Obituaries

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Loleta Kees May

Funeral services for Loleta Ann Kees May of Grayson, Louisiana£ were held at 2:00 PM Sunday, June 10, 2018 at Grayson Baptist Church, Grayson with Bro. Rick Crandall officiating. Burial followed at Georgetown Cemetery, Georgetown, Louisiana under the direction of Riser Funeral Home. Loleta Ann Kees May was born July 2, 1943 in Winnfield, Louisiana£ to the union of her parents, O’Neal Kirkland Kees and Dorothy Cornelia Riggs Kees and she passed from this life on June 7, 2018 at Ochsner’s Medical Center in New Orleans£after a brief illness. Leta was raised in Georgetown£and was Valedictorian of the 1961 graduating class of Georgetown High School.£She attended and graduated from LSU with a degree in Home Economics. After graduation£Leta moved to Texas to take a job with the Texas Agricultural Extension Service.£While she always declared she would never be a school teacher, like her mother and grandmother,£it seemed life had a different plan.

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Jun

Leigh Hurl Jutzi Jordan

Mrs. Leigh Hurl Jutzi Jordan, age 92 of Winnfield, Louisiana passed away on Tuesday, June 12, 2018. She was born Tuesday, March 23, 1926 in Rochelle, Louisiana and was a member of First Baptist Church of Winnfield. Mrs. Jordan was preceded in death by her parents, Lee and Ella Nugent Jutzi; husband, Arnold Jordan, Sr.; son, Arnold Jordan, Jr.; sister, Alma Jean Smith. Those left to cherish her memory include her children, Ronnie Lee Jordan, Mitchell Lynn Jordan and Ellen Jo Jordan; grandchildren, Joey Jordan, Angela Davis, Tammy Bento, Stephanie Shuff, Sonya Cornett, Mitchell Lynn Jordan, II, Brooklyn Noel Johnson and Nikki Lawson; 19 great grandchildren and 11 great-great grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 11:00 AM on Thursday, June 14, 2018 at Southern Funeral Home with Rev. John Holland officiating. Interment followed in Garden of Memories, in Winnfield.

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Jun

Clyde Saucier

Mr. Clyde Saucier, age 88 of Dodson, Louisiana passed away at Winn Parish Medical Center in Winnfield, Thursday June 7, 2018. Mr. Saucier was born September 25, 1929 in Poplarville, Pearl River County, Mississippi, was a member of the Church of Christ and was retired machine operator. He loved fishing and gardening. Mr. Saucier was the son of the late Rayford Saucier and the late Kizzie Smith Saucier. He was also preceded in death by a son Douglas Saucier, sister Marie Smith and brothers Robert Saucier, Flavis Saucier and H. J. Saucier. Those left to cherish his memory include his wife of 40 years Marie Guthrie Saucier, son Stanley Saucier (Cheri), step-children Roy Mercer (Cindy), Cathy Delaughter (Jimmy), Linda Balliache (Ciro), Debbie Conzonere (Danny), and Donna Waller (Rick), two grandchildren, two great grandchildren and a host of step grandchildren, step great-grandchildren and step great great grandchildren.

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20
Jun

Paul Green

Paul Green, age 90 of Dodson, Louisiana passed away on Sunday, June 3, 2018. Born Sunday, August 21, 1927 in Dodson, Louisiana, he was preceded in death by his parents, James Monroe and Minnie Barnes Green; sisters, Louisa Anderson, Linnie Bullock, Edna Calhoun, and Pauline Durbin; and brothers, Herman and J.M. Green. He attended the Assembly of God Church in Dodson, La. Mr. Green served his country in both World War II and the Korean Conflict. After his graduation from Dodson High School in 1945, he enlisted into the U.S. Navy and trained to be a Navy Seal. He was once again called to serve his country in Korea in the U.S. Army. During his service, Mr. Green was injured and was awarded the Purple Heart. He also received the Korean Service Medal with four Bronze Stars. A proud veteran, Mr. Green continued service to his country through the Disabled Veterans Organization. He also served his community as Constable in Ward 4 for many years.

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Michael Phillip Jordan

Mr. Michael Phillip Jordan, age 74 of Dodson, Louisiana passed away Sunday, June 17, 2018. He was a US Army veteran. Born Monday, February 7, 1944 in Winnfield, Louisiana, he was preceded in death by his parents, Walter Joseph Jordan and Myra Carrol Jordan. Those left to cherish his memory include his son, Walter Jordan and wife Cynthia; grandchildren, Michael Jordan and Brandy Jordan; great-granddaughter, Serenity Grace Jordan; siblings, William Jordan, Sue Ellen Carter, Joann Jordan and Catherine Prifit. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at Southern Funeral Home with Rev. Brian Rankin officiating. Interment will follow in Jordan Hill Cemetery, in Winnfield. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday, June 20 from 8:00 AM until time of services. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.southernfuneralhome.com.

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Marlon L. Blake

Mr. Marlon L. Blake, age 70 of Winnfield, Louisiana passed away June 8, 2018 at Willis Knighton Medical Center North in Shreveport. Mr. Blake was employed by Arclin, formerly Chembond, for 40 years and retired in 2006. He was an avid hunter, fisherman and loved the outdoors, as well as being active in the lives of his grandchildren. He was a member of the South Winnfield Baptist Church and was more recently attending The Family Church of Winnfield. Mr. Blake was the son of the late Robert Lee Blake and the late Fannie Corrine Caskey Blake. He was also preceded in death by his brother Ronnie Lynn Blake and his stepfather William Mac Jordan. Those left to cherish his memory include his loving wife of 50 years Doris Hudson Blake, son Shannon Blake and wife Jaime, daughter Kimberly Blake Leggett, grandchildren Taylor Leggett, Ashley Leggett, Gracie Blake, Rett Blake, Ronnie Leggett, and John Robert Blake.

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06
Jun

Wallace Wayne Ingles

Mr. Wallace Wayne Ingles, age 59 of Winnfield, Louisiana passed away on Sunday, June 3, 2018. Wayne was born on Saturday, June 7, 1958 in Winnfield, Louisiana. He loved his family, and especially his grandchildren above all. His second love was the logging business and his company, Ingles Logging, which he ran for 35 years. Wayne and Ranee enjoyed traveling the country and staying at various campgrounds. He loved his pond with its ducks, squirrels, and geese. Wayne also enjoyed flying his planes, automobiles, all things gun, and all his toys. Those left to cherish his memory include his wife, Ranee Davis Ingles; father, Rev. Wallace D.

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Gene Dark

Mr. Gene Dark, age 87 of Jonesboro went to be with the Lord Saturday, May 26, 2018. He proudly served his country in the United States Army. Friends visited with the family on Wednesday, May 30, 2018 from 5:00-9:00PM at McDonald Memorial Baptist Church in Jonesboro, Louisiana. Funeral services were held Thursday, May 31, 2018 at 11:00AM at McDonald Memorial Baptist Church with Reverend Randy Dark and Kenneth Folden officiating. Interment followed in McDonald Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Edmonds Funeral Home. Mr.

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Jun

John Tatum Atkins

Mr. John Tatum Atkins, age 38 of Tullos, Louisiana passed away on Friday, June 1, 2018. Born Tuesday, April 15, 1980 in Pineville, Louisiana, he was preceded in death by his grandparents, Carl Waters, J.O., Sr. and Yvonne Long Atkins; and uncle, Jimmy Waters. John was a member of Calvary Baptist Church and was a graduate of CLTCC, Huey P. Long Campus with a 4.0 G.P.A Welding Diploma. He was also a 2000 graduate of LaSalle High School and was employed by McCartney Well Service of Tullos. John was also a welder for Turner Industries. He was a loving son, brother, and father. John loved the woods, history, working, music, and singing. Those left to cherish his memory include his daughter, Chasten Atkins; father, James Orlean Atkins, Jr.; mother, Elaine Marie Waters Atkins; and siblings, Clint Atkins, Jim Hudson, and Wendy Atkins; grandmother, Marie Waters; Chasten’s mother, Crystal Phelps.

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Peggy Keiffer

Mrs. Peggy Keiffer, age 84 of Winnfield, Louisiana passed away on Wednesday, May 30, 2018. Born Monday, August 14, 1933 in Center, Texas, she was preceded in death by her parents, Delton Thomas and Addie Marie Strawn Martin; husband, Hershel Floyd Keiffer; and sons, Dennis Floyd and Rex Lee Keiffer. Peggy retired from the Deer Park, TX School Sytem and also served her community as a Justice of the Peace. Her favorite passtime was reading. Peggy loved sharing her very creative storytelling and spending time with her family and friends. Those left to cherish her memory include her son, David Keiffer and wife Patricia; daughter, Becky Dougan; daughterin- law, Robin Keiffer; sister, Ola “Happy” Bertolett; 14 grandchildren; 22 great grandchildren; and 1 great great grandchild. Peggy is also survived by a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends. Private memorial services will be held at a later date.

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