Ewell Lamar Little, a longtime resident of Baton Rouge died July 18, 2021, at Our Lady of the Lake Medical ICU. He was 95 years old and had been residing at The Pearl Assisted Living Community since December 2020.
Mr. Little was a native of Starkville, MS, and a proud graduate of Mississippi State University where he was class president and an ATO. He was first married to Hattie Cerame Little Smith from Belzoni, MS, and had three children. He was married a second time to Floma Gustin Little for over 40 years.
Mr. Little is preceded in death by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. O.H. Little, his brother, Oscar Holmes Little, his wife of over 40 years, Floma Gustin Little, and his stepson, David (Sandy) Hendry.
Mr. Little is survived by his sister, Etta Mae Swalm of Panama City Beach, FL, and his children; Barry Lamar Little (Beth) of Fairhope, AL, Lacie Little Maynard of Magnolia Springs, AL, and Liz Little Byrne (Robert) of Huntsville, AL. He also has five grandchildren; Embree Deason (Keith) of Birmingham, AL, Kevin Welsh (Amanda) of Foley, AL, Julie Welsh Dombrowski (Sage) of Huntsville, AL, Aliana Little Porter (Michael) San Francisco, CA, Jessa Little Pippin (Cory) of Daphne, AL. He is also survived by his 7 great-grandchildren: Davis Deason, Kealy Deason, Braxton Welsh, Kennedy Welsh, Colton Dombrowski, Avery Dombrowski, Ryland Pippin, all from Alabama. He was also survived by his most trusted and devoted friend, John Jones, of Baton Rouge.
Lamar was also survived by his girlfriend of over 40 years, Dale Ramsey, of New Orleans, LA
Mr. Little was a proud graduate of Mississippi State University where he was class president and an ATO. He is a veteran of WWII and the Korean Conflict having served in the 101st Army Airborne Infantry. He was active in sales and sales management for over 45 years, and a retired Sales Manager of Amity and Rolfs Personal Leather Products. Mr. Little was past president of Sales and Marketing Executives of Baton Rouge and a former chairman of the Baton Rouge Chapter of SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives). He was a licensed auctioneer for 28 years, and the owner of L & R Auctioneers and Liquidators. He had been a Shriner parade clown, an avid golfer, voracious reader, Community Coffee drinker and a reader of The Advocate, where in retirement, he served as the Special Projects Consultant for the Advertising Department of The Morning Advocate. Mr. Little was the proud proprietor of The Club Lamar, his barn off Tiger Bend Road, that included the Jim Talbot wing! Many a tale was spun there after playing golf at Shenandoah’s Golf Club.
Mr. Little’s family would like to thank Jessica Jarvis, his beloved home sitter (who he called his wife), the wonderful staff of The Pearl assisted living facility, Ms. Bernice from St. Joseph’s Hospice, and lastly the staff of Our Lady of the Lake’s numerous doctors and nurses, Chaplin Father Sam, and others who endured Mr. Little’s last several days. They were truly an amazing support.
There will be a graveside service only at Resthaven on Tuesday, July 20th, at 10:00 am. Donations in memory Lamar may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, which is easily accessible at www.act.alz.com.