No, just trying to help....
Did he have an obituary? start there..
are you related get death cert. where is he buried?
its 50 years since he died so that would be public for anyone to get. Either New Orleans Library or Baton Rouge archives.http://www.usgwarchives.org/la/orleans/obituaries.htm
I looked here, but it is not complete yet,
The Times Picayune 1957 Obituary Index
Orleans Parish Louisiana
they just have May & September deaths