Obituaries published Dec. 15, 2016

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Obituaries published Dec. 15, 2016

Merlin “Muggsy” James Beals Sr., son of the late Joseph Clarence Beals and Florence Vogt Beals, passed away peacefully with his wife by his side on December 5, 2016.
He was 80 years old.
He was born July 9, 1936 in New Orleans, lived in New Orleans, Chalmette and was a resident of Covington for the last 12 years.
He was the beloved husband of Rosalie Rumore Beals for 60 years; father of Rosalie Beals Dicristina (Angelo), Rhonda Beals Perez and Merlin “Muggsy” James Beals Jr.; proud grandfather of Michael Broussard, Christopher Broussard, Preston Perez (Rachel), Blake Perez (Elizabeth), Russell Perez, Kaitlyn Perez, Savanna Beals, Frankie Dicristina, Carlo Dicristina and Mariella Dicristina.
Muggsy was predeceased by his siblings: Joseph, Alfarette, Edward, Harold, June, Thelma, Gloria, George, Calvin, Geraldine.
He will also be missed by many nephews, nieces and friends.
Muggsy’s love of sports showed through coaching baseball, football and basketball to hundreds of children at Vista Park in Chalmette. His relaxation was Lake Ponchartrain, where his family had a camp called Shangri-la; they fished, crabbed, water skied and took many boat rides.
After moving to Covington, Muggsy’s daily routine included taking a ride to the lakefront. His greatest happiness was being surrounded by family and friends.
Muggsy was a plumber through Local 60 where he retired from. He then worked for St. Bernard Parish as a master plumber where he also retired.
A service was held at Village Lutheran Church, 29180 Hwy. 190 in Lacombe on Dec. 12.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Arrangements entrusted to Serenity Funeral Home, Covington; (985) 875-1131.

Lena Mae Romano Richard passed away at her home on Tuesday evening on November 29, 2016, in Abita Springs.
She was 79 years old.
She was a native of New Orleans, lived in Metairie for 20 years, and was a resident of Abita Springs for the last 16 years.
Lena was a member, 2nd Vice President, Treasurer, part of the Ways & Means Committee and part of the Hospitality Committee for Northlake Newcomers Club, Hand & Foot Canasta Club Chairperson and actively involved with her friends from Incarnate Word School.
She was the loving wife of 59 years to the late Lionel J. Richard.
She was the devoted mother of Lori Richard Walker and husband Herman, Dr. Lionel J. Richard Jr. and wife Nancy, Leslie Richard Cantelli, and husband Mark and Lance M. Richard and wife Diane.
She was the grandmother of grandchildren, Dr. McCall, Victoria, Kayla, Eric, Emily and Elyssa; and sister of Mary Carmel Romano Kagan.
A memorial Mass of Christian Burial was held at St. Peter Catholic Church, 125 E. 19th Ave, Covington, on Dec. 3.
Arrangements entrusted to Serenity Funeral Home, Covington.

James “Jim” Leo Stansbury, Jr. passed away on Tuesday, December 6, 2016.
He was 69 years old.
He was a native of New Orleans, and a resident of Abita Springs.
Jim is survived by his wife, Cyndy Vogel Stansbury; his children, James Leo Stansbury III, Dawn Stansbury Corado (Frank), Windy Stansbury Campbell (T.J.), Mary Beth Stansbury Duhe’, Danielle Stansbury McGhee (Joey), Mark James Stansbury (Lei Ann), Joshua Val Stansbury, Sr. (Jill), and Hannah Eileen Stansbury (David); 20 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brother, Lawrence Stansbury; sister, Laura Russo; five nephews, and two nieces.
He was proceeded in death by his father, James Leo Stansbury Sr.; mother, Mary Trapani Stansbury; brother, Frank; and sisters, Eunice and Tina.
Jim loved being in the outdoors. He was the owner of Abundance All Service Company, a successful business construction and lawn service company.
There was a celebration of Jim’s life at Church of the King, 2205 Little Creek Road, Mandeville, on Saturday, Dec. 10.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Church of King in Mandeville.
Arrangements entrusted to Serenity Funeral Home, Covington.

Joyce Davis White, of Slidell, passed away at home with her family, on Saturday, December 3, 2016.
She was 84 years old.
She was the beloved wife of the late Philip White, Jr.; and mother of Kristin Mayes (Charlie) of Greensboro, N.C., Robert White (Elaine) of Slidell, Susan Hart (Donald) of Carriere, MS, Jane Cranford (Mark Faciane) of Slidell and the late John Philip White (Jacquelyn).
She is also survived by six grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was the sister of Dorothy Cade, the late Rector Davis, Hugh Davis, Vannis Dick, Jeanne Rice, Bill Davis and Ethel Wright.
She was a native of Wellington, KS and a resident of Slidell since 1963. She was a nurse and worked for many years at Greenbriar Nursing Home.
She was active in Slidell Little Theatre along with her husband for many years.
Memorial services were held at Honaker Funeral Home, 1751 Gause Blvd. West (in Forest Lawn Cemetery), Slidell, on Tuesday, December 13.
Interment in Southeast Louisiana Veterans Cemetery, Slidell, La..
Donations to Slidell Little Theatre, or St. Judes Children Hospital, preferred, in lieu of flowers.
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Arrangements by Honaker Funeral Home, Inc., Slidell.

Barbara Stanworth Tompkins Clark passed away on Monday, December 12, 2016 in Covington.
She was born on May 29, 1939 in Durham, England, United Kingdom to the late Jonas Stanworth and Emma Jeffries Stanworth.
Barbara is survived by her beloved husband, Christopher Clark.
She was the loving mother of Michael Jones (Agatha), Ian Jones, and Sedley Abercrombie (Steven); proud grandmother of Michael, Robert, and Schoen Jones, Illa and Ben Jones, and Emma and Claire Abercrombie; sister of Brian Stanworth, the late George Stanworth, Albert Stanworth, Joan Dibling, and David Stanworth.
Barbara was the founder and owner of the Red Barn Pub in Old Mandeville for the past 33 years.
Relatives and friends are invited to the funeral service at E.J. Fielding Funeral Home, 2260 W. 21st Avenue, Covington, on Thursday, Dec. 15 at 3 p.m. with visitation from 1 p.m. until service time.
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Charles George “Jr.” Latino, of Gulfport, Ms., died on Friday, December 9, 2016, at Garden Park Medical Center in Gulfport, Ms.
He was 80 years old.
He was born to Charles Latino and Josephine Costanza Latino.
He is survived by his sisters, Josephine Fasone, Elizabeth Scardina, and Angelina Armato.
He was predeceased by his first wife, Mary Nell Latino; second wife, Cora Fairburn Latino; father, Charles Latino; mother, Josephine Costanza Latino; sisters, Marie Theresa Ruspoli, Jennie Armato, Eva Rose Ruspoli, and Lucille Latino; brothers, Joseph Latino, Salvadore Latino, Johnny Latino, and Russell Latino.
He was self-employed with Tractor Repair Service. He loved gardening and growing vegetables. He loved being with family. He will be sadly missed by all those who loved him.
A funeral service was held on Dec. 13 at E. J. Fielding Funeral Home, 2260 West 21st Avenue Covington.
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