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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Jan

Hardy Houston Paul

Hardy Houston Paul, 80, of Nebo, passed from this life on Saturday, January 4, 2014, at the LaSalle Nursing Home of Jena. He was born April 9, 1933 in Nebo to the union of his parents, James Lucious and Ellie Wilson Paul. Mr. Paul was a member of Whitehall United Pentecostal Church of Whitehall for 15 years where he served as Sunday School Superintendent. He was a member of Carrietta Lodge #312, a 3rd Degree Mason, President of the Nebo Recreation District Board of Directors for 30 years, President of the Nebo Water System, a former member of the LaSalle Parish Library Board of Control, coached girls and boys softball and baseball. Mr. Paul proudly served his country in the United States Navy during the Korean Conflict. Services were held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Jan. 7, at the Whitehall United Pentecostal Church with the Revs. J. J. Bourn, D. C. Corson, P. 
Tue
07
Jan

Jessie M. Paul

Jessie M. Paul, 86, of Nebo, passed from this life on Tuesday, December 31, 2013, at LaSalle Nursing Home of Jena. She was born August 3, 1927 in Jena to the union of her parents, Louis and Sarah “Sally” Bignar Coon.
Tue
07
Jan

Albert Ray Randall

Albert Ray Randall, 77, of Olla, passed from this life on Wednesday, January 1, 2014, in Ball. He was born February 4, 1936 in Jonesville to the union of his parents, Charles Luther and Myrtle Ethel Neal Randall. Mr. Randall was a logger by trade and also worked as a truck driver. Services were held at 10 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 4, at New Life Pentecostal Church of Manifest with the Revs. David Poole and Jimmy Thornhill officiating. Interment  followed in the Randall Cemetery of Aimwell under direction of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena. He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter,  Glenda Jeanette Randall; two sons, Rickey Lynn Randall
Tue
31
Dec

Brenda Faye Jarrell

Brenda Faye Jarrell, 57, of Jena, passed from this life on Monday, December 23, 2013, at her residence. Services were held at 10 a.m., Friday, Dec. 27, at Sanctuary Family Worship Center in Jena with Rev. Carl Wayne Doughty officiating. Interment followed in Galilee Cemetery of Evans under direction of Magnolia Funeral Home of Alexandria. She was preceded in death  by her father, Sidney Wallace Jarrell. Survivors include her significant
other, Dan Tullos; three sons, Timothy Jarrell, Billy Davis, and Gary Sons; one daughter, Felicia Gail Bass; numerous grandsons and two granddaughters; step-son, Dan Tullos Jr.; and step-daughter, Lindley Davis; her mother,
Jerri Bass; two sisters and five brothers. Pallbearers were Gary Sons, Christian Sons, Dylan Sons, Peyton Smith, John Bass, and Raymond Humphries 
Tue
31
Dec

Braxton Joel Pentecost

Braxton Joel Pentecost, infant son of Bradley Joel and Jessica “Jessi” Fontaine Evans Pentecost of Manifest, entered into the arms of Jesus on Saturday, December 21, 2013, in Alexandria, Louisiana. Braxton was born Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, in Alexandria. Graveside services were held at 1 p.m., Monday, Dec. 23, at the Pentecost Family Cemetery of Manifest with Rev. Mark Johnson officiating. Services were under direction of Kinner and Stevens Funeral Home of Jena.He was preceded in death by his sister, Hadley Paige Pentecost, and great grandfather, Clarence Pentecost. Survivors include his parents; paternal grandparents, Gary and Pamela Meyers
Mon
23
Dec

Gladys Marie Cruse

Gladys Marie Cruse, 97, of Summerville, passed from this life on Thursday, December 19, 2013, at her residence. She was born April 27, 1916 at Bruton, Alabama, to the union of her parents, John Clinton Carr and Pearlie
Mon
23
Dec

Braxton Joel Pentecost

Braxton Joel Pentecost, infant son of Bradley Joel and Jessica “Jessi” Fontaine  Evans Pentecost of Manifest, entered into the arms of Jesus on Saturday, December 21, 2013, in Alexandria, Louisiana. Braxton was born Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, in Alexandria. Graveside services were held at 1 p.m., Monday, Dec. 23, at the Pentecost Family Cemetery of Manifest with Rev. Mark Johnson officiating.  Services were under direction of Kinner and Stevens Funeral Home of Jena. He was preceded in death by his sister, Hadley Paige Pentecost, and great grandfather, Clarence Pentecost. Survivors include his parents; paternal grandparents, Gary and Pamela Meyers
Mon
23
Dec

Mellie Marie Boyd Randall

Mellie Marie Boyd Randall, 86, of Jena, passed from this life on Thursday, December 19, 2013, in Village Mills, Texas. She was born April 20, 1927 in Jonesville to the union of her parents, John Milton and Stella Doughty Boyd. Mrs. Randall was a homemaker, loved her family and was a member of East Jena Baptist Church. Services were held at 2 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 22, in the chapel of Hixson Brothers Funeral  Home of Jena with Rev.
Ronnie Randall officiating. Interment followed in the Heard Cemetery of Manifest under direction of Hixson Brothers, Inc. of Jena. She was preceded in death by her parents, and husband,  Richard Elmo Randall.
Tue
17
Dec

Rev. Hardy Beaubouef

Rev. Hardy Beaubouef, Sr., 92, of the Magnolia Community south of Jena, was received into Heaven on Tuesday, December 10, 2013. He was born on Thursday, February 10, 1921 in Vick, in Avoyelles Parish, to the union
of William “Bill” Beaubouef and Regina Cole Beaubouef. Shortly after his birth, the family moved to Deville, or more specifically, the Wiley Point Community, which is located about six miles from the Avoyelles Parish line. He went to school at the Wiley Point School, which was a small three-room school that only went to the seventh grade. Bro. Hardy grew up attending the Big Island Baptist Church and was saved when he was 12 years old. He would tell, “I’ve served Jesus for most of my life so that is really all I know to talk about.” He married Mattie Lee “Bobbie” Hickman in 1941, his faithful companion and helpmate. During the next many years, they would raise 

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