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Don Hogan (04-07-2016)
Photo of Don HoganFuneral services for Don
Hogan, 72, of Downsville,
were held at 2 p.m. on Friday,
April 1, 2016, at Farrar
Funeral Home in Farmerville
with Bro. James Miller
officiating. Burial followed
in Beech Grove Cemetery in
Spearsville.
Mr. Hogan went to his
heavenly home March 30,
2016. He was a retired Postmaster
with the United
States Postal Service, having
served 35 years in the
Spearsville and Monroe
areas. Don was a Christian
and was ordained as a deacon
at Spearsville Baptist
Church. He had a very
strong work ethic and enjoyed working his cows with other
cattlemen in our area. Don was a master cattleman and
served as president of the Union Parish chapter of the
Louisiana Cattleman’s Association. In his earlier years, he
was a machinist, tool and dye maker and served as a page
for Senator Strom Thurmon in Washington, D.C. Don was
a veteran of the U.S. Marines, having served during the
Vietnam conflict. He also served many years as a Mason.
Above all, Don dearly loved his family and grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by: His parents, D. J. and
Maxine Hogan; a daughter, Lily Hogan Stoppleworth; and
a brother, Daniel Hogan.
Left to cherish his memory is: The love of his life, his
wife Barbara Hogan of Downsville; three daughters –
Carie Green and husband, John of Junction City, Ark.,
Tammy Jerry and husband Mac of Junction City, Ark.
and Donna Rockett and husband, Josh of Spearsville; a
step-daughter, Cheri McCrary and husband, Ronald of
Farmerville; two step-sons – Scott Jones and wife Amy
of Ruston and Michael Jones and wife Melanie of West
Monroe; a son-in-law, Rob Stoppleworth of Arcadia; a
brother, Ron Hogan of Huntsville, Ala.; a sister, Katherine
Brown and husband, Carl of Aiken, S.C.; as well as 11
grandchildren, one great grandchild and a host of many
other friends and relatives.
Pallbearers were Harold Ray Parnell, Malcolm Echols,
Layne Parnell, Howard Allen, Rick Hill, and Johnny
McFarland.
Visitation was Thursday, March 31, 2016, at Farrar
Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to the Louisiana Baptist Children’s
Home.
Online messages for the family may be left at farrarfuneralhomeonline.
com.