Obituaries

Wed
16
Dec

SHARON ANN RAILEY HOLT

SHARON ANN RAILEY HOLT

Sharon Ann Railey Holt, 73, of Logansport, Louisiana passed away Friday, December 4, 2020, in Shreveport. Visitation were held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Sunday, December 6, 2020, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center, Texas. Funeral service were held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, December 7, 2020, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Frankie Mathis and Sister Melba Rodgers officiating. Interment followed at Willow Grove Cemetery in Shelby County.

Wed
16
Dec

EVA LAW GAMBLE

EVA LAW GAMBLE

Eva Lucille Law Gamble was born April 22, 1923 to Lon and Ruth Stewart Law in the Oak Grove community (now Stanley) and passed away peacefully in her home in Woodsprings Community out of Grand Cane on December 12, 2020.

Services were conducted at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Mansfield, LA. On Wednesday, December 16, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. with Bro. Wayne Roberts and Bro. Dean Register officiating. Visitation was held Tuesday, December 15, 2020 from 5:00-7:00. Please practice social distancing and wear masks.

Wed
09
Dec

SISTER DIANNE “COOKIE” MICHELLE STRATTON CARROLL

SISTER DIANNE “COOKIE” MICHELLE STRATTON CARROLL

Funeral Services honoring the life of Sister Dianne “Cookie” Michelle Stratton Carroll, of Holly, Louisiana is scheduled for Saturday, December 12, 2020, at St. Mark Baptist Church at 11:00 a.m. Officiating will be Rev. Paul Wilson, Sr. and Rev. Alvin Mays. Burial will follow at St. Mark Cemetery in Holly, Louisiana. Open visitation will be at Jenkins Funeral Home on Friday, December 11, 2020, from 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.

Dianne (Cookie) was born on August 1, 1951, in Houston, Texas to the late James (Jimbo) Stratton Sr. and Lizzie B. Fuller Stratton. Dianne entered into eternal rest on December 2, 2020, in Shreveport, Louisiana surrounded by her family. She grew up in the Holly community and graduated from Second Ward High School in 1969. She worked diligently at Porter’s Fine Dry Cleaners as a Seamstress/Alteration s Specialist for twentyfive years.

Wed
09
Dec

EUGENE “GENE” PAUL

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EUGENE “GENE” PAUL

Eugene “Gene” Paul Cliff of Logansport, La was born September 26, 1937 to Ray and Dollie Cliff in Ohio. He entered into peaceful rest on November 29, 2020 after a lengthy illness. He was 84 years young.

Gene is preceded in death by the love of his life and wife of 55 years, Barbara Palmer Cliff; granddaughter Tori Leigh Cliff; and 3 great-grandchildren.

Gene proudly served his country for a combined total of fourteen years in first the United States Marine Corp. as an aircraft radio repairman and then in the United States Air Force as an aircraft structural mechanic. He was involved with the Boy Scouts for many years serving as Assistant Scout Master for Troop 69 in Redland, Florida and later as Scout Master for Troop 33 in Logansport.

Wed
09
Dec

BOBBIE LEE AILSTOCK ENGLISH

BOBBIE LEE AILSTOCK ENGLISH

Funeral services celebrating the life of Bobbie Lee Ailstock English, 90, of Mansfield, LA, was held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 5, 2020 at Rose-Neath Chapel in Mansfield, LA. Officiating was Reverend Larry Pridmore, Pastor at Southside Baptist Church. Interment followed at Pollard Cemetery in the Lula Community. The family recieved visitors at 1:00 p.m. prior to the funeral service.

Bobbie English passed away Thursday, December 3, 2020 at St. Joseph’s Hospice at the Carpenter’s House in Shreveport, LA. Bobbie was born on May 8, 1930 in an oil field shanty in Southern Arkansas to Clyde and Ethel Ailstock.

Bobbie was preceded by her parents, Clyde and Ethel Ailstock, her husband of 53 years, L.A. “Doodle” English, and brother, Clyde Edward “Eddie” Ailstock.

Thu
03
Dec

BILLY JAMES “JACK” GUILLOTTE

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Funeral services for Billy James “Jack” Guillotte of Logansport will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 3, 2020 with Bro. Wayne Jones officiating assisted by Bro. Rick Wing. Visitation will be held Wednesday, December 2, 2020 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the RoseNeath Funeral Home in Logansport, Louisiana.

Billy was born on October 18, 1940 in Joaquin, Texas to Daniel Guillotte and Lola Mae Ramsey and entered eternal rest on November 28, 2020 in Shreveport at the age of 80.

Preceding Billy in death are his parents Daniel and Lola Guillotte; 2 brothers, Lewis Guillotte and Gene “Jim” Guillotte, and 2 sisters, Talma Arbuckle and Jane Bass.

Tue
24
Nov

HERMAN GLEN BATES

HERMAN GLEN BATES

Funeral services for Herman Glen Bates of Logansport were held at 11:00 on Thursday, November 19, 2020 with Bro. Charles Hall officiating.

Herman was born on December 7, 1945 in Shreveport, Louisiana to D.E “Tot” Bates and Blanch White Bates and passed away on November 16, 2020 in Shreveport at the age of 74. He grew up in the Haslam, Texas community and graduated from Joaquin High School in 1964.

Wed
18
Nov

HAROLD JOE CRAIG

HAROLD JOE CRAIG

Graveside service honoring the life of Harold Joe Craig were held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, November 17, 2020 at Cassell Cemetery, Converse, La. Officiating the service were Rev. Jimmy Price.

Joe was born on November 16, 1939 in Converse, Louisiana to Luther Otto Craig and Ethelyn Fleming Craig. He entered into eternal rest on November 14, 2020 in Mansfield, Louisiana.

Joe’s favorite past times were riding the back-roads and visiting with family and friends. He spent many years dirt track car racing and was an avid outdoorsman. He loved hunting and fishing.

Preceding Joe in death are his parents; his wife, Helen Springer Craig; son, Rod Craig; and brother, Tim Craig.

Wed
18
Nov

BRENDA HALL

BRENDA HALL ARBUCKLE

Funeral services honoring the life of Brenda Hall Arbuckle were held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 10, 2020 at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Logansport, Louisiana. Officiating the service was Bro. Tommy McMellon. Interment followed the service at Bethel Cemetery. The family received friends at the Rose-Neath Chapel in Logansport on Monday from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Brenda was born December 9, 1955 to Clarence and Nancy Abbott Hall and entered into rest on November 5, 2020 at theage of 64 in Houma, Louisiana.

Preceding Brenda in death are her parents, grandparents, and her son Michael Brady Arbuckle.

Wed
18
Nov

SHIRLEY MARIE SPINKS

SHIRLEY MARIE

Shirley Marie Spinks of Joaquin, Texas entered into eternal rest on November 2020.

A visitation was held from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 7, 2020 located at RoseNeath Funeral Home in Logansport, Louisiana. Also, a second visitation was held at Cochran Funeral Home in Livingston, Texas on Saturday, November 14, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. service time. Interment followed the service located at Holly Grove Cemetery in Livingston, Texas.

Shirley was born on October 16, 1955 in Houston, Texas to Delbert and Faye O’Neal.

Shirley enjoyed several hobbies such as arts and crafts, embroidery, word puzzles, watching her favorite football team, the Dallas Cowboys, drinking coffee, and smoking cigarettes. Shirley is preceded by her father, Delbert O’Neal, Sr.; sister, Deborah Faye Doris; brothers, Leslie Ray O’Neal and Delbert O’Neal, Jr.; and grandson, Tyler Michael Hendricks.

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