Obituaries for April 21

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen

Cummins, William Ray

A resident of Gonzales, William Ray Cummins passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 15, 2009, surrounded by his loving family. He was 90 and a native of Tazewell, Tenn. He served for 22 years in the U.S. Navy and retired as a chief petty officer. He served our country during World War II and the Korean War. He retired with 25 years of service as an engineer at LSU. Visitation at Ourso Funeral Home, Gonzales, on Friday, April 17, from 11 a.m. until service at 2:30 p.m. conducted by Deacon Thomas Labat. Interment at Carpenters Chapel Cemetery, Galvez. Survived by his special companion, Sidone Nichols; son and daughter-in-law, Scheley and Val Cummins; three brothers and their spouses, James and Ruth Cummins, of Alabama, Charles (Harold) and Judy Cummins, and Pat and Barbara Cummins, of Tennessee; three grandchildren and their spouses, Chris and Jennifer Cummins, Ashley and Danny Mitchell, and Paul Cummins; five great-grandchildren, Madison and Coby Mitchell, Brennan and Reese Cummins, and Taylor Hall; extended family, Keith and Michele, Madison, Miranda, Mallorie, and Marissa Nichols, Trina and Brian Leslie, Phillip and Rayna Stehlik and Julia Leslie, Amber and Charles Dixon, Jennifer Mansur and Ian Dixon. He was a member of the American Legion, the Navy Fleet Reserve and National Rifle Association. He enjoyed fishing and traveling. Preceded in death by his parents, William J. and Sally Lynch Cummins; wife of 57 years, Yvonne Stafford Cummins; and two sisters, Martha Jensen and Opal McClain. Pallbearers will be Chris Cummins, Paul Cummins, Danny Mitchell, Mike Stafford, Larry Corrent and Connie Stafford. Honorary pallbearer is Walter Eben Smith.

Lambert, Kolbey Layne

A student at East Ascension High School and a resident of Gonzales, he died Tuesday, April 14, 2009. He was 17 and a native of Hammond. Interment in Hope Haven Cemetery, Gonzales. Kolbey was a donor to the Louisiana Organ Procurement Association (L.O.P.A.). His gift helped at least four people.

Morrissey, Billie Jean (Anderson)

A retired former owner of Unique Treasures, she died Friday, April 17, 2009, in Baton Rouge. She was 66 and a native of Jackson, Miss. Visiting at St. Ann Catholic Church, Sorrento, on Tuesday, April 21, from 8:30 a.m. until Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m., celebrated by the Rev. Michael Galea. Interment in St. Theresa Catholic Church Cemetery, Gonzales.

Remmers, Joan

A resident of Gonzales, she died late Friday, April 17, 2009, at Lakewood Quarters Rehabilitation Hospital in Baton Rouge. She was 73. Visiting at Ascension Funeral Home, 426 W. New River St., Gonzales, at the funeral home chapel on Tuesday, April 21, from 9 a.m. until funeral service at 11 a.m. Burial in Hope Haven Cemetery, La. 30, Gonzales.

Thibodeaux, Anna Doris

A beloved wife, mother and grandmother, she passed away at 9 p.m. Friday April 17, 2009, at Baton Rouge General Medical Center. She was 72.  Visiting at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Prairieville on Tuesday, April 21, from 9:30 a.m. until Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m.