Obituaries

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O. Alan Thompson, II

Oscar Alan Thompson, II, 25, of Selma, Texas, entered eternal rest on Friday, November 16, 2018 at University Hospital in the arms of his loving family.

Known as Alan to his loved ones, he was a member of Anacoco First Baptist Church and a Northwestern State University Alumni Member.

He was born in Alexandria, LA on January 29, 1993.

Alan attended Anacoco Junior High School and was a member of the track team where he attained a gold medal in long-jump. Alan went on to graduate from Leesville High School in Leesville, as part of the Class of 2011.

He attended Louisiana State University for three years and later transferred to Northwestern State University to attain his bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Business Management. After he graduated, he used his degree in order to pursue his career in managing diversified businesses under Glenn Williams and Associates Incorporated.

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Dorothy “Dot” King

Dorothy Jean “Dot” Sanson King, 74, died at the Carpenter House on Sunday, December 2, 2018, in Baton Rouge, after a battle with pancreatic cancer.  

She was born on February 7, 1944, in Ferriday, to the union of her parents, Everett and Lela Sanson.  

Dot graduated from Ferriday High School and later married James Edward King on February 9, 1964.  

Dot was a homemaker and loved being involved in her church.  She served as church hostess and taught Sunday School and Vacation Bible School. She enjoyed watching sports, both local and the LSU Tigers.  She volunteered as a band booster and chaperoned many church and school trips with her children.

She was a long-time resident of Olla, but moved to Baton Rouge, in 2005 to live near her children and grandchildren.

Memorial services will be held at noon, Saturday, December 8, at the Evangeline Baptist Church of Wildsville. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m.

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Dec

Velma Sue Brooks

Velma Sue Brooks, 98, of Jena, passed from this life on Tuesday, November 27, 2018, at the LaSalle Nursing Home of Jena.

She was born September 17, 1920 in Jena to the union of her parents, John Marvin Allen and Susie Roberts Allen.

Mrs. Sue was a member of East Jena Baptist Church, where she taught adult women’s Sunday School. During her years of employment, she worked at Belden, Taylor’s Department Store, Hayes Lumber Company and the LADD Center in Jena. She was also a seamstress.

Services were held at 10 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 1, at East Jena Baptist Church with the Revs. Johnny Phillips and Bobby McGee officiating.

Interment followed in Woodland Cemetery, east of Jena, under direction of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena.

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05
Dec

Winnick Prudhomme Jr.

Winnick Vernon Prudhomme, Jr., 68, of Sherwood, passed from this life on Thursday, November 29, 2018, at his residence.

He was born December 10, 1949 in Monroe to the union of his parents, Winnick Vernon Prudhomme, Sr. and Margie Lee Tarver Prudhomme.

Services were held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 1, in the chapel of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena with Rev. Brant Randall officiating.

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

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Lavern Riley Prudhomme; and sisters, Jo Williams, and Laynette Salter.

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Leta T. Carson

Leta Thompson Carson, 74, of Denham Springs, passed from this life on Saturday, November 24, 2018 at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center in Baton Rouge.

She was a member of Victory Baptist Church of Walker. She worked with children’s choirs, taught Sunday School, served as church secretary, all at the various churches while being a pastor’s wife.

Mrs. Carson enjoyed her grandchildren and family and will be missed but not forgotten.

Services were held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 27, at Lincecum Baptist Church in Georgetown with the Revs. Lloyd Whitman, Jim Winegart and Lynn Rodrigue, along with Dr. Bill Robertson, officiating.

Interment followed in the Lincecum Baptist Church Cemetery under direction of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Alexandria.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Lester Leo and Altha Elizabeth Nugent Thompson; sister, Faye Morse; niece, Freda Morse; and nephew, D. L. Morse.

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Corrine Morris Boyd

Corrine Morris Boyd, 78, of Jonesville, passed from this life on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at The Columns Community Center in Jonesville.

She was born March 9, 1940 in Catahoula Parish to the union of her parents, Ray Winston Morris and Lessie Sumrall Morris.

Services were held at 10 a.m., Friday, Nov. 30, in the chapel of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena with Rev. David Poole officiating.

Interment followed in the Pine Grove Cemetery at Rhinehart under direction of Hixson Brothers, Inc. of Jena.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Houston Oliver Boyd Jr.; her parents; and brother, Ray Pascal Morris.

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28
Nov

Arlice Wilson Atwell

Arlice Wilson Atwell, 80, of Selma, passed from this life on Friday, November 23, 2018 in Alexandria.

He was born February 12, 1938 at Selma to the union of his parents, Willie and Edith Atwell. Arlice was a bright spirited soul and was loved by everyone who knew him. He was a logger in the log woods for many years. He was a dedicated husband, father and grandfather.

Services were held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 27, at the Georgetown United Pentecostal Church with Pastor Rev. Donnell Spurgeon officiating.

Interment followed in the Lincecum Cemetery of Georgetown under direction of Kinner and Stevens Funeral Home of Jena.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Janice Lee McCrary; his parents; a brother, Thomas Stanley Atwell; a grandson Jacob Gray; and a brother-in-law, Kenneth Hall.

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28
Nov

Leon N. Dearmon

Leon Napoleon Dearmon, 95, of Olla, passed from this life on Thursday, November 22, 2018, at the LaSalle General Hospital of Jena.

He was born March 15, 1923 in Sikes to the union of his parents, William Edgar Dearmon and Anna Eliza Dearmon.

Mr. Dearmon was a World War II veteran, having served in the U.S. Army. He was a truck driver on the beaches of Normandy, and fought in Normandy, northern France, and Rhineland Germany. He was part of the 1st Army, 29th Division, 19th Core, and 82nd Combat Engineers.

Mr. Dearmon was inducted into service January 29, 1943. He was honorably discharged on December 3, 1945. He received the Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, and the WWII Victims Medal.

Services were held at 2 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 25, in the chapel of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home in Jena with Rev. Charles Howard officiating.

Interment followed in the Harris Chapel Cemetery near Olla under direction of Hixson Brothers, Inc. of Jena.

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Lucille C. Jameson

Lucille Cassels Jameson, 82, of Olla, passed from this life on Thursday, November 22, 2018 at the Haven Nursing Center in Columbia Heights.

She was born March 30, 1936 in Eunice to the union of her parents, Hanson and Etha Fontenot.

She was a homemaker who loved gardening and canning.

Services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 25, in the chapel of Riser Funeral Home in Olla with Bro. Ronnie Cassels and Bro. Cory Fowler officiating.

Interment followed in the Pine Hill Cemetery of Urania under direction of Riser Funeral Home of Olla.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ronald Cassels; daughter, Charlotte Perkins; and her parents.

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Nov

Lillie Poole

Lillie Jeanette Lanier Poole, 69, of Manifest, passed from this life on Sunday, November 18, 2018 at her home. She was a lifelong resident of Manifest and will be sadly missed by family and friends. Services were held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 21, at Pisgah Baptist Church of Manifest with Rev. Kenneth Hoots officiating. Interment followed in Andrews Cemetery of Jonesville under direction of Magnolia Funeral Home of Alexandria. She was preceded in death by sons, Steve Poole and Donnie Poole; husband, Donnie Poole; and parents, Ted and Neva Lanier. Those left to cherish her memory include sons, Toby Poole and wife Bee and Earnest Poole; grandchildren, Mallory Poole, Colton Poole, Nathan McBroom, Josh Bordelon and Nikki Mc-Neely; nine great grandchildren; sisters, Jennie Cole, Patt Taunton and Sue Smith. Pallbearers were Johnathan Smith, Boogie Bass, Daymon Bass, Josh Bordelon, Nathan Mc-Broom and Stony Alexander.

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