Minden Press-Herald, Friday, August 9, 2013

Lindsey N. Anderson

Services for Lindsey N. Anderson, 77, will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, August 10, 2013 at Rose-Neath’s Minden Chapel.  Visitation will be prior to the service on Saturday from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. at Rose-Neath in Minden.  Interment will follow at Minden Cemetery with USAF honors.

Lindsey was born Feb. 13, 1936 in Winnfield to Willie N. Anderson, Sr. and Ruby Woods Anderson and died

August 6, 2013 in Alexandria.  He was a former resident of Minden, and he was a member of Central Missionary Baptist Church.

His parents, four brothers and two sisters preceded him in death.

Lindsey is survived by sisters, Sarah Talbert, Mary Jo Anderson, Doris Jean Lear, Ruby Mathews and Patricia Kellogg; brothers, Willie N. Anderson, Jr., Walter Anderson and Charles Anderson; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Submitted by Ann Mays Harlan, Class



Dorothy Ann  Jones Ayers   Funeral service for Mrs. Dorothy Ann Ayers, 59, was at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 21, 1996 at Minden Rose-Neath Chapel.  Interment was at Gardens of Memory.  Rev. Frank DeLoach officiated.   Ayers died Dec. 19 at Schumpert Medical Center.  She was born in Minden and was a resident of Doyline for 26 years.  She worked as a cashier for Pel-State Oil.   Ayers is survived by her father, Odis Jones of Doyline; daughters, Sherry and husband Chris Bagwell of Dubberly and Tina and husband Randy White of Hattisburg, Miss.; and sisters Betty Palmer of Springhill and Linda Sample of Trinity, Texas.  She is also survived by grandchildren Greg and Janice Stroud, Rusty Stroud, Holly and John Clark, Krystal and Richie Roton; and great grandchildren Ryan Stroud, Abbey Holland and Lacey Holland; and several nieces and nephews.   The family wished to express their thanks to Keri Copeland and Rose-Neath Funeral Home.



Hildred Aarons Baggett died on November 4, 2000. Married Roy Baggett. They were were the parents of three sons: Don, Marvin and Danny Baggett.             

Sandra Carson Riggs Had cancer before her demise.

Born May 13, 1938 - Died Mar 29, 1992  - Section I, J, K  Minden City Cemetery

Born May 13, 1938 - Died Mar 29, 1992  - Section I, J, K  Minden City Cemetery


Huey P. Clement

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Full Name: Huey P. Clement
Address: Minden, Louisiana (LA)
Born: 09/16/1936
Died: 10/06/2013
Visitation: 10/07/2013
Service: 10/08/2013
Cemetery: Lane Memorial Cemetery

Funeral services for Huey P. Clement will be held Tuesday, October 8, 2013 at 2 p.m. at Rose-Neath Funeral Home Chapel in Minden. Officiating will be Rev. Jim Crain.
Interment will follow at Lane Memorial Cemetery in Sibley, Louisiana. The family will receive friends from 5 until 7 p.m. Monday, October 7, 2013 at Rose-Neath Funeral Home.

Huey was born September 16, 1936 in Kilgore, Texas and entered into rest October 6, 2013 in Minden, Louisiana.

His parents Guy D. and Orris Lee Clement, daughters Vickie Foster and Leslie Clement preceded him in death.

He is survived by his wife Frances Clement of Minden, grandchildren Eric Streetman, Justin Kopf, and Lacy Honea, great-grandchildren Austan Kopf, Caydence Kopf, Nathaniel Honea, and Rylan Honea.

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

Submitted by Ann Mays Harlan, Class of 1958

Ed Duncan died April 24, 1990 after fighting renal cell carcinoma for four months. He Married Camille Ivy.  

Service will be today at 2 p.m. at the Lamb of God Lutheran Church for Edwin B. Duncan, 51, of Flower Mound, Texas.
He was born May 24, 1938 in Shreveport and died Tuesday, April 20, 1990, at the Humana Medical City in Dallas.
Duncan was a member of the Lamb of God Lutheran Church and was employed as a physical therapist.
He is survived by his wife, Camille (Ivy) Duncan, whom he married on August 19, 1961 at Minden, Louisiana.
Other survivors are three sons, Edwin Duncan, Jr., Trent Duncan and Richard Duncan and one daughter, Donna Duncan, all of Flower Mound; his father, Herb Duncan of Lewisville; one brother, Herbert Duncan, Jr. of Baton Rouge, LA.; one sister, Mickey Newman of San Angelo and one grandchild, Jessica Duncan of Flower Mound.
Senior pastor of the Lamb of God Lutheran Church, Norman Schwolert, and associate pastor Richard Turner will officiate the service. Burial will follow at the Flower Mound Cemetery. Arrangements were made at the Mulkey-Mason Funeral Home.


Shirley Dale Frasier Cameron born July 4, 1938 died Sept. 26, 2000 in Shreveport, La. 2000; a resident of Shreveport, La., at her demise.

Minden Press-Herald, Friday, September 29, 2000   Shirley Frasier Banks Cameron  Memorial services for Mrs. Shirley Frasier Banks Cameron, 62, will be held Sunday, Oct. 1, 2000 at 3 p.m. at Kings Highway Christian Church in Shreveport.  Mrs. Cameron died in her sleep after a brief illness on Sept. 26, at Highland Hospital.  She was born in Minden on July 4, 1938, and was a cosmetologist who owned Potpourri Beauty Salon in Minden.  She is survived by her husband, Claude Cameron; three sons, Mickey Banks and wife Traci and their children, Kasie, Mindy, Savanna and James; Marty Banks and his daughter Jeta; Monty Banks and wife Mickie and their children, Zach and Christian; and brother Jerry Frasier and wife Sheila.

William Leon "Bill" Fuller married Dorothy Weaver
Funeral services for the Rev. William Leon "Bill L." Fuller, 64, will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 28, 2003, at First Baptist Church in Blytheville, Ark. Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 1, in Minden under the direction of Cobb Funeral Home in Blytheville. Visitation will be held from 5 until 8 p.m., today, Feb. 27, at the church. Fuller, a native of Minden, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 25, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Blytheville, following a short illness. He was the pastor of First Baptist Church in Blytheville. Born in Minden to Venie Robinson Fuller and the late Leon Fuller, he graduated from Minden High School and earned degrees from Louisiana Baptist College and the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Fuller was licensed to preach at First Baptist Church in Minden on Sept. 3, 1958, and was ordained at First Baptist Church in Pineville on Aug. 8, 1962. Prior to coming to Blytheville in 1994, he pastored churches in Louisiana, Texas and Mississippi. He also served early in his career as a youth director and as a mission pastor. Fuller had been a member of the Blytheville Ministerial Alliance since 1994, served as chairman in 1998, and served as a member of the Arkansas Baptist Convention Executive Board, where he held positions of finance committee chairman, operations committee chairman, and missions committee of the ABSC executive board chairman. He was a member of the community advisory board of Baptist Memorial Home Care, Blytheville-Gosnell Food Pantry Board, and a chaplain at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Blytheville. He was a former member of the Pregnancy Crisis Center advisory board in Jackson, Miss., and former member and officer of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD). Fuller was a former chairman of both the boards of directors of Holiday Nursing Home in Center, Texas, and Deep East Texas Mental Retardation as well as serving on the Deep Texas council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse. Fuller was also a former little league coach in Center. He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Dorothy Weaver Fuller; three sons, William Scott Fuller of Blytheville, William Todd Fuller of Cleveland, Miss., and William Paul Fuller and wife Christie Lynn of Blytheville; his mother, Venie M. Fuller of Minden; sister, Linda Sue Vaughn of Minden; and four grandchildren, William Cody, William Blake, Rachel Nicole, and William Chase Fuller. Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Blytheville.

Bobby Hayes died in a car wreck with his wife, the former Sandra Smith and his mother-in law. He can only be found in the yearbooks as a freshman and sophomore.



Jackie Jarvis, Class  of 1956

Mrs. Jackie S. Hensley

February 24, 2012 Staff Reports

Jackie_Hensley570Graveside services for Jackie S. Hensley will be held Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012 at 2 p.m. at Gardens of Memory in Minden. Officiating will be the Rev. Bill Crider and the Rev. Bill Ichter. The family will receive friends today (Friday, Feb. 24, 2012) from 5 until 8 p.m. at Rose-Neath Funeral Home.

Jackie was born April 7, 1938 in Ruston and entered into rest Feb. 23, 2012 in Shreveport.

Jackie had a servant's heart, serving as a Red Cross volunteer for several years in Austin, Texas and also as president of UCAP in Minden. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Minden, where she taught various levels of Sunday school classes and Vacation Bible School.

Her sister, Gloria Joyce Peters, preceded her in death.

She is survived by her husband, Bill Hensley of Minden; daughters, Beverly H. Abraham and husband, Raymond of Minden and Lynda Jeanette Hensley of Minden; grandchildren, Bradford Hensley Matens of Baton Rouge and Rebecca Browning Matens of Minden.

Pallbearers will be David Parker, Graydon Kitchens, II, Joe Ratcliff, Ron Hathorn, Mark Stevenson and Carl Thompson.

Donations may be made to ASPCA or donor's choice.

Cora Lee Hicks

Full Name: Cora Lee Hicks Ates
Address: Minden, Louisiana (LA)
Born: 11/14/1938
Died: 06/08/2010
Visitation: 06/10/2010
Service: 06/11/2010
Cemetery: Hill Crest Funeral Home Mausoleum

Cora Lee Hicks Ates

Funeral services for Cora Lee Hicks Ates will be held Friday June 11, 2010 at 10:00 A.M. at Rose-Neath Funeral Home Chapel in Minden. Officiating will be Bro. Bill Crider and Bro. Bill Ichter of First Baptist Church Minden. Interment will follow at Hill Crest Funeral Home Mausoleum, 601 Hwy 80 East, Haughton. The family will receive friends from 5:00 until 8:00 P.M. Thursday June 10, 2010 at Rose-Neath.

Cora was born November 14, 1938 in Jonesboro and passed away June 8, 2010 at Minden Medical Center following a lengthy illness. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Minden. She had worked many years at Louisiana Army Ammunition Plant and was retired from Bell South Telephone Company. Having been an involved member of parent teacher organizations and band booster clubs at Lowe Junior High and Minden High School, students had unofficially deemed her as “the best chaperone ever”. Mrs. Ates also enjoyed being a homemaker with a passion for cooking.

Her daughter Beckie Lynn Ates Durant, parents Colvin and Zular Hicks, brothers A.L. “Red” Hicks, Cecil Hicks, sisters Marlene Tippen, Ida Mae Waggoner and Louise Langheld preceded her in death.

Mrs. Ates is survived by her husband of nearly 53 years Billy H. Ates, daughter Beverly Ates Vega of New Iberia, granddaughter Heavenor Consuelo Vega of Baton Rouge, grandson Staff Sgt. Phillip R. Vega and wife Elise of New Iberia, great-granddaughters Emily and Lannie Vega, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Phillip Vega, Tony Taylor, Leon Johnson, Elvis Culverhouse, Jason Lindsey, and Dustin Smith. Honorary pallbearers will be Tommy Spillers and Christopher Spillers.  The family of Cora Ates offers special thanks to Dr. Carl Hines and staff, as well as to “our angels of mercy” the nurses and staff of Minden Medical Center, 3rd floor for the care and comfort provided to Mrs. Ates.

Rose-Neath Funeral Home

211 Murrell Street

Minden, Louisiana 71055

(3180 377-3412 Fax (318) 377-0227


Submitted by Vera Woods Weaver, Class of 1956


Ned Lou Stinson Jones Class of 1956
Written by Press-Herald Staff   
Thursday, 25 February 2010
Funeral services for Ned Jones will be held Friday, Feb. 26, 2010 at 2 p.m. at Antioch Baptist Church in Dixie Inn. Officiating will be the Rev. Danny Warbington, assisted by the Rev. Malcolm Self. Interment will follow at Gardens of Memory in Minden.

Family will receive friends from 5 until 8 p.m. today, February 25, at Rose-Neath Funeral Home.

Ned was born April 26, 1936 in Minden and entered into rest Feb. 24, 2010 in Arcadia.

 She is survived by her husband, Homer Jones of Minden; children, Sharon Alford and husband, Glen of Ruston, Mike Jones and wife, Lisa of Ivan and Susan Graham and husband, Royce of Arcadia; brother Elbert (Sonny) Stinson of Ruston; and two grandchildren, Corey Jones of Boyd, Texas and Jared Carter of Ruston.

 Pallbearers will be Terry Sanders, Sr., Terry Sanders, Jr., Mel Smith, Don Smith, Jr., Gary Carter and Bruce Carter.


Dorothy Ann  Jones Ayers   Funeral service for Mrs. Dorothy Ann Ayers, 59, was at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 21, 1996 at Minden Rose-Neath Chapel.  Interment was at Gardens of Memory.  Rev. Frank DeLoach officiated.   Ayers died Dec. 19 at Schumpert Medical Center.  She was born in Minden and was a resident of Doyline for 26 years.  She worked as a cashier for Pel-State Oil.   Ayers is survived by her father, Odis Jones of Doyline; daughters, Sherry and husband Chris Bagwell of Dubberly and Tina and husband Randy White of Hattisburg, Miss.; and sisters Betty Palmer of Springhill and Linda Sample of Trinity, Texas.  She is also survived by grandchildren Greg and Janice Stroud, Rusty Stroud, Holly and John Clark, Krystal and Richie Roton; and great grandchildren Ryan Stroud, Abbey Holland and Lacey Holland; and several nieces and nephews.   The family wished to express their thanks to Keri Copeland and Rose-Neath Funeral Home.  

Vanita J. Lee became a missionary, in the Oct. 1966 homecoming book she was listed with a husband, Thomas F. Adair and living in Tallahassee, Fl.



Richard Kelly

February 23, 2012 Staff Reports

Richard Kelly, passed away Feb. 20, 2012 at the age of 74. He was born in Jonesboro-Hodge on Feb. 18, 1938.

Richard graduated from Minden High School in 1956. He attended the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and was a Machinist by trade.

Richard was married to Cynthia Kelly May 27, 1976. Richard served in the Louisiana Army National Guard from 1956 to 1968. He retired from Maybelline, Inc. in 1995.

Richard was preceded in death by his father, Rufus W. Kelly and mother, Lucille L. Kelly, of Searcy, Arkansas.

He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Cynthia Kelly; daughter, Deanne Kelly of Magnolia, Arkansas; daughter, Jewell Kelly and husband, Darmon Jones of Ocala, Florida; son, Richard Kelly Jr., of Ocala; sister, Marguerite (Bill) Sutterfield of Searcy; brother, Michael L. (Virginia) Kelly, LTC (Ret.) U.S. Army of Panama City Beach, Florida; brother, Patrick C. (Annette) Kelly of Tempe, Arizona; sister, Roberta (Michael) Meeks of Lawrenceville, Georgia; his eight grandchildren, Tyler Kelly, Ryley Jordan, Baley and Paxton Pace of Magnolia, Arkansas, Lourdes Jones, Emma Kelly and Scarlett Kelly of Ocala and Saige Kelly of Little Rock, Arkansas; along with a host of nephews and nieces and other loved ones.

A memorial service was held at 4 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012 at Countryside Funeral Home, 9185 NE Jacksonville Road, Anthony, Florida.



Richard Long married Mary Etta Wainwright; joined the navy and traveled all over the world. Mary Etta is now the wife of B.A. Goudeau and lives in Morrow, just south of Bunkie, La. Richard's mother died Dec. 2, 2003, in Minden, La.  Richard and Mary Etta's five children, eight grandchildren and one great grandchild
were her survivors.
Susan Long Thomas of Austin, Texas
David Long of Mississippi
Richard Long of New Orleans, La.
Annette Long Jeffe of New Orleans, La.
Wiley Long of Colorado Springs

Richard and his parents are interred in the Hillcrest Cemetery in Bossier City, La.


Perry Lowe

March 6, 1938 - March 14, 2016
Funeral services for Perry Lowe, age 78, of Ruston, LA will be held Sunday, March 20, 2016 at 4:00 PM at Grace United Methodist Church in Ruston. Reverend Bob Deich will officiate. Interment will follow at Pecan Grove Cemetery in Hilly Community, LA.
Mr. Lowe passed away on March 14, 2016 at his home. He has been a member of Grace UMC since 1976 and served his country in the U. S. Army. Mr. Lowe is preceded in death by his parents, Eldred and Clara Lowe.
Mr. Lowe is survived by his wife of 46 years, Joy Lambert Lowe of Ruston; son, Joseph Milton “Chip” Lowe and wife, Lisa, of Doha, Qatar; daughters, Michelle Cochran and husband, Brian, of Minden, LA, and Kira Breczinski and husband, Jim, of Marshall, MN; grandchildren, Katie Lowe, Trey Lowe, Sara Lowe, Skylar Breczinski, Malachi Breczinski, Britt Thompson, and Elizabeth Cochran; sisters, Myra Turnage and husband, Bill of Eldorado, AR, Linda Wilson and husband, Eddie of Minden, LA, and brother, Eddie Lowe and wife, Pam, of Minden, LA; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Richard Pyles, John Gallemore, Jay Atkins, Michael Kolb, Neil Kirkland, and Richard Jones. Honorary Pallbearers will be Harry Napper, Charles Kilgore, Don Shankles and Bobby Conville.
Visitation will be Sunday, March 20, 2016, from 3:00 – 4:00 PM at Grace United Methodist Church in Ruston.
Memorials may be made to Grace UMC or to the Methodist Children’s Home.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.kilpatrickfuneralhomes.com.

Submitted by Linda Holt Moorehead, class of 1961



In Memory of Gary Mathews died 11-24-04 at 12:22a.m.

Millard G. Mathews
Funeral services for Mr. Millard Gary Mathews, 67, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 27, 2004, at Eastside Missionary Baptist Church in Minden with the Rev. Richard Methvin officiating and the Rev. Joe Brown assisting. Burial will follow at Gardens of Memory Cemetery under the direction of Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Minden.
Visitation will be held at 5 p.m. today, Nov. 26, at the funeral home.
Mr. Mathews, a native of Shreveport and a resident of Minden, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 24, in Minden. He was a boiler technician for Inland Container.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Millard and Vera Mathews.
He is survived by his wife, Ruby W. Mathews of Minden; son, Gary Don Mathews and wife Betsy of Minden; daughters, Karen Greer and husband Kenneth of Minden, and Kayla Gorham and husband Stephen of Minden; sisters, Nancy Calhoun and husband James of Minden, Gayle Crowell and husband Bob of Mexia, Texas; mother-in-law, Ruby Anderson; 11 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Terry Gray, Tim Greer, Randal McGraw, Bill Chelette, Jamie Walker and Tom Shirey.

Friday, April 30, 2004

Henry Cecil Maxey

Funeral services for Mr. Henry Cecil Maxey, 65, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 1, 2004, at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Minden with the Rev. Morris Robe officiating. Burial will follow at Sibley Cemetery.
Visitation will be held from 5 until 8 p.m. today, April 30, at the funeral home.
Mr. Maxey, a native of Sibley and a resident of Minden, passed away Wednesday, April 28, in Minden. He worked in the oil field and retired from the Webster Parish Police Jury.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Rayville and Louise Maxey.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara Mays Maxey of Minden; son, David C. Maxey of Ocala, Fla.; daughter, Cindy Maxey of Minden; sister, Frances Maxey Clement and husband Huey of Minden; and four grandchildren, Brian, Marie, April and Brianna Maxey.
Pallbearers will be Michael O’Brian, Rick Branch, Ricky Daniels, Dean Newman, Eric Streetman and Justin Kopf. Honorary pallbearers will be Johnny Mays, Bill Slay and Jack Mays.
Memorial contributions may be made to the donor’s choice.


The funeral home marker was for Henry Cecil Maxey

The grave for Barbara Ann Mays Maxey was unmarked.

Barbara Ann Mays Maxey
Written by Press-Herald Staff   
Thursday, 11 October 2007
Graveside services for Ms. Barbara Ann Mays Maxey, 69, of Minden, will be held today, Oct. 11, 2007 at Lane Memorial Cemetery in Sibley with the Rev. Don McCormick officiating. Ms. Maxey was born Sept. 5, 1938 and died Oct. 9, 2007. She was a member of Emanuel Baptist Church. She is preceded in death by her husband, Cecil Maxey; and two brothers, Richard and Jack Mays. She is survived by her son, David; her daughter, Cindy Maxey; her brother, Johnny Mays; her sister, Frankie Gene; and four grandchildren, Brian, Marie, April and Brianna Maxey. Barb will be missed by her loved ones forever. We love you.


Larry Kirtley Miles 67, died Saturday, August 5, 2006, at his home in Indianapolis. Larry was an active member of Chapel Hill United Methodist Church, past president of Indy-west Full Gospel Business Men's Fellowship, advisor to East-Central Indiana Aglow and host chair for Indianapolis 1990 Congress on the Holy Spirit. A Certified Financial Planner, Larry retired from Creative Financial Designs of Kokomo. Larry is survived by wife, Lanette Davis Miles, of Indianapolis; daughter, Linée Miles Baird, and grandchildren - Miles, Ryan and Caelyn - all of Harvard, Massachusetts; and brother, Jackson Miles, of Glen Rose, Texas. Visitation is Tuesday, 4:00 to 8:00 PM, Stevens Mortuary, 5520 W. 10th St, Indianapolis, and Wednesday, 2:00 PM, Chapel Hill United Methodist, 963 N. Girls School Road, Indianapolis, followed by memorial service 3:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to UC Davis M.I.N.D. Institute, 2825 50th Street, Sacramento, CA 95817; White Lick Presbyterian Church, 2530 North 600 East, Avon, Indiana 46123; or Chapel Hill United Methodist.

Graveside services for Larry Miles will be at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, August 18, 2006 at the Minden Cemetery.

Submitted by:  Perry Lowe

William Bryan Monzingo died Sept. 1985 throat cancer

From theTide Talk, April 13, 1956  -   Page 4


Jack Moreland, Minden High School Class of 1956 Graduate dies
Sunday December 19, 1971. From the Minden Press-Herald by Kerry
Garland, Sports Editor
Minden - The victory bell hangs silent in Minden today; the hero is dead.
Cancer's inexorable finality has humbled Jackie Moreland; something no
athlete could do.
At age 33, Moreland faced his last challenge Sunday...and lost. Jackie
death with the same dignity and humility with which he accepted nearly
every honor available to an athlete, prep or professional.
From the halls of Minden High School to the courts of the National Basketball
Association, Moreland's name was omnipresent, his memory is eternal.
An All-American at MHS and later at Louisiana Tech, Moreland is the only
MHS graduate to ever play in the pro basketball leagues.
His 5,030 career points is second only to the total of Ebarb's Greg Procell,
but his dominance of the game is second to none.
Moreland's 21.3 points per game scoring average is tops on the Louisiana
Tech record books, his 1,491 collegiate points is fourth in the La. Tech annals.
Unlike the three who precede him on all-time Tech charts, Moreland played
only three years.
He was a high school All-American in 1955 and 1956, and a collegiate
All-American in 1958, 1959 and 1960.
Moreland is one of two Tech All-Americans, and only the second Louisiana 
collegiate to make the dream team three times.
Funeral services for Moreland are set for 11:00 a.m. Tuesday in the First
Baptist Church of Minden with Dr. Prince officiating.
Services will be under the direction of Green-Kleinegger Funeral Home of
Moreland is survived by his wife, Jeanette; two children, Jennifer and Jamie;
his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Moreland of Harris community; two sisters
Nita McAdoo of Huntington Beach, California, and Marlene Gill of Atlanta, Ga.;
four brothers, Edd Moreland of Shreveport, Joe Moreland of Ruston, Lloyd
Moreland of Homer and Ralph Moreland of Grand Terrace, California. He will be interred in the 
Bethlehem Cemetery near the Harris Community between Homer and Minden. It is also the location of the Bethlehem Baptist Church. See More about Jack Moreland at the bottom oft his page. Submitted by Ann Mays Harlan.


According to Jim Turner, class of 1956, his birthday was 18 November 1938. Says Jim "I like to remind him I was one day older, and I was at his house many times during our high school days. He joined the marines (along with Bo Lee and others) straight out of high school."


David Henry Nadrchal
Written by Press-Herald Staff
Monday, 23 February 2009
David Henry Nadrchal died Friday, Feb. 20, 2009 in Elizabeth City, N.C.

Mr. Nadrchal was the son of the late Eunice and Henry Nadrchal.

He graduated from Minden High School and participated in baseball and football. He attended Louisiana Tech before enlisting in the Marine Corp. He was extremely proud that he, his son and his grandson were all Marines.

He is survived by his wife, Gloria; daughters, Lynn Foster and Chandra Nardrchal of Norfolk, Va.; son, David Wayne Nadrchal of Palmyra, Wis.; grandson, David Wayne, Jr., currently serving with the Marines in Afghanistan; sisters and brothers-in-law, Peggie and Leonard Colvin of Gainesville, Ga., Linda and Van Barker of Natchitoches and Anita Duke of Greenville, S.C.

Memorial services will be held at Arlington Cemetery in Homer at a later date.


Is this the David Nadrchal that we have been looking for who graduated in 1956?

I believe he is one and the same.  I knew his mother well and knew one of his sisters, Judy, who married Ralph Crownover.
His mother was a wonderful lady.
Submitted by: Mary Ellen Dickerson

This sounds like my old friend David.  We were good friends in high school, played football together (David was the quarterback) and joined the Marines together in 1957.  I haven't seen or heard from him since about 1989.
Submitted by: Johnny (Bo) Lee, Class of 1956

Yes, this is one of my 1956 classmates.  David was one of the Tillman Addition kids and played snare drums in the MHS band.  I had hoped to see David at least once more before one of us left this earth.
Submitted by: Earlene Mendenhall Lyle, Class of 1956

This is David Nadrchal of the Class of 1956.  His parents and his sister, Judy (Class of 1959), are also buried in Arlington Cemetery in Homer.  Judy Nadrchal died of cancer.

Submitted by: Ann Mays Harlan, Class of 1958

Actually, he had a sister named Judy,  She played bassoon in the band,  class of 1959.
Submitted by: Jim Turner, class of 1956


David Nadrachel joined the Marines in July 1957 . Swearing in date was July 22 1957 in New Orleans La. ...  It took them 3 days to get to San Deigo by train. Joining the Marines with David was Bo Lee and A. C. McEachern. This information came from A C McEachern. Sam Smitty went with them but he was only 17 and was rejected.  Submitted by: Ronnie Hennigan, Class of 61

David Nadrchal's older sister was Peggie Shropshire.  I assume that she was his half sister since she didn't change her last name.  She graduated from MHS in 1951 and married Leonard Colvin.  I don't remember anything about the rest of the Nadrchal family.
Submitted by:  Rowland Ivy, class of 1952

My 1979 Community Directory shows Henry and Eunice Nadrchal living at 1301 Tillman
Drive.  Anita Nadrchal is listed as a senior in the 1963 Grig.

Subitted by T.  Matthews  Bunner, Class of 1946


Mary Nelson married Conrad Lindsey. She was born  5 October 1938 and died June 28, 1996; Interment is in the Gardens of Memory.row 8 section 2 in the Garden of the Good Shepherd.



Frances Nelson

HAUGHTON, LA - Celebration of life service for Frances Nelson will be held at Bellaire Baptist Church at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 28, 2012, with Dr. Randy Harper officiating. The family will be receiving friends at 9:00 a.m. prior to the service at the church.

Frances was born on August 31, 1937 in Minden, LA and passed away on Tuesday, April 24, 2012 at 74 years of age. She was a member of Bellaire Baptist Church and a Sunday school teacher there for 35 years. She was very devoted to the church and enjoyed worshiping with her Christian friends. Her hobbies included reading, watching movies, shopping with her daughter, cooking, playing cards with her brothers and sisters, and fishing with her son.

Frances was preceded in death by her father Lynn R. Roberts; mother Hattie Peterson Roberts; sisters Elizabeth Roberts Goree and Alice Roberts Cornell; and brothers Robert S. Roberts, Marvin L. Roberts, Johnnie M. Roberts, and Charles A. Roberts.

Frances is survived by her loving husband of 54 years, Charles W. Nelson; son Steven Nelson and wife Debbie; daughter Linda Finck and husband David; grandson Matthew Finck; sister Winnie Roberts LaFitte; and brother Thomas O. Roberts.

Steven Nelson, Matthew Finck, David Finck, Ricky Harper, David Thompson, and Johnny Johnson will serve as pallbearers.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to Brandy and Kathleen with Odyssey Hospice and Garden Court for the loving care their staff provided to Frances during her last days on this earth.


Michael Francis Parrinello, 70, of Lake Jackson , went to be with his Lord and Savior Thursday, November, 8, 2007, at his residence.  He was born December 8, 1936, in Minden, Louisiana , to Michael and Vivian Leakey Parrinello.

He attended Minden schools through his freshman year in high school.  Then he moved away. 

Michael served in the U. S. Navy.  He was stationed on the USS New Jersey and was a Chaplin and Communication Specialist.  He was an artist, college professor, jeweler, tailor and professional photographer.  Michael was  active in the Lake Jackson Historical Museum , The Center for The Arts and Sciences,  The  Brazosport Art League,  The Center Stages Theater and Gulf Coast Bird Observatory.   He was a musician (classical guitar), a computer designer, linguist of 5+ languages, scuba diver, pilot, master of archery, mathematician, certified gemologist, expert marksman, chemist for BASF for 20 years and countless other accomplishments. Most people have heard the phrase "Jack of all trades, Master of none" He was a "Jack of all trades and Mastered them all" When he got on board with one thing he would move on to the next challenge. He took on his Cancer as another challenge. He studied and researched it in depth although there was one side he could not study while alive, you can be sure he's studying it now. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

He is survived by his daughter, Anita Lynne Parrinello McKay; sons, Michael Francis Parrinello III and Mark Christopher Parrinello and wife, Paula; sister, Angelina Parrinello Hobbs and husband, Thomas; brother, Orville LaDell “Pat” Parrinello and wife, Patsy; grandchildren, James Dewayne “Boe” McKay, Ryan Christopher and Kyle Ian Parrinello; niece, Stacy Ellen Lev and husband, Michael; Patricia Ann Parrinello; and many other loving relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents Michael and Vivian Parrinello

Funeral services will be held at 12:00 noon, Monday, November 12, 2007, at Stroud Funeral Home.  Visitation will be from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Sunday, November 11, 2007, at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to one of the organizations that Mike loved.  The Center for the Arts and Sciences, The Lake Jackson Historical Museum, or The Gulf Coast Bird Observatory.

Memorial condolences may be sent to



Ronald D Pearson
March 9, 1938 - October 3, 2016

Service Date: October 6, 2016 at 10:00 am

Funeral Home Rose-Neath Minden

Place of Service First Assembly of God

Visit: 5-7 Wednesday 10-05-16

On Monday October 3, 2016 Ronald D. Pearson passed from this life to his heavenly home surrounded by his family members. Mr. Pearson was born March 9, 1938 to Rev. Alvin and Margaret Pearson in Wichita Falls, Texas. He was a pipefitter and member of Local 141 in Shreveport. He had been a member of First Assembly of God in Minden for 48 years where he served faithfully as a board member, Sunday School teacher and spiritual mentor.

Mr. Pearson was preceded in death by his parents and granddaughter Jena Mari’ Pearson.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Mary Sue Kelly Pearson. Also surviving Mr. Pearson are his son Kenneth Pearson (Donna) of Longview, Texas and daughters Regina Booth (Larry) of Sibley and Karen Bierden (Kenny) of Minden. He also leaves behind 8 grandchildren, 2 step-grandchildren, and 17 great-grandchildren, sister Paula Nolen (Roy) of Coushatta, as well as many other extended family members.

Pallbearers will be Mickey Perryman, Darren Lee, grandsons Patrick Booth, Ralph Bierden, John Bierden, and grandson-in-love Scott Klimkiewicz.

Visitation will be at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Minden Wednesday, October 5, 2016 from 5 until 7 p.m. and services will be Thursday, October 6, 2016 at 10 a.m. at First Assembly of God Church in Minden with Rev. Dee Anders officiating. Interment will follow at Gardens of Memory in Minden.

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



Gen Lena Pittard

Minden Press-Herald, Wednesday, June 18, 1997 Gen Pittard Briscoe, 58, of Baytown, Texas, died at home on June 13, 1997.  She ws born on June 27, 1938 in Minden.  She had resided in Baytown for 33 years. She was preceded in death by her father, Robert L. Pittard. She is survived by her mother, Esther Pittard of Minden; her husband, Calvin Joseph Briscoe, Sr., her son, Joe Briscoe; her daughter and son-in-law, Jessica and David Schrock; and two grandchildren, Clay and Jacob Schrock, all of Baytown.  She is also survived by a brother and sister-in-law, Lane and Adelise Pittard of Haughton; sister and brother-in-law, Carol and Charles Anderson of Greenwood and numerous nieces and nephews. There will be a memorial service at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the First Baptist Church of Baytown. The family has requested that in lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in memory of Gen Briscoe to the Hospice-Preferred Choice, 427 West 20th Street, Suite 603, Houston, Texas 77008.

Joe Wilson Roberts 22 October, 1935 (MS) - 21 April 1953

Minden City Cemetery Section J-2, Page 165


Minden Herald, Friday, April 24, 1953


Funeral Rites Held for Minden Youth



Services were held at the Calvary Baptist Church with the Rev. L. L. Clover, pastor, officiating.

Burial was in the Minden Cemetery under the direction of the Green-Kleinegger Funeral Home.


 Friends of the youth said he was “well liked” and “popular.” 


Suvivors besides his parents include one brother, Charles and two sisters, Margie Nell and

Mary Ann, all of Minden; the maternal grandmother, Mrs. G. W. Martin, Jackson, Miss. and

the paternal grandfather, C. V. Roberts, Beautonia, Miss.


Members of Scout Explorer Post 520, in which Roberts was a member, served as honor

guards and pallbearers in the funeral.


Dan Wigley and Wayne Lee served as honor guards and the pallbearers were Clifton Salmon,

Richard Baker, Doyle Rhame, James Bishop, Eddie McCoy and Sammy David.


Earl Anderson, advisor to the scout post, said, “Joe was well thought of in his scout work.  He

always gladly accepted his share of the tasks when he was called on and he was called on

often.  He was a good scout and well respected.”


We of the student body of Minden High School had a saddening experience week before last because of the untimely death of Joe Wilson Roberts, Jr. a freshman, a member of the Explorer Scouts and the Junior Football Squad. We extend heartfelt sympathy to Joe's parents and family with these words of comfort" Not dead, but gone before."

James Sanders died May 1981; married Sara Kay Mace and resided in Tyler, Texas. He was survived by his wife, three children and a sister, Mary Evelyn.


Minden Press-Herald, Thursday, July 28, 2011

Douglas Skinner

Memorial services for Douglas Skinner will be held Friday, July 29, 2011 at 2 p.m. at Rose-Neath Funeral Home Chapel in Minden.  Officiating will be the Rev. Bill Crider.  The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until service time.

Douglas was born in Ruston and entered into rest July 25, 2011 in Shelbyville, Texas.

He was owner/operator of Minden Security Service.

He is survived by his wife, Mickey Skinner of Shelbyville, Texas; step-son, Earl R. Gros, II of Shelbyville;

sister, Mary Jo Kirkland and husband, Derald of Minden; and three grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to donor’s choice.

A Tribute to Douglas Skinner
                                                   Class of 1956

And there's no emptiness to match the loss. Of someone that we cherished as a friend.

Doug was a good friend to me in high school and a great football player.
My sympathies to his family,
Johnny Lee, class of 1956

I last saw Doug about 30 years ago at a Class of "56 reunion;  I last heard from him about a year ago when he called to talk about old times.  I remember well playing army with him in a field near his home, and in the second or third grade at lunch we'd go in the auditorium of the old school and split the lunch he brought from home.  Then we'd go to my house and eat the lunch my mother had prepared....beans and biscuits and such.  Much  time was spent at Hunter's, both in the park and at Red Bird games.  Around 8th or 9th grade we were enticed to go watermelon hunting with a couple of older guys with a car.  We got no melons, but Doug did get a bruise from a pellet while we were running down the road away from a rightfully very angry farmer with a shotgun.

As students at LSU, we traveled together several times.  He did very well as a football player at LSU,  but he had very little interest in classes or classwork.  That was too bad, since he was playing with stars like Billy Cannon and Johnny Robinson, and he probably would have had a pro career had he stayed with the team.

My sympathies to his family and to Mary Jo.

Submitted by:  Cleve Taylor, Class of 1956

Douglas Skinner was born the son of Roy and Viola Skinner. He was predeceased
by his brother, John Lynn "Shoebuck" Skinner.

Survivors are his wife, Mickey Skinner, and a sister, Mrs. Mary Jo (Darrell) Kirkland
of Minden.

Note:) Mickey was a school nurse when they lived in Minden
Submitted by Claire Turner Fussell, Class of 1965

Visitation:  Friday, July 29, 1:00 p.m. at Rose-Neath in Minden Memorial
Service:     Friday, July 29, 2:00 p.m. at Rose-Neath Chapel
He was cremated so no graveside service
Submitted by Ann Mays Harlan, Class of 1958
Sorry to hear about Douglas Skinner...A fine football player...Jerry Frasier, Class of 55

Tom and I would like to express our deepest sympathy to all the family.
Edna Lowe Searles (Class of 54) and Tom Searles (Class of  55) of Maryland  
also Known as "Tex" back then, of Maryland




His friends and classmates knew him as "Jim"

His wife, Joyce,  was also known as Billie to his friends and classmates.  

Turner, James A.  

Passed away Oct 6, 2011. He re- tired from Texas Instruments. He is survived by his wife Joyce Turner, brothers, Tom, Charles & William: stepchildren Mike Jay & Debbie Diaz.  


Submitted by Don Cook, Class of 1955 or 56


Judy Smith

Judy Smith Williams

SHREVEPORT, LA - Funeral services for Judy Smith Williams, 68, will be held 2:00 p.m., Monday, March 6, 2006 in Minden, LA. She will be honored graveside at Garden Memorial Park Cemetery. Reverend Jarrell Morgan will officiate. Visitation will be Sunday, March 5th at Mortuary Services of Louisiana, 5530 Greenwood Rd., 5-8 p.m.

Ms. Williams passed away peacefully. She was born in Minden, LA. Working as a Drug and Alcohol Counselor, she enjoyed touching lives for many years.

She is survived by her only son, Mark Williams and his family: wife, Mary; his daughter: Niki, and son: Timothy, his wife: Alisha and their children, Alexis and Gracyn. Her nieces: Dana and Karen, and their families.

Pallbearers will be Tony Lewis, Steve Wilson, Matthew Jeter, Steve Matheney, Timothy Cooper, and Larry Jacobs.

Published on March 05, 2006.


Jim Lee Stanfield

1956 Grig  -  Career Club ’56; Class Favorite ’54; Poetry Award ‘53

Written by Press-Tribune Staff   
Tuesday, 17 April 2007
Graveside services for Mr. Jim Lee Stanfield, 69, of Heflin, will be held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, April 18, 2007, at Andrew Chapel, Heflin, with the Rev. Carol Heard officiating.

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

Mr. Stanfield was born in Minden and died April 16, in Heflin. He was a retired police chief from the Minden Police Department and a member of United Methodist Church, Minden.

He is preceded in death by his son, Wade Alan Stanfield; brother, Billy Jack Stanfield; and sisters, Odessa Hortman and Sue Jones.

He is survived by his son, Mark Stanfield of Baton Rouge; daughters, Marlene Stanfield Lindsay and husband Kevin of Heflin and Lea Stanfield of Shreveport; brother, Joe H. Stanfield of Ruston; four grandchildren, Jenna, Kody and Jordan Lindsay and Cash Gregory; special niece, Brenda Squyres; and many nieces and nephews.

Mr. Stanfield was a member of United Methodist Church, Minden.

Compliments of Ann Mays Harlan


Billy Joe Strickland died May, 1981.

Minden Press-Herald, Monday, May 11, 1981 Billy Joe Strickland, 42, passed away May 8 at his residence following a sudden illness. Services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 10 at the Beech Springs Baptist Church with Rev. C. H. Land and Rev. Virgil Groves officiating.  Interment followed in the Minden Cemetery. He was a construction supervisor for Madden Construction Co., member and deacon on the Beech Springs Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth Strickland of Minden; a son, James Allen Strickland of Minden; a daughter, Karen Anne Strickland of Minden; his mother, Floris Strickland of Minden; a brother, Donald Ray Strickland of Minden; and a sister, Carrie Dillman of Shreveport. Pallbearers were Ben Miller, Carl Collins, Ray Hall, Pat McKinny, Noble Brister, James Madden, G. W. Lary, and Pa-pa Gay

Billy Joe Strickland is interred in the Minden City Cemetery in Section G-2

STRICKLAND, Robert Roy and  Floris Carter

14 Dec 1907                        12 Sep 1914 22

Sep 1974                        05 Jul    2004  

strickland, Bobby R.

19 Sep 1931

01 Jan  1949  

(18 years old) LA Pvt 502 ABN Inf 101 ABN Div WWII  

DILLMAN, Carrrie G. Strickland , Class of 1952

Born ca 1933/34

Died Oct 20, 2005  

STRICKLAND, Donald Ray, Class of  19__?

07 Jul  1935

04 Jul  2003  

Children of Billy Joe Strickland    

STRICKLAND, Michael Wayne   

Birth:  Jan. 13, 1963, USA
Death:  Jun. 3, 1974 "Happiness is the Lord"
Webster Parish
Louisiana, USA   There is also a grave for a little girl STRICKLAND, Julie Marie 1 March 1972 - 27 May 1972

Submitted by Ann Mays Harlan, Class of 1958


Richard Yates about 2001/2; married Wanda Rhoden. In 1995 they were residents of Hope, Ark. Son: Richard Yates, Jr. Dau: Rhonda McKinney, Four Grandchildren: Daniel Yates, Michael Yates, Amanda Yates and Racael McKinney. Burial was in the Hillcroft Cemetery in Haughton, Bossier Parish, Louisiana.


Shirley Boyer Hill       



Born: January 5, 1939

Place of Birth: Crossett, AR

Death: December 20, 2011

Place of Death: San Antonio, TX

Life Legacy

Shirley Boyer Hill age 72 of San Antonio went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, December 20, 2011. She was born January 5, 1939 in Crossett, Arkansas to Paul Henry Boyer and Mary Elizabeth Higgins Boyer, who preceded her in death.

She founded a very successful medical services company – CasePro in 1997. Beginning with 12 employees, with God’s help and Shirley’s direction, the company has now grown to employ over 900. Shirley’s management style was to always do what was right, keeping the best interest of her employees foremost in her mind. Shirley frequently explained to people that the success of CasePro was the result of God’s blessings.

As members of Cornerstone Church for 20 years, Shirley and her husband, John were very active in the Bible Home Study Groups as well as other outreach programs within the Church.

Shirley is survived by her husband of 24 years, John Robert Hill; her children, Beth Elderton and husband, Carl, Mitch McCabe and wife, Lauri; Michael McCabe and wife, Shawna, Cheryl Gavrel and husband, Pete, Tom Hill and wife, Leonora, Julie Beardmore and husband, Rob; She was “Shannie” to her loving grandchildren, Daniel Murph and wife, Karin, Stella Miller, James McCabe and wife, Kabrina, Amber McCabe, J. Paul McCabe, Olivia McCabe, Jacqueline McGilvray and husband, Shea, Christina Finney, Johnny Gavrel, Tommy Gavrel, Clayton Hill, Ryan Hill, Regan Hill, Robbie Beardmore, Joshua Beardmore and Ashley Beardmore; great grandchildren, Ivy Murph, Eva Murph and Faith McCabe; brother, Joe C. Boyer and wife, Molly; sister, Carolyn Harper and husband Bill; numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be on Thursday, December 22, 2011 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Porter Loring Mortuary North.

DECEMBER 23, 2011
11:00 A.M.

Pastor John Hagee, officiating. Pallbearers will be her grandsons. Interment will follow in Mission Burial Park North.


Kathryn Jeanette WUSTERHAUSEN
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WUSTERHAUSEN, Kathryn Jeanette

Kathryn Jeanette Wusterhausen passed away July 30, 2014 at Scott and White Hospital in Round Rock TX from a massive stroke. She was born May 15, 1938 to Eunice and Wylie Walden in Minden, LA. At 76 she was proudly still working at the VA finance Dept. She lived in Round Rock, TX with her loving husband, August Wusterhausen and their little"Punkin." She is survived by her husband; daughters Kim Tamez and husband Fred, Carmen Wusterhausen; son Robert Toland and wife Carol; step daughter Barbara Brown and husband Charlie; step sons Stewart and wife Sandy, Ronnie, Ted and wife Tracie and Charlie and wife Tina Wusterhausen; grandchildren Chris and wife Brianda, Stephanie & Tracie Tamez, Robert Toland, Jr. & Dustin Toland; numerous great-grandchildren; step grandchildren; nieces, nephews and many friends who loved her very much. Preceded in death by her parents and son Randy Toland. Memorial service to be held Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014 at 3:30 pm at Open Road Biker Church, 8420 N IH 35, Georgetown, TX 78626. For inquires, please contact Pastor Butch Horton, 512-966-8817.

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Submitted by Linda Holt Moorehead, Class of 1961

Thanks Linda, This is Kathy Walden who first married Charles Toland, who is now deceased.  Hegraduated in 1951.