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Leroy Dykes

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A memorial service for Mr. Leroy Dykes, age 69, of Wichita, KS was held with family members present at Central Avenue Funeral Home in Wichita, KS.

Mr. Dykes was born August 29, 1946 to Artis Lee Dykes and Mattie Lou Jenkins Mitchell. He died August 24, 2016 in Wichita, KS. Mr. Dykes attended Lincoln Elementary School, Fellowship School and graduated from Grambling High School.
He was affectionately known by family and friends as Boley. All who know him will forever remember his hearty laugh.

He was preceded in death by his parents and by his wife Christine Dykes.

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Debbie Silmon

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Debbie Hutson Silmon of Farmerville, LA passed peacefully in the arms of her Heavenly Father on Monday evening, August 29, 2016 following a lengthy illness.

Debbie had a heart of gold and a wide circle of family and friends to whom she was devoted. She will be dearly missed by so many people.

She was born in El Dorado, AR to Frank and Catherine Hutson and later was raised in the Farmerville area.

She was preceded in death by her father, Frank Hutson and grandparents, Lois & John Clinton Digby and Thelma & Fred Hutson.

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Jerome Bush

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Our beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, friend and teacher, Jerome Franklin Bush, 64, of Quitman, Louisiana, died Friday, August 26, 2016, at Ochsner Hospital in New Orleans. A celebration of his life and scattering of ashes will be held at the beach in Biloxi the weekend of September 17, 2016.

Jerome was born March 22, 1952, in Kerrville, Texas, to Ellus Franklin Bush and Mary Ida Shirley Bush Maxwell.

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Ronda Thomas

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Memorial services for Ronda Sue Thomas, age 69, of Dubach, LA will be held at 10:00 AM on Friday, September 2, 2016 at Life Church.LA in Ruston, LA under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Ruston. Rev. Chris Witt and Rev. Dallas Witt will officiate.

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Paul Colvin

Funeral services for Mr. Paul David Colvin, age 57 of Farmerville, will be held at 3:00 PM Sunday, August 28, 2016 at Sharon Baptist Church in Hico. Rev. Caroll Holmes will officiate the service. Burial will follow in Sharon Baptist Church Cemetery in Hico under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Ruston.

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Roberta Gayle Simmons Poole

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Funeral services for Roberta Gayle Simmons Poole, age 92, will be at 10:00 AM, Wednesday, August 24, 2016 at Grace United Methodist Church on North Trenton, Ruston, LA, under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Ruston with Rev. Bob Deich officiating. Visitation will be prior to the service starting at 9:00am. Interment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery in Gloster, MS at 4:00pm.

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Andrew Frazier

A service of memory will be held for Mr. Andrew Douglas Frazier on Tuesday August 23rd, 11:00 a.m. with a wake and vigil held Monday, August 22nd, from 5:00 - 7:00 pm both at Mays Chapel CME Church in Ruston.
Mr. Frazier passed away Tuesday, August 16th.
He was born on April 18, 1934 in Arcadia, Louisiana to Andrew and Lenora Frazier and was proceeded by his wife and high school sweetheart Lucy Frazier. He attended Lincoln High School and Grambling State University. He also served our country in the U.S. Marine Corps.

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Era Chandler

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A memorial service for Era Byrd Chandler will be held at 2PM on Saturday, August 20, 2016, in the Burkhalter Chapel of Trinity United Methodist Church. Reverend Leslie Stephens will officiate. Private family interment will be at Forest Lawn Cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Ruston, LA.

Mrs. Chandler died Wednesday, August 10, 2016, at the Alpine Senior Care Center in Ruston, Louisiana, after a long illness.

She was born in Dodson, Louisiana, on October 11, 1921, to Esther Williamson and Roland McCray Pullen. She earned a

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Marie Roberts

Marie “Christine” Roberts was born October 3, 1953 and died on July 22 in Lexington, Kentucky.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday August 20 at 10am at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church.
She was preceded in death by her father Donald Roberts and a sister Maribeth Heurtevant.

Left to cherish her memory is her mother Anne Marie Roberts, her siblings: her twin Therese Spurgeon (Roland), Kathleen Acree, Susan Cline (Chip), Robert Roberts, Anne Marie Whitehurst (Paul), and hosts of nieces and nephews.

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Lisa Northcott

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Memorial services for Lisa Northcott, 41, of Monroe, LA., will be held at 5:00 P.M. Saturday August 20, 2016 at Christ Church in West Monroe, with Rev. Tom Lowe officiating under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home in West Monroe, LA. Visitation will be from 3:00 P.M. until 5:00 P.M. Saturday at Christ Church in West Monroe.

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