Obituaries

Tue
07
Oct

Dannie Louise Stewart

Dannie Louise Stewart,  72, of Olla, passed from this life on Tuesday, September 30, 2014, at the Rapides Regional Medical Center in Alexandria. Services were held at 2 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 2, at Tullos United Pentecostal
Church in Tullos with Rev. Henry Rachal officiating. Interment followed in the Miller Cemetery of Nebo under direction of Magnolia Funeral Home of Alexandria. Survivors include one daughter, Carla J. Wilson; one son, Eddie D. Stewart; two granddaughters, one grandson, and four great grandsons. 
Tue
30
Sep

Henry James Bird

Henry James Bird, 91, of Jonesville, passed from this life on Tuesday, September 23, 2014, at Grace Home in St. Frances Cabrini Medical Center in Alexandria. He was born Saturday, October 21, 1922 in Archie to the union of his parents, Harry G. and Mary Pritchard Bird. Mr. Bird was a resident of Jonesville and a member of the First Baptist Church of Jonesville. He retired from Bell South after 35 years of service. James was a veteran of World War II, who proudly served his country in the 2nd Marine Division in the Pacific Theatre. Services were held at 10 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 25, at First Baptist Church in  Jonesville with the Revs. Gary Norris and Jack Colclasure officiating. Interment followed at Pine Grove Cemetery of Rhinehart under direction of Young’s Funeral Home of Jonesville. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Laura Mae Clark Bird; daughter, Janet Ann Hughes; four
Tue
30
Sep

Jerald M. Newsom

Jerald M. Newsom, 73, of Sikes, passed from this life on Saturday, September 27, 2014. He was born Sunday, May 4, 1941 in Winnfield to the union of his parents, C. M. Newsom and Alma Johnson Newsom. Graveside services were held at 1 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 30, at the Sikes Cemetery with Rev. La Verl Shell officiating. Interment followed under direction of Southern Funeral Home of Winnfield. He was preceded in death by his parents; paternal
grandparents, Chris and Kate Carter Newsom; maternal grandparents, Richard and Julie Brister Johnson. Survivors include a brother, Jimmie Newsom and wife Judy of Sikes; a sister, Barbara Williams and husband Malcolm of Eros; niece, Shelley Williams of Eros; and nephew, Travis Williams of Raymond, MS. Memorial donations may be made to the Sikes Cemetery Fund, P. O. Box 67, Sikes, LA 71473. 
Tue
30
Sep

Larry L. Winberry

Tue
30
Sep

Taylor Diane Young

Taylor Diane Young, infant daughter of Cody Brian  Young and Tessa Diane Banes of Olla, died Thursday, September 25, 2014. She was born September 25, 2014. Graveside services were held at 10 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 27, at the Hamilton Cemetery at Aimwell under direction of Riser Funeral Home of Columbia and Olla. Survivors include her parents; maternal grandparents, Joseph Lee Barron and Crystal  Gail Barron of Olla; paternal grandparents, Suzanne Wittenback of Dallas, TX, and George Young of Sibley; maternal great grandmothers, Rita Ford and Betty Banes; maternal great great mother, Ivy Ford of Olla; paternal great grandparents, Tommy and Nancy Wittenback
and Terry Green and George Young, Sr.  
Tue
30
Sep

Annie Bell Newsom Parker

Annie Bell Newsom Parker, 94, passed from this life on Sunday, September 7, 2014, at Landmark of West Monroe. She was born February 3, 1920 to the union of Christopher Montgomery and Katherine Rebecca Carter  Newsom. Annie Bell worked for many years as a doctor’s assistant at Hardtner Medical Center in Urania. She was a longtime member of Pinehill Baptist Church of Olla. Graveside services were held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, Sept.
Tue
30
Sep

Cheryl Denise Sellers Deville “Tinker Belle Swamp”

Cheryl Denise Sellers Deville “Tinker Belle Swamp”, 48, of Morgan City, passed from this life on Tuesday, September 16, 2014. She was born February 17, 1966 in Thibodaux. Memorial services were held at 2 p.m., Saturday,  Sept. 20, in the chapel of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena with Brother Brandon Poole officiating. She was preceded in death by her Daddy, Sonny Smith, and step-brother, James Nelson. Survivors include her fiancé, Ed “Boo” DeLatte; daughters, Amber Deville and Meagan Deville, both of Dallas, TX; parents, Sue Sellers Smith and step-father, Mike and Susan Nelson of Morgan City; sister, Cynthia “Cindy” Nelson of Morgan City; step-brothers, Micheal Nelson and wife Sebrina of Morgan City, and Gary “Butch” Smith and wife Diane of Fordyce, AR, and Benny Smith and wife Gwen of Jena; and numerous other family members, nephews, nieces and one special aunt, Pam Sellers
Tue
23
Sep

Roger Dale Book

Roger Dale Book, 69, of Jonesville, passed from this life on Sunday, September 14, 2014, at Promise Hospital of Miss Lou. He was born Thursday, July 19, 1945 in Ferriday to the union of his parents, Ellis B. and Mattie Nichols Book. Roger was a member of Larto Baptist Church and proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Vietnam Conflict. Services were held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 17, at First Baptist Church in Jonesville with the Revs. Lloyd Trisler and Don Hawkins officiating. Interment followed in the Heard Cemetery of Manifest under direction of Young’s  uneral Home of Jonesville. He was preceded in death by his parents; and a sister,
Willa Dean Bush. Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Pat Hawkins Book of Jonesville; one brother, Harold M. Book, Sr. and wife Margaret of Larto; one sister, Carol Rabalais and husband Lester of Pineville; two brothers- 
Tue
23
Sep

Virginia Rose Cureington Jones

Virginia Rose Cureington Jones, 68, of Caldwell, Kansas, passed from this life on January 28, 2014. She was born October 29, 1945 in Rosefield. A memorial service will be announced at a later date. Interment was held at the
Welcome Home Cemetery, located east of Grayson. Survivors include four sons, Anthony Ortiz, Donald Berge and Steven Berge, all of Caldwell, KS, and Raymond Berge of Jena; one brother, Thomas Lutrick of Jena; and one sister, Marti Cureington of Caldwell, KS. 
Tue
23
Sep

George Leon King

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