Obituaries for Tuesday, December 7, 2004

Published 6:00 am Tuesday, December 7, 2004

Joseph Ferd Gentiles

Services for Joseph Ferd Gentiles of McCall Creek are 1 p.m.Thursday, Dec. 9 at New Salem Baptist Church in Franklin Countywith burial in the church cemetery.

Visitation is Wednesday from 5-9 p.m. and Thursday from8:30-11:30 a.m. at the funeral home and from noon until 1 p.m. atthe church.

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Mr. Gentiles, 76, died Dec. 4, 2004, from injuries sustained inan automobile accident on Hwy. 569 and Hwy. 570. He was born inBaker, La., on July 3, 1928, to Anthony Joseph Gentiles and FerdieWright Gentiles of McCall Creek.

He was a mechanic and served in the Army. He was a member of NewSalem Baptist Church.

Preceding him in death was his father.

Survivors are his mother; his wife, Madeline Rodriguez Gentilesof McCall Creek; his daughter, Vickie Gentiles Walters and herhusband, Alvin, of Natchitoches, La.; his two sons, David AnthonyGentiles of Austin, Texas, and Alan Dale Gentiles and his wife,Melanie, of Old Ocean, Texas; his sister Eva Nichols of BatonRouge, La.; his brother, Tommy Gentiles of Denham Springs, La.;eight grandchildren, Ariele, Hannah and Calla Gentiles, all ofAustin, David and Gennifer Gentiles of Old Ocean, Jason and RandallWaters of Natchitoches, and Bryan Waters of Campti, La.; and twogreat-grandchildren, Jaydon Waters of Natchitoches, and HunterWaters of Campti.

R.B. Stuard

Services for R.B. Stuard of Monticello are 2 p.m. Wednesday,Dec. 8 at Wilson Funeral Home Chapel with burial in MonticelloBaptist Church Cemetery.

Visitation is today from 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Mr. Stuard, 75, died Dec. 5, 2004, at his residence. He was bornin Corsicanna County, Texas, on Jan. 14, 1929, to Wyatt Stuard andMary Finley Stuard.

He entered the oil field at the age of 16 and retired as a toolpusher with Flour Drilling Company. He played golf for 40 years andloved to fish and quail hunt. He served in the Army and was amember of Monticello Baptist Church.

Preceding him in death were his parents; one grandson; twosisters; two brothers; and one son-in-law.

Survivors are his daughters, Cynthia Ste. Marie of Monticello,Sandra McMillan of Houma, La., Darlene Gayle Guidry of Houma, andWendee Kay Hudson of Pensacola, Fla.; his sons, Ronnie Stuard andRodnee Stuard, both of Houma; his sisters, Nona Porter of LakeTexacoma, Texas, and Syble Hammonds of San Antonio, Texas; ninegrandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.