Loraine Duhe La Branche on Thursday, Oct. 19 in Jefferson. Wife of the late Paul La Branche . Daughter of the late Paul LaBranche and Leoda Simon Duhe. Mother of Larry LaBranche and wife, Phyllis LaBranche and Joey LaBranche and wife, Marsha LaBranche. Sister of Dorothy LaBranche, Yvonne Richoux, Catherine Weber, Alton Duhe and Lloyd Duhe. Grandmother of Corey, Nicole and April LaBranche and Holly Troxler. Great-grandmother of Bryce and Tristan Troxler. Age 80. A native of Montz and resident Destrehan. Mass of Christian Burial was at 10 a.m. on Oct. 23 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Norco. Interment was in St. Peter's Catholic Church, Mausoleum in Reserve. Visitation was at H.C. Alexander Funeral Home in Norco from 8 a.m. until 9 a.m.
Leola Dukes on Friday, Oct. 20 in Metairie. Daughter of the late Daisy Edwards and Joseph Sandolph, Sr. Mother of Monica D. Baloney, Teddy and Leonard Dukes Jr. Sister of Ada Coleman, the late Joseph Sandolph Jr., Octave Williams and Emma Tillman. Godmother of Patricia Williams. Also survived by five grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends. Age 68 years. A native and resident of Boutte. Relatives and friends of the family, also pastors, officers and members of Mount Zion Baptist Church and all neighboring churches were invited to attend the funeral at Mount Zion Baptist Church located at 107 Magnolia Ridge Road, in Boutte on Saturday, Oct. 28 at 1:00 p.m. Rev. Robert Pardo, pastor, officiating. Interment was held at St. Mary Cemetery in Boutte. Visitation was at the above named church from 11a.m. until service time.
Danny Holmes on Monday, Oct. 23 at his residence in New Sarpy. Son of Alzina Holmes and the late Lawrence Holmes Sr. of New Sarpy. Husband of Mattie Bell Holmes. Father of Danielle, Danny Jr., and Ida Lynette Holmes both of St. Rose. Brother of Lawrence Holmes of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., Lloyd Holmes of St. Rose, Wilfred Holmes of Stone Mountain, Ga., Ida, Gordon, Carl and Greta Holmes all of New Sarpy, Paul Holmes of Temple, Texas, and the late Kirk and Willie Holmes. Also survived by two grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Age 55 years. A native and resident of New Sarpy. Relatives and friends of the family, also pastors, officers and members of St. Matthew Baptist Church and all neighboring churches were invited to attend the funeral service at St. Matthew Baptist Church 604 E S Johnson St., New Sarpy on Friday, Oct. 27 at 11 a.m. Pastor Fred T. Porter, officiating. Interment New Sarpy Cemetery, New Sarpy. Visitation was at the above named church from 10 a.m. until service time.
Yvonne Duhe Crutti on Monday, Oct. 23 at 1 p.m. in Metairie after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Beloved wife of Glen Crutti. Daughter of Nelson and Merle Duhe. Mother of Claire Crutti and Kristen Crutti. Sister of Michelle Lougue and Jeanne D. Bourgeois. Daughter-in-law of Pete and Myra Crutti. Sister-in-law of Wendel Lougue, Linda Fruge and Don Fruge. Also survived by three nieces and three nephews. Age 41. A native of Gramercy, and a resident of Luling for 17 years. Mass of Christian Burial was at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 26, at Holy Family Catholic Church in Luling. Interment was at St. Joseph Catholic Church Mausoleum in Paulina. Visitation was held at Holy Family Catholic Church in Luling from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m.
Robert Steib on Saturday, Oct. 28, at River Regions Hospice in River Ridge. Son of the late Walter Steib and Lydia Dumas Steib. Brother of Octavia Steib Guss of Hahnville, Raymond Stipe of Long Beach, California, the late Lawrence and Harry Stipe, and Junior Steib. Brother in law of Lena Stipe of Killona. Also survived by a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Age 75. A native of Killona and a resident of Hahnville. Relatives and friends of the family, also priest and parishioners of Holy Rosary Catholic Church and all neighboring churches were invited to attend the Mass of Christian Burial at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 1 Rectory Lane in Hahnville on Tuesday, Oct. 31 at 10 a.m. Father Bernard Francis, celebrant. Interment Holy Rosary Cemetery in Hahnville. Visitation at the above named church from 8 a.m. until mass time.
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