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December 18th

Gladys Ruth Woods Courtney

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Funeral service for Gladys Ruth Woods Courtney 80, will be held on Friday, December 19, 2014 at 2:00 P.M. at New Hope Baptist Church in Choudrant, LA. Officiating will be Rev. Dwayne Monk. Interment will follow in New Hope Cemetery under direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Ruston, LA.

She was born on February 13, 1934 and went to be with the Lord in His Heavenly home on December 16, 2014. She is preceded in death by her husband, William Alva Courtney, mother Cora Bell Cavender Woods, father Farris Woods, brother Ray Woods, sister Ruby Nell Mooney, and daughter Amy Michelle Courtney.

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December 16th

Freddie Maxine Pipes Land

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Celebration of life services for Freddie Maxine Pipes Land, 91, will be held Thursday, December 18, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at Douglas United Methodist Church in Choudrant with the Reverend Jeremy Jones officiating. Visitation will be held Wednesday, December 17, 2014 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Douglas United Methodist Church. Interment will follow at the Douglas Cemetery in Choudrant under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home, Ruston.

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Mary Alice Brooks Guidry

Graveside services for Mary Alice Brooks Guidry age 94, of Ruston will be 10:00 AM Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at Beulah Cemetery in Calhoun, La under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston. Officiating the service will be Bro. Gara Handorf.

Mrs. Guidry was born April 6, 1920 and passed away December 14, 2014.

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December 12th

Mrs. Delaine Midkiff Pylant

Funeral services for Mrs. Delaine Midkiff Pylant, age 62, of Ruston will be held 2:00 PM Friday, December 12, 2014 at Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston. Officiating the services will be Chaplain Steve Hughes. Interment will follow at New Hope Cemetery in Choudrant under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston. Mrs. Pylant was born November 30, 1952 and passed away December 10, 2014.

She is preceded in death by her parents Herman and Janie Lou Midkiff. Mrs. Pylant was a member of New Hope Baptist Church. She was a Secretary at LA. Tech Petroleum Engineering department.

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December 9th

Brian Baldwin

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Funeral service for Brian Baldwin, 44 of Homer formerly of Winnsboro will be held at 2 PM Wednesday, December 10, 2014 in the chapel of Gill First National Funeral Home in Winnsboro with Rev. Johnny Hankins and Noble Ellington III officiating. Interment will follow in Lone Cedar Cemetery near Winnsboro. Visitation will be from 5-8 PM Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at the funeral home.

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December 8th

William L. Hays

Funeral service for William L. Hays, age 83, of Ruston will be held Tuesday, December 9, 2014, at 2:00 PM in the chapel of Temple Baptist Church. Officiating the services will be Rev. Joel Haire assisted by Rev. Dale Oden and Dr. Reggie Bridges. Interment will follow at Pines Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston.

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Zane Skinner

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Zane Skinner was born November 14, 1925 in Ruston, LA (Lincoln Parish) to Charles Lee and Gertrude Trussell Skinner. He was a Master Mariner (licensed to run any ship on any ocean), and retired as a Port of Houston ship pilot (34 yrs) in 1990. He graduated from Ruston High School, Ruston, LA in 1942; playing on the State championship football team in 1941, and receiving their Distinguished alumni award in 2011. He attended the University of Notre Dame on an athletic scholarship, and played on their National championship football team in 1943.

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Mr. John C Colvin

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Funeral service for John C. Colvin age 90 of Ruston will be held 10:00 AM Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at Kilpatrick Funeral Home Chapel in Ruston, LA. Officiating the services will be Dr. Michael Hawley. Interment will follow at Greenwood Cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston.

Mr. Colvin was born April 9, 1924 and passed away December 5, 2014 following a brief illness. He is preceded in death by his wife, Bonnie Valentine Colvin.

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James Lloyd “Doc” Land

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Celebration of life services for James Lloyd “Doc” Land, 94, will be held Monday, December 8, 2014 at 3:00 PM at Douglas United Methodist Church in Choudrant with the Reverend Jeremy Jones officiating. Visitation will be held Monday from 1:00 PM until service time at the church. Interment will follow at the Douglas Cemetery in Choudrant under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston.

Doc was born in Arcadia, LA on July 30, 1920 and went to be with his Lord in Heaven on December 5, 2014, after a brief illness with his family by his side.

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December 5th

Ruth Ellen Sumlin Lee

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Ruth Ellen Sumlin Lee went home to be with her Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ on December 2, 2014. Born on March 2, 1928 in Harvey, Illinois. She resided in Ruston during the past 25 years. Throughout her life she demonstrated her love for God and for His children, through daily acts of service. She was a lifelong student of God's Word and taught Sunday School classes for all of her adult life. She enjoyed teaching piano lessons, gardening and cooking for her family.

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