Obituaries

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Margaret F. Welch

Margaret Eugene Falkenheiner Welch, 80, of Harhan, passed from this life on Tuesday, November 29, 2016, in Harhan.

She was born Thursday, April 16, 1936 in Ferriday to the union of her parents, Henry and Edith Lee Falkenheiner.

Services were held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 3, in the chapel of Young’s Funeral Home in Ferriday.

Interment followed in the Greenlawn Cemetery in Natchez, MS, under direction of Young’s Funeral Home of Ferriday.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Thomas W. Welch; daughter, Kate Welch Pellitteri; and sister, Kay Falkenheiner Burson.

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Judge J.P. Mauffray

The Honorable John Phillip “J.P.” Mauffray, Jr., District Judge-Retired, 73, of Jena, passed away on Friday, December 2, 2016, at his home in the Walkerville Community, south of Jena.

He was born Thursday, November 18, 1943 in New Orleans, Louisiana, to the union of John Phillip, Sr. and Margurite Louise Waguespack Mauffray.

Among Judge Mauffray’s many accomplishments were: in 1960, appointed Colonel on the staff of Governor Jimmie Davis as an Aide de Camp; in 1965, received a B.S. Degree in Chemical Engineering from Tulane University school of engineering; in 1973, received a Juris Doctor degree from LSU School of Law; from 1973 to 1974, served as member of the Moot Court Board; in 1977, admitted and qualified as attorney and counselor of the Supreme Court.

J.P. served as leader for Boy Scouts of America and was an Eagle Scout himself. He was past president of the Lake Charles Jaycees. He served as 28th Judicial District Judge from 1994 until 2008.

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Joseph E. Doughty, Jr.

Joseph E. Doughty, Jr., 59, of Vidalia, passed from this life on Wednesday, November 30, 2016.

He was born January 4, 1957 in Jena to the union of his parents, Joseph Eldon Doughty, Sr. and Edith Monk Doughty.

Joe spent his childhood years in Harrisonburg before going to college at Louisiana Tech. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in education and a Master of Science in Agriculture. While at Tech, Joe was active in the Baptist Student Union and continued to be an enthusiastic Tech football fan and Alumni.

He moved to Vidalia and became an active member of First Baptist Church where he met his wife. He taught Sunday school for over 25 years, served as a deacon, and was the Secretary of the Deacons. Joe enjoyed meeting every morning at Nikki’s with his coffee group. He was active in Ferriday Rotary Club for the last 8 years.

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John R. Bradford

John R. Bradford, 56, of Jena, passed from this life on Wednesday, November 30, 2016, at his residence in Jena.

He was born December 21, 1959 in Jena to the union of his parents, Phillip Owen Bradford, Jr. and Ruby Ineta Jernigan Bradford.

John was a driller in the oilfield, never met a stranger and always had a smile for everyone.

Services were held at 12-noon Saturday, Dec. 3, in the chapel of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena with Rev. Harvey Blasingame officiating.

Interment followed in the Pine Grove Cemetery of Rhinehart under direction of Hixson Brothers, Inc. of Jena.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

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John Wayne Bailey

John Wayne Bailey, 72, of Jena, passed from this life on Wednesday, November 30, 2016, at his residence in Jena.

He was born April 28, 1944 in Jena to the union of his parents, Joseph Garland Bailey and Edith Bailey.

John was a drilling and work over consultant, and was self employed for over 50 years. He was also a cattleman and enjoyed his grandkids and duck hunting.

Services were held at 2 p.m., Friday, Dec. 2, at Shady Grove Pentecostal Church in Sharptown with the Revs. Beau Manasco, Curtis Thornton, Lonnie Weidner and Joey Paul officiating.

Arrangements were handled by Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena.

He was preceded in death by his father; and infant daughter, Cindy Renee Bailey.

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Odessa Hudson Achord

Odessa Hudson Achord, 75, of Little Creek, died at 2:20 a.m., Saturday, December 3, 2016 at Grace Home in Alexandria.

She was a homemaker, a mother, a grandmother and member of Ebenezer Baptist Church.

Odessa and her late husband, Marshall Achord, owned and operated Marshall Achord Electrical Company from 1974 to 2002, and for many years owned and operated Little Creek Grocery

Services were held at 10 a.m., Sunday, December 4, at Ebenezer Baptist Church of Little Creek with the Revs. Todd Norris and Ron Nation officiating.

Interment followed in the Hawthorne Cemetery in Little Creek under direction of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Marshall Achord; and parents Wiley and Alma Hudson.

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Lettie Viola Windham

Lettie Viola Windham, 88, of Jena, passed from this life on Wednesday, November 23, 2016, at the Jena Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Jena.

Mrs. Windham was a homemaker and a dental assistant.

Services were held at 2 p.m., Friday, Nov. 25, in the chapel of Kinner and Stevens Funeral Home of Jena with the Revs. Johnnie Phillips and Terry Doughty officiating.

Interment followed in the Nebo Cemetery under direction of Kinner and Stevens, Inc. of Jena.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Hugh and Amanda Sanders Allen; husbands, Lawrence Paul and Dr. Andrew Windham; brothers, Jim Allen, Arthur Allen, Ross Allen, J.H. “Tucker” Allen, Wayne Allen, Don Allen and Glen Allen; and sisters, Nettie Smith, Audie Hailey, Ella Bradford, Lena Hudspeth and Marjorie Allen.

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Mollie H. Taylor

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Ann Morehead Nugent

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Tessa “Boo” Watson

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