Submitted by Ruston Leader on Tue, 05/17/2016 - 4:53pm
Funeral services for Donna Williams Couch, age 58, of Ruston, LA will be held Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 10:00 AM in the Chapel of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Ruston, LA. Dr. Dwayne Miller will officiate. Interment will follow at the Vienna Cemetery in Vienna, LA under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Ruston, LA.
Submitted by Ruston Leader on Mon, 05/16/2016 - 9:03am
Susan Nickell Carothers, 95, passed from this life May 11, 2016 at Stillwater Medical Center.
Susan was born in Hazel Green, Kentucky, on September 19, 1920 to M.C. and Grace (Vest) Nickell.
Susan is survived by her son Jim Carothers and wife Sherill of Perry, OK daughter Barbara Carothers Indianapolis, IN as well as grandson Matt Carothers and wife Tracey Atlanta, GA and grandchildren Katie Ulmer, Andrew Ulmer and many special nieces and nephews.
Online condolences may be made on brown-duggerfuneralhome.com.
Submitted by Ruston Leader on Mon, 05/16/2016 - 9:02am
Memorial services for Barrett Jackson “Jack” Rains, age 69 of Ruston will be held at 2:00 PM, Sunday, May 15, 2016 at Owens Memorial Chapel. Officiating the service will be Rev. Louis Bartett. Burial will follow in Bayou Scie Cemetery in Zwolle, LA under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Ruston.
Submitted by Ruston Leader on Fri, 05/13/2016 - 12:48pm
John Henry Buggs began his earthly journey on November 26, 1949, Ruston, Louisiana.
He was entrusted to the love and care of James and Irene Buggs. At the time of birth, he was welcomed by four siblings, James, William, Doris and Priscilla. The family later was increased by two additional brothers, Billy and Scotty.
John attended Lincoln Elementary in the Special Education Division with Mrs. Rosa Lee Hodges as his beloved teacher. Governmental policies changes disrupted his school attendance. But, John over the years became wise and knowledgeable beyond his “disability”.
Submitted by Ruston Leader on Tue, 05/10/2016 - 11:59am
Graveside services for Caroline Weathersby, age 104, of Ruston, LA will be held Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at 10:00 AM at Pines Memorial Gardens in Ruston, LA under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Ruston. Rev. Andy Johnson will officiate.
Caroline was born on October 25, 1911 in Coushatta, LA and passed away on May 7, 2016. Her mother died a few days after she was born. Her dad was a doctor, but couldn’t care for her.
Submitted by Ruston Leader on Fri, 04/29/2016 - 12:23pm
The Life and Legacy of Sadie Pearl Allen Ludley
Once in a lifetime you meet a person that truly embodies fostering the best in others. That would sum up the life and legacy of Sadie A. Ludley. Sadie Pearl Allen Ludley was born October 27, 1933 to the late Edward Allen and Florida Smith Allen Grayson in Linden, Alabama. She departed this life to reunite with the love of her life, Richard, on April 23, 2016.
Submitted by Ruston Leader on Thu, 04/28/2016 - 1:05pm
Funeral services for June Brister Gough, 86, of Shreveport, formerly of Ruston, LA will be held at 10 AM on Friday, April 29, 2016 at the Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Ruston's Chapel. Rev. Andy Johnson will officiate. Interment will be at Pythian Cemetery in Bunkie, LA.
Submitted by Ruston Leader on Thu, 04/28/2016 - 1:04pm
Mrs. Ruth A. Oliphant Doggett, 79, of Baytown, TX and long-time resident of Grambling, LA passed away on April 24, 2016 in Baytown, TX. She was born on January 15, 1937 in Huntsville, TX.
Mrs. Doggett was a retired educator at the Grambling State University Laboratory Schools.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 11:00 am at First Baptist Church (1530 10th Street Huntsville, TX 77320), with Reverend Leonard Minor officiating. Burial will follow in the Harper Cemetery in Huntsville, TX.
Submitted by Ruston Leader on Thu, 04/28/2016 - 1:03pm
William Elton “Butch” Smith, Jr. went home to be with his precious Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on the morning of April 25, 2016, after five months of living with pancreatic cancer. A memorial service will be held at Cook Baptist Church on Saturday, April 30, at 3 p.m. with visitation immediately preceding beginning at 2 p.m.
Submitted by Ruston Leader on Wed, 04/27/2016 - 12:35pm
Memorial services celebrating the life of Gary Bryan Ross will be held at 2:00 PM on Friday, April 29, 2016 at Kilpatrick Funeral Home Chapel in Ruston with Dr. Bruce Willson officiating. Visitation will be Friday from 1:00-2:00 PM under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Homes of Ruston.
Gary, an oil compressor technician, was born on August 22, 1948 and passed away on March 31, 2016. He was a past member of the Presbyterian Church of Ruston. He is preceded in death by his parents, Joan and Joe Bryan Ross of Ruston and one sister, Laura Ross Faulkner.