Obituaries

Wed
02
Mar

Melvin Glen Jordan

Melvin Glen Jordan, 56, of Woodville, Texas, passed away on Saturday, February 20, 2016, at his residence. Visitation was held on Tuesday, February 23 until the time of service at Stringer and Griffin Funeral Home in Woodville. Burial followed in Shady Grove Cemetery near Woodville. Officiating was  Pastor Hazel Rumby. Melvin was born April 12, 1959, to Melvin and Gladys Ray Jordan in Urania. He was a former resident of Many and had lived in Woodville for the past two years.

Wed
02
Mar

Floyd LaWayne Sanders

Funeral Services for Floyd LaWayne Sanders, 63, of Fisher were held on Monday, February 29 at 2 p.m. at Shady Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. James Hickman officiating. Burial followed in the Fisher Cemetery. Visitation began on February 28 at Shady Grove Baptist Church. Floyd LaWayne Sanders was born on Friday, May 23, 1952, in Many.

Wed
02
Mar

Patsy Lee Cate

On Sunday, February 21, 2016, Patsy Lee Cate went home to be with the Lord. A celebration of her life was held on February 26 at Word of Truth Family Church with the Rev. Chaz Coleman officiating. Visitation was held on Thursday, February 25. Interment followed at Beulah Baptist Church under the direction of Magnolia Funeral Home. Survivors include her sons Gordon Parler and wife, Tonya, and Erik Cate and wife, Jessica, and her daughter Tammy Parler Roberts; 11 grandchildren, Donavon, Daniel, David, Emilee, Jade, Shae’, Trinitie, Cheyenne, Chloie, Austin, and Nicholas; great-grandchild, Al’Leeana; two brothers, George and Gino, two sisters, Carmen and Sharmen; along with several nieces, nephews, aunts, cousins, extended family and loved ones.

Wed
02
Mar

Suzanne S. Jones

Funeral services for Suzanne S. Jones, 89, of Marthaville were held on Thursday, February 25 at  2 p.m. at Warren Meadows Funeral Home Chapel in Many with the Rev. Benjie Colvin officiating. Burial followed in the Marthaville Cemetery. Suzanne died on Monday, February 22, 2016, at Grace Home in Shreveport, surrounded by family and friends. Born in Rockford, Illinios, she graduated from Northwestern University in Evanston and the Julliard School of Music in New York City. She married Guy Jones of Elizabethtown, Kentucky, and lived for many years in Riverside, Connecticut. She spent 10 years as the head of the Cuisinart test kitchen and editor of The Pleasures of Cooking Magazine. She worked with numerous chefs and taught seminars on cooking nationwide. She was a member of the IACP (International Association of Culinary Professionals) and the Authors Guild. She and her husband both “retired” and moved to Florida, first to Ft. Lauderdale and then to John Knox Village in Pompano Beach.

Wed
24
Feb

Carolyn Sue Tolar Ashley

Ms. Carolyn Sue Tolar Ashley, 73, passed away at her home in Converse on Tuesday, February 16, 2016. Funeral services were held at Rose-Neath Funeral Home - Mansfield Chapel on Saturday, February 20 at 2 p.m. Visitation was from 5 p.m. - 9 p.m. at the funeral home on Friday, February 19. Interment followed at the Converse Cemetery. Carolyn was born in Lufkin, Texas, on August 2, 1942. She was preceded in death by her high school sweetheart and husband, Ronald Earl Ashley; her mother, Opal Lamar Payne; and father, James Elder Tolar; sons, James Lamar Ashley and Stephen Mitchell Ashley. Carolyn is survived by one son, Norman Gene “Bubba” Ashley and Vassana of Converse; one daughter, Melinda Sue Ashley Austin and Eric Heard of Converse. She has four grandchildren; Christopher and Cody Austin of Converse and Elizabeth and Jack Ashley of League City, Texas.

Wed
24
Feb

Danny Foreman

William Danny Foreman, 57, of Olathe, Kansas, passed away peacefully Saturday, February 13, 2016, at home surrounded by his family. He was born in West Point, Mississippi to William and Oma Foreman. He served and retired from the United States Air Force. Danny loved spending time working with his hands, whether on the computer or on a car, it didn’t matter. He spent his time serving all those around him. He was always willing to help a person in need. Danny was extremely proud of his six children, Tamera and her husband, Scott Westhoff, Mandy Foreman, William and his wife, Laura Foreman, Kimberly Foreman, Christopher and his wife, Melissa Foreman and Samantha and her husband, Matthew Cook and his 15 grandchildren. He is also survived by his wife, Jerrie Foreman; sisters, Brenda Foreman, Linda Callahan and Lorean Flippen; brothers, Luther “Red” Foreman and Authur “Buddy” Foreman and an aunt Lottie as well as his many loving nieces, nephews and other friends.

Wed
17
Feb

Patsy Peterson Hubley

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated for Patsy Peterson Hubley on February 6 in St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Many with the Rev. Dan O’Connor officiating. Interment followed in St. John the Baptist Catholic Cemetery under the direction of John Kramer & Son Funeral Home. Patsy Peterson Hubley, 85, of Alexandria, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, February 3, 2016, in her residence with her family by her side. She is preceded in death by her parents, William Elvin and Gladys Cook Peterson; daughter, Jacqueline Ann Hubley Blanda; grandsons, Joseph Blanda and Brett McKenzie and brothers, Halvor Peterson and Lambert Peterson. Patsy was a graduate of Many High School, and attended Business College, which led to her 40-year career as a supervisor auditor for the United States Department of Agriculture. Although she had a career, she was a dedicated wife and mother, who never missed a school function or family activity. Patsy was always conscientious in her work.

Wed
17
Feb

Cecil Craig

Funeral services honoring the life of Cecil Fredrick Craig, 74, were held February 10 at St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Noble, with Father Timothy Hurd officiating. Burial followed at St. Ann’s in Noble. Cecil Fredrick Craig was born in Converse to Cecil and  Vivian Craig and passed away with his family by his side. Proceeding him in death were his parents, Cecil and Vivian Craig; granddaughter, Mindy Rutherford and son, Scotty Craig Those left behind to cherish his memory are his wife, Juanna Craig; children, Chris Craig, Brad Craig and wife, Joyce, Rita Rivers and husband, Roger, Gloria Bruce and husband, Richard, Priscilla Walraven and husband, Buddy, Darren Craig and wife, Dana, Anthony Ebarb, Cecil Craig Jr., John Malmay, Missy Craig, Carolyn McBride, Tera Craig, Barbara Rutherford, Shelia Procell, David Procell, and Norbert Procell Jr.; sister, Carol Craig; brother, Glen Craig; special granddaughter, Whitney Procell and husband, Tyler; special companion, pet, Chloe; and 56 grand

Wed
17
Feb

Geneva Snell

Memorial Services for Geneva Thaxton Snell, 86, of Florien, will be held on Saturday, February 27, 2016 at 10 a.m. at Oak Grove Cemetery in Hornbeck. Geneva Thaxton Snell was born on Wednesday, July 3, 1929 in Florien. She passed away on Friday, February 12, 2016 at The Woodlands Healthcare Center in Leesville. She was preceded in death by her son, Gary Lynn Withers; parents, Troy C.

Wed
10
Feb

Robert Angelo

Funeral services honoring the life of Robert John Angelo, 73, were held February 6 at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Mansfield, with the Rev. Charlotte Birdwell officiating. Burial followed at Mitchell Cemetery in Mitchell. Robert was born on March 24, 1942 in Beaumont, Texas to Michael and Jemila Angelo and passed away on February 3, 2016 in Shreveport. Robert John Angelo touched the lives and hearts of many during his life. Preceding Robert in death were his parents, Michael and Jemila Angelo. Those left behind to cherish his memory are his wife, Jo Ann Sistrunk Angelo of Converse; sister, Barbara Laabs of Puerto Rico; brother, Mike Angelo of Beaumont, Texas; father-in-law, T.J. Sistrunk of Beaumont, Texas; two nieces; one nephew and numerous cousins and church friends. Rose-Neath Funeral Home Mansfield Chapel – (318) 872-4660

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