Obituaries

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Glenda deNux Edwards

Glenda deNux Edwards

Glenda deNux Edwards, 83, of Jonesville, passed from this life on Sunday, February 7, 2021 at her home in Jonesville.

She was born November 1, 1937 in Marksville to the union of her parents, Bill deNux and Juliette Barbin deNux.

Glenda and her late husband, Morris Edwards, opened Northeast Furniture and Northeast Finance in Jonesville and operated it for years, before handing the business off to their sons.

Services were held at 12-noon, Tuesday, Feb. 9, at St. Gerard Catholic Church in Jonesville with Rev. Joseph Xavier officiating.

Interment followed in the Heard Cemetery at Manifest under direction of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Morris Edwards; parents; and sister, Sandra deNux.

Those left to cherish in her memory include her sons, Keith Edwards, Craig Edwards, Henry Edwards, and Brad Edwards, all of Jonesville; 12 grandchildren; and 21 great grandchildren.

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10
Feb

Emma L. Wright

Emma L. Wright

Emma Longmire Wright, 72, of Jena, passed from this life on Sunday, January 7, 2021, at the Rapides Regional Medical Center in Alexandria.

She was born June 30, 1948 in Good Pine.

Emma was retired. She had been employed at Belden until they closed, and then she served at Good Pine Middle School and later transferred to Jena Elementary School. She also worked at Walmart in Jena.

She graduated from Good Pine High School in 1965.

Services were held at 1 p.m., Friday, Jan. 22 at First Baptist Church in Jena with Rev. Lionel Hatten officiating.

Interment followed in the Webster Cemetery in Good Pine under direction of Robinson Family Mortuary of Alexandria.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Lena Carter; her step-father, Oscar Lee; and her ex-husband, John Longmire.

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10
Feb

Clifford Bret Wishum

Clifford Bret Wishum

Clifford Bret Wishum, 56, of Jena, passed from this life on Friday, January 29, 2021.

He was born Wednesday, August 12, 1964 in Winnfield to the union of his parents, Cliff Wishum and Ona Faye Floyd Wishum.

Services were held at 1 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 2, in the chapel of Kinner and Stevens Funeral Home in Jena with the Revs. Chase Weeks and Brandon Poole officiating.

Interment followed in the Belah Cemetery in the Belah Community under direction of Kinner and Stevens, Inc. of Jena.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Tiffany Brooke Wishum; and grandparents, Clifford and Nannie Pearl Sterling Wishum, and Windsor and Dorothy Poole Floyd.

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10
Feb

Steven N. Tomlinson

Steven N. Tomlinson

Steven Nevada Tomlinson, 65, of Jonesville, passed from this life on Sunday, January 31, 2021.

He was born March 5, 1955.

Steven was a high school graduate of Harrisonburg High School, class of 1973. He was a member of Meyers Bend Pentecostal Church. During his employment years he drove Charles Chip Truck, worked offshore, was a board member on Family Helping Families and retired from Catahoula Correctional Center after 17½-years.

He loved to work with his honey bees, was an avid gardener, and loved collecting junk trucks, horse trading, old tractors and anything outdoors. His true passion was helping people. Doors were opened to do this more when he became a board member for Family Helping Families.

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10
Feb

Nancy Ricketts

Nancy Ricketts

Nancy Gayle Ricketts, 65 of Tullos, passed away on Monday, February 1, 2021.

She was born Saturday, November 19, 1955 in Winnfield.

Nancy was a member of Berean Baptist Church where she served as pianist and Sunday School Teacher.

Services were held at 1 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 6, at the chapel of Southern Funeral Home of Winnfield with the Revs. Larry Bryant and Joseph Hoffman officiating.

Interment followed in the Calvary Baptist Church Cemetery west of Tullos under direction of Southern Funeral Home of Winnfield.

She was preceded in death by her father, Willie B. Butler.

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10
Feb

Jordan Lane Perrin

Jordan Lane Perrin

Jordan Lane Perrin, 23, of Harrisonburg, passed from this life from injuries he received in a traffic accident on February 3, 2021 near Jonesville.

He was born November 24, 1997.

Services were held at 10 a.m., Sunday, Feb. 7, at Liberty Worship Center in Jonesville with Pastor Steven Ford and Greg Patten officiating.

Interment followed in the Harrisonburg Cemetery in Harrisonburg under direction of Magnolia Funeral Home of Alexandria.

He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Sherrol Roark; great grandparents, Louis and Georgie Perrin and Richard and Doris Roark.

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10
Feb

Larry L. LeGrande, Sr.

Larry L. LeGrande, Sr.

Larry Lane LeGrande, Sr., 82, of Lafayette, passed from this life on Tuesday, February 2, 2021 in Urania.

He was born June 17, 1938 in Minden to the union of John Alfred LeGrande, Sr. and Mollie Ettredge LeGrande.

Services were held at 10 a.m., Friday, Feb. 5, in the chapel of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena with Rev. Ricky Gresham 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 parents; brothers, John Harold LeGrande, and John Alfred LeGrande, Jr.; and sister, Julia LeGrande Clinton.

Those left to cherish in his memory include his son, Larry Lane LeGrande, Jr. of Belah; daughters, Paula LeGrande of Lafayette, Denee Elliott of Trout, Deffinee Robbins of Trout, and Donna Elliott of Sicily Island; brother, Willie LeGrande of Belah; 16 grandchildren; and 22 great grandchildren.

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10
Feb

Tommy Hicks, Jr.

Tommy Hicks, Jr

Thomas “Tommy” Jackson Hicks, Jr., 73, of Olla, passed from this life peacefully on Wednesday, February 3, 2021, at his home.

He was born July 17, 1947 in Vicksburg, Mississippi to the union of his parents, Thomas Hicks, Sr. and Nora Mae Standifer Hicks.

Tommy was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather. He loved life, joking around, mud riding in is Toyota Land Cruiser, hunting, and fishing. Tommy was a proud Mason, and Shriner.

He loved riding his motorcycle in all the parades, frying turkeys at Thanksgiving, playing Santa Claus at Christmas, he loved his cat “Patches”, and his rooster “Rooster”. Tommy loved his family, friends, going to church, but most of all he loved Jesus.

Tommy worked for many years as a General Foreman of a Pipeline Chemical Plant.

Services were held at 3 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 7, at Olla First Baptist Church with Rev. Dennis Baker officiating.

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10
Feb

Thelma Faye Hall

Thelma Faye Hall

Thelma Faye Hall, 83, of Dallas, Texas, and formerly of LaSalle Parish, passed from this life on Wednesday, February 3, 2021.

She was born November 25, 1937 in Winn Parish to the union of her parents, Louis Clifford Hallmark and Thelma Wilson Hallmark.

Faye has been a resident of Dallas, TX since the death of her husband, James David Hall, in 2015, and attended Emmanuel Pentecostal Church in Mesquite, TX.

She was a resident of Tullos and Olla most of her life and attended Urania Pentecostal Church and Olla Pentecostal Church in these years.

Graveside services were held at 1 p.m., Monday, Feb. 8, at Magnolia Cemetery, just west of Tullos, with Rev. Jonathan Crist officiating.

Interment followed under direction of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena.

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10
Feb

Robert “Bubba” Gray

Robert “Bubba” Gray

Robert Earl “Bob” Gray, 81, of Magnolia, Texas, and formerly of Jena, went home to be with Jesus on Thursday, January 28, 2021.

He was born in Henderson, Texas on November 27, 1939 to the union of his parents, Robert Lee and Adrian Burton Gray.

Soon after his birth, his family moved to Good Pine, in LaSalle Parish where he grew up. He graduated from Jena High School in 1957 and attended Southwest Mississippi College in Summit, Mississippi and Louisiana Tech in Ruston.

Bubba, as he was known to many of his friends, proudly served in the Army National Guard and Reserve.

He was married to Margaret Taylor, daughter Dee and Ethel Wright Taylor, of Jena in 1961. They were blessed with three children, who have given them seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Bob loved and thoroughly enjoyed time with each of them.

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