Obituaries may not be the first thing that springs to mind when you think about research, but they are in fact, regarded as a resource for historians and family history hunters alike. Obituaries are often the missing link or the best starting point for many successful genealogy searches. They are mini-storylines of a person’s life often highlighting major occurrences between "born on" and "deceased on". They can tell you a lot about someone, which makes them invaluable in genealogical research.
This database displays obituaries of persons that were once affiliated with Southern University and A&M College. From members of the Board of Supervisors (BOS) to Faculty/Staff and Students.
Board of Supervisors (BOS)
Dossman, Curley McClyde
Honorable Curley Dossman was a member of the Southern University Board of Supervisors for 12 years.
He was also a Principal at W. W. Stewart Elementary School from 1969 until 1983.
Carpenter, Dana, Dr.
Dr. Carpenter served as Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, Associate Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Management and University College, and Director of Academic Outreach Programs at Southern University in Baton Rouge.
Harrison, Elton C. (EC), Dr.
Dr. Harrison, while at Southern University served as Director and Professor of Industrial Technology, Coordinator of Instruction, Dean of the Graduate School, Dean of Instruction, Dean of the University and Vice President for the Baton Rouge campus.
This particular section contains obituaries of persons throughout the city of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The official obituary is not available online but is available in the Archives & Manuscripts Department.