Obituaries

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Lynn Rouse Oxley

Lynn Rouse Oxley

Lynn Rouse Oxley, 68, of Harrisonburg, passed from this life on Monday, January 20, 2020, at her home surrounded by her family.

Services were held at 10 a.m., Friday, Jan. 24, at First Baptist Church of Harrisonburg with the Brother Josh Adams and Rev. Jack Knapp officiating.

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

She was preceded in death by her mother, Bobbie Rouse.

Those left to cherish her memory include children, Jason and Robin Aplin and Staci and Lee Cater; grandchildren, Connor Aplin, Caden Aplin and Abby Cater; father, Raymond Rouse; stepmother, Jackie Rouse; brother, Buddy Rouse and wife Liz; sisters, Beth Ashworth, Mona Rouse and Jennifer Cowart; and lifelong friends, Deborah Womack and Johnnie Carol Estes.

Pallbearers were Lee Cater, Connor Aplin, Billy Rouse, Chris Rouse, Josh Neal and Trey Rouse.

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29
Jan

Jerry Lane Lee

Jerry Lane Lee

Jerry Lane Lee, 76, of Olla, passed from this life on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at his home in Olla surrounded by his loving family.

He was born April 7, 1943 in California to the union of his parents, Charles Sidney Lee and Jeanie Baum Lee.

Jerry Lane had served his communtity as a former Mayor of Georgetown, and served his country in the United States Army. He was a Certified Public Accountant, Entrepreneur having owned a building supply and lumber company. He was also a Union Steward in local 492 dealing with official business on behalf of its members.

He attended the Pleasant Grove Church of God at Grayson as his health would permit.

Services were held at 1 p.m., Friday, Jan. 24, from the chapel of Riser Funeral Home in Columbia with Rev. Edward Dickerson officiating.

Interment with full military honors followed in the Urania Cemetery in Urania under direction of Riser Funeral Home of Columbia/Olla.

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29
Jan

Robert “Bob” Guin

Robert L. “Bob” Guin, 82, of Jena, passed from this life Sunday night, January 26, 2020.

A native of Caldwell Parish, Bob had called Jena home for many years. He retired from Central Louisiana Telephone Company (now CenturyLink).

He was born December 2, 1937.

Arrangements were not complete at press time on Monday but will be announced by Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena.

A complete obituary will be published next week.

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29
Jan

J.D. Frazier

J.D. Frazier

James Dayton “J.D.” Frazier, 86, of Jena, passed from this life on Thursday, January 23, 2020.

He was born January 3, 1934 in Alexandria to the union of his parents, James Harper Frazier and Eula Inez Webb Frazier.

J.D. served in the Louisiana National Guard during peacetime and graduated from Mississippi State, Louisiana College, and La Business School. He was a Deacon at Summerville Baptist Church and worked for the La- Salle Parish School Board for 20 years. He was also a Manager at Bo Gray Casing and he was an Auctioneer at LaSalle Sales.

Last May, J.D. was honored by Nebo Elementary School for his 20 years of service – first seven as a teacher and the final 13 years as principal – during a reception in the community. As principal at Nebo, he was instrumental in arranging for the 8th grade class to go to Six Flags in Texas at the end of each school year.

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29
Jan

Ellis Edwin Erwin, Sr.

Ellis Edwin Erwin, Sr.

Ellis Edwin Erwin, Sr., 79, of Jonesville, passed from this life on Friday, January 24, 2020.

He was born July 27, 1940 in Wisner to the union of his parents, Reubin Erwin and Clara Roberts Erwin.

Services were held at 2 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 26, in the chapel of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena with the Revs. Dennis Baker and Steven Ford officiating.

Interment followed in the Woodland Cemetery, east of Jena, under direction of Hixson Brothers, Inc. of Jena.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Hubert A. Erwin; and sister, Francis Hutchins.

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Bobby Hughes Cross

Bobby Hughes Cross

Bobby Hughes Cross, 69, of Trout, passed from this life on Monday, January 20, 2020.

He was born March 14, 1950 in O’Reilly, Mississippi, to the union of his parents, Thomas Cross, Sr. and Estelle Reynolds Cross.

Services were held at 2 p.m., Friday, Jan. 24, at Magnolia Baptist Church in the Magnolia Community with Rev. Tommy Prince officiating.

Interment followed in the Magnolia Cemetery under direction of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Junior Cross, Jerry Cross, and Billy Cross.

Wed
22
Jan

Brian Richard Wise

Brian Richard Wise

Brian Richard Wise, 45, of Olla, entered his heavenly home on Saturday, January 18, 2020.

He was born December 3, 1974 in West Monroe.

A member of Standard Baptist Church, Brian enjoyed being outdoors, hunting and fishing, and especially loved spending time with his family.

Services were held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Jan. 21, at Standard Baptist Church north of Olla with the Revs. Shad Tibbs and Marvin Tabora officiating.

Interment followed in the Sharon Cemetery in Sikes under direction of Riser Funeral Home of Olla/Columbia.

He was preceded in death by his infant sister, Felicia Marie Wise; his grandmother, Vada Marie Schriner; his mother-in-law, Brenda Taylor; and his niece, Ashley Taylor.

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22
Jan

Terry L. Spence, Sr.

Terry L. Spence, Sr.

Terry L. Spence, Sr., 65, of Catahoula Parish, and a native of Jena, passed from this life on Thursday, January 16, 2020 at Christus St. Frances Cabrini Medical Center in Alexandria.

He was born May 7, 1954.

Terry loved to fish, boil crawfish and spend time with family and friends picking about killing the biggest deer. He was a 1973 graduate of Jena High School in Jena.

Services were held at 1 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 19, at New Life Pentecostal Church of Manifest with the Revs. David Poole, Michael Couch, Ronnie House, and Joel Ford officiating.

Interment followed in the Mt. Zion Cemetery of Aimwell under direction of Magnolia Funeral Home of Alexandria.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents and parents.

Wed
22
Jan

Everett Lee Lollar

Everett Lee Lollar, infant son of Garrett Kevin Lollar and Jessica Yvonne Walters Lollar of Olla, lost his struggle for life on Wednesday, January 15, 2020, at St. Frances Cabrini Hospital in Alexandria.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Waylon Drake Lollar.

He leaves behind his loving parents; his brother, Brentley Wyatt Lollar; his grandparents, Michael and Dorraine Walters of Olla, Kevin and Sandra Lollar of Jena, and Martha Roberie of LeCompte; his aunt, Michelle Goodman of Olla; and two cousins, Lukas Goodman and Kolton Goodman.

The family held a private graveside service at the Urania Cemetery in Urania, where Everett Lee was laid to rest with his brother, Waylon Drake.

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22
Jan

Larry Chevallier

Larry Chevallier

Larry Lavelle Chevallier, 74, of Jena, passed from this life on Thursday, January 16, 2020, surrounded by his loving family.

He was born October 8, 1945 in Jena to the union of his parents, Lonnie Chevallier and Minnie Emrick Chevallier.

Larry collected tractors and refurbished them as a hobby.

Services were held at 2 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 19, in the chapel of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena with the Revs. Ricky Gresham, Johnnie Phillips and Jeremy Brister officiating.

Interment followed in the Woodland Cemetery, east of Jena, under direction of Hixson Brothers, Inc. of Jena.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Willard Chevallier and Raymond Chevallier; and sister, Corrine Smith.

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