Sally Book

Published 12:00 am Sunday, January 17, 2010

NEW ERA — Services for Sally Pecanty Book, 88, of Monterey, who died Friday, Jan, 15, 2010, at Christus St. Francis Cabrini Hospital in Alexandria, La., will be 11 a.m. Monday at New Era Baptist Church with the Revs. Dennis Baker and Larry Wagoner officiating.

Burial will follow at New Era Baptist Church Cemetery under the direction of Young’s Funeral Home in Ferriday.

Visitation will be from 5 to 11 p.m. today at New Era Baptist Church.

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Mrs. Book was born Dec. 15, 1921 in Eva, the daughter of John and Della Paul Pecanty. She was a resident of Monterey and a member of the New Era Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband of 46 years, Leroy L. Book; two grandchildren, John Leroy Reese and Gerald Wayne Fisher; half-sister Nina Gurgainers and half-brother William Gurgainers.

Survivors include two sons, Levear Book and wife, Marilyn, and Gary Book and wife, Gayla, all of Monterey; four daughters, Corinne Fisher and husband, Gerald, of Dry Prong, La., Alene Reese of Augusta, Ga., Ann Cowan and husband, Harvey, of Ferriday, and Marie White and husband, Bo, of Ferriday; 18 grandchildren, Nora Mount, Dennis Fisher, Corey Fisher, James Fisher, Ricky Reese, John Allen Reese, Larry Reese, Janice Cowan, Michael Cowan, Harvey Cowan Jr., Jessica Prudhomme, Jay White, Randy White, Sonia Evans, Brandon Book, Selena Buseck, Jami Jones and Sierra Book; 33 great-grandchildren; 8 great-great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Corey Fisher, James Fisher, Michael Cowan, Harvey Cowan Jr., Jay White and Randy White.

Honorary pallbearers will be Dennis Fisher, Brandon Book, Ricky Reese and John A. Reese.

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