Obituaries

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Wayden Levi Savell

Wayden Levi Savell, 13, of Jena, died on Wednesday, February 20, 2019, from injuries sustained in a traffic accident near Jena.

He was born April 28, 2005 in Alexandria.

Wayden played football for the Jena Giants 8th grade league, number 72, and three years of baseball at a younger age. He loved four-wheeler riding, fixing that head of hair, and fishing and hunting. He loved cooking over the open fire on a homemade grill, and he could cook really well. He also loved spending every moment he could with Papa Clyde.

Services were held at 10 a.m., Friday, Feb. 22, at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church near Jena with the Revs. Ricky Gresham and Heath Harris officiating.

Interment followed in the Moses-Collins Cemetery of Jena under direction of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena.

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Jerry Dane Wilbanks

Jerry Dane Wilbanks, 54, of Katy, Texas, passed from this life on Friday February 15, 2019 in Katy Memorial Hospital of Katy, Texas.

He was born August 4, 1964.

Jerry was a construction contractor during his working career. He was a bright spirited soul full of laughter and energy. He was loved by everyone who came in contact with him, even for a few moments. He was a devoted husband and family man.

Services were held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 20, in the chapel of Kinner and Stevens Funeral Home of Jena with Rev. Tommy Sanson 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 father, Jerry Earl Wilbanks; grandparents, Chester and Bernice Floyd, and Dorothy and Finis Wilbanks.

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Helen Anglin Webb

Helen Anglin Webb moved on from this earth on Saturday, February 16, 2019, one day before her 66th birthday.

Helen was an avid gardener and loved spending her days tending to her many flower gardens. She loved nature and taking walks outdoors. She played piano beautifully by ear and loved to sing. She loved her family dearly and will be missed greatly by those she left behind.

Services were held at 1 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 21, at Searcy Baptist Church in the Searcy Community with the Revs. Steve Jones and Steve Jensen officiating.

Interment followed in the Belah Cemetery in the Belah Community under direction of Kinner and Stevens Funeral Home of Jena.

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Sonny Meyers

E.C. (Sonny) Meyers, 85, of Harrisonburg, went to be with his Lord on Monday, February 18, 2019.

He was born August 22, 1933 in Harrisonburg to the union of Cullom and Vivian Slaughter Meyers.

Sonny graduated from Harrisonburg High School, attended Louisiana Tech and ULM before doing a stint in Korea for the U.S. Army. He worked for the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries for 28 years, farmed and raised cattle. He was a member and past president of the Catahoula Cattlemen’s Association, and a member of the Harrisonburg Rotary Club.

Sonny loved Meyers Bend, cow sales, and working with cattle. He died at home doing what he loved.

Sonny attended Harrisonburg Methodist Church.

Services were held at 2 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 21, at Meyers Bend Pentecostal Church with Rev. Todd Whittington and Padget Boyd officiating.

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Jackie Dunn

In Loving Memory of Jackie Dunn On Your Birthday

What once was such a happy day brings many painful sorrows. A day when silent tears are shed for all your lost tomorrows No special birthday cards or gifts. Just a message fond and true, to say that not a day goes by without precious thoughts of you.

Happy Birthday in Heaven

with all of my love

February 27th

Always loved, Forever

missed

Ruby

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Donna Poole

The family of Donna Poole would like to express our deep gratitude for all the prayers, thoughts, kind words spoken, calls, texts, messages, hugs and tears shed for us and with all of us. We appreciate all the flowers and cards given and food prepared on our behalf.

We would like to say a special thanks to Bro. Mickey Hudnall for his special message and Bro. Jesse Henderson and the entire Summerville Baptist Church for everything they have done for our family and for Mom during her illness and home going services. Thanks to Kinner and Stevens Funeral Home, the service was beautiful and you were all so very kind and compassionate. Thank you Tommy Sanson for playing the piano for us as well.

Also, a special thanks to Compassionate Care Hospice, specifically, Latisha, Todd, and Denise, you all took exceptional care of our Mother and we are forever indebted to you for that.

Kim Morace and Family Kristie Taylor and Family

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J. W. Nix

John Wade “J.W.” Nix, 94, of Jena, passed from this life on Monday, February 25, 2019, in LaSalle General Hospital of Jena.

J.W. was born December 9, 1924 in the Midway community, where he was raised, and graduated from Jena High School in 1942.

After serving in the U.S. Army during World War II, J.W. taught school for 20 years and operated Nix Electric and Plumbing until he retired.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday Feb. 27 at Kinner and Stevens Funeral Home of Jena from 5 to 9 p.m. Visitation will resume on Thursday, Feb. 28 from 9 a.m. until time of the service.

Services will be held in the chapel of Kinner and Stevens Funeral Home at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 28, with interment to follow in Jena Cemetery with full military honors, under the direction of Kinner & Stevens Funeral Home.

A full obituary with survivors, etc., will be published next week.

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Virgie Mary Lucas

Virgie Mary Lucas, 81, of Jena, passed from this life on Tuesday, February 19, 2019.

She was born March 26, 1937 in Evangeline.

Services were held at 1 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 23, in the chapel of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena with Rev. Kent Hatfield officiating.

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

She was preceded in death by her husband, B.J. Lucas; father, Noah Cloud; mother, Lovenia Aguillard; brothers, Joe Cloud, and Alvin Cloud; sisters, Jaunita Richard, Lessie Bouley, Eulla Mae Bouley, and Carrie Vincent.

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Gregg Lowell Jones

Gregg Lowell Jones, 63, of Olla, passed from this life on Sunday, February 24, 2019.

He was born July 21, 1955 in Port Arthur, Texas.

Gregg worked at T&L Dirt Work as a Shop Foreman, was a member of Christ Temple Pentecostal Church in Jena where he was Head Usher, and he loved to hunt and fish.

Services will be at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 27, in the chapel of Christ Temple Pentecostal Church in Jena with the Revs. Zack Wells, Cade Posey and Jeff Sandifer officiating.

Interment will follow in the Summerville Baptist Church Cemetery at Summerville under direction of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena.

He was preceded in death by his father, Gove Clarence Jones; and mother, Edna Earl Westbrooks.

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Elona Jones

Elona Jones, 67, of Aimoch, passed from this life on Sunday, February 24, 2019, at the Jena Nursing and Rehab Center in Jena.

Graveside services were held at 2 p.m., Monday, Feb. 25, at Aimoch Baptist Church Cememtery with Rev. Bobby Magee officiating.

Interment followed under direction of Magnolia Funeral Home of Alexandria.

Those left to cherish her memory include her parents, Ronald and Joann Andrews; two brothers, Jerry Bass and wife Janice and Mark Andrews and wife Lynn; sister, Lori D’Arensbourg and husband Doug; nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.  

Pallbearers were Mark Andrews, Rodney Andrews, Chris Anderson, Stephen Crooks, Doug D’Arensbourg and Calvin Deason.

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