Obituaries for September 8

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen

Bergeron, Joseph Floyd “Bozo”

He was 72 and died Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2009, at his residence in Prairieville. Arrangements are pending with Greenoaks Funeral Home. He was a native of Frisco. He was retired from Formosa Plastics with 35 years of service and from Penske Truck Rental after 10 years of service. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran. He worked the LSU stadium gate for 18 years.

Cantu Jr., Joseph

He was a resident of Galvez and was born in Monterrey, Mexico. He was 81 and died Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2009, at his home. He was a veteran of World War II.

Fontenot, Lena Arceneaux

A native and resident of Whitehall, she died Saturday, Sept. 5, 2009, in Baton Rouge. She was 96. Interment in Whitehall Community Cemetery, Whitehall.

Graham, Helene

She was 87, a native of Doyle and a resident of Gonzales. She died Saturday, Sept. 5, 2009. Interment in the Ficklin Family Cemetery, Galvez. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Gonzales.

Hilliard, Ephriam “Ep”

Retired and a resident of Geismar, he died Monday, Aug. 31, 2009. He was 70 and a native of St. Francisville. Interment in First Pilgrim Calvary Baptist Church Cemetery.

Jones, Octavia Jenkins “Smiley”

A retired teacher for the East Baton Rouge Parish and Ascension Parish school systems, she died Thursday, Aug. 27, 2009. She was 87, a resident of Baton Rouge and a native of Gramercy. Interment in Winnfield Memorial Park.

Keller, Rosella Gipson “Na-Nan”

A homemaker and a resident of Donaldsonville, she died Monday, Aug. 31, 2009, in Donaldsonville. She was 90 and a native of St. James. Interment in Mount Triumph Baptist Church Cemetery, Donaldsonville.

Lafield, Marilyn Jeanette Sellers

A cosmetologist and resident of Prairieville, she died at 2:37 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 5, 2009, in Baton Rouge. She was 51 and a native of Amite. Visitation at Ourso Funeral Home, Gonzales, Tuesday from 9 a.m. until religious service at 11 a.m. Interment in Hope Haven Cemetery, Gonzales.

Root, Zola Pearl Lewis

A resident of Gonzales, she died Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2009. She was 79 and a native of Orange, Texas. She was one of Jehovah’s witnesses and a member of the Prairieville congregation.

Templet, Vernell Marie Babin

A resident of St. Amant, she died Monday, Sept. 7, 2009. She was 83. Arrangements are pending with Ourso Funeral Home, Gonzales, (225) 647-8608.