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April 2nd, 2014

Robinette C. “Robbie” Norris

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A Celebration of Life for Robinette C. “Robbie” Norris, 87, of Ruston will be 2:00 P.M. on Thursday, April 3, 2014 at the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer in Ruston, LA. The Celebrant will be Rev. Bill Easterling and the Officiant will be Rev. Edward Head. A visitation will begin at 12 noon until service time in Haskell Hall at the church. Interment will follow in Pines Memorial Garden under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Ruston.

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Constance (Connie) Connolly

Constance (Connie) Connolly, 90, of Ruston, LA passed away on Friday, March 14, 2014. She was born in Chicago, Illinois on Dec 11, 1923 to the late Emerson and Hattie Ferris.  Connie graduated from Loyola University at Chicago in 1952 with a Bachelor's Degree in Nursing.  After several years of her professional nursing career, Connie completed a Master's Degree in Nursing in 1958 at The Catholic University of America in Washington DC.

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April 1st

David Colton Gray

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David Colton Gray, Ruston, LA
A Memorial service will be held on Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at Hill Crest Memorial Chapel. The family will be receiving friends on Tuesday from 1:00 until time of service. Inurnment will follow at Hill Crest Memorial Park.

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March 28th

James Stuart Baker

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James Stuart Baker, son of James Thomas Baker and the late Ineta Hood Baker, entered eternal rest on March 25, 2014. Stuart, a native of Metairie, LA, was born on June 29, 1963.

He is survived by his father James T. Baker, his sister Melissa Baker Schroeder, his brother-in-law Richard Schroeder, his nephews and nieces Jacob, Benjamin, Hannah, Abigail, and Silas Schroeder, and a host of relatives.

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March 27th

Allie Lann Lomax

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Allie Lann Lomax, native of Ruston, LA, and resident of Baton Rouge, passed away on Sunday, March 16, 2014, at age 89. She was a retired registered nurse.

She is survived by her daughter, Theresa Louise Lomax; son, William (Bill) Lomax, Jr.; and a grandchild, Tiffany Lomax. Preceded in death by her parents, Iva Lee Kennedy and James Lann; two brothers and two sisters.

Funeral service will be at Sherwood Baptist Church in Baton Rouge, LA on Saturday, March 29, at 11:00 a.m. conducted by the pastor, Dr. David Womack.

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Corrie Lee Telford

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Funeral services for Corrie Lee Telford, age 94, of Ruston will be held at 11:00 AM Friday, March 28, 2014 at the chapel of Temple Baptist Church with Reverend Dale Oden officiating. Interment will follow in the family plot at Greenwood Cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick
Funeral Home. Visitation will be held from 9:30 AM to service time of 11:00 AM in the Temple Baptist Church Chapel.

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Hazel Lou “Sis” Bennett Watkins

Hazel Lou “Sis” Bennett Watkins was born in Ballinger, TX on December 18, 1932; the daughter of Joe and Edna Bennett. She entered Heaven's gates on March 25, 2014 at the home of her son Randy and daughter- in-law Judi Null. Hazel had many loves in her life. As a child she gave her life to her first love, Jesus Christ and was baptized in the creek behind her grandparents' home. She recently had recommitted her life to Him.

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March 26th

Jeremy Lance Pickering

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Visitation for Jeremy Lance Pickering, age 42 of Choudrant, will be 4 PM to 7 PM Thursday, March 27, 2014 at Riser Funeral Home, Columbia, LA. Mr. Pickering was born on September 14, 1971 in Bastrop, LA and passed from this life on March 20, 2014 in Manheim, PA.

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JoAnn Price Traylor

Memorial services for JoAnn Price Traylor will be held on Thursday, March 27, 2014 at Mineral Springs Baptist Church at 10am. Visitation will be Thursday from 9am until time of service.

JoAnn was born on April 22, 1943 and passed away March 24 at Lincoln General Hospital at the age of 70. She was employed at the Glass Plant for many years. She loved that place more than her home and had many great friends there. JoAnn also loved to collect cookbooks and talk on the phone.

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March 25th

Christene Patricia Brooks-Lewis

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Christene Patricia Brooks-Lewis was born August 26, 1933 in Lincoln Parish, LA to the parentage of Beulah and Willie Brooks. She was the fifth of five children to this union. Both parents preceded her in death. She accepted Christ as Savior at an early age, Zion Traveler Baptist Church, Ruston, LA. She attended Lincoln High School, Ruston, LA where she completed most of her education. She met Clarence Lewis, Jr. and they joined in holy matrimony in 1950.

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