In Memory

Mrs. Irma T. Lewis (Faculty)

Mrs. Irma T. Lewis (Faculty)

Obituary for Irma Tarver Lewis, The Natchitoches Times, December 21, 2004.

Services for Irma Tarver Lewis were held at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 19 in Blanchard St. Denis Chapel with the Rev. Tommy Rush officiating.  Burial was in memory Lawn Cemetery at Natchitoches.

Mrs. Lewis, 85, of Natchitoches, died Friday, December 17, 2004, at Natchitoches Parish Hospital.

Mrs. Lewis was a native of Franklin Parish.  She was a retired business education teacher for Natchitoches Parish School Board.  She was a teacher adviser for Future Business Leader of America and received numerous awards the most notable was national recognition of FBLA Wall of Fame in the national headquarters in Reston, VA.  She received the Louisiana Business Education Association Teacher of the Year in 1972.  Mrs. Lewis was president of Louisiana Vocational Associatio from 1971-1973.  She was a member of First Baptist Church, Mytra Gulledge Sunday School Class, and did extended work for Love N Care Missionl  She was a member of the Alpha Delta Kappa Honorary Sorority, Natchitoches Chapter of Order of the Eastern Star #13.  Mrs. Lewis was a past memnber of the Daughters of American Revolution, Colonial Dames and Magna Charta.  She is a bridge life master.

Mrs. Lewis was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Wesley Lewis Sr.; parents, Vannar Taylor Tarver Sr., and Theo Docia Barber Tarver; brothers, Vannar Taylor Tarver, Jr. and Frank "Little Frank" Tarver; four nieces and four nephews.

She is also survived by one son, C. W. Lewis Jr., of Natchitoches; one sister, Lottie Wilkins and husband Boyd of Columbia; aunt, Mary Alice Cook and husband Dr. Roy Cook of Natchitoches; and extended family member Jean Doerge of Minden.

Pallbearers were Edwin Dunahoe, Roger Williams, Jimmy Field, Ed Breedlove, Randy LaCaze and Buddy Gahagan.