Obituaries published March 9, 2017

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Obituaries published March 9, 2017

Nancy Brewer Franklin passed away on Wednesday, March 1, 2017, at the age of 70.
She was born in New Orleans and lived in Picayune, MS for most of her life.
Nancy was a Registered Nurse and worked for Chalmette Medical Center and Crosby Memorial Hospital, Picayune, MS.
Loving wife to Scott A. Franklin for over 22 years. Sister of Tom Brewer and the late Kenny Brewer. Loving aunt and great aunt to numerous nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.
She will be missed by her many friends and family.
The family will have a private Memorial Service at a later time. Arrangements entrusted to Serenity Funeral Home, Covington, LA.

Dolores Beller of Covington, LA passed away peacefully at her home on February 10, 2017 at the age of 77.
Dolores was born to parents Philip Joachim VonRoeheneck and Anna Maria Cortez on December 1, 1939. She attended First Baptist Church, Covington and enjoyed reading her Bible and attending Bible Study.
She will be greatly missed by family and friends. Her wishes were to be cremated and the family will have a Memorial Service at a later time.
Arrangements entrusted to Serenity Funeral Home, Covington, LA.

Edward A. Sentilles III, of Lacombe, passed away on Sunday, March 5, 2017, in Lacombe.
He was 63 years old.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Miriam Sentilles Jr.
He is survived by his loving wife, Maelynn Kinler Sentilles; two daughters, Jamie Marie Sentilles (Dennis Bazell), and Jennifer Sentilles Bonaventure (Blaine); one sister, Linda Garner (Tony); two grandchildren, Jude Michael Bonaventure Kate Darcey Bonaventure; niece, Jillian Boudreaux (Wes); nephew, Todd Garner (Amy); and great-nieces, Anne Boudreaux, Ruby Garner, and Lucy Garner.
A native of New Orleans and a resident of Lacombe since 1968, Ed was a loving husband, father, and “Pap-Pap.” He was a machinist and train enthusiast.
Memorial services will be held at Honaker Funeral Home, 1751 Gause Blvd. West (in Forest Lawn Cemetery), Slidell, on Saturday, March 11 at 11 a.m.
Friends may visit at the funeral home on Saturday beginning at 9 a.m.
Memorial gifts may be made to the St. Tammany Humane Society.

Thomas Joe Melton, of Slidell, passed away peacefully on January 18, 2017, at the age of 84, surrounded by his family.
Tom was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He was a true family man and his greatest love was for his wife, Mary Ann.
Tom was born in Valley View, TX, and graduated from Rollins College in Winter Park, Fla., and had a long career in the aerospace industry, retiring from Lockheed Martin, which took his family all around the country with Slidell being home for the last 33 years.
Tom was an active member of First United Methodist Church of Slidell including serving on the Adminstrative Board for many years. He was also a passionate life-long golfer and enjoyed his rounds with his retired golf buddies at Oak Harbor Golf Club.
Tom is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Mary Ann Dykes Melton; and their three children, Velinda Melton Gerfen (Larry), Dan Melton (Yong Yol ‘Sonny’), and Perry Melton (Joel Reifman); five grandchildren, Michelle Estes Reluzco (Alex), Kurt Gerfen, Rachel Gerfen, Kate Gerfen, and Jonathan Melton; and four great-grandsons, Alex Reluzco Jr., Lochlan Gerfen, Niko Reluzco, and Mateo Reluzco.
He is also survived by his sister, Joyce Melton Reynolds. He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas Alfred Melton and Effie Lee Sullivan Melton; and his brother, Jerry Bob Melton.
Friends and relatives are invited to attend the Celebration of Life service at First United Methodist Church, 433 Erlanger Street, Slidell, La. on Saturday, March 11 at 10:30 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in Tom’s memory to First United Methodist Church of Slidell. http://www.firstumcslidell.org.
Mrs. Fannie Mae Smith, age 91, of Slidell, passed away on Friday, March 3, 2017, at Slidell Memorial Hospital.
A native of Lumpkin, Ga., she was a member of the Little Union Baptist Church, Slidell, La; an usher, and mother of the church. She loved to work in her flower garden.
Mrs. Fannie is preceded in death by her husband, Wylie James Samuel Smith; mother, Annie Mae Grier; daughter, Heneritta Carter; grandson, Cherrie Lather; and brother, Frank Walker Jr.
Survivors include five daughters, Wylie Mae Smith, Katherine Hopkins, and Delores Smith, all of Slidell; and Annie Ethel Barnes of Orlando, Ga., and Dorothy Major, of South Carolina; 14 grand children, a host of great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
Visitation will be Saturday, March 11 from 9:30 to 11 a.m. in Little Union Baptist Church, Slidell.

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