Obituaries

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27
Jan

Aquilla Mae Book

Aquilla Mae Book, 92, of Jonesville, passed from this life on Monday, January 18, 2021, at the Columns Nursing Home in Jonesville.

She was born Monday, January 7, 1929 in Larto to the union of her parents, James Parker and Cecilia Wiley Parker.

Graveside services were held at 10 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 23 at Nichols Cemetery in Larto with Rev. Jack Knapp officiating.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Houston Book; son, Ricky Book; daughter-in-law, Maple Book; and brother, Huey Parker.

She is survived by one son, Freddie Book of Tullos; grandson, Ty Book of Urania; granddaughter, Stephanie Clark and husband Waymon of Tullos; three great-grandchildren, Seth Book, Anna Clark and Clay Clark.

Pallbearers were Seth Book, Clay Clark, Randy Book, Petie Book, Carey Book and Larry Powell.

Honorary pallbearers were Clois Book, Melvin Book and Nap Book, Jr.

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27
Jan

Billy Earl Bailey

Billy Earl Bailey

Billy Earl Bailey, 72, of Trout, passed from this life on Sunday, January 24, 2021.

He was born May 10,1948.

Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 24, at Kinner and Stevens Funeral Home in Jena.

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, at Tidwell Cemetery near Nebo with the Revs. Gary Norris and Terry Doughty officiating.

A complete obituary will be published in next week’s edition.

Wed
27
Jan

Judy Darlene Adams

Judy Darlene Adams

Judy Darlene Adams, 68, of Jonesville, passed away on Sunday, January 17, 2021 at her home.

She was born January 13, 1953 to the union of her parents, Sim and Bobbie E. Nichols.

Services were held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 20, at First Pentecostal Church of Jonesville with the Revs. Bruce Lofton and Jack Knapp, and Brother Keith Mayo officiating.

Interment followed in the Evangeline Baptist Cemetery in Wildsville under direction of Magnolia Funeral Home of Alexandria.

She was preceded in death by her parents; in-laws, Lois and J.W. Adams; sister, Jan Skinner; brother, S. Jeffery Nichols; and nephews, Eric D. Brooks and Hunter L. Bryan.

Wed
20
Jan

Glenn “Bean” Woods

Glenn “Bean” Woods

Glenn “Bean” Edward Woods, 64, of Olla, passed from this life on Tuesday, January 12, 2021, in Alexandria.

He was born on November 4, 1956 in Olla, to the union of Lyle Kenneth Woods and Dorothy Burris Woods.

Services were held at 10 a.m., Monday, Jan. 18, in the chapel of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena with Rev. Aaron Carpenter officiating.

Interment followed in the Rest Haven Memorial Gardens in El Dorado, Arkansas at 2 p.m.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by brother, Kenneth Wayne Woods (Mary); nieces, Cheryl Woods Williams (Mike) and Sheila Woods Durham (Brian); great nieces and nephews, Cody Williams, Katie Williams, Conner Williams, Cyera Durham, and Donnie Durham; great great niece, Emmalyn Williams; friends, Rynn Tyler (Sarah) and Travis Brown (Teresa).

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20
Jan

Myra Whiddon Spears

Myra Madell Whiddon Masters Spears, 95, passed from this life on Monday, January 11, 2021 at the LaSalle Nursing Home of Jena.

She was born June 25, 1925 to the union of her parents, Ebson and Neppie Masters.

Services were held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 13, at the Summerville Cemetery in the Summerville Community with Rev. Glenn Roark officiating.

Interment followed under direction of Magnolia Funeral Home of Alexandria.

She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Willie Allen Whiddon; husband, Bill Whiddon; her late husband, Joe Spears; son-in-law, Buddy Evans; five sisters and two brothers.

Those left to cherish her memory are her daughter, Pam Evans of Manifest; grandsons, Gabe Evans and wife Sonia of Dunbarton, Jason Evans and wife Sunni of Jena; great grandsons, Tyler Evans and Drake Evans; great granddaughters, Kadence McMillin and Jaselea Evans; as well as a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

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20
Jan

Clifford A. Noland

Clifford A. Noland

Clifford Allen Noland, 80, of Jena, passed from this life on Monday, January 11, 2021 at the St. Frances Cabrini Medical Center in Alexandria.

He was born April 9, 1940.

Mr. Cliff as most knew him, will be remembered as a loving father, who provided for his family and he was an avid bass fisherman.

Clifford was a truck driver and worked in the oil patch until he became employed at Tullos Lumber Company, and then at Louisiana-Pacific, until he retired.

After retiring from a career spanning more than four decades, he returned to the workforce as circulation specialist and van driver for The Jena Times. He loved this job and was dedicated to it until his health prevented him from continuing.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Elmyra Van Meter; his father, William Noland; his loving wife of 52 years, Charlotte Ann Halley Noland; and numerous siblings and other family members.

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20
Jan

Gary Wayne Johnson

Gary Wayne Johnson

Gary Wayne “Jukebox” Johnson, 57, Urania, passed from this life on Tuesday, January 12, 2021.

He was born October 8, 1963 to the union of his parents, Wayne and Clara Johnson.

Services were held at 10 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 16, at the First Baptist Church in Urania.

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

Jukebox worked in the oilfield throughout his life and was employed with EPS Companies as a contract operator for Kinder Morgan. He enjoyed his work and the people he worked with.

Gary loved spending time working on trucks and talking to anyone about trucks. He enjoyed telling stories and reminiscing about “the glory days.” He could often be found working on and listening to a nice stereo.

He loved a Harley Davidson and enjoyed many road trips with the neighbors. He loved spending time with his family and friends. Everyone loved his fun sense of humor and outgoing personality.

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20
Jan

Charles E. Humphries

Charles E. Humphries

Charles Elmer Humphries, 83, of West Monroe, and a native of LaSalle Parish, passed from this life on Thursday, January 7, 2021.

He was born March 12, 1937 to the union of his parents, Silas Elmer and Bertha Humphries.

Charles was a LSU and Saints fan, and was a member of Souls Harbor United Pentecostal Church.

Graveside services were held at 2 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 10, at Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Calhoun, with the Revs. Larry Chapman and Jimmy Masters officiating.

Interment followed under direction of Griffin Funeral Home of West Monroe.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Shirley Lovett; infant brother, Chester Nelson Humphries, and grandson, Cody Humphries.

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20
Jan

Tomie G. Gregory

Tomie G. Gregory

Tomie Gibbins Gregory, 84, of Jena, passed away peacefully on Monday, January 11, 2021.

She was born August 9, 1936 to the union of her parents, Otto Wilbur and Pearl Honeycutt Gibbins.

Tomie was a graduate of San Rafael High School in California. Upon graduation she attended Bethany Christian University of Scotts Valley, California, where she received a bachelor of science degree in accounting.

Tomie moved to Louisiana to be near her beloved sister, Betsy, where she then met and married Billy F. Gregory. Tomie adored her family and fellowship with her church family. Pat and Evelyn Thompson were her dearest friends and mentors. She was a faithful follower of their ministry for many years.

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20
Jan

Logan Dale Gough

Logan Dale Gough

Logan Dale Gough, 22, of Olla, passed from this life on Wednesday, January 13, 2021, at his residence.

He was born May 26, 1998.

Logan was employed in the construction field.

Services will be at 12-noon, Thursday, January 21, at the Olla United Pentecostal Church. Visitation will be from 8 a.m. until time of service on Thursday.

Interment will follow in the Jena Cemetery under direction of Ourso Funeral Home of Gonzales.

He was preceded in death by his uncle, Donny Whiddon.

Survivors include his wife, Holly Kerekes Gough; one daughter, Addilynn Renee Gough; mother, Angela Turner; father, Roger Gough; sister, Hannah Hayden; and grandparents, David and Erma Whiddon, Sr.

Pallbearers will be Maetlyn Collins, Michael May, Theodore Hartley, Jr., Trent Collins, Slade Aycock, William Bell, Dusty Hayden and Ryan Kirkland.

Honorary pallbearer will be Thomas Gough.

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