Obituaries

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Amanda Cathleen Dale

Amanda Cathleen Trichel Dale, 85, of Sicily Island, passed from this life on Friday, August 26, 2016, at Plantation Oaks Nursing Center in Wisner. She was born April 24, 1931 in Jena to the union of her parents, Edwin Berchman, Sr. and Mae Andrews Trichel. Cathleen grew up in Harrisonburg, attending Harrisonburg Elementary and High School. She graduated from Istrouma High School in Baton Rouge where she completed her senior year. She received a Bachelor’s degree in Business Education from Louisiana State University. She returned home to begin a long and rewarding teaching career, which included teaching business education at Sicily Island High School and Ferriday High School and mathematics at Martin Junior High School in Sicily Island. Mrs. Dale was a charter member of the First Baptist Church of Sicily Island where she served as pianist and taught the Senior Ladies’ Sunday School Class. She was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma and the Louisiana Retired Teachers’ Association.

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30
Aug

Mary Edith Guin

Mary Edith Guin, 88, of Tullos, passed from this life on Tuesday, August 23, 2016 at The Summit. She was born July 2, 1928 to the union of her parents, Joseph and Elizabeth Faye Albert. Mrs. Guin was a member of Bentley United Pentecostal Church and pioneer of the Pentecostal Faith, she was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She retired as a housekeeper from Parkview Nursing Home, Winnfield. Services were held at 10 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 25, at the Bentley United Pentecostal Church with the Revs. Bruce Maxwell, E. R. Johnson, Craig Martin, Leland Guin and Donnell Spurgeon officiating. Interment followed in the Bay Springs Cemetery of Chopin under direction of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Pineville. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Guin; son, Clarence Wayne Guin; her parents; siblings, Arthur Albert, Henry Albert, Sam Albert, Clarence Beasley and Octavia Daniels.

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30
Aug

Sharon Sue Isonhood

Sharon Sue Mc-Guffee Isonhood, 75, of Enterprise, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, August 24, 2016, at home after a strong fought battle with cancer. She was born July 4, 1941 in Enterprise to the union of her parents, Ancel and Ruby McGuffee. Sharon was a loving wife to Earl Isonhood for 54½-years. They were married on January 25, 1962. Although God did not bless Sharon with children, He used her to bless many children from California to Louisiana and she loved each and every one of them. Services were held at 10 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 27 from the sanctuary of New Ouachita Baptist Church at Enterprise with the Revs. James King and Craig James officiating. Graveside services followed in the Rosefield Cemetery in Rosefield under direction of Riser Funeral Home of Columbia. She was preceded in death by her parents, and her brother, Darryl McGuffee.

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30
Aug

Mary Catherine Paul

Mary Catherine Paul, 75, of Jena, passed from this life on Monday, August 22, 2016, at Hardtner Medical Center in Urania. She was born January 14, 1941 to the union of her parents, Allen Monroe, Jr. and Francis Catherine Uttz Moore. Graveside services were held at 2 p.m., Monday, Aug.29, at Pine Grove Cemetery in Rhinehart. Interment followed under direction of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena. She was preceded in death by her parents, and her husband, J. O. Paul. Survivors include one brother, Frank Allen Moore of Lumberton, TX; and one sister, Margie Kay Ellis of Vidor, TX.

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30
Aug

Wayne Surveal Poole

Wayne Surveal Poole, 71, of Summerville, gained his Heavenly reward shortly after 9 p.m. last Saturday night, August 27, 2016. He was born April 1, 1945 to the union of his parents, Cary Surveal and Elizabeth Octavia Whitehead Poole. Wayne was a carpenter by trade, and of the Baptist faith. Services were held at 2 p.m., Monday, Aug. 29, at Summerville Baptist Church with the Revs. Mickey Hudnall, Glen Roark, and Jess Henderson officiating. Interment followed in the Spring Ridge Cemetery near Aimwell under direction of Kinner and Stevens Funeral Home of Jena. He was preceded in death by his parents; and three sisters, Dee Powell, Linda Haye and Elaine Poole.

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30
Aug

Wanda O. Stenhoff

Wanda Sue Orman Stenhoff, 67, of Tullos, passed from this life on Sunday, August 21, 2016, at Hardtner Medical Center in Urania. She was born December 26, 1948 in Ruston to the union of her parents, Arthur and Opal Loe Orman. Wanda received her beautician’s license and worked many years as a hairdresser. In the last several years she has been a homemaker and a volunteer with the Olla Fire Department. She enjoyed collecting teddy bears and taking care of her mother’s doll collection. Wanda loved dogs and had many through the years. Services were held at 3 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 24, from the sanctuary of Olla United Methodist Church with Rev. Aaron Carpenter officiating. Interment followed in the Olla Cemetery under direction of Riser Funeral Home of Olla. She was preceded in death by her parents, and husband, Don Stenhoff. Survivors include her special friend, Carl Damron; numerous cousins and great-cousins; members of the Fire Department of Olla and lots of friends.

Mon
22
Aug

Rubin R. Nugent

Rubin Randolph Nugent, 71, of Georgetown, passed from this life on Saturday, August 20, 2016, at Hardtner Medical Center in Urania. He was born May 25, 1945 in Clarks to the union of his parents, Homer and Ethel Douglas Nugent. Rubin was employed for many years by Belden Wire of Jena and was a United States Army veteran, having served one tour of duty in Vietnam. Services were at 10 a.m., Tuesday, Aug. 23, at the Georgetown Baptist Church in Georgetown with the Rev. Carl Griffith and Bro. Thurman Beavers officiating. Interment followed in the Lincecum Cemetery of Pollock with full military honors, directed by Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena. He was preceded in death by his wife, Vicky Carol Henderson Nugent; his parents; brothers, Ottis Nugent, Tweety Nugent, Lindel Nugent, and Bud Nugent; and sister, Olean Grice.

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22
Aug

Aleana M. Calhoun

Aleana McKeithen Calhoun, 84, of West Columbia, Texas, entered eternal rest on Sunday, August 14, 2016, at Country Village Nursing Home in Angleton, TX. She was born Monday, November 2, 1931 in Urania to the union of her parents, Armond Guy McKeithen and Mallie Althea Kees McKeithen. Aleana was a member of the Gulf Coast Christian Center in West Columbia, TX. She and her husband, Ronald, celebrated their golden (50th) wedding anniversary on May 22, 2016. A memorial service will be held at the Gulf Coast Christian Center at 11 a.m., on Thursday, Aug. 25, with Pastor Bob Hankins officiating. Graveside services and interment will be at the Pine Hill Baptist Church Cemetery near Olla at 11 a.m., on Saturday, Aug. 27, with Rev. Dominick DiCarlo officiating. She was preceded in death by her parents and two sisters, Margaret Embrey and Roberta Chandler.

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15
Aug

Alden Eugene Kuhn

Alden Eugene Kuhn, 73, of Jena, passed from this life on Tuesday, August 9, 2016, at his residence. He was born October 10, 1942 in the Old River Community to the union of his parents, Clarence Kuhn, Sr. and Mary Grace Pritchard Kuhn. Alden worked as a rough neck in the oilfield and raised hogs. He was a Mason and member of Michael Dempsey Lodge No. 327 F&AM. Services were held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 13, in the chapel of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena with Rev. Terry Doughty officiating. Interment followed in the Pritchard Cemetery under direction of Hixson Brothers, Inc. of Jena. He was preceded in death by his parents, and a daughter, Shanna LaShae Young. Survivors include two sons, Gene Kuhn of Huntsville, TX and Vernon Edwin Kuhn of Jena; brother, Clarence “Dutch” Kuhn, Jr. of Whitehall; sister, Jo Ann Wheat and husband Melton of Whitehall and grandchildren, Kenslee Kuhn, Helana Kuhn, Kaley Grace Whatley, Eden Kuhn and Connor Blade Young.

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15
Aug

Betha Lou Culp

Betha Lou Culp, 81, of Jena, passed from this life on Monday, August 15, 2016, at the Riverside Hospital in Alexandria. She was born April 23, 1935, in Rhinehart to her parents, Phillip Frank Paul and Emmie Jewell Clark. Mrs. Culp was a retired LPN. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 17, at the Pine Grove Cemetery of Rhinehart with Rev. Mike Russell officiating. Interment will follow under direction of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena. She was preceded in death by her husband, Pearl Culp; son, Willie Phillip Culp; daughter, Eva Lou Culp; her parents; and a brother, John Paul. Survivors include one son, Allen Culp of Jena; daughter, Emmie “Ilene” Capps of Jena; sisters, Emmie Catherine Watson of Ball, and Frankie Marie Culp of Jena; grandchildren, James Capps and April Capps, and three great grandchildren, Isis Capps, Isabelle Capps, and Clint Capps.  

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