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Archive - 2012 - Obituaries

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December 2nd

Martha Ann Dowling

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Funeral services for Martha Ann Dowling, 87, of Simsboro will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, December 3, 2012, at Simsboro First Baptist Church with Bro. Ronnie Cathey and Bro. B.K. Miller officiating. She passed away on November 30, 2012, at her home in Simsboro surrounded by her family after fighting a courageous battle with cancer. Interment will follow in the Simsboro City Cemetery under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Ruston.

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November 30th

Barbara Ann Blunk

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Barbara Ann Blunk, age 88, stepped in to the arms of Jesus at home with family in Ruston, Louisiana on November 25, 2012 after a brief illness.

She was born January 19, 1924 in Los Angeles, California to Albert Ferdinand and Alice Irene Crookston Schmidt. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Chester Blunk, a son, Timothy Blunk, a daughter, Martha Blunk, and a grandson, Kyle Blunk.

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November 29th

Edwin (Ed) L. Burns

Edwin (Ed) L. Burns, age 85, was born in Hodge, Louisiana, on January 10, 1927 and went to Heaven on November 23, 2012. Services are being handled by Forest Park Funeral Home of Shreveport. A graveside service will be held at 10:00 AM on Friday, November 30, 2012, in the Forest Park Cemetery, 3700 Saint Vincent Ave, Shreveport, LA 71103-4563.

He lived in Houston, TX for the last 52 years. He had Alzheimer’s and bladder cancer, but never let either one slow him down.

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November 23rd

Peggy Jean Buswell Stephenson

Funeral services for Mrs. Peggy Jean Buswell Stephenson, age 58 of Dubach, will be held at 2:00 PM Friday, November 23, 2012 at Corinth Baptist Church in Dubach. Rev. Dewayne Ramsey and Rev. Michael Wilkerson will officiate the service. Burial will follow in Corinth Cemetery under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Ruston.

Mrs. Stephenson was born April 19, 1954 in Coushatta to Alford Buswell and Lillian Murphy Buswell. She died November 20, 2012 in Ruston. Mrs. Stephenson was a member of Corinth Baptist Church.

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Ima Violet Adkins Lann

Funeral services for Ima Violet Adkins Lann, 83, of Bernice will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday November 25, 2012 at Pine Grove Baptist Church in Bernice with Bro. Mike Smith, Bro. Charles Headrick, and Pastor Al Womack officiating.

Burial will follow in the Pine Grove Cemetery in Bernice under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Ruston.

Mrs. Lann died Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at Oak Ridge Nursing Home in El Dorado after a brief illness.

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November 22nd

William Arthur Larance

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Funeral services for Mr. William Arthur Larance, age 75, of Dubach will be held at 11:00 AM Friday November 23, 2012 at New Prospect Baptist Church in Dubach, LA. Officiating the service will be Rev. Mickey Manning and Rev. Michael Sammons. Interment will follow at Hamilton Cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston.

Mr. Larance was born May 10, 1937 and passed away at his residence in Hilly on November 20, 2012.

He was preceded in death by his parents: Blake and Loraine Larance; brother: Joel Larance; and brother-in-law: Hamp Bussey.

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Marjorie “Marty” Beatty Mitchell

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Funeral service for Marjorie “Marty” Beatty Mitchell of Ruston will be held at 11:00AM, Saturday, November 24, 2012 in Burkhalter Chapel at Trinity Methodist Church in Ruston. Officiating the service will be Rev. Brian Mercer and Rev. Rolly Walker. Interment will follow at Greenwood cemetery under the direction of the Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston. Marjorie Beatty Mitchell died on Sunday, November 18, 2012 at the age of 91 years.

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November 20th

Lennie Grace Henry

Funeral services for Mrs. Lennie Grace Henry, age 83 of Dubach, will be held at 11:00 AM Wednesday, November 21, 2012 at Salem United Methodist Church in Dubach. Rev. Mike McConnaughey and Rev. Greg Tipton will officiate the service. Burial will follow in Salem Cemetery under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Ruston.

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November 18th

Doris Blanton Rhymes

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Funeral services for Mrs. Doris Blanton Rhymes, age 86, will be held at 2:00 pm, Sunday, November 18, 2012, at the Bailey Funeral Home Chapel, Springhill, LA, with Bro. Craig Stephens officiating. Interment will follow in Springhill Cemetery, Springhill, LA under the direction of Bailey Funeral Home. Visitation will be held Sunday, November 18, 2012 12:00 pm until 2:00 pm at the funeral home.

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November 16th

Gregory Carlton Howard

Funeral services for Mr. Gregory Carlton Howard, age 51 of Farmerville, will be held at 10:00 AM Saturday, November 17, 2012 at Mineral Springs Baptist Church in Dubach. Rev. Chris Witt will officiate the service. Burial will follow in Mineral Springs Cemetery in Dubach under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home.

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