Linda Mason Whatley, 69, of Jena, passed from this life on Saturday, October 12, 2013 at the LaSalle Nursing Home of Jena. She was born October 26, 1943 in Jena to the union of her parents, Orville Jay and Myrtle Williams Randall. Linda was a homemaker. Services were held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 15, in the chapel of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena with Rev. Clark Palmer officiating. Interment followed in the Randall Cemetery under direction of Hixson Brothers, Inc. of Jena. She was preceded in death by her parents; and a daughter, Vonda K. Weems. Survivors include her husband, James “Melvin” Whatley of Jena; one son, Richard Terral and wife Angie of Nebo; a sister, Virginia Moore of Tioga; and two granddaughters, Sarah Davis of Nebo, and Brandy Bruce of Ball. Pallbearers were David Moore, Kyle Moore, Johnny Sikes, Paul Smith, and James Francis.