Obituaries week of Sept. 19

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen

Bateman, Edmond C. “Eddie” “Ed”

A native and resident of Gonzales, he passed away on Monday, Sept. 9, 2013 at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center. He was 69 and a veteran of the Louisiana Army National Guard. He was an employee of Shell Chemical for 35 years and in that time he served as an instrumentation/electrical supervisor and inspector. Burial in Hope Haven Cemetery, Gonzales.

Bourgeois, Mary Lee Bercegeay

A native of Brignac and resident of Gonzales, she passed away on Thursday, Sept. 12. 2013. She was 79, a member of St. Mark Catholic Church Altar Society, and a retired bus driver for the Ascension Parish School Board. Entombment in Hope Haven Garden of Memory Mausoleum in Gonzales.

Braud, Marion Gene 'Putsy'

He passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013 at the age of 74. He was a native of Dutchtown, a resident of Gonzales, and a retired operator at BASF. Entombment in Hope Haven Garden of Memory Mausoleum in Prairieville.

Brou, Jean Benson

She was 89 and died on Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013. She is a native of Syracuse, New York and was a previous resident of Hohen Solms, Donaldsonville, and Slidell. Interment in Assisi Catholic Church cemetery, Donaldsonville.

Cortney, Mary Claire Gagnon

She was 84 and passed away on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013. She was native of South Dakota, former resident of La Jolla, California and current resident of Prairieville. Interment at El Camino Memorial Park in San Diego, CA.

Gary, Elray

He passed away on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, at the age of 73. He owned Garico Electronics for over 36 years and previously owned Good News Book and Gift for almost 20 years. He was a native of Texas and resident of Prairieville. Interment included a military honors ceremony at the Louisiana National Cemetery in Zachary.

McFerrin Sr., Jason 'Jmac'

A resident of Gonzales, he passed away on Friday, Sept. 6, 2013. He was 41, a field supervisor for ISS, and an avid golfer. A memorial gathering was held at Ourso Funeral Home, Gonzales on Friday, Sept. 13.

Stafford, Ruby Gail

A laboratory manager at Promise Hospital, he passed away Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013. She was 55, a resident and native of St. Amant. Visiting was held at Holy Rosary Catholic Church on Tuesday, Sept. 17 with a funeral service following.

Tero, Journey Micah

He passed away on Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013 at his residence. He was three years old. Visitation will be at Carpenter's Chapel Cemetery, in Prairieville, on Friday, Sept. 13.

Williams, Mary Ann

She was 78 and died on Friday, Sept. 13, 2013. Interment in Ascension of Our Lord Cemetery in Donaldsonville.

Williams, Ora Lee

A native of Abend and a resident of Donaldsonville, she died at Chateau D'Ville nursing home at 6:50 p.m., Friday, Sept. 6, 2013. She was 96. Interment in Mt. Bethel B.C. cemetery in Abend.

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