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James L. Shirley

Services for James L. Shirley, of Denham Springs, La., were heldWednesday, May 2, at Seale Funeral Home Chapel in Denham Springs,with burial in Denham Springs Memorial Cemetery. The services wereperformed by the Rev. Bubba Courtney, pastor of New BethlehemBaptist Church, where Mr. Shirley was a member.

Mr. Shirley, 70, died April 29, 2007, at his home.

He served and defended his country while in the United StatesNavy. He was also a member of the Pipefitters Local No. 198. He wasknown throughout the Denham Springs area for his work and effortswith the Denham Springs Parks and Recreation.

Preceding him in death were his son, Mike Friedman; and hisparents, James Roy and Dixie Smith.

Survivors are his wife, Kay Mason Shirley; his daughters andsons-in-law, Sandy and Damon Pendarvis, Pat and Don Verdicanno, andGinger Shirley; his sons and daughters-in-law, Owen and LoriShirley, Ken and Monica Friedman, and Tracy and Jeanne Shirley; hisgrandchildren, Kaylea and Mason Pendarivs, Tori and MichaelFriedman, Nicki, Tony and Kris Shirley, and Cameron Mitchell; hissister and brother-in-law, Mary Martha and Bobby Hudson; and hisbrothers and sister-in-law, Wayne and Beverly Smith, and RobertEarl Smith.