Obituaries

Wed
19
Aug

Jeffery Lynn Braswell

Jeffery Lynn Braswell

Jeffery Lynn Braswell, 63, of Winnfield, passed from this life on Tuesday, August 11, 2020.

He was born Monday, October 15, 1956 and was a retired welder.

Services were held at 10 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 15 in the chapel of Southern Funeral Home in Winnfield with Rev. Dick DeBusk officiating.

Interment followed in the Garden of Memories in Winnfield under direction of Southern Funeral Home of Winnfield.

He was preceded in death by his father, Clovis Braswell.

Those left to cherish his memory include his mother, Laverne Braswell; children, Anthony Braswell, Della Banes (Carl), and Cindy Keen (Jeffery); grandchildren, Julia, Sladen, Alexis, Marrisa, Anthony, Jr., Nathan, Brianna, Travis and Gage; sister, Patricia Tolbert; nieces and nephews, Ronnie Tolbert, Tonia O’Bryan and Carl Tolbert.

Wed
19
Aug

Nathaniel ‘Nat’ Blackwell

Nathaniel ‘Nat’ Blackwell

Nathaniel “Nat” Bradley Blackwell, 36, passed from this life on Tuesday, August 11, 2020, at St. Francis Medical Center in Monroe following a brief illness.

Nat was born September 1, 1983 in Urania. To the surprise of his mother and family he was born a twin. Expecting one child, Nat came into the world a few minutes after twin brother, Josh. This began the story of “them Blackwell boys”.

Nat graduated from LaSalle High School where he also played football. He loved hunting and fishing. He was blessed with two beautiful daughters that were the loves of his life. He affectionately called them Peanut (Alexa) and Pearl (Sylvia). His daughters meant the world to him and he sacrificed holidays, birthdays, etc. to work hard as an oilfield Dad to give them everything they could want.

Wed
12
Aug

Merthyr R. Mount, III

Merthyr R. Mount, III

Merthyr Reeves Mount, III, 25, of Jonesville, passed from this life on Thursday, August 6, 2020, at his home.

He was born July 26, 1995.

He was a loving father, brother, son and friend. He loved being in the outdoors, was a ‘Jack of all trades’ and could put a smile on your face no matter how you felt.

Services were held at 11 a.m., Monday, Aug. 10, at Utility Baptist Church near Jonesville with Rev. Dustin Robertson, and Brothers Jeremy Hathcock and Joseph “Beau” Hughes officiating.

Interment followed at White’s Ridge Cemetery of Jonesville under direction of Magnolia Funeral Home of Alexandria.

He was preceded in death by Ma and Paw, Flora & Charlie McCarthy; and his dad, Merthyr Mount, II.

Wed
12
Aug

Justin Dale Holland

Justin Dale Holland

Justin Dale Holland, 48, of Jonesville, passed from this life suddenly on Friday, July 31, 2020 in a farming incident on Whitehall Plantation near Jena.

He was born March 24, 1972 to the union of Gerald S. Holland of Louisiana and Martha “Marti” Brown Holland Wiggins of Mississippi.

Justin was a farmer by trade who loved his job and had a strong passion for riding motorcycles, and the freedom of a road.

Services to honor his life was held Wednesday, August 5, from 12-noon to 2 p.m. at Kinner and Stevens Funeral Home in Jena.

Graveside services followed at Ford Family Cemetery in Monterey.

He was preceded in death by his father; paternal grandparents, Lloyd and Christine Ford Holland; maternal grandparents, Ezra A. Brown and Ora Lee Brown; and his uncle, Edwin “Boo” Holland.

Wed
12
Aug

Mary Ann Henderson

Mary Ann Henderson

Mary Ann Henderson, 68, of Jena, passed from this life on Tuesday, August 4, 2020 in her residence following a lengthy illness.

She was born December 6, 1951 in Jacksonville, Florida to the union of Sarah Katherine Shields Bradford and Marcus Clinton Bradford, and was their only child.

She was employed for forty-four years as a nurse, with her last position being at Woods Haven Nursing Home, in Pollock, as a wound care nurse. She will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her.

Graveside services were held at 11 a.m., Saturday, August 8, 2020, in Nebo Cemetery of Nebo with Chaplin Lyndon Marcotte officiating.

Interment followed under the direction of Rush Funeral Home of Pineville.

Wed
05
Aug

Mary Angelyn Thomas

Mary Angelyn Thomas

Mary Angelyn Thomas, 66, went to her heavenly home on Sunday, July 26, 2020 surrounded by those who loved her.

She was born October 22, 1953 in Urania to the union of her parents, Lawrence and Edith Holmes.

Mary loved nothing more than spending time with her family, doing arts, crafting, working puzzles, and baking.

She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend.

Memorial services were held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, July 29, in the chapel of Riser Funeral Home in Olla, with Rev. Ford Pickering officiating.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and a sister, Nancy Holmes.

Wed
05
Aug

R. Dale McGuffee

Roger Dale McGuffee, 83, of Ball, entered eternal rest on Friday, July 31, 2020 at Naomi Heights Nursing facility in Alexandria.

He was born February 12, 1937 in Catahoula Parish to the union of his parents, former Catahoula Sheriff Richard “JY” Claude McGuffee and Mary Owens McGuffee.

Dale was a loving and giving father, brother, and friend. He was always putting the needs of others before himself and that stayed with him even in his later years in the Nursing Home. He enjoyed working outside in the yard and was a talented interior decorator, with an eye for details.

Dale was a faithful member of 1st Church of God on Hwy 1 in Lena and worked at Sears for over 30 years. He will forever be missed by those that loved and knew him.

Services will be held at 12-noon, Wednesday, August 5, in the chapel of Gallagher Funeral Home in Ball.

Interment will follow in Harrisonburg Cemetery under the direction of Gallagher Funeral Home and Crematory of Ball.

Wed
05
Aug

Jolene Poole McGuffee

Jolene Poole McGuffee

Jolene McGuffee, 93, of Enterprise, passed from this life on Wednesday, July 29, 2020 at St. Francis Medical Center in Monroe following a brief illness.

She was born on April 13, 1927 at Rosefield to the union of her parents, Nathan H. Poole and Dessa McVay Poole.

Mrs. McGuffee was a member of New Ouachita Baptist Church at Enterprise where she enjoyed attending. She loved yard work, family, and watching sports.

Graveside services were held Sunday, August 2, at Manning Cemetery near Rosefield.

Interment followed under direction of Riser Funeral Home of Columbia.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Richard Elmond McGuffee; and her daughter-in-law, Judy McGuffee.

Wed
05
Aug

Emma Ruth Breland

Emma Ruth Breland

Emma Ruth Sanders Breland, 72, of Jena, passed from this life on Monday, July 27, 2020. She was a fighter who fought a long and courageous battle with her illnesses.

She was born July 20, 1948 in Ferriday to the union of her parents, John Elton Sanders and Leola Estelle Thompson Sanders.

Services were held at 10 a.m., Thursday, July 30, at Bellevue Baptist Church in Jena with the Revs. Carlin Sanders and Bobby McGuire officiating.

Interment followed at Woodland Cemetery, east of Jena, under direction of Kinner and Stevens Funeral Home of Jena

She was preceded in death by her father; her husbands, Donald Troy Morace and Roger Dale Breland; and one daughter, Donna Boyette.

Wed
29
Jul

Veronica L. Schleuter

Veronica L. Schleuter

Veronica Loice Schleuter entered into her heavenly home on Tuesday, July 21, 2020 after fighting an illness.

She was a loving wife, mother and Nana.

Services were held at 2 p.m., Saturday, July 25, at Beulah Baptist Church near Georgetown.

Interment followed in the Pine Hill Cemetery near Urania under direction of Riser Funeral Home of Olla and Columbia.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Jerry and Tommie Sanders; and her brother Gerry Sanders.

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