Obituaries

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Jeremy Chad Elliott

Jeremy Chad Elliott, 36, of Trout, passed from this life from injuries he received in a vehicle crash on Saturday, November 22, 2014, in Monterey. He was born May 30, 1978 in Urania. Jeremy was employed on a casing crew in the oilfield industry, and was a veteran of the United States Air Force. Services were held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 26, in the chapel of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena with Rev. Charlie Anderson officiating.
Interment followed in the Woodland Cemetery, east of Jena, under direction of Hixson Brothers, Inc. of Jena. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Vaund Elliott; and maternal grandparents, Ezra and Jane
Clark Chapman. Survivors include his companion, Tawny Aaron; daughter, Chloe; sons, Logan and Mason; parents, Dennis and Kathy Chapman Elliott; and paternal grandmother, Eula Elliott. Pallbearers were Kit Walker,
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Harlon Newman

Harlon Newman, 63, passed from this life on Tuesday, November 25, 2014, at Christus St. Frances Cabrini Hospital in Alexandria. He was born November 11, 1951 in Poplarville, Mississippi, to the union of his parents, Rosco and Ouida Mae Mitchell Newman. Harlon worked as a derrick hand in the oilfield industry. Services were held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 29, in the chapel of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena with William Prewitt officiating.
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Thomas Winnie Terrell

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Brian Keith Sellers

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Clyde Walker

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Chalmas Melton Tolbert

Chalmas Melton Tolbert, 89, passed from this earthly home to his heavenly home on Wednesday, November 26, 2014. There to greet him was his loving wife, Reba Marie Jones Tolbert, of 68 years. They are finally together
again, now for eternity. He was born September 29, 1925 at Trout, to the union of his parents, Marion and Leona Perry Tolbert. Chalmas was lovingly known to many as “Uncle Cham” or “Popie”. He was  a hardworking, Godly man who served his country overseas in World War II. In Europe during the war, he drove a medic truck and helped to  transport wounded soldiers. He worked hard all his life as a Dr. Pepper truckdriver, logger, factory worker 
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Quinton Vandrew Ganey

Quinton Vandrew Ganey, 81, of Prospect, and a native  of Jena, entered eternal rest on Sunday, November 16, 2014, at Rapides Regional Medical Center in Alexandria. He was born in LaSalle  Parish on February 24, 1933
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J. C. “Sonny” Gilbert

J. C. “Sonny” Gilbert, 92, of Sicily Island, passed from this life on Friday, November 21, 2014, at his home in Sicily Island. He was born March 6,  1922 to the union of Jess and Fannie Adams Gilbert. Sonny graduated from
Wisner High School and Northeast Junior College, now known as the University of Louisiana at Monroe, and attended LSU. During World War II, he left LSU to voluntarily enlist in the U.S. Army and served with a B-24 bomber
unit in England and Africa. After his military service, he settled in Sicily Island, married Barbara Jane Peck in 1946, and began his family business of farming, which he continued throughout his life. In 1956, he began a career
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Martha Ruth Moses Johnson

Martha Ruth Moses Johnson, 88, of Marseilles, Illinois, passed from this life on Friday, November 7, 2014, at Montclair Park Assisted Living Center, where she resided for  the last eight years. Prior to that, she lived in  Marseilles, IL for 58 years. She was born December 17, 1925 in Alden Bridge, LA to her parents, John and Lottie Moses. Martha became a Registered Nurse in 1946, graduating from Baylor Nursing School in Dallas, TX. She
married Jed Johnson in May of that year, and the couple moved to Roswell, NM, where Jed served in the U.S. Army Air Corps. In 1948 they moved to Marseilles, IL, where Jed practiced medicine for many years, and he and Martha reared five children. Martha earned $15 a month in the Cadet Nurse Corps in 1946, but most of her jobs after that were of the non-paying kind. She was an excellent cook, a gracious hostess, and a splendid nurse
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Billie Ray McKinney

Billie Ray McKinney, 84, of Jena, went to be with his Lord early Friday morning, November 14, 2014, from his home, following an extended illness.  He was born August 3, 1930 in Tullos to the union of his parents, Archie and Maggie Belle Morris McKinney. Bill was of the Baptist faith and a member of East Jena Baptist Church. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and a loyal friend to  many. He proudly served his country in the United States Navy. After his military service, Bill was employed for many years in the oilfield industry.  In the early 1970’s, he became a LaSalle Parish deputy sheriff, where he served for a dozen or so years. It was during this time 

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