Dorothy Neal Stroud

Mrs. Dorothy Neal Stroud, age 88 of Atlanta, Louisiana succumbed after a short illness on Friday, November 24, 2017. She was an active member of the Atlanta United Methodist Church and her community. She loved reading crocheting, canning and gardening. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. Mrs. Stroud was the daughter of the late Orville G. Neal and the late Vonie Shaw Neal and was also preceded in death by her husband of 59 years Johnnie A. Stroud, as well as her daughter Joy Lynn Stroud Choate. Mrs. Stroud leaves to cherish her memory her daughters Geneva Primm (Bruce) and Sandra McLaren (Bill) all of Atlanta, four grandchildren Joseph McLaren (Melanie), Ben Choate, Anna Katherine Lafitte, and Nicole Odum, five great grandchildren Ethan Buswell (Carmen), Zachary McLaren (Gracie), Austin Miller, Hunter Miller, and Julianna Lafitte. She is also survived by three precious great great-grandchildren Holden Buswell, Emmie Buswell, and Zayden McLaren. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at the Atlanta United Methodist Church with Revs. Kevin Collier and Kenneth Holt officiating. Interment followed in the Mt. Zion Cemetery near Wheeling under direction of Southern Funeral Home of Winnfield. Serving as pallbearers were: Joseph McLaren, Ethan Buswell, John Michael Gilcrease, Dan Ferguson, Keith Ferguson and Jack McLaren. Memorials may be made to the Atlanta United Methodist Church and or the American Heart Association.

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