Obituaries

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Shelby Faye Sommers

Shelby Faye Sommers, 75, of Pollock, passed from this life on Thursday, June 9, 2016, at the Rapides Regional Medical Center in Alexandria. She was a member of St. Edwards Catholic Church and Immaculate Heart Catholic Church. Services were held at 10 a.m., Monday, June 13, in the chapel  f Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Pineville with Father Ricky Gremillion officiating. Interment followed in the Bradford Cemetery under direction of Hixson Brothers, Inc. She was preceded in death by her parents, Earl and Lera Jenkins Deville; infant son, Shannon Kyle Orr; and brother, Kenneth Deville. Survivors include her husband of 25 years, Robert A. Sommers; son, Tommy Wayne Orr; daughters, Pamela Sue Ryder, and Tammy Alanna Orr; sister, Lane Bodie; brother, David Earl Deville; eight grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Pallbearers were Devin Orr, Luke Ryder, Blake Dillard, Gage LaCoste, Ken Deville and Kirk Deville.

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13
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Georgia T. Whitehead

Georgia T. Whitehead, 77, of Columbia, passed from this life on Tuesday, June 7, 2016, at her residence following an extended illness. She was born January 4, 1939 at Rosefield to the union of her parents, Eber Shelf Whitehead and Naomi Beatrice Poole Whitehead. Mrs. Whitehead was a member of the Baptist Faith. Graveside services were held at 10 a.m., Friday, June 10, at the Antioch Cemetery near Summerville. Interment followed under direction of Riser Funeral Home of Columbia. She was preceded in death by her mother and father and by her brother, Glen Roark. Survivors include her children, son, Tommy Phillips of Columbia; two daughters, Shelah Nevitt of Minden, and Vicki Froust of Columbia; two sisters, Gwen Roark of Olla and Kathrine Stamper of Clarrence; seven grandchildren, Billy McClure, Amy Fryar Bradley, Eber McClure, Justin Phillips, Ruby McClure Calhoun, Jesse McClure, and Zachary Phillips; 14 great-grandchildren; and her companion, Roger Williams.

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13
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Katie Floy Spinks

Katie Floy Spinks, 94, of Jonesville, passed from this life on Friday, June 10, 2016, in Ferriday. She was born Wednesday, March 29, 1922 in Whitehall to the union of her parents, Howard Neville Coon and Mittie Cass Taylor Coon. Mrs. Spinks was a member of Parhams Baptist Church. Services were held at 2 p.m., Monday, June 13, at Parhams Baptist Church with Rev. Tony Ganey officiating. Interment followed in the Pine Grove Cemetery near Rhinehart under direction of Young’s Funeral Home of Jonesville. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Hartwell Spinks; two daughters, Infant Daughter and Velma Holland; granddaughter, Patricia Stangle; great-grandson, Tucker Cowgill; two brothers, Marvin Coon and Sylbert Coon; and son-in-law, Bill Pugh. Survivors include two sons, Phillip Spinks and wife Joyce of Lismore, and J. H.

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13
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Linda Young-Simmond

Linda Marie Young-Simmond, 49, of Marietta, Georgia, was granted her angel wings on Sunday, June 5, 2016, following a brief illness. She was born the second of seven children on September 5, 1966 in Detroit, MI, to the union of her parents, Pastor Jimmy and Sylvia Young, now residents of Jena. At a young age, she accepted Christ as her Savior and was baptized at Williams Memorial Baptist Church. Linda graduated from Cooley High School with a college prep diploma in 1984. She began her college career at Northwestern University in Natchitoches and later transferred to Oakland University in Michigan. She was awarded an Associate of Arts degree from the University of Phoenix in 2011. In 2015, she received the Bachelor of Science degree in Human Services Management. In 1996, she married her best friend, Michael Simmond and the couple was blessed with two children, Mykah Leigh and Michael Lee.

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13
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Roy “R.L.” McDaniel

Roy L. “R.L.” Mc-Daniel, 68, of Trout, passed from this life on Monday, June 6, 2016, at the Rapides Regional Medical Center in Alexandria. He was born April 10, 1948 in Jena to the union of his parents, Woodrow Wilson “Jap” and Dorothy LaDoris Kelly McDaniel. R. L. was employed by the LaSalle Parish Police Jury as a truck driver. Services were held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, June 8, in the chapel of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena with Rev. Larry Chapman officiating. Interment followed in the Belah Cemetery under direction of Hixson Brothers, Inc. of Jena. Survivors include his wife, Katherine Ganey “Kathy” McDaniel of Trout; son, Robert “Robby” McDaniel of Jena; brother, Ronnie McDaniel and wife Lisa of Jena; sister, Joyce Greer and husband John of Jena; and two grandchildren, Monica Fonville and Kaylee Johnson. Pallbearers were his co-workers with the La-Salle Parish Police Jury.

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13
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Evelyn Ruth Lincecum

Evelyn Ruth Sumrall Lincecum, 73, of Tullos, passed from this life on Wednesday, June 8, 2016, at the LaSalle Nursing Home of Jena. She was born May 5, 1943 in Tullos to the union of her parents, Silvanus and Minnie Nugent Sumrall. Mrs. Lincecum was a homemaker. Services were held at 10 a.m., Saturday, June 11, at New Union Baptist Church, north of Tullos, with the Revs. Matthew Murrell and Tommy Hollis officiating. Interment followed in the New Union Church Cemetery under direction of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena. She was preceded in death by husband, Laney W. Lincecum; her parents; brother, Clarmon A. Sumrall; sisters, Lillie Mae Deville and Irene Allbritton; and great grandchild, Isaak Barnard. Survivors include two sons, Gerry Lincecum and wife Brandie of Georgetown, and Danny Lincecum and wife Tammy of Jena; brother, James W. Sumrall and wife Wanda of Tullos; sister, Lottie L. Jordan of Olla; grandchildren, Daniel L.

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Bobby Glenn Anding

Bobby Glenn Anding, 55, of Kelly, passed from this life unexpectedly on Monday, June 6, 2016, at the Citizens Medical Center in Columbia Heights. He was born May 15, 1961 in Monroe to the union of his parents, Ralph Junior “R.J.” Anding and Pearlie Estelle Sullivan Anding. Bobby Glenn hauled scrap iron as his job, but truly enjoyed his work and considered it more like a hobby. Services were held at 2 p.m., Saturday, June 11, at Sharon Baptist Church of Sikes with Rev. James W. Simons officiating. Interment followed in the Sharon Cemetery of Sikes under direction of Riser Funeral Home of Columbia. He was preceded in death by his mother, Pearlie Estelle Sullivan Anding.

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06
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Billy Wayne Spann

Billy Wayne Spann, 55, of Jonesville, passed from this life on Thursday, May 26, 2016, at the LSU Medical Center in Shreveport. He was born May 18, 1961 in Jonesville to the union of his parents, Henry and Mildred Spann. Billy Wayne did many things in his life. He was an iron worker and a turtle farmer among other things, but his true passion was always the water. He was a fisherman at heart and truly a special individual. Services were held at 2 p.m., Sunday, May 29, at Patton Baptist Church with the Revs. Juane McClure and Bill Cotton officiating. He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Henry Jeff Spann; his in-laws, Bill and Arlene Coker; and a sister-in-law, Francis Wyles. Survivors include his wife of 34 years, Beverly Coker Spann; one son, Henry Wayne Spann; Howard Spann and wife Kathy, Johnnie Spann and wife Mary, Judy Cotton and husband Mark, Hank Spann and wife Sonja, Sandra Spann, and many nieces and nephews along with many great nieces and nephews.

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Mathilda Guyon

Mathilda B. Guyon, 80, of Lafayette, passed from this life on Friday, May 27, 2016, at AMG Specialty Hospital in Lafayette. She was born January 29, 1936 in New Orleans to the union of her parents, Justin and Emily Ballay. Mrs. Guyon was a homemaker and manager of Port Sulfur High School cafeteria for many years. She was a great, loving mother and grandmother. Services were held at 1 p.m., Tuesday, May 31, from the chapel of Riser Funeral Home in Columbia with Rev. Lee Williams officiating. Interment followed in the Rosefield Cemetery at Rosefield under direction of Riser Funeral Home of Columbia. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Alton Guyon; daughter, Angela Suzanne Guyon; and her parents.

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Ann Nethery Talley

Edith Ann Nethery Talley, 81, of Olla, passed from this life on Wednesday, June 1, 2016, at the Haven Nursing Center in Columbia Heights, following an extended illness. She was born October 27, 1934 in Olla to the union of her parents, Wilbur P. Nethery and Edith Brandin Nethery. Ann was a member of the Pinewood Garden Club in Olla and avid Bridge player. She loved flower gardening and was a faithful member of First Baptist Church of Olla. Services were held at 2 p.m., Saturday, June 4, from the sanctuary of First Baptist Church of Olla with Rev. Greg Dunn officiating. Interment followed in the Olla Cemetery under direction of Riser Funeral Home of Columbia/Olla. She was preceded in death by her parents; her son, Stephen Kyle Talley; her daughter, Mauri Ann Talley; her brother, Glen Nethery; and her sisters, Wilma Raye Zeagler and Betty Jo McDonald.

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