Obituaries from May 29, 2014

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Obituaries from May 29, 2014

Gerald George Young passed away peacefully in his sleep on Friday, May 23, 2014, surrounded by his family at his home in Mandeville.
He was 73 years old.
He was born in Gonzales, La. and was preceded in death by his parents, Dayton George and Eunice Brignac Young; and brother, Ira J. Young.
Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Diane Lange Young.
He was the father of Laura Young Marquez and her husband, Martin D. Marquez; grandfather of grandsons, Alexander and Christopher Marquez; brother of Dolores Y. Dollar, and Eugene J. Young.
Young was employed by National American Bank for 22 years where he served as Vice President. He served in the U.S. Army and was honorably discharged in 1965.
A funeral Mass was held on May 27 at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church, Mandeville.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions in memory of Gerald G. Young be made to the Alzheimer’s Association,(985) 898.4043, and St. Tammany Hospice, (985) 871-5976.
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Murray Creight Fincher passed away peacefully at his home on Saturday, May 19, just 12 days shy of his 101st birthday.
He was the son of the Rev. Thomas Paine Fincher and Bessie Annie Lloyd.
He graduated from Birmingham-Southern College and studied economics at The University of Georgia and Dartmouth College.
He was a member of the Louisiana Judiciary Commission by appointment of the Louisiana Supreme Court, and served on the President’s Council of Loyola University.
He is survived by children, Jan M. Fincher of Longmont, Colorado; Thomas O. Fincher(Judith Graham) of Ramona, California, and Nancy F. Clark (Rendel) of Mandeville; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
A celebration of a life well-lived will be held on June 6 at St. Timothy on the Northshore United Methodist Church, 335 Asbury Drive, Mandeville. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. with service and reception following.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The Methodist Children’s Home of Greater New Orleans,
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Richard L. “Dick” Ray of Mandeville, Louisiana, passed away on Wednesday, May 21, 2014.
He was 83 years old.
He was a member of the Parish of Saint Anselm Catholic Church in Madisonville.
Ray was the son of Elizabeth Vincent and Raymond Laurie Ray. He graduated in 1953 from Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas.
A chemical engineer by training, Ray had a 30-year career with Exxon. Upon his retirement from Exxon, Ray took a position as a Senior Vice President of Republic National Bank of New York, where he worked until his retirement from professional life in 1997.
Ray is survived by his wife of 35 years, Nora Morales Ray of Mandeville; sons, Kent Ray of Baton Rouge, Carl Ray of Virginia Beach, Virginia, and Alan Ray of Baton Rouge; stepsons, David Planchard of Baton Rouge and Steven Planchard of New York, New York; sisters, Hallie Ruth McCullar of Houston, Texas, and Jan Peaslee Ray of Baton Rouge; and 11 grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his mother and father; and stepson, Robert Planchard of Boulder, Colorado.
Services were held on May 28 at Saint Anselm Catholic Church, 306 St. Mary Street, Madisonville.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to “The Abbey” at Saint Joseph Abbey and Seminary College, Folsom, Louisiana.
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Colin Boyd Conn passed away on Tuesday, May 20, 2014, after a long illness, in Baton Rouge.
He was 24 years old.
He was born on August 18, 1989, in Covington to Robert Florent Conn and Dr. Ann Hay Conn Minaldi.
Conn was the brother of Austin Conn; and grandson of Shirley and John Hay and the late Clarence and Clara Conn.
He is survived by his uncle, Wiley Conn; aunts, Claire Conn and Linda Smith; cousins, of Chandler and Megan Smith and Elizabeth and Paul LaRosa; and step-father, Thad Minaldi.
Conn completed his psychology degree at LSU and was finishing a dual chemistry and physics degree. He was planning on graduate school. Conn took great pleasure in exercising his exceptional intellectual abilities, and he was an athlete and outdoorsman. He loved hiking and requested his ashes be scattered in Canyonlands National Park, Moab, Utah.
Memorial services were held on May 23 at Christ Episcopal Church, 120 S. New Hampshire St., Covington.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions in memory of Colin B. Conn be made to Stanley Medical Research Institute for Research on Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder, Attn: Shakira Butler, 8401 Connecticut Ave. Ste. 200, Chevy Chase, MD 20815.
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Emery Norton Voorhies passed away on Tuesday, May 20, 2014, after a brief illness.
He was 65 years old.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Dr. Norton William Voorhies and Mary Rees Voorhies.
He is survived by his wife, Jane Hamilton Voorhies; daughter, Harvison Smith Voorhies; sister, Molly Voorhies Gahagan; brother-in-law, Bill Gahagan; and children, Molly Heurtin and Wiley Gahagan.
He is also survived by four grandchildren.
Voorhies graduated from the University of Mississippi and was a member of Delta Kappa Epsilon and received his Juris Doctorate from the Loyola School of Law. He practiced law in Covington for many years.
A memorial service was held at Christ Episcopal Church on May 22.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to the charity of your choice.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to E.J. Fielding Funeral Home.
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