Obituaries

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16
Jan
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FELTON TURNER JR. “BIG CHIEF”

Homegoing Celebration for Felton Turner Jr., 60, will be Sunday, January 20th, 1:30 P.M at the Friendship Baptist Church, 1556 Blunt Mill Road, Grand Cane, Louisiana with Pastor Stanley Blackshire officiating. Interment will follow service at the Friendship Cemetery in Grand Cane.

Mr. Turner departed this life on Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at his home in Houston, Texas.

Felton was an avid sportsman and lover of music who lived out his passion as a DJ.

He was a resident of Houston Texas for over 37 years. Mr. Turner was a native of Mansfield Louisiana and a 1976 graduate of Mansfield High School as well as a 1981 graduate of Southern University, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where he received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business. He was employed for over 36 years in the oil and gas industry, where he retired as a Financial Analyst/Accountant.

Wed
16
Jan
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ROBERT “DEE” BROSSETTE

Funeral Mass for Robert “Dee” Brossette, 84, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at St. Joseph Catholic Church with Father Matthew Long officiating. Interment will follow at Forest Park East Cemetery. Rosary will be held at 4:30 p.m. Monday, January 14, 2019 at Rose-Neath Southside Chapel and visitation will follow from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Wed
09
Jan
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MARTHA ANN MANASCO Timpson, TX

Martha Ann Manasco, 71, of Timpson, passed away on Sunday, January 6, 2019, in Timpson, Texas. Born July 10, 1947, in Paxton Community, Shelby County, Texas to the late Andrew Ollis Sholar and Ethel Lee (Lewis) Munn. Memorial service will be held at 1:00pm on Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at Stanley Church of Christ, Stanley, Louisiana.

Martha was raised in Joaquin, Texas. She attended Joaquin High School and completed her GED. She met and married the love of her life, Roy Hershal, and the two spent over 45 years together before his passing. Her favorite past times are those spent serving the lord and spending time with her family. She enjoyed drinking coffee each day and watching Fox News. Martha spent time reading and enjoyed playing cards. She was a member of Stanley Church of Christ and loved her church and Lord dearly.

Wed
09
Jan
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RHONDA SIBLEY HUDSPETH

Rhonda Sibley Hudspeth, 55, of Center, passed from this life to the next, Friday, January 4, 2019, at Christus Highland Medical Clinic with her hand held tight to her husband Ryan’s and her eyes fixed wide on the Glory of her Lord.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Monday, January 7, 2019, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, January 8, 2019, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Don Moore officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Olive Cemetery in Stanley, Louisiana.

Rhonda was born May 25, 1963, in Mansfield, Louisiana, to James Benton Sibley and Susan Bland Sibley. She grew up in the bustling city of Stanley, Louisiana. If you don’t know where that is, it’s just up the way from the Roberts Road past Stanley High School, where she graduated in the top 17 in her class, which included about 17.

Wed
02
Jan
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TOMMY “T-MAN” GOFF

Services for Tommy Wayne “T-Man” Goff, 81, of Mansfield, Louisiana will be held on Saturday, December 29th at 11:00 AM at Southside Baptist Church in Mansfield. Visitation will be from 9:30 AM until time of service. Interment will follow services at Highland Cemetery in Mansfield.

Tommy was born in Oil City, Louisiana to Abe and Mabel Goff. He is preceded in death by his parents and brother. He is survived by his wife, Ellen, of 56 years; sons Darrell and wife Lori, Troy and wife Jennifer, Jason and wife Angelia; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Tommy worked in the oil field industry in his younger years, then found his niche as a power plant operator which he did for many years. He loved watching the LSU Tigers football team and discussing the game with his sons.

Honoring Tommy as pallbearers will be David Caston, Huey Permenter, Wayne Whatley, Paul Walker, Eston Goff, and Ben Goff. Honorary pallbearers will be his grandsons.

Wed
02
Jan
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JAMES “JIM” ELKINS, JR.

Funeral services honoring the life of James “Jim” Elkins, Jr., 76, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, December 23, 2018, at Rose-Neath Chapel in Logansport, LA with Rev. Dean Register officiating. Burial will follow at Cool Springs Cemetery, Logansport, LA. The family will receive friends at Rose-Neath Funeral Home on Saturday, December 22, 2018, from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

Jim was born January 16, 1942 in Whiteville, NC. He was preceded in death by baby boy Elkins; his parents, James B. Elkins, Sr. and Ruth Elkins; and sisters, Doris Howard and Edith Fisher.

He is survived by his wife, Gartha Horn Elkins; son, Mark Elkins; daughter, Marilyn McLemore; grandson, Justin Adkinson; granddaughter, Sierra Barlow and husband Charles; sisters, Betty Lane, Peggy White, and especially close members of Garland and Willie Horn families, including a number of nieces and nephews.

Thu
27
Dec
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RUTH H. JOHNSON

Ruth H. Johnson was born December 18, 1918 in Scottsville near Marshall, Texas. She transitioned into eternity eight days before her 100th Birthday on December 10, 2018.

She was educated in the public school system of Caddo Parish at Central School in Shreveport. She was a diehard Southern University Jaguar. She attended the seventy-fifth homecoming of her alma mater and was honored as one of the oldest alumni. She was a member of the Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, the DeSoto Retired Teachers Association, and Friends of the DeSoto Parish Library.

She married the late Charlie Langston Johnson in the early 1940’s. She was one who never let the right hand know what the left hand was doing. It gave her pleasure and joy to remember others with cards, gifts, and other tokens of her affection. She seemed to have spoiled everyone with her lavish outpouring of love.

Wed
26
Dec
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RUBY LEE TEMPLE RAMEY

Stanley, Louisiana

Ruby Lee Temple Ramey, 80, of Stanley, Louisiana, died Saturday, December 15, 2018 in Shreveport, LA after a lengthy illness. She was born April 1, 1938 in Barstow, Texas, to the late Hugh Bryant Lewis and Mamie Turlington Lewis.

Ruby is survived by her husband, Robert “Bobby” Ramey, her son, Terry L. Temple and wife, Vicki of Haughton, LA, her grandsons, Shawn M. Temple and Cody L. Temple, and wife Amanda, and great-grandchildren, Micah, Makena, and Maddox all of Haughton, LA and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Terrell S. Temple, infant son, Tony Temple, sister, Kitty Lewis Chapman, brothers Albert Hugh Lewis and Walter Wayne Lewis.

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20
Dec
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LUTHER MAX UPCHURCH

Grand Cane, LA

Funeral services for Luther Max Upchurch, 94, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, December 15, 2018 at Rose-Neath Southside Chapel with Pastor Kathy Fitzhugh and Pastor Jessica Lowe officiating. Interment will follow at Forest Park East Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.

Max was born January 9, 1924 in Hilly, LA and on December 11, 2018, he joined his wife, Mary Ann, in their heavenly home. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army Air Corps during WWII. He was the owner and operator of Cotton Boll Grill for 48 years and after retirement, worked at Rose-Neath Mansfield. He loved his family, friends, and farm. His pleasure was growing and giving his vegetables away to special friends. He was a member of Grand Cane United Methodist Church.

Wed
12
Dec
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Gloria Allen Brumley

Mansfield, LA – Funeral services honoring the life of Gloria Allen Brumley, 74, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 11, 2018, at Rose-Neath Chapel in Mansfield, LA with Rev. Martin Ferguson and Rev. John Newman officiating. Burial will follow at Mitchell Cemetery in Mitchell Community, LA. The family will receive friends at Rose-Neath Funeral Home on Monday, December 10, 2018, from 5:00 p.m. until 9 p.m.

Gloria was born April 16, 1944 in Pleasant Hill, LA to Selma Lee and Myrtle Ott Allen and entered into rest on December 8, 2018, in Mansfield, LA. She was a loving wife, mother, sister and “Nonnie”.

Preceding Gloria in death were her parents; son Robert Gregory Brumley; brothers, Earlton and Donnie Allen; sister, Carolyn Blankenship; and son-in-law, Jason Burr.

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