FARMERVILLE, La. — Union Parish Sheriff Bob Buckley says businessman J.A. Auger and his wife, Relda, were so close in their 75 years of marriage it seemed natural that they would leave the world together.
Auger, who owned J.A. Auger Inc. trucking company, died Sunday. He was 98. Relda Auger died Monday, less than 24 hours later. She was 90.
Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Farmerville says the funeral for both is scheduled at 2 p.m. Tuesday at First Baptist Church of Marion.
Buckley says Auger built the parish’s first wood chipping plant, and operated his trucking company until last year, when his health began failing.
The sheriff describes Auger as one of the most honorable men he’s met. He says that as far as Auger was concerned, his handshake was an unbreakable contract.
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