Obituaries

Wed
29
Mar

Robert “Bob” Young, Sr.

Funeral services honoring the life of Robert Young, Sr., 74, was held at 1:00 PM Saturday, March 25, 2017 at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Mansfield, LA where Reverend John Hatcher officiated. Burial followed at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Logansport, LA. The family will receive friends at Rose-Neath Funeral Home on Saturday, March 25, 2017 from 11AM till 1PM. Robert was born on July 14, 1942 to Guy and Anna Young in Benton, LA and entered into rest on March 22, 2017 in Mansfield, LA. Preceding Robert in death is his parents, Guy and Anna Young; five brothers and two sisters. Those left behind to cherish his memory are his sons, Kevin Wayne Young and wife Lisa of Mansfield, LA, Robert Edward Young, Jr. and wife Janie of Coweta, OK; daughter, Toni Diane Smith and husband Ricky of Shreveport, LA; ten grandchildren; 18 Great-Grandchildren; sister, Patricia Scott of Rockwall, TX; and brothers, James Young of Belton, TX and Jerry Young of West Monroe, LA.

Wed
29
Mar

Sara Glen Graham Wiley

Funeral services honoring the life of Sara G. Graham Wiley, will be at 11:00 AM Thursday, March 30, 2017 at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Mansfield, LA with Reverend Chucky Clark officiating assisted by Rev. Randy Parker. Burial will follow at Union Springs Cemetery in Converse, LA. The family will receive friends at Rose-Neath Funeral Home on Thursday, March 30, 2017 from 10:00 AM until time of service. Sara was born in Methvin, Louisiana on March 15, 1930 to George and Valma Graham and entered into rest on March 26, 2017 in Zwolle, LA. Preceding Sara in death is Husband, Rev. Wade Wiley, her parents, George & Valma Graham, two sons, two brothers and two sisters. Those left behind to cherish her memory are her daughter Dianna Broussard and husband Dr. John Broussard of Bedford Texas, two sisters, Cascile Jones and Sammie Stakemiller, Daughter-in-law Rene Wiley of Ocean Springs, MS, six grandchildren; five Great-Grandchildren; and one great- great grandchild.

Wed
15
Mar

Rose Mary Matthews

Funeral services for Rose Mary Myres Matthews were held on Saturday, March 11, 2017 at 2:00 PM. Services were held at Rose- Neath Funeral Home in Logansport, Louisiana with burial following in Liberty Hill Memorial Gardens in San Augustine, Texas. Rose Mary was born on December 29, 1926 to Robert and Rae Baker in Galveston, Texas. Rose Mary met and married Ruben A. Myres at the young age of “16”. Ruben and Rose Mary had three children; Robert A. Myres of Carencro, La., Mary Ollie Richard of Shelbyville, Texas and Alva L. Ellis-Babineaux of Lake Charles, La. During World War II, Rose Mary was one of the original “Rosie Riveters”. She later obtained her degree in Business Administration and worked as an Office Manager in Lake Charles, La. and Center, Texas until her retirement.

Wed
15
Mar

Michael Lane Cordova

Joaquin, TX – Funeral services honoring the life of Michael Lane Cordova were held at 10:00 AM Friday, March 10, 2017 at First Baptist Church in Logansport, LA where Rev. Timothy Roberson officiated. The family received friends at First Baptist Church on Thursday, March 9, 2017 from 5:00 till 9:00 PM. Michael was born on April 5, 1964 in Shreveport, LA to Alfred Cordova and Ruth Mathews and entered into rest on March 6, 2017 in Joaquin, TX. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and brother. Preceding Michael in death was his parents, Alfred Cordova and Ruth Mathews; brother, Rickey Allen Cordova, and aunt, Doris Cordova.

Wed
15
Mar

Mary McGough

In Loving Memory of Mrs. Mary McGough October 16, 1938 – March 8, 2017 A memorial service for Mrs. Mary McLemore McGough, 78, was held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 11 at the Lake Palestine United Methodist Church in Chandler, Texas. Mary was born in Bastrop, Louisiana on October 16, 1938 to Wille Eugene McLemore and Alice Neta McLemore and passed away on March 8, 2017 at her home in Flint, Texas. Mary was a retired Louisiana and Texas educator. Mary was preceded in death by her parents Wille and Alice McLemore; and siblings, Gene, Virginia, Billie Jo, Jerry, and James. Mary leaves behind her beloved husband, Robert McGough, and daughter, Nikki Franks and husband, Scott, son, John McGough and wife, Dinky, and son, Keith McGough and wife, Randi; granddaughters, Mary Elizabeth, Lauren, Calli, Sara, Haley, Amy, Brooke, and Rebecca; and grandson, Jeremy. Also, Mary has nine great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Wed
15
Mar

Dr. James “Mickey” Mixon Rascoe, Jr.

Dr. James Mixon Rascoe, 61 of McAlester, Oklahoma died Thursday, March 2, 2017 in Muskogee, Oklahoma. He was born to James Mixon Rascoe, Sr. and Mayme Lollar Rascoe on January 15, 1956 in Mansfield, Louisiana. Dr. Rascoe grew up in Mansfield, Louisiana graduating from Mansfield High School in 1974. He attended Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, LA and Panola College in Carthage, Texas. In 1981, he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy from Louisiana State University in New Orleans, LA. In 1989, he received a Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Parker College of Chiropractic in Dallas, Texas. He then attended Oklahoma State College of Osteopathic Medicine, graduating in 1994 with a Doctor of Osteopathic Medical degree. His Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency was done at the University of Tennessee in Chattanooga from 1995-1998. Dr. Rascoe was a member of First Baptist Church in McAlester, Oklahoma.

Wed
15
Mar

W.E. “Billy” Young

Mansfield, LA – Funeral services honoring the life of Mr. W. E. “Billy” Young, 79, were held at 2:00 PM Saturday, March 4, 2017 at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Mansfield, LA where Reverend Toby Shaw and Reverend Lynn Mitchell officiated. The family received friends at Rose-Neath Funeral Home on Saturday, March 4, 2017 from 1:00 till 2:00 PM. W. E. “Billy” was born on May 23, 1937 in Benton, LA to Guy and Anna Young and entered into rest on March 3, 2017 in Shreveport, LA. Billy was a loving husband, father, brother and grandfather. Preceding Billy in death were his parents, Guy and Anna Young; four brothers and two sisters.

Wed
15
Mar

Casey Alden Stokes

Casey Alden Stokes, 62, of Shreveport, Louisiana, passed away on March 8, 2017. He was born March 10, 1954 to Dan and Sara Stokes. Casey grew up in Mansfield and graduated from Mansfield High School where he lettered in football, basketball, and track, and played in the band. He attended SMU, worked at Western Electric, and then worked for the U.S. Postal Service for 26 years. He was preceded in death by his father and his grandparents, Harvey and Sara Cale Samuels and Daniel and Winona Stokes. Casey is survived by his wife, Sandra, his mother, Sara, sons Casey II, and Jeremy (Brooke), step-daughter Brandi Normandin (Jesse), grandchildren Bailey and Landry Stokes, Zayden, Jesse, Lattrell, and Kei’untre Normandin, sisters Sally Grigsby and Anne Lindsay Minninger (David), Brother Shaw, sister-in-law Linda Migues, mother-in-law Shirley Arnold, and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews.

Wed
08
Mar

Carol Lea Gurley

Carol was born in Kittanning, PA on January 15, 1945, the 6th of nine children. After graduating from Kittanning High School in 1962, she moved to Washington, DC where she worked as a secretary for the federal government. In August of 1965 Carol met the love of her life, Robert, who was enlisted in the Army and stationed at nearby Fort Myer, VA. Carol and Robert were married December 19, 1967 and relocated to Logansport, La. Carol thoroughly enjoyed cooking, spending time with her friends and family, and raising their three sons. She was the owner of Kare Bear Day Care and it was there where she spent countless number of hours caring for children. After a sudden illness, Carol went to be with the Lord on February 18, 2017, surrounded by her beloved family.

Wed
08
Mar

Marjorie Hayes

MANSFIELD, LA – Marjorie passed away February 25, 2017, at Azalea Estates Assisted Living, her home for the past two years. She enjoyed all of her friends there and represented them as Ms. Merry Christmas 2015. Marjorie was born September 30, 1922, in the Lula Community to Buna Bissell Hatcher and William Marshall. Preceding Marjorie in death are her parents, her husband Floyd Hayes, brothers, Henry and Eugene, sisters, Leona and Gladys. She is survived by nieces; nephews; sister-in-law, Clara Hatcher that she loved dearly; and a very special niece she loved as her daughter, Sue Baker. This is a great loss for Sue and her family. Graveside Services were held at Highland Cemetery in Mansfield, LA at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, February 28, 2017, were Bro. Skip Noble presided. The family wishes to thank Bro. Skip for his visits and prayers, Azalea Estates for their care and attention, her “girls” Mia, Latrice and Gwen, and St. Joseph Hospice.

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