Obituaries

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20
Nov

Rowena D. McQueen

Rowena Dugan McQueen, 80, of Duncan, passed away Monday November 11, 2019, in Oklahoma City.

She was born in Lockport, Louisiana on September 11, 1939 to Norman and Nora Orgeron. She married Johnnie Dugan, Sr. and they made a life together for 35 years until his passing. She then married William “Dopey” McQueen.

Rowena earned her Licensed Practical Nursing degree and went to work for LaSalle Nursing Home in Jena, where she worked for over 30 years. Upon her retirement, she was the Assistant Administrator.

She enjoyed collecting cookbooks and trying new recipes out of those cookbooks. She enjoyed traveling especially motorcycle trips and when she could not ride anymore, she moved to the chase car and kept on going.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her two husbands; one son, Johnnie Dugan, Jr; two brothers, Irvin Orgeron and Joseph Orgeron; and one sister, Doris Gass.

Wed
20
Nov

Calla Marie Matthews

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Calla Marie Matthews, 23, of Urania, passed from this life on Saturday, November 16, 2019, from injuries she sustained in a traffic accident.

She was born November 6, 1996 in Monroe.

Calla was a loving mother, daughter, sister, and granddaughter. Her son was her world. She enjoyed art and was very talented. She also loved music, and loved hanging out with friends and family, and living life to the fullest.

Services will be held 2 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 20, at Zenoria Baptist Church in the Zenoria Community with Rev. Scott Smith officiating.

Interment will follow in the Chalk Hill Cemetery in the Little Creek Community under direction of Riser Funeral Home of Olla.

She was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Shelia and Terry Matthews, Sr. and maternal grandfather, Mike Fisher.

Wed
20
Nov

Hubert Evan Adams

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Hubert Evan Adams, 93, of Sikes, passed from this life on Saturday, November 16, 2019, at the Winn Parish Medical Center in Winnfield.

He was born August 26, 1926 at Sikes to the union of his parents, Joseph Egbert Adams and Myra Ola Johnson Adams.

Mr. Adams was a lifelong resident of Winn Parish, and a faithful member, deacon and treasurer of Shady Grove Baptist Church. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He married the love of his life LaVerne Gough in 1949 and they spent seventy years as man and wife. Mrs. Adams preceded him in death earlier this year.

Services will be held Wednesday, Nov. 20, from the Olla chapel of Riser Funeral Home with Rev. Terry Bartley officiating.

Interment will follow in the Shady Grove Cemetery of Sikes under direction of Riser Funeral Home of Olla.

In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents, and a number of brothers and sisters.

Wed
13
Nov

Woodie Clayton Watson

Woodie Clayton Watson, 64, of Jena, passed away on Friday, November 8, 2019, at the Jena Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Jena.

Graveside services were held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at Woodland Cemetery, just east of Jena, with Bro. Zach Wells officiating.

Interment followed under the direction of Magnolia Funeral Home of Alexandria.

Those left to cherish his memory include his brother, Herbert Gray Watson; sister, Betty Ann Gunter; brother-in-law, Dewayne Gunter; great niece, Lacie Janelle Bartley; two nephews, William Bartley and Jeffery Bartley; and one niece, Sharmine Bartley.

Wed
13
Nov

Olga “Lisa” Rieman

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Olga “Lisa” Elizabeth Rieman, 57, of Trout, passed from this life on Monday, November 4, 2019.

She was born May 26, 1962 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

Memorial services were held Friday, Nov. 8, at Searcy Baptist Church of Trout with Rev. Steve Jensen officiating.

Arrangements were under direction of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena.

She was preceded in death by her father, Pablo Hugo Espaillat; and brother, Pablo Espaillat.

Those left to cherish in her memory include her sons, Jose David Holquin of Santo Domingo, Anthony Edward Rieman, and Christopher Scott Rieman, both of Trout; daughter, Ashly Elizabeth Rieman of Indiana; mother, Olga Llinas Espaillat of Fort Lauderdale, FL; brothers, Hugo Cesar Espaillat, Louis Homero Espaillat, Hugo Heckly Espaillat, Victor Hugo Espaillat, and Paulo DiValdi; and sisters, Jaqueline Espaillat, Jeannette Espaillat, and Angelina Espaillat.

Wed
13
Nov

Marjorie O. Cotten

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Marjorie Octavia Cotten, 80, of the Nickel community, passed from this life on Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at her residence, surrounded by her loving family after a courageous battle with breast cancer.

She was born October 29, 1939, in Jonesville, to the union of her parents, Hettie and Alfred Smith

Octavia was the oldest of the six children, and graduated from Block High School in 1957. She worked in various capacities in the Jonesville area including secretary at Patton Building and Welding, clerk at Hobson 5 & Dime, Brooks Drugs, QC inspector at Collins Radio in Dallas, TX and Home Health Assistant in the Jonesville area before her retirement.

She was an active member of the Cornerstone Apostolic Church of Olla at the time of her death.

Services were held Friday, Nov. 8, at 12-noon at Cornerstone Apostolic Church in the Aimoch Community with the Revs. Dan Mc-Clure, Chaney and R. V. Couch officiating.

Wed
13
Nov

In loving memory of our father, Mommy’s Late Husband, Grandpa and Pastor Rev. Ernest Johnson, Sr.

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We miss you Daddy… it’s been 20 years since you closed your eyes and left this earth. God called you home so suddenly, a part of us went away when you left. Daddy, you are absent from your body but your spirit is still with us, you are in our home and in the pulpit. You fought a good fight and you have finished your race. You will never be forgotten and you will forever be missed and will always be loved. We will meet again on the other side. Rest in Peace Daddy.

Missing and loving you, Rose, Yvette, Trina, Ernest Jr., Josh, Bre, Xavien, EJ, Antwone, Ashton and Antioch Baptist Church

Wed
13
Nov

Marty J. Chapman

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Marty Joe Chapman, 63, of Olla, passed from this life on Friday, November 8, 2019, at the Christus St. Frances Cabrini Medical Center in Alexandria. He was born July 17, 1956 in Wisner to the union of his parents, Willie “Chat” Chapman and Agnes Winnona “Nona” Cocker Chapman. Marty loved to work in his yard and loved anything to do with his granddaughters. Services were held at 2 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 10, from the Olla chapel of Riser Funeral Home with Rev. Denver McBroom officiating. Interment followed in the Wilbanks Cemetery near Summerville under direction of Riser Funeral Home of Olla. He was preceded in death by his parents; and his sister Donna Kay Elliott. Left to cherish a lifetime of memories are his daughter, Christi Estis (Chad) of Olla; his brothers, W. C. Chapman (Jane) and Mark Chapman; and a host of nieces and nephews; and his beloved granddaughters, Carli, Cammie, Callie and Catelyn.

Wed
13
Nov

“Nell” Cox Adams

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Nelline “Nell” Cox Adams, 72, of Urania, passed from this life to begin life anew on Tuesday, November 5, 2019, at the Christus St. Frances Cabrini Medical Center in Alexandria following an extended illness.

She was born October 9, 1947 at Hernando, Mississippi, to the union of her parents, Charles Noel Cox and Vergie Pepper Cox.

Nell lived her life as a Christian and was an active member of Restoration Church and had served as church secretary for over forty years.

Nelline loved quilting, flowers and flower gardening and cooking. She loved and adored her family and to know her was to love her. She will be truly missed by her family and friends alike. Services were held at 10 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 9, from the sanctuary of Restoration Church in Tullos (formerly Tullos United Pentecostal Church) with the Revs. Jared Miller and Floyd Temple, Jr. officiating.

Wed
06
Nov

“Gene” Thompson

“Gene” Thompson

Willie Eugene “Gene” Thompson, 85, of Jena, passed from this life on Wednesday, October 30, 2019.

He was born October 11, 1935 in Walters to the union of his parents, Grover Cleveland Thompson and Carrie Elizabeth Robertson Thompson.

Services were held at 10 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 2, at Whitehall United Pentecostal Church in Whitehall with Rev. Joey Paul, Clovis Gibson and Tommy Lowe officiating.

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

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Joan Gary Thompson; second wife, Frances Neal Thompson; long time companion, Reba Jones; his parents; son, Ronnie Thompson; daughter, Kathy Garsee; and sister, Carole Gibson.

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