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Judy Beth Dowden Carver

May 22, 1946 April 11, 2022
Judy Beth Dowden Carver
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Judy Beth Dowden Carver was born May 22, 1946, in DeRidder, Louisiana and passed away April 11, 2022, in Lafayette, Louisiana at the age of 75. She was a member of Oak Forest Baptist Church and greatly enjoyed attending services when she could. Judy’s hobbies included fishing, playing Bingo, and especially sewing. Many beautiful quilts were created by her hands and shared with others. She also had a green thumb and could give advice on how to grow just about any kind of plant. Judy had a big heart and loved everyone. When her health was better, she volunteered at Helping Hands in Leesville. Throughout her life, she provided a loving home for her family and prayed for them continually. She had more than enough love to go around and made time to visit with all of her family.
Judy was preceded in death by her husband, Tommy Carver; parents, Rufus Henry Dowden & Cammie Mae Minerva Moss; brothers, Earl, Swefton, Luther,Carl & Charles Dowden; sisters, Betty Manwell & Shawnee Ashworth; great-granddaughter, Nylah Horton; and brothers-in-law, Frank Grimes and Wayne Ashworth; and son-in-law, Johnny Farris.
Those left to cherish her memory are her sons, James Arnett and wife Haliegh of Arkansas, Mark Carver and wife Shelby of Leesville, John Carver and wife Sandy of Leesville, and Tommy Arnett of Arkansas;
daughters, Sheryl Farris of Anacoco, LA, Tonya Carver-Coleman and husband Anthony of Lafayette, and Jennifer Carver Sandifer and husband Dennis of Iota, LA;
brother, James Dowden of Deweyville, TX;
sister, Mattie Grimes of Leesville;
Tammie, Howard, and Bryan who she considered to be her children;
and a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and extended family members.
Funeral services for Judy will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 16, 2022, at Oak Forest Baptist Church with Reverends Joe Call and Ralph Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in Castor Cemetery under the direction of Jeane’s Funeral Service. Pallbearers will be Mark Carver, John Carver, James Arnett, John Joseph Carver, Dylan Carver, Charles Daniel Carver, Bryan Wallace, and Howard Brown. Honorary pallbearers will be Dennis Sandifer, Anthony Coleman, Thomas Wayne Carver, and Timothy Wayne Hamilton.
A visitation will be held at the church on Friday, April 15th beginning at 6:00 p.m. and will continue until the time of service on Saturday.
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6:00 PM 4/15/2022 6:00:00 PM
Oak Forest Baptist Church

7336 Kurthwood Road
Leesville, LA 71446

Visitation will continue until the time of service.

Oak Forest Baptist Church
7336 Kurthwood Road Leesville 71446 LA
United States





10:00 AM 4/16/2022 10:00:00 AM
Oak Forest Baptist Church

7336 Kurthwood Road
Leesville, LA 71446

Oak Forest Baptist Church
7336 Kurthwood Road Leesville 71446 LA
United States

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Castor Cemetery Final Resting Place

2057 Slagle Road
Leesville, LA 71446

2057 Slagle Road Leesville 71446 LA
United States

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