RAYVILLE – Services for former School Board member and banker Elbert Thomason will be Saturday. He died at age 86,
He was a US Navy veteran of World War II. He was a farmer and businessman, and former director of First Republic Bank and the Federal Land Bank.
Survivors include his wife Sarah and three sons.
Arrangements are by Mulhearn.
Cotton Council member
COLUMBIA – Services for farmer and National Cotton Council member Billy Ellis will be Saturday. He died Dec. 26 at age 51.
He served as president of the Farm Bureau.
Survivors include his wife Dena, a son and a daughter.
Arrangements are by Riser.
Educator, School Board member
\NEW ORLEANS – Services for educator and School Board member Elliot Willard, Sr. will be Saturday. He died Dec. 24 at age 82.
As a high school athlete he held the city-wide 100-yard dash record and was one of the fastest prep runners in the nation and attended Xavier University on a track scholarship. He was former principal of Booker T. Washington High and was an assistant superintendent of education during the administration of Gov. Edwin Edwards.
He was an administrator in the office of DA Harry C. Connick, Sr. and was elected twice to the Orleans Parish School Board.
Survivors include his wife Mary, six sons and six daughters.
Arrangements are by Gertrude Gedes Willis.
DALLAS – Services for accounting expert and former La. Tech University football player Lucian “Lubo” Consway, Jr. will be Saturday. He died Dec. 24 at age 65.
He was an all-state football player at Pineville, La. High and played linebacker at Louisiana Tech for four years. He was J.E. Bush Professor of Accountancy in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, where he taught for more than 20 years, and was a noted expert in the field of utility finance and accounting.
Survivors include his wife Suzanne and two daughters.
Former Southern education dean
BATON ROUGE – Services for former dean of the Southern University College of Education Dr. Ivory Toldson will be Saturday. He died Dec. 25 at age 69.
He was on the faculty of Temple University before joining Southern, where he was on the faculty for almost 40 years. He was a licensed psychologist and founded the Center for Psychological Health Care.
Survivors include his wife Frances, three sons and two daughters.
Arrangements are by Richardson.