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October 16th, 2015

Crawford, Vinson Lee

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Mr. Vinson Lee Crawford Sr., 72, of Friendswood, Texas entered eternal life on October 11, 2015. He was born on August 18, 1943 to parents Adrian Charles and Kalatah Crawford. He was one of nine children, seven boys and two girls.Vinson graduated from Lincoln High School in Ruston, Louisiana and attended Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Growing up and throughout his life, he had a profound love for sports where he excelled in football and golf. He later attended Southern University on a golf scholarship.

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October 15th

Ruth Wilder Garrett

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Ruth (Marguerite) Wilder Garrett was born in Winnfield on March 25, 1919. She passed away on October 13, 2015. She is survived by her only child, Linda Garrett Wallace, and husband, Samuel G. Wallace (Ruston); grandson, Jeffrey S. Simmons (Houston); grandson, Christopher B. Simmons and wife Melissa (Houston); and great-grandchildren Elyse Suzanne Simmons and Thomas Garrett Simmons.

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Mildred Ethel Neal

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Mrs. Mildred Ethel Neal, age 95 of Ruston, Louisiana passed away on Monday,
October 12, 2015.
Born Sunday, September 12, 1920 in Glenmora, Louisiana, she was a graduate of LSU with a Masters Degree in Education and was retired from the Lincoln Parish School System. After retirement she later taught French. Mrs. Neal was preceded in death by her Parents, Alcie and Myrtice Kyle; Husband, Gilbert Neal. Those left to cherish her memory include her Daughters, Jayne Boudreaux and

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October 6th

Jim Smart

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Funeral services will be held for Jim Smart, age 61, at 2:00 p.m., on Wednesday, October 7, 2015, at First United Methodist Church in Arcadia. The interment will follow at Campground Cemetery. Visitation will be held Tuesday from 5:00 until 8:00 p.m. Mr. James Donald Smart was born October 23, 1953, in Arcadia to Sam and Mary Smart. He entered into rest on October 3, 2015, in Arcadia, LA. Jim was the owner Smart’s Plumbing and Electrical. His priority was his family, and he cherished every second with them. He is preceded in death by his father Sam L.

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Georgia L. LeVasseur

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Funeral services for Mrs. Georgia L. LeVasseur, 94, of Shreveport formerly of Ruston will be 2:00 PM Thursday, October 8, 2015 at Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston with Rev. Rolly Walker officiating.
Interment will follow at Forest Lawn Cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Ruston. Mrs. LeVasseur passed away Friday, October 2, 2015. She is preceded in death by her husband of 64 years Felix O. LeVasseur; sister: Moise Gravelle; and brother: Clyde Smith.

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Rev. J.W. Braggs

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A celebration of life for Rev. J.W. Braggs (Daddy J), age 91, will be held at 1:00pm, Wednesday, October 7, 2015, at the New Hope Baptist Church, Ruston, LA, with Rev. Gordan Ford officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Zion #2 Cemetary, Dubach, LA under the direction of King’s Funeral Home, Ruston, LA. Visitation will be held Tuesday, October 6, 2015 from 2:00pm to 7:00pm at King’s Funeral Home, Ruston. Masonic rites begin at 6:00pm. Rev.

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October 5th

Shelia S. Nicholson

Funeral services for Mrs. Shelia S. Nicholson, 56, of Ruston with Pastor Bo Nicholson officiating. Interment will follow at Pines Memorial Cemetery in Ruston under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston. Mrs. Nicholson passed away October 3, 2015. Shelia was Associate Lead Pastor at Cathedral of Praise Worship Center. She was a true woman of faith for the Kingdom of God. Leading by example, she cast away doubts and fears and placed her complete trust in the Word of God. She stood firmly on the promises of God never wavering as she fought the fight of faith.

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October 2nd

Larry D. Harrison

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Funeral services for Mr. Larry D. Harrison, 64, of Calhoun, LA will be 1:00 PM Saturday, October 3, 2015 at Rocky Valley Baptist Church in Simsboro, LA with Rev. Anthony Jones officiating. Interment will follow at Rocky Valley Cemetery in Simsboro under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home. Mr. Harrison was born March 19, 1951 and passed away September 29, 2015.
Mr. Harrison was employed by the Biedenham Family of Monroe for many years.

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October 1st

Rita Ann Pepper

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Memorial services will be held for Rita Ann Pepper, 62, at the Chapel of Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Homer on Sunday, October 4, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday from 1-2 p.m. prior to the service. Rita was born May 26, 1953 in El Dorado, Arkansas to James E. and Helen Simpson Pepper. She entered into rest Monday, September 14, 2015 at her home in North Little Rock, Arkansas. Rita was a 1971 graduate of Southland Academy in Dubach. She was the production manager at Louisiana Tech with 26 years of service in the journalism department.

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September 24th

George William "Billy" James Jr.

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George William “Billy” James Jr. died Tuesday September 22, 2015 at North Louisiana Medical Center from heart failure. Billy was born in Ruston, La on October 20, 1932 to George William (Bill) James and Sarah Ann (Tai) Bond. He graduated from LA Polytechnic Institute (LA Tech University) as a Civil Engineer in 1952.

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