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8A THE JENA TIMES Olla-Tullos-Urania Signal [ WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 18, 2012 Charles Aaron Carr Charles Aaron Carr, 78, of Keatchie, passed from this life on Sunday, January 15, 2012, after a brief illness. Charles was born October 21, 1933 in Kelly to the union of his parents, Carrie Bell and L. J. Carr. Affectionately known as Granddaddy, he retired from Western Electric in 1986. He enjoyed much of his time hunting and fishing with his children and grandchildren. Services will be held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Jan. 18, at Rose-Neath's Southside Cha- pel in Shreveport, officiated by Pastor Eddie Briery. Graveside services will fol- low at 2 p.m., at Adams Cem- etery near Grayson under di- rection of Rose-Neath Funeral Home, Southside Chapel of Shreveport. Charles was preceded in death by his parents; and his wife of 47 years, Bobbie Jean Carr. Survivors include his wife, Delores Carr; his children, Linda Reese and husband James, Richard Tullos and wife Diane, Sundena Rus- sell and husband Tommy, Chuck Carr and wife Debbie, Jeanie Nichols and husband Steve, and Janet Hattaway and fianc6 Waylon Ferguson; 21 grandchildren, 35 great grandchildren, and one great great grandchild; stepson, John Wooley and wife Wendy; brothers, Jim Carr and wife Rebecca and Calvin Carr and fianc6 June Farrell; sister, Elaine Lowe and husband Glen; and faithful pet com- panion, CoCo. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Donnis "Sodie" Green Donnis Allen "Sodie" Green, 75, of Georgetown, passed from this life on Sun- day, January 8, 2012, at Rapides Regional Medical Center in Alexandria. He was born June 7, 1'936 in Rochelle to the union of his parents, the late W. E. and Mellie Williams Green. Sodie was a Iife-long resi- dent of the Beulah Communi- ty near Georgetown, and was a member of Beulah Baptist Church where he was a dea- con since 1961. He was a graduate of Georgetown High School, where he held the state track record and played on the state basketball team in 1954. His mother was also on the state basketball team for Poland High School years earlier. A graduate of North- western State University at Natchitoches, Mr. Green taught school for the LaSalle Parish School System for 21 years, drove a log truck for 60 years, and served in the U.S. Army in Germany from 1959 to 1961. He was an avid squirrel and deer hunter. Services were held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Jan. 10, at Beulah Baptist Church with the Revs. Lamar Carpenter and Joe Bruce officiating. Interment followed in the Beulah Cemetery near Georgetown under direction of Southern Funeral Home of Winnfield. Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Julia M. Green; sister, Gloria Barrett and husband Joe; nephew, Jack Barrett and wife Marcia; niece, Gwen Lucky and hus- band Billy, all of Georgetown; great nephew, Colby Bar- rett, great niece, Lacey Rus- sell and husband A. J.; great great nephew, Lane Russell, all of West Monroe; and sis- ter-in-law, Mary Ann Roberts of Tullos. Pallbearers were Don Bruce, Joe Williams, Clay Maxwell, Richie King, Mike Nichols, Joe Pendarvis, Tom- my Hand, and Smiley Fife. Deacons of the Beulah Baptist Church served as honorary pallbearers. CARD OF THANKS HEALTHY HEART HEALTHY YOU! The family of Janie Sandifer would like to take this opportunity to express our deepest appreciation for all the prayers, visits, phone calls, food and for your continuous love and support during the illness and death of our loved one. Special thanks to her many, many friends who devoted so much of your time in the help with her care while she was terminally ill this past year. Each and every one of you are a true testament to what friendship is really about. Also a spe- cial thanks to Dr. Erickson for being the wonderful doctor you are, LaSalle General Hospital and nursing home and staff, Midway Baptist Church, Nebo Baptist Church and to any and all who contributed to her care dur- ing this difficult time. May we all find peace and comfort to know her as a person and a Christian. She is with our Lord and maker and all her pain has been washed away even though she will be so greatly missed here on this earth. Tommy, Kimberlie, Trey and Jes- silyn Sandifer and family and the Coon family Rosie M. Guin Rosie M. Jordan Guin, 97, of Georgetown, passed from this life on Wednesday, January 11, 2012, at the Autumn Leaves Nursing and Rehab Center in Winnfield. She was born July 4, 1914 to the union of her parents, Ab- ner and Beulah Mae Smith Jor- dan. Mrs. Guin was a friend to all, a homemaker and loved to garden. She was a very good cook and loved church, but most of all, loved Jesus. Services were held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 14, in the Zion Baptist Church of George- town with the Revs. William Smith and Scott Tilton officiat- ing. Interment followed in the Zion Cemetery of Georgetown under direction of Hixson Broth- ers Funeral Home of Jena. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, G. B. Guin; sisters, Pearlie Price and Leona Guin; and brother, Pearce Jordan. Survivors include her niec- es, Betty Hollingsworth and husband Charles of Gonzales; Debbie Ezell and husband Ver- le of Texas; and Charlotte Ates, who was her caretaker, of Win- nfield; a host of other nieces and nephews, Bobby Guin, Randy Guin, Virginia Brown, Becky Dillard, Melinda Dillard, and Theresa Lowrey; close friends and neighbors, Bonnie Jordan, and Martha and Gary Wright. Pallbearers were Kenny Orgeron, Joshua Bartley, Jared Bartley, Quincy Hemphill, Rob- ert Richards, and Bobby Guin. John E Johnson John Frederick Johnson, 58, of Harrisonburg, passed from this life on Sunday, Jan- mary 8, 2012, after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was born August 13,  1953 to the union of his par- !ents , Audrey K. and Billy Ray !Johnson; Sr. 'John was a graduate 'of o:Harrisonburg High Scho61; Northwestern State Univer- and Tulane University Chool. He served as Distric t Attorney for r Cata- houla and Concordia Par- ishes for 24 years and was a popular political figure in the area. He was never op- posed for re-election during his entire tenure as District Attorney. John was an avid outdoor- sman, hunter and fisherman and was also an excellent marksman. He liked noth- ing better than deer hunting in the bottomlands along the Mississippi River. Services were held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 11, at First Baptist Church in Har- risonburg with the Revs. Jon Lord, Ralph Webber and Bry- an Taylor officiating. Interment followed in the Harrisonburg Cemetery un- der direction of Riser Funeral Home of Columbia. He was preceded in death by his father; brother, Billy Ray Johnson, Jr.; and grand- parents, Ernest and Helen R. Johnson and Fred and Nell H. Korn. Survivors include his wife, Myra Coleman Johnson; his mother, Audrey K. Johnson, both of Harrisonburg; two brothers, George Johnson of Harrisonburg, and James Johnson of Jackson, MS; his children, Derek Johnson and wife Kristen of Lafayette, Kyle Johnson of Shreveport, Lance Bond and wife Brandi of Jena, Sarah and Nat Casey of New Orleans, and Hallye Casey of San Antonio, TX; and grandchildren, Scarlett Johnson, Tanner Bond and Tucker Bond; and a host of nephews and nieces. Pallbearers were Neil Johnson, Donny Korn, Ernie Reeves, Ronnie Book, Mike Ruddick, and Ronald Book. Honorary pallbearers were Sen. Neil Riser, Luther Holloway, Judge Leo Boothe, Brad Burget, Johnny Loomis, Bill McHale, Richard "Doll" Hatten, and Paul Scott. Robert "Eugene" Lincecum Robert "Eugene" Lince- cum, 61, of Urania, passed from this life on Wednesday, January 11, 2012, at the Hardtner Medical Center in Urania. Services were held at 1 p.m., Saturday, January 14, at Pentecostal Church of Ura- nia. Eugene was born October 24, 1952 and was employed in the timber industry as a log cutter. Interment followed in the Urania Cemetery under di- rection of Magnolia Funeral Home of Alexandria. He was preceded in death by his father, Aubrey "Peewee" Smith, and mother, Carrie Jean Smith. Survivors include his wife, Jean Lincecum of Urania; children, Sheryle Bohn of Co- lumbia, John Exline of Knox- ville, TN, Roger Lincecum of Clarks, Kimberly Powers of Sherwood, AR, Gary Lince- cum of Clarks, Lynn Ham- mond of Tullos, and Danielle Lincecum of Olla; 11 grand- children, two great grandchil- dren; siblings, Aubrey Smith, Jr., Roy Smith, Ann Keene, Bonnie Frisby, Dorothy Wal- ton, Debbie Morris, Sharon Butler, Jack Smith, Jacque- line Taylor and Gene "Tufty" Smith; step siblings, Charles "Chucky" Butler and Michael Butler; and numerous nieces and nephews. Pallbearers were Woody Ford, John Durham, Duane Ford, Logan Whitten, Tony El- liot, and Roger "Petie" Adams. Honorary pallbearers were Jason Bohn, Raymond Weeks and Lee Bottoms. Melba Ann Smith Loveless Melba Ann Smith Love- less, 64, of RussellviUe, Ar- kansas, and a native of La- Salle Parish, departed this life on Friday, Janaury 6, 2012. She was born Septem- ber 14, 1947 at Trout to the union of Cecil B. Smitty" and Reba Turner Smith. Ann served as payroll director at Arkansas Tech University for 32 years, and more recently was a real es- tate agent for Remax Realty in Russellville. She was a member of Bethel Assembly of God Church of Dover, Ar- kansas. A memorial service was held at Bethel Assembly of God Church in Dover with Rev. Earl Helton officiating. Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m., Saturday, Jan- uary 21, at the Belah Ceme- tery in the Belah-Fellowship Community with Rev. Kendal Price officiating. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Paul Loveless; and a son, Greg Loveless. Survivors include two daughters, Becky Schrock and husband Demian of Do- ver, and Jamie Woody of Rus- sellville; one son, John Woody of Russellville; a step-son, Mark Loveless and wife Ann of Little Rock, AR; three sisters, Cindy Kendrick and husband John, Gayle Miller and hus- band Bill, and Jimmie Big- nar and husband Jim, all of Trout; five grandchildren, J. T. Schrock, Eric Schrock, Ce- cily Schrock, Katana Woody and David Loveless; two great grandchildren, Tyler Schrock and Kane Schrock; and a host of nieces and nephews. Sherlee Mitchell Keene Purvis Sherlee Mitchell Keene Purvis, 61, passed from this life on Friday, January 13, 2012, at Memorial Hospital in Las Cruces, New Mexico. Born on September 3, 1950, she was a homemaker, mother, wife, grandmother, sister, friend and now an An- gel. She was an amazing care- giver to everyone she came in contact with, and to know her was to love her. She will be greatly missed and is now in Heaven with loved ones get- ting long needed hugs. Private services are to be announced. She was preceded in death by her parents, Otis and Ruby Mitchell; three sisters, Eloise Mitchell Jones, Hallie Mitch- ell Mirchner, and Frankie Mitchell Bader; one brother, Matthew "Buddy" Mitchell; her first husband of 21 years, Shelby Donald Keene; and a granddaughter, Cassie Le- Anne Finlay. Survivors include her husband of 15 years, Harold Wayne Purvis, Sr.; one son, James A. "Tony" Keene and wife Kae; one daughter, Me- lissa A. Finlay and husband Richard "Bubba"; three grand- children, Derreck Keene, Jes- sica Finlay and Nikki Guin; one great grandchild, Satara; three brothers, Carl Mitchell, Charles Mitchell and Rus- sell Mitchell; one sister, Jean Mitchell Marchbanks; and many nieces and nephews. Charley J. Schrader, Jr. i Charley Joseph Schrader, Jr., 76, of Houma, and a na- tive of Urania, passed from this life on Thursday, January 12, 2012, at St. Luke's Hospi- tal in Houston, Texas. Born at Urania, he was a long time resident of Houma. Mr. Schrader was a mem- ber of First United Methodist Church of Houma and was a veteran of the United States Air Force. He was a graduate of LSU Law School and a local attorney for over forty years. He was a 32nd degree Scot- tish Rite Mason. Services were held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Jan. 17, at First United Methodist Church in Houma. Interment followed at Ter- rebonne Memorial Park under direction of Chauvin Funeral Home of Houma. He was preceded in death by his wife, Sarah "Lucy" Schrader; his parents, Rev. Charley Joseph "J.C." and Mary Ruth Bearden Shrad- er; and a brother, Lawrence Wayne Schrader. Survivors include three daughters, Jennifer Schrader '- Yeaw and husband John Da- i rid Andrew, Tracy Schrader, and Letitia Schrader Lanaux and husband Christopher; grandchildren, Jonah Albares, David Yeaw, Tiffanie Robin- son, and Sarah Lanaux; and ' a brother, Earle Ray Schrader and wife Dorothy. Memorials may be made  to the First United Methodist Church, 6109 Hwy 311, Hou- ma, LA 70360. The Honor Guard of VFW Post 5002 of Jena is available for funerals of all veterans in LaMe and Catahoula Parishes, For information contact: Willie Tradewell at 3t8,623.2700 David Robertson at 3t8,481.0272