Obituaries

Obituaries

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Betty Jane Walters, 87, of Olla, passed from this life on August 11, 2018, at Hardtner Medical Ce

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Everett Stanfield, 83, of Trout, passed from this life on Wednesday, August 8, 2018, at the LaSal

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Flora Belle McCarthy, 85, of the Sandy Lake Community of Catahoula Parish passed from this life o

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Dorothy Faye Lincecum, 89, of Pollock, passed from this life on Sunday, August 5, 2018, at Hardtn

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

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Tue
14
Aug

Betty Jane Walters

Betty Jane Walters, 87, of Olla, passed from this life on August 11, 2018, at Hardtner Medical Center in Urania. She was born on Sunday, October 26, 1930, to the union of her parents, Edgar H. Kirkham and Minnie L. Ratcliff Kirkham. As a direct descendent of a charter member, she was a lifetime and faithful member of Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church. She was also a first grade teacher in the LaSalle Parish School System. In her efforts to be the best teacher she could be, she acquired a Bachelor’s, Master’s Degree, and +30 hours in Education, and retired with over 30 years of service teaching children to read and write. She was a dedicated wife, and a supportive, attentive, and loving mother to her four children. Services were held at 10 a.m., Tuesday, Aug. 14, at Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church near Olla with the Revs. Gary Norris and Joel Johnson officiating.

Tue
14
Aug

Everett Stanfield

Everett Stanfield, 83, of Trout, passed from this life on Wednesday, August 8, 2018, at the LaSalle General Hospital of Jena. He was born August 26, 1934. Mr. Stanfield served in the United States Army during his young life and also worked as an E.M.T. during his working career. He enjoyed spending time with his beloved grandchildren and family. Services were held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 11, in the chapel of Kinner and Stevens Funeral Home in Jena with Rev. Clyde Gremilion officiating. Interment with full military honors followed in the Belah Cemetery under direction of Kinner and Stevens, Inc. of Jena. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Jeanette Lorine Schatzle Stanfield; son, Terry Stanfield; brothers, Charlie Stanfield and Herbert Stanfield; four sisters, Ionie Bell, Inez Stanfield, Irene Stanfield, and Pauline Morris; and son-in-law, James Atkins.

Tue
14
Aug

Flora Belle McCarthy

Flora Belle McCarthy, 85, of the Sandy Lake Community of Catahoula Parish passed from this life on Tuesday, August 7, 2018 in Sandy Lake. She was born November 13, 1932 to the union of her parents, Rev. A.  B. Masters, Sr. and Susie Morris Masters. Mrs. McCarthy was a homemaker and a very loving mother, grandmother and friend to all. Graveside services were held at 11 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 9, at End of The Trail Cemetery in Sandy Lake with Rev. Joel Ford officiating. Interment followed under direction of Magnolia Funeral Home of Alexandria. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charlie McCarthy; son, Michael Edward McCarthy; her parents; brothers, Johnny Masters, William L. Masters and James S. Masters. Those left to cherish her memory are her daughters, Delores McEntyre and Charlotte McMillian, both of Sandy Lake; son, Mark McCarthy of Sandy Lake; brothers, A. B. Masters, Jr.

Tue
14
Aug

Dorothy Faye Lincecum

Dorothy Faye Lincecum, 89, of Pollock, passed from this life on Sunday, August 5, 2018, at Hardtner Medical Center in Urania. She was born September 10, 1928 in Selma to the union of her parents, James and Callie Hennigan Graves. Mrs. Lincecum was a homemaker and a member of the Lincecum Baptist Church. Services were held at 11 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 9, at Lincecum Baptist Church of Pollock with Rev. Jim Wingeart officiating. Interment followed in the Lincecum Cemetery of Pollock under direction of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Gordon “Bill” Lincecum; sisters, Doris, Ivy, Leota, Opha, Katie and Jimmy. Those left to cherish in her memory include her daughter, Sandra Wilson of Georgetown; sisters, Bobbie and Ruth; brothers, Charlie, J.

Tue
07
Aug

Rita N. Guin Shelton

Rita N. Guin Shelton, 64, of Tullos, passed from this life on Sunday, July 29, 2018 at the LaSalle General Hospital of Jena. Rita loved to cook, loved animals and her family. Services were held at 10 a.m., Thursday, August 2, at Tullos United Pentecostal Church with the Revs. Bruce Maxwell, E. R. Johnson and Shelton Guin officiating. Interment followed in the Georgetown Cemetery in Georgetown under direction of Magnolia Funeral Home of Alexandria. She was preceded in death by father, Clarence Guin; mother, Mary Edith Guin; and brother, Clarence Wayne Guin. Those left to cherish her memory include her husband, Richard William Shelton; children, Marida Shelton McDaniel, Stephanie Shelton, Andy Palmer, and John David Palmer; two brothers, Shelton Ray Guin and Joel Maurice Guin; nine grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews. Pallbearers were Ray Baum, Taylor Baum, Chance Grice, Richard McDaniel Jr., Heath Guin and Bobby Lynn Albert.

Tue
07
Aug

William “Billy” Smith

William Rand “Billy” Smith, 53, of Jena, passed from this life on Thursday, August 2, 2018, at the Ochsner Hospital in New Orleans following a brief illness. He was born January 4, 1965. Billy was a member of Searcy Baptist Church and was employed in the telecommunication field as a telephone technician. He liked guns and was an avid sportsman. Services were held at 10 a.m., Monday, Aug. 6, at Searcy Baptist Church with the Revs. Reid Terry, Steve Jones, and Johnnie Phillips officiating. Interment followed in the Smith Family Cemetery of Jena under direction of Kinner and Stevens Funeral Home of Jena. He was preceded in death by his mother, Aldis Boyd Smith; and a sister Monty Lanier. Those left to cherish his memory include his wife, Loretta Smith of Jena; daughter, Emmalee Smith of Jena; son, Will Smith of Thibodaux; sister, Mary Jo Poole of Thibodaux; and his father, Freddie Rand “Sonny” Smith. Pallbearers were Brand Bignar, Marty Cooper, Dustin Keene, Bryan Robertson, L. D.

Tue
07
Aug

Alice “Linda” Clingan

Alice “Linda” Clingan, 85, of Jonesville, passed from this life on Friday, August 3, 2018 in Jonesville. She was born Friday, November 4, 1932 in Utility to the union of her parents, Houston O. Boyd, Sr. and Martha Oneal Boyd. Linda was a resident of Jonesville, a lifelong member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church and retired from the Catahoula Parish School System as a lunchroom worker at Block High School. She was an avid gardener, a devoted wife, mother and grandmother, who loved to cook for her family and friends. Services were held at 10 a.m., Monday, August 6, at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in the Sandy Lake Community with the Revs. Mickey Hudnall, Dustin Robertson, and David Richmond officiating. Interment followed in the Pine Grove Cemetery at Rhinehart under direction of Young’s Funeral Home of Jonesville. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Curtis Doughty; grandson, Israel Boothe; four brothers, Lloyd Boyd, H. O. Boyd, Jr., A. D.

Mon
30
Jul

Robert Keith Stringer

Robert Keith Stringer, 60, of Natchitoches, passed away peacefully early Tuesday morning, July 17, 2018. He was born February 7, 1958 in Natchitoches to the union of his parents, Cecil and June Barker Stringer. Robert was a graduate of Natchitoches Academy. He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed spending time outdoors, particularly in Kisatchie National Forest. He loved spending time with his family, especially with his grandson, Kane. Robert was a loving father, grandfather, son, brother and uncle and will be dearly missed by his family and friends. Services were held at 2 p.m., Saturday, July 21, at Blanchard-St. Denis Funeral Home in Natchitoches. Interment followed in the Memory Lawn Cemetery in Natchitoches.

Mon
30
Jul

Charles E. Taylor

Charles Edgar Taylor, of Jena, died Sunday, July 22, 2018, after a long and valiant battle against rheumatoid arthritis and its ravages, at the age of 74 years and 10 months. He was born on September 19, 1943 near Jonesville, to the union of Lee Edgar and Mary Tolar Taylor. Charles was a truck driver in the oil industry for 32 years, and was respected by all who knew him. He was a man of simple tastes. In healthier times he took great pleasure in gardening, woodworking, deer hunting with dogs, and fishing with his family. His children cherish the memories made as they spent many hours white perch fishing in the lakes and bayous near their home in Jonesville. Memorial services were held at 2 p.m., Friday, July 27, at First Baptist Church in Jena with Jerry Gurie giving the opening prayer, Rev. Terry Townsend reading scripture, Rev. Johnnie Phillips sharing some thoughts, and message by Rev. Dominick DiCarlo, FBC pastor. Ron Carr led in the closing prayer.

Mon
30
Jul

Jennie Belle White

Jennie Belle White, 81, of Jonesville, passed from this life on Sunday, July 29, 2018, at the Rapides Regional Medical Center in Alexandria. She was born on Monday, September 28, 1936 in Natchez, Mississippi, to the union of her parents, Carl and Daisy Harper. Jennie retired from teaching in the Catahoula Parish School System and founded the Bread Crumb. She was a resident of Jonesville and a member of Utility Baptist Church. Services will be held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, August 1, at Utility Baptist Church with the Revs. Ralph Webber and Mike Russell officiating. Interment will follow at Parhams Cemetery under direction of Young’s Funeral Home of Jonesville. She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, DuWayne White; granddaughter, Casey White; and sister, Winona Elias.

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