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August 26th, 2013

R. L. “Lynn” May

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R. L. “Lynn” May passed away on August 22, 2013 from a work related accident.  Services will be held on August 25, 2013 at 2:00 pm at Owens Funeral Home, Ruston, LA.  Visitation will be at 1:00 pm at the funeral home. 
Lynn was born August 11, 1949, reared in Gonzales, Louisiana and a resident of Simsboro, Louisiana for the last 40 years.  In 1979, Lynn and his wife Alyce formed R.L. May Construction.

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Carl L. Holstead

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Funeral services for Carl L. Holstead, age 71, of Choudrant will be held 2:00 PM Sunday August 25, 2013 at Douglas United Methodist Church. Officiating the service will be Rev. Jeremy Jones and Rev. Rolly Walker. Interment will follow at Douglas Cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston. Mr. Holstead was born March 28, 1942 and passed away August 22, 2013. Mr. Holstead was a lifelong member and very active at Douglas United Methodist Church where he served as church treasurer and on many boards and committees.

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August 23rd

Alice Mae Brokaw Wideman

Alice Mae Brokaw Wideman passed away Wednesday morning August 21, 2013. Alice was preceded in death by her husband, Carter Wideman, and a son, William Carter Wideman. She is survived by her son, Fred Wideman and his wife Ann Caraway Wideman of Baton Rouge, LA and daughter, Lucy Wideman Sexton and her husband Ronnie Sexton, of Ruston, LA. She is also survived by eight grandchildren and eleven great-grand children.

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Gloria Bryant

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Gloria Bryant, age 66, of Hermitage, AR passed away on August 22, 2013 at her residence. She was born on December 18, 1946 to her parents, Richard L. and Arzona W. Howard Bryant. Mrs. Bryant was a zookeeper for the Crossland Zoo and had also worked for Safeway in Ruston, LA for 26 years. She was a member of Egypt Missionary Baptist Church.

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August 22nd

Mary Catherine Allman

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To know her was to love her… Mary Catherine Allman was born on August 8, 1973 in Ruston, LA and passed away on Monday, August 19, 2013. She loved her hometown and grew up surrounded by family and friends. She was a 1991 graduate of Ruston High School. Her college experience was spent at Louisiana Tech University where she was actively involved in the Baptist Student Union and sang with Believer’s Harmony music ministry.

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August 21st

Mrs. Monnie Peterson Herring

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Funeral services for Mrs. Monnie Peterson Herring, age 80 of Simsboro, will be held at 10:00 AM Thursday, August 22, 2013 at Owens Memorial Chapel. Officiating will be Rev. Gerald Nelson and Rev. Tim Peterson. Burial will follow in Simsboro City Cemetery in Simsboro under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Ruston. Mrs. Herring was born in Simsboro March 26, 1933 and died August 20, 2013 in Ruston. She was content in her life as a wife, mother and grandmother. Mrs.

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Larry W. Garner Sr.

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Larry W. Garner Sr. , 62, passed away in the early morning hours on Sunday, August, 18, in New Orleans, LA. He was preceded in death by his father Murrell Garner. Larry is survived by his mother Mrs. Melba Garner, of Ruston, LA, his sister Sherry Colvin, his children Heather Brigham and husband Phil, Stacy Toyer and husband Lionel, and Larry Garner Jr. He is also survived by his grandchildren Kohl, Kristian, Riley, Kameron, Aubrey, Logan, and a large extended family. Services have not been determined at this time.

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August 20th

Dorothy Jeanne "Dot" Sallier Colvin

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Memorial services for Dorothy Jeanne "Dot" Sallier Colvin, age 82, of Dubach will be 3:00 pm Saturday, August 24, 2013 at Dubach First Baptist Church in Dubach, LA with Rev. Barry Joyner officiating the service. Dot was born in Freeport, TX on January 24, 1931 and died August 17, 2013 in Ruston, LA due to complications caused by her battle with Cholangiocarcinoma.

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August 19th

Thomas William “Tommy” Craig

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Funeral services for Thomas William “Tommy” Craig, age 66, of Simsboro will be 2:00 P.M. Monday, August 19, 2013 at Kilpatrick Funeral Home Chapel in Ruston with Rev. Dale Oden officiating the service. Interment will follow in West Lake Baptist Church Cemetery in Doyline, LA under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Ruston.

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August 16th

Alicia Johnson Pesnell

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Funeral services will be held for Alicia Johnson Pesnell, age 49, at 10:00 a.m., on Saturday, August 17, 2013, at the First United Methodist Church in Gibsland. The interment will follow at Mt. Lebanon Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. Friday, August 16, 2013 at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Arcadia.
Mrs. Pesnell was born November 24, 1963, in Shreveport, LA to J.R. and Bettye Kimball Johnson. She entered into rest on August 13, 2013. Mrs. Pesnell was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Gibsland. 

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