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July 29th, 2015

Jane Holstead Smith

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Jane Holstead Smith
1937-2015
“From my window” began many Facebook posts by Jane Holstead Smith, as she gratefully described God’s creations unfolding their beauty before her gaze.  Jane departed this life in her Lincoln Parish home on July 23, 2015, at age 77, after a valiant battle with ALS.  Her gentle spirit, winning smile, and unwavering faith left an imprint on the hearts of all who loved her.  As we reflect upon Jane’s life, we ponder what she would say about her current view “from my window”…

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July 24th

JAMES E. MARTIN

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JAMES E. MARTIN
aka “Cold Pepper”
July 1, 1950 - July 11, 2015 died in Saginaw, Michigan
Services: Comfort Inn 1951 North Service Rd. E., Ruston, La. 71270, July 25th @ 11am. Mr. James Martin passed away on Saturday, July 11, 2015 at Saginaw Senior Care. Age 65 years. Services entrusted to Paradise Funeral Chapel 3100 S. Washington Avenue, Saginaw, Michigan 48601

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July 22nd

Fern Brister Fifield

Fern Brister Fifield left this earth on July 21, 2015 at the age of 89 due to health complications. She was born on December 10, 1925 to Walter and Mamie Brister in Mansfield, LA. Fern was a graduate of Bunkie High School and Meadows Draughon Business School in Shreveport. Her independent nature took her to Washington, DC at the age of 17 to work for the Veterans Administration. Fern retired from Louisiana Tech University in 1991 where she supervised the Commuters’ Lounge in Wylie Tower and served as Panhellenic Advisor. She formed many friendships with both students and co-workers.

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July 15th

Rhonda Renee White

Funeral services for Mrs. Rhonda Renee White  age 44 of Ruston, will be held at 2:00 PM Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at Owens Memorial Chapel in Ruston. Officiating the service will be Rev. Bill Easterling and Rev. Johnathan Lewis. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Ruston.

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Scott Colvin White

Funeral services for Mr. Scott Colvin White, age 49 of Ruston, will be held at 2:00 PM Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at Owens Memorial Chapel in Ruston. Officiating the service will be Rev. Bill Easterling and Rev. Johnathan Lewis. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Ruston.

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Jimmy "Chick" Childress

Jimmy “Chick” Childress, one of the most successful high school football coaches in state history and a 2001 Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame inductee, passed away Sunday at the age of 83 in his hometown of Ruston after a brief illness.
His services will be held at 11:00 AM Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at Alabama Presbyterian Church in Choudrant, LA. Officiating the services will be Dr. Allison Moody and Rev. David O'Neal. Interment will follow at Sibley Cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston.

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Billy Knowles

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Funeral services for Mr. Billy Knowles, age 84, of Dubach will be held 3:00 PM Sunday, July 12, 2015 at the First Baptist Church in Dubach. Officiating the services will be Rev. Cory Bruce. Interment will follow at Fellowship Cemetery in Dubach under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston.
Mr. Knowles was born March 8, 1931 and passed away July 10, 2015.
He is preceded in death by his parents, daughter-in-law: Minnie Knowles; and sister: Penny Ford.

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James O. Jones

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Superintendent James O. Jones (born August 26, 1959) passed away on July 6, 2015. Supt. Jones was the Pastor of Greater Blessings COGIC in Minden, LA and Victory Temple COGIC in Jonesboro, LA. Local and District Service will be held Sunday July 12, 2015 at 7 pm. State funeral service will be held Monday July 13, 2015 at 11 am. Both services will be held at Miracle Temple COGIC, 1405 Farmerville Street in Ruston, LA. Internment will take place at Grambling Memorial Gardens in Grambling, LA. Services provided by Precious Memories Mortuary of Shreveport, LA, (318) 670-3162.

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July 2nd

Floyd Benjamin James, Jr

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Floyd Benjamin James, Jr. (born March 1, 1936) passed into God's eternal kingdom on July 1. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Margaret Ann Riser James. After meeting at a 6th grade dance, Margaret Ann and Ben fell in love. Their love and care for each other continues to shine brightly.

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June 29th

Mr. Lamar Oxford

Funeral services for Mr. Lamar Oxford, 72, of Choudrant will be held 10:00 AM Monday, June 29, 2015 at Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston. Officiating the services will be Rev. Leroy Skipper. Interment will follow at Greenwood cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston. Mr. Oxford was born June 10, 1943 and passed away June 25, 2015.

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