Obituaries – August 3

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Obituaries – August 3

use this melissa doyleMelissa Ann Doyle, 47 of Covington, passed away on Monday, July 31, 2017. She was born on October 26, 1969 in New Orleans to Theodore Doyle and Brenda Haydel Doyle.
Melissa is survived by her two children Coty Steinmann and Katy Steinmann, her grandson Vincent Lipari, and her parents.
Melissa grew up in St. Bernard Parish and graduated from Andrew Jackson High School. After graduation she attended Nunez Community College. In 2006, she relocated to Covington with her family. In her spare time, Melissa enjoyed spending time with her grandson.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral services at E.J. Fielding Funeral Home, 2260 W. 21st Avenue, Covington, on Friday, August 7 at 11 a.m. with visitation on Monday beginning at 10 a.m. Please sign the E.J. Fielding Funeral Home online Guest Book at


use this D-Webster-Owens-1501487953Daniel “Webster” Owens Sr. passed away on Saturday, July 29, 2017 in Mandeville.
He was born April 15, 1929 just southeast of Moundville, AL to Ida Mae McCray Owens and Lamar Woodfin Owens. He has been a resident of St. Tammany Parish since 1971. The beloved husband of Betty Ruth Peters Owens, he is survived by his son – Daniel W. Owens, Jr. (Brenda); his daughter – Sherri “Lil” Cooper (Michael); two brothers – Winston and Paul Owens; five grandchildren – Jacob Owens, Sr. (Stacy), Courtney Owens, Jennifer Crow (Matt), Jason Cooper (Lydia) and Megan Cooper; and four great grandchildren – Jacob Jr. and Jaxon Owens, Lucas Crow and Shiloh Cooper. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother-Aubrey Owens, and his great grandson Karter Cooper.
SFC Daniel Webster Owens Sr served his country proudly in the Korean War in 1951 overseas. After his active duty he continued his service with the Alabama National Guard for many years. He then began his journey in life with Betty Ruth Peters Owens in 1952. As a graduate of Troy State University he continued his journeys as an auditor with the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. until retirement in 1989. He then continued his teachings with his son Daniel W. Owens Jr. and his grandson Jacob D. Owens Sr. at Superior Tire of SE La Inc located in Mandeville and Covington La. from 1990 to 2017. His presence will be missed by all.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend memorial services at noon on Thursday, August 3, 2017 at E.J. Fielding Funeral Home, 2260 W. 21st Ave. Covington, LA 70433.
Visiting hours on Thursday will begin at 10 a.m.
Interment at the Southeast LA Veterans Cemetery in Slidell will take place privately at a later date.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the American Cancer Society,


use this Dewey-Harper-1501157912Dewey “Randy” Harper passed away on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at the age of 65.
Son of the late Winifred Raye Lackey Harper and Donald Victor Harper. He is survived by one brother, Donald “Bart” Harper; two sisters, Karren Sharp (Larry Sharp, Jr.) and Kelle Jenkins (Michael Jenkins); four nephews, David Clay Shook, Benton Cole Shook, Alex Cody Shook and Christopher Michael Jenkins; two nieces, Emily Jenkins Searle and Abigail Karren Jenkins; six great-nephews, Benton, Jr., Bill, Ethan, Elliott, Joey and Jordan; and one great-niece, Lilly May.
Mr. Harper was a native of Knoxville, TN and a resident of Bush, LA. He graduated from Sam Houston University with a BS Degree and was a Glazer Design Specialist. He was a member of Jerusalem Baptist Church where he sang in the choir and taught Sunday school. He enjoyed reading his Bible, traveling, watching the Texas Rangers and NASCAR.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral services at Jerusalem Baptist Church, 24479 Highway 40, Bush, LA 70431 on Saturday, August 5, 2017 at 2:00 PM with visitation at church on Saturday beginning at noon.
Interment will follow in Galloway Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in memory of Mr. Harper to be made to The Gideons International, P.O. Box 140800, Nashville, TN 37214.

use this Louis-Doody-1501076785Louis Clarence Doody Jr., was born in New Orleans, on Monday, February 05, 1940 and died peacefully at his home in Covington on Monday, July 24, 2017.
Survived by his Wife – Barbara Pettett Doody, Daughters – Dana Lori Doody (Linda Bryant), Mary Lyn Doody-Rawls (David Rawls), Kathleen Doody (Jay Joyce), Step-Son – Daniel Frederick Reasor, Jr. (Melodee), Grandchildren – Ashley Rawls, Nicholas Rawls, Jason Reasor, Jessica DeFrances (Dan) and Justine Reasor.
He was predeceased by his Father – Louis Clarence Doody, Sr., and Mother – Elsie Conner both of New Orleans.
He was a graduate of Tulane University, a senior partner of the CPA firm of Doody and Doody, New Orleans and Metairie. He belonged to the AICPA; Louisiana State Board of CPAs, Louisiana Society of CPAs and was a member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Covington.
Many thanks to Dr. Gabriel Lasala, Lakeview Hospital, and the Covington Fire Department.
Memorial donations may be made either to Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, #1 N. Marigold Dr., Covington, LA 70433 or St. Paul’s School, 917 S. Jahncke Ave., Covington, LA 70433 or St. Tammany Parish Humane Society, 20384 Harrison Ave. Covington, LA 70433 .
All services and interment were private.

use this Boliver-Talley-1500920392Boliver Ealy “B.E.” Talley Jr. passed away on Monday, July 24, 2017 at his home in Folsom. He was born on May 20, 1927 in Bogalusa, LA to the late Boliver Ealy Talley, Sr. and Iola Jenkins Talley.
B.E. married his beloved wife, the late Juanita Pounds Talley, on December 23, 1944. They were married for 63 years. He was the loving father of Delbert Talley (Alice Bjorklund Talley). He was the proud grandfather of Brandon Talley and Whitney T. Bendeck (Oscar); great-grandfather of Bailee Bendeck, Emile Bendeck, Kiersten Talley, Avery Dolese, and Ross Talley. He was the brother of Thomas Leroy “Tonnie” Talley.
B.E. retired from the United States Army as a Major. He served in the occupation army in Germany twice. He also served in Korea during the Korean War and in Iran.
Relatives and friends were invited to the Funeral Service at E.J. Fielding Funeral Home, 2260 W. 21st Avenue, Covington on Thursday, July 27. Interment followed the service at Pinecrest Memorial Gardens Mausoleum, Covington.
use this Ernest-Galloway-1501074631Ernest “Buddy” Galloway passed away on Tuesday, July 26, 2017 at the age of 76.
Beloved husband of 39 years to Luisa Galloway. Loving father of Jeff Galloway, Kevin Galloway and Catherine Dawn Benitez. Father-in-law of Nikki Galloway and Mike Benitez. Son of the late Ada Delphine Taylor Galloway and David Thomas Galloway. Brother of the late Howard, Arnold, JD, Willie, Jerry, Ranie, Francis and Ernestine. Grandfather of Jeffery, Kevin, Tyler, Julia, Michael, Carly and Jonathan. Great-grandfather of Liam and Olive.
Relatives and friends were invited to attend the funeral services at E.J. Fielding Funeral Home, 2260 W. 21st Avenue, Covington on Monday, July 31, 2017 at 11 a.m. with visitation on Monday beginning at 10 a.m.


Mrs. Frances “Polly” Dutsch Brandt passed away July 24, 2017, at home in Oxford, Mississippi surrounded by her family.
Born in Waldheim, LA on September 3, 1932, she was the youngest and last surviving of the 10 children of Richard Herman Dutsch and Marie Schech Dutsch. She started school in Covington at the age of five at a Benedictine convent where her maternal aunts were nuns. She later moved with her parents to Baton Rouge, where she attended St. Joseph’s Academy, and later graduated from Central High School, as valedictorian. She then graduated with a B.S. from LSU in 1952, majoring in math.
Her first job after graduation from LSU was teaching high school in Hackberry, Louisiana, which she began shortly before her 20th birthday. She married George Albert Brandt, Jr. in May 1955, and they were married for 55 years, until his death in 2010. They had four children, all of whom survive her: Katherine “Kate” (Leeds) Barroll of Lexington, SC, Mary (Pat) Jensen of Oxford, MS, Virginia Brandt of St. Francisville, LA , and Mark Brandt of Pontotoc, MS. She is also survived by four grandchildren: Joseph Barroll, Marie Rider, Eric Rider and Agnes Barroll; her brother-in-law Lester Jensen and several nieces and nephews.
Except for a short stint as postmaster of Baker, LA in the early 1960’s, she was a full time homemaker and mother while her children were young. She was a regular patron of the public library, and read several books a week. After her children were grown, she shared George’s interest in camellias. They participated in camellia shows and after her retirement, she became a novice camellia judge.
After her oldest child was in college, she re-enrolled at LSU, earned a Master of Accounting, and became a CPA. After living in Baker, LA for 50 years, in 2006 she and George moved to the Oxford MS area, to be near their daughter Mary and son Mark, where they lived the final years of their lives. She lived the last four years of her life under Mary and Pat’s devoted care.
Mrs. Brandt was predeceased by her sisters Audrey Dutsch, Anne Jensen, Patricia Bliss and Margaret Reinken, and by her brothers Roger Dutsch, Joseph Dutsch, Albert Dutsch, Victor Dutsch, and Paul Dutsch.
Relatives and friends were invited to attend the funeral services at Waldheim Methodist Church, 77067 Hwy 21, Covington on Saturday, July 29. Following the service, she was buried in the Church cemetery, returning to the community in which she was born.

The family requests memorial donations to Bodock Grove, North Mississippi Regional Center, 967 Regional Center Drive, Oxford, MS 38655 in lieu of flowers.

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