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Richard Douglas Champion

Pineville, La. — Mr. Richard Douglas Champion, 65, died Friday, Dec. 26, 2003, in St. Frances Cabrini Hospital, Alexandria.

Born Oct. 13, 1938, a native of Shelby, he was a retired truck driver and a Navy veteran.

Survivors include his two sons, John Champion of Wahalla, S.C. and Donald Champion of New Orleans, La.; two daughters, Mary Ann Eason of Casper, Wyo., and Lori Davison of Pineville; one brother, Vance Champion Jr. of Florida; two sisters, Rebecca Southards of Shelby and Linda Harnage of Easley, S.C.; and eight grandchildren.

A memorial service for Richard Douglas Champion was held Monday at 3 p.m. in the Chapel of Rush Funeral Home, Pineville, with the Rev. Dave Henry officiating under the direction of Rush Funeral Home, Pineville.