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Archive - 2011 - Obituaries

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October 23rd

Dewey C. Thurmon

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Dewey C. Thurmon of Ruston died at age 93 on Friday, October 21st. Visitation will be on Monday, October 24th at 9:30 a.m. followed immediately by the funeral at 11:00 a.m., both at the Presbyterian Church of Ruston. Reverend Edith Hill will officiate. Interment will follow at Greenwood Cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Ruston, LA.

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October 21st

Nellie Hicks Dumas

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Funeral services for Nellie Hicks Dumas, age 86, of Dubach LA will be held at 10:00 AM Saturday, October 22, 2011 at Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston. Officiating the service will be Bro. Kurt Auger and Bro. Douglas Hicks. Interment will follow at Antioch Cemetery in Simsboro, LA.

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October 20th

Joseph Bootsie Davidson

Mr. Joseph Bootsie Davidson, 80, passed away Wednesday, October 19, 2011 in a local hospital surrounded by his family.

Joe was born in Teague, TX and was a resident of Lake Charles for the past 16 years. He lived most of his life in Pearl River. Mr. Davidson was a 1951 graduate of Ruston High School and attended Louisiana Technical College. He was a believer in Jesus Christ and worked as a truck driver most of his life. Joe enjoyed fishing, gardening, farming and he played the saxophone in his younger years.

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October 19th

Milton Willett

Funeral services will be held for Milton Willett, at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, October 21, 2011, at First Baptist Church in Arcadia. Interment will follow at Hurricane Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday, October 20, 2011 from 5:00 until 8:00 p.m.

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October 18th

Syble J. Grant

Mrs. Syble J. Grant, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, aunt, and friend passed away Saturday, October 15, 2011 following a short illness at LSU Medical Center in Shreveport, LA. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM Thursday, October 20, 2011 in the Chapel at Temple Baptist Church in Ruston, LA. Officiating the service will be Rev. Dale Oden. Interment will follow at Sardis Cemetery in Farmerville, LA under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston. Visitation will be held from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM Wednesday, October 19, 2011 at Kilpatrick Funeral Home.

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October 11th

JoAnn Braswell Hogan

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Funeral services for Mrs. JoAnn Braswell Hogan, age 62 of Ruston, will be held at 10:00 AM Wednesday, October 12, 2011 at the First Assembly of God Church in Ruston. Reverends Louis Bartet and Ricky Bonnett will officiate the service. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery in Ruston under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Ruston.

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Floyd Edwards “Bubba” Van Hook

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Funeral services for Floyd Edwards “Bubba” Van Hook will be held at 10:30am Thursday, October 13, 2011 at First Baptist Church in Arcadia, Louisiana, with Rev. Jeff Hoffman and Dr. George Steere officiating the service. Interment to follow at Driskill Cemetery, Highway 507 south of Arcadia under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Ruston, LA. Visitation with the family will be held Wednesday, October 12 from 5 to 7:00pm at the Van Hook home, 2836 Myrtle Street, Arcadia.

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October 10th

Rev. Charles Lane Davis

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Funeral services for Rev. Charles Lane Davis, age 75, will be held on Monday, October 10, 2011 at 11:00 A.M. at the First Baptist Church of Dubach. Officiating the service will be Dr. Clint Davis, Rev. Barry Joyner, and Rev. Todd Free with burial to follow in the Fellowship Cemetery in Dubach under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston, LA.
Bro. Charles was born on April 12, 1936 in Dubach, LA and passed away on October 8, 2011 in Ruston, LA.

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October 6th

Carmon Elizabeth Gerlach Rodgers

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Carmon Elizabeth Gerlach Rodgers, 90, passed on to join her Lord and Savior, October 3, 2011. A memorial service will be held at 10:00 Saturday, October 8, 2011 in the Chapel of First Baptist Church in Ruston, LA with Pastor Andy Johnson officiating.

Carmon Rodgers was preceded in death by her husband William “Bill” W. Rodgers, parents Rudie and Minnie T. Gerlach, sister Kathryn G. Roberts, and son William Whit Rodgers.

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September 28th

Luther Ray Couch

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Funeral services for Luther Ray Couch, age 89, of Spring, TX formerly of Choudrant, LA will be held at 2:00 PM Thursday, September 29, 2011 at the First Baptist Church of Choudrant. Officiating the service will be Rev. David Harrell. Interment will follow at Sibley Cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston.

Mr. Couch was born September 19, 1921 and passed away September 17, 2011.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Albert Ross Couch and Mary Elizabeth Day-Couch, sisters: Nora Bell Couch- Rodriquez and Louise Couch Hogg.

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