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May 23rd, 2013

Edward E “Kit” Tinsley

Edward E. “Kit” Tinsley, 74, of Simsboro La, passed away on Sat May 18 following a brave effort to recover from a lengthy illness. Funeral services will be 10AM Saturday, May 25, 2013 in the Chapel of Owens Memorial Funeral Home in Ruston with Rev. Randy Ray officiating. Burial will follow in Antioch Cemetery near Simsboro. Kit was born Dec 13, 1938 on the family property in Simsboro and lived 70 of his 74 years on the Tinsley family home site. Kit (Papa Kit to his children and grand-children) was an avid outdoorsman. He enjoyed and excelled at hunting, fishing and gardening.

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Brian Lee “Butch” Smart

Brian Lee “Butch” Smart passed away May 22, 2013 in Ruston, Louisiana after a 12 year battle with cancer. He and his family were residents of Highlands, North Carolina for the past 17 years,

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Mr. Jeffery Davis Lumpkin

Mr. Jeffery Davis Lumpkin, 46, passed away Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. Mr. Lumpkin was born March 26, 1967 in Ruston Louisiana to Dr. William “Bill” and Elizabeth Davis Lumpkin. He was a graduate of Louisiana Tech University.

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May 22nd

Reverend Woodrow Wilson Reeder Jr

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Funeral services for Reverend Woodrow Wilson Reeder Jr., 69 of Bernice, LA., will be held at 2:00 P.M. Thursday, May 23, 2013, at Crestview Baptist Church in Farmerville. Officiating the service will be Rev. Connie Ward, Rev. Wayne Whiteside, Rev. Barry Joyner, and Rev. Charles Malone. Interment will follow in Bernice City cemetery under direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Farmerville. Mr. Reeder was born on May 17, 1944 in Buffalo, New York and passed away on May 20, 2013 in Farmerville, LA.

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Edward E. “Kit” Tinsley

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May 21st

Mrs. Cecelia Richter Mercer

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Mrs. Cecelia Richter Mercer was born on January 31, 1922 in Pine Bluff, Arkansas and went to be with her Savior & Lord Jesus Christ on May 19, 2013 in Ruston, Louisiana. A time of visitation for family and friends will be held on Tuesday, May 21, 2013, 5:00 - 7:00 PM at First Baptist Church, Dubach, Louisiana. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at 10:00 AM at First Baptist Church, Dubach officiated by Rev. Paul Watts and assisted by Rev. Barry Joyner. Interment will follow at Hamilton Cemetery in Dubach, LA under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston.

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May 16th

Mrs. Anna Mae Gateley Johnston

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Funeral services for Mrs. Anna Mae Gateley Johnston, age 92, of Ruston, La. will be held on Friday, May 17. 2013, at 2:00 PM at the chapel of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston. Interment will be at Brearley Cemetery in Dardanelle, AR. on Saturday, May 18, 2013 at 11:00 AM Mrs. Johnston died Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at Glenwood Hospital in Monroe, LA

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Joe Hampton Holman

Joe Hampton Holman died at his home in Ruston May 15, 2013. He is preceded in death by his parents, Polly and Drayton Holman, and by his brother, Thomas Bruce Holman. Joe was born on November 5, 1949, in Monroe, Louisiana.

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Jeraldine “Jerry” Durrett Mobley

Funeral services for Jeraldine “Jerry” Durrett Mobley, age 85 of Dubach, LA will be held at 10:00 AM Friday, May 17, 2013 at Mineral Springs Baptist Church. Officiating the service will be Rev. Greg Tipton. Interment will follow at Mineral Springs Cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston, LA. Mrs. Mobley was born April 29, 1928 in Choudrant, LA and passed away May 13, 2013 in Ruston, LA. Mrs. Mobley was a very active member of Mineral Springs Baptist Church; she taught Sunday school and was a member of WMU.

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May 15th

Billy Rex Harper, Sr.

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Funeral services for Billy Rex Harper, Sr., 86 will be held at 10:00 am on Thursday, May 16, 2013 at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Ringgold, LA with interment to follow at Pleasant Grove Cemetery. Officiating the services will be Bro. James Morgan and Bro. B.R. Loftin.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm on Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at Rockett Funeral Home Chapel in Ringgold, LA.

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