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==Background==
 
==Background==
  
Carruth was one of five children of William Carruth, Sr. (1892-1974), a merchant, and the former Beulah Ella Banks (1898-1975).<ref>{{cite web|url=https://old.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=53880130|ritle=William A. Carruth, Sr.|publisher=Old.findagrave.com|date=July 13, 2018}}<./ref>His older brother, Wallace E. Carruth, Sr. (1923-2017), was a clergyman in Tuscaloosa County, [[Alabama]].<ref>{{cite web|url=https://old.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=Carruth&GSfn=Wallace&GSbyrel=all&GSdyrel=all&GSob=n&GRid=178005083&df=all&|title=Rev. Wallace E. Carruth, Sr.|publisher=Old.findagrave.com|accessdate=July 13, 2018}}</ref> His younger brother, Charles H. Carruth (1933-2003), <ref>{{cite web|url=https://old.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=53880380|title=Charles H. Carruth|publisher=Old.findagrave.com|accessdate=July 13, 2018}}</ref> was a former builder who was named in 1972 as the Alexandria fire chief.<ref>{{cite web|url=https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/214830209/|title=He's a Gospel-Singing, House-Building Fireman|publisher=''The Alexandria Town Talk''|date=July 30, 1972|page=7|author=Jerry Humphries|accessdate=July 13, 2018}}</ref> Carruth was thrice married, first to the former Annie Merle Barker, later Annie Juneau (1930-1978);<ref>{{cite web|url=https://old.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=Juneau&GSfn=Annie&GSbyrel=all&GSdyrel=all&GSst=20&GScntry=4&GSob=n&GRid=98856565&df=all&|title=Annie Merle Barker Juneau|publisher=Old.findagrave.com|accessdate=July 13, 2018}}</ref> then Dolores Hart Wagnon Carruth (1930-2000),<ref name=dolores>{{cite web|url=https://old.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=Carruth&GSfn=Dolores&GSbyrel=all&GSdyrel=all&GSst=38&GScntry=4&GSob=n&GRid=16438380&df=all&|title=Dolores Hart Carruth|publisher=Old.findagrave.com|accessdate=July 13, 2018}}</ref> and Susan Elizabeth Irwin Carruth his surviving widow born on May 6, 1949, whom he wed c. 1991.<ref name=obit/>
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Carruth was one of five children of William Carruth, Sr. (1892-1974), a merchant, and the former Beulah Ella Banks (1898-1975).<ref>{{cite web|url=https://old.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=53880130|ritle=William A. Carruth, Sr.|publisher=Old.findagrave.com|date=July 13, 2018}}</ref> His older brother, Wallace E. Carruth, Sr. (1923-2017), was a clergyman in Tuscaloosa County, [[Alabama]].<ref>{{cite web|url=https://old.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=Carruth&GSfn=Wallace&GSbyrel=all&GSdyrel=all&GSob=n&GRid=178005083&df=all&|title=Rev. Wallace E. Carruth, Sr.|publisher=Old.findagrave.com|accessdate=July 13, 2018}}</ref> His younger brother, Charles H. Carruth (1933-2003), <ref>{{cite web|url=https://old.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=53880380|title=Charles H. Carruth|publisher=Old.findagrave.com|accessdate=July 13, 2018}}</ref> was a former builder who was named in 1972 as the Alexandria fire chief.<ref>{{cite web|url=https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/214830209/|title=He's a Gospel-Singing, House-Building Fireman|publisher=''The Alexandria Town Talk''|date=July 30, 1972|page=7|author=Jerry Humphries|accessdate=July 13, 2018}}</ref> Carruth was thrice married, first to the former Annie Merle Barker, later Annie Juneau (1930-1978);<ref>{{cite web|url=https://old.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=Juneau&GSfn=Annie&GSbyrel=all&GSdyrel=all&GSst=20&GScntry=4&GSob=n&GRid=98856565&df=all&|title=Annie Merle Barker Juneau|publisher=Old.findagrave.com|accessdate=July 13, 2018}}</ref> then Dolores Hart Wagnon Carruth (1930-2000),<ref name=dolores>{{cite web|url=https://old.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=Carruth&GSfn=Dolores&GSbyrel=all&GSdyrel=all&GSst=38&GScntry=4&GSob=n&GRid=16438380&df=all&|title=Dolores Hart Carruth|publisher=Old.findagrave.com|accessdate=July 13, 2018}}</ref> and Susan Elizabeth Irwin Carruth his surviving widow born on May 6, 1949, whom he wed c. 1991.<ref name=obit/>
  
 
==Career==
 
==Career==

Revision as of 18:01, 13 July 2018

William Artie "Dub" Carruth, Jr.

(Businessman from Alexandria, Louisiana)

Political party Democrat

Born October 9, 1927
Alexandria, Louisiana
Died July 9, 2018 (aged 90)
Alexandria, Louisiana

Resting place:
Greenwood Memorial Park in Pineville, Louisiana

Spouse (1) Annie Merle Barker Juneau (divorced; died 1978)

(2) Dolores Hart Wagnon Carruth (1930-2000; divorced)
(3) Susan Elizabeth Irwin Carruth (born May 6, 1949; married c. 1991-2018, his death)
Children:
William Jeffery Carruth
Kenneth Hiram Carruth (1956-2014)
Nancy Parker
Stacy Elizabeth Milliner
Lindsay Ellington
Kathryn G. "Kate" Dickey

Religion Pentecostal

William Artie Carruth, Jr., known as Dub Carruth (October 9, 1927 – July 9, 2018),[1] was a house and apartment developer from Alexandria, Louisiana.

Background

Carruth was one of five children of William Carruth, Sr. (1892-1974), a merchant, and the former Beulah Ella Banks (1898-1975).[2] His older brother, Wallace E. Carruth, Sr. (1923-2017), was a clergyman in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama.[3] His younger brother, Charles H. Carruth (1933-2003), [4] was a former builder who was named in 1972 as the Alexandria fire chief.[5] Carruth was thrice married, first to the former Annie Merle Barker, later Annie Juneau (1930-1978);[6] then Dolores Hart Wagnon Carruth (1930-2000),[7] and Susan Elizabeth Irwin Carruth his surviving widow born on May 6, 1949, whom he wed c. 1991.[8]

Career

At the age of nine, Carruth purchased his first piece of property; when he sold the property, he doubled his investment. At the age of nineteen, he built his first house. After service in the [[United States Navy]], he began to establish Quaker Lumber Company, W. A. Carruth Construction & Real Estate Company, and most recently, Carruth Properties. A master craftsman, Carruth built hundreds of high-quality homes across Central Louisiana. He brought modern apartment living to Alexandria with Williamsburg Apartments & Condominiums, Parliament Square Apartments & Condominiums, Gatehouse Espana and his proudest accomplishment, Nottingham Apartments & Camelot Towers. He was instrumental in paving Parliament Drive and Heyman Lane in Alexandria. He developed the subdivisions Wilshire Park, Castle Village, Briarwood, Briarwood West, and Village Green in Pineville. In 1977, he was elected to the first Alexandria City Council[8] established to succeed the previous commission form of municipal government. He served under Mayor Carroll Edwin Lanier (1926-2012) , who had served a term as finance and utilities commissioner in the previous government from 1969 to 1973.

Death

Carruth died in Alexandria at the age of ninety. Services were held on July 13, 2018, at The Pentecostals of Alexandria with the Reverend Anthony Mangun officiating. Carruth was a Pentecostal usher and had appeared in a church production of Handel's The Messiah. Interment was at the Carruth family plot at Greenwood Memorial Park in Pineville, Louisiana.[8]Coincidentally, his second wife is interred in another Greenwood Cemetery in Weatherford in Custer County in her native Oklahoma.[7]

References

  1. William Artie "Dub" Carruth, Jr.. Oldfindagrave.com. Retrieved on July 13, 2018.
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    . Old.findagrave.com (July 13, 2018).
  3. Rev. Wallace E. Carruth, Sr.. Old.findagrave.com. Retrieved on July 13, 2018.
  4. Charles H. Carruth. Old.findagrave.com. Retrieved on July 13, 2018.
  5. Jerry Humphries (July 30, 1972). He's a Gospel-Singing, House-Building Fireman. The Alexandria Town Talk. Retrieved on July 13, 2018.
  6. Annie Merle Barker Juneau. Old.findagrave.com. Retrieved on July 13, 2018.
  7. 7.0 7.1 Dolores Hart Carruth. Old.findagrave.com. Retrieved on July 13, 2018.
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 W. A. "Dub" Carruth obituary. The Alexandria Town Talk (July 13, 2018).