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July 5th, 2013

Don L Smith

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Funeral services for Don L Smith of  Ruston, LA will be held at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, July 6, 2013 at Southside Baptist Church in Ruston,. Officiating the service will be Rev. Jerry Key.  Interment will follow in the Chatham Cemetery in Chatham, under direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Ruston. Don Smith was born in Womack, LA  August 20, 1928 and passed away July 2, 2013.  He was a member and deacon of Southside Baptist Church.  He retired after 38 years with Nabisco.  He was preceded in death by his parents, William  (Bill) and Oma Smith; 2 brothers, 4 sisters.

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Chris Lamar Gates

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Funeral services for Chris Lamar Gates, age 61 of Columbia, LA, will be held at 10 AM Friday, July 5, 2013 from the chapel of Riser Funeral Home in Columbia, LA with Bro. Jesse Henderson officiating.  Interment will follow at Antioch Cemetery in Eros, LA. Visitation will be Friday morning from 9 AM until time of service at Riser Funeral Home in Columbia, LA. Mr. Gates was born on February 17, 1952 in Monroe, LA to the union of his parents: Delmar and Erdell Griggs Gates and passed from this life on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at his residence.

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July 2nd

Charles McIntire

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A memorial service for Charles McIntire, age 69, will be held 2:00 PM, Wednesday, July 3, 2013 at Kilpatrick Funeral Home Chapel. Charlie Mac was born on July 22, 1943 in Payette, Idaho and passed away June 30, 2013 at Christus Highland Medical Center in Shreveport following a brief illness. He is preceded in death by his parents, Doyle and BurnDean Whitlock McIntire and father-in-law, Glen E. Hunt. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Donna Hunt McIntire; daughters, Lisa M. Joyner and husband Sam of Ruston, LA; Michelle McIntire of Ruston, LA; grandchildren, Megan J.

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July 1st

Nancy Beadal Turnage

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Nancy Beadal Turnage, age 99, passed away into the arms of Jesus June 26, 2013. Mrs. Turnage was born November 28, 1913 in Lobdell, MS to the late Ida Annette Jones Beadel and Robert Neill Beadel. Mrs. Turnage grew up in Benoit, MS and graduated from Benoit High school as Valedictorian in 1931. She attended Delta State Teachers College (1931-1932)and attended finishing school at Grenada College (1932-1933). She returned to Delta State Teachers College, Cleveland, MS (1933-1935), graduating with a BS in Education.

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Mr. Jerry Lane Wiltcher, Sr

Funeral services for Mr. Jerry Lane Wiltcher, Sr. age 71 of Simsboro, will be held at 2:00 PM Wednesday, July 3, 2013 at Owens Memorial Chapel in Ruston. Officiating the service will be Rev. Gerald Nelson. Burial will follow in Pecan Cemetery in Hilly under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Ruston.

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June 27th

Carl Frederick Abner (Sarge)

Carl Frederick Abner (Sarge) went to be with the Lord Monday, June 24, 2013. Visitation will be held from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM Thursday, June 27, 2013 at Trinity United Methodist Church. The funeral service will be held at 10:00 AM Friday June 28, 2013 at Trinity United Methodist Church. Arrangements are under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home. Carl, born December 23, 1949, in Miami, Florida, was the son of the late Helen and Fred Abner. He attended George Washington Carver High School, Miami-Dade Community College and the University of Miami Graduate School.

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Dorothy Dell "Dee Dee" Barksdale Buffington

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A Memorial Service for Dorothy Dell "Dee Dee" Barksdale Buffington, 74, of Monroe will be at 1:30 PM, Saturday, June 29, 2013 at St. Paul's United Methodist Church, 1901 Lexington, Monroe, LA.

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Beverly Ruth Daniels Free

Services celebrating the life of Beverly Ruth Daniels Free will be held Friday, June 28, 2013 at 11 :00 am, at New Prospect Baptist Church, Dry Prong, with Bro. Mike Shamblin, Bro. Robbie Poole, Bro. Jack West, and the deacons of New Prospect Baptist Church officiating. Burial will follow at Frazier Cemetery, Prospect, with Bro. Herb Dickerson and Bro. Tommy Free officiating. The family asks that visitation be observed Thursday at the church
from 5:00 p.m. until, and continue Friday, until time of service.

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Dr. Joe R. Wilson

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Dr. Joe R. Wilson, at the age of 90, passed away peacefully in his sleep early Saturday morning, June 22, 2013. The love of his life, Pegi West Wilson, two children and two grandchildren were with him at the time. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, June 29, 2013 in the Chapel at Temple Baptist Church in Ruston. Joe was born in Colfax, LA on April 5, 1923 and grew up in Orange, TX. Joe attended the Naval Academy graduating in the summer of 1944.

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Mr. Richard Newton Moore

Mr. Richard Newton Moore, age 87, of Ruston passed away Sunday, June 16, 2013. A graveside service will be held at 11:30 Saturday, June 29, 2013 at Bernice City Cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston. Mr. Moore was born March, 4, 1926 and passed away Sunday, June 16, 2013. He is preceded in death by his parents and sister, Dorothy M. Lawrence. Mr. Moore was a member of Grace United Methodist Church in Ruston, the American Chemical Society and the Louisiana Forestry Association.

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