Obituaries and Memoirs

Rev. Benjamin Petty
Passed away on October 10, 2018

Dr. Benjamin Aby Petty April 15, 1921 to October 10, 2018   Dr. Petty was born April 15, 1921 to Maurice F. Petty and Myrtle Aby Petty in New Orleans, LA.  Dr. Petty graduated from McMain High School in New Orleans and ...

Rev. Warren H. Blakeman
Passed away on October 02, 2018

  Rev. Dr. Henry Warren Blakeman, Jr. August 17, 1932 – October 2, 2018   Rev. Dr. Henry Warren Blakeman, Jr. or Warren as he was commonly known, was born August 17, 1932 at St. Francis Hospital in Monroe, LA.  With ...

Rev. Emile Tosso
Passed away on September 10, 2018

Rev. Emile E. Tosso, III August 31, 1947 – September 10, 2018 Emile Toss, III was born August 31, 1947 in New Orleans, Louisiana. He graduated from East Jefferson High School (which seems very important to people who are...

Rev. Paul Carter
Passed away on September 10, 2018

PAUL WILTON CARTER December 11, 1930 – September 10, 2018   Paul was born on December 11, 1930, in Richmond, Virginia, to John Paul Carter and Evelyn King Carter. Married in 1950, he and his wife, Margurite, spent more ...

Dorothy Simmons
Passed away on September 03, 2018

MRS. DOROTHY YOUNGER SIMMONS DECEMBER 8, 1935 – SEPTEMBER 3, 2018   Dorothy Rhea Younger Simmons, lovingly known as Dot, was born to the late Charles Lee Younger, II and Blanche Smith Younger on December 8, 1935 in ...

Rev. Jackie Dean Phelps
Passed away on August 25, 2018

JACKIE “JACK” DEAN PHELPS January 11, 1935 – August 25, 2018   Jackie “Jack” Dean Phelps was born January 11, 1935, in Jennings, Louisiana, and passed away Saturday, August 25, 2018, at Avalon Place in Monroe, Louisiana....

Dorothy Hope Guy
Passed away on August 04, 2018


Rev. George M. Hess
Passed away on July 19, 2018

GEORGE M. HESS May 15, 1953 – July 19, 2018   Dad’s Gift: A memoir of George M. Hess If I were asked to write a paper on who was my hero, it would be my dad.  He was the quiet rock that grounded me and my family and ...

Gwen Meier Branton
Passed away on July 04, 2018

MRS. GWEN MEIER BRANTON December 11, 1928 – July 4, 2018   Gwen Meier Branton was the daughter of the late Rev. Carl H. Meier and Amanda Lueck Meier of North Dakota.  On June 3, 1957, Gwen graduated from Perkins School ...

Rev. James M. Poole
Passed away on July 02, 2018

 James Martin Poole July 27, 1929 – July 2, 2018   It was a state youth event at Camp Brewer circa 1944.  Everyone was standing around waiting for the program to begin.  Then the Poole family arrived.  Rev. William ...

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