Obituaries

Tue
21
Oct

Frances Elizabeth Curbo Wilkinson

Frances Elizabeth Curbo Wilkinson, 93, of Walters, and formerly of Christoval, Texas, was received into Heaven on Thursday, October 16, 2014. She was born on Wednesday, June 15, 1921, in Brownwood, Texas, to the
union of Marion Price Curbo and Emma Lorene Flippin Curbo. Services were held at 11 a.m., Monday, Oct. 20, in the chapel of Kinner and Stevens Funeral Home of Jena with Rev. Walter Lloyd officiating. Interment followed in the Jena Cemetery under direction of Kinner and Stevens, Inc. of Jena. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jesse Winston Wilkinson; son, Jim Earl Wilkinson; parents; two brothers, Jim Scott Curbo and infant Marion Scott Curbo; seven sisters, Jo Ann Curbo Freeman, Patricia Curbo Cope, Ruth Wayne Curbo Mongomery, Billie L. Curbo Gulden, Clara Curbo McDaniels, and infant twins; one granddaughter, and two great great grandchildren. 
Tue
14
Oct

Howard McCarty

Coach Howard McCarty, 73, of Olla, passed from this life on Thursday, October 9, 2014, following an extended illness. He was born December 31, 1940 in Urania to the union of Wiston Aubrey and Minnie  Hale McCarty.
McCarty spent his lifetime in the field of education. After graduating from Winnfield High School, he  eceived his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Northeast  Louisiana University (now University of Louisiana at Monroe), while maintaining a 3.7 GPA average in his graduate work. While attending Winnfield High School, McCarty was a member of the 1958 district championship football team, coached by Charles “Hoss” Newman. It was Winnfield’s
first championship in 30 years. After graduating from NLU, Howard entered the U.S. Army and rose to the rank of Captain and was a member of the 101st Airborne Division and served as a field combat company commander. He 
Tue
14
Oct

Mattie Louise Head

Tue
07
Oct

Horrell “Buddy” Knight

Horrell “Buddy” Knight, 58, of Jena, passed from this life on Thursday, October 2, 2014, at his residence in Jena. He was born June 16, 1956 in Baton Rouge to the union of his parents, Horrell and Bonnie Mae Powell Knight.
Buddy was a consultant in the oilfield. Services were held at 10 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 4, at East Jena Baptist Church with Bro. Steve Jones officiating. Survivors include one son, Joe Knight of Jena; three daughters, Alisha Wilson of Jena, Mary Beth Vasquez of Pineville, and Stormie Knight of Jena; three brothers, Mike Carr of Many, James Knight and Shelton Knight, both of Dallas, TX; two sisters, Mary Ann Queen of Jena and Gilda Mock of New Braunfels, TX; and eight grandchildren, Tavin Knight, Brendan Purdion, William Purdion, Nathan Jacobs, Matthew Jacobs, Henry Vasquez, Hannah Wilson, and Chase Wilson.
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.

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