Obituaries

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Mary Jane Reeves

Mary Jane Crouch Reeves, 78, of Clarks, Louisiana passed away on Thursday, July 7, 2016, in Jena. She was born Tuesday, November 23, 1937 in Monterey, to the union of Kory Albert and Mahalie “Herron” Crouch. Services were held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, July 12, in the chapel of Kinner and Stevens Funeral Home in Jena with Bro. Jim McKeithen officiating. Interment followed in the Wilbanks Cemetery near Summerville under direction of Kinner and Stevens, Inc. of Jena. She was preceded in death by her husband, Armin Andrew Reeves; her parents; brothers, Jimmy Lee Crouch, Kory Albert Crouch, Jr., Wayne Nelson Crouch, Don Houston Crouch, and Roswell Crouch; and one grandson, Charles Andrew Reeves. Survivors include her son, Andrew Reeves of Summerville; daughter, Estella Simons and husband James of Tullos; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were Jeremy Hutzler, Jeff Young, Joe Young, Edwin Jones, Nolan Goodman, and Jimmy Helton.

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Dorothy Thompson

Dorothy Thompson, 88, of Olla, passed from this life on Wednesday, July 6, 2016, at Forest Manor Nursing Home in Covington. She was born August 13, 1927 in Forest, LA to the union 00of her parents, Alice 0Richey and Lynton Osborn Hester, and was 0raised by her mother and step-father, James Virgil Brown. 0Mrs. Thompson was an active member of First Baptist Church of Olla, served as treasurer for the Olla Cemetery Board for 29 years, and was a member of Eastern Star and Hardtner Medical Center Auxillary. Family was her top priority, and she was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and daughter. She treasured her family and her friends. Services were held at 2 p.m., Saturday, July 9, from the chapel of Riser Funeral Home in Olla with Dr. Jay Johnston officiating. Interment followed in the Olla Cemetery under direction of Riser Funeral Home of Olla. She was preceded in death by her parents; and her husband of 52 years, Dr. Bryant Whitfield Thompson, Jr.

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Wanda Boyett Zoller

Wanda Boyett Zoller, 67, of Olla, passed from this life on Tuesday, July 5, 2016, at her residence in Olla. She was born December 14, 1948 in Urania to the union of her parents, James William and Myrtle Robinson Boyett. Wanda was a retired store clerk who was a friend to all who came in contact with her as she was a people person. She enjoyed plants and animals. Wanda was a loving mother, grandmother and friend. Services were held at 2 p.m., Friday, July 8, from the chapel of Riser Funeral Home in Olla with Rev. Greg Dunn and Evelyn Thompson officiating. Interment followed in the Urania Cemetery in Urania under direction of Riser Funeral Home of Olla. She was preceded in death by her parents; three sisters:, Patricia Ann Bradford, Linda Kay Woodruff and Debbie Allen; and the father of her children, Sammy Joe King.

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Lauren Everly McDowell

Lauren Everly McDowell was received into Heaven on Wednesday, June, 22, 2016. She was born to her parents, Jessica Lindsey Hooter and Zackary Levi McDowell, on Wednesday, 22, 2016 in Alexandria. Graveside services were held at 2 p.m., Sunday, June 26, at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church Cemetery near Jena with Rev. Scotty McDowell officiating. Arrangements were under direction of Kinner and Stevens Funeral Home of Jena. Those left to love her are her parents; one brother, Jackson Reed Scroggs; maternal grandparents, Clifford and Jackie Hooter; paternal grandparents, Rev. Scotty and Terry McDowell; uncle Jake and aunt Daisy Hooter; aunt Adrian and uncle James Cripps; one cousin, Anna Clare Hooter; and maternal great grandmother, Anna Hooter. Zackary McDowell served as pallbearer.
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Marjorie Clark Leonard

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DeWitt C. Guin

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Kenneth Ray Cline

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Steven Douglas Barker

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Joshua Proffer

Joshua Lee Proffer, 28, of Olla, passed away Saturday, June 25, 2016, in a traffic accident on LA 500 in the Searcy Community. Services will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, July 1, at Beulah Baptist Church near Georgetown with Rev. Lamar Carpenter officiating. Interment will follow in the Perot Family Cemetery near Grayson under direction of Magnolia Funeral Home of Alexandria. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Lee Roy Perot; grandmother, Iva Ruth Lane Perot; grandfather, Floyd Edward Proffer; grandmother, Betty Jane Sanders Proffer; father, Andy Lee Proffer; aunts, Peggy Cockerham, Phyllis Stowe, Barbara Hunt, and Gayle Meredith. Survivors include his son, Andy Lane Proffer; mother, Tammy Kay Perot; stepfather, Keith Carter; sister, Iva Daniell Perot; and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Pallbearers will be Darrel Proffer, Billy Rials, Jr., brother-in-law Josh Luther and friends Josh McBroom, Shawn Keen and Gerald Brouillette.

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Helen Kathleen Jones

Helen Kathleen Robertson Jones, 88, of Trout, passed from this life on Sunday, June 26, 2016 at her residence. She was born Sunday, May 27, 1928 in Jena to the union of her parents, William Robertson and the late Jennie Boyd Robertson. Services were held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, June 28, at Mt. Sinai Baptist Church with the Revs. Byron Norris and Denver McBroom officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery under direction of Kinner and Stevens Funeral Home of Jena. She was also predeceased by her parents, and her husband of 41 years, Cecil “Skipper” Jones. Survivors include two sons, Dewey “Dee” Jones and wife Dianna Kaye, and Larry Jones and wife Angel, all of Trout; one brother, David “Cowboy” Robertson and wife Carol of Jena; six grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. Pallbearers were Daniel Jones, Adam Jones, Ryan Scales, David Francis, Weston Francis and Joe Jones.

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