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October 28th, 2013

Mr. I.B. Emmons Jr

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Funeral services for Mr. I.B. Emmons Jr., 81 of Ruston will be 2:00 PM Monday, October 28, 2013 at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Ruston with Dr. Michael Hawley officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel of Ruston.  Mr. Emmons died Friday, October 25, 2013 in Ruston. Mr. Emmons was a US Army Korean War veteran and longtime member of Emmanuel Baptist Church.  He was retired from T.L. James in Ruston and was an avid hunter and fisherman. He is preceded in death by his son, Paul P. Emmons. Mr.

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Dr. Ronald H. (Ron) Thompson, Sr

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Dr. Ronald H. (Ron) Thompson, Sr., passed away suddenly on the morning of October 24th, 2013. Visitation will be held at Kilpatrick Funeral Home on Sunday from 5 pm to 8 pm. The funeral service will be at Temple Baptist Church on Monday at 3 pm, with Rev. Dale Oden presiding, with interment following at Pine Memorial Gardens under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Ruston, LA. Adopted as an infant from the Memphis Children's Home by Roy and Marie Thompson, of Monroe, LA, Ron found his biological parents when he was 50 years old.

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Dr. Byron Curtis Dickerson

Dr. Byron Curtis Dickerson, 50, died on Wednesday, October 23, 2013 in Suwanee, Georgia. He was born in Lake Charles, Louisiana on September 22, 1963, the first born twin of Ural Weldon and Alma (Ricks) Dickerson. He was the grandson of Heward and Arvie Ricks and Jesse and Omega Dickerson. He graduated from Ruston High School in Ruston, La. in 1981. He completed his undergraduate studies at Louisiana Tech with a degree in Zoology and went on to earn his medical degree from LSUMC in Shreveport, Louisiana.

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October 25th

James Albert Reynolds

James Albert Reynolds, age 87, of Ruston, Louisiana formerly of New Iberia, Louisiana died Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at his home. He was born April 22, 1926 at Kinder, Louisiana to Bernal Dewey and Edith Marie Reynolds. He served in the Army Air Corps at the end of World War II. He was retired from Exxon Mobile after 32 years of service and was a member of Cook Baptist in Ruston, Louisiana. He is preceded in death by his parents. Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Elizabeth Ann Reynolds; a brother B.D. Reynolds, Jr.

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William Wesley Lantrip

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William Wesley Lantrip, Jr., 93, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Thursday, October 24, 2013, while in the comfort of his daughter's home, surrounded by his children. Born in Cameron, Texas on March 19, 1920 to William Wesley Lantrip, Sr. and Kathryn Turney Lantrip, Mr. Lantrip, better known to most as “Coach Lantrip,” was a 1940 graduate of Lake Charles High School, where he was a star halfback on the football team. He attended LSU where he played football his freshman year until he was drafted into the U. S. Army in 1941.

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October 24th

Alcibee B. Tharp

Alcibee B. Tharp, 91, died Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at her home. Born in Choudrant, Louisiana, she was the daughter of the late Cledith and Alma Collie Butler. Alcibee was a nurse's aid before her retirement and she moved from North Little Rock, Arkansas to the Spring City community in 2005. She was a member of the Women's Missionary Association, the Sunshiner's in Arkansas and the Red Hat Club of Spring City. Alcibee was a member of the North Hills Baptist Church in North Little Rock, Arkansas. She was preceded in death by her husband James P.

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Clyde M. Caver

Funeral services will be held for Clyde M. Caver, age 81, at 10:00 a.m., on Friday, October 25, 2013, at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Arcadia. Bro. Randy
Ray and Bro. Don Woodard will officiate. The interment will follow at St. Rest Cemetery in Dubach, LA. Visitation will be held Thursday from 5:00 until 8:00 p.m.

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October 21st

Wilda Lou Craig

Graveside services for Wilda Lou Craig, 81, of Magnolia, AR formerly of Ruston, LA will be 2:30 P.M. Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at Pines Memorial Gardens in Ruston, LA under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Ruston, LA. Officiating the service will be her sons-in-law, Jim Alford and Henry Gilbert. Visitation will be prior to the service from 1:00 P.M. until 2:00 P.M. Tuesday at Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston, LA. Mrs. Craig was born May 16, 1932 on Petit Jean Mt. in AR and died on Saturday, October 19, 2013 in Magnolia, AR.

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Ben Jones, Jr.

Ben Jones, Jr., 73 of Ruston, went to be with our Lord and Savior Thursday October 17. Ben was a member of Northview Baptist Church of Ruston. Services will be held at Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home Sunday October 20, 2013 at 3:00 pm. Burial will follow at Douglas Cemetery. Officiating will be Bro. Wendell Sellers of Northview Baptist Church. Ben and his wife Janice were the proud owners of Jones’ Citgo Station in Ruston for 28 years. He was honored to be able to serve his community, all while making lifetime friendships along the way.

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October 17th

Loretta Mitchell

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Funeral services will be held for Loretta Mitchell, age 73, at 3:00 p.m., on Friday, October 18, 2013, at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Arcadia. Rev. Stephen Boyd will officiate. Visitation will be held from 1:00 p.m. until service time on Friday. Burial will be in Monte Vista cemetery in Johnson City, TN at a later date. Mrs. Mitchell was born February 6, 1940, in Heflin, LA to Monroe and Minnie Tims McPherson. She entered into rest on Tuesday, October 15, 2013, in Ruston, LA. Mrs. Mitchell was a member of the Church of Christ in Arcadia.

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