Obituaries

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James “Duck” Cagle

James “Duck” Cagle, 65, of Jonesville, passed from this life on Sunday, July 10, 2016, at his residence. Services will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, July 14, at Patton Baptist Church of Jonesville with the  Revs. Juan McClure and Chad Franklin officiating. Interment will followed in the Heard Cemetery of Manifest under direction of Magnolia Funeral Home of Alexandria. Visitation will be from 6 p.m., Wednesday, July 13, until time of service on Thursday at the church. He was preceded in death by his father, Jesse A. Cagle; brother, Jesse “Wayne” Cagle; mother- in-law, Gloria Bell Morris; brother-in-law, David E. Bryant; nephews, Michael Wayne Cagle and Logan Dewayne Mills; cousins and special friends. Survivors include his wife, Helen Cagle; mother, Lillie Mae Cagle; daughter, Kimberly Denise Cagle; son, Timothy “Bubba” James Cagle; grandchildren, Lily Denise Cagle, Holly Elizabeth Cagle, Timothy James Cagle, Jr., Paige Humble, Cody Stephens and Cameron Taunton; and sisters, Ruby J.

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John A. Duke

Alexander Duke, 84, of Baytown, Texas, and a native of LaSalle Parish, passed from this life on Friday, July 1, 2016. He was born March 14, 1932 at home on Hurricane Creek in White Sulphur Springs, to the union of his parents, Robert Isaac and Mary Lou Duke. He has been a resident of Baytown, TX for more than 40 years. John has spent many years humbly serving The Lord, ministering to others and praying for those in need. John was ordained as a minister in 2006. He was a member of Prevailing Faith Church in Pasadena, Texas and Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas. It was not unusual to run into him at various places around town. He enjoyed visiting with friends. His hobbies included dancing and fitness. He was a member of the VFW and The American Legion. Following his graduation from Jena High School, John was drafted into the US Army where he served in the Bikini and Marshal Islands specializing in atomic and nuclear testing.

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Ludy Kaye Henry

Ludy Kaye Cahoon Henry, 64, of Jena, passed from this life on Thursday, June 30, 2016, in Urania. She was born Sunday, October 11, 1951, in Lake City, Arkansas, to the union of Leroy and the late Verona Meeks Cahoon. Graveside services were held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, July 5, in the Jena Cemetery with Rev. Terry Doughty officiating.  Interment followed under the direction of Kinner and Stevens Funeral Home of Jena. She was preceded in death by a son, Tony Edwards; her mother; and a step-son, Lane Henry. Survivors include one son, Steven Mac Henry and wife Meagan; daughter, Kerry Lynn Edwards Barrett and husband John Allen, all of Jena; step daughter, Carrie Jeane Henry Humphries and husband DeWayne; her father, Leroy Cahoon of Jena; and two brothers, Elton Cahoon and wife Deborah of Jena and Delton Cahoon and wife Brenda of Black Oak, AR. Pallbearers were Tony Dupuis, Brian Dupuis, Robert Pritchard, Lester Crooks, Bruce Henry and Geoffrey Rachuba.

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Charles Huntsberry

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JoAnn Corley

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Oadis Lee Gann

Oadis Lee Gann, 90, of Jonesville, passed from this life on Saturday, July 9, 2016, at his residence. He was born June 11, 1926 in Harrisburg, Arkansas, to the union of his parents, Joe and Belle Vincent Gann. Mr. Gann was a farmer and welder. He loved his family, hunting and fishing, as well as politics. Services were held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, July 12, in the chapel of Hixson Brothers Funeral0 Home of Jena with the Revs. Roger Baker and Jim Mannon officiating. Interment followed in the Heard Cemetery of Manifest under direction of Hixson Brothers, Inc. of Jena. He was preceded in death by parents; son, Rocky Gann; sisters, Hazel Johnson and Fannie Moore; brothers, Clyde Gann, Bill Gann and Johnny Gann. Survivors include his wife, Betty L. Gann of Jonesville; sons, Terry Gann of Jonesville and Scotty Gann and wife June of Jena; brother, Lawrence Gann of Jonesboro, AR.; grandchildren, Scotty Gann, Jr. and wife Elizabeth of Columbus, GA.

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Marie Alton Tillar

Marie Alton Jackson Tillar, 98, of Jena, passed from this life on Tuesday, July 5, 2016, in her residence. She was born Friday, September 21, 1917 in Aimwell, to the union of William and Beulah Robertson Jackson. Services were held at 10 a.m., Thursday, July 7, in the chapel of Kinner and Stevens Funeral Home of Jena with Rev. Ronnie Tarver officiating. Interment followed in the Mt. Zion Cemetery of Aimwell under direction of Kinner and Stevens, Inc. of Jena. She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Eugene Tillar; daughter, Hallie M Lonidier; grandson, David Tillar; great-grandson, Adam Lonidier; two brothers, Grady Jackson and Harvey Jackson; seven sisters, Lottie Wyant, Ruth Andrews, Lucy Garrett, Floy Russell, Gracie Lanier, Flora Lanier and Clarice Jackson; and a son-in-law, Ray Girlinghouse.

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Mary ‘Leona’ Stewart

Mary Emma “Leona” Eubanks Fairbanks Stewart, 85, of West Monroe, passed from this life on Thursday, July 7, 2016, with her loving daughter, Judy Fairbanks Jones Cameron by her side. She was born February 5, 1931 to the union of her parents, Hattie and Roy C. Eubanks. Miss Mary help to raise her brothers and sisters. She mothered many others with her love as she cooked for many on numerous boats and barges on the river with her brothers. She shared her love for gardening and playing cards with family and friends. She faithfully served with her first husband, Rev. Douglas Usher Fairbanks, of the Pentecostal Faith. Services were held at 3 p.m., Monday, July 11, in the chapel of Riser Funeral Home in Columbia. Burial followed in the Catahoula Cemetery at Enterprise under direction of Riser Funeral Home of Columbia. She was preceded in death by her parents; siblings, Berlene Nugent, Floyd C. Eubanks, Shirley Mason and Goldey Guice.

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Orval Ray Poole

Orval Ray Poole, 85, of Clarks, passed from this life on Sunday, July 3, 2016, at his residence following an extended illness. He was born February 20, 1931 at Enterprise to the union of his parents, Ezra Poole and Eunice McVay Poole. Orval served his 0country in the United States Air Force for four years and retired as a Game Warden with 0the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries. He was a member of the New Ouachita Baptist Church at0 0Enterprise. Services were held at 10 a.m., Tuesday, July 5, from the chapel of Riser Funeral Home in Columbia. Interment followed at the Rosefield Cemetery at Rosefield under direction of Riser Funeral Home of Columbia. He was preceded in death by his parents; his son, Ronnie Poole; his stepson, Charlie Mac Kyle; and two grandsons, Dylan Poole and Bobby Ray Harlow. He was the last remaining member of his family having been preceded in death by two sisters, Juanita Price and Johnnie Dale Moore and by two brothers, Clayton Poole and Malcomb Poole.

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Helen Louise Wiley

Helen Boudreaux Wiley, 84, of Harrisonburg, passed from this life on Monday, July 4, 2016, at the LaSalle General Hospital of Jena. She was born Wednesday, January 13, 1932, in Texas to the union of her parents, Charles and Nellie Landry Boudreaux. Mrs. Wiley was a resident of Harrisonburg and a member of Harrisonburg First Baptist Church. Services were held at 2 p.m., Thursday, July 7, at Harrisonburg First Baptist Church with the Revs. Jerry Price and Reid Terry officiating. Interment followed in the Harrisonburg Cemetery under direction of Young’s Funeral Home of Jonesville. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Robert “Bob” Wiley; brother, Ervin Boudreaux; and three sisters, Bernice Self, Jenell Kirkland and Ruth Trahan.

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