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May 27th, 2013

Wray George Chicola

Wray George Chicola, age 53, passed away on Friday, May 24, 2013.  He was a native and resident of Alexandria.  He is the son of Nick and Olla Rae Chicola. He was married to Theresa Drerup of twenty years and had three beautiful daughters; Carrie Wray, Celine Marie, and Barbara Colleen.  He was also the proud grandfather of Lexie Jules Waters.  Wray was incredibly devoted to his family.

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Mrs. Jean Phillips

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Memorial services for Mrs. Jean Phillips, 77, of Choudrant were held Saturday, May 25, 2013 at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Choudrant, with Brad Jones officiating. “Mamaw Jean,” as she was lovingly known by many, was born on July 21, 1935 in Little Rock, Arkansas and passed from this life on Thursday, May 23. She is preceded in death by three sisters, one brother, and one grandson, Anthony Wayne Willis. She is survived by her husband of 61 years, H. E. Phillips, Jr. of Choudrant.

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May 24th

Armede Wright Harrell

A celebration of the life of Armede Wright Harrell, 85, of Dubach, will be held at 11:00 am Saturday, at Salem United Methodist Church with Rev. Danny Baskin officiating. Interment will follow at Salem Cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home, Ruston. Visitation will be from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Friday at Kilpatrick Funeral Home. Mrs. Harrell was born October 12, 1927 in Lincoln Parish and passed away May 23, 2013 at her home surrounded by her family. She was a strong Christian woman who was a faithful, lifetime member of Salem United Methodist Church.

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Bobbie Rose Nick Griffith

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Funeral services for Bobbie Rose Nick Griffith of Arlington, Texas, will be held 3:00 P.M. Sunday, May 26, 2013 in the chapel of Kilpatrick Funeral Home, Farmerville, with Jared West officiating. Interment will follow in the Mineral Springs Cemetery in Ruston, LA. ,Bobbie was born July 14, 1943, in Ruston, LA, and passed away May 18, 2013. She grew up in Monroe, LA, and graduated from Ouachita Parish high School in 1961.

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May 23rd

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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