Obituaries

Wed
09
Oct

NELL FOX PLATT

NELL FOX PLATT

Funeral services for Nell Fox Platt were held at Christ Memorial Episcopal Church in Mansfield, LA on Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at 2:30 p.m. with The Right Reverend Charles E. Jenkins, D.D. officiating. Family received friends for visitation at the parish hall on Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. Interment was held at Grand Cane Cemetery in Grand Cane, LA.

Nell was born on August 27, 1926 in Ruston, Louisiana to Lawrence J. Fox and Ina Shepherd Fox. She entered into rest on September 29, 2019 in Mansfield, Louisiana.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Walter C. Platt D.D.S., parents, brother, Larry Fox and grandson, Scott Radford.

Wed
09
Oct

JOSPEH H. HAMON

JOSPEH H. HAMON

Funeral services for Joseph H. Hamon, 89, of Logansport, Louisiana were at 2:00 PM Thursday, October 3, 2019 at First Baptist Church in Logansport, Louisiana with Reverend Rev. Charles Hall & Rev. Shawn Thrapp officiating. The burial followed in the Cool Springs Cemetery in Logansport, La. The family received friends for visitation on Thursday, October 3, 2019 from 12 PM until service time at the First Baptist Church in Logansport.

Joseph, the son of Glenn & Anna Mae Hamon, was born December 4, 1929 in Advent, West Virginia. He passed away on September 29, 2019 in Hemphill, Texas. He was preceded in death by his wife of 59 years, Bobbye Jean Hamon, parents, brother Curtis Hammond, and sisters Jewell Shamblin & Kathryn Frisby.

Joseph was a corporal in the Unites States Marine Corps.

Wed
02
Oct

MAUD RAE SMITH

MAUD RAE SMITH

Funeral services for Maud Rae Smith will be held at First Baptist Church in Mansfield, LA on Monday, October 7, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Thumper Miller and Rev. Joe Wagner officiating. Family will receive friends for visitation at the church on Monday from 10:00 a.m. until service time. Interment will be held at Antioch Cumberland Presbyterian Cemetery in Quitman, LA at 4:00 p.m.

Maud was born on January 18, 1927 in Quitman, Louisiana to James Robert “Rob” Deese and Mary Elizabeth “Lizzie” Stewart Deese. Mrs. Smith entered into rest on September 21, 2019 in Mansfield, Louisiana.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband James Nelton “Butch” Smith; brothers Aubrey Deese, J.L. Deese, and Gordon Deese; daughter-in-law Melanie Smith; granddaughter Kimberly Boyd Savoy and great-granddaughter Kimberly Breann Bartch.

Wed
02
Oct

DEACON CHARLIE L. DINKINS

DEACON CHARLIE L. DINKINS

On September 27, 2019 a great life of service came to an end at the Spring Lake Rehab Center in Shreveport, LA. He was born to the parentage of the late Deacon Horace Dinkins, Sr. and Mrs. Myrtis Blow Dinkins in Grand Cane, LA. on May 31, 1941. His parents, Horace Dinkins Sr., precede him in death and Myrtis Blow Dinkins and brother Horace Dinkins Jr. and his son.

Deacon Charlie Dinkins was a member of the St. Elizabeth B.C. in Grand Cane, La. Where the Rev. Donzell Hughes is the Pastor. He received his formal education at Grand Cane Community Rosendwald School. He graduated from DeSoto High School in Mansfield and later received his B.S. Degree from Grambling State University in General Science and Social Studies. For twenty seventy

(27) years he taught in DeSoto Parish and fourteen years (14) years in Caddo Parish.

Wed
02
Oct

WILLIAM JOHN “BILLY” FRANKLIN

WILLIAM JOHN “BILLY” FRANKLIN

A celebration of the life of William John (Billy) Franklin, 87, was held at 10:00 am Saturday, September 28 at Grand Cane Baptist Church in Grand Cane, LA with Reverend Mike Scott and Reverend David Permenter officiating. Burial will follow at the Grand Cane Cemetery. Visitation was held at Rose Neath Funeral Home in Mansfield from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm on Friday, September 27. Pallbearers were Roy Burr, Jeff Cole, Leo Deslatte, Ken Dillard, Terry Hammett, Ronnie Kaiser, Robert Waites, and Danny Wells. Honorary pallbearers will be Earl Girlinghouse, Todd Kennedy, and Matt May.

Billy was born December 16, 1931 in Grand Cane, LA and passed away on September 24, 2019 at his home in Grand Cane, following a brief illness. He was a fixture of the Grand Cane community in retirement and was well-known and loved by a multitude of friends and family.

Wed
18
Sep

TERRY LEMAN JONES

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Funeral services honoring the life of Terry Leman Jones were held at First Baptist Church Logansport in Logansport, LA on Friday, September 13, 2019 with Bro. Dean Register and Bro. Timothy Roberson officiating. Family received friends for visitation at the church on Thursday, September 12, 2019 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Interment was held at Bethel Cemetery in Logansport.

Terry was born on July 15, 1954 in Mansfield, Louisiana to Jack Terrell Jones and Sarah Ruth Creech Jones. He entered into rest on September 10, 2019 in Logansport, Louisiana.

He was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents, Leman and Mabel Creech and Henry and Dixie Jones.

Wed
18
Sep

CLARENCE “SONNY” RAYMON PYLE

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Clarence “Sonny” Raymon Pyle, 81, of Fannett, Texas, went to be with his Lord on September 6, 2019, in Beaumont, Texas.

Sonny was born December 14, 1937, in Logansport, Louisiana, to parents, Clarence and Ethyl (Brown) Pyle. He was a loving husband, father, brother, grandfather, and great grandfather. Sonny served four years in the United States Navy to come home and marry his soulmate, Betty Westbrook, in 1960 where they moved to Galveston, Texas. He spent the first twenty-five years of his married life as a mechanic and teacher working at several locations throughout southeast Texas. Sonny and Betty’s love for children led them to adopt three children and foster over forty throughout their marriage. They spent the last ten years up to retirement working for Buckner Children’s Village in Beaumont and Boy’s Village in Lake Charles, Louisiana, as Houseparent’s.

Wed
04
Sep

JIMMY L. REYNOLDS

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Funeral services honoring the life of Rev. Jimmy L. Reynolds was held at Rose-Neath Mansfield Chapel in Mansfield, LA on Friday, August 30, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. with Reverend Alan Brown officiating. Family received friends for visitation at the funeral home on Thursday, August 29, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Interment was held at Carmel Catholic Cemetery in Carmel, LA.

Jimmy was born on May 18, 1955 in Mansfield, Louisiana to Jimmy Lee Reynolds, Jr. and Elizabeth “Betty” Reid Reynolds. He entered into rest on August 28, 2019 in Mansfield, Louisiana.

Rev. Reynolds was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Steven Reynolds.

Those left behind to cherish his memory are the mother of his children, Diane Reynolds of Mansfield, LA; son, Blake Reynolds of Fort Worth, TX; daughter, Morgan Reynolds Hesser and husband David of Pelican, LA ; brother, Mark Reynolds and wife Lesle of Bossier City, LA; grandchildren, Bryson and Harper Hesser.

Wed
28
Aug

PATSY HOUSTON EVANS RUSSELL

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Patsy Houston Evans Russell, 63, of Mansfield passed away on Monday, August 19, 2019 in Shreveport, Louisiana. She was born in Mansfield, LA on September 5, 1955 to Benjamin Joseph Houston and Mary Demetrius Woods Houston.

Visitation and funeral services were held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Rambin, LA on Friday, August 23, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. until service time at 10:30 a.m. with Father Matthew Long officiating and guest speaker Reverend Mike McConnaughey. Interment will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Benjamin and Mary Houston; husband, Gregory Lee Russell; son, Jason Vincent Evans; and brothers, Joseph Houston and William Houston.

Wed
28
Aug

LOUIS CLIFTON “GUS” HALL

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Memorial services celebrating the life of Louis Clifton “Gus” Hall, III were held at 10 am Tuesday, August 27 at First Baptist Church Mansfield. Officiating will be Thumper Miller and Joe Waggoner. The family received friends for visitation on Monday, August 26 at Rose-Neath Mansfield Chapel from 5-7 pm.

Gus was born October 1, 1946 in Mansfield, La and entered into rest on Saturday, August 24, 2019 in Mansfield from complications of ALS. He is preceded in death by his parents Calvin Wesley Hall and Joyce Jean Chesnut Hall, his brother C.W. “Butch” Hall and nephew Kyle Hall.

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