Obituaries

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Elona Jones

Elona Jones, 67, of Aimoch, passed from this life on Sunday, February 24, 2019, at the Jena Nursing and Rehab Center in Jena.

Graveside services were held at 2 p.m., Monday, Feb. 25, at Aimoch Baptist Church Cememtery with Rev. Bobby Magee officiating.

Interment followed under direction of Magnolia Funeral Home of Alexandria.

Those left to cherish her memory include her parents, Ronald and Joann Andrews; two brothers, Jerry Bass and wife Janice and Mark Andrews and wife Lynn; sister, Lori D’Arensbourg and husband Doug; nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.  

Pallbearers were Mark Andrews, Rodney Andrews, Chris Anderson, Stephen Crooks, Doug D’Arensbourg and Calvin Deason.

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Virginia E. Heinemann

Virginia Elizabeth Heinemann passed from this life on Friday, February 22, 2019 in Alexandria.

Ms. Virginia was quite cultured and loved traveling around the world. She was an avid music lover, enjoying the symphony. She will be sadly missed by those who knew her.

Graveside services were held at 2 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 24, in the Belah Cemetery in the Belah Community with Ronald Price officiating.

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

She was preceded in death by her parents, Stephen Edward Windham and Fannie Nettie Windham; four sisters, Annie Price, Myrtle Powell, Dorothy Windham, and Vera Guillott; and one brother, Noah Windham.

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Pansy Rue Coon

Pansy Rue Coon, 80, of Jena, passed from this life on Saturday, February 23, 2019.

She was born April 30, 1938 in Alexandria.

Services were held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 26, in the chapel of Nebo Baptist Church of Nebo with the Revs. Tommy Prince and Joey Paul officiating.

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

She was preceded in death by her husband, Zeno Coon; father, George Feazell; mother, Wessye Corbett; three brothers, four sisters; son, Terry Coon; grandson, Brad Coon; and great grandson, Gavin Calk.

Those left to cherish in her memory include her son, Todd Coon and wife Patti of Jena; daughter, Pamela Edwards and husband Dennis of Shreveport; seven grandchildren, and 11 great grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Dylan Edwards, Jory Coon, Zac Coon, Bradley Barrett, Tyler Thomas, and Matt Grimm.

Honorary pallbearers were Carl Lloyd, John Grimm, Jamie Pritchard, and Keith Ray.

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Tammy Marie Bell

Tammy Marie Trosclair Bell, 58, passed from this life on Saturday, February 2, 2019. She was a native of Houma but had lived in Jena for a time and attended Midway Baptist Church.

She was a loving mother, wife, and grandmother. She loved to spend time with her husband, talk about the Lord among each other and with their children, playing games on her computer, and watching television.

Whenever concerts were held at church, she attended and truly enjoyed the music. She loved playing with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Services were held Saturday, Feb. 16, at Coteau Baptist Church in Houma.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Lilly Mae Constrantchis Trosclair and Arthur Peter Trosclair; brother, Aubrey Paul Trosclair, Sr.; nephew, Aubrey Paul Trosclair, Jr.; and grandsons, Michael Paul Wade Wilson and Thomas Ezekiel Frizzell.

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In memory of Bobbie Virginia Smith

Departal for Heaven on February 18, 1013 Never To Be Forgotten!

It’s hard to believe, but six years have passed since you left us. We think about you, and love you more, each and every day of our lives. You were, and are everything to us, and our memories help to keep us going, as best we can, to cope with the loss of such a great lady! We are diminished by your absence, and Heaven is enhanced by your presence! God bless you, as he always has, and we’ll see you again some day.

Always, Pat, Sonny and Annabeth Brasseux all the rest of the family and a host of friends of Bobbie Virginia Smith

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Betty Irene Phelps

Betty Irene Phelps, 65, of Rhinehart, passed from this life on Wednesday, February 13, 2019.

She was born July 12, 1953 in Jena.

Services were held at 2 p.m., Friday, Feb. 15, in the chapel of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena with Rev. Shad Tibbs officiating.

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

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ray Phelps; father, Percy Donald Strickland, Jr.; mother, Laura Lorrine Jones; daughter, Christina Phelps; brother, Donald Strickland; and sisters, Syble Smith, and Ruth Ann Ford.

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Helen Anglin Webb

Helen Louise Webb, of Trout, passed from this life on Saturday, February 16, 2019, a day before her 66th birthday. Arrangements were incomplete at press time, but will be announced by Kinner and Stevens Funeral Home of Jena.

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Barbara Sant Ratcliff

Barbara Sant Ratcliff, 67, of Columbia, and formerly of Nebo, passed from this life on Friday, February 8, 2019, at the Rapides Regional Medical Center in Alexandria.

She was born April 24, 1951 in Meridian, Mississippi, to the union of Willie Sant and Kathleen Ferrand.

Barbara had a true servants heart and dedicated herself to her chosen profession in healthcare as an LPN and then a RN for over fifty years. While she loved her career, her true passion and love was her family. She enjoyed spending her time and devoting her energy to her loved ones whom she cherished very much.

Services were held at 12-noon on Wednesday, Feb. 13, from the chapel of Riser Funeral Home in Columbia with Rev. Robbie Alford Robertson officiating.

Interment followed in the Columbia Hill Cemetery in Columbia under direction of Riser Funeral Home of Columbia.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and her husband, Danny Joe Ratcliff.

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Donna Nell Poole

Donna Nell Poole, 68, of Summerville, passed from this life on Wednesday, February 13, 2019, in her residence surrounded by her loving family following a brief illness.

She was born October 26, 1950 at Jena to the union of her parents, Lawrence Edwin and Alda Donna Poole.

Donna was known by all for her addictive smile and bright personality. She had a kind word for all. She served several area churches through the ministry of music as pianist. She had a great love for her Savior and her church family.

Services were held at 2 p.m., Sunday, Feb.17, at Summerville Baptist Church in the Summerville Community with the Revs. Mickey Hudnall and Jessie Henderson officiating.

Interment followed in the Spring Ridge Cemetery near Aimwell under direction of Kinner and Stevens Funeral Home of Jena.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Wayne Poole; and a brother, Jerry Poole.

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Mike Nelson

Michael “Mike” Nelson, 74, a resident of Morgan City, was called home to be with the Lord at his residence on Tuesday February 12, 2019, surrounded by his loving family.

He was born on July 2, 1944, in Columbia, La., the son of Gwendolyn Cruse Nelson and Copeland Ray Nelson.

Mike served in the United States Marine Corp from 1963-1967. He served two tours of duty in Vietnam with Battlefield promotions to Corporal, then Sergeant.

After Vietnam, he played minor league baseball for two years. He also was an avid pool player who learned from the great Willie Mosconi. He was a lifetime St. Louis Cardinals fan from the age of 8 years-old and did play-by-play with the late Harry Carey. He had a great passion for the outdoors and loved to hunt and fish.

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