Obituaries

Tue
30
Sep

Cheryl Denise Sellers Deville “Tinker Belle Swamp”

Cheryl Denise Sellers Deville “Tinker Belle Swamp”, 48, of Morgan City, passed from this life on Tuesday, September 16, 2014. She was born February 17, 1966 in Thibodaux. Memorial services were held at 2 p.m., Saturday,  Sept. 20, in the chapel of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena with Brother Brandon Poole officiating. She was preceded in death by her Daddy, Sonny Smith, and step-brother, James Nelson. Survivors include her fiancé, Ed “Boo” DeLatte; daughters, Amber Deville and Meagan Deville, both of Dallas, TX; parents, Sue Sellers Smith and step-father, Mike and Susan Nelson of Morgan City; sister, Cynthia “Cindy” Nelson of Morgan City; step-brothers, Micheal Nelson and wife Sebrina of Morgan City, and Gary “Butch” Smith and wife Diane of Fordyce, AR, and Benny Smith and wife Gwen of Jena; and numerous other family members, nephews, nieces and one special aunt, Pam Sellers
Tue
23
Sep

Roger Dale Book

Roger Dale Book, 69, of Jonesville, passed from this life on Sunday, September 14, 2014, at Promise Hospital of Miss Lou. He was born Thursday, July 19, 1945 in Ferriday to the union of his parents, Ellis B. and Mattie Nichols Book. Roger was a member of Larto Baptist Church and proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Vietnam Conflict. Services were held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 17, at First Baptist Church in Jonesville with the Revs. Lloyd Trisler and Don Hawkins officiating. Interment followed in the Heard Cemetery of Manifest under direction of Young’s  uneral Home of Jonesville. He was preceded in death by his parents; and a sister,
Willa Dean Bush. Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Pat Hawkins Book of Jonesville; one brother, Harold M. Book, Sr. and wife Margaret of Larto; one sister, Carol Rabalais and husband Lester of Pineville; two brothers- 
Tue
23
Sep

Virginia Rose Cureington Jones

Virginia Rose Cureington Jones, 68, of Caldwell, Kansas, passed from this life on January 28, 2014. She was born October 29, 1945 in Rosefield. A memorial service will be announced at a later date. Interment was held at the
Welcome Home Cemetery, located east of Grayson. Survivors include four sons, Anthony Ortiz, Donald Berge and Steven Berge, all of Caldwell, KS, and Raymond Berge of Jena; one brother, Thomas Lutrick of Jena; and one sister, Marti Cureington of Caldwell, KS. 
Tue
23
Sep

George Leon King

Tue
23
Sep

Cheryl Denise Sellers Deville

Cheryl Denise Sellers Deville, 48, of Morgan City, passed from this life on Tuesday, September 16, 2014. She was born February 17, 1966 in Thibodaux. Memorial services were held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 20, in the chapel of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena with Brother Brandon Poole officiating. She was preceded in death by her Daddy, Sonny Smith, and step-brother, James Nelson. Survivors include her fiancé, Ed “Boo” DeLatte; daughters, Amber Deville and Meagan Deville, both of Dallas, TX; Parents, Sue Sellers Smith and step-father and wife Mike and Susan Nelson of Morgan City; sister, Cynthia “Cindy” Nelson of Morgan City; step-brothers, Michael Nelson and wife Diane of Fordyce, AR, and Benny Smith and wife Gwen of Jena; and numerous other family members, nephews, nieces and one special aunt, Pam Sellers  
Tue
23
Sep

Tana Theresa Frederick Grice

Tana Theresa Frederick Grice, 49, of Georgetown, entered eternal rest on Wednesday, September 17, 2014, at Rapides Regional Medical Center in Alexandria. She was born October 20, 1964 to her parents, Charles and Wilray Frederick. Tana was a native of Franklin, was a homemaker, and enjoyed the outdoors, including hunting, fishing and running the back roads. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 27, in Franklin Cemetery
Tue
23
Sep

Helen Cleo Parker

Tue
23
Sep

James “Malcolm” Terry

James “Malcolm” Terry, 66, of Harrisonburg, passed from this life on Wednesday, September 17, 2014, in Harrisonburg. He was born Nov. 9, 1947 in Monroe to the union of his parents, Juanita Terry and James Herbert Terry.
Malcolm was a member of First Baptist Church of Harrisonburg, where he served as a deacon and a Sunday school teacher. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army including one tour of duty in Vietnam. Mr. Terry was a retired school teacher and principal of Harrisonburg High School. Services were held at 10 a.m., Friday, Sept. 19, at the First Baptist Church in Harrisonburg with Rev. Cory Bruce, Dr. Rick Erwin, and Rev. Reid Terry officiating.
Interment followed in the Harrisonburg Cemetery under direction of Young’s Funeral Home of Jonesville. He was preceded in death by his mother, Juanita Joyce Terry. Survivors include his wife of 45 years, Kay McGee Terry
Tue
23
Sep

Rev. Mack Walker

Rev. Mack Walker, 85, of Jonesville, passed from this life on Wednesday, September 17, 2014, in Jonesville. He was born Wednesday, November 14, 1928 in Gilbert to the union of his parents, Charlie E. and Emmett Edwards
Walker. Bro. Mack was a pastor and evangelist for 57 years, conducting hundreds of revivals, baptisms, weddings, funerals and ordinations. He was a mentor and pastor to many. Some say he was a pastor’s pastor.
While working as the resident mortician in the late 1950”s and early 1960’s at Young’s Funeral Home in Jonesville, he answered the call to enter the ministry and accepted his first church at Acme, followed by Dunbarton,
Turkey Creek, Sycamore (24 years), Evangeline (interim), Pritchard, Mt. Nebo, and finally Larto Baptist Church  for the past 22 years), where he continued to preach until recently. He also served as Evangelism Director for the
Tue
16
Sep

Rev. Oscar Bradford

Rev. Oscar Bradford, 82, of Monroe, and formerly of Jena, was received into Heaven on Thursday, September 11, 2014. He was born on Tuesday, June 14, 1932 in Jena to the union of his parents, Andrew Kennon and Lillie Mae  Clark Bradford. Services were held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 13, in the chapel of Kinner and Stevens Funeral Home in Jena with the Revs. Johnny Funderburk, Warren Eckhardt, and Bobby Hoggat officiating. Interment followed in the Spring Ridge Cemetery near Aimwell under direction of Kinner and Stevens, Inc. of Jena. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Will Bradford and Eldridge Bradford; three sisters, Mildred Bradford White, Dorothy Bradford Vicknair, and Gladys Bradford Normand. Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Melba Rae Mc- Guffee Bradford; a daughter,  Dawn B. Bartlett; a son, Richard Bradford; two grandchildren, Whitney Sanson

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