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LARRY AUSTIN

Funeral services honoring the life of Mr. Larry Austin, 76, were held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, March 16, 2019, at Rose-Neath Chapel in Mansfield, LA with Rev. Jimmy Price officiating. Burial followed at Converse Cemetery in Converse, LA. The family received friends at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Mansfield, LA on Friday, March 15, 2019, from 5 p.m. till 8 p.m.

Larry was born May 16, 1942 in Converse, LA to Alton and Eloise Branch Austin and entered into rest on March 13, 2019 in Shreveport, LA. He was preceded in death by his parents, Alton and Eloise Austin; sisters, Pauline McKee, Audrey Leach, Opal Allen; and brothers, Jessie Ray Austin and Leroy Austin.

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WANDA LEE PROTHRO

On March 8th 2019, at the age of 84, Wanda Lee Prothro of Mansfield, Louisiana, was called home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Wanda was born in Lone Wolf, Oklahoma on October 3, 1934 to her parents Orville and Iris Leflett. She grew up in Haslam, Texas and graduated from Joaquin High School in 1951. She is preceded in death by her parents, her beloved husband Tandy Byron Prothro, Jr, sister Quelda York and sister Leurene Murry, She is survived by her brothers Bobby Leflett, and Charles Leflett, son Robert Prothro and wife Kay, daughter Vicky Williamson and husband Michael, and son John Prothro, Grandchildren Emily Gilbert and husband Bryan, Jonathan Prothro and wife Leslie, Melissa Alvarez and husband Gonzalo, Christin Quintana and husband Victor, and Great Grandchildren, Avery Gilbert, Ryan Gilbert and William Prothro.

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WILLIAM “BILL” FLORES

William “Bill” Bernard Flores, Sr., 95, passed away on Sunday, February 24, 2019 after a short illness at the Northwest Louisiana War Veteran’s Home in Bossier City, LA. Beloved family, friends, and caretakers surrounded him during his final days.

He was born in the Rambin Community, DeSoto Parish, LA of Spanish-French descent to William Breazeale Flores and Mary Dabney DeSoto. On his maternal side, his 6th generation grandfather, Louis Antoine Juchereau de St. Denis, founded Natchitoches, LA in 1714. On his paternal side, his 5th generation grandfather, Gill Flores, was a Spanish official who came through Mexico City to Nacogdoches, TX.

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MILDRED DOLORES CALDWELL

Funeral services honoring the life of Mildred Dolores Caldwell, 83, were held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, March 4, 2019, at Rose-Neath Chapel in Mansfield, LA with Reverend Mack Black and Reverend Bruce Nolen officiating. Burial followed at Pelican Cemetery in Pelican, LA. The family received friends at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Mansfield, LA on Sunday, March 3, 2019, from 5 p.m. till 8 p.m.

Mildred Dolores Rogers Caldwell passed away on Wednesday, February 27, 2019 of a sudden illness. She was born in Franklinton, Louisiana on September 22, 1935 to J.D. and Althea Rogers. She was a resident of Pelican, Louisiana for seventy-one years and a faithful member of Pelican Baptist Church. Mildred was a home economist for three years in Sabine Parish. She also taught school for twenty and a half years.

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CARROLL “DEAN” WELLS

Funeral services honoring the life of Carroll “Dean” Wells, 58, were held at 3:30 p.m. Monday, February 25, 2019, at Rose-Neath Chapel in Mansfield, LA with Rev. Toby Shaw officiating. The family received friends at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Mansfield, LA on Monday, February 25, 2019, from 1 p.m. till time of service.

Dean was born January 30, 1961 in Mansfield, LA and entered into rest on February 19, 2019.

Those left behind to cherish his memory are his wife of 27 years, Sherri Wells of Mansfield, LA; mother and step-father, Darlene and Richard Freshour of Gresham, OR; father and step-mother, Hugh Carroll Wells and Patricia of West Palm, FL; sisters, Donna Pearson, Carrollyn Wakefield, Margaux Kinkade; brothers, Scott Lundervold, Gary Lundervold, Sterling Wells, Wesley Wells; and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Honoring Dean as pallbearers will be Billy McCall, Kevin Hults, Jeffery Wells, Scott Lundervold, Gary Lundervold and Wesley Wells.

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PAMELA KAY CASTON ROGERS

Pamela Kay Caston Rogers was born in Sulphur, Louisiana, on February 13, 1960, and finished her time on earth in Shreveport, Louisiana, on February 28, 2019.

Pam was predeceased by her parents, James Coleman Caston and Bonnie Louise Millican Caston, and by her older brother, James Forrest Caston.

She is survived by two children, Kelley Louise Hicks and husband Scott with three grandchildren, Brandi, Madison and Joey, and Eric Michael Hammond, and wife Kirsten. She is also survived by one sister, Donna Caston Nix, and husband Nicky; one brother, David Allan Caston, and wife Carla; by six nephews, Wesley, Samuel, Justin, Roe (Dylan), Coleman and Brian; and numerous cousins, relatives and friends, including special close friends Prissy and Doc.

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MARGARET HERRIN BLUNT

Memorial services for Margaret Herrin Blunt, 70, was held at Rose-Neath Funeral Home, In Mansfield. Visitation began at 11:00 am Thursday, February 28, 2019. Services began at 2:00 pm, on the same day. Thumper Miller officiated. After a short procession, the graveside service commenced at the Friendship Cemetery, on Mounce Road, in Grand Cane.

Margaret was born August 8, 1948, in Natchitoches, LA. She was the second of five children born to James, Jr. and Moyna Herrin. She was a 1966 graduate of C.E. Byrd High School. Margaret passed away, peacefully, surrounded by family, after a lengthy illness on February 23, 2019.

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ROBERT ANDY SMITH

Mansfield, LA

Funeral services honoring the life of Robert Andy Smith, 67, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, February 26, 2019, at Rose-Neath Chapel in Mansfield, LA with Rev. Al Sale officiating. Burial will follow at Sloan Cemetery in Mansfield, LA. The family will receive friends at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Mansfield, LA on Monday, February 25, 2019, from 5 p.m. till 8 p.m.

Robert was born July 19, 1951 in Mansfield, LA and entered into rest on February 22, 2019 in Shreveport, LA. He was owner/operator of Smith Accounting Services locating in Mansfield for 39 years. He was preceded in death by his parents Robert Lee Smith, Jr. and Louise Oldham Smith.

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LESLIE ERIN EASON NORVELL

Mansfield, LA

Funeral services honoring the life of Leslie Erin Eason Norvell, 37, was held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, February 9, 2019, at Rose-Neath Chapel in Mansfield, LA with Minister Fred Jones and Gary Evans officiating. Burial followed at Pollard Cemetery in Mansfield, LA. The family received friends at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Mansfield, LA on Saturday, February 9, 2019, from 11 a.m. until time of service.

Leslie was born July 29, 1981 in Shreveport, LA and entered into rest on February 5, 2019. She was preceded in death by her father, John Terrel Eason; paternal grandparents, Johnie and Joyce Johniken Eason; and maternal grandparents, W. Colvin and Mary Garrett Boyt.

Those left behind to cherish her memory are mother and step-father, Sherri and Buford Rascoe of Converse, LA and son Caleb Matthew Eason Crawford of Bossier City, LA.

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DORIS BELLO

Gloster, LA

Doris Elizabeth Dowden Bello, 93, passed away on Saturday, February 2, 2019 due to a long well lived life. Doris was born on December 24, 1925 to Alton and Stella Dowden. She graduated from Hornbeck High School and attended Draughn’s Business College in Houston, Texas.

Doris was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Louise F. Bello; parents, Alton and Stella Dowden, three brothers, Marlin, Billie and Charles and sister, Maura Jane Dowden. She is survived by one brother, Ronald L. Dowden Sr. of Newnan, Georgia and numerous nieces and nephews, Deborah Dees, Gerald Dowden, Douglas Dowden, J. Michael Dowden, Suzanne Dilsaver, Jana Johns, Pamela G. Snyder, Ronald L. Dowden Jr., Donna Sue Smith and Joseph Dowden.

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