The Cenla Report is a news aggregation website covering Central Louisiana and East Texas.


Feb 01

James “Jim” Williams, 77, of Leesville, was the son of Joseph and Catherine Hext Williams, was born July 29, 1937 in Leesville, LA and passed away Friday, January 30, 2015 in Alexandria.

Left to cherish his memory is his son Glenn Williams of Simpson, step-sons; Franklin D. Juliano of Leesville and Joe Juliano of Florida; grandchildren, Austin Williams, Dustin Williams, Tristin Williams, Anistin Williams, Sean Juliano and Shannon Juliano; sister, O. J. Sumer of Orange, MA.

Jim worked as a long haul Truck Driver for many years. In 1991 he was awarded “The Highway Hero of the Year Award” from Goodyear Tire for saving the life of a person trap in a burning vehicle. He also served in the US Army. He was preceded in death by his parents

Jim’s family will be having private funeral services at a later date and his family asked that memorial donations be made to the Salvation Army.

Jan 31

Shirley Patricia Reese, 63, of Leesville daughter of Tommy and Hazel Hicks Reese was born September 13, 1951 in New Orleans, LA passed away Saturday, January 31st the at Byrd Regional Hospital.
Left to cherish her memory is her son Shayne and wife Yvonne Blanchard of Anacoco; daughter, Noelle Greaves of Anacoco; grandchildren, Millania Berry, Mason Clark, Jayce Roberts, Caleb Blanchard and August Blanchard and sisters, Karen Reese and Terri Reese both of Baton Rouge, LA.

Shirley was a lifelong residence of Vernon Parish and she graduated from Leesville High School in 1969. She loved spending time with her family. She was preceded in death her parents.

Her family will be having private funeral services at a later date.


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