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Ruby Nell Barker

Funeral services for Ruby Nell Barker, age 80, of Ruston will be held at 2:30 PM Sunday November 11, 2012 at Grace United Methodist Church in Ruston. Under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston. Officiating the service will be Rev. Hulen Warren.

Mrs. Barker was born February 27, 1932 and passed away November 8, 2012.

Ruby Nell Barker, beloved daughter of Elmo and Elaine Causey, was raised in Sterlington, Louisiana and moved to Ruston, Louisiana her senior year of high school. She graduated from Ruston High School at mid-term in 1950.

Ruby attended Louisiana Tech University and graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Music Education in 1954. She attended graduate school at Auburn University and graduated with a Master's degree in Music Education in 1958.

Ruby married Hal B. Barker on October 3, 1952. Dr. Hal Barker later became the Dean of Life Sciences at Louisiana Tech and served for almost 40 years. The Barkers had two children, James Hal and Linda Lou.

Ruby was a long-time member of Grace Methodist Church in Ruston, Louisiana, where for 28 years she served in various capacities in the Music Ministry as Choir Director, Organist and Pianist. After retirement, she continued to be a very active member of the Choir. Ruby also taught music at Hico Elementary and Dubach High School for 10 years.

Ruby was an avid golfer, playing several times a week at the Ruston Country Club. Her pride and joy was a hole-in-one at the golf course in Arcadia.

Those left to cherish her memories include James Hal (son) and Kristi Barker and their children Caleb and Samantha and Marty and Linda Lou (daughter) and their children Matt, Meghan, Emery, and Edwin Hal. Ruby was a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

Visitation will be held from 5-7 PM Saturday, November 10, 2012 at Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston.

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Published in Shreveport Times on Nov. 10, 2012
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