Remembering Mary Pipes

Mary E. Pipes

Graveside services celebrating the life of Mary E. Pipes, age 91 of Ruston, LA will be held at 10:00 AM, Monday, December 5, 2022 at Douglas Cemetery in Ruston, LA with Bro. Andy Richardson officiating. Services are under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Ruston.

Mary was born October 16, 1931 to Cecil and William Johnston in Monroe, LA, and she passed from this life December 3, 2022 in Ruston. She enjoyed tending to her flowers, feeding her birds, traveling and spending time with family and friends.  Mary especially loved her clients at Hair Associates where she worked with her son for 29 years. She is preceded in death by her husband of 45 years Wade Pipes.

Those left to cherish her memories include her children, son Jeff and wife Jennifer Pipes; daughter Cindy Draper; sister Nellie McKeithen; grandchildren: Josh Barr, Wade and wife Katie Pipes, Justin Pipes, Juliet Pipes, Janey Pipes; six great-grandchildren; and a host of family friends.

The family would like to thank Linda Mitchell for assisting with her care. Contributions in memory of Mary may be made to Douglas Cemetery or to New Hope Cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 9:00-10:00 AM at the cemetery. To leave an online memorial message for the family, please visit

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