Shakespearean Interlude

At the sound of the Captain’s Whistle on Saturday, January 27th 2007, Krewe de la Noblesse held its 22th annual Ball at the Civic Center Coliseum.

Making their final appearances were the 2005 royal court of "Noblesse Roaring 20th"

King Gabriel XX Douglas Talley and Queen Ashley Noblesse XX Paulette Talley

Duke Keith Jagneux and DuchessAlice Manning

Duke  Dub Henning and Duchess Susan Henning

Duke Robert Belaire  and Duchess Cris Belaire

Duke  Johnny Conn and Duchess Sue Soileau



Members of the 2007 Board of Directors

first vice-president Antony Vincent, Secretary Brenda Cimmini, second vice-president Robert Belaire, President ValoryNorwood , Treasurer Bill McCurley, Krewe Representative Polly Richards, and (seated) Captain Leo Reddoch




 2007 Royal Court



Representing the spirit of William Shakespeare

Captain Leo Reddoch III

Captain Leo, a local business owner, is married to the former Heather Wells.  He is the father of three children.


King Gabriel XXII and Queen Ashley Noblesse XXII

Russ and Eileen Grantham

The King is a graduate of the University of Florida and owner and president of Plus Sales Distributing, LLC.  He is Commodore of the Calcasieu Boat Club, member of Contraband Days, Inc., and the Buccaneers of Lake Charles.

The Queen attended Lewis-Clark College and is retired from Bell South.  She is a member of  Mardi Gras of SWLA, and Treasurer of the Krewe Déjà vu Du Monde. 

The King and Queen are parents of five children – Suzanne Nelson, Donna Reed, Norma McVey, Gabriel Grantham and Casey Grantham.


The Duke and Duchess of Poetry

Keith Jagneaux and Martha Shorts

Duke Keith, is a graduate of Lake Charles High School, attended  McNeese State University, and is currently enrolled in the Culinary Arts program at Sowela.  He and his wife Ellen are the owners of Southern Celebrations/Mr. Tux.  They are the parents of three sons, Adam, David, and Jason.

Duchess Martha is a graduate of McNeese State University and retired from teaching after 32 years. She has two children, Mike Arrington and Lee Ryder.  Martha is a longtime and avid supporter of Mardi  Gras serving on the Board of Mardi Gras SWLA.



Duke and Duchess of Tragedy

Kenny Norwood and Shirley Witherwax

Duke Kenny , owner and operator of Brother’s Construction and Giovanni Mini Storage, attended  McNeese State University and Sowela Tech.  He and his wife Valerie have four children, Stephen Norwood, Stephanie Spong, Sara Trouard and Valerie Harris.


Duchess Shirley is the daughter of Burton and Ruth Witherwax of Woodlawn.  She is employed as a timekeeper/cost tech with R & R Construction at the Citgo Plant.  She has one daughter, Renee’ Branham of San Jose’, CA.





Duke and Duchess of Romance

Rob and Gloria Robinson

Duke Rob,  General Manager of the Century Group, is an avid hunter and fisherman. 

Duchess Gloria, owner of Port Printing and Ad Specialities, is a member of the Junior League.

Both are graduates of Louisiana Tech University and members of St. Luke Simpson United Methodist Church.  They are the parents of two daughters, Ashley Robinson and Makenzy Robinson Perkins.


Duke and Duchess of Comedy

 Bob and Jerri Harless Green

Duke Bob is a kitchen specialist for Home Depot.

 Duchess Jerri is retired. 

They are the parents of four children, Robbie Green, Troy Green, Jamie Soileau, and Nicholas Soileau.  The couple enjoys spending time with family especially their granddaughter, Natalie and Mia.