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April 27th, 2016

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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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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