Obituaries

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Bertha Evans Morace

Bertha Evans Morace, of Jena, passed from this life on Tuesday, February 5, 2019, at the age of 102.

She was born to Alexander Steven Evans and Hattie Lee Oma Gibson on December 30, 1916 in the Rogers Community.

She was married to Charlie Wellman Morace from 1933 until his death in 1994.

Mrs. Morace was preceded in death by her brothers, Lonnie Evans, John Evans, Edgar Evans, and C. W. Bonds; her sisters, Martha Evans, and Lula Shadow; her sons, Paul Raymond Morace and Alex Morace; and grandsons, Andy Lemoine and Michael Lemoine.

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Walterine Durham

Walterine Brewton Durham of Jena passed from this life on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at her residence in Jena.

She was a lifelong resident of the area, and spent her working career as a Dietician Nutritionist at the Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center in Pineville.

She was an active member of the First Baptist Church of Jena, where she taught children’s Sunday School for over 40 years. She possessed a great love for children. She was a great lover of nature, and continued to help family and friends with proper diet after her retirement.

Those left to cherish her memory and mourn her loss is her daughter, Naylyn Dill and husband Jerry.

She was preceded in death by her parents, William Walter and Sadie Smith Brewton; one brother, William Walter (W.W.) Brewton, Jr; and sister-in-law, Aliene Ganey Brewton.

A private family graveside service was held at 10 a.m., Friday, February 15, under the direction of Kinner and Stevens Funeral Home of Jena.

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Alma Rae Beasley

Alma Rae Beasley, 86, of Deville, passed from this life on Tuesday, February 12, 2019, at her home.

She was born Friday, November 11, 1932.

Services were held at 10 a.m., Friday, Feb. 15, at Pisgah Baptist Church in Manifest with Rev. Terry Doughty officiating.

Interment followed in the Oak Grove Cemetery near Rhinehart under direction of Magnolia Funeral Home of Alexandria.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Caughey Web Beasley; and two brothers, Lank Estes and Lemuel Estes.

Survivors include her three sisters, Shirley Ford, Sarah Wayne Luttrull and Mary Loustalot; two children, Catherine Evans and Janice Huffman; five grandchildren, Alexander Pantiledes, Anastasia Pantiledes-Ikeda, Jonathan Web Wiley, “Little Gerald” Huffman, II, and Jill Nugent; and six great grandchildren, Malorie Huffman, “Ty” Gerald Huffman, III, Mia Huffman, Eli Nugent, Levi Nugent, and Easton Glen Wiley.

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Theresa M. Hopkins

Theresa Marlene Hopkins, 63, of Alexandria, and formerly of Jena, passed from this life on Tuesday, February 12, 2019, at her home.

She was a loving mother, daughter, sister and caregiver, who will be missed dearly.

Memorial services celebrating her life was held at 6 p.m., Friday, Feb. 15, in the chapel of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home in Alexandria with Rev. Tony Ganey officiating.

She was preceded in death by her father, Charles Bruce Ganey.

Those left to cherish her memory include her daughter, Jessica Hopkins; mother, Sybil Ford; and sister, Jaquita Diane Parrino and husband Chuck.

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Ann Zeagler Hawkins

Clara Ann Zeagler Hawkins, 69, of Jena, passed from this life on Monday, February 11, 2019 in the LaSalle Nursing Home of Jena.

She was born July 17, 1949, in Summerville to the union of her parents, Luther Miron and Clara Maude Zeagler.

Ann was an avid gardener and loved crafts of all types. She was known by all for her kindness and sweet personality.

Services were held at 1 p.m., Friday, Feb. 15, in the chapel of Kinner and Stevens Funeral Home in Jena with Rev. Tommy Sanson officiating.

Interment followed in the Summerville Baptist Church Cemetery under direction of Kinner and Stevens Funeral Home of Jena.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bryant Hawkins; her parents; and two brothers, Carl Zeagler and David Zeagler.

Those left to cherish her memory and mourn her loss are her son, Zachary Kraft and wife Kacy of Sterlington; two brothers, Dick Zeagler and wife Mattie of Jena, and Jerry Zeagler of Summerville.

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Mary L. Chisolm

Mary LouElla Cloud Chisolm, 89, of Urania, received her heavenly wings on Friday, February 15, 2019.

She was born May 18, 1929 to the union of her parents, James and Nettie Cloud.

Mary was a beloved member of the community and loved by all who knew her. She spent her life working at Burger Barn. She worked numerous places and created friendships that have lasted a lifetime. She will be deeply missed by all who knew her and loved her.

Services were held at 2 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 17, at the First United Methodist Church of Urania with Rev. Aaron Carpenter officiating.

Interment followed in the Urania Cemetery under direction of Riser Funeral Home of Olla.

She was preceded in death by her parents;  her brothers:, Richard Cloud, Arthur Cloud, Jessie Cloud, and Clifford Cloud; sister, Melissa Cloud Weaver; grandson, Robert Earl Duff; and son-inlaw, Gene Pontiff.

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Gloria Jean Ainsworth

Gloria Jean Ainsworth passed from this life on Friday, February 15, 2019, in Lake Charles, surrounded by her loving family.

Gloria was a bright spirited soul as witnessed by all who knew her. She had a great love for her family and grandchildren. She enjoyed gardening and raising flowers in her spare time. She spent many years in the Health Care profession during her working career.

Services were held at 10 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 19, in the chapel of Kinner and Stevens Funeral Home with the Revs. Marcus Wade and Kirk Mayo officiating.

Interment followed in the Squires Cemetery near Summerville under direction of Kinner and Stevens, Inc. of Jena.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Jay Dee and Ella Agness Ainsworth; and her husband, Fred Ainsworth.

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Fritz Sagdahl

Quentin “Fritz” Francis Sagdahl, 88, of Tullos, passed from this life on Sunday, January 13, 2019 at Hardtner Medical Center in Urania.

He was born October 30, 1930 to the union of Emil and Eleanor Olson Sagdahl of Furguson Falls, Minnesota.

Quentin was a graduate of Furguson Falls High School class of 1949. After high school, he attended vocational trade school and spent his working career as a welder in the petroleum industry.

He served his country as an Airman in the Untied States Air Force, receiving an honorable discharge December 28, 1953.

Quentin served for twelve years as a councilman for the town of Tullos, Louisiana.

He will certainly be missed by all who knew him.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Sunday, February 17, 2019, at the Tullos First Baptist Church.

Arrangements are under direction of Kinner and Stevens Funeral Home of Jena.

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Mike Pritchard

Michael “Mike” Walter Pritchard, 62, of Jena, passed from this life on Sunday, February 3, 2019.

He was born April 13, 1956 in Archie.

Services were held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 6, from the chapel of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena with the Revs. Terry Doughty and Johnny Porter officiating.

Interment followed in the Pritchard Cemetery at Rhinehart under direction of Hixson Brothers, Inc. of Jena.

He was preceded in death by his father, Gove Alberta Pritchard; mother, Sarah Jane Hanes; and brothers, Timothy Pritchard, Oggie Pritchard, and George Pritchard.

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Bertha Loread Morace

Bertha Loread Morace, 102, of Jena, passed from this life on Tuesday, February 5, 2019.

She was born December 30, 1916 in Rodgers.

Services were held at 1 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 9, in the chapel of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena with Rev. Mike Evans officiating.

Interment followed in the Dewey Cemetery of Jena under direction of Hixson Brothers, Inc. of Jena.

She was preceded in death by her father, Alexander Steven Evans of Catahoula Parish; mother, Hattie Leeoma Gibson of Jackson, LA; brothers, Lonnie Evans of Trout, Edgar Evans of Jena, John Evans, and CW Bonds; sisters, Lula Shadow of Jena, and Martha Evans; sons, Paul Raymond Morace of Ruston, and Alex Morace; and grandsons, Andy Lemoine and Michael Lemoine.

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