Funeral services for Ernest R. Mathes, 49, will be held Saturday July 14, 2012 at 10 a.m. at Rose-Neath Funeral Home Chapel in Minden. Officiating will be the Rev. Ernest Nelson of First Baptist Church, Doyline. Interment will follow at Lane Memorial Cemetery in Sibley. The family will receive friends from 5 until 8 p.m. Friday July 13, 2012 at Rose-Neath Funeral Home.
Ernest was born Oct. 2, 1962 in Minden and entered into rest July 11, 2012 in Doyline. Ernest worked for his brother for many years in the painting business. He loved to hunt and fish.
His grandparents, Euel and Addie Mathes; niece, Amanda Nelson; father, Robert Mathes, Sr.; and special friend, Crystal Prudhomme preceded him in death.
He is survived by his brother, Jimmy Mathes and wife, Lisa of Doyline; mother, Josephine Disotell of Bossier; sister, Bonnie Mathes of Haughton; nieces, Kellie Mathes of Doyline and Krista Patton-Thomason of St. Louis, Missouri; great-niece, Ashlyn Thomason of St. Louis; nephews, J. D. Mathes of Doyline, James Nelson and wife, Ashley of Haughton and Michael and David Nelson of Doyline; also special friend, Larry Brewer.Subscribe to Read!