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Martin A. Verhagen, Sr. - Madison Parish, Louisiana


From Vicksburg Post March 17, 2011


Funeral services for Mr. Martin A. Verhagen, Sr., age 78, of Tallulah, Louisiana will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, March 18, 2011, in the First Baptist Church of Tallulah, with Rev. John W. Rushing officiating. Burial will follow in the Silver Cross Cemetery in Tallulah with Crothers-Glenwood Funeral Home in charge of arrangement.

Visitation will be Friday at the church from 9:00 a.m. to funeral time at 10:00 a.m.

Mr. Verhagen died early Wednesday, March 16, 2011 at the University Medical Center in Jackson, Mississippi, after a brief illness.

He was born in Tallulah, Louisiana and had lived here most all of his life. He was a retired school superintendent with the Madison Parish School System. Mr. Verhagen was a coach, teacher and a principal. He also worked for 15 years as Tech-Prep Coordinator for Tallulah Vocational School in Tallulah. He served his country in the U.S. Army and the U.S. Navy. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Tallulah.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Ann Verhagen of Tallulah. One son, Martin A. Verhagen, Jr., and wife Kim, grandson, A.J. all of Monroe, LA; one daughter, Stacy V. Solet and husband Mike of Houma, LA; grandchildren: Conner Westmoreland, Morgan Westmoreland, Cydney Westmoreland and Scarlett Hall.

Active pallbearers: Harold "Sonny" Clark, Don Pennington, Terry Murphy, Bill Querry, Wayne Edwards and Todd Westmoreland.

Honorary pallbearer: James Washburn.

Donations may be made to: Cancer Foundation League of Monroe, LA and Alzheimer's Association.