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Glen D. McKeithen

Glen Dale McKeithen, 80, of Urania, passed from this life on Tuesday, October 31, 2017 in Urania, the place of his birth. He was born January 25, 1937 to the union of A. Glen McKeithen and Nellie Cook McKeithen. As a young boy, Glen was always outside, and this continued into his adulthood. He was an avid outdoorsman.. He loved to fish, hunt, bird watch, and he knew the name of every tree and bush in LaSalle Parish, and beyond! He was always ready to give a “lesson”, if you were willing to listen. One of his favorite days of the year was the day the Painted Bunting appeared on his bird feeder. He would announce their coming to all of his friends and family by telephone. Glen served in the United States Navy and was world traveled by the time he was nineteen years old. After he left the Navy, he worked for The Urania Lumber Company, in the Tullos oilfield, and finished his working career with Placid Oil Company as a Production Foreman.

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Micheal Poole

On October 7, 2017, our son, father, papaw, brother, nephew, uncle and friend, Micheal Lamar Poole, was released from his earthly body and relieved of his fight with cancer. Mike was quick to laugh and had a smile for everyone. He was known during his years at Jena High as a great football player and a legendary baseball player. His love for baseball extended into his adult life and he spent many years coaching and volunteering at the Ward 10 Baseball Complex in Tioga, La. He loved music and was a great dancer. He swept many a partner off her feet, literally. Other than his family, Micheal’s enjoyment throughout his life was his cows, horses and his dogs. He loved his camp on Old River and spent most of his time there. He was either fishing or hunting, talking about fishing or hunting, or planning a fishing trip or hunting trip. His family feels that Mike would have had it no other way than to leave this life on opening day of season.

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Edward Wayne Schoen

Edward Wayne Schoen, 59, of Georgetown, passed from this life on Tuesday, October 31, 2017, at his residence. He was born January 2, 1958 in Houston, Texas to the union of his parents, Carlie Henry and Geraldine Hodges Schoen. Edward Wayne worked as a machinist with Dresser Industries for 20 years and he loved fishing, hunting and playing cards. Services were held at 2 p.m., Friday, Nov. 3, at Beulah Baptist Church near Georgetown with Rev. Lamar Carpenter officiating. Interment followed in the Zion Cemetery near Georgetown under direction of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena. He was preceded in death by his parents, and a brother, C. H. Schoen, Jr. Those left to cherish his memory include his brother, Frank Schoen of Georgetown and sister, Betty Brisbin of Huffman, TX.

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Karen Ruth Little

Karen Ruth Little, 62, of Monroe and a former resident of LaSalle Parish, passed from this life on Tuesday, October 24, 2017, at home in Monroe.

She was born Wednesday, September 21, 1955 in West Monroe, to the union of her parents, Courtney and Patricia Stewart Little.

Services were held at 1 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 28, in the chapel of Kinner and Stevens Funeral Home in Jena with the Revs. Jimmy Keene and Johnnie Phillips officiating.

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

She was preceded in death by her son, Micah Cody Erwin; her parents; and two brothers, Chris Little and Timmie Little.

She is survived by her daughter, Rebecca Chandler; four grandchildren, Cody, Braden, Aubrie and Austin; a sister, Deborah Keys and husband Keith.

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Taft ‘Pete’ Jackson

Taft “Pete” Elvin Jackson, 92, of Good Pine, entered into everlasting rest with the Lord on Thursday, October 12, 2017, at his home with his loving wife by his side.

He was born December 10, 1924 to the union of Ella and Rufus Jackson.

Pete’s early education was in the LaSalle School System. He served his country in World War II as a member of the U. S. Army, from which he was honorably discharged.

On Nov. 19, 1958, Taft joined in holy matrimony with Ruth Washington. They shared 59 years of togetherness, traveling the country with friends, Solomon and Extra D. Coleman,and fishing with close friends, Leroy and Sang Turner.

He worked for 55 years at Welch Motor Company, where he served as head mechanic and was known by his colleagues and customers as “Pee Wee”. If you had a problem with your car, Pee Wee was our go-to man.

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James Robert Elliott

James Robert Elliott, 74, of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, passed from this life on Tuesday, October 24, 2017, at his residence.

He was born April 5, 1943 in Wisner to the union of his parents, Columbus Evans and Mary Lucille Dodd Elliott.

James was a truck driver.

Services were held at 11 a.m., Friday, Oct. 27, in the chapel of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena with Brother Cecil Ray Carroll officiating.

Interment followed in the Heard Cemetery at Manifest under direction of Hixson Brothers, Inc. of Jena.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Jerry Goins Elliott; his parents; and a brother, Thomas Elliott.

Those left to cherish his memory include his sisters, Linda Hamilton, Sara Holley, and Peggy Carroll, all of Jena; and two brothers, Roy Elliott of Jena and Eddie Elliott of LaVergne, TN.
Pallbearers were Ronnie Holley, Levi Ratcliff, Junior Carroll, Cody Shackelford, Larry Holley and Lonnie Holley.

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Lottie Louise Jordan

Lottie Louise Sumrall Jordan, 82, of Olla, passed away from renal cancer on Sunday, October 22, 2017 in Little Rock, Arkansas. She left this life very peacefully in her sleep.

She was born in Sicily Island, on November 13, 1934 to Silvanus Sumrall and Minnie Nugent Sumrall.

Mrs. Jordan spent her childhood in Harrisonburg and Tullos, and lived in Shreveport, for 48 years. She was a homemaker and worked at Western Electric and was happily married for 50 years to Ira Jordan. She was a very active member of Morningside and Westside Baptist Churches while living in Shreveport. Lottie had a very sweet spirit and was a devout Christian and the church pianist at several churches and over the last few years at New Union Church.

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LaVessa Stringer Erwin

LaVessa Stringer Erwin, 85, of the Searcy Community , passed from this life on Thursday, October 26, 2017, at Claiborne Memorial Medical Center in Homer, Louisiana.

She was born February 8, 1932 in Little Creek, to the union of Green Emery and Minnie Stringer.

LaVessa loved music, animals, flowers, and especially fishing! She was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother and enjoyed preparing meals for her family. She was also a Christian and member of Searcy Baptist Church, where she served as music director for many years.

Services were held at 3 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 29, in the chapel of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena, with Rev. Reid Terry officiating.

Interment followed at Hawthorne Cemetery of Little Creek under direction of Hixson Brothers, Inc. of Jena.

She was preceded in death by her husband, A. D. Erwin, Jr.; her parents; brother, Ottis Stringer; and grandson, Micah Cody Erwin.

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Minnie Dell Boyd

Minnie Dell Boyd, 81, of Jena, passed from this life on Friday, October 27, 2017, at her residence.

She was born February 6, 1936 in Lillie, LA, to the union of her parents, Robert Patterson and Gertrude Nancy Slater Pate.

Mrs. Boyd was the site manager for the LaSalle Council on Aging.

Services were held at 10 a.m., Monday, Oct. 30, at East Jena Baptist Church with the Revs. Johnnie Phillips, Craig James, and Bobby McGee officiating.

Interment followed in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery near Jena under direction of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Blanchard Boyd; parents; brothers, Cecil Pate, Huey Pate, and George Pate; sisters, Gladys Farrar, Florell Wilks, and Marie Wilson; and great grandchild, Pacey Renea Tyson.

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Carl Edward Smith

Carl Edward Smith, 76, of Jonesville, passed from this life on Monday, October 9, 2017, at the Columns in Jonesville.

He was born November 3, 1940 in Jonesville to the union of his parents, O. J. and Bessie Price Smith.

Services were held at 10 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 12, at Lake Lilly Baptist Church in the Sandy Lake Community in Catahoula Parish with the Revs. Joel Ford and Sonny “Frank” Bass officiating.

Interment followed in the Heard Cemetery of Manifest under direction of Young’s Funeral Home of Jonesville.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Gail White and husband Darrell, Sr., and Betty Jo Moreland; and great nephew, Duell Moreland.

Survivors include four brothers, A. J. Smith and wife Evelyn of Monterey, Harvey Smith and wife Lillie Dell, Lavon Smith and wife Vera Rae, and Louis Smith and wife Sue, all of Jonesville; and brother-in-law, Kent Moreland of Monterey.

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