HOLVIS McCRARY STOUT

HOLVIS McCRARY STOUT'S OBITUARY

 

BORN SEPT. 11, 1917      PROMOTED HOME AUGUST 2, 2019 AT THE AGE OF 101 YEARS, 325 DAYS. SHE WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HER HUSBAND HARLAN STOUT, BABY DAUGHTER, BETTY STOUT, PARENTS, GHORDIS AND CALLIE McCRARY, BROTHERS, BURNESS, DELBERT AND DOYCE McCRARY, AND TWO SISTERS, CARLOTTA HAIGHT AND ELOISE CORLEY. SHE IS SURVIVED BY TWO SONS, HOMER STOUT AND HIS WIFE EDDIE, DAN STOUT AND HIS WIFE KAREN, GRANDSONS, JON BRIAN STOUT, ANDREW STOUT AND HIS WIFE EMILIE; AND GRANDAUGHTER KAREN JAMES AND HER HUSBAND JACK; PLUS NUMEROUS GRANDCHILDREN AND GREAT GRANDCHILDREN.

 

SHE WAS SAVED AT THE AGE OF 16 AND BAPTIZED AT LONGVIEW MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH, LONGVIEW, TEXAS.  SHE SERVED AS SUNDAY SCHOOL SECRETARY FOR HERITAGE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH IN BOSSIER CITY FOR 47 YEARS, WHERE SHE WAS A FULL TIME CHURCH MEMBER FOR 69 YEARS. SHE IS AN ORIGINAL SUPPORTER AND THE OLDEST CONTINUAL CONTRIBUTER TO THE BEAMS WORLD WIDE BIBLE MINISTRY BEGAN BY FORMER PASTOR OF HERITAGE MBC, BRO. JULIAN POPE.

 

SHE WAS AN EXCELLENT  HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL  PLAYER AT PAXTON H.S., PAXTON TEXAS IN THE EARLY '30's SERVING AS TEAM CAPTAIN ON TWO TEAMS THAT WENT UNDEFEATED  IN 1933 AND 1934.  SHE ALSO WAS VOTED PRESIDENT OF THE SENIOR CLASS AND CHOSEN AS "MOST BEAUTIFUL" HER SENIOR YEAR. SHE ATTENDED STEPHEN F. AUSTIN COLLEGE BY WORKING AND PAYING HER OWN EXPENSES FOR THREE SEMESTERS.

 

HER WORK ETHIC WAS AMAZING MOTHER WORKED FOR SHREVEPORT TIMES/JOURNAL AS A PAPER DELIVERY PERSON FOR 11 YEARS. SHE ALSO WORKED PARTS OF TWO DECADES DELIVERING WAY BILLS BETWEEN THE RAILROADS IN SHREVEPORT AND BOSSIER CITY.

 

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THE CLOSEST THING SHE HAD FOR A HOBBY WAS TAKING ROAD TRIPS WITH HER SISTERS, SISTER IN LAW, NIECES, AND FRIENDS. SHE WOULD PLAN A DIFFERENT TRIP EVERY YEAR AND THEY WOULD TAKE HER BUICK AND HIT THE ROAD TO ALL PARTS OF THE COUNTRY. THE PICTURES THEY TOOK FILLED MANY ALBUMS AND SPAWNED MANY GOOD LAUGHS AND STORIES.

 

MOM SPENT HER LAST YEARS AT CYPRESS POINT NURSING FACILITY IN BOSSIER CITY, LA. OUR APPRECIATION AND THANK YOU'S GO OUT TO ALL THE WORKERS AND STAFF THERE FOR THEIR PATIENCE AND QUALITY OF CARE THEY GAVE OUR MOTHER. THE FAMILY WOULD ALSO LIKE TO THANK REGIONAL HOSPICE FOR ALL THEIR CARE AND CONCERNS.

 

SERVICES WILL BE HELD AT HERITAGE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH, 5580 BARKSDALE BLVD., BOSSIER CITY, LA 71112 ON MONDAY, AUGUST 5, 2019. VISITATION WILL BE FROM 1:00 P.M. UNTIL 2: 00 P.M, WITH SERVICES FOLLOWING AT 2:00 P.M. BOTH AT HERITAGE BAPTIST CHURCH. PASTOR COLE MELTON WILL CONDUCT THE SERVICES AND JAMES MONROE SMITH, JON BRIAN STOUT, ANDREW MARCUS STOUT, JAMES SCOTT CORLEY, RAY CONATSER, GARY HARRIS, BEN HARDIN, AND GREG CORLEY WILL SERVE AS PALL BEARERS.

 

IN LIEU OF FLOWERS THE FAMILY REQUESTS YOU DONATE TO THE HOLVIS M. STOUT MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND THROUGH HERITAGE BAPTIST CHURCH, 5580 BARKSDALE BLVD., BOSSIER CITY, LA. 71112.