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August 20th, 2015

ORLAN JOHN BRYAN

Private graveside services for Orlan John Bryan of Choudrant will be held Friday, August 21, 2015 at Douglas Cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home with Rev. Jeremy Jones officiating.
Mr. Bryan was born October 7, 1945 in Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, England and passed away August 19, 2015 at the age of 69, when he lost his battle with diabetes. He is preceded in death by his parents, O. C. and Joyce Bryan and his sister Jeanette Bryan.

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LUCILLE VALENTINE SIMS

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Funeral services for Lucille Valentine Sims, age 97, of Ruston will be held at 10:00 AM Thursday, August 20, 2015, at Kilpatrick Funeral Home Chapel in Ruston, Louisiana, with Dr. Michael Hawley officiating. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home. Visitation will be prior to services beginning at 9:00 AM.

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August 19th

Bobby Smith

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Funeral services for Bobby E. Smith of Chatham will be held at 2:00 PM Wednesday, August 19, 2015 at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Jonesboro. Officiating will be Pastor Randy Lee, Brother Wayne Morrow, and Dr. Wilton Wall. Interment will follow at Ebenezer Cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Ruston.

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August 17th

Newton "Tank" Oxford

Funeral services for Newton “Tank” Oxford, age 87,  of Dubach, will be held at 3:00 PM Sunday, August 16, 2015 at Dubach First Baptist Church with Bro. Barry Joyner and Bro. Rodney Howard officiating. Burial will follow in Unionville Cemetery near Dubach under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Ruston.
Newton was born on March 18, 1928 to the union of Ray and Audria Oxford in Dubach. He died Friday, August 14, 2015 in Ruston, LA. Newton is preceded in death by his parents; son, Phillip Oxford and sister, Mary Alice Martin.

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Loyce Elaine Fallin Morgan

Funeral services for Mrs. Loyce Elaine Fallin Morgan will be 11:00 AM, Tuesday, August 18, 2015 at First Baptist Church in Ruston with Dr. Randy Hales officiating assisted by Dr. Chris Craig. Interment will follow at St. Rest Cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston.

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Dewayne Ellerman

A celebration of the life of Dwayne Lee Ellerman will be held on Saturday, August 22, at 1:00. The service will be held at Grace UMC. Officiating at the service will be Rev. Bob Deich and Rev. Jeremy Jones.

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August 14th

William H. "Bill" Ross, III

Funeral services for Mr. William H. “Bill” Ross, III will be held at 3:00 P.M. Sunday, August 16, 2015 at Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston. Interment will follow at the Cook Cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home.
Mr. Ross was born January 1, 1946 in Ruston and passed away on August 8, 2015 in Ruston, LA.
He is survived by his children: Stephanie “Shae” Ross and William H. “Casey” Ross, IV.

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August 13th

MICHAEL WAYNE CALLENDER

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Michael Wayne Callender 65 of Urania, LA passed away Aug. 9th, 2015. Funeral services will be held at 9:00am Friday, August 14, 2015 in the Chapel of Hixson Brothers in Jena, La. officated by Bro Johnnie Phillips pastor of First Baptist Church in Olla, La & Bro Dean Johnson of Old Pisgah Baptist Church in Marthaville, La. Visitation will be held at Hixson Brothers Jena, La on Thursday, August 13, 2015 from 4 until 9pm.

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August 11th

Wilma Brazzel

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Funeral services for Mrs. Wilma Brazzel, 82, of Ruston will be held 10:00 AM Wednesday, August 12, 2015 at New Hope Baptist Church in Choudrant, LA with Pastor Dwayne Monk officiating. Interment will follow at Corinth Cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston.

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August 5th

Carolyn Lewis Locke

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On the evening of July 30, 2015, Carolyn Lewis Locke died peacefully of natural causes in her home with her loved ones nearby. Carolyn was born to Ruby and Vernon Cupp on March 18, 1917 in Ruston, LA. She was educated at local schools and was a graduate of Louisiana Polytechnic Institute. In 1940, she married her high school sweetheart, William Andrew Jackson (Billy) Lewis II, a recent graduate of the United States Naval Academy. Carolyn moved with him on his assignments to naval bases on the East and West Coasts.

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