Obituaries

Tue
03
Dec

H. P. “Pete” Randall

Mon
25
Nov

Ruby Lois Coon

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. 
Mon
25
Nov

Tommy Earl Cruse

Tommy Earl Cruse, 69, of Boyce, passed from this life on Thursday, November 14, 2013, at his residence. He was born August 13, 1944 in Urania to the union of his parents, Shelton and Wilma Cruse. Tommy was an avid
Mon
25
Nov

Johnny Artel Deville

Artel Deville, 83, of Trout, passed from this life on Tuesday, November 19, 2013, at the LaSalle Nursing Home of Jena. He was born July 26, 1930 in Pollock to the union of his parents, Edward and Laura Sorrells Deville.
Mon
25
Nov

Ruby Holder

Mon
25
Nov

Verlous J. French

Verlous J. French, 92, formerly of Jena and Alexandria, passed from this life on Saturday, November 16, 2013, in Kansas City, Missouri. He was born in LaSalle Parish, the son of Jacob H. French and Myrtle Snow French.
Mon
25
Nov

Mildred Hughes Olden

Mildred Hughes Olden, 93, of Shreveport and formerly of Jena, passed from this life on Tuesday, November 19, 2013, in Shreveport. She was born April 23, 1920 in Orange County, Texas, to the union of Silas and Irene Hughes. Mrs. Olden lived in Jena until 2001 when she moved to Shreveport to be closer to her family. She was a devout Christian and a dedicated and devoted mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She worked as a seamstress for many years before becoming a bookkeeper for McCartney Oil Company of Jena. She enjoyed gardening. Services were held Thursday, Nov. 21, in the chapel of Centuries Memorial Funeral Home in  Shreveport with Rev. Mike Igo officiating. Interment followed in the Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Pineville under direction of Centuries Memorial Funeral Home of Shreveport. She was preceded in death by her parents; her
Mon
25
Nov

Annie Ruth “Sookie” Scott

Annie Ruth “Sookie” Scott, 70, of Jena, passed from this life on Wednesday, November 20, 2013, at her home. She was born October 29, 1943 in Pineville to the union of Tom and Leana White Kittlin. Mrs. Annie was a graduate of Good Pine High School, employed by Louisiana Pacific for five years and by Hixson Brothers Funeral Home for 18 years as a housekeeper. She also worked for several families in the community. She
Mon
25
Nov

Jimmy Morris Richmond

Jimmy Morris Richmond, 64, of Columbia, passed from this life on Friday, November 22, 2013, at his residence following an extended illness. He was born January 9, 1949 in Columbia to the union of his parents, Jim and Laura Lucille “Josie” Holmes Richmond. Jimmy was a loving husband, father, grandfather, son and brother. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him. During his life, Jimmy enjoyed several occupations, including 
Tue
19
Nov

R. Stuart Huff

(Editor’s Note: Stuart Huff was the son-in-law of Natalie Breithaupt Zygmuntowicz of Miami, Florida. Natalie was reared on Old River in LaSalle Parish and Stuart visited here many times with relatives.)
 

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