COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Services will be in Columbus for Alex A. Boudreaux, a native of Carencro, La., and the first Afro American air traffic controller in the U.S. He died Feb. 20.
Boudreaux was a Tuskegee airman and veteran of World War II and received the Congressional Gold Medal of Honor from President George Bush.
Survivors include a son and a sister-in-law of Opelousas, La.
Arrangements are by Eagan-Ryan, Columbus.
Camp Alumni organizer
BATON ROUGE -- Services were Saturday for Gary L. Hawthorne, one of the founders of the Louisiana Lions Camp for Crippled Children Alumni Assn. He died Feb. 20 at age 58.
He held a social work degree from NSU and was a supervisor with DHH.
Survivors include his father, a brother and a sister.
Retired ULL chemist
LAFAYETTE -- Services for retired head of the Dept. of Chemistry at ULL Sigred Lanoux were Monday. He died March 3 at age 79.
Lanoux was a veteran of the Korean War. While working with Dupont Corp. he invent a polymer coating which met federal safety regulations, allowing the company to patent the fiber used in making auto safety belts.
He was on the ULL staff for 31 years, serving as head of the Dept. of Chemistry and dean of the College of Sciences.
Survivors include his wife Emily and two daughters.