Carmanell ‘Carman’ Thornton

Funeral services for Carman Thornton were at 11 a.m., Monday, March 2, 2015, at Rose-Neath Funeral Home Chapel in Minden. Interment followed at Tulip Cemetery in Athens. The family received friends from 5 until 7 p.m. Sunday, March 1, 2015, at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Minden.

Carman was born June 9, 1929, in Shreveport and entered into rest Feb. 27, 2015, in Minden.

She was owner/operator of Country Place Bar in Minden.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Ralph Walters Sr, and David Thornton; parents, George and Clara Dement Sr.; son, John Walters; brothers, George Dement and Allian Dement; sister, Almajean Hayes; and grandson, Glenn Lee.

She is survived by her sons, Charles Walters of Minden and Ralph W. Walters Jr. of Shreveport; daughters, Martha Walters of Minden, Clara Nell Lowrie of Shreveport and Peggy Lee and husband, Ting of Benton; brother, Mastin Dement of Houston, Texas; special nieces, Veron Jean McDonald and husband, John of Arkansas, Ida Mitchell of Florida and Susan Smith and husband, Thomas of Alabama; stepchildren, Jane, Judy, Karen, Rickey and Jerry; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

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