Obituaries from June 12, 2014

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Obituaries from June 12, 2014

Dina Ann LeBlanc passed away on Thursday, June 5, 2014.
She was 50 years old.
She was the wife of Brian Marlowe McGraw; mother of Eli Curwood McGraw and Mignonne Sage McGraw; daughter of the late Hazel Marie Trosclair; and sister of Marilyn Lemons (Greg), Margo Dandry, Elizabeth Williams, Cindy Mendow (Jerry) and Lex LeBlanc (Anita).
After college and graduate school, LeBlanc worked with various companies in human resources as a trainer and organization development specialist. She founded an organization where she could completely support the mission “Eliminate poverty in New Orleans” in ASI Federal Credit Union. She served as a board member and later as board chair. She left the board to accept her ideal position with ASI as HR Chief.
Relatives and friends of the family are invited to celebrate LeBlanc’s life on Friday, June 13 at Bogue Falaya Park, Covington, at 9 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions in memory of LeBlanc to be made to a hospice organization of choice.
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Kenneth Marshall Milstead passed away on Monday, June 9, 2014.
He was 78 years old.
He was the husband of 57 years to Fern Milstead; and father of Stacy Milstead.
He is also survived by nephew, Larry Milstead; son of the late Ollie Culp Milstead and Scott Windsor Milstead; and brother of the late Scott Milstead and Carolyn Headley.
He was a native of Alabama and a resident of Mandeville where he was a member of First Baptist Church of Mandeville.
Milstead was a Military Policeman for the United States Army followed by a career as a claims superintendent for State Farm Insurance Company and retired after 38 years of service. His retirement was spent volunteering and teaching boat building at the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Maritime Museum.
Funeral services were held on June 11 at E.J. Fielding Funeral Home, Covington.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions in memory of Milstead to be made to the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Maritime Museum, 133 Mabel Dr., Madisonville, LA 70447.
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Betty Jane Keating Ketchum, OCDS, of Covington, passed away on Monday, June 2, 2014, at Pontchartrain Health Care Center in Mandeville.
She was 82 years old.
She was born in New Orleans to Clifford Abraham Keating and Rita Benzing Keating.
Ketchum is survived by her husband of 61 years Thomas Ketchum; daughters, Nancy Dupuy (Mike), Kathryn Rita Ketchum, Peggy Ketchem Hayes (Ray), grandchildren Jason Dupuy (Melinda), Shelly Dupuy, Chrissy Dupuy, Abbie Hayes and Tommy Hayes.
She was predeceased by her daughter, Judith Ketchum Baehr; sister, Joyce Rita Petitfils; father, Clifford Abraham Keating; and mother, Rita Keating.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial Mass at St. Benedict Catholic Church, 20370 Smith Rd., Covington, at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 14. There will be a reception in the Parish Life Center after the mass.
In lieu of flowers donation may be made to American Cancer Society, 2605 River Road, New Orleans, LA 70121-4106 ( or the Carmelites Cloistered Nuns, 73530 River Rd., Covington, LA 70433.
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Ethel Margaret Crosby Cox passed away on Sunday, June 1, 2014, in Covington.
She was 91 years old.
She was born in Picayune, Ms. to the late Robert Howell and Virgie Ethel May Crosby.
In 1950, Margaret married her beloved Donald A. Cox and together they had four children, Donald A. Cox, Jr. (Carol), Celeste Stanley (the late Don), Donna M. Rusch (David), and Carol A. Cox. She is survived by six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers, Robert, Richard and Thomas Crosby; and one sister, Mary McDuff.
Funeral services were held on June 4 at E.J. Fielding Funeral Home, Covington.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions in memory of Margaret Cox be made to the American Heart Association,, 1101 Northchase Pkwy, Ste 1, Marietta, GA 30067.
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Sydney Lee (Mann) Cook, of Mandeville, and formerly of Montgomery, passed away on Friday, May 30 at St. Tammany Parish Hospital after a long struggle with cancer.
She was born in Tallassee, Ala. to William Horace and Beatrice (Smiley) Mann. After graduating from high school, she completed her education degree at Auburn University, where she was an enthusiastic Kappa Delta. She and husband Ashby began dating as classmates in the eighth grade, and married in 1966.
A longtime resident of the New Orleans area, she attended the Martha Bailey Bible Study at First Baptist Church of Covington.
Cook is survived by her husband of almost 48 years, Ashby W. Cook; children, Bryan C. (Janna M.) Cook and Ashley E. (Grant A.) Lange; grandchildren, Logan B. and Garrett M. Cook and Ainsley C. and Grayson W. Lange; and several cousins, including Nancy (Paul) Blackwell and their son David (Sandy), and Philip (Gloria) Martin and their daughter Courtney.
A memorial service was held on June 6 in the Fellowship Hall of First United Methodist Church, Montgomery, Ala. There was also a visitation at First Baptist Church, Covington, on Friday, June 13.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Wounded War Heroes Fund at www.wwhfr (mailing address: 12360 Mill House Drive, Geismar, LA 70734).

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