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Pauline Vanessa Strong "Granny" Causey

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Mrs. Pauline Vanessa "Granny" Strong Causey

DOYLINE, LA- Mrs. Pauline Vanessa "Granny" Strong Causey, 91, passed away on Sunday, March 16, 2008 in Minden. Funeral services honoring the life of Mrs. Causey will be held on Wednesday, March 19, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Doyline. Officiating will be Bro. Johnie Adkins, Bro. Richard May and Bro. Bill Crider. Interment will follow in the Doyline Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. on Tuesday, March 18, 2008 at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Minden, La.

Mrs. Causey was born on August 18, 1916 in Ada-Taylor, La and was an 86-year resident of Doyline.

She loved reading and had been an assistant librarian at the Doyline branch of the Webster Parish Library system. Mrs. Causey was the owner of Causey Grocery for many years. She was a historian and helped with countless school history projects and genealogical research. She loved working in the kitchen, whether that meant making mayhaw jelly for Christmas presents or cooking any meal with greens, tomatoes or onions for lunch. She enjoyed yard work and gardening and had visitors who picked or dug up clumps of buttercups every year. She also was the longest-living member of the First Baptist Church of Doyline.

Granny, as she was known in her hometown and to family and friends throughout the United States, was recognized in February as the oldest living graduate of Doyline High School, where she graduated in 1934. She served as clerk for the Village of Doyline and for the village water system for over 30 years.

She was preceded in death by husband, Garnett T. "Jug" Causey, former mayor of Doyline; brother, Andrew Strong and parents, Lena and Otis Strong.

She is survived by five children and their spouses, Garnett and Rayma Causey of Harlingen, TX, Milton and Mary Causey of Monroe, William and Judy Causey of Ft. Wayne, IN, Steve and Lani Causey of Doyline and Guy and Joyce Logan of Port Arthur, TX.

Mrs. Causey is also survived by 10 grandchildren, Laura Causey Sheneman and husband, Roy of Harlingen, TX, Cathy Causey Amrhein and husband, Christopher of Prattville, AL, Karen Causey Habegger and husband, Scott of Menomonee Falls, WI, Debbie Causey of Milwaukee, WI, Paulette Causey Grube and husband, Paul of Monroe; Jeff Causey and wife, Sammye of Midlothian, TX, Clinton Causey of Monroe, Adam Causey of Doyline, Sarah Causey of Alexandria and Jonathan Causey of Baton Rouge.

She had eight great-grandchildren, Taylor and Jared Sheneman of Harlingen, TX, Anneliese Laurel and C.J. Amrhein of Prattville, AL, Emily and Samuel Habegger of Menomonee Falls, WI and Jason, Ryan and Madison Causey of Midlothian, TX.

She is also survived by two brothers and their wives, Cleve and Evelyn Strong and Otis and LaVerne Strong, all of Minden. She is also survived by two sisters, Virginia Allen of Minden and Josephine and husband, Dave of West Monroe and many loving nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Mrs. Causey's grandsons.

Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Doyline building fund at P.O. Box 511, Doyline, La 71023 or the charity of your choice. Rose-Neath Funeral Home

Minden Chapel 318-377-3412
Published in Shreveport Times from Mar. 18 to Mar. 19, 2008
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