Obituaries

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Audrey Banes

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Maxine Elizabeth Humble Cagle

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Cleo Beth Coon Cooper

Cleo Beth Coon Cooper, 77, of Jonesville, passed from this life on Sunday, February 22, 2015, at her residence. She was born July 22, 1937 in Jena to the union of her parents, Arthur “Sox” and Mildred “Dimple” Smith Coon.
Mrs. Cooper was a paraprofessional in the Catahoula Parish School System. Services were held at 10 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 24, at Pritchard Baptist Church with the Revs. Terry Doughty and Donald Lemons officiating,
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Mila Griffin

Mila Griffin, age 2, of Monroe, entered eternal rest on Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at St. Francis Hospital in Monroe. She was born December 21, 2012. Services were held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, February 21, 2015 in the chapel of Rush Funeral Home, Pineville with the Revs. David Hutchinson,  Terry Clark and Greg Griffin officiating. Interment followed at Floyd Clark Cemetery in Turkey Creek, under the direction of Rush Funeral Home
in Pineville. Those left to cherish her memory include: her parents, Robert Griffin and Allison Clark of Monroe; maternal grandparents, R. D. and Earlene Clark of Jena; paternal grandmother, Beverly Griffin of Monroe; paternal great grandmother, Alma Griffin of Monroe; one sister, Cali Rose Griffin of Monroe, Louisiana. Also, Mila is loved and will be missed by many aunts, uncles and cousins
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Louise Barron Kelly

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Charles Renard Calhoun

Charles Renard Calhoun, 60, of Trout, passed from this life on Saturday, February 21, 2015, at his residence in Trout. He was born February 17, 1955 in Columbia to the union of his parents, Earley Elton and Mildred Stapleton Calhoun. Charles was a self-employed carpenter by trade, and was a veteran of the United States Air Force, having served five years before being honorably discharged. A memorial service will be held at a later date with arrangements by Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena. He was preceded in death by his parents; and two sisters, Margie Calhoun Rhinewalt and Johnny Calhoun Shaw. Survivors include his wife, Debra Valdez Calhoun; son, Charles “Chad” Renard Calhoun, Jr.; and daughter, Angela Lane Calhoun Carpenter, all of Trout; brother, Elton Earley Calhoun of Victoria, TX; sisters, Ann Calhoun Lunsford of Winnfield, Hilda Calhoun Holland of Yazoo 
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Dalton Ourso

Dalton Ourso, 64, of Harrisonburg, passed from this life on Friday, February 20, 2015. Services will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 25, in the chapel of Young’s Funeral Home in Ferriday. Interment will follow in Highland Park Cemetery in Sicily Island under direction of Young’s Funeral Home of Ferriday.
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Ronald Gene Thompson

Ronald Gene Thompson, 57, of Jena, passed from this life on Friday, February 20, 2015, at Colfax Reunion Nursing and Rehab Center in Colfax. He was born September 28, 1957 in Pascagoula, Mississippi, and was a musician. Services were held at 2 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 22, in the chapel of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena with Rev. Joey Paul officiating. Interment followed in the Pine Grove Cemetery at Rhinehart under direction
of Hixson Brothers, Inc. of Jena. He was preceded in death by his mother, Gladys Joan Gary Thompson. Survivors include his daughter, Alexandra Ray Thompson of Fishers, IN; sons, Micah Thompson of Fishers, IN, Ronnie Zurbriggen of Scott City, MO, and Dustin Zurbriggen of Cape Girardeau, MO; father, Gene Thompson of Jena; sisters, Kathy Garsee of Jena and Laurie Williams of Dallas, TX; and brother, Gary Wade Thompson of Carencro.
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Enid Celestia Barrett Powell

Enid Celestia Barrett Powell, 96, of Jena, was received into Heaven on Sunday, February 15, 2015. She was born Tuesday, April 23, 1918 in Jena to the union of her parents, William Luther “Buck” Barrett, Sr. and Lydia Jane “Jennie” Jackson Barrett. Services were held at 11 a.m., Friday, Feb. 20, in the chapel of Kinner and Stevens Funeral Home in Jena with Rev. Dominick DiCarlo officiating. Interment followed in Hair Cemetery of Jena under direction of Kinner and Stevens, Inc. of Jena. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband of 60 years, Vernon F. Powell; son, Ronnie Powell; two brothers, John Barrett and William Barrett, Jr.; three sisters, Nadie
Barrett, Dorcas Causey and Janealee Barrett; and grandson, David Dabel and his mother, Joan Kronholm Powell.Survivors include two sons, Paul Powell of New Orleans  and Larry Powell of Jacksonville, FL; daughter, Kathy
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Betty Loraine Roberts

Betty Loraine Roberts, 75, of the Midway Community, passed from this life on Wednesday, February 18, 2015, at her residence. She was born December 19, 1939 in Alexandria to the union of her parents, Isaac David and Beatrice Alpha Collins Thompson. Mrs. Roberts was a homemaker. Services were held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 21, in the chapel of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena with the Revs. Jerry Wilson and Denver McBroom officiating. Interment followed in the Hurricane Creek Cemetery under direction of Hixson Brothers, Inc. of Jena. Survivors include three daughters, Deborah Diane Roberts of Lafayette, D’Juana Beatrice Roberts and Delores
Ann Almond, both of Jena; a son, David Earl Roberts of St. Francisville; two sisters, JoAnn Boyd of Jena and Mary Sue Miller of Rogers; ten grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Pallbearers were Byron Nugent, Shelton Nugent, David Richerson, Danny Boyd, Craig Boyd, and Leland Nobles.  

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