Gene Book, NHS Class of 1958, brother of Don Book, NHS 1961
Posted Tuesday, April 17, 2012 11:16 AM

As best we, well Polly, remember Gene's siblings were Moreland "Mo" (NHS Class 195?), Marty (NHS 1956), Kay (NHS 1959), Don (NHS 1961).

Eugene Book, 72

ACME — Eugene Book, retired from the Navy, died Thursday. Memorial services will be held at a later date under the direction of Comer Funeral Home, Ferriday.

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Memorial Services for Mr. Eugene Preston Book, 72, of Acme, will be held 1 pm Saturday, April 21, 2012 at Acme Baptist Church with Pastor Jim Thomasee officiating.

Mr. Book was born on December 26, 1939 in New Era, La to the union of Burlin Book & Alva Moreland Book, and passed from this life on April 12, 2012 at Natchez Community Hospital in Natchez. He retired after 24 years of service from the US Navy where he served during the Vietnam Era, he was a member of the Masonic Lodge 390 in Ferriday, a Scottish Rite of Free Masonry, a member of the order of the Eastern Star Delta Chapter 159 and served as a worthy patron, and a deacon of Acme Baptist Church.

He is preceded in death by his parents & grandparents.

Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Lynn Book; 2 daughters, Terri Lynn Book & husband Troy and Tonya Gene Book; 1 son, James Preston Book; 3 brothers, Moreland Book of Natchitoches, Dr. Marshall Book & wife Sheila of Metairie and Don Book & wife Wilderlane of Georgia; 1 sister, Marty Thomasee & husband Jim of Pineville; 10 grandchildren, Natessia Lynn, Johanna Alba, Gwendalyn Alene, Ricky Madison, Jimmy III, Kayla LaFaye, John Jr., Jonathan James, Chevy Tellis & Christian Tyler; and 10 great-grandchildren.