Obituaries

Tue
13
May

Layla May Webb

Layla May Webb, 6-weeks old infant daughter of Curtis and Teressa Webb of Tullos, passed from this life on Saturday, May 10, 2014, at her residence. She was born March 26, 2014, in Alexandria. Services will be at 10 a.m., 
Wednesday, May 14, from the sanctuary of Olla United Pentecostal Church with the Rev. Jonathan Crist officiating. Interment will follow in the Huffman Cemetery near Manifest under direction of Riser Funeral Home of Olla.
She was preceded in death by her maternal grandmother, Johnnie Conley, and her paternal great grandfather, Waylon Ewing. Survivors include her parents; sister, Lannie Marice Webb; maternal grandfather, Will Conley; paternal grandparents, Dewayne Ewing and Nadine Ewing, all of Tullos; maternal great grandparents, David and Willie Conley of Tennessee, and Lodie May Sharp of Whitehall; and paternal great grandmother, Era Ewing of Tullos. Pallbearers will be Bubba Conley, Dewayne Ewing, and Will Conley. 
Tue
13
May

Mary Miles Smith

Mary Miles Smith, 70, of Grayson, passed from this life on Monday, May 5, 2014, at the Citizens Medical Center in Columbia Heights. She was born September 30, 1943 in Urania to the union of Hollis Eugene and Nettie Mills Miles. Mary was a homemaker and member of the Little Star Baptist Church. She enjoyed cooking and helping others. She loved her spouse, kids and grandkids. Services were held at 10 a.m., Thursday, May 8, at the
Tue
13
May

Willard H. Dunn

Willard H. Dunn, 94, of Pollock, passed from this life on Saturday, May 10, 2014, at his home surrounded by loved ones. He was born December 6, 1919, to the union of his parents, William Chester and  Mary Elizabeth Dunn.
Mr. Dunn was a veteran of World War II and retired after many years in civil service where he worked at England Air Force Base in Alexandria. He enjoyed telling stories and spending as much time as possible outside doing yard work. Graveside services were held at 2:30 p.m., Monday, May 12, at the Georgetown Cemetery with Rev. Jeff White officiating. Interment followed under direction of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Pineville. He was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Colletta Dunn; his daughter, Debra Dunn; his parents; nine brothers and sisters. Survivors include his son, Ron Dunn and wife Kelly, and son-in-law, Nick DiLorenzo. 
Tue
13
May

Jimmy Dale Hall

Jimmy Dale Hall, Sr., 73, of Jena, was received into Heaven on Thursday, May 8, 2014, in Alexandria. He was born Tuesday, October 15, 1940 in Harrisonburg to the union of Rev. Ford and Martha Fene Smalling Hall.
Tue
13
May

Rev. Doyle Stockman

Rev. Doyle Stockman, 84, of Harrisonburg, passed from this life on Wednesday, April 30, 2014, at the LaSalle Nursing Home in Jena. He was born on Monday, March 17, 1930, in Ft. Necessity to the union of his parents, Dewey and Hester Lingefelt Stockman. Rev. Stockman was a retired Minister with over 50 years of preaching the gospel. He served his country in the United States Air Force during the Korean Conflict. Services were held at 3
p.m., Saturday, May 3, at New Hope Apostolic Church with the Revs. Justin Nowlin, Allen Hatten, and David Poole officiating. Interment followed in Heard Cemetery of Manifest under direction of Young’s Funeral Home of Ferriday. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Douglas Stockman and Carlton Stockman; and a sister, Vontenna Barnhill. Survivors include hiswife of 52-years, Mary Ogden  Stockman of Harrisonburg; 
Tue
06
May

Bennie Coleman

Bennie Coleman, 79, of Pineville, and formerly of Columbia, passed from this life on Saturday, May 3, 2014, at his residence. He was born September 6, 1934 in Summerville to the union of his parents, Charles and Lettie Coleman. Bennie was a retired auto body repairman. He served his country in the United States Army for three years, having served in the Korean Conflict. Services were held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, May 6, in the chapel of Riser Funeral Home in Olla with Rev. Todd Whittington officiating. Interment followed in the Squires Cemetery near Summerville under direction of Riser Funeral Home of Olla. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Kim Coleman Broussard; his parents; brother, Murphy Coleman; and two sisters, Alice Grafton and Ruth Crick. Survivors include three sons, Roger Coleman and wife Wanda of Pineville, Lance Coleman and wife Amber of
Tue
06
May

Rev. Doyle Stockman

Rev. Doyle Stockman, 84, of Harrisonburg, passed from this life on Wednesday,  April 30, 2014, at the LaSalle Nursing Home in Jena. He was born on Monday, March 17, 1930, in Ft. Necessity to the union of his parents ,
Dewey and Hester Lingefelt Stockman. Rev. Stockman was a retired Minister with over 50 years of preaching the gospel. He served his country in the United States Air Force during the Korean Conflict. Services were held at 3
Tue
06
May

Nita Faye Williams

Nita Faye Williams, 76, of Jonesville, passed from this life on Sunday, April 27, 2014, at the Hill Top Nursing Home in Pineville. She was born November 24, 1937 in Natchez, Mississippi, to the union of her parents, Bluford and Rosie Breithaupt Bailey. She was a homemaker and loved to sew. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother, and a member of Christ Temple Pentecostal Church for eight years. Services were at 10 a.m.,
Tue
06
May

Bizer Preston Holder, Jr

Bizer Preston Holder, Jr., 57, of Jonesville, passed from this life on Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at the Heritage Manor Nursing Home in Ferriday. “Lil Pres” was born on Thursday, September 27, 1956 in Orange, Texas, to
the union of Rev. Preston and Ruby Lucille Jones Holder. Services were held at 9 a.m., Thursday, May 1, in the chapel of Young’s Funeral Home of Ferriday with the Revs. Preston Holder and Denny Braswell officiating.
Tue
29
Apr

Loyd Carl Buckley

Loyd Carl Buckley, 86, of the Zenoria Community, was  received into Heaven on Sunday, April 20, 2014. He was born on Friday, December 9, 1927 in Atlantic, Iowa, to the union of John Franklin and Inez Scott Buckley.

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