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James Ray Hutcheson

James-Hutcheson-1Funeral services for James Ray Hutcheson, 79, of Bernice, LA, will be held on Monday, November 23, 2015 at 2:00 P.M. at Pisgah Baptist Church in Bernice, LA. Officiating will be Rev. Steve Barrett assisted by Rev. Jeff Hurst. Visitation will be held from 12 noon till time of service. Interment will follow in Pisgah Cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home.

Mr. Hutcheson was born on February 1, 1936 in Columbia County, AR., after a lengthy illness he passed away on November 21, 2015 in Bernice, LA. He was a member of Salem Baptist Church in Mena AR. He was a retired foreman for Temple-Inland in Diboll, TX. He is preceded in death by his parents, Edwin Minor Hutcheson and Mary (Wyrick) Hutcheson; brothers, Cooksey Hutcheson, Lester Hutcheson, Dick Hutcheson, sisters, Lurline Braswell, Nobie Baker, Laura Lee, and daughter-in-law, Kim Hutcheson.

Survivors include his wife Margaret Jean (Bell) Hutcheson of Bernice, LA; son, Robert Ray Hutcheson and wife Dolores of Mena, AR; daughter, Jeanette (Hutcheson) Murphey and husband Dannye of Bernice, LA; son, John Ed Hutcheson and wife Regina of Tuttle, OK; grandchildren, Katie (Murphey) Hoolan and husband Don of Bernice, LA; Magan (Murphey) Boyd and husband Thomas of Ruston, LA; Brad Hutcheson and wife June of Plano, TX; Hanna (Hutcheson) Rodgers and husband Scott of Moore, OK; and great-grandchild, Virginia Hoolan of Bernice, LA.

Pallbearers will be Robert Hutcheson, John Hutcheson, Dannye Murphey, Brad Hutcheson, Katie Hoolan, and Scott Rodgers.

Honorary Pallbearers will be Don Hoolan and Thomas Boyd.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Pisgah Cemetery fund or charity of donor’s choice.

Online condolence messages may be sent to the family at

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