Obituaries

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Robert “T-Bob” Cassels, Jr., 78, of the Rosefield Community, passed from this life on Sunday, Sep

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Chuckey Marvin Foley, 57, of Orlando, Florida and a native of Jena, LA, passed away to be with th

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Shirley Beth Hatten, 77, of Jena, passed from this life on Friday, September 14, 2018, at the LaS

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Mary Parker Valentine Taylor, 94, of the Belah Community near Jena, passed from this life on Wedn

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

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Sep

Robert “T-Bob” Cassels

Robert “T-Bob” Cassels, Jr., 78, of the Rosefield Community, passed from this life on Sunday, September 9, 2018, at the Glenwood Regional Medical Center in West Monroe following an extended illness. He was born on December 16, 1939 at Rosefield to the union of his parents, Robert Fuller Cassels, Sr. and Maggie Hazel Currington Cassels. He was the oldest of three children. T-Bob graduated from Enterprise High School in 1958. He was a devoted father to his three daughters. He loved the Rosefield Community where he resided. T-Bob was a hardworking man. He was a retired school bus driver with the Catahoula Parish School System and he also worked with the Louisiana Pacific Plywood Division in Urania for many years. He owned his own pulpwood operation for several years as well. He enjoyed managing fish ponds in Enterprise for Bill Amsden. Services were held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 12 from the sanctuary of Rosefield Baptist Church with pastor Rev. Patrick Willis officiating.

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Sep

Chuckey Marvin Foley

Chuckey Marvin Foley, 57, of Orlando, Florida and a native of Jena, LA, passed away to be with the Lord on August 23, 2018. He was born on August 9, 1961 in Jena to Reginald Marvin Foley and Gneva (Neva) Hailey and passed away due to complications of a long-term illness. Chuckey was a sweet, thoughtful, kind natured father and grandfather. He was an amazing one-of-a-kind soul. He was always quick with a light-hearted response, a hard worker, and loved his family dearly. He will forever be remembered by his lifeguard days as a teenager at the Jena Swimming Pool and a member of the Jena High School Marching Band. His smile and loving ways will forever be missed. Survivors include his daughter, Ashley Foley-Mack and son-in-law, Christopher Mack; grandchildren, Cameron Mack and Cassidy Mack; sisters, Regina Foley-Mears and Danny Voros; and his significant other, Jennifer Lange. His requests were to be cremated with no memorial with just family and friends remembering him.

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18
Sep

Shirley Beth Hatten

Shirley Beth Hatten, 77, of Jena, passed from this life on Friday, September 14, 2018, at the LaSalle General Hospital of Jena. She was born March 26, 1941 in Jena to her parents, Louis Frazier and Eunice Corley Frazier. She was retired as secretary from Louisiana Midland Railroad Company. Services were held at 2 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 16, in the chapel of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena with the Revs. Johnnie Phillips and Bobby McGee officiating. Interment followed in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery near Jena under direction of Hixson Brothers, Inc. of Jena. She was preceded in death by her parents, and brother Jerry Louis Fraizer. Those left to cherish in her memory include her husband, Roy L. Hatten of Jena; son, Roy Daniel Perry and wife Jan of Alexandria; daughter, Darla Boyd and husband George of Trout; five grandsons and ten great grandchildren. Pallbearers were Ricky Hatten, Johnny Eubanks, Gary Hatten, Joey McCann, Hanson Stringer and Dwan Stringer.

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18
Sep

Mary Parker Valentine Taylor

Mary Parker Valentine Taylor, 94, of the Belah Community near Jena, passed from this life on Wednesday, September 12, 2018, at the Willis Knighton Medical Center in Shreveport. She was born November 13, 1923 in Jena to the union of her parents, Rawlins Parker and Rosa Russell. Mrs. Taylor was a lifelong resident of the Belah Community and was a faithful member of the Fellowship Baptist Church. She also enjoyed making quilts with the Quilting Grannies for many years. Services were held at 10 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 15, at Fellowship Baptist Church with the Revs. Bill Robertson, Tom Swain and Rick Feazell officiating. Interment followed in the Belah Cemetery under direction of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena. She was preceded in death by her parents; first husband, Audis Valentine; and second husband, Alonzo Taylor.

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18
Sep

Burnis L. “Poo” Walker

Burnis L. “Poo” Walker, of Jena, went to his eternal home on Tuesday, September 11, 2018, two days shy of his 89th birthday. He was born on September 13, 1929 to Maude and Ossie Walker in Cotton Valley, Louisiana. He was one of eight children, including a twin sister. Poo graduated from Cotton Valley High School in 1947 and continued his education at Louisiana Tech, graduating in 1952 with a degree in Business Administration. After College he enlisted in the Navy and was stationed in Charleston, South Carolina. On May 16, 1953, he married his Cotton Valley sweetheart Martha Ferguson. In 1954, he brought his wife and first child, Kay, to Jena, to begin his career at Justiss-Mears Oil Company. In the following years Poo and Martha had two more children, a son Jamey and a daughter Gaile. Poo was first and foremost a Christian and longtime member of the First Baptist Church of Jena.

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Sep

Sherrol R. Rosier

Sherrol R. Rosier, 59, of Summerville, passed away Wednesday, September 12, 2018, in Summerville. She was preceded in death by her parents, Richard and Doris Roark; her late husband, James Elvin Rosier, Jr.; and Sherwood Breithaupt. Services were held Friday, September 14, 2018, at 1 p.m. at Summerville Baptist Church in Summerville with Revs. Jessie Henderson and Rickey Nugent officiating. Interment followed at Squires Cemetery in Summerville under the direction of Magnolia Funeral Home of Alexandria. Survivors include her children, Josh Perrin and wife Robin of Jena, Amber Lewis and husband Chris of Alabama, Jacob Perrin of Jena,  Jalyn Johnson and husband Joe Dan of Texas, James Rosier of Jena, and Macie Curtis and husband Riley of Jena; 16 grandchildren; and 1 great-grandchild, Brinley Ayven Perrin. Pallbearers were John Perrin, Jordan Perrin, Levi Perrin, Joe Dan Johnson, Ethan Lilly, and Riley Curtis. Honorary pallbearers were Colton and Noah Perrin.

Tue
11
Sep

Abraham doubles down on SNAP work requirements

Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, doubled down on his support for reforming the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) during a hearing of Farm Bill Conference Committee members last week on Capitol Hill.

Dr. Abraham, a member of the House Agriculture Committee, is one of the final negotiators on the 2018 Farm Bill, which sets agriculture policy for the next five years.

Conference committees resolve difference between the House and Senate versions of a bill. The House bill, which Dr. Abraham supported, includes SNAP reforms while the Senate’s does not. The issue is one of the main topics of discussion during the conference committee’s negotiations.

 

 

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Tue
11
Sep

Tomorrow’s Hope ‘Go Tell’ Crusade

The much anticipated Tomorrow’s Hope ‘Go Tell’ Crusade is less than two weeks away and final plans are being made for the parish wide event.

Multiple LaSalle area churches and community leaders are hosting the major interdenominational event, Sunday through Wednesday, Sept. 23-26.

A large task force of church and community leaders, headed up by Chairman Wayne Davis, has been working for almost a year on plans for this event, which will feature Rev. Rick Gage of Go Tell Ministries.

 

 

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Tue
11
Sep

Farmers Market in Jena plans kick-off Thursday

Jena Mayor LaDawn Edwards told members of the Jena Town Council at their regular meeting held Tuesday night last week that the 3rd Street Farmers Market will begin next week.

The 3rd Street Farmers Market will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. each Thursday, beginning this week, September 13th, at the Jena Town Square, located next to The Jena Times’ office on Third Street.

The Mayor said a number of vendors have indicated they will participate in the event and “others are calling daily”.

“We will have a large number of vendors on hand for the first Farmers Market, and I look for the event to grow in coming weeks,” she said.

 

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11
Sep

Work on “J-Turns” to begin in Tullos

Work to change the dangerous intersection in Tullos is set to begin this month as state officials recently approved an over $1.5 million contract for the installation of “J-Turns.”

The intersection of US 165 and US 84 in Tullos has long been a serious and often fatal problem for motorists and after more than a year of extensive research, the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development has come up with a solution they think will work.

“This is not what I wanted and it’s certainly not what the people of Tullos wanted, but this is what they are giving us,” District 22 State Representative Terry Brown said late last week. “I wanted an overpass. The people wanted an overpass. But LA Time Managers cut out the overpass to save money.”

 

 

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