Warren Douglas "Doug" Gibson

Jul 4, 2024

Warren Douglas “Doug” Gibson peacefully passed away on Thursday, July 4, 2024, at the age of 73, surrounded by family. He was born on Wednesday, December 20, 1950, in Beaumont, Texas, to the late Thomas Gibson and Helen Hand Gibson. 

Doug is survived by his wife, Cheryl Heathman, sons, Jay Gibson (Sarah), David Gibson, and William Heathman, grandsons, Tanner Thomas Gibson,...

Renée Marie Grippo

Jul 3, 2024

Renée Marie Grippo, of Ponchatoula, Louisiana, passed away on Wednesday, July 3, 2024, at the age of 38. She was born on Monday, October 28, 1985, in Houma, Louisiana, during Hurricane Juan, the daughter of Andrew and Crystal Grippo. Renée was a dedicated reader who found joy within the pages of countless books. She had a particular fascination with zombies...

Stephen Anthony Morgan, Sr.

Jul 3, 2024

 It is with a heavy heart that we share the passing of our beloved brother, Stephen Anthony Morgan of Ponchatoula, LA on July 3, 2024. 

Stephen was 49 years old, born to Jerry and Katy Morgan of Ponchatoula, LA on October 29, 1974.

Stephen was the youngest of seven children and lovingly referred to as “the baby” by all his siblings. He...

Diane Wilson Ray

Jul 3, 2024

Shirley “Diane” Wilson Ray entered the arms of her Savior on July 3, 2024. She was born in Mobile, Alabama on May 30, 1942 and grew up in Baton Rouge. She married her husband on December 2, 1961, and together they raised their two children, Randy and Renae. She spent many years doing secretarial work which she absolutely loved. She...

Don Warren Ellen

Jul 1, 2024

Don W. Ellen, age 80, peacefully passed away Monday, July 1, 2024, in Hammond, Louisiana, surrounded by his loving family. He was a fighting LSU tiger football player, Vietnam veteran, a well known figure in his industry. Big Daddy was larger than life and made an impression on everyone he met. "And just remember...#64 in your program and #1 in...

Ana Arevalo Centeno

Jul 1, 2024

Ana Arevalo Centeno, of Tickfaw, Louisiana, passed away on Monday, July 1, 2024, at the age of 34. She was born on August 17, 1989, in Sayaxché, Guatemala.

Ana is survived by her husband, Kevin Morataya; son, Kevin Daniel Morataya; father, Francisco Arevalo; siblings, Dalia Leticia Gimenez, Blanca A. Gimenez, Elsa M. Arevalo, Jose Angel Arevalo, and Claudia Arevalo; and other...

Lawrence Kelly Lockwood

Jul 1, 2024

Lawrence Kelly Lockwood passed this life peacefully on July 1, 2024, in Hammond, Louisiana, at the age of 64. He was born on December 19, 1959, in San Francisco, California. Lawrence was born with Down Syndrome, and was fortunate to lead a charmed life due to the opportunities provided by his mother and the communities where he lived. As a...

Jessie Irene Umbach

Jul 1, 2024

Jessie “Irene” Umbach, a longtime resident of Hammond, departed to her Heavenly Home on July 1, 2024, at 8:14 pm surrounded by her family. She was 89 years young. Irene proudly worked at Locascio’s Hardware store for over 30 years where she found countless community friendships. Irene was a loving sister, wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend to all who...

Billy "Wild Bill" C. Mulkey Sr.

Jun 30, 2024

Billy C. Mulkey Sr., “Wild Bill”, peacefully passed away on Sunday, June 30, 2024, surrounded by family at the age of 66. He was born on Wednesday, July 31, 1957, to the late Hillary J. Mulkey Jr. and Linda Dunnington Wainwright. Billy may be gone, but he is not forgotten. One thing is for sure, God took home a real...

George Clement III

Jun 29, 2024

George Sidney Clement, III passed away on June 29, 2024, at home in Hammond, LA, at the age of 81. He was born on July 15, 1942, in New Orleans, LA, to the late Sidney, Jr. and Hazel Vicknair Clement and was a resident of Hammond, LA.

Known to family and friends as “Sonny”, he proudly served in the United States...