Obituaries

Tue
08
Jul

W. A. “Pee Wee” Johnson

Tue
08
Jul

Rhonda Jackson Windham

Rhonda Jackson Windham, 43, of Olla, passed from this life on Monday, June 30, 2014, at the Rapides Regional Medical Center in Alexandria.  She was born October 27, 1970 in Urania to David and Ruby Peppers Jackson.
Tue
01
Jul

Bertha Sandiferd McDaniel

Bertha Sandiferd McDaniel, 86, of Jena, passed from this life on Saturday, June 28, 2014 at her residence. She was born September  16, 1927 in Jena to the union of her parents, Roy Martin and Leonia McLawchlin Sandiferd. Mrs. McDaniel worked as a receptionist for Dr. Doughty and Dr. Campbell in Jena for many years. Services were held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, July 1, in the chapel of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena with Rev. Mike Russell officiating. Interment followed in the Woodland Cemetery, east of Jena, under direction of Hixson Brothers, Inc. of Jena. She was preceded in death by her parents, and husband, Norvin McDaniel, Sr. Survivors include one son, Norvin McDaniel, Jr. and wife Mikki of Jena; one daughter, Jean McDaniel Coatar of Crete, IL; brother, Johnny Martin Sandiferd of Elton; and grandchildren, Chad McDaniel and Chandra McDaniel. Pallbearers were Clifford
Sharp, John Joy, Joe Paul Coleman, Chad Wilbanks, Doyle Bignar, and Billy Doughty.
Tue
24
Jun

Theresa Belote

Theresa Belote, 92, of Jena, passed from this life on Tuesday, June 17, 2014, in West Monroe. She was born December 8, 1921 in Coplay, PA to the  union of her parents, Frank and Karoline Myers Potzman. Her family migrated from Austria and settled in Eastern Pennsylvania in 1913. Mrs. Belote was a homemaker  and was dedicated to her children. Services were held at 11 a.m., Saturday, June 21, in the chapel of Hixson Brothers
Tue
24
Jun

Ruth Loe Onellion

Ruth Loe Onellion, 80, of Jena, and formerly of Alexandria, passed from this life on Friday, June 20, 2014, at the LaSalle Nursing Home of Jena. Mrs. Onellion was born March 3, 1934 in Bienville. She was a member of
Horseshoe United Methodist Church in Alexandria. An educator recognized for her excellence and dedication to teaching, she taught in LaSalle, Grant, Winn, and retired in Rapides Parish. She was a member of The
Tue
24
Jun

Shad Donald Proffer

Shad Donald Proffer, 40, of Pollock, and formerly of Olla, passed from this life on Monday, June 16, 2014, at his residence following a long battle with Type I diabetes. He was born February 24, 1974 in Alexandria to the 
Tue
24
Jun

Billy E. Richardson

Billy E. Richardson, 82, of Jena, passed from this life on Saturday, June 21, 2014, at LaSalle General Hospital of Jena. He was born September 20, 1931 in Jena to the union of his parents, Theodore Augustus and Annie Ethel Beaubouef Richardson. Billy owned and operated Southside Service Station in Jena for 43 years. He was a loving husband for 60 years, devoted Dad, who loved his family, his grand babies and  great grand babies.
He enjoyed the outdoors, especially while hunting in the Aimwell hills. He believed in hard work, was a friend to all and loved the Lord. Billy was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church for 25  years, and served his country
in the United States Air Force. Services were held at 10 a.m., Monday, June 23, in the chapel of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena with Rev. Randy Ray officiating. Interment followed in the  Woodland Cemetery, east
Tue
24
Jun

Velma Olive Yule Blasingame

Velma Olive Yule Blasingame, 89, of Jena, was received into Heaven on Thursday, June 19, 2014. She was born Wednesday, November 12, 1924 in LaSalle Parish to the union of James  Wilson and Nancy Leonie Bignar
Yule. Services were held at 2 p.m., Saturday, June 21, in the chapel of Kinner and Stevens Funeral Home in Jena with the Revs. William Harvey  Blasingame, Jr. and Mellanie Hulsey officiating. Interment followed in the
Nebo Cemetery at Nebo under direction of Kinner and Stevens, Inc. of Jena. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband,  William “Windy” Harvey Blasingame, Sr., and two sons, James Carter “Bo” Blasingame
and Don Roy Blasingame. Survivors include one daughter, Harvie L. Blasingame Holtan and husband Roger of Sandy, UT; four  sons, William H. Blasingame, Jr. and wife Glenda of Trout, Travis Yule Blasingame, Micah
Tue
17
Jun

Shawna Kay Cockerham

Shawna Kay Cockerham, 43, of Tullos, passed from this life on Sunday, June 8, 2014, in Shreveport. She was born December 15, 1970 in Alexandria to the union of her parents, Huey Paul and Georgia Marie Boyd 
Lizana. Shawna was a homemaker. Services were held at 10 a.m., Thursday, June 12, at First Baptist Church in Tullos with Rev. George Treutlein officiating.  Interment followed in the New Union Cemetery, just north of Tullos, under direction of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena. She was preceded in death by her father. Survivors include her husband, Scott Cockerham; son, Patrick Scott Cockerham; daughter, Hailey Brooke Cockerham; and mother, Marie Boyd Lizana, all of Tullos; and a sister, Kimberly Draughn of Portlavaca, TX. Pallbearers were Shelby Loe, II, Ryan Ethridge, Willie Howell, Jr., Kevin Howell, Joe Todd Cook, and Terry  Lincecum. Honorary pallbearers were Matthew Draughn, Justin Draughn, Bobby Joe LaCroix, and Gage Howell
Tue
17
Jun

James Melvin “Red” Shadow

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