Submitted by Ruston Leader on Mon, 09/09/2013 - 9:10am
Our mother, Dorothy “Dot” Elaine (Calhoun) McRee passed away on September 7, 2013. Dorothy was born in Monroe on February 15, 1928 to Ida Eugenia Calhoun and James Daniel Calhoun. Mom grew up all over Louisiana, as her family followed her father in his work in sawmills. She graduated from Louisiana Tech with a degree in Biology, going on to work for the Bendel-Wright Clinic in Monroe. She spoke fondly of her time at the Clinic and of Drs. George Wright and William Bendel. It was Dr. Wright who would deliver Dorothy's first child, Briana.
Submitted by Ruston Leader on Thu, 09/05/2013 - 9:05am
Funeral services for Mr. Jack Demarcus Sanderson, age 92 of Choudrant, will be held at 11:00 AM Friday, September 6, 2013 at Owens Memorial Chapel. Rev. Reginald Colvin and Rev. Bill Sanderson will officiate the service. Burial will follow in Choudrant Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Ruston. Mr. Sanderson was born December 15, 1920 in Choudrant to William A. (Bill Dock) Sanderson and Kate Davis Sanderson. He died September 3, 2013 in Ruston.
Submitted by Ruston Leader on Thu, 09/05/2013 - 9:02am
Ira John “Johnny” Hall died peacefully Labor Day, September 2, 2013, Johnny was born in Delhi, Louisiana on October 23, 1932; Son of Charles and Lola Hall. He was born and raised in the Hall Hotel, a Delhi landmark for 50 years. He was a 1951 graduate of Delhi High School, where he played football. He was involved in Boy Scouts from a young age, earning his Eagle Scout rank in 1948 and his 80th Merit badge (honorary) in 2010. He graduated from Louisiana Tech with a B. A. in Geography with a minor in History and a B. S. in Business with an emphasis on Sales, Management and Marketing.
Submitted by Ruston Leader on Wed, 09/04/2013 - 8:31am
Beth Durrett Lowery beloved wife, mother, and grandmother passed away at on Thursday, August 29, 2013 following a long battle with Alzheimer disease. As requested, her body was donated to LSU Health Shreveport for the advancement of medical student education. Her remains will eventually be buried at the Oak Grove Cemetery near Beth's birthplace and family home in Arcadia, Louisiana. Visitation with the family will be held on Friday, September 6 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the Van Hook home, 2836 Myrtle Street in Arcadia. Mrs.
Submitted by Ruston Leader on Tue, 09/03/2013 - 9:03am
Funeral services for Willie Frank “Moe” Lang, 72 will be Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at Bistineau Baptist Church in Heflin with Rev. Mike Welch officiating and music by Roy Powel. Interment will follow at 1:00PM Wednesday in Hamilton Cemetery, Dubach under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel of Ruston. Mr. Lang was born and raised in DeKalb, MS, and died Thursday, August 29, 2013 at his home from a brief illness. Mr. Lang is preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Beatrice Lang; Sisters, Ruby Weaver and Mary Alice Stuart; Brothers, C.J. Lang, James Lang and Gilbert Ray Lang.
Submitted by Ruston Leader on Tue, 09/03/2013 - 8:58am
Funeral services for Bobby W. Hogan, age 80, of Choudrant, LA will be 10:00 A.M. Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at Kilpatrick Funeral Home Chapel in Ruston. Officiating the service will be his grandson, Rev. Joshua Sanderson. Interment will follow in Longstraw Cemetery, Choudrant, LA under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Ruston.
Submitted by Ruston Leader on Tue, 09/03/2013 - 8:53am
Funeral services for James D. Griffin, age 88, of Choudrant, LA will be 10:00 A.M. Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston, LA. Interment will follow in Indian Village Cemetery near Calhoun under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Ruston. Mr. Griffin was born May 30, 1925 and died August 29, 2013. He left his family with many wonderful memories and will be missed greatly. Mr. Griffin had a favorite nurse, Allie, which brought sunshine to his life. Allie is employed by Medical Service Home Health. He is survived by his wife Carolyn and a host of friends.
Submitted by Ruston Leader on Thu, 08/29/2013 - 9:02am
James Marvin McBride, “Mac”, 78, entered into his Father's arm's Friday, August 23, 2013. Visitation will be from 5-7 PM Friday, August 30, 2013 at Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston. The celebration of his life will be held 10:00 AM, Saturday, August 31, 2013 at Temple Baptist Church in Ruston, with burial to follow at Pines Memorial Gardens. Mac is now healed by our Lord and is no longer a victim of cancer, no more suffering. Now, we pray that our Lord heal the broken hearts of those close to him as this world is but temporary home. Pallbearers are: Allen Lee, Dr. David Hall, Dr.
Submitted by Ruston Leader on Wed, 08/28/2013 - 8:34am
David Elton “Bunny” Brazzel, 84, passed away Monday, August 26, 2013 in Ruston, Louisiana from complications of Alzheimer's disease. He was born on March 7, 1929 in Dubach, Louisiana to Tom and Ethel Brazzel. David grew up in the community of Corinth, near Dubach, Louisiana. After graduating from Dubach High School, he joined the U.S. Army and was stationed in Japan during the Korean War. Following his military service, he began his career in the oilfield, ultimately working as a self-employed Drilling Consultant all over the United States, Central America and the Dominican Republic.
Submitted by Ruston Leader on Tue, 08/27/2013 - 9:10am
Oleva M Helsley, 87, of Princeton, Indiana passed away on Sunday, August 25, 2013 at Deaconess Gateway Hospital in Newburgh. She was born January 31, 1926. She is survived by her daughter, Kay (Tom) Church of Ruston, LA; 2 sons, Gary (Betty) Helsley of Princeton and Stanley (Pam) Helsley of Petersburg; 2 granddaughters, Tonya (Scott) Duggan of Ruston, LA and Stephanie (Brad) West of Princeton; step grandson, Scott Lee of Elkhart, IN; 3 great grandchildren, Storm Ray and Noah Braden West and Kelsey Renea Duggan; and several nieces and nephews.