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Marvin B. Gay

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Funeral services for Mr. Marvin B. Gay, age 72 of Ruston, will be held at 2:00 PM Friday, April 15, 2011 at Cook Baptist Church in Ruston.  Dr. Mike Holloway will officiate the service.  Burial will follow in Fellowship Cemetery in Dubach under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Ruston. Mr. Gay was born May 23, 1938 in Ruston to Cleo Bryan Gay and Evie Hanna Gay.  He died at his home in Ruston April 13, 2011 after a lenthy illness.  He was a member of Cook Baptist Church.  Mr. Gay was a veteran of the US Air Force, worked as a firefighter in Ruston, Retired from the US Postal Service, and also worked for Scriber Painting. Mr. Gay is survived by his wife, Nancy Hammons Gay; daughter:  Robin and husband Danny Boyles of Nashville, Tennessee; sons:  Randall Bryan (Randy) Gay and wife Patty and Daniel Christopher (Chris) Gay and wife Gena, all of Ruston; grandchildren:  Betty Lou Boyles of Nashville, Tennessee, William Bryan (Will) Gay and wife Melody, Madison Gay, Lane Gay and Morgan Gay, Sam Owen and Peter Owen, all of Ruston; a special little Paw-pa’s girl:  Anna Kate Scriber; brothers:  D.B. Gay and wife Mildred, Don Gay and wife Rachel, all of Ruston, and Louis Gay and wife Peggy of Dawson Springs, Kentucky; sisters:  Martha Ann and husband Bill Kennedy of Summerfield, and Lynda and husband Sonny Cook of Ruston. Pallbearers will be Tim Whittington, Bryan Ray, Glen Scriber, Greg Hamilton, Ray D’Olivera and Joe Mitchell.  Honorary pallbearers will be Bud Alexander and the Adult Men’s Two Sunday School Class at Cook Baptist Church.  Visitation will be held from 1:00 PM until the time of the service Friday, April 15, 2011 at Cook Baptist Church. Memorial donations may be made to Cook Baptist Church in Ruston.  To leave a memorial message for the family, please visit www.owensmemorialfuneralhome.com.

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