Funeral services were held March 11, 2023, at Oakvale Baptist Church in Oakvale for Dianne Bourne, 71, of Oakvale, who passed away March 2 at her residence. Interment was at Oakvale Baptist Church Cemetery. Rev. Dudley Williamson officiated, with Hathorn Funeral Home in charged of arrangements.
Pallbearers were Jess Reed, John Shoemake, Alex Shoemake, Richard Bourn, and John Vidrine.
Dianne was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She loved her children and grandchildren dearly. She was also a profound animal lover.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Virgil Harold Bourne; her parents, Ford Earl and Clarice Alexander; one brother, Jimmy Alexander; and one sister, Betty Shoemake.
She is survived by her son, Gregg Bourne (Vanessa), of Sunningdale, United Kingdom; one daughter, Gretchen Reed (Jess), of Prairieville, La.; four grandchildren, Hannah Bourne, of Sunningdale, United Kingdom; Sam Reed, of Prairieville, La.; Gavin Bourne, of Sunningdale, United Kingdom; Drake Reed, of Prairieville, La.; three nephews, John Shoemake Jr., of Monticello; Alex Shoemake, of Wesson; Blake Bourne, of Jackson; two brothers-in-law, John “Shoe” Shoemake Sr., of Monticello; James Carol Bourne, of Austin, Texas; and two sisters-in-Law, Cheryl Alexander, of Bogue Chitto; Carolyn Bourne, of Austin, Texas.