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Gertrude LaBeff (12-05-2013)
Funeral services for Mrs. Gertrude LaBeff, 83, of Spearsville were held at 10 a.m. Saturday, November 30, 2013, at Liberty Baptist Church of Spearsville with Rev. Vernon Lee, Bro. David Martin and Bro. Mike Wallace officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Mrs. LaBeff passed away November 26, 2013. She spent many years with her husband pastoring churches. Among those churches is the first church they pastored, Pleasant Grove Baptist Church of El Dorado, Ar, ten years at Wyatt Baptist Church of El Dorado, Ar, and Garrett Road Baptist Church of Monroe, La. They retired from Liberty Baptist Church of Spearsville. Mrs. LaBeff was a devoted and dedicated woman of faith who loved working side by side with her husband serving in each church they pastored.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Willie Avoid LaBeff and parents, Morris and Nonie Hallie Watson.
Left to cherish her memory is her son, Mickey LaBeff and wife, Karen of Calhoun, La; daughter, Linda Williamson and husband, Gerald of El Dorado, Ar; five grandchildren, April Dison, Brittany Reed, Anthony Brazeale, Lance LaBeff, and Clay LaBeff; six great grandchildren; five sisters, Junette Adcock of Spearsville, Nita Graham of Farmerville, Lou Quincey Kennedy of Farmerville, Melba Graham of Spearsville and Nila Gaye Beaird of Spearsville; special friend, Dottie Rockett; and numerous other relatives and friends.
Pallbearers were her grandsons: Russell Dison, Boomer Reed, Danon Dowling, Lance LaBeff, Clay LaBeff and Tyler Davis. Honorary pallbearers were Anthony Brazeale, Ethan Reed and Cameron Reed.
Visitation was Friday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the church.
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