Obituaries

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Evelyn Estelle Mitchell

Evelyn Estelle Mitchell, 80, of Belah, passed from this life on Tuesday, July 24, 2018 in LaSalle Nursing Home after a brief illness. She was born September 12, 1937 to the union of her parents, Burley and Roberta Tarver Corley. Evelyn was a devoted church worker and a devoted Christian. She was a member of the McVay Church of the Nazarene. She enjoyed traveling, cooking, and spending time with her beloved family. Mrs. Mitchell was a dispatcher for the LaSalle Parish Sheriff’s Department and Pineville Police Department for many years. Services were held at 2 p.m., Friday, July 27, in the chapel of Kinner and Stevens Funeral Home of Jena with Jerry Cole, Kendal Price and Randy Ray officiating. Interment followed in the Belah Cemetery under direction of Kinner and Stevens, Inc. of Jena. She was preceded in death by her parents; siblings, Matthew Corley, Verla Stringer, and Lewis Corley; and a special niece, Robin Slack.

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Pearl LaCour

Pearl Allbritton LaCour, 82, of Haughton, and a native of Tullos, passed from this life on Thursday, July 26, 2018 in Shreveport. She was born July 8, 1936 in Tullos to Jesse and Pearl Allbritton. Services were held at 2 p.m., Sunday, July 29, at Hill Crest Memorial Chapel with Bro. Robert Batchelor and Jeff Sandifer officiating. Interment followed in Hill Crest Memorial Park under direction of Dignity Memorial Funeral Home of Haughton. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lester Long LaCour; son, Duane LaCour; parents; and ten brothers and sisters. Survivors include two sons, Reggie LaCour and wife Rita, and Lowal LaCour; daughter, Pam Spayth and husband Tom; grandchildren, Ryan and Ronnie LaCour, and Seth and Colton Spayth; great-grandson, Nate LaCour; and numerous nieces, nephews, and extended family. Pallbearers were Andy Roberts, Ronny Steele, Sherman McCarty, Herman McCarty, Kenneth Phillips, and Jimmy Phillips.

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Judy Graham

Judy Graham, 56, passed from this life on Tuesday, July 24, 2018. She was born November 13, 1961 to the union of her parents, Ollie and Marguerite Carlisle Courtney. Judy was a homemaker and loved her husband and family. In her pastime, she loved to work puzzles. Services were held at 10 a.m., Saturday, July 28, at Christ Temple Pentecostal Church in Jena with the Revs. Zach Wells and David “Sonny” Carlisle officiating. Interment followed in the Graham Cemetery of Nebo under direction of Kinner and Stevens Funeral Home of Jena. She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Kathy Carroll and Pennie Courtney; and a brother, Eddie Courtney. Those left to cherish her memories are her husband, William ‘Guy Buck’ Graham; a son, Royce and wife Ashley; a sister, Connie Zocher and husband Mark; a brother, Royce Courtney; and one grandchild, Shelton Blake.

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Walter Breithaupt

Walter Breithaupt, 81, of Jena, passed from this life on Tuesday, July 24, 2018, at Thibodaux Regional Medical Center in Thibodaux. He was born May 9, 1937 in Jena to the union of his parents, Robert and Ethel Cooper Breithaupt. Walter was an SP 4 engineer and worked for the State of Louisiana Department of Highways. He was a farmer, avid fisherman, and he loved cooking, camping and working in his garden, and is a former member of Shady Grove United Pentecostal Church of Nebo. Services were held at 10 a.m., Friday, July 27, in the chapel of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena with the Revs. Gary Norris and Joey Paul officiating. Interment followed in the Pine Grove Cemetery of Rhinehart under direction of Hixson Brothers, Inc. of Jena. He was preceded in death by parents; brothers, Robert Breithaupt and Otis “Leon” Breithaupt; and sister, Colleen Breithaupt.

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Marjorie B. Watson

Marjorie Berlene Watson, 92, a lifelong resident of Rosefield Community, crossed over to her heavenly reward on Friday July 20, 2018, at LaSalle Nursing Home in Jena.
Mrs. Watson was born in Rosefield on August 8, 1925, to the union of William Alfred Guyon, Sr. and Fannie Sones.
Services were held at 10 a.m., Monday, July 23, at Rosefield Baptist Church with the Revs. Mickey Hudnall and Patrick Willis officiating.
Interment followed in the Rosefield Cemetery under direction of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband of 60 years, Harold B. Watson; brothers, A. J. Guyon, Alton Guyon, and Harron Guyon; and sisters, Maxine Girod and Cora Lee Swafford.

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Charles E. Taylor

Charles Edgar Taylor, 74, of Jena, passed from this life on Sunday, July 22, 2018, at the LaSalle General Hospital of Jena following an extended illness.
Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m., Thursday, July 26, at First Baptist Church in Jena.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, July 27, at First Baptist Church in Jena.
Memorial donations may be made to the future education facility fund at First Baptist Church in Jena.
A complete obituary will be published in the next edition of this newspaper.

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W. “Cooter” Smith

William H. “Cooter” Smith, 93, a lifelong resident of Jena crossed over to his heavenly reward on Friday July 20, 2018, at Cornerstone Hospital in West Monroe.
Mr. Smith was born in Tall Timber, Louisiana on August 10, 1924, to the union of Arthur and Lily Coon Smith.
Cooter, as he was known to most folks, was a veteran of the United States Army, having served in World War II and the Korean War. He was self-employed, working in the agriculture business. He loved to fish and hunt and loved listening to gospel music quartets.
Services were held at 10 a.m., Tuesday, July 24, from the chapel of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home in Jena with the Revs. Dominick DiCarlo and Mickey Hudnall officiating.
Interment with full military honors followed in the Woodland Cemetery, east of Jena, under direction of Hixson Brothers, Inc. of Jena.

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Gary Leon Shipley

Gary Leon Shipley, 61, of Olla, passed from this life on Saturday, July 14, 2018, in Alexandria, Louisiana.
He was born Tuesday, November 20, 1956 in New Orleans, Louisiana, to the union of Raymond Shipley and Lila Richey Shipley.
He was a member of Summerville Baptist Church.
Services were held at 1 p.m., Tuesday, July 17, at Summerville Baptist Church with the Revs. Jesse Henderson, Leslie Tam and Carl Doughty, Sr. officiating.
Interment followed in the Summerville Baptist Church Cemetery under direction of Kinner and Stevens Funeral Home of Jena.
Gary was preceded in death by his parents.
He is survived by his wife, Patricia McLendon Shipley; one daughter, Lillian Boudreaux and husband Gar; brothers, Keith Shipley and wife Billie Jean and Darren Shipley and wife Barbara; sisters, Connie Perrin and husband Daniel and Rhonda Johnson and husband Leslie.

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Charles Ray Little

Charles Ray Little, 85, of Winnfield, passed away on Saturday, July 21, 2018.
He was born Tuesday, September 27, 1932 in Melville, to the union of his parents, Robert William Little, Sr. and Addie Baker Little.
Mr. Little was a veteran of the United States Navy and a member of First Baptist Church of Winnfield. He was a licensed pharmacist and owned and operated Winn Pharmacy for many years. He enjoyed hunting, traveling, and woodworking.
Services were held at 1 p.m., Tuesday, July 24, at Southern Funeral Home in Winnfield with the Revs. Steven Smithson and John Holland officiating.
Interment followed in the Oak Grove Cemetery near Rhinehart under direction of Southern Funeral Home of Winnfield.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Robert W. Little and Wesley Baker Little; and sister, Bessie Marie Brooks.

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Frank Dennis Crick

Frank Dennis Crick, 65, of Olla, passed from this life on Tuesday, July 3, 2018, at his residence following an extended illness.
He was born June 7, 1953.
Dennis owned and operated Crick Refrigeration Service in Olla.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, July 28, from the chapel of Riser Funeral Home in Olla.
Fulfilling the wishes of Dennis, the family lovingly chose cremation.

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