Obituaries

Wed
18
Mar

Roy A. Love Sr.

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Roy A. Love, Sr. age 61 diedMarch 13, 2015. He was bornNovember 19, 1953 in Johnson City,TN. Services honoring Roy Love, Sr.were at 2:00 PM, Tuesday, March 17,2015 at Rose-Neath Funeral Home inMansfield where Reverend SkipNoble officiated. Burial followed inMansfield Cemetery in Mansfield.The family received friends at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Mansfield onMonday, March 16, 2015 from 5:00until 9:00 PM. Roy worked several years forKellogg Brown and Root, and laterfor International Paper. Roy was an avid outdoorsman who loved to fish andhunt. He was well known for his quick wit and funny stories. He was preceded in death by his mother Beulah Love, sisters, EulaMullins and Louise Cook, and brothers, Harry Logan and Gary Love Sr.Also by father-in-laws Sidney Reeves and Red McDonald and brother-in-law Mike Reeves, Sr.

Wed
18
Mar

William Leigh (Doc) Dillard, M.D.

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Funeral services celebrating thelife of Leigh (Doc) Dillard, 67, willbe held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday,March 18, 2015 at First BaptistChurch in Mansfield. Officiatingwill be Thumper Miller. Visitationwill be held from 5 pm to 8 pm, onTuesday, March 17, 2015 at Rose-Neath Funeral Home, in Mansfield. William Leigh Dillard was bornon April 7, 1947, in Pontotoc, MS,to Hayden and Virginia Dillard. Hepassed away suddenly on Saturday,March 14, 2015, in Mansfield, LA atDeSoto Regional Health Systems.Leigh graduated from PontotocHigh School in 1965. He lettered infootball and baseball all four years, basketball for 3 years, and track. Heserved on Student Council as vice-president, Beta Club, Quill andScroll, and Glee Club. His calling was to be a small town physician, where his caring naturecould help others in difficult times.

Thu
12
Mar

Harvey Holman Samuels, Jr.

A memorial service for Harvey Holman Samuels, Jr. was held at Christ Memorial Episcopal Church in Mansfield, Saturday, March 7, 2015 at two o’clock in Mansfield, LA. Visitation preceded at 12:30. Harvey was born December 19, 1928 in Mansfield to Sara Lillian “Jack and Harvey Holman Samuels. He died peacefully on Tuesday, March 3. Harvey was a veteran who served in the U.S. Navy. He graduated from Mansfield High School, attended LSU Baton Rouge where he joined Kappa Alpha Fraternity, Centenary College of Louisiana, and graduated from Northwestern State University in Natchitoches. He worked with his father in the wholesale petroleum business. He was a member of Christ Memorial Episcopal Church where he formerly had served as a vestryman, and of the Mansfield Gold and Country Club. He was also a member of the Mansfield rotary Club and formerly a President of the same. He was preceded in death by his parents, mother-in-law Sarah “Sally” Wemple, father-in-law Maj. Andrew J.

Thu
12
Mar

Pauline Skinner Turner

After 87 years, PaulineSkinner Turner died early in themorning of March 9th fromcomplications following a heartattack that occurred a few weeksearlier. She spent her lastevening listening to music in thepresence of her family andpassed peacefully. She was a retired RN,graduating from the CharitySchool of Nursing, worked inseveral of the area hospitals, andbrought many new lives into theworld. In addition to herimmediate family she helpedothers as often as she was able,affecting the lives of everyonethat she came into contact with. Pauline was married to JamesDouglas Turner for nearly fortyyears until his passing in 1988.She is survived by four children,a brother and three sisters, ahost of nieces, nephews, andcousins, a few grand and great-grand children, and friends. We will gather at the Bethelcemetery on Bethel road inLogansport, La. to rememberPauline and say our goodbyes at10:30 on March 14th.

Thu
12
Mar

Emmett Lee Houston

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Funeral services honoring thelife of Emmett Lee Houston, 87,were Wednesday, March 4 at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Mansfieldwith Father Matthew Longofficiating.Burial followed inCarmel Cemetery.Lee was born in Mansfield toJulius and Ida Houston. He was amember of St. Joseph CatholicChurch in Mansfield.Preceding Lee in death were hisparents, Julius and Ida Houston;sisters, Ruby Houston, EthelMoreno, Palma Procell, GraceGathright and Mattie Taylor;brothers, Jack Houston, BenHouston, Cisco Houston and JohnHouston.Those left behind to cherish hismemory are his wife, JudyHouston; Son Gary Houston;brother, Roy Houston; specialnephew, Larry Procell and wifeSammie; special great niece,Melissa Procell Walker andhusband Steven; and a host of othernieces, nephews and family.Honoring the life of Emmett aspallbearers were Steven Walker,Stephen Jones, Thomas Taylor,Albert Houston, Wayne Morenoand Charlie Houston. Honorary pallbearers were JoeBailey, Roy Houston, Bobby Averittand Eli Sanders.

Thu
12
Mar

Judith Lynn Henry

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Memorial services for JudithLynn Henry were held Monday,March 9, 2015, at SouthsideBaptist Church where visitationwas from 11:00 to 11:30 withservices at 11:30 in Mansfield,LA with Rev. Larry Pridmoreofficiated. Judy went to be withour heavenly father onWednesday, March 4, 2015 aftera brief illness.Judy was born on October 19,1943 to Therman and VeunaMae Boswell. She was ahomemaker and dedicated to herfamily and friends. She enjoyedspending time with her family,sewing, reading, painting,traveling, and being outdoors.Her parents, Therman andVeuna Mae Boswell, precededher in death.

Thu
12
Mar

William Alton “Bill” Hatcher

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Born November 9, 1946,passed away suddenly on March3, 2015 in Webster, TX at theage of 68. Memorial serviceswill be held at the Logansportriverfront on Saturday, March14, 2015 at 10am. Daddy Bill was anoutdoorsman and a typical ol’country boy. He lovedbullriding, racing fast cars (theBlue Goose), hunting, fishing,gardening, and just buildingthings!!! But most of all, DaddyBill loved his family!!He is preceded in death by hisfather, Ivan Travis Hatcher, andgrandparents, Dick and NettieMatthews-Heard and Tom andGinnie Hatcher, all fromLogansport, LA.Left to cherish his wonderfulmemories, is his wife of 45 yearsJudy Harvey Hatcher. Hisdaughter, Billie Jean and son-in-law, Michael Hughes. His son,Travis Jay Hatcher anddaughter-in-law Amy.Grandchildren, Destini, Jalyn,Tyler, Jacob, Alyssa, Selbi,Dylan, and Cannon GreatGranddaughter, Kylee Jean (hisbear). Mother, Bessie JeanMalone and sisters, Pam, CarolSue, and Joye. Sister-in-law,Patsy and brother-in-laws,Glenn and Dennis.

Wed
04
Mar

Gloria Jean Pierce Schmidt

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Memorial services for Mrs. Gloria Pierce Schmidt, 84, were held Saturday, February 28, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. in the chapel at Broadmoor United Methodist Church where Dr. Greg Davis and Rev. Kathy Wafer officiated. The family welcomed guests for visitation from 9:00 a.m. until time of service. Interment followed on the grounds of Mansfield Cemetery, Mansfield, LA. Mrs. Schmidt was born October 27, 1930 in Bastrop, LA to the late Willie and Stella M. Pierce. She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Mansfield until moving to Shreveport and joining Broadmoor United Methodist Church in 2002. Mrs. Schmidt was a graduate of Southeastern University. She was very proud to be the first person in her family to graduate from college. She taught elementary school for 12 years. She retired for good in 1968, when she married Joe Schmidt. Preceding her death were her parents and her husband of 46 years, Joe Bond Schmidt, Jr., who died January 22, 2015. Mrs.

Wed
04
Mar

Virginia Goodman Dillard

Virginia Goodman Dillard passed away February 27, 2015 at NMMC Hospice. She was born April 23, 1920 in Iuka, Mississippi to Walter Leigh and Blanche Hill Goodman; she was 94. Services were held at First Baptist Church in Pontotoc on Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. with Brother Mickey Gentry, Minister of Music/ Senior Adults as minister. Burial followed in the Pontotoc Memorial Gardens, with Browning Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements. Virginia grew up and was educated in Iuka, Mississippi. After graduating high school as Salutatorian in her class, she moved to Tupelo to attend business college. A beauty with an unusually warm and lyrical singing voice who contended in the Miss Mississippi pageant, Virginia sang with a local orchestra at the Hotel Tupelo in her spare time. While in school Virginia met and later married Hayden “Speck” Dillard from Pontotoc, Mississippi. The couple moved to Pontotoc where they lived until their marriage was interrupted by World War II.

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