Obituaries

Obituaries

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Alice Pyles Strong, 99, of Delhi, went home to meet her Lord and Savior on Sunday, July 8, 2018,

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

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Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Violet Entrekin Smith, 87, of Jena, passed from this life on Friday, June 29, 2018, at the home o

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Gary Dell Tucker, 74, passed from this life on Saturday, June 30, 2018 at the Rapides Regional Me

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Margie Magilean Brewton, 91, of Jena, passed from this life on Monday, June 25, 2018, at the LaSa

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Dec

Yvonne “Jo” Sanders

Yvonne “Jo” Wilson Sanders, 89, passed from this life on Tuesday, December 19, 2017, in Alexandria. She was born April 27, 1928 in Winn Parish. Jo was a member of Kingsville Baptist Church. During her working life she was a secretary for higher education. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who was deeply devoted to her family. Services were held at 11 a.m., Friday, Dec. 22, in the chapel of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home in Pineville with Rev. Bart Walker officiating. Interment followed in the Magnolia Cemetery near Tullos, under direction of Hixson Brothers, Inc. of Pineville. She was preceded in death by her husband, David B. Sanders, Jr. Those left to cherish her memory are her son, Michael R. Sanders; daughter, Sandra Sanders Vermillion; grandchildren, Rebecca Mitchell, Allison Thompson, Andrea Vermillion-Guy, Westley Vermillion, Amanda LaCaze, Jovonna Vermillion and Laura Knowlton; 10 great grandchildren and a host of other family members and friends.

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Dec

Rev. Arvie Jolly

Rev. Arvie Jolly, 83, of Deville, passed from this life on Tuesday, December 19, 2017, at his residence. He was born May 18, 1934 to his parents, Mannuel Washington and Salomie Claire Sanson Jolly. Rev. Jolly served for 62 years in pastoral ministry, all primarily with the Free Methodist Church. He served as Superintendent of the Louisiana Conference Free Methodist Church for 10 years. He was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying fishing, trapping and enjoyed duck and deer hunting. He enjoyed traveling in the Great Smoky Mountains with his wife, Barbara. He loved his family and enjoyed spending time with them and will be greatly missed. Rev. Jolly was no stranger in LaSalle Parish, as he made many friends while working with his son, Aaron Jolly, in his plumbing business. Services were held at 10 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 21, at the Martha’s Chapel Free Methodist Church of Deville with Dr. Sam Tinsley officiating.

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Dec

Viva M. Amyx

Viva M. Amyx, 101 of Jena, passed away on Tuesday, December 19, 2017, in Jena. She was born Tuesday, February 14, 1916 in Mount Ida, Arkansas, to the union of Charlie and Sara Moon Murphy. Mrs. Amyx was a member of the Methodist Church and for many years she and her late husband was co-owners of the Amyx Gravel Company of Jena. Services were held at 10 a.m., Friday, Dec. 22, in the chapel of Kinner and Stevens Funeral Home of Jena with Rev. Byron Gray officiating. Interment followed in the Woodland Cemetery, east of Jena, under direction of Kinner and Stevens, Inc. of Jena. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dewey Lee Amyx; her parents, seven sisters, and one brother. She is survived by her son, Sidney Amyx and wife Rita of Jena; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; a brother, Harold Murphy; and numerous nieces and nephews. Pallbearers were Sid Amyx, Dewey Amyx, Cameron Normand, Wayne McGuffee, Steve Norris, and Ronald “Bo” Hudnall.

 

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Dec

Jack Morgan Willis

Jack Morgan Willis, 81, of Jena, passed from this life at 2 p.m., Saturday, December 9, 2017 at the LaSalle Nursing Home of Jena.

Jack was born on March 26, 1936 in Good Pine, to the union of Albert E. and Alice Graham Willis.

While attending Southwestern Louisiana University in the early 1950s, Jack put his college education on hold to work as an inspector and surveyor for the pipeline industry and later the Louisiana DOTD for over twenty years.

A long-time storyteller, Jack candidly described himself as a lover of history and music, a scholar and reformed alcoholic, saved by God’s amazing grace.

At the age of 53, Jack and his wife of over 22 years, Elizabeth Anne Carraway Willis, attended college classes together at LSU Alexandria. At this stage of his life, he acquired a B.S. degree in Addictive Disease Counseling and for the next fifteen years assisted others in reclaiming their lives.

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Dec

James W. Stapleton

James “Cactus Jack” W. Stapleton, 68, of Grayson, passed from this life on Sunday, December 10, 2017, at the Citizens Medical Center in Columbia Heights.

He was born April 25, 1949 in Cory to the union of his parents, Harvey and Kattie Stapleton.

“Cactus Jack” was a cowboy who loved to rope and break horses.

Services were held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 13, from the chapel of Riser Funeral Home in Columbia with Rev. Eddie Riley officiating.

Interment followed in the Welcome Home Cemetery, east of Grayson, under direction of Riser Funeral Home of Columbia.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ponzella Stapleton; and brothers, Murle Stapleton and Roy Stapleton.

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Dec

Lizzie M Sikes

Lizzie M. Sikes, 75, of Jonesville, passed away in her residence on Monday, December 11, 2017.

She was born Tuesday, September 29, 1942 in Jonesville, to the union of Woodie Walker and Barbara Allen Wiggins.

Services were held at 2 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 14, at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in the Sandy Lake Community in Catahoula Parish with the Revs. Craig James and Joel Ford officiating.

Interment followed in the Heard Cemetery of Manifest under direction of Kinner and Stevens Funeral Home of Jena.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Dewey Sikes, Sr.; her parents; and sister, Dafney Murry.

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Dec

Jesse F. Sheppard

Jesse Frank Sheppard, 74, of Enterprise, passed from this life to his heavenly home on Friday, December 8, 2017.

He was born Dec. 27, 1942 to the union of his parents, York E. and Lurline Sledge Sheppard.

Frank lived his whole life in Enterprise. He retired from Freeport-McMoran with 26 years of service. He loved sports of all kinds. His kids and grandkids were his life. Whatever they were doing, he was there. He loved his church and was a faithful member of New Ouachita Baptist Church where he was ordained as deacon in November of 2003. He sang in the choir until his health no longer allowed.

Services were held at 2 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 14, at New Ouachita Baptist Church in Enterprise with officiants Rev. James King and Rev. Lindle Steward, and speaker, John Sheppard.

Interment followed in the Old Catahoula Church Cemetery at Enterprise under direction of Riser Funeral Home of Columbia.

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Dec

“Tip” Netherland

Clifton “Tip” Netherland, 77, of Jonesville, passed from this life on Friday, December 15, 2017, at the LaSalle General Hospital of Jena.

He was a member of Good Road Pentecostal Church in Catahoula Parish. He was a retired oilfield worker and welder.

Services were held at 11 a.m., Monday, Dec. 18, at Good Road Pentecostal Church of Jonesville with the Revs. Bryan Taylor, Tim Joiner and Chad Franklin officiating.

Interment followed in the Heard Cemetery of Manifest under direction of Magnolia Funeral Home of Alexandria.

He was preceded in death by his son, Ronnie Netherland; parents, Guy and Philisty Netherland; sister, Gracie Stump; and brother, Sylvester Netherland.

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Dec

Carolyn D. Hatcher

Carolyn Dianne Hatcher, 65, of Jena, passed away Tuesday, December 5, 2017, at her residence.

She was born on March 24, 1952 to her parents, Henry and Cora Hatcher.

Carolyn attended Good Pine High School and graduated from Jena High School. She attended Robinson Business School in Monroe. After several years in Dallas, Texas, she returned to Jena and was employed at Century Telephone Company. For a number of years, Carolyn served as a member of the Jena Housing Authority Board of Directors.

Services were held on Saturday, Dec. 9, at New Evergreen Baptist Church, with Pastor Rev. Donald Sibley and Bishop Enuch Davis officiating.

Interment followed in Webster Cemetery of Good Pine under direction of Gayden Funeral Home of Jena.

Carolyn was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Jennie Hatcher; and a brother, Connie Hatcher.

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Dec

Mary J. Goodman

Mary J. Goodman, 75, of Georgetown, passed away on Tuesday, December 12, 2017, at LaSalle General Hospital of Jena.

She loved God and her family.

Services were held at 11 a.m., Friday, Dec. 15, at Beulah Baptist Church near Georgetown with Rev. Lamar Carpenter officiating.

Interment followed in the Beulah Baptist Church Cemetery near Georgetown under direction of Magnolia Funeral Home of Alexandria.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Mickey Goodman; parents, Clarence and Ethel Higginbotham; and brother, John Hicks.

Those left to cherish her memory include her son, Michael Goodman of Georgetown; daughter, Michelle Hester and husband Bruce of Tullos; four grandsons, Dylan Hester, Conner Hester, Jacob Hester and Shane Goodman; one granddaughter, Carrie-Beth Hester; and one brother, James “Jim” Hicks and wife Eunice of Illinois.

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