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Carl Dale Beene   (November 30, 1950 - June 6, 1980)   Carl Dale Beene, 29, died on June 6, 1980. A Minden native, he graduated in 1968 from Minden High School. He resided in Houston with his wife, Carolyn Beene, at the time of his death.   Services were held at 10 a.m., June 10, in the Rose-Neath Funeral Home Chapel in Minden, with the Rev. Karl Took, pastor of the Pine Grove Methodist Church, officiating.  Burial followed in the Pine Grove Cemetery.   Other survivors included his mother, Mrs. Pauline Wren Beene of Minden; a sister, Shirlene Beene of Minden (a member of the 1966 MHS graduating class), and his maternal grandmother, Alma Wren.


Russell Minor Bridges



Jack was born to the late Jack Cross Sr., and Dorothy B. Cross (1927-1997). He was reared on Howell Street in Minden near the former Lowe Junior High School. He entered Minden High School in the fall of 1964 and played football and basketball during his freshman year. He graduated with the Class of 1968.
He subsequently served in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War. He was employed by Georgia Pacific Company in New Augusta, the seat of Perry County, Mississippi, near Hattiesburg. He was Baptist.
Jack died on November 5, 2007, in Forrest General Hospital in Hattiesburg, where he and his wife, Beverly Jane Cross (born 1951), resided. Other survivors included a son, Jack Cross, III, of Richland, Mississippi; two daughters, Shelly Cross Puckett of Mendenhall, Mississippi, and Sandra Cross of Hattiesburg; three grandchildren, and a brother, Ralph Elmo Cross (born 1953), a 1971 graduate of Minden High School who resides in McKinney, Texas.
Services were held on November 10 at the Hullett-Winstead Funeral Home Chapel in Hattiesburg. Interment followed in Highland Cemetery there.

Submitted by Billy Hathorn, Class of 1966


Karen O'Dell Eskew  (1950-1994) Services for Mrs. Karen Sue O'Dell Eskew were conducted at 2 p.m., on Thursday, January 6, 1994, at First United Methodist Church of Bossier City, with the Rev. Larry Stafford officiating.  Interment followed in Hill Crest Memorial Park.

Mrs. Eskew, 43, entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, January 4, at Schumpert Medical Center in Shreveport.  She was born on June 26, 1950, in Clovis, New Mexico, to M.S. and Nelva O'Dell. The family moved to Minden in 1962. 

Karen graduated from Minden High School in 1968 and from Louisiana Tech in 1972. She was a teacher.

She was an active member of First United Methodist Church of Bossier City, where she had served in leadership positions. She was a member of the Bell Choir and served as president of the Louisiana Chapter of the AAKP. She was a member of the KKI Teachers Sorority. She received two awards from the National American Association of Kidney Patients.

Karen was survived by her husband, Lynn Earl Eskew (MHS Class of 1968) of Haughton; children, Andre Eskew and Mark Eskew, both of Haughton; her parents; twin sister, Sharon O'Dell Hulse (MHS Class of 1968) and her husband, Steven Lee Hulse (MHS Class of 1968), of Littleton, Colorado; two brothers, the Rev. Larry D. O'Dell (MHS Class of 1969) and wife Judy of Alexandria (later of Shreveport) and Dr. Jack O'Dell and wife Mandy of Ruston (later of Shreveport); mother-in-law Mrs. Dorothy Eskew of Minden; numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and friends.

Pallbearers were Bill Barkas, Johnny Carmichael, Mike Eskew (brother-in-law), Mark Hulse, Bruce Lee, Robert Tooke, Billy Roach, and David Tanner.

The family requested that donations be given to North Louisiana AAKP, 2620 Centenary Blvd., Building I, Suite C, Shreveport, La. 71104 or the First United Methodist Church of Bossier City.

Submitted byu Billy Hathorn


Patricia Ann Evans (Mrs. Franks) 08/11/1949 – 07/1981


Larry Harlan Hamner


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Larry Harlan Hamner died peacefully on September 26 2015 at the age of 65 in Baton Rouge. He was born in Minden, LA on May 1 1950 and is preceded in death by his parents, Virginia Reeves and Emory Maxwell Hamner. He is survived by his children, Genevieve Delaune Hamner Silverman and husband Philip, and Bradley Stewart Hamner and wife Emily, and three grandchildren. A graduate of LSU, Larry spent his entire career as an investigator for the US Dept of Labor, Wage and Hour Division in Baton Rouge. He was a kind-hearted man and enjoyed spending time with family watching movies, parades, and LSU football. He also found joy and beauty in music, amassing an impressive collection of artists of all genres. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, October 8th, at 9:30 a.m. at the Unitarian Church of Baton Rouge, with burial to follow in Lane Memorial Cemetery in Sibley, LA.

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Unitarian Church
8470 Goodwood Blvd
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
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Jerry W. Gamble ( 6 Feb. 1949 - 21 Jun. 2001)


Jonathan Glasscock (August 2, 1950 - November 3, 2008), a Minden native, graduated from Minden High School in 1968. At the time of his death, he was a retired employee of the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries. He was an instructor of hunter safety and an avid sportsman. He had resided in Haughton in Bossier Parish for the previous sixteen years.
Services were held on November 6 at the First Baptist Church of Haughton, with pastor Lowell Kenyan of the River Valley Church of Bossier City and the Reverend Bill Patterson officiating. He was the son of  Oscar Douglas Glasscock and the former Lela Lorraine Couch.
Survivors included his wife of thirty-five years, the former Sharon Clements; a daughter, Alyshia, and husband, Robert Coulson; a son, Matthew Glasscock, and wife, Erin; granddaughter, Alexis Paige Coulson, grandson, James Gage Glasscock; siblings, Marlaine Pitre of Picayune, Mississippi, Pat Megehee of Dubberly, Lolita Lee and Loren Glasscock of Picayune, Annette Dean of Lancaster, Texas, Sylvia Powell of Shreveport,  David Glassock of Dubberly, Darlaine Cook of Heflin, and Robert Glasscock of Shreveport. The family requested donations to the Guatemala Mission Fund at River Valley Church, or First Baptist Church of Haughton.

Submitted by Billy Hathorn, Class of 1966


Faye Anne Hickman interred in the Garden of Memories, section 1, Garden of Fountain of Youth, row 1.The monument reads: Michael Lee Hickman born 6 Feb. 1949 died 21 Jun. 2001  Faye Ann Hickman born 6 April 1950 died 29 Nov. 1995 Sister "Till we meet again"


Sharon Lou O'Dell Hulse (June 26, 1950 - October 10, 2009) died at the age of fifty-nine after a brief illness in Highlands Ranch, a census-designated place in Douglas County, south of Denver, Colorado. She was a homemaker, teacher, and musician.
She was survived by her husband, Steven L. Hulse, also a member of the Minden High School Class of 1968; children, Angie and Trevor Van Wyk, Adam Lee and Lauren Hulse, Ashley and Chris Caplis; grandchildren, Logan, Ryan, and Mason Van Wyk, Taylor and Whitney Hulse, and Shelby Caplis; brothers, the Reverends Larry O'Dell of Baton Rouge and Jack O'Dell of Ponchatoula, Louisiana, both United Methodist ministers; parents, M.S. O'Dell, Jr., and Nelva O'Dell, and Verle and Marguerette Hulse, all of Minden. She was preceded in death by her twin sister, Karen Sue O'Dell Eskew {1950-1994) of Haughton, Louisiana, first wife of Lynn Eskew (born 1948) , also in the Class of 1968. Her brothers-in-law are Mr. and Mrs. Lynn Eskew of Minden and Mr. and Mrs. Mark Hulse of Houston, Texas.

Submitted by Billy Hathorn, Class of 1966


Wayne Kent Jackson (March 2, 1950 - March 15, 2008)
Services for Wayne Jackson of Minden were held on March 18, 2008, at the First Baptist Church of Minden, with the Reverend Wayne DuBose and the Reverend Bill Crider officiating. Interment was at Gardens of Memory Cemetery under the direction of Rose-Neath Funeral Home.
Wayne, the younger son of Lester J. Jackson (1923-1996) and Helen M.Jackson (1922-1998), graduated from Minden High School in 1968. While at MHS he played basketball and baseball  and ran track all four years. He was a delegate to Pelican's Boy's State in 1967 and was a member of the Spanish Club.
Thereafter, he graduated from Louisiana Tech University in Ruston. He was a fisherman and duck hunter.
Survivors included his wife, Judy Jackson; two stepdaughters, Angie Jackson and husband Brian and C.J. Cheatham and husband Chris, all of Minden; one brother, Mike Jackson (MHS Class of 1965) and wife, Sandra West Jackson (MHS Class of 1966) of Minden, and three  grandchildren, Jordan Cheatham, Gavin Jackson, and Elyse Jackson.
Pallbearers were Danny Nation, Eddie Lowe, Jimmie Miller, Mike Powell, Wayne Perryman, Rodney Mason, Eddie Pitman, and Ted Riser. Honorary pallbearers were members of Wayne's Sunday School class.
Special thanks were extended by the family to Northwest Nephrology Group, especially to Dr. Raja Zabaneh for the medical care of Wayne over the previous decade.

Submitted by Billy Hathorn


Danny Lewis Lowry (1950-1985) 

Danny was killed instantly in a tragic tractor accident near Doyline on January 15, 1985. He was 34. Danny was born in McAlester, Oklahoma, on April 17, 1950, to Walter L. Lowry, Jr., (1929-2003) and Helen Louise Lowry (1933-2006).

An Army Spec 4, he was a veteran of the Vietnam War. He was a patrolman at LAAP and had previously been a captain at Wade Correctional Center in Homer. He was a 1968 graduate of Minden High School. He was a member of the Tunica Hill Baptist Church.

According to the Webster Parish Sheriff's Department, Danny was pinned underneath an International 414 diesel tractor which overturned. He and another man, Albert Anderson, were pulling concrete blocks out of the ground to prepare for a garden. They hooked the tractor to a slab. After Danny gassed the tractor, the slab did not move, and the tractor flipped over backwards. The body was recovered by the Minden Rescue Squad, Bayou Ambulance, Webster Parish Sheriff's Department, and the Webster Parish Coroner's office. They were working on Anderson's property on Horseshoe Road west of Dorcheat Bayou between Sibley and Doyline.

Services were held at 11:30 a.m., on January 17, 1985, in the Rose Neath chapel in Minden, with the Rev. Tommy Freeman officiating. Danny is buried along with his parents and paternal grandparents in Section 1, Row 3 of Gardens of Memory. Pallbearers were Dennis Pope (MHS Class of 1969), Paul Moore, Scotty Moore, Jimmy Lynn, John Kirkland, Randy Daniels, Scott Davidson, and Billy Dean Durrett.

Danny's mother Helen Lowry, a Minden resident who was a native of Stonewall, Oklahoma, died in Shreveport on February 13, 2006. She was interred in the family plot on Valentine's Day. Also in the Lowry plot are grandparents Walter L. Lowry, Sr. (1909-1984) and Velma M. Lowry (1909-19

Besides his parents and grandmother,Velma Lowry of Haughton, Danny's survivors included his wife, Kay Lowry of Doyline; his son, Michael Lowry of Brenham, Texas;  two stepsons, Jason and Josh Jones of Doyline; three sisters, Gayle Lowry Beck (MHS Class of 1969) of Minden and Rita Lowry (husband Randy) Lynn, both of Minden, and Joyce Lowry Triplet (MHS Class of 1972) of Homer, and a niece, Michelle Triplet of Homer. As of March 2006,  Michael Lowry was living in Savannah, Georgia. Joyce Triplet was married to David Fontenot, Sr., and was living in Doyline

Submitted by Billy Hathorn




Minden Press, Monday, April 19, 1965

Services Held Saturday

Funeral services for a 17 year old John Harvey
McComic, were held at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Green- Kleinegger
Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. C. H. Land officiating.

Burial was in the Arlington Cemetery at Homer.
Surviving are his parents Mr. and Mrs. H. M. McComic of 406 Whitlock
one brother, Richard McComic of Minden, and one sister, Mrs. Lorene
Prince of Minden.

Submitted by Ann Mays Harlan


Robert M. Monk, Jr. (1950--2003)

Graveside services for Robert M. "Bo" Monk, Jr., 52, were held at 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 25, 2003, at Colquitt Cemetery in Homer. Services were under the direction of Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Homer.

He was born in Minden on November 20, 1950, to Robert M. Monk, Sr., and Miriam Monk. He graduated from Minden High School in 1968. At MHS, he played football, sang in the choir, and was a member of Junior Achievement.

Bo died of heart complications on Friday, March 21, 2003, in Lea Regional Hospital in Hobbs, New Mexico. He owned Bo Monk Pipe Testing, Inc., at 3509 Industrial Drive in Hobbs. As of 2006, the company was still operating under Bo's name.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. He particularly enjoyed fishing and hunting and had restored a 1966 Corvette.

He was preceded in death by both sets of grandparents. Survivors included his wife, Christy Bride Monk of Hobbs, father and stepmother, Mr. and Mrs. Robert M. Monk, Sr., of Homer; mother, Miriam Monk of Minden; son, Will J. Pointer of San Angelo, Texas; daughter, Millicent Martin of Shreveport; sister, Mona Lisa Monk Botzong and husband Raymond Anthony "Andy" Botzong of Minden; and one grandchild. Brother-in-law Andy Botzong died on February 26, 2006. Mrs. Miriam Monk is a retired music instructor from the Webster Parish schools.

  Submitted by Billy Hathorn


  Charlotte Cook Morgan (1949-1992)   Services for Charlotte Cook Morgan, 43, were held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, April 2,  1992, at Parkway Baptist Church in Minden, with the Rev. Don Woodard officiating.  Interment was in the Minden Cemetery, under the direction of Rose-Neath.   Charlotte was born in Ruston on New Years Day, 1949, to M.L. and Gertrude Cook. She died on March 31, 1992, at LSU Medical Center in Shreveport after a short illness.     She was a 1968 graduate of Minden High School , where she was in the pep squad, Latin Club, and Future Homemakers of America. She was a member of Parkway Baptist Church.   Survivors included her parents; paternal grandfather, Dayton Cook of Ruston; two daughters, Peggy Ann Morgan and Trudie Alicia Morgan, both of Minden; two brothers, David Lamar Cook (MHS Class of 1966) of Dubach, and Artis Milton Cook (MHS Class of 1971) of Minden, and several nieces and nephews.
Submitted by Billy Hathorn


Orville Randall Myers


Karen Sue O’Dell (Mrs. Lynn Eskew) born June 26, 1950 died January 4, 1994


Diane Martin Olds
Written by Press-Herald Staff   
Monday, 01 November 2010
Diane Martin Olds passed away suddently in Dallas, Texas Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2010. Memorial services for her were held Monday, Oct. 25, 2010 in Garland, Texas.

She was born August 30, 1950 in Shreveport. She is the daughter of Ernestine “Tine” Hortman of Minden.

She is survived by son, Jeremy Olds and wife, Brittany of Waco, Texas; sister, Kay Martin Kelley and husband, Willie of Mesquite, Texas; and brother, Rodney Hortman, Jr.

She was preceded in death by father, Jimmie Curtis “Doc” Martin; grandparents, Mrs. Miriam Martin, Mrs. Mae House and husband, Dawson; and aunt, Dorliese Lunsford.

Diane finished Minden High School in 1968 and moved to Dallas in 1976 where she worked as an insurance adjustor.
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Joseph David Parker  (22 Oct 1950 - 17 Dec. 1997)

 interred in the Gardens of Memory, row 15, section 4 Garden of the Lord of the Lord's Supper. J. David Parker born 22 July 1950 died 17 Dec. 1997. A  loving husband and father. Also buried in the family plot is Robert E. Parker, Jr. 31 Jan. 1925 - 30 Sep. 2000 Col. US Army WWII  Joseph Thomas Parker born 23 Sep 1921 died 6 Jul 2001 US Army Air Force WWII

Services for Joseph David Parker were held at 10 a.m. Friday, December 19, 1997, in St. Francis Xavier Cathedral in downtown Alexandria, with Rev. Kenneth Mathews officiating.  Burial was in Gardens of Memory Cemetery in Minden, under direction of Hixson Brothers, Alexandria.   David, 47, of Alexandria, died on Wednesday, December 17, 1997 in Rapides Regional Medical Center.   He was a 1968 graduate of Minden High School. He  graduated with a degree in accounting from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. He was secretary-treasurer of Lumber Investors, Inc., a parent corporation of Martin Distributors, Martin Building Materials, Howard Lumber in Minden, and Point Coupee Lumber in Lafayette.  He was past president and past treasurer of Central Louisiana Boy's and Girl's Club, a member of Pineville Lion's Club, and a member of Saint Francis Xavier Cathedral.   David was a quiet, solid, studious individual. He was a loving family man, a hard worker, and an outstanding businessman known for his charity and kindness to the less fortunate.   Survivors include his wife, Janice Branton Parker (MHS Class of 1969) of Alexandria; one daughter, Beth Parker of Alexandria; one son, Brian Parker of Alexandria; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph T. Parker of Shreveport; two brothers, Steve Parker (MHS Class of 1972) of Bossier City, and Perry Parker of Shreveport; two sisters, Margaret Parker Dever of Porterville, California, and Emily Parker Hunt of Pace, Florida. His paternal grandfather and his father, Joseph Parker, since deceased, were the long-time Buick dealers in Minden.   A Christian wake service was held at 7 p.m. Thursday, December 18, 1997, in the chapel of Hixson Brothers, Alexandria.  Memorials were asked for Holy Savior Menard Central High School, the parochial school in Alexandria, through Catholic Foundation, 4400 Coliseum Blvd., Alexandria, LA  71303.
Submitted by Billy  Hathorn


Joseph Ross

picture from the 1968 Grig


Joseph Weldon Ross Class of 1968 Submitted by Billy Hathorn

Joseph Weldon Ross was born on May 29, 1950 in Minden, LA, and passed away September 12, 2016 in West Monroe. He was a fleet and commercial manager at Cooper Buick GMC. Weldon was an avid golfer and sportsman. He was preceded in death by his wife, Judy Ross; mother, Julia Elizabeth Ross and father, C.L. Ross and a brother, Durwood Darrell Ross.
Ross is survived by 2 children; Chris Ross and wife Kristy and Misty Henning and husband Scotty; 2 step-sons, Mike Moore and Mark Moore; 8 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren; sister, Katherine Ross Murphy and husband Larry; two nieces and a host of friends and his extended family at Cooper Buick GMC and a very special friend, Kathy Burns.

A special thanks to Kathy and all the nurses at Louisiana Extended Care Hospital and I.C.U. and staff at Glenwood.

A visitation will be held for Weldon Wednesday, September 14, 2016 from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM at Kilpatrick Funeral Home West Monroe. Interment will be held at Kilpatrick's Serenity Gardens at a later date.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Kilpatrick Funeral Home

West Monroe, LA
Published in The News Star on Sept. 14, 2016


Judy Carol Shaw 


Carolyn Ann Stinson Dodson

Monday, 21 April 2008

Funeral services for Mrs. Carolyn Ann Stinson Dodson, 57, of Minden, were to be held at 10 a.m. today, April 21, 2008 at Rose-Neath Chapel. Minden, with the Revs. Richard Methvin, Ronnie Whitlock and Jim Phillips officiating.

Visitation was held from 4 until 8 p.m. on Sunday, April 20.

Mrs. Dodson was born Nov. 23, 1950 in Magnolia, Ark. and died April 17, 2008 in Bossier City.

Mrs. Dodson was a member of the WPRA, WLBRA, NBHA, LRCA, UPRA, AQHA, APHA, and a lifelong member of the Minden Riding Club. Her life was dedicated to training, producing and breeding barrel horses. Ann was an inspiration and mentor to many and will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

She is preceded in death by her father, Walter Haylon Stinson.

She is survived by her husband, Don Dodson; her mother, Martha Carolyn Stinson; four children, Stacey Colvin and fiancÚ Wade Lollar, Brandy Colvin and wife Debbie, Jason Dodson and wife Shanna and Kathy Blackford; and 10 grandchildren, Corey Colvin, Cody Colvin, Clay Colvin, Meagan Colvin, Macey Colvin, Slade Lollar, Tory Lollar, Bailea Dodson, J.T. Dodson and Steve Vowell

Pallbearers were Joe Lynn Robinson, William Vaughan, Kenneth Gay, Ron Colbert, Robert Page, Cameron Dodson, Loyd Dodson and David Dodson.

Submitted by Cindy Clement Gay


Elizabeth Ann  Stoneking        (She was called "Becky". md. Mr. Sanders.)


Mickey Randel Walker

Minden, LA Mickey Randel Walker, 63, devoted husband, father, and brother completed his earthly tasks and was welcomed in God's arms on Friday, December 13, 2013. Mickey is survived by his wife of 37 years, Patti Ray Walker; daughters, Emily of Minden, Erin of Shreveport, and Julie of Dallas. He is also survived by his brother, Gerald and wife Eunice of Cleveland, Texas; mother and father-in-law, John and Sybil Ray; sisters-in-law, Jerri de Pingre' and husband Benny and Lori Mixon and husband Sandy; and numerous nieces and nephews who adored their Uncle Mickey.

He is preceded in death by his parents, James L. R. and Polly Walker.

Mickey was a loyal employee of 35 years of Aeropres Corporation where he served as Chief Financial Officer. He was an avid golfer, duck hunter and friend to many. Mickey loved "his girls" more than words can say.

He was a member of Minden Presbyterian Church where he served on the Session and sang in the choir for more than 30 years. 

Mickey graduated in 1968 from Minden High School and in 1972 from Louisiana Tech with a degree in Accounting. 

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Rose-Neath Minden and services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, December 16, 2013 at First Baptist Church. The family will receive friends from 5 until 7 p.m. Sunday at Rose-Neath Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Minden Presbyterian Church or the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

Pallbearers will be David Dumas, Tim Kennedy, Jim Ritchie, Fred Cabiness,

Tommy Walker, and John Earnhardt.

Honorary pallbearers will be employees of Aeropres Corporation.

Submitted by Linda Holt Moorehead, Class of 1961


Jo Lynn Walker

Jo Lynn Walker Lower 

Jo Lynn was such a beloved sister and we were fortunate to have her.  Jo Lynn Walker was born March 6, 1951 in Auburn, MS to Wayne and Arlene Walker.  She passed away May 11, 2015.  She graduated from Minden High School in 1968 and completed nursing school in Amarillo, TX in 1970.   She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr.  Larry Lowery of Guymon, OK, and a sister, Charlotte Walker Anderson.  Jo Lynn is survived by her son, Patrick Lowery;daughter-in-law, Robin; granddaughters, Locksley and Daveny of Monroe, LA.   Jo Lynn is also survived by two brothers, Edward Walker and Gary Walker, and their families,  Her three surviving sisters include Torchie Walker Monk, Sandra Walker Worley and Judy Walker Gilbert.  Jo Lynn was deeply loved by her many nieces and nephews as well as numerous extended family members and friends.  The world was a little brighter because of her wonderful and loving heart.



Berry Kiler Walston (1950 - 2001)           Services for Berry Kiler Walston, 51, were held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, October 9, 2001, at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Minden, with the Rev. Jimmy Alderman officiating.  Burial was in Gardens of Memory.   Berry, a lifelong resident of Minden, died on Friday, October 5, in Minden, after a sudden illness, He was a 1968 graduate of Minden High School and a member of the Methodist Church. He had been a pipefitter for some thirty-six years in construction and was an active member of Pipefitter's Union Local 141 in Shreveport.

He was preceded in death by his father, Brad B. Walston, on December 24, 1980.

He was survived by his wife, Mary Callender Walston; mother, Morene Moore Walston; daughter, Amy Denise Thornhill of Minden; stepson, Jerome Vance of Shreveport; sisters, Peggy Walston Brown of Baton Rouge and Dinah Walston Garland of Shreveport; brother, Brad B. Walston of Salem, Ore.; and a host of nieces and nephews, including two special nephews, Tracy Todd and Tim Brown.

Submitted by Billy Hathorn



Dinah Walston

Dinah Walston Garland (1950 - 2011)
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Dinah Morene Walston Garland

SHREVEPORT, LA Dinah Morene Walston Garland, beloved by many, passed away on September 15, 2011 in Shreveport after a courageous battle with breast cancer. She was born on August 15, 1950 to Brad and Morene Walston.

Dinah was born and raised in Minden, LA and moved to Shreveport in 1987. She retired from the State after working 30 years for the Louisiana Public Service Commission. Her true calling in life was teaching fitness to enhance the lives of her many students. She was a certified instructor at various levels in pilates, yoga, and spinning.

Dinah taught fitness classes at various places in the city including all of the Willis Knighton health and fitness centers, LSUS, and Fitness World. Her passion for studying and learning enhanced her ability to constantly encourage her students to evolve to their next level of fitness as well as in their overall health. She would always encourage and inspire everyone around her to do more than they thought possible. She was a teacher, instructor, and best friend to everyone she knew.

Dinah never knew a stranger. She made it a point to know everyone in her large circle of students, acquaintances, and friends on a personal basis. Her many friends knew her to be kind, caring, loving, devoted, and always there if someone needed help. She was a giver in all respects and never expected anything in return.

She was preceded in death by her father, Brad Berry Walston; brother, Berry K. Walston. She is survived by her mother, Morene Walston; son, Tracy Lynn Todd and grandsons, Austin and John; sister, Peggy Walston Brown and husband, Bentley Brown and their daughter, Krystal; special nephew and son to her sister Peggy Brown, Timothy Garrett Brown and his wife, Trisha; great-nieces and nephew, Brianna, Garrett and Gabi Brown;; brother, Brad Bea Walston and wife, Dorothy and their children, Amanda and Brad Caleb; and lifelong best friend, Chad Garland.

Visitation with the family will be from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Monday, September 19, 2011 at Rose-Neath's Southside Chapel. There will be a private memorial service and inurnment at a later date.

A special thanks goes to, Dr. Ronny Byrd, who was not only her personal physician and close friend, but her Sunday school teacher as well. Many thanks go to Dr. James Jackson, and Dr. Michael Moore, her many friends and physicians who supported her, as well as the nurses and staff of Willis Knighton Hospital who were there for her as well.

Siubmited by Linda Holt Moorehead, Class of 1961


Minden Press-Herald     

Tim Williams (1950 -Aug. 11, 2004)

Funeral services for Tim Williams, 54 will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, August 13 Funeral services for Mr. Tim Williams, 54, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 13, 2004, at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Minden with the Rev. Bill Ichter officiating and the Rev. Wayne DuBose and the Rev. Bill Crider assisting. Burial will follow at Gardens of Memory Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 6 until 9 p.m. today, Aug. 12, at the funeral home. Mr. Williams, a native of Shreveport and a resident of Minden, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 11, in Shreveport.

 He is survived by his parents, Dr. and Mrs. Sam Williams of Minden; two brothers, David Larry Williams and wife Jean of Colleyville, Texas, and Robert Samuel Williams and wife Judy of Texarkana, Ark.; two nieces; two nephews; and a number of aunts, uncles and cousins.

Compliments of Cindy Clement Gay



Minden, LA

Sally Dianne McFarland

Sally Dianne McFarland, beloved mother, sister and friend to many, went home to be with the Lord on the morning of Feb. 10, 2015. Dianne was born in Minden Sept. 16,1950, to Audrey and Beulah White. Dianne was preceded in death by her parents; her sister, Freda Sikes; and her husband, Ted McFarland.

Dianne graduated from Minden High School in 1968. She owned and operated a daycare center in Minden for many years. Her favorite pastimes were cooking and gardening (and watching her Arkansas Razorbacks play football). Dianne was a member of First Baptist Church of Minden.

Visitation will be from noon until 1:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 13, 2015, at Rose Neath Funeral Home in Minden, with graveside services immediately following at 2 p.m., at Gardens of Memory in Minden. Officiating will be the Rev. Sammy Morrow, assisted by the Rev. Bill Crider.

Dianne is survived by her daughter, Juli McFarland of Minden; sister, Bonnie Brown and husband, Murell of Marshall, Texas; sister, Judy Warren of Mendenhall, Mississippi; brother-in-law, Ron Sikes and wife, Helen of Keithville; and several (much loved) nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Murell Brown, Randy Brown, Robert Ervin, Norman McMillon, Ron Sikes and Greg Sikes.

The family wishes to express special thanks to Dr. Joe Bolger and the staff of Minden Medical Center for their loving care over the last 18 months and also to all of the other doctors and medical staffs that have cared for Dianne over the last several years.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee.

Submitted by Linda Holt Moorehead, Class of 61



 NOTICE: The above obituaries were compliments of Ann Mays Harlan and Billy Hathorn except for Ted Williams which was submitted by Cindy Clement Gay.