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Bobbie Jean Smith

Bobbie Jean Poole Smith, 72, of Jena, passed from this life on Sunday, May 7, 2017, at the Jena Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Jena.

She was born January 25, 1945 in Monroe to the union of her parents, Frank NcCoy Poole and Katie Mae Richmond Poole. She grew up in Columbia.

In the early 1970’s Bobbie moved to Jena where she owned and operated the Strand Theatre in downtown Jena, which is now in the process of being restored. Bobbie was a homemaker who loved interior decorating and arts and crafts. She was a caring housewife and mother.

Services will be held at 1 p.m., Wednesday, May 10, from the chapel of Riser Funeral Home in Columbia with Bro. Craig Franklin officiating.

Interment will follow in the Jena Cemetery under direction of Riser Funeral Home of Columbia.

She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Gracie Halley and Ella Moore; and a brother, Grady Poole.

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‘Buddy’ Plumlee

Granvill Henry “Buddy” Plumlee, 79, passed from this life on Friday, May 5, 2017, at the LaSalle General Hospital following a lengthy illness with multiple illnesses.

A celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, May 27, 2017, which would have been his 80th birthday.

Buddy was born in Clarendon, Arkansas on May 27, 1937 to William and Oma Plumlee. He attended school in Stuttgart and went on to become a construction manager in the highway and heavy construction field.

He met Mary Lou while assigned to a highway construction project in Mary Lou’s hometown of Tullos. Buddy and Mary Lou were married on July 14, 1957.

Buddy retired in 2008 after a distinguished 53-year career where he took part in projects spanning all over Louisiana, Arkansas and Mississippi. He enjoyed his retirement by spending time with his family, gardening, farming, and continuing his study of all things weather related.

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Brooke Nobles

Brooke Nobles, 26, of Harrisonburg, passed from this life on Saturday, April 29, 2017.

Brooke was a graduate of Grant High School.

Services were held at 10 a.m., Friday, May 5, at the Wallace Ridge Pentecostal Church near Jonesville with the Revs. Lance Torrey and Todd Tucker officiating.

Interment followed in the Heard Cemetery near Manifest under direction of Magnolia Funeral Home of Alexandria.

She was preceded in death by her uncle, Brian Nobles; grandpa, Henry LaVern Riley; and great-grandfather, T.J. Torrey.

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Miles C. King

Miles Carlton King, 81, of Georgetown, passed from this life on Monday, May 1, 2017.

He was born Thursday, February 20, 1936 in, Urania.

Mr. King served his country in the United States Army. He was a member of Lincecum Baptist Church of Georgetown and the Georgetown Lodge #298 F & AM.

Services were held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, May 3, at Beulah Baptist Church near Georgetown with Rev. Lamar Carpenter officiating.

Interment followed in the Beulah Baptist Church Cemetery near Georgetown under direction of Southern Funeral Home of Winnfield.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Cary King and Lillian Chromchak; first wife, Joy King; and sisters, Carolyn Wood and Henrietta Tannehill.

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Melba Jean Francis

Melba Jean Francis, 79, of Jena, passed from this life on Friday, May 5, 2017, at her home in Jena.

She was born February 18, 1938 in Zenoria to the union of her parents, Ernest and Clara White Terrell.

Mrs. Melba worked as a Nurse from 1976 until her retirement. She was a lifelong member of Temple Baptist Church. She enjoyed traveling, camping, word games, playing cards with the rook ladies and Council on Aging.

Services were held at 2 p.m., Sunday, May 7, at Temple Baptist Church in Jena with the Revs. Jimmy Keene and Reid Terry officiating.

Interment followed in Nolley Memorial Cemetery in Jena under direction of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands, Justin Russell and Charles Francis; brothers, Buster, Jimmy, Bobby (Pee Wee) and an infant brother; sisters, Marie Bruney, Bernice Stoneman and an infant sister.

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Wesley Ruben Cox

Wesley Ruben Cox, 82, of Tullos, passed from this life on Monday, May 1, 2017 at his residence.

He was born December 5, 1934 to the union of his parents, John Wesley Cox and Mary Jane McGuffey Cox.

Mr. Cox was a member of Cross Roads Baptist Church where he was a deacon, music director and Sunday School teacher. He was a master mason and a member of Charles F. Buck Lodge No. 260 F&AM in Urania.

Services were held at 2 p.m., Thursday, May 4, at Cross Roads Baptist Church with the Revs. Bruce Weatherford and Denver McBroom officiating.

Interment followed in the Beech Creek Cemetery, west of Tullos, under direction of Southern Funeral Home of Winnfield.

He was also preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Sammie Adams Cox; sister, Dartha Cox Vines; and a brother, Herman Cox.

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Doris Ann Cowart

Doris Ann Cowart, a native of Jena, passed from this life on Friday, May 5, 2017, at the Landmark Nursing and Rehab in West Monroe, at the age of 87 years, 6 months, and 7 days.

She was born October 28, 1929 in Jena to the family of Joseph Clyde and Lela Jeanette Sandiferd Pentecost.

Mrs. Cowart worked in the nursing field as a Licensed Practical Nurse.

Services were held at 2 p.m., Sunday, May 7, in the chapel of Kinner and Stevens Funeral Home of Jena.

Interment followed in the Belah Cemetery in the Belah Community under direction of Kinner and Stevens, Inc. of Jena.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur Willard Cowart; and her parents.

Those left to cherish her memories is a daughter, Carmen Stellman and husband Steve of Farmerville; a grandson, Russell Kendrick and wife Karen of West Monroe; a granddaughter, Kale Hawker of Arcadia; and two great grandchildren, Michael and Andrew Kendrick.

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Jennifer Boyd

Jennifer Boyd, 46, of Trout, passed from this life on Thursday, May 1, 2017, at the Hardtner Medical Center in Urania.

She was born December 29, 1970.

Services were held at 12-noon on Thursday, May 4, in the chapel of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena with Rev. Reid Terry officiating.

Interment followed in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery near Jena under direction of Hixson Brothers, Inc. of Jena.

She was preceded in death by her mother Betty Ann Doughty Thiels; son, Justin Craig Boyd; and brother, Charles Nathan Thiels.

Those left to cherish in her memory include her sons, Marcus Kyle Boyd and wife Josilyn of Pollock, and Caden McCann of Trout; daughter, Lindsey Kleinpeter and husband Scott of Sulphur; father, Charles Aubrey Thiels and wife Linda; brother, Scott Thiels and wife Pepper of Pineville; sister, Connie McCann and husband Joey of Trout; grandchildren, Zayne, Riley, Ryanne, Braelyn; and neices and nephews.

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Mary A. Stockman

Mary Annar Stockman, 83, of Harrisonburg, passed from this life on Sunday, April 30, 2017 in Jena.

She was born Sunday, April 15, 1934 in Harrisonburg.

Mary was a lifelong resident of Harrisonburg and pastored various churches with her husband.

Services were held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, May 2, at New Hope Apostolic Church in Leland with the Revs. Justin Nowlin and Allen Hatten officiating.

Interment followed in the Heard Cemetery near Manifest under direction of Young’s Funeral Home of Jonesville.

She is preceded in death by her father, John Ernest Ogden; mother, Mary Annar Williams; and husband, Rev. Doyle Stockman.

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Kennith McGuffee

Kennith Mason McGuffee, 65, of Urania, passed from this life on Tuesday, April 25, 2017, at his residence following an extended illness.

He was born March 28, 1952 in Monroe to the union of his parents, Oma Cary McGuffee and Earlean Thompson McGuffee.

Kennith served his country in the United States Navy in Vietnam having fulfilled six tours of service, some of which was on the USS Enterprise.

Prior to his illness he was Senior Surveyor with Lloyds Register Energy-Drilling. Kennith was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He loved to hunt, fish and spend time with his family and fellowship with the members of his church.

Services were held at 2 p.m., Friday, April 28, from the sanctuary of Pinehill Baptist Church of Urania with Rev. Ed Smith and Bro. Cory Fowler officiating.

Interment with full military honors followed at the Rosefield Cemetery under direction of Riser Funeral Home of Olla.

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