Obituaries

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04
Nov

Steven L. Triplett

Steven Lloyd Triplett 67, of Jena, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, October 31, 2020 at his home.

He was born August 27,1953 to the union of Lloyd and Jeanee Triplett at Fort Leonard Wood, MO.

He served his country in the United States Air Force as a medic at McDill Air Force Base, Tampa, FL. He was very proud of his military service and the fact he followed in the footsteps of his military father.

Upon discharge, he attended Hillsborough Community College where he received his Nursing Degree. He worked for the next 35 years at St Joseph Medical Center in various capacities. He was a Life Flight nurse for 15 years. His remaining career was as an emergency room nurse and a stroke and heart nurse prior to his retirement in 2015.

On May 8, 2010, Steve married Debby Hadley Mattison in Williamsville, MO.

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04
Nov

Brad Street

Brad Paul Street, 29, of Juneau, Alaska, passed from this life on September 26, 2020, at St. Joseph Hospital in Bellingham, Washington.

He was born September 3, 1991 in Alexandria to his parents, Judith Ann Guillot and Keith Paul Street.

He was a free-spirit, a son, a father, a brother, and a friend. Brad was loved everywhere he went and had a passion for music. He had a gypsy heart and never stayed in one place long but touched the hearts of everyone he came in contact with.

Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m., Sunday, November 8, 2020 from the Olla chapel of Riser and Son Funeral Home.

The family invites you to join them as they celebrate Brad’s life. Following the memorial, family and friends will gather at Urania Cemetery, Urania, for the inurnment and a balloon release to take place at 4:20 p.m.

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04
Nov

Barbara Jean Stone

Barbara Jean Stone

Barbara Jean Stone, 86, of Jonesville and native of Jena, passed from this life on Friday, October 30, 2020.

Jean graduated valedictorian of the Class of 1952 at Jena High School. She went on to Mississippi College in Clinton, MS, to earn her Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education. She worked as a teacher at Jonesville Junior High School until retiring in 1996 but continued to teach Sunday school long after her retirement.

Jean is best remembered for being a warm and welcoming host, with all her children and grandchildren gathering every summer and winter at her home on the Ouachita River. She loved decorations and Christmas especially; as well as decorating her own tree, she also decorated her church’s tree for many years.

When she wasn’t entertaining her favorite guests, Jean loved reading and gardening. She was also a member of the Jonesville First Baptist Church for more than 25 years and frequently taught Sunday school.

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04
Nov

Larry Lee

Larry Lee

Larry Lavine Lee, 85, of Urania, passed from this life on Monday, October 26, 2020.

He was born September 7, 1935 in Urania to the union of his parents, Henry Lee and Mildred Young Lee.

Larry retired from Louisiana Pacific and also served in the United States Army. Larry loved working in his yard, drawing, collecting baseball cards and memorabilia.

Graveside services were held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 31, in the Urania Cemetery with Rev. Denver McBroom officiating.

Interment followed under direction of Riser Funeral Home of Olla and Columbia.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Irma Lee; and his sister, Nelda Nugent.

Those left to cherish his memory are his brother, Jimmie Lee (Beverly); his sister, Kay Kilburn; and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends.

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04
Nov

Kenneth Paul Kincaid

Kenneth Paul Kincaid

Kenneth Paul Kincaid, 79, passed from this life on Sunday, October 18, 2020.

Services were held Monday, Oct. 26, at Central Louisiana Veterans Cemetery, under direction of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Raymond and Lucille Kincaid; his son, Kenneth Paul Kincaid, Jr.; and grandsons, Kenneth Paul Kincaid, III, and Jonathon Kincaid.

Survivors include his loving wife, Regina Kincaid; daughter, Regina Marcial and husband Carlos; granddaughter, Christina Henslee and husband Russell; granddaughter, Catherine Marcial; granddaughter, Nely Marcial; grandson, Patrick Kincaid; two sisters, Kay Hanley and Luray Kincaid; brother-in-law, John Lynn Flynn and wife Joyce; along with many nieces, nephews and some very good friends.

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04
Nov

Christine G. Francis

Christine G. Francis

Christine Gentry Francis, 92, of the Mt. Sinai Community, was reunited with her only son and husband about mid-morning last Thursday, October 29, 2020, when she was called home by her Lord and Savior.

She was born May 29, 1928 in Homer, to the union of her parents, Dalton Gentry and Louise Sherrill Gentry. She had been a resident of LaSalle Nursing Home for the past year.

Christine was a beloved mother, grandmother, great grandmother and great great grandmother. She was a member of Mt. Sinai Baptist Church, where she was active until her health prevented her from attending services.

In addition to being a homemaker, Christine worked at odd jobs in the Jena area, and enjoyed quilting with the Quilting Grannies.

Services were held at 2 p.m., Sunday, November 1, at Mt. Sinai Baptist Church with her grandsons, Charlie Joe Franklin, Dan Daily and Rodney Smith, and friend Jack Zeagler officiating.

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04
Nov

Dumpy Cockerham

Dumpy Cockerham

Louis “Dumpy” Darwin Cockerham, 85, of Olla, passed from this life on Wednesday, October 28, 2020, at his residence.

He was born August 31, 1935 in Olla to the union of his parents, Baxter Cockerham and Etta Whittington Cockerham.

Dumpy was proud to have served his country in the United States Army, and retired as a sales manager. He loved fishing, dancing, working in his garden, mowing the grass, and hanging out with his running buddy, Rickey Stowe.

Services were held at 10 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 31, in the chapel of Riser Funeral Home in Columbia.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Rose Cockerham; daughter, Edna LaCroix; two brothers, Huey “Frog” Cockerham and Bobby Joe Cockerham; one sister, Francis Westbrook; and the loving “momma” that raised him after his mother’s passing, Katie Cockerham.

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04
Nov

Curtis “Fudd” Butler

Curtis “Fudd” Butler

Curtis Elmer Butler, Jr., better known as “Fudd”, 44, of Jonesville, passed from this life on Monday, September 21, 2020 in Canton, North Carolina, due to a plant fire at Evergreen Packaging Mill, where he was employed.

He was born Wednesday, August 11, 1976. His middle name was the source of his nickname, which started as Elmer Fudd, then was shortened to “Fudd” and it stuck. He’s been called Fudd his entire life, and most people didn’t even know his real name.

Fudd was a lifetime resident of Catahoula Parish. He ran his own business, Butler’s Tree Service, most of his life, until he started working for Rim Corp, but he still ran his tree service when he was home.

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28
Oct

Angie Whatley

Angie Whatley

Angela Lynette “Angie” Whatley, 47, of Jena, passed from this life on Friday, October 16, 2020, at Rapides Regional Medical Center in Alexandria following a sudden illness.

She was born February 20, 1973 in Alexandria to the union of her parents, James Melvin and Marilyn Walker Whatley.

Angie was full of life and enjoyed her work. She served as a para-professional in the LaSalle Parish School System. She very much loved her family and friends and certainly had a great love for her Lord. She will be greatly missed by those who had opportunity to meet her in this lifetime.

Services were held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 24, in the chapel of Kinner and Stevens Funeral Home of Jena with Rev. Rodney Begnaud officiating.

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

She was preceded in death by her parents; grandparents, Monroe and Bernice Whatley, and Leland and Mavis Walker.

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28
Oct

J.R. Shelton, Jr.

J.R. Shelton, Jr.

J.R. Shelton, Jr., 75, of Olla, entered eternal rest on Tuesday, October 20, 2020, at his residence.

He was born September 12, 1945 to the union of his parents, J.R. Shelton, Sr. and Addie Shelton.

J.R. was a longtime resident of Olla and attended Olla Pentecostal Church. He was a retired diesel mechanic and enjoyed the great outdoors. He loved hunting, fishing, camping and his dogs. His greatest blessing was spending time with his grandchildren. He will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.

Services were held at 2 p.m., Friday, Oct. 23, at Olla Pentecostal Church in Olla with the Revs. Ronnie Temple and Brian Dunn officiating.

Interment followed in Chickasaw Cemetery, south of Olla, under direction of Rush Funeral Home of Pineville.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Robert Shelton, Leroy Shelton and Ronnie Shelton; and one granddaughter, Madi Shelton.

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