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March 19th, 2013

Loy McDade Nelson, Sr.

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Funeral services for Mr. Loy McDade Nelson, Sr. age 92 of Ruston, will be held Thursday, March 21, 2013 at the Burkhalter Chapel of Trinity United Methodist Church in Ruston. Officiating the service will be Rev. Jerry Hilbun. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery in Ruston under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Ruston.

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March 18th

Marjorie Gullatt Barnes

Funeral Services for Marjorie Gullatt Barnes, 89 of Ruston, will be held at 10:00 AM Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home with Reverend Paul Lipe officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Ruston.

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Walter Roy Aswell

Funeral services for Walter Roy Aswell, age 84, of Choudrant, LA will be held at 2:00 PM Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at the First Baptist Church in Choudrant. Officiating the service will be Rev. David Harrell. Interment will follow at Choudrant Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston.

Mr. Aswell was born January 24, 1929 and passed away March 16, 2013. He was preceded in death by his son: Walter Roy Aswell, Jr.; and his parents: Walter L. Aswell and Jewell Wade Aswell.

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Janie Lue Midkiff

Funeral services for Janie Lue Midkiff, age 95 , formerly of Houston and Beaumont, TX will be held at 10:00 AM Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at Kilpatrick Funeral Home Chapel in Ruston.
Officiating the service will be Rev. Steve Hughes. Interment will follow at Greenwood Cemetery in Ruston under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home.

Mrs. Midkiff was born May 24, 1917 in Beaumont, TX and passed away Sunday, March 17, 2013 in Ruston, LA.

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Kelly Renee Harper Walker

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Funeral services for Kelly Renee Harper Walker, a Lincoln Parish school teacher, were held on Monday, March 18, 2013 at 4pm at Sweetwater Baptist Church in Quitman, LA., with Rev. Stuart Toms and Dr. Wilton Wall officiating. Interment followed in the Gayla Traina Cemetery in Jonesboro. Visitation was held on Sunday, March 17, 2013 at Sweetwater Baptist Church from 4-8pm.

Kelly was born on July 23, 1976 and passed away on March 15, 2013. She was 36.

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March 17th

J.C. Williams

A funeral service was held on March 5, 2013 for J.C. Williams, 78, in Los Angeles, Ca. Mr. Williams formerly of Ruston, La. died February 21, 2013 of a sudden death. Mr. Williams was the uncle of Coach Rickey Burton and Anne Dunn Reynolds. Condolences can be sent to Mrs. Ruth Williams 1117 East 103 Rd. St., Los Angeles, Ca. 90002.

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Reverend Clifton Edward Lewis

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The Reverend Clifton Edward Lewis, a native of Farmerville, Louisiana in Union Parish; was born July 31, 1951. He was the seventh of 11 children born to the late Everett N. Lewis and Elizabeth Rodgers Lewis. Who could know at this time what an impact this child would have on his community and fellowman? Clifton received his early biblical instruction at the Woodlawn Baptist Church and even as a youth was active in Sunday School and Baptist Training Union. He had a passion for learning that even then was described as “uncommon” among his peers.

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March 14th

Martha Chandler McMichael

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Funeral services for Martha Chandler McMIchael, age 72, of Plano, Texas, formerly of Ruston, will be at 2:00 PM Friday, March 15, 2013 at Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston. Rev. Brad Jones will be officiating the service. Interment will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery in Ruston under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Ruston, LA.

Martha was born to Milton and Lillian Chandler in Ruston, Louisiana on December 17, 1940. She was a graduate of Ruston High School. Martha was married to Claude L. McMichael on November 4, 1960 and was married for 52 years.

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March 12th

Elizabeth Peyton

Elizabeth Peyton, 91, died Friday, March 8, 2013 in Hartwell, GA. Her husband, The Rev. Robert L. Peyton, preceded her in death in 2011. They were married for 68 years and lived in retirement in Arcadia, LA for 28 years before they moved to Hartwell in 2011.

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Margaret Geer Sledge

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Margaret Geer Sledge of Arcadia, better known as “Mimi” or “Miss Margaret” to family and friends, went home to be with her Lord on Sunday, March 10. A memorial service celebrating her life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, March 13, at First Baptist Church, Arcadia, with Rev. Jeff Hoffman officiating. Interment will be at the Arcadia Cemetery at 9:30 a.m.

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