Obituaries

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Imo Ann Norsworthy

Imo Ann Norsworthy, 84, of Tomball, Texas, and a native of Jena, passed away Saturday, March 14, 2020.

She was born August 2, 1935 in Jena, to the union of James Wade Andrews and Mardelle Chapman Andrews.

Ann graduated from Jena High School in 1954. She had been married to Kenneth Ray Norsworthy for 44 years until his death in 1999.

Ann retired from New Caney ISD as Attendance Secretary after 21 years of service. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, March 21, at Greenwood Cemetery, 130 E. Stoner Ave., Shreveport. Arrangements are under direction of Pace-Stancil Funeral Home of Cleveland, TX.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Kenneth Ray Norsworthy; daughter, Joyce Norsworthy; brothers, Billy Andrews and Herschel Andrews; and sister, Betty Lassiter.

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Brenda A. McMillin

Brenda A. McMillin

Brenda Allien McMillin, 56, of 011a, passed from this life on Thursday, February 27, 2020.

She was born October 13, 1963 in Jena.

Services were held at 10 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 29, at Summerville Baptist Church in Summerville with Rev. Jesse Henderson and Tim Kirl officiating.

Interment followed in the Richardson Cemetery in Jena under direction of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John Bradford; father, George Lynn McMillin; mother, Mary Louise Kirl McMillin; and sister, Donna Sharp.

Those left to cherish in her memory include her fiancé, Jimmy Hopkins, Jr.; sons, Chester McMillin of Clarks, and Joshua McMillin (Wendy) of Jena; daughter, Arnie McMillin (Jeff Corley) of 011a; sisters, Wanda Price of Jena, and Debbie Craft (Dwayne) of Oretta; grandchildren, Tessa Jones, Blade McMillin, Karma Jo McMillin, Joshua Ray McMillin Jr., Tristin Chevallier, Jasmine McMillin; and one great grandchild.

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Jerry A. Gurie

Jerry A. Gurie

Jerry A. Gurie, 79, of Summerville, passed away at his residence on Friday, March 13, 2020.

He was born on September 7, 1940, to the union of his parents Joseph and Audrey Clark Gurie.

Visitation will be Wednesday, March 18, from 5-8 p.m. at Kinner & Stevens Funeral Home in Jena.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, March 19, at 1 p.m., at Jena First Baptist Church with Revs. Rick Feazell, Bo Owens, and Craig Franklin officiating.

Burial will follow in the Gurie-McFarlin Cemetery near Jonesville under the direction of Kinner & Stevens Funeral Home of Jena.

He graduated from Block High School in Jonesville and attended Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge where he graduated with a B.S. degree in Animal Science.

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Sharon Neal Flaherty

Sharon Neal Flaherty

Sharon Ann Neal Flaherty, 70, of Trinity, Alabama, and a native of Jena, passed from this life on Monday, March 9, 2020, at her residence.

She was born July 6, 1949 in Jena to the union of Milton Wade Neal and Sarah Boyd Neal.

Sharon was a member of East Lawrence House of Hope.

Services were held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, March 11, at Calvary Tabernacle United Pentecostal Church with the Revs. Kenny Rogers, Don Moore, Shane Britt, and Kendall Penton officiating.

Interment followed in the Midway Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Moulton, AL.

She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Michael “Scott” Flaherty; and sister, Denise Neal Barker.

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Wanda Faye Barkley

Wanda Faye Barkley

Wanda Faye Barkley, 79, of Georgetown, entered eternal rest on Tuesday, March 10, 2020, at Tioga Community Care Center of Tioga.

She was born August 11,1940.

Wanda Faye was a retired Certified Nursing Assistant for Rapides Regional Medical Center and a member of Selma Baptist Church in Georgetown. She enjoyed fishing in her free time and will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her.

Services were held at 11 a.m., Thursday, March 12, at Selma Baptist Church of Georgetown with Rev. Joe Bruce officiating.

Interment followed in the Georgetown Cemetery under direction of Rush Funeral Home of Pineville.

She is preceded in death by her mother, Elena Reed; her husband, Prentice Barkley; one son, Mickey Faircloth; one brother, Joe Reed; and two daughters-in-law, Helen Faircloth and Robin Faircloth.

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Sue L. Smith

Sue L. Smith, 67, of Jonesville, passed from this life on Thursday, March 5, 2020, in Alexandria.

She was born Saturday, May 10, 1952 in Jena to the union of her parents, Teddy Alford Lanier and Neva Beatrice Richey Lanier.

Sue enjoyed gardening, quilting, canning goods, and volunteering at the Breadcrumb, churches, or just wherever help was needed. Most of all she enjoyed spending time with her family and playing with her grandchildren. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and friend and will be missed.

Services were held at 2 p.m., Sunday, March 8, at the Lake Lilly Baptist Church in the Sandy Lake Community of Catahoula Parish with the Revs. Frank Bass and Mickey Hudnall officiating.

Interment followed in the Andrew Cemetery of Aimwell under direction of Young’s Funeral Home of Jonesville.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and her sister, Lilly Lanier Poole.

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‘Cookie’ Smith

‘Cookie’ Smith

Wynona Belle “Cookie” Smith, 65, of Trout, passed from this life on Sunday, March 1, 2020.

She was born November 14, 1954 in Buras to the union of her parents, Willard Amos Fritz and Wynona Belle Welborn Fritz.

Services were held at 11 a.m., Thursday, March 5, at Zion Baptist Church of Georgetown with the Revs. Don Wright, Ron Nations, and Brad Smith officiating.

Interment followed in the Woodland Cemetery in Jena under direction of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena.

She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Katherine Jean Bartley, and Cynthia Hortman; and son-in-law, Benny Overstreet.

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Erma Dell Mouser

Erma Dell Mouser, 83, of Jena, passed from this life on Sunday, March 1, 2020. She was a resident of Tioga Community Care Center in Tioga.

She was born March 3, 1936 at Grayson, the daughter of Claud Jones of Jena and Erma B. Ford of Grayson. She died two days before her 84th birthday.

Erma was a longtime resident of Jena, where she worked for the Welfare Department of the State of Louisiana. She held a Bachelor’s degree in social work.

Services were held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, March 4, in the chapel of Kinner and Stevens Funeral Home of Jena with Dr. Rick Feazell officiating.

Interment followed at the Jena Cemetery, just east of Jena, under direction of Kinner and Stevens, Inc. of Jena.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Patricia Humphries; and ex-husband, Edward Mouser.

Survivors include two sons, Christopher Mouser and Patrick Mouser, both of Kinder; one niece and a slew of nephews.

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Georgia Hailey Jones

Georgia Hailey Jones

Georgia Lee Hailey Jones, 88, of Jena, entered eternal rest on Sunday, March 8, 2020, at the LaSalle Nursing Home of Jena.

She was born July 22, 1931 in Jena to the union of her parents, Ike Earl Hailey and Bennie Mae Johnson Hailey.

Georgia was a lifelong member of Shady Grove Pentecostal Church. At times as a young child she, her siblings, and parents walked to church with her grandparents Isaac Wesley Hailey and Nancy Belle Bradford Hailey, who were among some of the first families to establish Shady Grove Pentecostal Church. She became a Christian at the age of 12. As teenagers she and her sister Ikie were members of the first female quartet at the church. She was said to have a beautiful alto voice.

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Brenda A. McMillin

Brenda Allien McMillin, 56, of Olla, passed from this life on Thursday, February 27, 2020.

She was born October 13, 1963 in Jena.

Services were held at 10 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 29, at Summerville Baptist Church in Summerville with Rev. Jesse Henderson and Tim Kirl officiating.

Interment followed in the Richardson Cemetery in Jena under direction of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John Bradford; father, George Lynn McMillin; mother, Mary Louise Kirl McMillin; and sister, Donna Sharp.

Those left to cherish in her memory include her fiancé, Jimmy Hopkins, Jr.; sons, Chester McMillin of Clarks, and Joshua McMillin (Wendy) of Jena; daughter, Amie McMillin (Jeff Corley) of Olla; sisters, Wanda Price of Jena, and Debbie Craft (Dwayne) of Oretta; grandchildren, Tessa Jones, Blade McMillin, Karma Jo McMillin, Joshua Ray McMillin Jr., Tristin Chevallier, Jasmine McMillin; and one great grandchild.

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