Obituaries

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Oct

Thomas ‘Kirby’ Miller

Thomas ‘Kirby’ Miller

Thomas “Kirby” Miller, 33, of Oakdale, entered eternal rest on Tuesday, October 13, 2020 in Alexandria.

He was born October 27, 1986 in Alexandria to Thomas William Miller and Teresa LeMay Peoples.

Services were held at 10 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 22, in the chapel of White Oaks Funeral Home in Alexandria with Rev. Mark Woodham officiating.

Committal service followed in the Pine Hill Cemetery near Olla under direction of White Oaks Funeral Home of Alexandria.

He was preceded in death by paternal grandfather, George W. “Buddy” Miller; maternal grandparents, Donald and Peggy LeMay; and cousin, Joshua Lee Tyson.

Those left behind to cherish his memory are his parents, Thomas Miller of Boyce; his mother, Teresa Peoples of Oakdale; paternal grandmother, Norma Miller of Hineston; one brother, Anthony Kimmel of Oakdale; one sister, Christina Taylor of Jena; along with a host of family and friends.

Wed
28
Oct

Doris Marie Maxwell

Doris Marie Maxwell

Doris Marie Smith Maxwell, 83, of Prairieville, and a native of Jena, passed away on Sunday, October 25, 2020 in her home surrounded by her family.

Most of Doris’ family and friends knew her as “MeMaw”. She was born in Shreveport to Earl and Irene Smith of Jena on August 8, 1937.

She married the love of her life, Joe Maxwell, in June of 1954, at her family home in Jena, and together they celebrated 60 years of happiness and friendship. They were a prolific couple as they had six children in less than eight years.

MeMaw was known for her delicious cooking, beautiful quilts and sewing, love of travel, and spoiling her little darlings. She loved to teach her grandchildren and “the greats” how to sew, cook, drive, and do crafts. Her best times were when they all took trips with her that became the core to many “MeMaw stories”. She touched the hearts of those who knew and loved her.

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28
Oct

Samantha Lambeth

Samantha Lambeth

Samantha Renee Peavy Lambeth, 36, passed from this life on Thursday, October 15, 2020 at her residence.

She was born Friday, February 3, 1984 in Odessa, Texas, to the union of her parents, Paula Armstrong Peavy and O. Leigton Peavy, Jr.

Sambo, as she was lovingly known as, was preceded in death by her grandson, Shelby James; her mother, Paula D. Armstrong Peavy; a brother, John Clayton Peavy; and brother-inlaw, Brandy B. Nolan.

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28
Oct

Kenneth Kincaid

Kenneth Kincaid, 79, of Jena, passed from this life on Sunday, October 18, 2020, at his home.

Arrangements are being handled by Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena.

Wed
28
Oct

Kenneth J. Hebert

Kenneth J. Hebert

Kenneth Joseph Hebert, 72, of Rogers, passed from this life on Wednesday, October 21, 2020.

Also known as “Tha’ Bear”, Kenneth was born August 3, 1948 in Jena to Exo J. “Frenchie” Hebert and Annie Thompson Hebert. He was the second oldest of four.

Kenneth grew up in Rogers, on Kitterlin Creek Bay with his siblings James “Jimmy” Hebert (Mary), Janice Hebert Wyatt (Edgar), and Dennis Hebert. Those who know and love him didn’t call it Rogers, it was really Bearville and he was the Mayor!

Bear was an avid storyteller and all the details mattered. He loved life in the country and living off the land. He thought there was nothing more valuable on earth than a good horse and hunting dog. And, he could crack a whip and blow a cow horn like nobody’s business.

Wed
28
Oct

Corbrian “Trell” Jones

Corbrian “Trell” Jones

Corbrian Dontrell “Trell” Jones, 25, of Jena, left this precious life on Wednesday, October 12, 2020, at the Rapides Regional Medical Center in Alexandria.

He was born March 21, 1995, to Younatha Beard and Charles Jones.

“Trell”, as he was affectionately known, was baptized at Trout Creek Baptist Church under the leadership of Rev. Roger Green and served as a junior usher. He graduated from Jena High School in 2013.

Trell enjoyed body building, fishing, singing, dancing, and was very comical.

Homegoing services were held at 1 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 18, at Trout Creek Baptist Church with Rev. Jamerson Jackson officiating.

Interment followed in the Webster Cemetery of Good Pine under direction of Gayden Funeral Home of Jena.

He was preceded in death by his great grandparents, David and Mert Beard.

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28
Oct

Ronnie L. Hamilton

Ronnie LaDale Hamilton, 63, of Jonesville, passed from this life on Friday, October 23, 2020, in Jonesville.

He was born July 1,1957 in Ferriday to the union of his parents, Joe Tooley Hamilton and Mary Harrison Hamilton.

Ronnie was a resident of Jonesville and a member of Utility Baptist Church of Jonesville. Ronnie married Sheila Taylor on March 18, 1976. He was a hard worker, farming at an early age, working the pipe line, truck driving, logging and operating heavy equipment.

Ronnie loved his family and friends always lending a helping hand. He loved hunting deer and hogs and listening to a good dog chasing deer and hogs. He truly enjoyed the outdoors. Ronnie always said, what matters most in this world in the end, is family and friends.

Services were held at 2 p.m., Monday, Oct. 26, at Utility Baptist Church with the Revs. Dennis Baker, Dustin Robertson and Terry Ross officiating.

Wed
28
Oct

Kevin Keith Brooks

Kevin Keith Brooks

Kevin Keith Brooks, 55, of Jena, passed from this life on Wednesday, October 21, 2020, at his home.

He was born February 1, 1965 in Jena.

Kevin was a carpenter by trade.

Memorial services were held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 27, at First Baptist Church in Good Pine with Rev. Brandon Poole and David Sherrill officiating.

He was preceded in death by his father, Earl K. Brooks; and son, Tyler Keith Brooks.

Those left to cherish his memory are his daughter, Mindy Brooks of West Monroe; his mother, Rose Marie Brooks of Jena; sisters, Misty Brooks Ray and Shelly Brooks, both of Jena; brothers, Jason Brooks and Jarrod Brooks, both of Jena; grandchildren, Destin Brooks, Dayton Brooks, Barton Brooks, Garrett Brooks and Brantley Brooks, all of West Monroe; niece and nephew, Lacy Brooks and Jacob Ray of Baton Rouge; and daughter-inlaw, Daneace “DD” Brooks of West Monroe.

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Oct

George L. Beckham

George L. Beckham

George Lee Beckham, 83, of Orange, Texas, and a native of Jena, passed away on Saturday, October 24, 2020.

He was born October 6, 1937 in Ofahoma, Mississippi, to the union of his parents, Willie C. and Eddie B. Beckham.

George moved to Jena as a young child, and graduated from Jena High School in 1956, where he played football for the Jena Giants. In July of 1957 he married his high school sweetheart, Joan Simmons. He moved to Orange, Texas and went to work for Allied Chemical.

He started in the lab and moved into many positions within the chemical plant, retiring as an Instrument Electrical Technician after 37 years. He continued his studies in the electrical field throughout his life. He was truly a jack-of-all-trades and could accomplish anything he set his mind to. He was a devoted husband, Daddy, Grampa, and caregiver with a heart of gold.

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Oct

Genevieve O. Adams

Genevieve O. Adams

Genevieve Ozelle Adams, 92, passed from this world, on Saturday, October 17, 2020.

She was born November 10, 1927 in Jena to the union of her parents, Henry Taylor and Myrtle Masters.

Ms. Ozelle, as she was affectionately called, was a resident of LaSalle Nursing Home, and was known by all who encountered her as a spunky, fun soul. She will be dearly missed by those who knew her.

Graveside services were held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 20, at Georgetown Cemetery with Rev. Tommy Sanson officiating.

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

She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, U. V. Taylor; and one grandson, Jason Shelton.

She was survived by her daughters, Connie Isaac (Ron) of Paris, KY, and Barbara Tuttle (Bob) of Sevierville, TN; four grandchildren, Sophia Belgard, Tassi Dalton, Jeffery Shelton, and Jake Long; five great grandchildren, Taylor, Kylie, Whit, Landon, and Presley.

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