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Donald Soileau
B: 1951-01-06
D: 2022-11-21
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Soileau, Donald
Johnny Clark
B: 1952-12-05
D: 2022-10-22
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Clark, Johnny
Elrita Eikenhorst
B: 1933-02-27
D: 2022-08-20
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Eikenhorst, Elrita
Polly Gilmore
B: 1943-10-23
D: 2022-08-06
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Gilmore, Polly
James Martin
B: 1972-03-12
D: 2022-07-31
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Martin, James
John "Jack" Garrison
B: 1931-05-07
D: 2022-07-29
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Garrison, John "Jack"
Kathleen Luna
B: 1943-08-18
D: 2022-07-26
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Luna, Kathleen
DeAnna Smith
B: 1952-12-15
D: 2022-04-22
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Smith, DeAnna
George Farque
B: 1927-05-18
D: 2022-04-03
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Farque, George
Debra Stevison
B: 1962-01-09
D: 2022-03-18
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Stevison, Debra
Sandra Langley
B: 1953-01-16
D: 2022-02-25
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Langley, Sandra
Kody Knowlton
B: 1988-10-15
D: 2022-02-19
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Knowlton, Kody
Lorena Haley
B: 1943-03-06
D: 2022-02-08
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Haley, Lorena
Joseph " Buddy" Granger
B: 1938-08-04
D: 2022-02-02
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Granger, Joseph " Buddy"
Drury Kyson
B: 1962-07-31
D: 2022-01-28
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Kyson, Drury
Maxie Martin
B: 1935-09-10
D: 2022-01-23
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Martin, Maxie
Robert Reardon
B: 1946-02-10
D: 2022-01-02
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Reardon, Robert
Ethel Mele
B: 1928-12-03
D: 2021-12-21
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Mele, Ethel
Robert LaFleur
B: 1931-12-28
D: 2021-12-09
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LaFleur, Robert
Lincoln Chase
B: 2018-12-12
D: 2021-10-10
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Chase, Lincoln
Allen Trahan
B: 1933-11-16
D: 2021-09-28
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Trahan, Allen

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Louisiana Cremation Regulations

Per Louisiana Revised Statues 37:876 the following persons, in the priority listed, have the right to serve as an authorizing agent for cremation:

 
(1) Any person arranging the cremation, if the decedent has given specific directions in the form of a notarial testament or a written and notarized declaration providing for disposition of his remains by cremation. 
 
(2) The person designated to control disposition by the decedent in the form of a notarial testament or a written and notarized declaration. 
 
(3) The surviving spouse, if there is no pending petition for divorce filed by either spouse prior to the death of the decedent spouse. 
 
(4) A majority of the surviving adult children of the decedent.
 
(5) A majority of the surviving adult grandchildren of the decedent.
 
(6) The surviving parents of the decedent.
 
(7) A majority of the surviving adult siblings of the decedent.
 
(8) A majority of the surviving adult persons respectively in the next degree of kindred as provided in Civil Code Articles 880 et seq. 
 
B. Notwithstanding the provisions of Subsection A of this Section, if the coroner releases the remains of a decedent to an interested person pursuant to R.S. 9:1551(A)(l), such person may serve as the authorizing agent for cremation.
 
C. If the required authorization cannot be obtained, a final judgment of a district court shall be required.