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Van Brantley Booth (07-14-2016)
Van Booth passed away
Saturday, June 25, 2016, at
the University of Mississippi
Medical Center, Jackson,
surrounded by his family.
He was 60.
Van was born Nov. 23,
1955, in Ruston to Ossie and
Ernest Booth. He graduated
from Farmerville High
School then attended Louisiana
Tech, where he graduated
with a degree in graphic
design. Van was a season
ticket holder to Lady Techsters
basketball since before
he graduated in 1977. He was
one of their most loyal fans.
His work took him to many places, but he loved Alabama
the most. He became an avid ‘Bama fan for more than 25 years.
Eighteen years ago he moved to West Monroe and went to
work for The News-Star. At the time of his passing, Van was
still working for Gannett. He also worked for The Gazette in
Van had a deep love for people and animals. He was a
sweet, gentle man whom you couldn’t help but love. He will
be missed by many friends and his family.
He is survived by: His twin sister, Ann, and her son,
Brantley; his brothers, Charlie and wife Martha and Gary and
wife Sharon; two uncles – Miller Booth and Coy Booth and
wife Edna; an aunt, Ruby Davidson; and numerous nieces,
nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in the death by: His parents; grandparents
Mack and Docia Brantley and Zack and Clara Booth;
uncles Billy Jack Booth and Jessie Brantley; aunts Arvee
Fletcher, Mary Jane Brantley and Doyle Johnson; and several
A cremation has already taken place. A date for a memorial
service will be announced later.
Memorials can be sent to the Union Parish Humane Society,
P.O. Box 1073, Farmerville, LA, 71241.