Obituaries

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09
Jan
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William “Bill” Curtis Turner

Mon
30
Dec
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Sister Willie Bessie Simpson

On this day we celebrated the life of Sister Willie Bessie Simpson (Atkins), born on March 10, 1944 to the daughter of the late Foster Lee Atkins and Ophelia Atkins. At a young age, she Friendship Baptist Church and  has remained true to her faith. Willie attended public schools of DeSoto Parish including Johnson Elementary and DeSoto High School, graduating class of 1963. In December 1969 she was united in Holy Matrimony to the late Brother Wade Simpson where they lived in South Mansfield and to this union were five children She was preceded in death by her parents Foster Lee Atkins and Ophelia Atkins; her loving 
husband Wade Simpson; one great grandchild Johnathan Jenkins III; three brothers Cuttee Atkins, Foster Lee Atkins, Jr., David Atkins, Jr. and one sister
Darlene Blake. She leaves to cherish her memories: five children Alvin Atkins (Lamar), Evette White, La Shaun Williams (Michael) all of Oklahoma, Angela Hewitt
Mon
30
Dec
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Charles Mickey Madden

Charles Mickey Madden, 81, passed away on December 22, 2013 in Shreveport, LA. A memorial service honoring the life of Mickey was held at 2:00 PM on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at Antioch Baptist Church in Mansfield, LA. Mickey was born in Danville, AR to Granville and Sarah Taylor Madden. During his life he had the honor to play ball with the New York Yankees for 2 years. He worked at International Paper Company for  41 years as a Maintenance Coordinator. Preceding Mickey in death were his parents; one son; two sisters; and four brothers. Those left behind to cheris his memory are his wife of 45 years June Madden; three daughters; 6 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren; and one brother.
 
 
Mon
30
Dec
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Matthew Earl Pilley

Services for Matthew Earl Pilley, 40 of Irving, Texas were held at 11 am, Saturday, December 28, 2013 at the Kilpatrick’s Rose-Neath Chapel, Logansport, LA. Burial followed at 2:30 PM, Saturday at Shiloh Methodist Cemetery in Jefferson Texas. Officiating was be Rev. Lance Cypert, Pastor of First Baptist Church Logansport. Matthew was born on December 13, 1973 in Irving, Texas. He was a graduate of Nimitz High School in Irving, Texas and was a truck driver for Lovan Industries, Inc.
Matthew is survived by his parents, Billy E. Pilley & Annie Owen Pilley, Logansport, La., 2 sisters, Laticia Bomar & husband Dwayn of Center, Texas and Sheri Hutto & husband Kevin also of Center, Texas. Honoring Matthew as pallbearers were Frank Maguna, Jesse Maguna, Tracy Pate, George Owen & David Ross.
 
 
Tue
24
Dec
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Betty L. Parker

Thu
19
Dec
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Eugene Parke Cowdin, Sr

Thu
19
Dec
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Roosevelt “Rooster” Humbers

Born January 30, 1948 in Sulligent, AL. Died December 9, 2013 in Grand Cane, LA. Proceeded in death by his mother Nora Guyton and father Frank Humbers. Survived by wife of 27 years Doris. Sister Patricia Madden and Brothers Steve, Terry and Frankie Humbers and their spouses. Daughters and their spouses Wendy and Ray Kangas and Stephanie and Tim Williams. Sons Michael, Jason, Tony and Cody Humbers and their spouses. 16 grandchildren and 1 great-granddaughter and numerous nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews. “Rooster” retired from Desoto Police Jury “road crew” after 8 years. He also was a foreman on the Singleton ranches in New Mexico for numerous years. He won All Around Cowboy in the 1969 rodeo in Alabama. Memorial services were held December 11, 2013 at the Grand Cane Baptist Church 1008 5th St, Grand Cane, LA from 2-3pm.
Thu
19
Dec
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Eldon Ray Hendrix II “Skip”

Wed
11
Dec
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Patsy Bufkin McKinnon

Patsy Marie McKinnon passed away Thursday, December 5, 2013. Patsy was born January 28, 1956 to Plummer Bufkin, Jr. and Elvie Ruth Adams Bufkin. Visitation began at 12 Noon, on Saturday, December 7, 2013 at Rose-Neath in Mansfield, LA. Services followed at 2:00 PM in the Chapel. Internment was at
Wallace Cemetery in the Wallace Community. Patsy was preceded in death by her son; Joseph I. McKinnon, father; Plummer Bufkin, Jr., maternal grandparents; Jimmy Adams and Susie Adams Clanton, paternal grandparents; Plummer and Velma Bufkin. She is survived by her husband of 41 years, Chuck McKinnon; her mother Elvie Adams Bufkin; daughter Brandy R. McKinnon; sister Linda Cordova and husband Bobby; brother Harvey Ray Allen and wife Betty and also
numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and friends. 
 
 
Wed
11
Dec
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Ruby Faye Morris

Funeral services for Ruby Faye Morris, 91, will be held at 12:00 noon Thursday, December 12, 2013 at Rose-Neath’s Southside Funeral Home. Officiating will be Rev. Buck Furlow. Interment will follow in Forest Park West Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be Wednesday, December 11, 2013 from 5:00 till 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Ruby was born on January 6, 1922 to James and Fannie Buckner. She passed away in Shreveport on December 8, 2013. She is preceded in death by her husband; Stewart Jarrell Morris, her parents, daughter; Marilyn Elizabeth, grandchildren; Summer Lynn Morris, Michael James 

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