Obituaries

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Marjorie Clark Leonard

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DeWitt C. Guin

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Kenneth Ray Cline

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Steven Douglas Barker

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Joshua Proffer

Joshua Lee Proffer, 28, of Olla, passed away Saturday, June 25, 2016, in a traffic accident on LA 500 in the Searcy Community. Services will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, July 1, at Beulah Baptist Church near Georgetown with Rev. Lamar Carpenter officiating. Interment will follow in the Perot Family Cemetery near Grayson under direction of Magnolia Funeral Home of Alexandria. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Lee Roy Perot; grandmother, Iva Ruth Lane Perot; grandfather, Floyd Edward Proffer; grandmother, Betty Jane Sanders Proffer; father, Andy Lee Proffer; aunts, Peggy Cockerham, Phyllis Stowe, Barbara Hunt, and Gayle Meredith. Survivors include his son, Andy Lane Proffer; mother, Tammy Kay Perot; stepfather, Keith Carter; sister, Iva Daniell Perot; and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Pallbearers will be Darrel Proffer, Billy Rials, Jr., brother-in-law Josh Luther and friends Josh McBroom, Shawn Keen and Gerald Brouillette.

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Helen Kathleen Jones

Helen Kathleen Robertson Jones, 88, of Trout, passed from this life on Sunday, June 26, 2016 at her residence. She was born Sunday, May 27, 1928 in Jena to the union of her parents, William Robertson and the late Jennie Boyd Robertson. Services were held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, June 28, at Mt. Sinai Baptist Church with the Revs. Byron Norris and Denver McBroom officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery under direction of Kinner and Stevens Funeral Home of Jena. She was also predeceased by her parents, and her husband of 41 years, Cecil “Skipper” Jones. Survivors include two sons, Dewey “Dee” Jones and wife Dianna Kaye, and Larry Jones and wife Angel, all of Trout; one brother, David “Cowboy” Robertson and wife Carol of Jena; six grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. Pallbearers were Daniel Jones, Adam Jones, Ryan Scales, David Francis, Weston Francis and Joe Jones.

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Frances Nan Dowdy

Frances Nan Walker Dowdy, 82, of Trout, and formerly of Bentley, passed from this life on Thursday, June 23, 2016. Graveside services were held at 10 a.m., Saturday, June 25, at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Ball with her eulogy by DeAnn Collins-Durham. Interment followed under direction of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Alexandria. Her loving and patriotic husband, Colonel Derrell Dowdy; her loving parents, Charles and Lucille Davis Walker, and her loyal brother, Charles Hickman Walker, preceded her in death. She is survived by the daughter she never had, DeAnn Collins-Durham. Memorial contributions may be sent to Oak Grove Cemetery, 6286 Highway 8, Bentley, Louisiana 71407. 

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Arlene Poole

Arlene Poole, 67, of Aimwell, passed from this life on Wednesday, June 22, 2016, at the Rapides Regional Medical Center in Alexandria. She was born March 17, 1949, in Jena, to the union of her parents, Shelby and Flora Elouise Taylor Tradewell. Mrs. Poole was a homemaker, a loving wife, mother and loved being a grandmother. She was a member of the Aimwell Pentecostal Church. Services were held at 2 p.m., Saturday, June 25, at the Aimwell Pentecostal Church with the Revs. Kirk Mayo, Cody Mayo and Lance Stock-man officiating. Interment followed in the Mt. Zion Cemetery in Aimwell under direction of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena. She was preceded in death by her parents; and two sisters, Jean Sikes and Kathy Tradewell. Survivors include her husband, Michael Poole of Jena; daughters, Christa Ryan and Chlea Turner, both of Jena; sister, Shelby Ruth Stockman of Lake Charles; aunt, Ida Mae Stockman; grandchildren, Payton Ryan, Gabriel Ryan and Oliver Turner.

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Billie Jean Belgard

Billie Jean Belgard, 77, of Deville, passed from this life on Thursday, June 23, 2016, at her residence. She was born November 24, 1938 to the union of her parents, Lemmie and Isabelle Thompson. Mrs. Belgard was a member of New Hope Free Methodist Church, Deville where she served the Lord in various children ministries. Billie and Harvey were married for 61 years, raised five children in the church, and taught them the love of singing together as a family. In 1957, Billie appeared on the LA Hay Ride. Billie and Harvey placed in the top 10 on the National Grand Ole Opry Pet Milk Contest in 1959 with a song Harvey wrote, “Too Young Too Know”. She loved her children and grandchildren as they were the apple of her eye and they will miss her dearly but her memory will forever be cherished in their hearts. Services were held at 2 p.m., Sunday, June 26, at New Hope Free Methodist Church in Deville with the Revs. Emitte Belgard and Mike Marbutt officiating.

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Marie Mae Book

Marie Mae Book, 90, of Jonesville, passed from this life on Tuesday, June 21, 2016, at The Columns Community Care Center in Jonesville. She was born October 13, 1925 in Larto to the union of her parents, Alvie Lavere and Katie Elizabeth Sanders Parker. Mrs. Book was a homemaker. Services were held at 10 a.m., Thursday, June 23, at Larto Apostolic Church in Larto with the Revs. Daniel Jordan and Jack Knapp officiating. Interment followed in the Nichols Cemetery in Larto under direction of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Cary C. Book; a son, Gary Gene Book; sister, Myra P. Ricks; and four brothers, Benny Parker, Zoyle Parker, Avie Parker and Ralph Parker. Survivors include her daughter, Glenda Cooper of Jonesville; sons, Petie Book and Clois Book, both of Larto, and Cary Book of Jonesville; sister, Grace Book of Larto; brother, Claude Book of Summit, MS; seven grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren.

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