Obituaries

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27
May

MARVIN GLEN MELTON

MARVIN GLEN MELTON

Marvin Glen Melton (PawPaw) passed away peacefully May 23, 2020 at Mansfield Nursing Center in Mansfield, LA at the age of 87. Funeral services honoring his life were held at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 27, 2020 at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Mansfield, LA. Bro. Toby Shaw Officiated with Pat Cobbs assisting. Interment followed at Highland Cemetery in Mansfield, LA. Visitation was from 5 PM to 8PM, with the family hour starting at 4 Rose-Neath Funeral Home on May 26, 2020.

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27
May

PORTER GARLAND “SONNY” DOWLING

PORTER GARLAND “SONNY” DOWLING

Funeral services honoring the life of Porter Garland “Sonny” Dowling were held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, May 25, 2020 at First Baptist Church Logansport. Officiating the service was Bro. Ben Brittain with Rev. Nancy Wofford assisting. Interment followed at O.E. Price Memorial Cemetery in Logansport. A visitation with the family was held at the church on Sunday, May 24, 2020 beginning at 5:00 p.m.

Porter Garland “Sonny” Dowling, 86, crossed over the river to rest beneath the shade of the trees on May 22, 2020, at his home in Logansport, Louisiana. He was born February 26, 1934, to Thomas Lawson Dowling and Doris Garland Dowling in Grand Cane, Louisiana.

He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Logansport, LA. He was a member of Boy Scouts of America and was the first Eagle Scout in Troop 33 in Logansport. He graduated from Logansport High School in 1952 and graduated from Louisiana Tech University in September, 1959 with a B.S. in Forestry.

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27
May

WARREN P. BEEDLE, P.E., L.S.

WARREN P. BEEDLE, P.E., L.S.

Age 88, of Providence Point-Scott Twp., formerly of Lafayette, LA passed away on Tuesday May 19, 2020. Born in Monticello, NY, grew up in New England, Warren was the second child and first son of Llewellyn and Elizabeth (Hooper) Beedle. Husband of the late Mary Elizabeth (Abington) Beedle; father of Warren P. “Dusty” Beedle, III (Angela) of Poplar Bluff, MO, Cindy Hinds (Tom) of Mt. Lebanon and the late Deborah Ann Chapman; grandfather of Jeffrey (Rachel) and the late Jennifer Chapman, Ashley and Jeremy Hinds and Lilleth Beedle and her stepbrother, Nick Wells; Brother of Jessie Jacques and Billy Beedle (Judy); and sister-in-law of D’Ella Clark, the late Abby Cook and Alna Bobbitt; brother-in-law of Marvin Cook; uncle of Jimmy Cook, Celeste Dodson (Kerry), Malcolm Clark (Sherri), Stephen Jacques (Maria), Kathy Jacques, Butch Jacques, Judith Beedle, Susan Beedle Woodward, the late Jerry and Wayne Bobbitt.

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27
May

LAVERNE RALPH ARNOLD “BUTCH” POCKRANDT

LAVERNE RALPH ARNOLD “BUTCH” POCKRANDT

On May 13, 2020, at the merry age of 93, Laverne Ralph Arnold “Butch” Pockrandt passed peacefully into his eternal home in heaven. He had spent two weeks in the hospital and ended his life in hospice care in Shreveport. Butch, as he was known to all his friends and family, resided in Mansfield/Grand Cane for over 40 years.

He was born August 12, 1926 in Henderson, Minnesota to Harry and Clara Pockrandt, Butch had extremely fond, nostalgic memories of growing up in Minnesota, but was always glad to have put his snow shovels and snow blowers aside for the warmer winter temperatures in Louisiana.

Butch’s working career spanned “soup to nuts” as he would say, starting work as a young man with a soup company in Illinois. Butch was drafted into the U.S. Army on December 7, 1944 and served in the Philippines prior to the end of the war. After the war’s end, he began a long career in the nut cracking/packing industry which ultimately led him to the Mansfield area.

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27
May

BRANDON McCLAINE BINNING

BRANDON McCLAINE BINNING

Graveside services honoring the life of Brandon McClaine Binning, 36, were held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 26, 2020 at Allan Cemetery in Mansfield, Louisiana. Officiating the service was Bro. Bob Latham.

Brandon was born on August 20, 1983. He entered into eternal rest on May 22, 2020.

Left behind to cherish his memory are his father, Henry Binning and wife Yolanda; sons, Zack and Jacob Binning; sister, Connie Brown; grandmother, Maxine Evans; along with his nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Linda Gale Evans Henderson; maternal grandfather, Richard Evans; paternal grandparents, Henry Binning Sr. and Ruby “Tut” Binning; paternal grandmother, Francis Cooper Luse.

Honoring Brandon as pallbearers were Jeremy Evans, Chris Fourd, Chris Bridges, Scott Maines, Alan Maines, and Alex Singleton.

Wed
27
May

DENISE VEULEMAN McALPIN

DENISE VEULEMAN McALPIN

On Friday morning, May 22, 2020, Denise Veuleman McAlpin passed away at the age of 65. If you were lucky enough to know Denise, you knew of her affinity for coffee, how much she enjoyed criticizing the accuracy of historical fiction, and her love of her family.

Wed
20
May

LAVERNE RALPH ARNOLD "BUTCH" POCKRANDT

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On May 13, 2020, at the merry age of 93, Laverne Ralph Arnold “Butch” Pockrandt passed peacefully into his eternal home in heaven. He had spent two weeks in the hospital and ended his life in hospice care in Shreveport. Butch, as he was known to all his friends and family, resided in Mansfield/Grand Cane for over 40 years.

He was born August 12, 1926 in Henderson, Minnesota to Harry and Clara Pockrandt, Butch had extremely fond, nostalgic memories of growing up in Minnesota, but was always glad to have put his snow shovels and snow blowers aside for the warmer winter temperatures in Louisiana.

Wed
20
May

Michael L. Hall

Michael L. Hall

Graveside services honoring the life of Michael L. Hall, 47, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, May 18, 2020 at Cool Springs Cemetery in Logansport, Louisiana with Rev. Lance Cybert officiating. A visitation with the family will be held on Sunday, May 17, 2020 beginning at 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Rose- Neath Funeral Home in Logansport, Louisiana.

Michael was born on April 28, 1973 in Shreveport, Louisiana to Danny and Betty Hall. He entered into eternal rest on May 13, 2020 in Shreveport, Louisiana.

Michael’s hobbies included fishing and duck hunting. His son, Ace, was his favorite person in the world.

Left behind to cherish his memory are his parents, Danny Jackson Hall and Betty Jean Hooper Hall of Logansport, LA; son, Ace Hall of Logansport, LA; sister, Barbara Hall Parker and husband Heith of Stonewall, LA; special uncle and aunt, Buddy and Judy Hall of Logansport, LA along with a host of uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

Wed
13
May

ADELL SIMS SCOTT

ADELL SIMS SCOTT

Mrs. Adell Sims Scott was a quintessential Educator having been an iconic classroom instructor in DeSoto Parish School System. She worked for more than three decades molding the minds of children in the Elementary grades.

She received her Bachelor’s Degree from Grambling College (today Grambling State University) and her Master’s Degree from Northwestern State University. She was a connoisseur of education.

This soft-spoken gentle spirited lady was born March 27, 1927 in the Ajax, La community to the late Mrs. Johnny Sims, Sr. and Mrs. Malissa Stewart Sims. She was the oldest of (6) children. God in his Infinite Providence gently moved her from time on April 15, 2020 at her Many, La. residence to eternity. The Creator whispered, “Come home my child your work is done”.

Wed
06
May

DAVID FREEMAN

DAVID FREEMAN

Our loved one, David Freeman, 56, was laid to rest on May 1, 2020. The graveside services will be held at Mt. Zion Baptist Church, LA-5 in Grand Cane where John H Nash is the Pastor.

David was born August 20, 1963 to David Bates and Olevia Freeman. He attended Second Ward High School. He was baptize at Mt. Zion at an early age and remained a faithful member until his death.

He was preceded in death by his father David Bates, his sister Cheria, his niece Annishia and greatniece Ariel. He leaves behind his mother, Olevia Freeman, brothers: Oscar “Charles”, Donald “Bo” (Chanita), Will “Bo Pete”, & Steven Kennedy; sisters: Jennifer (Lester), Michelle, Betty and Tracy (Craig); special friend Nancy Robinson; best friends Frank Leone and Boston Jefferson; many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, friends and loved ones.

David left a lasting impression with everyone he meet and never meet a stranger. We will miss him dearly.

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