Obituaries

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05
Jun

Kathy Marie Naquin

Kathy Marie Naquin, 61, of Urania, passed from this life on Friday, May 24, 2019, at her home following a brief battle with cancer.

She was born March 9, 1958, the daughter of William Greenwood and Evelyn Pardue Greenwood of Kelly.

Kathy loved to cook. She liked to feed the squirrels and birds, camp and fish, and ride motorcycles. She will be greatly missed. She also enjoyed attending church services at Kelly Baptist Church with Brother Joe Aguillard and her church family.

Services were held at 2 p.m., Sunday, May 26, at the chapel of Riser Funeral Home in Columbia with Rev. Joe Aguillard officiating.

Interment followed in Lowe Cemetery near Kelly under direction of Riser Funeral Home of Columbia.

She was preceded in death by her father, step-father, Bob; and brothers, Randy and Danny.

Wed
05
Jun

Otto Davis

Otto Davis, 76, of Jonesville, passed from this life on Friday, May 31, 2019, at his home.

He was born February 4, 1943.

Otto was a member of Sandy Lake Pentecostal Church, and served his country in the United States Navy. He received pure enjoyment by spending time with his precious wife, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

Services were held at 2 p.m., Sunday, June 2, at Sandy Lake Pentecostal Church with Rev. Joel Ford officiating.

Interment followed in the Heard Cemetery near Manifest under direction of Magnolia Funeral Home of Alexandria.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Kerry Davis Byargeon; his mother, Margie Tullos; his father, William Davis; and his sister, Katie Guinness.

Wed
29
May

Evonne Jenkins

Evonne Jenkins, 62, accepted Christ at an early age and God reached out his hand for her to come home on Thursday, May 16, 2019.

She was born January 30, 1957 to the late Sterling and Joe Ree Brown-Jenkins in Utility.

Evonne was an active member of the Evergreen Baptist Church of Archie, where she attended until she made her transition. She also was a previous member of the St. Peter Baptist Church under the leadership of Rev. Woodrow Pellerin, Sr. when she was a resident of Jonesville.

In 1963, her family moved to Jonesville. Evonne went to Jonesville Consolidated School, and later moved to Jena, in 1968. She graduated from Jena High School in 1974.

After graduating, she served in the military for 20 years, and retired from Camp Beauregard Unit 1087 Transportation Company.

Wed
29
May

Waylon Drake Lollar

Waylon Drake Lollar, infant son of Garrett Kevin Lollar and Jessica Yvonne Walters Lollar, was stillborn on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at the St. Frances Cabrini Medical Center in Alexandria.

Graveside services were held at 10 a.m., Friday, May 24, at the Urania Cemetery in Urania with Rev. Cory Fowler officiating.

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

He leaves behind his loving parents; a brother, Brentley Wyatt Lollar; his grandparents, Michael and Dorraine Walters of Olla, and Kevin and Sandra Lollar of Jena, and Martha Roberie of LeCompte; aunt, Michelle Goodman of Olla; and two cousins, Lukas and Kolton Goodman.

Wed
22
May

Keri Lea Crooks

Keri Lea Crooks, 41, of Carthage, Texas, passed away on Sunday morning, May 19, 2019, in Tyler, Texas.

She was born Aug. 23, 1977, at Hardtner Medical Center in Urania, to the late Allen Dean and Shannon Jolene Yule Crooks.

Keri enjoyed scrap booking and was of the Baptist faith.

Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, May 22, at the Nebo Cemetery.

Interment will follow under direction of Kinner and Stevens Funeral Home of Jena.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Robbie Dee Crooks.

Survivors include brothers, James Ray Crooks and wife Rebecca, John David Crooks and wife Jenny, Jeffrey Dale Crooks and wife Cindy and Sheldon Crooks and sisters, Kimberly Crooks and Toni Crooks; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives and many friends.

Wed
15
May

Quentin Theo Ates

Quentin Theo Ates, 82, of Georgetown, passed from this life on Sunday, May 12, 2019.

He was born October 5, 1936 in Urania.

Quentin was a retired roughneck for Penrod. He was an ordained deacon of Georgetown Baptist Church and enjoyed spending time with family and had a love for fishing. He truly had a servants heart and helped everyone he could, including helping with the new construction of Georgetown Baptist Church buildings.

Services were held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, May 14, at Georgetown Baptist Church with the Revs. Carl Griffith, Tommy Hollis and Lamar Carpenter officiating.

Interment followed in the Hawthorn Cemetery of Little Creek under direction of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena.

He was preceded in death by his father, Arthur William Ates; mother, Iva Jameson; brother, A.W. Ates; and sisters, Artha Mae Stamper, Lilly Mae Ates, and Quentis Bruce.

Wed
15
May

Bill Hinman

William “Bill” Ivan Hinman, 69, of Olla, passed from this life on Monday, May 6, 2019. He was born January 30, 1950 in Watertown, NY, to the union of Ivan and Arlene LaPoint Hinman. Bill enlisted in the United States Air Force and served at England Air Force Base. Following his enlistment, he worked for Bell South for 25 years, and GM Cable Company until his retirement. Services were held at 4 p.m., Tuesday, May 7, at the Pentecostal Church of Aimwell with the Revs. Kirk Mayo and Cody Mayo officiating. Interment followed in the Aimwell Cemetery under direction of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena. He is survived by his wife, Jo Ann Hinman; son, Chad Hinman; brothers, Gary Hinman and Greg Hinman; sister, Jennifer Stone; and his stepmother, Judy Hinman. Preceded in death by his parents; his infant daughter, April Hinman; and sisters Rosemarie, Shannon, and Leslie Hinman. Pallbearers were Jason Holland, Jason Hayman, Kenny Davis, Dillon Davis, Dale Ford, and Colton Castell.

Wed
15
May

Glen Joseph Perdue

Glen Joseph Perdue, 47, of Olla, passed from this life on Wednesday, May 8, 2019. He was born March 2, 1972 in Columbia. Glen was retired from the Louisiana National Guard. Services were held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, May 14, at Wilbanks Cemetery at Summerville with the Revs. Dennis Fontentot and Charles Edgar officiating. Interment followed under direction of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena. Those left to cherish in his memory include his father Martin Glen Perdue of Minden; mother, Katherine Lovella Lee Perdue of Jena; brothers, James Wilborn Perdue of Valdosta, GA; Charles Edgar Perdue of Falk, AR; and sisters, Marlene Fern of Olla, and Sarah Mae Camp of West Monroe. Pallbearers were James Perdue and Charles Perdue.

Wed
08
May

Brenda Ann Melvin

Brenda Ann Melvin, 75, of Jena, passed from this life on Friday, April 26, 2019, at Christus St. Frances Cabrini Hospital in Alexandria.

She was born August 24, 1943 to the union of her parents, Willie Joseph and Odelia Ann Angeron.

She was a loving individual to all who knew her, and always brought a smile into the room. Ms. Brenda loved and enjoyed gardening in her spare time. She served as church secretary for many years at Nolley Memorial United Methodist Church in Jena.

Services were held at 3 p.m., Tuesday, April 30, in the chapel of Kinner and Stevens Funeral Home of Jena.

Interment will follow at a later time in a private family ceremony.

Those left to cherish her memory are her son, Steven Brian Melvin of Jena; her daughter, Alysa Dawn Melvin Schrock of Jena; one sister, Billie Marie Bowdoin and husband James of Norfolk, VA.; three grandchildren, Matthew James Nugent, Heather Marie Schrock, and Anna Mae Schrock.

Wed
08
May

Rose Marie Cockerham

Rose Marie Cockerham, 60, of Olla, passed from this life on Monday, April 29, 2019 in Monroe.

She was born November 9, 1958 in Columbia to the union of her parents, Oscar and Geneva Palmer.

Rose Marie loved being outside tending to her yard. While she mowed and weeded everything herself, she had a special talent for growing beautiful flowers. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Services were held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, May 1, from the chapel of Riser Funeral Home in Columbia with Rev. Carl Griffith officiating.

Interment followed in Good Hope Cemetery near Kelly under direction of Riser Funeral Home of Columbia.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and brothers, Elmer Palmer and Marvin Palmer.

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