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Dale Thames

Services for Dale Thames, of Franklinton, La., are 2 p.m.Thursday, July 28 at Crain Funeral Home in Franklinton with burialin Oak Grove Pentecostal Church Cemetery near Monticello. The Rev.David Caves and the Rev. Leon Hickman will officiate services.

Visitation is today from 2 to 11 p.m. and after 9 a.m. Thursdayat the funeral home.

Mr. Thames, 47, died July 25, 2005, at Lakeview Regional MedicalCenter in Mandeville, La.

Preceding him in death were his father, Prentiss Ford Thames;his sons, Chad Thames and Christopher Tynes; and a brother, LarryThames.

Survivors are his two sons, Larry Dale Thames and his wife,Michele, of Gainesville, Fla., and Christopher Prentiss Thames, ofFranklinton; his two daughters, Crystal Renee and her husband,James Owens, of Slidell, and Stephanie Lorraine Thames, ofFranklinton; his mother, Josephine Rials Thames, of Tangipahoa,La., his brother, Roger Thames, of Franklinton, three sisters, JudyHolmes, and her husband, George, of Franklinton, Virginia T.Ferguson, of Kentwood, and Theresa T. Cooper, of Franklinton; fivegrandchildren, Steven Cotton, Tiffany Owens, Charlie Owens, DestyniMcNeese and Chambrae Thames; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousinsand friends.