Obituaries

Wed
27
Feb
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ROBERT ANDY SMITH

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Mansfield, LA

Funeral services honoring the life of Robert Andy Smith, 67, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, February 26, 2019, at Rose-Neath Chapel in Mansfield, LA with Rev. Al Sale officiating. Burial will follow at Sloan Cemetery in Mansfield, LA. The family will receive friends at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Mansfield, LA on Monday, February 25, 2019, from 5 p.m. till 8 p.m.

Robert was born July 19, 1951 in Mansfield, LA and entered into rest on February 22, 2019 in Shreveport, LA. He was owner/operator of Smith Accounting Services locating in Mansfield for 39 years. He was preceded in death by his parents Robert Lee Smith, Jr. and Louise Oldham Smith.

Wed
13
Feb
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LESLIE ERIN EASON NORVELL

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Mansfield, LA

Funeral services honoring the life of Leslie Erin Eason Norvell, 37, was held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, February 9, 2019, at Rose-Neath Chapel in Mansfield, LA with Minister Fred Jones and Gary Evans officiating. Burial followed at Pollard Cemetery in Mansfield, LA. The family received friends at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Mansfield, LA on Saturday, February 9, 2019, from 11 a.m. until time of service.

Leslie was born July 29, 1981 in Shreveport, LA and entered into rest on February 5, 2019. She was preceded in death by her father, John Terrel Eason; paternal grandparents, Johnie and Joyce Johniken Eason; and maternal grandparents, W. Colvin and Mary Garrett Boyt.

Those left behind to cherish her memory are mother and step-father, Sherri and Buford Rascoe of Converse, LA and son Caleb Matthew Eason Crawford of Bossier City, LA.

Wed
06
Feb
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DORIS BELLO

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Gloster, LA

Doris Elizabeth Dowden Bello, 93, passed away on Saturday, February 2, 2019 due to a long well lived life. Doris was born on December 24, 1925 to Alton and Stella Dowden. She graduated from Hornbeck High School and attended Draughn’s Business College in Houston, Texas.

Doris was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Louise F. Bello; parents, Alton and Stella Dowden, three brothers, Marlin, Billie and Charles and sister, Maura Jane Dowden. She is survived by one brother, Ronald L. Dowden Sr. of Newnan, Georgia and numerous nieces and nephews, Deborah Dees, Gerald Dowden, Douglas Dowden, J. Michael Dowden, Suzanne Dilsaver, Jana Johns, Pamela G. Snyder, Ronald L. Dowden Jr., Donna Sue Smith and Joseph Dowden.

Wed
06
Feb
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LUCILLE S. TERRELL

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Mansfield, LA

Lucille “Lucy” S. Terrell was born March 20, 1944 in Converse, LA to Edward and Myrtle Everitt Simpson and entered into rest on January 30, 2019. She was a loving mother, sister and grandmother.

Preceding Lucy in death were her parents; husband, Jerry Wayne Terrell; sisters, Pat Simpson, Myrtle Faye Simpson; brothers, Bobby Simpson, Buddy Simpson; maternal grandparents; paternal grandparents; and grandson, Trent Mann.

Wed
30
Jan
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HENRY JIMMY JACKSON

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Mansfield, La

Funeral services honoring the life of Retired Mansfield Fire Chief Henry “Jimmy” Jackson, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 30, 2019, at Noble Baptist Church, Noble LA with Reverend Jimmy Price officiating. Interment will follow at Pelican Cemetery in Pelican, LA. The family will receive friends at Noble Baptist Church on Wednesday, January 30, 2019, from 12:00 p.m. until time of service.

Henry was born April 3, 1938 in Mansfield, LA to Charlie and Cora Woods Jackson and entered into rest on January 26, 2019, in Shreveport, LA. He retired after 41 years of service from the Mansfield Fire Department serving 6 years prior to his retirement in 2004 as fire chief.

Wed
30
Jan
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.

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