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Dorothy Mae Edmiston Roach

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Funeral services for Mrs. Dorothy Mae Edmiston Roach, age 79 of Ruston will be held at 10:00 AM Wednesday, February 16, 2011 at Emmanuel Baptist Church with Dr. Michael Hawley officiating.  Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery in Ruston under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Ruston. Mrs. Roach was born May 26, 1931 in Ruston to Benjamin Mobley and Gertie Otwell Mobley.  She died February 12, 2011 at her home after a courageous battle with Altzheimer’s disease.  Mrs. Roach worked in the administration offices at Lincoln General Hospital for many years.  In her spare time, she enjoyed gardening and she was an excellent cook.  Mrs. Roach was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church. Mrs. Roach is survived by her husband, R.D. (Junior) Roach; her three daughters:  Glenda and husband Calvin Lester of New Orleans, Janice Collins of Ruston and Suzanne Pilgreen of Morgan City;  her grandchildren:  Lisa and husband Matt Lottinger of Monroe, Monica and husband Bobby Lemoine of New Orleans, Jeremy Pilgreen of Ruston and Nikki Edmiston of Springfield, Missouri;  her sister:  Barbara and husband Broy Wiltcher of Ruston; her brother:  Ben Mobley and wife Jeraldine of Ruston as well as numerous nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband: Jim Henry Edmiston and her son: Gary Edmiston. Pallbearers will be Rex Mobley, Larry Mobley, Butch Soto, Tony Soto, Jim Birdine, Rob Roach and Tommy Wiltcher.  Visitation will be held from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM Tuesday, February 15, 2011 at Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home in Ruston.  The family would like to extend their thanks to Cindy Stevens, RN with Hospice of Caring Hearts.  Planned memorials may be made to the Altzheimer’s Association or to Emmanuel Baptist Church.  To leave a memorial message for the family, please visit www.owensmemorialfuneralhome.com.

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