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JOHN DENNIS TATUM

Graveside services for John Dennis Tatum, age 63, of Ruston will be 10:00 A.M. Friday, May 26, 2017, at Choudrant Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Ruston. Officiating the service will be Rev. Jerry Whitman. Visitation will be Thursday, May 25, 2017 from 5:00 - 7:00 PM at Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston. Dennis was born May 10, 1954 in Ruston and died May 24, 2017 in Ruston. He is preceded in death by his son, Jonathon Morgan Tatum.

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R. Chance Snow

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Funeral services for R. Chance Snow, age 28, of Choudrant will be held at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at Dayspring Baptist Church under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston, LA. Bro. Larry Emory and Bro. J. E. Brown will officiate. Burial will follow at Longstraw Cemetery in Choudrant, LA. Visitation will be from 5-7 PM Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston.

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William Ramon Ratliff, Jr.

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William “Bill” Ramon Ratliff, Jr. was born November 7, 1948, in Washington, Missouri, to William and Elfrieda Ratliff.
He grew up in Washington, Missouri. He joined the service at 17 and served his country well until the age of 20. His bravery during the Vietnam War earned him two Purple Hearts and the Bronze Star. He was an Airbourne Ranger for 173rd Brigade.

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Benjamin White

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Funeral services for Benjamin C. White, age 69, of Shreveport, LA will be 2:00 P.M. Thursday, May 25, 2017 at Kilpatrick Funeral Home Chapel in Ruston. Officiating the service will be Rev. Frank Nihart. Interment will follow in Canaan Baptist Cemetery in Spearsville, LA under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Ruston. Visitation will be Wednesday, May 24, 2017 from 5:00 - 7:00 PM at Kilpatrick Funeral Home Chapel, 209 North Bonner, in Ruston.

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NATASHA MARIE MILLIEN

Natasha Marie Millien of West Monroe, LA, a homemaker, died Wednesday, May 17, 2017. Graveside services are 11:00 AM, Monday, May 22, 2017 at Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Choudrant, LA under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Ruston. Visitation is 8:30-10:30 AM, Monday at Owens Memorial Chapel.

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WILBUR REGINALD KNOWLES

Wilbur Reginald Knowles, 92, of Phoenix, AZ passed away on May 8, 2017. Graveside services will be Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 10:00 AM in Greenwood cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Ruston, LA.

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LORA ELLIOTT

Funeral Services for Lora Elliott (76) will be held Wednesday May 24, 2017 at 1 PM at the Frienship Baptist Church in Bernice, Reverend Fletcher Thomas Pastor, Reverend Samuel Ellsworth, Officiating. Visitation will be held Tuesday May 23, 2017 from 2 till 4 PM at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Farmerville and Family Hour (WAKE) from 5 Till 6 PM at the Friendship Baptist Church in Bernice. Services Entrusted to memorial Home, farmerville Louisiana.

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H. RICHARD TURNER

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H. Richard Turner, 79, of Ruston passed away Wednesday, May 17, 2017 in Shreveport, LA. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 2:00 PM in the Chapel of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Ruston. Bro. Tony Anthony will officiate. Interment will follow at Williamson Cemetery near Sailes, LA. Visitation will be Friday, May 19 from 5-7 PM at Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston, LA. Richard was a lifelong educator with fifty years of experience as a teacher, coach, principal, and mentor to many as evidenced by some of his nicknames: Uncle Punt, Coach, and Peco.

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WILLIAM RAMON RATLIFF JR

William Ramon Ratliff, Jr., 68, of Ruston, LA passed away on Thursday, May 18, 2017. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Ruston.

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MARY BETH HUDDLESTON

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Memorial services for Mary Beth Huddleston, age 89, of Albuquerque, New Mexico will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, May 20 at the Presbyterian Church of Ruston with Rev. Edith Hill officiating. Mary Beth moved to Ruston in 1957 and was a resident until 2013. She lost her battle with kidney disease and passed away on New Year's Eve, 2016 and went to dance with Cliff, her husband of 53 years, who preceded her in death. Mary Beth retired from Ruston State School where she was employed as an Occupational Therapist for 20 years. Her passions in life were music, dancing, and arts & crafts.

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