Obituaries published Aug. 11, 2016

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Obituaries published Aug. 11, 2016

Harry Armand Witt, Sr. passed away Wednesday morning on August 3, 2016 in Covington.
He was 64 years old.
He was born in Chicago, Ill. and lived most of his life in Dorrisville, Ill. (Harrisburg) until he moved to New Orleans, and then to Lacombe.
He was the son of the late Harry Arthur and Rachel Potts Witt; devoted father of Harry Armand Witt, Jr.; and brother of Janice Witt Vostry and husband Charles, Gloria Witt McSparin and husband Joseph, and Marilyn L. Witt.
He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks to send donations to Hospice Compassus who went above and beyond in his final days.
The family will have a memorial service at their home sometime in the near future.
Arrangements entrusted to Serenity Funeral Home, Covington.

Lionel J. Richard, of Lacombe, passed away Tuesday evening on August 2, 2016.
He was 80 years old.
He was born in New Orleans, La. and lived in Metairie for 20 years, and has been a resident of Abita Springs for the last 16 years.
He was a baseball pitcher and held the record of most strike outs in one game on June 21, 1953. for I. A. Kramer American Legion baseball team.
Lionel was a graduate of Holy Cross and attended Tulane University. He retired as a computer program analyst after 36 years with the U.S.D.A.
He was the loving husband of 59 years to Lena Romano Richard; devoted father of Lori Richard Walker and husband Herman, Lionel J. Richard, Jr., and wife Nancy, Leslie Richard Cantelli, and husband Mark and Lance M. Richard and wife Diane; and grandfather of six grandchildren, Dr. McCall, Victoria, Kayla, Eric, Emily and Elyssa.
Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend a Memorial Mass of Christian Burial at St. Peter Catholic Church, 125 E. 19th Ave, Covington, LA 70433 at 1:00 p.m. on August 6, 2016. Inurnment will follow at Eternal Rest Cemetery in Covington, LA. Attendance at church from 12 noon until mass time.

Joe “Buddy” Edward Hamilton, 81 years old of Slidell, La. passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, on Tuesday, August 2, 2016 at Ochsner Foundation Hospital in New Orleans, La.
He was a native of Longview, TX, and a resident of Slidell since 1973.
He was the beloved husband and best friend of the one and only love of his life, the late Dinah Fay Isbell Hamilton, with whom he shared joys and sorrows for 56 years.
He is survived by his devoted daughters, Edna Dugas (Timmie), and Deanna Lamz (Jim); four grandchildren: Dominique Dugas, Annalise Dugas, Phillip Dugas, and Jimmy Lamz (Nicole); three great-grandchildren: Maegan Lamz, Caleb Lamz, and Ella Lamz; his much adored “baby kitty – Bobbie Sox,” and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Albert and Laura Briggs Hamilton; his infant son, William Russell Hamilton; his sister, Mary Dockall; and brothers, George Hamilton, Marcie Hamilton, Lavaughn Hamilton, Leyland Dailey, Johnnie Dailey, and Dewey Dailey.
He was a 1954 graduate of Jefferson Davis High School, Houston, TX, and studied accounting at the University of Houston. Most of his career was spent as a credit union auditor, which he thoroughly enjoyed and was engaged in, even up until a few months of his passing.
He was a devoted, loving husband and father, providing for all his family’s needs as well as the needs of others through generous donations to his church and various charitable organizations.
He was an avid fisherman prior to experiencing major health issues, and spent most vacations camping and fishing with his family and his buddies. His love of life, God, and family was evident in his playful, joyful spirit and the way in which he lived life to the fullest. His achievements in life are numerous, but he will be remembered as a man of God who loved and is loved.
The family wishes to express their thanks to the numerous family and friends for their prayers and support. Gratitude is also extended to his healthcare providers, especially the nurses at Slidell Memorial Hospital, Greenbriar, and Ochsner Hospital in New Orleans for their respectful and compassionate care.
Special thanks to his next door neighbors, Bob and Catherine Sandifer, who continued to offer friendship, prayers and support to his family for many, many years.
Relatives and friends are invited to a Celebration of Life memorial at 2 p.m. on Saturday, August 13 at First Baptist Church of Slidell, 4141 Pontchartrain Drive, Slidell.
Donations to First Baptist Church of Slidell are preferred in lieu of flowers.

Daryl Paul Ricard passed away at the age of 63 on Thursday, July 28, 2016.
He is survived by his loving wife of over 40 years, Gaetana “Gae” Priola Ricard; his devoted children, Amy Alfonso and her husband Steve, Stacy Ricard Dardar, Daryl Ricard, Jr. and his wife Jennifer; his adored grandchildren, Taylor, Trey, Ally, Avery, Ella, Grace, Lane, John Charles, Brooks and Ryder; and brother of Cindy Pierce, Debbie Cary, Brenda Iles, Mark Ricard, Lorrie Frolich and Steve Ricard.
Daryl was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, yet resided most of his life in Chalmette, La. He spent a majority of his career working in the maritime industry.
A celebration of life was held on Saturday, August 6 at Patton’s, located at 127 Cleveland Avenue, Slidell, Louisiana 70458.
Arrangements entrusted to Serenity Funeral Home, Covington, Louisiana.

Patrick D. Flanagan “Blue,”?of Slidell, passed away on Thursday, August 4, 2016.
He was 69 years old.
He was the husband of Juanita S. Flanagan; father of Patrick Donald Flanagan, Jr.; Heidi Ann Guillot and husband, Terry; and Angelle Flanagan; son of the late Henry Paige Flanagan and Estelle Ernst Flanagan; and brother of Henry Paige Flanagan, Jr.
He is also survived by his loving grandchildren: Darren Guillot; Lauren Boyet and husband, Taylor; Justin Guillot; and great-grandchild, Dylan Boyet.
Blue was a Veteran of the U.S. Army and the National Guard. He retired with 17 ½ years with the New Orleans Fire Department.
Funeral services were held on Aug. 9 at Honaker Funeral Home, Slidell.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the SMH Regional Cancer Center, 1120 Robert Blvd, Slidell, LA 70458 and Mass remembrance.

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