The Minden Press Herald wrote on Friday, 28 May, 2010
Honoring the fallen: Spc. Joshua Abram Tomlinson

Flags fly at half-staff in our town this week.
Tears are flowing. Hearts are heavy. Souls are weary.

Army Spc. Joshua A. Tomlinson, 24, Dubberly, La., died May 18, 2010 in Kabul, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered in a suicide car bombing. He was assigned to Special Troops Battalion, V Corps, Heidelberg, Germany.

MINDEN — Supporters from veterans organizations and motorcycle clubs joined members of First Baptist Church of Minden and people from the community to form an unofficial honor guard around the church before Spc. Josh Tomlinson’s funeral today.

Hundreds of people waved American flags of all sizes. People lined the route from the church to the cemetery. Stores posted supportive messages on their marquees. And people standing at attention held signs thanking Tomlinson for his service and offering prayers for his family.Tomlinson was killed in a vehicle bomb blast May 18 in Kabul.His funeral service wrapped moments ago. The service included tributes to Tomlinson and an audiovisual presentation incorporating family photos.



Abram Tomlinson

Sgt. Joshua Abram Tomlinson

WEBSTER PARISH, LA Funeral services for Spc. Joshua Abram Tomlinson, who has been posthumously promoted to sergeant (Sgt.), will be held Saturday, May 29, 2010 at 2 p.m., at First Baptist Church Minden. Officiating will be the Rev. Jeff Ramsey and the Rev. Jim Yocum. Interment will follow at Gardens of Memory with full military honors. The family will receive friends Friday, May 28, 2010, from 5 until 8 p.m. at Rose-Neath in Minden.

His son Jonas Tomlinson, grandparents Margie and Houston Tomlinson, and Gus Adams preceded him in death.

He is survived by his wife Rowena Tomlinson of Germany, father Carl Tomlinson and companion Adrienne Sanders of Dubberly, mother Rebecca Jobe and companion Mickey Holtzclaw of Minden, grandmother Dorothy Adams of Minden, sisters Latha Tomlinson and fiancé Joe Nelson of Heflin, Cynda Tomlinson of Minden, brothers Carl (C.C.) Tomlinson of Minden, Jordan Tomlinson of Dubberly, nephews Joey and Tristan Nelson, nieces Selanna Coker and Mila Moore, and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins throughout the United States.

Honorary pallbearers will be his brothers, sisters, nephews, and nieces.

In lieu of flowers the Tomlinson family asks that donations be made to a charitable military organization geared towards assisting injured service members returning home from a tour of duty. Rose-Neath Funeral Home

Minden, LA (318) 377-3412