Obituaries

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10
Dec

George Thomas “Tony” Wyant

George Thomas “Tony” Wyant, 77, of Enterprise, passed from this life on Monday, December 2, 2013, at his daughter’s residence in Winnsboro. He was born July 24, 1936 in Catahoula Parish to the union of his parents, Thomas Wyant and Lottie Jackson Wyant. Tony was a member of the New Ouachita Baptist Church of Enterprise. Services were held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 4, from the sanctuary of New  Ouachita Baptist Church
Tue
10
Dec

Thelma Alean Tolbert

Thelma Alean Tolbert, 60, of Jonesville, passed from this life on Tuesday, December 3, 2013. She was born December 6, 1952 to the union of her parents, Alton and Thelma Ford. Alean’s favorite activities included spending time with her grandchildren and vacationing with friends and family. She attended Block High School in Jonesville. Services were held at 11 a.m., Friday, Dec. 6, at Sandy  Lake Pentecostal Church in the Sandy Lake  Community of Catahoula Parish. Interment followed in Heard Cemetery of Manifest under direction of Young’s Funeral Home of Jonesville.  She was preceded in death by her parents, and two sisters, Gloria Tomlinson and
Tue
03
Dec

Catherine E. Edwards

Catherine E. Edwards, 86, of Jena, passed from this life on Tuesday, November 26, 2013, at the Rapides Regional Medical Center in Alexandria. She was born Oct. 6, 1927, in Sharptown, to the union of John M. and Lillie M.
Adams Hudnall. Mrs. Edwards was employed by the LaSalle Parish School Board as a cook at Jena High School for 18 years. She was a member of Pine Grove Baptist Church of Rhinehart, a loving wife who loved to fish with her husband and being a housewife and homemaker is what she loved to do. Services were held at 1 p.m., Friday, Nov. 29, 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; husband, Albert Edwards; brothers, Roy Hudnall and Ed Hudnall; and
Tue
03
Dec

Shanna Gay Jacobs Hughes

Shanna Gay Jacobs Hughes, 47, of Houston, Texas, passed from this life on Tuesday, November 26, 2013, in Tomball, Texas. She was a CNA and a member of the Baptist faith. A memorial service was held at 6 p.m., Monday, December 2, 2013, at the home of Charles and Alice Seaward. She was preceded in death by her parents, Vernon C. Jacobs, and Diane and Powell Boyett; grandparents; sister, Charlotte Jacobs; and nephew, Rowdy Little. Survivors include two daughters, Heather Eubanks and Kristen Jacobs; two sons, James Burwell and Stewart Hughes; two sisters, Holly Lofton and husband Tommy, and Dawn Blackwell and husband Rocky; four half-sisters,
Amanda Wheeler, Jennifer Carter, Stella Newby, and Misty Jacobs; and grandchildren, Kaytlin, Noah, James Dylan and Baby Zane
Tue
03
Dec

Kenneth Ray “Katfish” McCartney

Kenneth Ray “Katfish” McCartney, 66, of the Trinity Community near Jonesville, passed from this life on Sunday, November 23, 2013, after suffering a heart attack. He was born June 7, 1947 in Trout to the union of his parents, James Nelson McCartney and Frances Elizabeth Hemphill McCartney. Kenneth was a veteran of the U.S. Army. His service in Vietnam was forgotten by the country he loved, yet his pride and love of this great country
Tue
03
Dec

H. P. “Pete” Randall

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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. 
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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
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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.
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25
Nov

Ruby Holder

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