Obituaries

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Jerry Wade Harmon

Jerry Wade Harmon, 56, of Jena, passed from this life on Sunday, April 29, 2018, at the LaSalle General Hospital of Jena. Jerry was a personal contractor in the construction industry. A memorial service was held at 1 p.m., Saturday, May 5, in the chapel of Magnolia Funeral Home in Alexandria, with Pastor David Logan officiating. Those left to cherish his memory are his loving wife, Rebecca Harmon; step-children, Rocky Wells and Heidi Jackson; daughters, Julia Todd and Jennifer Harmon; son, Gary Wade Harmon; brother, Gary Wayne Harmon; father, Jerry Wayne Harmon; and 12 grandchildren.

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Ola S. Brown

Ola S. Brown, 66, of Jena, received her wings and entered into eternal rest to be with her Lord on Sunday, February 25, 2018. She was born Nov. 28, 1951 to the union of Jim and Helen Brown. Ola accepted Christ at an early age and united with the Trout Creek Baptist Church where she remained faithful until her death. She was an active member until her health failed her. Services were held at 1 p.m., Saturday, March 3, at Trout Creek Baptist Chuch with Pastor Jamerson Jackson officiating. Interment followed in the Webster Cemetery of Good Pine under direction of Gayden Funeral Home of Jena. She was preceded in death by her parents; and sister, Linda Brown. She leaves to cherish her memory, her sons, Jamie Brown and Glyn Brown; her daughters, LaMona B. Wallace and Tameka B.

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Peggy Louise Kirl

Jewell Frances Richardson Burnham, 86, of Shreveport, went to be with her Lord on Monday, April 30, 2018. She was born January 16, 1932 in Allis, MS to the late James Hall and Emma Mae Richardson. She graduated from Jena High School in 1950 and attended LA College. She was married to Hugh Burnham for 39 years. She was manager of Dixie Store in Jena for three years and later employed by Bodcaw Co. for 20 years; reorganized the Pink Ladies at LaSalle General Hospital. She taught Sunday school and was organist for Bellevue Baptist Church in Jena. After moving to Shreveport, she served two years as President of Cross Lake Homemakers Club, did volunteer work at LSU Medical Center, and for three years, made burial gowns for the Neo-Natal Unit. Even though Fran never had children, she had a special gift to work with them. Fran never met a stranger and always had a smile for everyone wherever she traveled, and her life was loving deeds and selfless acts for others.

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Peggy Louise Kirl

Peggy Louise Kirl, 71, of Jena, passed from this life on Wednesday, May 2, 2018, at the Rapides Regional Medical Center in Alexandria. She was retired as a cafeteria worker at the LaSalle General Hospital. A memorial service will be announced for a later date. Those left to cherish her memory are, her daughter, Stephanie Brian and husband Chuck of Jena; son, Jason Cornette of Miami, FL; daughter, Shannon Enterkin and husband Monroe of Jena; as well as numerous grandchildren and one great grandchild.

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Brandon D. Wilson

Brandon D’Wayne Wilson, 41, of Jena, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, April 25, 2018, in Baton Rouge.
He was born Wednesday, July 28, 1976 in Alexandria to the union of his parents, Jerry Wayne and Delores Ann Huffman Wilson.
Brandon worked as a computer technician in the television industry.
Services were held at 10 a.m., Saturday, April 28, in the chapel of Kinner and Stevens Funeral Home in Jena with the Revs. Dominick DiCarlo and Terry Townsend officiating.
Interment followed in the Woodland Cemetery, east of Jena, under direction of Kinner and Stevens, Inc. of Jena.
Survivors include his parents; a sister, Teresa Watts and husband Jamie; and his pride and joy, nephew Tyler Watts.
Pallbearers were Lee Wilson, Jeremy Wilson, Charlie Wilson, Steve Wilson, Stephen Foreman, II, and Jason Watts.
Honorary pallbearers were Jamie Watts, Tyler Watts, Michael Hardaway, Alicia and Matt McKeough, and Jay Doucet.

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H. P. “Petie” Randall

H. P. “Petie” Randall, Jr., 70, of Olla, passed from this life on Sunday, April 29, 2018, after a lengthy battle with cancer.
He was born November 9, 1947 in Olla to the union of his parents, H. P. “Pete” Randall, Sr. and Faye Masoner Randall.
Petie was a retired teacher and coach who spent twenty years in various positions in the LaSalle Parish school district. He met many wonderful people during his career and cherished the many relationships that he created with his coworkers, students and their parents. He also spent another twenty plus years in various roles, including plant manager at Louisiana Pacific in Urania.

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Jetty S. McCarthy

Jetty S. McCarthy, 89, of Jonesville, passed from this life on Thursday, April 26, 2018, at his home.
He ran a roustabout service in the oilfield industry.
Graveside services were held at 10 a.m., Saturday, April 28, in Heard Cemetery of Manifest with Rev. Ken Campbell officiating.
Interment followed under direction of Magnolia Funeral Home of Alexandria.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Juanice McCarthy; and sons David McCarthy and Larry McCarthy.
Those left to cherish his memory are his daughter, Pat Green and husband Buddy; son, Jerry McCarthy and wife Kathy; son, Donnie McCarthy and wife Sherry; grandchildren, Scott Green and wife Karen, Brent McCarthy and wife Amy, Robin McCarthy and husband Rutt and Lance McCarthy and wife Shelena; great grandchildren, Jessie Green, Kari Green, Rachel Green, Bryce McCarthy, Gus McCarthy, Lilly McCarthy, Mallory McCarthy, Emily McCarthy, Taylor McCarthy, Jack McCarthy and Leah McCarthy.

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Lyndall Kitterlin

Lyndall Roy Kitterlin, 75, of Jena, passed from this life on Saturday, April 28, 2018, at the LaSalle General Hospital of Jena.
He was born June 11, 1942 in Jena to the union of his parents, John and Ruby Elizabeth Clark Kitterlin.
Lyndall was a mechanic for Hunt Petroleum for 36 years, until his retirement in 1994. He was a veteran of the Louisiana National Guard, serving from 1963 to 1969.
He represented his district on the LaSalle Parish Police Jury for three terms from 1978 to 1991, and served as president of the Jury for several years. He was a coach in the Jena Dixie Youth baseball program for several years when his sons played ball.
Services were held at 10 a.m., Monday, April 30, at the Pine Grove Baptist Church of Rhinehart with his son, Rev. Derek Kitterlin and Rev. Ricky Gresham officiating.
Interment followed in the Pine Grove Cemetery of Rhinehart under direction of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena.

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Roger Boyette

Roger Boyette, 39, passed from this life on Friday, April 27, 2018 at his home.
He was a derrick hand in the oilfield industry.
Services were held at 2 p.m., Monday, April 30, at Whitehall United Pentecostal Church with Rev. Joey Paul officiating.
Interment followed in the Pine Grove Cemetery of Rhinehart under direction of Magnolia Funeral Home of Alexandria.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Paulette Sharp; grandparents, Quincy Boyette, Sr., Alvire Boyette and Hubert Sharp.
Those left to cherish his memory are his son, Drake Lee Boyette of Tullos; son, Dillon Humphries of Jena; daughter, Valerie Humphries of Jena; father, Quincy Boyette, Jr. of Tullos; sister, Rhonda Johnson and husband of Pineville; brother, Harvey Boyette of Jena; as well as a host of aunts, uncles, nephews, nieces, cousins and friends.

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Gove D. Davis, Jr.

Gove “Don” Donathan Davis, Jr., 89, of Crosby, Texas, and a native of LaSalle Parish, entered into eternal rest on Friday, April 20, 2018. He was born August 6, 1928 in Urania to the union of his parents, Velda and Gove D. Davis, Sr. Don served honorably in the United States Army. He was a mechanic by trade and enjoyed gardening, cooking, flying, reading, working book puzzles and caring for his family. Anyone who knew Don knew how much everyone enjoyed his dumplings and sense of humor. Services were held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, April 24, in the chapel of Riser Funeral Home in Olla. Interment followed in the Olla Cemetery with full military honors, under direction of Riser Funeral Home of Olla. He was preceded in death by his parents, as well as his sisters, Libby and Peggy.

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