George S. Comer Jr.

Published 12:00 am Thursday, December 8, 2011

July 14, 1927 – Dec. 5, 2011

FERRIDAY — Services for George S. Comer Jr., 84, of Ferriday, who died Monday, Dec. 5, 2011, at Franklin Foundation Hospital, will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Sevier Memorial United Methodist Church in Ferriday. Officiating will be the Rev. Ray L. Varnado, pastor of Sevier Memorial United Methodist Church, the Rev. Louis Sklar, pastor of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church and the Rev. Roger Johnson, pastor of Woodlawn Baptist Church.

Burial will follow at Woodlawn Memorial Park Mausoleum under the direction of Comer Funeral Home in Ferriday.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today with a prayer service at 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home and from 1 p.m. until service time Friday at the church.

Mr. Comer was born July 14, 1927, the son of George S. and Clara Hutchinson Comer. He was a lifelong resident of Ferriday.

Mr. Comer served with the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was the founder of Comer Funeral Home and Flower Shop in 1951 and served as president until his retirement in 2007, and remained active in the business until 2010.

He was a member of Sevier Memorial United Methodist Church where he served on the official board. He was a member and past president of the Ferriday Rotary Club also a recipient of the Rotary Foundation of Rotary International Paul Harris Fellow Award. Other memberships include member and past president of Ferriday Chamber of Commerce, member and past president of North Louisiana Funeral Directors Association, past member of Louisiana Funeral Directors Association and the National Funeral Directors Association.

Mr. Comer was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Naideen Sevier Comer; and one brother, Robert.

Survivors include his wife, Leona S. Comer; two daughters, Carolyn Boydstun and Von Cordray; three stepchildren, Amanda Landry, Meri Curry and Gregory P. Ibert; one brother, Henry Comer; three grandchildren, Sherrill Caso, David Boydstun Jr. and Jennifer Herrin; seven great-grandchildren; nine step-grandchildren; and four step-great-grandchildren.

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