Obituaries

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17
Mar

MARY LOUISE SWANSON SPANN UNDERWOOD

MARY LOUISE SWANSON SPANN UNDERWOOD
MARY LOUISE SWANSON SPANN UNDERWOOD

Mary Louise Swanson Spann Underwood, aged 95, passed away 3/13/2021 in Little Rock, AR. She was born 1/13/1926 in a small sawmill town, Hicksbaugh, Texas, to Annie Will Robertson Swanson and Benjamin Franklin Swanson. Mary instilled in her children a love of nature. She loved bird watching, hiking, camping, and nature photography. Mary was active in the Sierra Club and a member of the Unitarian Universalist Church.

She is survived by her children Henry Thompson “Hank” Spann, Jr., and his wife Sue, Nita Margaret Spann, and Anna Spann Moses, and her husband James; her grandchildren Kate Moses, Valerie Lidona, Annette Spann Barton and her husband Bradley, and Anthony Spann; her great-grandchildren Blake, Brigham, and Bryce Barton; her nephews John Swanson and his wife Pat, William Casey Swanson, and Scott Swanson and his wife Betsy; her niece Fran Swanson Sestak; and numerous other relatives and friends.

Thu
11
Mar

LINDA GAYLE SPEARS SEBREN

LINDA GAYLE SPEARS SEBREN

Mrs. Linda Gayle Spears Sebren, 77 years old, of Noble, Louisiana, entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, after a hard fought seven-year battle with ovarian cancer.

Funeral services celebrating her life were held at 2:00 P.M., Saturday, March 6, 2021, at First Baptist Church of Zwolle, 2501 Port Arthur Street, Zwolle, Louisiana. Officiating the service was Bro. Jerry Penfield and Bro. Marty Williams. Visitation with the family was on Friday, March 5, 2021, from 5:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at Rose-Neath Funeral Home, 943 Polk Street, Mansfield, Louisiana.

Linda was born on July 18, 1943, to Ellis and Gladys Spears of Mansfield, Louisiana. While growing up in Mansfield, she was involved in numerous organizations and activities where her sweet personality left a lasting impression on those around her. After graduating from Mansfield High School, Linda went on to study at Northwestern State University.

Thu
11
Mar

BILLY “SWEET” RANDALL LOVE

BILLY “SWEET” RANDALL LOVE

Funeral Services honoring the life of Bill “Sweet” Love were held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, March 9, 2021 at Rose-Neath Funeral Home, 943 Polk St., Mansfield, Louisiana. The visitation was held on Monday, March 8, 2021 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Interment followed at the Union Springs Cemetery in Converse, Louisiana. Officiating the service will be Brother Toby Shaw.

Sweet was born on December 14, 1957 in Port Arthur, Texas to Will Roe and Lora Mae Worsham Love. He entered into eternal rest on March 4, 2021, at his home in Converse, Louisiana, surrounded by his loving family.

Sweet loved spending time with his family and friends. He loved the times spent singing and jamming to music with his buddies, watching LSU sports and was an avid hunter and fisherman. Sweet was a one-of-a-kind individual, who will truly be missed. He never met a stranger. He would give anyone the shirt off his back. To know Sweet, was to love him.

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11
Mar

TERRY JO “TERI” FOWLER HAWSEY

TERRY JO “TERI” FOWLER HAWSEY

Funeral services honoring the life Terry Jo Hawsey, “Teri”, were held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at Rose-Neath Logansport Chapel in Logansport, Louisiana. Officiating the service was Rev. Lee McClintock. A visitation was held at 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. also at Rose-Neath Logansport Chapel.

Teri was born on February 8, 1960 in Alexandria, Louisiana to Will Davis Fowler and Nancy Jo Shiftlett Fowler. She entered into eternal rest on March 1, 2021 in Shreveport, Louisiana.

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11
Mar

LORETTA TAYLOR MCGUIRT

LORETTA TAYLOR MCGUIRT

Loretta McGuirt, 89, of Logansport, Louisiana, passed away Saturday, March 6, 2021, in Shreveport, Louisiana.

Funeral service were held at 11:30 a.m., Monday, March 8, 2021, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with visitation beginning at 10:00 a.m. Bro. Joe Walker officiated. Interment followed at Willow Grove Cemetery in Joaquin.

Born November 26, 1931, in Center, Loretta is the daughter of the late Howard Joe Taylor and Eva S. Stanley Taylor. Her hobbies included reading, gardening, and flowers. Loretta was a member of Logansport Missionary Baptist Church in Logansport, Louisiana.

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11
Mar

EUDIE SCOTT WADKINS

EUDIE SCOTT WADKINS

Graveyard services for Eudie Scott Wadkins were held on February 12, 2021 at 10:30 A.M with Terrell Scott officiating. Mrs. Wadkins passed away on February 10, 2021 at Desoto Regional Hospital. Mrs. Wadkins worked many years at Desoto Regional Hospital as a registered nurse. She was also a former EMT instructor.

Mrs. Wadkins was born on January 21, 1938 in Fryer Texas to Joseph Anderson and Eudie Flanagan Scott. She was predeceased by her husband of 59 years Obbie Wadkins and one brother Raymond Scott. .

Wed
24
Feb

NORMAN ARBUCKLE

NORMAN ARBUCKLE

Funeral services honoring the life of Norman Arbuckle were held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, February 26, 2021 at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Logansport, Louisiana. Presiding over the service were Rev. Nancy Wofford and retired DeSoto Parish Sheriff Rodney Arbuckle, who was Norman’s nephew. A visitation was held at 12:00 p.m. on Friday prior to service.

Norman was born on June 7, 1935 in Fitch Town, Oklahoma to Jess Arbuckle and Addie Alexander Arbuckle. He entered into eternal rest on February 19, 2021 in Shreveport, Louisiana.

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24
Feb

CHARLES “NUBBIN” SMITH

CHARLES “NUBBIN” SMITH

Funeral services honoring the life of Charles “Nubbin” Smith were held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 20, 2021 at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Mansfield, Louisiana. Officiating the service was Rev. Chucky Clark. A visitation will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday prior to service.

Nubbin was born on November 5, 1935 in Converse, Louisiana to Elvin Marvin Smith and Mildred Rachel Webb Smith. He entered into eternal rest on February 14, 2021 in Converse, Louisiana.

Wed
17
Feb

BETTIE KAY PURVIS GIMBERT

BETTIE KAY PURVIS GIMBERT

Mrs. Bettie Kay Purvis Gimbert passed peacefully to her reward on January 7th, 2021 at her home at Lake of the Pines, Marion Co. Texas.

Bettie was born in Florence, S.C. on August 16th, 1946 to Gerald and Annette Purvis. After World War II, Bettie’s family relocated to Mansfield, La where she graduated from Mansfield High School, then from Northwestern State College with a degree in education. Bettie taught in Campti, Grand Cane, and Shreveport, Louisiana. After moving to Texas, Bettie taught in Irving and Grapevine, teaching Texas History at Sam Houston Middle School in Irving and language arts at Heritage Middle School, where she retired in 2002. She was highly respected and loved by her peers and her students.

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17
Feb

KENNETH WAYNE HARVEY

KENNETH WAYNE HARVEY

Kenneth Wayne Harvey was born on March 2, 1947 to R.V. Harvey and Mary Frances Liles Harvey of Oak Grove, Louisiana, now Stanley, Louisiana. On February 6, 2021 God reached down his hand and took Kenneth to his eternal home in Heaven.

Funeral services honoring the life of Kenneth Wayne Harvey were held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 13, 2021 at First United Methodist Church in Logansport. Officiating the service was Rev. Delbert Terry and Rev. Nancy Wofford. Interment followed the service located at Bethel Cemetery in Logansport, Louisiana.

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