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October 6th, 2015

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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Georgia L. LeVasseur

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Funeral services for Mrs. Georgia L. LeVasseur, 94, of Shreveport formerly of Ruston will be 2:00 PM Thursday, October 8, 2015 at Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston with Rev. Rolly Walker officiating.
Interment will follow at Forest Lawn Cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Ruston. Mrs. LeVasseur passed away Friday, October 2, 2015. She is preceded in death by her husband of 64 years Felix O. LeVasseur; sister: Moise Gravelle; and brother: Clyde Smith.

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Rev. J.W. Braggs

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A celebration of life for Rev. J.W. Braggs (Daddy J), age 91, will be held at 1:00pm, Wednesday, October 7, 2015, at the New Hope Baptist Church, Ruston, LA, with Rev. Gordan Ford officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Zion #2 Cemetary, Dubach, LA under the direction of King’s Funeral Home, Ruston, LA. Visitation will be held Tuesday, October 6, 2015 from 2:00pm to 7:00pm at King’s Funeral Home, Ruston. Masonic rites begin at 6:00pm. Rev.

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October 5th

Shelia S. Nicholson

Funeral services for Mrs. Shelia S. Nicholson, 56, of Ruston with Pastor Bo Nicholson officiating. Interment will follow at Pines Memorial Cemetery in Ruston under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston. Mrs. Nicholson passed away October 3, 2015. Shelia was Associate Lead Pastor at Cathedral of Praise Worship Center. She was a true woman of faith for the Kingdom of God. Leading by example, she cast away doubts and fears and placed her complete trust in the Word of God. She stood firmly on the promises of God never wavering as she fought the fight of faith.

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October 2nd

Larry D. Harrison

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Funeral services for Mr. Larry D. Harrison, 64, of Calhoun, LA will be 1:00 PM Saturday, October 3, 2015 at Rocky Valley Baptist Church in Simsboro, LA with Rev. Anthony Jones officiating. Interment will follow at Rocky Valley Cemetery in Simsboro under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home. Mr. Harrison was born March 19, 1951 and passed away September 29, 2015.
Mr. Harrison was employed by the Biedenham Family of Monroe for many years.

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October 1st

Rita Ann Pepper

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Memorial services will be held for Rita Ann Pepper, 62, at the Chapel of Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Homer on Sunday, October 4, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday from 1-2 p.m. prior to the service. Rita was born May 26, 1953 in El Dorado, Arkansas to James E. and Helen Simpson Pepper. She entered into rest Monday, September 14, 2015 at her home in North Little Rock, Arkansas. Rita was a 1971 graduate of Southland Academy in Dubach. She was the production manager at Louisiana Tech with 26 years of service in the journalism department.

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September 24th

George William "Billy" James Jr.

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George William “Billy” James Jr. died Tuesday September 22, 2015 at North Louisiana Medical Center from heart failure. Billy was born in Ruston, La on October 20, 1932 to George William (Bill) James and Sarah Ann (Tai) Bond. He graduated from LA Polytechnic Institute (LA Tech University) as a Civil Engineer in 1952.

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September 18th

Gordie Ray (Junior) Parnell

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Mr. Gordie Ray(Junior) Parnell, age 90 of Dallas Tx. went to be with the Lord, Sept 3,2015.
Services were held Sept 11,2015 at DeBerry Funeral home in Denton Tx. Officiating was
Rev. Bill Kimbley. Burial was at Perryman Cemetery in Forestburg. He served in the U.S. Navy.

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Chester Poole Grisby, Jr.

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Chester Poole Grigsby, Jr.

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September 17th

Larry Lloyd Ward

Larry Lloyd Ward, a native of Bogalusa, Louisiana and former resident of Baton Rouge  and Southaven, MS, passed away at North Louisiana Medical Center on September 12, 2015 after a recent illness. Mr. Ward was a resident of Willow Ridge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Arcadia, LA for the year prior to his death. Born on July 27, 1938 to the late Lloyd W.

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