Obituaries

Obituaries

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Ruby Taylor Streetman, 90, of Jena, passed peacefully from this life on Thursday, October 11, 201

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Roy Arthur Mercer, 76, of Joyce, passed from this life on Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at his home

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

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Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Wilma Breithaupt, 90, of Jena, passed from this life on Tuesday, October 9, 2018, at the LaSalle

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Ella Ruth Dotson, 78, of Jena, passed from this life on Tuesday, October 2, 2018, at the Rapides

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Jack Delton Lee

Jack Delton Lee, 52, of Cameron, Missouri, and formerly of LaSalle Parish, passed from this life on Wednesday, March 7, 2018, at his family’s residence in Tullos following an extended illness. He was born July 15, 1965 in Monroe. Jack Delton first and foremost was a family man. His wife and children and grandchildren were his entire world. He was an old bottle collector, loved music and art, gardening and loved animals. Services were held at 1 p.m., Saturday, March 10, from the sanctuary of Standard Baptist Church near Olla with Rev. Shad Tibbs officiating. Interment followed in the Beech Creek Cemetery in Winn Parish, west of Olla, under direction of Riser Funeral Home of Olla.

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07
Mar

Johnnie I. Evans

Johnnie I. Evans, 85, of Harrisonburg, passed from this life on Saturday, February 24, 2018, at St. Francis Medical Center in Monroe. He was born July 16, 1932 in Harrisonburg to the union of his parents, George William Evans and Lillie Ford Evans. Johnnie served his country in the U.S. Air Force and then continued on as a government contractor until he was 32 years of age. Between working for Bruton’s Butane and Southern LP Gas, he ran an electrical contracting business with his brother Vernon. He also ran a paper route for the Alexandria Town Talk. Johnnie was recently known as a “Matchmaker” or “Cupid”, who connected at least four couples. He spent most of his days driving his red truck around visiting with friends and family. He ate cheeseburgers daily from either the Snack Shack, Jerry’s or Big John’s, because he said, “It was everything that you needed; vegetables, meat and bread.” He always had a special place in his heart for hurting children and their families.

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07
Mar

Renee Beatty Green

Renee Beatty Green, 57, of Urania, passed from this life on Sunday, March 4, 2018 at her residence. “Live to ride, and ride to die” was her motto. Memorial services will be held at 12-noon on Saturday, March 10, at Woodman Hall in Urania. She was preceded in death by her mother, Norma Beatty; father, Sammy Beatty; and brothers, Randy Beatty and Danny Beatty. Those left to cherish her memory include her brother, Kennith Beatty and spouse Sonya; sister, Bettie Peden; daughter, Samantha Sweeten and her life partner, Chrystal Sweeten; a minime, Danielle Lincecum; a summertime daughter, Heather Bagley; two grand boys, Braxton Sweeten and Cayleb Sweeten; granddaughter, Keagyn Sweeten; and tons of nieces, nephews and uncles.

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07
Mar

Tommy Thompson, Sr.

Tommy Gordon Thompson, Sr., of Spring, Texas, and formerly of Jena, passed from this life on Tuesday, January 2, 2018, two days shy of his 77 birthday. He was born January 4, 1941 to the union of his parents, Wilburn Barlow Thompson and Lucille Fern Gates Thompson. Tommy and his brothers, Mike and Pat, attended Jena High School, where Pat and Tommy played football and Mike served as manager. Tommy moved to Houma during high school where he was a star quarterback at Terrebonne High School. After his senior season he signed a football scholarship with the current National Champions LSU Tigers. A medical issue prior to his sophomore year had him miss a season then transfer to McNeese State where he was a two-year starter. After college Tommy came back to Houma where he coached at Oaklawn Jr. High, Terrebonne High and Vandebilt Catholic, where he was Head Coach. Eventually Tommy became one of two Vice Principals that opened the new high school at the time, H.L. Bourgeois.

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Feb

Rev. Perry C. Wells

Rev. Perry Charles Wells, 56, of Jena, passed from this life at his home in Jena on Monday, February 19, 2018. He was born April 10, 1961 in Pell City, Alabama. Services were held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 21, at Christ Temple Pentecostal Church in Jena with the Revs. Zach Wells, Greg Wilbanks, and Roger Lewis officiating. Interment followed in Woodland Cemetery, east of Jena, under direction of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena. Those left to cherish his memory include his wife of 36 years, Sonja Reynolds Wells of Jena; sons, Rev. Zachary Brant and wife, Tiffany of Jena and Rev. Zane Daniel and wife, Sarah of Cullman, AL; daughter, Lindsay Lang Kimbrough and husband, Kamron of Cullman, AL; grandchildren, Caitrin Wells, Adalyn Wells, Davy Wells, Wesley Wells, Miriam Wells and Charleigh Kimbrough; parents, Dan Theo and Nola Mae Brasher Wells of Sterrett, AL; brothers, Melvin Wells and wife, Teri of Tuscaloosa, AL and Jason Wells of Sterrett, AL.

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26
Feb

Carl J. Weatherford

Carl Joseph Weatherford, 65, of Ocean Springs, Mississippi, passed from this life on Tuesday, February 6, 2018, at his home surrounded by his family. He was born in Olla on Saturday, January 10, 1953, to the union of Evaleana McKeithen Weatherford and Joseph William Weatherford. Carl attended LaSalle High School in Olla, and after moving to Mississippi, he attended Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College in Gautier, MS. Carl worked in the gaming industry at casinos in both Louisiana and Mississippi, eventually retiring from Boomtown Casino as a surveillance shift boss. He also owned and operated several automotive businesses along the coast. From a young age, Carl was a car enthusiast and loved restoring cars and building custom motorcycles. In later years, he developed a love for golf and became an avid golfer. He was preceded in death by his father, his grandparents, and one nephew, Jimmy Dewayne Tullos of Olla.

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Feb

Carol Denise Barker

Carol Denise Barker, 58, of Trout, passed from this life on Sunday, February 25, 2018 in Trout. She was born November 24, 1959 in Jena, to the union of her parents, Milton and Sarah Boyd Neal. Services were held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 27, in the chapel of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena. Interment followed in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery near Jena under direction of Hixson Brothers, Inc. of Jena. She was preceded in death by her parents, and a granddaughter, Aubre’ Anna. THE JENA TIMES Olla-Tullos-Urania Signal 6A Wednesday, February 28, 2018 Those left to cherish her memory include her sons, Michael Pritchard of Lufkin, TX, and Josh Pritchard of Moulton, AL; daughters, Delta Pritchard, and Jamie Neal, both of Trout; sisters, Sharon Flaherty of Trinity, AL, Shirley Hebron of Nebo, and Donna Ashley of Aimwell; and grandchildren, Kelsea, Jefferey, Brylee, Kent, Dalton, Trinton, Tanner, Grant and Grayson.

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Feb

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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Feb

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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Feb

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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