Obituaries from October 2, 2014

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Obituaries from October 2, 2014

Phyllis Hamilton Hoke passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by her loving children, on Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014.
She was born Phyllis Lanell Hamilton, the ninth of 10 children in Isola, Ms. to Nanne Mae Waters and John Hamilton on July 14, 1930. She later married Tommy Hall Hoke of Mississippi, and they had eight biological children and one adopted son.
At age 38, Hoke became a widow and solely responsible for her children. She accepted the challenge, worked tirelessly and eventually became a pioneer for working women. She founded and managed a successful chain of personal care homes that provided countless families with loving alternatives to nursing homes.
She was the wife of the late Tommy Hoke. She is survived by six children, Tommy Hoke, Toxie H. Penton, Tilda H. Russo, Timothy, Thomas and Paul Hoke; 24 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; and three of her children, Ricky and Terry Hoke and Loretta Hoke Giovingo.
Funeral services were held on Sept. 30 at E.J. Fielding Funeral Home, 2260 W. 21st Ave., Covington.
Online condolences may be made to the family at

John Richard Taranto passed away on Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014, in Covington.
He was 87 years old.
He was born in New Orleans on November 26, 1926, to Anna Najolia and Felix J. Taranto and lived in Metairie for many years before moving permanently to Folsom in 1990.
He was the husband of the late Sonia Treadaway Taranto. He is survived by four sons, Kippard (Darlene), Richard (Melissa), Blair (Sherry) and Brett (Connie) Taranto; five daughters, Faith Giordano (Victor), Hope Naquin (Barry), Charity Wright (Chuck), Maria Bono (Bubba) and Ann Floyd (Billy); sister, Joyce Geraci; 15 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Lance Taranto Sr.; and one granddaughter, Lauren Taranto.
A funeral Mass was held on Sept. 27 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 11345 St. John Church Road, Folsom.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, or by calling (800) 227-2345 or to Alzheimer’s Foundation, or by calling (800) 272-3900.

Carol Ann Weaver passed away on Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014, in Covington.
She was born in New Orleans on February 9, 1942.
She was the daughter of the late Theresa Frught and Wallace J. Weaver; and her brother, Wallace Jr. also preceded her in death.
An animal lover in the truest sense, Weaver especially and deeply loved horses. Over the past 25 years she was a huge presence in the St. Tammany horse community.
She is survived by her animals, an army of friends, and her Greene, Lewis and Associates “family.”
A memorial service for Weaver will be held on Monday, Oct. 6 from 3 to 6 p.m. at Greene, Lewis and Associates, 17737 Hwy. 40, Covington, LA 70435.
Online condolences may be made to the family at

James Gabriel Weber passed away on Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014.
He was 21 years old.
He was the son of Stan Weber and Lee and Malcolm Andry; brother of Steven Weber (Misty), Juliette Andry, Malcolm Andry III and Matthew Andry.
He was a member of the 100th graduating class of St. Paul’s in 2011 where he was proud to be part of the Marian Players under the direction of Ms. Denny Charbonnet. After graduation, Weber worked in New York as a paralegal in his father’s law practice. However, he found his passion in floral design while working at florist of Covington.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral Mass at St. Paul’s Chapel, 917 S. Jahncke Ave., Covington, on Saturday, Oct. 4 at 12 noon with visitation at St. Paul’s Chapel on Saturday beginning at 10 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in memory of Gabe to be made to The Covington Food Bank or the St. Tammany Humane Society.
Sign the E.J. Fielding Funeral Home online guestbook at

MaryLouise Maes passed away on Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014.
She was preceded in death by her husband Alphonse M. Maes Jr.
She was the mother of Bonnie Ragas (Ronnie); grandmother of Kandiss Schroeder (Sean), Kyle Carambat (Ashley) and Kellie Holifield (Toby); 11 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
Maes was a native of New Orleans, and a resident of Arabi until Hurricane Katrina. She then moved to Hixon, Tenn. and has spent her last six years in Slidell. She was a devoted parishioner of St. Louise de Marillac in Arabi, Holy Spirit in Soddy Daisey TN, and Our Lady of Lourdes in Slidell. She was employed in the kitchen at St. Louise de Marillac and for the ARC of St. Bernard, Orleans, and Tuscaloosa.
Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the funeral.
A funeral Mass will be held on Friday, Oct. 3 at 12 noon at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 400 Westchester Blvd., in Slidell.
Friends may visit the church of Friday beginning at 10 a.m.
Burial will be in St. Bernard Memorial Gardens in Chalmette.
Visit to sign guestbook.
Arrangements by Honaker Funeral Home, Inc., Slidell.




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