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March 9th, 2017

BILLY JOE WILLIAMS

Billy Joe Williams, 68 died March 01, 2017. Wake will be Friday, March 10, at 6:00 pm at King's Funeral Home, Ruston, LA. Services are Saturday, March 11 at 1:00 pm at Zion Traveler Baptist Church, Ruston, LA. Burial will follow at Lanes Chapel Cemetery, Downsville, LA. Arrangements are under the direction of King's FH, Ruston, LA.

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HENRY MAXWELL "MAC" WORSHAM

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Henry Maxwell “Mac” Worsham, age 94 of Ruston went to be with his Lord on March 6, 2017. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM, Friday, March 10, 2017 at Douglas United Methodist Church with Bro. Jeremy Jones officiating. Visitation will begin at noon just prior to the service. Interment will follow in Douglas Cemetery under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Ruston. His grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Mac was born May 2, 1922 to John Henry Worsham and Virgie Mae Hamner Worsham in Heflin, LA.

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March 8th

JOHN "STRINGBEAN" KNOX

John "Stringbean" Knox, age 56 of Ruston died March 5, 2017. Services are 11:00 AM, Saturday, March 18, 2017 at Rock Corner Baptist Church, Ruston. Visitation is Noon until 2:00 PM following the service under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Ruston.

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HENRY "MAC" WORSHAM

Henry "Mac" Worsham, age 94 of Ruston, died March 6, 2017. Services are 2:00 PM, Friday, March 10, 2017 at Douglas United Methodist Church, Choudrant. Visitation is 12:00-2:00 PM, Friday, March 10, 2017 at Douglas United Methodist Church, Choudrant. Burial will be in Douglas Cemetery under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Ruston.

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March 7th

HENRY WORSHAM

Henry Worsham of Ruston, died March 6, 2017. Services are incomplete at this time under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Ruston.

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MELISSA 'MISSY' KELLEY

Melissa "Missy" Kelley, age 46 of Ruston, died March 4, 2017. Memorial services will be held 2:00 PM, Friday, March 10, 2017 at Corinth Baptist Church, near Hico. Visitation will be 1:00-2:00 PM
, Friday, March 10, 2017 at Corinth Baptist Church under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Ruston.

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RICHARD CAVENDER

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Richard Cavender, age 77, of Martin, LA passed away on Saturday, March 4, 2017. Richard was born in Lincoln Parish and spent most of his life in Bernice, LA along with the rest of his family. Richard was a farmer, a son, a brother, an uncle, and a friend; he will be dearly missed. Preceded in death by his parents, John and Clarice Cavender; sister, Tommie Cavender Evans, also from Bernice, LA; and brother, Henry Lee Cavender of Shreveport, LA. Richard is survived by three sisters: Dorothy Thomas of Shreveport, LA, and Carrie Rudolph, and Johnette Malone, both of Keithville, LA.

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BETTY KATHRYN MORELAND

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Funeral services will be held for Betty Kathryn Moreland, 84, at the First United Methodist Church in Homer on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. R.B. Moore, officiating. Interment will follow at the Homer Arlington cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church on Wednesday from 10-11 a.m. Miss Moreland was born January 14, 1933 in Homer, Louisiana to Byrl Jones Moreland and Elvie Lee Byas Moreland. She entered into rest Saturday, March 4th at Claiborne Memorial Medical Center following a brief illness.

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March 6th

JOHN H. KNOX

John H. Knox, age 56 of Choudrant died March 5, 2017. Services are incomplete under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Ruston.

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JACK BEARD

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Born Sept. 30, 1923, in Ruston, Louisiana, to Edgar Bert Beard and Lela Mae Beard. Jack Beard grew up in Homer, Louisiana. A World War II veteran, Jack served in the US Army Air Corps and was stationed in North Africa and the Middle East. After the war, Jack enrolled in the art department at Louisiana Tech where he met and married Emma Lou. Jack was a well-respected art professor at Louisiana Tech from 1963 to 1984. After retiring from Louisiana Tech, Jack served on the Police Jury for 24 years, eight of which he served as President.

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