HAUGHTON, La. - Elmer R. Startz, 68, passed away October 15, 2007 after a long illness. He was a resident of Haughton, La., for 10 years, and a retired Master Sergeant from the United States Air Force.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Maria Startz; and a son, Allen.

Survivors include his children, Debra Harris, Linda Pierce and Jeffery Startz; six grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, three sisters and three brothers.

Visitation was from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, October 18, 2007 at the Hill Crest Funeral Home in Haughton, La. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, October 19, 2007 at the Hill Crest Funeral Home Chapel in Haughton, La. Interment will follow in Hill Crest Memorial Park in Haughton, La. with full military honors.

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Arrangements entrusted to Hill Crest Funeral Home of Haughton, La.