James M. “Mike” North

James Michael “Mike” North, 62, of Urania, passed from this life on Thursday, October 3, 2013, at Hardtner Medical Center in Urania. He was born December 12, 1950 in Monroe to the union of his parents, James and Sue Dowdy North. Mike was a retired UPS driver and a veteran of the U. S. Air Force, having served his country in Vietnam. He loved his grandchildren very much. Services were held at 10 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 5, at the First Baptist Church in Olla with Rev. Johnnie Phillips officiating. Interment followed in the Olla Cemetery under direction of Riser Funeral Home of Olla. He was preceded in death by his father, and a brother, Rick North. Survivors include his wife of 25 years, Kay Duke North of Urania; one son, Jamie North and wife Aimee of West Monroe; three daughters, Lisa Simmons and husband Charlie of West Monroe, Sarah Peppers and husband Nathan, and Lindsey Clement and husband Walter, all of Olla; his mother, Sue Dowdy North of West Monroe; one brother, Mark North of West Monroe; and twelve grandchildren, Megan, McKenzie, Adrieanne, Abby, Hill, Cooper, Jewels, Kaylin, Hallie,
Leah, Brennan, and Caris. Pallbearers were Nathan Peppers, Walter Clement, Alvin Spence, Blade Beaubouef, Mark Bradshaw, Wayne Corley, and Justin Beaubouef.
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