Obituaries

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Chad Wayne Parkhill

Chad Wayne Parkhill, 40, formerly of Jena, passed from this life on Tuesday, January 28, 2014. He had resided in Dumagutt, Phillippines for the past five years. A memorial service is planned for 11 a.m., Wednesday, February 19, 2014, at the Nebo Baptist Church with the Rev. Gary Norris and Pastor Matthew Murrel officiating. He was preceded in death by his grandparents and one aunt. Survivors include his fiancé, Luvh Mansanas; his mother, Carolyn Parkhill of Jena; his father, Tommy Parkhill of Houma; one sister, Shelly Parkhill Smith, and a niece, Skylar Lane Smith, both of Jena; aunts and uncles, Hank and Glenna Brown of Jena, Larry Skeans of Gainesville, TX, Faye Skeans of Lindsy, TX, Billy Parkhill of Saddler, TX, and June Slayton of Lake Kiowa, TX, and numerous cousins. Memorials may be made to the Louisiana Baptist Children’s Home, 7200 DeSiard St., Monroe, LA 71203; St.
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10
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Laudie LaVessa Dunn Sellers

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10
Feb

Charlotte Lynn Sikes

Charlotte Lynn Sikes, 56, of 321 Holton Road in the Chickasaw Community near Olla, passed from this life sometimes between Sunday and Monday, February 2-3. Her body was found by a K-9 Unit from the LaSalle Parish Sheriff’s Office at 8:30 p.m., Monday, February 3, 2014. Charlotte was born March 7, 1957 to the union of Elmer Nelson London, Jr. and Shirley London. She was a homemaker. A memorial service was held at 11 a.m., Saturday, February 8, at the Caldwell Parish Community Center at Columbia. Arrangements were handled by Kinner and  Stevens Funeral Home of Jena. She was preceded in death   by her father; a sister, Patricia London; and a son-in-law, Curtis Holton. Survivors include two daughters, Amber Holton and Kate Sikes, both of Olla; her mother, Shirley London of Olla; one brother, Mark London of Columbia; and five grandchildren, Tyler Holton, Corey Holton, Austin Holton, Cirsten McKeithen, and Tristan Sikes.  
 
 
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Jennifer “Missi” Harrison

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04
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Wayne Kennon

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04
Feb

Ken Kendrick

Ken Kendrick, 71, of Jena, passed from this life on Saturday, January 25, 2014, at his residence in Jena. He was born July 11, 1942 in Bronx, New York to the union of his parents, William Watkins and Helen Schwab Kendrick. Ken was a radiologist for medical diagnosis and therapy. He also served his country in the United States Navy from 1961 to 1965. Memorial services will be announced by his family at a later date. Survivors include his daughter, Lori Shellnutt and husband Matthew “Ryan” of Senola, GA; brother, William “Bill” Kendrick of Pollock; and grandson, William Ryan Shellnut.
 
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29
Jan

Don Finley

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29
Jan

George Larry Hinton

George Larry Hinton, 73, passed from this life Wednesday, January 15, 2014, at Hardtner Medical Center in Urania. Graveside services were held at 12-noon on Friday, Jan. 17, at Beulah Baptist Church Cemetery near Georgetown with Rev. Lamar Carpenter officiating. Interment followed under direction of Magnolia Funeral Home of Alexandria. He was preceded in death by his wife, Leslie Hinton; sister, Janet Marie Hinton; brother, Henry Charles Hinton; and parents, Henry Hinton and Ineva Pollock Hinton. Survivors include one son, Paul Hinton; one daughter, Debbie Spruell and husband Damon; grandchildren, Kara Hill of Alabama, Paula Hinton and Ashley Minks, both of Georgetown; six great grandchildren; siblings, Nona Wise, J. C. Hinton, Gerldine White and Martha H. Brady; and numerous other relatives and friends. Pallbearers were Rio Miks, C. J. Costin, Dustin Potts, Damon Spruell, Paul Hinton, and David Lincecum.
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Wayne Kennon

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Jan

Ruby Finlay Lofton

Ruby Finlay Lofton, 83, of Pineville, passed from this life on Thursday, January 16, 2014, at the LaSalle Nursing Home of Jena. She was born May 14, 1930 in Oak Grove to the union of her parents, Lee and Edna Warner Thomas. Mrs. Lofton was a homemaker. Services were held at 1 p.m., Saturday, January 18, in the chapel of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena with the Revs. Terry Doughty and Reid Terry officiating. Interment followed in the Woodland Cemetery, east of Jena, under direction of Hixson Brothers, Inc. of Jena. She was preceded in death by her husband, Hance D. Finlay, Jr.; her parents; a son, Charles “Cotton” Finlay; grandson, Hance Drew Finlay; great grandson, Richard Lee Bailey; and great granddaughter, Cassie LeAnn Finlay. Survivors include her husband, Zack Lofton of Magnolia, AR; son, Richard Finlay of Aimoch; seven grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren,

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