Obituaries

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Steven “Steve” Edward Boyd

Steven “Steve” Edward Boyd, 52, of Jena, passed from this life on Thursday, December 25, 2014, following an extended illness. He was born on Friday, August 24, 1962 in Jena to the union of his parents, Edward Boyd and Velma “Tiny” Bradford Boyd. Steve was a graduate of Jena High School in the Class of 1980. Services were held at 2  p.m., Sunday, Dec. 28, in the chapel of Kinner and Stevens Funeral Home of Jena with the Revs. Craig James and Jack Powell officiating. Interment followed in the Woodland Cemetery, east of Jena, under direction of  Kinner and Stevens, Inc. of Jena. He was preceded in death by his father, and a grandson, Tristin Boyd.
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Theodore “Teddy” Ray Hartley

Theodore “Teddy” Ray Hartley, 37, of Kelly, passed from this life on Saturday, December  20, 2014. He was born Wednesday, February 2, 1977, in Bastrop, to his parents, William Ray Ridge and Felicia Ann Evans. Services were held at 10 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 23, in the chapel of Kinner and Stevens Funeral Home of Jena with Rev. David Hutchinson officiating.  Interment followed in the Jena Cemetery under direction of Kinner and Stevens,
Inc. of Jena. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, J. W. and  Bernice W. Hartley, and Leon and Mildred Ridge; brotherin- law, Donny E. Whiddon; and an aunt, Janelle Hartley. Survivors include his wife,
Angela L. Whiddon Hartley; parents; two sons, Logan D. Gough and Theodore R. Hartley, Jr., both of Olla; four daughters, Kylee J. Patton, Hannah L. Gough, Kelcee R. Hartley, and Katelyn N. Hartley, all of Olla; a brother,
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Colonel Charles Everette Hogan Sr

Colonel Charles Everette Hogan Sr., 75, USAF Retired, succumbed to his lengthy battle with cancer early on Sunday, December 28, 2014, in Aiken, SC, after spending   wonderful December with his family. He grew up
in Jena and graduated from Jena High School. Charles was born September 29, 1939 in Arkansas and spent most of his early years near Jena, graduating  from Jena High School in 1957. He attended Louisiana
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Laverne Bignar Cannon

Laverne Bignar Cannon, 83, of Jena, was received into Heaven on Saturday, December 20, 2014. She was born Saturday, January 31, 1931, in Jena to the union of William Thomas and Mary Elizabeth Hudnall Bignar.
Mrs. Cannon was a lifelong member of Crossroads Baptist Church and she was the matriarch of five generations.  Services were held at 1 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 23, at Crossroads Baptist Church with the Revs. Mickey Hudnall,
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Devoyd Lee McDougald

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James E. Lutrick

James E. Lutrick, 86, of Jena, passed from this life on Friday, December 26, 2014,at the Woods Haven Senior Citizens Home in Pollock. Sgt. James Lutrick, proudly served his country for 21 years in the United States Air Force.
Lutrick entered the Air Force in the late 1940’s and after one tour of duty, was discharged. A few years later he rejoined the Air Force and finished out his 21 years,which carried him through the Vietnam era. While serving in the Vietnam War, Lutrick was stationed with the 4252 Strategic Wing Command inVietnam, where he helpedprovide air-to-air refueling to bomber and lighter aircrafts. In the refueling operation, the command used the KC135 Stratotanker. Sgt. Lutrick flew 130 missions and transferred about ten million pounds of fuel during these missions. The crew usually refueled at altitudes from two to six miles up at speeds anywhere from four to five hundred 
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Opal Jones White

Opal Jones White, 83 of Trout, passed from this life on Wednesday, December 24, 2014, at her home. Services were held at 1  p.m., Sunday, Dec. 28, at the Belah Pentecostal Church with the Revs. David Hutchinson 
and Dale Hutchinson officiating. Interment followed in the Belah Cemetery under direction  of Magnolia Funeral Home of Alexandria. She was preceded in death by her husbands, J. W. Sharp and Willie White; children,
Janice Sharp and Claude Sharp. Survivors include her twin brother, Otho Jones of  Hemphill, TX; brother, Dallas Jones of Ft. Gibson, OK; sister, Betty Whittington of Galveston, TX; four grandchildren, Rhonda Johnson
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Marvin Jackson Cockerham, Sr

Marvin Jackson Cockerham, Sr., 90, of the Mt. Sinai Community, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, December 19, 2014, following an extended illness. He was born October 2, 1924 in Little Creek to the union of his parents, Roanza and Lydia Ganey Cockerham. Mr. Cockerham was a veteran of World War II, having served in the United States Navy as an Aviation Metalsmith at Pensacola, FL. He was also a retired self-employed
welder, and was employed by Justiss Oil Company for many years. He served several terms as Justice of the Peace for his district. Marvin was a member of Mt. Sinai Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon. For 11 years, he led singing at Fellowship Baptist Church and at Good Pine Baptist Church. Services were held at 2 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 21, in the chapel of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena with the Revs. Denver McBroom
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Mary Ruth Clark

Mary Ruth Clark, 60, of  Jena, passed from this life on December 13, 2014. She was born October 30, 1954 in Monroe, and raised in Ouachita Parish. No services were held and at her request, her body was donated to science.
She is survived by her companion, Joe Hanes of Jena. 
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Ronald Wayne Davis

Ronald Wayne Davis, 55, of Trout, passed from this life on Friday, December 5, 2014, in Bakersfield, California. He was born March 30, 1959 in Marks, Mississippi. Ronald was a truck driver for 25 years and a veteran of 
the United States Army. Services were held at 2 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 14, in the chapel of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena with Ricky Nugent and Gary Davidson officiating. Interment followed in the Taylor Chapel Cemetery at Summerville under direction of Hixson Brothers, Inc. of Jena. He was preceded in death by his wife, Beverly Mae Carlisle Davis; and father, Billy Jay Davis. Survivors include his mother, Lena Mae Davis of Jena; brother, John Davis and wife Sharon of Trout; three half-brothers, David Allen Everett and wife Karen of Robertsdale, AL, William Scott Everett of Houston, TX, and Charles Henry Everett of Jena. Pallbearers were Dewey Gianelloni, Daniel Davis, Al Cassels, Kenneth Holder, Terry Powell, and Ricky Smith 

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