Obituaries

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Brian Richard Wise

Brian Richard Wise

Brian Richard Wise, 45, of Olla, entered his heavenly home on Saturday, January 18, 2020.

He was born December 3, 1974 in West Monroe.

A member of Standard Baptist Church, Brian enjoyed being outdoors, hunting and fishing, and especially loved spending time with his family.

Services were held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Jan. 21, at Standard Baptist Church north of Olla with the Revs. Shad Tibbs and Marvin Tabora officiating.

Interment followed in the Sharon Cemetery in Sikes under direction of Riser Funeral Home of Olla/Columbia.

He was preceded in death by his infant sister, Felicia Marie Wise; his grandmother, Vada Marie Schriner; his mother-in-law, Brenda Taylor; and his niece, Ashley Taylor.

Wed
22
Jan

Terry L. Spence, Sr.

Terry L. Spence, Sr.

Terry L. Spence, Sr., 65, of Catahoula Parish, and a native of Jena, passed from this life on Thursday, January 16, 2020 at Christus St. Frances Cabrini Medical Center in Alexandria.

He was born May 7, 1954.

Terry loved to fish, boil crawfish and spend time with family and friends picking about killing the biggest deer. He was a 1973 graduate of Jena High School in Jena.

Services were held at 1 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 19, at New Life Pentecostal Church of Manifest with the Revs. David Poole, Michael Couch, Ronnie House, and Joel Ford officiating.

Interment followed in the Mt. Zion Cemetery of Aimwell under direction of Magnolia Funeral Home of Alexandria.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents and parents.

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22
Jan

Everett Lee Lollar

Everett Lee Lollar, infant son of Garrett Kevin Lollar and Jessica Yvonne Walters Lollar of Olla, lost his struggle for life on Wednesday, January 15, 2020, at St. Frances Cabrini Hospital in Alexandria.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Waylon Drake Lollar.

He leaves behind his loving parents; his brother, Brentley Wyatt Lollar; his grandparents, Michael and Dorraine Walters of Olla, Kevin and Sandra Lollar of Jena, and Martha Roberie of LeCompte; his aunt, Michelle Goodman of Olla; and two cousins, Lukas Goodman and Kolton Goodman.

The family held a private graveside service at the Urania Cemetery in Urania, where Everett Lee was laid to rest with his brother, Waylon Drake.

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22
Jan

Larry Chevallier

Larry Chevallier

Larry Lavelle Chevallier, 74, of Jena, passed from this life on Thursday, January 16, 2020, surrounded by his loving family.

He was born October 8, 1945 in Jena to the union of his parents, Lonnie Chevallier and Minnie Emrick Chevallier.

Larry collected tractors and refurbished them as a hobby.

Services were held at 2 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 19, in the chapel of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena with the Revs. Ricky Gresham, Johnnie Phillips and Jeremy Brister officiating.

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

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Willard Chevallier and Raymond Chevallier; and sister, Corrine Smith.

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22
Jan

Ruby Mayo Boothe

Ruby Mayo Boothe

Ruby Mayo Boothe, 92, of Jena, passed from this life on Saturday, January 18, 2020.

She was born February 26, 1927 in Winnsboro to the union of her parents, John Thomas Mayo, Sr. and Tommie Bell McVay Mayo.

Services were held at 10 a.m., Monday, Jan. 20, at Aimwell Pentecostal Church in Aimwell with the Revs. Jason Wilks and Kirk Mayo officiating.

Interment followed in the Jena Cemetery, east of Jena, under direction of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Orville Boothe; her parents; and brothers, J.T. Mayo, Everett “Shorty” Mayo, and Adrian “Blue” Mayo.

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22
Jan

Leo Bell

Leo Bell

Leo Bell, 92, of Jena, entered his eternal home on Saturday, January 4, 2020.

He was born November 17, 1927 to the late Rev. Henry Bell and Beatrice Howard Bell, one of eight children.

Brother Bell was baptized at an early age at New Evergreen Baptist Church and attended school in La- Salle Parish.

He lived in Kansas City, Kansas and New Mexico before returning home. He was married to the late Annie Mae Jackson Bell and to this union two sons were born, Earl Bell and Greg Bell.

Leo was employed at Ford Auto and later did transportation for the LADD Center. He loved working on vehicles.

Services were held at 1 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 11, at New Evergreen Baptist Church of Jena with Rev. Chauncey Hardy officiating.

Interment followed in the Webster Cemetery of Good Pine under arrangements by Gayden Funeral Home of Jena.

Wed
15
Jan

Cora Edna White

Cora Edna White

Cora Edna Griffin Gunn White, 88, passed from this life on Monday, January 6, 2020, at Plantation Oaks Nursing Center in Wisner.

She was born September 27, 1931 at Duty Ferry to the union of her parents, L. D. Griffin and Bessie Cassels Griffin.

Mrs. White was a member of the New Ouachita Baptist Church and her hobbies included reading, watching tennis, and she loved to play the piano. She was a legal secretary for Attorney Roger Reeves until her retirement.

She was a lovely person and will truly be missed by all who knew her.

Services were held at 1 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 9, from the chapel of Riser Funeral Home in Columbia with Rev. James King officiating.

Interment followed in the Rosefield Cemetery at Rosefield under arrangements by Riser Funeral Home of Columbia.

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15
Jan

Theresa Diane Shelton

Theresa Diane Shelton

Theresa Diane Shelton, 64, of Pollock, passed from this life on Monday, January 6, 2020, at Hardtner Medical Center in Urania.

She was born January 20, 1955 in Harrisonburg to the union of her parents, Alton and Helen Johnson.

Theresa loved spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren as well as playing on her phone, fishing and most importantly, taking care of others.

Services were held at 1 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 8 from the sanctuary of Restoration Church (formerly Tullos United Pentecostal Church) in Tullos with the Revs. Elzie Johnson and Jerry Johnson officiating.

Interment followed in the Chickasaw Cemetery, east of Olla, under direction of Riser Funeral Home of Columbia/Olla.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Helen Johnson; her husband, Ronnie Shelton; brother, Lamar Johnson; and daughter-in-law, Christy Shelton.

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15
Jan

James Grady Corley

James Grady Corley

James Grady Corley, 81, of Olla passed from this life on Sunday, January 12, 2020, in Olla.

He was born May 14, 1938 in Rogers, to the union of his parents, Grady Grover Corley and Cornelia Allen Corley.

Those left to cherish in his memory include his stepson, Ronnie Zeagler and wife Donna of Olla; sisters, Johnnie Whatley of Nebo, and Jeanette Thompson of Archie.

Arrangements were handled by Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena.

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15
Jan

Anita Crouch Poole

Anita Crouch Poole

Anita Crouch Poole, 89, of Monterey, passed from this life on Wednesday, January 8, 2020, at the Rapides Regional Medical Center in Alexandria.

Services were held at 10 a.m., Friday, Jan. 10, at Eva Church of God in Monterey with Rev. Lloyd Trisler officiating.

Interment followed in the Eva Church of God Cemetery of Monterey under direction of Magnolia Funeral Home of Alexandria.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Brunston Edgar Poole; and daughters-in-law, Mary Money Poole and Alma Cox Poole.

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