Doyline, Webster Parish, Louisiana

Graveside services for Marcus Alan Burge, 52, will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, August 5, 2016 at Point Chapel Cemetery, Doyline, LA under the direction of Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Minden, LA with the Rev. Gerald Palmer officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Thursday, August 4, 2016 at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Minden.

Mark was born April 24, 1964 in Shreveport and entered into rest August 2, 2016 in Doyline, LA.

He is survived by his mother, Nellie Burge and brother, Mike Burge, both of Doyline; children, Tiffany Burge, Allen Burge, Crystal Erickson and Billy Huckaby and grandchildren, Katie, Lucas Wayne, Brian, and Ella Marie.

He was preceded in death by his father, James Burge.

Pallbearers will be Galen Stanley, Todd Kokoschke, Larry White, Steven Reeve, Robby Burge and Marvin Avant.

note: Nellie Sapp was a 1954 graduate of MHS. James Burge was a 1955 graduate of DHS.


Full Name: Lee Andrew "Drew" Chreene
Address: Minden, Louisiana (LA)
Born: 12/10/1935
Died: 03/07/2014
Visitation: 03/10/2014
Service: 03/11/2014
Cemetery: Gardens of Memory

Drew ChreeneLee Andrew "Drew" Chreene
Funeral services for Lee "Drew" Chreene will be held Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at 10 a.m. at First Baptist Church Minden. Officiating will be Rev. Malcolm Self. Interment will follow at Gardens of Memory in Minden, Louisiana under the direction of Rose-Neath Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 5 until 8 p.m. Monday, March 10, 2014 at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Minden.
Drew was born December 10, 1935 in Shreveport, Louisiana and entered into rest March 7, 2014 in Minden, Louisiana. He served in the United States National Guard and was a carpenter. 
His wife Wanda W. Chreene preceded him in death. 
He is survived by his sons Rick Chreene and wife Terri of Minden, Mike Chreene and wife LaDonna of Minden, Ronnie Chreene and wife Mary of Minden, daughter Debbie C. Jenkins and husband Jimmy of Minden, sisters Helen Dunn of Haughton, Dorothy White of Shreveport, Betty Whittle of Benton, brother Leon Chreene of Shreveport, ten grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren, and a special friend Ann Harlan. 
Pallbearers will be Mark Chreene, Jeremy Chreene, David Chreene, Preston Chreene, Brandon Chreene and Jason Taylor.
Rose-Neath Funeral Home
211 Murrell Street 
Minden, Louisiana 
(318) 377-3412 Fax (318) 377-0227 

Submitted by: Susan Fields, Class of 1972

Note: Drew was pre-deceased by his parents Lee and Mattie Chreene

Brothers -  Clyde and Johnny Chreene and a sister named Louise

Full Name: Dixie Faye Hanson
Address: Minden, Louisiana (LA)
Born: 11/20/1934
Died: 09/10/2013
Visitation: 09/13/2013
Service: 09/14/2013
Cemetery: Doyline Cemetery

Funeral services for Dixie Faye Hanson, affectionately known as Nana, will be held Saturday, September 14, 2013 at 10 a.m. at First Baptist Church Doyline. Officiating will be Rev. Eddie Rhymes. Interment will follow at Doyline Cemetery under the direction of Rose-Neath Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 5 until 7 p.m. Friday, September 13, 2013 at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Minden, Louisiana.

Dixie was born November 20, 1934 in Wisner, Louisiana, the daughter of Thomas Milton Carter and Carrie Byrnes Carter. She entered into rest September 10, 2013 in Doyline, Louisiana. She enjoyed singing, and at an early age could be heard singing on the local radio station, the Louisiana Hayride and her church choir. She worked at LAAP as an Associate Engineer for twenty plus years. Dixie was a devoted member of First Baptist Church in Doyline where she served as choir director, church treasurer, GA leader and various other roles. 

She was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Billy Noel Hanson, and her brothers Frank Carter and Johnnie Carter.

She is survived by her sons Steve Hanson and wife Rhonda of Glenwood, Arkansas, David Hanson and wife Beth of Maumelle, Arkansas, Bobby Hanson and wife Arlene of Cypress, Texas, daughter Donna Hanson Boltinghouse of Bossier City, brothers Tommy Carter and wife Fancy of Doyline, Clyde Carter and wife Iris of Doyline, Clifton Carter and wife Harriet of Springhill, nine grandchildren, thirteen great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Dixie loved her family, her church, gardening, crafts, being in the kitchen preparing meals for those she loved, and gospel music. 

The family would like to express their appreciation to Marla Bardwell for her love, support, and devotion.

Rose-Neath Funeral Home

211 Murrell Street 

Minden, Louisiana 71055

(318) 377-3412 Fax (318) 377-0227

Webster Parish Centennial 1871-1971 Written by The Webster Parish Police Jury

Submitted by Ann Mays Harlan

If you grew up or went to school in Doyline and would like to share your memories, stories and/or pictures with us e-mail us at MindenMemories@AOL.Com or write to Sherry Gresham Gritzbaugh, 4507 Verone Street, Bellaire, Texas 77401. She would like to hear from you. All your pictures and material will be promptly returned to you. Be sure to include your return address.

Doyline Schools --Union,grades k-6 (Principal Yolanda Palmer) 2006/7 --Doyline High School, grades 7-12 (Principal Johnny Rowland)



Dear Doyline High School
Thou hast Inspired Us
Through years of study
And through years of strife.
Though we may leave you
As the years go by.
We will not fail you
Doyline High.

Blue and gold, blue and gold.
Colors staunch and true.
Grateful ever, young or old,
We belong to you.
You have taught us to be loyal
Loyal, brave and true,
And Our future was begun to you.

The history of Doyline school dates back to the late 1800s by town founder Captain Downs B. Doyle. Did you know it started as a one room?  In 1902 a new two room building was built on the same site, and enrollment climbed to seventy-five. By 1910, a six-acre tract of land was bought  and a frame two room building was built on the same site, and enrollment climbed to seventy-five. By 1910 , a six-acre tract of land was bought,  and a frame building was erected. In 1914 the first class graduated. A second floor was added in 1919, and later the home economic cottage was added in 1921.erected. In 1914 the first class graduated. A second floor was added in 1919, and later the home economics cottage was added in 1921. Later,  this building was converted into a gymnasium.

 Doyline High School Reunion February 18, 2006

 Parking Lot......Does anyone know what the building in the background is?

Bennie Jean Gresham, Class of 1948  and Theressa Greeson, Class of 1951

Miriam Booth, Drew Chreene, and Sherry Gresham Gritzbaugh)

Miriam's brother Elton Booth was in the class with Drew and Sherry when they attended Doyline school.  Elton did not attend the reunion this year. He now lives in Odessa, Texas. Last year he and Joe Pyle drove from Odessa, Texas to be there. Drew and Sherry were the only two from that class in attendance. We were disappointed that we did not get to see them. If they read this message maybe they will e-mail me at MindenMemories@AOL.COM and send me a picture to add to the site.

Wonder if any of our class remembers when we square danced to "Old Dan Tucker" for the entire school and made idiots of ourselves?  :>) My partner was BobbyWray Herren.  I thought he was sooo cute.

This is Wick Pickett, the  younger brother of Marion Frances "Black" Pickett and Bob Pickett. He had not started to school in 1944. It warmed my heart so to see and be able to visit with him at the reunion. His sister was my best friend when we attended Doyline school. Black and I often spent the night with each other. We would take a boat and  play in a creek behind the Doyline housing project. It probably wasn't very deep.  

This is Shirley Greeson and Theressa Greeson Hunter.

This is Jack Shelly and Ruth Gordon Shelly. Ruth lived in "Rest-A-While" near the old Edgar Hands Drive-In. We had fun remembering the day we walked to her house when we were kids. She was the younger sister of Mack who is married to Mary Ruth McGinty Gordon. Mary Ruth is the lady that is writing the history of McIntyre. They were best friends and next door neighbors. We all rode Mr. Bert Rankins school bus when we were growing up and going to Doyline school. Two of the Gordon brothers recently died.  Mack is still living.  

The two ladies you see in the background are the Greeson sisters, Shirley and Theressa.  Regina was with them but she was mingling with the crowd and we did not get her picture.  Wanda did not attend. We were sad to learn that the eldest sister, Dolores Greeson Mays, was deceased.

Does anyone know if Jack and J. B. Shelly below are the same person?

Jack and J.B. Shelly/Shelley are two different people. J.B. died in
2003, but last I heard, Jack is still alive. They are/were cousins of
my father.

The surname has morphed over the years, depending upon the branch of
the family. It's sometimes spelled "Sheley", "Shelly", or "Shelley". I don't know their graduation years. My father was Maxwell Shelley.
Nellie married Cecil Savacool and they still live over on US-80 on the
north side of the ammunition plant. Nellie was one of my father's
younger sisters. He was the oldest from the N.B. "Bud" Shelley side
of the family.
Submitted by: Mike Shelley

                                                                                  THE PANORAMA

                                                                 DOYLINE  HIGH  SCHOOL, 1944

To J. B. Shelly and S. J. Collins who should have been members of our graduating class, but who have answered the call of our country, we the seniors of 1944, dedicate this annual, the Panther.


                                                      Senior Class of 1944. - 11th grade


                                                         Junior Class of 1944 - 10th grade



                                   Sophomores  Class of 1944 -  9th Grade


                           Freshman Class of 1944 - 8th Grade

                                        6th and 7th. grade of 1944 - Doyline School

                           5th and 4th grade - Doyline School

                                  3rd. and 2nd. grade - Doyline School - 1944

Doris Triplet  - 3rd. grade
Written by Press-Herald Staff   
Tuesday, 03 February 2009
Funeral services for Doris Triplet, 74, of Minden, will be held at 10 a.m. at Rockett Funeral Home Chapel in Ringgold on Saturday, Jan. 31, 2009, with Bro. James Phillips officiating.  Interment will follow at Gilgal Cemetery in Minden.Mrs. Triplet was born Jan. 4, 1935, in Doyline and passed away Jan. 29, 2009, at the Grace Home in Shreveport after a long illness.She was preceded in death by her parents, Alva Jarrett and Gladys Clark; a sister, Evelyn Lee; brother, Lonnie Jarrett; and two sons, David and Russell Triplet.Left to cherish her memory are her daughter, Stacy Garcie of Sibley; son, Mike Triplet of Minden; sisters, Louise Coyle and Barbara Evans, both of Minden; brother, Jimmy Jarrett of Irving, Texas; Six grandchildren; Six great-grandchildren; and a number of other relatives and friends.Pallbearers will be Justin Moss, Nathan Triplet, Ricky Lee, Sonny Wilson, Millard Boyet, and Robert Cross.  Honorary pallbearers will be Earl Uzzle and Ricky Uzzle.

                                1st grade - 4th club - 1944

Bennie Gresham played the saxaphone.  She is the shortest girl in the middle of the second row.


My family moved to Louisiana around 1942/43 about the time WWII started. I attended Doyline school. This is a picture of my 3rd. grade class while I was attending school at Doyline.  In 1948 we moved to Minden. My parents bought a home on Police Street. My Mom lived there until May, 2004. My family moved to Route 4 in Minden, Louisiana located in the Webster Parish School District in 1943. We attended Doyline School. There were only eleven grades back then. I do not have a picture of my 1st. or  2nd. grade class. 

From left to right starting at the top row: One of the five boys may be Elton Booth, the tall girl could be Mary Margaret DeSoto (?) standing next to me, Maxine Brooks, Sherry Gresham, LaVerne Owens, Doris Jarrett, W.D. Sharpling, H.A. Carlisle, Andrew "Drew" Chreene, unknown boy, maybe Joe Pyle next to him, unknown girl, unknown boy, Donald Gene Bradley, unknown boy, Christine Dick and Ms. Bangs. 2nd. Row:  Ms. Capps, Albert Booth, four unknown boys, Faye Smart is standing in front of me, unknown girl, unknown boy, Lenora Carter, unknown girl, Annie Bell Hines, unknown girl, Barbara  Strong, Is this Glen Rathburn? and the last three are unknown.



Drew Chreene looks so cute in his white shirt and tie doesn't he? He moved to Minden and became an expert carpenter and still lives there today.

Albert Booth lives in Doyline, Louisiana.

Elton Booth lives in Odessa, Texas

Donald Gene Bradley

H. A. Carlisle

Lenora Carter.

Christine Dick is in a nursing home.

Sherry Gresham Gritzbaugh lives in Bellaire, Texas

Bobby Herren had been living in Shreveport.

Arnold Lee Kendrick

Mike Nicholson

Jimmy Pullig

Joe Pyle lives near Odessa, Texas

Patsy Scott moved to Haughton.

Raymond Smith

W. D. Sharpling moved to Minden and served in the Viet Nam war. He lives in North Carolina.

Donald Gene Bradley went on to Minden High School to play football for the Minden Crimson Tide.

Annie Bell Hines Sledge married a Minden dentist, Dr. Sledge and now calls Minden her home.

Francelia Wiggins

If you remember any of these people please ask them to write to me at Memories@AOL.COM




Marie Beckham Harville died 14 May 1984

Geneva Booth is deceased

Lois Jean Lockwood is deceased

Marion Frances "Black" Pickett McBride died 01 June 1991

Bobby Lester Smith is deceased

Melvin Taylor is deceased.   - He was in the U.S. Air Force and had a wreck on his way home from work.


The Doyline Gym...Taken December 2003, Photograph by Ann Mays Harlan

We did not have a football team at Doyline. I still remember this cheer we would sing at basketball games.

My mans a panther man
He goes to Doyline High
And in my future life
I'm going to be his wife
Hey! Ho! How do you know?
I told him so!!!

This is not the way I remember the way town of Doyline looking from 1942-1947.

in my memory the drug store was on the corner about a block from the Scott home.

Was the building torn down?


  Volunteer Fire and Rescue

Photographs comliments of Jim Gritzbaugh


 This photo was submitted by LeVerne Langheld Kidd, class of 57 Says LeVerne, it was one that John Agan, Webster Parish Historian may have used in one of his books. John
also graduated from MHS in 1976.

John Agan's post: Seemed an appropriate image for today. I know the Webster Parish Schools have been back for a bit, but it's my first day of teaching. So, here are the drivers and students from

                                          DOYLINE SCHOOL 1914

Says Dottie Day Adcock...

Sherry, there are two girls in the first row standing. They have on identical dresses. One is taller than the other. They are John's aunts. The taller girl is Lois LONG Vick, mother of Merlin Vick of Minden. The other is her twin, Louise LONG Shepard. I cannot find John's mother, Mattie Lee LONG Adcock, but I believe the older sister, Mary L. LONG, is on the next row back, one over, to the girls right. She has dark hair and a fairly dark dress similar to Lois and Louise. 

Sherry, I have found John's mother and grandmother also in the photo. There is a little girl seated on the front row  with a bow in her hair. That would be Mattie Lee LONG Adcock, John's mother. The girls' mother is standing in the back row, 2nd of the women that can be easily seen. I have a 1913 photo when they were at the Louisiana State Fair that helped me confirm that. What a treasure!