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Johnnie Saucier
B: 1950-02-21
D: 2021-07-19
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Saucier, Johnnie
Sybil Richard
D: 2021-06-29
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Richard, Sybil
B. J. "Sambo" Kourtney
B: 1936-07-15
D: 2021-05-16
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Kourtney, B. J. "Sambo"
Michael Suydam
B: 1940-05-21
D: 2021-05-04
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Suydam, Michael
Derrell Smith
B: 1997-02-18
D: 2021-04-07
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Smith, Derrell
Greg Sarver
B: 1962-08-29
D: 2021-03-23
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Sarver, Greg
Wilfred Louviere
B: 1935-08-26
D: 2021-03-08
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Louviere, Wilfred
Theresa Lyle
B: 1934-08-22
D: 2021-03-07
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Lyle, Theresa
Diana Johnson
B: 1949-06-10
D: 2021-02-24
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Johnson, Diana
Robert Caswell
B: 1937-07-31
D: 2021-02-22
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Caswell, Robert
Janila LeBouef
B: 1944-02-28
D: 2021-02-07
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LeBouef, Janila
Pamela McRight
B: 1956-01-29
D: 2021-01-29
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McRight, Pamela
Ronald Young
B: 1934-12-09
D: 2021-01-29
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Young, Ronald
James Prather
B: 1932-05-03
D: 2021-01-12
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Prather, James
Carol Vincent
B: 1964-01-24
D: 2021-01-10
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Vincent, Carol
Jackie "Jack" Mills
B: 1938-04-14
D: 2021-01-04
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Mills, Jackie "Jack"
Charlotte Johnson
D: 2020-12-28
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Johnson, Charlotte
Walter Allen
B: 1943-10-17
D: 2020-12-19
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Allen, Walter
Shamie May
B: 1968-01-28
D: 2020-12-04
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May, Shamie
Mary Pugh
B: 1933-03-12
D: 2020-11-25
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Pugh, Mary
Linda Tamburrino
B: 1951-07-05
D: 2020-11-10
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Tamburrino, Linda

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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.