A longtime resident of Baton Rouge, Louisiana passed away on Monday, Dec. 31, 2012 at the age of 63. He was born November 28, 1949 to Carl and Marjorie Cutrer in Bogalusa, LA. He graduated from Bogalusa High School and earned a degree from Louisiana State University in 1974 where he was a member of the LSU Tiger Band. He served in the U.S. Army from 1969 to 1971 and was honorably discharged with the rank of Specialist IV. Carl worked at the family owned and operated Red Bird Ice Cream Company in Bogalusa for many years and then moved to Baton Rouge where he worked in the insurance industry for over twenty years. He was an accomplished musician and played the trumpet in numerous community bands and orchestras. He was a founding member of the Jefferson Baptist Church Orchestra. Carl was preceded in death by his mother, Marjorie Jean Smith Cutrer. He is survived by his father, Carl E. Cutrer, Sr. of Bogalusa; a brother, Hardy Cutrer (Lori) of Baton Rouge, LA; a sister, Margaret Cutrer Tynes (David) of Petal, MS; and four nephews, Daniel Tynes (Emily), Paul Tynes (Raven) and Charley Tynes, all of Petal, MS and J. Hardy Cutrer of Baton Rouge, LA. Funeral services will be held at Jefferson Baptist Church in Baton Rouge, LA on Friday, January 4, 2013 Visitation will begin at 8:30 a.m. followed by the service at 10:00 a.m. A graveside service will be held at 2:30 p.m. at Hillview Memorial Gardens in Bogalusa, LA. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Jefferson Baptist Church Orchestra Fund, 9135 Jefferson Highway, Baton Rouge, LA 70809. Online guest registry available at www.rabenhorst.com.
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Published in The Advocate from Jan. 1 to Jan. 4, 2013