Obituaries

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Connie Sue Harris

Connie Sue Harris

Connie Sue Harris, 51, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 23, 2021, and is gone to be with the Lord in Heaven.

She was born September 11, 1969 in Alexandria.

Connie worked for the LaSalle Parish School System for ten years, and was a small business owner in Olla for over five years. She also worked for the Centennial Cultural Center in Olla.

Connie had such a large heart, she always felt the need to step-in and help anyone she could in the community. She loved her students and donated much of her time uplifting people of all ages. She loved her grandchildren, family, friends and God.

If you ever witnessed her laugh, then you know it was contagious. If you ever heard her say the words “I love you,” know that when she loved, she loved with everything in her. If she believed in you, encouraged you or prayed for you, she loved you. If you witnessed her fight for you, know that she only fought for what she believed in, so she believed in you.

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Marselene F. Coleman

Marselene F. Coleman

Marselene Elizabeth Franklin Coleman, 93, of Tullos, passed from this life on Saturday, January 23, 2021, following a lengthy illness.

She was born January 8, 1928 to the union of her parents, Cicero Jarrell Franklin and Christina Jernigan Franklin.

Marselene had a long full active life.She didn’t get much of a childhood from having to become strong and be an adult at the age of eight when her mother passed away. She had to take care of her siblings while her daddy worked to support them.

Often misunderstood by many, she was out spoken and let you know just what she thought. Time spent with her showed what a kind, loving, compassionate, and big hearted person she really was and most people never got to see.

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Michael W. Cameron

Michael W. Cameron

Michael Wayne Cameron, 72, passed from this life on Tuesday, December 29, 2020.

He was born August 17, 1948 to the union of his parents, John M. Cameron and Edna M. Cameron, and raised in a loving home.

Michael proudly served his country in the United States Army. He attended college where he played basketball, and after college he ran and operated his own logging business, H-logging.

A memorial service honoring his life will be held by his family at a later date and will be under direction of Kinner and Stevens Funeral Home of Jena.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Renee Rowe, and Coraline Pontieux; brothers, Curtis Pontieux, Scotty Pontieux, and James C. Mayo, Jr; and one granddaughter, Olivia Elizabeth Cameron.

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Robert W. Daily

Robert W. Daily

Robert Wayne Daily, 73, of Trout, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, January 28, 2021.

He was born July 13 1947 in Winnfield to the union of his parents, George Robert Daily and Lexie Parker Daily.

Robert retired after more than 30 years of service with Hunt Petroleum, and was a proud United States Army Veteran who served during the Vietnam War as a medic. He was a member of the Board of Directors for the LaSalle Parish Farm Bureau.

He served the Lord wholeheartedly; he was a member of Searcy Baptist Church, he was on the building ground committee, Acts 1:8 ministry team, and was a Sunday school teacher as well as a greeter. He was a driving force in the building of the new church. He served his Lord in his daily life. His church family was very important to him.

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Billy E. Bailey

Billy E. Bailey

Billy E. Bailey, 72, of Trout, passed from this life on Sunday, January 24, 2021.

He was born May 10, 1948 in Urania to the union of his parents, Newt Bailey and Lewis Norris Bailey.

Billy was a veteran of the United States Army, and was employed at the Louisiana-Pacific Plywood Plant in Urania for several years.

He will be remembered as a remarkable story teller with an uncanny ability to remember detail. He liked to cook, loved food and his family, with a special fondness of his “claimed” fur baby, Oliver.

Services were held at 2 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 28, in the chapel of Kinner and Stevens Funeral Home in Jena with the Revs. Terry Doughty and Gary Norris officiating.

Interment followed in the Tidwell Landing Cemetery of Sharptown under direction of Kinner and Stevens, Inc. of Jena.

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Earl R. Self, Sr.

Earl R. Self, Sr.

Earl R. (Doeboy) Self, Sr., 91, passed from this life on Friday, January 22, 2021 at the LaSalle General Hospital in Jena following an extended illness.

He was born March 1, 1929 in Rochelle to the union of his parents, David Self, Sr. and Mable Moss Self.

Doeboy started out working in the sawmill industry and retired in 1991 from the pipefitters union, from which he helped build nuclear power plants in many states.

His family gathered Sunday, January 24, at Beulah Baptist Church Cemetery for a memorial service officiated by Revs. Lamar Carpenter and Mark Breland officiating.

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

He was preceded in death by his wife, Elsie Mae; parents; brothers, David Self, Jr, Eugene Self and Carl Self; and son-in-law, Raymond Paul.

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Donald Wayne Powell

Donald Wayne Powell

Donald Wayne Powell, 71, of Jena, entered eternal rest on Tuesday, January 19, 2021 at Christus St. Frances Cabrini Hospital in Alexandria.

He was born July 1, 1949 in Jena to the union of his parents, Verdie and Velma Powell.

Known as the “Junk Man”, Donald Wayne was always helping people. He visited local nursing homes regularly and enjoyed taking food to the elderly and running errands for them. He loved listening to old-school country music and attended Eden Methodist Church. He will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.

Services were held at 1 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 21, at Eden Methodist Church in the Eden Community, west of Jena, with the Revs. Johnnie Phillips and Jack Powell officiating.

Interment followed in the Eden Methodist Church Cemetery under direction of Rush Funeral Home of Pineville.

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Charlotte McMillin

Charlotte McMillin

Charlotte McCarthy “ChaCha” McMillin, 63, passed from this life on Saturday, January 16, 2021, at the LaSalle General Hospital of Jena.

She was born August 28, 1957 to the union of her parents, Charlie and Flora McCarthy.

Graveside services were held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 20, in the End of the Trail Cemetery of Jonesville with Rev. Chad Franklin officiating.

Interment followed under direction of Magnolia Funeral Home of Alexandria.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Mike McCarthy; one great nephew, Merthyr Mount III.

Those left to cherish her memory include her son, Mark McCarthy of Jonesville; one sister, Delores McEntyre of Jonesville; four grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; special friends, Mary Book of Harrisonburg and Billy Joe McMillin of Harrisonburg.

Pallbearers were Billy Masters, Jimmy Masters, Colby Mount, Sidney McCarthy, Trace McCarthy and Jeff Lofton.

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Molly Davis Hickerson

Molly Davis Hickerson

Molly Ann Davis Hickerson, 72, a former resident of Catahoula Parish, passed from this life on Wednesday, January 20, 2021.

Molly, also affectionately known as “Molly Ann”, “Miss Molly” and “Molly B”, was born in Ferriday, and spent her early years living on the farm at the Ouachita River before moving with her family to Tew Lake near Jonesville, where she attended Block High School.

Molly married Bill Bozeman in 1965 and together they had two children, Billy Davis “Davey” Bozeman and Melissa Ann “Missy” Bozeman. Although their marriage ended after ten years, Molly and Bill always remained friends and worked together to raise their children.

In the mid-1970’s, Molly married Walter “Buddy” Wilson and they settled in Horn Lake, MS, where she devoted the next decade to raising her two children and her two, newly acquired and beloved stepdaughters, Angie (Wilson) Morgan and Tracey (Wilson) Clinton.

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Minnie Mae Brown

Minnie Mae Brown

Minnie Mae Brown, 94, of Summerville, passed from this life on Thursday, January 21, 2021.

She was born May 5, 1926 in Summerville to the union of her parents, Vlandenham Thomas and Alzada Lucas Thomas.

Ms. Brown was a member of Summerville Baptist Church where she was a clerk and taught Sunday school for over 35 years, and was also active with the WMU. She worked in billing for LaSalle General Hospital for 16 years and before that she worked for Belden Wire Co. in Jena for a number of years.

Services were held at 12-noon Monday, Jan. 25, at Summerville Baptist Church with the Revs. Jesse Henderson and Leslie Tam officiating.

Interment followed in the Summerville Baptist Church Cemetery under direction of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Sam Brown; parents; and a host of brothers and sisters.

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