Obituaries

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Nov

Rev. Larry Doughty

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15
Nov

Paul Jay Zoller

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15
Nov

Harvey E. Boyette

Harvey E. Boyette, 82, of Olla, passed from this life on Sunday, November 13, 2016, at the LaSalle Nursing Home in Jena. Arrangements were handled by Magnolia Funeral Home of Alexandria.
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15
Nov

Toxie Joel Evans

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15
Nov

Hubert Ray Fannin

Hubert Ray Fannin, 49, of Jonesville, passed from this life on Sunday, November 6, 2016, at his home. He was born December 30, 1966. Ray was a truck driver for a logging company. Services were held at 10 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 10, at Pritchard Baptist Church in the Old River Community with the Revs. Bobby McGuire, Terry Doughty and Steven Ford officiating. He was preceded in death by his brother, Rodney Dale Fannin; grandfather, Monroe M. Fannin; and grandmother, Carrie Pearl Francis Fannin. Survivors include his wife, Chris Elliott Fannin; son, Jacob Eli Fannin; daughter, Mackenzie Rae Fannin; parents, Dale Lamar Fannin and Ruby Lavon Erwin Fannin; sisters, Kimberly Renee Fannin Trisler and Jamie Priscilla Fannin, all of Jonesville. Pallbearers were Todd Fannin, Scott Ganey, Lynn Elliott, Jamie Elliott, Jacky Elliott, Evan Parker, Steven Hardie, David Francis and Zach Shovan. 
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15
Nov

Norma Ann Hudnall

Norma Ann Hudnall, 71, of Jonesville, passed from this life on Tuesday, November 8, 2016, in Alexandria. She was born Wednesday, April 25, 1945 in Jonesville to the union of her parents, William Leroy Butts and Stevie Hardie Butts. Services were held at 10 a.m., Friday, Nov. 11, at the Wallace Ridge Baptist Church with Rev. Jack Crain officiating. Interment followed in the Heard Cemetery near Manifest under direction of Young’s Funeral Home of Jonesville. Survivors include her husband, Mehl “Cub” Hudnall, Sr.; daughter, Monica Otwell and husband Ricky; son, Mehl “Cully” Hudnall, Jr.; three grandchildren, Canaan White, Dustin White, and RikkiLea Otwell; three brothers, Harold Butts, Danny Butts and wife Jane, and Andy Butts and wife Renee; and a sister, Nelda Mann. Pallbearers were Canaan White, Dustin White, Scott Hudnall, Ben Otwell, Melvin Purvis, and Andy Butts. Honorary pallbearers were Jason Butts and Rev. Lester Johnson.
Mon
07
Nov

Wilma Inez Cruse

Wilma Inez Chevallier Cruse, 90, of Holly Lake Ranch, Texas, passed from this life at 8:45 p.m., Thursday, November 3, 2016, at Home Place in Tyler, Texas. She was born November 10, 1925 in French Fork Community to the union of her parents, Cadd and Beulah Deville Chevallier. Mrs. Cruse attended Olla-Standard High School in Olla and was Baptist by faith. Services will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 12, from the chapel of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home in Pineville with Pastor Tim Malone officiating. Interment followed in the Bethel Cemetery under direction of Hixson Brothers, Inc. of Pineville. She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Mary Etta White and Charlene Pentecost; brother, Earl Chevallier; son, Tommy Cruse; and great grandson, Konner Shephard Carter. Survivors include one son, Daniel Cruse; two daughters, Geraldine Shephard and Kathy Hester; 11 grandchildren and 26 great grandchildren.

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07
Nov

Gene H. Evans

Gene Huey Evans, 78, of Madisonville, passed from this life on Monday, October 31, 2016 at his home following a short illness. He was born in Belledeau, LA on May 11, 1938, and was preceded in death by his parents, Hugh Evans of Jena, and Neze Dauzat Evans of Echo. Graveside memorial services will be held at 2 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 13 at the Belledeau Baptist Cemetery, 1204 Hwy 114 (Belledeau Hwy) in Hessmer. Arrangements are under direction of Melancon Funeral Home of Bunkie. Gene spent his years as a transportation driver hauling building materials, automobiles, oil field equipment and various other commodities across the United States. Over his career, he logged over 150,000 miles. He truly enjoyed his many hunting trips with his grandson, and numerous lunch outings with his granddaughter. For thiry-nine years he was a resident of Jefferson Parish where he raised his children, and then he and his wife moved to St. Tammany Parish in Madisonville, thirteen years ago.

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07
Nov

Wesley Baker Little

Wesley Baker Little, 87 of Rhinehart, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, November 6, 2016, in Alexandria. He was born Thursday, April 4, 1929 in Melville, to the union of Robert William, Sr. and Addie (Baker) Little. Services were held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 8, in Oak Grove Baptist Church with the Revs. Scotty McDowell and Gary Wagoner officiating. Interment followed in the Oak Grove Cemetery of Rhinehart under direction of Kinner and Stevens Funeral Home of Jena. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Bess Brooks. Survivors include his wife, Mary Ann Dayton Little of Rhinehart; one son, Daron Little and wife Dana of Saratoga, WY; three grandchildren, Cassidy, Riley, and Josie Little; three brothers, Robert W. “Buddy” Little, Jr., and Perry Little and wife Johnnie, all of Jena, and Charles Ray Little and Wife Melba of Winnfield. Pallbearers were Charles R. Little, II, Rob Little, John David Little, John Robert Little, Thomas Crooks, and Lawson Little.

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07
Nov

Melba Arlene Ruddell

Melba Arlene Stapleton Ruddell, 83, of Olla, passed from this life on Friday, November 4, 2016, at the Citizens Medical Center in Columbia Heights following an extended illness. She was born July 13, 1933, one of eleven children born to John Wesley Stapleton and Fannie Laura Daivs Stapleton. Mrs. Stapleton was a member of Standard Baptist Church. Services were held at 1 p.m., Monday, Nov. 7, from the sanctuary of Standard Baptist Church, north of Olla, with Rev. Shad Tibbs officiating. Interment followed in the Olla Cemetery in Olla under direction of Riser Funeral Home of Olla. She was preceded in death by her husband, Johnny Burle Ruddell; her parents; and by her brothers and sisters, Rudolph Stapleton, Euda Lee Stapleton, Reba Stapleton, Frances Larry, Paul Stapleton, Carroll Stapleton and Estelle Allen.

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