Obituary of Charles H. Huffman, LaSalle Parish, Louisiana
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From The Jena Times - Olla Tullos Signal;
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LaSalle Parish Library, Located in Jena, LaSalle Parish,
Wednesday, July 30, 1980
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LaSalle Native Killed When Plane Crashes
Charles H. Huffman, 48-year-old Ferriday man, and native of LaSalle Parish
was killed in an airplane crash early Monday morning near the Concordia
Parish Airpost at Ferriday.
Huffmans body was found near the wreckage of his Cessna Skylane in a
soybean field by farm workers early Monday morning. He was apparently
killed instantly when the plane crashed.
Authorities believe Huffman, a student pilot who had been flying about two
years, was attempting to land at the Concordia Parish Airport enroute home
A native of LaSalle Parish, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Carter Huffman of
Walters, Huffman had been a resident of the Ferriday area since 1961. He
was owner and operator of a used car business.
Sheriff Johnny Patrick of Concordia said the Federal Aviation
Administration in Shreveport was notified of the crash and would make an
investigation into the cause of the accident.
Funeral for Huffman was held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday at the chapel of Hixson
Brothers Inc. of Jena with Rev. Mac Walker, Rev. Larry Walker and S. B.
Burial followed in the Chalk Hill Cemetery under the direction of Hixson
Brothers Inc. of Jena.
Survivors in addition to his parents include one son, Rickey Huffman of
Jena; three brothers, Donnie Ray Huffman of Walters, Auley Huffman of
Millersville, Mo. And W. L. Huffman of Chopin; two sisters, Mrs. Zelpha
Miller of Carthrage, Texas and Mrs. Nita Boddie of DeVille; and two