Remembering James E. Broughton

James E. Broughton

James E. Broughton, age 70 of Ruston, will have a private graveside service. He was born in Homer, LA on January 19, 1952 to Cecil Shelby Broughton and Lennie Gay Broughton. He passed away November 10, 2022 in Ruston, LA. James was an Orkin exterminator for 30 years, where he retired. He also demolished houses and worked in property management. The majority of his recent years were spent repairing and selling used appliances. He enjoyed having estate sales.

James was preceded in death by his wife, Norma Jean Broughton; his parents: Cecil and Gay Broughton; 2 brothers: Prentiss Barmore and Roy Broughton; and 2 sisters: Debra Hurst and Bobbie Poindexter.

James is survived by his son, Danny Broughton and wife Sarah of Daingerfield, TX; 5 grandchildren: Christina Broughton, Mia Broughton, Lily Broughton, Micah Broughton, and Luke Broughton, all of Daingerfield, TX; 2 brothers: Steve Broughton of Ruston, LA and Paul Broughton of Dubach, LA; 2 sisters: Sandy and husband Terry Slade of Swartz, LA and Joann and husband Garry Adkins of Dubach, LA; and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends.

Visitation for family and friends will be held from 12:00 PM until 1:00 PM, Wednesday, November 16, 2022 at Owens Memorial Chapel.  To leave an online memorial message for the family, please visit