Obituaries

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Quinton Vandrew Ganey

Quinton Vandrew Ganey, 81, of Prospect, and a native  of Jena, entered eternal rest on Sunday, November 16, 2014, at Rapides Regional Medical Center in Alexandria. He was born in LaSalle  Parish on February 24, 1933
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J. C. “Sonny” Gilbert

J. C. “Sonny” Gilbert, 92, of Sicily Island, passed from this life on Friday, November 21, 2014, at his home in Sicily Island. He was born March 6,  1922 to the union of Jess and Fannie Adams Gilbert. Sonny graduated from
Wisner High School and Northeast Junior College, now known as the University of Louisiana at Monroe, and attended LSU. During World War II, he left LSU to voluntarily enlist in the U.S. Army and served with a B-24 bomber
unit in England and Africa. After his military service, he settled in Sicily Island, married Barbara Jane Peck in 1946, and began his family business of farming, which he continued throughout his life. In 1956, he began a career
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Nov

Martha Ruth Moses Johnson

Martha Ruth Moses Johnson, 88, of Marseilles, Illinois, passed from this life on Friday, November 7, 2014, at Montclair Park Assisted Living Center, where she resided for  the last eight years. Prior to that, she lived in  Marseilles, IL for 58 years. She was born December 17, 1925 in Alden Bridge, LA to her parents, John and Lottie Moses. Martha became a Registered Nurse in 1946, graduating from Baylor Nursing School in Dallas, TX. She
married Jed Johnson in May of that year, and the couple moved to Roswell, NM, where Jed served in the U.S. Army Air Corps. In 1948 they moved to Marseilles, IL, where Jed practiced medicine for many years, and he and Martha reared five children. Martha earned $15 a month in the Cadet Nurse Corps in 1946, but most of her jobs after that were of the non-paying kind. She was an excellent cook, a gracious hostess, and a splendid nurse
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18
Nov

Billie Ray McKinney

Billie Ray McKinney, 84, of Jena, went to be with his Lord early Friday morning, November 14, 2014, from his home, following an extended illness.  He was born August 3, 1930 in Tullos to the union of his parents, Archie and Maggie Belle Morris McKinney. Bill was of the Baptist faith and a member of East Jena Baptist Church. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and a loyal friend to  many. He proudly served his country in the United States Navy. After his military service, Bill was employed for many years in the oilfield industry.  In the early 1970’s, he became a LaSalle Parish deputy sheriff, where he served for a dozen or so years. It was during this time 
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18
Nov

Bobby Lee Carroll, Sr.

Bobby Lee Carroll, Sr., 69, of Kelly, entered eternal rest on Saturday, November 15, 2014, at Rapides Regional Medical Center in Alexandria. Memorial services were held at Gallagher Funeral Home in Ball on Monday,  November  7. He was preceded in death by his parents, Otis J. and Cleo P. Carroll; one son, Bobby Lee Carroll, Jr.; and a granddaughter, Candy Nicole Green. Survivors include his wife, Faye Rena Duke Carroll of Kelly; three sons, William Leroy Carroll and wife Teresa of Olla, William Lee Carroll of Kelly, and Jeffery Mullican of  El Paso, AR; six daughters, Linda Green and husband Melvin of Jena, Glenda Carroll of Oak Grove, Betty Jean
Evans and husband Casey of Belah, LaDonna Baum and husband Bruce of Olla, Elizabeth LaDart and husband Patrick of West Monroe, and Jennifer Mullican of Kelly; one brother, Otis J. Carroll, Jr. and wife Jenny of Krotz
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11
Nov

Della Harrell Beaubouef

Della Harrell Beaubouef, 84, of Pine Prairie, and formerly of the Magnolia Community in LaSalle Parish, entered eternal rest on Thursday, November 6, 2014, at the Rapides Regional Medical  Center in Alexandria. She was born March 23, 1930 in Lecompte to the union of her parents, Hugh and Euna Ruth Jenkins Harrell. Services were held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 8, in the Friendship Baptist Church with the Revs. Todd Richardson and Ed  Blankenship officiating. Committal services followed in the Friendship Baptist Church Cemetery of Pine Prairie under the guidance of White Oaks Funeral Home of Oakdale. She was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Hardy Beaubouef. Mrs. Beaubouef leaves behind a loving family and a host of friends. 
 
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Barbara Lea Pritchard

Barbara Lea Pritchard, 68, of Minden, passed from this life on Wednesday, November 5, 2014, at Minden Medical Center in Minden. She was born October 4, 1946 in Jonesville. Barbara was of the Methodist  faith, had a heart of gold, and loved to cook. Services were held at 2 p.m., Friday, Nov. 7, in the chapel of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena with Rev. Terry Doughty officiating. Interment followed at the Pritchard Cemetery of Rhinehart
under direction of Hixson Brothers, Inc. of Jena. She was preceded in death by her father, Howard Dado Cross. Survivors include her mother, Emogene Greer of Shreveport; daughter, Renee Pritchard of Trout; son, Edward Pritchard of Marietta, OK; granddaughter, Sydney Leann Pritchard of Trout; sisters, Nancy Pace of Marshall, TX, Pat Deason of Jena, and Lenora Greer of Shreveport. Pallbearers were Travis Pritchard, Heath Deason, David
Pritchard, Clifton “Pap” Pritchard, Bear Pritchard, and Doyle Pritchard  
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Minnie Laverne Metchette

Minnie Laverne Metchette, 87, of Ball, and a native  of LaSalle Parish, passed from this life on Sunday, November 9, 2014, at her home.  She was born May 19, 1927 to the union of James and LeOnie Bignar Yule. Mrs.
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George William Wilkinson

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05
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Jewel Weaver Miles

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