Fern Demaris Foster Durand

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Fern Demaris Foster Durand

Funeral services for Fern Demaris Foster Durand will be held at 2 pm, Tuesday, January 8, 2013 in the New Hope Baptist Church of Calcasieu with the Reverends Robert McLane and Otto NesSmith officiating. Committal services will follow in the New Hope Cemetery under the guidance of White Oaks Funeral Home of Oakdale.

Mrs. Durand, 61, of Elmer, went home to be with her Lord, Saturday, January 5, 2013 in her residence with her family by her side. She was born on August 17, 1951 in Baton Rouge to the union of Willie David Foster and Mattie Belle Castello Foster. She was a member of New Hope Baptist Church, loved singing and sharing her faith, and a homemaker. She was a loving wife, daughter, mother, sister, grandmother, aunt, and friend.

She is preceded in death by her father, Willie David Foster; and one son, David Wayne Durand.

She leaves behind her loving family to cherish her memory, her devoted husband of 40 years, Bob Durand of Elmer; mother, Mattie Belle Foster of Ethel; three daughters, Sarah Durand of Demorest, Georgia, Rebekah Randall and Elizabeth Durand both of Tucson, Arizona; one brother, Aubrey Foster of Livingston; two sisters, Jeannie Harman of Kennesaw, Georgia, and Georgia McCaa of Ethel; three grandchildren, Angeles Randall, Elam Randall, and Saeed Randall; and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends.

Pallbearers to serve will be Rusty Durand, Kevin Durand, Scot Durand, Michael Crawford, Mark Weatherford, and John Harman.

Friends may call Tuesday, January 8, 2013 in the New Hope Baptist Church from 9 am until time of service at 2 pm.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Faith Foundation Hospice, P.O. box 11757, Alexandria, LA 71315-1757.

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Published in The Town Talk on Jan. 8, 2013
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