Full Name: Mary Evelyn Brown Kennedy
Address: Minden, Louisiana (LA)
Born: 05/14/1944
Died: 03/22/2014
Visitation: 03/25/2014
Service: 03/26/2014
Cemetery: Gardens of Memory

Mary Evelyn Brown Kennedy
Funeral services for Mary Evelyn Brown Kennedy will be held Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at1 p.m. at First United Pentecostal in Minden, Louisiana. Officiating will be Rev. J. N. Holmes pastor of First Pentecostal Church of North Little Rock, Arkansas, Rev. Nathan Holmes, Rev. Jeff Ramsey, and Rev. Dewayne Butler. Interment will follow at Gardens of Memory in Minden, Louisiana under the direction of Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Minden. The family will receive friends at 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 25, 2014 until service time at First United Pentecostal Church in Minden. There will be a memorial service Saturday evening, March 29, 2014 at First Pentecostal Church in North Little Rock.
Mary Evelyn was born May 14, 1944 in Minden, Louisiana and changed her address to the Heavenly Gates March 22, 2014 in Minden, Louisiana. She was secretary for First Pentecostal Church in North Little Rock for 26 years, a devoted Christian, wife, mother, and grandmother.
Her grandparents Thomas and Willie Upshaw and Tom and Holly Brown, parents Calvin and Jewell Brown, brother Cecil Alton Brown, sister Vonceil Baylis, and son Jonathan David Kennedy preceded her in death.
She is survived by her husband of 51 years Gerald H. Kennedy of North Little Rock, Arkansas, son Gerald Nathanael Kennedy and wife Christi of North Little Rock, Arkansas, daughter Gloria Dawn Kennedy Fuller and husband Tony of Minden, brothers Billy Calvin Brown and wife Betty of Minden, Maston Kenneth Brown and wife Juanita of Minden, brother-in-law Jerry Baylis of Minden, grandchildren Rachel Fuller Bogdan, Andrea Kennedy Walker, Rebekah Fuller Bowman, Candace Kennedy Ladisky, Aaron Kennedy, and Austin Fuller, great-grandchildren Levi Bogdan, Aiden Demron, Tripp Bowman, Boston Walker, Carter Ladisky, and McKenzie Walker, and numerous nieces, nephews, friends and a great host of church family members.
Pallbearers will be Aaron Kennedy, Austin Fuller, Ben Walker, Clark Ladisky, Dwayne Brown, and Jason Baylis.

Rose-Neath Funeral Home
211 Murrell Street
Minden, Louisiana
(318) 377-3412 Fax (318) 377-0227

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


Minden Press-Herald, Friday, April 12, 2013

Loyd Thomas Brown

Loyd Thomas Brown, 68, was born on August 4, 1944 in Minden to L. T. “Buddy” and Perrie Dean “Patsy” Brown and died on April 9, 2013 at his home in Minden.

“Loyd T.” owned and operated The Sound Co. in Minden for 33 years. One of his greatest joys was to have spent those years sharing his passion for music with his customers.

Loyd was preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his son, Scott Peaker; brothers, Kent Brown and his wife, Jeanie, and Tommy Brown; grandson, Micah Peaker; nephews, Chris Brown and Zack Brown; and beloved lifelong friends, Bill and Walter Langley, as well as numerous aunts, cousins, great-nieces and great-nephews, and more true friends than can be enumerated.

Grateful appreciation and loving thanks to his Hospice caregivers, Jennifer Pickett, Natalie Beavers and Barbara Calloway.

Per Loyd’s wishes, there will be no funeral service. There will be a private memorial service at a later date.

Submitted by Ann Mays Harlan, Class of 1963


Jerry Burton, 72, of Altamonte Springs, Florida was born on May 23, 1944, died June 1, 2016 from lung and brain cancer.

He was preceded in death by his father, W.P. Burton, brother Charles Fred Burton, grandparents Cora and Calvin Watkins, Edward and Amelia Burton.

Survived by mother Ovie Burton, sister Faye and Charlie Carter, sister-in-law Mona Burton, daughters Toni Rausch, Kristi and Bobby McKan, son Andrew Burton, grandkids Chase Lipinsky, Erica, Forrest, and Kayla Coleman; great-grandkids Taylor and Kennedy Coleman, nieces and nephews Stacey Dwain Cox, Jason and Sheri Burton, Olivia Tate, Eric Briggs, Leanna, George, Magan, Alexis, and Jake Owens, Heather, Kevin, Kollin, Kolleen, Caylee, Gregory and Calaen Burton, Eddie and Logan Burton, ex-wife Linda Burton and good friend Jan Taylor. Three aunts Eva McGinty, Neva Sutley, Dorothy and Tom Foster, and many cousins.

Bro. Don Woodard will officiate a memorial service at 2 p.m. July 15, 2016 at Emmanuel Baptist Church. He was a project manager in construction for Fluor Daniel Co. for about 20 years until he retired. He was in real estate in Florida, liked fishing with his dad, and took his parents on a cruise to Jamaica and Cozumel. He had a walk-in shower built for them, bought an entertainment center and other things for them.

He, Fred and I paid for our parents’ grave headstone. He took care of moma until he died for about five years. They went to church together and ate out a lot. They especially loved Cracker Barrel.
They walked around the blocks until they weren’t able to. The doctor told him to do something he enjoyed. He bought a Nissan 350Z convertible and enjoyed driving it as long as he was able to. He fought cancer for two and a half years and outlived the predicted time of death three times including his death.

He liked to listen to David Crowder and gospel singer’s and cousin’s Michael Millers CD to help him through it.

He died May 31, 2016 for one minute; Elvis music brought him back to life. His cousin James Burton played lead guitar with Elvis. He held on for 24 hours until Faye and Mona got there, knowing we were coming. He died to the song “Amazing Grace.”

God Speed Jerry Burton

Submiitted by Ann Mays Harlan


Clara Mae Cage

December 3, 1944 - June 14, 2016

Service Date: June 17, 2016 at 1:00 pm
Funeral Home Rose-Neath Minden
Visit: 10 till noon Friday 06/17/2016

Minden, LA
Clara Mae Hicks Cage
Clara Mae Hicks Cage was born in Minden on December 3, 1944 to Cecil Lonzo Hicks, Sr. and Lillie Mae Hutson Hicks. She went to be with the Lord on June 14, 2016 in Minden after a brief and unexpected battle with cancer. Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, June 17, 2016 at Antioch Cemetery in Dixie Inn under the direction of Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Minden, Louisiana, with Rev. Jerry Roten officiating. The family will receive friends from 10 am to noon on Friday at Rose-Neath Funeral Home .

Clara wore several different hats over her lifetime, working at various places like Western Electric and Brandon Industries, but the job she loved the most was as a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She was devoted to her family and her fur babies, and gave her all in taking care of us. She was so very proud of her grandchildren.

Clara was preceded in death by her parents and her niece, Kelly Hicks Hope.

Left to forever cherish her memory are her husband of almost 51 years, Leonard “Tommy” Cage of Dixie Inn; her daughter and son-in-law, Kathi Cage Holland and Barry Holland of Minden; 2 grandchildren, Daniel Holland and Lauren Holland of Minden; her brother and sister-in-law, Cecil L. “Butch” Hicks, Jr. and Christine “Chris” Hicks of Broken Bow, Oklahoma; special friend Maria Crenshaw; and several nephews, cousins, and friends.

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


Bill Coleman


Nora Jane Colvin Stelly (1947-1994)

Services for Mrs. Nora Jane Colvin Stelly were held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, March 30, 1994, at the Broadmoor Baptist Church chapel in Shreveport, with the Rev. Norman Sutton, associate pastor of Broadmoor Baptist Church, officiating.  A graveside service was held at 4 p.m. in the Minden Cemetery, under the direction of Rose-Neath.

Mrs. Stelly died on Monday, March 28, 1994, at Schumpert Medical Center after a lengthy illness.

A former resident of Minden, Mrs. Stelly graduated from Minden High School in 1965. She also graduated from Northwestern State University in Natchitoches. She taught in both Caddo and Bossier parishes, having completed  the 1992-93 school year at Curtis Elementary in Bossier City.

She was a member of Broadmoor Baptist Church and the Rose of Sharon Sunday School class. Mrs. Stelly was preceded in death by her father, Lindell C. Colvin of Minden.

Survivors included her husband, Gerald Stelly of Shreveport; her mother, Mrs. Lenora Colvin of Minden; one son, Brian Stelly of Shreveport; two daughters, Amy Stelly and Allison Stelly, both of Shreveport; one sister, Mrs. Marianne Colvin Canerday of Metairie, and two brothers, Leonard Colvin of Gainesville, Georgia, and Grover Colvin of Gary, Texas.

Pallbearers were Ken Canerday, Carl Canerday, Wayne Tinsley, Bill Thomas, Alvin Rogers and Ballard Smith. Honorary pallbearers were members of the Ready Sunday School class of Broadmoor Baptist Church. The family requested that memorials be made to the American Cancer Society.


Jack Gilbert Cook

Written by Press-Herald Staff   
Monday, 03 March 2008
A memorial service celebrating the life of Mr. Jack Gilbert Cook, 62, of Minden, will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 5, 2008, at Saint John’s Episcopal Church, Minden, with the Rev. Wayne E. Carter, Ph.D., officiating. The family will receive friends from 5 until 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 4, at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Minden.

Mr. Cook was born on July 1, 1945, in Clovis, New Mexico. He attended school in Grants, Clovis and Gallup, New Mexico, before moving to Minden in 1961. He was a graduate of Minden High School and Louisiana Tech University. Mr. Cook served in Vietnam in the U.S. Army, 9th Infantry. He was an active member of Saint John’s Episcopal Church in Minden where he served as an usher, a member of the Vestry and as Junior Warden.

He was retired from Bell South and was recently employed at MBL Bank as Security Coordinator. He is preceded in death by his parents, Lou and Boe Cook; and an infant son, Jack Craig Cook.

He is survived by his wife, Cleo Cook of Minden; one daughter, Holly of Minden; three sisters, Pattie Odom and husband Charles of Minden, Cindy Price and husband Tad of Little Rock, Ark. and Diane Inabnett and husband John of Sebring, Fla.; one sister-in-law, Kathy Storey and husband Greg of Minden; three nieces, Misha Hulse Boyne and husband Duke, Kristen Hulse and Meg Pace; four nephews, Chad Odom, Chris Odom, Boe Inabnett and J. R. Inabnett and wife Kristie; three great-nephews, Kolton Pace, Christian Jack Inabnett and Andrew Pollard. Pallbearers will be John Collins, Bill Green, Mike Harper, Gary Harrison, Marvin Jones, Carleton Prothro, Mike Woodard and Pat Woodard. Memorials may be made to Saint John’s Episcopal Church or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Submitted by Charlotte Lewis Sutton

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Mildred McCann Davis

Funeral services for Mildred Davis, 73, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 16, 2016 at Rose-Neath Funeral Home Chapel in Minden.

Interment will follow at Minden Cemetery under the direction of Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Minden. Officiating will be Bro. Richard Methvin. The family will receive friends from 8:30 until 10:30 a.m. Saturday prior to the service.

She was preceded in death by her husband Eddie B. Davis, son Buck Davis, mother Aline McCann and brother Raymond McCann.

She is survived by her daughter Katherine Davis, five grandchildren, brother Doug McCann and wife Betty and numerous nieces and nephews.

Mildred McCann Davis was a freshman in the class of 1963 when she dropped out of school. She started school with the Class of 1962. Ann

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



Dickie Davis


John F. Hruska III
Written by Press-Herald Staff   
Friday, 03 April 2009
John F. Hruska III passed on Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2009, suddenly due to cardiac arrest at the age of 63.  

Mr. Hruska grew up in Minden, and was the son of John Frank Hruska Jr. and Ruth Vera Chupik.  He attended Louisiana Tech and was formerly married to Kathy Ewing and then to Suzanne Chaput Pruyn with whom he had two stepchildren, Rachel Pruyn and Danny Pruyn. He had since divorced and was living in Trussville, Ala. at the time of his death.

John is survived by his cousins, Norm Chupik, Mack Hruska, Jan Hruska and Marilene Hruska Crittenden;  and five nieces and nephews, Gretchen Bazeley, Mark Hruska, Heather Oss, Jared Hruska, and Zack Hruska and all of their families.  

He was well loved by his family and many friends and was kind and giving to everyone he met.

He is predeceased by both his parents; and his brothers, David Hruska and Rick Hruska.  In accordance with his wishes he has been cremated and no official services are planned.  

Please feel free to make donations to a charity of your choice in his honor

Submitted by Ann Mays Harlan, Class of 1958


Thanks for the information about Johnny Hruska.  He was 2 years ahead of me and he was always a friend to everyone. He had a great smile and he was a good guy.  As a 7th grader in 1960 I remember reading the Shreveport Times article about the AA State Track meet that year when Johnny's brother, the late David Hruska, jumped past the sand of the pit and set a state record.       Thanks, Tom Carey Ruston MHS 1965


Pamela Hoefeld passed away at 2:55 p.m. on October 17, 2006, at the “Hospice of the Upstate”

In Anderson, SC.   


A memorial service was held on their grounds at the “Chapel in the Woods.”  It was a small and

beautiful service.  One of the nurses played “Amazing Grace” on a wooden flute.  Pam played a

flute in high school.


Pam had breast cancer around nine years ago which was treated.  It came back raging as bone

cancer around three years ago and gradually took over her entire body.


Her remains will be buried October 27, 2006, at the Simsboro Cemetery in Simsboro, LA.  Her

mother and dad and all her mother’s family are buried there.


Pam is survived by two sons, Jeremy Freeling, who is in the Navy and Joel Freeling.   She is

also survived by two sisters, Oree Hoefeld Robinson of Stillwater, Mn. And Marsha Hoefeld

Reel of Mount Dora, FL.




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Full Name: John H. Maxey,III
Address: Keithville, Louisiana (LA)
Born: 07/28/1945
Died: 08/22/2011
Visitation: 08/24/2011
Service: 08/25/2011
Cemetery: Doyline Cemetery

KEITHVILLE, LA    John H. Maxey, III, left this life peacefully on Monday morning August 22, 2011. He was at home where he wanted to be surrounded by his family and his favorite &ldquopup&rdquo Bastion. Johnny was able to be at home during these last few months and enjoyed working in his yard, which was his pride and joy.     Services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday August 25, 2011 at First Baptist Church of Keithville. Officiating will be Bro. Mike Stowell, pastor of the church and assisting will be Bro. Tom Carlton, pastor of Grawood Baptist Church. Burial will follow at Doyline Cemetery, Doyline, LA at 3:00 p.m. Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday August 24, 2011 at Rose-Neath Funeral Home, Southside in Shreveport. Pallbearers will be Ronnie Farrar, Carl Shaw, Don Robinson, Rupert Sepulvado, Alberta Garcia, Rick Chreene, Jimmy Lee and Ellis Goodman.    Johnny was born in Minden, LA on July 28, 1945 to John H. Maxey, Jr. and Kathryn Samuel Maxey. He was a graduate of Minden High School Class of 1963 and attended Northwestern State University.     Johnny began his working career with Riley Beaird, in Shreveport in 1964 where he was employed for 43 years. His career at Beaird covered a wide array of assignments from working in the estimating department, District Sales Manager, Regional & National Sales Manager roles, Project Manager of the Wind Energy Division and ultimately as Business Manager of the Industrial Division. He always credited his success to the people that worked with him. He enjoyed people, especially those at work, and had a special way of bringing humor to the workplace. He understood how a good sense of humor enabled people to enjoy their place of employment and make a better contribution. This was his talent.     Of course, life away from the job was extremely important to him. He loved being with his family and friends. He was the type that never met a stranger and welcomed anyone into his home. A hearty laugh or humorous joke was always just a few seconds away. He had a knack that kept people coming back for more visits and more fun. He was quite a character and life was &ldquoa heck of a party&rdquo. He did have his serious side and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Keithville and the JOY Sunday School Class. He understood, especially later in life, how important a Christian foundation is. While not perfect, he was a Believer.     Johnny is survived by his wife of 27 years, Regina Elkins Maxey; daughters, Kelley Maxey Cordray and husband Todd of Carrollton, TX, Elizabeth McKay Woods and husband, James of Shreveport; grandchildren, Haley and Dylan Cordray, Ivy, Milo, Rock and soon to be born Annabelle Woods; brother, David Maxey and wife, Brenda of Many, LA along with many aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews.       The family would like to thank St. Joseph Hospice for their compassionate and caring staff that ministered to Johnny and family.     Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Keithville Building Fund, 6295 Williams Road, Keithville, LA 71047 or a charity of your choice.     Rose-Neath Funeral Home Southside

Chapel (318) 687-1256

Fax (318) 687-8343  



Wayne D. McEachern

May 21, 1946 - May 8, 2015

Service Date: May 11, 2015 at 10:00 am

Funeral Home

Place of Service

Visit: 5-7 Monday May 10, 2015 at Rose-Neath

Wayne D. McEachern

Shreveport, LA

Wayne Derwood


A life celebration will be held for Wayne Derwood McEachern Monday, May 11, 2015 at 10 a.m. at the Church of Christ in Minden, Louisiana with Bro. James Everage officiating. Interment will follow at 1 p.m. at Forest Park Cemetery in Shreveport, Louisiana under the direction of Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Minden. Visitation will be Sunday, May 10, 2015 from 5 until 7 p.m. at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Minden.

Wayne was born in Minden on May 21, 1946 and left this world May 8, 2015.

Wayne was preceded in death by his parents, Wesley and Oma McEachern, his siblings, Idessa McEachern Tyler, Norma Lee McEachern Miller, Wesley Carson McEachern, Jr., Jerry Turner McEachern, and Silas Prentis McEachern.

Left to cherish his memory will be his wife Debbie, loving daughter Julie McEachern, his brothers John Earl McEachern and wife Janet, Denton McEachern and wife Lottie, Gerald McEachern and wife Wanda, Ellis McEachern and wife Flo, his sisters Janie Sue Kendrick and Joyce Dean Bolyer, sister-in-law, Sharon McEachern, and many nieces and nephews.

Honoring as pallbearers will be Freddie Widmer, Steve Toms, Allen McEachern, Jeff Chanler, Tommy Hathorn, and Bert Chanler.

Honorary pallbearers will be Freddie Mack Widmer, Bobby Harper, David Patterson, Bill Schindler, Larry Brown, and Joe Odom.

The family would like to thank the staff, nurses of Lifecare for their care and kindness. Special thanks to Dr. Kocherla, Dr. Taylor, Dr. Russell Fileccia, Dr. Jeff Holt, and special thanks to Ruth Morgan.


Rose Neath Funeral Home

211 Murrell Street

Minden, Louisiana 71055

(318) 377-3412


Jimmie W. Miller
June 30, 1945 - April 4, 2016

U.S. Veteran
Service Date: April 7, 2016 at 10:00 am
Funeral Home Rose-Neath Minden
Place of Service First Baptist Church of Minden
Visit: 5-8 Wednesday 04/06/2016

Funeral services for Jimmie W. Miller will be held Thursday, April 7, 2016 at 10 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Minden, Louisiana with Rev. Leland Crawford and Rev. Bill Crider officiating with eulogy given by James Madden. Interment will follow at Pilgrims Rest Cemetery in Shongaloo, Louisiana under the direction of Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Minden. The family will receive friends from 5until 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 6, 2016 at Rose-Neath Funeral Home.

Jimmie was born June 30, 1945 in Minden, Louisiana and entered into rest April 4, 2016 in Shreveport, Louisiana. He graduated from Minden High School in 1963 and Louisiana Tech University in 1974. He was employed with Kansas City Southern Railroad, Schaffer, McDaniel and Williams, Bodcau Land and Timber in Jena, Louisiana, and from 1985 until retirement in 2012 as controller for Madden Contracting Company. Jimmie was an active member of First Baptist Church, Mike Jackson's Sunday School Class, Volunteer Fire Fighter and the Cattleman's Association. He enjoyed farming, raising cattle, gardening, fishing and his family. Jimmie was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend. His greatest joy was spending time with his grandchildren at their sports events and special occasions when family was always together enjoying each other.

He was preceded in death by his parents Ruben Pruitt and Era Morgan Miller, and sister Martha Ann Wynn.

He is survived by his wife Linda Duke Miller of Minden, daughter Kristie Miller Copeland and husband Paul of Minden, son Michael Duke Miller of Minden, grandsons Connor Rayne Copeland, Caden Sellers Copeland, John Daniel Miller, and Michael Dylan Miller, brother Marvin Carroll Miller of Laguna Niguel, California, sister Bernice Miller Underwood and husband Lynn of Minden and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Doug Madden, John Madden, Mike Crumpton, Bob Moorehead, Claude Reeves and Mike Jackson.

Honorary pallbearers will be Terry Duke, Steve Rowe, Dr. David Tyler, Dennis Copeland, Mike Jackson's Adult Sunday School Class and the Cattleman's Association.
Published in Shreveport Times on Apr. 6, 2016
Submitted by Linda Holt Moorehead Class of 61 and Ann Mays Harlan, Class of 58


William Glen Wren
Written by Press-Herald Staff   
Monday, 27 April 2009
Funeral services for William Glen Wren will be held today, April 27, 2009, at 1 p.m. at Rose-Neath Funeral Home Chapel in Minden. Officiating will be the Rev. Richard Methvin. Interment will follow at Gardens of Memory Cemetery in Minden.
The family received friends Sunday, April 26, 2009, from 5 until 7 p.m. at Rose-Neath.

Glen was born Oct. 6, 1942, in Minden to Glen Wren and Mable Tuggle Wren and entered into rest April 25, 2009, in Minden. He graduated from Minden High School and attended the Eastside Baptist Church.

Glen loved NASCAR, cooking his special fish dinners, and his dog “Rigg”.  He had a special love for people and enjoyed entertaining his friends and family.

His father, Glen Wren and his special niece, Angel preceded him in death.

He is survived by his mother, Mable Wren of Minden; sisters, Kay Cleaver of Minden, Deanie Dorrell and husband Dick of Homer, Linda Melton of Minden; brothers, Richard Wren and wife Sandra of Haughton and Tommy Wren of Minden, he is also survived by a special friend, Ernestine “Tina” Martin Hortman and her children, who he thought of as his own, Kay Kelley and husband Willie of Mesquite, Texas. Dianne Olds of Dallas and Rod Hortman, Jr. of Minden and their children Crystal Ramsey, John Kelly, Mathew Hortman and Kim Hortman; and many nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Dustin Cleaver, Clint Dorrell, Kirk Dorrell, Wesley McEachern, Ethan Wren, Keeth Wren, Mathew Hortman and Reese Procell.


Submitted by Sue Coleman, Class of 1958



Minden Press-Herald, Tuesday, February 11, 1992   Reatha Whitlock   Services for Mrs. Reatha Gay Whitlock, 46, were held Sunday, February 9 at Mt. Paran Baptist Church in Shongaloo.  Interment was at the Gardens of Memory in Minden.  Officiating were Rev. Don Woodard and Rev. Kenneth Everett.  Services were under the direction of the Minden Rose-Neath Chapel.   Mrs. Whitlock was a native of Minden and a resident of Shongaloo for the past five years.  She died Friday, February 7, after a lengthy illness. She was a member of Mt. Paran Baptist Church and a homemaker.   She was preceded in death by her son, Noel Kent Whitlock.   Survivors include her husband, Rev. Ronnie K. Whitlock; three sons and daughters-in-law, Mike and Greta Whitlock, Jeff and Kim Whitlock, and Phillip Whitlock; two daughters and sons-in-law, Debbie and Alex Xifos, Mandy and Mike Salley; her parents, Reggie and Esther Gay, one sister and brother-in-law, Judy and Jim Walsh; one brother and sister- in-law, Kenneth and Rhonda Gay; seven grandsons; and a host of other relatives and friends.


Carolyn McCausland White     1945  -  1997    Gardens of Memory, Garden of Faith, Section 1, Row 11                                                                      

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Christine Tucker - From the Minden Press herald December 1, 2003

Funeral services for Mrs. Christine Davis Tucker, 58, will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 29, 2003, at Crossroads Baptist Church in Crossroads, Texas. Burial will follow at Elysian Fields Cemetery in Elysian Fields, Texas, under the direction of Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Shreveport.Visitation will be held from 6 until 8 p.m. today, Nov. 28, at the church.Mrs. Tucker, a resident of Elysian Fields, passed away peacefully in her home Wednesday, Nov. 26, after a courageous battle with cancer. She was surrounded by loved ones and left this world with her signature grace and beauty.

She was the wife of Bill Tucker, and the couple enjoyed many special times together after rediscovering loving later in their lives. The two enjoyed spending time fishing, being outdoors, cooking and hosting friends and family at their home overlooking a pond. Born and raised in Minden, she was the fifth child and baby of the family. Her parents were Bruce and Kate Davis. Her childhood was spent creating fond and somewhat adventurous memories with many special people on “Goat Hill,” the neighborhood in which she grew up.

A lifelong educator, Mrs. Tucker devoted herself to children and was committed to excellence in both the schools and the lives she touched. From her beginnings as a young, bright-eyed kindergarten teacher, to her amazing work with children with special needs, she never backed away from any challenge. Her dedication and continual pursuit for growth is evident in the degrees she obtained while working full time and raising a family. At the time of her retirement, she was superintendent of Elysian Fields ISD but had also successfully accomplished classroom teaching, special education coordination, counseling and leading other educators as an elementary principal.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and her older sister, Barbara Brunson. She is survived by her husband Bill; daughters, Macy Kauffman and husband Chris of Austin, Texas, Amy Dickson and husband Johnny of Elysian Fields; stepdaughters, Millie Ellis and husband Brad of Elysian Fields; Mollie Hodgson and husband Eddy of Dallas, Texas; siblings, Buddy Davis, Louis Davis, and LaNelle Roberts; grandchildren, the apples of her eye, Ellis and Henry Kauffman of Austin, Hayleigh and Jeb Dickson of Elysian Fields, Jake and Cabe Dickson of Longview, Annabelle and Tucker Ellis of Elysian Fields, and Erin Hodgson of Dallas; and two new grandsons, who will be born shortly after the new year. She is also survived by a host of additional family and friends, including Texanna and Bailey Parks, who always held a special place in her heart.

Pallbearers will be Bart Roberts, Stephen Roberts, Mark Davis, Claude Reeves, Maynard Chapman and Pat Parks. Honorary pallbearers will be Tom Browning, Charles Browning, Joe Browning, David Browning and Steven Marston.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Chris Davis Tucker Courage Scholarship Fund in Elysian Fields ISD, Hospice Longview, or the American Cancer Society

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He is interred in the Gardens of Memory, Garden of Faith, Section 1, row 6.

Minden Press-Herald, Friday, November 3, 1978   David Williams, Jr.   Bert David Williams, Jr. passed away at his home at 1205 Broadway at 8:55 p.m. Thursday night following an extended illness.  He was 33.   Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday in St. John's Episcopal Church with Rev. Robert Park, Rev. Kenneth Paul, and Dr. Ronald Prince officiating.  Interment will follow in the Gardens of Memory under the direction of Rose-Neath Funeral Home.   Mr. Williams was a native of Minden and had lived here all his life. He was employed as a pharmacist at City Drug.  A Member of the St. John's Episcopal Church, he served on the Vestry Board.   Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Judy Gilbert Williams, Minden; a daughter, Ainsley Marie Williams, Minden; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. David Williams, Sr., Minden; a brother, Thomas Kennon Williams, Minden; a sister, Mrs. Barbara Jo Wiley, Winnfield; his maternal grandmother, Mrs. John T. Kennon, Dubberly; and his paternal grandmother, Mrs. Rollin Williams, Sr., Minden.   Pallbearers will be Jerry Benit, Tony LaMarca, Tom Longerier, Dr. Jack Dunwright, James Michael, and Bryan Simmons.   The family requests that any memorials be made to the St. Jude's Childrens Research Hospital in Memphis.  

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Researched by Ann Mays Harlan - Revised by Billy Hathorn