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December 15th

Shirley Beavers

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Shirley Ann Hawkins Beavers (80) of Simsboro, Louisiana, passed away December 13, 2015 at 8:50 p.m. surrounded by members of her family, recalling fond recollections, and with much love.

A fiercely devoted wife, mother, and grandmother, she maintained her life-long vivacious spirit until her last breath. Shirley was born October 30th 1935 in Shreveport, Louisiana. Everyone who entered this beloved woman's door was treated as family and loved as such, whether part of the family or brought into the fold.

She was a member of the Ruston Church of Christ.

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December 14th

Donald Barron

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Donald Marvin Barron, 85, died on December 12, 2015, at his home in Farmerville. Services will be held at First Baptist Church of Farmerville on Wednesday, December 16, at 10:00 AM. Officiating will be Bro. Kurt Auger. Interment will follow at Friendship Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5:00 until 8:00 PM on Tuesday, December 15, First Baptist Church of Farmerville.

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Karen Akin

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Karen Rebecca Toms Akin of Muncie, Indiana, passed away on December 1, 2015 in Muncie due to the effects of metastatic melanoma, which she had valiantly and passionately fought for almost six years. Two memorial services will be held to celebrate Karen's life: Monday, December 7 at 2 PM at Madison Park Church of God in Anderson, Indiana; and Tuesday, December 15 at 2 PM at First Baptist Church in Ruston, Louisiana. The family will welcome friends at each location two hours prior to each service.

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December 11th

Virginia Price

Funeral services for Virginia (Jennie) Wilder Price, 84, of Ruston will be held Saturday, December 12, 2015, at Kilpatrick's Funeral Home Chapel in Ruston, LA. Visitation will be 9-11 AM, with service to follow. Reverend Dale Oden will officiate. A private graveside service will be held at Wilder Family Cemetery.

Jennie was born in Ruston, Louisiana on September 9th, 1931, passed peacefully away on December 8, 2015.

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Lillian Fallin

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Funeral services for Lillian Hood Fallin, 85, of Ruston will be held at 10:00 AM Saturday, December 12, 2015 at Cook Baptist Church in Ruston. Officiating the service will be Rev. H.B. Fuller assisted by Rev. Todd Free and family friend Dr. Jon Barker providing special music. Interment will follow at the St Rest Cemetery in Dubach under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston.

Mrs. Fallin passed away December 9, 2015 in Ruston following a short illness.

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December 9th

Dorothy Freeman

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Graveside services for Mrs. Dorothy P. Freeman, age 77 of Homer, will be held at 2:00 PM, Thursday, December 10, 2015 at St. Rest Cemetery in Dubach under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Ruston.

Dorothy was a loving wife and mother. She was born May 21, 1938 and passed away December 7, 2015. She was preceded in death by her sister, Jean Blackwell.

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December 4th

Karen Akin

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Karen Rebecca Toms Akin of Muncie, Indiana, passed away on December 1, 2015 in Muncie due to the effects of metastatic melanoma, which she had valiantly and passionately fought for almost six years. Two memorial services will be held to celebrate Karen's life: Monday, December 7 at 2 PM at Madison Park Church of God in Anderson, Indiana; and Tuesday, December 15 at 2 PM at First Baptist Church in Ruston, Louisiana. The family will welcome friends at each location two hours prior to each service.

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December 3rd

Vivian Henderson

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Mrs. Vivian Grigg Henderson passed away peacefully at her home in Arcadia, Louisiana on December 1, 2015. Nicknamed "Tippy" by her Grandpa White, called "Aunt Baby" by her nieces and nephews, she was the third child born to Ivy and Velma Grigg on May 4, 1925. She grew up in the piney woods of Bienville Parish and graduated from Bienville High School. Her husband would later say that he had married the prettiest girl in Bienville, but would then add that there were only two of them.

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December 2nd

Myrtis Christian

Funeral services for Mrs. Myrtis Floy Beaird Christian, 92, of Spearsville, La. will be held 2:00PM, Thursday, December 3, 2015 at Mt. Union Baptist Church in Spearsville with Brother Jarod Hawthorne officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Union Cemetery under the direction of Farrar Funeral Home of Farmerville. Mrs. Christian gained her angel wings on November 28, 2015. She was a member of Mt. Union Baptist Church in Spearsville. She loved to crochet, work in the yard, planting flowers and she especially enjoyed taking care of and watching her hummingbirds.

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Fay Rambin

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Funeral services for Mrs. Fay Rambin, 85, of Ruston will be 10:00 AM Thursday, December 3, 2015 at Temple Baptist Church in Ruston with Bro. Tuck Roberts and Dr. Reggie Bridges officiating. Interment will follow at Culbertson cemetery in Culbertson Community, LA under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston. Mrs. Rambin was born May 27, 1930 and passed away November 30, 2015 following a lengthy illness. She is preceded in death by her husband L.B. “Red” Rambin.

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