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Bobby W. Stevens

Bobby Wayne Stevens, 67, of Columbia, passed from this life on Wednesday, July 26, 2017, at the Citizens Medical Center in Columbia Heights following a sudden illness.

He was born October 22, 1950 in Olla to the union of his parents, John Lafette Stevens and Betty Sue Cruse Stevens.

Bobby Wayne was a master mechanic and it was something that he loved to do. Bobby was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend. His grandchildren were the apple of his eye.

Services were held at 10 a.m., Saturday, July 29, from the sanctuary of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church, west of Columbia, with the Revs. Jerry Wayne Hendrixson and Norman Bryan officiating.

Interment followed in the Lowe Cemetery of Kelly under direction of Riser Funeral Home of Columbia.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and two brothers, Marvin Stevens, Sr. and Richard Stevens, Sr.

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Kathrin Stamper

Eva Kathrin “Kathy” Whitehead Stamper, 74, of Columbia, passed from this life on Friday, July 28, 2017, at the home of her daughter in Shreveport, with her husband, daughter and son-in-law by her side.

She was born February 26, 1943 in Columbia to the union of her parents, Eber Shelf and Naomi Poole Whitehead of Rosefield.

Kathrin graduated from Enterprise High School in 1961. She and her husband, CL, traveled the entire country, east to west and north to south, lived in the mountains and down on the bayou, fished, hunted, camped and lived life large. Together they enjoyed God’s splendid nature and gardening. She was organic before people knew what it was.

Kathrin was full of life. She was a person that loved and thanked God every day for her many blessings. She loved her family and lived life with a fun, to the point attitude. She was softhearted and always caring toward all animals.

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Roger Dale Reeves

Roger Dale Reeves, 67, of Jonesville, passed from this life on Sunday, July 30, 2017, at The Columns in Jonesville.

He was born Thursday, December 1, 1949 in Jena.

Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, August 2 at the Pine Grove Cemetery of Rhinehart with Tyler Pritchard, Bro. Joel Ford and Rev. Joey Paul officiating.

Interment will follow under direction of Young’s Funeral Home of Jonesville.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Felicia Nicole Reeves; son, Kenneth Roger Reeves; and father, Huey Long Reeves.

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Russell F. Metchette

Russell Frederick Metchette, 87, of Carencro, entered eternal rest on Tuesday, July 25, 2017, at his residence.

He was born April 4,1930.

Russell was of the non-denominational faith. He retired as a Captain of the Royal Canadian Air Force, and afterwards, he moved to Louisiana where he went to work for Justiss Oil Company as a computer programmer. During this time, he lived in Ball and commuted to Jena to work. He retired after 20 years with Justiss.

He was married to the late Minnie Yule Metchette, the second to youngest daughter of James Wilson and Nancy Leonie Yule, lifetime residents of Nebo.

Services were held at 1 p.m., Thursday, July 27, at Rush Funeral Home in Pineville with the Revs. Michael Fluitt and Jack Fluitt, Jr. officiating.

Interment followed in the Nebo Cemetery at Nebo under direction of Rush Funeral Home of Pineville.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Minnie Yule Metchette.

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Debra Lynn Evans

Debra Lynn Parker Evans, 59, of Summerville, passed from this life on Thursday, July 27, 2017, at the Medical Center in Plano, Texas, from complications following surgery.

Debra retired in June of 2007 after serving 30 years in various positions at the LaSalle Library in Jena.

Funeral arrangements were incomplete as of press time late Monday but will be announced by Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena.

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J. “Sonny” Davis

Joseph “Sonny” Davis, 83, of Jonesville, passed from this life on Thursday, July 27, 2017, at his residence surrounded by family.

He was born June 9, 1934 in Jonesville to the union of his parents, Joseph G. Davis and Margery Richard Davis.

Mr. Davis was a member of First United Methodist Church of Jonesville, and served his country in the United States Army as a medic for two years. He was a graduate of Loyola University with a degree in Pharmacy, and owned and operated Davis Drugs in Jonesville for 35 years.

Services were held at 2 p.m., Sunday, July 30, at the First United Methodist Church in Jonesville with the Revs. Lloyd Trisler and Stewart Sherman officiating.

Interment followed in the Jena Cemetery, east of Jena, under direction of Young’s Funeral Home of Jonesville.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his beloved wife, Nellie Edwards Davis; and his son, Joseph Mark Davis.

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Mildred C. Vickers

Mildred Chambers Vickers, 83, of Urania, passed from this life surrounded by family and friends at her home in Urania on Saturday, July 22, 2017.

She was born October 30, 1933, in Madisonville, Texas to the union of her parents, Bob and Pauline Chambers.

Mrs. Vickers was a very involved member of her community, having served as a member of the Olla Pinewood Garden Club and the Order of the Eastern Star, Aldine Chapter #1088.

Services were held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, July 25, at Pinehill Baptist Church near Olla with the Revs. Cory Fowler and Ed Smith officiating.

Interment followed in the Beech Creek Cemetery under direction of Riser Funeral Home of Columbia/Olla.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl L. Vickers; her parents; and her brother, Bud Chambers.

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Ed Yule

Ed Yule, 95, of Nebo, passed from this life on Sunday, July 23, 2017, at Riverside Hospital in Alexandria.

He was a noted duck call maker and had been honored around the world for his unique calls. Ed was a native of LaSalle Parish.

Funeral arrangements were incomplete at press time on Monday, but will be announced and handled by Kinner and Stevens Funeral Home of Jena.

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Betty Faye Spence

Betty Faye Spence, 78, of Jena, passed from this life on Wednesday, July 19, 2017, at her residence.

She was born January 25, 1939 in Red Level, Alabama, to the family of William Grady and Ethel Addie Webb DuBose.

Services were held at 2 p.m., Thursday, July 20, at Trinity Baptist Church near Jena with the Revs. Michael Russell and Johnnie Phillips 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 parents; sisters, Ruth Whatley and Rudeen Shannon; brothers, Coston, Burl, Earl, Roy, Billy, Harmon, Hoyt and Alfred DuBose.

Survivors include her husband, Robert Spence; daughters, Cindy Fitzgerald and husband Eugene and Janice Nolker and husband Stephen; sons, Robert Spence and wife Linda, Terry Spence and wife Cathy and Bruce Spence and wife Amy; sister, Lessie Mae Chapman; 14 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren.

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Curtis C. Richardson

Curtis Clarence Richardson, 88, of Grayson, and a former resident of Olla, entered the gates of Heaven on July 21, 2017 while at his home in Pistol Thicket in Caldwell Parish with his family by his side.

He was born April 13, 1929 in Pistol Thicket to Clarence and Ethel Richardson.

Curtis attended Grayson High School and graduated in 1946. He went on to earn a degree in Agriculture from LSU. After graduation, he joined the military serving in the Air Force, stationed in Biloxi, Mississippi from 1951-1954. During his service, he married Lois Steely in 1952.

After his service in the military, he took his first job teaching at Mangham High School. After one year, he accepted a position at Kelly High School, then after one year accepted a position at LaSalle High School in 1956.

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