Obituaries

Obituaries

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Robert “T-Bob” Cassels, Jr., 78, of the Rosefield Community, passed from this life on Sunday, Sep

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Chuckey Marvin Foley, 57, of Orlando, Florida and a native of Jena, LA, passed away to be with th

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Shirley Beth Hatten, 77, of Jena, passed from this life on Friday, September 14, 2018, at the LaS

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Mary Parker Valentine Taylor, 94, of the Belah Community near Jena, passed from this life on Wedn

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

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Tue
04
Sep

Russell W. McClary

Russell William McClary, 68, of Olla, passed from this life on Friday, August 31, 2018, at Hardtner Medical Center in Urania. He was born March 8, 1950 in Columbia to the union of Calvin and Idell McClary. Russell was a truck driver all of his working life and he was a Pastor for many years. He loved hunting and fishing and spending time with his family. Services were held at 10 a.m., Monday, Sept. 3, at the First Baptist Church in Olla with the Revs. Shane Duke and Greg Dunn officiating. Interment followed in the Beech Creek Cemetery of Olla under direction of Riser Funeral Home of Olla. He was preceded in death by his wife, Brenda Nugent McClary; son, Cal McClary; and his parents. He is survived by his son, Gary McClary and wife Kristy of Palisade, CO; daughter, April Cotten and husband David of Olla; brother, Waymon McClary and wife Wanda of Keatchie, LA; grandchildren, Chelsey Cotten, Clay Cotten, Drew Dempewolf, Kyla McClary, Grayson McClary, Lauren McClary, and Emery McClary.

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04
Sep

Doney L. Gant

Doney Lisenby Streetman Gant, 86, of Vidalia, passed from this life on Saturday, September 1, 2018, at Merit Health in Natchez, Mississippi. She was born on Thursday, September 24, 1931 in Standard to the union of her parents, Thomas Dalton and Neva Slay Streetman. Services will be at 1 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 5, in the chapel of Young’s Funeral Home in Ferriday with Rev. Jerry Sharp, Jr. officiating. Interment will follow at Greenlawn Cemetery in Natchez under direction of Young’s Funeral Home of Ferriday. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, General Gradon Lisenby; husband, Ira Pete Gant; husband, W. G. Brock; seven brothers, John Henry Streetman, Leo Virgil Streetman, L. D. Streetman, James Burt Jinks, Harold Jinks, George Streetman, and Joseph Streetman; and two sisters, Josie Burkett and Mary Spangler.

Tue
04
Sep

Wyannie Cox Flowers

Wyannie Cox Flowers, 105, of Sammamish, Washington, and a native of Olla, passed from our lives to Heaven on Friday, August 17, 2018 at her home. She was born May 20, 1913 near Olla to the union of her parents, John Alexander Cox and Rosa Lillie Hopkins Cox. Wyannie grew up outside of Olla on the family farm where she had fond memories of her rural childhood. She walked to school several miles each day, and took her studies very seriously. Despite having to manage her share of the family chores and other demands of farm life at the time, she was a disciplined student throughout. As the first person in her family to go to college, Wyannie graduated from Louisiana Tech University in 1935, and later earned her Masters Degree in Education from Stephen F. Austin State University in Texas. She taught school in Louisiana, Oklahoma, and for the Department of Defense Dependent Schools (DoDDS) while on an accompanied Army posting to Trieste, Italy with her late husband Lt. Col.

Tue
04
Sep

Iley H. Evans, Jr.

Iley Harris Evans, Jr., 71, of Columbia and a native of Olla, passed from this life at his home in Columbia on Wednesday, August 29, 2018, surrounded by his loving family. He was born June 18, 1947 in Olla. Iley leaves a legacy of a life well-lived. He served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War and attended law school at Louisiana State University. He served as the Assistant District Attorney for the 37th Judicial District for fifteen years before being elected as District Attorney. He served in this position for twelve years. Iley was a member of the Louisiana Bar Association and the Louisiana District Attorney Association as well as numerous other clubs and organizations throughout the years. He loved the people of Caldwell Parish and felt it an honor to represent and serve them. Iley was a member of Grayson Baptist Church. Services were held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 1, at Grayson Baptist Church with Rev.

Tue
04
Sep

Virginia Ann Crawford

Virginia Ann Crawford, 57, of Olla, passed from this life to a new life on Tuesday, August 28, 2018, at her residence following an extended illness. She was born November 2, 1960 in Pollock to the union of her parents, Buel Price and Joyce Frazier Price. Virginia was a member of Standard Baptist Church. To know her was to love her. Services were held at 10 a.m., Friday, Aug. 31, from the sanctuary of Standard Baptist Church at Olla with Rev. Shad Tibbs officiating and Rev. Sullivan Phillip Crawford, IV, delivering the eulogy.

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04
Sep

Iris Evelene Cannaday

Iris Evelene Cannaday of Harrisonburg was received into Heaven on Saturday, September 1, 2018. Mrs. Cannaday was a member of the First Baptist Church of Harrisonburg. She was an avid fisherman and hunter, and enjoyed outdoors and gardening in her spare time. A private graveside service was held at 10 a.m., Tuesday, September 3, in the Harrisonburg Cemetery. Arrangements were under direction of Kinner and Stevens Funeral Home of Jena. She was preceded in death by her parents, Rufus Loyd Cruse and Beulah M. Ainsworth Cruse; and one brother, Cleon Cruse. Those left to cherish her memory and mourn her loss are daughters, Bernie Cannaday Hawkins and husband John, and Nona Cannaday Mills and husband James; one sister, Vera D Poole; one brother, Kenneth Cruse; three grandchildren, Brandon Mills, Jaimie Trisler, and Malloy Hawkins, and two great grandchildren.

Tue
28
Aug

Mary Sue Evans Crawford Flacy

Mary Sue Evans Crawford Flacy, 80, of Harrisonburg, went to her heavenly home on Tuesday, August 21, 2018. She was born August 26, 1937 in Harrisonburg to the union of her parents, George W. and Lilly Ford Evans. Mrs. Flacy was a member of First Baptist Church of Harrisonburg where she co-taught the Searchers and Seekers Sunday School Class, was active with the youth programs and enjoyed taking her grandchildren and great-grandchildren to their activities. She, along with her friend, Ann Sargent enjoyed planning bus trips for the senior adults. She will long be remembered for her boundless energy, quick wit and loving spirit that she shared with all she knew and loved. Services were held at 10 a.m., Friday, Aug. 24, from the sanctuary of First Baptist Church in Harrisonburg with Rev. Josh Adams officiating. Interment followed in the Harrisonburg Cemetery under direction of Riser Funeral Home of Columbia.

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28
Aug

Billie Sue Nugent Netherland

Billie Sue Nugent Netherland, 80, of Harrisonburg, passed from this life on Monday, August 20, 2018, at the LaSalle General Hospital of Jena. She was born on Tuesday, June 14, 1938 in Harrisonburg. Services were held at 3 p.m., Wednesday, August 22, at Community Pentecostal Church of Manifest with Brothers Brad Coleman, Tim Kirl and Ronnie House officiating. Interment followed in the Nebo Cemetery in the Nebo Community under direction of Young’s Funeral Home of Jonesville.

Tue
21
Aug

Nelda Nugent

Nelda Elaine Nugent, 81, of Urania, passed from her life on this earth, Saturday, August 18, 2018 at Hardtner Medical Center in Urania. She was a resident at LaSalle Nursing Home.

She was born October 7, 1936 in Urania to the union of Henry and Mildred Lee.

Mrs. Nugent retired from the LaSalle Parish School System after serving as custodian at Olla Elementary School in Olla.

Services were held at 10 a.m., Monday, Aug. 20, at the Urania First Baptist Church with pastor Rev. Bo Prather officiating.

Tue
21
Aug

William Brett Cooper

William Brett Cooper, 50, of Jena, passed from this life suddenly on Thursday August 16, 2018, in the Belah Community.

Brett, as he was affectionately known to all, was a mechanic in the automotive industry. He was an avid motorcycle rider and loved his bikes.

He was a “gentle giant” and had a great love for his family. He was an individual known by everyone in town. He will certainly be sadly missed by all who knew him.

Services will be held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 22, at Trinity Baptist Church near Jena with the Revs. Mike Russell and Johnnie Phillips officiating.

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