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December 13th

Rev. Raymond Melvin Crofoot

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Funeral services for Rev. Raymond Melvin Crofoot, age 90 of Ruston, will be held at 10:00 AM Tuesday, December 14, 2010, at Douglas United Methodist Church in Choudrant with Rev. Rolly Walker officiating.  Burial will follow in Douglas Cemetery in Choudrant under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Ruston. Rev. Crofoot was born April 1, 1920, in Medina, Ohio, to Melvin Crofoot and Minnie Berg Crofoot. He was the first of seven children.  He went to his heavenly home December 11, 2010.  He served his country during WWII.

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Pat Grafton

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A life celebration for Pat Grafton will be Monday, December 10, 2010 at 3:00 PM at New Hope Baptist Church in Choudrant with Dwayne Monk officiating.  Visitation will be from 1:00 PM until 3:00 PM  before the service.  Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery in Ruston with Jesse Henderson officiating under the direction of Owens Memorial Funeral Home. Pat was born in Bernice, LA on June 6, 1923 to B.F. and Blanche Grafton and passed from this life on December 10, 2010 at the age of 87.

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Bennie Fincher

Funeral service for Mr. Bennie Fincher, age 80, of Ruston will be held 2:00 PM Monday December 13, 2010 at Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston. Officiating the service will be Bro. Jessie Henderson.  Interment will follow at Vienna Cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston. Mr. Fincher was born February 8, 1930 and passed away December 10, 2010. Mr. Fincher was a member of the Baptist Faith. He served in the United States Army and the Korean War. Mr. Fincher was a retired salesman for Dr. Pepper Bottling Company.

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December 8th

Charles Everett Holloway

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Funeral services for Mr. Charles Everett Holloway, age 79 of Ruston, will be held at 10:00 AM Friday, December 10, 2010 at Owens Memorial Chapel in Ruston with Bro. Steve Ellis and Bro. Jerreld Nelson officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery in Ruston under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Ruston. Mr. Holloway was born January 24, 1931 in Lincoln Parish to Idge Holloway and Dossie Holloway.  He passed away peacefully at his home on December 7, 2010.  He was a lifelong member of Lincoln Parish and well known throughout the community.

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J. Donald “Don” Hammock

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Funeral services for Mr. J. Donald “Don” Hammock, age 85 of Ruston, will be held at 2:00 PM Friday, December 10, 2010 at First Baptist Church in Ruston with Dr. Chris Craig and Dr. Andy Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in Pines Memorial Gardens in Ruston under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Ruston. Mr. Hammock was born April 2, 1925 in DeQincy to William Thomas Hammock and Bertha Jones Hammock.  He died December 6, 2010 in Monroe after a lengthy illness. Mr. Hammock was an insurance agent for the  Brooks-Hammock Agency for over 40 years.

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W.C. Ellis

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W.C. Ellis, age 79, passed away on a December 5th, 2010 after a several year battle with cancer.  He entered and left this life at his beloved home in Clay, Louisiana early on a bright and crisp Sunday morning. The cows he loved so much were just outside his window with their regular morning greeting. W. C. was born on April 23, 1931.  The second child of James and Ledie Ellis.  He represented the third generation of Ellis’ to work the Northeast Louisiana farmland.

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December 6th

Donald Raye Oxford

Donald Raye Oxford will be laid to rest at Forest Lawn Cemetery on Monday, 12/6/2010, 2:00pm. Visitation will be from 12:00 noon until 2:00pm. He passed away on 11/28/2010 and is survived by his son and wife Kris and Angie Oxford, grandsons Blake and Kannon in Smynra, TN., brother John and his wife Sharon in Woodland, WA. After high school Donny attended Louisiana Tech and briefly worked as the Sports Editor for the Ruston Daily Leader.  He enlisted in the U. S.

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Ellon Grigsby Nelson

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Funeral services for Ellon Grigsby Nelson, 83 of Ruston will be 2PM Sunday, December 5, 2010 in the chapel of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Ruston. Officiating will be Rev. Bill Reid and Rob Lary. Burial will follow in Wesley Chapel Cemetery. Mrs. Nelson died Friday, December 3, 2010 following a lengthy illness. Mrs. Nelson is preceded in death by her husband Alfred A. Nelson and siblings Ernest Grigsby, Gene Grigsby, Elaine Pesnell and Yvonne Goss. She was a skilled seamstress who enjoyed needlepoint and quilting for years with the Grace Quilters.

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December 3rd

Wilber Hopkins Rainey Jr.

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Wilber Hopkins Rainey Jr. passed away at his home on December 2, 2010 in Ruston, Louisiana following his lengthy, courageous battle with cancer. Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, December 5, 2010 at Temple Baptist Church. Officiating will be Dr. Rick Byargeon, Senior Pastor. Interment will be at Pines Memorial Gardens, Ruston, LA immediately following the services. The family will be receiving guests for visitation at Temple Baptist Church, from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. Saturday, December 4, 2010.

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December 2nd

Amy Anderson Goertz Merrill

Mrs. Amy Anderson Goertz Merrill died Sunday, November 28, 2010 following a lengthy illness. Mrs. Merrill was a sales manager. A memorial graveside service will be held 2:30 PM Friday, December 3, 2010 at Black Lake Cemetery, near Campti, with Reverend Mike Welch and Reverend Dan Chance officiating. Survivors include a son, Jordan Goertz of Ruston; daughter, Hannah Ansley Goertz of Ruston; father, John P.

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