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Archive - 2011 - Obituaries

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December 12th

Addison Kennon Goff III

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Graveside services for Addison Kennon Goff III, age 70, of Ruston will be held at 11:00 AM Tuesday, December 13, 2011 at Greenwood Cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston. Officiating the service will be The Very Reverend Edward M. Head, Jr.

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December 9th

Roy Lawayne Mitchell

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Memorial services for Roy Lawayne Mitchell, age 57, of Ruston will be held at 2:00 PM Saturday, December 10, 2011 at Mt. Nebo Community Church in Downsville, LA. Officiating the service will be Rev. Michael McBride.

Mr. Mitchell was born February 7, 1954 and passed away December 5, 2011.

Mr. Mitchell was employed at Jim Taylor Ford as an auto body technician.

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Joe Bryan Ross

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Memorial service for Joe Bryan Ross ,age 85, of Ruston will be held Sunday, December 11, 2011 at 3:00 PM at Kilpatrick Funeral Home Chapel in Ruston. Officiating the service will be Jessie Foster.

Mr. Ross was born November 19, 1926 and passed away December 7, 2011 following a lengthy illness.

Mr. Ross served in the U.S. Army, 407 Airborne and was a veteran of WWII.

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December 6th

Frederick Henry Price

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Frederick Henry Price WWII fighter pilot took his last flight above the clouds on Dec. 2, 2011.
During his service, he flew 55 missions in the European Theatre. He was a life-long sportsman, volunteer Firefighter, and patriot born July 7 1923 in Ruston, LA.

He was a graduate of Louisiana Tech and received his law degree from The University of Arkansas. After moving from Shreveport to Houston in 1975, he retired from Pennzoil after 33 years.

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Buddy Mercer

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Funeral services for Buddy Mercer will be held on Wednesday, December 7, 2011, 11am, at First Baptist Church of Dubach with his nephew, Rev. Paul Watts and Rev. Todd Free officiating. Interment will follow at Hamilton Cemetery in Dubach under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston. Visitation will be held Tuesday, December 6, 2011, from 5pm – 8pm at Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston.

Buddy was born May 16, 1955 in Dayton, Texas and departed this world on December 5, 2011 at his home in Vienna, after a long struggle with cancer.

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Retha N. Neel

Funeral services for Retha N. Neel, 70, of Farmerville will be 10:00am Wednesday, Dec. 7th at Farrar Funeral Home with Bro. Mike McKee and Bro. Laymond Tucker officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery near Bernice. Arrangements are under the direction of Farrar Funeral Home in Farmerville.

Mrs. Neel, a retired waitress, passed away Dec. 3rd, 2011. She was a member of Bethel Church near Downsville.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Aubrey Earl McKee. Sr. and Mamie Lee Calvert; 1 brother, 2 sisters and 1 grandson.

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December 4th

Bobby O. Garrett

Mr. Bobby O. Garrett, age 79 of Farmerville, LA was born on March 17, 1932 in Waco, TX and passed away on December 2, 2011 in West Monroe, LA following a lengthy battle with cancer.

Mr. Garrett was a Veteran of the United States Air Force and retired from Ralston Purina as a salesman. He was a member of Farmerville Lions Club and Volunteer Fire Department. Mr. Garrett was an avid golfer and fisherman.

He is survived by his wife Shirley S. Garrett of Farmerville, LA; daughter, Donna Hill and husband Kerry of Farmerville, LA; and grandson Brenton Garrett Hill of Ruston, LA.

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December 2nd

Terrill Norman Jimerson

Terrill Norman Jimerson, age 81 of Arcadia, went to be with the Lord on November 30, 2011.

Mr. Jimerson was born February 8, 1930 in Bienville Parish. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Audrey Mae Jimerson, sister, Christine Smith and husband Cedric of Arcadia, sister Effie Sowers of Washington, son Jesse Jimerson and wife Stacie of Arcadia, Shirley Dyer of Heflin, son Timothy Jimerson of Heflin, grandchildren Christina Herrera of Nacogdoches, TX, Patrick Jimerson of Kilgore, TX, Lorene Clements of Castor and Joshua Miller of Dubach and by great-grandchild Jaxon Jimerson.

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November 30th

Kersey Gaines Block

A private graveside service for Kersey Gaines Block, infant daughter of Julie Diane Cantrell and Christian Allen Block, will be held Wednesday November 30, 2011.  Rev. Jason McInnis will officiate the service.  Visitation will be held from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM Tuesday, November 29, 2011 at Owens Memorial Chapel in Ruston.

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November 29th

Connor Blake Strain-Turner

A graveside service for Connor Blake Strain-Turner, infant son of Rebecca Lynn Strain and Kyle Blake Turner, will be held at 10:00 AM Tuesday, November 29, 2011 at Douglas Cemetery near Choudrant.  Services are under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Ruston.

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