Obituaries

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Jerry Lee Jordan

Jerry Lee Jordan

Jerry Lee Jordan, 53, of Jena, passed from this life on the morning of Wednesday, May 6, 2020.

Jerry was raised in Jena, the son of Fred and Jean Jordan.

His positive and honest attitude will be greatly missed.

He is survived by his wife, Patsy Jordan; daughter, Megan Jordan; father, Fred Jordan; and brother, “Freddie” Jordan.

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Janice McCrory

Janice McCrory

Janice Elizabeth Morgan McCrory, 76, of Jena, passed from this earth to her heavenly reward on Monday, May 4, 2020 following a sudden, short illness.

Born January 23, 1944, in Bay City, Texas, Janice was a graduate of Jena High School, Class of 1962, and received a Bachelor of Arts in education from Louisiana Tech University.

A schoolteacher, she devoted much of her life to educating students from elementary to junior high school in such spots as Pensacola and Middleburg, Florida; and at Lajes Field, on the island of Terceira in the Azores, Portugal.

She retired from Jena Junior High School in 2007 after teaching there for 16½ years, having twice been named Jena Teacher of the Year and, in 2000, LaSalle Parish Teacher of the Year.

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Shirley Childress

Shirley Childress

Shirley Ann Oser Childress, 66, of Grayson, passed from this life on Wednesday, May 6, 2020, at her residence surrounded by her loving family.

She was born January 8, 1954 to her loving parents, Alvin Henry “Bud” Oser and Beulah Yvonne Hatten Oser.

Shirley was an active member of the Urania Pentecostal Church. She enjoyed going to hear Elvis Presley impersonators in concert. She was a wonderful mother and grandmother and loved spending time with her children and grandchildren.

To know Shirley was to love her and she will be sorely and forever missed by her family and by all those who called her friend.

Services were held at 2 p.m., Tuesday May 12, from the sanctuary of Urania Pentecostal Church with Rev. Clay Hutto officiating.

Interment followed in the Old Bethel Cemetery, west of Clarks, under direction of Riser & Son Funeral Home of Olla and Columbia.

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Barbara D. Chapman

Barbara D. Chapman

Barbara Denise Chapman, 54, of Trout, passed from this life on Thursday, May 7, 2020.

She was born November 3, 1965 to the union of her parents, William Jackson and Mae Jones Johnson.

Barbara was a member of Zenoria Baptist Church in the Zenoria Community, and was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and sister.

Private graveside services were held Saturday, May 9, at White Rock Cemetery in the Eden Community with Rev. Joel Johnson officiating. Interment followed under direction of Hixson

Interment followed under direction of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and brother, Clyde Jackson.

Those left to cherish in her memory include her husband, Marshall Chapman; daughter, Ellie Joy (Aaron) of Jena; brothers, Clifton Jackson (June), and Herman Jackson (Renee), all of Jena; sister, Clarice Caldwell of Jena; two grandchildren, Kaidence Joy and Tucker Joy; and a host of nieces and nephews.

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Dorothy Chatelain

Dorothy Duke Chatelain, 94, of Alexandria, passed from this life on Saturday, May 2, 2020, at The Oaks Care Center in Pineville.

She was born January 21, 1926.

Mrs. Chatelain was a retired beautician and a member of Homewood Baptist Church of Alexandria. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend.

A private graveside service was held at Magnolia Cemetery in Nebo with Rev. Mark Breland officiating.

Interment followed under direction of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Pineville.

She was preceded in death by her husband, E. P. Chatelain; father, Columbus Duke; mother, Mary Lillian Duke Corley, and step-father, Bob Corley; sister, Lona Russell; and brother, Harvey Duke.

Survivors include her daughter, Sonja Shannon Hogg; son, David Chatelain and wife Evelyn; granddaughter, Brandi Chatelain; grandson, Chase Chatelain and wife Traci; and sister-in-law, Thelma Duke.

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Gregory Leo Brown

Gregory Leo Brown, 51, of Edmond, Oklahoma, passed from this life on Tuesday, April 28, 2020.

He was born on September 20, 1968 in Morgan City.

Greg graduated from Tomball High School in Tomball, Texas.

He was a gentle and kind-hearted man who upon first meeting you would be a friend for life. He had cousins that he not only considered as family but best friends. He will be missed by so many.

He was an avid sports fan and had an extensive baseball card collection. He enjoyed board games and reading the novels by his favorite author Stephen King. His cat Kittybaby held a special place in his heart.

Greg is survived by his brother, Jeff Brown, sister-in law, Kim, and nephew Cliff of Texas; his sister, Kathy Gettelman, brother-in law Andy Gettelman of Dubois, WY; and many other family members and friends.

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Mable W. Book

Mable W. Book

Mable W. Book, 94, of Jonesville, passed from this life on Tuesday, May 5, 2020, at Rapides Regional Medical Center in Alexandria.

She was born June 24, 1925 in Larto, to the union of her parents, Alfred H. Wiley and Stella Charrier Wiley.

She was a beloved wife, mother and grandmother. She was loved by all who knew her.

Graveside services were held at 2 p.m., Thursday, May 7, at Palo Alto Cemetery, Mayna, with the Revs. Shannon Pennington and Kenn Gordon officiating.

Interment followed under the direction of Magnolia Funeral Home, Alexandria.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her beloved husband of 60 years, Charles B. Book Sr. (Bo); daughter, Charlene B. Wiley; son, Delta M. Book Sr.; daughter-in-law, Marcia Book Butler; grandson, Delta M. Book Jr. (Lil Dale); infant granddaughter, Cynthia Ann Wiley; brothers, Dan Wiley, Homer Wiley, Joe Wiley, Boyd Wiley, Bob Wiley and Archie Wiley; sisters, Cora Mae Wade and Millie Wiley.

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Theresa Marie Parks

Theresa Marie Parks, 54, of Jena, passed from this life on Saturday, April 25, 2020, in Jena.

She was born November 30, 1965 in Cleveland, Ohio.

Those left to cherish in her memory include her sons, Patrick Grammer of Leeds, AL, and Dustin Grammer of Anniston, AL; daughters, Ashley Savoy of Jena, and Brandi Savoy of Jena; six grandchildren, Walker Grammer, Rylee Grammer, Nathan Cupit, Carson Cupit, Gunner Graham, and Noah Grammer.

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Bo Nealy

Bo Nealy, 79, of the Little Creek Community, passed from this life on Saturday, May 2, 2020.

He was born March 5, 1941 in Winnsboro to the union of his parents, Joseph Phillip Nealy, Sr. and Edith Nell Nesbit Nealy.

Private graveside services were held Monday, May 4, at Hawthorne Cemetery in Little Creek with the Revs. Kent Hatfield and Joel Johnson officiating.

Interment followed under direction of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena.

He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Kevin Nealy; and sister, Vicki Nell Robinson.

Those left to cherish in his memory include his 23-year companion, Murtice Jordan; son, Joel Nealy of Jena, brothers, Earl Lloyd Nealy of Winnsboro, and Joseph Phillip Nealy, Jr. of Winnsboro; sister, Pattie Kenney of Winnsboro; two grandchildren; one great grandchild; and a host of nieces and nephews.

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Ronnie L. Holley

Ronnie L. Holley

Ronnie LaWayne Holley, 50, of Jena, passed from this life on Wednesday, April 29, 2020.

He was born July 23, 1969 in Baton Rouge .

Private graveside services were held on Friday, May 1, at Harris Cemetery in Crowville with Rev. Cecil Ray Carroll officiating

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

He was preceded in death by his son, Kalub Holley.

Those left to cherish in his memory include his wife of 5 years, Jewel Carter Holley; sons, Clay Holley (Carly) of Livonia, and Chris Carter of Broken Arrow, OK; father, Larry Holley, Sr. of Manifest; mother, Sara Elliott Holley of Manifest; twin brother, Lonnie DeWayne Holley (Christy) of Belah, and brother, Larry Holley, Jr. (Lisa) of Georgetown; and grandsons, Brently and Robert Holley.

Pallbearers were Harold Carter, Shawn Carter, Brandon Holley, Junior Carroll, Jason Windham, and David Goodman, with Hunter Holley serving as honorary pallbearer.

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