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Archive - 2012 - Obituaries

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September 21st

J. G. Lewis

Funeral services for J. G. Lewis, age 80, of Simsboro will be held at 3:00 PM Sunday, September 23 , 2012 at the Simsboro First Baptist Church . Officiating the service will be Rev. Ronnie Cathey. Interment will follow at Simsboro Cemetery, under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston.

Mr. Lewis was born May 5, 1932 and passed away September 19, 2012.

Mr. Lewis was a member of Simsboro First Baptist Church where he served as a Deacon. He was preceded in death by his parents, Amy Lee and Grady Lewis.

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September 19th

Willie Fred “Bill” Colvin

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Funeral services for Willie Fred “Bill” Colvin age 88, of Ruston will be held at 2:00 PM Thursday, September 20, 2012 at the First Baptist Church in Ruston. Officiating the service will be Dr. Chris Craig
and Rev. Andy Johnson. Interment will follow at Unionville Cemetery in Unionville, LA under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston.

Mr. Colvin was born January 28, 1924 and passed away September 16, 2012.

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September 18th

Joe Glyn Edmiston

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Funeral services for Mr. Joe Glyn Edmiston, age 79, of Choudrant, LA will be held at 10:00 AM Wednesday, September 19, 2012 at Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston. Officiating the service will be Rev. Dwayne Monk and Rev. Rolly Walker. Interment will follow at Mt. Zion Baptist Church cemetery in Clay, LA under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston.

Mr. Edmiston was born April 26, 1933 and passed away September 16, 2012.
He was preceded in death by his parents: Purvis and Majorie Edmiston; sister: Betty Smith; brothers: Wayne Edmiston and Donnie Edmiston.

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September 16th

Kenneth Armond “Jake” Martin

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Funeral services for Mr. Kenneth Armond “Jake” Martin, age 82 of Ruston, will be held at 2:00 PM Tuesday, September 18, 2012 at Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home in Ruston. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Ruston.

Known throughout Ruston as “Jake,” he was a proud father, grand-father, and veteran. Jake spent his life in service to family, community and country. He is remembered as Ruston’s official Santa Claus, Sunday school teacher, gumbo chef, or electrician.

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Mary Claire Bryant Simpson

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Mary Claire Bryant Simpson, age 96 of Ruston, died Friday September 14, 2012. Mimi - as she was known to family - was born August 30, 1916. Services will be held at 3:00 pm Monday September 17, 2012 at Owens Memorial Chapel in Ruston. Visitation will be from 2:00 pm until service time. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery in Ruston. Rev. Larry Emory and Rev. Drew Spillers will officiate the service.

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Howard Lyles, Jr.

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Funeral services for Mr. Howard Lyles, Jr, age 64, of Dubach, LA will be held 2:00 PM Sunday, September 16, 2012 at Kilpatrick Funeral Home Chapel in Ruston. Officiating the service will be Rev. Dale Oden.
Interment will follow at Unionville Cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston.

Mr. Lyles was born October 18, 1948 in Ruston, LA and passed away September 13, 2012 in Dubach, LA following a brief Illness.

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September 13th

Ruby Reed Wilks

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Homegoing for Mrs. Ruby Reed Wilks will be held Saturday, 2:30p.m. at Greater Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Unionville, LA. Viewing of the body will be held on Friday from 1-5p.m. under the direction of King's Funeral Home 1511 W. California St. Ruston, LA 255-0581 or 255-0525.

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September 11th

Jay D. Hammock

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Funeral services for Mr. Jay D. Hammock, age 58 of Ruston, will be held at 10:00 AM Thursday, September 13, 2012 at First Baptist Church in Ruston. Dr. Chris Craig will officiate the service. Burial will follow in Pines Memorial Gardens in Ruston under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Ruston.

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James Thomas “Jim” Rogers, Jr.

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James Thomas “Jim” Rogers, Jr. (09-07-2012)

Graveside services for James Thomas Rogers, Jr., age 67, Lafayette, LA will be held at 10:00 AM Friday, September 14, 2012 at Hamilton Cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston. Services will be conducted by Dr. Connie Ward. Mr. Rogers was born June 21, 1945.

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September 9th

Carol Ann Hinchliffe James

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Carol Ann Hinchliffe James, of Ruston, Louisiana, passed away Thursday, September 6, 2012, at the age of 60, after a courageous eight-year battle with cancer. Visitation will be held Monday, September 10, 2012, at Trinity United Methodist Church at 3 p.m., followed immediately by a memorial service at 4 p.m., with Senior Pastor Jerry Hilbun, Associate Pastor Brian Mercer, and Youth Minister Logan Hunt officiating under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Ruston. The family also plans to hold a memorial in Carol’s hometown of Waitsburg, Washington, at a later date.

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