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Mrs. Patricia Ann Wilson Thomas

Mrs. Patricia Ann Wilson Thomas

Mrs. Patricia Ann Wilson Thomas, a prominent figure in service organizations and social, cultural and philanthropic activities in Natchitoches and across North Louisiana for more than 50 years, died the morning of Saturday, March 21, 2020, after an extended illness.

Admired for her elegance and graceful demeanor, Mrs. Thomas was widely known for her artistic skills and talents. She was an accomplished seamstress, musician, decorator and culinary artist. The designer dresses she created over the years were often exhibited at gatherings of social organizations and other groups.

She had also been actively involved since 1967 in publishing enterprises with her husband and business partner, Lovan B. Thomas. They own The Natchitoches Times and other newspapers and publications throughout the state.

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HOLLY HARRISON

Holly Harrison

Holly Harrison, 46 years old, passed away Sunday, March 15th, after a lengthy illness. Those left behind to cherish her memory are her parents, Randy and Pam Rodgers; her grandmother, Julie Moses; her brother, David Bruce; her sisters, Dominique Rodgers and Ashley Rodgers; uncles, aunts, cousins, and friends from around the world.

Holly proudly served in the U. S. Army from 1993-2013. She taught Nuclear Biological and Chemical Warfare, raising the graduation rate from 35% to 67%.

Holly never met a stranger and could talk with anyone, whether they were 2 or 92. She possessed a servant’s heart and was always willing to lend a helping hand.

Her family wishes to thank all the many family and friends who have reached out to us at this time. Also, we would like to thank the DPSO, DeSoto Parish EMS and Billy and Karen Locke.

Private arrangements are pending.

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REV. DOYLE ENGLISH

REV. DOYLE ENGLISH

Funeral services honoring the life of Rev. Doyle English, 81, were held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, March 21, 2020 at Hunter Magnolia Baptist Church in Mansfield, Louisiana. Officiating the service will be his children, Lisa Perkins, Rev. Dale English, and Dennis English. Assisting the service will be Bro. Amador Santos and Rev. Charles “Chucky” Clark. Interment followed at Cool Springs Cemetery in Logansport, Louisiana. A visitation with the family will be held before time of service beginning at 10:00 a.m.

Doyle was born on October 29, 1938 in the Hunter Community to John and Goldie English. He entered into rest on March 18, 2020 in Mansfield, Louisiana.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Goldie English; sisters, Geraldine English and Margie Jordan; brother, Talmadge English.

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MARIE “ANNETTE” WATSON

MARIE “ANNETTE” WATSON

Stonewall, LA - Marie “Annette” Watson of Stonewall, LA., passed away at home on March 21, 2020. There will be a graveside service on March 25, 2020 at The Minden Cemetery in Minden, LA. at 1:00 p.m.

Annette was born on August 5, 1938 in Minden, LA. to William and Elizabeth Martin Luck. She grew up in Minden where she graduated from Minden High School in 1956. After high school, she graduated from Louisiana Tech in Ruston, LA. where she earned a degree in Elementary Education. She worked for the State of Louisiana Department of Children and Family services and retired in 1994. She married her high school sweetheart, Charles Lavell Watson of Minden in 1957.

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SUE BAILEY MONSOUR

SUE BAILEY MONSOUR

Funeral services honoring the life of Sue Bailey Monsour were held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 15, 2020 at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Logansport, Louisiana with Bro. Dale English officiating. Assisting the service will be Bro. Tim Roberson. Interment will follow at O.E. Price Memorial Cemetery in Logansport. A visitation with the family were held at the funeral home from 1:00 p.m. until time of service.

Sue was born on February 27, 1950 in Trinity, Texas to Vasco and Mildred Mozelle Clay b r ook. She entered into rest on March 13, 2020 in Logansport,

She was preceded in death by her parents, Vasco and Mozelle Claybrook; first husband, Glenn Bailey; husband, Billy Monsour Sr.; son, Steven Bailey; brothers, Larry and Bobby Claybrook.

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JEWELL MURPHY MCADAMS

JEWELL MURPHY MCADAMS

Memorial services honoring the life of Mrs. Jewell Murphy McAdams, 97, were held at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, March 13, 2020 at Antioch Baptist Church in Mansfield, Louisiana with Bro. Bob Latham officiating. Assisting the service was her grandson, Bro. Tony Werner. Interment will be held at Grove Hill Cemetery in Dollette Hills, Louisiana at a later date.

Jewell was born on January 10, 1923 in Dollette Hills, Louisiana to Thomas and Sallie Murphy. She entered into rest on March 7, 2020 in Shreveport, Louisiana.

Jewell was the organist for Grove Hill Baptist Church. She later became a member of Antioch Baptist Church. She was a faithful Sunday school teacher who loved the Lord.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas and Sallie Murphy; husband, James Pittman McAdams, Sr and her daughter, Barbara McAdams Conder.

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IRIS J. “BUCK” RUSH

IRIS J. “BUCK” RUSH

Funeral services honoring the life of Iris J. “Buck” Rush will be held at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, March 14, 2020 at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Mansfield, Louisiana with Bro. Charles “Chucky” Clark officiating. Interment will follow at Sloan Cemetery in Mansfield. A visitation with the family will be held before time of service beginning at 1:00 p.m.

Buck was born on May 28, 1943 in Jonesboro, Arkansas to Pete and Edith Rush. He entered into rest on March 11, 2020 in Converse, Louisiana.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Pete and Edith Rush; son, Chris Rush; and sister, Anna Rush.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 41 years, Debra Rush; sons, Conny Rush and wife Robin, Kevin Rush, Wayne Rush, Adam Rush and wife Veronica, and Cody Rush and wife Vivian; daughter, Sonji Luigs and husband Falcon; sisters, Markita Swint and Windella Lane; brother, Ricky Rush; four grandchildren and one on the way, and five great-grandchildren.

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REGINA “LYNN” ADGER FARRAR

REGINA “LYNN” ADGER FARRAR

Funeral services honoring the life of Regina “Lynn” Adger Farrar, 71, will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at Gorsulow sky Funeral Home in Vivian, LA with Sister Nancy Wofford and Brother Robert Green officiating. Interment will follow at Vivian Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Monday, March 16, 2020 at the funeral home.

Lynn was born on September 29, 1948 in Shreveport, LA to James Herndon and Marie “Tookie” Gulley Adger. She entered into rest on Saturday March 14, 2020. She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers James H. “Hank” Adger Jr. and Will V. “Bill” Adger, sister-in-law Sylvia Adger and her husband of 34 years, Ralph Terrell “Pete” Farrar.

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JONELL LUM CAMPBELL

JONELL LUM CAMPBELL

Converse, LA – Funeral services honoring the life of JoNell Lum Campbell, 75, were held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at Rose-Neath Chapel in Mansfield with Rev. Simmons, Rev. Wead, and Bro. McManus officiating. Burial was at Union Springs Cemetery in Converse, LA. A visitation with the family was held on Tuesday, March 3, 2020 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the chapel.

Mrs. Campbell was born in Converse, LA to Willard A. Lum and Syble Booker Lum Smith. She passed away at Christus Highland Medical Center in Shreveport with family by her side. JoNell was a member of the United Pentecostal Church in Noble, LA for 56 years.

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JEANNE PENDLETON CHRISTIAN

JEANNE PENDLETON CHRISTIAN

On Friday February 21, 2002, Lola Jeanne Pendleton Christian passed away peacefully in her sleep – just three days before her 90th birthday. A private graveside service will be held for family and close friends in Mansfield Cemetery. A reception to honor Jeanne’s life will be held at Christ Memorial Parish Hall at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 14.

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