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December 28th

Melba Oxford Whitman

Funeral services for Melba Oxford Whitman, age 92, of Ruston, LA (formerly of Jonesboro, LA) will be held at 2 PM Saturday, December 30, 2017 at Owens Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Dale Oden officiating. Burial will follow in Unionville Cemetery near Dubach under the direction of Owens Funeral Home. Family will receive friends on Friday, December 29th from 5-7 PM at Owens Funeral Home.
Melba was born in Hico, LA on January 30, 1925 and passed away peacefully on Wednesday, December 27, 2017 at Alpine Nursing Home in Ruston, LA with her children by her side.

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Joyce Miller

Graveside memorial services for Joyce A. Miller, 85 of Quitman, will be held at 10:00 AM, Friday, December 29, 2017 in Forest Lawn Cemetery with Brother Eddie Ballance of New Hope Baptist Church, Athens, LA officiating under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel of Ruston. Mrs Miller died, Friday, December 22, 2017.

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Bobby Wayne Clark

Bobbie Wayne Clark, 82, of Ruston, passed away with his family by his side on December 27, 2017, after a lengthy illness. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 PM, Thursday, December 28, 2017 at Owens Memorial Chapel in Ruston with Brother Randy Ray officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Ruston.

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December 21st

John Huckaby


John Arthur Huckaby, 52, passed away unexpectedly on December 17th,
2017, from a heart attack. A memorial will be held on December 21st at the Cedar Creek gym, 2400 Cedar Creek Drive in Ruston, Louisiana, beginning at 6pm. A viewing will be held the following morning, December 22nd at the Church of Jesus
Christ of Latter-Day Saints at 205 W Woodhaven Road in Ruston,
Louisiana, from 9am to 11am. Funeral services will follow at 11am with
limited seating available. Burial will take place in the Garden of
Memories Cemetery in Winnfield, Louisiana, immediately following the funeral.

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December 20th

Adie Basil “Bob” Rogers, Jr.

Adie Basil “Bob” Rogers, Jr., a native of Jackson, LA and a resident of Baton Rouge, LA, passed away Monday, December 18, 2017 at the age of 92. He was the cherished husband of the late Genevieve “Gen” Rogers for 50 years before her death in 2003. Loving father of Mrs. Donna Katherine “Kakie” Rogers Cox and husband Allen, Mrs. Leigh “Anne” O'Quinn and husband Mike, Mrs. Linda “Gayle” Galasso and husband David, Elizabeth Scott “Libby” Distad and Lucy Glenn Rogers.

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Lori Griffin

Funeral services for Lori N. Griffin, 49, of Ruston, LA will be at 10:00 AM on Thursday, December 21, 2017 at the First Baptist Church in Ruston, LA under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston. Rev. Jeff May, Deacon David Caston, and Rev. Chris Craig will officiate. Interment will follow at Culbertson Cemetery in Farmerville, LA. Visitation will be from 4:00-7:30 PM on Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston, LA.

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December 19th

Florence “Kate” Wilson

Memorial Services for Florence “Kate” Wilson, age 88 of Ruston, are scheduled for 3:00 PM, Thursday, December 21, 2017 at Owens Memorial Chapel in Ruston.
Kate was born on September 2, 1929 in Wellington, KS to Neva and Charles Bickel. She passed away Saturday, December 16, 2017. Kate was a resident of Wellington, KS where she was a member of The First Assembly of God. She moved to Ruston two years ago and attended Life Church in Ruston.

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Mildred “Vernette” Pennington Farrar

Mildred “Vernette” Pennington Farrar
Services for Mildred “Vernette” Farrar (74) will be held at First Baptist Church in Bernice, Louisiana on Wednesday, December 20th at 10:00am with Bro. Michael McIntosh officiating along with Bro. Caroll Holmes and Bro. Philip Farris. Visitation will be on Tuesday, December 19th at Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston, Louisiana from 5:00-7:00 pm. Burial will be at Union Grove Cemetery in Lillie, Louisiana under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Ruston.

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December 14th

Brother Jamal Antonio Harbor

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Brother Jamal Antonio Harbor, 17
Brother Jamal brought joy and laughter to everyone he came in contact with. He impacted both young and old with his sense of humor, spirit, and courage. He loved spending time with family, friends, and his beloved dogs Polo and Chanel.

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December 13th

Mary Ann McKinnie Eley

Mary Ann McKinnie Eley, age 68, of Ruston entered into her heavenly reward, passing from this life 16-days after suffering a stroke while at her home on November 21, 2017. Funeral services will be held Sunday, December 10, 2017 at 2:00 pm at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Ruston. Rev. Dr. Michael Hawley will officiate the service. Interment will follow at Unionville Cemetery, south of Dubach, LA under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Ruston. Visitation services were held at Kilpatrick Funeral Home on Saturday, December 9, 2017 from 5:00-7:00 PM.

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