Margaret “Janae” Y. Anderson Harpool, 92, passed away peacefully Tuesday, July 28, 2020, in her home surrounded by her family. Visitation will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 1 at Beulah Methodist Church at 2279 LA Hwy 487, Marthaville, followed by a graveside service at noon. Flowers may be sent to Blanchard St. Denis Funeral Home in Natchitoches. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or to the charity of your choice. Janae was born April 14, 1928 near Marthaville to Cecil Roy and Annie Evelyn Olive Youngblood. Janae loved her family and planned fun-filled summer reunions for many years. Among the activities she planned were skits, games and competitions, some about family to ensure her grandchildren knew where they came from. The reunions always included a ping pong tournament to gain the coveted paper sack crown followed by a closing ceremony with awards. Janae spent many years traveling and serving in various capacities with Eastern Star in Louisiana and Oklahoma. Janae was preceded in death by her parents, Cecil Roy and Annie Evelyn Olive Youngblood; sister, Doris “Dot” Youngblood Rodgers; brother, Thomas Hubert Youngblood; husband, Charles Clifford Harpool; and son, Richard Dale Anderson Sr. She is survived by her sister, Evelyn Cecil Youngblood Roe Roberson of Natchitoches; three sons, John David Anderson Jr. and wife Meg Rials Anderson, of Arlington, Texas, and children John David Anderson III and wife Ginya Pineda Anderson, Steven Thomas Anderson and wife Patty Barden Anderson and children Grady Dennis Anderson and Abigail Olive Anderson, and Mike Anderson of Longview, Texas, and his son Michael Ian and wife Shelley Oney Anderson and children Krystalynn Anderson, Stephen Brinkley, Kevin Brinkley and wife Amanda and daughter Nora Shannon Brinkley; Mike’s daughter, Jennifer Anderson Henderson and her son Michael and wife Ellen Spellman Henderson and daughters Lilly, Lexie and Allison and son Dillon; and Mike’s son, David Edmond Anderson; Allen Wade Anderson and wife Leslie Harp Anderson of Ft. Worth, Texas, and their children Kelly Renae Anderson Bates and husband Billy, Bryce Allen Anderson and Drew Burton Anderson; Janae’s granddaughter, Kimberly Anderson Flynn and her children Noah Brian Flynn and Emily Mae Flynn; and grandson, Richard Dale Anderson Jr and wife Heather Simpson Anderson and children Gavin Ward Anderson, Taran Wayne Smith, Kelsi Brianna Smith, Brandon Ray Norris and Heather Victoria Norris Waddle.
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