Obituaries

Wed
12
Aug

HUGH BUIE BENNETT, JR.

HUGH BUIE BENNETT, JR.

Hugh Buie Bennett Jr., 85, entered into eternal rest on July 31, 2020. He was born on January 4, 1935 in Logansport, Louisiana to Hugh Bennett, Sr. and Erma Bennett.

Preceding Hugh in death are his parents, Hugh Bennett, Sr. and Erma Bennett and his brother, Leland Bennett.

He is survived by his wife, Jane Forrester Bennett; children, Margaret Ann Buice and husband Sam; Patricia Kay Bennett, and Deborah Jane Bennett; siblings, Carolyn B. Heard and husband Wiley, grandchildren, Samantha Buice, Jessica Buice Dobbs and husband Nick; Amy Buice, Kimberly Buice Polley and husband Nathan, and Courtney Carroll; along with several nieces and nephews.

The family suggests donations be made to a charity of your choice.

A memorial service honoring Hugh will be held at a later date, due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Wed
12
Aug

ELEANOR CHAMBERLAIN GILL

ELEANOR CHAMBERLAIN GILL

Eleanor Gill, the matriarch of the Gill family, died suddenly at home Tuesday, August 4, 2020. She was 87.

Eleanor is survived by her twin brother, John Marshall Chamberlin, sister Rose Alicia Prudhomme, both of Rambin, La.; and sister-in-law Patsy Chamberlin of Carmel, La. She leaves behind her children, Mary Ligon and husband Bill of Toledo Bend, La., Rita Lemoine and husband Curtis of Decatur, TX, Richard Gill and wife Lynnel of Natchitoches, La., Francis Gill of Campti, La., and Therese Fonrouge and husband Richard of Hollywood, Fl. She’s also survived by 14 grandchildren, Philip and Alicia Fernbaugh and John Charles Lee; Katherine Lemoine; Erin Carnline, Susan McCart and Lydia Nauck; Lenée, Mary Frances and William Gill; Allison, Anne Marie and Gabrielle Fonrouge and Michael Gill, as well as 16 great grandchildren.

She is pre-deceased by her husband, Lawrence Max and her sons Philip Lawrence, William Roger and Lawrence McCorkle.

Wed
12
Aug

RONALD “RONNIE” HAMMOCK

RONALD “RONNIE” HAMMOCK
RONALD “RONNIE” HAMMOCK

Ronald “Ronnie” Hammock, or just plain “Hammock” to those who knew and loved him, passed away on July 21, 2020 in Mansfield. He had suffered from Alzheimer’s

Disease for several years and had resided in the DeSoto Retirement and Rehabilitation Center. A memorial was held at Grand Cane Baptist Church to celebrate his life on Sunday, August 9, 2020.

Hammock was born on February 11, 1947 to parents Tommy and Hattie Hammock, who preceded him in death. Also preceding him in death was his sister, Rebecca “Ree” Hammock Hill and nephew David Hill.

He was known around this area as “Snake Man” since he had a way with reptiles and animals. He was a true lover of critters and all of God’s creations, and loved to be one with nature.

Wed
12
Aug

ROBERT LEE “BOBBY” MITCHELL, JR.

ROBERT LEE “BOBBY” MITCHELL, JR.

Robert Lee “Bobby” Mitchell, Jr.,59, of Bossier City, La passed away on August 1, 2020 in Bossier City.

Visitation was held from 1:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M. with a service directly afterwards on Friday, August 7, 2020 in Mansfield, La at Rose Neath Funeral Home

Bobby was born in LaGrange, Kentucky to Robert Lee Mitchell Sr. and Jo Ann Martin on July 12, 1961. He spent most of his adult life living in Louisiana and Georgia. He was married to Julie Swan for 18 years and they had 4 children together. Bobby was a salesman and a manager of numerous businesses over his career. He loved to go fishing and camping with his family. He was always ready and willing to help anyone in need. He married Beverly DeMoney later in life and moved to Troup, Texas for a few years. The last few months of his life was time spent with his children and grandchildren.

Bobby was preceded in death by his father Robert L. Mitchell, Sr. and his sister Clara Ann Perdue.

Wed
05
Aug

JO ANN FISHER

JO ANN FISHER

Graveside services honoring the life of Jo Ann Fisher were held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, July 31, 2020 at Pelican Cemetery in Pelican, Louisiana. Officiating the service was Pastor Barry McCune.

Jo Ann was born on April 6, 1945 in Alexandria, Louisiana to Ernest and Wilma Hight. She entered into eternal rest on July 28, 2020 in Mansfield, Louisiana.

Preceding her in death are her parents. She is survived by her husband, Jack Fisher, Jr. of Pelican, LA; daughters, Patsy McCune and husband Barry of Lizemores, WV and Gina Nelson and husband Ben of Benson, LA; sisters, Linda Early and husband Lathan of Shreveport, LA, Faye Fox and husband Dale of Provencal, LA, and Judy Anthony and husband Mack of Woodville, TX; brothers, Robert Hight and wife Sherry of Pelican, LA and Thomas Hight; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

The family would like to thank the staff of DeSoto Retirement for all of their care, love, and support.

Wed
05
Aug

DR. BERNARD SHADOIN

DR. BERNARD SHADOIN

Dr. Bernard Shadoin passed away peacefully at his farm in Benson, Louisiana July 29, 2020 surrounded by his loving wife and family. He was born February 12, 1930 in Benson, to AJ and Johnnie Norwood Shadoin. He is survived by his wife of 65 years Patsy Raines Shadoin, daughters Jeanie (Frank) Watson, Patti (David) Young both of Shreveport, and Alan (Amy) Shadoin of Huntsville, AL. He is also survived by grandchildren Brandon (Desiree) Colvin of Leonardtown, MD, Rebecca (Jonah) Allen of Rockwall, TX, Catie (Chris) Pace of Ft. Worth, TX, Jason Young of Fayetteville, AR, Michael (Elizabeth) Young of El Dorado, AR. Great Grandchildren James and Myra Colvin, Addie and Jameson Allen, and Calvin and Virginia Louise Young.

Wed
29
Jul

MARY ANN “ANNA” HATCHER

MARY ANN “ANNA” HATCHER

Funeral services honoring the life of Mary Ann “Anna” Hatcher will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, July 24, 2020 at Beulah Baptist Church in Mansfield, Louisiana with Rev. David Permenter officiating. Interment will follow at Magnolia Cemetery in Logansport, Louisiana. A visitation with the family will be held at the church on Friday from 12:00 p.m. until time of service.

Anna was born on November 6, 1957 in Mansfield, Louisiana to Albert and Wyoming Bonds. She entered into eternal rest on July 21, 2020 in Mansfield, Louisiana.

Anna was a member of Beulah Baptist Church. She loved her church family and was loved by many friends. She cherished lots of joyful memories.

Preceding her in death are her parents, Albert Bonds and Wyoming Richardson Bonds.

Wed
29
Jul

RUFUS FRANKLIN “FRANKIE” MARSHALL JR.

RUFUS FRANKLIN “FRANKIE” MARSHALL JR.

Rufus Franklin “Frankie” Marshall, Jr., 73, was called home to be with his Lord and Savior on July 20, 2020.

Funeral services honoring the life of Rufus were held at Rose-Neath Mansfield Chapel on Saturday, July 25, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. with Bro. Brad Darner officiating. Visitation was held on Friday, July 24, 2020 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Burial followed at Beulah Cemetery in Mansfield, LA.

Rufus was a 1965 graduate of Mansfield High School who was drafted into the US Army during rgw Vietnam era. He was awarded the Silver Star for his bravery and exceptional service under fire along with the Purple Heart for the wounds he received while in combat. He was a member of

Wed
29
Jul

DEAN ENGLISH

DEAN ENGLISH

Dean English, 59, passed away on July, 24, 2020 at his residence in Shreveport, Louisiana. He, the son of Curtis Hugh and Stena Mae Smith English, was born June 24, 1961 in Houston, Texas. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Dean had a love for music, especially Classic Rock and Heavy Metal, and had been a drummer with several area bands through the years. He was an avid gun and knife collector, loved old cars, and playing golf. Dean loved to BBQ and cook for his family and friends. He could tell stories with the best of them and was a friend to everyone.

Left to cherish his memory is his daughter Nikki English Griffin (Jeremy); brother, Rex English; two grandchildren, Kayson Smith and Kiara Griffin and numerous other family and friends.

Funeral service were Tuesday, July 28, 2020 at Rose-Neath Funeral Home-Logansport Chapel. Rev. Dean Register will officiate and the burial will be at Adams Cemetery in Logan, Texas.

Wed
29
Jul

HELON ELIZABETH SUTTON FOSHEE

HELON ELIZABETH SUTTON FOSHEE

Funeral services celebrating the life of Helon Elizabeth Foshee, age 100 and six months, were held at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 25, 2020 at Rose-Neath Funeral Homes - Logansport Chapel, with Bro. Charles Hall officiating. Interment will follow in Cool Springs Cemetery near Logansport. A visitation with the family was held from 2:00 PM until service time at the funeral home Saturday.

Helon was born on January 17, 1920 in Logansport, LA to Marvin Miller Sutton and Lilian Fletcher Sutton. She passed away July 23, 2020 in Shreveport, LA. Helon is preceded in death by her parents, her husband Van Foshee, her brother Williard Sutton, and her grandson Zachary Jacques. Left to cherish her memory are her sons Jerry, Robert, Donald, and Edwin Foshee; her daughter Juanita Ballard; nine grandchildren, ten great grandchildren, and two great-great grandchildren.

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