LAFAYETTE – Services for Francophone and civic activist Changal Dowty will be Friday. She died Sept. 1.
A native of France, she arrived in Louisiana in 1970 and assisted in the establishment of the Council of Development for French in Louisiana. She directed the French House at ULL for years and was a member of the CODOFIL Foundation board. She held France’s highest award of civil merit.
She and her late husband Forrest established funding for construction of the ULL Foundation Building.
Survivors include four children.
Arrangements are by Martin & Castille.
Lawyer, French heritage activist
GRAND COTEAU – Services for attorney John Hernandez, III will be Friday. He died Sept. 3 at age 44.
He was a partner in Hernandez and Hernandez and was dedicated to preservation of Louisiana’s French language and culture, receiving a number of awards for his work in that field.
Survivors include his parents and two sisters.
Arrangements are by Martn & Castille.
DENHAM SPRINGS – Services for aviator and former chief gubernatorial pilot Donald Murray will be Friday. He died Sept. 3.
He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and held the Bronze Star. He was at one time chief pilot for the state and the personal pilot of Governors Jimmie Davis and John McKeithen.
Survivors include his wife Gloria, two sons and a daughter.
Arrangements are by Seale.
Former utility superintendent
RUSTON – Services for former Supt. of Utilities Max Albritton will be Friday. He died Sept. 4 at age 80.
He worked for LP&L before being hired by P.G. Grambling to work at Ruston’s steam power plant. He worked for the city 20 years, the last 10 as superintendent for Mayor Johnny Perritt. He later was superintendent of the Plaquemine power and water plant.
Survivors include his wife Frenchie and a son.
Arrangements are by Kilpatrick, Farmerville.