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Garvis Taylor (07-02-2008)
Funeral service for Garvis Taylor were held 11 a.m. July 1 in Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Church with Rev. Wade DeCosta officiating. 
Burial followed in Pardee Cemetery under the direction of Blanchard St. Denis Funeral Home of Natchitoches,
Visitation was held June 30 from 5-9 p.m. and on July 1 from 8-10 a.m.  in the funeral home.?
Mr. Taylor, 73, of Campti died June 26 in his residence at Campti. He was a native of Downsville.  He was a retired building superintendent for BAS Construction.  He  was a member of Our Lady Of The Rosary Catholic Church on Black Lake. ?
He was preceded in death by his father, James Sherwood Taylor; two brothers-in-law, Andrew Istre and Mack Stancil?He is survived by his wife of 16 years, Cathy Woods Taylor; of Campti; mother, Pauline Bearden Taylor of West Monroe; five daughters, Suzette Rowell and husband Johnny of Bakersfield, CA., Teresa Cone and husband Scott of Mount Dora, FL., Kimberly Smith and husband Justin of Campti, Molly Meshell and husband Leonard of Campti, and Laura Simmons of Natchitoches; five sons, Willis ‘Buddy’ Taylor and wife Betty of Farmerville, Mark Taylor and wife Trish of Bakersfield, CA,  Jamie Taylor and wife Stefanie of Farmerville, Cecil Hinds and wife Ashley of Bossier City, and James Hinds and wife Regina of Natchitoches; 21 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren; two sisters, Sue Istre of West Monroe, and Jean Smith and husband Deuel of West Monroe.?
Pallbearers were Jason Powell, Michael Simmons,  James Hinds, Bruce Patton, Kenneth Simmons, and Dusty Freemyer.?
Honorary pallbearers were Pat Pardee, Cecil Hinds,  Jimmy Stancil, and Dennis Boyette.?
Memorials may be made to Our Lady of the Rosary Building Fund, 119 Tally Street, Campti, La. 71411
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