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Neva Bigner Tarpley

Neva Bigner Tarpley, 83, of Pollock, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, November 14, 2017, at the LaSalle General Hospital of Jena.

She was born February 19, 1934 to the union of her parents, Albert and Ruby Smith Bigner.

Mrs. Tarpley was a current member of Philadelphia Baptist Church. She was active in the churches previously pastored by her husband, teaching Sunday school and Mission Friends classes on Wednesday nights. She enjoyed travel, taking tours across America and overseas to Israel. She also enjoyed making scrapbooks of her travels and her grandchildren. She enjoyed gardening immensely.

During her working life, she taught third grade at Ruby Wise Elementary and Ball Elementary. Following her teaching career she went on to be the Nursing Home Administrator for Woods Haven Nursing Home. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend who was dearly loved and will be deeply missed by those that knew and loved her.

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Phillip Postlewait

Phillip Postlewait, 53, of Jena, passed from this life on Sunday, November 19, 2017, at the LaSalle General Hospital of Jena.

He was born April 29, 1964 in Monroe to the union of his parents, Andrew and Ida Bell Coon Postlewait.

Phillip was a member of Christ Temple Pentecostal Church in Jena for 27 years and served as an usher. He was employed at Walmart as the head of the hardware department and also worked as an admittance clerk at LaSalle General Hospital. He loved to garden and rescue dogs and cats, and was an avid reader.

Services will be at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 22, at Christ Temple Pentecostal Church in Jena with the Revs. Zach Wells and Terry Clark officiating.

Interment will follow in the Belah Cemetery under direction of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena.

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Audrey Mae Mosley

Audrey Mae Mosley, 81, of Jena, passed from this life on Sunday, November 12, 2017, at the LaSalle General Hospital of Jena.

She was a member of Antioch Baptist Church of Jena.

A wake will be held from 6 to 8 p.m., Friday, Nov. 24, at Gayden Funeral Home in Jena.

Services will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 25, at the New Evergreen Baptist Church of Jena with Bishop B. L. Moran officiating.

Interment will follow in the Webster Cemetery of Good Pine under direction of Gayden Funeral Home of Jena.

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Wyatt Kaid Hardy

Wyatt Kaid Hardy passed away on Wednesday, November 15, 2017.

Services were at 12-noon, Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at Temple Baptist Church, in Jena, with Pastor Jeff Morea officiating.

Interment followed at the Andrews Cemetery of Jonesville, under the direction of Magnolia Funeral Home, Alexandria.

He was preceded in death by his great grandparents, Harlon and Kathryn Newman and Lowell and Tonda McLendon.

Those left to cherish his memory include his mother, Brianna McLendon; father, London Hardy, II; paternal grandparents, London and Maggie Hardy; maternal grandparents, Rodney and Rena McLendon; aunts, Kathryn Hardy and Kaylee McLendon; great grandparents, George and Iris Hardy and Billy Stover and Elaine Aubrey; and great-great grandmother, Juanita McLendon.

Pallbearers were Derrick Hardy and Caleb Rollins.

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Melba Louise Fussell

Melba Louise Fussell, 75, of Grayson, passed from this life on Monday, November 13, 2017 at the Rapides Regional Medical Center in Alexandria.

She was born on November 12, 1942 in Portland Oregon to the union of her parents, Alred A. Aden and Margaret Duke Aden.

Louise was a loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was a member of the Springhill Baptist Church of Kelly.

She was preceded in death by her parents and by her sister, Judy St. John.

Left to cherish her memory include her husband, William P. Fussell of Grayson; two sons, William Henry Fussell of Grayson and Chad Fussell and wife Charlotte of Olla; her grandchildren, Morgan P. Fussell, Miranda L. Fussell, Amanda Hodges Champagne, and Tina Hodges Adams and husband Chuck; and numerous great-grandchildren.

There will be a memorial service announced at a later time by Riser Funeral Home of Columbia.

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Archie “Goat” Farris

Archie “Goat” Farris, 77, of Jena, passed from this life on Thursday, November 9, 2017, at the Rapides Regional Medical Center in Alexandria.

He was born October 31, 1940 at Utility, the son of Pleasure Savage and Newt Farris.

Archie was a yard tech and member of the Baptist faith.

Services were held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 18, at Ackland Creek Baptist Church with Pastor T. A. Baker, Jr. officiating, under direction of Gayden Funeral Home of Jena.

Survivors include two sisters, Shirley Whitney and Naomi Hughes and husband Robert, all of Houston, TX; two brothers, Harry Farris and wife Sadie, and Mitchell Farris, all of Baton Rouge; an aunt, Ida Crompton of Jonesville; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Pallbearers were Henry Savage, Harvey Savage, Ricky Crompton, and Paul Farris, Jr.

Honorary pallbearers were Roosevelt Savage, Paul Farris, Sr., Harry Farris, and Moses Savage.

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Nancy E. Poole

Nancy Elizabeth Poole, 68, of Jena, passed away on Saturday, November 4, 2017.

She was born on January 30, 1949 in Jackson Gap, Alabama to the late John Pinkston and Edna Reid.

Nancy was extremely loved by her family and friends.

She was survived by her husband Wilbur Roy Poole; her siblings, Joe Harrington, Roger Pinkston, Barbara Sharpe, Cecila Rush and Lisa Tilley; her sons, John Wright and Robert Wright; her daughters, Darlene Apostolico and Wendy Roberts; ten grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

Nancy was preceded in death by her brother, Billy Pinkston; her son, David Wright; and her parents.

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Johnny D. Gunn

Johnny Dewayne Gunn, 43, passed from this life on Sunday, November 5, 2017, at his home.

Services were held at 1 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 8, at New Ouachita Baptist Church at Enterprise with the Revs. James King and Danny Davis officiating.

Interment followed in the Rosefield Cemetery at Rosefield under direction of Magnolia Funeral Home of Alexandria.

He was preceded in death by his grandfather, J. W. Gunn.

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Jimmy L. Fish

Jimmy Lansdon Fish, 79, of Olla, passed from this life on Sunday, November 5, 2017 at the Citizens Medical Center in Columbia Heights, following a brief illness.

He was born November 14, 1937 at Norphlett, Arkansas to the union of his parents, James Lansdon Fish and Alena Pearl Dozier Fish.

Jimmy was an educator for many years having taught in Caldwell and LaSalle parishes and St. Matthews Catholic School in Monroe. He was loved and appreciated by all his students.

Jimmy was also a mud engineer and consultant with Baroid Oil, located in Texas and Hunt Oil and Placid Oil. He was a member of Victory Baptist Church in Monroe and served in the United States Navy as a nuclear weapons specialist.

Services were held at 11 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 9, from the Olla chapel of Riser Funeral Home with Rev. Johnnie Phillips and Thomas H. Hilton officiating.

Interment followed in the Olla Cemetery under direction of Riser Funeral Home of Olla.

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Carl N. Craig

Carl N. Craig, 87, of the Belah community, passed from this life on Monday, November 6, 2017, at his residence. He was born February 20, 1930 in Kolin to the union of his parents, John and Valerie Jones Craig. Carl was a U.S. Army veteran having served in the Korean War. He was employed at Hunt Petroleum for 33 years and was an avid hunter and fisherman. He had a love of baseball and coached Dixie Youth teams for many years. He also loved to cook. He was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church. He is preceded in death by his parents as well as brothers and sisters: Bo Craig, Bud Craig, Clara Grassley, Mellie Thornhill, Georgie Cosenza, Norma Peart, Bertie McKay and Dorthy Bryant.

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