Obituaries

Wed
10
Dec

Buddy Cordova

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Services for Buddy Cordova, 78 was held 2:00 PM at First Baptist Church in Logansport, LA with Reverend Lance Cypert officiating. Burial followed at Chreene Cemetery. The family received friends at Rose-Neath Funeral
Home in Logansport on Wednesday, December 3, 2014. Buddy was born December 11, 1935 in Grand Cane to Alton and Nellie English Cordova and passed away at his residence in Grand Cane. He was a member of First
Baptist Church in Logansport. Preceding Buddy in death was his first wife Emma Ruth Mathews;  parents Alton and Nellie English  Cordova; grandchildren Joshua Stone and Nacole Cordova; and brother-in-law John Hughes.
Wed
10
Dec
Wed
10
Dec

Jesse James Webb

Jesse James Webb, Jr., 78 years of age, entered eternal rest on November 27, 2014. He was born in 1936 in Longstreet, LA. He graduated from LSU in 1975 with a B.S. in Industrial Arts. He taught industrial arts in various educational settings. Those left to cherish his memory include his loving and devoted wife, Jeanette Doles Webb; one daughter, Paula Webb McNeely of Natchitoches, LA; three sons, James E. Webb and his wife Eunice of
Longview, TX, Michael Webb and his wife Darla of Natchitoches, LA, and David Webb of Arlington, LA; and, his grandchildren, Michael Alan Webb, Christian Swacker, Dylan Webb, Kathryn McNeely, Kaleigh Webb, Rebekah Webb, and Leanna Webb. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jesse James Webb, Sr. and Fayrine Hanson Webb. Jesse encouraged and inspired those around him to discover their artistic talents. Throughout his life,
Wed
03
Dec

John McDonald, Jr

Funeral services honoring the life of John McDonald, Jr. were held at 1:00 PM on Saturday, November 29, 2014 at Rose-Neath Chapel in Mansfield, LA. John was born on February 5, 1951 to his parents John Wilson  McDonald, Sr. and Mary Elizabeth Lowe McDonald. He is preceded in death by his parents John, Sr. and Mary McDonald and brother-in-law Herman William Nussman. John is survived by his sister Linda Nussman; step sisters, Gay Nell May and husband Frank, Joann Prince; step brothers, Richard Booker and wife Jackie, Rowland Booker, Jackie Dale Booker, Johnny Ray Booker and wife Sue,Earl Booker and wife Amanda; nieces, Mary McDonald and 
husband Bradley, Wilson Baker and wife Tricia, Jay Baker and wife Brenda, Sonny Nussman and wife Robin, Rose “Doddie” Kemper and husband KD, Sarah NussmanGremillion and Fiancé Billy  Murphy, Eddie Nussman.
Wed
26
Nov

Mr. John Sexton, Sr.

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Mr. John Sexton, Sr. passed away November 15, 2014, at the age of 79, after suffering from a long illness. Services were held at 1:00 p.m. Monday, November 17, 2014 at Rose-Neath Funeral Home Chapel in Mansfield LA. 
Visitation was from 11 a.m. until service time at 1:00 p.m. Monday, Rose-Neath Mansfield. John was born on June 29, 1935 in Fouke, AR. He retired from Willamette Industries after 40 years in the paper mill industry. He loved to hunt, fish, and dance the two-step. John was preceded in death by his parents Harvey and Lilly Mae Sexton of Mansfield, LA and his brothers Warren and Harold Sexton. He is survived by his sons John William, Jr. "Bill" and his
wife Beneta, Derryl Sexton, Greg Sexton, Randall Sexton and his wife Sarah, his daughter Rachel and her husband Ben Endsley. He is also survived by 12 grandchildren and three great grandchildren, relatives and friends.
Wed
19
Nov

Michael Clark Mathis

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Michael Clark Mathis, 74, passed away peacefully in his sleep in the early morning hours of November 13, 2014. Born in Lafayette, LA on September 28, 1940, Mike was a beloved son,  husband, father, Pepaw, uncle,  storyteller, Boy Scout, handyman, fisherman and practical genius. Michael attended Mansfield High School,  where he was a star athlete and  part of the four man team that broke the state record in the mile relay. He was an Eagle Scout, member of the Order of the Arrow, and a Boy Scout Leader, attending the World Jamboree with his troop. In Mansfield, he met and married the love of his life, Lynda Sue Evans, and then attended Louisiana Tech
University, where his relay team set several state records that remained unbroken for decades He was an avid camper and fisherman, and he especially enjoyed bass fishing. He taught his children to love the outdoors
Wed
19
Nov

Dr. Arthur Fox, Sr.

Dr. Arthur Fox, Sr. formerly of Mansfield, Louisiana and Joaquin, Texas, a Veteran of the Korean War, died on Veteran’s Day (11/11/14) in Littleton, Colorado. Funeral services were held on Monday, November 17, 2014 at  4:00PM at  St. Andrew United Methodist Church, 9293 South University, Highland Ranch in Colorado. His wife, Rev. Dr. Frances Sudds Fox ,and family reside in Colorado. Arrangements were handled through Pitkins Braswell Funeral Home 6601 East Colfax in Denver, Colorado. Phone number for the funeral home is 303-996-0869. 
Wed
19
Nov

Marlene Dearman

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Funeral services honoring the life of Marlene Dearman were held at 3:00 PM on Friday, November 14, 2014 at Magnolia Baptist Church in Hunter Community, LA. Interment followed at Magnolia Cemetery in Hunter Community, LA. Visitation was on Thursday, November 13, 2014 from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM at Rose-Neath Mansfield Chapel in Mansfield, Louisiana. Marlene was born on February 15, 1935 to her parents Melvin and Juanita Bossier. She is preceded in death by her husband Rayford Elias Dearman; parents Robert Melvin Bossier and Drucie Juanita Smith Bossier. Marlene is survived by her sons, Rayford L. Dearman and wife Jennifer of Converse, Louisiana, Jimmy Dearman and wife Cissy of Hunter, Louisiana; grandchildren, Lindsay Kate Carpenter and husband Clay of Converse, Louisiana, Kristin Leigh Dearman of Hunter, Louisiana, and Robert Dearman of Converse, Louisiana.
Wed
12
Nov

Alice Joy Malmay

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funeral service honoring the life of Alice Joy Malmay 64 of Zwolle, LA was held on Thursday, November 6, 2014 at 11:00am in the Rose-Neath Logansport Chapel. Rev. Jerry Penfield and Rev. Vernon Stephenson officiated. Interment followed in the Joaquin Cemetery. Alice was born in Logan, Texas on June 25, 1950. She entered into eternal rest on November 3, 2014 at Cornerstone Hospital in Bossier City, LA. She was preceded in death by her parents Monroe and Norcel McAllister Dickerson; brother Bobby Joe Dickerson; and son Eddie Dean Malmay. She is survived by her husband of 34 years Edward Malmay, Jr.; sons James Clinton Wells and wife Kathi, Michael Aaron Malmay; daughter Tina Lynn Malmay; grandchildren Wendy Kincel, Marty Self, Matthew Self, Brett Colton Wells, Brittany Wells, Brittaney Cantillo; 8 great-grandchildren; sisters Ida Mae Emerson and husband
Wed
12
Nov

Hattie Nelwyn “Nel” Adams

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Funeral services honoring the life of Hattie Nelwyn “Nel” Adams, 84, were held at 2:00 PM, November 6, 2014, at Beulah Baptist Church in the Lula Community, with Reverend David Permenter officiating. Burial followed at  Beulah Cemetery. The family received friends at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Mansfield on Wednesday, November 5, 2014 from 5:00 until 9:00 PM. Nel was born in the Lula Community to Claude and Mary Smith Hamilton and went to be with the Lord in Mansfield, LA. She was a member of Beulah Baptist Church where she enjoyed singing in the choir. Nel loved spending time with her family. Some of the highlights of her life were playing the piano and working in her rose garden. Riding four wheelers with her family brought her happiness. Preceding Nel in death were her husband Ray Adams; parents Claude and Mary Smith Hamilton; sisters Claudine

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