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Terry A. Turner

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Donald Stevenson

Donald Stevenson, 80, of Georgetown, entered eternal rest on Saturday, May 2, 2015, at his residence. Mr. Stevenson enjoyed a career working as a meat cutter in the grocery industry. He was an officer in the U. S. Navy and served his country with pride. He was a very loving husband, father, and grandfather, and was a great friend to those who knew him. Services were held at 4 p.m., Saturday, May 9, in the chapel of Gallagher Funeral Home of Ball with the Revs.
Greg Carroll and Brad Bunting officiating. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Phyllis A. Stevenson. Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Phyllis Stevenson of Georgetown; two daughters, Donna L. Bartley and husband Vince of Atlanta,
and Patty Laird and husband Rob of Olla; and seven grandchildren.
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Buster Eric Scroggs, Jr.

Buster Eric Scroggs, Jr., 62, of Jena, passed from this life on Tuesday, May 26, 2015, at his residence. He was born May 5, 1953 in Jena to the union of his parents, Buster Scroggs, Sr. and Annie White Scroggs. Buster was store manager
for Bell Supply and was recently elected store manager of the year for 2014. He was highly regarded by customers, vendors and fellow employees. He was also a cattleman and loved hauling hay. Buster was a Baptist by faith. Services were held at 2 p.m., Friday, May 29, in the chapel of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena with the Revs. Tommy Prince and Charlie Anderson officiating. Interment followed in the Jena Cemetery, east of Jena, under direction of Hixson
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Jack Cedric Platzer

Jack Cedric Platzer, 73, of Tullos, passed from this life on Friday, May 29, 2015, at his residence in Tullos. He was born September 1, 1941 in Vicksburg, Mississippi to the union of his parents, Robert Paul and Lena Mastinardi Platzer.
Jack was a retired U.S. Army Intelligence Officer, who served about 28 years in the military. He was one of the guest speakers at a Memorial Day program held in Tullos on Saturday, May 30, 2015. Survivors include his wife, Henrietta Spruell Platzer of Tullos; two sons, Michael Vines of Deville and Jeffery Vines of Vicksburg, MS; sisters, Kathy Poole of Pascagoula, MS and Lisa; nephew, William Matthew Poole of Lafayette; and six grandchildren.
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Sybil Louise Methvin

Sybil Louise Methvin, 67, of Jena, passed from this life on Monday, May 25, 2015 at the LaSalle General Hospital of Jena. She was born July 4, 1947 in Jena to the union of her parents, Fred Clayton Methvin and Nellie Rae Simpson Methvin. She was a member of Midway Baptist Church where she attended as her health would allow. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Survivors include two brothers, Fred Methvin and wife Margie of Monroe and Jerry Methvin of Bedford, NH; niece, Tracy Methvin Armstrong and husband Mark; nephew, David Methvin; great nieces, Mara, Emily, Shannon, Allison, and Katy; great nephew, David; great great nephew, Sebastien. Memorials may be made to the Foundation for Prader- Willi Research.
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Vance Charles Hays

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Floreine Davis Garner

Floreine Davis Garner, 96, of Montgomery, Alabama, and formerly of Olla, passed from this life on Saturday, May 23, 2015, at the Crowne Nursing Center in Montgomery following an extended illness. She was born September 18, 1918 at Greyberg, Texas, to the union of her parents, John Grover Davis and Vonie Laura Dorman Davis. Mrs. Garner spent the last 19 years in Montgomery, AL with her daughter and best friend and granddaughter, Bailey Lauren Clements,
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Ivalere Virginia Dotson

Ivalere Virginia Dotson, 83, of Jena, passed from this life on Saturday, May 30, 2015, at the LaSalle Nursing Home of Jena. She was born October 11, 1931 in Belah to the union of her parents, John Mancil and Nettie Beatrice Twiner White.  Mrs. Dotson was a homemaker. Services were held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, June 2, at the Whitehall Pentecostal Church with the Revs. Joey Paul and Leonard Wilson officiating. Interment followed in the Belah Cemetery in the Belah/ Fellowship Community under direction of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena. She was preceded in death by her parents; and her husband, Christopher Columbus “C.C.” Dotson. Survivors include three daughters, Shirley Mae Fleming
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Audrey Jean Cotton

Audrey Jean Cotton, 84, of Harrisonburg, passed from this life on Saturday, May 30, 2015, at the Rapides Regional Medical Center in Alexandria. She was born October 19, 1930 in Manifest to the union of her parents, Albert and Margert Massy Creel. Mrs. Cotton was a dedicated pastor’s wife. She was a church pianist who loved God and family and was always a witness to others. She was known to many as Mommy Cotton. Services were held at 4 p.m., Monday, June 1, in the chapel of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena with the Revs. Lloyd Trisler and Rickey Gresham officiating. Interment followed in the Heard Cemetery at Manifest under direction of Hixson Brothers, Inc. of Jena. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Rev. Edward “Ed” Cotton; and grandchild, Lee Edwards. Survivors include two daughters, Sarah Gresham and husband Mickey, and Margerette Tucker, all of Harrisonburg; son, Henry Cotton 
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Bobby Glenn Cotten

Bobby Glenn Cotten, 74, of Harrisonburg, passed from this life on Thursday, May 28, 2015, at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born on Sunday, December 22, 1940 in Harrisonburg to the union of his parents, Allen Butler Cotten and Hazel Floyd Cotten. Bobby proudly served his country in the United States Army. He was a lifelong carpenter and musician who loved life, his family and friends. Services were held at 1 p.m., Saturday, May 30, in the chapel of Young’s Funeral Home in Jonesville with Rev. Bill Cotten officiating. Interment followed in the Heard Cemetery near Manifest under direction of Young’s Funeral Home of Jonesville. He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers,

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