Loyce Jordan McCartney
Loyce Jordan McCartney, 95, of Olla, passed from this life on Saturday, March 16, 2013, at the Alpine Guest Care Center in Ruston. She was born February 20, 1918 in Winnfield to the union of her parents, Ervin and Maybelle (Crawford) Jordan. Loyce was an active member of Pine Hill Baptist Church since 1935, where her love of God was most evident through her faith, and the way she lived her life from day to day. She loved and was loved. She was a past member of the Order of the Eastern Star and a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend. Services will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, March 23, at Pine Hill Baptist Church in Olla with the Revs. George Ferrington and David Mc-Guffee officiating. Interment will follow at Pine Hill Cemetery under the direction of Riser Funeral Home of Olla. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Joe M. McCartney; son-in-law, Jerry L. Miller; great-grandson, Aaron Eitel; sister, Rachel Wilder; and brother, Ellis Jordan. Survivors include two daughters, Elayne Miller of Ruston and Gayle Granger and husband Phillip of Pineville; five grandchildren, Stephen Miller and wife Nanette, Stacee Priddy and husband John, Kim Eitel and husband Chris, Dana Presley and husband Charles, and Amy Weaver and husband Richard; and twelve great-grandchildren, Jessica Miller, Daniel, Megan and Meredith Priddy, Andrew and Austin Eitel, Jordan, Morgan and Reed Presley and R.J., Kimberlyn and Wyatt Weaver. Pallbearers will be Stephen Miller, Chris Eitel, Charles Presley, Dr. John Priddy, Lt. Col. Richard Weaver and C.H. Boyd. Honorary pallbearers will be Andrew Eitel, Austin Eitel, R.J. Weaver, Daniel Priddy, Wyatt Weaver, Reed Presley and Justin Bennett. In lieu of flowers, any planned memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Childrens Research Hospital or any charity of one’s choice.