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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Cleta Windham Foshee

Cleta Windham Foshee, 80, of Belah, passed from this life on Tuesday, March 27, 2018, at the Christus St. Frances Cabrini Hospital in Alexandria, after a battle with cancer. She was born August 7, 1937 in Belah to the union of her parents, Tom Ephraim and Sena Gray Windham. She resided in the Belah Community her entire life except for one year when she lived in Houston, Texas. Mrs. Foshee graduated from Jena High School in 1955 and went on to Northwestern State University, where she received a Bachelors degree in Elementary Education. She retired from the LaSalle Parish School System after teaching first grade for 33½-years. Graveside services were held at 10 a.m., Friday, March 30, in the Belah Cemetery in the Belah-Fellowship Community with Rev. Kendall Price officiating. Interment followed under direction of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dennis Foshee; parents; brother, Andrew Windham; and sister, Camille Holloway.

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Lila M. Shipley

Lila M. Shipley, 81, of Olla, passed from this life on Thursday, March 29, 2018, at Christus St. Frances Cabrini Hospital in Alexandria. She loved her grandkids. Services were held at 3 p.m., Saturday, March 31, at Straight Road Full Gospel Church in Olla with Bro. John Norwood officiating. Interment followed in the Heard Cemetery of Manifest under direction of Magnolia Funeral Home of Alexandria. She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Shipley; parents, William and Lillie Richey; siblings, J.W., Rhomadee, Charlie Murphy, Elbert, Doodle, Bob, Uniev, Octavia and Laverne.

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Shawn Tarver

Shawn Tarver, 67, of Jena, passed from this life on Saturday, March 31, 2018, at Christus St. Frances Cabrini Hospital in Alexandria. She was born June 21, 1950 in Jena. Services were held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, April 2, in the chapel of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena with Pastor Brandon Poole and Rev. Scotty McDowell officiating. Interment followed in the Woodland Cemetery, east of Jena, under direction of Hixson Brothers, Inc. of Jena. She was preceded in death by the love of her life, Ronnie H. Tarver; father, John Lee Walters; great-granddaughter, Lialah Celeste Whittington; and aunt, Wanda Greba.

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Mary “Mag” Wood

Mary “Mag” Wood, 89, of Jonesville, passed from this life on Sunday, March 25, 2018, at the Columns Nursing Home in Jonesville. She was born May 23, 1929 in Athens, Alabama, to the union of her parents, Joseph W. and Nina Webb Russell. Mrs. Meg was a resident of Jonesville and a member of Utility Baptist Church. She was an active member of the WMU, and the Bread Crumb Ministry of Jonesville. Services were held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, March 28, at Utility Baptist Church with the Revs. James Foster and Mike Russell officiating. Interment followed in Locust Grove Cemetery of Jonesville under the direction of Young’s Funeral Home of Jonesville. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Delbert M. Wood; infant grandson; two brothers, Ronald Smith and Ted Russell; and four sisters, Ester Walker, Louise Burch, Maxine Payne, and Kathleen Beck. Survivors include two sons, Charles D.

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Jesus Christ

Jesus Christ, 33, of Nazareth, died Friday on Mount Calvary, also known as Golgotha, the place of the skull. Betrayed by one of his disciples, Judas Iscariot, Jesus was crucified by the Romans by order of the ruler Pontius Pilate. The causes of death were crucifixion, extreme exhaustion, severe torture, loss of blood, and a love for his followers. Jesus Christ, a descendent of Abraham, was a member of the house of David. He was the son of the late Joseph, a carpenter of Nazareth, and Mary, his devoted mother. Jesus was born in a stable in the city of Bethlehem, Judea. Survivors include his mother, Mary; four half-brothers, James, Joses, Simon, and Judas; faithful apostles, numerous disciples, and millions of followers. Jesus was self-educated and spent most of his adult life working as a teacher. Jesus occasionally worked as a medical doctor and it is reported that he healed many patients.

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Robin Denise Slack

Robin Denise Slack, 41, of Jena, was granted her angel wings Monday, March 19, 2018, in Christus Cabrini Hospital in Alexandria, Louisiana. Her father Robert Dewey Slack was there to greet her. Robin was born December 29,1976 in Alexandria, to the union of Catherine Bess Corley Slack and Robert Dewey Slack. Robin went to M.D.Haynes for Special Children in Alexandria, Louisiana. In 1981, Robin was Mardi Gras Queen for the school. Robin later transferred to Jena Elementary School. She loved all her teachers and other special education friends. In 1999, she graduated from Jena High School. Robin attended McVay Nazarene Church, Trout, Louisiana. She especially loved the music and her pastor and his wife, Bro. Jerry Cole and Myrtes. Robin’s little smile and giggle was contagious. She loved everyone and was loved by her family and friends more than words can express. She fought a hard battle with health issues over the years. God blessed and healed her many times.

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Velma R. Ainsworth

Velma R. Ainsworth, 84, of Houma, and a native of LaSalle Parish, passed from this life on Monday, March 19, 2018, at the Heritage Nursing Home of Houma. Services were held at 2 p.m., Friday, March 23, in the chapel of Kinner and Stevens Funeral Home in Jena, with Rev. Marvin Tabora officiating. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lee A. Ainsworth; son, Darryl Ainsworth; father, Samuel Freeman; mother, Ora Freeman; brothers, Gene Freeman and Charles Freeman; and a sister, Gennette Collins. Those left to cherish her memory include three daughters, Barbara Aldrich of Hebert, Penny Naquin and husband Roland of Houma, and Sharon Naquin and husband Chad of Thibadoux; two sons, Michael Ainsworth and Gene Ainsworth, both of Houma; one sister, Thelma Frierson of Spring, TX; a brother, Tommy Glenn Freeman and wife Cecile of Petal, MS; 20 grandchildren, 31 great grandchildren, and ten great great grandchildren.

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Helen H. Murphy

Helen H. McDaniel Murphy, 81, of Winnfield, passed from this life on Wednesday, March 21, 2018, at the LSU Medical Center in Shreveport. She was born March 24, 1936 to the union of her parents, John Clark McDaniel and Johnnie Bridges McDaniel. Mrs. Murphy loved her Council on Aging group, playing bingo and pokeno. She also enjoyed participating in the Senior Olympics. Services were held at 2 p.m., Saturday, March 24, from the chapel of Riser Funeral Home in Columbia with Rev. Larry Chapman officiating. Interment followed in the Welcome Home Cemetery, east of Grayson, under direction of Riser Funeral Home of Columbia. She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Woodrow “Jap” McDaniel and Nathan McDaniel; and sister, Arlene McDaniel. Survivors include one sister, Merlene Mayfield of Bossier; and a host of nieces and nephews

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“Buddy” Henry

George “Buddy” Robert Henry, 92, of Jena, passed from this life on Sunday, March 25, 2018, at the LaSalle Nursing Home of Jena. He was born February 1, 1926 in Bastrop to the union of his parents, Garland Cliff and Murel Cassterberry Henry. Buddy was a veteran of the United States Army, having served during World War II. He worked for 70 years as a paint and body man, rebuilding cars. He was employed by Babin Motors in Jonesville. Services were held at 1 p.m., Tuesday, March 26, at East Jena Baptist Church with the Revs. Johnnie Phillips and Bobby MaGee officiating. Interment followed in the Jena Cemetery, east of Jena, under direction of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena. He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Dottie Sue Warwick; and grandson, Bruce Lane Henry.

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Bob Bannon

Robert Joseph “Bob” Bannon, 73, of Georgetown, passed away Saturday March 17, 2018 at his residence in the company of his beloved family. He was born January 7, 1945. Bob loved and served his country as a member of the United States Navy. He was a member of Zion Baptist Church where he had a special love for his Sunday School class. Bob was a kind and generous man loved by all, but especially by children. Services were held at 10:30 a.m., Monday, March 19, at Zion Baptist Church of Georgetown with the Revs. Pete McCarty, Don Wright, Gary Wright, and Scott Tilton officiating. Interment followed in the Zion Memorial Cemetery of Georgetown under direction of Southern Funeral Home of Winnfield. He was preceded in death by his father, Joseph Robert Bannon and his mother Joyce Herrin Baillio; and his step-father Douglas Cheek.

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