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3994 Monroe Hwy
Ball, LA 71405
Phone: 318-640-1375
Fax: 318-641-3012
Doris Mertens

Doris Lee Mertens (Milam)

Sunday, March 3rd, 1929 - Thursday, May 23rd, 2019
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Doris Lee Milam Mertens, 90, passed away on May, 23rd 2019. Doris “Nana” as many called her was born on March 3, 1929 in Alexandria, LA and was the eldest of 8. She loved life, loved playing cards and shopping, extremely supportive mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She is preceded in death by her parents, Bertha and Bryant Milam, her husband of 62 years, Douglas Edwards Mertens, sons, Rodney Blane Mertens and Edward Lee Mertens.

Doris is survived by her daughter, Karen Jeanell Mertens Cash and son-in-law, Ernie Cash, grandchildren Natalie McCall and her husband, Joey McCall, Emily Rowe and her husband, Michael Rowe, and Miranda Cash. Great-grandmother to Austin Cash, Colton McCall, Lily Watts, and Weston McCall. Brother Lester Milam, sister Betty Thornhill, and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Visitation will be held at Gallagher Funeral Home 3994 Monroe Hwy, Ball, LA 71405 on Tuesday, May 28th from 11-12 and service time will start at 12:00. Burial will be at Forest Lawn Memorial Park at 4000 Monroe Hwy., Ball, LA 71405 at 1:00. Please join us to celebrate Nana and the wonderful life she lived.
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  • Visitation

    Tuesday, May 28th, 2019 | 11:00am - 12:00pm
    When
    Tuesday, May 28th, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
    Location
    Gallagher Funeral Home
    Address
    3994 Monroe Hwy
    BALL, LA 71405
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  • Service

    Tuesday, May 28th, 2019 | 12:00pm
    When
    Tuesday, May 28th, 2019 12:00pm
    Location
    Gallagher Funeral Home
    Address
    3994 Monroe Hwy
    BALL, LA 71405
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  • Interment

    Location
    Forest Lawn Memorial Park
    Address
    4000 Monroe Hwy.
    BALL, LA
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Rest In Peace our Dear Nana.
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