Obituaries

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Toby Poole

Toby Poole

Toby Poole, 55, of Manifest, passed from this life on Sunday, September 6, 2020, at his home.

Toby loved hunting, being outdoors, and anything to tinker on.

Graveside services were held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 9, at Andrews Cemetery of Aimwell with Brother Chase Womack officiating.

Interment followed under direction of Magnolia Funeral Home of Alexandria.

He was preceded in death by his spouse, Bee Bordelon Poole; mother, Lillie Poole; father, Donnie Poole; and two brothers, Steve Poole and Donnie Poole.

Those left to cherish his memory include his sons, Joshua Bordelon and wife Amy, and Nathan McBroom; daughter, Nikki Bignar; grandchildren, Allie Bordelon, Ella Bordelon, Dylan, Hayden, Leila, and Pyper Alexander, Taylor, Braylen, Nate, and Bailey McBroom; and one brother, Ernest Poole.

Pallbearers were Joshua Bordelon, Stony Alexander, Dylan Alexander, Hayden Alexander, Dino Hunstock and Chad Taylor.

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Kelby Patten

Kelby Patten

Kelby Patten, 49, of Olla, passed from this life on Monday, September 7, 2020 at Memorial Hermann Texas Medical Center in Houston, Texas.

Kelby loved his family! His second favorite love in life was likely a tie between LSU football and Batman. These would be quickly followed by the food network channel. He enjoyed fishing and sitting around a table playing Rook and eating.

Kelby loved to talk and visit with anyone who wanted to. It could have been a complete stranger and he would have sat there for hours and entertained conversation. Simply put, Kelby Patten was a family man.

Services were held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 12, at Life Church of LaSalle in Trout with Pastor Steve Cripps officiating.

Interment followed in the Oak Grove Cemetery near Manifest under direction of Magnolia Funeral Home of Alexandria.

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Terry Lee Pardue

Terry Lee Pardue

Terry Lee Pardue, 76, of Ball, passed from this life on Saturday, September 5, 2020.

He was born August 7, 1944 in Port Arthur, Texas, to the late Iley Avorn and Verda Ophelia Nash Pardue. The family moved to central Louisiana just three months after his birth and settled in the Ball area.

Terry proudly served our country in the United States Army and during his working life he was the Lead Warehouseman for SafetyKleen Corp. He was strong in his faith and had been a member of Paradise Baptist Church ever since the Pardue family joined the church in the 1950’s.

Terry loved his family and was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend who was dearly loved and will never be forgotten.

A service celebrating his life was held at 2 p.m., Friday, Sept. 11, in the chapel of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena.

Interment, with full military honors, followed in Renfrow Cemetery near Jena under direction of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena.

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Huey Pierce Norris

Huey Pierce Norris

Huey Pierce Norris, 91, of Georgetown, passed from this life on Tuesday, September 8, 2020 at his home.

Huey was a proud veteran of World War II, having served in the United States Navy.

Services were held at 4 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 12, at Beulah Baptist Church near Georgetown, with Rev. Lamar Carpenter officiating.

Interment followed at Starks Cemetery of Georgetown under direction of Magnolia Funeral Home of Alexandria.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Louise Blackshear Norris; father, Matthew Lee Norris, Sr.; mother, Ebbie Pearl Sweat Norris; brothers, Matthew Lee Norris, Jr. (Jimmy Lee), Dorman Brewster Norris, and Gerald Brian Norris, Sr.; sister, Joyce Yvonne Russo.

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Pamela Renee Johnson

Pamela Renee Johnson

Pamela Renee Johnson, 55, of Urania, passed from this life on Saturday, September 5, 2020 in the Jena Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Jena.

She was born October 10, 1964 in Orange County, Californaia to the union of Alton Johnson and Helen Thacker Johnson.

Pamela loved crafting and camping and family time and was brought up in a very loving and close family. She loved reading and one of her favorite hobbies was riding horses. Her favorite holiday was Halloween.

A memorial service was held at 11 a.m., Monday, Sept. 14, at Harris Chapel Cemetery near Olla, with arrangements handled by Riser Funeral Home of Olla.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her sister, Theresa Shelton; and brother, Lamar Johnson.

Left to cherish her memory are her two sisters, Robbin Johnson and Kathy Johnson; a sister-in-law, Debbie Johnson; and a host of nieces and nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins, whom she loved with all her heart.

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Corbin Gulde

Corbin Gulde

Corbin Gulde, 18, of West Monroe, passed from this life on Thursday, September 10, 2020, in West Monroe.

He was born February 7, 2002, in Monroe, to the union of his parents, Clint and Heather Gulde.

Corbin was a graduate of West Monroe High School and a student at LA Tech University. He worked in the Monroe DA’s Office and planned to pursue a career in criminal law.

He loved music and was an avid guitar player and singer. He is remembered for his strength, compassion, sense of humor, and his faith even in the midst of trial. In all these ways, Corbin was a light to people around him.

He had a passionate hope that his legacy would be to move people to support the life-saving work of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and to point people to the soul-saving work of the gospel of Jesus.

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Willie Mae Gough

Willie Mae Gough, 87, of Olla, went to her heavenly home on Thursday, September 10, 2020, at the Hilltop Nursing Center in Pineville, after a brave battle with alzheimers.

She was born September 3, 1933 in Bude, Mississippi, to the union of her parents, Jud M. Lincecum and Mary Fance Arnold Lincecum.

Mrs. Willie was a member of the Olla First Baptist Church for many years and she dearly loved her church family. She was a faithful member who was very active until her health prevented her from attending.

She was famous for her delicious tea cakes that she baked for family, friends and church meals. She had a gift for serving others and was always looking for ways to help other people.

Her family was the most important thing in the world to her and she especially loved spending time with her grandchildren. She will be missed greatly by all who knew and loved her.

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Charles “Chuck” Fritz

Charles “Chuck” Fritz

Charles “Chuck” Paul Fritz, 68, of Jonesville, passed from this life on Friday, September 11, 2020, at Rapides Regional Medical Center in Alexandria.

Services were held at 11 a.m., Sunday, Sept. 13, at Whitehall United Pentecostal Church in Whitehall with the Revs. Glenn Henderson, John Holloway and Don Taylor officiating.

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

He was preceded in death by his mother, Rev. Rhoda Gros; step-father, Rev. Earl Gros; father, William Fritz; sisters, Brenda Shexnayder, Judy Collins, and Earline Gros; and brothers, Wayne Fritz and Hudson Fritz.

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Larry W. Crawford

Larry W. Crawford, 81, of Foules, passed from this life peacefully on Saturday, September 12, at his home following a battle with myelofibrosis.

He was born Nov. 25, 1938 in Sicily Island to the union of John and Rosemary Crawford. Following his graduation from Louisiana Polytechnical Institute with a Bachelors in Science, Larry served his country in the United States Army and continued in the Army Reserve following active duty.

He then started his career at Armstrong Rubber Co. as a design engineer and left after 15 years of service to pursue his lifelong dream of operating the family farm. In 2004, he retired from farming and spent the remainder of his years hunting, enjoying time on his porch, and spending time with his family.

He was a member of the Board of Directors for Catahoula Parish Soil and Water Conservation District and attended Faith Baptist Church.

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Hazel Ruth Chapman

Hazel Ruth Chapman, 87, of Jonesville, was called into Heaven, on Tuesday, September 8, 2020, in her home surrounded by her family.

She was born January 18, 1933 in the Wallace Ridge Community, just north of Jonesville, to the union of Emby B. Davis and Mamie G. Ogelthorpe.

Ms. Chapman was a school bus driver by trade with a career spanning several retirements, her passion was volunteering for the Home Mission Board for 42 years traveling all over the USA and Mexico, building churches and teaching Bible School.

Graveside services were held at 2 p.m., Friday, September 11, at the Jena Cemetery, east of Jena, with Rev. Dustin Davis officiating.

Interment followed under direction of Kinner and Stevens Funeral Home of Jena.

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