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Obituaries for DeSoto Parish LA

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Celia Gilliard was born 5 Dec 1855 to Ephraim Gilliard and Peggy Green-Gilliard in Grand Cane, La.  She was converted and joined The Mary Evergreen Baptist Church and baptized by Rev. B. W. Williams in Sept. 1899.  She passed on 10 Feb. 1967, at 3:05 a.m., Shreveport, La.  She became the wife of Joseph Sanders on 24 Nov. 1905.  To this union was born 12 children.  She is survived by 10 children, 29 grandchildren, 19 g.grandchildren, 1 sister, 1 brothers and host of relatives and friends. Processional prayer.....Rev. W. M. Warmsley   Scriputres: Old & new testemant...Rev. G.O.Tyler....As I Knew Her....Sister Mary T. Tyler......Solo....Bro. Magross Hall....       As A Neighbor....Sister Mary King....Condolences.....Sister V. C. Turner.....Funeral Orations...Rev. J. H. Fobbs and Rev. Sam Stills.   Pallbearers: Willie Fred Johnson, Perry Smith, Theodis Hall, A.J. Handy, Bernis Hall, Enis Jackson   Honorary Pallbearers: Liffard Hall, Bud Griffin, Tommie Mayers, Salmon Jackson, Rev. A. Carter, Roosevelt Thomas .Wednesday, Feb. 15, 1967 1:00 P. M. Mary Evergreen Baptish Church, Grand Cane, La. Rev. Sam Stills, Pastor.  Winnfield Funeral Home in charge.                                                      

Submitted by Maxine Santifer  gr-gr-gr-neice of Celia Gilliard

Obituary for Jennie Phillips Glasscox: obtained from Mr. Brian McCarty. 

From the Mansfield Enterprise, Oct. 30, 1952


Funeral services for Mrs. Jennie Phillips Glasscox, 67, were held Monday, in the Bethel cemetery with the Rev. William F. Draper, pastor of the Christ Memorial Episcopal Church officiating. Mrs. Glasscox, of Grand Cane, died Sunday at 4:30 p.m. She was a native of Texas. 

Surviving are one son, John Whitten, Logansport; three sisters, Mrs. Pinkey Laffitte, Mansfield, Miss Willie Bullock, Shreveport, Mrs. Della English, Coushatta; one step-brother, Ebb Bullock, Logansport; 13 grandchildren; five great grandchildren, and a number of nieces and nephews.

Submitted by Harold Gosnell  

Pall bearers were nephews: James, Leonard and Mack Laffitte, Oscar Chreene, Blanton English and Tommy Phillips

The Obituary said that she was burried in the Bethel Cemetery:
However; She is listed in the Chreene Cemetery in De Soto Parish, LA.   
Harold Gosnell


Mrs. B. C. Gordon

contributed by: Randall W. Connell

Mansfield Enterprise: August 1, 1940. LONGSTREET: After a lingering illness, Mrs. B. C. Gordon passed away at her home here on Friday July 26. Funeral services were held in the Baptist Church Saturday afternoon with Reverend Hancock of Bethany officiating. Mrs. Gordon is survived by her husband, five daughters and eight grandchildren to whom heartfelt sympathy is extended by their many friends.

 ROBERT H. SCOTT                                                                                                                

Robert H. Scott died at his home in Kingston, La. on Saturday October 24, 1931.  He was 74 years of age, and closed his long career with a record that is excelled by few men, as he was on the the very best citizens of which DeSoto could boast.  He leaves a wife, who was Miss Corinne Beard, the only daughter of Colonel James Hamilton Beard, the outstanding hero of the battle of Mansfield, where he led the Crescent regiment, of which he was Colonel, when it charged across an open space of 700 yards, breaking through the Federal line, turning their flank, and assuring victory to the Confederate cause.  The decedent is survived by two sons, Rochelle, T. Scott of Shreveport, and Rembert B. Scott of Kingston: Three grandsons: Two brothers, Maxcy Gregg Scott of Colorado and Edward L. Scott of Baton Rouge:  Three sisters, Mrs. G. W. Sample and Mrs. W. P. Courtney of Grane Cane, and Mrs. O. B. Patterson of Baton Rouge.  The pall-bearers were J. H. Riggs, James E. Scott, Pendleton Courtney, Will Sample, L. T. Lancaster, and I. W. Pickens.  Mrs. Scott was a superb gentleman in every sense of the word, who discharged his every duty, both in public and private life, sincerely and conscientiously.  His death is both a public and private loss.  Reprinted from the Mansfield Enterprise, October 29, 1931                                             submitted by Cindy Scott Freeman,   gr- niece

John Whitten

Obituary for John Whitten obtained from Mr. Brian Services for John Whitten, 87, of Grand Cane, were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, November 26 at Rose-Neath’s Mansfield Chapel with the Reverend Bob Elder, Pastor, Logansport Pentecostal Church, officiating.  Burial: Chreene Cemetery. Mr. Whitten died Thursday, November 24, 1994 at DeSoto General  Hospital.  He was born in Logansport.  Mr. Whitten was retired.

Survivors include four daughters, Jean Allen of Stonewall, Mazie Goodman of Stonewall, Sue Weber of Logansport, Mildred Morton of Doyline; one son, John R. Whitten of Grand Cane; 10 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren.

Submitted by Harold Gosnell

Mrs. Ellie Ann Howell Williams                                                                                              

Life-Long Resident of DeSoto Parish Passes Away:                                                            

Mrs. Ellie Ann Howell Williams widow of the Late Jeff D. Williams and life long resident of DeSoto Parrish died Friday morning, August 19, 1949, at the Curtis Clinic.  Funeral services were held Saturday, Aug 20 at 5 o'clock from the Drewitt Funeral Home with Dr. George A. Ritchey of the First Baptist Church, Mansfield, and Rev. J. P. King, of Antioch Baptish Church officiating.  Interment was in the the Allen Cemetery.  She is survived by eight children.  Mrs. H. C. Robertson, Mrs. Wayne Smith, Mrs. Rascoe Hamilton, Mrs. Bill James, all of Mansfield: Mrs D. F. Parry of Logansport, Mrs. Al H. Jones and Mrs. Glenn Overman, of Sulphur, and O. D. Williams of Tulsa Okla., twelve grand-children, six great-grandchildren, one brother Beulah Howell of Vivian, and three sisters, Mrs. West Williams, Mrs. C. C. Williams and Mrs. Ed Mathis.                                                                                                                 submitted by Bobbie Barrett


Mrs. Sarah Williams                                                                                                                

Mrs. Sarah E. Howell Williams, 99, one of DeSota's oldest citizens, died in a local hospital December 26, 1968 after a short illness.  Funeral services from the Drewett Memorial Chapel, were conducted Dec. 28 at 10 a.m. with the Revs. Sidney Fillington and C. W. Calhoun officiating.  Burial followed in Allen Cemetery.  Mrs. Williams is survived only by a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Angie Williams, and several nieces and nephews.                                                                                                                                  submitted by Bobbie Barrett granddaughter                                                                               reprinted from the Mansfield Enterprise





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