Obituaries

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Tracy Breaux Kirl

Tracy Breaux Kirl, 49, of Prosper, Texas, and a former resident of Jena, passed from this life on April 7, 2018, in Orlando, Florida. He was born June 12, 1968 in Jasper, Texas. Tracy grew up in Jena, graduated from Jena High School, and attended the University of Louisiana at Monroe. He was a big LSU fan. He worked in the cellular phone industry most of this career, consulted on fiber optic work and had recently started Kirl Drone Service. Tracy was a valued member of Lighthouse Christian Fellowship Church in Prosper, TX. He was generous, funny, loving and protective, and leaves a wound that will not soon heal. He was preceeded in death by his father Charles Breaux Kirl; mother, Mildred Coleman Kirl; and beloved “Big Mama” Mary Coleman.

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Wilma Jane Paulson

Wilma Jane Paulson, 78, of Tullos, passed from this life on Tuesday, April 17, 2018, at the LaSalle Nursing Home of Jena. She was born September 23, 1939 in Cotton Valley to her parents, Dalton Artis and Tiny Lorena Fish Bellar. Services were held at 10 a.m., Thursday, April 19, in the chapel of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena with Rev. Gary Norris 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 parents; husband of 23 years, Paul Harvey Paulson; brother, James Howard Bellar; and sister, Bonnie Curry. Those left to cherish her memory include her sons, James Dalton Young of West Monroe, Jessie “Pete” Young, Jr. of Port Barre, Paul Eric Paulson and Scott Curry, both of Tullos; daughters, Lynne Jackson and Billie Jo Bird, both of Tullos; 18 grandchildren; 24 great grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren.

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Douglas Robertson

Douglas “Doug” Earland Robertson, 79, of Jena, passed away Sunday, April 22, 2108, at his residence. He was born March 31, 1939 to the family of Howard Earl Lee and Artis Vernon Boddie Robertson. Doug was a veteran of the Korean War, serving in the United States Air Force, and was a business owner in the construction industry in Jena for many years. Services were held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, April 24, at East Jena Baptist Church with the Revs. Bobby McGee and Ricky Gresham officiating. Interment followed in the Hair Cemetery near Jena under direction of Kinner and Stevens Funeral Home of Jena. He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Dolores Ann Robertson; and a brother, Donald Davis Robertson.

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“Buddy” Little

Robert W. “Buddy” Little, Jr., 91, of Jena, passed from this life on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 in Jena. Buddy was a loving husband, had made many great friends over the years and was an avid golfer. He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the United States Navy. Buddy was employed as an engineer in the oilfield industry during his working career. Services were held at 10 a.m., Friday, April 20, in the chapel of Kinner and Stevens Funeral Home in Jena, with the Revs. Dominick DiCarlo and Johnnie Phillips officiating. A graveside service followed at 5 p.m. that afternoon in the Resthaven Cemetery in Arkadelphia, Arkansas, under direction of Kinner and Stevens Funeral Home of Jena. He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Patsy Butts Little; his parents, Robert William Little, Sr. and Addie Baker Little; one sister, Bessie Marie Brooks and husband Shad; and one brother, Wesley Baker Little.

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Carlton Dugan Hopkins

Carlton Douglas “Dugan” Hopkins, 81, of Midland, Texas, and a native of LaSalle Parish, passed from this life on Monday, April 16, 2018, surrounded by his family. He was born May 26, 1936 in Jena to the union of Elemena and Sam Hopkins. Dugan left his home in Jena and rode a train to Big Lake, Texas, to work in the oilfield at 18. He returned in a couple of years to marry Miss Linda Nelson on December 20, 1957, sharing a life together for 61 years. They started their family in Jena and moved to Patterson, Louisiana. In 1970 they moved the family to Crane, Texas, when he began working for Tretolite. He was a devoted and loving husband, and the best daddy in the world to Lisa, Jane, and Hopper. Dugan seldom met a stranger and was truly a servant of the Lord. He never missed an opportunity to help those in need. He was a devout Bible scholar who kept a minimum of ten Bibles within arm’s reach of his favorite chair at all times.

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John “Horace” TingleRose Elizabeth Tucker

Rose Eliabeth Tucker, 4, of Columbia, passed from this life to life anew on Thursday, April 19, 2018, at her residence surrounded by her loving family. She was born May 10, 2013 in Monroe to the family of Zeb and Holly Tucker. Rose loved her family, loved music, and loved the outdoors. Services were held at 10 a.m., Monday, April 23, from the sanctuary of Grayson Baptist Church with the Revs. Shane Duke and Rick Crandall officiating. Interment followed in the Rosefield Cemetery at Rosefield under direction of Riser Funeral Home of Columbia. She was preceded in death by her paternal grandmother, Laura Tucker, and her uncle Caleb Tucker. Survivors include her dad and mom, Zeb and Holly Tucker of Columbia; two brothers, Bladin Tucker and Chase Tucker, both of Columbia; her sister, Dustee Jo Tucker of Columbia; her paternal grandparents, Harrell Tucker, Jr and wife Sandy of Rosefield; and maternal grandparents, Susan and Johnny Cavazos of Midway, Georgia.

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Marc Andre Morace

Marc Andre Morace, 48, of Trout, passed from this life on Saturday, April 7, 2018, in Jena. He was born December 10, 1969 to the union of his parents, A. A. Morace and Faye Beard Morace. Services were held at 2 p.m., Saturday, April 14, at Shady Grove Pentecostal Church near Nebo with the Revs. David Hutchinson and Curtis Thornton 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, A. A. Morace and Faye Beard Coleman; and brother, Jefferson Gray Morace. Those left to cherish in memory include his wife, Brandi Taylor of Jena; son, Zachary Sawyer Morace of Jena; daughters, Megan Muse and Breanna Morace, both of Pineville, and Gabriel Morace of Jonesville; step-daughter, Natalie Taylor of Jena; brother, Alius “AA” Morace of Little Creek; sister, Nola Lavonne Badeaux of Covington; and grandchildren, Ezekiel Ryan and Israel Jameson Muse.

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John “Horace” Tingle

John “Horace” Tingle, 70, of the Belah Community, passed from this life on Sunday, April 15, 2018, at his residence. He was born August 16, 1947 in Belah to the union of his parents, C. W. and Agnes Jesse Whatley Tingle. Horace was a trucker for T. K. Stanley. Services were held at 10 a.m., Tuesday, April 17, in the chapel of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena with the Revs. Larry Chapman and Mike Devillier officiating. Interment followed in the Belah Cemetery under direction of Hixson Brothers, Inc. of Jena. He was preceded in death by his wife, Sheron Collins Tingle; and his parents. Those left to cherish his memory include his sons, Jacob Tingle and Jonathan Tingle, both of Jena; brother, Lester Tingle of Belah; sister, Carolyn T. Dekyzer of Alexandria; and a host of nieces and nephews. Pallbearers were Peter Dekyzer, Justin Dekyzer, Ronnie McDaniel, Dennis Bradford, Dannon Tingle and Michael Tingle.

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Bobby W. Horne

Bobby Wayne Horne, 82, of Atlanta, LA passed away on Wednesday, April 11, 2018. He was born Wednesday, March 11, 1936 in Verda to the union of his parents, Marvin Earl and Thelma “Bill” James Horne. Mr. Horne was a hard working man, who mentored many young loggers. He set a fine example for family and friends. He was a member of the Atlanta Baptist Church. Services were held at 2 p.m., Sunday, April 15, in the chapel of Southern Funeral Home in Winnfield with Rev. Craig James officiating. Interment followed in the Atlanta Cemetery in Atlanta under direction of Southern Funeral Home of Winnfield. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife of 53 years, Alice LeBaron Horne; brother and life long logging partner, James “Marvin” Horne; son, Mark D. Horne; and daughter, Belinda Horne Simmons. Those left to cherish his memory include his sons, Tracey L. Horne (Sarita), Jeffery W. Horne (Penny), and Tommy R. Horne; five grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

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Angie Davidson

Angela “Angie” Elaine Davidson, 46 of Jena, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, April 5, 2018 in Lake Charles. She was born Wednesday, August 25, 1971 in Monroe to the union of Randy and Janice Gayle Tuberville Smith. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, and friend. Angie is survived by her husband Bryan Davidson, two sons, Logan Davidson and Brody Davidson, two daughters, Rayna Davidson and Aubriegh Davidson, one grandchild Eyliegh, her parents, stepfather Alva Jackson, and one brother, Darrin Smith and wife Corrine. She was preceded in death by her grandparents. A memorial service was held at 2 p.m., Sunday, April 15, at Jena First Baptist Church with the Rev. Dominick DiCarlo and Pastor Shirley Davidson officiating

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