Betty Sue Atkinson

Vernon Carter is interred in the Gardens of Memory , Row 1, Section 2 in the Garden of Faith.

 His monument reads Vernon W. Carter born 6 June 1934 died 5 March 1963 Louisiana SSgt

US AIR Force "What we keep in memory is ours unchanged forever."

Barbara Jo Davis Brunson is interred in the Gardens of Memory,

section 2 of the Lord's Supper, row 9. She died of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. 

She was born March 6, 1934 June 8, 2001. Buried near  are H. Bruce Davis

(20 Jan. 1909 - 19 May 1983) and Kat F. Davis (8 Dec. 1911 - 25 Jan. 1977.

Cecil Eugene "Gene Corbitt III on Earth 1969 - In Heaven 1988


 Chelcy Marilyn Blagg Simpson
Graveside services for Mrs. Chelcy Marilyn Blagg Simpson, 69, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, 2003, at Tulip Cemetery in Athens with the Rev. Bill Ichter officiating.
Services are under the direction of Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Minden.
Visitation will be held from 4 until 8 p.m. today, Sept. 12, at the funeral home.
Mrs. Simpson, a native of Claiborne Parish and a resident of Minden, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 10, in Minden. She was a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Perry Simpson.
She is survived by her two stepsons, Dan Simpson and wife Micki of Grand Prairie, Texas, Don Simpson and wife Loretta of Grand Prairie; two daughters, Linda Simpson of Minden, and Lisa Simpson Bingham and husband Rick of Haughton; one brother, Marion Blagg of Minden; five grandchildren, Beau Brown, Daniel Bingham, Tommy Bingham, Don Simpson and Ashley Simpson; and numerous nieces and nephews.


MARIANNE COLVIN CANERDAY  passed away peacefully at 6 p.m. on December 9, 2003.

 She had been sick for several months. She was predeceased by her husband . She was survived by her sons

Kenneth and Carl Canerday of Tampa, Fl and her daughter Keitha of Auburn, Al. She lived in Tampa, FL at the

time of her death. She was also pre-deceased by her parents: Leonard C. Colvin (1908-1962) and Lenora Hartsfield

 (1912 -    ) and a sister Nora Jane who are interred in the Minden City Cemetery in Section H.Submitted by the former

Sandra Hartsfield Gilliland, (cousin of Marianne). Marianne was a niece of Rev. L.K. Hartsfield who pastored Parkway

Baptist Church during the fifties.

Wednesday, July 3, 2002

Fred Ellington
Graveside services for Mr. Fred Edwin Ellington, 68, were held Tuesday, July 2, 2002, at Gardens of Memory Cemetery with the Rev. Bill Ichter officiating. Services were under the direction of Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Minden.
Mr. Ellington, a native and resident of Shreveport, passed away Sunday, June 30, in Shreveport.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Thad and Margie Ellington.
He is survived by his sister, Betty McGowan and husband Kenneth of Minden; aunt, Mrs. Clyde Ellington; nephews, Mickey McGowan, Rickey McGowan, Kenny McGowan and Jeff McGowan; and cousins, Clyde D. Ellington and Nancy Ellington.


George Frye born 03/06/1934 and died 12/31/1994

Ruby Nell Gruner

Bobby Wayne Goodwin, Class of 1952

He played football in 1950-50; basketball in 1950--52;
basketball in 51; and was a class officer in 1952.and
was in the health club in 1951/2. He was voted most
valuable basketball player in 1952.He was also one
of the original members of the Dirty Six.

Bobby Wayne Goodwin died ca one or two weeks ago, June 2007 per Lucy Moore


David L. Hadwin
Posted on June 10, 2003
SHREVEPORT, LA - Funeral services for David L. Hadwin, 71, will be held at 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, June 11, 2003 at Rose-Neath's Southside Chapel. Officiating will be Reverend Don McCormick of Minden, LA. Interment will follow at 4:30 p.m. in Ebenezer Cemetery, Castor, LA. The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, June 10, 2003 at the funeral home. Mr. Hadwin was born October 15, 1931 to Charles R. and Amy Lee Hadwin in Minden, LA. He passed away Monday, June 9, 2003 in Shreveport, LA. Mr. Hadwin was employed with the Shreveport Times as the Purchasing and Operations Manager and retired after more than 40 years of service. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Charles W. Hadwin; and sister, Charline Foster. Mr. Hadwin is survived by his daughter, Dina Hadwin QuitiQuit and husband, Tim of Tempe, AZ; and sister, Mary Sanders and husband, Glenn of Shreveport, LA. Pallbearers will be Steve Sanders, Tim QuitiQuit, Kenneth Sanders, Gary Day, Sam Wallace and Roger Earhart. Rose-Neath Funeral Home

Bess Hunter
03/27/1934  Minden City Cemetery. Bess died from a bad heart on September 9, 1993, a year
after she had a triple by pass on her heart.

Minden Press-Herald, Wednesday, September 8, 1993
Bess Hunter
Death be not proud, though some have called thee mighty and dreadful, for thou art not so."
Bess Hunter, in the presence of her children, died Sunday afternoon, September 5.
Her wishes, which are being honored, were that she depart this life quietly.  Therefore, she will not lie in state, nor will there be any interment services.  There will be a memorial service at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at First United Methodist Church in Minden to celebrate her life.
Bess wanted to be remembered with laughter, joy and love, and if that weren't possible, she'd rather not be remembered at all.
She has left behind her son, Larry Hunter, and her daughter and son-in-law, Julie and Micky Malham.  Her grandchildren, Adrienne, Selese, Laura, Zachary and Kenneth, will all miss her hugs and kisses, her loving heart and her endless supply of bubble gum.
Bess will also be greatly missed by her loving sister, Nan Castle, and her three brothers.
Memorials can be made to the American Heart Association or to the Larry and Gladys Hunter Scholarship Fund.
                                      (--As submitted by the family.)

 Eleanor Josting Smith married William "Josh"Josting. She was born on 01/23/1934

 and died on 09/25/2000. She was living in Midland, Texas at the time of her death.

Patsy Jean Langheld Martin... died Jan 12, 1999. She had pancreatic cancer.  Just before the doctors found out she had cancer, she had a bad stroke. She is buried in the Pine Grove Methodist Church Cemetery in Minden. She was married to Kensey Martin.

Dr. William M. "Billy" Lumpkin 04-21-1934 (SSDI) -05/21/1994 First married Betty Jean Davis, a former Miss Minden. He had remarried and was a resident of  Ruston, Lincoln Parish, Louisiana at the time of his demise.

Kinsey Martin
Funeral services for Mr. Kinsey Dale Martin Sr., 71, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 15, 2004, at Pine Grove United Methodist Church with the Rev. Eddie Rushing officiating and the Rev. Don Hugley assisting. Burial will follow at Pine Grove Cemetery under the direction of Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Minden.
Visitation will be held at 5:30 p.m. today, May 14, at the funeral home.
Mr. Martin, a native of Dickinson, Texas, and a resident of Minden, passed away Tuesday, May 11, in Shreveport. He was employed with the Wildlife and Fisheries Department for 32 years.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Patricia Langheld Martin; parents, Richard and Lena Martin; two brothers, Harley Martin and Hayward D. Martin Jr.; and two sisters, Arlene Martin Grigsby and Lorene Martin Dickinson.
He is survived by his wife Nellie Lunsford Hinton Martin of Minden; four daughters, Pam Gruner and Sondra Rowton of Minden, Renee Donaldson of New Iberia, Diana Byrd of Blanchard; one son, Kinsey Dale Martin Jr. of Paris, Texas; one stepson, Durwood Lamar Hinton of Houston, Texas; 15 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Richard Grigsby, Lemuel Grigsby, Todd McCormick, Randy Grigsby, Jim Martin and Rodney Grigsby. Honorary pallbearers will be Bud Sandidge, Cliff Yount and Charles Williams.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or to Pine Grove United Methodist Church.

Wayne McWhorter


Janice Melton

George Moore
8/2002; died of Alzheimers
Memorial services for George Berton Moore, 69, will be held in Independence,
Kansas. He was raised in Minden and after serving 10 years in the Air Force,
he settled in Selina, Kansas, with his wife, Dorothy Johnson Moore. He was
preceded in death by his wife; mother and father, Tom and Hazel Moore; brother,
Thomas Moore Jr; sisters, Ethel Moore Roberts, and Gloria Moore Curry. He is
survived by his sisters, Betty Lary, Helena Roberts, Lucy Quaid, Peggy Burge
and husband, one brother, Fred W. Moore and wife Barbara; and 17 nieces and



Glover W. submitted by R. Ivy, class of 1952

My first cousin, Glover W. Sanders, Jr. Class of 1952 passed away sometime
last night. He married Sandra McConnell, Class of 1953. They both graduated
from Minden High School.

Glover was a member of the Tide Talk Staff, Band, All State Band, Boys State,
Class Officer, Latin Club, Student Council, Class Officer and Health Club.

He and Sandra lived in Rolling Hills, CA. His funeral will be Wednesday in Ca.

Submitted by Stanley B. Sanders, Class of 1968

Rowland Ivy, class of 1952 and Maurice Whitlow, Class of 1948.
Glover & Mary Frances's mother worked for Mrs. Ruth Cheshire at the Joy
Theater for many years.

In a message dated 1/31/2009 Sam Richardson asked "Can someone tell me
if the Glover Sanders who died had another relative with the same first and last
name? I heard that name many times when I was a child.

Stanley Sanders, class of 1968 responded ...

"That would have been his father who had the general store behind David Drug Store.  The drug store was on the corner of East ST. and what is now MLK. He was my daddy's oldest brother.

They lived on the corner of Fort St. & Hardy. Across from Dr. West.  He always had a big garden in his back yard.
I am the guy with the beard with the white truck tractor that you visited with at the Kentucky Fried Chicken in Louisville, MS. on a Friday night. You and your wife were going up to NE MS. to visit someone."

Glover Winfry Sanders

August 30, 1934 - January 29, 2009
Glover W. Sanders passed away peacefully early Thursday morning. He was loved and respected by all who knew him and will be greatly missed. He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather and brother. Born in Minden, Louisiana, Glover graduated from Texas A&M with a degree in engineering. He was a successful business man who spent much of his career with Union Carbide. After retirement from Union Carbide, he continued his professional career as partner of RE/MAX Palos Verdes/Execs, Peninsula Escrow, Progressive Title, and Peninsula Mortgage. Glover has lived on the Palos Verdes Peninsula since 1966 and he was an active member of St. John Fisher Church and the Norris Theater. He was an avid golfer and a member of the Rolling Hills Country Club. Glover is survived by his childhood sweetheart and wife of fifty years, Sandra; his sister, Mary Frances; two sons, John (and wife Julie), James (and wife Stefanie); daughter, Diane; and seven wonderful grandchildren, Skyler (and wife Melissa), Danielle, Jocelyn, Adam, Annika Rose, Jesse and Sadie Grace. Visitation will be Tuesday, February 3, 2009 at 4pm, with Vigil services following at 7pm at the mortuary. Funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday, February 4, 2009 at 10am at St. John Fisher Catholic Church in Rancho Palos Verdes. Interment will follow in Green Hills Memorial Park.

Submitted by Rowland Ivy, Class of 1952

Jimmy Dale Souter
, born 08/28/1933 died 09/1986 San Antonio, Texas

Minden Press-Herald, Thursday, September 25, 1986
Jimmy D. Souter
Services for Jimmy Dale Souter, who died September 17 at the Baptist Hospital in San Antonio after a lengthy illness, were held September 19.
Rev. Ross Daris officiated the services at the Chapel of Porter Loring with burial following in Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery.
A native of Arkansas in 1933, Mr. Souter was a former resident of Minden, and a graduate of Minden High School.  He served in the Air Force and was a civil service employee until his death.  A graduate of St. Mary's College with a degree in personnel management, Mr. Souter served as chief of the data processing branch, was an award winner of the Human Resource Lab at Brooks AFB, named manager of the year in 1976 and outstanding professional civilian of the year in 1986.
He was president of the Churchill Band Parents Club in 1978-79 and again in 1984-85.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Souter of San Antonio; two daughters, Laura of San Antonio, and Beth of Austin; a sister, Dorothy Sanders of Minden, and a brother, Horace Souter.

The above information was submitted by Rowland Ivy, Nan Hunter Castle,  Ann Mays Harlan, and LeVerne Langheld Kidd


Carrie G. Strickland

  Carrie S. Dillman Obituary

SHREVEPORT, LA - Services will be conducted at Centuries Funeral Home Chapel for Carrie S. Dillman of Shreveport, La. on Sunday, October 23, 2005 at 2:00 P.M. Officiating will be Rev. Bill Stowell, Pastor of Emmanuel Baptist Church where Mrs. Dillman was a member. Interment to follow in Centuries Memorial Park. Visitation will be at the funeral home on Saturday from 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.

Mrs. Dillman went to be with the Lord on Thursday, October 20, 2005 at her home after a lengthy illness. She was a native of Minden, La. and lived in Shreveport for over fifty years. She was a retired office manager for Dr. Sam Gautier with 23 years of service. She loved to travel, camp, and dance with her husband. For many years she worked behind the scenes for local theater productions. Most of all she was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who loved spending time with her grandchildren.

Mrs. Dillman was preceded in death by her parents, Roy and Floris Strickland; three brothers, Bob, Don, and Bill Strickland; and daughter in law, Brenda Dillman. She is survived by her loving husband of 53 years, Wayne A. Dillman, Sr.; one son, Buddy Dillman of Shreveport, La.; three daughters, Christy Parker and husband Mike of Little Rock, Ar., Dana Boyett and husband Millard of Jamestown, La., and Kathy Thompson and husband Guy of Bryant, Ar.; ten grandchildren, Joe Dillman, Jessica Lee, Michael Parker, Josh Parker, Amberly Smith, Stephanie Perry, Beth Marquez, Sarah LeGrande, Melanie and Robin Thompson; 3 great-grandchildren and a host of other family members and friends.

Pallbearers will be Buddy Bickham, Paul Rachal, Jack Rachal, Glenn Rachal, Bill Harris, and Norman Mabry. Centuries Funeral Home

Published on October 23, 2005. Shreveport Times