Burl Lively

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Burl Lively, 85, of Jena, passed from this life on Sunday, March 31, 2019, in Jena following a lengthy illness.

He was born December 3, 1933 in Columbia to the union of his parents, Claudius Davenport Lively and Katie Mae Harveston Lively.

Mr. Lively retired from the Louisiana Department of Transportation. He loved riding horses and working cows. He also enjoyed farming and was happiest when driving a tractor or combine. He had a big heart and was loved by all who knew him.

Services were held at 10 a.m., Tuesday, April 2, from the chapel of Riser Funeral Home in Columbia with Rev. Denver McBroom officiating.

Interment followed in the Welcome Home Cemetery, east of Grayson, under direction of Riser Funeral Home of Columbia.

He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Burl “Poncho” Lively; sister, Mary Lynde; and brother, Claude Lively.

Left to cherish his memory are his sisters, Annie Chapman of Columbia and Myrtle Mc-Broom and husband Denver of Olla; brother, Dale “Snap” Lively of Nauvoo, AL; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Gary Duplissey, Buster Duplissey, Brett Duplissey, Derrek Duplissey, Coty Ingle and Clay Bennett.

Honorary pallbearers were Rick Duplissey, Kirby Chapman and Alton Chapman.

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