Class of 1948

 

On Sept. 24th, 2013 ....Jeannine Sale Miller, from the class of 1948  writes .... "We lost another class mate this week.  Jane Davis Carter died."  

 

    BOBBY ALMOND - PLAYED FOOTBALL IN 1944, 1946 AND 1947. (Died 27 Nov. 1988) Minden Press-Herald, Front page, Wednesday, November 30, 1988   Retired businessman Bobby Almond dies   Funeral services for retired businessman Bobby G. Almond will be conducted Thursday, Dec. 1, 1988, at 10 a.m. in the Minden Rose-Neath Chapel.   Bro. Ronnie Laughlin will officiate.  Burial will follow in the Gardens of Memory.   Mr. Almond, the retired co-owner of Almond Feed & Seed in Minden, died at his home on the lake near Sibley after a sudden illness.  He was 58.   He was a native of Minden and lifelong resident of Webster Parish. He was a veteran and a member of the American Legion.  He was a Baptist and was a member of Webster Lodge No. 4, Knights of Pythias.   Survivors include one sister, Peggy Almond of Minden; one aunt, Mrs. Cortez Garrett of Minden; an uncle, Turner Almond of Minden; several cousins.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Almond.   The family requests that memorials be made to the Baptist Children's Home in Monroe or to the First Baptist Church Building Fund.

 

HERBERT LINDY ASHCROFT

I am so sad to hear about Buddy Ashcroft death. Buddy was one of my heroes. He was older and in high school I was still in grade school. We both lived out in Oak Ridge [Dirty Six] territory. Buddy sort of took me under his wing. He even took me along on a couple of his dates. He is responsible for getting me started with my biggest passion, Minden High School football. One Friday evening as I was coming from Samuels grocery store I met Buddy he asked if I was coming to see him play football that night. I told him that I did not have money for a ticket. He reached into his pocket and pulled out a fifty cent piece and gave it to me. I had never been to a football game before. I was so impressed with excitement of the game and band that I wanted be part of it. I believe to this day if it had not been for Buddy introducing me to football that I would have never stayed in school. Thank you Buddy and may God give you a reward in heaven for your kindness to me when I was a young boy.                                                             RED CUPPLES

  Buddy was in my class (1948).  He was the football team's Manager in 1945 and was a team player in 1946 and 1947.  He played basketball in 1947 and 1948. He was also in the Aquacade in 1947.  His name is Herbert Lindy Ashcroft.  All of this information is from the 1948 Sr. Grig. The last I knew, Buddy lived in Longview, Texas.  He had been very active in the Lion's Club in Longview and held several elective offices in the club.  This is from memory, so I hope it is accurate.  . Buddy was a super person. 

Maurice Whitlow
 

Longview News-Journal, Thursday, July 20, 2006   Herbert Lindy "H. L." Ashcroft   Herbert Lindy "H.L." Ashcroft, 77, of Lake Cherokee, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, July 18, 2006, at Henderson Memorial Hospital.  He was born April 28, 1929, in Joyce, LA, to Murden and Gladys Ashcroft.  Ten days after graduating from Minden, LA High School in 1948, he joined the U.S. Navy, serving aboard the USS Norton Sound based in Port Hueneme, California.  He then attended Louisiana Tech, majoring in geology and graduating cum laude in 1955.  He was a member of Lion's International for 34 years, serving in all positions at the local and district levels, including governor and Texas Lions Camp director.  One of his greatest passions in life was the Texas Lions Camp and the children who attended.  He organized work days at the camp and rode on the bus with these special needs children to Kerrville and back on many occasions.  During his terms in office, more children attended the camp from this area than ever before.  Over at least the last 10 years, H. L. went to several nursing homes as Santa Claus, delivering fruit and gift baskets from the Lion's Club.  He loved visiting with the people and bringing a smile to their faces.  He was a member of Trinity Baptist Church, serving as usher and greeter.  H. L. was married to Julia "Judy" Hensley on February 18, 1952, in Oxnard, California.  He was employed by Amoco for 37 years and resided in various locations before retiring in 1993 in Odessa and moving to Lake Cherokee.  He was preceded in death by his parents and an older brother.  Survivors include his wife; two sons, David and his wife, Connie, and Dan and his wife, Teressa; grandson, Marine Cpl. Aaron Lindy; and granddaughter, Carey Ann.  He is also survived by a sister, Marie Dixon of Florida; and a brother, Tommy of Marble Falls.  Services are scheduled for 4 p.m. Friday, July 21, 2006, at Trinity Baptist Church in Lakeport, with Billy Foote officiating.  Burial will be in Rosewood park. Pallbearers will be deacons and ushers from Trinity Baptist Church. Honorary pallbearers will be Lance Duke, Al Norrel, Ed White, and Myron Hawkins. Memorial contributions may be made, in lieu of flowers, to Trinity Baptist Church, P. O. Box 8286, Longview, TX 75607.  Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Thursday evening, July 20, 2006, at Rader Funeral Home, 1617 Judson Road.  A memorial guestbook may be signed online at www.raderfh.com

Submitted by Ann Mays Harlan

Since he was listed in the 1948 Grig we will leave his obit with this class.

 

1948

Tommie Miller Baker

Tommie Miller Baker (Mrs. J.T. Baker, Jr.), beloved wife, mother, and grandmother, went to be with her Lord and Savior Sunday, March 10, 2013. Tommie was born March 7, 1931, in Minden, Louisiana, to Mr. and Mrs. C.C. Miller.

She was the salutatorian of the 1948 class of Minden High School.

She married J.T. on September 5, 1950 and was happily married for 62 years. While J.T. traveled as a pipeline engineer, Tommie was the heart of the home, providing peace, love and tranquility, as well as instilling Christian family values in their three children. They were longtime members of First Baptist Church, Haynesville and Oakland Heights Baptist Church, Longview. She was the ultimate and sweetest mother and Granny ever known. She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Harry Miller. She is survived by her husband and their children: Gene and Ellen Baker, Lynn and Jerry Kiser, and Larry and Susan Baker; her grandchildren: Angela and Corrado Castiglione, Matthew and Sally Ware, Michael and Katie Ware, Brent Ryals, Emily and Chris Jackson, Dustin Baker, Sarah and Kyle Urbanek, Rachel Baker, Matt and Connie Kiser, and Haley and Justin Neufeld; and her great-grandchildren: Samantha, Antonio, and Kinzlee Castiglione, Lane Ware, and Reese Ware. She is also survived by her sisters-in-law; Jeannine Miller, Peggy Perryman, Betty Lowe and her husband A.D., and many loving nieces, nephews, and friends.

The family would like to express appreciation for the loving care given to our wife and mother by her earthly angels: Maria Sartin, Carolyn Fisher, Nancy Massey, Peggy Black, and HeartsWay Hospice.

The family will receive visitors at Rader Funeral Home in Longview on Tuesday, March 12 from 5:30-7:30 p.m...

 Services will be held Wednesday, March 13 at 11:00 a.m. at Rader Funeral Home Chapel in Longview.

 Interment will follow at Rosewood Park Cemetery in Longview.

 Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association or HeartsWay Hospice.

Submitted by Jeannine Sale Miller, Class of 1948

James Pete Beck Sr.
 


James Pete Beck Sr.
Written by Press-Herald Staff
Tuesday, 10 July 2007

Funeral services for Mr. James Pete Beck Sr., 76, of Minden, will be held at 1 p.m., Wednesday, July 11, 2007 at Rose-Neath Chapel with the Rev. Mike Whitlock and James Morgan officiating. Burial will follow at Gardens of Memory Cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 5 until 8 p.m., today, July 10.


Mr. Beck was born in Minden and died July 9, in Shreveport. He was a coach for Webster Parish Schools.

Mr. Beck was born to William and Ruth Beck. He graduated from Minden High School in 1948, then attended Northwestern State College in Natchitoches where he played football for the Demons. His college career was interrupted by his service in the Air Force, where he played football for the Nagoya Air Force Base in Japan. He was named to the All Far East Team. Upon completing his military service, he returned to Northwestern to complete his degree and was named All Gulf States Conference at fullback. In 1987, he was named to the NSU Hall of Fame.

After graduation, he married Caroline Winbarg. He served as health inspector for the Webster Parish Health Department and worked at Howard Lumber Company before coaching at Lowe Jr. High School. During his 16 years he was proud of his record of only six losses in football, with many league championships in football, basketball and a league championship in the one year he coached track.

He is survived by his sons, Jimmy E. Beck Jr. and wife Teresa of West Columbia, Texas, and Stephen Beck of Mountain Brook, Ala.; daughters, Gayla B. McKnight and husband Sid of Taft, Calif., and Lynn Harvey and husband Michael of Chittenango, N.Y.; grandchildren, Lee, CoCo, Cassidy, Kristi, Courtney Elizabeth, Christy, Rayla, Courtney Jo, Melodie and Cameron; great-grandchildren, Autumn, Aidan, Jayden and Ethan; and special friend, Ms. Bobbie McHalffey.




 

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Herbert Lindy Ashcroft
Herbert "Buddy" Ashcroft died at noon on Tuesday, July 18, 2006 in the Henderson nursing home for Alzheimer patients. Burial was at Rosewood Park in Longview, Texas on Friday, July 21.
Ashcroft graduated from Minden High School in 1948. He served in the Navy for four years and then attended Louisiana Tech, graduating in 1954. He worked in the oil field related business for many years before retiring to Lake Cherokee, Texas.
He was active in community work and the Lions Club of Longview, serving in many offices. He was particularly interested and active in the Lions Club in Kerrville, Texas. This was his passion.
He is survived by his wife, Julia Ashcroft of Lake Cherokee; two sons, David Ashcroft and wife Connie of Lake Cherokee and Carey Dan Ashcroft and wife Teressa of Longview; one grandson, Aaron Ashcroft, serving in the Marines; one granddaughter, Carey Ann Ashcroft of Longview; one sister, Mrs. L.E. Dixon of Tampa, Fla.; one brother, Tom Ashcroft and wife Mary of Marble Falls, Texas; several nephews; and one niece.
 

Submitted By Theresa Bunner


 

1948

Full Name: Ruth B. Bloxom
Address: Minden, Louisiana (LA)
Born: 10/07/1930
Died: 03/18/2013
Visitation: 03/19/2013
Service: 03/20/2013
Cemetery: Gardens of Memory


Graveside services for Ruth B. Bloxom will be held Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at 11 a.m. at Gardens of Memory in Minden under the direction of Rose-Neath Funeral Home. Officiating will be Rev. Wayne Sibley. The family will receive friends from 5 until 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Minden.

Ruth was born October 7, 1930 in Bernice and entered into rest March 18, 2013 in Shreveport. She was a teller at Peoples Bank and Trust for many years and loved greeting the people of Minden. She was a loving mother, grandmother, sister and friend.

Her parents Thomas Jefferson Brooks and Annie Mae Brooks preceded her in death.

She is survived by her daughter Beverly Caldwell and husband Dan of Haughton, sister Trudy Bishop and husband James of Minden, grandson Stephen Oden of Haughton, and nieces, nephews, and a host of friends.

Whoever dwells in the shadow of the most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in whom I will trust. Psalms 91
Weeping may endure for the night, but joy cometh in the morning.

Rose-Neath Funeral Home
211 Murrell Street
Minden, Louisiana 71055

Submitted by Ann Mays Harlan, Class of 1958

 


Class of 1947 - Patsy Clement

July 20, 1930 - September 1, 2013

Harlingen: Patsy Clement Youngblood, 83, passed away Sunday, September 1, 2013 at Valley Baptist Medical Center after a short illness. Patsy was born July 20, 1930 in La Ward, TX to F. Lamar and Doris Hess Clement. She was raised in Minden.

Obituary for Patsy C. Youngblood

Harlingen:

Patsy Clement Youngblood, 83, passed away Sunday, September 1, 2013 at Valley Baptist Medical Center after a short illness.
Patsy was born July 20, 1930 in La Ward, TX to F. Lamar and Doris Hess Clement. She was raised in Minden, Louisiana and attended Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, LA.
Patsy married Ashley D. Youngblood on September 19, 1953 and began their life together in Harlingen, Texas. She was active in the community, serving as a former board member of the Harlingen Arts & Heritage Museum, volunteer at the Valley Baptist Hospital on “F” Street, member of the Harlingen Service League, member of the First Baptist Church in Harlingen and active with the Algodon Club also in Harlingen.

Patsy is survived by her loving husband, Ashley D. Youngblood of Harlingen, TX; sister, Keitha Fox of Shreveport, LA; children, Doris Youngblood (Bill) Anstett and A. Lamar Youngblood; grandchildren, Ashley Joseph Anstett, Michelle (Jarrod) Hinton, Megan Anstett, Madeleine Anstett, Townes Clement Youngblood and Harrison Tate Youngblood; nieces and nephews, Melissa (Joseph) Cassiere, Clement (Janie) Fox, Laura (Paul) Politz and Rebecca (Michael) McDonnell. She was preceded in death by F. Lamar Clement, Doris Hess Clement and Dr. William Wade Fox, III.
Graveside services only will be held at the Minden Cemetery in Minden, LA, 3:00 PM, Saturday, September 7, 2013.
Honorary pallbearers will be Bill Anstett, Ashley Joseph Anstett, Jarrod Hinton, Joe Cassiere and Clement Fox.

In lieu of flowers the family request that those desiring to do so may make memorial donations to the First Baptist Church, 501 E. Van Buren, Harlingen, TX 78550 or to the Minden Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 1198, Minden, LA 71058.  

Submitted by Ann Mays Harlan, Class of 1958

 


Norman J. Cone, Jr.
Minden Business man -
Owner of Cone's Garden & Nursery Center

June 21, 2011

uneral services for Norman J. Cone, Jr. will be held Wednesday, June 22, 2011 at 10 a.m. at Rose-Neath Funeral Home Chapel in Minden. Officiating will be the Rev. Bill Ichter. Interment will follow at Gardens of Memory in Minden. The family will receive friends from 4 until 8 p.m. today (Tuesday, June 21, 2011) at Rose-Neath Funeral Home.

N. J. was born Oct. 3, 1929 in Bastrop and entered into rest June 20, 2011 in Bossier City. Norman served in the United States Navy. In his later years, he treasured and lived his life to its fullest with his wife. Erna and daughter, Bridget. He loved his children, Terri, Sharon, Cynthia and Norman from his first marriage and his grandchildren, Jesse, Robert, Caroline, Patrick, Dylan, Sharon and Madeline.

Golf, duck hunting, and time spent on his houseboat were his passions, and he loved working with the public at Cone's Farm and Garden Mart, a family-owned business since 1945.

His father, Norman Cone, Sr.; mother, Alma Cone; and daughter, Sharon (Cone) Fagan preceded him in death.

He is survived by his wife, Erna Cone of Minden; son, Norman Cone, III of Minden; daughters, Bridget Cone of Minden, Terri Cone of Ridgefield, Connecticut and Cynthia Webb of Mandeville; and seven grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, please give a donation in memory of N. J. Cone, Jr. to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Cancer Center.

Submitted by Ann Mays Harlan, Class sof 58

Norman and I played football together on the 21945 team.  Neville beat us 54 - 0, our first game for any us.  It was Minden's first game after WWII;  not a good beginning.  I don't know if Norman graduated.
Maurice Whitlow, Class of 1948

Norman was a Jr. in our class in 1947.  He joined the Navy and did not graduate with us in 1948.  Nor the class of 1949.  Do not know if he went back and got his degree or not.  He was always included in class reunions of 1948.  Maybe someone else know more about him.
Jeannine Sale Miller, Class of 1948

Sherry, I would bet he did graduate from MHS.  I would guess he graduated in 1946 or 1947.  Maurice Whitlow can probably tell you for sure. 

Rowland Ivy, Class of 1952

 


Shreveport Times, Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Billie Russell Drake

Billie Russell Drake, 84, passed away March 22, 2015.  A memorial service with Masonic Rites will be held at 6:00 p.m., on Wednesday, March 25, 2015, in the chapel at Rose-Neath Funeral Home, 1815 Marshall St., Shreveport, LA.  Visitation will follow the service.

Billie was born to Delna Russell “Cowboy” Drake and Willie Moffett Drake, on November 20, 1930, in Minden, LA.  He graduated from Minden High School and attended Centenary College.  He served his country in the U. S. Navy.  Billie was a comptroller for various businesses in Shreveport.  He was a 32nd Degree FreeMason; Past Master of Sunset Masonic Lodge; York Rite; Scottish Rite and El Karubah Shriners.  Billie was also active in the Dyslexia Organization with the FreeMasons.

Preceding Billie in death were his parents; his wife; Bess Ann Maness Drake; brother, Charles Edward “Bo” Drake and wife, Patsy Kleinegger Drake; sisters, Mary Frances O’Rear, Myrtie Jo Elkins, Wimpy Coleman; and grandson, Jeremy Temple.

Left to cherish his memory are his daughters, Deanne Drake Miller and husband, Dennis, Rita Drake Temple and husband, Cleat; son, Mark Russell Drake; his sister, Anita O’Rear; and daughter, Patsy Starling; his grandchildren, Jeremy Houston and wife, Traci, Russell Houston, Dustin Houston, Christopher Temple, Dustin Temple and Shelby Temple; great-grandchildren, Tommy Houston and Amy Temple; and numerous nieces and nephews

Submitted by Ann Mays Harlan, Class of 1958


David Gladden Emerson Jr.


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David Gladden Emerson, Jr.



SHREVEPORT, LA - Graveside services for David Gladden Emerson, Jr. will be 10:30 AM, Thursday, August 4, 2011 at Forest Park Cemetery West. Officiating will be Bro. Bill Kincaid of Baptist Tabernacle. The family will receive friends between 9:00 and service time on Thursday, at Boone Funeral Home, 3903 Meriwether Road, Shreveport.



David was born in Wink, Texas on January 23, 1930 to David Gladden Emerson, Sr. and Clearean Fuller Emerson. He passed away at Grace Home on August 1, 2011. David grew up in Minden, LA and graduated from Minden High School in 1948. He was a Navy Veteran. He lived most of his adult life in Shreveport where he retired from WKM in 1986.



David was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife, Donnis E. Sullivan Emerson; brother, Rev. D. A. Emerson and wife Ann; sons, David Glenn Emerson, Sr. and wife Becky, Bela Joseph Emerson and wife Mona; two stepsons, William David Sweet and wife Kwi, and Michael Wayne Sweet and wife Debbie; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and special friends Katie and Tommy Gadd.



The Emerson family expresses their appreciation to the staff of Grace Home and Schumpert Hospice, Drs. Massingill and Fleniken. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to Grace Home, 1039 Margaret Place, Shreveport, LA 71101





Published in Shreveport Times on August 3, 2011



Submitted by Jeannine Sale Miller

 



Shirley Marian Matthews Frazier



Funeral services for Shirley Marian Frazier, 81, of West Monroe, will be held at 10:30 AM, Thursday, December 20, 2012 at Oak Grove Baptist Church, Eros, LA. Dr. Scott Thompson and Rev. Don Crosswhite will be officiating. Interment will follow at Oak Grove Baptist Church Cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home West Monroe.

Mrs. Frazier was born August 6, 1931 in Shongaloo, LA and passed away December 17, 2012 in West Monroe. She was a retired secretary-receptionist for Hudson, Potts and Bernstein Law Firm.

Mrs. Frazier was preceded in death by her parents, Marvin and Rita Denmon Matthews; brother, Sonny Matthews; husband, Charles E. Frazier in January 2012 and a granddaughter, Rose Marie Frazier and a daughter, Karen Frazier.

She attended Oak Grove Baptist Church in Eros, LA.

Mrs. Frazier is survived by her son, Robert Wayne Frazier and wife Terri; 2 granddaughters; Anna Marie and Summer Marie Frazier; 2 sisters; Theresa Bunner and Barnell Johnson and numerous loving nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held Wednesday from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM at Oak Grove Baptist Church, Eros, LA.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at
www.kilpatrickfuneralhomes.com

Kilpatrick Funeral Home

West Monroe, LA

Published in The News Star on December 19, 2012   Submitted by Theresa Bunner, Class of 46

 


  Nina (Polly) Cox Totten

SHREVEPORT, LA - Funeral services for Nina (Polly) Cox Totten, 76, will be held at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, December 27, 2007 at Rose-Neath Funeral Home, Minden, LA, with Rev. Bill Stowell officiating. Burial will be at Gilgal Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. until 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Mrs. Totten, born in Minden, LA, died December 22, 2007 in Shreveport. A graduate of Minden High School in 1948, Nina went on to be a part of the last graduating class of Shreveport Charity Hospital's School of Nursing in 1948.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her brother, H. C. Cox and her beloved husband, Jack R. Totten.

She is survived by son-Jack Totten Jr., Daughter-Linda Simons; Sisters-Bettye Smith, and Nelwyn Weaver, Brother-in-Laws- Malcom Weaver and Tommy Totten and Sister-in-Law Maxine Cox; Granddaughters -Amy Baker and Tara Davis. Grandson-George Linkenhoker, Jr. 5-Great Granddaughters and 1 Great Grandson. Numerous Nieces and Nephews.

Pallbearers will be George Linkenhoker, Jr. Carl Baker, Michael Weaver, Bryan Rhodes Todd Dietrich and Connor Nicholson.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Jordans Crossing 666 Travis St. Suite 700,, Shreveport, La. 71101 to the Benevolent fund from Nina Totten. Rose-Neath Funeral Home

Submitted by Linda Holt Moorehead, Class of 1961 and Ann Mays Harlan, Class of 1958

 

           *LEONARD DOERGE -                                       PLAYED FOOTBALL IN 1946 AND 1947                                       PLAYED BASKETBALL IN 1947 

        George Leonard Doerge    14 Apr 1929 - 2 May 1985   Buried in Vivian Cemetery, grave marker inscription:   "Through his life he gave love, happiness and care.   His obit was not in the Minden paper.  Will have to visit S'port library to get it.   Submitted by Ann Mays Harlan

   

Jackie Gamble's Sr. Picture

*JACKIE GAMBLE - WAS VICE PRESIDENT, SENIOR CLASS 1948                                      PLAYED BASKETBALL IN 1946, 1947 AND 1948                                      PLAYED BASEBALL IN 1946, 1947, AND 1948                                      BOYS' STATE 1947                                      CHEERLEADER 1945, 1946 AND 1947                                      MOST POPULAR BOY IN 1947, 1948 

photo and class info. compliments of Rowland Ivy

 JACK W. GAMBLE DDS  

He is buried in the Garden of Memories, Section 1, row 1, born 22 Nov. 1930 died 16 Mar. 1999 A kind man with a loving heart.

 

photo - compliments of Ann Mays Harlan

Minden Press-Herald, March 17, 1999   Dr. Jack Wesley Gamble, Sr.   Dr. Jack Wesley Gamble, Sr., 68, of Shreveport passed away in his home Tuesday, March 16.  Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 18 at the First Baptist Church in Minden with Bro. Bill Stowell officiating.  Burial will be at Gardens of Memory in Minden.  Funeral Home visitation will start at 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 17.  Dr. Gamble was born in Minden and was a former resident.  Dr. Gamble was an Oral Maxillofacial Surgeon.   He is preceded in death by his father, Wesley Grant Gamble.   He is survived by his wife, Barbara Johnson Gamble of Shreveport; mother, Mrs. W. G. "Loyce" Gamble of Minden; brother Clay Gamble and his wife Shirley of Minden; six children, Jack Gamble, Jr. and his wife Adrianne of Shreveport, Jeana Gamble Hale and her husband Roger, Gentry Gamble and his wife Julie, Matthew Gamble of Minden, Debbie Adams of Dallas, Texas, Tracy LaSalla of Shreveport; nine grandchildren, Jack Gamble III "Trey" of Shreveport, Roger Hale, Jr. of Minden, Ryan Hale of Minden, Jamie Hale of Minden, Baron Gamble, Trevor Gamble, Braun Gamble, Katrina Gamble, Chris Adams of Dallas, Texas; and many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.   Pallbearers will be Dr. Jack Kent, Dr. Ronald Marks, Dr. Phil Lightbody,  Dr. Scott McCallum, Dr. W. H. Worley, Dr. Terry Slaughter.   Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, St. Jude's or charity of your choice.

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Martha Ann Hancock



SHREVEPORT, LA - Martha Ann Hancock, lovingly known in her later years as "Nanna", died on Thursday, May 5, 2016. She was 85. Services will be held Friday, May 13, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. at Broadmoor Baptist Memorial Chapel, with Dr. Tom Harrison officiating. Visitation will be prior to the service from 1:00-2:00 p.m. in the Church Parlor.

Born and raised in Minden, LA, she was a Minden High School graduate and church secretary at First Baptist Church for 29 years. She later moved to Shreveport where she worked at The Children's Center and in the Music Ministry at Broadmoor Baptist Church. Martha's spunky personality, quick wit, and southern charm were a magnet to those around her. To know her was to love her. She was happiest when she was with her grandchildren and rarely missed an event or baseball game. She lived life fearlessly, with zest, and cherished every moment.

Many have claimed her as a second mother or their "Nanna" throughout the years. She was always there with a hug, a meal, a ride, or a word of advice. She unconditionally believed in her "children" and was always ready for an adventure.

Martha adored her parents, Marvin Scott Talton and Oma Fuller Talton, who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Thomas C. Hancock, and son-in-law, Ricky Lee Attaway. Family was everything to Martha and she devoted her life to caring for them. She is survived by her daughter, Michele Hancock Attaway and twin grandchildren, Peyton and Paige Attaway.

The family would like to extend a very special thank you to Dr. Iqbal Singh, Matt, Sonya and Christi for taking such good care of Martha. Also, a special thanks to Christus Hospice and Grace Home for making her feel comfortable and loved.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Music Ministry at First Baptist Church, 301 Pennsylvania Ave., Minden, LA 71055 or Broadmoor Baptist Church, 4110 Youree Dr., Shreveport, LA 71105 since Martha's love for choir and music was reflected through her life.

Published in Shreveport Times on May 11, 2016
Submitted by Ann Harlan, Class of 58 and Linda Moorehead, Class of 61

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EDDIE MAE HURLEY BRASWELL

 She played the organ at the First United Methodist Church Of Minden she died.  She was survived by a daughter.

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EDWARD KENNEDY -                        "HONKIE"

           Edward Kennedy   died  Jan. 19, 1982

                                        PLAYED FOOTBALL IN 1945, 1946 AND 1947                                       PLAYED BASKETBALL IN 1946, 1947 AND 1948                                       PLAYED BASEBALL IN 1946, 1947 AND 1948                                       BEST BOY ATHLETE IN 1947

 

 

Minden Press-Herald, Wednesday, January 20, 1982   'Honky' Kennedy   Edward L. "Honky" Kennedy died Tuesday morning, Jan. 19, 1982, in the Minden Medical Center after an extended illness.  He was 52.   A local grocer, he was a veteran of the Korean crisis and was a member of the First Baptist Church.   Funeral services will be today at 2:30 p.m. in the Rose-Neath Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Ronald Prince officiating.  Burial will be in the Gardens of Memory.   He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Barbara Kennedy, Minden; his mother, Mrs. Ruby Kennedy, Minden; one son, Lynn Kennedy, Minden; a daughter, Pamela Kennedy, Minden; a sister, Mrs. Eunice K. Walden, Minden; and two granddaughters.   Pallbearers will be John Shaw, Halen Stinson, N. V. McEachern, Bobby Joe Parker, James "Pete" Beck, and J. W. Beck.

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Augustus L. 'Loye' Jones

September 16, 2011 Staff Reports

Funeral services for Augustus L. "Loye" Jones will be held Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011 at 10 a.m. at Rose-Neath Funeral Home Chapel in Minden. Officiating will be the Rev. Leon Boggs and the Rev. Lynn Malone. Interment will follow at Gardens of Memory in Minden. The family will receive friends from 5 until 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16, 2011 at Rose-Neath. Loye was born July 6, 1931 in Minden and entered into rest Sept. 14, 2011 in Minden. He was a member of Lakeview United Methodist Church, on the Board of Directors at Minden Building and Loan, a member for more than 50 years with the Louisiana Pharmaceutical Association, National Pharmaceutical Association and the National Association of Retail Druggists.

His sister, Melba Lowery and brother, J. T. Jones preceded him in death.

He is survived by his wife, Peggy W. Jones of Minden; son, Gregory Loye Jones and wife, Charlotte of Minden; daughters, Jody J. Edwards of Minden and Mitzi J. Madden of  Minden; brother-in-law, Dennis Lowery of Pineville; grandchildren, Gregory Nathan Jones, Piper L. Malone and husband, Josh, Ashley Milam, Cody Milam and wife, Yasamine, Emily A. Edwards and Ryan W. Hammontree; great-grandchildren McKinley Milam, Nolan Ryder Malone and Payton Madison Malone.

Pallbearers will be Mark Wise, Scotty Wise, Nathan Jones, Ryan Hammontree, Josh Malone, Tommy Jones, Ken Lowery and Cody Milam.

Honorary pallbearers will be MBL Board of Directors, J. C. Johnson, Ben Hunter, Steve Cole, David Williams, Verle Hulse, Wayne Williamson, Jimmy Lowrey and Roger Talton

Submitted by Ann Mays Harlan, Class of 1958 and
Linda Holt Moorehead, Class of 1961

 

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Mary Lunsford Shrader July 17, 1930 - June 19, 2015 CHARLOTTE 

 

Mary Leon Lunsford was born on her family's farm home outside Minden, LA. She was the ninth child of eight girls and two boys born to Lula Mae Moreland Lunsford and Douglas Durwood Lunsford. Mary graduated from Minden High School and attended business college in Shreveport, LA. While there, she met Carl Shrader, a young airman stationed at Barksdale Air Force Base. 

In April 1951, Mary and Carl eloped and were married in Texarkana, AR. The couple settled in suburban Washington, DC, where their two boys were born. As a stay-at-home mom throughout her boys' formative years, she provided the family with a foundation that included active membership in the church, a healthy respect for teachers and education, and an appreciation for the opportunities offered by living near our nation's capital. Once her sons had grown and left home to pursue their adult lives, Mary and Carl moved to Severna Park, MD. Mary became an avid golfer and bird watcher, while continuing to embrace her life as wife, mother, and grandmother. In their later years, Mary and Carl moved to Charlotte, NC to be near their grandchildren. Carl passed away in 2009, but Mary continued in her role as matriarch. 

Mary is survived by her two sons, Kenn and his wife Donna Rogers of Matthews, and Michael and his wife Alice Griffin Shrader of Waxhaw; by her grandchildren, Ian Shrader of Waxhaw, Erica Shrader of Raleigh, Jonathan Shrader and his wife Seann Vicente of Lewisville, and Emily Young and Dallas Young of Charlotte; and by her great-grandchildren, Corbin and Jameson, the sons of Jonathan and Seann. 

Mary and Carl loved their family, they loved their Lord, and they loved to dance. So, they are now both with the Lord Jesus Christ, where they no doubt are dancing together again: "Dance, then, wherever you may be, for I am the Lord of the Dance, you see; and I lead you all, wherever you may be, and I lead you all in the dance,' said He." Mary was a devoted member of Weddington United Methodist Church, where a celebration service will be held Thursday, June 25 at 4:00pm. The family will receive friends immediately following the service. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Weddington United Methodist Church.

Submitted by Ann Mays Harlan, Class of 1958 and Linda Holt Moorehead Class of 1961

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LEONARD LANGSTON LYLE

son of George Leonard and Mattye Walker Lyle

older brother or Bob Lyle, class of 1953  

photo - compliments of Ann Mays Harlan

Photo compliments of Earlene Mendenhall Lyle, Class of 1953

LEONARD LYLE  was born 11 Dec. 1930 married Patsy Carson 

Leonard departed this life on the 1st day of June 2005 at 10:45a.m.

They are both interred in the Gardens of Memories in Minden, Louisiana.

Patsy's obit is listed with the graduating class of 1951.

Information Submitted by Mrs. Bob (Earlene) Lyle

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1948 Erma Jean Maddry  

Erma Jean MADDRY Boyter

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Erma Jean Maddry Boyter

SHREVEPORT, LA - Services celebrating the life of Jean Boyter will be at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, January 14, 2012, at Rose-Neath Marshall Street Chapel. Officiating will be Rev. Chuck McInturf and Pastor Mark Eakin. Interment will follow in Forest Park Cemetery, St. Vincent Avenue.

Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Friday at Rose-Neath Marshall Street Funeral Home.

Jean was born September 29, 1929 in Dubberly, LA and passed away Wednesday, January 11, 2012 at home with close family at her bedside. She was a member of Woodridge Baptist Church. Jean retired as Office Manager for Moore's Retread and Tire Company with 40 years of faithful service. She graduated from Minden High School; class of 1948. She loved her family and friends and will be missed dearly. Comfort comes to the family knowing she is at peace and with her Heavenly Father.

Beautiful memories will be shared by her husband of 61 years, Roy J. Boyter; daughters, Pam Stephenson and husband Shell, and Sue Acosta and husband, Dan; grandchildren, Michelle Causey and husband, TC, Christopher Acosta and wife, Laurie, Heather Hayter and husband, Jay, Jonathan Acosta and wife, Mary, Jenny Clark and husband, Chris, and Chrissy Stephenson; and great grandchildren, Robby Acosta, Emily Causey, Ty Causey, Andrew Acosta, Alex Acosta, Kyndall Acosta, Britton Acosta, Jack Hayter, and Cayden Clark.

Honoring Jean, as pallbearers will be TC Causey, Jay Hayter, Chris Clark, Chris Acosta, Jonathan Acosta, Robby Acosta, Esthman Newman, and Joel Boyter.

The family wishes to express their appreciation to Dr. Randy Del Mundo and staff as well as The Glen Retirement Home and St. Joseph's Hospice for their loving care.

Memorials may be made to the Woodridge Baptist Church building fund.

  Submitted by                    Jeannine Sale Miller (Class of 48)  and Carolyn Sale McDaniel(Class of 54)

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Betty Virginia Almond Moreland

HOMER, LA - Funeral services will be held for Betty Virginia Almond Moreland, 76, at First Baptist Church in Homer on Sunday, March 4, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. with Dr. James Simeon, officiating. Interment will follow at Arlington cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Saturday from 5:00-7:00 p.m.

Mrs. Moreland was born Feb. 4, 1931 to Lester N. Almond and Ruby Fay Cook Almond. She entered into rest Thursday, March 1, 2007 at HealthSouth North Louisiana Rehabilitation Hospital in Homer following a lengthy illness. Mrs. Moreland was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church of Homer where she was a member of the choir and assisted in keeping the church attendance records.

Mrs. Moreland was preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd W. Moreland.

She is survived by one son, Robby Moreland and wife, Connie of Broken Arrow, OK; four daughters, Nan Sanders and husband, Doug of Richmond, TX, Lynn Blackwelder and husband, Mike of Homer, Patti Collins of Houston, TX and Molly Clancy and husband, Mike of Walnut Creek, CA; nine grandchildren, Amanda Blackwelder, Kent Blackwelder and wife, Lindsay, Laine and Laura Sanders, Amy Collins, John and Hannah Moreland and Kevin and Ryan Clancy; three great-grandchildren, Blake Sanders, and Olivia and Drew Blackwelder.

Pallbearers will be Ken Bailey, Gary Lewis, Chuck Talley, Randall Pepper, Danny Lee and Charlie Buford. Honorary pallbearers will be J.R. "Snap" Oakes and Don "Chic" Ceccarelli.

For friends considering memorials to Mrs. Moreland, her family suggests the First Baptist Church or the charity of the donors' choice. Rose-Neath Funeral Home

Submitted by Maurice Whitlow

 

 

Dale Morton
Written by Press-Herald Staff   
Friday, 27 July 2007


Graveside services for Mr. Dale Morton, 78, of Minden, will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 28, 2007 at Applewhite Cemetery in Cotton Valley with the Rev. Tom Carlton officiating.

Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Saturday at Rose-Neath Funeral Home.

Mr. Morton was born Jan. 17, 1929 in Cotton Valley and died July 25 in Homer.

Mr. Morton was a forestry land manager and was retired from the Uranium mining industry.

He is preceded in death by his parents, J.E. and Floy Morton; two brothers, James and Floyd Morton; two sisters, Margaret Morton Davis and Mary V. Taylor; and two nephews, Thomas Morton and Mike Morton.

He is survived by eight nieces, Ava Davis Stanfield, Penelope Dooley, Sandy Morton Bethea, Cindy Morton Raines, Cathey Taylor Janeaux, Beverly Gayle Taylor, Phyllis Morton and Betty Morton; three nephews, Jerry Morton, Gene Taylor and Darius Eagan Davis; his first wife and friend, Lola Dewitt; and numerous great-nieces and great-nephews.

Pallbearers will be John Morton, Scott Morton, Thomas Morton, Joe Morton, Phillip Gambrell, Ray Dooley, Troy Bethea and Houston Raines.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital, Shriners Children's Hospital or to First Baptist Church Minden Nicaraguan Mission.

Dale was in the class of '48, a member of the 4-H Club and played football in '45, '46 and '47. 

Maurice Whitlow
 
 
Hi Maurice - don't know if you remember Dale.  He moved back to Minden from Colorado.  He owns all the land across from our big Wal Mart. Read in the paper this morning that he had died.  Like I said, we are really losing a lot of people.                        
Jeannine Sale

 

 

1948Evelyn Ouzts

Betty O. Youngblood

October 14, 1930 - December 6, 2014

Service Date: December 9, 2014 at 12:00 am

Funeral Home Rose-Neath Shreveport Southside

Visitation will be from 11 until service on Tuesday, December 9, 2014.

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Obituaries Betty O. Youngblood

Bossier City, LA- A celebration of life for Betty O. Youngblood, 84, a lifelong resident of northwest Louisiana, passed away December 6, 2014, in Bossier City. Funeral service will be held 12 noon Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at Rose-Neath’s Southside Chapel. Visitation will be 11 until service on Tuesday, December 9, 2014. Officiating will be Reverend Jeff Seger and Reverend Derek Cox. Entombment will follow after service at Forest Park West Cemetery.

   She graduated from Minden High School in May, 1948, with honors.

   Soon after graduating high school she went to work as a legal secretary, and then as a clerk working in various capacities.

   She married Ted C. Youngblood, Sr. in June, 1950, in Minden, and they eventually became residents of Shreveport during the 1950s. Betty & Ted Sr. shared 64 years together as husband and wife. She was the mother to three children, and she treasured her family.

   While continuing to work, and raising children during the 1970’s she continued her education. She graduated in December, 1974 with an Associate Degree, and began her career as a nurse. Desiring to further her education she attended Northwestern State University, graduating in December, 1978, with a BS Degree in Nursing. She continued to work within the nursing profession in the Shreveport area until the early 1990s at which time she retired early due to illness.

   Betty was a decade’s long member of Springs of Grace Baptist Church, formerly Sunset Acres Baptist Church, in Shreveport. She treasured her faith as she treasured her family.

   Preceded in death by father, Willie Roy Ouzts, Sr., mother, Isabella H. Ouzts, brother, Ernest Wray Ouzts, and brother, John M. Ouzts.

 Survived by husband, Ted C. Youngblood, Sr., daughter, Lynn Woodall, son, Ted C. Youngblood, Jr., son, Richard G. Youngblood, brother, Willie Roy Ouzts, Jr., sister, Evelyn McFarland, sister, Anita Williams, four granddaughters, and numerous great-grandchildren.

   Betty was a caring, loving, and wise soul, as was evident in the way she cared for others. She enjoyed fishing, teaching Sunday School classes, sewing, and cooking meals for family at holiday gatherings. She touched many lives in a positive and selfless manner. She battled illness for the last several years of her life but her suffering is now over. May she now rest in peace.

   The Youngblood family would like to express our sincere gratitude to the staff, and to the many members of Springs of Grace Baptist Church for the loving support they have provided on Betty’s behalf over the course of the past several months.

 

Rose-Neath Southside

2500 Southside Drive

318-687-1256

Submitted by Linda Holt Moorehead, Class of 1961

 

 

FRANCES POLAND    

 Frances Poland GoodrichA dear soul has passed and those who loved her are the poorer for the leaving. Frances Poland was born to Jesse James and Lillian Dell Poland on December 18, 1930. The family lived in the Dubach/Minden area as she grew up, the youngest of five children. Frances graduated from high school and moved to Shreveport to attend a secretarial school. It was during her first job with the Hunter Oil Company that she met and married the love of her life, Fritzie {Francis A.} Goodrich on September 6, 1950.  

From an early age Frances was active and loved the outdoors. She and Fritzie enjoyed swimming and fishing together from their courting to as long as they were physically able. She was an avid fisherwoman, but her first love was always family and friends. She readily added Fritzie's daughter from a previous marriage to her family. She and Fritzie would have four children of their own  

Frances was a very smart woman and had a long and full professional life as a bookkeeper.  

Frances will be remembered for her tremendous sense of humor, a quick wit, the best listener and friend anyone could have, a great cook, and an enormously generous and loving spirit. All her children will attest to these and other attributes such as her tenacity [sometimes called stubbornness] and at times a sharp response we will credit to the red hair she inherited from her Irish Father   .

Frances was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Fritzie Goodrich, and three siblings. She is survived by daughters Lydia Gail Jackson [Frank], Tammy Worley [Richard] and sons Stephen [Kathleen], Dennis [Robyn] and Frank [Terrie]. Frances truly enjoyed and adored her ten grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. She will be missed by all. Visitation will be held at Centuries Funeral Home on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 from 5-7pm. Services will be held at Centuries Chapel on Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at 3:00pm. Services will be conducted by Rev. Mark Warke. Interment will follow in Centuries Memorial Park. -

Submitted by Jeannine Sale Miller, Class of 1948

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  Peggy Peck just called and said Juanita Puckett Bryson just died.  She had been so excited about the reunion.  But got sick and did not get to come. Will add her to my list of deceased.  It just seems to get longer and longer.                                                     Jeannine

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BOBBIE RAE STAPLES

This picture was taken when Bobbie was in girl state in 1947.

Photo's compliments of Rowland Ivy

1 Jan. 1931 - 1 July 1998 (Minden Press Herald,  Fri. Apr. 26, 1991) Bobbie Staples Pugh Services for Mrs. Bobbie Staples Pugh, 67, of Minden were held at 10:30 a.m. today at the Rose-Neath Minden Chapel with Brother Bill Ichter officiating.  Burial followed at the Gardens of Memory under direction of Rose-Neath. Mrs. Pugh was born in Minden and died on Wednesday, July 1, 1998 in Bossier City.  She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her brother, Sammy Staples. Survivors include her husband, Rex A. Pugh of Minden; two daughters, Lynn Ritchie and Cindy Balkom of Minden; two sisters, Doris Lee and Peggy Staples of Minden; one brother, Mike Staples of Pennsylvania and eight grandchildren. Pallbearers were Kenny Balkom, Heath Balkom, Loye Jones, Jim Garland, Jerry Adams and George Mourad.  Honorary pallbearers were Clint Ritchie and Luke Ritchie.

Wife, Mother and Grandmother - She is interred in the Gardens of Memory on row 3; Section 2 in the Garden of the Fountain of Youth. Rex and Bobbie were the parents of two daughters, Cindy and Lynn.  Cindy and Lynn each had four children. Bobbie was born the daughter of  Jimmie Ivy and George Staples and was predeceased in death by a brother, Sammy Staples. She was also the sister of Doris, Peggy and Mike Staples. 

Our appreciation goes to Rowland Ivy and Ann Mays Harlan for the picture and obit from the Press-Herald.

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          *DAN STEWART -                                "SEYMOUR"                                       PLAYED FOOTBALL IN 1946 AND 1947                                       CHOIR 1946, 1947 AND 1948                                        BAND 1944, 1945 AND 1946

      There is a grave for Daniel Stewart III born 28 March  - died 26 January 1987 in the Minden City Cemetery in section B-1 next to Ruth MIMS Stewart and Daniel W. Stewart Jr., a lawyer. who died in Garland, Texas.

*The above information graciously furnished by  Maurice Whitlow.
 

Minden Press-Herald, Tuesday, January 27, 1987, Front page   Stewart services tomorrow   Funeral services for prominent Minden attorney Dan W. Stewart III will be held Wednesday, January 28, 1987, at 2 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Minden.   Rev. Bob Burgess and Rev. James Poole will officiate.  Burial will be in the Minden Cemetery under the direction of Rose-Neath Funeral Home.   Mr. Stewart died Monday, Jan. 26, 1987, at Minden Medical Center after an extended illness.  He was 52.   A third generation Minden lawyer, Stewart received his BA and juris doctorate degrees from Tulane University.  He was admitted to the practice of law in 1955.  He was an active member of the American and Louisiana Bar Associations.  He served as president of the Webster Parish Bar Association and as a member of the House of Delegates of the Louisiana Bar.   He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, where he served in the choir and on the Administrative Board.  A former president of the Minden Jaycees, he was also affiliated with the Minden Lions Club, the Salvation Army Board, the United Way, and other civic and service organizations.   His survivors include his wife, Barbara Winch Stewart, Minden; three children, David D. Stewart, Houston; Mrs. John C. Robinson, Dallas; and R. Webster Stewart, Shreveport; two grandchildren, Larry and Catherine Robinson; an aunt, Miss Mary Stewart of Minden, an uncle, Dr. J. Regan Stewart, Statesville, N. C.; and other relatives.   Pallbearers will be Robert Goodwill, Roy Miller, Judge Corky Marvin, R. Thad Andress, Wayne S. Crawford, and Ronald B. Robinson.   Honorary pallbearers will be present and former members of the choir of the First United Methodist Church, the Banks Sunday School Class, and the Webster Parish Bar Association.   Memorials may be made to the Muscular Dystrophy Association, 106 East Kings Hwy., Shreveport, LA.

Obit - Compliments of Ann Mays Harlan

 

 

Class of 1948

Obituary for Walter Maurice Whitlow

Walter Maurice Whitlow, 84 of Arab died Sunday, September 28, 2014 at Marshall Medical Center North E.R.

Mr. Whitlow was born April 15, 1930 in Hope, Arkansas. He was preceded in death by his parents, Junius Artie Whitlow and Maymie Griffin Whitlow and two Brothers: George W. Whitlow and Artie Whitlow, Jr. and one sister: Elouise Whitlow Profitt.

He and the former Patsy Jean Allen were married 58 years and have called Arab their home since 1993. He was a retired Safety Engineer with Monsanto in Decatur and a devoted member of Gilliam Springs Baptist Church.

Maurice started his Fire Protection career at age 15 as a volunteer fireman in his home town of Minden, Louisiana. After high school he served his country in the United States Air Force during the Korean War, stationed in Okinawa, Japan. He enjoyed playing baseball and football and played football for the Air Force, Naha, Japan Eagles. After his active duty he attended Louisiana Tech where he played football. He graduated from Oklahoma A & M (now Oklahoma State University) Fire College. He also received Law Enforcement and Political Science degrees from Jacksonville State University. He worked for Chemstrand Chemical Company, which later became Monsanto, for 28 and a half years in Safety and Fire Protection. He was a fire protection instructor at the Texas A & M Fire Training School in College Station, Texas for 12 years.

He is survived by his wife: Patsy Whitlow; children and spouses: Stewart (Lisa) Whitlow of Arab and Mark (Jenny) Whitlow of Grant; grandchildren and spouse: Jeremy Blake (Tyra) Whitlow of New Hope, Erin Whitlow of Arab, Ashlyn Whitlow of Arab, John William Whitlow of Grant and Clark Whitlow of Grant; great grandchildren: Dathan Whitlow, Delancey Whitlow, Darcey Whitlow and Daxton Whitlow all of New Hope, Alabama.

Funeral service will be 3:00 p.m. Sunday, October 5, 2014 at Gilliam Springs Baptist Church, Brother Jamey Pruett and Brother Blake Whitlow, officiating. Graveside committal with Military Honors and burial will be in Gilliam Springs Cemetery, Arab Heritage Memorial Chapel, directing.

Pallbearers will be Don Burgett, Larry Farley, Frank Howard, Larry Shoemaker, Blake Whitlow, Clark Whitlow, Dathan Whitlow and John W. Whitlow.

Honorary Pallbearers will be members of the Don Burgett Sunday School Class at Gilliam Springs Baptist Church.

Visitation will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, October 5, 2014 at Gilliam Springs Baptist Church.

GOD SPEED MAURICE WHITLOW