Obituaries

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Gayle Meredith

Gayle Perot Meredith, 62, of Olla, passed from this life on Monday, February 22, 2016, at the Grace Home in Alexandria. Gayle was owner and manager of Alkie’s in Olla. Services were held at 1 p.m., Friday, Feb. 26, at Olla Pentecostal Church with the Revs. Elsie Ray Johnson and Jonathan Crist officiating. Interment followed at Perot Family Cemetery near Grayson, under the direction of Magnolia Funeral Home of Alexandria. She was preceded in death by her father, Lee Roy Perot; step-mother, Iva Ruth Perot; and sisters, Barbara Hunt, Phyllis Stowe and Peggy Cockerham.

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Linda June Coleman

Linda June Horn Coleman, 74, of Jena, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, February 24, 2016 in Alexandria. She was born on Monday March 31, 1941 in Owensboro, Kentucky to the union of Junius and James (Roberts) Horn. Services were held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 27, in the chapel of Kinner and Stevens Funeral Home of Jena with the Rev. Jimmy Keene officiating. Interment followed in the Woodland Cemetery of Jena under direction of Kinner and Stevens Funeral Home of Jena. She was preceded in death by her husband, Warren D. Coleman, Sr.: her parents; two sisters, Maxine Kerr and Betty Walker; and three brothers, Eugene Horn, Harold Horn, and Louis Horn.

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Cindy Speaks Wilkins

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Ronnie Gene Wiggins

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Juanita Berry Owens

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Doyle Eugene Joiner

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Carter Glenn Jackson

Infant Carter Glenn Jackson passed away at UMBT Health Center in Galveston, Texas, on Tuesday, June 2, 2015. A dove release was done on June 16, 2015, at 11:22 a.m. in Orange, Texas. Survivors include Trully Ann Butler and Jonathan Jackson, formerly of Jena; a sister, Bentley Jackson of Orange, TX; maternal grandparents, Kristina Cohran and Albert L. Smith; and paternal grandparents, Kristy and Curtis Jackson.
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Ruby Earline Cater

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Donna Loper

Donna Loper, 74, of Jena, passed from this life on Tuesday, February 9, 2016 in Alexandria. She was born May 13, 1941 in Alexandria. Donna retired as a mortgage processor and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Jena, and former member of Highland Baptist Church of West Monroe. Services were held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 13, at Highland Baptist Church in West Monroe with the Revs. Skip Dean and Dominick Di- Carlo officiating. She was preceded in death by her husband, Johny Loper in February of 2011; and a brother, Ronald J. Collins. Survivors include her son, John Loper and wife Martha; daughter, Donna Annette Howland and husband Paul; grandchildren, Mark Waltermire, Austin Loper, Miranda Howland, and Veronica Howland; adopted granddaughter, Margaret Coker and Paul; great grandchildren, Mark and Marissa Waltermire; adopted great-grandchildren, Cheyenne and Cherokee Coker; and a brother, Donald R. Collins.

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Joie Maria Thompson Sevene

Joie Maria Thompson Sevene, 57, of Dodson, and a native of Olla, passed from this life on Thursday, February 11, 2016. She was born Saturday, September 6, 1958 in Olla to the union of her parents, Mack and Carolina Milton Thompson. Memorial services were held at 3 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 13, at Dodson Assembly of God Church in Dodson with the Revs. Gary Robertson and Arthur Robinson officiating. She was preceded in death by her mother, Carolina Milton Thompson; son-in-law, Tony McDow; and mother-in-law, Joetta Sevene Caskey. Survivors include her husband, Paul Sevene of Dodson; daughters, Emily McDavid and husband Lynn, and Liza McDow; father, Mack Thompson; and grandchildren, Serina, Grayce and Hanna McDavid, and Joshua “Willy” and Matthew McDow.  

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