LAKE CHARLES – Services for former Louisiana Commissioner of Conservation James Batchelor will be Wednesday. He died Feb. 26 at age 84.
He was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean War. After retiring as Amoco district manager in Lake Charles he was appointed Commissioner of Conservation and assistant secretary of the Department of Natural Resources by Gov. Buddy Roemer.
Survivors include his wife Eva.
Arrangements are by Johnson.
Police chief, alderman
WALKER – Services for former police chief and alderman Elton Burns will be Wednesday. He died Feb. 26.
He was a retired Baton Rouge police lieutenant who worked for the Walker Police Dept. 12 years before being elected chief three times and serving one term as alderman.
Survivors include his wife Gertie and two sons.
Arrangements are by Seale.
LAFAYETTE – Services for engineer Emery Domingue will be Wednesday. He died Feb. 26 at age 86.
He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II (20th Armored Division in multiple European campaigns) who served as unofficial French translator.
He was a Civil Engineering faulty member at Southwest Louisiana Institute when he and two fellow members founded the first consulting engineering firm in Lafayette. It is now known as Domingue, Szabo & Associates).
Domingue was active in a number of professional and civic organizations and long-time member of the Planning Commission.
Survivors include his wife Beatrice and three sons.
Arrangements are by Delhomme.
LAFAYETTE – Services for blues musician and producer Joseph Cornett will be Saturday. He died Feb. 24 at age 61.
He played many years with blues pianist and Grammy-nominated Henry Gray, producing several of his CDs. His most recent project was construction of The Feed & Seed venue for local musicians and artists.
Survivors include a daughter.
Arrangements are by Walters.