Obituaries published April 23, 2015

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Obituaries published April 23, 2015

Minnie M. Jones passed away on March 30, 2015 in Slidell.
She was 82 years old.
She was born in Lauderdale, Ms. and lived in Covington for most of her life. She was a seamstress and loved to garden.
She was the wife of the late Earl Jones Sr. for 58 years; mother of five children, Lula Williams, Cynthia Comadore (Billy), Addie Jones, Earl Jones Jr. (Sabrina) and Jeffrey Jones; and grandmother of 11 grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at Rose Hill Baptist Church, Covington, on April 4. She was laid to rest at Abita Cemetery, Abita Springs, La.
Arrangements entrusted to Serenity Funeral Home, Covington.

Beatrice Dawley Graf passed away on Saturday, April 11, 2015.
She was 86 years old.
She was the wife of the late Philip Paul Graf; mother of Rosemary G. Knight, Aileen G. Smith, Jeannette G. Cosse, Paulette P. Graf, Doryk Graf and Margaret G. Fonseca; daughter of the late Gladys Spink Dawley and Robert Dawley; and sister of Richard Dawley, Robert Dawley, Clarence Dawley, Arthur Dawley and Gladys Dawley.
All funeral services are private. Please sign the E.J. Fielding Funeral Home online Guest Book at

Ruth Bennett Duracher passed away on Tuesday, March 31, 2015.
She was 95 years old.
She was the mother of Margaret Duracher Flettrich; mother-in-law of Arnold Flettrich; daughter of the late Bertha Devuyrst Bennett and William Andrew Bennett; sister of the late John Links, Bertha Links Farley Gratia, Mary Bennett Haddican Mische, William Harold Bennett, Eugene Cornelius Bennett, Ethel Bennett Haney, Rose Bennett Thorn, Malcolm George Bennett and Elizabeth Ann Bennett; grandmother of Adam Paul Flettrich (Corinne) and Amanda Flettrich Bergeron; and great-grandmother of Jenna Rose Bergeron and Landry Bennett Flettrich.
She was a graduate of Redemptorist Girls High School. She was an employee of Crescent Box Factory and Weyerhaeuser Box Factory where she was a Forelady and was a secretary at St. Louise de Marillac School from 1963 until 1998.
She was a former parishioner of St. John Vianney, St. Louise de Marillac and St. Jane de Chantal and received the St. Louis Medallion.
Duracher was a native of New Orleans, raised in the Irish Channel, lived in Arabi for 53 years, and retired to Abita Springs.
A funeral Mass was held at St. Jane de Chantal Catholic Church, 72040 Maple St., Abita Springs, on April 7.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in memory of Mrs. Duracher to be made to the Ozanam Inn, 843 Camp St., New Orleans, LA 70130.
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James Maurice Little, of Bush, La., passed away on Sunday, April 12, 2015.
He was 69 years old.
He was the father of Regina Lynn Knight and husband, Alan; Michelle Christine Little, and Michael J. Little; and son of the late Edward Ramsey Little and Maggie Carden Little.
He is also survived by grandchildren, Jamie Kathryn Knight and Dylan Edward Knight.
He was one-of-10 children and survived by Dewey Little, Dorman Little and Rita Little.
He was a veteran of the United States Army, retired from Lockheed Martin after 30 years of service, treasurer and longtime member of Pine Grove Pentecostal Church.
Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the funeral services at Honaker Funeral?Home, 1751 Gause Blvd. West (in Forest Lawn Cemetery), Slidell, on Friday, April 17 at 11 a.m.
Visitation on Friday, April 17 from 9 until 11 a.m.
Memorial donations may be made to Pine Grove Pentecostal Church, 67139 Chris Kennedy Road, Pearl River, LA 70452.
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Arrangements by Honaker Funeral Home, Inc., Slidell.

Joseph W. Oalmann Jr., a native of New Orleans and a resident of Covington for the past 10 years, passed away on Monday, April 20, 2015.
He was 89 years old.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph W. Oalmann Sr. and Agnes Luquet Oalmann; brothers, Earl, Louis, and Harold; sister, May Schultz; and step-grandson, Terry J. Bethancourt.
He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Joycelyn Laine Oalmann; daughters, MaryAnn Sison and husband Gustave, Peggy Bethancourt and husband Jim, and Joann Labruzzo; grandchildren, Lori Indest Hahn, Ryan Indest, Nathan Sison, and Tess Sison; and great-grandchildren, Meredith, Emma and Christian Hahn. He is also survived by sister, Agnes Schule; and brothers, Raymond, Gerald, and Robert.
He grew up in the Ninth Ward of New Orleans with his parents and siblings, and raised his family in Gentilly where he was an active member of St. Leo the Great Catholic Church.
As a resident of Covington since Hurricane Katrina, he was an active member of Most Holy Trinity Parish in Covington. He was a veteran of World War II – Pacific Theater and of the Korean War
A celebration of his life will be held on Thursday, April 23 at Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 4465 US 190 Service Rd. Covington. A mass of Christian burial will begin at 12 p.m.
Interment with full military honors at Southeast Louisiana Veterans Cemetery, 34888 Grantham College Rd. Slidell, LA 70460, will immediately follow mass.
The family would like to extend special thanks to St. Tammany Hospice and the staff of Pontchartrain Health Care Center in Mandeville.
In lieu of flowers, Joseph and Joycelyn request donations to Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church building fund, your favorite charity, or just spending some extra time with your loved ones.

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