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Susan Weaver Henry

Susan Weaver Henry, 57, of Jena, passed from this life on Sunday, July 2, 2017 at her residence. She was born on September 17, 1959 in Jena. Susan was employed in home health care services. She was an excellent seamstress and avid Beatles fan. She loved gardening, crafting, and spending time with her children, granddaughter, and beloved dog, Faith. Services were held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, July 5, in the chapel of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena with Rev. Johnnie Phillips officiating. Interment followed in the Chalk Hill Cemetery in the Little Creek Community under direction of Hixson Brothers, Inc. of Jena. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Ethel and John Taylor, and father, Hilton L. Weaver, Sr.

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Scherry Coldiron Case

Scherry Coldiron Case, 67, of Jonesville, passed from this life on Monday, July 3, 2017, at The Columns Nursing Home in Jonesville. She was born November 5, 1949 in Jonesville to the union of her parents, Johnnie and Edna Wade Coldiron. Scherry was a member of Wallace Ridge Pentecostal Church and a former member of Lake Lilly and Grace Baptist Church. She worked for fifteen years as a Special Education Teacher’s Aide for Catahoula Parish Schools and also worked for fifteen years, at the Catahoula Parish Library for a total of 30 years. She enjoyed gardening, reading, walking, hunting, fishing, traveling and sightseeing. She received the most joy by spending time with her family while drinking a cup of coffee. Services were held at 10 a.m., Friday, July 7, at Wallace Ridge Pentecostal Church with the Revs. Frank Bass and Todd Tucker officiating. Interment followed in the Heard Cemetery of Manifest under direction of Comer Funeral Home of Ferriday.

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Mary Ann Sagdahl

She was born Friday September 28,1934 in Tullos, to the union of William and Julia Steen Rankin.

Mary Ann Sagdahl, 82, of Tullos, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, July 1, 2017 in Jena.

A memorial service will be announced at a later date by Kinner and Stevens Funeral Home of Jena.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and a brother, John Donald Rankin.

Those left to cherish her memory include her husband of 63 years, Quentin Francis “Fritz” Sagdahl of Tullos; two daughters, Mary Francis Clements and husband Kellam of Imperial, MO and Kellie Ann Harris and husband Chip of Hattiesburg, MS; six grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren, and a brother, Leonard Rankin and wife Ann of Tullos.

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Phyllis A. Flannigan

Phyllis Asbury Flannigan, 86, of Monroe, passed away on July 1, 2017 in Monroe from complications from dementia.

She was born on June 21, 1931 in Duluth, MN.

Phyllis enjoyed sewing her entire life and watching the Gameshow Network and Dancing with the Stars, especially Derek Hough and the Saints and Drew Brees. Phyllis spent her final months at Avalon Place in Monroe.

Services will be at 5 p.m., Wednesday, July 5, at Mulhearn Funeral Home, 2308 Sterlington Road in Monroe, with Ricky Baker, Chaplain of Louisiana Hospice, officiating.

She was the mother of eight children, four of which preceded her in death- Nancy Edstrom (Ted), Allen Roehl, Lea D. Flannigan and Ricky Flannigan. She was also preceded in death by one brother and four sisters.

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Norma Jean Bradford

Norma Jean Tolbert Bradford, 73, of Jena, passed away on Saturday, July 1, 2017 at the Jena Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Jena.

She was born July 6, 1943 in Catahoula Parish to her parents, Roy Tolbert and Lucille Scarborough Tolbert.

Jean was a lifetime member of Sandy Lake Pentecostal Church. Jean was a woman who was strong in her faith and an overcomer of many obstacles throughout her life.

For years she worked at Davis and Brook’s Pharmacy in Jonesville, and later in life was a waitress at Robin’s Restaurant in Vidalia. She was a loving mother who enjoyed singing, doll collecting, and was a wonderful seamstress. She was loved by all who met her and will be greatly missed.

Services were held Monday, July 3, at Sandy Lake Pentecostal Church with the Revs. Joel Ford and Danny Chance officiating.

Interment followed at Heard Cemetery of Manifest under direction of Comer Funeral Home of Ferriday.

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John Dale Wilder

John Dale Wilder, age 84, of Richardson, Texas, went to be with the Lord on June 9, 2017.

He was born August 29, 1932, in Winnfield, to John William Wilder and Laura (Strother) Wilder.

On July 7, 1962, John married Eulalie “Lee” Vitrano, in New Orleans. He proudly served his country in the United States Navy from September 1951, to September 1955, during the Korean War. John was a member of First Baptist Church in Richardson, Texas.

John was known by all who had the joy of spending time with him as a generous, servant-hearted man of the Lord. He graduated from Louisiana Tech with a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and Secondary Education. He went on to receive a Master’s degree in Mathematics Education from Tulane University in 1966.

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Tamara Gay Smith

Tamara Gay Stroud Brown Smith, 53, of Lexington, Oklahoma passed from this life on April 2, 2017 at Chickasaw Nation Medical Center in Ada, OK, after a lengthy illness.

She was born March 15, 1964 in Shreveport to the union of her parents, Lonnie and Sharon Brown, former residents of Jena.

Tamara was a beautiful, talented person, gifted in so many ways. She is truly missed and loved. Her great grandmother was an original enrollee on the Chickasaw Indians Dawes Roll in Oklahoma.

Her memorial service was held at Wadley’s Funeral Home in Purcell, OK on April 8th.

Survivors include her husband, Roger D. Smith of Lexington, OK; her parents, Lonnie and Sharon Brown of Taylor, AR; daughter, Jennifer Griffin and grandson, Hayden of Norman; brothers, Randall R. Stroud Brown and Lonnie Shane Brown; a sister, Mandi M. Black; and an aunt, Mary Ann Poole of Rosefield.

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Johnny Lincecum

John “Johnny” Issac Lincecum, 75, of Jena, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, June 24, 2017, in Alexandria.

He was born Friday, August 8, 1941 in Georgetown, the son of the late Dan Peach and Noda Bell Nugent Lincecum.

Among the many things that he dearly loved was his family, his church, and working outside in his garden and yard.

Services were held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, June 27, at First Baptist Church of Jena with Rev. Terry Townsend officiating.

Interment followed in the Lincecum Baptist Church Cemetery of Georgetown under direction of Kinner and Stevens Funeral Home of Jena.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Faye Quaid and Madge Olden; two brothers, Dan P. Lincecum, Jr. and Allen Lincecum.

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Katie Adams Jones

Mrs. Katie Adams Jones, 83, of Georgetown, passed away Monday, June 19, 2017.

She was born Wednesday, June 5, 1934 in Sikes, to the union of her parents, Thomas and Mary Ila Boles Adams.

Mrs. Jones was a homemaker and was of the Baptist faith. She was former co-owner of J&K Logging company with her late husband and will be remembered for her love and caring heart for her family and friends. She always enjoyed the holidays and all our gatherings with family and friends. Everyone enjoyed her famous cooking, especially her chicken and dumplings.

Services were held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, June 21, at Georgetown Baptist Church with Rev. Carl Griffith officiating.

Interment followed in the Olla Cemetery under direction of Southern Funeral Home of Winnfield.

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Nick B. Harris

Nick B. Harris, 29, of Olla, passed from this life on Monday, June 19, 2017 from injuries he sustained in a traffic accident in the Fishville Community in Grant Parish.

He was born December 9, 1987 in Alexandria.

Nick was a railroad worker for Union Pacific Railroad.

Services were held at 5 p.m., Wednesday, June 21, in the chapel of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena with the Revs. Johnnie Phillips and Todd Norris officiating.

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

Those left to cherish in his memory include his parents, Dennis and Suzanne Harris of Olla; sister, Summer Pruett and husband Anthony of Jena; niece and “daughter of his heart”, Kealie Brown; grandparents, Vernon B. Harris of Olla, and Jean Norris of Jena.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Marie Harris and Shelby Norris.

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