Submitted by Ruston Leader on Tue, 05/24/2016 - 11:50am
Our precious mama, Edwina Wright Colvin, was born April 9, 1926, weighing two pounds. At a time when there were no incubators, intensive care units, or any other equipment to care for a preemie, and despite all odds and many dire predictions, she survived. Mama was fed with a medicine dropper. She left this life May 23, 2016, at the age of 90 and is now living in a mansion and eating from God’s bountiful table.
Submitted by Ruston Leader on Fri, 05/20/2016 - 11:46am
Lovick Patrick 'Pat' McLane died May 13, 2016, in Grand Junction, CO, at age 83.
He was the son of Coach L. P. 'Eddie' McLane and Elizabeth Genevieve McLane. He is survived by his wife, Maggie, a son, Mike and a daughter Betsy; two sisters Ann McLane Fraser and Jan McLane Worthy and ten grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Lodia and son Patrick Dennis.
Donations may be made to the Coach Eddie McLane Fund at Louisiana Tech, Box 1190, Ruston71273.
Submitted by Ruston Leader on Tue, 05/17/2016 - 4:53pm
Funeral services for Donna Williams Couch, age 58, of Ruston, LA will be held Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 10:00 AM in the Chapel of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Ruston, LA. Dr. Dwayne Miller will officiate. Interment will follow at the Vienna Cemetery in Vienna, LA under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Ruston, LA.
Submitted by Ruston Leader on Mon, 05/16/2016 - 9:03am
Susan Nickell Carothers, 95, passed from this life May 11, 2016 at Stillwater Medical Center.
Susan was born in Hazel Green, Kentucky, on September 19, 1920 to M.C. and Grace (Vest) Nickell.
Susan is survived by her son Jim Carothers and wife Sherill of Perry, OK daughter Barbara Carothers Indianapolis, IN as well as grandson Matt Carothers and wife Tracey Atlanta, GA and grandchildren Katie Ulmer, Andrew Ulmer and many special nieces and nephews.
Online condolences may be made on brown-duggerfuneralhome.com.
Submitted by Ruston Leader on Mon, 05/16/2016 - 9:02am
Memorial services for Barrett Jackson “Jack” Rains, age 69 of Ruston will be held at 2:00 PM, Sunday, May 15, 2016 at Owens Memorial Chapel. Officiating the service will be Rev. Louis Bartett. Burial will follow in Bayou Scie Cemetery in Zwolle, LA under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Ruston.
Submitted by Ruston Leader on Fri, 05/13/2016 - 12:48pm
John Henry Buggs began his earthly journey on November 26, 1949, Ruston, Louisiana.
He was entrusted to the love and care of James and Irene Buggs. At the time of birth, he was welcomed by four siblings, James, William, Doris and Priscilla. The family later was increased by two additional brothers, Billy and Scotty.
John attended Lincoln Elementary in the Special Education Division with Mrs. Rosa Lee Hodges as his beloved teacher. Governmental policies changes disrupted his school attendance. But, John over the years became wise and knowledgeable beyond his “disability”.
Submitted by Ruston Leader on Tue, 05/10/2016 - 11:59am
Graveside services for Caroline Weathersby, age 104, of Ruston, LA will be held Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at 10:00 AM at Pines Memorial Gardens in Ruston, LA under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Ruston. Rev. Andy Johnson will officiate.
Caroline was born on October 25, 1911 in Coushatta, LA and passed away on May 7, 2016. Her mother died a few days after she was born. Her dad was a doctor, but couldn’t care for her.
Submitted by Ruston Leader on Fri, 04/29/2016 - 12:23pm
The Life and Legacy of Sadie Pearl Allen Ludley
Once in a lifetime you meet a person that truly embodies fostering the best in others. That would sum up the life and legacy of Sadie A. Ludley. Sadie Pearl Allen Ludley was born October 27, 1933 to the late Edward Allen and Florida Smith Allen Grayson in Linden, Alabama. She departed this life to reunite with the love of her life, Richard, on April 23, 2016.
Submitted by Ruston Leader on Thu, 04/28/2016 - 1:05pm
Funeral services for June Brister Gough, 86, of Shreveport, formerly of Ruston, LA will be held at 10 AM on Friday, April 29, 2016 at the Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Ruston's Chapel. Rev. Andy Johnson will officiate. Interment will be at Pythian Cemetery in Bunkie, LA.