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Deacon Emmett Claiborne, Sr. was born January 3, 1928 in Scottsville, LA and passed away November 6, 2012. He was a member of Magnolia Baptist Church until his health failed.
He is survived by two sons, Pastor John Claiborne (Regina) of Mullins, SC and Donnie Claiborne (Phyllis) of Baton Rouge, LA. One adopted son Johnathan Claiborne (Dr. Taquita) of Richmond, TX. Five daughters Elder Willie Mae Hamilton of Shreveport, LA; Dr. Annie Smith (Pastor William) Lancaster, TX; Everlyn Moore (Billy) Bossier City, LA; Flora Williams (James) Fresno, TX and Lafonda Claiborne, Shreveport.
Family hour will be Friday from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Magnolia Baptist Church, 1520 Abbie St, Shreveport. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, November 10, 2012 at Union Mission #1 Baptist Church, 6029 Buncombe Rd, Shreveport.
Paradise Funeral Home (318) 221-6829
Published in Shreveport Times on Nov. 9, 2012