Obituaries

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In Memory

In Memory

In memory of Raymond Breithaupt

8/10/26 – 3/6/14

Six long years have passed. Life has to go on. It has not been easy. There are so many things that remind me of you. You will never be forgotten.

Missed so much by your wife Meddie

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Barbara Jean Williams

Barbara Jean Williams

Barbara Jean Williams, 73, of Tullos, passed from this life on Saturday, February 22, 2020.

She was born December 27, 1946 in Winnfield to the union of her parents, J. H. “Tinkus” Ivy, Jr. and Jeannie Allbritton Ivy.

Services were held at 10 a.m., Monday, Feb. 24, at Tullos First Baptist Church in Tullos with Rev. Scott Smith officiating.

Interment followed in the New Union Cemetery, north of Tullos, under direction of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

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Helen M. Westbrooks

Helen Maxine Westbrooks, 86, of Olla, passed from this life on Thursday, February 27, 2020.

She was born January 23, 1934 in Harrisonburg to the union of her parents, Pervis Earl Cotten and Eva Louise Cotten.

Services were held at 1 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 29, at Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena with Rev. Claude Chaney officiating.

Interment followed in the Westbrooks-Swilley Cemetery of Aimwell under direction of Hixson Brothers, Inc. of Jena.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Calvin Willie Westbrooks; her parents; brothers, Nathan Cotten, and Earl Cotten; sisters, Virgie Westbrooks, and Grace Mitchell; and grandson, D.J. Westbrooks.

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Everett “Crusty” Toler

Everett “Crusty” Toler

Everett “Crusty” Toler, 71, of Jena, and an avid Jena Giants sports fan, entered eternal rest on Friday, February 28, 2020, at his residence.

He was born July 6, 1948 at Jena to the union of his parents, Everett and Stella Toler.

Crusty was a native of Jena and attended Pritchard Baptist Church. He was a retired Tugboat Captain and enjoyed fishing, hunting and all sports. He was a member of the “Ole Boys” Club.

He was very much into politics, consistently inviting national, state and local elected officials to speak at the “Ole Boys” Club, which met weekly in Jena. He will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.

Services were held at 10 a.m., Monday, March 2, at Pritchard Baptist Church in the Old River Community with Rev. Terry Doughty officiating.

Interment followed in the Pine Grove Cemetery of Rhinehart under direction of Rush Funeral Home of Pineville.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

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Bro. Bill Robertson

Bro. Bill Robertson

Dr. William “Bill” (Banks) Robertson, Jr., 67, of Winnsboro, passed suddenly from this life on Monday, February 24, 2020, at the parsonage of Fellowship Baptist Church in the Belah Community, where he was serving as pastor. He lived his entire life serving his Lord.

He was born to the union of Bill and Violet Womack Robertson on November 13, 1952 in Oak Grove. He graduated from Winnsboro High School, Louisiana College, and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Bro. Bill loved the Lord and spread that love to all who knew him. He lived his faith 58 years serving the Lord, and now that faith has become sight!

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Cynthia Mae Richey

Cynthia Mae Richey

Cynthia Mae Richey, 56, of Manifest, entered eternal rest on Monday, February 17, 2020 at Christus St. Frances Cabrini Hospital in Alexandria, surrounded by her loving family.

She was born Sunday, March 17, 1963 to the union of her parents, Jimmy and Joy Thompson.

Mrs. Richey was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend. Cynthia loved taking pictures of family, friends and her animals. She loved capturing memories through a camera lens.

Services were held at 10 a.m., Friday, Feb. 21, at Pisgah Baptist Church at Manifest with the Revs. Joe Cook and Ken Hoots officiating.

Interment followed in the Heard Cemetery of Manifest under direction of Gallagher Funeral Home and Crematory of Ball.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her brother, Kevin Thompson; her mother-inlaw, Elsie Marie Richey; and father and motherin-law, William and Ethlyn Richey.

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Lawrence A. Nichols

Lawrence A. Nichols, 71, of Jonesville, passed from this life on Sunday, February 23, 2020, in Jonesville.

He was born Tuesday, June 8, 1948 in Jonesville, to the union of his parents, Jake and Hattie Allwell Nichols.

Lawrence was a lifelong resident of Jonesville and lifelong member of Pritchard Baptist Church of the Old River Community. He retired from the Electrical Department for the city of Jonesvillle after 30 years of service. Lawrence was an avid fisherman and outdoorsman.

Services were held at 10 a.m., Friday, Feb. 27, at Pritchard Baptist Church with the Revs. Terry Doughty and Gary Norris officiating.

Interment followed in the Pine Grove Cemetery of Rhinehart under direction of Young’s Funeral Home of Jonesville.

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Feb

Bobbie Ray Stott

Bobbie Ray Stott

Bobbie Ray Stott, 82, of Olla, passed from this life on Thursday, February 20, 2020, at the Savannah Grand Retirement and Assisted Living Community in West Monroe, following an extended illness.

He was born June 6, 1937 in Olla to the union of his parents, Norman Ellis Stott, Sr. and Joyce Inez Steen Stott.

Bobbie was a graduate of Northwestern State University where he obtained his teaching degree and taught in the Grant Parish School System for seven years. After leaving the school system, Bobbie began working for his father in the family logging business, Stott Wood Company, in 1965.

After the death of his parents in 1991, Bobbie purchased the family business and continued to manage it until his retirement in 2002 upon which time his sons purchased the business. The company is now owned and operated by his sons and grandsons.

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Bro. Bill Robertson

Bro. Bill Robertson

The community was shocked to learn early Monday morning, February 24, 2020, that Rev. William “Bill” Robertson, 67, of the Belah Community, had been called home during the night.

A native of Franklin Parish, Brother Bill was born November 13, 1952.

Brother Bill served numerous churches throughout this area, and had retired as Director of Pastoral Ministry for the Louisiana Baptist Convention at the end of 2019.

Last summer, he accepted the call to be pastor of Fellowship Baptist Church in the Belah Community. He was pastor of the church some 30 years ago.

Funeral arrangements were incomplete at press time on Monday, but will be announced by Kinner and Stevens Funeral Home of Jena.

A complete obituary will be published in next week’s edition.

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Ellen Loraine Poole

Ellen Loraine Poole

Funeral services for Ellen Loraine Poole, 87, of Clarks, and formerly of Enterprise, were held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, February 19, 2020 from the chapel of Riser and Son Funeral Home in Columbia with Rev. Jeff Robinson officiating.

Interment followed in the Rosefield Cemetery of Rosefield, under direction of Riser Funeral Home of Columbia.

Ellen enjoyed working in her flower garden, baking and shopping but she loved selling Avon. She adored her family and loved spending time with them.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Orville Poole; sister, Loma June Kyle; sons, Charlie Mac Kyle and Ronnie Poole; a grandson, Bobby Ray Harlow; and great-grandson, Dylan Poole.

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