Obituaries published Nov. 13, 2014

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Obituaries published Nov. 13, 2014

Leora Kief Larsen passed away on Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014, in Mandeville.
She was born Thursday, April 20, 1933 in Beloit, WI to Edith Pope and Lester C. Kief. She moved to Metairie, La. in 1971 and has been a resident of Covington since 2007.
She was the wife of the late Donald P. Larsen.
She is survived by daughters, Terri Abney, Patti D’Amico (Michael) and Donna Larsen; brother, Leland Kief; grandchildren, Tracy A. Kendrick (Barret), Scott Abney and Griffin Yake; and great-grandchildren, Larsen and Shaw Kendrick and Charles “Jack” Yake.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Loren Kief; and granddaughter, Sarah Emily Yake.
Memorial services were held on Nov. 10 at E.J. Fielding Funeral Home, Covington.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project www.woundedwarriorproject.org or by calling (877) 832-6997.
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Nathaniel Barton Loomis, of Covington, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014.
He was born on September 10, 1946, in Manhattan, New York to Betty Blackman Barton and William Farnsworth Loomis.
He was the husband of Gina McIntyre Loomis. He is survived by his two sons, Landon (Holly) and Dodd (Alix) Loomis; step-sons, Michael, Barton and Andrew Stone; grandchildren, Soren, Oscar and Nathaniel Loomis; and siblings, Jackie Quillen and Billy Loomis.
He was pre-deceased by his parents; and sisters, Debbie Loomis and Joan Hastings.
Loomis attended Phillips Academy Andover and graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1968. He then enlisted in the United States Marine Corps, serving as Intelligence Officer and Captain of a Marine battalion in Vietnam, where he ran the Kit Carson counter-insurgency program and was awarded the Navy Commendation with Combat V.
In 1974, he moved to New Orleans and became a leader in the local business community. He ran J.H. Menge & Co. as president for 32 years, co-founded the City Business and Gambit newspapers, served as director and president of the Louisiana Chemical Industry Alliance, and was an active member of the Greater New Orleans Executives Association for many years.
He chaired Operation Mainstream, a literacy initiative, and the Volunteers of America National Housing program.
An accomplished Baritone, Loomis sang with the New Orleans Symphony Chorus, New Orleans Opera Chorus and the Christ Episcopal Church Choir.
A memorial service was held Nov. 3 at Christ Episcopal Church, 120 South New Hampshire St., Covington.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Christ Episcopal Church in Loomis’ memory.
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Madeline Cox Buras passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014.
She was 95 years old.
She was the wife of 51 years to the late Harold Andre Buras; mother of Pamela Buras Erler and Suzanne Andrea Buras; daughter of the late Madeline Wade Cox and Carl S. Cox; sister of the late Carl S. Cox Jr.; and aunt of Carla Cox Knight, Robert Buras, Angela Vodopija, Alvin Buras, Mary Sue Hereford and Michael Buras.
Buras was a native of Lakeland, Fla. and a resident of Covington since 1968. She was instrumental in the founding of two churches including Dove Park Church where she was the organist for over 30 years.
Funeral services were held on Nov. 11 at E.J. Fielding Funeral Home, Covington.
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Adele Augusta Babin Digby passed away on Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014, in
Mandeville.
She was born August 1, 1922 (age 92) in Tulsa, Okla. to the late Augusta Lauterbach Babin and Thomas Joseph Babin.
She was the wife of 70 years to the late James “Harold” Digby Sr.; mother of Dianne Digby Perret Ramsey (Ozzie) of Mandeville and Hot Springs Village, Arkansas and James Harold Digby Jr. of Mandeville; grandmother of Monique Pellegrin (Jim) of Kenner, Stacy G. Perret of Geismar, La., Sean and Allen Digby of Ft. Meyers, Fla. and Sable A.D. Lambert of Madisonville; and great-grandmother of Logan Perret, Hailee and Jenna Pellegrin and Zander Cole Lambert.
Digby was a lifelong resident of the New Orleans area, and of Beau Chene in Mandeville for the last 40 years with a three year residency at Sunrise of Metairie Assisted Living.
Digby supported her husband and country stateside during World War II and where they both later volunteered at the WWII Museum. She was a former employee of Maison Blanche and retired after 36 years from the fitness industry partnering with Jenny Craig in Healthletic Fitness Center.
She was a member of the Beau Chene Country Club and their golf and tennis programs, Franco’s Athletic Club, the VFW and Lion’s Club Ladies Auxillaries, Beta Beta Sorority, two bridge clubs and the Let’s Dance Club.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Funeral Mass at E.J. Fielding Funeral Home, 2260 W. 21st Avenue, Covington, on Saturday, Nov. 15 at 11 a.m. with visitation on Saturday beginning at 9:30 a.m.
Donations in memory of Mrs. Digby may be made to the American Cancer Society or the American Heart Association.
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Anita K McWhorter Powell passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, in Covington.
She was born on July 6, 1946, in Houston, Ms. to the late William Price McWhorter and Ferne Sprague McWhorter.
She was married to her husband Willard Powell for 48 years; and together they had six children, Christy P. Amoroso (Bruce), Kevin Powell (Conneen), Keli P. Dupuy (Keith), Katie P. Brown (Josh), Cori Powell (Robyn), and Carrie P. Helm (Randy).
She is survived by 15 grandchildren and one on the way. She was the sister of Sharlene Pendarvis, Peggy Brown, Michael McWhorter, and the late Jeffrey McWhorter.
She was a devoted member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and loved sharing her testimony of the gospel of Jesus Christ with others.
Funeral services were held on Oct. 30 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 2638 W. 15th Ave., Covington.
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Myrtle Arlene Harris, of Folsom, passed away on Monday, Nov. 10, 2014, at Heritage Manor in Franklinton, La.
She was 97 years old.
She was the daughter of George W. Cadd and Amanda Escue Cadd.
She is survived by daughter, Jean McKinney; sons-in-law, Larry McKinney and David Hayes; grandsons, Timothy McKinney (Rita), Matthew Neumann; great-grandson, Steven McKinney (Kathy); great-granddaughter, Rhonda Tang (Bobby); and sister, Velma Struhar (Struie),
She was predeceased by her parents; husband, Carl O. Harris; and daughters, Judy C. Hayes, and Ruth Yarbrough.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a funeral service at 11 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 14 at E. J. Fielding Funeral Home, 2260 West 21st Avenue Covington.
Visitation on Friday, Nov. 14 from 9 a.m. until service time. Her remains will then be forwarded to West Virginia for a graveside service at Tyler Mountain Memorial Gardens Cross Lane, WV.
In lieu of flowers, donation may be made to First Baptist Church of Covington Building Fund, 16333 Hwy 1085, Covington, LA 70433.
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Loretta Ann Holcombe passed away on Monday, Oct. 20, 2014.
She was born on Monday, October 26, 1959, in West Palm Beach, Fla., but she lived most of her life in Covington.
She was the daughter of Alice Leona Willie Fleitas Holcombe.
She is survived by sisters, Irene Fleitas and Clara Holcombe Poche; brothers, Charles Fleitas Jr., Grady L. Fleitas, Anthony Holcombe, Walter “Buddy” Holcombe Jr., and Charles Holcombe.
She was preceded in death by her father, Walter Reily Holcombe; husband, Tommy Cochran; brother, John Robert Fleitas; and sisters, Louelle Holcombe and Mary Jane Crawford.
Funeral services were held on Oct. 25 at Collins Boulevard Baptist Church, 1501 Collins Blvd. Covington.
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Julia Lorene Atkisson Somers passed away peacefully surrounded by her loved ones on Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014, in Mandeville.
She was 91 years old.
She is survived by her children, Nancy Podsiadlik, Darci Compton (Steve), and Julie Runyon (Glen); sister, Vera Kaser; grandchildren, Jennifer Siravo, Dustin Somers, Teri Huntley, Peter John Eichhorn, Katie Smith (Phil), Steven Compton, and Natalie Ruyon Vizioli (Gary); and 13 great grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Sidney Atkisson and Marie Atkisson Simpson; husband, John David Somers; son, John David Somers Jr.; and siblings, Loretta Holt and Roy Atkisson.
She was born on January 16, 1923, in Augusta, Kan. She was married to John David Somers for 48 years.
She was a longtime member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
Funeral services were held on Nov. 6 at The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter-Day Saints, 2638 W 15th Ave. Covington.
In lieu of flowers, donation may be made to The Church LDS Missionary Fund, 2638 W 15th Ave. Covington, LA 70433.
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