Obituaries

Wed
28
Apr

JANICE “JAN” AILEEN LOCKWOOD COKER

JANICE “JAN” AILEEN LOCKWOOD COKER

Janice Aileen Lockwood Coker, a resident of Booneville AR went peacefully to be with the Lord April 10, 2021 with her husband by her side. Jan was born on December 16, 1936 in Many, Louisiana to Benjamin Edward Lockwood and Pearley Estelle Hines.

Wed
21
Apr

LYNDA MAXINE PIERCE PALMER

LYNDA MAXINE PIERCE PALMER
LYNDA MAXINE PIERCE PALMER

Lynda Maxine Palmer, 75, entered into eternal rest on April 12, 2021, in Mansfield, Louisiana.

A visitation was held from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Friday, April 16, 2021, at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Mansfield, Louisiana. Funeral services honoring Lynda were held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 17, 2021, at Rose-Neath Mansfield. Officiating the service was Rev. David Permenter. Interment followed the service located at Reeves-McMillian Cemetery in Logan, Texas.

Wed
14
Apr

JEFFERY LANE WELLS

JEFFERY LANE WELLS

Jeffery Lane Wells was born on February 14, 1959 in Lone Star, Texas to Oscar Ray and Audrey Carroll Wells. He entered in eternal rest on March 30, 2021, in Mansfield, Louisiana after a hard-fought battle of a terminal illness. There will be a Celebration of Life ceremony for Jeffery wells on April 17,2021 at 2:00pm at Rock Chapel, 1746 Smithport Lake Road, Carmel, Louisiana. Gathering of family, extended family and beloved friends will follow on the grounds at Immaculate Conception Church. Officiating the service will be Father John Paul Crispin.

Wed
14
Apr

ELIZABETH ALLENE FOREMAN LOTT

ELIZABETH ALLENE FOREMAN LOTT

Elizabeth Allene Foreman Lott was born on June 24, 1927 in Logansport, Louisiana and passed away on March 9, 2021 at the Heritage Manor West Nursing Home in Shreveport, Louisiana of congestive heart failure

She is preceded in death by her father Willie Foreman and mother Mary Ellen Williams Foreman. Also preceding her in death are her siblings Lois, Edward, Bill, Gertrude, Sadie-Marie and Buck.

Her WWII veteran husband S. D. Lott died in May of 2003 and her only son, Robert Charles Lott, passed away February 14, 2021. Also, her granddaughter Trudee Ann Lott Alaniz passed away in January 2019.

Wed
07
Apr

BENDELL PURNELL “JACK” JUSTICE

BENDELL PURNELL “JACK” JUSTICE
BENDELL PURNELL “JACK” JUSTICE

Bendell Purnell “Jack” Justice was born February 6, 1928 in Monroe, Louisiana to David and Mattie Justice. He was delivered by doctors Bendell and Purnell and was named after them by his mother, but everyone always called him Jack. He was raised in Bastrop, Louisiana.

Jack got his love of football from playing in high school for the Bastrop Rams. He was a member of the undefeated squad that won the State Championship. He was very proud of his service in the United States Army from 1950-1952.

Jack was a Watchmaker and Jeweler. He came to Mansfield, Louisiana in 1959 to work at Stotts Jewelry. He later opened his own popular watch and jewelry store, which was very popular. He was very well loved by all. He raised his family in Mansfield and continued to work there until 2019.

Wed
31
Mar

JON WARREN CLEMONS, JR.

JON WARREN CLEMONS, JR.

Jon Warren Clemons, Jr. of Mansfield, Louisiana passed away March 26, 2021 at the age of 87. Graveside Services honoring his life were held at 11:30 a.m. on Monday, March 29, 2021 at Highland Cemetery in Mansfield, Louisiana. Officiating the service were Rev. Barry Joyner and Rev. Bob Latham. A visitation was held at 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. Monday, March 29, 2021 at Rose-Neath Mansfield Chapel in Mansfield, Louisiana.

He was born in Natchitoches, Louisiana on May 23, 1933 to Jon Warren, Sr. and Priscilla Wallace Clemons. He grew up in Natchitoches where he was a four-sport letterman in high school. He excelled in football, basketball, baseball, and track. Even though dementia had taken most of his memory, he could still recall his football plays from high school.

Wed
31
Mar

DOROTHEA MAE WHEELAND SMITH

DOROTHEA MAE WHEELAND SMITH

Dorothea Mae Smith, 90, of Logansport, Louisiana entered into eternal rest on March 20, 2021 in Natchitoches, Louisiana.

A visitation will be held at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Logansport, Louisiana on Saturday, April 3, 2021 from 10:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Graveside services honoring her life will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 3, 2021 at Bethel Cemetery. Officiating the service will be Bro. Frankie Mathis.

Dorothea was born on October 20, 1930 in Woodville, Texas to Frank E. Wheeland and Evilene Mills Wheeland. Dot grew up in a sawmill community near Chireno, Texas called Sutton Lumber Company, where her Father was employed. This is where she met the love of her life Floyd.

Wed
24
Mar

ALVIN M. “DICK” SHUFORD

ALVIN M. “DICK” SHUFORD

Alvin M. “Dick” Shuford passed from this life to the presence of God on March 20, 2021. He was born on March 1, 1945 in Pleasant Hill, Louisiana to Roy Jefferson and Alma Louise Shuford. His childhood was shaped by the great people of this community who loved him and gave him outlets for his beautiful mind and creative hands. His forever love, Jacqueline Dykes Shuford, committed to a life of great adventures on February 3, 1968. Together they raised three grateful daughters, traveled miles around the world making memories, and enjoyed the blessings of wonderful friends. Those who have shared a cup of coffee on the porch have heard most of the stories a few times. Dick’s favorite pleasures were being with his amazing wife and family, talking to his incredible friends, and solving a problem. Thank you for all who allowed him these pleasures throughout his life. He was a fierce believer in God, freedom, hard-work, and integrity.

Wed
24
Mar

BILLIE JEAN COLEMAN GRAHAM

BILLIE JEAN COLEMAN GRAHAM

Billie Jean Coleman Graham, age 90, of Mansfield passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 18, 2021 at her daughter’s home

A graveside service was held on Saturday, March 20, 21 at 12:00 p.m. at Bethel Cemetery in Stanley, LA. Rev. Tommy McMellon officiated

Mrs. Graham was born September 19, 1931 in Jonesboro, LA to the late Eva Rieson Coleman and Johnny “John” Coleman. She was a homemaker and loved sewing, cooking, gardening, and reading her Bible.

She loved the Lord and loved going to church. She also loved spending time with her family and grandchildren. She was a member of the Assembly of God Church in Mansfield.

She was preceded in death by her parents Eva and John Coleman, her husband of 58 years, Richard Doyle Graham, Sr., son Richard Doyle Graham, Jr., and her stepfather Denzel Taylor

Wed
17
Mar

CLIFFORD SCOTT GURLEY

CLIFFORD SCOTT GURLEY

Graveside Services honoring the life of Clifford Scott Gurley will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 20, 2021 at Bethel Cemetery in Logansport, Louisiana. Officiating the service will be Rev. Nancy Wofford.

Scott was born on September 3, 1970 in Shreveport, Louisiana to Robert Glenn Gurley, Sr. and Carol Lea Edwards Gurley. He entered into eternal rest on March 12, 2021, in Jefferson, Louisiana.

Scott was co-owner of Eagle Bail Bonds in Mansfield, Louisiana.

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