Obituaries

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Morris “Marty” Francis

Morris “Marty” Francis, 73, of Jonesville, passed from this life on Sunday, October 25, 2015, at the LaSalle Nursing Home of Jena. He was born on Saturday, September 19, 1942, in Catahoula parish to the union of his parents, Joe Marion and Lorene “Jack” Finlay Francis. Marty was co-owner of Francis Gravel Company. Services were held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 27, at Temple Baptist Church in Jena with the Revs. Lane Corley and Jimmy Keene officiating. Interment followed in Pine Grove Cemetery at Rhinehart under direction of Young’s Funeral Home of Jonesville. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Gail Poole Francis; and granddaughter, Sara Finley Morgan.

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26
Oct

Enoch Earl Poole

Enoch Earl Poole, 78, of Grayson, passed from this life on Sunday, October 18, 2015, at the Caldwell Memorial Hospital in Columbia after a brief illness. He was born December 1, 1936, in Summerville, to the union of his parents, Ernest LaVere and Kate Lena Roark Poole. Enoch had a lifelong career as a welder, until he retired. He then spent time with his family and friends. He loved to spend time in his shop and cooking for the family. Services were held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, October 21, from the chapel of Riser Funeral Home in Columbia with Rev. Daryl Floyd officiating. Interment followed at Old Bethel Cemetery, west of Clarks, under direction of Riser Funeral Home of Columbia. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers: Alford “Bo” Poole and Bennie Poole; sisters: Nelda Poole Mitcham and Ineta Poole Brodnax; first wife: Marie Slay Poole.

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26
Oct

Jerry Allen Hudson

Jerry Allen Hudson, 73, of Pollock, passed from this life on Thursday, October 22, 2015, at his residence in Pollock. He was born January 2, 1942 in Haughton, to the union of his parents, Walter and Myrtle McLendon Hudson. Jerry was a jack of all trades, a mechanic for the Chip Mill, a hard worker and a just man that loved to duck hunt, garden and spend time with his grand kids. Services were held at 1:30 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 25, in the chapel of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena with Rev. Larry Chapman officiating. Interment followed in the Friendship Cemetery near Pollock under direction of Hixson Brothers, Inc. of Jena. He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, Larry James Hudson. Survivors include his wife, Arlene Knapp Hudson of Pollock; daughter, Linda Chapman and husband Jimmy of Pollock; grandchildren, Kimberly, Joni and Penny; and great grandchildren, Gage, Clay and Adrian.

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19
Oct

Catrina Lynnette Wallace

Catrina “Cat” Lynnette Wallace, 35, of Monroe and a native of Jena, passed from this life on Tuesday, September 29, 2015, in Monroe. She was born Thursday, May 22, 1980 in Pineville, the first-born daughter of Shirley Ann Wallace and Ralph Wallace. Catrina spent her childhood in Jena and received her education in LaSalle Parish, graduating from Jena High School in 1998. She was a member of the Christian Saints Youth Choir, and a member of Babes of Christ. At the time of her death, Catrina resided in Monroe with her love, Ivan “Coach” Webb, and her children. Services were held at 1 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 10, at the Good Pine Middle School with Rev. Brian Moran officiating. Interment followed in the Webster Cemetery near Good Pine under direction of Gayden Funeral Home of Jena. She was preceded in death by her mother, Shirley Ann Wallace; maternal grandfather, John Hardman; paternal grandmother, Athemette Wallace; and paternal grandfather, Henry Wallace.

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19
Oct

Kali Smith

Kali Smith passed from this life on Sunday, October 11, 2015, at St. Francis Medical Center in Monroe. Graveside services were held at 1 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 15, at Oak Forest Cemetery in Kelly with Brother Dean Love officiating. Interment followed under direction of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena. Survivors include her parents, Steven Smith and Britney Crosser of Monroe; sister, Halle Smith of Knoxville, TX; brothers, Titan Smith of Knoxville, TN, Bentley Crosser of Monroe and Dayce Sonnier of West Monroe; grandparents, Jim and Tracy Booth of Monroe, Juan and Brenda Bell of Olla, and Stevin Johnson of Clarks; aunts, Alishia Varner and Latesha Smith, both of Olla, Ebony Smith of Baton Rouge, Whitney Crosser and Jammie Booth, both of Monroe, and uncles, Michael Booth of Monroe and DeWayne Calloway of Columbia.

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19
Oct

Charles Robert Howell

Charles Robert Howell, 67, of Olla, passed from this life on Saturday, October 10, 2015, at the LaSalle Nursing Home of Jena following an extended illness. He was born February 7, 1945 at Clarks to the union of his parents, Archie J. Howell and Carrie Baker Howell. Charles was employed as a chief engineer with different tow boat companies through the years. Services were held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 13, from the sanctuary of Aimwell Pentecostal Church with the Revs. Gary Montpelier and Jonathan Ashley officiating. Interment followed in the Jena Cemetery under direction of Riser Funeral Home of Olla. He was preceded in death by his parents, and his wife, Mavis Min Young Howell. Survivors include two sons, Kevin Howell and wife Melanie of Jena, and Kenneth Robert Howell, who resides with Davis and Dewanna Young of Urania; two brothers, J. A.

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19
Oct

Enoch Earl Poole

Enoch Earl Poole, 78, of Grayson, passed from this life on Sunday, October 18, 2015, at the Caldwell Memorial Hospital in Columbia after a brief illness. He was born December 1, 1936, in Summerville, to the union of his parents, Ernest LaVere and Kate Lena Roark Poole. Enoch had a lifelong career as a welder, until he retired. He then spent time with his family and friends. Services will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, October 21, from the chapel of Riser Funeral Home in Columbia with Rev. Daryl Floyd officiating. Interment will follow at Old Bethel Cemetery in Clarks, under direction of Riser Funeral Home of Columbia. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers: Alford “Bo” Poole and Bennie Poole; sisters: Nelda Poole Mitcham and Ineta Poole Brodnax; first wife: Marie Slay Poole.

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19
Oct

Donald Wayne Childress

Donald Wayne Childress, 52, of Olla, passed from this life on Monday, October 12, 2015, at the Rapides Regional Medical Center in Alexandria. He was born June 23, 1963 in Frankfurt, Germany, to the union of his parents, James Gilbert Childress, Sr. and Barbara Jean Meador Childress. Donald Wayne was a veteran of the United States Navy. Services were held at 3 p.m., Friday, Oct. 16, in the Summerville Baptist Church with Rev. Jesse Henderson officiating. Arrangements were under direction of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena. His parents preceded him in death. Survivors include one son, Ryan Scott Childress of Olla; two sisters, Alice Breithaupt of Columbia and Anita Childress of Olla; and a brother, James Gilbert Childress, Jr. of Olla. 

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13
Oct

Mary E. “Gene” Vickers

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13
Oct

Donna “Sue” Smith

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