Obituaries

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George T. “Bo” Mannon

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Hallie B. Sims

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Reuben William Trussell

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Lillie Faye Westbrooks

Lillie Faye Westbrooks, 81, of Jena, passed from this life on Sunday, April 13, 2014, at her residence. She was born December 21, 1932 in Summerville to the union of James Isaac and Eula Vell Green Poole. Mrs. Westbrooks was a homemaker. Services were held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, April 16, in the chapel of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena with Rev. Willie Beaubouef officiating. Interment followed in the Jena Cemetery east of Jena under direction of Hixson Brothers, Inc. of Jena. She was preceded in death by her parents; and husband, Isaac Westbrooks. She is survived by a sister, Helen Cleo Parker of Winnfield. Pallbearers were Eli Cooper, Dustin Parker, Shadow Parker, and Dylan Parker.
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Sarah Vanoil Simmons Adams

Sarah Vanoil Simmons Adams, 92, of Jena, passed from this life on Thursday, April 10, 2014, at Christus St. Frances Cabrini Hospital in Alexandria. She was born on January  29, 1922 to the union of Iley and Rosa Sikes Simmons, and was the oldest of ten children born to the couple. Mrs. Adams spent her early life near the town of Sikes in Winn Parish and was a graduate of Sikes High  School, where she played basketball and was a lifelong supporter of all sports. Along with her sister, Earlene, she sang in the gospel quartet known as the “Sikes Girls Quartet” and the group sang all across the southern United States. The family gathered around the
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Joe Morgan Holloway

Joe Morgan Holloway, Sr., 81, of Harrisonburg, passed from this life on Friday, April 11, 2014. He was born March 3, 1933 to the union of his parents, Ralph L. Holloway and Myrtle L. Holloway. Mr. Joe graduated from
Pioneer High School in Chickasha, OK. He was a veteran of the United States Navy, serving in the Korean Conflict on the USS Hancock Aircraft Carrier. He served as superintendent of Harrisonburg utilities as well as an alderman in Harrisonburg for 25 years, and retired from Terry, Inc. after working for many years. He loved to garden, hunt and most of all, he loved spending time with his family, grandchildren and great grandchildren. 
Mr. Joe was a member, Deacon and Sunday School Superintendent at Bird’s Creek Baptist Church, located on LA 8 just west of Harrisonburg. Services were held at 10 a.m., Monday, April 14, at Bird’s Creek Baptist Church
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Carl Calvin Partin

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Peggy Nell Smith

Peggy Nell Smith, 75, of Olla, passed from this life on Tuesday, April 8, 2014, at her residence following an extended illness. She was born on September 19, 1938 at Bevins, Texas, to the union of her parents, the late Virgil Taylor McDuff and Bernice Wall McDuff. Peggy was a member of the First Baptist Church of Olla. A memorial service was held at 1 p.m., Friday, April 11, from the chapel of Riser Funeral Home in Olla with Chaplain Clyde Grammon officiating. Survivors include her husband, L. C. Smith, Jr. of Olla; two sons, Paul Smith of Olla and Ken Smith of Spokane, WA; one daughter, Terry Smith of Austin, TX; six grandchildren and three great grandchildren  
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08
Apr

Betty Breland

Betty Breland, 71, of Jena, passed from this life on Saturday, April 5, 2014, at the La- Salle Nursing Home of Jena. She was born September 3, 1942 in Lake Arthur to the union of her parents, Eddie and Ezora Pete LaBauve.
Mrs. Breland was a homemaker. Services were held at 10 a.m., Tuesday, April 8, at the First Baptist Church in Jena with the Revs. Mickey Bounds Dominick DiCarlo officiating. Interment followed in the Magnolia Cemetery in the Magnolia Community south of Jena under direction of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena. She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Jimmy LaBauve. Survivors include her  husband, C. W. Breland of
Jena; two sons, Bill Breland and wife Susie of Jena, and Dennis Breland of Shreveport;  two sisters, Hazel Bearb of Church Point and Edith Bergeron of Sulphur; four brothers, Willie LaBauve of New Iberia, Milton LaBauve
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08
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Ana Sue “Sudie” Hooter

Ana Sue “Sudie” Hooter, 70, left earth for her eternal home on Sunday, March 30, 2014. Throughout the last months of her life, she endured multiple medical challenges. In the end, she won, for she is eternally healed.
She was born July 2, 1943 in LaSalle Parish to the union of her parents, Ana BrazaDee Reeves Hooter and Howard Lester Hooter. Sudie loved Jesus and celebrated her Spiritual birthday yearly beginning on October

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