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October 30th, 2015

Coy E. Upshaw

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Funeral services for Bro. Coy E. Upshaw, 91, will be held at 10:30am Friday, October 30, 2015 at Farrar Funeral Home in Farmerville with Dr. Connie E. Ward, Bro. Neil Everett and Bro. Marcel McGee officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Union Cemetery, near Spearsville under the direction of Farrar Funeral Home.Bro. Upshaw, a retired businessman and minister, went to his heavenly home October 28, 2015. Bro. Upshaw was a member of Mt. Union Baptist Church but served as minister in the local churches for 20 years. He was an avid outdoorsman. Bro.

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October 28th

Bobby Lytle

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Bobby Lytle, of Snow Hill, N.C. passed peacefully on October 19, 2015, to go with the Lord. He was 68 years old. He was a 22-year Veteran of the Marine Corps, serving in the Vietnam War and receiving multiple awards and ribbons. Bobby leaves behind three children, Richard, Kimberly, and Dawn. His grandchildren are Brandon, Isabelle, Christian, Charity, and Karalina. His nieces and other family members are Tania, Tammy, Michael, and Cady. The family received friends from 6-8 p.m., Monday, October 26, 2015, at Pollock~Best Funeral Home in New Bern, N.C. Funeral services were at 9 a.m.

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October 27th

Reba Kathleen Neel

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Shreveport, LA - Reba Kathleen Neel, Ph.D. passed away on Friday October 23 at Live Oak Retirement Center following a lengthy illness. Visitation will begin at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday October 28, 2015 at Osborn Funeral Home. Funeral service will follow at 2:00p.m in the Chapel of Osborn Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Forest Park Cemetery on St. Vincent Ave. Officiating will be The Rev. Andrew Comeaux, director of Spiritual Services, Willis Knighton Health System. Dr. Neel was a native of Converse, LA. and a member of St. Mark's Episcopal Cathedral.

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October 22nd

Mattie Inez Kelley

Mattie Inez Kelley passed away Tuesday, October 20, 2015, at the age of 87. Funeral services are scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Saturday, October 24, 2015, at Pine Grove Baptist Church in Bernice, LA. Interment will follow in Mt. Patrick Baptist Church Cemetery under the direction of Golden Funeral Home of Bastrop, LA. The family will receive friends Friday, October 23, 2015, from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Pine Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.

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October 21st

Janice Reynolds Sellers Summerville

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Janice Reynolds Sellers Summerville, 68, of El Dorado, AR; died on Saturday, October 17, 2015 at University of Arkansas for Medical Science in Little Rock, AR following a lengthy illness. Born November 26, 1946 in Smackover, she was the daughter of Jimmie O. and Lorene Short Reynolds. She had been a security guard for Wal-mart and was of the Baptist faith. Janice enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren along with fishing, gardening and canning. Preceding her in death along with her father were her grandparents, Josie and Sam Short and Anna and Oris Reynolds.

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October 16th

Smiley, Laurie Burkett

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A celebration of life for Laurie Burkett Smiley of Monroe, LA will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Saturday, October 17, 2015, at North Monroe Baptist Church. Brother Bill Dye and Brother Warren Eckhardt will officiate. Interment will follow at Mulhearn Memorial Park in Monroe under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Monroe.

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Crawford, Vinson Lee

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Mr. Vinson Lee Crawford Sr., 72, of Friendswood, Texas entered eternal life on October 11, 2015. He was born on August 18, 1943 to parents Adrian Charles and Kalatah Crawford. He was one of nine children, seven boys and two girls.Vinson graduated from Lincoln High School in Ruston, Louisiana and attended Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Growing up and throughout his life, he had a profound love for sports where he excelled in football and golf. He later attended Southern University on a golf scholarship.

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October 15th

Ruth Wilder Garrett

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Ruth (Marguerite) Wilder Garrett was born in Winnfield on March 25, 1919. She passed away on October 13, 2015. She is survived by her only child, Linda Garrett Wallace, and husband, Samuel G. Wallace (Ruston); grandson, Jeffrey S. Simmons (Houston); grandson, Christopher B. Simmons and wife Melissa (Houston); and great-grandchildren Elyse Suzanne Simmons and Thomas Garrett Simmons.

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Mildred Ethel Neal

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Mrs. Mildred Ethel Neal, age 95 of Ruston, Louisiana passed away on Monday,
October 12, 2015.
Born Sunday, September 12, 1920 in Glenmora, Louisiana, she was a graduate of LSU with a Masters Degree in Education and was retired from the Lincoln Parish School System. After retirement she later taught French. Mrs. Neal was preceded in death by her Parents, Alcie and Myrtice Kyle; Husband, Gilbert Neal. Those left to cherish her memory include her Daughters, Jayne Boudreaux and

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October 6th

Jim Smart

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Funeral services will be held for Jim Smart, age 61, at 2:00 p.m., on Wednesday, October 7, 2015, at First United Methodist Church in Arcadia. The interment will follow at Campground Cemetery. Visitation will be held Tuesday from 5:00 until 8:00 p.m. Mr. James Donald Smart was born October 23, 1953, in Arcadia to Sam and Mary Smart. He entered into rest on October 3, 2015, in Arcadia, LA. Jim was the owner Smart’s Plumbing and Electrical. His priority was his family, and he cherished every second with them. He is preceded in death by his father Sam L.

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