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December 11th

Lillian Fallin

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Funeral services for Lillian Hood Fallin, 85, of Ruston will be held at 10:00 AM Saturday, December 12, 2015 at Cook Baptist Church in Ruston. Officiating the service will be Rev. H.B. Fuller assisted by Rev. Todd Free and family friend Dr. Jon Barker providing special music. Interment will follow at the St Rest Cemetery in Dubach under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston.

Mrs. Fallin passed away December 9, 2015 in Ruston following a short illness.

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December 9th

Dorothy Freeman

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Graveside services for Mrs. Dorothy P. Freeman, age 77 of Homer, will be held at 2:00 PM, Thursday, December 10, 2015 at St. Rest Cemetery in Dubach under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Ruston.

Dorothy was a loving wife and mother. She was born May 21, 1938 and passed away December 7, 2015. She was preceded in death by her sister, Jean Blackwell.

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December 4th

Karen Akin

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Karen Rebecca Toms Akin of Muncie, Indiana, passed away on December 1, 2015 in Muncie due to the effects of metastatic melanoma, which she had valiantly and passionately fought for almost six years. Two memorial services will be held to celebrate Karen's life: Monday, December 7 at 2 PM at Madison Park Church of God in Anderson, Indiana; and Tuesday, December 15 at 2 PM at First Baptist Church in Ruston, Louisiana. The family will welcome friends at each location two hours prior to each service.

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December 3rd

Vivian Henderson

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Mrs. Vivian Grigg Henderson passed away peacefully at her home in Arcadia, Louisiana on December 1, 2015. Nicknamed "Tippy" by her Grandpa White, called "Aunt Baby" by her nieces and nephews, she was the third child born to Ivy and Velma Grigg on May 4, 1925. She grew up in the piney woods of Bienville Parish and graduated from Bienville High School. Her husband would later say that he had married the prettiest girl in Bienville, but would then add that there were only two of them.

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December 2nd

Myrtis Christian

Funeral services for Mrs. Myrtis Floy Beaird Christian, 92, of Spearsville, La. will be held 2:00PM, Thursday, December 3, 2015 at Mt. Union Baptist Church in Spearsville with Brother Jarod Hawthorne officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Union Cemetery under the direction of Farrar Funeral Home of Farmerville. Mrs. Christian gained her angel wings on November 28, 2015. She was a member of Mt. Union Baptist Church in Spearsville. She loved to crochet, work in the yard, planting flowers and she especially enjoyed taking care of and watching her hummingbirds.

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Fay Rambin

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Funeral services for Mrs. Fay Rambin, 85, of Ruston will be 10:00 AM Thursday, December 3, 2015 at Temple Baptist Church in Ruston with Bro. Tuck Roberts and Dr. Reggie Bridges officiating. Interment will follow at Culbertson cemetery in Culbertson Community, LA under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston. Mrs. Rambin was born May 27, 1930 and passed away November 30, 2015 following a lengthy illness. She is preceded in death by her husband L.B. “Red” Rambin.

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December 1st

Lori Kathleen Watts

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Lori Kathleen Watts, 47 died November 6, 2015 at Alta Bates Summitt Hospital in Berkely California. She was preceded in death by Lois Watts, mother. She is survived by Richard Watts, father, Wendy Watts, sister, Nettie Horton, grandmother and 3 nieces . A memorial service was held on November 21 at Trinity United Methodist Church in Berkeley California.

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Frances Hancock Edwards

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Graveside services for Mrs. Frances Hancock Edwards, 88, of Ruston will be 2:00 PM Wednesday, December 2, 2015 at Greenwood Cemetery in Ruston under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston. Officiating the service will be Rev. Larry Emory. Mrs. Edwards was born September 1, 1927 and passed away November 29, 2015. She is preceded in death by her husband, Elliott Ray Edwards; her parents and her twin sister: Peggy Hancock Adkins. She graduated from Ruston high School in 1945 and then in 1948 graduated from Louisiana Tech. She worked in banking for over 50 years. Mrs.

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November 25th

Roy Lee McMullen

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Funeral services for Mr. Lee Roy McMullen, age 80 of Ruston, will be held at 2:00 PM Friday, November 27, 2015 at Owens Memorial Chapel in Ruston. Rev. Brad Jones will officiate the service. Burial will follow in New City Cemetery in Monroe under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Ruston. Mr. McMullen was born November 30, 1934 in Monroe and passed away November 23, 2015 at his home in Ruston. He was employed at Railway Express for 20 years and then was an accountant at Ruston Coca Cola Bottling Company for 27 years. Mr.

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November 23rd

Sue Ellen Smith

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Sue Ellen Smith went home to be with her beloved Lord and Savior on Tuesday, November 10, 2015. She left her earthly body in her hometown of Sugar Land, Texas, upgrading to a perfect, ever-lasting heavenly body and joining family and friends who went before her. Sue Ellen was born on August 18, 1947 in Meridian, Mississippi to parents, Jack and Jean Sikes, predeceased. She grew up in Ruston, Louisiana. Sue Ellen married her high school sweetheart, Richard Alan Smith, on December 25, 1967. They were married for 47 wonderful years.

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