Betty Ruth Laney
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Betty Ruth Laney left this world to be with the Lord on Sunday, April 27, 2014, surrounded by all of her children, grandchildren, and other loved ones. Visitation will be Tuesday, April 29th, 2014, at Gorsulowsky Funeral home in Vivian from 6-8 p.m. The funeral will be held at Gorsulowsky Funeral Home on Wednesday, April 30th, 2014, at 2:00 p.m. officiated by Bro. Weldon Sistrunk.
She was born December 21, 1939, to Lonnie Calhoun Martin and Ruby May Dean Martin in Cotton Valley, Louisiana. On June 24, 1957, she married the love of her life, Booger Red Laney, moved to Oil City, and had six wonderful children.
Betty Ruth was always a quiet, gentle soul, generous of spirit. She was kind and unselfish and thought more about others than she did herself. But she loved her family more than anything in this world.
Mrs. Laney was preceded in death by her parents and many brothers and sisters. She was also preceded in death by her loving husband, William "Booger Red" Laney, Sr., her precious grandson Jeffery Allan "Widdle Widdle" Laney, and her beloved son in law, Gary "Pow Boy" Lester.
She is survived by her sister, Valdia Teer and husband Jimmy of Vivian, and her brother Gerald Martin of Mooringsport. She is also survived by her six children: Wanda Lester, and husband Terry Todd of Mooringsport, Tina Rodgers and her husband Yank of Oil City, Betty Jean Bullard and husband Mac of Porterville, William Howard "Shotgun" Laney Jr. of Dixie, Danny Ray "Goober" Laney of Oil City, and Karen Patrick and her husband Ronnie of Blanchard. She is also survived by numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, best friend, Edith Nottingham, and her beloved dog Katie.
Pallbearers will be Yank Rodgers, Mac Bullard, Ronnie Patrick, Bubba Toms, Ronnie Schenck, and Tink Cole.
Honorary Pallbearers will be Booger Laney, Bubba Bass, Alex Lester, Kaden Patrick, Landon Schenck, Shannon Rodgers, and Justin Rodgers.
Gorsulowsky Funeral Home - Vivian
1107 South Pine Street
Vivian, LA 71082
Published in Shreveport Times on Apr. 29, 2014