Obituaries

Obituaries

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Robert “T-Bob” Cassels, Jr., 78, of the Rosefield Community, passed from this life on Sunday, Sep

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Chuckey Marvin Foley, 57, of Orlando, Florida and a native of Jena, LA, passed away to be with th

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Shirley Beth Hatten, 77, of Jena, passed from this life on Friday, September 14, 2018, at the LaS

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Mary Parker Valentine Taylor, 94, of the Belah Community near Jena, passed from this life on Wedn

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

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John “Horace” Tingle

John “Horace” Tingle, 70, of the Belah Community, passed from this life on Sunday, April 15, 2018, at his residence. He was born August 16, 1947 in Belah to the union of his parents, C. W. and Agnes Jesse Whatley Tingle. Horace was a trucker for T. K. Stanley. Services were held at 10 a.m., Tuesday, April 17, in the chapel of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena with the Revs. Larry Chapman and Mike Devillier officiating. Interment followed in the Belah Cemetery under direction of Hixson Brothers, Inc. of Jena. He was preceded in death by his wife, Sheron Collins Tingle; and his parents. Those left to cherish his memory include his sons, Jacob Tingle and Jonathan Tingle, both of Jena; brother, Lester Tingle of Belah; sister, Carolyn T. Dekyzer of Alexandria; and a host of nieces and nephews. Pallbearers were Peter Dekyzer, Justin Dekyzer, Ronnie McDaniel, Dennis Bradford, Dannon Tingle and Michael Tingle.

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Bobby W. Horne

Bobby Wayne Horne, 82, of Atlanta, LA passed away on Wednesday, April 11, 2018. He was born Wednesday, March 11, 1936 in Verda to the union of his parents, Marvin Earl and Thelma “Bill” James Horne. Mr. Horne was a hard working man, who mentored many young loggers. He set a fine example for family and friends. He was a member of the Atlanta Baptist Church. Services were held at 2 p.m., Sunday, April 15, in the chapel of Southern Funeral Home in Winnfield with Rev. Craig James officiating. Interment followed in the Atlanta Cemetery in Atlanta under direction of Southern Funeral Home of Winnfield. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife of 53 years, Alice LeBaron Horne; brother and life long logging partner, James “Marvin” Horne; son, Mark D. Horne; and daughter, Belinda Horne Simmons. Those left to cherish his memory include his sons, Tracey L. Horne (Sarita), Jeffery W. Horne (Penny), and Tommy R. Horne; five grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

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Angie Davidson

Angela “Angie” Elaine Davidson, 46 of Jena, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, April 5, 2018 in Lake Charles. She was born Wednesday, August 25, 1971 in Monroe to the union of Randy and Janice Gayle Tuberville Smith. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, and friend. Angie is survived by her husband Bryan Davidson, two sons, Logan Davidson and Brody Davidson, two daughters, Rayna Davidson and Aubriegh Davidson, one grandchild Eyliegh, her parents, stepfather Alva Jackson, and one brother, Darrin Smith and wife Corrine. She was preceded in death by her grandparents. A memorial service was held at 2 p.m., Sunday, April 15, at Jena First Baptist Church with the Rev. Dominick DiCarlo and Pastor Shirley Davidson officiating

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Otha Lavon Coon

Otha Lavon Coon, 86, of Jena, passed from this life on Monday, April 9, 2018, at the Veterans Affairs Nursing Home in Pineville. He was born May 16, 1931 in Trout, the second of six children born to the union of his parents, Hamilton and Eunice Windham Coon. Lavon was orphaned at the young age of 15 due to a tragic automobile accident in which his parents and three siblings drowned. As a result of the loss, he was forced to drop out of high school and began public work to help provide for his younger sibling. Lavon enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in 1951 and served during the Korean War. After completing training as a radio operator in San Diego, CA, Corporal Coon was assigned to active duty in a South Korean Division Company Anglico, where he was sent to an outpost on Hill 229. His job was to spy on North Korea and call military strikes on the enemy, including air assaults and naval ship strikes. Cpl.

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Clarence Alexander

Clarence Shirley Alexander, 83 of Uriah, Alabama, and a former resident of Jena, passed away on Saturday, night April 7, 2018 at his residence. His residence was just down the road from where he was born at Palmers’ Crossing in a shotgun house on Friday, August 24, 1934. The doctor came from Uriah in a horse drawn buggy to deliver him. His mother and father were quite certain he would be a girl and they would name the child Shirley. The baby turned out to be a boy so they named him Clarence Shirley Alexander. All of his life he was known to his family and close friends as Shirley. He died close by where he was born. In the intervening years he traveled far and wide. He began school in Alabama and later graduated from Jena High School in 1952. He attended Louisiana Tech in Ruston, before enlisting in the United States Navy. He was serving off the Korean coast when the Armistice was signed on July 27, 1953.

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Misty Randall Clark

Misty Randall Clark, 37, of Trout, passed from this life on Saturday, April 7, 2018, from injuries sustained in a vehicle accident on LA 8 at Fishville. She was born June 26, 1980 in Urania. Services were held at 3 p.m., Wednesday, April 11, at Pine Grove Baptist Church with the Revs. Joel Johnson and Ashton Clark officiating. Interment followed in the Pine Grove Cemetery of Rhinehart under direction of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena. Those left to cherish her memory include husband, Ricky Clark of Trout; a son, Nathan Elijah Clark, and daughter, Rachel Adelle Clark, both of Trout; her father, Kenneth (Pat) Randall of Nebo; her mother, Kathy Sanford of Jena; brothers, John (Kristy) Spears of New Iberia, Dwayne (Karin) Spears of Nebo, Jim (Becky) Randall of Pineville, Harrison Sandifer and Mason Sandifer, both of Monroe; nieces and nephews, Leah Spears, Kaytlen Spears, Morgan Spears, McKinley Sandifer, Kenny Spears, Nico Spears, Zayne Randall and Lance Randall.

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Jerry Mayo

Edith Irma Berry Amos Norris, 79, of Jena, passed away on Wednesday, April 4, 2018, in Tennessee. She was a homemaker and member of the Baptist faith. Visitation was held on Friday, April 6, in the Partlow Funeral Chapel in Lebannon, Tennessee, with additional visitation held on Monday, April 9, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena. Services were held at 1 p.m, Tuesday, April 10, at East Jena Baptist Church of Jena with the Revs. Craig James, Steve Jones and Bobbie McGee officiating. Interment followed in the Randall Cemetery near Jena under direction of Hixson Brothers, Inc. of Jena. She was preceded in death by parents, C.L. and Irma Berry; husband, Billy Mack Amos; and great-granddaughter, Kristin Crooks.

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Jerry Mayo

Jerry Mayo, 80, of Gray, Texas, and formerly of Jena, passed from this life on Monday, March 26, 2018, in Carthage, Texas. He was born March 14, 1938 in Lake Providence, being one of four children born to Thad and Cora “Coda” Graham Mayo. Jerry was raised and schooled in Jena, and graduated with the class of 1957. After high school, he went to work in the oil field. He met and later married Carolyn Ford in 1977 and together they celebrated 37 years, until she preceded him in death in July 2014. Jerry worked for Hunt Oil Company for 42 years. He was an active member in the Masonic Lodge in Gary, Carthage, Beckville and Timpson and had received his 40-year pin. He was also a member of the Sharon Shriners in Tyler. Jerry worked for the Panola County Sheriff’s Office as the Gary City Marshal for many years and was a member of the Gary Fire Department. Services were held at 10 a.m., Friday, March 30, in the chapel of Hawthorn Funeral Home in Carthage, TX with the Revs.

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Trey Beasley

Tommy Joe “Trey” Beasley, III, 41, of Shreveport, passed away on Friday, April 6, 2018. He was born Friday, February 11, 1977 in El Paso, Texas. Trey was an avid LSU fan and a member of the Kappa Alpha Fraternity at ULM. He loved his niece and nephew like they were his own children. Services were held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, April 10, at Southern Funeral Home chapel in Winnfield with Rev. Andrew Partington officiating. Interment followed in the Garden of Memories in Winnfield under arrangements of Southern Funeral Home of Winnfield. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Felix J. and Annie Ernestine Mercer; and paternal grandparents, Tom Beasley, Jr. and Ernestine Beasley. Those left to cherish his memory include his father, Tommie Joe Beasley, Jr., of Tupelo, MS; mother, Betty Jean Mercer Beasley of Shreveport; sister, Natasha Clifton (Morris, Jr.) of Jonesboro; nephew, Cayden James Clifton of Jonesboro; and niece, Presley Holder of Jonesboro.

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Mary M. Parsley

Mary Mclawchlin Parsley, 101, of Hamshire, Texas, and a native of Jena, died peacefully at her home on Thursday, April 5, 2018. She was born in Jena on February 3, 1917 to the union of her parents, Lillie Ollie Joy and Robert Mclawchlin. Later her and her family moved to Galveston, Texas, where she worked as an elevator girl at the Galvaz Hotel and Globe in Galveston for the many years it was open. Graveside services were held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, April 10, at Grace Memorial Park Cemetery in Hitchcock, Texas, with Chaplain Michael Procella officiating. Interment followed under direction of J. Levy and Termini Funeral Home of Galveston, TX. Mary was preceded in death by her parents, Lillie Ollie Joy, Robert Mclawchlin and step father, Joseph Whittington; brothers, Charlie Mclawchlin and Richard Mclawchlin, Hardlee Whittington and Frank Dow Whittington; and husbands, Paul Parsley and John Boudreaux.

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