James Clinton Whitehurst passed away on Monday evening, November 21, 2016, at Heritage Manor in Slidell.
He was 83 years old.
He was born in Laurel, Ms., lived in Gautier, Ms. for most of his life, and resided in Slidell for the past two years. He worked in the shipbuilding industry, in ship design and construction.
James graduated from USM with a degree in geology, he loved and collected crystals and other rocks. He was a former president of the American Legion in Gautier, Ms.
He was the husband of the late Winnie Faye Whitehurst for 25 years and the late Mary Joyce Whitehurst for 25 years.
He was the father of Sandra Olsen (Michael), Douglas Whitehurst and Amy Joy Demers; grandfather of four, Joshua Olsen (Lauren), Andrew Olsen, Sean Demers and Colette Demers.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Turner Clinton and Grace Elizabeth Staples Whitehurst; two brothers and two sisters.
A private memorial service will be held at a later date.
Arrangements entrusted to Serenity Funeral Home, Covington.
Edgar Arnoldo Bogantes peacefully passed away Thursday, November 24, 2016.
He was 92 years old.
He was surrounded by his family and wife of 66 years, Georgina Bogantes at their home in Slidell.
Born in Panama, he and his wife came to the United States in 1950 and have been residents of Slidell for the last 65 years where they raised their only son Edgar R. Bogantes.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Victor M. Bogantes and Maria M. Bogantes; granddaughter, Elizabeth M. Bogantes; and five siblings: Victor, Jorge, Marco, Fernando, and Virginia.
Upon arriving in Slidell, Edgar began his career as a medical technologist at Howard Clinic where he was a valued member of the staff for over 35 years.
He is survived by his wife, Georgina Bogantes, their son Edgar R. Bogantes and daughter-in-law Deborah H. Bogantes; and their four children: Edgar R. Bogantes II (Rebecca), Christopher M. Bogantes, Joseph P. Bogantes (Linda), Kathryn E. Hecker (Eric); and five great grandchildren: Veronica, Edgar III, Chloe, Elizabeth and Amelia; and two siblings: Carlos and Margarita.
A Mass was held at St. Margaret Mary Church, 1050 Robert Blvd, Slidell, on Nov. 30 at 10 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
Carol Schreiner Kline, of Slidell, passed away on Sunday, November 20, 2016, in Slidell.
She was 81 years old.
She was the beloved wife of the late George Malcolm Kline; mother of Darnell Burkhamer (Aubrey), Randy Kline (Kris), Steven Kline (Robyn), Brian Kline (Jennifer Pleskyte), Cheri’ Parker (Greg); daughter of the late Ferdinand and Mattie Schreiner; and sister of Marilyn Campbell, Daniel Schreiner, Christine Sarchet, and the late Louis Schreiner, and Arlene Lombard.
She is also survived by 10 grandchildren: Ronald Eugene Russell Jr, Joshua Steven Russell, Kristen Nicole Kline Foley, Jennifer Elizabeth Kline Dupree, Kristopher Steven Kline, Breck Steven Kline, Shiloh Nicole Kline Latham, Brian Maxent Kline, Cheri’ Elizabeth Parker Cabrera, Cory Wayne Parker; and 18 great-grandchildren.
She was a native of New Orleans and a resident of Slidell since 1961.
Funeral services were held on Honaker Funeral Home in Slidell on Nov. 25.
Kathryn Daugherty “Mell” Bryan entered into eternal rest on Saturday, November 19, 2016.
She was 89 years old.
Born October 30, 1927, in Mobile, AL, she was a graduate of the Baptist Hospital School of Nursing in New Orleans, LA. After working as a registered nurse for a number of years, she—with first husband Leonard—helped found and manage Builder’s Components, a construction and real estate development company in Slidell.
Mell’s highest calling and her joy in life was her family. She loved her children unconditionally, and she adored every minute she was able to spend with her six grandchildren. She was an excellent seamstress and cook, and a faithful member of First Baptist Church, Slidell. She will be remembered for her sincere faith in Christ, her great sense of humor, and her kindness to all.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Willis and Francis Daugherty of Mobile, AL; first husband, Walter Leonard Woods, Jr. of Slidell; second husband, Jack Gaines Bryan of Slidell; son, Jack David Bryan of LaRue, TX; and son-in-law, Stephen Sibley of Baton Rouge, LA.
She is survived by her children, Jan Sibley of Baton Rouge, LA; Ellen Bryce, and husband Mickey, of Mesa, AZ; Len Woods, and wife Cindi, of Ruston, LA; Patricia Freeman, and husband Jim, of St. Amant, LA; sisters, Gill Breshears, of Oklahoma City, OK; and Myrna Sandlin, and husband Don, of Canton, GA; grandchildren, Laura Jones, and husband Nick, of Globe, AZ; Becca Bryce, of Mesa, AZ; Patrick Sibley, of Baton Rouge, LA; Walter Woods of Nashville, TN; Michael Bryce, Jr., and wife Kjerstin, of Oklahoma City, OK, and Jack Woods, of Nashville, TN; and two great-grandchildren, Kate and Samantha Jones, of Globe, AZ.
A funeral service will be held at 9:30 a.m., on Friday, December 2, 2016, at First Baptist Church, Slidell. A brief graveside service will follow at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Slidell.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church, Slidell.
Martin Gregg Dailey, of Lacombe, passed away on Monday, November 21, 2016.
He was 69 years old.
He was the husband of Shirley Bastian Dailey; son of the late Edward Dailey and Alma Miles Dailey; and brother of the late Ronald Dailey.
He is also survived by niece, Alicia Dailey.
He was native of New York City, N.Y. and a longtime resident of Lacombe. He served in the U.S. Air Force in Vietnam.
He retired from Bell South after 30 years. He was a 2016 recipient of the St. Louis Medallion from the Archdiocese of New Orleans. Arrangements are pending.
Donations to Sacred Heart Catholic Church, preferred, in lieu of flowers.