Obituaries

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10
Feb

Melinda Adkins

Melinda Adkins

Funeral services for Melinda Adkins, age 38 of Ruston was held at 2:00 P.M., Wednesday, February 3, 2021 at Springhill Baptist Church with Bro. Chris Craig officiating. Interment followed in Springhill Cemetery under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Ruston, LA.

Melinda was born on June 28, 1982 in Alexandria, LA and passed away peacefully on January 31, 2021 in Ruston, LA. She loved her husband, Jason and children, Jasmine, Lainey and Drake with all of her heart. Melinda devoted all her time and energy into her girl’s activities including track, cheer, school trips and more. She was their number one fan in all their activities. Melinda’s favorite place in the world was spending time with her family at Disney World and the beach. She loved her entire family with all of her heart.

Wed
03
Feb

Janell Spangler Wolfe Simmons

Janell Spangler Wolfe Simmons

Mrs. Janell Spangler Wolfe Simmons passed from this life on January 28, 2021 in Autumn Leaves Nursing Home of Winnfield, Louisiana. She was a homemaker and a member of Welcome Home Baptist Church. She was an avid flower gardener and enjoyed entertaining. She loved and served her Lord and Savior and was devoted to her church.

Those left left to cherish her memory are her husband Kenneth H. Simmons, three daughters, Sandra S. Mitchell, Sharyn J. Gregory (Stephen), Marsha L. Davidson (Craig). brother Jimmie R. Spangler (Elaine), sister Mary Nell Gregory (Billy), Five Grandchildren and Two Great-Grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her first husband Thomas O. Wolfe, her parents Butler and Vada Gates Spangler, sisters Elouise Spangler, Dorothy Louise Spangler Powers, and Dollie Sue Spangler Worsham, brother R.G. Spangler.

Wed
03
Feb

William “Bill” Kelley

William “Bill” Kelley

On Monday, January 18, 2021, William “Bill” Kelley passed away from complications associated with a stroke. He was 72 years old.

Bill is survived by his wife Kim L. Brantley, Sister Kerry Bradford, grandchild, great grandchildren, cousins, nephews and niece in laws. He was proceeded in death by his parents Theodore and Mary Sanders Kelley, bother Dale and daughter Nikki.

Bill was a Vietnam Veteran with the Navy, Aviation. Received 3 BS degrees from Northwestern. He continued to keep abreast with scientific discoveries, watched astronomical events with his telescope, and observed the space station as it passed over. He played the Question of the day with Alexia, every day. He ended his work career as the Director of Public Works with the City of Winnfield.

Wed
03
Feb

Wanda Kay “Cookie” Hayden Saucier

Wanda Kay “Cookie” Hayden Saucier

Mrs. Wanda Kay “Cookie” Hayden Saucier, age 71 of Winnfield, Louisiana passed away on Sunday, January 24, 2021.

Born Monday, January 23, 1950 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, she was preceded in death by her mother, Ruth Kent Hayden; her husband, Warren B. Saucier; and her sister, Joyce Hayden Shirley.

Those left to cherish her memory include her children, Jeff (Shannon), Shannon, and Shawn “Dune”; her brother, Richard “Dicky” Hayden (Patty); her grandchildren, Jacie (David), Gage, Scout, Claycee, Chandler, Case, Chase, and Claire; her great grandchildren, Rhemi, Rorie, and Reese; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A memorial service will be announced by the family at a later date.

Online condolences may be made to the family at www.southernfuneralhome.com.

Wed
03
Feb

John Owen Jordan

John Owen Jordan

Mr. John Owen Jordan, age 88 of Winnfield, Louisiana passed away on Monday, January 25, 2021.

Born Wednesday, September 21, 1932 in Jordan Hill, Louisiana, he was preceded in death by his parents, Rhoda Bartley Jordan and Lawrence R. Jordan; brother, Harvie Jordan; sister-in-law, Ardell H. Jordan; and sister, Ruth Mae Jordan.

Mr. Jordan was a long time member of Big Creek Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon and music director. He was a founding member of the Pine Ridge Quartet. Mr. Jordan was a member of the Georgetown Masonic Lodge. He spent his working career as a rural mail carrier for the United States Postal Service. Mr. Jordan served his country in the United States Army.

Wed
03
Feb

Barron Jewell Vines

Mr. Barron Jewell Vines left this world on January 29, 2021. He was a member of Hurricane Creek Baptist Church of Dodson, Louisiana. He very much enjoyed his time with family and certainly his grandchildren.

Those left to cherish his memory are his two daughters Rebekah Johns-husband Robert, Melissa Coussan-husband Matthew, his four grandchildren Marian, Morgan, Matelyn, and Mason Coussan, one brother B. L. Vines, and a host of nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his wife Alice Faye Vines, infant daughter Candace Vines, parents L.E. and Pauline Lasyone Vines, siblings Jerry Vines, Sammie Fowler, Loyd Vines, and Patsy Hemphill.

Those honored to serve as pallbearers are Jeff Hemphill, Darin Hemphill, Quinn Hemphill, Kaleb Hemphill, Benny Vines, and Murphy Chestnut.

The family received friends at Southern Funeral Home on Sunday, January 31, 2021 from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM.

Wed
03
Feb

Max Allen Orr

Max Allen Orr

Mr. Max Allen Orr, age 61 of Urania, Louisiana passed away on Saturday, January 23, 2021.

Born Monday, January 18, 1960 in Pineville, Louisiana, he was preceded in death by his parents, Darcey Ann Varnell Orr and George Orr; and son, Joseph Max Orr.

Max was an avid fisherman and a huge fan of Harley-Davidson Motorcycles.

Those left to cherish memory include his sisters, Debra Wooten (Johnny), Annette Cockerham (Steven), Sandra Orr Vanderwater (Emmett) and Karen Norris (Bobby); and brothers, George Orr, Jr. (Elise) and Jamie Orr.

The family received friends on Wednesday, January 27, 2021 at Southern Funeal Home, from 10:00 AM time of services.

Funeral services were held at 2:00 PM on Wednesday, January 27, 2021 at Southern Funeral Home with Rev. Brian Montgomery officiating. Interment ed in Sanders Chapel Cemetery, in Calvin.

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03
Feb

David G. Bryant

David G. Bryant

A service to honor the life of Mr. David G. Bryant was held at 11 am Tuesday, January 26, 2021, in the chapel of Blanchard-St. Denis Funeral Home. Burial followed at Calvary Cemetery in the Oak Grove Community in Natchitoches, LA.

David, 81 years of age and a resident of Natchitoches, passed away on January 23, 2021, in Alexandria, LA. He was born on December 18, 1939 to Jesse Lee Bryant and Addie Lou Gotlin Bryant in Hargis, LA. He was preceded in death by his parents, an infant son, David Bryant; and his siblings, Bessie Young, Hershel Bryant and Dub Bryant.

David was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather who always put the needs of his family before his own. He will be dearly missed by all that knew and loved him.

Wed
27
Jan

Frances Prescott White

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Frances Prescott White, age 46 of Cordova, Tennessee completed God’s plan for her life on Saturday, January 23, 2021 after a brief illness.

Frances was born June 30, 1974 in Oxford, Mississippi. She was preceded in death by her father: John David Melton and an unborn son.

Those left to cherish her memory include her husband of almost 20 years, Joseph White: her children Brian and Brianna White all of Cordova, Tennessee. Her mother, Betty Costilow and significant other John of Duckhill, Mississippi. Her parents in-law: Jimmy and Karen White of Winnfield, Louisiana. One brother, Philip Knickel of Mississippi. Sibling-in-laws, Jennifer (Brad) Watts of Carrollton, Mississippi, Jodie (Paul) Busha of Winnfield, Louisiana. One nephew, Tyler Watts of Brandon, Mississippi; Two nieces: Olivia and Blakelyn Busha of Winnfield, Louisiana. As well as a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, and day care babies.

Wed
27
Jan

James L. Hinckley, Jr.

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James L. Hinckley, Jr., age 71 of Dodson, Louisiana passed away on Tuesday, January 19, 2021.

Born Sunday, June 19, 1949 in Alexandria, Louisiana, he was preceded in death by his father, James L Hinckley, Sr.

Mr. Hinckley was an avid fisherman and enjoyed his time with his grandchildren. He served his country in the U.S. Army Reserve. Mr. Hinckley worked as a controller at Tremont Lumber Mill but was most proud of his work as administrator for the Louisiana Methodist Children’s Home (OWL Center).

Those left to cherish his memory include his wife of 49 years, Vivian Panzigrau Hinckley; mother, Joyce Cardwell Lofton; daughter, Jennifer Vidrine (Blake), grandchildren, Samuel, Sylvia and Marcie Vidrine; sister, Janice Stroud (Gary) and brother, Justin Hinckley (Jeanette).

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