Obituaries

Wed
07
Apr

BENDELL PURNELL “JACK” JUSTICE

BENDELL PURNELL “JACK” JUSTICE
BENDELL PURNELL “JACK” JUSTICE

Bendell Purnell “Jack” Justice was born February 6, 1928 in Monroe, Louisiana to David and Mattie Justice. He was delivered by doctors Bendell and Purnell and was named after them by his mother, but everyone always called him Jack. He was raised in Bastrop, Louisiana.

Jack got his love of football from playing in high school for the Bastrop Rams. He was a member of the undefeated squad that won the State Championship. He was very proud of his service in the United States Army from 1950-1952.

Jack was a Watchmaker and Jeweler. He came to Mansfield, Louisiana in 1959 to work at Stotts Jewelry. He later opened his own popular watch and jewelry store, which was very popular. He was very well loved by all. He raised his family in Mansfield and continued to work there until 2019.

Wed
31
Mar

JON WARREN CLEMONS, JR.

JON WARREN CLEMONS, JR.

Jon Warren Clemons, Jr. of Mansfield, Louisiana passed away March 26, 2021 at the age of 87. Graveside Services honoring his life were held at 11:30 a.m. on Monday, March 29, 2021 at Highland Cemetery in Mansfield, Louisiana. Officiating the service were Rev. Barry Joyner and Rev. Bob Latham. A visitation was held at 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. Monday, March 29, 2021 at Rose-Neath Mansfield Chapel in Mansfield, Louisiana.

He was born in Natchitoches, Louisiana on May 23, 1933 to Jon Warren, Sr. and Priscilla Wallace Clemons. He grew up in Natchitoches where he was a four-sport letterman in high school. He excelled in football, basketball, baseball, and track. Even though dementia had taken most of his memory, he could still recall his football plays from high school.

Wed
31
Mar

DOROTHEA MAE WHEELAND SMITH

DOROTHEA MAE WHEELAND SMITH

Dorothea Mae Smith, 90, of Logansport, Louisiana entered into eternal rest on March 20, 2021 in Natchitoches, Louisiana.

A visitation will be held at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Logansport, Louisiana on Saturday, April 3, 2021 from 10:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Graveside services honoring her life will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 3, 2021 at Bethel Cemetery. Officiating the service will be Bro. Frankie Mathis.

Dorothea was born on October 20, 1930 in Woodville, Texas to Frank E. Wheeland and Evilene Mills Wheeland. Dot grew up in a sawmill community near Chireno, Texas called Sutton Lumber Company, where her Father was employed. This is where she met the love of her life Floyd.

Wed
24
Mar

ALVIN M. “DICK” SHUFORD

ALVIN M. “DICK” SHUFORD

Alvin M. “Dick” Shuford passed from this life to the presence of God on March 20, 2021. He was born on March 1, 1945 in Pleasant Hill, Louisiana to Roy Jefferson and Alma Louise Shuford. His childhood was shaped by the great people of this community who loved him and gave him outlets for his beautiful mind and creative hands. His forever love, Jacqueline Dykes Shuford, committed to a life of great adventures on February 3, 1968. Together they raised three grateful daughters, traveled miles around the world making memories, and enjoyed the blessings of wonderful friends. Those who have shared a cup of coffee on the porch have heard most of the stories a few times. Dick’s favorite pleasures were being with his amazing wife and family, talking to his incredible friends, and solving a problem. Thank you for all who allowed him these pleasures throughout his life. He was a fierce believer in God, freedom, hard-work, and integrity.

Wed
24
Mar

BILLIE JEAN COLEMAN GRAHAM

BILLIE JEAN COLEMAN GRAHAM

Billie Jean Coleman Graham, age 90, of Mansfield passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 18, 2021 at her daughter’s home

A graveside service was held on Saturday, March 20, 21 at 12:00 p.m. at Bethel Cemetery in Stanley, LA. Rev. Tommy McMellon officiated

Mrs. Graham was born September 19, 1931 in Jonesboro, LA to the late Eva Rieson Coleman and Johnny “John” Coleman. She was a homemaker and loved sewing, cooking, gardening, and reading her Bible.

She loved the Lord and loved going to church. She also loved spending time with her family and grandchildren. She was a member of the Assembly of God Church in Mansfield.

She was preceded in death by her parents Eva and John Coleman, her husband of 58 years, Richard Doyle Graham, Sr., son Richard Doyle Graham, Jr., and her stepfather Denzel Taylor

Wed
17
Mar

CLIFFORD SCOTT GURLEY

CLIFFORD SCOTT GURLEY

Graveside Services honoring the life of Clifford Scott Gurley will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 20, 2021 at Bethel Cemetery in Logansport, Louisiana. Officiating the service will be Rev. Nancy Wofford.

Scott was born on September 3, 1970 in Shreveport, Louisiana to Robert Glenn Gurley, Sr. and Carol Lea Edwards Gurley. He entered into eternal rest on March 12, 2021, in Jefferson, Louisiana.

Scott was co-owner of Eagle Bail Bonds in Mansfield, Louisiana.

Wed
17
Mar

MARY LOUISE SWANSON SPANN UNDERWOOD

MARY LOUISE SWANSON SPANN UNDERWOOD
MARY LOUISE SWANSON SPANN UNDERWOOD

Mary Louise Swanson Spann Underwood, aged 95, passed away 3/13/2021 in Little Rock, AR. She was born 1/13/1926 in a small sawmill town, Hicksbaugh, Texas, to Annie Will Robertson Swanson and Benjamin Franklin Swanson. Mary instilled in her children a love of nature. She loved bird watching, hiking, camping, and nature photography. Mary was active in the Sierra Club and a member of the Unitarian Universalist Church.

She is survived by her children Henry Thompson “Hank” Spann, Jr., and his wife Sue, Nita Margaret Spann, and Anna Spann Moses, and her husband James; her grandchildren Kate Moses, Valerie Lidona, Annette Spann Barton and her husband Bradley, and Anthony Spann; her great-grandchildren Blake, Brigham, and Bryce Barton; her nephews John Swanson and his wife Pat, William Casey Swanson, and Scott Swanson and his wife Betsy; her niece Fran Swanson Sestak; and numerous other relatives and friends.

Thu
11
Mar

LINDA GAYLE SPEARS SEBREN

LINDA GAYLE SPEARS SEBREN

Mrs. Linda Gayle Spears Sebren, 77 years old, of Noble, Louisiana, entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, after a hard fought seven-year battle with ovarian cancer.

Funeral services celebrating her life were held at 2:00 P.M., Saturday, March 6, 2021, at First Baptist Church of Zwolle, 2501 Port Arthur Street, Zwolle, Louisiana. Officiating the service was Bro. Jerry Penfield and Bro. Marty Williams. Visitation with the family was on Friday, March 5, 2021, from 5:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at Rose-Neath Funeral Home, 943 Polk Street, Mansfield, Louisiana.

Linda was born on July 18, 1943, to Ellis and Gladys Spears of Mansfield, Louisiana. While growing up in Mansfield, she was involved in numerous organizations and activities where her sweet personality left a lasting impression on those around her. After graduating from Mansfield High School, Linda went on to study at Northwestern State University.

Thu
11
Mar

BILLY “SWEET” RANDALL LOVE

BILLY “SWEET” RANDALL LOVE

Funeral Services honoring the life of Bill “Sweet” Love were held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, March 9, 2021 at Rose-Neath Funeral Home, 943 Polk St., Mansfield, Louisiana. The visitation was held on Monday, March 8, 2021 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Interment followed at the Union Springs Cemetery in Converse, Louisiana. Officiating the service will be Brother Toby Shaw.

Sweet was born on December 14, 1957 in Port Arthur, Texas to Will Roe and Lora Mae Worsham Love. He entered into eternal rest on March 4, 2021, at his home in Converse, Louisiana, surrounded by his loving family.

Sweet loved spending time with his family and friends. He loved the times spent singing and jamming to music with his buddies, watching LSU sports and was an avid hunter and fisherman. Sweet was a one-of-a-kind individual, who will truly be missed. He never met a stranger. He would give anyone the shirt off his back. To know Sweet, was to love him.

Thu
11
Mar

TERRY JO “TERI” FOWLER HAWSEY

TERRY JO “TERI” FOWLER HAWSEY

Funeral services honoring the life Terry Jo Hawsey, “Teri”, were held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at Rose-Neath Logansport Chapel in Logansport, Louisiana. Officiating the service was Rev. Lee McClintock. A visitation was held at 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. also at Rose-Neath Logansport Chapel.

Teri was born on February 8, 1960 in Alexandria, Louisiana to Will Davis Fowler and Nancy Jo Shiftlett Fowler. She entered into eternal rest on March 1, 2021 in Shreveport, Louisiana.

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