Ruth Eloise Hall Young
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"With The Lord's Help," Ruth Eloise Young went to her heavenly home on November 8, 2012.
Ruth passed away at the Holly Hill Nursing Home surrounded by her children and loved ones. She was 89 years old.
Ruth was born in Carson, LA. on March 23, 1923, to Henry and Queen Indiana Hall, and raised in Elizabeth. She attended and graduated school from Elizabeth. She married her husband, Winnard Young, Sr. in 1939. After following her husband and his work to several locations, they settled in Oakdale, where their six children were raised. Her husband, Winnard, preceded her in death by 44 years. After his death, she went back to school and became a successful hairdresser in Oakdale for about 25 years, which enabled her to provide for herself and where she courageously and faithfully raised her family. She was a member of Oakdale First Baptist Church for 48 years and joyfully participated in the choir. In 2000 she moved to Jonesville to be closer to some of the family and was a member of Grace Baptist Church there.
Ruth enjoyed reading, Bible studies, her crossword puzzles, cooking for her large family during holidays, and her grandchildren. She had a green thumb especially when it came to her Christmas cactus which she made bloom every Christmas. Ruth also was a proficient seamstress and provided many beautiful clothes for their children and grandchildren and even sewed her oldest daughter's wedding dress.
It was observed by her children, their spouses, her grandchildren, her friends, her church family, and her pastor that Ruth had stored in her heart many scriptures from the Bible and 'out of the abundance of her heart' she expressed and demonstrated her faith in her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
She was preceded in death by three brothers and seven sisters.
Ruth is survived by three sons: Winnard (Billy) Young Jr. and wife Diane of Sulphur, Frederick Young and wife, Jeanne of Moss Bluff, and Weldon Young of Lafayette; three daughters: Martha Lynn Tubre and husband, Doug, of Jonesville, Sue Ellen Richard and husband, Michael, of Sulphur, and Jennifer Potts and husband, Allen of Sulphur. She is also survived by 16 grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren.
The children of Ruth Young would like to extend their heartfelt appreciation for the compassionate care provided by the many skilled professionals and staff at Holly Hill Nursing Home involved in her long stay there.
Friends may call at Rush Funeral Home, Oakdale on Friday, November 9, 2012 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and on Saturday, November 10, 2012 from 8:00 a.m. until time of services at 11:00 a.m.
Her funeral will be at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 10, 2012 at the Rush Funeral Home in Oakdale, LA. The Rev. Perry Gardner will officiate. Pallbearers will be her grandsons. Interment will be at Oakdale Cemetery.
Friends may post online messages of condolence for the Young family by visiting www.rushfh.com
Published in The Town Talk on Nov. 9, 2012