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  • Obituary Katherine Bolinger

  • Katherine Evelyn Hardin Phelps Bolinger, age 73, of Shreveport, La., passed into the loving arms of God on Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013, at Willis-Knighton Medical Center in Shreveport, La.
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  • Katherine Evelyn Hardin Phelps Bolinger, age 73, of Shreveport,  La., passed into the loving arms of God on Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013, at Willis-Knighton Medical Center in Shreveport, La.  She was born June 10, 1940, in Salinas, Calif., the daughter of the late Clarence and Thelma Hardin. Katherine, a 30-year resident of Shreveport, was a generous and faithful servant of our Lord Jesus Christ and a long standing member of First Baptist Church of Shreveport.  
    She was preceded in death by  one brother, Wayne Hardin; and her son, Joseph Lawrence Phelps.
    Katherine is survived by her daughter, Cheryl Lynne Phelps of Shreveport; one sister, Joann Roy of Shreveport; two nieces, Ladonna Bamberg and her husband Tony Sr., and Davonna Andrews; five great-nephews, Caden and Austin Andrews, Jessie, Alex and Tony Bamberg Jr.
    Graveside services were held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 24, at Jones Cemetery at Brown Springs.  No visitation will be held.
    In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, 543 Ockley Drive, Shreveport, LA, 71106.
    Final arrangements are entrusted to The Welch Funeral Home of Arkadelphia. Visit www.welchfh.net to sign the guest book.
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