Obituaries

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Claudine G. Coon

Claudine Godwin Coon, 93, of Winnfield, departed this life on Wednesday, July 18, 2018, at her home in Winnfield after a lengthy illness.
She was born May 4, 1925 in Jena to the union of her parents, Claude and Cora Godwin.
Her life was one of quiet but loving Christian service to her family, church and community.
Claudine was a teacher for several years before her children were born, and dedicated the last 30 years of her work life to Laurel Heights Baptist Church in Winnfield. She also devoted countless hours of service to the Christian faith, Laurel Heights and to the Winn Baptist Association WMU, touching many lives in a loving Christian way over the years, continuing to teach Sunday school until she was 90 years old.

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Tristen Eve Bodie

Tristen Eve Bodie, 13, of Anacoco, passed from this life on Wednesday, July 11, 2018.
She was born January 25, 2005.
Tristen was a student at Hornbeck and a member of the Hornbeck basketball team. Tristen enjoyed running, swimming, and shopping. She had many friends and enjoyed spending time with her family.
Tristen was full of life and never met a stranger. She would offer a hug to anyone who she thought needed it.
Services were held at 4 p.m., Saturday, July 14, at Anacoco First Baptist Church with the Revs. Johnathan Crist and Allan Hatten officiating.
Interment followed in the Oak Grove Cemetery in Hornbeck under direction of Jeane’s Funeral Service.
She was preceded in death by her grandmother, Sharon Gale Madeley.

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Alton Nichols

Alton L. Nichols, 83, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Tuesday, July 10, 2018. He was born on May 15, 1935 to the union of his parents, Clarence and Verdia Nichols. Alton graduated from Central High School at Larto in 1954. In 1955, Alton earned a Mortuary of Science diploma from Commonwealth College of Sciences in Houston, TX. That same year he attained the designation of Professional Embalmer and was employed as a Mortician-Funeral Director at Hammer Funeral Home in Lake Charles. After twenty four years at the funeral home, he joined the Calcasieu Parish Assessor’s Office as a deputy tax assessor retiring in 1997. Alton was a 32nd degree Mason, a Shriner and dedicated member of the Rotary Club of Greater Lake Charles. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and loved to cook. Alton married his high school sweetheart, Euna Vee Wiley on August 12, 1955. Their union lasted over 62 years. Services were held at 11 a.m., Saturday, July 14 at Larto Baptist Church with the Revs.

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Edmond H. Carriere

Edmond Hilliard “Bubba” Carriere, 62, of Oakland, Tennessee, and a native of Jena, passed from this life on Monday, July 9, 2018 in Bartlett, Tennessee. He was born Thursday, July 21, 1955 in Jena to the union of his parents, Harold “Bud” and Mollie Duke Carriere. Bubba was employed by Trans Canada Pipeline. He was a 1973 graduate of Jena High School. Graveside services were held at 10 a.m., Friday, July 13, in the Jena Cemetery, east of Jena, with Rev. Dominick DiCarlo officiating. Interment followed under direction of Kinner and Stevens Funeral Home of Jena. Survivors include his wife of 42 years, Alice Currington Carriere; a son, Jeffrey Carriere and wife Misty; daughter, Hillary Carriere; sister, Nora Gaspard and husband Danny; and four grandchildren, Macy, Mylie, Madi, and Auden. Pallbearers were Tommy Lutrick, Pete Jones, Austin Jones, Kyle Clark, Nickie Currington, and Tim Burris.

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Mariette Beacom

Mariette Beacom, 66, of Jena, passed away suddenly on Monday, July 9, 2018 in her residence in Jena. Mariette is survived by her husband, John; sister, Michelle and husband Jimmy; sons, Robert Hamilton and wife Melissa, Ron Hamilton and wife Punkin, and John Beacom, IV and wife Ashton; six grandsons, Cody, Travis, Jesse, Stephan, Josh, and Triston; one granddaughter, Josie. Mariette was truly the best friend anyone could ask for. She was loved by all and will be terribly missed. A wake and visitation was held from 2 until 6 p.m., Friday July 13, in Kinner & Stevens Funeral Home of Jena.

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Julia “Granny” Powell

Julia Mae “Granny” Powell, 90, of Rosefield, passed from this life on Thursday, July 12, 2018, at the Ouachita Healthcare and Rehabilitation in Monroe. She was born August 17, 1927 in Rosefield to the union of her parents, A. J. Ainsworth, Sr. and Julia Currington Ainsworth. Mrs. Powell was a member of Rosefield Baptist Church. She was a great cook and loved her family very much. She was always a joy to be around. Services were held at 2 p.m., Saturday, July 14, at Rosefield Baptist Church with the Revs. Bubba Tucker and Ricky Gresham officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery under direction of Riser Funeral Home of Columbia. She was preceded in death by her son, Bruce Powell; her parents; brother, A. J. “Pete” Ainsworth, Jr.; sister, Berta Faye Esters; grandsons, Phillip Allen Powell and Joshua Robert Powell. Survivors include her sons, James W. Powell and wife Cheryl, Jonathan A. Powell and wife Noreen, Phillip A. Powell and wife Anita, and Roger T.

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Louis T. Guinn

Louis T. Guinn, 76, passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 7, 2018, while surrounded by his loving family. He was born June 22, 1942 to his parents, David and Trudie Guinn. Louis was a well-known brick mason throughout the state having built many businesses and homes. He made many friends throughout the years and was a very loving father, grandfather and great grandfather. Services were held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, July 11, at Community Pentecostal Church of Manifest with the Revs. Ronnie House and Brent Randall officiating. Interment followed in the Oak Grove Cemetery near Manifest under direction of Magnolia Funeral Home of Alexandria. He was preceded in death by his parents; his loving wife of 33 years, Katie Guinn; one daughter, Tammie Guinn; infant baby; two brothers, Edward Guinn and David Guinn, Jr.; and two sisters, Reba Ann Guinn and Milva Faust.

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Martha B. Bradford

Martha Bynog Bradford, 77, of Melville, went to be with the Lord at 2:34 a.m. on Sunday, July 8, 2018, while living at her daughter’s home in Jonesville. She was born in Natchitoches, and was diagnosed with cancer in February 2018. Mrs. Bradford was happy, cheerful and loved to travel. She was a faithful organist to the First Pentecostal Church of Melville and First Pentecostal Church of Starks for over 50 years. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her. Services were held at 7 p.m., Friday, July 13, in the First Pentecostal Church of Melville. Pastor Samuel Ham officiated at the service and committal. Interment followed at 11 a.m., Saturday, July 14, in the Pine Grove Cemetery at Rhinehart under direction of LaFond-Ardoin Funeral Home of Melville. She was preceded in death by her grandson, Matthew “Matt” Spell; sister, Patsy Ann Bynog; brother, Baron Bynog, Jr; and her parents, Baron and Margie V. Leo Bynog.

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Michael Judd Brown

Michael Judd Brown, 28, of Hebert, and a native of Jena, died on Thursday, July 12, 2018, from injuries he sustained in an accident while working on a bridge project east of Monroe. He was born April 14, 1990 in Monroe, to his parents, Michael Brown and Donna Kirl Lovasz. Michael was an outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was a loving husband, father, son and brother. His family was everything to him. He will be greatly missed. Services were held at 10 a.m., Monday, July 16, in the chapel of Riser Funeral Home in Columbia with his uncle, Rev. Timothy Kirl, officiating. Interment followed in the Hebert Cemetery in Hebert under direction of Riser Funeral Home of Columbia. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, T. W. and Phyllis Kirl and his great-grandparents, O. J. Brown and Annette Green.

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Dexter D. Savage

Dexter Darnell Savage, 23, of Marksville, and formerly of Jena, passed from this life Thursday, July 5, 2018, in a traffic accident in Odessa, Texas. He was born Saturday, February 11, 1995 in Urania. He was the son of Dexter Savage and April Anglin. Dexter was employed as a roughneck in the oilfield industry. Services were held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, July 11, at Trout Creek Baptist Church in Good Pine with Rev. Baker officiating. Interment followed in the Belah Cemetery under direction of Kinner and Stevens Funeral Home of Jena. Survivors include his parents; sisters, Lexus Prudhomme (Kendal) and Alecia Velois; son, Dexter James Savage; and girlfriend, Charie Coke. Pallbearers were Vonte Wallace, Tyrome Brown, Harmon Clark, Chico Savage, Dustyn Thomas, and D’Andra Wallace.

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