William Howell Harp III

Published 9:21 am Wednesday, May 20, 2020

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Sept. 5, 1957 – May 16, 2020

MONTEREY — Graveside service for Mr. William “Hal” Howell Harp, III, 62, of Youngsville, Louisiana will be held at Abi Del Memorial Cemetery in Monterey on Thursday, May 21, 2020, at 12:30 p.m. with Dr. Jon Daniels officiating under the direction of Young’s Funeral Home.

Hal was born on Thursday, Sept. 5, 1957, in Ferriday and passed away Saturday, May 16, 2020, in Youngsville. He worked in the oilfield service industry and formerly with the Vidalia Police Department and the Concordia Parish Sheriff Office.

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Hal was preceded in death by his wife, Debbie Harp; parents, William Harp Jr. and Patsy Southen Harp; step-mother, Frances Sharpe Harp; great-granddaughter, Jules Thomas; sister, Tamara McCready; and stepbrother, William “Billly” Hensley III.

Those left behind to cherish his memories include his son, David Ray Scruggs and his wife Tara of Monterey; five grandchildren, Cody Scruggs, Karalynn Scruggs both of Terry, Mississippi, Peyton Cowan of Natchez, Carlee McClain of Monterey, and Paige Thomas and her husband Sam of Vidalia; three great-grandchildren, Brody Koehler of Natchez, Addison Thomas, and Maddox Thomas both of Vidalia; three God grandchildren, Catlin Trahan, Dustin Trahan, and Ashley Trahan; sister, Renee’ and her husband Billy Buffington of Monroe; brother, Hershel and his wife Jana Harp of Monticello; two step-sisters, Carolyn Keen of Abita Springs, Louisiana and Dianne Roussel of San Antonio, Texas; special friends, Bo and Dorothy Trahan; and his beloved dog, Emmy. He is also survived by a host of nieces, nephews, family, and friends.

Pallbearers will be Dustin Trahan, Cory Martin, Bo Trahan, Curtis Jones, Tony Mitchell, Tyler Buffington, and Ricky Ray.

To leave an online condolence for the family please visit www.youngsfh.com.