Anne Aulds Holstead

Anne Aulds Holstead

Funeral services for Anne Aulds Holstead, age 78, of Choudrant, LA will be 10:00 A.M. Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at Grace United Methodist Church. Rev. Hulen Warren will officiate the service. Interment will follow in Douglas Cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Ruston.

Mrs. Holstead was born on March 30, 1934 in Choudrant, LA and died at her residence on October 28, 2012 following a brief illness. Anne was a lifetime member of Grace United Methodist Church of Ruston during which time she held numerous positions. Mrs. Holstead, along with her husband Thermon owned and operated Holstead's Inc. and co-owned the former Ruston Appliance Center.

Anne was an avid gardener. In fact, she was known as the "flower lady of Ruston". In her own words,"I enjoy planting my flowers where the spirit directs me". Anne enjoyed observing wildlife, often for hours on end, and loved sharing time with her cats. Her family was her greatest treasure and was deeply loved by numerous family and friends.

She was surrounded in her home during her last days on earth by her family and friends.

Mrs. Holstead was preceded in death by her husband Thermon Holstead.

She is survived by her daughters, Gail Coltharp and husband Jack of Texarkana, TX, Becky Rounsaville and husband Robbie of Choudrant, LA and Susan Colbert and husband Chris of Shreveport, LA; grandchildren: T. J. Coltharp, Katie Coltharp, Todd Coltharp, Jay Coltharp, Ethan Colbert, and Sarah Colbert; sisters, Linda Edwards and husband Eddie of Rose Hill, KS and Fran Dugdale and husband Curtis of Choudrant, LA; sister-in-law, Juanita Posey and husband Gene of Choudrant, LA; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be family members.

Honorary pallbearers will be the Grace Workers for Christ Sunday School Class.

Visitation will be 5:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at Grace United Methodist Church in Ruston, LA under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Ruston.

Special thanks to the North Louisiana Medical Center and Professional Hospice of Ruston for their care and support.

Memorials may be sent to Grace United Methodist Church of Ruston.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Kilpatrick Funeral Home

Ruston, LA

Funeral Home

Kilpatrick Funeral Home
209 North Bonner Street Ruston, LA 71270
(318) 255-2832

Published in The News Star on Oct. 29, 2012