Obituaries

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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18
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.

Tue
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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18
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

Purvis ‘Earl’ Cotten

Purvis “Earl” Cotten, 83, passed from this life on Monday, September 3, 2018, while surrounded by his loving family. He was born July 29, 1935 in Harrisonburg to the union of his parents, Purvis and Eva Young Cotten. Earl was a proud Navy veteran and served the United States on the USS Shanagri-La. An avid bluegrass music enthusiast, Earl enjoyed playing his fiddle, visiting the Smithville Fiddlers’ Jamboree, and listening to Bill Monroe. Earl was happiest while hunting in the Miss- Lou area woods, especially during squirrel season. He served as Concordia Parish’s constable and owned and operated Earl Cotten and Sons Painting. Services were held at 1:30 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 8, at Meyer Bend Pentecostal Church near Harrisonburg with Brother Robert Martin officiating. Interment followed in the Westbrooks Swilley Cemetery under direction of Bateaste Memorial Funeral Home of Natchez, MS.

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11
Sep

Sharel Renee Miller

Sharel Renee Miller, 63, of Georgetown, passed from this life on Thursday, September 6, 2018 in Winnfield. She was born May 8, 1955 in Sikes to the union of her parents, John Beryl and Johnnie Mae Crews Miller. Renee was a wellknown animal advocate. She worked tirelessly and was an overachiever for the PAWS Animal Society. She was lovingly referred to as The Cat Lady. Renee was a loving mother, grandmother, sister and friend. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her. Services were held at 2 p.m., Sunday, Sept.9, in the chapel of Riser Funeral Home in Columbia with Father Louis Sklar officiating. Interment followed in the Old Bethel Cemetery, west of Clarks, under direction of Riser Funeral Home of Columbia. She was preceded in death by her parents; her daughter, Stacy Renee Nugent Rials; her grandmother, Edna Miller; and her son-in-law, Dustin Kyle “Duck” Anding.

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11
Sep

Edith Ann McDaniel Price

Edith Ann McDaniel Price, 80, of Winnfield, passed away Friday, September 7, 2018 at her home after a long and protracted illness. She was the daughter of the late Simon G. McDaniel and the late Audie Townsend Mc- Daniel. Mrs. Price was a member of the First Baptist Church of Winnfield where she was organist for more than 50 years. She obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Music Education from Louisiana Tech and her Master’s in Organ Performance from Northwestern State University. Mrs. Price was retired as a piano instructor having taught children from Winn and surrounding parishes for more than 50 years and was co-owner of Southern Funeral Homes, Inc. Services were held at 10 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 11, at First Baptist Church in Winnfield with the Revs. Calvin Phelps, John Holland, and Steven Smithson officiating. Interment followed in Garden of Memories under direction of Southern Funeral Home of Winnfield. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Larry L.

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04
Sep

Steven Joshua Webb

Steven Joshua Webb, 31, of Monroe, passed from this life on Monday, August 13, 2018. He was born on February 8, 1986 in Columbia. Steven was employed as a laborer with a local roofing company. He was a gifted writer, an avid music lover, creative intellectual, knowledge-hungry bookworm, gentle-natured, free-spirited world wanderer and explorer of life. If he had a penny to his name, he would give it to someone in need. He was a selfless soul and a friend to many. Steven loved reading, journaling, attending music concerts, traveling, laughing with his sister, and spending time with family (especially his daughter), friends, and his beloved dog, Asher. Memorial services were held at 10 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 18, at East Jena Baptist Church in Jena with Rev. Johnnie Phillips officiating. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Hilton L. Weaver, Sr., and his mother, Susan Ann Weaver.

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