Obituaries

Obituaries

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Robert “T-Bob” Cassels, Jr., 78, of the Rosefield Community, passed from this life on Sunday, Sep

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Chuckey Marvin Foley, 57, of Orlando, Florida and a native of Jena, LA, passed away to be with th

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Shirley Beth Hatten, 77, of Jena, passed from this life on Friday, September 14, 2018, at the LaS

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Mary Parker Valentine Taylor, 94, of the Belah Community near Jena, passed from this life on Wedn

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

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Josie Richmond

Laura Lucelle Josie Richmond, 87, of Columbia, passed from this life to life anew on Tuesday, February 20, 2018, at the Haven Nursing Center in Columbia Heights following an extended illness. She was born July 1, 1930 at Columbia to the union of her parents, Joe Cephus and Dorles Eula Finley Holmes. Mrs. Richmond was an active and faithful member of the Fellowship Baptist Church for many years but recently became a member of the Banks Springs Baptist Church in Columbia. Ms. Josie was known for her Christ like love, which she extended to everyone around her. She had an humble spirit and would help anyone in anyway. To know her was to love her. She always supported her husband in his ministry and always prayed for her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren and called them each by name as she prayed to her Lord. She was an exceptional human being and will be sorely missed by family and friends alike. Services were held at 10 a.m., Thursday, Feb.

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Geneva Johnson Poole

Geneva Johnson Poole, 77, of Winnsboro, passed from this life on Thursday, February 22, 2018, at MD Anderson Medical Center in Houston, Texas. She was born June 23, 1940 in Faulk, Arkansas, to the union of her parents, Marshall David Johnson and Thelma Lucille Cornett Johnson. Geneva was LIFE! She was vibrant, vivacious, and the life of any party. She was LOVE for her family, JOY for the sorrowful, and was a breath of fresh air in times of confusion. She loved people with every fiber in her. She NEVER let you go hungry or do without, as she found joy in feeding people. And she always claimed that “A pot of coffee makes everything better!” - As long as it was FRESH!! She was passionate about living for God. She served the Lord for many years, giving her very best. Her hearts desire was to see our new church. Her last request was for us to “Build the church”. She lived a great life here on earth, but we all know and believe that she has truly “Just Started Living”.

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Bertha Louise Jones

Bertha Louise Jones, 65, of Monterey, passed from this life on Friday, February 23, 2018, at the LaSalle General Hospital of Jena. She was born Tuesday, April 1, 1952 in Brouillette to the union of her parents, Elwood and Eura Bordelon Green. Services were held at 10 a.m., Sunday, Feb. 25, at New Harvest Assembly of God Church with Pastor David Womack officiating. Interment followed in Acme Baptist Church Cemetery under direction of Young’s Funeral Home of Jonesville. She was preceded in death by her husband, Boyd Ray Jones; parents; and three brothers, Alton Green, Calvin Green, and Joe Green. Survivors include, her son, Kelvin Jones of Alexandria; daughter, Cynthia Jones Jenkins and husband Kevin of Natchez, MS; daughter, Belinda Conley and husband David, Jr.

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Rev. Pete Nolan

Rev. Garlon R. “Pete” Nolan, 96, of Jena, passed away on Saturday, February 17, 2018 in his residence. He was born Thursday, December 8, 1921 in Farmerville, to the union of Art and Lula Kilcrease Nolan. Rev. Nolan was an ordained Baptist minister and served as pastor of churches in the area. Services were held at 10 a.m., Monday, Feb. 19, at Temple Baptist Church in Jena with Rev. Jimmy Keene officiating. Interment followed in the Crossroads Cemetery in Farmerville under direction of Kinner and Stevens Funeral Home of Jena. He was preceded in death by his first wife and mother of his children, Hollie Gene Nolan; second wife Nelda Russell Nolan; son, Roger Dale Nolan; and daughter, Nelda Allen. He is survived by his wife Georgia Etheridge Nolan of Jena; a son, Ken Nolan and wife Jan of Jena; daughter, Janet Smith and husband Hayward of Zwolle; eight grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren

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Mary Jane George

Ron Laird, 52, of Kelly, passed from   life on Thursday, February 15, 2018, at his residence in Kelly. He was born April 25, 1965 in Port Lavaca, Texas, to the union of Ronnie and Hazel Laird. Ron was a member of Kelly Baptist Church. He loved traveling with his family, and also enjoyed duck hunting and roping. He was Past Master of the Charles F. Buck 260 Masonic Lodge in Urania, and was a member of the Monroe Scottish Right and a member of the Monroe Barak Shriners. Services were held at 2 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 18, at Olla First Baptist Church with the Revs. Greg Dunn and Scott Fletcher officiating. Masonic services were conducted at graveside, and interment followed in the Roberts Cemetery of Kelly under direction of Riser Funeral Home of Olla. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Doris and Stick Laird, and Ida and Chelsie Hudson.

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Mary Jane George

Mary Jane Davis George, 94, passed from this life on Monday, February 12, 2018 in Jena. She was born May 16, 1923 in Clarks to the union of her parents, Andrew Davis and Mary Annie McBroom Davis. Mary was a faithful Christian woman. She talked to God each day and didn’t stop until her Alzheimer’s caused her to forget how. She loved her family and wanted only the best for each one. That’s what we do. Always honor your momma because too soon you’ll be in our place. With heavy hearts we give her back to God, but we thank Him for giving us such a beautiful soul to share our lives with. Homegoing services were held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 14, at Springhill Baptist Church, west of Kelly, with Revs. Todd Whittington and Elvis Price officiating. Interment followed in the Roberts Cemetery under direction of Riser Funeral Home of Olla. She was preceded in death by her husband of sixty-seven years, Edgar George; her brother, Marshall Davis; and her parents.

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George Thomas Terral

George Thomas Terral, 70, of Jena, passed from this life on Saturday, February 10, 2018, in Monroe. He was born Friday, November 14, 1947 in Jena, to the union of Frank Terral and Bea Cox Terral. An avid sportsman, the only thing he loved more than duck hunting was his family, especially bragging about his grandchildren. Services were held Monday, Feb. 12, at Temple Baptist Church in Jena with Rev. Johnnie Phillips officiating. Interment followed in the Woodland Cemetery, east of Jena, under direction of Kinner and Stevens Funeral Home of Jena. He was preceded in death by his parents, and a brother, Martin Terral.

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John Collinsworth Knight

John Collinsworth Knight, 82, of Olla, passed from this life on Monday, February 5, 2018, at the Hardtner Medical Center in Urania following a brief illness. He was born February 14, 1935 in Olla to the union of his parents, George Washington Knight, II, and Nora Chrapp Manchester Knight. John was a member of the Chickasaw Free Methodist Church. He enjoyed gardening and he loved reading his Louis Lamour western books and having coffee on Sundays. Services were held at 10 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 8, from the chapel of Riser Funeral Home in Olla with the Revs. Greg Dunn and Aaron Carpenter officiating. Interment followed in the Chickasaw Cemetery, west of Olla, under direction of Riser Funeral Home of Olla. He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Joel Knight; a sister, Georgia Lee Bass; and two brothers, Oscar Knight and Jerry Knight. Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Bettie E.

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Jacky DeFrance King

Jacky DeFrance King, 84, of Olla, passed from this life on Thursday, February 8, 2018, at the Jena Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Jena, following an extended illness. He was born May 31, 1933 in Winn Parish to the union of his parents, Samuel De- France King and Clara Lee Jenkins King. Jacky served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War. In high school, Jacky was a star baseball pitcher for Olla Standard High School in 1949 and at LaSalle High School in 1951. Both of these years, Jacky led his teams to State Championships. He was a member of the Pine Hill Baptist Church. Services were held at 2 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 11, from the chapel of Riser Funeral Home in Olla. Interment followed in the Beech Creek Cemetery, west of Olla in Winn Parish, under direction of Riser Funeral Home of Olla. He was preceded in death by his wife, Pat Gough King; his parents; and his brother, Sammy Joe King.

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Joan Ellis Jones

Joan Ellis Jones, 72, of Jonesville, passed from this life on Wednesday, February 7, 2018 in Jonesville. She was born August 28, 1945 in Morganza to the union of her parents, Ernest Clarence Ellis and Mary Mott Ellis. Joan was a resident of Jonesville and a member of Sandy Lake Pentecostal Church. Services were held at 1 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 10, at Sandy Lake Pentecostal Church in the Sandy Lake Community of Catahoula Parish with Rev. Joel Ford officiating. Interment followed in the Belah Cemetery in the Belah Community of LaSalle Parish under direction of Young’s Funeral Home of Jonesville. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, William “Casey” Jones; son, Jimmy “Ernie” Jones; six brothers, Leon Ellis, Lawrence Ellis, Chester Ellis, Gene Ellis, Lindon Ellis, and Alfonzo Ellis; and four sisters, Betty Champion, Ida Lee Wiley, Adell Paul, and Hellen Fontenot.

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