Tommy G. Anders 1933 - 12 October 1981 Sgt. U. S. Marine Corps Korea

Tommy Anders is  interred in the Gardens of Memory in section 1, Garden of Faith, row 11. Five family members are also buried here. Jimmy Ray (1928 -   )  and Elva Ann Anders (1930 - 2002)J.B. Anders - 19 Jul. 1898 -11 Apr. 1966 Louisiana SC4 - US Navy World War 1 Edith Nugent Anders 14 Nov. 1907 - 11 Sep. 1989 Beloved Wife and Mother.

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Carlisle Funeral Home 701

Hospital Drive Tarboro, N.c. 107886

Tommy Lee Baggett,Jr

April 27, 2013

Tarboro

Tommy Lee Baggett,Jr. 81 died Saturday, April 27, 2013

Funeral service will be held Tuesday 2:00 PM at Carlisle Funeral Home with Pastor Tim Bowen officiating. Burial will follow in Edgecombe Memorial Park

Tommy was preceded in death by his first wife, Alma Mitchell Baggett,
He is survived by a loving family including
Wife Peggy M. Baggett
Daughters; Patricia Fountain and husband Vinton of Raleigh
Debbie Serra and husband Mike of Raleigh
Linda Kinsley and husband Thom of Tarboro
Arlene Wooten and husband Chris of Tarboro


Peggy’s children; Lee Owens and wife Carolyn of Pinetops
Kenny Owens of Tarboro
Gary Owens of Tarboro
Brenda Tucker and husband Dennis of Pinetops


Sister, JoAnn McCormick of Arizona
Brother, Roy Baggett of Texas

6 grandchildren 4 great grandchildren
Peggy’s 8 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren


Carlisle Funeral Home Monday from 6 to 8:30 PM and other times at the home of Arlene and Chris Wooten, 5781 US 64 Alt. W,Tarboro (Note: Tommy was also preceded in death by his mother Mrs. Lucille Cooper Baggett, and two sisters; Mrs. Frances Baggett Billiott, class of 1951, and Mrs. Judy Baggett Greene, class of 1961.)

Our thanks to Richard McComic for informing us of Tommy's funeral.

God Speed Tommy Baggett

 

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FRANCES BAGGETT BILLIOTT


Frances Baggett Billiott of Baytown, Texas died Sunday, January 13, 2008. She was preceded in death by her mother, Lucille Cooper Baggett. She is survived by her husband Bill of Baytown, Texas; two sons, Paul Michael, granddaughter, Demitria Michael, and grandson, Jack Michael of Seattle, WA; Barry Michael of Houston, Texas and grandson, Evan Michael; brothers, Tommy Baggett of Tarboro, NC; Roy Baggett and wife, Mary of Blue Ridge, TX, sisters, JoAnn McComic and husband, Richard of Glendale, Arizona; Judy Greene of Gloucester, VA; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A private memorial service will be held later this week.

Submitted by Judy Baggett Greene, Class of 1961

    IN MEMORY OF FRANCES

Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep

By Mary Frye

Do not stand at my grave and weep,
I am not there, I do not sleep.
I am in a thousand winds that blow,
I am the softly falling snow.
I am the gentle showers of rain,
I am the fields of ripening grain.
I am in the morning hush,
I am in the graceful rush
Of beautiful birds in circling flight,
I am the starshine of the night.
I am in the flowers that bloom,
I am in a quiet room.
I am in the birds that sing,
I am in each lovely thing.
Do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not there. I do not die.

Submitted by Vera & Tommy Weaver in memory of Frances Baggett Michael Billiott

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Larry Barron died Dec. 14, 2004.  He is survived by his wife Mattie and two daughters; Dr. Ann Barron Morgan (Jim) of Chattanooga, Tn. and Beth Barron of Houston, Tx. His home was Rising Fawn, Georgia.  He was a retired Lt. Colonel in the USAF and is buried in the Chattanooga National Cemetery in Chattanooga, Tn.

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James Byron Braswell, Jr.



BOSSIER CITY, LA - A memorial service for James Byron Braswell, Jr. will be at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 25, 2016 at Rose-Neath's Bossier Chapel. Officiating will be Bro. Tommy Patton. Visitation will be prior to the service on Saturday, beginning at 1:30 p.m.

Byron was born January 31, 1932 in Minden, LA to James Byron Braswell, Sr. and Bernice Minchew Braswell. He passed away June 19, 2016 in Bossier City, LA. It is only fitting that he passed away on Father's Day, his soul soaring into Heaven to be with our Lord Jesus Christ.

He received his Bachelor's Degree from Southern Methodist University. Byron was the owner of several businesses related to the construction industry. He was a member and Past Potentate of the El Karubah Shrine, member of the Scottish Rite and 32nd Degree Mason. He enjoyed frying fish, grillin' for family and friends, horseback riding, hunting, fishing, playing golf and last, but not least, dancing with his wife. Byron dearly loved his God, family and country, also his Saints, Cowboys, Tigers, Mustangs and his western shows.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Byron is survived by his wife, Betty Ashley Braswell; daughters and spouses, Dianne and Bubba Philen, Sandra and David Schauble, Susan and Scott Crawford; son Byron Braswell; stepsons and spouses, Desmond Ashley and Darren Victory, Percy and Beverly Ashley; numerous grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

The family would like to extend a very special thank you to his beloved caregivers, Patsy, Tiffany, Margo, Tuffy, Libby, Jean, Sherri, Beverly and Willis-Knighton Hospice.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to .

Published in Shreveport Times from June 23 to June 25, 2016

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ANN BRIDGES

Mrs. Ann Bridges Jensen

July 06, 2011

Ann Bridges Jensen, 77, died Monday, June 27, 2011. A Requiem Eucharist will be celebrated on Thursday July 7, 2011 at 11 a.m. at St. Peter's by-the-Lake Episcopal Church. Inurnment will follow in the church columbarium. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. in the parish hall.

Ann, the daughter of the late Robert and Mary Bridges, was born Sept. 7, 1933 in Minden. Shortly after graduating from Minden High School, she married James (Jim) Richard Jensen, the love of her life and husband of 59 years.

Ann's passions were her family, her faith and her work as a realtor. The eldest of six siblings, she raised, loved and cared for her brothers and sisters throughout her life. As a mother, she set an example for her three daughters of how to live a life of fun, laughter and find joy in all things. Through her life, she inspired others to practice the values of acceptance, open-mindedness and seeing goodness in all people.

She was a long-time member and servant of St. Peter's by-the-Lake Episcopal Church in Brandon. Although she was a small person, she had big ideas and could make things happen. Among her accomplishments at St. Peter's were the addition of the columbarium and the memorial garden. An energetic and inspirational member of the church, she provided joy to the congregation through her ministries which included social activities such as line dancing, sending cards for important occasions and inviting others to share her faith.

Ann's passion for her work led her to be named Realtor of the Year in Mississippi and receive many other honors throughout her career. One of her greatest achievements was co-founding the Women's Council of Realtors, where she recently received a standing ovation for her work as a pioneer in the field.

She is survived by her husband, Jim Jensen; her loyal Schnauzer, Molly Bea; her children and her grandchildren, Douglas and Letitia (Leigh) Jensen Crawford and their daughter; Claire; Matthew and Dianna Jensen Rooney and their sons, Austin and Lucas, Johnny and Dana Lemly, their daughter, Morgan and their son Brooks, his wife Amy, and their children, Matthew and Elyse.

She is also survived by her sisters, Lynn McCoy and Kay Murphy; and her brother; Jerry Bridges. She is preceded in death by her two brothers, Wayne and Robert Bridges.

Memorials may be made to St. Peter's by-the-Lake Episcopal Memorial Garden, 1954 Spillway Road, Brandon MS 39047; The Cleft Palate Foundation, Claire's Bears, 1504 East Franklin Street, Suite 102, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-2820; and Hospice Ministries, 450 Town Center Blvd, Ridgeland, MS 39157.

Submitted by Ann Mays Harlan, Class of 1958

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Billie Jean Brown is interred in the Gardens of Memory in section 1, in the Garden of the Lord's Supper, on row 7. She is sleeping beside her only husband Otis Durl Rea, a son of Lillie Gresham and Wesley Rea. The marriage was held on the 15th. day of April, 1950. The markers read:  Billie Jean Rea born 2 Nov. 1931 died 29 Nov. 1994 a loving wife and mother. Otis Durl Rea born 21 Sep. 1927 died 22 Dec. 1994 SK3 US NAVY. Otis died one month after Billie died. They were the parents of two beautiful daughters Patti D'Lena, the mother of Shawn Christopher White and Mrs. Todd (Tana Kay) Beckman the mother of April Christen Beckman. Billie Jean was born the daughter of Mrs. Thelma Lena Holloday Chandler and Charles Brown.   Billie did not return to school after her Junior year.

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Patsy Carson is interred in the Gardens of Memory - Section 1 Garden of Faith,  Row 1, Her marker reads: Patsy C. Lyle 19 Feb. 1933 - 6 Jul. 1998

Minden Press-Herald, Wednesday, July 8, 1998   Patsy Carson Lyle Graveside services for Mrs. Patsy Carson Lyle, 65, of Carrollton, Texas, will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Gardens of Memory. Mrs. Lyle died on Monday, July 6, 1998 in Flower Mound, Texas.  She was a homemaker. Survivors include her husband, Leonard L. Lyle of Carrollton, Texas; mother, Marjorie Carson of Minden; daughters, Tina Mitchell and husband Jim, and Jennifer Hobby, all of Flower Mound, Texas, and Debbe James and husband Ike of Clear Lake, Texas; sister, Louise Ritchie and husband Shelly of Minden, four grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation will be at 5 p.m. today at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Minden. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association.

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Tim Carter died 11/14/2001

Minden Press-Herald, Thursday, November 29, 2001

Tim Carter

Graveside services for Tim Carter, 68, were held at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16,
2001, at Whitehall Cemetery under the direction of Rose-Neath Funeral Home
in Minden.

Mr. Carter, a native of Leton and a resident of Minden, passed away
Wednesday, Nov. 14, in Minden.  Formerly of Broken Arrow, Okla., he was a
self-employed bookkeeper and tax service owner.  He was also a member of
Sons of Confederate Veterans and a member of the American Legion.

He was preceded in death by his father, Ezra S. Carter.

He is survived by his son, Myke Carter and wife, Angela of Broken Arrow;
daughter, Renee' La Viness and husband Gene of Broken Arrow; brother, Ezra
S. Carter Jr., and wife Diana of Brighton, Mich.; mother, Mildred Lee Carter
of Minden; grandsons, Jay, Tom and Jim, all of Tulsa, Okla.; and numerous
nieces and nephews.

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Minden Press-Herald, Thursday, January 3, 1980

Mrs. Wimpy Drake Coleman

Mrs. Marian “Wimpy” Drake Coleman died early New Year’s morning (Jan. 1, 1980) at her home in Tomball, Texas, after a lengthy illness.

She is survived by her husband E. O. Coleman, three daughters, three sons, five grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Leon O’Rear, Mrs. Reese Elkins, Mrs. W. L. O’Rear; two brothers, Bill Drake and Bo Drake.

Her body has been donated to the Baylor Medical Center in Waco, Texas, for cancer research. 

The family asks that donations to any cancer fund be made in lieu of flowers.

Submitted by Ann Mays Harlan, Class of 1958
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Janis David


Janis David Goodwill

Written by Press-Herald Staff   
Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Janis Goodwill passed away Sunday, April 24, 2011 at her home following a long courageous battle with cancer.

She was born Feb. 12, 1933 in Minden to Larkin and Leo David. She graduated from Minden High School in 1951 and worked at Minden Bank and Trust Company for a few years.She was a lifelong faithful member of First Baptist Church and loved being a secretary in the Youth Department of Sunday School for more than 40 years. She was a member of the WMU, and the Young Women’s Service Club.All who knew and loved her remember how kind, compassionate and family-oriented she always was.

Janis is survived by her husband of 55 years, Robert (Tuby) Goodwill of Minden; daughters, Brenda Tolar and husband, Mike of Minden and Dianne Goodwill; granddaughters, Nicole Rowton and Kelly Tolar of Minden and Brandi Rowton of McKinney, Texas; grandsons, Nicholas Rowton, Jonathan Tolar and wife, Rebekah of Maryland and Will Tolar of Cotton Valley; great-grandchildren, Ethan and Katelynne Tolar; sisters, Leatrice West and husband, Claude of Minden and Cortez Cupples and husband, Doug of Minden; brother-in-law, Marion Goodwill of Shreveport; nieces, Sandra Jackson and husband, Mike, Peggy Waters and husband, Charles, Claudia Lee and husband, Steve all of Minden; nephews, David Cupples and wife, Lisa of Minden, Bill Goodwill of Shreveport and Mike Goodwill of Shreveport.

Preceding her in death were her parents, Larkin and Leo David; her nephew, Keith Cupples; her sister-in-law, Anna Faye Goodwill and Tuby’s parents, Jasper and Annie Goodwill.

Her zest for life surrounded her with many close, dear friends, especially her special friend; Sarah Minter, who was her constant shopping partner. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, April 28, 2011 at 10 a.m. at Rose-Neath Funeral Home Chapel in Minden. Officiating will be the Rev. Bill Crider. Interment will follow at Minden Cemetery under the direction of Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Minden.

The family will receive friends from 5 until 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 27, 2011 at Rose-Neath Funeral Home

Pallbearers will be Mike Jackson, Charles Waters, Randy Shelley, Douglas Culpepper, David Miller and Will Tolar.Honorary pallbearers will be Claude West, Douglas Cupples, Robert Thompson, Steve Lee, David Cupples, Jonathan Tolar and FBC Chapel Class.

Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society or charity of choice.

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Service Date: June 1, 2016 at 10:00 am
Funeral Home Rose-Neath Minden
Place of Service Calvary Missionary Baptist Church
Visit: 5-7 Tuesday May 31, 2016
Minden, LA
William (Bill) T. Dunn



Funeral services for William (Bill) T. Dunn will be held Wednesday, June 1, 2016 at 10 a.m. at Calvary Missionary Baptist Church in Minden, Louisiana with Rev. Jim Crain officiating. Interment will follow at Gardens of Memory in Minden under the direction of Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Minden. The family will receive friends from 5 til 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at Rose-Neath Funeral Home.
William was born January 11, 1931 in Minden, Louisiana and entered into rest May 30, 2016 in Minden, Louisiana. He served in the Louisiana National Guard for six years, was a member of Calvary Missionary Baptist Church, a member of the Dorcheat Masonic Lodge # 276 and a member of the Scottish Rites in Shreveport, Louisiana.
He was preceded in death by his wife Lera Mae Dunn and brothers Hugh Garland Dunn and Richard Jerry Dunn.
He is survived by his son William Dennis Dunn and wife Jennifer of Hot Springs, Arkansas, daughter Mary Beth Kilgore and husband James of Hampton, Arkansas, sister Shirley Batres and husband Joe of Minden, grandchildren William Patrick Dunn and wife April, Angela Crain and husband Steven, Drew Douglas Kilgore and wife Lynn, Elizabeth May Kilgore Johnson and husband Thomas, Rachel A. Howard and husband Jessie, twelve great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be William Patrick Dunn, Drew Douglas Kilgore, Thomas Johnson, Benny Wood, Dulane Wiltheis, and Joe J. Batres, Jr.
SUBMITTED BY ANN MAYS HARLAN, CLASS OF 58 AND lINDA HOLT MOOREHEAD, CLASS OF 61

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Travis Evans 02/25/1994

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Martha Fuller 09/20/1999 Mrs. Martha Fuller Lofton

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Bobby Gaither died in Lafayette, Louisiana

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Marcia Wren Gater Class of 1951
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.

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Gloria Lynn Grubbs  (Mrs. Gloria Lynn Grubbs Locke)

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Betty Jane McNamara



Posted: Wednesday, August 10, 2016 3:22 pm | Updated: 3:26 pm, Wed Aug 10, 2016.
Betty, born June 9, 1932, was the oldest child of Wilmard and Lillian Grigsby, and sister to William “Buster” Grigsby, who precede her in death.
Betty is survived by her husband, Jude R. McNamara, having been married more than 62 years. Betty is mother to Donna Marie Gibbons (Ron), Jude Robert, Jr. (Cindy), Elizabeth Camp (deceased), Karen Lee Raabe (Mark), Sandra Elisa Boatright (Daniel), Robin Rose Wiseneske (deceased), and Therese Leona Zurovec (Randy); 19 grandchildren; and 16 great grandchildren and two more on the way.
Betty and her brother Buster grew up on a farm outside of Minden, Louisiana, surrounded by family and extended family. She was very active in her church and community, attended school in Minden and graduated with her nursing degree from Northwestern State College in Natchitoches, LA.
In 1954, Betty married Jude McNamara, a United States Air force Lieutenant, and began a 62 year love story. Between 1955 and 1963, they grew their family to seven children while navigating the military life. All the while, she was actively involved in and supporting her children’s lives including Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, sporting events, drill team, cheerleading, shopping, counselling, and countless other activities. She was referred to lovingly as Betty, Babe, Wife, Mother, Mommy, Mommy, Mama, Mom, Grandmother, Mimi, GG, Money, and Gumps. After retiring from the Air Force in 1974, Jude and Betty settled in Houston, Texas, involved in their church and their ever growing family.
Betty is reverently remembered as the center of their life:
“Mom was always the place I would go when the rest of the world beats me like a drum” “Mom was my comfort.” “Mom was patient, endlessly loving energy.” “Mom was the diaper changin’, cupcake makin’, booboo kissin’, boyfriend grillin’, makeup removin’, under the bed checkin’, secret keepin’, interference runnin’, God fearin’, and all knowin’.” “Mom was always there after school and the conversations we had then made me into the woman I am today.”
“What I remember most about my mom was how much she supported me in all of my high school endeavors. No matter how much of a challenge it was, she was there. Another great memory of my mom is when we were on summer breaks and we would always make sure and watch Days of Our Lives everyday together. Spending that time with her was invaluable and I still cherish it to this day.”
“Mom taught me faith in God, unconditional love, acceptance, to believe in myself and the value of forgiveness and family through example and our many conversations throughout my life. Her gracious love for my children will be a gift to treasure forever. Mom, your quiet yet strong presence created my foundation. We love you, Mom.”
Betty found the secret to a happy life, serving God and her family. She will be missed.
The family will receive friends from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 13, 2016 at the Schmidt Funeral Home Grand Parkway Chapel, in Katy, with funeral services to follow at 4:00 p.m. with Father Ruben Nwankhor officiating.
To express condolences, please visit www.SchmidtFuneralHome.net.
Funeral services held under the direction of Schmidt Funeral Home, 1344 W. Grand Parkway South, Katy, Texas 77494; (281) 391-2424.

Submitted by Ann Mays Harlan, Class of 58 & Linda Holt Moorrehead, Class of 61

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Thomas Hawkins

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Barbara Heflin 08/21/2001 md. Donald Wright interred in the Gardens of Memory, Section 1, Garden of the Good Shepherd, Row 14. Double marker with Donald R. Wright born 23 Feb. 1933 died 14 Nov. 1985. Barbara H. Wright born 30 Oct. 1933 died 21 Aug. 2001. 

Mary Alice Jones is interred in the Gardens of Memory in section 1, Garden of the Good Shepherd, row 3. She was born 5 Dec. 1932 and died 15 Oct. 1980. There is room on the marker for Wayne Blanchard Youngblood born 28 June 1930. Also interred in the same plot is Bonnie Mosley Youngblood born 28 Aug. 1931 and died 5 Nov. 1998.

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  Shannon Jernigan

February 14, 2012

Shannon Jernigan Crawford

Erin Cooper White's Funeral Home Tue Feb 14, 2012, 08:00 AM CST

— Shannon Jernigan Crawford, 78, of Weatherford, passed away Friday, Feb, 10, 2012 at her home. She was a beloved mother, grandmother, and sister.

Shannon was born Aug. 24, 1933 in Carthage, Texas. She graduated from Minden High School in Louisiana in 1951 and attended Business School in Shreveport from 1952-1953.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Lorene & Leuell Jernigan, and her daughter, Sandra Kay Forbes, and grandson, Kelly Anson Caudle.

She is survived by sisters, Jerri Jernigan, Carole Jernigan Govan and husband, Chip; brothers, Leuell Curtis Jernigan and wife, Cecilia, W. Keith Jernigan and wife, Cheryl; daughter, Rebecca Crawford Maris and husband, Dewey; grandchildren, Anthony Kevin Caudle, Kimberly Forbes Williams, and Tracie Michelle Forbes, Chris Maris, Jennifer Maris Sproat and husband, Michael, Angela Kay Klutts and husband, Ben; great-grandson, Micah Tyler Sproat and great- granddaughter, Emily Klutts. She is also survived by four nieces and four nephews.

White’s Funeral Home in Weatherford will prepare and transport her to Hawthorn Funeral Home in Carthage,Texas.

Memorial Service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15 at Shady Grove Baptist Church in DeBerry, TX.

In lieu of flowers, send donations to: Maranatha Temple, 12319 Highway 146, P.O. Box 865, Mont Belvieu, Texas 77580 or call 281-576-2259 or Outreach of Love Church, 134 Otto Drive, Weatherford, Texas or call 817-594-6108.

White’s Funeral Home

130 Houston Ave., Weatherford, TX 76086

Submitted by Ann Mays Harlan, Class of 58

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Mattie Faye Botzong Kennedy  Class of 1951
Written by Press-Herald Staff   
Tuesday, 22 September 2009
Mattie was born Nov. 18, 1933, to Glenis and Parnell Botzong. She entered into ret Friday, Sept. 18, 2009.
Mattie was preceded in death by her husband, William (Pedo) Kennedy; her parents; sister, Dorothy; and three grandchildren.

She is survived by her two sons, Billy Kennedy and wife Linda of Minden and Donald Kennedy and wife Teresa of Minden; one daughter Karen King; her twin Lillie Botzong Fletcher (J.T.) of Minden; Gladys Turner (Roy) of Texas,

Frank Botzong (Genetta) of Taylor, Yvonne Botzong Copeland (Jimmy) of Taylor and Ralph Botzong of Sibley; seven grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 24, 2009 at First Pentecostal Church in Minden.
Family and friends are encouraged to join in the celebration of Matties’s life.

The family would like to send special thanks to the staff of Town and Country Nursing Home in Minden and to Dr. Hines.

 

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Betty Jane Maddry is interred in the Gardens of Memory, Section 1, Garden of Faith, row 15. There are four people buried in this plot. I will list her last. Wilbur Elroy Maddry (1904-1987) Doris Burrison (1908-1974) Double Marker, Richard Roy Maddry 18 Nov. 1946 - 2 Aug, 1999, Betty Jane Maddry Utley 21 Apr., 1932 - 12 Apr. 1999

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Mattie Morgan (Mrs. Mattie Morgan Brown)

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Verner Glenn Owen, Jr. born 16 Jan. 1932 died 11 Nov. 1997. He first married Shirley Ann Frazier of Minden. They were the parents of Charles, Sandra and Mark. During that time he was employed for Gould Battery Plant. They were living in Bossier City. The marriage ended in divorce after 1975.   He shares a double marker with Caroline C. Owen born 20 June 1934. She  died 28 July 1989. The marker reads married 20 June, 1980.  Nearby are the graves of his parents & their parents on row 10, section 1 Garden of Faith.  Verner Glen Owen born 1906 died 1989,  Mildred Boddie Owen born 1911 died 1996, Hugh Longino Owen born 8 Apr. 1880 died 12 Oct. 1971. Esther Avinger Owen born 3 Feb. 1884 died 3 Jan. 1961.

Minden Press-Herald, Thursday, November 13, 1997 Verner Glenn Owen, Jr. Services for Mr. Verner Glenn Owen, Jr., 65, of Bossier City, will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at the Rose-Neath Bossier Chapel with Rev. Billy Pierce, pastor of Cypress Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will be held at the Gardens of Memory in Minden, under direction of Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Bossier City.  Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. today. Mr. Owen was born in Simsboro and was a retired electrician for GNB Battery.  He was a veteran of the Korean War.  He died Tuesday, Nov. 11, 1997. Mr. Owen was preceded in death by his mother and father, Mildred and Verner Owen.  He is survived by three children, Charles B. Owen and wife Mary, Sandra J. Owen Abbott and husband Robert, Mark E. Owen and wife Shirlee; one sister Jeane Welsh; 10 grandchildren, two nieces and one nephew.

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Etta Frances Puckett

January 11, 2012 Staff Reports

PUCKETT_OBIT880A memorial service for Etta Frances Puckett, 78, of Minden, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012 in the West Chapel of First Baptist Church, Minden. The Rev. Casey Dees will officiate.

Fran was born June 17, 1933 in Minden and died Jan. 7, 2012 in Minden.

Fran lived in Minden all her life. She had a passion for reading and gardening. She was a devoted mother, grandmother and a very special great-grandmother. She had a gift of hospitality, a listening ear and was a friend to many.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Alta McKamie Puckett; husband, Wilford Shaw; sister, Juanita Puckett Bryson; and grandson, Jonathan Gregory Rumby.

She is survived by a daughter, Sheila Wood and husband Chuck; son, Greg Rumby and wife Sherry; daughters, Sandra Ford and Cindy Shaw; grandchildren, Casey Dees and wife Marta, Morgan Wood, Amy Burnworth, Genny Hasty and husband Carter and Kadie Rumby.

She is also survived by great-grandchildren, Allison and Samuel Dees, Jacob and Joshua Hasty, Braden, Evan and Caleb Wood, Brantley and Walton Burnworth and Andre Hooker.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to United Christian Assistance Program (UCAP), 204 Miller Street, Minden, LA 71055.

Submitted by Bernard McCoy, Class of 1951

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 Gene Pugh Horton (Class of 1951) died Dec. 12, 2007 in Brandon, Mississippi, and she is buried there.  There was no obit in the Minden paper.

Submitted by Ann Mays Harlan, Class of 1958

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Sidney W. Rhame, Jr. went to be with his Heavenly Father on July 25, 2009.  He was born January 23, 1933 in

Joaquin, TX.  He was a longtime member of NW Baptist Church and served 40 years as a Deacon.

This month Sidney also completed 50 years as a CPA.  He was preceded in death by his birth parents, Sid and Velma Rhame and beloved mother of 60 years, Edna Clark Rhame; sister, Billie Lang; and brother, Doyle Rhame.  Sidney is survived by his wife, Georgene; daughter, Joy McDonald and husband Jim; and his sons: Sidney W. Rhame III and wife Melodee, and George Rhame and wife Teresa; 5 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to NW Baptist Church, “Equipping the Next Generation” (building fund).

Family will greet friends from 6-8 pm, Monday, July 27, at Mercer-Adams.  Graveside services will be Tuesday,

July 28, at 11:00 am at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, and Memorial Service 2:00 pm at NW Baptist Church.

Submitted by Ann Mays Harlan, Class of 1958


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Odessa Stanfield is interred in the Pleasant Valley Methodist Church located on Highway 7 approx. 7 miles north of Dixie Inn. The church and cemetery were organized in 1872 and are still in use today. The cemetery is well kept and is used by many families in the community. This cemetery was full of Hortman graves.  Mrs. Odessa S. Hortman August 1, 1933 - June 6, 1991

 

Minden Press-Herald, Sunday, June 9, 1991 Odessa Stanfield Hortman Funeral services for Odessa Stanfield Hortman, 57, were held Saturday, June 8 at 4 p.m. in the Minden Rose-Neath Chapel.  President Sandifred Ellson of the Dallas, Texas Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ Latter-Day Saints officiated.  Burial followed in the Pleasant Valley United Methodist Church Cemetery under the direction of Rose-Neath Funeral Home. Mrs. Hortman passed away Thursday, June 6 in Fort Worth, Texas after a lengthy illness. Mrs. Hortman was a native born in Webster Parish, a resident of Shreveport and Fort Worth, Texas. Survivors include her husband, Leland F. Hortman; two sons, Bradley L. Hortman, Lake Forest, Calif., Bennett E. Hortman, Fort Worth, Tx.; one daughter, Mrs. Suzanne H. Coker, Haughton; one son-in-law, Jimmy C. Coker, Haughton; two daughters-in-law, Lorna Hortman, Fort Worth, Tx., Alice Ann Hortman, Lake Forest, Calif.; six grandsons, Brandon and Daniel Coker, Haughton; Aaron and Austin Hortman, Lake Forest, Calif.; Bennett and Michael Hortman, Fort Worth, Tx.; mother, Mrs. Jack Stanfield, one sister, Sue S. Jones; two brothers, Joe H. Stanfield and Jim Lee Stanfield of Heflin; one sister-in-law, Catherine H. Whitman, two brothers-in-law, W. G. Jones and Ben Whitman; nieces and nephews, Brenda J. Squyres, Wesley J. Jones, Terry L. Jones, Keith Stanfield, Karen S. Higgins, Amanda Stanfield, Marlene S. Lindsey, Leah L. Stanfield, Wade A. Stanfield, Sherri Lillie; great-nieces and nephews, Kristen Finch, Kelsey Finch, Lucas Squyres, Jarrod Squyres, Jonathan Squyres, Waylon Jones, Brittany Jones, Marty Jones, Amie Higgins, Shelley Higgins, Kevin Stanfield, Destiny Stanfield, Brandy Stanfield, Jenna Lindsey. Pallbearers included Tommy Squyres, Terry Jones, Wesley Jones, Phil Ginburgh, Jeff Chandler, Ron Covington, Dave Merritt

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Peggy J. Staples
Written by Press-Herald Staff   
Thursday, 04 June 2009
Peggy J. Staples died peacefully at Minden Medical Center Wednesday June 3, 2009, after a five-year battle with Parkinson’s disease. She was born Aug. 23, 1933, in Minden, a town she passionately loved and served all her life.

Peggy was a 1951 graduate of Minden High School and highly cherished the friendships of her classmates. She was voted “wittiest” in her class and will always be remembered for her fun-loving humor. She loved to work hard. She started her career at the young age of 13, working at Robinson’s Grocery and then Pioneer Gas Company. Her down-to-earth personality made her an excellent saleswoman.

Through the years she worked selling real estate, clothes, and furniture that she refinished.

In 1978, Peggy was elected to serve on the Minden City Council, the first woman to hold this position. In 1981, she was voted Woman of the Year.

She was an active member of the First United Methodist Church where she taught Sunday school to third graders for over eight years. She loved all children and was active in the March of Dimes, St. Jude’s and the Heart Fund. At age 60, Peggy went back to school to learn massage therapy. She opened her own practice and worked until her illness.

Peggy was one of five children born to the late George and Jimmie Staples. Her parents; brother, Sammie Staples; and sister, Bobbie S. Pugh preceded her in death.

She is survived by her sister, Doris Lee of Ruston; brother, Mike Staples of Pennsylvania; three nieces, Cathy Ager of Colorado, Cindy Waller and Lynn Ritchie, both of Minden; three nephews, Rusty Staples of Arcadia, Jeff Staples of Monroe and Wes Lee of Ruston whom considered her to be their second mother. She also delighted in all her great-nieces and great-nephews, and great-great nieces and nephews.

Services will be held Friday, May 5, 2009, at 10 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Minden. Officiating will be the Rev. John A. Cannon. Interment will follow at Minden Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 5 until 8 p.m. today, June 4, at Rose-Neath.

Pallbearers will be great-nephews, Kenny Balkom, Heath Balkom, Clint Ritchie, Luke Ritchie, Lance Streetman, A.J. Swayze and Wayne West.

Contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Burial will be in Minden City Cemetery next to her parents in Section F-1 next to
her parents Jimmie O. Ivy and George Staples.

 

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Larry Joe Toland Sr.





HEFLIN, LA - Funeral services for Larry J. Toland, Sr. will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday July 24, 2010 at Rose-Neath Funeral Home Chapel in Minden. Officiating will be Bro. Floyd Stratton. Interment will follow at Gardens of Memory Cemetery in Minden. The family will receive friends on Friday July 23, 2010 from 5:00 until 8:00 p.m. at Rose- Neath.
Larry was born February 22, 1933 in Minden and passed away after a brief illness at his home on Lake Bistineau on July 21, 2010 with his wife Marsha and son Joe and daughter-in-law Terri at his side.
He was preceded in death by his father Cecil (C.C.) Toland, mother Ruby Chandler Toland, brother Charles Toland, and nephew Randy Toland.
Larry is survived by his wife Marsha Faulk Toland, two sons Joe Toland and wife Terri, Mike Toland and wife Lisa, step-daughter Tammie Jo Lowe and husband Jeff, five grand-children Scott, Chris, Chase, Jennifer, and Sammie Jo, four step-grandchildren Jennifer, Stephanie, Zachary, and Alex, three great-grandchildren Tristan, Annabelle, and Michael. He is also survived by his nephew Robbie Toland and niece Kim Toland Tamez, and a special daughter-in-law Debbie Toland Wynn.
Larry and his brother Charles joined their father in operating American Oil Company and many will remember the Amoco gas stations in Minden and the friendly service and smiles. Larry moved to Lake Bistineau and developed and operated Diamond T. Landing for many years with his wife Marsha. Larry was always happiest on the lake, especially boating with friends and teaching the kids and grandkids to water-ski.
For the last few years Larry served as Justice of the Peace, Webster Parish, Ward 1, District 5.
The family would like to thank Dr. Joe Bolger, Odyssey Healthcare, Pearlie Moore, and Jillene Faulk for their care for Larry. They would like to also thank the 1951 Class of Minden High School and "Do It At Diamond T Bunch". A special thanks from Marsha to DiAnne Brunson and Janie Hood for their support and friendship during this difficult time.
Special note from Larry: "Tammie, you were always like a daughter to me and your children were my grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, Minden, LA.

 

Our sympathy goes out to the Toland Family.

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Charles E. Toland is interred in the Gardens of Memory, Row 11, Section 2, Garden of the Lord's Supper. His monument reads:   Charles E. Toland 16 March 1932  - 9 December 2002  Graveside services for Mr. Charles E. Toland, 70, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2002, at Gardens of Memory Cemetery in Minden with the Rev. Richard May officiating. Services are under the direction of Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Minden.  Visitation will be held from 5 until 8 p.m. today, Dec. 10, at the funeral home.  Mr. Toland, a native and resident of Minden, passed away Monday, Dec. 9, in Minden. He was the co-owner of Toland Oil Co. He graduated from Minden High School in 1951, and was a member of the band. He attended Centenary College where he majored in psychology and minored in theology. He was an All-State trumpet player and was a gifted piano player and singer.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. C.C. Toland and his eldest son, Randy Toland.  He is survived by his son, Robby Toland and wife Carol of Lexington, Texas; daughter, Kim Toland Tamez and husband Freddie of Austin, Texas; brother, Larry Toland and wife Marsha of Lake Bistineau; grandchildren, Robby Jr., and Dustin Toland, Christopher, Stephanie and Tracie Tamez; great-grandchildren, Ryan Tamez; aunt, D.M. Harrington and husband Jim, and their children, Jemi and James; two nephews, Mike and Joe Toland; very special friends, Bobbie W. Toland and Jean O. Welch; and many, many friends. .

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Jack Welch died around 1951. He served in the Korean War. He was a son of Frank Welch; brother of Buddy, Ann, Linda and several other sisters whose names I do not know.  

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Jacqueline W. Whitlock interred Gardens of memory, Section 1, Garden of Fountain of Youth, Row 9, double monument with Carl B. Ford, Jr. born 13 Sep. 1928 died 3 Oct. 1992 married 18 nov. 1950 to Jacqueline W. Whitlock born 14 Aug. 1932 died 21 Apr. 1996. I recall she had a daughter named Dana and was a sister of Mrs. Tommy (Eleanor) Baldwin and had a younger brother who was a minister. His name may have been Ronnie. 

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Mary Nell Wise

Minden Press-Herald, Tuesday, February 23, 1993

Mary Nell Wise AlfordFuneral services for Mary Nell Alford, age 59, of Sibley, will be held Wednesday,Feb. 24 at 11 a.m. at Rose-Neath Chapel in Minden.  Rev. Rick Spencer, pastorof First Baptist Church of Minden will officiate.

She was a lifelong resident of Webster Parish, a member of First Baptist Church and class Salutatorian, Minden High School in 1951. 

Survivors include her husband, Ronald R. Alford of Sibley; three daughters, Donna A.Jones of Ruston, Ronda A. Tillstrom of Shreveport and Maria A. Schover of Magnolia,Ark.; four grandchildren, Karen and Laura Tillstrom, Emily and Daniel Schover.

Information submitted by Ann Mays Harlan & Molly Ford Asschee

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Marion Youngblood Karchefski
Written by Press-Herald Staff   
Monday, 25 May 2009
May 13, 1933 – May 22, 2009

During her 76 years of life, Marion Ruth Youngblood-Karchefski fulfilled many roles as a wife, mother, daughter, sister and friend.  She brought joy and laughter to all who knew her.  Even in the darkest of times, her humor never ceased. Marion invariably demonstrated absolute faith with childlike purity, never questioning the trials and tribulations that fell upon her.

Such surety of faith, in truth, consequently brought strength and determination more to others rather than to herself.

 Tenacity, or stubbornness as we who loved her would sometimes tease, gave her the gumption to accomplish feats that were ahead of her time. As a loving mother of three children, she too was the bread winner for her family and was her town’s first female little league baseball manager.  No matter where Marion went, she would inevitably make fast friends, generally acquiring their entire life histories in a matter of minutes. Regardless of the time of day or night, she was always ready to play a game of cards with her friends. The love that she gave to each of us was long, loyal and nothing short of unconditional.  From the honored ones who knew Marion, we shall emerge blessed from the experience. Marion’s husband, Joe Hartmann, and her children Pam Ketchum, Lorie Coates and Jerry Karchefski will deeply miss her presence in their lives. Yet, comfort is found in the knowledge that she is now free from all pain and suffering and that time shall one day reunite them together.

A memorial service will be held in Marion’s honor at 11a.m. June 6, 2009, by Pastor Jeffrey Godwin of Northside Presbyterian Church, 1400 Lake Washington Rd., Melbourne, Fla. 32935.  Subsequent to the service, family and friends are encouraged to gather in her memory at the Golf View Condo Clubhouse, 2727 Golf Lake Circle, Melbourne, which is located directly across from the golf course on Lake Washington Road.  

Memorial donations in remembrance of Marion Karchefski can be gifted to the Brevard County Office of the American Cancer Society, 1260 US 1 Highway, Suite 201, Rockledge, Fla. 32955.

Submitted by Bernard McCoy, Class of 1951

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Bobbie Toland Womack, 1951

Full Name: Bobbie W. Toland
Address: Minden, Louisiana (LA)
Born: 07/11/1934
Died: 01/11/2012
Visitation: 01/25/2012
Service: 01/26/2012
Cemetery: Thomas Wren Cemetery


 Funeral services for Bobbie W. Toland, 77, will be held Thursday, January 26, 2012 at 10:00 am. at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Minden, LA, with her Pastor, Leland Crawford officiating. She will be laid to rest in Thomas Wren Cemetery in Martin, LA. Visitation will be Wednesday January 25, 2012 from 5:00 until 8:00 pm.

Bobbie was born July 11, 1934 in Smackover, AR and passed away on January 23, 2012 in Shreveport.

She moved to Minden in 1948 and lived here for the rest of her life. She worked for more than 30 years in the Webster Parish School system. First as a teacher at Minden High School, and then as a Guidance Counselor at Doyline High School. She loved her students and her co-workers. She was especially fond of her principal at Doyline High School, Jimmy Stewart.

Bobbie was preceded in death by her parents Hollis and Alda Womack. She is survived by her 2 sons, Joe Toland and wife Terri of Heflin, Mike Toland and wife Lisa of Minden. Six grand-children, Jennifer Bryant of Vancouver, WA, Samantha Toland and husband Tim Morgan, Timothy Johnson, Scott Toland, Chris Toland, and Chase Toland, all of Minden. Three great-grand-children. Two sisters, Elizabeth Franklin and husband Claude, and Nell Hedges, and husband Lee both of Shreveport. Numerous nieces and nephews, and daughter-in-law, Debbie Wynn of Minden.

After retiring, Bobbie spent most of her time taking care of her grand children and volunteering at UCAP. Her family wants her to be remembered as a wonderful loving mother, grandmother, sister, and friend. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Minden.

The family would like to give a special thanks to all of her doctors and nurses that cared for her during her illness. They would also like to give thanks to all of her friends and church family that prayed for her during her final days.

Rose-Neath Funeral Home

211 Murrell Street

 

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Nell Womack Hedges

SHREVEPORT - Nell Womack Hedges passed away on January 9, 2013 in Shreveport. A funeral service will be held 10:00 a.m. Monday, January 14, 2013 at Rose-Neath Southside Chapel. Officiating will be Rev. Tom Harrison, Assistant Minister of Broadmoor Baptist Church. Interment will follow in Forest Park West Cemetery. Visitation will be held Sunday, January 13, 2013 from 2-4 p.m. at the funeral home.

Nell was born on May 7, 1933 in Greensburg, LA in St. Helena Parish. Her parents were Hollis Wilson Womack and Alda Bamburg Womack. She attended school in Caddo and Webster Parishes, graduating from Minden High in 1951. Nell and her sister, Bobbie, were close in age and attended schools together from elementary school through college. She was a graduate of Louisiana Tech and taught in Caddo Parish high schools for 27 years, where she had a major impact on hundreds of students. She was not only a master of teaching the subject matter, but also responsibility, discipline, and pride in getting students to do their best. Nell had many talents, including being a wonderful cook. She also enjoyed spending time with friends and co-workers, sewing and reading. She also enjoyed tennis and listening and dancing to country music with her husband, Lee. Nell loved animals, especially cats, and had a soft spot for strays. She will be missed by her two sweet cats, Bitsy and Bootsy, who followed her around the house.

Nell was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Bobbie Womack Toland; brother-in-law, Gene Hedges. She is survived by her devoted husband of 58 years, Lee; son, Russell W. Hedges, Robert Douglas Hedges and wife, Lisa; sister, Elizabeth Womack Franklin and husband, Claude; grandchildren, Austin Hedges, Jared Hedges and Katelyn Hedges; sister-in-law, Ruth H. Matyastic and husband, Ed; and nine nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Austin Hedges, Jared Hedges, Alden Reeves, A.L. Williams, Leo Sanford, and Tommy Powell.

The family wishes to thank Dr. B.L. Bickham and the doctors, nurses and staff at Willis-Knighton Pierrmont and Heritage Manor Stratmore, along with the many friends who gave their love and support to Nell during her illness.

In lieu of flowers, the family recommends that memorial donations be made to Broadmoor Baptist Church, the Captain Shreve Alumni Association or to a charity of the donor's choice.

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Betty Jean Woods
March 18, 1932 - October 2, 2016
Service Date: October 5, 2016 at 11:00 am
Funeral Home Rose-Neath Minden
Place of Service Eastside Missionary Baptist Church
Visit: 10 til service time Wednesday at the church
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Sibley, LA

Betty Jean Thrash Woods

Funeral services for Betty Jean Thrash Woods will be held Wednesday, October 5, 2016 at 11 a.m. at Eastside Missionary Baptist Church in Minden, Louisiana with Rev. Richard Methvin and Rev. Don McCormick officiating. Interment will follow at Minden Cemetery in Minden, Louisiana. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until service time Wednesday at the church.

Betty Jean was born March 18, 1932 in Shreveport, Louisiana and entered into rest October 2, 2016 in Sibley, Louisiana.

She was preceded in death by her husband Lavelle Woods, parents Henry and Gladys Thrash, brothers Bill and Jerry Thrash and sister Dorothy Wroten.

She is survived by her sister Mardrie (Pete) Jackson, brother Richard Thrash, son Charles Woods and wife Guilda, daughter Vicki Eubanks and husband Jerry, grandsons Will Woods and Blake Taylor, granddaughter Shan Merritt, great-grandchildren Madison, Mallory, and Maizie and many nieces and nephews.

Rose-Neath Funeral Home

211 Murrell Street

Minden, Louisiana 71055

(318) 377-3412

Submitted by Ann Mays Harlan, Class of 1958