Marvin N. Oldham

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Marvin N. Oldham

Funeral services for Mr. Marvin N. Oldham, Sr., age 83 of Oak Grove, will be held at 10 AM on Monday, June 3, 2013 at First Church of God in Oak Grove, Louisiana.

Reverends Jonathan Williams, Paul Ninemire, Dennis Anger and Jason Strong will officiate.

Interment will follow in the Unity Cemetery near Darnell, Louisiana.

Services are under the direction of Cox Funeral Home of Oak Grove.

Mr. Oldham passed away Thursday, May 30, 2013 at Oak Woods Rehabilitaion & Wellness Center in Mer Rouge, Louisiana.

Survivors include:

Jean B. Oldham (wife), Daughter, Judy Hough and husband, James of Rayville; Son, Marley Oldham and Linda of Mer Rouge; Daughter, Jeananne Smith and husband Charlie of Ruston.

14 Grandchildren:

Belinda Hendrix (Scott), Terra Hayes (Buck), Clay Corley (Brandy), Shane Hough (Stephanie), and Tammy Parker (Reed); Hollie Files (Earle), Trey Oldham (Aimee), Tony Oldham (Millicient), and Micky Oldham (Jennifer); Ty Rollinson (Lacey), Paige Bowers (D.J.), Lyle Rollinson and Kellye Bergeron and Gabe Smith.

23 Great-grandchildren:

Christian and Emily Coleman, Colton Hayes, Lauren, Michaela, and Tyler Parker, Morgan and Matthew Hendrix, Francie Beth, Eli and Addison Corley, Alex and Sydney Hough, Catherine and Susan Files, Malachi and Aiden Oldham, Max Oldham, Baily and Briley Bowers, Cal Rollinson, and Addison and Grady Bergeron.

Siblings: Sisters: Vivian Coody (Arnold) of West Monroe, Glenda Durr (Bobby) of Baker and Sister-in-law, Glenna Oldham of Jackson, MS.

Numerous nieces, nephews, family members and friends.

He is preceded in death by: Parents, Malcolm and Lilla Oldham; two brothers, Raymond and Alvin Oldham; In-Laws, Cleophas and Maurine Beebe.

Pallbearers are: D. J. Bowers, Clay Corley, Buck Hayes, Scott Hendrix, Micky Oldham, Tony Oldham, Reed Parker, Lyle and Ty Rollinson.

Honorary Pallbearers are:

Redeemers Sunday School Class and Lions Club

Marvin Oldham was a man who loved deeply and was deeply loved. He never met a stranger and poured out his love on us all, but his greatest joy was his family. His wife Jean of 63 years and children were so close to his heart, wrapped in his enduring love. In their early years of marriage they moved throughout Texas, but eventually moved home to West Carroll parish. He worked for 10 years in the oil industry. He served the public for 4 years as deputy sheriff, after which, he served as Clerk of Court for West Carroll Parish for 24 years. He was a member of the Lions Club for 40 years and served twice as president.

After retiring, he enjoyed raising and tending cattle. His loves also included singing, spending time with his family and frequenting the ballparks to watch his grandchildren play ball. He loved watching the Oak Grove Tigers play and prepared special pancake breakfasts for several of the players during the season.

He was a faithful member of Oak Grove First Church of God, where he taught, enjoyed spending time with the youth and served in leadership positions for 35 years. He introduced his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren to the joys of horses, cows and dogs. He was known for his character, kindness and love of a good joke.

This strong, yet gentle man taught volumes without saying a word. His life was his legacy to all who knew him that will now grieve their loss. This man of God is now with the Maker of the Universe, His Father in Heaven.

The family wishes to thank all who prayed, called, and cared for him.

In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to the following organizations:

Mary Biggs Training School, 611 W. Jefferson Oak Grove, LA 71263; Oak Grove Lions Club Flag Fund, P. O. Box 340, Oak Grove, LA 71263; or First Church of God, 210 South Briggs Street, Oak Grove, LA 71263

Family will receive friends from 5 to 8 PM Sunday, June 2, 2013 at Cox Funeral Home in Oak Grove and from 9 to 10 AM Monday, June 3, 2013 at First Church of God in Oak Grove.

Cox Funeral Home

Oak Grove, LA

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Cox Funeral Homes
200 E Noble St Oak Grove, LA 71263
(318) 428-3263
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Published in The News Star on June 2, 2013