheAdvocate.com from June 29 to July 1, 2015
Gwin, Deborah Plaisance "Debbie"  
Deborah ("Debbie") Plaisance Gwin, a loving and devoted wife, mother, aunt and grandmother, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family, on Saturday, June 27, 2015 at age 65. She was born April 17, 1950 in New Orleans. She is survived by her adoring husband, Fred Gwin, and their seven children and their spouses, Tena Roemer and husband Chas, Angelle Klar and husband Kevin, Vita Pagnani and husband Tom, Joseph Levatino, Lisa Levatino, Josh Gwin and Jacob Gwin and wife Katrina and eleven grandchildren: Adeline and Charles Roemer V; Samuel, Margaret, Roland, Anthony and Josephine Klar; Alessandra and Dominic Pagnani; Jared Levatino; and Olivia Gwin. She is also survived by six siblings, Donald Plaisance Jr., Lloyd Plaisance, Kathleen Plaisance Balhoff, Randall Plaisance, Daniel Plaisance and Valerie Plaisance Honeycutt. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ella and Donald Plaisance Sr., and grandaughter Hailey Berry. Debbie was a dedicated mother, loving aunt and grandmother, and a devoted wife. Debbie was also a lover of photography and a person of incredible compassion and steadfast faith. She was a 1968 graduate of Saint Joseph's Academy and a graduate of Louisiana State University. On July 3, 1986, Debbie married Fred, a loving union that would last until her passing over 28 years later. In her formative years, she was an accomplished gymnast, Captain of the Catholic High School Cheerleading Squad, Homecoming Queen and Miss CHS. While her greatest accomplishments in the early part of her life would include the raising of seven children, later in life Debbie devoted much of her time to faithful participation in many of the ministries of her beloved church, Our Lady of Mercy in Baton Rouge. She was a member of the Altar Society and a "Committed Adorer". Debbie was also very spiritually moved by Mother Teresa and the Missionaries of Charity and cherished the day, several years ago, when she was able to speak to and hold hands with Mother Teresa. She loved to dance and rarely missed a dance or music recital for her grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She will be remembered most for her kindness to people and her devotion and unending love for her husband, children and grandchildren. Visitation at Rabenhorst East Funeral Home, Baton Rouge, La., from 6:00pm until 9:00 pm on Tuesday, June 30, 2015 and at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church, 445 Marquette Ave., on Wednesday, July 1, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. until Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m., celebrated by the Reverend Miles Walsh. Burial will follow at Roselawn Cemetery in Baton Rouge. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Missionaries of Charity. Please sign our online registry at www.rabenhorst.com.
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Published in TheAdvocate.com from June 28 to July 1, 2015

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Gallagher, Brian Patrick  
Brian Patrick Gallagher was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, on May 12, 1954, to Robert J. Gallagher and Ruth Torregrossa Gallagher. Brian departed this life on Wednesday, June 17, 2015. Brian will be greatly missed by his two children Michelle Monet Gallagher and Shaun Patrick Gallagher. He also leaves behind his brother, Robert Allen Gallagher (wife Carol Gallagher) and sister, Sheila Gallagher Botts (husband William Botts). A memorial service will be held on Monday, June 29, 2015, at Seale Funeral Services from 10 am-12 pm.
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Published in TheAdvocate.com from June 24 to June 28, 2015

Obituaries from Two Days Ago

Gennuso, Stephen James  
A Memorial Service will be celebrated Saturday, June 27, 2015, at 2:00 pm at Fountain Memorial Funeral Home in Lafayette for Stephen James Gennuso, 80, who passed away peacefully on Friday, June 19, 2015, at his home, after a dignified, courageous and hard-fought battle against cancer. Visitation will be observed on Saturday, June 27, 2015, from 10:00 am until the time of services at Fountain Memorial Funeral Home in Lafayette. Reverend Weldon Moak will be singing "How Great Thou Art" and "My Way". Jodi Bollich will be singing "Ava Maria" and "Amazing Grace". The poem "Accept Me" written by Larry S. Chengges, will be read by Eddie J. Story. Eulogists will be Eddie J. Story, Johnny Jallad and Clement Story, III. Inurnment will follow in Fountain Memorial Cemetery in Lafayette, beside his beloved son, Steven Joel Gennuso. Reverend Weldon Moak will officiate. Stephen was born July 20, 1934, in Washington, LA, and resided at his home in Lafayette since 1962. He had a passion for life, becoming an accomplished chef and having won numerous accolades for his culinary skills. Stephen was an outstanding dresser with no inhibition to design or color of attire. Any wardrobe looked the better being worn by him. He was an avid car enthusiast, a dedicated and celebrated patron of Mardi Gras and a highly accomplished and successful businessman. Stephen was owner of Professional Bonding Services, Vice-President of United Bonding Service, a National General Agent for Capital Indemnity Corporation, a National and State Managing Agent for Accredited Surety and Casualty, a National General Agent for Summit Insurance Company and a member of The Lafayette Juvenile Association. He was active in the Surety business for over 50 years and served as CFO of United Bonding which had offices in 48 states. United was sold in 1972 and then Stephen, Hank Snow and Floyd Mintz formed Accredited Surety and Casualty, a Florida insurance company, with offices throughout the United States. After the deaths of Hank and Floyd, Stephen sold back his interest to the Snow family in 2008 and semi- retired. Stephen is survived by his sister, Beatrice 'Bea' Gennuso Pefferkorn and her husband, Dale of Opelousas; his brother, Salvador Gennuso and his wife, Jean of Baton Rouge; three nephews, Greg and Sandra Pefferkorn, Doug and Cindy Pefferkorn and Mike and Tammy Pefferkorn; four nieces, Jennifer Pefferkorn Castille and her husband, Rick, Phyliss Pefferkorn Dennis and her husband, Daniel, Lisa Pefferkorn Fontenot and her husband, Keith and Johanna Gennuso; numerous dear great-nieces and nephews and his trusted office manager of 26 years, Doris Suir of Lafayette. Along with Stephen's extended family, all who knew him were blessed to call him a friend and those who loved him are far better people for having done so. He was preceded in death by his parents, Santo and Johanna Messina Gennuso; his beloved son, Steven Joel Gennuso and his dear friends, Byron Legendre, Dr. Jack Gani and Jan Townsend Sgarrine Tritico- Davis. Pallbearers will be Sal Gennuso, Clement Story III, Hayes Pousson, Michael Pefferkorn, Rick Castille, Greg Pefferkorn, Doug Pefferkorn, Michael Gardner and Eddie J. Story. Honorary Bearers will be Johnny Jallad, Danny Kear, Samir Jallad and Roy Simon. The family wishes to thank the staff of MD Anderson Cancer Treatment Center in Houston, TX, the staff of Lafayette General Medical Center in Lafayette, LA and Hospice of Acadiana in Lafayette, LA for the compassionate care given to Stephen and his family. A special thank you is also extended to Dr. Bradly Chastant II, Dr. Jeff Thibodeaux, Dr. Scott Yerger and Iggy with the staff of Hospice of Acadiana. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Stephen J. Gennuso's name to M.D. Anderson Cancer Treatment Center in Houston TX, 1515 Holcombe Boulevard, Houston, TX 77030, (713) 792-2121, mdanderson.org or Hospice of Acadiana in Lafayette, LA, 2600 Johnston Street Suite #200, Lafayette, LA 70503, (337) 232-1234, hospiceacadiana.com. Online obituary and guest book may be viewed at www.fountain memorialfuneralhome.com. Fountain Memorial Funeral Home and Cemetery, 1010 Pandora St., (337) 981-7098 is in charge of arrangements.
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Published in TheAdvocate.com from June 24 to June 27, 2015

Obituaries from the Past Three Days

Galloway, Jason  
A resident of Marksville, LA and native of Houston, TX. He passed away Friday June 20, 2015 at Grace Home Hospice in Alexandra at the age of 42. Religious service will be Saturday June 27, 2015 at Church of Deliverance, 431 Elmo Street, Marksville, LA at 10 a.m. Interment will be at Church for Living Eternal Rest cemetery in Marksville, LA. He is survived by wife Tonya Gallow; two daughters, Mary Ana Gallow and Abbie Gallow; a son Xavien Jones, sisters, brothers, aunts, uncles, other relatives and friends. Professional services entrusted to A. Wesley's Funeral Home.
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Published in TheAdvocate.com from June 24 to June 26, 2015
Green-Price, Ladreine E.  
Ladreine E. Green-Price was a native of Baton Rouge, LA and a resident of Fortson, GA. Survived by her husband Milton Price, Jr. Visitation will be held at Donaldson Chapel Baptist Church, 2501 Gracie Street on Saturday, June 27, 2015 at 9:00 am to 11:00 am. Funeral service at 11:00 am. Conducted by Rev. Tommy N. Gibson. Interment at Heavenly Gates Cemetery of Baton Rouge. Services entrusted to Hall Davis and Son. www.hallsinc.net.
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Published in TheAdvocate.com from June 24 to June 26, 2015
Guilfo, Dani Michele 'Dani Doo'  
Departed this life on Sunday, June 21, 2015 at Children's Hospital in New Orleans, LA. She was 18 months, a native and resident of Belle Rose, LA. Visiting from 8:00am to Religious Services at 10:00am Saturday, June 27, 2015 at St. Benedict the Moor Catholic Church, Napoleonville, LA. Burial in the church cemetery. Arrangements by Williams & Southall Funeral Home, 5414 Hwy 1, Napoleonville, LA 985 369-7231. To sign guest book or offer condolences, visit our website at www.williamsandsouthallfuneralhome.com.
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Published in TheAdvocate.com from June 25 to June 26, 2015
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