Clifford Seborn Cooley
Clifford Seborn Cooley, born May 7, 1926 in DeRidder, Louisiana passed away on February 14, 2012 with loved ones at his bedside.
At the age of 85, Mr. Cooley leaves to cherish his memories his wife of 65 years, Marjorie Rummel Cooley of DeRidder; three daughters, Janis Jones & husband Rodney Granberry of DeRidder, Joan Jackson & husband Keven of Rosepine and Leatrice Menasco & husband Jim of DeRidder; two sons, Alan Cooley & wife Evelyn of DeRidder and Timothy Cooley & wife Tammy also of DeRidder. He is also survived by three brothers, Bennie “Monk” Cooley, James “Tom” Cooley and Glen “Pete” Cooley; 14 grandchildren, Cindy Shaver, Lisa Hebert, Darrell W. Cooley, Jeffery Cooley, Stacie McLendon, Keven D. Jackson, John Earl Jackson, Clifford W. Jackson, Steven L. Cooley, Dusty J. Cooley, Cheyanna D. Doyle, Carl Menasco, Chris Menasco and Chasity Guillory; 28 great grandchildren and 8 great-great grandchildren.
Mr. Cooley was preceded in death by his parents Oliver Seborn and Allie Fair Ross Cooley; sisters, Velma Wilson and Alice Orton; brothers, Robert Cooley and Earl Cooley; one son-in-law, John Jones and an infant great grandson, Steven Michael Cooley.
He provided for his family in so many ways. He retired from cutting logs and pulpwood for many years with Gray Logging. He loved raising livestock, farming, hunting and fishing. He processed his own meats and harvested his own vegetables. Grafting trees and being a beekeeper were also things that kept him busy before and after retirement.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, February 16, 2012 from 2:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and again on Friday, February 17, 2012 from 9:00 a.m. until time of service at Myers Colonial Funeral Home in DeRidder. Funeral services will be held on Friday, February 17, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Rev. Gary Brown will officiate. Interment will follow at Whitaker Cemetery in DeRidder.