Ray Don Adcock                                                                                  Nov  14  2007

                Norma Dee Nash Wood                                                                        May 27. 2008    

        Class flower - red roses


 

Minden Press-Herald, Tuesday, November 13, 2007

 

Ray Don Adcock

 

 

Under Ray Adcock's obituary, it should read - "preceded in death" by George Alman Adcock, Jr. (1953) and John Grey Adcock (1954).   Thanks, Dottie Day Adcock, Class of 1957

 

Funeral services for the Rev. Ray Don Adcock, 68, of Aiken, S.C., formerly of Minden,

will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2007 at First Baptist Church, Aiken, with

the Rev. Dr. Fred Andrea III officiating.  Interment will follow at Bethany Cemetery under

the direction of Shellhouse Funeral Home, Inc. of Aiken.

 

Visitation will be held from 6 until 8 p.m. today, Nov. 13, at the funeral home.

 

The Rev. Adcock was born in Minden to the late George Alman Adcock, Sr. and Mattie

Long Adcock.  He died Saturday, Nov. 10, 2007.

 

He was a member of the Baptist Association, the Lion’s Club and First Baptist Church, Aiken.

In his lifetime, he pastored in many Baptist churches.

 

He is preceded in death by his parents; and a grandchild, Matthew James Adcock.

 

He is survived by his beloved wife, Marilyn Ruth Droddy Adcock; three sons, David Ray Adcock

and wife Pamela of Greenville, S.C., Daniel Keith Adcock and wife Tess of West Columbia,

S.C. and Timothy Cole Adcock of Aiken; and six grandchildren.

 

 

Note...Ray Don Adcock was also survived by George Alman Adcock Jr. (class of 1953) and John Gray Adcock (Class of 1954).

 

Sandra Barnette Lary

        Sandra as a MHS high school student during the 50s

 

 

Minden, LA

Clarence E. Bourn, Sr.

Funeral services for Clarence E. Bourn, Sr. will be held Wednesday, November 25, 2015 at 2 p.m. at Rose-Neath Funeral Home Chapel in Minden, Louisiana with Rev. Josh Beshea officiating. Interment will follow at Lane Memorial Cemetery in Sibley, Louisiana. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. til service time Wednesday.

Clarence was born March 10, 1938 in Oakvale, Mississippi and went home to be with Jesus on November 23, 2015 in Pflugerville, Texas.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Tommie Jean Sikes Bourn of Pflugerville, Texas; sons Eddie Bourn and wife Andrea of Heflin, C.L. Bourn and wife Marla of Greenwood, David Lane Bourn and wife Danielle of Pflugerville, Texas; daughter Debbie Jordan and husband Ronald of Blanchard; sisters Zannia Speights of Columbia, Mississippi and Ginger McEachern of Minden; thirteen grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Family will serve as pallbearers.

 

Rose-Neath Funeral Home

211 Murrell Street

Minden, Louisiana 71055

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

Submitted by Ann Mays Harlan, Class of 58

 

 

SUBMITTED BY LEVERNE LANGHELD KIDD, CLASS OF 57

  Wiley Cameron      April 1, 1939 - July 19, 1971  Buried in Mt. Zion Cemetery by his mother and father. Wiley never married.

Tommy W. Culpepper is interred in Gardens of Memory in section 1, Garden of Prayer on row 13. He was born on the 5th day of February 1939 and departed this life on the 10th day of November 1996. He was married but one known time to Marcelee Culpepper. The bottom of his monument reads "Our beloved son, brother, husband, daddy and papa. May the angels lead you into paradise."

Jerry McCann is interred in Gardens of Memory in section 1, Garden of Fountain of Youth on row 4. He was born on the 19th day of February 1939 and departed this life on the 31st day of July 1985. He married Gloria A. born on the 10th day of February 1942. Her death date his blank.

 

 

OBITS FOR QUITMAN, ARKANSAS

November 13, 2011

 

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  Sandra Cook Steinmann 72 Quitman, AR November 12, 2011 Famiy Funeral Service

on Nov 14 in Obituaries posted by Dwight Olmstead

Sandra Monique Cook Steinmann was born on March 21, 1939 to William and Lucille Allen Cook in Monroe, Louisiana and passed away on November 12, 2011 in Quitman, Arkansas. She was of the Lutheran Faith and a retired caregiver to disabled children. She enjoyed playing bingo, reading and crocheting. Mrs. Steinmann is preceded in death by her parents, her husband of 18 years Harlen Steinmann and a daughter Terri Rich. She is survived by a daughter Vikki Vokes and husband Mike of Quitman, a son Donald Hafemeister of Heber Springs, a brother Donald Cook and wife of Arlington, TX., five grandsons David Rich, Carl Clark, James Welsh, Donald H. Hafemeister, Jr., Michael Hafemeister, four granddaughters Shannon Clark, Jennifier Martines, Trina Melendez, Ashley Hafemeister, a great-granddaughter Autumn Clark, and seven other great-grandchildren other relatives and many friends.
Submitted by Ann Mays Harlan, Class of 1958

http://dwightfamilyfuneral.com/archives/814      has color photo

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

 Sarah Deanne Reeves Frye October 31, 2011 Staff Reports

Funeral services celebrating the home-going of Mrs. Deanne Frye will be held Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2011 at 2 p.m. at Calvary Missionary Baptist Church with Bro. James Crain and Bro. Don McCormick officiating. Visitation will be today (Oct. 31, 2011) at Rose-Neath Funeral Home from 5 until 7 p.m. Burial will be in the Gardens of Memory Cemetery.

Mrs. Frye was born on Feb. 8, 1939 to Sallie Roton Reeves and John D. Reeves and departed this earthly life on Oct. 29, 2011. Preceding her in death were her beloved son, John Douglas Frye; brothers, Riley Joe Reeves and William Baker Reeves; sister, Ruth Reeves Miller; and brother-in-law, J.W. Miller.

She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Thomas Alfred Frye; daughter, Whitney Frye Todd; sons, Thomas David Frye and James Patrick Strickland and wife, Kathi; sister, Peggy Reeves Harris and husband, Thomas; and sister-in-law, Nell Reeves. Also surviving their "Nana" are her grandchildren, Byron Frye, Scott Frye, Jonathan Frye, Christopher Frye and wife, Megan, Hayden Frye, Marshal Frye, John Todd, Austin Todd, Allison Strickland, Jacob Strickland and Rylan Strickland; and great-granddaughter, Addilyn Frye. Numerous other relatives survive her.

Deanne will always be remembered as a loving and devoted wife to Tommy and precious Mother and Nana to her children and grandchildren. She will also be remembered as a lady with strong Christian values and beliefs that she passed on to many others. Deanne devoted her life to caring for all of her family members, church family, and friends, old and young. She was "a woman who gave everything and asked for nothing in return."

Honoring their Nana as pallbearers will be her grandsons. Honorary pallbearers will be the members of the Bethel Sunday School Class.

Special thanks to Dr. Carl Hines, Dr. Adnan Alsaka and the third floor nursing staff of Minden Medical Center for your loving care.

Deanne loved the Twenty Third Psalm and quoted it often in the last days and weeks of her life here on earth.

Memorials may be made to Calvary Baptist Church Building Fund, 1400 Homer Road, Minden, LA 71055 or to the donor's choice.

Submitted by LeVerne Langheld Kidd, Class of 1957

 

 

 

Edna Jan Barnette Greene



Edna Jan Barnette Greene, 73, of Shreveport, LA passed away Sunday, September 22, 2013 after a brief illness. Visitation with the family will be held Thursday, September 26, 2013 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Rose-Neath Funeral Home - Southside. Graveside services will be held 12:00 p.m. Friday, September 27, 2013 at the Northwest Louisiana Veterans Cemetery, Keithville, LA. Officiating will be Brother John Fream, pastor of Cypress Baptist Church and Brother Step Martin.

Jan was born January 13, 1940 to Willie Garland and Edna Russell Barnette. She graduated from Cotton Valley High School, Louisiana Tech University, where she earned a BA degree in Education, Louisiana State University, M.Ed., and Louisiana State University -Shreveport, Master Plus 30 Degree. She was a classroom teacher for many years at Midway Junior High, Woodlawn High, Eden Gardens Junior High and Ridgewood Middle Schools. She retired in 1998 as the Assistant Principal for Instruction at Linwood Middle School.

She was active in the Auditorium Class at Cypress Baptist Church after moving to Benton in 2005. Prior to that she was an active member of the Pastor's Class at Calvary Baptist Church. She loved gardening, completing the Northwest Louisiana Master Gardener's Program, cooking, sewing, relaxing at the lake, and spending time with her family. She was also blessed with an incredible gift of creative decorating.

Jan was preceded in death by her parents, her beloved husband Herbert Vann Greene and sister-in-law, Marla Sue Churchman. She is survived by her daughter, Kelly Greene-Byram and husband, Kelly of Shreveport, LA; son, Hunter Greene and wife, Emily of Baton Rouge, LA; son, Jade Greene and wife, Joni of Lebanon, TN; grandchildren, Cameron, Kendall and Cade Byram, Ashley, Matthew and Lauren Greene and Amanda and David Greene; twin brother, Jon Barnette and wife, Mary Ann of Orange, TX; brothers-in-law, Willie Joe Greene and wife, Collette, Donald Greene and wife, Sue and James Churchman as well as numerous nieces, nephews, extended family members and dear friends.

The family expresses thanks to the staff, nurses and doctors of Willis-Knighton Medical Center, 2nd floor North for their loving care and to so many wonderful friends for their love and support during this time.

Honoring Jan as pallbearers will be her grandsons, Cameron, Matthew, Cade, David and Jon Barnette, Willie Joe Greene and Bill Hoolahan. Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Donald Greene and Billy Grisham.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Cypress Baptist Church, 4701 Palmetto Road, Benton, LA 71006, Calvary Baptist Church, 9333 Linwood Road, Shreveport, LA 71106,
American Cancer Society , 920 Pierremont Road, Shreveport, LA 71106 or charity of donor's choice.






Published in Shreveport Times from September 25 to September 27, 2013   ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------     

Jan and her twin brother, Jon was in our '57 class for a time... They were cousins to another class-mate, Sandra Barnette Lary.... Submitted by LeVerne Langheld Kidd, Class of 57


Jerry L. Grigsby, Sr.

Jerry L. Grigsby, Sr., age 71, of Hamburg, Arkansas, went home to be with the Lord on February 12, 2011, while in a Little Rock hospital.  He was born on March 6, 1939 in Minden, Louisiana to the late Warren and Ada Dickinson Grigsby.  A
resident of Malvern for 40 years, he moved to Hamburg five years ago. He owned numerous businesses in Arkansas, Louisiana, and Texas before his retirement.

He leaves to cherish his memory his wife, Linda Atkins Grigsby of Hamburg, to whom he was married on June 26, 1959 in Minden; two sons, John Grigsby of Austin, Arkansas, and James Grigsby and his wife Terri and daughter Emily Marie Grigsby, also of Austin, Arkansas; by his granddaughter, Allison Rose Grigsby, who is a student at OBU in Arkadelphia; a brother and sister-in-law Charles and Suzanne Grigsby of Arlington, Tennessee; by numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews; and by his “adopted” family, Rod and Carolina Beason and their children, Sophia and Henry, of Kansas City.

Jerry was also preceded in death by his son, Jerry Grigsby, Jr., and a brother who died in infancy.

A visitation for family and friends will be held on Friday evening, February 18th from five until seven o’clock in the fellowship hall of First United Methodist Church in Malvern.

The memorial service will be on Saturday, February 19th at two o’clock in the First Presbyterian Church in Athens, Louisiana. The family will receive friends at the First United Methodist Church in Hamburg, Arkansas on Sunday afternoon, February 20th at two o’clock. 

The family requests no flowers.  Memorials may be made to the youth program at the First United Methodist Church, 202 Main Street, Hamburg, Arkansas  71646, or to the charity of one’s choice. 

Online condolences may be sent via
jafunkfuneralhome.com.

 

 

Barbara Jarrett Jones  Evans DOYLINE LA - Barbara was born May 22, 1939 in Shreveport, Louisiana to Gladys Green Jarrett Clark of Minden and Alva Jarrett of Doyline. She returned to her Heavenly home on October 2, 2013 at age 74.

 

Barbara was raised in Minden with five siblings that included three sisters and two brothers. She attended high school at Minden High but decided that a boy named Bobby Jones was better than a high school diploma! She married Bobby in 1954 at age 15 and a few years later had their first of four children. She also eventually went back and earned her GED. Barbara was a hard worker and started her first job at the Louisiana Army Ammunition Plant. She also worked at Western Electric on the ringer line for many years and then later at Walker Bros. Country Store in Haughton where everyone affectionately called her "granny." She found it hard not working and in her late 60's began a career as a sitter for those who needed a helping hand. Barbara loved cooking for her family and she was good at it! She loved Thanksgiving when she could whip up her delicious hen and dressing and she was also known for her hot water cornbread. She never met a stranger and could talk your ear off! Everyone got hugs and kisses, and everyone was referred to as "baby" whether you liked or not. With the first of her grandchilden came the name, Bopti. We aren't sure exactly how it happened or how the word grandma could possibly sound like Bopti, but somehow it did and that is how she will always be remembered. She prayed with us, kept us in line, spoiled us, and did it all with such a sweet spirit. She was one of a kind and will be deeply missed by all who knew her.

 

 Barbara is preceded in death by her parents; her brothers, Lonnie and Jimmy Jarrett and sisters, Evelyn Lee and Doris Triplet. She is survived by her sister Louise Harrison Coyle; two daughters, Terri Woods Robinson and husband Bill and Vicki Grant Lewis; sons, Robert Allan Jones and David Ray Jones and seven grandchildren, Kristin, Wendy, David, Beth, Kristil, Tanya, and Tammy. Barbara was also a great-grandmother to six, Annabelle, Savanah, Cade, Cody, Brandon and Kelsey and had many extended family members whom she loved dearly.

 

 Services for Barbara will be held on October 6, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. at Hill Crest Memorial Chapel with Bro. George Rogers officiating. Interment will follow in Hill Crest Memorial Park. The family will receive visitors from 1:00 p.m. until service time.

 

Honoring Barbara as pallbearers will be Joey Sutton, Tony Blessing, Richard Knighton, David Jones, Ronnie Garison and Roger Walker.

 

 Our family would like to extend our deepest thanks to those who have cared for our mom and grandmother especially Dr. Balough, the staff on 3 West at WK Bossier, Colonial Oaks staff, all of the caring staff at Cornerstone Hospital, and the nurses with Gamble Hospice Care. She truly loved and appreciated each and every one of you. "My flesh and heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and portion forever." Psalm 73:26 You may share words of comfort with the family by visiting www.hillcrestmemorialfh.com -

 

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

 

James McDade Johnson

December 27, 2012

Memorial services for James M. Johnson will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012 at St. John's Episcopal Church in Minden. A wake will be held at Rose-Neath Funeral Home at 211 Murrell Street in Minden from 5 until 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 28, 2012. The family requests that donations be sent to the Youth Center at St. John's Episcopal Church, (1107 Broadway Street, Minden, LA 71055; 377-1259; http://www.stjohns-minden.org/) in lieu of flowers. Mr. Johnson was born in Shreveport, on Dec. 5, 1939. He died in Minden on Dec. 22, 2012 following a lengthy illness. A practicing attorney for more than 45 years, Mr. Johnson received his B. A. and J. D. degrees from Louisiana State University. During his long career, Mr. Johnson was a civic leader very involved in his church and very active in local and state politics. He was also the Assistant Legal Council in 1972 and the Head Legal Council in 1973 for the National Jaycees. Mr. Johnson is survived by his wife, Glenda Gail Roth Johnson of Minden; his daughter, Kimberly Dawn Johnson of Minden; his daughter, Danielle Roth-Johnson, Ph.D., and son-in-law, John P. Tuman, Ph.D., of North Las Vegas, Nevada; his beloved grandchildren, Celeste Turan Gail Tuman and Alexander James Vladimir Tuman of North Las Vegas, Nevada. He is also survived by his sister, Marianna Johnson of Minden; his sister, Joan Harwood of Monroe; his brother, Johnny Johnson and sister-in-law, Susie Johnson of Minden; his nephew, Eric Johnson of Minden; grand-niece, Hannah Johnson of Shreveport; his niece, Sarah Lindley and her husband, Mike Lindley of Shreveport; his niece, Celeste Funderberg and husband, John of Rayville; his niece, Leslie Toadvin Dear of Florida; his nieces, Melissa and Leslie Johnson of Shreveport; his nephews, Bob and Bill Johnson of Shreveport; his brother-in-law, Walter Adam Roth, III of Baton Rouge; his brother-in-law, Vic Roth and his wife, "Roxie" Roth of Baton Rouge; his brother-in-law, Billy Roth of Baton Rouge; his niece, Wendy Roth Bryan and great-nephew, Colby Bryan of Pride; his nephew, Louie Roth, Jr. of Baton Rouge; his niece, Devin Young and husband, Donnie of Baton Rouge; his nephew, Nino Roth of Baton Rouge. Mr. Johnson's family wishes to extend their special thanks to Leonard Cosby, Mary Lou Colston, Johnny and Susie Johnson, Dr. Cliff Salmon and Dr. Richard Campbell. Honorary pallbearers for the memorial service will be Eric Johnson, Schuyler Marvin, James Pruitt, David De Soto, Billy De Soto and Lee Elkins. http://www.press-herald.com God speed Jimmy Johnson.

Submitted by LeVerne Langheld Kidd, Class of 1957

 

 

Minden Press-Herald, Monday, March 1, 2004

Friday, April 8, 2005

Georgia Gibbs Knight
Mrs. Georgia Gibbs Knight, 68, passed away Friday morning, April 8, after a sudden illness. Services will be under the direction of Rose-Neath Funeral Home with burial to follow at Fellowship Cemetery in Dubberly.
Mrs. Knight loved being with her friends and cooking her cakes, pies and dumplings that she would bake for others. She also loved making angels with the Angel Ministry at Emmanuel Baptist Church, where she was a dedicated member.
She was preceded in death by her father and mother, Martin and Vera Gibbs; and her sister, Betty Vittatoc.
She is survived by her husband, Dennis Cole Knight; daughters, Ann Heard and husband Buddy of Dubberly, Susan Reeves and husband Billy of Minden, Janet Thompson and husband Tommy of Sibley; grandchildren, David Heard and wife Crystal of Dubberly, Steven Heard of Dubberly, Trey Smith of Shreveport, Willie Reeves of Minden, Amanda Greer and husband Justin of Heflin, Crystal Wells and husband Wade of Dubberly; and great-grandchildren, Mason and Chloe; sisters, Barbara Causey and husband Charles of Farmerville, Mary Asteen and husband Dwain of Springhill, Margaret Moore and husband Jack of Lindale, Texas, Linda Daniels and husband Art of Missouri; brother-in-law, Raleigh "Vic" Vittatoe of Bossier City; sister-in-law, Louise Earnest and husband Richard, Brenda Chanler and husband Don; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Pallbearers will be her grandsons and her nephew.
The family would like to thank the step-down nurses and staff for their compassionate care for their mother at Minden Medical Center.
  F. M. Liles   Graveside services for Mr. F. M. Liles will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 2, 2004, at Old Athens Cemetery in Athens.  Mr. Liles, a resident of Minden, passed away Saturday, Feb. 28, at Minden Medical Center, following a courageous battle with cancer. He was born Aug. 16, 1935, in Athens, and resided in Minden many years.  He, along with his wife and son, were the owners of Liles Fiberglass Works.  He was preceded in death by his mother, Edna Hammontree; and father, Alton "Cotton" Liles.  He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Sue Liles of Minden; one son, Jeff Liles of Minden; one daughter, Kelly Faulkner and husband John of Hot Springs, Ark.; one brother, Bobby Liles and wife Nan of Athens; five grandchildren, Joseph and Kasey David of Hot Springs, Jessica Liles, Felicia Sowell and Bill Jones of Minden; special extended family, Debbie Tubbs, Danny and Mary Ann Jones and Jason and Jennifer Veitch, all of Minden; and a host of numerous nieces and nephews, close family members and countless dear friends.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the American Cancer Society. 

 

West Monroe, Louisiana, The News Star, Friday, June 16, 2006   Kenneth Bruce McMichael   Funeral Services for Mr. Kenneth Bruce McMichael, 67, of Eros, LA will be 2 p.m. Saturday, June 17, 2006 in the chapel of Mulhearn Funeral Home in West Monroe, LA with Rev. Dub Massey and Mr. Jerry Grigsby officiating.  Burial to follow at Roselawn Cemetery in Calhoun, LA.   Mr. McMichael passed away on Wednesday, June 14, 2006 at his residence after a lengthy heroic battle with cancer.  He attended Louisiana State University where he was a proud member of the 1958 National Championship Football Team.  He later attended Stephen F. Austin where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in 1961.  He opened Stop-Loss Inc. on August 12, 1977, a business that was just a dream of his ten years before.  Stop-Loss Inc. is still a thriving business today.  He was cared for in his home till the end by his dedicated wife, Mildred and his devoted friend, Floye McEnery.  He will be missed by all that knew him.   He is preceded in death by his brothers, Claude McMichael and Ralph McMichael.   He is survived by his wife of forth-seven years, Mildred Aarons McMichael of Eros, LA; son, Kenneth Bruce McMichael, Jr. of Monroe, LA; daughter, Judy Ann McMichael of Calhoun, LA, grandchildren, Danielle McMichael and Marisa McMichael of Monroe, LA and Briana McMichael of Calhoun, LA; brothers, James McMichael and his wife, Willene and Rodney McMichael and his wife, Carolyn.   Pallbearers will be Rob Schott, Doyle Hodge, Dolan Jackson, Wayne Parker, Mike Venable, Russell Barnes, Ron Grunow, and Rusty Arnold.   Honorary Pallbearers will be John Fox, Charles Venable, W. P. "Bill" Smith, and Jackie Sayles.   Visitation will be from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m., Friday, June 16, 2006, at Mulhearn Funeral Home in West Monroe, LA.   The family would also like to extend a special thanks to the Hospice Nurse, Suzanne.

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Wilburn Allen Murphy       Born Oct. 5, 1939, in Minden, La.                                       Died Nov. 26, 1965                                                  Wife: Annette

 

My name is Ray Carvajal and I am a Special Investigator for Genworth Financial Insurance. I know this is a long shot, but we are trying to locate any next of kin for the Wilburn Murphy posted here on this site. We have an existing policy on Annette C. Murphy, who received the death benefit when Wilburn passed in 1965. We have been informed that Annette C. Murphy has also passed away. We cannot however locate any death records for Annette C. Murphy.   Is there anyone on this site that may be able to assist us in locating either Wilburn's or Annette's relatives?     Thanks in advance   Ray Carvajal Special Investigator Genworth Financial Tel. (305) 829-6013 Cel. (305 968-1537   reinaldo.carvajal@genworth.com

Wilburn Murphy died in Winn Parish, Louisiana; a funeral home in West Monroe, Louisiana handled the service for Wiley.

Annette C____was born in 1939 and died June 18, 1974 in Baton, Rouge, Louisiana ...Who were her survivors? If you know please contact Mr. Carvajal.

 

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Frankie Norman Thompkins interred in the Minden City Cemetery, Section G.  She was born on the 3rd day of November, 1939 and died on the 24th day of May 1975. Next to her grave  is a fifteen year old boy  named Norman Ray Thomkins born 26 November 1960. He died 26 May 1975. On the other side of Frankie is her Aunt Sybil Edwina Norman born 8 September 1919 died 13 December 1983.  Sybil worked for Newspaper Production Company in Shreveport, Louisiana in the accounting office for many years.  Also in the family plot is:  Pearl Toadvin Norman born 17 Jan. 1892 died 04 May 194_  Bertram Allen Norman born 05 May 1886 died 06 Dec. 1949 - La. 1st. Med. Corps. WW1  Frank Toadvin Norman born 21 Nov. 1914 died 20 Nov. 1994 Mildred Bryant Norman born 03 Sep. 1913 .

The boy buried next to Frankie Norman Thompkins is her son, Norman Ray Thomkins. There is a discrepancy in the spelling, but they died as a result of the same automobile accident.   Dottie Adcock

Press-Herald, May 27, 1975

 

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Norma Nash Wood, class of 1957  died 5/17/08  after a lenghtily illness.

Norma was predeceased by her parents Willy & Alma Nash of Minden and one brother,
W. D. Nash.  She is survived by her husband, Walter "Bootsie" Wood of Daingerfield,
Texas. They are the parents of three children and five grandchildren, namely...
Pam who is the mother of a son and a daughter, Gene who is the father of a son and
and a daughter and Ginger who is the mother of a son and a daughter.

Norma was also survived by two sisters, Mrs. Verna Nash Morris, Class of 1955, of
Wetumlka, Ala. and Mrs. Bobbie Brevard, Class of 1957 of Jefferson, Texas. Norma
was also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

There will be a graveside service held at 10:30 Friday morning at the
Clark Cemetery in Daingerfield, Texas.

The Florist in Daingerfield Texas (903-645-2121) gave us the name of the Cemetery.
Norma is at the Daingerfield Funeral Home at 400 Web Street in
Daingerfield, Texas

Information compliments of  Verna Nash Morris, Class of 1955

Minden Herald and Webster Review, Thursday, January 31, 1957

 

 

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Wanted to let you know our Class of '57 has lost another friend and classmember ...

Joe B. Pearson passed away early Sunday morning from complacations due to thyroid cancer...
After retirement Joe work for Marcelee and her son, James Culpepper at their nursery & greenhouse.....
Marcelee said of Joe, "He was the salt of the earth"... Loyal, dependable, and hard working... They're  really going to miss him.

Submitted by LeVerne Langheld Kidd, Class of 1957

Joe B. Pearson
Written by Press-Herald Staff   
Tuesday, 17 March 2009
Funeral services for Mr. Joe B. Pearson, 71, will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 18, 2009 at Rose-Neath Funeral Home Chapel in Minden with the Rev. Ben Jordan officiating.  Interment will follow at Evergreen Cemetery.  

The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 5 until 8 p.m. today, March 17.

Mr. Pearson was born Jan. 29, 1938 in Bryceland. He entered into rest March 15, 2009 in Minden.

He is survived by his wife, Betty Pearson of Minden; two daughters, Mary Jo Turner and husband Steve of Mansfield and Donna Jean Collins of Virginia Beach, Va.; four sisters, Ann Campbell of Provencal, Effie Cox of Minden,, Gloria Willey of Minden and Sybil Gonzales of Huntington, Texas; two brothers, William L. Pearson and Ralph Pearson, both of Minden; and two grandchildren, Carmen Elizabeth Collins and Brandon Scott Turner.

Pallbearers will be Dody Campbell, Joseph Frances Welch, George Glyn Cox, Albert Jack Welch IV, William L. Pearson Jr. and Bill M. Washington.

Submitted by Ann Mays Harlan, Class of 1958

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Norma Dee Wood

 

DAINGERFIELD - Graveside services for Norma Dee Wood, 71, of Daingerfield, will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, May 30, 2008, at Clark Cemetery, with the Rev. H.G. Hargrave officiating. Arrangements are by Nail-Haggard Funeral Home. Mrs. Wood died May 28, 2008, in Mount Pleasant.

 

Born December 16, 1936, in Bastrop, La., she was a member of Assembly of God Church. Survivors include her husband, Walter G. Wood Sr.; son, Walter G. Wood Jr.; daughters, Pamela Cantu and Ginger Burns; and sisters, Verna Morris and Bobbie Brevard. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.


Published in the Longview News-Journal on 5/29/2008.

Today's Longview News-Journal obituaries

Submitted by Bill Scott, Class of 1961

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Thompkins Rites Wednesday

 

Minden – Funeral services are scheduled at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Plain Dealing

Baptist Church for Mrs. Frankie Norman Thompkins and her son Norman Ray

Thompkins, victims of a Saturday automobile accident in Bunkie, La.

 

Mrs. Thompkins, 35, was the wife of Enos Ray Thompkins of Plain Dealing and the

daughter of former Mayor and Mrs. Frank Norman.  She died shortly after the accident

Saturday.

 

The young Thompkins, aged 15, died Monday in the Rapides General Hospital in

Alexandria from injuries sustained in the crash.

 

The double funeral, officiated by Rev. J. D. Wagnon and Rev. Ronald Prince, will be

followed by interment in the Minden Cemetery under the direction of Rose-Neath

Funeral Home.

 

Mrs. Thompkins was a former school teacher, a member of the Plain Dealing Baptist

Church, the Pheta V Society and the Order of Eastern Star, and was active in many

church and social affairs.

 

She is survived by her husband, one daughter, Janet Thompkins, and her parents.

 

Pallbearers for Mrs. Thompkins will be Tommy Lewis, Murell Brown, Don Hemperly,

Jessie Hemperly, Clifford Iman and Jackie Byrd.

 

The young Thompkins was an honor student at the Plain Dealing Academy, a member

of the Plain Dealing Baptist Church and was active in all sports in his hometown.

 

His survivors include his father, sister, his maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Norman

and and paternal grandparents Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Thompkins.

 

Pallbearers for Thompkins include Joel Kirkland, Tommy Arnold, Pat Boggs, Ray Boggs,

John Hemperly and Steve Hemperly.

 

Honorary pallbearers will be the coaches and athletes of Plain Dealing Academy

 

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Kathy Perritt died during the seventies.

Jimmy Smith (James Ernest, Jr. ) July 29, 1939 - Sept. 17, 1985 Minden City Cem. Sec. G in the Smith Plot.James Earnest Smith Sr, 17 Aug. 1954, Jack C. Smith 01 Jul. 1910 - 18 Jan. 1957, Annie COLBERT Smith (Grandma) 30 Jan. 1885 - 02 Jan. 1972, R. Ernest Smith (M.D.) 21 Jul. 1884 - 25 Mar. 1955, James E. Jr. 29 Jul. 1939 - 17 Sep. 1985, Helen Fulbright Smith "Miss" 09 Apr. 1918 - 01 Jul. 1984, Aline DUPUIS Smith (R.N.), 06 Dec 1905 - 11 Jan. 1977.

Glen Thomas is interred in the Gardens of Memory in section 3 in the Garden of Prayer in section three on row 1. He was born on the 27th day of September 1937 and departed this life on the 1st. day of June 1995. He married Sallie Acklen born 22 September 1942. Her death date is blank. The monuments read Beloved husband & father. And Beloved wife & mother.

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Patricia Ryan (Patty) Blair
Funeral services for Patricia Ryan (Patty) Blair were held at 10 a.m., Monday, Jan. 30, 2006, at Hot Springs Funeral Home with Jonathan Boyer officiating. Burial followed at Crestview Memorial Park Cemetery.
Visitation was held from 6:30 until 8:30 p.m., Sunday, January 29, and from 9 a.m. until service time on Monday, January 30.
Mrs. Blair was born Nov. 20, 1937, in Fryeburg to Robert and Myrtle Alexander Ryan. She died at National Park Medical Center on Thursday, January 26. She was retired from the Arkansas Highway Transportation Department in Hot Springs after 22 years of service.
Mrs. Blair attended schools in Minden, spending her time at Hunter’s Park, the old home place in Fryeburg and at her Aunt Lucy’s home in Yellow Pine. Recently, her favorite past time was telephone visits with her aunt Opal Corbin every Sunday.
She is preceded in death by her parents; niece Cindy Stewart Shoumaker; and nephews, David Smith and Dennis Ryan Smith.
She is survived by her husband of almost 17 years, Homer Blair of Hot Springs, Ark.; daughters, Sondra Hardgrave and husband Jason of Loveland, Colo. and Judy Martin and husband David of Vancouver, Wash.; grandchildren, Graham and Lynnsey Martin, Arianna Jones and Emily Hardgrave; brother, Jack Ryan and wife Mary of Hot Springs; sisters, Bobbye Smith of Bossier, Glory Hamil of Oil City, Bennye Stewart and husband Dugan of Doyline; numerous nieces, nephews, aunts uncles, friends and co-workers.
Pallbearers were Charles Blair, Eric Paulus, Frank Barns, Michael Blair, John Caldwell and Scott Stewart.
Honorary pallbearers were employees of the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department of Hot Springs.

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Obituary for Doris June West

February 14, 1939 - January 27, 2015

  Doris June West
Haynesville, LA

Funeral services for Mrs. Doris June West , age 75, will be held at 2:00 pm, Friday, January 30, 2015, at the First Assembly of God Church, Haynesville, LA, with Bro. Rodney Gray officiating. Interment will follow in New Ramah Cemetery, under the direction of Bailey Funeral Home, Haynesville, LA.

Visitation will be held Thursday, January 29, 2015 from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm at the First Assembly of God Church in Haynesville.

Mrs. West was born on February 14, 1939 to Versie Emory and Gladys Ruth Lowery Stillwell, in Waverly, LA and passed away on Tuesday, January 27, 2015 in Homer, LA. She was a homemaker and a member of First Assembly of God Church. She will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother.

She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Roger Coleman West; three sons, Michael Joe West and wife, Kathy of Haynesville, LA, Rodger Dean West, of Haynesville, LA and Dale Andrew West and wife, Christina of Dubberly, LA; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Mrs. West was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, James "Jimmy" Stillwell.

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     Submitted by LeVerne Langheld Kidd, Class of 57 

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William Glenn Thomas   Funeral services for William Glenn Thomas, 57, of Minden, will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 4, 1995, at Rose-Neath's Minden Chapel.  Dr. Randy Hales, pastor of Emmanuel Baptist Church, will officiate, assisted by Bro. Donald Tyson, pastor of Union Springs Baptist Church.  Burial will be in Gardens of Memory. Mr. Thomas died Thursday, June 1, 1995, after a lengthy illness.  He was a longtime resident of Minden, a lab technician with Associated Natural Gas and a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Sallie Thomas; two sons, Timothy Thomas and wife Jennifer and Steve Thomas and wife Renee; one daughter, Druenet Brown and husband Sam, all of Minden; four grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Pallbearers will be Irvin Brown, Terry Milton, Jeff Lee, David Bradley, Nolen Brown, Mike Leppert, Donald Black and Royce Rainey.

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1957
 

Memorial for Molly Ford Dupree VanAssche

Born in Minden, LA. on Dec. 13, 1939
Departed on Oct. 12, 2012 and resided in Linville, , LA.
 
 
Visitation: Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012
Service: Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012
Cemetery: Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery
Kilpatrick Funeral Home
Farmerville, LA.
Molly Ford Dupree Vanassche

Graveside services for Molly Ford Dupree VanAssche of Monroe, LA will be at 3:00 P.M. Sunday, October 14, 2012 at Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery with Bro. Donald Reeves officiating.

Molly was born on December 13, 1939 in Minden, LA and passed away on October 12, 2012 in Monroe, LA after a brief illness. She was preceded in death by her parents: Carl Ford and Deborah Head Ford, brother: Carl Ford Jr., and sister, Jean Joris.

She is survived by her sons: Dale Dupree Sr., and wife Lee of Linville, LA; Kevin Dupree and wife Denise of Sterlington, LA. Grandchildren: Dale Dupree Jr., Samantha Dupree Gooden, Stephanie Dupree, Rebecca Dupree, Caitlin Dupree, Jenni Dupree, and Jacob Dupree. Great-grandchildren: Austin, Piper, Cam and Mattie.

Pallbearers will be Lee Gooden, Mike Gaston, Rawls Dupree Jr., Jesse Butler, Mike Ditta, and Tommy Ditta.

Visitation will be held Saturday, October 13, 2012 from 4:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. at Kilpatrick Funeral Homes in Farmerville.

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

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Judy Walker Rogers:  Born Dec. 4, 1939,  died Sept. 24, 1975.  Cause of death was cancer.  She is buried in a cemetery in Dallas, Texas.  Judy was married to Bob Craton (Class of 1953).

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1957

Robert "Max" Rudd

BOSSIER CITY, LA - Robert "Max" Rudd, 74, died Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at Montclair Park Memory Care in Shreveport, LA from complications of Alzheimer's. Services for Max will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 4, 2013 at First Baptist Bossier's Faith Chapel. Officiating will be Dr. Fred Lowery, pastor of First Baptist Bossier. Interment will follow at Rose-Neath Cemetery, Bossier City, LA. Visitation will be Saturday in Faith Chapel from 9:30 a.m. until service time.

His parents, Otto and Leola Rudd and sister, Marilyn Angelus preceded Max in death.

He leaves behind his wife of 54 years, Barbara Baten Rudd; daughters, Connee Hart and husband Dave, Tracy Weir and husband Jason; grandchildren, Kaleb and Carson Ponder, Reagan, Cole, Aubrey and Sydney Weir; sisters-in-law, Janet Richardson and husband Gene, Judy French and husband Clyde; brothers-in-law, Tom Baten, Jack Baten and numerous nieces and nephews.

A strong Christian man, Max was a faithful member of First Baptist Bossier from 1965 to present. He was a graduate of Minden High School and Louisiana Tech University, where he lettered in football for four years. He received his Masters +30 in Biology Education. Max was a Biology teacher and a coach in the Bossier Parish School System for many years. After retirement from Bossier Parish, he taught and coached at several private schools in the area.

Max loved golfing, gardening, camping, traveling and the outdoors. A husband, father, grandfather, teacher, coach, and friend; Max was the greatest. He will be missed greatly.

Honoring Max as pallbearers will be Jim Perdue, Claude Ervin, Kaleb Ponder, Carson Ponder, John Carmichael and Jimmy Boyd.

The family is grateful to the staff of Montclair Park Memory Care for their love, care and compassion. You became a part of our family and we love you.

Memorials may be made to the
Alzheimer's Association or charity of choice

Submitted by Ann Mays Harlan, Class of 1958

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Nettie Weaver Evans Hicks

Shreveport, LA Nettie Evans Hicks of Shreveport, LA passed away Saturday, February 14 after suffering a sudden devastating stroke. She was born in Plain Dealing, LA, on October 21, 1938.

She was preceded in death by her first husband of forty-four years, Charles Larry Evans, from Ringgold, LA, in 2001.

In 2007, she married Charles Edward Hicks, Sr. of Coushatta, LA. He passed away on July 3, 2014.

Her parents, A.R. and Nora Weaver of Dixie Inn, LA, preceded her in death. She also has numerous siblings who have passed away. They are Alvis Weaver of Oak Grove, LA and Hershell Weaver from Petal, MS; Mary Hall of Stone Mountain, GA; and Lois Anderson of Shreveport, LA. 

She is survived by two loving daughters, Brenda Evans Kennon and husband, Ed, from Shreveport; and Barbara Evans Lebel from Bossier City. She leaves behind three beautiful granddaughters. They are Brittany Lebel Adams, and husband Skip, of New Orleans; Blair Lebel and Fiancee,' Michael Miller of Shreveport, and Kari Kennon of Houston, TX. She also is survived by a close niece, Jan Dorian Bawol and husband Rich of Hanceville, AL. Another close family member is Nora Orr of Bossier City, LA. She has been a lifelong friend and supporter during this most difficult time.

She has one surviving brother, Malcolm Weaver and wife Nelwyn of Shreveport. Their two children, Debbie Weaver Dietrich and husband, Todd, from Haughton; and Michael Weaver of Pittsburg, TX. Other family members are nephew, David Weaver of Bossier City, LA; Bryan Rhodes of Bossier City, LA; nieces, Millie Thompson and husband, Lee of Camp Verde, AZ; and Jean Ratcliff and husband, Cliff, of Abbeville, MS. 

There are also survivors from the Hicks family. They are Linda and Jack Barbo of Coushatta, LA; Dale and Heather Jones, of Stonewall, LA; Chad and Brandie Sharpley of Frierson, LA. And, brother-in-law David Hicks, and wife Edna, of Benton, LA. She will be deeply missed by so many more family members, friends, and acquaintances. She was a special lady who showed tremendous strength and grace during her darkest hours.

Nettie Evans Hicks lived in Minden, LA for many years with her husband and daughters. She worked as Secretary at Lowe Jr. High School for over fifteen years. 

She was always a willing volunteer for many humanitarian causes. After her husband was transferred to Dublin, GA for his work with Southeast Paper, in 1979, she immersed herself in many activities that she truly loved. She was a member and dedicated volunteer for the Garden Club in Dublin, GA. She volunteered on blood drives, worked at various schools, cooked and served meals for the needy. Theses are just a few of her many good deeds. She was a self-taught artist and she could cook, sew, draw, and decorate the most beautiful cakes. She won many awards in flower arranging and cake decorating. She had innumerable abilities and talent.

Nettie was a very humble, honest, and kind woman who found the greatest joy in life's simplest pleasures. She was happiest when she was surrounded by family and friends. She loved animals and nature and was always willing to lend a helping hand to those in need. She was fiercely devoted and loyal to those she loved. Her favorite activity was cooking meals for her family on birthdays, anniversaries, and holidays. She was an impeccable cook and hostess.

She and her husband returned to Shreveport in 1996 after his retirement in Dublin, GA. In the last few years, her health severely declined. She was required to endure hemodialysis for several years. Dr. Randall White, his PA Susan Midyett, and the kind staff at DCI, made this difficult time bearable. Dr. White was there till the end and the family is so thankful and blessed to know him. Words cannot express their immense gratitude and appreciation.

The family would also like to thank Dr. Paul "Corky" Davis for his support and attention to her cardiac needs. Dr. Jack Ferrell was so patient, kind and attentive in his treatment for her broken shoulder. Cheryl Wheeler was there for her and the family as she drew her final breaths. She brought tremendous solace and comfort during these last difficult moments. The family would like to thank Dr. Nicolas Batterton and Dr. Tano for graciously assisting in her final care.

Kandace Stroo and "Always Best Care", were her divine angels during the last few months. The sitters, Charnell Randle, LaQueta Harvey, and Mary Gates, were devoted to her and the family till the very end. Their companionship, friendship, and loyalty will never be forgotten. They brightened and inspired her life and the lives of the family members.

Nettie Hicks funeral and visitation is set for Wed., Feb. 18, at 3:00 at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Minden, LA. The visitation will be from 1:30 to 2:45 before the funeral. Bill Hines of Coushatta will be officiating her final service and celebration of her life. 

Burial will follow at Gardens of Memory Cemetery in Minden, LA.  

Submitted by Linda Holt Moorehead, Class of 1961

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Benny G. White was born 09 July 1935 and died 18 April 1991.

He is interred in section H of the Minden City Cemetery.

The marker on Benny’s grave reads:

WHITE, Benny G.  (The G. stands for Glen.  His famiy called him “Benny Glen.”)

9 Jul 1935 – 18 Apr 1991

“Too well loved to ever be forgotten.”

There is a marker for William Prentice White born 11 Nov. 1904 no death date and Fannie Mae White born 03 March 1915 with no death date.

 

Benny G. White

 

Funeral services for Benny G. White of Minden were held at 2 p.m. Saturday,

April 20, 1991 at the Minden Rose-Neath Chapel with Dr. Randy Hales officiating.

Interment followed in the Minden Cemetery.

 

Mr. White passed away Thursday, April 18 at Schumpert Medical Center following

a sudden illness.  He was 55.

 

Mr. White was a longtime resident of Minden, a veteran of the U.S. Navy, and a

30-year employee of Louisiana Army Ammunition Plant in the Value Engineering

and Guard Department.  He was a member of the Emmanuel Baptist Church in

Minden and a volunteer with the Wildlife and Fisheries Gun and Safety Course.

 

Survivors  include his wife, Helen L. White, Minden; mother, Fannie Mae White,

Minden; one son, Terry White, Haughton; two daughters, Mrs. Christy Spears,

Dubberly, Mrs. Debbie Raborn, Reno, Nevada; three sisters, JoAnn Nelson,

Shreveport, Lenettie Hasty, Shreveport and Mary Lynn Cook, Athens, LA; one

brother, Gerald Ray White, Minden.

 

Pallbearers will be friends and fellow employees.

 

I have two interesting stories about Benny White – I remember him making a boat from “scratch” and he, Benton Irby and I took it out for its “test ride” on Caney Lake – ‘cause we were good swimmers (just in case) J…… - that boat went all over that lake just like any other boat and we were so proud and happy for him! 

The other story was that someone dared him to walk from Bossier to Shreveport in the days when no one walked or jogged that far and he accepted the bet and did it with ease - probably in high top gym shoes………………He was a quiet and gentle Benny…

Jeanette Woodard Moreland Kennon, Class of 1957

Jerry Harkness once wrote that there was a branch that flowed right beside the
house he moved into in 1947. The first day there the 10 year old kid from next
door was standing outside and his first words were "I bet you can't jump that
branch". Jerry did, and it was the beginning of a friendship between Jerry
and Benny White that lasted until he died.

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Minden Press-Herald, Feb. 7, 2002           George M. Winford  Funeral services for Mr. George M. Winford, 62, were held at 4 p.m. Monday, Feb. 4, 2002, at St. James Episcopal Church in Deer Ledge, Montana.  Services will also be held in Fairbanks, Alaska, and Minden at a later date.  Mr. Winford, a resident of Anaconda, Montana, passed away Sunday, Feb. 3, at Community General Hospital in Missoula, Montana, due to complications following surgery.  He was born Oct. 25, 1939 in Minden, the son of L. M. and Portia Featherston Winford.  He served in the U. S. Navy for three years before earning a bachelor of science and a master's degree in journalism from LSU in Baton Rouge.  He worked as a journalist early in his career.  Upon completion of his master's degree, he moved to Fairbanks in 1976 with his family to work as an assistant professor at the University of Alaska and served as department head before retiring in 1989.  While there, he was an award-winning magazine adviser for "Alaska Today" magazine.  After retirement, his interest in computers led him to becoming a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional and a Certified Professional in Desktop Systems.  Many friends and family consulted him through the years for computer help and advice.  In the fall of 1989, he returned to live in Minden, where he met his wife Martha.  They married in 1993 and lived a very happy life together.  In 1998, he and his wife fulfilled a dream of driving across the country.  During that summer, they traveled through the state of Montana and discovered Anaconda.  After returning to Anaconda in 1999 for a summer visit, it became clear that Montana is where they would like to live.  They moved there in June, 2000.  Mr. Winford was involved in Minden Amateur Radio, the board of the United Christian Assistance Program, and the Society of Professional Journalists. He will long be remembered for his sense of humor, for his abilities as a cook and for being a sensitive and loving person.  He struggled for many years with a vascular disease that was both debilitating and painful.  However, he always maintained a wonderful spirit and never lost his sense of humor.  He wa preceded in death by his parents; sister, Mary Winford Meeker and his twin brother, James M. Winford, Sr.  He is survived by his wife, of Anaconda; daughters Laura Winford Morton and Nancy E. Winford of Fairbanks; son, George M. Winford, Jr., of Freeland, Wash.; step-daughters, Ginger Edwards of Baton Rouge and Gina Gilbert of Minden; son-in-law, Cal Morton and daughters-in-law, Cyndie Beale of Fairbanks and Jill Winford of Freeland; grandchildren; Mallory, Kelsey, Dana and Trevor Morton of Fairbanks, John Tobin Winford of Freeland; step-grandchildren, Chelsea, Amber and Nicholas Edwards of Baton Rouge; and Nicole and Taylor Nash of Minden.  In lieu of flowers, make memorials to The National Audubon Society, 700 Broadway, New York, N.Y., 10003 or The Alaska Bird Observatory, P. O. Box 80505, Fairbanks, Alaska  99708.

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James Murphy "Jim" Winford Sr.is interred in the Gardens of Memory in section 2 of the Garden of the Fountain of Youth on row 6. He was born October 25, 1939 and departed this life on the 19th day of Jul 1989 in Minden, Webster Parish, Louisiana.  He was married but one known time to Charlotte Mennie. His father, Loyce M. Winford is also interred row 6. He was born on the 6th day of November 1905 and died on the 12th day of December 1959.His sister, Mary Winford Meeker, is interred on row 8, she was born 3 March 1937 and died 12 July, 1985.I was unable to find the monument for his mother, Mrs. Portia Winford.                                                                                                                                                                               

 Minden Press-Herald Friday, July 21, 1989
Services for James Winford Saturday
Funeral services for well-known Minden businessman James M. "Jim" Winford, Sr. will be conducted Saturday, July 22 at 10 a.m. at the First Baptist Church.
Rev. Floyd Whatley, minister of the Minden Presbyterian Church, will officiate. Private graveside services will follow under the direction of Rose-Neath Funeral Home of Minden.
Mr. Winford died Wednesday, July 19 at his camp on Lake Bistineau. He was 49.
A lifelong resident of Minden, Winford was president of the Winford Company, Inc., Winford Investments, Inc., and the Gentry Development Corp.
He was an active member of the Minden Presbyterian Church and served as a member of the board of trustees of the Evergreen Ministries. He was well-known in the community for his charitable involvement, which included donations of asphalt paving work and other in-kind gifts to churches, schools, civic groups, and service associations such as the Garland Scout Ranch, the Holy Angels School, and the Evergreen Presbyterian Ministries.
It was not uncommon for his company to provide contracting work for elderly women who could not otherwise afford it. He also supported many students in their pursuit of higher education.
Winford's family was an extremely close one. He and his wife were always perceived as the "best of friends."
"Mr. Winford reached out and touched so many lives in many positive ways and his death leaves a void that can never be filled." one citizen noted.
At LSU in 1958, Winford was initiated into the Phi Chapter of Sigma Nu fraternity. He served as its chaplain for three years.
In 1985 he was made a Knight of Malta, the Venerable Sovereign Order of St. John, the world's oldest order of chivalry.
His memberships and affiliations included the Norwela Council and Yatasi District (chairman for three years) of Boy Scouts of America, the Minden Chamber of Commerce (past president), the Louisiana Highway, Heavy, Municipal and Utilities Branch of the Associated Contractors of America (secretary), the Associated Contractors of America, Highway Division (president); the Louisiana Asphalt Pavement Association (president two terms), the National Asphalt Pavement Association (board member three years). He was also a board member of Glenbrook School and a member of the board of the First Security Bank and Trust Company. Those who knew Mr. Winford well realized that he was a man of great honor and goodness.
               
Mr. Winford leaves behind his wife, Charlotte Winford, Minden; his mother, Portia Winford, Minden; two sons, James M. "Jay" Winford, Jr. and Thomas F. Winford, both of Minden; two daughters, Jaime Winford of Minden and Melina W. McClure of Tuscaloosa, Ala.; and one brother, George Winford of Fairbanks, Alaska.
Honorary pallbearers will be William O'Kelley, Jerry Day, Donald Bogan, Edward Kennon, Gary Brown, and Johnny Benton.

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Wanda Jean Wright is interred in the Gardens of Memory in section 1 Garden of prayer on row 9 near her grandparents Robert C. Wright (1877 - 1970) and Anna B. 1878 - 1961) Her marker reads Wadna W. Chreene died 16 Dec. 1999 Music notes. Lee A. "Drew shares a monument with her. His reads; Carpentry drawings. Wanda was married but one time to Drew Chreene on the 14th day of July 1955. The names of their children, Ricky, Debbie, Mike and Ronnie are on the headstone. Wanda died playing the piano for a Christmas musical at church when she had a stroke around 7:00 p.m. She had no warning. She was still alive when she arrived at the hospital , but died a short time later. She had ten grandchildren. She would have four great-grandchildren now.     WANDA WRIGHT CHREENE - Funeral services for Mrs. Wanda Wright Chreene Chreene, 61, were held at 10 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 18, 1999, at Antioch Baptist Church with the Rev. malcom Self and the Rev. J.T. Davis officiating. She died Thursday, Dec. 16 in Shreveport. Mrs. Chreene was born in Waldo, Ark. and resided in Minden. She was a homemaker and a member of Antioch Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her father, John O. Wright, Sr.Survivors include her husband, Lee Andrew Chreene of Minden, three sons, Richard D. Chreene, Michael A. Chreene, and Ronald G. Chreene, all of Minden; all of Minden; one daughter; Debra C. Jenkins of Cotton Valley; one sister, Patricia Smith; one brother, John Wright, Jr.; her mother, Nina Wright, all of Minden; and 10 grandchildren. Pallbearers included Mark Chreene, Jeremy Chreene, Brandon Chreene, David M. Chreene, David L. Chreene and Jason Taylor.

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From left to right: Wiley Cameron, Tommy Culpepper, Jerry McCann, Wilburn Murphy, Frankie Norman, Jimmy Smith, William Glen Thomas, Benny White, Jim Winford, George, Judy Walker, and Wanda Jean Wright.

Submitted by LeVerne langheld Kidd, Ann Mays Harlan, and Ann Mays Harlan

 

Patsy Winkle Nickel


Patsy Winkle Nickel

BOSSIER CITY, LA - Funeral services for Mrs. Pat Nickel, 71, will be held Thursday, May 6, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. at Hill Crest Memorial Funeral Home. Officiating will be her nephew Christopher L. Winkle and Ray Rainey of First Baptist Church, Bossier City, LA.

Her family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday, May 5, 2010 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Pat was born December 20, 1938 to the late William Cowan Winkle, Sr. and Irene Murphy Winkle, in Shreveport, La., moving to Minden, La. at a young age. She passed away at the home of her brother and sister-in-law, Jerry and Barbara Winkle, in Keithville, La. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Charles J. Nickel and step-daughter Beverly Herring.

She is survived by two brothers, Jerry Winkle and wife Barbara of Keithville, La.; Jack Winkle and wife Gail of Houston, Tx; one sister, Jennifer Winkle Shipp and husband Randy of Baton Rouge, La.; step-daughter, Brenda Bracato, numerous nieces and nephews and her much loved, loyal canine companion, Sadie. Her last days were spent with her entire family by her side; it was our privilege and a great blessing.

Pat retired from Lyons Petroleum, Inc. after 20 years as bookkeeper; opened The Soft Touch, teaching fine hand sewing techniques and alterations; later retired from Casual Corner as Asst. Manager. She was an active member of First Baptist Church Bossier and the Grace Sunday School Class. Pat's family thanks her church and wonderful Sunday School class for their constant love and support.

Her hobby was genealogy research and she published her research of her founding families of Bienville Parish, La. and Greene & Knox Counties, Tenn. She was a past member of Caddo Chapter DAR and Shreveport Chapter UDC.

Pat's family would like to thank her many doctors and their staff, especially Dr. Loyd Whitley. They are so grateful to Christus Hospice and Palliative Care who made it possible for Pat to be home in her last days. Many thanks to Chris, Robyn and Debbie.

Memorials may be made in her name to the First Baptist Church, Bossier City, LA Building Fund, 2810 Texas Street, Bossier City, LA 71111.

Pallbearers will be Carroll Traylor, John McConathy, Todd Winkle, Horace Peniston, Marshall Peniston and David Jones.

You may share your memories with the family by visiting
www.hillcrestmemorialfh.com Hill Crest Memorial

Submitted by Linda Holt Moorehead, Class of 1961

 

 

Cassandra Taylor Wigley



COVINGTON, LA - Graveside funeral services for Cassandra Taylor Wigley will begin at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 1, 2011, at the Gardens of Memory in Minden, Louisiana. Officiating will be Rev. Bill Ichter. She was born April 22,    1939 and passed away on Thursday, May 26, 2011.



Mrs. Wigley is survived by her husband, Dan Wigley of Covington, LA; son, Brian Wigley of Starkville, MS; daughter, Mary Landry of Walker, LA; grandchildren, Taylor and Claire Wigley of Baton Rouge, LA; and Chris and John Landry of Walker, LA. Also surviving Cassandra are her brothers William Taylor of Minden, LA and Gary Taylor of Fort Worth, TX. She was preceded in death by her parents, Agnes and Travis Taylor; and brother, Felix Taylor, all of Minden, LA.



Mrs. Wigley earned degrees from the University of Houston and
Louisiana State University. She was a career school teacher.



Submitted by Linda Holt Moorehead



Burial in the Garden of Memory

Taylor Plot near her parents who are in spaces 5 and 6

Row 15, Garden of Faith, Section 1 Lot 89, Space 8