Obituaries

Wed
06
Jan

CONNIE JOYCE JACKSON COLLINS

CONNIE JOYCE JACKSON COLLINS

Connie Joyce Jackson Collins, 61, of Mansfield, Louisiana entered into eternal rest at Willis Knighton North Medical Center in Shreveport, Louisiana on December 22, 2020.

A graveside service was held at Shady Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery in Mansfield, Louisiana on Saturday, December 26, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. Officiating at the service was Rev. Anna Morris-Jackson (Wesley U.M.C. in Mansfield), with assistance from Rev. Emily L. Carroll (Shady Grove U.M.C.), along with local Pastors Ronnie Morris and Joe Wiggins.

Connie was born to the late Carl Roosevelt Jackson, Jr. and Oristene Brooks Jackson on August 12, 1959 in Mansfield, Louisiana. She was the eldest of three children born to this union.

For the last thirtynine years, she was the dedicated wife of Rev. Aaron Jerome Collins. To their devoted union three children were born: Christy Lynn, Timothy Carl and Jessica Rose.

Wed
06
Jan

CAROL GALLOWAY HUFF

CAROL GALLOWAY HUFF

Surrounded by her family, Carol Galloway Huff passed away peacefully on December 29, 2020. She was born February 6, 1938, in Afton, TX, to Robert Calvin Galloway and Barbara Liles Galloway. Carol graduated from Oak Grove (Stanley High School) Class of 1956. She earned a scholarship to Centenary College, but instead chose to marry the love of her life, Buford Lee Huff of Logansport, LA. They celebrated 64 happy years of marriage in November. Carol was a member of the North DeSoto Church of Christ where she was a lifelong Bible student. She shared her knowledge with others and led many to Christ. Her greatest legacy is her family. As a loving wife, tough love mother, and doting grandmother, Carol will be remembered for long nature walks in the woods and boisterous family Christmases. She was proud that her descendants could easily identify birds, flowers, and trees.

Wed
30
Dec

PAULINE M. GAMBLE

PAULINE M. GAMBLE

Pauline Marie Gamble, 73, of Grand Cane, Louisiana, passed away Wednesday, 23 December, 2020.

Pauline was born 26 November, 1947, to Bronson Hobby and Raye Morton Gamble. A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, January 9 with visitation held 10:00 a.m. at Roseneath Funeral Home in Mansfield, with the service beginning at 11:00 a.m. Interment will be held at Beulah Cemetery following the service.

The oldest of three children, “Big P” grew up in Mansfield, Louisiana, and attended school there, graduating from Mansfield High School as part of the Class of ‘65. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Northeast Louisiana University (now University of Louisiana at Monroe) and her master’s degree from Louisiana State University in Shreveport.

Tue
22
Dec

HERMAN PERRY LAFFITTE

HERMAN PERRY

Herman Perry Laffitte, age 74, died peacefully at Mansfield Nursing Center on Thursday, December 17, 2020.

A Private Mass of Christian Burial honoring the life of Herman Perry Laffitte was held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 19, 2020 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Mansfield, Louisiana. Officiating the funeral was Fr. John Paul Crispin. Interment was held at Carmel Catholic Cemetery in Carmel, Louisiana.

Perry was born on April 10, 1946 in Mansfield, Louisiana to Joseph Percy Laffitte and Mary Rambin Laffitte. He is the descendant of early settlers in DeSoto Parish. Perry served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. He will have full Military Honors at the graveside service.

Tue
22
Dec

DAVID F. EVANS

DAVID F. EVANS

A funeral service celebrating the life of David E Evans, was held at 11:00A.M., Friday, December 18, 2020 at Rose-Neath Funeral Home Chapel, 2500 Southside Drive, Shreveport, LA with Pastor Buddy Puryear, Bro Mike Hawkins and Bro Lee Simms officiated. Interment followed at Evergreen Cemetery in Frierson, LA. Visitation with family was Thursday, December 17, 2020 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Those attending practiced safe distancing and wore mask. Casual dress.

Wed
16
Dec

JOHN HENRY BRUMMETT

JOHN HENRY BRUMMETT

Funeral services honoring the life of John Henry Brummett, 81, were held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 15, 2020 at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Mansfield, Louisiana. Officiating the service was be Bro. Larry Lafitte. Visitation was held on Tuesday from 12:00 p.m. until the time of service. Interment was held at Grand Cane Cemetery in Grand Cane, Louisiana.

John was born on August 14, 1939 in Shreveport, Louisiana to Hervey Lott Brummett, Sr. and Beulah Edna Younger Brummett He entered into eternal rest on December 11, 2020 in Grand Cane, Louisiana.

John served in the United States Army. He was a dairy farmer and was also an avid gamecock fighter.

Preceding him in death are his parents, Hervey and Beulah Brummett; brother, H.L. Brummett, Jr.; sisters, Doris Simpson, Priscilla Parmer, and Nancy Burford.

Wed
16
Dec

SHARON ANN RAILEY HOLT

SHARON ANN RAILEY HOLT

Sharon Ann Railey Holt, 73, of Logansport, Louisiana passed away Friday, December 4, 2020, in Shreveport. Visitation were held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Sunday, December 6, 2020, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center, Texas. Funeral service were held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, December 7, 2020, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Frankie Mathis and Sister Melba Rodgers officiating. Interment followed at Willow Grove Cemetery in Shelby County.

Wed
16
Dec

EVA LAW GAMBLE

EVA LAW GAMBLE

Eva Lucille Law Gamble was born April 22, 1923 to Lon and Ruth Stewart Law in the Oak Grove community (now Stanley) and passed away peacefully in her home in Woodsprings Community out of Grand Cane on December 12, 2020.

Services were conducted at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Mansfield, LA. On Wednesday, December 16, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. with Bro. Wayne Roberts and Bro. Dean Register officiating. Visitation was held Tuesday, December 15, 2020 from 5:00-7:00. Please practice social distancing and wear masks.

Wed
09
Dec

SISTER DIANNE “COOKIE” MICHELLE STRATTON CARROLL

SISTER DIANNE “COOKIE” MICHELLE STRATTON CARROLL

Funeral Services honoring the life of Sister Dianne “Cookie” Michelle Stratton Carroll, of Holly, Louisiana is scheduled for Saturday, December 12, 2020, at St. Mark Baptist Church at 11:00 a.m. Officiating will be Rev. Paul Wilson, Sr. and Rev. Alvin Mays. Burial will follow at St. Mark Cemetery in Holly, Louisiana. Open visitation will be at Jenkins Funeral Home on Friday, December 11, 2020, from 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.

Dianne (Cookie) was born on August 1, 1951, in Houston, Texas to the late James (Jimbo) Stratton Sr. and Lizzie B. Fuller Stratton. Dianne entered into eternal rest on December 2, 2020, in Shreveport, Louisiana surrounded by her family. She grew up in the Holly community and graduated from Second Ward High School in 1969. She worked diligently at Porter’s Fine Dry Cleaners as a Seamstress/Alteration s Specialist for twentyfive years.

Wed
09
Dec

EUGENE “GENE” PAUL

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EUGENE “GENE” PAUL

Eugene “Gene” Paul Cliff of Logansport, La was born September 26, 1937 to Ray and Dollie Cliff in Ohio. He entered into peaceful rest on November 29, 2020 after a lengthy illness. He was 84 years young.

Gene is preceded in death by the love of his life and wife of 55 years, Barbara Palmer Cliff; granddaughter Tori Leigh Cliff; and 3 great-grandchildren.

Gene proudly served his country for a combined total of fourteen years in first the United States Marine Corp. as an aircraft radio repairman and then in the United States Air Force as an aircraft structural mechanic. He was involved with the Boy Scouts for many years serving as Assistant Scout Master for Troop 69 in Redland, Florida and later as Scout Master for Troop 33 in Logansport.

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