Obituaries

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Mary Angelyn Thomas

Mary Angelyn Thomas

Mary Angelyn Thomas, 66, went to her heavenly home on Sunday, July 26, 2020 surrounded by those who loved her.

She was born October 22, 1953 in Urania to the union of her parents, Lawrence and Edith Holmes.

Mary loved nothing more than spending time with her family, doing arts, crafting, working puzzles, and baking.

She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend.

Memorial services were held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, July 29, in the chapel of Riser Funeral Home in Olla, with Rev. Ford Pickering officiating.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and a sister, Nancy Holmes.

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R. Dale McGuffee

Roger Dale McGuffee, 83, of Ball, entered eternal rest on Friday, July 31, 2020 at Naomi Heights Nursing facility in Alexandria.

He was born February 12, 1937 in Catahoula Parish to the union of his parents, former Catahoula Sheriff Richard “JY” Claude McGuffee and Mary Owens McGuffee.

Dale was a loving and giving father, brother, and friend. He was always putting the needs of others before himself and that stayed with him even in his later years in the Nursing Home. He enjoyed working outside in the yard and was a talented interior decorator, with an eye for details.

Dale was a faithful member of 1st Church of God on Hwy 1 in Lena and worked at Sears for over 30 years. He will forever be missed by those that loved and knew him.

Services will be held at 12-noon, Wednesday, August 5, in the chapel of Gallagher Funeral Home in Ball.

Interment will follow in Harrisonburg Cemetery under the direction of Gallagher Funeral Home and Crematory of Ball.

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Jolene Poole McGuffee

Jolene Poole McGuffee

Jolene McGuffee, 93, of Enterprise, passed from this life on Wednesday, July 29, 2020 at St. Francis Medical Center in Monroe following a brief illness.

She was born on April 13, 1927 at Rosefield to the union of her parents, Nathan H. Poole and Dessa McVay Poole.

Mrs. McGuffee was a member of New Ouachita Baptist Church at Enterprise where she enjoyed attending. She loved yard work, family, and watching sports.

Graveside services were held Sunday, August 2, at Manning Cemetery near Rosefield.

Interment followed under direction of Riser Funeral Home of Columbia.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Richard Elmond McGuffee; and her daughter-in-law, Judy McGuffee.

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Emma Ruth Breland

Emma Ruth Breland

Emma Ruth Sanders Breland, 72, of Jena, passed from this life on Monday, July 27, 2020. She was a fighter who fought a long and courageous battle with her illnesses.

She was born July 20, 1948 in Ferriday to the union of her parents, John Elton Sanders and Leola Estelle Thompson Sanders.

Services were held at 10 a.m., Thursday, July 30, at Bellevue Baptist Church in Jena with the Revs. Carlin Sanders and Bobby McGuire officiating.

Interment followed at Woodland Cemetery, east of Jena, under direction of Kinner and Stevens Funeral Home of Jena

She was preceded in death by her father; her husbands, Donald Troy Morace and Roger Dale Breland; and one daughter, Donna Boyette.

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29
Jul

Veronica L. Schleuter

Veronica L. Schleuter

Veronica Loice Schleuter entered into her heavenly home on Tuesday, July 21, 2020 after fighting an illness.

She was a loving wife, mother and Nana.

Services were held at 2 p.m., Saturday, July 25, at Beulah Baptist Church near Georgetown.

Interment followed in the Pine Hill Cemetery near Urania under direction of Riser Funeral Home of Olla and Columbia.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Jerry and Tommie Sanders; and her brother Gerry Sanders.

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Dwana Gail Miley

Dwana Gail Jones Miley, 66, of Tullos, passed from this life on Tuesday, July 21, 2020, at the Rapides Regional Medical Center in Alexandria.

She was born August 4, 1953 in Olla to the union of her parents, Walter Lee “Casey” Jones and Eunice Elizabeth Stephens Jones.

Dwana was an active member of the Pleasant Grove Church of God at Grayson until her health began to decline in the past few years. She was a loving wife, sister, aunt and friend to so many.

Dwana was known for her giving spirit of kindness as she was always willing to help anyone in need.

Graveside services were held at 2 p.m., Friday, July 24, in the Urania Cemetery in Urania with Rev. Jimmy Rowland officiating.

Interment followed under direction of Riser Funeral Home of Olla and Columbia.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and by her sister, Rev. Patricia Jones.

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29
Jul

Donald Seth LeMay

Donald Seth LeMay

Donald Seth Le-May, 82, of Jonesville, passed from this life on Sunday, July 5, 2020, in the Haven Nursing Home of Columbia.

He was born Friday, April 1, 1938 in Stamps, Arkansas to the union of his parents, Bennie Samuel LeMay and Ruby Brown LeMay.

Services were held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, July 8, at Pine Hill Baptist Church near Olla with Brothers Chase Weeks and Cory Fowler officiating.

Interment followed in the Pine Hill Church Cemetery near Olla under direction of Young’s Funeral Home of Jonesville.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Peggy Phillips LeMay; and three brothers, Allen LeMay, Tim LeMay and Tillman LeMay.

Survivors include three daughters, Debra DeVaux and husband Brian of Kelly, Teresa Peoples of Oakdale, and Shelia Ford of Winnsboro; one son, Steve LeMay of Manifest; nine grandchildren, ten great grandchildren, and a host of nieces and nephews.

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Margaret B. Kincaid

Margaret Bernice Hinson Kincaid, 93, of Dallas, Texas, and formerly of Jena, passed from this life on July 18, 2020, in Dallas.

She was born August 16, 1926 in Magnolia, Arkansas to Walter Drew Hinson and Katie Mae Sims Furman. She was the second of seven children.

Margaret and husband, Roy, traveled extensively in the United States as well as abroad during their lifetime. Her early married years were spent as a housewife and mother, but later she worked. Her favorite jobs were teaching modeling at John Robert Powers Modeling College and with Braniff Airlines.

During her time with Braniff she became manager of the flight attendant school. She taught the flight attendants how to dress, wear make-up properly, how to walk without being too prissy, and to be charming in their job.

Later she was promoted to manager of Personal Appearances. She was known to strictly enforce dress codes of all levels of the Braniff Corporation.

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Shirley Jean Fontenot

Shirley Jean Fontenot

Shirley Jean Fontenot, 50, passed from this life on Wednesday, July 22, 2020, at Our Lady of the Lake Medical Center in Baton Rouge.

Services were held at 2 p.m., Saturday, July 25, at Good Road Pentecostal Church of Jonesville with Rev. Chad Franklin officiating.

Interment followed in Heard Cemetery of Manifest under direction of Magnolia Funeral Home of Alexandria.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and two grandchildren, Aiden Joe Mayo and Nathan Alexander Mayo.

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Melissa E. Frederick

Melissa E. Frederick

Melissa Elaine McLain Frederick, 41, of Monroe, passed from this life on Thursday, July 23, 2020, in Monroe.

She was born February 1, 1979 in Columbia to the union of her loving parents, James Daniel McLain and Sharon Elaine Autrey McLain.

Melissa was a graduate of Louisiana Tech University and was also a licensed cosmetologist. She was a loving wife, mother, daughter, sister and friend. She was also a member of the Living Church of God.

Services were held at 10 a.m., Monday, July 27, from the chapel of Riser Funeral Home in Columbia with Rev. Frank Autrey officiating.

Interment followed in the Fellowship Cemetery, west of Columbia, under direction of Riser Funeral Home of Columbia.

She was preceded in death by her mother-in-law, Jan Becky Frederick; and by her paternal grandparents, J.D. and Gladys McLain.

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