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March 2nd, 2017

Averry T. Smith, II

Funeral services for Averry T. Smith II, 58 of Ruston will be 2:00 PM Friday, March 3, 2017 at Owens Memorial Chapel in Ruston with Rev. Gerald Nelson officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery in Ruston. Averry died Wednesday, March 1, 2017 in Ruston.

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Frank N. Frazier

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Memorial services for Mr. Frank N. Frazier of Ruston, LA will be 2:00pm Sunday, March 5, 2017 at First Baptist Church in Ruston, LA. Visitation will be from 1:30pm until time of service. Arrangements are under the direction of Griffin Funeral Home West Monroe. Mr. Frazier was born January 5, 1935 in Slick, OK and passed from this life on February 24, 2017 in Ruston, LA at the age of 82. Frank worked in glass bottle manufacturing for over 40 years, in production management. He is preceded in death by his parents, Albert and Gladys Frazier.

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February 28th

Jeanne Butler Thrash

Graveside services for Jeanne Butler Thrash, age 69, of Ruston, LA will be held Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at 1:00 PM at Springhill Cemetery, Springhill, LA under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston, LA. Dr. Michael Hawley will officiate.

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February 27th

PIRTIE EUGENE WALKER

Pirtle Eugene Walker, age 76, of Ruston passed away on Saturday, February 25, 2017. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Ruston.

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JEANNE THRASH

Jeanne Thrash, age 69, of Ruston passed away on Sunday, February 26, 2017. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Ruston.

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February 24th

MR. MILTON E. (RED) CRAIGHEAD

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Funeral services celebrating the life of Mr. Milton E. (Red) Craighead, 86, of Calhoun, LA will be held at 10:30 A.M., Saturday, February 25, 2017 in the chapel of Mulhearn Funeral Home in West Monroe, LA. Rev. Neil Everett and Rev. Chris Craighead, Jr. will be officiating. Mr. Craighead passed away peacefully on February 21, 2017 at Princeton Place in Ruston, LA. Interment will be in Mulhearn Memorial Park Cemetery in Monroe, LA. Red was born in Swartz, LA on July 22, 1930 to Cecil and Joyce Nolan Craighead.

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JO ANN HYBEL

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June 06, 1958 – Feb. 11, 2017

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February 23rd

MRS. BESS DEAS COLE

Graveside services for Mrs. Bess Deas Cole, age 80, of Homer, LA will be held Saturday, February 25, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. at Simsboro City Cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Ruston, LA. Rev. R. B. Moore will officiate. Bess Cole was born on October 29, 1936 and passed away following a brief illness on February 22, 2017 at Willow Ridge Nursing Home in Arcadia, LA. She was a graduate of Arcadia High School and attended LA Tech. Bess worked in the insurance industry before retiring and living on Lake Claiborne. Mrs.

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MR. JOEL L "DICK" AMBROSE

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Graveside services for Mr. Joel L “Dick” Ambrose, age 89 of Ruston, are scheduled for 2:00 PM, Friday, February 24, 2017 at Douglas Cemetery in Choudrant with Rev. Roger Johnson officiating under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Ruston. Mr. Ambrose was born July 3, 1927 to Conrad M Ambrose and Euna Holstead Ambrose in Choudrant, LA. He passed away February 21, 2017 at his home in Ruston, LA. Mr. Ambrose was a barber in Ruston for 66 years, from 1948-2014. He loved spending time with his coffee bunch every morning. He also served his country in the U.S.

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D.C. DIMMER

D.C. Dimmer, 90 died February 19, 2017. Visitation will be Friday, Feb. 24, at 2:00 pm at King's Funeral Home, Ruston, LA. Services are Saturday, Feb.25 at 1:00 pm at Ebenezer CME Church, Ruston, LA. Burial will follow at Ebenezer CME Cemetery, Ruston, LA. Arrangements are under the direction of King's FH, Ruston, LA

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