Hiram Riley Taylor, 89, of Hamburg, died Wednesday, June 15, 2022, at the Union General Hospital in Farmerville, Louisiana. Mr. Taylor was a native of Ladelle, a resident of Farmerville, Louisiana since 2019, a former resident of Crossett until 1977, when he moved to Hamburg. In 1959 he graduated from Northeast College, now the University of Louisiana at Monroe, with a degree in Accounting. Mr. Taylor was a veteran of the United States Army, having served during the Korean Conflict. He retired after working for over 30 years as an Accountant for the Georgia-Pacific Corporation and served as a Hamburg City Councilman for many years. He was a member of the Church of the Redeemer, and most recently, attended Beulah Baptist Church in Farmerville, Louisiana. Mr. Taylor enjoyed hunting and fishing, was an avid sports fan, and was known to have a “green thumb” when tending to his garden and flowers.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Morgan and Mamye Jordan Taylor.
He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Nancy Wells Taylor of Farmerville, Louisiana; three daughters, Sharon Mashaw and husband, Blake, of Farmerville, Louisiana, Jan Stanley and husband, Bobby, of Lake Village and Carol Collins and husband, Mike, of Bryant; his sister, Velma Jean Willis of Crossett; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Funeral services are 2 p.m., Saturday, June 18, 2022, at the Church of the Redeemer with Pastor Bob Whiteley and Bro. Jerry Grant officiating. A private burial will be in the Hamburg Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Church of the Redeemer, 2220 Highway 425 S., Hamburg, AR 71646, or to the Beulah Baptist Church, 585 Beulah Church Road, Farmerville, LA 71241.
Visitation will be 1:30-2 p.m., Saturday at the church.