Judith L Adams
August 29, 1942 - January 12, 2016
Service Date: January 16, 2016 at 11:30 am
Funeral Home Rose-Neath Minden
10 a.m. Saturday 01/16/16


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Judith Letitia Rabb

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Judy Rabb Adams was 73 years old when she passed away on January 12, 2016. She was a resident of Leslie Lakes Assisted Living Center in Arcadia, LA. She was born in Lake Providence, LA in 1942.

During her years at Minden High School, Judy was an active and popular student, In a newspaper article from that time entitled “Hall of Fame”, her many honors were listed. Among these were Homecoming Princess, Co-editor of Tide Talk, Representative and Treasurer of Student Council, Class Secretary, President of Future Homemakers of America, and Who’s Who in Home Economics and Business Education. She served as Class Officer from 57-60, FHA from 58-60, and Parish Officer. At the LSU Leadership Conference, she was a feature editor on the “Leadership Voice.”

She was a reporter for the Dramatics Club and was Marching Captain of the Pep Squad. At the First Baptist Church, she sang in the Teen Tone choir and participated in Life Service Union and Morning Watch Services. She was also in the Beauty Review. Judy was admired for her artistic talent as well. In the article, she is quoted as having, “a friendly, unselfish disposition” who possessed “all the qualities of leadership. Tall and stately, Judy is admired by many friends.”

Her bright and promising future was disrupted by the onset of schizophrenia when she was 29. The following decades consisted of the family’s ensuring she received proper care and treatment. While there were many difficult years, by the end of her life, her condition was quite stabilized and she was able to talk easily and enjoy herself with others. The attendants at the assisted living center knew her as “Miss Judy.” While providing her with consistently quality care, they knew her well enough to trade affectionate banter with her, creating a warm and friendly atmosphere.

She had a mischievous sense of humor and smile, often entertaining family with her colorful conversation and sly jokes, delivered with a twinkle in her eye. To our delight, she also began sketching again in her last year of life.

Her greatest joy in life was being a mother and grandmother. She married Billy Don Adams when she was 18 in 1960. With him she had her daughter Kimberly Adams Silva, 53, who lives in Pawtucket, RI along with her husband Manny. Her son from that marriage, Kevin Tyler Adams, 53 resides in Destrehan, along with his wife, Keiko. Damian Paul Salinas, 28, Judy’s grandson and Kimberly’s son, resides in Savannah, GA.

Judy’s parents were Mr. and Mrs. Jesse and Dorothy Rabb who preceded her in death.

She has a surviving sister, Rose Hardy residing in Minden along with her husband , Gay. Her brother, John Kenneth Rabb resides in Naperville, Illinois with his wife Lois.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the NAMI, National Alliance for Mental Health.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, January 16, 2016 at 11:30 a.m. at Rose-Neath Funeral Home Chapel in Minden, Louisiana with Rev. Bill Crider officiating. Interment will follow at Minden Cemetery in Minden. The family will receive friends Saturday, January 16, 2016 at 10 a.m. before service.

Pallbearers will be Thomas Terral, Danny Terral, and Patrick Williams



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Submitted by Ann Mays Harlan, Class of 1958

 

Marion Blagg

Marion Blagg was born Sept. 21, 1942 in Minden and passed away in his hometown on May 30, 2016.

Blagg was a 1960 graduate of Minden High School.

Blagg was preceded in death by his father Chelcy Blagg, mother Murtle White Blagg and sister Marilyn Simpson.

He is survived by sons Terry and Jackie Blagg, granddaughters Mikayla and Cassidy Blagg, grandsons Cody and Matthew Blagg, nieces Lisa Bingham and Linda Simpson and great-grandchildren Shephard and Emerald Alexander.

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. June 11, 2016 at 2433 Dogwood Trail in Minden. Please inform the family if planning to attend to service by calling 318-377-3904

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

 

  William "Bill" Bridges

Geraldine Brown - There is a grave in the Garden of Memories for Geraldine Brown in section 1, Garden of the Lord's Supper, row 16 which reads: Geraldine Brown born 8 Apr 1942 - 15 Oct 2001 The Lord Is My Shepherd. Her parents are buried nearby with a double monument which reads: Clyde Brown (22 May 1916 - 23 Sep 1994 PAPA) Rita Brown (28 Jan. 1923 - Blank )

Geraldine Brown Hoggard - Minden Press herald, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2001  Graveside services for Mrs. Geraldine Brown Hoggard, 59, were to be held at 10 a.m. today, Oct. 16, 2001, at Gardens of Memory Cemetery.  The Rev. Roy Dale Strother will officiate under the direction of Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Minden.  Mrs. Hoggard, a native and resident of Minden, passed away Monday, Oct. 15, in Minden.  She was a homemaker.  She was preceded in death by her father, Clyde Brown, in September of 1994.  She is survived by her mother Rita McPherson Brown of Minden; son, Kevin Brooks of Shreveport; daughter Robin Sistrunk of Minden; brother, Ronnie Brown and wife, Connie of Minden; aunt, Alice McPherson Adams of Minden; niece, Renee Ponder and husband Jim Ponder, Jr., great-niece, Caroline Ponder and granddaughter, Stephanie Sistrunk.  Pallbearers were to be Lloyd Brown, Sammie Brown, Teddie Brown, Smithy Brown, Gary Brown, Dennis Brown, Bobby Joe Hunter and Mark Moore.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the St. Jude's Research Hospital.

Gardens of Memories: Section 16, row 2, Garden of the Lord's Supper there is a double marker for Clyde Brown born 22 May 1916 died 23 Sep 1994 and Rita born 28 Jan. 1923. They were married Wed. 8 Oct. 1940. Also interred here is Geraldine Brown 8 Apr. 1942-15 Oct. 2001; nearby is Carl "Pat" Brown born 25 Nov. 1913 died 29 Jan. 1991 and Evelyn F. born 13 Aug. 1924 died 29 Jul. 1995. Married 6 Feb. 1944. Pat Brown was Cpl. U S Army WWII. There is a double marker for Newt Brown born 22 Aug. 1927 died 25 Dec. 1982 and Erlene born 21 Sep. 1931 died 25 Dec. 1982.

  Linda Simmons Christensen   Charles Clary

Charles Connell - Charles was living in Alaska at the times of his death. He was a dentist in the Air force; was killed in a motorcycle accident when he hit a moose.  Date of death:  May 24, 1995

Mary Beth Drew is interred in the Minden City Cemetery in Section G. She was first married to Bob Whit and second to Harold Weaver. her monument reads: Elizabeth Taylor Drew Weaver born December 27, 1942 - died January 14, 1996. Also in the family plot are her parents; Richard Harmon Drew (Judge) born 05 Feb. 1917 died 18 Dec. 1995. Margaret Taylor Elam  Drew born 1616 Dec. 1919 died 27 Nov. 1977.  Also in the family plot is: Annie Lucille Grigsby Drew born 25 Mar. 1890 died 10 Aug. 10 Aug. 1974 and Judge Harmon Caldwell Drew born 16 Feb. 1889 died 01 Sep. 1950.

Warren Gagnard

Sandra Gunzler

 

 

Carolyn McGinty Hale, Class of 1960

WEBSTER, LA - Funeral services for Carolyn Hale will be held Sunday January 24, 2010 at 2:00 P.M. at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Minden. Officiating will be Bro. Milton Geltz of Sibley Methodist Church. Interment will follow at Social Springs Cemetery in Hall Summit. Family will receive friends from 5:00 till 7:00 P.M. Saturday January 23, 2010 at Rose-Neath.

Carolyn was born December 14, 1942 in Ringgold and entered into rest January 21, 2010 at Willis Knighton Pierremont in Shreveport. Carolyn graduated from Minden High School. She worked at the Louisiana Ordinance Plant, then City of Minden where she retired. Carolyn was Minden's second Mardi Gras Queen, an outstanding person in Minden and Sibley area and involved in many activities, Minden Garden Club and Women's Department Club. She loved people and was so thoughtful of others, she will truly be missed by all of her many friends.

Her parents Don and Gladys McGinty preceded her in death.

She is survived by her special friend Charles Posey of Sibley, cousins Tommie Bolen of Bossier City, Don Norrid of Houma, Allen McBride of Jonesville, Elston McGinty of California, and several other cousins.

WEBSTER, LA - Funeral services for Carolyn Hale will be held Sunday January 24, 2010 at 2:00 P.M. at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Minden. Officiating will be Bro. Milton Geltz of Sibley Methodist Church. Interment will follow at Social Springs Cemetery in Hall Summit. Family will receive friends from 5:00 till 7:00 P.M. Saturday January 23, 2010 at Rose-Neath.

Carolyn was born December 14, 1942 in Ringgold and entered into rest January 21, 2010 at Willis Knighton Pierremont in Shreveport. Carolyn graduated from Minden High School. She worked at the Louisiana Ordinance Plant, then City of Minden where she retired. Carolyn was Minden's second Mardi Gras Queen, an outstanding person in Minden and Sibley area and involved in many activities, Minden Garden Club and Women's Department Club. She loved people and was so thoughtful of others, she will truly be missed by all of her many friends.

Her parents Don and Gladys McGinty preceded her in death.

She is survived by her special friend Charles Posey of Sibley, cousins Tommie Bolen of Bossier City, Don Norrid of Houma, Allen McBride of Jonesville, Elston McGinty of California, and several other cousins.

Memorials may be made to Shriner's Hospital of Shreveport or Sibley Methodist Church. Rose-Neath Funeral Home

Minden, LA 318-377-3412

Carolyn McGinty Hale died yesterday. Her visitation/wake will be Saturday, January 23, from 5 P.M. to 8 P.M. at Rose Neath Funeral Home...Her service will be on Sunday, January 24, at 2 P.M. at Rose Neath...
Pall Bearers will be:
     Larry Milford
     Sherburne Sentell
     Julius Cassels
     Harold Weaver
     Johnny Johnson
     Rodney McMichael
     Donald Hinton
     Dennis Higginbotham
     Joe Hinton
     Fred Berry
     R.O. Machen


Submitted by Ann Mays Harlan, Class of 1958

 


Patricia Ann Hale, Class of 1960

Mrs. Patricia Ann Walker

September 16, 2011 Staff Reports


Patricia Ann Walker, 68, passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2011 in Arlington, Texas.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at Catholic Church of St. Mary the Virgin, 1408 North Davis Drive, Arlington with Father Gerard Mary Anyanwu officiating. Interment will follow at noon at Emerald Hills Memorial Park, Kennedale.

The family will receive friends on Sunday from 4 until 6 p.m. with a rosary beginning at 5 p.m. at Wade Family Funeral Home, 4140 W. Pioneer Parkway, Arlington.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Divine Face Organization, PO Box 171343, Arlington, TX 76003.

Patricia was born on Oct. 27, 1942 in Minden to Wesley Hale and Louise Cummings Hale. She was a 16-year resident of Houston prior to moving to Arlington in 1989.

She was a dedicated choir member since high school; a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution; chairman of the Divine Face Organization; and a professed Third Order Carmelite with the St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross Lay Carmelite Community of Fort Worth.

Patricia was devoted to seeking the face of God in prayer, finding Christ in community,  and serving our brothers and sisters in need. She was a beloved daughter, sister, wife,   and mother.

Survivors include her husband, Myron Walker; daughters, Lisa Callahan and husband, Christopher, Amy Vitacca and husband, John and Jennifer Bourgeois and husband, Joshua; brother, Robert Hale and wife, Henri; grandchildren, Travis Roach, Michael and Matthew Vitacca, Emma Grace, Ethan and Elizabeth Bourgeois; and niece, Anne   Wesley Hale.

Submitted by Ann Mays Harlan


Dianne Louise HORTON Wallace



Monday’s Press-Herald had the obit with photo of a former member of the


Class of 1960.  She was Dianne Horton.


At the time of her death, July 9, she was Dianne Wallace.  I only find her in Grigs through 1957 when she was a freshman.  I remember her from our school days.  Don’t know if she graduated from MHS or not.  I am going to include her with my personal file of Class of 1960  death notices.



Ann Mays Harlan, Class of 1958







Funeral services for Dianne Louise Wallace will be held Tuesday July 12, 2011 at 10 a.m. at Rose-Neath Funeral Home Chapel in Minden. Officiating will be the Rev. Rick Mays. Interment will follow at Gardens of Memory in Minden. The family will receive friends from 5 until 7 p.m. today (Monday July 11, 2011) at Rose-Neath.



Mrs. Wallace, a native of Minden and a resident of Arkadelphia, Arkansas, passed away Saturday, July 9, 2011, in Little Rock, Arkansas. She was a homemaker and attended Trinity Temple Assembly of God in Arkadelphia.



She is survived by her son, William Joe Wallace, Jr. and wife, Debbie of Dubberly; daughters, Sandra McCalman of Camden, Arkansas and Patricia Steward and husband, Bobby of New Boston, Texas; brother, Bobby Horton and wife, Barbara of Bossier City; seven grandchildren, Tamra Wichelns and husband, Corey of Bossier City, Tyler Wallace of Dubberly, Jodie Dean of Magnolia, Arkansas, Dusty Dean and wife, Charla of Lewisville, Arkansas, Amy Cortez and husband, Eric of New Boston, Texas, Cassie Steward of New Boston, Texas and Bobby Steward of New Boston, Texas; and eight great-grandchildren.


David Hruska

Minden Press-Herald, Monday, February 16, 1998   David Ross Hruska David Ross Hruska, 56, of Vestavia, Ala., died Saturday, Feb. 14, 1998 at home of kidney cancer. Memorial service will be held at St. Peter's Catholic Church, 2061 Patton Chapel Road at 11 a.m. Tuesday.  The family will receive friends at Ridout's-Brown Service Chapel at 1802 Oxmoor Road in Homewood from 6-8 p.m. today.  The body will be cremated. He worked for AT&T, South Central Bell and BellSouth for 29 years until his retirement in 1994.  He served as both district manager and operations manager with the system. He received both his bachelor's degree and master's in business administration from Louisiana Polytechnic Institute in Ruston, where he played varsity baseball and basketball.  He served as president of both the junior and senior classes at Louisiana Tech.  In 1997, Mr. Hruska was selected by the Jefferson/Shelby Unit of the American Cancer Society to receive the Life Inspiration Award for his efforts to inspire others by his actions, despite his battle against kidney cancer. A lifelong athlete, he was a member of the Birmingham Track Club and was well-known in running events.  He ran in marathons and other events in the northern and southeastern U.S.  He also played in basketball and softball leagues in New Jersey and Alabama all of his adult life.  He assisted in coaching Little League sports. Mr. Hruska served on Board of Directors of the Older Adult Transportation Program at the Vestavia Civic Center and was active in many volunteer senior citizens programs at the center.  He served as a regular driver for senior citizens at the center to their various appointments and activities around Birmingham.  He was also a volunteer with Children's Beginning Experience and the United Way.  He was a member of St. Peter's Catholic Church where he was active as a lector and volunteer for many years. Born Nov. 20, 1941, in Texas City, Texas, he was the son of Ruth Chupik Hruska Fort and John Frank Hruska, Jr. of Minden.  He is survived by his wife, Leslie L. Wells, M.D.; one son, Mark David Hruska; and two daughters, Gretchen Hruska Bazeley of High Point, N. C., and Heather Michelle Hruska of Vestavia; two grandchildren, Samantha and Alexander Bazeley of High Point; a stepfather, George Fort of Vestavia; and one brother, John Frank Hruska, III also of Vestavia. His brother Richard Samuel Hruska died in 1987. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be sent to the American Cancer Society at 504 Brookwood Boulevard, Homewood, Ala. 35209 or the Older Adult Transportation Program at 1973 Merryvale Road, Vestavia, Ala. 35216

 

1960  DIANA LAY  

Diana L. Carter

MAY 05, 2014

Diana L. Carter, 71, of Brighton, Mich. joined her Savior in Heaven on May 1, after a courageous battle with breast cancer. She was born Sept. 29, 1942, in Webster Parish to James Lay and Mary Tuggle Lay.

She was a 1960 graduate of Minden High School. Diana married the love of her life, Ezra, August 18, 1961, and they spent 52 wonderful years together. They moved to Michigan in 1968. She was a member of the Cornerstone Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Brighton, Mich. She loved studying the Bible, cooking, reading, decorating and gardening. She never met a stranger and always had a kind word.

Submitted by Carolyn Sale McDaniel, Class of 1954

 

Mrs. Diane Lee Doss dies - Minden Press Herald, February 3, 1982, pg. 14
Funeral services for Mrs. Mildred Diane Doss were conducted today at 1 p.m.
in the Rose-Neath Funeral Home Chapel in Minden.
Dr. Ronald Prince and Bro. Wayne Watson officiated. Interment followed in the
Gardens of Memory.
Mrs. Doss was 40, died Monday night at her Minden residence.
She was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church.
She is survived by her husband Harold Wayne"Bubba" Doss, Minden; a son,
Styles Lee Bailiff, Minden: her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Lee. Minden; her
paternal grandmother, Mae Braley, Springhill; one sister, Denise Thibodeaux,
Houston, Texas; two brothers, David Lee, Bossier City; Danny Lee, Minden:
one niece and one nephew.    
Interred in section 1, Garden of the Good Shepherd, row 14 id Diana Lee Doss born 1 Mar. 1942 - died 1 Feb. 1982. Her only son by first husband Jimmy Bailiff is interred beside her. The marker reads: Stiles Lee Bailiff born 31 Jul 1966 born 4 Dec. 1966 died 4 Dec. 1999. When Jimmy died he was interred in the Minden City Cemetery. James L. Bailiff was born 3 Sep. 1937 died 23 Apr. 1996. He is interred in Section I, J  or K of the Minden City Cemetery.                                           

Obit submitted by Ann Harlan

Funeral services for Mr. Billy Mac Liner, 60, will be held at 1 p.m. today,
May 9, 2002, at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Minden with the Rev. Ronnie Whitlock officiating. Burial will follow at Fellowship Cemetery in Dubberly.  Mr. Liner, a native and resident of Minden, passed away Tuesday, May 7, in Many.  He was a retired master sergeant with the U.S. Army. He is survived by his wife, Martha Liner of Minden; son, John Liner of Flagstaff, Ariz.; daughter, Kimberly Liner of Sedona, Ariz.; step-sons, Darrell Merritt of Fort Benning, Ga., and John Merritt of Rockwell, Texas; step-daughters, Monica Harris of Dubberly, and Margaret Hulion of Heflin; nine grandchildren and numerous nieces. Pallbearers will be Bobby Koehler, Johnny Harris, Wesley Miller, Luke Miller, Trea Miller, and Billy Joe Wilkins.

Raymond McCann

Glenda Murphy

Mary Virginia Nehring Kennon died May 30, 2002 Diabetes
Mary Virginia was a resident of Doyline, passed away Thursday, May 30, at Dubuis Hospital in Shreveport. She loved living in the country enjoying her garden, flowers, birds and animals as well as managing her apartments. Mrs. Kennon was well known for her vivacious, energetic personality. Her absence has created a void, but her vitality has left a ray of sunshine that will never fade. She was preceded in death by her father,Allen R. Nehring and grandparents, Julius C. Nehring of Wisconsin and Dr. and Mrs. S.C.Cade of Many. She is survived by her two sons, Rodney Kennon and wife Jymme of Bossier City, John Kennon of  Minden; daughter, Kelly Gillis and husband Don of Haughton; grandchildren, Brad, Steven and Jennifer Kennon, Jodi and Tyler Gillis, and Natalie Butler; parents, Vicky Cade Fischer and Clarence Fischer of Bossier City; brothers, Steve Nehring and wife, Sally, and Donald Fischer of Shreveport, and Greg Fischer and wife Karen of Atlanta, Ga.Memorials may be made to Bossier Kids, Inc., 2125 Airline Drive, Bossier City,La.,71111,a foster care program supporting needy children. She was also a former Miss Minden.
She first married Rodney McMichael and second married Ed Kennon.

Annie Pevy Gartman was killed on March 15, 1996, when the ambulance she was driving went out of control during a heavy rain storm on a rural  highway near Farmerville, La

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    A memorial service was held on May 22, 1996, in the Governor's Mansion in Baton Rouge.   Annie served the North Louisiana area for 8 years as an EMT.  She was a lifelong resident of Minden.  She was survived by her mother, Dorothy Pevy, and her 2 children, Robert and Donna DeLoach.   Minden Cemetery, Section G-3:                  Annie Pevy     2 Oct  1942 - 15 Mar 1996                             "She made us proud."

   Go to:  www.nemsms.org/honorees/garta97.htm  to read the entire obit on Annie Pevy....



  Patsy Marie Kleinegger Drake

Written by Press-Herald Staff  - Wednesday, 04 April 2007

Wednesday, 04 April 2007

Funeral services for Mrs. Patsy Marie Kleinegger Drake, of Minden, will be held at 2p.m., Friday, April 6 2007, at Rose-Neath Chapel with Carolyn Michael officiating. Graveside services will follow at Gardens of Memory Cemetery in Minden.

Visitation will be held from 5 until 8 p.m. , Thursday, April 5, at the funeral home.

Mrs. Drake lost her battle with lung cancer on April 2, at Grace home in Shreveport.

 Mrs. Drake was born on September 17, 1942, in Shreveport, and was a lifelong resident of Minden. She was a mover and a shaker and a hard worker her entire life and never slowed down for anyone or anything.

She tried many different careers in life and excelled at them all. In her early years, she co-owned "The Style Shop" dress shop with her mother in downtown Minden for several years. She was a fashion buyer for "The Fashion" in Shreveport for many years and dearly loved her annual trip to New York to obtain the latest fashion styles and trends. She was a self-taught gourmet cook and many people enjoyed her delicious meals starting with Patsy's Kitchen, which she owned and operated with her husband Bo for nine years. Over the years, she tried selling cars, hostessing and even a stint as a DJ at the LeBossier Sheraton in Bossier City. In 1987, she decided she wanted to try cosmetology school and become one of the best stylist Minden had to offer. She thoroughly enjoyed making people beautiful and feel good about themselves. Patsy was the consummate hostess and loved to cook for and entertain family and friends. Her childhood stories relating to growing up at the Green-Kleinegger Funeral Home could entertain you for hours. She loved antiques. This was apparent to anyone who came to her house and saw her collections of beautiful things. She loved decorating and had a real flair for it.  She was an avid gardener and spent many enjoyable hours tending the flowers in her yard. 

She was  a dear friend to many people --from bank presidents to janitors. It made no difference to Patsy!  As one lady Patsy touched stated, "I've never had anyone look me straight in my eyes at the grocery store and genuinely visit with me."

She was passionate about everything she did and gave every endeavor 110 percent. As another friend said, "Patsy is a living legend in Minden!" She will be sorely missed by countless family and friends. 

She is preceded in death by her father, Edward James Kleinegger, James Kleinegger, and her mother, Augusta Geraldine "Pat" Patterson Kleinegger.

She is survived by her husband of 45 years, Charles "Bo" Drake of Minden; two sons, George Edward Drake and wife Gretchen and David Wayne Drake, all of Minden; one daughter, Charla Renee Drake Campbell and husband Levi of Texarkana; four beloved grandchildren, James Austin Drake, Ashlee Nannette Drake, Maxwell Rollins Campbell and Beau Robert Campbell; one sister Eddie Jane Haenisch and husband Fred of Gladstone, Mo.; and numerous nieces nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Greg Fox, Harold Weaver, David Mouser, Sherbourne Sentell, Fred Berry and Bobby Warren.

Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. John Hill, Ben Hunter and James Pruitt.

 Memorials may be made to grace Home of the St. Jude Foundation.

 

Annie Doris (Colvin) Palmer



Shreveport, LA-Annie Doris (Colvin) Palmer passed away May 18, 2016 after an extended illness.

Doris was born August 8, 1942 in Minden, LA to the late Mrs. Annie Mims Colvin and the late Mr. Emmett Fouche Colvin.

She recently celebrated 55 years of marriage to her husband William (Bill) Lynwood Palmer, Jr. of Gibsland. They have lived in Shreveport for over 50 years.

After spending her time raising three children, Doris decided to go back to school and become a nurse. She started her career in labor and delivery at LSU Medical School and later transitioned to caring for the elderly at Pierremont Manor Nursing Home. Her extended career at Pierremont covered 15 years.

Doris was known for her quick wit, knowledge of any subject along with an amazing talent for cooking, sewing and creating something beautiful out of anything lying around the house. She was well-read and well-versed in a variety of subjects which always made her an interesting conversationalist. She especially enjoyed an exciting football or baseball game throughout her life.

Doris contributed her amazing sewing talents to the local theater and dance community. She created beautiful costumes for Ballet Lyrique (now Shreveport Metropolitan Ballet) and many community theater productions along with serving on the board of the Shreveport Little Theater.

She is survived by her husband, one son, Jeb Palmer of Edinburgh, Scotland; two daughters, Julianna McKitrick, her husband Scott McKitrick of Houston; Jonna Palmer, her husband Robbie Silver of Charleston, SC; three grandchildren, Brian, Jonna and Kevin McKitrick; two sisters, Dr. Meda Colvin and her son Emanuel Karr; Rebecca Colvin Addison, her husband Gary Addison and their sons Jason and Brian Addison; one brother-in-law Bruce Beatty and her two rambunctious dogs Angel and Abby.

Doris was preceded in death by her parents and younger sister Emmy Ruth Colvin Beatty.

The family would like to thank the amazing staffs at Heritage Manor Stratmore, Guest Care at SpringLake, Highland Hospital and Aime Hospice Care.

A celebration of Doris will be held on Saturday, May 21 at Aulds Funeral Home, 7849 E Kings Hwy. in Shreveport. The family will be accepting visitors from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made in her name to your .
Published in Shreveport Times on May 20, 2016



Submitted by Ann Mays Harlan, Class of 1958

 

George Lynn Reeves  born 8 March 1942 - died 2 April 2001, interred Gardens of Memory, Garden of Faith, Section 2, Row 4.

Minden Press-Herald, Wednesday, April 4, 2001   George Lynn Reeves A memorial service for Mr. George Lynn Reeves will be held at 1 p.m., Friday, April 6, 2001, at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Minden with Adrian DeLukie officiating.  Burial will follow at Gardens of Memory Cemetery. Visitation will be held at 9 a.m., Friday, April 6, at the funeral home. Mr. Reeves was born March 8, 1942 in Simsboro.  He graduated from Harding University at Searcy, Ark., in 1964 with a bachelor's degree and from Abilene Christian College in 1965 with a master's degree in accounting.  He worked as a CPA for Merriman and Company in Lubbock, Texas for three years.  He taught accounting and tax courses at Cisco Junior College in Cisco, Texas for four years, Louisiana Tech for three years and at Abilene Christian University for 18 years. He was voted Teacher-of-the-Year numerous times.  He established his own CPA practice in 1968. He retired as a major from the Army Reserves 490th Civil Affairs Unit after 22 years of service. He is survived by his mother Sybil Cook Reeves of Minden; son, Gregor Reeves and wife Kendra of Pampa, Texas; daughter, Meagan Cook and husband Rodney of Duncanville, Texas; Sharon R. Landaiche and husband Carroll of Minden; four grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

 

 

Pat W. Smith

 



Funeral services for Pat W. Smith will be held Friday, January 1, 2016 at 10 am at Rose-Neath Funeral Home Chapel in Minden, Louisiana with Rev. Keith Adams and Rev. Barry Carter officiating. Interment will follow at Gardens of Memory in Minden, Louisiana. The family will receive friends from 9 am Friday til service time.
Pat was born January 25, 1942 in Minden, Louisiana and entered into rest December 29, 2015 in Minden, Louisiana.
She is survived by her husband Jerry Smith of Minden, son Greg Smith and wife Nina of Minden, brother John Wright of Coushatta, and grandson Jason Smith and wife Ginny of Crestview. Florida.
Pallbearers will be Rick Chreene, Ronnie Chreene, Mike Chreene, Tim Cain, Larry Pearson, and Jimmy Jenkins.
Honorary pallbearers will be Brandon Chreene, Mark Chreene, Jeremy Chreene, David Chreene, Casey Alexander and Rodney Peterson.

Rose-Neath Funeral Home
211 Murrell Street
Minden, Louisiana 71055
(318) 377-3412 Fax (318) 377-0227
Pat was pre-deceased by her sister  Wanda Jean Wright who is interred in the Gardens of Memory next to her husband Drew Chreene.  They were the daughters of Nina and John O. Wright and grand grandchildren of Anna B. and Robert C. Wright who are also interred in the Gardens of Memory.

 

 

Iris Marie Smith
Written by Press-Herald Staff   
Thursday, 11 September 2008
Funeral services will be held for Iris Marie Smith, 66 at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 12, 2008, at Calvary Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. James Crain and the Rev. Don McCormick officiating.  Interment will follow at Gardens of Memory Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 5 until 8 p.m. Thursday, September 11, at Rose-Neath Funeral Home.

Mrs. Smith was born Dec. 2, 1941,  in Ringgold, to Calvin T. and Dorothy Pierce Reeves. She entered into rest Sept. 7, 2008, in Minden.

She was a member of the Calvary Missionary Baptist Church. Next to her undying love for her family and church was singing. She had a beautiful voice and used it to honor and magnify her Lord.

She is preceded in death by her parents; and  son, Dewayne Smith.

She is survived by husband of 43 years, Jimmy H. Smith, Sr. of Minden; son, Jimmy H. Smith, Jr. and wife Christina of Minden; sisters, Genetta Botzong and husband Frank of Ada-Taylor and Dorothy Calhoun of Haughton; grandchildren, Ashton, Madison, and Cameron Smith; special aunt, Nell Ryan of Blanchard; a special mother-in-law, 96-year
old Ruby Smith of Hernando, Fla,; special sister-in-law, Joann Taylor of Hernando;
brothers-in-law, Charles Smith and wife Judy of Winter Garden, Fla and Johnny Smith
and wife Barbara of Mt. Dora, Fla.; and a host of nephew, nieces, and cousins.

Pallbearers will be Claude Reeves, Freddie Frye, Lavelle Woods, Charles Woods, Bill Dunn, and Morris Busby.
Honorary Pallbearers will be Dorcas Sunday school Class.   

Thanks to all her precious church family who prayed, visited, called, sent cards, brought food, and the tapes of the church services.

Memorials may be made to the Calvary Baptist Church Building Fund, 1400 Homer
Road, Minden Louisiana 71055.

Submitted by Ann Mays Harlanm Class of 1958

 Calvin Ritter

Patrick Roberts

Glenn E. Scruggs
Written by Press-Herald Staff   
Thursday, 15 November 2007
Graveside services for Mr. Glenn E. Scruggs, 66, of Arcadia, will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 16, 2007at Chance Cemetery in Toro. Interment will follow under the direction of Rose-Neath Funeral Home.

Visitation will be held from 5 until 7 p.m. today, November 15.

Mr. Scruggs was born in Monroe and died Nov. 13, 2007 in Minden.

He is preceded in death by his father, Ed Scruggs; and his mother, Beth Scruggs.

He is survived by four sons, Lance Scruggs and wife Karla of Van Buren, Ark.,

Bryan Scruggs of Shreveport and Chad Scruggs and Ray Harris, both of Atlanta, Ga.; one daughter, Angela Scruggs; one sister, Becky Willcox of Athens; one brother, Dennis Higginbotham of Minden; two grandchildren, Taylor and Kaylea; and two step-grandchildren, Matt and Amanda.

Submitted by Ann Mays Harlan

Wayne Sherill

Wayne Watson interred in the Gardens of Memory, section 2, row 4, his marker reads:
Bro. Wayne Watson, Patsy N. Watson born 9 Jan. 1944  (Death date Blank) Beloved wife & Mother
13 Jan 1943 - 12 Nov 1997
Years in ministry: 4/4/ 1971 - 11/12/ 1997                                                                                                                                                                                     

 Children: Toni and Tina; Poem: Daddy Wayne* Abean U S Navy* U S Navy - Vietnam *Seperate military marker

Class of 1960 - Wallace (Wally) Major - info received from his brother. "Wally lived in Irmo, S.C., a surburb of Columbia, S.C. He is buried in Columbia. It is a beautiful old cemetery that has a section that is filled with men killed during the civil war. Guess they weren't aware that Wally was a yankee."

    Submitted by Tom White, Ann Mays Harlan, Carolyn McGinty Hale, Linda Moorehead  and Billy Hathorn

 

RAYMOND TAYLOR BORN 1941 DIED OCTOBER 15, 2000

He was predeceased by his Mother, Mrs. Flora Bell Taylor born 7 Sept. 1913 died 20 June 1990

His Dad,  Onnie Lee Taylor  was born 30 Apr. 1913 died 6 Mar. 1996 is on the row at the foot of Clifford's grave. His brother, Willard D. Taylor, is at the foot of Mrs. Flora B. Taylor's grave.  He was  buried  in the spot that was reserved for Mrs. Taylor.

His older brother Clifford "Spot" Taylor born 22 April born 22 April 1937 died 27 July 1968 Spot was one of Minden Crimson Tide's best football players in 1954 is buried beside Flora B. Taylor.  

and his eldest brother LeRoy Taylor who was born 10 AUGUST 1935 - DIED 27 NOVEMBER 2006 ARK RAZORBACK  AND  is also interred in the Gardens of Memories in another section of the cemetery next to this son, Clifford.

 Leroy Taylor 10 Aug 1935 – 27 Nov 2006 (AR “razorback”) LeRoy was one of the Crimson Tide's star football players in 1953. 

He had one brother who survived him, Cleve Taylor who was born around 1938.  Cleve ran track  in 1955/56.   He was  was one of the fastest runners Minden had.

Raymond's grave is front and center.  You can see his name on the
marker.  Clifford and Floy Bell are at the top
center of the photo on the row above Raymond.  Clifford has red flowers on
his marker.  Flora Bell has the large yellow
bouquet just to the right of Clifford.

Submitted by Ann Mays Harlan, Class of 1958