BAYOU CHICOT-Funeral services for Mrs. Martha Richard will be held on Saturday, May 28, 2011 at 11:00 A.M. at the St. James Baptist Church in Bayou Chicot, LA. Pastor Reginald Arvie will officiate the funeral ceremony. Burial will be in the St. James Baptist Church Cemetery. Mrs. Richard, 86, left her residence for her Heavenly home on May 20, 2011. She leaves to cherish her memories, Martha (Yolen) Lee Lemalle of Ville Platte, LA, Shelton (Gwen) Richard of Pine Prairie, LA; Lovincent (Debra) Richard, Sr. of Houston, TX; Shirley Richard of Bayou Chicot, LA, Johnnie (Cindy) Lee Richard of San Antonio, TX, Joylaine Richard of Alexandria, LA; Lenora Richard of Bayou Chicot, LA; Theresa Lemalle of Ville Platte, LA; a daughter-in-law, Florence Richard of Ville Platte, LA; twenty-two grandchildren, thirty great-grandchildren, nine great-great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Martha preceeded in death by her husband, Johnny Richard; two children, Felton Richard and Elnora Richard; and two grandchildren, Valerie Richard and Harold Armstrong. She was the last of six descendents of Eddie and Mary Myles. Visitation will be observed from 9:00 A.M.-11:00 A.M. on Saturday, May 28, 2011 at the St. James Baptist Church. You may sign the online guest registry at www.owens-thomasfuneralhome.com. Owens-Thomas Funeral Home of Ville Platte is in charge of arrangements.