Obituaries

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Mary Louise Blackmon Valentine

Mary Louise Blackmon Valentine, 50, of Olla, passed from this life on Saturday, February 28, 2015, following a brief illness.  She was born September 11, 1964 in Monroe to the union of her parents, Albert Clyde Blackmon, Sr. and Janice Sikes Blackmon. She was preceded in death by her father; a sister, Sharon Ann Oser; and a  brother, Nolan Blackmon. Survivors include her husband, John Valentine of Olla; her son, Michael Valentine and wife  Christie of Olla; er daughter, Kayce Valentine of Olla; three brothers, Johnny Blackmon of Dallas,  GA, Dave Blackmon of Rusk, TX, and Albert Clyde “Buggy” Blackmon, Jr. of Idaho;  sister, Patsy Oser of Wisner; and her beloved grandchildren, Savannah, Justin and Derek. The family will gather on the Riverwalk in Columbia to celebrate her life and will culminate with a balloon release  on Saturday, March 7, at 2 p.m
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Bonnie Marie White

Bonnie Marie White, 75, of Urania, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, February 26, 2015, at the Rapides Regional Medical Center in Alexandria. She was born May 11, 1939 in Caldwell Parish to the union of her parents, Cyrus and Millie Gregory Honeycutt. Marie worked as a caregiver and nurse’s aide for Home Health agencies. She was a member of Urania Pentecostal Church and the Columbia chapter of the Order of Eastern Star, where she was a past Worthy Matron. She loved life and the Lord  and showed this daily. Services were held at 1 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 28, from the sanctuary of Oasis Full Gospel Church of Kelly with Rev. Clay Hutto officiating,  and Pastor Betsy Honeycutt delivering the eulogy. Interment followed in the Little Star Cemetery of Kelly  under direction of Riser Funeral Home of Columbia. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, 
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Bertie Faye Esters

Bertie Faye Esters, 85, of Rosefield, passed from this life on Wednesday, February 18, 2015, in Huntsvile, Texas. She was born October 21, 1929 in Rosefield to the union of her parents A. J. Ainsworth, Sr. and Julia Currington Ainsworth. Mrs. Esters was a lifetime member of Rosefield Baptist Church and she loved to quilt and read. She also loved her flowers and garden and loved her children and grandchildren very much. Services were held at 1
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Luna Steve Cockerham

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Audrey Banes

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Maxine Elizabeth Humble Cagle

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Cleo Beth Coon Cooper

Cleo Beth Coon Cooper, 77, of Jonesville, passed from this life on Sunday, February 22, 2015, at her residence. She was born July 22, 1937 in Jena to the union of her parents, Arthur “Sox” and Mildred “Dimple” Smith Coon.
Mrs. Cooper was a paraprofessional in the Catahoula Parish School System. Services were held at 10 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 24, at Pritchard Baptist Church with the Revs. Terry Doughty and Donald Lemons officiating,
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Mila Griffin

Mila Griffin, age 2, of Monroe, entered eternal rest on Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at St. Francis Hospital in Monroe. She was born December 21, 2012. Services were held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, February 21, 2015 in the chapel of Rush Funeral Home, Pineville with the Revs. David Hutchinson,  Terry Clark and Greg Griffin officiating. Interment followed at Floyd Clark Cemetery in Turkey Creek, under the direction of Rush Funeral Home
in Pineville. Those left to cherish her memory include: her parents, Robert Griffin and Allison Clark of Monroe; maternal grandparents, R. D. and Earlene Clark of Jena; paternal grandmother, Beverly Griffin of Monroe; paternal great grandmother, Alma Griffin of Monroe; one sister, Cali Rose Griffin of Monroe, Louisiana. Also, Mila is loved and will be missed by many aunts, uncles and cousins
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Louise Barron Kelly

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Charles Renard Calhoun

Charles Renard Calhoun, 60, of Trout, passed from this life on Saturday, February 21, 2015, at his residence in Trout. He was born February 17, 1955 in Columbia to the union of his parents, Earley Elton and Mildred Stapleton Calhoun. Charles was a self-employed carpenter by trade, and was a veteran of the United States Air Force, having served five years before being honorably discharged. A memorial service will be held at a later date with arrangements by Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena. He was preceded in death by his parents; and two sisters, Margie Calhoun Rhinewalt and Johnny Calhoun Shaw. Survivors include his wife, Debra Valdez Calhoun; son, Charles “Chad” Renard Calhoun, Jr.; and daughter, Angela Lane Calhoun Carpenter, all of Trout; brother, Elton Earley Calhoun of Victoria, TX; sisters, Ann Calhoun Lunsford of Winnfield, Hilda Calhoun Holland of Yazoo 

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