Obituaries

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Sammie Nell Armour

Sammie Nell Armour

Sammie Nell Armour, 81, of Jena, passed from this life on Friday, January 3, 2020.

She was born August 30, 1938 in Jena to the union of her parents, Sam Phillip Hopkins and Elemena Currington Hopkins.

Sammie attended and graduated from Jena High School, a member of the Class of 1956.

She worked for Belden Wire and Cable Co.as a supervisor for many years. She also worked many years for LaSalle Golf and Country Club in the Pro Shop.

Her memory will forever be in the hearts of her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren, whom she adored.

Services were held at 2 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 5, in the chapel of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena with Rev. Gary Norris officiating.

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

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David L. Henderson

David L. Henderson

David Leonard Henderson, 27, of Olla, passed from this life on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 in Hardtner Medical Center of Urania, surrounded by his loving family.

David was born November 13, 1992 to the union of John Wesley and Tammy Faye Carter Henderson.

David had many hobbies he enjoyed, including Legos, collecting teddy bears, drawing, and just being outdoors. David was a very kind and gentle young man that will be greatly missed by all who had opportunity to meet him.

Services were held at 1 p.m., Monday, January 13, at Summerville Baptist Church in Summerville with Rev. Jesse Henderson officiating.

Interment followed in the church cemetery under direction of Kinner and Stevens Funeral Home of Jena.

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Lucille H. Bond

Lucille H. Bond

Lucille Hudnall Bond, 93, of Jonesville, entered into eternal life on Thursday, January 9, 2020 at Rapides Regional Medical Center in Alexandria.

She was born in Jonesville on April 29, 1926, to the union of Henry Hudnall and Pearl McClure Hudnall.

Mrs. Bond was a member of the First Baptist Church of Jonesville and worked in the grocery business for over forty-five years, thirty-five of those years employed by Ford’s Food Center as a cashier and office worker.

A service celebrating her life was held at 2 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 12, at the First Baptist Church in Jonesville with Reverends Gary Norris and Ralph Webber officiating.

Interment followed at Galvin’s Creek Cemetery in LaSalle Parish, under direction of Young’s Funeral Home of Jonesville.

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Juanita C. Allen

Juanita Cockerham Allen, 83, of Jena, passed from this life on Friday, January 10, 2020.

She was born April 5, 1936 in Little Creek to the union of her parents, Dewey Cockerham and Audie Ganey Cockerham.

Juanita was employed at LaSalle General Hospital for 20 years. She loved reading, cooking, word puzzles, and her grandchildren.

Services were held at 11 a.m., Monday, Jan. 13, in the chapel of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena with the Revs. Joel Johnson and Scotty McDowell officiating.

Interment followed in the Chalk Hill Cemetery in the Little Creek Community under direction of Hixson Brothers, Inc. of Jena.

She was preceded in death by her husband, O. K. Allen; and her parents.

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08
Jan

Steven F. Zarnowski

Steven F. Zarnowski
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Steven Francis Zarnowski, 71, of Monroe, passed from this life on Monday, December 23, 2019, at the Overton Brooks Veterans Administration Medical Center in Shreveport.

He was born March 6, 1948 in Brooklyn, New York.

Steven was a longtime member of Rowland Road Baptist Church of Monroe. He proudly served his country in the United States Air Force during the war in Vietnam. He retired as manager of the West Coast Region of Bax Global Air Freight.

Memorial services were held Friday, Dec. 27, at Rowland Road Baptist Church in Monroe with the Revs. Norman Bryant and John Yates officiating.

Arrangements were under direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home of Monroe.

Survivors include wife, J. Elaine Enterkin Zarnowski, a native of Jena; sister, Barbara Kolonoskie (Gary); numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews.

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08
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Jessie Andrew Poole

Jessie Andrew Poole, 65, of Natchitoches, and a native of LaSalle Parish, passed from this life on Friday, January 3, 2020. He was born December 3, 1954 to the union of Moses Andrew Poole and Louis Marie Jenkins Poole. Services were held at 10 a.m., Tuesday, Jan. 7, in the chapel of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena with Rev. Tony Bell officiating. Interment followed in the Randall Cemetery of Aimwell under direction of Hixson Brothers, Inc. of Jena. He was preceded in death by his parents. Those left to cherish in his memory include his sons, Jessie David Poole and wife Corey of Natchitoches, Jacob Andrew Poole of Hammond, and Joseph Bradley Poole of Shreveport; brothers, Sherwood Moses Poole of Crowville, and Glen Eric Poole of Winfield; sisters, Marjorie Taylor of Branson, MO, and Betty Miller of Athens; and grandchildren, Jessica and Jaden Poole. Memorial donations may be made to the March of Dimes.

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08
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Sammie Nell Armour

Sammie Nell Armour, 81, of Jena, passed from this life on Friday, January 3, 2020.

She was born August 30, 1938 in Jena to the union of her parents, Sam Phillip Hopkins and Elemena Carrington Hopkins.

Services were held at 2 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 5, in the chapel of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena with Rev. Gary Norris officiating.

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

She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, James Ira “Sonny” Hopkins, Waymond “Pete” Hopkins, and Carlton Douglas “Dugan” Hopkins; and sister, Thelma Rae Collins.

Those left to cherish in her memory include her sons, Mike Armour and wife Josephine of Duncan, OK, and Greg Armour and wife Sheri of Tyler, TX; daughter, Deborah Jones and husband David of Jena; brother, Donald “Duck” Hopkins of Jena; sister, Nedra Jean Moore of Haughton; 11 grandchildren; and three great grandchildren.

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Ronald Kevin Biggs

Ronald Kevin Biggs, 55, of Urania, passed from this life on Sunday, December 29, 2019. He was born September 1, 1964 in Columbia. Services were held at 10 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 2, at Tullos First Baptist Church with Rev. Scott Smith officiating. Interment followed in the Tidwell Landing Cemetery at Sharptown under direction of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Hannah Biggs. Those left to cherish in his memory include his father, Ronnie Biggs of Kelly; mother, Barbara Gaylor of Olla; sons, Johnathan Biggs of Columbia, and Avery Biggs of Urania; brothers, Jimmy Biggs of Georgia, and Steven Biggs of Texas. Pallbearers were Darand Lane, James Richardson, Jeff Jones, Trey Borand, and Mark Cummins. Honorary pallbearers were Johnathan Biggs, Avery Biggs, Hannah Biggs, and Roselynn Biggs.

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Ruby Jean Dannehl

Ruby Jean Dannehl

Ruby Jean Poole Dannehl, 65, of Enterprise, passed from this life on Tuesday, December 31, 2019, at the Columns Nursing Facility in Jonesville following an extended illness.

She was born April 8, 1954 at Jena to the union of her parents, Cary Surveal Poole and Octavia Whitehead Poole.

To know Ruby was to love her. She loved to cook for her family and was truly a help mate to her husband.

Services were held at 2 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020, from the sanctuary of Rosefield Baptist Church with Rev. Charles Robinson officiating.

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

She was preceded in death by her parents; three sisters, “Dee” Poole, Linda Haye, and Elaine Poole; her brother-in-law, Clifford Poole; her brother, Wayne Poole and sister-in-law Donna Nell Poole; and her great niece, Willow Michelle Westbrook.

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Addie Mae Lewis

Addie Mae Lewis

Addie Mae Williams Vantree Lewis, 97, of Jena, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, December 30, 2019 in her residence.

She was born June 4, 1922 in Sicily Island to the union of her parents, Rev. Johnnie Williams and Annie Bell Cook Williams.

As a child, she attended the St. Stephens Baptist Church of Vidalia, where she enjoyed singing in the choir. Her father was pastor of the church, and she accepted Christ at the age of 17.

In 1949, Mrs. Lewis moved to Jena and became a member and Choir President of L&A Baptist Church in Good Pine. In 1980’s, she moved back to St. Stephens Baptist Church, and in 2017, she became a member of New Evergreen Baptist Church, where she sang in the choir and was a member of the Mission department.

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