Bernard D. Andries

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Bernard D. Andries

04/08/27 - 02/18/14

Funeral services for Mr. Bernard D. Andries will be at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, February 21, 2014 in Pine Ridge Baptist Church, Melder with Reverend Jason Townley officiating. Interment will follow in Melder Family Cemetery, Glenmora under the direction of Rush Funeral Home, Oakdale.

Mr. Andries, 86, of Elmer entered eternal rest on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 in Grace Home of Alexandria.

Bernard was a United States Navy Veteran of World War II. He retired from the Rapides Parish Policy Jury. He loved hunting, camping and spending time with his children and grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothea Andries; his parents, Bun and Jewel Andries; one brother Rex Andries; one sister, Bernice Carden; one granddaughter, Stefanie Andries and one great granddaughter, Skylar Hawkins.

Those left to mourn his loss and cherish his memory include three sons, Dwayne Andries and his wife, Janet of Channelview, Texas, Donald "Butch" Andries and his wife, Lorrie of Elmer and Aaron Andries and his wife, Sheila of Hineston; three daughters, Joan Andries of Elmer, Darla Billings and her husband, Monty of Glenmora and Mechele Jones and her husband, Kevin of Elmer; nineteen grandchildren; thirty-two great grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren.

Pallbearers honored to serve are Hunter Andries, Tyler Jones, Dane Andries, Josh Billings, Jeremy Andries and Shane Billings. Honorary Pallbearers are Randy Guynes, Tommy Terrell, Steven Jowers, Josh Malone, John Andries and Robert Dukes.

Friends may call at Pine Ridge Baptist Church, Melder on Thursday, February 20, 2014 from 3:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. and on Friday, February 21, 2014 from 8:00 a.m. until time of services 11:00 a.m.

Friends may post online messages of condolence for the Andries family by visiting


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Rush Funeral Home Inc
113 S 11Th St
Oakdale, LA 71463
(318) 335-1700
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Published in The Town Talk on Feb. 20, 2014
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