Minden Press-Herald, front page headlines, Monday, Dcember 29, 1997   DA investigator Jimmy Batton dead at age 54 by Karla Horn, Press-Herald Staff Jimmy Batton died Saturday evening in his home following a heart attack.  Batton, 54, was a man who wore many hats.  He was a Webster Parish district fire chief, Webster Parish deputy sheriff, chief investigator for the Bossier-Webster District Attorney's Office and investigator for the Coroner's Office. Funeral arrangements will be made this afternoon at Rose-Neath Funeral Home of Minden. Minden Police Chief T. C. Bloxom knew Batton for 40 years.  Batton volunteered  when he was 15 years old for the fire department as an auxillary man.  "He was one of our key members in the fire department.  I counted and depended on him.  He was an outstanding fire fighter.  He devoted his life to trying to help people.  I will certainly miss him.  You could always depend on him to know what to do.  He was a vital part of the extrication part of the rescue squad.  He was always there. If people needed hay for a hayride they called him, if they needed something welded, they called him.  He spent his whole life trying to help people," Bloxom said. Larry House reflects on the friendship he had with Batton.  "We were best friends since the day we met 10 years ago.  He was there to lend a hand when it was needed.  He did not judge people by their past," said House.  "Jimmy enjoyed life to the fullest.  I don't think I realize he is gone.  I keep waiting for him to call me up." Batton loved to ride motorcycles in the mountains, and he loved his horses and cattle.  His major joy was getting people together and cooking for them. "If I had to say one thing about this man, he touched so many peoples' lives.  He never judged anyone.  It didn't matter what their record was or who they were, he was there to help," said House. Jim Bullers, Bossier-Webster district attorney, said, "There will be a void with Jimmy gone.  He was like a brother to me.  He truly lived to help people.  If we would all follow Jimmy's example it would be a better world to live in.  He was a big guy but I believe it was all heart."   -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -  -




Judy Baggett Green of Gloucester, Va. died Friday, February 11, 2011 at
4:30a.m. after a lengthily illness with cancer.  She was preceded in death
by her Mother, Mrs. Lucille Cooper Baggett, a daughter Kathy Mozal
& a sister Frances Baggett Billiott who graduated with the MHS class of 1951.

She is survived by her daughter Georganna Dunn Beech and two grandchildren; Ryan
Mozal and Kinze Mozal of Glouster, Va. Two brothers;  Tommy Baggett
and wife Peggy of Tarboro, NC; and Roy Baggett and wife, Mary of Blue
Ridge, TX, sister, JoAnn McComic and husband, Richard of Glendale, AZ;
and numerous nieces and nephews.

(Note: Tommy Baggett was a 1950 graduate of MHS)
Roy and JoAnn were 1955 graduates graduates of MHS
Judy would have graduated with the class of 1961 had she not moved away,

Judy will be cremated.  A memorial will be held in Nags Head, North Carolin

Minden Press-Herald, Tuesday, December 30, 1997

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    James Howard "Jimmy" Batton   James Howard "Jimmy" Batton died in Minden Saturday, Dec. 27, 1997.  He was born April 23, 1943, in Minden.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Jack and Alice Batton of Minden. He is survived by one daughter, Candice Nelsen, a doctoral candidate in criminology at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tenn., and her husband, Roy; two sisters, Dot Smith and husband, Harold of Bend, Ore., and Jackie Reeves and husband, Rogers of Minden.  He is also survived by four nieces and nephews, Scott Reeves of Fort Worth, Greg Reeves of Dallas, Alicia Reeves of Buena Vista, Colo., and Rachel Rodriguez of Minden, and numerous cousins including Roger Batton of Minden. Batton was a well-known law officer and cattleman in the area.  He was chief investigator for the Bossier-Webster District Attorney's Office and was a former Webster Parish sheriff's deputy.  He served for 40 years on the Minden Volunteer Fire Department, starting at age 14 with a special waiver of permission signed by his father, and given by Asst. Chief T. C. Bloxom, Jr.  He was also a member of the Minden Rescue Squad, a first responder for  Bayou Ambulance, and a deputy coroner for Webster Parish.  He was a member of the Minden Riding Club and the Cattlemen's Association.  He was an officer in the U.S. Army, serving in Alaska; a graduate of Minden High School and Louisiana Tech University. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church of Minden with burial at the Old Minden Cemetery.  Officiating will be the Rev. Tom Howe, pastor of First United Methodist Church in Minden. Visitation will be at Rose-Neath Funeral Home beginning today. The family requests that memorials be made either to the Minden Volunteer Fire Department, 500 Dennis St., Minden, La. 7l055, or to the Minden Boys & Girls Club, 209 Clerk St., Minden, La. 7l055.   The family expresses its thanks to employees of Bayou Ambulance Co. and the Minden Medical Center Emergency Department.


Larry Dale Boyter


Date of Birth:

Friday, January 21st, 1944

Date of Death:

Sunday, December 28th, 2014

Funeral Home:

Shaffer Funeral Home


1939 Sherwood Way

San Angelo,Texas



Larry Dale Boyter, 70, died Sunday, December 28, 2014. Memorial services will be at a later date. Arrangements are by Shaffer Funeral Home/Sherwood Way.
He is survived by his son, Nicholas Boyter of Christoval; daughters, Tami McGraw of Durham, NC and Sonja Miller of Shreveport, LA; brother, Bobby Boyter of Monroe, LA; sister, Sandra Higgenbotham of Minden, LA.

Submitted by Linda Holt Moorehead, Class of 61


Roger Bright 11-28-1943 - died 2/1986 Earned his PHD in physics before his
death. He lived in Tarrant County, Texas.

Minden Press-Herald, Wednesday, February 28, 1986 Roger Dale Bright Memorial services for Roger Dale Bright of Keller, Texas were held Wednesday, Feb. 12 in Fort Worth, Texas. Brother Anthony J. Pistone, principal of Monsignor Nolan High School, led the special service. Mr. Bright died at his home in Keller on Feb. 9.  He was 42. A former Minden resident, he graduated from Minden High School in 1961.  He had lived in Texas for many years, and held both bachelor and masters degrees.  He had previously taught physics and chemistry at Monsignor Nolan High in Fort Worth, but was working in petroleum engineering at the time of his death. Survivors include his wife, Louise "Louie" Johnson Bright, Keller; two sons, Roger Eric Bright and Russell Keith Bright, both of Keller; one granddaughter, Erica Nicole Bright; two sisters, Rhonda Bright Arledge, Mt. Juliet, Tenn; Rheba Bright Turner, Bastrop; two brothers, Rodney Allen Bright, Minden; Randall Bright, Carmel, Indiana. Memorials may be sent to Nolan High School, 4501 Bridge Street, Ft. Worth, Tex. 76103 for a scholarship fund. William C. Clary   -      23 Aug 1940 - 11 Sep 1959   Minden Press  -  Front page  -  Monday, Sept. 14, 1959


We were in Pat Nations 9th grade class when we lost him in 1957

Buried in the Gardens of Memory
Row 3, Garden of Faith Lot 6

Charles Calvin Brister   Space8
29 May 1943
9 December 1957

       buried near

Jewel O. and Heywood V. Brister Spaces 6 and 7
15 Feb.1917      13-04-1914
8 June 1964       17-09-1961


Gladys Mae Brister  Space 3
3 Sep 1901  died 16 Dec. 1972



Arnold Edward (Ed) Calhoun 


Minden Press-Herald, Thursday, March 19, 2009


Edward Arnold Calhoun


Funeral services for Edward Calhoun will be held Friday, March 20, 2009, at 1 p.m.

at Rose-Neath Funeral Home Chapel in Minden.  Officiating will be the Rev. Frank

DeLoach and Bruce Lee.  Interment will follow at Fellowship Cemetery in Dubberly.

The family will receive friends today, March 19 from 5 until 8 p.m. at Rose-Neath.


Edward was born Dec. 10, 1943, in Minden and entered into rest March 18, 2009

in Shreveport.


His parents Edward and Mary Calhoun and mother-in-law, Floy Johnson, preceded

him in death.


He is survived by his wife, Kay Calhoun; sister, Edwina Whitlow and husband David;

children, Kim Winters and husband Bryan, Michael Calhoun, Todd Fisher and Nita

and Kelli Morgan and husband Bobby; four grandchildren, Matthew, Jessica, Braden

and Brooke; and numerous nieces and nephews.


Pallbearers will be Mike White, Jim Rinaudo, Mike Osborn, Ricky Martin, Tommy

Thompson and Ted Bogus

Ann Mays Harlan, Class of 1958

''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''   Charles Clary Killed Friday in Accident   Charles Clary, former Minden high school student and star football player, was killed in an accident on the highway construction work near Nine Forks early Friday afternoon.   Clary, who was employed as a truck driver by the firm constructing the stretch of the new interstate 20 highway between Minden and Gibsland, was seriously injured when a company truck struck him.   Clary died minutes later as he was being rushed to the Minden Sanitarium in an ambulance.   Clary was injured at 2 p.m. Friday when he was hit by another vehicle traveling on the unfinished section of the interstate highway. Clary had left his own truck and was attempting to cross the road when the other truck struck him.  The driver of the truck was unidentified.   Clary, 19, had recently married Jane Sims after the 1958-59 school session.  Clary was an all-district football player last season.   Funeral services for Clary were held at 2 p.m. Saturday in the First Pentecostal Church of Minden with the Rev. Varnado of Haynesville officiating. Burial was in the Old Town Cemetery of Haynesville under the direction of Green-Kleinegger Funeral Home.   Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Jane Sims Clary of Minden; his mother, Mrs. Lillian Clary of Minden; two brothers, Ray Clary of Houston, Texas, and Richard Clary of Minden; three sisters, Mrs. Odessa Smith, Port Arthur, Texas; and Nelda and Pam Clary of Minden; and his grandmother, Mrs. Ira Sasser of Shreveport.



James W. "Jim" Connell 11/12/1943 - 06/14/1992 Died of leukemia before his 30th class reunion


Johnny Ross David
June 16, 1943 - October 7, 2016
Service Date: October 11, 2016 at 11:00 am
Funeral Home Rose-Neath Minden
Visit: 5-8 p.m. Monday 10-10-2016
Obituaries Johnny Ross David

Johnny Ross David

Graveside services for Johnny Ross David will be held Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at 11 a.m. at Minden Cemetery in Minden, Louisiana under the direction of Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Minden. Rev. Ronnie Whitlock will be officiating. The family will receive friends from 5 until 8 p.m. Monday, October 10, 2016 at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Minden.

Johnny Ross was born June 16, 1943 in Minden, Louisiana and entered into rest October 7, 2016 in Shreveport, Louisiana. He served his country in the United States Marines and was a retired Deputy Sheriff with Webster Parish. Johnny Ross was a 32nd degree Mason and a Shriner.

He was preceded in death by the love of his life, wife Judy Crockett David, parents John David, Jr. and Yvonne Ross David, and grandparents John T. David, Sr. and Irma David.

He is survived by his daughters, Lisa Wright and husband Crowley of Shreveport, Lori Warren and husband Jack of Heflin, Amy Jones of Minden, and Polly White and husband Keith of Atlanta, Georgia, sisters Dinah Maupin and Sally Sullivan and husband Ray of Minden, brother Joe David and wife Missy of Sibley, grandchildren, Matthew, Marshall, and Molly Merritt, Abby Ogwyn, Maggie Braunscheidel, Asa Warren, Eric and Emily Jones, Anna and Jake White, and Justin Hughes, and great-grandchildren Ruia, Etta, Addison, Arlington, Leea, and Bennie Mae, and numerous friends.

Pallbearers will be grandsons and nephews, Matthew Merritt, Marshall Merritt, Asa Warren, Jake White, Eric Jones, Greg Garcia, Eddie Maupin, Coty David, Jake David, and Justin Hughes.

Memorials may be made to Shriner’s Hospital or donor’s choice.

The family extends a special thanks to the staff of Heritage Manor South and ICU staff and doctors at Overton Brooks Veterans Hospital for their kindness and care shown to their loved one.

Rose-Neath Funeral Home

211 Murrell Street

Minden, Louisiana 71055

(318) 377-3412


Obit for Jerry Lee Glaze, MHS 1961, is in today’s Minden Press-Herald.  Obit states he lived in “Benton.”  It is Benton, Arkansas, not Louisiana.

Submitted by Ann Mays Harlan, Class of 1958

Jerry Lee Glaze

Jerry Lee Glaze, 71, died July 29, 2015 at his home in Benton. Jerry was born in Springhill on Oct. 12, 1943, to the late John Earl Glaze and Mildred S. Glaze. Jerry attended High School in Minden and graduated with a degree in forestry from Louisiana Tech University in Ruston. During his sophomore year at Louisiana Tech, he met Gwen Maroney whom he married in 1963. They have shared 52 years of love and devotion.

After graduating from Louisiana Tech in 1966, he became a Forester for International Paper Company until 1983, at which time he started his own consulting business, Glaze Forestry. He continued to consult and manage property until his death on Wednesday. Jerry also enjoyed raising and showing World Champion Missouri Fox Trotters and was co-owner of Pasta Jacks Restaurant in Benton. If Jerry was not working, he was sharing family time with his loved ones. Jerry loved his church family at First Baptist Church where he was a member for over 35 years.

In addition to his father, John Earl Glaze, he is preceded in death by his brother, John Wayne Glaze.

Jerry is survived by his wife, Gwen Glaze; son, Scott Glaze (Courtney); daughter, Debbi Ballard (Steve); mother, Mildred S. Glaze; four grandchildren, Parker and Kennedy Glaze and Anna and Harrison Ballard, all of Benton.

Visitation was from 6 until 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 31, 2015 at First Baptist Church – Selph Hall. Celebration of life was at 10 a.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church with Dr. Rick Grant officiating. Pallbearers were Dave French, Leonard Towell, Brian Smith, Harrison Ballard, Steven McElroy and John Bearden.

Memorials may be made to a ministry of your choice at First Baptist Church.

Services were provided by Roller-Ballard Funeral Home in Benton

Submitted by Ann Mays Harlan, Class of 1958


David Gloer graduated from Louisiana Tech with a bachelor and master's degree and became a helicopter pilot.  He is interred in the Gardens of Memory Cemetery in Minden with family. row 15, section 2, Garden of The Good Shepherd. He was born 23 Sep. 1942 and died 21 Jul 1968. Louisiana 1st. Lt HML 167 Mag - 16 1 MAW VietNam PH . Nearby is a double marker for:
William L. Gloer (25 Apr. 1917 - Blank) and Mary Frances Gloer 6 Jan. 1920 - 17 Oct. 1979)

Minden Press-Herald, Tuesday, July 23, 1968 Lt. Gloer Killed In Vietnam Action  Lt. David Gloer, 25, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Gloer, of Minden, was killed in action in Vietnam, July 21.  A helicopter  pilot, Lt. Gloer's vehicle was shot down  by enemy gunners.  Lt. Gloer was a graduate of Minden High School and of LSU.  He graduated from the Naval Air Officers School. He was a member of the Southside Baptist Church here. He is survived by his mother and father, a brother, George of Dubberly, and a sister Mrs. Danny Milam, Minden. Time of funeral services is pending.  The family requests that instead of floral donations, persons make memorial donations to Southside Baptist Church.

  1LT, United States Marine Corps,

Helicopter Pilot Air Craft Commander, Unit HML-167        Quang Nam, South Vietnam 23 September 1942-----21 July 1968

A fine young man who had many friends.  He made a difference.  He is greatly missed.

Tom Carey, M.D. Ruston


James A. Hall interred in the Gardens of Memory in section 4, Garden of the Good Shepherd on row 3, he was born 12 Nov. 1943 and died 30 Mar. 1993 Capt US Army Vietnam.

John Thomas "Tommy" Luck born 02/01/1943 died 05/21/1977.  He is buried in the Gardens of Memory in the family plot on Row 9 , section 2 Garden of The Lord's Supper. His marker not only gives the dates. It reads CPL U S A Marine Corps Vietnam. Near him is a double marker for: John P. Luck born 22 Jul. 1918 died 22 May 1993 SSgt US Army WWII Martha Moreland Luck Beloved wife & Mother born 22 May 1918

Sondra Salter interred in Gardens of Memory, section 1, Garden of the Lord's Supper, row 14. She died in a hunting accident.  In the Salter family plot. the markers read Cleatus Salter born  Sep. 1912 - 21 Jun. 1997 and Edyth Crawford Salter 23 Mar. 1919 - 10 Feb. 1986  Sondra Salter Denman born 2 Oct. 1943 died 21 Dec. 1974. Chester Salter born 23 Oct. 1943 died 23 May 1974 PFC US ARMY.



Carroll O. "Buck" Horn




Buck was predeceased by his wife, Donna Lou Valliere Horn.

Buck came to Dallas in 1967 to join the training program at First National Bank after graduating from Centenary College in Shreveport. In 1975 he joined Commerce Bank to serve as Area Chairman. In 1983 he joined Preston State Bank and was promoted to President in 1985. Buck held many leadership roles at Preston State Bank, Mbank, Bank One and JPMorgan Chase. Buck's greatest strengths were relationship building and the ability to serve others. His current position was Senior Vice President, Client Advisor in the Private Banking Group of JPMorgan Chase.

An active member of the Dallas Community, Buck served on the Board of Directors for the Muscular Sclerosis of North Texas, including roles as Chairman of the Finance Committee and Vice Chairman of the Board; the American Heart Association Board; Preston Center Association, including roles as Board Member and Chairman; Baylor Health Care System Foundation and Park Cities Rotary Club, where he was Chairman of the Membership Committee. Buck served as President of Royal Oaks Country Club. In addition, Buck served on the Board of the Baylor Healthcare Foundation. Buck was a member of the Salesmanship Club of Dallas, serving as a member of the Salesmanship Club Foundation Board, Camp Board and loyal volunteer at the Bryon Nelson Championship 16th Hole. Currently Buck served on the Board of the Center for BrainHealth. Each of these roles showed his commitment to leadership and making a difference in the community he loved.

Buck's life provided an amazing testimony to his faith and the power of prayer, as he was a survivorof cancer, many health challenges, including brain surgery and complex health issues. His consistent, positive attitude in overcoming obstacles provided encouragement to others who faced illness. Buck's pragmatic approach, his incredible perspective on life and the love he showed to his family and friends, serve as a reminder of the truly important things in life.

Buck exemplified the very finest qualities in a man and he served as a role model, not only for his family, but to all who knew him.



Steve Nehring (Class of 1961

SHREVEPORT, LA - A celebration of life will be held Friday, Jan. 22, 2010 at 11:00 am at Savoies 2441 E. 70th St. Officiating will be the Rev. Jonathon Beck.

Steve was born Aug. 10, 1942 to Victoria Nehring Fischer and Lt. Col. Allen R. Nehring in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He died after a brief illness. He was preceded in death by his father Allen R. Nehring, mother Victoria Fischer, and sister Mary Kennon.

Steve is survived by his wife of 23 years, Sally. 4 children Stephanie Kelly and husband Robert, Tammie Pilgreen and husband Rod, Jason Nehring and wife Jennifer, John Evans and wife Denise. 10 grandchildren, Brynn, Trace, Jason Jr., Abbie, Dalton, Maggie, John Matthew, Vincent, Joey, and Jake. Step-father C.T. Fischer, brothers Greg and wife Karen, and Donald Fischer. Several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

All who knew Steve know he experienced many adventures with his family and close friends. He lived his life to the fullest and touched the lives of all who knew him. The family would like to express their sincere appreciation to the staff of ICU and Life Care at WK Pierremont. Drs. Sally Ball, Paul Schuler, Raymond Coghlan, and Corkey Davis.

In lieu of flowers the family ask that donations be made to First United Methodist Church of Shreveport or donor of your choice. Aulds Funeral Home

(318) 797-8124
Submitted by T. D. Carey, Class of 1965

Also submitted by Linda Holt Moorehead Class of 1961
Says Linda...This was the brother of the late Mary Virginia Nethring Kennon.




Narvel “Noddy” Parker.


Written by Press-Herald Staff, Tuesday, 13 March 2007

Mr. Narvel “Nody” Eddy Parker Sr., age 63, of Farmersville, Texas passed away March 10, 2007 in Hamilton, Texas. He was born December 30, 1943, in Minden, to Ernest Earl and Florence (Cooper) Parker.

On June 28, 1978, he married Delilah Owens in Delhi, Louisiana. Narvel earned his Bachelor’s Degree from East Texas Baptist University and a Master’s Degree from Louisiana Tech with degrees in Education. He received his Superintendent Certificate from Stephen F. Austin University. He was a teacher, coach and administrator since 1966 in Louisiana and Texas. Nody coached high school, college and semi-pro baseball and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Princeton. He was the Director of Auxiliary Services for the Princeton Independent School District. Nody enjoyed golfing, was an avid baseball player, a fan of the game and a Yankees fan.

He is survived by his wife, Delilah Parker of Farmersville, Texas; children, Jann Parker of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Deana Parker-Dzurik of University Park, Texas, Ernie Parker of Edmond, Oklahoma, N. Eddy Parker, Jr. of Farmersville, Texas; grandchildren, Michael and Andrew Dzurik both of University Park, Texas; brothers, John R. Parker of Malvern, Arkansas, Gaylen Parker of Arcadia, Louisiana; sisters, Ernestine DeMarco of Blue Bell, Pennsylvania, Billie McDonald of Texarkana, Texas and a host of other family members and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ernest and Florence Parker and a sister, Martha Jean Cantrell.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Thursday, March 15, 2007, at First Baptist Church in Princeton with Rev. Carl Rider officiating. Interment will be a 6:30 p.m., Thursday at Bayou Macon Cemetery in Pioneer. The family will receive friends beginning at 5 p.m., Wednesday at the Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home.


Submitted by Patricia Palmer


  It's not listed in his obituary, but he was also in charge of the Summer Recreation Program for the City of Minden for a couple of years (I believe he was the last person to have that job on a part-time basis, and for a few years was the Sports Editor at the Press-Herald.

Submitted by John Agan





Glen Moore
Age 73, died Sunday, September 18 at Boutwell's Landing, in Oak Park Heights, MN.

He leaves his wife of 49 years, Oree (Hoefeld) Robinson, his two sons, Mark and Luke and four grandchildren.

Glen moved from his childhood home of Louisiana to Minnesota in 1971 after receiving his PhD in physical chemistry from Tulane University. He retired from 3M after 32 years of distinguished service as a research scientist with multiple patents and having been published in Scientific American. Glen also taught as an adjunct professor at Bethel College and Seminary. After retiring from 3M, he went on to teach at Sheldon Jackson College in Sitka, Alaska where he chaired the math and science departments. Glen was a resident of Grant, MN for over 40 years where he served on the planning commission. As an Eagle Scout, Glen was active in the Boy Scouts as troop committee member in Mahtomedi. Glen had a passion for Jesus and for teaching adult Sunday school at First Presbyterian Church, Stillwater, MN where he also sang in the choir.

A celebration of Glen's life will be Thursday, September 22, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. with a gathering of family and friends beginning at 10:00 A.M. at FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 6201 Osgood Avenue North, Stillwater. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Northern Star Council Eagle Scout Scholarship.

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



Mary Evelyn Sanders Maness


The Arkansas Leader

Oct. 11, 2007


Mary Maness

Mary Evelyn Maness, 64, of Jacksonville died Oct. 6. She was born August 24, 1943 in Minden, La., to the late Donald and Edith Miller Sanders.

She was preceded in death by brother, James “Sonny” Sanders. She is survived by children, Don Maness of Jacksonville and Teri Riley of Sherwood, Oregon and one granddaughter, Brenna Riley.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11 in the chapel of Moore’s Jacksonville Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.


Submitted by Bill Scott, Class of 1961


According to the 1961 Grig Mary Evelyn was in the FHA, FTA and Girls
Chorus in 1960 and 1961.

Dear Friends,

It is very with a heavy heart that I have more sad news to share with you.  I've just received word that one of our classmates, Mary Evelyn Sanders Maness, passed away in October 2007.  She was a cancer survivor and was doing well at the 40th reunion but the cancer returned and went to her lungs and kidneys.  Mary Evelyn's neighbor growing up just learned of this and called Linda Lowe Wilson and told her about it. 

Mary Evelyn has a daughter and son and he just moved into her home in Arkansas.  I have contact with her brother's
widow and will see if I can get more info from her.  Her brother, as you may remember, was James Sanders, MHS Class of 1956.  I would like to get a copy of her obituary.  I will share anything I do receive.

I wish she had let us know of her condition.  I sent her Christmas and Mother's Day e-mails these past holidays not knowing she wasn't getting them.  This is very sad.

Submitted by: Linda Holt Moorehead



Jimmy Smith


Linda Kay Talton -  interred in the Gardens of Memory, Garden of Fountain of Youth, Section 1, Row 10. She was born 5 May 1943 died 6 July 1991;  beloved mother of Teresa Kay, Donna, Renee, William Cole, Zack, loving and faithful wife of William H. "Bill" Zachry, Jr. 2 poems The marker for William H. Zachry shows his date of birth as 10 June 1943.


Norman Talton  born 07/28/1943 died 04/1972



Minden Press-Herald, front page, Monday, April 17, 1972

Three persons were killed in a head-on auto collision on Interstate 20, about a mile east of Minden Sunday at about 9:45 p.m.Victims of the crash were identified by parish sheriff’s officials and Louisiana State Police as Alvin W.Talton, 50, of 302 South Fairview in Minden, Norman A. Talton, 28, of the U.S. Army, and son of Alvin Talton; and the lone occupant of the other auto, Samuel Lee Smart, Jr., 29, of Route 3, Simsboro.

State Trooper Billy Wiggins of Troop G, investigator of the accident, said the Talton vehicle, apparently driven by Alvin Talton, was traveling west in the east bound lane of I-20, when it collided head-on with the Smart vehicle. Wiggins said that parish coroner, Dr. T. A. Richardson, reported both Taltons dead at the scene of the crash. Smart was pronounced dead on arrival at the Minden Hospital.

The Webster Parish Sheriff’s Department Rescue Unit was called to the scene to remove the body of Alvin Talton from the wreckage, as both autos were totally destroyed by the collision. Wiggins said that investigation into the accident is continuing.

Funeral services for both Alvin Talton and Norman Talton are pending at Green-Kleinegger Funeral Home in Minden.

Minden Press-Herald, Wednesday, April 19, 1972

Norman A. Talton Service is today

Funeral services for Norman Alvin Talton, were to be held at 2:00 p.m. today in the Green-Kleinegger Funeral Home Chapel.

Talton was killed, along with his father, in an automobile accident on Interstate 20 just east of Minden on Sunday night. Services for his father, Alvin Ted Talton, were held here on Tuesday.

Burial for Norman Alvin Talton will be in the Sibley Cemetery (Lane Memorial Cemetery) with full military graveside services.

Survivors include his mother, Mrs. Lucille Hunter of Sibley; one brother, Jerry Winford Talton of Sibley; one daughter, Stacey Talton of California; one son, Norman Alvin

Talton, Jr. of California.


Garden of Memories LANE CEMETERY


Lot 25 Space1, Row 7 LA PFC US ARMY

Gardens of The Good Shepherd 28 July 1943

14 Apr. 1922 16 Apr. 1972

16 Apr 1972

Submitted by Ann Mays Harlan, Class of 1958


Gary White interred in the Gardens of Memory, section 1, Garden of Fountain of Youth, row 8. He was born 8 Oct. 1943 and died 8 Dec. 1985.

Minden Press-Herald, Tuesday, Dec. 10, 1985  State trooper's rites Wednesday Funeral services for Louisiana State Police Lt. Gary S. White will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11 in the First Baptist Church of Minden.  Rev. Ronnie Laughlin and Rev. Claude Spearman will officiate.  Burial will follow in the Gardens of Memory. Lt. White, a lifelong resident of Minden, died Sunday, Dec. 8 after he was stricken with an apparent heart attack at the Troop G headquarters in Bossier City.  He had been on a hunting trip and stopped by the headquarters office enroute home at about 7:30 a.m. The 42-year-old father of four was a member of the First Baptist Church in Minden.  He was affiliated with the Louisiana State Troopers Association and the Louisiana Peace Officers Association. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Ruth P. White, Minden; his parents, Mr. & Mrs. Grady S. White, Minden; three sons, Gary Kent White, Spencer Wade White, and Jay Edward White, all of Minden; a daughter, Wendy Allison White, Minden; one sister, Mrs. Linda Lindsey, Houston, Tex.; a brother, Steve White, DeSoto, Tex.; and numerous nieces and nephews. Pallbearers will be members of the Louisiana State Police Honor Guard.  Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church or the Louisiana State Troopers Association.




Class of 1961
Submitted by Barbara Mendenhall McLemore



Thomas Neal "Tommy" Windsor

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RUSTON, LA - Funeral service for Mr. Thomas Neal "Tommy" Windsor, age 68, of Ruston will be held at 2:00 PM Friday, May 6, 2011, at Temple Baptist Church in Ruston. Officiating the service will be Dr. Rick Byargeon and Reverend Dale Oden. Interment will follow at Pines Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston.

Tommy was born January 30, 1943, in Sarepta, LA to Reverend Thomas and Minnie Love Windsor. He passed away May 3 in a boating accident on Toledo Bend near Zwolle, LA.

Tommy received his education from Minden High School where he played on a winning football team; he also attended Louisiana College. Tommy was a faithful member of Temple Baptist Church, a deacon, and a sanctuary choir member. He also assisted with the cooking duties at Temple.

Although Tommy worked for Chevron Oil Company for several years, most of his career he was employed by St. Gobain Glass Plant as a plant engineer for thirty-four years.

On a personal note, Tommy was a generous, helping, and kind man. He enjoyed music, hunting, fishing, and yardwork. Whatever Tommy put his hands to do, he did it with his might. Many friends enjoyed fish fries and fellowships.

His family was special to Tommy. He passed his love for sports on to his son and grandsons. Granddaddy was proud of his grandsons, Dylan and Dawson.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Winnie Mae Jennings; and his brother, Joseph E. Windsor. Left to cherish his memories is his wife of forty-eight years, Ann Woodard Windsor; a daughter, Pamela Annette Windsor of Lafayette; a son, Jerry Thomas Windsor of Ruston; and his grandsons, Dylan Thomas and Dawson Tyler along with a host of friends.

Pallbearers will be Bill Belding, Donald Colvin, Don Gay, Doyle Holstead, Bernie Johnson, Johnny Mitchell, Truman Potts, and Colin Ringle. Honorary pallbearers will be members of Virgil Orr's Sunday School Class and his colleagues at St. Gobain Glass Plant.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 PM Thursday, May 5, 2011 at Temple Baptist Church.

Planned memorials may be made to Temple Baptist Church.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at


Submitted by Billy Hathorn, Ann Mays Harlan and Linda Hold Moorehead