Obituaries

Wed
18
May

LAWANDA SHAW TAYLOR

LAWANDA SHAW

Funeral services celebrating the life ofLaWanda Taylor, 79, of Mansfield, Louisiana were held at 2:00 P.M, Friday, April 15, 2022, at Kilpatrick’s Rose-Neath Mansfield Chapel. Rev. Alton Middleton, the pastor of Old Union Baptist Church, officiated the service. A visitation was held from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. on Thursday, April 14, 2022, at Kilpatrick’s Rose-Neath Funeral Home.

LaWanda was born on November 14, 1942, to Marvin and Olga Shaw in Ringgold, Louisiana, and entered into rest on Tuesday, April 12, 2022.

LaWanda graduated from Spring Hill High School in Webster Parish in 1961. She attended Spencer Draughon Business School and graduated in 1962.

She met her future husband in 1960 while he was serving in the United States Army. They were married on October 25, 1963, in Sarepta, Louisiana. They resided in Webster Parish until they moved to DeSoto Parish in 1981.

Wed
18
May

CHERYL YARBROUGH ODOM

CHERYL

Friends were invited to join her family in celebrating and honoring the life of Cheryl “Toupie” Yarbrough Odom, 78, on Monday, May 16, 2022, at 11 a.m. at First United Methodist Church, 1002 Polk St, Mansfield, Louisiana. Officiating the service was Rev. Bill McLain. Interment followed at Highland Cemetery in Mansfield, Louisiana. Visitation was held from 5p.m. until 7p.m., Sunday, May 15, 2022, at Rose-Neath Funeral Home, 943 Polk St., Mansfield, Louisiana.

Born on July 26, 1943, in Shreveport, Louisiana to Cecil Brinson Yarbrough and Carajo Latham Yarbrough, little girl Cheryl soon was given the nickname of “Toupie” by her neighbor, Hazel “Rah-Rah” Brown. Little Cheryl loved to play dress-up in Rah-Rah’s fancy jewelry and clothes, this reminded Rah-Rah of a lady in her community and nicknamed her “Little

Thu
12
May

TANYA LAHOOD DUFOUR

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A memorial mass celebrating the life of Tanya LaHood Dufour, 71, of Mansfield, Louisiana was held at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, May 9, 2022, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Mansfield, Louisiana with Reverend Father Matthew Long, Reverend Father John Paul Crispin, and Deacon Bill Kleinpeter officiating.

Tanya entered into rest on May 4, 2022, in Mansfield, Louisiana. She was born on May 18, 1950, in Tyler, Texas to Joseph C. and Elizabeth Zwan LaHood.

Wed
04
May

CARY LEE FRANKLIN

CARY LEE FRANKLIN

Funeral service for Carey Lee Franklin, 93, of Mansfield, Louisiana will be held on Wednesday, May 4, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. at Kilpatrick’s Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Mansfield, Louisiana. Reverend Bob Latham will be officiating. Burial will follow at Highland Cemetery in Mansfield. Visitation will be from 9:00 a.m. until time of service.

Carey was born on his family farm in DeSoto Parish on February 19, 1929, and passed away April 30, 2022, after a lengthy illness. He worked for LA DOTD for 31 years as Construction Inspector Specialist.

Carey is preceded in death by his parents, “Happy” and Effie Franklin; two infant brothers; first wife, Jean Fox; and grandson, Paul Perkins.

Wed
27
Apr

KENNETH EARL CUNNINGHAM

KENNETH EARL CUNNINGHAM

Funeral services celebrating the life of Kenneth Earl Cunningham, 86, of Joaquin, Texas were held at 2:00 P.M. on Saturday, April 23, 2022, at First Baptist Church of Logansport with Rev. Shawn Thrapp and Rev. Charles Hall officiating. Visitation was held from 1:00 P.M. until the time of service at the church.

Kenneth was born November 4, 1935, to John Thomas “Tom” Cunningham, Sr. and Ruby Lee Hensley Cunningham and entered into rest on April 20, 2022, in Shreveport, Louisiana. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He volunteered for over 30 years with the Logansport Volunteer Fire Department.

Wed
27
Apr

CHARLOTTE JEAN LANDRY

CHARLOTTE JEAN LANDRY

Charlotte Jean Landry, 76, of Converse, Louisiana entered into rest on Monday, April 18, 2022. She was born on November 22, 1945 to George and Eva Landry in Sheldon, Iowa.

Charlotte was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She loved gardening, family photos and keeping up family members through Facebook.

Those left to cherish her memory include her husband of 23 years, Thomas James Dupuis; sons, John Wesley Dunn and wife, Sheila of Converse, Louisiana, Kenneth Alan Dunn of Kingsland, Georgia; five grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers the family request memorials be made to Breast Cancer Research Foundation, 28 West 44th Street, Suite 609, New York, NY 10036.

Wed
27
Apr

ANNIE “ANNA” MAE HERRING

ANNIE “ANNA” MAE HERRING

Graveside services for Annie “Anna” Mae Herring, 95, of Mansfield, LA were held Wednesday, April 20, 2022, at 2:00 P.M. at Highland Cemetery in Mansfield, LA. Rev. Toby Shaw officiated the service.

Anna was born to her Syrian immigrant father and Louisiana mother in Mansfield, LA on November 24, 1926. She entered into rest on Monday, April 18, 2022, peacefully at her residence.

Her parents owned a general store, and she spent a comfortable childhood with three sisters. Her only fear during this time was being kidnapped by the gypsies who would visit the store.

Wed
27
Apr

ROBERT JOHN “JOHNNY” PETERSON, JR.

ROBERT JOHN “JOHNNY” PETERSON, JR.

A memorial service celebrating the life of Johnny was held at First Baptist Church in Mansfield, Louisiana, on Thursday, April 21, 2022 at 12:00 p.m. A visitation was held from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service. Officiating the service was Pastor Dean Register.

On July 12, 1962, in Monroe, Louisiana, Robert John Peterson, Jr., was born to Robert John Peterson, Sr. and Betty Jean Prothro Peterson. On April 16, 2022, God said, “Son, your work on Earth is done” and took him home to heaven where he was reunited with his parents and mother-in-law, Janis Wall, as well as a host of family and friends.

Wed
20
Apr

JOSEPHINE “JOSIE” WOODS FORREST

JOSEPHINE “JOSIE” WOODS FORREST

A funeral service for Josephine “Josie” Forrest, 89, of Mansfield, was held Friday, April 15, 2022, at 10 a.m. at the Rose-Neath Chapel in Mansfield with family and friends receiving visitors from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, April 14. Officiating the service was Bro. Frankie Mathis, pastor of Cornerstone Ministries Cowboy Church. Burial followed at Dill Cemetery in Carmel, LA.

She was born December 20, 1932, in Mansfield, to Heflin and Vera Woods, and passed away Tuesday, April 12, 2022, at Mansfield Nursing Center.

Josie was married to the love of her life, Emmett Dalton Forrest, of Coushatta, for 47 years, until his passing in 2000. She was one of the sweetest, kindest, and funniest people you could meet. Her smile could light up the room. She loved her Lord and Savior, her husband, kids, grandkids, greatgrandkids, and family with all her heart and it showed.

Wed
13
Apr

MYRTIS IVA LEE ETHEREDGE EVANS

MYRTIS IVA LEE ETHEREDGE EVANS

Graveside services for Myrtis Iva Lee Etheredge Evans, 76, were held on Wednesday, April 6, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. at Old Union Cemetery in Converse, Louisiana. Officiating the service was Rev. Jimmy Price.

Myrtis Iva Lee Etheredge Evans was born July 28, 1945, in Mansfield, Louisiana to Coy and Iva Lee (Stewart) Etheredge. She fell in love with the mailman, James Paul Evans, and married him on December 9, 1962. She passed away peacefully on April 3, 2022, in Shreveport, Louisiana after a brief illness.

Myrtis is survived by her devoted husband, Paul Evans, her children, Bentley Evans, and wife Karen, Becky Evans Smith, and husband Jonathan, and her first cousin she considered her sister, Sue Craig Dupree, her grandchildren, Jacob Evans, Gregg Simmons, Jennifer Simmons Goode, and husband Robby and three great-grandchildren.

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