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 Farmerville.
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 cousins.
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.