Obituaries

Wed
28
Nov

Arlice Wilson Atwell

Arlice Wilson Atwell, 80, of Selma, passed from this life on Friday, November 23, 2018 in Alexandria.

He was born February 12, 1938 at Selma to the union of his parents, Willie and Edith Atwell. Arlice was a bright spirited soul and was loved by everyone who knew him. He was a logger in the log woods for many years. He was a dedicated husband, father and grandfather.

Services were held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 27, at the Georgetown United Pentecostal Church with Pastor Rev. Donnell Spurgeon officiating.

Interment followed in the Lincecum Cemetery of Georgetown under direction of Kinner and Stevens Funeral Home of Jena.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Janice Lee McCrary; his parents; a brother, Thomas Stanley Atwell; a grandson Jacob Gray; and a brother-in-law, Kenneth Hall.

Wed
28
Nov

Leon N. Dearmon

Leon Napoleon Dearmon, 95, of Olla, passed from this life on Thursday, November 22, 2018, at the LaSalle General Hospital of Jena.

He was born March 15, 1923 in Sikes to the union of his parents, William Edgar Dearmon and Anna Eliza Dearmon.

Mr. Dearmon was a World War II veteran, having served in the U.S. Army. He was a truck driver on the beaches of Normandy, and fought in Normandy, northern France, and Rhineland Germany. He was part of the 1st Army, 29th Division, 19th Core, and 82nd Combat Engineers.

Mr. Dearmon was inducted into service January 29, 1943. He was honorably discharged on December 3, 1945. He received the Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, and the WWII Victims Medal.

Services were held at 2 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 25, in the chapel of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home in Jena with Rev. Charles Howard officiating.

Interment followed in the Harris Chapel Cemetery near Olla under direction of Hixson Brothers, Inc. of Jena.

Wed
28
Nov

Lucille C. Jameson

Lucille Cassels Jameson, 82, of Olla, passed from this life on Thursday, November 22, 2018 at the Haven Nursing Center in Columbia Heights.

She was born March 30, 1936 in Eunice to the union of her parents, Hanson and Etha Fontenot.

She was a homemaker who loved gardening and canning.

Services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 25, in the chapel of Riser Funeral Home in Olla with Bro. Ronnie Cassels and Bro. Cory Fowler officiating.

Interment followed in the Pine Hill Cemetery of Urania under direction of Riser Funeral Home of Olla.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ronald Cassels; daughter, Charlotte Perkins; and her parents.

Wed
28
Nov

Lillie Poole

Lillie Jeanette Lanier Poole, 69, of Manifest, passed from this life on Sunday, November 18, 2018 at her home. She was a lifelong resident of Manifest and will be sadly missed by family and friends. Services were held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 21, at Pisgah Baptist Church of Manifest with Rev. Kenneth Hoots officiating. Interment followed in Andrews Cemetery of Jonesville under direction of Magnolia Funeral Home of Alexandria. She was preceded in death by sons, Steve Poole and Donnie Poole; husband, Donnie Poole; and parents, Ted and Neva Lanier. Those left to cherish her memory include sons, Toby Poole and wife Bee and Earnest Poole; grandchildren, Mallory Poole, Colton Poole, Nathan McBroom, Josh Bordelon and Nikki Mc-Neely; nine great grandchildren; sisters, Jennie Cole, Patt Taunton and Sue Smith. Pallbearers were Johnathan Smith, Boogie Bass, Daymon Bass, Josh Bordelon, Nathan Mc-Broom and Stony Alexander.

Wed
21
Nov

O. Alan Thompson, II

Oscar Alan Thompson, II, 25, of Selma, Texas, entered eternal rest on Friday, November 16, 2018 at University Hospital in the arms of his loving family. Known as Alan to his loved ones, he was a member of Anacoco First Baptist Church and a Northwestern State University Alumni Member. He was born in Alexandria, LA on January 29, 1993. Alan attended Anacoco Junior High School and was a member of the track team where he attained a gold medal in long-jump. Alan went on to graduate from Leesville High School in Leesville, as part of the Class of 2011. He attended Louisiana State University for three years and later transferred to Northwestern State University to attain his bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Business Management. After he graduated, he used his degree in order to pursue his career in managing diversified businesses under Glenn Williams and Associates Incorporated. Alan enjoyed life, he loved to flip, ride jet skis, skate with his brother, and exercise.

Wed
21
Nov

Lynn Ralph Loftus

Lynn Ralph Loftus, 53, of Olla, passed from this life on Tuesday, November 13, 2018, at his residence in Olla following a sudden illness.

He was born on July 12, 1965 at New Brunswick, New Jersey to the union of his parents, Andrew Vousden Loftus, III and Zelda Ray Chamberlin Loftus.

Lynn was a master painter and nothing in life came close to the love that he had for his Lord Jesus Christ.

He was preceded in death by his father.

Left to cherish his memory is his wife of nineteen years, Marilyn Miles Loftus of Olla; his mother, Zelda C. Loftus of Keatchie, LA; his brother, John Spano and wife Kari of Post Falls, ID; three sisters, Sandra Loftus Hickok and husband Michael of Snyder, TX, Veronick Shuman and husband Scott of Manhatten MT, and Pamela Politte and husband Brian of Poplar Bluff, MO; his special friends and brothers in the Lord, Alan Koloc of Shreveport and Eric Keesler of Grayson; and a host of nieces and nephews and cousins.

Wed
21
Nov

Pamela Jan Kelley

Pamela “Pam” Kelley, 56, of Jena, passed from this life on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at Christus St. Frances Cabrini Hospital in Alexandria.

She was born August 15, 1962 in Many.

Pam was an amazing mother and, even more, an amazing grandmother. Her world revolved around her family. Her passion was nursing in which allowed her to touch an endless amount of lives. Sugar coating was not her way of doing things; “it is what it is” was what she lived by. She was in the nursing field since 1996, her most recent place of employment was at St. Frances Cabrini Hospital in Alexandria.

Services were held at 10 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 17, in the chapel of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena with Brother J. D. Frazier officiating.

Interment followed in the Nebo Cemetery un- 29, 1993.

Wed
21
Nov

Donald R. Redfearn

Donald R. Redfearn, 66, of Ball and formerly of Georgetown, passed from this life on Thursday, November 8, 2018 at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas.

He was born July 16, 1952 and grew up in Georgetown.

No matter what name you knew him by – Donald, JD, Bernie, Daddy, or Papaw – you always knew he had a joke to give or a sarcastic comment to make. If you wasn’t laughing with him, you were certainly laughing at him.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Alice Rose Maxwell and step-father, Wilmer Armstrong; his father, Herbert Lloyd Redfearn; two sisters, Ann Parker and Sydney Cruse; and two brothers, Lloyd “Boy” Redfearn and Clark Redfearn.

Wed
21
Nov

Dustin Allen Bailey

Dustin Allen Bailey, 35, of Tullos, passed from this life on Sunday, November 11, 2018, at Our Lady of the Lakes Medical Center in Baton Rouge.

He was born August 26, 1983 to the union of Gary Bailey and Doreatha Woodruff Woodard. Dustin loved bream fishing and he was a huge sports fan. He also loved to storm watch. Memorial services will be held at a later time. He was preceded in death by his brother, Trent Lisenby.

He is survived by his father, Gary Bailey and wife Brenda; mother, Doreatha Woodard and husband Leroy; brothers, Matthew Bailey, Corey Bailey, Patrick Bailey, and Dusty Miller; nephews, Korbyn Bailey and Landin Bailey; niece, Peyton Willett; and grandmother, Linda Weaver.

Wed
14
Nov

Ellis Daniel Walker Campbell

Ellis Daniel Walker Campbell, Sr., 77, of Trout, departed this life on Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at Hardtner Medical Center in Urania. He was born August 24, 1941 in Trout to the late Link Campbell and Dorothy Walker. Ellis was a hard worker and was employed by Trout Lumber Mill, Denton Lumber Company, Tullos Lumber Company, Louisiana-Pacific, Justiss Oil Co., Belden Wire and Cable, and Mr. and Mrs. James Justiss, Jr. He was a devoted husband, father, and friend to many. Services were held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 3, at Trout Creek Baptist Church with Pastor Rev. Jamerson Jackson, officiating. Interment followed in the Webster Cemetery of Good Pine under direction of Gayden Funeral Home of Jena. He leaves to cherish his memories, his devoted wife, Celestine Campbell; three sons, Perry Beard (Angela), Ellis Campbell, Jr. (Colita), and Nicholas Campbell, Sr.

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