Obituaries

Tue
27
May

Jessie David Cox

Jessie David Cox, 65, of Tullos, passed from this life on Saturday, May 24, 2014. He was born June 18, 1948 in Tullos to the union of his parents, Jesse and Ruby Cox. Mr. Cox was a retired logger and a proud veteran of
the U.S. Army having served in the Vietnam conflict. He was a Purple Heart recipient. Services were held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, May 27, at the Cox-Guin Cemetery with Rev. Bobby McGuire officiating. Interment followed under direction of Southern Funeral Home of Winnfield. He is preceded in death by his parents and sisters, Evie Southall and Rachel Woods. Survivors include his wife of 43 years, Violet Catlin Cox; sons, John David Cox and
wife Stacey and Jedediah D. Cox; daughter, Amanda Cox, all of Tullos; grandchildren, Jerimiah Liles, Melany Grimm, Tyler Cox, Zane Cox, Houston Gentry, April Wilkerson and T.J. Wilkerson; sisters, Tishal Vail of Jena,
Tue
27
May

Esther Marie Phillips

Esther Marie Phillips, 89, of Jena, passed from this life on Saturday, May 24, 2014, at LaSalle General Hospital in Jena. She was born June 12, 1924 in Voth, Texas to the union of her parents, William Thomas and Cordelia Page Young. Mrs. Williams was a homemaker. She was of the Baptist faith. She was also a fanatic fan of all sports and loved to watch the Jena Giants, LSU  and the New Orleans Saintsand she also enjoyed playing any kind of card games. Services will be held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, May 28, from the chapel of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena with Rev. Johnnie Phillips and Mickey Hudnall officiating. Interment will follow in the Pollock Cemetery under direction of Hixson Brothers, Inc. of Jena. Visitation was held at the funeral home, Tuesday, May 27, 2014 and will continue Wednesday, May 28 from 8  a.m. until time of services. She is preceded in death
Tue
20
May

Billie Moses Boswell

Tue
20
May

Mary Lucy Felton Fulton

Mary Lucy Felton Fulton, 99, of Columbia, passed from this life on Tuesday, May 13, 2014, at the Hardtner Medical Center in Urania. She was born September 10, 1914 to the union of her parents, Zack and Nancy Felton.
A memorial service will be held at a later date   
 
 
Tue
20
May

Johnnie Belle Knighten Routon

Johnnie Belle Knighten Routon, 75, of Olla, passed from this life on Tuesday, May 13, 2014, at the Haven Nursing Center in Columbia Heights. She was born September 6, 1938 in Clarks to the union of her parents, Floyd and Bertha Knighten. Services were held at 10 a.m., Friday, May 16, at the chapel of Riser Funeral Home in Olla with Rev. Denver Mc- Broom officiating. Interment followed in the Olla Cemetery under direction of Riser Funeral Home of Olla. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Johnny Routon; brother, Floyd Knighten, Jr.; and a sister, Pearl Polk. Survivors include two sons, Tommy Routon and wife Janice of Clinton, and Mike Routon and wife Cherry of Olla; grandchildren, Drew Routon and wife Jennifer, and Kasta Perino; and two great grandchildren, Triston Perino and Sam Routon. Pallbearers were Randy Stott, Ricky Stott, Bull Barnhill, Warren Roshto, Steven McBroom, and Glynn Hardy.  
 
 
Tue
20
May

Dr. Rowena Spencer

Dr. Rowena Spencer, 91, of Alexandria, Virginia, passed from this life on Tuesday, May 13, 2014, in Alexandria, VA. She was born in Shreveport on July 3, 1922 to the union of Dr. Lewis Cass and  Alice Beatrice Smead Spencer. Dr. Spencer lived part of her younger life in the Nebo community. A private graveside service  was held Saturday, May 17, 2014, at Spencer Cemetery of Nebo, with Kinner and Stevens Funeral Home of Jena
being in charge of the service. Dr. Spencer graduated from LSU and earned a medical degree from John Hopkins University, where she was only one of four women in her class. She underwent further training in surgery and
Tue
20
May

Micheal Dennis Buxton

Micheal Dennis Buxton, 50, passed from this life on Saturday, May 17, 2014, at the Jena Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Jena. He was born September 19, 1963 in Winnfield to the  union of his parents, WilliamIra and Patsy Mae Hemphill Buxton. Micheal was a truck driver. Services will be at 2 p.m., Wednesday, May 21, at the Pollock Cemetery with Rev. Larry Chapman officiating. Interment will follow under direction of Hixson Brothers
Funeral Home of Jena. He was preceded in death by his parents, and a sister, Sue Francis Bradford.  Survivors include his wife, Grace Bell Buxton; daughter, Tiffany Stewart of Jena; brother, Daniel Buxton of Tignall, 
GA; sisters, Iris Elaine Jones of Nebo, Barbara Maxwell of Olla, Kathy Buxton of Jena, and Beth Ganey of Glenwood, AK; two grandchildren, and a special friend, Tisha  Walker. Pallbearers will be Adam Butler, Glenn Jones, Matthew Jones, John Bradford, Derwood Maxwell, and Steven Stewart. 
Tue
13
May

Joy Lynn Street Thompson

Joy Lynn Street Thompson, 71, of Urania, passed from this life on Sunday, May 4, 2014 at her residence in Urania. She was born September 15, 1942 in Olla to the union of Allie and Myrtle Street. Joy Lynn was a homemaker
who was a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She was a caring soul and a friend to all. Services were held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, May 7, at the Urania Pentecostal Church with Rev. LaVerl Shell officiating.
Interment followed in the Urania Cemetery under direction of Riser Funeral Home of Olla. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jimmy Deloy Thompson; son, Kevin Thompson; her parents; three brothers, Allie
Tue
13
May

Aubrey Louis Hudnall

Aubrey Louis Hudnall, 56,  of Trout, passed from this life on Monday, May 5, 2014, at his residence. He was born November 1, 1957 in McComb, Mississippi. Aubrey was a warehouse supervisor for Pinecrest Developmental Center in Pineville. He served his country in the United States Marine Corp. Services were held at 2 p.m., Thursday, May 8, in the chapel of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena with Rev. Ricky Gresham officiating. Interment followed in the Thomas Cemetery of Searcy under direction of Hixson Brothers, Inc. of Jena. He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Currington Hudnall. Survivors include his son, Joshua Hudnall and wife Alexis; father, John Mason Hudnall; and granddaughter, Baily Ann Hudnall. Pallbearers were Joshua Hudnall, Warren Sikes, Jeffrey Bartley, Ronnie Hudnall, D. J. Jaramillo, Kenneth Holder, and Marshall Stapleton.  
Tue
13
May

Sue Francis Bradford

Sue Francis Bradford, 65, of Jena, passed from this life on Friday, May 9, 2014, in Natchez Regional Medical Center in Natchez, Mississippi. She was born October 22, 1948 in Jena to the union of her parents, Ira and Patsy
Hemphill Buxton. Sue is a native of Jena and was a member of Oak Ridge Baptist Church. She enjoyed making anything that involved a needle, from cross stitching to crochet, and she loved to read and work any kind of puzzle. Services were held at 2 p.m., Monday, May 12, in the chapel of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena with Rev. Matthew Murrell officiating. Interment followed in the Nebo Cemetery under direction of Hixson Brothers  Funeral Home of Jena. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Kimberly Annette Bradford; and her parents. Survivors include a son, Jon Bradford and daughter, Leah Bradford, both of Jena; two brothers, Mike Buxton of

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