Obituaries

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May

Omer Eugene Oglesby

Omer Eugene Oglesby, 91, of Mesquite, Texas, and former resident of LaSalle Parish, passed from this life on Tuesday, May 5, 2015. He was born Ocober 19, 1923 in Joyce. Mr. Oglesby was educated at Trout-Good Pine High School. He was employed by the Teamsters and was a member of Minosa Lane Baptist Church in Mesquite. He served his country in the United States Army and was a veteran of World War II. Gene was a beloved husband and devoted father. He was a good and faithful servant, loved his family, prayed daily, and counted his blessings. Services were held at 2 p.m., Saturday, May 9, at Laurel Oaks Funeral Home in Mesquite, with Rev. Richard Harris officiating. Interment followed in Laurel Oaks Memorial Park in Mesquite. He was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Muriel Stone Oglesby. Survivors include two sons, Paul Oglesby and wife Jane, and David Oglesby; two
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11
May

Elizabeth Elaine Poole

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11
May

Geraldine “Jerry” Virginia Allen Williams

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05
May

Carl L. “Papa” Vickers

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05
May

Russell A. Flowers, Sr.

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05
May

James Herman Creed

James Herman Creed, 73, of Jena, passed from this life Monday morning, May 4, 2015, at the Rapides Regional Medical Center in Alexandria following an extended illness. James will be remembered as a teacher in the LaSalle Parish School System for 31½-years, retiring in 1999 from Jena Junior High School. He had a total of 33 years of experience in the education field. Funeral arrangements were incomplete at press time on Monday but will be annnounced by Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena.
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04
May

James Herman Creed

James Herman Creed, 73, of Jena, passed from this life Monday morning, May 4, 2015, at the Rapides Regional Medical Center in Alexandria following an extended illness. James will be remembered as a teacher in the La- Salle Parish School System for 31½-years, retiring in 1999 from Jena Junior High School. He had a total of 33 years of experience in the education field. Funeral arrangements were incomplete at press time on Monday but will be annnounced by Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena    

Tue
28
Apr

Patsy Irmalene Lofton Cotten

Patsy Irmalene Lofton Cotten, 73, of Urania, went to her Heavenly home from her residence on Pentecostal  Church Road in Urania on Wednesday, April 22, 2015. She was born March 19, 1942 in Urania to the union of D. L. and Ernestine Kilby Lofton. Patsy was a homemaker who loved her grandchildren. Her hobbies included gardening, and growing many beautiful flowers and ceramics. Services were held at 2  p.m., Saturday, April 25, from the sanctuary of Urania Pentecostal Church in Urania with the Revs. Jim Lofton and Elsie Ray Johnson officiating. Interment followed in the Pinehill Cemetery of Urania  under direction of Riser Funeral Home of Columbia/ Olla.
She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Billy Wayne Cotten. Survivors include her son, David Cotten and wife April of Urania; daughter, Lisa Cotten of Olla; brother, Gene Lofton and wife Sue of Urania; and 
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28
Apr

Christina Kylie King Duncan

Christina Kylie King Duncan, 19, of Urania, passed from this life along with her precious unborn daughter, Lanie Ray-Anne Duncan on Wednesday, April 22, 2015 in Urania.  She was born April 8, 1996 at Urania to the union
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28
Apr

Jean Stewart MacKenzie

Jean Stewart MacKenzie, 70, of Jena, was received into Heaven on Saturday, April 18, 2015. She was born on Thursday, October 26, 1944, in Washington, D.C., to the union of her parents, Blake Stewart MacKenzie and Lotta  Charlean Stewart MacKenzie. She was preceded in death by her parents. Graveside services were held at 9 a.m., Tuesday, April 21, in the Woodland Cemetery, east of Jena, with Rev. Dominick DiCarlo officiating. Interment followed underdirection of Kinner and Stevens Funeral Home of Jena. Those left behind to cherish her memory include special friends, Doreen Price, Tammie Brooks, Brenda Bailey, Alexis Brooks, Jordan Brooks, Lane Brooks, Barbara Smith, and Dusty Miller.

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