Obituaries

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William “Bill” Ryan

William “Bill” J. Ryan, 82, of Jonesville, passed from this life on Wednesday, September 7, 2016, at his home. He was born January 5, 1934. His passion was family, friends and playing ball. He especially loved playing basketball and volleyball with his sons and grandson. He also loved to dance a jig on the dance floor with anyone that was ready to dance all night. He was loved by all that met him. Services were held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 10, at Sandy Lake Pentecostal Church with the Revs. Joel Ford and Rusty Hathcock, and Dr. Philip Caples officiating. Interment followed in the Jena Cemetery near Jena under direction of Magnolia Funeral Home of Alexandria. He was preceded in death by his wife, Kathryn Ryan; and siblings, Milo Ryan, Nellie Linder, Vonda Ford, Leo Ryan, Violet Gerbish, and Roger Ryan.

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Helen Yvonne Peyton

Helen Yvonne Herrington Peyton of Lafayette passed away on September 3, 2016, nine days shy of her 81st birthday. She was born on September 12, 1935, in a little lumber town, Urania, to her loving parents, Jewel Gregory Herrington and Robert George Herrington. Helen attended Urania High School where she graduated as Salutatorian. She loved music and played the French Horn in the high school band. She also won a scholarship to LSU by winning a singing competition in Baton Rouge as part of a women’s trio. At 18 years old, she married 20-year old John Ray Peyton, Sr. in Woodville, MS, to whom she was married for 58 years. For the next several years she followed him to the drilling rigs in West Texas as he worked his way up in the oilfield and they eventually settled in Lafayette. She was a devoted mother, raising three children and was also the grandmother of ten grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.

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Jimmie G. White

Jimmie G. White, 72, of Jena, passed away Sunday, September 11, 2016 at Jena Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Jena. Services were held at 2:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 13, at Jena Church of God with Rev. Kent Hatfield officiating. Interment followed in the Belah Cemetery in the Belah-Fellowship Community under direction of Magnolia Funeral Home of Alexandria. He was preceded in death by his parents, Coleman White and Inez Dotson White; one brother, Willie Allen White; and great nephew, Jayden Temple. Survivors include his two brothers, John R. White, Sr. and wife Kathy and Roy Lee White; five nieces; three nephews; five great nieces; three great nephews; and a host of aunts, uncles and cousins. Pallbearers were John R. White, Jr., Jeffery White, Josh Temple, Chris Bassett, Justin Bassett and Cory Dotson. Honorary pallbearers were James White, Joseph Constance, Charles Stevens and Danny Jones.

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Jennie L. Boyett

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Sue Bordelon Brooks

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Cloteele Ganey

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Gracie Pitmon Roberts

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Jerry D. Pendarvis

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Georgie Joe Rutledge

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Marie Wooten

Marie Wooten, 86, of Georgetown, passed from this life on Friday, September 2, 2016, at her residence. Mrs. Wooten was a registered nurse and served at the LaSalle Parish Health Unit for many years. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend and will be deeply missed. Services were held at 11 a.m, Monday, Sept. 5, at Georgetown Baptist Church in Georgetown with Pastor Carl Griffith officiating. Interment followed in the Georgetown Cemetery in Georgetown under direction of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena. She was preceded in death by her parents, Harvey and Alyne Sharp, and brother, James E. Sharp. Survivors include her son, John Wooten of Georgetown; daughter, Teresa Wooten of Georgetown; brothers, Harvey W. Sharp of Houston, TX, and Robert D. Sharp of Giddings, TX; sister, Virginia Pryer of Houston TX; eight grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. 

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