Obituaries

Obituaries

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Purvis “Earl” Cotten, 83, passed from this life on Monday, September 3, 2018, while surrounded by

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Sharel Renee Miller, 63, of Georgetown, passed from this life on Thursday, September 6, 2018 in W

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Edith Ann McDaniel Price, 80, of Winnfield, passed away Friday, September 7, 2018 at her home aft

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Steven Joshua Webb, 31, of Monroe, passed from this life on Monday, August 13, 2018.

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Russell William McClary, 68, of Olla, passed from this life on Friday, August 31, 2018, at Hardtn

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18
Jul

Edmond H. Carriere

Edmond Hilliard “Bubba” Carriere, 62, of Oakland, Tennessee, and a native of Jena, passed from this life on Monday, July 9, 2018 in Bartlett, Tennessee. He was born Thursday, July 21, 1955 in Jena to the union of his parents, Harold “Bud” and Mollie Duke Carriere. Bubba was employed by Trans Canada Pipeline. He was a 1973 graduate of Jena High School. Graveside services were held at 10 a.m., Friday, July 13, in the Jena Cemetery, east of Jena, with Rev. Dominick DiCarlo officiating. Interment followed under direction of Kinner and Stevens Funeral Home of Jena. Survivors include his wife of 42 years, Alice Currington Carriere; a son, Jeffrey Carriere and wife Misty; daughter, Hillary Carriere; sister, Nora Gaspard and husband Danny; and four grandchildren, Macy, Mylie, Madi, and Auden. Pallbearers were Tommy Lutrick, Pete Jones, Austin Jones, Kyle Clark, Nickie Currington, and Tim Burris.

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18
Jul

Mariette Beacom

Mariette Beacom, 66, of Jena, passed away suddenly on Monday, July 9, 2018 in her residence in Jena. Mariette is survived by her husband, John; sister, Michelle and husband Jimmy; sons, Robert Hamilton and wife Melissa, Ron Hamilton and wife Punkin, and John Beacom, IV and wife Ashton; six grandsons, Cody, Travis, Jesse, Stephan, Josh, and Triston; one granddaughter, Josie. Mariette was truly the best friend anyone could ask for. She was loved by all and will be terribly missed. A wake and visitation was held from 2 until 6 p.m., Friday July 13, in Kinner & Stevens Funeral Home of Jena.

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18
Jul

Julia “Granny” Powell

Julia Mae “Granny” Powell, 90, of Rosefield, passed from this life on Thursday, July 12, 2018, at the Ouachita Healthcare and Rehabilitation in Monroe. She was born August 17, 1927 in Rosefield to the union of her parents, A. J. Ainsworth, Sr. and Julia Currington Ainsworth. Mrs. Powell was a member of Rosefield Baptist Church. She was a great cook and loved her family very much. She was always a joy to be around. Services were held at 2 p.m., Saturday, July 14, at Rosefield Baptist Church with the Revs. Bubba Tucker and Ricky Gresham officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery under direction of Riser Funeral Home of Columbia. She was preceded in death by her son, Bruce Powell; her parents; brother, A. J. “Pete” Ainsworth, Jr.; sister, Berta Faye Esters; grandsons, Phillip Allen Powell and Joshua Robert Powell. Survivors include her sons, James W. Powell and wife Cheryl, Jonathan A. Powell and wife Noreen, Phillip A. Powell and wife Anita, and Roger T.

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18
Jul

Louis T. Guinn

Louis T. Guinn, 76, passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 7, 2018, while surrounded by his loving family. He was born June 22, 1942 to his parents, David and Trudie Guinn. Louis was a well-known brick mason throughout the state having built many businesses and homes. He made many friends throughout the years and was a very loving father, grandfather and great grandfather. Services were held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, July 11, at Community Pentecostal Church of Manifest with the Revs. Ronnie House and Brent Randall officiating. Interment followed in the Oak Grove Cemetery near Manifest under direction of Magnolia Funeral Home of Alexandria. He was preceded in death by his parents; his loving wife of 33 years, Katie Guinn; one daughter, Tammie Guinn; infant baby; two brothers, Edward Guinn and David Guinn, Jr.; and two sisters, Reba Ann Guinn and Milva Faust.

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18
Jul

Martha B. Bradford

Martha Bynog Bradford, 77, of Melville, went to be with the Lord at 2:34 a.m. on Sunday, July 8, 2018, while living at her daughter’s home in Jonesville. She was born in Natchitoches, and was diagnosed with cancer in February 2018. Mrs. Bradford was happy, cheerful and loved to travel. She was a faithful organist to the First Pentecostal Church of Melville and First Pentecostal Church of Starks for over 50 years. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her. Services were held at 7 p.m., Friday, July 13, in the First Pentecostal Church of Melville. Pastor Samuel Ham officiated at the service and committal. Interment followed at 11 a.m., Saturday, July 14, in the Pine Grove Cemetery at Rhinehart under direction of LaFond-Ardoin Funeral Home of Melville. She was preceded in death by her grandson, Matthew “Matt” Spell; sister, Patsy Ann Bynog; brother, Baron Bynog, Jr; and her parents, Baron and Margie V. Leo Bynog.

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18
Jul

Michael Judd Brown

Michael Judd Brown, 28, of Hebert, and a native of Jena, died on Thursday, July 12, 2018, from injuries he sustained in an accident while working on a bridge project east of Monroe. He was born April 14, 1990 in Monroe, to his parents, Michael Brown and Donna Kirl Lovasz. Michael was an outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was a loving husband, father, son and brother. His family was everything to him. He will be greatly missed. Services were held at 10 a.m., Monday, July 16, in the chapel of Riser Funeral Home in Columbia with his uncle, Rev. Timothy Kirl, officiating. Interment followed in the Hebert Cemetery in Hebert under direction of Riser Funeral Home of Columbia. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, T. W. and Phyllis Kirl and his great-grandparents, O. J. Brown and Annette Green.

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18
Jul

Dexter D. Savage

Dexter Darnell Savage, 23, of Marksville, and formerly of Jena, passed from this life Thursday, July 5, 2018, in a traffic accident in Odessa, Texas. He was born Saturday, February 11, 1995 in Urania. He was the son of Dexter Savage and April Anglin. Dexter was employed as a roughneck in the oilfield industry. Services were held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, July 11, at Trout Creek Baptist Church in Good Pine with Rev. Baker officiating. Interment followed in the Belah Cemetery under direction of Kinner and Stevens Funeral Home of Jena. Survivors include his parents; sisters, Lexus Prudhomme (Kendal) and Alecia Velois; son, Dexter James Savage; and girlfriend, Charie Coke. Pallbearers were Vonte Wallace, Tyrome Brown, Harmon Clark, Chico Savage, Dustyn Thomas, and D’Andra Wallace.

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18
Jul

Rosemary Smith

Rosemary Lutrick Powell Smith, 81, of Jena, passed from this life at her residence on Monday, July 9, 2018. She was born Wednesday, September 30, 1936 in Jena, to the union of her parents, Curtis and Glaffey Dunn Lutrick. Services were held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, July 11, at East Jena Baptist Church with the Revs. Johnnie Phillips and Rick Feazell officiating. Interment followed in the Woodland Cemetery, east of Jena, under direction of Kinner and Stevens Funeral Home of Jena. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Fred F. Powell, Jr. and second husband, Edward O. Smith; her parents; a step-daughter, Wanda D. Smith; eight brothers, Pete Lutrick, Ray Lutrick, John Lutrick, Earl Lutrick, Albert Lutrick, James Lutrick, Mack Lutrick and Vernon Lutrick. Those left to cherish her memory are two sons, Fred Powell and wife Mildred and Jack Powell and wife Martha; two step-daughters.

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11
Jul

Alice P. St

Alice Pyles Strong, 99, of Delhi, went home to meet her Lord and Savior on Sunday, July 8, 2018, at the Deerfield Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was born September 21, 1918 in Bienville Parish to the union of her parents, John Pyles and Maude Smith Pyles. Services were held at 10 a.m., Tuesday, July 10, at the Dunn Baptist Church with the Revs. Bernard Duchesne, Jr. and Terry Slawson officiating. Interment followed in the Faith Memorial Park Cemetery, south of Delhi, under direction of Cox Funeral Home of Delhi. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Robert Harvey Strong; a son, Robert Earle Strong; two grandchildren, Tammie Slawson and Gene Strong; and seven siblings, Jasper Pyles, Mary Neal, Ethel Snowden, Agnes Holliday, Willie Lou Simmons, Henry Pyles and Ruby Lorraine Salters. She is survived by three children, James T.

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Jul

Mary L. Paulk

Mary L. Paulk, 96, passed from this life on Thursday, June 28, 2018, at the Oak Haven Community Care Center. She liked to travel. Services were held at 10 a.m., Saturday, June 30, at Magnolia Funeral Home in Alexandria with Rev. Roger Toney officiating. Interment followed in the Pine Grove Cemetery at Rhinehart under direction of Magnolia Funeral Home of Alexandria. She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Albert C. Paulk; two sisters; and five brothers. Those left to cherish her memory include her son, Lloyd Coldiron, Jr. and wife Mildred; grandson, Mark L. Coldiron; granddaughter, Stacey Coldiron Monk and husband Dean; and two great granddaughters, Rebecca Coldiron and Raygen Monk.

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