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.

February 21st, 2014

Mr. Jimmy Austin

A graveside service for Mr. Jimmy Austin, age 70 of Ruston, will be held Sunday February 23, at 4:00 p.m. at Mineral Springs Cemetery with Rev. Doug White officiating. Services are under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Ruston. Mr. Austin was born October 3, 1943, in Mississippi and died February 20, 2014, at his home in Ruston. He had many jobs over his years but his last was at Holtzclaw Construction. Mr. Austin was a member of Mineral Springs Baptist Church.

Bookmark and Share

Dr. Lawrence C. Smith, Jr

Lawrence Smith 022114.jpg

Dr. Lawrence C. Smith, Jr., 80, of Ruston, went to be with the Lord on February 19, 2014 at LSU Health Medical Center. The funeral services will be held Saturday, February 22, 2014 at 10:00am at Temple Baptist Church Chapel in Ruston, Louisiana. Interment will immediately follow at Midway Cemetery in Meadville, Mississippi, at 3:30pm under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston, Louisiana. Officiating the service will be Dr. Ben Smith, pastor of First Baptist Church, Lake Dallas, Texas. Lawrence was born on May 25, 1933, in Bunkley, Mississippi to Lawrence C.

Bookmark and Share

February 20th

Doris Blalock Hennigan

Doris Hennigan 012014.jpg

Doris Blalock Hennigan, 78, formally of Jonesboro, passed away February 18, 2014 of a sudden illness in Monroe, Louisiana. Visitation will be held at Edmonds Funeral Home in Jonesboro, on Friday, February 21, 2014, from 9:00 am to 11:00 am, with service following in the funeral home chapel with Reverend Karvin Adams of Cypress Street Church of God, of West Monroe officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Olive West Cemetery, under the direction of Edmonds Funeral Home. Doris was born in Punkin Center to Charles Loyd and Lou Allie Blalock on July 17, 1935.

Bookmark and Share

Tommy Dean Callaway Hearne

Tommy Dean Callaway Hearne, 82, of Ruston, passed from this earth Tuesday February 18, 2014 after a brief illness. Tommy Dean was born May 23, 1931 in Monroe, Louisiana to Margaret Jeffress Callaway and Thomas Dean Callaway, and grew up in Jonesboro. She met her husband of 66 years, Eugene, while attending Jonesboro- Hodge High School.

Bookmark and Share

February 18th

Mary Alice Davis

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Alice Davis, age 82 of Dubach, will be held at 10:00 AM Thursday, February 20, 2014 at Hico Baptist Church in Hico. Officiating the service will be Brother Don Cardin. Burial will follow in Sharon Cemetery under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Ruston. Mrs. Davis was born March 1, 1931 in Hico to James Henry Carter and Ruby Green Carter. She died February 15, 2014 in Baton Rouge.  Mrs. Davis was a bookkeeper for many years and a member of Hico Baptist Church. In her spare time, Mrs.

Bookmark and Share

February 13th

Myrtle Wall Morris

Myrtle Morris 011314.jpg

Myrtle Wall Morris was born May 25, 1926, to Thomas & Alice Wall in Springfield, Louisiana, and has gone to be with our Lord on February 11, 2014. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM Saturday, February 15, 2014 at the First Baptist Church in Farmerville, LA. Officiating the services will be Rev. Larry Ramsour and Rev. Kurt Auger. Interment will follow at Farmerville City Cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Farmerville, LA.

Bookmark and Share

February 12th

Joy M. Williams

Joy Williams 021214.jpg

Funeral services for Joy M. Williams are will be Thursday, February 13th 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at Owens Memorial Chapel, preceded by visitation from 9:00-10:00 a.m. Burial will follow at Forest Lawn Cemetery under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Ruston. Mrs. Williams, 86, passed away February 10th at her home in Ruston after battling with dementia for many years. She was born February 12, 1927 in Bossier City, Louisiana, attended public schools in northeast Texas, and married the love of her life on July 12, 1944 in Arcadia.

Bookmark and Share

Harris “Ray” Canterbury

Funeral services for Harris “Ray” Canterbury, age 93, of Simsboro, Louisiana will be held at 11:00 AM Thursday, February 13, 2014, at First Baptist Church in Simsboro, Louisiana. Officiating the service will be Bro. Johnie Adkins and Bro. Jason Cole. Interment will follow at St. Rest Cemetery on Highway 146, Dubach, Louisiana under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston, Louisiana. Mr. Canterbury was born August 29, 1920, and passed away February 10, 2014.

Bookmark and Share

February 10th

Joanna Steed

Joanna Steed 021014.jpg

Long time Ruston resident, Joanna Steed, passed away on Friday evening, February 7, 2014 at her home surrounded by family. Visitation will be held 10:00 A.M. Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at Trinity United Methodist Church, with the funeral service at 11:00 A.M. Interment will follow at Pines Memorial Gardens in Ruston under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Ruston.

Bookmark and Share

Edward Pittman, Jr

Edward Pittman 021014.jpg

Edward Pittman, Jr., 76, of Ruston, LA, died Saturday. Mr. Pittman was born on June 10, 1937, to the late Edward and Clotile Pittman, in Natchitoches, LA, and is a graduate of Dubberly High School. He married his high school sweetheart Kathleen DeLoach Pittman in 1961 and worked more than 40 years for T.L. James & Company. He is preceded in death by his parents and sisters Shirley Smiley and Juanita Strickland.

Bookmark and Share