Obituaries

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Paula Maddox Ordoyne

Paula Maddox Ordoyne, 83, of Baton Rouge, and a native of Jena, passed from this life on Tuesday, April 19, 2016. She was born January 23, 1933 to the union of her parents, J. F. Justiss, Sr. and Wilma Justiss. Paula was a graduate of Jena High School and Louisiana Tech University. She is listed in Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities. She was a longtime member of Broadmoor United Methodist Church in Baton Rouge. Services were held at 1:30 p.m., Friday, April 22, at Resthaven Gardens of Memory and Funeral Home in Baton Rouge. She was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, Ernest “Billy” Maddox; her second husband, A. J. Ordoyne; and a brother, Eddy Justiss. Survivors include three sons, Ernest Maddox and wife Vicki, Mark J. Maddox and wife Valerie, and William Maddox; her stepdaughter, Janelle Volke; her stepsons, Jay Ordoyne and Joey Ordoyne; her grandchildren, Taylor Maddox and Mason Maddox; and her brother, James F. Justiss, Jr.

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Robbie Randall McMillin

Robbie Randall McMillin, 88, of the Sandy Lake Community, passed from this life on Saturday, April 23, 2016, at his home in Sandy Lake. He was born October 14, 1927 in Catahoula Parish to Tolbert Roy McMillin and Lillie Hazel Terry. Robbie was a retired gas inspector for the State of Louisiana, and owner and operator of the Lakeside Fish Finn. Robbie served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. His life revolved around his wife, children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and a host of family and friends. A celebration of life service for Robbie McMillin was held at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church on Tuesday, April 26, at 10:00 a.m. with the Revs. Craig James, Dustin Robertson, and Lynell Hatten officiating. Interment followed at Heard Cemetery in Manifest under the direction of Young’s Funeral Home of Jonesville.

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Lauren Sydney Franklin

Lauren Sydney Franklin, 26, of Vidalia, died in a traffic accident near Vidalia on Wednesday night, April 20, 2016. She was born November 20, 1989 in Natchez, Mississippi to Glen Franklin and Donna Herndon. She spent her early years in Natchez, before her family moved to Vidalia, where she graduated from Vidalia High School. From there she went to MSU and then graduated from Alcorn with a BS in nursing. Lauren was an amazing young woman who was full of life and had a heart of gold. She knew how to work hard for what she wanted and still have fun with the people she loved. She loved spending time with her family, friends, and animals. Her two favorite things in life were her nephew, Karter Blake, and her dog, Molly. Services were held Sunday, April 24, at 2 p.m. at Grace United Methodist Church in Natchez with the Revs. Nance Hixon and Craig James officiating. Interment followed in Natchez City Cemetery under the direction of Laird Funeral Home of Natchez.

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Helen Bradford Viola

Helen Bradford Viola, 69, of Trout, passed from this life on Thursday, April 14, 2016, at her home in Belah. She was born October 22, 1946 in Trout to the union of her parents, Pete and Snooks Evans. Mrs. Viola was a nurse and worked at LaSalle General Hospital. Services were held at 1 p.m., Saturday, April 16, in the chapel of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena with Rev. Shirley Davidson, Sister Barbara Faye Deville and Sister Janice McDaniel officiating. Interment followed in the Nebo Cemetery under direction of Hixson Brothers, Inc of Jena. She was preceded in death by parents; husband, Lonnie Lee Bradford, Jr.; and brother, Tommy Joe Evans.

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Randy Lynn Tyler

Randy Lynn Tyler, 63, of Clarks, and a native of Urania, passed from this life on Sunday, April 17, 2016, at the Rapides Regional Medical Center in Alexandria. He was born May 6, 1952 in Urania to the union of his parents, Sam Franklin Tyler, Jr. and Patricia Ann Hopkins Tyler. Randy was a lease operator for Placid Oil Company. He served his country in the United States Army. Memorial services were held at 6 p.m., Tuesday, April 19, at the First Baptist Church in Olla, with arrangements under direction of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena. Survivors include his brothers, Rynn Tyler and his wife Sarah of Ferriday and Rickie Tyler and his wife Becky of Conroe, TX, and a host of nieces and nephews. The family asks that memorial donations be made to the LaSalle High School Athletic Association P.O Box 110 Olla, LA. 71465. 

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Rita Doughty Thompson

Rita Doughty Thompson, 84, of Bossier City and a native of Jena, passed from this life on Thursday, April 14, 2016, in Bossier City. She was born October 19, 1931 in Jena, to Luther Ray Doughty, Sr. and Gertrude Summerlin Doughty. Rita was a member of Cypress Baptist Church. She volunteered throughout her life and during her husband’s 23 years in the U.S. Air Force, she volunteered worldwide in a variety of organizations. Rita was employed as executive secretary for the Louisiana Jaycees for many years. Services were held at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 17, at Cypress Baptist Church with Rev. John Fream, pastor, officiating. Interment followed at Rose-Neath Cemetery under direction of Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Bossier City. She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Kathryn Breithaupt and brother, Luther Ray Doughty, Jr. Survivors include her husband of 63 years, Col. Ray G. Thompson (USAF, Ret.); sons, Ray G. Thompson, Jr. and wife, Jenna, Judge Jeff R.

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Diana Marcotte Roath

Diana Faye Marcotte Roath, 72, of Springhill, and a former resident of Jena, passed from this life on Wednesday, April 13, 2016, in Springhill. She was born June 8,1943 in Topeka, Kansas to the union of her parents, Richard and Faye Wade Marcotte. Diana was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Springhill and was a retired educator for the Webster Parish School System, with ten years of service. During the 1970’s, Diana and husband Terry lived in Jena where he was employed with International Paper Co. Diana was very active at St. Mary’s Catholic Church and was a local Cub Scout leader. She was also a baseball mom and supported the Jena Dixie Youth Little League baseball program. Services were held at 1 p.m., Saturday, April 16, at the Bailey Funeral Home Chapel in Springhill with Rev. Sebastian Kallarackal officiating. Interment followed in Springhill Cemetery under the direction of Bailey Funeral Home of Springhill. Survivors include her husband of 52 years, Terry D.

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Barry Kent Hamilton, Jr.

Barry Kent Hamilton, Jr., 57, of Harrisonburg, passed from this life on Sunday, April 17, 2016, in Jena. He was born Monday, July 7, 1958 in Ferriday. Barry was the owner and operator of Jonesville Oil Field Service and Paradise Pools and Patio. He was a loving father, grandfather, and son. Services were held at 10 a.m., Tuesday, April 19, at the First Baptist Church of Harrisonburg with the Revs. Frank Bass and Tony Ganey officiating. Interment followed in the Heard Cemetery of Manifest under direction of Young’s Funeral Home of Jonesville. He was preceded in death by his father, Barry Kent Hamilton, Sr.; and a sister, Robin Dianne Hamilton. Survivors include a son, Ryan Hamilton of Harrisonburg; a daughter, Chelsea Hamilton of Natchitoches; his mother, Geraldine Blackwell of Jena; grandson, Blake Hamilton of Harrisonburg; and two brothers, Neal Hamilton of Jena, and Mark Hamilton of Trout.

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Nolan Emerson McCartney

Graveside services for Nolan Emerson McCartney were held at 2 p.m., Saturday, April 9, 2016, at the Pine Hill Cemetery of Urania. The infant was the son of Alex and Nathan McCartney. Arrangements were entrusted to Riser Funeral Home of Columbia. 

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Milva Jean Guinn Faust

Milva Jean Guinn Faust, 77, of Franklinton, and a native of Manifest, passed from this life on Tuesday, April 12, 2016 in Mandeville. She was born April 17, 1938 in Pineville to the union of her parents, David and Trudie Guinn. Arrangements were under direction of Crain Funeral Home of Franklinton. Mrs. Faust was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Edward Bo Guinn; and three grandchildren, Tommy Broadway, Nicalena Singsheim, and Ryan Faust. Survivors include her husband, Paul Faust; one son, Tyrone Faust; one daughter, Malinda Sapp; a brother, Louis T. Guinn; a sister, Glenda Harrell; five grandchildren, Angel Covington, Robin Sanders, Josh Faust, Sean Faust, and Taylor Faust; and seven great grandchildren, Matthew Sanders, Adam Covington, Kaden Sanders, Ryland Shoalmire, Austin Faust, Payton Faust, and Brayton Faust. 

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