Obituaries

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Verla Mae C. Stringer

Verla Mae Corley Stringer, 88, of West Monroe and a native of Jena, passed from this life on Friday, April 22, 2015 in West Monroe. She was born May 27, 1927 in Jena to the union of her parents, Burley and Roberta Corley. Most of her life, Mrs. Stringer was a homemaker and mother, but she also worked as a teacher’s aide for special needs children for the Ouachita Parish School System for ten years. Mrs. Stringer graduated from Trout-Good Pine High School, and was a member of the Nazarene Church. Services were held at 3 p.m., Sunday, April 24, in the chapel of Kilpatrick Funeral Home, of Monroe with Bill Roark officiating. Interment followed at Hasley Cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Monroe. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gerald L. Stringer; her parents; her son, Gerald K. Stringer; and her brother Lewis Corley. Survivors include her children, daughter Beverly Cheryl Stringer Frost and husband Jerry, son Dr. Gary L.

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Roy H. Masters

Roy Herman Masters, 74, of Olla, and a native of Clarks, died at 7:38 p.m., Wednesday, April 27, 2016. He was born February 10, 1942. Mr. Masters was a Sales Service Engineer for Dowell Schlumberger for 27 years. He also was a 32nd degree Master Mason and former Masonic Lodge President. Roy served on the Olla Town Council and was a member of the Olla Volunteer Fire Department for 21 years. He served his country in the United States Air force as a military policeman. He loved restoring vintage vehicles, LSU football, landscaping, and visiting and drinking coffee with his friends. He will be greatly missed by his family, friends and all who knew him. A Liturgy of the Word was at Standard Baptist Church at 2 p.m., Sunday, May 1, with Rev. Shad Tibbs officiating. Interment followed in the Olla Cemetery under direction of Riser Funeral Home of Olla/Columbia. He was preceded in death by his father, Emsley Masters; and mother, Ovis Young Masters.

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William ‘Bill’ Nunnally

William John “Bill” Nunnally, III, age 70, of Bastrop, and formerly of Jena, passed away Sunday, May 1, 2016. He was born in Camden, Arkansas on December 2, 1945 to the late William John Nunnally, Jr. and Lois King Nunnally. Bill was a graduate of Bastrop High School and Northeast Louisiana University (U.L.M.). Bill served as a Nursing Home administrator for over thirty years and in 2010 retired from LaSalle Nursing Home in Jena. He was extremely proud to be a Mason and was a member of both the Carrietta Lodge No. 312 in Trout, and Mt. Gerizim Lodge No. 54 in Bastrop. A dedicated husband, father, and “Sweetness” to his friends, he will be greatly missed, but always remembered. Services were held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, May 3, in the chapel of Cox Funeral Home of Bastrop with Rev. Jim Garlington officiating. Interment and committal services were private for the family and under direction of Cox Funeral Home of Bastrop.

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Clara ‘GooGoo’ Humble

Clara “GooGoo” Humble, 64, of Tullos, passed from this life on Sunday, April 24, 2016, at the Hardtner Medical Center in Urania. She was born November 13, 1951 in Alexandria, to the union of her parents, Eugene Conway White and Reva Schneider White. She was a homemaker who dearly loved her dogs. Memorial services were held at 2 p.m., Friday, April 29, at the First Baptist Church in Tullos with Rev. Scott Smith officiating. Arrangements were under direction of Riser Funeral Home of Olla. She was preceded in death by her parents; siblings, Willie White, Johnnie White, Gertrude Blount, Sue Standfield and Caroline White.

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Vera L. Dabbs

Mrs. Vera L Dabbs, 85, of Jena, passed away on Wednesday, April 20, 2016. She was born on Monday, April 28, 1930 in Rochelle. Mrs. Dabbs was a native of Rochelle and a member of the Nebo Baptist Church. She was a business owner, and was well known for her hot tamales. She also enjoyed playing pool, quilting and crafts as well as dancing and gambling. Services were held at 11 a.m., Friday, April 22, at Zion Baptist Church with the Revs. Larry Chapman and Danny Griffin officiating. Interment followed in the Zion Cemetery of Georgetown under direction of Kinner and Stevens Funeral Home of Jena. She was preceded in death by her father, William David Griffin; mother, Velma Marie Waxley Griffin; sons, Mike Maxwell and Benny Maxwell; brother, Delton Griffin, Felton Griffin, and William Griffin, Jr.; sister, Virginia Salmon; and one grandson Christopher Dabbs; and great granddaughter Miranda Roberts.

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Wiley Mal Clark

Wiley Mal Clark, Retired CSM, 76, of Leesville, passed from this life on Friday, April 29, 2016, at Ochsner Medical Center in New Orleans. He was born August 5, 1939 in Collins, Mississippi, to L. O. Clark, Sr. and Gracie Clark. He was reared in Collins. Mr. Clark proudly served his country in the United States Army and was a veteran of the Vietnam War. The military was his life, and he loved being with soldiers as well as his military family, Thuy Berry and Michelle. Mr. Clark was a true man of honor and he lived his life with great dignity and honor. After his retirement from the Army he worked with the Federal Civil Service in Land Management. He was a member of Cooper Baptist Church. He loved his family and will be missed by all who were blessed to know him. Services were held Wednesday, May 4, at 10 a.m. in Hixson Funeral Home Chapel in Leesville with Rev. Edgar Evans officiating.

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Isaac Wayne Clark

Isaac Wayne Clark, 87, of Carencro, and a native of Walters, passed from this life on Sunday, April 17, 2016, at Maison De Lafayette. Mr. Clark was a native of Walters and a resident of Lafayette since 1972 where he was a parishioner of Calvary Baptist Church. He was employed with Tri-State and retired in 1992 from Baker Oil Tools with twenty-two years of service. A veteran of the military, Mr. Clark served in the United States Air Force from 1947-1950. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping and spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren. Services were held Wednesday, April 20, at 12-noon in Evangeline Memorial Gardens Chapel in Carencro with the Revs. James Craft and Larry Langley officiating. Interment followed in Evangeline Memorial Gardens in Carencro, under direction of Melancon Funeral Home of Carencro.

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Billy Ray Clark

Billy Ray Clark, 82, of Winnfield, and a native of Tullos, passed away on Friday, April 22, 2016. He was born Tuesday, September 12, 1933 in Tullos, to the union of his parents, Charles Elijah Clark, Sr. and Erma Albritton Clark. Mr. Clark was a member of East Winnfield Baptist Church and was retired from the U.S. Postal Service. He was a people person, loved talking to his friends and loved his church and his Lord and read his Bible daily. He was also an avid collector of precious metals. Services were held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, April 26, at East Winnfield Baptist Church with Rev. Bruce Cardin officiating. Interment followed in the Garden of Memories in Winnfield under direction of Southern Funeral Home of Winnfield. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Charles Clark, Jr., Melvin Clark and Jimmy D. Clark; and Sister, Mildred Rooney. Survivors include his wife, Janette Honeycutt Clark; children, Martin Ray Clark, Barbara Ellen Odom and husband Michael, Charles D.

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Louie Bradford Barnes

Louie Bradford Barnes, 65, of Olla, passed from this life on Saturday, April 30, 2016, at his residence. He was born August 12, 1950 in Olla to the union of his parents, Leitha and Lester Barnes. Services were held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, May 3, at the Community Pentecostal Church of Manifest with the Revs. Brad Coleman and Ronnie House officiating. Interment followed in the Olla Cemetery in Olla under direction of Magnolia Funeral Home of Alexandria. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Tina Barnes; brother, Kelly Barnes; father, Lester Barnes; and his aunt and uncle, Gena and Ibb White, who raised him as their own.

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Paula Maddox Ordoyne

Paula Maddox Ordoyne, 83, of Baton Rouge, and a native of Jena, passed from this life on Tuesday, April 19, 2016. She was born January 23, 1933 to the union of her parents, J. F. Justiss, Sr. and Wilma Justiss. Paula was a graduate of Jena High School and Louisiana Tech University. She is listed in Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities. She was a longtime member of Broadmoor United Methodist Church in Baton Rouge. Services were held at 1:30 p.m., Friday, April 22, at Resthaven Gardens of Memory and Funeral Home in Baton Rouge. She was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, Ernest “Billy” Maddox; her second husband, A. J. Ordoyne; and a brother, Eddy Justiss. Survivors include three sons, Ernest Maddox and wife Vicki, Mark J. Maddox and wife Valerie, and William Maddox; her stepdaughter, Janelle Volke; her stepsons, Jay Ordoyne and Joey Ordoyne; her grandchildren, Taylor Maddox and Mason Maddox; and her brother, James F. Justiss, Jr.

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