Obituaries

Obituaries

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Robert “T-Bob” Cassels, Jr., 78, of the Rosefield Community, passed from this life on Sunday, Sep

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Chuckey Marvin Foley, 57, of Orlando, Florida and a native of Jena, LA, passed away to be with th

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Shirley Beth Hatten, 77, of Jena, passed from this life on Friday, September 14, 2018, at the LaS

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Mary Parker Valentine Taylor, 94, of the Belah Community near Jena, passed from this life on Wedn

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

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May

Wanda Morgan

Wanda Morgan, 73, of Trout, passed from this life on Tuesday, May 8, 2018, at the LaSalle Nursing Home of Jena. She was born July 17, 1944 in Shreveport. Wanda was a minister’s wife and they pastored Faith Temple Church of Trout and Joyce Assembly of God of Joyce. She enjoyed working faithfully in church ministry. Wanda enjoyed spending time with her friends and family and was always laughing and loved to sew, quilt, and crochet. She loved to sing her favorite song, “Mansion over the Hilltop” and was known for her “Cathead” biscuits. Services were held at 2 p.m., Friday, May 11, at the Goldonna Assembly of God Church. Interment followed in the Evergreen Cemetery in Goldonna, under direction of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Morgan, Sr.; son-in-law, Bill Thornton; grandson, Micheal Wilson; and brother, Michael Aldy. Those left to cherish in her memory include her sons, John Morgan, Jr.

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Jim Leonard Ray

Jim Leonard Ray, 94, of Jena, passed from this life on Monday, May 7, 2018, at the LaSalle Nursing Home of Jena. He was born November 16, 1923 in Nebo to the union of his parents, John Roy and Cora Paul Ray. Mr. Ray served his country in the United States Army during World War II, and retired from the LaSalle Parish Police Jury as a gravel truck driver. Services were held at 2 p.m., Thursday, May 10, in the chapel of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena with Rev. Joey Paul officiating. Interment followed in the Nebo Cemetery under direction of Hixson Brothers, Inc. of Jena. He was preceded in death by his wives, Nelda Lou Mitchell and Lea Jane Normand; his parents; brother, Claude Ray; sisters, Dorothy Allen, Ruby Clarkston and Mary Lou Duke. Those left to cherish in his memory include his sons, Ricky Ray and wife Tammy, and Keith Ray and wife, Dena; daughter, Markaye Newman and husband Russell; sister, Myma Horn; six grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

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May

Edwin Wright, Sr

Edwin Miles Wright, Sr., 75, of Pineville and a native of Jena, passed from this life on Tuesday, May 1, 2018, in his residence surrounded by family. He was born July 4, 1942 in Alexandria to the union of Dallas E. and Glen Miles Wright of Jena. Ed grew up in Jena, attending Jena Elementary, Junior High, and Jena High School, graduating in1960. He went on to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science from Louisiana Tech University in 1964. Following college graduation and tenure as an officer in administrative positions in the USAF, Ed began employment in State Civil Service in June 1972 as an institutional counselor at Pinecrest State School in Pineville. Ed’s leadership potential was quickly recognized, and he was promoted to the Assistant Director of Cottage Life Department, the largest single department at Pinecrest State School.

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Jerry Wade Harmon

Jerry Wade Harmon, 56, of Jena, passed from this life on Sunday, April 29, 2018, at the LaSalle General Hospital of Jena. Jerry was a personal contractor in the construction industry. A memorial service was held at 1 p.m., Saturday, May 5, in the chapel of Magnolia Funeral Home in Alexandria, with Pastor David Logan officiating. Those left to cherish his memory are his loving wife, Rebecca Harmon; step-children, Rocky Wells and Heidi Jackson; daughters, Julia Todd and Jennifer Harmon; son, Gary Wade Harmon; brother, Gary Wayne Harmon; father, Jerry Wayne Harmon; and 12 grandchildren.

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May

Ola S. Brown

Ola S. Brown, 66, of Jena, received her wings and entered into eternal rest to be with her Lord on Sunday, February 25, 2018. She was born Nov. 28, 1951 to the union of Jim and Helen Brown. Ola accepted Christ at an early age and united with the Trout Creek Baptist Church where she remained faithful until her death. She was an active member until her health failed her. Services were held at 1 p.m., Saturday, March 3, at Trout Creek Baptist Chuch with Pastor Jamerson Jackson officiating. Interment followed in the Webster Cemetery of Good Pine under direction of Gayden Funeral Home of Jena. She was preceded in death by her parents; and sister, Linda Brown. She leaves to cherish her memory, her sons, Jamie Brown and Glyn Brown; her daughters, LaMona B. Wallace and Tameka B.

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Peggy Louise Kirl

Jewell Frances Richardson Burnham, 86, of Shreveport, went to be with her Lord on Monday, April 30, 2018. She was born January 16, 1932 in Allis, MS to the late James Hall and Emma Mae Richardson. She graduated from Jena High School in 1950 and attended LA College. She was married to Hugh Burnham for 39 years. She was manager of Dixie Store in Jena for three years and later employed by Bodcaw Co. for 20 years; reorganized the Pink Ladies at LaSalle General Hospital. She taught Sunday school and was organist for Bellevue Baptist Church in Jena. After moving to Shreveport, she served two years as President of Cross Lake Homemakers Club, did volunteer work at LSU Medical Center, and for three years, made burial gowns for the Neo-Natal Unit. Even though Fran never had children, she had a special gift to work with them. Fran never met a stranger and always had a smile for everyone wherever she traveled, and her life was loving deeds and selfless acts for others.

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Peggy Louise Kirl

Peggy Louise Kirl, 71, of Jena, passed from this life on Wednesday, May 2, 2018, at the Rapides Regional Medical Center in Alexandria. She was retired as a cafeteria worker at the LaSalle General Hospital. A memorial service will be announced for a later date. Those left to cherish her memory are, her daughter, Stephanie Brian and husband Chuck of Jena; son, Jason Cornette of Miami, FL; daughter, Shannon Enterkin and husband Monroe of Jena; as well as numerous grandchildren and one great grandchild.

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Brandon D. Wilson

Brandon D’Wayne Wilson, 41, of Jena, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, April 25, 2018, in Baton Rouge.
He was born Wednesday, July 28, 1976 in Alexandria to the union of his parents, Jerry Wayne and Delores Ann Huffman Wilson.
Brandon worked as a computer technician in the television industry.
Services were held at 10 a.m., Saturday, April 28, in the chapel of Kinner and Stevens Funeral Home in Jena with the Revs. Dominick DiCarlo and Terry Townsend officiating.
Interment followed in the Woodland Cemetery, east of Jena, under direction of Kinner and Stevens, Inc. of Jena.
Survivors include his parents; a sister, Teresa Watts and husband Jamie; and his pride and joy, nephew Tyler Watts.
Pallbearers were Lee Wilson, Jeremy Wilson, Charlie Wilson, Steve Wilson, Stephen Foreman, II, and Jason Watts.
Honorary pallbearers were Jamie Watts, Tyler Watts, Michael Hardaway, Alicia and Matt McKeough, and Jay Doucet.

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H. P. “Petie” Randall

H. P. “Petie” Randall, Jr., 70, of Olla, passed from this life on Sunday, April 29, 2018, after a lengthy battle with cancer.
He was born November 9, 1947 in Olla to the union of his parents, H. P. “Pete” Randall, Sr. and Faye Masoner Randall.
Petie was a retired teacher and coach who spent twenty years in various positions in the LaSalle Parish school district. He met many wonderful people during his career and cherished the many relationships that he created with his coworkers, students and their parents. He also spent another twenty plus years in various roles, including plant manager at Louisiana Pacific in Urania.

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Jetty S. McCarthy

Jetty S. McCarthy, 89, of Jonesville, passed from this life on Thursday, April 26, 2018, at his home.
He ran a roustabout service in the oilfield industry.
Graveside services were held at 10 a.m., Saturday, April 28, in Heard Cemetery of Manifest with Rev. Ken Campbell officiating.
Interment followed under direction of Magnolia Funeral Home of Alexandria.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Juanice McCarthy; and sons David McCarthy and Larry McCarthy.
Those left to cherish his memory are his daughter, Pat Green and husband Buddy; son, Jerry McCarthy and wife Kathy; son, Donnie McCarthy and wife Sherry; grandchildren, Scott Green and wife Karen, Brent McCarthy and wife Amy, Robin McCarthy and husband Rutt and Lance McCarthy and wife Shelena; great grandchildren, Jessie Green, Kari Green, Rachel Green, Bryce McCarthy, Gus McCarthy, Lilly McCarthy, Mallory McCarthy, Emily McCarthy, Taylor McCarthy, Jack McCarthy and Leah McCarthy.

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