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JB Jenkins

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JB Jenkins
Funeral services for John Benjamin “JB” Jenkins, 75, of Ruston will be held at 3:00 PM on Saturday, October 6, 2018 at Temple Baptist Church. Dr. Reggie Bridges will officiate. Interment will follow at Pecan Grove Cemetery in Hilly, LA under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Ruston. Visitation will be Saturday, Oct. 6 from 1-3 PM prior to the service at the church.

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Robin Rhea Sawyer Waggy

Robin Rhea Sawyer Waggy
A memorial gathering for Mrs. Robin Rhea Sawyer Waggy of Ruston, LA will be from 4:00pm until 6:00pm Saturday, September 15, 2018 in the chapel of Griffin Funeral Home 911 Warren Dr. West Monroe.
Mrs. Waggy was born October 21, 1963 in San Diego, CA and passed from this life on September 11, 2018 in Ruston, LA at the age of 54.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Ernest and Gale Sawyer.

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Mary Elizabeth (Liz) Hurysz

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Mary Elizabeth (Liz) Hurysz was born November 27, 1942, and after battling endometrial cancer for the last eight months died in the early afternoon on September 2, 2018 at the age of 75. She was joined at her bedside by her children. Services will be held in Rochester, NY Saturday September 8th at 10am with Paul W Harris Funeral Home, 570 Kings Highway S. Rochester, NY 14617. This will be followed by a procession to Holy Sepulchre Cemetery where she will be laid to rest next to her loving husband, Paul Stanley Hurysz, Sr. who died July 20, 2010.

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Gregory Scott Chandler

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Gregory Scott Chandler 52 of Ruston La. passed away Saturday September 1 2018 in Shrevepoort LA peacefully with a smile on his face with his wife Tammy Wright by his side. He is preceded in death by his father Otto “Toby” Chandler, His mother Ethel “Anne” Taylor and his brother Russell Chandler. Greg is survived by his wife Tammy Wright, His daughters Kayla Wright, Kristyn Wright, and Kammi Smith, his Granddaughter Leona Rae Wright, also survived by his nieces Caren Chandler Wood, Jodi Walding and nephew Dustin Walding and numerous extended family. Greg was an artist.

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Kathryn Riedel Davis

Kathryn Riedel Davis of Ruston died in her home on August 29, 2018.
Kathryn was born on May 15, 1950 in Lake Jackson, TX to father Richard Riedel and mother Mary Ellen Elsbury Riedel. She graduated from Memorial High School in Houston. She then went on to Louisiana State University where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in French Education and was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta. She later received a Master of Science in Education from Louisiana Tech University.

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George Brazzel

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George E. Brazzel, 81, of Bossier City, LA died on Sunday, August 26, 2018 in Shreveport, LA. George, known to many as “Manboy,” was born in Lincoln Parish to Tom and Ethel Brazzel. He was one of nine children in a close-knit family famous for its big family gatherings with good food, live music and fun. This legacy continues with an annual two-day family reunion at Corinth of more than a hundred family members.

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Greg Reynolds

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Greg was born March 27, 1956 to the union of Rosa and Thomas Reynolds and died August 27, 2018. Nearing the end of June 2016, Greg had undergone abdominal surgery to determine the etiology of the gastrointestinal issues he had been experiencing. On July 13, 2016, he was diagnosed with stage IV colon cancer. The following October he began seven months, 14 rounds, of chemotherapy. During this time, he had the opportunity to travel. While taking road trips with his family they were able to make precious memories and he was able to mark several items off his bucket list.

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Peggy Joyce Senn Bird

It is with great sadness that the family of Peggy Joyce Senn Bird announces her passing on August 25, 2018 following a lengthy illness. She was born April 18, 1932 to her parents Herman Senn, Sr. and Macie Kelly Senn in Farmerville, LA. She is preceded in death by her husband Kenneth Rogers Bird, they were married on July 3, 1952.

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Precious Lee Ashley Washington

Precious Lee Ashley Washington
Precious Lee Ashley Washington – Glitters, Grace, Brains & Beauty!

Funeral Service for Precious Lee Ashley Washington, 76, will be held on Saturday, August 25, 2018 at 11:00 am at Zion Traveler Baptist Church, Ruston, Louisiana. Reverend Maurice White, officiating. Interment: Grambling Memorial Gardens, Grambling, Louisiana. Visitation: Friday, August 24, 2018 at King’s Funeral Home, Ruston, 2:00 – 7:00 pm.

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Leota Lyles

Graveside services for Leota Lyles, age 96 of Ruston, will be held at 10:00 AM, Monday, August 27, 2018 at Greenwood Cemetery in Ruston with Rev. Larry Emory officiating under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Ruston.

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