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Clyde Duane Wyant

Clyde D. Wyant, 79, of Columbia, passed from this life on Thursday, August 17, 2017, at the Caldwell Memorial Hospital in Columbia following an extended illness.

He was born February 8, 1938, in Caldwell Parish to the union of his parents, Henry Denius Wyant and Amy Cassells Wyant.

Clyde was a commercial fisherman most of his life and a carpenter. He was a member of Holum Baptist Church.

Services were held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 19, from the chapel of Riser Funeral Home in Columbia with the Revs. Shane Duke and Mark London officiating.

Interment followed in the Rosefield Cemetery at Rosefield under direction of Riser Funeral Home of Columbia.

He was preceded in death by his parents; son-in-law, Carl Bustin; and by his siblings, Little Henry Wyant, H. D. Wyant, Earl Wyant, Maloy Wyant, Benji Wyant and Verina McKee.

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Mary Louise Wilson

Mary Louise Wilson, 76, of the Belah Community, passed from this life early Sunday morning, August 20, 2017 at her home.

She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith.

Services were held at 10 a.m., Tuesday, Aug. 22, at Fellowship Baptist Church with the Revs. Randy Ray and Mike Devillier officiating.

Interment followed in the Magnolia Cemetery in the Magnolia Community south of Nebo under direction of Kinner and Stevens Funeral Home of Jena.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles Frank and Elouise Augustas Pender Kirl; a daughter, Donna Lynn Sharp; and a brother, Gene Kirl.

Those left to cherish her memories include her husband, Johnny Albert Wilson; daughters, Wanda Price, Debbie Craft and husband DeWayne and Brenda Bradford; three step children, Michell Wilson, Johnny Lynn and Harol Wilson; sister, Ann Pritchard and husband Shelby; brother, T. W. Kirl; 19 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren.

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Patricia Ann Spikes

Patricia Ann “Pat” Spikes, 72, of Columbia, passed from this life on Friday, August 18, 2017, at her home with loving friends and family around her.

She was born June 17, 1945 in Columbia.

She was retired from Columbia Elementary School, and was a member of Grace Baptist Church in Grayson. She loved gardening and her grandchildren very much, and she loved sitting on her porch, rocking and watching hummingbirds.

Services were held at 10 a.m., Monday, Aug. 21, from the chapel of Riser Funeral Home in Columbia with Bro. Ken Evans officiating.

Interment followed in the Columbia Hill Cemetery under direction of Riser Funeral Home of Columbia.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Bo Spikes; her mother, Kathleen Murphy; her father, Herman Murphy and wife Marietta.

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Bobbie Nell Posey

Bobbie Nell Posey, 82, of Aimwell, passed from this life on Thursday, August 17, 2017, at her home in Aimwell.

She was born March 28, 1935 in Harrisonburg to the union of parents, Bryant and Nellie Doyle Ford.

Mrs. Posey retired after 30 years of driving a school bus for Catahoula Parish School System. She enjoyed fishing and caught fish when no one else could. She enjoyed spending time with her family and kids, and was a homemaker for 65 years. She loved to joke, pick and find humor in everything.

She loved the Lord and was a faithful member of Aimwell Pentecostal Church and New Life Pentecostal Church for most of her life.

Services were held at 2 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 20, at the New Life Pentecostal Church near Manifest with the Revs. David Poole, Craig James and Johnnie Phillips officiating.

Interment followed in the Posey Cemetery in Aimwell under direction of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena.

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Ginger Worthington

Ginger Denise Worthington, 35, of Houston, Texas, passed from this life unexpectedly on Wednesday, August 9, 2017 in Houston.

She was a graduate of Jena High School and the daughter of Melvin and Coral Worthington of Jena.

A wake will be held from 5 to 8 p.m., Friday, Aug. 18, at Hixson Brothers Funeral Home in Jena.

Services will be held at 12-noon, Saturday, Aug. 19, at the First Baptist Church in Jena.

Interment will follow in the Webster Cemetery in Good Pine under direction of Hixson Brothers, Inc. of Jena.

A full obituary will be published in next week’s edition of this newspaper.

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Elton Ray Pardue

Elton Ray Pardue, 68, of Georgetown, passed away on Thursday, July 27, 2017 at his residence following an extended illness.

He was born October 15, 1948 at Chatham.

Elton Ray served in the United States Army in the 101st Airborne division having served in Vietnam and Germany. He was also a truck driver.

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Elmer D. Palmer, Sr.

Elmer Davis Palmer, Sr., 76, of Grayson, passed from this life on Wednesday, August 9, 2017, at University Health in Shreveport.

He was born May 24, 1941 in Enterprise to the union of his parents, Oscar Leonard and Geneva Leggett Palmer.

Elmer loved the outdoors and enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was a commercial fisherman but he didn’t just fish for a living, he fished for fun too. Regardless of what he was doing you could always find him with his faithful pup, Misty, at his side. He will be greatly missed by his loving family and many friends.

Services were held at 2 p.m., Aug. 13, at the chapel of Riser Funeral Home in Columbia with Rev. Shane Duke officiating.

Interment followed in the Welcome Home Cemetery, east of Grayson, under direction of Riser Funeral Home of Columbia.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his son, Donnie Davis Palmer; daughter, Lisa Palmer; brother, Leonard Marvin Palmer; and best friend, Duey Baum.

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Billy McPherson Sr.

Billy Ray McPherson, Sr., 82, of Jena, passed from this life on Saturday, August 12, 2017, at his residence.

He was born March 17, 1935 in Hebert to the union of his parents, Herman and Dottie Brown McPherson.

Billy served his country for three years in Korea while serving in the United States Army. He was a self-employed electrician.

Services were held at 2 p.m., Monday, Aug. 14, in the chapel of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena with Rev. Joel Johnson officiating.

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

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Melvin McPherson, Roy McPherson, Richard McPherson, and Charlie McPherson; and a sister, Lucille Lowe.

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Bill Marshall

Allen Monroe “Bill” Marshall, 84, of Harrisonburg, passed from this life on Monday, August 7, 2017, in Jonesville.

He was born November 10, 1932 in Bay County, Florida to Willie Monroe “Bill” and Ruby Odom Marshall.

Bill was a member of Harrisonburg First Baptist Church. He retired from McDermott, Inc. after working 35 years as a boat captain.

Bill served two years in the U.S. Army, spending most of those years in Korea. He was also a member of Harrisonburg Lodge 110 F&AM since 1973.

Graveside services were held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 9th, at Heard Cemetery in Manifest with Revs. Robert Bradley and David Mitchell officiating.

Burial will follow under the direction of Young’s Funeral Home-Jonesville.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, James Marshall, Bascom Marshall, and Herman Marshall; and one sister, Edna Jean.

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Christie Beth Kilgore

Christie Beth Kilgore, 47, of Trout, passed from this life on Thursday, August 10, 2017, from injuries sustained in a traffic accident near Georgetown.

She was born July 17, 1970 in Orange, Texas.

Christie was employed by the State of Louisiana as a supervisor for the Department of Children and Family Services. She was a member of the Belah United Pentecostal Church and was a Sunday school teacher and secretary of the Ladies Ministry.

She loved to bake, crochet, decorate, craft, and loved puzzles and made the best pancakes ever.

Services were held at 2 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 13 in the chapel of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena with the Revs. David Hutchinson and Daren Smith officiating.

Interment followed in the Tidwell Landing Cemetery in Sharptown under direction of Hixson Brothers, Inc. of Jena.

She was preceded in death by her granddaughter, Ayla Breeland; and her father, Robert Bigner.

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