BATON ROUGE – Services will be Friday for long-time state labor leader Victor Bussie. He died Sept. 4 at age 92.
Bussie was a force in Louisiana politics fora half century and was president of the state AFL-CIO from 1956 to 1997.
He was a Shreveport fireman before being elected to the labor post. He was re-elected annually after that.
Survivors include his wife Fran.
Retired Army, National Guard officer
ALEXANDRIA -- Services for former Cleco official and retired Lt. Col. Lemmie Gleason will be Wednesday. He died Sept. 4 at age 79.
Gleason was retired head of purchasing for Cleco and also retired from the U.S. Army and the La. National Guard.
He was a pilot involved in the Cuban Missile Crisis and a member of the Judge Advocate General’s Office.
Survivors a son and two daughters.
Arrangements are by Hixson Brothers.