Obituaries for Oct. 10-12

Aanifa LeBlanc

Davidson, Emelie Allen

A native of Sorrento and resident of Twain Harte, Calif., for six years, she died Friday, Oct. 3, 2008, of leukemia at a Modesto hospital. Mrs. Davidson, 54, was born Feb. 18, 1954, in Burnside, the fifth of 11 children. She worked as the senior customer sales and service associate with Union Bank of California. She loved camping, fishing, hiking and outdoor activities. She was also a homemaker who enjoyed spending time with her family. She loved cooking, and her family says they will remember her great laugh and beautiful smile. She lived in Twain Harte for six years.

Diaz, Peggy Rogers

A resident of Gonzales, she died at 11:45 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 9, 2008, at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center. She was 47 and a native of Temple, Texas. Interment in Moffett Cemetery, Temple.

Hill, Adolph Richard

A retired horticulturist for the grounds of the Louisiana State Capitol with more than 25 years of service, he died Monday, Oct. 6, 2008, at his home in Donaldsonville. He was 61, a former resident of Baton Rouge and a native of Donaldsonville. Interment in Protestant Cemetery.

Holston, W. Wade

Owner of Guardian Angel Day Care & Preschool, he died at 12:27 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2008, at his home in Prairieville. He was 57, a native of Monroe and a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of the Vietnam War. Interment in Resthaven Gardens of Memory. He was a member of Jefferson United Methodist Church.

Ivey, Johnathan Levi “Taco”

An international crane operator and a resident of St. Amant, he died Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2008, at 11:58 a.m. He was 26 and a lieutenant with the St. Amant Volunteer Fire Department. Visiting was held at Faithful United Methodist Church on Sunday, Oct. 12. An honorary fireman funeral was held at the church on Monday, Oct. 13, at 11 a.m. Service was  conducted by Ken Spivey, chaplain. He is survived by his mother, Brenda and husband David W. Brown Sr., of Florissant, Colo.; father, Rodney Ivey, of St. Amant; two sisters, Marlis Mire, of Lafayette, and Tori Ivey, of Florissant; a brother, Romney Ivey, of Walker; two nephews, Romney Ivey Jr., of Walker, and Skyler Mire, of Lafayette; a niece, Christian Ivey, of Walker; two uncles, Roy Moreno and Michael Moreno; two aunts, Deborah Kuhn and Jessica Varnado; maternal grandparents, Bob and Abigail Moreno; and paternal grandmother, Rita Ivey; and special friend and family member, “Aunt Rhonda” Williams, of St. Amant. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Henry F. Ivey Jr.; and his uncle, Tommy L. Ivey. Pallbearers were the St. Amant Fire Department Honor Guard, Bryant Troxler, Josh Wingerter, Jeremy Duhe, Aaron Gautreaux, Jerry Gautreaux, Mike Breaux, John Helg and Derek LeBlanc. Honorary pallbearers were James LeBlanc, Nicky Prejean, Troy Richardson, Joey Molliere and Karen Tomlinson. Memorial donations can be made to the St. Amant Fire Department, Lt. Levi Ivey, P.O. Box 45, St. Amant, LA 70774. After the service, friends and family were invited to go to St. Amant Park.

Jackson, Magalline B. "Deanie"

A retired laborer and member of Local 1177, he died Sunday, Oct. 5, 2008, in Gonzales. He was 80, a resident of Gonzales and a native of Duplessis. Interment in Gray Jackson Cemetery.

Marcello Sr., Michael J. “Mitch"

He was the owner of The Bread Basket restaurant. He was 85, a native of Donaldsonville and a resident of Baton Rouge. He died at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 12, 2008, at Baton Rouge General Medical Center-Bluebonnet. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. Visiting at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church on Tuesday from 12:45 p.m. until Mass of Christian Burial at 1:45 p.m., with the Rev. Miles Walsh, celebrant. Interment in Greenoaks Memorial Park. He was a member of Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church and the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Nicholas, Thelma Wilson

A resident of Denver, she died at 11:17 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2, 2008, at Briarwood Health Care Center, Denver. She was 72 and a native of Donaldsonville. Interment in the Emanuel Baptist Church Cemetery.

Soulier, David Paul   

He died Friday, Oct. 10, 2008 and was a resident of French Settlement. Visitation at Pine Grove Baptist Church, 21949 La. 444, Livingston, on Tuesday, Oct. 14, from 11 a.m. until religious service at 1 p.m.. In lieu of flowers, the family will accept donations toward funeral expenses. Arrangements by Renaissance Services of Gonzales.

Templet, Donald Joseph        

A retired training supervisor with Exxon, he passed away at his home in Gonzales on Sunday, Oct. 12, 2008. He was 68 and a native of White Castle. Visiting at Ascension Baptist Church, Gonzales on Tuesday from 9 a.m. until service at 10 a.m. Burial in Hope Haven Cemetery, Gonzales.