Obituaries

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Wallace N. Walker, Sr.

Wallace Nelson Walker, Sr., 78, of Jena, passed from this life on Saturday, December 1, 2018, at his residence.

He was born September 17, 1940 in Jena.

Services were held at 12-noon Thursday, Dec. 6, in the chapel of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena with Rev. Johnnie Phillips officiating.

Interment followed in the Jena Cemetery, east of Jena, under direction of Hixson Brothers, Inc. of Jena.

He was preceded in death by his father, John Doilton Walker; mother, Gladys Matilda Edwards; and step brother, Larry Don Roberts.

Those left to cherish in his memory include his wife, Angie McNeely Walker of Jena; sons, Wallace “Rusty” Nelson Walker Jr. and wife Debra of Liberty, MS, and James Kevin Walker of Jena; step-brother, Charles David Roberts of Jena; and seven grandchildren, Cal Walker, Jesse Walker, Rick Walker, Phoenix LeJeune, Cadence Walker, Christian Walker, and Corban Walker.

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Barbara Jean Smeby

Barbara Jean Smeby, 78, of West Monroe, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, December 2, 2018.

She was born February 14, 1940 to the union of her parents, Jayson and Vetoile Gates.

Barbara was a member of the Light House Baptist Church. She owned and operated Barbara’s Daycare in her home. She enjoyed cooking, crafting, listening to gospel music, especially the Gaither’s, but most of all spending time with family and planning family reunions.

Services were held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 5, in the chapel of Mulhearn Funeral Home in West Monroe with Rev. Ricky Baker officiating, and Mike Downhour delivering the eulogy.

Graveside services followed at the Olla Cemetery in Olla with Rev. Bo Prather officiating, and burial under direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home of West Monroe.

She is preceded in death by her parents; and brother, Johnnie Gates.

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Edna Hodges

Edna Hodges, 86, of Kelly, passed from this life on Saturday, December 8, 2018, at Hardtner Medical Center in Urania.

She was born February 17, 1932 in Rosefield to the union of her parents, Charles and Alpha Hyde.

Mrs. Hodges was a member of the Rosefield Baptist Church and she loved to play the piano and sing. Her loving kindness was a virtue that will be remembered most about her. She was a mother to anyone that came to her house.

Services were held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 11, at Rosefield Baptist Church with Rev. Bubba Tucker officiating.

Interment followed in the church cemetery under direction of Riser Funeral Home of Columbia.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Wilbur Bryan Hodges; her parents; daughter, Gayla Urena; sons, John Hodges, Sr. and Joel Hodges; grandchildren, Bryan Stewart and Kristian Adams.

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William J. Dickey

William Joseph Dickey, 83, of Kelly, passed from this life on Sunday, December 2, 2018, at the St. Frances Cabrini Medical Center in Alexandria.

He was born August 26, 1935 in Crowville to the union of his parents, Garland and Mary Caraway Dickey.

Mr. Dickey was a Godly man who was a member of the Apostolic Truth Tabernacle. He was an active hunter and he also loved to fish. He was a family oriented man and he could play any instrument by ear. He also loved gardening and raising chickens.

Services were held at 10 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 6, at the Apostolic Truth Tabernacle with Pastor Sherman Jones and Rev. Allan Hatten officiating.

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

He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Lonnie Dickey, Robert Dickey  and Daniel Dickey; and one grandchild, J.J. Dickey.

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Carole Elizabeth Dey

Carole Elizabeth Dey, 55, of Jonesville, passed away Friday, November 30, 2018, at Ochsner Medical Center in New Orleans, after a lengthy illness.

Carole was a 1981 graduate of Harrisonburg High School. She was manager of Subway of numerous years. Her favorite place to be was the beach.

Services were held at 10 a.m., Monday, Dec. 3, at Liberty Worship Center in Jonesville.

Interment followed in the Pine Grove Cemetery of Rhinehart under direction of Magnolia Funeral Home of Alexandria.

She was preceded in death by her parents, George Jr and Mattie S. Dey; sister, Mary Ann Dey; grandparents, Clarence and Altha Strange and George Sr and Elizabeth Dey.

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O. Alan Thompson, II

Oscar Alan Thompson, II, 25, of Selma, Texas, entered eternal rest on Friday, November 16, 2018 at University Hospital in the arms of his loving family.

Known as Alan to his loved ones, he was a member of Anacoco First Baptist Church and a Northwestern State University Alumni Member.

He was born in Alexandria, LA on January 29, 1993.

Alan attended Anacoco Junior High School and was a member of the track team where he attained a gold medal in long-jump. Alan went on to graduate from Leesville High School in Leesville, as part of the Class of 2011.

He attended Louisiana State University for three years and later transferred to Northwestern State University to attain his bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Business Management. After he graduated, he used his degree in order to pursue his career in managing diversified businesses under Glenn Williams and Associates Incorporated.

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Dorothy “Dot” King

Dorothy Jean “Dot” Sanson King, 74, died at the Carpenter House on Sunday, December 2, 2018, in Baton Rouge, after a battle with pancreatic cancer.  

She was born on February 7, 1944, in Ferriday, to the union of her parents, Everett and Lela Sanson.  

Dot graduated from Ferriday High School and later married James Edward King on February 9, 1964.  

Dot was a homemaker and loved being involved in her church.  She served as church hostess and taught Sunday School and Vacation Bible School. She enjoyed watching sports, both local and the LSU Tigers.  She volunteered as a band booster and chaperoned many church and school trips with her children.

She was a long-time resident of Olla, but moved to Baton Rouge, in 2005 to live near her children and grandchildren.

Memorial services will be held at noon, Saturday, December 8, at the Evangeline Baptist Church of Wildsville. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m.

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Velma Sue Brooks

Velma Sue Brooks, 98, of Jena, passed from this life on Tuesday, November 27, 2018, at the LaSalle Nursing Home of Jena.

She was born September 17, 1920 in Jena to the union of her parents, John Marvin Allen and Susie Roberts Allen.

Mrs. Sue was a member of East Jena Baptist Church, where she taught adult women’s Sunday School. During her years of employment, she worked at Belden, Taylor’s Department Store, Hayes Lumber Company and the LADD Center in Jena. She was also a seamstress.

Services were held at 10 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 1, at East Jena Baptist Church with the Revs. Johnny Phillips and Bobby McGee officiating.

Interment followed in Woodland Cemetery, east of Jena, under direction of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena.

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Winnick Prudhomme Jr.

Winnick Vernon Prudhomme, Jr., 68, of Sherwood, passed from this life on Thursday, November 29, 2018, at his residence.

He was born December 10, 1949 in Monroe to the union of his parents, Winnick Vernon Prudhomme, Sr. and Margie Lee Tarver Prudhomme.

Services were held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 1, in the chapel of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena with Rev. Brant Randall officiating.

Interment followed in the Randall Cemetery near Jena under direction of Hixson Brothers, Inc. of Jena.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Lavern Riley Prudhomme; and sisters, Jo Williams, and Laynette Salter.

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Leta T. Carson

Leta Thompson Carson, 74, of Denham Springs, passed from this life on Saturday, November 24, 2018 at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center in Baton Rouge.

She was a member of Victory Baptist Church of Walker. She worked with children’s choirs, taught Sunday School, served as church secretary, all at the various churches while being a pastor’s wife.

Mrs. Carson enjoyed her grandchildren and family and will be missed but not forgotten.

Services were held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 27, at Lincecum Baptist Church in Georgetown with the Revs. Lloyd Whitman, Jim Winegart and Lynn Rodrigue, along with Dr. Bill Robertson, officiating.

Interment followed in the Lincecum Baptist Church Cemetery under direction of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Alexandria.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Lester Leo and Altha Elizabeth Nugent Thompson; sister, Faye Morse; niece, Freda Morse; and nephew, D. L. Morse.

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