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Full Name: Tommy Addison
Address: Minden, Louisiana (LA)
Born: 10/27/1944
Died: 09/03/2012
Visitation: 09/05/2012
Service: 09/05/2012

Tommy A. Addison was born on October 27, 1944 in Mansfield, Louisiana and died on September 3, 2012 at his home in Minden, Louisiana after a long courageous battle with cancer.

He was pre-deceased by his parents, father Adrian Addison and mother Imogene Addison Youngblood, stepfather Zeke Youngblood, sister Patsy Ruth Brewster and husband Buster Brewster.

He is survived by his significant other, Brenda McMichael, sons Jody Addison and wife Michelle, and Chad Addison and wife Rhonda; his three grandsons Austin, Aaron and Caleb Addison. Brenda's daughter Toni Palermo and husband Darren and their children Katelin, Allie, Jason and Brenda's son Randy McMichael. Siblings Jackie Ashley, Johnny Addison and wife Sandy, Jane Cassels and husband Julius, Jean Allison and husband Johnny. He is also survived by one Aunt, Lena Hogue and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins, and many, many good friends.

Tommy served in the Air Force for four years, stationed at Aviano Air Base, Italy during the 1960's. He was in the printing machine business for much of his career. In retirement, he spent his time restoring antique tractors, participating in tractor shows and pulls with his many dear tractor friends. He was a founding member of the East Texas Antique Tractor and Engine Club.

As Tommy requested, his body was cremated. Visitation will be held at Rose Neath Funeral Home Chapel in Minden, Louisiana on Wednesday, September 5 from 5 to 6:30 with an informal memorial service immediately following.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations in his name to the East Texas Antique Tractor and Engine Association, PO Box 1066, Henderson, TX 75653. Additional donations can also be made to Agape Hospice of Minden, St. Jude Children's Hospital, or charity of choice.

Rose-Neath Funeral Home

211 Murrell Street

Minden, Louisiana 71055

Submitted by Ann Mays Harlan, Class of 1958


Theron Drury "Drew" Allen, Jr.

BENTON, LA- Memorial services for Theron Drury "Drew" Allen, Jr. will be held at 1:00 p.m. Sunday, March 30, 2008 at the Koran American Legion Post #388.

Mr. Allen was born February 12, 1944 in Minden, LA to Virginia and Theron Allen, Sr. He passed away on Sunday March 23, 2008 at the V.A. Medical Center following a lengthy illness.

He graduated from Minden High School in 1962. Mr. Allen served in the U.S. Army as 1st. Lt. with the 84th. Engineer Battalion in Vietnam where he was the recipient of the Purple Heart Award.

Mr. Allen was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting and fishing. He owned Lake Services Construction on Lake Bistineau.

He was preceded in death by his father Theron D. Allen, Sr.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife of thirty-five years, Margaret Thibodaux Allen; his son, Robert Brian Allen and wife, Stephanie; mother, Virginia Strong Allen and three grandchildren, Robert B. Allen, Jr., Lillian Brooke Allen and Sophia Lake Allen.

The family would like to express their sincere appreciation to the Doctors and Nurses at the V.A. Medical Center and to family and very special friends for their prayers and support during his illness. Hill Crest Memorial Funeral


Memorial services for Richard E. Anderson, 61, of Longview, will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 2, 2006, at Welch Funeral Home, 4619 Judson Road. Mr. Anderson died Saturday, April 29, 2006, in Longview. Mr. Anderson was born June 2, 1944, in Little Rock, Arkansas. He was born to Earl and Margaret Gray Anderson and a very special loving step-mother, Emma Anderson. He had been a resident of Longview for seven years, coming from Shreveport, La., and was of the Baptist faith. Mr. Anderson was president of the Louisiana Nursing Home Association, and had ties to many local nursing homes. He was also originator of the Senior Olympics. Mr. Anderson is survived by his wife, Pamela of Longview; son and daughter-in-law, Greg and Yan Anderson of Los Angeles, Calif.; daughter and son-in-law, Kelly and Dr. Perry Little of Houston; step-daughter, Shawna Giddings of Chicago, Ill.; step-son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Janine Giddings of Texarkana, Texas; and brother, Raymond Anderson. An online registry may be signed at, by clicking on the obituaries link.                      


                            Minden Press herald, December 17, 1971

                                           MYRNA AARONS REID

An early morning automobile accident in Alabama on Saturday, resulted in the death of Mrs. Myrna Aarons Reid, former resident of Minden, and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Aarons of Minden. Mr. and Mrs. Reid and their two children were on a trip to Minden for the holidays when the accident occurred. According to reports, the accident occurred about 7:00 a.m. Saturday about 8 miles west of Pel City, Alabama. Mrs. Reid and her husband were taken to a local hospital where Mrs. Reid died. Her husband Richard is listed in critical condition. The two children were unhurt in the accident according to reports. Richard Reid is the son of Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Reid of Minden. Funeral services for Mrs. Reid are pending and incomplete at Green-Kleinegger Funeral Home in Minden.

                                                                  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 30, 1971                                                       MRS. MYRNA REID SERVICES HELD TODAY

Funeral services for an auto mishap victim and former resident, Mrs. Myrna Aarons Reid, will be conducted Thursday, December 30, at 11 a.m. in the Green-Kleinegger Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. T. W. Leachman and the Rev. Roy Chapman will officiate.Mrs. Reid was fatally injured early on Christmas morning in an automobile accident near Pel City, Alabama. She and her family were going  from their home in Jonesboro, Georgia, to Minden for the holidays. Mrs. Reid was 28.Her husband, Richard D. Reid is listed in critical condition in an Alabama hospital. The couple's two children were unhurt in the mishap.Survivors include her husband, Richard D. Reid of Jonesboro, Georgia; two daughters, Alicia Reid and Audra Reid, both of Jonesboro, Ga.; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Aarons of Minden; six sisters Mrs. J. W. (Irma Jean) Beck,  and Mrs. Robert (Patsy) Scarlett, both of Minden, Mrs. James (Jodie) Hyatt ofGermany, Mrs. Kenneth (Mildred) McMichael of Dallas, Mrs. Roy Glenn (Hildred) Baggett of San Antonio, Texas, and Mrs. Del (Audrey) Skillman of Eureka, California; and two brothers, Jonathan (Gracie) Aarons of Dallas and Reginald Aarons, who is serving with  the United States Navy.Pallbearers for the services will be Ronnie Schuler, Harry McInnis Jr., Richard Anderson, Jerry Benite, Mike Powell, and Fred Elzen.

                                                     DECEASED CLASS OF 1962 CONTINUED

Roger Batton is interred in the Gardens of Memory Cemetery in the Garden of the Good Shepherd in section 2, row 15 in the family plot. The markers read Roger Evans Batton born 13 Feb. 1943 died 28 Nov. 2001 married Wed. May 17, 1974 to Frances Gayle( 24 Feb. 1946 -      ) Also buried in the family plot are Maxine E. Batton (1916 - 1982) and John D. Batton (1911 - 1961) Nolie K. Batton (Nov. 7, 1881 - Jan. 11, 1971)

Minden Press-Herald, Friday, November 30, 2001 Roger Evans Batton Funeral services for Mr. Roger Evans Batton, 58, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, 2001, at Rose-Neath Funeral Home with the Rev. Don Woodard officiating.  Burial will follow at Gardens of Memory Cemetery in Minden. Visitation will be held from 2 until 10 p.m. today, Nov. 30, and from 7 a.m. until time of services, Saturday, at the funeral home. Mr. Batton, a native and resident of Minden, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 28, in Shreveport.  He was a compressor mechanic for Duke Energy for 13 and a half years, and a member of Parkway Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, J. D. and Maxine Evans Batton. He is survived by his wife of 27 years, Gayle Barton Batton; sons, Kendall Batton and wife Teresa, and Timothy Batton; daughters, Brandy Mooney and husband John, and Jessica Batton, all of Minden; sister, Karen Batton of Heflin; brother, John W. Batton and wife Judy of Hot Springs, Ark.; and a host of nieces and nephews. Pallbearers will be Gary Seegers, Coby Barton, Daniel Barton, Ricky Barton, David Ray Barton, Willie Perryman, Steve Perryman and Stanley Perryman.

Judy Crockett is interred in the Gardens of Memory, section 1, Garden of Faith, row 1, J. Her monument reads: Judith Crockett David  born 29 Oct  1944 died  16 Feb. 1978.    

Minden Press-Herald, Tuesday, February 21, 1978

  Mrs. Judy David  Funeral services for Mrs. Judy David were conducted Saturday, February 18 at 4 p.m. in the Rose-Neath Chapel.  Mrs. David passed away Thursday in the Schumpert Medical Center after an extended illness. Officiating was Dr. Ronald Prince.  Interment followed in the Gardens of Memory. Mrs. David was a salesman with the Kennon-Kelly Real Estate firm here.  She was a member of the first Baptist Church and the Jr. Service League. She is survived by her husband, Johnny Ross David, Minden; four daughters, Lisa, Lou, Amy, and Polly David, Minden; her mother, Mrs. Marie Crockett, Minden; a sister, Mrs. Sandra Brown, Minden; and a number of nieces and nephews. Serving as pallbearers were Mike Kennon, Donald Wright, Everett Mullins, Jimmy Batton, David Parker, and Jim Ritchie.

Allen Culpepper died in the Vietnam war


Tommy Carter David 1942 -2009

Born June 25, 1942
Died August 29, 2009 age 67 in Webster Parish,, Louisiana
Tommy David – The last year he was enrolled at MHS was his freshman year, 1958-59 which would have made him with the Class of 1962. I have the 50-year reunion book for the Class of 1962. They did not list him as a member of their class, not even in their deceased list.

Ann Mays Harlan, class of 58

Information for Thomas Carter David

Thomas “Tommy” Carter David
b June 25, 1942, Minden, Webster Parish, Louisiana
d.August 29, 2009. age 67 at death, Minden, Webster Parish, Louisiana

Rueben Labon David
b. September 18, 1904, Minden, Webster Parish, Louisiana
d. March 1972, Minden, Webster Parish, Louisiana

Thyra Carter
b. September 29, 1906, Louisiana
d. September 1983, Monroe, Quachita Parish, Louisiana

Samuel Labon Carter

Maggie Culpepper

Thomas D. David

Mary Elizabeth Pair
Tommy married 1st, Connie Rae Peterson
b. March 16, 1948, Henderson, Rusk County, Texas
d. October 27, 2013, Minden, Webster Parish, Louisiana
b. Claiborne Parish, Louisiana
Marriage ended in divorce!


Tommy Day (adopted by his stepfather)
Last known address: Whitehall, Arkansas

Page 2.

Connie Rae Peterson’s parents:

Charles Aaron Peterson

Patsy Ann Coile

They were living at Lake Claiborne at the time of their death.
Tommy married a second time to U/K


Tammy David
Tommy’s brother:

Samuel L. David
Married: Jean
Address: West Monroe, Louisiana

Info. By: Virginia W. Bailey, class of 59
Heflin, Louisiana


Dorothy Jean (D.J.)
Funeral services honoring the life of Dorothy Jean (D.J.) Harman will be at 10 a.m. Monday, May 25, 2015 at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Minden. The services will be officiated by the Reverend Frank W. Hughes, PH.D with burial to follow at the Minden Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5 until 7 p.m. Sunday, May 24, 2015 at Rose-Neath Funeral Home.

D.J. was born May 2, 1944, in Minden and entered into rest May 19, 2015. Her entire life was devoted to the art of music and teaching. D.J. was a graduate of Minden High School and of Texas Wesleyan University with a combined Piano Performance/ Musical Ed. Degree. She had further graduate study from the University of Wyoming, Arizona State, and LSU.

D.J. began teaching at Springhill High School, then at Doyline/Sibley High School, and Glenbrook School, and most recently at Webster Junior High/ Phillips Middle School. She also served, as Organist/ Choirmaster at St. John’s Episcopal Church, Organist/ Choir Director at Minden Presbyterian Church Minden, Music Director for the Shreveport Little Theater and Composer/ Lyricist for theater production at Performing Arts Center.

She is survived by her sisters, Patsy Harman Harrison and husband Gary, Betty Harman Parks and husband Richard; nephew, Sawyer Harrison; niece, Mandy Patterson and husband Todd; great-niece, Kaylea Gates; great-nephew, Harrison Sweeney.

Honoring D.J., as pallbearers will be Dr. Richard Campbell, John Collins, Pat Culverhouse, David Dumas, Joe Wallace, and Todd Patterson.

Memorials may be made to the Music Dept. of St. John’s Episcopal Church or Minden Presbyterian Church of Minden.
Submitted by Linda Holt Moorehead, Class of 61


Richard Hruska 

Minden Press-Herald - Friday, February 13, 1987

    Richard Hruska   Word has reached the Press-Herald of the death of former resident Richard Hruska.   Mr. Hruska died Jan. 27 in Houston, Texas.  Memorial services were held in Houston on Friday, Jan. 30.   He is survived by two sons, Jared and Zach Hruska; his mother, Mrs. Ruth Fort of New Orleans; and two brothers, David Hruska and John Hruska, both of Vestavia, Ala.

Sallie Frances Inabnett born 17 January 1944 died March 3, 1993 interred in the Minden City Cemetery in section A West. Also in this plot is Lenwood Inabnett born 26 Feb. 1907 died 15 Nov. 1994; Joe R. Miller was born 15 Nov. 1859 died Jan. Jan. 1952. There is a grave for Miller?? "Our boy with us 10 years" no other dates are on the marker. Roy Scales Miller was born 24 Oct. 1880 and died 05 Oct. 1952. Sallie Frances Inabnett was born 17 Jan. 1944 and died 03 Mar. 1993. Elizabeth J. (Mother) Miller was born 18 Sep. 1832 and died 12 Dec. 1825. S. B. Miller was born 17 Sep. 1829 died 13 Nov. 1897.


Ralph Edward Kirkley (1944-1991)

Pine Grove Cemetery, Minden, Louisiana

Photo by Ann Mays Harlan

Services for Ralph Edward Kirkley of Minden were held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, February 2, 1991, in the Minden Rose-Neath Chapel, with the Rev. Malcom Self officiating.  Burial followed in Pine Grove Cemetery north of Minden.

Ralph was born in Minden on August 27, 1944, to Henry F. Kirkley, Sr., and Irma Edwards Kirkley. He died after a lengthy illness involving brain tumors on Thursday, January 31, 1991, in Doctors Hospital in Shreveport. He was 46.

Ralph made his living as a welder. He was a Baptist. He was preceded in death by his father and a brother-in-law, Clifford L. "Spot" Taylor (1937-1968 -- MHS Class of 1955) of Minden.

Survivors included his wife, Carolyn B. Kirkley of Minden; mother, Mrs. Irma Kirkley of Minden (since deceased); one son, Chris Kirkley of Minden; one step-son, Alex Browne of Natchitoches; one daughter, Karen Kirkley of Minden; one step-daughter, Ronda Haynes of Minden; one brother, Henry F. Kirkley, Jr. and wife Frances of Hebert, LA; three sisters, Bobbie Harlan and husband Herbert of Shreveport; Billie Notzon of Houston, Texas, and Margie Kirkley Taylor Thomas of Minden; one step-granddaughter, Heather Haynes, and several nieces and nephews, including Sheryl Taylor Wilson of Heflin and Stuart Taylor of Haughton. Ralph's sister Margie (MHS Class of 1958), mother of Sheryl and Stuart, died on March 11, 1996.

Ralph is interred next to his mother in the Pine Grove Cemetery.  August 27, 1944 - January 31, 1991


Wayne King - Died on Christmas (He was working in the ministry). Brother of Betty Jean. Grew up in the Parkway Baptist Church.


Monday, February 20, 2006

Daniel J. Langheld
Funeral services for Daniel J. Langheld, 61, will be held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2006, at Rose-Neath Funeral Home Chapel in Minden with the Rev. Kent Craft officiating. Burial will follow at Minden Cemetery.
Visitation will be held from 5 until 8 p.m., today, February 20.
Mr. Langheld was born July 14, 1944, in Minden to Christopher and Mineola Langheld. He died Friday, February 17 in Minden. he was owner and operator of Ark-La-Tex Fence Company for 35 years.
He is preceded in death by his father and mother, Christopher and Mineola Langheld, and two sisters, Margret Scheiern and Nelwyn King.
He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Wanda Tucker Langheld; son, Cory Langheld; daughter, Kim Taylor and husband Barry, all of Minden; sisters, Rubye Watson of Minden, Violet Goodwin of Washington and Carolyn Duncan of Baytown, Texas; brother, Christopher Langheld of Ozark, Ala.; and grandchildren, Justin Cruse, Zackary Langheld, Sarah Langheld and Tabitha Langheld.
Pallbearers will be Ron Hudson, Gene Howard, Mike Kennon, Joe Dowden, Jamie Tucker and Noel Tucker.
Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

  Minden Press-Herald, Thursday, June 8, 2006   Pamela Jean McNatt  Loftin   Funeral services for Mrs. Pamela Jean McNatt Ward Loftin, 61, of Minden, will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, June 9, 2006 at the Rose-Neath Chapel in Minden, with the Rev. Barry Carter officiating. 

Burial will follow at Gardens of Memory in Minden.   Visitation will be held from 5 until 8 p.m. today, June 8.   Mrs. Loftin was born in Magnolia, Ark., and died on June 6, 2006, in Paris, Texas.  She was a retired executive director of Hap House and was an originator of the annual St. Jude auction.   She is preceded in death by her husband, Bobby Gene Loftin and mother, Mattie Ward.   She is survived by her father, James C. Ward of Minden; two daughters, Lisa McCarthy and husband Glenn of Paris, Texas, and Sandy Goodson and husband Robert of Minden; and four grandchildren, Bobby Goodson, Amy McCarthy, Loftin Parker McCarthy and Cody Goodson.   Pallbearers will be Donnie McBroom, Robert Goodson, Glenn McCarthy, Cody Goodson, Loftin Parker McCarthy and Terry McCarthy.   Honorary Pallbearers will be Larry Turner, James Burt and Bobby Goodson.   Memorial contributions may be made to Hap House, 244 Turner Ave., Barksdale A.F.B.


Johnny McLemore -  interred Gardens of Memory, section 1, Garden of Prayer, row 12. The monument reads John Alton McLemore born 21 Sep 1944 died 4  Feb 1990 double marker with Sharon Joy McLemore with no dates He had a heart attack while competing in a motorbike race.


Barbara Ann Morgan "Babs" Bogan" (1944-July 7, 2007) was for some thirty-five years a teacher and counselor at Bossier High School in Bossier City. She graduated from Minden High School in 1962. At the time, her father, Carlus D. Morgan had completed his first year at MHS principal.

Barbara died at her home in Bossier City. Survivors included her father, who died on October 18, 2007, her daughter, Margaret Bogan Hart and husband, Benjamin Hart, a grandson, Wesley Allen Hart, a sister, Sandra Morgan "Sandy" Shepperd, a 1966 graduate of Minden High School, and two nepheews, Chris McGowan and Kirk Morgan, Barbara was preceded in death by her mother, Marion Kirkley Morgan (1925 - 2001). She was divorced from Jack L. Bogan.

Services were held on July 11 at Evergreen Community Church in Minden. Interment was Evergreen Cemetery.



Class of 1962 Obituary for Douglas "Doug" Sale Minden La - Funeral services for Douglas "Doug" Sale 61 will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, march 7, 2005 at First Baptist Church Minden.  Officiating will be Rev. Mike Benefield, Rev. roy Strother, and Rev. Danny Warbington. Burial will follow in Gardens of Memory.

The family will receive friends from 4 until 8 p.m. Sunday, March 6 at Rose-Neath Funeral Home Minden.

Mr. Sale died Saturday, March 5, 2005 in Shreveport, La. He was born in Haynesville, LA and was a resident of Minden, LA. Mr. Sale was owner and ooperator of Sale Electric Co., Sale Farm Equipment Co. and a Webster Parish Police Juryman.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Peyton and Noble Sale.

He is survived by his wife Nona Watts Sale of Minden, La.; Ronnie Sale of Minden, LA; daughter Kathy Sale Kirk and husband Gregg Blackwell, OK; brother, William P. Sale and Reba of Springhill, La.

Pallbearers will be Johnny Herman, Larry Elkins, Tommy Addison, Marvin Jones, Joe Morgan, Jim Bonsall, Keith Dison and Jerome Vascocu.

Honorary pallbearers will be Richard Sanders, Don Smith, Stanley Sanders, Wayne Avery, Fill Frye, Charles Walker, Sammy Gorman and Sandy Perryman.

In Lieu of flowers, please make contributions to St. Jude Children's Hospital Rose-Neath Funeral Home.

Minden Chapel 31-377-3412



Minden Herald, Thursday, January 24, 1963, front page Rites Today For Local Youth – Investigation Launched In Wake Of Second Fatal Explosion at LOP

Explosion at LOP

 A preliminary investigation has been launched at Louisiana Ordinance Plant in the wake of the facility’s second fatal explosion in less than a year Tuesday afternoon, January 22, 1963. Lt. Col. Carl Zilske, plant commander, said that immediate preliminary checks were made into the circumstances of the explosion which took the life of Sammy Michael, 18-year-oldemployee from Minden.  He indicated that a full-scale investigation will be made soon by a board of inquiry appointed by the Ammunition Procurement Supply Agency at Joliet, Illinois.

Funeral services were to be conducted at 10 a.m. today with the Rev. W. M. Hoop, pastor of St. Paul’s Catholic Church, officiating.

The youth died about 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, almost four hours after an explosion at the LOP testing grounds.  He was fatally injured when an ammunition item exploded about 3:50 p.m. in the outdoor testing area where he had been employed some five months.  The commander declined to identify the item being tested.

After preliminary treatment and a blood transfusion at the plant hospital, the Minden High School graduate was rushed by ambulance to Minden.  The plant ambulance developed engine trouble just west of the Dorcheat Bayou Bridge and immediately radioed for help. The victim was transferred to a Green-Kleinegger ambulance and rushed to Minden Sanitarium.Two specialists were dispatched from Shreveport to treat the youth and blood donors were obtained by the Knights of Pythias Blood Bank.  However, he expired only a few hours later.

Lt. Col. Zilske said it is not known what caused the accident at present.  He noted, however, that the victim was experienced in the work, having been promoted to the position from anotherarea some five months ago.  Zilske indicated that the explosion occurred during a routine testing procedure that is conducted daily at the ammunition manufacturing facility.Attendants said the youth died as a result of back and head injuries caused by flying fragments from the explosive The fatality marks the fourth since the plant was reopened in September, 1961.  Three persons were killed and six others injured in an assembly line explosion on “G” line last July.

Final rites for the young ammunition worker were to be conducted in St. Paul’s Catholic Church and burial was to be in the Minden Cemetery under the direction of Green-Kleinegger Funeral Home.

Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Betty Jo Michael of Minden; one daughter, Kimberly Ann; the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ellis Michael of Minden; maternal grandmother, Mrs. Tom Solomon, Jr. of Oakdale; three brothers, A. P. Michael and Ellis Michael, Jr. of Minden and Jimmy Michael of Shreveport, and five sisters, Mrs. Helen Hamilton, Selma Ann Michael, Theresa Lynn Michael, Frances Michael and Carol Elizabeth Michael, all of Minden.

Sammy Michael and Ronnie Hennigan carpooled together. They also worked together on "F" Line....Say's Ronnie...

"Thanks for the article on Sammy Michael. He was actually 19 because I would have been 20 on Jan. 26 which was four days after his death. I remember covering Sammy up with my MHS letter jacket until after the ambulance arrived. We were letter questioned by the brass from Joliet Illinois for about three days. Few people knew they (LAAP) kept a guard at his door for security reasons because the ordnance that killed him was classified. After he died they removed the guard. The three of us that worked that day were allowed to stay in the room. We were to young to be testing highly classified ordnance that was being sent to Viet Nam. We never thought it would happen to us at nineteen and twenty years old.  Charles E. Todd, Mr. Pesnell and Charles Sessions from Cotton Valley were killed July 31, 1962 on "G" Line. This information was given to Ronnie from Margrett Yount the widow of Mr. Todd, also an inspector, Marilyn Roton was injured. Ronnie Hennigan graduated from MHS in 1961.


David L. Monzingo

BOSSIER CITY, LA - Graveside services for David L. Monzingo will be 10 a.m. Friday, August 10, 2012 at Rose-Neath Cemetery, 5185 Swan Lake Rd, Bossier City, LA. Officiating will be Frank Himmel of Viking Drive Church of Christ. Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, August 9, 2012 at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Bossier City.

David was born July 1, 1942 in Minden, LA and died August 7, 2012 in Bossier City, LA. David served his country as an M.P. in the U.S. Army. He was a retired carpenter. David was an avid reader, especially of the Civil War and American West. He loved animals and the outdoors.

His parents, Fred and Ima Lee Monzingo, sister, Myrna Moore and brothers, Byron Monzingo and Fredric Monzingo preceded him in death.

David is survived by his wife of 45 years, Freida Haynes Monzingo of Bossier City, LA; son, Jason David "J.D." Monzingo and wife Lisa, of Haughton, LA; daughter, Maria Elena Monzingo Havard and husband Jeff, of Haughton, LA; sister, Sandra Spivey and husband Bob, of Shreveport, LA and brothers, Larry Monzingo and Jerry Monzingo and wife Mary, all of Minden, LA. He is also survived by grandchildren, Bradley and Gavin Havard, Michael Hammett, Kami and Kali Monzingo; great grandsons, Broox, Braylin and Drelyn and a host of nieces, nephews and other family members.

Submitted by Linda Holt Moorehead, Class of 1961  


Byron Myrick
A celebration of life service for Byron Myrick will be held Wednesday, July 20, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. at Rose-Neath Funeral Home Chapel in Minden, Louisiana with Bro. Ronnie Whitlock of Beech Springs Baptist Church officiating. Interment will follow at Gardens of Memory in Minden. The family will receive friends from 8:30 a.m. Wednesday until service time.

Byron was born July 19, 1944 in Shreveport, Louisiana and entered into rest July 18, 2016 in Minden, Louisiana. He served his country in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War in Thailand. Byron was a heavy equipment operator for 40 + years, known for his expertise at “laying grade” prior to paving parking lots and roads. He was also an expert welder, often repairing his father’s farm equipment as well as Mona and Larry’s equipment.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Homer J. and Mildred Maddry Myrick and grandparents Drew and Ida Maddry and Peter and Agnes Myrick.

He is survived by his sister Mona and husband Larry Elkins and numerous cousins and friends.

The family would like to thank Dr. Haddad and his nurses Paige, Nancy, Monica, and Laura at the VA Hospital. They are also appreciative of the nurses at Meadowview Nursing Home as well as sitters Tracy Dewhart and Annette Abney. Mona and Larry are grateful for the friendship of Byron’s neighbors; Phyllis and Ricky Belk, Ed Sewell, and Susie Bates.

Pallbearers will be Ed Corley, Ed Sewell, Ricky Belk, Bo Thurman, Susie Bates, and Robert (Pud) Thurman.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Mt. Zion Cemetery Association, c/o Don Murphy, 639 Mary Jane Blvd. Haughton, LA 71037 or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.




Ronnie Shuler

Friday, 20 June 2008

Former Minden Market owner and Press-Herald employee Ronnie Shuler succumbed Thursday night following a lengthy illness.

Services will be held at First Baptist Church in Minden on Sunday, June 22, 2008 at 2:00 pm. 


MINDEN, LA- Funeral services will be held for Ronald Edwin Shuler, 63, at the First Baptist Church in Minden, on Sunday, June 22, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Wayne DuBose officiating. Interment will follow at the Gardens of Memories cemetery.

Mr. Shuler was born July 17, 1944 in Minden La. to William Edwin Shuler and Iren Rushing. He entered into rest June 19, 2008. Mr. Shuler was a member of the First Baptist Church of Minden and a past member of the Minden Lion's Club. He also served on the boards of directors at Glenbrook School and Peoples bank, Mr. Shuler was the owner of Shuler's Dixie Dandy and Minden Market, he most recently worked at Harper Motors and Minden press Herald.

He was survived by his wife, Marsha Peaker Shuler of Minden; three daughters; Andrea Madden of Shreveport, Jennifer Thomas and husband Tim, of Minden and Jessica Howard and husband, Gary of Bossier City; a brother, Mike Shuler; a sister, Clara Shuler; eight grandchildren, Levi, Jake, Bailee, Blake, Ethan, Sydney, Cameron and Daemon; step-grandchildren, Carla, Crissy and Cory and step-great-grandchild, Creedyn.

The Family wishes to express a special thanks to the LSU Medical Center doctors, nurses and staff for all of their special care and attention during his illness.

For friends considering memorials to Ronald Edwin Shuler, his family suggests the St Jude Children's Hospital, 332 N. Lauderdale St. Mailstop 505 Memphis, Tn. 38105 or Leukemia Society, 1311 Mamaroneck Ave. White Plains, Ny. 10605. Rose-Neath Funeral Home


Submitted by Charlotte Sutton,  Bill Scott & C. K. Dailey


I knew Ronnie Shuler from the 60's but in the last few years I talked with him some as he was in charge of payments for memorials at the newspaper. He and I talked at length about David Gloer, Allen Culpepper, and especially about Ron Garcia. 
Ronnie told me that he never knew Ron Garcia until one afternoon when he was driving back to NSU. He was well south of Sibley when   he came upon a hitch hiker, so he stopped to give the man a ride.
As it turned out it was nice guy Ron Garcia, who had started out from Minden a good while earlier and was hoping to catch a ride all the way to Natchitoches. Ronnie and Ron struck up a good conversation and they remained friends until Ron Garcia died in 1967 in Vietnam.
Ronnie Shuler and his Dad were people who helped other people and they were gentlemen to all. Ronnie will be missed greatly.
TD Carey
Ruston, LA



Interment was in the New Providence Cemetery in Ringgold, Louisiana.

Ronny Dale Woodard     18 Jan 1943  -  28 June 1965    L Cpl U S Marine Corps  -  Vietnam   Gardens of Memory, Garden of the Good  Shepherd, Section 1, Row 12

Our appreciation goes to Ann Mays Harlan, Betty King Boddie, Billy Hathorn, Dr. Tom Carey and Tommy White for the above information.