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February 13th, 2014

Myrtle Wall Morris

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Myrtle Wall Morris was born May 25, 1926, to Thomas & Alice Wall in Springfield, Louisiana, and has gone to be with our Lord on February 11, 2014. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM Saturday, February 15, 2014 at the First Baptist Church in Farmerville, LA. Officiating the services will be Rev. Larry Ramsour and Rev. Kurt Auger. Interment will follow at Farmerville City Cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Farmerville, LA.

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February 12th

Joy M. Williams

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Funeral services for Joy M. Williams are will be Thursday, February 13th 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at Owens Memorial Chapel, preceded by visitation from 9:00-10:00 a.m. Burial will follow at Forest Lawn Cemetery under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Ruston. Mrs. Williams, 86, passed away February 10th at her home in Ruston after battling with dementia for many years. She was born February 12, 1927 in Bossier City, Louisiana, attended public schools in northeast Texas, and married the love of her life on July 12, 1944 in Arcadia.

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Harris “Ray” Canterbury

Funeral services for Harris “Ray” Canterbury, age 93, of Simsboro, Louisiana will be held at 11:00 AM Thursday, February 13, 2014, at First Baptist Church in Simsboro, Louisiana. Officiating the service will be Bro. Johnie Adkins and Bro. Jason Cole. Interment will follow at St. Rest Cemetery on Highway 146, Dubach, Louisiana under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston, Louisiana. Mr. Canterbury was born August 29, 1920, and passed away February 10, 2014.

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February 10th

Joanna Steed

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Long time Ruston resident, Joanna Steed, passed away on Friday evening, February 7, 2014 at her home surrounded by family. Visitation will be held 10:00 A.M. Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at Trinity United Methodist Church, with the funeral service at 11:00 A.M. Interment will follow at Pines Memorial Gardens in Ruston under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Ruston.

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Edward Pittman, Jr

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Edward Pittman, Jr., 76, of Ruston, LA, died Saturday. Mr. Pittman was born on June 10, 1937, to the late Edward and Clotile Pittman, in Natchitoches, LA, and is a graduate of Dubberly High School. He married his high school sweetheart Kathleen DeLoach Pittman in 1961 and worked more than 40 years for T.L. James & Company. He is preceded in death by his parents and sisters Shirley Smiley and Juanita Strickland.

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Mr. George Wallace Pilgreen

Funeral services for Mr. George Wallace Pilgreen, age 74 of Dubach, will be held at 2:00 PM Monday, February 10, 2014 at First Baptist Church of Dubach. Officiating the service will be Rev. M.F. Copeland. Burial will follow in Hamilton Cemetery in Dubach under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Ruston. Mr.Pilgreen was born February 2, 1940 in Vienna to Wallace Pilgreen and Maggie Scott Pilgreen. He died at his home in Dubach February 7, 2014. Mr. Pilgreen was a carptenter by trade and a member of First Baptist Church of Dubach.

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February 7th

Evelyn Joyce Young Whitfield

Funeral services for Evelyn Joyce Young Whitfield, 83, of Ruston, LA will be held at 10a.m. Saturday, February 8, 2104 in the Owens Memorial Chapel in Ruston. Officiating will be Brother Lynn Hawkins. Interment will be in the Forest Lawn Cemetery under direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Ruston. Mrs. Whitfield died Tuesday, February 4, 2014 in Hampton Willow Brook Health Care Center in Houston, TX.

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Catherine Canterberry Ballard

Catherine Canterberry Ballard was born on November 23, 1917 and died February 4, 2014. She was married to Ingram Ballard until his death in 1965. There are three children: Ann, Steve, and Richard, four grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. She had several nieces and nephews as well as some very special adopted adult children.

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Mike Reed

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Long time Ruston resident, Mike Reed, passed away on Thursday morning, February 6, 2014 at Northern Louisiana Medical Center. He was 88 years old. Mike was born in Centreville, Mississippi, on June 15, 1925 and was named for his father, Courtney Reed, Sr., but was best known as Mike. Visitation will be Saturday, February 8, 2014 at Trinity Methodist Church from 12:00-1:00 PM. Reverend Brian Mercer will lead the memorial service at 1:00 PM at Trinity Methodist Church of Ruston.

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February 3rd

Jane Gunn Corley

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Funeral services for Jane Gunn Corley, age 70, of Ruston, LA will be 2:00 P.M. Monday, February 3, 2014 at First Baptist Church in Ruston. Officiating the service will be Dr. Chris Craig, Rev. Andy Johnson, and Rev. Dudley Poda. Visitation will begin at 12:30 P.M. until service time at the church. Interment will follow in Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Ringgold, LA under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Ruston.

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