Betty Sue Atkinson

Richard Carey

Minden, LA Richard Drew Carey, 78, passed away Friday, November 29, 2013 after a lengthy battle with heart disease. Visitation will be at Rose-Neath Minden on Monday, December 2 from 5-7 p.m. Funeral services will be held at First United Methodist Church, Minden at 2 p.m., Tuesday, December 3.

Richard was the son of Harvey Locke Carey and Katie Elizabeth Drew, both of Shreveport. Richard is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Joyce Lou Humphries of Minden. A devoted family man, he is also survived by his son Greg, and wife Patti, their children Ryan and Lauren; and his daughter Amy, her husband Darin, and their children Aidan and Piper. Other survivors include his brother Thomas Drew Carey of Ruston, his sister Katie Carey Sims of Houma, and scores of cousins, nieces and nephews.

After transferring from C.E. Byrd High School in Shreveport his senior year, Richard graduated from Minden High School in 1952. He studied at the University of Arkansas, Louisiana State University, Mexico City College, and graduated with a degree in History and English from Louisiana Tech. He was an ardent Arkansas Razorback fan who loved a good rivalry, and was never shy about "calling the Hogs".

Richard worked for Geophysical Services Inc. in Saudi Arabia, India, and Pakistan in the late 1950's. After working and traveling extensively in the Middle East and Europe, he returned home to Minden and married Joyce in 1961. The couple relocated to Houston where their two children were born. The family moved to Olive Branch, Mississippi and then to New Orleans where Richard was general sales manager for American Photo-Copy. In 1971, the family moved back to Minden in order for Richard to take over as broker at Katie Drew Carey Real Estate, which had been established by his mother in 1951.

During the course of his real estate career, Richard and Joyce developed nine subdivisions in and around Minden, and partnered in more than 25 apartment complexes throughout the state. Richard's tireless efforts to develop the economy of Minden and south Webster Parish led to growth which included the development of LA HWY 531 and the I-20 service road. Richard believed in the importance of education on any level, and donated a portion of the land that is now the home of the NW Louisiana Technical College in Minden. He was also instrumental in the development of the Minden Recreational Complex.

Richard was Chairman of the Minden South Webster Chamber of Commerce in 1995, and named Minden's Man of the Year in 1999. He was a member of the Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity, the Minden Lions Club (past President), the NRA, SHARKS, the Ark-La-Tex Gun Collectors Association, and The Confederate Historical Association of Belgium. He was on the Minden Medical Center Board of Governors from 1998-2000, an Honorary Citizen of the City of Woluewe-Saint-Lambert, served on the Louisiana Archaeological Survey and Antiquities Commission, was Aide de Camp on the Governor's Staff 1973, and served on the Republican Executive Committee in 1976. Richard was also very proud to be instrumental in the 1979 Jerry Lewis Trans-America R/C Relay.

Richard was a man of many interests and unbounded knowledge. He loved history, art, music and travel, but above all else, his family.

The family wishes to express their sincere gratitude to all of the doctors, nurses, aides and therapists who cared for Richard during his illness.

Submitted by Linda Holt Moorehead, Class of 1961}

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. 


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

Home Obituaries Jo Ann Corbin Holt

Jo Ann Holt
Written by Press-Herald Staff   
Tuesday, 18 September 2007
Funeral services for Ms. Jo Ann Holt, 73, of Minden, will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2007 at First Baptist Church with the Rev. Bill Crider, the Rev. Wayne Dubose and the Rev. Bill Ichter officiating. Interment will follow at Gardens of Memory Cemetery under the direction of Rose-Neath Funeral Home of Minden.

Visitation will be held from 5 until 8 p.m. today, September 18.

Ms. Holt was born in Minden and died Sept. 16, 2007 in Shreveport.

She is preceded in death by her father, Frank Corbin; a sister, Dorothy Jean Dempsey; a brother-in-law, Ed Dempsey; and a niece and nephew, Pam and Kevin Dempsey.

She is survived by her mother, Opal Corbin of Minden; two sons, Gary P. Holt and wife Tina and Mark A. Holt and wife Kristie, all of Tuscaloosa, Ala.; three daughters, Donna Wise of Tuscaloosa, Karen Potter and husband Dale of Pittsburg, Pa., and Lisa Campbell and husband Gregg of Tuscaloosa; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren

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.)


Tommy June Lary was born in 1932 and died in 2008. 

MINDEN, LA- Funeral services for Tommy June Lary will be Monday August 18, 2008 at 2 p.m. at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Minden, and visitation will be Sunday August 17, 2008 from 3-5 p.m. Tommy, age 75, passed away on Thursday, August 14, 2008, after battling heart disease for over 47 years, leaving behind his two daughters and grandchildren.

Tommy was a Communications/ Radio Operator in the Air Force while stationed in Germany. He returned to Minden and met and married Sandra Barnette in 1957. Tommy owned a finance company, sold cars and was a foreman at Madden Contracting. He also won numerous trips and awards while selling Metropolitan Life Insurance. After retirement he started the men's Lunch Bunch in Minden. As President, he secured many top political and community speakers.

Tommy and Sandra always enjoyed having people down to their camp on Lake Bistineau, inviting all their friends into their family. He was a hard worker, a loving father and grandfather and will be missed by his family and many friends.

Tommy was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 47 years, Sandra Barnette Lary, his parents Jack and Theressa Lary, his brothers Gene Lary and Jack Lary, and his grandparents.

Tommy is survived by his two daughters, Andrea Lynne Lary and Hollie Lary Fritz. Her husband Paul Fritz, grandchildren Macy Rachelle Fritz and Blake Paul Fritz. Niece Tracy Lary Woods, nephews Dennis Lary, Gene Alan Lary, and Kevin Lary.

Andrea and Hollie are most grateful to the help that Torchie Walker and James Madden gave to Daddy.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be given to the Children's Ministries at First United Methodist Church in Minden.

Submitted by Linda Moorehead and Billy Hathorn



CARBONDALE – A. S. "Ike" Kirkikis, 79, passed away at 5:25 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013, in Memorial Hospi-tal of Carbondale with his loving family by his side.

Ike was born Feb. 25, 1934, to Sotirios Achilles and Kokoni (Flora) Kirkikis in New York City, N.Y.\

He married Sheila Kay Stiglish on May 17, 1975, in Carbondale.

Survivors include his wife, Sheila Kirkikis of Carbondale; son and daughter-in-law, Sotirios Achilles (Tanya) Kirkikis of St Louis, daughters and sons-in-law, Mary Agnes (Robert) Morrison of Laramie, Wyo., and Ramona Suzanne (Cur-tis) Girtman of De Soto; sister, Helen Cimarosti of Cincinnati, Ohio; two grandchildren, Meghann and Steven; and two great-grandchildren, Melony and Jordan; as well as several nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents


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

Betty Samuel

1934 - 2016 Obituary Condolences

Betty Samuel Mott Obituary
Betty Jean Samuel Class of 1952

On Tuesday evening, September 6, 2016, Betty S. Mott, 82, entered into eternal rest. A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, September 10, 2016 for Mrs. Mott at Hixson Brothers Funeral Home, Alexandria, LA with family friends Rev. Jimmy Eppinette and Rev. Jimmy Heath officiating.

Visitation will be from 12:00 until Service Time at 2:00pm. Interment will follow at Springhill Methodist Cemetery, Ball, LA.

In June, 1934, Betty was born in Minden, LA. She began her love for her Lord and Missions at an early age when she was brought to church by her sister. She was a child when she learned to play the piano and sing. She even sang on the air at her brother's Radio Station in Minden. She graduated from Minden High School and attended Louisiana College, married Rev. Waynon H. Mott in 1954, and completed her degree in Education at L.C. later in life. During these years they were ministers to several churches including Laurel Heights Baptist Church (Winnfield), First Baptist Church (Bunkie), First Baptist Church (Gonzales), and retiring after many years serving Homewood Baptist Church (Alexandria). During her time in these churches, she served as Sunday School Director, Young Women's Auxiliary Coordinator, Nursery Coordinator, Church Training and Outreach Director, Pianist and Organist. She also worked at the Louisiana Foundation as a Secretary for several years. Even though her profession was a school teacher, teaching at LeCompte Elementary and South Alexandria Sixth Grade Center (even achieved her Library Science degree), she loved her Lord and felt that serving others was her calling in life, even continuing to serve while in the Nursing Home, praying with other residents, playing the piano, visiting with others, and making sure to welcome all new residents to their new home. She tried her best to stay positive and give others a smile or an encouraging word to just brighten their day.

She was preceded in death by many relatives including her parents (Sidney B. and Ora W. Samuel), sister (Kathryn Maxey), five brothers (Lewis, Charles, Richard, Herbert, and S.B. "Junior"), in-laws (Rev. Henry and Ollie Mott), daughter (Wynona Bordelon), granddaughter (Aimee McIlveene), daughter-in-law (Cindy Mott), and husband of 61 years (Waynon).

Those left to cherish her memory are her brother and wife, Jimmy and Betty Samuel; daughter and husband, Jamie and Thomas Wiley; Son, Sterling Lance Mott; grandchildren, Sean and Laurin Bordelon, Rodney, Bradley and Brian Wiley, Joshua, Natalie, and Samuel Mott; eight great-grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Pall Bearers are Rodney Wiley, Bradley Wiley, Brian Wiley, Sean Bordelon, Samuel Mott, Sammy Samuel, Dawson Samuel, and Earl Dugger. Honorary Pall Bearers are David Maxey, Bob Rhymes, Steve Fink, and Edward Futch.

The Mott Family would like to extend appreciation to the Homewood Baptist Church Family for the many years of support and love, to the Calvary Baptist Church Family for the visits and cards (especially the children), to all of her Doctors and Staff over the years, to all of her friends for all of the calls, cards, visits, and prayers, and especially to everyone at Matthews Memorial Health Care Center for the extra love and support you have given, not only to mom, but to all of us during these past months. You truly were her extended family and we are eternally grateful.

To extend online condolences to the Mott family, please visit us at

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



Minden Press-Herald, Monday, March 23, 2015

Andrew S. Ritchie

Andrew S. Ritchie, 81, died March 10, 2015, in Bellingham, Washington.  He was born in Mound in 1934, as the youngest of seven sons, to Mildred Collins Ritchie and Clinton McCay Ritchie.  He spent his growing up years in Minden, graduating from Minden High School in 1952.

He attended La. Tech University, majoring in accounting and graduated in 1956.  He joined the US Air Force in 1957 as a second lieutenant and made a career of the US Air Force, retiring in 1979.

Andrew met Shelley Sturdy while stationed at Goose Bay AFB in Labrador and they married in 1959 in Denver, Colorado.  Among the places he was stationed were North Carolina; Lansing, Michigan, where he received his MBA from Michigan State; Guam; and Japan.  His three children are Ian (Marcia Rose) of Atlanta, Georgia, Evan (Julia Prestwich) of Bellingham, Washington and Kathryn (Todd Gierke) of Chicago, Illinois.  There are six grandchildren, Aidan and Marja, Allegra and Emma, Andrew and Kate.

After retiring from the Air Force, the Ritchies taught in Japan for 14 years, in China for three years, and in Kentucky for two years.  Andrew returned to a university in 1983 and received a teaching degree.

He had a life-long love of sports, playing tennis well into his 70’s.

Andrew died peacefully at home under the care of family and hospice.  His pastor brother-in-law conducted an intimate memorial service in the home of his, son Evan.

Submitted  By Ann Mays Harlan, Class of 1958



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

Glover and Mary Frances's mother worked at the Joy Theater for Mrs.
Ruth Cheshire for many years.

I was saddened to learn of Glover Sander's death, I was in MHS Band
with him. He entertained all of us on the bus coming from football
games with his sermons from the Gospel of Mother Goose. I can see
him even now pacing along the aisle of the bus waving his arms in the
air educating us on the sins of the like of Tom, Tom the Piper's son and
his departure from proper God-fearing behavior with the theft of the pig.
The world will be a less fun place without him. He was a wonderful man.

Submitted by Nan Hunter Castle, Class of 1953

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.

Sam Richardson, Class of 1960

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.

Stanley B. Sanders, Class of 1968


Glover Winfry Sanders
Photo Submitted by Rowland Ivy (1952) and Maurice Whitlow (1948)
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


Eleanor Smith Eleanor Josting nee Smith married William "Josh"Josting. ... and

was born 01-23-1934 

died on    09/25/2000.  

She and Mr. Josting had been living in Midland, Texas.  

When Eleanor's sister, Judy Smith Williams passed away her two daughter's were listed

as her survivors in March 2006 along with Dana and Karen, and their families.      

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


Bobby Howard Starr

"I had the pleasure of working with Bobby at West Jefferson..."
- Jerri Owens
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Bobby Howard Starr passed away at his home on Friday, March 25, 2016 at the age of 81. He was born in Ruston, La on May 9, 1934. Mr. Starr was the son of the late Lloyd Carl Starr and Eloise Melton Starr of Minden, LA. Bobby is survived by his beloved wife of 56 years, Clarice Crowe Starr, and his children Deborah Clair Starr of Metairie and Richard Howard Starr (Suzanne) of Brentwood, TN. Bobby was the proud grandfather of Kristin Bourne (Jason) and Amy Siltanen of Metairie; Katie Starr, Kyle Starr and Brett Starr of Brentwood, TN; and his great grandson Jackson Bourne. Bobby was the brother-in-law to Linda Crowe McMillian (Larry) of Charleston, West VA; Eloise Crowe and the late Reverend Jimmy Crowe of Denham Springs, LA; and the late Patsy Crowe Frith (Bob) of River Ridge, LA. He is survived by many nieces and nephews. Bobby, Coach Starr, was a retired teacher. He taught Science, Physical Education and Driver Education at West Jefferson High School for 30 years. After retiring, he continued to teach Drivers Education for another 10 years. He loved teaching Drivers Education and over 40 years, he taught many teenagers how to drive. Bobby was a faithful and active member of Metairie Baptist Church for over 50 years, and a deacon and usher for 30 years. In 2015 he was honored as Deacon Emeritus. He loved his church and his church family. Bobby was also a member of the Gideon's International, Metairie West Campus. Bobby loved to travel with family and friends. He especially loved taking his grandchildren on trips and spending time with them. Bobby grew up in Minden, LA. He graduated from Minden High School. He then went to Louisiana College in Pineville, LA where he graduated with a Bachelor's of Science Degree. He received his Master's Degree in Education at Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, La. A memorial service to celebrate Bobby's life will be held at Metairie Baptist Church, 401 Codifer Blvd in Metairie, LA. Saturday April 2, 2016. Visitation will be from 10am-12noon with the service at 12noon. In lieu of flowers, the family request donation to Metairie Baptist Church in Bobby's memory. To view and sign the guest book, please visit

Funeral Home
Garden of Memories Funeral Home
4900 Airline Drive
Metairie, LA 70001
(504) 833-3786


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


Harold L. Toms

Funeral services for Harold L. Toms will be held Saturday, January 9, 2016 at 2 p.m. at Rose-Neath Funeral Home Chapel in Minden, Louisiana with Rev. Bill Crider and Rev. Bill Ichter officiating. Interment will follow at Gardens of Memory in Minden. The family will receive friends from 5 until 7 p.m. Friday, January 8, 2016 at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Minden.

Harold was born July 4, 1934 in Bienville, Louisiana and entered into rest January 6, 2016 in Minden, Louisiana. He was a retired parts manager with Wray Ford.

He is survived by his wife Billie Sue Toms of Minden, son Steven Toms and wife Mary of Doyline, daughters Karen Toms, Susan Hinton and Missy Richard and husband Carl Wayne, Jr. all of Bossier City, sister Jeane Perritt of Shreveport, twin brother Carroll Toms and wife Glenda of Minden, and grandchildren Tori and Syd Hinton, Hannah, Colby and Carleigh Richard.

Pallbearers will be Syd Hinton, Jackson Jones, D. C. Machen, Jr., Dr. Kyle Machen, Carl Wayne Richard, Jr. and Colby Richard.

Rose-Neath Funeral Home

211 Murrell Street
Minden, Louisiana 71055
(318) 377-3412 Fax (318) 377-0227




Class of 1952

Ruston Daily Leader, Sunday, May 22, 1994

William M. Lumpkin, M.D.

Funeral services for William M. Lumpkin, M.D., 60, of Ruston, will be held at 4 p.m., Monday,

May 23, 1994, at Spearsville First Baptist Church with the Rev. Roy Pitchford, the Rev. Danny Wood, and Dr. Robert S. Magee officiating.

Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery at 5:45 p.m. under the direction of Kilpatrick FuneralHome of Ruston.

Dr. Lumpkin graduated from Minden High School, attended McNeese University on a football scholarship, LSU School Medicine in New Orleans, internship at Charity Hospital in New Orleans,

FACS---Fellow American College of Surgeons. He was a sponsor of Ducks Unlimited, a member of NRA---National Rifle Association. He joined Green Clinic in 1966, served as Chief of Surgery at Lincoln General Hospital, served on the executive committee at Green Clinic.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Mary Elizabeth Mead Lumpkin and Eugene Lumpkin, Sr., and one sister, Vera Lee Grubbs, and one brother, Eugene Lumpkin, Jr.

Survivors include: wife, Cathy Barron Lumpkin of Ruston; three sons, William M. “Chip” Lumpkin, Jr., of Nashville, TN, Jeffrey Davis Lumpkin of Winston-Salem, NC, Connor Rhodes Lumpkin of Ruston; two step-sons, Matthew Scott Holley and Logan Barron Forbess of Ruston; Sisters, Rae Ratcliff of Minden, Helen Lumpkin and Iris Lewis of Shreveport, Nettie Brock of Bossier City; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Joe Barron, Lee Barron, Scott Barron, Jerry Barron, Greg Barron and Ronald Foster. Honorary pallbearers will be Green Clinic physicians and nephews.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home Sunday, May 22 between 3 and 7 p.m. and Monday from 1 p.m. until service time at the Spearsville First Baptist Church.

Submitted by Ann Mays Harlan, Class of 1958 and Jason Lumpkin

Matthew Scott Holley, Logan Barron Forbes, and Conner Lumpkin are the sons of Cathy Barron Lumpkin.Cemetery: Forest Lawn, Ruston, Lincoln Parish, La.Submitted by Dorothy Rinehart Taylor, 111 Racove Dr., W. Monroe, La. 71291

Since this obituary was written Dr. Lumpkin's son, Jeffery Davis Lumpkin, has also died.

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Mr. Jeffery Davis Lumpkin, 46, passed away Tuesday, May 21, 2013, at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.Mr. Lumpkin was born March 26, 1967, in Ruston, La., to Dr. William “Bill” and Elizabeth Davis Lumpkin. He was a graduate of Louisiana Tech University.In addition to his father, Mr. Lumpkin was preceded in death by a brother, Chip Lumpkin; and a grandmother, Billie Woodard.He is survived by his son, Caleb Davis Lumpkin & his wife, Shannon.