Obituaries

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16
Dec

Ronald Wayne Davis

Ronald Wayne Davis, 55, of Trout, passed from this life on Friday, December 5, 2014, in Bakersfield, California. He was born March 30, 1959 in Marks, Mississippi. Ronald was a truck driver for 25 years and a veteran of 
the United States Army. Services were held at 2 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 14, in the chapel of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena with Ricky Nugent and Gary Davidson officiating. Interment followed in the Taylor Chapel Cemetery at Summerville under direction of Hixson Brothers, Inc. of Jena. He was preceded in death by his wife, Beverly Mae Carlisle Davis; and father, Billy Jay Davis. Survivors include his mother, Lena Mae Davis of Jena; brother, John Davis and wife Sharon of Trout; three half-brothers, David Allen Everett and wife Karen of Robertsdale, AL, William Scott Everett of Houston, TX, and Charles Henry Everett of Jena. Pallbearers were Dewey Gianelloni, Daniel Davis, Al Cassels, Kenneth Holder, Terry Powell, and Ricky Smith 
Tue
16
Dec

Willie Louise Wilson Barrett

Willie Louise Wilson Barrett, 92, of Jena, was received into Heaven on Tuesday, December 9, 2014. She was born December 18, 1921 in Rhinehart, to the union of her parents, John Ferman and Olivia Bianca Doughty Wilson. Services were held at 11 a.m., Friday, Dec. 12, in the chapel of Kinner and Stevens  Funeral Home of Jena with Rev. Dominick DiCarlo officiating. Interment followed in the Hair Cemetery of Jena under direction of Kinner and Stevens, Inc. of Jena. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Andrew Barrett; first husband, James L. Spence; her parents; son, Richard Barrett; two brothers, Alden Wilson and Charles Wilson; and a grandson, Daniel King. Survivors include three daughters, Verna Spence Clancy and husband George, Judy Barrett Baker and husband Sam, and Glynn Barrett King and husband Buford, all of Jena; a son, John Barrett and wife Tanya of Monroe;
Tue
16
Dec

Lloyd L. Smith

A memorial service for Lloyd L. Smith was held at 5 p.m., Monday, December 15, 2014, at Temple Baptist  Church in Jena with Rev. Dustin McAnn officiating. Arrangements were under direction of Magnolia Funeral Home of Alexandria. Lloyd loved his friends and caregivers at Jena Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. He was preceded in death by his parents, Raymond and Joyce Smith. Survivors include two sisters, Helen Muse and Bonnie
Rhoads, both of Sacramento, CA; one brother, Ray Smith of Pineville; and several nieces and nephews
Tue
16
Dec

Dustin Lee Beard

Dustin Lee Beard, 34, of Jena, passed from this life on Saturday, December 13, 2014, at his residence in Jena. He was born April 20, 1980 in Natchez, Mississippi. Dustin started work in the oilfield two weeks after his eighteenth birthday, employed by Entergy Drilling of Natchez, and was employed by Entergy at the time of his death. He was revered to be a very dedicated, talented and skilled individual. He loved cookouts, oilfield, family,
and bulldogs. “He was a good uncle who loved and cared for us,” said Tyler Beard. Services will be at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 17, in the chapel of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena with Rev. Terry Doughty, Raymond Beard and Jana McEntryre officiating. Interment will follow in the Pine Grove Cemetery of Rhinehart under direction of Hixson Brothers, Inc. of Jena. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Dudley and Bettye
Tue
09
Dec

Laevon Steve Poole

Laevon Steve Poole, 93, of Aimwell, passed from this life on Sunday, December 7, 2014, at his residence. He was born October 15, 1921 in Aimwell to the union  of his parents, Jesse M. and Edna Ford Poole. Mr. Poole was employed as a mechanic for the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development until his retirement. He also served his country in the United States Army and is a veteran of World War II, serving in Germany. Services were held at 1 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 9, at Aimoch Baptist Church in the Aimoch Community with the Revs. Todd Whittington and Brandon Poole officiating. Interment followed in the Randall Cemetery in the Aimwell
Tue
09
Dec

Jacqueline “Jackie” Huffman

Tue
09
Dec

Hazel Brooks Bolton

Hazel Brooks Bolton, 96, of Alexandria, and formerly of Good Pine, passed from this life on Thursday, December 4, 2014, at her residence. She was born May 21, 1918 in Wellington, Texas, to the union of her parents, Calvin Gentry and Maggie Knorzer Brooks. Mrs. Bolton served as an elementary school teacher in Caldwell and Catahoula parishes, and taught kindergarten and elementary class in LaSalle Parish. She was a member of the Trinity Baptist Church in Pineville. She and her late husband, Rev. Jimmie Bolton served First Baptist Church in Columbia where he was pastor in the 1950’s and early 1960’s. Under their leadership, the new First Baptist Church in
Tue
09
Dec

Elizabeth Louvenia Fletcher Williams

Elizabeth Louvenia Fletcher Williams, 58, of Tullos, passed from this life on Tuesday, December 2, 2014. She was born Monday, November 5, 1956 in Winnfield to the union of her parents, James and Anita Fletcher. Mrs. Williams was a certified nurses’ assistant. She was preceded in death by her parents; a step-son, Travis Mercer; and brother, James Skains. Survivors include her daughters, Stephanie Mercer of Alexandria, and Mary Mercer of Winnfield; grandchildren, Cole Barton, Maria Garcia, and Jake Garcia; and sister, Carolyn Fletcher of Tullos. As of press time on Monday, arrangements were incomplete but will be under direction of Southern Funeral Home of Winnfield 
Tue
02
Dec

Edna Louise Ainsworth

Edna Louise Ainsworth, 89, of Pineville, passed from this life on Wednesday, November 26, 2014, at Christus St. Frances Cabrini Hospital in Alexandria. During her working career, she was a waitress. Services were held at 11 a.m., Friday, Nov. 28, in the chapel of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home in Pineville with Rev. Douglas Freeman officiating. Interment followed in Woodland Cemetery, east of Jena, under direction of Hixson Brothers, Inc. of
Pineville. She was preceded in death by her parents, John William and Etta Ann Revere Blow; brother, Edward Blow; and sister, Mildred Ainsworth. Survivors include one son, Henry A. Wilson, Jr. and wife Cathy of Alexandria; three grandsons, two granddaughters, and eight great grandchildren.     
Tue
02
Dec

Lenora Routh Greer

Lenora Routh Greer, 50, of Shreveport, passed from this life on Thursday, November 20, 2014. She was born August 12, 1964 to the union of her parents, Herbert B. and  Emogene Greer.Graveside services were held at 1 p.m., Monday, Nov. 24, at Welcome Home Cemetery, east of Grayson, with the Revs. Jimmy Keene and Johnnie Phillips officiating. Interment followed under direction of Rose-Neath Funeral Home of Shreveport. She was preceded in death by her father; and sister, Barbara Pritchard. Survivors include her mother, Emogene Greer; fiancé, John Armistead; siblings, Nancy G. Pace and husband Allen, and Pat G. Deason and husband Jerry; nephews, Edward Pritchard, Michael S. Berry, Christopher T. Berry, Heath Deason, and Jay B. Berry; nieces, Renee Pritchard and Tracy D. Sheffield; six great nephews, four great nieces, and many loving friends. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or to the charity of your choice      

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