Obituaries

Wed
24
May

Rev. Dr. Francis Sudds Fox

Rev. Dr. Francis Sudds Fox formally from Mansfield, La died on Friday, May 19, 2017 in Littleton, Colorado. Funeral Services will be held Friday, May 26, 2017 at St. Andrew United Methodist Church at 9203 South University Highlands Ranch, Colorado. Arrangements through Pipkin Braswell Funeral Home at 6601 E Colfax Ave Denver, Colorado 80220 for more information on arrangements call (303) 996-0869.

Wed
17
May

Patsy Ann Ferguson Booker

MANSFIELD, LA--Funeral services honoring the life of Patsy Booker, 76, were held at 3:00 PM Thursday, March 11, 2017 at Rose- Neath Funeral Home in Mansfield, LA where Jessie Brandon Booker and Loren Spencer officiated. Burial followed at Prude Cemetery in Stanley, LA. The family received friends at Rose-Neath Funeral Home on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 from 6PM till 8PM. Patsy Ann Ferguson Booker was born on November 5, 1940 to Jesse and Edna Ferguson and entered into rest on May 6, 2017. She was a loving wife, mother, sister, and grandmother. Patsy accepted Christ at an early age. She played piano in church as a child and young adult in the Pentecostal Church. Patsy attended Pelican All Saints High School. Preceding Patsy in death was her parents, Jesse and Edna Ferguson; son, James Franklin Booker, Jr.; and two other sons that passed away at birth. Those left to cherish her memory are her husband of 58 years, James F.

Wed
17
May

Mr. Robert Bruce Richardson

GRAND CANE, LA--Funeral services honoring the life of Robert “Bob” Richardson, 84, were held at 10:00 AM Friday, May 12, 2017 at Grand Cane United Methodist Church in Grand Cane, LA where Reverend Kathy Fitzhugh officiated. Burial followed at Grand Cane Cemetery in Grand Cane, LA. Bob was born on October 23, 1932 to John and Irene Richardson and entered into rest on May 8, 2017. After graduation in 1955 from LSU with a degree in Dairy Science, he ran his own dairy farm in, Desoto Parish, for over 30 years until his retirement. He was a loving husband, father and grand-daddy. Preceding Robert in death are his parents, John and Irene Richardson; his in-laws, Richard and Phyllis Hosey; son, Robert Hosey Richardson; daughter, Leah Saloom; and brothers, Ted Richardson and Lewis Richardson.

Wed
10
May

Clarice Marie Tilleux Davis

Grand Cane, LA Services for Marie Tilleux Davis of Grand Cane were held at the Smyrna Presbyterian Church on Sunday, April 30. Visitation was held begin at 1:00 p.m. followed by the funeral service at 2:00 p.m. and Interment in Smyrna Cemetery. Marie passed away after a lengthy illness at the place of her birth in the Smyrna Community on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at the age of 86. Marie was a dedicated wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, teacher, and art enthusiast. Marie was born on March 13, 1931 to Clarice Vivian “Tip” McMichael Tilleux and Albert Emerson Tilleux. Her education was received in the public schools of DeSoto and Caddo Parishes. She graduated from C. E. Byrd High School where she was a proud member of the Hall of Fame. In 1953 she received a B.A. degree in Art from Northwestern Louisiana University. She later earned a Master of Fine Arts in Painting from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge.

Wed
10
May

Robert Joseph McGough

In Loving Memory of Mr. Robert Joseph McGough A memorial service for Mr. Robert McGough, 80 were held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 7 at the Lake Palestine United Methodist Church in Chandler, Texas. Robert was born in Bastrop, Louisiana on August 26, 1936 to John Lawrence McGough and Minnie Mae Hall McGough and passed away on April 26, 2017 at his home in Flint, Texas. Robert was a retired Louisiana and Texas educator having served as a biology and special education teacher, coach, and administrator. A 1955 graduate of Bastrop High School, Robert played football, earning All-District and All-North Louisiana honors as a fullback. Also, Robert was a member of the track team throwing the javelin. In 1959, Robert earned a Bachelor’s degree in Education from Northeast Louisiana State University. He continued both sports in college serving as the track team captain.

Wed
10
May

Betty Sebren Rascoe

Funeral services honoring the life of Betty Rascoe, 71, of Converse, LA were at 2:00 PM Thursday, May 4, 2017 at Union Springs Baptist Church in Converse, LA where Reverend Richard Enterkin and Rev. David Lane officiated. Burial followed at Union Springs Cemetery in Converse, LA. The family received friends at Union Springs Baptist Church on Thursday, May 4, 2017 from 12 PM till time of service. Betty was born on January 5, 1946 to James Sebren and Julia Sebren Raborn and entered into rest on May 1, 2017. Preceding Betty in death is her father, James Leroy Sebren; paternal grandparents, George and Alpha Sebren and maternal grandparents Albert and Maude Ott.

Wed
10
May

Mary Cecilia “Topsy” Farmer

Funeral services honoring the life of Mary “Topsy” Farmer, 76, of Converse, LA were held at 11:00 AM Monday, May 8, 2017 at Union Springs Baptist Church in Converse, LA were Rev. Richard Enterkin, Rev. Claude Weatherford and Rev. Chucky Clark officiated. Burial followed at Union Springs Cemetery in Converse, LA. The family received friends at Union Springs Baptist Church on Sunday, May 7, 2017 from 4:00 PM till 9:00 PM. “Topsy” was born on October 12, 1940 to Bernard Ward and Eleah Studer Gamble and entered into rest on May 5, 2017. Preceding “Topsy” in death are her mother, Eleah Studer Gamble and great grandson, Cy Williams.

Wed
03
May

Robert Joseph McGough

In Loving Memory of Mr. Robert Joseph McGough A memorial service for Mr.Robert McGough, 80 will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 7 at the Lake Palestine United Methodist Church in Chandler,Texas. Robert was born in Bastrop,Louisiana on August 26, 1936 to John Lawrence McGough and Minnie Mae Hall McGough and passed away on April 26, 2017 at his home in Flint, Texas. Robert was a retired Louisiana and Texas educator having served as a biology and special education teacher,coach, and administrator. A 1955 graduate of Bastrop High School, Robert played football,earning All-District and All-North Louisiana honors as a fullback.Also, Robert was a member of the track team throwing the javelin.In 1959, Robert earned a Bachelor’s degree in Education from Northeast Louisiana State University. He continued both sports incollege serving as the track team captain.

Wed
03
May

Clarice Marie Tilleux Davis

Grand Cane, LA Services for Marie Tilleux Davis of Grand Cane were held at the Smyrna Presbyterian Church on Sunday, April 30. Visitation was held begin at 1:00 p.m. followed by the funeral service at 2:00 p.m. and Interment in Smyrna Cemetery. Marie passed away after a lengthy illness at the place of her birth in the Smyrna Community on Wednesday,April 26, 2017 at the age of 86.Marie was a dedicated wife, mother,grandmother, great-grandmother,teacher, and art enthusiast. Marie was born on March 13,1931 to Clarice Vivian “Tip”McMichael Tilleux and Albert Emerson Tilleux. Her education was received in the public schools of DeSoto and Caddo Parishes. She graduated from C. E. Byrd High School where she was a proud member of the Hall of Fame. In 1953 she received a B.A. degree in Art from Northwestern Louisiana University.

Wed
26
Apr

Wilton and Marcia Verret

Funeral services honoring the life of Wilton Paul Verret were held Monday, April 24, 2017, at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Mansfield.Mr. Verret died April 21, 2017, just seven weeks following the death of his beloved wife of 57 years, Marcia Ann Bridges Verret, who died on March 5, 2017. Inseparable in life, Wilton and Marcia are now joined in heaven. They were natives of St. Mary Parish, LA, and 50-year residents of Mansfield, where they were active members and elders of Living Word Church. Wilton was born August 21, 1942 and Marcia was born Nov. 28, 1945.They are survived by a son, Marc Verret and wife Teresa of Florence, AL; two daughters, Jocklynn Keville and husband Bruce of Houston, TX, and Elysia Lowry of Mansfield; six grandchildren,Matthew Keville, Sedolia “Sadie” Sanders, Dustin Lowry, AdamVerret, Ian Lowry and Samantha Lowry; and one great grandchild,Elliott June Sanders.

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