Frank “Dennis” Sharp of Covington passed away at his home on Sunday, May 28, 2017 following a courageous battle with cancer.
He was 64 years of age.
A lifelong resident of Covington, he grew up in the rural community of Lee Road and was best known for his community service that led to being elected a St. Tammany Parish councilman in 2011, then being re-elected in 2015.
A talent for singing gospel music and playing bass guitar started very young in the church. He later played and sang for several Classic Rock bands, most recently with Gypsy River lyrics, often writing by request for special family events.
Using his knowledge of music and appreciation for theater, he served on the Advisory Board for The Columbia Theatre, owned by Southeastern Louisiana University.
Of special attention was the Youth Service Bureau in Covington and New Heights Therapy Center in Folsom. Having received his Bachelor’s Degree in Vocational Agri-Science Education from LSU, he quickly advanced his education to a Masters in Education from SLU in 1978. He later returned to LSU for his Education Specialist Certification.
He began his career with the St. Tammany Parish School system as a teacher at Lee Road Jr. High and sponsor of the Future Farmers of America (FFA), later becoming Principal for several years before advancing to a Supervisor of Secondary Instruction. While a Supervisor, he also served as School Board Parliamentarian. After 33 years of dedicated service, he retired in 2009.
As a parish councilman he served on various committees and boards and had a special interest in the St. Tammany Parish Jr. Livestock Association.
He was the husband of Lisa Skelton Sharp; father of Whitney Sharp Dorman and Lainey Rebecca Sharp; step-father of W. Alan Jobe, Jr. (Kathryn) and Whitney Adelle Mahl; and grandfather of John William Dorman.
Also, the son of Kathryn Cooper and the late Frank William Sharp.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend funeral services at 11 a.m. on Thursday, June 1 at Fitzgerald United Methodist Church, 80007 Fitzgerald Church Rd. Covington.
A wake is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, May 31, from 6 to 9 p.m. at E.J. Fielding Funeral Home with visitation at the church on Thursday beginning at 10 a.m.
Interment at the J.M. Fussell Cemetery in Covington will immediately follow services.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the St. Tammany Parish Jr. Livestock Association at P. O. Box 1492, Covington, LA 70434, or call 985-966-9514
Elroy Anthony Badon of Madisonville passed away on Sunday, May 28, 2017.
He was 92 years of age.
A World War II Army Airforce veteran in the 8th Air Cargo Re-Supply Squardron, his occupational specialty was “Carpenter” and qualified as a “Rifle Sharpshooter.”
During his service time he was awarded with the American Theater Campaign Ribbon, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Ribbon, Two Bronze Service Stars, Philippine Liberation Ribbon, Good Conduct Metal, Distinguished Unit Badge, Victory Ribbon Lapel Button and #1 Overseas Service Bar.
He was a Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus member. As a member, he participated as part of the honor guard when Pope John Paul II visited New Orleans on September 12, 1987. At that time he met the Pope and had the honor of shaking his hand. He also shook hands with General Douglas McAuthur during World War II.
In his professional life he was a carpenter with Badon Construction, building homes within the St. Tammany community. He was a devoted Catholic and enjoyed working in his vegetable garden, hunting and fishing.
He was the husband of the late Norvice Hutchinson Badon; father of Elroy Anthony Badon, Jr., Lonnie Joseph Badon and Troy John Badon; and son of the late Louis Badon, Sr. and Ida Mary Lange Badon.
Also, brother of the late Louis Badon, Jr., Robert Badon, Louise Badon Narcisse and Odelma Badon Baham.
A funeral mass will be held at St. Anselm Catholic Church, 306 St Mary St, Madisonville, on Friday, June 2, 2017 at 11:00 AM with visitation from 9:00 AM until service time. Interment will be at Madisonville Cemetery, Madisonville, LA.
James Ray Jarvis of Mandeville passed away on Sunday, May 28, 2017 at St. Tammany Parish Hospital in Covington.
He was 83 years of age.
He was the son of the late James Clarence Jarvis and Anna Louise Jarvis; husband of Norma Jean Jarvis; and father of Christopher A. Jarvis, James M. Jarvis, Susan Jarvis, Sheila K. Stitt, Sherry R. West and Sonya M. Lawler; and survived by five grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at E.J. Fielding Funeral Home, Covington, on May 31.
Interment in Pinecrest Memorial Gardens Covington, LA.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to your favorite charity.
Patricia “Pat” Bradbury passed away on May 25, 2017.
She was 69 years of age.
She was raised in New Orleans and a lifelong resident of Meraux until residing in Picayune, MS after Hurricane Katrina.
She was the wife of Richard Bradbury for the past 40 years; and mother of Warren Bondi (Sandra), Kent Bondi (Denise), Gaylynn Bondi-Gaines (Derek), Richard Bradbury Jr. (Stephanie), Allan Bradbury (Jennifer), Jennifer Bradbury Perron (Albert) and Jon Bradbury (Christina).
Also, sister of Joyce Fayard; grandmother of Lil` Warren Bondi, Devon Bondi, Samantha Bradbury, Samual and Olivia Bradbury, and William and Allie Perron; and great-grandmother of Rylan.
A private memorial celebration will take place at a later date.