Marian Elizabeth Cotton Schlessman was born July 12, 1920, in Casper, Wyoming.
She graduated from the University of California at Berkeley. When WWII broke out, she worked at the Casper Air Base for the Office of Strategic Services, where she met Lt. Walter Schlessman, whom she married and with whom she had two children, Libby Bentson (Michael) and Alan Schlessman (Terri Gallmeier).
In 1980, she and Walt moved to Diamondhead, MS. Along the way she taught bridge, sang and acted in various choirs and plays, traveled the world extensively, and enjoyed cooking, gardening and golf.
She spent the last few years since Walt’s death at Parc Provence in Slidell. She left us quietly on October 6, on to a new adventure at LSU School of Medicine. Besides her son and daughter, she is survived by her four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Her daughter Libby has written a memoir on Marian and Walter’s lives, titled “The End: A Love Story.”
Glenn Franklin Adams Sr., of Slidell, passed away on Monday, October 17, 2016.
He was 91 years old.
He was the husband of the late Helen McDonald Adams; father of Glenn F. Adams, Jr. (Linda), Charles P. Adams (Jennifer) and Michael H. Adams (Demaris); and brother of Charles Wayne Adams, Carolyn A. Lewis, Linda A. Tennyson, the late Roland E. Adams, Treas Donald Adams, Marie A. Stanley and Betty A. Vickers.
He is also survived by six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
He was a veteran of Army Transport Command during WWII and a retired Crescent City Port River Pilot.
Private memorial services were held.
Donations to Calvary Baptist Church, Slidell, preferred, in lieu of flowers.
Merle Elizabeth Smith was born on April 5, 1937 in Michigan to the late Glen and Inga Hungerford, and passed away on October 13, 2016.
She professed faith in Christ and personally witnessed many miracles as a direct result of prayer. She loved Jesus, she loved her family, and she loved to fish.
She leaves behind to cherish her memory five children, Roxanne Freeman and husband Bo, Jerry Smith and wife Charlotte, Patricia Davis and husband Wayne, Belinda Duncan and husband David, and Robert Smith and wife Christina; 15 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents Glen and Inga Hungerford, late husband/father of her children Hardy Smith, and daughter, Inga Spencer.
Visitation will be held at Honaker Funeral Home, 1751 Gause Blvd West, Slidell, on Thursday, Oct. 20 from 11 a.m. until funeral service at 1 p.m. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Slidell.
Clyde William Crain, of Pearl River, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2016.
He was 79 years old.
He was a member of The Crossing Church in Pearl River, and a member of the Masonic Lodge 456 and Eastern Star chapter 237 of Pearl River.
He loved and adored his family and they were blessed to have him. Clyde was raised in Pine, La. and a resident of Slidell and Pearl River since the late 50’s. He loved to play golf, fish, and find a good argument anywhere he could. He had many friends who loved and supported him through his final days. He loved people and the Lord. His only regret would be not getting to vote for Donald Trump in the upcoming election.
Crain is survived by his daughter, Pamela C. McLemore (husband Doug); grandchildren, Rachael McLemore (fiancee Michael Koch) and Christopher J. McLemore; great-grandchildren, Kenadie Free, Jamie McLemore, and Tyson McLemore; brother, Carl Ray Crain (wife Margaret); and his sister-in-law, JoAnn Massie.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Dean Crain; parents, Ernest and Retha Crain; and brothers, Paul and Elwood Crain.
Memorial services were held on Thursday, October 13 from the chapel of D.T. Williams Funeral Home, 67525 Hwy. 41, Pearl River.
Private interment to be held at a later date.
Kim Power Armstrong, loving and devoted mother of Caroline Conner Armstrong, passed away peacefully on October 6, 2016, surrounded by her loving family.
She was the beloved daughter of Cecelia Volpi Power and the late Terrence E. Power; sister of Brenda P. Danielson (Daryl), the late Terrell A. Power, and Pamela P. Cure (Ricky); niece of Beverly Pisciotta and aunt of Sarah Jenkins Oakes (Blake), Keith G. Jenkins (KK), Ricky Cure, Jr., Joshua Battaglia and Rachel Cure; great-aunt of Konnor Jenkins, Avery Oakes, Ryleigh Willard, Kate Jenkins, Charlotte Oakes, and Rene Willard, Jr.; and former wife of Edward Armstrong.
Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the visitation and funeral Mass at St. Philip Neri Catholic Church on Saturday, October 22 from 9 until 10 a.m.
Visitation followed by a funeral Mass at 10 a.m.
There will be a private burial for the immediate family.
Arrangements entrusted to Serenity Funeral Home, Covington, La.
Harold A. Buttone, of Slidell, passed away on Saturday, October 15, 2016.
He was 68 years old.
He was the husband of the late Patricia E. Buttone; father of Ricky English, Jr. and wife, Brittany; son of the late Harold F. Buttone and Leona Mauterer Buttone; and brother of Keith Patrick Buttone and Kenneth John Buttone.
He is also survived by his grandson, Coley English; nephews, Keith Buttone, Jr., Christopher Buttone, Anthony and Nicholas Buttone; and Vincent Buttone; and niece, Ava Buttone.
Harold was a native of New Orleans and served 20 years with the New Orleans Police Department then retired as a Boilermaker.
Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the funeral services at Honaker Funeral Home, 1751 Gause Blvd. West (in Forest Lawn Cemetery), Slidell, on Friday, October 21 at 11 a.m.
Interment will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Slidell.
Visitation at Honaker Funeral Home on Friday, October 21 from 9 to 11 a.m.
Anita Mae Miller, a resident of Slidell since 1974, passed away on Friday, October 14, 2016, in Slidell.
She was 84 years old.
Anita was preceded in death by her husband, Harold E. Miller; parents, Barney and Ira Phillips; son, Steven Miller; daughter, Mary Lou Ponthieux; and a stepson, Delmon Miller.
She is survived by seven children: Susan Van, Debbie Troyani, Harold “Sonny” Miller Jr., Donna Thompson, Joy Helmke, Melinda Miller, and Jimmy Miller; brother, Jimmy Joe Phillips; 23 grandchildren; and 27 great-grandchildren.
Anita was baptized as a Jehovah’s Witness on January 4, 2014, and was a faithfull servant of Jehovah to the end.
A memorial service was held on October 19 at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 1475 Fremeaux Ave in Slidell.
A graveside service was held on October 19.