Obituaries

Tue
18
Oct

Donny G. Sheppard, Sr.

Donny Gene Sheppard, Sr., 83, of Jena, passed from this life on Sunday, October 16, 2016, at his residence in Jena. Arrangements were incomplete at press time on Monday, but will be handled by Kinner and Stevens Funeral Home of Jena.
Tue
18
Oct

Doris Glynn Gray

Tue
18
Oct

Maxine A. Dearmon

Tue
18
Oct

Steven H. Callender, Sr.

Tue
18
Oct

Kenneth Boothe

Tue
18
Oct

Stephen G. Auman

Mon
10
Oct

Wanda Lynn Fish Stott

Wanda L. Fish Stott, 83, of Olla, passed from this life on Friday, August 12, 2016, at the Hardtner Medical Center in Urania following an extended illness. She was born February 2, 1933 to the union of her parents, James Lansdon Fish and Allena Pearl Dozier Fish. Services were held at 2 p.m., Monday, Aug. 15, from the sanctuary of Pine Hill Baptist Church of Olla with the Revs. Ed Smith and Corey Fowler officiating. Interment followed in the Olla Cemetery under direction of Riser Funeral Home of Olla. She was preceded in death by her parents and by her son, Rodney Taylor, and by her grandson, Brandon Taylor. Survivors include her son, John Stott (Kim); her daughters, Tena Taylor Smith (Curtis), Vanessa Taylor Meziel (Jack), and Debra Owings and (Dave); step-daughters, Louise Exline (Connie Mac) and Clarice “Toni” Stott; step-son, Michael Stott; her brother, Jim Fish (Frances); and a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren.

Mon
10
Oct

Reagen M. Rainey

Reagen M. Rainey, 19, of Jonesville, passed from this life on Tuesday, October 4, 2016, from injuries sustained in an accident on LA 124 north of Harrisonburg. Reagan graduated with the Class of 2016 from Harrisonburg High School last May. She was attending Delta Community College majoring in early childhood development. Services were held at 2 p.m., Friday, Oct. 7, at Sandy Lake Pentecostal Church in the Sandy Lake Community in Catahoula Parish, with the Revs. Mark Johnson, and Joel Ford officiating. Interment followed in the Heard Cemetery near Manifest under direction of Magnolia Funeral Home of Alexandria. Survivors include her mother, Melinda Deann Rainey; father, William Sharp; mawmaw, Rajean Rainey; pawpaw, Barry Rainey; nonni, Rosa Rainey; paternal grandparents, David and Betty Sharp; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and many friends who loved her very much.

Mon
10
Oct

Ella Inez Fortson

Ella Inez Fortson, 95, of Jena, passed away on Saturday, October 8, 2016, at the LaSalle Nursing Home of Jena. She was born January 10, 1921 to the union of her parents, Lloyd W. Jones and Hattie Durham Jones. Mrs. Fortson was an active member of the First Baptist Church of Jena and a member of the Green Thumb Garden Club. She and her late husband, Allen Fortson, Jr., were owners and operators of Fortson Hardware in Jena for many years. She loved her friends and family. Services were held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 11, in the chapel of Kinner and Stevens Funeral Home of Jena with the Revs. Dominick DiCarlo and Terry Townsend officiating. Interment followed in the Nolley Memorial Church Cemetery in Jena under direction of Kinner and Stevens, Inc. of Jena. She was preceded in death by her husband, Allen J. Fortson, Jr.; son, Allen J. Fortson, III; daughter-in-law, Catherine Crawford Fortson; sister, Irene Jones Moore; brother, Joel P. “Sonny” Jones and her parents.

Mon
10
Oct

Nina Bradford

Nina Elizabeth Richardson Bradford, 91, of Liberty Hill Road, Hartwell, Georgia, passed away Thursday, October 6, 2016 at her home. She was born on September 27, 1925 in Hartwell, GA, the daughter of the late J. C. Richardson and Janie Lee Cordell Richardson. Mrs. Bradford was the widow of Isaac Leslie Bradford and preceded in death by one brother that was not named at birth. Mrs. Bradford graduated from Hartwell High School and Rabun Gap Nacoochee College. After college, she worked in Atlanta building airplanes during WW II, then returned home to Hartwell, where she was a homemaker, giving up her career as a teacher to raise her children. Mrs. Bradford grew up in the Sardis Baptist Church and later became a charter member of the Cornerstone Baptist Church. She was an active member as long as her health permitted. She served in the nursery department for over 40 years. Services were held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct.8 in the chapel of Strickland Funeral Home of Hartwell with the Revs.

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