Ruby Lois Coon, 88, of Jena, passed from this life on Sunday, November 17, 2013, at the LaSalle General Hospital of Jena. She was born June 7, 1925 in Harrisonburg to the union of her parents, James O. Ellard and Tena Ellard Crane. Mrs. Coon will be remembered as being a store clerk for the Ben Franklin store when it was located in Jena. Services were held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 19, in the chapel of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena with Rev. Mike Russell officiating. Interment followed in the Pine Grove Cemetery of Rhinehart under direction of Hixson Brothers, Inc. of Jena. She was preceded in death by her parents, and husband, Willard L. Coon. Survivors include her daughter, Cherry Barron and husband George “Bubba” of Pollock; son, Johnny Coon of Jena; sisters, Hazel McLendon of Pollock and Eula Lane of Natchez, MS; and grandson, Jeffrey Barron.