Obituaries

Wed
30
Jan

CINDY LEATHA STOKER

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Mansfield, LA

Funeral services honoring the life of Cindy Leatha Stoker, 51, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, January 26, 2019, at Rose-Neath Chapel in Mansfield, LA with Reverend Thumper Miller officiating. Burial will follow at Converse Cemetery in Converse, LA. The family will receive friends at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Mansfield, LA on Friday, January 25, 2019, from 6 p.m. till 8 p.m.

Cindy was born August 9, 1967 in Mansfield, LA to “Smokey” and Doris Bennett Stoker and entered into rest on January 21, 2019. She was a loving mother, sister and grandmother.

Preceding Cindy in death were her biological father, “Smokey” Stoker; mother, Doris Bennett Haire; father, Larry J. Haire; brother, Larry Clifford Golden; grandchildren, Kylie and Kaylee Grant; and nieces, Keara Litton and Patsy Warschak.

Wed
30
Jan

WORD “HOLLEY” WELLS

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Word “Holley” Wells, 87, of Baytown, Texas, passed away Monday, January 21, 2019, at his residence.

Holley was born October 25, 1931 in Longstreet, Louisiana and has resided in Baytown over the past 60 years. He was a graduate of Longstreet High School and attended Louisiana Tech. He was a former private school teacher of math and physical education, and an operator and shift foreman for Arco Chemical Company. He was an active member at Cedar Bayou Grace Methodist Church, Kiwanis Club, President of the Longstreet Memorial Cemetery Association. He was Secretary Treasurer of the Baytown Men’s Bowling Association for over 50 years. He was the first and only member of the Baytown USBC Association Hall of Fame. He served as a proud President of the Sterling Ranger Booster Club for almost 10 years. He enjoyed bowling, working cattle, sports and spending time with family. HE WAS THE GREATEST PAPAW IN THE WORLD.

Wed
30
Jan

JIM PARKER

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Mansfield, LA

Funeral services honoring the life of Jim Parker, 65, will be held at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, January 26, 2019, at Rose-Neath Chapel in Mansfield, LA with Pastor Glenn Rogers officiating. The family will receive friends at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Mansfield, LA on Saturday, January 26, 2019, from 2 p.m. till 4 p.m.

Jim was born August 20, 1953 in Bay City, TX and entered into rest on January 23, 2019 in Mansfield, LA. He was a loving husband, father, brother and grandfather.

Preceding Jim in death were his parents, Arville Jackson Parker, Jr. and Anna Yvonne Holden Parker.

Wed
30
Jan

JOEY JAMES “JAMAICA” WELBORN

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Mansfield, LA

Funeral services honoring the life of Joey James “Jamaica” Welborn 61, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 29, 2019, at Rose-Neath Chapel in Mansfield, LA with Pastor Toby Shaw officiating. The family will receive friends at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Mansfield, LA on Monday, January 28, 2019, from 6 p.m. till 8 p.m.

Joey was born November 24, 1957 in Texarkana, AR and entered into rest on January 25, 2019 in Shreveport, LA. He was a truck driver by trade and was a loving husband, father, son, brother and grandfather.

Preceding Joey in death were his father, James L. Welborn, maternal and paternal grandparents Ben and Thelma Welborn and Van & Villa Reid and his precious fur babies Baby & Lady.

Wed
16
Jan

FELTON TURNER JR. “BIG CHIEF”

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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

ROBERT “DEE” BROSSETTE

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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

MARTHA ANN MANASCO Timpson, TX

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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

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

TOMMY “T-MAN” GOFF

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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

JAMES “JIM” ELKINS, JR.

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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.

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