Ralph T. Alderman

Published 6:00 am Friday, November 18, 2005

Services for Ralph T. Alderman, of Jackson, La., formerly ofBaker, are 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 19 at Baker Funeral Home Chapelwith burial in Hillcrest Memorial Gardens.

Visitation is today from 5 to 9 p.m. and Saturday after 9 a.m.at the funeral home.

Mr. Alderman, 82, died Nov. 16, 2005, at his residence.

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He was a native of Brookhaven. He retired from Exxon CompanyUSA, Baton Rouge Refinery. He served in the Army Air Corp. He was anose turret gunner on a B-24 bomber. He was shot down over Hungaryand was held as a prisoner of war at Stalag IV. He participated inthe Long March (European Death March through northern Germany,covering over 600 miles.) He was a member of Baker First BaptistChurch and a lifetime member of the American Ex-Prisoners ofWar.

Preceding him in death were his parents, John W. and MinnieWactor Alderman; his brother, Venton Alderman; and a sister, YubaRedd.

Survivors are his wife, of 61 years, Geraldine Price Alderman,of Jackson, La.; a daughter and son-in-law, Sheila Alderman andLouis Dunigan, of Zachary, La.; a son, G. Thomas “Tommy” and PattiPersick Alderman, of Brookhaven; his grandchildren, Heather DeSheaDunigan, of Denver, Colo., Heidi Dunigan and Casey Parker, ofZachary, Cameron, Chelsea, Carlianne and Cory Alderman, all ofBrookhaven; a sister, Donis Foote, of Brookhaven; and twogreat-grandchildren, Hayden Burton Parker, Kennedy Milyn Parker,both of Zachary.