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December 17th

Danny Holtzclaw

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Funeral services for Danny Holtzclaw, age 77, of Simsboro will be held at 2:00 PM, Monday, December 17, 2018 at Owens Memorial Chapel with Rev. Randy Ray officiating. Burial will follow in the Douglas Cemetery in Douglas under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Ruston.

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Jacqueline “Jackie” Hogan Hamilton

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Jacqueline “Jackie” Hogan Hamilton
Funeral services for Mrs. Jacqueline “Jackie” Hogan Hamilton will be held Monday, December 17, 2018, at 2:00 pm, at First Baptist Church, Dubach, with Rev. Corey Bruce, assisted by Bro. Barry Joiner and Reagan Colvin. Visitation will be held December 17, 2018, at 1:00 pm, prior to the service. Interment will be at Hamilton Cemetery, Dubach, Louisiana, under direction of Kilpatrick's Funeral Home of Ruston, Louisiana.

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John Skapura

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John Skapura, age 76, died Monday December 3, 2018 in Ruston, LA. Born December 15, 1941 in Wilkes-Barre, PA John lived a full life in service to country, community and church and as an entrepreneur.

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December 12th

Claire Rougelot

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Claire Rougelot, age 90, passed away on Wednesday, December 5, 2018. Family was always the center of her life. She was the loving mother of four daughters --- Claire Delhom (Jay), Alma McAlister (Richie), Denise Wessels (Carl), and Yvette Arnold (Ray). She was grandmother to 15 grandchildren: Brigitte, Melissa, Danielle, Chris, Mandy, Richie, Katie, Rusty, Billy, Melanie, BJ, Katie, Alex, Jonathan, and Allison, and 9 great-grandchildren. Friends of her grandchildren thought of her as their grandma too.

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Julia Katherine King

Julia Katherine King, 41, formerly of Unionville, LA and Las Vegas, NV, passed away Friday, December 7, 2018.
Funeral services for Julia will be held at 2:00 PM, Thursday, December 13, 2018 at Owens Memorial Chapel in Ruston with Rev. Stephanie Green officiating. Burial will follow at Greenwood Cemetery in Ruston. Visitation will precede the service from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM at Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home. The family invites all of Julia’s friends to come and celebrate her life with them.

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December 11th

Barbara Casey Lane

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A celebration of life service for Barbara Casey Lane was held Saturday, December 8, 2018 at Beulah United Methodist Church, Calhoun, LA with visitation from 11 am to 12 pm, service immediately following at 12 pm. Interment followed at Beulah Cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home West Monroe.

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December 7th

Barbara Casey Lane

A celebration of life service for Barbara Casey Lane will be held Saturday, December 8, 2018 at Beulah United Methodist Church, Calhoun, LA with visitation from 11 am to 12 pm, service immediately following at 12 pm. Interment will be in Beulah Cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home West Monroe.

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James Terrence Breslin

James Terrence Breslin, 71, of Ruston, passed away on December 1, 2018, after a short illness. He is celebrated by his adored wife Diane, five headstrong children, thirteen beloved grandchildren, and a Silly dog. A Vietnam veteran and a successful businessman, Jim lived his life with verve and compassion and will be remembered for his charisma, brevity, heartfelt honesty, and fierce independence. His legacy is not in his accomplishments, but in the lives he touched and inspired.

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Virginia Bailey Selle

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Virginia Bailey Selle, 95, passed away peacefully at her home on December 4, 2018. Services will be held Saturday, December 8 at Temple Baptist Church at 2 PM. Visitation will be from 1 to 2 PM prior to the service in the chapel. A private interment will follow at Greenwood Cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home. Rev. Dale Oden will officiate the services.
Virginia was born October 23, 1923 in Junction City, LA to Ellis and Rosa Lee Bailey. The family moved to Ruston, LA in 1927. Virginia was a longtime member of Temple Baptist Church.

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December 5th

Everline Gipson

With heavy sadness, we share the passing of Everline Gipson, a Beloved Mother, Grandmother, Great-grandmother, and Great- Great grandmother. She died peacefully on Saturday November 24, 2018 in Dallas, Texas.
Everline Gipson was born in Arcadia ( Bienville Parish) Louisiana. She was the oldest child born to the union of Mr. Floyd and Mrs. Alice Champion. Everline worked hard to provide for her family. She worked at Alpine Guest Care Facility for 20 years until her retirement. She later worked as an at home caregiver for the elderly.

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