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December 9th

Mary Elizabeth Trew Marine Viola

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Funeral services for Mary Elizabeth Trew Marine Viola, 80 of Monroe, LA will be held at 2:00 pm, Monday, December 9, 2013 in the chapel of Kilpatrick Funeral Home Monroe. Bishop Ted Coenen will officiate. Interment will follow at Mulhearn's Memorial Park, Monroe, under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home Monroe. Mary Elizabeth was born June 29, 1933 in Monroe, LA and passed away December 6, 2013 in West Monroe. She was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints of Monroe and was active in the Relief Society.

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December 6th

Earl Eugene “Gene” Callens, Jr.

Earl Eugene “Gene” Callens, Jr., 73, peacefully passed away at his home in the arms of his wife on December 5, 2013. He died from the effects of myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) having been diagnosed two years ago. Gene was born on March 8, 1940 in Memphis, Tennessee. He was the only child of the late Earl Eugene Callens, Sr. and Sadie Esther Chipman Callens. Gene married his high school sweet heart, the love of his life, Barbara Ann Brossette Callens, on September 4, 1960.

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Mrs. Evedna Marie Brewster

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Funeral services for Mrs. Evedna Marie Brewster, age 91 of Ruston, will be held at 2:00 PM Friday, December 6, 2013 at Owens Memorial Chapel in Ruston. Officiating the service will be Rev. Michael Murry. Private interment will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery in Ruston under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Ruston.

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Mr. O.D. Prather

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Memorial services for Mr. O.D. Prather, age 84 of Dubach, LA will be held at 2:30 PM at the First Baptist Church, Dubach, LA on Sunday, December 8, 2013. Visitation will be held Sunday from 1:30 till services time at the Church. On November 30, 2013, Mr. O.D. Prather went to be with The Lord. He was born April 3, 1929 in Eunice, LA. O.D. is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Prather. He was preceded in death by his parents, 3 brothers, Clyde, Lewis, Lodis Prather and one sister Lula Mae Miller. O.D.

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Jacqueline Duncan

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Funeral services for Jacqueline Duncan, age 58, of Ruston, LA will be held at 2:00 PM Saturday, December 7, 2013 at Zion Traveler Baptist Church in Ruston, LA. Services are under the direction of Our Christian Funeral Home of Ruston. Visitation will be Friday, December 6, 2013 from 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm at Our Christian Funeral Home. Jackie will be missed greatly and her memory cherished by family and friends. Jacqueline was born July 18, 1955 and went home to the Lord on December 2, 2013. Jacqueline is preceded in death by her mother Jessie Mae White and brother, Thelman Ashley, Jr.

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December 4th

Ms. India Anne Reeveas

A graveside service for Ms. India Anne Reeveas, age 68 of Ruston, will be held Thursday, December 5, 2013 at Wesley Chapel Cemetery in Ruston. Services are under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Ruston. India will be missed greatly and her memory cherished by her family and friends. Mrs. Reeveas was born on September, 16, 1945 and went home to the Lord on December 1, 2013. India is preceded in death by her Father Archie B. Dowdle Jr. and mother Claudia Anne Dowdle.She is survived by two daughters and six grandchildren.

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Rev. Homer Vernon Bailes

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Funeral services for Rev. Homer Vernon Bailes, age 91, of Ruston, LA will be held at 11:00 AM Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at Grace United Methodist Church in Ruston, LA. Officiating the service will be Rev. Hulen Warren. Committal service will follow at 3:00 PM in the Coulee Bethel Cemetery in Campti, LA under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston. Rev. Bailes was born May 8, 1922 and passed away December 2, 2013, and is now reunited with his precious wife; Mary Margaret; and daughter; Mary who preceded him in death. Rev.

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December 2nd

Mrs. Marzee White Mitcham

Funeral services for Mrs. Marzee White Mitcham, age 93 of Ruston, will be held on Sunday, December 1, 2013 at 2:00 P.M. in the Temple Baptist Church Chapel with Rev. Dale Oden officiating. Burial will follow at Pines Memorial Gardens under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston, LA. Mrs. Mitcham was born in Castor, LA on February 16, 1920 and passed away in Ruston, LA on November 27, 2013. Mrs. Mitcham was a long time active member of Temple Baptist Church for over 77 years. She enjoyed her Round Table Book Club, WMU, and flower arranging for which she received many awards.

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Dorothy Dean Washington LeGuin

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Funeral services for Dorothy Dean Washington LeGuin, 87, of Rayville, LA will be held at 2:00 PM, Monday, December 2, 2013 at the Rayville United Methodist Church with Rev. Darryl Tate officiating. Burial will follow in the Rayville Masonic Cemetery under the direction of Brown-Holley Funeral Home, Rayville.
Dorothy was born September 8, 1926 in Lake Village, AR and passed away Tuesday, November 26, 2013 in Ruston, LA after a lengthy illness.
Mrs. Dorothy is preceded in death by her husband, Jacob Malcolm LeGuin and her brother, William “Bill” Washington.

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November 29th

Ramsey Ballard

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Ramsey Ballard went to be with our Lord Jesus Christ on November 25, 2013 in Dallas TX at the age of 26 years. The funeral services will be held Sunday, December 1, 2013 at 2:00 PM at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Ruston, LA. Officiating the service will be Rev. John Nugent and Dr. Michael Hawley. Interment will follow at Pisgah Cemetery in Bernice, LA under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston.

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