A funeral service celebrating the life of Ruth Tilley James, 77, will be held at 2:00 PM, Thursday, September 19, 2019 at Kilpatrick’s Rose-Neath Funeral Home with Brother Steven McAbee officiating. Interment will follow in New Ebernezer Cemetery in Castor, LA. The family will receive friends from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at the funeral home.
Mrs. James was born on May 14, 1942 in Castor, LA to Levitt Benjamin and Zellie Mae Fowler Tilley and passed away September 17, 2019 in Coushatta, LA.
Mrs. James was preceded in death by parents, Levitt and Zellie Tilley; step-mother, Mavis Tilley; son, Wayne Layfield; brothers, Ray Tilley, Fred Tilley, Johnny Tilley, and Aaron Doyle Adkins.
Left to cherish her memory are her husband, John James; sons, Greg Layfield (Darline) and David Layfield (Stacey); daughters, Mary James and Martha James; grandchildren, Greg Layfield, Jr. (Keeley), Ashley Corley (Patrick), Dustin Layfield, Bridgette Brewer (Ronnie), Regan Fletcher (Jeffrey), Stephanie Barbo (Thomas), Jack Fletcher (Kayla), Kevin Layfield, Corey Layfield (Desiree),Kim Layfield, Kayla Layfield; Rachael, Christina and Adam Jarnagin (Ashley); grandson at heart, Lance Tilley; and sisters, Mary Causey (Lloyd) Betty Jo Odom and numerous great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.
Honoring Mrs. James as pallbearers will be Adam Jarnagin, Buddy Thomas, Patrick Corley, Lance Tilley, Melvin London, Kenneth Tilley and Weston Sullivan. Serving as an honorary pallbearer is Thomas Barbo.
Special thanks to Dr. Martin Carter and the Christus Coushatta Hospital staff, Specialty Rehab Hospital staff, the Green Meadow Haven staff and Regional Hospice staff.