Obituaries

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Melveana Gates Vines

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Patsy A. McMillan

Patsy A. McMillan passed away on February 6, 2014 in Alexandria, LA. She was born on May 12, 1943 in Pelican, LA., to Jimmy Rube Jamerson and Ethel Alford Jamerson. She is survived by her son Daniel “Dan” McMillan, Jr. and wife Paula; daughter Kathie Bryant and partner Jean Howell; sister Barbara Graves and grandchildren Tyler McMillan, Harleigh McMillan, Jordy Billadeaux and Brionne Billadeaux. Patsy is preceded in death by her
parents Jimmy Rube Jamerson and Ethel Alford Jamerson; husband Daniel Alexander McMillan, Jr.; two sisters Aggie “Corine” Hunt and Christine Harrison; eight brothers, Foster Wedgeworth, Hubby Jamerson, Jerry “Dean”
Jamerson, Jesmel Collum, Jimmy O’Neal Jamerson, Curtis Wedgeworth, George “Willard” Wedgeworth, and Pelmer Jackson. A Memorial service will be held 2:00 PM Thursday, February 13, 2014 at the Rose-Neath Funeral
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Reverend Edmund A. “Larry” Niehoff

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Father Edmund A. “Larry” Niehoff, a priest of the Diocese of Shreveport, died in Shreveport on January 27, 2014. Father Niehoff was born in Chicago, Illinois on November 16, 1937, to Edmund Hammill Niehoff and Ann Felice (Malakas) Niehoff. He attended Loras College in Dubuque, Iowa for two years. In August 1957 he entered the Novitiate of the Order of Preachers (Dominicans) in Winona, Minnesota. In 1958, he began studies in philosophy at the Priory and College of St. Thomas and St. Dominic in River Forest, Illinois, where he received a B.A. in Philosophy. In 1961 he began his theological studies at St. Rose Priory/Aquinas Institute of Theology in Dubuque, Iowa. He was ordained to the Roman Catholic priesthood by Archbishop James J. Byrne of Dubuque on April 18, 1964. This year Father Niehoff would have celebrated his golden jubilee as a priest. Visitation was held on
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Reverend Edmund A. “Larry” Niehoff

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Father Edmund A. “Larry” Niehoff, a priest of the Diocese of Shreveport, died in Shreveport on January 27, 2014. Father Niehoff was born in Chicago, Illinois on November 16, 1937, to Edmund Hammill Niehoff and Ann Felice (Malakas) Niehoff. He attended Loras College in Dubuque, Iowa for two years. In August 1957 he entered the Novitiate of the Order of Preachers (Dominicans) in Winona, Minnesota. In 1958, he began studies in philosophy at the Priory and College of St. Thomas and St. Dominic in River Forest, Illinois, where he received a B.A. in Philosophy. In 1961 he began his theological studies at St. Rose Priory/Aquinas Institute of Theology in Dubuque, Iowa. He was ordained to the Roman Catholic priesthood by Archbishop James J. Byrne of Dubuque on April 18, 1964. This year Father Niehoff would have celebrated his golden jubilee as a priest. Visitation was held on
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Marcielle Middlebrooks Pruitt

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Marcielle was born in Bastrop, LA, to Milton and Willie Jefcoat Middlebrooks on June 3, 1926, and passed away on January 22, 2014 in Shreveport, LA. She lived in Bastrop and raised three children as a single parent, and worked as a legal secretary. She married James Everett Pruitt in 1975, and moved to Kaufman, TX, where she worked for several attorneys in Kaufman and Dallas until she retired. She moved to Mansfield, LA, in 2007,
after her husband's death. She was a member of Mansfield Faith Tabernacle Assembly of God, and worked for two years as a teacher at Faith Tabernacle Academy. She loved God, her church, and her family, and enjoyed cooking and sharing meals with all of them. She was preceded in death by her husband James Everett Pruitt and son Kenneth Wayne Pruitt. She is survived by two daughters, Linette James Holdiness (& fiance Jerry
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Tommy R. McElwee

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Graveside services for Tommy R. McElwee, 61, was held Wednesday, February 5, 2014 at 2:00 PM at SpringRidge Cemetery, Pleasant Hill, LA with Reverend Olan McLaren officiating. The family received friends at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Logansport, LA, on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 from 5:00 until 9:00 PM. Tommy was born August 18, 1952 in Natchitoches, LA to Archie and Juanita McElwee and passed away January 31, 2014 in
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Gena "Penny" Rae Wheless Evans

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Gena "Penny" Rae Wheless Evans, 55, passed away at her home in Mayetta, Kansas on January 28, 2014 Penny was born in Shreveport, Louisiana on September 15, 1958. She is survived by her two Sons, Jeffrey "Bo" Wheless and wife Sherri of Mayetta,Ks. and Jimmy Evans of Mayetta,Ks. Mother, Mary Darlene Cook of Mansfield, La. Sister, Charlotte Wheless Manshack of Logansport, La. two Brothers, Michael Wheless and wife Lillian of Logansport,La. and Darrell Wheless of Mena, Ark. and two grandson's Josh, and Tristan. Many Nieces and Nephews. Penny is preceded in death by an infant sister and her father Ray "Fats" Wheless. A Private Memorial will be set at a later date
 
 
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Fred L. Binning

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Funeral services honoring the life of Fred L. Binning, 80, were held 2:30 PM, Sunday, February 2, 2014 at Rose-Neath Funeral Home Chapel in Mansfield, LA with Reverend Ken Norton officiating assisted by Reverend Jacqueline King. Burial followed in Highland Cemetery. The family received friends at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Mansfield, LA on Saturday, February 1, 2014 from 5:00 until 8:00 PM. Fred was born in Mansfield, LA
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Dr. David R. Rougeau

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Lucille Harvey

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