Towns, Places, Villages and Streams


If you grew up and went to school in Dubberly, Louisiana we would like to hear from you. Our e-mail address is Please send us some memories, stories & photo's. We will return them to you if you would rather send them by snail mail. The address is: Sherry Gritzbaugh, 4507 Verone Street, Bellaire, TX77401. If you are scanning them please send a message first so we will be expecting them.

Your favorite teachers, principals, friends, classes, obits, etc. just send us your memories and we will post them here.


Betty Jean Evans Beatty

Minden, LA A celebration of life service honoring Betty Jean Evans Beatty will be held at Minden Rose-Neath Chapel on Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at 10:00 AM. Family visitation will be on Monday from 5-7 p.m. Burial will follow at Gardens of Memory Cemetery.

Betty was born to Will and Sallie Evans on August 11, 1932 and died on April 30, 2016 at age 83 after a brief illness.

Betty Jean was preceded in death by her parents, Will and Sallie Cox Evans; sisters Minnie Norton, Ollie Evans, Arnell Caldwell; brothers Richard, Claudis, Ray, and Roy Evans; husband Harold Beatty, and daughter-in-law Emmy Ruth Colvin Beatty.

She is survived by one sister, Mary Sue Brown of Victoria TX, son Bruce Beatty, daughter Becky Beatty Holomon, special son-in-law, Mike Holomon, grandsons Garrett and Will Holomon, along with a host of nieces and nephews.

Published in Shreveport Times on May 2, 2016

Thank you so much for your quick reply and forwarding our message to Mr Roy. I've attached for use on your website Aunt Marie's basketball picture with Coach/Principal Mr. Manning. 
Aunt Marie Pickett White is standing next to Coach Manning to his right. 

 Thank you so much for your quick reply and forwarding our message to Mr Roy. I've attached for use on your website Aunt Marie's basketball picture with Coach/Principal Mr. Manning. 
Aunt Marie Pickett White is standing next to Coach Manning to his right. 

Thank you.  This will make a nice addition to the website.  Can you or someone id the other girls in the photo for us? 

It is a beautiful colored picture which was given to me by Mrs. Roy (Joy) Connell.  I am going to copy her on this message as I do not have the rights to this picture.  Roy had sister's whoplayed on the Dubberly basketball team and he can answer all your questions.  Roy also graduated from Dubberly High School.  He and one of the sister's are still living.  One livesin Minden and Roy in Pasadena, Texas.  Both are well educated and  are interested in historyand would probably welcome your query. Sherry 

Hello Sherry,

My name is Jack Varuso , my wife Jeannie and I are Video Biography and Personal Historian and are current working on a Biography for one of Jeannie's Aunt's whom attend Dubberly HS from 7th grade1948 till graduation in 1954.

You post this attached picture of Dubberly HS. We would like to get permission to use the attached picture to use in Marie Pickett Whites video biography. She played on the Dubberly HS basketball woman's team from 7th-12th grade. Her coaches were Mr. Manning and Mr. Ross. We were wondering if you know whom this Picture belongs to.
Jack J Varuso   

                                             DUBBERLY HIGH SCHOOL

Dubberly teachers were :

Harry and Dorothy Campbell

Harold and Virginia Bartlett

Compliments of Sister Connell Davis

Mascot: The Eagle

School Colors:  Blue and Gold

Dubberly Students now attend school at Lakeside High School


           Martha Belton

Mrs. L.E. Belton (Mary Lee Cole) was my mother. She taught at Dubberly High School in the 30's and 40's. She also worked at LAAP during the early part of WWII.  My dad died in 1946, and we moved to Minden in 1951, where she taught in the junior high until her retirement in 1970.  She first taught in the old MHS building which stood where the new building is under construction.  When that building was razed, the junior high was moved to the 1924 building.  From there, she and her colleagues moved over to the brand new Theresa M. Lowe Junior High on Clerk Street where they all stayed until retirement.  She and her fellow teachers at that 7th and 8th grade level were quite a group. 

     Mr. R.H. Manning was principal at Dubberly High School (K-12) during the 40's, and his wife, Robbie Davis Manning, taught 1st and 2nd grades there.  They moved to Minden in the early 50's where he became Webster Parish Superintendent of Schools, and Robbie taught at Stewart Elementary until her retirement. 


I was Bob Mannings secretary when he was Supervisor of Transportation and when he was Assistant Superintendent of Schools.  He was a very nice, kind boss.  I liked both he and Robbie very much.  I left the Central Office and was secretary at Harper Elem. in order to have the same hours off as my children. 

 Wanda Monzingo Ballard.


                          Sign  at the Dubberly Country store                        
The Dubberly Store - Photo's compliments of Ann Mays Harlan



In 1921 the downtown of Dubberly ws destroyed by fire. In 1920 some stores were still in operation were M. T. Worsham's Barber Shop, the Bessie Batton House, The T. C. Connell Store, The J. C. Worsham Store, M. H. Boyett, W. W, McCoy Store, The Pat McCrary Store, and the Dan Parham Saloon. You can see pictures of these stores in John Agan's book "Images of America WEBSTER PARISH.

If you would like a copy of John's books, call toll free 1-888-313-2665 or e-mail or contact the Webster Parish Library in Minden, Louisiana.

Also ask about Images of Minden and Minden Perseverance and Pride

Does anyone know who the men are in the photograph? If so, e-mail us at


 This is the way Dubberly looked before it was destroyed before the big fire during the twenties. The two story building is the Pat McCrary Store; Dan Parham owned a Saloon next door. To the left of him was the W. W. McCoy Store; Next is the M. H. Boyet Store;   J. C. Worsham Store is  next door.  Thomas C. Connell owned the Store to the left  of him.  The Bessie Batton House was next door.   W. T. Worsham Barber Shop is on left end of the picture.   (pg. 104 Images of Webster Parish courtesy of Joe Butler & Carolyn Walraven)







Submitted by Ann Mays Harlan, Class of 1958

Shreveport Times, May 6, 2007

Martha Sue "Sue Baby" Connell

MINDEN, LA - Funeral services for Sue Connell will be held Thursday May 7, 2009 at 2 pm at Rose-Neath Funeral Home Chapel in Minden. Officiating will be Rev. Rick Wolfe and Rev. Everett Geis, Sr. Interment will follow at Fellowship cemetery in Dubberly. Family will receive friends from 5-9 Wednesday May 6, 2009 at Rose-Neath.

Sue was born July 3, 1941 in Minden and entered into rest May 4, 2009 in Bossier City.

She was a longtime insurance clerk at the Shell Plant, P&S & Doctors Hospital. Her passion was baking cakes and casseroles.

Her parents Marshal Leroy Connell and Joe Eddie Terrill Connell; brother Ernest "Buddy" Connell and sister-in-law Ruth Connell preceded her in death.

She is survived by sisters Mattie "Snookie" Caskey and husband Billy Wayne of Arcadia, Virginia "Sister" Davis and husband Al of Minden; brother Roy Lee Connell and wife Joy Faye of Pasadena, Texas; nephews Wayne Caskey and wife Vicki, Mike Connell and wife Paula; nieces Kayla, Patti, Katherine Braddock and husband Robert, Tracy, and Rachel; great-nieces Katlyn and Ruby, and numerous other great nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Wayne Caskey, Brad Reynolds, Randy Reynolds, Tom Kincannon, Billy Wayne Caskey and Bobby Crow.

Honorary pallbearers will be Al Davis, J. D. Maddox, and Mickey Perryman.

Memorials may be made to Fellowship Baptist Church, Baptist Children's Home or St. Jude's Children Research. Rose-Neath Funeral Home

Webster Parish Centennial 1871-1971 Published by the Police Jury