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June 15th, 2015

Mrs. Skinner

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Mrs. Skinner passed away June 8th in Baytown, Texas from complications of Alzheimer's. She was born in Weldon, Louisiana on September 26, 1919 to Thomas Clifford Shirey and Myra Lee Shirey. In 1942 she married John W. Skinner of Hilly, Louisiana and enjoyed 68 years of marriage to him.

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Billy E. Laird

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A Celebration of Life Service for Billy E. Laird, age 71, of Ruston will be 10:00 A. M. Monday, June 15, 2015 at First Baptist Church in Ruston, LA. Coach Ed Colvin will officiate the service. Interment will follow in Pines Memorial Gardens Cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston, LA. Visitation will be 5:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. Sunday, June 14, 2015 at First Baptist Church in Ruston, LA. Billy was born on May 7, 1944 in Shreveport, LA and passed away June 11, 2015.

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Dolores Nan Stevens

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Dolores Nan Stevens, 77, of Farmerville, Louisiana lost her long struggle with COPD on June 09, 2015 at Union General Hospital. Nan was born in Minden, Louisiana and was a long time resident of New Orleans before moving to the Ruston area. She never met a stranger and had friends from all walks of life. She worked for Wal Mart for 18 years. Meeting people and making friends made her job a joy.

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Micheline “Mickie” Davis

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Funeral services for Micheline “Mickie” Davis, age 89, of Ruston, LA will be 2:00 P.M. Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at Kilpatrick Funeral Home Chapel. Officiating the service will be Rev. Gerald Nelson and eulogy by Rev. Danny Payton. Interment will follow at New Hope Cemetery near Choudrant under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Ruston. Visitation will be 5:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. Monday, June 15, 2015 at Kilpatrick Funeral Home.

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June 12th

Dolores Nan Stevens

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Dolores Nan Stevens, 77, of Farmerville, Louisiana lost her long struggle with COPD on June 09, 2015 at Union General Hospital. Nan was born in Minden, Louisiana and was a long time resident of New Orleans before moving to the Ruston area. She never met a stranger and had friends from all walks of life. She worked for Wal Mart for 18 years. Meeting people and making friends made her job a joy. Preceding Nan in death were her parents, C. O. and Eunice Smith, husband George Stevens, and daughter Kim Barber.

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William Sublette “Billy” Miller

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Funeral services for William Sublette “Billy” Miller, 79, of Monroe, will be held at 2:00 PM, Saturday, June 13, 2015, in the Chapel of Mulhearn Funeral Home of Monroe, with Dr. Reggie Bridges officiating. Interment will follow at Mulhearn Memorial Park Cemetery in Monroe under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home of Monroe.

Mr. Miller passed away Wednesday, June 10, 2015.

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June 8th

Mr. Elbert D. Wheelis

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Funeral services for Mr. Elbert D. Wheelis, age 76, of Ruston, Louisiana, formerly of West Monroe will be held on Tuesday, June 9, 2015 at 1:00 PM at Kilpatrick Funeral Home Chapel in Ruston. Officiating the service will be Rev. Carol Cotton - Winn. Interment will follow at Walnut Grove Cemetery in West Monroe, Louisiana under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Ruston.

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June 5th

Mrs. Dorothy Marie Porter

A graveside service for Mrs. Dorothy Marie Porter, age 72 of Winter Garden, FL, will be held at 2:00 PM Saturday, June 6, 2015 at Evergreen Cemetery in Bernice. Officiating the service will be Rev. Eddie Ballance. The services are under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Ruston.

Mrs. Porter was born May 9, 1943 in Helena, AR to Clyde Henry Smith, Sr. and Elizabeth Rachel Quarter Smith. She died June 1, 2015 in Winter Garden, FL. She was a homemaker and in her spare time, she enjoyed cooking, loved to dance and she also loved children.

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June 4th

Edsel L. Posey

Edsel L. Posey of Ruston, Louisiana, passed away on Tuesday, June 2, 2015, after a brief illness. He was born in Columbia, Mississippi on December 18, 1928. He worked for Shell Oil Company in the accounting department of the New Orleans and Houston offices for 38 years. After retirement, he and his wife moved to Ruston to be near children and grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Faye Theresa Posey.

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June 3rd

Mr. Jerry Bryan Tisdale

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Funeral services for Mr. Jerry Bryan Tisdale will be 2:00pm Friday, June 5, 2015 at Holmesville Baptist Church in Downsville, La with Rev. Jerry Whitman officiating. Interment will follow at the church cemetery under the direction of Griffin Funeral Home West Monroe. Visitation will be from 5:00pm until 9:00pm Thursday, June 4, 2015 at the church.

Mr. Tisdale was born October 6, 1953 in Springhill, La and passed from this life on June 1, 2015 in Tyler, TX at the age of 61.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Harry and Laura Tisdale and one brother, Harry Michael Tisdale.

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