Down Memory Lane

By Louise Long

I found an old photo taken at the radio station in Coushatta.  This was back in the 1980s when Marvin Desidar ran the radio station.

The people in the photo beginning at top left are Herman Frank James.  Born June 5, 1923 and died July 1, 1991.  He is buried in Tomas Wren Cemetery.  He married “Billie” Labrilla E Thomas.  She was born August 27, 1928 and died on March 26, 2008 at age 79.  She is also buried in Thomas Wren Cemetery.

Second is Joy Thomas.  She was born July 3, 1930 and died March 28, 2006 at age 75.  Thomas is buried the Thomas Wren Cemetery.  She first married A. Donovan and later married Buddy Pickett.  There were two children Joy Dawn Pickett and Denise Picket.

Next is Bobby Glen Scott.  He was born September 13, 1938 and died July 10, 2021 at age 82.  Scott is buried in Hickory Grove Cemetery.  He married Sarah Giddings on June 27, 1959.  She was born October 23, 1943.  Their children are Tony Scott born October 19, 1960 and Pamela Jean Scott born December 18, 1961.

Fourth is Reverend Mike Fort.

Fifth is David Layfield.  He was born August 21, 1955 and died January 6, 1994 at age 38.  Layfield is buried in Bethany Cemetery.

And sixth is Marvin Desidar, the man at the radio station.

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