Lula Belle Hanks Beard

CROWLEY -Funeral services will be held Friday, October 23, 2009 at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of Geesey-Ferguson Funeral Home for Lula Belle Hanks Beard, 79, who died Tuesday, October 20, 2009 at American Legion Hospital in Crowley.

Rev. Willie Benoit will officiate for the services. The family requests visiting hours Thursday from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. to service time. Burial will be in North Hanks Cemetery.

Survivors include two daughters, Barbara B. Willmot and her husband Glenn of Dallas, TX, Donna G. Gatlin and her husband Brad of Austin, TX.; one son, Berkeley Beard and his wife Tara of Houston, TX; three sisters, Margie Huddleston of Natchitoches, Elva Fruge of Evangeline and Shirley Abshire of Morse; one brother, Johnny Hanks of Crowley; three grandchildren, Lydia, Meagan and Jourdan; three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Allen B. Beard; her parents, Joseph and Theresa Benoit Hanks.

Words of comfort may be sent to the family at www.geesey-ferguson.com.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Geesey-Ferguson Funeral Home.

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