Obituaries

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Audrey Banes

Audrey Banes, 84, of Urania, passed from this life on Saturday, February 7, 2015, at her residence in Urania. She was born April 13, 1930 in New Orleans to the union of her parents, Albert and Bessie Avery Bowman.
Mrs. Banes was a homemaker. Services were held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 10, at New Union Baptist Church, north of Tullos, with the Revs. Tommy Hollis and Jimmy Piercy officiating. Interment followed in the Pine Knott Cemetery in Georgetown under direction of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Carl Banes, Sr.; sons, George Bailes and James D.Bailes; parents; granddaughter, Lisa
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Andrew Steven Dunn

Andrew Steven Dunn, 58, of Olla, entered eternal rest on Wednesday, February 11, 2015, at Christus St. Frances Cabrini Hospital in Alexandria. He was born April 26, 1956 in the Gardner Community to the union of his parents, David and Claudia Dunn. Andrew volunteered for the American Red Cross and the 4-H program. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and a parishioner of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Jena. A veteran of the United States Army, Andrew enjoyed cooking for his friends and family. He was a generous man.  Services were held at 2 p.m., Friday, Feb. 13, in the chapel of Rush Funeral Home of Pineville with Rev. Antonio Velez officiating. Interment followed at Forest Lawn in Ball, under direction of Rush Funeral Home of Pineville. Survivors include his loving wife of 32 years, Mary Maddox Dunn of Olla; two daughters, Diane Sharp and husband Rex, and Jennifer
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Emma Octavia Ainsworth

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Arthur Ates, Jr.

Arthur Ates, Jr., 80, of Georgetown, passed from this life on Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at his residence in Georgetown. He was born March 5, 1934 in Urania to the union of his parents, Arthur Ates, Sr. and Iva Jameson Ates. Mr. Ates was a handyman that loved to tinker on anything. He worked for Penrod Drilling for 32 years and was an avid racecar fan and loved squirrel hunting, fishing, camping, and traveling. He was a veteran of the
Korean War. Services were held at 1 p.m., Friday, Feb. 6, in the chapel of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena with the Revs. Joel Johnson and Tommy Hollis officiating. Interment followed in the Belah Cemetery in the Belah- Fellowship Community under direction of Hixson Brothers, Inc. of Jena. He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Lillie Mae Ates and Arthur Mae Stamper; and sons-in-law, Justin Cockerham and David
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Martha Estel Bartley

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Audrey Banes

Audrey Banes, 84, of Urania, passed from this life on Saturday, February 7, 2015, at her residence in Urania. She was born April 13, 1930 in New Orleans to the union of her parents, Albert and Bessie Avery Bowman.
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Beverly Mae Sanson

Beverly Mae Sanson, 63, of Aimwell, passed from this life on Tuesday, February 3, 2015, in Alexandria. She was born September 3, 1951 in Natchez, Mississippi to the union of Para Lea and Albert Lane Wyant. Beverly was a resident of the Aimwell Community and a member of Dunbarton Baptist Church. Services were held at 1 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 5, at the Aimwell Baptist Church with Rev. Bobby McGuire officiating. Interment followed in the 
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Timothy Randal Corley

Timothy Randal Corley, 54, of Jena, passed from this life on Monday, December 15, 2014. He was born August 6, 1960 in Escondido, CA to the union of Cecil Tillman and Ardith Jane Giddings Corley. He is preceded in death by his father. Survivors include two sons, Tim Corley and wife Kimberly, and Timothy McEvoy and wife Dru, all of Jena; one daughter, Terrin Jessica Corley Burton and husband K.C. of Mesquite, NV; his mother, Ardith Jane Corley;
two brothers, George Corley of Big Bear, CA and Frank Corley and wife Ann of Seattle, WA; and five grandchildren, Caleb, Cecily, Sadee, Kenzee, and Brayson. A memorial service will be held at a later date. 
Local arrangements were handled by Kinner and Stevens Funeral Home of Jena
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We all deal with stress in our lives

Each one of us deals with stress in our lives – some more than others. But, it is the way you handle that stress that says a lot about the kind of person you have become.  A reader sent me the following little story about how
a young lady described stress, and ways to deal with it. It has a lot of good points and I hope you enjoy reading it . . . and maybe you can get some helpful advice from the article.
 
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States show their unique side

Indeed, the truth about our country is that it’s quite diverse and nothing proves that more than a recent article this writer discovered online – “The One Can’t-Miss Event in Every State This Year” by Matt Meltzer. I haven’t heard of 
most of them, so I’ve picked ahandful to showcase. Perhaps you’ve either been to a few or will plan to attend in the future. Either way, I simply  thought they were interesting
 

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