Obituaries

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Sep

Vivian White

Vivian Williams White, 81, of Jena, passed away on Wednesday, September 13, 2017, in Jena. She was born Sunday, February 2, 1936 in Hurricane Creek, to the union of Shorty and Molly Whatley Williams. Services were held at 10 a.m., Friday, Sept. 15, in the Belah Pentecostal Church with Rev. David Hutchinson officiating. Interment followed in the Belah Cemetery in the Belah-Fellowship Community under direction of Kinner and Stevens Funeral Home of Jena. She was preceded in death by her husband Albert David White; her parents and daughter, Ann Crabtree. Survivors include two sons, James White and wife Sonia and Lee Crabtree and wife Alisha; daughter, Peggy White; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were Casey Dotson, Ray Dotson, Terry Head, John Spears, Justin Barker, and Mike Humphries. Honorary pallbearers were Lee Roy Shinnick and Richard Williamson.

Tue
19
Sep

Beryl Miller

Beryl Miller, 88, of Kelly, passed from this life on Friday, September 15, 2017, at his residence. He was born June 6, 1929 in Sikes to the union of his parents, Tom and Edna Crain Miller. Mr.

Tue
19
Sep

David E. Lincecum, Sr.

David Eugene Lincecum, Sr., 26, of Grayson, passed from this life on Thursday, September 14, 2017, from injuries sustained in a traffic accident near Olla. He was born July 20, 1991 in Urania to Roger Lincecum and Patricia Crawford. David was kind hearted and would do anything for anybody. He was a great husband and father. Services were held at 2 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 17, in the chapel of Riser Funeral Home in Olla with Rev. Todd Norris officiating. Interment followed in the Urania Cemetery in Urania under direction of Riser Funeral Home of Olla. He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, K.B. Nichols and Eugene Lincecum.

Tue
19
Sep

Harold La Haye

Harold La Haye, 87, of Alexandria, entered eternal rest on Sunday, September 10, 2017, at his residence, with his loving wife, the former Sally Campbell of Jena, by his side. Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, September 23, 2017 in the chapel of Gallagher Funeral Home in Ball, with Father Chad Partain officiating, under the direction of Gallagher Funeral Home, Ball. Harold was born 4 miles east of Port Barre down an unpaved road. He graduated from Port Barre High School in 1946 and then worked for his father as a carpenter’s helper for 6 years at a wage of $0.75 an hour. He was drafted into the United States Army during the Korean Conflict and was stationed at Fort Bliss, Texas. Following his term in the military, he worked 2 years in the oil fields. Harold enrolled at LSU in 1955 pursuing a degree in Forest Management which he completed in 1959. He was employed by the Louisiana Forestry Commission as a Service Forester and worked 4 years in Winnsboro.

Tue
19
Sep

Mickey Goodman

Mickey Goodman, 81, of Georgetown, passed from this life on Friday, September 15, 2017, at Christus St. Frances Cabrini Medical Center in Alexandria. Mickey loved hunting, fishing, and football. Services were held at 11 a.m., Monday, Sept. 18, at Beulah Baptist Church near Georgetown with Rev. Lamar Carpenter officiating. Interment followed in the Beulah Cemetery under direction of Magnolia Funeral Home of Alexandria. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lawrence Goodman and Willie Mae Goodman; brothers, Earl Ted Goodman, Harold Goodman and Larry Goodman. Those left to cherish his memory include his wife, Mary Jean Goodman of Georgetown; son, Michael Goodman of Georgetown; daughter, Michelle Hester and husband Bruce of Tullos; four grandsons, Dylan Hester, Conner Hester, Jacob Hester and Shane Goodman; one granddaughter, Carrie Beth Hester; and one sister, Mary Nell Maxwell and husband Terry of Georgetown.

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19
Sep

Logan Paul Franklin

Logan Paul Franklin, 22, of Olla, passed from this life on Thursday, September 14, 2017, from injuries received in a traffic accident near Olla. He was born on January 25, 1995 to the union of his parents, Andrew Paul Franklin and Brenda Sue Gilliam. To anyone who knew Logan knew he was so loving and giving with his heart and time. He loved 4-wheeling, his baby girl, his family, and that car! He is my heart and soul. How do I face the future without my precious boy? Services were held at 12-noon on Monday, Sept. 18, from the chapel of Riser Funeral Home in Olla with Rev. Bo Prather officiating. Interment followed in the Chickasaw Cemetery, east of Olla, under direction of Riser Funeral Home of Olla. Logan was preceded in death by his father, Andrew Paul Franklin; and his grandmother, Christine Nappier.

Tue
19
Sep

Pat Drewett

Clyde Patrick Drewett, Sr., 77, of West Monroe, was born September 27, 1939, and passed away peacefully September 8, 2017, at his home surrounded by loved ones. A memorial service celebrating his joyous life was held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 16 in the sanctuary of First United Methodist Church of West Monroe with Rev. Jon Tellifero offi ciating and the Honorable (Ret.) Jerome Owens delivering the eulogy. Clyde Patrick Drewett, Sr., more affectionately known as “the Colonel” or Pat, was born in Angola, LA. A man of great-wit, Pat loved to tell people that he was one of few people to ever leave Angola Prison. He was actually raised at the prison with his brother and sisters while his grandfather served as the warden. After the family relocated to Jena, LA, Pat made life-long friends and memories while playing football for the Jena Giants. He enrolled and played football for Northwestern State University until he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps.

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19
Sep

James O. Edwards, Jr.

James O. “Jimmy” Edwards, Jr., 64, of Harrisonburg, passed from this life on Monday, September 11, 2017 at Columns Nursing Center in Jonesville. He was born November 11, 1952 in Jonesville to the union of his parents, James Ottis Edwards, Sr. and Carrie Christine Wilson Edwards. Jimmy was a lifetime member of Oak Grove Free Methodist Church, a talented musician and lead guitarist and founding member of the band White Lightnin for 16 years. He enjoyed singing and playing the guitar. Services were held at 2 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 14, at Oak Grove Free Methodist Church with the Revs. Joe Cook, Beau Edwards, and Emmitte Belgard officiating. Interment followed at the Heard Cemetery of Manifest under direction of Young’s Funeral Home of Jonesville.

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19
Sep

Sarah Lou Carter

Sarah Lou Carter, 82, of Georgetown, passed from this life on Thursday, September 14, 2017, at the LaSalle General Hospital of Jena. She was born December 23, 1934 in Malvern, Arkansas, to the union of her parents, Thomas Dole and Grace May Rankin Jones. Mrs. Carter was employed for many years in the cafeteria of Georgetown High School. Services were held at 3 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 17, at Beulah Baptist Church near Georgetown with Rev. Lamar Carpenter officiating. Interment followed in the Lincecum Cemetery, near Georgetown, under direction of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena. She was preceded in death by her husband, Donny “Bull” Carter; parents; son, Donald Raymond Carter; brothers, Henry D.

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19
Sep

James E. Atkins

James Edward Atkins, 71, of Summerville Community, passed from this life on Saturday, September 16, 2017, at his residence. He was born February 11, 1946 in Winnsboro to the union of his parents, William Butler and Lela Orelle Sikes Atkins. James served his country for 25½-years in the Louisiana National Guard. Services were held at 11 a.m., Monday, Sept. 18, in the chapel of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena with Rev. Clyde Gremillion officiating. Interment followed in the Masonic Cemetery in Crowville under direction of Hixson Brothers, Inc. of Jena. He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Tina Irvin; and brothers, Robert Atkins, Henry Atkins and Wilburn Atkins.

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