Mystic Krewe de St. Denis announces Maids, Dukes and Knights

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The Mystic Krewe de Saint Denis announces its maids and dukes that will be presented during the 44th Tableau and Ball, Saturday, Feb. 19 at the Natchitoches Event Center. The theme for this year’s presentation is Catch Me If You Can…St. Denis Jet Sets Through The 20s.

This article published in the Feb. 12, 2022, print edition

Maids

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Maid Camilla Savannah Ball
Camille Savannah Ball is the daughter of Krewe members Dr. and Mrs. William Arthur Ball Jr. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Arthur Ball Sr., Dr. and Mrs. William Clarence Risinger Jr. and Mr. and Mrs. Ronald James Burleigh. Camille is a senior at St. Mary’s High School where she has been an active member of BETA, National Honor Society, FBLA, and FCA. She currently serves as the treasurer of BETA and FCA. Camille was awarded the Bishop Martin Award. She plans to attend Centenary College of Louisiana with a major in Pre-Med Biology after graduation. Her duke will be her father.

Maid Jolee Brooke Fair
Jolee Brooke Fair is the daughter of former Krewe members Emily Brooke Landreneau Fair and the late James Rex Fair Jr. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Karl Landreneau, Mrs. Shirley Fair Gaylord and the late Mr. James Rex Fair Sr. Jolee is a senior at St. Joseph’s Academy in Baton Rouge. She is a member of Catholic High Cheerleading, the Cooking and Crafts Club and BETA. She also serves as a SJA Student Minister. Jolee has received the Good Works Award, Theology Charism Award, Science Charism Award and Math Charism Award. She plans to attend Louisiana State University or the University of Arkansas and major in Marketing and Communications after graduation. Her duke will be her uncle, Krewe member Michael Alan Webb Sr.
 
Maid Madeline Elizabeth Godfrey
Madeline Elizabeth Godfrey is the daughter of Krewe members Mr. and Mrs. John Phillips Godfrey IV.  She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Phillips Godfrey III and Krewe members Mr. and Mrs. Steve Armster McCain Sr. Madeline is a freshman at Louisiana State University, majoring in Mass Communications with a concentration in Public Relations. She is a member of Kappa Delta Sorority and serves on the Kappa Delta Points and Publics Relations committees. She is a member of the LSU Pro-Life Club, LSU Public Relations Student Society of America and Christ the King Student Ministry. Madeline was on the Dean’s List for the fall semester. She will be escorted by her father as her Duke.
 
Maid Abigail Elaine Guillet
Abigail Elaine Guillet is the daughter of Krewe members Mr. and Mrs. David Patrick Guillet. She is the granddaughter of Mr. John Barry Guillet, Mrs. Gloyd Lewain Martin and the late Mr. Martin, Mr. Leonard Wayne King and the late Mrs. King.  Abby is a senior at St. Mary’s High School where she is Tigerline Captain and Student Council President. She is a member of BETA, FCA and FBLA. Abby is a member of the Summer Dance committee and was presented on the Homecoming Court. She was named the Rotary Student of the Month for November. After graduation, she plans to attend Louisiana State University and major in Mass Communications with a focus in Journalism. Her duke will be her father.

Maid Anna Kathleen Jackson
Anna Kathleen Jackson is the daughter of Krewe members Mr. and Mrs. Tandy Ealon Jackson IV. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Tandy Ealon Jackson III and the late Mr. and Mrs. David Micheal Reppen. Anna Kate attends St. Mary’s High School where she is the Varsity Cheer Captain. She is currently the BETA National President and Louisiana State BETA President. She is a member of the St. Mary’s powerlifting team and cross country and track teams. Anna Kate is a member of FBLA, Preux Life Club and Calico Belles. She is a member of the Summer Dance committee. She serves as FBLA Vice President and Student Council Vice President. Anna Kate was a member of the St. Mary’s Homecoming Court. She is a member of the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception. After graduation, she plans to attend Louisiana State University with a major in Pre-Law. Her duke with be her father.
 
Maid Corynn Lea LaCaze
Corynn Lea LaCaze is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Randall Steven LaCaze Jr. She is the granddaughter of Krewe members Mr. and Mrs. Randall Steven LaCaze Sr. and Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Atherton. Corynn is a freshman at Northwestern State University. She is a member of Phi Mu Fraternity and Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society. She was on the President’s List in the fall. Her duke will be her grandfather.

Maid Ava Margaret Murchison
Ava Margaret Murchison is the daughter of Krewe members Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Thomas Murchison Jr. She is the granddaughter of Mrs. Daniel Thomas Murchison Sr. and the late Mr. Murchison, Mrs. Renee Taylor Beard, and Mr. Gary Wayne Swindle. Ava is a senior at Natchitoches Central High School. She has been a member of the Maroon Line for three years and is currently the Captain. She is a member of BETA, LEO, FBLA and National Honor Society. She is a member of Calico Belles and attends First United Methodist Church. Ava plans to attend Louisiana State University and major in Communication Disorders. Her duke will be her father.

Maid Jensen Virginia Parker
Jensen Virginia Parker is the daughter of Krewe members Mr. and Mrs. Jason Ray Parker. She is the granddaughter of Mrs. Verline Parker Gibson, the late Mr. Ray Melton Parker, Ms. Sarah Jo Marcus and Mr. Harvey Francis Marcus. Jensen is a freshman in the Honors College at the University of Arkansas majoring in Communication Disorders. She is a member of Delta Delta Delta Sorority and the Speech Language and Hearing Association. She is a member of the Student Government Association and is a Freshman Service Program Member. Jensen is also a member of St. Thomas Catholic Church College Ministry. She served all summer as a counselor at Brookhill Ranch Camp. Her duke will be her father.

Maid Larsen Elise Weber
Larsen Elise Weber is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Scott Jackson Weber. She is the granddaughter of Ms. June Jackson Weber and Krewe members Mr. and Mrs. Henry Cole Gahagan Jr. Larsen is a freshman in the John V. Roach Honors College at Texas Christian University. She is a member of Delta Delta Delta Sorority, a Peer Mentor and President of the Fine Arts Leadership Board. Larsen is Theatre Company President and has received the Acting and Citizenship Awards. She is a member of St. John the Devine Episcopal Church. Her duke with be her grandfather.

Maid Margaret Anne Wheat
Margaret Anne Wheat is the daughter of Krewe members Dr. and Mrs. Stephen Wilkes Wheat. She is the granddaughter of Dr. Margaret Wheat Carter, the late Dr. Reginald David Wheat and Krewe members Mr. and Mrs. Loran Lindsey. Maggie is a freshman attending the Ogden Honors College at Louisiana State University majoring in Biology. She is on the Dean’s List at LSU and a member of Chi Omega Sorority. She is a member of the Pro Life Club, the MedLife LSU club which serves low income communities and promotes diversity, and Alpha Epsilon Delta Pre-Med Honor Society. Her duke will be her father.

Dukes
 

Duke Dr. William Arthur Ball Jr.
Dr. William Arthur Ball Jr. attended LSU Medical School in Shreveport and completed his residency at the Medical College of Georgia. He currently works at Natchitoches Regional Medical Center General Surgery Associates. He is the Chief of Surgery at NRMC. Dr. Ball has been elected multiple years to the Medical Executive Committee and is a member of the American College of Surgeons and the Society of Laparoscopic Surgeons. Bill’s hobbies including hunting, fishing, traveling, watching LSU football and enjoying time away from work with his family. He is married to the former Shay Risinger and they have two children, Camille Savannah and Cameron Reed. He has been a member of the Krewe for six years.
 
Duke Michael Allen Webb Sr.
Michael Alan Webb Sr. graduated from Northwestern State University with a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering Technology. He is currently the owner of Clearwater Pools and Spas and has been in business for 38 years. He was awarded the National Pool and Spa Award of Excellence in 2017. Mike has volunteered with Toys for Tots and donated to local community activities. He also helped put together the Neighborhood Watch program in his neighborhood. Mike’s hobbies include working, hunting with his bird dogs, mountain biking and spending time with family and grandchildren. He is married to former Darla Fair and they have three children, Michael Alan II, James Dylan and Kaleigh Webb Smith. He also has two grandchildren, Vivienne Drew Webb and Rex Karter Smith. Mike has been a member of the Krewe for seven years.
 
Duke John Phillips Godfrey IV.
John Phillips Godfrey IV received his bachelor’s degree from Louisiana Tech University in Marketing. He is currently employed as the Senior Vice President/Regional Manager at Sabine State Bank. He is also the owner of the Church Street Inn. John is a member of the Lions Club. His hobbies include hunting, grilling, golfing, coaching sports and spending time with his family. He is married to the former Susan McCain and they have three children, Madeline Elizabeth, Caroline Alexander and Jackson Peace. John has been a member of the Krewe for 10 years.
 
Duke David Patrick Guillet
David Patrick Guillet graduated from Louisiana State University in Communications and was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon. He is the Assistant Vice-President/Branch Manager at City Bank & Trust. David is Chairman of the Natchitoches Tourism Commission and is a Committee member of the local Coastal Conservation Association (CCA). He is an avid duck hunter and has been in the same tailgating group at Tiger Stadium for 25 years. He is married to the former Angela King and they have two children, Abigail Elaine and Adam Michael. He has been a member of the Krewe for four years. He previously was presented as a Knight in 1989.
 
Duke Andy Ealon Jackson IV
Tandy Ealon Jackson IV graduated from Louisiana State University with a bachelor’s degree in Petroleum Engineering and a Master of Business Administration. He is the Principal with TEJ Agency, Inc. and Lenders Specialty Insurance Agency. He is a member of the Minor Basilica of the Immaculate Conception. Andy’s hobbies include traveling, fishing and watching LSU sports. He is married to the former Barbara Reppen and they have three children, Elaina Alyce Jackson Leone, Elizabeth Eileen Jackson and Anna Kathleen Jackson. Andy has been a member of the Krewe for 15 years and served as King in 2016 and Duke in 2015 and 2017.
 
Duke Randall Steven LaCaze Sr.
Randall Steven LaCaze Sr. attended Louisiana State University. He has been with the City of Natchitoches for 23 years as the Economic and Community Development Director, spanning four administrations. Randy has been a real estate broker since 1972. He has certifications from the State General Appraisal Program and from the Economic Development Program. He currently serves on the board of the Cane River National Heritage Area, Natchitoches Jazz and R & B Festival and Christmas Festival Committee. He is a past board member of the North Louisiana Economic Partnership. His hobbies include walking and enjoying the outdoors, cruising in his barge on Cane River and landscaping and beautification work. Randy is married to the former Deborah Foshee and they have three children, Randall Steven LaCaze Jr., Holly LaCaze Cain and Leanne LaCaze Bridges. He has six grandchildren, Corynn Lea LaCaze, Emerson Elle Cain, Jake Harner Cain, Moss Broussard Cain, Breanne Marie Bridges and Bailey Grace Bridges. He has been a Krewe member for 25 years 

Duke Daniel Thomas Murchison Jr.
Daniel Thomas Murchison Jr. graduated from Louisiana State University and received his Juris Doctorate from Tulane University. He currently is a partner in the Murchison and Murchison law firm. Tommy’s hobbies include spending time with family, traveling, reading and hunting. He is married to the former Gretchen Swindle and they have three children, Anna Grace, Ava Margaret and Henry Ian. Tommy has been a member of the Krewe for 17 years. He served as Duke in 2012 and 2017.

Duke Jason Ray Parker
Jason Ray Parker graduated from Louisiana Tech University and received his master’s in physical therapy from Louisiana State University Health Science Center. He is the owner of Guidroz Physical Therapy and has been a physical therapist in the Natchitoches community for 23 years. He is a member of the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception. He is also an active member of the Louisiana and American Associations of Physical Therapy. Jason serves as a volunteer coach for local baseball and football teams and enjoys traveling and spending time with family and friends. He is married to the former Mandy Marcus and they have three children, Jason Ray II, Jensen Virginia and Joseph Adam. He has been a member of the Krewe for 11 years and served as a Duke in 2014 and 2018.

Duke Henry Cole Gahagan Jr.
Henry Cole Gahagan Jr. graduated from Louisiana State University earning a bachelor’s degree and his Juris Doctorate from the Paul M. Hebert Law Center. He also attended the United States Army Judge Advocate General’s School. Coley has practiced law for over 50 years specializing in banking, corporate law and complex litigation. He is a member of the Chancellor’s Committee on Continuing Education and serves on the Board of Directors of the Louisiana Trial Lawyers. Coley has served on numerous boards and commissions including City Bank & Trust Company for 45 years. He has served on the Natchitoches Regional Medical Center Board of Directors, was Co-Chair of the Natchitoches Christmas Festival and Chair of the Natchitoches Utility Study. He was named by the Jaycees as Outstanding Young Man in Natchitoches, and as one of three Outstanding Young Men in Louisiana. He is married to the former Sharon Turcan and they have three children, Kristen Gahagan Weber, Henry Cole Gahagan III and Jensen Gahagan Sessums. He has six grandchildren, Larsen Elise Weber, Camille Elizabeth Weber, Scott Jackson Weber, Henry Cole Gahagan IV, Annabel Aurora Gahagan and Carter Bradshaw Sessums. A Krewe member for 44 years, he has served the Krewe twice as a Duke and was Captain of the Ball in 2009.

Duke Dr. Stephen Wilkes Wheat
Dr. Stephen Wilkes Wheat attended Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge and LSU Medical School in Shreveport. He completed his residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in New Orleans followed by an Internal Medicine residency at LSUHSC in Shreveport. He is board certified in Internal Medicine, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Electrodiagnostic Medicine and Ultrasound. Stephen’s hobbies include traveling, reading, doing medical research, hunting and fishing. Dr. Wheat has initiated a global initiative to diagnose and treat Hansen’s disease worldwide, after conducting research validating diagnosis of this devastating disease with a handheld ultrasound device. He also serves as an adjunct instructor at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. He is married to the former Lori Lindsey and they have three children, Abigail Lindsey, Margaret Anne and Stephen Wilkes II. He has been a member of the Krewe for eight years and previously served as a Duke.

Knights

Knight William Richard deVargas
William Richard deVargas is the son of former Krewe members Mrs. Richard Emile deVargas and the late Mr. deVargas. He is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Gordon Whitford and the late Mr. and Mrs. Richard McCleish deVargas. Will is a senior at St. Mary’s High School. He is a member of FCA and FBLA. He has been a member of the powerlifting team for four years and played football for one year. He serves on the Student Council as Senior Representative. Will traveled twice to the March for Life in Washington, D.C. After graduation, he plans to attend the University of Louisiana-Lafayette majoring in Political Science with a minor in Mass Communications.
John Aiden Evans is the son of Krewe members Mr. and Mrs. John Richard Evans. He is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Bunyan Evans Jr. and Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Ray Felchle. Aiden is a senior at St. Mary’s High School. He is a member of the Varsity Basketball and Golf teams. He is also a member of BETA and LEO. Aiden is a member of the Minor Basilica of the Immaculate Conception. After graduation, he plans to attend Northwestern State University majoring in Forestry, Wildlife or Marine Science.

Knight Andrew Scott Godfrey
Andrew Scott Godfrey is the son of Krewe members Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Scott Godfrey. He is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. James Thomas Mathis, Mr. William Earl Godfrey, Ms. Virginia Gravel Carbo and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Larry Carbo Jr. He is a freshman at Louisiana State University majoring in Architecture with a minor in Business Administration. He is a member of Sigma Chi Fraternity and serves as Social Chairman. He is the Freshman Representative for the Judicial Board for Sigma Chi. Andrew is a member of Christ the King Catholic Student Ministry and was the recipient of the Michael Andrews Memorial Scholarship.

Knight Michael David Guillet
Michael David Guillet is the son of Krewe members Mr. and Mrs. John Christopher Guillet. He is the grandson of Mr. John Barry Guillet, Mrs. Gloyd Lewain Martin, the late Mr. Martin, and Ms. Katherine Webster Jett. He is a freshman at Louisiana State University majoring in Mass Communications. He is a member of the Freshman Leadership Council with the LSU Student Government Association.

Knight Jesse Allen Taitano
Jesse Allen Taitano Jr. is the son of Krewe members Mr. and Mrs. Ron Corkern Jr. and Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Allen Taitano Sr. He is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Taitano and Mr. and Mrs. Jim Spillman. Jesse is a freshman at Northwestern State University and a member of Kappa Sigma Fraternity, majoring in Pre-Physical Therapy.

Knight Patrick Williamson Vienne
Patrick Williamson Vienne is the son of Krewe members Dr. and Mrs. Michael Garner Vienne. He is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Francis Vienne and the late Mr. and Mrs. Richard Lamar Williamson Sr. Patrick is a freshman at Louisiana State University-Eunice majoring in Accounting, and is the pitcher for the Baseball team. He is a recipient of the Scholar Athlete Award from the S. M. McNaughton Chapter of the National Football Foundation.

Knight Stephen Wilkes Wheat II
Stephen Wilkes Wheat II is the son of Krewe members Dr. and Mrs. Stephen Wilkes Wheat. He is the grandson of Dr. Margaret Wheat Carter, the late Dr. Reginald David Wheat, and Krewe members Mr. and Mrs. Loran Lindsey. Stephen is a freshman attending the Ogden Honors College at Louisiana State University majoring in Bio-Chemistry with a minor in Biological Engineering. He is a member of the LSU Climbing Club and Alpha Epsilon Delta Pre-Med Honor Society. Stephen is an Eagle Scout.