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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Mon
30
Apr

Lyndall Kitterlin

Lyndall Roy Kitterlin, 75, of Jena, passed from this life on Saturday, April 28, 2018, at the LaSalle General Hospital of Jena.
He was born June 11, 1942 in Jena to the union of his parents, John and Ruby Elizabeth Clark Kitterlin.
Lyndall was a mechanic for Hunt Petroleum for 36 years, until his retirement in 1994. He was a veteran of the Louisiana National Guard, serving from 1963 to 1969.
He represented his district on the LaSalle Parish Police Jury for three terms from 1978 to 1991, and served as president of the Jury for several years. He was a coach in the Jena Dixie Youth baseball program for several years when his sons played ball.
Services were held at 10 a.m., Monday, April 30, at the Pine Grove Baptist Church of Rhinehart with his son, Rev. Derek Kitterlin and Rev. Ricky Gresham officiating.
Interment followed in the Pine Grove Cemetery of Rhinehart under direction of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena.

Mon
30
Apr

Roger Boyette

Roger Boyette, 39, passed from this life on Friday, April 27, 2018 at his home.
He was a derrick hand in the oilfield industry.
Services were held at 2 p.m., Monday, April 30, at Whitehall United Pentecostal Church with Rev. Joey Paul officiating.
Interment followed in the Pine Grove Cemetery of Rhinehart under direction of Magnolia Funeral Home of Alexandria.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Paulette Sharp; grandparents, Quincy Boyette, Sr., Alvire Boyette and Hubert Sharp.
Those left to cherish his memory are his son, Drake Lee Boyette of Tullos; son, Dillon Humphries of Jena; daughter, Valerie Humphries of Jena; father, Quincy Boyette, Jr. of Tullos; sister, Rhonda Johnson and husband of Pineville; brother, Harvey Boyette of Jena; as well as a host of aunts, uncles, nephews, nieces, cousins and friends.

Mon
23
Apr

Gove D. Davis, Jr.

Gove “Don” Donathan Davis, Jr., 89, of Crosby, Texas, and a native of LaSalle Parish, entered into eternal rest on Friday, April 20, 2018. He was born August 6, 1928 in Urania to the union of his parents, Velda and Gove D. Davis, Sr. Don served honorably in the United States Army. He was a mechanic by trade and enjoyed gardening, cooking, flying, reading, working book puzzles and caring for his family. Anyone who knew Don knew how much everyone enjoyed his dumplings and sense of humor. Services were held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, April 24, in the chapel of Riser Funeral Home in Olla. Interment followed in the Olla Cemetery with full military honors, under direction of Riser Funeral Home of Olla. He was preceded in death by his parents, as well as his sisters, Libby and Peggy.

Mon
23
Apr

Tracy Breaux Kirl

Tracy Breaux Kirl, 49, of Prosper, Texas, and a former resident of Jena, passed from this life on April 7, 2018, in Orlando, Florida. He was born June 12, 1968 in Jasper, Texas. Tracy grew up in Jena, graduated from Jena High School, and attended the University of Louisiana at Monroe. He was a big LSU fan. He worked in the cellular phone industry most of this career, consulted on fiber optic work and had recently started Kirl Drone Service. Tracy was a valued member of Lighthouse Christian Fellowship Church in Prosper, TX. He was generous, funny, loving and protective, and leaves a wound that will not soon heal. He was preceeded in death by his father Charles Breaux Kirl; mother, Mildred Coleman Kirl; and beloved “Big Mama” Mary Coleman.

Mon
23
Apr

Wilma Jane Paulson

Wilma Jane Paulson, 78, of Tullos, passed from this life on Tuesday, April 17, 2018, at the LaSalle Nursing Home of Jena. She was born September 23, 1939 in Cotton Valley to her parents, Dalton Artis and Tiny Lorena Fish Bellar. Services were held at 10 a.m., Thursday, April 19, in the chapel of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena with Rev. Gary Norris 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 parents; husband of 23 years, Paul Harvey Paulson; brother, James Howard Bellar; and sister, Bonnie Curry. Those left to cherish her memory include her sons, James Dalton Young of West Monroe, Jessie “Pete” Young, Jr. of Port Barre, Paul Eric Paulson and Scott Curry, both of Tullos; daughters, Lynne Jackson and Billie Jo Bird, both of Tullos; 18 grandchildren; 24 great grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren.

Mon
23
Apr

Douglas Robertson

Douglas “Doug” Earland Robertson, 79, of Jena, passed away Sunday, April 22, 2108, at his residence. He was born March 31, 1939 to the family of Howard Earl Lee and Artis Vernon Boddie Robertson. Doug was a veteran of the Korean War, serving in the United States Air Force, and was a business owner in the construction industry in Jena for many years. Services were held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, April 24, at East Jena Baptist Church with the Revs. Bobby McGee and Ricky Gresham officiating. Interment followed in the Hair Cemetery near Jena under direction of Kinner and Stevens Funeral Home of Jena. He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Dolores Ann Robertson; and a brother, Donald Davis Robertson.

Mon
23
Apr

“Buddy” Little

Robert W. “Buddy” Little, Jr., 91, of Jena, passed from this life on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 in Jena. Buddy was a loving husband, had made many great friends over the years and was an avid golfer. He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the United States Navy. Buddy was employed as an engineer in the oilfield industry during his working career. Services were held at 10 a.m., Friday, April 20, in the chapel of Kinner and Stevens Funeral Home in Jena, with the Revs. Dominick DiCarlo and Johnnie Phillips officiating. A graveside service followed at 5 p.m. that afternoon in the Resthaven Cemetery in Arkadelphia, Arkansas, under direction of Kinner and Stevens Funeral Home of Jena. He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Patsy Butts Little; his parents, Robert William Little, Sr. and Addie Baker Little; one sister, Bessie Marie Brooks and husband Shad; and one brother, Wesley Baker Little.

Mon
23
Apr

Carlton Dugan Hopkins

Carlton Douglas “Dugan” Hopkins, 81, of Midland, Texas, and a native of LaSalle Parish, passed from this life on Monday, April 16, 2018, surrounded by his family. He was born May 26, 1936 in Jena to the union of Elemena and Sam Hopkins. Dugan left his home in Jena and rode a train to Big Lake, Texas, to work in the oilfield at 18. He returned in a couple of years to marry Miss Linda Nelson on December 20, 1957, sharing a life together for 61 years. They started their family in Jena and moved to Patterson, Louisiana. In 1970 they moved the family to Crane, Texas, when he began working for Tretolite. He was a devoted and loving husband, and the best daddy in the world to Lisa, Jane, and Hopper. Dugan seldom met a stranger and was truly a servant of the Lord. He never missed an opportunity to help those in need. He was a devout Bible scholar who kept a minimum of ten Bibles within arm’s reach of his favorite chair at all times.

Mon
23
Apr

John “Horace” TingleRose Elizabeth Tucker

Rose Eliabeth Tucker, 4, of Columbia, passed from this life to life anew on Thursday, April 19, 2018, at her residence surrounded by her loving family. She was born May 10, 2013 in Monroe to the family of Zeb and Holly Tucker. Rose loved her family, loved music, and loved the outdoors. Services were held at 10 a.m., Monday, April 23, from the sanctuary of Grayson Baptist Church with the Revs. Shane Duke and Rick Crandall officiating. Interment followed in the Rosefield Cemetery at Rosefield under direction of Riser Funeral Home of Columbia. She was preceded in death by her paternal grandmother, Laura Tucker, and her uncle Caleb Tucker. Survivors include her dad and mom, Zeb and Holly Tucker of Columbia; two brothers, Bladin Tucker and Chase Tucker, both of Columbia; her sister, Dustee Jo Tucker of Columbia; her paternal grandparents, Harrell Tucker, Jr and wife Sandy of Rosefield; and maternal grandparents, Susan and Johnny Cavazos of Midway, Georgia.

Mon
16
Apr

Marc Andre Morace

Marc Andre Morace, 48, of Trout, passed from this life on Saturday, April 7, 2018, in Jena. He was born December 10, 1969 to the union of his parents, A. A. Morace and Faye Beard Morace. Services were held at 2 p.m., Saturday, April 14, at Shady Grove Pentecostal Church near Nebo with the Revs. David Hutchinson and Curtis Thornton officiating. Interment followed in the Jena Cemetery, east of Jena, under direction of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena. He was preceded in death by his parents, A. A. Morace and Faye Beard Coleman; and brother, Jefferson Gray Morace. Those left to cherish in memory include his wife, Brandi Taylor of Jena; son, Zachary Sawyer Morace of Jena; daughters, Megan Muse and Breanna Morace, both of Pineville, and Gabriel Morace of Jonesville; step-daughter, Natalie Taylor of Jena; brother, Alius “AA” Morace of Little Creek; sister, Nola Lavonne Badeaux of Covington; and grandchildren, Ezekiel Ryan and Israel Jameson Muse.

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