Donald Ray Mosley (October 3, 1952 - November 1, 2008) was born in Homer but reared and resided in Minden. He attended Minden High School.

Services were held on November 4, 2008, at the Rose-Neath Chapel in Minden with the Rev. Bill Ichter officiating. Interment was at Gardens of Memory. He is preceded in death by his mother, Matilda “Tilley” Mosley, and a brother, William A. “Skipper” Mosley (1947-2002), Minden High School Class of 1966.

Survivors included his wife, Greta Mosley of Minden; father, Alfred Mosley of Minden; stepmother, Christine Mosley of Minden; sons, Allen Ray Mosley and wife Jennifer of Minden and Brandon Scott Mosley of Virginia Beach, Virginia; sister, Terri Elain Williams of Bossier City, and six grandchildren.

Submitted by Billy Hathorn




JOHN DUDLEY BELL - Written by Press-Herald Staff, Thursday 04, January 2007

Memorial services for John Dudley Bell, 55, of Conway, Ark., will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, January 6, 2007 at Grace United Methodist Church in Conway.

Visitation will be held from 6 until 8 p.m., Friday, January 5, at Grace United Methodist Church in Conway.

Mr. Bell was born September 8, 1951 in Starkville, Miss., and died Tuesday, January 2, after battling a long illness.

He was an active member of Grace United Methodist Church in Conway and belonged to Partners and Friends Sunday school class.  Dudley volunteered at Fort Roots VA Hospital, was active with youth missionary work and an active volunteer with Habitat for Humanity.

After graduating from Minden High School in 1970, Bell gave 30 years of service to AT&T as a communications technician in Arkansas, Texas, and Louisiana.  Bell and his wife enjoyed traveling and playing golf and in 2004 they were blessed with their grandbaby, Lizzie, the apple of Pepaw’s eye.

He was preceded in death by his father, Raymond Lamar Bell Sr.

He is survived by his wife of 21 years, Glenda Kay Corder Bell; his mother and step-dad, Gloria J. Young and Stanley J. Kaczenski; one daughter and son-in-law, Jodi Leanne and Shane Tuttle; three sons and daughter-in-laws, John Dudley Bell Jr, Christopher Michael and Whendie Long and Keith DeWayne and Lisa Kirklin; a granddaughter, Elizabeth Baylee Tuttle; three step-granddaughters, Rachel, Amber and Taylor; brothers, Raymond and wife Benita Bell, Roger and wife Liz Bell; and many nieces and nephew’s and loving friends.

Mr.Bell was a loving husband, father, grandfather and son.  His faith in God carried him through the long illness. He lived 19 years following his liver transplant in 1988.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Grace United Methodist Church or Arkansas Regional Organ Recovery Agency.

Submitted by Susan Fields and Ann Mays Harlan


'Raymond Anthony Botzong (1952-2006)

Graveside services for Raymond Anthony "Andy" Botzong, 53, were held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, March 2, 2006, at the Whispering Pines Cemetery on the Cotton Valley Road, with the Rev. Roy Strother, pastor of North Acres Baptist Church, officiating.

Andy was born in Oceanside, California, on April 1, 1952, to Lessie Bea Sewell Botzong and Charles Everett Botzong. He relocated to Minden with his family when he entered school. He graduated from Minden High School in 1970. He was a former employee of the Fibrebond Company in Minden. He died suddenly in Minden on Sunday, February 26, 2006.

Andy was preceded in death by his father, his brother, Charles David Botzong (1958-1992), and his brother-in-law, Robert M. "Bo" Monk, Jr. (1950-2003).

He is survived by his mother and two sons, Marco Anthony Botzong of Manassas, Virginia, and Raymond Matthew Botzong of Minden.

Mrs. Lessie Botzong was a Minden High School cafeteria worker from 1964-1992. She said that the loss of both her sons has been very difficult but that prayer of family and friends is making a difference.

Submitted by Billy  Hathorn



  Al L. Burkhalter, Jr. (1952-2003)

Services for Al L. Burkhalter, Jr., 51, were held at 11:30 a.m., Friday, June 20, 2003, at Rose-Neath's Minden Chapel. Dr. Randy Hales officiated, assisted by Rev. Bill Ichter. Burial was in Gardens of Memory.

Al died of cancer in Minden on Wednesday, June 18, 2003. He was a Minden native and a 1970 graduate of Minden High School. He was a metal fabricator of Fibrebond. He  enjoyed fishing, hunting and gardening: his favorite hobby was deer hunting with his brother behind his mother's house in Sibley. He was preceded in death by his father, A. L. Burkhalter, Sr., and his grandparents, Albert and Carrie Burkhalter, and Joe and Dera Murphy, all of Webster Parish.

Survivors included his loving wife, Sheila Garrett Burkhalter of Minden; two sons, Bert Burkhalter and Garrett Burkhalter; two daughters, Lauri Burkhalter Chandler and Shelby Burkhalter; two granddaughters, Nicole and Madison Chandler, all of Minden; mother, Jimmie Ruth Murphy Burkhalter of Sibley; one brother, Joe R. Burkhalter and wife, Genie, of Haughton; one sister, Nancy Burkhalter McDearmont and husband, Joe, of Shreveport; two dear aunts, Ellen Burkhalter of Minden and Nettie Murphy Noles of Sibley; three nieces, one nephew, three cousins and a host of friends.

Pallbearers were Neven Hooter, Huey Clement, Ronnie Semmes, Tommy Hathorn, Steve Toms, and Ellis Michael.

The family wishes to thank the staff at Willis Knighton Cancer Center and, especially, to Dr. Joyce Feagin and Dr. Lane Rosen and their staffs for the caring treatment Al received. Thanks also to Northwest Regional Hospice for their loving care of Al and his family. Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church, Emmanuel Baptist Church, or the donor's choice.

Submitted by Billy Hathorn



Peggie Lynn Colvin Robinson


Peggie Lynn Colvin Robinson

Obituary Guest Book

View Sign Peggie Lynn Colvin Robinson, age 61, of Gainesville passed away on Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013, at Gwinnett Medical Center.

Memorial services are scheduled for Friday, Jan. 3, 2014, at 1 p.m. in the chapel of Memorial Park Funeral Home with interment to follow in Memorial Park Cemetery. The Rev. Bruce Morgan will officiate. The family will receive friends on Friday, Jan. 3, 2014, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., prior to the service at the funeral home.

Peggie was born in Minden, La., on Oct. 13, 1952. She was the eldest of three children born to Leonard and Peggie Colvin of Big Canoe, Ga., (formerly of Gainesville, Ga.). Due to her October birthday, Peggie enjoyed celebrating the fall season in numerous ways. Hosting elaborate Halloween parties for her children, nieces, nephews, and friends was great fun for Peggie. Even her cherished Border Collie, "Boo", was adopted and named in honor of the holiday.

Peggie's love for animals began at an early age. Her favorite pastime as a child was playing "horses" with her Aunt Nitsie. Later in life, she spent many happy hours training Boo for agility trials. She also served on the board of the Humane Society and could frequently be found at PetSmart working in the adoption center. Many dogs and cats found their way into loving homes due to Peggie's efforts.

Peggie was an avid gardener. She grew a large variety of plants including fruit trees, vegetables, botanicals, annuals, perennials and herbs. Peggie could frequently be found relaxing with friends and family in the beautiful gardens around her home. She was an excellent cook and spent many hours canning, dehydrating foods and creating delicious dishes with home-grown ingredients.

Peggie graduated from Minden High School and North Georgia College. After graduation, she worked in the insurance industry and later became a financial adviser in partnership with her father at Merrill Lynch in Gainesville, Ga.

In the last few years of her life, Peggie devoted her time and energy to help raise her son's girlfriend's child she loved and cherished. In her role as Nana Peggie, she found joy and happiness. In the end, she gave her life for this child. She believed that children deserve to have adults in their lives that care about them unconditionally. Her life is testimony to that belief.

Peggie is survived by her parents, Leonard and Peggie Colvin, Big Canoe, Ga.; son, Dennis Robinson, Gainesville, Ga.; son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Donna Robinson, Woodstock, Ga.; and their child, Dreya; sister and brother-in-law, Susan and Sandy Heard, Gainesville, Ga.; and their children, Jennifer, Jessica, and Matthew; brother, Richard Colvin, Gainesville, Ga.; and his children, Tiffany and Dustin; and an extended family of aunts; uncles; and cousins who loved her.

The family requests in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society of Northeast Georgia. Tribute gifts may be donated online at or by check to the Humane Society of Northeast Georgia, 845 Ridge Road, Gainesville, GA 30501, phone number 770-532-6617.

Memorial Park Funeral Home, 2030 Memorial Park Road, Gainesville, GA 30504, is in charge of arrangements.

Submitted by Linda Holt Moorehead, Class of 1961



Charles Louis Doyle (1952-1975)

Charles was born in Minden on May 6, 1952. He died in Pineville on May 29, 1975. He is buried in Section G of the Minden Cemetery beside his parents, Jack A. Doyle, Jr., (1916-1953) and Ruth Durrett Doyle (1920-1994). Jack Doyle was a World War II veteran -- La PFC Co D 172 Inf. 32 Inf. Div WWII BSM.

Charles graduated from Minden High School in 1970. He played football and ran track between 1966 and 1969. He was a freshman class officer from 1966-67 and served on the Student Council in his senior year.

He was survived by his mother; a brother, Jack E. "Gene" Doyle, III, and his sister, Virginia Doyle Isaacs. Gene Doyle graduated from MHS in 1966 and Louisiana Tech (business) in 1970. Since his brother's death, Gene and his wife Barbara and sons Chris (born 1973) and Kevin (born 1975) have lived in Missouri, Kansas, and Colorado. They retired to Houston in 2006. Virginia Isaacs graduated from MHS in 1968 and Louisiana Tech in 1972. She resides in Shreveport

Ruth Doyle was widowed when she was 33. A popular first grade teacher at Richardson Elementary School, Mrs. Doyle worked hard to rear three small chidren. Charles was not yet two years old when his father died. Her personal dedication was an inspiration to family and friends. The Doyles attended the Catholic Church in Minden.

Submitted by Billy Hathorn


Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Thomas Lynn Cummins
A private family service for Mr. Thomas Lynn Cummins, 53, of Shreveport, will be held, and per his wishes, he will be cremated.
Visitation with the family will be Thursday, July 28, 2005, at Osborn Funeral Home in Shreveport, from 4 until 7 p.m.
Mr. Cummins passed away Sunday, July 24, 2005. Thomas was born March 30, 1952 in Minden, to Leland Haygood and Aubrey Taunton Cummins. He was a graduate of Northwestern State University and was a financial service advisor with AIG Valic. He previously had been with Morgan Stanley, and as a district manager with Arkla Gas/ Noram for 22 years.
Before moving back to Shreveport in 1990, Thomas was very involved in activities in New Boston, Texas, including the Chamber of Commerce, Kiwanis Club, Lions Club, Zoning and Planning Commission, Little League Baseball and the Military Affairs Committee.
His parents preceded him in death.
He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Carol; sons, Leland K. Cummins and Ashley Mercer, Lt. Matthew H. Cummins (USAF) and wife, Amy; granddaughter, Madelyn Michelle Cummins, who Tom loved dearly; brother, Richard L. Cummins of Bentonville, Ark.; and a host of other family and friends.
Thomas enjoyed spending time with his family, cooking, playing golf with his sons, going flying, and treasured his time with his granddaughter.
The family would like to express sincere thanks to the caregivers at Christus Schumpert-Highland Hospital and Peggy Cheney for the loving and compassionate care Thomas received.
Tom gave the gift of life through organ donation. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Louisiana Organ Procurement Agency, 3501 North Causeway Blvd., Suite 940, Metairie, Louisiana 70002.

Submitted by Cyndy Clement Gay


Bob Greer, 58, Class of 1970

Bob Greer was found lying in the hall way of his house Monday morning by the Sikes  pest control guy, who was scheduled to spray the house.  Bob was supposed to be gone. So he had access to the key.  When he went in, there was Bob on the floor.
He graduated in 1970. His older sister Francis is married to one of the McGowen twins.
Bob worked for Newt Brown Construction.
Visitation is 5 to 8 tonight.  Funeral is at 11 AM Thursday at Roseneath. Burial will be at
the Colquitt Cemetery, east of Haynesville.

Submitted by Stanley Sanders, Class of 1968


Suzanne Lowrey  (1952-1997)




Eric Williams, an Episcopal priest, was living in Baton Rouge at the time of his death in 2002.  As per his wishes, he was cremated and is interred at the new St. Columb's Church just outside of Brandon, MS (northeast of Jackson).  He was the priest who ramroded the building of the current and new church...hence his wish.

Rev. Eric B. Williams  -  Published in The Advocate, Baton Rouge, June 18, 2002   Class of 1970 The Rev. Eric B. Williams, a priest in the Episcopal Church, the fourth rector of St. Luke's Episcopal Church, former rector of St. Columb's Episcopal Church in Jackson, Miss., and former rector of St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Abbeville, died Saturday, June 15, 2002, at his residence in Baton Rouge.  He was 49.  He was a decorated U. S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War and a helicopter pilot.  He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, Distinguished Flying Cross first oak leaf cluster, Army Commendation Medal with the V device, Bronze Star, awarded the Purple Heart three times and the Honor Medal of the Republic of South Vietnam.  Visiting at St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 8833 Goodwood Blvd., from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday.  Visiting at the church from 10 a.m. until religious service at 11 a.m. Wednesday, conducted by the Right Rev. Charles E. Jenkins, Bishop of Louisiana, assisted by the clergy of St. Luke's Episcopal Church.  Survived by his wife, Sally Siakel; mother, Dot K. Williams; three daughters, Dana, Tess and Chloe Williams; and three brothers, Rickie, Johnny and Scott Williams.  Preceded in death by his father Rollin Williams, Jr.  Memorial donations may be made to Camp Hardtner, c/o St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 8833 Goodwood Blvd., Baton Rouge, La. 70806.  Rabenhorst Funeral Home East, 11000 Florida  Blvd., in charge of arrangements. (NOTE:  Cremains are interred at St. Columb's Episcopal Church in Jackson (Ridgeland), Miss.

Submitted by Ann Mays Harlan and Billy Hathorn






1970 or 1971?

Minden Press-Herald, Monday, March 23, 2009

Morris Melton

Funeral services for Mr. Morris Melton, 55, of Minden will be held Tuesday, March 24, 2009,at 2 p.m. at Rose-Neath Funeral Home Chapel in Minden with the Rev. Ronnie Whitlock officiating.  Interment will follow at Gardens of Memory.The family will receive friends today, March 23 from 5 until 8 p.m. at Rose-Neath Funeral Home.

Mr. Melton was born June 21, 1953 in Minden.  He entered into rest Friday, March 20, 2009, in Shreveport. He was a 20-year veteran of the Minden Police Department.

He is survived by his mother, Sibyl Melton; Son, Jeff Melton and wife Jacquelyn; daughters, Jennifer Melton and Marissa Melton; grandchildren, Jacob, Jeffrey, Jaxon and Remi; the mother

of his children, Linda Melton; and sisters, Nelda Talton, Nedra Parker, Marshia Davis and Nancy Goodwin.

Pallbearers will be Bobby Joe Parker, Dickie Davis, Lynn Goodwin, Pete Talton, Tiger Harvell, Jason Goodwin, Richard Parker, Jimmie Davis and Chad Davis.

Submitted by Ann Mays Harlan, Class of 1958




Artis Cook

Artis Cook (April 9, 1952 - July 20, 2008) graduated from Minden High School in 1971. At MHS he played football from 1967-1969 and baseball from 1968-1971. He died after a two-year fight with cancer.
Services were held on July 23 at Rose-Neath Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Larry Taylor officiating. Interment was at the Minden Cemetery.
Artis was survived by his wife, Becky Cook; sons, Brandon Cook and Clint Cook; daughter, Mandy Rowell; brother, David Cook (MHS Class of 1966); and nine grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Charlotte Cook Morgan (MHS Class of 1968).
Pallbearers were Wayne Bailey, Shawn Rowell, Ryan Anderson, Jimmy Jenkins, Clint Cook, Brian McLaughlin, Brandon Cook, Michael Taylor, and Glen Morgan.

Submitted by Billy Hathorn, Class of 1966




  (Note: She was a member of the National Honor Society when she graduated from MHS in 1971)

Dr. Donna Green Holder

November 22, 2011 Staff Reports

Funeral services for Dr. Donna Green Holder will be held Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2011, at 10 a.m. at the Rose-Neath Funeral Home Chapel in Bossier City with Bro. Billy Pierce and Bro. Leland Crawford officiating. Interment will follow the service at Gardens of Memory in Minden at 12 p.m. Visitation will be held today (Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2011) from 4 until 7 p.m. at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Bossier City.

Donna was born on Sept. 9, 1953 and entered into rest on Nov. 18, 2011.

Donna obtained her Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology and Master of Science in Chemistry from Louisiana Tech and her Doctor of Medicine from Tulane University School of Medicine before completing her residency at Alton Ochsner Medical Foundation in New Orleans. She served as Vice Chairman, Assistant Professor and Director of Pediatric Anesthesia at LSUHSC.

Donna was preceded in death by her father, Robert Leo Green and mother, Margie Marie Green.

Survivors include her son, Christopher Holder of Bossier City; brother, Robert Green and wife, Barbara of Minden; niece, Melanie Green Earnhardt and husband, Chris of Minden; and nephews, Michael Green of Baton Rouge and Mark Green of Haughton. She is also survived by a host of other relatives, many dear friends and her goddaughter, Sophie.

A special thank-you is extended to Ann Watson, Shannon Watson and Karen Perry for their devotion to Donna and her family.

Donna will be remembered for her generosity, compassion, love and care that she has shown to her family, friends and patients.

Honoring Donna as pallbearers will be Tim McKenzie, Steve Murphy, Belvis Pierce, Butch Smith, Buster Toms and Robert Waites.

The family suggests memorials to the Susan G. Komen Foundation, 5005 LBJ Freeway Ste. 250, Dallas TX 75244.

Submitted by Ann Mays Harlan, Class of '58


Judy Perkins Coker
August 25, 1954 - September 7, 2016
Service Date: September 11, 2016 at 2:00 pm
Funeral Home Rose-Neath Minden
Place of Service First United Pentecostal Church
no visit
1972 MHS Graduate

Judy was born August 25, 1954 in Haynesville, Louisiana and entered into rest September 7, 2016 in Shreveport, Louisiana after a short battle with cancer. She was an avid gardener who loved her flowers, a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great cook.

She is survived by her husband Michael Coker of Sibley, son Cody Coker and wife Tomo of Sibley currently serving in the U.S. Navy in Japan, daughter Lori Branch and husband Kyle of El Dorado, Arkansas, sister Dewanda Perkins of Minden, brother Michael Perkins and wife Mary of Houston, Texas, grandchildren Cade, Callie, Cooper, and Sara, nieces Kelsey Perkins and Mindy Banks and great nieces Karmin and Kyndee.

The family extends special thanks to the Drs. and staff at Willis Knighton North.

Submitted by Linda Holt Moorehead, Class of 61 & Ann Halan, class of 58

Submitted by Susan Fields



Larry Dean Hunter (October 15, 1953 - November 15, 2007), a Minden native and a 1972 graduate of Minden High School, died in Foreman, Arkansas, where he resided. Larry worked in a paper mill in Ashdown. He died of lung cancer.Services were held on November 17 at Madden Funeral Home Chapel in Ashdown, Arkansas, with the Reverend Jason Calhoun officiating, with assistance from the Reverend Keith Riley. Interment was in Gardens of Memory Memorial Park in Minden.
He was preceded in death by an infant son, Larry Dewayne Hunter, and a brother, Robert Hunter.

Survivors included his wife, Sharon Hunter of Foreman; two sons, Nathan Dean Hunter (born 1978) and wife Brandy of Winthrop, Arkansas, and Caleb Lewis Hunter (born 1983) of Foreman; two brothers, Bennie L. Hickman and wife Pat T. Hickman of Lady Lake, Florida, and Herman "Doc" Hunter (MHS Class of 1964) and wife Aundria Gray Hunter of Texarkana, Arkansas; and one sister, Vickie Riley and husband Samuel L. Riley of Minden.

Submitted by Billy Hathorn, Class of 1966




Anita Carolyn Myers
Funeral services for Mrs. Anita Carolyn Myers, 51, of Minden will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday July 11, 2006 at Calvary Baptist Church with the Rev. Jim Crain officiating. Burial will follow at Gardens of Memory.
Visitation will be held from 5 until 8 p.m. today, July 10.
Mrs. Myers was born in Minden and died on July 8, in Claiborne Parish. She was an Administrative Secretary at Northwest La. Developmental Center.
She is preceded in death by her father, Jerald Myers.
She is survived by her mother, Patsy Kincaid and husband Bill of Bossier City; brother, Don Myers of Minden; step-sister, Allison Mosholder; half-sister, Blair Inez Myers; nephew, Travis Jerald Myers; niece, Jessica Diann Myers; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

As Published in the Minden Press Herald, July 10,2006 Shreveport Times, Tuesday, July 11, 2006   Funeral service held for Minden woman   A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. today for a Minden woman who died Saturday afternoon after crashing her motorcycle head-on into another vehicle in Claiborne Parish.   The service for Anita Myers, 51, will be at Calvary Baptist Church, with burial in Gardens of Memory in Minden.  Rose-Neath Funeral Home of Minden is handling the arrangements.   Myers was westbound on State Highway 518 just west of Old Athens Road around 4:45 p.m. when she failed to negotiate a curve to the right and drifted into the opposing lane into the path of a 2002 Chevrolet pickup driven by Sophie Burns, 42, of Homer, according to a report from State Police Troop G.   Myers, whom state police described as in "inexperienced motorcycle rider," was pronounced dead at the scene.  Burns was transported to Homer Memorial Hospital for observation and treatment of minor injuries.   There was no evidence of alcohol or drug involvement, and Burns voluntarily submitted to a blood sample for analysis.  Toxicology was ordered on Myers, state police said.  



Cheryl STEWART Robinson born 3 Nov. 1952 died 18 Jul 2003. "With condolences from afar, we lay at rest Minden's evening star. With one so sparking, bringing everywhere life anew, it is painful that we say adieu." She is buried beside: Daniel W. Stewart born 4 Sept. 1897 died 10 Sep. 1982.  and Ruth MIMS Stewart born 21 Apr. 1900 died 10 Nov. 1969. She had two brothers Douglas and Robert Webster Stewart. Cheryl died 18 July 2003 in Garland, Texas. Her father was a lawyer in Minden, Louisiana.

Submitted by: Steve Townsend



Lt. Philip R. Jones - Gardens of Memory - Gardens of the Fountain of Youth; Row 9, Killed in a plane crash in the United States Air Force. Second Lt. Lot 36, Space 3; Born 24 February 1953 Died 14 December 1976.

Philip Randall Jones (1953-1976)

Second Lieutenant Philip Jones, a 1971 Minden High School honor graduate, was killed on December 14, 1976, in a freak mid-air collison between two U.S. Air Force training jets near Reese Air Force Base in Lubbock, Texas. Jones was a student at the U.S. Air Force Pilot Training School at Reese. He was scheduled to graduate on December 17. He played basketball all four years while attending MHS. Instead, he was buried a day after his classmates received their air training credentials.
Jones' body was discovered still strapped to his seat, which had been thrown some distance from the wreckage. Jones was piloting an Air Force T38 Talon jet, which was also occupied by his instructor, First Lieutenant Robert Jones of Las Cruces, New Mexico. Robert Jones had ejected from the plane but was injured and hospitalized.

The pilot and the instructor who occupied the other T38 jet parachuted to safety and were not injured. According to a Reese Air Force Base spokesman, the two twin-seated jets were conducting routine training missions from Reese when the accident occurred at 12:53 CST.

Jones was dead at the site of the impact, some 1.5 miles southwest of Enochs, Texas, near the Texas-New Mexico boundary. An Air Force spokesman said that the two aircraft fell to earth about a mile apart. One plane burned on impact.

Jones' body was flown to Sheppard Air Force Base in Wichita Falls for an autopsy.

Jones had planned to be married in two weeks. On graduation, he would have remained at Reese as an instructor pilot. Reese was among those bases closed in the 1990s as part of the recommendations of the Base Realignment And Closure Commission.

At the graduation, Jones would have been designated as one of his class's outstanding graduates and would have received the Air Training Command, Commander's Cup, which signifies his having achieved the highest grades in both academic and flight training programs.

He graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs in 1975 and had received a master's degree in history from Indiana University in Indianapolis earlier in 1976.

He was preceded in death by his father, paternal grandmother and both grandfathers. Survivors included his mother, Rowena E. Jones (born 1929); two brothers, Mark Jones , then of Baton Rouge, and Gordon Jones, then of Minden; one sister, Tracy Jones, then of New Orleans, and his maternal grandmother, Rowena P. Grice (1896-1983) of Haynesville.

Services were held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, December 16, in the First United Methodist Church of Minden, with the Reverend Tracy Arnold officiating.  Burial was in the Gardens of Memory under the direction or Rose-Neath Funeral Home.

Compliments of Billy Hathorn and Ann Mays Harlan



Deborah Smith      

Deborah Jane Smith Roberts

Shreveport, LA - In a stunning victory of life over death, God tenderly gathered Deborah into his arms in the early morning on Wednesday, January 15, 2014. She is at peace today from the cancer, which overwhelmed her body.

She left us the gift of memories of her spirit: a stalwart love and commitment of self for family, friends and faith; a creative mind who loved books, music, cooking and entertaining; a talented and wise businesswoman who was a successful CPA, a fun-loving companion, and a truth-teller who expected the truth from others. Her life made a difference and changed all of us who knew her.

Deborah Jane Smith Roberts was born on July 2, 1953 in Minden, Louisiana. She graduated from Northeast Louisiana University in 1974. She was a bold, adventurous woman who loved traveling and still aspired to live in Provence or Tuscany for a year. She had a remarkable memory for names, faces and stories; she loved people. There were so many facets in her life, which included being a private investigator, a Girl Scout leader for the "Rat Pack," and even breeding and showing Polish Lowland Sheepdogs. Deborah was a strong supporter of women and women's rights. She was one of the first women CPA's in Louisiana.

She loved her community and was a leader by spirit or title in all of the organizations she joined. She was President of the Board for the Montessori School for Shreveport, active in the YWCA, the Shreveport/Bossier Choral Ensemble, the 
Susan G. Komen Foundation, Twentieth Century Club, and certainly in First Presbyterian Church of Shreveport. Most of all, she loved her family, keeping relationships as her first priority. Deborah loved fiercely and unconditionally. 

The family will receive visitors from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. on Friday, January 17th at Osborn Funeral Home. The service will be held at First Presbyterian Church on Saturday, January 18th at 10:00 in the morning with the burial to follow at the Pleasant Valley Methodist Church Cemetery (16835 Highway 371, Minden, LA 71055). Officiating will be Dr. Chris Currie and Rev. Sarah Cooper Searight.

Her father, Jack R. Smith, and her mother, Faye Smith, preceded her in death.

She is survived by her husband of 28 years, Stephen G. Roberts Sr. and their daughter, Mackenzie Roberts. Additionally, she is survived by step-daughters: Emily Roberts Lewis (Kevin) and Catherine Goerner Hall (Beau); and step-sons: Stephen G. Roberts, Jr., Patrick Hobby Roberts (Courtney) and Phillip Goerner (Kathleen). Ten grandchildren called her Dee Dee. She has a sister, Janice Smith Allison, a brother, Jack R. Smith Jr. (Donna), and an adoring mother-in-law, Enid Bott Roberts.

The pallbearers for her service will be: John Kinnebrew, Charles Black, Perry Pringle, Ron Roberts, John Herzog, Harry Truslow, Orlando McDay, Dee Peterson, J. Vern Williams, Doug Thompson, Kerry Gordon and Leslie Johnson. The honorary pallbearers will be The Shreveport/Bossier Choral Ensemble and Circle #7 of First Presbyterian Church.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the 
Susan G. Komen Foundation , Northwest Louisiana (2015 Fairfield Avenue, Suite 2C, Shreveport, La 71104) or to the Pleasant Valley Methodist Church Cemetery Fund (16835 Highway 371, Minden, LA 71055). - See more at:
========================== I don't know this lady but y'all might.  I would assume she went to school in Minden since it says she was born here and skipped to her graduating from Northeast (LA University).    

I just realized I have a 1970 Grig and found Deborah Smith with the Class of 1971 in that Grig.  (Deborah Jane Smith Roberts)


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




David Alan Triplet (1953-2007) was an electrician for Tucker Electric in Minden who had a passion for music, flowers, and aircraft. He died in Minden of inoperable cancer on May 5, 2007. David was a member of the Minden High School Class of 1971 but did not graduate.   He was preceded in death by his brother Russell L. Triplet (1954-1991), a 1972 MHS graduate and also an electrician, who was killed in an accident.   Services for the Minden native were held on May 9, 2007, at Rose-Neath Chapel in Minden, with the Rev. Bill Ichter officiating.   Survivors included his wife, Mary Hammontree Triplet of Minden; mother, Doris Joan Jarrett Triplet of Sibley; father, Clyde K. Triplet and wife Joe Ann of Minden; son, Nathan A. Triplet of Shreveport; step-son, Derek R. Chandler of Arcadia; step-daughter, Heather M. Chandler of Ruston; sister, Stacy T. Garcie of Sibley; brother, Michael Lee "Mike" Triplet of Minden; one grandchild, Jace Kelan Triplet of Shreveport, and numerous nieces and nephews.
David is interred in Gardens of Memory in Minden.

Submitted by Billy Hathorn



MHS Class of 1972
Debbie Raborn

Debbie Faye White Raborn

Bossier City, LA Funeral services for Debbie Faye White Raborn will be
held Wednesday, September 5, 2012 at 10 a.m. at Rose-Neath Funeral Home
Chapel in Minden. Officiating will be Rev. John Cannon. Interment will
follow at Gardens of Memory in Minden. The family will receive friends
from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, September 4, 2012 at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in

Debbie was born September 29, 1954 in Olla and entered into rest
September 1, 2012 in Bossier City. Debbie was manager of radio stations
in Reno, NV for many years. She loved animals, fishing, and trying to
grow things.

She was blessed to have three dad's John Davis, A.H. Lemmons, and
parents Benny and Helen White, and her son Timmy Raborn preceded her in

She is survived by her daughter Kimberly Cory of Shreveport, sister
Christy Spears and husband Randal of Minden, brother Terry White and
wife Kelly of Bossier City, grandchildren Brittany Cory, Harley Cory,
Victoria Cory, and Michael Cory, and one great-grandchild Brennan Moore.

Pallbearers will be Cory White, Justin Spears, Jay Spears, Randal
Spears, Charles Sessions, and Christopher Holder.

The family extends a special thanks to LSUHSC, St Joseph Hospice and
Heritage Manor of Bossier City.

Submitted by Kent Dailey, Class of 1973



Russell L. Triplet (August 21, 1954- December 7, 1991)   Minden native Russell Triplet was a lineman for Claiborne Electric Co. in Homer. He died from injuries sustained in an  accident. He was a member of the 1972 graduating class of Minden High School and a Baptist.

He was divorced from Joyce Marie Triplet of Minden.

Survivors included his daughter, Michelle Marie Triplet of Minden; his mother, Doris Jean Jarrett Triplet, then of Ringgold and later of Sibley; his father and stepmother, Clyde K. Triplet and the former Joe Ann Crawford Spillers of Minden; his sister, Stacy Triplet Moss of Ringgold, later Stacy Garcie of Sibley; two brothers, David Alan Triplet (1953-2007) and Michael Lee "Mike" Triplet, both of Minden; paternal grandparents, Hubert L. Triplet (1905-1995) and Ruby M. Triplet (1908-1997) of Minden, and maternal grandmother Gladys E. Clark (1907-1993) of Minden.

Services were held at the Minden Rose-Neath Chapel with the Reverend Cloy Chapman (1932-2001), then the pastor of Eastside Missionary Baptist Church, officiating. Interment was in Gardens of Memory Cemetery.


Submitted by Billy Hathorn



Full Name: Georgia Ann Hardy Browder
Address: Heflin, Louisiana (LA)
Born: 12/05/1955
Died: 12/07/2013
Visitation: 12/10/2013
Service: 12/11/2013
Cemetery: Gardens of Memory

Funeral services for Georgia Ann Hardy Browder will be held Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at 10 a.m. at Rose-Neath Funeral Home Chapel in Minden, Louisiana. Officiating will be Rev. Vance Moore. Interment will follow at Gardens of Memory in Minden. The family will receive friends Tuesday, December 10, 2013 from 5 until 8 p.m. at Rose-Neath Funeral Home.  Georgia was born December 5, 1955 in Minden, Louisiana and entered into rest December 7, 2013 in Shreveport, Louisiana.  Her father George Hardy preceded her in death.  She is survived by her husband Dennis Browder of Heflin, mother Marie Elmore and husband James of Haynesville, son Brandon Eskew of Heflin, daughters Courtney Browder of Heflin, Haley Eskew of Heflin, sister Dana Clark and husband Dave of Ft. Worth, Texas, brother Steve Hardy and wife Lisa of Homer, and granddaughter Makenzie Eskew of Heflin.  Pallbearers will be Preston Wood, Mike Pruitt, Lance Roberts, Bryan Guice, Mark Gloer, and Chad Swan.   Roseneath Funeral Home Chapel, Minden, La.  

Submitted by Susan Fields, Class of 1972



Gary Wayne Powdrill (1952-2002)

Services for Gary Wayne Powdrill, 50, were held at 10 a.m. Thursday, November 14, 2002, at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Minden, with the Rev. Wayne DuBose officiating. Burial followed in Minden Cemetery.

A Minden native and a 1973 graduate of Minden High School, Gary died on November 11, 2002. He was a truck driver.

Survivors included his wife, Mary Powdrill; daughter, Jennifer Powdrill; mother, Yvonne E. Powdrill, and older sister, Linda Powdrill, all of Minden.


Martha Roberts
Minden Press-Herald, Monday, February 17, 2014
Martha Roberts Poole

Funeral services were held for Martha Roberts Poole, 59, at 2 p.m., Monday, Feb. 17, 2014 at Rose-Neath Funeral Home Chapel in Arcadia.  Rev. Randy Ray officiated.  Interment followed at Hurricane Cemetery.
She was born July 12, 1954, in Minden, to Leon and Mary Roberts.  She entered into rest on Friday, Feb. 14, 2014, in Shreveport.
She is preceded in death by her father, Leon Roberts.
She is survived by her husband, Randy Poole of Arcadia; mother, Mary Roberts of Minden; three brothers, Jimmy Roberts and wife, Jewell of Haughton, Richard Roberts of Dallas and David Roberts and wife, Terra of Sibley; stepson, Cody Poole of Winnsboro; stepdaughter, Amanda Poole of Greeley, CO; mother-in-law, Shirley Poole of Arcadia; and many nieces and nephews and other friends and relatives.
Pallbearers were Cody Poole, Chuck Marsh, Lance Roberts, Brandon Smith, Toby Clemmens and Austin Clemmens.
Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1942

Submitted by Ann Mays Harlan, Class of 1958



Sympathy to the Starkey Family.

James "Jim" Leonard Starkey, 57, passed away December 7, 2012 at his residence in Walker, LA. He was a native of Minden, LA. He was a Paramedic and Registered Nurse for over twenty years. He was currently employed at Capital House Nursing Home and Rehabilitation as the Director of Nursing. He dedicated his life to helping others wherever he was. He will be greatly missed by those who knew and loved him. He was preceded in death by his parents, Richard and Nora Starkey. He is survived by his loving wife, Shelli Starkey, two sons, James Starkey, II and his fiancÚ' Kristen Moak and Joshua Starkey and his wife Lindsey, his daughter Chelsea Starkey and fiancÚ' Shawn Henderson, all from Minden, LA; two stepchildren, Kyle and Kayla Thornton, his brother Jerry R. Starkey and his wife Phyllis, from Monticello, AR. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, December 11, 2012 from 5:00pm until 9:00pm at Seale Funeral Home Denham Springs. Visitation on Wednesday will begin at 10:00am. Bro. Fred Dyess will conduct religious services in the funeral home chapel at 2:00pm. Burial will follow in Evergreen Memorial Park. Please sign the online guestbook at

Submitted by Tom Carey, Billy Hathorn and Linda Holt Moorehead   And THANKS to John Aagan for letting us know what year he graduated




David Fox -Class of 1974

David Lee Fox
September 28, 2004
EL DORADO, AR - Services for David Lee Fox, 48, will be held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, September 28, 2004 at First United Methodist Church. Officiating will be Rev. Jim Polk and Rev. Phil Pinkard.

Mr. Fox, a resident of El Dorado, AR, died Saturday, September 25, 2004 at Medical Center of South Arkansas. He was born August 4, 1956 in Shreveport, LA, parents, William Earl Fox and Virginia Stewart Fox. Mr. Fox was a chemical engineer for Amercable; member of International Cable Engineers Association and El Dorado Jaycees and was an Eagle Scout. He was a member of First United Methodist Church.

He was preceded in death by his father, William Earl Fox.

He is survived by wife, Elizabeth "Lis" Fox of El Dorado, AR; mother, Virginia Fox of Minden, LA; daughter, Stephanie Alice Fox of El Dorado, AR; sister, Jenell Kidd of Minden, LA; nephew, Josh Tucker and niece, Jena Tucker, both of Minden, LA.

Memorials may be made to the David Lee Fox Memorial Scholarship Fund at Simmons First Bank, Account 86151901. Contributions may be made at any Simmons First Bank location throughout Arkansas. Young's Funeral Directors

El Dorado, AR 870-863-7121



Linda Carol Kirkland born 18 October 1955 - 29 November 1999 daughter of Carol L. Whitfield and Darryl Kirkland; interred in the Garden of Memory Cemetery, Row 13, Lots 25-26; Lt 25 Sp 8, Row 12 Garden of Faith. She was a granddaughter of E. Mildred Moore and Charles Lewis Whitfield; sister of Renee Kirkland and Darry Kirkland.

Minden Press-Herald, Friday, December 2, 1999

Religious services for Linda Carol Kirkland will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, Dec. 3, 1999, at the Rose-Neath Chapel in Minden.  Interment will followin Gardens of Memory Cemetery in Minden.  She died Monday, Nov. 29 at her home in Angola following complications from pneumonia.Mrs. Kirkland was born Oct. 18, 1955, and was a native of Minden.  She was employed by Louisiana State Penitentiary.

Ms Kirkland was preceded in death by her mother, Carol Whitfield. Survivors include three children, Michael, Paul and Amanda of Angola; Her father and stepmother, Derald Kirkland and wife Mary Jo of Minden; grandmothers, Mildred Whitfield and Irma Kirkland of Minden; two brothers, Derald Kirkland, Jr. of Baton Rouge and Neil Lee of Minden and three sisters, Renee Larroux of Baton Rouge, Sharon LaBorde of Denham Springs, and Lisa Toland of Minden.

 Pallbearers will be the Honor Guard from Louisiana State Penitentiary and her nephews.

 Visitation will be today, Dec. 2 from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m., and Friday, Dec. 3 until 9 a.m. at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Minden.

Submitted by Ann Mays Harlan




Minden Press-Herald, Thursday, November 8, 2007

Keith Dowell Bays

A memorial service honoring the life of Mr. Keith Dowell Bays, 50, will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2007 in the West Chapel of First Baptist Church, Minden with the Rev. Bill Ichter and the Rev. John Cannon officiating.

Mr. Bays was born Sept. 1, 1957 in Homer and died Nov. 1, 2007 in Houston, Texas.

Mr. Bays was employed in the Central Technology of Operations division of J. P. Morgan Chase.  He will be remembered by his family and friends as a generous, caring and compassionate man.  He possessed many gifts, but his soul was ever humble.  His kind and gentle spirit was a testament to a life of grace in Christ.

He is preceded in death by his father, Joe D. Bays; maternal grandparents, C. L. and Grace Sale, paternal grandparents, Deltis and Nelwyn Bays; and cousin, Brittian Simms.

He is survived by his mother, Carolyn S. McDaniel; two stepfathers, James W. McDaniel and Joe Warren; one sister, Kelly B. Kennedy and husband Tim; four aunts, Jeannine S. Miller, Montie S. Haley, Sara B. Simms and husband Sidney and Nancy Bays;  six cousins,

Dr. Mark D. Miller, Deannine Haley, Blaine Simms, Sara Margaret Locke, Ashley Kilgore and Owen Kilgore.

The family requests than in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Star of Hope Missions, 6897 Ardmore, Houston, TX, 77054, or to the Shreveport-Bossier Rescue Mission, 901 McNeil, Shreveport, LA  71133.

Submitted by Ann Mays Harlan, Class of 1958



Richard Carlton Branch

September 21, 1956 - July 30, 2016

Service Date: August 2, 2016 at 2:00 pm

Funeral Home Rose-Neath Minden

Visit 1 p.m. til service time Tuesday August 2, 2016

Funeral services for Richard Carlton (Rick) Branch will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, August 2, at Rose-Neath Funeral Home Chapel in Minden, Louisiana. Interment will follow at Minden Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 1 p.m. until service time.

Rick was born September 21, 1956, in Minden, Louisiana, and entered into rest July 30, 2016, in Shreveport, Louisiana.

He graduated from Minden High School with the Class of 1975. He grew up in Lakeview Methodist Church, Minden, and was presently attending First Baptist Bossier City. He worked in insurance and computer technology. He loved LSU sports and rarely missed an Independence Bowl. He was an amazing husband, father, and grandfather.

He is survived by his wife Donna Branch of Shreveport, mother Jeanne Branch of Minden; daughters Lauren Branch Watkins and husband Matthew of Minden, Amy Branch Abney and husband Ray of New Orleans; stepchildren Anna Crenshaw and husband Brady of Shreveport, and Morgan Hinds of Haughton; brothers Tenney Branch and wife Debbie of Minden, Bill Branch and wife Suzanne of Pineville; grandchildren Hayden, Cooper, and Taylor Watkins, Graecyn and Drayden Abney, Ezra and Naomi Crenshaw, Justin and Paige Hinds.

Pallbearers will be Webb Sentell, Allen Moore, David Maxey, Joe Toland, Roy Lilly, Lewis Coker, Lamar Rentz, and Randy Rentz.




Mark Dennis Clement

Mark Dennis Clement, age 59, a resident of Fordoche and native of Minden, was born on May 24, 1956 and passed away on Monday, April 25, 2016, at his home surrounded by his wife, Lindie Landry Clement, and other family members.

Mark was a life-long heavy equipment operator and was a current employee of Pointe Coupee Parish Police Jury.

He is survived by his mother Joan Wiley Luck of Minden; step-mother Evelie Clement of Lake Charles; and mother-in-law Romona Landry of Fordoche; sisters and their husbands Cyndy C. Gay (Kenneth) and Becky C. White all of Minden and Mandy C. Barber (Ron) of Chino Valley, Arizona; step-brothers Ted Gilchrist of Lake Charles and Kevin Luck of Minden; sisters-in-law Sherry L. Meche (Randy) of Highland Falls, New York and Kathy L. Alston (Joe) of Hurley, Mississippi; son Wiley M. Clement (Sarah) USAF, Italy and daughter Casey C. Granger (Justin) of Beaumont, Texas; step-daughter Amie B. Buriege (David) of Livonia, and step-son John M. Griffin of Tennessee; and his eight grandchildren Arianna, Eva, and Carl Clement, Rhett and baby girl Granger, Chayse and Wyatt Buriege, and Cameron Griffin, along with numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

Mark is preceded in death by his father Guy Clement Jr., step-father Joe Luck, brother-in-law Roger White, and nephew Keith Mangrum.

In lieu of a burial Mark has chosen to be cremated and a memorial will be held on Thursday, April 28, 2016, at Victory Park, located at 711 Gladney St. in Minden from 5 until 8 p.m.

Donations are welcomed to the Janelle Lacombe Cancer Foundation, Fordoche, or Minden St. Jude Auction, P.O. Box 583, Minden, LA 71058 in lieu of flowers.

Submitted by Ann Mays Harlan, Class of 58



Debra K. Francis Shelley








Debra K. Francis Shelley
Written by Press-Herald Staff   
Friday, 23 November 2007
Funeral services for Mrs. Debra K. Francis Shelley, 50, of Minden, will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 25, 2007 at First Baptist Church, Minden, with the Rev. Wayne DuBose officiating. Interment will follow at Doyline Cemetery, Doyline, under the direction of Rose-Neath Funeral Home, Minden.

Visitation will be held from 5 until 9 p.m. on Saturday at Rose-Neath Funeral Home.

Mrs. Shelley was born Oct. 6, 1957 in Minden and died Nov. 21, 2007 in Minden.

Mrs. Shelley was a lifelong resident of Minden. She graduated with honors from Southern Arkansas University, Magnolia, Ark. with a bachelor of science degree in nursing. She married Randy Shelley, the love of her life, on Oct. 27, 2001. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Minden. She loved and lived life to the fullest. Mrs. Shelley loved her profession and loved helping people. For her, being a part in the delivery of a new child was tops. She also loved to cook and bake for others.

She is survived by her husband, Randy Shelley of Minden; her parents, Charles and Betty Francis of Haughton; one son, Josh Lynn Davis and Angela Davis of Minden; two daughters, Kristi Kaspar and husband Terry of Belleview, NE and Rayla Brooke Shelley of Minden; two brothers, Danny Francis and his daughters, Shelby and Shelley Brown and Dean Francis and wife Jenifer and their children, Turner and Trace, all of Minden; grandchildren, Skylar Mason Davis, Hannah Presley Davis, Autumn Olivia  Kaspar, Aidan Christian Kaspar, Ethan Aeron Kaspar, Jayden Avery Trotter; her beloved Yorkie-Poo “Sam”; her mother and father-in-law, Jack and Ruth Shelley; one brother-in-law, Rick Shelley and Mary Ann; one sister-in-law, Rebecca Sherrard and Gary, all of Doyline; special friends, Butch and Rita Peaker; and numerous other relatives and friends.

Pallbearers will be John Thompson, Butch Peaker, Ellis Michael, Kevin Marks, Ken Marks, Gary Sherrard, Galen Marks and Rick Shelley.

Honorary pallbearers will be city and parish law enforcement officers and the Minden Fire Department.

Mrs. Shelley will be missed by all who knew and loved her, but we know she is in God’s hands.



Kristi “Kiki” Brunson McGowan
Funeral services for Kristi “Kiki” Burnson McGowan, 49, will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, April 21, 2006, at Rose-Neath Chapel in Minden with Bro. John Lary and Bro. Tom Carlton officiating. Burial will follow at Lane Memorial Cemetery in Sibley under the direction of Rose-Neath Funeral Home.
Visitation will be held from 5 until 7 p.m., today, Thursday, April 20.
A native and resident of Minden, McGowan died Tuesday, April 18 in Minden. She was a nurturing, loving mother, sister, grandmother and friend. She always put others first. She will be truly missed by all who knew and loved her.
II Timothy 4:7-8, “I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: And not to me only, but unto all them also that love His appearing.”
She is preceded in death by her parents, Buddy and Essie Jo Brunson; and step-mother, Barbara Brunson.
She is survived by her sons, Eric Lee and wife Amy of Minden and Kolby Lee and wife Julie of Benbrook, Texas; daughter, Kourtney Lee Fogleman and husband Trey of Tom Ball, Texas; brothers, Lane Brunson of Minden; sisters, Sherry Whitman and husband Tommy of Lisbon, Kay Perez and husband Eddy of Dubberly, Patricia Harper and husband Pat of Dubberly, Melissa Evans and husband Chris of Bossier City; grandchildren, Jessica, Sawyer and Maddox Lee, Tyler, Brandon and Connor Lee and Abigail Fogleman; numerous nieces, nephews and friends; and special friends, Jeff McGowan, Marcia Lee, Annette Igo and Debbie Shelley.
Pallbearers will be Ron Prince, Greg Lee, Todd Whitman, Jeffrey Lee, Mical Bruson and Wesley Chanler.
Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN, 38105-1942.

Submitted by Cyndy Clement Gay



 Howard Robinson III  

This is a nephew of Dovye Thornton Culpepper of PA, who is or has been on Minden Memories. She is a published author. "Little Henry" lived next door to me in Minden from 1957, when he was born, to 1959, when he moved with his parents to Bossier City. I haven't seen him since probably 1970. His sister Milly (Class of 1977) operates or operated an antique shop in downtown Minden for years. The obit says she is now in Magnolia, AR. Henry and his father, an AL native, were both in the Air Force.
Howard Robinson III, Henry Hank, passed away Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015. He was 58 years old. Henry was from Minden and lived in Frankston in Anderson County in East Texas at the time of his passing.
Preceding him in death were his parents, Howard Robinson, Jr., and Labanda Thornton Robinson of Minden.
He is survived by his wife, Brenda Robinson of Frankston, Texas; sister Milly Rose and husband Rev. David Frizzelle of Magnolia, Arkansas.
His children are Suzanne Robinson, Ben Wheeler of Texas; Rachel Stevens, Royse City, Texas; Howard Robinson, IV, Royse City, Texas; and Josh and Hailey Gilbert, Montalba, Texas.
Grandchildren include Celeste Robinson, Annah Stevens, Emmah Stevens, Colton Robinson all from Royse City, Texas; Jackson and Jacob Gilbert from Montalba, Texas, and one great-grandchild, Sebastian Stevens from Royse City.
The funeral will be Saturday, Nov. 28. at 1 p.m. at the Autry Funeral Home Chapel in Frankston, Texas. Viewing and family hour will be from 10 a.m. until noon at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Old Rock Hill Cemetery in Chandler in Henderson County, Texas.
Henry was a 1975 graduate of Minden High School and was a 1980 graduate of Christ for the Nations Bible College in Dallas, Texas.

In the 70’s, Henry was in the United States Air Force. He was also a welder for many, many years in Texas.
He was an amazing Christian singer and songwriter for over 40 years. He was also an accomplished guitarist and auto harpist.
II Timothy 4:6-8 For I am now ready to be offered and the time of my departure is at hand. I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith. Henceforth, there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the Righteous Judge, shall give me that day.
Matthew 25;21 His Lord said unto him, well done thou good and faithful servant: Thou has been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things, enter into the joy of the Lord.

Submitted by Billy  Hathorn, ClASS OF 66



James McQuiller - Class of 1976
Graveside services for Mr. James Phillip McQuiller, 45, will be held at 2 p.m. today, Dec. 27, 2002, at Gardens of Memory Cemetery with the Rev. J. Roddy Taylor, senior pastor of First United Methodist Church, officiating. Services are under the direction of Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Minden.
Mr. McQuiller, a native of Monroe and a resident of Minden, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 24, at I. H .S. of Minden, after a lengthy illness. He was a resident of Minden most of his life and was a 1976 graduate of Minden High School. He attended Louisiana Tech University and Northeast State University, and was a surveyor in the construction industry.
He is survived by his parents, James Henry and Billie Jean McQuiller of Minden; sister, Barbara J. McQuiller of Shreveport; and a host of other relatives and friends.
The family requests that memorials be made to First United Methodist Church of Minden, located at 903 Broadway in Minden, 71055.

(from Minden Press)



Mark Joseph Powell*
Funeral services for Mark Joseph Powell, 46, of Minden, will be held at
10 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 13, 2006, at Rose-Neath Chapel with the Revs.
Wayne DuBose and Randy Hales officiating. Interment will follow at
Gardens of Memory Cemetery under the direction of Rose-Neath Funeral Home.
Visitation will be held from 5 until 8 p.m. on Thursday.
Powell was born in Madison, Wisc., and he died Jan. 9, 2006, in Minden.
He was an avid fisherman, Mudbug fan and he loved NASCAR. He was a crane
operator for Reynolds Industrial.
He is survived by his parents, J.B. and Jean Powell of Minden; one son,
Adam Joseph Powell, who is currently stationed in Iraq with the U.S.
Army; one daughter, Jennifer Powell of Minden; one sister, Kelly Powell
Behrendt and husband Richard of Bossier City; two brothers, Jay Powell
and wife Lisa of Tyler, Texas and David Powell of Baton Rouge; one
grandson, LaKynn Futch of Minden; two nieces, Jordan and Madison Powell
of Tyler, Texas; and one nephew, David Behrendt of Bossier City.
Pallbearers will be Roger White, Alan Savell, Alan Moore, Dale Thornton,
David Powell and Tim Holden.
Honorary pallbearers will be J.B. Powell, Adam Powell, Frank Hicks,
Lonnie Simpson, Jim Cox and L.J. Walker.

Compliments of . Sharon HenniganWaters

I clipped this from the Press Herald obits. Mark graduated with my
brother David, (class of 1976) and his family were our neighbors on
Nella Street. Mark was a very sweet boy. I understand he passed away
from an aggressive cancer.



Steven Edward Parker  - Written by Press-Herald Staff

Wednesday, 24 December 2008

Funeral service for Steven Edward Parker, 50, will be held Friday, Dec. 26, 2008, at 2:30 p.m. at Rose-Neath Funeral Home Chapel in Minden with the Rev. Richard Methvin and the Rev. Jim Phillips officiating. Interment will follow at Gardens of Memory Cemetery. The family will receive friends Friday, December 26 from 10 a.m. until service time.

Steven was born Aug. 2, 1958, at Homer and entered into rest Dec. 23, 2008 in Minden following a sudden illness.
His father Thomas E. Parker preceded Steven in death.

He is survived by his mother, Marie Parker of Minden; son, Steven Drew Parker of Minden; sisters, Cheryl Whatley and husband Ronnie of Minden, Sally Pope and husband John of Las Vegas and Terri Parker of Farmerville; one grandchild, Paige Alexis Parker of Minden; niece, Haley Stevens Cedotal of Plaquemine; nephews Joshua Pope of Las Vegas, Gene Paul Stevens of Plaquemine, Dusty Adcock of Farmerville; great-niece, Sterling Adcock of West Monroe; great-nephew, Brayden Cedotal of Plaquemine; and many, many friends.



Vickie Clement Foster

Written by Press-Herald Staff - Friday, 20 February 2009

Funeral services for Vickie Clement Foster will be held Sunday, Feb. 22, 2009, at 2 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church in Minden. Officiating will be the Rev. Jim Crain. Interment will follow at Lane Memorial Cemetery in Sibley. The family will receive friends from 5 until 8 p.m. Saturday, February 21, 2009, at Rose-Neath Funeral Home

Vickie was preceded in death by her husband, Roy A. Foster, Jr. and her sister Leslie Willis.

She is survived by her parents, Frances and Huey Clement of Minden; nephews, Eric Streetman and wife Mandy and Justin Kopf; niece, Lacy Honea and husband Stephen; great-niece Caydence Kop; great-nephews, Austan Kopf and Nathan Honea; and numerous cousins friends and special friend Donnie Roberts of Homer.

Pallbearers will be Eric Streetman, Justin Kopf, David Maxey, Gary Kopf, Gary Dullye, and Luke Adams.

  She died suddenly of a brain aneurysm.  It has been hard on the family because she was the picture of health and it came on so suddenly.  She was only 49 years old.  Please keep the family in your prayers.  She was a very sweet girl and will be missed by all who knew her.  Submitted by:  Cyndy Clement Gay


Cynthia Ann Maxey

Sherry, Cindy was in the class of '77. She was younger than her brother David. She was a straight a student. A majorette. And, I THINK I remember her playing the trumpet in the band. Not sure about that. I was sorry to hear about her death.
Sharon Hennigan Waters

Cindy would have graduated with the Class of 1977, she was one year behind me in school.

John Agan, Class of 1978

                      DEATH OF CYNTHIA  ANN MAXEY
                             SERVICES August 14, 2010

Obit is today’s Minden paper.  Graveside only at 9 in the morning at Lane Memorial Cemetery in Sibley.  I think she graduated from MHS in 1977 but not sure.
Submitted by Ann Mays Harlan, Class of 1958

Cynthia Ann Maxey
was predeceased by her parents Barbara Ann Mays and
Henry Cecil Maxey both 1956 graduates of Minden High School.
She is
survived by a brother, David Maxey.

Some of you may remember Henry Cecil Maxey as being a champion basketball
player. Before enrolling at MHS he attended school at Sibley. Barbara attended
school at Doyline before her parents, Mr. & Mrs. Irving Mays, moved to Ash Street
in Minden.

                           Posted: Thursday, August 12, 2010 10:33 am

A Minden, Louisiana woman was killed about 10:20 p.m. Monday in a single-vehicle accident on Germantown Road in Webster Parish.

Louisiana State Police Troop G responded to the wreck 4.4 miles south of Louisiana 534.

According to investigating troopers, Cynthia Ann Maxey, 51, was driving south on Germantown Road in a 1988 Mazda RX when for unknown reasons, she crossed over into the northbound lane of travel, overcorrected to the right, and lost control of the vehicle. Thereafter, Maxey ran off the right side of the road then struck a tree on the vehicle's driver side.

Maxey, who was restrained at the time of the crash, was pronounced dead at the scene by the Webster

Dear Classmates and Friends, 

Thanks to Linda and Bill for sending the obit for Barbara and Cecil's
daughter. Both Barbara Mays and Cecil Maxey graduated in 1956. They
are both interred in the same grave plot in the Lane Memorial Cemetery
in Sibley. I am not sure about Cecil, but Barbara was cremated.

Here is the obituary of Cynthia Ann Maxey.  We found David Maxey
in the class of 1975.  Still could not find Cynthia in the Grigs. For now
we will put her in the class of 1973.  If any of you know where she belongs
please let us know.

Cynthia Ann Maxey

Written by Press-Herald Staff   
Friday, 13 August 2010

A graveside memorial service for Ms. Cynthia “Cindy” Maxey, 50, of Minden will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 14, 2010 at Lane Memorial Cemetery in Sibley, with cousin, Mike O’Brien officiating.

Cindy passed away suddenly August 9, following a car accident.

She is survived by her only brother, David Clayton Maxey, 52, of Minden; her nephew, Brian David Maxey; and three nieces, Leah Marie Maxey, April Nicole Maxey and Brianna Leanne Maxey.

Ms. Maxey was preceded in death by her father, Henry Cecil Maxey and her mother, Barbara Ann Maxey and many loving aunts, uncles and cousins.

Cindy was a graduate of Minden High School and received her Bachelors degree in Pharmacology from Long Island University in New York.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Cindy’s honor at Richland State Bank in Minden, where a special memorial fund has been set up in her name.

All friends and loved ones are cordially invited to attend her memorial service in Sibley Saturday morning.

Submitted by Linda Holt Moorehead and

to Bill Scott...for sending this link. See if this link will work.



David Hamm  (Passed away in the early 80’s, Motorcycle accident)
Born  4 September 1960 died 26 October 1982
Garden of Memories Cemetery - Lot 26 Space 6
Row 7, Garden of The Lords Supper 

Minden Press-Herald, Thursday, October 28, 1982:     Class of 1978?

 David Eugene Hamm, 22, of Minden, passed away on Tuesday, October 26 in Schumpert Medical Center following a brief illness. Services were held at 10 a.m. today in the Rose-Neath Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. T. W. Barnes and Rev. Mike Braswell officiating.  Interment was held in the Gardens of Memory.Mr. Hamm was an employee of Ruskin Manufacturing.

 Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Glen Hamm of Minden; paternal Grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Cooper of Minden; maternal grandparents,Mr. and Mrs. Leo Jones also of Minden; a brother, Donald Hamm of Minden; two aunts and uncles, Mr. and Mrs. Denny Smith of Monroe and Rev. and Mrs. Ronald Nations of Natchitoches; and several cousins.

 Pallbearers were Fred Jernigan, Weldon Thomas, Michael Gray, Keith Riley, Randy Kelly, and Tony Whitlow.  Honorary pallbearers were Allen Haygood, Tommy Davis, Daniel White, Ellis King, and all fellow workers and friends at Ruskin.

Submitted by Ann Mays Harlan, Class of 1958




Anthony Wayne Williams

MAY 16, 2014

On one unusually hot day, Oct. 27, 1960, Anthony Wayne Williams was born. As a child, he liked playing cowboys and indians and drawing. He realized his dream when he grew up to become a soldier. Nicknamed "Chicken" by a childhood friend, he was affectionately called by most of his friends and family. To others, he was simply "Wayne."

After graduating from Minden High School in 1978, he quickly enlisted in the United States Army. He faithfully served for six years and was honorably discharged in March of 1985. When he served in Germany, he was nicknamed Guy-U, which is the German equivalent for Chicken.





Keith Cupples
Funeral services for Mr. Keith Cortez Cupples, 41, will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 3, 2002, at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Minden. Visitation will be held today, April 2, from 5 until 8 p.m., at the funeral home.  Mr. Cupples, a native of Shreveport and a resident of Richardson, Texas, passed away suddenly, Friday, March 29, at his residence. He attended school in Minden and received his degree in accounting from Northeast Louisiana University.  At the time of his death, Mr. Cupples served as senior financial adviser in the Contract Ledger Group at Nortel Networks. Since joining Nortel in 1997, he received several awards for service excellence. His positive attitude and willingness to "go the extra mile" were respected by and will be missed by both his peers and seniors alike.  Prior to joining Nortel, he was employed for 10 years by Sanden International (U.S.A.) Inc., first as an accounting supervisor. Management quickly recognized his character, work ethics, and leadership skills by appointing him to finance manager.  His smile, laugh, wit, kindness, compassion, integrity, and passion for life enriched all who knew and loved him. He is survived by his longtime companion, Stan Barnett of Richardson; parents, Douglas and Cortez Cupples; brother and sister-in-law, David and Lisa Cupples; nephews, Jordan and Derek Cupples, all of Minden; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.  Pallbearers will be Johnny Johnson, Brant Miller, Aaron Girlinghouse, Johnny Timmons, Steve Barnett and David Sistrunk.In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Cathedral of Hope Building Fund, P.O. Box 35466, Dallas, TX 75235, First Baptist Church in Minden, or Lakeview United Methodist Church Soup Fund in Minden


1979 Dana Ford
Daughter of Carl Ford, Jr., MHS Class of 1946. She was also the niece of Molly Ford, Class of 1957 and Jean Ford, Class of 1950.

Dana Yvonne Veuleman
December 17, 1957 - June 10, 2015
Service Date: June 13, 2015 at 10:00 am
Funeral Home Rose-Neath Minden
Place of Service Rose-Neath Funeral Home - Minden Chapel
Visitation with the family will be held Friday, June 12, 2015 from 5-8 p.m. at Rose-Neath.

Obituaries ╗ Dana Yvonne Veuleman

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Dana Yvonne (Ford) Veuleman

Dana Yvonne Veuleman, 63, passed away June 10, 2015. Funeral services celebrating her life will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 13, 2015 at Rose-Neath Minden Chapel. Interment to follow at 2 p.m. in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Many, LA. Visitation with the family will be held Friday, June 12, 2015 from 5-8 p.m. at Rose-Neath.

Dana was born December 17, 1951 in Minden, LA. She worked for Peoples State Bank, later as a Cosmetologist, and Northwestern Louisiana State Police. Dana enjoyed being a homemaker, gardening, and loved spending time with her family and grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Luther Charles Veuleman Sr.; parents, Carl and Jackie Whitlock Ford; and son-in-law Daniel Hebert.

Left to cherish her memory are her sons, Luther Charles Veuleman and wife Aubrianne of Shreveport, LA, Danny Veuleman of Dallas, TX, William Veuleman and wife Christy of Little Rock, AR, Robert Veuleman and wife Jackie of Georgia; daughters, D’Licia Ford Hebert of Shreveport, Pamela Trammell and husband Jay of Texarkana, TX; twin brother, Danny Ford and wife Carolyn of Bossier City, LA; grandchildren, Landon Mitchell, Madeline Mitchell, Luke Hebert, Emily Hebert, Avery Powell, and Cayden Veuleman; 15 step-grandchildren; nieces, Lauren Ford Wilson and husband Joshua Todd, Lindsey Ford; nephews, Dustin Ford and wife Beth, Nathan Ford and wife Jackie, and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Honoring Dana as pallbearers will be Charlie Veuleman, Billy Veuleman, Danny Ford, Tommy Hathorn, Kenneth Gay, and Ellis Michael.

The family suggests flowers and thank you cards be made to Summerfield Estates in Shreveport in her memory to show love and appreciation to a community she cared deeply about.

Submitted by Ann Mays Harlan, Class of 1958 AND Tommy White, Class of 1968 and
Billy Hathorn, Class of 1966