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ew Orleans, La., died in Gulfport, Miss., on September 7, 2015.ż0aCarmen lived most of her life in St. Bernard Parish, La., but had lived in Diamondhead for the past 10 years. She was a loving mother, grandmother and friend and will be dearly missed.ż0aShe was preceded in death by her parents, Joaquin Cruz and Fannie Cruz-Smith.ż0aShe is survived by her children, Kurt J. Ruiz (Carmen), Shannon Matrana (Camile), and Danica Favre (Jamie); six grandchildren, Brit Ordes, Dexter Matrana, Morgan Matrana, Michael Taylor III, Olivia Ruiz and Beaux Favre.ż0aShe generously donated her remains to the University of Mississippi Medical Center.ż0aThe family will celebrate a memorial to her life at a later date.ż0aż0a***image2:left***ż0aBetty Velascoż0aBetty Anne Thornton Velasco received her wings on September 19, 2015 at the home of her niece, Darlene Storey in Kiln, MS.ż0aBetty was born April 12, 1925 in Pollock, LA in Grant Parish to Dennis & Elizabeth Johnson Thornton. She was the granddaughter of Robert "Bo
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relocated to San Diego, CA where her son Joseph and his wife Julia lives. The end of March 2015 her two nieces, Linda Patch & Darlene Storey went to San Diego, CA and brought her back to Hancock County in time to celebrate her 90th birthday.ż0aThe Funeral Service was held on Tuesday, September 22, 2015 at Edmond Fahey Funeral Home in Bay St. Louis, MS. Visitation was from 10:00 am until 11:00 am and the Prayer Service followed at 11:00 am. Interment was in Cedar Rest Cemetery also in Bay St. Louis.ż0aEdmond Fahey Funeral Home in Bay St. Louis, MS was in charge of the arrangements.ĦautoĦautoĦ19Ħobit_-_santa_cruz_for_web.jpgĦ172-velasco_for_web.jpgĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦ7Ħ44ĦpmĦ2ĦĦ1ĦĦĦobit_-_santa_cruz_for_web.jpgĦ172-velasco_for_web.jpgĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦ175Ħ179ĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦ200Ħ200ĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦ2ĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦ2015092210744ĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦĦ 9155Ħ1442969220Ħ2Ħ1442969220Ħ2Ħ9Ħ22Ħ2015ĦRocks rush past Warriors, Tigers rout IrishĦThe St. Stanislaus retired beverage and banquet employee at Beau Rivage Casino, has been holding a golf tournament and festival with friends for all these years and the Mammography Assistance Program has been the beneficiary.ż0aJust last year, the Hancock Medical Foundation honored Tucker with a “Distinguished Service Award” for the work she continues to do and she was among Hancock County’s top citizens of the year at the annual Hancock Chamber Awards Gala last August.ż0a“There is no doubt that lives have been saved due to early detection of breast cancer as a result of this program,” said Hancock Medical mammographer Shirley Kilpatrick. “Linda and friends are making a big impact with their fundraising efforts.”ż0aTucker continues on with her work in honor of friend Charlene Schneider, who passed in 2006. Two of Tucker’s aunts were diagnosed with breast c