Obituaries

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Jan

Earl Reeves

Earl Reeves, 86, of Belah, passed from this life on Monday, December 30, 2013, at the LaSalle General Hospital of Jena. He was born May 31, 1927 in Jena to the union of his parents, Tom Earl and Mattie Roark Reeves.
Mr. Reeves was a retired lineman for Concordia Electric Cooperative and was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church in Belah. Services were held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Jan. 1, in the chapel of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena with Rev. Rick Feazell officiating. Interment followed in the Belah Cemetery under direction of Hixson Brothers, Inc. of Jena. He was preceded in death by his parents; step-father, Robert Garrett; and two great
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07
Jan

Lila Lee Roark

Lila Lee Roark, 80, of Olla, passed from this life on Tuesday, December 31, 2013, at LaSalle General Hospital of Jena. She was born September 24, 1933 in Jena to the union of her parents, Elias Poole and Hattie Poole.
Mrs. Roark was a custodian for Jena Junior High School in Jena. Services were held at 2 p.m., Friday, Jan. 3, at Antioch Free Methodist Church with Rev. Glen Roark officiating. Interment followed in the Antioch Free Methodist
Church Cemetery under direction of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Thurman Roark; sons, Terry Roark and Justin Roark; and grandson, Terry Breithaupt.
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07
Jan

James “Jimmie” Humphries

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07
Jan

James Willis Sones

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07
Jan

Pauline Banks Ainsworth

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07
Jan

Katherine Jean Franklin Ellerbe

Katherine Jean Franklin Ellerbe, 71, of Columbia, passed from this life on Friday, January 3, 2014, at the Haven Nursing Center in Columbia Heights, following an extended illness. She was born March 22, 1943 in Monroe to the union of her parents, Charlie Bruce and Alice Lucy Wall Franklin. Katherine was a 1961 graduate of Columbia High School and went on to further her education at Northeast Louisiana State University (now University of Louisiana at Monroe), obtaining her degree in accounting. During her senior year at Columbia High School, she was honored to represent Louisiana at the national FBLA spelling bee in Washington, D.C., which she won
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07
Jan

Frank W. Kircher

Frank W. Kircher, II, 65, of Jena, passed from this life on Sunday, January 5, 2014, at the Veterans Administration Medical Center, PCU, in Pineville. Frank was an avid gardener and always shared what he grew with family and friends. He loved to fish and cook for everyone who came by to visit him. During his working years, he was employed in the oil fields, offshore boats, Proctor and Gamble, and his last job was janitor at Jena High School.
Frank was a quiet, easy going person who was loved by everyone he met and those he knew. His family and friends will miss him so very much. Services will be at 10 a.m.,  Wednesday, January 8, at the Fellowship Chapel, 506 Hwy 1204, in Ball, with Rev. Ben Waites officiating. Interment will follow in Bethel Cemetery of Colfax under direction of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Alexandria. He was preceded in death by his parents, Johnnie L.
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07
Jan

Ricky Milton Miles

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07
Jan

Hardy Houston Paul

Hardy Houston Paul, 80, of Nebo, passed from this life on Saturday, January 4, 2014, at the LaSalle Nursing Home of Jena. He was born April 9, 1933 in Nebo to the union of his parents, James Lucious and Ellie Wilson Paul. Mr. Paul was a member of Whitehall United Pentecostal Church of Whitehall for 15 years where he served as Sunday School Superintendent. He was a member of Carrietta Lodge #312, a 3rd Degree Mason, President of the Nebo Recreation District Board of Directors for 30 years, President of the Nebo Water System, a former member of the LaSalle Parish Library Board of Control, coached girls and boys softball and baseball. Mr. Paul proudly served his country in the United States Navy during the Korean Conflict. Services were held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Jan. 7, at the Whitehall United Pentecostal Church with the Revs. J. J. Bourn, D. C. Corson, P. 
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07
Jan

Jessie M. Paul

Jessie M. Paul, 86, of Nebo, passed from this life on Tuesday, December 31, 2013, at LaSalle Nursing Home of Jena. She was born August 3, 1927 in Jena to the union of her parents, Louis and Sarah “Sally” Bignar Coon.

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