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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Dannie Paul Boothe

 

Dannie Paul Boothe, 64, of Harrisonburg, passed from this life on Tuesday, April 3, 2018, at The Columns Nursing Home in Jonesville. He was born Sunday, December 27, 1953 in Wisner to the union of his parents, Milton and Annie Gordon Boothe. Graveside services were held at 11 a.m., Friday, April 6, at Joe Boothe Cemetery with Rev. Bruce Lofton officiating. Interment followed under direction of Young’s Funeral Home of Jonesville. He was preceded in death by his parents, and a brother, Joseph Daniel Boothe, Jr. Survivors include two brothers, James Milton Boothe of Clayton, and Cecil Boothe and wife Phyllis of Jonesville; two sisters, Elsie Marie Boothe Mitchell of Clayton and Jane Boothe King of Jonesville; and a host of nieces and nephews. Pallbearers were Brian Rush, Sr., Brian Rush, Jr., Joshua Rush, Harold Sones and Chester Cooper. Honorary pallbearer was James Boothe.

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Kimberly Jean Twiner

Kimberly Jean Twiner, 49, of Eros, passed from this life on Wednesday, April 4, 2018, in Shreveport. She was born September 12, 1968 in Bogalusa. Services were held at 10 a.m., Saturday, April 7, at Whitehall United Pentecostal Church of Whitehall with the Revs. Joey Paul and David Clark officiating. Interment followed in the Belah Cemetery in the Belah Community near Jena under direction of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena. She was preceded in death by her brother, Justin Frazier. Those left to cherish her memory include her husband, William “Ernest” Twiner of Eros; son, David Twiner and wife Brittany; parents, W. B.

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Dorothy J. Rash

Eva D. Steele, 82, of West Monroe, passed from this life on Tuesday, April 3, 2018, in West Monroe. She was born September 5, 1935 to the union of her parents, Robert and Estelle Grigsby. Mrs. Eva enjoyed reading and watching baseball. She was a member of the Church of Christ. Graveside services were held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at Bethel Cemetery of Holly Ridge, with Brother Buddy McGurk officiating. Interment followed under the direction of Brown-Holley Funeral Home, Rayville. She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Ellyn Grigsby; and son-in-law, Donnie Sullivan.

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Dorothy J. Rash

Dorothy J. Rash, 82, of Jena, passed away Sunday, April 1, 2018 at her residence. She was a homemaker. Graveside services were held at 2 p.m., Saturday, April 7, at Midway Baptist Cemetery under direction of Stricklin-King Funeral Home of Yazoo City, Mississippi. Dot was preceded in death by her parents, Claude and Ethel Saxton; brothers, Major Saxton and Harris “Cotten” Saxton; sister, Lena Stamey; daughters, Opal McGee and Marie Walden; son, William Rash; granddaughter, Amy Webb; great great granddaughter, Layla Webb; and husbands, Roy Walden and Prentiss Rash. Survivors include her son, Robert (Terie) Rash of Pearl, MS; daughter, Wanda (Dewayne) Millis of Mississippi; granddaughters, Stacie (Bit) Hailey of Jena, Roiann Webb of Alexandria, Lesa Killen of Clarksville, TN, Jamie R.

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Robert “Bud” Coleman

Robert Lee “Bud” Coleman, 74, of Baton Rouge, and formerly of Jena passed from this life on     Thursday, March 29, 2018, at his residence. He was born Friday, August 20, 1943, in Seattle, Washington, to the union of Henry Coleman and Fannie Melton Coleman. Bud, as he was called, was a U.S. Naval Veteran, serving as a First Lieutenant from 1965-68. He completed the FBI Academy in 1968 and served as a special FBI agent for the next two years. He held degrees from Northeast Louisiana University in Monroe, where he received a math education degree in 1965 and an administration and supervision degree in 1972. He later received his plus-30 degree at NLU. After serving as math teacher at Jena High School from 1969-71, he was named assistant principal and served for the next two years before becoming principal in 1974. Bud served as assistant superintendent from 1979 until 1986, when he became Superintendent of LaSalle Parish Schools.

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Junior D. Chelette

Junior D. Chelette, 91, passed from this life on Tuesday, March 27, 2018, at the LaSalle General Hospital of Jena. He was a loving husband, father and family man. Services were held at 10 a.m., Saturday, March 31, at Iatt Baptist Church of Atlanta with the Revs. Steve Coolman and Donnie R. Boney officiating. Interment followed in the Shady Grove Cemetery of Montgomery under direction of Magnola Funeral Home of Alexandria. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 50 years, Billie Chelette; his parents, Amos and Ollie Chelette; his brothers, Pete Chelette, Doc Chelette, and Dick Chelette; and his sisters, Mary Traylor and Lottie Chelette. Those left to cherish his memory include his sons, Curry A. Chelette and wife Kimberly of Tullos, and Barry Chelette of D`artigo; one granddaughter, Ashley Newcomb and husband Josh of Prospect; one grandson, Aaron Chelette of Tullos; two great grandchildren, McKenzie and Micah Newcomb; as well as a host of nieces, nephews and great friends.

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Jean Roshto Hill

Jean Roshto McDowell Hill, 76, of Pineville, and formerly of LaSalle Parish, passed from this life on Wednesday, March 28, 2018. Mrs. Hill was a member of Central Missionary Baptist Church, Rigolette. Being a pianist, she loved music, but her greatest joy was her family. She was a loving and devoted, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. Jean was dearly loved and will be deeply missed by those who knew and loved her. Services celebrating her life was held at 11 a.m., Saturday, March 31, in the chapel of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home in Pineville with Rev. Tim Hisaw officiating. Interment followed in the Taylor Chapel Cemetery near Summerville under direction of Hixson Brothers, Inc. of Pineville. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Jack McDowell and Daniel W. Hill; son, Frederick Scott McDowell; parents, J. D. and Opal Rose Smith Roshto; brother, Jerry Dave Roshto; and sister, Julia Clydell Chelette.

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Billy Junior Richison

Billy Junior Richison, 80, of Jena, departed this life on Friday, March 23, 2018, at the LaSalle General Hospital of Jena. He was born July 3, 1937 to the union of his parents, William Sisro and Julie Virgie Snow Richison. Mr. Richison was a loving son, husband, father, grandfather. He was always working to provide for his family. He was very proud of his military service in the Unted States Navy. On November 20, 1954, he was united in marriage to Georgia Jean Hadley and to this union two children were born. They divorced in 1964. On March 28, 1968, he married Dorothy Jean Wooster Johnson in Rolla, MO. She preceded him in death, September 29, 2017. In 2011, he and Dorothy moved to Jena, with Charlie and Chiquita Thompson, where they resided until their passing.

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Mary Jane Clark

Mary Jane Clark, 73, of Jena, passed from this life on Wednesday, March 28, 2018, at the Hardtner Medical Center in Urania. She was born August 7, 1944 to the union of her parents, Manning Woodrow and Gladys Oveta Tarver Joy. Mrs. Clark was a member of Pine Grove Baptist Church and she loved to cook and feed her family, along with everyone else. Services were held at 2 p.m., Saturday, March 31, at Pine Grove Baptist Church of Rhinehart with the Revs. Roger Whittington and Ken Gilmore officiating. Interment followed in the Pine Grove Cemetery under direction of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena. She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Woodrow “Sonny” Joy, Charles Wesley “CW” Joy and Jerald Hailey; and sisters, Barbara Rice and Patsy Courtney.

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