Obituaries

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Elmer Leon Etheredge

Elmer Leon Etheredge, 80, of Olla, passed from this life on Tuesday, January 27, 2015, at Hardtner Medical  Center in Urania. He was born December 7, 1934 in Caldwell Parish to the union of Elmer and Estelle Collins Etheredge. Leon was a member of Pinehill Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon. He was a member of the 1951 LaSalle High School  state baseball championship team, as well as a member of the football team. He graduated from LHS in 1953. Leon made his lifelong career working for Zapata Offshore in the oilfield. Services were held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 31, from the sanctuary of Pinehill  Baptist Church with Rev. Edward Smith officiating and Bro. Warren Maxwell delivering the eulogy. Interment followed in Pinehill Cemetery under  direction of Riser Funeral Home of Olla. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, E. L. Etheredge.
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Allen “Al” Eugene Ganey

Allen “Al” Eugene Ganey, 71, departed this life to be with Our Father and Savior  on Wednesday, January 21, 2015, in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He was born March 2, 1943 in Zenoria to the union of his parents, Gordon G.
Ganey and Bernice Stoneman Ganey. Al retired after 20 years of service in the U.S. Army as a 1st Sergeant, had served overseas and was wounded as a member of the Special Forces and received a Purple Heart in
Vietnam. He entered into the military as a young man of 17 and retired as a disabled veteran at the age of 38. He followed his military service by obtaining Bachelor of Arts degrees from Regis University in Computer
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Acie H. Murry

Acie H. Murry, Jr., 91, of Jonesville, passed from this life on Wednesday, January 28, 2015, in the LaSalle General  Hospital of Jena. He was born August 21, 1923 to the union of his parents, Acie Murry, Sr. and Ione 
Thompson Murry. Acie proudly served his country in the United States Navy with the 301st Seabee Battalion. He was a veteran of World War II, Pacific Theatre. During his working life, he  was the owner and operator of his own service repair company in Jonesville, but served many customers in the La- Salle Parish area. He was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in the Sandy Lake Community of Catahoula Parish, a member of the Eastern Star and was on the Board and a volunteer for the American Red Cross. Acie was a 32nd degree Mason, a Shriner and past Master of Jonesville Four Rivers Lodge. He was a great storyteller and a loving father,
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Larry Don Roberts

Larry Don Roberts, 67, a native of Jena, passed from this life early Monday  morning, January 26, 2015, in New Orleans. He was born July 30,  1947 to the union of James D. “J.D.” and Matilda Roberts of Jena. The Roberts 
family operated Jena Auto Company for many years. As of press time on Monday, arrangements were incomplete but will be announced at a later time. 
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Leona Madelene Rogers

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Earl Victor Ramsey, Jr.

Earl Victor Ramsey, Jr., 89, of Canfield, Ohio, and a native of Urania, passed from this life on Tuesday, January 6, 2015. Earl was born March  3, 1925 in Urania, a son of the late Earl Victor and Mamie Ann Ramsey, Sr. He was  a disabled World War II Veteran having served his country in the U.S. Army from 1943-1946. Earl worked for General Motors for 33 years, starting his career with General Motors at the Baltimore, Maryland Chevrolet Plant . He
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Bobby Joe Brazzell

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Mary Virginia Townsend

Mary Virginia Townsend, 90, of Harrisonburg, passed from this life on Sunday, January 18, 2015, at Plantation Oaks Nursing Home in Wisner. She was born Jan. 20, 1924 in Harrisonburg to the union of Clarence and Leslie
Jones Coker. Mrs. Townsend was a homemaker. Services were held at 10 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 22, at Rosin Creek Pentecostal Church with the Revs. A. J. Kimball, David Bailey and Ernie Reeves officiating. Interment followed in the Siloam Cemetery in Aimwell under direction of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena. She was preceded in death by her husband, Al B. Townsend; son, A. W. Townsend; daughter, Marie Edwards; and her parents.
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Josephine Elizabeth Breland

Josephine Elizabeth Breland, 89, of Jena, passed from this life on Monday, January 19, 2015, at Hardtner Medical Center in Urania. She was born September 17, 1925 in Poplarville, Mississippi, to the union of her parents, Monroe and Nettie Smith Breland. Mrs. Breland was a homemaker. Services were held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 21, at Magnolia Baptist Church near Nebo with Rev. Mark Breland officiating. Interment followed in the
Magnolia Cemetery under direction of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena. She was preceded in death by her husband, Willie Rawlins Breland; son, Nelson Sanders; daughters, Shirley Jo Buckalew, Daisy Sanders,
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Dovie “Kay” McCarver

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