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Jimmy LaCroix

James Arch “Jimmy” LaCroix, 62, of Trout, passed from this life on Saturday, April 15, 2017, in Alexandria.

He was born Tuesday, June 1, 1954 in Alexandria, to the union of Thomas Hugh LaCroix and Mary Ethel Tannehill LaCroix.

Jimmy was a veteran of the United States Air Force.

Services will be at 2 p.m., Wednesday, April 19, in the chapel of Kinner and Stevens Funeral Home in Jena with Rev. Kent Hatfield officiating.

Interment will follow in Hurricane Creek Cemetery in the White Sulphur Springs Community under direction of Kinner and Stevens, Inc. of Jena.

Survivors include his son, Archie LaCroix; daughters, Bobbie Hatfield and husband Kent and Mary LaCroix, a sister, Joy Chapman; and seven grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Tommy DeLaSalle, Chuck Whatley, Scott Stringer, Mary LaCroix, Landon Hatfield, Sean Brummett, and Brandon Bergeron.

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Ashly Kaye Knight

Ashly Kaye Knight, 35, of Jena, passed from this life on Friday, April 14, 2017, at the Baylor Medical Center in Dallas, Texas.

She was born October 27, 1981 in Natchez, Mississippi, to the family of Bob Douglas and Brenda Kaye Wiley Cooper.

Ashly was a member of Shady Grove United Pentecostal Church of Nebo and a hair stylist at First and Pine Salon in Jena.

Services were held at 2 p.m., Monday, April 17, at Shady Grove United Pentecostal Church of Nebo with Rev. Bruce Thornton officiating.

Interment followed in the Summerville Cemetery at Summerville under direction of Kinner and Stevens Funeral Home of Jena.

She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Mick and Rosa Lee Wiley.

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Jimmie W. Williams

Jimmie W. Williams, 86, of Somerville, Alabama, and a native of Good Pine, passed from this life on Thursday, April 6, 2017 at his home. Jimmie had recently moved to Alabama to be near his children but was a longtime resident of Jena.

He was born December 20, 1930 in Good Pine, to the union of his parents, Clifford “Pop” Williams and Doris “Munnie” Williams.

Jimmie was a graduate of Jena High School.

He worked for Halliburton for 30 years in Saudi Arabia, Bolivia, Argentina, Canary Islands, and Singapore. After returning home to Jena he worked at Hayes Lumber Company in Jena for many years.

Jimmie was a member of Justiss Memorial Methodist Church in Trout, and enjoyed gardening, cooking, woodworking, and computer graphics. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather who was greatly loved and will be deeply missed by those who knew and loved him.

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Lorna “Kathy” White

Lorna Kathleen “Kathy” Robbins White, 62, of Jena, passed from this life and went home to her Heavenly Father on Sunday, April 9, 2017.

She was born September 22, 1954 to the proud parents of Marshall Robbins and Ruby Stapleton Robbins.

Services were held at 1 p.m., Tuesday, April 11, at East Jena Baptist Church with the Revs. Gary Norris and Jason Robbins officiating.

Interment followed in the Belah Cemetery in the Belah Community under direction of Magnolia Funeral Home of Alexandria.

She was welcomed home by her parents; her brother, Ricky Robbins; sister, Billie Robbins Bassett; and a grandbaby, Jayden Temple.

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Mike Tinnerello

Michael “Mike” Lee Tinnerello, 72, of Winnfield, passed from this life on Wednesday, April 5, 2017, in Winnfield after a lengthy illness.

He was born June 19, 1944 in Winnfield to the union of Emile Joseph “Pete” Tinnerello and Francis Kathleen Dunn Tinnerello.

Mike was a lifelong resident of Winnfield, graduating from Winnfield High School in 1962 where he was an outstanding all-around athlete. Upon graduation from high school Mike signed a football scholarship with the University of Southwestern Louisiana. He transferred to Northeast Louisiana where he was a standout left-handed pitcher and played on two conference championship teams. Following graduation he returned home and taught and coached for 16 years.

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James Dosier Norris

James Dosier Norris, 82, of Jena, passed away on Friday, March 10, 2017 in Jena.

He was born on Tuesday, September 18, 1934, in Jena, to the union of Bolton and Josie Coleman Norris.

Dosier was employed by Kendrick Grocery in Jena for many years, until it closed, and then was employed by LaSalle General Hospital as a security guard for 25 years before retiring.

Services were held at 2 p.m., Sunday, March 12, from the chapel of Kinner and Stevens Funeral Home in Jena with Revs. Gary Norris and Craig James officiating.

Interment followed in the Woodland Cemetery, east of Jena, under direction of Kinner and Stevens Funeral Home of Jena.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Joyce Bradford Norris; infant daughter and his parents.

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David D. McKinney

David D. McKinney, 74, passed from this life on Sunday, April 9, 2017, after a long and courageous battle with cancer.

He was born May 15, 1942 in Pittsburg, PA.

David was a Master Electrician. He held the position of Building Official in Bellaire, Texas in the 1980’s. He moved to Pampa, Texas and became Building Official and Code Enforcement Officer for the City of Pampa. He was also President of Texas State Plumbing Inspectors in 1996.

He was an active member of East Jena Baptist Church.

Services will be at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, April 12, at East Jena Baptist Church with the Revs. Craig James, Johnnie Phillips and Gary Norris officiating.

Interment will follow at Woodland Cemetery, east of Jena, under direction of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his twin sister, Dorothy Anderson; and a daughter, Allison Porterloyd.

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Mary Flo Mannon

Mary Flo Mannon, 81, of Jena, passed from this life on Thursday, April 6, 2017, at the La- Salle Nursing Home in Jena.

She was born July 7, 1935 in Booneville, Arkansas to the union of her parents, Herbert Henry and Ola Bell Witt Helton.

Mrs. Mannon was a homemaker.

Services were held at 2 p.m., Saturday, April 8, in the chapel of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena with Bro. Butch Farris 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 husband, Edward Lee Mannon; her parents; a sister, Helen Waters; grandsons, Timothy Lee Taunton and Brad Coon; and son-in-law, Robert L. Campbell.

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Helen Louise Kendrick

Helen Louise Bruce Kendrick, 75, of Georgetown, passed away on Friday, April 7, 2017.

She was born Thursday, December 25, 1941 in Rochelle, to the union of her parents, Edgar and Eunice Brazzell Bruce.

Services were held at 2 p.m., Monday, April 10, at Georgetown Baptist Church with the Rev. Joe Bruce and Carl Griffith officiating.

Interment followed in the Georgetown Cemetery under direction of Southern Funeral Home of Winnfield.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and two brothers, Richard Bruce and James Bruce.

Survivors include her husband, Malcolm “Mutt” Kendrick; daughters, Kay Mitchell and husband Booger and Kelly Kendrick; her sons, Jeff Kendrick and wife Sissy, Jody Kendrick, and Jason Kendrick and wife Krystal; and her sister, Mary Brunson; 19 grandchildren, 17 great grand children, and three great great grandchildren.

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Judy Robertson

Judy Diane (Bignar) Robertson, 67, of the Magnolia Community, passed away Friday, March 31, 2017 in her residence.

She was born October 19, 1949, in Jena to the union of Ira Leon and Verda M. Masters Bignar.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Ira Leon Bignar, Jr.; and a sister, Lana Doreen Price.

Survivors include her husband, Lloyd Edward Robertson; a daughter, Nichole Cowan; a son, Eric Robertson; and five grandchildren.

No services are scheduled at this time. Arrangement are under direction of Kinner and Stevens Funeral Home of Jena.

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