Obituaries – April 13

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Obituaries – April 13

Homer FritchieHomer Fritchie, a native of Slidell went to be with the Lord on Monday April 3, 2017 in Rockledge, Florida.

He was 81 years old and a faithful servant of Jesus Christ. His family, who will miss him always, are his wife of 34 years, Sharon; his daughter Pamela McDonald and son-in-law Michael, his grandchildren: Joshua McDonald (Sarah), Elisha McDonald Vincent (Zackery), John Michael McDonald and Ashley McDonald of Orlando, Florida, stepson Michael Hinshaw of Rockledge, Florida, and Homer’s sisters: Nelouise Williams of Atlanta, Georgia, Barbara Ware of Alexandria, Louisiana, Beth Dendinger and Grace Burkes both of Slidell.

 A graduate of L.S.U., Homer had several successful careers, including Real Estate, Antique Business, and the well known Salmen Fritchie House Bed & Breakfast in Slidell. He and his wife Sharon retired in 2000 and moved to the Melbourne, Florida area.

Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the memorial services at Honaker Funeral Home, 1751 Gause Blvd. West (in Forest Lawn Cemetery), on Saturday, April 15, 2017 at 10 a.m. Visitation at Honaker Funeral Home on Saturday, April 15  from 9 to 10 a.m.


Constance DavisConstance Tant Davis of Covington passed away on April 2, 2017 at the age of 84.

A service honoring her life will be held at the Northshore Unitarian Universalist Church, 28662 Krentel Rd, Lacombe, on Saturday, April 15 at 2 p.m. with Pastor Jane Mauldin officiating.

Burial will be an intimate gathering held at Blythe Baptist Church Cemetery in Blythe, GA. at a later date. She will rest with her mother, father, and grandparents.

Connie was born in Augusta, Ga. to Irvin and Eileen Tant on June 15, 1932. She earned a BA in Art from the University of Georgia and a Master of Fine Art from Louisiana State University. In 1956, she settled in Louisiana to begin her family, art education career, and life-long work of promoting women’s rights.

Connie was the first art teacher in Tangipahoa Parish when she joined the faculty of Ponchatoula High School where she also published the yearbook and coached tennis. Connie went on to teach studio art at McNeese University in Lake Charles, LA and lastly, retired from the St. Tammany Public School system where she advanced the Gifted and Talented Arts program throughout the parish.

She was a member of the St. Tammany Art Association for many years and enjoyed attending gallery exhibitions near and far. Throughout her teaching career, she also worked as a fine artist and exhibited her own paintings in abstract style with oil paint and collage. She was a kind and gentle, yet strong woman who supported the rights for women and minorities.

Connie was a friend, a mother, a grandmother, and a great grandmother. She took refuge in her home, with her garden as the backdrop of many pictures and memories. Her legacy will have a meaningful impact on generations to come. Connie’s favorite pastime was genealogy, documenting the history of the Clark, Tant, Davis and Sanders families. She was a lifelong learner and avid reader. For recreation, Connie favored the outdoors, especially lakes, rivers and beaches, from which her love of sea turtles grew.

Connie Davis is preceded in death by her parents and her former spouse, Paul Raymond Davis. She is survived by her children, Sarah Eileen Hoffpauir, William Daniel Davis, and Amy Grace Davis; her grandchildren Dara Constance Sanders and Aaron Matthew Sanders; her great granddaughters Anna, Clara, and Lillian Sanders; and loving cousins and devoted friends.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in her honor to the National Endowment for the Arts or the Human Rights Campaign.

E.J. Fielding Funeral Home entrusted with her arrangements. Share a memory on the tribute wall at


Joyce Roubion CorsoJoyce Roubion Corso of Slidell passed away on Tuesday, April 4, 2017.

She was 83 years old.

Joyce was the beloved wife of the late Vick Corso and loving mother of Vick M. Corso (Susan), Gaynel Myers (Mark) and Kelly Adams (Hardy).

Also, daughter of the late Rene Joseph Roubion and Lelia Martin Roubion; sister of Anthony Roubion, Elvera Hopkins and the late Earl Roubion, Dorothy Satches, Rene J. Roubion, Audrey Mae Roubion, and Sylvia Roubion.

Also, survived by grandchildren Stacia Seeling (Frank), Christina Spell (James), Vick J. Corso, John Burdine, Angela Corso, Morgan Myers, Nicholas Corso, Hardy Adams, III, Faith Adams, Gabrielle Adams, Christian Adams and the late Mark Myers, Jr.

Also, survived by great grandchildren: James Spell, III, Grace Spell, Frank Seeling, Kylee Seeling, and Vick D. Corso.

Funeral Mass was held at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Slidell on Monday, April 10, 2017.  Interment in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Slidell.


Dorothy TroullietDorothy N. Baham Troulliet, age 90, of Lacombe passed away on Sunday, April 2, 2017, at Heritage Manor in Slidell.

She was a native of St. Bernard Parish and a resident of Lacombe for the past 30 years.

Troulliet was preceded in death by her husband– Fred G. Troulliet, her son Lloyd P. Guidry, and her parents William and Naomi Baham.

She is survived by two children: Leroy Guidry (Sandra), and Linda Herbez (VJ); six grandchildren: Lee Guidry, Kenny Guidry, Linda Gowland Beaucoudray, Jeffrey Guidry, Jason Guidry, and Jackie Guidry; and 28 great-grandchildren.

She was lovingly referred to as “Tootsie” by her family and friends and her favorite activity was to cook for them all. She was famous for her Hot Tamales and Stuffed Crabs. The family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks and gratitude to the staff of Heritage Manor for their care of Tootsie during her stay with them.



Landon BrooksLandon “JoJo” Brooks, 35, of Slidell was called to the Lord on Sunday, April 2, 2017, in Slidell.

Landon was preceded in death by his father Sonny McKain.

He is survived by his son, Tristan Craft; his mother, Stacy McKain (Richard Ellis); his grandfather, L.V. Owens; his fiance Tabitha Dallimore; her daughter Giuliana Dallimore; his siblings Amanda Brooks, Jay Brooks, Lesley McKain, Patrick Anderson; Tristan’s mother Rachel Parish; his nieces, Alexis Dusek, Madison Dusek and Summer Anderson; and his friend, Nick Young.

Services were held at Northshore Church in Slidell on Friday, April 7, 2017.



Grace SinghGrace Singh, 82 of Slidell passed away on Wednesday, April 5, 2017 in Slidell.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Sunder Singh. Grace is survived by two daughters, Birdie Eva Moses and Seema Jane Bethala; two sons-in-laws, Apollo VanIsaac Moses and Dr. Vasanth Kumar Bethala; six grandchildren, Azalea Ingole, Ason Moses, Melony Bethala, Shalini Bethala, Serena Bethala, and Liana Bethala; and two great-grandchildren, Aryan Ingole and Liana Moses.

She was born in India and lived in Slidell for the past 24 years.

Services were held on Sunday, April 9, 2017 at Slidell Seventh Day Adventist Church.




Margaret ParrMargaret Schaff Parr, age 88, of Slidell passed away on Sunday, April 2, 2017.

She was the former wife of the late Louis Parr, Jr.; mother of Louis Parr, III, David Parr (Kathleen), Eric Parr (Bonnie), Jan Breaux (Chris), and the late Richard Parr.

Also, daughter of the late Louis Schaff and Margaret Ryan Schaff; sister of Elizabeth Bensel, Richard Schaff, Kathryn Lambert, Judith Bazille, the late Louis Schaff and Robert Schaff.

Also survived by five grandchildren: David Parr, II, Lauren, Nicholas Parr, Michael Breaux and Alexander Breaux; five great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

A native of Metairie and a longtime resident of Slidell, she was the co-founder of Garden Spot Nursery and a member of Keep Slidell Beautiful.

A funeral mass was held at Honaker Funeral Home, Slidell, on Thursday, April 6, 2017.



Sammie Lee Short Sr., a native of Folsom, died on Monday, April 10, 2017 in Ochsner Medical Center North Shore.

He was 83 years of age.

Short was retired from Standard Material Cement Company, a member of Mt. Olive A.M.E. Methodist Church and served as an usher at the church, enjoying his last days at the Slidell Adult Day Care. 

Survivors include his wife, Aline Short of Slidell; his son Sammie Short Jr. of Dallas, Ga.; and daughters Debra Morrell and Gwendolyn Cousin both of Douglasville, GA, Monica Short of Charleston, SC, and Monique Short and Tenika Short Dorse, both of Slidell, LA..

Also, brother of Ola Mae Forman of Arkansas, Yaka Short of Fort Walton Beach, FL., and survived by 15 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Jacqueline Short; and his parents, Arthur and Mary Lee Short. 

Visitation will be on Monday April 17, 2017 at 9 a.m. until 1 a.m. in Mt. Olive A.M.E. Methodist Church 2457 Second St., Slidell. Baylous Funeral Home of Picayune, MS. will direct the home-going service.

Funeral Services will be held on Monday at 11 a.m. in Mt. Olive A.M.E. Methodist Church in Slidell.

Rev. Earl Robinson will officiate at the service.  Burial in the Slidell Veterans Cemetery.

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