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ATHENS, LA - Funeral services will be held for Fred Volentine, 89, at the Chapel of Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Arcadia on Monday, Jan. 3, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Ross Genger and Perry Anderson, officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday from 5:00-8:00 p.m. Interment with Masonic Graveside rites will follow at the Tulip Cemetery in Athens.

Mr. Volentine was born Dec. 7, 1921 in Athens to Dan and Cleo Cobb Volentine. He entered into rest on Saturday, Jan. 1, 2011 following a sudden illness. Mr. Volentine was a U.S. Army Veteran of WWII, a member of the Athens Masonic Lodge #136, retired longtime dairy farmer and a member of the Athens United Methodist Church since the age of 11.

He is preceded in death by his first wife, Sudie Bernice Lee Volentine; sisters, Maudine Smith and Winifred Whitman; an infant child, Son Volentine; and a great-great-granddaughter, Rozalynn Dunnavan.

He is survived by his wife, Carolyn C. Volentine of Athens; one daughter, Wanda Volentine Head and husband, John of Shreveport; three sons, Kenneth Volentine and wife, Beverly, Edwin "Bo" Volentine and friend, Bea and Dan Volentine and wife, Dianne, all of Athens; 12 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and 7 great-great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

Pallbearers will be his Masonic brothers, Perry Anderson, Steven Faulk, Nathan Jump, Jim Slaton, Jack Spurlock and Danny Roy Moore.

Honorary pallbearers will be all other members of the Masonic Lodge #136.

Memorials may be made to the Athens United Methodist Church or the Athens Masonic Lodge #136.

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Published in Shreveport Times on Jan. 2, 2011
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