Obituaries

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30
Dec

Devoyd Lee McDougald

Tue
30
Dec

James E. Lutrick

James E. Lutrick, 86, of Jena, passed from this life on Friday, December 26, 2014,at the Woods Haven Senior Citizens Home in Pollock. Sgt. James Lutrick, proudly served his country for 21 years in the United States Air Force.
Lutrick entered the Air Force in the late 1940’s and after one tour of duty, was discharged. A few years later he rejoined the Air Force and finished out his 21 years,which carried him through the Vietnam era. While serving in the Vietnam War, Lutrick was stationed with the 4252 Strategic Wing Command inVietnam, where he helpedprovide air-to-air refueling to bomber and lighter aircrafts. In the refueling operation, the command used the KC135 Stratotanker. Sgt. Lutrick flew 130 missions and transferred about ten million pounds of fuel during these missions. The crew usually refueled at altitudes from two to six miles up at speeds anywhere from four to five hundred 
Tue
30
Dec

Opal Jones White

Opal Jones White, 83 of Trout, passed from this life on Wednesday, December 24, 2014, at her home. Services were held at 1  p.m., Sunday, Dec. 28, at the Belah Pentecostal Church with the Revs. David Hutchinson 
and Dale Hutchinson officiating. Interment followed in the Belah Cemetery under direction  of Magnolia Funeral Home of Alexandria. She was preceded in death by her husbands, J. W. Sharp and Willie White; children,
Janice Sharp and Claude Sharp. Survivors include her twin brother, Otho Jones of  Hemphill, TX; brother, Dallas Jones of Ft. Gibson, OK; sister, Betty Whittington of Galveston, TX; four grandchildren, Rhonda Johnson
Tue
23
Dec

Marvin Jackson Cockerham, Sr

Marvin Jackson Cockerham, Sr., 90, of the Mt. Sinai Community, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, December 19, 2014, following an extended illness. He was born October 2, 1924 in Little Creek to the union of his parents, Roanza and Lydia Ganey Cockerham. Mr. Cockerham was a veteran of World War II, having served in the United States Navy as an Aviation Metalsmith at Pensacola, FL. He was also a retired self-employed
welder, and was employed by Justiss Oil Company for many years. He served several terms as Justice of the Peace for his district. Marvin was a member of Mt. Sinai Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon. For 11 years, he led singing at Fellowship Baptist Church and at Good Pine Baptist Church. Services were held at 2 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 21, in the chapel of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena with the Revs. Denver McBroom
Tue
23
Dec

Mary Ruth Clark

Mary Ruth Clark, 60, of  Jena, passed from this life on December 13, 2014. She was born October 30, 1954 in Monroe, and raised in Ouachita Parish. No services were held and at her request, her body was donated to science.
She is survived by her companion, Joe Hanes of Jena. 
Tue
16
Dec

Ronald Wayne Davis

Ronald Wayne Davis, 55, of Trout, passed from this life on Friday, December 5, 2014, in Bakersfield, California. He was born March 30, 1959 in Marks, Mississippi. Ronald was a truck driver for 25 years and a veteran of 
the United States Army. Services were held at 2 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 14, in the chapel of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena with Ricky Nugent and Gary Davidson officiating. Interment followed in the Taylor Chapel Cemetery at Summerville under direction of Hixson Brothers, Inc. of Jena. He was preceded in death by his wife, Beverly Mae Carlisle Davis; and father, Billy Jay Davis. Survivors include his mother, Lena Mae Davis of Jena; brother, John Davis and wife Sharon of Trout; three half-brothers, David Allen Everett and wife Karen of Robertsdale, AL, William Scott Everett of Houston, TX, and Charles Henry Everett of Jena. Pallbearers were Dewey Gianelloni, Daniel Davis, Al Cassels, Kenneth Holder, Terry Powell, and Ricky Smith 
Tue
16
Dec

Willie Louise Wilson Barrett

Willie Louise Wilson Barrett, 92, of Jena, was received into Heaven on Tuesday, December 9, 2014. She was born December 18, 1921 in Rhinehart, to the union of her parents, John Ferman and Olivia Bianca Doughty Wilson. Services were held at 11 a.m., Friday, Dec. 12, in the chapel of Kinner and Stevens  Funeral Home of Jena with Rev. Dominick DiCarlo officiating. Interment followed in the Hair Cemetery of Jena under direction of Kinner and Stevens, Inc. of Jena. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Andrew Barrett; first husband, James L. Spence; her parents; son, Richard Barrett; two brothers, Alden Wilson and Charles Wilson; and a grandson, Daniel King. Survivors include three daughters, Verna Spence Clancy and husband George, Judy Barrett Baker and husband Sam, and Glynn Barrett King and husband Buford, all of Jena; a son, John Barrett and wife Tanya of Monroe;
Tue
16
Dec

Lloyd L. Smith

A memorial service for Lloyd L. Smith was held at 5 p.m., Monday, December 15, 2014, at Temple Baptist  Church in Jena with Rev. Dustin McAnn officiating. Arrangements were under direction of Magnolia Funeral Home of Alexandria. Lloyd loved his friends and caregivers at Jena Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. He was preceded in death by his parents, Raymond and Joyce Smith. Survivors include two sisters, Helen Muse and Bonnie
Rhoads, both of Sacramento, CA; one brother, Ray Smith of Pineville; and several nieces and nephews
Tue
16
Dec

Dustin Lee Beard

Dustin Lee Beard, 34, of Jena, passed from this life on Saturday, December 13, 2014, at his residence in Jena. He was born April 20, 1980 in Natchez, Mississippi. Dustin started work in the oilfield two weeks after his eighteenth birthday, employed by Entergy Drilling of Natchez, and was employed by Entergy at the time of his death. He was revered to be a very dedicated, talented and skilled individual. He loved cookouts, oilfield, family,
and bulldogs. “He was a good uncle who loved and cared for us,” said Tyler Beard. Services will be at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 17, in the chapel of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena with Rev. Terry Doughty, Raymond Beard and Jana McEntryre officiating. Interment will follow in the Pine Grove Cemetery of Rhinehart under direction of Hixson Brothers, Inc. of Jena. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Dudley and Bettye
Tue
09
Dec

Laevon Steve Poole

Laevon Steve Poole, 93, of Aimwell, passed from this life on Sunday, December 7, 2014, at his residence. He was born October 15, 1921 in Aimwell to the union  of his parents, Jesse M. and Edna Ford Poole. Mr. Poole was employed as a mechanic for the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development until his retirement. He also served his country in the United States Army and is a veteran of World War II, serving in Germany. Services were held at 1 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 9, at Aimoch Baptist Church in the Aimoch Community with the Revs. Todd Whittington and Brandon Poole officiating. Interment followed in the Randall Cemetery in the Aimwell

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