Obituaries

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Joseph Chris Tarver

Joseph Chris Tarver, 66, of Panama City Beach, Florida, passed from this life on Wednesday, March 25, 2015. He was born October 20, 1948 in Portsmouth, VA to the union of his parents, Joseph Crawford “J.C.” and Edna “Pat” Hudnall Tarver. Paternal grandparents were the late Virgil and Marie Tarver of Jena, and maternal grandparents were the late Robert “Bob” and Sallie Graham Hudnall of Nebo. Chris was a 1966 graduate of Jena High School, a home building business contractor and a veteran of the United States Air Force, who served during the Vietnam Conflict. Services were held at 1 p.m., Sunday, March 29, at Heath Funeral Home in Paragould, Arkansas, with Rev. Kim Bridges officiating. Interment followed in Harvey’s Chapel Cemetery in Marmaduke, Arkansas. He is survived by his wife, Linda G. Tarver of Panama City Beach, FL; and special cousins, Louise Bradford Pritchard of Nebo and Keith Tarver of Jena.
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Barry K. Hamilton, Sr.

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Mary Joe Ireland Goodwin

Mary Joe Ireland Goodwin, 78, of Monroe, and a native of LaSalle Parish, died Tuesday, March 24, 2015, at Christus Schumpert Highland Hospital in Shreveport. She was born February 11, 1937 at Tullos, and graduated from Jena High School. Survivors include her husband, Eugene Goodwin; daughter, Terry Mastroni, and foster daughter, Tori Warden; son-in-law, Louis Mastroni; sisters, Geraldine Carpenter and Melba King; and a grandchild, Shaun Walters.
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“A.D.” Erwin, Jr.

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Lloyd “L.C.” Cockerham

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Huey Laverne Cockerham

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Georgia Lynn Barker

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Johnny Lee Cruse

Johnny Lee Cruse, 86, of Jena, passed from this life on Wednesday, March 18, 2015, at the Winn Parish Medical Center in Winnfield. He was born January 9, 1929 in Olla to the union of his parents, Floyd Carrol
Cruse, Sr. and Fannie Mae Franklin Cruse. Mr. Cruse was a logger by trade and a skidder operator. He proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict, where he received a

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Robert “Dan” Holley, Sr

“Dan” Holley, Sr., 74, of Jonesville, passed from this life on Saturday, March 14, 2015, in Jonesville. He was born November 7, 1940 in Jenny, Arkansas to the union of his parents, Eugene and Elizabeth Holley.

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Clyde Sam Jackson

Clyde Sam Jackson, 68, of Jena, passed from this life on Thursday, March 18, 2015, at the Rapides Regional Medical Center in Alexandria. He was born January 2, 1947 in Eden to the union of his parents, William and Mae Jones Jackson. Clyde was a former Chief of the Jena Band of Choctaw Indians, a respected tribal Elder, a traditional hide tanner, and also served on the State of Louisiana Inter-Tribal Council during the Administration of Gov. Dave Treen. He was an agent for the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission, and served his country in the United States Air Force. Services were held at 2 p.m., Saturday, March 21,
at the Choctaw Indian Tribal Center in Trout with Raymond Johnson and Joe Peppers officiating. Interment followed in the White Rock Cemetery in the Eden Community under direction of Hixson Brothers

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