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. Alan enjoyed life, he loved to flip, ride jet skis, skate with his brother, and exercise.

Wed
21
Nov

Lynn Ralph Loftus

Lynn Ralph Loftus, 53, of Olla, passed from this life on Tuesday, November 13, 2018, at his residence in Olla following a sudden illness.

He was born on July 12, 1965 at New Brunswick, New Jersey to the union of his parents, Andrew Vousden Loftus, III and Zelda Ray Chamberlin Loftus.

Lynn was a master painter and nothing in life came close to the love that he had for his Lord Jesus Christ.

He was preceded in death by his father.

Left to cherish his memory is his wife of nineteen years, Marilyn Miles Loftus of Olla; his mother, Zelda C. Loftus of Keatchie, LA; his brother, John Spano and wife Kari of Post Falls, ID; three sisters, Sandra Loftus Hickok and husband Michael of Snyder, TX, Veronick Shuman and husband Scott of Manhatten MT, and Pamela Politte and husband Brian of Poplar Bluff, MO; his special friends and brothers in the Lord, Alan Koloc of Shreveport and Eric Keesler of Grayson; and a host of nieces and nephews and cousins.

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21
Nov

Pamela Jan Kelley

Pamela “Pam” Kelley, 56, of Jena, passed from this life on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at Christus St. Frances Cabrini Hospital in Alexandria.

She was born August 15, 1962 in Many.

Pam was an amazing mother and, even more, an amazing grandmother. Her world revolved around her family. Her passion was nursing in which allowed her to touch an endless amount of lives. Sugar coating was not her way of doing things; “it is what it is” was what she lived by. She was in the nursing field since 1996, her most recent place of employment was at St. Frances Cabrini Hospital in Alexandria.

Services were held at 10 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 17, in the chapel of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena with Brother J. D. Frazier officiating.

Interment followed in the Nebo Cemetery un- 29, 1993.

Wed
21
Nov

Donald R. Redfearn

Donald R. Redfearn, 66, of Ball and formerly of Georgetown, passed from this life on Thursday, November 8, 2018 at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas.

He was born July 16, 1952 and grew up in Georgetown.

No matter what name you knew him by – Donald, JD, Bernie, Daddy, or Papaw – you always knew he had a joke to give or a sarcastic comment to make. If you wasn’t laughing with him, you were certainly laughing at him.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Alice Rose Maxwell and step-father, Wilmer Armstrong; his father, Herbert Lloyd Redfearn; two sisters, Ann Parker and Sydney Cruse; and two brothers, Lloyd “Boy” Redfearn and Clark Redfearn.

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21
Nov

Dustin Allen Bailey

Dustin Allen Bailey, 35, of Tullos, passed from this life on Sunday, November 11, 2018, at Our Lady of the Lakes Medical Center in Baton Rouge.

He was born August 26, 1983 to the union of Gary Bailey and Doreatha Woodruff Woodard. Dustin loved bream fishing and he was a huge sports fan. He also loved to storm watch. Memorial services will be held at a later time. He was preceded in death by his brother, Trent Lisenby.

He is survived by his father, Gary Bailey and wife Brenda; mother, Doreatha Woodard and husband Leroy; brothers, Matthew Bailey, Corey Bailey, Patrick Bailey, and Dusty Miller; nephews, Korbyn Bailey and Landin Bailey; niece, Peyton Willett; and grandmother, Linda Weaver.

Wed
14
Nov

Ellis Daniel Walker Campbell

Ellis Daniel Walker Campbell, Sr., 77, of Trout, departed this life on Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at Hardtner Medical Center in Urania. He was born August 24, 1941 in Trout to the late Link Campbell and Dorothy Walker. Ellis was a hard worker and was employed by Trout Lumber Mill, Denton Lumber Company, Tullos Lumber Company, Louisiana-Pacific, Justiss Oil Co., Belden Wire and Cable, and Mr. and Mrs. James Justiss, Jr. He was a devoted husband, father, and friend to many. Services were held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 3, at Trout Creek Baptist Church with Pastor Rev. Jamerson Jackson, officiating. Interment followed in the Webster Cemetery of Good Pine under direction of Gayden Funeral Home of Jena. He leaves to cherish his memories, his devoted wife, Celestine Campbell; three sons, Perry Beard (Angela), Ellis Campbell, Jr. (Colita), and Nicholas Campbell, Sr.

Wed
14
Nov

Samuel Leon Gulde

Samuel Leon Gulde, 52, of Belah, passed from this life on Monday, November 5, 2018, at his residence. He was born June 1, 1966 in Jena to the union of his parents, Samuel Ausmus and Gloria Jean Price Gulde. Leon was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church and the Eden Fellowship Fire Department. He was a pumper for Sanchez Oil. He was also a contract welder for Gulde Welding. Services were held at 11 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 8, in the chapel of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena with the Revs. Carl Gulde and Gary Norris officiating. Interment followed in the Belah Cemetery under direction of Hixson Brothers, Inc. of Jena. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Earl and Chessie Price, and Starling and Lola Gulde.

Wed
14
Nov

Oscar Fred Hooter, Jr.

Oscar Fred Hooter, Jr., 65, of Corpus Christi, Texas, passed from this life on Thursday, November 8, 2018 while at work offshore on Enterprise Rig 264. He was born October 18, 1953 in Jena to the union of Oscar Fred Hooter, Sr. and Anna Ruth Baldridge Hooter. He was raised in the Summerville community. Hooter was a man of super human strength and a humble heart of gold. To know him was to love him. He taught everyone how to work hard, be humble, and be kind to one another. He was unselfish in every thing he did. In the end, he went out with his boots on doing what he loved best. He enjoyed a career in the oilfield for more than 43 years. If you could put a monetary value on a man’s life based on the amount of people he influenced in a positive way, then Hooter would have been the richest man ever known. Services will be held at 1 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 14, at Shady Grove United Pentecostal Church of Nebo with Revs.

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14
Nov

Jerry Warren Lloyd

Jerry Warren Lloyd, 62, of Trout, passed from this life on Tuesday, October 23, 2018 in Shreveport following a brief illness. He was born March 14, 1956 in Jena to the union of his parents, Rev. Walter and Dixie Lloyd. Jerry was a bright spirited soul and was loved by everyone who knew him. He enjoyed hog hunting, deer hunting and duck hunting with his father. He loved riding horses and was an avid reader as well. Services were held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 27, in the chapel of Kinner and Stevens Funeral Home in Jena with the Revs. Brandon Poole and Mickey Hudnall officiating. Interment followed in the Woodland Cemetery, east of Jena, under direction of Kinner and Stevens, Inc. of Jena. He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Greg Lloyd; and a brother-in-law, Ed McClure.

Wed
07
Nov

Jerry W. Lloyd

Jerry Warren Lloyd, 62, of Trout, passed from this life on October 23, 2018 in Shreveport following a brief illness.
He was born March 14, 1956 in Jena to the union of his parents, Rev. Walter and Dixie Lloyd.
Jerry was a bright spirited soul and was loved by everyone who knew him. He enjoyed hog hunting, deer hunting and duck hunting with his father. He loved riding horses and was an avid reader as well.
Services were held at 2 p.m., Friday, Oct. 26, in the chapel of Kinner and Stevens Funeral Home in Jena with the Revs. Brandon Poole and Mickey Hudnall officiating.
Interment followed in the Woodland Cemetery, east of Jena, under direction of Kinner and Stevens, Inc. of Jena.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Greg Lloyd; and a brother-in-law, Ed McClure.

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