Submitted by Ruston Leader on Tue, 11/03/2015 - 1:30pm
Funeral services for Mrs. Mildred May, 85, of Ruston will be held 10:00 AM Wednesday, November 4, 2015 at Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston. Interment will follow at Cook Cemetery in Ruston under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston. Mrs. May was born December 12, 1929 and passed away November 1, 2015. She is preceded in death by her husband Ed. May.
Submitted by Ruston Leader on Mon, 11/02/2015 - 9:45am
A memorial service for Dr. C. Wade Meade of Tyler, Texas will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, November 7, 2015, in the University Center Theatre at LSU Shreveport. Cremation will be under the direction of Stewart Family Funeral Home of Tyler. Dr. Meade was born near Dripping Springs, Texas. He grew up in Pollock, Louisiana. He received a BS in Geology from the University of Texas and an MS and PHD in History from Louisiana Tech University.
Submitted by Ruston Leader on Fri, 10/30/2015 - 1:30pm
Funeral services for Bro. Coy E. Upshaw, 91, will be held at 10:30am Friday, October 30, 2015 at Farrar Funeral Home in Farmerville with Dr. Connie E. Ward, Bro. Neil Everett and Bro. Marcel McGee officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Union Cemetery, near Spearsville under the direction of Farrar Funeral Home.Bro. Upshaw, a retired businessman and minister, went to his heavenly home October 28, 2015. Bro. Upshaw was a member of Mt. Union Baptist Church but served as minister in the local churches for 20 years. He was an avid outdoorsman. Bro.
Submitted by Ruston Leader on Wed, 10/28/2015 - 1:01pm
Bobby Lytle, of Snow Hill, N.C. passed peacefully on October 19, 2015, to go with the Lord. He was 68 years old. He was a 22-year Veteran of the Marine Corps, serving in the Vietnam War and receiving multiple awards and ribbons. Bobby leaves behind three children, Richard, Kimberly, and Dawn. His grandchildren are Brandon, Isabelle, Christian, Charity, and Karalina. His nieces and other family members are Tania, Tammy, Michael, and Cady. The family received friends from 6-8 p.m., Monday, October 26, 2015, at Pollock~Best Funeral Home in New Bern, N.C. Funeral services were at 9 a.m.
Submitted by Ruston Leader on Tue, 10/27/2015 - 1:35pm
Shreveport, LA - Reba Kathleen Neel, Ph.D. passed away on Friday October 23 at Live Oak Retirement Center following a lengthy illness. Visitation will begin at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday October 28, 2015 at Osborn Funeral Home. Funeral service will follow at 2:00p.m in the Chapel of Osborn Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Forest Park Cemetery on St. Vincent Ave. Officiating will be The Rev. Andrew Comeaux, director of Spiritual Services, Willis Knighton Health System. Dr. Neel was a native of Converse, LA. and a member of St. Mark's Episcopal Cathedral.
Submitted by Ruston Leader on Thu, 10/22/2015 - 3:13pm
Mattie Inez Kelley passed away Tuesday, October 20, 2015, at the age of 87. Funeral services are scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Saturday, October 24, 2015, at Pine Grove Baptist Church in Bernice, LA. Interment will follow in Mt. Patrick Baptist Church Cemetery under the direction of Golden Funeral Home of Bastrop, LA. The family will receive friends Friday, October 23, 2015, from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Pine Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.
Submitted by Ruston Leader on Wed, 10/21/2015 - 8:35am
Janice Reynolds Sellers Summerville, 68, of El Dorado, AR; died on Saturday, October 17, 2015 at University of Arkansas for Medical Science in Little Rock, AR following a lengthy illness. Born November 26, 1946 in Smackover, she was the daughter of Jimmie O. and Lorene Short Reynolds. She had been a security guard for Wal-mart and was of the Baptist faith. Janice enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren along with fishing, gardening and canning. Preceding her in death along with her father were her grandparents, Josie and Sam Short and Anna and Oris Reynolds.
Submitted by Ruston Leader on Fri, 10/16/2015 - 10:41am
A celebration of life for Laurie Burkett Smiley of Monroe, LA will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Saturday, October 17, 2015, at North Monroe Baptist Church. Brother Bill Dye and Brother Warren Eckhardt will officiate. Interment will follow at Mulhearn Memorial Park in Monroe under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Monroe.
Submitted by Ruston Leader on Fri, 10/16/2015 - 10:40am
Mr. Vinson Lee Crawford Sr., 72, of Friendswood, Texas entered eternal life on October 11, 2015. He was born on August 18, 1943 to parents Adrian Charles and Kalatah Crawford. He was one of nine children, seven boys and two girls.Vinson graduated from Lincoln High School in Ruston, Louisiana and attended Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Growing up and throughout his life, he had a profound love for sports where he excelled in football and golf. He later attended Southern University on a golf scholarship.
Submitted by Ruston Leader on Thu, 10/15/2015 - 3:45pm
Ruth (Marguerite) Wilder Garrett was born in Winnfield on March 25, 1919. She passed away on October 13, 2015. She is survived by her only child, Linda Garrett Wallace, and husband, Samuel G. Wallace (Ruston); grandson, Jeffrey S. Simmons (Houston); grandson, Christopher B. Simmons and wife Melissa (Houston); and great-grandchildren Elyse Suzanne Simmons and Thomas Garrett Simmons.