Elwood Norman Courtney, age 99, passed away in his home on Friday, Nov. 23, 2018. He was a lifelong resident of Holden, LA. Elwood was a man that truly enjoyed the outdoors. He could be found hunting, fishing, or spending time in his garden. Elwood’s favorite place to be was home and he loved it even more if he was surrounded with family. He was very much a family man and loved spending time with all his kids. Elwood was a wonderful father and loving Paw Paw who is already deeply missed. Elwood is survived by his children, Bobby Courtney (Sadie), Janie Alford (Jimmy), Diane Duke (Kenny), Larry Courtney (Sharon), Margie Neal (Reggie), Iris Bankston (Terry); grandchildren, Garry, Wade, Vonda, James Jr., Leesha, Shawn, Paul K., Paula, Angela, Krystal, Kassie, C.C., Kelly, and Cody; 25 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his wife, Ella Hortense Bookter “Maw Maw Tensie” Courtney; parents, William O. and Telliua Gill Courtney; daughter, Zada Lea Foster; sister, Margie Edeleston; and brothers, Norwood Courtney, Ivy Courtney, and Clinton Courtney. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the visitation from the chapel of Brandon G. Thompson Funeral Home, Hammond, on Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018 from 6-9 p.m. Visitation will continue Monday, Nov. 26, 2018 from 11 a.m. until the funeral service at 1:30 p.m. Bro. Russell Hinson will officiate, and interment will follow in Courtney Cemetery. Condolences and other information are available online at thompsoncares.com. Arrangements have been entrusted to Brandon G. Thompson Funeral Home.

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