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February 21st, 2018

Mark Anthony “Tony” Holtzclaw

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Funeral services for Mark Anthony “Tony” Holtzclaw, 56, of Ruston, LA will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, February 23, 2018 at Temple Baptist Church in Ruston. Bro. Greg Tipton, Bro. Jerry Whitman, and Sheriff, Mike Stone will officiate. Interment will follow at Douglas Cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Ruston. Visitation will be held from 5-8 PM on Thursday, February 22, at Temple Baptist Church.

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February 20th

Robert Edward Ferrington

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Robert Edward Ferrington, of Choudrant, La. Born Feb. 5, 1962 , Passed away Feb. 15, 2018
Services set for a later date. Married to Victoria Ferrington for 24 yrs. Beloved husband, father, grandpa, brother and good friend. Four children: Jon Ferrington, BeBe Lively ( Tina), Tyler Atkins ( Rhonda), Christina Johnson ( David), 10 grandkids and 3 Sisters, Raye Ferrington, Rhonda Thornton and Kathy Smith.

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February 19th

Mr. Foy Scroggins, Jr.

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Mr. Foy Scroggins, Jr., age 80 of Ruston, LA, formerly of Yazoo City, MS, was born August 27, 1937 and passed away February 16, 2018 in Shreveport, LA following medical complications. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM, Sunday, February 18, 2018 at Owens Memorial Chapel in Ruston with Rev. Larry Emory officiating. Graveside services will be held at 2:00 PM, Monday, February 19, 2018 at Short Creek Baptist Church Cemetery in Yazoo City, MS.

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Billy Foster

Billy C. Foster, 87, of Simsboro, Louisiana, died Wednesday, February 14, 2018, after a brief illness.
He is survived by his wife of 16 years, Sybil Smalling Foster; children: Linda Clark and her husband Jerry Clark; Angela Houck and her husband Tracy Houck; Steven Smalling and his wife Louise Smalling; Jean Smalling Peters and her husband Joe Peters; and Michael Smalling; as well as four grandchildren: April Clark Honaker, Caleb Clark, Lauren Houck and Anna Houck; and four great-grandchildren Camdyn Clark, Lilly Clark, Lakelynn Honaker and Banyan Honaker.

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Thomas Edroe Pesnell


Funeral services for Thomas Edroe Pesnell, 84, of Ruston, will be held at 2:00 PM on Sunday, February 18, 2018 at Emmanuel Baptist Church. Dr. Michael Hawley will officiate assisted by Bro. Dale Oden. Interment will follow at Longstraw Cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Ruston. Visitation will be Sunday from 1:00 PM until the service at the church.
Mr. Pesnell was born July 29, 1933 in Jackson Parish to Erma Lee Spillers and Thomas Shady Pesnell. He died on February 11, 2018 following a lengthy illness.

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February 15th

Myzelle M. Loyd

Graveside services for Myzelle M. Loyd, 102, of Dubach will be held at 2:00 PM on Thursday, February 15, 2018 at Henry Cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Ruston. Danny Baskin will officiate.

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February 14th

Jonn Reeve Bruce

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A celebration of life service for Jonn Reeve Bruce, 59, will be held at the Ruston Church of God, 407 Vernon Street, on February 17, 2018, at 11:00 a.m. Pastor Larry Roy, Dr. Gary Patton and Dr. Lori-Salierno-Maldonado will be officiating.
Jonn was born March 26, 1958, in Radford, Virginia and passed away on February 2, 2018, in Lexington, Kentucky, after a brief illness.

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February 13th

Dr. Richard May

Beloved husband, daddy, granddaddy, brother, uncle, friend, and pastor Dr. Richard May, went to be with his heavenly Father on Sunday, February 11, 2018, a day for which he had lived his life.
Dr. May was born in Ellettsville, Indiana, to Charles Mitchell and Martha Ann May on March 23, 1928, and was raised in Evansville and Spencer, Indiana. Near the end of World War II he joined the Army and gladly served in whatever capacity for which he was needed. Several years later, with a wife and child at home, he unselfishly served in Korea as a medic.

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Eva Payne Avery

Funeral services for Mrs. Eva Payne Avery, 98, of Dubach, LA, will be held at 3:00 PM on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at the First Baptist Church in Dubach. Rev. Barry Joyner, Pastor Alan Robertson, and Rev. Corey Bruce will officiate. Interment will be at Hamilton Cemetery near Dubach under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Ruston, LA. Visitation will be Tuesday February 13 from 1-3 PM prior to the service at the church.

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February 9th

Joseph Castle, Jr.

Joseph Castle, Jr., age 32 of Choudrant, was born on February 10, 1985 in Ruston, LA and passed away February 7, 2018 in Ruston, LA from a short illness. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 PM, Saturday, February 10, 2018 at Owens Memorial Chapel in Ruston with Rev. Leroy Skipper officiating. Burial will follow in Longstraw Cemetery in Choudrant under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Ruston.

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