In Memory of

Charles Ellis Adams

December 12, 1935 - March 25, 2012

ObituaryCharles Adams was born on 12/12/1935 in Minden, Louisianna. He passed away on 3/25/2012 in Denver, Colorado. He is survived by his wife, Maggie Adams of Conifer, his son, Kevin Adams of San Diego, his daughter and her husband, Jack and Rebekka Higgs of Conifer, his daughter, Debbie Adams of Texas, and his grandson and his wife, Christopher and Heather Townsend of Texas. He will be buried at Fort Logan National Cemetery in Denver, Colorado on April 2, 2012.


Submitted by Richard Carey, Class of 1952






George Alman Adcock died 17 march 1999    George Alman Adcock, Jr. M.D.,died 17 March, 1999. He practiced in Gulfport, MS.  He is buried in the National Cemetery in Biloxi, MS. Submitted by by brother, Ray Adcock   

Bobby R. Bryan ( picture unavailable )He is interred in the Gardens of Memory, Section 1, Garden of the Lord's Supper, row 10, in the Hortman family plot. There are five grave stones:
Alton M. Horton born 2 Nov. 1907 died 10 Aug. 1979
Katherine F.  born 8 July 1909 death date is blank
Bobby R. Bryan born 2 April 1932 died 21 June 1998 (Mason) married 30 Sep. 1956 to
Kathleen H. born 17 Aug. 1935 death date is June 20, 2009 and June Turner Hortman born 7 June 1921 died  7 February 198



Jamie Almond Gaither

1935 - 2015 | Obituary |  

Jamie Almond Gaither

LAFAYETTE - Funeral Services will be celebrated on Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at 11:00 am at Fountain Memorial Funeral Home in Lafayette for Jamie Almond Gaither, 79, who passed away Saturday, January 17, 2015 at Lafayette General Medical Center.

Visitation will be observed on Tuesday, January 20, 2015, from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm and resumes on Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at 10:00 am and until the time of services, at Fountain Memorial Funeral Home in Lafayette.

Interment will follow in Fountain Memorial Cemetery in Lafayette.

Funeral Services will be presided by Reverend Richard Humphries, Senior Pastor of Asbury United Methodist and Father Hampton Davis, Pastor of Our Lady Queen of Peace both of Lafayette.

Jamie was born June 30, 1935 in Minden, LA and was a long-time resident of Acadiana. She attended Louisiana Tech. She was a devoted member of Asbury United Methodist Church in Lafayette. She served on various committees, as well as attended bible studies. Jamie loved playing tennis and bridge. She enjoyed being a homemaker, who dedicated her life to caring for her family. Her passing has left her family sad and empty.

Mrs.Gaither is survived by her two sons, Kevin and Michael Gaither of Lafayette, LA; a sister, Gwendolyn Almond McKellar (Billy) of Bossier City, LA; a brother, James Turner Almond (Yvonne) of Fort Worth, TX; four nephews: Bill McKellar of Bossier City, LA, Jim McKellar of Boston, MA, Brian Almond of Houston, TX, Brad Almond of Dallas, TX, and a niece, Diane McKellar Wheelahan of Bossier City, LA; and numerous dear friends and relatives.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Edward Gaither and her parents, James Turner and Lalia Almond.

Online obituary and guest book may be viewed at

Fountain Memorial Funeral Home and Cemetery, 1010 Pandora St., (337) 981-7098 is in charge of arrangements.- See more at:

  submitted by Linda Holt Moorehead, Class of 1961


Florene King Anthony
(July 1, 1935 - September 12, 2013)

  Funeral services for Florene King Anthony, 78, of Many were held on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013 at 2 p.m. at Siloam Baptist Church with her husband, Bro. Wilton Anthony, and grandsons, Bryce Morgan and Peyton Hargrove, officiating. Burial followed in the Antioch Cemetery. Visitation was held on Friday, Sept. 13, 2013, from 6 – 8 p.m. at Warren Meadows Funeral Home in Many. Florene King Anthony was born on Monday, July 1, 1935 in Dubauch. She passed away on Thursday, September 12, 2013 at her residence in Many. She was preceded in death by her parents, James Ernest King and Euna Lee (Forsythe) King. She is survived by her husband, Wilton Anthony of Many; daughters: Cheryl Elizabeth Alexander of Houston, Texas and Carole Michelle and husband, Heath Harlein, of Baytown, Texas; sisters, Dorothy Farmer of Asheville, NC and Corene Ingalls and husband, Stoney Ingalls, of Elgin, Texas; brother, James Everette King and wife, Grace McCollough King of Middleburg, FL; two grandsons, Bryce Morgan and Peyton Hargrove; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends. Pallbearers were her nephews. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made the youth fund at Siloam Baptist Church.  

Submitted by Corene King Ingalls, Class of 1953

I was saddened to hear of Florene's passing. My sincere condolences to Corene and all her family. Florene will be missed. May God bring peace to you and surround you with His love.  

My best Regards,

Nan Hunter Castle, MHS Class of 1953  

I  will always think of Flo as the beautiful young preacher's wife who had the voice of an Angel. God Speed Florene King Anthony. As long as we remember her she will always be alive in our memories.

Sherry Gresham Gritzbaugh, MHS Class of 1955


Geraldine Frye Cottrell

Geraldine Frye Cottrell
Written by Press-Herald Staff   
Friday, 17 December 2010
Funeral services for Geraldine Frye Cottrell will be held Saturday, Dec. 18, 2010 at 2 p.m. at Rose-Neath Funeral Home Chapel in Minden. Officiating will be the Rev. Larry O’Dell. Interment will follow at Gardens of Memory in Minden. The family will receive friends from 4 until 7 p.m. today, Dec. 17, 2010 at Rose-Neath.

Geraldine was born Jan. 20, 1935 in Gilgal and entered into rest Dec. 16, 2010 in Shreveport. She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Minden and the P.E.O. Club.

Her husband, J. C. Cottrell and parents, Mr. and Mrs. G.D. Frye preceded her in death.

She is survived by her son, James K. Cottrell and wife, Stephanie of Gretna; granddaughters, Kristen Suzanne Cottrell of San Antonio, Texas and Mollie Katherine Cottrell of Keller, Texas; grandson, James Christopher Cottrell of Shreveport; sisters, Jo Rogers of Minden and Jean Mitchell and husband, Edgar of Winnsboro; brother, Rex Frye and wife, Anita of Minden; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to the Methodist Children’s Home in Ruston.


Hugh Wayne Cranford is interred in the Gardens of Memory, section 1 in the Garden of the Good Shepherd on row 2. He was born 15 Oct. 1934 and died 4 July 1995. (Mason) Also buried beside him is his eight year old son David Wayne Cranford born 16 June 1957 died 1965.Hugh was married only one time to Pat Wilson on or about 1954.

Minden Press-Herald, Wednesday, July 5, 1995   Hugh Wayne Cranford   Funeral services for Mr. Hugh Wayne Cranford, 60, of Baton Rouge, will be held Thursday, July 6, 1995, at Woodville United Methodist Church in Woodville, Miss.  Rev. Ronald Stanley will officiate.  Burial with Masonic Rites will be held at 4 p.m. in Gardens of Memory Cemetery in Minden.   Mr. Cranford died at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 4, 1995, in Lane Memorial Hospital, Zachary, La.  He was a native of Homer and a salesman for Cranford Equipment Co. in Metairie.  He was a graduate of Minden High School, attended La. Tech University and was a member of Woodville United Methodist Church, Woodville Masonic Lodge #63 F. & A.M., and Eastern Star Chapter #265.   He was preceded in death by one son, David Wayne Cranford on October 16, 1965.   Survivors include his wife, Patricia Wilson Cranford of Baton Rouge; his parents, Houston Charles Cranford and Ivy Roberts Cranford of Zachary; one daughter, Elizabeth Ann Gegenheimer of Harvey, La.; one son, Matthew Sean Cranford of Baton Rouge; three brothers, Danny R. Cranford of Zachary, Charles W. Cranford of Metairie and Bill Cranford of Lafayette; and two grandchildren.   Pallbearers will be Danny R. Cranford, Charles W. Cranford, Bill Cranford, Charlie W. Roberts, Keith R. Cranford and Christopher D. Cranford.   Honorary pallbearers will be members of Woodville Masonic Lodge #63 F. & A.M.
Minden Press-Herald, Monday, February 23, 1981


Bobby Allen Craton
Written by Press-Herald Staff   
Friday, 12 December 2008
Funeral services for Mr. Bobby Allen Craton will be held Saturday Dec. 13, 2008, at 2 p.m. at Rose-Neath Chapel with the Rev. Bill Crider and the Rev Bill Ichter assisting. Burial will follow at Gardens of Memory.

Visitation will be held today, December 12 from 5 until 8 p.m. at Rose-Neath.

Just as he lived, Bobby went to be with the Lord peaceful and loving Monday, Dec. 9, 2008. He was born in Minden Jan. 11, 1933, to Ben Neal Craton and Lela McCall Craton.

Bob graduated from Minden High School in 1953. Bobby spent 38 years in the United States Air Force, retired as Chief Master Sergeant.

Bobby is survived by his wife Julia; children Kelli, Bobbie and Robert; step-children, Mandy, Pam, Janet, and Clayton; five grandchildren; eight step-grandchildren; brother, Ben Neal and wife Tressie; and sister Iris Rose.

Bobby was preceded in death by his parents, Ben Neal Craton and Lela McCall Craton; and his little dog, “Buddy”.

Submitted by Ann Mays Harlan, Class of 1958


Jacquline Davis Barnes
January 16, 1935 - April 7, 2015

Linden TX4/7/2015
Jacqueline Davis Barnes, 80, of Linden, TX passed away, Monday, April 7, 2015 after a long struggle with her health.
Mrs. Barnes was born January 16, 1935 in Minden, LA to William G. Davis and Jacqueline Taylor Davis. 
She was a loving housewife, mother and an ardent lover of God’s creation, particularly flowers.
Personal Information

Date of Death
Date of Birth
Place of Birth
Minden, LA
Linden, TX

Parent's Name
William G. Davis and Jacqueline Taylor Davis

Preceeded in Death By
She is preceded in death by her parents, William G. and Jacqueline Davis.
Survived By
Survivors include her loving husband of 58 years, Bobbie Barnes; two daughters and their families: Brenda and Robert White, their son Davis White and daughter Victoria White; Susan and Bryan Baggett, their daughter and son-in-law Brittany and Drew Grider and son Bryson Baggett.

Funeral Home / Crematorium

Reeder-Davis Funeral Home - Linden
202 North Main

More Information

Service & Interment

Visitation Location
Reeder-Davis Funeral Home - Linden
Visitation Date
Thursday April 9th, 2015
Visitation Time
10:30 am - 11:00 am

Service Location
Reeder-Davis Funeral Home Chapel - Linden
Service Date
Thursday April 9th, 2015
Service Time
11:00 am

Bro. Bryan Baggett


Amos R. Davis, Sr., the son of Mr. and Mrs. Lawson E. Davis of Minden, died Saturday, Feb. 21 in Houston.  He was 45.   Davis was reared in Minden, where he attended Minden High School.  After high school, he joined the United States Air Force, from which he retired in 1977.   After his retirement, he was director of Respiratory Therapy at St. Joseph's Hospital in Houston.  He was very active in the Boy Scouts for many years.   Chapel services for Mr. Davis were held in Houston on Sunday, Feb. 22 at 7 p.m. under the direction of Niday Funeral Home of Houston.   Graveside services will be at the Providence Cemetery in Ringgold on Tuesday, Feb. 24 at 10 a.m. with full military honors under the auspices of Barksdale Air Force Base.   In addition to his parents, Mr. Davis is survived by his wife, Terry Davis, Houston; three sons, Amos R. Davis, Jr., Abilene; Jefferson M. Davis, Houston; and Lawson E. Davis, New Mexico; four daughters, Frances Ruth Davis, New Mexico; Shelly Davis, Linda Kay Davis, and Terri Lynn Davis, all of Houston; five sisters, Mrs. Elnora Quade, Minden; Mrs. Gene Mitchell, Pearland, Tex.; Mrs. Katie Everett, Houston; Mrs. Joe Dewey, League City, Tex.; Mrs. Bobbie  Caver, Colorado; and a brother, Edward Davis, Ft. Worth.

 Dana Davis married Jack Miles.    Minden Press-Herald, Monday, December 3, 2001 - Dana Claire Davis Miles  

Funeral services for Mrs. Dana Claire Davis Miles, 66, will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2001, at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Minden with the Rev. Ryan Horton officiating.  Burial will follow at Minden Cemetery. Visitation will be held at 4 p.m. today, Dec. 3, at the funeral home. Mrs. Miles, a native and former resident of Minden, passed away Saturday, Dec. 1, in Weatherford, Texas.  She was a resident of Weatherford and a Methodist. She is survived by her husband, Jack Miles of Weatherford; sons, Chip Miles and wife Darla of Weatherford and James Davis Miles and wife Stefanie of Mingus, Texas; daughter, Mellisa Coffelt and husband Brad of Walnut Springs, Texas; brother Dickie Davis and wife Marsha of Minden; five grandchildren and a host of other relatives. Pallbearers will be Miller Andress, Thad Andress, Sam Greenwood, Bob Willet and James Miles.

Dolores Dyer "Dee" Swindell

Groton - Dolores "Dee" Dyer (Holland) Swindell, 71, passed peacefully from life on July 5, 2007, at Lawrence & Memorial Hospital, surrounded by her loving family.She was born in Indianapolis, on Oct. 20, 1935, the only child of Earle Rupert Holland and Ada (Rubush) Holland, both of whom predeceased her.

She was married in Dallas, Tex., to Archie C. Swindell, on Dec. 28, 1962, who survives her.

She is also survived by her two sons and their wives and children, Shinobu S. and Matthew E. Swindell of Braintree, Mass., and their sons, Marcus and Lucas, and Louise P. and Randy Z. Swindell of Harrington, Maine, and Randy's daughter, Jessica, of Groton.

Dee retired from Groton Public Schools in 1995, after 25 years as a media specialist in Northeast, Noank, and West Side schools. She and Arch moved to Connecticut in 1970, and prior to that lived in Durham, N.C., and Ithaca, N.Y. Dee grew up in Indiana, in Minden, La., where she graduated from high school, and in Dallas.

She graduated from Southern Methodist University earning a bachelor of science degree in geology in 1957. She was a technical librarian at Sun Oil Company in Richardson, Tex., where she and Arch met. Her education included the University of North Carolina earning a master's degree in library science in 1970, Southern Connecticut State University with an educational supervision certificate in 1987, and Johnson & Wales University with a master of science degree in computer education in 1990.

Dee will be remembered as loyal to her many friends, as a proud grandmother, and as staunch supporter of her husband. She received many honors and appointments during her life and has been listed in Who's Who in American Education.

Dee's life will be celebrated at a memorial service at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, July 17, at Old Lyme Congregational Church, Lyme St. and Ferry Road in Old Lyme. A reception will follow.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to the Groton Scholarship Fund, Robert E. Fitch Senior High School, 101 Groton Long Point Road, Groton CT 06340. A scholarship for college-bound learning-disabled students is being established.

Published in The Day on 7/8/2007.



Sandra Elizabeth Gray Hunt


Sandra Elizabeth Gray Hunt was born on May 16, 1935, to the late Nellie Elizabeth Carlton Gray and the late Henry Grady Gray of Minden, Louisiana. She spent her childhood in Minden, surrounded by family and close friends. Sandra graduated from Minden High School, class of 1953. She was Miss Minden 1953.She then attended Louisiana State University where she was a Gumbo Beauty and Favorite and a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority. While at LSU, she spent a summer attending Stanford University and a summer in Hawaii at the University of Hawaii. Sandra graduated from LSU in 1957.

1935 - 2014 |Obituary|

May 16, 1935 to October 9, 2014

Sandra Elizabeth Gray Hunt was born on May 16, 1935, to the late Nellie Elizabeth Carlton Gray and the late Henry Grady Gray of Minden, Louisiana. She spent her childhood in Minden, surrounded by family and close friends. Sandra graduated from Minden High School, class of 1953. She was Miss Minden 1953.She then attended 
Louisiana State University where she was a Gumbo Beauty and Favorite and a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority. While at LSU, she spent a summer attending Stanford University and a summer in Hawaii at the University of Hawaii. Sandra graduated from LSU in 1957.

On July 13, 1957, Sandra wed the late Virgil Davis Hunt of Ruston. Davis was introduced to Sandra by her late brother, Charles Carlton Gray, with whom he served in the United States Army during the Korean War. Sandra and Davis were the parents of three children and spent most of their lives in Ruston.

In 1991 Sandra and Davis moved to Nashville, Tennessee to live part time and be near their children. While in Nashville they made many new friends and greatly enjoyed attending the Nashville Symphony Orchestra. Upon Davis' death, Sandra returned to Ruston for the remainder of her life.

Sandra loved working with her hands and was an accomplished seamstress making lovely clothes for her grandchildren. She also loved to knit and needlepoint, play the piano, and work in her beautiful yard. Sandra was an avid and excellent gourmet cook who enjoyed passing her skills on to her daughters.

Dogs were a big love of her life and she owned a fine succession of them. She was active in the old First Presbyterian Church of Ruston and a member of the Ruston Junior Guild. She was a member of Squire Creek Country Club in Ruston and Belle Meade Country Club in Nashville. Many summers were spent with her family and friends on their boat on the Gulf of Mexico and in the Caribbean fishing. Sandra also accompanied her husband on travels associated with his lumber business where they made many dear friends from across the country.

She is survived by her three children: daughter Elizabeth Alverne Hunt Wallace, her husband Johnson Bransford, and their four children Johnson Bransford III, Martha Ansley, Elizabeth Bullard, and Sandra Gray of Nashville, Tennessee; son Virgil Davis Hunt, Jr., his wife Mary Kay Anderson, and their four children, Virgil Davis III, Alexander Stewart, Mary Eugenia Anderson, and George Anderson of Nashville, Tennessee; and daughter Martha Ansley Hunt Givhan, her husband Frederick Bear and their three children Frederick Bear, Jr., Ansley Elizabeth, and Martha Hunt of Dallas, Texas. She is also survived by her sister in law, Tracy Gray of Dallas; niece Carmen Gray and her husband Wade Stallings of Durango, Colorado; nephew Mr. Charles Gray, Jr. and his wife Fell of New York, New York; brother-in-law Alexander Trotter Hunt, Jr. and his wife Willie of Ruston; nephew Alexander Trotter Hunt, III and his wife Karen of Ruston; nephew James Davis Hunt and his wife Ann of Spartanburg, South Carolina; brother-in-law Thomas Morgan Hunt of Ruston; and many great nieces and nephews.

The family is grateful to the women who tenderly took care of their mother: Donna, Monica, Kavitia Joyce and Jessica. We are especially grateful to Jackie Foster who has been with the family for 27 years. We would also like to thank Kathy Spears and her staff at Professional Hospice Care for their kind and compassionate care.

There will be a graveside service at 4:00 PM on Saturday, October 11, 2014 at the Forest Lawn Cemetery in Ruston, under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston. Officiated by the Reverend Billy Barnes of Covenant Presbyterian Church Nashville, TN. Family and friends are invited to join the family after the service at their Ruston home. Donations may be sent to The Humane Society, 
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital , or the Nashville Symphony.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Kilpatrick Funeral Home

Ruston, LA

Submitted:  By: Tom Carey


Minden Press-Herald, Tuesday, August 20, 2013


Montie Bill Sale Haley, class of 1953

Montie Bill Sale Haley passed away August 17, 2013, in Little Rock, AR after a lengthy illness.

Montie Bill  was born Sept. 9, 1934, in Minden to the late C. L. and Grace Sale.  She graduated from Minden High School in 1953.  She was an accomplished artist and photographer but will be remembered most for her sweet and loving nature.

Montie Bill was preceded in death by her husband, George Haley and nephew, Keith Bays.

She  is  survived by her daughter, Deannine Haley of Little Rock, AR; sisters, Jeannine Sale Miller and Carolyn Sale McDaniel, niece, Kelly Kennedy; and nephew, Dr. Mark Miller.


A private memorial service and burial will take place at the family cemetery at a later date.

 Submitted by Ann Mays Harlan, Class of 1958


We lost our precious sister, Montie B. Sale Haley, early this morning, August 17th.   She passed away peacefully in a Hospice Home near Little Rock. AR.  We are grateful that her body is at ease and her soul is at rest.  We have lots of wonderful memories

of her that we shall never forget.  Thank everyone for your prayers.  A private, family graveside service will be at a later date.

We will send copy of obituary in the near future.


Carolyn S. McDaniel, Class of 1954 

Jeannine S. Miller, Class of 1948


Rebecca Hearon 1935 - 2010

Sympathy to the Hearon - Adcock family.

She was Rebecca Alsup by her second marriage.
b. March 12, 1935 d. November 17, 2010 in Lafayette, Louisiana
Sent: Wednesday, November 17, 2010 10:17 AM
Subject: Becky Hearron
I received word that Rebecca Hearron, who married Alman Adcock passed away this past Thursday in Lafayette, Louisiana. After she and Alman divorced, she remarried, but I do not know who she married after that. She and Alman had a daughter and a son.
Submitted by: Dottie Adcock, Class of 1957..



LAFuneral services will be held for Kathleen Hortman Bryan, 73, at the First United Methodist Church in Homer on Wednesday, June 24, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. with Rev. R.B. Moore, officiating.  Interment will follow at the Gardens of Memory in Minden.  The family will receive friends at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Minden on Tuesday from 4:00-7:00 pm and at 9:00 am until service time on Wednesday at the First United Methodist Church in Homer.Mrs. Bryan was born Aug. 17, 1935 in Shreveport to Alton M. and Katherine F. Hortman.  She entered into rest on Fathers Day, Sunday, June 21, 2009 at Willis-Knighton Medical Center in Shreveport following a brief illness.  Mrs. Bryan was a native of Minden and a 1953 graduate of Minden High School.  She attended La Tech for two years, and was a lifelong supporter of the University. Mrs. Bryan retired in 1994 from the U.S. Forestry Service, Caney Ranger District in Homer with 38 years of service. After her retirement, Mrs. Bryan enjoyed being a grandmother, helping reconnect old classmates and serving the church. Mrs. Bryan was preceded in death by her husband of 42 years, Bobby R. Bryan who passed away on Fathers Day, June 21, 1998. She was also preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by one daughter, Amy Bryan Tinsley and husband, Doug of Hot Springs, AR; one son, Richard E. Bryan of Chattanooga, TN; one grandson, Tyler Lewis of Hot Springs, AR; one brother, Alton Hortman, Jr. and wife, Trista of Minden; a special cousin, Dr. Louise Sander and husband, Dr. Gene Sander of Tuscan, AZ; she is also survived by a loving extended family.Pallbearers will be Adam Lowery, Cody Lowery, Boyd McMullin, Butch Lee, Wayne Perry and Gil Dowies. For friends considering memorials honoring Mrs. Bryan, her family suggests the Hortman Fund at the First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 357, Homer, LA 71040.


Shirley Ann Holcomb Kelley, 74, of Minden went home to be with our LORD Wednesday, February 11, 2009 at her home surrounded by her loved ones. She was born February 10, 1935, in Homer, Claiborne Parish, Louisiana to Paul Lee Holcomb and Annie T. Camp Holcomb.

She married Kenneth Dale Kelley, Sr. on 17 July, 1952; he preceded her in death on 24 February 1990. She was a retired co-owner of Kelley's Music Shoppe, and was a lifelong member of First Baptist Church in Minden, Louisiana.

Family and Friends Visitation will be held today, February 12, 2009, starting at 5 p.m., and the funeral services will be held Friday at 2p.m., at the Rose-Neath Funeral Home, 211 Murrell Street, Minden. Burial will follow at Minden Cemetery.

Her husband, Kenneth Dale Kelley, Sr.; her parents, Paul and Annie Holcomb; her brother, Randall Holcomb; her sister, Evelyn Hightower; and her great-grandchild, Jarred Dale Balley preceded Mrs. Kelley in death.

She is survived by her two sons, Kenneth Dale Kelley, Jr. and his wife Jerrie and Ron Randall "Randy" Kelley and his wife Ginger, three brothers, Donald Holcomb and wife Nellie of Spring, Texas, Raymond Holcomb and wife Becky of Sibley and Charles Holcomb and wife Joyce of Doyline; two sisters , Betty Giddings of Sibley and Melba Morgan of Sibley; five grandchildren, Sarah Bailey, Ashley Burch, James Atkins, Matthew Kelley and Zoe Kelley, also, numerous great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, friends and loved ones.

Submitted by Ann Mays Harlan, Class of 1958

Bobby "Shorty" Jones married Barbara Jarrett as his first wife. He is interred in the Hillcrest Cemetery on Highway eighty in Bossier Parish, Louisiana. He married two more times after he and Barbara divorced.

Dr. Steve Gust Kirkikis
Written by Press-Herald Staff   
Friday, 20 November 2009
Services honoring Dr. Steve Gust Kirkikis will be held  Saturday, Nov. 21, 2009 at 2 p.m. at St. George’s Greek Orthodox Church.  Father Brendan Pelphrey will be officiating.  Interment will follow at Greenwood Cemetery. 

Visitation was held today, November 20 at Rose-Neath Marshall Street, Shreveport from 5 until 7p.m.
He was born on April 28, 1935 in Minden and passed away Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2009.  

He graduated from Minden High School and attended Tulane University to receive his Bachelors of Science.  Shortly after, he graduated from Tulane Medical School.  He just recently celebrated his 50-year graduation from medical school.

Dr. Kirkikis was a major influence in many commendable organizations.  He was a member of the American Medical Association, American Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, American College of Surgeons, Louisiana and Texas State Medical Society, LA and TX State Board of Medical Examiners, Shreveport Medical Society, Local and State Democratic Central Committee, PAR and LABI.  He served as the Past District Governor, Treasurer and Scholarship Chairman of AHEPA and Past President of St. George Greek Orthodox Church.  Among his many civic and philanthropic accomplishments, he was always proud of his part in the inception of Interstate 49.  He also served as Captain in the U.S. Army Medical Corp.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Malamo and Gust Kirkikis; brother, Achillea Kirkikis; and sister, Pauline K. Demopulos.  Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Maria Kirkikis of Shreveport; two sons, William Kirkikis and wife, Christi, of Kenner and Lt. Col. Gus Kirkikis of San Antonio, Texas; two daughters, Melissa Thompson and husband, Tommy, of Wesminster, Colo. and Sophia Ace and husband, Nick, of Fairview, Pa.; one sister, Thalia Plomarity and husband, Harry, of Corpus Christi, Texas; one sister-in-law, Virginia Kirkikis of Minden; one brother-in-law, Leon Demopulos of Shreveport; grandchildren, Mark, Will, Walker, Conner, Cobe, Helen Alexandra, Nick, Benjamin, Nicholas, Maria and Stephanie; and numerous other relatives.

Serving as pallbearers will be Tommy Thompson, Ernest Demopulos, John Kirkikis, Michael Paul Salter, Stan Kirkikis, and Ikey Kirkikis.  Honorary pallbearers will be Gary Calligas, Tim Phelan, Patrick Booras, John Theo, Nick Ace, John Demopulos, Murphy Phelan and Chris Booras.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorials be made to St. George’s Greek Orthodox Church, 1719 Creswell Avenue, Shreveport, 71101.

Emmett Krause died 04/22/2001

Jeanette Lee

Tommy Lewis, married to Jeanette Dove, died in a Shreveport hospital in Caddo Parish, La. on 13 March 1999, and was buried in Shreveport.

Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Nancy Matthews Calhoun
Funeral services for Mrs. Nancy Carol Calhoun, 69, were to be held at 10 a.m. today, Aug. 17, 2005, at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Minden with the Rev. Don McCormick and the Rev. Richard Palmer officiating. Burial will follow at Minden Cemetery.
Mrs. Calhoun, a native of Shreveport and a lifelong resident of Minden, passed away Monday, August 15, in Minden. She was an insurance agent for First National Life Insurance Company.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Millard and Vera Mathews; her son, James B. Calhoun Jr.; brother, Gary Mathews; and her mother and father-in-law, Willie and Bessie Calhoun.
She is survived by her husband, James B. Calhoun of Minden; daughters, Monnie Heard and husband Tony of Doyline, Susan Baugh and husband Steve of Minden, and Kayla Gorham and husband Stephen of Minden; sister, Gayle Crowell and husband Bob of Mexia, Texas; sisters-in-law, Ruby Mathews, Marcia Vedross and Artemis Busby and husband Percy; her grandchildren, Peyton Gorham and Paige Gorham; and step-grandchildren, Jeremy, Tamra and Justin Baugh, and Lindsey and Drew Heard.
Pallbearers will be Morris Busby, Robert Smart, Don Mathews, Kenneth Greer, Tom Shirey and Jamie Walker.

(Note - Her picture was  in the 1950 Grig with the class of 1953)

Donald Lindsey: . In a message dated 2/25/2006 10:08:38 AM Central Standard Time, Earlene Lyle writes:

I just received word from Doug and Jan Roberts that Donald Lindsey, one of our 1953 MHS grads, passed away about midnight last night. I had just recently received word that he had been diagnosed with cancer. There are no funeral arrangements known at this time except that his body will be cremated.

Donald Lindsey:   1953 classmate, Donald Lindsey.  Thanks to Doug and Janice Lee Roberts for letting us know about Donald.  I neglected to add some personal information about Donald.  He was married to the former Fay Benson of Cotton Valley. He is also survived by his brother, Conrad Lindsey who also attended MHS.  Conrad was married to our classmate, Mary Nelson, who is now deceased.   Conrad is now a resident of Hemphill, Texas.

Charles Miller departed this life on the 18th day of  June 1999,

Minden Press-Herald, Monday, June 21, 1999   Funeral services for Charles Edward Miller, 65, will be held at 2 p.m. today, June 21 at Rose-Neath Funeral Home Chapel.  Dr. Ronald Prince will be officiating, assisted by the Rev. Bill Ichter.  Visitation began at 4 p.m. Sunday.  Burial will be in the Mt. Zion Cemetery in Minden. Miller, a lifelong resident of Minden, was the retired President of Sanitary Dairy.  He was a member of American Legion, Past President-Minden Jaycee's.  He attended LSU in Baton Rouge and Northwestern. Survivors include his wife, Kay Miller of Minden; his mother, Vera Miller of Minden; two sons, Phillip Edward Miller and wife Tracey of Minden; Michael Lane Miller and wife Dana of Minden; one sister, Cheryl Benit and husband Gerard of Minden; two grandsons, Jeffrey Miller and Matthew Miller of Minden, and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and close friends. Pallbearers will be Herbert Lynn Miller, Monroe Willis, Charlie Hennigan, Carroll Toms, Bobby Joe Parker, and Herman Ratcliff. Honorary Pallbearers will be Mr. Miller's Sunday School Class. Memorials may be made to the Louisiana Baptist Children's Home or donor's choice.   Photo attached was taken on October 11, 2003 at Mt. Zion Cemetery.




Submitted by Herman Ratcliff, Class of 1953 (cousin of Jane Reeves)




Shreveport Times, Tuesday, October 3, 2006


Bobbie Moore Pruitt

Graveside services for Mrs. Bobbie Moore Pruitt, age 72, will be conducted Wednesday, October 4, 2006, at 10:00 a.m., at Hill Crest Memorial Park Cemetery, Haughton.  Officiating will be Rev. Dave Fortuna, Pastor of Noel Memorial United Methodist Church, assisted by Assoc. Pastor, Rev. Beth Tu’Uta.

Bobbie entered into rest on Sunday, October 1, 2006, at Grace Home following a long illness.  She was a native of Henderson, TX and had lived in Shreveport for the last twenty-six years.

The family wishes to express their appreciation for the love, care, and friendship shown to Bobbie during the last twenty-four years by the management, staff, and many friends and residents at Pierremont Health Care Center, and ultimately to Grace Home for the past seven weeks.


Memorials may be sent to Grace Home, 1035 Margaret Place, Shreveport, LA 71101.

Submitted by Ann Mays Harlan, Class of 1953



Carolyn UlmerCarolyn Ulmer
Funeral services for Mrs. Carolyn Monzingo Ulmer, 69, will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 29, 2004, at First Baptist Church in Minden with the Rev. Wayne DuBose, the Rev. Bill Crider and Dr. C.D. Miles officiating. Graveside services will follow at Arlington Cemetery in Homer under the direction of Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Minden.
Visitation will be held from 5 until 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 28, at the funeral home.
Mrs. Ulmer, a lifelong resident of Minden, passed away Thursday, Aug. 26. She fought a brave battle with ovarian cancer and passed away at her residence. She was born Nov. 24, 1934 and was a homemaker. She worked in the family business and was a member of First Baptist Church in Minden.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Clotele Tinsley Monzingo.
She is survived by her loving husband of 48 years, Laddie Ulmer; daughters, Deveda Moore and husband Al of Shreveport, Teresa Coplen and husband Mike of Monterey; son, Keith Ulmer and wife Kathie of San Antonio, Texas; grandchildren, Kristy Statham and husband Michael, Paul Coplen, Brandon, Blake and Emily Morales, Bryan and Brittany Ulmer; father, J.C. Monzingo of Minden; sister, Linda Dean and husband Larry of Homer; brother, John D. Monzingo and wife Madeline of Tulsa, Okla.
The family requests memorials be made to the American Cancer Society or the Shriner's Hospital for Children.





Dec. 23, 1935 - April 29, 1995

Should laughter or my word comfort,

In some small way shed a light,

to show one friend worth of difference,

wrong from right,

Surely time to come will mark my value,

my life will not ill spent

and I can go on to my resting place

knowing my path, why I came from;

and where I went.

We love you We love you,

Kelly, Terry, Danell, Tanha, Mitze

Grandchildren and friends.

Joy Lynn Murphy first married Wayne Edmonds and second Mr. Hall.


Ross Quinn Obit:
He was predeceased by his Mother, Father, & Sister.Ross has two children..a boy and girl...and wife.. His widow is Ann Quinn.Their home was in Niangua, Missouri.Ross' business was Nostalgia Showroom..he sold Coca- Cola memorabilia and other antique items.Ann raises horses an dogs.
If any one chooses to write a note of sympathy to Ann:
Mrs. Ross Quinn

2114 State Highway M

Niangua, MO 65713

Submitted by Nan Hunter Castle, Class of 1953

Lee Ross Quinn first married his high school sweetheart, Sue Tatom, who also graduated in 1953.There were no children born to that union. They were divorced in the sixties and both remarried.

 Submittted by Sherrry Gritzbaugh, Class of 55 

Ross Quinn’s second marriage was to JoAnn (maiden Floyd) who had been married before and had a daughter named Janice (who incidentally was my Godchild.  Ross and JoAnn had a daughter and a son, Lee Ann, and the son was L. Ross, Jr. (nicknamed Charlie).

JoAnn, Ross and I worked at Sears—where they met.

I understand that Ross’ mother died when he was about ten.  I never knew his father, or whether Ross had any siblings.

I am not certain but believe Ross moved to Minden shortly before or during high school. (from somewhere in Mississippi—if I am remembering correctly.)   Anyway Ross was transferred to Missouri by Sears (as best I remember) where he resided at the time of his death.  He had been in poor health fr some years, and I believe the diagnosis was Alzheimers .  That’s the extent of my memory.  I still keep in touch with JoAnn, tho she only heard news of Ross through their  children.

Hope this clears up a few points, though I would not want to swear that all my memories are crystal clear. 

Billye (Bryant) Harden   MHS  class of 1952







Labanda "Banny" Thornton born 21 January 1935 died 5 July 1996  married 18 Dec. 1954 Howard Robinson Jr. They are interred in the Tulip Cemetery in Claiborne Parish, Louisiana.  Howard  "Buddy" Robinson Jr. born 23 January, 1934
Funeral services for Mr. Howard Robinson Jr. will be held at 2 p.m. today, Aug. 18, 2003, at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Minden with the Rev. David Frizzelle officiating. Burial will follow at Tulip Cemetery in Athens.
Mr. Robinson passed away Thursday, Aug. 14, after a lengthy illness with heart and lung problems. He was highly decorated in the U.S. Air Force and retired in 1973 from the Air Force. He was a very active member of the Webster Parish Lawn and Garden Club and the American Legion. He was born and raised in Dora. He loved to grow gardens, sing, laugh and tell jokes. He will be deeply missed by his family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Labanda Thornton Robinson of Minden.
He is survived by his children, Milly Rose Frizzelle of Minden and husband David of Magnolia, Ark., Howard Robinson III (Henry) and wife Brenda of Tyler, Texas; sisters and brothers, Jeanette Rogers of Dora, Ala., Rita Morgan of Durand, Mich., Gwen Robinson of Gardendale, Ala., Neil Robinson of Dora, Jackie Eiland of Dora and Donald Robinson of Dora; grandchildren, Suzanne, Rachel and Howard Robinson, all of Tyler and Mineola, Texas; four great-grandchildren, all of Texas; and many devoted sisters-in-law, Carolyn Robinson, Joyce Robinson, Patsy Costanza, Azalea Davis and Dovye Culpepper; brother-in-law Billy Morgan, and many nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Ricky Thornton, Jerry Wayne Thornton, Randall Costanza, John Lyles, Tommy Farmer and Earl Davis.

The above information was submitted by Billy Hathorn, Louise Jarrett, Ann Mays Harlan and Corene King Ingalls

Did I once mention that Labanda Thornton Robinson was my next-door neighbor from 1956-59, when they moved to Bossier City because Howard Robinson, her husband and a native of Alabama, was in the Air Force? They were stationed thereafter in many places and we did not see them again until  1969, when he retired from the AF. She ran an antiques shop out of her house across the street (not directly) from the then Southside Baptist Church at its original Sibley Road location. She died some six years ago; Howard died in 2003. They have two surviving children, Henry, of either Kilgore or Tyler, and Millie, who lives in Minden and was once married to a relative of the late Governor John J. McKeithen. I remember that little Henry (I think he was actually named Howard, Jr.) stayed with us while Labanda delivered Millie in the Minden hospital in either 1958 or 1959. I believe that Millie is also in the antiques business and may have a shop on Main Street in Minden: if not antiques, then some other downtown business.
  Billy  Hathorn


Full Name:Barbara Ann Richardson
Address:Minden, Louisiana (LA)
Cemetery:Garden of Memory

Barbara Ann Richardson
Funeral services for Barbara Ann Richardson will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 3, 2014 at North Acres Baptist Church in Minden, Louisiana. Officiating will be Rev. Steven Smithson. Interment will follow at Gardens of Memory Cemetery in Minden. The family welcomes friends from 5 until 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Minden. 
Barbara was born March 17, 1935 in Evergreen, Louisiana and went to be with the Lord March 29, 2014 in Minden, Louisiana. She accepted Jesus Christ as her Savior at First Baptist Church Minden when she was 12 years old. Barbara was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. Her Christian characteristics were seen by all as she generously shared meals to those in need, as well as with family and friends. She lived by example, and was a true and steadfast friend.
Her parents Melvin and Lennye Lewis preceded her in death.
She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Donald Richardson of Minden; daughter, Terri Richardson Hebert of Mishawaka, Indiana; grandson and his wife, John M. Hebert and Nicole J. Hebert; granddaughter Sarah C. Hebert and Jacob O'Rear; and great-grandson, Jayden M. O'Rear.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454, 1701 North Beauregard Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22311.

Rose-Neath Funeral Home
211 Murrell Street
Minden, Louisiana 71055
(318) 377-3412 Fax (318) 377-0227


Walter D. Roberts Jr., was born Dec. 4, 1932, and passed away July 28, 2014, surrounded by his family at home.

W.D. is survived by his loving wife of more than 57 years, Mary Frances Roberts; son, Walter Kem and wife, Debra Roberts; granddaughters, Kristin Nation (Allen Todd) and Lauren McCombie (Will); grandson, Walter Kyle Roberts; great-grandchildren, Riley and Raylee; his faithful companion always by his side, Princess Pixie Roberts; and a host of life long musician friends that made music and memories for 40 years at W.D.'s store, Roberts Musical Sales on Main Street.

This is all I could get for you regarding W.D. this morning but hope to have his full obituary for you tomorrow.  I have meant to subscribe to the Minden paper for 1.5 years and forget before I get to the telephone.  Well, I just subscribed to get it online, thanks to Ann's reminder.  I am going to try to find one to buy today as his obit was in yesterday's paper, I'm told.  He was a fine man...

Walter D. Roberts Jr., Submitted by Linda Holt Moorehead, Class of 1961

Thanks Linda,  W.D. had the friendliest guitar shop in the U.S.A.  He once opened his shop so the MindenMemories folks could come by and say howdy and tour his shop and see the pictures in his shop .  He was a fine man.  He will be missed.  God speed W.D. Roberts. 


Marilyn Rudd

Nan reminded me I had this wonderful picture of Marilyn Rudd It was taken at my house on Police Street sometimes around 1950 or '51. I sent it to Marilyn a few years back and titled it "You were country, when country wasn't cool." She loved those boots. 

Submitted by Joyce Dulany Anderson

Photo submitted by Joyce Dulany

Marilyn Rudd - I was so sad to hear tonight that one of Bob's 1953 MHS classmates had died. Marilyn was the older suster if Max Rudd, one of my 1956 classmates, and one of my fellow band members, so we say goodbye to another friend and classmate.

Submitted by Earlene Mendenhall Lyle, Class of 1956

Marilyn Rudd-Angelus
Written by Press-Herald Staff   
Wednesday, 09 January 2008
Funeral services for Mrs. Marilyn Rudd-Angelus, 72, of Memphis, was held Jan. 5, 2008
at Memorial Park Funeral Home.

Mrs. Rudd-Angelus died Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2008.

She was a member of Riveroaks Reformed Presbyterian Church.

She is preceded in death by her husband, George R. Angelus.

She is survived by one brother, Max Rudd of Bossier City; four daughters, Pamela Hingle
of Memphis, Tenn., Deby Hopkins of Traskwood, Ark., Lori Angelus of Anna, Ill. and Sheri Holt of New Tazewell, Tenn.; seven grandchildren, Cory Hingle, Katherine Hingle, Rachel Hopkins, Deneesha Angelus, Benjamin Angelus, Joey Holt and Jamie Holt; and one great-grandson.





Webster Parish

Alfred W. Sanders

July 18, 2012 Staff Reports

Funeral services for Alfred Sanders will be held Thursday, July 19, 2012 at 2 p.m. at Rose-Neath Funeral Home Chapel in Minden. Officiating will be Rev. Ronnie Whitlock. Interment will follow at Mt Zion Cemetery in Minden. The family will receive friends from 5 until 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 18, 2012 at Rose-Neath Funeral Home.

Alfred was born February 25, 1934 in Minden and entered into rest July 16, 2012 in Minden. He was a machine gunner in the United States Marines during the Korean War and after his service time he was a teacher, coach and assistant principal for the school system.

His wife Carolyn Sanders and brother Buddy Dixon preceded him in death.

He is survived by his first wife Billie Sanders of Minden, son Guy Sanders and wife Renee of Minden, grandchildren Brian Sanders of Yantis, TX, Kyla Mora and husband Chris of Heflin, great-grandchildren Desiree, McKenzie, Kaid, Alexis, Paige, and Gavin, stepsons Stephen Beck of Birmingham, AL, Jimmy Beck and wife Velda of Houston, TX, and stepdaughters Karen, Lynn and Gayla.

Pallbearers will be Guy Mandino, Kip Mourad, Mickey Malham, Brian Sanders, Chris Mora, and Bobby Joe Parker.

Honorary pallbearers will be The Mourad Domino Club.

Last Updated ( July 18, 2012 )



Ruby Elaine Boles Vice

Graveside services for Ruby Elaine Boles Vice will be held Wednesday, September 9, 2015 at 11 a.m. at West Lake Cemetery in Doyline, Louisiana under the direction of Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Minden, Louisiana. Officiating will be Eugene Norred.

Ruby was born January 1, 1935 to Thomas A. and Adeal Boles in Jonesboro, Louisiana and entered into rest September 6, 2015 in Tyler, Texas. She lived most of her life in Minden, Louisiana and retired from Ruskin Industries.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her son Franklin Vice, Jr., brother Freddie Boles and brother-in-law Bob Parker.

She is survived by her Son Tommy Vice and wife Anita of Tyler, Texas, sisters Dorothy Lockard and husband Hank of Minden, Shirley Parker of Minden, three grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Michael Lockard, Alex Lockard, Nick Lockard, Chuck Gautney, Lewis Parker, and Eric Vice.


Rose-Neath Funeral Home

211 Murrell Street

Minden, Louisiana 71055