Obituaries published Sept. 1, 2016

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Obituaries published Sept. 1, 2016

Don Michael Bridges passed away Thursday evening, August 25, 2016.
He was 66 years old.
He was born in New Orleans and resided in Abita Springs for the last 50 years.
Don worked all his life, from the age of 18, for International Pipefitter Local Union 798, as a welder and pipe inspector.
He was the son of the late Oliver and Elaine Bridges; loving father of Don Michael Bridges, Jr.; brother of Sam Bridges and wife Joy, Dollie Wortmann and husband Joey, Neal Bridges, Bridget Wallace and husband Mark, the late Bubbie, Danny, and Nancy Bridges; and devoted grandfather of three grandchildren Brian, Jessica, and Brandon.
A memorial service was held on Wednesday, August 31 at St. Jane de Chantal Catholic Church, Abita Springs.
Arrangements entrusted to Serenity Funeral Home, Covington.

Chardae Faith Poynter passed away Wednesday afternoon, August 24, 2016.
She was 23 years old.
She was born in Bogalusa, and resided in Mandeville and Covington for most of her life.
Chardae was an honor student at Delgado Community College, studying nursing.
She was the daughter of Nancy Bright and Steven Poynter of Louisville, Ken.; granddaughter of Jimella Bright and the late William Bright and Barbara Griffin and the late James Griffin; and sister of Steven Marquic Bright and wife Gertrude.
She is also survived by four nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend a Memorial Service at Serenity Funeral Home, 20419 Highway 36, Covington, on Saturday, September 3, 2016 at 2 p.m.
Visitation from 1 p.m. to service time.
Arrangements entrusted to Serenity Funeral Home, Covington.

Louis Saul Aple passed away Sunday, July 31, 2016.
He was 60 years old.
He was a lifelong resident of Orleans Parish, and formerly employed with Insulator Union Local 53.
He was the son of the late Richard Sr. and Saul Ann Aple; devoted father of Vanessa A. Dejean (Ronald Jr.), Brandi David, and the late Brittany David; brother of Grant Aple and the late Richard Jr. Aple; and loving grandfather of Madeline C., Shelby R., and Abigale.
A memorial service was held at Redemption Church located at 27351 Hwy 190, Lacombe on August 29.
Arrangements entrusted to Serenity Funeral Home, Covington.

Margaret Solberger was born in McKinney, Texas, on July 3, 1920, and died on August 21, 2016 in Spanish Fort, Ala.
Her parents were the Rev. John Lorraine Oldham and Billie Jane Watkins Oldham. She grew up in Martinsburg, W. Va. and Jacksonville, FL. She was a graduate of Florida State College for Women in 1942. She married Sam Solberger, Jr., in 1942 and lived many places before settling in Slidell in 1948. She taught English in Slidell and Mobile.
In 1962, she and her family moved to Mobile where she lived until 2004 when she moved to Westminster Village. During her years in Mobile, she taught English at Davidson High and attended St. Matthews and St. Luke’s Episcopal Church.
After her husband died, she returned to Florida State University where she received a Master of Social Work in 1970. In 1970, she started working for the Alabama Department of Human Resources in Mobile County and enjoyed working with the agency until she retired in 1985. She was a lifelong Episcopalian and active in all of the churches she attended. She participated in every church activity except choir and cooking.
She was active in the National Association of Social Workers and the League of Women Voters of Mobile and later of Baldwin County. She worked with Interfaith Hospitality Network in Mobile and with Family Promise of Baldwin County. She was part of the Kairos Team which visited prisoners for many years and went on mission trips to Guatemala.
Margaret leaves three children, Jane DeLung (Charles Westoff, husband) of Princeton, New Jersey; Jack Solberger (wife, Carol) of Mobile; and Billy Solberger (deceased) of Tallahassee, FL; five grandchildren, Ryan Solberger (wife, Christine) of Tallahassee, FL; Ashley Solberger Webb (husband, Ray) of Stuart, FL; Carol Anne Solberger (husband, Phil Bush) of Oak Harbor, WA; Blair Solberger of Tallahassee, FL; and John Alexander Solberger of Mobile, AL; and her great-grandson is William Wallace Solberger of Tallahassee, FL.
A memorial service was held on Friday, August 26 at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Daphne, AL.
In lieu of flowers, please send contributions to Gulf Coast Flood Relief and Development or Family Promise c/o St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 28788 North Main St. Daphne, AL 36526.
Expressions of condolence may be offered at
Arrangements are by Hughes Funeral Home, 7951 American Way, Daphne, AL.

John Damian Olson passed away on Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016, in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.
He was 71 years old.
He was born on May 26, 1945 in Long Beach, California to George Emil Olson and Dee Colligan Olson.
He attended the University of Alabama Medical School and was a beloved neurologist in New Orleans, La. A highly intelligent man, he spent his life continually learning new languages, appreciating art and culture, and exploring scientific and mathematical concepts – a true Renaissance man.
He is survived by his children, Kyle Christian Olson, Jennie Sophia Olson, and Joseph Thomas Olson.
Funeral services were held on Aug. 27 at Honaker Funeral Home.

Sergeant Carlton Reginald Moree took his own life on Sunday August 14, 2016, losing his battle with P.T.S.D. and traumatic brain injury sustained while serving his country.
He was 41 years old.
Carlton Moree was born November 18, 1974, and was a lifelong resident of Slidell. Carlton graduated from Salmen High School, then joined the Army in 2003 during the Iraq War and served his country honorably.
He is preceded in death by his father, Dillman Wayne Moree Sr.
He is survived by his loving mother, Aida Terranova Moree; and his brother and sisters, Denise Branigan (Daniel), Rhonda Audibert (Scott), Dillman Moree Jr. (Karen).
He is also survived by his nieces and nephews, Cheryl Booty, Scott W. Audibert, Chad Audibert, Kendall Moree and Austin Moree.
He was the great uncle to Cooper Booty and Pandora Franks; loving father to Kirsten Violette; and companion to Cheryl Estep.
Family and friends are invited to attend a military funeral with honors on Friday, Sept. 2 at 1 p.m. at Southeast Louisiana Veterans Cemetery, 34888 Grantham College Drive, Slidell.
Immediately following the service, a funeral reception will be held at 1:30 p.m. (venue to be announced).
In lieu of flowers, Memorial contributions may be made to To view and sign the family guestbook, visit or, which is in charge of arrangements.

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