Obituaries

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Rachel Inez Lincecum

Rachel Inez Lincecum, 72, of Georgetown, passed from this life on Sunday, December 11, 2016, at Grace Home in Alexandria.

She was born August 19, 1944 in Jena to the union of her parents, Ray Harrison and Bessie Magdeline Sanders Hudson.

Mrs. Lincecum was a homemaker. Services were held at 10 a.m., Friday, Dec. 16, in the chapel of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena with Rev. Lamar Carpenter officiating.

Interment followed in the Lincecum Cemetery of Georgetown under direction of Hixson Brothers, Inc. of Jena.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Louie Lincecum; her parents; and a great grandson, Braxton Fussell.

Survivors include her sons, Charles “Chuck” Fussell of Woodworth, Keith Fussell of Georgetown, Chris Fussell of Tyler, TX, Kraig Fussell of Pineville, DeWayne Lincecum of Tullos and Darryl Lincecum of Shreveport; daughter, Rose Lincecum of Destin, FL; 21 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

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Donald R. Wiley, Jr.

Donald Ray “Donny” Wiley, Jr., 63, of Jonesville, passed away on Friday, December 16, 2016, at Grace Home in Alexandria.

Donny loved the beach, his nieces and nephews, and games on Facebook.

Services were held at 2 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 18, at First United Methodist Church in Jonesville with the Revs. Marion Trisler, Jr. and Darryl Tate officiating.

Interment followed at Pease Cemetery of Larto under direction of Magnolia Funeral Home of Alexandria.

He was preceded in death by his father and mother, Don and Ruthine Wiley; paternal grandparents, Bob and Myrtle Wiley; maternal grandparents, Walter and Delia Book; and brother-in-law, Mike Wilson.

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James L. Barron

James Lester Barron, 66, of Nebo, entered eternal rest on Friday, December 16, 2016, at his residence with his wife by his side.

He was born April 30, 1950 in Jena, to the union of his parents, George Lee and Vera Yule Barron.

James loved the Lord and is a Vietnam Veteran where he proudly served his country in the United States Marine Corps. He loved woodworking and making walking sticks.

James was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, J. D. Barron, Phillip Earl Barron and Bonnie Lee Barron; one sister, Georgia Barron; and grandson, Bentley James.

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Aldis B. Smith

Aldis B. Smith, 80, of Jena, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, December 10, 2016, in the La- Salle Nursing Home of Jena.

She was born Thursday, October 1, 1936 at Jonesville to the family of John Milton and Stella Doughty Boyd.

Mrs. Smith was a homemaker and a member of East Jena Baptist Church.

Services were held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 13, at East Jena Baptist Church with the Revs. Gary Norris and Johnnie Phillips officiating.

Interment followed in Smith Cemetery under direction of Kinner and Stevens Funeral Home of Jena.

A daughter, Monty Lanier; a brother, five sisters and her parents preceded her in death.

Survivors include her husband of 62 years, Freddie Rand Smith of Jena; daughter, Mary Jo Poole and husband Terry of Thibodaux; son, Billy Smith and wife Loretta of Jena; two brothers, Billy D. Boyd and wife Orvalyn, and Carlos M. Boyd and wife Joann, all of Jena; seven grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.

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‘LC’ Mooty, II

Leslie Clyde “LC” Mooty, II, of Pineville, entered eternal rest on Friday, December 9, 2016, at Christus St. Frances Cabrini Hospital in Alexandria.

Mr. Mooty served his country in the U.S. Army and was a member of the Disabled American Veteran Association. He worked offshore, worked as a tree-surgeon and was an avid gardener who supplied fresh vegetables to his family and friends and loved his family.

Services were held at 1 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 11 at Montgomery Church of Christ in Montgomery, with Brothers J. B. Brown and Mitchell Norman officiating.

Interment followed in Mt. Zion Cemetery near Wheeling under the direction of Gallagher Funeral Home of Ball.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Leslie and Jeannie Lou Mooty; and a sister, Betty Lou Mooty.

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Margaret F. Welch

Margaret Eugene Falkenheiner Welch, 80, of Harhan, passed from this life on Tuesday, November 29, 2016, in Harhan.

She was born Thursday, April 16, 1936 in Ferriday to the union of her parents, Henry and Edith Lee Falkenheiner.

Services were held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 3, in the chapel of Young’s Funeral Home in Ferriday.

Interment followed in the Greenlawn Cemetery in Natchez, MS, under direction of Young’s Funeral Home of Ferriday.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Thomas W. Welch; daughter, Kate Welch Pellitteri; and sister, Kay Falkenheiner Burson.

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Judge J.P. Mauffray

The Honorable John Phillip “J.P.” Mauffray, Jr., District Judge-Retired, 73, of Jena, passed away on Friday, December 2, 2016, at his home in the Walkerville Community, south of Jena.

He was born Thursday, November 18, 1943 in New Orleans, Louisiana, to the union of John Phillip, Sr. and Margurite Louise Waguespack Mauffray.

Among Judge Mauffray’s many accomplishments were: in 1960, appointed Colonel on the staff of Governor Jimmie Davis as an Aide de Camp; in 1965, received a B.S. Degree in Chemical Engineering from Tulane University school of engineering; in 1973, received a Juris Doctor degree from LSU School of Law; from 1973 to 1974, served as member of the Moot Court Board; in 1977, admitted and qualified as attorney and counselor of the Supreme Court.

J.P. served as leader for Boy Scouts of America and was an Eagle Scout himself. He was past president of the Lake Charles Jaycees. He served as 28th Judicial District Judge from 1994 until 2008.

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Joseph E. Doughty, Jr.

Joseph E. Doughty, Jr., 59, of Vidalia, passed from this life on Wednesday, November 30, 2016.

He was born January 4, 1957 in Jena to the union of his parents, Joseph Eldon Doughty, Sr. and Edith Monk Doughty.

Joe spent his childhood years in Harrisonburg before going to college at Louisiana Tech. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in education and a Master of Science in Agriculture. While at Tech, Joe was active in the Baptist Student Union and continued to be an enthusiastic Tech football fan and Alumni.

He moved to Vidalia and became an active member of First Baptist Church where he met his wife. He taught Sunday school for over 25 years, served as a deacon, and was the Secretary of the Deacons. Joe enjoyed meeting every morning at Nikki’s with his coffee group. He was active in Ferriday Rotary Club for the last 8 years.

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John R. Bradford

John R. Bradford, 56, of Jena, passed from this life on Wednesday, November 30, 2016, at his residence in Jena.

He was born December 21, 1959 in Jena to the union of his parents, Phillip Owen Bradford, Jr. and Ruby Ineta Jernigan Bradford.

John was a driller in the oilfield, never met a stranger and always had a smile for everyone.

Services were held at 12-noon Saturday, Dec. 3, in the chapel of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena with Rev. Harvey Blasingame officiating.

Interment followed in the Pine Grove Cemetery of Rhinehart under direction of Hixson Brothers, Inc. of Jena.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

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John Wayne Bailey

John Wayne Bailey, 72, of Jena, passed from this life on Wednesday, November 30, 2016, at his residence in Jena.

He was born April 28, 1944 in Jena to the union of his parents, Joseph Garland Bailey and Edith Bailey.

John was a drilling and work over consultant, and was self employed for over 50 years. He was also a cattleman and enjoyed his grandkids and duck hunting.

Services were held at 2 p.m., Friday, Dec. 2, at Shady Grove Pentecostal Church in Sharptown with the Revs. Beau Manasco, Curtis Thornton, Lonnie Weidner and Joey Paul officiating.

Arrangements were handled by Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena.

He was preceded in death by his father; and infant daughter, Cindy Renee Bailey.

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