Obituaries

Obituaries

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Robert “T-Bob” Cassels, Jr., 78, of the Rosefield Community, passed from this life on Sunday, Sep

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Chuckey Marvin Foley, 57, of Orlando, Florida and a native of Jena, LA, passed away to be with th

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Shirley Beth Hatten, 77, of Jena, passed from this life on Friday, September 14, 2018, at the LaS

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Mary Parker Valentine Taylor, 94, of the Belah Community near Jena, passed from this life on Wedn

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

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18
Jul

Martha B. Bradford

Martha Bynog Bradford, 77, of Melville, went to be with the Lord at 2:34 a.m. on Sunday, July 8, 2018, while living at her daughter’s home in Jonesville. She was born in Natchitoches, and was diagnosed with cancer in February 2018. Mrs. Bradford was happy, cheerful and loved to travel. She was a faithful organist to the First Pentecostal Church of Melville and First Pentecostal Church of Starks for over 50 years. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her. Services were held at 7 p.m., Friday, July 13, in the First Pentecostal Church of Melville. Pastor Samuel Ham officiated at the service and committal. Interment followed at 11 a.m., Saturday, July 14, in the Pine Grove Cemetery at Rhinehart under direction of LaFond-Ardoin Funeral Home of Melville. She was preceded in death by her grandson, Matthew “Matt” Spell; sister, Patsy Ann Bynog; brother, Baron Bynog, Jr; and her parents, Baron and Margie V. Leo Bynog.

Wed
18
Jul

Michael Judd Brown

Michael Judd Brown, 28, of Hebert, and a native of Jena, died on Thursday, July 12, 2018, from injuries he sustained in an accident while working on a bridge project east of Monroe. He was born April 14, 1990 in Monroe, to his parents, Michael Brown and Donna Kirl Lovasz. Michael was an outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was a loving husband, father, son and brother. His family was everything to him. He will be greatly missed. Services were held at 10 a.m., Monday, July 16, in the chapel of Riser Funeral Home in Columbia with his uncle, Rev. Timothy Kirl, officiating. Interment followed in the Hebert Cemetery in Hebert under direction of Riser Funeral Home of Columbia. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, T. W. and Phyllis Kirl and his great-grandparents, O. J. Brown and Annette Green.

Wed
18
Jul

Dexter D. Savage

Dexter Darnell Savage, 23, of Marksville, and formerly of Jena, passed from this life Thursday, July 5, 2018, in a traffic accident in Odessa, Texas. He was born Saturday, February 11, 1995 in Urania. He was the son of Dexter Savage and April Anglin. Dexter was employed as a roughneck in the oilfield industry. Services were held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, July 11, at Trout Creek Baptist Church in Good Pine with Rev. Baker officiating. Interment followed in the Belah Cemetery under direction of Kinner and Stevens Funeral Home of Jena. Survivors include his parents; sisters, Lexus Prudhomme (Kendal) and Alecia Velois; son, Dexter James Savage; and girlfriend, Charie Coke. Pallbearers were Vonte Wallace, Tyrome Brown, Harmon Clark, Chico Savage, Dustyn Thomas, and D’Andra Wallace.

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18
Jul

Rosemary Smith

Rosemary Lutrick Powell Smith, 81, of Jena, passed from this life at her residence on Monday, July 9, 2018. She was born Wednesday, September 30, 1936 in Jena, to the union of her parents, Curtis and Glaffey Dunn Lutrick. Services were held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, July 11, at East Jena Baptist Church with the Revs. Johnnie Phillips and Rick Feazell officiating. Interment followed in the Woodland Cemetery, east of Jena, under direction of Kinner and Stevens Funeral Home of Jena. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Fred F. Powell, Jr. and second husband, Edward O. Smith; her parents; a step-daughter, Wanda D. Smith; eight brothers, Pete Lutrick, Ray Lutrick, John Lutrick, Earl Lutrick, Albert Lutrick, James Lutrick, Mack Lutrick and Vernon Lutrick. Those left to cherish her memory are two sons, Fred Powell and wife Mildred and Jack Powell and wife Martha; two step-daughters.

Wed
11
Jul

Alice P. St

Alice Pyles Strong, 99, of Delhi, went home to meet her Lord and Savior on Sunday, July 8, 2018, at the Deerfield Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was born September 21, 1918 in Bienville Parish to the union of her parents, John Pyles and Maude Smith Pyles. Services were held at 10 a.m., Tuesday, July 10, at the Dunn Baptist Church with the Revs. Bernard Duchesne, Jr. and Terry Slawson officiating. Interment followed in the Faith Memorial Park Cemetery, south of Delhi, under direction of Cox Funeral Home of Delhi. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Robert Harvey Strong; a son, Robert Earle Strong; two grandchildren, Tammie Slawson and Gene Strong; and seven siblings, Jasper Pyles, Mary Neal, Ethel Snowden, Agnes Holliday, Willie Lou Simmons, Henry Pyles and Ruby Lorraine Salters. She is survived by three children, James T.

Tue
03
Jul

Mary L. Paulk

Mary L. Paulk, 96, passed from this life on Thursday, June 28, 2018, at the Oak Haven Community Care Center. She liked to travel. Services were held at 10 a.m., Saturday, June 30, at Magnolia Funeral Home in Alexandria with Rev. Roger Toney officiating. Interment followed in the Pine Grove Cemetery at Rhinehart under direction of Magnolia Funeral Home of Alexandria. She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Albert C. Paulk; two sisters; and five brothers. Those left to cherish her memory include her son, Lloyd Coldiron, Jr. and wife Mildred; grandson, Mark L. Coldiron; granddaughter, Stacey Coldiron Monk and husband Dean; and two great granddaughters, Rebecca Coldiron and Raygen Monk.

Tue
03
Jul

Violet Entrekin Smith

Violet Entrekin Smith, 87, of Jena, passed from this life on Friday, June 29, 2018, at the home of her daughter in Jena. She was born September 25, 1930 in Natchez, Mississippi to the union of her parents, Andrew and Ineta Adams Entrekin. Mrs. Violet was an active member of Nebo Baptist Church where she taught Sunday school. She enjoyed being a part of the Pink Ladies, Quilting Grannies, and Lady’s Rook Club. She also volunteered at the Mission House. Services were held at 2 p.m., Sunday, July 1, at Nebo Baptist Church with the Revs. Byron Norris and Stephen Richardson officiating. Interment followed in the Tidwell Landing Cemetery under direction of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena. She was preceded in death by her husband, Huey P. Smith, Sr; her parents; brothers, W. R. Entrekin and Ben Entrekin; and sister, Bertha McDaniel. Those left to cherish in her memory include her son, Huey Smith, Jr.

Tue
03
Jul

Gary Dell Tucker

Gary Dell Tucker, 74, passed from this life on Saturday, June 30, 2018 at the Rapides Regional Medical Center in Alexandria. He was born September 11, 1943. Gary Dale loved his family and his grandchildren. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, July 6, at Heard Cemetery at Manifest with Pastor Bobby McGuire officiating. Interment will be under direction of Magnolia Funeral Home of Alexandria. He was preceded in death by his mother, Helen Coplen; biological father, Lee Dell Tucker; Dad, James Coplen; one niece, “Ronnie Sue”; and step daughter, Cheryl Ford Byrnes. Those left to cherish his memory include his wife, Gloria Tolbert-Tucker; son, James Tucker; daughter, Amanda Allison of Aimwell; stepson, Sherman Ford of Sicily Island; siblings, Cindy Baltes and husband John of Ft.

Tue
03
Jul

Margie M. Brewton

Margie Magilean Brewton, 91, of Jena, passed from this life on Monday, June 25, 2018, at the LaSalle General Hospital of Jena. She was a homemaker. Services were held at 1 p.m., Thursday, June 28, in the Goldonna Baptist Church with the Revs. Doyle McGrew and Jim Cooper officiating. Interment followed in the Goldonna Cemetery under direction of Kinner and Stevens Funeral Home of Jena. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Brewton; a son, Ted Brewton; and a grandson, Chris Spears. Those left to cherish her memory are three daughters, Brenda DeBello and husband Ray of Haughton, Louise Myles and husband Lum of Jena and Liz Rugg and husband Bush of Downsville; a son, Dom Brewton and wife Barbara of Augusta, SC; a sister, Audra Stevenson of Readhimer; and seven grandchildren.

Tue
03
Jul

Virgil Brawley

Virgil Ray Brawley, Jr., 69, of Mountain View, Arkansas, and a graduate of LaSalle High School in Olla, began a new journey beyond this world on Friday, June 22, 2018. He was born September 29, 1948 in Brookhaven, MS to Dorothy Case and Virgil Ray Brawley, Sr. Virgil learned to love horses and blues music as a child in the stables with his dad and the transistor radio tuned to WNOE New Orleans. He began playing guitar in Brookhaven “garage bands” as a teenager then went on to play “Brookstock” in his hometown every summer with friends & classmates. Virgil served in the Army as a sergeant in Vietnam where he was stationed in a long-range reconnaissance platoon as a sniper. He was highly decorated with numerous medals including two Bronze Stars & an Army Accommodation Medal with Valor. Upon returning to MS, Virgil attended Co-Lin Community College, then received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Radio, Television & Film from University of Southern MS.

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