Obituaries

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Mrs. Nelta Smith Anderson

Nelta Dean Smith Anderson (Blondie) was born July 5, 1934 in Heavener, Oklahoma and passed away on December 8, 2017 at the age of 83. Nelta lived most of her life in Logansport, LA; but traveled the U.S. with her husband, Jerry Anderson, during his pipelining career. Nelta was preceded in death by her parents, Louie Earl and Nellie Smith, her brother, L.E. Smith, Jr and brother-in-law, Mike Hughes. Survivors include her husband of 52 years, Jerry Anderson, of Logansport, sisters Martha Ford (Henry) of Tyler, Texas, Linda Hughes of Albuquerque, NM, sister-in-law Vera Smith of Texarkana, Ark., brother and sister-in-law David and Vicki Rogers of Center, TX, sons Randy Clark (Maridee) of Cary, NC, Rex Clark (Sheila) of Logansport, LA, Rick Clark (Lisa) of Mesquite, TX; grandchildren Amanda Cade (Ben), Stephen Clark, William Clark, Sarah Stoll (Adam), Matthew Clark (Cherish), Patrick Clark, Melanie Vaughn (Robbie), and Dawson Rogers.

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06
Dec
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Robert J. Brown

Robert J. Brown passed away on the 2nd day of December 2017. Services were held at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Mansfield, Louisiana on December 5, 2017 at 11:00 AM, with visitation prior to the service. Bro. Wayne Roberts of Woodsprings Baptist Church officiated. Burial followed at the Grand Cane Cemetery, Grand Cane Louisiana. Mr. Brown was born October 31, 1926 on the Brown family farm at 415 Brown Road in Grand Cane, La. a part of the Wood Springs Baptist Church Community. He was reared in the oil field towns of East Texas and South Louisiana where his father was employed by the Texas Oil Company. Mr. Brown was preceded in death by his parents, Charles Alton Brown & Claudie Jones Brown, and his grandparents, Ed Brown & Robbie Gamble Brown and Jack M. Jones & Beulah Williams Jones. He is survived by his cousins, Robert J.

Wed
06
Dec
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Lois Jean Pea Stewart

Lois Jean Pea Stewart was born on 18 May 1943 in Mansfield, LA. She was called home to rest on 23 November 2017. She was born to the late Louis “Buddy” Pea and Bessie Hogan Pea. Funeral Services for Lois Pea Stewart will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, 9 December 2017 at Zion Hill #1 Baptist Church, 2511 Highway 3015 in Grand Cane, LA. Burial will follow at the Zion Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be held on 8 December from 6 to 7 p.m. at Jenkins Funeral Home.

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06
Dec
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Roy Douglas Chism

Mr. Roy Douglas Chism, 75, of Atlanta, TX, passed away on November 30, 2017. Visitation was held at Rose-Neath Funeral Home Chapel in Mansfield, LA on Saturday, December 2, 2017, from 10:00 AM until service time. Services were held at 11:00 AM, with Revs. Ronnie Chism and Alton Middleton officiating. Burial followed at Old Union Cemetery in Benson, LA. Mr. Chism was a veteran of the United States Army and served his country with pride. Mr. Chism is preceded in death by his father and stepmother, Homer and Jackie Chism; his stepfather and mother, Bill and Vera Barber; his brothers, Homer “Buddy” Wayne and Gerry Milton Chism; and his sister-in-law, Linda Hall Chism. He is survived by his life-mate, Margaret Law; his son, Douglas W.

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29
Nov
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Rev. Patrick Henry Cavanaugh

FRIERSON, LA--Reverend Patrick Henry Cavanaugh, age 80, entered the gates of heaven on Saturday, November 18, 2017 after a long illness. He was born March 18, 1937 in Florien, La. He attended school in Leesville, La. After graduation, he joined the U.S. Air Force and was stationed in El Paso, Tx. where he married the love of his life, Ima Lou Plummer. After serving in the Air Force, he moved his family to the Shreveport-Bossier where he worked for South Central Bell Telephone Company and retired from AT&T. Over the last 30 years, his desire to serve the Lord has led him to serve as pastor in a number of churches in DeSoto parish. In addition to serving the Lord, his other passions in life included spending time with his family, playing the guitar and violin, gunsmithing, woodworking, and being outdoors. He is survived by, his wife of 60 years, Ima Lou Cavanaugh, and their four children.

Wed
22
Nov
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Billie Peacock Coker

Billie Peacock Coker, 88, passed away on Sunday, November 12, 2017. The family received friends at Rose-Neath Funeral Home, Mansfield, Louisiana, from 5-7 PM on Tuesday, November 14. Funeral services were held at 10 AM, Wednesday, November 15, in the chapel at Rose-Neath Funeral Home, Mansfield, Louisiana with Pastor David Permenter officiating. Interment followed the service at Oak Grove Cemetery, Converse, Louisiana. Billie was preceded in death by her parents, Chester Peacock and Gladys Ammons Bosarge and husband of sixty-three years Davis “Hooks” Coker. Survivors include two daughters, Carolyn Poole Hayes of Monroe, Louisiana; Laverne Bailey and husband Howard of Jasper, Georgia; two sons, Billy Davis Coker and wife Jan of Stonewall, Louisiana; and Jimmy Carl Coker of Stonewall, Louisiana; nine grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; and two great great-grandchildren.

Wed
15
Nov
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James “Jimmy” Parker, III

LOGANSPORT, LA--Funeral services honoring the life of Mr. James “Jimmy” Parker, III, 54, was at 2:00 PM Friday, November 10, 2017 at Jennings Chapel in Marthaville, LA with Reverend Brian Ray and Reverend Butch Bruce officiating. Burial followed at Bethany Cemetery in Marthaville, LA. The family received friends at Jennings Chapel on Thursday, November 9, 2017 from 6 PM till 8PM. Jimmy was born on September 19, 1963 to J.D. and Patsye Parker in Shreveport, LA and entered into rest on November 8, 2017 in Logansport, LA. He was a loving father, brother and grandfather.

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15
Nov
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Mitchell O. Taylor

LOGANSPORT, LA--Funeral services honoring the life of Mitchell O. Taylor, 70, was at 2:00 PM Sunday, November 12, 2017 at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Logansport, LA with Reverend Joseph Anding and Reverend Dale English officiating. Burial followed at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Stanley, LA. The family received friends at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Logansport, LA on Saturday, November 11, 2017 from 4 PM till 8 PM. Mitchell was born on June 25, 1947 to Mitchell M. and Lorine Taylor and entered into rest on November 8, 2017. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Johnny, Buddy, & Leon Taylor; and sisters, Yvon Roane & Melba Walker.

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15
Nov
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Linda K. Chism

MANSFIELD, LA--Funeral services honoring the life of Mrs. Linda K. Chism, 72, was held at 11:00 AM Thursday, November 9, 2017 at Old Union Baptist Church in Benson, LA with Reverend Alton Middleton and Reverend Rusty Hall officiating. Burial followed at Old Union Cemetery in Benson, LA. The family received friends at Rose- Neath Funeral Home in Logansport, LA on Tuesday, November 7, 2017 from 6PM till 8PM and Wednesday, November 8, 2017 from 5 PM  ill 8PM. Linda was born on February 15, 1945 and entered into rest on November 5, 2017. She was the daughter of Reverend Alvon and Sadie Hall. She was a loving wife, mother, sister, aunt, and grandmother. Linda was preceded in death by her parents.

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15
Nov
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Sylvia Sherwood

MANSFIELD, LA--Funeral services honoring the life of Mrs. Sylvia Sherwood, 77, was at 2:00 PM Sunday, November 12, 2017 at Fellowship Baptist Church in Oak Grove, LA with Reverend Ricky McDonald and Reverend Troy Terrell officiating. Burial followed at Oak Grove Cemetery in Oak Grove, LA. The family received friends at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Mansfield, LA on Saturday, November 11, 2017 from 6 PM till 8PM. Sylvia was born on October 13, 1940 to Fred and Erma Deason and entered into rest on November 8, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband, James “Hugh” Sherwood; her dad, Fred Deason; her mother and her step-father, Erma Mae Smith and Calvin Smith; her sisters, Brenda Tholborn and her husband Bill, and Betty Jean Peterson; sister-in-law, Ruby Deason; and son-in-law’s, Jack Watson and Bobby Wayne Raborn.

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