Obituaries

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Ed Rutledge

Ed Rutledge

Ed Rutledge, 76, of Jonesville, passed from this life on Wednesday, September 9, 2020, at Christus St. Frances Cabrini Medical Center in Alexandria.

He was born June 10, 1944 to the union of Nash and Louella Rutledge.

Ed was a deacon, charter member and of the board of directors at Jonesville Church of God. He was a devoted husband, Dad and Poppa. He loved his church, church family and the Lord, but most of all he treasured his grandchildren and great grandchildren. He loved spending time at his camp with his family and loved hunting and fishing.

Graveside services were held at 10 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 12, at Garden of Memories Cemetery in Jonesville with Brothers Tim Crooks and Junior Trisler officiating.

Interment followed under the direction of Magnolia Funeral Home, Alexandria.

He was preceded in death by his parents; siblings, Gracie Carroll, Marion Rutledge, Charles Rutledge and L.W. Rutledge; and father-in-law, Clifton Harris.

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Peggy Poole Routon

Peggy Poole Routon, 81, of Jonesville, passed from this life on Saturday, September 12, 2020, at the St. Frances Cabrini Medical Center in Alexandria.

She was born Friday, October 14, 1938 in Jonesville to the union of her parents, Billy Poole and Debbie Hudnall Poole.

Ms. Routon was a resident of Jonesville and a member of Harrisonburg First Baptist Church, where she gladly served as a Sunday School teacher, G.A. Leader, youth leader and deacon’s wife.

She enjoyed sewing, making flower arrangements, bird watching, reading and cooking. Mornings were her favorite time for drinking a good cup of coffee and reading God’s Word. She absolutely loved spending time with her children and especially her twin granddaughters, who were the light of her life.

Services were held at 3 p.m., Monday, Sept. 14, at Harrisonburg First Baptist Church with Dr. Phillip Caples and Robert Bradley officiating.

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Earl F. Rogers

Earl F. Rogers

Earl F. Rogers, 84, of Grayson, and a native of LaSalle Parish, passed from this life on Friday, September 11, 2020, at his home surrounded by his loving family.

He was born February 11, 1936 in Urania to the union of his parents, John W. Rogers and Tootsie Caroline Durham Rogers.

Earl was a wonderful husband and loving father. He loved his family but he especially loved his grandchildren, with all his heart! He enjoyed grilling and loved it when everyone would come visit.

Above all, Earl loved the Lord and loved to talk about the bible. He was a media member of Family Worship Center of Baton Rouge, LA. Earl retired from Louisiana Pacific. He was loved by all who knew him and he will be greatly missed.

Graveside services were held at 2 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 13, at Cross Roads Cemetery, west of Grayson, with Rev. Daniel Rogers officiating.

Interment followed under direction of Riser Funeral Home of Columbia.

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Toby Poole

Toby Poole

Toby Poole, 55, of Manifest, passed from this life on Sunday, September 6, 2020, at his home.

Toby loved hunting, being outdoors, and anything to tinker on.

Graveside services were held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 9, at Andrews Cemetery of Aimwell with Brother Chase Womack officiating.

Interment followed under direction of Magnolia Funeral Home of Alexandria.

He was preceded in death by his spouse, Bee Bordelon Poole; mother, Lillie Poole; father, Donnie Poole; and two brothers, Steve Poole and Donnie Poole.

Those left to cherish his memory include his sons, Joshua Bordelon and wife Amy, and Nathan McBroom; daughter, Nikki Bignar; grandchildren, Allie Bordelon, Ella Bordelon, Dylan, Hayden, Leila, and Pyper Alexander, Taylor, Braylen, Nate, and Bailey McBroom; and one brother, Ernest Poole.

Pallbearers were Joshua Bordelon, Stony Alexander, Dylan Alexander, Hayden Alexander, Dino Hunstock and Chad Taylor.

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Kelby Patten

Kelby Patten

Kelby Patten, 49, of Olla, passed from this life on Monday, September 7, 2020 at Memorial Hermann Texas Medical Center in Houston, Texas.

Kelby loved his family! His second favorite love in life was likely a tie between LSU football and Batman. These would be quickly followed by the food network channel. He enjoyed fishing and sitting around a table playing Rook and eating.

Kelby loved to talk and visit with anyone who wanted to. It could have been a complete stranger and he would have sat there for hours and entertained conversation. Simply put, Kelby Patten was a family man.

Services were held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 12, at Life Church of LaSalle in Trout with Pastor Steve Cripps officiating.

Interment followed in the Oak Grove Cemetery near Manifest under direction of Magnolia Funeral Home of Alexandria.

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Terry Lee Pardue

Terry Lee Pardue

Terry Lee Pardue, 76, of Ball, passed from this life on Saturday, September 5, 2020.

He was born August 7, 1944 in Port Arthur, Texas, to the late Iley Avorn and Verda Ophelia Nash Pardue. The family moved to central Louisiana just three months after his birth and settled in the Ball area.

Terry proudly served our country in the United States Army and during his working life he was the Lead Warehouseman for SafetyKleen Corp. He was strong in his faith and had been a member of Paradise Baptist Church ever since the Pardue family joined the church in the 1950’s.

Terry loved his family and was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend who was dearly loved and will never be forgotten.

A service celebrating his life was held at 2 p.m., Friday, Sept. 11, in the chapel of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena.

Interment, with full military honors, followed in Renfrow Cemetery near Jena under direction of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena.

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Huey Pierce Norris

Huey Pierce Norris

Huey Pierce Norris, 91, of Georgetown, passed from this life on Tuesday, September 8, 2020 at his home.

Huey was a proud veteran of World War II, having served in the United States Navy.

Services were held at 4 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 12, at Beulah Baptist Church near Georgetown, with Rev. Lamar Carpenter officiating.

Interment followed at Starks Cemetery of Georgetown under direction of Magnolia Funeral Home of Alexandria.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Louise Blackshear Norris; father, Matthew Lee Norris, Sr.; mother, Ebbie Pearl Sweat Norris; brothers, Matthew Lee Norris, Jr. (Jimmy Lee), Dorman Brewster Norris, and Gerald Brian Norris, Sr.; sister, Joyce Yvonne Russo.

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Pamela Renee Johnson

Pamela Renee Johnson

Pamela Renee Johnson, 55, of Urania, passed from this life on Saturday, September 5, 2020 in the Jena Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Jena.

She was born October 10, 1964 in Orange County, Californaia to the union of Alton Johnson and Helen Thacker Johnson.

Pamela loved crafting and camping and family time and was brought up in a very loving and close family. She loved reading and one of her favorite hobbies was riding horses. Her favorite holiday was Halloween.

A memorial service was held at 11 a.m., Monday, Sept. 14, at Harris Chapel Cemetery near Olla, with arrangements handled by Riser Funeral Home of Olla.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her sister, Theresa Shelton; and brother, Lamar Johnson.

Left to cherish her memory are her two sisters, Robbin Johnson and Kathy Johnson; a sister-in-law, Debbie Johnson; and a host of nieces and nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins, whom she loved with all her heart.

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Corbin Gulde

Corbin Gulde

Corbin Gulde, 18, of West Monroe, passed from this life on Thursday, September 10, 2020, in West Monroe.

He was born February 7, 2002, in Monroe, to the union of his parents, Clint and Heather Gulde.

Corbin was a graduate of West Monroe High School and a student at LA Tech University. He worked in the Monroe DA’s Office and planned to pursue a career in criminal law.

He loved music and was an avid guitar player and singer. He is remembered for his strength, compassion, sense of humor, and his faith even in the midst of trial. In all these ways, Corbin was a light to people around him.

He had a passionate hope that his legacy would be to move people to support the life-saving work of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and to point people to the soul-saving work of the gospel of Jesus.

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Willie Mae Gough

Willie Mae Gough, 87, of Olla, went to her heavenly home on Thursday, September 10, 2020, at the Hilltop Nursing Center in Pineville, after a brave battle with alzheimers.

She was born September 3, 1933 in Bude, Mississippi, to the union of her parents, Jud M. Lincecum and Mary Fance Arnold Lincecum.

Mrs. Willie was a member of the Olla First Baptist Church for many years and she dearly loved her church family. She was a faithful member who was very active until her health prevented her from attending.

She was famous for her delicious tea cakes that she baked for family, friends and church meals. She had a gift for serving others and was always looking for ways to help other people.

Her family was the most important thing in the world to her and she especially loved spending time with her grandchildren. She will be missed greatly by all who knew and loved her.

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