Obituaries

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Forrest Mixon

Forrest Mixon

Forrest Edward Mixon, 68, of Trout, left this earth on Tuesday, July 7, 2020.

He was born January 18, 1952 to the union of his parents, Lloyd Randall Mixon and Dorothy Brooks Mixon.

Forrest grew up in the Zenoria Community and attended elementary school at Trout Good Pine. During these years he made life-long friends that continue to this day.

In May 1970 he graduated from Jena High School and enrolled in Northeast Louisiana University in Monroe. He completed his Bachelor of Science in Agronomy from this university and began work as an Assistant County Agent for Vernon Parish.

After a few years, he began work as a research assistant for LSU working on developing varieties of peaches for Louisiana Farmers. During these years he completed his Master’s Degree in Agronomy from LSU.

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Daniel Alden Creel

Daniel Alden Creel

Daniel Alden Creel, 96, of Enterprise, affectionately known as ”Professor” or “Fessor”, went safely into the arms of Jesus, July 07, 2020, in the comfort of his own home surrounded by loved ones.

He was born March 27, 1924, in Manifest, to the union of his parents, Albert L. and Phronie Massey Creel.

As a young man, Alden graduated from Manifest High School. Then as times would have it, he proudly served his country in the United States Army during World War II. He was involved in the “Battle of the Bulge” as U.S. forces captured the critical remaining Remagen Bridge across the Rhine River in Germany.

It was here he was wounded in the peril of battle for his country during the closing weeks of WWII. He was truly a great American hero as he fought for the freedoms of this nation that we enjoy today.

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Donald Seth LeMay

Donald Seth LeMay, 82, of Jonesville, passed from this life on Sunday, July 5, 2020, in the Haven Nursing Home of Columbia.

He was born Friday, April 1, 1938 in Stamps, Arkansas to the union of his parents, Bennie Samuel LeMay and Ruby Brown LeMay.

Services were held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, July 8, at Pine Hill Baptist Church near Olla with Brothers Chase Weeks and Cory Fowler officiating.

Interment followed in the Pine Hill Church Cemetery near Olla under direction of Young’s Funeral Home of Jonesville.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Peggy Phillips LeMay; and three brothers, Allen LeMay, Tim LeMay and Tillman LeMay.

Survivors include three daughters, Debra DeVaux and husband Brian of Kelly, Teresa Peoples of Oakdale, and Shelia Ford of Winnsboro; one son, Steve LeMay of Manifest; nine grandchildren, ten great grandchildren, and a host of nieces and nephews.

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Sandra Hailey

Sandra Jean Chellete Hailey, 60, of Jena, passed from this life on Wednesday, July 8, 2020, at her home following a brief illness.

She was born October 12, 1959 in Monroe to the union of her parents, Jesse Chellete and Shirley Thomas Chellete.

Graveside services were held at 2 p.m., Saturday, July 11, at the Nebo Cemetery in Nebo with the Revs. Gary Norris and Mark Breland officiating.

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

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Those left to cherish in her memory include her husband, Steven Hailey; her son, Joshua Hailey of Nebo; daughter, Amanda Wells (Brian) of Slaughter; two grandchildren, Hunter Hailey and Madison Wells; and a host of friends.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, www.cancer.org/donate, American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123.

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Jul

Shirley Mae Fleming

Shirley Mae Fleming

Shirley Mae Dotson Fleming, 68, of Omaha, Texas, and formerly of Trout, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, June 22, 2020.

She was born November 14, 1951 in Jena to the union of her parents, C. C. “Columbus” and Ivalere Dotson of Trout.

Shirley was a homemaker and a very proud Nana of five grandkids and one great granddaughter, which was the light of her life after her retirement. She graduated Jena High School in 1969, home of the Jena Giants, where she played basketball and was a gold duster.

She married in 1970 to Irving Ray Fleming and they had two daughters. She worked as night desk clerk at Townsmen Inn in Jena for several years. Also at Jena Burger Barn and Ginny’s Restaurant during and after she retired from throwing the Alexandria Daily Town Talk for over 20 plus years. She was always busy and on the go.

Graveside services were held at 11 a.m., Monday, June 29, at Belah Cemetery in the Belah Community.

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Jay Ray Hyde

Jay Ray Hyde, 77, passed from this life on Thursday, July 2, 2020, at Christus St. Frances Cabrini Hospital in Alexandria.

J. R. served his country in the United States Army from November 14, 1959 to August 31, 1961, when he was honorably discharged.

Memorial services were held at 1 p.m., Tuesday, July 7, at the Woodman Lodge in Jonesville, under direction of Magnolia Funeral Home of Alexandria.

He was preceded in death by his father, Johnny Ray Weaver of Many; his mother, Elva Beck of Jonesville; two brothers, Sammy Joe Hyde of Jonesville and Grady Lamar Hyde, both of Jonesville.

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Terry Don Gann

Terry Don Gann, 67, of Jonesville, passed from this life on Sunday, July 5, 2020.

Terry was born July 15, 1952.

He was preceded in death by his father, Oadis Lee Gann; and brother, Rocky Gann.

Those left to cherish in his memory include his mother, Betty Watson Gann of Jonesville; brother, Scotty Gann (June) of Trout; nephews, Scott Gann (Liz) and Rocky Gann (Christina); four great nephews; and one great niece.

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Tyler Keith Brooks

Tyler Keith Brooks, 28, of West Monroe, and formerly of Jena, passed from this life on Sunday, July 5, 2020.

He was born March 31, 1992.

Tyler loved MMA, being outdoors, and spending time with his wife and son.

Friends and family gathered from 2 to 4 p.m., Thursday, July 9, in the chapel of Griffin Funeral Home in West Monroe.

He was preceded in death by his grandpa, Earl Keith Brooks; great-grandparents, Gladys and Ivy McDowell, TJ, and Opal Rowell; and great friend, Tessa Poole.

Survivors include his wife, Daneace Brooks; son, Brantley Keith Brooks; mother, Gaye McDowell; father, Kevin Brooks; two sisters, Bailey Robinson and Mindy Brooks; grandmother, Rose Brooks; and a host of extended family and friends.

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“Jim Pod” Bradford

“Jim Pod” Bradford

Walterine “Jim Pod” Bradford, 85, of Jena, passed from this life on Saturday, July 11, 2020, in West Monroe.

She was born May 28, 1935 in the Blade Community near Jena to the union of her parents, Walter Hanes and Ada Doughty Hanes.

Services were held Tuesday, July 14, in the chapel of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena with Rev. Patrick Thompson officiating.

Interment followed in the Pine Grove Cemetery at Rhinehart under direction of Hixson Brothers, Inc. of Jena.

She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Horace Ray “Jake” Bradford, Jr.; brother, George Hanes; and sisters, Sarah Pritchard and Mary McKnight.

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Jul

Rev. Tony Wilson

Rev. Tony Wilson, 74, of Jena, passed from this life on Monday morning, July 6, 2020, at the home of his daughter in Carencro, Louisiana.

Rev. Wilson served as pastor of several churches in the area, with his last church being Crossroads Baptist Church near Nebo.

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

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