Obituaries

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20
May

Dr. Rowena Spencer

Dr. Rowena Spencer, 91, of Alexandria, Virginia, passed from this life on Tuesday, May 13, 2014, in Alexandria, VA. She was born in Shreveport on July 3, 1922 to the union of Dr. Lewis Cass and  Alice Beatrice Smead Spencer. Dr. Spencer lived part of her younger life in the Nebo community. A private graveside service  was held Saturday, May 17, 2014, at Spencer Cemetery of Nebo, with Kinner and Stevens Funeral Home of Jena
being in charge of the service. Dr. Spencer graduated from LSU and earned a medical degree from John Hopkins University, where she was only one of four women in her class. She underwent further training in surgery and
Tue
20
May

Micheal Dennis Buxton

Micheal Dennis Buxton, 50, passed from this life on Saturday, May 17, 2014, at the Jena Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Jena. He was born September 19, 1963 in Winnfield to the  union of his parents, WilliamIra and Patsy Mae Hemphill Buxton. Micheal was a truck driver. Services will be at 2 p.m., Wednesday, May 21, at the Pollock Cemetery with Rev. Larry Chapman officiating. Interment will follow under direction of Hixson Brothers
Funeral Home of Jena. He was preceded in death by his parents, and a sister, Sue Francis Bradford.  Survivors include his wife, Grace Bell Buxton; daughter, Tiffany Stewart of Jena; brother, Daniel Buxton of Tignall, 
GA; sisters, Iris Elaine Jones of Nebo, Barbara Maxwell of Olla, Kathy Buxton of Jena, and Beth Ganey of Glenwood, AK; two grandchildren, and a special friend, Tisha  Walker. Pallbearers will be Adam Butler, Glenn Jones, Matthew Jones, John Bradford, Derwood Maxwell, and Steven Stewart. 
Tue
13
May

Joy Lynn Street Thompson

Joy Lynn Street Thompson, 71, of Urania, passed from this life on Sunday, May 4, 2014 at her residence in Urania. She was born September 15, 1942 in Olla to the union of Allie and Myrtle Street. Joy Lynn was a homemaker
who was a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She was a caring soul and a friend to all. Services were held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, May 7, at the Urania Pentecostal Church with Rev. LaVerl Shell officiating.
Interment followed in the Urania Cemetery under direction of Riser Funeral Home of Olla. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jimmy Deloy Thompson; son, Kevin Thompson; her parents; three brothers, Allie
Tue
13
May

Aubrey Louis Hudnall

Aubrey Louis Hudnall, 56,  of Trout, passed from this life on Monday, May 5, 2014, at his residence. He was born November 1, 1957 in McComb, Mississippi. Aubrey was a warehouse supervisor for Pinecrest Developmental Center in Pineville. He served his country in the United States Marine Corp. Services were held at 2 p.m., Thursday, May 8, in the chapel of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena with Rev. Ricky Gresham officiating. Interment followed in the Thomas Cemetery of Searcy under direction of Hixson Brothers, Inc. of Jena. He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Currington Hudnall. Survivors include his son, Joshua Hudnall and wife Alexis; father, John Mason Hudnall; and granddaughter, Baily Ann Hudnall. Pallbearers were Joshua Hudnall, Warren Sikes, Jeffrey Bartley, Ronnie Hudnall, D. J. Jaramillo, Kenneth Holder, and Marshall Stapleton.  
Tue
13
May

Sue Francis Bradford

Sue Francis Bradford, 65, of Jena, passed from this life on Friday, May 9, 2014, in Natchez Regional Medical Center in Natchez, Mississippi. She was born October 22, 1948 in Jena to the union of her parents, Ira and Patsy
Hemphill Buxton. Sue is a native of Jena and was a member of Oak Ridge Baptist Church. She enjoyed making anything that involved a needle, from cross stitching to crochet, and she loved to read and work any kind of puzzle. Services were held at 2 p.m., Monday, May 12, in the chapel of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena with Rev. Matthew Murrell officiating. Interment followed in the Nebo Cemetery under direction of Hixson Brothers  Funeral Home of Jena. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Kimberly Annette Bradford; and her parents. Survivors include a son, Jon Bradford and daughter, Leah Bradford, both of Jena; two brothers, Mike Buxton of
Tue
13
May

Layla May Webb

Layla May Webb, 6-weeks old infant daughter of Curtis and Teressa Webb of Tullos, passed from this life on Saturday, May 10, 2014, at her residence. She was born March 26, 2014, in Alexandria. Services will be at 10 a.m., 
Wednesday, May 14, from the sanctuary of Olla United Pentecostal Church with the Rev. Jonathan Crist officiating. Interment will follow in the Huffman Cemetery near Manifest under direction of Riser Funeral Home of Olla.
She was preceded in death by her maternal grandmother, Johnnie Conley, and her paternal great grandfather, Waylon Ewing. Survivors include her parents; sister, Lannie Marice Webb; maternal grandfather, Will Conley; paternal grandparents, Dewayne Ewing and Nadine Ewing, all of Tullos; maternal great grandparents, David and Willie Conley of Tennessee, and Lodie May Sharp of Whitehall; and paternal great grandmother, Era Ewing of Tullos. Pallbearers will be Bubba Conley, Dewayne Ewing, and Will Conley. 
Tue
13
May

Mary Miles Smith

Mary Miles Smith, 70, of Grayson, passed from this life on Monday, May 5, 2014, at the Citizens Medical Center in Columbia Heights. She was born September 30, 1943 in Urania to the union of Hollis Eugene and Nettie Mills Miles. Mary was a homemaker and member of the Little Star Baptist Church. She enjoyed cooking and helping others. She loved her spouse, kids and grandkids. Services were held at 10 a.m., Thursday, May 8, at the
Tue
13
May

Willard H. Dunn

Willard H. Dunn, 94, of Pollock, passed from this life on Saturday, May 10, 2014, at his home surrounded by loved ones. He was born December 6, 1919, to the union of his parents, William Chester and  Mary Elizabeth Dunn.
Mr. Dunn was a veteran of World War II and retired after many years in civil service where he worked at England Air Force Base in Alexandria. He enjoyed telling stories and spending as much time as possible outside doing yard work. Graveside services were held at 2:30 p.m., Monday, May 12, at the Georgetown Cemetery with Rev. Jeff White officiating. Interment followed under direction of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Pineville. He was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Colletta Dunn; his daughter, Debra Dunn; his parents; nine brothers and sisters. Survivors include his son, Ron Dunn and wife Kelly, and son-in-law, Nick DiLorenzo. 
Tue
13
May

Jimmy Dale Hall

Jimmy Dale Hall, Sr., 73, of Jena, was received into Heaven on Thursday, May 8, 2014, in Alexandria. He was born Tuesday, October 15, 1940 in Harrisonburg to the union of Rev. Ford and Martha Fene Smalling Hall.
Tue
13
May

Rev. Doyle Stockman

Rev. Doyle Stockman, 84, of Harrisonburg, passed from this life on Wednesday, April 30, 2014, at the LaSalle Nursing Home in Jena. He was born on Monday, March 17, 1930, in Ft. Necessity to the union of his parents, Dewey and Hester Lingefelt Stockman. Rev. Stockman was a retired Minister with over 50 years of preaching the gospel. He served his country in the United States Air Force during the Korean Conflict. Services were held at 3
p.m., Saturday, May 3, at New Hope Apostolic Church with the Revs. Justin Nowlin, Allen Hatten, and David Poole officiating. Interment followed in Heard Cemetery of Manifest under direction of Young’s Funeral Home of Ferriday. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Douglas Stockman and Carlton Stockman; and a sister, Vontenna Barnhill. Survivors include hiswife of 52-years, Mary Ogden  Stockman of Harrisonburg; 

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