Obituaries

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David “Fred” Crews

David “Fred” Crews

David Jack Crews, AKA “Fred”, 67, of Columbia, passed from this life on Thursday, April 30, 2020, in Monroe.

He was born on March 3, 1953 in Jena, to the union of his parents, Rev. Jack H. Crews and Boncile Cooper Crews of Enterprise.

David was raised in Enterprise, and graduated from Enterprise High School in 1971. He married Jeanette Jones in 1972. They had two children, Nicole and Duane.

For David, access to Louisiana bayous, rivers, and lakes was an absolute necessity to nurture his love of fishing, hunting, and outdoor life. David enjoyed grilling meat, making smoked sausage, and frying fish. Everyone enjoyed the fruits of his labors. David’s son, Duane and his wife Amanda carry on this tradition at Mad Jacks Restaurant in Columbia.

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06
May

L. C. Coon

L. C. Coon

L. C. (Lanehart Calvin) Coon, 89, of Jena, passed from this life on Saturday, May 2, 2020.

Some men leave lasting footprints. It is as though they have walked in wet cement. They lived to make a difference. Every interaction was motivated to improve the life of others. These men wear the word legacy well. L.C. Coon left such lasting footprints.

He improved life in a lasting way. L.C. was on a committee that gained grant funds establishing the Nebo-Rogers Water System. He later served as Chairman of the water system.

Two decades later he was part of a similar committee to establish the Whitehall Water System. Elected to the Board of Directors of the Concordia Electric Co-op, and was later elected as President of the Co-op and served for eight years.

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06
May

Virgil F. Ashley

Virgil F. Ashley

Virgil Floyd Ashley, Sr., 92, of Aimwell, passed from this life on Monday, April 27, 2020 at his home in Aimwell.

He was born September 30, 1927 in Webb, LA to the union of his parents, Floyd P. Ashley and Bereniece Hardy Ashley.

Virgil was a member of New Life Pentecostal Church in Manifest. He loved his church, his church family and worshiping his Lord.

He worked hard all his life. He was a knowledgeable craftsman who could build, fix, or design anything. He loved traveling to Wyoming where he spent hours riding on horseback, enjoying the beautiful mountain views.

He enjoyed hunting and fishing also. Virgil loved his family. Spending time with his children and grandchildren was the highlight of his life.

Graveside services were held at 11 a.m., Friday, May 1, at Harris Cemetery of Crowville with the Revs. David Poole and Danny Davis officiating.

Services were under direction of Riser Funeral Home of Columbia.

Wed
29
Apr

Charles Williams

Charles Williams

Charles Otto Williams, 91, passed away at home in Jena early Thursday morning, April 23, 2020, surrounded by his loving family.

Charles is survived by his wife of 69 years, Patricia “Pat” Holmes Williams; daughters, Sherri Williams, Marcia Williams Cooksey and husband Hank, all of Jena, and Linda Williams Sleeth and husband Chuck of Panama City Beach, FL. He was preceded in death by his son, Cliff Williams, and survived by daughter-n-law, Jennifer (Williams) Loe of Jena.

Charles was born April 15th, 1929 to the union of Clifford Otto “Pop” Williams and Doris Stringer Williams. His siblings, Angie Williams Ross (husband the late Joe Ross), and the late Jimmie Williams (wife Peggy Williams), were cherished friends as well as family.

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29
Apr

Bobby Joe Strozier

Bobby Joe Strozier

Bobby Joe Strozier, 70, of the Belah Community, entered eternal rest on Saturday, April 18, 2020 at Dubuis Hospital in Alexandria.

Strozier loved his family, was a friend to all, always had a warm smile and a joke and will be missed by all that knew and loved him.

In addition to his family, Bobby loved firefighting. He was the Eden Fellowship volunteer Fire Chief and also instructed firefighting as an Instructor with LSUFETI.

Bobby was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving as a Gun Boat Rider, a member of North LA Vintage Tractor Club, a member of Belah United Methodist Church in Trout, loved gardening and was a magician!

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Arrangements were entrusted to Gallagher Funeral Home of Ball.

He was preceded in death by his father, Reverend John David Strozier; and a brother, Johnnie Dale Strozier.

Wed
29
Apr

“Sonny” King, Jr.

“Sonny” King, Jr.

On Good Friday, April 10, 2020, Cary “Sonny” King, Jr., age 87, died at St. Francis Cabrini Hospital, Alexandria, Louisiana, after a lengthy illness of congestive heart failure. Early morning graveside services were under professional services of Gallagher Funeral Home with burial in Forest Lawn Cemetery near Pineville. The attendees observed COVID-19 regulations.

Sonny King was well known throughout the Central Louisiana oil industry with past drilling and workover operations as King Drilling Company and on-going oil production d/b/a Sonny King. Employees recall Sonny as a man who worked alongside them. He was fair, but demanding, honest, generous and concerned for their safety.

During 38 years of operation, King Drilling Company drilled more than 2,000 Top of Wilcox and Mid Wilcox wells. No death or major injury occurred; no thumb or finger was ever severed. Employee hospitalization was paid 100% for all family members with additional benefits.

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29
Apr

Jimmie Lee Reeves

Jimmie Lee Reeves, 91, of Jena, passed from this life on Wednesday, April 22, 2020.

She was born February 21, 1929 in Jena to the union of her parents, Iley Marion Brian and Alma Demarious Graham Brian.

Graveside services were held Friday, April 24, at Tidwell Landing Cemetery of Sharptown with Rev. Daniel Breithaupt officiating.

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

She was preceded in death by her husband, Milton K. Reeves; her parents; brother, J. D. Brian; and sister, Dorothy Lamb.

Those left to cherish in her memory include her brother, Jerry K. Brian and wife Trisha of Willspoint, TX; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Carl Husbands, Darty Brian, Derek Brian, Daniel Breithaupt, David Breithaupt, and Bobby Ray Francis.

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29
Apr

Shasta Lynn LaGrande

Shasta Lynn LaGrande, 36, of Jena, passed from this life on Tuesday, April 14, 2020.

She was born September 15, 1983 in Alexandria.

Graveside services were held on Saturday, April 18, 2020 at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Aimwell.

Arrangements were under direction of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena.

Those left to cherish in her memory include her father, William David Johnson; mother, Patricia “Patty” Daniel and husband David; sons, Austin Thomas Chapman of Jena, Braydon Parker Hood of Jena, and Colton Resse LaGrande of Belah; paternal aunt, Angie Sandifer of Jena; maternal uncle, Robert Hawkins of Jena; and a host of other family and friends.

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29
Apr

Edward Carl Hearon

Edward Carl Hearon, 43, of Trout, passed from this life on Tuesday, April 21, 2020, from injuries sustained in a bicycle-auto accident in Winn Parish.

He was born June 14, 1976 in Gulfport, Mississippi.

Graveside services were held Saturday, April 25, in Chalk Hill Cemetery of Little Creek with the Revs. Heath Harris and Joel Johnson officiating.

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

He was preceded in death by his father, Luther L. Gardner.

Those left to cherish in his memory include his daughter, Destiny Faith Hearon of Zenoria; mother, Ruth Gardner of Zenoria; and brother, David Hearon of Haughton.

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29
Apr

Jennifer Ann Harris

Jennifer Ann Harris

Jennifer Ann Harris, 43, of Ball, passed from this life on Wednesday, April 22, 2020, at the Rapides Regional Medical Center in Alexandria after a brief illness.

She was born June 10, 1976 to the union of her parents, Ikey E. Harris and Shirley Douglas Harris.

Jennifer was a Registered Nurse, and her life revolved around her precious son who she adored. She was loved and will be missed greatly by her family.

A memorial service will be scheduled at a later date. Arrangements were handled by Riser Funeral Home of Olla.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Shirley Douglas Harris.

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