New Orleans Obituaries

New Orleans Obituaries

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  • Friday Nov 27 | via 

    Ed Tunstall, former Times-Picayune editor, dies at 91

    Ed Tunstall, editor of The Times-Picayune from 1974 to 1980, died Friday in New Orleans after a brief illness, his family said. He was 91. Mr. Tunstall was born in Bayou La Batre, Ala.


  • Friday Nov 27 | via The Advocate 

    Skip Easterling, singer of a Hoochie Coochie Man,a P...

    James "Skip" Easterling, a singer from Slidell who recorded a mystically funky 1970 remake of the Muddy Waters blues classic, "Hoochie Coochie Man," died Nov. 21 in Carriere, Mississippi. He was 70. Easterling's biggest hit, "Hoochie Coochie Man" appeared on Joe Banashak's New Orleans label, Instant Records.


  • Wednesday Nov 25 | via 

    Can Soul Icon Toussaint Topple R.E. Lee?

    As New Orleans buries favorite son Allen Toussaint, it debates the possibility of replacing a controversial statue of Robert E. Lee with a monument to the late musician. 'To rebuild that civic space as Toussaint Circle would be a celebration of what unites New Orleanians: our joyful, funky, soulful, deep-rooted, and supremely intelligent music.'


  • Friday Nov 20 | via 

    A brief second-line mourns the loss, then celebrates...

    Fans, family, friends joined a lineup of New Orleans and world-famous musicians, outside the Orpheum Theater on Friday afternoon to continue their tribute to the life of Allen Toussaint. The composer, producer and world-class pianist died Nov. 10, while on tour in Madrid.


  • Monday Nov 16 | via The Hutchinson News, Hutchinson Kansas 

    Earl - Brownie' F. Brown

    Earl "Brownie" F. Brown, 90, died Nov. 15, 2015. He was born Feb. 25, 1925, in Garland, Kan., the son of the late Peter and Mattie Brown.


  • Monday Nov 16 | via 

    Allen Toussaint public visitation, tributes schedule...

    The life of musician, composer, producer Allen Toussaint will be celebrated Friday during a public visitation and tribute at the Orpheum Theater , said spokesman arranging events on behalf of Toussaint's family. The visitation will begin at 8 a.m. and last until 10:45 a.m. At 11 a.m., a series of invited guests will take the Orpheum stage to pay tribute to Toussaint and his work.


  • Sunday Nov 15 | via Note From The Book 

    The Passing of Mr. John Summers,

    This week, with all the stuff going on in the world, the one thing I took hard was the passing of Mr. John A. Summers. He Band director of many schools but most notable for his time at Clark High School.


  • Sunday Nov 15 | via 

    South Orange Obituary: Marilyn T. Esposito

    The former South Orange resident was in the Roseland Senior Citizens Club and ex-president and was secretary of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary. "Born in New Orleans, LA, she moved to South Orange, N.J. and settled in Roseland in 1957.


  • Friday Nov 13 | via Herald-Citizen 

    Vernon Cass

    Funeral services for Vernon Cass, 93, of the Burgess Falls community, will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 14, from the chapel of Whitson Funeral Home in Cookeville. Burial will follow in Elrod Cemetery.


  • Friday Nov 13 | via 

    For New Orleans crime lab tech, a routine murder sce...

    New Orleans police crime lab technician Alonia Singleton stepped out of her department-issued car early Saturday morning and began to photograph methodically the scene of yet another New Orleans murder - the dozen or so shell casings strewn about the area; the exterior of the 9th Ward home where the dead man as found. She had nearly finished her work when she caught a glimpse of a familiar-looking tattoo -- a cross -- on the dead man's back.


  • Thursday Nov 12 | via Bottom Line 

    Hotelier Ken Ford Dies Following Auto Accident

    HFTP is a global nonprofit hospitality association that uniquely understands the industry's problems. We assist our members in finding solutions to industry problems more efficiently than any organization via our expert networks, research, conferences such as HITEC, and certification programs.


  • Wednesday Nov 11 | via The Times-Picayune 

    WLAE to re-air 'A Tribute to Toussaint' in memory of...

    Two days after New Orleans music legend Allen Toussaint died at the age of 77 , New Orleans is still saying goodbye to a man who as much as anyone defined the sound of the city. Enter WLAE-TV, which is helping in that regard, and in a fittingly tuneful and celebratory way.


  • Wednesday Nov 11 | via The Times-Picayune 

    New Orleans musicians explain Allen Toussaint's lega...

    Deacon John Moore and Irma Thomas reminisce about their friend, legendary New Orleans musician Allen Toussaint, who died on Tuesday November 10, 2015. New Orleans musicians and others closely involved in the city's music scene can't help but reflect on Allen Toussaint 's legacy.


  • Wednesday Nov 11 | via 

    Remembering Allen Toussaint: Irma Thomas and Deacon ...

    Deacon John Moore and Irma Thomas reminisce about their friend, legendary New Orleans musician Allen Toussaint, who died on Tuesday November 10, 2015. Deacon John Moore and Irma Thomas reminisce about their friend, legendary New Orleans musician Allen Toussaint, who died Tuesday .


  • Tuesday Nov 10 | via The Hastings Tribune 

    New Orleans musical legend, Allen Toussaint, dies at 77

    The songs of New Orleans musical legend Allen Toussaint have been described as beautiful stories set to music or a handcrafted suit tailored for a specific person.


  • Tuesday Nov 10 | via The Advocate 

    WWL-TV: New Orleans music icon Allen Toussaint dies ...

    Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON-- Allen Toussaint performs on the Acura Stage on the second Saturday of Jazz Fest 2014 in New Orleans, La. Saturday, May 3, 2014.


  • Thursday Nov 5 | via 

    Man dies after being shot in the head in the 7th Ward

    New Orleans police at the scene of a shooting near the intersection of Allen and N. Galvez streets. in the 7th Ward has died, Orleans Parish Coroner Dr. Jeffrey Rouse, said Thursday.


  • Wednesday Nov 4 | via The Times-Picayune 

    St. Augustine students take pledge against gun violence

    St. Augustine High School's packed gymnasium quickly silenced as seven students carried a coffin out to the middle of the room. Senior student body president Malik Gibson, microphone in hand, walked up to the casket and shared a story about his family's funeral home business.


  • Mar 16, 2014 | via Best of New Orleans 


    With an annual budget of $2.17 million from the city's general fund and another $400,000 from self-generated funds, Orleans Parish Coroner Jeffrey Rouse's office performs two times as many autopsies than that of Jefferson Parish, which operates on an annual budget of $5.4 million . The St. Tammany Coroner's Office has a $4.6 million budget and performs 300 autopsies a year.


  • Apr 19, 2012 | via WWL-AM New Orleans 

    11 - 10 The Scoot Show 210pm, Tonight's Debate to be...

    The latest on the governor's race & run for President, including the upcoming Republican debate on Fox Business Network. Will the battle with the media continue? Will moderators focus more on issues than "gotcha" questions? And, will Ben Carson carry his anger against the media into the debate? Let's pay tribute to New Orleans legendary singer, songwriter, producer Allen Toussaint.