Submitted by Ruston Leader on Wed, 02/01/2012 - 9:39am
Peggy Olivia Edmiston Taylor, beloved mother, grand-mother, and great grandmother, departed this life at 7 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012, at the Carpenter House in Baton Rouge surrounded by her family. She was 86 and a native of Ruston. Mrs. Taylor was a retiree of Louisiana Tech, with 33 years of service, as a supervisor in Food Services at Tolliver Hall. She was known for her gardening and delicious meals, but is best remembered for her dedication and care that she gave to those she loved.
Submitted by Ruston Leader on Wed, 02/01/2012 - 9:37am
James (Jim) Lewis of Ruston passed away peacefully at his home on January 29, 2012, surrounded by his family. He was a graduate of Neville High School and following his earning a B.S. degree in Business Administration from ULM, he joined the U.S. Marine Corps, obtaining the rank of Captain. While serving, he received a deferment to enroll in LSU Law School earning his LLB, JD in 1963, after receiving an honorable discharge from the Marines; Lewis taught business law at ULM for seven years. He entered private practice until 1990.