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Funeral services announced for retired Sheriff Johnny Ray Norman

Retired Sheriff Johnny Ray Norman (Source: Rockett-Nettles Funeral Home) Retired Sheriff Johnny Ray Norman (Source: Rockett-Nettles Funeral Home)

Funeral arrangements have been announced for retired Sheriff Johnny Ray Norman, 72, of Coushatta, LA., who passed away Friday morning.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 16 at First United Methodist Church, with the Rev. John Kavanaugh officiating.

Burial will be in Springville Cemetery, Rockett-Nettles Funeral Home, Coushatta, LA., directing. Visitation is set from 5-8 p.m. Saturday, March 15 at the church.

Norman was born June 4, 1941 in Coushatta, LA and passed away March 14, 2014. He was a 1959 graduate of Coushatta High School. Norman played football at Northwestern State University for four years, where he was the holder of many records throughout his college football career. He was then drafted by theDallas Cowboys.

Norman served as president of the Red River Soil and Water Conservation District for many years. He was also chairman of the First United Methodist Church Board of Directors.

Norman was elected sheriff of Red River Parish in 2004 and served two consecutive terms. During his tenure as sheriff, he served on various committees for the Louisiana Sheriff's Association.

Norman was active in various community groups and organizations for many years until his retirement.

Survivors include his wife, Celia Norman of Coushatta, LA; one son, Jonathan Norman and wife, Leigh Anne of Shreveport, LA; one daughter, Alison Norman Hughes and husband, Timothy of Coushatta, LA; four grandchildren, Alaina Jon Norman, Elizabeth Ann Hughes, Hayden Lane Norman, and Tyler Franklin Hughes; two sisters, Ovel Sullivan of Coushatta, LA and Alice Wren of Coushatta, LA; one brother, Randy Norman of Shreveport, LA; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Scott Willis, Dr. Spence Willis, Chris Willis, Tim Norman, Jason Norman, and John Kyle Wren. Honorary pallbearers will be Travis Hale, Ardis Almond, William Almond, Tremmell Almond, Jay Adcock, Johnny Lee, Donnie Kelly, Sheriff Glen Edwards, Johnny Taylor, Andrew Giddings, Lonnie "Nubby" Giddings, Stan Horton, and David Brooks.

The family requests memorials be made to the First United Methodist Church Youth Choir, P. O. Box 487, Coushatta, LA 71019 or the charity of your choice.

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