Obituaries

Tue
09
Sep

Rex L. Powell

Rex L. Powell, 63, of Jena, passed from this life suddenly Monday morning, September 1, 2014, at his home in Jena. He was born July 9, 1951 in Urania to the union of his  parents, Jasper Stanley and Clara Mae Babcock Powell. Rex joined the staff at KCKW-AM radio in Jena as a disc jockey shortly after graduating from LaSalle High School. In the mid-1970’s, he became the Chief Criminal Investigator for the LaSalle Parish Sheriff’s Office.
In the early 1980’s, Rex was employed by the Louisiana Department of Corrections, from which he retired after 27 years of service. After his retirement, Rex was named to oversee the building of Richwood Corrections Center
Tue
09
Sep

Rosie Loraine Sanders Frazier

Rosie Loraine Sanders Frazier, 84, of Jena, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, September 3, 2014, in Urania. She was born Wednesday, Sept. 4, 1929 in Chatham,  to the union of her parents, Newton Paul and Luna Brown Sanders. “Rose”, as she was affectionately known by family and friends, was a homemaker. Graveside services were  held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 9, in the Jena Cemetery, just east of Jena, with Rev. Jimmy Keene officiating. Interment followed under direction of Kinner and Stevens Funeral Home of Jena. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Jesse B. Frazier; a son, John Roy Whitehead; and grandson, Stephen Lynn  Whitehead. Survivors include a grandson, Darryl Lane Whitehead, and four great grandchildren 
Tue
09
Sep

Rita Adams Smith

Rita Adams Smith, 86, of Monroe, passed from this life on Sunday, September 7, 2014, at her residence. She was born June 25, 1928 to the union of her parents, James and Emily Coon  Adams. Mrs. Smith and her late
husband, Jewel, owned and operated Smith’s Radio and TV in Jena for 40 years. She also worked in the business office of LaSalle General Hospital. A member of the Baptist faith, Mrs. Smith loved cooking. Services will be at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 10, in the chapel of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena with the Revs. Steve Proctor and Danny Proctor officiating. Interment will follow in the Tidwell Cemetery under direction of Hixson Brothers,
Tue
09
Sep

Harvey Joe Paul

Harvey Joe Paul, 79, of Nebo, passed from this life on Saturday, August 30, 2014, at his residence. He was born February 27, 1935 in Alexandria. Mr. Paul was a member of Shady Grove Pentecostal Church. Services were held at 10 a.m., Monday, September 1, 2014, at Shady Grove Pentecostal Church in Nebo with the Revs. Curtis Thornton, Dan Davis, and Emerson Sharp officiating. Interment followed in the Nebo Cemetery under direction of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena. Survivors include his wife, Barbara Sykes Paul of Jena; two sons, Ricky Paul of Alexandria and Joe Harvey Paul and wife Connie of Jena; daughter, Teresa Sharp and husband Emerson of Jena; 
Tue
09
Sep

Claude Kenneth Breithaupt

Claude Kenneth Breithaupt, 91, of Jena, was received into Heaven on Sunday, August 31, 2014, at Gulfside Hospice Center in Zephyrhills, Florida. He was born Thursday, August 2, 1923 in Shreveport to the union of Anthony
Isaac Breithaupt and Effie Estelle Venable Breithaupt. Services were held at 10 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 6, in the chapel of Kinner and Stevens Funeral Home of Jena with Rev. Amanda Carpenter officiating. Interment followed in the Nolley Memorial Cemetery in Jena under direction of Kinner and Stevens, Inc. of Jena. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 63 years, Lillie Mae Bradford Breithaupt; two sisters, Hazel Breithaupt Corley and
Evelyn Breithaupt Tarver. Survivors include two daughters, Kathy Bye Breithaupt Marsh and husband Stephen of Glendale, AZ, and Khristi Breithaupt Albright and husband Stephen of Thonotosassa, FL; and three grandchildren.
Tue
02
Sep

Marguerite Elizabeth Chevallier

Marguerite Elizabeth Chevallier, 83, of the Mt. Sinai Community near Jena, passed from this life on Tuesday, August 26, 2014, at the LaSalle General Hospital of Jena.  She was born October 13, 1930 in Trout to the union of her parents, Oscar and Irma Francis McCartney. Mrs. Chevallier was a homemaker.  Services were held at 10 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 28, in the chapel of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena with Rev. Bill Robertson and Brother Jack Zeagler officiating. Interment followed in the Mt. Sinai Cemetery under direction of Hixson Brothers, Inc. of Jena. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband,  Mike W. Chevallier; and sister, Eula Cummings. Survivors include her sister, Rheta Denton and husband Billy of the Mt. Sinai Community. Pallbearers were Terry Knapp, Allen Craig, Mickey Cockerham, Clyde Crooks, Jackie Cockerham, and Terry Clark
Tue
02
Sep

Rex Leonard Powell

Rex Leonard Powell, 63, of Jena, passed away suddenly Monday morning, September 1, 2014, at his home in Jena. Rex will be remembered in his early years as a radio  disc-jockey on KCKW-AM radio station in Jena before it became KJNA, and later was employed as a LaSalle Parish Deputy Sheriff. Rex retired after a successful career with the Louisiana Office of Probation and Parole. He and his wife, Cynthia, resided just off Reeves Road in Jena.
Funeral arrangements were incomplete at press time Monday, but will be announced by Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena  
Tue
02
Sep

James G. Esters

Tue
02
Sep

Vera Garrett Rankin

Vera Garrett Rankin, 92, of Columbia, passed from this life on Monday, August 25, 2014, at her residence. She was born November 17, 1921 to the union of her parents, Stewart and Fannie Holcomb Garrett. Services were held at 2 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 28, from the sanctuary of Apostolic Pentecostal Church in Olla with Rev. Donnie Boney and Brother Allen Hatten officiating. Interment followed in the Welcome Home Cemetery, east of Grayson, under direction of Riser Funeral Home of Columbia/Olla. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Rollie Rankin; son, Shelby Rankin; sister, Madie Linzy; brothers, Glen Garrett, Milton Garrett, James Garrett, and
Tue
02
Sep

Leo Larry Ryan

Leo Larry Ryan, 78, of Jonesville, passed from this life on Monday, August 25, 2014, at The Columns Community Care Center in Jonesville. He was born July 5, 1936  in Jonesville to the union of his parents, William Edward
and Lois Helen Mapp Ryan. Mr. Ryan and his wife, Linda, were married July 7, 1956 in Jefferson County, Mississippi. He was a member  of the Church of Christ and a self-employed truck driver by trade. Leo served his country in the United States Navy during the Korean Conflict. Services were held at 2 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 28, in the chapel of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena with  Rev. Don Tate officiating. Interment followed in the 

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