Obituaries

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20
Jan

Michelle Cherie Newman

Michelle Cherie Newman, 41, of Jena, passed from this life on Tuesday, January 6, 2015. A homemaker, Michelle was born January 15, 1973  in Urania. She was loved by everyone who knew her and will be missed.
Memorial services were held Saturday, January 10, at Whitehall United Pentecostal Church with Rev. Joey Paul officiating. She was preceded in death by her father, Garland  Newman, and uncle, Harland Newman.
Survivors include her companion, John Wright; her mother, Shirley Newman; grandparents, LaVel and Faye Masters; three children, Brook Keene, Hunter Cupid, and Montana  Stowe; one grandchild, Kahlyn Faye Keene; and three brothers, Paul Newman, Mark Newman, and Matthew Newman.
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20
Jan

Saundra Gail Sanders Smith

Saundra Gail Sanders Smith, 68, of Jena, was received into Heaven on Friday, January 16, 2015. She was born Friday, October 18, 1946 in Jena to the union of William Clifford and Vivian Alberta Creel Sanders. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 22, in the chapel of Kinner and Stevens Funeral Home of Jena with Rev. Dominick Di- Carlo officiating. A private burial will follow in the Jena Cemetery under direction of Kinner and Stevens, Inc. of Jena. The family will receive friends from 12 noon until time of service on Thursday. She was preceded in death by her parents, and husband of 24 years, Larry Joe Smith. Survivors include her son, William Eric Smith and wife Amanda Louise of St. Francisville; daughter, Melissa Lynnette Smith of Jena; and four grandchildren, Kristine Lawrence, Katelyn Lawrence, Amelia Smith, and William Smith
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20
Jan

Margery Travis Hensley Stewart

Margery Travis Hensley Stewart, 91, of Jena, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, January 15, 2015. She was born May 9, 1923 in Shreveport to the  union of her parents, Ruby Scott Ogden and Franklin  Alexander Hensley. Mrs. Stewart married Harold Rube Stewart on November  9, 1945. She was a graduate of Bellhaven College with a degree in elementary education. She taught school for 30 years in Texas, Mississippi,
and Louisiana. She retired from teaching while at Jena Elementary School. Margery was a kind and loving person who loved her family, friends and all the children who entered her classroom throughout the 30 years she taught. Her sense of humor always put a smile upon the heart of anyone who knew her. Services were held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 17, in the chapel of Kinner and Stevens Funeral Home of Jena with Rev. Dominick DiCarlo
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20
Jan

Mary Virginia Townsend

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20
Jan

Dorothy Walker Wood

Dorothy Walker Wood, 96, of Jena, passed from this life on Monday, January 19, 2015. She was born January 5,  1919, in Beaumont, Texas, to the union of her parents, Ella Boddie Walker and J. M. Walker. Mrs. Wood was a 1935 graduate of Jena High School, attended Louisiana Tech University, and graduated from Northwestern State University in 1941. She was a retired educator, having taught  in the LaSalle Parish School system for many years. She was a member of Nolley Memorial United Methodist Church in Jena, and was active in many community organizations and activities, most recently the Town and Country Garden Club and the Jena Vision Plan.
Tue
13
Jan

Didn’t take long for her to steal my heart

My wife and I lost our baby shortly after noon last Wednesday. I had heard that losing a close pet could be as traumatic as losing a loved one, and I can testify to that fact now. We have lost pets in the past, but none were as
close to our hearts as Toto, our dachshund.   
 
Tue
13
Jan

Does it pay to be royal?

In honor of this writer’s recent trip across the Pond to Great Britain and the visit of two British royals, Duke William and Duchess Kate, to the USA, I thought we’d take a gander at an area of interest to me – how do royals make
their money?   
 
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13
Jan

Shirley Jean Hubbard

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13
Jan

Elayne McCartney Miller

Elayne McCartney Miller, 74, of Ruston, and a native of Olla, passed from this life on Thursday, January 8, 2015. She was born April 5, 1940 at Olla to the union of her parents, Joe and Loyce McCartney. Elayne, also lovingly
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13
Jan

Mavis Vivian Monroe

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