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I 8A THE JENA TIMES Olla-Tullos-Urania Signal [ WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 18, 2010 Charles Ray Deville Charles Ray Deville, 61, of Trout, passed from this life on Sunday, August 8, 2010, at his residence. He was born June 28, 1949 in Pineville to the union of Johnny A. and Lottie Mat- tox Deville. Charles was a retired com- pany man for Mobil Oil Com= pany. Services were held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 10 at the Whitehall Pentecostal Church with Rev. Joey Paul officiat- ing. Interment followed in the Taylor Chapel Cemetery near Summerville under direction of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home of Jena. His mother, and one broth- er, Jerry Deville, preceded him in death. Survivors include one son, Joey Ray Deville and wife Tiffany of Summerville; two daughters, Kristy Dawn Mayo of Jena and Brandy Nicole Walker and husband Justin of Manifest; his father, Johnny A. Deville of Jena; one brother, Clyde Deville of Summerville; three sisters, Jean Baggett and husband Michael of Summer- ville, Ann Reeves and husband Larry of Manifest, and Debra Ford and husband Darrell of Aimwell; seven grandchildren and one great grandchild. Pallbearers were Junior Price, Freddie Thacker, John Curry, Justin Reeves, Bruce Henry, and Terry Warwick. Honorary pallbearers were Bobby Doughty, Harold Ste- vens, J. F. Westbrooks, and Jerry Zeagler. James "J.C." Johnson James "J.C." Johnson, 58, of Jonesville, passed from this life on Monday, August 2, 2010, in Jonesville. He was born February 25, 1952 in Campti to the union of his parents, Joseph and Berti Slaughter Johnson. Graveside services were held at 3:30 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 12, at the Pine Grove Cemetery of Rhinehart with Rev. P. A. "Fox" Paul officiat- ing. Interment followed under direction of Young's Funeral Home of Jonesville ..... He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Bobby Joe Johnson; grand- daughter, Amy Johnson; and two nephews, Randall Smith and Terry Johnson. Survivors include his wife, Nettie Lee Johnson of Jonesville; three sons, James Lee and wife Hope, and Jo- seph Lee, all of Jonesville, and Johnathan Johnson and wife Casey of Urania; two daughters, Crystal Nu- gent and husband Neal of Jonesville, and Chassity Lee of Urania; three brothers, Ray Johnson, George John- son, and David Johnson; two sisters, Elaine Smith and Brenda Johnson; and three grandchildren, Emily Lee, Landon Lee, and Preston Johnson. Pallbearers were Neal Nugent, Lester Smith, Jackie Wise, Tony Kelly, Jeff Lofton, and Charles Cameron. Honorary pallbearers were Jim Brannon, Linda Wade, Suzie Lofton, Dr. Erickson, Debra Renda, Scott Franklin, and Bobby Lee Carrol. Titus Royce Jones Titus Royce Jones, 86, of Jena, passed from this life on Saturday, August 14, 2010. He was born December 7, 1923 in Magnolia, Arkansas, to the union of Robert Wal- ter Jones and Mary Maude Jordan Jones. Graveside ser- vices were held at 10 a.m., Monday, Aug. 16, in Magno- lia Cemetery in the Magnolia Community south of Jena with Rev. Johnnie Phillips of- ficiating. Interment followed under direction of Kinner and Ste- vens Funeral Home of Jena. Mr. Jones was preceded in death by his wife, Edith Katie Harmer Jones; his parents; a sister, Lurlene White; four brothers, Earl Jones, Burl Jones, Curtis Jones and Pres- ton Jones; and a son-in-law, Ernest St. Clair Easterly. Survivors include one daughter, Terry Ann Jones Easterly; and two grandsons, Kristoffer St. Clair Easterly and Nicholas St. Clair East- erly. IN MEMORY American Stroke A','ociation Memorials the life li a friend, or | t colleaue -- all continue the fightagalns s ke -- with artAmericaf Stroke Association Memorial. For more information, please call 1-888-4-STROKE or visil us online at StrokeAssociation.org In an instant a stroke can change your life forever In Memory of Charlie Bill Stapleton 2-10-88 - 8-17-06 I thank my God upon every remem- brance of you. Philippians i-3 Sadly missed by your family and friends Mary Ethel LaCroix Mary Ethel LaCroix, 90, of White Sulphur Springs Com- munity, near Jena, passed from this life on Wednesday, August 11, 2010. She was born July 3, 1920 in Little Creek to the union of Fred Homer Tannehill and Mary Jane Barr Tannehill. Services were held at 2 p.m., Friday, Aug. 13, in the chapel of Kinner and Stevens Funeral Home of Jena with the Revs. John Morgan, Kent Hatfield, and Ernie Maynard officiating. Interment followed in the Hurricane Creek Cemetery in the White Sulphur Springs area under direction of Kinner and Stevens, Inc. of Jena. She was preceded in death by her husband, T. H. "Hugh" LaCroix; her parents; two brothers, and three sisters. Survivors include one daughter, Joy Chapman of Trout; two sons, Travis La- Croix of Star City, AR and Jimmy LaCroix of Trout; nine grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Pallbearers were her grandsons and great grand- sons, Tom Ellston, Mark La- Croix, Archie LaCroix, C. J. Coffield, Dillon Acosta, Ty- ler Potts, Aaron LaCroix and Luke LaCroix. Honorary pallbearers were her granddaughters and great granddaughters, Cathy Acosta, Kelly Coffield, Yolanda Neal, Jeanna Ports, Bobbie Hatfield, Mary Guin, Elizabeth Coffield, and Leah Coffield. Darlene Ann Camarillo Lara Darlene Ann Camarillo Lara, 44, of Urania, passed from this life on Wednesday, July 28, 2010, after seven years of illness. She was born February 8, 1966 in Austin, Texas, to the union of her parents, Ernest Gonzales and Sherry Darlene Scogin. Darlene was loved and will be missed. Graveside services were held Thursday, July 29, in the Urania Cemetery with Michael Manuel, youth pas- tor at First Baptist Church in Olla, officiating. Stepdaugh- ters, Elizabeth and Victoria, of Urania, provided music. Interment followed under direction of Magnolia Funer- al Home of Alexandria. Her dad preceded her in death. Survivors include her husband of ten years, John Lara; one daughter, Victo- ria; two sons, Camron and Dylan; three step children, Elizabeth, Victoria and Sandee, all of Urania; her mom, Sherry Lawrence, and step dad, Ken Lawrence, of Rockdale, TX; and one sister, Cheryl Camarillo of Rock- dale, TX. Raymond Woodrow Melvin Raymond Woodrow Melvin, 67, of Jena, passed from this life on Saturday, August 14, 2010, in the ICU of Rapides Regional Medical Center in Alexandria. Raymond was born Octo- ber 8, 1942 to the union of his parents, Woodrow "Woody" and Marene Melvin. He was employed by Bell Supply for over 20 years be- fore retiring in 1994. Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, Au- gust 19, at the Nolley Memo- rial Methodist Church in Jena with pastor Rev. Lyndle Bul- lard officiating. He was preceded in death by his parents. Survivors include his wife of 44 years and 9 months, Brenda Melvin; one son, Ste- phen Melvin; one daughter, Alyssa Schrock and husband I Adam; three grandchildren, Matthew Nugent, Heather Schrock and Anna Schrock; one sister, Glenda Evans and husband Larry; and one niece, Alanna Evans Peron, all of Jena. The Honor Guard of VFW Post 5002 of Jena is available for funerals of all veterans in LaSalle and Catahoula Parishes. For information contact: Willie Tradewell at 3t8-623-2700 David Robertson at 318.48t-0272 or J.W. Thomas at 318-992-2549 Ira "Danny" Pendarvis, II Ira Dane "Danny" Pendar- vis, II, 61, passed from this life on Thursday, July 8, 2010, at the U. C. Medical Center in Sacramento, Cali- fornia, following a massive heart attack. Danny was born October 21, 1948. Services celebrating his life will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, August 21, at Cal- vary Baptist Church, 2888 Hwy. 84, between Tullos and Winnfield. Dane was preceded in death by his parents, Jake and Ella Mae Red Pendarvis. Survivors include one daughter, Melissa; three sis- ters, Sherrye Annand and husband Jerry, Gayle Rus- sell and husband Gordon, and Peggy Pendarvis; three brothers, Jake Pendarvis and wife Sheryl, Mike Pendarvis and wife Wanda, and Ken Pendarvis and wife Denise; and numerous nieces and nephews. Memorials may be made to the cemetery fund at Cal- vary Baptist Church. Tiffany Brooke Wishum Tiffany Brooke Wishum, 18, of the Belah Community, passed from this life from in- juries sustained in a vehicle accident near Trout on Thurs- day, August 12, 2010. She was born June 1, 1992 in Alexandria to the union of Bret Wishum and Shannon Thompson Windham. Tiffany was a 2010 graduate of Jena High School. Services were held at 10 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 14, at Fellowship Baptist Church in the Belah Community with the Revs. Randy Ray and Jeff Sandifer officiating. Interment followed in the Belah Cemetery under direc- tion of Hixson Brothers Fu- neral Home of Jena. She was preceded in death by grandparents, Mildred Hanes Young, Hattie Thomp- son, Windsor and Dorothy Floyd, Cliff, Sr. and Nannie Wishum, Marie Miller Wind- ham, and Pauline Childress. Survivors include her fa- ther, Bret Wishum of Jena; her mother, Shannon Wind- ham and husband Kevin of Belah; two sisters, Chelsea Doughty and husband Billy, and Kassie Windham; two brothers, Jacob Wayne Wind- ham and Jordan Wishum and wife Jani, all of Jena; grand- parents, Dexter and Susie Nell Thompson, Cliff and Ona Faye Wishum, Jerry and Juanita Windham, all of Jena; and a niece, Audrina Wishum. Pallbearers were Billy Doughty, Cutler Thompson, Lonnie Chevallier, Bryan Che- vallier, Wesley Zimmerman, Warren Zimmerman, Land- on Thompson, and Tandy Thompson. Honorary pallbearers were Tommy Coon, Jimmy King, James Cockerham, James Crooks, Matt Owen, and members of the Class of 2010 at Jena High School. House by the Side of the Road There are hermit souls that live with- drawn In the place of their self-content; There are souls like stars, that dwell apart, In a fellowless firmament; There are pioneer souls that blaze the paths Where highways never ran- But let me live by the side of the road And be a friend to man. Let me live in a house by the side of the road Where the race of men go by- The men who are good and the men who are bad, As good and as bad as I. I would not sit in the scorner's seat Nor hurl the cynic's ban- Let me live in a house by the side of the road And be a friend to man. I see from my house by the side of the road By the side of the highway of life, The men who press with ardor of hope, The men who are faint with the strife, But I turn not away from their smiles and tears, Both parts of an infinite plan- Let me live in a house by the side of the road And be a friend to man. I know there are brook-gladdened meadows ahead, And mountains of wearisome height; That the road passes on through the long afternoon And stretches away to the night. And still I rejoice when the travelers rejoice And weep with the strangers that moan, Nor live in my house by the side of the road Like a man who dwells alone. Let me live in my house by the side of the road, Where the race of men go by- They are good, they are bad, they are weak, they are strong, Wise, foolish - so am I. Then why should I sit in the scorner's seat, Or hurl the cynic's ban? Let me live in my house by the side of the road And be a friend to man. The family of Billy Ray Ivy would like to express their sincere thanks for the food, flowers, visits, prayers, and calls made to them during the loss of their loved one. Uncle Bill made wonderful friends wherever he lived. His old friends in Tullos and Urania and his new friends in Jena, he cherished each and every one. A special thanks to Rev. Curtis Carroll and Kay North for the beautiful eu- logies. His wave, his smile and that wonderful laugh will be missed and cherished by all who knew an'd loved him. Thank you. Bobbie, Robert, David, JJ, Bob, Cassie, Lee, Lisa, Clark, Terri and Wayne American Heart Association® O Fighting I'rt Disease and Stroke