Earl Achord Sr.
Earl Curtis Achord Sr. died Sunday, June 16, 2002, at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center. He was 61 and a resident of Denham Springs. Visitation was at Seale Funeral Home, Denham Springs, Monday until religious services, Tuesday, conducted by the Rev. Terry Booth. Interment was in Evergreen Memorial Park. He is survived by his wife, Anita Parker Achord; three sons and two daughters-in-law, Earl C. Achord Jr., Willie J. and Jane Achord and R. Jason and Tami Achord; two daughters and sons-in-law, Anita L. and John Fabre and Rebecca A. and Jacob Kropog; two brothers, Huey L. and Willie A. Achord; and seven grandchildren, Ashlee Achord, Josh Lusk, Jacob Achord, Jordyn Achord, Earl C. Achord III, Dave Guidroz and B.J. Guidroz. He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry Robert and Beulah Harris Achord; 17 brothers and sisters; and a grandson, Calvin Lamman Tyler. He was an avid sportsman, a member of the Ironworkers Union Local 623 and a founding member of the Live Oak Sports Association.
Danny Michael Breeland died Sunday, June 16, 2002, in Livingston Parish. He was 29 and a resident and native of Springfield. He was a boilermaker. Visitation was at Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home, Ponchatoula, Monday, until religious services, Tuesday, conducted by the Rev. Billie Kennedy. Interment was in Carter Cemetery. He is survived by parents, Mike and Susie Simoneaux Breeland, Springfield; and a sister and brother-in-law, Shannon and Tim Addison, Denham Springs. He was preceded in death by paternal grandparents, Jessie and Zillie Patterson Breeland; and maternal grandparents, Harry and Della Picou Simoneaux.
Virginia Brooke died at 8:47 p.m. Monday, June 17, 2002, at Hood Memorial Hospital in Amite. She was 89, a resident of Amite and a native of Tulare, Calif. Visitation will be at McKneely Funeral Home in Amite, from 8 a.m. Thursday until religious service at 10 a.m., conducted by the Rev. Starrett Cleveland. Interment will follow at Amite Memorial Gardens in Amite. Survivors include three sons and two daughters-in-law, Robert and Carol Brooke of Amite, Jim and Ellen Moss of Pigeon Forge, Tenn., and Douglas Moss of South Carolina; eight grandchildren, including Lewis, Clifford and Robin Brooke, all of Amite; and other friends and relatives, including Linda Brooke of Albany, Annette Chadwick of Amite, Jennifer Bickham of Ethel and Christina Chadwick of Amite. She was preceded in death by her husband, Russell E. Brooke; son, Rusty Brooke; and grandson, Dana Behring.
Lenell Edward Crow died at 10:20 p.m. Friday, June 14, 2002, at Sherwood Manor Nursing Home, Baton Rouge. He was 87, a resident of Denham Springs and a native of St. Tammany Parish. He was a retired general contractor and a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. Visitation was at Seale Funeral Home, Denham Springs, Sunday, until religious services, Monday, conducted by Dr. Rob Burns. Burial was in Hebron Baptist Church Cemetery, Denham Springs. He is survived by a stepdaughter, Barbara Ott; a son, Kenneth Wayne Crow; sisters, Mattie Hood and Clida Cole; grandchildren, Robert W. Posey, Donna Lee Posey, Tony Posey, Jennifer Schenk, Brett Crow and Janine Ortis; great-grandchildren, Todd Posey, Stacy Thomas, Brandi Duvic, Travis Acuff, Chelsi Hankins, Derek Posey, Lucas Schenk, Gabriel Schenk, Jilian Schenk and Kenna Hammac; and great-great-grandchildren, Raegan Posey, Blake Posey and Brennah Duvic. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lillian Guidry Crow; father, Henry Alex Crow; mother, Olive Crow Roy; brothers, Lorian, Luther and Olen Crow; and a sister, Aline and Sally Crow and Melie Peterson. He attended Hebron Baptist Church and was a Mason with the Fairfield Lodge. He was retired from Carpenters Local 1098.
Doris Ducote Fabre died Monday, June 17, 2002, at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center in Baton Rouge. She was 71 and a resident of Denham Springs. Visitation was at Seale Funeral Home in Denham Springs Tuesday and until religious services in the funeral home chapel Wednesday, conducted by Brother Les Allen. Interment followed in Denham Springs Memorial Park. Survivors include four daughters and two sons-in-law, Judy and Johnny Bordelon, Laura Fabre, Cindy Fabre and Angie and Greg Frey; son and daughter-in-law, John Jr. and Ponnie Fabre; four sisters, Rosalee Jeansonne, Betty Ducote, Livonia LeMoine and Rosemary Firmin; three brothers, Windaur Jr., Dennis and Paul Ducote; four grandchildren, Joshua and Tiffany Fabre and Stacy and Brady Bordelon; and two great-grandchildren, Myra and Hayden. She was preceded in death by her husband, John E. Fabre Sr.; parents, Windaur Sr. and Laura Ducote; grandson, Lamman Fabre; sister, Rita Whatley; and five brothers, Elbon, Elton, Reese, Wallace and Jerry Ducote.
Dr. L.E. Stringer
Dr. L.E. Stringer died Saturday, June 15, 2002, at his home with his family by his side. He was 69, a longtime resident of Greensburg and a native of Bassfield, Miss.He was the coroner for St. Helena Parish for 36 years. He was a U.S. Army veteran and a graduate of Bassfield High School and the University of Mississippi Medical School. A memorial service was held at Greensburg First Baptist Church, Greensburg, Tuesday. He was a well-known fixture in St. Helena Parish and was best known for his medical practice. In 1966, he opened the newly built St. Helena Parish Hospital and served as chief of staff for 15 years. Aside from his thriving medical practice, he was also very passionate when it came to the humane and ethical treatment of animals, so he founded The Parish Animal Adoption Society, P.A.W.S. He was also the founder of St. Helena Citizens for Good Government Inc.