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Selected Families and Individuals

Source Citations

Sidney Bedford Samuel

1FindaGrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/29418036. Image.

2Arkansas, County Marriages, 1837-1957, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:N99Q-JBQ. Image.

Ora May West Coffee

1FindaGrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/14522279/ora-west-samuel. Image.

2Arkansas, County Marriages, 1837-1957, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:N99Q-JBQ. Image.

Lewis Raymond Samuel

1FindaGrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/34215614/lewis-raymond-samuel. Image.

Herbert Lee Samuel

1FindaGrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/90820378/herbert-l-samuel. Image.

Kathryn Louise Samuel

1FindaGrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/54058364/kathryn-maxey. "Obituary, Minden Press-Herald Online Edition, June 23, 2005

Kathryn S. Maxey

Funeral services for Mrs. Kathryn S. Maxey, 90, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, June 24, 2005, at First Baptist Church in Minden with the Rev. Bill Ichter officiating and the Rev. Wayne DuBose 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. today, June 23, at the funeral home.
Mrs. Maxey, a native of Dianne, Ark., and a resident of Minden, passed away Tuesday, June 21, in Shreveport. She was a retired secretary for Arkla Gas. She was a Sunday school teacher at First Baptist Church in Minden in the nursery and the children's department for more than 50 years. She continued her membership at FBC Minden for 79 and one-half years. She was the first homecoming queen at Minden High School in 1933, and was honored by being the grand marshal in the MHS Homecoming Parade in 2000.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John H. Maxey Jr. and her parents, Sidney and Ora Samuel.

She is survived by her sons, David L. Maxey and wife Brenda of Many, John H. Maxey III and wife Regina of Keithville; sister, Betty Mott and husband Waynon of Alexandria; brother, James Samuel and wife Betty of Shreveport; five grandchildren, Amanda Maxey Ferguson and husband Shane of Baton Rouge, David L. Maxey Jr. of Minden, Kelley Cordray and husband Todd of Carrollton, Texas, Greg Austin and fiance, Kristi Means of Minden, and Elizabeth Woods and husband James of Vivian; and eight great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be George Taylor, Ronnie Farrar, Sam Samuel, David Maxey Jr., Dawson Samuel and Rick Chreene.

In lieu of flowers, Kathryn S. Maxey would much prefer you do something nice for someone in need, or give to the Louisiana Baptist Children's Home, P.O. Box 4196, Monroe, LA 71211-4196." Image.

Richard Lilburn Samuel

1FindaGrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/29418366/richard-lilburn-samuel. Image.

Sidney Bedford Samuel

1FindaGrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/54058512. "Obituary, Minden Press-Herald Online Edition, Thursday, Jun. 5, 2003

Sidney Samuel Jr.

Funeral services for Mr. Sidney B. Samuel Jr. will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, June 6, 2003, at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Minden with Dr. Ronald Prince and the Rev. Roy Dale Strother officiating. Burial will follow at Gardens of Memory Cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 5 until 8 p.m. today, June 5, at the funeral home.

Mr. Samuel passed away Tuesday, June 3, in Minden. He was born July 29, 1922. He was a graduate of Minden High School and served in the Navy with the Seabees in the Pacific during World War II and the Korean Conflict.

For more than 50 years, he owned and operated Samuel Electric.

Mr. Samuel was a member of First Baptist Church in Minden for years, now a member of North Acres Baptist Church of Minden. He helped organize the local AA and was instrumental in establishing Alpha House.

He was preceded in death by his parents, S.B. Samuel Sr. and Ora Coffee Samuel; four brothers, Lewis, Richard, Herbert and Charles Samuel.

He is survived by two sisters, Kathryn Samuel Maxey of Minden, Betty Samuel Mott and husband, the Rev. Waynon Mott of Alexandria; one brother, Jimmy Samuel and wife Betty of Shreveport; two sons, Tim Samuel and wife Sandra of Minden, Dawson Samuel and wife Lisa; grandchildren, Will and Katie of Minden; former wife, Betty Wall Samuel and daughter, Martha Stein of Loveland, Colo.; former wife and companion Lillian Lilly of Minden; stepchildren, Patricia Lilly Roy of New Orleans, Roy Lilly III of Minden; along with many nephews, nieces, other relatives and friends.

Pallbearers will be Brad Sandidge, Bill Tomlinson, Jimmy Heflin, David Maxey Sr., Joseph Hampton, and Harold Weaver. Honorary pallbearers will be Waco Robinson, Cathy Moore, Matt Gant, and David Maxey Jr.

Memorials may be made to North Acres Baptist Church or the local chapter of AA." Image.

Charles Calvin Samuel

1FindaGrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/29418293/charles-calvin-samuel. Image.

Woodson Terrell Harris

1FindaGrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/27824268/woodson-terrell-harris. "Obituary in the Hope Star says:


Woodson T Harris was born in the State of Alabama, June 25, 1817 and died July 31, 1904, being 87 years, 1 month and 6 days of age.

In 1841 he was married to Susan Beauchamp, who only lived about one year, leaving one child, George W., who grew to manhood and died in the Confederate service in the Autumn of 1861. In 1844, he was married to Rebecca F Powell, there being born to them 12 children, 9 of them still living: mary A Walden, J W Harris, W H Harris, A B Harris, J F Harris, Sallie L Jackson and Dora E Clopton. {NOTE - It does not mention Martha Ellen Samuel or Jasper Ely Harris who were living.} The deceased are Francis and Virginia who died in infancy and Lucy J Osteen who died in October 1899. In the year 1841 he embraced religion and joined the M E Church South and lived a consistent member of same until the year 1870 when he united with the Missionary Baptist and remained in that church until death, which occured at the home of his son, JW Harris in Hempstead County, Ark on the day above named. He was laid to rest by the side of his companion in the cemetery at White Oak Grove on the following day. The funeral services were conducted by Bro. Phillips at the church.

"Grandpa Harris" as he was familiarly known by every person in this community, was one of the few men of who it can be said, died and passed over the river to his reward without leaving a single enemy behind him. The writer has heard it said since he died, by men who knew him all their lives, that he was the best man they ever knew. This is saying a great deal, but I am sure there was none better. A man of his character never dies. He is not dead, but his spirit has gone to that God he loved and served so faithfully, and his memory lives. His life and character and virtues will always be cherished by and live in the hearts of his friends. How few there are who loved him in life that do not mourn him in death, realizing all that was great and kind in his character: a citizen of purest manhood, in faith, in feeling, in practice, in all the ardent aspirations of his soul, it was impossible from the very nature of his moral intellectual organization that it should be otherwise, but those who lived nearest his heart and were permitted to look in upon the secret chambers of his inner life, found there not only the pleasing longing after immortality which filled the souls of the ancients, but the most serious and childlike faith in the full realization of that Heaven sent hope through the precious promises of the gospel. There was one of the largest gatherings of friends to look upon the departed one for the last time we ever witnessed. The most impressive incident connected with the services was the kind and sympathetic talks made by his old war comrades, all those present making a feeling talk. These were: J S Moore, J W Clay, W J Clark, Uriah Weatley, Joe Roberts, G B Terry, and C E Bruce. This burial serivce will continually be remembered by the good people of De Ann Community.

By a life-long friend of the deceased and his family. May the God of Heaven to whom we point you, soften your grief with love. Written by Jno J Osteen in De Ann, Arkansas." Image.