Obituaries

Wed
22
Sep

VIOLA LAFITTE ABERLY

VIOLA LAFITTE ABERLY

On Tuesday, September 21, 2021, we celebrated the life of Viola (Vi) Laffitte Aberly who passed away peacefully on Friday September 17, 2021, in Lafayette, LA. Vi was the only child of Adolph Laffitte and M. Elia DeSoto Laffitte of Carmel, LA where she was born on February 22,1919. Vi grew up in Carmel, then moved to New Orleans as a young adult where she met and married Clinton Charles Aberly, Sr. of Crystal Falls, MI.

She was preceded in death by her husband Clint on January 31,1982 and her oldest son, Thomas Karl Aberly on November 20, 2020. She is survived by her 3 children: C. Claire Aberly Laffitte (Mrs. Royce Laffitte) of Richardson, TX; Brenda Aberly Williams and husband Thomas L. Williams, of Atlanta, GA; and Clinton Charles Aberly Jr. of Lafayette, LA. Vi has ten grandchildren and sixteen great grandchildren.

Vi grew up in Carmel, La. She lived through the depression and her family didn’t have electricity or running water when she was a child.

Wed
22
Sep

CHARLOTTE WEBB WILBURN

CHARLOTTE WEBB WILBURN

Funeral services for Charlotte Webb Wilburn, 93, of Pelican, La., were held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, September 19, 2021 at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Mansfield. A graveside service immediately followed at the Pelican Cemetery.

Charlotte was born on February 22, 1928 to Corrie and Rena Webb. She passed away peacefully at home surrounded by loved ones on September 17, 2021.

After graduating valedictorian from Noble High School, Charlotte worked at the Southern Bell Telephone Office in Mansfield. During that time, she was set up on a double date with Burnis Wilburn through mutual friends. Charlotte and Burnis married just months later and spent 72 sweet years together. Meme was a stay-at-home mom until her children were in high school and then went to work as the Assistant Postmaster in Pelican. She was soon promoted to Head Postmaster in Pelican, where she worked for 23 years before retiring.

Wed
22
Sep

MICHAEL CAESAR “MIKE” NEIL 10/09/51 – 8/19/21 & MARY CATHERINE “CATHY” PERMENTER NEIL 9/07/60 – 8/29/21

MICHAEL CAESAR “MIKE” NEIL 10/09/51 – 8/19/21 & MARY CATHERINE “CATHY” PERMENTER NEIL 9/07/60 – 8/29/21

A private family memorial was held on September 8, 2021 at Grand Cane Baptist Church for Michael Caesar (Mike) and Mary Catherine (Cathy) Neil.

Michael Caesar Neil, 69, and Mary Catherine Neil, 60, of Grand Cane, Louisiana, have both gone to be with the Lord. Mike on August 19th, 2021 and Cathy on August 29th, 2021.

Mike was born on October 9, 1951, in Shreveport, Louisiana. To know Mike was to know his love for the Lord, and his family and friends. He worked in the oilfield industry for 50 years, ending his career as a barge captain. His offshore family was always very important to him. His hobbies, were where he spent enjoyable moments with horses, working cows, or bailing hay. He was a true definition of being a cowboy.

Wed
22
Sep

JACOB TRAVIS GAMBLE

Jacob Travis Gamble was a deeply loved son, brother, brother-in-law, uncle, grandson, nephew and cousin and friend. He was born to Joseph Mark Gamble and Kimborlie Ann Gamble, née Patten, in Webster, TX on May 14th, 1997. He passed away on September 10th, 2021 at the young age of 24. That day the world lost an incredible man with so much love and promise far too soon.

Wed
22
Sep

MARSHA PAUL ANDERS

MARSHA PAUL ANDERS
MARSHA PAUL ANDERS

A memorial service celebrating the life of Marsha Anders, 66, was held at 2:00 P.M. on Thursday, September 16, 2021 at Rose-Neath Chapel in Mansfield, Louisiana with Bro. Azell Ott, Jr. officiating. Marsha was a caring wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. She left this world on September 9, 2021.

She was born to Thomas Joshua and Marjorie Paul on June 17, 1955. After graduating from high school Marsha went on to college and received a Bachelor of Arts from Northwestern State University. She didn’t stop there, and received a Master of Arts degree from Louisiana Tech as well as a Master of Social Work from Louisiana State University. Marsha was also a licensed clinical social worker. She always knew she wanted to be a social worker; she loved people and wanted to make a difference.

Wed
22
Sep

SARAH SIBLEY PEPMILLER

SARAH SIBLEY PEPMILLER

Sarah Sibley Pepmiller, 88, entered into eternal rest on September 12, 2021, in Shreveport, Louisiana.

A funeral service celebrating the life of Mrs. Pepmiller was held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, September 17, 2021 at the Cornerstone Cowboy Church in Logansport, Louisiana. A visitation was held from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 16, 2021, located at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Mansfield, Louisiana. Officiating the service was Bro. Frankie Mathis, pastor of Cornerstone Ministry Cowboy Church. Interment will be held at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Stanley at a later date due to inclement weather.

Mrs. Pepmiller was born on June 11, 1933, in Mansfield, Louisiana. She is preceded in death by parents, William “Bill” and Maudie Sibley; husband, K. D. Pepmiller; daughter, Susan Tatum; sister, Myrtle Woods; and brothers, Jack Sibley, J. B. Sibley, and William Sibley, Jr.

Wed
15
Sep

THOMAS VORACHEK

THOMAS VORACHEK

Thomas Michael Vorachek passed away quietly in his home in DeSoto Parish on August 24th, 2021.

He was born in Flint, Michigan, and moved to DeSoto Parish in 1998. He was retired from General Motors in Shreveport, Louisiana.

He is survived by his Mother Betty Vorachek; Sister Gail Vorachek; Brother; Scott Vorachek; Daughter; Erica Horn, Grandchildren Kali Horn, Karlee

Horn, Kristin Horn, and Katlyn Horn, expected great-grandchild in January 2022.

Thomas was preceded in death by his father Albert Vorachek on September 2, 2019.

Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. Matthew 5:4

(Obituary submitted by Pattison-Purvis Mortuary in Mansfield)

Wed
15
Sep

WAYNE TERRELL “GOATROPER” EVANS

WAYNE TERRELL “GOATROPER” EVANS

Wayne Terrell Evans, of Logansport, Louisiana rode off into the sunset and sat at the feet of his Heavenly Father at the age of 79 on August 25, 2021, surrounded by his family after a short illness.

He worked in dairies, pipe yards, roofing, plumbing and as a “Big Rig” driver from his early teenage years until he retired 5 years ago. His son, Jimmy Evans took him for his last ride on the “Big Rig” from Mansfield, Louisiana to Logansport, Louisiana on Thursday, August 26th, 2021. His longtime driving partner, John “Lumberjack” Mathis and grandsons, J.R. Brown and Brandon Childress joined the last ride in their “Big Rigs” along with the rest of the family.

Wed
01
Sep

MARJORIE HEATH

MARJORIE HEATH

Marjorie Heath was born on March 20, 1949, to Lloyd F. Heath and Syble Melinda Chambliss Heath of Center, Texas and passed peacefully in her home on August 25, 2021 after a very courageous eightmonth battle of Leukemia. She was a member of Woodsprings Baptist Church and was especially fond of and helped with the mission work that the church supports. The members there will miss her good cakes, banana breads, her kindness, and love that she showed to all especially the children.

Services were conducted at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Mansfield, Louisiana on Saturday, August 28, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. with Bro. Wayne Roberts and Bro. Andrew King officiating. Masks were required. Visitation was at 9:00-10:00 a.m. prior to the services. Graveside services follwed in the Woodsprings community at Woodsprings Baptist Church Cemetery-2093 Woodsprings Road, Logansport, Louisiana.

Wed
01
Sep

BETTY PIERCE DANIELS

BETTY PIERCE DANIELS

Betty Pierce Daniels, of Mansfield, Louisiana entered into eternal rest on August 22, 2021 in Shreveport, Louisiana.

Graveside services honoring her life were held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, August 27, 2021 at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Stanley, Louisiana. Officiating the service was Rev. David Permenter.

Betty was born on October 4, 1936, to Walter David Pierce and Catherine Eddington Pierce.

Preceding Betty in death are her parents, Walter and Catherine Pierce; husband, Robert Forest Daniels; son, Dale Daniels; daughter, Robin McCarty; sisters, Iva Jean Cheatwood, Lynda Palmer; brothers, Billy Jack Pierce, and Don David Pierce.

She is survived by her son, Robert Daniels of Logansport, Louisiana; daughters, Cathy Ammons and husband Douglas of Brunswick, Georgia, Debbie Parker of Mansfield, Louisiana, Rene’ Horton of Harrison, Arkansas; along with 13 grandchildren, 27 greatgrandchildren, and 5 great-great-grandchildren.

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