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Dr. Jack B. Evans

Dr. Jack B. Evans, 98, retired Winnfield dentist, passed away on Saturday, December 30, 2017.

He was born on Thursday, May 8, 1919, in Catahoula Parish, and volunteered for military service with the Army Air Corps in September, 1939, and served through the end of WW II, earning two Purple Heart awards and reaching the rank of First Lieutenant.

After the war, he used the GI Bill to earn, in May, 1951, a DDS degree from Loyola University in New Orleans. He practiced dentistry for one year in Winnsboro, and then practiced in Winnfield from 1953 until he retired in 1993.

Dr. Evans was a member of First Baptist Church of Winnfield where he attended the Sanctuary Sunday School Class. He was a member of the Winnfield Kiwanis Club, the Gideons, and the American Dental Society.

Services were held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018, at First Baptist Church in Winnfield with Rev. John Holland officiating.

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Jack O. Bonner

Jack Oliver Bonner, 77, passed away at his home in the Trinity Community near Jonesville on the morning of January 4, 2018.

He was born on December 21, 1940 on a third-generation family farm in the Mississippi River Delta community of Turner in Phillips County, Arkansas to parents, Oliver Gaines Bonner and Geraldine Brown Bonner.

After graduation from Marvell High School, Jack took a job as a day laborer at a Bunge USA grain buying facility near Helena, Arkansas. He would spend the next 43 years employed by Bunge at several locations. Utilizing the work ethic and humanitarian qualities learned on the Bonner family farm Jack advanced with Bunger to manage facilities in Arkansas; Selma, Alabama; Greenville, Mississippi; Mermentau, Vidalia and Jonesville, Louisiana.

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Sheryl Ann Smith

Sheryl Ann Drewett Smith, 71, of Dry Prong, passed from this life on Tuesday, December 26, 2017. She was born December 27, 1945 to the family of Thomas N. Drewett, Sr. and Magdalynn H. Drewett. Sheryl retired as a registered nurse after caring for the ill for more than 35 years. She was a thoughtful and caring nurse, serving in several area hospitals and institutions. Sheryl was a graduate of Jena High School and Louisiana State University at Alexandria, having obtained an Associate Degree of Nursing. Her favorite pastime was tending to her garden and flowers. She was an avid gardener and enjoyed sharing her love of beautiful plants and gardens with others. Services were held at 11 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 28, in the chapel of Kinner and Stevens Funeral Home of Jena with the Revs. Truman Skaggs and Amanda Carpenter officiating. Interment followed in the Belah Cemetery in the Belah-Fellowship Community under direction of Kinner and Stevens, Inc.

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Stephen Scott Sanders

Stephen Scott Sanders, 59, of Urania, passed from this life on Tuesday, December 26, 2017 at the Hardtner Medical Center in Urania following a brief illness. Stephen was born on November 28, 1958 in California to the union of his parents, Mearl Sanders and Judith Ann Riter Sanders. Stephen worked in road construction in Washington state for a number of years. He was preceded in death by his father and by his grandparents, Alex and Dorothy Riter and Ruby and D. L. Sanders. Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Jaye Sanders of Urania; three daughters, Tamra Van Houten, Samantha High and Ashley Sanders, all of Oregon; his mother, Judith Ann Sanders of Vancouver, WA; his brother, Michael Phillip Sanders and wife Pamela of Vancouver, WA; four grandsons and one granddaughter, also a host of nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews. There will be a memorial service held at a later time.

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Tracy Shirley

Tracy Shirley, 41, of Summerville passed from this life on Thursday, December 21, 2017, in Jonesville. She was born October 6, 1976 in Monroe. Services were held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 23, at Cornerstone Apostolic Church in Olla with Rev. Claude Chaney officiating. Interment followed in the Pine Grove Cemetery of Rhinehart under direction of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena. She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Jessie and Beulah James; and paternal grandparents, W. E.

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Whitney J. Lambert

Whitney J. Lambert, 82, of Jena, passed away on Monday, December 25, 2017, in Rhinehart. He was born Monday, January 21, 1935 in Brignac, Louisiana, to the union of Silas and Bernadette Lambert. Services were held at 2 p.m., Friday, Dec. 29, in the chapel of Kinner and Stevens Funeral Home of Jena with the Revs. Gary Wagoner and Jack Powell officiating. Interment followed in the Pine Grove Cemetery of Rhinehart under direction of Kinner and Stevens Funeral Home of Jena. He was predeceased by his parents; a brother, Lloyd Lambert; sisters, Fabian Kling, Joan Marchand, Earline Lavine, Vivian Bourque and Cecela Pasqua. He is survived by his wife Margaret Lutrick Lambert; two brothers, Marshall Lambert of Jackson, LA and Patrick Lambert of Gonzales, LA. four daughters and three sons. Pallbearers were David Ewing, Richard Ewing, John Cox, Clint Malcomb, Timmy Lutrick, and James Sharp.

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James Pritchard, Jr.

James “Nig” M. Pritchard, Jr., 69, of Many, passed from this life at his home surrounded by his loving wife, Bonnie, and family. Often known as “Nig”, he was born May 29, 1948 in Jonesville, to the family of James Monroe Pritchard, Sr. and Betty Elizabeth Pritchard. James was a veteran of the Korean conflict where he served in the 609 Infantry. He was a consultant in the oil & gas industry for 40 years, retiring in 2016. James was an avid fisherman, hunter, and roper. He was a great husband, father and friend to many. He was always willing to lend a helping hand; he had a heart of gold. Services honoring his life were held at 2 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 31, in the chapel of Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Many with the Revs. Jimmy Price and Brian Jones officiating.

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Solomon Overstreet

Solomon A. Overstreet, 55, passed from this life on Sunday, December 24, 2017, at Hardtner Medical Center in Urania. Solomon loved being with his family. Services were held at 1 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 27, at the Olla Pentecostal Church in Olla with Rev. Jonathan Crist officiating. Interment followed in the Jena Cemetery, east of Jena, under direction of Magnolia Funeral Home of Alexandria. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lawrence A. Overstreet, Sr. and Clara Y. Fagan of Sumrall, MS; and sisters, Alice Young of Purvis, MS and Bobbie Reid of Olla. Those left to cherish his memory include his sisters, Erma Whiddon of Olla, Debbie Breland of Jena, Frances Carter of Jena, Mollie Smith of Jonesville, and Joyce Overstreet of Walker, LA; brothers, Jerry Overstreet of Purvis, MS, Dale Overstreet, Buckie Overstreet and Lawrence Overstreet, all of Jena, LA; son, Lawrence Overstreet, Jr.; daughters, Amanda, Monica and Brittany Overstreet; and numerous grandchildren.

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Brenda Kaye Houck

Brenda Kaye Houck, 54, of Harrisonburg, passed from this life on Monday, December 25, 2017, in Harrisonburg. She was born December 29, 1962 in Jena to the union of her parents, Dub and Joellen Hudnall Whittington. Graveside services were held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 27, at the Belah Cemetery in the Belah-Fellowship Community, with Rev. Michael Devillier officiating. Interment followed under direction of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena. She was preceded in death by her parents, and a brother, Greg Whittington. Those left to cherish her memory include her son, Dustin Whittington of Jena; brother, Dewayne Whittington of Trout; sisters, Darnelle Lincecum of Trout, and Jessica Bruyninekx of Columbia; grandchildren, Kassady McDaniel, Kennady McDaniel, and Brayton Reeves. Pallbearers were Dewayne Whittington, John White, Steven Hebert, Alan Joy, Cory Whittington and Tim Wilkenson.

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Marie Jackson

Marie Jackson, 93, of Harrisonburg, passed from this life on Wednesday, December 27, 2017 in Jena. Mrs. Jackson was a member of Harrisonburg First Baptist Church. She was retired after 25 years of service at the Harrisonburg High School Cafeteria. She loved crocheting and did so up to her last few days. Services were held at 10 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 30, in Harrisonburg First Baptist Church with Rev. Josh Adams officiating. Interment followed in New Pine Hill Cemetery near Leland under direction of Young’s Funeral Home of Jonesville. She was preceded in death by her parents, Lee and Viola “Olla” White; her husband, Graston Jackson; daughter, Sue Jones; three sisters, Maude Wyles, Tyra Cater, and Margie Lea; and one brother, Marion “Pete” White.

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