Louise Reitzell Kughn

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  • "Barry and family, I will always your mothers sweet smile..."
    - Donna Phagan Bosworth
  • "Barry and Brother Kughn the fond memories of your mother..."
    - Connie Boshell
  • "you are in our prayers. what a grand lady! we will miss..."
    - sammy reitzell
  • "Barry, you and your family are in my prayers. It is rough..."
    - David Clonts
  • "I love you all I will miss her I am praying for you all...."
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Louise Reitzell Kughn, "Ms. Senior Calhoun County of 2004", 90, died Tuesday, April 22, 2014, at her residence in McCalla. She was preceded in death by her parents, Houston Randolph Reitzell and Lelia Kitchen Reitzell; a sister, Anna Mae Celia and two brothers, Eugene Reitzell and Sam Reitzell Sr. Ms. Kughn was a native of Louisiana where she lived her early life. At age 14, she lost her mother and became the primary caregiver of her two siblings, Sam and Anna Mae. She worked closely with her husband in the ministry in Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Anniston, Gadsden, and Gallipolis, Ohio. She wrote for the World Evangelist many years and organized Ladies Days for many churches. She served as a teacher at the 16th & Noble Kindergarten for four years and also served as church secretary at the Central Church of Christ in Anniston. She was active with the Alabama Christian Youth Camp and Skyline Christian Youth Camp for sixteen years. Ms. Kughn taught Bible classes throughout her husband's ministry. Ms. Kughn was also active in the Anniston High School PTA and Band Boosters of Anniston High School from 1965-1970. In 2003 she won first runner up in the Ms. Senior Citizen Calhoun County Pageant where she won the Ms. Congeniality Award and was a member of the Cameo Club. In 2004 she was crowned Ms. Senior Calhoun County where she was very active in local events, charities, civic groups, special events, nursing homes, Alabama Welcome Centers and local fund raisers serving her city and county well throughout the state of Alabama. She was recognized by the Calhoun County Commission in 2004 for outstanding service for representation of Calhoun County. She was a former member of the Greenbrier Church of Christ in Anniston where she was active with the Senior Adult Ministry. She resided in Birmingham for the past four years and was a member of the Palisades Church of Christ in Birmingham. Ms. Kughn is survived by her husband of 70 years, William B. Kughn Jr.; two sons, Kenneth E. Kughn and wife, Teresa and Barry J. Kughn; four grandchildren, Jeremy E. Kughn and wife, Jennifer, Jonathan T. Kughn and wife, Amanda, Brianne Kughn Hendrick and husband, Lance, Ashley Kughn Rowell and husband, Brian; great-grandchildren, Taylor Kughn, Tanner Kughn, Connor Kughn, Abbey Grace Kughn, Jayden Hendrick, Brian Rowell Jr. and Austin Hendrick; sister-in-law, Juanita Wilson; brother-in-law, John Celia; her spiritual son and daughter, Jim and Nancy Harrington; caregivers, Caroline Chamberlain and Lacey; numerous nieces, nephews and a host of friends. Funeral service to celebrate her home going will be Saturday, April 26, 2014, at 2 p.m. at the Greenbrier Church of Christ in Anniston with Jim Harrington and Jeremy Kughn officiating. The family will receive friends from 12 to 2 p.m. prior to the service at the church. A graveside service will follow in Highland Cemetery with Glenn VanZandt officiating. Valhalla Funeral Home of Midfield, Ala., valhallafuneralhome.com and Currie Jefferson Funeral Home of Hoover, www.curriejefferson.com are in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers will be Jeremy Kughn, Jonathan Kughn, Tanner Kughn, Lance Hendrick, Eric Turner and Jay Wright. Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to St. Jude's Hospital, Tribute Number 35863988 for Louise Reitzell Kughn, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148 or 1-800-822-6344 with tribute number or to Greenbrier Church of Christ Building Fund, 3425 Greenbrier Dear Road, Anniston, AL 36207. "Louise was a godly woman who loved to serve others and her Lord. She was a woman of class, dignity, who loved the Lord and His Kingdom. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her."
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Published in The Anniston Star on Apr. 25, 2014