Obituaries

Wed
24
Nov

NITA ELISE PERIGO CHAMBLESS

NITA ELISE PERIGO CHAMBLESS

Nita Elise Perigo Chambless, age 81, of Cumming, Georgia was called home to Heaven Monday, November 15, 2021.

The family will be receiving visitors 10- 11am followed by a memorial service at 11am, Monday, November 22 at Cumming First United Methodist Church. Inurnment will follow on Monday, December 6 at 1:30pm in Georgia National Cemetery in Canton, Georgia.

Nita is survived by her children Martha and David Joyce, of Powder Springs, Georgia; Ben Petree, of Atlanta, Georgia; Jack and Diane Petree, of Katy, Texas; step-children Robert and Jennifer Chambless, of Toccoa, Georgia; Becky and Mark Elliott, of Clarkesville, Georgia; 10 grandchildren: Hunter Joyce (Elizabeth), Elise Joyce, Benjamin Petree, Kathryn and Sarah Petree, Jonathon and Jessica Chambless, Austin, Carson and Sari Elliott, and 3 great grandchildren: Britain and Brooklyn Chambless, Jayden Chambless-Rucker.

Wed
17
Nov

CAROLYN DIANE MCDANIEL GRAHAM

CAROLYN DIANE MCDANIEL GRAHAM

Services celebrating the life of Mrs. Carolyn Diane McDaniel Graham, 67, were held at 2:00 pm on November 9, 2021 at Lighthouse Baptist Church in Shreveport, Louisiana. Visitation was held from 1:00 p.m. until service time. Officiating the service was Brother Tommy Allen.

Carolyn was born to John Thomas McDaniel and her mother on February 15, 1954 in Duluth, Georgia and entered into eternal rest on October 31, 2021 in Longstreet, Louisiana.

Wed
17
Nov

VIOLA MANNING PATTERSON

Our beloved mother, Viola Manning Patterson, age 102, left this world to enter her heavenly home and into the sweet arms of her Lord and Savior on Thursday, November 4, 2021 at her home.

Funeral services were held at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, November 8, 2021 at Centuries Memorial Funeral Home with a visitation beginning at 11:00 a.m. until service time. Officiating was Bro. Mike Gamble of the Mansfield Church of Christ. Interment followed in Centuries Memorial Park. Honoring Mother as pallbearers were Steven Patterson, Derek Patterson, Michael Patterson, Cody Patterson, Dale McPhearson, and

Wed
17
Nov

JOHN WAYNE WALKER

JOHN WAYNE WALKER

Services for John Wayne Walker, 80, were held at 10:00 a.m. on November 5, 2021. A visitation was held from 9:00 a.m. until service time. Officiating the service was Brother Thumper Miller.

John was born to Jeptha Faye Walker and Jimmie Pattison Walker on September 24, 1941 in Mansfield, Louisiana and entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, November 2, 2021 in Mansfield, Louisiana.

John was a resident of Mansfield and worked as a Pump Operator for many years. A good, Christian, Southern man, John enjoyed spending time with his family, fishing, hunting and watching the deer on his camera. He touched many lives over the years and will be missed dearly.

Wed
17
Nov

WILLIAM DONALD “BILLY” CREECH

WILLIAM DONALD “BILLY” CREECH

William Donald Creech, better known as “Billy”, passed away Friday, November 13, 2021 after battling pulmonary fibrosis for several years. A celebration to remember and reflect upon Billy’s life was planned for family and friends at First Baptist Church in Logansport, LA. Visitation was held on Monday, November 15, 2021 from 5:30-7:30 p.m., and the funeral service will take place Tuesday, November 16, 2021 at 2:00 p.m.

Wed
03
Nov

Agnes “Aunt Aggie” Pilkington Gunter

Agnes “Aunt Aggie” Pilkington Gunter

The family of Agnes “Aunt Aggie” Pilkington Gunter would like to express our sincerest thanks to everyone that had a part in our Mama and Mamaw’s life and passing. We especially would like to convey our gratitude to Rev. Thumper Miller, Virginia Distill, Brenda McCart, Joseph Banes, Rev. Clyde Stephens, First Baptist Church of Mansfield, Bethsadia Baptist Church in Many, Louisiana Home Care, Superior Hospice, Toledo Retirement & Rehabilitation Center, Dr. Benjamin Leggio, and Roseneath Funeral Home-Many Chapel. Special thanks are sent with love to her dedicated care givers, and for those that lifted our Mama and family up in prayer. Your many acts of kindness will never be forgotten.

May God Bless Each and Every One of You!

Wed
03
Nov

CLINTON PAUL JENKINS

CLINTON PAUL JENKINS

A private family service honoring the life of Clinton Paul Jenkins will be held on Saturday, November 6, 2021, at Calvary Baptist Church in Mansfield. Inurnment will immediately follow at Sloan Cemetery next to the church.

Clinton was born on November 7, 1984, to Ned Walter Jenkins, III and Lisa Evans Jenkins in Hampton, Virginia. He passed away on September 1, 2021, in Many, Louisiana, as the result of an automobile accident. Clint was a graduate of Converse High School and Nashville Auto Diesel College in Nashville, TN. He loved spending time with his nieces and nephews, and he enjoyed working on anything mechanical.

Wed
03
Nov

EDDA RAY RINGER LOWE

EDDA RAY RINGER LOWE

Edda Kay Ringer Lowe passed away Thursday, October 28, 2021 after an extended hospitalization following a stroke. A memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, November 5, 2021 at Rose-Neath Funeral Home, 2500 Southside Drive, Shreveport, Louisiana. Visitation will be held Thursday, November 4, 2021 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Internment will immediately follow the service at Northwest Louisiana Veterans Cemetery in Keithville, Louisiana. Officiating the service will be Reverend McKee Williams assisted by Reverend William E. Nolan.

Kay was born in St. Louis, Missouri on March 14, 1942, the daughter of Edward and Catherine Ringer. Her family moved to Gonzales, Louisiana, where she grew up. She was a graduate of Gonzales High School, where she was the head majorette for the high school band.

Wed
27
Oct

MELISSA KAY RUNNELS

MELISSA KAY RUNNELS

Funeral services for Mrs. Melissa Runnels, 57, of Keachi, LA were at 2:00 p.m. Friday, October 22, 2021 at the Longstreet United Methodist Church with Rev. Dean Register officiating. Burial followed in the Runnels Cemetery under the direction of Hawthorn Funeral Home. Visitation was held from 11:30 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. on Friday, prior to the service.

Melissa was born February 20, 1964 in Mansfield, Louisiana. She passed away from this life on October 16, 2021 in San Augustine, Texas.

Melissa was one of six children born to the marriage of A.J. and Charlie Fate Briggs Runnels. She was raised and schooled in South Louisiana graduating from Ascension Catholic High School.

Melissa worked in welfare and food stamp offices in DeSoto and Red River parishes. She worked as an account specialist for Fastenall. She loved crafting and spending time with her beloved grandson.

Wed
27
Oct

CHERYL MATHIS SMITH

CHERYL MATHIS SMITH

A graveside service honoring the life of Cheryl Mathis Smith, 72, was held Friday, October 22, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. at Highland Cemetery in Mansfield, Louisiana. Officiating the service was Reverend Joe Waggener.

Cheryl was born to Walter Malcolm Mathis and Anna Mathis Herring on January 8, 1949 in Overton, Texas and went to be with the Lord on October 18, 2021 in Shreveport, Louisiana.

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