Obituaries

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Randy Lynn Tyler

Randy Lynn Tyler, 63, of Clarks, and a native of Urania, passed from this life on Sunday, April 17, 2016, at the Rapides Regional Medical Center in Alexandria. He was born May 6, 1952 in Urania to the union of his parents, Sam Franklin Tyler, Jr. and Patricia Ann Hopkins Tyler. Randy was a lease operator for Placid Oil Company. He served his country in the United States Army. Memorial services were held at 6 p.m., Tuesday, April 19, at the First Baptist Church in Olla, with arrangements under direction of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena. Survivors include his brothers, Rynn Tyler and his wife Sarah of Ferriday and Rickie Tyler and his wife Becky of Conroe, TX, and a host of nieces and nephews. The family asks that memorial donations be made to the LaSalle High School Athletic Association P.O Box 110 Olla, LA. 71465. 

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Rita Doughty Thompson

Rita Doughty Thompson, 84, of Bossier City and a native of Jena, passed from this life on Thursday, April 14, 2016, in Bossier City. She was born October 19, 1931 in Jena, to Luther Ray Doughty, Sr. and Gertrude Summerlin Doughty. Rita was a member of Cypress Baptist Church. She volunteered throughout her life and during her husband’s 23 years in the U.S. Air Force, she volunteered worldwide in a variety of organizations. Rita was employed as executive secretary for the Louisiana Jaycees for many years. Services were held at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 17, at Cypress Baptist Church with Rev. John Fream, pastor, officiating. Interment followed at Rose-Neath Cemetery under direction of Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Bossier City. She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Kathryn Breithaupt and brother, Luther Ray Doughty, Jr. Survivors include her husband of 63 years, Col. Ray G. Thompson (USAF, Ret.); sons, Ray G. Thompson, Jr. and wife, Jenna, Judge Jeff R.

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Diana Marcotte Roath

Diana Faye Marcotte Roath, 72, of Springhill, and a former resident of Jena, passed from this life on Wednesday, April 13, 2016, in Springhill. She was born June 8,1943 in Topeka, Kansas to the union of her parents, Richard and Faye Wade Marcotte. Diana was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Springhill and was a retired educator for the Webster Parish School System, with ten years of service. During the 1970’s, Diana and husband Terry lived in Jena where he was employed with International Paper Co. Diana was very active at St. Mary’s Catholic Church and was a local Cub Scout leader. She was also a baseball mom and supported the Jena Dixie Youth Little League baseball program. Services were held at 1 p.m., Saturday, April 16, at the Bailey Funeral Home Chapel in Springhill with Rev. Sebastian Kallarackal officiating. Interment followed in Springhill Cemetery under the direction of Bailey Funeral Home of Springhill. Survivors include her husband of 52 years, Terry D.

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Barry Kent Hamilton, Jr.

Barry Kent Hamilton, Jr., 57, of Harrisonburg, passed from this life on Sunday, April 17, 2016, in Jena. He was born Monday, July 7, 1958 in Ferriday. Barry was the owner and operator of Jonesville Oil Field Service and Paradise Pools and Patio. He was a loving father, grandfather, and son. Services were held at 10 a.m., Tuesday, April 19, at the First Baptist Church of Harrisonburg with the Revs. Frank Bass and Tony Ganey officiating. Interment followed in the Heard Cemetery of Manifest under direction of Young’s Funeral Home of Jonesville. He was preceded in death by his father, Barry Kent Hamilton, Sr.; and a sister, Robin Dianne Hamilton. Survivors include a son, Ryan Hamilton of Harrisonburg; a daughter, Chelsea Hamilton of Natchitoches; his mother, Geraldine Blackwell of Jena; grandson, Blake Hamilton of Harrisonburg; and two brothers, Neal Hamilton of Jena, and Mark Hamilton of Trout.

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Nolan Emerson McCartney

Graveside services for Nolan Emerson McCartney were held at 2 p.m., Saturday, April 9, 2016, at the Pine Hill Cemetery of Urania. The infant was the son of Alex and Nathan McCartney. Arrangements were entrusted to Riser Funeral Home of Columbia. 

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Milva Jean Guinn Faust

Milva Jean Guinn Faust, 77, of Franklinton, and a native of Manifest, passed from this life on Tuesday, April 12, 2016 in Mandeville. She was born April 17, 1938 in Pineville to the union of her parents, David and Trudie Guinn. Arrangements were under direction of Crain Funeral Home of Franklinton. Mrs. Faust was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Edward Bo Guinn; and three grandchildren, Tommy Broadway, Nicalena Singsheim, and Ryan Faust. Survivors include her husband, Paul Faust; one son, Tyrone Faust; one daughter, Malinda Sapp; a brother, Louis T. Guinn; a sister, Glenda Harrell; five grandchildren, Angel Covington, Robin Sanders, Josh Faust, Sean Faust, and Taylor Faust; and seven great grandchildren, Matthew Sanders, Adam Covington, Kaden Sanders, Ryland Shoalmire, Austin Faust, Payton Faust, and Brayton Faust. 

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Octavia Wilson

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William “Bill” Schmidt

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Eunice Mathis Russell

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Lois Irene Bradford

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