Burials 2008

Burials 2008

Claude Young Woolfolk (December 12, 1927 - November 11, 2008)

He died Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2008, at 3:30 p.m. at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center in Baton Rouge. He was born in Zachary on Dec. 12, 1927, the son of Richard Gordon Woolfolk, Sr. and Eunice Lilley Young Woolfolk. Visitation will be on Friday, Nov. 14, at Charlet Funeral Home Inc., Zachary, from 9 a.m. until service at 11 a.m., conducted by the Rev. Harold Babin. Interment services will be at Young Family Cemetery, Zachary.

Claude joined the U.S. Navy at age 17 where he served in World War II. He was the co-founder of Continental Auto Sales of Baton Rouge, the original Volkswagen agency in this area, and the owner of Woolfolk Volkswagen in Lafayette. He was also the owner of Cajun Country Smoke House in Lafayette.

Preceded in death by his parents; son, Claude Y. Woolfolk, Jr.; brothers, Richard Gordon Woolfolk, Jr. and Warren Henry Woolfolk; wife, Shirley Starnes Woolfolk, the mother of Claude Woolfolk, Jr. and Michael Woolfolk; wife, Lily Doucette Woolfolk, the mother of William Scott and Daniel James Woolfolk; and by wife, Virgie Ann Beach Woolfolk.

He is survived by sons, Michael David Woolfolk, of Prairieville, and William Scott Woolfolk and Daniel James Woolfolk, both of Lafayette. He is also survived by a sister, Virginia Henrietta Woolfolk (Mrs. Joe E. Brian), of Centreville, Miss.; sister, Mary Stella Woolfolk, (Mrs. Robert J. Williamson), of Zachary; brother, Martin Young Woolfolk, of Zachary; and by grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Memorial gifts may be made to the Young Family Cemetery Perpetual Fund or a favorite charity.


Barton Brian Bordelon Reinberg, (April 10, 1915 - November 8, 2008)

Mrs. Barton Brian Bordelon Reinberg passed away peacefully at the age of 93. She was born in the Plains and was lifelong resident of Baton Rougeand Zachary. She is survived by a daughter, Bette Jo Bordelon Heaslip, of Zachary; two step-daughters and their spouses, Snookie Reinberg and Chuck Newman of Germantown, Tenn., and Jan Reinberg and Dick McDonald of Demopolis, Ala.; grandchildren and their spouses, Kimberly "Kim" and Jay Roden, Kyle and Jean Heaslip, Mark and Deonna Newman, Anne and John Carroll, Trey and Sara McDonald, Cam and Matt Rinard, Katie McDonald, and Steve McDonald; 12 great-grandchildren; sister, Leona Doss; and three brothers and their spouses, Frank and Liz Brian, Hardee and Betty Jo Brian and Joe and Gin Brian.

Preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Leona Young Brian; first husband, Elmore P. Bordelon; second husband, Brig. Gen. Louie C. Reinberg; brother, Malcolm Y. Brian; three sisters, Virginia Glasglow, Ollie LaCoste and Henrietta Daniel; and son-in-law, Miles "Buddy" Pratt Heaslip, Jr. She was a member of the Plains Presbyterian Church, Fennwood Ladies Golf and Lane Pink Ladies.

She loved her family and friends, and was a diehard L.S.U. Tiger fan. The family will receive friends at the Plains Presbyterian Church on Tuesday, Nov. 11, from noon until the service at 2 p.m., conducted by the Rev. Richard Bailey, and the Rev. Campbell Silman. Burial at the Young Family Cemeteryon November 11, 2008. The family extends their thanks and gratitude to Dr. T. Lane Folse, St. Joseph Hospice, Mary Goodson and Medical Health Mart, the staff at Oakwood Manor and her special caregiver, C. C. Dupuy.

In lieu of flowers, Young Family Cemetery, 1370 Plains Port Hudson Road, Zachary, LA 70791

"She was a great mother and my best friend." - Betty Jo Heaslip


Robert Pettit McVea, Sr.

Col. Robert Pettit McVea Sr. died at 8:15 a.m. Friday, Dec. 12, 2008, at age 90 at his home in Baker. He was retired from the Veteran's Administration and Red Stick Linen and Uniform. Visiting at Plains Presbyterian Church in Zachary on Monday, Dec. 15, from noon until service at 2 p.m., conducted by the Rev. Richard Bailey and assisted by the Rev. Ted Roeling. Burial in the Young Family Cemetery in the Plains of Zachary , Louisiana.

Survived by a daughter, Barbara McVea Foote and husband I. Parrish Foote III, of Baker; four sons, Robert Pettit McVea Jr. and wife Judy, Baton Rouge, James Young McVea and wife Sherry, Cumming, Ga., Benjamin Shealy McVea and wife Martha and David Leland McVea and wife Linda, all of Zachary; grandchildren, Parrish Foote, Ashley Foote, Robert McVea III, Brad McVea, Jim McVea and Trudi Murry; great-grandchildren, Austin Foote, Mason Foote, Tyler Foote, Paige Foote, Holly Foote, Dylan Murry, Robert McVea IV, Megan McVea, Jason McVea and Paige McVea; and brother and sister-in-law, Coleman and Eleanor McVea, of Provo, Utah. Preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Vera Shealy McVea; parents, Thomas Scott and Grace Pettit McVea; and brothers, Thomas Scott McVea, Winston Neville McVea and Conrad Pettit McVea. Pallbearers will be his sons, Robert Pettit McVea Jr., James Young McVea, Benjamin Shealy McVea and David Leland McVea.

He was a retired Army Reserve colonel with 30 years of service. He was awarded the distinguished Legion of Merit honor. He was also a 1940 graduate of LSU in agriculture and a member of Sigma Nu fraternity. He was an Elder Emeritus of Plains Presbyterian Church where he taught Friendship Sunday School Class for 43 years.

In lieu of flowers, Young Family Cemetery, 1370 Plains Port Hudson Road, Zachary, LA 70791


Dr. Hunter L. Harang, D.D.S., F.A.C.S.

Hunter L. Harang, DDS, FACS, died Saturday, Dec. 13, 2008, in Houston. He was 91, born in Slaughter to Henry E. and Sally Young Harang. Myra Ethlyn White, his wife of 39 years, preceded him in death. His elder brother, Henry E. Harang Jr., also preceded him in death. He is survived by his daughters, Emily Claire Harang Terry and her husband, David K. Terry, Mary Elizabeth Harang Haskell and her husband, D. Michael Haskell, and Myra Katherine Harang. His surviving grandchildren are Natalie Jean Haskell, Tiffany Anne Haskell Tosky and Sheridan Lee Haskell. He is also survived by his sisters-in-law, Helen White Wall Powers, Ann Klay White and Martha Jo Harang; and his nieces and nephews, Henrilee Harang Chenevert, Ann Harang Haney, Sarah Sue Gibbs Day, Janice Gibbs Rupple, Frank O. Gibbs Jr., Jeanne Ellen Wall Pearson Floyd, Caroline Reinberg Newman, Jan Reinberg McDonald and Charles F. White III. He was preceded in death by his niece, Marilee White Mayhall.

He attended LSU, Tulane Universityand Loyola University School of Dentistry. He obtained his doctor of dental surgery and was a fellow of the American Collegeof Surgeons (FACS) as well as an anesthesiologist. He interned at Charity Hospital in New Orleans. He was in the U.S. Navy during World War II, serving in Pensacolaat the naval base. He practiced oral and maxillofacial surgery for many years. He was a member of Plains Presbyterian Church. He attended Bible Study Fellowship. He was a Master Mason, a 50-year member of Holland Lodge No. 1 and the Plains Lodge No. 135. In addition, he was a member of Linn Wood–Ionic No. 167, 347 RFM Grand Council Royal, Will M. Kid No. 424, the Tranquility Lodge, the Knights Templar of Texas, the Arabia Shriner's, the Gulf Coast York Rite College, the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry and others. Funeral service at Plains Presbyterian Church, of Zachary, on Saturday, Dec. 20, at noon. Viewing begins at 10 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, Young Family Cemetery, 1370 Plains Port Hudson Road, Zachary, LA 70791


Robert Bernard Jennings

Date of Death: 9/6/2008

Burial Date: 10/11/2008

Robert Bernard Jennings Jr., 70, of New Orleans, died on Saturday, Sept. 6, 2008, surrounded by his family at St. Francis Hospital in Monroe. He is survived by his mother, Virginia Lobdell Jennings, and two sisters, Jo Ann Jennings Hackenberg and her husband, Edwin, and Elizabeth Jennings Mills and her husband, Wilmer, all of Plains.

He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Bernard Jennings Sr.; and wife of 46 years, Paige Murray Jennings. Also survived by his son, Robert Bernard Jennings III and his wife, Mary; daughter, Virginia Lyle Jennings Colombo and her husband, Paul; granddaughters, Emma Xin Jennings and Audrey Paige Colombo; sister-in-law, Emmy Lou Murray; and nieces and nephews, E. Scott and Gregory J. Hackenberg, Wilmer H. Mills, Kate Mills Irby, Jenny Mills Gueltig and John J. Mills, and their spouses and children.

Born in New Orleans, he graduated in 1956 from Roger Ludlow High School in Fairfield, Conn., where he held the state championship in high hurdles for three years, played varsity football and participated in student government. He received his English and law degrees in 1960 and 1963 (B.A. and LLB, respectively) from the University of Virginia, where he was a member of Phi Gamma Delta fraternity, Phi Alpha Delta legal fraternity and the varsity track team. He married high school sweetheart Frances Paige Murray in 1961; they resided briefly in Connecticut before returning to Baton Rouge in 1965 to raise their children. Mr. Jennings was a member of the Connecticut, Louisiana and American Bar associations and was senior vice president and trust counsel at Louisiana National Bank (now Chase). He held the position of special lecturer in law at Southern University and LSU Law schools. Mr. Jennings sang baritone for many years in the Baton Rouge Symphony Chorus, acted with the Baton Rouge Little Theater, was a regular attendee of the annual Faulkner & Yoknapatawpha Conference at Ole Miss and took a yearly silent retreat at Manresa on the Mississippi. He authored a dozen short stories and more than 100 poems, and actively participated in writers groups and poetry readings in Baton Rouge. He rebuilt and restored a 1954 Jaguar XK120 Roadster, and had an affinity for the visual arts, particularly sculpture.

Mr. Jennings was an inspiration to all who knew him over the last 10 years of his life, as he so graciously accepted the physical limitations caused by an aneurysm in 1998.

The family wishes to extend their sincerest gratitude to his numerous friends who remained faithful throughout the years, and to the staff and caregivers at St. Anna's Residence in New Orleans, Oakwood Village in Zachary and to caregiver Lisa Kiper. His intellect, quick wit and loving support will be deeply missed. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Oct. 11, at 11 a.m. in the Dunham Chapel at the First Presbyterian Church, 763 North Blvd., Baton Rouge, with visitation following the service. Private burial in the Young Family Cemetery, Plains.


Annie East Troth

Date of Death: 6/14/2008

Burial Date: 6/17/2008

Annie, 94, was a native of Plains and a 75-year resident of Zachary. She passed away on Saturday, June 14, 2008, at Lane Regional Medical Center after a lengthy illness. Annie was a lifelong member of Plains Presbyterian Church. Annie is survived by five children, Henry Troth and wife Gloria, of Houston, Margaret Ann Troth Hattaway and husband Dr. Herman Hattaway, Kansas City , Mo. , John Troth and wife Harriett, Judith "Judy" Troth, and Robert "Bob" Troth and wife Sheila, all of Zachary. Annie has seven grandchildren, May Ann Stroup, Jennifer Owens, Sharon Gaffney, Chip and Carl Troth, Amy Watts, and Laura Kehl; numerous nieces and nephews and 17 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by parents, Dr. and Mrs. Albert Livingston East; and husband, Henry McCardell Troth. Visitation at Charlet Funeral Home Inc. in Zachary on Monday, June 16, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Visitation resumes Tuesday from 9 a.m. until religious service at 11 a.m., conducted by Dr. Wayne Barnes. Burial will be in Young Family Cemetery . Pallbearers will be Chip and Carl Troth, Russ Watts, David Kehl, Jim Owens and Gabe Mouton. Honorary pallbearers are Albert Mills, Gilbert Mills, Hardee Brian, Tracey Brian, Kevin Stroup, Ed Gaffney and Chuck Troth. The family would like to thank the staff at Highland Hospice and Christine Williams for their loving care and kindness during her illness. Annie was the true backbone of the family. A giver of life and a giver in life. A servant of the Lord and a server of others. She was the real example of a Christian lady every day of her life. The Advocate from 6/15/2008 - 6/16/2008.


Henry Etienne Harang Jr.

Date of Death: 4/28/2008

Burial Date: 4/30/2008

A retired lab supervisor with Ethyl Corp. with 45 years of service and a resident of Watson, Henry died at 11:50 a.m. Monday, April 28, 2008, at Sherwood Manor. He was 94 and a native of Baton Rouge. Visitation at Rabenhorst Funeral Home East, 11000 Florida Blvd., from 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 30, until the religious service in the chapel at 1 p.m., conducted by the Rev. Jerry Johnson. Interment in the Young Family Cemetery, Plains. Survived by his wife, Martha Jo Hickerson Harang; two daughters, Henri Lee Chenevert and husband Houston, of Central, Ann Haney and husband Steve, of Union Grove, Ala.; brother, Dr. Hunter L. Harang, of Houston; five grandchildren, Carey Chenevert, of Lafayette, Danielle DeWald, of Watson, Lee Ann Glass and husband Troy, of Union Grove, Kyle Haney and wife Alisha, and Kayla Harper and husband Christopher, all of Arab, Ala.; 10 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren. Henry was preceded in death by his first wife, Leola Harang; father, Henry E. Harang Sr.; mother, Sallie Young Harang; sister, Lucille Elizabeth Harang; and grandson, Clint Chenevert. His great-grandsons will serve as his pallbearers. He was a graduate of Istrouma High School and attended LSU. He loved to hunt, fish and tend to his cattle ranch. Memorial donations may be made to the Young Family Cemetery Association or In His Care Hospice.

Published in The Advocate on 4/30/2008.


Edith Johnson Day

Date of Death : 3/3/2008

Burial Date: 3/4/2008


Fred W. Fleshman

Date of Death: 2/01/2008

Burial Date: 2/06/2008

Fred William Fleshman was born March 5, 1958, in Baton Rouge, and died at North Oaks Medical Center, Hammond, on Friday, Feb. 1, 2008, at age 49. Mr. Fleshman was a 1982 graduate of LSU in civil engineering, a drum major of the Broadmoor High School Marching Band and a lettered athlete with the LSU track team. From 1982 to 1988, Mr. Fleshman served in the Louisiana National Guard as a construction engineer officer, executive officer and commanding officer of Company D, 769th Engineer Battalion. He was also a member of the Society of American Military Civil Engineers. Immediately after graduation, he began a lifetime career with Insituform Technologies. Mr. Fleshman is survived by his wife, Glenda Sanders Fleshman, Hammond; stepson, Travis Van Neste and wife Carol, Wayzata, Minn.; grandson, Colin, of Wayzata; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Otis W. Fleshman, of Baton Rouge; brother, Roger Fleshman and wife Emily; sister-in-law, Nina Broyles Fleshman; nieces, Grace Fleshman and Elizabeth Ann Fleshman; and nephews, David Clayton Fleshman, Stephen Sanches, Dr. Steven Hart and Christopher Reed Hart. He is also survived by his uncle, Edwin Old, of Crewe, Va. He was preceded in death by his older brother, Edwin W. Fleshman; and sister, Mildred Ethel "Mimi" Fleshman Sanches. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, on Tuesday, Feb. 5, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Visitation resumes at the funeral home on Wednesday from 8 a.m. until religious service at 11 a.m., conducted by the Rev. Jeff Day. Interment in Young Family Cemetery, Port Hudson. For more information, visit http://www.mckneelys. com.

Published in The Advocate on 2/5/2008.


Edwin W. Fleshman

Date of Death: 1/28/2008

Burial Date: 1/31/2008

Edwin Wyatt Fleshman was born Jan. 25, 1956, in Baton Rouge to Mr. and Mrs. Otis W. Fleshman and died Monday, Jan. 28, 2008, at the age of 52. A 1978 cum laude graduate of LSU in finance, he continued his education at the Paul M. Hebert Law Center. While there, Ed was a member of the Order of the Coif and the Law Review. After receiving a juris doctorate in 1981, Ed served as a law clerk to Supreme Court Justice Walter F. Marcus from 1981 to 1982. In 1982, Ed entered the private practice of law with the firm of Taylor, Porter, Brooks and Phillips, where he practiced until his death. During his years of practice, Ed was a member of the American, Louisiana and Baton Rouge bar associations, as well as the Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel. Mr. Fleshman served as a member of the voluntary board of directors of the Dyslexia Association of Greater Baton Rouge and the board for Brighton Academy. He was a member of the Board of Managers of Sentell Co. LLC. He also served as secretary and trustee of the First Presbyterian Church Foundation and a director of the Louisiana Presbyterian Foundation. He was a trustee, elder, deacon and the treasurer of the First Presbyterian Church of Baton Rouge. Ed will be remembered for his incredible kindness, his quick wit and the beauty of his character by all those who survive him, but especially, by his wife of 26 years, Nina Broyles Fleshman, his children, Elizabeth Ann Fleshman, David Clayton Fleshman, Dr. Steven Hart and his wife, Holli, and Christopher Reed Hart. He is also survived by his granddaughter, Wren Sadler Hart; and two brothers, Fred Fleshman and his wife, Glenda, and Roger Fleshman and his wife, Emily; his niece, Grace Fleshman; and nephew, Stephen Sanches. Preceded in death by a sister, Mildred Ethel "Mimi" Fleshman Sanches. He was beloved by family, friends and clients alike. Visitation will be at St. James Episcopal Church on Thursday, Jan. 31, from 8:30 a.m. until the funeral service at 10 a.m. Burial will be in the Young Family Cemetery in Plains. Donations may be made to Dyslexia Association of Greater Baton Rouge, 12108 Parkmeadow Ave., Baton Rouge, LA 70816. Arrangements by Rabenhorst Funeral Home, (225) 383-6831.

Published in The Advocate on 1/31/2008.

Edwin Wyatt Fleshman was born Jan. 25, 1956, in Baton Rouge to Mr. and Mrs. Otis W.