Funeral services for Jo A. Veatch, 86, of Marion will be held at 2:00 pm Saturday, Dec. 17, 2016 at First Baptist Church, Marion with Bro. Bubba Hoggatt officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery in Bernice under the direction of Farrar Funeral Home in Farmerville.
Mrs. Veatch, a homemaker, went to her heavenly home Dec. 13, 2016. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Marion.
Preceding her in death was her husband, Walter H. Veatch; daughter, Judy L. Bearden; parents: James & Nancy Cole; 2 brothers: Leon Cole and Dewey Cole; and 1 grandson, Zachary Neel.
Left to cherish her memory are 2 sons: Walter Veatch & wife, Tonya of Farmerville and Jeff Veatch & wife, Chasten of Ruston; 3 daughters: Linda Reeves & husband, Billy of Marion, Becky Busby & husband, Wayne of Bernice and Debbie DeWitt & husband, Daniel of Farmerville; 16 grandchildren: Joe Reeves, Tony Reeves, Tammy Jones, Cindy Dumas, Jennifer Moore, Leslie Gray, William Busby, Daniel Busby, Randall Veatch, Leah Harris, Cassie Smith, Richard Neel, Allie Veatch, Ella-Cate Veatch, Hudson Veatch, and Michael Bearden; 23 great grandchildren; numerous other relatives, many friends and her church family.
Pallbearers will be grandsons: Joe Reeves, Tony Reeves, Chris Jones, Jonathon Dumas, Ben Moore, Adam Gray, Richard Neel, Josh Harris, and Patrick Smith.
Visitation is 5-8pm Friday, Dec. 16th at First Baptist Church in Marion and 1-2pm Saturday at the church.
The family wishes to express special thanks to the staff of Arbor Lake and Premier Hospice.