Obituaries

Obituaries

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Ruby Taylor Streetman, 90, of Jena, passed peacefully from this life on Thursday, October 11, 201

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Roy Arthur Mercer, 76, of Joyce, passed from this life on Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at his home

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

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Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Wilma Breithaupt, 90, of Jena, passed from this life on Tuesday, October 9, 2018, at the LaSalle

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Ella Ruth Dotson, 78, of Jena, passed from this life on Tuesday, October 2, 2018, at the Rapides

Tue
16
Oct

Ruby T. Streetman

Ruby Taylor Streetman, 90, of Jena, passed peacefully from this life on Thursday, October 11, 2018 at her home, surrounded by family.
She was born July 29, 1928 in Glenmora, to the union of Benjamin and Lessie Rambo Taylor.
Mrs. Streetman was a housewife and mother who enjoyed gardening and sewing.
Services were held Tuesday, Oct. 16, at Gallagher Funeral Home in Ball with Rev. Lyndon Marcotte officiating.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John H. Streetman; her parents; one daughter, Alicia Streetman; two sons, Johnny Wayne Streetman and Bobby L. Streetman; sisters, Alicia Mitchum, Juanita Macek, Hattie Hamm and Marjorie Duncan; and one brother, William Taylor.
She is survived by her daughters, Judy Dyer of Jena, Donna Grimm and husband John Sid, of Jena, Shirlene Streetman of Tallahassee, FL and Sabrina Harrington of Jena; one son, Curtis Streetman and wife Marie of Pineville; seven grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Tue
16
Oct

Roy Arthur Mercer

Roy Arthur Mercer, 76, of Joyce, passed from this life on Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at his home.
He was born April 8, 1942 in Winnfield to the union of his parents, Earlie Mercer and Clara Lucas Mercer.
Graveside services were held at 2 p.m., Friday, Oct. 12, at Cross Roads Cemetery of Joyce with Rev. Norris Curry officiating.
Interment followed under direction of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and a brother, Julius Mercer.
Those left to cherish in his memory include his wife of fifty-one years, Linda Dunn Mercer of Joyce; son, Craig Mercer and wife Shannon of Winnfield; grandchildren, Brandon and Dale and wife Anna; and great grandchildren, Daniel, Eli, and Aubrey.

Tue
16
Oct

Sarah B. Massey

Sarah B. Massey, 88, of the Aimoch Community, passed from this life on Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at the LaSalle General Hospital of Jena following a short illness.
She was born September 18, 1930 at Aimoch to the union of her parents, William Author Poole and Beatrice Harper Poole.
Ms. Sarah was known by everyone for her always sunny disposition and her love for others. She enjoyed her loving family and grandchildren, along with the beauty of her flowers and hummingbirds. She was a Proverbs 31 mother and wife to her family.
Services were held at 10 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 11, at Aimoch Baptist Church with the Revs. Terry Doughty and Bobby MaGurie officiating.
Interment followed in the Aimoch Baptist Cemetery under direction of Kinner and Stevens Funeral Home of Jena.

Tue
16
Oct

Wilma Breithaupt

Wilma Breithaupt, 90, of Jena, passed from this life on Tuesday, October 9, 2018, at the LaSalle Nursing Home of Jena.
She was born August 12, 1928 in Archie to the union of parents, Elijah Sparks Robertson and Janie Collins Robertson.
Mrs. Breithaupt was a founding charter member of the Whitehall United Pentecostal Church.
Services were held at 10 a.m., Friday, Oct. 12, at Whitehall United Pentecostal Church with Rev. Joey Paul officiating.
Interment followed in the Tidwell Landing Cemetery at Sharptown under direction of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Leslie Breithaupt; parents; brothers, Robert Robertson, John Robertson, Ben Robertson, Rufus Robertson, Bud Robertson, and Issac “Ike” Robertson; sisters, Carrie Thompson, Doll Breithaupt, and Lulu Whitard; and grandchild, Mackie McMillin.

Tue
09
Oct

Ella Ruth Dotson

Ella Ruth Dotson, 78, of Jena, passed from this life on Tuesday, October 2, 2018, at the Rapides Regional Medical Center in Alexandria. She was born June 15, 1940 in Holly Ridge to the union of Clyde Jefferson Farmer, Sr. and Rita Bertha Aaron Farmer. Services were held at 11 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 4, in the chapel of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena with the Revs. Dominick DiCarlo and Dean Gunter officiating. Interment followed in the Jena Cemetery, east of Jena, under direction of Hixson Brothers, Inc. of Jena. She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Dotson, Jr.; parents; and brother, Clyde Farmer, Jr. Those left to cherish in her memory include her son, Johnny L.

Tue
09
Oct

David McDowell

David McDowell, 75, of Dry Prong, passed from this life on Thursday, October 4, 2018 at Hardtner Medical Center in Urania. He was born March 2, 1943 in Jena to the union of his parents, Ivy and Gladys Ganey McDowell. David was self-employed in equipment sales in the oil field industry. Services were held at 10 a.m., Friday, Oct. 5, in the chapel of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena with Rev. Steve Jones officiating. Interment followed in the Chalk Hill Cemetery in the Little Creek Community under direction of Hixson Brothers, Inc. of Jena. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Lee McDowell, and Jack McDowell; son, Darren McDowell; and grandson Bradley Keith Phillips, Jr.

Tue
09
Oct

Johnny Robert Parham

Robert Parham, 84, of Olla, passed from this life on Friday, October 5, 2018, following an extended illness. He was born November 1, 1933 in Olla to the union of his parents, James Ernest Parham and Etta Mae McDow Parham. Mr. Parham was a veteran of the United States Army and retired as a millwright with Louisiana-Pacific. Services were held at 2 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 7, from the chapel of Riser Funeral Home in Olla with Rev. Denver McBroom officiating. Interment followed in the Woodland Cemetery, east of Jena, under direction of Riser Funeral Home of Olla. He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Ernestine Hodges; and a nephew, Mark LeBlanc.

Tue
02
Oct

Linda Ann Hudnall

Linda Ann Hudnall, 69, of Sharptown, passed from this life on Friday, September 28, 2018, at the LaSalle General Hospital of Jena.She was born January 2, 1949 in Owensville, Kentucky to the union of her parents, Lilburn Scott and Mary Marie Spence Purvis.Services were held at 3 p.m., Monday, Oct. 1, in the chapel of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena with Bro. John Spears officiating.Interment followed in Tidwell Landing Cemetery of Jena under direction of Hixson Brothers, Inc. of Jena.She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Roy S. Hudnall; daughter, Rhonda Hudnall Cockerham; and brothers, Harold Wayne Purvis and William Earl Purvis.Those left to cherish in her memory include her son, Ronnie Hudnall and wife Amy of Trout; sister, Betty Nugent and husband Junior of Trout; grandchildren, D. J.

Tue
02
Oct

Velda Dean Keene

Velda Dean Keene, 80, of Jena, passed from this life on Sunday, September 30, 2018 in her residence.She was born May 20, 1938 in Walters to the union of her parents, Hugh and Audie Nugent.Ms. Keene was a lifelong resident of the LaSalle Parish area.She was a homemaker and was known for her love of basically anything outdoors. She enjoyed fishing, hunting and gardening in her spare time as a devoted mother and grandmother to her loving family. She was certainly a Proverbs 31 wife and devoted to her church and serving the Lord.Services were held at 10 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 2, at East Jena Baptist Church with the Revs. Gary Norris, John Hebert and Clyde Sanchez officiating.Interment followed in the Hair Cemetery of Jena under direction of Kinner and Stevens Funeral Home of Jena.She was preceded in death by her parents; and her husband, Sam Keene.Those left to cherish her memory and mourn her loss are her daughter Lisa Keene Robbins and husband James of Jena; son, Rev.

Tue
02
Oct

Reba M. Huffman

Reba McLawchlin Huffman, 89, of Walters, went to be with the Lord at 6 p.m., on Tuesday, September 25, 2018.She was born August 30, 1929 in Walters to the union of Tom and Inez McLawchlin.Mrs. Huffman lived her whole life in the Walters community. She was a member of Pritichard Baptist Church.For many years, she owned and operated a children’s clothing shop in Jena. She also owned and operated Bayou Cypress Gifts with her daughter.As a Proverbs 31 wife, she lived her life loving her husband, providing for her children and others, and serving our Lord. She enjoyed reading, crafting and making desserts. Her home was welcoming and always had a fresh cake to greet family and visitors.Services were held at 10 a.m., Friday, Sept. 28, at Pritchard Baptist Church with the Revs.

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