Obituaries

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Jay Ray Hyde

Jay Ray Hyde, 77, passed from this life on Thursday, July 2, 2020, at Christus St. Frances Cabrini Hospital in Alexandria.

J. R. served his country in the United States Army from November 14, 1959 to August 31, 1961, when he was honorably discharged.

Memorial services were held at 1 p.m., Tuesday, July 7, at the Woodman Lodge in Jonesville, under direction of Magnolia Funeral Home of Alexandria.

He was preceded in death by his father, Johnny Ray Weaver of Many; his mother, Elva Beck of Jonesville; two brothers, Sammy Joe Hyde of Jonesville and Grady Lamar Hyde, both of Jonesville.

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15
Jul

Terry Don Gann

Terry Don Gann, 67, of Jonesville, passed from this life on Sunday, July 5, 2020.

Terry was born July 15, 1952.

He was preceded in death by his father, Oadis Lee Gann; and brother, Rocky Gann.

Those left to cherish in his memory include his mother, Betty Watson Gann of Jonesville; brother, Scotty Gann (June) of Trout; nephews, Scott Gann (Liz) and Rocky Gann (Christina); four great nephews; and one great niece.

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15
Jul

Tyler Keith Brooks

Tyler Keith Brooks, 28, of West Monroe, and formerly of Jena, passed from this life on Sunday, July 5, 2020.

He was born March 31, 1992.

Tyler loved MMA, being outdoors, and spending time with his wife and son.

Friends and family gathered from 2 to 4 p.m., Thursday, July 9, in the chapel of Griffin Funeral Home in West Monroe.

He was preceded in death by his grandpa, Earl Keith Brooks; great-grandparents, Gladys and Ivy McDowell, TJ, and Opal Rowell; and great friend, Tessa Poole.

Survivors include his wife, Daneace Brooks; son, Brantley Keith Brooks; mother, Gaye McDowell; father, Kevin Brooks; two sisters, Bailey Robinson and Mindy Brooks; grandmother, Rose Brooks; and a host of extended family and friends.

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15
Jul

“Jim Pod” Bradford

“Jim Pod” Bradford

Walterine “Jim Pod” Bradford, 85, of Jena, passed from this life on Saturday, July 11, 2020, in West Monroe.

She was born May 28, 1935 in the Blade Community near Jena to the union of her parents, Walter Hanes and Ada Doughty Hanes.

Services were held Tuesday, July 14, in the chapel of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena with Rev. Patrick Thompson officiating.

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

She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Horace Ray “Jake” Bradford, Jr.; brother, George Hanes; and sisters, Sarah Pritchard and Mary McKnight.

Wed
08
Jul

Rev. Tony Wilson

Rev. Tony Wilson, 74, of Jena, passed from this life on Monday morning, July 6, 2020, at the home of his daughter in Carencro, Louisiana.

Rev. Wilson served as pastor of several churches in the area, with his last church being Crossroads Baptist Church near Nebo.

Arrangements were incomplete at press time on Monday but will be announced by Kinner and Stevens Funeral Home of Jena.

Wed
08
Jul

Liddie L. Morgan

Liddie Loreine Morgan, 86, of Jena, passed from this world on Friday, July 3, 2020.

She was born April 28, 1934 at Archie to the union of her parents, Louis Sharp and Lois Lucile Stewart Sharp.

Mrs. Morgan was a homemaker, and mother to her four children: three daughters, Carolyn Gardner of Winnsboro, Candace Lutz of Upham, ND, and Kathy Meyers of Ingram, TX; and one son, Jimmy Sellers of West Memphis, AR.

She is survived by her children, 12 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

Ms. Liddie was of the Baptist faith.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and three brothers, Travis Sharp, Kelly Wayne Sharp, and Lavern Sharp.

Visitation was held at Kinner and Stevens Funeral Home in Jena at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, July 7, followed by interment in the Pine Grove Cemetery at Rhinehart.

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08
Jul

Harvey Lee McLendon

Harvey Lee McLe

Harvey Lee McLendon, 86, of Shreveport, and a native of Jena, passed from this life on Tuesday, June 30, 2020 in Shreveport.

He was born July 30, 1933 in Jena to the union of Harvey A. and Ruby Lee Gough McLendon.

Upon graduation of high school, Harvey attended the Norton School of Business, and spent his working career in the Gas Industry in administration.

He was an individual that never met a stranger and always had a kind word to share. He will be dearly missed by his family and those who had opportunity to meet him.

Graveside services were held at 10 a.m., Monday, July 6, in Squires Cemetery near Summerville.

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

Wed
08
Jul

Curtis Bryan Lindsey

Curtis Bryan Lindsey

Curtis Bryan Lindsey, 40, of Urania, passed from this life on Wednesday, July 1, 2020, at a residence in Winnfield following a brief illness.

He was born March 28, 1980 in Columbia.

Curtis attended church at Urania Pentecostal Church. He loved his family and was a people person always engaging in conversation with anyone he met.

Services were held at 10 a.m., Saturday, July 4, from the sanctuary of Urania Pentecostal Church in Urania with Rev. Clay Hutto officiating, and Rev. E. R. Johnson delivering the eulogy.

Interment followed in the Urania Cemetery under direction of Riser Funeral Home of Olla.

He was preceded in death by his beloved grandparents, Tressie and Louie Lindsey.

Left to cherish his memory are his mother, Kay Lindsey of Urania; his son, Zachary Lindsey; his daughter, Makayla Lindsey, both of Calhoun; his brother, Kenneth Woodruff, as well as a host of cousins, aunts, uncles and friends.

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08
Jul

Terry Gann

Terry Gann, of Jonesville, passed from this life on Sunday, July 5, 2020.

Arrangements were not complete at press time on Monday but will be announced and handled by Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena.

Wed
08
Jul

Louis Cole Hanner

Louis Cole Hanner

Louis Cole Hanner, 28, of Jena, passed from this life on Wednesday morning, July 1, 2020.

Cole, as he was affectionately known by all who knew him, was born June 17, 1992 to the union of Allen Lane and Tammy Cannon Hanner.

He spent his working career in the contracting business as a carpenter. He was a bright spirited individual that had an un-ending love for his family, and a kind heart. He will be greatly missed by his family, and certainly a host of friends.

Services were held at 12-noon Monday, July 6, in the chapel of Kinner and Stevens Funeral Home of Jena with Rev. Mickey Hudnall officiating.

Interment followed in the Magnolia Cemetery in the Magnolia Community under direction of Kinner and Stevens Funeral Home of Jena.

He is preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Claude and Odie Hanner of the Magnolia Community, and maternal grandfather, John Lloyd Cannon of Jena.

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