Obituaries

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Joshua C. Childress

Joshua C. Childress

Joshua Carter Childress, 43, of Columbia, passed from this life on Thursday, December 19, 2019, at Columbia.

He was born September 27, 1976 in Natchez, Mississippi, the son of Shirley Ann Stephens and Robert Lee Stephens.

Joshua loved his family so much. He especially loved spending time with his brother-in-law, Jason. They would often fish together and ride 4-wheelers, which Joshua enjoyed. Joshua was a prankster and loved a good laugh. He enjoyed eating a good meal with his family.

Services were held at 10 a.m., Monday, Dec. 23, from the chapel of Riser Funeral Home in Columbia with Rev. Chris Gainous officiating.

Interment followed in the Pine Grove Cemetery at Rhinehart under direction of Riser Funeral Home of Columbia.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

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Rev. Elton D. Cahoon

Rev. Elton D. Cahoon

Rev. Elton Deloy Cahoon, 70, of Jena, passed from this life on Monday, December 16, 2019, following a brief illness.

He was born September 12, 1949 in Truman, Arkansas, to the union of his parents, Leroy Cahoon and Verona Meeks Cahoon.

For more than 33 years, from 1986 to 2019, Rev. Cahoon served as pastor for several churches including Aimwell Baptist Church, Bellevue Baptist Church, SouthSide Baptist Church, Bentley Baptist Church, Sicily Island Baptist Church, Dubach Baptist Church, Castor Baptist Church, and his final pastorate, Bellevue Baptist Church.

Services were held at 11 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 19, in the chapel of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena with the Revs. Scotty McDowell and Ricky Gresham officiating.

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

He was preceded in death by his parents, and a sister, Kaye Henry.

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Edwin Poole

Edwin Poole

Malcolm Edwin Poole, 54, of Jena, passed from this life on Wednesday, December 11, 2019 in Rapides Regional Medical Center in Alexandria surrounded by his loving family.

He was born April 1, 1965 in Jena to the union of Doyle Poole and his sweet wife Jo Ann Poole.

Edwin, as he was affectionately known to all, spent his working career as a contractor in the construction industry. He was a bright spirited soul and will be greatly missed by all who had the pleasure to meet him.

A memorial service was held at noon on Saturday, Dec. 14, in the chapel of Kinner and Stevens Funeral Home in Jena with Rev. Jimmy Keene and Bobby McGuire officiating.

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

He was preceded in death by his father and grandparents.

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James Milton Paul

James Milton Paul
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James Milton “Hog” Paul, 72, of Nebo, passed from this life on Monday, December 16, 2019, after a nearly six-year battle with cancer.

He was born November 23, 1947 in Jena to the union of his parents, Milton and Lillian Bignar Paul.

James was a United States Army veteran who served in the Vietnam War. For a time, he served with the local Veterans’ Honor Guard until he became physically unable.  The family feels extremely blessed that they will honor him now.

As of press time on Monday, arrangements had not been made but will be handled by Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena. The wake and service will be at Shady Grove United Pentecostal Church of Nebo.

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Nealson David Mayo

Nealson David Mayo

Nealson David Mayo, 27, passed from this life on Thursday, December 12, 2019 in Evangeline Parish.

He liked to hunt and fish and liked the Saints and LSU football. He always enjoyed spending time with his family.

Graveside services were held at 2 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 15, at Heard Cemetery of Manifest with Rev. Bill Cotton officiating.

Interment followed under direction of Magnolia Funeral Home of Alexandria.

He was preceded in death by Evelyn and Larry St. Amand; Donald Phillips; Kathy Elliot Mayo; Cindy Acosta and Aiden Mayo.

Those left to cherish his memory include his father, Mark Mayo; mother, Rebecca Burton and husband Steve; brothers, Brandon Mayo, Troy Mayo, Ryan Mayo and wife Lacey, and Logan Burton; grandparents, Daniel Mayo, Shannon Mayo, Danny Mayo and wife Betty, Kim Poole and husband Justin, Chip Phillips and Beth Phillips; nieces and nephews, Lauren Mayo, Rylan Mayo, Brayden Mayo, JoAnna Mayo; and numerous great aunts and uncles.

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Lester Hailey

Lester Hailey

Lester Hailey, 76, of Jena, passed from this life on Thursday, December 12, 2019.

He was born March 7, 1943 in Nebo to the union of his parents, John Hailey and Gencie Chevallier Hailey.

Services were held at 11 a.m., Monday, Dec. 16, in the chapel of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena with the Revs. Matthew Murrell and Brandon Poole officiating.

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

He was preceded in death by his parents; twin brother, Chester Hailey; brother, A.W. Hailey; sisters, Bernice Deville and Wilma Sanders.

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Joe A. Ganey

Joe A. Ganey

Joe A. Ganey, 72, passed from this life on Wednesday, December 11, 2019, in his home with his wife at his side. He was born February 13, 1947 in Alexandria to the union of Leland and Jo Wade Ganey. Joe served in the National Guard during peace time. He worked in the oilfield throughout his life and had a great love of the outdoors, and was an avid hunter and fisherman.   Those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Mary “Beth” (Buxton) Ganey; two brothers, Gerald Ganey (Donna) of Baton Rouge, and Leland Ganey (Vicki) of Sarasota, FL.  The family of Joe Ganey will see to his final wishes privately as per his request. Kinner and Stevens Funeral Home of Jena was trusted with arrangements.

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Rebecca C. Forrest

Rebecca C. Forrest

Rebecca Lynn Coleman Forrest, 59, of Jena, was received into Heaven on Tuesday, December 10, 2019.

She was born August 5, 1960 in Kimball, Nebraska to the union of Warren Douglas “W.D.” and Linda June (Horn) Coleman.

Rebecca was a woman of Christian faith and loved researching and studying the Bible and often journaled from the Word, and hymns.

Services were held at 2 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 12, in the chapel of Kinner and Stevens Funeral Home in Jena with Rev. Steve Jones officiating.

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

Those left to cherish her memory are two daughters, Krystal Forrest Redfern (Chris) and Lacie Forrest; one sister, Charlene Carter; two brothers, Douglas Coleman (Janet) and David Coleman (Rebecca); five grandchildren, April, Greggory, Mark Redfern, Hannah Redfern, Luke Forrest and Mia Forrest; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

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H. Charles Dunn

H. Charles Dunn
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Herman Charles Dunn, 82, of Effie, LA passed away on Thursday, December 12, 2019.

He was born July 5, 1937 to the union of Herman and Ferral McCann Dunn.

Charles was a devoted father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend.

He joined the United States Navy after high school and began his entrepreneurship, from Mobile Air to Who’s Riding Where, website, also, including traveling the world providing housing for victims of national disasters.

Later in life his love for beautiful horses, and young people, one may have found him at a team penning or rodeo, paying entry fees and cheering on the completion.

Services were held at 2 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 15, in the chapel of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home in Pineville with Rev. Gary Norris officiating.

Interment followed in Hayes Cemetery under direction of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Pineville.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and wife of 39 years, Nelda Woodson Dunn.

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Roger Bordelon

Roger Bordelon, 64, passed away Thursday, December 5, 2019, at The Summit Retirement Center.

He was born in Jena.

Roger was preceded in death by his parents, Sue Brooks and Wilmore Bordelon; sister, Mary Bordelon; two brothers, Lester Bordelon and Marvin Bordelon; and a grandson, Bubba Watkins.

Those left to cherish his memory include his daughters, Amanda Carraway and husband Jason and Terica Bordelon; son, Jimmy Ronsonet and wife Leann; sister, Sharon Ketten and husband Robert; brother, Paul Bordelon and wife Ann; seven grandchildren; and two great grandchildren.

The family will have a small memorial service in Franklin, LA at a later date.

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