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From March 24, 2001


TALLULAH Ola Louise Bedgood died Thursday, March 22, 2001, at Olive Branch Senior Care Center in Tallulah. She was 82.

Born in Dermott, Ark., Mrs. Bedgood lived in Madison Parish for 70 years. She was a homemaker and a member of Willow Bayou Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William Albert Bedgood; a son, Henry Bedgood; a daughter, Linda Lewis; a stepson, Albert Bedgood; and a stepdaughter, Carolyn Garland.

She is survived by three sons, Melvin Bedgood, Ronnie Bedgood and Steve Bedgood, all of Tallulah; three daughters, Betty Hammond of Calhoun, La., Dora Antley of Bastrop and Joyce Spencer of West Monroe; 17 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

Services were at 2 p.m. Sunday at Crothers-Glenwood Funeral Home with the Rev. Charles Gaston officiating. Burial followed at Memorial Park Cemetery.