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Naomia Bell
Funeral services for Mrs. Naomia Bell, 77, will be held Saturday, Feb. 3, 2001, at 11 a.m. at Greater St. Paul Baptist Church with the Rev. C.O. Bryant officiating. Burial will follow at Sheppard Street Cemetery under the direction of Kennon & Sons Mortuary.
Visitation will be held Friday, Feb. 2, from 6 until 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
Mrs. Bell is survived by her husband, Sylvester Bell of Minden; two sons, Theodis Reed of Carson, Calif., and Cleodis Bell Sr. of Minden; one daughter, Gloria Sims of East Brunswick, N. J.; two brothers, Fedis Reed of Houston, Texas, and Johnny Marvin Reed of Carson, Calif.; four sisters, Idell Warren of Bastrop, Mary Reed of Marina Del Ray, Calif., Odessa Jones of Dallas, Texas, and Alice Faye Reed of Denver, Colo.; three grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and a host of other relatives and friends.

John Coleman Jr.
Funeral services for Mr. John Coleman Jr., 67, will be held Saturday, Feb. 3, 2001, at 2 p.m., at Galilee Baptist Church with the Rev. James Smith officiating. Burial will follow at Pringer Cemetery under the direction of Kennon & Sons Mortuary in Minden.
Visitation will be held Friday, Feb. 2, from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the church.
Mr. Coleman is survived by his wife, Mattie Coleman; one son, Buffy Coleman; two daughters, Annette Coleman, all of Heflin, and P. J. McClendon of Minden; one brother, Joe Coleman of Louisville, Ky.; five sisters, Merline Johnson of San Francisco, Calif., Daisy Russaw, Mary Coleman, Carrie Holmes, all of Houston, Texas, and Margaret McIntosh of Shreveport; six grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Charles Foster Cox
Charles Foster Cox of Minden passed away Friday, Jan. 26 in Shreveport following a lengthy illness.
Mr. Cox was born in Stillwell, Okla., on Dec. 12, 1915 and moved to Minden in 1947.
He was employed as a regional salesman for the American Thread Co. until his retirement, and named National Salesman of the Year with that company numerous times during his career.
He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 65 years, Nanette Lee Cox, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Cox; brothers, Jo Bruce Cox and J.L. Cox; and sister, Doris Cox.
Mr. Cox is survived by his daughter, Nancy Cox Greer McFerrin and husband B.W. of Shreveport; son, Charles Foster Cox Jr. and wife Janelle of Oklahoma City, Okla.; grandson John Lamar Greer Jr. and wife Sheila Ann of Dallas, Texas; Charles Foster Greer and wife Kelli of Dallas; great-grandchildren, Jody Michelle Greer, John Lamar Greer III and Delaney Rebecca Greer; sister-in-law Katherine Clark and husband Bill of Hammond.
There will be a private burial in Stillwell, Okla.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Grace Home, 1035 Margaret Place, Shreveport, LA 71101.

James Paul Shaffer
Funeral services for Mr. James Paul Shaffer, 84, will be held Friday, Feb. 2, 2001, at 2 p.m. at Lakeview United Methodist Church in Minden with the Rev. Wayne Howington officiating and the Rev. H. L. Kendrick assisting. Burial will follow at Gardens of Memory Cemetery under the direction of Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Minden.
Visitation will be today, Feb. 1, from 5 until 10 p.m. and Friday, from 7 a.m. until noon.
Mr. Shaffer, a resident of Minden, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 31, in Minden. He was a native of Dubberly and employed as a truck driver for Knighton Fruit Co., past employee as a machinist for the Shell Plant, and married over 61 years.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Jessie and Lizzie Shaffer.
He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Shaffer of Minden; sons, James R. Shaffer of Bossier City and Fedrick D. Shaffer of Gibsland; daughters, Diane S. Hula of Lafayette, and Vickie Cornier of Morse; sister, Cecil Kilpatrick of Magnolia, Ark.; brothers, Jessie M. Shaffer of Springhill, and John W. Shaffer of South Carolina; 10 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and three step-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to 132 Loop Road in Minden, 71055.

Ola B.Walker McClendon
Funeral services for Ms. Ola B. Walker McClendon, 56, will be held Saturday, Feb. 3, 2001, at 11 a.m., at Pine Grove Baptist Church in Ada Taylor with the Rev. Carlton Banner officiating. Burial will follow at Pine Grove Cemetery under the direction of Benevolent Funeral Home in Minden.
Visitation will be held Friday, Feb. 2, from 7:30 until 9 p.m. at the funeral home.
Ms. McClendon, a native of Claiborne Parish, passed away Friday, Jan. 26, in San Marcos, Texas. She was born Oct. 14, 1944 in Homer. She resided in Claiborne Parish until recently. Those who shared even a moment of her life have been truly blessed. Her family was her life and she was her familyís life. Her neighbors, friends and all she met will miss her.
She is survived by her daughter, Cynthia McClendon Laws and husband Gary S. Laws; one son, Curtis Lynn McClendon; one grandson, Shannon Treí Laws; Vivian E. Hughes, whom she reared as a granddaughter; one sister, Onnie Jackson; five brothers, Leo, Governor, Cleo, Willie and Willard; many beloved nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends.

Harriet Estelle Watson Botzong
Funeral services for Mrs. Harriet Estelle Watson Botzong, 93, will be held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, April 11, 2001, at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Arcadia, with the Rev. Clinton Watson officiating. Burial will follow at Hurricane Cemetery.
Visitation will be held from 5 until 8 p.m., Tuesday, April 10, at the funeral home.
Mrs. Botzong, a native of Claiborne Parish and a resident of Arcadia, passed away, Saturday, April 7, at Arcadia Baptist Retirement Center. She was a homemaker. Mr. and Mrs. Botzong had also been members of Bossier First Baptist Church prior to moving back to Arcadia. She was a member of Arcadia First Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Joyce Wayne Botzong.
She is survived by her son, Leland W. Botzong and wife Jutta of Graham, Wash.; daughter, Wanda Drennan and husband Leon of Bell, Calif.; brother, L.G. Watson of Minden; sisters, Parnell Botzong and Oneta Tuggle, both of Minden; eight grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Ray Waits, Danny Waits, Tony Waits, Ralph Botzong, Fredrick Hood, Jimmy Copeland, Curtis McCrary and Mike Tuggle.

Jackson Frederick Bryan
Graveside services for Mr. Jackson Frederick Bryan, 84, will be held at 3 p.m., Tuesday, April 10, 2001, at Whispering Pines Cemetery near Dixie Inn, with the Rev. Floyd Jordan officiating. Burial will follow under the direction of Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Minden.
Visitation will begin at 5 p.m. today, April 9, at the funeral home.
Mr. Bryan, a native of Calhoun and a resident of Cotton Valley, passed away Saturday, April 7, in Cotton Valley. He was a retired mechanic.
He is survived by his son, Thomas Frederick Bryan and wife Dawana of Cotton Valley; daughters, Geneva B. Burns and husband Robert of Pasadena, Texas, Mary Coble and husband Keith of Cotton Valley, and Jo Ann Allen of Bossier City; sisters, Marjorie Lee Mcintosh of Delhi, Mamie Lou Gilcrease of Benton and Sybil Perkins of Dunn; 12 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Martha Christine Brown Garabedian
Funeral services for Martha Christine Brown Garabedian will be held Thursday, April 12, 2001, at Eaton Funeral Home in Needham, Mass.
Mrs. Garabedian, a former resident of Dubberly, passed away Sunday, April 8. She was born Dec. 25, 1930.
She is preceded in death by her mother, Julia Etta Smart of Dubberly; three brothers and one sister.
She is survived by her husband, George Garabedian of W. Yarmouth, Mass.; two children, Susan Perkins of Oxford, Mass., and Steven Randall Pearce of Shreveport; three grandchildren; four sisters, Marie Strother of Shreveport, Irma Jean Smart of Bossier City, Mary Alice Aultman of Dixie Inn, and Barbara Ann Smart of Minden; and one brother, William Russell Smart of Keithville.

Marshall C. Gray
Funeral services for Mr. Marshall C. Gray, 90, will be held at 1 p.m., Wednesday, April 11, 2001, at Sibley United Methodist Church with the Rev. Steve Spurlock officiating. Burial will follow at Sibley Cemetery (Lane Memorial) under the direction of Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Minden.
Visitation will be held from 5 until 8 p.m., today, April 10, at the funeral home.
Mr. Gray, a native and former resident of Sibley and a resident Shreveport, passed away Sunday, April 8, in Shreveport. He was a plumber with the V.A. Hospital and Barksdale.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Lula W. Gray and his daughter Carolyn Gray Taylor.
He is survived by his sons, Charles Gray of Shreveport and John Stewart of Shreveport; daughter, Peggy A. Gray of Shreveport; sisters, Lois G. Hathaway of Bossier City and Juanita Seegers of Sibley; and one brother, Louie Gray of Sibley.
Pallbearers will be Wayne Gray, Rodger Gray, Terry Gray, Teddy Gray, Mike Pruitt, Tony Pruitt, Earl Glass Jr. and Don Prince.

Robert James McFarlin
Funeral services for Mr. Robert James McFarlin, 90, will be held at 10 a.m., Thursday, April 12, 2001, at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Minden with the Rev. Floyd Stratton officiating. Graveside services will follow at 1 p.m., April 12, at Pine Grove Cemetery near Bastrop.
Visitation will be held at 4 p.m., today, April 11, at the funeral home.
Mr. McFarlin, a native of Winnfield and a resident of Sibley, passed away Tuesday, April 10, in Shreveport. He was retired from the Louisiana Army Ammunition Plant, where he worked 20 years as a Y line inspector making many friends. He was also a retired naval chief, serving 22 years and took part in naval battles in the Pacific during World War II and the Korean conflict.
He is survived by his son, Robert J. McFarlin Jr. of Tyler, Texas; daughter, Linda Dianne McFarlin of Waynesboro, N.C.; granddaughters, Robbin McFarlin of Bastrop, Jessica McFarlin and Tiffany McFarlin, both of Las Vegas, Nev.; and his brother, Henry Leon McFarlin of Crossett, Ark.

Ella Fair Webb
Funeral services for Mrs. Ella Fair Webb will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4, 2001, at Mt. Zion CME Church in Minden. The body will lie in state at noon before the service. Burial will follow at Kirk Chapel CME Cemetery in Doyline under the direction of Benevolent Funeral Home in Minden.   Family hour will be from 7 until 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 3, at the funeral home.

Henry Fish
Funeral services for Mr. Henry Fish, 92, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2001, at Pt. Chapel Assembly of God Church with the Rev. Ronald Dunn officiating. Burial will follow at Pt. Chapel Cemetery under the direction of Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Minden.
Visitation will begin at 5 p.m. today, Dec. 10, at the funeral home.
Mr. Fish, a native of Gillham and a resident of Doyline, passed away, Sunday, Dec. 9, in Minden. He was a retired district gauger for Texas Company. He was a member of Pt. Chapel Assembly of God Church in Doyline.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Catherine Delona Fish.
He is survived by his son, Paul Fish and wife Vickie of Doyline; daughter, Wanda Fish Kaiser of Doyline; grandchildren, Dale D. Kaiser and wife Linda of Dallas, Texas, Jay Paul Fish of Conshohocken, Pa., and Melanie Mount and husband Paul of Dallas, Texas; numerous nieces and nephews; and a host of relatives and friends.
Pallbearers will be David Mitchell, Richard Mitchell, Donald Fish, Michael Mahock, Melvin P. Stewart, Kenny Stewart, Charles Fish, Billy Fish, Dugan Stewart, Melton Stanley Sr. and Edward H. Kaiser

Billy C. Newer
Funeral services for Mr. Billy C. Newer, 65, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2001, at Hill Crest Funeral Home in Haughton with Chaplain Debby Woods of Northwest Regional Hospice officiating. Burial will follow at Hill Crest Memorial Cemetery.
Visitation will be held from 6 until 8 p.m. today, Dec. 11, at the funeral home.
Mr. Newer, a resident a Minden, passed away Saturday, Dec. 8, after battling a lengthy illness. He was born in Kingfisher, Okla., July 31, 1936, and was retired from the oil industry after 32 years of service. He was a member of the Pease Chapel Assembly of God Church.
He was preceded in death by his father, William H. "Bill" Newer, and mother, Ruth Williams Newer.
He is survived by his loving wife, Brenda W. Newer of Minden; daughters, Terri Taylor and husband Gary of Doyline, Jana Gates of Sibley; and son, W.K. "Winky" Newer and wife Kathy of Minden; step-sons, Mark A. Morgan and wife Brenda of Elk City, Okla., and Larry D. Morgan and wife Brenda of Van, Texas; step-daughter, Tammy Buttitta and husband Joel of Elysian Fields, Texas; sisters, Barbara Dalke and husband Phil, and Ruth Ann Turner and husband Chuck, all of Hobart, Okla.; one brother, Johnny Newer and wife Pam of Kingfisher; and 14 grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Butch Williams, Jimmy Williams, Gary Haynes, Danny Baker, Wes Moore, and Tommy Benton.
Memorials may be made to Northwest Regional Hospice in Minden.

David Wheeler
Funeral services for Mr. David Wheeler will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, 2001, at Hopewell AME Church in Princeton. Burial will follow at Filmore Cemetery in Haughton under the direction of Benevolent Funeral Home in Minden.
 

Monday, December 10

Helen Elizabeth Stall Morrow
Funeral services for Mrs. Helen Elizabeth Stall Morrow, 91, were to be held at 10:30 a.m. today, Dec. 10, 2001, at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Arcadia with the Rev. Elizabeth Love officiating and the Rev. J. Roddy Taylor assisting. Burial will follow at Gibsland Cemetery.
Mrs. Morrow, a native and resident of Gibsland, passed away Friday, Dec. 7, in Ruston. She was a retired school teacher, where she taught in Sterlington, Bastrop, Bryceland and in Gibsland. She was a member of Gibsland First United Methodist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Harvey E. Morrow.
She is survived by her nephews, William R. Stall and wife Judy of Gibsland, and James Lamar Stall and wife Johnette of Shreveport; niece, Helen Stall Shatford of Ft. Worth, Texas; sister-in-law, Helen Davis Stall of Shreveport and a host of numerous relatives.
Pallbearers will be Richard "Dickie" Farnell, John Paul Fields, Eric P. Shatford, Bill Shatford, Steven Salley and John Lee Salley.
Memorials may be made to Gibsland First United Methodist Church.

Friday, December 7

Alonzo Aaron Nelson
Funeral services for Mr. Alonzo Aaron Nelson will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 10, 2001, at Northwest 14th District Building in Minden. Burial will follow at St. James Baptist Church Cemetery under the direction of Benevolent Funeral Home in Minden.
Mr. Nelson, a native and resident of Minden, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 4, in Minden. He was born the youngest of seven children to Mr. and Mrs. Walter Nelson Sr. He confessed Christ at St. James Baptist Church at an early age and remained a member until he passed away. He graduated from Doyline High School in 1979, and was a graduate of NLU in Monroe in 1983, where he received his bachelor of science in accounting. He served in the ministry of music for several area churches from Minden to Shreveport.
He is survived by his parents; brothers, Walter Jr. and wife Helen of Minnesota, Frank and wife Mamie of Kentucky, John and wife Gladys, Tommy and wife Joyce, and Walker and wife Jean; two sisters, Sandra and husband William, Geraldine and husband George, all of Louisiana; two Godchildren, Xavier and Javeon; and adopted sister, Daphne Walker; and a host of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, relatives and friends.

Thursday, December 6

Fern N. Booth
Funeral services for Mrs. Fern N. Booth, 86, will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 7, 2001, at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Minden with the Rev. David McCormick officiating. Burial will follow at Gardens of Memory Cemetery in Minden.
Visitation will be held from 4 until 10 p.m. today, Dec. 6, at the funeral home.
Mrs. Booth, a native of Minden and a resident of Shreveport, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 4, in St. Louis, Mo. She was a lifelong resident of North Louisiana and was a former resident of Minden. She was a member of Heritage Baptist Church in Bossier City.
She was preceded in death by her son, Billy Joe Booth.
She is survived by her husband, Coy Booth of Shreveport, daughter, Carole Mulina and husband Andy of Town and Country, Mo.; grandchildren, Tim, Kathy and Carol Mulina and Mike, Coy and Barbara Booth; great-grandchildren, Elizabeth Mulina and Heather Booth; and numerous brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the donor's church or favorite charity.

Alonzo Aaron Nelson
Funeral services for Mr. Alonzo Aaron Nelson will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 10, 2001, at Northwest 14th District Building in Minden. Burial will follow at St. James Baptist Church Cemetery under the direction of Benevolent Funeral Home in Minden.
Mr. Nelson, a native and resident of Minden, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 4, in Minden. He was born the youngest of seven children to Mr. and Mrs. Walter Nelson Sr. He confessed Christ at St. James Baptist Church at an early age and remained a member until he passed away. He graduated from Doyline High School in 1979, and was a graduate of NLU in Monroe in 1983, where he received his bachelor of science in accounting. He served in the ministry of music for several area churches from Minden to Shreveport.
He is survived by his parents; brothers, Walter Jr. and wife Helen of Minnesota, Frank and wife Mamie of Kentucky, John and wife Gladys, Tommy and wife Joyce, and Walker and wife Jean; two sisters, Sandra and husband William, Geraldine and husband George, all of Louisiana; two godchildren, Xavier and Javeon; and adopted sister, Daphne Walker; and a host of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, relatives and friends.

Willie James Robinson
Funeral services for Mr. Willie James Robinson will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, 2001, at St. James Baptist Church in Minden with the Rev. T.L. Ward officiating. Burial will follow at St. James Baptist Church Cemetery under the direction of Kennon and Sons Funeral Home in Minden.
He is survived by his wife, Juanita Robinson; mother, Willie Allie Robinson; one step-son, James Nelson; one daughter, Shirley Green; one brother, Charles Robinson; seven sisters, Melvin Parker, Jeweline Smith, Mable Martin, Mollie Rice, Lue Jean Washington, Ethel Lovergne and Gertrude Snowden; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Jeffery Revon Stevens
Funeral services for Mr. Jeffery Revon "Jeff" Stevens, 18, will be held noon, Friday, Dec. 7, 2001, at Ourso Funeral Home in Gonzales with the Rev. George Tharpe officiating. Burial will follow at Hope Haven Cemetery in Prairieville.
Visitation will be held from 5 until 10 p.m. today, and from 8 a.m. until noon, Friday, at the funeral home.
Mr. Stevens, a native of Shreveport and a resident of Gonzales, passed away at 7:55 p.m. Monday, Dec. 3, at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Gonzales. He was involved with the Louisiana National Guard Youth Challenge Program.
He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Americo Perry and Herman Von Stevens; great-grandmother, Amy Maxine Shirley and aunt, Kathy Shirley.
He is survived by his mother, Donna Lynn Perry Jackson of Gonzales; father, Jeffery Revon Stevens Sr. of Livingston; step-father, Eric Jackson of Gonzales; two brothers, David Perry and Daniel Romero of Livingston; three uncles, Clay Perry of Gulf Breeze, Fla., and Randy and Mike Stevens of Minden; three aunts, Pamela Henriques of Livingston, Debbie Jacobson of Gulf Breeze, Annette Bowman of Maurepas; grandparents, Larry and Doris Bowling of Livingston, and Patricia Stevens of Minden; and numerous cousins.
Pallbearers will be Chad Anderson, Matthew, Ben and Robert Shirley, Ronnie Atkins, Shane Braun, Michael Burns and Holt Stevens. Honorary pallbearers will be Matt Rhoden, Resse Dickerson, Shannon Diggs and Josh Shirley.
Tuesday, December 4

Manning C. Christoph
Funeral services for Mr. Manning C. Christoph, 71, will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2001, at Mt. Olive Baptist Church in Marsalis, with the Rev. Bill Mitchell officiating and the Rev. Skip Palmer assisting. Burial will follow at Tulip Cemetery in Athens under the direction of Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Arcadia.
Visitation will be held from 6 until 9 p.m. today, Dec. 4, at the funeral home.
Mr. Christoph, a native of Tobe, Colo., and a resident of Athens, passed away Sunday, Dec. 2, at his residence. He was a carpenter.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Louis and Truly Christoph and grandson,, John Christoph.
He is survived by his wife, Edith J. Christoph of Athens; sons, Marvin Christoph and wife Marie of Lufkin, Texas, Steven Christoph of Athens; daughters, Linda Gantt and husband Len of Athens, Marlene Newsom and husband Wayne of Shongaloo, and Christine Christoph of Homer; sisters, Alice Davis of Arcadia, Marilyn Kendall of Las Animas, Colo., and Carolyn Merley of Goldwaite, Texas; brothers, Albert Christoph of Leadville Colo., Darrell Christoph of Fremont, Calif., Stanley Christoph of Blacksburg S.C., John Christoph of Springfield, Mo.; eight grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Pallbearers will be Jason Gantt, Jeremy Gantt, Kris Darden, Jacob Gantt, Chester Christoph, Tom Newlen, Nathan Jump and Sterling Loyd.
Memorials may be made to Mt. Olive Christian School in Athens.

Monday, December 3

Octava Williamson Adkins
Funeral services for Mrs. Octava Williamson Adkins, 85, were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2, 2001, at West Chapel at First Baptist Church Minden with the Rev. Donald Prince officiating and the Rev. Bill Ichter assisting. Burial followed at Minden Cemetery under the direction of Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Minden.
Mrs. Adkins, a native of Jefferson Davis County, Miss., and a resident of Minden, passed away Friday, Nov. 30, in Minden. She was a lifelong resident of Minden, a faithful member of First Baptist Church, where she was the pastor's secretary for many years. She was a Sunday school teacher for 50 years and very active in the church choir and music program. Known for her love of music, teaching music and piano of 55 years, she was a member of the Minden Study Club and active in other civic and community activities.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Conrad S. Adkins; parents, N.R. and Vesta Williamson; and her sister, Sarah Lee Williamson.
She is survived by her son, Bobby Adkins of Minden; daughter, Judy Adkins Brown of Baton Rouge; nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were her grandsons, Jason C. Adkins, Bobby Adkins, Bryan Adkins, Eric Adkins, Trevor A. Brown and W. Conner Brown.

Lynn A. Henry
Memorial services for Lynn A. Henry, 79, will be held in May 2002, at Tulip Cemetery in Athens, with the Rev. John Eric McKellar officiating. Private inurnment to follow services.
Mrs. Henry, a native of Athens, and a resident of Hemet, Calif., passed away Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2001, in Hemet. She was a former business administrator for Bridges Clinic in Minden for 20 years.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald F. Henry Sr.
She is survived by one son, Donald Henry Jr. of Sumter, S.C.; daughter, Lynette Kipp of Hemet; one sister, Nell Bruce of Blanchard, Okla.; eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Breast Cancer Foundation at P.O. Box 650309, Dallas, TX, 75265-0309.

Dana Claire Davis Miles
Funeral services for Mrs. Dana Claire Davis Miles, 66, will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2001, at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Minden with the Rev. Ryan Horton officiating. Burial will follow at Minden Cemetery.
Visitation will be held at 4 p.m. today, Dec. 3, at the funeral home.
Mrs. Miles, a native and former resident of Minden, passed away Saturday, Dec. 1, in Weatherford, Texas. She was a resident of Weatherford and a Methodist.
She is survived by her husband, Jack Miles of Weatherford; sons, Chip Miles and wife Darla of Weatherford and James Davis Miles and wife Stefanie of Mingus, Texas; daughter, Mellisa Coffelt and husband Brad of Walnut Springs, Texas; brother, Dickie Davis and Marsha of Minden; five grandchildren and a host of other relatives.
Pallbearers will be Miller Andress, Thad Andress, Sam Greenwood, Bob Willet and James Miles.

Larry Wayne Williams Jr.
Graveside services for Mr. Larry Wayne Williams Jr., 36, were to be held at 10 a.m. today, Dec. 3, 2001, at Fellowship Cemetery in Dubberly with the Rev. Skip Palmer officiating. Services were under the direction of Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Minden.
Mr. Williams, a native of Minden and a resident of Dubberly most of his life, passed away Friday, Nov. 30, at his residence following a lengthy illness. He was a Baptist.
He is survived by his parents, Larry and Ludy Williams of Dubberly; wife, Glenda Williams of Texas; one son, Ryan Williams of Minden; one daughter, Jessica Williams of Minden; three step-sons, B.J. Mitchell, Shane Carr and Brandon Carr, all of Texas; two step-daughters, Angel Arnold of Minden and Codi Reagor of Texas; two sisters, Lana Dee Hinton of Dubberly and Janie Robinson of Dubberly and a special step-grandson, Hunter Reagor of Texas.
His family will serve as pallbearers.
Friday, November 30

Roger Evans Batton
Funeral services for Mr. Roger Evans Batton, 58, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, 2001, at Rose-Neath Funeral Home with the Rev. Don Woodard officiating. Burial will follow at Gardens of Memory Cemetery in Minden.
Visitation will be held from 2 until 10 p.m. today, Nov. 30, and from 7 a.m. until time of services, Saturday, at the funeral home.
Mr. Batton, a native and resident of Minden, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 28, in Shreveport. He was a compressor mechanic for Duke Energy for 13 1/2 years, and a member of Parkway Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents, J.D. and Maxine Evans Batton.
He is survived by his wife of 27 years, Gayle Barton Batton; sons, Kendall Batton and wife Teresa, and Timothy Batton; daughters, Brandy Mooney and husband John, and Jessica Batton, all of Minden; sister, Karen Batton of Heflin; brother, John W. Batton and wife Judy of Hot Springs, Ark.; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Gary Seegers, Coby Barton, Daniel Barton, Ricky Barton, David Ray Barton, Willie Perryman, Steve Perryman and Stanley Perryman.
Thursday, November 29

Tim Carter
Graveside services for Mr. Tim Carter, 68, were held at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16, 2001, at Whitehall Cemetery under the direction of Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Minden.
Mr. Carter, a native of Leton and a resident of Minden, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 14, in Minden. Formerly of Broken Arrow, Okla., he was a self-employed bookkeeper and tax service owner. He was also a member of Sons of Confederate Veterans and a member of the American Legion.
He was preceded in death by his father, Ezra S. Carter.
He is survived by his son, Myke Carter and wife Angela of Broken Arrow; daughter, Renee' La Viness and husband Gene of Broken Arrow; brother, Ezra S. Carter Jr., and wife Diana of Brighton, Mich.; mother, Mildred Lee Carter of Minden; grandsons, Jay, Tom and Jim, all of Tulsa, Okla.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Luevada Cotton
Funeral services for Mrs. Luevada Cotton will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, 2001, at Mt. Zion C.M.E. Church. Services are under the direction of Benevolent Funeral Home in Minden.
Mrs. Cotton passed away Saturday, Nov. 24, at Willis Knighton Hospital in Shreveport. She was a longtime employee of Benevolent Life Insurance Co.
She was preceded in death by her husband, B.D. Cotton.
She is survived by her sons Raymond Cotton and Gerald Cotton of Shreveport; and daughter, Gloria Jean Cotton Davis of Mitchellville, Md.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Mt. Zion C.M.E. Church elevator fund.
Wednesday, November 28

Ernest Joseph Wallett
Graveside services for Mr. Ernest Joseph "Frenchy" Wallett, 77, were held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 26, 2001, at Mt. Pisgah Cemetery near Woodville, Texas, with Kenneth Cauthen officiating. Services were under the direction of Stringer & Griffin Funeral Home in Woodville.
Mr. Wallett, a native of Natchitoches and a resident of Jefferson, Texas, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 21, at his residence. He was born Feb. 22, 1924 to Edward and Marie Grappe Wallett and a former longtime resident of Kingsland, Texas. He lived in Jefferson for the past year. He was a retired oil well driller and was a World War II U.S. Navy veteran.
He was preceded in death by his parents, sisters, Clotile Pittman and Edris Mitchell; and a brother, Morris Wallett.
He is survived by his step-son, Stan Tague of Indianapolis, Ind.; step-daughter, Shirley Hooks of Houston, Texas; sisters, Marie Elmore of Haynesville, Mary Jones of Taylor, Ark., Ceal Brunson of Minden; and Hazel Blake of Calvin; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Tuesday, November 27

Clark J. Anderson
Funeral services for Mr. Clark J. Anderson, 64, will be held at 2 p.m. today, Nov. 27, 2001, at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Minden with the Rev. Steven L. Kelly officiating. Burial will follow at Gardens of Memory Cemetery in Minden.
Visitation will be held from 7 a.m. until time of services at the funeral home.
Mr. Anderson, a native of Shreveport and a resident of Doyline, passed away Sunday, Nov. 25, at his residence. He was a mechanic and a member of the Baptist church. He is also a veteran of the U.S. Air Force.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Loy C. and Irene Hanna Anderson.
He is survived by Joyce Bascus of Doyline; sons, Robert C. Anderson and wife Suzie of Fort Sill, Okla., Ronald W. Anderson and wife Michelle of Minden; daughter, Dana A. Knight and husband Gary of Memphis, Tenn.; step-son, Ray Bascus and wife Susan; step-daughter Glenda Ebarb and husband Jason; brother, Rodger L. Anderson and wife Becky of Minden; grandchildren, Hannah and Carly Anderson, Devin, Hailey and Veronica Anderson, and Chase Knight; special niece, Robin A. Herman; special nephew, Eric C. Anderson; and four step-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Ronnie Pope, Sonny Watson, Ronald Jones, Gary Matthews, Ronald Bryan and Donald Sawyer.

Elizabeth Thompson Perritt
Funeral services for Mrs. Elizabeth Thompson Perritt, 95, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2001, at First United Methodist Church in Minden with the Rev. Ryan Horton officiating. Burial will follow at Gardens of Memory Cemetery under the direction of Rose-Neath Funeral Home.
Visitation will be held from 5 until 7 p.m. today, Nov. 27, at the funeral home.
Mrs. Perritt, a native of Oak Grove and a resident of Minden, passed away Monday, Nov. 26, at Minden Medical Center. She was born June 20, 1906, and was the daughter of Mary Briggs Thompson and Jarman Stewart Thompson.
A long-time first and third grade teacher, she taught several generations of students. In 1925, she completed her two-year teaching certificate from the Normal, now Northwestern State University, and began her teaching career in January 1926 in Sibley, where she met and married Buren Perritt on Nov. 25, 1926. In 1940, the family moved to Minden where Buren was employed with the post office. She began teaching first grade in Minden in 1944. She returned to Louisiana Tech and completed her bachelor's degree in elementary education in 1953. In May of 1970, she retired from teaching. During her retirement years, she enjoyed traveling, handwork and gardening.
Mrs. Perritt was a member of First United Methodist Church in Minden for more than 60 years. She regularly attended church services and the Brown Shields Sunday school class as long as she was able. She was also a member of the United Methodist Women from a time when it was known as the Missionary Society. For many years, she was also an active member of the Eastern Star and the DAR.
She was preceded in death by her husband on Sept. 18, 1969; her parents; and sister, Elsie Thompson Wall.
She is survived by her two daughters, Mary Elizabeth Perritt Cooke of Minden and Margaret Ann Perritt Love and husband, Clifton B. Love Jr., of Bedford, Ind.; four grandchildren, Jan Cooke Williams, Cathy Cooke Tomlinson of Bossier City, Clifton B. Love III of Olathe, Kan., and David Buren Love of Phoenix, Ariz.; nine great-grandchildren, Jenny, Ashley and McKenzie Williams, Rachel, Lauren and Connor Tomlinson, and Jessica, Jordan and Mason Love.
Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, Earle Cooke Choir Room Fund or the American Heart Association.

Clark J. Anderson
Funeral services for Mr. Clark J. Anderson, 64, will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2001, at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Minden. Burial will follow at Gardens of Memory Cemetery in Minden.
Mr. Anderson, a resident of Doyline, passed away Sunday, Nov. 25, in Doyline.

Thurman Wise Morgan
Funeral services for Mr. Thurman Wise Morgan, 76, will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2001, at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Minden with the Rev. Emile Rousseau officiating. Burial will follow at Gardens of Memory Cemetery in Minden.
Visitation will be held at 4 p.m. today, Nov. 26, at the funeral home.
Mr. Morgan, a native of Colquitt and a resident of Shreveport, passed away Sunday, Nov. 25, in Shreveport. He was a former resident of Homer and Minden and was a county extension agent for the State of Louisiana, Claiborne Parish. He was a member of First Baptist Church Minden and a graduate of Shongaloo High School and Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge.
He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Morgan of Shreveport; son, Keith Morgan and wife Cynthia of Macau, China; daughter, Freda Jones and husband Ricky of Shreveport; sister, Carolyn Holley of Heflin; and two grandchildren, Micah Morgan and Erin Morgan.
Pallbearers will be Loyd Nelson, Andy Gilbert, Joey White, Mike Hosler, Robin Bridges and Jack Thigpen. Honorary pallbearers will be the Friendship Bible Sunday school class of First Baptist Minden.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Highland Center Shreveport or International Mission Board of Home Clinic Macau, China, P.O. Box 6767, Richmond VA 23230.
Friday, November 23

George D. Anders Sr.
Funeral services for the Rev. George D. "Andy" Anders Sr., 83, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 24, 2001, at First United Methodist Church Minden with the Rev. Ryan Horton officiating and the Rev. Lynn Malone assisting. Burial will follow at Rocky Mount Cemetery near Ringgold under the direction of Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Minden.
Visitation will be held from 5 until 10 p.m. today, Nov. 23, at the funeral home.
The Rev. Mr. Anders, a native of Shreveport and a resident of Minden for 49 years, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 21, in Minden after a long illness. He was a United Methodist Church Minister; a pipefitter and member of Pipefitters Local 141 in Shreveport. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army Air Corps, and entered into the United Methodist Church ministry in 1969, serving churches in Athens, Bienville, Clay, Vinton, Montgomery, McIntyre and Marthaville.
He was preceded in death by his son, Jimmie Nolan Woods on Nov. 2, 1973.
He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Nelma Crumpton Anders; son, the Rev. George "Dee" Anders and wife Brenda of Cullen; daughters and sons-in-law, Linda and Bill Fields of New Orleans, Lucy and Kevlin Braun of Ponchatula, and Jackie and Jerry Roberts of Minden; grandchildren and spouses, Denise and Keith Craig, D'Ann and Terry Davis, Jeremy and Angie Anders, Jeff and Quinnon Anders, Brandon Anders, Jamee and Greg Reed, Jan and Jarrod Goudeau, Jill and Ray Balisteri, Bernie and Jessica Braun, Billy Fields and David Fields; and 12 great-grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Drew Carter, Terry Davis, Brian Kendrick, Kevlin Braun, Dan Gonzales and Larry Woods.

Don E. Hasty
Funeral services for Mr. Don E. Hasty, 66, will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 24, 2001, at Fairview Baptist Church in Grand Prairie, Texas. Burial will follow at Moore Memorial Gardens in Arlington, Texas, under the direction of Beau-Massey-Burge Funeral Home in Grand Prairie.
Visitation will be held from 6 until 8 p.m. today, Nov. 23, at the funeral home.
Mr. Hasty, a resident of Grand Prairie for 41 years, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 20. He was born in Castor June 4, 1935. He was a retired manager over maintenance from Loral Missiles and Space, formerly L.T.V. in 1994 after 25 years. He served as a reserve police officer for the city of Grand Prairie for 10 years. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and truly enjoyed his trips to the boat. He was a member of the Thomas B. Hunter Masonic Lodge 1356 A.F. & A.M. and was a 32nd degree Scottish Rite Mason with the Valley of Dallas. He was a member of Fairview Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife, Myra Hasty; daughter, Becky Hasty, both of Grand Prairie; two sons and daughters-in-law, Michael and Kathy Hasty of Grand Prairie and Douglas and Jennifer Hasty of Keller, Texas; three grandchildren, Chad, Katie and Jacob Hasty; mother, Myrtis Hasty of Minden; sister and brother-in-law, Sherry and Robert Triplett of Minden; brother and sister-in-law, Jerry and Lynettie Hasty of Shreveport and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Memorials may be made to the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for children at 2222 Welborn Street, P.O. Box 190567, Dallas, TX 75219-0567.

Sandra Ann Crow
Funeral services for Mrs. Sandra Ann Crow will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 24, 2001, at Pilgram Rest Baptist Church in Sibley. Burial will follow at Pilgram Rest Cemetery under the direction of Benevolent Funeral Home in Minden.

Richard Leslie Pickerell Jr.
Memorial services for Mr. Richard Leslie Pickerell Jr., 68, will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 23, 2001, at Oakmont Church of God in Shreveport with the Rev. Billy Franks officiating. Services are under the direction of Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Minden.
Mr. Pickerell, a native of Gladewater, Texas, and a resident of Doyline, passed away Monday, Nov. 19, in Minden. He was a truck driver.
He is survived by his wife, Zola Pickerell of Doyline; sons, Randall Davis Pickerell and wife Dianne of Lawrenceville, Ga., and James Richard Pickerell and wife Darlene of Powder Springs, Ga.; daughters, Carol Miller and husband Rodney of Crown Point, Ind., and Patricia Davis and partner Bridgett Coker of Doyline; sisters, Patricia Essary of Decatur, Ga., and Marietta Taylor of Corinth, Miss.; brother, Robert Pickerell of Granite City, Ill.; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.

Clarence Edward Bounds
Funeral services for Mr. Clarence Edward Bounds, 94, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 23, 2001, at Pleasant Valley United Methodist Church in Minden with the Rev. Joe Hunter officiating. Burial will follow at Pleasant Valley Cemetery under the direction of Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Minden.
Visitation will be held at 9:30 a.m., Friday, at the church.
Mr. Bounds, a native of Idabel, Okla., and a resident of Minden, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 20, in Minden. He was a former resident of McGehee, Ark., and a retired farmer.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Opel Mary Bounds.
He is survived by his sons, Edward T. Bounds of Almyra, Ark., Walter R. Bounds of DeWitt, Ark.; Edith Bounds Jacobs of Ruston, Agnes Searcy of DeWitt, and Mary Francis Bounds of DeWitt; brothers, Thomas H. Bounds of Minden and Jackie Bounds of Benton, Ark.; 18 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.

Mattie Davis Buckner
Funeral services for Mattie Davis Buckner, 90, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2001, at Athens Methodist Church. Burial will follow at Mt. Mariah Cemetery near Arcadia under the direction of Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Arcadia.
Mrs. Buckner, a native of Minden and a resident of Athens, passed away Monday, Nov. 19, at Claiborne Manor Nursing Home. She was born July 30, 1911. She was a graduate of the Shreveport Charity Hospital School of Nursing in 1933. Her nursing employment included private duty, Claiborne Parish Public Health Unit and Homer Memorial Hospital before retiring as director of nurses at Bienville General Hospital in 1979. She was a dedicated caregiver who touched many lives.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Grady D. Buckner; parents, Laura Dalton Davis and Thomas Lewis Davis; and siblings, Lewis Davis, Thomas Clay Davis, Susie Stephens, Myrtle Atkins and Vesta Holyfield.
She is survived by her daughter, Ina Claire Daniel; grandchildren, Stephanie Gantt and husband Vick, Dr. Ray Spurlock and wife Chris, Bucky Hemphill and wife Sissy; great-grandchildren, Rance and Chance Gantt, Chip, Emily and Rudy Spurlock, and Luke and Levi Richardson; sister-in-law, Myrtis Mulhearn and sister-in-law and friend Jeri Buckner; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be her grandsons.
Memorials may be made to Athens Methodist Church, where she attended for 67 years.Thursday, 

Tim Carter
Graveside services for Mr. Tim Carter, 68, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16, 2001, at Whitehall Cemetery under the direction of Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Minden.
Visitation will be held from 6 until 8 p.m. today, Nov. 15, at the funeral home.
Mr. Carter, a native of Leton and a resident of Minden, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 14, in Minden. Formerly of Broken Bow, Okla., he was a self-employed bookkeeper and tax service operator. He was also a member of Sons of Confederate Veterans and a member of the American Legion.
He was preceded in death by his father, Ezra S. Carter.
He is survived by his son, Myke Carter and wife Angela of Broken Bow; daughter, Renee' La Viness and husband Gene of Broken Bow; brother, Ezra S. Carter Jr. and wife Diana of Brighton, Mich.; mother, Mildred Lee Carter of Minden; grandsons, Jay, Tom, and Jim, all of Tulsa, Okla.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Durwood Ermon Jordan
Funeral services for Mr. Durwood Ermon Jordan, 81, will be held at 2 p.m. today, Nov. 14, 2001, at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Minden with the Rev. Billy Franks officiating. Burial will follow at Gardens of Memory Cemetery.
Mr. Jordan, a native of Bienville Parish and a resident of Minden since 1950, passed away Monday, Nov. 12, in Minden. He was a self-employed auto mechanic. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the South Pacific with the U.S. Army and owned and operated Jordan Auto Service in Minden for 30 years. He was a member of North Acres Baptist Church and was a member of the American Legion.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Ermon John David and Alice Loretta Driskill Jordan.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Lois Hood Jordan of Minden; daughter, Christy J. Wrenn and husband Marvin of Bossier City; grandchildren, Christopher Jordan and Emelia Summer Wrenn; sisters, Naoma Brown and husband Vivian of Heflin, Myrtle Welch and husband Grady of Alexandria, Mary Alice Boyter and husband Dale of Atlanta, Texas; brother, Gerald David Jordan and wife Mary Lou of Greenville, Miss.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Flora D. Timmons Luke
Funeral services for Mrs. Flora D. Timmons Luke will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, 2001, at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. John Cole officiating. Burial will follow at Hopewell Community Cemetery in Dubberly under the direction of Kennon and Sons Funeral Home.
Mrs. Luke, a native of Webster Parish, passed away Saturday, Nov. 10, in Minden. She was born Dec. 17, 1934.
She is survived by her daughter, Geraldine Timmons of Minden; two sons, Donald Ray Timmons and Anthony "Red" Timmons, both of Minden; one sister, Ray Lee Collins of Houston, Texas; one brother, L.P. Timmons of Houston; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.Monday, November 12

D.R. Addy
Funeral services for Mr. D.R. "Buck" Addy, 61, were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, 2001, at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Minden with the Rev. Lynn Malone officiating. Burial followed at Pease Chapel Cemetery in Haughton.
Mr. Addy, a native of Bossier City and a resident of Minden, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 6, in Shreveport. He was a crew leader for Fibrebond Corporation and a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, as well as a Baptist.
He is survived by his sons, Ricky L. "Wacky" Addy and wife, Teresa of Lewisville, Texas; Bucky "Moose" Ray Addy of Beeville, Texas; daughter, Vickie "Poopey" Sue Geeslin and husband Alvie of Joshua, Texas; two sisters, one half-brother, six grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.
Pallbearers were Ricky L. Addy, Mike Loftin, Alvie Geeslin, Dan Segale, Tom Shirey and Bobbie Davis.

Benjamin Earle Cooke Jr.
Funeral services for Mr. Benjamin Earle Cooke Jr., will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2001, at First United Methodist Church in Minden with the Rev. Ryan Horton officiating. Burial will follow at Gardens of Memory Cemetery under the direction of Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Minden.
Visitation will be held from 5 until 7 p.m. today, Nov. 12, at the funeral home.
Mr. Cooke, a native of Minden, passed away Saturday, Nov. 10, after a valiant fight with cancer. He was a lifelong member of First United Methodist Church in Minden. He graduated from Minden High School and Louisiana Tech University. After graduation, he attended Northwestern University in Chicago, Ill., and obtained his masters from Louisiana State University in January 1948. He was asked to return to Minden to become the director of the Minden High School Choir and the music educator for grades one-12. He retired from this position in 1978, after 30 years of service to Webster Parish schools.
Serving in the armed forces of World War II as assistant to the chaplain, he traveled Europe sharing his love of music with the troops in as many as 28 worship services daily.
Mr. Cooke served the Lord faithfully for 50 years as the choral director for First United Methodist Church. One of his highest tributes was being honored by the church on Oct. 14, 2001, for his dedication. Recognized by the governor of Louisiana, choir members, and former students, they gave testimony both professionally and personally about his devotion to all who knew him.
As a member of the Piano Technician's Guild for 35 years, he served Minden and the surrounding areas as a piano technician. Holding many offices including local president, he traveled throughout North America and the state of Louisiana attending conventions to represent his local chapter and further his studies. He was also a member of the American Legion for over 50 years.
He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Mary Elizabeth Perritt Cooke; two daughters, Jan Williams and husband Greg and Cathy Tomlinson and husband Ralph; six granddaughters, Jenny, Ashley, and McKenzie Williams and Rachel, Lauren and Connor Tomlinson; and mother-in-law, Elizabeth Perritt; and a host of family and friends.
Pallbearers will be Ben Craton, Donald Hinton, Henry Lester, A.G. "Ike" Kirkikis, Ralph Tomlinson, Greg Williams, Rod Gann and Roy Hurley. Honorary pallbearers will be B.D. Gleason, Cliff Love, David Love, Paul Woodard, members of the FUMC Chancel Choir and the Piano Technician's Guild.
Memorials may be made to the Chancel Choir Room Fund, at FUMC Minden, 903 Broadway, Minden, La., 71055.

James Douglas Stewart
Funeral services for Mr. James Douglas Stewart, 81, were held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11, 2001, at First Baptist Church Gibsland with the Rev. Lamar Skinner officiating and assisted by Dr. Richard May. Burial followed at Mount Lebanon Cemetery.
Mr. Stewart, a resident of Gibsland, passed away Friday, Nov. 9. He was born Feb. 17, 1920, and was a resident of the Gibsland and Sailes area his entire life. He was retired from his self-owned and operated grocery business. He was a World War II Army Veteran, deacon of First Baptist Church in Gibsland, Lion's Club member, and a board member of the Mt. Lebanon Cemetery. He was also a long-term volunteer of the Gibsland Fire Department and serving on the board of the North Bienville Fire District. He was also known for devoting many hours in support of school sports. He was devoted to his family, friends and community.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter Nathan Stewart and Bertha Page Stewart.
He is surviving by his wife of 55 years, Lois Neal Carter Stewart of Gibsland; one daughter, Annette Smith of Lafayette; one son, James Nathan Stewart of Gibsland; five grandchildren, Amy Smithy, Anna Smith Thaxton and husband Dylan, Curt Stewart, Jackie Stewart and David Covell; two sisters, Elizabeth Tichenor and JoLynn Armstrong; one brother-in-law, Charles Tichenor and two sisters-in-law, Pat Kiheman and Carolyn Winslett.
Pallbearers were Ray Armstrong; Jerry Tichenor; Rob Carter; Bobby Hamm, who are nephews and friends, W.F. Ouzts and John Mark Parnell; Honorary pallbearers were deacons of First Baptist Church; members of the Fellowship Sunday school class and North Bienville Fire Protection District members.

Willie Larkin Jr.
Funeral services for Mr. Willie Larkin Jr., 89, will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2001, at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church No. 2 in Rayville with the Rev. Frank Jones officiating. Burial will follow at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery in Rayville under the direction of Miller-Pioneer Funeral Home in Minden.
Visitation will be held from 4 until 6 p.m. today, Nov. 6, at the funeral home.
Mr. Larkin, a resident of Minden, passed away Saturday, Nov. 3, at I.H.S. of Minden. He resided with his daughter, Mary Butler, for about a year during his lengthy illness.
He is survived by four sons, five daughters, and 89 grandchildren and great-grandchildren.Monday, November 5

Kenneth Cottrell
Funeral services for Mr. Kenneth Cottrell, 48, were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, 2001, at North Acres Baptist Church with the Rev. Roy Strother officiating. Burial followed at Gardens of Memory Cemetery under the direction of Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Minden.
Mr. Cottrell, a native of Springhill and a resident of Minden, passed away Thursday, Nov. 1, in Shreveport. He was a production manager for Voith Paper Technician and he loved woodworking, fishing and hunting.
He was preceded in death by his father, William Ralph Cottrell Sr.
He is survived by his wife of 27 years, Carol Foreman Cottrell of Minden; son, Nathan Eric Cottrell and wife Carmen of Minden; daughter, Susan Denise Cottrell of Minden; special grandson, Logan Anthony Cottrell of Minden; mother and father-in-law, George and Aline Williams of Plain Dealing; mother, Wilma Cottrell of Springhill; brothers, William Ralph Cottrell Sr. of Sarepta and Gary Cottrell of Shongaloo; sister, Ronda Thomas of Ruston and several nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Claude Reeves, Mike Powell, David Glasscock, Jim Dunaway, Wayne Chance and Phil Davis.
Memorials may be donated to North Acres Baptist Church at 1852 Lewisville Road, Minden, La., 71055.

Thelma L. Funke
Rosary services for Thelma L. "Grandma" Funke of Gaylor, Ark., will be held at 7 p.m.. today, Nov. 5, 2001, at Edwards Funeral Home in Fort Smith, Ark. Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6, at Christ the King Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Roselawn Cemetery.
Mrs. Funke, a resident of Gaylor, Ark., passed away Thursday, Nov. 1, at her residence. She was the grandmother of Peggy Metzker and a former resident of Minden. She was also an avid bridge player and seamstress.

Eddie V. Morgan
Funeral services for Mr. Eddie V. Morgan, 96, were held at noon Saturday, Nov. 3, 2001, at Mt. Nebo Missionary Baptist Church in Dubberly with Dr. S. Wade Lewis officiating. Burial followed at Sheppard Street Cemetery in Minden under the direction of Benevolent Funeral Home.
Mr. Morgan, a native and resident of Dubberly, passed away Sunday, Oct. 28, at Minden Medical Center. He was born the oldest of four children to the late John Wesley Morgan and Minnie Ola Alford Morgan of Dubberly.
He was baptized at an early age at Mt. Nebo Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of the late Rev. Arthur G. Thompson and remained a faithful member until his passing. He graduated from Webster Parish Training School. He also completed Teacher's Training in Webster Parish. Morgan taught school for several years in the Webster Parish School System. He was a World War II veteran and served his country for five years. He received many medals of honor for his courageous service in the United States Army. He was also a member of the American Legion Post #0534.
He was a civil rights advocate in Webster Parish, especially with the local branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). He focused on the Membership Drive and Voter Registration for many years. He is remembered for his testimony during the hearings before the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights held in New Orleans, Sept. 27-28, 1960. He was quoted as: "We have what is known as the Webster Better Citizenship League, and this league was set up to encourage citizens to register and vote, and through this organization we have encouraged the citizens of Webster Parish to go down and try to register, and a good many of them go down, and some of them get by; some don't." His activities in the NAACP gave enjoyment and fulfillment, because he knew it would benefit the black community.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 57 years, the late Nancy Benton Morgan. No children were born to this union, but they were Godparents to many in the family and community. His was a life well lived and we shall miss his generous spirit, gregarious laugh and most of all his devotion to those he leaves behind. Though he leaves us, we shall never be the same, having been touched by his love and his life.
He is survived by his sister, Lula Bell Brown of Heflin; one niece, Thelma Euradell Bridges of San Francisco, Calif.; four nephews, George Bridges and wife Bunciele; the Rev. Lenward Brown and wife Nadine of Heflin; Sherman Reeves of Minden and Walter Reeves Jr. of Baton Rouge; numerous great-nieces, great-nephews, and other relatives. He is also survived by his extended family, the Mt. Nebo Church Family, True Square Lodge 226, NAACP, and the Minden, Dubberly, and Heflin communities. 
Pallbearers were the True Square Lodge #226. Honorary pallbearers were George Bridges, Lenward Brown, Walter Reeves Jr., Sherman Reeves, and the board of deacons at Mt. Nebo.

Glennie Lee Gilbert Taylor
Funeral services for Mrs. Glennie Lee Gilbert Taylor, 71, will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2001, at Mt. Pero Baptist Church in Dubberly with the Rev. Allen Henderson officiating. Burial will follow at Hopewell Cemetery in Dubberly under the direction of Kennon and Sons Funeral Home in Minden.
Mrs. Taylor, a native of Dubberly, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 30, in Houston. She was born Jan. 1, 1929. She became a member of Mt. Pero Baptist Church at an early age. She later moved to Houston, Texas, where she joined Mt. Moriah Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her father, Earl Taylor, mother, Ivora Taylor, and her brother, John Edward Taylor.
She is survived by six children, Alvin Gilbert and wife Gail of Houston, Virginia Coleman and husband Joe of Houston, Calvin Gilbert of Minden, Bobby Gilbert, Billy Gilbert and Linda Saulter and husband Eugene, all of Houston; brother, L.T. Taylor of Minden; sisters, Marie Kennon of Doyline, Earlene Houston and husband A.K. of Dubberly, Joe Alene Jones and husband Ralph of Heflin, and Barbara Myles of Dubberly; and a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, relatives and friends. Tuesday, October 30

Fannie Gertrude Day Hall
Funeral services for Mrs. Fannie Gertrude Day Hall, 87, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2001, at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Minden with the Rev. T. Floyd Davis Jr. officiating and the Rev. Charles McInturff assisting. Burial will follow at Gardens of Memory Cemetery.
Visitation will be held at noon today, Oct. 30, at the funeral home.
Mrs. Hall, a native of Bienville Parish and a resident of Minden, passed away Sunday, Oct. 28, in Shreveport. She was a retired carrier for a newspaper production company.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Alvin Hall; son, Lelan Hall and brothers, Lonnie and Buddy Day.
She is survived by her sons, Oquin Hall of Minden; daughters, Clovice Culpepper of Shreveport and Florece Kearney of Minden; sisters, Faye Miller of Minden, Jerlene Lanier of Monroe, Lola Lee of Cullen and Sudie Hunter of Heflin; and brother, John Day of Monroe.
Pallbearers will be Morris Kearney, Damon Kearney, Mike Bourgeois, Jason Hill, Marlyn Langford, and Jeff Anders.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the building fund at Woodridge Baptist Church, 850 East Bert Kouns Industrial Loop, Shreveport, La., 71106.

Frances Thomas Walker
Funeral services for Mrs. Frances Thomas Walker will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2001, at First Baptist Church in Minden with the Rev. Wayne DuBose officiating and the Rev. Ronald Prince assisting. Burial will follow at Gardens of Memory Cemetery under the direction of Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Minden.
Visitation will be held from 5 until 8 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 30, at the funeral home and Wednesday, prior to services.
Mrs. Walker, a native of Natchitoches, passed away Sunday, Oct. 28, at Integrated Health Systems nursing home in Minden following an extended illness. She was born Dec. 12, 1920. 
She graduated from Northwestern State University with a degree in education. After marrying in 1944, the Walkers moved to Minden in 1945, where she was actively involved as a member of First Baptist Church. She taught youth Sunday school and directed Girls' Auxiliary for many years and also an active member of the Women's Missionary Union. She was a member of the Women's Department Club, the Junior Service League and Young Women's Service Club. Mrs. Walker was also a charter member of the Minden Study Club, and an active member of the Association of Natchitoches Women for the Preservation of Historic Natchitoches.
She enjoyed gardening, traveling, cooking and sharing coffee and conversation with her friends. Most of all, she loved spending time with her family. She was known for her gracious loving ways and her ministry of caring to many people through the years. She will be greatly missed, not only by her loving family, but also by a multitude of friends, both young and old.
She is survived by husband of 57 years, Andrew N. Walker; and three children, Martha Lynn Wetzig of Minden; Ellen Elizabeth "Libby" Cleveland and husband Gary of Berthoud, Colo.; and Tommy Walker and wife Cindy of Minden; grandchildren, Lindsey and Leah Wetzig of Dallas and Baton Rouge; Aaron, Kelly and Laura Cleveland of Berthoud; and Chris, Craig, and Cara Beth Walker, all of Minden; sister, Rosemary Thomas Baker and husband Glen of Natchitoches; brother, G.F. "Sonny" Thomas and wife, Mary Jean, also of Natchitoches; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Gene Thomas, Robert McKillips, Jim Ritchie, R.E. Woodard Jr., Howard Doughty, O.D. Cox, Harold Johnson and Ty Pendergrass. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Friendship Sunday School Class at First Baptist Church.
The family requests that memorials be made to the Missions Ministry of First Baptist Church, 301 Pennsylvania Avenue, Minden, La., 71055.

Bernard Allen Alfred
Funeral services for Bernard Allen Alfred, 81, were held at 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28, 2001, at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Arcadia with the Rev. Jeff Hoffman, pastor of First Baptist Church in Arcadia, and the Rev. Larry Joyner, pastor of Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church, officiating. Burial followed at Arcadia Cemetery.
Mr. Alfred, a native of Haslam, Texas, and a resident of Arcadia for 40 years, passed away Friday, Oct. 26, after a short illness. He was a retired secretary of the Bienville Parish Police Jury, and was a member of First Baptist Church Arcadia, Arcadia Lions Club, and was an active supporter of Arcadia and the surrounding area. He was also a master Mason. In addition, he served proudly with the Eighth Army Air Corps as a bombardier stationed in England during World War II, flying 25 missions aboard his B-24, the "Linda Lou." He was a graduate of Arcadia High School and Louisiana Tech University.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Gene Woodard Alfred.
He is survived by his sons, Bernie Alfred of Seattle, Wash., and David Alfred and wife Janie of Destin, Fla.; granddaughter, Alison Alfred of Destin and grandson, Brian Alfred of Mesa, Ariz.; nephews Al Madden of Simsboro, Ray Madden of Ruston, and Gary Melanson of Shreveport.
Pallbearers were Al Madden, Ray Madden, Gary Melanson, Curtis McCrary, Doyle Gantt, and Guye Corley.

Maxine C. Brass
Funeral services for Mrs. Maxine C. Brass, 90, were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28, 2001, at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Arcadia with Stephen Boyd officiating. Burial followed at Driskell Cemetery.
Mrs. Brass, a native of Bienville Parish and a resident of Arcadia, passed away Thursday, Oct. 25, in Arcadia. She was a homemaker and a member of Mt. Zion Presbyterian Church. She also attended the Arcadia Church of Christ.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer W. Brass on Oct. 1, 1980; her parents, Connie and Lula Culbertson; and brother, Stowe Allen Culbertson.
She is survived by her brother, Doyle C. Culbertson and wife Margaret of Fort Worth, Texas; and a number of nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Arcadia Church of Christ or the Driskill Cemetery Association.

Alvin L. Lee
Funeral services for Mr. Alvin L. "Bill" Lee, 83, were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28, 2001, at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Minden with the Rev. Roy Strother officiating. Burial followed at Gardens of Memory Cemetery in Minden.
Mr. Lee, a native of Webster Parish and a resident of Minden, passed away Thursday, Oct. 25, in Minden. He was a retired police lieutenant for the Minden Police Department and a resident of Webster Parish all his life. He was a member of North Acres Baptist Church and a member of the Masonic Lodge, Knights Templar, Crusader Cammandry, and the American Legion and VFW.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Margie Ray Lee.
He is survived by his son, Ronzee Eric Lee of Minden; and his brother, Marvin J. Lee of Minden.

Tobe Wells Sinclair
Funeral services for Mr. Tobe Wells Sinclair, 78, will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2001, at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Minden with the Rev. Donald Sinclair officiating.
Visitation will be held at 5 p.m. today, Oct. 29, at the funeral home.
Mr. Sinclair, a native of Minden and a resident of Bossier City, passed away Saturday, Oct. 27, in Shreveport. He was a retired gasoline manager for Falco and he was a Methodist.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Evelyn Sinclair, and daughter, Lucy Esther Robinson.
He is survived by his son, Lynn Sinclair and wife Debbie of Minden; daughters, Carol Jan Longcrier and husband Tom of Madison, Miss., and Alice Jill Callender and husband Wayne of Minden; two grandchildren, Craig Allan Robinson and Matthew Callender; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Jordan Ray Wallace
Funeral services for Mr. Jordan Ray Wallace, 73, were held Saturday, Oct. 27, 2001, at Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Chris Beshea, Chaplain Debby Woods, and the Rev. Charles Wooley officiating. Burial followed at Shiloh Cemetery under the direction of Bailey Funeral Home in Springhill.
Mr. Wallace passed away Thursday, Oct. 25, at Homer Memorial Hospital after a long illness. He was a resident of the Shiloh community for 57 years and a member of Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church. He was an avid horseman and cattleman, construction worker, oilfield switcher, and business representative of Carpenter and Millwright Springhill Local 886.
He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Clydelle Wallace of Springhill; two daughters, Delores Matlock and husband Randy of Plain Dealing, Donna Ballard and husband L.D. of Shiloh; son, David Ray Wallace and wife Judy of Springhill; grandchildren, Tony Matlock of Plain Dealing, Tammy Matlock of Bossier City, Adam Wallace of Springhill, and Laura Wallace of Springhill; brother, Horace Wallace and wife Sally of Springhill; four sisters, Evelyn Ratliff, Doris Beavers, Joyce Hatch and husband B.R. and Maxine Nealy and husband Marshall, all of Springhill; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Pallbearers were Jimmy Ray Hunt, Richard Baker, Gary Rivers, Rodney Wallace, Gary Nealy, and Ronald Wayne Shaver. Honorary pallbearers were Buddy Smith, Sammy Green, Marshall Nealy, Jerry Stevens and B.R. Hatch.

Frances Thomas Walker
Funeral services for Mrs. Frances Thomas Walker will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2001, at First Baptist Church in Minden with the Rev. Wayne DuBose officiating and the Rev. Ronald Prince assisting. Burial will follow at Gardens of Memory Cemetery under the direction of Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Minden.
Visitation will be held from 5 until 8 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 30, at the funeral home and Wednesday, prior to services.
Mrs. Walker, a native of Natchitoches, passed away Sunday, Oct. 28, at Integrated Health Systems nursing home in Minden following an extended illness. She was born Dec. 12, 1920. 
She graduated from Northwestern State University with a degree in education. After marrying in 1944, the Walkers moved to Minden in 1945, where she was actively involved as a member of First Baptist Church. She taught youth Sunday school and directed Girls' Auxiliary for many years and also was an active member of the Women's Missionary Union. She was a member of the Women's Department Club, the Junior Service League and Young Women's Service Club. Mrs. Walker was also a charter member of the Minden Study Club, and an active member of the Association of Natchitoches Women for the Preservation of Historic Natchitoches.
She enjoyed gardening, traveling, cooking and sharing coffee and conversation with her friends. Most of all, she loved spending time with her family. She was known for her gracious loving ways and her ministry of caring to many people through the years. She will be greatly missed, not only by her loving family, but also by a multitude of friends, both young and old.
She is survived by husband of 57 years, Andrew N. Walker; three children, Martha Lynn Wetzig of Minden; Ellen Elizabeth "Libby" Cleveland and husband Gary of Berthoud, Colo.; and Tommy Walker and wife Cindy of Minden; grandchildren, Lindsey and Leah Wetzig of Dallas and Baton Rouge; Aaron, Kelly and Laura Cleveland of Berthoud; and Chris, Craig and Cara Beth Walker, all of Minden; sister, Rosemary Thomas Baker and husband Glen of Natchitoches; brother, G.F. "Sonny" Thomas and wife Mary Jean, also of Natchitoches; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
The family requests that memorials be made to the Missions Ministry of First Baptist Church, 301 Pennsylvania Ave., Minden, LA 71055.

Edna Kirkpatrick Broughton
Funeral services for Mrs. Edna Kirkpatrick Broughton, 85, will be held
at 2 p.m. today, Sept. 24, 2001, at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Homer
with the Rev. Andy Prince officiating and Dr. Randy Hales assisting.
Burial will follow at Arlington Cemetery in Homer.
Mrs. Broughton, a lifetime resident of the Homer area, passed away
Friday, Sept. 21, in Homer. She was a homemaker. She was a member of
First United Methodist Church in Homer and she was the retired owner of
"The Purple Cow Café" for 20 years.
She was preceded in death by her parents, John Albert Kirkpatrick and
Iva Lee Owens Kirkpatrick; one son, Barry Lynn Broughton; three sisters
and two brothers.
She is survived by her husband of 68 years, E.E. Broughton of Homer;
three sons and daughters-in-law, Ernest Broughton of Breman, Ga., Ronnie
L. and Glenda Broughton of Minden, and John Randall "Randy" and Megan
Broughton of Homer; one daughter, Lawana June Weaver of Minden; two
sisters, Inez Evers of Emerson, Ark., and Linda Chappell of Kilborne;
one brother, Thomas Harold Kirkpatrick of Springhill; 15 grandchildren;
22 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and a host of
nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Pallbearers will be her grandsons.

Dorothy Patricia Cameron
Funeral services for Mrs. Dorothy Patricia Cameron, 65, were held at 2
p.m. Sunday, Sept. 23, 2001, at Jones-Walker and Son Funeral Home with
the Rev. Randall Bost officiating. Burial followed at IOOF Cemetery in
Caddo Mills.
Mrs. Cameron, a native of Minden and a resident of Commerce, Texas,
passed away Friday, Sept. 21, at her residence. She was an operator for
Southwestern Bell; owner of DorothyÇs Fashions in Commerce; and worked
for John Clark at Jim Clark Clothing Store in Commerce. She was born
Nov. 9, 1935 and was married to Jimmy Cameron July 3, 1975 in Commerce.
She was preceded in death by her father, Henry Clay.
She was survived by her husband; daughter and son-in law, Sandy and Troy
Bethea of Caddo Mills; daughter, Penny Dooley of Lone Oak, Texas;
brother, Johnny Hough of Minden; sister, Jeannie and husband LeeRoy
Taylor of Minden; mother, Ella Mae Clay of Minden; grandchildren,
Kristina and Dewayne Barnes of Caddo Mills, and Heath and Alisha McGee
of Caddo Mills; three great-grandchildren; step-son and wife, Albert and
Rosemarie Cameron of Ennis, Texas.
Pallbearers were John Clark, David Huffman, Heath McGee, Dewayne Barnes,
Jamie Bethea and Todd Bethea.

Nina Walthall Wright
Funeral services for Mrs. Nina Walthall Wright, 88, will be held at 2
p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2001, at Parkway Baptist Church with the Rev.
Danny Warbington officiating. Burial will follow at Gardens of Memory
Cemetery under the direction of Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Minden.
Mrs. Wright, a native of Waldo, Ark., and a resident of Minden, passed
away, Sunday, Sept. 23, 2001, in Minden. She was a retired seamstress.
She was also a charter member of Parkway Baptist Church and a former
member of Webster Rebekah Lodge 18. She taught beginner Sunday school
many years and was a member of the Gleaner Class. She was employed for
many years at LAAP. She loved making things for her grandchildren and
known as "B" Wright to her great-grandchildren, she will be missed by
family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. William A.
Walthall; husband John O. Wright and daughter, Wanda Chreene.
She is survived by her son, John O. Wright of Minden; daughter, Patricia
Smith and husband Jerry of Minden; brother, Chaddie Thurston Walthall of
Dallas, Texas; seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and two
great-great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be her grandsons and great-grandsons.

Alberta Lee Cooper
Funeral services for Mrs. Alberta Lee Cooper, 46, will be held at 11
a.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, 2001, at Mount Olive Baptist Church in Cotton
Valley. Burial will follow at Wesley Grove Church Cemetery under the
direction of Paradise-Metropolitan Funeral Home in Shreveport.
Ms. Cooper, a resident of Minden, passed away Saturday, Sept. 15, in
Minden.

Inez Crow
Funeral services for Inez Crow, 67, were to be held at 11 a.m. today, Sept. 18, 2001, at Bright Star Baptist Church in Minden. Burial was to follow at Bright Star Baptist Church Cemetery.
Ms. Crow, a resident of Cotton Valley, passed away Thursday, Sept. 13, in Shreveport.

Selma Jenkins Caple
Graveside services for Mrs. Selma Jenkins Caple, 79, were held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, 2001, at Gardens of Memory Cemetery in Minden with the Rev. T.W. Barnes officiating. Burial followed under the direction of Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Minden.
Mrs. Caple, a native of Coalgate, Okla., and a resident of Sibley, passed away Thursday, Sept. 13, in Minden. She was a resident of Sibley for the past 20 years.She is survived by her husband, Douglas Warren Caple of Sibley; sons,Denver McDonald of Oklahoma City, Okla., and Raymond McDonald of Sunnyvale, Calif.; sister, Mabel Cooper of Richmond Calif.; threegrandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Jimmie L. Jordan
Funeral services for Mrs. Jimmie L. Jordan, 79, will be held at 11 a.m.Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2001, at New Light Baptist Church with Dr. Charlie Winzer officiating. Burial will follow at Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Claiborne Parish, under the direction of Kennon and Sons Mortuary.
Visitation will be held today, Sept. 17, at the funeral home.Mrs. Jordan, a native of Claiborne Parish, passed away Thursday, Sept.13, in Shreveport. She was born March 21, 1922.She is survived by her cousins, Lucille Miller of Pomona, Calif., LonnieMiller of Dallas, Texas, Faye Davis and Frank Davis, both of Detroit, Mich., Rosiland Walker, Mattie Bell Allen, Ozell Walker, and Marvin McClendon, all of Minden; Don McClendon of Longview, Texas, Linda Brackins of Gibsland, Bobbie McClendon of Springhill, and O.C. Dawson of Houston, Texas; and a host of other relatives and friends.


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