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June 9th, 2014

Alton R. Ragland

A memorial service will be held for Alton R. Ragland, 78, at 10:00 AM Tuesday, June 10, 2014 at Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home in Ruston.  Alton passed away at his home in Dubach, LA on Thursday, June 5, 2014.Alton was born April 8, 1936 to Percy and Mae Ragland in Lake Providence.  He graduated for Lake Providence High School in 1954 and he served in the Marines. 

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Mr. Hugh C. Durham

A memorial service for Mr. Hugh C. Durham, IV, age 51 of Ruston, will be held at 1:00 PM Monday, June 9, 2014 at The Ruston Country Club. Services are under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Ruston.

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June 4th

Elenora Albrecht Cawthon

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Elenora Albrecht Cawthon was born December 6, 1917, in Mission Valley, Texas, the elder daughter of Lillie Lassmann Albrecht and Otto H. Albrecht. She went to her heavenly home on June 1, 2014, in Carrollton, Texas. Visitation and the funeral will be at Zion Lutheran Church in Mission Valley, Texas, beginning at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, June 6, 2014.

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Charles Ray Hancock

Funeral services for Charles Ray Hancock, age 79 of Ruston, will be held at 2:00 PM Thursday, June 5, 2014 at Owens Memorial Chapel in Ruston. Rev. David Abernathy will officiate the service. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery in Ruston under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Ruston.

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June 2nd

Mrs. Jo Ann C. Spears

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Services for Mrs. Jo Ann C. Spears will be held at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, June 3, 2014 in the Chapel of Hixson Brothers, Pineville with Scott Wayne Spears officiating, assisted by Robbie Spears. Interment will be in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Ruston, at 3 p.m. today. The family requests that visitation be observed Tuesday at Hixson Brothers, Pineville from 8:00 a.m. until time of service. Mrs. Jo Ann Spears, 84, of Ruston passed away Saturday, May 31, 2014 at Grace Home, Alexandria.

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May 30th

Mrs. Ruth Evelyn Henley

Funeral services for Mrs. Ruth Evelyn Henley, age 91 of Ruston, will be held at 10:00 AM Saturday, May 31, 2014 at First Baptist Church in Ruston. Officiating the service will be Dr. Chris Craig and Dr. Andy Johnson. Burial will be at 2:00 PM in Teel Cemetery, Strong, AR under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Ruston.

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May 29th

Dorothy Bennett Williams

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Funeral services for Dorothy Bennett Williams, age 64, of Choudrant, LA will be held at 2:00 PM Thursday, May 29, 2014 at Kilpatrick Funeral Home Chapel in Ruston, LA. Officiating the service will be Bro. Jimmy Eppinette and Bro. Larry Emory. Interment will follow at Sibley Cemetery near Choudrant, LA under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston, LA.

Mrs. Williams was born May 9, 1950 and passed away May 27, 2014 following a brief illness.
Mrs. Williams was a member of Longstraw Baptist Church.

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Thomas L. Whitten

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Thomas L. Whitten, age 70, of West Monroe passed away on May 27, 2014. He is survived by three sons: Mr. and Mrs. Tobin B. Jones, Mr. and Mrs. Paul K. Jones, and Mr. and Mrs. Jason H. Jones; 7 grandchildren: special grandchildren which he loved so very much: Whitney C. Harger, Jacob K. Jones, and Aaron Matthew Jones; 3 great grandchildren; and numerous other friends.

Mr. Whitten was a United Sates Navy Veteran. A memorial service for Mr. Whitten will be held at a later date.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.kilpatrickfuneralhomes.com

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Mr. Coty Dale Willis

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A memorial service for Mr. Coty Dale Willis, age 32 of Ruston will be held at 2:00 PM, Saturday, May 31, 2014 at Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home in Ruston. Mr. Willis was born March 30, 1982 in Shreveport, LA., passed away May 28, 2014 in Ruston. 

He loved working on cars and going to the car races. Coty also enjoyed spending time with his many friends.

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May 27th

Harold E. (Jim) James

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Funeral services for Harold E. (Jim) James, age 73, of Ruston will be held at 1:00PM Wednesday, May 28, 2014 in the chapel of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston. Officiating the service will be Rev. Brian Mercer Interment will follow at Pines Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston.

Mr. James was born November 23, 1940 and passed away May 25, 2014.

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