Obituaries

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23
Sep

James “Malcolm” Terry

James “Malcolm” Terry, 66, of Harrisonburg, passed from this life on Wednesday, September 17, 2014, in Harrisonburg. He was born Nov. 9, 1947 in Monroe to the union of his parents, Juanita Terry and James Herbert Terry.
Malcolm was a member of First Baptist Church of Harrisonburg, where he served as a deacon and a Sunday school teacher. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army including one tour of duty in Vietnam. Mr. Terry was a retired school teacher and principal of Harrisonburg High School. Services were held at 10 a.m., Friday, Sept. 19, at the First Baptist Church in Harrisonburg with Rev. Cory Bruce, Dr. Rick Erwin, and Rev. Reid Terry officiating.
Interment followed in the Harrisonburg Cemetery under direction of Young’s Funeral Home of Jonesville. He was preceded in death by his mother, Juanita Joyce Terry. Survivors include his wife of 45 years, Kay McGee Terry
Tue
23
Sep

Rev. Mack Walker

Rev. Mack Walker, 85, of Jonesville, passed from this life on Wednesday, September 17, 2014, in Jonesville. He was born Wednesday, November 14, 1928 in Gilbert to the union of his parents, Charlie E. and Emmett Edwards
Walker. Bro. Mack was a pastor and evangelist for 57 years, conducting hundreds of revivals, baptisms, weddings, funerals and ordinations. He was a mentor and pastor to many. Some say he was a pastor’s pastor.
While working as the resident mortician in the late 1950”s and early 1960’s at Young’s Funeral Home in Jonesville, he answered the call to enter the ministry and accepted his first church at Acme, followed by Dunbarton,
Turkey Creek, Sycamore (24 years), Evangeline (interim), Pritchard, Mt. Nebo, and finally Larto Baptist Church  for the past 22 years), where he continued to preach until recently. He also served as Evangelism Director for the
Tue
16
Sep

Rev. Oscar Bradford

Rev. Oscar Bradford, 82, of Monroe, and formerly of Jena, was received into Heaven on Thursday, September 11, 2014. He was born on Tuesday, June 14, 1932 in Jena to the union of his parents, Andrew Kennon and Lillie Mae  Clark Bradford. Services were held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 13, in the chapel of Kinner and Stevens Funeral Home in Jena with the Revs. Johnny Funderburk, Warren Eckhardt, and Bobby Hoggat officiating. Interment followed in the Spring Ridge Cemetery near Aimwell under direction of Kinner and Stevens, Inc. of Jena. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Will Bradford and Eldridge Bradford; three sisters, Mildred Bradford White, Dorothy Bradford Vicknair, and Gladys Bradford Normand. Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Melba Rae Mc- Guffee Bradford; a daughter,  Dawn B. Bartlett; a son, Richard Bradford; two grandchildren, Whitney Sanson
Tue
16
Sep

Johnnie Fay Busby

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16
Sep

Michael Paul Vachula

Tue
09
Sep

Rex L. Powell

Rex L. Powell, 63, of Jena, passed from this life suddenly Monday morning, September 1, 2014, at his home in Jena. He was born July 9, 1951 in Urania to the union of his  parents, Jasper Stanley and Clara Mae Babcock Powell. Rex joined the staff at KCKW-AM radio in Jena as a disc jockey shortly after graduating from LaSalle High School. In the mid-1970’s, he became the Chief Criminal Investigator for the LaSalle Parish Sheriff’s Office.
In the early 1980’s, Rex was employed by the Louisiana Department of Corrections, from which he retired after 27 years of service. After his retirement, Rex was named to oversee the building of Richwood Corrections Center
Tue
09
Sep

Rosie Loraine Sanders Frazier

Rosie Loraine Sanders Frazier, 84, of Jena, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, September 3, 2014, in Urania. She was born Wednesday, Sept. 4, 1929 in Chatham,  to the union of her parents, Newton Paul and Luna Brown Sanders. “Rose”, as she was affectionately known by family and friends, was a homemaker. Graveside services were  held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 9, in the Jena Cemetery, just east of Jena, with Rev. Jimmy Keene officiating. Interment followed under direction of Kinner and Stevens Funeral Home of Jena. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Jesse B. Frazier; a son, John Roy Whitehead; and grandson, Stephen Lynn  Whitehead. Survivors include a grandson, Darryl Lane Whitehead, and four great grandchildren 
Tue
09
Sep

Rita Adams Smith

Rita Adams Smith, 86, of Monroe, passed from this life on Sunday, September 7, 2014, at her residence. She was born June 25, 1928 to the union of her parents, James and Emily Coon  Adams. Mrs. Smith and her late
husband, Jewel, owned and operated Smith’s Radio and TV in Jena for 40 years. She also worked in the business office of LaSalle General Hospital. A member of the Baptist faith, Mrs. Smith loved cooking. Services will be at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 10, in the chapel of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena with the Revs. Steve Proctor and Danny Proctor officiating. Interment will follow in the Tidwell Cemetery under direction of Hixson Brothers,
Tue
09
Sep

Harvey Joe Paul

Harvey Joe Paul, 79, of Nebo, passed from this life on Saturday, August 30, 2014, at his residence. He was born February 27, 1935 in Alexandria. Mr. Paul was a member of Shady Grove Pentecostal Church. Services were held at 10 a.m., Monday, September 1, 2014, at Shady Grove Pentecostal Church in Nebo with the Revs. Curtis Thornton, Dan Davis, and Emerson Sharp officiating. Interment followed in the Nebo Cemetery under direction of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena. Survivors include his wife, Barbara Sykes Paul of Jena; two sons, Ricky Paul of Alexandria and Joe Harvey Paul and wife Connie of Jena; daughter, Teresa Sharp and husband Emerson of Jena; 
Tue
09
Sep

Claude Kenneth Breithaupt

Claude Kenneth Breithaupt, 91, of Jena, was received into Heaven on Sunday, August 31, 2014, at Gulfside Hospice Center in Zephyrhills, Florida. He was born Thursday, August 2, 1923 in Shreveport to the union of Anthony
Isaac Breithaupt and Effie Estelle Venable Breithaupt. Services were held at 10 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 6, in the chapel of Kinner and Stevens Funeral Home of Jena with Rev. Amanda Carpenter officiating. Interment followed in the Nolley Memorial Cemetery in Jena under direction of Kinner and Stevens, Inc. of Jena. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 63 years, Lillie Mae Bradford Breithaupt; two sisters, Hazel Breithaupt Corley and
Evelyn Breithaupt Tarver. Survivors include two daughters, Kathy Bye Breithaupt Marsh and husband Stephen of Glendale, AZ, and Khristi Breithaupt Albright and husband Stephen of Thonotosassa, FL; and three grandchildren.

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