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Death Notices
Carlos Jesus Badillo, 18 months, of Natalbany, died March
20; funeral 11 a.m. Tuesday, Holy Ghost Catholic Church; interment at later date; Harry McKneely and Son Funeral Home.
Richard Lee Banks, Jr., 45, of Springfield, died March 21; private funeral; Brandon G. Thompson Funeral Home.
Henry Conley, 74, died March 16; funeral 7 p.m. Monday, All
Faith Missionary Baptist Church; N.A. James Funeral Home.
Lawrence Robert Ehrlich, 52, of Independence, died March
22; funeral 11 a.m. Tuesday, McKneely Funeral Home, Amite;
interment at Chappapeela Baptist Church Cemetery, Amite.
Malcolm C. Leslie, 86, of Hammond, died March 22;
funeral 4 p.m. Tuesday, Brandon G. Thompson Funeral Home,
Deborah B. Morris, 52, of Hammond, died March 21; funeral 2
p.m. today, Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home, Hammond.
Marie Landry Walker, 88, died March 21; funeral 2 p.m.
Monday, Harry McKneely and Son Funeral Home; interment at
Holly Gardens Cemetery.
Carlos Jesus Badillo, 18 months old of Natalbany, Louisiana,
passed away Wednesday, March 20, 2013, at North Oaks
Medical Center.
He was born on Thursday, Sept. 15, 2011, in Hammond, son
of Carlos Jesus Badillo and the late Glavys Garcia Badillo.
Friends will be received Monday, March 25, 2013 from 6
p.m. until 9 p.m. at Harry McKneely and Son Funeral Home,
Hammond, and at Holy Ghost Catholic Church on Tuesday from
9 a.m. until 11 a.m.
Services will be held at Holy Ghost Catholic Church, Tuesday,
at 11 a.m., with Robert Merced officiating.
Interment will be at a later date.
An on-line guest book is available at www.harrymckneely.
Henry Conley, 74, passed away on March
16, 2013.
Funeral services will be held on Monday,
March 25, 2013 at 7 p.m. at All Faith
Missionary Baptist Church. Dismissal will take
place on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 10 a.m.
N. A. James Funeral Home is in charge of
arrangements. Please sign the guestbook at
A resident of Independence, he died at 2 a.m. on Friday,
March 22, 2013 at Lallie Kemp Medical Center in Independence.
He was born December 15, 1960 in Baton Rouge and was 52
years of age.
While Ehrlich was recently promoted as the
Property Manager for all five of the Council’s
properties, he will be most remembered for his
management of the 600-acre Camp Whispering
Pines which he managed since 1989. Under
his management, the camp became a
Stewardship Forest and was placed on the
Louisiana Registry of Natural Places.
He is survived by his wife, Maya A. Ecat
Ehrlich, Independence; two daughters,
Johanna Mikaela Ecat, Independence, and
Reagan Nicole Ehrlich, Hammond; two sons, Blaine Lawrence
Paul Ehrlich, Hammond, and Bryce Anthony-Robert Ehrlich,
Hammond; sister, Melinda Grace Ehrlich Oliver and her husband, Michael, Mobile, Ala.; brother, Christopher David Ehrlich
and his wife, DeeDee, Winston-Salem, N.C.; and granddaughter,
Kaedyn Ehrlich, Hammond.
Preceded in death by father, Robert Henry Ehrlich; and moth-
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er, Amelia Vining Ehrlich.
Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 9 a.m.
until religious services at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, March 26, 2013.
Interment Chappapeela Baptist Church Cemetery, Amite.
For an online guestbook, visit
Age 86, a native of New Orleans and a resident of Hammond,
Malcolm entered into rest on Friday, March 22, 2013 at North
Oaks Medical Center. Malcolm was a World War II veteran in
the United States Navy. Malcolm loved
animals, enjoyed reading and watching
He is survived by his wife, Patricia
Turnage Leslie; daughters, Patty Michelli
(Tony), Karen Leslie, Judy Olivo (Buddy),
Ann Leslie (Sid); sons, Malcolm Wayne Leslie (Yvonne) and
Robert Leslie (Pat), along with 12 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and Barron, his beloved cat.
Preceding Malcolm in death were his mother, Charlotte
Cressy Darce and his granddaughter, Jennifer Paige Leslie.
Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the visitation from the chapel of Brandon G. Thompson Funeral Home,
west of Hammond, on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 from 1:30 p.m.
until the funeral service at 4 p.m.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Brandon G. Thompson
Funeral Home
Condolences and other information are available online at
Deborah B. Morris, 52 years old of Hammond, passed away
Thursday, March 21, 2013, at the Louisiana Heart Hospital. She
was born on Friday, May 20, 1960, in Lafayette.
Surviving are her husband, Philip Morris Sr.;
son, Philip Morris Jr. and wife Jessica; granddaughter, Tayla Morris; grandson, Joseph
Michael Morris; mother, Clara J. Lighter; sisterin-law and brother-in-law, Teresa and E. P.
Miller; and nanny of Sophie and Emma Miller.
She is preceded in death by her son,
Michael J. Morris.
Friends will be received at Harry McKneely
and Son Funeral Home in Hammond, Sunday,
March 24, 2013, from 12 p.m. until the funeral
service at 2 p.m. in the funeral home chapel.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Phi901
Foundation, 17526 Avalon Terrace, Hammond, La. 70403.
An on-line guest book is available at www.harrymckneely.
Marie Landry Walker was born in Hammond, Louisiana on
February 11, 1925. She passed away on March 21, 2013 in Ocean
Springs, Miss. Marie was a deeply spiritual person who cared very
much for family, treated all people with respect,
enjoyed teaching children to read, and absolutely
loved a good round of golf or a baseball game.
Marie served as Administrative Assistant for
the athletic department at Southeastern Louisiana
University before earning a M.A. in social work.
She was a social worker for many years for the
state of Louisiana. Marie was an example to live
by and was someone to always try to impress.
She instilled a deep sense of character in those
she left behind and led by example, always striving to leave a place better than when she found it whether at home,
at work, or on the golf course.
She is preceded in death by her husband William Byrd Walker
(Bill), parents Warren and Elvie Landry, and sister Rita Landry
Lukawacki. She is survived by her sons William Warren Walker (Bill)
and his wife Sharon of Ocean Springs, Miss., and Charles Grady
Walker (Chuck) and his wife Sara of Deep River, Conn.; four grandchildren: William Lakin Walker (wife: Christy), Johanna Michelle
Smith (husband: Steven), Scott Jared Walker (wife: Trinity), and
Anne Taylor Walker; six great-grandchildren; and one sister, Joyce
Landry Hughes Burdon.
Marie was a beautiful lady inside and out and will be missed
everyday by her family, friends, and those who ever had the opportunity to meet her.
Friends will be received Monday, March 25, 2013 from 12 p.m.
until 2 p.m. at Harry McKneely and Son Funeral Home, Hammond.
Services will be held at funeral home chapel, Monday, at 2 p.m.,
with Rev. Joe Donakey officiating.
Interment will follow in the Holly Gardens Cemetery, Hammond,
An on-line guest book is available at www.harrymckneely.
Death notices are free. Tributes are paid obituaries.
Southeastern Lab Coordinator Gerald Cottrell creates a misty atmosphere with dry ice during the
annual Rock ’n’ Roar event Saturday. Don P. Elberts (right), a graduate of LSU, explains
how a light bulb is energized through high voltage
with a low current to 17-year-old Garrett Gardner. EVENT
on energy conservation
and momentum.
Elberts had students
hold two weights while
they spun on a stool. He
asked students as they
were spinning to slowly
bring the weights to
their chest. The process
ultimately accelerated
their momentum.
“It’s basically the
same principle the ice
skaters use,” Elberts
glanced in awe as Elberts son Don. P. Elberts, an LSU graduate,
created an electric current with a Wimshurst
machine. The machine was named after its inventor James
Wimshurst, a British
man who created the
tool in the 1880s.
“That’s very similar
to lightning because
it’s like the electricity
buildup in clouds,” Don
C. Eleberts told students.
“One of the students
asked if it was magic
and I said no, it’s just
science,” he later said.
showed students what
would happen if dry ice
were mixed with water while others spread
awareness of the dangers of driving while in-
On the lawn of Friendship Circle, Assistant Professor of Nursing Laurie
Kinchen and eight undergrad students handed
out “Drunk Busters,” or
goggles that purposefully
distorted vision.
“Our students here are
doing alcohol awareness
drills for high school students,” Kinchen said.
“Hopefully they’ll think
twice about getting in that
vehicle drunk.”
Drills included asking
students to walk a straight
line or asking them to
stand on one leg.
Rock ’n’ Roar took place
virtually anywhere faculty
and staff could introduce
students to the campus.
Visual art students at
Southeastern offered a
hands-on art camp for
children aged 5 to 12,
from 9-11:30 a.m. Attendees created two art projects they were allowed
to take home. There was
also a baseball camp
available at Alumni Field,
which was held in correlation with art camp.
Inflatables were available in War Memorial
Park as well as food being sold by Greek organizations and live entertainment
performances from the
university’s Gospel Choir,
Southeastern Star contestants and cheerleaders.
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Public defenders Jill
Pasquarella and Colin Reingold argued that under
a strict-scrutiny test, the
government must be able
to provide compelling
data showing that those
convicted of crimes like
simple burglary prove a
heightened threat to society when armed.
“There is, simply, no
rational basis for stripping Louisianans of their
rights ... where they have
been convicted of crimes
that are wholly unrelated
to firearm possession or
use,” Pasquarella wrote to
judges in this and several
other cases.
Assistant District Attorney Matthew Payne
studies suggesting a link
between such offenses
and a proclivity toward
later violent crime.
But Derbigny ruled that
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“The courts cannot question the
wisdom of fundamental law and
frustrate the will of the people;
their function is to interpret and
apply that law.”
Darryl Derbigny
District Judge
the statute infringed on
constitutional protections
when analyzed under a
“strict scrutiny” test. He
wrote that it “is not narrowly tailored to achieve
the government’s interest.”
“The courts cannot
question the wisdom of
fundamental law and
frustrate the will of the
people; their function is
to interpret and apply
that law,” he wrote.
“After reviewing the law
and applying a strict scrutiny standard, the Court
finds La R.S. 14:95.1 un-
constitutional in its entirety.”
charge against Draughter,
but gave prosecutors until
5 p.m. CDT Friday to seek
new charges before ordering his release from jail.
Payne has said he intends to appeal Derbigny’s decision.
Meanwhile, if the Supreme Court sides with
Derbigny, the law forbidding certain felons from
possessing firearms will
be scrapped and the Legislature forced to rewrite
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