Obituaries

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Joe Bill Talley

Joe Bill Talley, 63, of West Monroe, and a native of Olla, passed from this life on Saturday, February 23, 2019.

He was born March 13, 1955 in Olla to the union of his parents, Billy and Ann Talley.

Joe Bill was a barber and car salesman. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and being outdoors, especially at Woolen Lake. He was a registered organ donor and through his donation, he will give two individuals the opportunity of sight through cornea donation.

Graveside services were held at 2 p.m., Saturday, March 2, at Olla Cemetery with Rev. Bo Prather officiating.

Burial followed under direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home of West Monroe.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Ann Talley; sister, Mauri Talley; brother, Kyle Talley; and grandparents, A.N. and Vivian Talley, and W.P. and Edith Nethery.

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Jared Ray Streeter

Jared Ray Streeter, 30, of Monroe, passed from this life on Thursday, February 28, 2019.

He was born September 8, 1988, in Bastrop.

Jared was a devoted family man, and an avid outdoorsman and conservationist.

Services were held at 10 a.m., Saturday, March 2, at Bayou Oaks Baptist Church in Monroe with Dr. Clyde Sanchez and Todd Strain officiating.

Interment followed at Christ Church Cemetery in Bastrop under direction of Griffin Funeral Home of West Monroe.

Those left to cherish his memory include his wife of four years Caitlin Streeter of Monroe; his 8-month-old son, Connor Ray Streeter; parents, Wesley and Jeanine Streeter of Bastrop; one brother, Jeremy Streeter and wife Jennifer of Bastrop; his father and mother-in-law, Aaron and Lisa Jolley of Jonesville; as well as a host of extended family and friends.

Pallbearers were Scott Breedlove, Cory Settoon, Clinton Patrick, Patrick Petrus, Shawn Downhour, and Chad Yeldell.

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In Memory of Raymond Breithaupt

Five long, lonesome years have passed. It doesn’t get any easier. You are always on my mind. I believe I will see you again. That will be a happy day.

Sadly missed by your wife, Meddie

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Mar

Bessie Aline Ramsey

Bessie Aline Ramsey, 88, of Olla, passed from this life on Monday, February 25, 2019.

She was born in Monroe on July 16, 1930.

Services were held at 2 p.m., Friday, March 1, at the Olla Methodist Church in Olla with Rev. Aaron Carpenter officiating.

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

She was preceded in death by her father, Nelson Talley; mother, Vera Harris; brother, Bobby Talley; and son-in-law, Rickie Tyler.

Those left to cherish in her memory include her daughters, Gay Higdon and husband Phillip of Longview, TX, and Becky Tyler; brother, Billy Talley of Olla; grandchildren, Todd Dearmon and wife Lisa of Jena, Brandy Bowers and husband Buster, and Candy Hudak, all of Conroe, TX, Bryan Higdon and Leslie Higdon, both of Longview, TX; ten great grandchildren and many nephews and nieces who cared for and loved her.

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Marie Morace Dickson

Marie Morace Dickson, 75, of Monterey, passed from this life on Sunday, February 24, 2019.

She was born March 23, 1943 in New Era.

Services were held at 12-noon on Thursday, Feb. 28, in the chapel of Monterey Church of Christ in Monterey with the Brothers Vince Mallette, Paul Stephens, and Clyde Gramin officiating.

Interment followed in the Dewey Cemetery in New Era under direction of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena.

She was preceded in death by her father, Jessie Charles Morace; mother, Bessie Mae Hamilton; brother, Troy Donald Morace; sisters, Camille Morace, Elaine Gargainers, Barbara Hewllet, and Sadie Morace.

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J. W. Nix

John Wade “J.W.” Nix, Jr., 94, of Jena, passed peacefully from this life on Monday, February 25, 2019, in LaSalle General Hospital of Jena.

J.W. was born December 9, 1924 in the Midway community to the union of his parents, J. W. Nix, Sr. and Lillie Mae Parker Nix.

J.W. grew up in the Midway community, attending local schools and graduating from Jena High School in 1942.

He was halfway through his senior year at JHS when World War II was declared. Upon graduation, he married the love of his life, Berdina Gray. Looking forward to working and raising a family, all that was interrupted in August 1943 when he was drafted into the U.S. Army.

After basic training at Ft. Riley, Kansas, he was sent to Ft. Ord, CA, then on to New Guinea and from there to the Admiralty Islands. During that time, he took part in the invasion of the Leyte Island (Philippines – also known as the Battle of Lyte), all in 1944.

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Doyle Wade Kyson

Doyle Wade Kyson, 84, of Winnfield, passed away on Thursday, February 28, 2019 at his residence.

He was born Saturday, November 17, 1934 in Winnfield, to the union of his parents, Wade Kyson and Edna Parker Kyson.

Mr. Kyson was a member of Zion Baptist Church in Georgetown, the Louisiana Cattlemen’s Association, and the Winn Riding Club and was retired from the Louisiana Department of Transportation after 35 years.

Services were held at 2 p.m., Sunday, March 3,at Zion Baptist Church with the Revs. Vernon Blair and Bobby Bates officiating.

Interment followed in Zion Cemetery of Georgetown under direction of Southern Funeral Home of Winnfield.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and his son, Dieter Kyson.  

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Charles “Pete” Cruse

Charles Esbon “Pete” Cruse, 75, of Olla, passed from this life on Sunday, February 24, 2019.

He was born April 22, 1943 in Olla to the union of his parents, Esbon and Anna Cruse.

Pete loved to fish and sit around the campfire.

Services were held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 27, at Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church near Olla with Rev. Robert McKeithen officiating.

Interment followed in the Harris Chapel Cemetery near Olla under direction of Magnolia Funeral Home of Alexandria.

Those left to cherish his memory include his two daughters, Karen Engles and husband Jeremy and Andee Engles and Nick Wheeler; grandchildren, Scotty Cruse and Melissa Morrison, Patrick Scarbrough, Kayden Engles, Ethan “Peanut” Jefferson, Chy Thomas and Carly Thomas; great grandchildren, Christian Cruse, Camron Parris and Savana Morrison; and sister, Wadean Callender and husband Dwight.

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Wayden Levi Savell

Wayden Levi Savell, 13, of Jena, died on Wednesday, February 20, 2019, from injuries sustained in a traffic accident near Jena.

He was born April 28, 2005 in Alexandria.

Wayden played football for the Jena Giants 8th grade league, number 72, and three years of baseball at a younger age. He loved four-wheeler riding, fixing that head of hair, and fishing and hunting. He loved cooking over the open fire on a homemade grill, and he could cook really well. He also loved spending every moment he could with Papa Clyde.

Services were held at 10 a.m., Friday, Feb. 22, at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church near Jena with the Revs. Ricky Gresham and Heath Harris officiating.

Interment followed in the Moses-Collins Cemetery of Jena under direction of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena.

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Jerry Dane Wilbanks

Jerry Dane Wilbanks, 54, of Katy, Texas, passed from this life on Friday February 15, 2019 in Katy Memorial Hospital of Katy, Texas.

He was born August 4, 1964.

Jerry was a construction contractor during his working career. He was a bright spirited soul full of laughter and energy. He was loved by everyone who came in contact with him, even for a few moments. He was a devoted husband and family man.

Services were held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 20, in the chapel of Kinner and Stevens Funeral Home of Jena with Rev. Tommy Sanson officiating.

Interment followed in the Woodland Cemetery, east of Jena, under direction of Kinner and Stevens Funeral Home of Jena.

He was preceded in death by his father, Jerry Earl Wilbanks; grandparents, Chester and Bernice Floyd, and Dorothy and Finis Wilbanks.

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