Obituaries

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Liddie L. Morgan

Liddie Loreine Morgan, 86, of Jena, passed from this world on Friday, July 3, 2020.

She was born April 28, 1934 at Archie to the union of her parents, Louis Sharp and Lois Lucile Stewart Sharp.

Mrs. Morgan was a homemaker, and mother to her four children: three daughters, Carolyn Gardner of Winnsboro, Candace Lutz of Upham, ND, and Kathy Meyers of Ingram, TX; and one son, Jimmy Sellers of West Memphis, AR.

She is survived by her children, 12 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

Ms. Liddie was of the Baptist faith.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and three brothers, Travis Sharp, Kelly Wayne Sharp, and Lavern Sharp.

Visitation was held at Kinner and Stevens Funeral Home in Jena at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, July 7, followed by interment in the Pine Grove Cemetery at Rhinehart.

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08
Jul

Harvey Lee McLendon

Harvey Lee McLe

Harvey Lee McLendon, 86, of Shreveport, and a native of Jena, passed from this life on Tuesday, June 30, 2020 in Shreveport.

He was born July 30, 1933 in Jena to the union of Harvey A. and Ruby Lee Gough McLendon.

Upon graduation of high school, Harvey attended the Norton School of Business, and spent his working career in the Gas Industry in administration.

He was an individual that never met a stranger and always had a kind word to share. He will be dearly missed by his family and those who had opportunity to meet him.

Graveside services were held at 10 a.m., Monday, July 6, in Squires Cemetery near Summerville.

Interment followed under direction of Kinner and Stevens Funeral Home of Jena.

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08
Jul

Curtis Bryan Lindsey

Curtis Bryan Lindsey

Curtis Bryan Lindsey, 40, of Urania, passed from this life on Wednesday, July 1, 2020, at a residence in Winnfield following a brief illness.

He was born March 28, 1980 in Columbia.

Curtis attended church at Urania Pentecostal Church. He loved his family and was a people person always engaging in conversation with anyone he met.

Services were held at 10 a.m., Saturday, July 4, from the sanctuary of Urania Pentecostal Church in Urania with Rev. Clay Hutto officiating, and Rev. E. R. Johnson delivering the eulogy.

Interment followed in the Urania Cemetery under direction of Riser Funeral Home of Olla.

He was preceded in death by his beloved grandparents, Tressie and Louie Lindsey.

Left to cherish his memory are his mother, Kay Lindsey of Urania; his son, Zachary Lindsey; his daughter, Makayla Lindsey, both of Calhoun; his brother, Kenneth Woodruff, as well as a host of cousins, aunts, uncles and friends.

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08
Jul

Terry Gann

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

Arrangements were not complete at press time on Monday but will be announced and handled by Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena.

Wed
08
Jul

Louis Cole Hanner

Louis Cole Hanner

Louis Cole Hanner, 28, of Jena, passed from this life on Wednesday morning, July 1, 2020.

Cole, as he was affectionately known by all who knew him, was born June 17, 1992 to the union of Allen Lane and Tammy Cannon Hanner.

He spent his working career in the contracting business as a carpenter. He was a bright spirited individual that had an un-ending love for his family, and a kind heart. He will be greatly missed by his family, and certainly a host of friends.

Services were held at 12-noon Monday, July 6, in the chapel of Kinner and Stevens Funeral Home of Jena with Rev. Mickey Hudnall officiating.

Interment followed in the Magnolia Cemetery in the Magnolia Community under direction of Kinner and Stevens Funeral Home of Jena.

He is preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Claude and Odie Hanner of the Magnolia Community, and maternal grandfather, John Lloyd Cannon of Jena.

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08
Jul

Thomas Floyd Ellston

Thomas Floyd Ellston

Thomas Floyd Ellston, 59, of Commerce City, Colorado and a native of Jena, passed from this life on Monday, June 29, 2020, in Amarillo, Texas.

He was born Tuesday, August 16, 1960.

Thomas was killed in a three-vehicle accident that occurred on US 287 in Sherman County, Texas on June 29.

Ellston was traveling southwest down US 287 on a motorcycle when he came upon two 18-wheelers heading northwest. One of the trucks tried to pass the other and ended up hitting Ellston. He lost control of his motorcycle, which exploded and struck the trailer of the other truck. He was pronounced dead on the scene by Texas authorities.

Ellston was on his way to Jena to visit his mother when the accident occurred. When Thomas lived here, he worked as a truck driver and for several logging companies.

Thomas was of the Pentecostal faith and his passion was riding motorcycles, driving big trucks and hunting.

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08
Jul

Sherry Bell Clift

Sherry Bell Clift

Sherry Bell Clift, 50, of Las Vegas, Nevada, passed from this life on Wednesday, July 1, 2020, in Las Vegas after a brief but courageous battle with Acute Myeloid Leukemia.

Sherry was born January 21, 1970, to the union of her parents, Rayford and Carolyn Crooks Bell, both natives and former residents of Jena.

She was preceded in death by her parents; maternal grandparents, C. A. (Carrie) and Edna Finlay Crooks; paternal grandparents, Walter and Laura Edwards Bell, all of Jena; and her son-in-law, Joseph Estrada of Las Vegas.

Survivors include her husband, Bob Clift; children, Melanie Estrada and Hunter Melton and two grandchildren, Manny and Hannah, all of Las Vegas; three brothers, Kenny Bell, Paul Bell, and Jim Bell, all former residents of Jena; her uncle, Steve H. Crooks; and two aunts, Rannie Richardson and Pat Taylor, all of Jena; and numerous cousins in and around LaSalle Parish.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

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08
Jul

Angel Breithaupt

Angel Breithaupt

Starlet Angel Breithaupt, 47, passed from this life on Wednesday, July 1, 2020 in Baton Rouge.

She was a native of Jena, being born November 13, 1972 to the union of Terry Roark and Donna Darlene Breithaupt.

Angel was a person full of life and enjoyed the company of those she encountered. She will be greatly missed by her family and certainly a host of friends.

Services were held at 2 p.m., Sunday, July 5, in the chapel of Kinner and Stevens Funeral Home of Jena with the Revs. Johnnie Phillips and Jimmy Keene officiating.

Interment followed in the Jena Cemetery, east of Jena, under direction of Kinner and Stevens, Inc. of Jena.

She was preceded in death by her parents; grandfather, Robert Breithaupt, Sr.; and grandmother, Edna Breithaupt, one brother, Terry Lynn Breithaupt.

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01
Jul

Rebecca Lynn Townsend Wilson

Rebecca Lynn Townsend Wilson

Rebecca Lynn Townsend Wilson, 54, of Cottonport, passed from this life on Tuesday, June 23, 2020 at her home.

She was born Tuesday, May 24, 1966.

Services were held at 10 a.m., Friday, June 26, at Wallace Ridge Pentecostal Church in Catahoula Parish with the Rev. John Holloway and Brothers Terry Glaspell and Stevenson officiating.

Interment followed in Heard Cemetery near Manifest under direction of Magnolia Funeral Home of Alexandria.

She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Fid and Mennie Parker; paternal grandparents, Al and Virginia Townsend; and granddaughter, Ariana Parker.

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01
Jul

Jimmy A. Taylor

Jimmy A. Taylor, 80, of Columbia, passed from this life on Thursday, June 25, 2020, at his residence.

He was born November 9, 1938 in Olla to the union of his parents, Walter and Jessie Arnold Taylor.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Pearlie Taylor; and daughter, Melinda Perot.

Left to cherish his memory are his daughter, Michelle Lindsey (Nick); sister, Katherine Newsom; grandchildren, Dylan Perot (Kim), Dustin Perot, and Andie Lindsey; and great grandchildren, Kinleigh Perot, Kaylee Perot, Brayden Perot, and Mattie Perot.

A private memorial service will be held at a later date, under direction of Riser Funeral Home of Columbia.

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