Obituaries

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05
Jun

Hilda Barber

Hilda Barber, 75, of Trout, passed from this life on Saturday, May 27, 2017, at her residence.

She was born March 24, 1942 in Pineville.

Mrs. Barber was a retired Certified Nurses’ Aide.

Services were held at 2 p.m., Monday, May 29, at Zenoria Baptist Church in the Zenoria Community with the Revs. Joel Johnson and Mark Breland officiating.

Interment followed in the Chalk Hill Cemetery in the Little Creek Community under direction of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Edgar Willie Barber; infant daughter, Tammy Teresa Barber; son, Eddy Joseph Barber; mother, Idell Chudon Ponds; step father, Otis Ponds; and father, Lem Breland.

Tue
30
May

Mercedes Breithaupt

Mary Mercedes Breithaupt, 77, of Jena, passed from this life on Friday, May 26, 2017, at the LaSalle General Hospital of Jena. She was born November 14, 1939 in Washington, Louisiana to the union of her parents, John and Estelle Stephens Joubert. Mrs. Breithaupt was a Registered Nurse at the LaSalle Nursing Home of Jena for many years. Services were held at 2 p.m., Saturday, May 27, in the chapel of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena with Minister Evelyn Thompson officiating. Interment followed in the Pine Grove Cemetery of Rhinehart under direction of Hixson Brothers, Inc. of Jena. She was preceded in death by her husband, James M. Breithaupt; her parents; and a sister, Alphee Mae Joubert.

Mon
22
May

Eddie Taylor

Wilber Edgar “Eddie” Taylor, 72, of Winnfield, passed away on Saturday, May 20, 2017.

He was born Wednesday, March 21, 1945 in Natchez, MS, attended Laurel Heights Baptist Church and was retired from Franks Logging. He loved fishing and spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Services were held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, May 23, in the chapel of Southern Funeral Home in Winnfield with the Revs. Arthur Robinson and Wallace Ingles officiating.

Interment followed in the Zion Hill Cemetery in Tannehill under direction of Southern Funeral Home of Winnfield.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Otha and Octavia Coleman Taylor; wife, Chloteen Newsom Taylor; brothers, Tommy Taylor and Lonnie Taylor.

Mon
22
May

Fount Price, Jr.

James Fount Price, Jr., 71, of Summerville, passed from this life on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at Glenwood Regional Medical Center in West Monroe.

He was born July 8, 1945 in Oakdale to the union of his parents, James Fount Price, Sr. and Fern Cudd Price.

Fount was a lifelong cowboy and a rodeo producer for many years, as well as being employed in the oilfield for many years.

Services were held at 11 a.m., Thursday, May 18, in the chapel of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena with the Revs. Bill Jackson and Todd Norris officiating.

Interment followed in the Taylor Chapel Cemetery in the Summerville Community under direction of Hixson Brothers, Inc. of Jena.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Katherine Sue Smith; and nephew, Lamar Fannin.

Mon
22
May

Lovida Miller Fife

Lovida Miller Fife, 93, of Tullos, passed from this life on Sunday, May 21, 2017, at Hardtner Medical Center in Urania.

She was born July 8, 1923 in Urania to the union of her parents, Willie and Edna Fife.

Mrs. Fife was a homemaker, a retired florist, and a retired food nutritionist with the school system. She was a member of the Church of Christ in Olla.

Services will be at 2 p.m., Wednesday, May 24, from the chapel of Riser Funeral Home in Olla with Rev. Scott Smith officiating.

Interment will follow in the Forest Lawn Cemetery in Pineville under direction of Riser Funeral Home of Olla.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Homer Fife; two daughters, Irma Fife Terral and Evelyn Fife Keene; her parents; and brother, William Dewey Miller.

Mon
22
May

Aubin Ray Feazell

Aubin Ray Feazell, 76, of Bossier City, passed from this life on Thursday, May 18, 2017, in a Shreveport hospital following a brief illness.

He was born June 5, 1940 in Athens to the union of his parents, Lawrence and Beatrice Davidson Feazell.

Aubin Ray retired from the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development. He was an engineer technician, and attended Elm Grove Baptist Church.

Services were held at 10 a.m., Monday, May 22, in the chapel of Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Shreveport with his son, Dr. Rick Feazell, and grandson, Colin Feazell, officiating.

Interment followed at 1 p.m. in the Hurricane Cemetery in Athens under direction of Rose-Neath Funeral Home of Shreveport.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Lareta Feazell, Inez Thompson, O’Neal Anderson, Ruby Gathright, and Peggy Ramsey; brothers, James Feazell and Arvil Feazell.

Mon
22
May

W. Leonard Benson Sr.

William Leonard Benson, Sr., 82, of Jena, passed from this life on Sunday, May 21, 2017, at his residence.

He was born August 28, 1934 in Clarks to the union of his parents, Elton Marion and Katie Lee Rietzell Benson.

Leonard was a truck driver for the LaSalle Parish Police Jury.

Services were held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, May 23, in the chapel of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena with the Revs. Jimmy Keene and Terry Doughty officiating.

Interment followed in the Pine Grove Cemetery of Rhinehart under direction of Hixson Brothers, Inc. of Jena.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Fred Marion Benson; and sister, Mary Jane Goodwin.

Mon
15
May

Mavis Harp Steen

Mavis Catherine Harp Steen, 98, of Jena, passed from this life on Sunday, May 14, 2017, in Jena.

She was born June 29,1918 in Grayson to the union of her parents, Fred Clark and Angie Irene Cloyd Harp.

Mrs. Steen was a school teacher and taught for many years in the LaSalle Parish School System. She was a member of Nolley Memorial United Methodist Church in Jena.

Services will be held at 1 p.m., Thursday, May 18, at Nolley Memorial United Methodist Church in Jena with the Revs. Truman Stagg, J. Roddie Taylor and Amanda Carpenter officiating.

Interment will follow in Nolley Memorial Cemetery under direction of Kinner and Stevens, Inc. of Jena.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Don H. Steen; her parents; a son, Fred B. Steen; and a sister, Carlotta Harp Thomas.

She is survived by her daughter, Donna Steen Permenter and husband Paul of Tyler, Texas.

Mon
15
May

Zachery D. Robinson

Zachery D. Robinson (Banes), 24, of Tullos, entered eternal rest on Sunday, May 7, 2017, in LaSalle Parish.

Services were held at 10 a.m., Thursday, May 11, at the Life Church in Olla with Rev. Steve Cripps officiating.

Interment followed in the Urania Cemetery in Urania under direction of Gallagher Funeral Home of Ball.

Survivors include his mother, Jennifer Robinson of Olla; his father, Bennie “Lyn” Banes (Lori Whatley) of Urania; maternal grandparents, Joanie Randall (Rex) of Olla; paternal grandmother, Betty Banes; maternal great grandparents, Alvie Snody (Isabel) and Melba Deville (George); one son, Karrson Andrew Parsley; daughter, Addilynn Ruth Robinson; four brothers, Christian Crafts, Michael Banes, Marcus Elkins and Harley Stroud; and five sisters, Chelsey Carter, Whitney Crafts, Tessa Banes, Brittany Banes, and Kaitlin Elkins.

Mon
15
May

Slater Blade Smith

Slater Blade Smith, 21, of Jonesville, passed from this life on Thursday, May 11, 2017, in Jonesville.

He was born Wednesday, June 7, 1995 in Pineville.

Slater was an avid outdoorsman who loved baseball, fishing, and hunting and he loved spending time with his family and friends.

Graveside services were held at 2 p.m., Monday, May 15, at the Heard Cemetery of Manifest with Rev. David Poole officiating.

Interment followed under direction of Young’s Funeral Home of Jonesville.

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