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October 17th

Loretta Mitchell

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Funeral services will be held for Loretta Mitchell, age 73, at 3:00 p.m., on Friday, October 18, 2013, at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Arcadia. Rev. Stephen Boyd will officiate. Visitation will be held from 1:00 p.m. until service time on Friday. Burial will be in Monte Vista cemetery in Johnson City, TN at a later date. Mrs. Mitchell was born February 6, 1940, in Heflin, LA to Monroe and Minnie Tims McPherson. She entered into rest on Tuesday, October 15, 2013, in Ruston, LA. Mrs. Mitchell was a member of the Church of Christ in Arcadia.

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Mrs. Carmen Alexander Crawford

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Funeral services for Mrs. Carmen Alexander Crawford, age 83, of Zachary, LA formerly of Ruston, LA will be 2:00 P.M. Friday, October 18, 2013 at The Bridge Community Church (Hwy. 167 North) in Ruston, LA. Visitation will begin at 12:00 noon until service time at the church. Officiating the service will be Dr. Reggie Bridges of First Baptist Church of Zachary, LA and PastorJames Skinner of The Bridge. Interment will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery in Ruston under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Ruston. Mrs.

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Virginia Galloway Trout

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Funeral services for Virginia Galloway Trout age 97, will be held 11:00 AM Friday, October 18, 2013 in the Chapel of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston, LA with Dr. Chris Craig officiating. Burial will follow at Greenwood Cemetery. She was born on August 9, 1916 in Arcadia to the union of Mary Fuller and William Young Galloway and passed away on Monday October 14, 2013 in Shreveport, LA. Mrs. Trout was a long time resident of Ruston, LA, member of First Baptist Church and graduate of LA Tech. She was employed at LA Tech for 30 years as secretary to the president, retiring in 1970.

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October 16th

Frank C. "Red" Stewart


Frank C. "Red" Stewart passed away after a lengthy illness on Saturday, October 12, 2013. Red was born on November 24, 1919 to Frank Crawford Stewart and Lorine Saunders Stewart in Hodge, La. He is predeceased by his brother James Saunders Stewart and sister Nancy Lorine Finch. When Pearl Harbor was attacked, he along with many of his friends immediately signed up for military service. He became a Naval Aviator and flew transports as a US Marine in the South Pacific Theater, prior to returning to the US to train in the new F7F Tigercat in 1944.

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Reese Hood

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Funeral services for Reese Hood will be held Thursday, October 17, 2013 at 2 p.m. at Rose-Neath Funeral Home Chapel in Minden. Officiating will be Rev. Jeff Flenniken. Interment will follow at St. Rest Cemetery in Arcadia. The family will receive friends from 5 until 7 p.m. Wednesday, October 16, 2013 at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Minden, Louisiana. Reese was born December 29, 1935 in Ruston, Louisiana and he passed away peacefully October 14, 2013 in Minden, Louisiana. Reese was employed by Minden Housing Authority as Executive Director.

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Connie Tyra

Graveside services for Connie Tyra, 74 of Ruston will be at 12:00 noon Saturday, October 18, 2013 in Mount Zion Cemetery at Clay, LA under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Ruston. Mrs. Tyra died Saturday, October 12, 2013 in Ruston.
Mrs. Tyra is preceded in death by her husband Don Tyra. She is survived by her children; Pam Smith of Ruston, Phillip and Emmy Tyra of North Dakota, Michael and Elaine Tyra of Florida; Nine Grandchildren and 3 Great Grandchildren. To leave an online message for the family please visit

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October 15th

Karen Lewis

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Karen Lewis, 71, of Ruston, LA, passed away peacefully August 25 in Maplewood, NJ. An informal gathering of friends and family will be held at the Lincoln Parish Museum, 609 N. Vienna St. in Ruston from 5:30 PM to 7 PM Wednesday, Oct. 16. Contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, Karen is survived by her sister Diane of Sneedville, TN, her son Greg of Maplewood, NJ, daughter -in-law Christine, and grandchildren Henry and Imogene.

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Mr. Kenneth Ashby Bowen

A memorial service for Mr. Kenneth Ashby Bowen,74, of D’Arbonne Community will be held at 3:00pm Wednesday at Culbertson Baptist Church with Bro. Jeff May and Gary Canterberry officiating.  Burial will be in Culbertson Cemetery.  Arrangements are under the direction of Farrar Funeral Home of Farmerville.

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October 14th

Wayne "Dick" and Carolyn Smith

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Welton “Dick” Smith 80 years of age, and Carolyn Fulton Smith, 77 years of age, of Lake Concordia, LA passed away on October 9, 2013. Welton Smith was born November 15th, 1932 in Morgan Town, MS.  Carolyn Smith was born May 27th, 1936 in Moss Point, MS.   Funeral Services will be held Saturday October 12th at 10:00 am at McNeely Road Church of God in Natchez, MS with Pastor Brian Monehan, Pastor Julius Roberts officiating.

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Danny Gerald Vinson


Danny Gerald Vinson, 72, of Downsville, formally of El Dorado, passed away Thursday, October 10, 2013, at Willow Ridge Nursing Home in Arcadia, Louisiana. He was born September 14, 1941 in Marysville, LA to Guy and Margie Nell Giles Vinson. Dan worked as an oil field sales representative and was a member of the Marysville United Methodist Church. Preceding him in death are his parents and a brother, Travis Jackson Vinson. Survivors include sons, Danny G. Vinson II of El Dorado and Kevin Stewart of Arcadia, LA; daughters, Donita G.

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