James Leroy Newland
CONVERSE, LA- Funeral services celebrating the life of James Leroy Newland, 74, will be held at 12 noon Saturday, August 17, 2013 at Rose-Neath's Southside Chapel. Officiating will be Rev. Richard Enterkin. Interment will follow in Forest Park West Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Friday, August 16, 2013 at the funeral home.
James was born in Wortham, TX on October 26, 1939 to Robert and Bernice Newland and passed away at M.D. Anderson Hospital in Houston, TX on August 14, 2013. He was a resident of Converse, a Baptist and a Mason. He was employed with Four G Contractors as an oil field pumper. James enjoyed fishing, golf, bowling, Wii golf and camping, but most of all he loved his family; he was a loving husband, father and grandfather.
He was preceded in death by his parents, son, James Leroy Newland, Jr., brothers, Carl, Derwood and Robert Newland. He is survived by his wife, Sandra Gail Newland; son, Steven W. Newland and wife, Kimberly Gail; grandson, James Emmett Newland.
Pallbearers will be Emmett Danny Newland, James E. Newland, Dewayne Ebarb, Trevor Ebarb, Ricky Duke and Kristopher Payne.
Published in Shreveport Times on Aug. 16, 2013