BATON ROUGE -- Services will be Thursday for Myrtle Perkins, educator and first black female athletic trainer in the state. She died Nov. 11 at age 79.
Perkins was also first female all-sports trainer in East Baton Rouge Parish and retired as BREC director of community resources.
She was a member of the Governor’s Special Committee on Education and treasurer of the La. Association of Educators.
Survivors include two sons and a daughter.
Arrangements are by Hall Davis & Sons.
KAPLAN -- Harold Jones, a decorated veteran of two branches of the armed forces, died Nov. 12. He was 79.
Jones held three Bronze Stars from Army service in the Korean War. After seven years in the Army, he served 15 years in the U.S. Navy Submarine Service.
After retiring, he was a co-founder of the Vermilion Boys’ Football League and established the U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps.
Survivors include his wife Toby, two sons and a daughter.