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Douglas Neil Worley

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Memorial Services for Douglas N. Worley, 68, will be held at Clay United Methodist Church in Clay, La., on Saturday, August 21, 2010, at 4:00 p.m.

A private interment will be held in White Pass, Wash., at a later date.

Doug was born March 26, 1942, in Yakima, Washington to James “Jim” & Dorothy Blair Worley. After a brief illness, he passed away peacefully on August 16, 2010, at Health South Hospital in Midland, Texas.

In 1960, Doug graduated from Highland High School in Cowiche, Washington & enrolled in the United States Army.

He served four years during peace time, & one year in Germany as a medic.

After his military career, Doug worked for Western Electric in Yakima, Washington. In 1969, Doug moved his family to Louisiana & worked with Bell South until 1985.

In September 1985, Doug was employed with Henkels & McCoy Telephone Company, in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania. Doug’s favorite past times were fishing & reading Louis LaMour’s western novels.

His favorite topic of conversation, besides his love of family, was his love of camping in the mountains. Doug’s love of camping lasted from early childhood years up until his final days, when he was planning another camping & fishing trip to Dog Lake.

Doug was preceded in death by his parents Jim & Dorothy Worley, brother James Ronald Worley, great grand daughter Starlin Lenae Blalock, & brother-in-law Barry Beitel, Sr.
Doug is survived by his wife, Peggy, & four children, Sandi Roberts of Ruston, Ken & Dawn Blalock of Calhoun, Laura & Alan Shatto of Gardendale, TX, & Doug Worley of Castor, La. He is also survived by grandchildren, Trey & Danielle Blalock of Jonesboro, Jourdan Blalock Roane of Quitman, Courtney & Justin Gordon, of West Monroe, JD & Brittany Worley, of Ruston, Scarlett Victoria Worley of Caster, Anslea Cherea Roberts of Ruston, & Kaylie Leann Blalock, of Calhoun, La. Great grandchildren are Kensley Grace Roane of Quitman, Addison McKenzie Worley of Ruston, and Klea Lynlee Blalock, of Jonesboro, La. Doug is also survived by a sister, Barbara Worley Beitel of Yakima, Washington.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations made to Clay United Methodist Church in care of Mrs. Brenda Atkins, 2388 Hwy 818, Ruston, La. 71270.

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