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February 1st, 2016

Glen Carter

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Surrounded by his loving family Glen Edward Carter passed from this life to his Heavenly Reward on January 30, 2016. Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 2, 2016 at First Baptist Church, Ruston. Visitation will be from 12:00 until time of service. Services will be officiated by Dr. Chris Craig and Reverend Perry Lassiter. Interment will follow at the Fellowship Baptist Church Cemetery in Columbia, Louisiana.

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January 29th

Aubrey Gaston

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Aubrey Gill Gaston, 89, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Wednesday January 27, 2016.
Funeral services will be Saturday, January 30, 2016, at 2:00 PM at Alabama Presbyterian Church in Choudrant with Dr. Allison Moody officiating. Interment will follow with military honors at Sibley Cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston.

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Claudia Lyles

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Mrs. Claudia Mildred “Millie” Lyles funeral arrangements are being entrusted to Kilpatrick Funeral Home, Ruston, LA. Visitation will be held Saturday, January 30 at 10:00 AM and service will follow at 11:00 AM at Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston with Rev. Bob Deich officiating. Interment will be at Vienna Cemetery.

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January 27th

Artie Anderson

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Funeral services for Artie Beth Cranford Anderson, age 78, of Choudrant will be 12:00 PM Thursday, January 28, 2016 at Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston with Rev. Jim Manning officiating. Interment will follow at Simsboro Cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston.

Mrs. Anderson was born October 4, 1937 and passed away January 25, 2016 following a brief illness. She is preceded in death by her husband: Billy Ray Anderson; brother: Malvin Cranford; father: Lemuel T. Cranford; mother: Wilver H. Cranford; brother-in-law: Harry Roberts and great grandson: Ethan Lowery.

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January 22nd

Betty Watson

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Betty Rai Grappe Hohlt Watson, 89, a loving mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, passed away Monday, January 18, 2016, at Heritage Manor Stratmore after a very lengthy battle with Alzheimer’s disease.

Family graveside services will be held Saturday, January 23, 2016 at Forest Park East Cemetery at 11:30 am. A memorial service celebrating her life will follow at Broadmoor United Methodist Church Chapel at 1:00 pm with Dr. Greg Davis officiating. Family visitation will follow.

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Berta Griffin

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Funeral services for Berta Jean Audirsch Griffin, 82, of Choudrant, are scheduled for 2:00 PM Saturday, January 23, 2016 at First Baptist Church of Choudrant with Rev. Tim Johnson and Rev. David Harrell officiating. Burial will follow in Beulah Cemetery in Calhoun under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Ruston.

“Miss Jean” was born in Calhoun, La. and later moved to Choudrant, where she met the love of her life, Otis Griffin. She was a fulltime homemaker and mother and assisted in operating a country store in Cartwright.

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January 20th

Charles Wall

Funeral services for Charles W. Wall, age 66 of Dubach, LA. will be held at 10:00 AM Friday, January 22, 2016 at Salem United Methodist Church in Dubach, LA with Rev. Danny Baskin officiating. Charles was born on October 30, 1949 and went to be with the Lord on January 18, 2016 after a one-year battle of Lewy Body Dementia with Parkinson’s.

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Dorothy Smith

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Funeral services will be held for Dorothy Smith, age 91, at 10:00 a.m., on Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at First Baptist Church of Arcadia. Bro. Jeff Hoffman will officiate. Interment will follow at Driskill Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5:00 until 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday at Rose-Neath Funeral Home Chapel.

Dorothy was born September 4, 1924 to William and Ester Fuller. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Arcadia.

She is preceded in death by her husband Sidney Smith, daughter Betty Lonidier, 5 brothers and 4 sisters.

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January 19th

Morita Palmer

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Funeral services for Morita Baxter Palmer, age 87 of Dubach, LA, will be held at Owens Memorial Chapel of Ruston at 2:00 on Wednesday, January 20, 2016. Officiating the service will be Dr. Randy Ray. Interment will be in Saint Rest Cemetery in the Goose Creek Community of Dubach under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Ruston.
Nelder Morita Thomas was born May 23, 1928, to Hewel and Minnie Thomas in Ruston, LA.

She died January 17, 2016, at Princeton Place in Ruston.

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January 15th

Talmadge Frasier

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Funeral Services for Talmadge Frasier, age 91 of Mineral Springs, LA will be held at 2:00 PM Sunday, January 17, 2016 at Mineral Springs Baptist Church under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel. Officiating the service will be Bro. Danny Howard. Graveside service with military honors will follow in Mineral Springs Cemetery.

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