Tonda Ann McLendon, 66, of Jena, passed from this life on Saturday, May 18, 2013, at Rapides Regional Medical Center in Alexandria. She was born March 22, 1947 in Wisner to the union of her parents, Richard and Irene Elizabeth Tisdale Jones. Tonda was a homemaker. Services were held at 2 p.m., Monday, May 20, in the chapel of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena with the Revs. Jimmy Keene and Tommy Nelson officiating. Interment followed in the Randall Cemetery of Aimwell under direction of Hixson Brothers, Inc. of Jena. She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Sue Thornburg; and brother, William Howell. Survivors include her husband, Lowell McLendon of Jena; two sons, Rodney McLendon and Michael McLendon, both of Jena; two brothers, Bobby Jones of Ozark, MO and Richard Jones, Jr. of Oklahoma City, OK; and six grandchildren. Pallbearers were Steve Andrews, Mike Crooks, John Borderlon, Tony Ganey, Gary Don Moseley and H. O. Berry.