JENNINGS – Services for former Police Jury president Douglas Daigle will be Wednesday. He died June 18 at age 79.
He was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean War He was a Jeff Davis police juror for 32 years and jury president for more than 20. He was secretary/treasurer of Service Truck Line and also managed Intracoastal City Terminal as secretary/treasurer.
He was on the Jeff Davis Bank board and a former president of the Jennings American Legion Hospital Board.
Survivors include his wife Jeane, three sons and two daughters.
Arrangements are by Matthews & Son.
SCOTT – Services for businessman William Neef will be Thursday. He died June 18 at age 85.
He retired as regional manager of Wilson Supply. He was a U.S. Merchant Marine veteran, South Pacific, of World War II and also a U.S. Army veteran.
Survivors include his wife Hazel, two sons and five daughters.
Arrangements are by Martin & Castille.
Aviator, utility exec
SHREVEPORT – Services for decorated World War II aviator and utility executive Charles Cook will be Thursday. He died June 18.
He was a B-24 pilot during World War II who earned the Distinguished Flying Cross and Air Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters.
He retired as a vice president of Southwestern Gas and Electric Co.
Survivors include two sons and two daughters.
Arrangements are by Osborn.
Long-time registrar of voters
QUITMAN – Services for businesswoman, banker and former registrar of voters Vicki Jones will be Wednesday. She died June 17 at age 65.
She was registrar of voters for 20 years and operate Family Pharmacy in Jonesboro until 2005. She was on the boards of Hodge Bank and Trust, First Baptist Church of Jonesboro and the American Cancer Society of Jackson Parish.
Survivors include her husband Capt. Thomas Jones, Ph.D, three sons and a daughter.
Arrangements are by Edmonds.
Mental health leader
NEW ORLEANS – Services will be Thursday for Mable Palmer, a social worker noted for her leadership in rehabilitation of the mentally ill. She died June 14 at age 92.
She was the first female executive director of the Mental Health Association in Louisiana and helped develop the first halfway house in Louisiana for mental patients re-entering society from institutions. She was the first female president for the national Staff Council for Mental Health Associations. She served on the boards of Poydras Home, Southern Baptist Hospital League and Raintree Services.