Obituaries

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Ronnie Lucas

Ronnie Lucas, 62, of Jonesville, passed from this life on Thursday, March 14, 2019, at his home.

He was born Saturday, October 27, 1956 in Jonesville to the union of his parents, James Dennis Lucas and Deloris Lucas.

Services were held at 2 p.m., Monday, March 18, at Utility Baptist Church near Jonesville with the Revs. James Foster and Dustin Robertson officiating.

Interment followed in the Lucas Cemetery of Jonesville under direction of Magnolia Funeral Home of Alexandria.

He was preceded in death by his parents; twin brother, Donnie Lucas; nieces, LeAnn Smith, Beth Wright and Susanne Cay; nephew, John Cay; three sisters-in-law, JoAnne Wright, Aileen Cay and Brenda Warren; father-in-law, J.W. Jones; and best friend, Howard “Charlie Brown” Ivey.

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20
Mar

R. Eddie Dearmon

Richard Eddie Dearmon, 87, of Greenwood, Louisiana, peacefully passed from this life surrounded by his children on Sunday, March 10, 2019, following a brief illness.

He was born in Sikes, Louisiana on May 18, 1931, to William Edgar Dearmon and Anna Eliza Dearmon.

Eddie was a graduate of Urania High School. He was a Korean War Veteran, having served in the U.S. Navy where he drove amphibious landing craft transporting troops and equipment.

Mr. Dearmon spent over 40 years as a manager and owner of retail department stores in New Iberia, DeRidder, Jena, and other cities in Louisiana. He was the owner of the Ben Franklin Family Center in Jena, Louisiana from 1974-1983.

Eddie was a loving husband, a beloved father, and a doting grandfather and great grandfather. He was an active member of First Baptist Church, Greenwood, Louisiana.

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13
Mar

Hazle C. McLendon

Hazle C. McLendon, 89, of Summerville, passed from this life on Friday, March 1, 2019.

She was born August 27, 1929 in Harrisonburg and she was a member of Summerville Baptist Church.

Graveside services were held at 2 p.m., Monday, March 4, at the Summerville Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Pete McCarty officiating.

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

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ellis McLendon; mother, Tena Crane; and sisters, Eula Lane, and Ruby Coon.

Those left to cherish in her memory include her sons, Danny McLendon and wife Eloise of Manifest, and Mike McLendon and wife Rose of Dover, AR; daughters, Patti Johnson and husband Jimmy and Kandy McLendon, all of Ball; grandchildren, Jory Randall and Rana Randall, both of Ball, Stephanie Grantham of Canton, MS, and Misty Rogers of Manchester, GA.; and her lifelong best friend Minnie Brown of Summerville.

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13
Mar

Debby Nix Gregory

Debby Nix Gregory, 71, of Jena, was received into Heaven on Friday, March 8, 2019, at LaSalle General Hospital in Jena.

She was born on August 21, 1947 to John Wade Nix, Jr. and Berdina McNeely Nix in Alexandria.

She was a graduate of Jena High School and received a degree in Computer Science from Nicholls State University.

She worked as a legal secretary for many years before working as a programmer and as a secretary/bookkeeper in the oil industry. She attended Oak Grove Baptist Church and was involved in the AWANA program, teaching children how to “hide God’s Word in their hearts.”

She met the love of her life, Terry Gregory, in 1994, and would have celebrated their 25th Wedding Anniversary in May.

Mrs. Gregory was preceded in death by her parents, J.W. Nix, Jr. and Berdina Nix; one brother, Robert Wade “Buddy” Nix; and a great nephew, Tristan Wade Allen.

Wed
06
Mar

Joe Bill Talley

Joe Bill Talley, 63, of West Monroe, and a native of Olla, passed from this life on Saturday, February 23, 2019.

He was born March 13, 1955 in Olla to the union of his parents, Billy and Ann Talley.

Joe Bill was a barber and car salesman. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and being outdoors, especially at Woolen Lake. He was a registered organ donor and through his donation, he will give two individuals the opportunity of sight through cornea donation.

Graveside services were held at 2 p.m., Saturday, March 2, at Olla Cemetery with Rev. Bo Prather officiating.

Burial followed under direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home of West Monroe.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Ann Talley; sister, Mauri Talley; brother, Kyle Talley; and grandparents, A.N. and Vivian Talley, and W.P. and Edith Nethery.

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06
Mar

Jared Ray Streeter

Jared Ray Streeter, 30, of Monroe, passed from this life on Thursday, February 28, 2019.

He was born September 8, 1988, in Bastrop.

Jared was a devoted family man, and an avid outdoorsman and conservationist.

Services were held at 10 a.m., Saturday, March 2, at Bayou Oaks Baptist Church in Monroe with Dr. Clyde Sanchez and Todd Strain officiating.

Interment followed at Christ Church Cemetery in Bastrop under direction of Griffin Funeral Home of West Monroe.

Those left to cherish his memory include his wife of four years Caitlin Streeter of Monroe; his 8-month-old son, Connor Ray Streeter; parents, Wesley and Jeanine Streeter of Bastrop; one brother, Jeremy Streeter and wife Jennifer of Bastrop; his father and mother-in-law, Aaron and Lisa Jolley of Jonesville; as well as a host of extended family and friends.

Pallbearers were Scott Breedlove, Cory Settoon, Clinton Patrick, Patrick Petrus, Shawn Downhour, and Chad Yeldell.

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06
Mar

In Memory of Raymond Breithaupt

Five long, lonesome years have passed. It doesn’t get any easier. You are always on my mind. I believe I will see you again. That will be a happy day.

Sadly missed by your wife, Meddie

Wed
06
Mar

Bessie Aline Ramsey

Bessie Aline Ramsey, 88, of Olla, passed from this life on Monday, February 25, 2019.

She was born in Monroe on July 16, 1930.

Services were held at 2 p.m., Friday, March 1, at the Olla Methodist Church in Olla with Rev. Aaron Carpenter officiating.

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

She was preceded in death by her father, Nelson Talley; mother, Vera Harris; brother, Bobby Talley; and son-in-law, Rickie Tyler.

Those left to cherish in her memory include her daughters, Gay Higdon and husband Phillip of Longview, TX, and Becky Tyler; brother, Billy Talley of Olla; grandchildren, Todd Dearmon and wife Lisa of Jena, Brandy Bowers and husband Buster, and Candy Hudak, all of Conroe, TX, Bryan Higdon and Leslie Higdon, both of Longview, TX; ten great grandchildren and many nephews and nieces who cared for and loved her.

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06
Mar

Marie Morace Dickson

Marie Morace Dickson, 75, of Monterey, passed from this life on Sunday, February 24, 2019.

She was born March 23, 1943 in New Era.

Services were held at 12-noon on Thursday, Feb. 28, in the chapel of Monterey Church of Christ in Monterey with the Brothers Vince Mallette, Paul Stephens, and Clyde Gramin officiating.

Interment followed in the Dewey Cemetery in New Era under direction of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena.

She was preceded in death by her father, Jessie Charles Morace; mother, Bessie Mae Hamilton; brother, Troy Donald Morace; sisters, Camille Morace, Elaine Gargainers, Barbara Hewllet, and Sadie Morace.

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06
Mar

J. W. Nix

John Wade “J.W.” Nix, Jr., 94, of Jena, passed peacefully from this life on Monday, February 25, 2019, in LaSalle General Hospital of Jena.

J.W. was born December 9, 1924 in the Midway community to the union of his parents, J. W. Nix, Sr. and Lillie Mae Parker Nix.

J.W. grew up in the Midway community, attending local schools and graduating from Jena High School in 1942.

He was halfway through his senior year at JHS when World War II was declared. Upon graduation, he married the love of his life, Berdina Gray. Looking forward to working and raising a family, all that was interrupted in August 1943 when he was drafted into the U.S. Army.

After basic training at Ft. Riley, Kansas, he was sent to Ft. Ord, CA, then on to New Guinea and from there to the Admiralty Islands. During that time, he took part in the invasion of the Leyte Island (Philippines – also known as the Battle of Lyte), all in 1944.

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