Mass of Christian Burial will be offered for Ruth Dugas Albritton on Saturday, January 31, 2015 at at Church of the Little Flower in Evergreen with Rev.
Stephen Scott Chemino officiating. Burial will be in the Church of the Little
Flower cemetery under the direction of Melancon Funeral Home, Bunkie.
Visitation will be at Church of the Little Flower on Saturday, January 31, 2015 from A rosary will be recited at The family will continue to receive visitors after
the burial in the Church of the Little Flower Church Hall.
Ruth Dugas Albritton was born in New Orleans, LA on February 23, 1930, to Walter Joseph and Clophine Descant Dugas. She was
the eldest of four children including one sister, Geraldine Dugas Francois
(deceased) and two brothers, Dr. Edmund A. Dugas of Carencro and Walter Joseph
Dugas, Jr. of Denham Springs. She graduated from EvergreenHigh School in 1947, and then attended business school, marrying
William Andrew Albritton in Nov., 1947. He preceded her in death.
She followed her husband when possible, during his military career, living inPrestwick,
Scotland; Honolulu, Hawaii; Athens, Greece and various locations in the United States. In addition to being a housewife and mother, she was
a career business woman and worked at the Housing Authority for the Town of Bunkie for thirty-eight years. She was a charter member of
the Louisiana Housing Council and worked on various committees, including
Retirement and Insurance. She assisted the HUD office in implementing new
programs and services during construction of new housing units statewide. She
was a member of the military wives club and the local chapter of the National
Association of American Business Women. She also served on the Education
Committee where she was instrumental in writing grants for local women which
enabled them to continue their education. In addition, Mrs. Albritton was a
charter member of the Bunkie Belles and she was honored by being elected as the
first "Woman of the Year" by that organization. She served as
Commander of the Avoyelles Parish DAV Auxiliary and won the State Commander's
Award for her work. She felt honored to have assisted the late Edwin Rabalais in
the formation of the Bunkie Chamber of Commerce. She was a former member of St.
Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Bunkie and a present member of the Church of
the Little Flower in Evergreen, where she was a member of both choirs.
She is survived by four children: Donna Jean Ferguson (Derek) of Madison, MS; Katherine Albritton Manda (Edward) of Lawrence, KS; William "Billy" A. Albritton,
of Alexandriaand Mary Carolyn Thoman (John) of Baton Rouge. She is also survived by nine grandchildren, John
William Carter, III of Aspen, CO; Derek Bradley Ferguson (Jade) of
Diamondhead, MS; Lauren Ferguson Mattiace (Richard) of Ocean Springs, MS; Jacob
Edward Manda of Overland Park, KS; Matthew Manda of Washington, DC; Lee Andrew
Albritton of Bunkie; Taylor John Albritton of Alexandria; Ellen Ann Albritton of
Alexandria; and Colby Tyler Thoman (Cory) of Denham Springs, LA and four great
grandchildren: Rylee Rae Albritton, William Colton Albritton, Harrison Bradley
Ferguson and Henry Scott Ferguson.www.melanconfunerals.com
Memorials may be sent, in memory of Ruth Albritton, to Church of the Little
Flower - P. O. Box 20 - Evergreen, LA71333 or St.
Anthony School- 116 S. Knoll Ave. - Bunkie, LA71322.
Footnote by Ed Dugas: Ruth was a 1947 EHS graduate. She was an outstanding role
model who was committed to serving her fellow man, especially those with special
needs. Her dedicated devotion to family was witnessed by all who knew her.