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August 22nd, 2014

William Prentiss “Billy” Mitchell, Sr.

William Prentiss “Billy” Mitchell, Sr., 59 of Tybee Island, Georgia passed away unexpectedly on the evening of August 17, 2014.  He was born September 25, 1954 in Ruston, Louisiana son of John A. Mitchell, Sr. and Marjorie Pardue Mitchell.  He was a graduate of Louisiana Tech University and was a veteran of the United States Army.  

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August 20th

Lynda Champagne

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Graveside services for Lynda Champagne, age 75, of Dubach, LA, formerly of Houma, LA will be held at 1:00 PM Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at Union Cemetery in Dubach, LA under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston, LA.

Mrs. Champagne was born November 3, 1938 and passed away Monday, August 18, 2014.
Mrs. Champagne was a member of the Baptist faith. She was a graduate of LA Tech and a retired Teacher.

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Mary Katherine Lann Gregory

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Mary Katherine Lann Gregory born September 1, 1934, went to be her Lord and Savior on Monday, August 18, 2014 after her battle with cancer. Mary Katherine was born the daughter of Wharton M. and Lavena Lann of Ruston, Louisiana. Born and raised in Ruston, Louisiana, she was a graduate of Ruston High School and Louisiana Tech University. Upon graduation, she relocated to St. Joseph, Louisiana where she was a teacher at Davidson High School and Tensas Academy.

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Mrs. Nancy King

Memorial gathering for Mrs. Nancy King, 73 of Ruston, LA was from 12:00 PM until 2:00 PM Sunday, August 17, 2014 at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Choudrant with Rev. Brad Jones officiating under the direction of Griffin Funeral Home in West Monroe.

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Carolyn (Roy) McHale

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Carolyn (Roy) McHale age 77 of Ruston died Sunday August 17, 2014. Carolyn was a strong Christian woman who adored her husband of 58 years, John J. “Mickey” McHale, her 5 children, Patti Fuller; husband Wes of Southlake, TX; Son; Mike McHale, wife Cathy of Choudrant, LA; Daughter: Sam Brenner of Rowlett, TX; son Kelly McHale, wife Jenifer of Arcadia, FL; and daughter; Mary Tomlin, husband Tommy of Ruston, LA 10 grandchildren: Angela, Michael, Christina, Dusty, Sarah, Danielle, Joshua, Jesi, Johnny, and Julia and 5 great- grandchildren.

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August 19th

Dr. Walter Tracy Smith

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Funeral services for Dr. Walter Tracy Smith, age 83, of Ruston will be held 10:00 AM, Thursday, August 21, 2014 at Owens Memorial Chapel in Ruston with Bro. Cary Tolar officiating. Interment will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery in Ruston. Dr. Smith was born on November 12, 1930, in Marion, LA.  He passed away peacefully at home on August 18, 2014, after a brief, but valiant battle with cancer. 

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August 15th

Mr. Manley Talton (M.T.) Branham

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Funeral services for Mr. Manley Talton (M.T.) Branham, age 89 of Ruston, will be held at Temple Baptist Church Chapel at 4:00 PM Saturday, August 16 2014.  Visitation will be held from 3:00 PM until the time of the service. Officiating the service will be Rev. Dale Oden. Services are under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Ruston. Monday, August 18, 2014, a service for Mr. Branham will be held at 12:00 Noon at Jefferson Memorial Funeral Home in Trussville, AL. Burial will follow in Jefferson Memorial Gardens.

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August 14th

Gary K. Boone

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Gary K. Boone, 68, of Ruston, went to be with the Lord our Savior on Tuesday, August 12 in Ruston, Louisiana. Gary was preceded in death by his parents, M.M. and Wilda Clark Boone; brother, M.M. “Mickey” Boone; and father in law, Larry Dickson. Gary graduated from Jonesboro-Hodge High School in 1964 and attended Louisiana Tech University. He proudly served in the National Guard for six years.

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August 13th

Dr. Jason C. Owen

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Funeral services for Dr. Jason C. Owen, age 89, of Ruston will be held on Thursday, August 14, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. at Trinity United Methodist Church. Officiating the service will be Rev. Rolly Walker and Rev. Leslie Stephens. Burial will follow at 3:00 P.M. at the Kilbourne Cemetery in Kilbourne, LA under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston, LA.
Jason was a 1941 graduate of Kilbourne High School.

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Joan Elizabeth Jones Ross

Joan Elizabeth Jones Ross, age 84, died Wednesday, August 6, 2014 in Keller, TX. She was born March 13, 1930, in Rush Springs, OK to Ullman Stephens Jones and Bertha Adelma Jones. She was a resident of Ruston, La for 54 years, a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church of Ruston, LA.

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