Obituaries

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Elvena “Perper” Book

Elvena “Perper” Book, 90, of Jonesville, passed from this life on Friday, September 9, 2016, at The Columns Nursing Home in Jonesville. She loved fishing, gardening, church and singing. She was also a very great momma. Services were held at 2 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 11, at Good Road Pentecostal Church of Jonesville with the Revs. Chad Franklin, Bryan Taylor, and Joel Ford officiating. Interment followed in the Heard Cemetery of Manifest under direction of Magnolia Funeral Home of Alexandria. She was preceded in death by her husband, T.J. Book; mother, Dora ”Girlie” Paul; father, Milton “Manny” Paul; brother, Ethelbert Paul; sister, Lois Adams; grandsons, Scottie Book, Logan Book and Jewel Book. Survivors include her daughter, Melinda E.

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Jesse Walter Greer

Jesse Walter Greer, 62, of Olla, passed from this life on Sunday, September 4, 2016 at his residence following a sudden illness. He was born May 23, 1954 at Jena to the union of his parents, Jesse Durham Greer and Allene Shaw Greer. Memorial services were held at 3 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 8, from the chapel of Riser Funeral Home in Olla with Rev. Ronnie Tarver officiating. He was preceded in death by his parents and by his significant other, Lisa Knighten. Survivors include his children, Jesse Trinity Greer and wife Carol of Cornersville, IL and Melisa Greer Chapman and husband Casey of Trout; his special friend, Nelly Hennebe McKinzy of Columbia; his brother, Edmond Earl Greer of Denver, CO; his sister, Mary Moon of Texas; and two grandchildren, Cody Lane Greer and Blade Lynn McMillin.

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Alice Annette Parker

Alice Annette Redfearn Parker, 72 of Georgetown, passed from this life on Sunday, September 4, 2016. She was born Wednesday, October 20, 1943 in Jacksonville, Florida to the union of her parents, Herbert Lloyd Redfearn and Alice Rose Maxwell Armstrong. Mrs. Parker was a loving mother, wife, and grandmother, devoting her full-time attention to her family. Memorial services will be announced at a later date under direction of Southern Funeral Home of Winnfield. She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Sydney Cruse; and brother, R. Clark Redfearn.

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William “Bill” Ryan

William “Bill” J. Ryan, 82, of Jonesville, passed from this life on Wednesday, September 7, 2016, at his home. He was born January 5, 1934. His passion was family, friends and playing ball. He especially loved playing basketball and volleyball with his sons and grandson. He also loved to dance a jig on the dance floor with anyone that was ready to dance all night. He was loved by all that met him. Services were held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 10, at Sandy Lake Pentecostal Church with the Revs. Joel Ford and Rusty Hathcock, and Dr. Philip Caples officiating. Interment followed in the Jena Cemetery near Jena under direction of Magnolia Funeral Home of Alexandria. He was preceded in death by his wife, Kathryn Ryan; and siblings, Milo Ryan, Nellie Linder, Vonda Ford, Leo Ryan, Violet Gerbish, and Roger Ryan.

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Helen Yvonne Peyton

Helen Yvonne Herrington Peyton of Lafayette passed away on September 3, 2016, nine days shy of her 81st birthday. She was born on September 12, 1935, in a little lumber town, Urania, to her loving parents, Jewel Gregory Herrington and Robert George Herrington. Helen attended Urania High School where she graduated as Salutatorian. She loved music and played the French Horn in the high school band. She also won a scholarship to LSU by winning a singing competition in Baton Rouge as part of a women’s trio. At 18 years old, she married 20-year old John Ray Peyton, Sr. in Woodville, MS, to whom she was married for 58 years. For the next several years she followed him to the drilling rigs in West Texas as he worked his way up in the oilfield and they eventually settled in Lafayette. She was a devoted mother, raising three children and was also the grandmother of ten grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.

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Jimmie G. White

Jimmie G. White, 72, of Jena, passed away Sunday, September 11, 2016 at Jena Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Jena. Services were held at 2:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 13, at Jena Church of God with Rev. Kent Hatfield officiating. Interment followed in the Belah Cemetery in the Belah-Fellowship Community under direction of Magnolia Funeral Home of Alexandria. He was preceded in death by his parents, Coleman White and Inez Dotson White; one brother, Willie Allen White; and great nephew, Jayden Temple. Survivors include his two brothers, John R. White, Sr. and wife Kathy and Roy Lee White; five nieces; three nephews; five great nieces; three great nephews; and a host of aunts, uncles and cousins. Pallbearers were John R. White, Jr., Jeffery White, Josh Temple, Chris Bassett, Justin Bassett and Cory Dotson. Honorary pallbearers were James White, Joseph Constance, Charles Stevens and Danny Jones.

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Jennie L. Boyett

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Sue Bordelon Brooks

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Cloteele Ganey

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Gracie Pitmon Roberts

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