Philip William White Jr., of Slidell, passed away on Wednesday, October 26, 2016.
He was 89 years old.
He was the beloved husband of Joyce Davis White; and father of Kristin Mayes (Charlie) of Greensboro, N.C., Robert White (Elaine) of Slidell, Susan Hart (Donald) of Carriere, MS, Jane Cranford (Mark Faciane) of Slidell and the late John Philip White (Jacqueline).
He is also survived by six grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was a native of Washington, D.C. and a resident of Slidell since 1963.
He was transferred to Slidell from Witchita, KS with the Boeing Co. and was editor of the Slidell Sentry News. After retiring from the Sentry, he began writing for the Times Picayune.
He served in WWII in the U.S. Navy in the Pacific Theatre.
He was a founding member of Slidell Little Theatre and in 2011 he received the President’s Arts Award for Performing Artist of the Year, from the Parish President and the St. Tammany Committee on Cultural Affairs.
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), Slidell, on Wednesday, November 9 at 11 a.m.
Interment, with Military Honors, in the Southeast Louisiana Veterans Cemetery.
Visitation on Wednesday after 9 a.m. until funeral time.
Donations to Slidell Little Theatre, or St. Judes Children Hospital, preferred, in lieu of flowers.
Lester H. Toups Jr., of Slidell, passed away on Wednesday, October 26, 2016,
He was 73 years old.
He was the beloved husband of Geneva Dillon Toups; father of: David Toups and wife, Margaret; Brian Toups and wife, Christi; Dena Menesses; Leslie Nicaud and husband, Brian; son of the late Lester H. and Irene Toups; and brother of: Betty Brignac; Sally Marold; and the late Marilyn Rotolo.
He is also survived by his loving grandchildren: Caitlin, Jacob, Alyssa, Amber, Julia, Natalie, Dean, Hayley, Austin, Brian Jr., Branson, Bryce, and Bethany.
Lester was a veteran of U.S. Coast Guard and the U. S. Navy.
Funeral services were held at Honaker Funeral Home in Slidell on Oct. 31.
Barbara L. Aubrey, a longtime resident of Slidell, passed away on Friday, October 21, 2016, in Corsicana, Texas.
She was 85 years old.
She was the wife of the late John Graham Aubrey; mother of Nancy Aubrey Walker (Joe), and the late John Graham Aubrey Jr.; daughter of the late Edwin and Lucille Long; and sister of the late Geraldine K. Long;
She is also survived by one granddaughter: Rev Katherine E. Walker (Patrick Williams).
A native of New Orleans and a resident of Slidell since 1958, she was a graduate of Jefferson High School, and Soule’ Business School, and was employed at Tulane University.
After moving to Slidell, Aubrey worked as a legal secretary for the Fritchie familly where she remained for 38 years, was former secretary of Slidell Junior High PTA, former secretary of Slidell High School Band Boosters, and former secretary of Ozone Camellia Club.
After retirement, Aubrey enjoyed her years at First United Methodist Church of Slidell where she served as a member of the Lamplighters Circle and XYZ Craft group.
In later years, Aubrey became a resident at Camellia Gardens Senior Living in Slidell and attended Aldersgate United Methodist Church until 2012. Mrs. Walker moved with her family to Corsicana Texas and resided at Brookdale Senior Living until her passing.
Funeral services were held at Honaker Funeral Home in Slidell on Oct. 26.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Brookdale Assisted Living/Corsicana, or Providence Hospice at www.chot.org.
Nevle Plemon McCarra “Mac” passed away on Sunday, October 30, 2016.
He was 80 years old.
Nevle is predeceased by his parents, Andrew and Mattie Mae; siblings Rufus, Russell, James, Joyce, and Opal; and his daughter, Tina Louise Tittle.
Nevle is survived by his wife, Ondalee of 60 years. They were married in Quitman, MS on August 2, 1956. Nevle is lovingly remembered by his wife Ondalee of Slidell; siblings, Evelyn Duval of Quitman, Lola Covington (Stuart) of Quitman, L. Dwight McCarra of Quitman, Paul McCarra (Joan) of Quitman, and R. Ray McCarra of Pascagoula; daughter Cindy Mills (Michael); sons Ricky McCarra (Diedra) and Larry McCarra (Terri); and many loving grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Nevle worked as an oilman for Bauer Dredging in New Orleans, La. for five years. He then began his own company as a fence erector. He worked for himself for more than 40 years until his retirement at the age of 62.
The funeral service was held at D.T. Williams Funeral Home in Pearl River on November 2.
Pastor Eric Nelson officiated.
Robert (Bob) Swinton Postle Jr., a World War II veteran and an aeronautical engineer whose work included design of the first American jet aircraft, died on Wednesday, October 26, 2016, at his home in Olathe, Kansas, surrounded by his family including his wife of 66 years, Cameron.
He was 94.
Private family services are planned with full military honors provided by the Olathe American Legion Post.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Hospice of Olathe Medical Center, 20375 W. 151st St., Suite 363, Olathe, KS 66061; St. Labre Indian School, 1000 Tongue River Rd., Ashland, MT 59003, or The Nature Conservancy, Attn: Treasury, 4245 N. Fairfax Drive, Suite 100, Arlington, VA, 22203.
Robert was born on March 24, 1922, in London, Ohio, to Dr. Robert Swinton Postle and Marie (Sauder) Postle.
After graduating from London (Ohio) High School, he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in aeronautical engineering from Indiana Technical Institute, Fort Wayne, in 1943. He later pursued Advanced Studies at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Johns Hopkins University.
He launched his career as an aeronautical engineer at Bell Aircraft-Textron Marine Systems in Buffalo, New York. There, he did design work on the first American jet, the Bell P-59 Aircomet, before entering the U.S. Army in 1944.
Bob proudly served his country as a member of the 11th Armored Division from 1944 to 1946 as a rifleman and radioman. He and his platoon took part in campaigns that included the Battle of the Bulge, action in Linz, Austria, and the occupation of Germany. He earned the EAME Theatre Ribbon with three Bronze Stars, Good Conduct Medal, Victory Medal World War II and Army of Occupation Medal Germany.
After the war, he returned to Bell and contributed to the building of the post-war fighter jet XP-83. It was at Bell that he met Greta Cameron Donaldson, who was also an aeronautical engineer. They were married in Buffalo on April 26, 1950.
His expertise was called upon in design of the first supersonic jets; Bell X-1, X-1A and the swept-wing X-2. Many projects later, he was appointed general manager of the LCAC landing craft project in New Orleans, Louisiana. The LCAC, a leading-edge technology, air-cushioned surface effect landing craft developed for the U.S. Navy, was used in Kuwait and the Iraq war. It is being used around the world for humanitarian relief operations, most recently in Haiti and Bangladesh.
After he retired from Bell in 1987, Bob enjoyed devoting more time to golf, and the challenge of matching his age by his golf score; fly-fishing Western streams and rivers; reading, and traveling with family and friends.
He is survived by his loving wife of 66 years, Cameron D. Postle; sons Robert (Roberta) Cairns Postle of Salida, Colorado, and David (Sarah) Cameron Postle of Olathe, Kansas; daughter Mary (Pete) Greta Postle-Floyd of Loddon, England, and grandchildren Conner Everett Postle, Hayden Robert Postle-Floyd and Kenneth Marshall Postle-Floyd.
The family would like to thank the staff at Olathe Medical Center Hospice for the kind and loving care they provided him in his final days at home.
Joseph Max Schutlz Jr., of Mastic Beach, Long Island, N.Y., passed away on Tuesday, October 18, 2016.
He was 69 years old.
He was the brother of Karen McIntyre, Michael Schutlz (Cheri), John Schultz and Denis Lang.
He is also survived by niece, Natalie and several other nieces, nephews and his best friend, blues singer Luther Kent.
He served in the U.S. Army and was a Veteran of the Vietnam war.
He was known as one of the top movie caterers in the motion picture industry out of Hollywood, CA and traveled around the world.
Ada Idahila Henley Singletary passed away on October 28, 2016 at her home.
She was 75 years old.
She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Alex Singletary; sister, Helen Smith; and brother, Ralph Henley; as well as her children, Craig Singletary Sr. (Denice), Shelly Alexander and Gianna Singletary.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Ralph Henley and Lottie Harper; step-dads, Oscar Anderson and Milton Harper; and sister, Gwen Singletary.
Funeral services were held on Oct. 31 at D.T. Williams Funeral Home located at 67525 Hwy. 41, Pearl River.
Mary Loretta Johnson passed away at her residence in Slidell, La.
She was born on July 18, 1963, in Picayune, Ms. Mary was a mom and housewife and a member of First Baptist Church in Pearl River, La.
She is survived by children, Natasha Burris, Tonya McCain, Bridget Provost and Donna Crumpler; her mom, Lillie Herrington; siblings, Shelia Simmons, Sandra Kiefer, Brenda Tanner, Alice Tanner, Cindy Tarver, Randy Ross, Donald Ross, Darris Varnado, Clifford Varnado and Linda Crawford.
She is also survived by grandchildren, Grace, Lauren, Luke, Seth, Christian, Makayla and Shilah.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Garnet Johnson, Jr.; and her dad, Clifton Varnado.
A memorial service was held on Oct. 27 at 65306 Hwy. 41 Spur, Pearl River.
D.T. Williams Funeral Home of Pearl River, La. in charge of arrangements.
Joycelyn E. Palazzolo Ross Bonnet passed away on October 18, 2016.
She was 81 years old.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Ellis P. Evans and Dorothy Pruitt Evans; first husband, Antonio S. Palazzolo Sr.; son, Antonio S, Palazzolo Jr.; and third husband, Kenneth Bonnet.
She is survived by her son, Dino Evans Palazzolo; brother, William G. Evans (wife Marianna); and sister, Jenelle Evans Mascaro; and seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.
A memorial service was held at D.T. Williams Funeral Home, 67525 Hwy. 41, Pearl River, on Tuesday, October 25.
In lieu of flowers, donations preferred to a charity of your choice.
Donald Lamar Beagle, Sr., passed away at his residence on Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016.
He was born on October 25, 1938 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Beagle was a Retired Maintenance engineer with McDermott, Inc.
He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Linda Cunningham Beagle; children, Colleen Breaux (Emile), Larry Gonzales (Carla), Donnie Beagle, Jr. (Paula), Mark Beagle (Christina), Liz Huey, Dane Beagle (Erika) and Dwayne Beagle; 13 grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Thomas Beagle, Estelle and Claudio Corpus; and a sister Thomasine Maggiore.
A memorial service was held on Thursday, Oct. 27 at D.T. Williams Funeral Home, 67525 Hwy. 41, Pearl River, La.