Obituaries

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Joseph Ned LeBlanc

Joseph Ned LeBlanc, 78, of Rhinehart, passed from this life on Monday, August 11, 2014, at his residence in Rhinehart. He was born on November 19, 1935 in Delcambre, to the union of his parents, Joseph Odey and Emilia Landry LeBlanc. Joseph worked as a derrick hand in the oilfield. Graveside services were held at 2 p.m., Friday, August 15, at Pine Grove Cemetery in Rhinehart with Rev. Terry Doughty officiating. Interment followed under direction of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena.

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Charles Cochran Wilson

Charles Cochran Wilson, 67, of the Lincecum Community near Pollock, passed from this life on Saturday, August 16, 2014, at his residence. He was born December 5, 1946 in Memphis, Tennessee, to the union of his parents, Charles Otis and Elizabeth Shelton Wilson. Mr. Wilson was formerly of Memphis, but had lived in the Lincecum Community for the past eight years. He was a retired salesman in the medical supply business with 30 years of service, a member of Lincecum Baptist Church, and served his country in the National Guard. Services were held at 11 a.m., Monday, Aug. 18, at Lincecum Baptist Church near Pollock with Rev. Jim Winegeart officiating. Interment followed in the Lincecum Cemetery under direction of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena. He was preceded in death by his parents, and a brother, Allen Wilson.

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Gloria Jean Smith

Gloria Jean Smith, 72, of Trout, passed from this life on Friday, August 15, 2014, in Alexandria. She was born January 11, 1942 in Provencal to the union of her parents, Wilma Faye and Lola Mae Foster Haley. Mrs. Smith was a homemaker, and a loving mother, grandmother and sister. Services were held at 11 a.m., Sunday, Aug. 17, in the chapel of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena with Rev. Tommy Haley officiating. Interment followed in Hurricane Creek Cemetery under direction of Hixson Brothers, Inc. of Jena. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Tom Smith, Sr.; parents; a son, Roger Allen Smith; and a sister, Cleta Faye Ray. Survivors include three sons, Raymond Lee Matthews, Robert Ed Smith, and John Tom Smith, Jr.; three daughters, Kathy Ann Roberts, Kimberly Kay Smith, and Karen Elizabeth McGuffee; brother, Tommy “T.E.” Haley; three sisters, Mona Summers, Wilma Bradberry, and Lola Mae Brasher; 17 grandchildren, and 19 great grandchildren.

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Mike Haynes

Mike Haynes, 61, of Grayson, passed from this life on Monday, August 4, 2014, at Willis Knighten Medical Center in Bossier following a brief illness. He was born June 20, 1953 in Columbia to the union of his parents, Shepp
and Willian Haynes. Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 16, at Old Bethel Baptist Church, west of Clarks, with Rev. Eddie Riley officiating.  Arrangements are under direction of Riser Funeral Home of Columbia. Survivors include his wife of 27½-years, Barbara Gladen Haynes of Grayson; one daughter, Kristy Jones and  husband Darnell of Morgan City; step-son, Erik Schultz and wife Amy of Olla; step-daughter, Kim Sanders and husband Alan of Urania; mother, Willian Haynes; three sisters, Liz Scroggins, Peggy Cupstead, and Helen Poole; six grandchildren, Ashley Sanders, Tyler Schultz, Kayla Jones, Austin Schultz, Amya Jones, and Emma Schultz; a host of nieces and nephews; and a dedicated friend, Billy Franklin.
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Margarete Beatrice “Bea” Kratoville

Margarete Beatrice “Bea” Kratoville, 95, of Alvin, Texas, passed from this life on Friday, August 8, 2014. She was born May 15, 1919 in Tullos to the union of her parents, W. H. and Naomi Holmes Haddox. Mrs. Bea moved from Louisiana to Texas in 1957. After raising her children, she went back to school and began her career, which took her allover  the world. She loved to dance, quilt and decorate cakes. Her proudest achievement were
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Josephine “Jody” Smith

Josephine “Jody” Smith, 75, of West Monroe, passed from this life on Wednesday, August 6, 2014. She was born April 10, 1939 to the union of her parents, James Archie and Jennie Vestal. Jody was a faithful member
of Community Baptist Church and was devoted to her family and friends. She was a retired frontend manager with Brookshire’s Grocery. Services were held at 2 p.m., Friday, August 8, at Community Baptist Church
in West Monroe with Rev. Danny McIlveene officiating. Interment followed in the Hasley Cemetery of West Monroe under direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home of West Monroe. She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Jerry Lamar Smith; and a brother, Claude Reid Vestal. Survivors include two sons, Rusty Smith and wife Cheryl of Jena, and James Neal Smith of New Orleans; grandchildren, Curtis Smith of New Orleans, Stephanie
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Barbara Jean Childress

Barbara Jean Childress, 74, of Olla, passed from this life on Saturday, August 2, 2104, at her residence. She was born December 11, 1939 in Monroe to her parents, Auda Hillman and Mary Lee Atkinson Meador. She was a homemaker, a loving mother, grandmother and sister that will be deeply missed by those that knew and loved her. A memorial service celebrating her life was held at 3 p.m., Monday, Aug. 4, at Fellowship Baptist Church
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Horace Huey Meyers

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Robin Dianne Hamilton

Robin Dianne Hamilton, 50, of Jonesville, passed from this life on Saturday, August 2, 2014, at her residence. She was born December 24, 1963 in Ferriday, was a resident of Jonesville, and  member of Grace Baptist
Church in Jonesville. Services were held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Aug. 5, at Grace Baptist Church in Jonesville with Rev. Perry Gardner officiating. Interment followed in the  Heard Cemetery at Manifest under direction of Young’s
Funeral Home of Jonesville. Survivors include her parents, Geraldine N. Blackwell and Barry Hamilton, Sr.; two daughters, Jessica  Smart of Manifest and Christina Watson of Deville; one grandson, Gunner Watson of Deville; one granddaughter, Rylee Smart of Manifest; three brothers, Neal Hamilton of Jena, Mark Hamilton of Trout, and Barry Hamilton,  Jr. of Harrisonburg; and a host of nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles. Pallbearers were Don
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Joe Windel Williams

Joe Windel Williams, 74, of Harrisonburg, passed from this life on Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at his residence. He was born Sunday, September 3, 1939 in Winnsboro to his parents, G. C. Williams and Addie Williams Routon.
Joe worked in construction and was a welder by trade. He proudly served his country in the United States Army. Services were held at 10 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 2, at the chapel of Young’s Funeral Home in Jonesville with Rev.
James King officiating. Interment followed in the Harrisonburg Cemetery under direction of Young’s Funeral Home of Jonesville. He was preceded in death by his parents; and two sisters, Georgia Faye Conner and Joy Noel Collier. Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Bonnie Lois Townsend Williams of Harrisonburg; two daughters, Donna Marie Skains and husband James of Kingwood, TX, and Carol Williams Lightle and husband hristopher

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