Obituaries

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Enid Celestia Barrett Powell

Enid Celestia Barrett Powell, 96, of Jena, was received into Heaven on Sunday, February 15, 2015. She was born Tuesday, April 23, 1918 in Jena to the union of her parents, William Luther “Buck” Barrett, Sr. and Lydia Jane “Jennie” Jackson Barrett. Services were held at 11 a.m., Friday, Feb. 20, in the chapel of Kinner and Stevens Funeral Home in Jena with Rev. Dominick DiCarlo officiating. Interment followed in Hair Cemetery of Jena under direction of Kinner and Stevens, Inc. of Jena. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband of 60 years, Vernon F. Powell; son, Ronnie Powell; two brothers, John Barrett and William Barrett, Jr.; three sisters, Nadie
Barrett, Dorcas Causey and Janealee Barrett; and grandson, David Dabel and his mother, Joan Kronholm Powell.Survivors include two sons, Paul Powell of New Orleans  and Larry Powell of Jacksonville, FL; daughter, Kathy
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Betty Loraine Roberts

Betty Loraine Roberts, 75, of the Midway Community, passed from this life on Wednesday, February 18, 2015, at her residence. She was born December 19, 1939 in Alexandria to the union of her parents, Isaac David and Beatrice Alpha Collins Thompson. Mrs. Roberts was a homemaker. Services were held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 21, in the chapel of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena with the Revs. Jerry Wilson and Denver McBroom officiating. Interment followed in the Hurricane Creek Cemetery under direction of Hixson Brothers, Inc. of Jena. Survivors include three daughters, Deborah Diane Roberts of Lafayette, D’Juana Beatrice Roberts and Delores
Ann Almond, both of Jena; a son, David Earl Roberts of St. Francisville; two sisters, JoAnn Boyd of Jena and Mary Sue Miller of Rogers; ten grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Pallbearers were Byron Nugent, Shelton Nugent, David Richerson, Danny Boyd, Craig Boyd, and Leland Nobles.  
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Edgar Robertson

Edgar Robertson, 94, of Sulphur, passed from this life on Friday, February 20, 2015, at his residence in Sulphur. He was a native of Jena. He had lived in Sulphur for over 60 years. He was a U.S. Navy veteran having served during World War II. Mr. Robertson was a graduate of Northwestern State University and had attended Louisiana State Normal College and Louisiana State University. He retired from Cities Services after over 30 years of
service as a chemist. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. Services were held at 2 p.m., Monday, Feb. 23, from the chapel of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home in Jena with Rev. Walter Lloyd officiating. Interment followed in the
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Alma Lofton Wainwright

Alma Lofton Wainwright, 92, of Tullos, passed from this life on Thursday, February 19, 2015, at the Jena Nursing and Rehab Center, LLC, in Jena. She was born July 13, 1922 in Campti, to the union of her parents, Oliver and Hattie Cason Lofton. Mrs. Wainwright was a homemaker and member of the First Baptist Church of Tullos. Services were held at 2 p.m., Friday, Feb. 20, in the chapel of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena with Rev.
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Marshall Leroy Vogel

Marshall Leroy Vogel, 78,. of Crowley, went to be with his Lord and Saviour on Wednesday, Feb. 18, at his home in Crowley. He was born January 31, 1937 in Toro to the union of his parents, Marshall Eugene Vogel and Becky Byrd Vogel. Leroy was a member of the Pentecostals of Crowley for two years. He was an active member of the Georgetown UPC for 42 years. During this time he was a board member of the church, Sunday school superintendent and worked by his wife’s side with the senior and auxiliary groups. Leroy was a devoted and faithful husband to Laverne, and loving father to Kathie and Calvin. He worked in the Oilfields of Grant and LaSalle
parishes for many years earning his retirement as a switcher. Services celebrating the life of Marshall Vogel were held at 6 p.m., Friday, Feb. 20, at Georgetown United Pentecostal Church with the Revs. Donnell Spurgeon,
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Mildred Elaine Wells

Mildred Elaine Wells, 89, passed from this life on Tuesday, February 17, 2015, at Glenwood Regional Medical Center in West Monroe. She was born June 10, 1925 in Urania to the union of her parents, Lewis and Dezzie Smith Tarver. Mrs. Wells was a homemaker and was one of the founders and lifelong member of Olla United Pentecostal Church. She had no children of her own, but loved her nieces and nephews as her own and she loved to mother everyone, including her church family. Services will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, February 25, at Olla United Pentecostal Church with the Revs. Darrell Floyd and Jonathan Crist officiating. Interment will follow in
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Arthur Ates, Jr.

Arthur Ates, Jr., 80, of Georgetown, passed from this life on Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at his residence in Georgetown. He was born March 5, 1934 in Urania to the union of his parents, Arthur Ates, Sr. and Iva Jameson Ates. Mr. Ates was a handyman that loved to tinker on anything. He worked for Penrod Drilling for 32 years and was an avid racecar fan and loved squirrel hunting, fishing, camping, and traveling. He was a veteran of the
Korean War. Services were held at 1 p.m., Friday, Feb. 6, in the chapel of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena with the Revs. Joel Johnson and Tommy Hollis officiating. Interment followed in the Belah Cemetery in the Belah- Fellowship Community under direction of Hixson Brothers, Inc. of Jena. He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Lillie Mae Ates and Arthur Mae Stamper; and sons-in-law, Justin Cockerham and David Gongre.
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Yvonne Francis Cockerham

Yvonne Francis Cockerham, 87, of Trout, went home to be with the Lord onTuesday, February 10, 2015, following an extended battle with Alzheimer’s. She was born February 8, 1928 in the Mt. Sinai Community to the union of her parents, Mick and Luella Arnold Francis. Yvonne graduated from Trout Good Pine High School in 1945, where she was a member of the state championship girl’s basketball team. She was a homemaker, a loving
mother and grandmother, and a faithful member of Mt. Sinai Baptist Church. Services were held at 10 a.m., Friday, Feb. 13, in the chapel of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena with the Revs. Denver McBroom and Carl Gulde officiating. Interment followed in the Chalk Hill Cemetery in the Little Creek Community under direction of Hixson Brothers, Inc. of Jena. She was preceded in death by her husband of 68 years, Marvin J. Cockerham,  ho
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Audrey Banes

Audrey Banes, 84, of Urania, passed from this life on Saturday, February 7, 2015, at her residence in Urania. She was born April 13, 1930 in New Orleans to the union of her parents, Albert and Bessie Avery Bowman.
Mrs. Banes was a homemaker. Services were held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 10, at New Union Baptist Church, north of Tullos, with the Revs. Tommy Hollis and Jimmy Piercy officiating. Interment followed in the Pine Knott Cemetery in Georgetown under direction of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Carl Banes, Sr.; sons, George Bailes and James D.Bailes; parents; granddaughter, Lisa
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Andrew Steven Dunn

Andrew Steven Dunn, 58, of Olla, entered eternal rest on Wednesday, February 11, 2015, at Christus St. Frances Cabrini Hospital in Alexandria. He was born April 26, 1956 in the Gardner Community to the union of his parents, David and Claudia Dunn. Andrew volunteered for the American Red Cross and the 4-H program. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and a parishioner of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Jena. A veteran of the United States Army, Andrew enjoyed cooking for his friends and family. He was a generous man.  Services were held at 2 p.m., Friday, Feb. 13, in the chapel of Rush Funeral Home of Pineville with Rev. Antonio Velez officiating. Interment followed at Forest Lawn in Ball, under direction of Rush Funeral Home of Pineville. Survivors include his loving wife of 32 years, Mary Maddox Dunn of Olla; two daughters, Diane Sharp and husband Rex, and Jennifer

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