Recent passings in the Iberville and West Baton Rouge areas, as published in Plaquemine Post/South.
Orillion Bonnie Burgess
Mrs. Bonnie Burgess Orillion, 66, of Acworth, Ga., passed away Sunday, Nov. 2, 2008. Mrs. Orillion worked as a flight attendant and as an in-flight supervisor for Eastern Airlines in the '60s. After leaving Eastern Airlines to raise her children, she was an active volunteer in the school system.
A memorial service was held in the chapel of Collins Funeral Home in Acworth on Saturday, Nov. 8, at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Larry Johnson officiating.
She survived by her husband, Norb Orillion; daughters, Nicole Fletcher, of Acworth and April Sharpe, of Cedartown, Ga.; son, Tobin Orillion, of Woodstock; mother, Margaret Burgess, of Reidsville, N.C.; sister, Gretta Maxey, of Reidsville; brother, Andrew Burgess, of Madison, N.C.; and six grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to: Independent Cancer Research Foundation Inc., C/O The Orillion Family 600 Bluff Drive Woodstock, GA 30188. Online condolences may be made at www.collinsfuneralhome.org.
Payne, Kenneth C.
Kenneth C. Payne passed away Monday, October 13 at the age of 80. He was a resident of Lake Oswego, Oregon and a native of Rossville, Georgia.
He served in the United States Navy and was a World War II veteran. He worked at Wilberts Sugar Mill from 1968 until 1977, when he moved to Oregon and ran his own service station until he retired.
A memorial gathering was held Saturday, October 18 in Lake Grove, Oregon.
He survived by his wife of 62 years, Edna “Beth” Biehler Payne, and children, Mary and husband David Lain, Tory and wife Eileen Payer, Roberta and husband Don Regehr, Jeanne and husband Pip Sutton, Susan and husband Ashley Walton, Joe Payne, Patty Payne, Kenny and wife Tisha Payne, Christy and husband Ashenfelter, John and wife Linda Payne, and Timmy Payne.
Survived by his grandchildren, as follows, Jeff Lain, Kenny Lain, Tiffany Moore, Melissa Regehr, Ashlynn Lusk, Lynnie Gibson, Jesse Walton, Hunter Walton, Gordon Sutton, Emily Sutton, Derrick Cedatol, Garrick Ashenfelter, Brody Ashenfelter, Aubrey Ashenfelter, Connor Payne, Cooper Payne, Clay Payne, and Timmy Payne, Jr. He also leaves memories to be cherished by his great grandchildren, as follows, Matthew Gibson, Justin Gibson, Noah Gibson, J.T. Lain, Blaine Alvarez, Braeden Cedatol, McKenzie Marciante, Lane Lusk, Isaiah Ashenfelter.
And survived by sister and brother-in-law Charlie and Bozo Kirkland and Jerry Winzel.
He preceded in death by his daughter Barbara, parents J.C. and Grace Payne and his sister-in-law, Eliska Wenzel of Houston.
Simoneaux, Joseph Howard
Joseph Howard Simoneaux passed away Tuesday, October 21 at his Port Allen home. He was 70 years old and born on May 18, 1938 in Plaquemine. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and a retired funeral home director.
Visitation will take place Saturday, November 22 at Wilbert Funeral Home from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with religious service immediately following. Interment will take place at Grace memorial Park.
He survived by his sister, Mildred S. Wise; brother, Allen J. Simoneaux; aunt, Rita Lawrence, and a host of nephews, nieces, great and great-great nieces and nephews, cousins and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Clement and Madeline Simoneaux, brother, T-Paul Simoneaux, and sister, Jeanette Colon.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to be made in his name to cover funeral expenses to Wilbert Funeral Home, P.O. Box 699, Plaquemine, La, 70765.
Trosclair, Boniface Gerard
Dr. Boniface Gerard Trosclair passed away in Plano, TX on Tuesday, November 4, 2008. He was born March 14, 1924 in Garyville, La.
Boniface Gerard Trosclair considered his service to his country, community and family as” an honor and a privilege.” He served his country in the Second Marine Division during WWII by enlisting at 16 years of age and served 42 out of 48 months in the South Pacific Theater. After his discharge, he returned to Plaquemine and attended Louisiana State University and graduated in 1949 in vocational agriculture. While at LSU, he met and married Donna Davis of Lake Providence, LA. He was inspired by his father-in-law, a country physician, to pursue a career in medicine and service those less fortunate. Upon graduation in 1957 from LSU Medical School, Boniface completed an internship at Touro in New Orleans and began almost 40 years of service to his community. He had compassion for all of his patients and always believed that listening was a vital key to diagnosis and treatment. Over the years, he moved his practice to several Louisiana communities including Ferriday, Tallulah and Plaquemine. In 1976, he joined James Freeman in private practice in Plaquemine and continued to practice until 1992. He served as chief of staff from 1978-1980 at the community hospital, and then became medical director. At the age of 70, he served the state as a physician at Hunt’s Correctional Institution. At 72, he and his wife moved to Plano, TX to finally retire and be close to their children and grandchildren. He continued to serve his new community through his work with the Sons of the American Revolution. He continues to inspire in his children and grandchildren that service to others is indeed “an honor and a privilege.”
A service was held Monday, Nov. 10 at 11:30 a.m. at Holy Nativity Episcopal Church in Plano, TX with burial to following at Dallas Fort Worth National Cemetery at 2:30 pm.
He is survived by his wife, Donna Davis Trosclair; daughter, Donna Elizabeth Callais and husband, Adrian Hebert Callais; son, Donovan Gerard Trosclair and wife, Shayna K.; grandchildren, Robert Allen Strong, Adrienne Elizabeth Callais, Davis Andrew Callais, Chandler Peyton Trosclair and Caitlyn Marie Trosclair.
In lieu of flowers, the family ask that any donations be sent to the Fisher House c/o Volunteer Services ,Veterans Hospital, 4500 S.Lancaster Rd. Dallas, TX 75216 or any charity of your choice.