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Archive - 2012 - Obituaries

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November 8th

Alton Theron (Buddy) Riser, Jr.

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Funeral services Mr. Alton Theron (Buddy) Riser, Jr., 67, of Monroe, LA will be held at 2:00 PM Saturday, November 10, 2012, at the First Baptist Church in Farmerville, LA with Rev. Kurt Auger officiating. Interment will be in Mulhearn Memorial Park Cemetery in Monroe, LA under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Rd., Monroe, LA.

Mr. Riser died November 3, 2012 from 4-wheeler injuries sustained while hunting near Paonia, CO, doing what he loved, surrounded by his lifelong friends and family. Buddy was retired from Entergy as a supervisor after 44 years of service.

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Estelle Mathewes Harrison

Funeral services for Estelle Mathewes Harrison (Big Mamma, Sis), age 96, of Kingwood TX will be held Friday, November 9, 2012 at Ruston Church of Christ. Officiating the service will be Jim Davis. Interment will follow at Pine Grove Cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston.

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November 7th

Hazel Thurmon

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Services celebrating the life of Hazel Thurmon, age 66, will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 10, 2012 at Praise Temple Full Gospel Baptist Church of Ruston located at 107 Love Street. Pastor Cedric L. Bridges will be officiating.

Interment will follow at Mays Chapel Cemetery. Visitation will be at Our Christian Funeral Home 12:00 noon - 5:00 p.m. on Friday, November 9th. Their will be a second visitation prior to the funeral service at Praise Temple from 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Ms. Thurmon is survived by a son Michael Thurmon and a daughter Sharunda Sumlin.

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Evelyn Regina Appleberry

Evelyn Regina Appleberry passed away on the evening of November 5, 2012. She was born on October 3, 1945 to Archie and Artie Story in Hector, Arkansas.

Evelyn was married to Thomas Olin Appleberry, who preceded her in death in 1993. She was a loving mother of two daughters, Carolyn Ivey and Rita Taylor; grandmother of seven, great-grandmother of 14, and great-great grandmother of two. She was and will always be a Christian example in our lives. She is also survived a sister, Kathleen Gilbert of McGehee, Arkansas, and a sister-in-law, Helen Story of Dubach.

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November 2nd

Dr. James Carroll Farrar

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Services celebrating the life of Dr. James Carroll Farrar will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, November 3, 2012, at St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral. Officiating will be Father Andrew Comeaux with eulogy by Dr. Donald A. Webb. Interment will follow in Forest Park East Cemetery, St. Vincent Avenue.

Visitation will be at Rose-Neath Funeral Home, 1815 Marshall Street from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. on Friday, November 2. There will be a second visitation prior to the funeral service at St. Marks Cathedral in the Church Parlor from 9:30 - 11:00 a.m.

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Virgie Bagwell (Vickie) Faison

Funeral services for Mrs. Virgie Bagwell (Vickie) Faison, age 86 of Port Orchard, Washington, formerly of Shreveport, will be held at 2:00 PM Saturday, November 3, 2012 at Fellowship Baptist Church in Dubach with Rev. Paul Watts and Bo Roberts officiating. Burial will follow in Fellowship Cemetery under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Ruston.

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Margie Jean McElduff

Funeral services for Margie Jean McElduff, age 77, of Choudrant will be held Saturday, November 3, 2012 at 11:00 AM at Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston. Officiating the service will be Rev. Karl Norris. Interment will follow at Cartwright Cemetery near Choudrant, under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston.

Ms. McElduff was born September 25, 1935 in Eros, LA and passed away October 31, 2012 following complications from Alzheimer’s disease.

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October 31st

Felton Cottonham

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Felton Cottonham, 78, a long time resident of Jackson parish passed away Friday, October 26, 2012. Felton was a veteran of the Korean War and a dedicated employee of Stone Container for over 40 years. After he retired, he worked at Wal-Mart in Jonesboro for more than 10 years.

Felton was a member of Traveler's Rest Missionary Baptist Church and was a respected member of the deacon board.

He maintained an active social life with friends, family, neighbors and church members throughout his life.

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October 29th

Anne Aulds Holstead

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Funeral services for Anne Aulds Holstead, age 78, of Choudrant, LA will be 10:00 A.M. Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at Grace United Methodist Church. Rev. Hulen Warren will officiate the service. Interment will follow in Douglas Cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Ruston.

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John Anderson Doles

John Anderson Doles, age 89, of Arcadia formerly of Monroe, services will be held Sunday, October 28, 2012 at 2:00 PM at Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Farmerville. Officiating the service will be Rev. John Mabray. Interment will follow at Beulah Cemetery in Farmerville under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home.
Mr. Doles was born December 23, 1922 and passed away October 25, 2012.
He was preceded in death by his wife Thelma Wade Doles.
Mr. Doles was a member and Elder of the Covenant Presbyterian Church in Monroe.

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