Auther Linder, Jr.

January 31, 1940 ~ April 16, 2019 (age 79)


Graveside services for Auther Linder, Jr., 79, of West Monroe, LA were held at 10:00 AM, Friday, April 19, 2019 at the Gwin Cemetery, Mangham, LA with Bro. Lindle Stewart officiating under the direction of Brown-Holley Funeral Home, Rayville, LA.

Mr. Auther was born January 31, 1940 in Baskin, LA and passed away Tuesday, April 16, 2019 in Monroe, LA.

Mr. Auther was of the Baptist faith. He is preceded in death by his parents, Sallie and Auther Linder, Sr.; and brothers, Virgil Linder and Clyde Linder; and his sister, Maudie Smith.

Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Emilia Burgess Linder of West Monroe; children, Sharon Petch and husband, David of Calhoun and Mike Linder and wife, Camille of Rayville; grandchildren, Matthew Petch and wife, Ashley, Daniel Linder, and Jacob Petch and fiancé, Kelsey; brother, Floyd Linder of Sulphur; and his sisters, Linda Diane Eager of West Monroe, Margaret Antee of Quitman, and Gini Linder of Monroe.

Pallbearers were his nephews, Robert Burgess, Robert Linder, Robbie Carr, Alvin Taylor, Michael Carrr, and Justin Carr. Honorary pallbearers were his grandsons, Matthew Petch, Daniel Linder, and Jacob Petch.

In lieu of flowers, the family request donations to Dementia Research.

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April 18, 2019

5:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Brown-Holley Funeral Home
603 Francis St.
Rayville, LA 71269

Graveside Service
April 19, 2019

10:00 AM
Gwin Memorial Cemetery
Gwin Circle
Mangham, LA 71259

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