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April 28th, 2016

Ruth Doggett

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Mrs. Ruth A. Oliphant Doggett, 79, of Baytown, TX and long-time resident of Grambling, LA passed away on April 24, 2016 in Baytown, TX. She was born on January 15, 1937 in Huntsville, TX.

Mrs. Doggett was a retired educator at the Grambling State University Laboratory Schools.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 11:00 am at First Baptist Church (1530 10th Street Huntsville, TX 77320), with Reverend Leonard Minor officiating. Burial will follow in the Harper Cemetery in Huntsville, TX.

The funeral services are under the direction of:

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William Smith Jr.

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William Elton “Butch” Smith, Jr. went home to be with his precious Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on the morning of April 25, 2016, after five months of living with pancreatic cancer. A memorial service will be held at Cook Baptist Church on Saturday, April 30, at 3 p.m. with visitation immediately preceding beginning at 2 p.m.

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April 27th

Gary Ross

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Memorial services celebrating the life of Gary Bryan Ross will be held at 2:00 PM on Friday, April 29, 2016 at Kilpatrick Funeral Home Chapel in Ruston with Dr. Bruce Willson officiating. Visitation will be Friday from 1:00-2:00 PM under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Homes of Ruston.

Gary, an oil compressor technician, was born on August 22, 1948 and passed away on March 31, 2016. He was a past member of the Presbyterian Church of Ruston. He is preceded in death by his parents, Joan and Joe Bryan Ross of Ruston and one sister, Laura Ross Faulkner.

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Rose Gough

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Funeral services for Rose Brister Gough, 86, of Shreveport, formerly of Ruston, LA will be held at 10 AM on Friday, April 29, 2016 at the Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Ruston’s Chapel. Rev. Andy Johnson will officiate. Interment will be at Pythian Cemetery in Bunkie, LA.

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Marna Irby

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Marna Marguerite Newman Irby, 95, passed on to be with The Lord on Saturday, April 23, 2016 in Prattville, Alabama after a lengthy battle following a stroke late last year. She was in the home of her granddaughter, Marnie Norris, who had cared for her in her last days, and she died with family members by her side.

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April 25th

Nell Pinson

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Nell Pinson, born in Vivian, LA November 28, 1922 passed away with peace and grace April 15, 2016 in Plano, TX. She was a resident of Ruston and active member of Trinity United Methodist Church for 40 years and Office manager at Lincoln Insurance Agency for 22 years. Nell was a loving and devoted mother to her two daughters, Nelwyn Shows, Nancy Kenney and son-in-law Hul Kenney. 4 grandchildren, Heather Tattersall, Harrison Shows, Lauren Shows, Collin Kenney and two great-grandchildren, Olivia and Owen Shows. Celebration of Life service will be held on Friday, April 29, 2016 at 2:00 P.M.

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Thomas Durward Chandler

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Thomas Durward “T. D.” Chandler, a retired employee of Southern Natural Gas, passed away Friday, April 22, 2016. Services will be held Monday, April 25, 2016, at 10:00 A.M. at the Douglas United Methodist Church in Douglas, LA. Reverend Jeremy Jones will officiate. Interment will be at the Douglas Cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston, LA.

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April 22nd

James A. Smith

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Graveside services for James A. Smith, age 79, of Ruston, LA will be held Saturday, April 23, 2016, at 1:00 PM at Vienna Cemetery in Vienna, LA. Rev. Wendell Sellers will officiate.

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April 21st

Jerry Lee Woodard

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Jerry Lee Woodard, 70, was suddenly called home to his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on the morning of April 19, 2016. He was born at home February 28, 1946 to Gracie Emily Cox Woodard and Wiley Lee Woodard.

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April 18th

Betty Carter

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Graveside services for Mrs. Betty Rae Carter, age 86 of Ruston, will be held at 10:00 AM Tuesday, March 19, 2016 in Forest Lawn Cemetery under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Ruston. Officiating the service will be Donald Litton.

Mrs. Betty was born October 11, 1929 in Bienville, LA to Percy and Willie Mae Pitts Sprawls. She died April 16, 2016 in Ruston.

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