Obituaries

Obituaries

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Purvis “Earl” Cotten, 83, passed from this life on Monday, September 3, 2018, while surrounded by

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Sharel Renee Miller, 63, of Georgetown, passed from this life on Thursday, September 6, 2018 in W

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Edith Ann McDaniel Price, 80, of Winnfield, passed away Friday, September 7, 2018 at her home aft

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Steven Joshua Webb, 31, of Monroe, passed from this life on Monday, August 13, 2018.

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Russell William McClary, 68, of Olla, passed from this life on Friday, August 31, 2018, at Hardtn

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Davis Young

Davis Young, 66, of Urania, passed from this life on Saturday, May 26, 2018, at his residence in Jena. He was born April 15, 1952 in Jena to the union of Spencer and Lucy Westbrooks Young. Davis was a hard working man who worked in the woods and he loved to go fishing. He loved his family and his grandchildren. Services were held at 3 p.m., Sunday, May 27, at the First Baptist Church of Olla with Rev. Denver McBroom officiating. Interment followed at the Urania Cemetery in Urania under direction of Riser Funeral Home of Olla. He was preceded in death by his son, Davis Overton Young; his parents; siblings, Clyde Young, Kenneth Young, Mae Coleman, Ilene Coleman, Mavis Young, and Edith Humble.

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Chester Roy Walton

Chester Roy Walton, 70, passed from this life on Monday, May 28, 2018, at his residence. Services were held at 2 p.m., Thursday, May 31, at Meyers Bend Pentecostal Church near Harrisonburg with Pastor Terry Glaspell, and Revs. Jack Knapp and Bill Cotten officiating. Interment followed in the Harrisonburg Cemetery under direction of Magnolia Funeral Home of Alexandria. He was preceded in death by his father, Chester Walton; mother, Maggie Walton; sister, Georgie Perrin; two brothers, Jimmy Ronald Walton and Robert Walton. Those left to cherish his memory include his wife, Patricia Walton; son, Jimmy Walton and wife Melissa of Harrisonburg; son, Tony Walton and wife Tabitha of Harrisonburg; Joe and Mandy Riley of Harrisonburg; 11 grandchildren; four great grandchildren; two brothers, George Walton Sr.

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Allen Kendrick

William Allen Kendrick, Jr., 56, of Jena passed from this life Thursday, May 24, 2018 in an accident in Pineville. He was born September 8, 1961 in Jena to the union of his parents, William Allen Kendrick, Sr. and Helen Bliss Clancy Kendrick. Allen served in the United States Marine Corps as a Bandsman, worked for Procter and Gamble Plant in Pineville, and served his community as a director of the Community Choir. Allen was an active member of the Nolley Memorial United Methodist Church of Jena. A memorial service honoring the life of Allen was held at 2 p.m., Monday, May 28, at Nolley Memorial United Methodist Church, with the Revs. Truman Stagg and Daniel Hixon officiating. The service included full military honors, and was under direction of Kinner and Stevens Funeral Home of Jena. He was preceded in death by his father; and a niece, Sharon Lillian Bradford.

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Aaron Joubert, Sr.

James Aaron Joubert, Sr., 81, a former prominent Jena businessman, passed from this life on Tuesday, May 29, 2018, at the LaSalle Nursing Home of Jena. He was born August 30, 1936, in Washington, Louisiana, to the union of his parents, John and Estelle Stephens Joubert. Aaron grew up in the era of hard times, with a single mom after Aaron’s father died, leaving his mother with three small children to raise. Aaron began working at the age of 6, hauling ice and doing other small jobs to help bring a little money home to his mom and sisters. He grew up in Washington, Louisiana, along with his sisters. He cherished spending time with his cousins Allen, Raphael, and Vernon. Aaron also served in the US Army. Aaron and his late wife, Sherry, moved to Jena in 1963 after purchasing the Golden Age Nursing Center. Aarons hobbies centered around working and staying busy. He loved to tinker in his shop, keep his farm equipment maintained, bush hog, and maintain his beautiful home and property.

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Harry K. Henson

Harry K. Henson, 75, of Greensboro, NC, and formerly of Tullos, passed away peacefully Wednesday, May 30, 2018 at Hospice & Palliative Care of Greensboro’s Beacon Place. A private celebration of his life will be held for the family Father’s Day weekend. Everyone knew him as “Harry K,” and also as Papaw, KK, Crow and Eureka. He was born to the union of Harry Henry Henson and Pauline Knouse Henson in Pleasant Hill, La. on December 29th, 1942. He and his family later moved to Jefferson, Texas where he lived until the age of 10. The family then moved to Urania, La. where he met the love of his life, at age 11. As a young teen, Harry K. enjoyed hiking and exploring the local dense forests and was in awe of the historical loblolly pines not far from his home. His love of nature extended to many years of white perch fishing. He loved the study of world history and government and was very accomplished in his knowledge of both.

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John Tatum Atkins

John Tatum Atkins, 38, of Tullos, passed from this life on Friday, June 1, 2018. He was born Tuesday, April 15, 1980 in Pineville. John was a member of Calvary Baptist Church, located west of Tullos, and was a graduate of CLTCC, Huey P. Long Campus with a 4.0 G.P.A Welding Diploma. He was also a 2000 graduate of LaSalle High School and was employed by McCartney Well Service of Tullos. John was also a welder for Turner Industries. He was a loving son, brother, and father. John loved the woods, history, working, music, and singing. Services were held Tuesday, June 5, at Calvary Baptist Church with Rev. Duane Moreno officiating. Interment followed in the Calvary Cemetery, west of Tullos, under direction of Southern Funeral Home of Winnfield. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Carl Waters, J.O., Sr. and Yvonne Long Atkins; and uncle, Jimmy Waters.

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Marilyn MitchellRobert Glenn Buckelew

Robert Glenn Buckelew, 81, of Jena, passed from this life on Monday, May 21, 2018 at Jena Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Jena. He was born December 26, 1936 in Grant Parish to Robert Lee and Ruby Corbitt Buckelew. Glenn was retired from the oilfield industry. He held various position within the industry during his career. Glenn enjoyed gardening as well as other outdoor activities. He especially treasured the friendships he formed during his daily walks on the town recreation trail. He was an avid hunter and fisherman prior to his retirement. He was a loving husband, Daddy and Pop. Graveside services were held in the Woodland Cemetery, east of Jena, with interment following under direction of Kinner and Stevens Funeral Home of Jena. He was preceded in death by his parents.

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Marilyn Mitchell

Marilyn Faye Mitchell, 62, of Wildsville, passed from this life on Tuesday, May 22, 2018, at the LaSalle General Hospital of Jena. Memorial services were held at 1 p.m., Friday, May 25, at Evangeline Baptist Church of Wildsville with Pastor Curtis Smith officiating. She was preceded in death by her father, Rollie Mitchell, Jr. and mother, Freda Faye Mitchell of Wildsville; and sister, Carolyn Brocato of Slidell. Those left to cherish her memory include her daugters, Hope McMillin and Summer McMillin, both of Jonesville; one granddaughter, Jaden Meyers of Jonesville; and a nephew, Mitch Brocato and wife Krissy of Slidell.

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Alice Sue Redich

Alice Redich, 67, of Jena, passed from this life on Thursday, May 24, 2018, at her residence. She was born December 13, 1950 in Bastrop to the union of her parents, Fred and Thelma Marie Bradford Whittn. Memorial services were held at 11 a.m., Saturday, May 26, at Cross Roads Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents; and a brother, William Perry Whittn. Those left to cherish her memory include her husband, Phillip Redich of Jena; son, William Pecou, Jr. of Patterson; daughters, Dawn Meshell Dimler of Canton, GA, and Rachel Lynn Elliot of Jasper, GA; brother, Micheal Whittn of Pheonix, AZ; grandchildren, Ryan Rampley, Taylor and Catlyn Pecou, Tiffany Dimler, Katy Bachman; and great-granddaughter, Cadence Bachman.

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Sheila Ratcliff Paul

Sheila Ratcliff Paul, 63, passed from this life on Tuesday, May 15, 2018, at Christus St. Frances Cabrini Hospital in Alexandria. Sheila loved to cook and feed her family, loved her pets and loved her church family and playing the piano. The Lord and her family were the two most important things in her life. Services were held at 10 a.m., Saturday, May 19, at Jonesville Church of God with the Revs. Marion Trisler, Jr., Terry Deville, Tim Crooks, and Brad Crooks officiating. Interment followed in the Eva Church of God Cemetery in Monterey under direction of Magnolia Funeral Home of Alexandria. She was preceded in death by her parents, Joe L. (Jay) Ratcliff and Mable Crouch Ratcliff.

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