Staff reports


After a brief illness and surrounded by family at her Baton Rouge residence, Lillian Margaret Miremont Cazes died at 9:10 a.m. Monday, December 5, 2011.  She was 90 and a longtime resident of Plaquemine, Louisiana. Mass was held last weekend at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Entombment was in Grace Memorial Park Mausoleum. 

Born on January 13, 1921, in Little Rock, Arkansas, she was the daughter of Louis Edwin and Lillian EdmeLeche Miremont.  She was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Dr. Lawrence Omer Cazes of Plaquemine, her daughter Marlo Anne Cazes Gettys of Baton Rouge, and her sisters Jessie Pauline Miremont of Plaquemine and Mary Octavia “Beetsie” Breaux of Sulphur, Louisiana.  She is survived by her three daughters and their husbands, Margaret Jeanne and Fredrick R. Tulley of Baton Rouge, Mary Pamela and Richard A. Fuller, II of The Woodlands, Texas, and Laure Lisette and Robert Van Kerkhove of Baton Rouge; grandchildren Mary Marguerite Paul and husband William of Baton Rouge, Richard “Trey” Fuller and wife Melanie of Conroe, Texas, Fredrick L. Tulley of Atlanta, Georgia, Katherine Tulley, Kristen Morales, Lauren and husband Garrett Gaspard, all of Baton Rouge; great-grandchildren Sadie, Carissa, and Shanna Paul, Alyssa Morales, Luc Gaspard, Julia Bussey, and Preston Hooge, all of Baton Rouge.  Also survived by her sister Dorothy and husband Harvey Dupuy of New Orleans and brother Louis Edwin Miremont and wife Linda of Chamberlin, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and many dear friends.  She was a devout Catholic and a member of St. Agnes Church in Baton Rouge.  Pallbearers will be Fredrick R. Tulley, Fredrick L. Tulley, Richard A. Fuller, II, Richard “Trey” Fuller, Robert Van Kerkhove and William Paul.    Wilbert Funeral Home in Plaquemine was in charge of arrangements.  Please visit the online guestbook at

Melba Fay Landry Galtier

(August 5, 1945 - December 1, 2011)

A beautiful angel was called home. Melba "Tootsie" passed away at home

Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011, at 4:40 p.m. She was a native of Plaquemine, born

Aug. 5, 1945.

A representative of Avon for 29 years for the Plaquemine and surrounding areas, she loved playing games on her computer, reading novels and bowling on Sundays with her family. Her wishes were to be cremated. A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Survivors include her husband of 47 years, Leonard R. Galtier; three daughters, Leona Marie "Leigh" Hilton and her husband, William "Bill," of Garrett, Ind., Michelle Anne Mallett and her husband, Vern, of Prairieville, and Lucille Mary "Punkin" Galtier, youngest of the siblings of White Castle; 10 grandchildren, Zach, Vania and Falon Hilton, Angela, Kyle and Adam Mallett, Scott, Job and Timothy Hammond, and Eric Hickman; three great-grandchildren, Aurora, Matthew and Jayden; an expected great-grandson, Chadwick Greyson; her two faithful canine companions, Sally and Gizmo; sisters, Patricia Guillot and Margaret

Boutwell; brothers, Gerald, Leonard "Butch" and Kenneth Landry; special niece, Lila St. Amant; special nephew, Lawrence Paul Guillot; also other numerous nieces, nephews and friends who will miss her. She was preceded in death by her parents, Lawrence J. and Lucille Mary Suarez Landry; oldest sister, Dorothy Mae Landry; and brothers, Shelby "Choupic" and Leroy "Mannie" Landry.

She is gone but will never be forgotten. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the family to help defray the cost of her daughter and grandchildren's travels to Louisiana to pay their final respects.