Submitted by Ruston Leader on Thu, 09/15/2011 - 9:18am
It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Jerald David Broughton on September 14, 2011, in Jackson, Mississippi. Jerald was born in Hico, Louisiana, on November 30, 1935, the first son of the late Theron Carlton Broughton and Iva Lee Bennett Broughton. Jerald was also predeceased by his daughter, Faye Broughton, and his brother, Jack Wayne Broughton. Jerald was also preceded in death by his father- and mother-in law, John and Vernice Mobley, and two brothers-in-law, John Allen Mobley and Jerry Don Mobley.
Submitted by Ruston Leader on Thu, 09/15/2011 - 9:15am
Jean Moreland Sikes of Ruston, LA died Saturday, September 10, 2011 at North Louisiana Medical Center at the age or 84. Mrs. Sikes was born in Sweetwater, Texas on August 25, 1927 and moved with her family to Meridian, Mississippi where she grew up. She married her high school sweetheart, Jack Sikes in 1946, and in 1969 they moved their family to Louisiana. Mrs. Sikes worked many years as a legal secretary at the Walker & Holstead law firm as well as at Louisiana Tech. Later, she worked with Mr. Sikes to begin the Yellow Pine Lumber Co. in Monroe where they lived a number of years.