Obituaries

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Shelby Jones

Shelby Jones

SPC Shelby Tyler Jones, 20, of Killeen, Texas, and a native of LaSalle Parish, passed from this life on Sunday, March 1, 2020, in Killeen.

He was born March 9, 1999.

Shelby graduated from Jena High School in 2017 and has been in the United States Army for the past two years. He and his wife, Emily, resided in Temple, Texas, while he served at nearby Ft. Hood, Texas.

Services will be at 2 p.m., Friday, March 13, at First Baptist Church in Jena with Rev. Steve Jones officiating.

Interment with full military honors will follow in the Belah Cemetery under direction of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena.

The family requests that visitation be observed Thursday, March 12, from 4 to 9 p.m. at Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena, and beginning at 10 a.m. on Friday, March 13, at First Baptist Church in Jena.

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Theresa Cockerham

Theresa Lynn “Bug Smith” Cockerham, 61, of Trout, passed from this life on Sunday, March 8, 2020.

She was born May 31, 1958 in Jena.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. today, Wednesday, March 11, in the chapel of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena with Rev. Harvey Blasingame officiating.

Interment will follow in the Smith Family Cemetery of Trout under direction of Hixson Brothers, Inc. of Jena.

She was preceded in death by her father, Silas Joseph Smith, Jr.; mother, Bernice Tarver; brothers, Curtis Wayne Smith, and Leslie Smith.

Those left to cherish in her memory include her husband, David Cockerham; sons, Joseph Jones of Trout, John Jones of Trout, and Grady Jones, Jr. of Summerville; brothers, Eddie “Bo” Smith, Sr. and Jerry Glen Smith, both of Trout; sister, Shirley Sharp of Clayton; and nine grandchildren.

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Beverly Glen Bell

Beverly Glen Bell

Beverly Glen Bell, 86, of Jena, passed from this life early Saturday morning, March 7, 2020, at the LaSalle Nursing Home of Jena.

He was born July 30, 1933 to the union of his parents, Walter Gerome and Laura Edwards Bell.

Beverly had been an icon in the town of Jena for over 50 years as the owner of Bell’s TV and Music in Jena. His specialty was in TV/Radio sales and repairs, and his business was located on US 84 between Jena and Midway.

He served his country in the U.S. Army from 1953 through 1956. In his spare-time he enjoyed playing rhythm guitar and country music. Beverly also enjoyed his LSU/New Orleans Saints football games.

He was a faithful member of Temple Baptist Church in Jena.

Services were held at 3 p.m., Sunday, March 8, in the chapel of Kinner and Stevens Funeral Home of Jena with Rev. Jimmy Keene officiating.

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O’neal Adams

O’neal Adams

Marshall O’neal “Kojak” Adams, 67, of Olla, passed away Wednesday, March 4, 2020, in his home surrounded by his loved ones according to his wishes.

O’neal was born December 5, 1952 in Urania, the son of Tolbert Marshall Adams and Marie Callender Adams.

His family and friends called him O’neal, Big O, Pickle, and his trucking buddies knew him as Kojak.

O’neal was a lifetime truck driver and owner operator after serving his country in the United States Army and touring in Bamburg, Germany.

He will be sadly missed by many.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Sandra Adams Foley and husband Loren Lee; a sister, Esther Adams Brazell; and a brother-in-law, Jeffery Allen Ratcliff.

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04
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In Memory

In Memory

In memory of Raymond Breithaupt

8/10/26 – 3/6/14

Six long years have passed. Life has to go on. It has not been easy. There are so many things that remind me of you. You will never be forgotten.

Missed so much by your wife Meddie

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Barbara Jean Williams

Barbara Jean Williams

Barbara Jean Williams, 73, of Tullos, passed from this life on Saturday, February 22, 2020.

She was born December 27, 1946 in Winnfield to the union of her parents, J. H. “Tinkus” Ivy, Jr. and Jeannie Allbritton Ivy.

Services were held at 10 a.m., Monday, Feb. 24, at Tullos First Baptist Church in Tullos with Rev. Scott Smith officiating.

Interment followed in the New Union Cemetery, north of Tullos, under direction of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

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Helen M. Westbrooks

Helen Maxine Westbrooks, 86, of Olla, passed from this life on Thursday, February 27, 2020.

She was born January 23, 1934 in Harrisonburg to the union of her parents, Pervis Earl Cotten and Eva Louise Cotten.

Services were held at 1 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 29, at Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena with Rev. Claude Chaney officiating.

Interment followed in the Westbrooks-Swilley Cemetery of Aimwell under direction of Hixson Brothers, Inc. of Jena.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Calvin Willie Westbrooks; her parents; brothers, Nathan Cotten, and Earl Cotten; sisters, Virgie Westbrooks, and Grace Mitchell; and grandson, D.J. Westbrooks.

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Everett “Crusty” Toler

Everett “Crusty” Toler

Everett “Crusty” Toler, 71, of Jena, and an avid Jena Giants sports fan, entered eternal rest on Friday, February 28, 2020, at his residence.

He was born July 6, 1948 at Jena to the union of his parents, Everett and Stella Toler.

Crusty was a native of Jena and attended Pritchard Baptist Church. He was a retired Tugboat Captain and enjoyed fishing, hunting and all sports. He was a member of the “Ole Boys” Club.

He was very much into politics, consistently inviting national, state and local elected officials to speak at the “Ole Boys” Club, which met weekly in Jena. He will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.

Services were held at 10 a.m., Monday, March 2, at Pritchard Baptist Church in the Old River Community with Rev. Terry Doughty officiating.

Interment followed in the Pine Grove Cemetery of Rhinehart under direction of Rush Funeral Home of Pineville.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

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Bro. Bill Robertson

Bro. Bill Robertson

Dr. William “Bill” (Banks) Robertson, Jr., 67, of Winnsboro, passed suddenly from this life on Monday, February 24, 2020, at the parsonage of Fellowship Baptist Church in the Belah Community, where he was serving as pastor. He lived his entire life serving his Lord.

He was born to the union of Bill and Violet Womack Robertson on November 13, 1952 in Oak Grove. He graduated from Winnsboro High School, Louisiana College, and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Bro. Bill loved the Lord and spread that love to all who knew him. He lived his faith 58 years serving the Lord, and now that faith has become sight!

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Cynthia Mae Richey

Cynthia Mae Richey

Cynthia Mae Richey, 56, of Manifest, entered eternal rest on Monday, February 17, 2020 at Christus St. Frances Cabrini Hospital in Alexandria, surrounded by her loving family.

She was born Sunday, March 17, 1963 to the union of her parents, Jimmy and Joy Thompson.

Mrs. Richey was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend. Cynthia loved taking pictures of family, friends and her animals. She loved capturing memories through a camera lens.

Services were held at 10 a.m., Friday, Feb. 21, at Pisgah Baptist Church at Manifest with the Revs. Joe Cook and Ken Hoots officiating.

Interment followed in the Heard Cemetery of Manifest under direction of Gallagher Funeral Home and Crematory of Ball.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her brother, Kevin Thompson; her mother-inlaw, Elsie Marie Richey; and father and motherin-law, William and Ethlyn Richey.

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