Obituaries

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Jimmie R. Haygood

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Jimmie Ruth Hooter Haygood, 68, of Lake Charles, and formerly of Enterprise and Columbia, left this earth for her heavenly home on Saturday, June 27, 2019 in Lake Charles after an extended illness.

She was born May 21, 1931 in Enterprise to the union of her parents, E. E. Hooter and Bessie Lambert Hooter.

Jimmie always had a heart for helping others. While her husband was alive, she worked alongside him in various ministries: Sunday school, nursing home ministry, local singing events. They also pastored Plum Grove Pentecostal Church and Burroughs Pentecostal Church.

After her husband passed away, she moved to Lake Charles, and continued her passion to work with the homebound as a private sitter and caregiver. She touched so many with her love and compassion. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

Graveside services were held at 10 a.m., Saturday, July 6, at the Old Catahoula Cemetery of Enterprise with Rev. Jason Paul officiating.

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10
Jul

Clara Lee Jackson

Clara “Clover” Lee Jackson, 67, departed this life on Sunday, June 23, 2019, at Southwest Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston, Texas.

She was born October 28, 1951 to her parents, Milton Green and Martha Bruce.

Clara accepted and confessed Christ as Lord at an early age at Greater St. John Baptist Church under the leadership of Rev. L. H. Harris.

Clara resided in St. Joseph until she relocated to Houston, in 2013.

Services were held at 11 a.m., Saturday, July 6, at Greater St. John Baptist Church with pastors Revs. Adrian Lundy and Sammie Guice, Jr. officiating.

She was preceded in death by her parents; siblings, Ruby Webb, Laura Humphries, Arthur Green, Milton Green, Jr., Ervin Green, Cherry Matthew, Martha Windon; and children, Michael Jackson and Demetria Brown.

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10
Jul

Bee Poole

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Bee Poole, 61, of Jonesville, passed from this life on Friday, June 28, 2019, in Olla.

She was born February 2, 1958 to the union of her parents, Eugene and Mary Bordelon.

Graveside services were held at 2 p.m., Sunday, June 30, at Andrews Cemetery of Aimwell with Rev. Dennis Baker officiating.

Interment followed under direction of Magnolia Funeral Home of Alexandria.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and siblings, Junior Bordelon, Mary Gene Keith, Randy Bordelon and Margaret Bordelon.

Those left to cherish her memory include her husband, Toby Poole of Jonesville; children, Nathan McBroom of Jonesville, Nikki Bignar of Monterey and Josh Bordelon and wife Amy of Jonesville; nine grandchildren; one great grandchild; sister, Linda Kirkham and husband Jeff of Olla; brothers, O.A. Bordelon and wife Louise of Grayson; and Robert Bordelon of Olla.

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10
Jul

H. Rafferd Lott

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Hardtner Rafferd Lott, 67, of Lafayette, and a native of LaSalle Parish, passed from this life on Sunday, June 30, 2019, in Tulane Medical Center in New Orleans surrounded by his loving family.

He was born March 14, 1952 to the union of his parents, Huey R. and Sylvia Davidson Lott, of the Zenoria-Georgetown area.

Affectionately known by most as Rafferd, he was a bright, and witty individual to all who knew him.

He spent his working life in the oilfield industry, where he started his off-shore work with Placid Oil Company. In 1978 he moved to Marathon Oil Company. He retired in 2014 after a successful career with Marathon Oil Company.

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10
Jul

Robert S. Rogers

Robert Stanley Rogers, 84, of Urania, passed from this life on Friday, June 26, 2019, at an Alexandria hospital from injuries he received in a traffic accident near Urania.

He was born September 11, 1934 at Urania to the union of his parents, John Wilson Rogers and Lois Caroline “Tootsie” Durham Rogers.

Graveside services were held at 10 a.m., Saturday, July 6, at the Urania Cemetery in Urania with the Revs. William Valentine and Richard Tull officiating.

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

Robert was preceded in death by his parents. Left to cherish his memory are his sister, Mary Jane Rogers Gingles of Logansport; his brother, Earl Rogers (Joann) of Grayson; two uncles, Clarence Durham of Jena and D. L. Durham of Urania; and a host of other family members and friends.

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03
Jul

Mavis E Randall

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Mavis E. Randall, 85, of Aimwell, entered eternal rest on Friday, June 28, 2019, at the LaSalle Nursing Home of Jena.

She was born May 12, 1934 to the union of her parents, Elic and Martha Weeks.

Mrs. Randall was a member of Aimoch Baptist Church in Aimwell, where she was a Sunday school teacher . She enjoyed sewing, quilting and working in her garden. She will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her.

Services were held at 11 a.m., Saturday, June 29, at Aimoch Baptist Church in the Aimoch Community with the Revs. Bobby McGuire and Donnie Stevenson officiating.

Interment followed in the Randall Cemetery near Aimwell under direction of Rush Funeral Home of Pineville.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, John Weeks; one sister, Barbara Ganey; one son, Charles Randall; and one grandson, Logan Randall.

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03
Jul

Robert S. Rogers

Robert S. Rogers, 84, of Urania, died Thursday morning, June 27, 2019, from injuries he sustained in a traffic accident on LA. 125 just north of Urania.

Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, July 6, at the Urania Cemetery under direction of Riser Funeral Home of Olla and Columbia.

A complete obituary was not available at press time but will be published in the next edition of your parish newspaper.

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03
Jul

Eddie Taylor

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A celebration of life was held for Eddie Taylor of West Monroe on July 1, 2019 at Griffin Funeral Home in West Monroe.

Eddie was born June 17, 1960 in West Monroe, and passed from this life on June 26, 2019, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident in Lake Providence. He was 59 years of age.

As many of Eddie’s friends have said, “To know Eddie was to love him… He was a gentle giant of a man, quite humble, with a willingness to help anyone in need, always with a smile on his face… Eddie was a sweet soul, soft spoken and kind… He was the salt of the earth and truly a giant among men.”

He enjoyed taking part in Renaissance Festivals and was a motorcycle enthusiast who made many road trips with dear friends. Eddie took great pride in his job and received numerous awards. He was employed by nexAir where he had worked for approximately 20 years.

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26
Jun

David B. Watkins

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David B. Watkins, 72, of Pineville, entered eternal rest on Friday, June 21, 2019 at his residence in Pineville, surrounded by his loving family.

David was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend. He lived for and dearly loved his family and his relationship with God. He was a wonderful man who always exemplified unconditional love.

He adored his grandchildren, bragged on them constantly, served his country in the United States Navy and loved “food”. He will be missed by those that loved and knew him.

Services were held at 10 a.m., Tuesday, June 25, in the chapel of Gallagher Funeral Home in Ball.

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Jun

Martha Sue Warwick

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Martha Sue Warwick, 68, of Jena, passed from this life on Monday, June 17, 2019.

She was born February 12, 1951 in Jena to the union of her parents, Drewitt Pritchard and Clara Brian Pritchard.

Services were held at 11 a.m., Thursday, June 20, at Shady Grove Pentecostal Church of Nebo with the Revs. Curtis Thornton, Joey Paul and Tyler Pritchard officiating.

Interment followed in the Pritchard Cemetery of Rhinehart under direction of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and one brother, Willie “Bill” Pritchard.

Those left to cherish in her memory include her husband, Lester Warwick of Jena; sons, Bill Warwick of Nebo, and Robert Warwick and wife Brittany of Trout; brother, Drewett Pritchard and wife Sarah of Nebo; sister, Laura Hutchins and husband Johnny of Jena; and grandchildren, Brylon Warwick and Nevaeh Warwick.

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