Johnny Robert Parham

Robert Parham, 84, of Olla, passed from this life on Friday, October 5, 2018, following an extended illness. He was born November 1, 1933 in Olla to the union of his parents, James Ernest Parham and Etta Mae McDow Parham. Mr. Parham was a veteran of the United States Army and retired as a millwright with Louisiana-Pacific. Services were held at 2 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 7, from the chapel of Riser Funeral Home in Olla with Rev. Denver McBroom officiating. Interment followed in the Woodland Cemetery, east of Jena, under direction of Riser Funeral Home of Olla. He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Ernestine Hodges; and a nephew, Mark LeBlanc. Left to cherish a lifetime of memories are his beloved wife, Doris Dearmon Parham of Olla; two sons, Michael Parham of Alexandria and James Parham of Charleston, SC; his daughter, Kristy Parham of Olla; his granddaughter, Jamie Barker and husband Justin of Belah; greatgrand- daughters, Madison Barker and Charlie Beth Barker, both of Belah; and his niece, Cyndi Tompkins of Indianapolis, IN. Pallbearers were David Williams, Timmy Duke, David Cotten, Clay Cotten, Justin Barker and Ken Volentine. Honorary pallbearers were Kim Taylor, Brad Magee and Ronnie Cruse. The Parham family requests memorials be made to the Alzheimers Association.

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