LUTHER MAX UPCHURCH

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Grand Cane, LA

Funeral services for Luther Max Upchurch, 94, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, December 15, 2018 at Rose-Neath Southside Chapel with Pastor Kathy Fitzhugh and Pastor Jessica Lowe officiating. Interment will follow at Forest Park East Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.

Max was born January 9, 1924 in Hilly, LA and on December 11, 2018, he joined his wife, Mary Ann, in their heavenly home. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army Air Corps during WWII. He was the owner and operator of Cotton Boll Grill for 48 years and after retirement, worked at Rose-Neath Mansfield. He loved his family, friends, and farm. His pleasure was growing and giving his vegetables away to special friends. He was a member of Grand Cane United Methodist Church.

Max was preceded in death by his parents, Kemp and Velma Upchurch and his sweetheart of 70 years, Mary Ann Upchurch. Left to cherish his memory are his daughters, Tamara Upchurch McKinley, Terri Upchurch Pyles and husband Mike, and Taryn Upchurch Rogers; grandchildren, Amanda Loftin and husband Jeff, Adam Pyles and wife Lyndsey, and Melissa Rogers; great-grandchildren, Grace, Railey, Beaux, Max, Reese, Nathan, Tanner, and Josie Kay; and his nieces and nephews.

Honoring Max as pallbearers will be Mike Pyles, Adam and Max Pyles, Jeff and Beaux Loftin, Nathan Pyles, Tanner Malone, Brett Rowell, Pat McGovern, Dan Scurlock, Pat Dodd, and Kirby Ramsey. Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Ray Scurlock, Bobby Waddell, Mack Ramsey, Melvin McConnell, Jayson McConnell, and Freddie Martin.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the charity of donor’s choice.

The family expresses special thanks to former Cotton Boll Grill customers and Superior staff: Jessica, Tiffany, and Stella.

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