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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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Emma Octavia Ainsworth

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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
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Martha Estel Bartley

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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.
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Beverly Mae Sanson

Beverly Mae Sanson, 63, of Aimwell, passed from this life on Tuesday, February 3, 2015, in Alexandria. She was born September 3, 1951 in Natchez, Mississippi to the union of Para Lea and Albert Lane Wyant. Beverly was a resident of the Aimwell Community and a member of Dunbarton Baptist Church. Services were held at 1 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 5, at the Aimwell Baptist Church with Rev. Bobby McGuire officiating. Interment followed in the 
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Timothy Randal Corley

Timothy Randal Corley, 54, of Jena, passed from this life on Monday, December 15, 2014. He was born August 6, 1960 in Escondido, CA to the union of Cecil Tillman and Ardith Jane Giddings Corley. He is preceded in death by his father. Survivors include two sons, Tim Corley and wife Kimberly, and Timothy McEvoy and wife Dru, all of Jena; one daughter, Terrin Jessica Corley Burton and husband K.C. of Mesquite, NV; his mother, Ardith Jane Corley;
two brothers, George Corley of Big Bear, CA and Frank Corley and wife Ann of Seattle, WA; and five grandchildren, Caleb, Cecily, Sadee, Kenzee, and Brayson. A memorial service will be held at a later date. 
Local arrangements were handled by Kinner and Stevens Funeral Home of Jena

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