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April 20th, 2015

James David “J.D” Caver

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James David “J.D” Caver was born to Guin Richard Caver & Mary Elizabeth Brazzel on Nov. 9, 1934, the youngest of eight children. He passed away on April 16, 2015, at St. Francis Hospital in Monroe, LA from a brief illness after a seventeen year battle with complications stemming from cancer.

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Dale Russell Price

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Dale Russell Price, 54, of Ruston, LA passed away on April 13, 2015. Dale was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph R Price, Sr. and Wanda Jean Price. He is survived by his daughter, Katie Price Strahan of Bernice, LA and granddaughter Olivia. Other survivors include his sister, Quhana Light of Palestine, TX and his brother Joseph R. Price, Jr. of Dallas, TX along with several nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held on Sunday, April 26 at 2:00 PM at Weldon Baptist Church in Bernice, LA. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.kilpatrickfuneralhomes.com

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Mrs. Elbie M. Hall

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Funeral services for Mrs. Elbie M. Hall, 95, of Ringgold, LA will be held at Springhill Baptist Church in Ringgold, LA at 10:00 A.M. on Monday, April 20, 2015. Graveside services will be at 2:30 P.M. in Forest Lawn Cemetery in Ruston, LA. Officiating will be Bro. Josh Eubanks. Visitation will be held Sunday, April 19, 2015 from 4:00 - 8:00 P.M. at Rockett Funeral Home in Ringgold, LA.

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April 17th

Lola Pearl Holtzclaw Chandler

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Funeral services for Lola Pearl Holtzclaw Chandler age 86 of Ruston will be 11:00 AM Saturday, April 18, 2015 at Douglas United Methodist Church. Officiating the service will be Rev. Jeremy Jones, and Rev. Rolly Walker. Interment will follow at Douglas Cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston.

Mrs. Chandler was born September 18, 1928 and passed away April 16, 2015.
She is preceded in death by her husband, W.S. (Billy) Chandler, Jr.

She was a member of Douglas United Methodist Church.

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April 15th

Nell Lewis Dawsey

Graveside services for Nell Lewis Dawsey, age 92, of Ruston will be 12:30 PM Thursday, April 16, 2015 at Woodlawn Cemetery in Columbia, MS. under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home. Mrs. Dawsey was born January 25, 1923 and passed away April 14, 2015. She worked as an RN Recovery Nurse at Lincoln General Hospital for 23 years.

Mrs. Dawsey is survived by her son: Bill Dawsey and wife Peggy of Ruston; grandsons: Cory Dawsey and wife Jennie of Ruston and Kelly Dawsey; great granddaughter: Eden Dawsey and numerous nieces and nephews.

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James Staples

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James Staples was born April 17, 1954 and departed this life on April 13, 2015 at the age of 60 after a brief illness. Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00PM Friday , April 17 at Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home. Burial will be at Choudrant Memorial Cemetery.

He was retired from La. Tech as Supervisor of Grounds. James was a very avid LSU fan and he proudly represented them well.

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April 10th

Dr. Benjamin Cephas Baugh

Dr. Benjamin Cephas Baugh, 88, a lifelong resident of Ruston, passed away on April 9, 2015, following a lengthy illness. Dr. Baugh was born in Ruston, on September 23, 1926, to Emmett Edwin Baugh and Pauline Looney Baugh. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife of 34 years, Caroline Tyson Jones Baugh; two brothers, Lt. Col. William E. Baugh, Ruston, and Howard M. Baugh, Arlington, TX; and nephew, Bill Baugh of Savannah, GA.

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Mr. Perry Donald Barmore

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Funeral services for Mr. Perry Donald Barmore, age 82 of Dubach, will be held at 10:00 AM Saturday April 11, 2015 at Owens Memorial Chapel in Ruston. Rev. Greg Tipton and Rev. Doug White will officiate the service. Burial will follow in Mineral Springs Cemetery in Dubach under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Ruston. Mr. Barmore was born November 12, 1932 in Lincoln Parish to Clifton and Eathel Barmore. He died at his home in Dubach April 8, 2015.

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Lessie Ruff Cason

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Lessie Ruff Cason, 91, of Ruston went to be with the Lord on April 6 in Hot Springs, Arkansas. She was preceded in death by her parents, Leslie and Myrtle Jones Ruff, sister, Millie Bonner and husband, Robert L. (Bob) Cason. A longtime resident of Ruston, she was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother who loved each member of her family unconditionally. She was a great encourager who, along with her husband, taught her children the value of faith in God and the love of life, family and friends.

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April 6th

Brenda Rose “Penny” Knowles Ford

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Funeral services for Brenda Rose “Penny” Knowles Ford, 72, of Choudrant will be held 2:00 PM Monday, April 6, 2015 at First Baptist Church Choudrant. Officiating the services will be Bro. David Harrell. Interment will follow at Choudrant Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston.

Mrs. Ford was born February 7, 1943 and passed away April 3, 2015.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Choudrant and worked as a mail carrier for the US Postal service.

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