Tommy Randall Hogan

Funeral services for Mr. Tommy Randall Hogan 62 of Start will be held at 9 a.m. May 11 at the chapel of Mulhearn Funeral Home Rayville.

Mr. Hogan was employed by Louisiana Caterpillar for 43 years at the time of his death. Mr. Hogan was an avid deer hunter, loved the outdoors, he also loved to fly RC Aircraft, enjoyed wood working and dearly loved his family.

Mr. Hogan is preceded in death by his parents, Ernest G. Hogan and Tommie Dee Bowman Hogan and one sister, Karen Ruth Hogan.

Joseph Earl Meeks

Funeral services for Coach Joseph Earl Meeks,  86, of Rayville, were held Sunday, May 5, 2019 at Joe Meeks Football Field, Rayville, with Pastor Denny Duron and Bro. John Cleveland officiating.

Interment followed in the Stevenson Cemetery, Rayville, under the direction of Brown-Holley Funeral Home, Rayville.

Coach Joe was born March 6, 1933 in Rayville, and passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family. 

Mose W. Beach

Graveside services for Mose W. Beach, 91, of Rayville, were held at 3 p.m., Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at the Beach Cemetery, Rayville, with John Skinner officiating under the direction of Brown-Holley Funeral Home, Rayville.

Mr. Mose was born December 9, 1927 in Rayville, and passed away Tuesday, April 23, 2019 in Rayville.

Mr. Mose is preceded in death by his parents, Albert and Emma Beach and grandson, James “Richie” McGuire Jr.

Billy Ray Bennett Sr.

Memorial services for Billy Ray Bennett Sr., 80, of Oak Ridge, will be held at a later date under the direction of Brown-Holley Funeral Home, Rayville.

Mr. Billy Ray was born January 22, 1939 in Rayville, LA and passed away Monday, April 22, 2019 in Alexandria.

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Bobbie Jean Eppinette Laverty

No service for Mrs. Bobbie Jean Eppinette Laverty will be held. A private memorial service will be held in Rayville, Louisiana.

Bobbie was born November 10, 1938 in Rayville, Louisiana to the late Jessie C. Eppinette and Ona Louise Evans. She entered into peaceful rest on Wednesday, April 16, 2019 at the age of 81 years. She was dearly loved and will be dearly missed.


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