Our Obituaries

Frank Carl Blackmon

March 2, 1951 - September 16, 2017

Frank Carl Blackmon, Jr, 66, of Pineville, LA passed away on September 16, 2017. He was born on March 2, 1951 in DeRidder, LA to Frank C. Blackmon, Sr. and Mary L. Jeter. Frank loved to eat, fish, and watch TV. He enjoyed working in the theater in his early days.He is preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Mary Blackmon, brother, Robert Blackmon Frank is survived by two brothers, Charles...
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Silvia G. Jackson

March 27, 1930 - August 30, 2017

Silvia G. Jackson, 87, of Leesville, LA, passed away on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 at her residence surrounded by her family. She was born on March 27, 1930 in Santa Fe de Veraguas Republica de Panama. Silvia was a great cook and loved to cook for everyone. She would never give away her secret family recipes in full. She loved to travel all over Europe and to Hawaii. Most of all she loved...
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Christine Johnson

July 16, 1943 - August 3, 2017

Mrs. Christine Vincent Johnson, 74, of Leesville passed away August 3, 2017. She was born July 16, 1943 in Leesville, LA to Arthur Steve Vincent and Mary Phillips Vincent.Mrs. Johnson is preceded in death by her parents, one son, Ricky L. Johnson, brothers, Billy R. Vincent and James Walker, sister, Pauline Bayham, granddaughter, Vanessa Northcutt. She is survived by her husband, Manfried "Bit"...
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Howard Johnson

May 16, 1942 - June 14, 2017

Howard Johnson, 75, formerly of Leesville, passed away on June 14, 2017 in Houston.He was born on May 16, 1942 to Elber and Gertrude (Brister) Johnson. He is preceded in death by his parents, one son, Howard Douglas Johnson, and one brother, Gene Johnson.Surviving to cherish his memory are his wife Maudine Johnson of Livingston, TX; two daughters Tina Miller and husband, Bill, of Houston, TX and...
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Johnny Fate Sheppard

January 24, 1951 - June 12, 2017

Johnny "Buck" Fate Sheppard, 66, of Leesville, passed away on June 12, 2017. He was born on January 24, 1951 to parents Deward Eugene Sheppard and Aline Cryer. Mr. Sheppard was a lifelong resident of Vernon Parish. He began working for James Killian at the age of 14 as a mechanic. He worked for Huey Wilson in the logging business, then for Gerald Blackwell for seven years. He worked for Melvin...
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Shaylene Marie Aldrich

April 21, 1990 - May 28, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Hixson Funeral Home, Leesville, LA.
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Lem De Stott

November 9, 1946 - May 18, 2017

Mr. Lem De Stott, 70, of Cleveland, TX, passed from this life on Thursday, May 18, 2017. Mr. Stott was born on November 19, 1946 to Audie Stott and Lois Sterns.He was of the Baptist faith, he graduated from Pineville High School in Pineville, La. He was a veteran of the United States Navy. He loved to have cookouts with his family and enjoyed hunting and fishing. He began working in the...
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Kenneth Wayne Dowden

December 30, 1949 - May 16, 2017

Services for Mr. Kenneth Wayne Dowden, 67, of Hornbeck, LA will be at Hixson Funeral Home in Leesville, LA on Friday, May 19, 2017 at 10:00 am. Visitation will be held Thursday, May 18, 2017 from 5:00-9:00 pm at the Funeral Home. Brother Mark Christian and Brother Travis Vincent will be officiating. Burial will follow in Prewitts Chapel Cemetery, Hornbeck.Mr. Dowden went to be with the Lord on...
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Gary Gene Harris

August 8, 1952 - May 10, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Hixson Funeral Home, Leesville, LA.
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Nettie Emma Baumgardner

September 1, 1934 - May 8, 2017

Services for Ms. Nettie Emma Ross Baumgardner, 82, of Leesville will be at Crystal Springs Baptist Church in Anacoco, LA on Saturday, May 13, 2017 at 11:00 am. Visitation will be held at the church, Friday, May 12, 2017 from 5:00-9:00 pm and again on Saturday, May 13, 2017 from 9am until time of service. Burial will follow in Mitchell Cemetery, Anacoco.Ms. Nettie Emma Ross Baumgardner passed away...
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Regenia Harvey

May 2, 1949 - April 8, 2017

Regenia Lynn Harvey, 67, of Shreveport, LA passed away on April 8, 2017. She was born on May 2, 1949 to Wendell Harvey and Leidth Marie Thibbitt Harvey in Leesville, LA. Once graduating from high school Regenia moved to Shreveport. Regenia had many friends and loved taking care of her friends. She enjoyed yard work and had a dog that she dearly loved.Regenia was preceded in death by her parents...
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Robert Lloyd Yarbrough

August 30, 1928 - March 27, 2017

Services for Mr. Robert L. Yarbrough, Sr. will be held in the chapel of Hixson Funeral Home, Leesville on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at 11:00 am. Visitation will be Tuesday, March 28, 2017 from 6:00-8:00 pm. Burial will follow in Oak Forest Cemetery, Leesville.Mr. Robert L. Yarbrough, Sr., 88, of Leesville went to be with the Lord on March 27, 2017. He was born August 30, 1928 in Meeker, OK, to...
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David Edward Nash

March 17, 1938 - March 24, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Hixson Funeral Home, Leesville, LA.
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Robbie Whittaker

January 7, 1957 - March 17, 2017

Robbie Lynn Herline Whittaker, born January 7, 1957, passed away unexpectedly, yet peacefully, in her sleep on Friday, March 17, 2017. Robbie was a proud graduate and loyal fan of Louisiana State University, where she earned her Master's Degree in Speech and Language Pathology in 1982. She worked for the East Baton Rouge School Board for 11 years, until she decided to pursue her dream of owning...
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Maximino Gonzalez

June 6, 1925 - March 6, 2017

Funeral services for Maximino Gonzalez, Sr., 91, of New Llano, LA will be held Friday, March 10, 2017 at 11:00 AM in the chapel of Hixson Funeral Home in Leesville, LA. Visitation will be Thursday, March 9, 2017 from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM with a Rosary at 6:00 PM. Visitation will resume on Friday, March 10, 2017 from 10:00 AM until time of service at 11:00 AM.Mr. Gonzalez went to be with the Lord...
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Geraldine Haymon

December 28, 1926 - March 5, 2017

Home Going services for Jessie Geraldine Cain Haymon, 90, of Raytown, MO., will be held Friday, March 10, 2017 at 11:00 AM in the sanctuary of Hicks United Pentecostal Church, with Pastor Doug Davis, Pastor Greg Mortensen and Pastor Dale Mortensen officiating. Burial will follow in the Hicks United Pentecostal Church Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday, March 9, 2017 from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM...
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Edward Beacham

February 24, 1953 - February 28, 2017

Retired MSG Edward "Big Ed" John Beacham was born on Feb 24, 1953 to Garland Thomas Beacham and Lizzie Jeanette Sellers Beacham in Elizabeth City, NC. He passed away on February 28, at his home in Leesville, LA.He was preceded in death by his father Garland Thomas Beacham of Elizabeth City, NC and daughter, Samantha Armstrong Rodriguez of Silsbee, TX.MSG (Ret) Beacham dedicated his life to...
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William Trent Richardson

October 29, 1981 - February 27, 2017

William Trent Richardson, 25, of West Virginia passed away on February 27, 2017 in Alexandria, LA. Arrangements were under the direction of Hixson Funeral Home, Leesville.
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Maxine Bridges

January 7, 1934 - February 21, 2017

Celebration of Life services for Mrs. Mary Maxine Walker Bridges, 83, of Leesville will be held at 11:00 AM, Saturday, February 25, 2017 at East Leesville Baptist Church, Leesville, LA., with Pastor Jeff Smart and Brother Jack Perkins officiating. Burial will follow in the Leesville Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Hixson Funeral home in Leesville.The family will receive guests for...
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Grady Kennedy

June 21, 1940 - February 4, 2017

Mr. Grady Arnold Kennedy, 76, Burr Ferry, LA passed from this life on Saturday, February 4, 2017. Mr. Kennedy was born on June 21, 1940 in Leesville, LA to Grady Americas Kennedy and Viola Virdie Craft Kennedy. He was a member of Oak Grove Methodist Church and retired from the Police Jury. He loved his family, community, and he will be greatly missed by all who were blessed to know him.Mr....
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William Edwin Hamilton

June 6, 1953 - January 31, 2017

Mr. William "Bill" Edwin Hamilton, 63, of Vidor, TX passed from this life on Tuesday, January 31, 2017. Bill was born on June 6, 1953 in DeRidder, LA to Claudie Gerald Hamilton and Margaret Ann Beehner Hamilton. He was a graduate of Eunice High School. Bill was a retired MSgt with the USAF after 20 years where he worked in wideband communications. After retiring Bill also worked for Lockheed...
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Donald Earnest Robinson

May 5, 1935 - January 28, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Hixson Funeral Home, Leesville, LA.
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Autumn Knight Wohlsdorf

November 12, 1951 - January 14, 2017

Ms. Autumn Knight Fairbanks, 65, of New Llano, LA went to be with the Lord on Saturday, January 14, 2017 in her residence. Autumn was born on November 12, 1951 in Cambridge England to LTC Russell Fairbanks and Billie Sapp Fairbanks. She was a self-employed Musician. She will be greatly missed by all who were blessed to know her.Autumn was preceded in death by her parents, LTC (USAF RET) Russell...
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Jesse Louis York

May 1, 1918 - January 8, 2017

Dr. Jesse Louis York, Chemical Engineer, residing in Rosepine, LA, passed away in the early morning hours of January 8th, 2017 at the age of 98.Louis was born on May 1, 1918, on a cattle ranch in Yoakum County, Texas, to Jesse L and Alma Sealy York. A few years later his father became a field representative for the Federal Land Bank and the Federal Intermediate Credit Bank, working with banks,...
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Farley Calhoun

March 26, 1936 - January 1, 2017

Mr. Farley Quinton Calhoun, 80, of Leesville, LA passed away on Sunday, January 1, 2017. He was born on March 26, 1936 to Farley Calhoun and L'Nora Goldman Calhoun in Vernon Parish, LA. Mr. Calhoun had lived in Vernon Parish since 1998. Mr. Calhoun was a Sheriff's Deputy with the VPSO. He was devoted to the care of his wife. He was service oriented and loved helping people. You could always...
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Jerry Leland Garrett

July 7, 1940 - December 31, 2016

Mr. Jerry Leland Garrett, 76, of Leesville, LA passed away on Saturday, December 31, 2016. He was born on July 7, 1940, to Jack Garrett and Francis Springer Garrett in Boise, Idaho. Mr. Garrett retired as a SFC after serving in the USAF and the US Army, and served in Vietnam from 1965-1966. He was very patriotic and proud that he was honored to serve his country. Mr. Garrett received many awards...
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Marjorie Adams

January 30, 1924 - December 21, 2016

Marjorie Poe (Margoree) Adams went to sleep in the precious arms of Jesus on December 21, 2016 in Alexandria, Louisiana. She was blessed to live 92 full years and kept her indomitable spirit and warm sunny outlook throughout her life. Marjorie was born in Six-Mile-Fullerton, Louisiana on January 30, 1924, the first child of John Madison and Nettie Monk Poe. With four brothers coming along ...
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Harry John Gallagher

December 15, 1930 - December 16, 2016

Mr. Harry John Gallagher, 86, of Leesville, LA, went to be with the Lord on Friday, December 16, 2016. He was born on December 15, 1930, to Alvin C. Gallagher and Clara Lombardo Gallagher in Willimantic, CT. Mr. Gallagher was a retired SFC with the United States Army. He was of the Mormon faith and a Member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Mr. Gallagher loved his dogs almost...
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Anthony Joseph Cusimano

February 26, 1939 - November 25, 2016

Mr. Anthony "AJ" Joseph Cusimano, Jr, 77, of Florien, Louisiana, went to be with the Lord on Friday, November 25, 2016. He was born on February 26, 1939, to Anthony Cusimano, Sr. and Jennie Guzzino Cusimano in Lake Charles, LA. Mr. Cusimano retired and relocated to the area two years ago. Mr. Cusimano loved to hunt deer, and hogs as well as bass fish. Mr. Cusimano was a member of Pisgah Baptist...
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Ovel Mckee

October 15, 1927 - November 20, 2016

Mrs. Ovel Johnson McKee, 89, of Fullerton, LA passed Sunday, November 20, 2016. She was born on October 15, 1927, to Louis and Delaney Bass Johnson in Johnsonville, LA. She was a lifelong member of Vernon Parish and a lifelong member of the First Baptist Church in Pitkin. Mrs. McKee was the post master in Fullerton and she retired in 1989. She managed her personal cattle farm and loved cooking...
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Earl Tenner

January 17, 1927 - November 20, 2016

Mr. Earl Tenner, 89, of Leesville, Louisiana went to be with the Lord on Sunday, November 20, 2016. He was born in Arkansas on January 17, 1927. He lived in Leesville for approximately thirty years and loved to fish and hunt. He will be missed by all who were blessed to know him.He is survived by many family and friends.Visitation will be Thursday, December 1, 2016, from 10:30 AM until service...
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Tom Hale

July 23, 1925 - November 17, 2016

Tom Hale Jr. 91, of Florien, LA, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, November 17, 2016. He was born July 23, 1925 to Tom and Brean Alford Hale in Anacoco, LA. Mr. Hale served in the US Navy, he was one of the oldest WW II Veterans and he served on the USS Texas Battle Ship that fired the last shot of the war. He will be missed by all who were blessed to know him. Mr. Hale was preceded in...
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Debra Ann Stacey

February 25, 1955 - November 15, 2016

Mrs. Debra Ann Stacey, 61, of Leesville went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, November 15, 2016. She was born on February 25, 1955, to Ambrose Fox and Johnnie Rachel Smith Fox in Vidor, TX. She has lived in Vernon Parish since the age of seven. Debra was a member of Canaan Baptist Church and a graduate of Evans High School. She was also a member of the Eastern Star. She will be missed by all who...
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Malcom Lamar Murray

June 30, 1947 - November 13, 2016

Malcom Lamar Murray, 69, of Leesville, LA., passed away on Sunday, November 13, 2016. He was born on June 30, 1947, to Irvin M. Murray and Edith Kile Murray in Leesville, LA. He will be missed by all who were blessed to know him.Mr. Murray was preceded in death by his parents, Irvin M. Murray and Edith Kile Murray. Those left to cherish his memory are his children, Malcom Murray and wife, Daphne...
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Robert Fugitt

January 22, 1937 - November 5, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Hixson Funeral Home, Leesville, LA.
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Robert Fugitt

January 22, 1937 - November 5, 2016

Mr. Robert Hilary Fugitt, 79, of Leesville passed away on Saturday, November 5, 2016. He was born on January 22, 1937, to John Walter Fugitt and Rosemary Margaret Dawson Fugitt in Washington DC. Mr. Fugitt was a retired E-8 with the US Army. He was a veteran of the Vietnam and Korea Wars. He lived in Vernon Parish from 1962 until the time of his passing. Mr. Fugitt was of the Episcopal faith and...
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Lieselotte Heute Davis

September 6, 1931 - November 2, 2016

Lieselotte Heute DavisOur sweet loving mother went to be with her Heavenly Father on the wings of an angel on November 2nd, 2016. She was 85 years old. Mom was born in Leningrad, Russia, later moving to Germany after her step father was taken to Siberia. She was a consummate fighter who survived communism, as well as a war ravaged nation to become a wonderful and loving wife and mother.At the end...
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Ruth G. Anderson

October 26, 1929 - October 31, 2016

Ruth G. Anderson, 86, dies peacefully in her sleep Monday morning, October 31st. God honored her lifelong prayer, to fall asleep in the arms of her savior and Lord, Jesus Christ.Ruth was born in Bremerhaven, Germany in 1929 to Gertrude Otto and Werner Rudolph Naumann. She is survived by her sister, Sigrid, two nephews Jens and Sven, and two nieces, Britta and Melena, all living in Germany.Ruth...
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Laura Smith

September 22, 1951 - October 30, 2016

On October 30, 2016, Laura Jeanette Lord Smith entered eternal rest in her home surrounded by family. Services for Laura will be held at 11:00 AM, Wednesday, November 2, 2016 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Leesville, LA. Burial will follow in the Brewer-Smith Cemetery, Simpson, LA. Visitation will be held Tuesday, November 1, 2016 from 5:00 PM until 10:00 PM at Hixson Funeral...
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Jeremiah Lee Bell

November 25, 1979 - October 29, 2016

Visitation for Jeremiah Bell, 36, of Leesville will be will be Wednesday, November 2, 2016 from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM at Hixson Funeral Home in Leesville, LA. Jeremiah passed away on Saturday, October 29, 2016 and was born on November 25, 1979 to Terrance and Patricia Bell in DeRidder, LA.Jeremiah was of the Catholic faith and a lifelong resident of Leesville. He was a loving son, brother and...
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Chris Sandell

January 25, 1929 - October 27, 2016

Services for Mr. Chris Sandell, 86, of Leesville will be Saturday, October 29, 2016 at 1:00 PM in the chapel of Hixson Funeral Home, Leesville, LA. Rev. C.M. Kelly will be officiating. Visitation will be Saturday, October 29, 2016 from 10:30 AM until the time of service at 1:00 PM. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery in Hornbeck.Mr. Sandell went to be with the Lord on October 27, 2016 and...
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Mable Jeanne Bellamy

October 29, 1921 - October 18, 2016

Mable Jeanne Bellamy, 94 went to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, October 18, 2016. Mable loved her family and also her church family. Mrs. Bellamy was a member of Antioch Baptist Church. She was able to serve on a mission to Jamaica. She liked reading the bible and sharing God's word. Mable also enjoyed being active in the choir, Sunday school and VBS. She also liked to Fish. Mrs. Bellamy...
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Ruby Jean Elliott

October 4, 1936 - October 16, 2016

Ruby Jean Elliott 80, of Leesville, LA went to be with the Lord on Sunday, October 16, 2016. She was born October 4, 1936 to Willie and Margie Lee Behan. Jean has been a lifelong resident of the Leesville community. Ms. Elliott loved her family dearly. She was a member of the First United Pentecostal Church and loved going to church. She will be missed by all who were blessed to know her.Ms....
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Yung Sook Adams

July 6, 1936 - September 21, 2016

Funeral services for Yung Sook Adams will be held Saturday, September 24, 2016 at 10:00 AM at Hixson Funeral Home, Leesville, LA. Visitation will be Friday, September 23, 2016 from 5:00 PM until 10:00 PM at Hixson Funeral Home, Leesville, LA. Burial will follow in Rose Lawn Memorial Park, Denton, TX.Yung Sook Adams passed away on Wednesday, September 21, 2016. She was born July 6, 1936 in Seoul,...
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Beverly Ann Mixon

July 9, 1946 - September 15, 2016

Beverly Ann Davis MixonDOB...July 9th, 1946, Alexandria, LouisianaDeceased: Sept. 15th, 2016. At 6:13pm, Sulphur, LouisianaPreceded in death by her Father: Claire Eugene Davis, Mother: Myrtle Cloud Day & Brother: Harry Eugene Davis.Leaving behind her loved ones: Husband of 27yrs. Larry Mixon, former husband: Ed L. Johnson (Linda): Sisters: Shirley Holder; Charlene Harper (Albert); Brothers:...
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Russell Usher Fairbanks

September 12, 1921 - August 14, 2016

LTC (USAF RET) Russell Fairbanks, Jr., 94, of DeRidder, LA. passed away on Sunday, August 14, 2016. He was born on September 12, 1921, to Russell Usher Fairbanks, Sr., and Sallie Knight Fairbanks in Sicily Island, LA. He has been a resident of the Vernon\Beauregard Parishes since 1965. He was of the Methodist Faith and believed in God, family and country. Mr. Fairbanks spent 20 plus years in the...
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Vivian Richards

September 17, 1936 - August 10, 2016

Mrs. Vivian Virginia Richards, 79, of Leesville, Louisiana passed away on Wednesday, August 10, 2016. She was born on September 17, 1936 in Nacogdoches County, TX to Odie and Dorothy Wilkerson. She was a resident of Vernon Parish for forty seven years. She was of the Methodist Faith and a member of Oak Grove for five years. Church was the biggest part of her life; she was a strong Godly...
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Louise Violet Cryer

May 6, 1924 - July 25, 2016

Grave Side Services for Ms. Louise Violet Cryer, 92, will be held Thursday, July 28, 2016 at 2:00 PM in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Leesville, LA. Rev. Travis Murray will be officiating. Visitation will be Thursday, July 28, 2016 from 10:00 AM until 1:30 PM at Hixson Funeral Home of Leesville, LA. Ms. Louise Violet Cryer passed away on Monday, July 25, 2016. She was born May 6, 1924 in Leesville, LA...
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Frederick Brittan Lemons

July 7, 1933 - July 23, 2016

Frederick Brittan Lemons, 83, of Leesville, LA. Passed away on July 23, 2016. Arrangements were under the direction of Hixson Funeral Home.
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Arnold Eugene Brewer

July 29, 1952 - July 16, 2016

Arrangements were under the direction of Hixson Funeral Home, Leesville, LA.
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Gene Oaks

September 25, 1933 - July 15, 2016

Grave Side Services for Mr. Gene Oakes, 82, of Leesville, LA will be held Tuesday, July 19, 2016 at 2:00 PM at the Pine Island Cemetery, in the Sandy Hill, LA community. Brother Michael Lee will be officiating. Visitation will be Tuesday, July 19, 2016 from 11:00 AM until 1:30 PM at Hixson Funeral Home of Leesville, LA. Mr. Oakes of Leesville, LA, passed away on Friday, July 15, 2016. He was...
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John Joseph Spillane

November 30, 1943 - June 2, 2016

Mr. John Joseph Spillane "Mickey", 72, of Leesville, Louisiana died June 2, 2016. He was born on November 30, 1943. John was born to Alena and John Spillane in Trenton, New Jersey. John grew up in New Jersey, and then joined the Army and did his basic training at Fort Polk, LA. That is where he met his wife of 49 ½ years, Barbara. They lived their lives in New Jersey and Louisiana. John...
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Howard Blackburn

April 27, 1919 - June 2, 2016

Mr. Howard O. BlackburnMr. Blackburn, 97, of Leesville, died in his home on Thursday, June 2, 2016. He was raised in the logging camps of Rapides and Vernon parish. He graduated from Simpson High School. He went to work for KCS railroad in 1942 and retired in 1980. He served in the Army Air Force during World War II. When stationed in England he received the Bronze Star for keeping his air craft...
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Bennie Errol Jarrell

November 14, 1943 - May 25, 2016

Mr. Bennie E. Jarrell, 72, of Leesville, Louisiana went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, May 25, 2016. He was born on November 14, 1943, to R.D. Jarrell and Edith Hodges Jarrell in Leesville, LA. Bennie was a lifelong resident of Vernon Parish and a graduate of Pickering High School. He was a veteran of the US Air Force, and he loved to bass fish. He will be greatly missed by all who were...
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James William Boyter

April 23, 1923 - May 11, 2016

James William Boyter (1923 - 2016)Funeral services for James William (Bill) Boyter will be held Monday, May 16, 2016 at 11 am, in the sanctuary of Kisatchie Baptist Church, Kisatchie, Louisiana, with Reverend Ricky Robertson officiating. Burial will follow with a Masonic service in the Kisatchie Church cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Hixson Funeral Home in Leesville. Visitation...
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Lois Opal Wellman

October 23, 1934 - May 6, 2016

Funeral services for Lois Opal Wellman, 81, of Leesville, LA will be held Monday, May 9, 2016 at 10:00 AM at Hicks United Pentecostal Church, Hicks, LA., with Rev. Greg Mortensen, and Rev. Millard Monk officiating. Interment will follow in Laurel Hill Cemetery, LaCamp, LA. Visitation will be Sunday, May 8, 2016 from 5:00 PM until 9:00 PM at Hicks United Pentecostal Church, Hicks, LA. Services...
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Wiley Mal Clark

August 5, 1939 - April 29, 2016

Funeral services for Retired CSM Wiley Mal Clark, 76, of Leesville, Louisiana will be held Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at 10 AM in Hixson Funeral Home Chapel, Leesville, LA with Rev. Edgar Evans officiating. Interment will follow in Central Louisiana Veterans Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday, May 3, 2016 from 5:00 PM until 9:00 PM at Hixson Funeral Home of Leesville, LA. Retired CSM Wiley Mal...
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Audie James

November 5, 1921 - April 21, 2016

Ms. Audie Johnson James, 94, of Pitkin, Louisiana went to be with the Lord on Thursday, April 21, 2016. She was born on November 5, 1921 to Rev. Gideon and Emma Varnell Johnson in Cravens, LA. She was the oldest member of Gravel Hill Baptist Church in Cravens. Ms. James loved her family dearly; she loved serving others in any and every way. She will be missed by all who were blessed to know her...
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James Holt

May 5, 1976 - April 20, 2016

Mr. James Holt, III, 39, passed away on April 20, 2016. Arrangements are under the direction of Hixson Funeral Home, Leesville, LA
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James Holt

May 5, 1976 - April 20, 2016

Mr. James Holt, III, 39, passed away on April 20, 2016. Arrangements are under the direction of Hixson Funeral Home, Leesville, LA
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Maxine Walters

April 15, 1925 - March 29, 2016

A celebration of life for Maxine (Self) Walters will take place at Crossroads Church in Harrison, Arkansas Thursday, March 31, 2016, at 2:00 PM. Visitation will be 1:00 to 2:00 PM Thursday at the church prior to the service. Graveside services and burial will be Saturday, April 2, 2016, in Pine Island Cemetery, Simpson, Louisiana, under the direction of Hixson Funeral Home of Leesville, Louisiana...
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Florence Hillman Johnson

May 11, 1940 - March 28, 2016

Florence Hillman Johnson, 75, of Mora, Louisiana passed away on Monday, March 28, 2016 in her residence. She was born on May 11, 1940 to David and Leodie Hillman in Mora, LA. She was a lifelong member of Pine Grove Baptist Church. Ms. Johnson loved to fish, and was a homemaker, who liked cooking, flowers, camping and the outdoors.Ms. Johnson was preceded in death by her husband, Elbert Harless...
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Yong Cha Wendel

April 3, 1941 - March 25, 2016

Funeral services for Yong Cha Wendel, 74, of New Llano, Louisiana will be held Sunday, April 3, 2016 at 2:00 PM at Hixson Funeral Home of Leesville, LA. Visitation will be Saturday, April 2, 2016 from 5:00 PM until 9:00 PM at Hixson Funeral Home of Leesville, LA. Ms. Yong Cha, of New Llano, LA., passed away on Friday, March 25, 2016. Ms. Yong Cha loved her grandson Jailen and her daughter...
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Kaoly Phour Hang

May 5, 1952 - March 23, 2016

Funeral services for Kaoly Phour Hang, 63, of Leesville, Louisiana will be held Saturday, March 26, 2016 at 3:00 PM at Hixson Funeral Home of Leesville, LA with Pastor Carolyn Anderson officiating. Interment will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday, March 26, 2016 from 11:00 AM until time of service at 3:00 PM at Hixson Funeral Home of Leesville, LA. Kaoly Hang, of...
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Catharine Elizabeth Wolford

August 8, 1936 - January 28, 2016

Services are under the direction of Hixson Funeral Home, Leesville
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Mildred Jeanette Martin

June 20, 1933 - January 16, 2016

Ms. Mildred W. Martin, 82, of Anacoco, Louisiana went to be with the Lord on Saturday, January 16, 2016 in her residence, surrounded by her family. Ms. Martin was born on June 20, 1933 in Plainview, LA., to William Raliegh Williams and Lydia Leah Hilton Williams. She was a retired School Bus Driver with the Vernon Parish School Board. She was an Elder of the Crystal Springs Baptist Church and...
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Nell Mae Strength

March 10, 1933 - January 15, 2016

Ms. Nell Mae Strength, 82, of Leesville, Louisiana went to be with the Lord on Friday, January 15, 2016. Ms. Strength was of the Baptist faith and a member of the First Baptist Church in Leesville. She was born on March 10, 1933 in Many, LA to Aubrey and Merita Bass Armstrong. She retired as Claims manager for the Vernon Moving and Storage. Ms. Strength loved her grandchildren and all children....
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Winston Joseph LaFosse

March 19, 1943 - January 7, 2016

Retired Assistant New Llano Chief of Police Mr. Winston J. LaFosse, 72, of New Llano, Louisiana went to be with the Lord on Thursday, January 7, 2016. Mr. LaFosse was born on March 19, 1943 in Elton, LA to Azenor LaFosse and Stellina Langley. Mr. LaFosse was the Assistant Chief of Police New Llano for 25 years. Mr. LaFosse was on the City Council for 12 years, Mayor for 1 year, Alderman, Police...
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Thelma A. Blackwell

November 27, 1917 - January 3, 2016

Thelma Alene Martin Blackwell, 98, of DeRidder, Louisiana went to be with the Lord on Sunday, January 3, 2016. Mrs. Blackwell was born on November 27, 1917 in Boise, LA to William and Virginia Whatley Martin. Mrs. Blackwell was a native of Mora, Louisiana and retired from Civil Service at Fort Polk, LA where she worked in Supply. She was of the Baptist faith and a member of Ludington Baptist...
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Deborah Yeley

February 24, 1955 - November 28, 2015

Deborah Sue Yeley, 60, of Anacoco, Louisiana passed away on Saturday, November 18, 2015. Deborah was preceded in death by her parents, Carl Walden and Joada Pearl Pinkley Walden.Those left to cherish her memory are her husband, James Yeley, of Anacoco, LA; sons, Tony Randall Clark of Lake Bucannon, TX, Jason Stafford of Burnete, TX; brothers, James Walden, PhD, of Eureka Springs, AR, Dean Walden...
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Mildred Merritt

June 1, 1934 - November 5, 2015

Mildred Rich Merritt, 81, of Anacoco, Louisiana passed away on Thursday, November 5th, 2015 in Anacoco, Louisiana. Mrs. Merritt was a homemaker and had lived in Leesville since 1968. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of New Llano, LA; and was a faithful loving wife, mother, grandmother, and a friend to all. Mrs. Merritt was preceded in death by her husband James L. Merritt Sr., her son...
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Ann H. Foust

July 16, 1942 - October 28, 2015


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Myra Williams

February 24, 1926 - October 26, 2015

Ms. Myra "Beth" Williams, 89, of Leesville, Louisiana passed away on Monday, October 26, 2015. Ms. Williams was born on February 24, 1926 to Robert and Susan Chance in Barham, LA. Ms. Williams was a nurse for 60 years at Fort Polk, DeRidder, Leesville, and Beaumont, TX. She ended her nursing career as a Vernon Parish School Nurse of ten years. She lived in DeRidder for many years and most...
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Robert William Davis

April 10, 1953 - October 5, 2015

Davis - Robert W. Davis Jr. "Bobby" 62 of Fort Polk, Louisiana passed away Oct. 5, 2015 at Rapides Regional Medical Center in Louisiana. He was the husband of Eva (Cole) Davis to whom he married on March 23, 1972. Bobby was born in Charleston, South Carolina, the son of the late Robert Davis, Sr. and the late Faye (Barkley-Davis-Loushe). Survived by step-father Donald Loushe of Johnstown, PA.,...
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Marietta Anne Parrish

April 8, 1988 - September 24, 2015


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Jessie Vee McWilliams

September 22, 1926 - September 19, 2015

Jessie Vee (Hall) McWilliams, 88, of Anacoco, Louisiana passed away on Saturday, September 19th, 2015 in her residence. Ms. McWilliams was born September 22nd, 1926 in Fullerton, Louisiana to Ely and Vinnie Huggins Hall. Ms. McWilliams was a member of the 1st Baptist Church of Anacoco. She was involved with the women's group at church and a member of the Heritage group of Vernon Parish for many...
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Carolyn Patton

May 21, 1940 - September 2, 2015

Carolyn Ann Patton, 75, of Leesville, passed away Wednesday, September 2, 2015 at Riverside Hospital in Alexandria.She was born May 21, 1940 in San Antonio, TX to Oliver and Dorothy (Thompson) Duelm. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Gordon William Patton, one brother Oliver A. Duelm Jr, and one sister Marilyn Posey. Surviving to cherish her memory are her two children, Gary...
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Wallace D. Newton

April 18, 1926 - August 3, 2015


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Elma Gass

December 20, 1922 - July 22, 2015

Elma Lee Walker Gass, 92, of Hornbeck, Louisiana passed away on Wednesday, July 22, 2015 in her residence. Mrs. Gass was born in Hornbeck, LA on December 20th, 1922 to Thomas Jefferson Walker and Laura Dowden Walker. She was of the Methodist faith and a member of United Methodist Church of Hornbeck. Mrs. Gass was preceded in death by her loving husband, Elbert Gass, her parents, Thomas Jefferson...
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Mary C. Perkins

June 11, 1964 - July 18, 2015

Mary Casciel Perkins, 51, Leesville, Louisiana passed away on Saturday, July 18, 2015 in her residence. Casciel was born on June 11, 1964 in DeRidder, LA to Almon and Erma Johnson of Leesville, LA. She was a lifelong resident of Vernon parish and of the Baptist faith. Casciel enjoyed spending time with her family. She will be missed by all that knew her.Casciel was preceded in death by her...
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Louis Charlie Brister

June 28, 2015

Louis Charlie Brister, 76, of Pineville, Louisiana passed away on June 28th, 2015. He was born August 11, 1938 to Louis and Flaudie Brister in Leesville, Louisiana. He was a member of the VFW and American Legion. Mr. Brister was preceded in death by his son, Jeffrey Todd Brister; one sister, Lonie Dowden; three brothers, Louie Lee Brister, Jerry Dock Brister, and Ronald Lee Brister.Those left...
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Felix Don Olsen

March 21, 1943 - June 19, 2015


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Charles Lynn Newark

March 19, 1948 - June 8, 2015

Charles Lynn Newark, 67, of Leesville, LA entered eternal peace on Monday, June 8, 2015. Charles was born on March 19, 1948 to Henry and Audrey Newark, in Fort Knox, KY. Charles was a great, loving and supportive husband. He loved the Lord and his church, Grace Bible Church in Leesville, LA, where he was a long time member. He loved to walk around Leesville and was a big LSU fan. He will be...
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Wanda Sue Schewe

August 31, 1939 - May 23, 2015

Wanda Peavy Schewe, 75, of Leesville, Louisiana passed away on Saturday, May 23, 2015. Wanda was born on August 31, 1939 in Leesville, Louisiana to William Zachary Peavy and Ellen Susanna Johnson Peavy. She was a lifelong resident of Vernon Parish where she raised her children. She was a good mother, who always put her children first. Her children will tell you that their mother always had a...
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Emma Jean Pousson

July 17, 1933 - May 8, 2015

Emma Jean Pousson, 81, of Leesville, Louisiana entered eternal peace on Friday, May 8th, 2015 in Leesville, Louisiana. In her younger years she enjoyed bowling, dancing the jitter bug, and worked in a GE factory in Kentucky before moving to Louisiana. Later in life she enjoyed music. She worked as a food service technician and retired from Vernon Parish School Board, but her favorite thing to...
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Richmond Vincent Harrell

April 14, 1930 - April 25, 2015

Richmond Vincent Harrell, 85, of Anacoco, Louisiana entered eternal peace on Saturday, April 25, 2015. Mr. Harrell was retired from the U.S. Army and a Vietnam War veteran. He was born in Long Island, New York on April 14, 1930 to Calvin and Harriet Harrell. He was of the Catholic faith. Mr. Harrell has called Vernon Parish home for the past 35 years.Mr. Harrell was preceded in death by his...
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Betty Jane Shuman

May 18, 1930 - April 21, 2015

Betty Jane Shuman, 84, of Leesville, Louisiana entered eternal peace on Tuesday, April 21st, 2015 in Alexandria, Louisiana. Mrs. Betty was preceded in death by her parents, Fredrick and Henrietta Lambert Heckert; one son, Jeffery Shuman; three sisters, Louise Kimmell, June Wanbaugh and Dorothy Nagle; three brothers, Dave Heckert, Edward Heckert and Charles Heckert. Those left to cherish her...
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John A. Salpietra

December 15, 1940 - April 16, 2015

On Thursday morning, April 16, 2015, SGM John Anthony Salpietra, Jr., (Ret) passed away peacefully in his home, after battling cancer for many years. He was in the U. S. Army for 37 years and retired as a Sergeant Major. He loved traveling the world and was loved by all who met him. He adored his wife of 54 years, Carolyn B. Salpietra and his 3 children and his grandchildren. He was the best...
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Earic Young

September 13, 1953 - April 3, 2015


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Carlene Westmoreland

January 1, 1925 - March 23, 2015

Carlene Westmoreland, 90, of Leesville, Louisiana entered eternal peace on Monday, March 23, 2015. Mrs. Carlene was born on January 1, 1925 to Guy and Leola Russell. She was a lifelong Baptist and a member of Pine Hill Baptist Church. Mrs. Carlene was a receptionist for many years at the Doctors Clinic at Byrd. She was a member with the Civinette Auxiliary for 20+ years and a lifelong Eastern...
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Gwendolyn Sue Robertson

August 31, 1940 - March 14, 2015

Gwendolyn Sue Robertson, 74, of Leesville, passed away Saturday, March 14, 2015, at Christus St. Frances Cabrini Hospital. Friends may call from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Hixson Funeral Home, Leesville, and from 11:00 a.m. until time of service Wednesday at First Baptist Church, Leesville. A homegoing service will be held Wednesday, March 18, at 2:00 p. m., at First Baptist Church, with Rev....
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Randall Scott Martin

October 2, 1977 - February 26, 2015

"Bubba" Randall Scott Martin, 37, of Hornbeck, LA entered eternal peace on February 26, 2015. Bubba was born on October 2nd, 1977 in Alexandria, LA. Bubba was a lifelong resident of Hornbeck and was a member of Hornbeck Full Gospel Church. Bubba loved fishing, hunting and camping, he liked rap and heavy metal music as well as playing video games. Bubba's favorite colors were purple and gold; he...
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Maribeth Sanders

October 18, 1928 - February 25, 2015

Maribeth Stovall Sanders, 86, of Leesville, Louisiana, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, February 25, 2015. Visitation will be held from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 1, 2015 and the funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, March 2, 2015 at Grace Bible Church in Leesville. Pastor Larry Davis will be officiating. Burial will follow the funeral at Mitchell...
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William Bruce Adams

February 24, 1929 - February 23, 2015

William Bruce Adams, Jr. 2/24/29 - 2/23/15, 85 years of agePreceded in death by his 1st wife of 46 years, Darline Adams.Survived by his wife of 13 years, Jacquelyn Smith (Gallia) Adams of Leesville, LA; children Suzzette Chance (Ron) of Pineville, LA, Jennifer Smith (Randy) of Royal, AR, William B. "Bill" Adams III (Coylene) of Moss Bluff, LA, Charline Jacobs (Jay) of Keller, TX; grandchildren...
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Claudia Avis Muse

February 22, 1922 - February 23, 2015

Claudia Muse, 93, of New Rhodes, Louisiana entered eternal peace on Monday, February 23, 2015. She was born in Seiper, Louisiana on February 22, 1922. Mrs. Muse was a self-employed hairdresser, and of the Baptist faith.Mrs. Muse was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur Preston Muse; mother, Zoe Perry; step- son, Bobby Houston Muse; brother-in-law, Wayne Cryer.Those left to cherish her memory...
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James Warren Stewart

February 28, 1951 - February 13, 2015

James Warren Stewart Jr, 63, of Leesville, Louisiana entered eternal rest on Friday, February 13th, 2015 in Alexandria, Louisiana. He was a 1969 graduate of Leesville High School and 1973 graduate of NSU. He was a 4th degree member of the Knights of Columbus in Leesville, LA. He liked being outdoors and nature; he was a very hard and dedicated worker, friendly and outgoing, enjoyed his...
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Elisabeth Spatz Flatt

March 26, 1939 - February 7, 2015

Elisabeth Spatz Flatt, 75, of Leesville, Louisiana entered eternal life on Saturday, February 7th, 2015 in Leesville, Louisiana. She was a retired AAFES employee, liked to travel, quilting, flowers but most of all her family.Ms. Flatt was preceded in death by her parents, Balthazar and Klementine Spatz; husband, Jessie Willard Flatt; grandson, David Flatt and daughter in law, Tina Flatt. Those...
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Thach Thi Tillman

November 16, 1952 - January 31, 2015


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William Edward Droddy

March 9, 1923 - January 25, 2015

William "Bud" Edward Droddy, Jr., 91, of Leesville, Louisiana entered eternal peace on Sunday, January 25th, 2015 in Leesville, Louisiana. Mr. Droddy was born March 9th, 1923 to William Droddy, Sr and Pearlie Franklin Droddy in Leesville, LA. After graduating from Leesville High School in 1941, Mr. Droddy went to work as a general office clerk at what was then the main office at the Mid ''' City...
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Daniel James Brock

January 31, 1978 - January 20, 2015

Daniel James Brock, 36, of Florien, Louisiana entered eternal peace on Tuesday, January 20, 2015 in Alexandria, Louisiana. He enjoyed country music, hunting, fishing and video games but his loved for his family and friends was greater. Mr. Brock left behind a loving family which included his parents, David and Cynthia Fox Brock of Florien, LA; one brother, Marcus Lee Brock of Florien, LA; two...
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