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November 15th, 2017

Arlene Hill

Born March 25, 1943 in Knoxville, Iowa, Arlene Hill passed away peacefully after battling cancer on November 13 at her home in Ruston surrounded by her daughters.
Arlene is survived by her children: Andrea Beasley and husband, Jeremiah, of Dublin, CA; Eric Gashel and wife, Miranda, of Frisco, TX; and Valerie Costanza and husband, Sam, of Ruston, LA; grandchildren:
Katrina, Kyle, Kole, and Kinsey Beasley; Camden and Ansley Gashel; Amelia, Thomas, and Nola Costanza;
sister, Donna Smith and husband, Roger, of Sibley, LA.

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November 13th

Martha Evelyn Davis

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Martha Evelyn Davis, 87 of Ruston passed away Saturday, November 11, 2017. She was born September 9, 1930 in Dodson, La and lived most of her life in Ruston. She was a graduate of Louisiana Tech and an elementary school teacher at schools in Jena, Minden, Lake Charles and Ruston. After retiring from teaching, she worked for several years at Louisiana Tech. She was a member of Temple Baptist Church for over 70 years.

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Jerry Whittle

Jerry N. Whittle
January 10, 1947- November 10, 2017
Jerry Whittle was born on January 10, 1947 in Seneca, South Carolina, and passed away on November 10, 2017 surrounded by family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Delzie Cleo McGuffin Whittle and Ambus “Pat” Whittle; his sister, Patsy Louise Whittle; and by his first wife, Karin Winkle Whittle.

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Charles Willis

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Funeral services will be held for Charles Willis, age 65, at 3 p.m., on Sunday, November 12, 2017, at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Arcadia. Bro. Stephen Beard and Bro. Jeff Sykes will officiate. The interment will follow at New Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation will be held Saturday from 5:00 until 8:00 p.m.

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Nancy Sue Holland Pyles

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Nancy Sue Holland Pyles of Quitman passed away in her home Saturday, November 4th, in the presence of her beloved family at 80 years of age.
Sue was the only child of Price & Johnnie Holland of Jonesboro and the beloved wife of Charles Ray Pyles for 58 years. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband.

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November 10th

John Mosely Newsom


John Mosely Newsom of Arcadia, LA, entered in to his heavenly home on November 7th, 2017, at the age of 77. He was married to Arcadia High School sweetheart Tishia Ann Patterson for 57 years. Two children blessed this union, Cindy Price of Monroe and Kim Nutt married to Tim Nutt of Arcadia. Six grandchildren, Kristi Hall, Paige and Cole Price, Laura Tugwell and husband Thomas, all of Monroe, LA; Elizabeth Butler and husband Jeremy of Start, LA; and Tyler Nutt of Arcadia; two great grandchildren Rhett and Caroline Butler added to their family.

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November 6th

Jack Archer

Jack Archer
Mulhearn Funeral Home
West Monroe, LA
Memorial Services for Mr. Jack Archer, 78, of Natchez, MS, will be held at
2:00 PM Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at First Baptist Church, Vidalia, LA.

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Paul Woodard


Funeral services for Paul Woodard, 74, of Simsboro, LA will be 2:00 P.M. Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at Kilpatrick Funeral Home Chapel in Ruston, LA with Rev. Joe Koskie officiating the service. Interment will follow at St. Rest Cemetery in Dubach, LA under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston. Visitation will be Monday, November 6, 2017 from 5:00 - 7:00 PM at Kilpatrick Funeral Home Chapel.

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November 3rd

Dr. Barbara Ann Staff

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After a lengthy illness, Dr. Barbara Ann Staff of Grambling, Louisiana, has been transitioned from her temporary existence here on earth. She was 66 years old. Barbara's parents, Mr. Malvin and Mrs.
Ruth Lathan Staff, preceded her in death, and she is survived by two siblings: Mary Staff Arthur of Grambling, and John K. Staff of Chesapeake, Virginia.

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Fletcher S. Sutton Jr


Fletcher S. Sutton Jr., age 75, of Ruston, La, went to be with his Lord on Wednesday November 1, 2017. Visitation will be Saturday November 4, 2017 from 11:00 to 12:30 at Owens Memorial Chapel in Ruston, LA and followed by a graveside service at Mount Lebanon Cemetery in Gibsland at 2:00pm.

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