Funeral services for Mary Ellen Berry Upton were held at 2 p.m., Monday, Jan. 12, 2015, at Rose-Neath Funeral Home Chapel in Minden, with the Rev. Carl Rhoads officiating. Interment followed at Minden Cemetery in Minden. The family received friends from noon until service on Monday, Jan. 12, 2015.

Mary Ellen was born Oct. 17, 1928, in Ruston and entered into rest Jan. 9, 2015, in Shreveport. She was a member of First United Methodist Church and the P.E.O.

Her husband, R. Horace Upton and son, Jimmy Upton preceded her in death.

She is survived by her daughter, Ellen Elizabeth Upton Madden of Bossier City; grandchildren, Chad Allen Madden and wife, Arden of Bossier City and Lindsay Salter and husband, Robert of Bossier City; and great-grandchildren, Austin, Hunter and Eva.

Pallbearers were Luke Ritchie, Darrell Winget, Greg Nichols, Scott Merritt, Shay Merritt and David Barnett.

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