SUbscriber Login | NEW SUBSCRIPTION  

Archive - Obituaries

  • warning: Parameter 2 to ad_flash_adapi() expected to be a reference, value given in /var/www/vhosts/rustonleader.com/httpdocs/includes/module.inc on line 497.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to ad_flash_adapi() expected to be a reference, value given in /var/www/vhosts/rustonleader.com/httpdocs/includes/module.inc on line 497.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to ad_flash_adapi() expected to be a reference, value given in /var/www/vhosts/rustonleader.com/httpdocs/includes/module.inc on line 497.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to ad_flash_adapi() expected to be a reference, value given in /var/www/vhosts/rustonleader.com/httpdocs/includes/module.inc on line 497.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to ad_flash_adapi() expected to be a reference, value given in /var/www/vhosts/rustonleader.com/httpdocs/includes/module.inc on line 497.

October 1st, 2013

Mr. Kenneth Rogers Bird

Kenneth Rogers Bird.jpg

Funeral services for Funeral services for Mr. Kenneth Rogers Bird, age 86 of Ruston, will be held at 2:00 PM Wednesday, October 2, 2013 at Owens Memorial Chapel. Officiating the service will be Dr. Michael Hawley. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery in Ruston under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Ruston. Mr. Bird was born January 2, 1927 in Fairbanks to Roy B. Bird and Jenny Buckley Bird. He died September 30, 2013 in Ruston. Kenneth was raised in Marion and moved to Ruston in 1952 when he was married. Mr.

Bookmark and Share

September 27th

Mr. Ashton Attis Wilkerson

Aston A Wilkerson.jpg

Graveside services for Mr. Ashton Attis Wilkerson are scheduled for Sunday, September 29, 2013, 2:00 p.m., at the Grambling Memorial Garden Cemetery. In case of inclement weather services will be at Memorial Funeral Home in Arcadia. Ashton was born in Ruston, LA on November 13, 1936 to the union of Esther Goree and Calvin A. Wilkerson. Upon the death of his mother in 1937, “Jerry,” as he was affectionately known, grew up in the home of his maternal aunt, Nulon Goree Williams and uncle Joe E. Williams, Sr.

Bookmark and Share

Margie Opal Garrett Douglas

Margie Opal Garrett Douglas, 97, of Ruston, Louisiana went to be with her Lord September 23, 2013.

Bookmark and Share

Mrs. Mary Margaret Barr

Mary Barr.jpg

Mrs. Mary Margaret Barr, 87, passed away on Tuesday, September 24, 2013 after a brief illness. A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held Tuesday, October 1, 2013, at 10:00 am at Broadmoor United Methodist Church. Officiating will be Rev. Ken Irby and Rev. Kathy Wafer of Broadmoor United Methodist Church. Mrs. Barr was born Sept. 11, 1926 to Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Stamps. She was a proud Texan and claimed the entire state as her native home - never wanting to favor one city over the other of the many Texas locales in which she resided.

Bookmark and Share

Mary Doherty

Mary Doherty.jpg

A celebration of life will be held Saturday, September 28 at 2:00 p.m. at the Blanchard-St. Denis Funeral Home of Natchitoches for Mrs. George Doherty, the former Mary Jeanne Mabry, 90, who passed away peacefully surrounded by family and friends, Tuesday, September 24 at Natchitoches Regional Medical Center. Interment will be at Memory Lawn in Natchitoches. The Reverend Doug de Graffenreid will officiate the services. Mrs. Doherty was preceded in death by her beloved husband, George, her parents, and two brothers.

Bookmark and Share

September 26th

Mrs. Mona Hall Killgore

Mona Killgore.jpg

Funeral services for Mrs. Mona Hall Killgore, age 85, of Bentonville, Arkansas, formerly of Ruston, will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, September 28, 2013 at Owens Memorial Chapel in Ruston with Rev. Hulen Warren officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery in Ruston under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Ruston. Mrs. Killgore was born on September 6, 1928 in Clay, Louisiana to Marion B. and Lucy Hall.

Bookmark and Share

Mrs. Mary Margaret Barr

Mary Barr.jpg

Mrs. Mary Margaret Barr, 87, passed away on Tuesday, September 24, 2013 after a brief illness. A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held Tuesday, October 1, 2013, at 10:00 am at Broadmoor United Methodist Church. Officiating will be Rev. Ken Irby and Rev. Kathy Wafer of Broadmoor United Methodist Church. Mrs. Barr was born Sept. 11, 1926 to Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Stamps. She was a proud Texan and claimed the entire state as her native home - never wanting to favor one city over the other of the many Texas locales in which she resided.

Bookmark and Share

September 23rd

Mr. Sam Willis O'Bannon

Sam O'Bannon.jpg

Funeral services for Mr. Sam Willis O'Bannon, 94, of Bernice was held at 2:00pm Monday, September 23, at First Baptist Church in Bernice with Rev. Charles Malone officiating. Burial was in Bernice City Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of Farrar Funeral Home of Farmerville. Mr. O'Bannon, died Friday September 20, 2013. He was a longtime member of First Baptist Church. He was a veteran of both WWII and Korea. Mr. O'Bannon worked as a civilian at Fort Rucker, Al. in the maintenance of helicopters for Northrop Aviation Corp.

Bookmark and Share

September 19th

Billy Dean Bryan

Bill Bryan.jpg

Billy Dean Bryan was born November 28, 1939 into the union of Myrtle Mavis Greer of Arcadia and Elvis Bryan of Downsville and died on September 16, 2013 peacefully at home. Bill graduated from Downsville High School and then Louisiana State University. He received a Masters of Business Administration degree from Louisiana Tech University's first MBA class and became a CPA. Bill married Sue Hogg Bryan in 1962 and had three children, Scott, Jeff and Keli. Bill began working in his father's sausage plant, Bryan Sausage, as a teenager and went on to manage the business for several decades.

Bookmark and Share

September 17th

Brother John Henry Wyatt

Wyatt, John Henry.jpg

Funeral Services for Brother John Henry Wyatt will be held, Wednesday, September 18, 2013, 10:00 a.m., at Mt. Zion Baptist Church, 2586 Martin Luther King, Jr., Avenue, Grambling, LA. Rev. Anthony C. Slack, Pastor, officiant.

Bookmark and Share