Obituaries

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Veronica Renee Parrott

Veronica Renee Parrott

Veronica “Vonnie” Renee Parrott, 60, of Jena, passed from this life on Friday, August 7, 2020.

She was born November 9, 1959 in Honolulu, Hawaii to the union of her parents, Bud and Ann Nugent. Services were held

Services were held at 2 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 9, at Zenoria Baptist Church at Zenoria with the Revs. Mark Breland and Joel Johnson officiating.

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

She was preceded in death by her parents; granddaughter, Tristen Bodie; and brothers, J.R. Carter and baby brother Isaac. Those left to cherish in her memory include

Those left to cherish in her memory include her longtime companion, Tony Vernich; sons, Dale Parrott, and Joey Parrott; daughter, LeAnn Parrott; brother, Billy Don Nugent; sisters, Teresa Robinson, D.D. Stamper, and Cindy Barber; and 13 grandchildren.

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Billie Jean Neathery

Billie Jean Neathery

Billie Jean Smith Neathery, 89, of Olla, passed peacefully from this world on Wednesday August 12, 2020, surrounded by her loving family in her home in Olla.

She was born Wednesday, June 24, 1931 to the union of Loyd Sikes and Annie Killingsworth, both of Louisiana.

Ms. Billie worked most of her career in the school cafeteria. Her passions included traveling, bowling, sewing, crafting, growing flowers, and cooking, last but not least was her family. She was loved and loved her family very much.

Services were held at 2 p.m., Saturday, August 15, at First Baptist Church in Olla with Rev. Johnnie Phillips officiating.

Interment followed in the Olla Cemetery under direction of Kinner and Stevens Funeral Home of Jena.

She was preceded in death by her parents; first husband, James O. Smith; husband, Reginald Neathery; brothers, George A. Sikes, Travis G. Sikes, and Kenneth Sikes; and sister, Shirley Sikes Cook.

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Wince Morris, Jr.

Wince Morris, Jr.

Wince Morris, Jr., 87, of Jonesville, passed from this life on Saturday, August 15, 2020 at the Riverland Medical Center in Ferriday.

A proud veteran and survivor of the Korean War, Wince loved hunting, mowing, and spending time with family.

Services were held at 12-noon on Tuesday, Aug. 18, at Wallace Ridge Baptist Church in the Wallace Ridge Community near Jonesville with Rev. Jack Crane officiating.

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

He was preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Lula Morris.

Those left to cherish his memory include his son, Rickey Morris of Jonesville; grandson, Chad Morris and wife Mindy of Monterey; granddaughter, Tia and Cole Neal of Jonesville; great grandchildren, Ryder Grace and Saylor Morris, Chandler Burgess and Amelia Neal.

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Jerry L. Meadows, Sr.

Jerry L. Meadows, Sr.

Jerry Louis Meadows, Sr., 79, of Jena, passed from this life on Wednesday, August 12, 2020, at the Rapides Regional Medical Center in Alexandria.

He was born December 25, 1940 in Phillips, Texas, to the union of his parents, Louis Wilson “Dick” Meadows and Clella Mae “Sis” Landers Meadows.

Services were held at 10 a.m., Tuesday, Aug. 18, at Christ Temple Pentecostal Church in Jena with the Revs. Zack Wells and Dan McClure officiating.

Interment followed in the Belah Cemetery in the Belah Community under direction of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Eddie Bob Meadows, Sr.; sister, Dickie Ann Meadows Massie; and brother-in-law, Brenard Eugene Massie.

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Elizabeth ‘Liz’ McCann

Elizabeth ‘Liz’ McCann

Elizabeth “Liz” McCann, 76, of Searcy, passed from this life on Friday, August 14, 2020.

She was born September 11, 1943 in Trout.

Liz was a trusted beautician for 56 years and loved spending time with her family and friends.

Services were held at 2 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 16, at Searcy Baptist Church with the Revs. Tim Norris and Steve Jones officiating.

Graveside services followed in the Mt. Sinai Cemetery in the Mt. Sinai Community with Rev. Steve Jensen officiating.

Interment was under direction of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Johnny Henry McCann; and parents, Joseph “Lonnie” Jones and Wilma “Bernice” Francis Jones.

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John L. Kendrick

John L. Kendrick

John Lester Kendrick, 73, of the Belah Community, claimed his eternal reward, after a long and courageous battle, on Friday August 14, 2020.

He was born November 11, 1946 to the union of John Howard Kendrick and Myrtle Marie Bradford, both of Jena.

John was a sportsman who loved hunting and fishing, RVing with his family, tinkering with automobiles, and absolutely loved his family.

He was an accomplished man, holding a college degree from Louisiana Tech, he was a Respiratory Therapist and the first registered polysomnography technician at St. Francis Cabrini. He was also a proud veteran having served his country in the United States Air Force.

Services to honor his life were held at 10 a.m., Tuesday, Aug. 18, at Fellowship Baptist Church in the Belah Community, concluding with an interment at the Belah Cemetery.

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John Harvey Evans

John Harvey Evans, 86, of Jena, passed from this life on Tuesday, August 11, 2020, in his home surrounded by his loving family.

He was born September 17, 1933 in Henderson, Texas, to the union of Mike Evans and Edith Stone, both of Jena.

John worked as a steel worker. He was a veteran and a college graduate.

Graveside services were held at 10 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 15, in the Jena Cemetery, east of Jena, with Revs. Larry Chapman and Michael Evans officiating.

Interment followed under direction of Kinner and Stevens Funeral Home of Jena.

He is survived by his daughter, Terry Beaubouef (Ronald), Sheran Jean Day (David) of Texas, and Bobby Wade of Houston, TX; grandchildren, Rebecca Sullivan, Chris Sullivan, and Dallas Edwards, all of Jena; one brother, Rev. Michael Evans (Betty) of Alexandria; and one son-in-law, Daina Edwards.

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Mandy Ewing

Mandy Ewing

Gabrielle LaManda “Mandy” Ewing, 41, of Jonesville, passed from this life on Saturday, August 8, 2020.

She was born Tuesday, March 6, 1979 to the union of her parents, Delane Alger Ewing and Derwin Ewing.

Mandy was loved by so many! She loved singing more than anything and sounded like an angel but she also enjoyed fishing and spending time with her babies. If you ask anyone she worked with they will tell you she was one of the best nurses you could imagine. She always made sure she was dressed to the 9’s. She truly did love Jesus with all her heart and had a heart of gold.

Services were held at 1 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 13, at Sandy Lake Pentecostal Church in the Sandy Lake Community of Catahoula Parish, with the Revs. Joel Ford, Jimmy Masters, and Louis Green officiating.

Interment followed in the Heard Cemetery at Manifest under direction of Magnolia Funeral Home of Alexandria.

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Nancy P. Dillard

Nancy P. Dillard

Nancy P. Dillard, of Harahan, Louisiana passed away on August 6, 2020 at St. Frances Cabrini Hospital in Alexandria at the age of 91.

She was the only child born to the late James and Ida Ray Dillard in Jena, on Friday, October 13, 1928.

Nancy loved her family and enjoyed traveling, playing bingo, taking bus trips to the casino, crawfish, Cajun and country music, playing cards, and crocheting. She faithfully attended church at Christ Anglican Church in Metairie.

Services were held at 1 p.m., Friday, August 14, in the chapel of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena with Rev. Robert Duke officiating.

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

She was preceded in death by her daughter, Nita Dukes Froelich; and grandson, Jeffrey Brice Dukes.

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Isaac “Buck” Collins

Isaac “Buck” Collins, 80, of Nebo, passed from this life on Sunday, August 16, 2020, three days shy of his 81st birthday.

He was born Saturday, August 19, 1939.

Graveside services were held at 11 a.m., Monday, Aug. 17, at the Collins Family Cemetery on Cannon Road of Jena.

No other information was available at press time on Monday.

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