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September 23rd, 2013

Mr. Sam Willis O'Bannon

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Funeral services for Mr. Sam Willis O'Bannon, 94, of Bernice was held at 2:00pm Monday, September 23, at First Baptist Church in Bernice with Rev. Charles Malone officiating. Burial was in Bernice City Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of Farrar Funeral Home of Farmerville. Mr. O'Bannon, died Friday September 20, 2013. He was a longtime member of First Baptist Church. He was a veteran of both WWII and Korea. Mr. O'Bannon worked as a civilian at Fort Rucker, Al. in the maintenance of helicopters for Northrop Aviation Corp.

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September 19th

Billy Dean Bryan

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Billy Dean Bryan was born November 28, 1939 into the union of Myrtle Mavis Greer of Arcadia and Elvis Bryan of Downsville and died on September 16, 2013 peacefully at home. Bill graduated from Downsville High School and then Louisiana State University. He received a Masters of Business Administration degree from Louisiana Tech University's first MBA class and became a CPA. Bill married Sue Hogg Bryan in 1962 and had three children, Scott, Jeff and Keli. Bill began working in his father's sausage plant, Bryan Sausage, as a teenager and went on to manage the business for several decades.

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September 17th

Brother John Henry Wyatt

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Funeral Services for Brother John Henry Wyatt will be held, Wednesday, September 18, 2013, 10:00 a.m., at Mt. Zion Baptist Church, 2586 Martin Luther King, Jr., Avenue, Grambling, LA. Rev. Anthony C. Slack, Pastor, officiant.

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September 13th

Ms. Macelle Hunt

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Graveside services for Ms. Macelle Hunt, 90, of Dubach, LA, will be held at Hamilton Cemetery at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 14, 2013. Officiating the service will be Bro. Todd Free under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Ruston. Ms. Hunt was born on January 7, 1923, and passed away on September 12, 2013, in Ruston, LA, following a brief illness. Macelle was a member of First Baptist Church of Dubach and was a member of the Flora Colvin Sunday School class. After moving into the Russ House Assisted Living, Ms.

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Joyce Wooldridge

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Joyce Wooldridge passed from this world to the next September 10th in Shreveport. She was 84. Joyce was born in Christiana, Pennsylvania, August 30, 1929 to John Livingston and Julia Baker Ashworth. She graduated from West Chester Teachers College with a degree in music education. Shortly after an introduction to a young Texas serviceman stationed at

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Lola Kathleen Edwards Bennett

Funeral services for Lola Kathleen Edwards Bennett, age 91, of Choudrant, LA will be held at 10:00 AM Saturday September 14, 2013 at Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston. Officiating the services will be Rev. Bill Sanderson. Interment will follow at Sibley Cemetery near Choudrant under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston. Mrs. Bennett was born April 28, 1922 and passed away September 11, 2013. She was preceded in death by her husband Earl Richard Bennett, Jr. and son, Ronnie Bennett. Mrs. Bennett was a member of the Alabama Presbyterian Church.

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September 11th

Mr. Gregory Wayne Alexander

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Funeral services for Mr. Gregory Wayne Alexander will be held at 4:00 PM Friday, September 13, 2013, at Temple Baptist Church in Ruston. Officiating the service will be Rev. Marcus Murphy, Rev.

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Mr. John Malon Farrar, Jr

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Funeral services for Mr. John Malon Farrar, Jr. will be held at 10:00 AM Friday, September 13, 2013 at Fellowship Baptist Church in Dubach. Officiating the service will be Rev. Connie Smith. Burial will follow in Lisbon Cemetery in Lisbon under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Ruston. Mr. Farrar passed away September 7, 2013 in Longview, TX at the age of 89. Mr. Farrar was born in Lillie on December 1, 1923. He graduated from Bernice High School in 1941 and attended Louisiana Tech majoring in Chemical Engineering.

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R. W. Gregory, Jr

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Visitation for R. W. Gregory, Jr. will be held on Thursday, September 12, 2013, from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM at Mulhearn Funeral Home, Sterlington Road, Monroe. A family graveside service will be held the next morning at Mulhearn Memorial Park Cemetery with Dr. Tim Neustifter officiating. R. W. was born February 5, 1926 and passed away September 9, 2013. Mr. Gregory was a lifelong resident of Ouachita and Union Parish. He was born in Monroe and spent most of his life in the Monroe area. Mr. Gregory served two and one-half years in the U. S. Navy during World War II in the Pacific aboard the U.

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Evie Mae Murray

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Graveside services for Evie Mae Murray, age 92, of Calhoun was held Wednesday, September 11, 2013 at 10:00 AM at MT. Zion Cemetery in Calhoun under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston. Officiating the service was Rev. Mickey Frost Mrs. Murray was born March 23, 1921 and passed away September 9, 2013. She was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years Cleo Murray. She is survived by her grandsons: Jamison Murray of Calhoun and Jasen Murray of Panama City Beach, Fl; great grandson: Jess Rich and several nieces and nephews.

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