Obituaries

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Purvis “Earl” Cotten, 83, passed from this life on Monday, September 3, 2018, while surrounded by

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Sharel Renee Miller, 63, of Georgetown, passed from this life on Thursday, September 6, 2018 in W

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Edith Ann McDaniel Price, 80, of Winnfield, passed away Friday, September 7, 2018 at her home aft

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Steven Joshua Webb, 31, of Monroe, passed from this life on Monday, August 13, 2018.

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Russell William McClary, 68, of Olla, passed from this life on Friday, August 31, 2018, at Hardtn

Tue
03
Jul

Trump fights for a better America

By Sammy J. Fraklin

A faithful reader shared a column with me the other day that reportedly was written by the mayor of a California city. But after checking for facts, I learned the column was not written by the mayor, but instead was penned by Evan Sayet, a conservative columnist.

The column first appeared a year ago, in July 2017, at Town Hall. It first appeared under the headline, “He Fights!” It’s a good read and really makes you stop and think about what is going on in this country today.

 

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Tue
03
Jul

Congress is broken… and spineless

By Michael Reagan

It’s no surprise that Democrats and everyone in the liberal media are blaming President Trump personally for the crying immigrant children at the border.

He gets blamed for everything their hysterical minds can think of.

 

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Tue
03
Jul

Margie M. Brewton

Margie Magilean Brewton, 91, of Jena, passed from this life on Monday, June 25, 2018, at the LaSalle General Hospital of Jena. She was a homemaker. Services were held at 1 p.m., Thursday, June 28, in the Goldonna Baptist Church with the Revs. Doyle McGrew and Jim Cooper officiating. Interment followed in the Goldonna Cemetery under direction of Kinner and Stevens Funeral Home of Jena. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Brewton; a son, Ted Brewton; and a grandson, Chris Spears. Those left to cherish her memory are three daughters, Brenda DeBello and husband Ray of Haughton, Louise Myles and husband Lum of Jena and Liz Rugg and husband Bush of Downsville; a son, Dom Brewton and wife Barbara of Augusta, SC; a sister, Audra Stevenson of Readhimer; and seven grandchildren.

Tue
03
Jul

Virgil Brawley

Virgil Ray Brawley, Jr., 69, of Mountain View, Arkansas, and a graduate of LaSalle High School in Olla, began a new journey beyond this world on Friday, June 22, 2018. He was born September 29, 1948 in Brookhaven, MS to Dorothy Case and Virgil Ray Brawley, Sr. Virgil learned to love horses and blues music as a child in the stables with his dad and the transistor radio tuned to WNOE New Orleans. He began playing guitar in Brookhaven “garage bands” as a teenager then went on to play “Brookstock” in his hometown every summer with friends & classmates. Virgil served in the Army as a sergeant in Vietnam where he was stationed in a long-range reconnaissance platoon as a sniper. He was highly decorated with numerous medals including two Bronze Stars & an Army Accommodation Medal with Valor. Upon returning to MS, Virgil attended Co-Lin Community College, then received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Radio, Television & Film from University of Southern MS.

Tue
03
Jul

Addie Leah Butler

Addie Leah Ronsonette Butler, 83, of Little Rock, Arkansas, and formerly of Jena, passed away at 10:29 a.m., Monday, June 25, 2018, at Hospice Home Care in Little Rock, AR. surrounded by family. She was born September 30, 1934 in Shreveport to the union of her parents, Vivian Domengeaux and Walter Joseph Ronsonette. She is survived by her daughter, Tracy Butler- Oberste and son-in-law, Dan Oberste. Addie attended Providence High School in Alexandria, LA and the University of Southwestern in Lafayette, LA. She was co-owner of Butler Insurance and Real Estate in Jena, with her then husband, Robert Butler. Following retirement she moved to Little Rock Arkansas to be closer to her daughter. Addie was welcomed into Tracy’s married family, enjoying dinners and holidays with the large Oberste clan. She acquired her daughter’s appreciation for Pinot Grigio but maintained her love of fine steak despite Tracy’s red-meat-free urging.

Tue
03
Jul

James Allen Francis

James Allen Francis, 62, of Jena, passed from this life at his residence in Jena on Wednesday, June 27, 2018, following an extended illness. He was born August 26, 1955 at Jonesville to the union of his parents, Joe Marion and Lois Lorene “Jack” Finlay Francis. James was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend to all. He loved his family with his whole heart, especially his grandbabies. Over the years, he drove a truck for Francis Gravel, Holsum Bread Company and Baroid-Halliburton. He graduated from Jena High School in 1973. James was a lifelong member of Temple Baptist Church where he enjoyed teaching Sunday School for many years. Even in his last days he loved watching baseball, listening to music, and spending as much time with his family as possible. Services were held at 10 a.m., Friday, June 29, at Temple Baptist Church in Jena with the Revs. Lane Corley and Jimmy Keene officiating.

Tue
03
Jul

Ida Mae Cockerham

Ida Mae “Fidget” Cockerham, 76, of Jonesville, passed from this life on Wednesday, June 27, 2018, at Christus St. Frances Cabrini Hospital in Alexandria. Services were held at 2 p.m., Saturday, June 30, at Sandy Lake Pentecostal church with Rev. Joel Ford officiating. Interment followed in Heard Cemetery of Manifest under direction of Magnolia Funeral Home of Alexandria. She was preceded in death by her husband, L. C. Cockerham, Jr.; daughter, Patricia Coates; and brother, Bobby Ray Squyres. Those left to cherish her memory include her son, James Cockerham and spouse Lori; and grandsons, Curtis Coby and Brett of Leavenworth, KS; grandson, Brian Coates of Jonesville; sister-in-law, Beverly Edwards and spouse Jessie of Jonesville; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Pallbearers were David Squyres, Robert Squyres, David Ray Squyres Jr, Anthony Squyres, Scotty Smart and Deven Cupstid.

Tue
03
Jul

Kathleen Earl Bruce

Kathleen Earl Bruce, 82, of Georgetown, passed away on Wednesday, June 27, 2018. She was born Wednesday, September 25, 1935 in Winnfield, to the union of her parents, Albert Earl and Audrey Mae Miles Wilson. Mrs. Bruce enjoyed having the grandkids and great grandkids coming over to visit, where they always held their birthday parties. She loved sitting in her recliner or rocker watching the birds and squirrels. Services were held at 2 p.m., Friday, June 29, at Georgetown Baptist Church with the Revs. Joel Johnson and Joe Bruce officiating. Interment followed in the Georgetown Cemetery under direction of Southern Funeral Home of Winnfield. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Richard Bruce; and daughter, Lori Bruce.

Tue
03
Jul

Myrna “Cubby” Boyd

Myrna “Cubby” W. Boyd, 84, of Jena, was called to be with her Lord on Sunday, July 1, 2018 at her home in Jena after a lengthy illness. She was born January 20, 1934 in Good Pine. Cubby retired in 1990 from the Concordia Welfare Office after many dedicated years of service. She was an active member of Bellevue Baptist Church in Jena where she played the piano for many years. Services were held at 3 p.m., Tuesday, July 3, in the chapel of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena with Rev. Byron Norris officiating. Interment followed in the Belah Cemetery under direction of Hixson Brothers, Inc. of Jena. She was preceded in death by the love of her life, William Matthew “W.M.” Boyd; her parents; son, Terry Boyd; brothers, Cicero Winborne and Bobby Enterkin; and grandson, Bart Nathan Boyd.

Mon
18
Jun

LaSalle jobless rate drops during April

The unemployment rate for LaSalle Parish dropped slightly between March and April, with the number of people being employed in the parish rising by 48, according to figures just released by the Louisiana Workforce Commission.

The jobless rate for the parish in April was reported at 4.1 percent, down from 4.2 percent in March. In April, the number of people employed in the parish rose to 5,993, up from 5,945 in March.

 

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