Obituaries

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Billy "Spooky" Reeder

Billy “Spooky” Reeder

Billy Eugene “Spooky” Reeder, Sr, 66, of Jena, passed away on Friday, January 31, 2020.

He was born October 6, 1953 to Corbett and Jessie Reeder.

Spooky was an avid hunter and fisherman who loved being outdoors, and was a member of the Air Force and a Master Mason. He retired from the VA Medical Center after 25 years and spent the remainder of his time with family.

Services were held at 2 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 6 at Summerville Baptist Church, with Rev. Jesse Henderson, officiating.

Interment followed in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery near Jena under direction of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena.

He was preceded in death by his father, Corbett Reeder and mother, Jessie Boyd Reeder; his grandchildren, Taylor (Nikki) Poole, and Billy Eugene (Trey) Reeder III; his brothers, John Reeder and Russell Reeder.

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Naymond E. Purdion, Sr.

Naymond E. Purdion, Sr.

Naymond Earl Purdion, Sr., 49, of Jonesville, passed from this life on Thursday, January 23, 2020.

He was born December 18, 1970.

Services were held at 1 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 8, at Pentecostals of Jonesville with Rev. Bruce Lofton and Pastor Bobby Curtis officiating.

Interment followed in the Pritchard Cemetery of Harisonburg under direction of Magnolia Funeral Home of Alexandria.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Ruthie May Thomas; father, Coy James Purdion; sister, Karen Wilson; and brother, Raymond Purdion.

Those left to cherish his memory are his children, Kathleen Seals, Naymond Purdion, Jr., Amber Purdion, Jessica Ballance and Heather Purdion; grandchildren, Ethan Holomon, Grace Purdion, Josh Holomon, Oliva Purdion, Ryan Ballance, Hope Holomon, Holly Ballance, Ashley Little and Johnathan Little; and ex-wife, Cynthia Collier.

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Mae Elizabeth Joy

Mae Elizabeth Joy

Mae Elizabeth Joy, 85, of the Rhinehart Community, passed from this life on Thursday, Feburary 6, 2020, in her residence surrounded by her loving family.

She was born January 6, 1935 in Jena to the union of her parents, Bennie L. and Beulah Jeter Coon.

Ms. Mae was a bright spirited soul that enjoyed life and certainly loved the Lord.

She spent her working career in the Dietary Field of LaSalle Parish School System. She enjoyed reading the Bible, as she had read it through many times, her cat, and certainly her family. She was an individual that loved everyone. She will be greatly missed by all who opportunity to meet her.

Services were held at 10 a.m., Tuesday, February 11, at Christ Temple Pentecostal Church in Jena with the Revs. Zach Wells, Bryan Taylor, Larry Chapman, and Lamar Joy officiating.

Interment followed in the Pine Grove Cemetery of Rhinehart under direction of Kinner and Stevens Funeral Home of Jena.

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Lanual Dale Evans

Lanual Dale Evans, 70, of Jonesville, passed from this life on Tuesday, November 19, 2019.

He was born February 3, 1949 in Ferriday to the union of his parents, Albert Pete Evans and Enola Arthur Evans.

Dale was a retired E3 Veteran of the United States Army from 1969-1971 and recipient of The Purple Heart and Oak Leaf Cluster for his services in Vietnam. He worked as a Mechanic at Windham Chevrolet for 28 years, and enjoyed hunting, fishing, and watching LSU and Saints football.

Services were held at 2 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 21, in the chapel of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home in Jena with Rev. Mickey Hudnall and Tommy Phillips officiating.

Interment with full military honors followed in the Heard Cemetery at Manifest under direction of Hixson Brothers, Inc. of Jena.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Tommy Joe Evans; and sister, Helen Bradford Viola.

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Lloyd J. Broussard

Lloyd James Broussard, 75, of Trout, passed from this life on Tuesday, February 4, 2020.

He was born July 7, 1944 in Port Arthur, Texas to the union of his parents, Nelson Joseph Broussard and Hilda Lemaire Broussard.

Services were held at 2 p.m., Friday, Feb. 7, in the chapel of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home with Father Jason Gootee officiating.

Those left to cherish in his memory include his wife, Lucy LaCroix Broussard of Trout; daughters, Lori Broussard Saucier of Church Point, Millisa Watson of Trout, Pamela Sharp of Trout, and April Mann of Livingston, TX; brother, Floyd Broussard of Port Neches, TX; ten grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.

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Shelton Miles

Shelton Miles

Shelton “Buddy” Miles, 79, passed from this life on Friday, January 24, 2020.

He was born December 9, 1940, to the union of Robert Miles, Sr. and Hortense Smith.

Buddy joined Starlight Baptist Church at an early age. After Starlight dissolved, he moved his membership to Harmonia Missionary Baptist Church. He attended school at Good Pine High School and also attended Grambling State University.

He was employed at Louisiana Pacific until his retirement in 1997.

Homegoing services were held at 12-noon on Saturday, Feb. 1 at Harmonia Missionary Baptist Church, Woodyard Road, in Olla, Rev. Clarence J. Reese, Sr., pastor, and Bishop Darrell D. Luther, officiant.

Interment followed in the Oak Forest Cemetery of Olla with final arrangements entrusted to King’s Funeral Home of Ruston.

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Nickie Lenn Terrell

Nickie Lenn Terrell, 86, of Jena, passed from this life on Tuesday, January 28, 2020.

He was born September 5, 1933 in Zenoria to the union of his parents, Ernest Terrell and Clara White Terrell.

Mr. Terrell was employed by the Town of Jena for five years, and also worked as a plumber, painter, carpenter, butcher and spent some time working in the oilfield.

Graveside services were held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 1, in the Jena Cemetery, east of Jena, with Rev. Steve Jenkins officiating.

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

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ola Jane Lyday Terrell; his parents; brothers, Herman “Buster” Terrell, Jimmy Terrell, and Bobby “PeeWee” Terrell; sisters, Melba Jean Francis, Bernice Stoneman, and Marie Bruney.

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Irma Dean McGuffee

Irma Dean McGuffee

Irma Dean ‘Baba Dee” Eubanks McGuffee, 89, of Enterprise, passed from this life to her heavenly home on Thursday, January 30, 2020, at Riverside Hospital in Alexandria.

She was born June 14, 1930 at Enterprise to the union of her parents, Pearl and William Oscar Eubanks.

First Peter 3 speaks of the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which in God’s sight is very precious. Baba Dee was the picture of a gentle quiet spirit. To know her was to love her and she showed love to everyone she met. She met her true love early in life.

Dee and Doc were married 54 years, setting an example for all the generations to follow. Baba Dee loved her kids, grandkids, great-grandkids and was very excited when her great-great-granddaughter was born.

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Rose Maxey

Rosalie T. “Mrs. Rose” Maxey, 68, of Dry Prong, and a native of Urania, passed from this life on Friday, Jan. 24, 2020 at her residence in Dry Prong.

She was born September 1, 1951 in Urania.

Graveside services were held at 10 a.m., Monday, Jan. 27, at Liberty Chapel Cemetery of Williana with Rev. Joe Johnson officiating.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Annie Mae Bass.

Those left to cherish her memory include her husband of 51 years, John Maxey of Dry Prong; son, Brian Maxey of Seattle, WA; brother, Jerry Bass and wife Janice of Jena; cousins, Jean Aycock and Margaret Poplin of Olive Branch, MS; and a host of extended family and friends.

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Stewart P. Hardie

Stewart P. Hardie

Stewart Payne Hardie, 48, of Jonesville, passed from this life on Thursday, January 30, 2020.

He was born August 20, 1971.

Stewart was a man of many traits and lived life to the fullest.

Services were held at 1 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 1, at Utility Baptist Church of Jonesville, with the Revs. Jerry Sharp and Dustin Robertson officiating.

Interment followed in the McFarian-Gurie Cemetery of Jonesville under direction of Magnolia Funeral Home of Alexandria.

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