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June 22nd, 2015

Mr. Billy James Thompson

Funeral services for Mr. Billy James Thompson, age 82, of Ruston, will be held at 10:00 AM Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Ruston, LA. Officiating the services will be Dr. Michael Hawley. Interment will follow at Weldon Cemetery near Bernice, LA . under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston.

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Mrs. Willie Mae Deason Mellinger

Funeral services for Mrs. Willie Mae Deason Mellinger, age 96 of Tracy, CA, formerly of Dubach, will be held at 2:00 PM Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at Harmony Chapel United Methodist Church in Hico. Officiating the service will be Rev. John Lord. Burial will follow in Harmony Chapel Cemetery under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Ruston.
Mrs. Mellinger was born July 5, 1918 in Hico to James Thomas Beckham and Mary Lear Beckham. She died June 13, 2015 in Tracy, CA.

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Lt. Colonel (Ret) Michael Stuart Bounds

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Lt. Colonel (Ret) Michael Stuart Bounds, age 72, of Texarkana, Arkansas, passed away Wednesday, June 17, 2015, at Christus St. Michael Hospital in Texarkana. Mr. Bounds was born December 25, 1942, in Ruston, Louisiana, was a resident of Texarkana for seventeen years after moving from Shreveport, Louisiana, where he lived for sixteen years. He and his wife Ann attended the First Presbyterian Church of Texarkana, Arkansas. He graduated from Louisiana Tech University in Ruston with a mechanical engineering degree.

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June 19th

Dewey Jadell Stewart

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Funeral services will be held for Dewey Jadell Stewart at Owens Funeral Home in Ruston, Louisiana on Saturday, June 20, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. Burial to follow at Forest Lawn Cemetery, Ruston. Visitation will be Friday, June 19th from 5 until 7 p.m. at Owens Memorial Chapel.
Jadell was born August 29, 1963 in Shreveport, Louisiana and passed away in Ruston on June 17, 2015 from a brief illness. He was preceded in death by this father Lane Stewart and step- father Hap Benedict.

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Jerry Lynn “Unk” Shively

Memorial services for Jerry Lynn “Unk” Shively, 71, of Dubach will be held 3:00 PM on Saturday June 20, 2015 at Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston. Officiating the service will be Rev. Michael Redford and Paul Ford. Mr. Shively was born January 15, 1944 and passed away June 17, 2015.

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Dr. Robert Parke Phillips

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Dr. Robert Parke Phillips, DDS, 58, passed away June 4, 2015 at his home in Marysvale, Utah with his loving family at his side. Parke's passing was due to complications of cancer. He was born May 1, 1957 in Ruston, Louisiana to Robert Wayne “Moose” and Yvonne Catherine Lazarus Phillips. He married Katherine Marie Heath, March 8, 1986 in Ruston. The marriage was solemnized in the Manti Utah Temple, September 24, 2005.

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Judie Davidson Patton

Funeral services for Judie Davidson Patton, age 51, of Ruston will be 10:00 AM on Monday, June 22, 2015 at Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston. Officiating the service will be Rev. Gerald Nelson. A graveside service will follow at Pine Grove Cemetery in Bernice with Bro. Steve Barrett officiating.

Mrs. Patton was born January 22, 1964 and passed away June 17, 2015. She is preceded in death by her husband Johnny Patton. Mrs. Patton was a member of Pine Grove Baptist Church in Bernice, LA.

She is survived by her son: Marcus Patton of Ruston and sister: Betty Welch of Bossier City.

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June 17th

Arell George Perry

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On September 08, 1934, the earth smiled as the late Willie K. George and the late Essie Mae West George rejoiced at the birth of one of their beautiful daughters, Arell George Perry of Homer, Louisiana. On June 11, 2015, the heavens smiled and the angels rejoiced at the eternal homecoming of Arell.

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Judi Anderson Rhodes

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A Celebration of Life will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, June 19, 2015 in the Delhomme Chapel of the Flowers for Judi Anderson Rhodes, 76, who passed away on Thursday, June 11, 2015.
Reverend Brian Taylor, Pastor of St. Genevieve Catholic Church will preside over the service.

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June 16th

Mrs. Ruby Ester Beckham Barnett

Funeral services for Mrs. Ruby Ester Beckham Barnett, age 94 of Flower Mound, TX, formerly of Dubach, will be held at 2:00 PM Thursday, June 18, 2015 at Hico Baptist Church in Hico with Rev. Don Cardin officiating. Burial will follow in Fellowship Cemetery in Dubach under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Ruston.

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