Obituaries

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06
Nov

“Gene” Thompson

“Gene” Thompson

Willie Eugene “Gene” Thompson, 85, of Jena, passed from this life on Wednesday, October 30, 2019.

He was born October 11, 1935 in Walters to the union of his parents, Grover Cleveland Thompson and Carrie Elizabeth Robertson Thompson.

Services were held at 10 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 2, at Whitehall United Pentecostal Church in Whitehall with Rev. Joey Paul, Clovis Gibson and Tommy Lowe officiating.

Interment followed in the Pine Grove Cemetery of Rhinehart under direction of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Joan Gary Thompson; second wife, Frances Neal Thompson; long time companion, Reba Jones; his parents; son, Ronnie Thompson; daughter, Kathy Garsee; and sister, Carole Gibson.

Wed
06
Nov

Lonnie Sevel Stone

Lonnie Sevel Stone

Lonnie Sevel Stone, 83, of Irving, Texas, passed from this life on Saturday, August 31, 2019.

He was born March 16, 1936 in Jena to the union of his parents, Rev. Walter W. and Ida Mae Owens Stone.

A graduate of Jena High School, Mr. Stone served his country in the United States Air Force. While stationed in France, he met and later married Catherine Elizabeth deHaer in Luxembourg.

Services were held on Saturday, Sept. 7, at Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home in Emory, Texas.

Interment followed in Emory City Cemetery under direction of Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Cathy Stone; and two sisters, Tina Harris and Muriel Oglesby.

Survivors include his only son, Dennis Walter William Stone and wife Patricia Sue of Plano, TX; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Wed
06
Nov

Rosemary Kiser

Rosemary Kiser, 93, of Ridgecrest, passed away peacefully at her home on Sunday, November 3, 2019.

She was born July 25, 1926 in Natchez, Mississippi, to the union of her parents, Willie and Cora Thornburg.

Mrs. Kiser was a lifelong resident of Ridgecrest, and a member of Ridgecrest Baptist Church. Rosemary and her husband enjoyed traveling and camping. She had a strong spirit and strong love for her family. She enjoyed family gatherings, cooking, and card games with her church ladies.

Services were held at 12-noon on Tuesday, Nov. 5, at Ridgecrest Baptist Church with the Revs. Dennis Baker and Denny Braswell officiating.

Interment followed in the Pine Ridge Presbyterian Cemetery in Natchez, MS., under direction of Young’s Funeral Home of Ferriday.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 69 years, Roy Kiser, Sr; son, Roy Charles Kiser, Jr; grandson, Cam Fairbanks, parents; and three brothers, Norman, Frank and J.C. Thornburg.

Wed
30
Oct

Rev. Leonard J. Wilson

Rev. Leonard J. Wilson

Rev. Leonard Jasper Wilson, 71, of Jena, passed from this life on Monday, October 21, 2019, at his home. He was a family man who loved his wife, son and grandbabies. He was a minister for 30 years. He spent his days working on the water as a boat captain for many years. Graveside services were held at 2 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 24, in the Belah Cemetery in the Belah Community with Rev. Rickey Wilson officiating. Interment followed under direction of Magnolia Funeral Home of Alexandria. He was preceded in death by his father, Lawrence Wilson; mother, Ulila Wilson; and brothers, Don Wilson and Jimmy Wilson. Those left to cherish his memory include his wife, Linda Wilson; son, LJ Wilson; three grandchildren, Makenley Wilson, Hunter Wilson and Bentley Wilson, all of Jena; brother, Rickey Wilson and wife Alice of Baton Rouge; and sister-inlaw, Francis Wilson of Jena. Pallbearers were Cory Dotson, Andy Pedneau, Troy Almaguer, Johnny White, Chris Hughart, Harvey Boyett and James White.

Wed
30
Oct

Chris Mayo

Chris Mayo, 70, of Trout, passed from this life on Thursday, October 24, 2019, from injuries he received in an accident on Friday, Oct. 18th.

He was a member of Carrietta Lodge #312, F&AM, of Trout. He was a 32nd degree Mason and a member of the Scottish Rite.

A Methodist, Chris retired from RMS (Land Management) as a wildlife agent. He also served as a deputy for LaSalle Parish Sheriffs Office for eight years.

Services were held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 26, from the chapel of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena with the Revs. Zack Wells and Ricky Gresham officiating.

Interment followed in the Graham Family Cemetery of Nebo under direction of Hixson Brothers, Inc. of Jena.

He was preceded in death by his father Thad Mayo; mother, Cora Graham; son, Jeromy Chad Mayo; brother, Jerry Mayo; and sister, Thadean Floyd.

Wed
30
Oct

David O. Lincecum

David O. Lincecum

David Osrow Lincecum, 61, of Georgetown, passed from this life on Friday, October 25, 2019, at his home following a brief illness.

He was born May 30, 1958 in Urania to the union of his parents, Dock Osrow Lincecum and Mary Louise Brady Lincecum.

Services were held at 11 a.m., Monday, Oct. 28, at Beulah Baptist Church near Georgetown with the Revs. Lamar Carpenter and Joe Bruce officiating.

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

He was preceded in death by his parents; and sister, Nyoka Lincecum Nugent.

Wed
30
Oct

J. D. Lee, Jr.

J. D. Lee, Jr.
J. D. Lee, Jr.
J. D. Lee, Jr.
J. D. Lee, Jr.

J. D. Lee, Jr., 73, passed from this life to be at peace with the Lord on September 24, 2019.

He was born March 12, 1946.

J. D. will always be remembered as an avid hunter and fisherman. He worked over 30 years as a welder, both corporately and as an independent contractor.

He was a veteran that served his country well from Dec. 1967 until August 1969, during the Vietnam War. He received the National Defense Service Medal, a Marksman Rifle Medal, the Vietnam Campaign Medal, and the Vietnam Service Medal, with four Bronze Service Stars.

J. D. loved the Lord and served as a Deacon and Gideon for many years.

A graveside service to honor his life will be

Wed
30
Oct

Thomas Lewis Green

Thomas Lewis Green, Sr., 77, of Georgetown, entered into eternity on Friday, October 25, 2019, at home with family members by his side.

He was born March 8, 1942 in Rochelle to the union of Thomas E. and Pearl LaCaze Green.

Thomas attended Georgetown High School where he played both basketball and baseball. After being a truck driver for years, he went to work for Water Resources of Houston. In 1978, he started Tommy’s Backhoe Service with a single one-ton truck, a trailer and a backhoe. Thomas ran this successful business for nearly 35 years until he retired.

Not only was he a well-respected businessman, Thomas was known for donating money and time to numerous causes, with Georgetown High School being a favorite. He became a member of Georgetown Baptist Church in 2004 and was a past master of Georgetown Lodge No. 298. He was a loving father, brother, grandfather and friend.

Wed
23
Oct

Annie Lee Scroggs

Annie Lee Scroggs, 91, of Jena, passed from this life on Monday, October 14, 2019.

She was born November 5, 1927 in Jigger to the union of her parents, Lee White and Viola Johnson White.

Services were held at 10 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 17, in the chapel of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena with Rev. Robert Doughty officiating.

Interment followed in the Woodland Cemetery, east of Jena, under direction of Hixson Brothers, Inc. of Jena.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Buster Scroggs, Sr.; her parents; son, Buster Scroggs, Jr.; brother, Marion White; sisters, Tyra Cater, Marie Jackson, Margie Lea, and Maude Wyles.

Wed
23
Oct

Evelyn “Gail” Ingram

Evelyn “Gail” Ingram

Evelyn “Gail” Ingram, 63, of Jena, passed from this life on Sunday, October 13, 2019.

She was born April 29, 1956 in Franklin, LA.

Gail loved her grandchildren and she loved fishing.

Services were held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 19, at Whitehall United Pentecostal Church in Whitehall with Rev. Darryl Morse, Matt Ingram and Tyler Pritchard officiating.

Interment followed in the Pine Grove Cemetery of Rhinehart under direction of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena.

She was preceded in death by her ex-husband and friend, Jimmy Ingram, Sr; and her father, Rev. Gove Walker.

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