A celebration of life for James "Poppa" Gavin, 68, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 7, 2014, at Mt. Sariah Baptist Church in Cotton Valley. Officiating will be Bishop J. Gregory Jones of Eden Worship Center, Shreveport. Interment will follow in Mt. Sariah Cemetery with funeral arrangements under the direction of Memorial Funeral Home of Homer.
Poppa was born in Shreveport on August 13, 1946, to James and Annie Rawls Gavin and raised in Couchwood. He passed away June 2, 2014, at Minden Medical Center. He was a resident of Cotton Valley and a member of Mt. Sariah Baptist Church.