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April 18th, 2016

Marion Gist

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Memorial services for Marion Gist will be held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, April 20, 2016 in the Burkhalter Chapel at Trinity United Methodist Church where Mrs. Gist was a member since 1953. The services will be conducted by Reverend Gary Willis and Reverend Rolly Walker under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Ruston. Burial will be at Oak Grove Cemetery in Conway, AR at a later date.

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April 14th

Jaime Aros

Memorial services for Jaime Aros will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, April 16, 2016 at The Presbyterian Church of Ruston, LA under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Ruston. Rev. Edith Hill will officiate. Prior to the service, visitation will be from 10:00 – 11:00 AM at the church.

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April 13th

Theresa Norman

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Funeral services for Theresa “Bit” Norman, age 57, of Choudrant, LA will be held at 10:00 AM Thursday, April 14, 2016 at the First Baptist Church of Choudrant. Brother David Harrell will officiate. Interment will follow at Choudrant Memorial Cemetery.

Mrs. Norman passed away on Monday, April 11, 2016. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Choudrant, LA. She is preceded in death by her son, Christopher Shayne Norman, and her parents, Charles Tolar and Voris Viola Pardue.

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Marie Johnson

Funeral services for Marie Johnson, 85, of Dubach will be held at 11:00am Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at Farrar Funeral Home with Bro. Robbie Lawson officiating. There will be a private burial in Hamilton Cemetery under the direction of Farrar Funeral Home in Farmerville.

Mrs. Johnson, a homemaker, went to her heavenly home April 11, 2016. She was a member of the First United Pentecostals of Dubach.

She was preceded in death by her husband Huey P. Johnson; 1 son, J. R. Murphy; 1 daughter, Dianne Hudson; 1 great grandson, Tyler Downs; and 1 great granddaughter, Dianne McKee.

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James McGivney

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Tonya Lynn Cooper, 32, of Wiggins, Miss. passed away at 1:40 pm, Monday, April 4, 2016, after a sudden illness.

She is survived by her mother, Kathy Adams; her father, Steve Cooper and step-mother, Laura Cooper; grandmother, Nelda Cooper; brother, Tom Cooper; three sisters: Barbara Cooper, Kim Lanford, and Julie Bearden; 4 nieces, one nephew, and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

She is preceded in death by step-father, Kurt Adams; grandparents, Julius Knox, Gloria Turner, and Tommy Cooper.

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Tonya Cooper

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Tonya Lynn Cooper, 32, of Wiggins, Miss. passed away at 1:40 pm, Monday, April 4, 2016, after a sudden illness.

She is survived by her mother, Kathy Adams; her father, Steve Cooper and step-mother, Laura Cooper; grandmother, Nelda Cooper; brother, Tom Cooper; three sisters: Barbara Cooper, Kim Lanford, and Julie Bearden; 4 nieces, one nephew, and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

She is preceded in death by step-father, Kurt Adams; grandparents, Julius Knox, Gloria Turner, and Tommy Cooper.

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April 8th

Hazel Watkins

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Hazel Jeanette Cheeks Watkins passed with peace and grace on April 6, 2016. Jeanette grew up in the Mt Olive Community (north of Grambling). She was baptized at the age of 7 or 8 at Mt Olive Baptist Church. Jeanette attended elementary, junior high and high school at Alma J. Brown where she was Miss Alma J Brown (1979-80). She was a member of Alma J. Brown High School graduating class of 1980. She graduated from Grambling State University with a BS degree in Marketing and a minor in Management. She was a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

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April 5th

Johnnie Caver

Graveside services for Mrs. Johnnie Graham Caver, 94, of Ruston will be held at 10:00 AM on Thursday, April 7, 2016, at St. Rest Cemetery in Dubach, LA with the Rev. Dale Oden officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Ruston. Visitation will be 5 - 7 PM on Wednesday, April 6, 2016 at Kilpatrick Funeral Homes of Ruston.

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April 4th

Barbara Toliver

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Funeral services for Barbara (Bobbie) June Toliver, age 74, of Ruston, will be held on Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at 4:00 P.M. at the Grace United Methodist Church in Ruston. Rev. Bob Deich and Rev. Leslie Stephens will officiate with burial to follow in Pines Memorial Gardens under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston.

Mrs. Toliver was born in Albany, OR on October 24, 1941, and passed away in West Monroe, LA on April 1, 2016.

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Leona Washam

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Leona Leonard Washam of Monroe, known as Leah her entire life, was born December 22, 1957, to Evelyn and A.C. Washam and left this life to be with her Lord on April 2, 2016. She is survived by her mother, Evelyn Brantley Washam, of Farmerville, Louisiana; children Lily Claire Washam-Coggins and fiancé Jason Wedding, of Haslet, Texas, and Kerry D. Harrell and husband, Kevin, of Highland Village, Texas; her sister Jean Washam Hollis and husband, Steve, of Ruston, Louisiana; her niece Maridith Hollis and husband, Adam Bell, of Mobile, Alabama. She is pre-deceased by her daddy, A.C.

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