Patsy Ruth Beauchamp died July 5, 2004

Mrs. Patsy Ruth Beauchamp Smith July 7, 2004 SHREVEPORT, LA - Mrs. Patsy Ruth Beauchamp Smith, 71, entered into rest Monday, July 5, 2004 in Shreveport, LA. Funeral services will be held at Rose-Neath's Southside Chapel, Thursday, July 8, 2004 at 11:30 a.m. Reverend Bill Blakley will officiate, assisted by Reverend Paul Carroll. Interment will follow in Forest Park West Cemetery, Meriwether Road. The family will receive friends at the funeral home, Wednesday, July 7, 2004 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Mrs. Smith, a former resident of Minden, LA, was born August 15, 1932 in Haughton, LA to the late Telle and Lillie Beauchamp. She graduated from Minden High School, Class of 1950 and later continued her education at Meadows-Draughn School of Business. Mrs. Smith was employed by the Veterans Administration, Western Geophysical Co., and Wynn Methodist Church all in Shreveport, LA. She was a member of Mangum Memorial United Methodist Church, Shreveport, LA and was also a member of the Jubilee Sunday School Class. She was a loving and faithful wife, mother, grandmother and friend. Mrs. Smith will be greatly missed. Her memory will be forever cherished in the hearts, thoughts and prayers of her beloved husband of fifty-three years, Bertrand Wilbur Smith; daughters, Karen Ogden and husband, John of Kingwood, TX, Dana Jackson and Andrea Tatum both of Shreveport, LA; grandchildren, Meredith Ogden, Mark Ogden, Kimberly Jackson, Zachary Jackson, Kyle Tatum, Jamie Tatum and sister-in-law, Judy Eckroth. Pallbearers will be Dommie Lawless, Harvey Christian, A.C. Looney, LeDarby Salter, Dave Culbertson, Thomas Watson III and her grandson, Mark Ogden. Honorary Pallbearers will be her grandsons, Kyle Tatum and Zachary Jackson. Memorial donations may be made to the Louisiana Methodist Children's Home, Post Office Box 929, Ruston, LA 71273 or to the Mangum Memorial United Methodist Church, 3939 Pines Road, Shreveport, LA 71119.Rose-Neath Funeral Home Southside Chapel - 687-1256 ŠThe Shreveport Times July 7, 2004


                              SYMPATHY FOR THE BALDWIN FAMILY  

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Full Name: Convey E. Baldwin
Address: Minden, Louisiana (LA)
Born: 05/28/1932
Died: 01/02/2013
Visitation: 01/04/2013
Service: 01/04/2013
Cemetery: Minden Cemetery

Graveside services for Convey E. Baldwin will be held Friday, January 4, 2013 at 10 a.m. at Minden Cemetery in Minden under the direction of Rose-Neath Funeral Home. Officiating will be Rev. Ronnie Whitlock. The family will receive friends from 8 a.m. until 9 a.m. Friday, January 4, 2013 at Rose-Neath Funeral Home.

Convey was born May 28, 1932 in Dubberly and entered into rest January 2, 2013 in Minden.

His parents Millard and Sybil Baldwin, grandparents George and Martha Allen, and brother Billy Keith Baldwin preceded him in death.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 58 years, Eleanor "Doshie" Baldwin of Minden and a number of nieces and nephews.

Rose-Neath Funeral Home
211 Murrell Street
Minden Louisiana 71055

Buddy Burns

Howard Wesley Burns

Written by Press-Herald Staff   
Tuesday, 23 November 2010
Our beloved “Buddy” passed away at home in Jamul, California on Nov. 13, 2010.  

Buddy was born to Burness and Martha Burns of Minden in the midst of the Great Depression on Jan. 2, 1932.  As a boy, Buddy worked alongside his family as tenant farmers in the cotton fields. Following graduation from Minden High School, he joined the Navy where he served as an aircraft navigator aboard the U.S.S. Boxer during the Korean War. A gifted athlete, Buddy played baseball for the Navy and the semi-pro Minden Redbirds.

After the war, Buddy received a degree in electrical engineering from Louisiana State University.  A career in aerospace brought him to San Diego, where he distinguished himself as a Program Manager on the pioneering Atlas rocket program at General Dynamics. He also became a licensed gerneral contractor.  

People sought Buddy out for his common sense and practical advice. He enjoyed playing golf, camping in the Sierras, and watching a good ballgame. Most of all, he enjoyed going down to the harbor for lunch on Fridays with his wife of 55 years, Suzanne.  

Buddy is survived by his wife; his sons, Wes, Frank and Jim; his sister, Bonnie; and grandchildren, Savannah, Breauna and Haylee.

He will be dearly missed for his warmth, compassion and wit.  A private memorial service will be held at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery in Point Loma, California.

Submitted by Cindy Clements Gay and Elizabeth Roberts Martin

During his years at MHS he was known only as Buddy Burns.  He played football
for the Minden Crimson Tide in 1949 and 1950, basketball 4947 - 1950 and was in
the 4-H Club. He was voted cutest boy in 1950.

He was married to Suzanne Roberts, Class of 1953.

                                HOWARD WESLEY "BUDDY" BURNS"
                                                  CLASS OF 1950
Howard Wesley "Buddy" Burns of Jamul, California, died Saturday, Nov. 13, 2010,  of cancer.

He was retired after a long career with General Dynamics Corp.  He was a member of the class of 1950, a former player for the Minden  Redbirds, a Korean War veteran, and a graduate of Louisiana State University.

Survivors include his wife Suzanne Roberts Burns; 3 sons; a sister; and 4 grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements will be announced.

Submitted by Elizabeth Roberts Martin, Class of 62

Mr. Burns was also preceded in death by his parents Burness and Martha Ann
Burns and two brothers Robert F. Burns from the class of 1949 and Billy L. Burns
from the class of 1954. 
He is also survived by a sister, Mrs. Bonnie B. (Dick) Raether from the class of  1956



Dorothy Jean Corbin Dempsey and her entire family died on June 27, 1957
when Hurricane Audrey, a category four hurricane came down in such magnitude
in Cameron Parish that nothing could have prepared the residents for the deadly
tidal surge of 30 foot high waves that rushed over them. Over 425 people lost theirlife in this storm.



Doris Jean Reed Dillman

Shreveport, La. – Services will be conducted at Centuries Funeral Home Chapel for Doris Dillman, age 74, of Shreveport, La. on Sunday, January 15, 2006 at 3:00 p.m.  Officiating will be Rev. Bill Stowell of Emmanuel Baptist Church where Mrs. Dillman was a member, and assisted by Chaplain Dana Casey.  Interment to follow in Centuries Memorial Park.  Visitation will be at the funeral home on Saturday from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Mrs. Dillman went to be with the Lord on Friday, January 13, 2006 at her residence after a brief illness.  She was born in Minden, La. and lived in Shreveport for over fifty years.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Mark and Ola Reed, her son, Gentry Gamble and her sister, Jennie.  She is survived by her husband of thirty-six years, Edward James Dillman, Jr.; one daughter, Jeana Hale and husband Roger of Minden, La.; one son, Jack W. Gamble and wife, Adrienne of Round Rock, Tx.; one sister, Mary Elizabeth Aldridge of Shreveport, La.; six grandchildren, Roger Hale, Jr. and wife, Heather, Ryan Hale, Jamie Hale, Trey Gamble, Baron Wheeler, Trevor Wheeler and one great-grandchild, Braden Hale.

Note:  Mark Marshall and Ola Mae Dodson Reed are buried in Section G-3, Minden Cemetery.

Submitted by Ann Mays Harlan, Class of 1958


Minden Press-Herald, Friday, March 18, 2016

Nell Dulany Couch

Mrs. Nell Dulany Couch passed away in Crosby, Texas on Wednesday, March 2, 2016. She was born in Minden, the daughter of Jewel “Jack” and N. A. “Frenchy” Dulany.

Mrs. Couch was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Don Couch. Survivors include her children, Gordon Couch (Linda), Jana Brock (Gary), Kim Alexander (Jann) and Eric Couch; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; brothers, John, Jay and Tim Dulany; and sister, Joyce Dulany Anderson.

Nell’s memorial service was held on March 8, 2016, in Crosby.

Submitted by Ann Mays Harlan, Class of 1958

Dear Friends,

It is with a strong sense of loss to inform you of the passing of Nell Dulany Couch this afternoon. I do not have contact numbers or addresses for now for Nell's family. I received an email from Karen, John's wife. Jack and Frenchy have been gone some years now. Nell is the first of the children to pass on. She was eldest..then Joyce, John, Jay, and Tim. If any of you were friends of any of them, I am sure they would be comforted hearing from you.

Nan Hunter Castle
We are writing with sad news. Nell Dulany Couch passed away today from cancer. She was a sister to John, Jay, And Tim Dulany and Joyce Anderson. Nell lived in Crosby, Texas.

John Dulany, Class of 1958.

Nell Dulany, was voted one of the most beautiful girls in Minden in 1948.



Shirley Ann Marrs Edmonson

PELL CITY, AL - Memorial service for Shirley Ann Marrs Edmonson, 74, will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday, January 6, 2007 at Kilgroe Chapel, Pell City, Alabama.
She is survived by 3 sons, Joseph Bryant Edmonson, Jr., Lee Anthony Edmonson, Mark Alan Edmonson; one brother, Randall Marrs; one sister, Evelyn Rabon; and two grandchildren. Kilgroe Funeral Home

Ethel Frances Miller - Attended Mary Hardin Baylor College and majored in Medical Technology. She did her internship at Scott & White Hospital in Temple, Texas. She may have  been buried in Little Rock, Arkansas. She was reputed to be one of the first of her classmates to die. 

Jean Ford died age 44, her husband, John Jorvis, died ten years and one day later. They are interred in the Liberty Cemerty in Marion, Union Parish, Louisiana. Both died of cancer.(Mrs. John Joris)  
William Jerry Galloway is interred in the Garden of Memories, in the Garden of the Fountain of Youth, section 2, row 9. (1932 - 1997) "I'm Free"

Minden Press-Herald, Friday, November 14, 1997  William Jerry Galloway  Services for Mr. William Jerry Galloway, 65, of Minden, will be held 11 a.m. Saturday at Rose-Neath Chapel in Minden.  Burial will follow at the Gardens of Memory with Brother Clyde Frizzell officiating.  Visitation is 6-10 p.m. today.  Mr. Galloway was born in Arcadia and died on Wednesday, Nov. 12, 1997, in Shreveport.  He lived in Webster Parish most of his life and was a businessman and author.  He is survived by his wife, Lois Galloway of Minden; three sons, Kenneth Stevenson, Joseph Stevenson, Gary Stevenson; five daughters, Claire Bockwith, Patti Koch, Emily Milbern, Christie Evans and Cathy Callahan; one sister, Dorothy Madden; a life-long special aunt, Matt Burkhalter; 25 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and two nephews.

Byron Gilbert
Funeral services for Mr. Byron Clay "Tap" Gilbert will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 2, 2002, at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Minden with the Rev. Roy D. Strother officiating. Burial will follow at Old Minden Cemetery.
Visitation will be held from 5 until 8 p.m. today, March 1, at the funeral home.
Mr. Gilbert, a resident of Minden, passed away Thursday, Feb. 28, at LSU Medical Center in Shreveport following emergency surgery for a ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm. He was born Oct. 21, 1930, in the Hortman Community and grew up in Minden playing basketball and baseball. A graduate of Minden High School, he attended Northwestern University and later worked as the Wonder Bread man, at the LAAP, in various construction-related businesses and in real estate. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War, and coached Dixie baseball in Minden for many summers.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Ann Brantly Gilbert in 1994.
He is survived by two sons, Rusty and wife Carolyn Gilbert of Lisbon and Andy and wife Faith Gilbert of Minden; one daughter, Lisa and Tom Farmer of Lafayette; one brother, James "Buddy" and Trini Gilbert; five sisters, Helen and husband Durrell Sanders, Elizabeth Ambrose, Kate Thomas, Ysleta Kranz, and Nell and husband Harlan; three sisters-in-law, Lily Gilbert, Madeline Gilbert and Vanice Harmon; seven grandchildren, Christy, Amy, and Casey Gilbert, Clay Roberts and Sammy Farmer, and Eleanor and Abigail Gilbert; and many nephews, nieces and friends.
Pallbearers will be Gil Harlan, Hal Harlan, Huies Gilbert Jr., Bill Gilbert, Tommy Harrison, Fred Mills, John Tucker and Tommy John Hughes.

Julia Ann "Judy" Leigh Heaberlin is interred in the Gardens of Memory in Section 1, Garden of the Lord's Supper on Row 8. She was born 4 Nov. 1932 and died 10 April 1976. Her parents and younger brother, Walter, are resting nearby her grave.


Nation, Donald Eugene of Bossier City, La. - Funeral services for Donald Eugene Nation, 73, will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday, August 11, 2004 at Rose-Neath Chapel in Minden, LA. Rev. Micah Carter and Rev. Don McCormick will officiate. Interment will follow at Pleasant Valley Cemetery near Dixie Inn. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Mr. Nation passed away August 8, 2004 in Bossier City, LA. He was born in Minden, LA and was a retired School Teacher and Coach.
Mr. Nation was preceded in death by his first wife, Betty Lou Nation.
He is survived by two sons: Britt Nation and wife Dianne of Sibley, LA and Todd Nation of Minden, LA; one daughter, Lisa McMichael; special friend, Glenda Nation; two sisters: Virginia Nation of Minden, LA and Evelyn Moak of Wellington, DE; three brothers: Webster Nation and Pat Nation, both of Minden, LA and Caston Nation of Greenville, TX; grandchildren: Brandi, Taryn, Ashley, Allen Todd, Kris, Ashlea, Carlee Jo and Jasper; great grandchildren: McKenzie Lou and Hudson Lynn and many nieces and nephews. Rose-Neath Funeral Home


Minden Herald, Front page, Thursday, March 24, 1960   Earl Weaver Electrocuted HereTuesday   Earl D. Weaver, 28-year-old employee of the Southern Bell Telephone Company was electrocuted Tuesday, March 22, 1960, near Homer when he touched a telephone line that had been electrically charged by a power line some distance from the scene of the accident.   Pat Tatum, Minden Telephone Company branch office manager, stated today that the exact details of the accident would not be known until a complete investigation, now underway, is finished.  Tatum stated that Weaver was working on a toll line at the time of the accident and was presumably making permanent repairs to the line damaged by the recent ice storm.   Vern Burnette, Division Manager for the company headquarters in Shreveport, is conducting the investigation and statements have been taken from at least five Southern Bell employees who were near the scene of the accident.   Tatum stated that no high electric voltage is carried in the telephone company lines, indicating that the charge which resulted in Weaver's death came from another source.  The investigating team is seeking to determine the source of the high voltage.   Funeral services were held yesterday at 3 p.m. in the Eastside Baptist Church here.  The Rev. A. T. Powers officiated.  Burial followed in the Gardens of Memory Cemetery under the direction of the Green-Kleinegger Funeral Home.   Survivors are his widow, Mrs. Glenda Weaver; two children, Rhonda and Earl D. Weaver, Jr., of Minden; parents, Mr. & Mrs. W. E. Weaver, also of Minden; two brothers, Tommy Weaver of Shreveport, and Billy Weaver of Minden; and a sister, Mrs. R. L. Malone of Springhill.

Compliments of Ann Mays Harlan

Marcia Wren Gater Class of 1950
Written by Press-Herald Staff   
Monday, 17 May 2010

Marcia Wren Gater passed from this world on May 15, 2010. Born and raised in Minden, she attended Northwestern University and pursued a professional career in San Francisco, California for many years before returning home to care for her mother, Ola Spencer Wren. She was a longtime secretary of the United Methodist Women Society and an active member of First United Methodist Church of Minden.

She was preceded in death by her mother and father, Mr. and Mrs. Marcus D. Wren, Sr.; her sister, Elizabeth Wren Yowell; and her brother Dr. William Spencer Wren. She is survived by her brother, Marcus D. Wren, Jr. and wife Gay Stewart Wren, and many loving nieces and nephews, Susanya Schuett, Eddy Yowell, Spencer Wren, Mike Wren, Barbara Joslin, Marcus Wren III, Stewart Wren, Ellen Wren Uzelac, Lovic Wren, and Rusty Wren. She leaves behind many great-nieces and great-nephews, who will all dearly miss her as well.

The family would like to express appreciation for the wonderful care provided by the staff of Willis Knighton Pierremont ICU. They went above and beyond their call of duty with their help and understanding.With her at her death were Teresa Wren and Liz Wren helping to ease her journey.

Graveside services will be held today, May 17, 2010 at 3:30 p.m. at Pine Grove Methodist Church Cemetery in Minden. A memorial service will be held at First United Methodist Church in Minden Friday, June 4, 2010. Visitation was held at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Minden Sunday, May 16, 2010 from 5 until 7 p.m.

Submitted by Linda Holt Moorehead, Class of 1961



Lera Mae Loe

June 27, 2012 Staff Reports

Funeral services for Lera Mae Dunn will be held Thursday, June 28, 2012 at 10 a.m. at Calvary Missionary Baptist Church in Minden. Officiating will be Rev. Jim Crain and Rev. Don McCormick. Interment will follow at Gardens of Memory in Minden under the direction of Rose-Neath Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 5 until 8 p.m. on Wednesday, June 27, 2012 (today) at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Minden.

Lera was born September 10, 1931 in Minden and entered into rest June 26, 2012 in Minden. She was a member of Calvary Missionary Baptist Church in Minden.

She is survived by her husband Bill Dunn of Minden, son William Dennis Dunn and wife Jennifer of Hot Springs, Arkansas, daughter Mary Beth Kilgore and husband James V. of Hampton, Arkansas, sisters Faye Miller and husband C.D. of Minden, Patsy Mancuso and husband Dominick of Carriere, Mississippi, brother A.D. Lowe, Jr. and wife Betty of Minden, seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Dulane Wilthies, Dewey Wilthies, Randy Miller, Jim Jones, Richard Dunn, and Joe Batres.

Donations may be made to Calvary Missionary Baptist Church, 1400 Homer Road, Minden, LA 71055 or American Cancer Society.