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James W. Sumrall, Sr.

James Wilburn Sumrall, Sr., 86, of Tullos, passed from this life on Monday, October 2, 2017, at Hardtner Medical Center in Urania.

He was born October 1, 1931 in Sicily Island to the union of his parents, Silvanus and Mini Nugent Sumrall.

Mr. Sumrall was retired from the oilfield industry, working as a switcher for Atkins Well Service.

Services were held at 1 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 5, at First Baptist Church in Tullos with the Revs. Tommy Hollis and Scott Smith officiating.

Interment followed in the New Union Cemetery, north of Tullos, under direction of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena.

He was preceded in death by parents; daughter, Sharon Sumrall; brother, Clarmen Sumrall; and sisters, Lilly Mae Deville, Irene Allbritton and Evelyn Ruth Lincecum.

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Micheal Lamar Poole

Micheal Lamar “Mike” Poole, 66, of Old River, passed from this life on Saturday, October 7, 2017, in Ferriday, following an extended illness.

He was born August 15, 1951 in Jena to the union of his parents, Lamar and June Evans Poole.

Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, October 14, in the chapel of Kinner and Stevens Funeral Home in Jena with Rev. Johnnie Phillips officiating.

A reception will follow the service.

He was preceded in death by his father, and uncle, Larry Evans.

Survived include his mother, June Evans Poole; two daughters, Sherri Drewett (Trey), and Stacy Huson (Jimmy); two sons, Dexter Poole (Darla), and Evan Poole (Ashley); sister, Sherri Ortiz (Anthony); one uncle, Dexter Evans (Donna); eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

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Thomas “T.W.” Kirl

Thomas Wayne “T.W.” Kirl, 73, of Summerville, passed from this life on Friday, October 6, 2017, at the Rapides Regional Medical Center in Alexandria.

He was born Monday, May 8, 1944 in Alto Loma, Texas, to the union of his parents, Thomas and Elouise Pender Kirl.

Services were held at 10 a.m., Monday, Oct. 9, in the Trinity Baptist Church, east of Jena, with Rev. Mike Russell and Dr. Rick Feazell officiating.

Interment followed in the Taylor Chapel Cemetery at Summerville under direction of Kinner and Stevens Funeral Home of Jena.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Phyllis Joy Cockerham Kirl; his parents; a brother, Gene Kirl; and a sister, Mary Wilson.

Survivors include four sons, Tommy W. Kirl, Timothy Wayne Kirl and wife Carletta, Toby Wallace Kirl and wife Angel and Terry Kirl and wife Laurie; two daughters, Renee’ Kirl Welch and husband Don, and Donna Lovasz and husband Julius; and a sister, Ann Pritchard and husband Shelby.

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Alvena Electa Condit

Alvena Electa Condit, 94, of Bossier City, and a former resident of Jena, passed from this life on Tuesday, October 3, 2017, in Bossier City.

She was born November 24, 1922 in Jerome, Arizona to the union of her parents, Orville and Helen Peck.

Mrs. Condit was a member of Trinity Heights Baptist Church in Bossier City and a member of the Audubon Society.

Services were held at 2 p.m., Monday, Oct. 9, at Trinity Heights Baptist Church in Shreveport with Rev. Collin Wimberly officiating.

Interment was held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 10, at Nolley Memorial Methodist Church in Jena under direction of Rose-Neath Funeral Home of Bossier City.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph I. Condit; and her parents.

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Jennifer Lee Brazzell

Jennifer Lee Brazzell, 49, of Georgetown, passed from this life on Sunday, October 8, 2017, at her residence.

She was born November 28, 1967 in Jena.

Jennifer graduated from Georgetown High School, was a member of Georgetown Baptist Church and was a rural route carrier for the United States Postal Service for over 8 years.

Services will be at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 11, at Georgetown Baptist Church with the Revs. Carl Griffith and Jack Powell officiating.

Interment will follow in the Georgetown Cemetery under direction of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena.

She was preceded in death by her father, Roy Max Brazzell.

Those left to cherish her memory include her daughters, Arianna Brazzell of Georgetown, and Alicia Diane Bernard and husband Jacque of Georgetown; sister, Nancy Jean Nugent and husband Matt of Georgetown; mother, Lora Rae Issac Brazzell of Georgetown; and special friend, Chris Bates of Georgetown.

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Cyrus Hoadley

Cyrus Earl Hoadley, 98, of Olla, passed from this life on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at the Hardtner Medical Center in Urania.

He was born on May 12, 1919 at Dearborn Heights, Michigan to his parents, Claud Hoadley and Bertha Hoadley.

Mr. Hoadley was a loving husband, father, grandfather and brother. He was of the Catholic Faith and he served in the United States Army. He was a retired employee of International Paper Company. His hobbies included reading and crossword puzzles.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Willis Lee Hoadley and a brother, Randall Hoadley.

Left to cherish a lifetime of memories are his wife of fifty-six years, Joyce K. Hoadley of Olla; his son, Gilbert Hoadley of Houston, TX; his daughter, Mary Stahl and husband Fred of Crawford, CO and his step-daughter, JoAnn McBride of Odessa, TX; nine grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.

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Rachel Ann Hathorn

Rachel Ann Hathorn, 78, of St. Amant, and a native of Jena, passed from this life at her home with all of her children and grandchildren by her side on Sunday, September 24, 2017.

She was born September 14, 1939. She had lived in St. Amant for more than 20 years.

Rachel was a highly respected licensed professional counselor and case manager in the field of mental health and substance abuse for 20 years. She was also a pioneer in the field of case management for Magellan Health Services in the state of LA. She put all of her heart into her work of helping others and seeing them set free from addictions.

Rachel was also an ordained minister. She was Valedictorian and listed in Who’s Who of Smiley High School Students. She received her BA from Tarleton University and her MBA from Liberty University. She was a loyal friend and considered by her friends to be their Steel Magnolia.

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Steve Emmett Green

Steve Emmett Green, 77, of Jena, passed from this life on Thursday, September 28, 2017, at the LaSalle Nursing Home of Jena.

He was born May 11, 1940 in Bernice to the union of his parents, Thomas Emmett and Lillian LaCroix Green.

Steve was a heavy equipment operator in the oilfield. He rode in rodeos and enjoyed the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing.

Services were held at 3 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 30, in the chapel of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena with Rev. Byron Norris officiating.

Interment followed in the Belah Cemetery with a Masonic graveside service, under direction of Hixson Brothers, Inc. of Jena.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Olive Green; parents; son, Charles Butler Green; and brothers, Clyde Green, Whit Green and Larry “Bud” Green.

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Beulah Mae Brooks

Beulah Mae Brooks, 94, of Trout, passed from this life on Saturday, September 30, 2017.

She was born September 25, 1923 in Holloway to the union of her parents, Larkin Dawson and Mary Agnes Chevallier Corley.

Mrs. Brooks was a homemaker.

Services were held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 3, in the chapel of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena with the Revs. Carl Gulde and Dale Windham officiating.

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

She was preceded in death by her husband, Floyd Brooks; parents; son, Sherman Floyd Brooks; brothers, Kirby Corley, Millard Corley, Melvin Corley, Cecil Corley, Ronald Corley and Donald Corley; and sisters, Thelma Coon and Eula Mae Walker.

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Gus Jughead Coleman

Gus “Jughead” Coleman, 71, of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, passed from this life on Wednesday, September 20, 2017, in that city.

He was born December 5, 1945 at Archie to the union of his parents, Ernest and Mary Ann Pritchard Coleman.

Jughead lived life to the fullest, always happy and content with whatever was provided. He loved being with his wife, children, grandchildren, family and friends. He was always a welcoming and inviting person and he never met a stranger.

Gus was a man that touched many hearts with his stories and an avid LSU fan. He lived large, and laughed often, and loved deeply.

Services were held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 23, in the chapel of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena with the Revs. Mike Russell and Mickey Hudnall officiating.

Interment followed in the Pritchard Cemetery of Rhinehart under direction of Hixson Brothers, Inc. of Jena.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, Jimmy Dale Coleman.

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