Obituaries

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Donny G. Sheppard, Sr.

Donny Gene Sheppard, Sr., 83, of Jena, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, October 16, 2016 in his residence. He was born Monday, January 2, 1933 in Electra, Texas, to the union of his parents, John Morris and Hester McDowell Sheppard. Donny was a camp supervisor for Halliburton Services, a member of the Pampa Lodge #966, and a member of the First Baptist Church of Jena. Services were held at 2 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 20, in the First Baptist Church in Jena with Rev. Dominick DiCarlo officiating. Interment followed in the Jena Cemetery, east of Jena, under direction of Kinner and Stevens Funeral Home of Jena. He was preceded in death by his wife, Jerry Gayle Wright Sheppard; his parents; one brother, Bobby Sheppard; and four sisters, Martha Ainsworth, Louise Morehead, Betty Butler, and Shirley Gaharan. Survivors include two sons, Donny Sheppard, Jr.

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Donnie E. Nation

Donnie E. “Scrappy” Nation, 73, passed from this life on Friday, October 21, 2016, at the Citizens Medical Center in Columbia Heights. Services were held at 10 a.m., Monday, Oct. 24, at Pine Grove Apostolic Church of Kelly with the Revs. Johnny Barnhill and Heath Barnhill officiating. Interment followed in the Little Star Cemetery in the Holum Community in Caldwell Parish under direction of Magnolia Funeral Home of Alexandria. He was preceded in death by dad, Willard Nation; mom, Jimmie Nation; brother, George Nation; and granddaughter, Kassie Simons.

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James I. Cupples

James Isaac Cupples, 97, of the Pleasant Ridge Community near Olla, passed from this life on Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at the Haven Nursing Center in Columbia Heights. He was born January 16, 1919 near Olla to the union of his parents, Viola Jones Cupples and James Wiley Cupples. James was reared in a dogtrot house in the Pleasant Ridge Community, just northeast of Olla, and attended school for one year at Harris Chapel, a one-room schoolhouse in his community. He then attended and graduated from Olla-Standard High School in 1939. After working a short time in the logwoods, he joined the U.S. Navy on October 1, 1940, where he would serve for the next 20 years. Sailor Cupples was sent to San Diego, California for his first assignment and training, and was assigned to the USS McDougal 3358, a Navy destroyer, where he would spend most of the next 14 years on assignment in the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans. On December 1, 1940, the USS McDougal left San Diego headed for Pearl Harbor.

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Rev. Charles Anderson

Rev. Charles W. Anderson, 63, of Jena, passed from this life on Wednesday, October 19, 2016, at Hardtner Medical Center in Urania following a brief illness. He was born October 9, 1953 in Holden, LA. Charlie, as he was affectionately known by family and friends, was a prominent businessman, minister and public servant. He owned and operated a Dry Kiln and Lumber Yard for the past 20 years. Rev. Anderson also served as pastor at Maranatha Fellowship Church (now Lifepoint) for eight years and served as co-pastor for six years. He was a member of the Sanctuary Family Worship Center at the time of his death. Charlie also was a fixture on the LaSalle Parish School Board for the past two decades. He was first elected to the Board in the fall of 1994, and served one 4-year term from 1995-1998, representing District 9.

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Donny G. Sheppard, Sr.

Donny Gene Sheppard, Sr., 83, of Jena, passed from this life on Sunday, October 16, 2016, at his residence in Jena. Arrangements were incomplete at press time on Monday, but will be handled by Kinner and Stevens Funeral Home of Jena.
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Doris Glynn Gray

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Maxine A. Dearmon

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Steven H. Callender, Sr.

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Kenneth Boothe

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Stephen G. Auman

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