Obituaries

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16
May

Lonnie V. LaCroix, Jr

Lonnie Valerous LaCroix, Jr., 71 of Pollock, passed from this life on Monday, May 9, 2016. He was born Sunday, June 25, 1944 in Harrisonburg, to the union of Lonnie Valerous LaCroix, Sr. and Mary Olivia Cripps La-Croix. Services were held at 10 a.m., Thursday, May 12, in the chapel of Kinner and Stevens Funeral Home of Jena with Rev. David Coody officiating. Interment followed in the Whatley-LaCroix Cemetery in the Little River community under direction of Kinner and Stevens Funeral Home of Jena.  He was preceded in death by his parents, and a brother Ronald LaCroix.

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09
May

Eugene Martin Young

Eugene Martin Young, 62, of Olla, passed away on Thursday, April 28, 2016 at his residence. He was born Monday, July 20, 1953 in Pineville, to the union of Doc Midas and Clara Bessie Walton Young. Graveside services were held Tuesday May 3, in Crossroads Cemetery , west of Grayson, with the Rev. Tony Smith officiating. Arrangements were under direction of Kinner and Stevens Funeral Home of Jena. He was preceded in death by wife Sheila Jean Pelligrin Young; his parents; and two sisters, Ramona Sharp and Arvalene McNulty. One brother Frank Enterkin, Jr. Survivors include four sons, Robert Young, Damon Young, Travis Young and Ethon Young; three brothers, Gordon Young, Melvin Young and Rick Young; and two sisters, Martha Ford and Virginia Ford.  

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09
May

Richard S. Tullos

Richard Stephen “Papa Tull” Tullos, 72, a resident of New Roads and native of Jena, passed away Sunday, May 8, 2016.  Richard was a graduate of Jena High School, Class of 1961, and received a Bachelor  of Science Degree from Northeast Louisiana University in 1966. He married Barbara “Babs” Gravelle on August 28, 1965. He served as a Captain in the United States Army from May 1967-May 1969. He was awarded the Bronze Star for service in South Vietnam in 1969. After being discharged, he and his wife moved to Pointe Coupee in 1969 where he worked as a pharmacist. Richard was a member of St. Paul’s Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, the Louisiana Pharmacist Association, New Roads Lion’s Club,  False River Country Club. He enjoyed pheasant hunting with his sons, playing golf with friends, reading, and beach trips with family and friends. He was dearly loved and will be greatly missed. Services were held at 12-noon on Tuesday, May 10, 2016, at St.

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09
May

James Murry Sanders

James Murry Sanders, 81, of Tullos, passed away on Tuesday, May 3, 2016. He was born Monday, February 4, 1935 in Tullos, to the union of his parents, Dennis C. and Donie Mercer Sanders. Mr. Sanders was retired from Dresser Industries after 32 years as a machinist and inspector. He was an active member of Crossroads Baptist Church, where he served as Sunday School director, teacher and a member of the choir. He also served as a deacon of the church. Services were held at 2 p.m., Friday, May 6, at Crossroads Baptist Church with the Revs. Bruce Weatherford, Norris Curry, and Denver McBroom officiating. Interment followed in Magnolia Cemetery, just west of Tullos, under direction of Southern Funeral Home of Winnfield. He was preceded in death by his parents; and sisters, Alma Rea Jordan, Ethel Lea Varret and Virgie Newchurch.

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09
May

Stanley B. Hayes

Stanley B. Hayes, 79, of Monroe and a native of Urania, returned to his Heavenly home on Saturday, May 7, 2016. He was born February  24, 1937 in Urania to the union of his parents, Bunyon Hayes and Carrie Powell Hayes. He was the youngest of five children. Stanley was a Navy veteran and worked in the oil and gas industry. He loved horses, antique cars, and motorcycles. He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served others  in many capacities throughout his life. He was a loving father, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle, brother, and friend. Services were held at 10 a.m., Tuesday, May 10 in the chapel of Mulhearn Funeral Home in Monroe with Bishop Don Hunsaker and Justin  Hardy officiating. Interment followed at 1 p.m. that day at the Squires Cemetery near Summerville. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Luther Hayes; sister, Merle Dearmon; and a sister, JoAnn Wiggins.

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02
May

Verla Mae C. Stringer

Verla Mae Corley Stringer, 88, of West Monroe and a native of Jena, passed from this life on Friday, April 22, 2015 in West Monroe. She was born May 27, 1927 in Jena to the union of her parents, Burley and Roberta Corley. Most of her life, Mrs. Stringer was a homemaker and mother, but she also worked as a teacher’s aide for special needs children for the Ouachita Parish School System for ten years. Mrs. Stringer graduated from Trout-Good Pine High School, and was a member of the Nazarene Church. Services were held at 3 p.m., Sunday, April 24, in the chapel of Kilpatrick Funeral Home, of Monroe with Bill Roark officiating. Interment followed at Hasley Cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Monroe. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gerald L. Stringer; her parents; her son, Gerald K. Stringer; and her brother Lewis Corley. Survivors include her children, daughter Beverly Cheryl Stringer Frost and husband Jerry, son Dr. Gary L.

Mon
02
May

Roy H. Masters

Roy Herman Masters, 74, of Olla, and a native of Clarks, died at 7:38 p.m., Wednesday, April 27, 2016. He was born February 10, 1942. Mr. Masters was a Sales Service Engineer for Dowell Schlumberger for 27 years. He also was a 32nd degree Master Mason and former Masonic Lodge President. Roy served on the Olla Town Council and was a member of the Olla Volunteer Fire Department for 21 years. He served his country in the United States Air force as a military policeman. He loved restoring vintage vehicles, LSU football, landscaping, and visiting and drinking coffee with his friends. He will be greatly missed by his family, friends and all who knew him. A Liturgy of the Word was at Standard Baptist Church at 2 p.m., Sunday, May 1, with Rev. Shad Tibbs officiating. Interment followed in the Olla Cemetery under direction of Riser Funeral Home of Olla/Columbia. He was preceded in death by his father, Emsley Masters; and mother, Ovis Young Masters.

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02
May

William ‘Bill’ Nunnally

William John “Bill” Nunnally, III, age 70, of Bastrop, and formerly of Jena, passed away Sunday, May 1, 2016. He was born in Camden, Arkansas on December 2, 1945 to the late William John Nunnally, Jr. and Lois King Nunnally. Bill was a graduate of Bastrop High School and Northeast Louisiana University (U.L.M.). Bill served as a Nursing Home administrator for over thirty years and in 2010 retired from LaSalle Nursing Home in Jena. He was extremely proud to be a Mason and was a member of both the Carrietta Lodge No. 312 in Trout, and Mt. Gerizim Lodge No. 54 in Bastrop. A dedicated husband, father, and “Sweetness” to his friends, he will be greatly missed, but always remembered. Services were held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, May 3, in the chapel of Cox Funeral Home of Bastrop with Rev. Jim Garlington officiating. Interment and committal services were private for the family and under direction of Cox Funeral Home of Bastrop.

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02
May

Clara ‘GooGoo’ Humble

Clara “GooGoo” Humble, 64, of Tullos, passed from this life on Sunday, April 24, 2016, at the Hardtner Medical Center in Urania. She was born November 13, 1951 in Alexandria, to the union of her parents, Eugene Conway White and Reva Schneider White. She was a homemaker who dearly loved her dogs. Memorial services were held at 2 p.m., Friday, April 29, at the First Baptist Church in Tullos with Rev. Scott Smith officiating. Arrangements were under direction of Riser Funeral Home of Olla. She was preceded in death by her parents; siblings, Willie White, Johnnie White, Gertrude Blount, Sue Standfield and Caroline White.

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02
May

Vera L. Dabbs

Mrs. Vera L Dabbs, 85, of Jena, passed away on Wednesday, April 20, 2016. She was born on Monday, April 28, 1930 in Rochelle. Mrs. Dabbs was a native of Rochelle and a member of the Nebo Baptist Church. She was a business owner, and was well known for her hot tamales. She also enjoyed playing pool, quilting and crafts as well as dancing and gambling. Services were held at 11 a.m., Friday, April 22, at Zion Baptist Church with the Revs. Larry Chapman and Danny Griffin officiating. Interment followed in the Zion Cemetery of Georgetown under direction of Kinner and Stevens Funeral Home of Jena. She was preceded in death by her father, William David Griffin; mother, Velma Marie Waxley Griffin; sons, Mike Maxwell and Benny Maxwell; brother, Delton Griffin, Felton Griffin, and William Griffin, Jr.; sister, Virginia Salmon; and one grandson Christopher Dabbs; and great granddaughter Miranda Roberts.

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