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Doris " Jan" Suydam
B: 1945-03-06
D: 2024-02-08
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Suydam, Doris " Jan"
Aurelie Courville
B: 1946-09-23
D: 2024-01-07
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Courville, Aurelie
Pierre Savant
B: 1955-03-09
D: 2024-01-04
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Savant, Pierre
Exie Mitchell
B: 1939-07-17
D: 2023-12-29
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Mitchell, Exie
Shon Manuel
B: 1966-02-01
D: 2023-12-23
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Manuel, Shon
Kevin Davis
B: 1963-07-15
D: 2023-12-21
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Davis, Kevin
Larry Kingsley
B: 1965-04-15
D: 2023-12-17
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Kingsley, Larry
Lois Hoyler
B: 1926-04-14
D: 2023-12-16
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Hoyler, Lois
Sherry Smith
B: 1971-12-16
D: 2023-12-12
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Smith, Sherry
Genora Sonnier
B: 1942-02-02
D: 2023-12-04
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Sonnier, Genora
Rita Broussard
B: 1962-11-13
D: 2023-12-01
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Broussard, Rita
Joseph Gilbert
B: 1959-08-29
D: 2023-11-19
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Gilbert, Joseph
Charlotte Bickford
B: 1950-02-05
D: 2023-11-02
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Bickford, Charlotte
Shannon Hill
B: 1970-06-05
D: 2023-11-01
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Hill, Shannon
Kathleen Hundley
B: 1937-08-04
D: 2023-09-20
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Hundley, Kathleen
Patricia Benoit
B: 1960-03-08
D: 2023-09-06
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Benoit, Patricia
Joseph Mele
B: 2005-07-26
D: 2023-09-03
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Mele, Joseph
Nora Verrett
B: 1955-06-30
D: 2023-08-14
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Verrett, Nora
Walter Alleman
B: 1944-10-01
D: 2023-07-15
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Alleman, Walter
Joseph Ange
B: 1953-11-14
D: 2023-06-10
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Ange, Joseph
Kevin Ewalt
B: 1956-09-30
D: 2023-05-24
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Ewalt, Kevin

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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.