Obituaries

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Tue
05
May

Russell A. Flowers, Sr.

Tue
05
May

James Herman Creed

James Herman Creed, 73, of Jena, passed from this life Monday morning, May 4, 2015, at the Rapides Regional Medical Center in Alexandria following an extended illness. James will be remembered as a teacher in the LaSalle Parish School System for 31½-years, retiring in 1999 from Jena Junior High School. He had a total of 33 years of experience in the education field. Funeral arrangements were incomplete at press time on Monday but will be annnounced by Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena.
Mon
04
May

James Herman Creed

James Herman Creed, 73, of Jena, passed from this life Monday morning, May 4, 2015, at the Rapides Regional Medical Center in Alexandria following an extended illness. James will be remembered as a teacher in the La- Salle Parish School System for 31½-years, retiring in 1999 from Jena Junior High School. He had a total of 33 years of experience in the education field. Funeral arrangements were incomplete at press time on Monday but will be annnounced by Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena    

Tue
28
Apr

Patsy Irmalene Lofton Cotten

Patsy Irmalene Lofton Cotten, 73, of Urania, went to her Heavenly home from her residence on Pentecostal  Church Road in Urania on Wednesday, April 22, 2015. She was born March 19, 1942 in Urania to the union of D. L. and Ernestine Kilby Lofton. Patsy was a homemaker who loved her grandchildren. Her hobbies included gardening, and growing many beautiful flowers and ceramics. Services were held at 2  p.m., Saturday, April 25, from the sanctuary of Urania Pentecostal Church in Urania with the Revs. Jim Lofton and Elsie Ray Johnson officiating. Interment followed in the Pinehill Cemetery of Urania  under direction of Riser Funeral Home of Columbia/ Olla.
She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Billy Wayne Cotten. Survivors include her son, David Cotten and wife April of Urania; daughter, Lisa Cotten of Olla; brother, Gene Lofton and wife Sue of Urania; and 
Tue
28
Apr

Christina Kylie King Duncan

Christina Kylie King Duncan, 19, of Urania, passed from this life along with her precious unborn daughter, Lanie Ray-Anne Duncan on Wednesday, April 22, 2015 in Urania.  She was born April 8, 1996 at Urania to the union
Tue
28
Apr

Jean Stewart MacKenzie

Jean Stewart MacKenzie, 70, of Jena, was received into Heaven on Saturday, April 18, 2015. She was born on Thursday, October 26, 1944, in Washington, D.C., to the union of her parents, Blake Stewart MacKenzie and Lotta  Charlean Stewart MacKenzie. She was preceded in death by her parents. Graveside services were held at 9 a.m., Tuesday, April 21, in the Woodland Cemetery, east of Jena, with Rev. Dominick DiCarlo officiating. Interment followed underdirection of Kinner and Stevens Funeral Home of Jena. Those left behind to cherish her memory include special friends, Doreen Price, Tammie Brooks, Brenda Bailey, Alexis Brooks, Jordan Brooks, Lane Brooks, Barbara Smith, and Dusty Miller.
Tue
21
Apr

Earl K. Brooks

Tue
21
Apr

George Hartner Pritchard

Tue
21
Apr

Keri Beth Roark

Keri Beth Roark, 30, of Trout, died Sunday, April 12, 2015, in Shelby County, Texas. She was born April 13, 1984 in Urania, to the union of her parents, Terry L. and Christine E. Fingleman Roark. Keri was a former resident 
of LaPorte and had resided in Trout for the past year. She was a housekeeper for LaSalle Nursing Home of Jena. She attended Maranatha Church and enjoyed music, computers, and cooking. Services were held at 2 
p.m., Friday, April 17, at the Pace-Stancil Funeral Home in Dayton, TX. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Ed and Eunice Fingleman, and Thurman and Lila Roark; father, Terry Lynn Roark; and son, Sevyn Herndon. Survivors include her mother, Christine E. Roark of Trout; son, Cade Herndon of Trout; brothers, Sam Roark and wife Lori of Jena, and David Roark and wife Camille of Quitman; sister, Jenny Roark of Trout; special 
Tue
21
Apr

Myrna Elizabeth Taylor

Myrna Elizabeth Taylor, 75, of Jena, passed from this life on Thursday, April 16,  2015, at Hardtner Medical Center in Urania. She was born January 24, 1940 in Jena to the union of her parents, Roy and Hazel Keene Gibson.
Mrs. Taylor was a homemaker. Services were held at 2 p.m., Sunday, April 19, in the chapel of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena with the Revs. Glenn Roark and Johnnie Phillips officiating. Interment followed in the Woodland Cemetery east of Jena under direction of Hixson Brothers, Inc. of Jena. She was preceded in death by her parents; sons, David Roy Vincent and Joe Paul  Taylor; grandchildren, Angelica Marie Vincent and Joshua

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