Rodney Carrier

Published 2:15 pm Tuesday, December 28, 2021

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Rodney Ellis Carrier passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2021, at the home of his daughter, Melissa Hines, in Bogalusa at the age of 81. He was a native of Bogalusa and was born on Jan. 8, 1940.

Rodney leaves behind to cherish his memory: his daughters, Selena Carrier Guzman of Bogalusa, Melissa (Aaron) Hines of Bogalusa, and Tisha (Scott) Thomassen of Franklinton; one sister, Shirley Carrier Pittman of Bogalusa; his grandchildren, Toby Mizell of Bogalusa, Matthew (Beth) Mizell of Bogalusa, Ryan (Lauren) Stumpf of Bogalusa, Kaley Kyle of Franklinton, Breanna Sison of Summerville, S.C., Austin Thomassen of Franklinton, and Lainey Thomassen of Franklinton; and also his 10 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Rodney was preceded in death by his loving wife of 48 years, Darlene Davis Carrier; his parents, Gilbert S. and Myrtis Kuhn Carrier; sisters, Velma Graham, Doris Naretto, Ollie Smith and Joann Mitchell; brothers, Elbert “Blinker” Carrier, Louis “Chubby” Carrier, Sidney Carrier, Olin “Rozo” Carrier and Gary Carrier; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

His daughters will receive family and friends for a Celebration of His Life on Jan. 15, 2022, at “The Place,” located at 426 Georgia Ave. in Bogalusa, from noon until 4 p.m., followed by a committal service at Pounds-Pool Cemetery in Bogalusa.

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”

The family would like to express their gratitude to the staff of Community Care Hospice; ladies of Terrace Baptist Church; coworkers of Riverside Pediatric and Internal Medicine; Tammy Seal Pierce of “The Place;” and family and friends for your many prayers, blessings, and support.

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