OBITUARIES IN OUR COMMUNITY

Staff Writer
Plaquemine Post South

Bezet, Lola Estelle Miller “Teetsie”

A retired food service manager with the Iberville Parish public school system, Lola Estelle Miller Bezet passed away peacefully on Sunday, Sept. 6, 2009, at 10:34 p.m. She was 79 and a resident and native of Plaquemine.

 Visiting at First Baptist Church, Plaquemine took place Wednesday, Sept. 9, from 10 a.m. until religious service at 2 p.m., conducted by the Rev. Keith Horton. Interment in Grace Memorial Park. Pallbearers were Steven B. Bezet, Ernest Blanchard, Brady Varden, Kevin Martin, Jason Martin and Dale Carline. Honorary pallbearer was Charles 'Buddy" Miller.

Known as “Teetsie,” she survived by her daughter, Kathy Bezet Blanchard and husband Ernest; son, Steven B. Bezet and daughter Carlye; granddaughter Jennifer Bezet Varden and her children, Brady Michael and Olivia; brother, Charles "Buddy" Miller and wife Shirley.

She preceded in death by her husband, James L. "Nel" Bezet; son, Robert Michael "Mike" Bezet; parents, Robert E. "Bob" Miller and Lola Gilmore Miller Carline; four brothers, W.G. "Sonny," James "Petoo," Carl and R.E. Miller; a sister, Alice M. Martin.

Special thanks to Patsy Stone, DeDe Gourgues and Lola Cedotal for their loving care. Please share sympathies, condolences and memories online at www.wilbertservices.com. Arrangements were made by Wilbert Funeral Home, Plaquemine.

Lee, George Edward

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” John 3:16

A long time resident of Plaquemine and native of Lake Providence/ Jackson, Miss; George Edwards Lee passed away at his home with his family, Thursday, September 10, 2009. He was 66 years old. He retired from Dow Chemical after 19 ½ years of service and from TopCor/ FlowCor after 10 years of service.

A memorial service will be held at First Baptist Church, Plaquemine, on Saturday, September 19, 2009 at noon.

He survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Nancy Lee, son and two daughters, Richard and wife Melanie, Robin Guidry and husband Bryan, Rhonda Lee and special friends Mike and Brandon Doucet; 8 grandchildren, Crystal, Nicholas and Jessica Lee, Bryan “BJ” and wife Jaime and Edward Guidry; Trent and Lancen Miller and Bryce Balfantz; one great-granddaughter, Cadence Guidry; brother Jerry Lee and numerous nieces, nephews and special friends and neighbors.

He was preceded in death by his parents Buyan and Lillian Lee; brother, Bill Lee and sister, Anne Moore.

The family would like to send a special thanks to all those who checked in on and prayed for George. Special thanks also to Dr. Frederick Billings and staff with Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center and to Ersula Jones with Hospice In His Care.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center, Cancer Services of Baton Rouge, Hospice In His Care of Baton Rouge, or other charity of choice.

Spano, Salvador Frank 

A retired employee with the Plaquemine Fire Department with 25 years of service and a resident and native of Plaquemine, Salvador Frank Spano passed away at 12:05 p.m. Friday, Sept. 4, 2009, at the Southeast Louisiana War Veterans Home. He was 77 and a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean War who served on the USS Prairie. He was a lifetime member of the American Legion Post 167 of Plaquemine and also 40/8. He was a lifetime member of the St. Louis Hunting Club and National Rifle Association. He was an avid fisherman and hunter, and also enjoyed gardening and woodworking. He was a member of the Plaquemine High boxing team and continued to participate in the organization of the reunions.

Visiting took place at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Plaquemine on Monday, Sept. 7, from 8:30 a.m. until Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m., celebrated by the Rev. Cleo Milano. Inurnment in Grace Memorial Park. Pallbearers were his grandsons and godchild, Corey Spano. 

Survived by his wife of 32 years, Catherine "Katie-Bee" Breaux Spano; three daughters and sons-in-law, Cheryl and Drew Hymel, Cathy and Brian Cazes, and Charlotte and Brian Willis; four sisters and two brothers-in-law, Marilyn and Wilson Banta, Virginia McCarthy, Rozlyn Stilley, and Sonya and Troy Sandusky; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Roland and Brenda Spano, and Pat and Debbie Spano; seven grandchildren, Todd and Brad Hymel, Keslie Cazes Smith and husband Troy, Brian P. "B.J." Cazes, Jr., Toby, Beau and Trent Willis; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He proceeded in death by his parents, Frank and Margaret Hebert Spano.

Special thanks go to the administration and staff at the Southeast Louisiana War Veterans Home. Please share sympathies, condolences, and memories online at www.wilbertservices.com.