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November 18th, 2015

Lona Mae Futrell

Lona Mae Futrell, age 100, passed away Friday, November 13, 2015 in Frankfort, Kentucky where she was living with her daughter and son in law. Lona is the daughter of Henry and Georgia Anna Alden who resided in Ruston. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Dick Futrell and her son Daniel Futrell. Mrs. Futrell is survived by her sister, Mildred and husband Lavelle Haynes of Monroe, Louisiana; her son, Richard Futrell and wife Janet of Ohio; her daughter Becky and husband Lewis Wright of Kentucky; nine grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.

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November 17th

Boyce Weeks

Boyce Weeks

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November 13th

William R. "Doc" Edminston

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Funeral services for Mr. William R. “Doc” Edmiston, 81, of Ruston will be held 10:00 AM Thursday, November 12, 2015 at Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston with Dr. Michael Hawley officiating.Interment will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston.

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Volney Pierce

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Volney Eugene Pierce, a long time resident of Ruston, passed into his Father's glory on November 9, 2015. He will be missed by his wife of 60 years, Betty Roberts Pierce; his four children and their spouses, Gene and Jody Pierce of Clinton, MS, Steve and Jackie Pierce of New Orleans, Nancy and Jeff Grigsby of Midland, TX, and Donna and the late Jon McCrary of Mittie, LA; his 19 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. He was the son of the late Volney Lee and Erma Wilson Pierce and is survived by his three sisters, Doris Talley, Mary Ellen Becker, and Rita Whatley.

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November 10th

James E. Fowler

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Funeral services for Mr. James E. Fowler, age 76, of Ruston, LA will be held at 2:00 PM Thursday, November 12, 2015 at South Parkway Church in Ruston, LA with Rev. Chris Witt officiating. Interment will follow at Hamilton Cemetery in Dubach, LA under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston, LA. Mr. Fowler was born October 29, 1939 and passed away November 8, 2015. He is preceded in death by his parents: Clay and Louise Fowler; and brothers: Roy Fowler and Boyd Fowler.Mr.

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November 9th

Sue Burgess

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Funeral services for Mrs. Sue Burgess, 85, of Dubach, LA will be held 11:00 AM Tuesday, November 10, 2015 at Dubach United Methodist Church with Rev. Leslie Stephens officiating. Interment will follow at Harmony Chapel Cemetery in Hico, LA under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston. Mrs. Burgess was born December 14, 1929 and passed away November 7, 2015 following a lengthy illness. She is preceded in death by her husband of 64 years: Hugh Burgess; and granddaughters: Susan Neaville and Keisha Helm. Mrs. Burgess was a member of Dubach United Methodist Church.

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Mrs. Betty Lou Johnston

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Funeral Services for Betty Lou Johnston, 78 of Willis, TX, formally of Ruston will be held at 10:00 AM Monday, November 9, 2015 at Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home with Reverend Bill Staples officiating. A private family burial will be at a later date.Mrs. Johnston was born in Monroe, LA to Travis Troy Sanders and Allie Mae Sutton Sanders. She died November 5, 2015 in Conroe, TX. Betty loved reading, playing cards and she enjoyed eating at Sonic. She will be greatly missed by her dog Penny.

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November 3rd

Burnelle Wall Brantley

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Burnelle Wall Brantley, 84, of Ruston passed away peacefully on November 1, 2015. She was born on August 3, 1931 in Logansport, Louisiana but spent the majority of her life as a resident of Ruston, Louisiana. The family will celebrate her life with visitation on Thursday, Nov. 5th from 5:00-7:00 PM at Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home and a private graveside service on Friday morning. She is preceded in death by her parents, Burr Wall and Bessie T. Wall, and her brother Edwin N. Wall. She is survived by her beloved husband of 64 years, Thomas E. Brantley; son, Dr. Thomas L.

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Mildred May

Funeral services for Mrs. Mildred May, 85, of Ruston will be held 10:00 AM Wednesday, November 4, 2015 at Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston. Interment will follow at Cook Cemetery in Ruston under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston. Mrs. May was born December 12, 1929 and passed away November 1, 2015. She is preceded in death by her husband Ed. May.

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November 2nd

Dr. C. Wade Meade

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A memorial service for Dr. C. Wade Meade of Tyler, Texas will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, November 7, 2015, in the University Center Theatre at LSU Shreveport. Cremation will be under the direction of Stewart Family Funeral Home of Tyler. Dr. Meade was born near Dripping Springs, Texas. He grew up in Pollock, Louisiana. He received a BS in Geology from the University of Texas and an MS and PHD in History from Louisiana Tech University.

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