Obituaries

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Ruby Lee Lofton

Ruby Lee Lofton, 94, of Sportsmans Paradise, passed from this life on Monday, March 2, 2015, at Matthews Memorial Health Center in Alexandria. She was born October 14, 1920 in Dry Prong to the union of her parents, Christopher and Rosie Cupp Neal. Mrs. Lofton was a beautician and owned a salon for over 30 years. She loved the outdoors and especially loved fishing and gardening. Services were held at 11:30
a.m., Wednesday, March 4, from the chapel of Riser Funeral Home in Olla with Rev. E. Ray Johnson officiating. Interment followed in the Pine Hill Cemetery of Olla under direction of Riser Funeral Home of Olla.
She was preceded in death by her husband, W. E. Lofton; daughter, Ernestine Lofton; her parents, and siblings, Carmen Gorman, Felder Neal, Ancel Neal, and Huey Neal. Survivors include a sister, Onie Neal Schneider of Pineville, and numerous nieces and nephews. Pallbearers were Michael James, Andrew James, John Crooks, and Austin Crooks

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Brenda Gayle Pritchard

Brenda Gayle Pritchard, 64, of Jena, passed from this life on Monday, March 9, 2015, at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Pineville. She was born November 22, 1950, in Alexandria, to the union of her parents, Joel “Hawk” and Vida Whatley La- Croix. Brenda was a homemaker and a member of the Midway Pentecostal Church. She served her country in the Army National Guard. Services will be at 10 a.m., Wednesday, March 11, in the chapel of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena with the Revs. Kevin Manuel and Charlie Anderson officiating. Interment will follow in the Belah Cemetery under direction of Hixson Brothers,

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Judy McEntyre Stone

Judy McEntyre Stone, 67, of Jonesville, passed from this life on Tuesday, March 3, 2015, at the Rapides Regional Medical Center in Alexandria. She was born on Wednesday, September 17, 1947, in Pineville, to the union of her parents, Arthur Ray and Vera Lee McEntyre. Mrs. Stone was a resident of Jonesville, and a member of Sandy Lake Pentecostal Church. Services were held at 2 p.m., Thursday, March 5, at Sandy Lake Pentecostal Church with the Revs. Joel Ford, Lonnie Weidner, and David Lambert officiating. Arrangements were under direction of Young’s Funeral Home of Jonesville. She was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years,Rev. James Henry Stone; and her parents.

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Ranie Brantley Sanders

Ranie Brantley Sanders, 67, of Jonesville, passed from this life on Thursday, February 26, 2015, in Jonesville. She was born on Monday, December 1, 1947 in Jonesville to the union of her parents, Curtis James Brantley and Evelyn Jones Brantley. Services were held at 10 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 28, in the chapel of Young’s Funeral Home in Jonesville. Interment followed in the Heard Cemetery at Manifest under direction of Young’s Funeral Home of Jonesville. She was preceded in death by her parents, and husband, Charles Gibson. Survivors include an aunt, Mable Bryan of Wildsville; and two cousins, Johnnie Ruth Sturgeon of Vidalia,
and Pat Hudnall of SandyLake. Pallbearers were Brent Scott, Lee Worsham, Jeffery Bento, Brandon Mayo, Charles Rachel, Jr., and Ray Townsend, Jr. Honorary pallbearers were Chris Hudnall and Shane Massey

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James Herbert Terry

James Herbert Terry, 91, of Harrisonburg, passed from this life on Friday, March 6, 2015, at the Rapides Regional Medical Center in Alexandria. He was born on Wednesday, September 19, 1923 in Aimwell to the union of his parents, Albert Abram and Rita McGuffee Terry. Mr. Terry was a resident of Harrisonburg and a memberof the First Baptist Church where he served as a Deacon for 60 years, a Sunday School
Director and a Sunday School teacher.He was a member of Harrisonburg Cemetery Board, Catahoula Parish Library Board, and the Harrisonburg Rotary Club where he received the Paul Harris Fellowship Award.

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James Herbert Terry

James Herbert Terry, 91, of Harrisonburg, passed from this life on Friday, March 6, 2015, at the Rapides Regional Medical Center in Alexandria. He was born on Wednesday, September 19, 1923 in Aimwell to the union of his parents, Albert Abram and Rita McGuffee Terry. Mr. Terry was a resident of Harrisonburg and a memberof the First Baptist Church where he served as a Deacon for 60 years, a Sunday School
Director and a Sunday School teacher.He was a member of Harrisonburg Cemetery Board, Catahoula Parish Library Board, and the Harrisonburg Rotary Club where he received the Paul Harris Fellowship Award.

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Robert Bruce Green

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Henry Elson Johnson

Henry Elson Johnson, 86, of Jena, passed from this life on Monday, February 23, 2015, at University Health Hospital in Shreveport. He was born November  3, 1928 in Jena to the union of his parents, Herman and
Clementine Kennon Johnson. Mr. Johnson proudly served his country in the United States Army, and was employed by Kaiser Steel as a steel worker in Fontana, California. Graveside services were held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 28, at Belah Cemetery in the Belah Community with Rev. Larry Chapman officiating. Interment followed under direction of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena.  He was preceded in death by his parents, and a sister,
Wilma Damico. Survivors include a daughter, Collette Marquez of Ontario, CA; sons, Kenneth Elson Johnson of Claremont, CA, and Mark Alan Johnson of Paradise, CA; grandchildren, Erik Johnson, Vanessa Johnson, and Marcella Marquez; great grandchildren, Linda Johnson and Ethan Johnson; and close friend, Marie Jacobs
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Charles E. Lasiter

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Boyce Aaron “Bob” Pardue

Boyce Aaron “Bob” Pardue, 78, of Kelly, passed from this life on Saturday, February 28, 2015, at the St. Francis Medical Center, Downtown Campus, in Monroe, following a brief illness.  He was born on Jan. 7, 1937, at Marion, to the union of his parents, Andrew Dewey Pardue and Linnie Eva Graves Pardue. Boyce Aaron Pardue, known by everyone as “Bob”, was retired as an Operations Engineer having worked on numerous gas pipelines

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