Submitted by Ruston Leader on Mon, 07/01/2013 - 8:19am
Nancy Beadal Turnage, age 99, passed away into the arms of Jesus June 26, 2013. Mrs. Turnage was born November 28, 1913 in Lobdell, MS to the late Ida Annette Jones Beadel and Robert Neill Beadel. Mrs. Turnage grew up in Benoit, MS and graduated from Benoit High school as Valedictorian in 1931. She attended Delta State Teachers College (1931-1932)and attended finishing school at Grenada College (1932-1933). She returned to Delta State Teachers College, Cleveland, MS (1933-1935), graduating with a BS in Education.
Submitted by Ruston Leader on Mon, 07/01/2013 - 7:45am
Funeral services for Mr. Jerry Lane Wiltcher, Sr. age 71 of Simsboro, will be held at 2:00 PM Wednesday, July 3, 2013 at Owens Memorial Chapel in Ruston. Officiating the service will be Rev. Gerald Nelson. Burial will follow in Pecan Cemetery in Hilly under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Ruston.
Submitted by Ruston Leader on Thu, 06/27/2013 - 10:59am
Carl Frederick Abner (Sarge) went to be with the Lord Monday, June 24, 2013. Visitation will be held from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM Thursday, June 27, 2013 at Trinity United Methodist Church. The funeral service will be held at 10:00 AM Friday June 28, 2013 at Trinity United Methodist Church. Arrangements are under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home. Carl, born December 23, 1949, in Miami, Florida, was the son of the late Helen and Fred Abner. He attended George Washington Carver High School, Miami-Dade Community College and the University of Miami Graduate School.
Submitted by Ruston Leader on Thu, 06/27/2013 - 10:57am
Services celebrating the life of Beverly Ruth Daniels Free will be held Friday, June 28, 2013 at 11 :00 am, at New Prospect Baptist Church, Dry Prong, with Bro. Mike Shamblin, Bro. Robbie Poole, Bro. Jack West, and the deacons of New Prospect Baptist Church officiating. Burial will follow at Frazier Cemetery, Prospect, with Bro. Herb Dickerson and Bro. Tommy Free officiating. The family asks that visitation be observed Thursday at the church
from 5:00 p.m. until, and continue Friday, until time of service.
Submitted by Ruston Leader on Thu, 06/27/2013 - 10:46am
Dr. Joe R. Wilson, at the age of 90, passed away peacefully in his sleep early Saturday morning, June 22, 2013. The love of his life, Pegi West Wilson, two children and two grandchildren were with him at the time. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, June 29, 2013 in the Chapel at Temple Baptist Church in Ruston. Joe was born in Colfax, LA on April 5, 1923 and grew up in Orange, TX. Joe attended the Naval Academy graduating in the summer of 1944.
Submitted by Ruston Leader on Thu, 06/27/2013 - 10:44am
Mr. Richard Newton Moore, age 87, of Ruston passed away Sunday, June 16, 2013. A graveside service will be held at 11:30 Saturday, June 29, 2013 at Bernice City Cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston. Mr. Moore was born March, 4, 1926 and passed away Sunday, June 16, 2013. He is preceded in death by his parents and sister, Dorothy M. Lawrence. Mr. Moore was a member of Grace United Methodist Church in Ruston, the American Chemical Society and the Louisiana Forestry Association.
Submitted by Ruston Leader on Thu, 06/27/2013 - 9:36am
George Killgore Gilbert, Jr. passed away at home on Friday, June 7, 2013 after losing a courageous battle with melanoma cancer. He was born on November 1, 1939 in Shreveport, Louisiana to George Killgore and Ethel Beall Gilbert. George graduated from Byrd High School in Shreveport and from Louisiana Tech University in Ruston with a BS in Accounting. He earned his Master of Business Administration from Loyola University in New Orleans. At Louisiana Tech, he was a member of Kappa Alpha 0rder and it was there that he met his future life mate that resulted in 50+ years of marriage.
Submitted by Ruston Leader on Wed, 06/26/2013 - 10:24am
Vyleria Mae Walton Dunn of Camden, AR passed away Friday, June 21 at parkway Health Center in Little Rock, AR. She is the wife of the late Rev. I.R. Dunn and mother of Othell (Maude), Israel Jr. (preceded her in death(, Luther and Gerald. Funeral Services will be Friday, June 28, 11:00 am at St. Paul B.C. in Camden, AR. The church is located at 896 S. Adams Ave. Burial is Saturday, June 29 at Mt. Zion #2 cemetery in Dubach, LA. Visitation prior to the burial will be from 11:00 am to 12:00 in the church. For more information contact Othell Dunn at 501-231-9437.
Submitted by Ruston Leader on Tue, 06/25/2013 - 8:02am
Funeral services will be held for Robert F. Shirey, 83, at the Weldon Baptist Church, 1610 Weldon Church Road, Bernice on Tuesday, June 25, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. with Rev. Harvey Hoffman, officiating. Interment will follow at the Weldon Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the Church beginning at 1:00 p.m. just prior to the service. Services are under the direction of Rose-Neath Funeral Home, 405 E. 5th St., Homer, LA 71040. Mr. Shirey was born Oct. 15, 1929 in the Weldon Community to Thomas Clifford Shirey and Myra Lee Shirey.