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October 15th, 2013

Mr. Kenneth Ashby Bowen

A memorial service for Mr. Kenneth Ashby Bowen,74, of D’Arbonne Community will be held at 3:00pm Wednesday at Culbertson Baptist Church with Bro. Jeff May and Gary Canterberry officiating.  Burial will be in Culbertson Cemetery.  Arrangements are under the direction of Farrar Funeral Home of Farmerville.

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October 14th

Wayne "Dick" and Carolyn Smith

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Welton “Dick” Smith 80 years of age, and Carolyn Fulton Smith, 77 years of age, of Lake Concordia, LA passed away on October 9, 2013. Welton Smith was born November 15th, 1932 in Morgan Town, MS.  Carolyn Smith was born May 27th, 1936 in Moss Point, MS.   Funeral Services will be held Saturday October 12th at 10:00 am at McNeely Road Church of God in Natchez, MS with Pastor Brian Monehan, Pastor Julius Roberts officiating.

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Danny Gerald Vinson


Danny Gerald Vinson, 72, of Downsville, formally of El Dorado, passed away Thursday, October 10, 2013, at Willow Ridge Nursing Home in Arcadia, Louisiana. He was born September 14, 1941 in Marysville, LA to Guy and Margie Nell Giles Vinson. Dan worked as an oil field sales representative and was a member of the Marysville United Methodist Church. Preceding him in death are his parents and a brother, Travis Jackson Vinson. Survivors include sons, Danny G. Vinson II of El Dorado and Kevin Stewart of Arcadia, LA; daughters, Donita G.

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October 11th

David Lee Ficklin

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Funeral services for David Lee Ficklin, age 67, of Simsboro will be held 2:00PM Saturday, October 12, 2013 at Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston. Services will be officiated by Dr. Jason Cole and Dr. Wilton Wall. David was born May 7, 1946, in Galvez, Louisiana and went on his final mission trip to Heaven on October 7, 2013, in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He is survived by his wife/best friend of 30 years: Rosemary Loria Ficklin; children: Warren Lynn Alford, Jr.

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Mr. David Ford McCloud

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Graveside services for Mr. David Ford McCloud, 72 of Bernice, LA, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday October 15, 2013 at Pisgah Baptist Church Cemetery, Bernice, Louisiana. Rev. Jeff Hurst and Jerry Watkins will be officiating. Under direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Farmerville, LA. He was preceded in death by his parents David and Faye McCloud and his daughter Misty Lynn McCloud. He is survived by his son, Rex Anthony McCloud and his mother Loretta McCloud, two sisters Linda McCloud and Virginia Elizabeth McCloud Murphey and husband Grafton.

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October 10th

Royce Row Thompson

Royce Row Thompson, 88, of Ruston, passed away October 8, 2013 in Shreveport, LA. Preceding her in death were her husband of 36 years Dr. William L. Thompson of Itta Bena, MS, and her parents, Floy T. Row and James Roy Row of Batesville, AR. She is survived by her daughter Anne T. Hough and husband Jim of Ruston, her son William L.

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October 8th

George Love

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“The inconveniences that are sometimes associated with release from our labors here are necessary in order to accelerate the work there. Heavenly Father can’t do His work there, with 10 times more people than we have on this planet, without on occasion taking some of the very best sisters and brothers from among us. The conditions of termination here, painful though they are, are a part of the conditions of acceleration there. Thus we are back to faith in the timing of God, and to our need to be able to say “Thy timing be done,” even when we do not fully understand it.” Neal A.

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Richard Luel “Dick” Breeding

Richard Luel “Dick” Breeding, 72, of Pineville, Louisiana passed away peacefully on October 6, 2013 in Ruston, Louisiana, as he succumbed to Parkinson's Disease. He was surrounded in love by his three children. Preceding him in death were his father, Luel “LL” Breeding, his mother, Mildred Chapman Breeding and a brother, Michael Breeding.

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October 7th

Steve Martin

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Graveside services for Steve Martin, age 66, of Summerfield, LA will be at 2:00 PM on Tuesday, October 8, 2013, at Bernice City Cemetery with Dr. Johnie Adkins, Jr. officiating. A memorial service will immediately follow at Bernice United Methodist Church. Fellowship with the family will follow the memorial service. Steve was born on January 14, 1947, in Sacramento, California and died on October 6, 2013, at his home near Summerfield, after a lengthy illness. Steve was the only child of Floe Lambert and Hugh Garrett Martin.

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Gerald David “Sharkey” Lynde

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Funeral services for Gerald David “Sharkey” Lynde, of Clay, LA will be Monday, October 7, 2013 at 2:00 PM at the First Baptist Church in Ruston. Officiating the service will be Dr. Chris Craig and Rev Charles Penuell. Interment will be at Brooks Chapel Cemetery in Quitman, LA under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Ruston. Mr. Lynde was born January 16, 1947 in McComb, Ohio and went to be with the Lord on Friday, October 4, 2013 at his residence in Clay.

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