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Owens, Felicia  
Felicia Owens, 28, a resident of Baton Rouge, departed this life Monday, April 13, 2015, at her home. Visitaton at St. Paul United Methodist Church, Hwy. 955, Ethel, LA, from 9 am Saturday, April 18, until religious service at 11 am. Conducted by Rev. Edward Scott. Interment in the church cemetery. Survived by six children; father, Lawton Owens and mother, Charlene Owens. Arrangements entrusted to MJR Friendly Service Funeral Home, 7803 Florida Blvd., Denham Springs, (225) 665-8002.
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Published in TheAdvocate.com from Apr. 16 to Apr. 18, 2015

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O'Steen, Louisa H.  
Louisa Hagel O'Steen, 97, of Lake Providence, LA, passed away April 11, forty five years to the day, after her beloved husband Hardy. Funeral services will be held 2 PM, Saturday, April 18, 2015, at Grace Episcopal Church in Lake Providence, La. Interment will be in the New Forest Cemetery, Forest, LA, under the direction of Cox Funeral Home in Oak Grove, La. She is preceded in death by daughter, Grace Louise Gammill. She is survived by her daughter Linda Gail Wagner of Baton Rouge, son Ronza, and daughter in law, Navy, of West Monroe. She leaves six grandchildren, nine great grandchildren, and eight great, great grandchildren, two nephews, and three nieces, including Ruth Hagel Wall, who has always been a constant in Louisa's life. She taught three generations of children in her 52 year career. From her first day of teaching to her last, she inspired the best, and was loved by all.
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Published in TheAdvocate.com from Apr. 15 to Apr. 17, 2015

Obituaries from the Past Three Days

Odom, Mable Lee Miles (Funeral Notice)  
Mable Lee Miles Odom, 88, native and resident of Baton Rouge passed away on Friday April 10, 2015 at Heritage House Nursing Home. Arrangements are pending with Winnfield Funeral Home www.winnfieldfuneralhomes.com
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Published in TheAdvocate.com from Apr. 14 to Apr. 15, 2015

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Olinde Sr., Joseph Beauregard  
Joseph Beauregard "JB" Olinde, Sr., 90, passed away on Tuesday, April 7, 2015. JB was born in New Roads, Louisiana on December 18,1924 and resided in Baton Rouge for nearly 70 years. He is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Margery Ogden Johnson Olinde and seven children: Elsie "Pandy" Olinde Bleich and husband Joe, Joseph B. "Beau" Olinde, Jr. and wife Cheryl, Dr. Andrew Olinde and wife Tereasa, Thomas Olinde and wife Cheryl, John Olinde and wife Nancy, Elizabeth Olinde Coleman and husband Robert, Margery "Katie" Olinde Belcher. JB is also survived by 21 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents Humphrey Theodore Olinde, Sr. and Elsie Heck Olinde, and brother Humphrey T. Olinde, Jr. Surviving siblings include sisters Patricia Laurent and Elizabeth Wilson and brothers Dr. Henry Olinde, Dr. Alfred Olinde and Christopher Olinde. JB enjoyed a full life. Before he retired, he was president of B. Olinde and Sons Co., Inc., Olinde Hardware & Supply Co., and Brown Brokerage Company. He was a founder and board member of Guaranty Bancshares, New Roads, LA and Baton Rouge Bancshares, Baton Rouge, LA. He was also a member of the Board of Directors of Hancock Bank of Louisiana. He served on General Electric's first National Dealer Council. His company was cited as "Furniture Retailer of the Year" twice. He was president of the Greater Baton Rouge Furniture Dealers Association and a member of Young President's Organization. He was an active member in numerous civic organizations, including President, Baton Rouge Civitan Club, Vice-President, Baton Rouge Junior Chamber of Commerce, Rotary Club of Baton Rouge, and the Louisiana State Bar Association. He was selected into the LSU Foundation, Chancellor's Council - LSU Law School, chaired the Istrouma Area Council Boy Scout Fund Drive and served on the BSA Advisory Board. He was valedictorian of his high school and elected senior class president, and chosen winner of the scholastic medal for his parish and the tri-parish. JB entered LSU in 1941. His studies were interrupted by World War II, but he returned in 1946 to take classes in Business Administration. He graduated LSU Law School in 1949 with LLB (JD). While at LSU, he was in the College of Commerce Honor fraternity, president of ODK leadership fraternity, Moot Court Board, finals in Moot Court competition, Louisiana Law Review, voted outstanding law student of his senior class and president of his law fraternity. JB volunteered for US Army in 1943. After basic training in California, he was selected for Infantry DCS in Ft. Benning, GA. He was commissioned Second Lieutenant and served as Heavy Weapons Infantry Company Commander. He was part of the 2nd Battalion 23rd Infantry Regiment (63rd Infantry Division) that fought bravely on the front lines in Europe in World War II and received the Presidential Unit Citation for Extraordinary Heroism. JB was awarded 2 Bronze Stars with Oak Leaf Clusters, as well as Campaign and Battle ribbons. He served in the four-power occupation of Austria and remained in Army Reserve until the end of the Korean War. JB was inducted into the Ole War Skule Hall of Honor. Above all JB was a faithful and generous man who loved his family and cherished his friends. We will dearly miss his love and guidance. Serving as pallbearers will be his sons and son-in-law. Honorary pallbearers are Hugh O'Connor and Tommy O'Connor. Visitation will be Friday, April 10, 2105, at 1 pm until service at 2:30 pm at St. Aloysius Catholic Church, 2021 Stuart Ave., Baton Rouge. Burial will follow at Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to a charity of your choice.
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Published in TheAdvocate.com from Apr. 8 to Apr. 12, 2015
Oubre, Agnes Becnel  
Agnes Becnel Oubre, 80, resident and native of Vacherie, died on Saturday, April 11, 2015. She is survived by her loving husband of 63 years, Roland J. Oubre; two daughters, Mona O. Gravois and Denise O. Rodrigue and husband, David; one son, Howard P. Oubre and wife, Kathy; six grandchildren, John Gravois, Mark Gravois, Corey Oubre, Amy Becnel, Gatlin Rodrigue, and Sydney Rodrigue; 13 great grandchildren, Lane Gravois, Bryce Gravois, Ava Gravois, Benjamin Gravois, Christopher Gravois, Lillie Gravois, Tyler Oubre, Logan Oubre, Kallie Oubre, Rylee Oubre, Alyse Becnel, Luke Becnel, and Gabriel Rodrigue; four sisters and brothers-in-law, Mary and Lois Matherne, Maria and Shelby Percle, Elaine and Wallace Naquin, and Rozlyn and Lionel Arcement ; and one brother and sister-in-law, John R. and Janelle Becnel. Preceded in death by her parents, Elodie O. Becnel and John R. Becnel, Sr.; one son-in-law, Gregory J. Gravois; three sisters, Margorie Chapoton, Madeline Oubre, and Susan Becnel; and two brothers, Onezime Becnel and Robert Becnel. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, April 15, 2015, at 9:00 a.m. until Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church in Vacherie. Interment to follow in church cemetery. Arrangements by Ourso Funeral Home in Donaldsonville. Pallbearers will be John Gravois, Corey Oubre, Mark Gravois, Gatlin Rodrigue, John Becnel, Jr. and Scott Arcement. To offer condolences to the family, please visit www.oursodonaldsonville.com.
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Published in TheAdvocate.com from Apr. 12 to Apr. 14, 2015
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