Obituaries

Tue
02
Sep

Marguerite Elizabeth Chevallier

Marguerite Elizabeth Chevallier, 83, of the Mt. Sinai Community near Jena, passed from this life on Tuesday, August 26, 2014, at the LaSalle General Hospital of Jena.  She was born October 13, 1930 in Trout to the union of her parents, Oscar and Irma Francis McCartney. Mrs. Chevallier was a homemaker.  Services were held at 10 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 28, in the chapel of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena with Rev. Bill Robertson and Brother Jack Zeagler officiating. Interment followed in the Mt. Sinai Cemetery under direction of Hixson Brothers, Inc. of Jena. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband,  Mike W. Chevallier; and sister, Eula Cummings. Survivors include her sister, Rheta Denton and husband Billy of the Mt. Sinai Community. Pallbearers were Terry Knapp, Allen Craig, Mickey Cockerham, Clyde Crooks, Jackie Cockerham, and Terry Clark
Tue
02
Sep

Rex Leonard Powell

Rex Leonard Powell, 63, of Jena, passed away suddenly Monday morning, September 1, 2014, at his home in Jena. Rex will be remembered in his early years as a radio  disc-jockey on KCKW-AM radio station in Jena before it became KJNA, and later was employed as a LaSalle Parish Deputy Sheriff. Rex retired after a successful career with the Louisiana Office of Probation and Parole. He and his wife, Cynthia, resided just off Reeves Road in Jena.
Funeral arrangements were incomplete at press time Monday, but will be announced by Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena  
Tue
02
Sep

James G. Esters

Tue
02
Sep

Vera Garrett Rankin

Vera Garrett Rankin, 92, of Columbia, passed from this life on Monday, August 25, 2014, at her residence. She was born November 17, 1921 to the union of her parents, Stewart and Fannie Holcomb Garrett. Services were held at 2 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 28, from the sanctuary of Apostolic Pentecostal Church in Olla with Rev. Donnie Boney and Brother Allen Hatten officiating. Interment followed in the Welcome Home Cemetery, east of Grayson, under direction of Riser Funeral Home of Columbia/Olla. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Rollie Rankin; son, Shelby Rankin; sister, Madie Linzy; brothers, Glen Garrett, Milton Garrett, James Garrett, and
Tue
02
Sep

Leo Larry Ryan

Leo Larry Ryan, 78, of Jonesville, passed from this life on Monday, August 25, 2014, at The Columns Community Care Center in Jonesville. He was born July 5, 1936  in Jonesville to the union of his parents, William Edward
and Lois Helen Mapp Ryan. Mr. Ryan and his wife, Linda, were married July 7, 1956 in Jefferson County, Mississippi. He was a member  of the Church of Christ and a self-employed truck driver by trade. Leo served his country in the United States Navy during the Korean Conflict. Services were held at 2 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 28, in the chapel of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena with  Rev. Don Tate officiating. Interment followed in the 
Tue
02
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 and was a retired offshore tool pusher for H & P Drilling Company. 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
Tue
02
Sep

Effie Lea Poole Roark

Effie Lea Poole Roark, 82, of Enterprise, passed from this life on Friday, August 29, 2014, in West Monroe following a lengthy illness. She was born January 5, 1932 in Enterprise. She was a retired nurses aide and a
member of the New Ouachita Baptist Church in Enterprise. Mrs. Roark was a very loving, kind, and gentle mother, grandmother, and friend. She was a devoted Christian woman who shared the gospel of Jesus with everyone she came in contact with. Services were held at 2 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 31, at New Ouachita Baptist Church in Enterprise with the Revs. Jeff Robinson and James King officiating. Interment followed in the  Rosefield Cemetery under direction of Riser Funeral Home of Columbia. She was preceded in death by her husband, Glenn Curtis Roark; baby boy, Donnie Glenn; sisters, Vivian Sledge, Verda Chapman, Viva Aarons,  and Mildred Morvan; and
Tue
26
Aug

Robert “Bob” Montgomery Butler

Robert “Bob” Montgomery Butler, 82, of Jena, was received into Heaven on Friday, August 22, 2014. He was born Friday,  March 25, 1932 in Jena to the union of his parents, Thomas Sim Butler and Hazel Montgomery Butler.
Bob owned and operated the first real estate business in Jena and took over the Butler Insurance Company from his parents, continuing in business for a total of 74 years.  He was a member of the Jena Kiwanis Club for over 40 years and served as Church Trustees Chairman and member of Nolley Memorial Methodist Church for many years. Services will be held at 2 p.m., Sunday, August 31, at Nolley United Methodist Church with Rev. Daniel Hixon officiating. Interment will follow in the Nolley Memorial Cemetery under direction of Kinner and Stevens Funeral Home of Jena. He was preceded in death  by his parents, and a sister, Katherine “Kaki” McKelvey.
Tue
26
Aug

Boncile Crews

Boncile Crews, 89, of Monroe, passed from this life on Wednesday, August 20, 2014, at the Avalon Nursing Home in Monroe. She was born April 1, 1925 to the union of her parents, Herbert and Lydia Pierce Cooper.
Tue
26
Aug

Lewis Ray Hicks

Lewis Ray Hicks, 69, of Georgetown, passed from this life on Monday, August 18, 2014, at his residence after a lengthy illness.  He was a resident of Georgetown for 15 years and was a Christian, a loving father, and a wonderful grandfather. Services were held at 3 p.m., Saturday, August 23, at Magnolia Funeral Home in Alexandria with Rev. Lamar Carpenter, pastor of Beulah Baptist Church, officiating. He was preceded in death by his mother and father, sisters, Helen Hale, Faye Holland, Mattie Thomas, and Jean Vreaux, and a brother, David Hicks. Survivors include three  children, Tonjha Hicks, Josh Hicks, and Jonathan Hicks; six grandchildren, Jeremy,
Julius, Jakob, Taylor, Jerik, and Jaxon; six great grandchildren, Lilith, Jamison, Jayden, Olivia, Trinity, and Jeremy, Jr.; and his ex-wife, Pat Hicks.  

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