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Archive - 2012 - Obituaries

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October 8th

Leo Cantrell

Graveside services for Mr. Leo Cantrell, age 89, of Choudrant, LA will be 2:00 P.M. Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at Beulah Cemetery in Calhoun, LA. Rev. Ricky Bonnett will officiate the service under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Ruston.

Mr. Cantrell was born on May 11, 1923 in Collins, MS and died on October 6, 2012 in Monroe, LA following a lengthy illness. He was a member of First Assembly of God Church of Ruston. Mr. Cantrell was a veteran of the U. S. Navy and was a retired welder. He is preceded in death by his wife, Roberta Jean Cantrell.

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October 5th

Alice Mason

Graveside services for Alice Mason, age 82, of Ruston will be held at 2:00 PM Sunday, October 7, 2012 at Pines Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston. Mrs. Mason passed away Thursday, October 4, 2012.

She is preceded in death by her husband Arthur Mason; son: Scott Mason; parents; Christopher and Helena Rogers; 10 brothers and one sister.

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October 3rd

Sherman M. Henry, Jr.

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Graveside services for Sherman M. Henry, Jr. 83, of Ruston will be in Hamilton Cemetery, Dubach, 11:00AM Thursday, October 4, 2012 under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel
of Ruston. Officiating will be Rev. Dale Oden. Mr. Henry died October 1, 2012
in Ruston.

Mr. Henry was a US Navy WW II veteran and a longtime active member of Temple Baptist Church. He was retired from Texas Gas Co. and the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office. He is preceded in death by his wife, Virginia Shores Henry; Daughter and Son in Law, Nancy Jo and Johnny McGee.

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Robert Carroll Perritt

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Heaven gained a special angel on September 29, 2012, when Robert Carroll Perritt left this earth to use his gifts in a broader fashion. Rob had a zest for life and of adventure. He was like the Pied Piper who led all of the people he loved down a path of optimism no matter the circumstances in which they found themselves. He loved his family, and he used the life lessons that his family taught him to create new families with others to whom he was not related.

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October 2nd

Charles Purvis Wilson, Jr.

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Charles Purvis Wilson, Jr., 93, of Nashville, Arkansas, passed September 28, 2012, at Dierks Nursing and Rehab Center. Services will be held at 1 pm Wednesday, October 3rd at Nashville Funeral Home, 1208 West Sunset Street in Nashville, AR. The family will receive friends from 12:00 pm, until service time. Graveside Services and interment will be Thursday, October 4th, 2 pm at New Rocky Valley Cemetery on Martin Luther King Drive in Grambling, LA.

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October 1st

Richard Harrison "Buck" Canterbury

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Richard Harrison "Buck" Canterbury of Simsboro passed away Saturday,
September 29, 2012 in Monroe, LA following a brief illness.

Buck was born April 8, 1926 in the Oak Grove Community of Lincoln Parish. Upon
graduating from Simsboro High School, Buck enlisted in the Army Air Force. As a
veteran of World War II, Buck served our country in Okinawa, and was honorably
discharged as a Sergeant after eight years of service.

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September 30th

Johnnie Ruth Milner Nealy

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On Sept 27, 2012, Johnnie Ruth Milner Nealy, our sweet angel of a mother, grandmother and great-grandmother left this world to be with her Heavenly Father.

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September 27th

Ruth Helen Upshaw Everett

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Funeral services for Mrs. Ruth Helen Upshaw Everett, age 84, will be held Thursday, September 27, 2012 at 2:00 PM in Central Baptist Church with family and nephew, Dr. Rex Horne officiating. Interment will follow in Canaan Cemetery, Spearsville, LA under the direction of Bailey Funeral Home, Springhill, LA.

Visitation will begin Thursday at 9:00 AM in Central Baptist Church with the family receiving friends from 12:00 PM until 1:45 PM.

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September 24th

Dorthy Faye Holloway Flowers

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Dorthy Faye Holloway Flowers, “Dot”, “Mimie”, age 76 of Ruston went to be with the lord September 21, 2012. She passed away peacefully at home with all of her family by her side.
A memorial service will be held at 10 am Monday, September 24th at First Baptist Church in Ruston. Dot donated her body to Louisiana State University Medical Center in Shreveport, LA, for medical education and research.

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September 23rd

Bobby Joe Wiltcher Sr.

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Funeral services for Bobby Joe Wiltcher Sr., age 73, of Bernice will be held at Shiloh Baptist Church on Monday, September 24, 2012 at 2:00 PM. Officiating the service will be Rev. Scott Scallan and Rev. Terry Hughes, under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Ruston, LA.

Visitation for Bobby Joe will be on Sunday, September 23, 2012 from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM at the chapel of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston.

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