February 11, 2003
Funeral services for Mr. James Edward "Midget" Brittian, 57, of Leesville will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12, in the Spears Chapel in Burkeville, Texas, with the Revs. Danny Jarrell and Melvin Smith officiating. Burial will follow in the Sycamore Cemetery in Burkeville, Texas, under the direction of the Labby Memorial Funeral Home of Leesville. Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. today, Feb. 11, until time of service Wednesday in the church. Mr. Brittian died Sunday, Feb. 9, in Leesville. Survivors include three sons, James Brittian of Leesville, Roger Brittian of Burr Ferry and Timothy Brittian of Evans; three daughters, Laura Lea Calhoun of Burr Ferry, Darla May Corley of Anacoco and Mary Gladys Jordan of Leesville; his mother, Madie Brittian of Burkeville, Texas; four brothers, Thomas "Topck" Brittian of Burkeville, Texas, Jerry Brittian of Leesville, Jack Brittian Jr. of Anacoco and S.W. "Little Boy" Brittian of Kirbyville, Texas; two sisters, Annie Lou Jordan of Simpson and Arie Faye Biscamp of Burr Ferry, and 10 grandchildren.
Joseph W. Craft
1/7/2001 -- Jennings Daily News
LEESVILLE — Funeral services for Joseph W. Craft, 89, will be at 2 p.m. today, Jan. 7, in Hixson Funeral Home. Burial will be in Cooper Cemetery in Pickering.
Mr. Craft died Friday, Jan. 5, 2001, in a DeRidder hospital.
Name of Deceased: Joseph W. Craft
Age at Death: 89
Birth Date: 1912*
Death Date: 1/5/2001
Newspaper Title: Jennings Daily News
Newspaper Location: Jennings, LA, US
Obituary Publication Date: 2/14/2004
Locations Mentioned in Obituary: Lake Charles; Lewisburg; Pickering; LEESVILLE; Grace Council
Other Persons Mentioned in Obituary: Brenda Shepherd; Henry Mancuso; Felix (Lucy Guillory) Etienne; Felix Etienne; Larry James; Remell James; Marvin Etienne
Entered into Eternal Rest Friday, Nov. 3, 1989
Services for Corney Jeane were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4, in the Burr Ferry Pentecostal Church with the Rev. James Herrington and Rev. Melvin Smith officiating. Burial was in the Evans Cemetery under the direction of Hixon - Guardian Chapel in Leesville.
Pallbearers: Joey Jeane, James Jeane, Gerald Miller, Wesley Smith, Brandon Smith, and Robert Molander.
Mr. Jeane, 76, of Evans, died in his residence Friday, Nov. 3.
Survivors include his wife, Evelyn S. Jeane, of Evans; one son, Cecil C. Jeane, of Forney, Tx; two daughters, Betty Miller and Nancy Jarrell; one brother, Emmitt Jeane and one sister, Nona Rae Mitcham, all of Evans; a host of grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Mrs. Mary W. Thompson
(Special to the Town Talk)
Leesville, LA --- Mrs. Mary Wilson Thompson, 67, of Evans, died Dec. 27 at 3 a.m. at home. Funeral was held at the Cooper Baptist Church Dec. 29 with Rev. F. C. Burges officiating. Five sons survive: Mace Jeane, Emmitt Jeane, L.M. Jeane, Corney Jeane, and Carsie Thompson, all of Evans; Two daughters, Mrs. R.S. Mitcham and Mrs. Ruth Fletcher of Evans; two sisters, Mrs. W.B. Smith and Mrs. E.M. Craft of Evans; five brothers, J.A. Wilson, Hyler Wilson, Charlie Wilson, Carl Wilson, and Casey Wilson, all of Leesville; 27 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren.
Michael Glen Miller
14-year-old youth killed
Michael Glen Miller, 14-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert G. Miller of Evans, was killed about 3:15 p.m. Thursday when he lost control of his motorcycle on a rain slick road and was thrown into the path of an approaching automobile, State Police have reported.
The fatal accident occurred a mile north of Evans on La. Highway 111 while the ninth grade student was reportedly enroute to basketball practice.
Vernon Parish Coroner Dr. Jones pronounced the youngster dead upon arrival at the Broyles Hospital in Leesville.
Investigating officers reported that the youth was thrown into the path and under a vehicle being operated by Jeff G. Hickman, 119 West Ninth Street, DeRidder. The youth's death was the 17th traffic fatality in Vernon Parish in 1973.
Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday from the Galilee Baptist Church with the Rev. Hall Prewitt and the Rev. I.D. Noble officiating. Burial was in the Evans Cemetery under the direction of Hixson Funeral Home.
Survivors in addition to his parents include one brother, Gerald; two sisters, Karen and Katrina; his paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. T.K. Miller; and his maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Corney Jeane, all of Evans.
July 9, 2002
Funeral services for Mrs. Ramona E. Jeane, 57, of Evans were held at 11:30 a.m. Monday, July 8, in the Evans Congregation Methodist Church. Burial followed in the Evans Cemetery under the direction of the Myers- Colonial Funeral Home of DeRidder. Mrs. Jeane died Saturday, July 6, in her residence. She was a native and lifelong resident of Evans Congregational Methodist Church. Survivors include her husband, the Rev. George C. Jeane Sr. of Evans; two sons, George C. Jeane Jr. and Brandon Smith, both of Evans; two daughters, LaDonna Williams of Six Mile, Texas, and LaDeana Jeane of Denver, Colo.; two brothers, Joe Loftin of Oklahoma City, Okla., and Leonard Loftin of Oglethorpe, Ga.; one sister, Virginia Foster of Leesville; nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Ruthie Thompson Fletcher
Entered into eternal rest Oct. 3, 1968
Leesville Crash Fatal to Woman
(Special to the Town Talk)
A one-car accident at 6:40 p.m. Thursday took the life of Ruthie Thompson Fletcher, 40, of Route 5, Leesville.
Mrs. Fletcher was dead on arrival at War Memorial Hospital.
The accident occurred on U.S. Hwy. 171 about a half-mile north of the Ft. Polk Entrance Road. Mrs. Fletcher's car was traveling south at about 55 miles per hour when it veered off the road, side-swiped a boat and ran into a large tree, the police said. She was alone.
She is survived by one daughter, Glenda Louvier of Warner, Tex.; two sons, Billy W. Craft, of Evans and Jerry D. Fletcher of the U.S. Navy; five brothers, Mace Jeane, Emmitt Jeane, L.M. Jeane, Carney Jeane, and Carsie Thompson, all of Evans; one sister, Mrs. Roland S. Mitcham of Evans; and six grandchildren.
The remains are at the Mitcham residence at Evans pending the arrival of her son from the service. Funeral services will be held at Cooper Baptist church with burial in the church cemetery under direction of Hixson Funeral Home, Leesville.
Ruthie Craft Fletcher
Lake Charles American Press
Entered into Eternal Rest Oct. 3, 1968
Leesville --- Funeral arrangements for Mrs. Ruthie Thompson Fletcher, 40, of Route 5, are incomplete, pending the arrival of a son in the U.S. Navy, and will be announced by Hixson Funeral Home of Leesville.
Mrs. Fletcher died Thursday at 6:40 p.m. Thursday in an automobile accident.
The body will remain in the home of her sister, Mrs. Roland S. Mitchum in Evans, until time for services.
Survivors, in addition to her sister, are one daughter, Mrs. Glenda Louvier of Warren, Tex.; two sons, Jerry D. Fletcher, with the U.S. Navy, and Billy W. Craft, of Evans; five brothers, Mace, Emmitt, L.M., and Carney Jeane and Carsie Thompson, all of Evans, and six grandchildren.