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TITLE HISTORY for LaRue Family:

Ike Parsons LaRue, Sr. entered the Oil Business in the early 1920's by purchasing Mineral and Royalty interests in many counties in East Texas. In the early 1940's, Ike LaRue, Sr. and Ike LaRue, Jr. formed the partnership of LaRue and LaRue and continued to buy minerals and leases in Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, even Kentucky and Utah.

Between 1940 and 1957, any minerals, leases, ORRI or WI acquired in Mississippi, Alabama and Florida, whether bought in the name of I. P. LaRue, Sr. or I. P. LaRue, Jr. belonged to the partnership of LaRue and LaRue in the following proportions:  I. P. LaRue, Sr. - 3/4  interest and I. P. LaRue, Jr. - 1/4 interest

Ike LaRue, Sr. died unexpectedly in October of 1957. His LW&T was probated in Henderson County, Texas. His Will provided that all his real property was considered community property, wherever located, and left his Community Interest in all Oil, Gas and Minerals owned at his death to his three (3) children, I. P. LaRue, Jr., Ruthie LaRue Owen and Fred C. LaRue, Sr.

In 1983, Ruth Q. LaRue, said surviving spouse of I. P. LaRue, Sr. died in Ocean Springs, MS and her LW&T was probated in Jackson County, Mississippi.  She left all her Oil, Gas and Mineral interests to her three (3) children, I. P. LaRue, Jr., Ruthie LaRue Owen and Fred C. LaRue, Sr., all of whom are now deceased.


 INFORMATION CONCERNING THE ESTATE OF IKE PARSONS LARUE, JR.:

Ike Parsons LaRue, Jr. was married to Martha Todd LaRue in Athens, TX, a marriage that lasted over fifty (50) years, until her death in 1982 and produced five (5) children.  Ike's second marriage ended in divorce in 2003 and he remarried to Margaret F. McKibben in Hinds County, Mississippi, on August 25, 2004.  No children were produced  or adopted during the second or third marriages.

Ike Parsons LaRue, Jr. died in August of 2006 in Madison, MS, leaving no Last Will and Testament with provisions for his surviving spouse, Margaret M. LaRue,.  Margaret M. LaRue desired that all real property belonging to Ike Parsons LaRue, Jr. at the time of his death should descend to his children from his first marriage, so she executed a QuitClaim Deed unto Terry LaRue Jensen, Martha LaRue Fulcher, Nancy LaRue Blakney, Joseph Thomas LaRue, IV and William Terrell LaRue, the children of Martha Todd LaRue and Ike Parsons LaRue, Jr., both deceased, share and share alike forever, "all the right, title, interest and claim in and to all of the real and personal property owned by Ike Parsons LaRue, Jr. at the time of his death, including but not limited to all right, title and interest in and to all Oil, Gas and Mineral Rights, Royalty Interests, Overriding Royalty Interests, Working Interests and other interests in land, in, on or under any land situated in the States of Mississippi, Texas, Alabama, Kentucky, Florida, Utah and any other State in the United States, where ever said lands shall be situated". Said QuitClaim Deed has been recorded in several counties in Mississippi and Texas. 

Terry LaRue Jensen, Martha LaRue Fulcher, Nancy LaRue Blakney, Joseph Thomas LaRue, IV and William Terrell LaRue, the children of Ike Parsons LaRue, Jr., deceased, have formed a Limited Liability Company in the State of Mississippi, named "I P LaRue Mineral Properties, LLC".  The children have deeded all interest inherited from their father, I. P. LaRue, Jr., deceased, to I P LaRue Minerals Properties, LLC.  Said QuitClaim Deed has been recorded in several counties in Texas and Mississippi.


INFORMATION CONCERNING THE ESTATE OF FRED C. LARUE, SR.:

Fred C. LaRue, Sr. died in July of 2004. He was married one time, and one time only, to Joyce Burleson, of Pensacola, FL.  The Probate of his Estate is located in Hinds County, Mississippi and the Estate has been closed.  His widow, Joyce Burleson LaRue, is the sole heir of the Estate of Fred C. LaRue, Sr., deceased. 


INFORMATION CONCERNING THE ESTATE OF RUTHIE LARUE OWEN:

Ruthie LaRue Owen died May 27, 2010, in Madison, Mississippi. She was married one time, and one time only, to Harry Dale Owen, Sr. of Jackson, MS.  Her Estate was probated in Madison County, MS.  Some of her non-producing Oil, Gas and Mineral interests were transferred to Owen Oil & Gas Properties, LLC during her lifetime and the remainder of her mineral interests were transferred to Owen Oil & Gas Properties, LLC under the terms of her LW&T.

In Summary, all minerals, leases, ORRI or WI acquired by I. P. LaRue, Sr. or I. P. LaRue, Jr. in Mississippi, Alabama or Florida from the years 1940 to 1957 now belong to the following entities in the following proportions:

  • Owen Oil & Gas Properties LLC - 1/4 interest
  • Joyce Burleson LaRue- 1/4 interest
  • I P LaRue Mineral Properties, LLC - 1/2 interest

All properties acquired by I. P. LaRue in the State of Texas now belong to the following entities in the following proportions:

  • Owen Oil & Gas Properties LLC  - 1/3 interest
  • Joyce Burleson LaRue - 1/3 interest
  • I P LaRue Mineral Properties, LLC - 1/3 interest

At the present time, in order to save time and duplication of effort, William T. LaRue, CPL, Manager of I P LaRue Mineral Properties, LLC, handles the initial lease negotiations for all of the LaRue Family Minerals, including the following:

  • The Estate of I. P. LaRue, Jr., deceased;
  • I. P. LaRue Mineral Properties, LLC;
  • Joyce Burleson LaRue, widow and sole devisee of Fred C. LaRue, Sr., Deceased;
  • The Estate of Ruthie LaRue Owen, deceased; 
  • Owen Oil & Gas Properties LLC;
  • The Estate of I. P. LaRue, Sr., Deceased and
  • The Estate of Ruth Q. LaRue, Deceased.

You can reach William T. LaRue, CPL, at (228) 324-1996. We are looking forward to hearing from you. You can also contact us at our e-mail address:  wtlarue@larueminerals.com

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