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Brian Kevin Calmes
(March 28, 1956 - November 27, 2021)Kevin was born and raised in Franklinton, Louisiana, the son of Mary Ella and N. B. Calmes, Jr. He graduated from Franklinton High School in 1974; from Copiah-Lincoln Community College in Wesson, Mississippi, where he studied music performance and... Read More
Published in The Daily Star on Nov. 30, 2021.
Sebastian John "Buster" Guzzardo Sr.
Buster, devoted husband, father, brother, grandfather, great-grandfather, and great-great-grandfather was born on March 25, 1923, in Independence, LA to John and Lena Sampere Guzzardo. He passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his loving family on Friday, November 26, 2021... Read More
Brandon G. Thompson Funeral Home - Hammond
Published in The Daily Star on Nov. 30, 2021.
Ruth Voight Holton
A resident of Amite, LA, passed away on Sunday, November 28, 2021 at her home in Amite, LA. She was born January 21, 1931 in Amite, LA and was 90 years of age.She is survived by her 3 sons, Preston Holton and wife Kathleen; Dale Holton and wife, Leanne, and Ronald Holton and wife... Read More
McKneely Funeral Home - Amite - Amite
Published in The Daily Star on Nov. 30, 2021.
Franklin Eugene "Frank" Morgan
Frank was born on October 17, 1938, and died on Friday, November 26, 2021, at the age of 83.Anyone who knew Frank knew he was a family man, a hard worker, an avid hunter, and a fisherman. He chose to spend his time outdoors, usually with some of his family. Frank really came to life... Read More
Published in The Daily Star on Nov. 30, 2021.
Marie Baham Vaucourt
Marie Baham Vaucourt passed away on Wednesday, November 10, 2021, at home with family in Florence, Alabama, at the age of 86. She was born Friday, November 23, 1934, in Luneville, France, to Henriette Conot and Fernand Vaucourt. She was a resident of Uneedus, Louisiana.As a child... Read More
Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Homes & Crematory - Hammond
Published in The Daily Star on Nov. 30, 2021.
Saturday, November 27, 2021
Ernest Louis Chauvin III
Ernest Louis Chauvin III passed away on November 20, 2021 in Covington, LA. He was born on October 20, 1925 in Houma, LA to the late Ernest Louis Chauvin, Jr. and Cecile Fields Chauvin.Ernest was the beloved husband of the late Lola Reid Chauvin. He was the loving father of, June... Read More
E.J. Fielding Funeral Home & Cremation Services
Published in The Daily Star on Nov. 27, 2021.
Ellis Francis
Ellis Francis, 41, of Hammond, died Sunday, Nov. 21, 2021; funeral 11 a.m. today at N.A. James Funeral Home, 1601 W. Thomas St.; interment State Line COGIC Cemetery, Osyka, Miss. Read More
N. A. James Funeral Home (Thomas St.)
Published in The Daily Star on Nov. 27, 2021.
Dennis Gruse
Dennis Gruse passed away on Wednesday, October 27 at his home at the age of 82. He was born on October 13, 1939, in Chicago, Illinois, and lived in Hammond, La., for more than 40 years.Dennis received a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin... Read More
Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Homes & Crematory - Hammond
Published in The Daily Star on Nov. 27, 2021.
Elijah Hagans
Elijah Hagans, 68, of Hammond, died Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021; funeral Monday, Nov. 29 at 10:30 a.m. at Greater St. James AME Church in Hammond; arrangements with N.A. James Funeral Home. Read More
Published in The Daily Star on Nov. 27, 2021.
Micheal James Hayden
Micheal James Hayden was a leap-year baby, born February 29, 1944 to Jesse J. Hayden and Louise Trowbridge Hayden of Henderson, Texas.He graduated from Amite High School (class of '62) and attended Southeastern in Hammond.He was a lifetime member of the Hayden Grove Church of Christ... Read More
McKneely Funeral Home - Amite - Amite
Published in The Daily Star on Nov. 27, 2021.
Hilda A. Hughes-Ruffin
Hilda A. Hughes-Ruffin, 77, of Hammond, died Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2021; funeral 11 a.m. today at Hope In Salvation Church of God in Christ; interment at Rose Memorial Park Cemetery; arrangements with Wright & Calvey Funeral Home. Read More
Wright & Calvey Funeral Home - Hammond
Published in The Daily Star on Nov. 27, 2021.
Eunice Nero
Eunice Nero, 92, died Monday, Nov. 15, 2021; funeral 10 a.m. today at Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church, 2805 General Taylor, New Orleans; interment at Resthaven Memorial Park; arrangements with N. A. James Funeral Home of Hammond. Read More
N. A. James Funeral Home (Thomas St.)
Published in The Daily Star on Nov. 27, 2021.
Leon "Harry" Noel
Harry, a retired plate shop foreman at Avondale Shipyards of 37 years, died on Monday, November 22, 2021 at his home in Robert, LA at the age of 86. He was born in Leonville, LA, lived in Avondale for 30 years and was a resident of Robert for the past 21 years.Harry was a parishioner... Read More
Brandon G. Thompson Funeral Home - Hammond
Published in The Daily Star on Nov. 27, 2021.
Ernest Route
Ernest Route, 74, of Hammond, died Thursday, Nov. 18, 2021; memorial service was noon Friday at N.A. James Funeral Home, 1601 W. Thomas St. Read More
N. A. James Funeral Home (Thomas St.)
Published in The Daily Star on Nov. 27, 2021.
Madeline Cecile Peltier Thibodeaux
Madeline Cecile Peltier Thibodeaux, of Ponchatoula, Louisiana, passed away on Thursday, November 25, 2021, at the age of 93.She was born on April 19, 1928, in Ponchatoula, Louisiana, the daughter of the late Felix Peltier and Anna Legendre Peltier.Madeline was a longtime member of... Read More
Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Homes & Crematory - Ponchatoula
Published in The Daily Star on Nov. 27, 2021.
Thursday, November 25, 2021
Albert Joseph Bodker
Albert Joseph "A.J." Bodker passed away peacefully in his home, surrounded by family, on October 22, 2021, at the age of 92.A true Ponchatoula treasure, A.J. wore many hats: husband, father, pawpaw, teacher, principal, Presbyterian, Rotarian, advisor, and friend. He was beloved in... Read More
Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Homes & Crematory - Ponchatoula
Published in The Daily Star on Nov. 25, 2021.
Doris Jean Woolsey Ellison
Doris Jean Woolsey Ellison, 88, of Ponchatoula, LA passed away November 22, 2021 in Hammond, LA.Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and the funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. November 27, 2021 at First Baptist Church of Ponchatoula, 325 E. Pine St., Ponchatoula... Read More
Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Homes & Crematory - Ponchatoula
Published in The Daily Star on Nov. 25, 2021.
Tuesday, November 23, 2021
Alex Pikes Jr.
Alex Pikes, Jr., 82, of Amite, died Saturday, Nov. 13, 2021; funeral 11:45 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021 at Wright & Calvey Funeral Home Chapel; interment at Mt. Zion Cemetery; arrangements with Wright & Calvey Funeral Home. Read More
Wright & Calvey Funeral Home - Hammond
Published in The Daily Star on Nov. 23, 2021.
Christopher Daniel Slade
A resident of Amite, LA, passed away on Thursday, November 18, 2021 at his home. He was born January 25, 1977 in Independence, LA and was 44 years of age.He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Graves Slade; 2 children, Sydney Slade and Logan Slade; 2 step-children, Lane Coplin and Brianna... Read More
McKneely Funeral Home - Amite - Amite
Published in The Daily Star on Nov. 23, 2021.
Saturday, November 20, 2021
Claudette Cheatem
Claudette Cheatem, 75, of Hammond, died Nov. 14, 2021; funeral 11 a.m. Monday at N.A. James Funeral Home, 1601 W. Thomas St., Hammond; interment Holly Gardens Cemetery. Read More
N. A. James Funeral Home (Thomas St.)
Published in The Daily Star on Nov. 20, 2021.
James Calvin Cooper
James Calvin Cooper, age 76, of Harveysburg, Ohio, passed away peacefully on November 15, 2021. He died at Hospice of Cincinnati in Blue Ash, Ohio, following a brief struggle with cancer.Jim was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and lived most of his life in Hammond, Louisiana.He is... Read More
Published in The Daily Star on Nov. 20, 2021.
Quanacia R. James
Quanacia R. James, 22, of Independence, died Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2021; funeral 11 a.m. today at Wright & Calvey Funeral Home Chapel; interment at James Cemetery. Read More
Wright & Calvey Funeral Home - Hammond
Published in The Daily Star on Nov. 20, 2021.
Emanuel Johnson Sr.
Emanuel Johnson Sr., 92, of Independence, died Thursday, Nov. 4, 2021; funeral noon Friday, Nov. 19, 2021, at Tangipahoa African American Heritage Center; interment Butler Cemetery; arrangements with Wright & Calvey Funeral Home. Read More
Wright & Calvey Funeral Home - Hammond
Published in The Daily Star on Nov. 20, 2021.
Susie Maniscalco Lamonica
A resident of Independence, LA, passed away on Wednesday, November 17, 2021 at The Lodge at Tangi Pines in Amite, LA. She was born May 26, 1929 in Independence, LA and was 92 years of age.She is survived by 2 sons, John Lamonica and wife Lota and Paul "Chimp" Lamonica; grandchildren... Read More
McKneely Funeral Home - Amite - Amite
Published in The Daily Star on Nov. 20, 2021.
Royal "Wayne" Levy
Wayne, at the age of 78, was called to his heavenly home on Thursday, November 18, 2021, while surrounded by his family. He was a resident of Hungarian Settlement, Louisiana.Wayne was known to be a true family man who was the happiest when he spent time with the ones he loved. "Jack... Read More
Brandon G. Thompson Funeral Home - Hammond
Published in The Daily Star on Nov. 20, 2021.
Karen Mandella
Karen Mandella passed away on Friday, November 19, 2021, in Hammond, Louisiana, at the age of 72. She was born on Saturday, July 16, 1949 in Independence, Louisiana, to the late Jennie Misita Danna and the late Tony Danna. She was a resident of Independence, Louisiana.Karen was a... Read More
Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Homes & Crematory - Hammond
Published in The Daily Star on Nov. 20, 2021.
Norma Rae Travis Muse
Norma Rae Travis Muse, passed away peacefully at her daughter's home in Springfield, LA, on November 16, 2021 at the age of 81. She was born January 16, 1940, to the late Winfred Walter Sr. and Pearl Bryant Travis.Norma was preceded in death by her parents, husband, James Edward Muse... Read More
McKneely Funeral Home - Amite - Amite
Published in The Daily Star on Nov. 20, 2021.
Robert Thompson Jr.
Robert Thompson Jr., 72, of Dallas, died Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021; funeral 11 a.m. today at Roseland COGIC; interment Orange Grove COGIC Cemetery; arrangements with Wright & Calvey Funeral Home. Read More
Wright & Calvey Funeral Home - Hammond
Published in The Daily Star on Nov. 20, 2021.
Friday, November 19, 2021
Claude K. Elkins Jr.
Claude K. Elkins, Jr. was born March 14, 1926, in Dickson, TN to the late Claude K. Elkins, Sr. and Mary Donegan Elkins. He passed away peacefully November 17, 2021 at his residence in Springfield, LA.Claude was a graduate of Vanderbilt University's School of Engineering, a registered... Read More
Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Homes & Crematory - Hammond
Published in The Daily Star on Nov. 19, 2021.
Thursday, November 18, 2021
Joseph Louis Bedford Sr.
Joseph Louis Bedford Sr., 70, of Covington, died Sunday, Nov. 7, 2021; funeral 11 a.m. Saturday at Greater Starlight Baptist Church, 521 W28th St., Covington; arrangements with N.A. James Funeral Home. Read More
N.A. James Funeral Home
Published in The Daily Star on Nov. 18, 2021.
Vincent Angelo Cali
Vincent Angelo Cali was born in Hammond Dec. 28, 1931, to the late Dominick and Mary Cannino Cali and passed away Nov. 15, 2021, surrounded by his family at age 89.A man of peace, humility and service, Vincent exhibited a profound sense of family and community. He was a lifelong resident... Read More
Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Homes & Crematory - Hammond
Published in The Daily Star on Nov. 18, 2021.
Freddrick Sims
Freddrick Sims, 30, of Hammond, died Nov. 4, 2021; funeral 1 p.m. Friday at N.A. James Funeral Home, 1601 W. Thomas St., Hammond; interment Ponchatoula Cemetery. Read More
N. A. James Funeral Home (Thomas St.)
Published in The Daily Star on Nov. 18, 2021.
Katie Jane Smith
A resident of Greensburg, LA, passed away on Tuesday, November 16, 2021 at St. Helena Parish Hospital in Greensburg, LA. She was born August 14, 1945 in Kentwood, LA and was 76 years of age.She is survived by her 3 children, Johnie B. Booty, Tracie Renee Luper and Keith, and Alton... Read More
McKneely Funeral Home - Kentwood - Kentwood
Published in The Daily Star on Nov. 18, 2021.
Tuesday, November 16, 2021
Jerry Edward Benton
Jerry Edward Benton, age eighty-one, passed away Thursday, November 11, during a nap in his recliner, sitting by the side of his wife of 61 years, Mable Ann Benton.What a way to be taken! In the arms of the angels delivered straight to heaven to be with our Lord God and many members... Read More
Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Homes & Crematory - Hammond
Published in The Daily Star on Nov. 16, 2021.
Grace Rose Varnado Whittington
Grace Rose Varnado Whittington, born December 22, 1939, went to be with the Lord peacefully at her home on November 5, 2021, at the age of 81.A memorial service will be at The Way Christian Center, 45418 Durbin Road, Hammond on November 18, 2021, 7-9 p.m.Preceded in death in death... Read More
Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Homes & Crematory - Hammond
Published in The Daily Star on Nov. 16, 2021.
Saturday, November 13, 2021
Douglas Alan Frazer
Douglas Alan Frazer, of Hammond, Louisiana, passed away at North Oaks Medical Center on Monday, November 8, 2021, at the age of 55. He was born on Sunday, January 30, 1966, in Sarasota, Florida, the son of the late David Frazer and Patti Frazer.Douglas is survived by his daughter... Read More
Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Homes & Crematory - Hammond
Published in The Daily Star from Nov. 10 to Nov. 13, 2021.
Sandra Barcia Guidry
Sandra Barcia Guidry, of Hammond, Louisiana, passed away at North Oaks Medical Center on Monday, November 8, 2021, at the age of 73. She was born on March 2, 1948, in Independence, Louisiana, the daughter of the late Vincent Barcia and Katie Catalano Barcia.Sandra loved Gospel music... Read More
Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Homes & Crematory - Hammond
Published in The Daily Star on Nov. 13, 2021.
Benjamin Claiborne Harrell III
A resident of Ponchatoula, LA, passed away on Tuesday, November 9, 2021 at his home in Ponchatoula, LA. He was born May 6, 1950 in Magnolia, MS and was 71 years of age.He was a Mason and a former MP with the Army Reserve.He is survived by his 3 daughters, Amy Harrell, Laura Harrell... Read More
McKneely Funeral Home - Kentwood - Kentwood
Published in The Daily Star from Nov. 11 to Nov. 13, 2021.
Thomas Aquinas "Tommy" Hess
Thomas "Tommy" Aquinas Hess, age 70, of Traverse City, Michigan, passed away peacefully at home on November 2, 2021, surrounded by loving friends and family.Tommy was born in his family home on May 20, 1951, to Benjamin (B.G. or Bunny) Gustus Hess and Nannette (Merrill) Hess in Albany... Read More
Covell Funeral Home
Published in The Daily Star on Nov. 13, 2021.
Anna R. Hughes
Anna R. Hughes, 82, of New Orleans, died Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021; funeral 10 a.m. Saturday at Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church, 2805 General Taylor, New Orleans; interment Restlawn Park Cemetery, Avondale; arrangements with N.A. James Funeral Home Hammond. Read More
Published in The Daily Star on Nov. 13, 2021.
Lisa Marie Husser
Lisa Marie Husser, of Walker, Louisiana, passed away on Wednesday, November 10, 2021, at the age of 57. She was born on Thursday, April 9, 1964, in Independence, Louisiana.Lisa is survived by her brother, Lawrence Navarre, Jr. and his wife Penny; son, Joel Husser; her special cousin... Read More
Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Homes & Crematory - Hammond
Published in The Daily Star on Nov. 13, 2021.
Marie Ann Jackson
Marie Ann Jackson, 54, of Kentwood, died Nov. 2, 2021; funeral 11 a.m. Saturday at N.A. James Funeral Home, 1601 W. Thomas St., Hammond; interment Womack Cemetery, Greensburg. Read More
N. A. James Funeral Home (Thomas St.)
Published in The Daily Star on Nov. 13, 2021.
Ruscilla Ann Guidry Salomone
A mother, grandmother, great grandmother, homemaker and community volunteer, she died Sunday, Nov. 7, 2021 after a lengthy struggle with Alzheimer's.A native of Breaux Bridge and a 1953 graduate of Cecilia High School, she was 87.Her visitation will be held at St. Aloysius Catholic... Read More
Published in The Daily Star from Nov. 10 to Nov. 13, 2021.
Roosevelt Williams
Roosevelt Williams, 83, of Hammond, died Nov. 3, 2021; funeral 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 12, 2021 at N.A. James Funeral Home, 1601 W. Thomas St., Hammond; interment Holly Gardens Cemetery. Read More
N. A. James Funeral Home (Thomas St.)
Published in The Daily Star from Nov. 11 to Nov. 13, 2021.
Thursday, November 11, 2021
Melvin James Guillot Sr.
Melvin James Guillot, Sr., age 86, a resident of Raceland, La, passed away Nov 4, 2021 surrounded by his family. Melvin was born April 20, 1935 in Gheens, La.He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Kate Rivet Guillot, his sons Melvin Jr, Michael, Mark (Angela), Mitchel (Robin) and... Read More
Published in The Daily Star on Nov. 11, 2021.
Marlene Menner Major
Marlene Calmes Major, of Independence, Louisiana, passed away at her home on Monday, November 8, 2021, at the age of 86.She was born on July 9, 1935, in New Orleans, Louisiana, the daughter of the late John Menner and Conchetta "Jenny" Canizaro Menner. Marlene was a switchboard operator... Read More
Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Homes & Crematory - Hammond
Published in The Daily Star on Nov. 11, 2021.
Sunday, November 7, 2021
Lura Edith Shelton Cooper
Lura Edith Shelton Cooper was born November 20, 1918, to John and Florence Wainwright Shelton of rural Hammond, LA. She was the youngest of 7 children. Her parents, 4 sisters, 2 brothers, husband, son, and 2 daughters-in-law all preceded her in death. Lura attended Hammond High School... Read More
Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Homes & Crematory - Ponchatoula
Published in The Daily Star on Nov. 7, 2021.
Saturday, November 6, 2021
Juanita Bess
Juanita Bess, 57, of Springfield, died Oct. 28, 2021; funeral 1 p.m. today at N.A. James Funeral Home, 1601 W. Thomas St., Hammond; interment Ponchatoula Cemetery. Read More
N. A. James Funeral Home (Thomas St.)
Published in The Daily Star on Nov. 6, 2021.
Gracie Morgan Johnson
Gracie Morgan Johnson, 80, of Amite, died Tuesday, November 2, 2021; graveside service 10 a.m. Tuesday at Amite Memorial Gardens; arrangements with Wright & Calvey Funeral Home. Read More
Wright & Calvey Funeral Home - Hammond
Published in The Daily Star on Nov. 6, 2021.
Meredith Ariail Ohler
Meredith Ariail Ohler, of Ponchatoula, Louisiana, passed away at St. Tammany Parish Hospital on Thursday, November 4, 2021, at the age of 63. She was born on Thursday, January 23, 1958, in Alexandria, Louisiana, the daughter of the late John B. and Mary Frances Hornsby Ariail.Meredith... Read More
Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Homes & Crematory - Ponchatoula
Published in The Daily Star on Nov. 6, 2021.
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