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Charles Bradford Cripps

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Kevin Charles Dean

Kevin Charles Dean, 43, of Bastrop, and a former resident of Jena, passed from this life on Wednesday, April 8, 2015, at his home in Bastrop. He was born October 31, 1971, and resided in Jena for ten years, from 1999 to 2009. Kevin was a 1991 graduateof Farmerville High School and was employed in the oilfield industry. He loved to hunt, fish, play golf and hunt arrowheads. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, April 17, at the Golden Funeral Home in Bastrop with Rev. Jerry Stuckey officiating. He was preceded in death by his fathers, Claude N. Gray and Charles Dean. Survivors include two sons, Kevin Dean and Philip Dean, both of Houston, TX; 
his mother, Vivian Gray of Oak Grove; four sisters, Melissa King of Jena, Carrie Otwell and husband James of Oak Grove; Sandy Lutrell and Karen Elrod, both of Arkansas; a brother, Bill Gray of Arkansas; his girlfriend, Angela
Harris of Bastrop; and numerous nieces and nephews 
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Glendale Frizzell

Glendale Frizzell, 69, passed from this life on Saturday, April 11, 2015, at Christus St. Patrick Hospital. Services were held at 1 p.m., Tuesday, April 14, at the Olla Pentecostal Church with Rev. Daryl Floyd officiating. Interment followed in the Rosefield Cemetery under direction of Magnolia Funeral Home of Alexandria. He was preceded in death by his grandson, Zeke Frizzell; great granddaughter, Layla Webb; father, Paul Frizzell; mother, Edna  enry; and brothers-in-law, Joe and Bartly. Survivors include his wife, Darris Welch Frizzell; children, Paul Frizzell and wife Melissa, Nadine Ewing and husband Dewayne, Tavis Frizzell and wife Patricia, Neomia Sharbono and husband Richard, and Todd Frizzell and wife Jessica; grandchildren, William Frizzell, Johnathan Frizzell, Ariel Frizzell, Curtis Webb and wife Teressa, Sonseea Price and husband Jared, Joseph Price, Jalon Price,
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Luther Leon Gardner

Luther Leon Gardner, 82, of Trout, passed from this life on Monday, April 6, 2015, at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Pineville. He was born June 15, 1932 in Forest, Mississippi, to the union of his parents, Joseph and Elizabeth Hall Gardner. Mr. Gardner was a retired police officer, and served his country in the United States Navy. Services were held at 2 p.m., Thursday, April 9, atZenoria Baptist Church with Rev. Joel Johnson officiating.
Interment followed in the Chalk Hill Cemetery in the Little Creek Community under direction of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena. He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Erma Gardner; sisters, Levern
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Peggy Denise Poole

Peggy Denise Poole, 56, of Jena, passed from this life on Wednesday, April 8, 2015, at her residence. She was born December 7, 1958 in Jena to the union of her parents, Verion Huey and Frieda Korn Poole. Peggy was employed by Hercules Oil Company for 15 years as a kitchen worker, and loved to work in her yard and fish. Services were held at 10 a.m., Saturday, April 11, in the chapel of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena with Rev. Joey Paul officiating. Interment followed in the Randall Cemetery of Aimell under direction of Hixson Brothers, Inc. of Jena. Survivors include her sister, Kathy Culp of Jena; brother, James “Huey” Poole of Jena; niece and nephew, Lindsey Culp and Thomas Culp; and a host of cousins, aunts, uncles and friends. Pallbearers were Jamie Pritchard, Chester Ford, Michael Ferrington, J. L. Simpson, Kim Poole, and Scott Poole. Honorary pallbearers
were Leon Farmer, Melvin Poole, and Clifton Poole
 
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Harry “Cuz” Roberts

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Marion Clinton Bennett

Marion Clinton Bennett, 83, of Jonesville, was received into Heaven on Saturday, March 28, 2015. He was born Friday, June 5, 1931 in Jonesville to the union of Richard Wilds Bennett and Alice Mae McGee Bennett. Mr. Bennett was a charter member of Grace Baptist Church in Jonesville and served as an elder for eleven years and was a member of First Baptist Church of Jonesville at the time of his death. He served his country in the United States Army. Services were held at 10 a.m., Tuesday, March 31, at First Baptist Church of Jonesville with the Revs. Gary Norris, Travis Glenn and Paul Piro officiating. Interment followed in the Jena Cemetery under direction of Kinner and Stevens Funeral Home of Jena. He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Robert Glenn Bennett; brother, Richard McGee Bennett; sister, Violet Marie Bennett White; and two nephews, Jessie White and Bobby White.

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Elgin Ray Cooper, Jr.

Elgin Ray Cooper, Jr., 59, passed from this life on Friday, April 3, 2015, at Christus St. Frances Cabrini Medical Center in Alexandria. Services were held at 11 a.m., Monday, April 6, at Pritchard Baptist Church in the Old River Community with the Revs. Terry Doughty and Mike Russell officiating. Interment followed in the Jena Cemetery under direction of Magnolia Funeral Home of Alexandria. He was preceded in death by his mother, Billie Ruth Burlew Cooper; father, Elgin Ray Cooper, Sr. Survivors include his daughter, Erica Cooper Mc- Lendon and husband Jonathan; grandson, Jase McLendon; brother, David N. Cooper and wife Tammy; sister, Sheila Mason and husband Kenny; and numerous other relatives and friends. Pallbearers were Woodie Fairbanks, Roger Wilson, Jeffery Estes, Wayne Cooper, Chad Evans, and Marcus Evans.

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Wm. ‘Little Bud’ McConnell

William Marion “Little Bud” McConnell, 80, former resident of Olla, passed from this life on Monday, March 30, 2015 in Marshall, Texas. He was born July 10, 1934 in Bastrop to the union of his parents, William Richard and Mary Elsie Cothran McConnell. Little Bud was a member of Central Baptist Church, was a graduate of Springhill High School in the Class of 1953, and a graudate of Northwestern State University in 1957. He taught Industrial Art at LaSalle High School for 30 years. He was an avid outdoorsman, loved to hunt turkeys, quail, deer, ducks, and loved to fish. He was a professional cabinet maker. He was loved by his family and a host of friends and will be missed by all who knew him. Services were held at 2 p.m., Thursday, April 2, at Bailey Funeral Home Chapel in Springhill with Rev. Phillip Casper officiating. Interment followed in the Springhill Cemetery under direction of Bailey Funeral Home of Springhill.

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Charlie Cassels

Charlie Cassels, 72, of Grayson, went to be with the Lord on Good Friday, April 3, 2015, after all his family was able to tell him goodbye until we all meet again some day. He was born January 1, 1943 to the union of his parents, Murphy Ray and Lillie Mae Cassels. Charlie retired from Flint Ink Company after 33 years of hard labor. He was a loving husband, daddy, brother and uncle, and he loved to raise a big community garden and always kept his yard mowed. His favorite things to do were fishing and hunting, but he made sure his garden was worked first of all. He was also a great basketball and baseball player at Enterprise High School, and he never stopped his love of sports. He spent many years working with kids at the ballpark, coaching and umpiring. Charlie was also a member of the Caldwell Parish School board for 17 years and adult Sunday school teacher for many years at Holum Baptist Church.

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