Evelyn Lee Breithaupt Tarver

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Evelyn Lee Breithaupt Tarver, 87, of Jena, was received into Heaven from her home on Sunday, December 22, 2013. She was born Wednesday, March 31, 1926 in Jena to the union of her parents, Anthony Isaac and Effie Estelle Venable Breithaupt. Services were held at 10 a.m., Friday, Dec. 27, in the sanctuary of Nolley United  Methodist Church in Jena with Rev. Daniel Hixon officiating. Interment followed in Woodland Cemetery, east of Jena, under arrangements by Kinner and Stevens Funeral Home of Jena. Honored to serve as pallbearers were Donnie Bolton, Guy Neil Campbell, Skipper Buckhalter, Ed Corley, David Smith, and Roger Dobbs. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Virgle Leroy “V.L.” Tarver, Jr.; a daughter, Diane Tarver Bolton; and a sister, Hazel Breithaupt Corley. Those left to love and cherish  her memory are two sons, Keith Tarver and wife Nelda of Jena, and Dennis Tarver and wife Norma of Shreveport; one daughter, Sheri Aline Tarver Goolsby and Pete Gautreau of Gonzales; one brother, C. Kenneth Breithaupt and wife Lil of Jena; six grandchildren, Stephanie Tarver, Scott Tarver and wife Tiffany, Devon Goolsby and wife Andrea, Brianna Goolsby, Ray Bolton and wife Valerie, and Katin Bolton and wife Emily; and four great grandchildren, Luke Tarver,  Jude Tarver, Grace Tarver, and Colin Goolsby. Mrs. Tarver was a faithful member of Nolley Memorial United Methodist Church in Jena, as well as the United Methodist Women. A labor of love for 40 years, she looked  forward to each Sunday to
take care of her beloved children who visited their “Maw Maw Tarver” in the church nursery. She was also a Mom of sorts to all the neighborhood children, as well as a host of nieces and nephews who often filled her home.
Mrs. Tarver loved to sew, which she enjoyed at home as well as at her and V.L.’s camp, which was located on Black River Lake. The two nightly visited Audrey and Milton Miles, whose camp was just down the road, to play their beloved games as well as eat a meal and/or snacks. In her spare time, she loved to work crossword puzzles,which she often did with her sister, Hazel. A licensed beautician in her younger years, she continued to fashion hair styles for family and friends with her own special blend of hair cuts and perms. She also kept her loved ones’ appetites in check with her special chocolate pies, homemade bread, and homemade jellies. Her legacy, love and memory will always be treasured  
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