Obituaries

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Jerry Mayo

Jerry Mayo, 80, of Gray, Texas, and formerly of Jena, passed from this life on Monday, March 26, 2018, in Carthage, Texas. He was born March 14, 1938 in Lake Providence, being one of four children born to Thad and Cora “Coda” Graham Mayo. Jerry was raised and schooled in Jena, and graduated with the class of 1957. After high school, he went to work in the oil field. He met and later married Carolyn Ford in 1977 and together they celebrated 37 years, until she preceded him in death in July 2014. Jerry worked for Hunt Oil Company for 42 years. He was an active member in the Masonic Lodge in Gary, Carthage, Beckville and Timpson and had received his 40-year pin. He was also a member of the Sharon Shriners in Tyler. Jerry worked for the Panola County Sheriff’s Office as the Gary City Marshal for many years and was a member of the Gary Fire Department. Services were held at 10 a.m., Friday, March 30, in the chapel of Hawthorn Funeral Home in Carthage, TX with the Revs.

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Trey Beasley

Tommy Joe “Trey” Beasley, III, 41, of Shreveport, passed away on Friday, April 6, 2018. He was born Friday, February 11, 1977 in El Paso, Texas. Trey was an avid LSU fan and a member of the Kappa Alpha Fraternity at ULM. He loved his niece and nephew like they were his own children. Services were held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, April 10, at Southern Funeral Home chapel in Winnfield with Rev. Andrew Partington officiating. Interment followed in the Garden of Memories in Winnfield under arrangements of Southern Funeral Home of Winnfield. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Felix J. and Annie Ernestine Mercer; and paternal grandparents, Tom Beasley, Jr. and Ernestine Beasley. Those left to cherish his memory include his father, Tommie Joe Beasley, Jr., of Tupelo, MS; mother, Betty Jean Mercer Beasley of Shreveport; sister, Natasha Clifton (Morris, Jr.) of Jonesboro; nephew, Cayden James Clifton of Jonesboro; and niece, Presley Holder of Jonesboro.

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Mary M. Parsley

Mary Mclawchlin Parsley, 101, of Hamshire, Texas, and a native of Jena, died peacefully at her home on Thursday, April 5, 2018. She was born in Jena on February 3, 1917 to the union of her parents, Lillie Ollie Joy and Robert Mclawchlin. Later her and her family moved to Galveston, Texas, where she worked as an elevator girl at the Galvaz Hotel and Globe in Galveston for the many years it was open. Graveside services were held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, April 10, at Grace Memorial Park Cemetery in Hitchcock, Texas, with Chaplain Michael Procella officiating. Interment followed under direction of J. Levy and Termini Funeral Home of Galveston, TX. Mary was preceded in death by her parents, Lillie Ollie Joy, Robert Mclawchlin and step father, Joseph Whittington; brothers, Charlie Mclawchlin and Richard Mclawchlin, Hardlee Whittington and Frank Dow Whittington; and husbands, Paul Parsley and John Boudreaux.

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Dannie Paul Boothe

 

Dannie Paul Boothe, 64, of Harrisonburg, passed from this life on Tuesday, April 3, 2018, at The Columns Nursing Home in Jonesville. He was born Sunday, December 27, 1953 in Wisner to the union of his parents, Milton and Annie Gordon Boothe. Graveside services were held at 11 a.m., Friday, April 6, at Joe Boothe Cemetery with Rev. Bruce Lofton officiating. Interment followed under direction of Young’s Funeral Home of Jonesville. He was preceded in death by his parents, and a brother, Joseph Daniel Boothe, Jr. Survivors include two brothers, James Milton Boothe of Clayton, and Cecil Boothe and wife Phyllis of Jonesville; two sisters, Elsie Marie Boothe Mitchell of Clayton and Jane Boothe King of Jonesville; and a host of nieces and nephews. Pallbearers were Brian Rush, Sr., Brian Rush, Jr., Joshua Rush, Harold Sones and Chester Cooper. Honorary pallbearer was James Boothe.

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Kimberly Jean Twiner

Kimberly Jean Twiner, 49, of Eros, passed from this life on Wednesday, April 4, 2018, in Shreveport. She was born September 12, 1968 in Bogalusa. Services were held at 10 a.m., Saturday, April 7, at Whitehall United Pentecostal Church of Whitehall with the Revs. Joey Paul and David Clark officiating. Interment followed in the Belah Cemetery in the Belah Community near Jena under direction of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena. She was preceded in death by her brother, Justin Frazier. Those left to cherish her memory include her husband, William “Ernest” Twiner of Eros; son, David Twiner and wife Brittany; parents, W. B.

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Dorothy J. Rash

Eva D. Steele, 82, of West Monroe, passed from this life on Tuesday, April 3, 2018, in West Monroe. She was born September 5, 1935 to the union of her parents, Robert and Estelle Grigsby. Mrs. Eva enjoyed reading and watching baseball. She was a member of the Church of Christ. Graveside services were held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at Bethel Cemetery of Holly Ridge, with Brother Buddy McGurk officiating. Interment followed under the direction of Brown-Holley Funeral Home, Rayville. She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Ellyn Grigsby; and son-in-law, Donnie Sullivan.

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Dorothy J. Rash

Dorothy J. Rash, 82, of Jena, passed away Sunday, April 1, 2018 at her residence. She was a homemaker. Graveside services were held at 2 p.m., Saturday, April 7, at Midway Baptist Cemetery under direction of Stricklin-King Funeral Home of Yazoo City, Mississippi. Dot was preceded in death by her parents, Claude and Ethel Saxton; brothers, Major Saxton and Harris “Cotten” Saxton; sister, Lena Stamey; daughters, Opal McGee and Marie Walden; son, William Rash; granddaughter, Amy Webb; great great granddaughter, Layla Webb; and husbands, Roy Walden and Prentiss Rash. Survivors include her son, Robert (Terie) Rash of Pearl, MS; daughter, Wanda (Dewayne) Millis of Mississippi; granddaughters, Stacie (Bit) Hailey of Jena, Roiann Webb of Alexandria, Lesa Killen of Clarksville, TN, Jamie R.

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Robert “Bud” Coleman

Robert Lee “Bud” Coleman, 74, of Baton Rouge, and formerly of Jena passed from this life on     Thursday, March 29, 2018, at his residence. He was born Friday, August 20, 1943, in Seattle, Washington, to the union of Henry Coleman and Fannie Melton Coleman. Bud, as he was called, was a U.S. Naval Veteran, serving as a First Lieutenant from 1965-68. He completed the FBI Academy in 1968 and served as a special FBI agent for the next two years. He held degrees from Northeast Louisiana University in Monroe, where he received a math education degree in 1965 and an administration and supervision degree in 1972. He later received his plus-30 degree at NLU. After serving as math teacher at Jena High School from 1969-71, he was named assistant principal and served for the next two years before becoming principal in 1974. Bud served as assistant superintendent from 1979 until 1986, when he became Superintendent of LaSalle Parish Schools.

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Junior D. Chelette

Junior D. Chelette, 91, passed from this life on Tuesday, March 27, 2018, at the LaSalle General Hospital of Jena. He was a loving husband, father and family man. Services were held at 10 a.m., Saturday, March 31, at Iatt Baptist Church of Atlanta with the Revs. Steve Coolman and Donnie R. Boney officiating. Interment followed in the Shady Grove Cemetery of Montgomery under direction of Magnola Funeral Home of Alexandria. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 50 years, Billie Chelette; his parents, Amos and Ollie Chelette; his brothers, Pete Chelette, Doc Chelette, and Dick Chelette; and his sisters, Mary Traylor and Lottie Chelette. Those left to cherish his memory include his sons, Curry A. Chelette and wife Kimberly of Tullos, and Barry Chelette of D`artigo; one granddaughter, Ashley Newcomb and husband Josh of Prospect; one grandson, Aaron Chelette of Tullos; two great grandchildren, McKenzie and Micah Newcomb; as well as a host of nieces, nephews and great friends.

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