Obituaries

Tue
02
Oct

Helen Cassady

Helen Autina Guin Cassady, 74, of Beckville, Texas, passed from this life and into her Heavenly home on Friday, September 28, 2018, in Carthage, Texas.She was born June 5, 1944 in Lena, LA to Mallie M. and Gladys Arnold Guin.Helen married the love of her life and best friend, James Marvin Cassady, on December 19, 1960 in Sharp, LA and together they celebrated 57 years. She was a member of the Sanctuary of Pentecost in Carthage, Texas, since 1976.Helen was a devoted wife, creative soul with a green thumb, dedicated prayer warrior and a Godly woman. Her humble spirit and contagious smile touched so many.Services were held at 10 a.m, Tuesday, Oct. 2, at the Sanctuary of Pentecost in Carthage with Rev. Dennis Landtroop officiating.Interment followed at 4 p.m., Tuesday, Oct.

Tue
25
Sep

A. Cedric Vickers

A. Cedric Vickers, 81, of Baton Rouge, a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother-in-law, and friend, passed away peacefully at the Carpenter House in Baton Rouge, surrounded by his family on Saturday, September 8, 2018. He was born in Sikes, on October 20, 1936 to James Quincy Vickers and Chlotide Herring Vickers. He moved to Baton Rouge at the age of 17 to attend LSU where he earned a degree in Education. A 32-year career with EBR City Parish DPW started in the drafting room and concluded at his retirement at the age of 52 as the Head of Data Processing. A man with many hobbies and talents, Cedric was a perfectionist in everything he did. He was a master in woodworking making everything from furniture to earrings.

Tue
25
Sep

Katelyn “Katie” Marie Purvis Zimmerman

Katelyn “Katie” Marie Purvis Zimmerman, 31, of Jena, passed from this life on Wednesday, September 19, 2018. She was born March 4, 1987 in Greenville, Mississippi, and graduated from Jena High School in 2005. Katie worked in banking and cared for her mother. Katie’s greatest loves in her life were her husband, Wesley, her family, animals and makeup. Katie will always be remembered for her one of a kind sense of humor and her ability to bring joy to those who knew her. Services were held at 3 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 23, in the chapel of Kinner and Stevens Funeral Home of Jena. Interment followed in Woodlawn Cemetery of Jena under direction of Kinner and Stevens, Inc. of Jena. Katie was preceded in death by maternal grandfather, Paul Gaines, Jr.; maternal grandmother, Gloria Gaines; cousin, Joshua Gaines; paternal grandfather, Jesse Purvis; paternal grandmother, Anna Purvis; and uncles, Denver Purvis and Terry Purvis.

Tue
25
Sep

Janie Mae Huffman

Janie Mae Sanson Huffman, 86, of Walters, passed from this life on Thursday, September 20, 2018. She was born November 4, 1931 to the union of her parents, Dave E. and Susan Sanson. She was a lifelong resident of LaSalle Parish. Mrs. Huffman was retired from the food service industry with the LaSalle Parish School System. She was a dedicated mom and grandmother to her family and all that knew her. She was a member of Prosperity Baptist Church of the Walters Community, where she served as the church clerk for over 40 years. Services were held at 10 a.m., Sunday, Sept. 23, in Prosperity Baptist Church of Walters with the Revs. Tommy Sanson, Terry Doughty, Robert Doughty, and Randy Miller officiating. Interment followed in the Bethel Cemetery of Deville under direction of Kinner and Stevens Funeral Home of Jena. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, the late Carter Huffman; and two stepsons, Charles Huffman and Aulcey Huffman; and step son-in-law, Everette Miller.

Tue
25
Sep

Joseph “Joe Joe” Jenkins, Jr.

Joseph “Joe Joe” Jenkins, Jr., 51, of Houston, Texas and a native of Jena, went home to his Heavenly reward on Saturday, September 15, 2018. He was born August 13, 1967 in Pineville to Joseph and Barbara Ann Jenkins. Joseph then spent a short time in Houston, where his parents lived, but severe childhood asthma was a challenge for him. He was sent back to Jena where his grandparents, William and Matilda Jenkins, raised him. Joe Joe was educated in the LaSalle Parish School System, graduating from Jena High School in 1986. He spent most of his childhood years and some of his adult years playing baseball. He accepted Christ and was baptized at a young age. After living most of his life in Jena, five years ago he moved to the Houston area where he joined Greater Saint Paul Missionary Baptist Church, lead by Pastor James E. Nash. Joe Joe was a master storyteller. Services were held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 22, at Trout Creek Baptist Church with the Revs.

Tue
25
Sep

Gwen McDaniel

Gwen McDaniel, 82, of Tullos, passed from this life on Thursday, September 20, 2018, at Tulane Medical Center in New Orleans. She was born July 22, 1936 in Robeline to the union of her parents, James Samuel and Audria Julie Jordan Banes. Mrs. McDaniel was a member of Tullos United Pentecostal Church. Services were held at 2 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 23, at Tullos United Pentecostal Church with the Revs. Donnell Spurgeon, Andrew Finch and Ryan Franklin officiating. Interment followed in the Olla Cemetery in Olla under direction of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena. She was preceded in death by her parents; and husband, Glen McDaniel.

Tue
25
Sep

Marie W. Montpelier

Marie Wealthy Montpelier, 88, of Harrisonburg, passed from this life on Wednesday, September 19, 2018, at the LaSalle Nursing Home of Jena. She was born Monday, February 3, 1930 in Wallace Ridge Community in Catahoula Parish to the union of John Wesley Maples and Evelyn Dickens Maples. Mrs. Montpelier was a member of Wallace Ridge Pentecostal Church and her hobbies included sewing and reading. Services were held at 10 a.m., Friday, Sept. 21, at Wallace Ridge Pentecostal Church with Rev. Jeff Story officiating. Interment followed in the Huffman Cemetery at Manifest under direction of Young’s Funeral Home of Jonesville. She was preceded in death by her husband, Otts Adrean Montpelier; parents; and six siblings, Virgil, Ozzie, Mattie, Robert, Alton, and Joel.

Tue
18
Sep

Robert “T-Bob” Cassels

Robert “T-Bob” Cassels, Jr., 78, of the Rosefield Community, passed from this life on Sunday, September 9, 2018, at the Glenwood Regional Medical Center in West Monroe following an extended illness. He was born on December 16, 1939 at Rosefield to the union of his parents, Robert Fuller Cassels, Sr. and Maggie Hazel Currington Cassels. He was the oldest of three children. T-Bob graduated from Enterprise High School in 1958. He was a devoted father to his three daughters. He loved the Rosefield Community where he resided. T-Bob was a hardworking man. He was a retired school bus driver with the Catahoula Parish School System and he also worked with the Louisiana Pacific Plywood Division in Urania for many years. He owned his own pulpwood operation for several years as well. He enjoyed managing fish ponds in Enterprise for Bill Amsden. Services were held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 12 from the sanctuary of Rosefield Baptist Church with pastor Rev. Patrick Willis officiating.

Tue
18
Sep

Chuckey Marvin Foley

Chuckey Marvin Foley, 57, of Orlando, Florida and a native of Jena, LA, passed away to be with the Lord on August 23, 2018. He was born on August 9, 1961 in Jena to Reginald Marvin Foley and Gneva (Neva) Hailey and passed away due to complications of a long-term illness. Chuckey was a sweet, thoughtful, kind natured father and grandfather. He was an amazing one-of-a-kind soul. He was always quick with a light-hearted response, a hard worker, and loved his family dearly. He will forever be remembered by his lifeguard days as a teenager at the Jena Swimming Pool and a member of the Jena High School Marching Band. His smile and loving ways will forever be missed. Survivors include his daughter, Ashley Foley-Mack and son-in-law, Christopher Mack; grandchildren, Cameron Mack and Cassidy Mack; sisters, Regina Foley-Mears and Danny Voros; and his significant other, Jennifer Lange. His requests were to be cremated with no memorial with just family and friends remembering him.

Tue
18
Sep

Shirley Beth Hatten

Shirley Beth Hatten, 77, of Jena, passed from this life on Friday, September 14, 2018, at the LaSalle General Hospital of Jena. She was born March 26, 1941 in Jena to her parents, Louis Frazier and Eunice Corley Frazier. She was retired as secretary from Louisiana Midland Railroad Company. Services were held at 2 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 16, in the chapel of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena with the Revs. Johnnie Phillips and Bobby McGee officiating. Interment followed in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery near Jena under direction of Hixson Brothers, Inc. of Jena. She was preceded in death by her parents, and brother Jerry Louis Fraizer. Those left to cherish in her memory include her husband, Roy L. Hatten of Jena; son, Roy Daniel Perry and wife Jan of Alexandria; daughter, Darla Boyd and husband George of Trout; five grandsons and ten great grandchildren. Pallbearers were Ricky Hatten, Johnny Eubanks, Gary Hatten, Joey McCann, Hanson Stringer and Dwan Stringer.

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