Thomas E. Higgins Sr.

Dec 21, 2023

Thomas E. Higgins Sr., of Ponchatoula, Louisiana, passed away on Thursday, December 21, 2023, at the age of 78. He was born on February 3, 1945, in St. Louis, Missouri, the son of the late Morgan Lee Higgins and Jimmie Monroe Higgins.Thomas is survived by his sons, Thomas Higgins Jr. (fiancée Peggy Chatangier) and Brandon Ziebarth; daughter, Haley Perilloux (Charlie);...

Benjamin G. "Ben" Aucoin

Dec 18, 2023

Benjamin G. Aucoin ("Ben"), passed away on Monday, December 18, 2023, at the age of 35.  A resident of New Orleans, he was born on September 25, 1988, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, to Matt and Shaan Aucoin. Ben lived life on his terms. He loved books, corny jokes, witty puns, quirky movies, and philosophizing about and debating the absurdities and...

Joseph S. Dorsa

Dec 18, 2023

Joseph S. Dorsa, a  loving father and grandfather, of Flower Mound, Texas and former longtime resident of Arabi, Louisiana, passed away on Monday, December 18, 2023, at the age of 94. He was born on October 16, 1929, in Tickfaw, Louisiana, the son of the late Joseph Dorsa and Mary Gebbia Dorsa Macaluso. 

Joe is survived by his son, Donald...

Clint Henry Penalber

Dec 17, 2023

“For as we share abundantly in Christ’s sufferings, so through Christ we share abundantly in comfort too.” 2 Corinthians 1:5. Our beloved husband, father, brother, son, uncle and friend, Clint Henry Penalber, passed away peacefully on December 17, 2023. Clint was born on February 13, 1974, to Emanuel and Betty Penalber. His short 49 years on this earth impacted so...

Ruth Nell Miller Kinnison

Dec 16, 2023

Ruth Nell Kinnison, 81, passed away on Saturday, December 16, 2023 at North Oaks Hospital in Hammond, Louisiana. She was born on January 27, 1942 in Mt. Hermon, Louisiana to David and Hester Wascom Miller. Ruth Nell graduated from Mt. Hermon High School as the Valedictorian of the Class of 1960. After high school, she attended college at Southeastern Louisiana...

Jeremy Paul St. Ann

Dec 16, 2023

Jeremy Paul St. Ann passed away on Saturday, December 16, 2023, in Ponchatoula, Louisiana, at the age of 46. He was born on Wednesday, February 9, 1977 in Port Sulphur, Louisiana to Frances Vullo St. Ann and the late Mack St. Ann, Jr. He was raised in Buras, LA, and a resident of Ponchatoula, LA.

Jeremy is survived by: His...

Diane Fontenot Barnes

Dec 15, 2023

 

Diane Fontenot Barnes Diane F. Barnes, age 81, joined her husband in heaven on Friday, December 15th, 2023, at her Ponchatoula residence surrounded by her loving family.  Originally from Maurepas, she grew up picking strawberries before school. She enjoyed playing basketball for Maurepas High. Diane was a woman who was strong in her Catholic faith, with a natural gift of...

Mary Elizabeth Mayfield McDonald

Dec 14, 2023

Mary Elizabeth Mayfield McDonald was born September 1, 1948, in Bogalusa to the late Horace and Marie Reddish Mayfield.  She passed away December 14, 2023, at North Oaks Hospital in Hammond.  Mary was a homemaker and a member of Woodhaven Baptist Church.  She is survived by her children, David McDonald, Joel McDonald (Marisa), John McDonald, and Mark Fox; sister, Linda...

Leonard Esmond Yokum Jr.

Dec 14, 2023

Leonard Esmond Yokum Jr. passed away on Thursday, December 14, 2023, in Hammond, Louisiana, at the age of 83.  He was born on Tuesday, February 27, 1940, in Hammond, Louisiana to  the late Leonard Sr. and Emilie Yokum.  He was a resident of Hammond, Louisiana.

Leonard is survived by his children, Leonard "Len" Yokum, III, Shawn Garaudy (Cecil), and Robert...

Hugh Edgar Bigner, Jr.

Dec 13, 2023

Hugh Edgar Bigner, Jr. passed away on December 13, 2023, in Hazlehurst, Mississippi at the age of 82. Born on October 13, 1941, in Pumpkin Center, Louisiana, he was the son of Hugh Edgar Bigner, Sr. & Della Hutchinson Starkey Bigner.  He was a lifelong resident of Tickfaw, Louisiana until May 2022, when he moved to Crystal Springs, Mississippi to...