Obituaries

Obituaries

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Robert “T-Bob” Cassels, Jr., 78, of the Rosefield Community, passed from this life on Sunday, Sep

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Chuckey Marvin Foley, 57, of Orlando, Florida and a native of Jena, LA, passed away to be with th

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Shirley Beth Hatten, 77, of Jena, passed from this life on Friday, September 14, 2018, at the LaS

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Mary Parker Valentine Taylor, 94, of the Belah Community near Jena, passed from this life on Wedn

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

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Jennie Belle White

Jennie Belle White, 81, of Jonesville, passed from this life on Sunday, July 29, 2018, at the Rapides Regional Medical Center in Alexandria. She was born on Monday, September 28, 1936 in Natchez, Mississippi, to the union of her parents, Carl and Daisy Harper. Jennie retired from teaching in the Catahoula Parish School System and founded the Bread Crumb. She was a resident of Jonesville and a member of Utility Baptist Church. Services will be held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, August 1, at Utility Baptist Church with the Revs. Ralph Webber and Mike Russell officiating. Interment will follow at Parhams Cemetery under direction of Young’s Funeral Home of Jonesville. She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, DuWayne White; granddaughter, Casey White; and sister, Winona Elias.

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Lorene “Rat” Cockerham

Lottie Lorene “Rat” Cockerham, 85, of the Old River Community, was received into heaven on Wednesday, July 25, 2018, She was born Wednesday, April 26, 1933 to the union of Truman and Daisy Crooks Breithaupt. Mrs. Cockerham was a life-time member of Pritchard Baptist Church. Services were held at 10 a.m., Friday, July 27, in Pritchard Baptist Church in the Old River Community with the Revs. Terry Doughty, Gary Norris and Johnnie Phillips officiating. Interment followed in Hawthorne Cemetery near Trout under direction of Kinner and Stevens Funeral Home of Jena. She was preceded in death by the love of her life, her husband of 57 years, Conrad Glynn “Teet” Cockerham; her parents; a sister, Ruth McMillin; and a grandson, Beau Alan Stapleton. She is survived by her three daughters, Sharon Corley and husband Tillman, Glenda Stapleton and husband Dub, and Sandra Cooper and husband Rusty; brothers, Travis Breithaupt, L.V.

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Weston K. Humphries

Weston Kyle Humphries, infant son of Dillon and Ashley Humphries of Jena, was born and passed away on Tuesday, July 25, 2018, at the Rapides Regional Medical Center in Alexandria. Services were held at 4 p.m., Saturday, July 28, in the chapel of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena with Rev. Brandon Poole officiating. Interment followed in Woodland Cemetery, east of Jena, under direction of Hixson Brothers, Inc. of Jena. He was preceded in death by his sister, Lialah Celeste Whittington; great grandparents, Ronnie and Shawn Tarver; grandfather, Roger Boyette; great-great uncle, Steven Kyle Jones; and great grandmother, Mary Kennedy.

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Evelyn Estelle Mitchell

Evelyn Estelle Mitchell, 80, of Belah, passed from this life on Tuesday, July 24, 2018 in LaSalle Nursing Home after a brief illness. She was born September 12, 1937 to the union of her parents, Burley and Roberta Tarver Corley. Evelyn was a devoted church worker and a devoted Christian. She was a member of the McVay Church of the Nazarene. She enjoyed traveling, cooking, and spending time with her beloved family. Mrs. Mitchell was a dispatcher for the LaSalle Parish Sheriff’s Department and Pineville Police Department for many years. Services were held at 2 p.m., Friday, July 27, in the chapel of Kinner and Stevens Funeral Home of Jena with Jerry Cole, Kendal Price and Randy Ray officiating. Interment followed in the Belah Cemetery under direction of Kinner and Stevens, Inc. of Jena. She was preceded in death by her parents; siblings, Matthew Corley, Verla Stringer, and Lewis Corley; and a special niece, Robin Slack.

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Pearl LaCour

Pearl Allbritton LaCour, 82, of Haughton, and a native of Tullos, passed from this life on Thursday, July 26, 2018 in Shreveport. She was born July 8, 1936 in Tullos to Jesse and Pearl Allbritton. Services were held at 2 p.m., Sunday, July 29, at Hill Crest Memorial Chapel with Bro. Robert Batchelor and Jeff Sandifer officiating. Interment followed in Hill Crest Memorial Park under direction of Dignity Memorial Funeral Home of Haughton. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lester Long LaCour; son, Duane LaCour; parents; and ten brothers and sisters. Survivors include two sons, Reggie LaCour and wife Rita, and Lowal LaCour; daughter, Pam Spayth and husband Tom; grandchildren, Ryan and Ronnie LaCour, and Seth and Colton Spayth; great-grandson, Nate LaCour; and numerous nieces, nephews, and extended family. Pallbearers were Andy Roberts, Ronny Steele, Sherman McCarty, Herman McCarty, Kenneth Phillips, and Jimmy Phillips.

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Judy Graham

Judy Graham, 56, passed from this life on Tuesday, July 24, 2018. She was born November 13, 1961 to the union of her parents, Ollie and Marguerite Carlisle Courtney. Judy was a homemaker and loved her husband and family. In her pastime, she loved to work puzzles. Services were held at 10 a.m., Saturday, July 28, at Christ Temple Pentecostal Church in Jena with the Revs. Zach Wells and David “Sonny” Carlisle officiating. Interment followed in the Graham Cemetery of Nebo under direction of Kinner and Stevens Funeral Home of Jena. She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Kathy Carroll and Pennie Courtney; and a brother, Eddie Courtney. Those left to cherish her memories are her husband, William ‘Guy Buck’ Graham; a son, Royce and wife Ashley; a sister, Connie Zocher and husband Mark; a brother, Royce Courtney; and one grandchild, Shelton Blake.

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Walter Breithaupt

Walter Breithaupt, 81, of Jena, passed from this life on Tuesday, July 24, 2018, at Thibodaux Regional Medical Center in Thibodaux. He was born May 9, 1937 in Jena to the union of his parents, Robert and Ethel Cooper Breithaupt. Walter was an SP 4 engineer and worked for the State of Louisiana Department of Highways. He was a farmer, avid fisherman, and he loved cooking, camping and working in his garden, and is a former member of Shady Grove United Pentecostal Church of Nebo. Services were held at 10 a.m., Friday, July 27, in the chapel of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena with the Revs. Gary Norris and Joey Paul officiating. Interment followed in the Pine Grove Cemetery of Rhinehart under direction of Hixson Brothers, Inc. of Jena. He was preceded in death by parents; brothers, Robert Breithaupt and Otis “Leon” Breithaupt; and sister, Colleen Breithaupt.

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Marjorie B. Watson

Marjorie Berlene Watson, 92, a lifelong resident of Rosefield Community, crossed over to her heavenly reward on Friday July 20, 2018, at LaSalle Nursing Home in Jena.
Mrs. Watson was born in Rosefield on August 8, 1925, to the union of William Alfred Guyon, Sr. and Fannie Sones.
Services were held at 10 a.m., Monday, July 23, at Rosefield Baptist Church with the Revs. Mickey Hudnall and Patrick Willis officiating.
Interment followed in the Rosefield Cemetery under direction of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband of 60 years, Harold B. Watson; brothers, A. J. Guyon, Alton Guyon, and Harron Guyon; and sisters, Maxine Girod and Cora Lee Swafford.

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Charles E. Taylor

Charles Edgar Taylor, 74, of Jena, passed from this life on Sunday, July 22, 2018, at the LaSalle General Hospital of Jena following an extended illness.
Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m., Thursday, July 26, at First Baptist Church in Jena.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, July 27, at First Baptist Church in Jena.
Memorial donations may be made to the future education facility fund at First Baptist Church in Jena.
A complete obituary will be published in the next edition of this newspaper.

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W. “Cooter” Smith

William H. “Cooter” Smith, 93, a lifelong resident of Jena crossed over to his heavenly reward on Friday July 20, 2018, at Cornerstone Hospital in West Monroe.
Mr. Smith was born in Tall Timber, Louisiana on August 10, 1924, to the union of Arthur and Lily Coon Smith.
Cooter, as he was known to most folks, was a veteran of the United States Army, having served in World War II and the Korean War. He was self-employed, working in the agriculture business. He loved to fish and hunt and loved listening to gospel music quartets.
Services were held at 10 a.m., Tuesday, July 24, from the chapel of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home in Jena with the Revs. Dominick DiCarlo and Mickey Hudnall officiating.
Interment with full military honors followed in the Woodland Cemetery, east of Jena, under direction of Hixson Brothers, Inc. of Jena.

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